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  • 53 People in 9 States Sickened After Eating Raw Tuna

    NBC News Health
    21 May 2015 | 8:26 pm
    The source of the outbreak is unknown, but most who fell ill reported eating sushi containing raw tuna.
  • My Grandma’s Friends on a Bike

    Starling Fitness
    Laura Moncur
    16 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    I found this picture in my grandmother’s photos. I don’t know who the two girls are. Neither one is her or any of her sisters. I know what they looked like. So they must be friends of my grandma. But maybe they’re not. Maybe they are the rich girls in town and have a bike that is cooler than she has ever seen. They might have a really cool bike, but she had a brownie camera and she got a picture of them. Friendship or envy, it doesn’t matter so many years after the fact. It is almost certain that everyone in this photograph and even the photographer is dead. Sometimes…
  • 4 lessons weight training taught me about life.

    Carla Birnberg
    Carla
    20 May 2015 | 12:55 am
    Resistance training, for me, is bigger than something I do to stay fit as I age. It’s taught me more about life in general than anything else I’ve done and, paradoxically, helps me remain laser-focused on whats important to me outside fitness. I advocate resistance training for health, but am a resistance training evangelist because of what Ive learned from it about living fully. 1. If you wait for the perfect facility opportunity you’ll always find an excuse not to start. Ive trained in less than ideal conditions.  Central American gyms stocked with rusty dumbbells. …
  • It’s Okay To Say No

    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com
    Miranda Wicker
    19 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    If you’ve ever found yourself overwhelmed by commitment and struggling with anxiety as a result, this post is for you. Dear Mamas everywhere,   It’s OKAY to say NO.  I’m in a place right now where I’m feeling pretty overwhelmed with pretty much everything. Commitments are skyrocketing, even as the slower pace of summer creeps […] The post It’s Okay To Say No appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Money Laundering, Food Industry Style?

    Weighty Matters
    21 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    I'm betting many nutrition, medical, and health professionals would be uncomfortable giving a talk sponsored by the Corn Refiners Association (the high-fructose corn syrup lobby). But what if the talk wasn't sponsored by the Corn Refiners, but rather by something that sounded like a medical institute? Optically being a speaker for what sounds like a medical institute would sure look a heck of a lot less like something a person like me might suggest is a conflict of interest. A few months ago I came across this symposium held at the American Society of Nutrition's (ASN) most recent Scientific…
 
 
 
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    The New Republic

  • Does Color Even Exist?

    Malcolm Harris
    21 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Color perception is an ancient and active philosophical problem. It’s an instance of the wider category of sensory perception, but since the color spectrum fits on a single line (unlike, say, touch and taste), it has always been of particular interest. In her new book Outside Color, Unive
  • How the Gay Rights Canvassing Study Fell Apart

    Naomi Shavin
    21 May 2015 | 2:53 pm
    The public unraveling of one of last year’s highest impact studies, “When contact changes minds: An experiment on transmission of support for gay equality” (Science, December 2014), began the way that many posts for the science watchdog blog Retr
  • Marriage Is Evolving. The 'Primates of Park Avenue’ Aren’t.

    Rebecca Traister
    21 May 2015 | 1:35 pm
    The New York Times hit the click-bait jackpot this past weekend with Wednesday Martin’s “Poor Little Rich Women,” a piece that detailed the gilded yet impotent lives of expensively educated wives who abandon careers to devote themselves to domesticity on Manhattan’s Upper East Si
  • Ukraine Makes Amnesia the Law of the Land

    Jochen Hellbeck
    21 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Few Western observers took notice when Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko signed a package of laws last Friday. They should have. The laws, which were rushed through parliament without public debate, strive to provide the country with a
  • Rand Paul's Fake Filibuster Was Nakedly Political. Good For Him.

    Brian Beutler
    21 May 2015 | 11:58 am
    On Wednesday, Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor to upbraid the NSA’s domestic surveillance apparatus. He promised to filibuster for as long as his legs would allow
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    Newswise: MedNews

  • Mount Sinai Joins Coalition for Organ Distribution Equity (CODE); Calls for Improved Access to Organs for Transplant

    Mount Sinai Medical Center
    22 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    The Mount Sinai Health System today announced its support for, and membership in, the Coalition for Organ Distribution Equity (CODE).
  • Trending Stories Report for 22 May 2015

    Newswise Trends
    22 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: swelling magnets; using genetics to fight dengue fever; cybersecurity; Hubble finds 'Nasty' star; ventilation and patient survival; food security; gamification in business; and cancer research on implants to improve glioma treatment.
  • Microfluidic Cell-Squeezing Device Opens New Possibilities for Cell-Based Vaccines

    Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    MIT researchers have shown that they can use a microfluidic cell-squeezing device to introduce specific antigens inside the immune system's B cells, providing a new approach to developing and implementing antigen-presenting cell vaccines.
  • Human Stem Cell Model Reveals Molecular Cues Critical to Neurovascular Unit Formation

    University of California, San Diego Health Sciences
    21 May 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Using human embryonic stem cells, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute created a model that allows them to track cellular behavior during the earliest stages of human development in real-time. The model reveals, for the first time, how autonomic neurons and blood vessels come together to form the neurovascular unit.
  • Precision Medicine Collaboration to Increase Options for Cancer Patients

    Baylor Scott & White Health
    21 May 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Baylor Research Institute (BRI) at Dallas and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, AZ, today announce an agreement that will focus on accelerating early detection and treatments for patients with a broad range of cancers.
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Hero Images, Thumbnails and Tumblr: RSS Subscriber Emails with Impact

    Phil Hollows
    13 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Want your subscriber email blog updates to be more than a rehash of your blog posts? Splendid! Because now they can be, as the FeedBlitz EZ Template editor just keeps getting better. Want to extract your blog’s main photo and use it as a “hero image” at the top of your mailing for extra impact? Now you can. Perhaps you need thumbnails for daily or weekly digests with many posts? Done and done. In addition to adding more dynamic content such as pins from Pinterest, pictures from Instagram and (New!) the latest from Tumblr, we are now giving you much more flexibility in how…
  • No Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.

    Phil Hollows
    12 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    Telephone support will be unavailable today; live chat (from the top toolbar) and email support will still be available during east coast business hours, however. Phone support will be added back on Wednesday, May 13th.        Related StoriesResolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS ProblemsSome Metrics May Be Missing Temporarily 
  • Power Email Marketing with FeedBlitz

    Phil Hollows
    11 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Did you know we have great power email marketing capabilities? While FeedBlitz is best known for its RSS feed powered email automation (corporate engineering motto: If it moves, automate it), we’ve been steadily increasing FeedBlitz’s traditional email marketing capabilities as well. In case you missed it, here’s a quick summary of our “Newsflash” emailing function, which is used for “traditional” (i.e. manually produced) newsletters, updates and sales pieces: New:Draft mailings from blog posts, and then edit before mailing; New: The ability to mail…
  • New: Add Pins, Instagram to your Subscriber Emails!

    Phil Hollows
    4 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    When is an email to your subscribers not simply an email to your subscribers? When it’s a platform for your other social media activity to better engage, inform and entertain your readers, that’s when. Many of you are active on Pinterest and Instagram, curating and creating engaging and persuasive graphics and photos. But most of you are not including those photos in your email updates to your subscribers, and that means you’re missing out on opportunities to broaden your email audience’s experience with your brand, as well as delivering a more interesting mailing.
  • Email like a Ninja! FeedBlitz and the new Webhooks extension from Ninja Forms

    ahenson
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    As part of our continuing mission to elevate our publishers’ abilities, we are always on the look out for extraordinary tools, like Ninja Forms, made for expanding list building efforts.  Just last week, Ninja Forms made a lot of people happy when they announced their latest extension, Webhooks. It’s a custom form builder that now fully enabled Ninja Forms to fully integrate with FeedBlitz. Here’s how to use Nija Forms Webhooks to offer a subscription form to FeedBlitz. The first thing you’ll want to do is download and install the Ninja Forms plugin for your WordPress site…
 
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    Health News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • Guinea families transport bodies on public buses

    22 May 2015 | 7:03 am
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said.
  • Blind Pooch Gets Her Own Seeing Eye Dogs

    22 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    Both of Kiaya's eyes were surgically removed after being diagnosed with glaucoma.
  • Man Pronounced Dead Breathes Before Going to the Morgue

    22 May 2015 | 6:42 am
    The Milwaukee man's girlfriend called paramedics after finding him collapsed on the floor of his apartment.
  • Breastfeeding may protect baby from pollution

    22 May 2015 | 6:41 am
    A new study from the University of the Basque Country, Spain finds that breastfeeding may lessen the negative impact of some environmental pollutants common to high-traffic areas. Researcher Aitana Lertxundi set out to study the developmental repercussions of exposure to PM2.5 pollution particle matter and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the first years of life. Among the results, she found an inverse relationship between exposure to pollution particle matter and babies' motor development.
  • How Yoga Helped Me Love My Bigger Body

    22 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    I remember vividly the moment my ballet teacher said, "Rachel, you have no grace." I was eight, embarrassed, but not surprised. When I looked at my ballet classmates, I knew the painful truth: my body didn't look like theirs. So with my less-graceful body, I went down the athletic road, diving into two seasons of soccer a year and basketball in...
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    WHO news

  • WHO Director-General and WHA President present annual public health awards

    21 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Director-General Dr Margaret Chan and the President of the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly, Dr Jagat Prakash Nadda, today led the World Health Assembly’s annual awards ceremony, presenting four prizes to leaders in public health. The Sasakawa Health Prize was given to the Childbirth with Dignity Foundation, which has helped transform the field of obstetrics in Poland. Women are now able to be accompanied by their partner during childbirth. They may also have visitors following delivery and are no longer separated from their babies. The Foundation proposes to use the prize money to…
  • World Health Assembly agrees Global Malaria Strategy and Programme Budget 2016-17

    20 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    WHO Member States today agreed a new global malaria strategy for 2016-2030 and approved the Organization's proposed programme budget for 2016-2017. The strategy aims to reduce the global disease burden by 40% by 2020, and by at least 90% by 2030. It also aims to eliminate malaria in at least 35 new countries by 2030.
  • Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly opens in Geneva

    18 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany addressed delegates on the first morning of the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly. "The WHO is the only international organization that has universal political legitimacy on global health issues,” she said. Chancellor Merkel called for a new plan to deal with “catastrophes” like the recent Ebola outbreak. The outbreak highlighted the critical need for urgent, collaborative action in emergencies, and the importance of having efficient structures in place. Chancellor Merkel paid tribute to all those working to safeguard human…
  • Rapidly growing outbreak of meningococcal disease in Niger

    15 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    From 1 January to 10 May 2015, Niger’s Ministry of Public Health notified WHO of 5,855 suspected cases of meningococcal meningitis, including 406 deaths. This is a rapidly growing outbreak with some unprecedented features. Suspected cases have been increasing very quickly, tripling over the last 2 weeks (see previous notification from 29 April 2015: http://www.who.int/csr/don/29-april-2015-niger/en/ ). This is the first large-scale meningitis outbreak caused by Neisseria meningitides serogroup C to hit any country in Africa’s meningitis belt.
  • Emergency preparedness pays off as Kathmandu hospitals respond to earthquakes

    13 May 2015 | 7:18 am
    The earthquakes and the continuing aftershocks in Nepal highlight the importance of the efforts the Ministry of Health and Population and WHO have had in place for more than a decade to ensure key hospitals, health facilities and health workers would be ready and able to function well in an emergency or natural disaster. The first earthquake on 25 April measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale and the second on 12 May measuring 7.3 failed to disrupt services at Kathmandu’s largest public hospitals, including Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Patan Hospital, Civil Service Hospital,…
 
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    Experience Life

  • Exercising With Asthma

    Margret Aldrich
    20 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Asthma inhalers have long been viewed as the only option for those dealing with exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), which can leave them coughing and struggling to breathe during high-intensity workouts. But 2013 and 2014 University of British Columbia studies of 70 elite male and female cyclists found no difference in performance between riders without asthma and those with EIB when they completed proper warm-up protocols. EIB symptoms typically occur within a few minutes of beginning strenuous activity. The large amounts of dry, cool air gulped down during exercise cause airways to…
  • Strengthen Your Memory (Lift Some Weights)

    Grace Labatt
    19 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    A 2014 Georgia Tech study analyzed the effects of resistance training on episodic memory — memory that’s rooted in a particular event — and the results make for just one more reason to hit the weights. Researchers divided 46 study participants into active and passive groups. All the participants looked at 90 photographs, after which the active group did a -series of strength-training exercises. Participants viewed another set of images 48 hours later, comprising the original pictures and an additional 90. Members of the active group recalled about 10 percent more of the original -photos…
  • Course Correction: Joyce I. Mannel’s Success Story

    Joyce I. Mannel
    18 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    My life began to revolve around my daughter, Leila, the day she was born. As a single, working mom, I lived in a Leila-centric world, filling my days with her needs, her interests, her life. I don’t regret one moment I’ve devoted to my daughter, of course, and for a long time I thought I was fine. Not ecstatic, but fine. Not overtly happy, but fine. Very, very busy, but fine. Yet as I neared a certain milestone birthday, I realized that I had been neglecting my own needs and interests for too long. With an extra 55 pounds on my 5-foot 4-inch frame, I was clearly neglecting my health, too.
  • Revolutionary Acts Number 11

    Pilar Gerasimo
    15 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Did you happen to come down with one of those awful bugs that were going around this winter? If so, you might recall not just how lousy you felt, but also how little interest you had, while ill, in much of anything except recovering. Attending a community meeting? Volunteering? Cleaning up a littered ditch? Mentoring somebody? Calling your member of Congress? Ugh, no. When you’re feeling sick, exhausted, or down in the dumps, it’s hard to summon that kind of get-up-and-go. Problem-solving and world-improving are probably not on the menu. Because as well intended as you may be, it’s…
  • Cholesterol’s Comeback

    Heidi Wachter
    14 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Don’t worry about cholesterol in your food. That’s the counsel being offered by the scientific advisory panel for the 2015 iteration of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. If the recommendations are adopted, it would signal a major about-face in governmental dietary advice. For 50 years, government agencies and mainstream medical establishments have advised Americans to lower their intake of dietary cholesterol — despite growing research that disputes its reputation as the primary culprit behind heart disease. “Cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for…
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    calorielab.com

  • Obesity Doesn’t Just Happen To Us

    CalorieLab
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    (C BY 2.0) mst7022/Flickr To paraphrase the wonderful dearly departed comedian Phyllis Diller after her near-death experience from a heart attack: Don’t worry about dying, you can’t do anything about it, it just happens to you! From everything I’ve been reading about obesity, it’s the same thing, We can’t do anything about it, it just happens to us. Now before you feel I have just gone all Alfred E Newman with this “What Me Worry” attitude about it all, think about all the studies on the topic of obesity and where the blame always goes as well as the…
  • How Congress Guts Our Food Safety Laws

    Robert S. Wieder
    21 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    United States government work If you’re fairly itching to send your Congressperson an angry email just on principle (the principle being the current unwillingness of Congress to accomplish absolutely anything), but you need a specific issue to use as a hook, let me humbly suggest something along the lines of the following. Dear (name of Representative who has been a waste of salary since 2004): Wise up and fully fund the damn Food Safety Modernization Act! Now! Cordially, (your name here). In case you happen to be the picky type who wants to know what a government program is and does…
  • Walk, But Don’t Sing: Karen Collins’s Guide to Moderate Exercise

    Karen Collins
    20 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Wikipedia So you’ve decided to finally meet the recommended 30 minutes of moderate daily activity, and you want to accomplish that the simplest way, by walking. How fast do you need to walk for it to be considered “moderate”? You can find reputable sources with lists of activities that identify your activity’s intensity – labeled as light, moderate or vigorous. For example, walking as moderate activity typically refers to “brisk walking” at a pace of three-and-a-half miles per hour, whereas very fast walking (at four-and-a-half miles per hour) or…
  • Measles Vaccination Boosts Overall Disease Resistance

    Robert S. Wieder
    15 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) frankieleon/Flickr Most of the claims made by anti-vaxxers in defending their refusal to vaccinate their children against measles and other diseases – that the vaccines cause autism, that they actually give some children measles, that they’re loaded with mercury and other toxins – have been shown again and again to be utterly groundless. But there is one argument that has been made against the measles vaccine in particular that actually seemed to have an element of intuitive reasonableness behind it. To wit: in battling the measles infection, the child’s…
  • Parents Tend to Feel Their Child is ‘About The Right Weight’

    Dr. J
    14 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) Wellness Corporate Solutions/Flickr All parents care about their children. But there is a disconnect with parental caring when a child is overweight or obese. In spite of data to the contrary, the majority of parents feel that their child is “about the right weight.” according to a new study led by the New York University Langone Medical Center. These results are important because parents with accurate perceptions of their children’s weight are more likely to implement behavior changes, in themselves and the child, that could lead to weight reduction.
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    Starling Fitness

  • Your Thoughts

    Laura Moncur
    19 May 2015 | 2:48 pm
    I saw this quote today and it really made sense to me. It reads: You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. James Lane Allen Whatever you are thinking about mostly will be what happens. If you are thinking about how fat you are, then you will be fat. If you are thinking about helping other people and working to make the world a better place, then you will find yourself doing that. Focusing on helping others is one of the best ways to get your mind off food. Keep your thoughts on helping others and you will be happier and thinner as a…
  • My Grandma’s Friends on a Bike

    Laura Moncur
    16 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    I found this picture in my grandmother’s photos. I don’t know who the two girls are. Neither one is her or any of her sisters. I know what they looked like. So they must be friends of my grandma. But maybe they’re not. Maybe they are the rich girls in town and have a bike that is cooler than she has ever seen. They might have a really cool bike, but she had a brownie camera and she got a picture of them. Friendship or envy, it doesn’t matter so many years after the fact. It is almost certain that everyone in this photograph and even the photographer is dead. Sometimes…
  • The REAL Five Words We Should Stop Using When Talking About Food

    Laura Moncur
    13 May 2015 | 10:14 am
    My friend sent me a link to this Washington Post entry: Five words you should stop using when you talk about food – The Washington Post I immediately thought of the words that I thought should be on that list. The words they chose, however, weren’t anywhere near to what I was thinking: Detox, Cleanse, Skinny, Never and Perfect. While I might agree with “Never” and “Perfect,” they didn’t come up on my list. Here are the REAL five words we should stop using when talking about food: SHOULD Whenever you use the word “should” you are shaming…
  • Mrs. Fields Cookies: That First High

    Laura Moncur
    11 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    When I was a teenager, I loved Mrs. Field’s Cookies. The walnut milk chocolate chip cookies were my favorite. I loved going to Valley Fair Mall in West Valley to eat them with my binge-buddy. Lately, though, the cookies haven’t tasted the same. They just don’t taste as good as they did when I was a teenager. I kept eating them, trying to get that same flavor. I blamed the frozen cookie dough, so I tried making them on my own with the recipes I found that said they tasted “just like” Mrs. Fields, but they didn’t taste right either. What I was looking for is…
  • Make Yourself HUMBLE

    Laura Moncur
    1 May 2015 | 8:03 am
    Almost five years ago, Nike ran the “Make Yourself” ads. I wrote about them back then: Starling Fitness – 10/25/2010 – Make Yourself Back then, I said, I love these advertisements from Nike. They encourage me to be strong, to let myself shine and to become fit. Sometimes I need encouragement like this and these are the perfect ads to tear out of a magazine and put on my wall right in front of the treadmill. I found another Nike ad from that collection, but I don’t quite like it as much as the other ones. It says: Make yourself proud I have written about humility…
 
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    EcoSalon

  • Watch David Letterman’s Final Top 10 and Try Not to Laugh [Video]

    Abbie Stutzer
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    David Letterman was my late night dude. The first bit I saw him do was the runaway camera that took over New York. After that, I was hooked. Wednesday night was Dave (I call him Dave because it’s like I know him) Letterman’s last show and clips of the event are popping up everywhere. One of the more funny bits, per usual, was the Top 10 List. It was presented by all of David Letterman’s most-frequent guests. Watch the clip below. We’ll miss you, Dave. Related on EcoSalon The Stephen Colbert Highlight Reel that Says it All [Video] The Chelsea Handler Show Moves to…
  • 8 Grooming Products Guys Should Add to their Skin Care Routine

    Krissy Brady
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Skin care routine merch no man should be without. Even if your skin care routine has moved beyond the whole disposable razor and soap thing, a modification every now and then doesn’t hurt. I mean, there are so many issues your skin faces every day—breakouts, blackheads, razor burn—it’s important to stay on top of things. Here are 8 grooming products you should totally take for a spin (no pressure or anything): 1. Skin Diver Active Charcoal Body Soap Say sayonara to bumps, breakouts and bacne, thanks to Origins’ Skin Diver Active Charcoal Body Soap. The bamboo charcoal…
  • 5 Delightful Denim Dresses: Friday Finds

    Abbie Stutzer
    22 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Remember the denim dresses you used to wear in elementary school that you’d accessorize with a giant bow the size of your head? You don’t? So, that was just me… Anyhow, denim dresses are back, but they’ve totally grown up. We’ve rounded five different denim dress looks for this week’s Friday Finds. 1. Vintage Swingy Denim Dress This item is part of Free People‘s Vintage Loves collection. We love the design of this ’80s dress. It’s a mini length, so it’ll look great with a pair of sky-high wedges. The shapeless dress also features a scoop…
  • Easy Grilled Vegan Pound Cake Recipe with Peaches and Coconut Cream

    Aylin Erman
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Summer is all about the grill. But don’t think grilling potential ends with meats and veggies. In fact, it only begins there! This grilled vegan pound cake recipe is testament to how fun and exciting grilling can be for those among us with a sweet tooth. When the pound cake is grilled, its sugars caramelize and take on a warm, summery feel. The peaches and coconut cream compliment the woody grilled aroma with their cool, smooth textures and light tastes. The resulting dish is something to write home about and not just because it’s so delicious – it’s vegan too! Grilled…
  • Oh, So This is How Women Characters in Action Movies Really Think [Video]

    Abbie Stutzer
    21 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    This comedy sketch has a pretty spot-on take on how women characters in action movies are written by men probably think… It ain’t pretty, but it sure is funny. Would a male writer of an action film think that a woman in his movie would take a keepsake if she had to flee her home during the zombie apocalypse? No, but he probably would think that she’d grab all her makeup on the way out of the house… Okay, maybe that’s a bit harsh, but you can’t blame the creators of this short for making that exact joke. Just look at the women characters we have to look up…
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    Evidence in Motion

  • Worldly Wise: 5 Golden Nuggets from the World Congress of PT

    Heidi Jannenga
    20 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    As Americans, we often get so caught up with everything that’s happening within our own borders that we forget about what’s going on in other corners of the world. And to some degree, that sentiment certainly extends to our professional lives. But health care—including physical therapy—is an industry that spans the globe. And to move … Continued The post Worldly Wise: 5 Golden Nuggets from the World Congress of PT appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Manipalooza 2015!

    Tim Flynn PT PhD
    13 May 2015 | 1:53 pm
    The excitement is building!  Just a few more days to the annual hands on festival of manipulation, mentorship, friendship, mastery, networking, sharing, and caring, all sprinkled with music.  i am looking forward to a great lineup of speakers and workshops, however what I anticipate most is the energy of over a 100 physical therapists that make everyday … Continued The post Manipalooza 2015! appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Formula for Great Teachers Would Also Make Great Physical Therapists #physicaltherapy

    Larry Benz
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    “Treat them with respect, let them learn from their peers, and give them freedom to make decisions as a team”. Sounds like a prescription for PT’s?  Actually, it is for teachers according to Dr. Andy Hargreaves and Dr. Michael Fullan authors of Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School recent recipients of the 2015 Grawemeyer awards … Continued The post Formula for Great Teachers Would Also Make Great Physical Therapists #physicaltherapy appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Conscious Leadership: How a People-First Mindset Fuels Private Practice Success

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

    Larry Benz
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:07 am
    I was honored to be interviewed by Therapy Insiders for their recent podcast found here. This is a great group of guys who are fun and impacting our profession in a positive way. One of them even created the Edge Mobility System!  The intent of the podcast was to explore the new entry level DPT initiative but we … Continued The post #physicaltherapy Insiders Podcast appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
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    Stirrup Queens

  • 546th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    22 May 2015 | 4:43 am
    My car needed to go in for service this week, which meant that I had to drive Josh’s car for a day.  Josh’s car was my car, once upon a time, but when we got a new car many years ago, I took the new one and he took my old one. Because I am […]
  • Forgiveness

    Mel
    20 May 2015 | 4:23 am
    This past winter, I read an article about forgiveness that has stuck with me for months, rippling through me like a stone dropped into a lake.  A warning; the article begins with a description of a murder which may be a trigger for some people. Image: Jayt74 via Flickr The author gives the steps of […]
  • Mystery Gift

    Mel
    19 May 2015 | 4:28 am
    The book that made me want to be a writer — The Phantom Tollbooth — opens with the reader being told to pay close attention to Milo receiving a surprise gift because, one day, the reader may come home and find a mystery gift, and if the reader reads carefully, they will know exactly what […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 38: Stealing Happiness

    Mel
    18 May 2015 | 2:27 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I just finished We Are Pirates by Daniel Handler (totally enjoyable read!), and he had an interesting thought on page 268: We steal the happiness of others in order to be happy ourselves, and when […]
  • Broadcasting Your Life

    Mel
    17 May 2015 | 4:44 am
    Catherine Newman was the first blogger I ever read.  She wrote Ben and Birdy as a diary on Yahoo. (I think… forgive me… it was in 2003 or so, and my memory is fuzzy.)  I couldn’t wait for each post, especially because we were ensconced in fertility treatments and she was parenting.  I had no […]
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Is Blogging Dead? I say NO! (guest post).

    Carla
    22 May 2015 | 12:53 am
    Please welcome Kristine (whose hair I covet but that’s a different post).  I’ve invited her here to share her response to my musings on the State of the Blogging. I have a lot of thoughts on the topic of blogging. Even though I don’t write long “journalog”-type posts much, I still consider myself having been a blogger since April 2000. That’s forever in internet years, right?! I volunteered and then worked for a then-big blogging company in the 2000s, and so I know that shapes my perspective. I think blogging has shifted, not died. When I started, there was no…
  • 4 lessons weight training taught me about life.

    Carla
    20 May 2015 | 12:55 am
    Resistance training, for me, is bigger than something I do to stay fit as I age. It’s taught me more about life in general than anything else I’ve done and, paradoxically, helps me remain laser-focused on whats important to me outside fitness. I advocate resistance training for health, but am a resistance training evangelist because of what Ive learned from it about living fully. 1. If you wait for the perfect facility opportunity you’ll always find an excuse not to start. Ive trained in less than ideal conditions.  Central American gyms stocked with rusty dumbbells. …
  • Charming the Therapy Doodle.

    Carla
    18 May 2015 | 12:55 am
     I’m training to be a what?! A long time ago in a land far away, a Goldendoodle name Charming entered our lives. He was a recovery-canine of sorts for the Child (after a rescue effort gone awry) and the two quickly became inseparable. yep , we did the stroller to avoid Parvo. They played together.  She hauled him all over California. He became her ever-present sidekick. He was unflaggingly loving, gentle and, well, muppet-like and became fast-friends with everyone he encountered. Why hello! I’m Charming. Right around this time the Child encountered bumps in learning to read. …
  • The Value of Pain.

    Carla
    15 May 2015 | 12:55 am
    (Carla note: I adore The Invitation, too.) Please welcome my writer-friend, Valerie. And, because writers WRITE, the below was simply her comment about my Happiness Bullying post. Because it resonated with me Ive asked her to share it here. I hope it resonates with you as well. I’ve spent several days pondering this post. Carla always makes me think – some days more than others. Sometimes it’s an immediate, “Yes!”, while others times I may spend days cogitating and letting something resonate before I’m ready to discuss. This was one of the latter occasions.
  • Lets get HORIZONTAL!

    Carla
    13 May 2015 | 12:55 am
    When we chatted about connection, and I shared how one motion helped me reframe my days, I was surprised many people both “got it” and needed it. It’s not I surmise I’m a special snowflake (as our little friend used to call me) it’s as we bumble through life & see what others choose to share it’s easy to think I’m the only one who ___. Whatever your ___ might be. You commented. You emailed. You messaged. And, most movingly, the Child’s teacher grabbed me yesterday at drop-off and said. Thank you so much. You made my day. (Confession.
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • The Naked-tastic 2015 Bay to Breakers

    Scott Dunlap
    19 May 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of joining 30,000+ runners for the annual bacchanal known as the Bay to Breakers 12k in San Francisco, CA. This crazy parade of costumes, nakedness, and drunken debauchery is also a world-class elite event, and I look forward to it every year. My 8-year-old Sophie opted out this time (horses and vaulting took priority), so it was just me, the camera, and a course lined with free beer on both sides. It felt more tame than previous years, but was still a hoot!(29,980 official runners take over San Francisco)(Wow, it's cold outside!)(Me and Ape Hashbury!)(Bird's…
  • Kremer, Maksimow, Team Roche and More Named to Team USA World Long Distance Mountain Running Team

    Scott Dunlap
    11 May 2015 | 6:19 pm
    When the 2015 WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships kicks off at the Zermatt Marathon on July 4, 2015, ten top U.S. runners will be there donning the red, white, and blue. Many of them are no strangers to international competition, while a few get to cut their teeth for the first time and try to be one of the top 3 scorers on the team.(This course ain't no joke)A few highlights of Team USA:Stevie Kremer, 31, Crested Butte, CO – Salomon's pocket rocket, Stevie Kremer got the attention of the world when she won the Skyrunning Series in 2013, fresh off winning the 2012 World…
  • Happy Headwinds at the 2015 Big Sur Marathon

    Scott Dunlap
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Last Sunday, I had the great pleasure of joining 4,500+ runners for the 30th annual Big Sur Marathon in Carmel, CA. This was my 6th time running this beautiful race down Highway 1, and the 6th time completing the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge. It was a windy one this year, but also produced the sun and ocean views that keeps us all coming back. All in all, a fantastic race! My girls joined on this trip, eager to help Daddy ring in his 46th birthday with cupcakes at every possible meal. Sophie, now 8 years old, is our bookworm, citing weird-but-true facts at every corner and greeting every…
 
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    Marijke: nurse turned writer

  • The oldest working nurse in US gets a surprise birthday party

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    14 May 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Many nurses can't wait until they get to retirement age. Some even leave before that magical age, usually either 60 or 65 years old. But every so often, we hear about a nurse who really doesn't want to leave the profession. He or she enjoys it and likes going to work, making a difference in the lives of their patients and their families.What is the oldest age you've ever heard of when it comes to a nurse who is still actively working? Seventy? Eighty? How about 90?On May 8, 2015, Florence "SeeSee" Rigney celebrated her 90th birthday - while she was at work. She is the oldest working nurse in…
  • My interview on RadioMD.com

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    6 May 2015 | 1:26 pm
    I'm working to promote my book in as many ways as I can (did you buy it yet? :-) ) so I agreed to be on HealthyTalk over at RadioMD. I was invited for two 10-minute sessions, which were done live yesterday.If you'd like to hear them, the links to the recordings are here:How to take your prescription drugs safelyandQuestions to ask your pharmacistI think they went rather well.If you have any questions about the book or the topic, feel free to leave them here and I'll do my best to answer them.You can also visit JustTheRightDose.com, where there is more information about the book.
  • A Quicker, Possibly Better Measurement of Frailty Before Surgery

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:05 am
    Young or old, one of the biggest concerns about having surgery is how well you are going to do after. Surgery is meant to cure a problem or to improve quality of life, but the outcome isn't always what we may hope for. While some people breeze through post-operative recovery, others struggle and have set backs. In some cases, the surgery and its effects start a downward spiral that is hard to stop.Seniors are frequently considered to be at risk for surgical complications. Many have other medical problems, may be taking prescription medications, and may not have a support system at home to…
  • Medicine errors at home: all too common, especially for children

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
    It's a common event in many households - a child has an ear infection and has to take antibiotics. A family member has an injury and needs to take analgesics, pain relievers. In other families, someone has a chronic illness that requires regular prescription drugs. Medicines are a part of modern life. They keep us alive and they make life more liveable for millions of people.According to an article in Family Practice Management, in any given week, four out of five Americans take either a prescription drug, an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, or a dietary or herbal supplement. That's a lot of…
  • Just the Right Dose - Helping people understand their prescription drugs

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

  • How to combine exercise and diet in one acivity: Should hospitals teach patients how to grow vegetables?

    1 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    Google has a vegetable gardenGoogle was doing it in 2007: In Growing our connection to food, Google explained they launched a mini-farm on campus with 300 self-watering containers. The correct name for the containers is sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) and they can be purchased commercially ($30) or made from plastic totes. Sports team has a mini-farmSan Francisco Giants have a mini-farm on their stadium growing kale, Swiss chard, lemon grass, sage and more. The garden—one of the first of its kind at an American sports stadium—comes as a bizarre sight to some fans who associate stadiums with…
  • Medical jokes portray an unflattering picture of doctors in general

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

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

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

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

  • Responding to parts 2-3 of New England Journal of Medicine’s series on pharma-MD relations

    Gary Schwitzer
    21 May 2015 | 11:52 am
    Dr. Susan Molchan responds to the second and third pieces of a series by New England Journal of Medicine national correspondent Dr. Lisa Rosenbaum: Understanding Bias –The Case for Careful Study, and Beyond Moral Outrage –Weighing the Trade-Offs of COI Regulation. Last week, she was one of the first critics of part one of the series. In part two of her New England Journal of Medicine series on financial conflicts between physicians and industry, Dr. Rosenbaum questioned the evidence suggesting that these conflicts have negative effects on patient care.  She went through considerable…
  • Does the public trust science? A university communicator’s reflections

    Gary Schwitzer
    21 May 2015 | 8:51 am
    One “peek behind the curtain” of how news releases can sometimes emanate from academic medical centers – or their researchers – was provided by our managing editor Kevin Lomangino’s piece this week, “NanoKnife fight at the University of Louisville: Why a disputed news release reflects important truths about health care news.” Another “peek behind the curtain” was published today by Kirk Englehardt, Director of Research Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology, on his SciLogs blog. His piece was entitled, “University…
  • NanoKnife fight at the University of Louisville: Why a disputed news release reflects important truths about health care news

    Kevin Lomangino
    20 May 2015 | 8:01 am
    A few weeks ago, we posted a review of a university news release about a potential new treatment for pancreatic cancer called the NanoKnife. Our reviewers gave the release two stars and flagged some major problems in their Review Summary: “A futuristic-sounding medical treatment is paired with a bold claim of survival benefit in this news release. But the release is missing basic information to back up the headline’s claims and put the treatment’s efficacy into perspective. And an important conflict of interest is not disclosed. Such omissions could help instill false hope in…
  • Resting bitch face: Disease-mongering plastic surgery news

    Carolina Branson
    19 May 2015 | 6:59 am
    The following is a guest blog post by Carolina Branson, PhD, an associate editor for HealthNewsReview.org. As noted below, her graduate research was on women’s health issues in the media. “Facial plastic surgery improves perception of femininity, personality, attractiveness.” When I saw this headline from a recent news release from JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, it made me cringe. What it said to me was, “Women should get plastic surgery because it will make people like them more.” The conflation of beauty with health in the media is one of my pet peeves. Predictably, this news…
  • Continued problems with inconsistent & adjacent news releases from BMJ

    Gary Schwitzer
    15 May 2015 | 8:09 am
    BMJ  publishes more than 50 specialist journals, and distributes news releases from these journals as well. That’s a big workload, and sometimes it shows. This week, BMJ sent out two releases in one email. From the British Journal of Sports Medicine, a news release headlined, “Half an hour of physical activity 6 days a week linked to 40% lower risk of death in elderly men.”  The good:  The news release included this important caveat: “This is an observational study so no definitive conclusions can be drawn about cause and effect, and the researchers point out that…
 
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • It’s Okay To Say No

    Miranda Wicker
    19 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    If you’ve ever found yourself overwhelmed by commitment and struggling with anxiety as a result, this post is for you. Dear Mamas everywhere,   It’s OKAY to say NO.  I’m in a place right now where I’m feeling pretty overwhelmed with pretty much everything. Commitments are skyrocketing, even as the slower pace of summer creeps […] The post It’s Okay To Say No appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • The Connecting Threads Among Us

    Heather King
    16 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Did you catch the Mother’s Day Rally last Sunday? Since it’s Mother’s Day every day here, we wanted to be sure you were given the opportunity to read all the poignant and powerful essays that were published for this year’s Mother’s Day Rally. We are so grateful for the Warrior Moms who shared their stories with us […] The post The Connecting Threads Among Us appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Join Your Sisters & Raise Your Voice for Maternal Mental Health

    Katherine Stone
    15 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    We’re getting closer ladies! It’s almost time for our 3rd annual Climb Out of the Darkness®. We already have more than 150 teams in 44 states and 3 countries. More than 1,000 Climbers, many of them mothers just like you who know what it’s like to be in the deep darkness of postpartum depression, postpartum […] The post Join Your Sisters & Raise Your Voice for Maternal Mental Health appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Pregnancy Anxiety and Family History of Miscarriage

    Christina Gleason
    13 May 2015 | 1:08 pm
    First-time mothers can find many things to be anxious about when they become pregnant. What will pregnancy be like? Will my baby be healthy? Did I start taking my prenatal vitamins early enough? Am I really ready for this? But some women may have an additional fear that seems more relevant than it might to […] The post Pregnancy Anxiety and Family History of Miscarriage appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Toxic Expectations for Birth

    Anne-Marie Lindsey
    11 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    We build our expectations for birth and pregnancy from childhood; birth stories pervade our culture, from TV and movies to baby dolls. My own life always included lovely retellings of my birth, at home, peaceful and perfect. The trouble is that fear pervades our birth culture, and more often than not, the only stories we hear and the […] The post Toxic Expectations for Birth appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsI can feel how hard you worked on this post and how much heart ... by Katherine Stone 
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    Medgadget

  • Type 2 Diabetes Therapeutics In Asia-Pacific Market to Reach $10.5 billion by 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz

    pramoddige
    21 May 2015 | 2:57 pm
    “Type 2 Diabetes Therapeutics in Asia-Pacific Markets to 2020 Increasing Uptake of Novel Drug Classes to Drive Market Growth”, which provides insights into type 2 diabetes in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets of China, India, Japan and Australia. The report estimates the market size for 2013 and provides a forecast until 2020, and covers disease epidemiology, treatment algorithms, and treatment use patterns. It also provides in-depth analysis of the pipeline molecules, clinical trial failure rates, and recent deals. The report has been built using data and information sourced from…
  • Test Your Clinical Knowledge: Advanced Cardiac Life Support

    Editors
    21 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Here at Medgadget we have thousands of medical professionals who read the news we publish daily. While keeping up with the news is important, it’s also critical to stay fresh on clinical knowledge gained during one’s formal and continuing education. That’s why we’re going to be running interesting quizzes that test your knowledge of various concepts, be they general or specific to your field. For easy access, the latest quizzes will appear in the side column, so be sure to check in for the latest. We’d like to kick off with a quiz of Advanced Cardiac Life Support…
  • MRI Systems Market To 2020 – Focus On Patient Comfort And Operational Efficiency, With Growth Driven By Developing Economies

    pramoddige
    21 May 2015 | 9:41 am
    MRI Systems Market to 2020 Focus on Patient Comfort and Operational Efficiency, with Growth Driven by Developing Economies” discusses the market, competitive landscape, and trends for three MRI systems market segments: High-field, Mid-field, and Low-field MRI systems. It provides comprehensive information on the key trends affecting these segments, and key analytical content on the dynamics of the market. The report also reviews the competitive landscape, analyzes each segments pipeline products and gives details of important merger and acquisition deals. It is built using data and…
  • Graphene: The Next Medical Revolution

    Roni Peleg
    20 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    The 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics went to two scientists who found a simple way to isolate a single layer of graphite, called graphene. It is a 2D sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice, that makes for the thinnest, most electrically and thermally conductive material in the world, while also being flexible, transparent and incredibly strong. Graphene’s myriad of outstanding properties earned it the name “wonder material”, and many believe that the 21st century will become the ‘Graphene Age’. Graphene is indeed a much-researched, heavily-hyped material, with the…
  • 5 Reasons To Use Remote Consultants for Medtech

    David Amor
    19 May 2015 | 10:29 am
    Outsourcing expertise is a common practice for medical device companies – big and small – that don’t have the in-house resources or don’t want to pull existing resources from other key projects. All medtech companies need help: the number of FDA issues warning letters and quality management system violations is on the rise, marketing submissions are getting stricter, and “issues of quality” are most frequently being cited in rejected new device applications. Furthermore, consumer expectation of more complex and custom devices – all at lower costs – is adding…
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    VitalJuiceDaily.com

  • Parsley Juice Recipe

    Life Coach
    21 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    This parsley juice recipe is from Guide To Juicing for Health: Unleashing the Healing Power of Whole Fruits and Vegetables. Parsley Juice Recipe 1 small bunch parsley ¼ to ½ small or medium lemons 2 celery stalks with leaves 2 to 3 large carrots Parsley Overview Information According to WebMD, parsley is used for urinary tract infections and  kidney stones as well as gastrointestinal disorders, cough and asthma.   The post Parsley Juice Recipe appeared first on VitalJuiceDaily.com.
  • Omega vrt350hd Juicer Review [Video]

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

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

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

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

  • This is how I know you’re a medical student

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/leah-ferrante" rel="tag">Leah Ferrante</a>
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    A response to “You’re a medical student. And it’s so obvious why.” We don’t even have to ask, and we can tell by the bags under your eyes. It’s so obvious that you are a medical student. References in every pocket of your short white coat, pulling down on your shoulders until you hunch over. You force yourself to stand up straight when the attending comes around. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • My wife wanted to fire our pediatrician. What can we learn from this?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dave-denniston" rel="tag">Dave Denniston, CFA</a>
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    It was May 13th, 2012. Mother’s Day.  My wife, Cyrena, was having an incredibly difficult pregnancy. She had pounding headaches, blurred vision, and searing pain throughout her body. As a matter of fact, she had been in and out of the hospital for the last two weeks. Our tiny daughter was only developed 23 weeks in gestation. Her due date was September 9th, 2012. Unfortunately, my wife had extremely early onset toxemia and preeclampsia. Being the analytical that I am I asked, “What are the chances of her surviving?” The doctors did not want to say. I pressed the question again. With a…
  • 3 changes that can improve maintenance of certifcation

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/david-troxel" rel="tag">David Troxel, MD</a>
    21 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Physicians are struggling to adapt to a sea change in the health care delivery system. Solo physician practices are disappearing, small group practices are merging to become larger, and large group practices are being acquired by hospitals and integrated delivery systems. All of this is occurring in a milieu of decreased fee-for-service reimbursement from government and private insurers, bundled payments and pay for performance, increased levels of student loan debt, pressure to increase productivity (five patients per hour instead of just four), an increasingly difficult regulatory…
  • The Digital Doctor: A reasoned look at the state of health IT

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dr-saurabh-jha" rel="tag">Dr. Saurabh Jha</a>
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Following the recession, the Obama administration sought shovel-ready projects. One unlikely shovel-wielding aggregate demand was health information technology. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act passed in 2009 directed 5 percent of the stimulus towards digitizing medical records. Computerization of medical records doesn’t induce the images of public works as building freeways during the Great Depression does, but the freeway is a metaphor for exchange of information between electronic health records with the implication that such an exchange is…
  • 2 things doctors need before defining themselves online

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kevin-pho" rel="tag">Kevin Pho, MD</a>
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    A continuing series on physician online reputation.   For more KevinMD minutes, please visit my YouTube channel. What do you need to do before starting your online presence with social media? They are your bio and your head shot. Together, they will be your first impression to patients who find you on the web. First, let’s talk about your head shot. Make sure it’s a high resolution image. Don’t crop it from a larger image. Don’t use a full body action shot. I actually think it’s worth spending some money to hire a professional to take great head shots of you.
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    SharpBrains

  • Medtronic ranked #3 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

    SharpBrains
    22 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    One of the world’s largest medical technology companies, Medtronic manufactures devices to treat cardiovascular, diabetes, and musculoskeletal conditions, in addition to neurological conditions. Medtronic’s Neuromodulation business includes Deep Brain Stimulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Gastric Stimulation, and Sacral Stimulation divisions. Location: Minneapolis, MN Stock Ticker: NYSE: MDT Number of employees: 10,000+ Pervasive neurotech US patent grants: 80 Pervasive neurotech US pending applications: 85 *Medtronic ranks #3 in SharpBrains’ Pervasive Neurotech IP Strength Index,…
  • Study: To improve memory and thinking skills, try the Mediterranean diet with added olive oil and nuts

    SharpBrains
    21 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    Mediterranean diet may help counteract age-related declines in memory and thinking skills (Harvard Health Blog): “A new study in this week’s JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that eating a Mediterranean-style diet enhanced with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts is good for your mind as well as your heart. The participants were mostly in their 60s and 70s and were at risk for developing heart disease…They were divided into three groups: one followed a Mediterranean-type diet and also ate an extra ounce of mixed nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds) a day; another followed a…
  • In the news: How non-invasive neurotechnology will enhance work and life

    SharpBrains
    20 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    Our new report is making the media rounds… Reuters: Brain technology patents soar as companies get inside people’s heads From ways to eavesdrop on brains and learn what advertisements excite consumers, to devices that alleviate depression, the number of U.S. patents awarded for “neurotechnology” has soared since 2010, according to an analysis released on Wednesday. “Neurotech has gone well beyond medicine, with non-medical corporations, often under the radar, developing neurotechnologies to enhance work and life,” Alvaro Fernandez said. Network World: Brainwave-reading patents…
  • Advanced Neuromodulation Systems (St Jude Medical): #2 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

    SharpBrains
    19 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    Founded in 1979, Advanced Neuromodulation Systems developed into a technology leader for implantable neuromodulation devices. ANS specializes in Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), which can be used for chronic pain treatments. ANS holds patents for techniques to modulate neural activity via stimulation of various kinds. Since 2005 ANS has operated as a subsidiary of St. Jude Medical. Location: Plano, TX Stock Ticker: NYSE: STJ Number of employees: 100–999 Pervasive neurotech US patent grants: 31 Pervasive neurotech US pending applications: 24 *Advanced Neuromodulation Systems ranks #2 in…
  • Will consumer-led transcranial direct current stimulation revolutionize or hurt mental health?

