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  • Top 5 Foods To Live Longer And Stay Away From Severe Diseases

    Foods4BetterHealth
    Foods4BetterHealth
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:24 am
    In today’s hectic lifestyle, the nutritional value of our food is getting worse day by day. Everyone wants to live longer and better, and the only way for this is to change the way you eat the foods. After all, the foods you’re eating right now are going to affect your longevity. If you compare the diets of various regions of the globe with the rates of commonly occurring diseases, a few things become quite obvious. In this post, we’ll be discussing about 5 foods that you should include in your daily die to improve … Read MoreThis article Top 5 Foods To Live Longer And Stay Away…
  • Wrist Strengthening Exercise & Tools

    The Inside Trainer
    Cynthia Carpenter
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Weak wrists and repetitive strain can cause pain and leave a person prone to injury. There are exercises and stretches you can do for your wrists that might help. There are also tools and equipment that have been made specifically to aid in developing wrist and forearm strength. When first starting to add strength training to your day you should start very light. If you start light you can always increase the weight as you go. If you start heavy you may just end up injuring yourself. Grab a light dumbbell or a bottle of water and try the following. 1. Wrist Curl Extension. Hold the dumbell or…
  • Exercise May Be the Most Effective Weapon Against Aging

    HealthNews Articles
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Research shows that physical activity may be your best bet in the battle against aging—even if you've lived a fairly sedentary lifestyle.Add Comment
  • Exercise May Be the Most Effective Weapon Against Aging

    HealthNews Articles
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Research shows that physical activity may be your best bet in the battle against aging—even if you've lived a fairly sedentary lifestyle.Add Comment
  • Antidepressants: Selecting one that's right for you

    All Mayo Clinic health information topics
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
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    Uploads by Johnson & Johnson

  • A Discussion about Alzheimer's Disease

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:03 pm
    A Discussion about Alzheimer's Disease Janssen Research & Development, LLC, launched a series of online videos addressing key mental health topics and treatments for disorders of the brain. This v... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 57 2 ratings Time: 08:18 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson Share The Love :30

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Johnson & Johnson Share The Love :30 Love is the most powerful thing on the planet. It's why we do anything to care for those dear to us. Our aspiration as a company is to care for the world, on... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 339 1 ratings Time: 00:32 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson For All You Love :60

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Johnson & Johnson For All You Love :60 Love is the reason you care. For all the things in your life that make life worth living. Our aspiration as a company is to care for the world, one person at... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 1951 1 ratings Time: 01:02 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson For All You Love :30

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Johnson & Johnson For All You Love :30 Love is the most powerful thing on the planet. It's why we do anything to care for those dear to us. Our aspiration as a company is to care for the world, on... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 334 2 ratings Time: 00:32 More in Education
  • Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Comes to the UK

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Comes to the UK Staying on schedule with your medications can get complicated. Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager is more than just a self‐directed pill reminder tool – it ca... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 254 3 ratings Time: 01:47 More in Education
 
 
 
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    CNN.com - Health

  • More depression among female execs

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Alyson Breathed remembers working such long hours as a hotel marketing manager that sometimes, her evening nanny had to bring Breathed's two children to work.
  • Why female executives get depressed more than men

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
    Alyson Breathed remembers working such long hours as a hotel marketing manager that sometimes, her evening nanny had to bring Breathed's two children to work.
  • Lung cancer battle: Time for action

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:22 am
    Lung cancer kills nearly twice as many women as breast cancer, but there is no sea of ribbons, no colored NFL cleats, no national monuments aglow in pink for lung cancer awareness.
  • Lung cancer battle: Time for action

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:22 am
    Lung cancer kills nearly twice as many women as breast cancer, but there is no sea of ribbons, no colored NFL cleats, no national monuments aglow in pink for lung cancer awareness.
  • A form of sugar helps twin girls

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    Hugh and Chris Hempel welcomed beautiful twin girls into the world in 2004. Since the girls were about two, the whole family has been fighting to treat the twins' rare genetic condition.
 
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    Newswise: MedNews

  • Penn Researchers Identify Protein Elevated in Blood That Predicts Post-Concussion Symptom Severity in Professional Athletes

    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    New Penn Medicine research has found that elevated levels in the blood of the brain-enriched protein calpain-cleaved αII-spectrin N-terminal fragment, known as SNTF, shortly after sports-related concussion can predict the severity of post-concussion symptoms in professional athletes. The complete findings were released today in the Journal of Neurotrauma.
  • Study Examines FDA Influence on Design of Pivotal Drug Studies

    JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    An examination of the potential interaction between pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to discuss future studies finds that one-quarter of recent new drug approvals occurred without any meeting, and when such meetings occurred, pharmaceutical companies did not comply with one-quarter of the recommendations made by the FDA regarding study design or primary outcome, according to a study in the November 26 issue of JAMA.
  • Full-Day Preschool Linked With Increased School Readiness Compared with Part-Day

    JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Children who attended a full-day preschool program had higher scores on measures of school readiness skills (language, math, socio-emotional development, and physical health), increased attendance, and reduced chronic absences compared to children who attended part-day preschool, according to a study in the November 26 issue of JAMA.
  • New Insights Into Breast Cancer Spread Could Yield Better Tests and Treatments

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A study combining patients' tumor cells with a laboratory model of blood vessel lining provides the most compelling evidence so far that a specific trio of cells is required for the spread of breast cancer. The findings could lead to better tests for predicting whether a woman's breast cancer will spread. The study, led by researchers at the NCI-designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center and Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, published today in Science Signaling.
  • New Method Helps Doctors Check Pain Drug Compliance

    American Pain Society
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Assuring appropriate drug theory is important for effective pain management, and a new study published in The Journal of Pain reported that use of a short compliance checklist by clinicians can best identify individuals most likely to misuse prescription pain medications.
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • For the Fallen – We Will Remember Them

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

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

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

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

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

  • Vote tally too close, recount ordered on Oregon GMO labeling

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The final vote tally on an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients was so close that state officials are doing a recount, a spokesman for the state said on Tuesday. Final results show the Oregon measure losing by 812 votes out of a total of more than 1.5 million votes, according to the Oregon Secretary of State's Office. "State law says that if the margin is no more than one-fifth of 1 percent of the total votes cast in that election... ...
  • Prioritizing healthcare overhaul was a mistake: Senate Democrat

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The No. 3 Democrat in the Senate said on Tuesday the Democratic Party had made a political mistake by pushing for Obamacare. New York Senator Charles Schumer, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, said that after passing a stimulus package to jumpstart the economy during the economic downturn, Democrats "put all of our focus on the wrong problem" by turning to President Barack Obama's healthcare reform effort, which passed in 2010. ...
  • Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — With flat screen TVs, game nights and plentiful Wi-Fi, life in isolation for military members returning from the mission in West Africa against Ebola can look a lot like summer camp.
  • Sierra Leone Ebola burial workers dump bodies in pay protest

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - Burial workers in Sierra Leone have dumped bodies in the street outside a hospital in protest at authorities' failure to pay bonuses for handling Ebola victims. Residents said up to 15 corpses had been abandoned in the eastern town of Kenema, three of them at a hospital entrance to stop people entering. The head of the district Ebola Response Team, Abdul Wahab Wan, said the bodies included those of two babies. A spokesman for the striking workers, who asked not to be identified, said they had not been paid their weekly hazard allowance for seven weeks. ...
  • MRIs may be too painful for some with cochlear implants

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines may displace the magnets of cochlear implants or cause extreme discomfort for some wearers, according to a new study. More than 300,000 people worldwide now have a cochlear implant, a small electronic device with an external transmitter held in place behind the ear with a magnet and an internal electrode array. The devices can help restore a sense of hearing to the profoundly deaf, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. ...
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    WHO news

  • Mali confirms 2 new cases of Ebola virus disease

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Mali’s Ministry of Health has confirmed an additional 2 new cases of Ebola virus disease. The first, confirmed on 22 November, occurred in the 23-year-old fiancée of the 25-year-old nurse who attended the Grand Imam from Guinea (the index case in this outbreak) and died of Ebola on 11 November. The young woman developed symptoms on 19 November and, on 20 November, was hospitalized in isolation at Bamako’s Ebola treatment centre, a new facility which opened last week.
  • Worldwide action needed to address hidden crisis of violence against women and girls

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

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

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:27 pm
    As of today (21 November), Mali has officially reported a cumulative total of 6 cases of Ebola virus disease, with 6 deaths. Of the 6 cases, 5 are laboratory confirmed and one remains probable as no samples were available for testing. These numbers include the 2-year-old girl who initially imported the virus into Mali and died of the disease on 24 October.
  • Countries vow to combat malnutrition through firm policies and actions

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

  • Every Inch of You Is Perfect from the Bottom to the Top

    Laura Moncur
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    I don’t know how this song flew under my radar for so long, but now that I’ve found it, I’m all about that bass! I had heard the song a couple of months ago and I thought I liked it. Yeah, love for all body images (except the skinny bitches line)! It’s great! Embrace your body and love it for what it is. Yeah, yeah, yeah… Then I saw that video and it made me ADORE the song for ONE reason. The dancing sensation that is this man: So much of the love your body image has been directed at women that I think men have been left out. This guy is an amazing dancer and he is…
  • American Medical Review Profile of Overeaters Anonymous

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

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

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

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

  • Unfeminist Barbie: From Food Restriction to Female Incompetence

    Abbie Stutzer
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Barbie may not be the most feminist-friendly toy of modern day, but she sure has come a long way from when she first stepped onto the toy scene. Sure, her looks are still unattainable, but at least the food restriction Barbie accessories are now off the market. In 1963, Mattel, Barbie’s maker, released Barbie accessories sold under the name, “Slumber Party.” The accessories in this Barbie kit included a pink nightgown and pajamas, and some rollers. Also: A book. “Nice, a book,” you may be thinking. Well, contain your joy and get ready for it to transform into rage. Deep, dark, rage.
  • Velvety Vegan Mashed Potatoes Recipe (No Faux Butter or Creams Necessary)

    Aylin Erman
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
      A simple side gets a stunning makeover in this creamy vegan mashed potatoes recipe. Each Thanksgiving, I opt out of the turkey centerpiece and instead bulk up the side offerings, making sure that every dish is as delicious as it is animal friendly. When it comes to mashed potatoes, there are many ways to transform the dish into a vegan masterpiece, but I find most variations full of faux butters, creams, mayonnaise and milks. In the end, the vegan version just ends up being heavier than the original. Sure, being animal-friendly is rewarding enough, but I also like to make sure I am…
  • Holiday Outfits that Sparkle with Sequins, Beading and Lamé: On Trend

    Leena Oijala
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    ColumnGlam up your holiday outfits this season – sequins, metallics, beading and glitter are back in style. Take the spotlight at your next party as you shimmer and shine in our favorite picks from made in the USA and eco-friendly fashion brands. These stylish, on trend picks will glam up all of your holiday outfits from the casual to swanky. Look great and seasonal with the sparkly shine of gorgeous beads, sequins, lamé and more. Rocket Skinny Jeans Channeling space age metallics, these crackling silver jeans are the perfect way to easily dress up for any holiday occasion. Made  in…
  • Get Your Gifting Groove on with The Box: Holiday Edition

    Erika Herman
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    Get your Holiday gifting groove on with EcoSalon’s The Box: Holiday Edition. This exclusive curated event boasts $472+ of the best in eco-luxe beauty, fashion, wellness, and entertaining accessories and gifts for only $129.00 + free shipping. That’s a 73%+ discount! The Box: Holiday Edition is packed with 16 brands, including innovative gadgets for one-of-a-kind celebrations, a guide to cooking exotic culinary masterpieces, luxurious and colorful non-toxic beauty products, specialty supplements and superfoods, and more holiday treats! Starting Monday, November 24th, we will reveal…
  • 7 Thanksgiving Dinner Survival Tips for Hosting a Stress-Free Celebration

    Jen Wallace
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Need some tips on to survive hosting a Thanksgiving dinner celebration without feeling overwhelmed and still feel like you pulled off a really impressive meal? Read on. I’m going to let you in on a secret–I am not Martha Stewart. Honestly, Martha Stewart isn’t even Martha Stewart. She’s a brand and a whole team of possibly thousands of people, all working together to make everything Martha does look effortless and impressive, including Martha’s coverage of Thanksgiving dinner. That’s not how most of our dinners go. So, if you find yourself hosting Thanksgiving dinner…
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    Evidence in Motion

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Welcome Table: An Annual Online Thanksgiving Meal

    Mel
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:16 am
    [Melissa stands up, taps her fork against her glass, and clears her throat.  The conversation around the table dies down, and she suddenly knows how Dumbledore feels as he delivers his Welcome-Back-to-Hogwarts speech.  She considers growing a long white beard before next year’s meal.] Welcome, everyone, to our annual pre-Thanksgiving online meal.  Let’s just put […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 13: Keep or Toss

    Mel
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:27 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* Lifehacker had a timely (for me) article on how to decide whether to keep or part with sentimental items.  You ask yourself whether you’d buy it again at full price, if the object has happy […]
  • Introverts, Unite!

    Mel
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    Josh recently forwarded me an article about introverts and extroverts and how they respond physically to the world.  At first, it was just a “hey, they described you!” sort of thing.  But after a day or so, I think he started to realize, “oh… if that describes you, then I now get why you hate […]
  • 521st Friday Blog Roundup

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

    Mel
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    To plot out or not to plot out a novel with a manuscript outline has been on my mind this week because I’ve just returned to writing a new book after taking a break to sketch out the remaining chapters.  This is the way I’ve always worked. Image: Chris via Flickr I get an idea […]
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Adoption messages.

    Carla
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    May 2006. For the first few years of this blog (back in the MizFit days when the tagline was …at the CORE we’re all the same.) I never mentioned the Tornado’s adoption. A smattering of readers came with me from my previous Guatemama blog. More than  few readers (Id imagine? no one ever said anything) noticed our personalities matched a bit more than our outsides. I never mentioned her adoption because she was so very little. I never wrote about her adoption because it’s her story to tell. And then, to my dismay, she grew older. Even though she’s always known she…
  • Walking a half-marathon (guest post).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Scott Dunlap
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    It's lottery season again in the world of ultrarunning! As our sport continues to grow (up 345% in the last 10 years), the clash of limited space/permits and high demand has put more races than ever in the lottery game. There's even the semi-disappointing trend of non-refundable "lottery fees" popping up a few races this year. Regardless, it's time to put your name in the hat for your favorite races and see how the Lottery Gods determine your fate! The Western States 100m lottery is on right now (already nearing 2,400 entries with two days left). So don't hesitate - put your name…
 
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  • Leading causes of death in 2030, if we continue down the current path

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

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

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

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

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

    Gary Schwitzer
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    Frederik Joelving, who once did outstanding work for ReutersHealth in the U.S., recently published a piece on robotic surgery in Politiken, a major newspaper in Denmark. A rough translation of the way the article concluded: “It may be difficult to reverse (the proliferation trend) if the large randomized trials that other countries are doing should give low marks to the da Vinci system. … Consultant Christian Gluud of the Copenhagen Trial Unit at the University Hospital and an expert in evidence-based medicine, believes that the lack of regulation has left patients in the lurch.
  • “Health care consumers in the dark” – no kidding

    Gary Schwitzer
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    That headline appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune print edition yesterday. The focus of the article was how difficult it is to obtain medical cost data despite a state law and other efforts to increase transparency. The same newspaper had a brief column the previous day about open enrollment season for workplace medical benefits, but that column’s final line seemed to conflict with the point of the longer story mentioned above.  The shorter column quoted the executive director of the MN Community Measurement group saying that the group’s rankings – “rating…
  • More NBC TODAY Show men have more body parts probed during TV sweeps month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Editors
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    DNA sequencing has come down in price in a spectacular fashion over the past decade. Yet, it’s still too expensive for everyday clinical use and mostly remains in the hands of scientists working in research labs. A promising approach that many have been trying to implement in order to speed up and reduce the cost of DNA sequencing is pushing the molecule through a tiny hole and using nearby electrodes to detect the unique change in the electric field as each nucleotide comes through. This has been challenging for a variety of reasons, but researchers from Arizona State University and…
  • Online Tool from Johns Hopkins Visualizes Ebola’s Proteins to Help Find Cure

    Editors
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    Researchers around the world are understandably working in haste to come up with a treatment for the Ebola infection. To help with that goal, a team of scientists at Johns Hopkins University just unveiled a free online tool that helps to visualize Ebola gene mutations and how they affect the virus’s protein structure, as well as epitopes, binding sites on the surface of the proteins. The tool is called MuPIT (Mutation Position Imaging Toolkit) and you can play around with it here. Using it, researchers should have a better idea of what mutations to expect and potentially create…
  • Robotic Walker for Improved Rehabilitation

    Joshua Chen
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    Assistant Professor Yu Haoyong and his team from the National University of Singapore have created a robotic walker to assist physiotherapists. This newly designed device promises not only to improve the quality but also the productivity of therapy sessions. The most important aspect of this machine is that it allows the patient to practice walking on the ground instead of a treadmill. This technology consists of six different modules: an active body weight support unit; an omni-directional mobile platform; a pelvic and trunk motion support unit; a functional electrical stimulator; a…
  • Grayhill 17 Megapixel Touch Panels for Medical Applications

    Editors
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:53 am
    Grayhll (La Grange, IL), a company that makes all sorts of human interface devices, is releasing new high resolution touch panels for medical applications. The screens are able to track up to ten fingers at 4,096 x 4,096 (17 megapixel) accuracy. Plus, they work just fine with medical gloves, and since the screens can be disinfected, they can be used in surgical applications for radiological image browsing, accessing patient data, and as an interface to other equipment in the OR. The screens actually recognize that the user is wearing gloves and adjust accordingly. Moreover, if liquid hits…
  • Clinical Trial of Bone Marrow-Derived Endothelial Progenitor Cells for Cardiac Repair: Positive Initial Data

    Iris Kulbatski
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    The global health and economic impact of cardiovascular disease, specifically heart attacks, is tremendous. Patient prognosis following a major heart attack, including progressive heart failure, repeat heart attacks, arrhythmias, and mortality, depends on the damage sustained to the heart. Cellular therapies that aim to repair damaged heart muscle have the potential to positively impact post-infarct clinical outcomes. One of the most comprehensive phase II clinical trials of bone marrow cell therapy for cardiac repair in the U.S. has shown positive initial data, specifically that…
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  • Breville BJS600XL

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

    Life Coach
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor Breville BJE820XL Juice Fountain Duo Dual Disc Juicer Average Rating: total customer reviews... Breville The post Breville BJE820X appeared first on VitalJuiceDaily.com.
  • Breville BJE510XL

    Life Coach
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Breville BJE510XL Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juicer Average Rating: total customer reviews... Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor Average Rating: total customer reviews... Breville RM-BJE510XL Certified Remanufactured 900-Watt Variable-Speed Juice Extractor Average Rating: total customer reviews... Breville The post Breville BJE510XL appeared first on VitalJuiceDaily.com.
  • Breville 800JEXL

    Life Coach
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor Average Rating: 1,532 total customer reviews... Average Rating: total customer reviews... Average Rating: total customer reviews... Breville The post Breville 800JEXL appeared first on VitalJuiceDaily.com.
  • Breville JE98XL

    Life Coach
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-watt Juice Extractor There was an error connecting to the Amazon web service, or no results were found for your query.   Related Product Reviews Breville Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juicer Breville BJE820XL Juice Fountain Duo Dual Disc Juicer Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer The post Breville JE98XL appeared…
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  • Physician goes first: A way to not interrupt patients

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/val-jones" rel="tag">Val Jones, MD</a>
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Much has been made about physicians’ tendencies to interrupt patients. Studies have shown that patients are permitted 12 to 18 seconds of talk time before they are redirected (or interrupted) by their doctor. This leads to patients feeling that the physician didn’t listen or didn’t care. I believe that there is a way to solve the problem without wasting time or being rude. I have used this technique with great success over the years and it works especially well in the inpatient setting, when beginning a formal “history and physical exam.” In three simple words: Physician goes…
  • We need to start skin cancer prevention with our children

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/j-leonard-lichtenfeld" rel="tag">J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD</a>
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The numbers about skin cancer incidence and costs in the United States are worse than anyone expected. That’s the message that comes from a report published recently in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on research from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Cancer Institute. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • When the art of medicine gets lost in the business

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/a-country-doctor" rel="tag">A Country Doctor, MD</a>
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Andy was new to me. He told me he had seen several doctors over the past few years for various pains in his right arm. Some months ago, he had right shoulder pain that went away on its own, but for the past few weeks, he had pain in the middle of his upper arm. Last year he had tennis elbow and forearm pain for many months. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Reporting physician quality: The dangerous game the government plays

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/arvind-cavale" rel="tag">Arvind Cavale, MD</a>
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    We have heard ad nauseum that the data collection mandated by Medicare and Medicaid is to improve quality of care. Significant taxpayer dollars have been expended as bonuses in the name of PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System). With all this investment and mandating, one would assume that the PQRS must be highly indicative of better quality of patient care, right? Not so fast. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • What a messy house has to do with medicine today

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/abigail-schildcrout" rel="tag">Abigail Schildcrout, MD</a>
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    I spent this past week worrying that my in-laws were going to divorce me. For sure. No getting out of it this time. I do not keep a neat house. There are piles everywhere. Piles of books. Piles of papers. Piles of clean-but-unfolded laundry. Piles of mail. Piles of music. Piles (believe it or not) of instruments. Piles of shoes. Piles of coats (it’s cold these days, but varying degrees of cold). There’s a drum set in the living room (because that’s where the piano is). Did I mention the books? Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online…
 
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  • Scaling up meditation and mindfulness via wellness programs and biofeedback sensors

    SharpBrains
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    Scal­ing up med­i­ta­tion and mind­ful­ness via well­ness pro­grams and biofeed­back sensors from SharpBrains: Tracking Brain Health Innovation Enjoy this great ses­sion held at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, fea­tur­ing: Dr. Dou­glass Ziedo­nis, Pro­fes­sor and Chair of the Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try at UMass Med­ical School Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, Pres­i­dent of the Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foundation Ariel Garten, CEO of InteraXon Dr. Evian Gor­don, Exec­u­tive Chair­man of Brain Resource Chair: Rajiv Pant, Chief Tech­nol­ogy…
  • Update: Should Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (not antidepressant drugs) be the first-line treatment for depression?

    SharpBrains
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Time for SharpBrains’ Novembere-newsletter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of brain health insights, neuroscience and psychology research reports…and some fun brain teasers. Enjoy! New thinking: Should Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (not antidepressant drugs) be the first-line treatment for depression? Access the slides and insights from 40+ speakers @ 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit Debate: Is there a link between ADHD and Creativity? The “Holy Grail”: How to drive behavior change by harnessing neuroplasticity and emotions New research: Top 10 recent scientific studies on the value of…
  • Debate: Is there a link between ADHD and Creativity?

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

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

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

  • What Is Health?

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    By LESLIE KERNISAN, MD For a while now, I’ve been working on an ebook about making digital health more useful and usable for older adults. (Don’t hold your breath, I really have no idea when it will be done. I can only work on it for about an hour every weekday.) In reflecting on the […]
  • MyFitnessPal Works If You Use It

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:53 am
    By MIKE LEE You may have seen some news regarding a study MyFitnessPal recently did with UCLA. I wanted to take a minute to address this study, since we participated in it directly. We are excited that we got to work with some very smart people to answer a question we also wanted to know the […]
  • HIT Newser: The CommonWell Alliance Gets More Common

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    MICHELLE RONAN-NOTEBOOM The CommonWell Alliance Gets More Common Aprima and CareCloud join Allscripts, Cerner, McKesson, athenahealth, Greenway, and RelayHealth in the CommonWell Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of HIT vendors focused on fostering interoperability. Coalition Says Stick to ICD-10 Schedule CHIME, AHIMA, HFMA, and a dozen more industry organizations send a letter to Congressional leaders urging no further delays to […]
  • Is Deborah Peel up to her old tricks?

