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  • Beautiful Sepia Portraits of Cuba's Ballet Prodigies

    New Republic
    Maia Booker
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    In Cuba, ballet is a matter of national pride—not simply one of the higher art forms for an elite few. Tickets are affordable, and ballet is popular and accessible. In a 2011 intervi
  • Lost your job? Apply for Medicaid ASAP to have a qualifying event when you get another job

    Colorado Health Insurance Insider
    Louise
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Job loss and short periods of unemployment are a relatively common part of life.  But with the new open enrollment rules in the individual health insurance market, it’s important that people understand exactly how the system works in order to avoid finding themselves stuck without health insurance.  Recently we’ve had several clients in this position, [...] The post Lost your job? Apply for Medicaid ASAP to have a qualifying event when you get another job appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Related posts: What is a qualifying event? Health Insurance Enrollment…
  • Well: Fresh and Fruity Salsas

    NYT > Health
    By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    Creative ingredients, like watermelon or kohlrabi, can freshen up a summer salsa, writes Martha Rose Shulman in this week’s Recipes for Health.
  • 'I Dreamed of a Sudden Death!': Passages from Siegfried Sassoon's Diaries

    New Republic
    Amy Weiss-Meyer
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Just days before the one-hundredth anniversary of Britain's declaration of war on Germany on August 4, a firsthand account of the Great War and its aftermath from one of its best known soldiers and eyewitnesses is, for the first time, widely accessible. Today, the Cambridge University Digital Librar
  • Carefully choose probiotics for digestive health, dietitian says

    Digestive Health SmartBrief
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    The strain, brand and dosage are important when using probiotics to increase healthy gut bacteria after taking antibiotics to -More- 
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    Uploads by Johnson & Johnson

  • A Discussion about Brain Health

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    A Discussion about Brain Health Janssen Research & Development, LLC, launched the first in a series of online videos addressing key mental health topics and treatments for disorders of the brain. The five-video Healthy Minds... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 27 1 ratings Time: 07:36 More in Education
  • Care Inspires Care, celebrating our caring impact together

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Care Inspires Care, celebrating our caring impact together With the FIFA World Cup(TM) as the international stage, Johnson & Johnson looked to make the world a more caring place through Care Inspires Care(TM). From s... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 774289 40 ratings Time: 01:49 More in Education
  • New Horizons Advancing Pediatric HIV Treatment

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    New Horizons Advancing Pediatric HIV Treatment More than three million children worldwide are living with HIV — 91 percent of which live in sub-Saharan Africa. This new collaborative commitment, New Horiz... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 552 6 ratings Time: 02:33 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson Presents Stories of Care: Gabriel and Marylia

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    Johnson & Johnson Presents Stories of Care: Gabriel and Marylia One act of care can change the course of a lifetime. Watch how a kind gesture forever affected the lives of two strangers, Gabriel and Marylia, at the 1950 F... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 1556384 71 ratings Time: 01:25 More in Education
  • Nahum Mendez Sanchez on tackling hepatitis C: moving towards an integrated policy approach

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Nahum Mendez Sanchez on tackling hepatitis C: moving towards an integrated policy approach Nahum Mendez Sanchez, Hepatologist, Medica Sur Clinic and Foundation, Mexico, looks at the prevalence of hepatitis C in Mexico and the educational programmes... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 161 3 ratings Time: 04:58 More in Education
 
 
 
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    CNN.com - Health

  • Breastfeeding is up, and other findings this week

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation -- so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.
  • Ebola outbreak could be 'catastrophic'

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Fear over Ebola is growing as leaders struggle to try to stop the deadly epidemic in West Africa. Here's what you need to know:
  • More babies being breast-fed

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation -- so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.
  • First impressions in 100 milliseconds

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    Making a good first impression might have more to do with your facial features than choosing the right outfit, a new study reveals.
  • NIH: Ebola vaccine to be tested on humans soon

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    The National Institutes of Health will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in people as early as September, the NIH announced Thursday.
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    The Chart

  • Even a 5-minute run can help prevent heart disease

    fabval
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Good news for runners: A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests running, even for a few minutes a day, can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease – whether you plod along or go at race speed. Researchers studied more than 55,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 100 over a 15-year period, looking at their overall health, whether they ran and how long they lived. Compared to nonrunners, those who ran had a 30% lower risk of death from all causes and a 45% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, investigators found. In fact,…
  • Acetaminophen may not relieve back pain

    Jacque Wilson
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Doctors often suggest taking acetaminophen for low back pain relief. But according to a new study, the popular painkiller isn’t any more effective in alleviating an aching back than letting the pain naturally subside. A study published Thursday in The Lancet found patients who took acetaminophen for low back pain had the same recovery time as those who took a placebo, or sugar pill. The study was partially funded by GlaxoSmithKline, a company that manufactures drugs containing acetaminophen. Researchers in Australia looked at 1,643 patients with acute low back pain. Each was assigned to a…
  • Genetics play a bigger role than environmental causes for autism

    Jacque Wilson
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Genetics plays more of a role in the development of autism than environmental causes, according to new research published Sunday in Nature Genetics. The study found that 52% of autism risk comes from common genes, while only 2.6% are attributed to spontaneous mutations caused by, among other things, environmental factors. “These genetic variations are common enough that most people are likely to have some,” said Joseph Buxbaum, a researcher at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and one of the lead authors on the study. “Each one has a tiny effect on autism risk, and many hundreds or…
  • Babies want to speak as early as 7 months

    mfalco
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Babies usually start speaking by their first birthday. But new research suggests talking to your baby stimulates his brain well before she utters those first words. For the study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the authors compared how 7- and 11-month-old babies from English-speaking families processed sounds from English and Spanish. Researchers at the University of Washington looked at 57 babies who were 7, 11 and 12 months old. The babies sat in an egg-shaped, noninvasive brain scanner that measures brain activation and listened to…
  • Child medication measurements confuse parents

    Jacque Wilson
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Do you know the difference between teaspoons and tablespoons? Many parents don’t, according to a study published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which found more than 10,000 calls to the poison center each year are due to liquid medication dosage errors. The study says part of the reason parents may be confused is because a range of measurement units – such as teaspoons, tablespoons and milliliters – are often used interchangeably on labels for prescription and over-the-counter medications. Parents who used the teaspoon and tablespoon dosage were much more likely…
 
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    New Republic

  • The Coal Industry Must Have a Black Heart to Oppose Black Lung Regulations

    Rebecca Leber
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This week, coal miners and industry representatives appeared at Environmental Protection Agency hearings held in four states to denounce the agency's proposed regulations on carbon emissions. “Coal mining is a family business,” a West Virginia miner
  • Beautiful Sepia Portraits of Cuba's Ballet Prodigies

    Maia Booker
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    In Cuba, ballet is a matter of national pride—not simply one of the higher art forms for an elite few. Tickets are affordable, and ballet is popular and accessible. In a 2011 intervi
  • Highlights from #pressingLIVE

    TNR Staff
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    #pressing brings together Washington's leading voices for smart discourse on pressing policy issues. On July 16, #pressing came to life with #pressingLIVE: an event in Washington, DC, presented by GE and hosted by The New Republic.  #pressingLIVE was not your typical policy event.  Hosted by The
  • Why Won't Wikipedia Ban Propaganda on Its Russian Site?

    Josh Kovensky
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Last week, someone on Capitol Hill edited former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s Wikipedia page to describe him as an “alien lizard who eats Mexican babies,” one of several partisan edits that led Wikipedia to institute a 10-day ba
  • 'I Dreamed of a Sudden Death!': Passages from Siegfried Sassoon's Diaries

    Amy Weiss-Meyer
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Just days before the one-hundredth anniversary of Britain's declaration of war on Germany on August 4, a firsthand account of the Great War and its aftermath from one of its best known soldiers and eyewitnesses is, for the first time, widely accessible. Today, the Cambridge University Digital Librar
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    Digg: sex Stories

  • The Challenges Of Having Sex As A Little Person

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A sex therapist helps people with dwarfism overcome their bodies' obstacles to sex and intimacy.
  • A Trans Guy’s Experience As A Sex Worker

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    While it’s relatively understood that many trans women do sex work, so far in my experience, I’m the only trans man I’ve heard of who has worked in the sex industry. I’d like to share my experiences as a male prostitute, with the hope that other trans people and sex workers can feel less alone and know there are people out there who share their experiences and place no judgment on them.
  • That Time Richard Nixon Discussed Panda Sex

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    When it comes to leaked Nixon conversations, this one is pretty tame. However, it is refreshing to know that between his paranoid wiretapping and outright anti-Semitism, he was as into pandas as the rest of us.
  • The Scientific Case For Decriminalizing Sex Work

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    New research suggests that existing legislation against sex work may also be harming society at large — and that decriminalizing sex work could help slow the spread of HIV.
  • How To Get Your Sex Tape Off The Internet

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    How hard is it to remove a sex ually explicit video you've made from the horny corners of the internet?
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Exit Popups: List Growth, But Too High a Price?

    Phil Hollows
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    Popups work. A somewhat ugly, but nonetheless true fact. Sadly, I feel they’re often abused by publishers who mistake list volume for list quality, and hurt their reputation in the process. Let’s face it, we’ve all visited those web sites where we’re instantly slammed with a popup demanding our email address, and who here actually enjoys that? Precisely. So we here at FeedBlitz believe in respectful popups — popups that treat visitors kindly, and that wait for proven engagement before asking for the subscription. Combined with appropriate incentives, a…
  • Marketing Insights: Start with the Social Media Department

    Ken Dieglio
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    Their smartphones never leave their side. They occasionally speak in hashtags. They know what’s trending way before you. I’m not talking about a group of high school kids. This is the social media team. And today’s social media team is essential in developing successful marketing plans. Social Media and Company Smarts Social media extends beyond fans, followers, posts and customer service, to strategy, product development, content and the corner office. No part of the marketing department is more in tune with a brand’s customers than social media. Not only does social hear complaints,…
  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – Robot Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    When I was a kid, I had a pretty clear vision of the future. And all of my ideas about what the future would hold came directly from television and movies. Perhaps I wasn’t a terribly imaginative child … but I digress. I figured we’d all have flying cars, a la the Jetsons, by the time I was grown. And I figured kids of the future would ride hover boards instead of boring old skateboards. TV and movies also gave me the impression that we’d all have a lot more robots in our lives. I, personally, was looking forward to fewer chores thanks to my own Rosie. While I haven’t heard much in…
  • Need a FeedBlitz API Key? Permission Granted

    Phil Hollows
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    FeedBlitz API key generation has now been made automatic; the prior manual approval process has been eliminated. Meaning: You can use our API keys in third party integrations without delay. Implication: More uses for FeedBlitz’s APIs are coming soon. Access: Log in to your FeedBlitz account, it’s under My Account | API Keys in the left sidebar. Restrictions: None beyond the requirement that you must be a premium FeedBlitz publisher. By the way: If your current API key appplication was still pending under the prior policies, simply cancel it and then generate a new key.
  • How LinkedIn Works for Your Brand

    Serhat Pala
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    By Serhat Pala Most of us begin our days by checking for messages on Twitter, Facebook or Snapchat. Then we end our days posting updates and catching up with friends and family on Facebook and the other social media networks. Over 54 percent of Americans use social media on a daily basis. Some users check their accounts more than 10 times per day, according to data from Deloitte. But social media is not just Facebook. While Facebook still rules the roost, social media comes in all shapes and sizes: From photo and video sharing sites to social bookmarking to instant messaging to social…
 
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    Health News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • Ebola moving faster than control efforts

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.
  • US evacuating two Americans sick with Ebola

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa will be evacuated back to the United States in the coming days to be cared for in strict isolation, officials said Friday. Kent Brantly, a doctor who was treating Ebola patients in Liberia, and Christian missionary worker Nancy Writebol, are being flown home, but it was not immediately clear when they would arrive back in the US. Meanwhile US President Barack Obama said that delegates from Ebola-hit countries attending a US-Africa summit next week in Washington and who may have been exposed to the deadly virus would be screened before leaving…
  • Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:16 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) — Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.
  • Watch: Ebola Outbreak Prompts Dispatch of Health Workers

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    CDC to send 50 medical experts to infected areas.
  • Watch: Ebola Patients to be Treated on US Soil

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Infected Americans to be transported from Liberia to US facility.
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    WHO news

  • WHO Director-General, west African presidents to launch intensified Ebola outbreak response plan

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Director-General of WHO and presidents of west African nations impacted by the Ebola virus disease outbreak will meet Friday in Guinea to launch a new joint US$ 100 million response plan as part of an intensified international, regional and national campaign to bring the outbreak under control. “The scale of the Ebola outbreak, and the persistent threat it poses, requires WHO and Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to take the response to a new level, and this will require increased resources, in-country medical expertise, regional preparedness and coordination,” says Dr Chan. “The…
  • WHO appalled by attacks on health-care facilities in Gaza

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    WHO has been appalled by the continuing trend for health-care facilities, staff and vehicles to come under direct fire in Gaza since the escalation of violence on 8 July 2014. Sustained calm is needed so thousands of injured people can receive urgently needed health care. It is vital for health facilities and staff to be able to perform their life-saving work without fear of attack.
  • WHO welcomes global momentum on viral hepatitis

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, WHO welcomes new progress in tackling one of the world’s most serious diseases. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year. “For years, viral hepatitis has been largely neglected,” says Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General at WHO. “But now we are beginning to see greater awareness and global momentum building to tackle it.”
  • WHO Statement on Mr Glenn Thomas, WHO Media Officer who died in the MH17 plane

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    It is with deep sadness that we have to inform you that WHO lost one of our colleagues on the Malaysian Airlines crash yesterday. Glenn Thomas from the Department of Communications was travelling to the International AIDS Conference in Australia. His twin sister says he died doing what he loved. Glenn had been with WHO for more than a decade. He came here from the BBC and spent many years providing communications support to the TB Department. Since 2012 he had been working on the media team in the Department of Communications, regularly hosting press conferences and working with journalists…
  • Stop TB Partnership Board to move secretariat

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    WHO welcomes the decision by the Stop TB Partnership (STBP) Board to move its secretariat’s hosting and administrative arrangements, which have been provided by WHO since the partnership was founded in 2001, to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The move will occur early in 2015. The move will not change the close and complementary collaboration and working relationship between WHO and the STBP as they fulfil their respective mandates. WHO will continue its leading role in the fight against tuberculosis, setting global policy and targets, leading work to establish norms…
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    Experience Life

  • LINK LOVE: 3 Deceiving Healthy Foods, TRX Workout, and More

    Experience Life Staff
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    Welcome back to LINK LOVE! Every Friday, we highlight some of the most interesting healthy-living tidbits we’ve gathered from around the Web, and this week we’ve found a ton of great ones. We cover fitness, nutrition, quality of life, and health and wellness — and some “just-for-fun” stuff, too! Come across something you think we’d love? Tweet it at us, post it to our Facebook page or email us at experiencelife@experiencelife.com with the subject “LINK LOVE.” This week we’ve pulled together some inspiring information from Dr. Frank…
  • Our Favorites: July/August 2014 Nutrition Products (Slideshow)

    Experience Life Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the Loop Neatly prepare avocados, mangoes, and other challenging-to-peel fruits with this genius wire tool, the Avoloop. Available in three sizes for $15 each; $30 for the set. www.avoloop.com Inspirational Reading In Fresh From the Farm (Taunton Press, 2014), author Susie Middleton shares a year in the growing season on her Martha’s Vineyard farm, along with a collection of succulent recipes to help you make the most of the summer harvest. (That’s if you can stop yourself from reading the terrific stories long enough to start cooking.) www.sixburnersue.com Crowd Pleaser When you want…
  • How I’m Doing It: Kandace MacKaben’s Success Story (Video)

    Experience Life Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:08 pm
    After her 22-year marriage ended, Kandace MacKaben began examining her path forward as her caretaker role was changing. She never expected a long-distance bike trip to lead her to a new identity. Here, Kandace recalls how she changed her life.
  • Take Action ChallengeWeek 4 Overview: Transform screen time

    Experience Life Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Overcoming Barriers “I’ve been on the go all day and TV time is my relaxation time.” Though it’s tempting to crash in front of the TV after a long day, spending too much time in front of a screen messes with your metabolism, turns your muscles to mush, and makes unhealthy, mindless snacking way too easy. It also doesn’t give your parasympathetic (“rest and relax”) nervous system a chance to kick in, which can inhibit your sleep later. “A few minutes of exercises isn’t going to do much — if I can’t make time for a real workout, why…
  • LINK LOVE: Brain Test, Mindful Texting, Reducing Toxic Flame Retardants, and More

    Casie Lukes
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Welcome back to LINK LOVE! Every Friday, we highlight some of the most interesting healthy-living tidbits we’ve gathered from around the Web, and this week we’ve found a ton of great ones. We cover fitness, nutrition, quality of life, and health and wellness — and some “just-for-fun” stuff, too! Come across something you think we’d love? Tweet it at us, post it to our Facebook page or email us at experiencelife@experiencelife.com with the subject “LINK LOVE.” This week we’ve pulled together some inspiring information from Brain-Test.net,…
 
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    CalorieLab - Health News & Information Blog

  • Dr. J’s 5 Tips to Help You Lose Weight and Keep it Off

    CalorieLab
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Kevin Dooley/Flickr Okay, you are now committed to your health and fitness. You have your new multicolored running shoes and maybe that shiny membership card to the gym. Your fridge is stocked with healthy foods and Eye of the Tiger is playing on your iPod. Well that’s all great, because a positive attitude is so important to being successful, however, even with all this, you still may have some difficulties if you don’t pay attention to these suggestions to help you with your fat loss. Start slowly. You are in this for the long run. This is a marathon, a lifestyle…
  • Eating Multiple Mini-Breakfasts: No Weight Loss Benefit

    CalorieLab
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    You might have read on the internet that eating small amounts of food throughout the morning can “rev up” your metabolism, increase the calories you burn, and help you lose weight, more effectively than than eating one breakfast. Unfortunately, well-controlled studies have been done on this issue and do not show that eating more often promotes weight loss. If you cut your calorie consumption to the same total, the amount of weight you’ll lose does not seem to change based on whether you eat those calories all at once or spread throughout the morning in several…
  • Gelesis100: The Latest Sponge-in-Your-Stomach Diet Pill

    CalorieLab
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Courtesy Gelesis.com We seem to be surrounded by smart products in today’s world. Smart phones, smart water, smart boards, smart keys, and smart TVs. Now we have what its creator calls the smart diet pill. Researchers at Gelesis in Boston, have tested a pill called Gelesis100, formerly Attiva, for use as a weight loss aid. Attiva is a hydrogel-polymer that expands in water to a much greater volume. The theory is that it will fill the stomach and fool users into thinking that they are full. I had a frugal friend once tell me that he did the same thing with Rice Krispies. Additionally,…
  • Chris Christie Fat Jokes: Burden or Boon? The Answer Might Surprise Us

    CalorieLab
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) DonkeyHotey/Flickr based on a Bob Jagendorf/Flickr (CC) photo “NASA released pictures of earth taken from 900 miles away. From 900 miles away, you can make out the Great Wall of China. In Newark, you can make out the governor of New Jersey.” – David Letterman, 7/23/13 “In New Jersey, they re-elected Chris Christie by a HUGE margin. Is there any other way? – Craig Ferguson, 11/5/13 “Yesterday, Christie gave a 107-minute press conference. The last time Christie talked for 107 minutes, he was ordering at IHOP.” – Jimmy Fallon, 1/10/14 I…
  • The Lesson of ‘Doubly Labeled Water’: We Underestimate What We Eat and Overestimate Our Activity

    CalorieLab
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Preparting for a Doubly Labeled Water Test – (CC BY-NC 2.0) Michael Wyszomierski I’ve written in the past about how important it is to do the calorie math to control our weight, calories available versus calories used. Calorie availability refers to intake, uptake and distribution of calories, i.e., eating, and calorie use to activity level and the burning of calories. This way, you’re able to account for factors such as metabolic rate, the influence of disease, hormonal levels, drug usage, and the intensity and timing of exercise activity. But if there were a test for…
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    EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion

  • DIY Red Summer Sangria Recipe

    Aylin Erman
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    This sangria recipe is my personal favorite and can be customized to your tastes. Sangria is a Spanish staple that has earned international acclaim for its sweet taste and festive spirit. It is most certainly  a buzz-worthy feature at your next adult poolside party. All you need are a few bottles of wine, a bounty of chopped fruits (of your choice) and simple syrup. It all comes together overnight and the result is a refreshing beverage you’ll never bore of, all summer long. The trick to a sangria recipe you actually love is to use wine that you would drink by itself and enjoy. Just…
  • Russell Brand Just Wants Sean Hannity to Be a Nicer Person [Video]

    Jill Ettinger
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Wherever you find yourself on the Israel-Palestine debate, Russell Brand makes one thing undeniably clear: Sean Hannity is not a people person. It’s a must-watch clip of Brand brilliantly explaining what needs to change in our interpersonal behaviors if we ever want to see real change in the world. Find Jill on Twitter @jillettinger Related on EcoSalon What Was Russell Brand Really Talking About on ‘Morning Joe?’ (Hint: Wake Up) From ‘Chappelle’s Show’ to ‘Girls’: 7 Streaming TV Comedies for When You’re Feeling Blue Kalle Lasn and Adbusters Give ‘Corporate Cool’ a…
  • Southwest Airlines Finally Dumps SeaWorld

    Jill Ettinger
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    After immense pressure from animal rights groups, Southwest Airlines has agreed to break ties with its long-standing corporate partner, SeaWorld. For the last 25 years, Southwest Airlines has been in a partnership with SeaWorld, the controversial marine animal theme park criticized for keeping captive orcas. Southwest planes have been painted to look like SeaWorld’s orcas, which is kind of endearing if you’re a 7-year-old on your first flight. But not so pleasant if you happen to have seen the film “Blackfish” and know that those intelligent animals kept by SeaWorld live in pools so…
  • What Is Date Rape? That Happened

    Libby Lowe
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    ColumnWhat is date rape? It’s rape. If only that was all that needed to be said. I really feel like the question, “what is date rape?” was answered very effectively in a number of after school specials and very special episodes of TV shows back in the ‘80s and ‘90s. But it’s a question that seems to keep befuddling some people. The most recently confused person to kick some rape knowledge our way is Richard Dawkins with this tweet: “Date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knifepoint is worse. If you think that’s an endorsement of date rape, go away and learn how to think.”…
  • Link Love: The Best Supermodel Street Style + Juicing at Home + PETA and Detroit

    EcoSalon Staff
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    This week’s Link Love, we catch up with supermodel street style, PETA’s generous offer to Detroit and Southwest’s big announcement to SeaWorld. PETA offers waterless Detroit a solution: Eat a vegan diet and they’ll turn on the water [via Eat Drink Better] How to juice at home (no more excuses!) [via Organic Authority] The Best Supermodel Street Style: Four Decades of Iconic Fashion Inspiration [via Vogue] Awesome abandoned places around the world occupied by animals [via One Green Planet] Southwest says sayonara to SeaWorld [via UT San Diego] Related on EcoSalon Link…
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    Evidence in Motion

  • Dreaming Big

    Tim Flynn PT PhD
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    I love summer.  I love warm evenings.  Growing up in a small South Dakota town,  summer was always the time of building things, blowing them up on the 4th, riding bikes, and endless night games of kick the can.  However, that July night in 1969 huddled around our black and white TV in our cramped living […] The post Dreaming Big appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Five Ways to Leverage Your Team’s Strengths to Effect Positive Change in Your Practice

    Heidi Jannenga
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Last month, I wrote about how my company is planning to leverage a strategic partnership opportunity to impact our industry in a huge way. Today, I wanted to bring it back down to the individual level and talk about how you, as a leader, can leverage your team’s strengths to effect positive change in your […] The post Five Ways to Leverage Your Team’s Strengths to Effect Positive Change in Your Practice appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Deeper Reflections from Manipalooza & “The Rollercoaster of Professional Life”

    Tim Flynn PT PhD
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    From my colleague Dr. John Zapanta July 2014 will be my anniversary of practicing physical therapy for 2 years. May 2012, I gradu-ated with the most expensive thing I have ever owned – a piece of paper that said “Doctor of Physical Therapy”. Through the short but career shaping fruitful 2 years of being a […] The post Deeper Reflections from Manipalooza & “The Rollercoaster of Professional Life” appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Reflections on Manipalooza 2014

    Tim Flynn PT PhD
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    Thanks to my colleague John Zapanta for sharing his reflections with the EIM community. Last May from the 17th-19th the Colorado Physical Therapy Specialists (ColPTs) team closed its doors to attend “Manipalooza” an event held by Evidence in Motion (EIM) at the University of Colorado Denver. Manipalooza is a specialized physical therapy (PT) conference described as […] The post Reflections on Manipalooza 2014 appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Returning to our Roots: Integrating Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Physical Therapy

    Craig A. Fox
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    One of the frustrations I’ve had over the years involves the idea of specialization.  From a student’s initial clinical rotation where they work on a specialization team or patient type, to their first job where we integrate new graduates into a department’s team role, to the clinical specialist that is phenomenal in their specialty but […] The post Returning to our Roots: Integrating Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Physical Therapy appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
 
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  • 505th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    i09 had a post about the personality test that came in The Pigman — which, yes, I read in middle school.  You are given a brief situation and then need to mentally debate the actions of the characters.  Ready? A husband and wife live on one side of the river.  They have a good marriage […]
  • Yes, There are Autistic Wizards at Hogwarts

    Mel
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    Chickenpig asked my daughter in the last post: “Do you think there is a place for an autistic wizard at Hogwarts?”  The ChickieNob gave this some thought, and then wrote this post as a response.  And hells yeah, I think she’s right.  I’m glad this turned out to be the first post by the ChickieNob […]
  • Harry Potter Can Make You a Nicer Person

    Mel
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    I would just like to highlight (cough, cough) the fact that PEOPLE WHO READ HARRY POTTER ARE MORE EMPATHETIC.  It’s science.  No, I mean, literally, it’s the subject of a scientific paper.  According to Mugglenet (yes, I read Mugglenet too): In a paper published online in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology this week, researchers […]
  • Being Brave

    Mel
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:24 am
    I read Kaui Hart Hemmings’ new book, The Possibilities.  It’s about a mother mourning the death of her 22-year-old son in an avalanche, and the book begins with her reentry into her regular schedule; returning to work and relationships.  There were a bunch of lines that I noted in Charlotte, but the one that I […]
  • Finding Names

    Mel
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    After my aunt died this winter, I continued to work on the family tree on my own.  It was slow-going and frustrating.  I had filled in everything I could find on my own, and now I was just randomly Googling combinations of names with the hope of finding an obit or some synagogue announcement that […]
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Adjusting My Diet to My Location (guest post).

    Carla
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    As a guy who has moved around a lot, one of the things I’ve had to continuously adjust is my food intake and diet. In the past 10 years I’ve moved from Canada to St. Kitts to Austin, Texas to Canada to Barbados to Belize to Austin to Grenada. Yeah, I get around. But one thing that might not be immediately apparent is the change in food availability and how it has affected my life. A 3lb monster veggie burger is not part of my daily diet. But it was a fun promotion with Big Daddy’s in Austin, Texas. I eat a very regular diet and I’m overly conscious of what foods and…
  • Musings on enjoying the process.

    Carla
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    I don’t know what the blog version of FAKEBOOKING is—but, in rereading this post, I think I accidentally did it. It’s not that I wasn’t excited to get a book deal (those who know me well know this is a process I started back in 2000), I just knew–unlike my beloved fiction writing–getting a “deal” was merely a permission slip to do work. You see, in the world of non-fiction, an agent submits a book proposal to a publishing house and the house decides whether they want to purchase or not. As a result, it is *exciting* when you receive a “we…
  • What 3 words would OTHERS use to describe you?

    Carla
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    This flashback post is sparked by the interaction above.  As we move toward book release this post is more applicable than ever. A couple of months ago I stumbled upon this post at Mommalogues. I rarely visit the site yet when I saw a tweet containing the link/teaser below it snagged my attention. What three words would your kid(s) use to describe you? For two reasons. First, it reminded me how long it had been since I asked someone to define my brand for me. I’m a believer in the importance of defining one’s brand and in remaining consistent in all facets of brand messaging. The…
  • Progress – not perfectionIST (guest post).

    Carla
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Carla recently sent out a guest post request for the topic ‘Progress, not perfection.’ I jumped at the opportunity to guest post for her for a couple reasons. One, because I love reading words from this wise mizfit, and it’s an honor to contribute to her blog. Two, because it has been somewhat of a mantra for me. Perfectionism is a personal struggle. A struggle I’ve become better at taming. Some of my perfectionist faults are material. We recently bought a new house, and I want the house to be ‘perfect’ now. I want to buy ALL the things to make my house…
  • Venus, you looked STRONG out there today!