    SharpBrains
    18 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    Therapy Borne on Electrical Currents (The New York Times): “…This is Thync, the latest in transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS. The manufacturer says the device, to come out later this year, can alter the user’s mood in minutes via electric current…until recently, it was mostly hobbyists –nine-volt batteries stuck to their heads — who experimented with tDCS as a means of improving concentration, verbal and computation abilities, and creativity. But in the last few years, several companies have introduced slick consumer devices, among them Foc.us, whose headset and…
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    The Health Care Blog

  • Value-Based Care’s Data Problem

    John Irvine
    21 May 2015 | 8:10 am
    By RACHEL KATZ Lisa is an administrator at an Accountable Care Organization, or ACO — a new healthcare payment model that encourages coordinated, high-quality, and efficient care. Lisa’s ACO facilitates the program at about 100 clinics around California, and her mission in the first year of operating might seem elementary to an outsider: to report a set of metrics to Medicare that indicate the health of patients who had been seen at these clinics. At the start of 2015, Lisa received a panel of patients to review. She had expected a list of about 600, but instead there were 2,400. For…
  • The Smoking Gun: How U.S. Health Care Came to Cost Insanely More

    John Irvine
    20 May 2015 | 5:24 am
    By JOE FLOWER Cost is the big factor. Cost is why we can’t have nice things. The overwhelmingly vast pile of money we siphon into health care in the United States every year is the underlying driver of almost every other problem with health care in the United States from lack of access to waste to fragmentation to poor quality. We can’t afford to fix the problems, cover everyone, do real outreach, build IT systems that are interoperable and transparent and doc-friendly — or so it seems, because at least on weak examination every fix seems to add even more cost. And in the old ways of…
  • New York Innovates in Medicaid—But Ignores a Key Member of the Team

    John Irvine
    20 May 2015 | 1:59 am
    By JOSEPH ANTOS and YEVGENIY FEYMAN New York has an opportunity to make real improvements to its Medicaid program; but it is leaving out key health care providers which might be best positioned to cut costs and improve value. The state has undertaken a $6.4 billion dollar initiative, the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, to reduce avoidable hospital use by 25 percent over the next 5 years. DSRIP is testing ways to do everything from cutting unnecessary emergency room visits to reducing transmission of HIV/AIDS. This could lead to healthier, more productive lives for…
  • The Readmissions Penalty at Year Three: How Are We Doing?

    John Irvine
    19 May 2015 | 1:59 am
    By ASHISH JHA, MD A few months ago, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) put out its latest year of data on the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). As a quick refresher – HRRP is the program within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that penalizes hospitals for higher than expected readmission rates. We are now three years into the program and I thought a quick summary of where we are might be in order. I was initially quite unenthusiastic about the HRRP (primarily feeling like we had bigger fish to fry), but over time, have come to appreciate that as a utilization…
  • Patient Engagement: Much Bigger Than Patient Portals

    John Irvine
    19 May 2015 | 1:55 am
    By Tom Giulianni, MD There is no doubt that the topic of patient engagement has taken center stage in healthcare. It was the hot topic at HIMSS 2015 where a major national study was unveiled, Three Perspectives of Patient Engagement. And that was just one of the many sessions, events, and booths focused on patient engagement at the event. Thanks to Meaningful Use, a lot of the focus on patient engagement has been around patient portals. It makes sense since practices have to meet specific thresholds in both MU2 and MU3 for portal use. They certainly play a key role in providing patients with…
 
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    Bad Science

  • Two interviews on withheld trials, NPR and ABC

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

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

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

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

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

  • SB 277 advances, and antivaccine activists lose it (again)

    Orac
    22 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    Antivaccine activism endangers children. Of that there is no longer any doubt. As vaccination rates fall, the risk of outbreaks of dangerous vaccine-preventable infectious diseases among children rise. In the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak earlier this year, several states introduced measures to restrict nonmedical exemptions to school vaccine requirements. The record in passing…
  • I thought I’d seen it all: Epigenetic birth control

    Orac
    21 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Epigenetics. As I’ve described before, to alternative medicine practitioners, epigenetics seems to mean something akin to what the word “quantum” means: Magic. I’ve covered, for example, the woo-filled stylings of Deepak Chopra invoking things like “quantum consciousness,” and seemingly for quite a few years the best way to slap a patina of “sciencey”-sounding credibility on…
  • Why do doctors deny evolution?

    Orac
    20 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Yesterday was a long day, starting in the operating room and finishing at a dinner reception for our visiting speaker today. As a result, when I arrived home, I was sawing the proverbial logs within five or ten minutes of hitting the couch, more or less without realizing it. I was going to just skip…
  • Autism One: As quacky as it ever was

    Orac
    19 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Once again, the yearly autism quackfest known as Autism One is fast approaching. In fact, it will begin in Chicago tomorrow: five days of “autism biomed” quackery and antivaccine pseudoscience. Ever since the Great Schism in the autism antivaccine quackery community, which severed Generation Rescue from Autism One and ended Jenny McCarthy’s run of being…
  • No, vaccines almost certainly did not kill Elijah Daniel French

    Orac
    18 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s been a long time since I bothered to care if readers know where I live or who I am. That’s why when a newbie troll shows up in the comments, as newbie trolls periodically do, and castigates me for somehow being a “coward” or “hiding” my identity, I generally get a hardy laugh out…
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    World of Psychology

  • 3 Tips to Better Communicate with Your Partner

    Psych Central Staff
    21 May 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Effective communication is the key to any successful relationship. We’re always told how important good communication is to make a relationship work, but what does this really mean? On the surface, it seems straightforward and logical, right? So you and your partner need to talk and express your feelings — be open, direct and honest. Easier said than done! Add human emotion, different backgrounds/personalities and personal limitations into the mix, and many couples are left feeling conflicted and helpless. The #1 Key to Effective Communication Good communication does not usually…
  • How to Cut Cravings

    Polly Campbell
    21 May 2015 | 11:12 am
    Chips. Chips and dip. Ruffles and onion dip, to be precise. Yeah. I could go for some of that right now. Seems like every afternoon I’m seeking something salty. The latest food craving. Other times it’s ice cream after I get my daughter in bed. Sometimes it is pasta. While I don’t believe in abstinence — meaning if my body feels like eating a particular type of food, I’m likely to eat at least a little bit of it — I don’t want to be at the whim of my cravings, either. But food cravings are much more than a desire to chow down on chips. Three regions of the brain are…
  • Playbuzz: Making Fun of Mental Illness & Bipolar

    John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
    21 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    Playbuzz, the self-proclaimed “#1 shared Publisher on Facebook,” apparently thinks making fun of mental illness is perfectly a-okay by them. They have a quiz called “How Bipolar Are You” that’s generated over 4,600 comments on Facebook. The “fun” quiz actually doesn’t review the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder. Instead, it offers a mish-mash of pop psychology and random questions that have absolutely nothing to do with bipolar. Then it provides everybody with the same answer, no matter what their responses. The site just closed on a $16…
  • 3 Beliefs about Well-Being that Don’t Work

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    21 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    There are many beliefs about well-being that get perpetuated over and over. They might show up in articles or on social media sites. They might be deeply ingrained into our society. And they totally miss the mark. This month clinicians reveal the real facts behind misconceptions that suggest everything from the importance of staying strong to striving for happiness. Plus, they share what works instead. 1. Myth: Showing your emotions is weak. Fact: “In the U.S., there is a bias towards being strong, independent and fierce,” said Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist…
  • 10 Tips for Finding Happiness

    Carrie Rossiter
    20 May 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Happiness can be elusive, but below are ways to help find it. 1. Only you can you make yourself happy. You really can’t rely on anyone else to make you happy. If you aren’t happy with yourself, you won’t think you deserve affection and attention. Do not give anyone else the power to make you feel anything. Do not make anyone your whole world. 2. Little things can bring joy. Get excited about everyday things. You can find something to be happy about every day: getting coffee with a friend, your favorite song playing on the radio, eating a piece of chocolate, spending time with family or…
 
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    AwfulPlasticSurgery.com

  • Kristin Stewart bashes women with plastic surgery

    appydio
    8 May 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Is it just us, or is she being a little mean? In the June issue of Harper’s Bazaar, the Clouds of Sils Maria star tells us how she really feels about women who get plastic surgery. As for herself? It’s not an option. “No, never. Never,” she says. “I am so freaked out by the idea of doing anything. And maybe that’s completely arrogant but I don’t want to change anything about myself. I think the women who do are losing their minds. It’s vandalism.” Vandalism might be overstating it a bit. And for someone who speaks out so often about sexism…
  • These 3 Trends Are Changing the Face of Plastic Surgery

    appydio
    8 May 2015 | 5:16 pm
    A new drug designed to erase a patient’s double chin is getting a lot of attention this week, but plastic surgeons say the biggest trends in the field are actually in other parts of the body. While the focus this week was on Kybella—an injection that destroys fat cells beneath the chin and was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday—doctors who spoke to TIME on Thursday said women are focusing on three other goals: bigger butts, smaller labia and a smoother, fattier face. Read more at Time Magazine. The post These 3 Trends Are Changing the Face of Plastic Surgery…
  • 3 accused of operating fictitious police department

    appydio
    7 May 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Wow, how scary!!! LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people, including one who works for California Attorney General Kamala Harris, were charged after claiming to operate a police department with jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico and that traces its roots back 3,000 years, authorities said Wednesday. Brandon Kiel, David Henry and Tonette Hayes were taken into custody last week on suspicion of impersonating officers as members of the Masonic Fraternal Police Department, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. Detectives believe other people may be involved in the operation,…
  • AwfulPlasticSurgery.com Sizzles

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

    appydio
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Catherine Zeta Jones Catherine Zeta Jones .. the early years.. The post Catherine Zeta Jones appeared first on AwfulPlasticSurgery.com.
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • School Lunches Just Got Way Better in These Six Cities (and It's Not the Food)

    Luke Whelan
    21 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    School lunches may be healthier than when you were a kid, but the wasteful and polluting materials that cafeterias serve them on have actually gotten worse. In an effort to save on labor and equipment costs, many schools switched from washable trays to disposable foam ones over the past couple of decades. But this trend is now beginning to change. The school districts of six major cities—New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, and Orlando— announced today that they will stop using polystyrene foam trays, and begin serving lunch on compostable plates. The Urban School Food…
  • The 85-Year-Old Nun Who Went to Prison for Embarrassing the Feds Is Finally Free

    Josh Harkinson
    19 May 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Sister Megan Rice, the 85-year-old activist nun who two years ago humiliated government officials by penetrating and vandalizing a supposedly ultra-high-security uranium storage facility, has finally been released from prison. A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the 2013 sabotage convictions of Rice and two fellow anti-nuclear activists, Michael Walli, 66, and Greg Boertje-Obed, 59, ruling that that their actions—breaking into Tennessee's Y-12 National Security Complex and spreading blood on a uranium storage bunker—did not harm national security. Rice's case has become…
  • Kayaktavists Take Over Seattle's Port to Protest Shell Oil's Arctic Drilling Rig

    Luke Whelan
    17 May 2015 | 10:41 am
    This article is being updated as news breaks. See below for the latest. Seattleites took a dramatic stand, er paddle, against Arctic oil drilling on Saturday afternoon. Against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest city's skyline, around 200 activists, local Native Americans, and concerned citizens took to kayak and canoe and surrounded a giant, Arctic-bound Royal Dutch Shell oil drilling rig currently making a layover in the Port of Seattle. Despite the oil giant's rocky history in the Arctic region, last Monday the Obama administration conditionally approved Shell's summer plans to drill…
  • This Likely GOP Presidential Candidate Actually Believes in Global Warming

    Tim McDonnell
    11 May 2015 | 2:12 pm
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a potential contender for the Republican presidential nomination, thinks climate change is real and caused—at least in part—by human activity, according to MSNBC. Christie said he believes there's "no use in denying global warming exists" but that he's skeptical about most of the mainstream approaches to dealing with it. That includes cap-and-trade programs and unilateral steps to reduce America's carbon footprint, such as President Barack Obama's proposed restrictions on power plant emissions. Christie's comments essentially matched those he made…
  • Obama Okays Shell's Plan to Drill for Oil in the Arctic

    Tim McDonnell
    11 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Royal Dutch Shell cleared a major hurdle this afternoon when the Obama administration announced conditional approval for the company's application to drill for oil in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's North Slope. The decision came after a few months of public comment on Shell's exploration plan, which was roundly condemned by environmental groups and several North Slope communities. Shell's plan involves drilling for oil in a patch of ocean called the Burger Prospect. The drilling is slated to take place this summer when sea ice is at its lowest. In anticipation of this decision, two massive oil…
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • Tom Stossel Attempts to Debunk the Conflict-of-Interest "Myth"

    PharmaGuy
    20 May 2015 | 7:48 am
    Yesterday, I interviewed Thomas P. Stossel, M.D., visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, about his new book, PharmaPhobia, and his call to action against the "Conflict of Interest Movement," which he claims undermines American medical innovation. You can hear some of his main arguments in the following 5-minute audio snippet from that interview: Your browser does not support the audio element. Upgrade your browser to one that doesYou can listen to the full interview here.Stossel uses many combative terms to describe the focus of his…
  • What I Learned During Day 1 at iPharma 2015

    PharmaGuy
    15 May 2015 | 4:07 am
    I am attending CBI's iPharma 2015 conference in New York City. Yesterday was the first day. I chaired the Technology Track and moderated a panel discussion that attempted to answer the question: Can Mobile, Apps and Wearables Make an Impact on Health Outcomes? Of course the answer was "Yes! And…"As I learned from a previous speaker, that phrase was how "innovators" like Walt Disney suggested his staff greet new ideas instead of saying "No, because…" That is, people should add more suggestions for how the idea could work and not just shoot it down…
  • WANTED: Pharma Mobile Pioneers

    PharmaGuy
    12 May 2015 | 11:37 am
    For the past few years I have been following and reporting on mobile health initiatives, campaigns, and apps developed by pharmaceutical companies. I've collected these articles, blog posts, and podcasts in one BIG compendium: the Pharma Mobile & mHealth Reprint Catalog (FREE!).A few pharma mobile initiatives are good, many are not so good, and a few are just awful and potentially dangerous such as a physician diagnosis mobile app recalled by Pfizer (read "The First Ever 'Dear Doctor' Letter Regarding a Mobile Medical App Recall").Regardless of the results, I…
  • #Pharma Must Be Social Media Brave & Fast Says Becky Canvin at Ogilvy HealthWorld

    PharmaGuy
    9 May 2015 | 6:56 am
    "How can the pharma and healthcare industry thrill on social media?"That's a question Rebecca Canvin (@BeckyCanvin), Social Media Manager at Ogilvy Healthworld, attempted to answer in a guest column (here)."Over the past few years the myth that pharma companies can’t use social media has been unravelled and conversations now focus on ‘how can pharma do social?’," writes Becky. "This movement brings about unique challenges, but one thing is for certain – as more companies recognise the importance of social media it’s time for pharma to be brave and take…
  • PharmaGuy - the Book! "Socialize Your Patient Engagement Strategy": Coming This August

    PharmaGuy
    7 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    How Social Media and Mobile Apps Can Boost Health Outcomes Letizia Affinito and John Mack Read more »
 
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • A strong sense of purpose from "the bottom"

    Paul Levy
    22 May 2015 | 6:12 am
    Melanie Evans at Modern Healthcare reports: "One of the nation's largest health systems, Ascension Health, will for the first time set a system-wide minimum wage of $11 an hour." This is good and as it should be, but these folks are slow to have made these changes.A decade ago, when I was CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, I made a decision that no one in our hospital should be paid less than $10 an hour.  There was no market-based reason to do change their wages.  Other Boston academic medical centers were also paying their lowest paid workers--housekeepers, transporters,…
  • A different kind of help for migraines

    Paul Levy
    21 May 2015 | 7:07 am
    With the growing concern about the use of opioids, I recalled a Chronicle program from a few years ago in which Dr. Carolyn Bernstein explains other types of therapies that can help mitigate the pain and distress of migraine headaches.  Here's the link to this short segment.
  • In their own words

    Paul Levy
    21 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    As the country moves toward ever greater concentration of market power in hospital systems, it is worthwhile to look back to the "mother" of all mergers, the creation of Partners Healthcare System in the 1990s.  This event should provide a warning to other parts of the country, as it resulted in substantially higher rates for this health care system compared to others in the state.  For those who think that creation of ACOs, as encouraged by federal legislation, is likely to reduce costs to insurance companies and consumers, think again.This kind of market dominance often comes with…
  • Hep C irony renews questions of public confidence

    Paul Levy
    20 May 2015 | 5:14 pm
    In a nice touch of media irony, on the very day that Gilead Sciences, Inc. purchased a full page ad in the New York Times (web version here) talking about "new resources" available to fight Hepatitis C, a story by Andrew Pollack started with this lede:Activists in several countries are seeking to void patents on the blockbuster hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, saying that the price being sought by the manufacturer, Gilead Sciences, was prohibitive.The Initiative for Medicines, Access and Knowledge, a legal group in New York, is expected to announce Wednesday that it has filed challenges in…
  • Norman learns to show respect . . . again

    Paul Levy
    20 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    I had the pleasure of meeting Norman Faull late last year in Johannesburg when we presented together some thoughts on process improvement to South African hospital folks. He is as kind, thoughtful, and respectful a person as you could imagine.  So when he reports that he is not necessarily respectful, I take notice.  His message is important, so please stick with me--especially if you are a Lean advocate or practitioner.Here's a recent column he wrote.  Excerpts:Some of us are not very good at showing respect.‘Show respect’ is one of the core calls we make to lean leaders.
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    PharmaGossip

  • Ben Goldacre - Progress and Barriers on Clinical Trials Transparency

    insider
    1 May 2015 | 9:28 am
  • From Evidence-Based Medicine to Marketing-Based Medicine

    insider
    1 May 2015 | 2:24 am
    Dr Peter Parry is an Australian child & adolescent psychiatrist who has researched the "Pediatric Bipolar Disorder" diagnosis emanating from the USA, a diagnosis completely at odds with his training and clinical experience in Australian child and adolescent mental health. As part of his research into the PBD phenomenon, he noticed hundreds of internal pharmaceutical industry documents publicly released from court cases against pharmaceutical firms by State and Federal Attorney Generals in the USA. These documents concurred with findings of the US Senate "Grassley Commission" into…
  • AllTrials has changed the world

    insider
    1 May 2015 | 2:19 am
  • Psychiatrists With Ties to AstraZeneca Resign From Texas State Hospital

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

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

  • A Remembrance of Childbirth Author and Activist Sheila Kitzinger

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

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

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

    Guest Contributor
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” filmmaker Mary Dore and Our Bodies Ourselves founders discussed the critically acclaimed documentary and OBOS’s place in the women’s movement following a recent screening in Boston (video is available). OBOS founder Norma Swenson later wrote this reflection; read more reactions in the comments. by Norma Swenson As we approach International Women’s Day, viewing “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” Mary Dore’s remarkable, unique film on the women’s movement, feels perfectly timely. We are encouraged to remember our…
  • New Hesperian Book Focuses on Improving Health Through Community Organizing

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

  • Excuse Me, Is This Thing On?

    Rachel
    10 May 2015 | 6:56 am
    Ahem. I haven’t been seen around these parts in a while. For good reasons. The last year has been one of tremendous change, which culminated in December 2014 with my accepting an offer to become the director of a medical library and biomedical communications shop very close to where I grew up, in east Tennessee just west of the Appalachian mountains. It’s been a great and wonderful change, but the road to get here was extremely stressful. We had to sell a house, and quickly. We had to find a new place to rent that would allow us to keep our three cats and hundred-pound dog,…
  • What Happens When Fetal Rights Trump Women’s Human Rights

    Rachel
    26 Jan 2014 | 9:25 am
    I’m breaking my hiatus to point out that this is exactly what it looks like when states value the fetus’s potential for life over the consent, expressed wishes, and bodily autonomy of women. In her husband’s words: Though Mr. Muñoz did not speak at the hearing, he said in court papers that it has been painful to watch his wife deteriorate from the woman he knew to what he described as a corpse being kept alive against his wishes. “Over these past two months, nothing about my wife indicates she is alive,” he said in an affidavit. “When I bend down to kiss her forehead,…
  • *waves*

    Rachel
    15 Nov 2013 | 11:31 am
    Just poking my head up to say I’m still here, just swamped. Lots of personal things going on, busy at work (new area of responsibility, new title, and several systematic review projects while my usual partner in crime is on maternity leave), and responsibilities as a section program planner and official blogger for my annual professional conference in medical librarianship. Sometime soon I’ll be able to breathe, and will start writing here again. In the meantime, I still have regular posts for Our Bodies Ourselves every week.Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Interesting Things in MeSH 2014

    Rachel
    22 Sep 2013 | 9:01 am
    This one is for the medlibs and me, some interesting changes in MeSH for 2014: The concept (and term for) TEN has been absorbed into Stevens-Johnson Syndrome – makes some sense given the “spectrum of disease” aspect. Drug Toxicity has been replaced by Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions, which is much more tedious to type from memory. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome has been replaced by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Arachnidism has been changed to the much easier to remember Spider Bites. Tick Bites is new, too. Hearing Impaired Persons has been changed to the more…
  • Sunday News Round-Up, Announcements Edition

    Rachel
    25 Aug 2013 | 9:55 am
    A few things that have caught my eye recently: Rape Victims As Criminals: Illegal Abortion after Rape in Ecuador – I haven’t read this report yet, but wanted to pass it along for exploration of how restrictive anti-abortion laws make criminals out of rape victims. A reminder about the disproportionate violence experienced by transgender people. Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old black transgender woman, was beaten to death. Someone on Facebook this week mentioned they hope the vitriol directed at Chelsea Manning online was not representative of what people would say in person to a…
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    Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily

  • Subconscious learning shapes pain responses

    22 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    People can be conditioned to associate images with particular pain responses – such as improved tolerance to pain – even when they are not consciously aware of the images, research suggests.
  • New mechanism for Alzheimer's disease confirmed

    22 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    Decreased removal of toxic peptides in the brain causes the onset and first clinical signs of Alzheimer's disease, research suggests, rather than overproduction as has previously been assumed. This information can now be used to target specific genes to enhance their function in the brain of elderly or people at risk.
  • Microfluidic cell-squeezing device opens new possibilities for cell-based vaccines

    22 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    Researchers have shown that they can use a microfluidic cell-squeezing device to introduce specific antigens inside the immune system’s B cells, providing a new approach to developing and implementing antigen-presenting cell vaccines.
  • Mood instability common to mental health disorders, associated with poor outcomes

    21 May 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Mood instability occurs in a wide range of mental disorders, and is not exclusive to affective conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder, new research confirms. The research also found that mood instability was associated with poorer clinical outcomes.
  • Smoking, drug abuse could more than triple annual ER visits

    21 May 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Smokers are four times more likely than non-smokers to become frequent visitors of emergency rooms, according to findings uncovered by a preliminary study by an emergency room utilization researcher. Also, substance abuse and psychiatric illness could triple annual ER visits.
 
 
 
 
 
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    Renegade Health

  • The 21 Day Habit Myth

    Frederic Patenaude
    18 May 2015 | 12:43 am
    A few years ago, I was inspired by the concept that “it takes 21 days to form or break a habit.” So, I created my own 21 Day Challenge. The 21 Day Challenge was an online event where I encouraged thousands of people to take on or break three habits. Some people chose simple things like eating a green smoothie every day and going for a twenty minute walk. Some people attempted more challenging changes, such as adopting a raw food diet. The event was a success, but I realized it was a mistake of mine to ask people to choose three habits. Directing one’s attention on too many things at…
  • Biohacking: Can Cutting Edge Citizen Science Improve Your Health And Maximize Performance?

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    15 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    Interested in maximizing your biological potential, enhancing human health, personal performance, and happiness? Do emerging technologies and a citizen-science approach of self-experimentation provide the solution? Human performance boosting is big business. But does data tracking and personalized blood testing, or assortments of fringe technologies like biomagnetic field therapy increase wellness, prevent disease, lengthen lifespan, and enhance performance? The plugged-in high performance athlete scoring big bucks on the court and in endorsements is pushed to the edge. Will non-steroidal…
  • Instant Pot Review: What I Think After 6 Months

    Frederic Patenaude
    8 May 2015 | 10:18 pm
    On a recent Renegade Health Radio podcast, I talked to Kevin about my kitchen gadgets. Very few of them are incorporated into my lifestyle and are used on a regular basis. I don’t really use my Green Power juicer that often because I find juicing too much trouble. I prefer to use my Vita-Mix. The Vita-Mix, yes, is used regularly. The slow cooker is another item I fail to see as useful. You still have to chop everything. It still has to be cooked all day so you have to think ahead. So, that brings me to the second most important kitchen item that I use after my Vita-Mix: the Instant Pot.
  • Do B12 Shots Really Increase Energy?

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    8 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    “B12 injections are useful when you need them, but unless you’re B12 deficient,you’re not likely to get a quick recharge.” You’ve heard the reports. A tired mom gets a shot in her butt at her internist’s office and feels an electric buzz, alive again. Who doesn’t want to hum with energy? Vitamin B12 shots are called energy boosters because it’s believed they increase alertness and prevent fatigue. But is this true or merely an urban myth? The Red Vitamin When you get a B12 shot, you’ll notice that the color is dark red. B12 contains…
  • 3 Ways to Cut a Pineapple – New Video

    Frederic Patenaude
    8 May 2015 | 6:01 am
    We’ve been working a new concept of 2-minute videos, showing you quick tips and ideas for healthier living. Watch our first one and if you like it, we’ll produce more! Here are three ways to cut a pineapple:
 
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    In the Pipeline

  • A New Amination Reaction

    22 May 2015 | 3:44 am
    Phil Baran and group have another big new synthetic methods paper out in Science, and it's well worth a look. It's a radical mechanism, based on some earlier work from the group, as you might guess from the conditions: Fe(acac)2 and triethylsilane in ethanol. You take the reaction products and run them past some zinc in aq. HCl afterwards, to clear out some N,O-dialkylatedhydroxylamine side product that forms as the nitro group goes down in the first step - that sends everything to the N-alkyl form in the end. Some of these reactions have been run, the paper says, on scales up to tens of…
  • Guess What: Your Peers Are Already Reviewing You

    21 May 2015 | 4:38 am
    Looks like there are biologists who are getting a chance to figure out what social media can do to communication in their field. Nature News reports on the response to a PNAS paper published late last year from the Mouse ENCODE consortium. That one looked at gene expression profiling in various mouse tissue samples, and concluded that mice were, at that level, not as similar to humans as had been assumed. Not everyone bought into that conclusion. (This seems to be the destiny of most papers that come out under an ENCODE banner). Yoav Gilad and his co-worker Orna Mizrahi-Man, both at Chicago,…
  • Crappy Antibodies: Available Now, and for the Foreseeable Future

    21 May 2015 | 4:35 am
    I made a brief mention of this article yesterday, but I wanted to highlight it. It's a look, from Nature New, at the broader implications of the antibody problem in research. Antibodies are, of course, universal reagents in molecular biology assays. If you suddenly declared their use illegal, the field would just collapse. But we can't live with 'em, either, because a really significant percentage of the antibodies used are not as good as they should be. A really disturbing percentage of the scientific literature is (at the very least) complicated by this problem, and some of it is flat-out…
  • Controlling Proteins, One by One

    20 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    Here's what looks like a very useful method for turning protein function on and off, reported in a new paper in Nature Chemistry. (This PDF link may work for you). The authors, from the MRC Molecular Biology labs at Cambridge (right there on Francis Crick Avenue), have a neat system for optical switching. Here we introduce genetically directed bioorthogonal ligand tethering (BOLT) and demonstrate selective inhibition (iBOLT) of protein function. In iBOLT, inhibitor–conjugate/target protein pairs are created where the target protein contains a genetically encoded unnatural amino acid with…
  • A Young Blood Controversy

    20 May 2015 | 3:42 am
    The recent revival of interest in the way that the blood from younger animals (and people?) can improve the health of older ones came bundled with a particular protein candidate for the effect, GDF11. Several papers appeared on its effects in vivo, but there were people who found that odd, according to Nature News. Those results quickly made GDF11 the leading explanation for the rejuvenating effects of transfusing young blood into old animals. But that idea was confusing to many because GDF11 is very similar to the protein myostatin, which prevents muscle stem cells from differentiating into…
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • How do Scientists Study Dreams?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    15 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    Dreams are among the most personal and mysterious human experiences. They’re also one of the most ephemeral. Memories of our dreams are often incomplete and fleeting. You may wake from sleep with sharp and vivid recollections of a dream and strong residual emotions, only to lose those memories quickly, often within just a few minutes. Much of the experience of dreaming goes unremembered and unrecorded, seemingly beyond our grasp. It’s fascinating to learn about dreaming, to discover patterns and themes that appear in dreams across cultures and ages, and to speculate about the purpose of…
  • Insomnia Could Kill You - By Accident

    Dr. Michael Breus
    7 May 2015 | 11:41 am
    We talk a lot about the dangers of poor sleep, the risks to health, mental and physical well-being and performance, and to quality of life. One serious consequence of poor sleep that sometimes gets overlooked? The risk it poses to accidental death. A recent study puts in stark relief the dangers that can insomnia can pose by increasing the risks for unintended fatal injury. Researchers in Norway undertook a large-scale evaluation of the relationship between symptoms of insomnia and the risk of fatal accidental injury. Their study included 54,399 men and women between the ages 20-89, all of…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Introducing the Lily Camera

    Aaron Usiskin
    14 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    Amazing, another game changer. Lily is not the first one of its kind but it is waterproof so that makes it a leader. Plus it has the camera built in, GoPro that is a tough act to follow, $399 for a GoPro or a preorder of $499 for the Lily, ouch.CameraVideo Resolution: 1080p 60 fps / 720p 120 fpsVideo FOV: 94ºVideo Format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file formatPhoto Resolution: 12 MPDigital gimballingImage stabilizationFixed focusBattery and PowerBuilt-in Lithium-Ion Battery20 min of flight timeCharging via 5A charger2-hour charge timeSensorsAccelerometerThree-axis…
  • Keen's Original Water Shoe, Tiger Stripes!

    Aaron Usiskin
    12 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    Keen had a hit over ten years ago with their water shoe. I tried them out for sailing and it has to this day been the best sailing shoes I have ever owned. I talking about sailboat racing here, foredeck work, wet all the time and doing maneuvers on a deck that would normally be tough to crawl on let alone walk.I have been through Top Siders  since theses were the only shoes available when I was a kids, they seemed to have lost their way, great looking, but don't seem to stick like I want them too.Well it seems as though Keen never went away, I guess when you are satisfied with the…
  • Bell & Ross, Desert Type

    Aaron Usiskin
    1 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    I love watches the bigger looking the better, plus they need to be bullet proof. Bell & Ross has proven that over and over again, Desert Type is no exception. @ $4200 it is a bit steep but you will never need to replace it.The latest addition to Bell & Ross's popular BR 03 lineup is a new stainless steel limited edition called the Desert Type. The sandy beige dial has a nice contrast against the black PVD coated case which is sized at 42mm, a much more wearable size in comparison to its much larger 46mm siblings. The watch also features an automatic movement,…
  • Torch T2 Bike Helmet With Integrated Lights

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

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

  • During a Visit to My Doctor

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

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

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

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

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

  • Timely patient satisfaction surveys: No longer an option

    20 May 2015 | 12:39 pm
    by Tom Scaletta The healthcare industry is making major strides to elevate patient satisfaction as a key performance indicator. In fact, due to these satisfaction survey scores' influence on value-based reimbursement, the focus on them is only expected to grow inside the walls of healthcare organizations. In addition, the trend toward patient consumerism means that patients also demand transparency in satisfaction survey findings. As patients are encouraged to take more control over their care--selecting providers based on quality, cost and convenience--surveys will play a substantial role in…
  • ProMedica decision enables aggressive approach to hospital merger enforcement

    20 May 2015 | 12:36 pm
    by Charles Johnson In their effort to slow the pace of hospital consolidations, federal regulators have taken a new approach that has led to increased success. The Supreme Court recently declined to review the application of this new approach, suggesting that it will continue to be employed for the foreseeable future, with far-reaching consequences for the healthcare industry. Since the early 1980s, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has challenged hospital mergers that it believed to be anticompetitive, often successfully blocking such mergers before they were even consummated. In the late…
  • Activity-based costing helps providers deliver high-quality, low-cost care

    20 May 2015 | 12:35 pm
    by Jonathan H. Burroughs One of the seminal challenges of our healthcare profession is to measure actual costs in real time. All payers (e.g. the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, employers, consumers/patients, etc.) are willing to pay for healthcare services based upon our real costs with a reasonable margin; however, our inability (or now unwillingness) to do so is leading to reference-based pricing by payers and a "take it or leave it" approach that is frustrating for everyone concerned. A better approach is to embrace the tools and techniques available to look at real…
  • Unique device identifiers can save hospitals millions

    14 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    by Joe Drozda and Josh Rising Hospitals across the country face increased pressure to reduce healthcare costs while delivering high-quality care. In today's environment, how can they rein in spending while improving patient outcomes? There's no easy answer, but hospitals do have an effective option in the management of medical devices, such as coronary artery stents and implantable hips and knees, which account for more than $150 billion in healthcare spending each year. A new tool developed by the Food and Drug Administration can help hospitals better track medical devices, and give doctors…
  • How providers can use mHealth to reach millennials (and Gen Xers)

    14 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    by Jenn Riggle There is a lot of excitement about how mobile health (mHealth) can transform healthcare and improve the patient-clinician relationship. And while there may be some concerns about sharing mHealth data and the fact that hospital IT systems may not be ready to analyze all of this information, mHealth provides an important way to reach tech-savvy millennials (and their older counterparts, Gen X). A recent PNC Healthcare survey showed that millennials have limited interactions with their primary care physicians (PCP), and are less likely (61 percent) to visit their PCP than baby…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • Adult ADHD: Sometimes It's Your Fault, but Don't Let It Get You Down

    10 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Here's a story about four steps to coping with ADHD goof-ups. They're going to happen. You might as well prepare for them:Recently, I paid off my iPhone 5, and carrier unlocked it. This required resetting my device. While I erased all my data after making a backup, I did a happy dance that sounded a little like this:Whoohoo! I finally paid it off! I can jailbreak it now and sell it for big bucks and then get an iPhone 6 and get more than 16gb of storage which was a phenomenal mistake I mean, what was I thinking? 16gb is too small! Oh, is it ready? Heywaitaminute…where's all my Health…
  • Articles

    7 May 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Articles Published in ADDitude Magazine:Quiet the Riot: Blocking Out ADHD DistractionsHow I Learned to Make Deadlines...Despite These 7 Major ADD DistractionsProcrastination: Break Away from the Shame"Family Guy" Articles Published at ADDitudeMag.com:Losing It over Losing My WalletI Remembered I Forgot (Just in Time)ADHD and Adrenaline: Perfect Together?!The Day I Over-Shared about My DaughtersI Can’t Get on the Same Page as Everyone ElseHow My ADHD Anger Hurt My Marriage and KidsNo One Wants to Live with the HulkDid I Really Say That — Or Was I on ADHD Autopilot?Crazy, Stupid “Love”…
  • ADHD Adults Need a Little Self Control

    7 May 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Being distracted goes hand in hand with ADHD like crime & punishment, yet sometimes a harmless stroll around the internet has damaging repercussions. Late assignments, missed deadlines, bank fees, lost friendships, addiction… It sure seems unfair to be born this way. I mean, normal people never get distracted on the internet. Only we, poor, ADHD adults struggle with this great human tragedy. Except you know that isn’t true. The dopamine hit that everybody gets for likes, favorites, and new posts works across the human spectrum. Adults with ADHD just fall into the trap quicker and…
  • On Cybergoths, ADHD & Distraction

    3 May 2015 | 2:53 pm
    There is always one inciting moment that sends me off on an Internet safari of discovery. Most days I can pinpoint the moment and say, “Aha! There’s where I went astray!” On mornings like today, however, neck deep in distractions with multiple tabs opened on no less than three different devices, I have no idea when my “get up and get busy” became “get down and get funky”, but I sure had fun. There is no tip for you today beyond the importance of not beating yourself up when your mind strays. Sometimes our adult ADHD minds need to spin without…
  • ADHD Strikes Again! One Too Many Projects to Finish

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

  • Cancer waiting time targets – simply not good enough

    Heather Walker
    20 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    We’ve known for some time that NHS cancer services are at a tipping point. And over the last year, the NHS in England has failed to meet one of its key cancer targets: that 85 per cent of patients should start treatment within 62 days of being urgently referred by a GP (known as the ‘62 day wait’, see graphic):   The NHS in Wales has been having similar problems, although their target is higher – 95 per cent. The last time England’s figures were published, back in February, the target had again been missed, but there had seemed to be a small improvement. So this morning, we…
  • Many hands make light work – the evolution of clinical trials

    Aine McCarthy
    20 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    Today is International Clinical Trials Day, which aims to raise awareness of clinical trials – and their importance in modern medicine. It falls on 20th May because that’s the date of the first recorded clinical trial, conducted in 1747 by a Scottish naval surgeon called James Lind. He showed that giving scurvy-ridden sailors two oranges and a lemon every day cured their disease, providing the first evidence that including citrus fruits in people’s diets can prevent scurvy. More than two centuries later, trials are now a vital part of medicine. They prove, in a carefully controlled,…
  • Dame Sally Davies: ‘We can make research a statement, not a question’

    Cancer Research UK
    19 May 2015 | 4:08 am
    Professor Dame Sally Davies is England’s Chief Medical Officer. This is her reaction to our new report, published this morning, exploring how the NHS supports health research. You can read our blog post about the report here. When I was appointed as Chief Medical Officer, I saw it as a tremendous opportunity to put science and research at the heart of the National Health Service – and I still do.  That is why I was delighted to see the independent report commissioned by Cancer Research UK – Every Patient a Research Patient? Professor Dame Sally Davies is England’s Chief…
  • How to make the NHS a research powerhouse

    Dan Bridge
    18 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Modern medicine is built on the foundations of decades of medical research. And today’s patients get to reap its benefits. Whether understanding how to prevent cancer, discovering new drug treatments, or new ways of delivering radiotherapy and new surgical techniques – medical research has driven substantial improvements in cancer services over recent decades. So it’s really important that research continues to be a part of routine care for cancer patients. Every patient should have the opportunity to take part in research, so that their experience can contribute to the…
  • Proposed cuts to Europe’s research budget – why we’re fighting back

    Catherine Castledine
    18 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    Cancer research is a long game. The process of developing ideas, conducting experiments and analysing the results takes years. And translating these results into new tests or treatments for patients takes more time still. Yet we know it’s time – and money – well spent. Research is at the heart of everything we do. And we know that research today will benefit cancer patients in the future. We don’t receive any government funding for our research, but the Governments both here in the UK and in the European Union do provide money that is vital for the UK to be one of the best…
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Many Women Experience Stress, Depression During Pregnancy: Few Seek Help

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    22 May 2015 | 6:08 am
    While we are becoming more attentive to screening for depressive symptoms during pregnancy and the postpartum period, we may not always ask about stressful life events, especially when a woman has had what most would consider an “uncomplicated” pregnancy.  This is unfortunate, given the fact that many women experience a wide variety of stressors during […] The post Many Women Experience Stress, Depression During Pregnancy: Few Seek Help appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Anxiety in Pregnancy

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    20 May 2015 | 2:46 pm
    About 15% of women experience either anxiety or depressive symptoms  during pregnancy.  While we have data to support the reproductive safety of various antidepressant and anxiolytic medications, our data regarding the effects of these medications are incomplete and many women and their treaters are understandably reluctant to use medications in this setting.  Therefore we need […] The post Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Anxiety in Pregnancy appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Infants in the NICU: High Risk for PTSD in First-Time Mothers

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    19 May 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Having a newborn child in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is understandably stressful.  Previous studies have demonstrated that mothers in this setting are at increased risk for postpartum depression (PPD).  In addition, a recent study indicates that rates of post-traumatic disorder (PTSD) are very high in this population.  In this study from South Korea, […] The post Infants in the NICU: High Risk for PTSD in First-Time Mothers appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • In Brief: Study Finds No Link Between Antipsychotics and Gestational Diabetes

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    18 May 2015 | 7:29 am
    Given the number of younger women using atypical antipsychotic medications, we need more accurate data regarding the reproductive safety of these medications. To better understand the link between antipsychotic medication and medical conditions associated with pregnancy, including gestational diabetes and hypertension, researchers compared pregnancy outcomes in 1,021 pregnant women taking antipsychotic medication to outcomes in […] The post In Brief: Study Finds No Link Between Antipsychotics and Gestational Diabetes appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • In Brief: Treating Mom’s Depression Benefits Her Children

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    15 May 2015 | 7:08 am
    When a mother is depressed, her children are more likely to show symptoms of depression or anxiety. A study published in this month’s American Journal of Psychiatry has demonstrated that treatment of the mother’s depression with the antidepressant escitalopram (Lexapro) was associated with improvement in their children’s symptoms of depression. In this randomized double-blind trial, […] The post In Brief: Treating Mom’s Depression Benefits Her Children appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    Weighty Matters

  • If Gandhi Took a Yoga Class

    22 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    Probably the title of the post should read, "if hugely irreverent and free with the swear words Gandhi took a yoga class", as that's pretty much the set up for today's Funny Friday.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesIf You Can't Pronounce It, You Shouldn't Eat It?The World's Best Rendition of the ABCs?South Park Takes On the USDA's Dietary Guidance 
  • Money Laundering, Food Industry Style?