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:45 am
    By Matthew Holt Long time (well very long time) readers of THCB will remember my extreme frustration with Patients Privacy Rights founder Deborah Peel who as far as I can tell spent the entire 2000s opposing electronic health data in general and commercial EMR vendors in particular. I even wrote a very critical piece about […]
  • Unlucky In Coverage

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    By ACA DATABASE Unlucky in Coverage writes from the Southwest: I am self-insured. I was quite pleased last year when I had a chance to purchase health insurance through the Federal Marketplace because my new plan was significantly less expensive and more comprehensive than the coverage I had previously. However, I just learned that my […]
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  • Never say you can't do something

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ben Goldacre
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    My new book is out today: a collection of columns, journalism and essays, but also some of my more colourful government reports, academic papers, and more. It looks lovely. Here is the introduction. Hooray! ……  Amazon ………………….. …………………. Audible ……… ……….  Waterstones  ………. ….. Kindle   …………………….. ……….   Local  ………………….
  • Weirdly long and fun Absolute FM radio interview

    Ben Goldacre
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:43 am
    Taking epidemiology to the streets: here’s a long, long interview I did last week on Absolute FM (lovely Geoff Lloyd’s lovely Hometime Show). Posting here because it’s unusually good and long for pop media. In between the rock classics, we talk about screening, Ebola, government statistics, and good quality sperm. My lovely new book – I […]
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  • The invasion of well-meaning quacks into West Africa continues apace, part deux

    Orac
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    I realize that I risk getting repetitive by writing about this again, but it’s a rich vein that just keeps on producing and producing. It also demonstrates that, for every tragedy as huge as the ongoing Ebola outbreak that has killed over 5,000 people in West Africa thus far, there always exist well-meaning people who…
  • Evolutionary selection on alternative medicine

    Orac
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    (Orac note: I was away at Skepticon over the weekend, where I gave a talk entitled The Central Dogma of Alternative Medicine. (When the talk’s up on YouTube, I’ll provide a link, of course.) Because of all the fun and travel delays I didn’t get a chance to turn my slides and notes into a…
  • Off to Skepticon…

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

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

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

  • Siblings with Severe Mental Illness: Staying in Touch — And in the Loop

    Sarah Newman, MA
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    It’s difficult to know where you stand when your sibling is diagnosed with a severe mental illness. Their treatment can take up so much time and their symptoms can be so encompassing that there may not be a lot of room for you, let alone your relationship. The dynamics of the family change after a diagnosis and you may feel like more of a caregiver than a brother or a sister. My older brother Pat was diagnosed with schizophrenia eight years ago. He was 25 years old. At that point we were already living on our own. He was finished with college and working full-time. We had always been close…
  • Navigating the Holidays When You Have Depression

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    For people with depression, the holidays can be a challenging time. People with the illness “tend to have a negative view of themselves and their lives,” said Selena C. Snow, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating depression in Rockville, Md. “If they have overly idealized beliefs about what the holidays should look like, the resulting discrepancy can be very difficult.” They may feel inadequate or like their lives are lacking, she said. Receiving others’ holiday cards and family newsletters — where people share only their happy news — can contribute…
  • Best of Our Blogs: November 25, 2014

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    In a few days, it will be Thanksgiving here in the US. The irony is that while many of us are gearing up for this day of gratitude, we’re probably not feeling it. Prepping turkeys, and getting ready for Black Friday and the litany of holidays that come with forced family gatherings often equates to more moments of grumbling and thanklessness than anything else. But if you’re bemoaning your current situation and are on the verge of giving into unhealthy habits to feed your hurt, vulnerable and exhausted self, stop. Fuel yourself with this instead. I attended Oprah’s The Life…
  • How to Build a New Habit — And Make it Stick

    Sam Thomas Davies
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    Are you a master of a skill? Perhaps you’re fluent in a language. A world-class pianist. A master craftsman in carpentry. If you are, it’s not necessarily a result of your income, personal circumstances, upbringing, or any other variable. It’s a result of something a lot more powerful, something you have complete control over. It’s a result of habit. The people who have mastered their businesses, their love lives, their health or any other area have done so because they have mastered their habits. But there is a price to pay: It requires a lot of hard work and years of practice. A lot…
  • Getting Past Those Awkward Moments — in Baseball and in Marriage

    Marcia Naomi Berger, MSW, LCSW
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:20 pm
    You might not expect to pick up marriage tips from a baseball team. Yet as my home team, the San Francisco Giants, moved toward the World Championship, I was struck by how they showed similar character traits to those I encourage in my couples therapy clients. Some spouses I work with have explosive personalities. They become verbally abusive when their partner doesn’t do what they want. Such impulsive reactions harm their marital relationship. In sports and other competitive games, we call someone who acts this way a “poor sport.” Good sports are respectful, kind, and humble.
 
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pharma Mobile Ad Spend in 2014

    PharmaGuy
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    I try to keep track of how money the U.S. pharmaceutical industry spends on digital advertising to see if there are any trends. Of particular interest to me these days is mobile advertising. Below is some data from eMarketer. eMarketer includes marketers of prescription and over-the-counter products, facilities, services, research, healthcare professionals, hospitals and biological products, as well as establishments providing healthcare services, health insurance and social assistance for individuals in its "US Healthcare and Pharma" category. Find more from eMarketer here.US Healthcare…
  • R&D Cost for Generics is Zero. Nothing. Nada. Nilch. So Why are Their Prices Surging?

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

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

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

    PharmaGuy
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
    FDA Wants to Peek Into Your Bedroom to Learn If Your Spouse Affects Your Perception of Risks in Those New Viagra TV Ads!
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • Who let this through at HBR?

    Paul Levy
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    Harvard Business Review online often has interesting and thoughtful pieces, but this one is so self-serving as to make me gag--and wonder about the editorial policies that allowed its publication. The title seems innoucous enough--"Teaching Hospitals are the Best Place to Test Health Innovation." But this is no rigorous study or presentation of the article's premise.  No, when you read the thing, you discover that is a paean for the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and for a product developed by a doctor at the hospital, in which the hospital presumably has a financial…
  • Intensive training on line

    Paul Levy
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:50 am
    I learned today of an impressive on-line educational tool produced by folks at Alfred Health in Melbourne.  It is Intensivean educational website for doctors and other health professionals training in and practicing intensive care medicine.This announcement appeared in May of this year:Alfred ICU is delighted to have Chris Nickson as a senior registrar and he has designed and implemented this blog which will be a resource and repository for all our teaching and education. In the first 3 days since launching on 17/5/14, it has already had 1500 hits, 68% from overseas.This is a well done…
  • Danish get a pasting

    Paul Levy
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:21 am
    Gary Schwitzer reports on the proliferation of robotic surgery in Denmark, in a publicly financed health care system.  He quotes Frederik Joelving, a Danish journalist:“What’s interesting is that even though our healthcare system is publicly funded, the development here is largely parallel to what’s been happening in the US: With hospitals competing to take the lead in robotic surgery and using dubious claims to market the technology, it has now become virtually impossible to have an open (let alone traditional laparoscopic) prostatectomy in most parts of the country. So far,…
  • Pursuit of excellence at Alfred Health

    Paul Levy
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:23 am
    I had a chance in advance of some presentations I'll be making this week at Alfred Health to view a number of the clinical process improvements at The Alfred, the system's tertiary referral teaching hospital, based in Melbourne.  The organization has spent years in adopting a culture of continuous process improvement, relying in great measure on the ideas and engagement of front-line staff.First stop was the Emergency Department with my guides Rebecca (Bec) Atkins, the Nurse Manager, and ED Deputy Director, Dr. Jeremy Stevens.  As many of my readers know, EDs often suffer from…
  • Whac-A-Mole disguised as high-deductible plans

    Paul Levy
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:58 pm
    In the zeal to "bend the cost curve," the US health care system has focused on more "consumer-directed" aspects of health care, often in the form of high deductible insurance plans.  As in all such public policy moves, there are unintended consequences.This has been recognized on the pediatric front, with the American Academy of Pediatrics taking a strong stand, as reported several month ago by Budd Shenkin:The federal government should consider restricting high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) to adults because the plans discourage families from seeking primary care for their children,…
 
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    PharmaGossip

  • Ask your doctor

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

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

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

    insider
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
  • Ben Goldacre: Pharma industry has destroyed its own reputation

    insider
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:08 am
    Ben Goldacre [Scott Hurst/Flickr]EXCLUSIVE: The great tragedy for the pharmaceutical industry is that it keeps denying that it lobbies against transparency in clinical trials, says Ben Goldacre.Ben Goldacre is a British physician, academic and author of the best-selling books Bad Science and Bad Pharma. He spoke to EurActiv's editor and publisher Frédéric Simon at the sidelines of the conference Transparency and public health - how accessible is scientific data?What do you think of the EU’s clinical trials regulation for example in terms of transparency?Well, I think the…
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

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

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

    Rachel Walden
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Apple recently announced it was joining Facebook in covering costs for female employees who opt to freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons. Both companies are providing up to $20,000; Apple as part of its fertility coverage, and Facebook as part of its surrogacy benefits. Despite the financial generosity, this might not be a good deal for healthy employees of these companies — or for women in the workplace in general. While some news outlets have addressed the high cost of egg freezing — at least $10,000 per ovarian stimulation cycle and $500 a year for storage…
  • How You Can Help Save Tennessee From Cutting Off Abortion Access

    Rachel Walden
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    As a lifelong Tennessean, I know it’s not the most friendly state when it comes to reproductive rights. And if a ballot initiative to curb abortion access passes this fall, it will get even worse. On Nov. 4, voters will be asked to amend the state constitution by adding the following language: Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to,…
  • Our Kids, Our Selves: How to Discuss Motherhood As a Choice

    Guest Contributor
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    by Melanie Holmes “Back in my day, talk of sex was in the closet where it belonged!” Those words were spoken by my mom, who is in her 80s. Luckily, our family closet held a copy of the book “Our Bodies, Ourselves.” My mom bought the book for my oldest sister, and then she instructed each sister to hand down the book to the next. I vowed to handle the discussion of sexual health differently with my own kids. I divorced from the father of my two sons when they were preschoolers, and quite frankly, I wasn’t sure my ex would hold honest, thorough conversations.
  • Crisis Pregnancy Centers and the Myth of “Post-Abortion Syndrome”

    Rachel Walden
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    “Post-abortion syndrome” — the idea that abortion causes significant mental health damage — is not a real, evidence-based diagnosis. While individuals who have abortions may have a wide variety of positive and negative feelings afterward (as do women who continue their pregnancies), there is no sound evidence that having an abortion itself leads to psychological harm. Studies that anti-abortion activists claim support the notion are often methodologically flawed, or have been misinterpreted. How, then, did the notion that a “post-abortion syndrome”…
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    Health and Wellness News

  • Most Americans With HIV Don't Have Virus Under Control, CDC Says

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Most Americans With HIV Don't Have Virus Under Control, CDC SaysTUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Fewer than one-third of Americans living with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, with many either not receiving regular medical care or unaware they carry the virus, a new U.S. study finds. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study estimates that 70 percent of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV in 2011 did not have their virus under control, even though combination drug therapies can effectively suppress the virus before it can develop into…
  • Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA SaysTUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) - New rules announced Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will have many restaurant chains posting calorie counts on their menus, and the rules even apply to movie theater popcorn and ice cream parlor fare. "Americans get about a third of their calories away from home, often consuming less nutritious food and underestimating the calories they eat," FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said during a Monday afternoon news conference. Although listing calorie counts on menus…
  • Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug AbuseTUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications are much more likely to abuse those drugs than other teens, a new study warns. The findings show the need to conduct substance abuse assessments on teenagers before prescribing these drugs to them, the researchers said. "Prescribers and parents don't realize the abuse potential," said lead researcher Carol Boyd, a professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. "These drugs produce highly attractive sensations, and…
  • Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS Babies

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS BabiesTUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) - A brain abnormality may be responsible for more than 40 percent of deaths from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a new study suggests. The abnormality is in the hippocampus, a part of the brain that influences breathing, heart rate and body temperature. This abnormality may disrupt the brain's control of breathing and heart rate during sleep or during brief waking that happens during the night, the researchers report. "This abnormality could put infants at risk for SIDS," said lead…
  • Infants With Eczema May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy: Study

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Infants With Eczema May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy: StudyTUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Exposure to peanut protein in household dust may increase the risk of peanut allergy in infants with the skin condition eczema, a new study reveals. About 2 percent of school-aged children in the United States are allergic to peanuts. And severe eczema in infants has been linked to food allergies, particularly peanut allergy, the researchers noted. The new study included 359 infants aged 3 months to 15 months. The researchers examined the amount of peanut protein the children…
 
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    Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily

  • Mere expectation of treatment can improve brain activity in Parkinson's patients

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    Learning-related brain activity in Parkinson's patients improves as much in response to a placebo treatment as to real medication, according to a new study. "The findings highlight the power of expectations to drive changes in the brain," said a co-author of the study. "The research highlights important links between psychology and medicine."
  • Obstructive sleep apnea treatments may reduce depressive symptoms

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea with continuous positive airway pressure or mandibular advancement devices can lead to modest improvements in depressive symptoms, according to a study.
  • Link between DNA transcription, disease-causing expansions

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    Researchers in human genetics have known that long nucleotide repeats in DNA lead to instability of the genome and ultimately to human hereditary diseases such Freidreich's ataxia and Huntington's disease. Scientists have believed that the lengthening of those repeats occur during DNA replication when cells divide or when the cellular DNA repair machinery gets activated. Recently, however, it became apparent that yet another process called transcription, which is copying the information from DNA into RNA, could also been involved.
  • Long-term testosterone therapy does not increase risk of prostate cancer

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    Testosterone (T) therapy is routinely used in men with hypogonadism, a condition in which diminished function of the gonads occurs. Although there is no evidence that T therapy increases the risk of prostate cancer (PCa), there are still concerns and a paucity of long-term data. In a new study, investigators examined three parallel, prospective, ongoing, cumulative registry studies of over 1,000 men. Their analysis showed that long-term T therapy in hypogonadal men is safe and does not increase the risk of PCa.
  • Vegetable oil ingredient key to destroying gastric disease bacteria

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is strongly associated with gastric ulcers and cancer. To combat the infection, researchers developed LipoLLA, a therapeutic nanoparticle that contains linolenic acid, a component in vegetable oils. In mice, LipoLLA was safe and more effective against H. pylori infection than standard antibiotic treatments.
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    BBC News - Health

  • S Leone Ebola workers dump bodies

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema dump bodies in public in protest at non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims.
  • VIDEO: Pakistan's Ebola plans inspected

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:49 am
    A WHO Ebola assessment team has arrived in Islamabad and will visit hospitals and the airport to gauge the country's preparedness for controlling an outbreak if any cases arise
  • Brain's dementia weak spot found

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:06 pm
    The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.
  • Bag-for-life 'bug risk' advice

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    The Food Standards Agency says people should ensure they use a separate bag for raw meat and fish to avoid contamination with bugs.
  • VIDEO: Ebola survivors offer 'glimmer of hope'

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:54 am
    The BBC's Global Health Correspondent Tulip Mazumdar reports from the Guinean capital Conakry on how some Ebola survivors hope to ease the Ebola crisis in their country.
 
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    Environmental Health News

  • Neither rain nor snow nor heat sways views on climate science.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Freaky seasons and drastic weather anomalies do little to convince most people that climate change is real – political ideology does much more, according to a study published online Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
  • Antarctic sub gauges sea ice thickness.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    A novel autonomous sub has acquired the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice. Released from a ship, the vehicle criss-crossed the underside of the floes, using upward-looking sonar to measure their shape.
  • Large-scale die-off of small seabird along Sonoma Coast.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Scientists up and down the West Coast are monitoring what appears to be a large-scale die-off of young Cassin’s auklets, small seabirds whose breeding grounds include a colony in the Farallon Islands west of San Francisco.
  • Bee populations decline as they lose favorite pollinating plants.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Bee populations have declined in recent decades mainly due to a loss of biodiversity causing the disappearance of their favorite pollinating plants, according to a study published Monday. Other, less important factors included the variety of the insect's diet and sensitivity to climate change.
  • As sea level rises, an Alaska village faces an existential dilemma.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Chukchi Sea's unrelenting waves were slowly ripping away the land and homes of the 600 or so residents of this Alaska Native village on a sinking barrier island. More than a decade later, the U.S. government has yet to come up with a new location.
 
 
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    Yahoo Health

  • Work Out While You Wait (In Line)

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Sure, you could browse the tabloids for the latest Kardashian news while standing in those long holiday shopping lines — or, you could do your body some actual good.
  • The Link Between Breast Size And Mental Health in Young Women

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    Doctors carrying out breast research say that having asymmetric breasts should not be a dismissed health issue. Researchers at the Boston Children’s Hospital have found that both asymmetric and extra large breasts have a negative impact on the mental health of teens. The results were so pronounced that the lead doctor is recommending insurance agencies cover reconstructive surgery to solve these breast issues. In a new study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the researchers looked at 59 young women aged 12 to 21 with breast asymmetry differing by at least one…
  • 6 Bizarre Plastic Surgery Procedures Americans Are Asking For

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    We continue to be swayed by the lunatic fringe of plastic surgery, the sometimes-bizarre procedures that doctors can feel torn about performing. Most women would just switch to comfy shoes — but for some, plastic surgery is the obvious solution.
  • Body Zaps, Pangs and Jolts: What Are They—And Should You Be Worried?

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    From muscle twitches to stabbing headaches, your random body quirks, explained. Other times, pain can grow slowly and steadily over time, almost so imperceptibly it becomes commonplace or “normal.” Many issues are explained as a result of our bodies’ quirks, but sometimes these oddities can signal something’s off in our nervous system — the communication channel between our brain and our body.   Here’s the lowdown on eight key nervous system complaints, and what to do: Stabbing Headache These sudden, sharp “icepick” headaches stop you in your tracks and feel so intense that…
  • 9 Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips You Can't Afford To Ignore

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The holidays are a time for fun, family and food. They’re not the time you want to get sick to your stomach — literally.
 
 
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    Renegade Health

  • Lead, Mercury, Arsenic in Your Body—10 Tips to Flush the Toxins Out

    Colleen M. Story
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    We’re all exposed to heavy metals—learn how to protect yourself. Lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic—these are the four most concerning heavy metals when we’re talking about human health. This, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and several studies. In 2003, researchers noted that even though we now know that exposure to these metals can be dangerous, “exposure to heavy metals continues, and is even increasing in some parts of the world.” Here are some examples: Cadmium is used in rechargeable batteries, and is also present in emissions (fumes, dust), cigarette…
  • It’s Time To Rethink Our View on Vaccination

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

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

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

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

  • Try Some Reactions. Actually, Try Them All.

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:11 am
    Here's a really nice example of high-throughput reaction discovery/condition scouting from a team at Merck. They certainly state the problem correctly: Modern organic synthesis and especially transition metal catalysis is redefining the rules with which new bonds can be forged, however, it is important to recognize that many “solved” synthetic transformations are far from universal, performing well on simple model substrates yet often failing when applied to complex substrates in real-world synthesis. A recent analysis of 2149 metal catalyzed C-N couplings run in the final steps of the…
  • Holiday Blogging

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
    I'm doing research today and tomorrow, but after that I'll be taking the rest of the week off, so blogging will be intermittent. Wednesday I'll be home making the traditional chocolate pecan pie (recipe here, with many helpful suggestions in the comment section), along with some of the other Thanksgiving food that can be prepared ahead of time. The menu this year will be the same as last year, by popular demand. After consulting my wife and her mother, I'll see if I can post a recipe for the Iranian rice dish (javaher polow) that we serve along with everything. Problem is, it seems that…
  • Reaction Discovery Reviewed

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    I've written several times here about reaction discovery techniques, going back to 2011. And I've been meaning to link to this recent review in Nature Chemistry, because it's an excellent summary of the field and the relevant literature. If you're at all interested in the topic of combinatorial reaction-searching and new methods development, you really should have a look - as far as I can see, it's comprehensive.
  • Deadly Incompetence in India

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    Here, then, is the bottom of the drug-manufacturing barrel: the recent case in India where women at a sterilization clinic were poisoned by defective ciprofloxacin tablets. They were supposed to be getting 500mg of the antibiotic, but after several deaths, analysis has shown there there was perhaps 300mg of the actual drug present, and some zinc phosphide rat poison as well. This is horrifying and inexplicable. Zinc phosphide is a smelly grey-to-black powder, and ciprofloxacin is white and odorless. It goes without saying that no facility processing antibiotic tablets should be preparing…
  • The Cost of Developing A New Drug

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:56 am
    The Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development has a new estimate for the cost of developing a new drug. Past estimates have been greeted with a range of reactions, not all of them favorable. In general, people who actually do drug R&D tend to find the Tufts numbers reasonably credible, and people who are upset with the industry's pricing structures tend to find them egregiously inflated. Bruce Booth has an excellent breakdown of the latest iteration. Rather than do something similar, I'm going to refer people to his post. As he points out, there are three components to the Tufts numbers:…
 
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • EPAP and the future of snoring

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

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

  • Do It All, Anywhere! Monkii Bars

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

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

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

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

    Aaron Usiskin
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    $50, best gift this season.The COLDAVENGER® CLASSIC FLEECE half-mask is the standard for lightweight warmth and breathability and will provide the perfect level of protection for most wintertime adventure. It is made with a breathable, quick-drying and non-pilling classic fleece that offers superior warmth without weight.The patented, medical grade COLDAVENGER® ventilator allows you to breathe freely while keeping your face dry and your airways relaxed with warm and humidified air.The COLDAVENGER® CLASSIC FLEECE design allows you to wear the half-mask as a neck gaiter when full coverage is…
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • Low Carb Diet: Fat or Fiction?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Communication, transparency essential in evolving community hospitals

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

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

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

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

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

  • ADHD Intensity and the Flying Fingers of Fearless Focus!

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

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

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:37 pm
    ADHD Autopilot ErrorsIt isn't unusual for ADHD to help me out with its upsides. For instance, I sometimes rely on ADHD's penchant for distraction to alleviate Depression. When writing here, however, I tend to focus on the outlandish goof-ups for laughs. This is why today's event was so unusual. An ADHD mistake that worked to my benefit? I'm still astounded.It all began last Friday. I replied to an editor at PsychCentral after she emailed me to let me know that the recent interview on Depression was posted. I thanked her for including me in their article. I then offered to answer any questions…
  • How Would You Describe Depression?

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    I was contacted in September to contribute to an article for PsychCentral. The questions I was asked were “What did/does depression feel like for you? How would you describe it?” Margarita Tartakovsky, an editor at PsychCentral, put together a group of nine authors and bloggers who write about Depression to answer that question. I was thrilled to be included in such a project–not just so that I could contribute, but because I knew that people who suffer from Depression needed to know that they weren’t alone. With so many different voices describing a common condition,…
  • What Do I Have in Common with the Top ADHD Blogs?

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:18 am
    I've been quite ill this month while working on my Overcoming Suicide book, and I've been a bit depressed because one of my daughters decided to live full-time with her mum, so I've missed some blogs and haven't been very active on Twitter or Facebook. In fact, I should be in bed, but my insomnia has been fairly nasty lately. I was more or less resigned to feeling miserable over the weekend. That's why it was a complete surprise for me to stumble upon in my email today that I've won the Best of the Web - Blog award from Psych Central for my work on ADHD. It's nice to know that I can be…
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    Cancer Research UK - Science blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Medications and Pregnancy: A Focus on the Pharmacokinetics

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

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

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

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

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

  • Making a pair of false teeth online

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

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

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

    Simon
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Just because you’re on a low carbohydrate diet, does not mean you should deprive yourself of one or two occasional beer. The “low carb beer” is new to the marketing scene. Experts say UC Berkeley Wellness Letter in its differences between a beer and a “low calorie beer” are negligible. In any case, beer vendors offer a low-calorie option. Every gram counts. Know what your options are beer and finds calories count too when carbohydrates. The original “low carb” beer Michelob Ultra was the first low calorie beer sold. Original Ultra had 2.6g of…
  • Types of exercises for lower back pain

    Simon
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    It is common to give a break to the lower back when you experience pain in that part of the body, but the extension of maternity leave can actually cause more harm than good. When starting a gradual and controlled routine exercises lower back, you will help facilitate the flow of oxygen and nutrients from the blood to the discs, joints and back muscles, which will help to reduce the frequency of discomfort lower back. Stretching The essence of all the routines of exercises to relieve low back pain is consistent stretch. You’ll have to keep in mind that you must not only stretch the…
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    Evolving Wellness

  • Evolving Wellness in Action: Wally Brown

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

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

    27 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Characteristics This recipe provides a deliciously rich and creamy banana pie. It offers an optimally healthy snack or dessert option, as it is made of wholesome ingredients in their optimally nutritious forms. For example, it uses fresh and dried fruit and soaked almonds for optimal nut digestion and nutrient density. The pie is an excellent source of healthy carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Its nutrient-density also includes an abundance of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, enzymes, and fiber. It is naturally low in sodium and cholesterol-free. This pie is super quick and…
  • Mind Your Beeswax: Why Is It So Great for the Skin?