    Carla
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    (“photo” credit: the eight year old.) I felt strong, Carla! I’m in awe at how you juggle three tennis balls without breaking a sweat!  That’s amazing! Thanks! Ive worked really hard on this skill.  It took me forever to master, but now I rock it. Yep. I’m hanging over at Venus’ place today and we’re talking COMPLIMENTS. Giving. Accepting. And, most importantly, not doing the ole “brush off” move. Join me?   Venus Williams’ EleVen brand is a client.  This isn’t a sponsored post–but I do freakin love her and work…
 
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Congrats, Lisa Smith-Bachen on Finishing The Badwater Quad

    Scott Dunlap
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Imagine attempting the original Badwater course, 135+ miles across Death Valley right to the top of Mt. Whitney, and then turning around and doing it backwards. Now imagine refueling and doing the double ONE MORE TIME. That's the Badwater Quad, 584 miles of complete insanity. And it's what Lisa Smith-Batchen finished in July in 14 days, 3 hours, and 51 minutes, becoming the first woman to do so. The LA Times has a great write up about it here. (Lisa on one of her four passes down the highway)(Elation!)Lisa and her crew went after the grueling record to raise money for clean water, and is…
  • Pine to Palm 100m, Here I Come!

    Scott Dunlap
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    After my smack down lesson in "work/life balance doesn't include adding two ton bricks to both sides of the scale" and DNS'ing at the Tahoe Rim Trail 100m, I've rejiggered the schedule and will be headed to......the Pine to Palm 100-Mile Endurance Run on Sept 14th! Yes, 20,000' of climbing goodness at the Oregon/California border, ending in my former hometown of Ashland, OR, all put on by the amazing team at Rogue Valley Runners. Plenty of blog-worthy photo ops for sure. I try to have at least one 100m on the calendar each year for the challenge and variety, but with Craig Thornley's new…
  • Mo Farah Breaks 100m World Record...Well, In the Potato Sack 100m Anyway

    Scott Dunlap
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    Olympic Double Gold-Medalist Mo Farah, more known for his 5k/10k prowess, finally got to add a world record to his resume....for the 100m potato sack race. Check the video here.His blazing speed of 39.91 seconds was good enough to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. Will Usain Bolt retaliate?!?I wonder how hard it would be to find a world record to go after. If I was 90 years old, I could just grab three friends and do a relay and instantly set an age group WR like these guys.Unrelated - a quick note to Big Sur Marathon fans - if you want to run in 2015, you better get over there and…
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    Marijke: nurse turned writer

  • Book Review and Discussion of Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science's Surprising Victory Over HIV

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science's Surprising Victory over HIV is a book that made me bend my "I don't write book reviews" stance. I am asked regularly to review books, but it's not something I like to do. Since liking a book is very subjective, one I may dislike may be another's favourite - but I do make exceptions when I think a book is a must-read.Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science's Surprising Victory over HIV by Heather Boerner, is about couples that want to have a biological child, but the male is HIV positive. It's a short book - you can read it in one…
  • Why you have to take health articles with a grain of salt (or a ton, in this case)

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    This morning, a Facebook friend posted a link to a story that declared that if you used sunscreen, you were more likely to die than if you didn't. In fact, the intro was: "According to a June 2014 article featured in The Independent (UK), a major study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that women who avoid sunbathing during the summer are twice as likely to die as those who sunbathe every day."There is so much wrong with this sentence and the whole article itself. First of all, we all die. At least, at this point we still all die. What the future holds in…
  • Duh studies not just for the public

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:03 am
    And we have another Duh Study for the Duh Study files.A couple of weeks ago, I came across a study that told radiologists that the newer CT scanners exposed their patients to less radiation than the older ones. Considering that this is one of the goals when researchers develop the new machines, I figured that was pretty well a Duh Study. Almost like telling physicians that oxygen helps people live (that was a comment from my editor for this client). But today I came across yet another Duh Study meant for radiologists. Did you know that the more experience you have reading mammograms,…
  • Final week blogathon round-up

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    29 Jun 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Week 4 is over and this week has been a bit challenging in terms of finding topics I wanted to write about. Here is what we discussed:Yesterday, June 28, I posted about three blogs I like, as well as a list of over 100 bloggers who were also participating in this blogathon.On Friday, I addressed a question I get frequently - "Have I read anything you've written?" Maybe...maybe not!Thursday's post was an excuse to write about my quilting, in a piece about how crafting is good for the brain. I put some nice photos too. :-)Wednesday's post was about soccer and head injuries. I watched the…
  • Over 100 bloggers!

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    28 Jun 2014 | 11:59 am
    As a writer, I am fortunate to know many other writers - and several of them have blog, sites, or projects of their own. So today, I wanted to share with you three that I like. I hope I'm not hurting any feelings by not writing about all the blogs I like, but there would be so many and I'd still accidentally leave some out.Jennifer Fink, a nurse, health writer, and mom to four boys started a new venture last year, BuildingBoys.net. She has great stuff on the issues surrounding raising boys. In my opinion, it's worth reading even if you don't have a son or your sons are grown up. I know some…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) - DocMikeEvans animation video

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital.Written and Narrated by Dr. Mike Evans. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • National Library of Medicine, world's largest medical library, was a shelf of books in Surgeon General office in 1818

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world, started in 1818 as a shelf of books the office of the Surgeon General The National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world, began in 1818 as the US Army Medical Library, in Washington, DC, essentially a shelf of books in the office of Joseph Lovell, then Surgeon General and the head of the Army Medical Department. By the time of the Civil War the book collection consisted of about 2000 volumes and, no longer fitting in the office, was moved to a bank building.The library, then as now, was constantly…
  • Top medicine articles for July 2014

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes' http://buff.ly/1hTE5RuDoctor’s Salaries Are Not the Big Cost - NYTimes http://buff.ly/QWe2lx -- "There is a startling secret behind America’s health care hierarchy: Physicians, the most highly trained members in the industry’s work force, are on average right in the middle of the compensation pack. That is because the biggest bucks are currently earned not through the delivery of care, but from overseeing the business of medicine.The base pay of insurance…
  • Pancreatic Cancer - 2014 update from Am Fam Physician

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pancreatic cancer remains the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Risk factors include:- family history- smoking- chronic pancreatitis- obesity- diabetes mellitus- heavy alcohol use- possible dietary factorsSymptomsBecause more than two-thirds of adenocarcinomas occur in the head of the pancreas, abdominal pain, jaundice, pruritus, dark urine, and acholic stools may be presenting symptoms. DiagnosisIn symptomatic patients, the serum tumor marker cancer antigen 19-9 can be used to confirm the diagnosis and to predict prognosis and recurrence after resection.
  • Exercise may keep you young - how exactly? (DW video)

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    How exercise keeps us young | In Good Shape - DW Interview - YouTube http://buff.ly/1hNElr1 -- The sports medicine expert Dr. Fernando Dimeo explains why. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
 
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  • Sit back & watch urologists go at it over robotic surgery claims

    Gary Schwitzer
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    I’m on vacation this week but I enjoyed sitting back and watching a urology kerfuffle over claims about a robotic surgery study and associated news release. Here’s what the American Urological Association (AUA) tweeted earlier today.  The Twitter responses are from a Pittsburgh urologist whose Twitter handle is @daviesbj. There’s a lot going on here, so let me break it down. The AUA’s link – in its Tweet – goes to a news release from David B. Samadi, M.D, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.  He cites a study published…
  • 6th time I’ve called out BMJ news releases on observational studies

    Gary Schwitzer
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    I do not enjoy this – repeatedly calling out The BMJ for its misleading news releases on observational studies. But I’m going to keep doing it until I see a change. The last time I did this, just two months ago, change was promised by The BMJ editor Trish Groves. But here we go again. The BMJ this week sent out the following news release.  I have highlighted the areas of concern in red. Five daily portions of fruit and vegetables may be enough to lower risk of death More than “five a day” appears to have no further effect, say researchers Research: Fruit and vegetable…
  • What the public doesn’t see about pharma trying to buy influence

    Gary Schwitzer
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    The big European Society of Cardiology world congress will be held in Barcelona next month. Larry Husten of Cardiobrief.org shared an invitation he received from a PR company, which read, in part: “…for an internal event organized by Sanofi Regeneron (PCSK9) on August 30 in Barcelona, we are looking for a moderator for the whole day to animate the plenary session of the meeting. This moderator should be able to speak in front of 250 people, to animate the different roundtables organized during the day between KOL, patients and Sanofi Regeneron teams, and to “interview”…
  • Robotic roundup: Useful? Or little clinical value?…”robotic invasion”…outpaces evidence

    Gary Schwitzer
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    Here’s another of our periodic roundups of robotic surgery news, some of which doesn’t get much attention in the mainstream news media. Forbes has hosted a little back-and-forth about robotic surgery in recent weeks.  First, Robert Pearl, MD, chief executive of the Permanente Medical Group, included a discussion of robotic surgery in his piece, “America’s Broken Health Care System: The Role of Drug, Device Manufacturers.” Excerpt: Laparoscopic surgery was a miracle advancement. Hardly the same story as the prostate surgery robot. Mention “robot” to most…
  • Niacin news provides another example of how surrogate outcomes don’t tell whole story

    Gary Schwitzer
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    In his weekly journal review, Dr. Richard Lehman points out another classic example of how you can’t jump to conclusions just because a drug has an impact on a surrogate outcome.  It’s the big stuff we should focus on – not the surrogates.  He writes: Niacin is an abundant natural B vitamin, which lowers bad cholesterol and raises good cholesterol. What’s not to like? Well, niacin, unfortunately. In doses that make any difference to lipid levels, it is very likely to make you feel sick, get flushes and/or rashes, and/or feel muscle pains. So Merck decided to market it…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Quick (and Perhaps Obvious) Reminders About Self-Care

    Lindsay Maloan
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
      The number one mantra we must learn as recovering women is: the best way to care for everyone else is to care for you first. Sounds easy, right? From experience, I can say that as mamas, this is singlehandedly the hardest thing for most of us to learn. What’s even harder is putting it […] The post Quick (and Perhaps Obvious) Reminders About Self-Care appeared first on postpartum depression | Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you, I often need reminders like this! by NinaWell said, Linds. You found just the right words,…
  • Reward and Risk: My Decision to Stay On An SSRI During Pregnancy

    Lindsay Maloan
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Nearly two years to the day after my overdue diagnosis of postpartum depression and anxiety, I found myself pregnant and still on an SSRI. We had been trying; I had done my research, consulted my OB and my Pediatrician for their thoughts on wether or not I should taper off of my medication prior to […] The post Reward and Risk: My Decision to Stay On An SSRI During Pregnancy appeared first on postpartum depression | Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you for this post. I too decided to remain on my ssri ... by LeslieThank you so…
  • Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnosis: Part 2

    Esther Dale
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Trigger Warning: This is part 2 of a 2 part story (part 1 can be read here) of my misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis after giving birth in 2009. This post contains some references and details about Postpartum OCD, Intrusive Thoughts, miscarriage, and D&C. If you are feeling particularly vulnerable and prone to triggers, you may […] The post Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnosis: Part 2 appeared first on postpartum depression | Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsEsther – Great posts. I like how you wrapped it up with your ... by Ana…
  • Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnosis: Part 1

    Esther Dale
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    Trigger Warning: This is part 1 of a 2 part story of my misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis after giving birth in 2009. This post contains some references and details about Postpartum OCD and Intrusive Thoughts. If you are feeling particularly vulnerable and prone to triggers, you may want to avoid this post until a later […] The post Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnosis: Part 1 appeared first on postpartum depression | Postpartum Progress.        Related StoriesMisdiagnosis and Missed Diagnosis: Part 2How My Doctors Missed My Antenatal AnxietyWhen…
  • The emotional aftermath of pregnancy loss

    Esther Dale
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Trigger Warning: pregnancy loss, D&C If you are feeling particularly vulnerable/sensitive, you may want to skip this post or may need to stop reading part way through. If that’s the case, here’s a video of pandas playing on a slide. Actually, even if that’s not the case you may still want to watch the video […] The post The emotional aftermath of pregnancy loss appeared first on postpartum depression | Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you for this post. All too often we don't discuss infant ... by Lauren…
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    Medgadget

  • Wireless Eye Implant Continuously Measures Intraocular Pressure (VIDEO)

    Editors
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Measuring a person’s intraocular pressure (IOP) can help diagnose and monitor glaucoma, but just like blood pressure it varies and can be subject to the “white coat effect.” Continuous monitoring of IOP to detect spikes is practically impossible when using a traditional tonometer, but a new eye implant from Germany’s Implandata Ophthalmic Products that makes this possible has been implanted in a first patient as part of a European clinical trial. The trial of the Pro-IOP implant involves open angle glaucoma patients who are getting cataracts removed. As part of the…
  • Medtronic NuVent EM Sinus Dilation System with Electromagnetic Navigation Announced (VIDEO)

    Editors
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    Medtronic just launched its new NuVent EM Sinus Dilation System for the company’s Fusion ENT Navigation System. Unlike any other sinus dilation system it features electromagnetic navigation capabilities that help the surgeon place the balloon accurately every time. The device is factory calibrated and once plugged in the position of the tip is displayed in real time on the screen of the Fusion system. Medtronic is currently working on initiating clinical trials to extend the uses of the NuVent EM system for other procedures, including revision surgery. Features from the product page:…
  • Clever Medkits are a Smarter Way of Managing Emergencies in Workplace

    Editors
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Most work environments and institutions have med kits around just in case someone gets a cut, burn, or other minor injury. These are typically just hanging boxes with things like gloves, gauzes, and scissors stuffed inside. A new company called Clever Medkits out of New Zealand has completely redesigned the common med kit and added smart new features fit for the modern age. The kit is a big glowing green cross, making it easily identifiable for what it is. Once opened, all the tools and supplies are laid out in individual boxes and can be readily seen. A person not sure what is needed for a…
  • Intellijoint’s Hip Replacement Positioning System Cleared in U.S.

    Editors
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    Intellijoint Surgical (Waterloo, ON) won FDA clearance for its Intellijoint HIP system that’s used to help orthopedic surgeons measure leg length and hip offset during hip replacements. The system consists of two disposable sensors and a display computer that provides the readings. One of the sensors is placed on the pelvis while the other goes on the patient’s femur or acetabular cup instruments. The system then provides real-time feedback of the leg length and offset. The system uses optics to measure the distance between the sensors and works with any surgical approach or…
  • Vittamed’s Non-Invasive Intracranial Pressure and Cerebrovascular Autoregulation Monitors Cleared in EU (VIDEOS)

    Editors
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Vittamed out of Carlisle, MA received European CE Mark approval for its non-invasive intracranial pressure meter and non-invasive cerebrovascular autoregulation monitor. The Vittamed 205 intracranial pressure monitor works by applying pressure to the tissue surrounding the eye using a special pressure cuff. A Doppler ultrasound transducer placed over the eye measures blood flow through the intracranial and extracranial parts of the ophthalmic artery. The blood flow through the extracranial segment changes as the pressure is applied to the eye, while the intracranial segment responds to the…
 
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  • I’m not worried about ICD-10. Here’s why.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/p-j-parmar" rel="tag">P.J. Parmar, MD</a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It is possible to categorize every human ailment, and assign every disease a code. This is called the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which was first formalized as a short list of malaises at a meeting in Paris in 1900. Since then, this list has been revised ten times, getting longer each time, in an effort to aid epidemiological and policy matters around the world. The ninth edition (ICD-9) has been around since 1975 as a bible-thick book with about 13,000 codes. For example, 786.5 means chest pain. On the other end, some codes are as specific as E845.0: “accident involving…
  • Measuring the value of emergency department care

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/robbin-dick" rel="tag">Robbin Dick, MD</a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Emergency department directors measure value in their departments with a number of metrics that are tracked religiously: door-to-provider times, ambulance drop-off times, left without being seen rates, length of stay for discharged patients, diversion hours, and 72-hour returns all come to mind. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • A short term focus on costs is expensive in the long run

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/adam-philip-stern" rel="tag">Adam Philip Stern, MD</a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Mr. D was my patient in the partial hospital program for the chronically and persistently mentally ill, and he was barely maintaining the level of functioning necessary to remain outside of the inpatient unit. A middle aged man with long-term psychotic and depressive symptoms, Mr. D’s care was made even more complicated by an extensive history of alcohol dependence and intravenous drug use that had left him with a severely damaged liver. A combination of hepatitis C viral infection and long-term daily alcohol use had left his body without the tools most of us take for granted in being able…
  • The problematic impact of To Err is Human

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/thomas-d-guastavino" rel="tag">Thomas D. Guastavino, MD</a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    November, 1999 was a watershed for physicians. It is then that the infamous “To Err is Human” report was issued by the Institute of Medicine claiming that close to 100,000 patients were needlessly dying due to preventable medical errors. The report was a bombshell, having a significant impact on how medicine was practiced. 15 years later we are still evaluating that impact. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Reflecting on the first month as a new physician

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/amy-ho" rel="tag">Amy Ho, MD</a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    July as a newly minted intern: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The only analogy I can make is you feel like a middle school kid sitting in a PhD course, desperately trying to back-learn everything in a language of acronym alphabet soup you’ve never heard before. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
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    SharpBrains

  • How to incorporate mindfulness into psychotherapy

    Greater Good Magazine
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Mindfulness is good for you. In thousands of studies, moment-to-moment, non-judgmental attention has been shown to improve well-being, strengthen relationships, increase focus and attention, and even boost our immune systems. So it’s no surprise that therapists have taken an interest in using mindfulness with their patients. The potential for benefit is clearly great. But how can therapists actually incorporate mindfulness into their practice? And, is it always helpful to patients? To get answers to these questions, look no further than Sitting Together: Essential Skills for…
  • Update: Test your stress level with this fun brain teaser

    SharpBrains
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    Time for Sharp­Brains’ July 2014 e-newsletter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of thought-provoking insights, sci­ence reports…and this fun brain teaser to deter­mine your stress level. New thinking: Why “disorders of the brain” deserve at least equal attention as cardiovascular diseases and cancer Preliminary Agenda of the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th) Debunking Myers-Briggs personality test How to remember what you read New tools: Upgrading Education and Health in light of Neuroscience: The Frontier of Gaming? Study: Neurofeedback treatment for ADHD in only 12…
  • Study: To fight dementia, fight depression and stress

    SharpBrains
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:13 pm
    “Studies have shown that people with symptoms of depression are more likely to develop dementia, but we haven’t known how the relationship works,” said study author Robert S. Wilson, PhD, with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. “Is the depression a consequence of the dementia? Do both problems develop from the same underlying problems in the brain? Or does the relationship of depression with dementia have nothing to do with dementia-related pathology?”… “These findings are exciting because they suggest depression truly is a risk factor for dementia, and if we can target…
  • News: Launch of Brain Start-up Challenge on August 1st

    Rosemarie Truman
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:49 am
    Dear SharpBrains community, We have read Alvaro Fernandez’s publication regarding the BRAIN Initiative in Venture Beat and thought our first-of-a-kind Brain Start-up Challenge would be of interest to many of you. To provide some background, the National Institutes of Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Advancing Innovation and the Heritage Provider Network, have partnered to create a “first of a kind” Brain Challenge. The Challenge will feature 20 rigorously selected brain related inventions that have commercial viability and are important to public health. The…
  • Study: Neurofeedback treatment for ADHD in only 12 sessions?

    Dr. David Rabiner
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:34 am
    Neurofeedback — also known as EEG Biofeedback — is treatment for ADHD in which individuals learn to produce and maintain a pattern of EEG activity that is consistent with a focused, attentive state. This is done by collecting EEG data from individuals as they focus on stimuli presented on a computer screen. Their ability to control the stimuli, for example, keeping the smile on a smiley face or keeping a video playing, is contingent on maintaining an EEG state consistent with focused attention. Overtime, individuals learn to do this during the training; neurofeedback proponents argue that…
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    The Health Care Blog

  • What the California Rate Increases Should Tell Us

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    By ROBERT LAZEWSKI The weighted average increase for plans being sold on the Obamacare California public exchange in 2015 will be 4%. So, that means Obamacare is working really well, right? Well, wait a minute. Let’s consider a few things: This week the California insurance commissioner reported that the average unsubsidized 2014 rate increase carriers charged going into […]
  • Pseudo Innovation

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:16 pm
    By DONALD LIGHT Few people know that new prescription drugs have a 1 in 5 chance of causing serious reactions after they have been approved. That is why expert physicians recommend not taking new drugs for at least five years unless patients have first tried better-established options and need to. Faster reviews advocated by the industry-funded public […]
  • An AIDS-Free Future Requires More Than Medicine

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    By RUTH MESSINGER In 1985, during the height of the AIDS crisis in New York City, I was elected to the New York City Council. Time and again, I felt heartbroken as my friends and constituents lost their lives to a deadly disease without a cure. Too frequently, they suffered the effects of ignorance, fear […]
  • Meet the First Aledade ACOs

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    By FARZAD MOSTASHARI, MD On June 18, we launched Aledade – a company built on our belief that independent primary care physicians are best positioned to lead the next revolution in health care delivery – boosting quality of care and bringing down costs.  Over the past six weeks, we traveled across the country meeting doctors, discussing […]
  • Ask Not What Your Government Can Do For You: JFK Speaks to Us About Health

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    By VIK KHANNA and GENERAL HEALTHY  President Obama has spent a lot of time defending his health law, but he appears to us to be quite ill-equipped to actually talk about health. In fact, it’s the just about the only thing he doesn’t talk about. He’s talked insurance, web sites, and funneling even more money […]
 
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    Bad Science

  • Teaching science with bad science: resources for teachers

    Ben Goldacre
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    People often wring their hands over how to make science “relevant” to the public, or to young people. For me, this is an open goal: we are constantly barraged with health claims in popular culture, and evidence based medicine is the science of how we know what does good, and what does harm. Every popular claim is an […]
  • What statins tell us about the mess in evidence based medicine

    Ben Goldacre
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
    Sorry to be absent, I’ve about a zillion big things shortly coming to fruition, at which point expect a deluge. Everyone is having kittens about statins and the BMJ at the moment. Here’s what I wrote as a rabid response on the latest BMJ editorial about it, and a disco soundtrack to keep your attention […]
  • Statins have no side effects? What our study really found, its fixable flaws, and why trials transparency matters (again).

    Ben Goldacre
    13 Mar 2014 | 11:38 am
    Hi there, sorry to be absent (dayjob!). I was surprised to see a study I’m a co-author on getting some front page media play today, under the headline “Statins ‘have no side effects’”. That’s not what our paper found. But it was an interesting piece of work, with an odd result, looking at side effects […]
  • Blue Monday is churnalism. Again.

    Ben Goldacre
    20 Jan 2014 | 4:38 am
    I have two problems with Blue Monday. One is that there isn’t really any good evidence for seasonal variation in mood: www.badscience.net/2009/01/part-432-in-which-i-get-a-bit-overinterested-and-look-up-waaay-too-many-references/ The other is that serious mental health charities have been getting involved in using it, when they should be holding a line, advocating for patients based on good scientific evidence. When these charities […]
  • My BMJ editorial: we need routine audit of missing clinical trials

    Ben Goldacre
    15 Jan 2014 | 5:44 am
    I wrote this editorial in the British Medical Journal with the magnificent Carl Heneghan, director of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine at Oxford. It’s about the Public Accounts Committee, progress on publication bias, and a suggestion for routine ongoing audit to give actionable information for decision-makers on how much information is missing. … While […]
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    Respectful Insolence

  • Homeopaths vs. Ebola virus hemorrhagic fever

    Orac
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Homeopathy is quackery. There, I’ve fulfilled my normal requirement to start out all posts that I write having to do with homeopathy with a simple, declarative, and, most of all, true statement about what homeopathy is. I also like to mention briefly homeopathy’s two major “laws.” The first is the Law of Similars, a totally…
  • The fantasy of cryonics in an unexpected place

    Orac
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    We all seek immortality in some way. Death has been a terror of nearly all since humans first started realizing that everybody dies. After all, no one wants to face the end of everything that one has been, is, and will be, so much so that a key feature of many religions is a belief…
  • Chiropractic “research” and autism

    Orac
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Leave it to my good buddy Mark Crislip over at the Society for Science-Based Medicine to have my back when I don’t have a lot of time for a detailed post. (Basically, I was being a good university and cancer center citizen last night, going out to dinner with a visiting professor, and I ended…
  • Déjà vu all over again: “Natural medicine” wikis

    Orac
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    Regular readers will know that über-quack Mike Adams got himself into a bit of a pickle last week. Basically, he wrote a now-infamous post in which he likened scientists working on GMOs to Nazi scientists and pro-science bloggers refuting the sort of nonsensical fear mongering (from a scientific perspective) Adams and other anti-GMO activists like…
  • How “they” view “us” one more time: Poor, poor, pitiful Dan Olmsted

    Orac
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Just three days ago, I updated my ongoing series How “They” View “Us.” This time around, I used Mike Adams’ likening of various pro-science activists, including Steve Novella and myself, among others, to Nazis and compiling what appeared to be a hit list. In the process, I also discussed the antivaccine movement, in particular Age…
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    World of Psychology

  • Signs Your Child May Benefit from Seeing a Therapist

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    Knowing when a child needs to see a therapist can be tricky. Naturally, young kids don’t have the emotional or communication skills to verbalize what they need and how they’re feeling. Therapy can be incredibly helpful for kids. It teaches children healthy coping skills. It teaches them how to understand, articulate and express their feelings instead of acting out behaviorally, said Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, a child and family therapist. Therapy also provides additional support for the whole family, especially during a divorce or death, she said. During tough times, kids may think they need…
  • Why Do Therapists Summer in Cape Cod?

    John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Cape Cod is a wonderful summer destination for hundreds of thousands of people each year. Some of those thousands are therapists. But unlike most vacationers, the therapists don’t head to the Cape for just the beaches and sun. They’re coming to hone their therapeutic skills, while maintaining their license. One of the ways to do that is to attend the Cape Cod Institute, the successful continuing education program for mental health professionals run by my friend and colleague, Gil Levin, Ph.D. The Boston Globe (Sunday) Magazine recently featured him and his ground-breaking…
  • Best of Our Blogs: August 1, 2014

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    As a child, I believed I had to wear the right things, talk a certain way, respond in a particular manner in order to be loved. As a teen, I worked people pleasing to my advantage, smiling on the outside, brushing away negative feelings, getting good grades. I tried to act in a way that I thought was tolerable, agreeable and acceptable to others. And I was rewarded for it with awards, a multitude of friendships and lots of positive attention. As a young adult, it all started to catch up with me. It was too exhausting to be fake so I rebelled the other way. Since then, I’ve found peace…
  • My Intention: Shifting Into Neutral and Being in the Present Moment

    Elizabeth Grasher, MS, LPC, LMFT-A
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    I have myriad personal and professional goals that I want to achieve. I made a personal goal sheet that I hang on my refrigerator door. Each morning, when I open the refrigerator door and grab the creamer for my morning cup of coffee, the goal sheet silently stares back at me. I am reminded of the goals waiting to be accomplished, waiting to be achieved. It is a memo to self of all I have to do and have yet to accomplish. At times this goal sheet can leave me feeling depleted and worn; it is a daily reminder of what I have not done. So I am making a conscious effort to increase my daily…
  • Fight, Flight or Freeze: The Stress Response

    Maureen Werrbach, MA, LCPC
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    Imagine the following scenarios: 1. During a staff meeting that you led and thoroughly prepared for, your boss criticizes you for not completing a task that was someone else’s responsibility. All eyes are on you. You feel flushed, your heart starts racing, and you have you the urge to yell at your boss (even though you don’t). 2. You walk into class late and to find everyone putting their books away for an apparent test that you were not aware of, nor ready for. Your heart seems to stop, knees become weak, you begin to sweat, and you suddenly feel this intense urge to turn around and race…
 
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • Watch Drought Take Over the Entire State of California in One GIF

    Julia Lurie, AJ Vicens, and Alex Park
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    California, the producer of half of the nation's fruits, veggies, and nuts, is experiencing its third-worst drought on record. The dry spell is expected to cost the state billions of dollars and thousands of jobs, and farmers are digging into groundwater supplies to keep their crops alive. We've been keeping an eye on the drought with the US Drought Monitor, a USDA-sponsored program that uses data from soil moisture and stream flow, satellite imagery, and other indicators to produce weekly drought maps. Here's a GIF showing the spread of the drought, from last December 31—shortly before…
  • LA's Crappy Old Pipes Mean More Epic Floods Are Coming

    Sam Brodey
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Yesterday at around 3:30 pm, a water main burst near the campus of UCLA in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. It gushed for nearly three hours, sending water as high as 30 feet into the air and flooding campus—cars' wheels were submerged, the brand-new basketball court was covered in standing water, eager students brought boogie boards. As much as 10 million gallons are estimated to have been lost, at a rate of 38,000 gallons per minute. Continue Reading »
  • US Coal Exports Have Erased All The CO2 Savings From the Fracking Boom

    Josh Harkinson
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    The domestic fracking boom has been widely celebrated as a godsend in the fight against climate change. In 2007, cheap natural gas began replacing dirtier coal as the fuel of choice in US power plants. By 2012, the switchover was annually saving an estimated 86 million tons of CO2, the carbon equivalent of taking 21 million cars off the road. That's obviously a huge accomplishment, but it comes with a lesser known catch: All of that coal we're no longer using is still getting dug up, sold off, and spewed into the atmosphere. The carbon pollution savings from our switch from coal to gas has…
  • Obama Is About to Give You the Right to Unlock Your Phone

    Kiera Butler
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Ever wondered why you can't transfer your old phone to a new carrier? The practice, known as cellphone unlocking, is illegal. It probably won't surprise you that in the '90s, wireless carriers—who, for obvious reasons, wanted everyone to buy new phones and plans—lobbied for a ban. As I wrote last year, this ban isn't just annoying and expensive for consumers, it's also wasteful. We only keep our phones for an average of 18 months , and when we get a new one, the old one seldom makes it to a recycling facility. Many languish in desk drawers; some end up in the garbage. That means a…
  • PETA's Five Most Tone-Deaf Stunts

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Proving once again PETA is unfamiliar with how to a deliver meaningful publicity campaign, the animal rights group is now looking to score a win off poor people's thirst. Some background: The bankrupt city of Detroit has been shutting off its tap water to thousands of poor residents in order to force them to pay for nearly $90 million in overdue water bills. Advocates have slammed the move, calling out the city for eliminating a basic human right. The NAACP recently filed a lawsuit calling the shut down discriminatory, as most of Detroit's low-income residents are overwhelmingly black. It…
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • The "Risk-Only" Landing Page Requirement: Can We Get FDA to Adopt FTC's Thinking and Drop This Rule?