    21 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    I'm betting many nutrition, medical, and health professionals would be uncomfortable giving a talk sponsored by the Corn Refiners Association (the high-fructose corn syrup lobby). But what if the talk wasn't sponsored by the Corn Refiners, but rather by something that sounded like a medical institute? Optically being a speaker for what sounds like a medical institute would sure look a heck of a lot less like something a person like me might suggest is a conflict of interest. A few months ago I came across this symposium held at the American Society of Nutrition's (ASN) most recent Scientific…
  • You Almost Certainly Don't Need to Replenish Your Electrolytes

    20 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    The sport drink industry is a massive one. Estimated at nearly $7 billion in 2012 (and it was growing), the industry preys in part on the notion that because our sweat is salty, we need to replace it, and to replace it quickly. But do we? A study published way back in 1991 tried to answer that question. The researchers took 8 cyclists and ran them through 6 gruelling hours of intermittent cycling in an 86°F room of 50% humidity, and kept their intensities at 55% of their VO2 Max. Each cyclist repeated this exercise 3 times on 3 separate occasions and 3 separate conditions. Once with no water…
  • Mislabelling Physical Activity a "Vaccine Against Obesity" Carries Risk

    19 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    "By having regular physical activity including sports and non-sport activity, movement, and not to be sedentary, it's the best vaccine against obesity" - Jean-Michel Borys, Director EPODE European Network, at Coca-Cola funded "Together We Move" summit. And yet, study after study after study demonstrate that even heroic amounts of exercise seem to at best lead people to gain weight slightly more slowly, and certainly not to lose. In kids a 10 fold difference in objectively measured daily activity did not protect again obesity, nor did the vast majority of all RCTs involving school PE in three…
  • Saturday Stories: Optogenetics, Yogi Berra, and Fact Resistance

    16 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    John Colapinto in The New Yorker on the breakthrough in optogenetics (and also what optogenetics is).Dave Kaplan in the Wall Street Journal with an incredible story of kindness and Yogi Berra.Andy Borowitz, also in The New Yorker, describes the alarming rise in fact resistant humans.        Related StoriesSaturday Stories: Baltimore, Overkill, and Cancer Greeting CardsSaturday Stories: Beans, Radioactive Water, and Pap TestsSaturday Stories: Skin, GMOs, and Forensics 
 
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    Highlight HEALTH

  • Dying Matters: Talk, Plan, Live

    Walter Jessen
    20 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    During Dying Matters Awareness Week (May 18-24), the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging everyone to take the opportunity to talk openly with those closest to them about dying, death and bereavement. This year’s theme is ‘Talk, Plan, Live’ (hashtag #YODO, which stands for You Only Die Once). TALK ‘Talk’ encourages people to talk with their loved ones about sensitive matters. Remember that talking about dying won’t make it happen. You’re taking charge of what happens at the end of your life. It may be easiest to start talking about what you…
  • To the Edge of the Sky: the Fight to Save Children’s Lives and End Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Walter Jessen
    7 May 2015 | 9:07 pm
    New drugs are being developed to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy — and many other rare diseases — but the treatments are stalled at the FDA. A new Kickstarter campaign is raising funds to complete a documentary about parents fighting to stop Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and gain access to potentially life-saving drugs before the disease kills their children. Oscar winning filmmakers Jedd and Todd Wider from Wider Film Projects are working on a new documentary called To the Edge of the Sky about parents who are fighting to save the lives of their sons who are dying from…
  • 23andMe Aims to Use Genetic Data to Develop Drugs

    Walter Jessen
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:50 pm
    In a big shift of focus, the personal genomics company 23andMe recently announced the creation of a new therapeutics group with the intention of developing new therapies for both common and rare diseases. 23andMe, the Google-backed genetic testing startup that sells a $99 DNA saliva test, will expand from screening people for disease risk to developing new therapies to treat them. Along with the announcement, 23andMe has appointed Richard Scheller, Ph.D., recently retired from Genentech, Chief Science Officer and Head of Therapeutics, and bioinformatics pioneer Robert Gentleman, Ph.D., as…
  • Nationwide Study Reports Shifts in Americans’ Use of Natural Products

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

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

  • How to Live Well with Alzheimer’s

    Erin Kennedy
    20 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Display Title:  How to Live Well with Alzheimer’s Subtitle:  For families facing Alzheimer's, living well has a new meaning- it's vital to delaying the progression of the disease. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/alzheimer039s-disease/content/how-live-well-alzheimer-s Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Open Relationships: How Do They Work?

    Erin Kennedy
    15 May 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Display Title:  Open Relationships: How Do They Work? Subtitle:  Open relationships are an option for people who are perhaps less traditional than standard monogamous couples. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/sex-amp-relationships/content/open-relationships-how-do-... Align:  right Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • The Science Behind How Your Hormones Change During Menopause

    Erin Kennedy
    11 May 2015 | 3:55 pm
    There are three types of hormones in women: estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. When menopause kicks in, women experience several changes and sometimes imbalances among these hormones. Image:  URL:  Learn More Associated Editorial:  Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Block Weight:  -9 Two Columns:  No
  • Your Top Mental Health Questions Answered

    daniluna
    4 May 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Slide Title:  How can I overcome negativity? Image:  Image Text:  "If you are overwhelmed with schoolwork, talk to your teachers about this. They understand that it can be a bit overwhelming for some students and can work with you - they can also recommend a tutor if you need one."Read full answer here Slide Title:  Postpartum Depression or Postpartum Psychosis? Image:  Image Caption:  B-D-S/PhotoSpin Image Text:  "About 10-15% of women experience the more disabling and persistent postpartum depression, and 0.1-0.2% of women experience postpartum…
  • Dr. Ellen Antoine

    HER Radio
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    After years of health issues plaguing her family, Dr. Antoine wanted to understand the underlying causes rather than just treat the symptoms. Associated Editorial:  HER Radio - Health and Wellness Radio Show about Women Block Weight:  -3 Two Columns:  No read more
 
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  • In reply to “association of face-to-face handoffs and outcomes of hospitalized internal medicine patients”

    Will M. Schouten, M. Caroline Burton, LaKisha D. Jones, James Newman, Deanne T. Kashiwagi
    18 May 2015 | 12:02 am
  • Who is going to make the wise choice?

    David Leverenz, Wade Iams, Josh Heck, Donald Brady
    14 May 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Inspired by the American Board of Internal Medicine's Choosing Wisely® campaign, a group of housestaff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center created the Vanderbilt Choosing Wisely Steering Committee (VCWSC) to explore ways to apply the campaign's principles of high value care to daily practice. In this article, we propose that housestaff leadership is key in the implementation of high value care initiatives at academic health centers (AHCs). We then describe the formation and activities of the VCWSC in the hope that our success will inspire residents at other AHCs to create similar…
  • A coat with a clue

    Joseph Ebinger, Reza Sedighi Manesh, Gurpreet Dhaliwal, Bradley Sharpe, Bradley Monash
    14 May 2015 | 8:28 am
  • Esophageal variceal bleeding in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis

    Chaitanya Pant, Madhav Desai, Abhishek Deshpande, Ryan Taylor, Mojtaba Olyaee, Richard Gilroy
    14 May 2015 | 8:28 am
    Esophageal variceal bleeding (EVB) is a frequent complication in cirrhotic patients resulting in considerable mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence, impact, and trends of EVB in hospitalized cirrhotic patients on a nationwide level in the United States. We interrogated data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2002 to 2012. Utilizing International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes, we analyzed hospital discharges for cirrhosis and related EVB in adult patients. EVB in cirrhotic patients was independently…
  • In reference to “Association of face-to-face handoffs and outcomes of hospitalized internal medicine patients”

    Sukhchain Singh
    14 May 2015 | 8:27 am
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    The American Journal of Medicine

  • Erratum

    31 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Isogai T, Yasunaga H, Matsui H, et al. Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters on Mortality as an Adjuvant to Antithrombotic Therapy. Am J Med. 2015;128:312.e23-312.e31
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    31 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Cohen SM, Kim J, Roy N, et al. Delayed Otolaryngology Referral for Voice Disorders Increases Health Care Costs. Am J Med. 2015;128:426.e11-426.e18.
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    31 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Christianson L, Matthews RV, Rahmitoola SH. Early Repolarization Masquerading as STEMI. Am J Med. 2014;127:e1-e2.
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    European Journal of Internal Medicine

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  • Prognostic value of multidimensional indices in ambulatory COPD patients

    Rafael Golpe, Noemí Mengual-Macenlle, Irene Martín-Robles, Pilar Sanjuán-López, Luis A. Pérez de Llano
    20 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) advocates the use of multidimensional prognostic indices for staging, monitoring and guiding decision-making in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) [1]. The previous severity staging based on airflow limitation has been substituted for a grading (ABCD) system that also includes exacerbations and symptoms [1]. On the other hand, comorbidities are frequent in COPD, and patients often die from other diseases than COPD. De Torres et al.
  • More on homeopathy

    Silvio Garattini
    19 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Finally a government body has had the courage to express a clear opinion on homeopathy. The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council has declared that homeopathy is not an effective treatment for any health condition [1]. This is the result of analysis of more than 1800 articles concerning clinical trials, systematic reviews, published guidelines and data made available by homeopathy organizations. The analysis covered 225 papers where homeopathic treatments were compared to controls.
  • Prior statin use and the outcomes in patients with first-attack acute pancreatitis: A retrospective cohort study

    Sz-Iuan Shiu, Pei-Fang Su, Li-Ho Jang, Bor-Jen Lee, Chen-Yu Wang
    17 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We investigated whether prior stain use before admission for a first-attack AP would reduce the severity and mortality rate of a first-attack of AP with a dose–response relationship.
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  • Some useful medical journals

    White Horse
    4 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    Hi Everyone This is whitehorse ,,i hereby share some useful journals which i used to read it ,let me know your comments and some journals which i miss it over here journal list
  • Drugs Causing Depression

    dr. Pradeep Sandulal Jaiswal
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
    DRUGS CAUSING DEPRESSION DRUG COMMENT Acyclovir In high doses Anabolic steroids Asparginase Baclofen Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Beta-blockers Bromocryptine Carbamazepine  At high doses Contraceptives Corticosteroids Cycloserine Clonidine Dapsone Digitalis At high dose or in elderly patients Diltiazem Disopyramide Halothane Postoperatively H-2 receptor antagonists Interferon-α Isoniazid Levodopa Especially in elderly patients Mefloquine Metoclopramide Metrizamide Methyldopa Nalidixic acid Narcotics NSAIDs Nifedipine Phenylephrine Phenylpropanolamine Withdrawal Prazocin Procaine derivatives…
  • Beneficial Courses for doctors.

    Dr. Anil Nirale
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I.C.L.S courses can be done by doctors who has a keen interest in cosmetology profession as a career. I.C.L.S courses are offered in computerized and modular pattern to suit individual need. Doctors from Allopathic, Homeopathy, Ayurvedic fields as well as Science students can take benefit of ICLS modular courses in the subjects of: · Advanced Hair Sciences (Trichology) · Advanced Face & Skin Treatment · Weight Loss Therapy · Advanced course in Management of Ageing Face · & Other specialized courses like "Body Piercing". The mission of I.C.L.S. is to make every person succeed in…
  • Pharmaceuticals & IT: 2 Successful ‘Made in India’ stories from the last 2 decades - the Govt’s role could not have been more different

    Nitin Jain
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:56 am
    Medyog Blog Governments have always occupied the commanding heights of the economy through which they have had a colossal impact on the evolution of industries. It would seem rather improbable that a full-fledged industry could thrive while being on the adverse side of regulation. The rise and the fall of Napster is a good example. While Uber may seem to be at the other extreme, it is worth remembering that this revolution could easily be quashed if the Californian states government had been more sympathetic to the concerns of the taxi unions. We would probably not had a company commanding a…
  • comparison of Cilnidipine with Amlodipine

    dr. Pradeep Sandulal Jaiswal
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    COMPARISON WITH AMLODIPINE PARAMETER CILNIDIPINE AMLODIPINE Ca+ channels blockage Both L-type of cardiac and N-type neuronal calcium channel Only L-type cardiac calcium channel Cardioprotection Mediates through reducing heart rate and cardiac contraction Reflux increase in heart rate and cardiac contraction Renoprotection Decreases intraglomerular pressure Reduces risk of renal failure Increases intraglomerular pressure Reduction in proteinuria More effective (50% reduction) Less effective Neuroprotection Reduces oxidative stress No Side effects like ankle edema, tachycardia No Yes
 
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  • Happy Birthday Dad!

    GruntDoc
    21 May 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Thanks for not killing me all those years ago.         Related posts: Happy Fathers’ Day, dad Thanks for not strangling me, even when I deserved it.... Happy Birthday, Marines! SemperFi I post this every year, and I still enjoy... Happy 239th Birthday US Navy Here’s to all those in the Sea Services. There’s a... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • The NYT, Maureen Dowd, and Dr. Caplan

    GruntDoc
    5 May 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Behold, a very worthy rant.  Recommended. No related posts.
  • It’s GruntDoc.com’s birthday!

    GruntDoc
    2 May 2015 | 10:46 am
    The thirteenth, and as such is in that awkward non-communicative phase.  Thanks to the seven of you for checking in from time to time!  Yes, I intend to keep this. Should my current situation change, I suspect long form blog posts would return. Related posts: Problem? “@EMDocBrett: @gruntdoc @Apathetic_Cynic @movinmeat Problem is that I stand 100% with @gruntdoc on this one!” Problem? “@EMDocBrett: @gruntdoc @Apathetic_Cynic @movinmeat Problem is that I stand... RT @Apathetic_Cynic: Not a problem “@EMDocBrett: @gruntdoc @Apathetic_Cynic @movinmeat Problem is that I…
  • A wonderful Fisking

    GruntDoc
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:56 pm
    I’m neither terribly for nor against paramedics working as employees in the ED, but I love people ripping apart straw man arguments. Texas ENA’s Unprofessional Attack on EMS Author’s note: I generally avoid posting non-tech matters on my blog, but this unprofessional, unsubstantiated, fear-mongering attack of EMS in Texas has me boiling. I present to you something that doesn’t just affect Texas EMS, but EMS in the entirety of the United States of America. This has been fought in other states, and if it isn’t stopped now, will set a precedent and spill into many more states and…
  • They call me ‘Doc’

    GruntDoc
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:07 pm
    For the mighty Navy Corpsmen, past, current and future.   No related posts.
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • Move It May: Goals

    Angie
    1 May 2015 | 12:44 pm
    I must get back on the fitness wagon. I have been down and out but want/NEED to get moving. My goal for may is to MOVE IT every day. It doesn’t matter what it is, I just have to get up and move. I’m looking for workouts that don’t involve my arms so much. At […] The post Move It May: Goals appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • Summer Camp for Kids Affected by Cancer

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

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

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

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

  • Head injuries could result in neurodegenerative disease in rugby union players

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Oxford University Press) A new article publishing online today in the Quarterly Journal of Medicine has reported the first case showing an association between exposure to head injuries in rugby union players and an increased risk in neurodegenerative disease.
  • Subconscious learning shapes pain responses

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Karolinska Institutet) In a new study led from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet, researchers report that people can be conditioned to associate images with particular pain responses - such as improved tolerance to pain -- even when they are not consciously aware of the images.
  • Breastfeeding protects against environmental pollution

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of the Basque Country ) Living in a city with a high level of vehicle traffic or close to a steel works means living with two intense sources of environmental pollution. However, a study conducted by the UPV/EHU researcher Aitana Lertxundi indicates that the harmful effect of PM2.5 pollution particle matter and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) disappears in breastfed babies during the first four months of life. According to the results of the research, breastfeeding plays a protective role in the presence of these two atmospheric pollutants.
  • Ledipasvir plus sofosbuvir: Hint of added benefit in further patient group

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) The documents subsequently submitted by the manufacturer show an advantage in sustained virologic response also for hepatitis C infection of genotype 1 with HIV coinfection without cirrhosis of the liver.
  • Cutting edge research and collegiality the focus of EuroPCR 2015

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (EuroPCR) Technique, talk, and talent were three buzzwords at the 2015 EuroPCR congress. New study data have been increasingly showcased at EuroPCR and this year's meeting featured over 70 new abstract sessions throughout the four-day meeting, across five interventional tracks.
 
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    22 May 2015 | 3:30 am
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  • 10 secrets of the perfect DIY manicure

    mgreer
    19 May 2015 | 12:19 pm
  • 4 nail trends to try right now

    mgreer
    19 May 2015 | 11:59 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Megan Kirkwood; Photos by Geoffrey Ross Short Description:  Your go-to nail treatment may be a bit dated now, but the good news is, you can get an instant upgrade on last year’s looks with these trending manicure tweaks Slide Title:  The five-colour mani Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  Love the playfulness of last season’s accent nail? Then the five-colour mani is for you! Simply choose five shades in one colour family and paint each nail a different hue. Red is a classic place to start. From…
  • 5 Skin Issues You Can Solve Before Summer

    mgreer
    19 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Jackie Middleton Short Description:  With summer just around the corner, it’s time to embrace flirty skirts, shorts and bathing suits. But is your skin ready? Here are 5 skin problems and how you can fix them in time for that trip to the beach Slide Title:  Skin problem: Keratosis pilaris Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  Annoying - but harmless - tiny white or red bumps that can appear on your arms, buttocks, face and thighs, Keratosis pilaris develops when keratin (a naturally occurring skin…
  • 8 Bad Excuses to Not Wear Sunscreen

    mgreer
    19 May 2015 | 10:16 am
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  • Babies or bust? What new data on millennial birth rates means for the future

    Susan Heavey
    21 May 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Photo: H is for Home via Flickr It’s no secret that raising children is an expensive proposition. But for millennials, who entered adulthood during the worst economic slump since the Great Depression, the 2007-09 recession appears to have done a double-whammy on their decision to enter parenthood. A recent study by the Urban Institute found that women in their 20s had fewer babies amid the soft economy than those in previous decades. And while it is still too early to know whether they will “catch up” by having children later, the paper written by Nan Marie Astone, Steven Martin and H.
  • More aging boomers at risk of becoming elder orphans

    Liz Seegert
    21 May 2015 | 6:01 am
    Maria Torroella Carney Are you familiar with the term “elder orphan?” That’s how one researcher describes a coming wave of childless and unmarried baby boomers and seniors who are aging alone and unsupported, with no known family member or designated surrogate to act on their behalf. Nearly one-quarter of Americans over age 65 are already part of or are at risk to join this vulnerable group. With no family member available to check up on them, elder orphans require more awareness and advocacy to ensure their needs are met, said Maria Torroella Carney, M.D., chief of geriatric and…
  • What that recent emergency department survey didn’t tell us

    Joanne Kenen
    20 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    Earlier this month many of us received a news release from the American College of Emergency Physicians about a survey that indicates emergency department visits are rising along with coverage expansion under the Affordable Care Act. This was happening even though one important goal of the health law is to connect people with primary care physicians so they wouldn’t feel compelled to go to the ED for primary care. While many of us ignored the release or, at most, wrote a brief; some large news outlets did give the survey big play, even linking the increase to expanded Medicaid coverage.
  • Seniors struggle to access adequate dental care

    Mary Otto
    19 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    Photo: Maggie Osterberg via Flickr Many Americans lose their private dental benefits when they retire. But Medicare, the nation’s health insurance program for seniors, does not cover routine dental procedures. The situation leaves millions of elders, living on fixed incomes, making hard choices about when to seek care – and, as in Thelma Chappell’s case, postponing a dental visit until the pain gets too bad to ignore. The Texas retiree told reporter Hanah Cho, a special contributor for The Dallas Morning News, that she lived with a persistent toothache for a month. When the ache began…
  • Debunking myths designed to hinder price, quality transparency efforts

    Joseph Burns
    18 May 2015 | 12:33 pm
    When writing about transparency in health care prices and quality, journalists should expose the myths that health care providers promote. That’s the advice Francois de Brantes gave during a session on price and quality transparency at Health Journalism 2015 last month. The executive director of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3), de Brantes (@Fdebrantes) said, “Call them on their bull sh–. Their arguments against price and quality transparency are bogus.” Yet when state legislatures consider laws promoting the public reporting of health care prices and…
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  • How to Prevent and Treat Urinary Tract Infections

    21 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Alice Lesch Kelly, Special to LifescriptIt’s only 10 a.m., yet you can’t seem to stop rushing to the ladies’ room. You’ve got all the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI), but how did you get it? Here’s what you need to know about some of the surprising ways to prevent and treat urinary tract infections... It’s been called the “honeymoon disease” because frisky newlyweds often come down with it. But the painful and urgent symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs) are more than just a harmless annoyance. They can result in serious…
  • Manage Menopausal Symptoms at Work

    21 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Susan Spillman, Special to LifescriptMenopause can be hard enough, but handling symptoms at work brings up new problems. Here’s how to succeed on the job despite menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, fatigue and “brain fog”... As a seasoned broadcaster, Ann Abernathy has always felt comfortable in front of the camera. That is, until she burst into menopausal hot flashes while hosting a charity telethon on live TV in Santa Barbara, Calif. Each time she spoke, “a flurry would just overtake me – my face turned red and purple, and sweat started pouring down my…
  • 12 Facts About Women and Depression

    21 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Shanna Thompson Zareski, Special to Lifescript Depression symptoms in women can be tricky to pinpoint. Maybe it's just the blues... but it could be something more. Can you snap out of it? Do natural remedies really work? We separate fact from fiction with these 12 common depression myths... Depression Myth #1: Women get blue more often than men. TrueDepression is twice as common in women than men. “Women are a petri dish for mood disturbance,” says Michael E. Silverman, Ph.D., co-director of the Division of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New…
  • When Is Medical Help Necessary for the Flu?

    21 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffWe all expect to deal with at least one cold or flu each winter. But knowing when to get medical help when you have diabetes and the flu is less clear-cut. A good guideline is to seek medical help when you cannot keep down liquids, says the American Diabetes Association (ADA).Contrary to popular belief, eating solid food isn’t essential during short-term illness, says the ADA. Most people have ample body fat stores to provide energy. However, you do need to be able to drink liquids and, preferably, carbohydrate-containing fluids. If you’re unable to hold…
  • In Control of Her ABL

    21 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Kelley Connors, ABLinfo.orgAccidental bowel leakage can be sudden and embarrassing. But one woman doesn’t let it stop her from enjoying life. Here’s how she does it… “Little bowel leaks” disrupted Anita Furr’s lifestyle for a year. They’d occur unexpectedly and send her running to a bathroom. “It’s very embarrassing to go into the ladies’ room and find that you’ve soiled your clothes,” says Furr, 68. As a result, “I didn’t even take a walk with friends without knowing where the bathroom was,” says…
 
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  • Dessert With Breakfast Can Help You Drop Pounds

    18 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerDessert for breakfast and still lose weight? It may sound too good to be true, but it’s not. An Israeli study of nearly 200 obese adults found that a 600-calorie breakfast combining dessert with typical fare helped stave off cravings for sweets later in the day. Dessert-eating dieters lost more weight and kept it off over longer periods of time compared with low-carbohydrate breakfast eaters. Study participants were divided into two diet groups, each with identical caloric intake. Men were allowed 1,600 calories per day and women…
  • Vitamin D and Exercise to the Rescue

    11 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerWhen it comes to falling down, there’s good news and not-so-good news about the roles of exercise and vitamin D. Exercise, with or without vitamin D supplements, cuts the rate of injuries from falls by more than 50% in older women who participated in a clinical trial. The rate of injury was further improved by adding vitamin D to an exercise regimen. But – neither exercise training nor vitamin D supplementation helped reduce the number of falls in older women, the study found. The Finnish study, published in JAMA Network…
  • No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism, Large Study Finds

    4 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerIn case you’re still wondering about a connection between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) and autism… A recent large study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found no such link. The report, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), is the latest in a series of investigations that clearly show the safety of the MMR vaccine. Persistent beliefs that vaccination causes autism, despite several national studies proving the contrary, prompted the federally sponsored analysis. The study…
  • Divorce Increases Your Risk of Heart Attack, Study Shows

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerDivorce hurts beyond the expected broken heart, financial upheaval and upturned life. It also puts women, especially, at risk for heart attack. Learn how and why… Divorce is a major life stressor with emotional, financial and physical consequences. A new study from Duke University suggests that divorce is significant lifetime risk factor for a heart attack. And the risks associated with multiple divorces are especially high in women and not improved by remarriage. Marriage is good for your health The health benefits of marriage…
  • Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig Deliver the Diet Goods, Study Finds

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

    Joe Eitel
    15 May 2015 | 12:09 pm
    I read an interesting article several months ago in the LA Times (read it here). It was an interview with Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic at Arizona State University. He had some interesting things to say about the negative health implications of sitting too much, even saying “sitting could be worse than smoking.” Dr. Levine mentions that for every hour you sit, you lose 2 hours of your life. Based on that statement, people who sit for 8 hours a day, 5 days per week at a computer are shortening their life by more than 3 days per week. That’s pretty alarming, and it’s got…
  • “Disruptive Innovations” in the Healthcare System [Infographic]

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

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

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

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

  • A lighter, veggie-full spinach lasagna

    Dr. Ayala
    20 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    This is a light-on-cheese lasagne, with a good amount of veggies and a nontraditional, light béchamel layer to top it all -- all the comfort and richness you'd expect, with fewer calories than your traditional recipe.
  • When the default isn’t fries and soda

    Dr. Ayala
    13 May 2015 | 6:55 am
    What would kids eat if salads and strawberries replaced French fries on the menu? Most of them would order the salad and strawberries, finds a new study.
  • Easy and delicious homemade hummus

    Dr. Ayala
    6 May 2015 | 7:34 am
    If you have a food processor or a blender at hand you can make delicious home-made hummus in no time, and season it just right for your personal taste.
  • What 2 weeks of soda can do to your heart

    Dr. Ayala
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    A new study finds that within 2 weeks of drinking average levels of sugary drinks people develop risk factors for heart disease, such as higher levels of LDL, triglycerides and uric acid, and the higher the HFCS they drink, the higher the level of heart risk factors.
  • Does restaurant food raise blood pressure?

    Dr. Ayala
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    Eating out more often is known to be associated with overweight, but a new study found that even for young people, just one more meal out is also linked to higher blood pressure.
 
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    Healthier Talk

  • Try These Foods for Better Colon Health

    Victor Marchione, M.D.
    22 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    Some of the best health advice around is to up your intake of legumes (beans) and switch out white rice for its brown cousin. Adding green vegetables and dried fruit to your regular diet is also adding healing foods to your repertoire. This story is about food cures, particularly those now proven to reduce your risk of colon polyps. A new study found that eating legumes at least three times a week and brown rice at least once a week reduced the risk of colon polyps by 33% and 40%, respectively. The researchers went on to find out that cooked green veggies and dried fruit were also…
  • Discover the Art of Meditation and Supercharge Your Mind

    Jim Schreiber
    21 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Results of ongoing research shed new light on the mechanisms of meditation. Recent studies now confirm that you don’t have to be a monk to enjoy deep relaxation, increased attention span, better cognition and other health benefits meditation is offering. Until recently, it was believed that one has to spend many years training in meditation in order to see any real and lasting improvements in health. However, both everyday experience and psychology research are now starting to agree that our mind may be easier to cognitively train than we previously thought. In fact, just four days of…
  • The 10 Best Ways to Make Fitness FUN

    Jason Bosley-Smith, CSCS, FDN
    20 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    For many, the idea of traditional exercise and fitness can be, well, just plain boring. Getting motivated to begin and even more so actually adhering to some regular exercise and physical activity can be a challenge. In some part this comes from antiquated notions that exercise is limited to monotonous machine workouts and slogans such as “no pain, no gain.” It’s all a matter of perception and of application. Replace adjectives like “work”, “intense”, and “exercise” with “play”, “invigorating, and “activity”…
  • How to Choose a Safer, Natural Sunscreen this Summer

    Dr. Amanda Levitt
    19 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Beaches, pools, hikes, and excursions…summer is filled with many opportunities for fun family adventure.  What can we do as parents to make this summer safe as well as exciting for our children?  That is a question that parents in my practice frequently ask.  Here are the facts about sunscreen safety: Chemical vs. Mineral sunscreens: The most common ingredients in chemical sunscreens are oxybenzone, octisalate, octinoxate, and avobenzone.  The most common, oxybenzone, has several potential risks associated with its use.  First of all, oxybenzone can trigger allergic reactions.  More…
  • E-cigarettes Cause Serious Lung Damage

    Edward Martin
    18 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you’re trying to quit smoking, you’ve got the right idea. But if you think smokeless “e-cigarettes” are a safer alternative or a tool to help you quit, your right idea is on the wrong track. Despite the marketing hype, these gimmicky battery-powered cigarettes haven’t proven to be any safer than regular smokes — and the latest research shows they come with plenty of risks of their own, including significant changes to the airways after just a few minutes of use. Greek researchers asked 30 otherwise healthy smokers to try e-cigarettes, then watched to see…
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    mobihealthnews

  • UPenn to study how social accountability affects blood pressure monitoring adherence with Withings cuff

    Aditi Pai
    21 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    The University of Pennyslvania plans to conduct a study that will examine if social incentives improve adherence to home blood pressure monitoring in patients with hypertension, according to the study description posted at ClinicalTrials.gov. The patients involved in the trial will have a history of cerebral infarction and uncontrolled blood pressure. Researchers plan to recruit 90 people for the trial. Participants who are recruited for the […]
  • Study: Text reminders helped Amerigroup members book physical exams

    Aditi Pai
    21 May 2015 | 11:13 am
    Amerigroup Washington members who both had a TracFone Lifeline phone and had enrolled in Connect4health, Voxiva’s health texting program, were three times more likely to attend their annual physical exam within 90 days of receiving text reminders, according to an analysis of national Amerigroup claims data. More than 200,000 Amerigroup members across 11 states have enrolled in Connect4health and 3,500 members […]
  • Apple is adding Apple Watch support to IBM enterprise apps, starting with healthcare

    Jonah Comstock
    21 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    Apple has added Apple Watch support to three of its 22 enterprise apps designed in collaboration with IBM, including its app for nurses, Hospital RN. 9to5Mac first spotted the updates to Apple’s enterprise app website. “The Hospital RN app for iOS gives nurses the power to spend less time tracking down information and more time caring […]
  • Eli Lilly invests in smartphone-connected insulin pen startup

    Jonah Comstock
    21 May 2015 | 10:46 am
    San Diego, California-based Companion Medical, a stealthy medical device startup developing a Bluetooth-connected insulin pen and connected app, has closed its second round of funding, led by Eli Lilly and Company. The funding amount was not disclosed. Companion Medical previously raised $400,000 last year from Diamyd Medical, according to an SEC filing and a statement from the […]
  • Analysis: Fitbit leads fitness tracker space, but not overall wearable space

    Jonah Comstock
    21 May 2015 | 8:54 am
    A new report from analyst firm Argus Insights suggests that, while Fitbit is the clear leader in the fitness tracking device space, within the larger market, which includes smartwatches, its market share may be slipping away — bad news for a company on the brink of IPO. Argus doesn’t track unit sales or shipments, but instead […]
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • 10 A-List Women Who Love Their Bodies Without Your Permission

    Jessica Tholmer
    18 May 2015 | 11:25 am
    It is incredibly refreshing to have public figures, celebrities, and actresses who speak out against the body obsession that runs rampant in Hollywood and throughout our country. In this day and age in particular, it is high time we have women to look up to who take care for themselves, but also defy the traditional [...]
  • 11 Hikes You Must Take This Summer

    Jessica Tholmer
    15 May 2015 | 9:54 am
    Some people hike all year, and some of us are fair-weather hikers. Regardless of what type of hiker you consider yourself to be, it is undoubtedly time to lace up the boots. If you are planning a trip to a new part of the country, or if you are simply tired of the same ‘ole [...]
  • Get Ripped Like Summer 2015′s Biggest Blockbuster Stars

    Jessica Tholmer
    11 May 2015 | 8:35 am
    Blockbuster movie season has officially begun. Though there are many, many reasons to see the following films, these action-packed summer movies feature some of the hottest celebrities in the world. If you use A-listers as your guiding light at the gym, see how can you combine your workout with your favorite new movie. The secret? [...]
  • 30-Minute Outdoor Fitness Circuit That Lets You Skip the Gym

    AcaciaTV
    7 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    Take it from AcaciaTV motivation coach Alison Heilig, you don’t have to join a gym to get in shape and lose weight. Heck, you don’t really even need any equipment. “Every time, we change it up and make a game of it to keep it exciting,” Heilig said of her weekly workouts with her neighborhood [...]
  • Try This Healthier Work-At-Home Fitness Routine

    Pamela
    4 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Congratulations! You have finally escaped the cube farm and negotiated a work-from-home schedule. You imagine sleeping in a little later, trading high heels and skirts for sneakers and sweats, and saving a ton of money skipping your morning latte run in favor of your own Keurig creation. Working from home can help work/life balance and [...]
 
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    Blogged Arteries

  • Failure to Address Physician ICD-10 Concerns, Misalignment of Federal Health IT Priorities are Strategic Blunders

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    18 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This article was originally published in Digitized Medicine on May 18, 2015. Reprinted with permission. Texas Representative Ted Poe has introduced H.R. 2126, the Cutting Costly Codes Act of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • TMA Endorses Medicare Reform Bill

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
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  • 5 Reasons True Conservatives Should be Cheering the Medicare Reform Plan

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:55 am
    Texas physicians, of course, are applauding the news reports that a bipartisan plan to repeal Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula is picking up steam. Physicians are tired of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Faces of First Tuesdays

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:47 pm
    A snapshot of a few of the 300 physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members who came to be lobbyists for a day at the February 2015 First Tuesdays at the Capitol. Register now for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Announcing TMA PracticeEdge

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Texas Physicians to Benefit from First-Of-Its Kind Organization Created by Texas Medical Association and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas  TMA PracticeEdge to Offer Physicians Options... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Health in 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Do not RUIN your weekend with a deprivation diet

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    22 May 2015 | 2:27 am
    If you try and diet tonight, it will probably RUIN your weekend. So let's be honest, let's be real...let's find a way for you to enjoy life on the weekends while still losing weight. There's no reason to go to a Memorial Day Weekend movie or cookout and not have a treat. You don't have to deprive yourself all the time. That will just make you quit your diet ... while ruining your social
  • Last chance for burning stubborn fat with Roman

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    22 May 2015 | 2:20 am
    Bad news. This is going to upset a lot of people. Before you head into your weekend there's something you need to know...John Romaniello's proven fat loss solution for FIXING the final 5-10 pounds of stubborn fat is about to increase in price.If you want to save over 51% off the normal price and get all of his bonus goodies, you must take action today.Go here for Roman's fat burning secrets to
  • Exactly how to eat on weekends

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    20 May 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Call me odd, but when it comes to the weekends, I'll be honest with you...... I relate GOOD food with a great time.   I don't want to eat chicken and broccoli on a Friday night. I want to go out for dinner to my favorite restaurant and eat whatever I want and then follow that up with an action flick, like the latest Avengers movie (just watched - it's awesome!). You see, I'm what
  • Pump Paradise and Perfect Productivity

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    20 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    Wow. Meathead Pump Paradise. Just finished an upper body TT Meathead program down at the local YMCA. Ran into an old high school teacher that asked me to speak at a small business meeting in June. Should be fun.Today's a beautiful day in our little Victorian city and buses filled with high school-aged students from Toronto were circling the city looking for parking spots as English teachers
  • Caffeine and Squats

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    18 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    You are in for a treat today. LOL. When I consume caffeine my mind races. It vomits ideas left and right. I get a little more truthful, I say what's on my mind. Most of the time it's good, although sometimes it lacks a filter. Enjoy!But first, here's why I had caffeine. It was squat day. So after my morning writing and a dog walk, I had a Green Tea, some cacao nibs, walnuts, brazil nuts, and
 
 
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    HealthBlawg :: David Harlow's Health Care Law Blog

  • N of 1 – Reflections on Extracting Knowledge from Data

    David Harlow
    18 May 2015 | 10:43 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • An avalanche of unnecessary medical care

    David Harlow
    11 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Locked Down or Blocked Up? ONC Report on Health Information Blocking

    David Harlow
    6 May 2015 | 6:14 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Privacy and Security Guide released by ONC

    David Harlow
    5 May 2015 | 4:19 am
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  • Medicare Part D payments: A little more sunshine

    David Harlow
    4 May 2015 | 5:13 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
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    InsureBlog

  • Life Partners back in the news

    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    We first started blogging on this monumentally bad idea in 2010:"So who really loses here?  [I]t would have to be the poor saps who bought into this idea, and forked over $50,000 (minimum!) to do so."In 2012, we noted that "Life Partners Holdings, Inc. has been cleared of allegations by Texas state securities officials that it did not register life settlement transactions as securities under state law."So, bullet dodged, right?Not so fast there, pardner:"The bankruptcy trustee for Life Partners Holdings Inc. is seeking to control the proceeds of life insurance policies held by its…
  • Health Wonk Review at Julie's Place

    21 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    HWR co-ordinator Julie Ferguson steps up to host this week's 'Review (your scheduled host, moi, is dealing with end-of-life issues with the canine member of our family).Please drop by for some great insights.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Unalienable Insurance?

    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Via co-blogger Bob:Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Georgia On My Mind

    21 May 2015 | 6:08 am
    For the last 5+ years Humana has been my "go to" carrier for individual health insurance. Although I have scaled back my under 65 health insurance business, I still used them almost exclusively throughout 2014 and 2015.This will be my last year to write any traditional health insurance. After 40 years in this business, switching from large employer group plans to small group and individual coverage, starting in 2016 and going forward my focus will be exclusively helping those age 65 and older searching for answers to their questions about Medicare.Humana has been good for my clients, and…
  • Dear HHS, Will You Share My ACA Success Story?

    20 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    March 23, 2010 was an historic day for health insurance in America. It was on this day when we all rejoiced knowing that Obamacare was going to reduce the average premiums for a family of four by $2500. It was going to help small businesses find affordable options to offer employees. It was going to eliminate "junk" insurance policies. Employees were told that if they liked their plans they could keep them.So how has this Obamacare thingy helped my small company: We have seen an overall decrease in benefits since 2010.From November 2010 to our current plan year premiums have increased…
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    Health Business Blog

  • Health Wonk Review is up

    dewe67
    22 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    Check out the Pre-Memorial Day edition of the Health Wonk Review. Workers’ Comp Insider takes over the wheel this week.
  • Hang up and dial 911

    dewe67
    21 May 2015 | 10:51 am
    The easy button American consumers are used to fast access to service: Check the web to see when an Amazon package is arriving (sometimes same day now), speak to a customer service rep at Fidelity 24 x 7. If anything, convenience is increasing as pain points are being addressed. For example, I experienced frustration and poor service from the local cab company for 25 years, but now I can just press a button and summon an Uber in minutes, watching the driver’s progress on the map as the car approaches. Healthcare sort of understands that it needs to change, but access to care is…
  • Call to action: America’s Health Rankings Senior Report

    dewe67
    20 May 2015 | 5:45 am
    https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/hbdew0035-david-e-williams-interviews-dr-reed-tuckson.mp3   Dr. Reed Tuckson Rankings reports are a great way to spur the public and policymakers to pay attention to important issues. The 2015 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report from the United Health Foundation, released today, is a case in point. It combines a holistic approach to the definition of health with detailed information for each state. I had an opportunity to interview Dr. Reed Tuckson, senior medical advisor to the Foundation, about the report. (0:12) What is the…
  • Payer-provider collaboration: Podcast interview with NaviNet CEO Frank Ingari

    dewe67
    19 May 2015 | 4:41 am
    https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/hbdewe034-david-e-williams-interviews-navinet-ceo-frank-ingari.mp3 Frank Ingari, NaviNet CEO Frank Ingari is CEO of NaviNet, which positions itself as a “real-time healthcare communications network leading the transformation of payer-provider collaboration…” The payer/provider collaboration theme seems a little utopian, but I’m open minded and gave Frank a chance to explain why it’s real. Have a listen and let me know what you think.  (0:10) How will value based healthcare change the relationship between payers and…
  • Welcoming back insurance exchange expert Dave Kerrigan

    dewe67
    15 May 2015 | 1:25 pm
    David J. Kerrigan Health insurance exchange expert Dave Kerrigan is back in the private sector after three years working for the Massachusetts exchange. As a result he’s reviving his A Musing Healthcare Blog. The first new post is about the potential of health exchanges in a world where healthcare costs fall on employees. Welcome back!
 