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Natural skincare is a world full of obscure and unlikely ingredients, harnessing the power of nature’s greatest gifts to provide dermal rescue and relief. Leading ingredients you’ll find in proven natural remedies are some of the most common substances on earth; being tapped for, among various other assets, their beneficial skincare properties. We are taking a look inside nature’s tool chest on the hunt for skincare secrets, and today we’ll be exploring the wonders of cera alba, better known as beeswax. What exactly is beeswax? Produced by the noble worker bee, beeswax is the…
  • Chocolate-Mint Hemp Squares Recipe

    23 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Characteristics This recipe blends the richness of mint and cacao, providing a delectable experience for our senses. The simple, nutritious, and whole-food ingredients provide potent nutrition benefits and health promoting qualities. These squares make a super healthy, fantastic treat for all ages that can be used as a snack or dessert. They are rich in protein, healthy fats, antioxidants, micronutrients and fiber. They are naturally low in sodium, have no refined or isolated sugars and all of their calories are nutrient dense. And being raw, as opposed to baked or cooked, means that they…
 
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    HowStuffWorks - Learn How Everything Works!

  • How Bacteria Work

    Marianne Spoon
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Bacteria are both friend and foe to humanity. They can cause and cure health problems and affect our food. Learn more about bacteria at HowStuffWorks.
  • How is residual income taxed?

    Melissa Phipps
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Residual — or passive — income is the kind of money generated while you're busy doing other things. Learn more about passive income at HowStuffWorks.
  • How Military Taxes Work

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

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

    Nicholas Gerbis
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Most seafaring cultures have sea monster myths or folktales. Learn more about sea monsters at HowStuffWorks.
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    Weighty Matters

  • A Terrific Short Video on Food, Kids, and Sport

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's blog post is a video put together by that lady up above. She's Kim Raine. She's super smart, an RD, a professor at the University of Alberta, a colleague and a friend. And damn didn't she put together a great whiteboard style video on how to improve the foods served up with school sports and in our community arenas as part of the Everactive project (worth a click too as well as a share with your local school's officials).        Related StoriesMore Depressing News on School Based PE and KidsCanadian Sugar Institute Denies Silencing Child, Blames…
  • Mere Access to Pots and Seafood Doesn't Lead to Great Cioppino

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    The study, which sounds quite promising, is titled, "Effectiveness of a Smartphone Application for Weight Loss Compared With Usual Care in Overweight Primary Care Patients: A Randomized, Controlled Trial". The application being studied for "effectiveness" was myfitnesspal - the world's most popular food diary app. Now you might presume from the title that the study was in fact designed to determine whether or not the use of myfitnesspal in the pursuit of weight loss was effective. You would be wrong however. Reuters' journalist Andrew Seaman summed up the study's conclusions in just 10 words,…
  • Saturday Stories: Shirtstorm, Ebola, Israel, and PE

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

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

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

    NIH Newsbot
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which proposes regulations to implement reporting requirements for clinical trials that are subject to Title VIII (Clinical Trial Databases) of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA). The proposed rule clarifies requirements to clinical researchers for registering clinical trials and submitting summary trial results information to ClinicalTrials.gov, a publicly accessible database operated by the National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes…
  • Cocoa Flavanols Improve Speed of Memory Tasks in Older Adults

    Walter Jessen
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    A new study finds that dietary cocoa flavanols — naturally occurring bioactive molecules in cocoa — can improve the speed of a memory task in healthy older adults. The study, published in the advance online issue of Nature Neuroscience [1], provides the first direct evidence that one component of age-related memory decline is caused by changes in a specific region of the brain called the dentate gyrus and that age-related of memory decline can be modulated by dietary intervention. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) recruited 37 healthy volunteers 50 to 69…
  • You Will Soon Pay More for Prescriptions Filled at Pharmacies Selling Tobacco

    Jenny Jessen
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:19 pm
    CVS Caremark is reportedly planning to charge an extra co-payment for prescriptions filled at pharmacies that sell cigarettes and other tobacco products. In February, CVS announced that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at a cost of approximately $2 billion in annual sales. Now, it appears that the company plans to compensate for that loss with it’s Caremark business unit. CVS Caremark is one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in the United States, which works between insurance companies and pharmacies. CVS Caremark will soon require that…
  • The Brain’s GPS System and the Nobel Prize for Medicine

    Jenny Jessen
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    On Monday, the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was announced [1]. The prize was awarded to a team of scientists for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system — an “inner GPS” —in the brain that makes it possible to orient ourselves in space, demonstrating a cellular basis for higher cognitive function. The prize of 8-million-Swedish-krona ($1.2-million USD) was divided, with one half to Dr. John O´Keefe, age 75, at at University College London and the other half jointly to a husband-and-wife team, Dr. May-Britt Moser, age 51, and Dr. Edvard I.
  • Novo Nordisk Obesity Drug Wins FDA Panel Support

    Walter Jessen
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Last week Thursday, an FDA advisory panel recommended the approval of Novo Nordisk’s injectable drug liraglutide for the treatment of obesity. Voting 14 to 1 to recommend the drug, the advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded that liraglutide is safe and effective enough to warrant approval for use in chronically obese patients with at least one weight-related health issue. The drug liraglutide is already approved to treat diabetes at lower doses under the brand name Victoza. If approved for obesity by the FDA, it would be sold under the name Saxenda. To…
 
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  • Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

    Erin Kennedy
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Display Title:  Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes Subtitle:  An average holiday dinner alone can carry a load of 3,000 calories. Check out our tips for healthier Thanksgiving meals. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/obesity/content/healthy-versions-your-favorite-thanksgiv... Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • 10 Things You May Not Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

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

    Erin Kennedy
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Display Title:  Million Dollar Hospital Bill for Early Delivery of Canadian Baby Subtitle:  A Hawaii vacation for one couple turned into a $1 million hospital bill after their baby was born prematurely. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/pregnancy/content/million-dollar-hospital-bill-early-del... Align:  right Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • Thanksgiving Dinners to Please Everyone

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

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

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

    Talli van Sunder
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    Date: Tuesday, November 11, 6:30pm at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab 618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove Presents: Learn a little bit about the benefits of running, and get some training tips with an Olympic Marathoner. Blake will discuss the benefits of running and how to get started safely. She will talk about some key muscle groups to address in order to prevent common running injuries, and demonstrate related exercises. She will also take some time to answer training and other running related questions. Blake Russell started running in 9th grade and has been running ever since. She…
  • Lecture in October: Adventure Running – In Pursuit of Rugged & Wild With Leor Pantilat

    Talli van Sunder
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Date: Saturday, October 18, 3:00pm at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab, 618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove Presents: A slideshow featuring mountain photography from Leor Pantilat’s many adventures in the High Sierra and the Big Sur Coast. Leor will discuss: His recent fastest known time (FKT) on the John Muir Trail from Mount Whitney to Yosemite Valley (3d 7h 36m) and other FKTs in the High Sierra and WA state Training and preparation, including work/life balance, nutrition, injuries, the importance of stretching, etc. His inspiration to get into adventure running and what…
  • Wellness and Vitality Talk in July 2014

    Talli van Sunder
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:11 pm
    In July of 2014 at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab in Pacific Grove, CA, we started  our series of monthly health talks with Heather Lauren, a student (at that time and now graduate) of Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition. Heather presented a series of 4 very informative one hour weekly talks on how to better your health through the awareness of and pursuit of proper nutrition. We were very happy to have Heather come speak at our clinic. While we constantly work on improving the health of our clients through the healing of their injuries and the strengthening of their bodies…
  • Lecture in September: The Effects of Grief, Loss & Stress on Your Body

    Talli van Sunder
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Date:  Tuesday, September 16, 6:30pm at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab 618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove Presents: The Impact of Grief, Loss and Stress on the Adrenals, Thyroid, Hormones and Neurotransmitters and how to modify your habits for optimal health with Monica Montoya, ND. Dr. Montoya will discuss: The function of the adrenals, thyroid, hormones & neurotransmitters. The effect and impact of stress factors on the hormonal cascade (symptoms, mood and quality of life, both short and long term). Natural ways of coping with stress factors and how to bring awareness back to…
 
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    Journal of Hospital Medicine

  • A nurse-driven screening tool for the early identification of sepsis in an intermediate care unit setting

    Elsie Gyang, Lisa Shieh, Lynn Forsey, Paul Maggio
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    BACKGROUNDUse of a screening tool as a decision support mechanism for early detection of sepsis has been widely advocated, yet studies validating tool performance are scarce, especially in non–intensive care unit settings. METHODSFor this pilot study we prospectively screened consecutive patients admitted to a medical/surgical intermediate care unit at an academic medical center over a 1-month period and retrospectively analyzed their clinical data. Patients were screened with a 3-tiered, paper-based, nurse-driven sepsis assessment tool every 8 hours. For patients screening positive for…
  • Grade pending: Lessons for hospital quality reporting from the New York City restaurant sanitation inspection program

    Andrew M. Ryan, Allan S. Detsky
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    Public quality reporting programs have been widely implemented in hospitals in an effort to improve quality and safety. One such program is Hospital Compare, Medicare's national quality reporting program for US hospitals. The New York City sanitary grade inspection program is a parallel effort for restaurants. The aims of Hospital Compare and the New York City sanitary inspection program are fundamentally similar: to address a common market failure resulting from consumers' lack of information on quality and safety. However, by displaying easily understandable information at the point of…
  • The effectiveness of a bundled intervention to improve resident progress notes in an electronic health record

    Shannon M. Dean, Jens C. Eickhoff, Leigh Anne Bakel
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:11 am
    Providers nationally have observed a decline in the quality of documentation after implementing electronic health records (EHRs). In this pilot study, we examined the effectiveness of an intervention bundle designed to improve resident progress notes written in an EHR and to establish the reliability of an audit tool used to evaluate notes. The bundle consisted of establishing note-writing guidelines, developing an aligned note template, and educating interns about the guidelines and using the template. Twenty-five progress notes written by pediatric interns before and after this intervention…
  • Patient preferences regarding pharmacologic venous thromboembolism prophylaxis

    Adrian Wong, Peggy S. Kraus, Brandyn D. Lau, Michael B. Streiff, Elliott R. Haut, Deborah B. Hobson, Kenneth M. Shermock
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:56 pm
    BACKGROUNDThe 2012 American College of Chest Physicians venous thromboembolism prevention guidelines emphasized the importance of considering patient preferences when ordering venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. OBJECTIVEDetermine patient preferences regarding pharmacologic venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. DESIGNSingle-center, mixed-methods survey. SETTINGAcademic medical center. PATIENTSConsecutive hospitalized patients on surgical and medical units. MEASUREMENTSPatients were asked about their preferences regarding the route of administration for pharmacologic venous thromboembolism…
  • In response to “Front-line ordering clinicians: Matching workforce to workload”

    Evan Fieldston
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:55 pm
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  • Chronic mild eosinophilia and severe cardiomyopathy

    Dubrey, S. W., Rosser, G., Dahdal, M. T., Patel, K., Wong, J., Grocott-Mason, R.
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
  • Reversible metronidazole-induced subacute cerebellar syndrome

    Ng, P. S., Saini, M.
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
  • Obesity and sleep-disordered breathing--when two 'bad guys' meet

    Ryan, S., Crinion, S. J., McNicholas, W. T.
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), in particular obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The prevalence of these conditions is rapidly rising mainly due to the worldwide increase in obesity. Obesity contributes to the pathogenesis of SDB in multiple ways including altering upper airway anatomy and collapsibility, ventilatory control and increasing respiratory work load. There is also increasing evidence that OSA itself contributes to the development of obesity. Moreover, both OSA and obesity promote the…
  • Primary cutaneous tuberculosis in an elderly man

    Tseng, H.- C., Lee, C.- H., Cheng, Y.- W.
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
  • Is female sex a risk factor for stroke and thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation? A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Wagstaff, A. J., Overvad, T. F., Lip, G. Y. H., Lane, D. A.
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of stroke, but this risk is not homogenous. Many risk factors contribute to stroke risk however, the evidence for female sex as a risk factor is less well-established. Aim: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the available evidence to establish if female sex is a risk factor for stroke/thromboembolism among patients with AF. Methods: A systematic literature search was conducted using Medline. The search term ‘atrial fibrillation’ was used in combination with ‘stroke risk’,…
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    The American Journal of Medicine

  • Eleanor Roosevelt’s Last Days: A Bioethical Case Study

    Daniel P. Sulmasy, Christopher Brick, Philip A. Mackowiak
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    When Eleanor Roosevelt died in 1962, she was widely regarded as “the greatest woman in the world.” In spite of her celebrity, or more likely because of it, she was forced to endure a protracted period of intense suffering and humiliation before dying. On critical analysis, her end-of-life care violated most of the ethical standards of care for the dying we hold dear today. However, caring for dying celebrities continues to be especially difficult. In at least some instances, the terminal care given to recently deceased world leaders has been no more consistent with these standards than…
  • A tale of a cobra and an octopus: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy following a snake bite

    A. Van Rensburg, C. Kyriakakis
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I confirm for all authors that this work is not under consideration elsewhere. No financial or other relationships exist that might lead to a conflict of interest. All authors had access to the data and a role in writing the manuscript.
  • Healthcare 2020: Reengineering Healthcare Delivery to Combat Chronic Disease

    Richard V. Milani, Carl J. Lavie
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Chronic disease has become the great epidemic of our times, responsible for 75% of total health care costs and the majority of deaths in the United States. Our current delivery model is poorly constructed to manage chronic disease as evidenced by low adherence to quality indicators and poor control of treatable conditions. New technologies have emerged that can engage patients and offer additional modalities in the treatment of chronic disease. Modifying our delivery model to include team-based care in concert with patient-centered technologies offer great promise in managing the chronic…
  • Acupuncture for chronic pain? Clinical wisdom undecided despite over 4000 years of practice

    Cory S. Harris, Michael Lifshitz, Amir Raz
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    While healers and practitioners have used acupuncture to relieve pain for millennia, modern clinical trials assessing the efficacy of this approach yield seemingly inconsistent and contradictory results. For example, in multiple rigorous studies focusing on chronic lower back pain, acupuncture outperformed standard-of-care (e.g., combination of drugs, physical therapy, and exercise); surprisingly, sham acupuncture and placebo controls similarly outperformed conventional treatment.1,2 Zetetics sometimes discount this conundrum by dismissing the formidable psychosocial influence of both actual…
  • Narcotic induced pain

    Sudeep Dhoj Thapa, Jason Schairer
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A man in his 40s with a history of Diabetes mellitus type 1, hypertension, neuropathy on chronic opioids and end stage renal disease was referred to our hospital for management of chronic abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and anorexia of two years duration.
 
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    European Journal of Internal Medicine

  • Follow-up of patients with hyperglycemia in the emergency department without a history of diabetes mellitus

    Kristin M. van Veggel, Maartje K. Kruithof, Elianne Roelandse-Koop, Elisabeth M.W. Eekhoff, Prabath W.B. Nanayakkara
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of hyperglycemia in emergency department patients without a history of diabetes mellitus, and to investigate whether these patients were referred to a general practitioner or to the outpatient clinic for follow-up with further diagnostic testing and treatment.
  • Management of non-small cell lung cancer in the elderly

    Patrizia Froesch, Francesco Martucci, Sandor Györik, André Emanuel Dutly, Stefano Cafarotti
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Most developed countries accepted the chronological age of 70years as the definition of “elderly” and there is a general consensus in clinical practice to consider this age as the threshold in risk assessment. This has a strong impact in the choice of treatment of these lung cancer patients. Indeed, more than 50% of these patients are over 70 and nearly 30% are over 75years old. Because of the increasing number of elderly patients that are generally fitter than in the past, the treatment options should rather be based on individual fitness, taking into account risks and benefits of the…
  • When should a doctor see me when I get sick? A study of the time of day acutely ill medical patients present and the time they wait to see a doctor

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

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

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

  • Despite Prevention Tools, Cervical Cancer Still Too Common

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    The CDC's November Vital Signs report, "Cervical Cancer is Preventable," addressed shortfalls in screening for the disease, including missed opportunities during well-woman visits. The AAFP recommends routine cervical cancer screening, as well as HPV vaccination to battle the disease.
  • News in Brief: Week of Nov. 24-28

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    This roundup includes the following news briefs: Evidence Lacking to Recommend Vitamin D Screening in Adults; U.S. Skin Cancer Cases, Costs Rose From 2002 to 2011; Join CMS Call to Learn About Changes to Quality Reporting Programs; Surgeon General: Take a Family Health History During Holidays; and CMS Creates New Office, Appoints Chief Data Officer.
  • FPs Eager to Learn About -- or Already Sold on -- New Practice Model

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

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

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
    The AAFP recently released a set of breastfeeding resources, including an updated version of its position paper on the topic, to help physicians support expectant and new mothers. The position paper includes new scientific research that has been distilled into a condensed core paper with supporting appendices.
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  • Ebola victim quarantined in India, has negative blood tests but positive semen tests.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    GruntDoc
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Think back to the last time you had to navigate a customer-service situation. Perhaps you were trying to make a doctor’s appointment when few convenient times were available, or you may have been speaking with a credit-card rep in an effort to get a onetime waiver on a late payment charge. Maybe you were speaking with an airline representative in hopes of finagling priority seating. Did you adopt a warm tone and play nice? Or did you raise your voice and speak aggressively? You are a nice person, so you probably chose the kind route. The tough pill for most of us to swallow is that…
  • In which I and my ‘style’ are vindicated. Grumpy People Get the Details Right nym.ag/1CwHwYp via @thescienceofus

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:53 pm
    In which I and my ‘style’ are vindicated. Grumpy People Get the Details Right nym.ag/1CwHwYp via @thescienceofus Related posts: Perhaps something good will come of ebola: maybe we can finally get people to stop wearing scrubs out of the hospital. Perhaps something good will come of ebola: maybe we can... RT @MelissaTweets: RT @JJPatriot: We banned the import of 100 watt light bulbs but we won’t ban importing of people from Ebola countries. #… RT @MelissaTweets: RT @JJPatriot: We banned the import of 100... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • “@MDaware: common misnomer – most emergency “rooms” are actually peninsulas”

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    20 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
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    20 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
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  • Pathology specialist contributes to debate on breast cancer gene screening

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Women & Infants Hospital) What are the risks and benefits of screening for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in the general adult population? Dr. Glenn Palomaki has published an invited commentary in Genetics in Medicine on this issue.
  • UTMB part of national research group awarded $20 million HIV grant

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) The University of Texas Medical Branch is part of a collaboration led by the Oak Crest Institute of Science that received a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel intravaginal ring capable of delivering powerful antiretroviral drugs to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted HIV in women. The total award to University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is approximately $2.5 million.
  • Researchers identify new ways to drain cancer's 'fuel tank'

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Manchester) Scientists at the University of Manchester have discovered a potential weakness in cancer's ability to return or become resistant to treatment, by targeting the 'fuel' part of stem cells which allows tumours to grow.
  • Penn researchers identify protein that predicts post-concussion severity in professional athletes

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) New Penn Medicine research has found that elevated levels in the blood of the brain-enriched protein calpain-cleaved αII-spectrin N-terminal fragment, known as SNTF, shortly after sports-related concussion can predict the severity of post-concussion symptoms in professional athletes. The complete findings were released today in the Journal of Neurotrauma.
  • Trojan horse tactic gives parasites edge over immune systems

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Edinburgh) Parasites use Trojan horse subterfuge to suppress the immunity of their victims when causing infection, according to a study.
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    BestHealth Mag

  • 8 secrets you should disclose to your gynecologist

    mgreer
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Jackie Middleton Short Description:  It's not uncommon to feel shy, or uncomfortable during appointments with your gynecologist. But your hesitance to be honest about your reproductive health and sexual habits could put you at risk for a potential illness. Here are eight secrets to tell Slide Title:  1. You experience pain during intercourse Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  "Pain during sex may occur initially with first sexual experiences, but should not persist over subsequent contacts,” says Dr.
  • The truth about sugar substitutes

    mgreer
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
  • Book excerpt: Opening Heaven’s Door

    mgreer
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
  • The benefits of hiking

    mgreer
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Jen Masseau Short Description:  Find a way to get outside regularly this fall and your body will thank you. Here's how hiking can help Slide Title:  Take a hike! Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  While the dropping temperatures may make you want cocoon up indoors until warmer weather returns, the best way to beat the winter blues is just the opposite: Countless studies tout the perks of outdoor activity. Being in nature has been found to reduce stress, boost energy and immunity, and improve…
  • Rumble Supershake: The new protein smoothie

    mgreer
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
 
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    Association of Health Care Journalists

  • On the move: Latest news about AHCJ members

    Pia Christensen
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    The latest report on AHCJ members’ awards, fellowships, job changes and other news includes Christie Aschwanden, Jennifer Boen, Karen Brown, Pieter Droppert, Ellen Durckel Vestewig, Pamela Fayerman, Nancy Finn, Kristin Gourlay, Tara Haelle, Harriet Hodgson, Naseem Miller, Crissinda Ponder, Maria Ortiz Briones, Joe Rojas-Burke, Liz Seegert and Emily Willingham. Christie Aschwanden (@CragCrest ) has been hired as the lead writer for science at FiveThirtyEight. She also has been awarded a Journalism Fellowship In Complexity Science from the Santa Fe Institute and will spend May at the…
  • Welcome AHCJ’s newest members

    Len Bruzzese
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    Please welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ. All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves. Yngrid Fuentes, graduate student, University of California, Berkeley School of Journalism, Berkeley, Calif. Noelia Gonzalez, graduate student, University of California, Berkeley School of Journalism, Berkeley, Calif. (@noeliagmo) Stacey Naggiar, associate producer, NBC News, New York (@sjnaggiar) Naomi Nishihara, graduate student, University of California, Berkeley School of Journalism, Berkeley, Calif. (@ncnishihara) Brian Rinker,…
  • In global struggle to care for aging populations, plenty of room for improvement

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

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

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

  • 10 Common Sleep Myths

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By Stephanie Schorow, Special to LifescriptGet eight hours of shut-eye a night. Drink milk before bedtime to fall asleep faster. Could Mom’s advice have been wrong all these years? Separate fact from fiction with these 10 common sleep myths... Spending another night tossing and turning in bed? So are 40 million Americans. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine reports that 30% of adults have insomnia, most of them women. It’s no wonder that Americans spend billions on sleeping aids. Sleep is as important to your health as eating right and exercising. It helps repair, refuel and…
  • Help for Hot Flashes

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

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By Lori Newman, Special to LifescriptNew medications are curing hepatitis C twice as successfully as previous drug therapies – and more quickly, too. A leading hepatologist and liver transplant specialist explains why in Ask the Doctor, a women’s health video series produced in partnership with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center... The future is much brighter for people with a hepatitis C diagnosis, thanks to breakthroughs in the treatment of the deadly viral liver infection. “The treatments we [have now] are revolutionary in terms of tolerability and ability to get over 90% of…
  • Q&A – How Can I Help My Stepdaughter Lose Weight?