    PharmaGuy
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    One of FDA's Ten Commandments -- the FIRST one, in fact -- states:You shall have no other regulatory agencies before Me.Several people have asked me, "John, what other agency could pharma worship before FDA?"Glad you asked.The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) also regulates product advertising. The FDA, however, as per its first commandment, lords it over prescription (Rx) drug advertising, whereas the FTC regulates advertising of other health products, including supplements and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. FDA, however, regulates what is claimed on the labels of OTC…
  • Even Though There Are Fewer Sales Reps, More Physicians Deny Rep Access

    PharmaGuy
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:41 pm
    According to the spring 2014 AccessMonitor™ report from global sales and marketing consulting firm ZS Associates, pharmaceutical access to physicians continues to decline. Only 51% of physicians/prescribers now allow access to sales reps, down from 55% in 2013 (see chart): Source: ZS AssociatesEven among traditionally pharma-friendly prescribers (e.g, dermatologists), access is down dramatically as illustrated in this chart:Source: ZS AssociatesThe decline in access continues despite the downsizing of the pharma sales force by one-third since 2008. But, the downsizing has actually helped…
  • Why is PhRMA Defending Gilead's Sovaldi Pricing?

    PharmaGuy
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    In an article published in The Hill, Lori Reilly, vice president for policy and research at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), whose job is to develop federal legislative, regulatory and political strategies, defended the pricing of Sovaldi, Gilead's Hep C drug (see "Defending Big Pharma"). Her argument was simply this: "While Sovaldi may cost $84,000 or more for an individual patient’s 12-week treatment, Reilly argues it will save money by decreasing the need for liver transplants for patients whose organs fail."Let's do the math…
  • FDA's Ten Commandments

    PharmaGuy
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:22 am
    Remember FDA's Social Media Webinar? It was supposed to answer all our questions about the two recent social media guidances issued by the FDA.There were technical difficulties and when participants could actually gain access and hear what was being said, they were surprised that the FDA presenters were simply reading the guidance documents verbatim. "The #FDASM webinar, a haiku: Reading verbatim. Good use of my precious time? I'm not sure it is," tweeted @whendanieltalks. This reminded me of Moses reading the ten commandments to the Israelites, who afterward agreed to obey…
  • Do Marketing Buzzwords Affect Pharma's Reputation Among Patients & Physicians?

    PharmaGuy
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Consultant and strategist Andrew Spong, PhD, former scholar and currently STweM‘s managing director, recently tweeted:"Building trust is far from impossible for #pharma. Abstaining from digital conferences is a great start."The tweet linked to a 2013 anti-pharma marketing screed posted on STweM titled "For pharma, the era of multi-channel marketing, closed loop marketing, sales force effectiveness, and market access is over"I assume Spong singled out "digital conferences" because these buzzwords are frequently heard at such conferences.It's a year later and…
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • They said what?

    Paul Levy
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    The health care world is full of companies that make outrageous unsupported assertions as they pursue profitability.  Generally, the media accept what is said and don't ask hard questions.Now somebody is asking.Al Lewis has started a blog called They Said What?, on which he posts the assertions made by companies and asks questions that probe the accuracy.  He offers the company an advanced chance to respond.  Here's the summary:TheySaidWhat? asks questions that identify possible mistakes in high-visibility contexts and offers those who committed the mistakes the opportunity to…
  • Summation

    Paul Levy
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    A reminder from David Mayer to medical students participating the Telluride East Patient Safety program.
  • On pain

    Paul Levy
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Janice Lynch Schuster offers first-hand advice on ways of managing chronic pain, here.  She notes:I am not my pain. I am a wife, mother, worker, writer, sister, daughter and friend. My world is rich and rewarding. I want for nothing – save pain relief.  In fact, although the pain may be a permanent fixture, the sensation is impermanent.  Some days are better than others.  I must choose how much I want to let it control my experience—or how much I want to control it.Powerful and helpful, both, for you or a loved one.
  • Tom's Reason to Ride is back

    Paul Levy
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:01 pm
    With great disappointment, I sadly announce that “A Reason To Ride’s” founder, Tom DesFosses’ cancer is back.  While Tom started to "A Reason to Ride" because he wanted to give back and raise funds for research he never made the Ride about himself.  Tom founded the ride because many of us have reasons to ride.  His energy and enthusiasm persuaded me to give full logistical support to the ride when I was running the hospital. Now, the ride is run solely by Tom and his friends, with tremendous support from Fuddruckers restaurants and the other firms noted below.We still…
  • Them's fighting words!

    Paul Levy
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Gary Schwitzer offers a front-row seat to some conflicting claims.  It all starts with a news release from robotic surgeon David Samadi at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital that was picked up by the American Urological Association (AUA):According to a new study from Detroit, Michigan, robotic prostatectomy yields highly successful long-term prostate cancer results. In fact, nearly all — 98.8% — of the patients remained prostate cancer survivors at ten years post-surgery; results comparable to the more invasive surgical method used in the past. Oncologist Richard Hoffman replies:“The…
 
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    PharmaGossip

  • Broken

    insider
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:37 am
    http://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/347/bmj.f6980.full.pdf
  • Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey is 100

    insider
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:09 am
    Happy 100th birthday to Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey, the pharmacologist whose bold stance against inadequate drug testing saved countless newborns from the perils of thalidomide, a drug which caused severe birth defects in over 10,000 infants. On her first month on the job at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1960, the Canadian-born scientist resisted pressure from thalidomide's manufacturer to quickly approve the drug, which was already being widely prescribed in Europe as a painkiller for pregnant women. As a result of Dr. Kelsey's insistence on further safety testing, the drug was…
  • Poetry Corner - Cancer's a funny thing

    insider
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:35 am
    J.B.S. Haldane retained his wit even while undergoing cancer treatments — he wrote this poem in a hospital in 1964:I wish I had the voice of HomerTo sing of rectal carcinoma,Which kills a lot more chaps, in fact,Than were bumped off when Troy was sacked.Yet, thanks to modern surgeon’s skills,It can be killed before it killsUpon a scientific basisIn nineteen out of twenty cases.I noticed I was passing blood(Only a few drops, not a flood).So pausing on my homeward wayFrom Tallahassee to BombayI asked a doctor, now my friend,To peer into my hinder end,To prove or to disprove the rumourThat I…
  • GlaxoChinaGate contd. - now GSK admit they had previous form

    insider
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:53 am
    GlaxoSmithKline China: Company admits to bribery scandal in 2001GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has admitted that members of its staff were caught bribing Chinese officials back in 2001, according to the Financial Times.The new information has emerged as the pharmaceutical giant faces intense scrutiny from authorities in the UK and US regarding the alleged bribing of doctors and officials to boost drug sales to China. Police in the country have accused GSK of "ordering" the bribes.The FT report suggests that GSK was forced to fire 30 employees back in 2001 after it found…
  • AllTrials News - Out of 400 trials on ClinicalTrials.gov, 30% haven’t reported results

    insider
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    A new study found that 118 of 400 clinical trials had not reported results four years later in either a journal or on ClinicalTrials.gov. The researchers randomly selected trials that were registered on ClinicalTrials.gov and listed as completed in 2008. They found that trials were equally likely to report results regardless of whether or not they were funded by industry.This is yet one more study to look at the reporting of clinical trial results. The best available evidence is still that around half of all clinical trials have never been published or reported their results.Dr…
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • Mass. Governor Signs Abortion Clinic Access Bill into Law

    Rachel Walden
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick today signed into a law a bill to protect access to health clinics where abortions are performed. “I am incredibly proud to sign legislation that continues Massachusetts leadership in ensuring that women seeking to access reproductive health facilities can do so safely and without harassment, and that the employees of those facilities can arrive at work each day without fear of harm,” Patrick said in a statement. The law will be implemented immediately. It passed quickly through the legislative process following last month’s unanimous…
  • Do Healthy Women Need Annual Pelvic Exams?

    Rachel Walden
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    More than 60 million pelvic exams are performed each year, but a new guideline from the American College of Physicians suggests that for most healthy women, they’re not needed. The guideline is based on a 2013 systematic review conducted by the Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center of the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. The review looked at the usefulness of pelvic exams in detecting non-cervical cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, and benign gynecological conditions and found that for most women there is no evidence to support the practice. For the purpose of the research, a…
  • Want More Quality Reporting on Abortion Rights? Partner With Clinic Stories

    Rachel Walden
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    If you’re a regular reader of U.S. news on reproductive rights, you’ve likely read stories by Robin Marty. A freelance writer and activist, Robin is co-author of “Crow After Roe: How ‘Separate But Equal’ Has Become the New Standard in Women’s Health And How We Can Change That,” and her smart writing and analysis has appeared in RH Reality Check, Rolling Stone and Bitch Magazine, among other outlets. Now she has an exciting new project in the works: Clinic Stories. With support from donors — who will become partners in the…
  • Are Breast Implants “Absolutely Safe”? OBOS Keeps Focus on Health Risks

    Judy Norsigian
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    As New York subway riders know, advertising for breast augmentation is on the rise, with more explicit imagery than ever before. These ads are obviously good at attracting attention, but not so much when it comes to providing information. They never describe the risks, nor do they acknowledge the potential complications that can arise from breast implants. For all the facts, read this updated and expanded article that addresses the known risks and answers such as questions as what happens when breast implants break, do breast implants make women sick, and what if I need to get my…
  • Collective Outrage: Commentary on This Week’s Supreme Court Decisions

    Rachel Walden
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    This week, the Supreme Court issued two extremely disappointing decisions with significant negative implications for women’s health and reproductive rights. The first – and the one that hits us closest to home – was the McCullen v. Coakley ruling that struck down Massachusetts’s abortion clinic buffer zone. OBOS’s home state had a law making it a crime to stand on a public road or sidewalk within 35 feet of any abortion clinic in the state. The purpose was to allow free access to abortion clinics without the yelling, physical intimidation, and other tactics…
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    Health and Wellness News

  • Health Tip: Set Rules About TV Time

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Health Tip: Set Rules About TV Time(HealthDay News) - Experts warn against children watching too much TV, saying developing kids could be doing something more healthy and productive. The University of Michigan Health System offers this advice about your child's TV watching: - Establish clear rules about when children are allowed to watch TV. For example, no TV during dinner or homework time. Allow a maximum two hours of daily TV time, or one hour per school night and two to three hours on weekends. Consider exceptions for educational viewing. Cut back on your child's TV time if…
  • Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health OutcomesFRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Although older women with asthma often have worse health outcomes, they may not make asthma care a priority, according to a new study. "There is no doubt that women over 65 suffer from asthma much more than men over 65," concluded Dr. James Sublett, an allergist and president-elect of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), in an organization news release. In fact, the asthma death rate among women age 65 years and older is nearly four times higher than in other…
  • Food Is a Common Choking Hazard for Kids, Doctor Says

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Food Is a Common Choking Hazard for Kids, Doctor SaysFRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Although many parents worry about their children choking on small objects or toys, many overlook a common choking hazard: food. Such was the case for 15-month-old Landon Jones who started to wheeze and cough after eating a handful of nuts. "At the time, Landon had a cold so it was not obvious if the coughing was related to his illness or choking," recalled his mother, Ula Jones. But, it wasn't a cold. A cashew had become lodged in his windpipe and had to be removed via surgery. Landon…
  • Some Birth Control Pills May Up Breast Cancer Risk

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Some Birth Control Pills May Up Breast Cancer RiskTHURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Birth control pills containing high doses of estrogen, along with some other formulations, may increase the risk of breast cancer in women under 50, new preliminary research suggests. "There are numerous oral contraceptive formulations," explained lead researcher Elisabeth Beaber, a staff scientist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. "Some of these formulations increase breast cancer risk while other formulations do not raise risk." - Overall, birth control pill…
  • Many Doctors Recommend E-Cigarettes as Anti-Smoking Aid, Survey Finds

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Many Doctors Recommend E-Cigarettes as Anti-Smoking Aid, Survey FindsFRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) - E-cigarettes seem to be everywhere these days, and a new study finds many U.S. doctors recommending them to smokers as a way to kick the tobacco habit. "Even in the absence of evidence regarding the health impact of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices, a third of physicians we surveyed are recommending e-cigarettes to their patients to help quit smoking," study co-author Leah Ranney, associate director of the Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program at the University…
 
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    BBC News - Health

  • Ebola spreading too fast - WHO

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.
  • US Ebola victims to be evacuated

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    Efforts are underway to evacuate two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus from Liberia, their organisation says.
  • VIDEO: Ebola patients 'refusing isolation'

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    Convincing patients to receive treatment is the biggest task facing medical professionals trying to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a doctor in Sierra Leone says.
  • HIV drugs 'boost SA life expectancy'

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Life expectancy in South Africa has increased dramatically over the last decade mainly thanks to life-saving Aids drugs, a government report says.
  • AUDIO: Meet the Tough Mudder founder

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    Tough Mudder founder Will Dean explains the appeal of the endurance event.
 
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    Environmental Health News

  • Controversy over US carbon controls.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The first day of hearings in Pittsburgh on proposed federal carbon controls for coal-burning power plants spawned a march by thousands of coal miners and a rally by hundreds of environmentalists and succeeded in demonstrating that a major change in the nation’s energy policy will not be easy.
  • EPA coal hearing draws large crowd.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Environmental Protection Agency opened two days of public hearings in Pittsburgh Thursday on its controversial proposed regulations for coal-fired power plants.
  • California breaks drought record as 58 percent of state hits driest level.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    More than half of California is now under the most severe level of drought for the first time since the federal government began issuing regular drought reports in the late 1990s, according to new data released Thursday.
  • Offshore exploration raises concerns.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Obama Administration's July 18 announcement that it would reopen the East Coast to offshore oil and gas exploration with sonic cannons is causing concern among local environmentalists and those involved in the protection and study of marine mammals, including whales and dolphins.
  • UK scientist who gave evidence against fracking site accused of claiming false qualifications.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    A retired scientist who campaigns against fracking and gives evidence on drilling applications has been told he must stop claiming he is a chartered geologist.
 
 
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    Yahoo Health

  • Teen-Produced Video Takes on the Fast Food Industry

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    A group of young people from Oakland, California, is taking on the fast-food industry in a clever new video about the dangers of unhealthy eating habits. The video — conceptualized, written, and produced mostly by high school students with the help of Oakland-based Muse Video — parodies several familiar characters from various popular restaurant chains as they peddle junk food on the street similar to the way a drug dealer would drugs. The plot line begins in a back alley when four teens wake up from a night of binging on unhealthy snacks and find themselves transformed into fast food…
  • Why Major League Pitchers Won’t Wear This Weird Hat

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    By Melissa Dahl / Follow @melisadahl Photo by Kent Horner/ Alex Torres, a relief pitcher for the San Diego Padres, may very well be forging a new path for Major League Baseball. This season, the league introduced the Isoblox, a padded cap for pitchers designed to protect them from brain injuries caused by line drives, which can rocket toward pitchers at up to 83 miles per hour.  Related: Taylor Swift Wore a Porkpie Hat to the Gym The trouble is, as the New York Times reports, that no one other than Torres is wearing these hats. Two pitchers now with the Yankees, Brandon McCarthy and Hiroki…
  • Japanese Women Have World's Longest Life Expectancy

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Japanese Misao Okawa, the world’s oldest woman, celebrated her 116th birthday in Osaka, western Japan, this year. Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/ TOKYO (AFP) — Japanese men’s life expectancy rose above 80 for the first time in 2013, but was still several years below that of their female counterparts, whose lifespan was the world’s longest, figures released Thursday showed. A Japanese boy born in 2013 can now expect to live 80.21 years, up from 79.94 years in 2012, the health ministry said. In second place were women in Hong Kong, whose life expectancy hit 86.57 last year. Japanese men…
  • Photos of Stillborn Baby Comfort Parents, Touch Facebook Community

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Photo by Lovesong Photography A California mother and father have chosen to share their intense grief over the loss of their stillborn daughter, named Monroe, in a startling way: by having her professionally photographed in the hospital last Friday, and then sharing the heartbreaking portraits on Facebook. “I wanted our family to have some way to show how beautiful our daughter was,” Emily McClearen told Yahoo Health about why she made the decision, with husband Richard Staley, to have baby Monroe photographed by Lindsey Natzic-Villatoro’s Lovesong Events and Photography.
  • How Ebola Is Spread From Human to Human

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Emory University in Atlanta announced Thursday that it will soon receive a patient with the Ebola virus. This will be the first time a person infected with the deadly contagion has been treated within U.S. borders. 
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    Reuters: Health News

  • Two relief workers with Ebola to be evacuated to Atlanta

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Two American aid workers, both seriously ill after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, will be flown to the United States and treated in isolation at an Atlanta hospital, officials said on Friday.
  • African leaders agree steps to fight runaway Ebola outbreak

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    CONAKRY (Reuters) - West African leaders agreed on Friday to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of Ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the disease.
  • Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighboring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll from the outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa.
  • Coaches may help deter abuse among athletes

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Participating in a teen relationship abuse prevention program may equip and encourage high school coaches to intervene when they witness abusive behavior among athletes, according to a new study.
  • U.S. asks appeals court to reconsider Obamacare subsidies ruling

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appeals court on Friday to reconsider its July 22 ruling that poses a major setback to the Obamacare health insurance overhaul as it could limit the availability of federal health insurance subsidies for millions of people.
 
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    The Medical News

  • Diabetes linked to increased head and neck cancer risk

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    People with diabetes mellitus have a significantly increased risk of developing head and neck cancer compared with those without the condition, show results of a large study conducted in Taiwan.
  • Salt poses cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    A diet high in salt increases the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with Type 2 diabetes, show data from the Japan Diabetes Complications Study.
  • Researchers describe how PAI-1 protein behaves in its short life

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    The human body contains a unique protein that has the unusual property of destroying itself after a few hours of existence - it must therefore be continually recreated and is no stable protein.
  • New joint ESC/ESA Guidelines on non-cardiac surgery

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    The publication of the new joint ESC/ESA Guidelines on non-cardiac surgery: cardiovascular assessment and management introduces a number of recommendations in the field. Among other topics, the Guidelines include updated information on the use of clinical indices and biomarkers in risk assessment, and the use of novel anticoagulants, statins, aspirin and beta-blockers in risk mitigation.
  • First Edition: August 1, 2014

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Today's headlines include more questions about how healthcare.gov will function during the next open enrollment period.
 
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    Renegade Health

  • Peruvian Aji Amarillo, the Yellow Chili—Put Soul Into Your Cooked or Raw Foods!

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Natural foods by themselves tend to be flavorless. Why not add flame, flavor, and soul to your vegetarian and vegan cooking? Salsa Recipe Below! Every land has its traditional foods and local flavors. Isn’t that one of the reasons why we travel? That’s certainly why programs by adventure chef Anthony Bourdain are so popular—it’s about parts unknown, the unusual dishes enjoyed in little-known subcultures, and the foods eaten in these exotic places. We want to experience other things and taste new foods. But natural foods by themselves tend to be flavorless. And some, like eggplant or…
  • The Little Book of Life: A Few Life and Health Lessons I Have Learned So Far

    Frederic Patenaude
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am
    Many years ago, when I was in my teens, my mom gifted me a little book called “The Little Book of Life.” It was written by H. Jackson Brown, Jr., and was a collection of 511 pieces of advice written by a dad to his son. The book I got was a French translation. Initially, I found most of the advice downright funny. My brother and I would spend time laughing at some of the seemingly weird one-liners found in the book, such as: “Make sure that nobody ever sees you tipsy.” “Once in your life, buy a convertible.” “Never eat the last cookie.” But over time, as I got older, I found a…
  • 4 Exercise Myths—Do You Really Need to Stretch Before a Workout?

    Shelli Stein
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is it really bad to let your knees go past your toes while doing a squat or lunge? Does science both fascinate and frustrate you? It sure does me! The new information that science brings to light is constantly changing, so it often disputes what we think we know about exercise. Sometimes even sacred cows go by the wayside! Don’t get stuck or hold on too tightly to what you’ve always done or believed, especially when research clearly shows otherwise. In particular, I find there are four exercise myths that fall into this category. Check them out! Myth 1: Stretch first. Many of us were…
  • Renegade Health Radio: Is Oil Healthy?

    Kevin Gianni
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:20 pm
    In this podcast: * The bottom line on oil: Is it healthy or not? * Why if you’re eating crap and are adding oil to it, your body will go haywire (at 4:00) * One circumstance where eating a higher-fat diet might help you thrive (at 6:05) * Why people who want to drop the pounds you should focus on foods with low caloric density, and avoid ALL oil (at 6:30) * Why olive oil does not lower the risk of heart disease, and in fact increases it when you just pour it on top of your salads, and how the studies on olive oil have been totally misinterpreted (at 10:30) * The three types of oils you…
  • Thyroid Hormone Testing: What’s the Best TSH Level?

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Your doctor says you don’t need treatment, but could he or she be wrong? Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is secreted by cells in the front part of the pituitary gland. This tiny area in the brain regulates the key endocrine function of the thyroid gland by stimulating production of thyroxin, the main thyroid hormone. TSH is the main hormone tested by your doctor to determine if your thyroid gland is functioning properly. Too much TSH means the pituitary gland is trying to get a sluggish thyroid gland to work better. Too little means there is enough thyroxin in your body so TSH remains…
 
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    In the Pipeline

  • Amgen Cuts Hard

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Amgen cuts over 2,500 jobs. Amgen completely shuts down its big facilities in Washington state and Colorado. Amgen's stock goes up nearly 7% in one day, adding about five (corrected late-night mistake) billion dollars in market cap. And there you have it. That's the industry. As this FierceBiotech piece says, Amgen's big shareholders have been unhappy with the way the company has been performing during the recent biotech bull market. This also puts the company in line with all the other big outfits who have been trimming staff and consolidating research sites in the past few years. It also…
  • Abandoned Pharma

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    It's not the most cheerful topic in the world, but NPR recently had an item on the decommissioned pharma research sites of New Jersey (of which there are many). Some of these are quite large, and correspondingly hard to unload onto anyone else. (This is, of course, a problem that is not unique to New Jersey, with plenty of ex-pharma sites around the US and the UK in particular falling into this category). I got to see this in an earlier and less severe form when I worked at Schering-Plough: the company's old Bloomfield site proved difficult to deal with in the early 1990s once everyone had…
  • Targacept Comes Up Empty, Yet Again

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Targacept's attempt to salvage something by testing TC-5214 for overactive bladder has failed. John Carroll at FierceBiotech counts eight straight failed clinical trials from this company: a record? I don't see anyone beating that very easily, that's for sure. Nicotinic receptors have proven to be a very, very difficult field to work in, and I'm not sure that Targacept has anything left in their tank.
  • Summer Blogging

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    I wanted to let everyone know that blogging will be irregular around here for the next week or so. I'll be taking some time off here and there, and while I'll surely get a few blog posts in, they won't show up at the usual times. (I started the whole time-off process over the weekend, with a trip to Stellafane, the big amateur astronomy gathering up in Vermont. Despite earlier weather forecasts, Saturday night was clear and dark, the best night skies I've seen in years. My wife and kids joined me (their first star party), and as we were getting pulled pork sandwiches from the food tent, my…
  • The Antibiotic Gap: It's All of the Above

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    Here's a business-section column at the New York Times on the problem of antibiotic drug discovery. To those of us following the industry, the problems of antibiotic drug discovery are big pieces of furniture that we've lived with all our lives; we hardly even notice if we bump into them again. You'd think that readers of the Times or other such outlets would have come across the topic a few times before, too, but there must always be a group for which it's new, no matter how many books and newspaper articles and magazine covers and TV segments are done on it. It's certainly important enough…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Safelet, A Safety Bracelet.

    Aaron Usiskin
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Safelet is a safety bracelet that allows you to send out an emergency alert to your friends, family and the police with just one click.Safelet works with the Safelet app on iOS and Android. The Safelet app is used to establish a Bluetooth low energy connection between Safelet and your smartphone.Once Safelet and your phone are connected, you can use the app to invite your friends and family to become your guardians.If you want to be protected by an even bigger network, simply select the the option that enables your alarm to be sent to other people in the Safelet Community that are, at the…
  • Specialized, MOUNTAIN BIB LINER WITH SWAT!

    Aaron Usiskin
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    I am not into the bids, but this sort of makes sense. I like the idea of having someplace to store my gear without the swinging motion of a backpack.Great review from Vital MTBSpecializedVaporRize™ moisture transfer mesh fabricsFive SWAT integrated pockets, patent-pending constructionFold-over leg cuffBody Geometry Mountain Chamois10" inseam-size medium
  • Best Yet, Hexo+ Drone That Follows You! GAME CHANGER

    Aaron Usiskin
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Deciding how you want your aerial camera to frame your shot is ridiculously intuitive. A 3D model of your camera’s point of view lets you pinch to set the distance between your subject and your drone, slide laterally for panning and vertically for height. You can film yourself from the front, side, back and everywhere in between. All you need is your smartphone plus three intuitive gestures and you’re set.GAME CHANGER
  • Patch n Ride!

    Aaron Usiskin
    20 Jun 2014 | 7:15 am
    If this works, it will be in everyone's bag. What is not to love about this device, even if you have tubular.The video shows something amazing and yes, I would think you would want to change your tube somewhere down the line, just not while you are on the road, woods, park, city, does it even matter.PatchnRide
  • Rhino Laces

    Aaron Usiskin
    16 Jun 2014 | 7:20 am
    There are many types of shoe laces you could use, paracord 550 is strong and hard to beat. Rhino laces are just as tough if not tougher.RHINO LACES CANNOT BE burned, cut, sawed, chopped, destroyed, OR broken, OR WE WILL REPLACE THEM FOR FREE.You really can't beat em'. Rhino Laces
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • Sunscreen, Vitamin D and Cancer

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    "It is possible the rise in skin cancer is actually because of the overuse of sunscreen. Vitamin D from the sun plays a part in cancer prevention. I believe the Surgeon General needs to study up on what kinds of cancers are linked to sun exposure. It is the mild kind that is easily treated that people get on exposed skin. Melanomas occur most often on areas that are not exposed, like the bottom of the feet. My husband had a melanoma on his lower back, which has never seen the light of day!I think the companies that sell sunscreen are stirring up sun phobia. I read they are now recommending we…
  • Children, Sugar and Concentration

    26 Jul 2014 | 2:55 pm
    A breakfast full of sugar and flour can make it more difficult for kids to concentrate on things like schoolwork.© 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
  • More On Resistant Starch

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    "Resistant starch is a unique kind of starch that humans by and large cannot digest. It’s not a fermentable fiber, but it acts like it. Upon its consumption, resistant starch travels mostly unperturbed through the digestive tract into the colon where the colonic bacteria – who can digest the stuff – feast on it, get frisky, and reproduce. Multiple studies indicate that resistant starch consumption generally leads to an increase in beneficial colonic bacteria and a reduction in pathogenic colonic bacteria, including a boost to bifidobacteria and a decrease in firmicutes." - Mark Sisson,…
  • TIME Magazine: Eat Butter. Scientist Were Wrong.