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    The Population Health Blog

  • Predictions for a 50% Health Care Economy

    21 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Health care costs too much.  Having to pay more for doctors, hospitals and pills is threatening national security, undermining our industrial competitiveness, leading to underinvestment in vital infrastructure and exacerbating economic inequality. As we devote more and more of our individual household budgets, business revenues and national treasure to healthcare, it these excess costs will "crowd-out" our ability to pay for other worthy stuff.Naturally, insightful Population Health Blog readers know the real story is more complicated than that.
  • Vegas' Healthcare Lessons: A Field Trip Report

    18 May 2015 | 5:31 pm
    The Population Health Blog spent the last week in Vegas exploring the actuarial, medical, predictive, economic, social and quality dimensions of an important part of the property and casualty insurance industry. If memory serves, this was the fourth time it was there.  And a lot has changed over the last few yearsNaturally, the PHB's commitment to lifelong learning shielded it from Sin City's too-numerous -to-count temptations.  Being in windowless conference rooms from 7 AM to 6 PM prevented it from the succumbing to The…
  • For the Commercial Health Insurers, Winter Is Coming

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:46 pm
    Fans of HBO's hit fantasy TV series Game of Thrones will recognize the adage.  In the show, the continent of Westeros has had a long hot summer of breasts, butts and beheadings. Now, it's not only getting colder, but there have been sightings in the North of blue-eyed freeze-dried warrior zombies. Crops are failing, the northern tribes are fleeing and the crows are looking more sinister by the minute. The only thing that separates civilization from catastrophe is The Wall.  That's made of a lot of ice and it is guarded by the Night's Watch. …
  • The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up

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

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

  • Health wonk reading for the Memorial Day weekend

    Louise Norris
    21 May 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Julie Ferguson did an outstanding job with this week’s Health Wonk Review, and it’s full of great articles from our favorite health wonks. A must-read is Charles Gaba’s excellent run-down on what you need to know about rate increase filings.  Gaba’s is the wizard behind ACAsignups.net, and he does an outstanding job of crunching up […] The post Health wonk reading for the Memorial Day weekend appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • The Luis Lang story – an update and my own thoughts

    Louise Norris
    17 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    Last week, Ann Doss Helms wrote an article for the Charlotte Observer about Luis Lang, a SC man with diabetes who will go blind if he doesn’t get eye surgery in the near future.  In a nutshell, Luis Lang is a Republican who opted to ignore the ACA’s individual mandate in 2014, and he also […] The post The Luis Lang story – an update and my own thoughts appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • Grumpy Cat and the Health Wonks

    Louise Norris
    7 May 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Steve Anderson hosted the Health Wonk Review this week at Medicare Resources, and it’s not to be missed.  It features Grumpy Cat, but despite the grumpy theme, you might just LOL.  And ponder something that “could turn your frown that was upside down back the way it was” One of my favorites in this edition […] The post Grumpy Cat and the Health Wonks appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • Health Wonkery – replacing Obamacare, covering undocumented immigrants, and much more

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

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

  • End of week links + HWR

    Jason Shafrin
    21 May 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Apple Watch and chemotherapy. Globalization of healthcare. #YoTambienMeDormi. $2 billion needed for antibiotics research? Out-of-pocket costs as a side effect? …plus a pre-Memorial Day Edition of Health Wonk Review at Workers Comp Insider.  
  • The Placebo Blocker

    Jason Shafrin
    20 May 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Courtesy of xkcd.
  • Depression Among the Elderly & Medicare Part D

    Jason Shafrin
    19 May 2015 | 8:10 pm
    How did the enactment of Medicare Part D affect the mental health of the elderly? This is the question Ayyagari and Shane attempt to answer in their recent JHE paper. The authors use data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) between 2010 and 2010 to measure changes in depressive symptoms among patients aged 60-70. The key endpoint of interest is an abridged version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies (CESD) scale. HRS has detailed measures of mental health, demographic, and socioeconomic variables, it does not include detailed information on prescription drug use or spending. To…
  • ACA and Commercial Underwriting

    Jason Shafrin
    18 May 2015 | 10:33 pm
    The ACA (aka Oabamacare) has a “guaranteed issue” provision that requires insurers to offer coverage to all individuals who apply.  The ACA also prohibits insurers from taking into account patients’ pre-existing conditions when setting premiums and mandates the coverage of certain services, such as preventive services and an annual check-up. This sounds like a great idea.  Everyone can get insurance; sick people don’t cost more; and everyone gets lots of benefits. However, this poses a significant challenge for insurers. InsureBlog writes: “The…
  • Links to start the week

    Jason Shafrin
    17 May 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Cancer spending tops $100 billion. Impact of behavioral health on US longevity 1960-2010) $25 billion for antibiotic research. “You gotta change us to inpatient!” The King is dead.  Long live the King.
 
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  • The Pre-Memorial Day Edition of Health Wonk Review

    Julie Ferguson
    21 May 2015 | 11:14 am
    We're just a few short days away from Memorial Day, a time to remember those who died while serving in the country's armed forces. It's also the tail end of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month so our prescription is to get your fill of health wonkery here today, but then kick off a little early tomorrow. Find some...
  • NCCI "State of the Line" for Work Comp

    Julie Ferguson
    20 May 2015 | 3:59 am
    At its Annual Issues symposium held last week, NCCI offered it's State of the Line, an overview of the health of the work comp industry. The press release NCCI offers a summary:Calm Now ... But Turbulence Ahead Outlook for Workers Compensation Industry. For more detail, see Chief Actuary Kathy Antonello's presentation slides (PDF) reviewing workers compensation trends, cost drivers, and...
  • The Grumpy Cat Edition of Health Wonk Review

    Julie Ferguson
    8 May 2015 | 7:27 am
    You'd think with spring in the air, everyone would be in a better mood, but apparently not. Steve Anderson found there is "a general vibe of grumpiness out there in the health policy blogosphere" and he taps into it to bring you the Grumpy Cat edition of Health Wonk Review posted at his medicareresources.org blog. Go find out what everyone...
  • The next frontier in prevention: Mental Health

    Julie Ferguson
    6 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    May is Mental Health Month and while the focus of workers comp prevention generally revolves around issues of physical safety, perhaps employers should expend more energy in promoting the mental/emotional well being of workers, as well. We just had a dramatic example of the effects of mental illness in the workplace in the horrific case of the suicidal Germanwings pilot...
  • Tomorrow is Workers Memorial Day

    Julie Ferguson
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:13 am
    April 28 is Workers Memorial Day, a day dedicated to remembering those who have suffered and died on the job and renewing the fight for safe workplaces. Here are some resources and events about tomorrow's observances. OSHA: 4,585 [U.S.] workers died on the job in 2013 Interactive Map of 2014 Worker Fatalities Death on the Job report, 2014 Workers'...
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    Health Care Renewal

  • Say It Ain't So: Logical Fallacies in Defense of Conflicts of Interest ... in the New England Journal of Medicine?

    21 May 2015 | 9:09 am
    IntroductionWe have been viewing with alarm the web of conflicts of interest draped over medicine and health care since we started Health Care Renewal.  We have been particularly concerned about how conflicts of interest may have led to threats to the integrity of clinical research, especially due to manipulation and suppression of clinical research studies.  We have also been concerned about how COIs have led to threats to the integrity of medical education, especially given how health care corporate marketers have paid influential health care professionals and academics to be "key…
  • 18 May 2015 | 1:59 pm

    18 May 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Why is the New England Journal of Medicine Scolding "Pharmascolds"?I, a normally quiet blogger on this site, was disquieted by what may be a backlash aimed at quashing the anti-conflict-of-interest movement.Lisa Rosenbaum just published her second of three treatises in the highly prestigious New England Journal of Medine, scolding "pharmascolds" (see Conflicts of Interest: Understanding Bias — The Case for Careful Study). "Pharmascolds" is the term Rosenbaum and others use for those of us at Health Care Renewal, the Institute of Medicine, and…
  • BLOGSCAN - New England Journal of Medicine Scoffs at "Pharmascolds"

    17 May 2015 | 9:18 am
    The venerable New England Journal of Medicine has now published an editorial,(1) and two commentaries(2-3), with one more promised, hailing physician industry "partnership," as per NEJM editor Jeffrey Drazen,(1) and deploring the "pharmascolds,"(3) who might question the glorious innovations that could arise when industry pays academic and practicing physicians.    In a tweet, Dr Harlan Krumholz said he was "shocked" that a NEJM commentary would "give credence to the 'pharmascold' narrative.   So far, the only more detailed questions about this new direction for the…
  • Apologies to All - Sitemeter Forced Redirect Problem Now Fixed

    15 May 2015 | 1:52 pm
    My apologies.  Starting yesterday I discovered that anyone attempting to view this blog was involuntarily transferred to a non-working URL, gogardenclub.com.  The problem seemed to result from the Site Meter widget, which was originally meant to keep track of our blog hits.  I have removed Site Meter, and I believe the problem is solved.   
  • All the President's Trade Negotiators - Revolving Doors, Regulatory Capture, and Health Care Corporate Friendly Trade Agreements

    14 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    This week's spectacle in Washington, DC was a nearly unanimous Democratic minority in the Senate blocking a proposal for expedited consideration of multinational trade agreements favored by the Republican majority, but also by the Democratic President and his trade negotiators (look here).  Democrats mainly based their actions on perceptions that the trade agreements favored multinational corporations  over people.While trade agreements may seem to be another, albeit international species of wonkery, these agreements could have major effects on patients' and the public's…
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  • Social Media: What Consumers Need to Know About Online Health Information

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

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

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

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

    admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Reading the list of ingredients is more important than reading the front of the food label. Food labels can be confusing and misleading   The description on the front of a food label may be quite different than the actual ingredients. A food label may look “healthy” because the packaging and the wording are precisely created to capture your attention. Picture this You’re walking through the bread aisle and you see wording on a label, that says “heart healthy,” “winner best food award” given by a popular magazine, “100% whole…
 
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  • The 7-Minute Buyers Guide to Choosing Your Medical Practice Management & EHR Software

    8 May 2015 | 12:50 pm
    The playing field is changing for physicians nationwide and to be successful in today’s regulatory and patient care environment, you need cutting edge solutions to provide the best possible care. But choosing the right EHR or Practice Management solution isn’t simple or easy. And choosing the wrong one can be a costly mistake.Download this free guide today and we’ll lead you through a three-step process that will help you quickly drill down to what matters most in your ideal Practice Management or EHR/EMR solution. Finally, we’ll arm you with the questions you should…
  • Five Trends Transforming the Medical Device Industry in 2015

    8 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    For 2014, we predicted that longer life expectancies, emerging markets, increased regulatory scrutiny and health care reform would drive industry change. As we move into 2015, we see many of those trends continuing to evolve, and some exciting new trends emerging. Disruptive technologies like 3-D printing and mobile health applications are prompting regulators to re-examine their roles, leading to new regulatory frameworks and clarified rules. Consumers are demanding more transparency and convenience but are also concerned about the security of their medical information and devices. Investors…
  • The Essentials of Healthcare IT - Spring 2015 Exclusive Kit

    4 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    The Essentials of Healthcare IT - Spring 2015 Exclusive Kit, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Healthcare IT related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Healthcare IT research:The Adobe Document Cloud Advantage for HealthcareAttack Mitigation Service: Protecting Your Organization Against Cyber AttacksAre you Ready For Healthcare's Digital Age?Executive Guide: Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Social CollaborationRequest Free!
  • Top 5 Trends in the Pharmaceutical Industry in 2015

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:50 pm
    If the surge in TV commercials for prescription drugs is an indicator of the economic health of drug companies, then the pharmaceutical industry is indeed going strong. The industry's advertising spending rose from $3.5 billion in 2012 to $4.5 billion in 2014.Such growth is likely to continue judging by a report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, which forecasted a 30 percent increase in global medicine spending by 2018. It also cited the anticipated launch of 200 new revenue-boosting drugs within the next five years.Hirning, a pharmacologist with extensive IT experience in…
  • How Effective Training Management Can Help You Prevent Quality Issues

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    It's not enough to have your quality standards on paper. You have to implement and integrate them into your daily operations and prove to regulators that your standards and policies work. “Effective training should be a fundamental part of a company's quality management strategy as it can help prevent many quality problems from ever occurring,” said Hunter.In a regulated environment, training is a means to minimize (if not avoid) human error, a common cause of deviations and nonconformances. It's no wonder that various standards and regulations, such as the following, require training as…
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  • 6 Million Ratings and Reviews

    Lauren Kroll
    21 May 2015 | 12:42 pm
    We’ve hit a milestone at Vitals with 6 million doctor ratings and reviews on our site! More and more people have turned to the internet to research their care options, and as a result the popularity of doctor reviews has soared. With increasing costs and medical choices, such as urgent care and retail clinics, shopping […]
  • How Much Do You Know About Seasonal Allergies?

    Lauren Kroll
    18 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Test your knowledge about seasonal allergies! Need some hints? Take a look at our seasonal allergies infographic to educate yourself.
  • Seasonal Allergies Guide

    Lauren Kroll
    5 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Although warm spring weather is a huge relief from a long, cold winter, once seasonal allergies start it can feel like less of a blessing and more of a curse. Figuring out exactly what you’re allergic to is a great first step to finding relief, and that can be done through an ENT or an […]
  • Status Update on The Doctor Patient Relationship

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    There are few things more precious than the doctor patient relationship. But, at a time of year when love is supposedly in the air, most Americans report that they aren’t too fond of their physicians. Take a look below to find out how people find Dr. Right – and what their grounds are for breaking […]
  • Stroke Under 40

    Vitals
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Guest post by Maureen Faille For as long as I can remember, I always dealt with headaches and migraines.  Cold towels, dark rooms, warm baths and trips to the doctor’s office and emergency room became second nature to me. At one doctor’s visit, I found out that I have an irregular heartbeat also known as […]
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    Ivor Kovic, M.D.

  • Intraosseous access video lecture

    Ivor Kovic
    22 May 2015 | 1:38 am
    Intraosseous access is now a common procedure in emergency departments. Everyone seams to be familiar with how to use some of the popular assisted devices. It is very easy to learn how to use them during a quick workshop. However, I have noticed that many do not know all the theory around it. They are good at the sexy bit of introducing the needle, but do not really understand indications, contraindications and all the other parts, like anaesthesia, to make the most of it. Therefor, here is my new lecture to address these issues. Enjoy.
  • Emergency Physicians on Twitter

    Ivor Kovic
    15 Mar 2015 | 4:53 pm
    One of my side projects is to maintain the most comprehensive list of Emergency Physicians using Twitter @research_er. Just this weekend I took some time to brush the dust off this project that I host at TwittER ResearchER website. I double checked all the users already on the list and added some new ones. So now I am following 1232 Emergency Physicians across the globe that use Twitter! The cool thing is that you don’t have to be an active user of Twitter yourself to tap into this exciting and fresh stream of consciousness of the best Emergency Medicine experts in the World. You can…
  • Protected: Ddimer audit

    Ivor Kovic
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:03 am
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  • Ultrasound guided peripheral venous access video lecture

    Ivor Kovic
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:48 am
    My dear readers, if you even exist anymore :-), I have neglected you. For that I am sorry. My last post was more than a year ago. A year in which I maybe some big changes in my life and career. I have moved to the United Kingdom and currently have a new, cool and shiny job. My time is divided between emergency department and medical simulation suite. So I get to do all the things I love, seeing patients, teaching others, playing with high fidelity manikins and conducting small and sweet IT projects. During the last year or so, I have gone nuts for point of care ultrasound (POCUS). When I am…
  • CPR PRO® Device Reduces Rescuer Fatigue during CPR

    Ivor Kovic
    17 Jul 2013 | 9:44 am
    We have just published an article in The Journal of Emergency Medicine titled “CPR PRO® Device Reduces Rescuer Fatigue during Continuous Chest Compression Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Randomized Crossover Trial Using a Manikin Model” This is the first trial to test the benefits of the device I have invented and have been developing the last couple of years. This device is called CPR PRO and is intended to allow rescuers to performed better chest compressions. Here is the summary of the article: 1. Why is this topic important? Rescuers are often required to perform…
 
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    The Search Principle: views are my own

  • CHLA/ABSC 2015 CE: Preparing for and Developing your Leadership Role

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

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

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

    Dean Giustini
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    I am happy to report that MLA’s Ida and George Eliot Prize for 2015 goes to the Canadian-American research collaboration entitled Effects of librarian-provided services in healthcare setting: a systematic review. The paper is a true joint CHLA-MLA research collaboration. The Ida and George Eliot Prize is presented annually for a work published in the preceding calendar year and that has been judged most effective in furthering medical librarianship. The award will be presented at this year’s MLA conference Awards Ceremony. Perrier L, Farrell A, Ayala AP, Lightfoot D, Kenny T,…
  • Snapshot of librarians’ usage of social media, 2014

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

  • Why Physicians Must Not Skimp On The Physical Exam

    Dr. Val Jones
    20 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    Like most physicians, I feel extremely rushed during the course of my work day. And every day I am tempted to cut corners to get my documentation done. The “if you didn’t document it, it didn’t happen” mantra has been beaten into us, and we have become enslaved to the quantitative. It’s tempting to rush through physical exams, assuming that if there’s anything “really bad” going on with the patient, some lab test or imaging study will eventually uncover it. Just swoop in, listen to the anterior chest wall, ask if there’s any new pain, and…
  • Cartoon: That Moment When You Realize Your Child Took Your Emergency Training Very Literally

    Dr. Val Jones
    8 May 2015 | 11:00 am
  • IDEA Labs: Medical Students Take The Lead In Healthcare Innovation

    Dr. Val Jones
    5 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    People's Choice Winning Idea: NephroZip It’s no secret that doctors are disappointed with the way that the U.S. healthcare system is evolving. Most feel helpless about improving their work conditions or solving technical problems in patient care. Fortunately, one young medical student was undeterred by the mountain of disappointment carried by his senior clinician mentors and had the courage to tackle the problem head-on. Three years ago, Avik Som organized “Problem Day” at his medical school (Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO) and invited his professors to…
  • Cartoon: The Alternative To Botox…

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

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

  • Type 2 Diabetes Therapeutics In Asia-Pacific Market to Reach $10.5 billion by 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz

    pramoddige
    21 May 2015 | 2:57 pm
    “Type 2 Diabetes Therapeutics in Asia-Pacific Markets to 2020 Increasing Uptake of Novel Drug Classes to Drive Market Growth”, which provides insights into type 2 diabetes in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets of China, India, Japan and Australia. The report estimates the market size for 2013 and provides a forecast until 2020, and covers disease epidemiology, treatment algorithms, and treatment use patterns. It also provides in-depth analysis of the pipeline molecules, clinical trial failure rates, and recent deals. The report has been built using data and information sourced from…
  • Test Your Clinical Knowledge: Advanced Cardiac Life Support

    Editors
    21 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Here at Medgadget we have thousands of medical professionals who read the news we publish daily. While keeping up with the news is important, it’s also critical to stay fresh on clinical knowledge gained during one’s formal and continuing education. That’s why we’re going to be running interesting quizzes that test your knowledge of various concepts, be they general or specific to your field. For easy access, the latest quizzes will appear in the side column, so be sure to check in for the latest. We’d like to kick off with a quiz of Advanced Cardiac Life Support…
  • MRI Systems Market To 2020 – Focus On Patient Comfort And Operational Efficiency, With Growth Driven By Developing Economies

    pramoddige
    21 May 2015 | 9:41 am
    MRI Systems Market to 2020 Focus on Patient Comfort and Operational Efficiency, with Growth Driven by Developing Economies” discusses the market, competitive landscape, and trends for three MRI systems market segments: High-field, Mid-field, and Low-field MRI systems. It provides comprehensive information on the key trends affecting these segments, and key analytical content on the dynamics of the market. The report also reviews the competitive landscape, analyzes each segments pipeline products and gives details of important merger and acquisition deals. It is built using data and…
  • Graphene: The Next Medical Revolution

    Roni Peleg
    20 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    The 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics went to two scientists who found a simple way to isolate a single layer of graphite, called graphene. It is a 2D sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice, that makes for the thinnest, most electrically and thermally conductive material in the world, while also being flexible, transparent and incredibly strong. Graphene’s myriad of outstanding properties earned it the name “wonder material”, and many believe that the 21st century will become the ‘Graphene Age’. Graphene is indeed a much-researched, heavily-hyped material, with the…
  • 5 Reasons To Use Remote Consultants for Medtech

    David Amor
    19 May 2015 | 10:29 am
    Outsourcing expertise is a common practice for medical device companies – big and small – that don’t have the in-house resources or don’t want to pull existing resources from other key projects. All medtech companies need help: the number of FDA issues warning letters and quality management system violations is on the rise, marketing submissions are getting stricter, and “issues of quality” are most frequently being cited in rejected new device applications. Furthermore, consumer expectation of more complex and custom devices – all at lower costs – is adding…
 
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • How to combine exercise and diet in one acivity: Should hospitals teach patients how to grow vegetables?

    1 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    Google has a vegetable gardenGoogle was doing it in 2007: In Growing our connection to food, Google explained they launched a mini-farm on campus with 300 self-watering containers. The correct name for the containers is sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) and they can be purchased commercially ($30) or made from plastic totes. Sports team has a mini-farmSan Francisco Giants have a mini-farm on their stadium growing kale, Swiss chard, lemon grass, sage and more. The garden—one of the first of its kind at an American sports stadium—comes as a bizarre sight to some fans who associate stadiums with…
  • Medical jokes portray an unflattering picture of doctors in general

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

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

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

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

  • Defining Digital Medicine: New Paper in Nature Biotechnology

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    19 May 2015 | 10:49 pm
    There is a new paper in Nature Biotechnology about defining digital medicine and it’s one of the most comprehensive articles I have ever read about this topic. They also have a figure... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Live debate/webinar: The Future of Medical Communications

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    16 May 2015 | 4:19 am
    Please feel free to join us on the 21st of May for a very exciting webinar about how new technologies change the way we communicate in medicine. The details are on Pharmaphorum.com. The way that... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • How A Startup Tries To Understand The Network Relationship Of Diseases

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    15 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    In the basement office of Jeff Hammerbacher at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, a supercomputer called Minerva named after the Roman goddess of wisdom and medicine was installed in 2013.... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The World’s Most Famous Real-Life Cyborgs

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    14 May 2015 | 10:04 am
    In the future of human mankind, we could have brain implants improving memory and other cognitive skills. We could have implanted magnets or RFID chips in our fingers to replace passwords and keys.... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Brain Bar Budapest: See You There!

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    10 May 2015 | 12:14 am
    Join us between the 4th and 6th of June in Budapest for the Brain Bar event where I will talk about the future of medicine and give a workshop in an exciting topic (announced soon). Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
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  • How State Right-To-Try Laws Create False Expectations

    David Farber, Preeya Noronha Pinto, Arthur Caplan and Alison Bateman-House
    22 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    Over the past year, state Right-to-Try (RTT) laws that claim to enable terminally ill patients to access unapproved, experimental drugs, biologics, and devices have swept the nation. As of early May, seventeen states have enacted RTT laws (most recently, Florida and Minnesota), and bills creating such laws are currently pending in over twenty state legislatures. Although these laws have created an expectation that terminally ill patients will be able to quickly access potentially life-saving treatments by being exempted from the rules of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this…
  • A Foundation Delves into Health Care Price Transparency

    M. Gabriela Alcalde
    21 May 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Kentucky, and the nation, are experiencing rapid changes in health care. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky works to improve the unmet health care needs of Kentuckians through work at the policy level. Through our work in health policy and the transformation of the health care system brought on by the Affordable Care Act, the foundation is delving into health care price transparency to better understand the various levers involved in controlling health care costs. In Kentucky, more than half a million previously uninsured individuals and families are now covered by public or private…
  • Honoring Those Who Served: Closing Coverage And Access Gaps for Veterans

    Jennifer Haley, Genevieve Kenney, Adele Shartzer and Nathaniel Anderson
    21 May 2015 | 12:58 pm
    On this Memorial Day, as we honor the sacrifices of those who gave their lives serving in the US Armed Forces, it is also important to remember the living veterans and to assess how well the nation is meeting their health needs. Despite much-stated public concern for the health and well-being of veterans, according to the American Community Survey (ACS), 1 in 10 non-elderly veterans did not have any health insurance coverage as recently as 2013 (Figure 1) (See Note 1). One In Ten Veterans Were Uninsured Pre-ACA The uninsured rate found for veterans in 2013 is very similar to the rate that…
  • Access, Excess, And Medical Transformation: Delivering Durable Health Care In Rural Nepal

    Duncan Maru and Padam Chand
    21 May 2015 | 7:27 am
    Author’s Note: This piece was written before the devastating earthquakes that took the lives of over 8,000 people and ravaged Nepal’s infrastructure. The earthquakes have laid bare many of the core issues of health systems strengthening that we address in this piece. Indeed, over the coming years, as we undertake the long path of rebuilding the health sector, we aim to incorporate these ideas into that effort. A woman traveled three days from a northern district to present to the emergency department, whose signs and symptoms ultimately suggested pelvic inflammatory disease — a…
  • Information Blocking: A New Term And The Promise Of A New Era In Electronic Health Information Sharing

    Julia Adler-Milstein
    20 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    With the breakneck pace at which new health information technology reports and regulations are released, the recent report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”)—on health information blocking—may have failed to hit the radar. But it should have, because of the key message it contains: “[…] some business practices, though they may arguably advance legitimate individual economic interests, interfere with the exchange of electronic health information in ways that raise serious information blocking concerns. At some point, ONC…
 
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    KevinMD.com

  • This is how I know you’re a medical student

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/leah-ferrante" rel="tag">Leah Ferrante</a>
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    A response to “You’re a medical student. And it’s so obvious why.” We don’t even have to ask, and we can tell by the bags under your eyes. It’s so obvious that you are a medical student. References in every pocket of your short white coat, pulling down on your shoulders until you hunch over. You force yourself to stand up straight when the attending comes around. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • My wife wanted to fire our pediatrician. What can we learn from this?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dave-denniston" rel="tag">Dave Denniston, CFA</a>
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    It was May 13th, 2012. Mother’s Day.  My wife, Cyrena, was having an incredibly difficult pregnancy. She had pounding headaches, blurred vision, and searing pain throughout her body. As a matter of fact, she had been in and out of the hospital for the last two weeks. Our tiny daughter was only developed 23 weeks in gestation. Her due date was September 9th, 2012. Unfortunately, my wife had extremely early onset toxemia and preeclampsia. Being the analytical that I am I asked, “What are the chances of her surviving?” The doctors did not want to say. I pressed the question again. With a…
  • 3 changes that can improve maintenance of certifcation

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/david-troxel" rel="tag">David Troxel, MD</a>
    21 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Physicians are struggling to adapt to a sea change in the health care delivery system. Solo physician practices are disappearing, small group practices are merging to become larger, and large group practices are being acquired by hospitals and integrated delivery systems. All of this is occurring in a milieu of decreased fee-for-service reimbursement from government and private insurers, bundled payments and pay for performance, increased levels of student loan debt, pressure to increase productivity (five patients per hour instead of just four), an increasingly difficult regulatory…
  • The Digital Doctor: A reasoned look at the state of health IT

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dr-saurabh-jha" rel="tag">Dr. Saurabh Jha</a>
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Following the recession, the Obama administration sought shovel-ready projects. One unlikely shovel-wielding aggregate demand was health information technology. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act passed in 2009 directed 5 percent of the stimulus towards digitizing medical records. Computerization of medical records doesn’t induce the images of public works as building freeways during the Great Depression does, but the freeway is a metaphor for exchange of information between electronic health records with the implication that such an exchange is…
  • 2 things doctors need before defining themselves online

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kevin-pho" rel="tag">Kevin Pho, MD</a>
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    A continuing series on physician online reputation.   For more KevinMD minutes, please visit my YouTube channel. What do you need to do before starting your online presence with social media? They are your bio and your head shot. Together, they will be your first impression to patients who find you on the web. First, let’s talk about your head shot. Make sure it’s a high resolution image. Don’t crop it from a larger image. Don’t use a full body action shot. I actually think it’s worth spending some money to hire a professional to take great head shots of you.
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    James Clear

  • One Month Sabbatical: I’m Taking May Off From Writing

    James Clear
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As regular readers know, I believe that creative genius reveals itself when you show up consistently, put in enough repetitions, and focus on the system rather than the goal. This is one of the main reasons why I have published a new article nearly every Monday and Thursday since November 12, 2012. But I also believe in balance, rejuvenation, and the importance of play and having fun. Recovery is non-negotiable. And for that reason, I’m choosing to take a sabbatical from writing during the month of May. This is the fourth time I’ve done this. I usually take one break around May or June…
  • You’re Not Ready for Marriage

    James Clear
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Sometime in 2014, two famous men walked into a recording studio. They were working on a rap album, but at this particular moment they were talking about marriage. The first man was someone you would expect to be working on a rap album. His real name was Olubowale Akintimehin, but he is better known as the hip hop artist Wale (pronounced WAH-lay). The second man was someone you would never expect to be working on a rap album, the popular comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Wale was partnering with Seinfeld for his fourth album, The Album About Nothing. During this particular session, he brought Seinfeld…
  • Design for Default: How to Optimize Your Daily Decisions

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

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

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

  • The American Board of Internal Medicine's Land of Make Believe

    DrWes
    16 May 2015 | 6:38 am
    Hi boys and girls!  My name is Christine Casell, MD.  I was once the President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the ABIM Foundation, and the Institute of Clinical Evaluation.  Now I'm President and CEO of the National Quality Forum in charge of setting quality standards for every hospital in the United States. I'd like to tell you about a special place I know called The Land
  • Maintenance of Certification Controversy Dominates Day One of the 2015 Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions

    DrWes
    14 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    "… This debate addresses whether ABIM's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program contributes meaningfully to the practice of quality EP. I will discuss the importance of MOC as it relates to the practice of quality EP and argue that it should be endorsed by HRS (Heart Rhythm Society). I will NOT discuss other issues such as ABIM finances, fees, salaries, investments, etc." - Douglas Zipes,
  • Today in JAMA: ABIM MOC Program's Evidence Base Gets Destroyed

    DrWes
    12 May 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Paul Tierstein, MD and Eric Topol, MD critically review the evidence base for the American Board of Internal Medicine's Maintenance of Certification program in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the results aren't pretty: In this context, perhaps one of the most overreaching assertions by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is that MOC is “evidence based,” even
  • EP Lab Activism

    DrWes
    12 May 2015 | 7:32 am
    Getting ready for the 2015 Heart Rhythm Society Meetings in Boston later this week. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! -Wes
  • What Happens to Doctors Who Fail Their Maintenance of Certification Examination?

    DrWes
    8 May 2015 | 1:34 pm
    What is it like for physicians to fail their ABMS Maintenance of Certification® (MOC) program examination? How does the largest member board of the ABMS, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), respond to doctors who fail their secure examination? As I continue to confidentially collect information from physicians who have failed their MOC examination, I thought it would be important to
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    Summer Tomato

  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week the science of Dad Bod, omega-3s impact kids’ behavior, and the dangers in drinking before you know you’re preggers. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to…
  • The Exercise Rule That Will Keep You Fit Forever

    Darya Rose
    19 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    Photo by lintmachine Have you ever started a new habit with a lot of enthusiasm and built up some great momentum? Maybe you were able to workout three times a week for an entire month. It feels great, and every day you stick with it you’re strengthened to continue tomorrow. But then something happens. You have to go away to a wedding a long weekend, or your kids both get sick at the same time and force you to drop everything to care for them. Your momentum is broken, and when things settle down you find yourself ordering takeout and skipping your workout to watch the latest episode…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    15 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week the real science of GMO foods, how to order smarter at restaurants, and a surprisingly effective tactic for quitting smoking. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect…
  • How to Start a Habit You Don’t Enjoy

    Darya Rose
    12 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo by douglemoine Something amazing happened this morning. Instead of hopping out of bed, having breakfast, then plunging myself headlong into work, I casually sipped my coffee, ate my muesli, then wandered into my office for a 30 minute meditation session before even turning on my computer. What’s amazing isn’t that I’ve done this once, but that I’ve been doing it for months. Even more amazing is that I love it. Meditation is not an easy habit to develop, because the reward is not immediate or obvious. Sure I know what the reward is in theory. Meditation is…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    8 May 2015 | 10:21 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week your BMI is lying to you, your brain’s role in late-night snacking, and the best way to reduce diabetes risk. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you.
 
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • The most unusual causes of death that are disproportionately...

    19 May 2015 | 11:10 am
    The most unusual causes of death that are disproportionately common to your state. 
  • “But very soon, perhaps within a year, the poppy will no longer...

    19 May 2015 | 9:50 am
    “But very soon, perhaps within a year, the poppy will no longer be the only way to produce heroin’s raw ingredient. It will be possible for drug companies, or drug traffickers, to brew it in yeast genetically modified to turn sugar into morphine.”This is a game changer. Here’s how this works. The pharmaceutical industry produces painkillers. Doctors prescribe painkillers. They have to be designed so that they are easy to take for legitimate users and, at the same time, designed so they discourage abuse by addicts. 80% of heroin addicts started with prescription painkillers prescribed…
  • Motorcycles are no joke. My parents got me a dirt bike when I...

    18 May 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Motorcycles are no joke. My parents got me a dirt bike when I was 12 years old or so. It wasn’t a huge engine but going through a field at 60mph at that age was nothing to shake a stick at. I also survived the era of lawn darts. Whew.via
  • Buddy and I went to my friend Jon’s wedding in Kent, CT...

    18 May 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Buddy and I went to my friend Jon’s wedding in Kent, CT this weekend. It was one of the finest weekends in many years. And it was Buddy’s first wedding. He even got a bath and smelled all fancy.
  • “I now have a clear view of our assigned runway ahead. I...

    18 May 2015 | 11:13 am
    “I now have a clear view of our assigned runway ahead. I disconnect the autopilot and silence the whoop-whoop of the siren that warns me I’ve done so. We lower the landing gear and complete the extension of the flaps that expand and alter the wing. We read the landing checklist. The air is bumpier now.”This is one of those articles that I’ll remember for quite some time. If you’ve ever wondered how pilots fly all over the world, start here. How do planes know their altitude? How are the skies organized? How are you still mesmerized by the Northern Lights after seeing them almost…
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    ScienceRoll

  • Defining Digital Medicine: New Paper in Nature Biotechnology

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    19 May 2015 | 10:49 pm
    There is a new paper in Nature Biotechnology about defining digital medicine and it’s one of the most comprehensive articles I have ever read about this topic. They also have a figure describing many of the devices currently available for measuring vital signs. Based on the last segment, new pieces will come soon: There are many opportunities and challenges that will be clarified as this exciting new field emerges and over the coming year; this column will dig deeper into topics, such as the complexities of data sharing, interpreting data for real decision support, the shifting…
  • Live debate/webinar: The Future of Medical Communications

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    16 May 2015 | 4:19 am
    Please feel free to join us on the 21st of May for a very exciting webinar about how new technologies change the way we communicate in medicine. The details are on Pharmaphorum.com. The way that physicians want and need to consume information has changed dramatically over recent years and continues to evolve rapidly. Working in conjunction with Ashfield Healthcare Communications, this event brings together Medical Futurist Dr Bertalan Meskó, Consultant Endocrinologist Dr Partha Kar, and Ashfield’s Ruth Herman and Nigel Campbell. The panel will be discussing insights and predictions from…
  • How A Startup Tries To Understand The Network Relationship Of Diseases

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    15 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    In the basement office of Jeff Hammerbacher at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, a supercomputer called Minerva named after the Roman goddess of wisdom and medicine was installed in 2013. In just a few months Minerva generated 300 million new calculations to support healthcare decisions. Dr. Joel Dudley, director of biomedical informatics at the Icahn School of Medicine, said that what they are trying to build is a learning healthcare system. “We first need to collect the data on a large population of people and connect that to outcomes. Let’s throw in everything we think we…
  • The World’s Most Famous Real-Life Cyborgs

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    14 May 2015 | 10:04 am
    In the future of human mankind, we could have brain implants improving memory and other cognitive skills. We could have implanted magnets or RFID chips in our fingers to replace passwords and keys. We could have exoskeletons boosting our strength, we could be faster, jump higher augmenting a whole range of human capabilities. But augmentation will pose threats and ethical issues to society we have never faced before. It’s important to remain humans though, but use technology to improve our lives. Let’s see what kind of real-life cyborgs we know of today who might show a good example…
  • Brain Bar Budapest: See You There!

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    10 May 2015 | 12:14 am
    Join us between the 4th and 6th of June in Budapest for the Brain Bar event where I will talk about the future of medicine and give a workshop in an exciting topic (announced soon).
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    annesamoilov.com

  • How important is it to set a close date on your launch? (plus some new insights)

    Anne Samoilov
    21 May 2015 | 8:13 am
    I recently closed my launch of Fearless Launching…and during the last few days I considered an alternate to having the set cart close date. While I did stick to my plan, closed the cart, and reminded people that it was closing…the thought reminded me I’d actually written about the topic on the blog…but it had BEEN AWHILE. So, today’s episode, I’m sharing my updated insights on whether you should close or stay open…and how to decide which is right for your business or product. The answer might surprise you. You’ll learn: The benefits of having a hard close…
  • The Questions You Should Ask Yourself During A Post Launch Review

    Anne Samoilov
    18 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Have you recently closed a launch? Or perhaps run a promotion that finished? How’d that go? If you are closing up shop on any big project you’ve worked on in your business, I’d like to invite you to come along with me as I wrap up my own! One of the most important parts of shutting down a launch is reviewing what happened…and answering the question, “Did things go as planned? And if not, what actually happened?” It seems obvious, but so many people miss this potentially eye-opening opportunity. You get to really dig into all the pieces of your launch–the ones…
  • 9 Ways Your Launches Will Change As You Grow & Why This Is A Good Thing

    Anne Samoilov
    14 May 2015 | 5:03 pm
    We’ve all heard that you should launch fast and fail – or if you haven’t, now you have! What that generally means is to put together the best version of your minimum viable product–something that represents what you want to eventually create but in it’s most simple form. I highly recommend checking out The Lean Startup by Eric Ries for more on the concept of the MVP. That’s all great – but it’s hard to see how that’s possible when you’ve got grand ideas about making a splash in your marketplace – and you see the fully tricked out version of a product or…
  • Webinar: How To Start Conversations That Actually Lead To Sales

    Anne Samoilov
    7 May 2015 | 6:34 pm
    So, I sent this to out as an email earlier today and I kept thinking that you needed to read it too. It’s about all the stuff you’re doing to connect with your ideal peeps, discover your customer avatar and figure out what you should launch. So, we’re told to talk to people. But I don’t know about you. I’m starting to feel like all I ever do is talk to people? Like all day long. In every medium possible. Skype, Voxer, blog comments, Facebook groups, Twitter, Instagram, texts. And again, I don’t know if you’re feeling it, but if you’re like me, then you’re tired because even…
 
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    AstroNutrition

  • Low-Carb Diet, Thyroid Solutions - Absolute Nutrition Thyrox T-3

    AstroNutrition
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:46 pm
    The low-card diet is a source of controversy in the nutritional world. The Atkins Diet brought attention to the weight-management benefits provided by carb-restricted eating habits, but this also came with a lack of understanding about the negative side of limiting carb consumption. read more
  • Top 5 Ephedrine-Free Fat Burners

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

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

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

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

  • Work Opportunities For Convicted Felons

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

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

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

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

    Dr. Subba Rao
    1 Aug 2011 | 7:59 pm
    Ways to make your bedroom attractive and seductive
 
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    Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Blog - AromaTalk

  • Aromatherapy for Mother's Day

    Wendy Robbins
    9 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Mother's Day is intended to celebrate the efforts of all the mothers and the mother figures in our lives, and I'm wishing all mothers and children a beautiful and happily memorable Mother's Day! A wonderful blend to diffuse to celebrate...
  • Earth Day: April 22, 2015

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

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

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

    Wendy Robbins
    7 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    If you have romantic plans in store for this Valentine's Day, be sure to check out AromaWeb's Aromatherapy for Romance collection of articles: Aromatherapy for Romance Aromatherapy, natural botanicals and natural fragrancing all tantalize our sense of smell. They play...
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    GalTime

  • Marriage Meetings: #1 on Your Agenda?

    Matty Staudt
    22 May 2015 | 1:00 am
      I have an amazing wife. I can still say that after a dozen years of marriage. Seriously, we barely argue, and I can honestly say she is my best friend. The issue is, we try so hard to make each other happy that we often aren’t open about what bothers us about the other person. They are little things, but little things add up.   I know we aren’t alone. I can’t imagine a couple who has been married for any length of time not going through something like this. We actually realized what we were doing. To prevent a pressure-cooker type explosion down the road (the…
  • Why You Need The 5 W’s to Spell L-O-V-E

    Robert Manni
    20 May 2015 | 5:09 am
    Questions to ask on a date You’re on a date. The guy across the table says he loves mountain climbing and spends every free moment outdoors. Suddenly, you pipe up that you just bought a new pair of hikers, making it seem like you are on the trails every weekend. The truth: those hikers are more to traipse around antique fairs than climb Everest. Why do so many of us tend to mold to a stranger’s likes and dislikes immediately on a first date? Easy– we want a second date! Time to reframe the conversation. Women (and men) don’t want dates, but the RIGHT…
  • What Is Your Money Personality?