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By John H. Sklare, Ed.D, Lifescript Personal Coach Q: My stepdaughter is overweight. We’ve gently tried to tell her to lose weight, but every time we say something, she responds harshly or gets offended. Is there another way to get her to start a diet?-Alejandra G.A: Hi Alejandra,Your stepdaughter is fortunate to have parents who care about her well-being. Even though she may not be appreciative of it now, there’s a good chance that she’ll be grateful later. Regarding her weight, as you’ve already discovered, telling her to lose weight isn’t the remedy for this situation. People, in…
  • Time-Saver Tips for Cooking Healthy Meals

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffIt can be hard to find time to shop for and cook nutritious meals all the time. With a few tricks up your chef’s sleeve, however, you can have healthful meals waiting for you all week. Here are some shopping and cooking tips from the American Diabetes Association (ADA): Plan your meals a week at a time, using your diabetes meal plan as a guide. This way you can do all your grocery shopping at once, rather than try to stop several evenings throughout the week. Make a shopping list and move through the store quickly, adhering strictly to your list. Grated,…
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  • Craving Chocolate? Blame Your Gut Bugs!

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

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

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

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerMore than 2-1/2 years ago, I had just completed a week of treating patients in one of the many underserved regions in rural Haiti. Then, as we hauled our gear in 98-degree heat from the tin shack that served as our mobile clinic that day, the idea struck me: “We need a clinic,” I told the weary assembly of volunteers. Two weeks ago, thanks to the generosity of LifeScript, we opened Klinik Tout Bel Pouvwa (Glory Clinic) and saw our first patients. Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere – and yet…
  • Ebola Epidemic Fears Ramp Up

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerShould you be afraid of the Ebola epidemic? Several friends have contacted me recently regarding concerns about Ebola. In particular, they ask whether they should delay or avoid air travel that passes through airports serving as international hubs. My advice is that because air travel remains quite safe – Ebola is still extremely rare outside of West Africa – it’s very unlikely the disease will be transmitted during flight or in airports, in the near term. However, this could change quickly as more cases find their…
 
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala

  • Arugula, spinach, pomegranate and quinoa salad

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

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

    Dr. Ayala
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    The Berkeley sugary drinks tax law might be the experiment that provides the evidence that would justify similar taxes in other cities.
  • Simple measures that convince kids to drink less sugar

    Dr. Ayala
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Teens probably pay the least attention to health warnings, so how can we get the group that drinks the most soda to pay attention? A bunch of new studies experiment with simple, practical approaches to get the message across.
  • Brain zapping for weight loss

    Dr. Ayala
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    The humongous diet industry proves we’re absolute suckers for half-baked, magic weight loss solutions. Just a hint of weight loss success unleashes a tide of demand, and I won’t be surprised if those in possession of electrodes will now be searching for that elusive dorsolateral prefrontal cortex that supposedly controls our food cravings and appetite. Hence my prediction.
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    Walker Tea Review

  • Tea Review 546: Republic of Tea’s Wuyi Oolong

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

    Jason Walker
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
      Origin: Taiping Houkeng, Xinming Village, Anhui Province Harvest: 25 April 2014 Score: 89 Price (as of post): 5 g sample = $3.00  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Teavivre. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want […]
  • Tea Review 544: Lochan’s Doke Silver Needle 2F

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

    Jason Walker
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
      Origin: Tianmu Mountain, Lin’an County, Hangzhou Harvest: 15 April 2014 Score: 91 Price (as of post): 14 g sample = $4.00  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Teavivre. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to […]
  • Tea Review 542: PT Harendong’s Organic Medium Oolong

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

  • Two-thirds of Americans willing to share health data with researchers

    Jonah Comstock
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    According to a new survey from Truven Health Analytics and NPR, 68 percent of American consumers are willing to share health information with researchers, but this group of people is more likely to be wealthy, well-educated, and young. Truven surveyed 3,000 Americans via landlines, mobile phones, and the web, with the group filtered by generation, education level […]
  • Crowdfooding launches to help match food-focused startups to investors

    Aditi Pai
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    Recently, Crowdfooding, an online service that aims to match food-focused entrepreneurs, including some health-focused startups, with experienced investors launched a beta version of their website. The service has created a database of accredited investors who have funded different types of food companies, including specialty food, groceries, food delivery, and food and tech, which includes nutrition apps […]
  • Study: 19M fitness wearables in use today, to triple by 2018

    Jonah Comstock
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    About 19 million wearable fitness devices are in use worldwide this year, according to a new report from Juniper Research, and that number is expected to nearly triple by 2018. Juniper predicts that market will continue to be dominated by designated fitness devices, but that smartwatches with fitness capabilities will gradually begin to eat away […]
  • LabCorp, Envision lead $15 million investment in remote patient monitoring company Vivify Health

    Brian Dolan
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    Plano, Texas-based remote patient monitoring company Vivify Health has raised the first tranche of funding in what the company expects to be a $15 million round. Strategic investors Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) and Envision Healthcare Holdings were the primary investors in the round, which follows on the company’s $7 million round of funding led […]
  • AiCure clinical trial seeks to validate smartphone camera-enabled medication adherence

    Jonah Comstock
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    New York City-based AiCure is launching a clinical trial to validate its smartphone camera-based approach to medication adherence. The company will work with the Cincinnati Addiction Research Center (CinARC) at the University of Cincinnati on a 12-month, 130-patient trial. (Correction: The original version of this article described the system as “video-based”, but the company says that is […]
 
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • One Minute Workouts to Break Your All-Or-Nothing Mentality

    Pamela
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    We need 30 minutes a day of moderate intensity physical activity, according to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. It’s a great goal but it can feel unattainable for many people. If you’re new to exercise, jumping from zero to 30 minutes EVERY DAY can feel as daunting as being asked to run a marathon. [...]
  • Crustless Pumpkin Pie Mini Muffins: Clean Eating Dessert That’s Entirely Decadent

    Katie McGrath
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:42 am
    The holidays are here and that means we get to feast! Whether you do so mindfully or mindlessly, the point is to enjoy the time, the family, and definitely the food. I LOVE sweets, however I don’t love how I feel afterwards. This means that some of my greatest ingenuity in the kitchen happens while [...]
  • Julie Wilson Lost 100 Pounds and Now Helps Others at Retrofit Ministries

    Dani Stone
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Julie Wilson lost and gained the same pounds for years. Finally, she decided to take a new approach. One night she made a quiet vow to her young daughter, asked for strength from God and then took baby steps toward her goal. After losing 100 pounds, now Julie is helping others. More from Julie in [...]
  • The 16 Most Hilariously Terrifying Holiday Fitness Stock Photos

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

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

  • 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…
  • Is the End of Lecturing, the End of Teaching?

    djb103
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Over and over for the last 10 years, I have heard people say online learning will kill the teaching profession, learning objects will kill the teaching profession and now flipped classrooms will kill the teaching profession. I think I bring a unique perspective to this argument because I came to teaching through an unusual teacher training program in the 1970’s. My teacher training was focused on small group learning, problem solving, discovery learning and individualized curriculum to bring up basic skills. Then, in my 30’s, I discovered computers as an individual teaching tool. I…
  • Flipped Classroom Workshop

    djb103
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Participants in our flipped classroom workshops are asked to do a series of pre-readings, in order to have a better understanding of what it means to be a student in a flipped environment. Before the workshops on June 25th and 26th, please read: Why flip the medical classroom? As you are reading this article, please think about at least 1 reason not mentioned for why you might want to flip your class. Flipped Classroom As you are reading this, pick one technique you might want to explore further. The Flipped Classroom Goblin  As you are reading, think about what you might do about student…
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    Blogged Arteries

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

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

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

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

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

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Provided by Kaiser Health News. By Mary Agnes Carey KHN Staff Writer JUL 14, 2014 On Capitol Hill, lawmakers resume work this week to resolve differences over legislationaimed at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Turbulence Training

  • Sunday KB and Swim

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Turns out it's hotter and more humid in Florida than it is back on the farm. Haha. I was sweating buckets on Sunday morning as I went for a Kettlebell Swing marathon of 500 reps. Unfortunately several reasons caused me to bail early. One was time, two was a slight blister developing on my left hand, and three was the fact my hands were so sweaty I couldn't grip the bell properly.But all told
  • Don't let this happen

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

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

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

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

  • Egg Free Apple Cider Doughnut Recipe

    Ruth LovettSmith
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Try this egg apple cider doughnut recipe for a great fall treat. It's delicious and super easy. Did I mention it's egg free?
  • Corn Syrup Substitutes

    Ruth LovettSmith
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    If you are dealing with a corn allergy, you may be looking for corn syrup substitutes for baking. Following are some tips on how to replace the corn syrup in any recipe.
  • Top 10 Tips for Allergy Safe Trick or Treating

    Ruth LovettSmith
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Halloween is fast approaching and is one of those holidays that makes many a food allergic parent more than nervous. I've compiled a list of tips to help you enjoy a safe evening - worry free.
  • Peanut Free Candy Corn – Egg Free Candy Corn Recipe

    Ruth LovettSmith
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    Each and every year the search is on for many food allergy sufferers for peanut free candy corn and/or egg free candy corn. Some brands are made in a peanut free facility but contain egg, some brands do not contain egg but are made on shared equipment with nuts, and many brands do not declare ...
  • Peanut Oil and Tree Nut Oil in Skin Care Products

    Ruth LovettSmith
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you are dealing with a peanut allergy or a tree nut allergy, you may be wondering if skin care products containing peanut oil or nut oils are safe.
 
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    Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hunh: CCC's no more

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    Had a "d'oh!" moment when I received this in email:"[G]eneration of HIPAA Certificates of Creditable Coverage (CoCC) upon member termination will no longer be necessary because the pre-existing condition limitations are fully eliminated in 2015."Since 1997, group plans have had to issue Certificates of Creditable Coverage when a covered employee (and/or dependent) dropped off. They were essentially "hall passes" to the next group plan, so that one wasn't subject to pre-existing condition limitations.[ed: Contrary to popular belief, they were of no avail when moving from groupto individual…
  • Missing the Mark, MVNHS©-style

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Last month, we questioned whether the Much Vaunted National Health System© was worth saving (assuming it could be, of course). Thanks to co-blogger Bob, we have more evidence supporting the "No" position:"The NHS in England has repeatedly missed a key target for rapidly treating cancer patients ... Cancer charities said thousands of patients were being failed."Of course, that pre-supposes that the actual goal was saving lives, not pounds sterling.So how does that translate into real-world, real-people numbers?Well:"[O]f the 33,404 people who started cancer treatment between July and…
  • Blast from the Past

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    I first became a fan of Medical Savings Accounts (since evolved to Health Savings Accounts) way back in 1992, when they were first introduced by Golden Rule Insurance. GR's president at the time, Pat Rooney (whose family, if I recall correctly, founded the company), eventually left to found another carrier, Medical Savings Insurance Company (MSIC), which marketed MSA's exclusively.In 2008, MSIC went into receivership to protect its over 6,000 policyholders. Having fallen on hard times, the company faced substantial financial hurdles. On the bright side (and in a bit of irony), policyholders…
  • Chicken Soup for the Health Care Policy

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
    We've long documented the utter failure of nationalized "health care" schemes to rein in costs any more efficiently than our previous, market-based system. From Jolly Old to The Great White, failure is, inf fact, an option.And so it goes in the Holy Land, as well:"The cost per household for supplementary health insurance from one’s public health fund and for commercial (private) health insurance increased significantly – by 8.5 percent – in 2013, compared to only 4% in 2012."Catch that? Even (especially?) in nationalized systems, "supplemental" coverage is de rigueur . And what does…
  • MVP Struggling - Part 2

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

    dewe67
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:22 am
    A dose of Idiocracy When I read Automation Makes Us Dumb in the weekend Wall Street Journal it immediately made me think of a blog post I wrote a few years back: Are decision support tools turning doctors into idiots? The basic premise is that we are de-skilling ourselves as we turn over more and more tasks to computers. We forget how to do things we used to know –like landing a plane or diagnosing an illness– and are left as virtual slaves to the machines, pressing buttons and generally following the road trod by skilled factory workers who largely lost their jobs and…
  • Health Wonk Review is up at Healthblawg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    In this weekly address, President Obama addresses the Ebola crisis.  As we've come to expect from our Chief Executives, it's a perfectly crafted speech that addresses our major concerns. But the Population Health Blog doesn't think it goes far enough.  In its continuing quest to help Mr. Obama overcome his tanking approval ratings, the PHB changed a few words and modestly offers up a slightly edited version of the address.  It believe it speaks more forcefully to the issues at hand.....PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hi everybody, this week, we remained focused on spinning a…
  • Health Worker Nonchalance About Ebola?

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    The Ebola virusRecent reports of two nurses becoming infected with Ebola begs the question of whether they were lax in following infection-control protocols. Even if that's true (and it may not be) the bigger mystery is healthcare community's apparent nonchalance. TV's talking heads are generally not alarmed. NBC medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman reportedly snuck out to get some take-out food. Experts at the CDC apparently okayed one mildly feverish nurse's request that she be allowed to travel.What gives?First off, how does…
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  • 11th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference, San Diego, December 3-4

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

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

    Vince Kuraitis
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    As a member of the Editorial Board of Population Health News,  I was asked to provide some personal perspectives for the October 2014 issue. Here’s a quick sample: Optimal population health will depend on obtaining and applying the “right” data — data to analyze individuals and populations, discern patterns, predict high risk/cost patients, enable needed behavior change or interventions and measure and monitor progress. You can read the full interview by clicking here. Editorial Advisory Board–Population Health News Peter Edelstein, M.D. Chief Medical Officer…
  • What Types of Business Models are Commanding the Highest Valuations? Implications for Healthcare? [Snippet]

    Vince Kuraitis
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    What Types of Business Models are Commanding the Highest Valuations? Implications for Healthcare? Q. What Types of Business Models are Commanding the Highest Valuations? A.  “Network Orchestrators” Source: Dion Hinchcliffe, presentation at Salesforce Dreamforce conference, October 14, 2014 Where are there opportunities for “network orchestrators” in healthcare? • ACOs • Patient centered medical homes • High-value health insurance networks • Care management/population health management vendors & implementers • Health information exchange networks •…
  • BCBSIL Refuses to Negotiate Jointly With “Affiliated” Providers. Now What?

    Vince Kuraitis
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Tensions between health plans and care providers have taken an fascinating turn in Chicago. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is refusing to allow care providers “affiliated” through a clinical integration agreement to negotiate contracts jointly. The ramifications for future network contracts are significant and could play out very differently in other health care markets. Background In February 2014 Advocate Health Care and Silver Cross Hospital announced a clinical integration affiliation agreement. Advocate is the state’s largest hospital network and Silver…
 
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  • Healthblawg has a great Health Wonk Review

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

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

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

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

    Louise
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    We talk a lot around here about the subsidies provided by the ACA.  In Colorado, people with household incomes up to 138% of poverty (133% plus the built-in 5% income disregard) are eligible for Medicaid.  If your household income is between 138% and 400% of poverty, you qualify for a subsidy to help cover the […] The post How to calculate ACA MAGI or “household income” for subsidies appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Premium Subsidies And Cost-Sharing…
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  • Why isn’t there more consumer med tech?

    Jason Shafrin
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Robert Pearl’s MedX keynote address gives some reasons. Many New Technologies Don’t Address The Real Problem.  Tech entrepreneurs often take a backward approach to invention. They start by discovering a nifty technology. Later, they figure out how people can use it…Alan Cooper, considered by many to be the father of modern user experience design (UXD), said the ideal approach is “goal directed.”  Meaning, innovators should start with the goals of the end-user. The solutions come next. When the order is reversed, the results usually disappoint. No one wants to pay for it.
  • Friday links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Public Relations and the Obfuscation of Management Errors - Texas Health Resources Dodges its Ebola Questions

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Our last posts about how revenue focused, generically managed US health care (non) system would have difficulty handling the threat of the Ebola virus were in mid-October, 2014.  Yet since then we have learned little about what went wrong when a single hospital dealt with the first Ebola patient to present de novo in the US, and two of the hospital's own nurses who acquired the infection caring for him.  So since we have not learned all we should about our first brush with Ebola, there is still reason to worry that things may not go better should another person be unlucky enough to…
  • How Many Straws? - After $60 Million Settlement for Poor Manufacturing Quality, Hospira Warned by FDA, Then Assessed Punitive Damages for Firing Whistle-Blower

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

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

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

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

  • DHHS OIG Work Plan Targets Networked Devices

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Doctor
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Almost everyone gets acne scars. And everyone wants to treat acne scars. But the first step towards treating them is to understand what causes acne scars, which is exactly what Dr. Schultz shares in today's DermTV episode. YouTube Embed:  k8BOSOFsSqk
  • The Progressive Peel

    Doctor
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    The Progressive Peel - http://brx.co/YVhxwI - is Dr. Schultz's six week, professional glycolic exfoliation system. It contains three glycolics - an 8% serum, 10% pads, and 15% cream - that enable you to get the highest at-home glycolic exfoliation to achieve gorgeous, glowing skin, without redness or irritation. In today's episode, Dr. Schultz explains what The Progressive Peel is, how it works, and why he created it. YouTube Embed:  MqNkw_fBCQ0
  • Do You Need to Wear Sunscreen in an Airplane

    Doctor
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    A new study has shown that pilots and flight attendants are at a higher risk for melanoma than those of the general population. But what about frequent fliers? And do you need to wear sunscreen in an airplane? In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz answers those questions. YouTube Embed:  7dXNZNON61w
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    The Vitals Blog

  • Access to Diabetes Care in the U.S.

    Lauren Kroll
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    What is diabetes? Diabetes occurs when there is an imbalance of the hormone insulin in the body, either too much or too little. Insulin regulates the amount of sugar in our blood. Who treats diabetes? In addition to primary care physicians, diabetics rely on hormone specialists, known as endocrinologists. With diabetes becoming an increasing public […]
  • Did You Know? 12 Holiday Health Hazards

    Lauren Kroll
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    When we think of the holidays we generally think of the wonderful time we’ll have eating, laughing, and being around our family. What we might not think about are all the hidden opportunities for accidents to happen. Did you know that the day after Christmas is the busiest day of the year in the ER? […]
  • 10 Celebrities Who Have Diabetes

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dean Giustini
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    A special thanks to Lee-Anne Ufholz, the President of CHLA/ABSC, for her quotes in the following news stories: E-library for docs ($800,000 federal infusion fails to create a data base accessible to all doctors) http://www.lfpress.com/2014/09/07/an-800000-federal-infusion-failed-to-create-a-data-base-accessible-to-all-doctors  http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2014/09/07/an-800000-federal-infusion-failed-to-create-a-data-base-accessible-to-all-doctors How Norway’s innovative library made high-quality health information free for everyone…
  • CAPAL | ACBAP News & Update August 2014

    Dean Giustini
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    Thank you for your support of the work of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians / Association canadienne des bibliothécaires académiques professionnels. After our first successful AGM at Congress 2014 at Brock University this summer, we have been actively pursuing a number of projects: Save the Date for CAPAL/ACBAP 2015 (Ottawa May 30th to June 5th 2015) Congress 2015 will take place at the University of Ottawa from May 30 to June 5 in Ottawa, Ontario. Registration will begin in January 2015. CAPAL/ACBAP will hold its second conference at Congress 2015 in Ottawa.
 
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  • Popular Weight Loss App Ineffective In Achieving Weight Loss

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

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

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

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

    Dr. Val Jones
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Country music legend Glen Campbell is dying of Alzheimer’s disease. In an effort to raise awareness of the illness he and his family made the brave decision to bare their lives by creating a documentary of Glen’s farewell tour. I highly recommend that you watch this film with your loved ones… and a box of Kleenex. One of the most remarkable aspects of Glen’s disease was the preservation of his musical abilities despite severe cognitive impairment. Although he rarely knew where he was or even how to tie his shoes, he was able to perform songs in front of live audiences.
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  • High Speed Nanopore DNA Sequencing

    Editors
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    DNA sequencing has come down in price in a spectacular fashion over the past decade. Yet, it’s still too expensive for everyday clinical use and mostly remains in the hands of scientists working in research labs. A promising approach that many have been trying to implement in order to speed up and reduce the cost of DNA sequencing is pushing the molecule through a tiny hole and using nearby electrodes to detect the unique change in the electric field as each nucleotide comes through. This has been challenging for a variety of reasons, but researchers from Arizona State University and…
  • Online Tool from Johns Hopkins Visualizes Ebola’s Proteins to Help Find Cure

    Editors
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    Researchers around the world are understandably working in haste to come up with a treatment for the Ebola infection. To help with that goal, a team of scientists at Johns Hopkins University just unveiled a free online tool that helps to visualize Ebola gene mutations and how they affect the virus’s protein structure, as well as epitopes, binding sites on the surface of the proteins. The tool is called MuPIT (Mutation Position Imaging Toolkit) and you can play around with it here. Using it, researchers should have a better idea of what mutations to expect and potentially create…
  • Robotic Walker for Improved Rehabilitation

    Joshua Chen
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    Assistant Professor Yu Haoyong and his team from the National University of Singapore have created a robotic walker to assist physiotherapists. This newly designed device promises not only to improve the quality but also the productivity of therapy sessions. The most important aspect of this machine is that it allows the patient to practice walking on the ground instead of a treadmill. This technology consists of six different modules: an active body weight support unit; an omni-directional mobile platform; a pelvic and trunk motion support unit; a functional electrical stimulator; a…
  • Grayhill 17 Megapixel Touch Panels for Medical Applications

    Editors
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:53 am
    Grayhll (La Grange, IL), a company that makes all sorts of human interface devices, is releasing new high resolution touch panels for medical applications. The screens are able to track up to ten fingers at 4,096 x 4,096 (17 megapixel) accuracy. Plus, they work just fine with medical gloves, and since the screens can be disinfected, they can be used in surgical applications for radiological image browsing, accessing patient data, and as an interface to other equipment in the OR. The screens actually recognize that the user is wearing gloves and adjust accordingly. Moreover, if liquid hits…
  • Clinical Trial of Bone Marrow-Derived Endothelial Progenitor Cells for Cardiac Repair: Positive Initial Data

    Iris Kulbatski
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    The global health and economic impact of cardiovascular disease, specifically heart attacks, is tremendous. Patient prognosis following a major heart attack, including progressive heart failure, repeat heart attacks, arrhythmias, and mortality, depends on the damage sustained to the heart. Cellular therapies that aim to repair damaged heart muscle have the potential to positively impact post-infarct clinical outcomes. One of the most comprehensive phase II clinical trials of bone marrow cell therapy for cardiac repair in the U.S. has shown positive initial data, specifically that…
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  • Leading causes of death in 2030, if we continue down the current path

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

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

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

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

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

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Robert J. Szczerba (Rocket Scientist Re-Engineering Healthcare, X Tech Ventures CEO) published two articles featuring my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, and the trends I think will... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • What will future of medicine look like? Start here.

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    My article about trends shaping the future of medicine was just published on KevinMD.com. Enormous technological changes are heading our way. If they hit us unprepared, which we are now, they will... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    Working as a speaker and consultant with medical technology, pharmaceutical and web companies; as well as universities and governments worldwide, my mission as The Medical Futurist is to make sure... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • MakerNurse: Fabricating solutions to challenges on the front lines of care

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports MakerNurse, a community that aims to better understand what drives nurses to innovate and bring nurse making to the forefront of health care. See what they... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Television Documentary about the Future of You

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

  • Exhibit Of The Month: Maps Tell Powerful Stories About Children, Neighborhoods, And Possible Policy Solutions

    Larry Wheeler
    25 Nov 2014 | 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. Maps and health have been powerfully intertwined since nineteenth-century British physician John Snow produced a hand-drawn map that famously showed a correlation between the locations where cholera was killing hundreds of Londoners during an 1854 epidemic and the Broad Street pump where locals unknowingly drew water contaminated with the deadly bacterium.
  • Workplace Wellness Produces No Savings

    Al Lewis, Vik Khanna, and Shana Montrose
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    During the last decade, workplace wellness programs have become commonplace in corporate America. The majority of US employers with 50 or more employees now offer the programs. A 2010 meta-analysis that was favorable to workplace wellness programs, published in Health Affairs, provided support for their uptake. This meta-analysis, plus a well-publicized “success” story from Safeway, coalesced into the so-called Safeway Amendment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). That provision allows employers to tie a substantial and increasing share of employee insurance premiums to health…
  • What Is The Future For Community Health Workers?