    12 Jun 2014 | 10:46 am
    Eat Butter Scientists Labeled Fat The EnemyWhy They Were WrongSee why TIME magazine says, “the argument against fat was totally and completely flawed” and how the shift continues towards consuming healthy fats for good health.From the magazine:"For decades, it has been the most vilified nutrient in the American diet. But new science reveals fat isn’t what’s hurting our health." To read the full article, Click Here.P.S. Here is a clip from the Today Show about the new article in TIME. © 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other…
  • The Key To Weight Loss

    7 Jun 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The key to benefiting from your weight loss program is to stick with it. You have to keep doing it over a long period of time.Getting healthy and staying healthy takes time and patience.You just need to stick with it and the scale and mirror will reward you.© 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

  • 5 ways to reduce supply chain costs

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    by Shon Wettstein As payment models move from fee-for-service to value-based care, hospitals and health systems work to maintain hospital budgets by reducing spending by 20 to 30 percent across individual departments. To that end, many hospitals realized significant savings is the medical device supply chain--one of a hospital's costliest areas. Supply costs are usually the second largest expense in a hospital after labor--and industry analysts predict they will take the top slot by 2020. Understanding this problem is one thing, but solving it is another. Most surgeons are unaware of their…
  • Care coordination movement picks up speed in Maryland hospitals

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    by Carmela Coyle With national healthcare leaders and federal regulators focusing now more than ever on how to achieve the triple aim of healthcare--reduced costs, better outcomes and improved patient experience--experiments on the best way to achieve this sprout up throughout the country. One of the major movements in recent years is a push toward care coordination--the implementation of best practices so that patient care among different healthcare partners like hospitals, pharmacies, nursing homes and primary care physicians is harmonized and best serves the patient. The concept of care…
  • How hospitals help people through social media

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    by Nancy Cawley Jean It's no secret that people take to social media when they have a complaint. It's been said many times that brands need to be in social media, because even if the brand isn't out there, people can still mention it, in both good and bad ways. A hospital is certainly no exception to this rule, especially when you think about how important quality of care is to people when their health is threatened and they face a hospital visit. When it comes to healthcare, expectations are high. So when their care isn't up to par, it's a safe bet people will shout it from their Facebook…
  • Patient-centered care about more than just financial gains

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    by Thomas Dahlborg This week my intention was to follow up my recent post highlighting kindness, compassion and patient-centered care with additional positive signs of a healthcare transformation where patients and families are engaged, care teams are healthy and whole and positioned to honor their patients, and patient preferences, patient safety and healthcare outcomes are all being optimized. And then two things happened. The first was a discussion within the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWFJ) Leadership Network LinkedIn forum. I asked a question relative to patient engagement, tools,…
  • Patient experience, satisfaction not one and the same

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    by Jason A. Wolf Consumer choice is the new frontier of the healthcare marketplace. While I haven't found anyone that challenges that fact, I encounter many that still resist this reality in their actions and efforts. In the simplest of terms, consumers are people that select a product and pay for it, and we see this happen in significant ways in healthcare today. With higher deductibles, a broader range of care options and more, healthcare organizations have to work harder to attract the customer to their door (and keep them) at all points on the care continuum, from physician practices and…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • Three Tiny Things to Prevent Illness from Triggering Depression

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:19 pm
    I don’t walk around all day with my face pulled into a frown while I vocally worry about my disabilities—contrary to what some people claim I do. Instead, disability is more like a land mine rudely placed into the middle of my day when I’m otherwise trying to get things done.I am clinically and chronically depressed, which means I am depressed almost all the time. I also have a chronic motor tic disorder—a label that covers the involuntary ticking, both vocal and muscular, but not the curling, extending, locking, and all around neurological meltdown that often happens as well. As you…
  • ADHD: Four Rules To Fake It When You Forget Somebody's Name

    7 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    I attended a church picnic the other day. The sun was bright, yet the weather was cool. It was a perfect day for outdoor frolicking. I wasn’t sure if I would attend at first because my girls weren’t with me. Watching other people’s families have fun isn’t high up on my things to do on a lovely Saturday afternoon, especially if they are happy li’l nuclear families, but I decided to go anyway. It was the first activity since being assigned to the new ward[1] and I wanted to meet & mingle.Since it was a stake picnic, all the wards in our stake were in attendance, including the one…
  • Sunset Therapy

    21 Jun 2014 | 10:52 pm
    One of my favorite methods of treating Depression is to go out for a simple walk. Another is to exercise creativity in some way. When I combine the two together, it is very effective therapy indeed. I love the challenge of capturing sunsets with my iPhone and playing with filters to get the perfect effect that expresses my mood. Lately, I've been so very stressed because my car is off the road. I've sunk $1600 into it this week and it still didn't pass inspection. So frustrating. Thankfully, Mother Nature has sent me glorious sunsets to lift my spirits.   What types of activities…
  • ADHD: Looking Back & Laughing

    12 Jun 2014 | 7:59 pm
    I'm a very lucky individual. I just wish that all of that luck was good. There always seems to be a balance. For every contest I win, there is the EPA letter declaring that I will be fined by the barrel for industrial toxic waste dumping.[1] When I first started this blog in 2005, I used bad luck as one of my topics of choice. You can read a classic entry here. In the end, however, I decided that writing about bad luck was at cross purposes with my efforts to think positively. So bad luck was dropped.That doesn't mean that my luck magically transformed into a rainfall of positive li'l Nestles…
  • ADHD & Fearing Failure

    11 Jun 2014 | 3:11 am
    “It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There's almost no such thing as ready. There's only now. And you may as well do it now. I mean, I say that confidently as if I'm about to go bungee jumping or something - I'm not. I'm not a crazed risk taker. But I do think that, generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” ~Hugh Laurie That quote drifted across my Facebook stream sometime last weekend. Normally, I snort disdainfully at inspirational quotes overlaid on gauzy photos full…
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    Cancer Research UK - Science blog

  • The contraceptive Pill and cancer – a look behind today’s headlines

    Sarah Williams
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    Women taking the Pill may have been alarmed by headlines today linking the oral contraceptive with breast cancer. But for women thinking of chucking their packet in the bin, it might reassure you to know that we don’t advise against taking the Pill – even though we agree that it slightly raises the risk of breast cancer. That’s because, on balance, the Pill prevents more cases of cancer than it causes. On top of this, there are lots of other things to consider when deciding if the Pill is the right choice for you. It isn’t just about cancer, and nor should it be. While much of…
  • Changing the future of pancreatic cancer: The ESPAC trials

    Hayley Frend
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:27 am
    This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Our milestonesMr Tilly had a tough start in life. Abandoned and unwanted, he was down on his luck. But the tide turned when he was adopted by the owners of a Scottish tea shop. Now Mr Tilly has a new life and a new mission – to help others. Mr Tilly, the helpful pug dog, is the protagonist in children’s books written by Scottish actress Noreen Boswell. While Noreen is busy creating adventures for Mr Tilly, many miles away in Liverpool a scientist called John is planning his next big research project. More formally known as Professor John…
  • Will NICE’s proposed reforms actually work?

    Zoë Molyneux
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    The way the NHS pays for new cancer drugs (not to mention radiotherapy and other treatments) is a complex and emotive issue, never far from the headlines. This is completely understandable – it can be devastating to be told that the NHS ‘can’t afford’ something that could offer hope or precious time. But the NHS budget is finite, and any new drug must be paid for out of a limited pot. Someone has to work out how to make the numbers add up. In the UK, a key player in this is the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence – known as NICE – recognised around the world as…
  • Meet our new research fellows

    Emma Smith
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    A new arrival is an exciting time for any family. But rather than the patter of tiny feet, we’re welcoming the fully-grown footsteps of our latest additions. We’ve just welcomed 16 new doctors and lab scientists into our family of outstanding researchers. These pioneering newcomers are on the early rungs of their scientific careers, and we can’t wait to see the exceptional contributions they’ll be making to their fields in the coming years. The hunt for these bright young minds began last year, when we received over 120 funding applications to review. After much deliberation, our…
  • News digest – breast cancer radiotherapy, fluorescent fish, DIY sunscreen and more

    Nick Peel
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    A new advanced radiotherapy technique received a huge amount of media attention this week following initial NHS approval for the single dose treatment in breast cancer patients. But as articles from the BBC, Mail Online the Telegraph, the Guardian and our news feed point out, patients will need long-term follow up to make sure the treatment is as effective as standard therapy. And a breast cancer patient undergoing radiotherapy treatment gave this personal take on the announcement. A team of our scientists from Manchester found that different types of melanoma cells may work together to…
 
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Antipsychotics and Pregnancy Part 1: Preliminary Data from the Australian Registry

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    This is the first part of a two part series on the use of antipsychotic medications during pregnancy. Atypical antipsychotic medications are commonly used for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Despite the increasing use of these medications in women of child-bearing age, there is still relatively little data regarding the reproductive safety and […] The post Antipsychotics and Pregnancy Part 1: Preliminary Data from the Australian Registry appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Self-Compassion: A Cure for Menopausal Symptoms?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    About 75% of peri- and postmenopausal women have vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats; however, some women experience more distress or “bother” in response to these symptoms. A new research study suggests that certain personality traits may affect how women experience these uncomfortable symptoms. The post Self-Compassion: A Cure for Menopausal Symptoms? appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Bipolar Disorder and the Menopausal Transition

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Women with histories of major depression are vulnerable during the transition to menopause and are at increased risk for relapse; however, we have less information on how this transition affects women with bipolar disorder. The post Bipolar Disorder and the Menopausal Transition appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Conference: 15th Annual Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    The 15th Annual Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium, entitled Advances and Targets in Energy Balance and Obesity, took place on July 9-10, 2014. The post Conference: 15th Annual Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Meta-Analysis: Acupuncture Effective for Hot Flashes

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    A recent meta-analysis concludes that acupuncture is effective for the management of menopausal vasomotor symptoms. The post Meta-Analysis: Acupuncture Effective for Hot Flashes appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    Health Blog

  • How to treat hormonal acne

    Simon
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Acne affects both men and women of all ages. Although it may be due to a number of different factors, ranging from poor diet to bacteria on the skin, many people have hormonal acne. Throughout life, our hormone levels fluctuate. The first stage hormonal intense occurs at puberty and fluctuations continue as we grow. Many times, adult acne is related to hormones. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to treat hormonal acne. Instructions 1 Clean your skin twice a day with oil free cleanser. Daily cleaning will help keep your skin free of makeup, bacteria and other contaminants that…
  • How to cover dark circles with makeup

    Simon
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    Almost everyone had to deal with dark circles. Whether it were caused by a long night of fun, by hormonal changes or by prolonged sun exposure, dark circles appear at the most inopportune moments. Many people offer “miracle cures” to help cover them, but the fact is that you can hide quite well with the common makeup. The key is a good application effect and a near-eye dark circles are having on your skin. Instructions 1 Look closely at the color of your dark circles. They can be blue, purple, brown, or a combination of these three colors. Diagnose your color will help you choose…
  • Chemical treatment the hair with keratin

    Simon
    6 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Chemical treatment of hair with keratin have several names and come in various recipes, so it can be confusing and difficult to decipher the list of ingredients on product packaging. However, it is beneficial to know as a consumer what you are buying and using so you can make an informed decision when investing in treatments for hair keratin. Type Keratin treatments are semi-permanent hair smoothing products through a process of stretch blow drying with high-temperature flat plate. The duration of the results varies from home and one treatment at a salon. The effects of a home treatment can…
  • Almond milk and its side effects

    Simon
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    Almond milk is a healthy alternative and nutritious soy milk or cow’s milk. Almond milk is dairy free, cholesterol free and contains high levels of protein, calcium, vitamins and minerals. Praise from almond milk are endless, however there are some dangers to the carton, including high amounts of sugar and the condition of a goitrogenic food. Thyroid Almonds are a goitrogenic food, meaning they contain chemicals that can damage the thyroid . The goitrogenic foods such as soybeans, cabbage, kale, flax, broccoli and almonds, cause the thyroid to expand, and when consumed in high level,…
  • Difference between baby teeth and permanent teeth

    Simon
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    Dentition, loss of teeth, the Tooth Fairy and permanent teeth are common terms for any parent with a child under 13 years. There are many differences between these two types of teeth, but both baby teeth and permanent are prone to decay if not maintained properly. If you are not sure if a tooth is milk or permanent visit to a dentist to assist you at some point. Timeframe According to the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, the teeth of milk, also known as primary teeth start to come through the gums of infants between 4 and 12 months of age . The teeth of the lower side to…
 
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  • Considering Accounting Services? Here Is Why They Are Beneficial For Small Business

    bookacc
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    Accounting is the process of recording, validating, and stating all day-to-day purchase of the company. This is having all the debit and credit history entries of the journal and employees and all financial purchases. From this, such economic info is largely used by manages, financiers and other choice molds to decide within business. For each effective company require precise administration of all their financial purchase and task. Finance and its appropriate administration is the crucial aspect to identifying the running success or failure of any company. So it is important that the all…
  • Income Statement Template Uncovered

    bookacc
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    Let us analyse here income statement template and structure. The Revenue Declaration is just one of the economic reports that you should be getting from your financial advisor routinely. A minimum of once a month, you need to be able to view just how your procedures are doing. You will be able to respond in a timely fashion if you could view just how your business charges out there. If you pay and attacking your targets, the earnings statement will certainly show that you are doing the best point and you could push to obtain even more. If you are sustaining losses, you could right away make…
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    Evolving Wellness

  • Review: Superhealing — Engaging Your Mind, Body and Spirit to Create Optimal Health and Well-Being

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    Our understanding of health, our bodies and medicine has come a long way in the past few decades. We have come from seeing our bodies as simple machines, that randomly break down and need to be fixed by external sources, to intelligent living systems, capable of healing themselves. Thanks to modern research and ancient wisdom, today we are on the cusp of integrating a more complete and holistic understanding of health and disease. Leading the way and supporting us on this journey are resources like Superhealing by trailblazers like Dr. Elaine R. Ferguson. Amidst our age of information, we…
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pecan Pie Recipe

    28 Jun 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Characteristics This delicious recipe provides an optimally healthy alternative to traditional pies and cakes. It combines the best of fresh strawberries and rhubarb, which make an irresistible combination! It is rich in nutrient dense calories, phytonutrients, antioxidants and offers an abundance of micronutrients. It is naturally low in sodium and cholesterol free. It offers an excellent amount of fiber, as well as healthy carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Its pleasantly sweet and refreshing taste, along with its excellent nutrition benefits will make a treat the whole family can feel good…
  • Chickpea Hummus Recipe

    5 Jun 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Characteristics Hummus is a type of dip or spread that is traditionally made from chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) and said to originate from Egypt. Today hummus is popular throughout the middle east, as well as most other parts of the world. It is an excellent addition to an optimally healthy diet when it is homemade. It provides a rich source of protein, fiber and minerals, including iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, manganese and calcium. Being composed of whole, plant-food ingredients, it is also free of cholesterol, and a source of healthy carbohydrates, fats, phytonutrients,…
  • Books: Diet & Nutrition

    25 May 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Compiled here, you will find books from authors that are in alignment with what EvolvingWellness.com is all about in terms of the content that it teaches and contains. Books from top authors in the nutrition, diet and food categories are here to help support you on your journey of optimal nutrition and health. Evita Ochel's Book Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Books Dr. Gabriel Cousens' Books Dr. Colin T. Campbell's Books Brendan Brazier's Books
  • The Nutrition & Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

    25 May 2014 | 10:07 am
    Despite the fact that the nutrition landscape is like a minefield today, where one has to consciously make their way through the numerous products and claims, we do have many things to celebrate and be excited about. The organic, natural and optimal health movement is growing, and thanks to it we have an increased understanding of so many foods, and superfoods at that, which are superior for our health. One such example is the chia seed, which is a nutritional gold mine for anyone who is interested in obtaining their vitamins, minerals and nutrients naturally. Meaning through healthy eating,…
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    Pulse + Signal

  • Upgrade Your Learning: Social Media Week with Mayo Clinic

    Andre Blackman
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 3 years since I joined the advisory team at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Social Media. The opportunity to collaborate and educate healthcare organizations on the constantly changing digital/social media landscape continues to be a privilege. That’s why I’m super excited about this year’s events at Social Media Week @ Mayo Clinic where healthcare professionals from all over will be gathering for top notch conversations and learnings on best practices. All of this stems from the work happening at the Center through the…
  • Lori Melichar: Identifying Innovative Ideas in Healthcare

    Andre Blackman
    6 Jan 2014 | 6:56 am
      Pioneer Pitch Day Judges + Staff   The forward movement of healthcare innovation is at a fever pitch. Between consumer health focused mobile apps and much needed systemic changemaking, there is a growing pool of ideas that are sprouting up all over. Just like it is with the constant stream of resources and information gathered through social media – the activity of conscious curation of these ideas is the next step in purposeful innovation for our wellbeing. Last Fall (October 16th to be exact), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio - the division…
  • Announcing ePatient2015: 15 Surprising Trends Changing Healthcare

    Andre Blackman
    13 Dec 2013 | 10:11 am
      Yesterday I had the fantastic pleasure of connecting with my long time friend, colleague and healthcare innovation thought leader, Fard Johnmar. As some backstory, Fard was actually one of the *very* few people talking about the intersection of healthcare, marketing/communications & technology when I first got started. Yes, that was over 7 years ago – ancient times in the Internet. I consider him the Nick Fury of healthcare. Fard is a doer/maker. An aspect that has had my admiration for the longest time. Fast forward to today. Fard and Rohit Bhargava of the Influential…
  • 5 Innovators Tackle Chronic Disease

    Andre Blackman
    5 Dec 2013 | 10:29 am
        Over the past two years, there has been an increasing focus on the use of big data to make an impact within healthcare - everything from EMRs to tracking personal activity achievement over time. However, Jen van der Meer of Luminary Labs reminds us that data needs to become actionable in order to create the solutions we need. Enter the Merck | Heritage Provider Network Innovation Challenge earlier this Fall. Quite a mouthful huh? Maybe it’s because of the massive health issue being tackled: chronic disease care. More specifically – diabetes and heart disease.
  • The FLOTUS Says: Drink More Water

    Andre Blackman
    13 Nov 2013 | 7:53 am
    Many of us know the basics of better nutrition and well being. Drinking water is definitely part of that. The consumer-centric world of beverages with some sort of added benefit has exploded over the past several years. Remember when Snapple was the feel good brand that you weren’t really sure if it was good for you but you just KNEW it was made from the best stuff on Earth? In this short PSA, Partnership for a Healthier America and Michelle Obama have teamed up. As the First Lady points out – what you drink is up to you. But drinking water rises above much of the competition. In…
 
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    Weighty Matters

  • 44s of Crazy Cuteness to Start off Your Day

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's Funny Friday is delicious.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesMornings a Misery without Coffee? This Ad Nails That.The Blues are the Same in any LanguageHow Can I Not Jump on the Hedgehog Birthday Cake Bandwagon? 
  • More Staggering New Statistics, This Time Regarding Kids' Food

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    A recent study out of PLoS One aimed to quantify the percentage of calories coming from various sources in kids' diets. And while no doubt dietary recall sucks, the authors looked at calories from, "grocery stores, fast food restaurants, full-service restaurants, school cafeterias, and "other". The “other” category included foods or beverages from someone else or as a gift, child-care centers, sports/recreational facilities, and vending machines"The results are awful. According to the paper, 35%, or just over every third calorie consumed by an average American kid between the ages of…
  • If True, This New Soda Stat is Staggering

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Wow. According to this new Gallup poll, nearly 2/3 of Americans aren't drinking any soda whatsoever. Yet according to the soda industry itself, the average American is getting nearly 7% of their total daily calories from soda. But if 2/3 of Americans don't drink any soda, and if the per capita soda industry reported 7% average is correct, that would suggest that actual soda drinkers are consuming truly insane amounts of the stuff as the 7% average is per capita - which includes in it the 2/3s of Americans who don't drink any of the stuff! Consequently it may well be that among actual soda…
  • There's No Fruit in Glaceau fruitwater.

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Here are the ingredients for Glaceau's orange mango fruitwater:Seems to me that missing from this "orange mango fruit water" are actual freaking oranges and mangos!If this is legal, no doubt it shouldn't be.        Related StoriesCoca-Cola Never Ever Markets to Kids....Unless They're Vietnamese?No, Low-Fat Doughnuts Aren't Going to Cure ObesityBen & Jerry's Greek Yogurt? Ugh. Just Eat the Damn Ice Cream! 
  • No, I Won't Debate Whether or Not Jell-O Cures Cancer

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    It's simply too stupid to discuss.I guess that's the impolite way to explain the "burden of proof" fallacy in which someone, usually a cranky Twitter or Facebook troll, challenges you to prove that their particular position of nonsensical stupid isn't true.The onus isn't on you to prove that they or their position is idiotic, the onus is on them to prove that it (or they), aren't.         
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    Highlight HEALTH

  • Seven Hours of Sleep May Be Better Than Eight

    Jenny Jessen
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    You’ve probably heard that 8 hours is the magical amount of sleep needed every night. New research suggests that may not be the optimal amount for everyone. Conventional wisdom states that eight hours of continuous nightly rest is necessary to refresh ourselves. Too little sleep and we’re tired in the morning. Moreover, a number of studies have shown that lack of sleep endangers our health and longevity. One recent study suggests that chronic sleep loss may lead to loss of brain cells. At the other end of the scale, too much sleep increases our risk for health problems, including…
  • Most Risk for Autism Comes from Common Genetic Variation, Not Rare Genes

    NIH Newsbot
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found. Heritability also outweighed other risk factors in this largest study of its kind to date. About 52 percent of the risk for autism was traced to common and rare inherited variation, with spontaneous mutations contributing a modest 2.6 percent of the total risk. Joseph Buxbaum, Ph.D., of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), New York City, explained: Genetic…
  • Study: Chocolate Pills to Help Your Heart

    Jenny Jessen
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:55 pm
    A new study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Lead by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, the study will be the first large test to evaluate cocoa flavanols, which in previous, smaller studies improved blood pressure, cholesterol, the body’s use of insulin, artery health and other heart-related factors. The study will also evaluate the use of multivitamins to help prevent cancer. Recent research suggested this benefit but…
  • July 4th Poses Health Hazards

    Jenny Jessen
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Many people are making plans to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday. Fireworks and outdoor recreation are a part of most July 4th celebrations, but sparklers, rockets and hot temperatures pose very real dangers to adults and children. With so many health hazards out there, it’s no wonder that patient numbers increase over the holiday. Here are some important safety precautions for you and your children this Fourth of July. 95% of emergency room visits involved fireworks that Federal regulations permit consumers to use. Use common sense: fireworks and sparklers should be used with caution.
  • Using Big Data Analytics to Predict Metabolic Syndrome

    Jenny Jessen
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    A new study by Aetna’s Innovation Labs and GNS Healthcare uses “big data” analytics to predict patients at risk for metabolic syndrome. Their results show that lowering waist size and blood glucose have the largest health benefits and cause the biggest reduction in medical costs. Regular doctor visits and medication adherence reduces the one-year probability of having metabolic syndrome in nearly 90% of people. Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of five risk factors that raise your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke: Large…
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • 7 Things You Need To Know About The Biggest Ebola Outbreak Ever

    EmpowHER
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Display Title:  7 Things You Need To Know About The Biggest Ebola Outbreak Ever Subtitle:  Frightened by recent news surrounding the Ebola outbreak? Here's what you should know . Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/ebola/content/7-things-you-need-know-about-biggest-ebola... Align:  right Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • When Women Feel Better, Everything Will Get Better

    EmpowHER
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Display Title:  When Women Feel Better, Everything Will Get Better Subtitle:  Do you want to be more successful and make more money? I know I do! But I also worry about doing good. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/wellness/content/when-women-feel-better-everything-will-... Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • 7 tips for Dating with Genital Herpes

    Amy Joyice
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    1. You Are Not Your Disease After herpes diagnosis, it may be difficult to think about anything other than the fact that you have a disease, but that’s all it is — a disease. It isn’t who you are. read more
  • 8 Surefire Ways Exercise Can Beat Summer Stress

    EmpowHER
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Display Title:  8 Surefire Ways Exercise Can Beat Summer Stress Subtitle:  If you want to beat summertime stress, we’ve got your exercise cure. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/wellness/content/8-surefire-ways-exercise-can-beat-summe... Align:  right Weight:  -8 Text Color:  Black
  • 8 DIY Skincare Tips That Will Save You a Fortune

    Erin Kennedy
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Display Title:  8 DIY Skincare Tips That Will Save You a Fortune Subtitle:  These DIY skincare tips are simple and will save you money when you’re trying to get a radiant glow. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/skin-hair-amp-nails/content/8-diy-skincare-tips-will-sav... Align:  right Weight:  -8 Text Color:  Black
 
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    But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness

  • Christine’s “Unbirthday Party”! – SAVE THE DATE!

    christine
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Christine’s “Unbirthday Party”! The Purple Party Dinner Dance - September 7th - SAVE THE DATE! It is my birthday and I am throwing the party… but you get the dinner, dancing, cake, music,swag bags, gifts and prizes! The best gift of all is our ability to come together and help others. Usually the birthday girl makes a wish. This year, help me make others wishes come true. All proceeds from this party will go to newly established But You Don’t Look Sick Foundation. The Party is Sunday September 7th. If you live near Long Island, NY This is…
  • No Rhyme or Reason. I have done all I can do.

    christine
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    What to do when you have done everything, and still feel like crap. There are days when I feel really crappy. Maybe I didn’t take my meds on time or I overdid the day before. What I really hate is when I seem to have done everything right and I still feel so wrong. The […]
  • Christine is on Twitter @bydls and if you use the hashtag #spoonie you can connect with over 8,600 followers!