    Mary Schwager
    19 May 2015 | 8:17 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…
  • Perfect Peppercorn Steaks

    KnowMoreTV
    18 May 2015 | 6:30 pm
    By Taste of Home – email These tender peppered steaks get plenty of zip from a quick-to-fix sauce flavored with mustard and Worcestershire. Ingredients • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns, crushed • 2 boneless beef top loin steaks (8 ounces each) • 2 to 3 tablespoons butter, melted • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce • 1/2 cup red wine or beef broth • 1 teaspoon ground mustard • 1/2 teaspoon sugar • 2 teaspoons cornstarch • 1 tablespoon water Directions • Rub pepper over both sides of steaks. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. In an…
  • Best Skincare Products For Babies

    Inna Shamis Lapin
    18 May 2015 | 6:01 pm
    For new moms, bringing home a baby often comes with anxiety and uncertainty! As if preparing for the arrival of this newborn and getting a nursery in order wasn’t enough, new moms now have to weed through the abundance of products in the baby skin care category to treat common skin ailments like baby acne, diaper rash, eczema and cradle cap. With that in mind, we’ve sampled everything from basic and luxury, to mom, dermatologist and pediatrician-approved products to give you our favorite picks that can help keep baby’s skin smooth, clean and healthy. Lotions 1. Exederm Intensive Baby…
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    True Food Movement

  • How Not To Die Of Food Poisoning At A Picnic

    Lisa Johnson
    21 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: Flickr You love Aunt Myrna’s potato salad, it’s creamy goodness is a summer treat at your annual family picnic. One of these days you will convince her to share her secret ingredient. Until then you’ll make due with a big pile of it on your rickety paper plate.  But wait, you’ve been here over an hour and that salad has been sitting in the sun, you sniff it cautiously … is Aunt Myrna going to kill you? The sniff test doesn’t even work! Turns out the types of bacteria that cause food borne illness usually don’t smell or change the color of…
  • Roasted Potato Salad Recipe

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    I wanted to create a potato salad recipe that would stand out at a picnic. Boiling potatoes is so, well, mushy so I knew I wanted to roast them. When I saw a recipe for roasted balsamic onions, I thought the two together would be fantastic, add some bacon to keep the men happy and this dish truly sings. I will say I agonized over a dressing, should I use the Southern classic with a mustard base? Or should I go New England traditional with a big dollop of mayo? When I pulled all the ingredients together, I realized the onions take care of the dressing, adding a touch of zingy vinegar and…
  • Your Kitchen Makes You Fat: Here’s How

    Lisa Johnson
    19 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Skinny kitchens vs. obese kitchens? Yes, this is now actually a thing.  A new study in the International Journal of Obesity looks at how your kitchen makes you fat. There are three main culprits. Your Fridge is too Big Researchers found the size of your fridge correlates to dress size.  Homes with larger freezers and refrigerators had a higher percent of obesity than homes with smaller refrigerators.  As many people move towards minimalist living with smaller homes, perhaps downsizing the fridge is a good option.  Not only will your waste line thank you but you can save money on your…
  • Cod Cakes: Authentic 1800s recipe

    Lisa Johnson
    18 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Early American period was a time of great growth for America. But our Founding Fathers and their offspring were thrifty, wasting nothing, especially food.  Cod cakes are a great use of leftovers. Everything is already cooked and brought together into a new dish. In 1832, the American Frugal Housewife wrote, “There is no way of preparing salt fish for breakfast so nice as to roll it up into little balls, after it is mixed with mashed potatoes, dip it into an egg, and fry it brown.” We found the quote above in the Old Sturbridge Village Cookbook: Authentic Early American…
  • Cowspiracy: Movie Review

    Lisa Johnson
    14 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: Cowspiracy.com Cowspiracy, a movie about the environmental impact of animal agriculture, recently hit my radar and we knew it was worth a viewing.  The film, created by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, looks at the what it takes to bring the American average of nine ounces of meat to our plates every day. To start off, the film is beautifully shot, we’ve watched a LOT of food-based documentaries and this one had beautiful and compelling imagery.  We also appreciated the comprehensive list of resources, every quoted fact included a source.  You can check their references online…
 
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    Health News from SciGuru Science News

  • It’s all in the head: increased sensitivity of obese adolescents’ brains to food advertising

    22 May 2015 | 7:16 am
    In adolescents, television commercials for food lead to greater stimulation in the brain regions associated with pleasure and reward when compared to non-food commercials, according to a new study in the journal Cerebral Cortex. This stimulation is significantly greater in overweight adolescents than in those with healthy weight. Moreover, in the overweight adolescents this reward- related...
  • Viral co-infection fatally reduces immunity to malaria parasites in mice

    21 May 2015 | 11:09 am
    Acute infection with the mouse equivalent of Epstein Barr virus (EBV) reduces the immune response to malaria-causing Plasmodium infection, resulting in normally non-lethal Plasmodium yoelii XNL infection becoming lethal in mice. This is one of the findings of a new paper in the journal PLoS Pathogens from a team of researchers led by Tracey Lamb and Samuel Speck, both from Emory University,...
  • MCAM target for potential Multiple Sclerosis therapy

    20 May 2015 | 6:49 am
    A molecule called melanoma cell adhesion molecule (MCAM) has been identified as a biomarker of disease activity in multiple sclerosis (MS) and a potential therapeutic target for MS and other neuroinflammatory conditions. In a new study in the journal Annals of Neurology, MCAM is shown to be important for allowing pathogenic CD8+ T lymphocytes to cross the blood brain barrier and access the...
  • Age-reversal effects of “young blood” molecule GDF-11 called into question

    19 May 2015 | 12:03 pm
    The leading theory for why the blood of younger mice rejuvenates the muscles of older mice is now in contest. The vampiric exchange of young blood and old blood has long been reported to have anti-aging effects, but it was in 2013 when Harvard University researchers first linked GDF-11, a molecule that circulates in the blood, to this effect.
  • Increase in overweight and obesity in younger generations in the UK

    19 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Data from United Kingdom (UK) longitudinal birth cohort studies indicate that people from younger generations are more likely to be overweight or obese and therefore to be at increased risk of diseases such as coronary heart disease or type 2 diabetes. Analysis of body mass index (BMI) from 56632 people born in the UK between 1946 and 2001 was carried out by researchers based in the University...
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • 200 Pounds Down and Grateful to Be Alive

    Guest
    22 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! Ever since the age of 8 I can remember being different. The only sports I was ever picked for were wrestling and tug of war. The President’s Physical Fitness Test (particularly the 600 yard dash) nearly killed me every year, and my failure…
  • Get a 5-Year Supply of Primal Kitchen™ Mayo for FREE

    Mark Sisson
    21 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    How would you like to a win a 5-year supply of Primal Kitchen™ Mayo? You have the opportunity to do just that today…but more on that in a moment. This is just one of several special offers I have in store for Mark’s Daily Apple readers in coming weeks (lots of chances to win!). I know almost all of you are aware by now, most of you probably even have a jar or three in your fridge as I type this, but for those of you who’ve been living under a rock, Primal Kitchen Mayo—the first ever paleo/Primal mayonnaise using avocado oil instead of nasty industrial oils—was released a few…
  • Is Raw Milk Really Better?

    Mark Sisson
    20 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    I don’t drink much, if any, milk. A little cream in my morning coffee, good cheese regularly, some yogurt and kefir on occasion are about the extent of my dairy consumption. But milk? That pure white untouched fluid gushing from swollen udders? No, not really. Not anymore. It’s certainly a nutrient-dense food, don’t get me wrong, and I’m good at breaking down lactose. I just don’t see the need for it in my regular diet. Ambivalence and lack of personal investment aside, I can’t ignore the bitter debate raging between raw milk advocates and raw milk…
  • 15 Alternatives to Burpees for When You’re Tired of Doing Burpees

    Mark Sisson
    19 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Whenever I’m strapped for time and equipment and still need a solid workout, I turn to the burpee. Burpees are bodyweight exercises, and thus require no equipment or weights. They are full body movements that employ every muscle group, require only as much space as you need to do a pushup, can be done anywhere, can be done slowly and methodically or quick for a sprint-like workout. If you’re ever outdoors and need to warm up fast, a set of 15-20 burpees performed as quickly as possible will get your body temperature up faster than anything. The pros go on and on. Now, I…
  • Dear Mark: Sugar for Stress Relief, and Weight Loss Releasing Toxins

    Mark Sisson
    18 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering two questions. First, a new study out is one of the first (and maybe only) to show that acute sugar consumption can reduce the normal cortisol increase we experience in times of stress. Interesting stuff, eh? Find out whether I think this is a good thing, a potentially useful “hack”, or, given our collective tendency to overthink things and embroil ourselves in stress stews, a recipe for disaster. Next, we’ve all heard that weight loss releases stored toxins and environmental pollutants into our bodies, but is there…
 
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    Weight Loss Success

  • Hope You Choose to Dream Big – A Big Weight Loss Dream

    George Diamond
    20 May 2015 | 4:43 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Hope You Choose to Dream Big – A Big Weight Loss Dream Weight Loss Success Hope You Choose to Dream Big – A Big Weight Loss Dream One of the most important things you need to have to lose weight is a strong motivation to do it. A strong motivation is the result of having a big dream that drives you to do it. It is a lifelong dream that will fuel you to make it happen. Here’s the secret. The bigger your dream, the more weight you can lose. The smaller your dream, the smaller the amount of…
  • Weight Loss Supplements

    George Diamond
    15 May 2015 | 3:42 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Weight Loss Supplements Weight Loss Success Weight Loss Supplements Personally, I am not a fan of weight-loss supplements. I am a fan of vitamin supplements. Here’s why. First if all we don’t know the long-term effect of weight-loss supplements on the body. How do weight-loss supplements affect the liver? How do weight-loss supplements affect the kidneys? Secondly, they can’t be used forever, so what happens when you stop? People tell me all the time that they will use them until they drop…
  • Developing a Consistent Weight Loss Attitude

    George Diamond
    11 May 2015 | 4:33 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Developing a Consistent Weight Loss Attitude Weight Loss Success Consistent Weight Loss Attitude To reach any goal, including losing weight, certain things need to happen. One of which is developing a consistent attitude for the foundations of your goal. When it comes to losing weight, one of those foundations is exercise. To lose weight you will need to develop a consistent attitude with your exercising. This means you will need to add exercise and physical activity into your daily routine. A second thing…
  • I Woke Up Thinner

    George Diamond
    6 May 2015 | 3:59 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond I Woke Up Thinner Weight Loss Success Wake up Thinner One morning, many years ago, I woke up, and I was thin. It was the first time in many years I actually looked and felt thin. It wasn’t that I was fat the day before; it was the first time I felt that I was thin. I had that wow moment. It was the moment that it hit me. It was the moment that I realized that I had succeeded. I finally won the first round of the weight-loss battle (the next round is keeping the weight off). You can have that wow…
  • The Weight Loss Cure

    George Diamond
    1 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond The Weight Loss Cure Weight Loss Success The Weight Loss Cure Most overweight people are looking for the quick weight loss cure. They are looking for the magic pill. They are looking for the quick weight loss fix. The problem is that they never find it. They chase one fad after another with no or limited success. What’s the answer you may be asking? The answer is motivation, determination, and courage. When you have the right motivation, you will have the right determination and courage to do it. When…
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • My Second Favorite Holiday

    Cammy Chapel
    5 May 2015 | 8:52 am
    Happy Cinco de Mayo! a.k.a. Cammy’s Second Favorite Holiday. (Christmas is first, if you didn’t already guess.)(Also, my birthday is technically second; however, despite my repeated petitions, it has not been declared a holiday. Yet.) Mexican-inspired meals make up 80% of my diet, primarily because of all the fresh veggies involved. Not to mention, it’s super easy when you prepare it my way. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I thought I’d traipse back through my files and share my go-to Mexican-inspired foods. Keep in mind, I’m no food stylist. I’m a food…
  • Alphabet Soup: K

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

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

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

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

  • Healthy Living: Take the Road Already Traveled – #MyYoga

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

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

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

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

    Joyce
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    *Disclosure: Grateful to be working with GaiamTV — on my journey to personal evolution. “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” ― Emily Dickinson I know, I know. It’s resolution time again, and we all know what that means right? Intentions and goals that fall flat, or worse — never even get off the ground. According to statistics, about 60% of resolutions fail. But wait! Doesn’t that mean 40% are successful? That would be 4 out of 10 people. That’s 4 people whose lives are…
 
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    E2dietitian

  • MiCoach Smart Run, Adidas Sports Watch Review

    e2dietitian
    6 May 2015 | 3:59 am
    I have yet to meet the perfect sports watch but they keep getting better and miCoach Smart Run is a good example.
  • Invigorade Endurance Drink

    e2dietitian
    2 May 2015 | 7:58 am
    Invigorade is the ideal endurance sports beverage for athletes who shun the use of preservatives, artificial flavors, colors and sweetners and high fructose corn syrup. While natural remains a meaningless, unregulated term in the food and beverage industry, this company has integrity and its... Read More ›
  • Consumers Demand, Food Industry Responds Positively

    e2dietitian
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    Suppliers know it's going to take more than whitewashing their menu with a gluten free bun or green washing their image to have staying power.
  • #FearNoFruit Week: Thanks for the Challenge Janet Helm!

    e2dietitian
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    Only 15 percent of us consume our 2 cups of the United States Daily Recommendations for fruit. Inspire people to eat more with this activity.
  • Diet Beverages: Should You Drink Them?

    e2dietitian
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    This is a frequently debated question and one of the most common questions I get asked as a Registered Dietitian. My response is that water should always be your beverage of choice, preferably from the tap.  In fact the 2015 advisory... Read More ›
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    Be Well Buzz

  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Mythbusting Mondays Podcast Launches

    BeWellBuzz
    18 May 2015 | 11:43 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com We’re excited to announce our new podcast called Mythbusting Mondays! We teamed up with Dr. Anthony G. Beck to do something incredibly important… … Cut through the noise and confusion to deliver truth around important health topics. Dr. Anthony G. Beck is perfectly qualified to help us unwrap confusing health myths each and every Monday! You can subscribe to get each and every important episode right here. To celebrate the launch we’re exploring 3 really important myths. Myth #1: Truth About Gluten With summer right around the corner this…
  • How Magnesium Deficiency Causes Low Energy Levels

    BeWellBuzz
    18 May 2015 | 8:56 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Fact: Magnesium in the body is what fuels your internal battery. Do you often burn out by mid-day? Feel run down and have very little energy even after a night of sleep? Magnesium deficiency could be the problem… Here’s why: From the simplest single-celled organisms to human beings, magnesium is required for life and is the catalyst that allows the body to function optimally. It is so powerfully charged with energy, that it is literally the spark of life and one of the best examples of an energy nutrient. Magnesium is the key to unlocking hundreds of…
  • Bring Balance Back To Your Body With Chakra Balancing Foods

    BeWellBuzz
    18 May 2015 | 3:16 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Chakra, the effervescent Sanskrit term that implies the ‘spinning wheel of energy’ tells you all about the powerful centers of spiritual energy in your body. Seven in all, each of these chakras are located at one of the major endocrine glands and are associated with a different body part. For our body to function properly, each of these 7 chakras needs to work in perfect alignment, in their natural balance. However, it is our dietary intake that determines how well-aligned our chakras remain. When we deprive ourselves of a food group that feeds a…
  • Increase Brain Power With These 11 Brain Boosting Superfoods

    BeWellBuzz
    18 May 2015 | 11:53 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com The foods we choose to incorporate into our diets have physical effects on our bodies. We know that healthy eating can aid in everything from weight loss to lower cholesterol levels, and can help to build muscles and increase strength. The foods we use to fuel our bodies also fuel our minds. Choosing the right ones can actually help to boost brain power and function. Add these brain boosting superfoods to your diet and enjoy the difference. 1. Goji Berries Full of nutrients and vitamins that aid in the reduction of brain inflammation as well as reducing the amount of…
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • Try Helichrysum and Lavender Essential Oils for Bruises

    Andrea Butje
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    The best essential oils for bruises Do you bruise easily? I have a friend who is always walking into the corner of her coffee table, and so her lower legs always seem to be black and blue. If this sounds familiar, I have a recipe for you! Instead of getting rid of your coffee table, just keep a few essential oils for bruises on hand—Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) and Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). You’re probably aware of Lavender’s affinity for skin and healing—you can use it for almost any kind of wound (physical or emotional). It helps cells to repair themselves and…
  • What is jojoba? Learn all about this amazing carrier!

    Andrea Butje
    11 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    I use jojoba in a lot of aromatherapy recipes. It is so familiar to me, it feels like a friend. But the other day I heard someone ask, “What is a jojoba?” And I realized that maybe it’s not as familiar to everyone else as it is to me! So I thought it would be a good idea to talk a little about jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis). We often say “jojoba oil,” but jojoba is actually a liquid wax. So if we say “jojoba wax,” just know that they are the same thing. Because it’s a natural wax, it never goes rancid. It nourishes skin and absorbs well, and it doesn’t stain clothes. I…
  • How To Remove Sticky Residue Naturally: An Aromahead App Recipe

    Andrea Butje
    4 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Do you have a go-to trick to remove sticky residue? I know that some people use cooking spray (which can contain ingredients that are not natural), rubbing alcohol, or kerosene (I can almost smell the fumes now!). Then there is the ever-popular “rub it a lot with your finger and hope the residue forms balls so you can pluck it off” method. I’ve got a way to remove sticky residue naturally that I think you will love! I created the recipe for the Aromahead app. This recipe makes 2 oz (56 gm) of sticky residue remover. I use a PET plastic jar. (We’re not using essential oils, and PET…
  • Clean Your Kitchen Sponges Naturally with Essential Oils

    Andrea Butje
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    I like to clean kitchen sponges naturally…and frequently! I’ve always been a little unsettled at the thought of all the bacteria in my kitchen sponge proliferating at rapid rates. I don’t want to wash my dishes with that! Sure, you can pop the sponge in the dishwasher or microwave, but what about between the times you run the dishwasher? (And I don’t know about you, but I have not always had a dishwasher and often don’t use it.) So I’ve made a lot of recipes to clean kitchen sponges naturally, using essential oils that kill bacteria. After I use my sponge, I rinse it out with…
  • How To Melt Shea Butter and Natural Oils for Body Care

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

  • What Dreams Are You Yet To Fulfil

    Larry Lewis
    18 May 2015 | 1:57 am
    What Dreams Are You Yet To Fulfil was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Sometimes we have to be ready to let go of our problems, and instead ask ourselves what dreams am I yet to fulfil. We are made to pursue and fulfil our dreams, to keep moving our life forward. The second we stop dreaming, is the minute we stop living. I was invited to speak last week to a wonderful group at the Action for Blind People @actionforblind Centre in Wallsend. The topic was personal success through goal setting. I will write an article around my presentation soon for you to read. Every person in the…
  • 5 Steps To Personal Recovery

    Larry Lewis
    15 May 2015 | 1:26 am
    5 Steps To Personal Recovery was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Life can be described in so many ways but for now my preferred analogy is that of a bouncing ball.  I can remember distinctly my mum buying me this small rubber multi-coloured ball that for hours I would simply bounce up and down. Every time I put a little more energy in I could make that little ball travel higher. I remember persisting in my attempts to make it reach the ceiling. I see life in very much the same way. Every time I hit the floor I am determined to pick myself up and scale great heights to reach the…
  • What you need to know about Self Management

    Larry Lewis
    11 May 2015 | 6:55 am
    What you need to know about Self Management was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Having gone through a couple of years of bad health, especially with my eyes problem, I decided enough was enough and it was time to once again get in control of my health. It was so easy to give myself excuses as to why I should eat badly, stay sedentary and avoid exercise and drink too much alcohol to console myself. Worse still it was far too easy to use my eye problems as a reason as to allow everything else in my life to worsen. But I knew it was doing me no good and the time had arrived where I…
  • Let My Vision Impairment Demonstrate The Need To Live In The Moment

    Larry Lewis
    6 May 2015 | 12:25 am
    Let My Vision Impairment Demonstrate The Need To Live In The Moment was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living We take so much for granted in our lives, particularly many of our body’s every day functions like breathing and seeing, yet when we are then struck down with something like vision impairment we wake up to what is truly important. Our eyes give us the sense of light, enable us to learn about our surrounding world, give us the ability to read, work, watch television, use a computer, write a letter, drive a car, and countless other activities. For example cooking, we use our…
  • Start Believing In Yourself, You Are Special

    Larry Lewis
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Start Believing In Yourself, You Are Special was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Believing in yourself is another way of saying have confidence in yourself and the things you do. Something I am asked on a regular basis is what did I have to change when I decided to take hold of my life and finally recover from the disasters that occurred back in 2007. I had been debilitated by my house being repossessed, forced into bankruptcy and I simply lived on the edge of disaster for about 18 months. I lived every day just battling for survival, working 20 hours a day but getting nowhere.
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    Elements4Health

  • Age-Friendly Communities Are a Must for Senior Well Being

    Dana
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Making life easier for senior citizens benefits everyone by lowering healthcare costs and helping to ensure that individuals are able to remain in their homes and communities as long as possible. According to the latest issue of Public Policy & Aging Report (PP&AR), titled “Making a Home in the City: The Age-Friendly Community Movement,” the future of communities around the world will in large part be determined by the efforts to achieve a high quality of life for their older citizens. A total of seven articles argue that developing cities that meet the interests of all…
  • Understanding the Effects of Alcohol Consumption Before a Mother Knows She’s Pregnant

    Dana
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We all know that a visibly pregnant woman should abstain from alcohol, but what happens when a woman drinks before she realizes she is pregnant? Alcohol drunk by a mouse in early pregnancy changes the way genes function in the brains of the offspring, shows the recent Finnish study. The early exposure was also later apparent in the brain structure of the adult offspring. The timing of the exposure corresponds to the human gestational weeks 3–6 in terms of fetal development. In addition, the exposure to alcohol was found to cause similar changes to gene function in other tissues of the…
  • Most Workers Find it Difficult to Meet Physical Activity Guidelines on the Job

    Dana
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you rationalize not going to the gym by saying you get enough exercise at work, you’re not doing yourself any favors. Even a busy job may not provide enough exercise to meet current activity recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, according to a study reported today at the EuroPRevent congress in Lisbon.1 Dr Eleanor McIntyre from the Galway University Hospital in Ireland said that the workplace – where most adults spend around 60% of their waking hours – “represents a significant domain where short bouts of physical activity can be accrued and…
  • A New Reason to Get the Measles Vaccine

    Dana
    21 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Vaccination against measles doesn’t just protect people from the measles virus — it also prevents other infectious diseases from taking advantage of peoples’ immune systems after they have been damaged by measles, according to a new study. These findings help to explain why the introduction of measles vaccines prevented so many more deaths than researchers had expected, while highlighting the importance of widespread vaccination campaigns. Michael Mina and colleagues analyzed data from before and after mass measles vaccinations began in England, Wales, the United States, and…
  • Can We End Hangovers for Good?

    Dana
    20 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    After a night out drinking with friends, your head is banging, your throat is sore and to top it off, your mouth is dry. Soon,  fatigue will kick in and it will be impossible to leave your bed.  Welcome to the dreaded hangover.  Now wouldn’t it be good if the infamous ‘hangover’ were to become extinct? In an article from Anthropology & Medicine, Laurent Pordié delves into the introduction and marketing of polyherbal drug called PartySmart. This drug purports to protect the liver and prevent alcohol-related hangovers. Established by The Himalaya Drug Company in India in 2005,…
 
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    BitterSweet

  • Silent Sunday: Morning Dew

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    17 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    Click the photo above to download the full size version. If you’d like to enjoy it as your desktop wallpaper, right click the large photo, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to fit to your screen. Start up with a fresh new morning every time you turn on your computer, and enjoy.
  • Gather Together

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    13 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    Gather is much more than a place to eat, more carefully sourced, passionately created, and openly hospitable than the average eatery. Explicitly conceived as a means for connecting farmers, cooks, and diners with every bite, local and organic ingredients aren’t mere buzz words tossed around these vaulted ceilings, but honest mantras held in the highest regard. A certified LEED Platinum building in downtown Berkeley provides the foundation for this mission without missing a beat. Guests are invited to take a look into the open kitchen and watch the chefs in action, meticulously crafting…
  • Silent Sunday: Wine Country

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    10 May 2015 | 10:24 am
  • Read My Lips (Lippy Girl GIVEAWAY!)

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    7 May 2015 | 5:23 am
    Makeup, hair, wardrobe, and modeling by Melisser Eliott. Makeup is far from my field of expertise. Though fascinated by it from an early age, that intrigue never translated into successful application, and my skills remain limited to the basics. Luckily, lipstick is one cosmetic option that even I can handle, which is why finding brands that are ethical and non-toxic has been imperative. Master makeup artist Melisser Elliot gets all the credit for hooking me up with Lippy Girl, and flaunting their “Son of a Brick” Vegocentric Organic Vegan Lipstick so stunningly in the above photo…
  • Market Fresh

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    4 May 2015 | 11:23 am
    Saturday mornings are the highlight of every week, bearing the promise of exciting adventures around this fine city, without arduous classes encumbering an already overloaded schedule. No matter where the day takes me, each new exploit always begins in the same place: The Ferry Building farmers market, arguably the most renowned year-round source for fresh produce in San Francisco proper, drawing locals and tourists alike. It would be easy to make a full meal of the generous samples, ranging from buttery avocados to sweet dark cherries, but there’s so much more than just fruits and…
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • Memorial Day Recipe: Healthy and Tasty Fruit Kabobs

    Carly Sippel
    19 May 2015 | 9:32 am
    Bring these healthy and tasty fruit kabobs to your memorial day celebrations for a satisfying sweet snack. The post Memorial Day Recipe: Healthy and Tasty Fruit Kabobs appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 15-Minute Rowing Workout for Beginners

    Luke Andrus
    18 May 2015 | 11:59 am
    This rowing workout for beginners is the perfect way to get a great cardio workout in a short amount of time. The post 15-Minute Rowing Workout for Beginners appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Start Your Weekend With Free Workout Saturdays

    Ben Bush
    15 May 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Get to your local park this weekend and participate with thousands of others across the country! The post Start Your Weekend With Free Workout Saturdays appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 25-Minute Lunch Bodyweight Workout

    Luke Andrus
    14 May 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Fit in your fitness during the workday with our full body lunch bodyweight workout. The post 25-Minute Lunch Bodyweight Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Easy 3-Minute Trail Mix Recipe

    Cassie Johnston
    12 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    Skip the snack aisle and make your own trail mix at home. The post Easy 3-Minute Trail Mix Recipe appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
 
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • The Skin Cancer Selfie Seen Around the World

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    21 May 2015 | 7:51 am
    Though doctors have been voicing warnings related to tanning beds for some time, people still seen to be drawn to them, especially as summer approaches. People think that they can just go a few times before a big event, then another event comes along and another and another. Before long, the habit is formed. Do you use tanning booths? According to the Melanoma Foundation, 2.5 million teens use tanning booths each year. This number is both astounding and scary since it’s in these formative years that these habits become addicting. If you’re on any form of social media or if you…
  • Using Vitamin C: How to Choose the Best Skin Care Products

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    18 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Do you know why there is so much confusion about using vitamin C in skin care? Adding vitamin C to your skin care routine can transform your skin – but it’s also very tricky. That’s because vitamin c is highly unstable and this is what causes so much confusion.  In a nutshell, most vitamin C products simply don’t work. Like I said, it can be very confusing! For vitamin C to change your skin for the better, your skin needs to have really high levels of vitamin C.  However, your body prevents this from happening through diet (too much vitamin C gives you the…
  • Why Eating the Best Foods Creates a Healthier You

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    14 May 2015 | 7:00 am
      I am very, very, very pleased to introduce you to Certified Natural Chef Monica Sallouti who is joining my blog writing team. You are in for a unique treat because Chef Sallouti is a master of creating guilt-free, beautiful, and delicious dishes that are packed with maximal nutrition and fresh ingredients. She and I know how “food as medicine” plays out in health – or disease – and I’m thrilled to be able to share her wisdom and inspiring recipes with you. Chef Sallouti and I have talked about what she can share that would be the most beneficial to you. We don’t…
  • Exfoliation DIY: Get Smooth Skin Instantly

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    11 May 2015 | 7:00 am
      Spring is here, and summer is around the corner. Strappy shirts and short shorts are coming out of the closet, but is your skin ready? Did you know that exfoliated skin always looks the best? Yep, it glows, has a dewy youthful luster, and it’s soooo soft to the touch. I’m not just talking about the rough elbows or knees; I’m talking about all your skin. Especially your forearms, shoulders, and lower leg skin, all of which go on public display when the weather warms up. Be proud of how your skin looks, get rid of the dry-looking flakes, and old, crepey texture when…
  • When to See Your Dermatologist for Melanoma

    Angela
    7 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The month of May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Bailey and our team at DrBaileySkinCare.com, along with skin cancer advocacy organizations such as The American Academy of Dermatology, are on a mission to help you avoid serious skin cancer. We are all working hard to get the word out about how to spot skin cancer. We want to help you become aware of and recognize the early signs of skin cancer. After all, you know your body best and have the best chance to identify any worrisome changes between your doctor’s visits. Anyone can develop skin cancer, including the most serious form…
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    Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog - Augusta GA

  • Study Shows Chiropractic Effective for Adult Scoliosis Patients

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    11 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Adult scoliosis encompasses a broad group of individuals who have varying causes of their spinal deformity.  These include idiopathic scoliosis, with its onset in childhood but presenting with pain and worsening deformity in the adult.  Other causes include congenital anomalies that arise in-utero, degenerative scoliosis caused by disc degeneration, post traumatic scoliosis (occurring as a result of fractures of the spine), and neuro-muscular scoliosis often seen in patients with polio, muscular dystrophies, or other neuromuscular disorders.   Symptoms of Scoliosis Back pain is the…
  • Treatment for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Knee pain is a common problem for both athletes and non-athletes. For someone who has not been involved in a traumatic injury, a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) may be the problem. PFPS goes by several other names, including chondromalacia patella, patellar pain syndrome, and anterior knee pain.   What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Patellofemoral pain syndrome refers to pain at the front of the knee, in and around the kneecap. (The kneecap, or patella, is the triangle-shaped bone at the front of the knee joint. The pain usually is accompanied by tenderness along…
  • Study shows Improvement with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome after Chiropractic Care

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Everyone knows what it’s like to be tired, but those suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are more than just tired all of the time. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome leaves its sufferers exhausted to the point that even a short walk around the block will send them to bed too worn out to even do what it takes to live a normal life–and yet they used to run several miles a day. The big problem is that this exhaustion goes on and on, day in and day out for months or even years.   How Many Are Affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates…
  • Knee Injury Specialist in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Anyone who has ever experienced knee pain knows how much if affects everything we do, from simple tasks such as sitting and walking, to more complex ones such as completing an obstacle course.  Although incredibly complex and sturdy, the knee is more prone to injury than any other bony structure in the body other than the spine.  In fact, there are actuallymany different causes of knee pain.  These different causes of knee pain result in slightly different kinds of pain that can require very different types of treatment.   ACL, MCL and Meniscus Tears The two most common causes of…
  • Restless Leg Syndrome and Chiropractic Care

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    4 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    Restless Leg Syndrome, also recently renamed Willis-Ekbom Disease (WED), is a neurological condition associated with abnormal sensations in the legs. The disorder affects more than 5 million adults in the United States, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Typically, the sensations appear when an individual is trying to relax, or sitting for long periods. Moving diminishes the sensations, but in the evening and during sleep, symptoms worsen, according to the Mayo Clinic. Additionally, studies have shown that the severity of the pain and the…
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  • New spine startup emerges in Chicago – Valorem Surgical

    T
    21 May 2015 | 4:54 pm
    The opportunity in boomers and their aching backs (Crain’s Chicago Business) The Complete List of Spine Startups After years of hawking spinal implants, Joseph Jin knows there’s lots of money to be made from baby boomers and their aching backs. But it won’t be easy for his Chicago-based startup to break in. The demand is driven […]
  • The Top 100 Papers in Lumbar Spine Surgery Reflect Trends in Low Back Pain Treatment

    T
    21 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    Spine ‘Top 100′ Papers in Lumbar Spine Surgery Reflect Trends in Low Back Pain Treatment (Spine Journal) What are the most influential studies on surgery of the lower (lumbar) spine? The “top 100″ research papers in lumbar spine are counted down in a special review in the May 15 issue of Spine, published by Wolters Kluwer. Dr. Samuel […]
  • Study: Osteoporosis screening is rather random

    T
    21 May 2015 | 3:53 am
    OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENING IS RATHER RANDOM (Orthopedics This Week) A new study of nearly 51,000 women has found that many patients who should be screened for osteoporosis are not…and some of those who do get screened shouldn’t be. The study, published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, comes from the University of California Davis Health […]
  • The 50 most-referenced studies in ACL research

    T
    20 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    Researchers identify 50 most-referenced studies in ACL research (Healio) FULL TEXT IS BELOW In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers used citation analysis to determine the studies most influential on the field of ACL research based on factors such as how frequently the studies were cited. The researchers performed a systematic inquiry of the ISI Web of Science […]
  • Ortho Companies challenge the FDA’s directive on Unique Device Identifications (UDIs)

    T
    19 May 2015 | 6:12 pm
    UDI Rule a Challenge for Ortho Company (MDDI) Orthopedics company Globus Medical asks FDA to exempt already-distributed implant inventory from the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) labeling rule.  The long shelf life and uncommon business model of orthopedic implants is presenting a hitch in implementing FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) labeling rule. Orthopedics company Globus Medical Inc. […]
 
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    Heart Sisters

  • When babies with congenital heart defects grow up

    Carolyn Thomas
    17 May 2015 | 4:42 am
    There are now more adults than children living with childhood heart defects, thanks to medical advances over the past few decades. Aletha, now 36, describes her own childhood living with a congenital heart defect like this: "By age four, my fingernails were purple. I found that crouching and pulling my arms into my chest helped me to breathe better. Eventually, my growth stunted, I was no longer able to go to school full-time, and I began 'barrel chesting' (when the ribcage overlaps together at the sternum). At age 10, doctors did surgery on my aortic valve. It was successful, in that it…
  • Do you fear change? Then don’t have a heart attack

    Carolyn Thomas
    10 May 2015 | 4:16 am
    "You either take time now, or you'll have to make time later." That's the reality for those wondering if now is a good time to finally start making smarter lifestyle choices to stay as healthy as possible, for as long as possible.
  • “It’s a girl!!”

    Carolyn Thomas
    7 May 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Guess who just became a first-time grandmother?!?
  • “It’s not your heart. It’s just _____” (insert misdiagnosis)

    Carolyn Thomas
    3 May 2015 | 4:16 am
    Why was a woman who had an aortic valve replaced during open heart surgery initially diagnosed in the ER as just being "neurotic"? Her story and these other first-person accounts make me wonder when I'll be able to finally stop writing about women heart patients being misdiagnosed and sent home from Emergency...
  • “I’m just not a pill person” – and other annoying excuses

    Carolyn Thomas
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:10 am
    The focus of this intriguing study was not about how to get heart patients to do as they're told, but how to understand why so many of us won't take our meds.
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    Rifton RSS Feed

  • Six Tips for Writing a Strong Letter of Medical Necessity

    15 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    It can be a struggle to write a Letter of Medical Necessity. These tips will help you learn how to write effectively to make a case for the equipment your client needs.
  • Top 6 Features of the HTS

    4 May 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Parents and therapists share what they think are the top 6 features of the HTS for achieving successful toileting and hygiene.
  • Evidence Update

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:21 am
    A recent study shows that robotic gait training technologies may not meet the goals and expectations of the children who use them.
  • A Rifton Pacer Testimonial

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

    7 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Medicaid waiver programs can mean the difference between hope and despair. Beate Sass using her art to advocate for people with developmental disabilities by telling their stories.
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • Preliminary Results from Synergy Trial Released

    Jeryldine Saville
    14 May 2015 | 4:19 pm
    The long-awaited preliminary results from the K-PAX Synergy Trial are out. While both the patient group and control groups showed improvements, the difference between the two was not statistically significant. The Synergy Trial was designed to produce an FDA-approvable treatment for Myalgic Encephalmyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial evaluated the safety and efficacy of methylphenidate (generic Ritalin), combined with a mitochondrial support nutrient formula over 12 weeks. The outcome measurement tool used in the study was the Checklist Individual…
  • SMCI Co-Hosts Research Roundtable in Boston

    Jeryldine Saville
    8 May 2015 | 3:17 pm
    The Solve ME/CFS Initiative co-hosted a Research Roundtable May 2 with the Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association. At the event, which was held at Newton Wellesley Hospital, Dr. Suzanne Vernon, Scientific Director of the Solve ME/CFS Initiative, provided an update on the research being conducted through SMCI’s Research Institute Without Walls by some of the brightest investigators from the best medical institutions. Dr. Vernon also described the exciting work currently being conducted through the SolveCFS BioBank™. Following Dr. Vernon’s presentation, she and SMCI President Carol…
  • Dr. Ledia Martinez Assumes CFSAC Designated Federal Officer Post

    Jeryldine Saville
    6 May 2015 | 5:38 pm
    From the CFSAC listserv, posted May 6, 2015 With the retirement of Barbara James, we are pleased to announce that Ledia Martinez, MD, MPH has been appointed as the designated federal officer (DFO) of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee. Dr. Martinez joined the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) in 2008 and has worked as the Regional Women’s Health Liaison, coordinating programs and activities among regional and central office staff to improve the health and wellbeing of women and girls across the US. In addition to her success at leading the Regional Women’s Health…
  • SMCI Comment on the Institute of Medicine Report—Part 5

    admin
    30 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Orthostatic Intolerance and Cognitive Impairment By Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD, SMCI Scientific Director This is fifth and final post from our blog series to break down the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, “Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness.” This blog focuses on cognitive impairment and orthostatic intolerance, one or both of which are required for an ME/CFS/SEID diagnosis, according to the IOM’s recommended criteria. A diagnosis of a patient with ME/CFS requires functional impairment accompanied by debilitating fatigue, post-exertional…
  • SMCI Comment on the Institute of Medicine Report—Part 4 of 5

    admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Sleep By Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD, SMCI Scientific Director This is Part 4 of 5 of a blog series that breaks down the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, “Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness.” This post focuses on unrefreshing sleep, the third diagnostic criteria recommended by the IOM committee. Sleep is essential to recovery and rejuvenation of every system in the body—immune, nervous, muscular, etc. It is the time when our body builds up and replenishes the molecules that are essential for the body to function when awake. Yet sleep disorders…
 
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    Health Blog

  • Surfing And Its Positive Effects On Mind And Mood

    Health Blog
    20 May 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Research shows that a half hour of surfing can increase positive effects and decrease negative effects on the human body. Surfing and the benefits of it have been studied and discussed in a research paper to determine the effects it has on both body and mind. The research was specifically designed to show how...
  • Another Heart Disease Infographic

    Health Blog
    20 May 2015 | 10:05 am
    A study has found that those who consume alcohol moderately are 14-25% unlikely to develop heart disease as opposed to those who consume no alcohol whatsoever. Read the full-length article: Alcohol in Moderation Protective Against Heart Disease According to other research, consuming just one sugary drink each day increases heart disease risk by 20%....
  • Why Should I Consider Laser Eye Surgery?

    Health Blog
    20 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    Wearing glasses or contact lenses can be cumbersome and irritating. Apart from the physical discomfort, you also have to deal with multiple, continuous appointments with an optician, as well as recurring costs, such as those for replacing frames or lenses. You have the chance to be rid of the hassle of having to wear...
  • Shorter Warm Up Results In Significantly Less Muscle Fatigue

    Health Blog
    19 May 2015 | 1:45 pm
    A study suggests that athletes may want to lower the intensity and reduce the amount of time that they warm up to reduce muscle fatigue. The research indicates that longer warm ups could sabotage performance. The notion came to a researcher while watching sprinters warm up before a race. Sprinters, cyclists or short distance...
  • Facts About Tea Processing Infographic

    Health Blog
    18 May 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Tea is considered one of the most commonly drunk beverages in the world, as well as one of the most thoroughly researched because of the possible health benefits. Research shows that tea is good for heart health and blood pressure, and is related to a reduced risk of heart disease. Black tea can improve...
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    Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC

  • What Marketing Can You Do From Home?

    Kat Fulton
    7 May 2015 | 7:15 am
    As a traveling music therapist who used to clock 600+ miles per week on the road, marketing from home sounds soooooo lovely, relaxing, and [BONUS] productive! If the internet was this awesome in 2005 when I opened up shop, I would’ve thrown money at Facebook, Google, Parents.com, Yelp, PennySaverUSA.com, GroupOn, local newspapers, and anything I […]
  • Grief, Keynotes + 6 Experiences To Cherish While Getting Over A Cold

    Kat Fulton
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:25 pm
    I had a WONDERFUL time with the Great Lakes Music Therapists in Minneapolis! What an awesome region, full of good energy, full of bright shiny happy DEDICATED people. I loved every second. Here’s a sneak peek at the grand finale of my keynote: Sad news~ The day before I arrived in Minneapolis, I found out […]
  • Challenges in Taking Time Off

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

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

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

  • These Five Foods Are Making You Fat. Stop Eating Them

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

    Guest Author
    14 May 2015 | 12:34 am
    Sometimes, everything seems awful. You want to give up on all the obviously doomed projects you’ve started, curl up in the dark and wait in the silence until everything has gone away, because despite all the effort you put in they just don’t get any better. You want to stop. You don’t especially want to do anything else, but you definitely don’t want to be doing this because nothing you’re doing seems to be working. But, while that attitude is easy enough to fall into and binge-watching everything on Netflix can kill the time far more comfortable that staring into a corner, it…
  • What Do You Lack in Your Life? [POLL]

    Roman Soluk
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:39 am
    People always lack something in their lives. Whether it is money, love, friends, experience or time they always find excuses for not being happy. Read also: 50 Ways to Become Happy Right Now However, you should stop complaining. Limitations mean hidden opportunities. Limited resources make you use what you have. Lack of opportunities makes you more creative and thus helps you to improve yourself and to go on growing as a personality. So, when answering the question What do you lack in your life? better choose Optimism as all other answers will only show your negative thinking. Note: There is…
  • Top 4 Yoga Asanas to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Beautiful

    Guest Author
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:18 am
    Yoga is a great way of keeping our body young, fresh and active. It has a great effect on our body, especially heart, lungs and other important organs of our body. Though people are well educated about Yoga, they might miss some important techniques to keep themselves healthy and beautiful. It is completely possible to keep your skin healthy by practicing few popular yoga asanas like Uttanasana, Tadasana, Utkatasana and Bharadvajasana. Apart from regular Gym workouts, one should always try learning these popular yoga asanas for a healthy skin. Our body has a great mechanism when we do…
  • 3 Best Ways to Say “I Love You!”