    Alan Weil
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    I recently attended a symposium entitled “Community Health Workers: Getting the Job Done in Health Care Delivery(My concluding remarks begin at the 6:00:40 mark in the video.) Speakers examined the evolving role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the current era of delivery system reform. Health Affairs has published work documenting the importance of this part of the workforce, and our November issue is dedicated to the topic of “Collaborating for Community Health.” I was asked to summarize some key points from the day-long conversation. In this post I highlight some of the themes…
  • Recalling To Err’s Impact — And A Small But Telling IOM Mistake

    Michael Millenson
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Institute of Medicine (IOM)’s To Err is Human report, which famously declared that from 44,000 to 98,000 Americans died each year from preventable mistakes in hospitals and another one million were injured. That blunt conclusion from a prestigious medical organization shocked the public and marked the arrival of patient safety as a durable and important public policy issue. Alas, when it comes to providing the exact date of this medical mistakes milestone, the IOM itself is confused and, in a painful piece of irony, sometimes just plain wrong.
  • Health Affairs December Briefing: Children’s Health

    Chris Fleming
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Threats to children’s health have changed dramatically over the past few generations, but America’s health care system has been slow to transform to meet children’s evolving needs. The December 2014 thematic issue of Health Affairs examines the current state of children’s health, health care delivery, and coverage. You are invited to join us on Monday, December 8, at a forum featuring authors from the new issue at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.  Panels will cover financing, delivery, access, and the social determinants of children’s health, and…
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  • Physician goes first: A way to not interrupt patients

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/val-jones" rel="tag">Val Jones, MD</a>
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Much has been made about physicians’ tendencies to interrupt patients. Studies have shown that patients are permitted 12 to 18 seconds of talk time before they are redirected (or interrupted) by their doctor. This leads to patients feeling that the physician didn’t listen or didn’t care. I believe that there is a way to solve the problem without wasting time or being rude. I have used this technique with great success over the years and it works especially well in the inpatient setting, when beginning a formal “history and physical exam.” In three simple words: Physician goes…
  • We need to start skin cancer prevention with our children

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/j-leonard-lichtenfeld" rel="tag">J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD</a>
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The numbers about skin cancer incidence and costs in the United States are worse than anyone expected. That’s the message that comes from a report published recently in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on research from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Cancer Institute. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • When the art of medicine gets lost in the business

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/a-country-doctor" rel="tag">A Country Doctor, MD</a>
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Andy was new to me. He told me he had seen several doctors over the past few years for various pains in his right arm. Some months ago, he had right shoulder pain that went away on its own, but for the past few weeks, he had pain in the middle of his upper arm. Last year he had tennis elbow and forearm pain for many months. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Reporting physician quality: The dangerous game the government plays

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/arvind-cavale" rel="tag">Arvind Cavale, MD</a>
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    We have heard ad nauseum that the data collection mandated by Medicare and Medicaid is to improve quality of care. Significant taxpayer dollars have been expended as bonuses in the name of PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System). With all this investment and mandating, one would assume that the PQRS must be highly indicative of better quality of patient care, right? Not so fast. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • What a messy house has to do with medicine today

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/abigail-schildcrout" rel="tag">Abigail Schildcrout, MD</a>
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    I spent this past week worrying that my in-laws were going to divorce me. For sure. No getting out of it this time. I do not keep a neat house. There are piles everywhere. Piles of books. Piles of papers. Piles of clean-but-unfolded laundry. Piles of mail. Piles of music. Piles (believe it or not) of instruments. Piles of shoes. Piles of coats (it’s cold these days, but varying degrees of cold). There’s a drum set in the living room (because that’s where the piano is). Did I mention the books? Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online…
 
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  • Avoid the Second Mistake

    James Clear
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    So often, we make the mistake of believing that sticking to good habits is an all-or-nothing game. (I say “we” because I’ve been there before as well.) We assume that if we slip up on our diet, then we have ruined the whole thing. We act like missing one day of writing means we simply weren’t meant to be a writer. We use our lack of motivation to work out as evidence that we don’t have the willpower to make change happen. These beliefs are incorrect. Habits are behaviors that we repeat consistently. However, they are not behaviors that we repeat perfectly. This…
  • How Constraints Make You Better: Why the Right Limitations Boost Performance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DrWes
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    Another day, another pacemaker, at least so it seemed at first. The usual greeting the patient, answering the last questions, consent signing, placement of the IV, EKG leads, prepping of the surgical site and initiation of the pre-operative antibiotics were all recent memories.  He laid there, smiling, knowing he'd made the right decision after years of struggling with his arrhythmia in other
 
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  • An Uncommon Guide to Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

    Darya Rose
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Bunches and Bits {Karina} It’s official. Holiday season is here. Starting this week health conscious people everywhere are bracing themselves for two solid months of parties, feasts and festivities. To even the most dedicated foodists, it can be overwhelming. Even though my #1 philosophy is that life should be awesome and you shouldn’t restrict yourself from things you enjoy, it can be helpful to enter the holidays with a plan to keep your healthstyle more or less on track. These are the steps I personally take to make sure I don’t begin the New Year trying to…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week diet-pill ads make you fat, the case against positive thinking, and a scary discovery about antimicrobial soap. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect…
  • Diets Really Do Work, You’re Just Doing it Wrong

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

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

    Darya Rose
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week the case for a national food policy, a simple way to increase your commitment to exercise, and making veggies as good as chips. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would…
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    Daily Health Bulletin

  • Ease Depression And Anxiety Symptoms With Exercise

    support
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:37 am
    If you’re feeling down, or struggling with the jitters, exercising is probably the last thing you’re in the mood for, but it may be the best thing for you according to experts. In fact, it might just make all the difference it the world. We know that exercise is good for preventing or improving health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. What’s not as well known is what exercise can do for your mental state. Research has shown that the psychological and physical benefits of exercises can help bring down anxiety and improve your mood. The ties between…
  • Saves Lives By Screening For Colorectal Cancer

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    24 Nov 2014 | 4:34 am
    Although colon cancer is a preventable and even highly curable disease, it remains the second source of cancer deaths in the U.S. according to gastroenterologists Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman and Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl. Why? Not nearly enough people are getting screened, and experts want to get the word out that with screening cancer of the colon, a disease often without symptoms, can be detected early and even prevented from developing at all. Amazingly one in every three American is NOT getting screened for colorectal cancers, even though the screening tests are available everywhere. Colon…
  • Awareness And Well-Being

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

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

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

  • Never say you can't do something

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Braces work!
  • We went for a fall hike yesterday.

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    We went for a fall hike yesterday.
  • How do Sherpaa doctors practice medicine?

    2 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Sherpaa’s full-time doctors who work exclusively for us have a very efficient, and innovative, way of solving medical problems. 98% of the time, our doctors communicate with employees via our web or smartphone app. The other 2% is over the phone, for urgent issues. Here’s how Sherpaa works: When an employee creates a Sherpaa profile, they complete a health history. This is essentially like filling out the paper clipboard in a doctor’s office, but they only have to do this once. Via our app, an employee creates a case choosing from “I’m sick,” “I’m hurt,” “I need a…
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    ScienceRoll

  • Tech Trends Shaping The Future Of Medicine: Forbes

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Robert J. Szczerba (Rocket Scientist Re-Engineering Healthcare, X Tech Ventures CEO) published two articles featuring my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, and the trends I think will shape the future in his Forbes column. Here are part one and two. Please share your comments on the article and let me know what you think. Enormous technological changes in medicine and healthcare are heading our way.  These trends have a variety of stakeholders: patients, medical professionals, researchers, medical students, and consumers.  They are important because of the impact they will…
  • What will future of medicine look like? Start here.

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    My article about trends shaping the future of medicine was just published on KevinMD.com. Enormous technological changes are heading our way. If they hit us unprepared, which we are now, they will wash away the medical system we know and leave it a purely technology–based service without personal interaction. Such a complicated system should not be washed away. Rather, it should be consciously and purposefully redesigned piece by piece. If we are unprepared for the future, then we lose this opportunity. Here is the list of the real examples and practical stories demonstrating why we should…
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    Working as a speaker and consultant with medical technology, pharmaceutical and web companies; as well as universities and governments worldwide, my mission as The Medical Futurist is to make sure the advances of technology lead to a better healthcare for everyone! I publish a daily newsletter about the future of medicine, manage a popular Facebook page about the future; launched a Youtube channel and share related news almost every hour on Twitter. Here is my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine: I’m also the author of Social Media in Clinical Practice handbook; and the…
  • MakerNurse: Fabricating solutions to challenges on the front lines of care

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports MakerNurse, a community that aims to better understand what drives nurses to innovate and bring nurse making to the forefront of health care. See what they are up to. MakerNurse is collecting stories from inventive nurses across the nation to better understand what drives them to innovate and how best to nurture the creative potential of the American nurse. We have partnered with five health systems to learn more about MakerNurses in their hospitals and have received stories from dozens of nurses who have completed the MakerNurse survey. Share…
  • Television Documentary about the Future of You

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

  • Healthy Baked Pickle Chips

    Tory McBroom
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    This healthier version of fried pickle chips found at many restaurants not only tastes great, but they have less than half the calories of their fried counterparts! Plus, they are simple to make, with only 4 ingredients and a few quick and easy steps. Simply dip the pickle chips in an egg/whole wheat flour mixture… […] Healthy Baked Pickle Chips
  • Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Anne Samoilov
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Ever wished you could find someone to help you whip your business into shape? You know – someone who’d be honest and would call you on it when you were being completely off your rocker or kick you into motion if you were letting things slide? Yeah, me too…which is precisely when I discovered and first worked with our featured business influencer. This week is part 3 of my 4 part series featuring some of my biggest business influencers. If¦ Read More » The post How Erika Lyremark helped me whip my business into shape (FLS 025) appeared first on .
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    AstroNutrition

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

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

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

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

    AstroNutrition
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    Doctor’s Best Ubiquinol is a coenzyme Q10 supplement that contains the active compound Kaneka QH. read more
  • Mikei Red Reishi Mushroom Essence

    AstroNutrition
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Have you heard of reishi mushrooms? Quite potent for such small things. These special fungi have amazing benefits for many areas of bodily health. read more
 
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    Vitamin IMC

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

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

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

    Kiersten Corradetti & Eliscia Filice
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Welcome back to the Fall Quarter! We, Eliscia and Kiersten, the Co-Directors of the IMC London Trip, are excited to share with you our planning experience and tales from abroad. This August, fourteen IMC Graduate Students crossed the pond to experience business in London. We were tasked with planning a networking trip to better understand business in the UK and meet with IMC alumni.  We worked on coordinating company visits, researching sightseeing activities, planning a networking event, and putting together an all around great time for the students! When it came to figuring out the…
  • My IMC Summer Immersion Takeaways

    Joseph Woodard
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    As part of Northwestern’s Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) graduate program, each student participates in a summer immersion project. Students are placed in various companies across the country and world. Many of us had prior work experience before coming to the program and have gained valuable practical knowledge that helped prepare us for our graduate internships. In the months leading up to the Summer Immersion Quarter, IMC students receive a solid academic foundation in areas such as marketing analytics, management, consumer insights, and strategy. Many of our class projects…
  • CMO – Examine Eco-Brands and Grow

    Mari Bakken
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Image Courtesy of Creative Commons As a CMO, you know it’s important to understand your customer; as their preferences change, you must evolve your understanding of their needs in order to tie your product into their lifestyle. As a graduate student in Medill’s Integrated Marketing Communications program and an avid supporter of social causes, I have been researching the effect of cause marketing on businesses and how it relates to company growth. “Inside the Buy-One Give-One Model” by Christopher Marquis and Andrew Park argues that the One-For-One Model, founded by Blake MyCoskie at…
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    Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Blog - AromaTalk

  • Aromatherapy Monster Repellent!

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

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

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

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

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

  • What Is Your Money Personality?

    Mary Schwager
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Here’s a money-spending pop quiz for you: Do you shop to relieve stress? Can you window shop without spending money? Do you buy things that are on sale even if you don’t need them? If you’re wondering what your answers mean, keep reading! They’re just some of the questions financial expert and author Carla Cargle created to help you try to recognize your money personality. Why is that so important? Cargle warns it directly impacts people’s bottom line. “It enables them to predict potential habits and choices concerning money. Therefore, if a person realizes that they spend too…
  • Get Curls Without Heat

    Katherine Hahn
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:04 am
      Yep, you read that right – it’s totally possible to get red-carpet curls without frying your hair. Sound crazy? It’s easier than you’d think. We called on stylists and hair aficionados from all over to brainstorm fantastic and heat-free methods of curling great curls! From old-fashioned rollers to pillowcases, the stuff they came up with was pretty great. Take a look. Get Your Braid On “Rock a braid all day and have gorgeous curls and waves all night! Or sleep in a braid, and release gorgeous, bouncy curls the next day,” say the stylists of Assembly Salon, L.A.’s…
  • 5 Heart-Racing First Dates

    GalTime
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:47 am
    Oh, the hope. And the pressure! First dates can be wonderful and worrisome, all rolled up into a few hours. Are you tired of dinner after first-date dinner? Done with the same old drinks? Don’t want to be stuck in silence at a show? Maybe it is time to jump off the bar stool and get a little sweaty together on your first meeting. It doesn’t have to be risque. Or even complicated. Just choose a fun activity you can enjoy and get to know each other while doing — a little heart racing, sweating and flushed cheeks is great for that. And if the first encounter sets the foundation…
  • Are You Overcomplicating Things?

    Katie Humphrey, Certified Life Coach
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Getting healthy is simple. Not easy…simple. And many times we over-complicate our plan and overwhelm and frustrate ourselves instead of taking action. This can lead to unnecessary stress that impacts your waistline and quality of life. Let’s clear up what needs to be done to get the results you want, as well as the reasons behind any need you might have to over-complicate your action plan. It’s burdensome enough to carry around extra weight and deal with the effects of nasty hormonal symptoms. I know. I’ve been there, and I help women every day whose jobs, families and happiness are…
  • Simple and Delicious Butternut Squash Soup

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

  • Effective Weight Loss Tips & Techniques for Women

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

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

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

    Latika
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    One Full Day Detox Diet After Partying During festivals and parties, we all give our diet plans a break. And rightfully so! There is so much delicious food and drink around. Who wants to just eat lettuce and sip water & ice, all night, when there is carb loaded, deep fried and boozed up goodness...Read More
  • The 24 Minute Calorie Burner Cardio Workout

    Latika
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
      The sedentary lifestyle followed by most of the people these days has left no time for them to look after their wellbeing. Strained muscles, aching backs and uneasy exhausted feeling have become a part of everyone’s daily life. In such a scenario, working out on regular basis becomes crucial, because exercising not only burns...Read More
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    True Food Movement

  • Teaching Kids To Bake

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

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

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

    Greg Wymer
    5 May 2014 | 12:01 pm
    image courtesy of NutritionalAnarchy.com Last week, we wrote about the 2014 Dirty Dozen, the fruits and vegetables determined by the Environmental Working Group to have the most pesticide residue present when making it to the produce section at your local store. These are the items that are best served or you to purchase from the organic section to keep you and your family from potentially digesting some harmful toxins. The flipside to this annual list is the Clean Fifteen … the fruits and veggies that had the least pesticide residue and are the safest to eat in terms of conventionally…
  • It’s Your 2014 Dirty Dozen!

    Greg Wymer
    30 Apr 2014 | 2:41 pm
    photo by pulaw It’s that time of year again … time for the Environmental Working Group’s reveal of the 2014 Dirty Dozen, the 12 types of produce most likely to contain pesticide residues. Now don’t worry — you need not cross these items off of your grocery list. The fruits and vegetables listed are the ones that you should always purchase from the organic side of the produce section to ensure no nasty chemicals enter you or your family’s system. Sadly, 65 percent of the thousands of items that get tested by the Department of Agriculture contain some trace of…
 
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    IndiaVision News and Information » Health & Fitness

  • High-fruit diets can worsen depression

    Gautam
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    The consumption of a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence can worsen depressive and anxiety-like behaviour and alter how the brain responds to stress, the findings showed. “Our results offer new insights into the ways in which diet can alter brain health and may lead to important implications for adolescent nutrition and development,” said lead author Constance Harrell of Emory University in Atlanta. Fructose stimulates neural pathways that affect how the brain responds to stress, which can have important behavioural effects, including worsening symptoms of depression and…
  • Tips for keeping your heart healthy!

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

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

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

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

  • Primal Blueprint Podcasts – Lend Us An Ear!

    Mark Sisson
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    We have now published 42 episodes of the Primal Blueprint Podcast, and it’s been a fun and hopefully beneficial undertaking for the Primal Blueprint movement in general. If you aren’t a regular listener, I invite you to check out our robust library of shows. You can download/stream the shows, and read summary descriptions of the full written transcripts at blog.primalblueprint.com. You can subscribe to the channel via iTunes, Stitcher, or your other favorite podcast provider. I became inspired to launch our own podcast channel after appearing as a guest on numerous other shows. I quickly…
  • Dear Mark: Fat Gain on a Ketogenic Diet; Dandruff and an Itchy Scalp

    Mark Sisson
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got a two-parter. First up, I respond to a comment from last week’s Weekend Link Love concerning fat gain and lean mass loss in taekwondo athletes on a ketogenic diet. Did the athletes actually get fatter and lose muscle on their diet, even as performance improved? After that, I discuss what to do about dandruff and an itchy scalp. There may be no silver bullet against the common malady known as dandruff, but there are a few things you can try and one in particular that looks quite promising. Let’s go: That Taekwando study was…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 323

    Mark Sisson
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Research of the Week KStarr was right about “text neck”: looking down at your phone as you text is like hanging a 60 pound kettlebell from your forehead. Full study here. The more choline you eat, the lower your risk of fatty liver disease (at least, if you’re a Chinese woman of normal weight). Yeah, you should really just avoid tricoslan altogether. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 43: Interview with Jonathan Bailor, Author and Founder of Sane Solution: Jonathan Bailor, whose The Calorie Myth was a NY Times bestseller, joins us for a conversation about calories,…
  • Crock Pot Turkey and Primal Stuffing

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DrV
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    It was an honor to co-host the #hcsmca twitter chat this evening.  A huge thank you to Colleen Young for asking me to participate.  What follows are a few thoughts on the topics discussed. How do you map your public presence? When we think about our life online we need to think about where we’re going to live.  Where are we going to spend our time and energy?  There are a lot of places to post and talk. But we can’t be everywhere. We need to consider it like a map. When thinking about your map, think content and conversation:  these are the two components of our social world.
  • 9 Secrets for Making the Most of Your Doximity Profile

    DrV
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    33 charts is excited to have Doximity as our featured sponsor this week. Frustratingly, much of what appears about physicians online is out of our control. There are only a few places that give doctors power over their social presence. With nearly 50% of all U.S. physicians as members, Doximity has emerged as the core professional profile for doctors and one that’s totally within physician control. It’s the first place I go to update my professional status as it changes. While you may already be a member, do you know how to make the most of your Doximity account?  Here are nine pro tips…
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    Weight Loss Success

  • What Do You Want Out of Life?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Balance In All Things, Including Peanut Butter

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

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

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

    Cammy Chapel
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Finally, I’m home again. It feels good…but sad, too. I had such a fun weekend with my friends! Y’all know I can’t have a normal vacation. A car crashes into a restaurant in which I’m eating, cops bang on my hotel room door demanding to be admitted, a freak spring snowstorm occurs–my travels always seem to have something odd about them. This was no different. After meeting up with my friends on Wednesday and then spending Thursday finalizing details and setting up our meeting room, I was more than ready for a good night’s sleep. I only managed about…
  • Happy Traveler

    Cammy Chapel
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Greetings from northern Virginia! Yep, I’m traveling again, but this time it’s purely for fun. And am I ever having fun! cue: boring vacation photos I left home at 6 a.m. Sunday and stopped at Burgess Falls State Park in Cookeville, TN. I’ve visited and passed this area more times than I can count, but finally took time to check out this park I’ve heard so much about. Burgess Falls is a series of falls actually. The first falls: The trail up is not only NOT paved, it’s not a particularly “clean” trail: In addition to a million (or so) tree roots and a…
 
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • Whole and Healthy: Variety Creates a #BalancedYou

    Joyce
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
    Riley in her best downward dog I think battling boredom has been a struggle in my pursuit of a healthy life. But it’s also been a blessing in disguise. That’s why I was super excited *disclosure* -> when I had the opportunity to work with GaiamTV and @MyYogaOnline. I felt a instant connection with their philosophy and the content they share. I’ve always loved yoga and done random classes over the years, but I personally needed more direction and guidance. I wanted to add yoga to my quiver of healthy choices. This made me think of why I felt the need to learn yet another…
  • Whole and Healthy: 5 Reasons to Embrace Self-Improvement

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

    Joyce
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Our hike in Haleakala Crater on Maui. All Photos taken with my Nokia Lumia Icon Every year when I return home to Maui, I intend to hike Haleakala Crater. The last time I did the 12 miles down sliding sands and up Switch Backs was 20+ years ago with my husband. This time, my longtime friends Mike Waltze and Carol Aldred were totally up for the last-minute idea to hike the crater. We arrived in the morning at the 10,023 foot dormant volcano, and was greeted by an old friend who planned to begin his hike where we would end ours. He kindly let us drive his car up to the next parking lot where we…
  • A Maui Summer Must-Do: The Sights,Sounds, Scents, and Aloha Spirit of #KFresh14

    Joyce
    4 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    ʻAhaʻāina O Kāʻanapali One of my favorite things in the whole world is Maui and her people. It’s the home of my heart. So nothing excites me more than seeing other people falling in love with this magical place and sharing in the experience. Last year I had the opportunity to attend the Ka’anapali Fresh event for the first time and hoped to come back for a second serving of this amazing combination of Hawaiian culture and the most blogged-about culinary destination. Many mahalos to Shelley Kekuna and Ka’anapali Beach Resort for inviting me back for Ka’anapali…
  • Giving the GoPro Hero3 a Go on Maui #VZWBuzz

    Joyce
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    My first use of the GoPro Hero3 in water. SUP downwinder on Maui with Chris Ozee and Mike Waltze. Thanks to Verizon, I received a new GoPro Hero3 camera for my trip home to Maui. Being a bit of an impatient tech person (aka hate reading directions) I anticipated some frustration ahead. I was SO wrong. Everytime I go home to Maui, I want to take photos in the water.  Since I spend much of my time on top of or submerged in the ocean while there, it makes sense to capture those moments to add to my forever memories. Oh How I Love You GoPro App Once I installed the GoPro App on my phone I was…
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    E2dietitian

  • Digital Technology: A Permanent Pain in Your Neck?

    e2dietitian
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    4 simple strategies to reduce back and neck pain due to digital technology use.
  • Chia “Strong”

    e2dietitian
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    Should you add this nutty little seed to your diet? Depends...
  • On the Menu: Smart Health Apps

    e2dietitian
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    Try out one of these healthy apps, and I'm not talking nachos.
  • How Mediterranean Are You?

    e2dietitian
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    People living within the Mediterranean have a vastly different lifestyle from Americans.  They live longer and by some standards they live those extra years with greater vitality.  The average life expectancy in Monaco is 89 years old, a full 7... Read More ›
  • Clean Eating: Is This Food Trend Right For You?

    e2dietitian
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    Clean eating has become one of the top wellness trends in 2014 and the end of August is a great time to take stock of your nutritional and even lifestyle health. Healthy habits either tend to get very lax over... Read More ›
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Unconditional Love is All You Need

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

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

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

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

  • 3 Ways to Use Essential Oils in a Bath

    Andrea Butje
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Using essential oils in a bath is so simple and luxurious. I think that’s probably why this is one of the more popular ways people use essential oils. Adding essential oils to a bath is great for your skin. You also inhale the oils—the warm bath water helps them evaporate more quickly. So relaxing! We talk about how to use essential oils in a bath in Aromahead’s free online class, the Introduction to Essential Oils. There’s a lot more to it than just dropping essential oils in your bath water! (We also talk about other methods of use, such as aromatherapy inhalers and lip balms, and…
  • How to Get to Sleep When You Have a Cold