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:19 pm
      There is a growing community of our readers who have been using twitter to connect. These people are all fans of butyoudontlooksick.com and are all somehow connected to “The spoon theory”.  I personally (Christine) use the twitter account so many times you will be hearing directly from me. Lord knows the things I write, tweet and […]
  • Please Don’t Ask My Dad About Lupus!

    christine
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    If you ask my dad about Lupus he will give you a very seemingly odd answer.  He will always say “Getting a grip on Lupus is like trying to tie up Jello with a string” Most people laugh, look confused, or even attempt to think of how one would even begin to tie up Jello […]
  • I Never Thought I Would Use A Headset, Until I Tried The Jabra Extreme2 AE Extreme Noise Cancellation Headset

    christine
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    At a conference I recently attended, I was given this headset to try out.  After my recent stroke and history of migraines I usually hate in ear buds, or headsets because they never seem comfortable or the noise sets me off.  I was willing to give this headset a fresh new try when I heard […]
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    BeingHealthy.TV

  • Review: Ka’Chava – A New Health Drink

    Talli van Sunder
    6 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    A few months ago, I received an email from Simon Malone, the founder of a new health drink called Ka’Chava, asking me to try his new drink and see what I thought. I decided to give it a try because I liked what I saw on the ingredient list. The ingredients were very clean and natural, containing many superfoods, such as, acai berry, spinach, kale, broccoli and shitake mushrooms to name a few. Plus his health drink contained no preservatives, artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, dairy, soy or gluten and was filled with mainly organic ingredients. With the ingredient list having passed my…
  • Lecture Series in July: Wellness & Vitality

    Talli van Sunder
    4 Jun 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Starting: Tuesday, July 8, 6:30pm at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab 618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove Presents: Wellness & Vitality Nutrition Series with Heather Lauren It is four one hour sessions weekly starting Tuesday, July 8th, 2014. Want information on the best food selections for renewed energy, al- lergy control, weight management, or simply healthier eating habits? Heather Lauren’s 4 free nutrition classes will teach you the essential foundations of nu- trition for a life of optimal quality and vitality! 1. Eating for Health:  (July 8th) The Eating for Health…
  • Taking Control of Your Health: How to Find Out What Your Body Needs to Be Its Best

    Talli van Sunder
    23 May 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Knowledge is power when it comes to anything, but especially our health. In order to optimize our health, there are a few general principles we all know to follow, but what about what we don’t know? While many individuals already know bad things are bad for them, they probably don’t know that genetics play a role in how their body or brain reacts to what they consume; whether food or medications or simply the effects of their individual environment. Genetics, hormone levels, body chemistry, environmental factors and current health conditions exert a strong influence on total…
  • How to Manage Pain Without Excessive Medications

    Talli van Sunder
    23 May 2014 | 12:13 am
    Back Pain When you’re in pain, almost nothing else matters.  Whether it’s a small ache or sensational agony, pain interferes with your capacity to enjoy life and even operate normally from day to day.  However, for millions of Americans living in chronic pain, pain has become a way of life, and unfortunately sometimes an excessive amount of pain medication consumption ensues. Drug Free Options for Pain Relief Pain Management Cream- Can help men and women overcome the symptoms associated with pain – without the side effects or unwanted by-products of other forms of treatment.
  • Getting Healthy: 5 Reasons Why Healthy Lifestyles Improve Overall Health

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

  • Six Smallpox Vials Found in FDA Lab Storage Room

    8 Jul 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Forgotten smallpox vials from the 1950s have been found in an FDA lab storage room. Read more on healthnewsblog.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
  • Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Has Killed 337

    18 Jun 2014 | 4:24 pm
    The ongoing ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed 337 people and shows no signs of abating. Read more on healthnewsblog.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
  • Study Links Reduced Sleep to Childhood Obesity

    7 Jun 2014 | 12:57 am
    A new study has linked reduced sleep to childhood obesity. Over 1,000 children were monitored in the study. Read more on healthnewsblog.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
  • Patient Dies From Mad Cow Disease in Texas

    5 Jun 2014 | 6:55 pm
    A Texas patient has died from Mad cow disease. Lab tests confirmed the patient had Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Read more on healthnewsblog.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
  • Windshield Washer Fluid is a Source of Legionnaires Say Scientists

    19 May 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Scientists have determined that Legionnaires disease may be able to grow in windshield washer fluid. Read more on healthnewsblog.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
 
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    Journal of Hospital Medicine

  • Changes in inpatient staffing following implementation of new residency work hours

    Jennifer M. Oshimura, Jeffrey Sperring, Benjamin D. Bauer, Aaron E. Carroll, Daniel A. Rauch
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:20 pm
    BACKGROUNDIn 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education added additional resident work-hour restrictions that limited the number of hours residents could work, with increased emphasis on attending supervision. OBJECTIVEOur objective was to determine how residency programs have responded to residency work hours, specifically assessing residency night float systems and in-house attending physicians. DESIGNIn May 2012, an electronic survey was sent to all US pediatric residency training programs via the Association of Pediatric Program Directors listserv with e-mail reminders…
  • Management of calcium channel blocker overdoses

    Sundeep Shenoy, Shilpa Lankala, Sasikanth Adigopula
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are some of the most commonly used medications in clinical practice to treat hypertension, angina, cardiac arrhythmias, and some cases of heart failure. Recent data show that CCBs are the most common of the cardiovascular medications noted in intentional or unintentional overdoses.1 Novel treatment approaches in the form of glucagon, high-dose insulin therapy, and intravenous lipid emulsion therapies have been tried and have been successful. However, the evidence for these are limited to case reports and case series. We take this opportunity to review the…
  • Impact of electronic health records on the patient experience in a hospital setting

    Christopher W. Migdal, Aram A. Namavar, Virgie N. Mosley, Nasim Afsar-manesh
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:50 pm
    BACKGROUNDThe impact of electronic health records (EHRs) and their effects on optimizing the patient experience has been debated nationally. Currently, there is a paucity of data in this area, and existing research offers conflicting results. Since 2006, the Assessing Residents' CI-CARE (ARC) program has evaluated the physician-patient interaction of resident physicians at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Health utilizing a 20-item questionnaire administered through facilitator-patient interviews. OBJECTIVETo evaluate the impact of EHR implementation on the patient experience.
  • Intravenous antibiotic durations for common bacterial infections in children: When is enough enough?

    Alan R. Schroeder, Shawn L. Ralston
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Durations of intravenous antibiotic therapy for bacterial infections in hospitalized children sometimes extend well beyond clinical recovery and are often the primary determinants of length of stay. These durations, however, are not always based on solid evidence. Moreover, fixed durations are invariant to important individual factors. We review guidelines and the available evidence for durations of intravenous antibiotic therapy for meningitis, bacteremia, urinary tract infection, and osteomyelitis, conditions where intravenous antibiotics often extend beyond resolution of clinical symptoms.
  • Aspirin versus anticoagulation for prevention of venous thromboembolism major lower extremity orthopedic surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Frank S. Drescher, Brenda E. Sirovich, Alexandra Lee, Daniel H. Morrison, Wesley H. Chiang, Robin J. Larson
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:11 pm
    BACKGROUNDHip fracture surgery and lower extremity arthroplasty are associated with increased risk of both venous thromboembolism and bleeding. The best pharmacologic strategy for reducing these opposing risks is uncertain. PURPOSETo compare venous thromboembolism (VTE) and bleeding rates in adult patients receiving aspirin versus anticoagulants after major lower extremity orthopedic surgery. DATA SOURCESMedline, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and the Cochrane Library through June 2013; reference lists, ClinicalTrials.gov, and scientific meeting abstracts. STUDY…
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    QJM - current issue

  • Plasmacytoma--a rare sternal tumor

    Aron, A., Jain, R. K., Brateanu, A.
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:28 pm
  • Articulating the value of health research

    Fears, R., Kelleher, D., Tresguerres, J. A. F., Charpentier, B., Popescu, I., Souhami, R.
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Previous contributions to Quarterly Journal of Medicine have drawn attention to the work of FEAM, the Federation of European Academies of Medicine, in collaboration with others, in exploring and explaining the issues that will ensure an appropriate European Union (EU) policy framework for health research and innovation. In this article, we present a proposal for an archive of important research conducted in the EU that will act as a resource for illustrating and guiding the development of the necessary regulatory framework.
  • Elements: in this month's issue

    Donnelly, S. C.
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:28 pm
  • Airway stem cells and lung cancer

    Succony, L., Janes, S. M.
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in the UK and despite recent therapeutic advances there is a desperate need for new therapies to improve outcomes from this devastating disease. Through defining the spatial location of the airway epithelial stem or progenitor cell populations and their mechanisms of maintenance and repair of the epithelium it is becoming clear that these populations are situated at areas corresponding to those involved in lung cancer initiation. We explore the evidence for stem cells being the cancer initiator cell and for a ‘lung cancer stem cell’ within…
  • Tuberculous muscle abscess

    Lai, K.- L., Shi, Z.- Y., Chao, W.- C., Liu, P.- Y., Wu, L.- H.
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:28 pm
 
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    Everyone's Medical Blog Posts - DoctorsHangout.com

  • Breast Cancer Risk Increases Among Women Who Take Birth Control Pills With High Levels Of Estrogen

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    Oral contraceptives containing a high dose of estrogen can increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer.  Experts agree that women who begin menstruating late or start menopause early are at an increased breast cancer risk because they produce more estrogen throughout their life compared to other women. A recent study published in the American Association for Cancer Research journal Cancer Research suggests that women who take birth control pills containing high doses of estrogen, ethynodiol diacetate, and norethindrone significantly increase their risk of developing breast cancer.
  • Oh Baby! Women Giving Birth After Age 33 Tend To Live A Longer Life Than Women Who Gave Birth Before 30

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Women who are capable of reproducing after 33 years of age will also live longer.  As more and more women opt to have children beyond the age of 35, there is a concern about how their bodies will react to late pregnancies. But new research indicates that women who naturally have children in later stages of their lives tend to live longer, and the genes that allow for late reproduction also influence longevity. The study was conducted by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and published in the journal Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society. While getting…
  • Blood Test May Predict Suicide Risk By Studying Levels Of Gene Mutation SKA2

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:27 am
    A blood test can determine discrepancies in the levels of a gene that increases a person’s risk of suicide.  In 2012, the U.S. Army conducted a workshop to discuss methods to predict the likelihood of soldiers committing suicides. While the high rate of suicides among veterans was the driving force behind the Army’s decision to fund such a program, the idea of predicting someone’s future behavior sounded very Minority Report. But as researchers from Johns Hopkins University have discovered, it is indeed possible to predict a person’s intent to commit suicide. Not with the help of…
  • Smoking Kills (Your Organs): 6 Major Organs Damaged By Cigarette Smoke

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    As the smoke hits your lungs, the chemicals it contains begin to work their way throughout the rest of your body.  Coughing up heaping globs of mucous isn’t even the half of it. Neither is losing all sense of stamina, or coming home to a stale-smelling house with yellowed walls and furniture. No, the biggest consequences of smoking are, by and large, ones you will never see. These, however, tend to be the deadliest. As you inhale cigarette smoke, the 7,000 or so carcinogens begin to swirl through the caverns of your body, beginning in your esophagus and winding up in distant locations you…
  • Fitness Tips (For Human Body)

    Chester Dave Cañedo
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
 
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  • Oh. My. Geep. Meet the half goat, half sheep who is all cuteness

    Emily Wickwire
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    What do you get when you cross a goat and a sheep? The answer is standing on all fours at an Arizona petting zoo. Butterfly, who is a cross between a pygmy goat and a sheep, otherwise known as a "geep," was born on Sunday at My Petting Zoo in Scottsdale, causing quite a stir not only in Arizona but across the country.
  • 'Hugging my children a little closer': Reporter tells of return home after covering MH17

    Keir Simmons
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    We were having a coffee in the sunshine when it happened. What sounded like a massive explosion echoed down the city street. Followed by noise like a building collapsing. Everyone froze for a moment, then rushed to find cameras.Shelling, missiles and guns have been part of my life for the past two weeks.
  • Aloe Blacc reveals inspiration behind 'Wake Me Up'

    Matt Murray
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    While on the road a few years ago, Aloe Blacc says, he had a realization that his life was too good to believe.It was then and there the idea behind his hit song "Wake Me Up" was born.Blacc stopped by the Orange Room Friday after rocking the plaza and gave us the story about writing the lyrics behind his hit collaboration with Grammy-nominated DJ Avicii.
  • Mansion or shack? That's the million-dollar question

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa. What will the same seven-figure price tag get you in San Francisco? Not much.
  • Chris Pratt is finally a leading man: 5 reasons we're rooting for him

    Danielle Brennan
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    Chris Pratt will finally be seen as a leading man and no longer that TV-star-turned-movie actor when the highly anticipated "Guardians of the Galaxy" hits theaters Friday.Fans of his work knew he’d eventually get his moment in the spotlight. But if you need more convincing, here are five reasons you and Hollywood should continue to root for him.
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • 31 Day Fitness Challenge – August

    Angie
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    My 31 Day Personal Fitness Challenge: Just off the July Better Healthy Living Challenge and I’m moving right into August with a 31 day fitness challenge. How does a personal fitness challenge sound to you? My personal goal is to be active every day in August. There is so much you can do when it comes to staying active.  I am personally going to make it a goal to get on the recumbent bike while watching TV, get in the home gym and start spinning again plus walking. If you care to join in, let me know what your fitness focus is going to be. There won’t be any prizes except for the…
  • BHL Challenge Week 4: Choose Any Focus

    Angie
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Better Healthy Living Challenge: Final Week This has been a fun challenge!  I want to send a big thanks out to Glenneth from Let’s Talk and Walk for co-hosting with me this year. I sure hope she’ll join us in 2015! AND a quick shout out to our prize sponsors: Momentum Jewelry for donating a wrap bracelet! Glenneth at Let’s Talk and Walk for donating a Cool Case Thermal and I’m donating a $50 Amazon e-gift card! Just because this challenge is coming to an end next week doesn’t mean I’m not going to keep going. I’m looking forward to challenging…
  • Healthy Drink Choices

    Angie
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Choosing Healthier Beverages: Your body will thank you for it! Our bodies need a steady flow of liquids to be healthy, preferably at least eight tall glasses per day or approximately 64 ounces. One of the very best healthy drink choices a body can enjoy is definitely crystal clean water. There are some who say that they don’t enjoy water and indeed many who live entirely on a diet of coffee, soda pop and other sweet drinks. This is not good for the body for several reasons. Caffeine acts as both a short term stimulant and a diuretic which means that it robs the body of water instead of…
  • BHL Challenge Week 3: Health

    Angie
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Better Healthy Living Challenge: Check in #3 We are now to week 3 of the challenge and before you know it, July will be over. Thanks to all of you who participated in the NUTRITION challenge last week. Be sure to do your check in’s before the challenge is over so you can be entered to win some fun prizes. This week our challenge is better health. We can all stand to make more healthy changes in our life so this week we’ll focus on that. Here are some ideas: Get more sleep. Set a bed time and stick to it! Take time out of the day for yourself Set up a long awaited doctor’s…
  • BHL Challenge Week 2: Nutrition

    Angie
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Better Healthy Living Challenge: Check in #2 Thanks to all who participated last week in the Better Healthy Living FITNESS challenge.  This week we challenge ourselves to focus on nutrition. Living a healthy lifestyle is not always easy.  These challenges are here to help all of us break through some barriers we might have. Today’s Tip: Don’t skip breakfast Breakfast is a great way to start the day because you are breaking the fast after a night’s sleep. You don’t need a full meal but you should eat something to give you the fuel you need to get your day started.
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    EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health

  • Curran to receive GSA's 2014 Nathan Shock New Investigator Award

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (The Gerontological Society of America) The Gerontological Society of America -- the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging -- has chosen Sean P. Curran, Ph.D., of the University of Southern California as the 2014 recipient of the Nathan Shock New Investigator Award.
  • Expressive writing may help breast cancer survivors

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Houston) Writing down fears, emotions and the benefits of a cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes for Asian-American breast cancer survivors, according to a study conducted by a researcher at the University of Houston.
  • 2014 ESC/ESA Guidelines on non-cardiac surgery: Cardiovascular assessment and management

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (European Society of Cardiology) Worldwide, non-cardiac surgery is associated with an average overall complication rate of between 7 and 11 percent and a mortality rate between 0.8 and 1.5 percent, depending on safety precautions. Up to 42 percent of these are caused by cardiac complications. When applied to the population in the European Union member states, these figures translate into at least 167,000 cardiac complications annually, of which 19,000 are life-threatening.
  • Understanding how neurons regulate metabolism in response to a high-fat diet

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Journal of Clinical Investigation) A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation demonstrates that PPARγ activity in a type of neuron known as pro-opiomelanocortin neurons is critical in mediating the response to high-fat diet.
  • NUS study shows effectiveness of common anti-malarial drug in controlling asthma

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (National University of Singapore) Associate professor Fred Wong from the Department of Pharmacology at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine led a team to discover that artesunate, a common herbal-based anti-malarial drug, can be used to control asthma, with better treatment outcomes than other drugs currently available.
 
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  • Medicare, insurers questioning payment differences based on where care is delivered

    Joseph Burns
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Image by ShellyS via Flickr Health insurers and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pay much different rates for clinical services, depending on where care is delivered. Typically, hospitals are paid more than physician practices for the same clinical service. This payment variation has drawn attention recently: CMS and the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC) have proposed eliminating different payments based on the site of service. In May, MedPAC Executive Director Mark Miller said Medicare should address these price differences immediately to eliminate…
  • New books, recognition, jobs and more for AHCJ members

    Pia Christensen
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    The latest AHCJ members in the news are Heather Boerner, Peter Eisler, John Fauber, Kathryn Foxhall, Paul Raeburn, Margot Sanger-Katz, Michael Schroeder, Alison Young and Benita Zahn. See the latest about them: Julie Rybarczyk via Flickr “Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science’s Surprising Victory Over HIV” by Heather Boerner was released in July. The book follows two couples from falling in love to the births of their first children, conceived naturally despite the men’s HIV-positive status. In the process Boerner tells the story of researchers who uncover the…
  • New Medicare Trustees report projects slightly longer solvency


    Liz Seegert
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Image by Colin Dunn via flickr. There is some good news coming out of the latest report from the Medicare Trustees. They predict that the trust fund that finances Medicare’s hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2030, four years beyond last year’s projections. Per capita spending is expected to grow more slowly than the overall economy for the next few years, partially due to costs controls under the Affordable Care Act. However, the report concludes, “notwithstanding recent favorable developments, both the projected baseline and current law projections indicate that…
  • Webcast: How value-based insurance design breaks down financial barriers to care

    Joseph Burns
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Covering health care requires writing about the cost of care. Determining if costs are rising or falling and by how much is an integral part of the beat. After all, cost control is one of the primary concerns behind health care reform. Mark Fendrick, M.D. But A. Mark Fendrick, M.D., the director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design at the University of Michigan, suggests it’s time to shift the discussion from how much the United States spends on care to how well we spend money on health care. Focusing closely on costs leads health systems to use a one-size-fits-all approach to…
  • Exploring the geography of violent death

    Joe Rojas-Burke
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    Measured by rates of violent death, the most dangerous counties in the United States have rates that are more than 10 times higher than the safest counties. As you can see in the map below, rates vary from less than 10 to more than 100 violent deaths per 100,000 population, based on homicides, police shootings, and suicides in the years 2004 through 2010. (Counties with rates based on 20 or fewer deaths are unreliable and are marked as suppressed.) I generated this map and the others below using WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System), an interactive database system…
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    Lifescript

  • Bedtime Snacking 101

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffA light bedtime snack can help keep blood sugar steady during sleep, as well as reduce the risk of midnight binge-eating. But how many calories should you aim for, and what types of foods should you eat?According to the American Diabetes Association, the answer depends on your blood sugar level before bed. For those diabetics with blood sugar in the normal range, or 101-180 mg/dL, a snack should consist of about 14% of your total daily calories.Smart snack choices include foods high in starchy carbs and protein, such as peanut butter on toast or cheese and…
  • Treatments for Psoriasis: Expert Q&A

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Victoria Clayton, Special to Lifescript As many as 7.5 million Americans – about 2.2% of our population – have a skin disorder that they may be hiding under long sleeves and pants. It’s psoriasis, an itchy, red and often unsightly condition linked to an out-of-whack immune system. Is it curable? Get the latest treatments... Do you go to great lengths to hide your psoriasis? You're not alone. “I’ve had patients tell me they’re afraid to wear short sleeves or short pants,” says Melvin Chiu, M.D., director of the University of California – Los…
  • Safe Travel With Serious Food Allergies

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Special to LifescriptTraveling is complicated when you have severe food allergies. That’s because unfamiliar places, restaurants and languages can raise the risk of anaphylaxis, a sudden, dangerous allergic reaction. But fear shouldn’t keep you homebound. Read on for expert advice on staying safe wherever you roam... For most people, trying foreign dishes and dining out is a pleasurable travel experience. But it can be terrifying if you have food allergies and you’re at risk of anaphylaxis, a dangerous allergic reaction to food or other substances,…
  • Top Rheumatologists on Treating RA Complications

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Diane Wedner, Lifescript Health Writer Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms don’t always stop with painful, swollen joints. Without proper treatment, the condition can cause serious, even life-threatening, problems affecting the heart, lungs and other vital organs. Read on for advice from top rheumatologists on preventing and treating the worst RA complications... Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can sometimes seem like a roster of problems: painful joints – check; another crooked finger – check; difficulty walking – check. Lung nodules – what?Crippling pain and gnarled hands are only Act One…
  • How to Eat to Heal Heartburn Naturally

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Michael Castleman, Special to LifescriptHeartburn can leave you feeling helpless or frustrated – who wants to give up pepperoni pizza or fried foods? Fortunately, a few small changes in your daily routine can reduce, or even prevent, symptoms. Find out what works – and how one sufferer found long-lasting relief… When Sandy Bush, 56, of Canyon Country, Calif., told his doctor that heartburn kept him up at night, it was the least of his problems. He was going through a painful divorce and concerned about his two young children. His doctor’s reply: The breakup and…
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  • One Type of Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Can Spread Cancer

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerMinimally invasive hysterectomies offer health benefits, but one type of this surgery may spread cancer. More than 600,000 hysterectomies are performed in the U.S. each year, most commonly for the removal of large, uterine fibroids. Most of the surgeries use a traditional, open abdominal incision to remove the uterus. A growing percentage of cases, though, use a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach associated with fewer infections, shorter hospital stay, reduced cost and faster recovery time than abdominal hysterectomy.
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery is Preferred, But Can You Get It?

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerWould you prefer minimally invasive surgery, if it were available? Many patients who might benefit from minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgery instead of traditional “open surgery” are not given the option, according to a Johns Hopkins University surgeon. Laparoscopy is a procedure in which a tube is placed through a small cut in your abdomen, near your navel. A tiny video camera (laparoscope) is inserted into the tube and used to see the inside of your pelvis and abdomen. Surgery can be performed with the guidance of the…
  • Conflicting Study Results About Testosterone Therapy Safety

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Reviewed by Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerAre testosterone products safe? In January 2014, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it was investigating the risk for stroke, heart attack and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products. The investigation was prompted by reports of increased risk of those outcomes in middle-aged or older men after starting testosterone supplementation. The announcement coincided with publication in the journal PLoS ONE of a study of nearly 56,000 men who had been prescribed testosterone between 2008 and 2010. The rate…
  • Controversy Brews Over Women’s Yearly Pelvic Exams

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerShould pelvic exams be included in women’s yearly physicals? A controversy is brewing about that subject among two doctors’ groups. The American College of Physicians (ACP), whose members are internists, recently recommended that doctors stop performing pelvic exams during routine checkups on healthy women. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), on the other hand, has reasserted the importance of regular pelvic examinations. The outcome of the disagreement could influence primary-care medical…
  • 3-D Mammograms May Be Worth Your While

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Reviewed by Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerAre 3-D mammograms worth the extra money and trouble? Performing a 3-dimensional mammogram in addition to the standard 2-dimensional imaging finds more invasive cancers and leads to fewer recalls for additional tests, a large, multi-institutional study has found. It is not clear, however, whether the technique will lead to improved survival from breast cancer. Digital mammograms have played an important role in reducing death from breast cancer. But the technique has been criticized for producing false-positive results that…
 
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala

  • Coffee and Diabetes

    Dr. Ayala
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’m always on the lookout for studies on coffee, because I love coffee, and like many other coffee aficionados, fear that someday this adored pleasure will be found a guilty one.
  • Is alcohol in moderation really good for your heart?

    Dr. Ayala
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:27 am
    I’m awfully fond of the advice to drink wine in moderation. It introduces us the non-intuitive understanding that many things in nature have an inverted U relationship: a little bit is good, adding some more doesn’t improve outcome, but high levels of the same healthy substance make it toxic, and not healthy at all. But now, a new study questions this advice.
  • Delicious parsley, toasted sesame and miso salad

    Dr. Ayala
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Is parsley the new kale? Taste this salad and you’ll believe it! But I’m not here to foster rivalry between dark green leafy veggies – they’re all very good to eat -- just to give you a taste of this new salad of mine that has turned a few friends into serious parsley fans.
  • 3 things to think about before you urge your kids to eat their veggies

    Dr. Ayala
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Kids are smarter than most people think. I suggest that our working assumption should be that they are smarter than us. So what gets them to listen, really listen?
  • Healthy homemade frozen treats for a hot summer day

    Dr. Ayala
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:31 am
    Summer's here, time to cool off with a fruity, herbal hoemade sorbet! These recipes call for an ice cream maker. Not every kitchen has or needs one—I give instructions for making these fruit treats without one—but if you have the space in your kitchen these small appliances aren’t expensive (under $50), and will probably earn their keep.
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    Walker Tea Review

  • Tea Review 534: Verdant’s Master Han 2014 Wild Picked Sheng

    Jason Walker
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
      Origin: Qianjiazhai, Mt. Ailao National Forest Preserve, Yunnan Harvest: Spring 2014 Score: 86 Price (as of post): 1 oz = $12.50  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Verdant Tea. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want […]
  • Tea Review 533: Temple Road’s Crane Monk Light Oolong

    Jason Walker
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
      Score: 91 Price (as of post): 25 g = $8.99  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Temple Road. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a tea reviewed? Contact me: jason@walkerteareview.com
  • Tea Review 532: Grand Tea’s Organic GABA Oolong

    Jason Walker
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
      Origin: Huang Shan Harvest: 2013 Score: 91 Organic: CERES Price (as of post): 25 g = $6.00  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Grand Tea. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a tea reviewed? […]
  • Properties of Aged Wulong

    Jason Walker
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Suppose a tea vendor or processor  somewhere in China or Taiwan is going through his storage room and finds a container of tea that has been sitting there for more years than he can remember. Knowing that tea cost him something, and looking to recover that cost, he comes up with an idea: “I’ll call […]
  • Dialog: Taiwan Tea Competitions

    Jason Walker
    6 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Healthy competition can be a very good thing. In the case of tea farmers and producers, tea competitions can drive participants to learn more and create better teas. It can be good for tea drinkers as well. Taiwan has been organizing tea competitions for nearly 40 years, and these competitions have raised standards and improved […]
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    mobihealthnews

  • In-Depth: How activity trackers are finding their way into the clinic

    Jonah Comstock
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    In February of this year, the FDA cleared two wristworn activity trackers from British company Camntech: non-smartphone-connected, but highly accurate devices intended for use in clinical trials.  In July, Australian company dorsaVi followed suit, obtaining clearance for its ViMove sensor system for detailed activity tracking. Meanwhile, Orthocare Innovations, a company that has long held FDA […]
  • City of Philadelphia, mental health orgs to pilot screening kiosks in grocery store

    Aditi Pai
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, Screening for Mental Health (SMH), and Family Practice and Counseling Network (FPCN) launched a pilot to test the effectiveness of a mental health kiosk in a Philadelphia ShopRite. The kiosk offers users a tablet on which they answer survey questions about their mental state, but it […]
  • FDA suggested deregulation affects smart scales, fertility thermometers, and more

    Brian Dolan
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    The US Food and Drug Administration has proposed to largely deregulate a sizable list of Class II and Class I medical devices and no longer require their makers to go through the 510(k) process. The agency made clear the deregulatory move would not necessarily exempt the device makers from other steps like appropriately registering and labeling […]
  • Halamka: Time is right for patient-generated data, care traffic controllers needed

    Jonah Comstock
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is gearing up to get data from patients’ consumer devices like Fitbit, Jawbone UP, or Withings weight scale into their EHR, according to CIO and emergency room physician Dr. John Halamka. Halamka says a number of factors make now the time for patient-generated data: devices have reached the maturity and ease of […]
  • 2018: 75 million wireless-connected health and fitness devices predicted to ship

    Brian Dolan
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    By 2018 an estimated 75.7 million consumer health and fitness devices with integrated wireless connectivity will ship, up from 23 million such devices in 2011, according to a recent report from IHS Technology. The research firms points out that Bluetooth Smart-connected devices are the most popular, but devices that make use of the fitness and health-focused ANT standard […]
 
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • The Biggest Loser Resort in Utah Cites a “Relationship Breakdown” for Changing Name Back to Fitness Ridge

    Mike Beauchamp
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    The original Biggest Loser Resort in Ivins, Utah is moving away from the Biggest Loser brand and going back to its roots as Fitness Ridge, as originally founded in 2002. As the team moves forward, so too do many new initiatives, including a new lecture series focused on shaping behaviors, excursions out to nearby Zion National Park, more affordable pricing, and a "renewed focus on long-term health and wellness."
  • The De-Stress Diet and 5 Foods for a Better Mood

    Katie McGrath
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Eat more when you’re stressed? You’re not alone. In fact, all that stress eating can pack on an additional 11 pounds each year! Most of us are quick to turn to sugar and refined carbs the second tension gets high. When we feel overwhelmed, we seek out comforting food, giving it the power to make [...]
  • Most Americans Clean Their Plates. Most Americans are Obese. There is a Connection.

    Elizabeth
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The encouragement to eat everything on your dinner (or breakfast or lunch) plate comes in many forms. “Don’t be wasteful.” “Make a happy plate!” “Finish your food or you’ll get no dessert.” Or, my personal least favorite, “There’s starving children in _____ that would love to have that food.” No matter how you phrase it, [...]
  • Is Kim Kardashian’s Rapid Weight Loss Preparing Her for Another Baby?