    Roman Soluk
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. – Ingrid Bergman “I Love You!” Saying these three magic words is not an easy thing. Especially, if you’re a girl and if you want to say it first. However no matter if you’re a guy or a girl, if you want to start a relationship or to move it to the next level, take a risk and tell your partner these great words: “I love you!” It may seem so simple, but today more and more people are afraid not only of these words but of their feelings, of being misunderstood by…
 
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    Harvard Health Blog

  • New hospital ratings evaluate delivery of “typical care”

    Heidi Godman
    20 May 2015 | 2:24 pm
    The Internet has made it easier to become an educated consumer. At the touch of a button, you can find reviews of thousands of products and services — even health services — from consumer groups and fellow customers. It’s no surprise that many people count on these reviews and rankings before visiting a hospital. For the past 25 years, US News and World Report has been listing the “best hospitals” in the United States. In a Viewpoint article in this week’s JAMA, the magazine’s top health analysts describe how they are expanding and changing the way they rate…
  • Grip strength may provide clues to heart health

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    19 May 2015 | 9:11 am
    A strong or weak hand grip carries more than just social cues. It may also help measure an individual’s risk for having a heart attack or stroke, or dying from cardiovascular disease. As part of the international Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study, researchers measured grip strength in nearly 140,000 adults in 17 countries and followed their health for an average of four years. A device called a dynamometer was used to assess grip strength. Each 11-pound decrease in grip strength over the course of the study was linked to a 16% higher risk of dying from any cause,…
  • Draft recommendations on screening mammography continue to stir debate

    Gregory Curfman, MD
    18 May 2015 | 10:26 am
    The release of new guidelines on mammography never fails to renew the heated controversy over the potential benefits and harms of this procedure. The latest draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) are no exception. Various expert bodies have already taken conflicting positions on them. You can have your say, too, if you hurry — public comment on the draft closes today. Screening mammography is done in healthy women to spot hidden breast cancer. Some expert groups say that women should begin having regular mammograms at age 40, others set the start age at 50.
  • Surgery still trumps “antibiotics first” approach to appendicitis

    Urmila Parlikar
    14 May 2015 | 9:11 am
    When appendicitis strikes, an operation to remove the appendix has long been the route to recovery. But a new strategy called “antibiotics first” could help some people avoid surgery for appendicitis. In a clinical practice article in today’s New England Journal of MedicineDr. David Flum, a surgeon at the University of Washington in Seattle, explores the history of antibiotics first for appendicitis, how it is currently being used, who might benefit from this no-surgery approach, and its drawbacks. Appendicitis 101 The appendix is a small, finger-like tube that hangs from…
  • Mediterranean diet may help counteract age-related declines in memory and thinking skills

    Julie Corliss
    13 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    When I make a salad, I drizzle olive oil onto it and toss in a handful of toasted walnuts. Could this simple, tasty habit help me stay mentally sharp in the coming years? Maybe so. A new study in this week’s JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that eating a Mediterranean-style diet enhanced with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts is good for your mind as well as your heart. These findings, which come from a long-term clinical trial of different diets, are the first ever to show possible brain-related benefits of one eating pattern over another. The participants were part of a large Spanish…
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  • Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 107

    Niall Hamilton
    21 May 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 107 Question 1 What is the connection between the image and the 2010 earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer Takotsubo The image is of a Japanese octopus pot or trap, known as a “tako tsubo”. The apical ballooning seen in stress cardiomyopathy resembles this, hence the name Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Following the earthquakes in Christchurch a…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 084

    Nudrat Rashid
    20 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Welcome to the 84th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 6 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about…
  • JellyBean 022 with MedSTAR

    Doug Lynch
    19 May 2015 | 12:31 am
    Ben and Dave at “AeroMed” in Melbourne Critical Care Medicine is not just about hospitals and doctors. It’s about the entire team. It’s also about the people who are at the heart of the process before you get to hospital. The nurses and paramedics that I have worked with are some of the most amazing people who I have ever met. Ben and Dave are two such people; a nurse and a paramedic that are pushing the boundaries of what we can expect from these professions. They were both speaking at AeroMed, the combined ASA/FNA (Aeromedical Society of Australia and Flight Nurses Australia)…
  • LITFL Review 182

    Marjorie Lazoff, MD
    17 May 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Welcome to the 182nd 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 Essentials of Emergency Medicine is offering a US resident scholarship in partnership with ALiEM and EMCrit for the October Essentials course in Las Vegas. Check it out and apply now! [AS]   The Best of #FOAMed…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 083

    Nudrat Rashid
    13 May 2015 | 10:16 pm
      Welcome to the 83rd edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 6 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read…
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    DiscussHealth

  • Causes of Front Teeth Cracking And Chipped Off Parts – Jagged Front Teeth

    HealthyDis
    3 May 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Some people get that jagged front incisors without any visible cause. Usually, these incisors have that classic discoloration in the edges with chipped off sides and edge. However, there are some causes of this condition that you need to understand before you undergo dental treatment. What Causes Jagged Teeth Edge In The Incisors? The chipped […]
  • Feels Like Cut In Tongue Pain – What Causes Cut Pain In Tongue

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

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

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

    HealthyDis
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:43 am
    There are only a limited number of reasons why you will experience burning toes and feet. Usually, it may also include pain in the toes and feet joints and could lead to difficulty in walking. In most cases, the probable cause would be gout arthritis. What Causes Painful Feet and Burning Sensation in Toes? The […]
 
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  • Q&A with Toula Gordillo (Clinical Psychologist)

    Editor
    14 May 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Q. We have a fourteen year old daughter (Tammy) with Aspergers’ Syndrome. She has difficulty relating to her peers and is awkward in most social situations. She has narrow, often obsessive, interests in a particular thing or person. She wants to make friends and have a boyfriend like her peers, but she often misinterprets important social cues. She speaks too loudly, gets too close, is very direct (sometimes far too direct/insulting) and says things that make her peers feel uncomfortable. How can we help our daughter? A. Young people like Tammy often talk incessantly and don’t know…
  • The best gifts for your mother

    Editor
    6 May 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Whether you love it or hate it, most people will agree that the mother-child relationship is one of the most significant relationships in a person’s life, affecting your wellbeing throughout your life. At the same time, many of us will not have the perfect relationship with our parents. In fact, one psychologist estimates that 85% of families are dysfunctional. More optimistic estimates say that about half of mothers are “good enough” (not perfect, but adequate). Either way, there are many of us whose maternal interactions were not the intimate safe haven idealised by Hallmark. Let’s…
  • A dilemma involving sex reassignment surgery

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

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

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

  • Edible Holiday Gifts with Heart Healthy Ingredients

    Dorsa
    18 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Finding the right holiday gifts for your friends and family can sometimes be a difficult task, especially when you need heart healthy holiday treats. There are just too many people to find the right items for, and you want your gifts to be meaningful without being expensive or difficult. Edible holiday gifts are an excellent solution to all of these issues. Edible holiday gifts are great meaningful, personalized gifts that show how much care by the time and effort you put into each individualized gift. Edible gifts are also inexpensive and super easy to put together. The packaging you use for…
  • Adjust Your Cooking Style For Healthier Meals

    Dorsa
    11 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cooking healthier meals for you and your family can make a huge difference in your overall health. Often, even if you are not eating fast food, the meals people make at home can be almost just as bad. Too many Americans are relying on unhealthy, processed foods that are devoid of real nutrition. A few simple adjustments to your cooking style can make all the difference in the world. Cooking With Fats The fats you use when cooking often make the biggest difference to the health and taste of your meals. Many styles of cooking, especially certain regional cooking styles often focus on using a…
  • Healthy Carbohydrate Options for Diabetic Family Members

    Dorsa
    4 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cooking for family members that are diabetic or have other health issues can sometimes be a daunting task. Carbohydrates are often a touchy subject for someone with diabetes. There are healthy carbohydrates, however, that are typically okay for your diabetic family members. The first thing you have to keep in mind when meal planning and cooking for diabetic family members is that moderation is key. Most carbohydrates are actually okay to eat, but they have to be monitored and accounted for. Overdoing it can really cause problems, so remember to include carbohydrates in moderation. It is a…
  • Thanksgiving with Diabetes Can Be Simply Delicious

    Dorsa
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Holidays can often seem daunting for anyone living with a chronic condition such as diabetes. Every morsel of food you put in your mouth, it seems, is a recipe for disaster. Many people feel that their diets have to be bland and boring in order to be healthy. The fact is, however, that your holidays can be just a delicious as ever while still fitting into your diabetes friendly diet. Here are some simple rules to make Thanksgiving with diabetes simply delicious: Moderation Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind during the holidays is moderation. In fact, this is a tip that everyone…
  • Quick and Healthy Meals for Busy Caregivers

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

  • Cold weather is a bigger killer than extreme heat – here's why

    Adrian Barnett, Associate Professor of Public Health at Queensland University of Technology
    21 May 2015 | 11:24 pm
    For every death there’ll be many more hospital admissions for things such as strokes and heart attacks. Vladimirs Koskins/ShutterstockMost people are acutely aware of the toll the heat can take on human life, particularly since the extreme heat of Black Saturday in 2009 and the European heatwave of 2003. So it may come as a surprise that more Australians die from the cold than the heat. A new study published in The Lancet shows 6.5% of deaths in this country are attributed to cold weather, compared with 0.5% from hot weather. Most deaths will be from cardiovascular and respiratory disease,…
  • People who don't want kids deserve respect for their choice

    Fran Baum, Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor, Foundation Director, Southgate Institute for Health, Society &amp; Equity at Flinders University
    21 May 2015 | 1:04 pm
    There's a sense that people who want to be child-free are somehow draft-dodging the duty of parenthood – we’ve done it and suffered, so why haven’t you? Hanna Nikkanen/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAA conversation about the merits or otherwise of choosing not to have kids has been simmering away since Pope Francis designated people who have made the choice as “selfish” earlier this year. A couple of months after his comments, the issue was being discussed because of the film While We’re Young and the US book Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed. And now, the Australian media appears to be…
  • Don't believe the hype, teens are drinking less than they used to

    Amy Pennay, Research Fellow at University of Melbourne
    20 May 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Teenage drinking in Australia has declined dramatically over the past fifteen years. tristanforestjames/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDAsk your friends and colleagues about young Australians and alcohol and I bet they’ll say something about a generation out of control or a binge-drinking epidemic. The media regularly brings the worst outcomes of young people’s drinking to our attention and points to a problematic drinking culture supposedly unique to young Australians. Little wonder people believe things have never been so bad. The reality is startlingly different. Data recently released by the…
  • Three important things you didn't know about diabetes

    Alessandro R Demaio, Medical Doctor; Founder of kløver consulting; Fellow in Global Health &amp; NCDs at Harvard University
    20 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Flickr / Steve DavisWhen we think of diabetes, we tend to think of rich people with poor lifestyles. A chronic disease linked with obesity, heart disease and worse outcomes for some infectious diseases, diabetes tends to be associated in our minds with wealth, excess and over-consumption. But it’s not. Diabetes is a disease that results in higher-than-healthy sugar levels in the blood and can lead to some disastrous outcomes - including blindness, kidney disease and heart disease. In Turkey last week, working with Rotary to deliver workshops on diabetes prevention and care, three important…
  • Most people want to know risk of overdiagnosis, but aren't told

    Ray Moynihan, Senior Research Fellow at Bond University
    20 May 2015 | 1:02 pm
    An independent UK inquiry estimated that perhaps one in five of the cancers detected via breast cancer screening are overdiagnosed. Army Medicine/Flickr, CC BY-SAAn Australian survey released today has found a large majority of people report they’ve never been told by doctors about the danger of being overdiagnosed – and an equally large majority say they want to be informed. This is the first time anywhere in the world the general community has been asked about their knowledge and views on the “modern epidemic” of overdiagnosis, which happens when someone is diagnosed with a disease…
 
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  • How to make an earthquake survival kit?

    Administrator
    18 May 2015 | 10:12 pm
    After the recent 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, almost all people in the affected region were forced to take shelter on open spaces outside their homes. It wasn’t until then that the people had realized the importance of a kit for surviving the earthquake. We have compiled a list of basic... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • 10 times Teachers couldn’t Stop laughing

    Administrator
    17 May 2015 | 9:07 pm
    10 Real times, Student made their teachers crazy. 1. The Four Headed Muscle-   2. Yes the most important cause 😛 3. That is what I call to be a Doctor’s History taking 😀 4. Student asked By Teacher about Performance in Exam, get right on :3 5. Teacher Failed in this Viva 😀  More... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Funny student Answers in residency : Dr Ritika

    Administrator
    15 May 2015 | 1:44 am
    Teacher asks question suddenly, and the answers are spontaneous 😀 But I do think, Lead aprons decrease FRC All pictures are copyrighted to Dr Ritika and are not available for use in any website, blogs, newpapers and magazine without her permission. You can Like her page at-... Published in http://medchrome.com
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    HealthFitPlan.com

  • Advice On Treating Hemorrhoids From Your Home

    HealthyGirl
    21 May 2015 | 9:49 pm
    Hemorrhoids can be embarrassing and painful to say the greatest of days.The advice contained in this article below will provide some effective suggestions to use when treating your hemorrhoids. Rutin can help out with your hemorrhoid problems. Weak blood vessels can cause of hemorrhoids. Rutin helps vitamin C absorb and it assists in strengthening blood vessels. You should take 500mg of rutin a supplement. Applying heat and ice on your hemorrhoids is an easy home remedy to fight against hemorrhoids. You should put ice on the hemorrhoid for about 10 minutes daily, and then follow that with…
  • Use This Great Tips About Acupuncture To Help You Better Understand

    HealthyGirl
    21 May 2015 | 7:31 pm
    TIP! Do not expect results right away. Some people will experience relief after the first treatment, while others require multiple treatments to experience relief. Acupuncture provides an alternative to western medicine and treatments. This article will give you some fundamental knowledge about this age-old treatment. Read on for information that will help you want to give acupuncture once and for all. TIP! If you want to know more about acupuncture, but fear needles, see if your practitioner is familiar with laser treatments. This light therapy applies lasers to the body’s pressure…
  • Tips That Can Help You Reduce Your Hair Loss

    HealthyGirl
    21 May 2015 | 5:28 am
    This saying is true for hair loss as well. You need proper information before you want to regrow your hair. The tips are a must read. Vitamin C is very important to the prevention of hair. Vitamin C helps you produce more collagen, which is needed to keep hair alive and healthy. There are hair products on the market that are not healthy for your hair. Some hair products can reduce your hair growth a great deal. Only use a product you’ve researched to see if they are harmless. Change your after shower to reduce hair loss.Rub your scalp gently when you finish your hair. It is also…
 
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    Be Well Buzz

  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Mythbusting Mondays Podcast Launches

    BeWellBuzz
    18 May 2015 | 11:43 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com We’re excited to announce our new podcast called Mythbusting Mondays! We teamed up with Dr. Anthony G. Beck to do something incredibly important… … Cut through the noise and confusion to deliver truth around important health topics. Dr. Anthony G. Beck is perfectly qualified to help us unwrap confusing health myths each and every Monday! You can subscribe to get each and every important episode right here. To celebrate the launch we’re exploring 3 really important myths. Myth #1: Truth About Gluten With summer right around the corner this…
  • How Magnesium Deficiency Causes Low Energy Levels

    BeWellBuzz
    18 May 2015 | 8:56 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Fact: Magnesium in the body is what fuels your internal battery. Do you often burn out by mid-day? Feel run down and have very little energy even after a night of sleep? Magnesium deficiency could be the problem… Here’s why: From the simplest single-celled organisms to human beings, magnesium is required for life and is the catalyst that allows the body to function optimally. It is so powerfully charged with energy, that it is literally the spark of life and one of the best examples of an energy nutrient. Magnesium is the key to unlocking hundreds of…
  • Bring Balance Back To Your Body With Chakra Balancing Foods

    BeWellBuzz
    18 May 2015 | 3:16 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Chakra, the effervescent Sanskrit term that implies the ‘spinning wheel of energy’ tells you all about the powerful centers of spiritual energy in your body. Seven in all, each of these chakras are located at one of the major endocrine glands and are associated with a different body part. For our body to function properly, each of these 7 chakras needs to work in perfect alignment, in their natural balance. However, it is our dietary intake that determines how well-aligned our chakras remain. When we deprive ourselves of a food group that feeds a…
  • Increase Brain Power With These 11 Brain Boosting Superfoods

    BeWellBuzz
    18 May 2015 | 11:53 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com The foods we choose to incorporate into our diets have physical effects on our bodies. We know that healthy eating can aid in everything from weight loss to lower cholesterol levels, and can help to build muscles and increase strength. The foods we use to fuel our bodies also fuel our minds. Choosing the right ones can actually help to boost brain power and function. Add these brain boosting superfoods to your diet and enjoy the difference. 1. Goji Berries Full of nutrients and vitamins that aid in the reduction of brain inflammation as well as reducing the amount of…
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  • Healthy Options for Quick Meals !

    Jim Long
    11 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    People use many excuses to give reason to why they are not eating healthy foods. One of the most common of these excuses is that they have no time to worry about choosing the best foods and cooking them for themselves and their families. These people usually grab fast food or take-out instead of healthier [...]
  • Healthy Tips for Dry Skin !

    Jim Long
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:37 am
    Dry Skin Sometimes skin has a low level of sebum, which is the natural oil that is produced by skin glands. It is called dry skin and it cannot hold moisture and will look parched and feel tight when washed and in some extreme times, it can show some signs of chapping [...]
  • Quick Meal Tips !

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

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

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

  • 10 reasons why seniors sometimes don’t eat properly

    guest contributor
    15 May 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Guest contribution by Peter Smith. Caring for an older relative can be hard work – and one of the hardest parts is often trying to ensure they’ve eaten enough, or eaten the right foods. A good start to solving this problem is to figure out just exactly why they aren’t eating properly – there are lots of potential reasons for it, and narrowing it down can help you target the source of the issue. Here are ten reasons seniors sometimes don’t eat properly: Loss of smell and taste As we age, our sense of taste and smell decreases. This can cause food that you once would have…
  • Strength Training for Seniors

    guest contributor
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Photo by stockimages from freedigitalphotos.net Guest contribution by Tiffany Miller Why is strength training such a great idea for seniors? Can someone in their 80’s really benefit from strength training? Strength training is useful for all ages if done properly. Seniors can benefit from strength training in the areas of muscular degeneration, bone degeneration, and balance. Muscular Degeneration The longer you go without using your muscles, the easier they will suffer from degeneration. Muscular degeneration in older adults is known as sarcopenia. It can show up after the age of 40,…
  • Landscaping Ideas for Seniors

    guest contributor
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Guest contribution by Dane O’Leary Garden therapy has been recommended to treat ailments both physical as well as emotional and to individuals of all ages. Especially for seniors, gardening also provides a productive form of exercise too. Bending, planting, and pruning are great for the body, allowing limbs to stretch and improving circulation. Sunshine is a source of vitamin D while taking part in the natural environment by growing new plant life and helping it to thrive is good for the soul. The benefits of gardening are numerous. Gardening can help keep muscles tones and limbs flexible,…
  • Age-related changes influence your dietary needs and your appetite

    guest contributor
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    This article is contributed by Peter Smith. It is an indisputable fact that as we age our bodies change. Our metabolisms tend to slow down and we slowly get weaker. Good diet and exercise can stave off the majority of these effects but they cannot adjust nature’s cycle. As people mature, they use their body in a different way to when they were younger. Their nutritional needs are different and the whole system is not as good at absorbing important nutrients anymore. An old person’s appetite decreases with age, and his/her dietary needs change too. Here are some of the most common…
  • Live long, live well

    Barry Welford
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    With so many living longer, it is important to do the right things that will give you a full and fulfilling life. Eating right and exercising are key activities in that plan. Even more fundamental is ensuring your finances don’t run out before you are ready to go. The infographic below provides some important considerations that you should take into account. Retiring Well Infographic Presented By One Reverse Mortgage As you go through these financial considerations, don’t forget that with all your life experiences you now have the opportunity to do the things you really would…
 
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • Healthy Living: Take the Road Already Traveled – #MyYoga

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

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

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

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

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

  • Not Too Many Cooks

    Edel
    21 May 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Last Sunday some of our staff had a wonderful time preparing and cooking a meal for 35 people at the Ronald McDonald House, Christchurch. Our Beef Nachos and Ambrosia went down a treat. It was so lovely to contribute in a small way and such humbling experience too.  Ronald McDonald House South Island provides free accommodation and support to families of sick children.  It has 26 rooms available to families who need to stay in Christchurch while their child receives hospital care. RMHSI receives no direct Government funding so the facilities are reliant on public donations, grants and…
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    21 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
  • Forever Learning

    Edel
    17 May 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Every year since 1977 International Museum Day is organised worldwide around May 18. This day, today, is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society. To mark World Museum Day, our guest blogger, Kyle, takes a look at a family trip and what New York City has to offer... Last October our family enjoyed an incredible week in New York City. We were mesmerised by the city, its vibe, amazing pace and its range of cultures. Just spending time on the subway or simply walking through areas that were once considered seedy and rough like Little Italy,…
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    7 May 2015 | 1:41 pm
  • Global Infectious Diseases

    Edel
    3 May 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Throughout history, infectious diseases have had an ever-present impact on the health of the world population.  When they arise, they remind us just how important hygiene is in the fight against the incidence and transmission of deadly diseases.  The following examples typify the types of global diseases that have huge impacts on the world health practices particularly with regard to hygiene. The Black Death – Also known as the plague peaked in the years 1346-53. It was thought to have originated in Central Asia where it was carried by rat fleas living in the black rats that were regular…
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  • 24 Tips to Beat Hunger Cravings

    WalkingSpree Team
    19 May 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Do you eat out of hunger…or do you eat out of habit? Often it is difficult to determine if you are craving food because of physiological hunger or psychological hunger. This method may help give you the time to determine if you really are hungry or if you just need an alternative to keep you busy. Rate your level of hunger: 0 – 10 Ask yourself, why are you hungry? Is it because you skipped a meal or snack? Sometimes we become so busy we forget to eat our snack or even skip a meal. Be sure to have your snack with you if you are not at home. If you are home, make sure that your snack is…
  • Take it outside – walking that is

    WalkingSpree Team
    19 May 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Taking your walking routine to the great outdoors has mental and physical benefits. Studies have shown that where you walk can impact your mood. People who walk outdoors, compared to those who walk indoors, are less tense, angry, depressed and feel more energy. Some people even feel more satisfied with their walking routine. Who would not feel revitalized with all that sunshine and fresh air, not to mention the green grass and spring flowers that are starting to bloom? And walking outdoors is a great way to develop muscles and increase stability. During your walk you encounter obstacles you…
  • National Walking Day! April 1, 2015

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

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

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

    admin
    22 May 2015 | 4:06 am
    Have you ever wondered how leaders are made? Have you ever wondered if it is simple to be one? Leaders are those who have the responsibility to lead, motivate, encourage, and positively affect the lives of numerous individuals. You need to have lived those experiences prior to, in order to serve other individuals. If you don’t like what you have in your life or “what you are” – you can alter it by aligning you vibration with what you want to have and who you wish to be. Beginning with “Who I am?” concern will certainly put you in a state of…
  • Some Basic Tips On Choosing Factors For Wifi Network

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    It wasn’t long ago, less than five years in fact, that WiFi hot spots started popping up in hotels and multinational retail chains. It is called as such for the reason that it is the main element connected into the electronics, or in this case, the Wifi modem. Updates to consider on trouble-free darknsk programs. You can use a computer and everyday household items to create this reflector. And it’s taking us to the website, so here we are on the web. These are the antennas that you see on most mass produced wireless routers for the home market. There is an integrated music playing…
  • A Simple 4-Step Approach To Sales Success For Monetary Advisors

    admin
    14 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    I have seen the motion picture two times. Each time I saw it I was encouraged by the chief actor Andy Dufresne’ thoughts, behavior, belief in life. The film is about a banker named Andy Duframe (Tim Robbins) who is wrongly accused of a double homicide he didn’t commit. At last he was sent to Shawshank Jail for life time. In jail there is a man named Ellis Boyd ‘Red’ Redding (Morgan Freeman) who has a capability to provide virtually any kinds of contraband (other than, on his own concepts, controlled substances and weapons) into Shawshank Jail. Other than the banks,…
  • How To Cleanse Your Colon To Create A World Class Product

    admin
    13 May 2015 | 8:30 pm
    This increases the probability that toxins will certainly be released right into the blood stream. Irregularity specifically when it’s chronic creates a slow digestive feedback, which then leaves waste in the system much longer. These consist of cultured veggies like kimchi, and fermented refreshments like kombucha tea as well as kefir. This mechanistic “gelling” impact additionally helps maintain bowel uniformity in its very own special way, as well as stops the harmful buildups that can lead to irregularity and also irregular bowel movements. You need to see a medical…
  • Simple Advice On Elegant 2013 Routehappy Products

    admin
    11 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    The students continued their prank by hosting their own conference at the same hotel as the WMSCI and giving talks on randomly-generated subjects. The mini size and lightweight makes the Apad very convenient to carry anywhere and anytime, even traveling. As I said, 79 hop carriers have been defined at a 1 MHz spacing. Theyre just doing macro data aggregation rather than seeking out individual info, Clay Moran, an analyst at Benchmark Capital, told TechNewsWorld. Google would probably create a capital budget and take on debt to do that size endeavor. I reset the network settings and/or shut…
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  • How Going Kardashian-Blonde Sent One Woman to the Hospital

    holly dawsey, senior beauty editor
    22 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    Photo: Getty Images Amy Caddick went to the salon earlier this year seeking the light locks of Khloé Kardashian—and wound up in the hospital just two days later as a result. The 25-year-old from Liverpool, United Kingdom, left the salon feeling confident in her new ombré look, but woke up the next morning alarmed to see her scalp and forehead inflamed. “I woke up in complete agony,” Caddick explained to the Daily Mail. “My skin felt raw and tender.” Matters only got worse from there: The following day, the swelling moved down her face, sealing her eyes shut and beginning to close…
  • 6 Things You Should Know About Sex During Pregnancy

    Camille Chatterjee
    22 May 2015 | 7:26 am
    Photo: Getty Images Although you probably know everything about sex by the time you get pregnant—after all, it’s what landed you in this situation in the first place—you may still have plenty of questions about knocking boots while you’re knocked up. Those might include “Am I going to hurt the baby?” and “Will it know we’re having sex?” And women aren’t the only ones with these fears: “Many guys are nervous about this, trust me,” says Mary Jane Minkin, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at Yale Medical School. But…
  • Food Poisoning Treatment Tips Everyone Should Know

    Jeannie Kim
    22 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Photo: Getty Images You had an undercooked burger, ate some deviled eggs that were sitting out on the picnic table a bit too long, or sampled something from a dodgy food truck…and now you’re paying the price. Here’s how to spot the signs and symptoms of food poisoning—and how to treat it. What causes food poisoning In the majority of food poisoning cases, the technical term for your misery is gastroenteritis—an irritation of the stomach and intestines. It’s typically caused by bacteria (such as Salmonella, E. coli, or Campylobacter) or a virus (like norovirus). In…
  • The 11 Best Beach Reads of the Summer 

    Catherine DiBenedetto
    22 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    Photo: Getty Images What makes a perfect read for a summer getaway? Page turnability is a must, plus a dash of romance and maybe some mystery or suspense. It needs enough sultry, scandal, and serious to keep you engaged until the last rays of the day’s sun. A beach read doesn’t necessarily need to be about the beach, and you’d probably read it anywhere, but ideally you won’t be able to put a beach-read down until you’re done. But the best thing about a good novel? It feeds your noggin. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University conducted a brain-scan study and found that…
  • Rugby Player’s Head Injuries Linked to Brain Decline

    Health Editor
    22 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Add rugby to the sports that can lead to degenerative brain disease, a new study suggests. The first case of a rugby player who died from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) — a condition associated with repeated concussions — is outlined in a new study. To date, the link between brain injuries and chronic traumatic encephalopathy has mostly been made in football players and boxers, the researchers said. The patient in the new case reported playing rugby from his early teens until age 50, playing just below the international…
 
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • States With Best Healthcare Offers and Services

    MedFriendly
    19 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    Image via Flickr by Official U.S. Navy PageWhen assessing the best healthcare systems across the United States, analysts look at a variety of factors. They start by comparing hospitals in the area, then they look at patient accessibility to the healthcare facilities and outcomes of treatment of various diagnoses. Which states are the some of the best places for healthcare?Best Overall HealthcareHawaiiHawaii ranks highly on most lists of best states for healthcare. As of a recent study conducted by Commonwealth Fund, less than four percent of the population couldn’t see a doctor for a health…
  • Fighting Common Types of Cancer

    MedFriendly
    5 May 2015 | 8:15 pm
    Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, and it often becomes fatal because people simply do not know enough about it. Individuals are not educated on the most common types of cancer, and they often overlook the importance of regular physical exams and check-ups that can help catch cancer before it becomes untreatable. To help protect yourself from becoming a victim of cancer, take the time to educate yourself on a few of the most prevalent types of cancer and the tests needed to determine whether or not they exist.Lung CancerLung cancer is by far the most common…
  • 13 Ways to Protect the Health of Your Family

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

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

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

  • The Ultimate Guide To Having Your Best Beach Day Ever!

    Kimberly Snyder
    18 May 2015 | 9:28 pm
    How you’ll so often find me…eating a banana!   I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! I am down in Florida (where I retreat to isolate and focus!) and spent some time at the beach over the last few days digging into a new book and connecting to nature during some of my breaks. With Memorial Day literally around the corner, I wanted to share a few tips for your next beach adventure.  I really enjoyed feeling the sand on my feet and the warmth of the sun on my skin. I spent most of my time under a covered umbrella with my favorite floppy hat that I got while on one of my…
  • The Top Benefits of Pitaya and Why It’s Important To Your Health!

    Kimberly Snyder
    14 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    Is dragon fruit a ‘superfood?’ For me, “superfoods” are foods that strengthen our bones, teeth and our immune systems while providing the building blocks of healthy cell repair and regeneration for glowing skin and healthy, lustrous hair. They have nothing to do with whether a food is super expensive, rare, comes from a tiny little pocket of the world that you may not exactly be able to pinpoint on a world map without Googling it first :)…but rather the intrinsic qualities of the food itself. That’s why, to me lemons, purple cabbage and spinach are all bonafide…
  • 20 Surprisingly Sexy Natural Aphrodisiacs

    admin
    8 May 2015 | 8:28 am
    ‘ Expressing our sexuality and sensuality is intrinsic to our very nature. Sex is a powerful way to deepen a relationship by connecting emotionally with another person. Sex is such a fundamental part of life that the ancient Greeks worshiped Aphrodite, the goddess  of love, sex and beauty. In fact, today  her essence is  alive in the  word aphrodisiac.    Annual festivals honor this goddess and offerings of  pomegranates, wine, and honey are  made in her name. Regular sex is  great for your health. Not only does it count as cardiovascular exercise, but sex can also boost…
  • 5 Ways to Detox Your Lymph System I Highly Recommend

    Kimberly Snyder
    6 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    Chances are, no matter where you are in the country and in the world (at least in the Northern hemisphere), you can feel the collective shift of nature that has so recently taken place. It’s actually warmer (yessss). The birds are chirping more. The grass is growing in beautifully. The light is increasing day by day. Yep, spring is most definitely here!  I can tell the difference in the seasons in my own body for different reasons. One reason is that I’m really into coconut water again. It has great cooling properties, and even though it’s not “cold” per se in LA for the winters, I…
  • Create Your Own Guilt-Free Fiesta: Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

    admin
    5 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    Happy Cinco De Mayo! You may be thinking, How can I eat for this holiday and not break every Beauty Detox Principle out there? Well you are in luck, this post will guide you through how to create your perfect fiesta! When most people think of Mexican they would not automatically think it is Beauty Detox approved, right? Well… it is actually one of the best cuisines to cater to Beauty Detox! Mexican food is something I think most of us have a soft spot for!  I personally love Mexican Food and that is why I have created some guilt-free options for you to enjoy. Over the years I have…
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • The Importance of Diabetes Testing

    Danica Collins
    20 May 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Did You Know…  … that 1 in 4 people don’t know they have diabetes?  Getting screened routinely can save your life!      Our society’s progression towards obesity and sedentary... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Get Tested for Diabetes!

    Danica Collins
    20 May 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Did You Know…that 1 in 4 people don’t know they have diabetes?  Getting screened routinely can save your life! Our society’s progression towards obesity and sedentary living has had... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Pepsi Is Getting Rid of Aspartame…but Is Diet Soda Safe to Drink?

    Danica Collins
    19 May 2015 | 11:35 am
    Artificial sweeteners have gotten a lot of bad press, particularly aspartame, and the demand for diet soft drinks seems to be plummeting. Coke reported a profit decline of 55%... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Shiitake Mushrooms Keep Illness at Bay

    Danica Collins
    18 May 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Did You Know…a mushroom a day can keep illness away? Shiitake mushrooms are known for their smoky flavor and unique texture, but recent research reveals that they’re also equipped to... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Do Vinegar Foot Soaks Help Remove Calluses?

    Danica Collins
    18 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
    This is a FACT… Vinegar foot soaks help soften feet and remove calluses, but should be followed with a good sloughing with a pumice stone. Vinegar is acetic acid, so it [...] Further Related... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
 
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    Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better LivingHealthy Times Blog

  • Caring for cancer patients can be a challenging task

    admin
    21 May 2015 | 5:42 am
    Cancer is a group of over 100 different diseases that can affect almost any part of the body. It occurs when normal cells start dividing rapidly to produce an undifferentiated mass of the cell. The mass of cell formed as a result of this uncontrolled division is called a tumour. Tumours can be malignant or benign. Malignant tumours are cancerous, i.e. they can spread to different areas of the body, but benign tumours cannot. Cancer doesn’t just affect a person physically. It has an impact on mental health too, and patients are known to experience mixed emotions ranging from negative to…
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • Repurposing Azathioprine

    Ammy
    22 May 2015 | 1:37 am
    An immunosuppressive drug, Azathioprine is used in organ transplantation and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, pemphigus, systemic lupus erythematosus, Behçet’s disease, autoimmune hepatitis, atopic dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and others. Azathioprine is the generic for Imuran and costs much less than its branded counterpart. International Drug Mart understands the toll autoimmune diseases have on the patient and those around them, which is why we bring you the lowest prices online for prescription and OTC drugs. Azathioprine was used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS)…
  • Moxifloxacin: Facts, Uses, And Side-Effects

    Ammy
    15 May 2015 | 2:22 am
    Moxiflaoxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial agent developed for use in oral ophthalmic treatments . Many countries use this drug as eye-drops to treat conjunctivitis (pink eye). Buy generic prescription and Over- The –Counter drugs like Moxiflaoxacin, which is much cheaper than the branded Vigamox, at InternationalDrugMart.com, one of the least expensive online drugstores worldwide. Moxifloxacin Eye Drops kill sensitive bacteria by preventing the production of proteins vital to the bacteria’s survival. Recently, the FDA approved Moxifloxacin in the treatment of two types of plague…
  • Must Know Facts About Desonide Uses

    Ammy
    12 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    Desonide is a topical corticosteroid, available since the 1970s, used to treat atopic dermatitis (eczema), seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and psoriasis in both adults and children. Corticosteroids including steroid hormones produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates as well as the synthetic analogues of these hormones play an important role in regulating stress response, immune response, regulation of inflammation, and blood electrolyte levels, and more. The generic version of Desonide is still much cheaper than the branded drug. International Drug Mart offers one of the lowest…
  • Lifestyle Drugs: Making Magic In the Midnight Hour

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

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

    admin
    10 May 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • 4 Things I Learned From This Year’s CPR Course for Professionals

    LAwordsmith
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Every two years, to update my skills, I retake a basic CPR course sponsored by the American Heart Association, along with their Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course for health care professionals. And it never fails, I always learn something new and remember things I shouldn’t have forgotten. Here are a few highlights from this year. CPR 1. Why has the advice changed to focus so much on chest compressions? As a The Survival Doctor reader, you already know that modern CPR usually only involves chest compressions, rather than additional artificial respirations.
  • Beyond Antihistamines: 5 More Allergy Meds That May Work Better for You

    LAwordsmith
    11 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Part 3 in my three-part seasonal allergies series. Click here for part 1 (how allergies work). Click here for part 2 (how to choose an antihistamine). by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Have you chosen an antihistamine to try out or to store in your survival stash? Well, we’re not done yet. You may want to add an additional medication or two to your seasonal-allergies arsenal. That’s because antihistamines don’t do the trick for everyone. But there are other types of allergy medications that might. They can be used in addition to or instead of antihistamines (and each other). It’s a…
  • How to Choose the Best Allergy Medicine for You

    LAwordsmith
    4 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH This time of year, allergy-medicine aisles see a steady stream of sniffling souls turning over box after box to figure out which of the million medications will give them the best relief. Despite their varied names and colorful labels, most of these boxes boast similar claims: They’ll fix your sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose. That’s because most of them contain one form or another of the same type of drug: an antihistamine. Antihistamines are the go-to medicine for most people with seasonal allergies. The different types of antihistamines all work in a…
  • How Allergies Work

    LAwordsmith
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Part 1 in my seasonal allergies series. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH For some of us, the spring season is a beautiful trap. It entices us outside with such great weather but hides an unseen danger—pollen. But truth be told, it’s not the pollen that’s the trouble. It’s the body’s reaction to it. In about 30 percent of people, the immune system goes way overboard to protect them from pollen, which their bodies see as an invader. This is called an allergic reaction. There are medicines that can combat the miserable symptoms, but to understand which ones you might want to store, it helps…
  • 3 Age-Old Wound-Dressing Questions, Answered

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

  • Curry Cabbage

    Michelle Blackwood
    17 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Curry cabbage is another quick dish that I could prepare for my husband seven days a week and he would still be happy to eat. He usually enjoys it with brown rice or quinoa and a salad with avocados. So this afternoon as he went to pick up our daughter Devannah from work, I decided to surprise him with one of his favorite dishes. Cabbage is packed with nutrients, a member of the cruciferous vegetable family known to prevent cancer. Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C which provides anti-inflammatory benefits and protects coronary arteries from damage. Curry cabbage is also gluten-free…
 
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 337: Steamer

    17 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Michael Metzger and Steve Goff Vincent meets up with Michael and Steve to discuss their finding of a transmissible tumor in soft shell clams associated with a retrovirus-like element in the clam genome. Links for this episode Hemocytic leukemia in soft shell clam (Sci Total Environ) Activation of Steamer in neoplastic hemocytes (PNAS) Transmission of clonal cancer cells in clams (Cell) Steve Goff on TWiV #76 Image credit Timestamps by Jennifer. Thank you! Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twiv@twiv.tv
  • TWiV 336: Brought to you by the letters H, N, P, and Eye

    10 May 2015 | 8:17 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVsters explore mutations in the interferon pathway associated with severe influenza in a child, outbreaks of avian influenza in North American poultry farms, Ebolavirus infection of the eye weeks after recovery, and Ebolavirus stability on surfaces and fluids. This episode is sponsored by @ASM Conferences and ASM Microbe Links for this episode Life threatening influenza and IRF7 deficiency (Science) Whole exome sequencing (Wikipedia) Herpes encephalitis in children with Trif deficiency…
  • TWiV 335: Ebola lite

    3 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVumvirate discusses a whole Ebolavirus vaccine that protects primates, the finding that Ebolavirus is not undergoing rapid evolution, and a proposal to increase the pool of life science researchers by cutting money and time from grants. This episode is sponsored byASM Microbe and ICAAC/ICC Links for this episode Possible sexual transmission of Ebolavirus (MMWR) Ebolavirus whole-virus vaccine protects primates (Science) Biologically contained Ebolaviruses (PNAS) Ebolavirus is…
  • TWiV 334: In vino virus

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:02 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVles talk about endogenous viruses in plants, sex and Ebolavirus transmission, an outbreak of canine influenza in the US, Dr. Oz, and doubling the NIH budget. This episode is sponsored by SciMed Solutions and ASM Education. Links for this episode Pinot noir and viruses (Wine Spectator) 35:00 Endogenous florendoviruses (Nat Commun) 35:30 Sex and Ebolavirus transmission (WHO, CDC, NYTimes) 54:10 Ebolavirus waiting (NYTimes) 57:35 Canine influenza outbreak (ProMed, NorthStarVets)…
  • TWiV 333: Naturally curious chimeras

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

  • Triclosan vs Male Sexual Health: What’s In Your Soap?

    Health on a Budget
    16 May 2015 | 6:55 am
    by Sanford Harvey We mostly prefer antibacterial soaps over other soaps in the belief that it keeps us and our families healthy when, in fact, it may even make us sick. Antibacterial soaps kill not only good and bad germs and bacteria, but also weakens the immune system, fertility, testosterone, and sperm production in men, studies revealed. What is Triclosan? Triclosan is the most prevalent antibacterial and antifungal compound found in a variety of products. It is typically absorbed through the skin, through the lining of the mouth, or through food exposed to triclosan and stored in body…
  • Is Red Wine Actually Healthy For You?

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

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

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

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

    21 May 2015 | 11:18 am
      Right now it's estimated that around 35 million Americans don't have any remaining natural teeth—including almost one-quarter of the population over age 65. The vast majority of these people—some 90 percent, according to the American College of Prosthodontists—wear dentures. While there are several different types of dentures available, we will concentrate here on full dentures, which may be fixed or removable. Full dentures are undeniably popular, but they do have some drawbacks that potential wearers should be aware of. Let's look more closely at the pluses and minuses.
  • Will Your Dentist Fine You For Not Flossing?

    18 May 2015 | 11:35 am
      We don’t always pay attention to dentists or other medical professionals. They tell us to stop smoking, eat healthier, exercise more, floss regularly, quit swilling sugary drinks … and we smile, say yes, go home and contemplate the utter blank horror of life without our favorite bad habit.
  • Discolored Teeth Can Be Whitened After Root Canal Treatment

    15 May 2015 | 9:18 am
    Root canal treatment is one of modern dentistry's most effective ways to prevent damaged or diseased teeth from being lost—it's so effective, in fact, that this procedure is performed about 15 million times a year in the United States alone. But sometimes, months or years after a root canal, a treated tooth may become stained or discolored.  Is there any way to restore that tooth to its natural brightness?
  • 5 Tips To Help Control Bad Breath

    13 May 2015 | 8:20 am
      Whether you call it halitosis, bromopnea—or just plain bad breath—it's a problem that nobody really wants to experience. Bad breath can sometimes be a sign of more serious issues, and it occasionally has a cause that's not related to the mouth...but most of the time it comes from an oral source, and is amenable to treatment. Breath mints and mouthwashes can temporarily mask the odor, but they don't get to the cause of the problem. So what can you do if even your dog turns away when you pucker up? Here are five tips that can help you control bad breath.
  • Reducing Dental Benefits Is Expensive

    11 May 2015 | 8:00 am
      You just can’t run away from dental care problems, according to a new study that reviews the costs associated with California’s cuts in the state’s public dental coverage.   When California cut comprehensive dental coverage from the state’s public health insurance plan, in an attempt to control health care costs, emergency room visits for dental problems rose sharply, increasing by nearly 1,800 additional ER visits per year. And average yearly costs associated with dental emergency room visits increased by 68 percent.
 