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

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

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

    Andrea
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Plant ideas for when you start planning your garden. I like to try new plants in my garden, but I also have long-time favorites that I come back to again and again. Right now is harvest time in some parts of the world. People are bringing in squash and vegetables, and are protecting their gardens from the coming frost. In other areas, it’s just time to start the garden. Either way, now is a good time to plan! Three of my favorite aromatic plants for the garden are rosemary, lavender, and basil. I don’t feel like my garden is complete without them! Rosemary Rosemary is a remarkably…
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • Lifestyle continues to be the biggest factor impacting health

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

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

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

    Larry Lewis
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Write your Bucket List and Start To Do The Things on It was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Are you creating the life you want or just allowing yourself to settle for what shows up? If you feel like life is passing you by, if you’re unhappy, or if you feel stuck and unable to find the direction right for you, you need to start creating your bucket list. Let it wake you up and get you excited about life. There comes a time in everyone’s life where you realize one day that your life is stretching out behind you — not in front of you. Your life may seem at a major crossroads…
  • Move past your past

    Larry Lewis
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Move past your past was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living One of the most important things you have to do to move your life forward, improving the way things are for you is to allow yourself to move past your past. Too many of you allow things from your history to hold you back. Whether you spend too much time reflecting on these past events or whether they are just eating away at you subconsciously you have to release the shackles they have placed on you, and live with your eyes to the future and no longer behind to your past. By leaving your past behind you give yourself the best…
 
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    Elements4Health

  • Looking for a Biochemical Cause of Seasonal Depression

    Dana
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    New research confirms why some people suffer from the winter blues while others get through the season without any problems. A longitudinal study from a group of researchers from the University of Copenhagen has found that that people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) show significant seasonal differences in the way they regulate the neurotransmitter serotonin in comparison to the majority of the population. This work is being presented at the ECNP congress in Berlin. The researchers scanned 11 SAD patients and 23 healthy individuals using Positron Emission Tomography; they were able to…
  • New Neuron Study Explains How Stem Cells in the Brain Change Over Time

    Dana
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have succeeded in explaining how stem cells in the brain change to allow one type of stem cell to produce different cell types at different stages. In a study being published in the journal Neuron, researchers show that the signal molecule TGF-beta acts as a time signal that regulates the nerve stem cells’ potential at different stages of the brain’s development – knowledge that may be significant for future pharmaceutical development. The human brain consists of thousands of different types of nerve cells that are all formed out of…
  • Looking at Growth in Response to Nutrition

    Dana
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Doctoral student Kiran Hasygar and Assistant Professor Ville Hietakangas from the Department of Biosciences and Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Finland, have now uncovered a new regulatory mechanism coordinating animal growth in response to nutrition. Research on Drosophila reveals that once activated during starvation, this regulatory system prevents the secretion of insulin like peptides, the counterparts of IGF and insulin in mammals. Animal growth is closely regulated by environmental factors such as nutrition. If the nutrition of a growing animal is limited, growth…
  • Benefits of Most Popular Diet Plans Are Less than Evident in Long-Term

    Dana
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Popular commercial diets can help you lose some weight in the short term, but keeping the weight off after the first year and the diet’s impact on heart health are unclear, according to a study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. Dieters lost modest weight in the first year on popular diets such as Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, and Zone. In longer term studies of Atkins and Weight Watchers, the weight dieters lost after the first year was partially regained after 2 years. Researchers conclude there is insufficient,…
  • Hospitalization Rate Declines for Hepatitis Victims

    Dana
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    New research reports that the rate of hospitalization due to hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection has significantly declined in the U.S. from 2002 to 2011. Findings published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that older patients and those with chronic liver disease are most likely to be hospitalized for HAV. Vaccination of adults with chronic liver disease may prevent infection with hepatitis A and the need for hospitalization. Results show that the rate of hospitalization for HAV infection as a principal diagnosis decreased from 0.72 to…
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    BitterSweet

  • Earthy Elegance

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    As an avid baker and dessert-lover, it may come as a surprise that the greatest indulgence I can think of is eating something sweet that I didn’t make myself. While I enjoy the process and crave the creative control that starting from scratch always brings, a truly decadent experience is one that doesn’t require any work. Although I always get exactly what I want when I make my own birthday cake, I must admit that there are times when I wish I could just sit back and relax, leaving the heavy whisking to someone else. That’s precisely where Earth Cafe comes in, online…
  • Prepare for the Worst, Expect the Best

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

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

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:19 am
    Click the photo above to view full size. If it brings a smile to your face and you’d like to enjoy it as your desktop wallpaper, right click the large version, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to fit to your screen. Stay warm, my friends, and have a bright, tangy, and sweet weekend!
  • Red, White, and Sweet All Over

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

  • Recipe: Post-Thanksgiving Turkey Panini with Apple

    Carly Sippel
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Make sure to grab the leftovers this year so you can make this delicious post-thanksgiving turkey panini that is full of tastiness. The post Recipe: Post-Thanksgiving Turkey Panini with Apple appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Turkey Workout: Get Some Meat on Those Bones

    Luke Andrus
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Thanksgiving is days away and you know what that means...workout. Before the big feast get your turkey workout in at the gym. The post Turkey Workout: Get Some Meat on Those Bones appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Healthy Debate: White Meat vs. Dark Meat

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

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

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

  • I’m Thankful I Went from a Cancer Survivor to a Cancer Thrivor

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Have you or someone you love been hit with the diagnosis of breast cancer? Odds are that you have. This year,  1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. This means that you will know – or be – a woman with breast cancer… like me. When breast cancer strikes, is it possible to actually do more than survive the diagnosis and treatment? Can we actually thrive in the midst of the trauma? With breast cancer, how can we go from just surviving to actually thriving with it? Is it possible, or is it too much to ask? During this season of Thanksgiving, as people come…
  • Men’s Acne Skin Care: The Movember Edition

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

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

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

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

  • Treatment for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome in Augusta GA

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

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

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

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Your Sacroiliac Joints are a critical linkage system between your lower spine and pelvis. The sacrum (tailbone) connects on the right and left sides of the ilia (pelvic bones) to form your sacroiliac joints.One of the common causes of low back and pelvic pain occurs with injuries to the sacroiliac (SI) joint and ligaments. A quick search online shows differing viewpoints recommendations on addressing SI Joint Pain, with most recommendations involving injections. Scientists have questioned what the best treatment option is for patients with SI Joint Pain.  A recent study published…
  • Treatment for De Quervain Tenosynovitis in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    What is De Quervain Tenosynovitis? De Quervain Tenosynovitis, otherwise known as De Quervain Tendinosis, is a painful inflammation of specific tendons that extend the thumb. The swollen tendons and their coverings cause friction within the narrow tunnel or sheath through which they pass. The result is pain that may extend from the forearm to the thumb base. De Quervain’s was named after the Swiss surgeon who first described the condition in 1895. In 1895, a Swiss surgeon, Fritz de Quervain, published 5 case reports of patients with a tender, thickened first dorsal compartment at the…
 
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    (((OrthoStreams))) daily news, lists and commentary

  • Zimmer may have to divest Uni-compartmental Knees and Shoulders to do the Biomet deal

    Tiger Buford
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    ZIMMER GIVES EUROPEANS MORE TIME FOR ZIMMER/BIOMET DEAL (Orthopedics This Week) Unicompartmental Knees and Shoulder Divestitures? When the Europeans announced their investigation in October, Wells Fargo analyst, Larry Biegelsen said that, according to his consultant, the review is still likely to be resolved through divestitures. The likely areas of divestiture, according to Biegelsen, are unicompartmental knees […]
  • Will Stryker bid on Smith & Nephew this week?

    Tiger Buford
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Will Stryker bid on Smith & Nephew this week? (MassDevice) Speculation mounts again about a possible Stryker offer for Smith & Nephew now that a 6-month no-bid period has ended. Stryker (NYSE:SYK) is free to make an offer for Smith & Nephew(FTSE:SN, NYSE:SNN) after a 6-month no-bid period elapsed last week, fueling speculation that the U.S […]
  • Zimmer-Biomet announces executive leadership changes

    Tiger Buford
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team And New Name Of Combined Company Following Closing (press release) WARSAW, Ind., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH and SIX: ZMH) today announced the future executive leadership team and organizational structure of the combined company following the closing of the Biomet transaction. Zimmer also announced that the […]
  • Implanet announces 6 new distribution agreements at NASS

    Tiger Buford
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    Implanet Stands out at the North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting and Signs Six New Distribution Agreements (OrthoSpineNews) BORDEAUX, France & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: IMPLANET a medical technology company specializing in vertebral and knee-surgery implants, reports that its JAZZ implant was the object of significant interest from specialized spine professionals and distributors at the recent North […]
  • Surprisingly, INFUSE sales growth is carrying Medtronic Spine

    Tiger Buford
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
                  INFUSE SALES LEADING MEDTRONIC SPINE TO HEALTH (Orthopedics This Week) Medtronic Inc.’s spine’s most recent quarter’s sales beat Wall Street expectations. Most surprisingly, Infuse is credited with causing the surprise. Yes, you read that right. Biologic sales for Medtronic’s second quarter rose 9% on a reported basis while Core […]
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    Heart Sisters

  • Let’s all play Chronic Illness Bingo!

    Carolyn Thomas
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    So far, I've heard well-meaning but uninformed people say just about every one of these "helpful" things - so I could fill out my Chronic Illness Bingo card pretty darned quick. How about you?
  • Words matter when we describe our heart attack symptoms

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

    Carolyn Thomas
    9 Nov 2014 | 4:19 am
    Experts tell us that the key to successful and lasting weight loss is a simple eating plan that provides structure without overly tight restrictions that cause feelings of deprivation. And possibly keeping bags of Hawkins Cheezies out of the house . . .
  • Heart attacks: “Men explode, but women erode”

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

    Carolyn Thomas
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:03 am
    What's the tipping point that finally convinces us to seek emergency help during significant heart attack symptoms? Harvard researchers presented this study's findings at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver, including: "We were surprised that when patients finally came in to the hospital, only 2/3 thought the symptoms were related to their hearts."
 
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    maleenhancementguide.org

  • Basic Information About Condoms

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

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

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

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

    Vita Admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Beware not just erectile dysfunction or impotence, although it’s the most pervasive male sexual condition today. You should also be on the lookout for sexually transmitted diseases (STD), which are contagious conditions that are passed on via sexual contact with an infected person and can also be spread by contract with infected blood and bodily fluids. There are strategies you can do to eliminate or reduce your chances of contracting this disease, and this includes the classic technique of wearing a condom. There are times when there are no outwards symptoms of being infected by an STD.
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • Deciphering Post-Exertional Malaise

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

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

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

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

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

  • Fructose Overload Infographic

    Health Blog
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    A study suggests that the high amounts of HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) present in worldwide food supplies could be one of the reasons for the growing global type 2 diabetes epidemic. Countries which make use of HFCS in their food supplies had a 20% greater prevalence of diabetes compared to countries that didn’t...
  • Heart Attack Signs for Women Infographic

    Health Blog
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:58 am
    The risk of middle aged women getting cardiovascular disease such as stroke, heart failure and heart attack could be reduced by the lowering of blood pressure. Researchers determined that high systolic blood pressure in middle-aged and older women is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular issues. The percentage of potentially reversible as well as...
  • Superfoods Infographic

    Health Blog
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:51 pm
    According to a study, flavonoid-rich strawberries and blueberries could reduce cognitive aging in the elderly. The study results indicate that cognitive decline could be delayed by as much as 2.5 years in older people who eat greater quantities of the berries, which are high in flavonoids Flavonoids are plant compounds that often have powerful...
  • Why Drink Tea Every Day Infographic

    Health Blog
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:49 pm
    According to a study, green tea powders’ beneficial compounds are not as stable as previously thought. Green tea is consumed for health benefits, and the higher the catechin content, the better the health benefits. Catechins are the antioxidants found in green tea which are considered to fight diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and other health...
  • Juicing To Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer’s

    Health Blog
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    According to a study, frequent consumption of vegetable and fruit juices can significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers discovered that individuals who drank 3 or more helpings of vegetable and fruit juices each week had a 76 % reduced risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease compared to individuals who vegetable and fruit drank...
 
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    MediAngels, World's First Online Hospital - Blog

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

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

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

    Editor
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Read this story of a woman in her sixties, who was advised an Arthroscopy, got saved from it because of a Second Opinion at MediAngels!
  • USA based Pediatric Urologist Transforms A Child’s Life in India

    Editor
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:46 am
    This heart touching story is about the lack of medical infrastructure & the lack of top quality specialists in tier 2 cities in India & also about how MediAngels is helping solve the same! The story is about the Innovative ways that patients are using to access healthcare & Medical Second Opinions at MediAngels – The World’s First Online Hospital. It is the story of a patient who is based in Patiala, Punjab, India. His father who is a clerk, took help of a Radiologist to raise a consult at MediAngels, as he did not know English. Let us find out how MediAngels came to their…
  • Online Medical Second Opinion prevents Heart Surgery!

    Editor
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Read this story of a patient (in his own words) to find out how a corroborative Medical Second Opinion from the WORLD’S BEST SUPERSPECIALISTS came to his rescue and saved him from undergoing an unnecessary Heart Surgery!
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    Healing Talks

  • Definitive Video on JFK Assassination

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    Definitive Video on JFK Assasination (Healingtalks) This is the definitive video on the JFK assassination. If you trust your government to be working for your best interest and it was impossible for there to be an inside conspiracy that wanted to get Kennedy out of the way, don’t watch this movie.    
  • Putin speaks about the US being a force for destabilizing our world

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

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

    Adam Riva
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Activist organizations and companies: renegades of the corporatocracy By Adam Riva, Staff Writer (Healingtalks) John Perkins, author of the best-selling whistle blowing book Confessions of an Economic Hitman, might have coined the word “corporatocracy” when he began to expound on the current political/economic system which is covertly controlled behind the scenes by corporations. Being that […]
  • 20 deadly ways chemicals are used to spray humans like roaches

    Adam Riva
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    20 ways deadly chemicals are used to spray humans like roaches By Adam Riva, Staff Writer (Healingtalks)  Deadly chemicals released by aerosols, sprays or means of spreading  creams, soaps, cleansers, and so on, using so-called ‘body care products” can often cause us monumental harm. It might sound like an exaggeration, but the truth is that […]
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    HealthPlace.com

  • 5 best Herbal Medicine Books

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Kat Fulton
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    “The most passionate people take hits the hardest…” If you’re in the world of music, healthcare, healing, then most likely you are extremely “passionate” =) Barbara Corcoran talks about being passionate, caring, and taking hits in this video: I love a good drum. I can strike it and slap it and knock on it, and […]
  • How to facilitate a 125-kids Jewish drum circle for Shabbat!

    Kat Fulton
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    In the upcoming weeks, I’ll be writing more on business topics, because I LOVE running a heart-based company. It is an incredibly rich, fulfilling, liberating journey in personal development. And, I get so many business questions, that I feel it’s part of my life purpose to answer them! As a fellow creative visionary, I feel […]
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  • The Best Strategy to Solve Any Problem

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

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

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

    Roman Soluk
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:16 am
    A modern person can’t imagine their life without television. Even those who say they don’t watch TV, often sit in front of the screen of their computer, watching over the Internet TV programs, movies, TV shows, etc. At the same time, all these people are aware that such habit litters their brains and kills their time bringing no special benefit. Let’s see what are the main reasons to stop watching TV or at least doing it less often. Reasons to stop watching TV 1. TV spoils your relationship The things you see on TV are not real. Instead of devoting time to fictional…
  • Cleanse Your Body and Feel the Positive Effects

    Guest Author
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Cleansing and detoxification are the latest buzzwords in healthy living and for good reason. Removing and eliminating all of the toxins in your body before feeding it all of the essential vitamins and nutrients it needs is a sure fire way of ensuring that you will feel more energetic and ultimately be healthier. Cleansing your body in a natural way will speed up your metabolism and enhance your overall health. Here are a few simple and easy ways in which you can incorporate cleansing into your everyday lives and change your general well being for the better. Cut Your Sugar Intake Cutting your…
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  • Heavy drinkers aren’t necessarily alcoholics, but may be “almost alcoholics”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Johnny Iliff
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    My first registrar post in Australia was in a mixed ED with children. The most common question I statement I encountered was ‘I’m not sure if this child needs to come into Hospital’. I use the CHANDLER assessment tool to highlight potential red flags for paediatric admission. If 2 of the major groups are seen, the child should be strongly considered for admission and Paediatric specialist involvement. CHANDLER C – Colour Pale- perhaps dehydrated Blue- cyanosed, hypoxic, hypothermic Red- Rash, Burn, infection Pink- healthy H – Hydration status Moderate dehydration (4-6%…
  • Litfl Review 157

    Marjorie Lazoff, MD
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Welcome to the 157th 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 Delayed Sequence Intubation (DSI) has been part of the FOAM critical care armamentarium for years. Now, the evidence is published in the traditional literature. Scott discusses the article (Open Access Article for a…
  • Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 104

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

    Soren Rudolph
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Welcome to the 58th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 10 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about the…
  • Take Heart Australia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    HealthyDis
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    The lumbar area may be at risk for special cases of herniated disc. In this condition, the soft gel like cushion in the lumbar slips out. There are many causes of a slipped disc. But you can find treatment centers or physical therapy clinics for lumbar and spine treatment. What Is A Good Herniated Disc […]
  • Causes Of Wrist Neuropathy – Neuropathy In The Hands And Fingers

    HealthyDis
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Neuropathy is the sudden numbness of the hands and wrist. Usually, a person with numbness in the fingers, tingling sensation in the palm and pain in the wrist may be experiencing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. However, there are causes of wrist neuropathy that are not related to the area at all. What Causes […]
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  • Panic disorders: Symptoms and diagnostic considerations

    Editor
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:58 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,…
  • A dilemma involving an aggressive partner

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

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

    Editor
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    By Dr Debra Bath, Senior Lecturer If you look at the Oxford Dictionary entry for the word ‘emotion’, you will find it is a noun, a thing, described as follows: A strong feeling deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others: she was attempting to control her emotions: his voice was shaky with emotion. Instinctive or intuitive feeling as distinguished from reasoning or knowledge: responses have to be based on historical insight, not simply on emotion. The word originated in the mid-16th century, and is from the French émotion, derived from émouvoir (meaning…
  • Introduction to Counseling: Voices from the Field

    Editor
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    Kottler, Jeffrey, A., and Shepard, David, S. (2015). Introduction to Counseling: Voices from the Field. (8th ed). Stamford, USA: Cengage Learning. Introduction to Counseling – Voices from the field (8th edition) by Jeffrey Kottler and David Shepard is an introductory textbook for students beginning the journey to becoming a professional counsellor. Now in its eight edition, it is evident that this text has cemented its place in the realms of counsellor training programs. The content is presented in an easy to follow format with a strong emphasis on personalising the learning experience. The…
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  • How To Create A Vegetarian Meal For Kidney Disease Patients

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

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

    Dorsa
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    There are many diets that can help with the symptoms of kidney failure. A vegetarian diet is one of the most popular diets that has shown to slow the progression of kidney disease as well as help patients feel better. There are many reasons why a vegetarian diet is helpful for kidney failure as well as many other health complications. Protein For kidney failure patients, they have to be careful about their protein intake. Plant based protein is easier for your body to absorb and process. It is recommended that two thirds of everyone’s protein intake come from high quality plant sources.
  • Low Sodium Spices that are Great Choices for Kidney Disease

    Dorsa
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to eating chicken, beef, pork, and fish, it is customary to use certain spices to flavor your meals with. When you are living with kidney disease, however, the spices you use need to be low sodium or salt free. This is to avoid the potentially dangerous and uncomfortable consequences of allowing too much sodium into your body when your kidneys are not able to process it. This does not mean that your meals will be without flavor, however. In fact, most people find that using herbs and other low or no salt options actually brings out the flavor of the meat rather than masking it.
  • Iron Rich Foods That You Can Eat with Chronic Kidney Disease

    Dorsa
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chronic kidney disease patients, especially those in the stages of kidney failure, have to be careful with their diets. There are restrictions that need to be followed for your comfort and overall health. This is because your kidneys are unable to process and filter out certain vitamins, minerals, and waste, nor can they carry out the many functions they are responsible for in the body. So are you looking to find out what iron rich foods that you can eat with chronic kidney disease. Unfortunately, these restrictions can often cause deficiencies. One main example is that protein rich foods are…
 
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  • Viral incubation: why do bugs hide before they strike?

    Grant Hill-Cawthorne, Lecturer in Communicable Disease Epidemiology at University of Sydney
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    Different viruses have different incubation periods so some make you ill sooner than others. MIKI Yoshihito/Flickr, CC BY-SAHealth workers returning to their home countries after working in Ebola-affected areas are being asked to place themselves in quarantine for 21 days. This period is important because it’s the maximum time the virus needs to incubate. Other viruses have different incubation periods. The term “incubation period” describes the time between a virus entering a person’s body (infection) and the first appearance of disease symptoms. But why do viruses have incubation…
  • What price a life? Hepatitis C drug out of reach for millions

    Benjamin Cowie, Epidemiologist &amp; Physician, Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at University of Melbourne
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:23 pm
    The proposed Australian price for Sovaldi has not been disclosed, but in the United States a three-month course of treatment costs US$84,000. Stuart Hamilton/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAIt’s twice as common as type 1 diabetes. It kills more Australians than HIV. One in every 100 of us lives with hepatitis C, but the disease receives little attention. Worldwide, around 150 million people are chronically infected and more than 350,000 lives are lost each year. Nonetheless, earlier this year, Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) declined to subsidise a new curative drug for…
  • Urbanisation brings animals and diseases closer to home

    Cadhla Firth, Research Scientist at CSIRO
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    Some rat, possum and mozzie species thrive when living close to people. Mark Philpott/Flickr, CC BY-NCOur world is becoming increasingly urbanised. In 1950, just 30% of the world’s population lived in urban areas. This number is now over 50% and rising. By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population are expected to be urban dwellers. Although much of this growth will occur in developing regions, northern Australian cities are likely to see significant expansion. The successful growth of cities will undoubtedly be critical to the economic health of Australia and the surrounding region.
  • Five food tips that could save your life after a heart attack

    Clare Collins, Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics at University of Newcastle
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Any improvements you can make to what you eat and drink will help stack the odds in your favour. Image Point Fr/ShutterstockEvery ten minutes in Australia someone has a heart attack. For 17% this will be fatal; the rest get a second chance. If you have had a close call, these five food tips will help get your health back on track. 1. Eat more wholegrain cereals There are heart health benefits from eating a range of wholegrain fibres. These include barley, buckwheat, bulgur wheat, corn and popcorn, millet, oats, quinoa, brown rice, wild rice, rye, triticale (a wheat-rye hybrid) and spelt…
  • Parents don't cause autism, but they can make a difference

    Kristelle Hudry, Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at La Trobe University
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Supporting parents to interact more responsively seems to benefit children with autism, just as supporting parents can help children with other conditions. The Q Speaks/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SASince the condition was first recognised in the 1940s, parents have been and felt blamed for their children’s autism. Today, most people no longer believe this, but a lingering doubt continues to niggle many parents. Autism was first identified in the era of psychoanalysis, when professionals looked closely at relationships to explain disability and mental illness. Childhood “autistic withdrawal” was…
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    Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |

  • Diet and Exercises Keep Anemia Away

    Atanu Majumdar
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Excessive bleeding during abnormal menstruation in women Any therapeutically procedure in treating cancer, which includes radiotherapy, chemotherapy. Fall in erythropoietin, which helps in producing red blood cell. Treatment of Anemia is based on the type and severity of anemia. It can be treated by giving iron supplements, vitamin B-12 pills and medicine. But there are The post Diet and Exercises Keep Anemia Away appeared first on Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |.
  • Mushroom Omelet with Pepper Jack Cheese

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

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

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

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

  • Dental Fear and Anxiety: Nipping it Young

    Administrator
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:59 am
    “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”  Marie Curie A tiny tot stands at the threshold of the dental clinic, her palms tightly pressed against the hands of the mother. The mother starts firing questions at the... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • 6 Ways to Flawless Skin Using Turmeric  

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

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

  • Clear Your Skin With A Few Skin Care Tips

    HealthyGirl
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    TIP! Exfoliation is a terrific method of achieving skin that is healthy and truly glows. Exfoliating takes away the dead skin cells from your body, so that new, healthy skin can surface. There is an abundance of conflicting information available on skin care. You may find it more helpful to get that information in finding the right skin care habits. This article will give you useful information in a simple and easy to do. TIP! A lemon juice wash has real benefits against acne, and it can help with enlarged pores or oily skin, too. Use it once a week to improve larger pores or excess oil.
  • Choosing Fashion Alchemy Items Is Quite Smart Indeed

    Tom Brady
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:10 am
    Every morning upon walking up, and facing a new day, most people wander to their wardrobe and select an outfit fit for the day\’s proceedings. Everyone has their very own unique sense of style and taste, and this is where fashion alchemy might make an appearance. It is a very personal taste and the items chosen for adornment as well as for accessorizing are, as always carefully chosen. A wide spectrum of clothing and accessories can be found under this wide umbrella. It is often described as an edgier choice, with an urban charisma of note. As with all fashion however, one might…
  • Selecting The Best Local Restaurants

    Ida Dorsey
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:07 am
    If you have always been caught up in the middle of several options, then now is the right time for you to know how you will be able to make the right choice from all of them. So, simply embody the tips that would be given below for you to stop wasting your time. This is really the path that you should be in right now. First of all, you have to make sure that you will be eating in a clean place. Most of the restaurants in New Haven CT that you will be able to see over the World Wide Web may be classy from the outside but then, you will have to dig deeper into that. If you consider yourself as…
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Unconditional Love is All You Need

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

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

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

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

  • Fun in the Big Apple: Spending an Unforgettable New York Vacation!