    Health Buzz
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    By Cat Poland Oh, Kim Kardashian. That curvy, raven-haired reality TV star we can’t seem to get enough of. Especially the curves. Did we mention those? While Kim may have been known for her shapely figure before giving birth to baby North last year, her post-baby body has drawn even more attention. After gaining 50 [...]
  • Why is Everyone So Terrified to Eat Bananas? A Dietitian Peels Back the Truth

    GuestBlogger
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    by Amy Margulies, lead registered dietitian for Retrofit You’ve probably heard people talking, or read articles online, about why eating bananas is bad for you nutritionally and can impede weight loss. While some people insist that bananas are just fine, others are convinced this is a fruit you should stay away from if you’re trying [...]
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    Blogged Arteries

  • Veterans' Needs 'Should Drive Where They Get Their Care'

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

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:00 pm
    (CHICAGO) - We're so very proud of Russ Kridel, MD, of Houston, who won election today to the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association. Dr. Kridel is extremely dedicated to physicians... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • #AMAmtg Calls for Care for Vets Outside of Troubled VA

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    10 Jun 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Dr. Lockhart (Chicago) - Led by the delegations from Texas and Florida, the American Medical Association House of Delegates today called on President Barack Obama to "to take immediate action to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Texans Stand for Patients, Texas Docs at #AMAmtg

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    9 Jun 2014 | 1:30 pm
    CHICAGO - From improving access to care for veterans to helping young physicians manage their mountains of student debt, Texas physicians, residents, and medical students lent their voices to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Drs. Bailey, Lockhart Win #AMAmtg Elections

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    9 Jun 2014 | 8:43 am
    Clockwise from lower left: Ms. Hamouie and Ms. Bailey with Romero  Santiago, UT Southwestern; Dr. Sue Bailey; Dr. Kridel; Dr. Ejesieme; and Dr. Lockhart CHICAGO - Two Texas physicians secured... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Health in 30

  • List of Health Care Social Media and Digital Influencers on Twitter

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Marie Ennis-O’Connor (@JBBC) is a healthcare writer, public relations consultant, and digital media strategist. Marie recently compiled a list of 84 health care social media and digital influencers on Twitter. Twitter is a powerful social networking platform and it allows health professionals to deeply connect and engage with the community. Health care professionals can help educate consumers, raise awareness of health issues and collaborate. This phenomenal platform gives a voice to patients and consumers, and it helps start the conversation with…
  • What is a Medical Emergency?

    admin
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA About Emergencies: What is a medical emergency and when to call 9-1-1   Debate brews over whether emergency departments are busier since the Affordable Healthcare Act expanded insurance coverage the beginning of this year. While the debate continues, it is important for you to understand what a medical emergency is and when to call 9-1-1. The information in this post, What is a Medical Emergency? is from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) - Emergency Care For You – and it is published with permission granted by ACEP. What is a…
  • Healthy Eating: Do You Know The Five Refuel Commandments?

    admin
    14 May 2014 | 10:41 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Okay men, this one’s for you. A healthy lifestyle reboot book that focuses on food, fitness and health. REFUEL, is a well-written book, with a dose of humor, by my friend and a leading health expert John La Puma, MD. REFUEL is a 24 day eating plan specifically engineered for the male brain and body designed to boost testosterone levels, help men shed fat, pump up strength and stamina and improve sexual performance. Dr. La Puma will guide you through the 24-Day eating plan, and he will provide you with fitness tips, the Dos and Don’ts of healthy eating,…
  • A TEDEd Presentation, Sugar: Hiding in plain sight, plus other names for added sugar

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

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

  • 3 minute trick

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    In today's article, we're going to show you a somewhat unique little exercise you can do in only 3 minutes, and it's proven to flatten your stomach if you do it consistently... In fact, you can even do this little 3 minute belly-flattening exercise while sitting in your chair at work... I'm not kidding! And it works equally well for both men and women (and probably even better for women!): >
  • Friday Fat Burner for Jessica Alba

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    If anyone knows her, please pass along this workout.:) But first...I just shared this with my CTT's and wanted to do so hear as well. First, I hope you are having an AWESOME summer. Just a little update and inspiration for you as we get thinking about school starting and our fitness businesses getting busy again in September. As you might have realized, I like to make little jokes about
  • 21 Exercise Substitutions

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    This is long overdue, and for that I apologize.   Here's the Turbulence Training Ultimate Exercise Substitutions List. Feel free to add your suggestions or follow up questions below, and we'll keep building this great resource. There are at least 21 great replacements for common exercises that TT readers can't do for one reason or another. ***************************************
  • Deadlift before the big city with coach

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    I won't be getting much done today due to travel. I'm heading from the farm to the big city, so I hit the gym early today.This was week 2 of my current program. I did bench and deadlift to cut down on the number of times I need to go to an actual gym. I can do the assistance stuff at home.1A) Long Jump1B) Trap Bar DL2A) Hang Clean2B) Bench3A) RDL 3B) OH SquatIt's great to have your coach
  • #1 Hollywood Body Exercise

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    According to one of those celebrity gossip magazines (Bally the Dog has a subscription, I swear!), "In less than five months, Jessica Alba has gone from pregnant to bikini-clad" thanks to one exercise.   Alba's mean ol' trainer makes her do this exercise almost every workout. And mean ol' CB likes it too. In fact, I used it yesterday morning while training one of my "guinea pig lab rat"
 
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    Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

  • Average California Obamacare Rate Increase Only 4%––Success!!!

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The weighted average increase for plans being sold on the Obamacare California public exchange in 2015 will be 4%. So, that means Obamacare is working really well, right? Well, wait a minute. Let's consider a few things: This week the California insurance commissioner reported that the average unsubsidized 2014 rate increase carriers charged going into Obamacare was between 22% and 88%. That
  • Halbig Decision Puts Obamacare Back on the Front Burner and Will Give Republicans a Huge Political Headache

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Today's 2-1 decision by the DC Court of Appeals striking down federal premium subsidies, in at least the 27 states that opted for the feds to run their Obamacare insurance exchanges, has the potential to strike a devastating blow to the new health law. The law says that individuals can get subsidies to buy health insurance in the states that set up insurance exchanges. That appears to exclude
  • "Biggest Insurer Drops Caution, Embraces Obamacare"

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Kaiser Health News is out with that headline today reporting that UnitedHealthcare is expanding its Obamacare exchange presence planning to sell polices "in nearly half the exchanges next year." The story goes on to report that United's leadership is saying the new public marketplaces look sustainable. There may be more to it than that. Consider: A carrier laying back the first year will have
  • Kaiser Family Foundation Survey Finds Most People Who Bought Health Insurance on the Exchanges Are Happy With It and That 57% Were Previously Insured––No One Should Be Surprised On Either Count

    20 Jun 2014 | 6:53 am
    Let's take a look at both of these headlines: Most People Are Happy But Kaiser only asked the people who bought health insurance on the exchanges if they were happy with what Obamacare offered them. As I have said before on this blog, two out of three subsidy eligible people did not buy a health insurance plan in the first open-enrollment. This week the administration also reported that 76%
  • Obamacare: What About the Working Class and the Middle Class?

    18 Jun 2014 | 9:17 am
    The administration issued a report yesterday that says individuals who selected plans in the federal health insurance exchanges have a post-credit premium that is on average 76% less than the full premium for the plans they selected. And, 69% are paying less than $100 after the subsidies––46% are paying $50 or less. The administration also pointed out that 65% of individuals selecting the Silver
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    InsureBlog

  • Thanks to Obamacare .............

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    We rail against Obamacare, and with good reason. Spending TRILLIONS of dollars (including $1 billion+ on a website that STILL doesn't work) to provide health insurance to a relatively few people is foolish. Providing coverage to the uninsurable via a risk pool makes much more sense than the system we have now.That being said, let's look at Chloe Jones' situation.Chloe is 14 years old and has CF (cystic fibrosis). Treatment can easily run $300k per year for a new drug (Kalydeco).Kalydeco received FDA approval in 2012 when used to treat a rare form of CF that affects roughly 1,200…
  • Cavalcade of Risk #214: Call for submissions

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Jaan Sidorov hosts next week's Cav. Entries are due by Monday (the 4th).To submit your risk-related post, just click here to email it.You'll need to provide:■ Your post's url and title■ Your blog's url and name■ Your name and email■ A (brief) summary of the postPLEASE remember: ONLY posts that relate to risk (not personal finance tips and the like). And please only submit if you are willing to link back to the carnival if your submission is accepted. Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Medicaid Iceberg Ahead

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    One of the key provisions of Obamacare involves Medicaid expansion. But then SCOTUS through a wrench in the works making expansion optional. The result, 24 states said "no" to expansion, gumming up the works.And now this .........Just six states and the District of Columbia will use their own money in 2015 to sustain the federal Medicaid pay raise to primary care doctors, which was a key provision of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) intended to make sure millions of low-income people enrolling in the expanding insurance program have access to a physician.MedPage TodayWhat happens in the…
  • Anecdotal evidence piling up

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    David Williams, a Massachusetts-based healthcare industry consultant (and FoIB) has a very interesting new post from the Land of RomneyCare:"Obamacare caused one small businesses’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts premium to jump by 29 percent ... After that I heard from two other BCBS MA customers who were experiencing big premium hikes."David reached out to Blue Cross for confirmation and elucidation, and (surprisngly) they offered a helpful explication. Click on through for the unexpected twist.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Too little, too late [UPDATED]

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    Sing it, Johnny:"A nonpartisan congressional investigation has concluded that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed President Barack Obama's health care program website last fall"Which is nice, but what difference, at this point, does it make?UPDATE (HGS@7-31-14):Adding insult to injury, we now learn that the 404Care.gov site debacle cost  almost $1 Billion, and **still** needs work:"The price tag for healthcare.gov, the Obamacare website, is approaching $1 billion even as key features remain incomplete ... If the management…
 
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    Health Business Blog

  • IT strategy for health plans: Interview with ikaSystems CEO Joe Marabito

    David Williams
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    ikaSystems President and CEO Joe Marabito https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/hbdew0018-david-e-williams-interviews-ikasystems-president-and-ceo-joe-marabito1.m4a Health plans are investing in new information technology capabilities to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act and to differentiate themselves from the competition. Slowly but surely they’re moving from inflexible legacy, mainframe based systems to modular cloud based solutions that are more flexible and less expensive to maintain. In this podcast interview, ikaSystems CEO Joe Marabito and I discuss a…
  • Health insurance premium increases in Massachusetts: More ways it can happen

    David Williams
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Last week (ACA rollout hits some Massachusetts businesses harder than expected) I described how the implementation of Obamacare caused one small businesses’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts premium to jump by 29 percent for the upcoming renewal. The main issue was family size –previously only the first two kids were counted when calculating premiums, now it’s the first three kids. This group, with lots of kids, is paying the price. After that I heard from two other BCBS MA customers who were experiencing big premium hikes. One is a two-family partnership where one…
  • Actually, there are clinical trials for health information technology

    David Williams
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    HIT research: Has to be in there somewhere! The New York Times Bits blog (The Lessons Thus Far From the Transition to Digital Patient Records) concludes its post on the ups and downs of health information technology by asserting the following: In health information technology, there are no clinical trials or tests with randomized controls, as there are for drugs, for example. True, digital data does not go into the body, but it can increasingly guide what does. Actually, high-quality studies of medical decision support tools are quite common. For example, here’s the abstract of a…
  • Narrow networks: Get used to it

    David Williams
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Narrow but workable Many health plans unveiled “narrow network” plans recently as part of the Affordable Care Act. These plans cover a limited number of doctors, hospitals and other providers and often pay nothing for out-of-network coverage. Predictably, some members are upset as documented today by Kaiser Health News (Limitations of New Health Plans Rankle Some Enrollees.)  Some consumers are upset that they can’t see specific doctors who they may have seen in the past and that the list of available providers isn’t terribly long. Insurance commissioners and…
  • ACA rollout hits some Massachusetts businesses harder than expected

    David Williams
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    Like many, I’ve been surprised that the rollout of the Affordable Care Act has had such an impact on Massachusetts. After all we already had near universal coverage, an exchange/marketplace, lots of mandates, guaranteed issue and community rating. Obamacare is based on Romneycare. But somehow Massachusetts screwed up the rollout of the Obamacare exchange, which is costing $100 million to fix, and at least some Massachusetts small businesses are getting hit with big rate hikes as they renew. One small business I know got hit with a 29 percent premium jump, almost all due to the ACA.
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    The Population Health Blog

  • Yuppies vs. Millenials: Health Policy Implications

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    In this post, the Population Health Blog distinguished between yuppies' desires and the millennials' expectations. To further help its savvy health policy savant-readers distinguish between the two, the PHB is happy to provide examples in the table below:Health Care Topic               Yuppies                     MillennialsPreferred Encounter:        …
  • "Necessity is the Mother of Innovation": Here's the Four That Need It

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Actually, the Population Health Blog wishes it had coined that adage.While a quick internet search indicates that the quote is on a host of business websites, the PHB only just discovered it on this post on disruptive health care innovation.While there's a lot of management jargon, the author makes a good point about health reform's four necessities.  Any health technology provider, clinical enterprise, population health vendor, pharma company, health insurer, research outfit or government entity that can solve just one will have our…
  • Can Physician Loyalty to Their Profession Be Superseded by Loyalty to their Employer?

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Whenever the Population Health Blog heard the "value-not-volume" health policy operatives drone on about "provider alignment of incentives," it wondered.... really wondered.... if this Kool-Aid had completely convinced the ACO Adminosphere's inhabitants that their physicians' loyalty to their profession could be superseded by loyalty to their employer. Sure, running a private-practice sucks and Obamacare's economics favor consolidation, but that's not necessarily enough to capture hearts and minds.  The PHB recently heard a local ACO executive explain that her…
  • Credble Numbers on Obamacare: And Why is the 16.3% Prevalence of Persons Without Health Insurance Good News?

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    The signed Affordable Care ActWe finally have some credible numbers on what's happened to insurance enrollment under Obamacare. The paper can be found here.The authors used the ongoing Gallup-Healthways survey that questions representative samples of the U.S. population about their health insurance status. Since it began, this repeat survey has assessed changes in the coverage of adults 18 to 64 years of age. The authors used these data to assess the trends in insurance status that were associated with the roll-out of Obamacare between January 2012 to June 2014. For all of 2012 and…
  • Care Management: What a Bargain

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:51 pm
    They did it again!Sound familiar?Patients' intake into the program was initiated with a face-to face meeting with a nurse care manager.  After a physician-approved care plan was in place, the patients were telephoned and engaged in the protocol.  The patients could then use a voice-activated system or a website to report disease status.  Outbound nurse calls were prompted if the patients requested it, reported a problem, didn't have adequate disease control, if the medications were not being taken as prescribed or if there were side effects.  After 12 months, patients in…
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    Colorado Health Insurance Insider

  • Lost your job? Apply for Medicaid ASAP to have a qualifying event when you get another job

    Louise
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Job loss and short periods of unemployment are a relatively common part of life.  But with the new open enrollment rules in the individual health insurance market, it’s important that people understand exactly how the system works in order to avoid finding themselves stuck without health insurance.  Recently we’ve had several clients in this position, [...] The post Lost your job? Apply for Medicaid ASAP to have a qualifying event when you get another job appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Related posts: What is a qualifying event? Health Insurance Enrollment…
  • From the Health Wonks… are men getting the short end of the stick?

    Louise
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Jennifer from Wing of Zock hosted the Health Wonk Review today, and it’s an excellent edition.  One of the most interesting entries is from Hank Stern of InsureBlog, writing about the lack of covered men’s preventive services on new ACA-compliant plans. Overall, I agree with Hank on this one.  In the pre-ACA days, women by [...] The post From the Health Wonks… are men getting the short end of the stick? appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Related posts: Contraceptive Coverage And The PPACA HHS Guidelines For Women’s Healthcare Short term health…
  • Burwell v Hobby Lobby – The Wisdom of Justice Ginsburg

    Louise
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    I’ve spent the last two evenings reading the text of Burwell v Hobby Lobby.  That might sound dull, but I highly recommend it – far more interesting than the text of the ACA or the thousands of pages of associated federal regulations that have been released to supplement it.  It’s 95 pages, but it’s a relatively [...] The post Burwell v Hobby Lobby – The Wisdom of Justice Ginsburg appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Related posts: Colorado Judge Rules Against Contraceptive Mandate John Roberts and the PPACA SCOTUS Ruling And You Thought Gender…
  • 2015 Obamacare Open Enrollment is November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015

    Louise
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The 2015 Obamacare open enrollment period is just around the corner – less than five months away now.   If you have a qualifying event between now and November 15, you can enroll during your special open enrollment period.  But if not, here’s what you need to know: 2015 Obamacare Open enrollment will begin on November 15, 2014 [...] The post 2015 Obamacare Open Enrollment is November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015 appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Related posts: Open Enrollment For Individual Health Insurance Plans Starting in 2014 Connect for Health…
  • Colorado CHP+ and exchange subsidy eligibility

    Louise
    24 Jun 2014 | 3:06 pm
    By now, I think most of our readers are aware that Colorado is one of the states that expanded Medicaid under the ACA, and that exchange subsidy eligibility begins where Medicaid eligibility ends – there is no overlap.  Households with incomes up to 133% of poverty level (actually 138%, because the law has a built-in 5% [...] The post Colorado CHP+ and exchange subsidy eligibility appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Related posts: Exchange Subsidy Eligibility Impeded By High-Priced Group Health Insurance Access Will The Colorado Health Benefits Exchange Be Integrated…
 
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    Healthcare Economist

  • Friday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:33 pm
    People seeing what they want to see. Several Nobelists would be wrong about it. Medical technology and health expenditures. Obamacare and Medicare. Are narrow networks a good thing?
  • How did Medicare pay for chemotherapy pre-2006?

    Jason Shafrin
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:34 pm
    A working paper by Jacobson et al. (2014) not only provides the answer, but describes how reimbursement policy change over the past decade. Although Medicare did not offer a drug benefit for oral drugs (pills) until 2006, Medicare Part B, which covers physician services, has from inception covered physician-administered drugs such as IV chemotherapy, anti-nausea, and pain medicine used in cancer treatment. Rather than writing a prescription for these drugs that the patient fills at a pharmacy, the physician injects or infuses these drugs in an office or clinic and then bills Medicare for…
  • Disparities in Schizophrenia Care

    Jason Shafrin
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Do African Americans and Latinos receive the same quality care as Caucasians?  This is the question asked by Horvitz-Lennon et al. (2014). Quality of Care Before one can answer this question, one first has to define what “quality care” means.  The authors use the following definition for pharmacological indicators: Any use of antipsychotic drugs, Conditional on antipsychotic use, any use of long-acting injectable antipsychotics, Two indicators of antipsychotic drug adherence (full adherence, defined as ≥80 percent medication possession ratio (MPR), and low adherence, defined…
  • What is Reference Pricing?

    Jason Shafrin
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm
    To reduce utilization of pharmaceutical products, many countries have opted to use reference pricing. Reference pricing is a system where patient coinsurance payments depend not only on the price of the drug but also the price of alternatives therapies.  As the name indicates, reference pricing sets patient coinsurance rates as the difference between the drug’s retail or list price and the price of the “reference” product.  Often a reference product will be a generic version of a product, or the most cost-effective molecule available in a class.  Patients pay some portion of the…
  • Did Hospital VBP work?

    Jason Shafrin
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    How can Medicare improve quality and reduce cost? One idea is to introduce value-based purchasing (VBP). For instance, Medicare’s hospital value-based purchasing (HVBP) system increases payment rates for hospitals that demonstrate high quality. A paper by Ryan et al. (2014) explains the program in more detail. Under HVBP, acute care hospitals—those paid under Medicare’s Inpatient Prospective Payment System—received payment adjustments beginning in October of 2012 based on their performance on 12 clinical process and 8 patient experience measures from July 1, 2011 through March 31,…
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    Workers Comp Insider

  • Health Wonk Review & More Noteworthy News

    Julie Ferguson
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    Catch up on your Health Policy Wonkery for the summer - Jennifer Salopek has posted Health Wonk Review: Polar Vortex Edition at Wing Of Zock. It's a great edition and one of only two to be published during the abbreviated summer schedule, so get your wonk fix now! Up? Down? Sideways? What's up with health care costs? - Joe Paduda:...
  • Cavalcade of Risk

    Julie Ferguson
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    R.J. Weiss of Weiss Insurance hosted last week's Cavalcade of Risk #212 - check it out! And while in the neighborhood,. check out his blog, too....
  • 3 Updates: Sheri Sangji lab death; Chilean miners; Tesora Plant explosion

    Julie Ferguson
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    We've recently found interesting developments or updates on three stories that we've covered in the past: A settlement in criminal charges in the Sheri Sangji Lab death case; an in-depth feature on how the Chilean miners survived; and a four-year retrospective on the Tesoro Plant explosion that killed 7. Patrick Harran And L.A. District Attorney Reach Deal In Sheri Sangji...
  • Women of Steel

    Julie Ferguson
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:14 am
    Are there many women in construction? They represent about 9% of the industry. Dorothée Moisan offers an excellent feature on New York's Women of Steel, illustrated beautifully with photos by Jonathan Alpeyrie. Early pioneers talk about what it was like to break into the field. One little vignette from days gone by: "I remember a young woman very well,"...
  • Cavalcade of Risk #211: Lightning Round

    Julie Ferguson
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    We're pleased to be hosting the 211th edition of Cavalcade of Risk and we give you the Lightning Round edition in honor of Lightning Safety Awareness Week. If you are struck by lightning, your odds are apparently pretty good of surviving the encounter - see the story of the Georgia man who was recently jolted out of his boots but...
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    Health Beat by Maggie Mahar

  • Border Crisis: Fictions v. Facts (Part 2 of “Children from Central America”)

    Maggie Mahar
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Despite extensive media coverage, there is probably much that you don’t know about the history of the border crisis—and what we can or should do in response. Too often the headlines are designed to stir passions, rather than inform. At the end of next week, Congress will leave for its five-week August Recess. Between now and then legislators will be debating the issues, and no doubt many of your friends will be taking positions. Here are the facts you need when weighing what you hear–whether on television or at a neighbor’s barbecue.  Are you aware that since President…
  • Children from Central America Surge Across Our Border: Congress Must Now Decide Whether to Change the Immigration Law that George W. Bush Signed in 2008

    Maggie Mahar
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    If you think fertilized eggs are people but refugee kids aren’t, you’re going to have to stop pretending your concerns are religious– Syd’s SoapBox News reports have been filled with conflicting theories explaining why tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, have been streaming into the U.S.  Some observers say that their parents are sending them here, so that they can take advantage of the social services and free education available in the U.S. Others argue that they are not coming here willingly, but that they have been forced to…
  • Polarized Politics Led To Cantor’s Defeat– and Cochran’s Victory. Why the “Uncommitted Center” Is So Important (Cantor part 2)

    Maggie Mahar
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Please scroll down for Part 1 of this post.  When House Majority leader Eric Cantor lost his seat to ultra-conservative David Brat, the Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus summed up the majority view among political pundits: “The episode offers a disturbing commentary about the poisonous, polarized state of American politics.”   I cannot agree. I don’t think “polarization” is toxic.  To the contrary, as the poet William Blake once wrote “Without Contraries, No Progress.”  Conflict can clarify issues, and help us move forward.  Indeed, the clash of opinions is a time-honored way…
  • Cantor’s Defeat—What It Does Not Mean– Part 1

    Maggie Mahar
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Shocked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat in last week’s Virginia primary, many in the media have decided that this “earthquake” has re-shaped the political landscape. Immigration reform is dead, they say, and tea party radicals are far stronger than many suspected. Meanwhile, the alarmists warn, political polarization has divided the country, poisoning our democracy. On that last point they are half-right; Republican voters have moved to the far right, while politically active Democrats are beginning to shift toward the left. But polarization is not necessarily a threat…
  • The “Cholesterol Con”–Eggs

    Maggie Mahar
    15 Jun 2014 | 2:43 pm
    In the past, I have written about the “cholesterol con” (part 1), the widespread  belief that high levels of “bad  (LDL)  cholesterol” can cause heart attacks. As I have explained (part 2), the myth has generated enormous profits for many commercial interests, including companies that peddle statins. (Please read both parts of the post.)   No surprise, manufacturers  have poured millions of dollars into perpetuating the myth, and  thus have succeed in convincing a great many Americans that they should avoid high-cholesterol foods–including eggs.
 
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    Health Care Renewal

  • No Treatment or Vaccine for Ebola, but a $1000 Pill for Hepatitis C

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    The Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa continues to grow, and now appears to be the worst known epidemic of that disease to date.  In the US and Western Europe, press reports are now raising concerns that the disease could spread there.  For example, CNN, in an article entitled "Ebola Fears Hits Close to Home," was a section headed "Could Ebola spread to the US?" An ABC article was entitled, "How the US Government Could Evacuate Americans with Ebola."Reasons for fear of spread are the increased mobility of people made possible by air travel, and the lack of specificity of early…
  • New ONC Director Karen De Salvo seems no better than her predecessors - risk, harms and deaths due to health IT apparently OK for now, and all we need is a "Safety Center"

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Karen De Salvo has assumed the role of Director of ONC, the office of the National Coordinator for Health IT at HHS (http://www.healthit.gov/newsroom/dr-karen-desalvo-md).A pretty face, but here's evidence of the same old tired political hucksterism and spin concerning healthcare information technology.  In response to perhaps the most candid exposé in the public media to date of the risks and defects of current commercial health IT, industry conflicts of interest, and injuries and deaths, that appeared on July 20, 2014 in the Boston Globe under the title "Hazards tied to medical…
  • New Allegations About Universal Health Services Inc - Why We Should Not be Surprised

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Current Allegations of Poor Treatment and Threats to a Whistle Blower This month, a Boston Globe article reported trouble at a local hospital,Arbour HRI, a Brookline psychiatric hospital in recent trouble with regulators, disciplined a mental health worker for talking to the Boston Globe about problems there — an action the employees’ union is fighting.The hospital also required all staff to sign a policy forbidding them from speaking with the media about Arbour — or risk losing their jobs, according to the union.An article that appeared in the Globe on May 30 described findings of…
  • Sovaldi, a Quantum Leap... Backwards to the Days Before Randomized Controlled Trials?

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The Sovaldi (sofosbuvir - Gilead) media circus is continuing.  The New York Times just reported that sales of the new drug for hepatitis C were about $3.5 billion for the last quarter, which should intensify the kerfuffle over its US price ($1000 per pill, $84,000 for a 12 week course of medication).Meanwhile, reports of its wondrous properties continue to appear in medical journals.The latest was announced this way in Bloomberg, Gilead Science Inc Solvadi, controversial because of its price, helps cure hepatitis C in people with HIV, according to researchers who say the drug has the…
  • Money vs Mission - How Generic Managers vs Physicians Think

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    On Health Care Renewal, we emphasize problems in leadership and governance in large health care organizations, and how they affect health care professionals' attempts to carry out their mission, and ultimately how they affect patients' and the public's health.  Large health care organizations are increasingly led by people trained in business, not health care professionals, thus generic managers.  The stewards of these organizations, the members of their boards of directors or boards of trustees, are also increasingly current or former managers without direct health care…
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    Medical Connectivity

  • Messaging Middleware Growth Strategies

    Tim Gee
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Developing and launching a competitive product, and getting initial traction in the market are not inconsiderable milestones. And yet for the entrepreneur and their investors, this is just the beginning. What was record setting last quarter is barely acceptable this quarter, and next quarter had better be back on track. Developing a solid plan for growth depends on two things: a good understanding of the basic means to drive growth, and a deep understanding of the market. This post seeks to combine both of these in a brief survey of the key factors to drive messaging middleware revenue growth…
  • Connectivity Standards Adoption Over Time

    BMoorman
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I was listening today to the CE-IT Webinar on CE and HIT from the 2014 AAMI conference in Philadelphia. Much of the session reviewed what has happened over the last five years and it got me thinking about my experiences and what I’ve seen over the last ten years in medical device connectivity and remote monitoring. It’s been an interesting ride and yet I realize there are a few basic ideas that have resonated over the years. These basic ideas are: Specifying those requirements that are unique to my situation are where I have the most control in acquisition; There are other players in the…
  • Interview with Todd Dunsirn of True Process

    Tim Gee
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    A while back I had the opportunity to chat with Todd Dunsirn, the CEO of True Process. True Process provides products and services to both hospitals and various manufacturers. The company is focused on the point of care market offering a medication administration solution and a medical device data system. What was the genesis for starting True Process? I started the company in 2004. I have an engineering background, and had several other companies doing IT consulting and then web development, and application development. Then I had a friend contact me to develop a bar-code point-of-care…
  • Messaging Middleware Market Segmentation & Adoption

    Tim Gee
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:59 pm
    The previous post in this series suggested a set of characteristics to define the messaging middleware market and described the typical product architecture for these systems. In this post, we’ll look at ways the market may be segmented and how the market is adopting these systems. Market Segmentation Market segmentation is the dividing of a broader market into subsets of potential buyers who have common market requirements who then become the target for your product, sales and marketing. Using my favorite market adoption model, Geoffrey Moore’s Crossing the Chasm, this is the…
  • Secure Messaging Middleware Market Defined

    Tim Gee
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
    What do secure communications, care team coordination, patient engagement various workflow automation solutions and alarm notification have in common? They’re all examples of messaging middleware solutions found in health care. Which begs the question, what the heck is messaging middleware? This label is a term of art that was first coined by Emergin in the early to mid 2000s. As the name of a product category, it’s descriptive of the underlying technical functions of the product, but has nothing to with how the products are actually used – which can vary considerably. All…
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    Health in 30

  • List of Health Care Social Media and Digital Influencers on Twitter

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Marie Ennis-O’Connor (@JBBC) is a healthcare writer, public relations consultant, and digital media strategist. Marie recently compiled a list of 84 health care social media and digital influencers on Twitter. Twitter is a powerful social networking platform and it allows health professionals to deeply connect and engage with the community. Health care professionals can help educate consumers, raise awareness of health issues and collaborate. This phenomenal platform gives a voice to patients and consumers, and it helps start the conversation with…
  • What is a Medical Emergency?

    admin
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA About Emergencies: What is a medical emergency and when to call 9-1-1   Debate brews over whether emergency departments are busier since the Affordable Healthcare Act expanded insurance coverage the beginning of this year. While the debate continues, it is important for you to understand what a medical emergency is and when to call 9-1-1. The information in this post, What is a Medical Emergency? is from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) - Emergency Care For You – and it is published with permission granted by ACEP. What is a…
  • Healthy Eating: Do You Know The Five Refuel Commandments?