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  • Trochanteric Bursitis Symptoms: Causes, Treatment and Exercises

    mkr
    22 May 2015 | 5:20 am
    Trochanteric bursitis is a medical condition that occurs when the fluid filled sac near a joint (barusa) at the lower point of the hip gets inflamed. This inflamed barusa causes pain in the hip. This is also known as Greater …
  • Frown Lines Around Mouth: What Are Its Causes & How To Reduce?

    PUP
    22 May 2015 | 5:14 am
    Frown lines around mouth make you look miserably unhappy even though you are not. Wrinkles or frown lines on forehead or around the mouth are not dangerous to health, but more of a cosmetic concern. Deep lines usually develop as …
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery: Recovery Time & What To Expect?

    PUP
    21 May 2015 | 5:34 am
    Carpal tunnel is a small narrow passage in the wrist. The base and side of carpal tunnel is formed of tiny carpal bones. The top of the tunnel comprises of strong ligament. Tendons and median nerve pass through carpal tunnel …
  • Subsegmental Atelectasis Symptoms: Causes And Treatment Options

    PUP
    21 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    The word atelectasis pertains to lung condition in which one or more area of lung is partially or completely collapsed. The tiny air sacs (alveoli) do not inflate properly in the affected part of the lung. Atelectasis often develops as …
  • Sweet Cravings At Night: What Are Its Causes & How To Curb It?

    PUP
    20 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    Among various types of foods, sweets is perhaps the most enjoyable and pleasurable thing to eat. For many it is a magical night when the trip ends at an ice cream parlor as a final destination. Many people have craving …
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  • Yoga for Runners

    14 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Running strengthens the body, the mind and the spirit, just like yoga. Long-distance running, like yoga, can put a person into a meditative state. Both activities foster a lifestyle, and while runners have special clothes and accessories, yogis have their yoga products like yoga pants and Yoga Eggs.Good for the Body and the MindRunners can benefit from yoga as much as they benefit from different types of massage. A pre-run massage gets the blood flowing to the muscles. A post-run massage eases muscles fatigue and soreness and improves recovery. Yoga can be as gentle as a post-run massage and…
  • Color Me Yogic - Color Trends in Yoga Accessories

    8 May 2015 | 2:21 am
    We love color — rich colors, bright colors, and colors that inspire. When it comes to our Yoga Eggs, rather than trying to keep up with the masses, we like to blaze our own colorful trail.How do we choose our colors? All of our Egg colors are selected with both aesthetics and function in mind. While the color options for square yoga blocks tend to be limited, and a little boring, Egg colors are deliberately fun because using the Eggs is also fun. Yoga Eggs are intended to take people beyond the utilitarian approach to yoga props and towards a practice of playful and constructive creativity…
  • Go Green or Go Home... We Did Both!

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

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

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

    Brittany Mullins
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    This isn't just another boring kale salad. Massaging your greens may sound a little weird, but don't skip out on rubbing the kale with the lemon juice and sea salt. It helps break down the fibers of the leaves so it becomes tender, less bitter, and more enjoyable to eat raw. If you have time, roast the squash for more flavor. Bring a large pot of 1 to 2 inches of water to a boil. Place butternut squash in steamer basket and sprinkle with sea salt. Place basket in the pot and cover with lid. Allow to steam for about 7 to 10 minutes, until it can be pierced with a fork. While squash cooks, mash…
  • The 15-Minute Total-Body Kettlebell Workout

    The Greatist Team
    22 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    "High-intensity interval training" (HIIT) is a fitness term that gets thrown around a lot these days. HIIT workouts vary from bodyweight-only circuits to treadmill sprints to far less intense variations. But here, when we say high-intensity, we're not kidding. This 15-minute workout, led by certified trainer and Grokker expert Kelly Lee, gets your heart pumping and targets every major muscle group, from your chest to your legs. It takes you through three sets of two exercises using a kettlebell (a dumbbell works too). In each set, you’ll perform ladder-style reps: 10 reps of each exercise,…
  • Greatist Workout of the Day: Friday, May 22nd

    The Greatist Team
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video demos of each movement, follow the links below the graphic. Be sure to note the results of your workout so you can track your progress as you go. Before you tackle this workout, try this quick and effective full-body warm-up. It's just five simple moves but hits every major muscle group and gets your heart pumping. The American Royal Complete 21 reps of each of the following movements, then 15 reps, then 9 reps as fast as safely possible. Elevated…
  • Watch This Guy Dice a Whole Watermelon in 21 Seconds Flat

    Zachary Sniderman
    21 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    "DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME OR WORK" is one way to make sure someone doesn't cut a hand off trying the "Matt Jones, Cut a Watermelon in 20 Seconds Challenge" shown above. All right, maybe that's not a real challenge. Sure, "cut" could be interpreted a lot of ways. And yes, the guy above takes 21 seconds to dice the hell out of a watermelon, but that didn't seem to trouble the more than 6 million people who have watched this video since it was posted on April 23, 2013. Jones, the man in the video, is an assistant produce manager at a Publix Supermarket, at least according to his Google+ profile…
  • The 5 Healthy Meals You’ll Never Get Sick of—for Real

    Brittany Risher
    21 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cooking a great meal off the top of your head is possible, and it can be done without any Top Chef-level skills. All you need are some non-recipes—dishes you know how to make by heart—that can be customized based on what leftovers are lurking in the fridge and what you’re craving that night. You probably have at least one non-recipe already. Maybe it’s a stir-fry that has a different protein and veggies in it each time you make it, and you also serve over different grains. Or it’s something as simple as avocado toast, which can have a surprising number of tasty variations. Add these…
 
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  • INN LIVE NEWS: A Little 'Balloon Boy' Sells His 'Dreams' In Midst...

    Swarnam John
    19 May 2015 | 10:54 pm
    INN LIVE NEWS: A Little 'Balloon Boy' Sells His 'Dreams' In Midst...: A childish struggle by a little boy on a busy roads of Hyderabad to earn money for survival and to support for his family will make his li...Take care, Swarnam
  • Be Known! High Salt Diet Can Delay Puberty

    Swarnam John
    19 May 2015 | 10:48 pm
    The most satisfying feeling, you will ever experience is that, when your kids flourish emotionally, physically and spiritually well. The kids are part of us, to see them grow strong and healthy makes all our sacrifices seem worthwhile.High salt dietA diet which is high in salt can delay the puberty of kids, so say scientists. Sodium is hidden in the number of food stuffs, such as canned soups, frozen pizza and white bread. It seems late onset of puberty can cause, behavioral problems, stress and reduced fertility.Scientists did experiments on rats, and found that rats fed on a high salt diet…
  • Cesarean Risk Greatly Reduced Due To Pregnancy Exercise

    Swarnam John
    16 May 2015 | 11:46 pm
    The moment you learn that you are pregnant, the first silent prayer from your soul, would be for a safe delivery of a healthy offspring. Healthy food, proper exercise and a cheerful countenance greatly help in your prayer being answered.Exercise during pregnancyScientists say that pregnant women who exercise can significantly lower the risk of cesarean sections and giving birth to large babies. They found that women who exercised had a 31% reduced risk of having a large baby at birth, and chances of a cesarean section was reduced to 20% Wise words for pregnant womenIron supplements…
  • 6 Stunning Reasons To Get a Good Night Sleep

    Swarnam John
    14 May 2015 | 4:51 am
    “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book” says an old Irish proverb. The creator programmed us for proper rest and relaxation after a hard day’s work. Sleep loss is so ubiquitous these days that it may be detrimental to our health. Here is some research proven reasons to indicate the importance of quality sleep. After reading this I hope you will switch off everything to get a good and peaceful shuteye time.SchizophreniaScientists have found out that a sleepless night leads to impairment in the ability to concentrate. When healthy individuals are deprived…
  • 5 Research Proven Tips To Boost Your Happiness Quotient

    Swarnam John
    12 May 2015 | 12:40 am
    “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness”-Charles SpurgeonHappiness is the most amazing feeling you can experience, through your journey on this planet. It increases your well being, promotes healing and increases your immunity. Happy people are fun to be around, they spread this wonderful feeling radiating it on all sides of their environment. Here are 5 reasons that can make you a happier person.Buying experiencesEnjoying life experiences makes you happy, so says a research study. Scientists found out that people stopped being happy, when they kept…
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  • Should Men Get Facials?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    21 May 2015 | 2:40 pm
    When most men are asked whether or not they would consider getting a facial, it’s not unlikely that you’ll hear a few chuckles. To many men, facials seem silly, extravagant, and something that crosses the line of “manliness.” We disagree! In this day and age, men are encouraged to style their hair, use special shaving creams […]
  • Should I Get Sports Massage?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    13 May 2015 | 4:49 pm
    When watch retailer Timex surveyed more than 1000 individuals on their exercising habits they discovered that nearly 3/4 of Americans exercise at least once a week. We are runners, weight lifters, and yogis galore! However, most of us know that exercise can come with a certain amount of aches and pains…joint discomfort, impact, pressure, tightness, and […]
  • Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Spa-Lovin’ Mama

    Lauren Cosgrove
    5 May 2015 | 2:09 pm
    If it were up to us, we would give our mothers the world – a trip to Europe and all the delights money could buy. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have bottomless bank accounts, so a little creativity comes in handy. We’ve taken the time to design the perfect Mother’s Day Gift Guide for those […]
  • The Perfect Facial for a Flawless Bride

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

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

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

    Sydney Johnston
    14 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    Coffee scrubs are very popular right now, and some of them have hefty prices. But it’s simple to make your own coffee scrub in only a few minutes and using just a few simple ingredients.  Here are four reasons to make your own. 1. Buying A Coffee Body Scrub Ain’t Cheap, Folks! Check out these prices. […]
  • Growing Organic Green Onions, Updated

    Sydney Johnston
    14 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    We recently posted about growing green onions from the roots of green onions from the store. I can cheerfully announce that my experiment is a success! I cut off the roots and placed them in some water and waited for the little dudes to do their thing.  Here they are after about 2 1/2 days. […]
  • DIY All Natural Furniture Polish

    Sydney Johnston
    7 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    Instead of spending a freaking fortune on wood polishes and furniture polish, why not make your own from ingredients you have in your home right now? The result will be an all-natural, chemical-free furniture polish that your woods will love. How To Make Your DIY Furniture Polish Obviously, you need a container, then mix and […]
  • A Natural Remedy For Nasal Congestion

    Sydney Johnston
    7 May 2015 | 8:38 am
    Is there an adult on this beautiful planet who is a stranger to nasal congestion? Of course there are a ton of over-the-counter remedies for sinus congestion but they all have side effects, no matter how minor. Massage, however, cannot possibly do any harm so why not consider this simple, yet effective, home remedy for […]
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  • Causes of Front Teeth Cracking And Chipped Off Parts – Jagged Front Teeth

    HealthyDis
    3 May 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Some people get that jagged front incisors without any visible cause. Usually, these incisors have that classic discoloration in the edges with chipped off sides and edge. However, there are some causes of this condition that you need to understand before you undergo dental treatment. What Causes Jagged Teeth Edge In The Incisors? The chipped […]
  • Feels Like Cut In Tongue Pain – What Causes Cut Pain In Tongue

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

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

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

    HealthyDis
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:43 am
    There are only a limited number of reasons why you will experience burning toes and feet. Usually, it may also include pain in the toes and feet joints and could lead to difficulty in walking. In most cases, the probable cause would be gout arthritis. What Causes Painful Feet and Burning Sensation in Toes? The […]
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  • ‘Tis the season for weddings – without our loved one’s physical presence

    Rachel Kodanaz
    21 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Life has its own beat. People are born and people die; however nothing prepares us for the emotional toll of continuing life without a special loved one after they have passed away — especially when the next family milestone occurs and we wish for our loved one to be physically joining us. Regardless of their age, cause of death, milestone occasion or family dynamics, the loved one is missed in so many ways that are often impossible to communicate. When my husband passed away when my daughter was 2 years old, I panicked about who would walk her down the isle and my overwhelming sadness that…
  • Is it Still OK to Cry?

    Beth Marshall
    14 May 2015 | 1:18 pm
    It was Mother’s day weekend. With our kids scattered across the country, the idea of traveling to Colorado to spend a couple days with our daughter, Amy seemed like an excellent way to celebrate. I stopped in an airport restaurant for breakfast and crossed paths with one of the friendliest waiters I’ve ever met. Lamar obviously loves people and loves his work. As he delivered my coffee and spinach omelette, we started to talk about Mother’s Day. Lamar’s face lit up as he described his amazing mom. He referred to himself unashamedly as a, “mama’s boy.” His mom has a lot to be…
  • Life Interrupted

    Jesse Roberts
    8 May 2015 | 11:10 am
    On the way to work my boss, Mike, and I, stop to get gas and a bite to eat. As we climb back in the truck, the phone rings. He answers it and steps outside. When he returns, I know something is wrong. “We need to run by the church. I have to sign some papers for a committee I’m on,” he says. Then there is silence. A silence that is all too familiar. An uncomfortable silence – one that only accompanies bad news. The sinking feeling in my gut tells me that there were no papers to sign. For twelve long minutes, my mind races. Could it be my grandmother? She is 84. I just talked to her on…
  • Surviving Spouse Rights in USA (Infographic)

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

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

    jenn
    18 May 2015 | 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 Learn more about Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas on our information page is the creation of the “double eyelid.” The Asian upper-eyelid surgery was the most popular request two decades ago, but today…
  • Nose Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    8 May 2015 | 7:51 pm
    Nose Surgery Dallas is a procedure that has helped a number of men and women achieve the nose they desired. The Nose, front and center of the face, can either blend in seamlessly to your appearance or stick out as a sore and constant spot of insecurity depending on the person. Many people are unhappy with the look of their nose because they feel it is too large for their face, too crooked, has a bump or indentation in the profile, the tip of the nose is too upturned or too downturned, or too narrow or too wide, etc. These are often very common aesthetic complaints but there are also…
  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Advances in plastic surgery happen all the time and it’s pretty incredible how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. Today we are able to make facial rejuvenations that are substantial while still looking natural. Dr. Lam approaches procedures with the eye of an artist and the mind of a surgeon which creates the perfect balance between aesthetic and function. We all want to look our best and we want our best to last as long as possible. Many people, men and women alike, seek out Dr. Lam for the ultimate in facial rejuvenation: Facelift Dallas. The facelift procedure is a…
  • Lip Augmentation Dallas

    jenn
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:04 pm
    There are few facial features lusted after as much as round, luscious lips. For century’s women have been coveting their fuller lipped peers, celebrities and models and trying to emulate the look through make up tricks, and plump-promising glosses. For women who are ready to make a more significant and longer lasting enhancement, Dermal Fillers may be the way to go. A dermal filler works just like it sound it would by filling in areas that are lacking mass- they are also used to rejuvenate the face. A Dermal Filler will give you results that last several months, but aren’t permanent, so…
  • Otoplasty Dallas

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

    BerryRipe
    11 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    How do you know that you’re going about a juice cleanse the right way? Avoid these rookie mistakes. 1. Not pre-cleansing. Before starting a juice cleanse, you need to detox for two weeks. This is called the pre-cleanse phase. The goal is to eliminate processed foods during this time. Not only will this start to change your eating habits, but it will get you in the right mindset for the actual cleanse. 2. Going for it 100% from the very beginning. If this is your first juice cleanse, you’ll end up starving and exhausted if you try to replace all of your meals with juice. Instead, start…
  • 3D Printers Allow Doctors to Craft Fashionable, Custom Prosthetics

    BerryRipe
    8 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    Today’s 3D printers can produce custom clothing, trinkets, and phone accessories, but they can also shape prosthetic limbs for people with disabilities. It’s a much more affordable and portable process than traditional prosthesis, so people in developing villages are gaining access to this treatment for the first time. For example, in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, many young people lost their arms and legs during the war, but they didn’t have proper medical resources in the area. With 3D printing, these disabled kids can have custom prosthetic limbs built as they grow up, without…
  • What Causes Headaches: 10 Factors

    BerryRipe
    8 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    Headaches are extremely common and can vary greatly from person to person, but what causes headaches? Individuals with predispositions for headaches or migraines may notice that certain triggers can bring about the onset of a headache.  Like headaches, the causes of headaches can vary greatly depending on the individual. However, by becoming aware and recognizing the common headache triggers, suffers can take action to avoid the triggers and thus decrease the likelihood of a headache.  Below are 10 of the most common headache triggers. What Causes Headaches Factor #1: Changes in Weather or…
  • Get to the Bottom of Your Gastroenterological Concerns

    BerryRipe
    7 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    When you have issues with your stomach and digestive system, it can truly throw your world into a tailspin. Troubles with eating, digesting, and eliminating food from your body can be frustrating, especially when they take control of your life. If you don’t manage your condition and get to the root of the problem, your health can be at risk. Your body gets the nutrition it needs from the food you eat, nutrition that is necessary to keep your system working at optimal levels. When you have gastroenterological problems, your body can begin to shut down as it lacks the fuel it needs to…
  • Be Extremely Careful When Using Herbal Remedies

    BerryRipe
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:10 pm
    There are various things that have to be said about herbal remedies. Unfortunately, we see a huge drawn among patients in the sense that there is this belief that many herbal based treatments are better than what is offered by modern medicine. That is not actually the case. In reality, many of the remedies that you find online are not actually legit and do not work. Remember that herbal treatments will never cure cancer and plants will not save your life. However, as complementary medicine is widely accepted in modern healthcare, there are some options that can replace different treatment…
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    Bohemian Bear - Life

  • Winning the Spiritual Battle | John Lindell at James River Church, May 2015

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

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    Steve Kelley at James River Church, April 2015
  • Anthocyanins

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

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

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

  • Orange county drug rehab Free Centers in U.S. & U.K.|Best Free Drug Rehabilitation

    Hunny Garg
    16 May 2015 | 12:28 am
    Orange county drug rehab Free Centers in U.S. & U.K.|Best Free Drug Rehabilitation : Drug addicti0n is one of the biggest disease that eats up our environment with rapid rate. There are lots of NGO’s and other free private services initiated by lots of social workers are working fine in the market to make the people drug […] The post Orange county drug rehab Free Centers in U.S. & U.K.|Best Free Drug Rehabilitation appeared first on The Healthy Tips. Visit http://www.thehealthytips.com for more........
  • Yoga Exercise: Ardha Padmasana (Half Lotus Pose)

    surendra
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    Ardha Padmasana is a meditative posture. This is done by arranging one foot opposite thigh and the other foot under the thigh. It is called Virasana or half- lotus because half the technique of padmasana is in this yoga posture. This yoga posture can also be practiced the legs. Ardha Padmasana: Stages for Practice Starting Position: […] The post Yoga Exercise: Ardha Padmasana (Half Lotus Pose) appeared first on The Healthy Tips. Visit http://www.thehealthytips.com for more........
  • Yoga Exercise: Swastikasana (Auspicious Pose)

    surendra
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    Swastikasana is one of the meditative postures. In Sanskrit swastika means ‘auspicious’. Even the crossing of the legs is called Swastika. In this posture the legs cross each other, hence it is named as Swastikasana. Bend the left leg in the knee and place its heel against the opposite groin and keep the sole closely […] The post Yoga Exercise: Swastikasana (Auspicious Pose) appeared first on The Healthy Tips. Visit http://www.thehealthytips.com for more........
  • Yoga Exercise: Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend Pose)

    surendra
    29 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Paschimottanasana or “Pashchimatanasana” means ‘stretching the posterior region’. In Sanskrit, paschima means ‘posterior’ and tana means ‘stretch’. In this posture almost all the posterior muscles of the body are stretched, hence the name Paschimottanasana or Seated Forward Bend Pose. Sit on the ground by extending the leg. Prepare hooks by bending the index fingers of both […] The post Yoga Exercise: Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend Pose) appeared first on The Healthy Tips. Visit http://www.thehealthytips.com for more........
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    Gluten Free Paleo Health Advice | Beverly Meyer | Podcast & Resources

  • What To Do When Your Stomach Hurts

    Beverly Meyer
    21 May 2015 | 3:15 pm
    What to do when your stomach hurts!Tummy aches are different for different people and there are multiple causes.  Is it a chronic thing, or does it flare up only when you’re upset?  Is it a food, an emotion, a “bug”, or a neurotransmitter problem causing this episode?I’m prone to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and when pain or diarrhea hits me, I have to be ready. For me, it’s usually due to an emotional challenge since my diet is so closely managed. Why Does My Gut Hurt? 4 Things To Ask…1).  First question: Was it something I ate or…
  • 3 Awesome Grilled Vegetable Recipes

    Julie Quates
    18 May 2015 | 3:31 am
     Ready for some awesome grilled vegetable recipes?  Of course you are, ‘cuz there’s lots of room on that grill for something other than protein.Break you out of your vegetable rut! Steaming, roasting and stir fry have their place, but I personally love grilled vegetables a lot.  You can grill in the winter or fall too if it’s not too cold.  I once cooked a 20 pound Thanksgiving turkey on the grill!  It took a little longer than normal as the cold weather cooled the grill down, but it turned out great.These recipes are simple enough for inexperienced…
  • Canker Sores and Mouth Ulcers

    Beverly Meyer
    4 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    I struggled with canker sores and mouth ulcers most of my life.  Until I went fully gluten free and committed to the Paleo Diet.Now they only come if I bite the inside of my lip while sleeping or eating. These are not viral or allergic in nature anymore…  Working on my bite as I am now, expanding my palate and moving my jaw forward with special dental retainers has aggravated this a little temporarily as my bite is constantly changing. In childhood I would get terrible canker sores. I remember using my Dad’s Styptic Pencil that he used for his shaving cuts.  It…
  • The Healthiest Oil You Never Heard Of

    Julie Quates
    2 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    The Healthiest Oil You’ve Never Heard OfI only eat the healthiest oil I can find, and Tea Oil is one you’ve probably never used.  Here’s a little about the one I use and why.  (You can find it on Amazon here).  What is Tea Seed Oil?  First of all, Tea Seed Oil is not the same as Tea Tree Oil.  Tea Seed Oil is from the seeds of the Camellia oleifera plant, related to the tea you drinkTea Tree Oil is from Melaleuca alternifolia, a completely unrelated plant native to Australia There are two species of the Camellia tree,…
  • Secrets of Coconut Oil with Jessica Espinoza

    Beverly Meyer
    1 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    There’s dozens of secrets of coconut oil on the show today! A highly digestible fat rich in Lauric Acid, coconut oil is a useful tool for ketogenic diets, whole body energy, pets, infection and body care.  In this Primal Diet – Modern Health podcast, Jessica Espinoza of Delicious Obsessions shares her journey with Keto and how her opinions on high fat dieting has changed.Jessica is my authority on all things coconut, with multiple Ebooks, recipes and dozens of articles on coconut on her huge website.Additional highlights of this show:Why Beverly and Jessica have mixed…
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    CPR, ACLS, PALS Certification in Manhattan, NY - CPR123

  • Get a Grip on Heart Health

    admin
    19 May 2015 | 8:38 am
      A recent study published in the Lancet suggests that grip strength is a better indicator at predicting risk for heart attack than blood pressure alone. How you may ask. The study suggests that the maximum crushing force one can exert in one’s grip naturally declines with age. Since this is the case, those whose grip strength declines fastest may be at greater risk of health problems. At the present, doctors calculate the risk of heart attack or stroke by filling in a medical history questionnaire with the patient. Grip strength, the researchers argue, could be a quick and…
  • Growing Stroke Awareness Among Latinos

    admin
    12 May 2015 | 7:27 am
      In the Latino community, the impact of stroke is far debilitating since Hispanics are more likely to delay care, drop out of treatment and avoid doctor visits. Hispanics are 30 percent more likely to experience strokes than non-Hispanics, according to the federal Office of Minority Health. Moreover, stoke prevalence is expected to rise by 29 percent among Hispanic men until 2030. Consider these additional factors: - There are increased rates of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure - Spanish-speaking Hispanics are less likely to know all stroke symptoms than English-speaking…
  • Heart Failure Study Awarded $2 Million

    admin
    5 May 2015 | 11:17 am
      A joint research team from Vanderbilt University and the American Heart Association has been awarded with $2 million to fund a research study on heart failure in the emergency department. The goal of the study is to improve outcomes for heart failure patients who are discharged from emergency departments by increasing patient knowledge about heart failure and narrowing gaps in patient care. Participating sites include Wayne State University in Detroit, Indiana University in Indianapolis and Stony Brook University in New York. Almost 200,000 heart failure patients leave the ER but many…
  • Best Ways to Protect Yourself from Atrial Fibrillation

    admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:14 am
      If you are over 40 and your heart flutters, there is a good chance you may suffer from atrial fibrillation (AF). This condition causes the upper chambers of the heart to race or quiver, delaying blood from being pumped out of the lower chambers. AF is the product of a malfunction in the heart’s electrical system. AF significantly increases the chances of experiencing a stroke and doubles the chance of dementia. It also increases the risk of suffering a heart attack or developing heart failure. Obesity is a serious risk factor for AF. In addition, high blood pressure, diabetes,…
  • New York Citi Bikes to Allow Calorie Count

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

  • Quiz: What spring color are you?

    Vivian Lee
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Quiz: What spring color are you?05/22/2015By PlayBuzzAre you a pastel pink? Lilac? Or more of a baby blue? Take the quiz and find out!
  • Are you retaining excess water weight?

    Jennifer Mosscrop
    21 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Are you retaining excess water weight? 05/21/2015By Jennifer MosscropIf you are following a low-calorie diet and exercising regularly but still not seeing the pounds drop off on the scale, you could be retaining water.
  • Want the best guacamole ever? Try this trick

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    21 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Want the best guacamole ever? Try this trick05/21/2015By Jaclyn Bertner FelberWhile any kind of guacamole is a worthy companion to our tortillas and pitas, this particular recipe will have you skipping through the produce aisle...
  • Make your own terrarium in 7 simple steps

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Make your own terrarium in 7 simple steps05/21/2015By BrightNestWhat is it about terrariums that's so darn awesome? Is it the fact that they’re small and adorable? Or that they capture some sort of whimsical...
  • Fresh beet pasta with Swiss chard, goat cheese and walnuts [Recipe]

    Vivian Gomez
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Fresh beet pasta with Swiss chard, goat cheese and walnuts [Recipe]05/21/2015By Blue ApronThe Swiss are known for many things: chocolate, neutrality, fine watches and delicious chard. Well, not really. The vegetable itself isn’t native to...
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    Healthy Lifestyle Blog by Healthy Family Matters -

  • Family Fitness: How to Stay Healthy Together

    Healthy Family Matters
    22 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    In these days of fast food dinners and hours spent sitting at computers and video games, families need more than ever to work together to stay healthy. As a parent, you have a responsibility to teach your kids the importance of being physically active every day. Exercising together as a family ensures kids will grow up with this healthy practice deeply ingrained. In addition, when your family shares time together, regardless of the activity, it also secures and reinforces emotional bonds. Be creative when it comes to planning family fitness activities. You might be surprised at how positively…
  • How to Increase Your Energy Naturally

    Erica Brooks
    21 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    Do you sometimes feel like you’ve run out of gas? Do you have to push yourself to get going and accomplish your goals for the day? Well, you aren’t alone. Most people experience bouts of fatigue once in a while, but you can take steps to guard against low energy. How to Increase Your Energy Naturally in 9 Steps 1. Eat right. Your body requires certain nutrients to stoke your intellectual and physical fires and to keep every part of you operating smoothly. Most of us know what we ought to be eating each day: at least a couple of fruits, four or five servings of vegetables, one or…
  • 8 Tips on Avoiding Injury While Using Your Rebounder

    Erica Brooks
    20 May 2015 | 5:49 am
    A rebounder is made for providing an effective low-impact workout, which will improve the heart, circulation and muscle functions as well as burn calories. When initially starting a workout routine with one of these devices, here are some tips you can apply that will help avoid injury. Tip 1 When purchasing a rebounder trampoline, make sure it is specifically made for exercising. Before mounting the mini trampoline, inspect it carefully to make sure poles are secure and straight. Also, check for any loose fibers or rips. This will help prevent falls and injury. Tip 2 Wear clothing that is…
  • Kid Friendly Mango Ketchup Recipe + 5 Easy Kids Meal Ideas

    Erica Brooks
    19 May 2015 | 5:31 pm
    I’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen lately. I’ve been cooking a lot in my Crock Pot and have been loving it. The kids like it but I can tell they wanted something more fun. I came up with a few kids meal ideas but they weren’t too excited about them. I asked my eight year old son what he would like for dinner and he said “chicken, steak and a side of candy!”. “Ah no” was my reply. So that’s when I thought about old faithful, chicken tenders. Kids young and old like chicken tenders. So to make the meal more interesting I decided to…
  • How to Stay Healthy and Stress Free Between Family and Work

    Neil Adams
    18 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Many people from my environment don’t know how to stay healthy and deal with work-related stress. Several years ago I had the same problem. Running a successful consulting firm sounds like a dream come true, but this is a very stressful and time consuming work. I barely had any time to spend with my wife and my two children and even when I had some free time, I was exhausted and was always falling asleep. Then, several years ago, I started following a healthier lifestyle and from that moment my life has been pure magic. This is some of the most important things that I did, which made me…
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    New Bloggy Cat

  • Quote of the day – Peter Marshall

    New Bloggy Cat
    22 May 2015 | 12:32 am
    (Photo credit: http://www.pinterest.com) “Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.” – Peter Marshall Tagged: discipline, dogs, humor, inspirational, life, life and living, patience, perseverance, pets, quotes, self-control, teach, time, trials-of-life, truth, waiting, work
  • Quote of the day – J.R.R. Tolkien

    New Bloggy Cat
    20 May 2015 | 9:07 pm
    (Photo credit: http://www.pixshark.com) “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien Tagged: better world, change, cheer, equality, food, gold, hoarding, inspirational, life, life-lessons, love, money, peace, people, possessions, poverty, quotes, song, together, truth, unity, values, wealth, world peace
  • Joke of the day – Belch

    New Bloggy Cat
    20 May 2015 | 12:31 am
    http://www.mycutegraphics.com Beth: “What does the Queen do when she burps?” Susie: “She issues a royal pardon.” Tagged: burps, clean jokes, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, pardon, queen, royal pardon, short jokes, very funny jokes
  • Quote of the day – Ashleigh Brilliant

    New Bloggy Cat
    18 May 2015 | 9:13 pm
    (Photo credit: http://www.peoplepets.com) “My life has a superb cast, but I cannot figure out the plot.” – Ashleigh Brilliant Tagged: dogs, dreams, humor, humour, jokes, life, life and living, life plan, life-purpose, my story, opportunity, passion, people, pets, plan, plot, talent
  • Where do all the teachers go – Peter Dixon

    New Bloggy Cat
    18 May 2015 | 2:40 am
    Where do all the teachers go When it’s four o’clock? Do they live in houses And do they wash their socks? Do they wear pyjamas And do they watch TV? And do they pick their noses The same as you and me? Do they live with other people Have they mums and dads? And were they ever children And were they ever bad? Did they ever, never spell right Did they ever make mistakes? Were they punished in the corner If they pinched the chocolate flakes? Did they ever lose their hymn books Did they ever leave their greens? Did they scribble on the desk tops Where Do All the Teachers Go? Did they wear old…
 
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    Help Your Back

  • 3 Week Diet System By Brian Flatt – My In-depth Review

    Igor (Site Owner)
    20 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    There has been a lot of fuss made about the “groundbreaking,” “revolutionary” new diet which GUARANTEES you will melt 12-23 pounds in just 21 days! I am talking, of course, about 3 Week Diet System by Brian Flatt. Now, when I hear someone making a statement like this I just think to myself “This guy/girl […]
  • Abdominal Epigastric Region Pain After Eating

    Igor (Site Owner)
    15 May 2015 | 5:34 am
    As evident from the image above, abdomen is divided into four quadrants: upper left, upper right, lower left and lower right. This division is made by vertical and horizontal lines which go through the umbilicus. There is another common abdomen division by two longitudinal lines and two transverse planes. Longitudinal lines that are used for […]
  • Brookstone Heated Aqua Jet Foot Spa – My Review

    Igor (Site Owner)
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    Brookstone heated aqua jet foot spa was the first foot spa I ever ordered from Amazon, and I still don`t regret making this decision! I was tempted at first, to go for some lower priced units, but I knew that if you want quality you have to pay a few extra bucks. So, why am […]
  • Best Pain Relief Cream For Joint And Muscle Pain – 2015

    Igor (Site Owner)
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:23 am
      Topical pain relief creams, sprays and roll-ons are great because they will give your painful muscles and joints instant relief. Of course, all these topical pain relievers are designed to relieve pain, but different products use different ingredients. And, in today`s article, we will be going over the top 5 topical pain relievers you […]
  • Heal Your Rhomboid Strain With 6 Simple Exercises

    Igor (Site Owner)
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    The rhomboid muscles are a deep set of muscles of the upper back. They connects medial edge of the shoulder blade to the spine. Rhomboid strain is a term used loosely to describe a stretch or a tear in the muscles. Another common condition involving these muscles is known as rhomboid spasm – this is […]
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    Dr. Marc Tagon

  • Dr. Marc Tagon Findings on Sexuality

    Deborah Campbell
    21 May 2015 | 1:50 am
    Are you one of those men who are feeling down about their sexuality? If you are feeling down about your sexuality, then probably you have not heard about Dr. Marc Tagon yet. Dr. Marc Tagon is one of the world’s renowned doctors and is always known to be a resurgence kind of a person. Dr. Marc normally goes about life activities fearlessly. One of his favorite quotes is that he lives in a minute and takes advantage of the future to determine the direction of his current performance. He is an ever smiling man and this makes it difficult to tell whether he is angry or not. Dr. Marc likes…
  • Improving Your Seminal Fluid Production

    Deborah Campbell
    21 May 2015 | 1:44 am
    Many men go through a lot of life challenges silently without sharing their private lives. Such challenges affect their daily interactions with the opposite sex affecting their relationship with their spouses. Dr. Marc Tagon has been offering some of the useful information and knowledge to men on how they can manage their lives and improve their sexual life. This comes as a sure way of maintaining a healthy relationship with their spouses. The professional doctor offers one of the most perfect and useful knowledge on how to increase seminal fluid volume and production. This article seeks to…
  • The Comprehensive Details Of Dr. Marc Tagon And Sexuality

    Deborah Campbell
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Dr. Marc Tagon is a popular doctor and known to be a renaissance kind of person. Dr. Marc often does not take life activities with fear. Dr. Marc often mention that he lives in a moment and takes advantage of the future for direction on how to perform in the present. He is known to always keep a smile on his face. He also unleashes positive energy among people wherever he finds himself or goes. Dr. Marc usually gives encouraging advice to people to make them live above the challenges of life. Despite being a good doctor, Dr. Marc often educates men about sexuality. The expert has a lot of…
  • Dr. Marc Tagon And His Teachings on Sexuality

    Deborah Campbell
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    Dr. Marc Tagon, a well-known doctor is said to be a Renaissance type of person who does not take life very seriously. He says that he lives in the moment and takes the help of the future just for guidance on how to carry him in the present. He always keeps a smile on his face and spread positive energy among people wherever he goes and whomever he meets. He also gives motivational advice to people. In spite of being a good doctor Dr. Marc Tagon teaches men about sexuality. He has a lot of knowledge on male sexuality and other healthy sex habits which should be followed by both men and women.
  • Dr. Marc Tagon and Sexuality

    Deborah Campbell
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Dr. Marc Tagon and Sexuality Dr. Marc Tagon is a well-known expert in motivational and personal development. Though he does not lay claim to being a regular doctor, he does admit to being a specialized doctor who operates over the Internet. One of the things recommended by Dr. Marc Tagon is that fingering and making a girl squirt at least once is good for her personal development. Here is a brief look at why squirting can be good for the personal development of girls. Squirting is a term that best describes the act of a female ejaculating. Squirting can and should result in the ejaculation of…
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    Skinny Fat Life

  • #SummerAbsChallenge: Let the fitness begin!

    ojohnson
    13 May 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Hey, everyone! I’m wasting zero time after finals and getting right back into the swing of things — both with the blog, and exercise. So, that’s why I’m kicking off my first ever #SummerAbsChallenge! What’s...
  • Awkward injuries and awesome books

    ojohnson
    4 May 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Alright, I’m like 11 days away from being done with my second year back in school and it is CRUNCH TIME, folks. And I’ve realized that I have a handful of things I want to...
  • THIS is your life

    ojohnson
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    All week long, I’ve been getting these little hints from the universe. These little moments that make me take pause. Think for a minute. Maybe it was when my sister messaged me. Stressed. Unsure. Concerned...
  • Update: Bruises, basil and bad weeks

    ojohnson
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Time for a little life update, don’t ya think? I finished my first ever 7K in 39:33. My goal was to get under 45 minutes because I hadn’t done a damn bit of training (okay, I...
  • How much protein do athletes really need?

    ojohnson
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    That’s the question I decided to tackle for a research project this semester. There are guidelines set for Americans about the breakdown of the macronutrients you should be consuming: Carbohydrate: 45-65% Fat: 20-35% Protein: 10-35%...
 
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    Primally Inspired

  • Homemade Coffee Scrub and Mask – Just 2 Ingredients!

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    20 May 2015 | 9:54 am
    Homemade Coffee Scrub and Mask Recipe for Glowing Skin – Just 2 Ingredients! I’ve been a makeup and skincare junkie practically my whole life. Believe me when I tell you that no other store bought scrub, no matter how expensive, has even come close to this super simple homemade coffee scrub and mask. I get the best results from it! This homemade coffee scrub and mask sloughs away dead skin cells, deeply nourishes my skin and leaves me with a radiant, glowing complexion. It makes my face so smooth and bright. It’s the best! I especially love using it before a date or before something…
  • Berry Lemon ACV Drink Recipe

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    13 May 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Berry Lemon ACV Drink Recipe You’ve most likely already heard about the amazing powers of Apple Cider Vinegar. From helping weight loss to preventing heartburn. From boosting energy to stabilizing blood sugar (really awesome for Type 2 diabetics!!!). From preventing tumors to lowering blood pressure. It’s kind of crazy what apple cider vinegar can do, right?! And many of these health claims are even backed by scientific studies. Combine that with a lot of apple cider vinegar personal experience and I say this stuff is pretty legit. ACV is one natural remedy that I swear by! It’s…
  • Health Benefits of the Sun & My Favorite 1 Ingredient Broad Spectrum Natural Sunscreen

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    6 May 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Health Benefits of the Sun & my Favorite 1 Ingredient Broad Spectrum Natural Sunscreen   I love the sun! I like to joke and say that I must be solar powered because I feel so much better when the sun is shining. Do you feel that way, too?     There’s a good explanation as to why that is!  Today I’m going to tell you the health benefits of the sun and why it’s essential for vibrant health to practice safe sun exposure.   There are so many healing benefits of the sun from strengthening our immune system to regulating thyroid…
  • May Stitch Fix Review

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:48 pm
    May Stitch Fix Review   It’s Stitch Fix time once again! There are 2 items that I’m still undecided about at this time and I’d love any input you can offer!    Last year I decided to join Stitch Fix for a number of reasons. Mostly because I don’t like shopping (but I loooooove cute clothes) and I tend to be a hard size to shop for. If you are a difficult size, too, I know you get me on this. Grrrr, isn’t it so frustrating when you are trying to shop and nothing fits – no wonder I dislike shopping so much!   Anyway,  I got rid of 95% of…
  • Healthy Brownie Bites – Just 5 Ingredients!

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    Healthy Brownie Bites This healthy brownie bites recipe is a recipe that you will just love! With just 5 easy ingredients, it’s quick, simple and absolutely delicious!  Packed with protein, good fats and fiber, they make the perfect healthy little snack when you just want something sweet and chocolate-y.  Ladies, you know what I’m talking about!   They are so decadent, rich and chocolate-y that just one little brownie bite is all you need to satisfy that chocolate craving! They really do taste like a brownie! As always, I love when you play around with my recipes to make them…
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    Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada

  • Why Mountain Trek Is The Perfect Girls Getaway

    vince
    11 May 2015 | 9:09 pm
    We reveal why you and the girls should visit Mountain Trek. (And don't worry: what happens at MT, stays at MT.) The post Why Mountain Trek Is The Perfect Girls Getaway appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • How to Take Better Care of Your Skin. Start Now!

    vince
    11 May 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Fight wrinkles with these 5 easy ways to improve your skin care habits. (You'll be surprised what you can smear on your face!) The post How to Take Better Care of Your Skin. Start Now! appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • 21 Reasons To Visit Mountain Trek This June – A Pictorial

    vince
    11 May 2015 | 6:50 pm
    These stunning photographs will inspire you to visit Mountain Trek for sure. The post 21 Reasons To Visit Mountain Trek This June – A Pictorial appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Salmon & Halibut Cakes

    MountainTrek
    11 May 2015 | 2:24 pm
    We love fresh fish! It's that time of year when fresh and wild halibut and salmon are in season. Try this light and crunchy Halibut & Salmon Cakes recipe. The post Salmon & Halibut Cakes appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Emergency in Nepal – How We’re Helping Our Friends

    vince
    1 May 2015 | 12:21 pm
    We’ve heard from a number of our alumni regarding Nepal since the earthquake and we wanted to write to let you know what the situation is there and the various ways we are helping. Mountain Trek has a special relationship with Nepal: in 2011 we organized an adventure hike there that saw our guests reach Everest […] The post Emergency in Nepal – How We’re Helping Our Friends appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities

  • This Chick Gets A Makeover: Chick-Fil-A

    GiGi
    19 May 2015 | 5:41 am
    Who here craves… Monosodium glutamate mixed with some moist tapioca dextrin and succulent dimethylpolysiloxane… Piled high with… TBHQ, ammonium sulfate, liquid yeast, palm kernel oil, cheese culture, oleoresin and caramel color… Oh and lettuce, yes, lettuce too… But of course. Um. Didn’t your grade-school chemistry professor tell you to NOT ingest any chemicals? Then why in DA FAK are so many FOAMING at the mouth for the juicy poison I described above? Think about this…. Wanting to nosh on that [Read On!]
  • Carnival In Your Mouth!