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

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

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

    Jim Long
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. Since you are still sleepy from a good night’s rest, it is only right that you should know some quick and easy recipes that you can come up with in a few minutes. If your kids love milk, then offer them something by combining milk [...]
  • Totally Random Travel Tips!

    Jim Long
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:49 am
    Traveling — that simple act of going from one place (yours) to another (a nearby town or a famous tourist destination) — has now become one of the world’s biggest industries. It has also developed into one of the more complicated modern activities starting from getting your tickets, preparations, packing, all the way to the [...]
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    LINKS 4 LIFE ALERTS!

  • Promising Pomegranite

    Jasmin Ilkay
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Every year at Thanksgiving, I try variations of staple dishes. This year I decided to incorporate some southern flair to my table in NYC. One of the recipes I found incorporates pomegranates and pomegranate juice to cranberry sauce (see recipe below). I chose this recipe because it sounded good and looked relatively easy to make. However, pomegranates offer more than a twist to traditional canned cranberry relish. This antioxidant rich super food has been reported to improve signs of heart disease, manage arthritis, prevent cancer, control dental plaque and ward off infections.#459142763 /…
  • New Dietary Supplement Better than Vitamin D or Calcium?

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

    Jasmin Ilkay
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a severe and unfortunately, often fatal illness in humans. It is transmitted to people from wild animals and via human-to-human transmission. There are no current Ebola vaccines licensed and two are currently undergoing evaluation (WHO, 2014).  As someone who lives in a large metropolitan city and who travels internationally, I am like many who fear this virus will continue to spread in the United States.  Outbreak control relies on prevention, intervention, surveillance and contact tracing, quality of laboratory service, safe burials and social…
  • Junk Science Should Be Regulated!

    Douglas E. Castle
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
      Dear Friends And Colleagues:Let’s not fall prey to alarmists who support their cries of “Ban it!”, “Regulate it!”, “We must eliminate it within our lifetimes!” and “Don’t let our children near this!” with junk science. Frankly, you can make a case for a very, very powerful (and dangerous!) correlation between the number of people who are addicted to heroin, and the percentage of those addicted who drank either milk or formula as babies. Really, now.Read about the hysterical school project which follows...This was found on the newsgroup: rec.humor.funnyH2O:…
  • Invitation

    Douglas E. Castle
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Hello. If you’ve not yet joined “Colleagues Of Douglas E. Castle” on Sgrouples, you’re invited to do so by creating an account (ultra private inmail/email and Discussion Group, being run like a private club or community) at http://bit.ly/CODEC8. If you’ve already established your account, be certain to go to your Dashboard Page, go to “My Privacy Email” and click on (and choose) your “Notification Preferences”. Our group is a combination of the most secure email that you can access (check you inbox daily, or have your notifications forwarded to you) from member to member,…
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    Dr Mommy Online | Wholistic Fit Living Tips for the Busy Woman and Family

  • Creating Your Holiday Fitness Plan

    Laura Seeber
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    The holidays are quickly approaching, and if there is one thing that nearly everyone is short of is time.  While the chaos abounds it can be difficult to exercise, even for a little bit.  There are a number of options available- like the H.I.I.T exercise program I discussed earlier, or even going out and having a bit of snowball fun with the family. Although it may not seem like it, the holiday season is actually one of the best times to put together your exercise routine for the coming year.  Why?  Simple- if you can stick to the program now among the hustle and bustle of the end of the…
  • How Yoga Can Help Your Mind and Body

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    When you’re starting or switching to a new exercise program, you may want to consider adding Yoga to your regimen.  This workout doesn’t require any special equipment or complicated knowledge. Yoga is a form of exercise that anyone can do and it provides a mix of both physical and mental benefits for your body.  Aside from toning your body and helping you gain flexibility, it also improves your mental fitness. Yoga is a form of exercise that’s been prevalent in various societies for centuries.  In India, it’s been practiced for more than 3,000 years and has since been embraced by…
  • Can You Really Build Muscles Without Weights?

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

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

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

  • 15 Amazing Paleo Books for 99 Cents Each

    Todd Dosenberry
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    What if I told you that on Tuesday, November 25, 15 Amazing Paleo Kindle books will be on sale for just $0.99-$2.99? Well, it’s happening my friends! This event will last for just 24 hours. If you want to be notified on the day of the event then go HERE. Checkout the lineup (the titles without a price to the right are 99 cents each): 9 Cookbooks in the event The Paleo Kitchen $2.99 Everyday Paleo $1.99 The Ancestral Table $1.99 The Modern No Nonsense Guide to Paleo Beyond Bacon $1.99 The Everything Weeknight Paleo Cookbook Gather, the Art of Paleo Entertaining $2.99 The Paleo Sweet…
  • Fear Is Amazing!

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

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

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

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

  • Whole and Healthy: Variety Creates a #BalancedYou

    Joyce
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
    Riley in her best downward dog I think battling boredom has been a struggle in my pursuit of a healthy life. But it’s also been a blessing in disguise. That’s why I was super excited *disclosure* -> when I had the opportunity to work with GaiamTV and @MyYogaOnline. I felt a instant connection with their philosophy and the content they share. I’ve always loved yoga and done random classes over the years, but I personally needed more direction and guidance. I wanted to add yoga to my quiver of healthy choices. This made me think of why I felt the need to learn yet another…
  • Whole and Healthy: 5 Reasons to Embrace Self-Improvement

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

    Joyce
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Our hike in Haleakala Crater on Maui. All Photos taken with my Nokia Lumia Icon Every year when I return home to Maui, I intend to hike Haleakala Crater. The last time I did the 12 miles down sliding sands and up Switch Backs was 20+ years ago with my husband. This time, my longtime friends Mike Waltze and Carol Aldred were totally up for the last-minute idea to hike the crater. We arrived in the morning at the 10,023 foot dormant volcano, and was greeted by an old friend who planned to begin his hike where we would end ours. He kindly let us drive his car up to the next parking lot where we…
  • A Maui Summer Must-Do: The Sights,Sounds, Scents, and Aloha Spirit of #KFresh14

    Joyce
    4 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    ʻAhaʻāina O Kāʻanapali One of my favorite things in the whole world is Maui and her people. It’s the home of my heart. So nothing excites me more than seeing other people falling in love with this magical place and sharing in the experience. Last year I had the opportunity to attend the Ka’anapali Fresh event for the first time and hoped to come back for a second serving of this amazing combination of Hawaiian culture and the most blogged-about culinary destination. Many mahalos to Shelley Kekuna and Ka’anapali Beach Resort for inviting me back for Ka’anapali…
  • Giving the GoPro Hero3 a Go on Maui #VZWBuzz

    Joyce
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    My first use of the GoPro Hero3 in water. SUP downwinder on Maui with Chris Ozee and Mike Waltze. Thanks to Verizon, I received a new GoPro Hero3 camera for my trip home to Maui. Being a bit of an impatient tech person (aka hate reading directions) I anticipated some frustration ahead. I was SO wrong. Everytime I go home to Maui, I want to take photos in the water.  Since I spend much of my time on top of or submerged in the ocean while there, it makes sense to capture those moments to add to my forever memories. Oh How I Love You GoPro App Once I installed the GoPro App on my phone I was…
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    The Waiting Room Online

  • Food for thought

    Edel
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
  • Why is being a B Corp so important?

    Edel
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    Our suppplier, Eagle Consumables, often gets asked why being a B Corp is so important to business? It is a good question, because being the first B Corp in New Zealand, and only one of two there are very few people who understand what it means... Although that is growing all the time as they spread the word! So why did Eagle go through the difficult task of qualifying for B Corp certification? Not once, but now twice as they celebrate recently achieving their re-certification! Firstly, being a B Corp validates the way they run the business. It means their customers including Medical House can…
  • Food for thought

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

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

    Edel
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
 
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    Laser Clinic Bournemouth

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

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

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

    Kerry
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Beauty clinics offering laser treatments are on the up and Bournemouth beauty clinics are no exception. Many clients wishing to remain loyal to their local beauty clinic are often quite happy to swap their usual facial or waxing for a laser hair removal treatment. Beauty clinics however are not specialists in laser treatment and we would advise caution. Vanda Thomas who went public with her first degree burns last week in the Daily Mail learnt the hard way. In the article, Vanda explains that her beautician was nice and friendly and so when laser hair removal was offered as a new treatment,…
  • Requests for laser tattoo removal in Bournemouth are on the rise

    Kerry
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    The recent explosion of new tattoo parlours in Bournemouth has resulted in a sharp rise in enquiries for laser tattoo removal. It comes as no surprise therefore to learn that the same is happening the world over. The Daily Mail reported in an article this week that cosmetic surgeons in Australia have seen a 300% rise in the number of people seeking laser tattoo removal treatment. At Laser Skin Solutions the reasons as to why clients seek laser tattoo removal have always varied. Clients often no longer like the tattoo they had done 20 years ago and name removal has always been one of the most…
  • Why laser hair removal is worth every penny

    Kerry
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    When it comes to hair removal people generally fall into one of two camps. Those who’ve had their hair removed permanently with laser and those who wish they could afford laser hair removal. Whilst laser hair removal has without a doubt proven to be the single most effective form of permanent hair reduction (yes it is more effective than electrolysis hair removal, despite what you may read online), it isn’t the cheapest option upfront. At our Bournemouth laser clinic, six bikini line treatments cost on average around £600 (if a package is bought) which can seem like a lot to spend on…
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    Walkingspree

  • 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…
  • Complete Guide to Calories

    WalkingSpree Team
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    By using the Walkingspree Food Tracker, you can compare your calories consumed with your calories burned. This infographic does a fantastic job helping you understand calories. You can even check how many steps you need to walk to burn off a particular food item, along with minutes of cycling and swimming.
  • Eat Smart! Healthy eating and breast cancer

    WalkingSpree Team
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This pink ribbon effort puts the focus on education and fundraising events to find a cure. Breast cancer is the fifth leading cause of death in women according to the CDC. No food can prevent you from getting breast cancer, but a healthy diet can boost your immune system and help keep your risk as low as possible. Some research studies have focused on food and its relationship to breast cancer. Here are a few findings. Alcohol: Women drinking five or more drinks a week were linked to a higher risk of breast cancer than those who don’t drink,…
 
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    Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

  • FDA Advisory Panel Says Steroid Shots for Back Pain Can Continue

    Health Editor
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An expert advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decided on Tuesday not to recommend the agency issue a strong warning against the general use of steroid injections for back pain. The shots are commonly used to treat back pain, but they have never been approved for this use by the FDA, and whether their risks outweigh their benefits has long been a matter of debate. The new vote, from the FDA’s Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee, essentially leaves the continued…
  • Parents Need to Take Lead on Teen Concussion Prevention

    Health Editor
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Parents need to take an active role in protecting their children from sports concussions, an expert warns. Parents must make sure sports-playing teens have the right protective gear and undergo standard, Dr. David Dodick, chair of the American Migraine Foundation and a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Scottsdale, Ariz. in an American Migraine Foundation, said in a foundation news release. Any coach involved with teens sports needs to have appropriate training. Teen sports teams need concussion sideline and…
  • FDA Panel Says Steroid Shots for Back Pain Can Continue

    Health Editor
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An expert advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decided on Tuesday not to add a strong warning against the general use of steroid injections for back pain. The shots are commonly used to treat back pain, but they have never been approved for this use by the FDA, and whether their risks outweigh their benefits has long been a matter of debate. The new vote, from the FDA’s Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee, essentially leaves the continued use of steroid shots for…
  • Full-Day Preschool Beats Part-Day for School Preparedness

    Health Editor
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children who attend a full-day preschool program are better prepared for elementary school success than children who attend a part-day program, a new study has found. Chicago preschoolers who went the whole day rather than a half-day had higher scores on measures of school readiness skills, including language, math, social development and physical health, researchers from the University of Minnesota reported. “We found that about 80 percent of children with full-day preschool were at or above national…
  • Most Americans With HIV Don’t Have Virus Under Control, CDC Says

    Health Editor
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Fewer than one-third of Americans living with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, with many either not receiving regular medical care or unaware they carry the virus, a new U.S. study finds. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study estimates that 70 percent of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV in 2011 did not have their virus under control, even though combination drug therapies can effectively suppress the virus before it can develop into full-blown AIDS. A combination of…
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  • Health Coaching

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

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

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

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

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

  • Use of the NCAA’s concussion policy by its schools

    drdavidgeier
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    The scrutiny on concussions and the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries in professional sports has intensified in the last few years. Many people have started to ask if the NCAA and college athletic departments are doing enough to protect their athletes.
  • Episode 170: What is turf toe, and how is it treated?

    drdavidgeier
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What is turf toe, and how is it treated? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Georgia running back Todd Gurley, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson, former major league slugger Jose Canseco, and Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.
  • Social media Saturday: Learn to say no

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

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

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

  • Pregnancy In The 21st Century: A Non-Invasive Alternative to Amniocentesis

    MedFriendly
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
    We're in an age ruled by science and technology, and your pregnancy is definitely going to be affected at some point in the near future - or currently - by the breakthroughs in modern medicine. One of the most popular trends in pregnancy-related science has been that of the noninvasive genetic testing. These prenatal DNA tests are able to test for multiple chromosomal abnormalities such as trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) or trisomy 18 (Edward Syndrome).These types of tests are most commonly performed on expectant mothers that are deemed as increased risk pregnancies, such as a mother that is over…
  • Effects of Aging on the Skin

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

    MedFriendly
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Above: Washington school shooter's Twitter post days before the shooting. In the wake of the latest school shooting in the state of Washington, much attention has been paid to the shooter’s (Jaylen Fryberg’s) Twitter account. In fact, after a school shooting, social media sites are typically the first place that people go to learn about the assailant. While this is understandable, one has to wonder if any of these school shootings could be eliminated if someone had paid more attention to these shooters’ social media sites before the shootings.Possible interventions ahead of time…
  • Here's What You Need to Know About Mesothelioma

    MedFriendly
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Asbestos: The Cause of MesotheliomaYou can’t watch an episode of anything on Court TV without at least one commercial about mesothelioma.If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with the condition, and you want more information about what to do next, read on: Asbestos: The Gateway to MesotheliomaBy now, everyone knows that asbestos is linked to mesothelioma. The only real question is why did we use it for so long. For that matter, why are we still using it? Unfortunately, the cynical answer and the true answer are one and the same. Asbestos is a tremendously useful mineral that has all…
  • Common Disabling Automotive Injuries

    MedFriendly
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Almost anyone who has been disabled in an automobile accident will tell you that it ultimately doesn’t matter how they became disabled, it only matters that they became disabled, and that their lives are forever changed. That being said, it’s still a good idea to understand the types of disabling injuries that can occur in an automobile accident to understand how the injury occurred, and the options for treatment. It’s also a good idea to learn about these types of injuries to understand how they can be prevented in the future.The Impact of Automotive InjuriesWhether or not the…
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  • Thanksgiving Meal Planning: Beauty Detox Recipes Everyone Will Love!

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

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

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

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

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

  • What is The Appropriate Wellness Program for You

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

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

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

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

    mollyp
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Top Injuries for Contractors to Watch Out for On the Job Contractors Beware: Top Injuries to Watch Out for On the Job People who pursue jobs in the construction industry typically know beforehand that their careers will be physically demanding and require that they undertake safety risks. In fact, laying brick several stories above the ground, installing electrical wiring, and using a jackhammer or blowtorch are […]
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • The One Habit Guaranteed to Boost Energy this Holiday Season

    Ivy Larson
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    ‘Tis the season to start thinking about how in the world to stay healthy, fit and energized during the now-upon-us hectic holidays. The solution just might be quicker, easier and more... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • New Cancer-Causing Flame Retardants Lurking in Our Bodies

    Danica Collins
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    There’s been growing concern over the use of cancer-causing flame retardants in clothing and furniture. These carcinogenic chemicals find their way into our bodies, causing irreparable neurological... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Aging Backwards: The Counterclockwise Study

    Danica Collins
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Did You Know…that age may be no more than a state of mind, and that you can age “counter-clockwise?” The saying goes, “You’re only as old as you feel,”... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Herbs for Energy

    Danica Collins
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Everyone could use a bit of herbal magic, especially when it comes to amplifying energy throughout the day. So, we’ve put together this 5-minute herbal concoction made of herbs... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Turmeric Fights Pancreatic Cancer

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

  • Throwback with the Ordinary People

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

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

    Kristina
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Sweats, check. Hoodie, check. Unbelievably fashionable flats, check. (ok we may be a bit partial) But seriously, our model wouldn’t leave the set without them. And who would? It’s the classic ballet flat, updated with great textures and prints. Elastic strap keeps everything in place. Keep it casual and cool for your every day and […] The post Get Cozy appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Blogger Style

    Kristina
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Dimmi’s Jogger in black grid was just featured on local blog day in my dreams. Sports influence fashion is huge right now. And for only $50 per pair, the Jogger is a great way to make the statement, without breaking the bank. Plus who doesn’t want an excuse to wear sneakers all day. “…feeling pretty […] The post Blogger Style appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Casual Improvements

    Kristina
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    One of Dimmi’s most popular styles of all time. The ‘Improve’ makes a comeback with updated tones and textures for fall 2014. Hint of glamor lets you dress it up, or play it down – super casual style. What’s your favorite color? Shop: http://www.musthaveshoes.com/improve-pewter-dimmi.html The post Casual Improvements appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • Better than Mascara: Latisse Boosts Lash Growth

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

    Ammy
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Viagra has become so famous that it’s become the ubiquitous name for the generic Sildenafil Citrate, a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor that works by increasing blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation, which in turn helps achieve & maintain an erection. It’s well –known by now that even healthy men, as well as men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) are enjoying the benefits of a super-strong erection, and a healthy and satisfying sex life. Many men who suffer from ED, or just a lack of interest in sex, also suffer from depression, loss of self-esteem, fear…
  • Metformin: Increasing Quality of Life in Diabetics

    Ammy
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Metformin is an anti- diabetic drug most notably prescribed for Type – II diabetes, especially in people with weight problems. Metformin is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), regulating insulin levels that in turn helps regulate menstrual cycles. Using Metformin in the long –term is also beneficial- decreasing the risk of diabetes & heart disease due to high insulin levels. Buying generic prescription drugs like Metformin on International Drug Mart allows diabetics to save more than when they buy the branded drug, Glucophage. Metformin is commonly used to…
  • We’re Celebrating: IDM Turns 11!

    Ammy
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    We’re so excited! International Drug Mart is celebrating 11 years of providing quality generic prescription & Over-the-Counter drugs to our customers. It’s been a great journey filled with learning & delivering exactly what you need. To celebrate our 11th anniversary we’re offering several exciting deals & discounts that will help you save more. When you shop generic prescription & OTC drugs at www.internationaldrugmart.com, you save more money than when you shop branded drugs. Lucky 11 The first 11 customers of the day will get 11% off on their purchases. Rush to be…
  • Vesicare: Defeat Incontinence

    Ammy
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    Getting older is no fun when you suffer from incontinence. Being unable to go places where there are no toilets can put a check on your recreational activities. Incontinence strikes younger people too, which can put an otherwise healthy adult in embarrassing situations. An estimated 46 million American adults over the age 40 years suffer from OAD. For adults suffering from overactive bladder (OAD) with urge incontinence, Vesicare or its cheaper generic counterpart, Solifenacin, is a lifesaving prescription drug. www.internationaldrugmart.com recognizes that branded prescription drugs are very…
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  • Holiday Survival Sale, On Now!

    LAwordsmith
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:58 pm
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Today, I’m launching my first ever big holiday survival sale. There are personalized gifts for under $20 plus deep discounts on training. Has taking a great first aid or wilderness survival course been on your to-do list? Why not make 2015 the year of getting it done? With these specials, you could even take my course with a friend. If some of The Survival Doctor products are on your own Christmas list, now’s the time to tell friends and family about them. They can get them for you at a discount, so, you know, you’d be doing them a favor by letting them…
  • Why Winter Heart Attacks Are More Common No Matter the Weather (and What You Can Do)

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

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

    LAwordsmith
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH It’s disaster time and you have a problem. Maybe pain from an injury or headache or misery from indigestion or a cold. You delve into your stash of over-the-counter medications you’ve saved for times just like this and take one you’ve taken many times before. Two hours later, you have a rash or stomach pain or some other odd new problem. Is it related to the medicine? I mean, you’ve taken it so many times in the past. Remember this: Any medication, herb, supplement, oil, or food that can work on your body in a positive way has the potential to affect it in a…
  • Readers Respond: 11 More Winter Supplies to Keep in Your Car

    LAwordsmith
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH You let the dog out one last time before bed, and you hear a yelp. Somehow she’s managed to cut her leg pretty deep. Being a fan of The Survival Doctor, you know to apply pressure to stop the bleeding, but she just keeps crying. You know of a vet clinic that stays open until 11, and it’s 10 right now. You tie a rag around the wound and head out the door. After a couple of miles, you hear a bump, bump, bump. It gets louder. You pull over and dig out your flashlight from the glove compartment. The batteries are dead. You get out and see the flat tire. And suddenly…
 
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  • Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-free)

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

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

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

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

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

  • TWiV 312: She sells B cells

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVbolans discuss the finding that human noroviruses, major causes of gastroenteritis, can for the first time be propagated in B cell cultures, with the help of enteric bacteria. This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in…
  • TWiV 311: Bulldogs go viral

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

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

    2 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVocytes answer questions about Ebola virus, including mode of transmission, quarantine, incubation period, immunity, and much more. This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The Department is presently looking…
  • TWiV 308: The Running Mad Professor

    25 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Tom Solomon Tom talks with Vincent about viral central nervous system infections of global importance, Ebola virus, and running the fastest marathon dressed as a doctor.   Links for this episode World's biggest brain Tom's YouTube channel Sex, drugs, and emerging viruses (TedX) The Running Mad Professor Image credit: ClickLiverpool Video of this episode - view at YouTube Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twiv@twiv.tv
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    Health On A Budget

  • 8 Budget Home Remedies for Cracked Heels

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

    Health on a Budget
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    by Kate Wilson It’s one thing to detoxify your body — it’s another thing to detoxify your life. But detoxifying doesn’t have to be as complicated or expensive as it often seems. Make these simple changes to your daily life and kick toxins to the curb. Use Natural Cleaners Many popular cleaners contain harmful chemicals that can do more damage than good. There are some products on the market that are chemical-free, however you can make your own natural cleaners with items that can be found in your own cupboard. For example, lemon’s acidity can cut though most household bacteria and…
  • Amazing Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

    Jane Chitty
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    When I write a guest post for Health on a Budget, I choose a subject that is really going to help those looking for inexpensive ways to improve their health, naturally.  And the use of apple cider vinegar is just such a way. In fact, there are dozens of uses so I will cover as many as possible here… But first just a few words about apple cider vinegar itself When buying apple cider vinegar, check to make sure it says “Raw” and “Unfiltered”. “Organic” is another healthy label. Used for hundreds of years for its medicinal properties, the raw organic version of apple cider…
  • Do You Need Dietary Supplements? Yes and No.

    jaimeheidel
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Do you need dietary supplements? There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about the use of nutritional supplements and whether or not they’re beneficial.   As vitamin and mineral supplements continue to gain popularity, some conventional health proponents have written articles claiming that not only are they useless, they could actually be harmful to your health.   No wonder you’re confused.   The truth is, by and large, dietary supplements are not a danger to your health. The only way they can be is if you are allergic to them, overdoing on them or…
  • Top Excuses for Not Joining a MMA Gym

    Health on a Budget
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    by Danielle Steffenhagen More often than not, introducing the idea of joining a mixed martial arts gym to someone automatically instills terror. Even just in the act of inviting someone to a mixed martial arts class results in some sort of excuse. Making excuses, otherwise known rationalization, is a defense mechanism that justifies and explains controversial behaviors and feelings. Let’s look at some of the most common “rationalizations” people have for not joining an MMA gym and why they are unacceptable: 1) I don’t like to fight Certainly, some people go to an MMA gym to train and…
 
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  • Kidney Infection During Pregnancy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Liz Navarrete
    30 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Photo: State Archives of FloridaYes, Pilates can cause back pain. And yes, it can treat back pain.Pilates and Core StrengtheningPilates has many great benefits, including core strengthening. Core strengthening is beneficial, as it incorporates deep muscles of the abdominals and back that often are weak, especially among individuals with back pain. Having a strong core is one piece of preventing back pain, but other components include postures, body mechanics and proper treatment of present back pain.Pilates vs. Physical TherapyPilates and core strengthening alone will likely not eliminate…
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  • 10 Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Teeth!