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    14 May 2014 | 10:41 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Okay men, this one’s for you. A healthy lifestyle reboot book that focuses on food, fitness and health. REFUEL, is a well-written book, with a dose of humor, by my friend and a leading health expert John La Puma, MD. REFUEL is a 24 day eating plan specifically engineered for the male brain and body designed to boost testosterone levels, help men shed fat, pump up strength and stamina and improve sexual performance. Dr. La Puma will guide you through the 24-Day eating plan, and he will provide you with fitness tips, the Dos and Don’ts of healthy eating,…
  • A TEDEd Presentation, Sugar: Hiding in plain sight, plus other names for added sugar

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

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

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    The Healthcare IT Toolkit, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Healthcare IT related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Healthcare IT research:The Active Advantage: Why Networking Leaders Are Embracing ADC ClusteringThe Key to Cost Effective WAN OptimizationApplication Development Must ModernizeTop 5 Ways to Improve Protection from Advanced ThreatsRequest Free!
  • How to Streamline Your Practice with Medical Management Software

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    The right package can help you create less work for your staff. It can also increase patient satisfaction. Practice management systems typically include useful features such as: Billing process manager Appointment scheduler Patient demographics capture Patient pre-registration Insurance eligibility check Insurance payer database Reports generation Practices that implement this technology typically see that it results in much more efficient billing, increased staff productivity, reduced operating costs and improved overall practice management. This guide is designed to assist medical practice…
  • How to Save $135,000 on Your Medical Billing Software

    1 Jul 2014 | 12:20 am
    There are numerous steps in the medical billing process and medical billing software can make each of these steps more efficient.Determining patient eligibility for servicesReceiving authorization for specialist servicesSubmitting claims to insurersVerifying claim receipt and tracking claimsDealing with claim denialsReceiving payment from the insurer and the patientThis paper discusses how medical billing software works, tips for selecting medical billing software, and how your choice of medical billing software can save you money.And to help get you started, they'll even provide you with a…
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  • FIBROMYALGIA MAGAZINE SUMMER SPECIAL

    Jeanne Hambleton
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    FIBROMYALGIA MAGAZINE SUMMER SPECIAL By Jeanne Hambleton Posted August 1st 2014 - Where  have the months gone? We are heading fast towards  Xmas. Glad winter has not come yet .I have a holiday to fit in before then  but will  let you know when I am away. Hope you will back. This has been added  earlier articles about diets  so please scroll down for more information.   I have just opened my Summer Special copy of the Fibromyalgia Magazine with the cover reminder about Awareness Raising Week. You have a month to prepare for September 6th to the 13th if you want two weekends to do…
  • 11 FOODS THAT MAKE YOU HUNGRIER

    Jeanne Hambleton
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    11 FOODS THAT MAKE YOU HUNGRIER From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton  Posted on July 29, 2014 by Stone Hearth News Feeling hungry? You should eat. But what if the foods you are eating actually make you hungrier than you were before you dug in? It is a more common conundrum than you might think. “Hunger is a result of many complex interactions that occur in the stomach, intestines, brain, pancreas, and bloodstream,” said weight-loss specialist and board-certified internist Dr. Sue Decotiis. Problem is, it is a circuit that is easily hijacked. Here are 11 foods that…
  • LAW BREAKERS AND THE VANILLA PUDDING ROBBERY

    Jeanne Hambleton
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
     THE VANILLA PUDDING ROBBERY From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton  Posted July 31 2014 I have to say I was somewhat mystified when I received an email from Ali and I failed to understand why vanilla pudding should be secured unless it was for some sort of competition. I read the email diligently and after you have read it I think you will understand why I felt it worth sharing. Robbery after all that is what it was, is a serious crime and what the robbers stole were really important to some folks. This is a rue story and it happened in Ireland. Excerpted from an article which…
  • AN UNEXPECTED KNOCK AT THE DOOR – UK BENEFITS

    Jeanne Hambleton
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    AN UNEXPECTED KNOCK AT THE DOOR – BENEFITS From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Posted 30 July 2014: “Benefits and Work” Courtesy of <campaign@benefitsandwork.co.uk> An unexpected knock at the door. Someone standing there with an ID card claiming they have come to check if you are getting the correct benefits and could they please come in? What do you do? You do not have to be guilty of anything to find the possibility of such a visit very alarming – especially if you have a mental health condition made worse by stress and anxiety. Last month there was a…
  • UEA RESEARCH FINDS HOPE FOR MORE ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS OF MEMORY PROBLEMS

    Jeanne Hambleton
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:43 pm
    UEA RESEARCH FINDS HOPE FOR MORE ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS OF MEMORY PROBLEMS From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton  By Laura Potts       Embargo until Wednesday, July 30 2014 More accurate tests could be created to diagnose diseases such as Alzheimer’s or memory problems stemming from head injuries, leading to earlier intervention, according to new findings from the University of East Anglia (UEA). The research involved investigating the components of memory using a combination of tests and neuroimaging – a method that could be used to create a diagnostic tool for…
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  • DermTV Viewer Questions - August 2014

    Doctor
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Welcome to DermTV Viewer Questions for August 2014. This month’s questions come from YouTube viewers @CookieBear99, @JessicaU, @danniker, and @Monika Meghay, and DermTV.com viewers Reagan, Max, Wendy and Linda. Topics include sunscreen at night, zinc oxide, progressive exfoliation, over exfoliation, men using women’s skincare products, diluting sunscreens, IPL laser, sunscreen indoors, and more! YouTube Embed:  pD43JAX-IzU
  • Can You Exfoliate Skin Around Your Eyes

    Doctor
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Exfoliation is the single most important treatment you can do to achieve glowing, gorgeous skin. However, what about on the delicate eye area skin? In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz answers the question, "Can you exfoliate skin around your eyes?" YouTube Embed:  H2q3aa9qWgM
  • What is the Best Type of Sunscreen

    Doctor
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:59 pm
    The key to an effective sunscreen is that is has an SPF of at least 15 and contains broad spectrum / UVA protection. But does it need to be a lotion, a cream, spray, pads, gel, etc.? In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz discusses what the best type of sunscreen is. YouTube Embed:  _eFzYS_V3qw
  • DermTV Viewer Questions - July 2014

    Doctor
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Welcome to DermTV Viewer Questions for July 2014. In this episode, Dr. Schultz answers questions from DermTV.com viewers Amna, Oana, Valerie, and Joyceline, and YouTube viewers @danielaaltieva, @HissSpit Growl, @starslingr, and @Rebecca Wolfe. Topics include: when you need to apply sunscreen, self tanners, progressive exfoliation, daily exfoliation, does exfoliation prematurely age your skin, hayflick limit, topical antibiotics resistance, mixing antioxidants and exfoliants, exfoliation and rosacea, green tea antioxidant, picking the right sunscreen, and more! YouTube Embed:  x3feOevs0NE
  • Progressive Exfoliation

    Doctor
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Chemical exfoliation is the single most important treatment you can use for glowing, healthier and younger looking skin. And generally speaking, the higher strength the exfoliant, the more effective it is. Unfortunately, the higher the strength, the more irritating it can also be. In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz shares his Progressive Exfoliation method which enables you to use higher strength exfoliants without irritation. YouTube Embed:  6tZoIYl-3cQ
 
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  • Chronic Illness Support Groups Transform Life for Sufferers

    Vitals
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    Kotecki Vest was a broadcast journalist and political director. She stopped working after she was diagnosed with lupus. “My immune system is so low that picking up my children at school is a danger,” she says. “So I keep my sanity with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and wherever else we” — other lupus patients — “can [...]
  • ACA Costs: How Will ‘ObamaCare’ Impact Your Wallet?

    Vitals
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made health insurance available to people who previously could not get coverage because of pre-existing conditions or because they could not afford insurance. While there are many positives to the new law, there are some people claiming that the new insurance plans are still too expensive for the average [...]
  • How to Save Money on Health Insurance as Newlyweds

    Vitals
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Getting married entails major life changes, including joint finances and health insurance. Most newlyweds already have individual coverage, so they must decide which plan to keep and which one to abandon. If you’re making this choice, your main goal is probably saving money. Health insurance premiums can be pricey, especially for retired newlyweds or those [...]
  • Why It’s Time for a Health Care Marketplace

    Vitals
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    Health care consumers in the United States are entering a new era. Multiple forces are converging to drive the creation of a consumer retail market—one in which consumers can shop for medical and dental care in much the same way they shop for other goods and services. Chief among these forces is the high cost [...]
  • Health Care Heroes We Admire: Four Recent Whistle Blowers

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    It’s not easy to be a health care hero. To go against the grain and step out of line, especially in an industry like health care that is built on a strict chain of command: interns acquiesce to residents; residents must defer to fellows; specialists trump fellows. But each of the people profiled below felt [...]
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  • A very short intro to UBC Library for medical residents

    Dean Giustini
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Ubc medical residents 2014 from Dean Giustini
  • Barriers to doing research in health librarianship

    Dean Giustini
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    I thought this paper, though focussed on the UK, was applicable to the Canadian context. The major barriers identified were: lack of time and organizational support to engage in research a poorly organized research agenda and lack of strategic leadership lack of research confidence and skills among librarians  the health library community does not see itself as research oriented and tends not to prioritize important research questions Spring H. An investigation into the barriers to and priorities for research engagement in health librarianshipInt J Health Info Manage Res. Spring 2014.
  • Dig Deep Ask Your Medical Librarian!

    Dean Giustini
    20 Jun 2014 | 11:12 am
    Here are the posters which form the basis of a collaboration between the Medical Library Association & the Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA/ABSC). Note the two logos at the bottom of each poster. As the CHLA/ASBC Public Relations Director, I will look into printing these posters professionally so that you can buy copies for your library. Alternatively, you can copy the poster yourself locally. Stay tuned. ~Dean Dig Deep Ask Your Medical Librarian from Dean Giustini Medical Librarians: Your Ultimate Search Engine from Dean Giustini Medical Librarians: Your Best Return On…
  • A refreshing new medical librarian blog

    Dean Giustini
    13 Jun 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Ah, the power of the well-written blogpost – and, on a new blog from a newly-minted Australian hospital librarian (reminds me of my 1st days in hospital libraries) InfoSeer “My first month as a hospital librarian” http://queryinglibraries.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/what-is-it-like-to-be-a-hospital-librarian-my-first-month/ … medlibs canmedlibs Dean Giustini, MLS, MEd UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian Diamond Health Care Centre, VGH 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver BC t: 604.875.4505 dean.giustini@ubc.ca @giustini
  • Measuring value in health libraries, HLABC

    Dean Giustini
    5 Jun 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Demonstrating value : evaluation, assessment & other measures in health libraries from Dean Giustini HLABC value of libraries handout from Dean Giustini
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    Better Health

  • What Is The Most Important Quality In A Physician?

    Dr. Val Jones
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Medical errors are estimated to be the third leading cause of death in America’s hospitals. Though some of these errors are beyond physician control, many are the direct result of physician action and inaction. I spend a lot of time thinking about how to reduce these errors and I (like many of my peers) lose sleep over the mistakes I witness. When you ask patients what quality is most important in a physician, they often answer, “empathy.” I think that’s close, but not quite right. I know many “nice” and “supportive” doctors who have poor…
  • Why It’s So Tempting To Over-screen: A Personal Perspective

    Dr. Val Jones
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Health screening is part of good preventive care, though over-screening can lead to increased costs, and potential patient harm. Healthcare professional societies have recently developed excellent public service announcements describing the dangers of over-testing, and new research suggests that though additional medical interventions are associated with increased patient satisfaction, they also lead (ironically) to higher mortality rates. And so, in a system attempting to shift to a “less is more” model of healthcare, why is resistance so strong? When the USPSTF recommended…
  • Hospitalist Group Uses “Altered Mental Status” Code For All Inpatient Testing

    Dr. Val Jones
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Richmond, VA – In an effort to simplify inpatient medical billing, one area hospitalist group has determined that “altered mental status” (ICD-9 780.97) is the most efficient code for use in any patient work up. “When you enter a hospital, you’re bound to have some kind of mental status change,” said Dr. Fishbinder, co-partner of Area Hospitalists, PLLC. “Whether it’s confusion about where your room is located in relationship to the visitor’s parking structure, frustration with being woken up every hour or two to check your vital signs, or…
  • How To Be A Bad Gastroenterologist

    Dr. Val Jones
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    I am a regular reader of patient blogs, and I find myself frequently gasping at the mistreatment they experience at the hands of my peers. Yesterday I had the “pleasure” of being a patient myself, and found that my professional ties did not protect me from outrageously poor bedside manners. I suppose I’m writing this partly to vent, but also to remind healthcare professionals what not to do to patients waking up from anesthesia. I also think my experience may serve as a reminder that it’s ok to fire your doctor when conditions warrant. I chose my gastroenterologist…
  • How To Create Medical Research To Support Bogus Therapies, In Nine Easy Steps

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    Twenty years ago I started my job as ‘Professor of Complementary Medicine’ at the University of Exeter and became a full-time researcher of all matters related to alternative medicine. One issue that was discussed endlessly during these early days was the question whether alternative medicine can be investigated scientifically. There were many vociferous proponents of the view that it was too subtle, too individualised, too special for that and that it defied science in principle. Alternative medicine, they claimed, needed an alternative to science to be validated. I spent my time…
 
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    Medgadget

  • Wireless Eye Implant Continuously Measures Intraocular Pressure (VIDEO)

    Editors
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Measuring a person’s intraocular pressure (IOP) can help diagnose and monitor glaucoma, but just like blood pressure it varies and can be subject to the “white coat effect.” Continuous monitoring of IOP to detect spikes is practically impossible when using a traditional tonometer, but a new eye implant from Germany’s Implandata Ophthalmic Products that makes this possible has been implanted in a first patient as part of a European clinical trial. The trial of the Pro-IOP implant involves open angle glaucoma patients who are getting cataracts removed. As part of the…
  • Medtronic NuVent EM Sinus Dilation System with Electromagnetic Navigation Announced (VIDEO)

    Editors
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    Medtronic just launched its new NuVent EM Sinus Dilation System for the company’s Fusion ENT Navigation System. Unlike any other sinus dilation system it features electromagnetic navigation capabilities that help the surgeon place the balloon accurately every time. The device is factory calibrated and once plugged in the position of the tip is displayed in real time on the screen of the Fusion system. Medtronic is currently working on initiating clinical trials to extend the uses of the NuVent EM system for other procedures, including revision surgery. Features from the product page:…
  • Clever Medkits are a Smarter Way of Managing Emergencies in Workplace

    Editors
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Most work environments and institutions have med kits around just in case someone gets a cut, burn, or other minor injury. These are typically just hanging boxes with things like gloves, gauzes, and scissors stuffed inside. A new company called Clever Medkits out of New Zealand has completely redesigned the common med kit and added smart new features fit for the modern age. The kit is a big glowing green cross, making it easily identifiable for what it is. Once opened, all the tools and supplies are laid out in individual boxes and can be readily seen. A person not sure what is needed for a…
  • Intellijoint’s Hip Replacement Positioning System Cleared in U.S.

    Editors
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    Intellijoint Surgical (Waterloo, ON) won FDA clearance for its Intellijoint HIP system that’s used to help orthopedic surgeons measure leg length and hip offset during hip replacements. The system consists of two disposable sensors and a display computer that provides the readings. One of the sensors is placed on the pelvis while the other goes on the patient’s femur or acetabular cup instruments. The system then provides real-time feedback of the leg length and offset. The system uses optics to measure the distance between the sensors and works with any surgical approach or…
  • Vittamed’s Non-Invasive Intracranial Pressure and Cerebrovascular Autoregulation Monitors Cleared in EU (VIDEOS)

    Editors
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Vittamed out of Carlisle, MA received European CE Mark approval for its non-invasive intracranial pressure meter and non-invasive cerebrovascular autoregulation monitor. The Vittamed 205 intracranial pressure monitor works by applying pressure to the tissue surrounding the eye using a special pressure cuff. A Doppler ultrasound transducer placed over the eye measures blood flow through the intracranial and extracranial parts of the ophthalmic artery. The blood flow through the extracranial segment changes as the pressure is applied to the eye, while the intracranial segment responds to the…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) - DocMikeEvans animation video

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital.Written and Narrated by Dr. Mike Evans. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • National Library of Medicine, world's largest medical library, was a shelf of books in Surgeon General office in 1818

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world, started in 1818 as a shelf of books the office of the Surgeon General The National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world, began in 1818 as the US Army Medical Library, in Washington, DC, essentially a shelf of books in the office of Joseph Lovell, then Surgeon General and the head of the Army Medical Department. By the time of the Civil War the book collection consisted of about 2000 volumes and, no longer fitting in the office, was moved to a bank building.The library, then as now, was constantly…
  • Top medicine articles for July 2014

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes' http://buff.ly/1hTE5RuDoctor’s Salaries Are Not the Big Cost - NYTimes http://buff.ly/QWe2lx -- "There is a startling secret behind America’s health care hierarchy: Physicians, the most highly trained members in the industry’s work force, are on average right in the middle of the compensation pack. That is because the biggest bucks are currently earned not through the delivery of care, but from overseeing the business of medicine.The base pay of insurance…
  • Pancreatic Cancer - 2014 update from Am Fam Physician

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pancreatic cancer remains the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Risk factors include:- family history- smoking- chronic pancreatitis- obesity- diabetes mellitus- heavy alcohol use- possible dietary factorsSymptomsBecause more than two-thirds of adenocarcinomas occur in the head of the pancreas, abdominal pain, jaundice, pruritus, dark urine, and acholic stools may be presenting symptoms. DiagnosisIn symptomatic patients, the serum tumor marker cancer antigen 19-9 can be used to confirm the diagnosis and to predict prognosis and recurrence after resection.
  • Exercise may keep you young - how exactly? (DW video)

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    How exercise keeps us young | In Good Shape - DW Interview - YouTube http://buff.ly/1hNElr1 -- The sports medicine expert Dr. Fernando Dimeo explains why. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
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  • Why Predicting The Future Is Not Possible Without Knowing Today’s Trends

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    Minsuk Cho, South Korean architect, curates an “epic-scale show about both Koreas” at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale. One of the most exciting projects they present there... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Would You Volunteer for Google’s Moonshot Medical Study?

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    The new moonshot project from Google is to create a Google Maps of the human body including molecular and genomic information as well. The Personal Genome Project (PGP) had a similar mission years... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Future of Glasses and Wearable Technology: Documentary

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    Watch this rather long documentary about the future of glasses, augmented reality and wearable technology to get ideas about what is coming towards us in medicine and healthcare.   Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    As a medical futurist, I work on bringing disruptive technologies to medicine & healthcare; assisting medical professionals and students in using these in an efficient and secure way; and... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Reinventing The Medical Curriculum

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Medical curriculum worldwide cannot meet the needs of today’s e-patients and technologies any more, therefore there is time for a substantial change. Good examples are sporadic but at least... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
 
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • Implementing Health Reform: King Plaintiffs Ask For Supreme Court Review

    Timothy Jost
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    On July 31, 2014, Michael Carvin, attorney for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, one of two parallel cases challenging an IRS rule allowing premium tax credits to be issued by federally facilitated exchange, filed a petition for a writ of certioriari in the United States Supreme Court. The petition asks the Court to review the Fourth Circuit decision affirming Judge James Spencer's ruling rejecting their claim. As was described here in detail last week, ACA opponents lost in the Fourth Circuit in a unanimous decision in King v. Burwell but won a split decision in the District of Columbia…
  • Seeing Clinician Slack As A Strategic Investment

    Roy Rosin
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    Editor's note: In addition to Roy Rosin, this post is also coauthored by Evan Fieldston and David Asch.  The French filmmaker Jean Renoir said, “the foundation of all civilization is loitering,” expressing the view that transformative value is created when people have time to step back and imagine a better way. Most businesses today seem to take a contrary position. Organizations in health care and beyond have spent a generation attacking slack, removing inefficiencies within processes and budgets. The narrow operating margins of health systems have led many to turn to companies such as…
  • IOM Graduate Medical Education Report: Better Aligning GME Funding With Health Workforce Needs

    Edward Salsberg
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    After nearly two years of deliberation, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education (GME) has issued its report. It presents a strong case for the need for change and a strong case for its recommendations. The members of the Committee and the IOM are to be commended for their hard work, vision, and a high quality report. The report presents a clear path to a system that would help produce a physician workforce better aligned with the nation’s needs and a framework for a rational and defensible expenditure of nearly 15 billion…
  • Individual Patient Expanded Access: Developing Principles For A Structural And Regulatory Framework

    Darshak Sanghavi
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Editor's note: In addition to Meaghan George, Sara Bencic and Darshak Sanghavi also coauthored this post.  Individual patient expanded access, sometimes termed “compassionate use,” refers to situations where access to a drug still in the development process is granted to patients on a case-by-case basis outside of a clinical trial, prior to completion of mandated clinical trials and approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This typically involves filing a single patient or emergency investigational new drug (IND) request with the Food and Drug Administration and voluntary…
  • Five Engagements That Will Define The Future Of Health

    Alan Weil
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    I recently had the pleasure of opening and moderating the first day of the 2014 Colorado Health Symposium, which had as its theme “Transforming Health: The Power of Engagement.”  I found thinking about engagement, well, engaging, and in this post I summarize the keynote presentation I gave at the conference. Engagement has many meanings, including some negative ones (such as “a hostile encounter between military forces”).  I focused on engagement as “emotional involvement or commitment” and described five engagements that will define the future of health.
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  • I’m not worried about ICD-10. Here’s why.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/p-j-parmar" rel="tag">P.J. Parmar, MD</a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It is possible to categorize every human ailment, and assign every disease a code. This is called the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which was first formalized as a short list of malaises at a meeting in Paris in 1900. Since then, this list has been revised ten times, getting longer each time, in an effort to aid epidemiological and policy matters around the world. The ninth edition (ICD-9) has been around since 1975 as a bible-thick book with about 13,000 codes. For example, 786.5 means chest pain. On the other end, some codes are as specific as E845.0: “accident involving…
  • Measuring the value of emergency department care

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/robbin-dick" rel="tag">Robbin Dick, MD</a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Emergency department directors measure value in their departments with a number of metrics that are tracked religiously: door-to-provider times, ambulance drop-off times, left without being seen rates, length of stay for discharged patients, diversion hours, and 72-hour returns all come to mind. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • A short term focus on costs is expensive in the long run

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/adam-philip-stern" rel="tag">Adam Philip Stern, MD</a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Mr. D was my patient in the partial hospital program for the chronically and persistently mentally ill, and he was barely maintaining the level of functioning necessary to remain outside of the inpatient unit. A middle aged man with long-term psychotic and depressive symptoms, Mr. D’s care was made even more complicated by an extensive history of alcohol dependence and intravenous drug use that had left him with a severely damaged liver. A combination of hepatitis C viral infection and long-term daily alcohol use had left his body without the tools most of us take for granted in being able…
  • The problematic impact of To Err is Human

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/thomas-d-guastavino" rel="tag">Thomas D. Guastavino, MD</a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    November, 1999 was a watershed for physicians. It is then that the infamous “To Err is Human” report was issued by the Institute of Medicine claiming that close to 100,000 patients were needlessly dying due to preventable medical errors. The report was a bombshell, having a significant impact on how medicine was practiced. 15 years later we are still evaluating that impact. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Reflecting on the first month as a new physician

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/amy-ho" rel="tag">Amy Ho, MD</a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    July as a newly minted intern: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The only analogy I can make is you feel like a middle school kid sitting in a PhD course, desperately trying to back-learn everything in a language of acronym alphabet soup you’ve never heard before. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
 
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    James Clear

  • Habit Stacking: How to Build New Habits by Taking Advantage of Old Ones

    James Clear
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:06 pm
    In 2007, researchers at Oxford University started peering into the brains of newborn babies. What they found was surprising. After comparing the newborn brains to the normal adult human, the researchers realized that the average adult had 41 percent fewer neurons than the average newborn. [1] At first glance, this discovery didn’t make sense. If babies have more neurons, then why are adults smarter and more skilled? Let’s talk about what is going on here, why this is important, and what it has to do with building better habits and mastering your mental and physical performance.
  • What Are You Measuring In Your Life?

    James Clear
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Imagine this… Someone walks into the gym, warms up, does a little bit of this exercise, does a little bit of that exercise, bounces around to a few machines, maybe hops on the treadmill, finishes their workout, and leaves the gym. This isn’t a critique of their workout. In fact, it’s quite possible that they got a nice workout in. So, what is notable about this situation? They didn’t measure anything. They didn’t track their workout. They didn’t count reps or weight or time or speed or any other metric. And so, they have no basis for knowing if they are…
  • How to Solve Big Problems: Lessons Learned From Cancer Scientists

    James Clear
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    In late November of 1991, a three-year-old girl was diagnosed with leukemia. There was a 30 percent chance she would die. In the coming months, she would receive a long list of chemotherapy drugs: 6MP, asparaginase, methotrexate, prednisone, and vincrinstine. The miracle was not only that these drugs could potentially cure her, but that they existed at all. In his fantastic book, The Emperor of All Maladies, author and physician Sid Mukherjee explains the history of cancer and how brilliant physicians and scientists finally began to discover cures for the disease. You see, for many years,…
  • How to Build Expertise, Talent, and Skill: Lessons From Peyton Manning

    James Clear
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:11 pm
    It was the first game of the season and Peyton Manning, one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the National Football League, already had a chance to set another NFL record. Late in the fourth quarter, with the ball on his own 22-yard-line, Manning stepped up to the line of scrimmage and surveyed the defense. Just before snapping the ball, he noticed something. The Baltimore Ravens defenders were moving around in front of Manning, preparing for the play, but something didn’t feel right. After the game, Manning would simply say that he “saw something.” [1, 2]…
  • How to Build a New Habit: This is Your Strategy Guide

    James Clear
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:44 pm
    According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day. [1] Understanding how to build new habits (and how your current ones work) is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general. But there can be a lot of information out there and most of it isn’t very simple to digest. To solve this problem and break things down in a very simple manner, I have created this strategy guide for building new habits that actually stick. Even more detailed information is available in my free guide,…
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    Dr. Wes

  • Fail Maintenance of Certification? I Need Your Help

    DrWes
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    With the increasing failure rate of first-time test takers of the American Board of Medical Specialties' Maintenance of Certification program, no study of the impact of failing the examination upon physicians (and the patients they serve) has occurred.  Specifically, I am interested in the economic, professional and psychologic consequences of failing the Maintenance of Certification examination
  • Should Cardiologists Boycott the 2014 TCT/ACC Conference?