    GiGi
    12 May 2015 | 6:10 am
    STEP RIGHT UP… To see something astonishing, unusual and downright bizarre! No… I am not about to show you the inner workings of a medical spa where celebrities transform themselves into plastic bags filled with saline… I’m about to show you something absolutely drool-worthy and 100% sinless. I don’t think Janice Dickinson or Courtney Love qualify as such… Churros, anyone? I am of course NOT offering up the typical deep-fried pastry that is guaranteed to stop your heart… I actually re-created this CARNIVAL FAVORITE… [Read On!]
  • The D Train: Are You On It?

    GiGi
    5 May 2015 | 5:56 am
    As you may remember… In all of the MEN IN BLACK movies… Extraterrestrials walk among human-beings, posing as humans themselves… And aside from Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and the rest of the MIB gang… Human beings are oblivious…. Although… Sometimes we do suspect… Something. What if I told you that… this movie is very much NONFICTION… Well, okay… If you relate it to… FOOD.  HOLD UP! I guess the “aliens walking among us” idea could actually be real, but WHO [Read On!]
  • Recipe Fail? You Be The Judge!

    GiGi
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    HONESTY…. Yep, that’s a rarity here in Hollywood… So just call me a purple polka-dotted sky-diving unicorn because… I will ALWAYS tell you the truth. I’ll tell you that… A. When I first moved to Los Angeles… I did something that could be seen as completely stereotypical and if dug up from the depths, I would take FULL responsibility for it. B. I am FULLY capable of eating two WHOLE chickens and 10 pounds of salmon in ONE sitting. C. Some days, [Read On!]
  • Wine and Onesies Make The Perfect Pairing

    GiGi
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    After much internal debate, I’ve decided that life is pretty much TOPS when you slip yourself into a hooded, microfiber onesie and hit “the juice”… This experience reminds us of when we were all about three or four years old, when our only stress in life was making enough easy bake oven “scones” for our imaginary friends attending our three o’clock tea party. Will Mr. Fluffersnuff get enough to eat?  To the dudes reading this… Do not deny the fact [Read On!]
 
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    Fit & Healthy 365

  • 5 Amazing At-Home Exercises with Kitchen Items

    Lydia Di Francesco
    20 May 2015 | 10:26 am
    Exercise doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive. Body weight work can be very effective, especially when done as high intensity interval training. There are many options for doing exercises at home, with some equipment like resistance bands or a suspension trainer, or with no equipment. You can also improvise and make your own “equipment”! In the video below, I show 5 exercises to get a full body workout using some common household items found in your kitchen. For this workout, all you need are 2 rags, 1 towel, 2 apple sauce jars (or other cans) and 1 large bottle of…
  • The One Way to Stop Feeling Unhappy about Your Body

    Lydia Di Francesco
    11 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Have you ever found yourself comparing your body and progress to someone else’s? I sure have! (Yes, I’m in good shape, but that doesn’t mean I’m immune to having comparing thoughts) A lot of social media these days is full of almost naked women and men showing off their amazing bodies. It can sometimes be overwhelming and even intimidating. It’s easy to start thinking thoughts of “I’ll never look like that”, “why can’t I look like that?”, “I’m not good/pretty/lean/cut/sexy… enough”, and so on.
  • Increase Your Flexibility in Just 5-10 Minutes a Day

    Lydia Di Francesco
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:06 am
    Stretching is often the most neglected part of fitness. It’s something I personally struggle to keep up with and make part of my regular routine. Two things have worked for me: 1. Scheduling it in. I’m always talking about scheduling because it’s so essential. If we don’t schedule, it won’t happen. (Make sure to schedule in your reality, not your fantasy) 2. Following a video. When I first started including stretching as part of my morning routine, I started by following along with a video. This helped me from feeling “bored” and made it easier to…
  • 4 Habits to Get the Spring Back in Your Step

    Lydia Di Francesco
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Spring is a time of renewal. There’s a fresh feeling of newness in the air as many us get out of hibernation mode. A common complaint I hear from clients and friends during this transition from Winter to Spring is a lack of energy. People still feel sluggish and tired from the long, dark Winter days. They’re looking to get the spring back in their step and increase their energy levels. Below I’ve listed 4 habits that will help you get your energy back. They aren’t revolutionary or new, but they are effective if you do them.  4 Habits to Get the Spring Back in Your…
  • Tomato Balsamic Slow Cooker Chicken

    Lydia Di Francesco
    8 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Using the slow cooker is one of the best ways to prepare food because it’s so EASY!! I’m a lazy cook, so I’m always looking for ways to make preparing food as painless as possible…and if I can have leftovers, even better! :) This Tomato Balsamic Slow Cooker Chicken recipe can be prepped in under 10 minutes and then left to cook on its own while you’re at work. Ingredients: – 6-8 pieces of Chicken (I used thighs and legs, but breasts would work also) Note: using frozen chicken will work too – 1 can of passata (strained tomatoes) or diced tomatoes…
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    Sara T, M.D.

  • How Accepting Loss Will Improve Your Well-Being

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    17 May 2015 | 4:59 pm
    “After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die.” ~ E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web The more we love and open our hearts, the more we expose ourselves to the possibility of hurt, rejection and loss. Sometimes people purposely avoid feelings of love and joy in an attempt to protect themselves from the potentially negative feelings that can result. However, can you imagine a life without allowing yourself to love another with all of your heart? I have yet to experience an intimate loss that many other family members, friends and patients have, but…
  • What I Have Learned About Being a Mom – Part III

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    10 May 2015 | 4:19 am
    “And whenever I’d complain or was upset about something in my own life, my mother had the same advice: Darling, just change the channel. You are in control of the clicker. Don’t replay the bad, scary movie.” ~ Arianna Huffington, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/What-I-Have-Learned-About-Being-a-Mom-Part-III.m4a   This is my third Mother’s Day blogging and for the last 2 years I have…
  • The Benefits of Change – Learn to Accept & Appreciate It

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    3 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/The-Benefits-of-Change-Learn-to-Accept-Appreciate-It.m4a   I actually embrace change. Wait, maybe not entirely. The reality is that it depends on what is changing. I like cyclic changes such as the seasons, the calendar year and the school year. I also like changes that keep things fresh and interesting, which is why we are in the process of re-designing this website and blog. I just started two…
  • The Benefits of a Resilient Marriage

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:41 pm
    “A good marriage isn’t something you find; it’s something you make.” ~ Gary L. Thomas, A Lifelong Love: What If Marriage Is about More Than Just Staying Together? Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/The-Benefits-of-a-Resilient-Marriage.m4a   Marriage is one of the most important relationships you may choose to enter into in your life. As with all relationships, it requires effort, however, the rewards are certainly worth it. This morning, I was listening to a local pastor through a live…
  • Fostering Self-Acceptance

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
    “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” ~ Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead My inspiration for discussing the importance of self-acceptance has come from a Motivational Interviewing (MI) course I am taking through the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. MI is essentially a collaboration where change, usually related to a person’s health behavior, is the goal, and the…
 
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    Dedicated Not Addicted

  • Should You Compete in a Bikini Competition?

    Laura Clendenning
    18 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    Happy Victoria Day, Everyone! I had the pleasure of spending the weekend in Fort Saint John, B.C. for my 6th bikini competition. If you want to know more about it, please check out my YouTube channel where I share my journey. Have you ever thought about competing but aren’t sure if it’s for you? Check out my lists below to help you decide! If you would like to further discuss if competing is for you, please feel free to e-mail me directly (tufluvfit@gmail.com). I would be more than happy to chat with you, help you choose a competition, and even discuss the possibility of training…
  • 3 Tips to Shrink Your Waistline

    Laura Clendenning
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:19 am
    I am going to share three things you can implement TODAY to help you shrink your waistline! 1) Drink more water. Did you know that you should be drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water per day. For example, if you are 120 lbs, you should be drinking 60 ounces of water each day. So how does water help with weight loss? Many times we confuse hunger for thirst. I recommend carrying your water bottle with you everywhere. If you get bored of drinking plain water, try adding in Crystal Lights, fresh lemon, or tea bags. 2) Get more sleep. Did you know that lack of sleep messes with your…
  • YouTube VLOGS

    Laura Clendenning
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Hey Everyone! I have some exciting news to share with you… I recently bought a video camera and plan on making a lot more YouTube videos. They will include full days with me, fun events, full workouts, and whatever else you request to see. This is my new channel art: The first series is following me through my preparation to my next bikini competition: Ft. St. John. I already have two Vlogs up so be sure to check them out below. If you want to be the first to know when I post a video, please subscribe to my channel. Some videos will be exclusively posted there. If you are thinking about…
  • Favourites | Quest Bars, The STACK, etc. *VIDEO*

    Laura Clendenning
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Today I share four of my favourite things. I actually filmed this video awhile ago but I am still using these products on the regular! If you guys enjoy my videos, I would love to start making more. Let me know by going to my YouTube channel and LIKE / SUBSCRIBE. By subscribing, you will be the first to know whenever I post a new video. Let me know what you would like to see next  in my YouTube discussion or in the video comments. Have a rad day everyone! If you live in Vancouver and you are a female I don’t know why you wouldn’t come to my bootcamp class tonight?! Click HERE for…
  • Get Great Glutes!

    Laura Clendenning
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    Achieving a rounder backside is a hot commodity these days! As a bikini competitor, a lot of emphasis is put on having great glutes so I have decided to share what I have learned along the way. I am also happy to share that I will be competing again in 12 weeks!!! The following are my tips that I incorporate into my training program each week: Dedicate one day of training to solely target the glutes. Really focus on isolating these muscles and squeezing with each rep. My top three exercises would have to be: hip thrusts sumo squats, and kickbacks. Use an incline whenever you can on the…
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    Get Life Tips

  • How to make decision on the spot?

    Yash Bhagchandani
    18 May 2015 | 3:46 am
    Originally published on www.getlifetips.comDecision making process is always tough. It was never easy because it is confusing. One can not decide at that moment because lot’s of things were going on in her mind. If the decision is big it will make your life stressful which results into memory loss. You may also lose focus and will not able to listen properly. Many times this kinds of things happens with everyone for example you are physically present but mentally you are somewhere else. There are lots of important decisions which we  have to take in our life  like marriage, insurance…
  • Salman khan the saviour for someone and now wanted for everyone

    Yash Bhagchandani
    7 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Originally published on www.getlifetips.comSalman Khan Born    Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan 27 December 1965 (age 49) Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India   Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan is a savior for many people on this planet. The first Indian celebrity who is doing several charities. He is the most successful actor in Indian cinema. He started his career in 1988. The very next year he received best filmfare award for the movie Maine Pyaar Kiya in 1989 and became the heart throb for everyone in Indian cinema.   He has started an NGO named Being human which sells T shirt and other…
  • Water Conservation -abhi nai to kabhi nai.

    Vinay Punamiya
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Originally published on www.getlifetips.comWater is important part of our life. Approx. 71% of earth’s surface is covered by water. The oceans with which the countries are being surrounded have 96.5% of earth’s water. So we just have 3.5% of water to use it for daily purposes. We have daily use of water in many ways such as Drinking, bathing, washing, agriculture, transportation, fire extinction etc.  There are almost all the places where water is required. 61% of fresh water on earth is present in Antarctica in the form of ice. So do you think you would be getting fresh water? Since…
  • Free bet deals in Australia

    Yash Bhagchandani
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    Originally published on www.getlifetips.comFree Bet Deals are most sought after things anyone looking for bookmakers in Australia Recently we came across this amazing services from Australia, which connects you with top bookmakers deals in Australia. Claiming a free bet deal have never been so easy with this amazing service. The best part is the website offers free bet deals for customers from licensed Australian Bookmakers. With free bet deals online betting become easy for you. Bookmaker offers and deals are updated regularly and customers will have option to review various bookmakers…
  • Everything you should know about Apple Watch

    Vinay Punamiya
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:21 am
    Originally published on www.getlifetips.comApple Inc. announced its new device as Apple watch on 9th September ‘2014. CEO of Apple Tim Cook announced apple watch as another device from its company launching with iphone6 and iphone 6+. The watch is the rivalry of the android wear watch and it has bloomed the market upon its road to the market. Sources told that around 1million people have already pre ordered the watch. Apple has started to take preorder of the watch from 10th of April only and the giant company of smartphone has set a record of pre orders. Company is trying to send asThe…
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    Skin Care Routine

  • Learn To Care For Your Skin With These Tricks

    skincareadmin
    22 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    Learning more about good skincare now will help you later in life. By taking good care of the skin now, it is possible to keep a fresh, healthy appearance well into the future. The advice contained here will give you all the tools you need to establish a good skin care routine. TIP! Take a shower after the gym to reduce the sweat on your body. Simply washing your face with a towel will not get rid of all of the bacteria from your skin, which can clog your pores and cause irritation. If you want to treat bad skin, lemon juice can help you. Your pores will close if you use lemon juice twice a…
  • Great Advice To Help Your Skin Care Routine

    skincareadmin
    22 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    Actresses and models have beautiful skin! How do they do it? Well, they achieve their flawless skin by utilizing excellent advice on a consistent basis. Steps like the ones you found here. No matter what type of skin you have, this article will guide you on the right path to proper skin care. TIP! Never go to bed without first taking off your makeup. Your skin needs to heal itself overnight too. Take care of your lips, as they are very sensitive almost all of the time. Keep your lips protected by frequently applying Chapstick or lip balm. This will protect it from the sun and keep it from…
  • Skin-Care Regimen Not Working? Use This Advice!

    skincareadmin
    21 May 2015 | 4:08 am
    Most people want to put their best face forward. One way to ensure that is having healthy, flawless skin. If you want your skin to look good, make sure you employ a skin care regime. You need to be aware of which skin treatments are effective and which ones aren’t. This piece offers several useful tips. TIP! Exfoliate with a soft brush before getting into the shower to get rid of dry skin cells. Doing this will eliminate old skin cells, which will decrease pimple inflammation and improve the youthfulness of your skin. After working out, you need to bathe so you get the sweat off of your…
  • Mirror, Mirror: Tips For Totally Enviable Skin

    skincareadmin
    20 May 2015 | 2:56 am
    Everyone you see throughout the day sees your skin. Not using the best skin care treatments can cause your skin to look less than healthy. This article can help you learn about skin care so that you can enhance your beauty. TIP! Exfoliation is a terrific method of achieving skin that is healthy and truly glows. This helps to reduce the layer of dead skin cells that help to clog your pores. You need to exfoliate to have great skin. By exfoliating your skin, you get rid of the dead skin cells on the surface so fresh new ones from underneath can rise to the surface. Exfoliation works to unclog…
  • Tricks To Help You Get Skin That Glows

    skincareadmin
    19 May 2015 | 10:50 pm
    Everyone wants to look their best. A big part of this is having healthy skin and a good complexion. To improve your skin, you need to have a solid skincare regimen. How do you know which treatments to try? Continue reading to learn more. Never shave skin without water. Try to also avoid shaving without shaving cream or a product that lathers similarly. Shaving dry skin can irritate it and cause ingrown hairs or razor burn. Make sure to moisturize after shaving. This soothes irritation and provides essential moisture for your skin. Skin Cells Alpha-hydroxy treatments will make your skin…
 
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    Weight Loss Tips

  • The Importance Of Lap Band Surgeons NJ

    22 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    By Tammie Caldwell The world today is more complicated and very unhealthy to live in. The products available in the marketplace contains too many chemicals making them unhealthy for consumption in the end. The worse thing about this is that people are consuming them without consideration for their health making most to gain weight. People need to start looking for ways to reduce their body weight and one place where people can achieve this is lap band surgeons NJ. This is the best alternative way for those people with weight issues to start making losses. Excessive weight can be very…
  • Laguna Hills, CA Chiropractic Office Supplies Whole Body Wellness Solutions

    20 May 2015 | 5:51 am
    By Jeferson Tuyor There are many things that people can do to improve their energy levels and their overall sense of well-being. You can access a vast array of helpful information by visiting a Laguna Hills chiropractic office. The professionals who work here can help you deal with chronic health issues and bolster your overall health. The first step in this process is usually to review your diet and your regular fitness routine. This is an important factor to consider even if you are currently at a balanced weight. Getting sufficient nutrients from your diet and regularly exercising is…
  • Menopause And Slow Metabolism Weight Gain Problems

    18 May 2015 | 11:22 am
    By Toni Vang Different facts and myths come as to why people gain weight and other do not. Menopause and slow metabolism stages such as during and after pregnancy are some of biologically proved period that women tend to escalate their weights. Men are not left behind in this healthy concerning condition but Statistics show that more females than men are worse hit. In classical periods it was a scenario to bump into an obsessed person but in the current world it's totally normal. This health condition is not biased in age, social class nor sex and this is an indication of the poor lifestyle…
  • Things To Expect About Gastric Banding Surgery

    18 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    By Winifred Christensen The issue about obesity can no longer be taken for granted. Before it only resided on the boundaries of health problems. Now, it has become a social issue as well. Worse, obesity has now been associated with other diseases as well, making the fight against it more fueled. But with all the foods served in our restaurants at present, we see why this battle remains to be difficult. The bad thing about obesity is the fact that its linked to the other deadly diseases like diabetes and heart problem. Once not addressed, it has a huge potential of making your more susceptible…
  • Methods Used By A Laguna Hills, CA Chiropractor To Help People With Migraines

    18 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    By Kenya Saab A migraine is a particularly severe headache that can cause excruciating pain for between four and 72 hours. Many people who suffer with migraines are in so much pain they are unable to go about their regular daily activities. Laguna Hills chiropractic care can offer solutions for reducing the frequency and severity of migraine attacks. Researchers have failed to discover the exact cause of migraines. While they do run in families, they only afflict some of the people. Individuals who suffer with migraines may notice certain triggers will cause the onset of a severe headache.
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    Silk Road Explore

  • Almaty 4 days/3 nights

    admin
    13 May 2015 | 12:19 am
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Almaty city tour ItineraryArrival. Accommodation at the hotel. You visit the Kok-Tobe Hill, where the tallest TV Tower in the world is located and where you will get by the picturesque winding mountain road. At the top of the hill, you can admire the magnificent panorama of the city from the special observation deck, stroll along the winding paths of the Kok-Tobe park, visit the shop of national souvenirs, and see the monument devoted to The Beatles (the only one in CIS countries) as well as many other interesting things. The tour ends with the short ride from the top of…
  • Jeep-tour from Assy plateau to Bortogay Reservoir

    admin
    12 May 2015 | 10:24 pm
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Almaty city – Bortogay reservoir Itinerary MealsB L D AccomodationTents 2 Day 2: Bortogay reservoir – Charyn canyon – Almaty city ItineraryBreakfast. Free time, walking along the lake vicinity. Transfer to Charyn Canyon. Down to the Valley of the Castles. Lunch at the local café. Back to the city. Dinner at the local restaurant. Night at the hotel. MealsB L D AccomodationHotel 3 Day 3: Almaty city - airport Itinerary MealsB _ _ Accomodation- - -
  • Pamir highway (8 days )

    admin
    11 May 2015 | 7:22 am
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Irkeshtam - Kyzyl Art - Murgab ItineraryEarly in the morning, transfer to the Irkeshtam border crossing. The view is spectacularly amazing here, with the Pamir Mountain Range showcasing snow and glaciers on the right-hand side and rolling summer pastures on the left. Arrive at the border. Kyrgyz vehicles will bring the group across the neutral zone to the Tajik checkpoint (Kyzyl Art Pass). Once you arrive at the Tajik checkpoint, meet up with your Tajik guide and new transportation. Go through immigration, customs, registration, and other border formalities. Continue…
  • History of Tajikistan: Visit 3 ancient sites

    admin
    11 May 2015 | 2:36 am
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Dushanbe ItineraryArrive at the Dushanbe airport in the morning where your driver will meet up with you and then drive you to a hotel. After lunch, visit the Tajik National Museum of History and Hissar Fortress (45 km) along with a museum and madrassah. Return to the hotel then go out for dinner at a national restaurant, Rokhat. MealsB L D AccomodationHotel 2 Day 2: Dushanbe - Kurgantube ItineraryAfter breakfast drive to Dusty Square and visit the monument of I.Somony then drive to Kurgan Tube. Stop for lunch in Kurgan Tube then drive to Ajinateppa. Eat dinner and relax…
  • Explore nature and city sights in North Tajikistan in 7 days

    admin
    6 May 2015 | 11:22 pm
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Arrival In Dushanbe ItineraryArrival In Dushanbe in the morning to Dushanbe airport. Early meeting in airport and transfer to hotel, accommodation in 12:00. Lunch and after start of program. City tour in Dushanbe, visit Tajik national Museum of history and Hissar fortress (45 km) with complex of museum and medresse, turn back to hotel, dinner in national restaurant Rokhat and rest. MealsB L D AccomodationHotel 2 Day 2: Dushanbe - Penjikent ItineraryAfter breakfast drive to the Penjikent via mountain gorge Varzob and through Anzob pass via tunnel. Lunch on the way. To…
 
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    Azura Memory Care

  • Azura Spectacular Spring Snaps Contest

    Brianne Markin
    20 May 2015 | 2:35 pm
    We are always looking for fun and INNOVATIVE ways to engage our residents, families and Team members.  You can help us by simply snapping a Spring themed photo that makes you smile and you could win our Azura Spectacular Spring Snaps Contest. Submit your photo to azuraonline@azuramemory.com along with your first and last name, relationship to Azura and a short description of your photo.  All submitted photos will be posted to our Facebook account, blog and Twitter for voting.  The three photos with the most number 0f votes will win a full color print of their photo, be featured in an…
  • Spring is in Full Swing

    Brianne Markin
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Spring is in full swing at Azura Memory Care!  From Western parties, to enjoying the outdoors, to planting spring flowers, our residents are enjoying the sunshine and flurry of activity instead of snow flurries! Azura Memory Care of Sheboygan got a head start on their spring planting. Residents had fun getting their hands dirty and mixing the potting soil.  Then they picked out some vegetable and herb seeds to plant in starter pots. They carefully filled each of the starter pots with the hand-mixed soil and then sprinkled the parsley, sunflower and squash seeds.  Once the seedlings are big…
  • Azura Advocacy Team goes to Madison

    Brianne Markin
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:12 pm
    The Azura Advocacy Team joined colleagues from across the fine state of Wisconsin for the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Day.  This year the Alzheimer’s Association chose to use their voices to oppose proposed changes in the Wisconsin State budget to the Long Term Care system. In additional to our team and Alzheimer’s Association staff there were representatives from Managed Care Organizations, Aging and Disability Resource Centers as well as individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. To start the day all the advocate met at a retirement…
  • Good for the Brain, Good for the Body

    Brianne Markin
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:09 pm
    We all know that exercise is good for us.  Regular exercise increases our heart rate, helps maintain a healthy weight, reduces stress, helps us sleep better and reduces the risk for some major health concerns like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and even dementia.  More studies are finding that even a moderate amount of exercise can have a significant impact on not only your physical health, but your mental health as well. A 2010 study (Lui-Ambrose et al.) showed an improvement in cognition for seniors involved in once and twice a week strength training sessions.  This is yet…
  • Yee-haw: Clinton Holds Western Round Up Party

    Brianne Markin
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Yee-haw and get along little doggies! Azura Memory Care of Clinton recently threw a rootin’ tootin’ “Wild West Round Up” party. First, the Clinton staff spent a mess of time transforming the Clinton house in to a boss honky- tonk for the day.  Boy howdy!  There were John Wayne signs, bandanas and even some wanted posters. Residents, family members and Azura staff got gussied up in grand fashion.  They donned their best western attire of stetsons (cowboy hats), scarves, bandanas and boots. The Cookie prepared a barbeque lunch with all the fixin’s. There were…
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    The Natural Ways Of Life

  • 19 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    19 May 2015 | 5:15 pm
    19 Weeks! One week away from being halfway. Baby is the size of a mango! Baby is starting to work on five senses, and likes to kick up a storm and it feels like somersaults. I am SO excited because this will be my last post not knowing if i'm having a sweet little girl or boy! Can't wait!I posted this picture on Instagram a few days ago.I never knew that I could have such a love for someone, that I haven't even met yet.  And with each passing day, is one day closer until I get to see your sweet little face. How far along? 19 WeeksTotal weight gain: I'm not sure,…
  • 18 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    14 May 2015 | 12:06 pm
    So I found a website that compares your baby's growth with different things besides fruit. I'm not 100% sure how accurate it is. But I will post it along with the fruit as well! So here you go!18 weeks!Baby is the size of a sweet potatoORTall, decaf, non-fat, Frappuccino with whipped cream and caramel drizzle! I do love my Starbucks still. Once in awhile I do get a really strong craving for it, so that's when I give in.***I also don't have a week 18 picture! For some reason the weeks just got ahead of me. A 19 week update with picture will be up next! So this past…
  • 17 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    8 May 2015 | 6:27 pm
    So this week really got away from me and I realized I never did my 17 week update! 17 WeeksBaby is the size of a white onion This is our first "child" Sir Hemingway but we call him HemmiEvery time we take photos he comes and watches so this time I wanted to include him. Besides, he's going to be a big brother after all! How far along? 17 WeeksTotal weight gain: Well I'm up to 112 pounds now.  Which is healthy for my height, just pretty weird for me to get used to.Maternity clothes? I'm still using the belly bands. But when I'm home I will wear leggings or…
  • 16 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:41 pm
    I don't know if it's my pregnancy brain or what but I couldn't figure out when is the best time to post an update. I like waiting to post the update after the week is over. If that makes sense?. So usually when I post an update, I'm already in the next week. So today I'm actually 17 weeks. Also, if I write something and it doesn't make much sense or there's spelling errors. I apologize in advance, I try to proof read my posts. But I defiantly don't always catch things right now. 16 Weeks!Baby is the size of a dill pickle!This week pretty much felt like last week. But…
  • 15 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:26 pm
    15 Weeks!Baby is the size of a Navel OrangeAnd is starting to move around a lot.I'm really late on the 15 week update but life happens and it's been hard to find time. In these pictures I'm closer to 16 weeks. In all honesty from week 14 to 15, there wasn't to much of a difference. Until recently. I feel like my stomach has started to change and is a lot more noticeable. I know I'm not big at all yet, but it's been pretty uncomfortable for me. I guess with being really small, I'll notice a lot more changes sooner. I have also been dealing with morning sickness again. It started…
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  • Could Probiotics be the Cure for Seasonal Allergies?

    GlutathionePRO
    11 May 2015 | 3:11 pm
    A new review suggests that probiotics may be helpful for people with seasonal allergies or hay fever. Researchers examined past results of 23 studies and found that seasonal allergy sufferers may experience less severe symptoms and improved quality of life following the use of probiotic supplements. Lead author Dr. Justin Turner says further research is warranted […] Could Probiotics be the Cure for Seasonal Allergies?
  • Heart Health Supplement Guide

    GlutathionePRO
    3 May 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Inflammation and oxidative damage are leading causes of cardiovascular diseases and virtually every disease we know of. Limiting our exposure to these toxins is helpful, but it is impossible to avoid them completely, this is why it becomes so crucial to inoculate ourselves against this constant bombardment. Supporting antioxidant activity is the best way to […] Heart Health Supplement Guide
  • Liver Health Supplement Guide

    GlutathionePRO
    2 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    Environmental toxins are one of the biggest problems we face when it comes to our health and the health of our planet. Pesticides used on crops not only affect the food produced on those farms, they are present in the air we breath and they contaminate the water we drink. These factory farming methods spew […] Liver Health Supplement Guide
  • 8 Ways to Naturally Detoxify Your Body

    GlutathionePRO
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:56 am
    Clearing toxins from the body is vital but most people don’t know where to start. Below are 8 great ways to naturally detoxify your body and promote total body health. Drink More Water Drinking water is crucial for our health, this is no secret. We have all heard the recommendation of 8 glasses a day, […] 8 Ways to Naturally Detoxify Your Body
  • Healthy Pie Flavored Smoothie Recipes

    GlutathionePRO
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Wouldn’t it be great to have your favorite dessert for breakfast? Better yet, what if it was healthy?! Below are 4 pie flavored smoothie recipes that are sure to please the whole family. Get the unique flavor of your favorite pie without the guilt. Pie Flavored Smoothie Recipes Blend the pumpkin puree, banana, milk, cinnamon […] Healthy Pie Flavored Smoothie Recipes
 
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  • A Changed Man

    Denise
    22 May 2015 | 6:27 am
    When I was 22, my parents took a trip to Ireland, leaving myself, one older brother and my younger sister with the house to ourselves. Soon after they left, I tried to back the car of out of garage and succeeded in positioning the car right into the side of the house. My brother finally ...
  • Entry 1: May 21, 2015

    carolk
    21 May 2015 | 1:38 pm
    (Editor’s Note: Today, we welcome Carol to our blogging team. You can connect with Carol on her profile page: @carolk.) Having never written anything that goes into a blog, I decided to see how this goes. after I got a note from Denise. I am dealing with my husband’s constant back/disks/spine pain and it is ...
  • Friday Video Chat: Does the Media Tell Our Stories Well?

    Denise
    21 May 2015 | 10:54 am
    Caregiving is a hot topic. It’s the subject of documentaries, newspaper stories, blogs and books. Does the media do a good job of telling what caregiving is really like? Join myself and Bruce (@brucemc) for a video chat to discuss this question on Friday, May 22, at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT, Noon PT). ...
  • I Need to Lighten Up

    Pegi
    21 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    After the latest crisis I was just sitting here, trying to catch my breath. My mind started meandering. When did our life become so complicated? My husband has had several chronic diseases for almost two decades, most of which were not too bad the first fifteen years. I start thinking back. When did everything change? ...
  • Next: Grouch, Couch, Pouch

    Denise
    20 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Our next three words for our Community Caregiving Journal are: Grouch Couch Pouch You can write about each separately in three separate posts. You can write about all three in one post. You can write sentences using all three words. Or, if you prefer, you can share your prose by leaving a comment, below. In ...
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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Methods

    Clay Miller
    18 May 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Irritable bowel syndrome is recurring disorder that has no known source. The usual signs if a person is experiencing IBS are abdominal cramps, expulsion of gas and a puffy stomach. The regular bowel expulsion is also changed. IBS is also sometimes called colon spasm. It comes in other names as well but this one comes closest. The good thing about this condition is that it is not infectious, not genetic and does not cause cancer cells to grow. Women are more prone to have this uncomfortable condition which usually happens before they hit thirty-five years of age. What causes IBS? The answer to…
  • Bulletproof Coffee and the Biohacker Movement

    Clay Miller
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:33 am
    The biohacker movement attempts to use technology and science to help improve body function and efficiency. Dave Asprey, a former technology executive, is a leading figure who has been posting biohacker blog entries and podcasts on his website bulletproofexec.com since 2009. In 2014, his website brought in 6 million unique visitors and Asprey now has 50,000 followers on Twitter and 140,000 on Facebook. Because of Asprey, there is now an ever growing number of people interested in the biohacker movement all over the world. Ideas he has promoted include orange-tinted glasses to block out…
  • How a Healthy Organic Living Can Change Many Aspects of Your Life

    Clay Miller
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    By maintaining a healthy organic living, it will only lead to a prosperous and more fulfilling lifestyle all together. The benefits of eating organically are fruitful and could lead to a successful future in whatever you decide to partake in. You career and family life will flourish and you will feel happy and whole. Eating organic foods will only help you achieve your goals and give you more self confidence and productivity. While many are skeptical about how eating organically can ultimately achieve a healthier way of living, there are some facts that just cannot be ignored. For instance,…
  • Easier Way to Lose Excess Fat: Phen375

    Clay Miller
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    So many individuals struggle unnecessarily with weight problems simply because they hold onto old paradigms propagated by the fitness community. Each year new discoveries are made in the health and wellness industry and each year people discover new and inventive ways to help individuals achieve their weight loss goal. For those who seek these methods out, they become pleasantly surprised as they find that, even without major lifestyle changes, they can begin to get rid of that unwanted body fat. When it comes to these new methods, Phen375 offers one of the most powerful solutions on the…
  • Weight Loss Supplements: Phen375, Does It Work?

    Clay Miller
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:46 am
    Today’s society is spoiled with the convenience of the internet, with any potential question quickly be answered by a visit to the favorite search engine. Unfortunately, some subjects are so widely discussed that even one of these popular internet searches can yield conflicting results and often times simply bring up new questions. For the average individual looking to lose weight, searching the internet for a solution can seem like a dead end.  There are so many different programs and supplements on the market, that sorting through them all would take a lifetime. Fortunately, there are…
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  • New Test may Help to Cut Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics

    W. Wlassoff, PhD
    17 May 2015 | 5:37 am
      Courtesy: nih.gov Seasonal respiratory infections are very common during the colder seasons, and  are often accompanied by rather unpleasant symptoms that can last for extended periods of time. In such situations, people are tempted to take antibiotics to get cured as quickly as possible. Antibiotics work against bacteria However, there is a problem: respiratory infections can be caused by both viruses and bacteria, and antibiotics only work against bacteria. When taken in an attempt to cure a viral infection, they not only provide no help, but also may contribute to the development…
  • A Review and Analysis of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

    H. L. Daneschvar, MD, FACP
    10 May 2015 | 6:27 am
      You should read this article and know about Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and its side effects before trying any The number of people taking CoQ10 supplements has steadily increased. This product  may influence a variety of disorders, including high blood pressure and muscle pain. In this article I’ll discuss the benefits of CoQ10 in relation to muscle pain (caused by statins) and answer the following question: Is there enough evidence that CoQ10 works and that the benefits justify its cost?   Try to answer the following question.   CoQ10 was first isolated from which one of the…
  • Breastfeeding Helps to Develop Higher IQ

    W. Wlassoff, PhD
    4 May 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Courtesy: nih.gov There are numerous benefits of breastfeeding for babies. This is the most natural and balanced source of nutrients which not only helps them to grow well, but also plays a critical role in the development of a stronger immune system. As a result, the babies who are breastfed are less likely to suffer from respiratory and gastrointestinal infections. In a recent article published in The Lancet Global Health, Brazilian scientists pointed to one more, less obvious benefits of breastfeeding – improved intellectual development. The suggestion that prolonged breastfeeding can…
 
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    Spiritfoods

  • Erythritol: A Low Calorie Alternative to Refined Sugar

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    3 May 2015 | 8:01 am
    As word continues to spread about the damaging health effects of refined sugar, the number of commercially available sugar alternatives has also increased. Unfortunately, many sugar alternatives can be just as undesirable as sugar itself. Saccharin and acesulfame K, for example, are unnatural products whose long-term effects on the human body remain unknown. High fructose […]
  • Three Natural Supplements for Treating Depression

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    Many experts consider depression to be one of the biggest public health concerns of the 21st century. According to the World Health Organization, depression, which is characterized by a persistent state of pessimism and inactivity, is the leading cause of disability worldwide and a significant contributor to disease. Moreover, it is on the increase. An […]
  • Four Surprising Uses for Peppermint Oil

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    The oil of the peppermint plant has remained a central component of many medicine cabinets for centuries, and for good reasons. Aside from being a proven anagesic, expectorant and carminative, this intense and aromatic oil is a potent anti-inflammatory that is well-known for treating gastrointestinal conditions, such as indigestion and stomach spasms, in a gentle […]
  • Five Signs of a Magnesium Deficiency

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Magnesium is an essential macromineral that performs a huge number of important roles in the body. It is responsible for regulating enzyme reactions (including reactions that create RDN and DNA), transporting essential ions across our cell membranes, assisting in the production of ATP, and much more. All of our major organs require magnesium to function […]
  • Study Finds That Oil Pulling Can Treat Bad Breath

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing oil around the mouth for between 15 and 20 minutes to kill harmful oral bacteria. Despite being a popular folk remedy in its native India, oil pulling only became known in the West when a Ukrainian oncologist named F. Karach began promoting it in the […]
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  • 7 Fast Facts About Alkaline Water

    Jorge Sandrini
    21 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you are considering an alkaline diet, including alkaline water, you may have a few questions. We’ve put together this brief primer to give you a better idea of how simple this change can be, and how good you will feel afterwards. 1.  Alkaline water neutralizes the acid build up in our bodies, thus balancing our pH levels in our… read more →
  • Thought for the Day

    Jorge Sandrini
    4 May 2015 | 7:57 am
  • Recipe Wednesday: Kale Salad with Avocado

    Jorge Sandrini
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Did you know one cup of chopped kale contains 33 calories and 9% of the daily value of calcium, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C, and a whopping 684% of vitamin K? It is also highly alkaline and a good source of minerals such as copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Here is a simple recipe for a delicious… read more →
  • Akaline Water And The Process Of Aging

    Jorge Sandrini
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Aging, as described by Alkalife founder Sang Whang in his book Reverse Aging, is the accumulation of acidic wastes within our body. Our body must maintain slightly alkaline pH levels to survive. Our blood pH value is 7.4 at the artery and the cellular fluid pH value is 7.2 to 7.3. In spite of the fact that our cells produce… read more →
  • Raw Food Diet: Alkaline at its Core

    Jorge Sandrini
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Is a Raw Food Diet also alkaline by default? Generally speaking, yes. Many foods that typically make up a large part of a raw food eating regimen, such as fruits and vegetables, are foods that also tend to have a higher pH on the acid-alkaline food scale. This brief article offers a few things you should know before embarking on… read more →
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    Station Health

  • Fresh Nutrition-Rich Juice Recipes You must Try

    Sebastian Kessler
    8 May 2015 | 6:41 am
    Who does not love a fresh juice along with a healthy breakfast? It is the perfect way to start your day with fruits, greens and healthy mix-ins like yogurt and chia seeds. The good news is that to make all of this happen, you need just a few minutes, and you can use either a juicer machine or a blender. Because of the fiber in fresh fruit and vegetable purees, these mixtures vary in thickness. You can adjust to your taste preference simply by adding a little water. One healthy habit leads to another. Therefore, no matter which juice you choose, there are benefits in every sip you take. Power…
  • Ways to Make Your Teeth Healthy for a More Confident Smile

    Sebastian Kessler
    8 May 2015 | 2:57 am
    Who doesn’t want a pearly white, shiny smile? Besides being our pearly whites, teeth play an important role in our overall health. Some of us are blessed with healthy, white teeth, and some of us aren’t. But, as teeth health and care is not exactly nuclear physics, there really isn’t an excuse for having bad teeth. Moreover, today’s technology has evolved so much that even if you have aesthetic problems with your teeth, you can easily solve it. For instance, the invisalign dentist is the latest option on the market; invisalign treatments are becoming more and more…
  • Cosmetic Dentist: What To Expect From A Dental Visit

    Sebastian Kessler
    6 May 2015 | 12:17 am
    Whether your are visiting a cosmetic dentist or an orthodontic dentist, it’s important that you feel confident with the quality of care that the professional provides. And starting with first impressions, a neat and clean dental office environment along with a welcoming reception are usually signs of a well-manage practice. In a typical dental checkup visit, a cosmetic dentist will do an evaluation of your overall oral health, clean your teeth and if necessary take x-rays. Then the dentist will check the x-rays and take a close look at your teeth for signs of decay, at your gums for any…
  • 3 Homemade Manuka Honey Granola Bars

    Sebastian Kessler
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:41 am
    These sugar-free, oil-free and gluten-free homemade Manuka honey granola bars are naturally high in proteins and make the perfect health snack. Manuka Honey And Coconut Almond Bars This basic recipe contains only unsweetened ingredients and it is pretty easy to make. Ingredients: ¾ cup raw almonds (lightly toasted) ¾ cup raw cashews (lightly toasted) 1 ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes (lightly toasted) ½ cup Manuka honey 20+ 3 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon vanilla A good pinch salt Instructions: Preheat oven to 165 C. In a small pot, heat Manuka honey, water, salt, and vanilla in a medium…
  • Super Simple White Wine Sauce Recipes

    Sebastian Kessler
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    If you haven’t been using white wine in your cooking, it’s definitely time to start so. Just like everything else we do, cooking is also an activity that should evolve in quality over time. The most important thing in cooking, is the outcome when you’re done : is it so tasty, it excites all your senses and awakens you completely? If not, try cooking with white wine, and get the difference. It’s common knowledge that cooking with wine is a sophisticated skill that needs practice. But the basics are pretty simple, and can do a lot for your everyday meals. White wine is…
 
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  • Laser Hair Removal Reviews

    LipoAdvisor.com
    22 May 2015 | 2:09 am
    For those of you that are interested in Laser Hair Removal (our detailed report on this procedure can be found here) we feel it’s quite necessary to read a few real reviews so as to choose responsibly. So we are presenting a few honest testimonials we’ve received in our email box: Danielle A. I’ve gone […]
  • Microdermabrasion Reviews

    LipoAdvisor.com
    20 May 2015 | 1:46 am
    Microdermabrasion in an extremely popular cosmetic procedure (according to the latest statistics from ASPS and ASAPS) that focuses in removing the outer layers of dead skin (skin resurfacing). Here we will present a few testimonials from real patients that tried this option: Jane M. Microdermabrasion is just a rip-off! OK, maybe I’m a bit harsh […]
  • Chemical Peel Reviews

    LipoAdvisor.com
    14 May 2015 | 2:15 am
    We’ve thoroughly presented Chemical Peel in a previous article (you can get it right here). Chemical Peel is a skin resurfacing procedure that removes superficial old layers of skin! In the following paragraphs we share with you a few testimonials that we received in our contact box or email: Molly J. I decided to try […]
  • Breast Augmentation without surgery? Let’s consider InstaBreast

    LipoAdvisor.com
    13 May 2015 | 1:59 am
    Breast Augmentation is among the most popular cosmetic procedures at the moment and the annual statistics of ASPS and ASAPS prove it every year! But is breast augmentation possible without going under the knife? A new world seems to be revealed with the new option of InstaBreast, an injectable mixture that mainly includes saline solution. The good […]
  • VitaSuture: New Potential for Post Op Facial Wound Recovery

    LipoAdvisor.com
    12 May 2015 | 1:32 am
    We have some great news related to the recovery/repair of facial wounds brought about by aesthetic procedures. VitaThreads LLC, a company that is developing an innovative Wound Management System named VitaSuture announced that they will present the very encouraging results of their study  on “Fibrin Microthread Sutures for Reduced Scar Formation” during the Aesthetic Plastic […]