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
      September 20 is Love Your Teeth Day in China.  Since we don’t have a similar festival here, we figured Thanksgiving would be the perfect time to show our gratitude to the 32 little friends that live in our mouths. If you’re stuck coming up with reasons to say thanks to your teeth, here are our top ten reasons.   Thanks for all your hard work: Three meals a day, with an average chewing rate of about 10 times per mouthful of food works out to 10,000ish bites per meal. That equals 30,000 chews a day.  It’s not easy being a tooth. Thanks for not going crazy and…
  • What To Do When Nothing Tastes Good

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

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

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

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

    PUP
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    The skin is made up of millions of skin cells. There is a constant process of regeneration and degeneration of skin cells. The dead skin cells are shed away making way for new skin cells. Skin shedding occurs in upper …
  • Red Moles On Skin Home Remedies: Causes & How To Get Rid Of It?

    PUP
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    Most people are familiar with moles as majority of them have it somewhere on their body. They are skin growths which come in many different color, size and shapes. Also called as Nevi, most of them are harmless, leaving aside …
  • Muscle Cramps In Rib Cage Causes: Symptoms And Natural Remedies

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

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

    mkr
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:26 am
    Bone spurs are extra bony growths mainly on the edges of bones. Since bones are made up of calcium, spurs are nothing but extra deposits of calcium present in the bones. Osteophyte is another name given for bone spurs. Spurs …
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  • CDC Report Says Flu Shot Is Ineffective

    Good Living Doc
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Healthcare workers and military personnel across the U.S. are routinely vaccinated each year (by threat of punishment or dismissal) for protection against the flu virus. While many aren’t opposed to this practice and accept the mandatory flu shot willingly, a growing segment of the workforce is outraged by their continued lack of choice in the […]
  • 7 Natural High Cholesterol Remedies Supported By Science

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

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

    Good Living Doc
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    You’ve heard about the importance of dietary fiber. You’re aware of the dozens of fiber supplements designed to help you reach your recommended daily intake, but what’s the big deal? Isn’t fiber just indigestible bulk that cleans your colon and helps you stay regular? We know dietary fiber is important, but should you worry about […]
  • 7 Steps For Healing Acid Reflux And Heartburn Without Drugs

    Good Living Doc
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    25 million people experience heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux every single day of their lives. As a result, prescription drugs designed to treat these painful conditions make pharmaceutical companies in excess of $13 billion per year. In fact, Nexium (the Purple Pill) is currently the 2nd most prescribed drug in the U.S. following […]
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  • 19 Quick and Easy Tricks to Boost Confidence

    Alexandra Duron
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Like finding the perfect pair of jeans or getting to inbox zero, confidence is a pretty elusive thing. But without it, it’s all too easy to fall down the rabbit hole of self-doubt and negativity. And this not only hurts us on a personal level (anxiety, depression, membership to the lonely heart’s club), but it can also put a damper on our professional success. That’s why we made it our mission to find self-confidence shortcuts. We searched high and low for the 19 best ways to power past insecurities and doubts, and we have to say: they're pretty darn awesome. Consider these tips your…
  • So, Why Do We Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving?

    Jeff Cattel
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    In between making hand turkeys and pilgrim hats, we learned that the colonists celebrated their bountiful harvest in the New World in 1621 by inviting Native Americans for a feast complete with turkey and all of the usual fixings: stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy. But it turns out those were tall tales we learned in elementary school. The pilgrims and natives probably stuffed themselves silly with venison, not turkey. So much for keeping that tradition alive! So how did turkey become the meat du jour for Thanksgiving? There were a few forces at work. Practically speaking, chicken and…
  • 31 Healthy, Last-Minute Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

    Kissairis Munoz
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s T-minus two days to Thanksgiving, and whether you’re spending it with family or enjoying Friendsgiving, showing up empty-handed is simply unacceptable. Not mention, no fun! While turkey tends to be in the spotlight—and we’d never downplay a healthy protein—side dishes are where it’s at on Turkey Day. It doesn’t matter if you have the luxury of starting the day before, are cooking the morning of, whipping something together before guests arrive, or there are only minutes to spare (tip: Our selected no-cook recipes allow you to buy items at the grocery store on the way…
  • Greatist Workout of the Day: Tuesday, November 25th

    The Greatist Team
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    This series of GWODs was designed especially for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video demos of each movement, follow the links below the graphic. Be sure to note the results of your workout so you can track your progress as you go. Before you tackle this killer workout, try this quick and effective full-body warm-up designed by Bodeefit. It's just five simple moves but hits every major muscle group and gets your heart pumping. Tabata Tuesday Perform each movement for a total of 4 minutes, alternating between 20 seconds of all-out…
  • The Ultimate Cooking Playlist

    The Greatist Team
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sure, cooking is super fun on its own. All you really need is a kitchen, the essential tools, and whichever ingredients fit your fancy! But wouldn't it be more fun to combine food preparation with a dance party? We certainly think so. It's time to whip out that whisk, turn up the beat, mix some ingredients, and promptly turn utensils into a microphone. Prep work will not only go by faster, it'll be so much more fun. Plus, dancing is a great workout!  These 18 songs will keep you movin', groovin', and smiling from pre-heating the oven to kitchen cleanup.
 
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  • Be Known! IUD May Increase The Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis In Women

    Swarnam John
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Castillo Dominici, freedigitalphotos.net Now if you are a lady using intrauterine devices, do not get alarmed after reading this post. Have a word with your doctor, if you have any doubts or stuff you want to get clarified.IUDScientists from American College of Rheumatology have an important message for you. Women who are using intrauterine devices should be careful, because they are at a higher risk of producing autoantibodies, which can lead to the possibility of rheumatoid arthritis.If you want to know what rheumatoid arthritis is all about? Let me explain to you in detail. It is an…
  • Amazing Health Benefits Of The Herb Rosemary

    Swarnam John
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Serge Bertasius, freedigitalphotos.net Have you ever noticed that some pleasant smells liven you up? They kick start your brain cells, bring renewed life, zest and vigor into your nerve cells and make you function at your optimal best.RosemaryThe beautiful rosemary is a woody herb with fragrant needle like leaves and white, pink, purple or blue flowers. According to ancient legends, the Virgin Mary is said to have spread her blue cloak over a white blossomed rosemary bush when she was resting, and the flowers turned blue. The herb became known as Rose of Mary.Rosemary Health BenefitsThe…
  • Open Defecation - Innovative Ways To Deal With It

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lauren Cosgrove
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    We all remember the simple joys that came with strolling around door to door in costume, expecting massive amounts of candy and fun. So, let’s abandon Pinterest for a minute and get back to the basics of a good ole’ fashioned spooky halloween. It’s time for a little Halloween throwback! 1. Make your own costumes! […]
  • What Is It Like to Get a Facial?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Have you ever wondered exactly what happens during a facial session? We’re here to clue you in. Most estheticians will begin by taking a look at the condition of your skin and recording any relevant medical history pertaining to your head, neck and face. Learning where you’re coming from, what you want to achieve, and […]
 
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  • Duct Tape Is A Great Natural Remedy For Warts – Sometimes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    HealthyDis
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    The lumbar area may be at risk for special cases of herniated disc. In this condition, the soft gel like cushion in the lumbar slips out. There are many causes of a slipped disc. But you can find treatment centers or physical therapy clinics for lumbar and spine treatment. What Is A Good Herniated Disc […]
  • Causes Of Wrist Neuropathy – Neuropathy In The Hands And Fingers

    HealthyDis
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Neuropathy is the sudden numbness of the hands and wrist. Usually, a person with numbness in the fingers, tingling sensation in the palm and pain in the wrist may be experiencing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. However, there are causes of wrist neuropathy that are not related to the area at all. What Causes […]
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    Your Tribute - Funeral Information | Funeral Help | Grief Resources

  • How To Find A Good Mental Health Counselor

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

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

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

    John Kennedy Saynor
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:38 pm
    This winter I took my annual winter vacation.  I actually began to plan this vacation last summer.  It seemed odd planning a winter vacation while I was still basking in the sun and heat, but in anticipation of how much I dislike winter,  I made my reservation and mailed a deposit for my accommodation. I booked my flight. It was still a long time before departure day, but I began to think about the places I wanted to see and what I wanted to do.  As the Fall progressed, I found myself thinking more and more about Mexico.  Christmas passed and Mexico was on the horizon. What many people…
  • Better than Chicken Pie (how to help a grieving friend)

    Beth Marshall
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    If you’re like me, it’s hard to know exactly what to do when a friend is grieving deeply. I’ve tried sending flowers, even an occasional chicken pie. Is it “starve a fever, feed a cold? or the other way around?” After a funeral, especially here in the South- the answer is to feed the family…whether they are hungry or not! Recently I’ve heard some creative ideas that will far outlast a chicken pie; and can actually make a difference as you remember the person you’re missing. Here are my favorite three: * From social media – my friend, Chris wanted his children to know…
 
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  • 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…
  • Brow Lift Dallas

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

    jenn
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Dr. Lam, author of “Cosmetic Surgery of the Asian Face“, has trained extensively in Asian Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) and offers his patients a wide rage of options for achieving their aesthetic goals. Each patient comes in with their only set of goals and concerns out of which Dr. Lam creates the idea procedure plan to create the best results possible. One of the staples of an Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas is the creation of the “double eyelid.” The Asian upper-eyelid surgery was the most popular request two decades ago, but today some feel that a high lid crease and…
  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Advances in plastic surgery happen all the time and it’s pretty incredible how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. Today we are able to make facial rejuvenations that are substantial while still looking natural. Dr. Lam approaches procedures with the eye of an artist and the mind of a surgeon which creates the perfect balance between aesthetic and function. We all want to look our best and we want our best to last as long as possible. Many people, men and women alike, seek out Dr. Lam for the ultimate in facial rejuvenation: Facelift Dallas. The facelift procedure is a…
  • Lip Augmentation Dallas

    jenn
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    There are few facial features lusted after as much as round, luscious lips. For century’s women have been coveting their fuller lipped peers, celebrities and models and trying to emulate the look through make up tricks, and plump-promising glosses. For women who are ready to make a more significant and longer lasting enhancement, Dermal Fillers may be the way to go. A dermal filler works just like it sound it would by filling in areas that are lacking mass- they are also used to rejuvenate the face. A Dermal Filler will give you results that last several months, but aren’t permanent, so…
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  • How to Enjoy Quality Dining at Bargain-Basement Prices

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

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

    BerryRipe
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
    When people click here, they can begin to shop for all their vitamins based on the health concerns that they have. People who are trying to address their own health concerns need to be able to find all the right vitamins. They can take these vitamins in a daily dose, and they will be able to address these health concerns without taking expensive medications. The Disorder or Disease People should search for the vitamins that will help them with their disorder or disease. These vitamins should be taken in specific dosages, and it is best that the user is planning their vitamin intake every day.
  • Using Fitness Concepts For Weight Control

    BerryRipe
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    More Americans than ever before are concerned about the growing obesity problem in their country. Weight control isn’t always the main goal of fitness but the two naturally go hand-in-hand. A healthy weight leads to less stress which results in fewer weight-related health problems. For those that have weight concerns, the first step is a healthy, sensible diet. The second step is always the fitness route. Websites like www.uniquefit1.com have long recognized the need for exercise equipment in the home. Their philosophy on fitness is simple: To stay fit, you must work for it. Their…
  • Bringing Natural Light Into Your Kitchen

    BerryRipe
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    You know how a quick blast of sunshine boosts your mood? No kidding! The positive effects of natural light in the home are well documented and as we move towards the darker months, it’s time to make changes to kitchens that give dungeons a good run for their money. Your happiness and well-being are directly influenced by the production of the hormone serotonin, which is triggered when we are exposed to natural light sources. In the colder months we head to the kitchen for comfort foods, warming dishes and recipes that lift our spirits – if we add that extra super-ingredient of more…
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    Gluten Free Paleo Health Advice |Beverly Meyer | Podcast & Resources

  • 4 Paleo Diet Foods to Avoid With Herpes or Shingles

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

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

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

    Beverly Meyer
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Want to simply be human?  Mark Rogers Simply Human Lifestyle website and podcasts coach us in the Four Pillars of the Simply Human Lifestyle. This podcast is a good primer for newcomers wanting to learn how to Eat, Sleep, Move, and Enjoy Life like real humans, not the over-stressed selves we want to leave behind.It’s a good interview for folks with kids too…. see my notes on children below.  The link to play the show is at the bottom of this article, and on my Primal Diet – Modern Health iTunes page.A former football player and endurance athlete, Mark…
  • Whipped Honey Cinnamon Butter CocoGhee

    Beverly Meyer
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    This yummy recipe is from Jessica Espinoza and Delicious Obsessions.   Whipped Honey Cinnamon Butter (using Coconut and Ghee)  is one of her favorites from hundreds on her site. Jessica shared this in our podcast interview about her passion for cooking, her struggles with weight and Hashimoto’s, and the evolution of her great blog. Like me, Jessica can tolerate ghee but no other dairy. Whipping ghee and coconut oil together makes a great spread, but you can use butter instead if you wish.The combo of creamy, salty, sweet and cinnamon-y goes well on any…
 
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  • Super-easy apple cake [Recipe]

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Super-easy apple cake [Recipe]11/25/2014By The Calories In, Calories Out CookbookSuper easy and super delicious, you’ll find this apple cake has a surprisingly moist and light crumb, even without butter.
  • How to boost your metabolism and burn extra fat this winter

    Jennifer Mosscrop
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    How to boost your metabolism and burn extra fat this winter11/25/2014By John SheaThe harsh cold weather climate can actually help boost your metabolism and increase your chances of burning fat.
  • 12 unique items you must have for your Thanksgiving table

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    12 unique items you must have for your Thanksgiving table11/25/2014By Jaclyn Bertner FelberYou've got your stuffing. You've got your drinks. You've got your sides. Now you just need something to serve them all in. With some decor. And maybe...
  • 9 smartphone apps for a happier holiday season

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    9 smartphone apps for a happier holiday season11/25/2014By Angie's ListThey say the holiday season ranks as one of the most stressful times of the year. It doesn’t have to be that way. These 9 smartphone and tablet apps...
  • 23 recipes that will have you stampeding the farmers market for persimmons

    Vivian Gomez
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    23 recipes that will have you stampeding the farmers market for persimmons11/25/2014By Vivian LeeHave you ever almost bought a persimmon and thought, “Nah, what if it’s bitter and gross?” Have you tried one and wondered whether your mouth would...
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    HealClick Blog | Putting Experiences of Patients First

  • 5 Yoga Poses Without Leaving Your Bed

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

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

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

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

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

  • Yummy Gift Idea for Chocolate Lovers

    Healthy Family Matters
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:31 am
    Chocolate is one of the most popular treats available, and has been eaten for centuries. Chocolate lovers can cite a variety of health benefits of chocolate, however finding a chocolate candy that can honestly be called healthy can be quite a challenge. There are a variety of very different types of chocolate drinks and candies, each one claiming to be a healthy treat. However not all chocolate treats are created equal, and the trick to finding a healthy chocolate snack comes with knowing what makes chocolate so healthy. Cacao beans are essentially what makes chocolate as we know it. These…
  • Fit Family Fun at Girls On the Run

    Healthy Family Matters
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Today our family is so proud of Baby Girl for completing her first 5k run.  Her school participates in Girls on the Run, which is a program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. Their goal is to teach girls life skills through interactive lessons and running games to empower them to be confident while establishing a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. Hundreds of girls, teachers, parents and volunteers gathered together at Anne Arundel Community College to run the campus. You could walk, run or jog. Some girls did a combination of all three. It was amazing to see so many young ladies getting…
  • Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe

    Healthy Family Matters
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Baby girl participated in her first 5k run today so for dinner we wanted something that was tasty. We bought spices from our local Organic Market and hubby cooked up this yummy homemade marinara sauce recipe to go with our spinach and sausage ravioli. Print Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe Ingredients1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes 2 medium size tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped 2 teaspoons of tomato paste 1 chicken bouillon cube 1 cup of water 2 teaspoons of dried basil 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 tablespoon sugar 3 tablespoons of…
  • 5 Inspiring Workout Spaces to Invigorate Your Routine

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

    Healthy Family Matters
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:37 am
    The holiday season can be a stressful time, organizing, prepping, decorating and also searching for the right gift for your family and friends. It can be particularly difficult to find the right gift for someone whose seen it all. Gifts for travelers feel tricky, since usually the people you’re giving them to have been across the world, seen some of the most beautiful sights that our planet has to offer, and probably given you with some one of a kind, unforgettable gifts from one of their many voyages. The best gift to get a traveler isn’t finding something they haven’t seen…
 
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    New Bloggy Cat
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    New Bloggy Cat:Just love Dr. Seuss – one of the most gifted author, poet and cartoonist! ٩(˘◡˘)۶ Originally posted on Teacher as Transformer: Wisdom. Dr. Seuss’, Theodore Geisel, books explained abstract concepts fairness, being honest, and accepting differences for children and parents. The irony was for most of his writing career he had no children of his own. It was only when he married a second time that he had two step-daughters. Whether he intended to or not, Seuss was a social justice teacher. He introduced children and their parents with his writing to unforgettable…
  • Quote of the day – T. S. Eliot

    New Bloggy Cat
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:51 pm
    “Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.” – by T. S. Eliot Tagged: appearance, arrogance, attitude, change, character, class, ego, equality, fame, famous quotes, greatness, greed, humility, important, inequality, insecurity, life, life and living, life-lessons, money, people, pride, quotes, self improvement, self-importance, self-knowledge, selfishness, success, trouble, truth, vanity, wealth, world
  • Joke of the day – Pizza

    New Bloggy Cat
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:01 pm
    You want to hear a pizza joke? Never mind, it’s pretty cheesy. Tagged: cheese, cheesy, clean jokes, funny jokes, funny one-liners, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, pizza, pizza-joke, short jokes, very funny jokes
  • Quote of the day – Carl Jung

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

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

    Igor
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:51 am
    Xiphoid process, also called xiphosternum and metasternum, lies at the level of 10th thoracic vertebrae. It is also the lowest and the smallest part of the sternum, marks the lower limit of thoracic cavity and the lower border of the heart. At birth, xiphoid process is cartilaginous, but it slowly ossifies (turns to bone) from the central core after middle age (usually around 40 years of age). It is connected to the sternum via xiphisternal joint, which lies at the level of the 9th thoracic vertebrae; in older age, due to ossification, sternum and xiphoideus might fuse together 1. Where Is…
  • Biceps Pain – Torn Muscle Tendon At The Elbow

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

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

    Igor
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
      Women love wearing high heels and men love seeing women wear them, that`s a proven fact. I`m sure that some of you might not agree with me on this, but the latest results from a study conducted by American Podiatric Medical Association showed that 49% of adult US women wear high heels and a whopping 71% continue to wear them despite the foot pain these shoes are causing them 1! The study also showed, however, that women don`t wear them that often. In fact, only 5% wear them five days a week, which is a good thing since wearing heels on a daily basis can lead to foot pain, structural and…
  • You Can Predict And Prevent Back Pain During Pregnancy

    Igor
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    In addition to being common in general population (it is estimated that as many as 80% of US adults will experience a back problem at some point in their life – source: American Chiropractic Association ) back pain, and especially lower back pain, is also common in pregnancy. Most studies show that as much as 50% of all pregnant women will experience it. And one particular Swedish study even showed that 79% of pregnant woman (who participated in the study) were unable to continue their work due to an intense lower back pain. So what does this information tell us? Firstly, that back pain…
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  • Probiotics and Children’s Immunity

    Mike McCabe
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    A recent placebo-controlled trial has found that a combination of probiotics and vitamin C helps to prevent cold infections in young children. The study, published last month in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, involved 69 preschool children who each received either a placebo supplement or a chewable probiotic and vitamin C supplement for a period of six months. The study was double-blind, meaning that neither the researchers nor the children or their parents knew whether each child was taking the supplement or a placebo. The results at the end of the six month period were…
  • Natural Remedies for Women’s Intimate Health

    Mike McCabe
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Want natural remedies for women’s intimate health? Try Probiotics. Us women are great at talking about nearly everything you can think of. However, despite the fact that most women will suffer from thrush, cystitis and / or bacterial vaginosis (BV) during their life time, it appears that intimate health is something we are all apparently too shy to talk about. The facts are that 75% of women suffer from thrush once in their lifetime, 50% suffer from cystitis at least once and BV affects 1 in 3 women with a high rate of recurrence. Typically these are treated with topical ointments which…
  • Ease stress levels with Magnesium for restful nights this Sleeptember

    Mike McCabe
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    September marks the start of a new school year. Typically at this time of year our lives become busier, the holiday period is over and work pressure builds as we head into the colder, darker months in the run up to Christmas. A recent study by The Sleep Council found that 90% of people admit to suffering from some form of stress in their lives, with almost two out of five saying they are regularly, frequently or constantly stressed. Not surprisingly three quarters say they have problems sleeping while stressed, with the catch 22 that almost a third say when they can’t sleep they get…
  • Your Child’s Health Checklist

    Mike McCabe
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    It can be difficult getting your kid’s into a back to school mind-set after the summer holidays, so why not prepare them in advance by boosting the mental and physical performance of your little one with a diet packed with vitamins and nutrients and regular exercise over the next 6 weeks. Follow our checklist to help you give your child a head start of their next school year: Its summer so make sure your little one gets a small dose of vitamin D courtesy of the sun (all fair-skinned people need is a few minutes of sun on their hands, arms and face every day). However, if the sun isn’t…
  • Magnesium supplementation boosts physical performance in