    DrWes
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Yesterday, I noticed a tweet from @angioplastyorg announcing that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be this year's keynote speaker at the Transcatheter Therapeutics Conference (TCT) in Washington, DC.  The TCT occurs each year in partnership with the American College of Cardiology.  Most doctors probably won't think much of this, but for many who spend 12 hours or more each day in
  • MOC Points: The New Physician Currency

    DrWes
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    "Oh my God, I can't believe how complicated the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Board of Internal Medicine has made this whole Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process!" "Yeah, pretty amazing, isn't it?  10 points here, 10 points there, 20 points for a (required) Practice Improvement Module, then another 10 points if you complete another module online.  And after all
  • What Main Stream Media Misses in the MOC Debate

    DrWes
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    This morning the American Board of Medical Specialties' (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program debate reached a larger mainstream media audience when the Wall Street Journal published their article by Melissa Beck entitled "Skill Reviews Upset Doctors." While it is certainly nice to see an article reaching the main stream media concerning doctors' concerns with the MOC program, the
  • An Insider's Guide to a Health Care Policy White Paper

    DrWes
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    Do you want to "raise awareness" of how physician quality and value information impacts health care decision making?   Do you want to spin your data via the Associated Press internationally? Just have the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation pay for a survey! We all know how great surveys are, especially when you design it to "raise awareness" for the low, low price of $604,454! For that price, you
 
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  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week 5 minutes can add years to your life, rethinking food prices, and the unseen health benefits of trees. Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. (And yes, I took that pepper heart pic myself). Links of the week The Health Benefits of Trees <<Trees aren’t usually the…
  • Processed Food vs Real Food: Why Nutrition Science is So Confusing (and what to do about it)

    Darya Rose
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Photo by Daniel Gois Recently a reader asked me a simple question that I’m surprised I don’t hear more often, “Why are processed foods so bad?” She had been having a nutrition debate with her boyfriend. She reads Summer Tomato regularly, but was having trouble describing the health difference between the Real Food I recommend daily and the processed foods I warn against. What exactly is the evidence? Great question. The answer in some ways is just as simple: we don’t know. Unfortunately that isn’t very satisfying intellectually, and our attempts to create…
  • The Convenience Illusion

    Darya Rose
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by dickuhne The number one excuse I hear for why someone can’t eat healthier is lack of time. Fast food is just so convenient, they argue. Cooking is so much work, they insist. Then there’s the shopping. Who has time for that? Why can’t there just be healthy fast food? Healthy fast food is the holy grail for some, but if you look more carefully you’ll see it is an illusion. Lack of time is not the reason people don’t eat healthy. Poor time management isn’t even the reason. As most healthy eaters know, we don’t spend any more time feeding…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week eating with others transcends better health, the new tastebuds on the block, and why to avoid certain peaches. Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. (And yes, I took that pepper heart pic myself). Links of the week The Importance of Eating Together…
  • Foodist Approved: Huck’s Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

    Elyse Kopecky
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Huck’s homemade dog treats Our dog Huck turned the big one-year-old today. Seems like just yesterday that we brought him home. Remember meeting nine-week-old Huckaboo? Well, we can definitely no longer hold him in one hand! Huck’s been an extra patient pup now that he has a baby sister, so he deserved to be spoiled on his birthday. After a romp in the dog park, I set out to make homemade dog treats. I decided to combine two of Huck’s favorites—peanut butter and pumpkin. The cookies actually turned out tasty (yes I tried one!) and are much healthier (and way less expensive) than…
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    Daily Health Bulletin

  • 14 Food Combos To Improve Your Life, Part 1

    support
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:26 am
    Isn’t it great when two good things combine to create something even better? This is exactly the case with the food combos we’re sharing with you here. All seven are readily available, tasty combos you can add to your diet right away. 1. Green Tea + Lemon = Healthy Heart Green tea is good for the heart due to catechins, a powerful antioxidant that’s naturally abundant in green tea. When researchers added lemon juice to the tea, the availability of those beneficial catechins skyrocketed, from 20% to 80%. 2. Broccoli + Tomatoes = Cancer Fighting Cancer fighters on their own,…
  • 4 Nutrients Every Adult Needs

    support
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:21 am
    It might surprise you to learn that many adults don’t get enough of the important nutrients we need to keep our bodies healthy and strong. Four nutrients in particular were singled out in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans as “of concern” because too many of us aren’t getting enough of these essentials. Here are the four, how much you need and the best ways to get them. 1. Potassium (4,700 milligrams a day) is an essential when it comes to managing blood pressure, potassium lowers blood pressure, sodium raises it. This mineral may also help with kidney stones…
  • Better Work/Life Balance: 5 Tips

    support
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:12 am
    It’s hard to juggle the demands of work, and the responsibilities of home… everyone agrees to this yet many of us are putting in extra hours, using smartphones or tablets to be available when we are away from work. This makes it harder than it’s ever been to strike that all-important balance between work and home. If you aren’t fortunate enough to have control over the hours you have to put in, you can look for other ways to bring joy and fun into your life. Focus your effort and attention on the things you can affect, and make changes there. Here are five great ideas…
  • 10 Never-Ignore Symptoms For Women

    support
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:06 am
    Nothing elicits real fear like the word cancer attached to your own name, so it makes sense to be watchful when it comes to symptoms you experience that don’t seem right. There are cases, too many of them, when having all the screenings right on time is simply not enough to catch a cancer. Sometimes it’s simple timing… a scan was done before cancer was present, or at a detectible size. Screenings alone are not enough, vigilance is also call for in the fight to prevent cancer.. Fear is natural, understandable and nothing to feel badly about. Change is not an easy thing to…
  • Which Burns More Calories, Running Or Walking?

    support
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:59 pm
    You may have heard that running or walking one mile burns the same number of calories, despite the difference in exercise, but this is not true. So let’s settle this ongoing debate, once and for all. Experts recommend adults do two types of activity each week – moderate intensity aerobics and muscle strengthening, but they now understand that calories burned by either activity are impacted by many factors. Turns out, the distance itself isn’t really involved with the total calories you burn with a walk or run. How long you exercise, how fast/hard the session is, your…
 
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • How does Sherpaa choose its network of specialists we refer to?

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:11 pm
    I’m been a bit silent lately. Sherpaa is moving to a much larger office in Soho on Friday and we’ve been quite busy. But here’s one of the many things we’ve been working on. sherpaa: Sherpaa has an internal team devoted exclusively to building and optimizing a group of specialists our full-time doctors here at Sherpaa refer to when you need to be seen in person. This only happens about 30% of the time, but when you need to be physically examined, our mission is to send you to the highest quality doctor where you’ll have the best experience. Essentially, out of the…
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  • I'm speaking about the future of healthcare delivery on June 12th. You should come.

    3 Jun 2014 | 9:16 am
    Although there is a ton of activity in healthcare right now in terms of new apps, new health data companies, new ways to purchase health insurance, etc…there are very few companies tackling the most profound part of healthcare that’s broken and ripe for disruption— the delivery of healthcare. What does it mean to “go to the doctor?” When do you need to actually see a doctor in person vs. just talk with a doctor?” Here at Sherpaa, we’re preventing 70% of office visits from happening at all. That is a fundamentally massive change. It’s true healthcare…
  • My grandfather turned 94 two weeks ago. He’s been a wealth...

    28 May 2014 | 2:40 pm
    My grandfather turned 94 two weeks ago. He’s been a wealth of influence in my life, but there’s one thing he’s regularly told me: "If you sit down, you’ll never stand up." He’s always been moving. He’s been the most active man I’ve ever known and his long life has been his reward. A new groundbreaking study just published in JAMA suggests that: Regular exercise, including walking, significantly reduces the chance that a frail older person will become physically disabled, according to one of the largest and longest-running studies of its kind to date. While everyone knows that…
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    ScienceRoll

  • Why Predicting The Future Is Not Possible Without Knowing Today’s Trends

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    Minsuk Cho, South Korean architect, curates an “epic-scale show about both Koreas” at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale. One of the most exciting projects they present there is the result of how architects of North Korea designed the future of houses and cities without actually ever leaving the country or studying about other city design in details. Look what kind of futuristic concepts they came up with while, for instance, keeping the old types of phones alive, not really moving forward with the advances of technology. It clearly shows how important it is to stay…
  • Would You Volunteer for Google’s Moonshot Medical Study?

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    The new moonshot project from Google is to create a Google Maps of the human body including molecular and genomic information as well. The Personal Genome Project (PGP) had a similar mission years ago, but this one seems to be even bigger. The 175 healthy people will go through an exam that includes the collection of body fluids like blood and saliva, after which Google X researchers will review what they have learnt and engage researchers at Duke University and Stanford University for a much larger study. The eventual aim is for Baseline to act as a reference for the chemistry of a well-run,…
  • Future of Glasses and Wearable Technology: Documentary

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    Watch this rather long documentary about the future of glasses, augmented reality and wearable technology to get ideas about what is coming towards us in medicine and healthcare.  
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    As a medical futurist, I work on bringing disruptive technologies to medicine & healthcare; assisting medical professionals and students in using these in an efficient and secure way; and educating e-patients about how to become equal partners with their caregivers. I publish a daily newsletter about the future of medicine, and share related news almost every hour on Twitter. Scienceroll.com is updated on a regular basis about the future of healthcare with an emphasis on social media. Here is my white paper, The Guide to the Future of Medicine. I’m the author of Social Media…
  • Reinventing The Medical Curriculum

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Medical curriculum worldwide cannot meet the needs of today’s e-patients and technologies any more, therefore there is time for a substantial change. Good examples are sporadic but at least exist. At Monash University, they developed a kit of 3D-printed anatomical body parts to revolutionize medical education and training. I studied anatomy when I was a medical student from books with tiny font sizes and old atlases. Here is how it can be a different experience. The 3D Printed Anatomy Series kit, to go on sale later this year, could have particular impact in developing countries where…
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    annesamoilov.com

  • Is Your Business Growing Or Not + Using Google Analytics and SEO To Find Out (FLS 017)

    Anne Samoilov
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Is your business growing or failing? How do you tell? Where do you go for answers? I’ll tell you where -> one place that always gives you information that you may or may not want to look at is in the data – you know, the stuff you find in Google Analytics. Today’s episode features Google Analytics and SEO expert Liz Lockard. I met Liz way back in 2012 during one of the first rounds of Fearless Launching. I was¦ Read More » The post Is Your Business Growing Or Not + Using Google Analytics and SEO To Find Out (FLS 017) appeared first on .
  • How to launch your next online program like JLO

    Anne Samoilov
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    Today’s post addresses a fear many of you may have experienced before you completely figured out how to launch your first something… It’s a fear that comes up especially because you’re asking people to buy something from you for the very first time. The fear of being too promotional. If you’re anything like me, then you’ve felt that fear – that people want you to just shut up already. The fear that people will hate you and your business will fail because¦ Read More » The post How to launch your next online program like JLO appeared first on .
  • Get To Know Laura Roeder’s Social Media Scheduling + Automation Secret Weapon (FLS 016)

    Anne Samoilov
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s episode is interview LKR Social Media founder and CEO Laura Roeder. Laura and I have been friends for several years — we worked side by side for 3 years when I was Project Manager and Director of Operations for her company before jumping into a 100% focus on my own business. I sat down with Laura to chat with her about a brand new product she’s created called Edgar. If you haven’t met Edgar yet, you’ll want to listen¦ Read More » The post Get To Know Laura Roeder’s Social Media Scheduling + Automation Secret Weapon (FLS 016) appeared first on .
  • Start your business. Shape your body and mind with Erin Stutland (FLS 015)

    Anne Samoilov
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today’s episode features Erin Stutland.  I worked with Erin on her first launch of the Shrink Session workout and since then the program has grown like crazyyyyy. I pulled Erin into the launch lair to talk about her recent amazingness launch for Shrink Session and the free challenge that blew the roof off the launch…but what we ended up talking about was how Erin’s launched other programs, changed her business over time. We talk fear, fun, and crushing it.  Enjoy¦ Read More » The post Start your business. Shape your body and mind with Erin Stutland (FLS 015) appeared first…
 
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    AstroNutrition

  • L-Tryptophan: For Depression, Anxiety, Sleep Disorders & More

    AstroNutrition
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:23 pm
    L-Tryptophan, or simply tryptophan, is an amino acid found in many different protein-rich foods. Like most amino acids, tryptophan is used by your body to build new proteins. But tryptophan has many other uses. Most notably, tryptophan is converted in the brain into the neurotransmitter serotonin, an important chemical that influences mood and overall wellbeing.  read more
  • Product Focus: Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals HydroxyElite

    AstroNutrition
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Some weight loss supplements are designed for casual dieters, those people looking to drop a few extra pounds without going hardcore. HydroxyElite by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is not one of those products. If you’re looking for a fatburner that encourages extreme fat loss, then Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals HydroxyElite is a weight loss supplement that deserves your attention.  read more
  • Product Focus: Happy Pills by Brain Pharma

    AstroNutrition
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    It’s Friday, your boss comes into the office and throws down a stack of papers and tells you to finish every task before you leave or you can kiss your Saturday goodbye. You feel your blood start to boil, your hand shakes, and you notice your fingers curling into a fist. read more
  • Synephrine (Bitter Orange): An Effective Ephedrine Alternative

    AstroNutrition
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Since the 2004 FDA ban on ephedrine and ephedrine-containing products, people looking to lose weight and stimulate their workouts have been searching for an effective replacement. Well, the search is over. Synephrine, also known as bitter orange, is a chemical similar to ephedrine that provides many of the same benefits.What is Synephrine? read more
  • GABA Supplement Benefits: Anxiety Relief

    AstroNutrition
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Sometimes nerves get the better of us. If you’re like me, you may experience anxiety that can distract you and keep you from accomplishing your goals. Anxiety can even get in the way of a healthy functioning relationship by interrupting how you react to people in the workplace or other potentially stressful environments. read more
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    totalhealth - Authoritative Medical Information from Senior Doctors

  • London Consultant Neurosurgery Team

    Total Health
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Lead Consultant Neurosurgeon, Mr Ranjeev Bhangoo explains that the aim of neurosurgery has always been to gain the maximum benefit with the minimum amount of risk. So how does modern neurosurgery achieve this aim for patients? The three guiding principles of neurosurgery: read more
  • Latest Cardiology Advances - what the experts say

    Total Health
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:35 am
    Technology and the treatment for heart conditions have made giant leaps forward recently, but the heart is complicated and understanding what is now available to which patients can be confusing. The best way to unravel some of the secrets of the heart is to ask the leading heart experts to explain basic questions such as: 1. Should i see a cardiacRelating to the heart surgeon, a cardiologist or an electrophysician? 2. What is the best type of pacemakerA small electrical device that functions to maintain a normal heart rate.? read more
  • Problem drinking in midlife doubles chance of memory problems in later life

    Total Health
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:21 am
    A new study suggests that middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking are more than twice as likely to suffer from severe memory impairment in later life. The study points to a previously unknown link between harmful patterns of alcohol consumption and problems with memory in later in life, which may place people at a high risk of developing dementiaDecline in mental capacity, brain functioning and memory that affects day-to-day living.. read more
  • Short bursts of exercise can transform health of elderly people

    Total Health
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:43 am
    The health of elderly people can be dramatically improved with high-intensity training (HIT) a new study carried out by a team of scientists at Abertay University has shown. Thepilot study involving 12 pensioners is the first time that HIT, which involves pushing yourself to your limits for a short period of time, has been tested in an older population. read more
  • Breast cancer patients to get single dose targeted radiotherapy treatment

    Total Health
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    A ground-breaking approach to treating breast cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. with a single targeted shot of radiationEnergy in the form of waves or particles, including radio waves, X-rays and gamma rays. has been approved by NICE for use within the NHS. read more
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    FitnessOver50.org

  • Benefits of Using Knee Sleeves

    Steve
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    If you are experiencing knee pain while working out then using rogue knee sleeves might help you in your quest to work out without experiencing any pain. Working out is an important part of many people’s day and having pain get in the way of a good workout is not a good thing. One doesn’t want to stop working out just because they are experiencing a bit of pain, but no one wants to work out while in pain. Working out is not only a fun activity to engage in, but it is also important to a persons health to continue to work out. But doing so while in pain can be nearly impossible,…
  • Five Easy Steps To Maintaining A Healthy Heart

    Dusty
    6 Dec 2013 | 12:18 pm
    Your heart is an amazing organ. It beats over 2.5 billion times during the average lifetime. However, sedentary living, stress and poor eating habits can take a toll on your heart’s health. That is why more people die from heart disease than any other health condition. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to keep your heart healthy. Below are some tips for keeping your heart healthy: Watch What You Eat The food that you eat could have a positive or negative effect on your heart’s health. A diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables will help keep your heart…
  • 5 Ways to Take a Moment in Your Hectic Schedule to Relax

    Dusty
    6 Dec 2013 | 10:45 am
    The modern way of life is often hectic, so for your own sanity, it is important to find ways of decompressing throughout the day. Just a few minutes of relaxation here and there can do wonders for your overall outlook. Here are five ways that you can relax when the world seems to be closing in around you.   Take a Power Nap   This isn’t that easy to do in some circumstances, but if you have some degree of control over your work environment, you should try to schedule just a short nap at some point in your day. If you’re lucky enough to work from home, you can actually…
  • Three Ways to Relieve Back Pain

    Steve
    5 Nov 2013 | 6:07 am
    If you have ever suffered from back pain, you know that it is excruciating. No matter how you sit or lay down, any movement will send jolts of pain that radiates across the muscles and bones. Many people turn to painkillers and medications to mask the pain, but there are alternative methods to relieve back pain and get the mobility and flexibility returned. Stretching is a good way to relieve back pain. Slowly bend down and touch your toes and hold that position for ten breaths. This will loosen up the muscles and allow them to resettle back into their normal position. It works better if you…
  • Am I an Alcoholic?

    Steve
    30 Aug 2013 | 2:58 am
    Dealing with addiction is a difficult game to play. When you become addicted to a substance, you allow that substance to take over your life. You are no longer free to make your own choices, as your addiction comes to control how you think, where you go, who you choose to talk to. Falling victim to your addiction is a dangerous thing to do. If you or someone you know has shown evidence of substance abuse, there is help out there for you. Through rehabilitation programs and lots of hard work, you can get back on your feet in no time through residential treatment services provided by…
 
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    Fitho

  • 6 Weight Loss Myths That Misguide You

    shubhananda
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    Usually, we believe what we want to believe. That’s why we sometimes are a few logics away from truth, mistaking myths to be facts. With obesity becoming a serious issue, it’s that wake-up time for all of us to be aware of what’s myth and what’s fact, when it comes to the common and popular...Read More
  • 11 Ways To Lose Weight Without Spending Much Money

    Swati Kapoor
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    To be fit and healthy is everybody’s goal in today’s life of hectic hurry and fast business.We spend a lot of money on our fitness efforts, either buying gym instruments or buying the expensive weight loss pills that are widely advertised.But, have you ever thought that you can lose weight in simple and healthy manner...Read More
  • Is Your Sodium Intake Aging You Faster?

    Sakshi Dusat
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:05 am
    The bodies of different people age at different rates. The exact biological reasons for the rate of aging are not known as yet, but there are many theories behind it. If you indulge in processed, salty foods and/or high sugar foods and are also overweight, then you are at a serious risk of aging faster....Read More
  • Ways to stop emotional eating

    Bhawna Gupta
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:26 am
    Many people tend to eat according to the state of their emotions. For example, if they are happy they will eat their favourite pizzas or burgers and if they are sad they will eat ice-cream or chocolate to lift their mood. Eating triggered by emotion and not hunger is often called emotional eating that can...Read More
  • What is quinoa and what are its health benefits?

    Sakshi Dusat
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Have you ever wondered whether the cereal you are consuming at breakfast is high on nutrition or not?  Well, quinoa (pronounced as keen-waah) is a healthy breakfast option that includes all the nutrients found in a healthy cereal and more. Quinoa is a seed native to the Andes mountains in South America and used to...Read More
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    Diet, Health and Fitness Tips Lisa Johnson Fitness

  • Recovering From an Injury: When You Should Rest and How to Get Back Into a Training Schedule

    Lisa Johnson
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hop-a-long Catastrophe. That was a nickname I earned at the tender age of two. I’m one of many, though you might not see us at first glance. We’re a sporty bunch, perhaps suffering from more verve than athleticism, but we attack our activities with gusto. Occasionally, though, the activities attack back and we wind up injured. As I mentioned, it started early for me. My pediatrician, an incredibly patient man, was discussing my ability to get in trouble with my Mom. As he spoke, I careened down the hall of his office, slammed into a door, landed on my rump, vaulted back up, and tottered…
  • Paralympics and Boston Bombing Victims

    Lisa Johnson
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:46 am
    credit: flickr.com/lynnguan Recently I wrote about the Boston Marathon bombing and my thoughts about this year’s pending race. I’m conflicted for sure … but one piece of my research that I thought was kind of amazing was how a former Paralympic athlete has reached out to bombing victims providing them with prosthetics. New Yorker Amy Palmiero-Winters is nothing short of amazing. Losing part of one leg from a motorcycle accident in 1994, she didn’t let it slow her down one bit. No, really, I mean not one bit. She is the world’s fastest female in the marathon for…
  • The Boston Marathon Cometh: I’m Not Ready

    Lisa Johnson
    23 Mar 2014 | 10:49 am
    Credit: Boston Magazine, their famous cover Last year I was playing tennis with my family when we heard the bombs go off. I looked up to the clear blue sky and thought maybe it was a plane going by; one of us said it was probably a truck. About an hour later I knew what happened because a couple dozen people on Twitter were looking for me to see if I was okay. I had written a blog post just that morning about how much I love the Boston Marathon and I had spent an hour or so along the course near my home screaming until I was hoarse (like I always do) and introducing my son to the joys of…
  • If I Couldn’t Walk (The Paralympics Are Here)

    Lisa Johnson
    9 Mar 2014 | 11:50 am
    credit: Flickr When I was a kid, I read the book Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter. The main character, a young girl, has a very sunny outlook on life, which she shares with everyone else in her small town. But her disposition is tested when she gets hit by a car and loses the use of her legs, unable to find anything positive in the situation. Buoyed by the townspeople she helped, Pollyanna is able to turn her initial anger and bitterness around, finding a way to fight through it and make her way in the world. The story has always stayed with me, but at the time when I first read the book, my…
  • I Broke Myself

    Lisa Johnson
    15 Feb 2014 | 8:12 am
    Can’t wait to go kayaking again Sometimes my body gives me a warning shot and I ignore it.  This is always a bad move.  Thursday it was a somewhat crick-y back that I silently willed to leave me alone.  So, Friday morning when I hobbled out of bed bent over I realized I’d been bitch-slapped.  My body does not fool around, when it wants attention it demands it. This is entirely my fault and I was kinda being dodgy.  Barely doing Pilates, barely walking with all this cold and snow, barely hooping or Spinning.  A very hectic two weeks at work didn’t help, there were…
 
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    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India » Health & Fitness

  • Exercises for better eyesight

    Gautam
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    In the time it will take you to read this page (five minutes, we anticipate, for the slow reader), you would have blinked 60 times. Of all the muscles present in your body, those that control your eyes are the most hardworking.Yet, when was the last time you exercised your eyes?Nahur resident Rajesh Arjun Chavan, 38, spends 10 minutes every day doing just that. The marketing professional was diagnosed with macular degeneration, a condition that results in steady loss of vision in the centre of the visual field due to damage to the retina, in both eyes. By the time he was eight years old, his…
  • 2 min of exercise helps elderly stay healthy

    Gautam
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    It doesn’t require seven days a week exercise that the current Government guidelines promote. People should do muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week that work all major muscle groups such as legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms, the Daily Expressreported. Experts found that a quick blast of activity staves off the ravages of time and makes for a fit and healthy old age by cutting blood pressure and improving performance in everyday tasks. Dr John Babraj from Abertay University in Dundee, said that as long as people put their maximal effort, whatever…
  • When not to exercise

    Gautam
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    There are certain times when you shouldn’t be exercising at all, when you can safely stop training and don’t have to blame yourself for being lazyWe are so busy trying to keep fit these days that we overlook the times when it’s essential to stop training. Look through these specific times when it is okay to make an excuse to not step into the gym or park.When you’re unwellEven if you have a common cold, refrain from exercising when you are physically unwell. Your immune system is weaker during a prolonged illness and a workout will only strain it further. Exercising in…
  • 7 super ways you won’t have breast cancer

    Gautam
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:27 am
    In the last 25 years, the incidence of breast cancer among Indian women has risen.According to information available on the Tata Memorial Hospital’s website worldwide, breast cancer is the most common of all cancers and is the leading cause of cancer deaths. In fact, a recent study of breast cancer risk in India revealed that one in 28 women develops breast cancer during her lifetime. This is higher in urban areas (one in 22) compared to rural areas, where the risk is lower at one in 60 women.But there is no single cause, says Lester Barr, breast cancer surgeon and chairman of the…
  • 11 crucial minerals for your body

    Gautam
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    Together, minerals make up a mere four per cent of your body, but their role in its effective functioning is crucial. Girgaum based family physician, Dr Krishnakant Dhebri sees five patients with mineral deficiency every day (vegetarians are worse hit) defines essential minerals as “keystones to our health”. It’s a fitting label considering they help carry out crucial functions, and a deficiency leads to worrying symptoms. “A poor diet is often the key reason for mineral deficiency,” says Dhebri, adding, “Commonly, patients are found deficient in iron,…
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • At 87 Years Old, for the First Time in My Life I Feel Beautiful, Both Inside and Out

    Guest
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! After reading last week’s success story post and all the comments from people who wanted to hear from someone my age, I thought I could be that inspiration telling my primal story. I am 87 years young and found the primal lifestyle about…
  • The Case for Structure (and 6 Tactics That Can Come in Handy)

    Mark Sisson
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    One of the things I love most about the Primal Blueprint is its malleability. It’s not a hard-nosed agenda or nauseating treatise of commandments. It’s a loose set of suggestions that together take a general and dynamic shape a person can then apply in whatever way works for his or her life. The fact is, I’m a casual, go with the flow kind of person. Living in California all these decades helps that. Frankly, I chafe against too many rules. I don’t like to have my choices confined into a ready-made box of someone else’s design. I set up the PB with that point very much in mind. (If…
  • PUFA-rama: The Rise of Vegetable Oils

    Guest
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Death by Food Pyramid has received almost nothing but 5-star reviews since Primal Blueprint Publishing released it at the end of last year. It’s undoubtedly a hit within the community, and I think it’s an important read because it gives you, the consumer, the eater of food, the arbiter of what goes in your mouth, the tools to make the right choices and bypass the middlemen when it comes to interpreting science. Author Denise Minger and I want everyone to have a chance to read this book, so today we’re participating in a special promotion organized by Buck Books. Until…
  • The Evidence Continues to Mount Against Statins

    Mark Sisson
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Although statins get a lot of flak in the Primal health community, you have to hand it to them. They may not cure cancer, or single-handedly save the economy and bring back all the jobs, or render entire populations totally immune to cardiovascular disease, but they do exactly what they’re meant to do: lower cholesterol. And they’re very good at what they do. You want lower LDL without changing what you eat or how much you exercise, or trying that crazy meditation stuff? Take a statin. Do you want to hit the target lipid numbers to lower your insurance premium? Take a statin.
  • Dear Mark: Constantly Falling Off the Primal Wagon, Frozen Produce, and A Few More Carbs

    Mark Sisson
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s Dear Mark, I answer three questions from readers. First, I give some advice to a reader with a knack for doing a week or two strict Primal and then falling promptly off the wagon into a pile of donuts. How can she make it stick – or should she? Next, I extoll the merits of freezing your freshly homegrown produce rather than rely on under-ripe fruits and vegetables from half a world away. Finally, I discuss what to do when you feel your performance in the gym diminishing. Let’s go: Dear Mark, I have been an avid reader of your blog for over a year now. I have read…
 
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  • Lockstep Medicine

    DrV
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    In medicine it seems .. We idolize leadership but promote management. We marginalize vision while rewarding process. We worship list makers. We’re trained as responders not initiators. We propagate a culture of permission and seek to breed a generation precisely like the last. We believe that thought leadership and the transmission of ideas happens on an 17th century communication platform. Wes Fisher has it right this week on Kevin MD when he asks, ‘What kind of doctor are we breeding?’ And what kind of leaders are we creating? Image via Wikipedia
  • Dr. Google, the Quack

    DrV
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    For years we believed that Google would bring us the information we need.  Tom Krazit at Gigom suggests that the party may be over.  Search has become so algorithmically corrupt that its hard to understand or believe what we’re getting. The thing that gets me is that we’ve become such informed consumers in so many other areas of our lives. We buy organic vegetables, we obsess over miles-per-gallon in our prospective cars, and we demand that our artificially valuable gems weren’t touched by desperate violent gangs before they reach our fingers. Yet we assume that the information being…
  • Creative Confidence

    DrV
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    I just finished Creative Confidence - Unleashing the Creative Potential Within All of Us.  Written by Dave and Tom Kelley, founders of IDEO, it represents a critical bit of thinking on creativity. Here’s what you get:  The authors demystify the creative process, represent it as a critical skill for working professionals, and then offer granular steps to achieving creative confidence. Beyond a look behind the curtain at the processes of the world’s most successful creative consulting organization, the Kelleys deliver a backhanded motivational book that will have you seeing your…
  • Build It and They Won’t Necessarily Come

    DrV
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Just because you create something doesn’t mean that anyone will look at it. I taught at in an educator certificate program at Baylor College of Medicine recently.  We were doing a hands-on drill on digital footprint and reputation management.  When discussing our findings, one of the attendees concluded that just because you post something doesn’t mean someone will read it.  This, of course, created a priceless opportunity for discussion. Few realize what it takes to successfully deliver a message or idea.  And fewer recognize the level of consistency necessary to establish a…
  • Medicine and The Access Effect

    DrV
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:33 am
    I overheard on Twitter last week that there are institutions that don’t allow the use of smart phones by physicians.  It seemed hard to believe. Then it made sense.  Because we’re in transition between siloed and networked worlds. Our siloed world supports encounters with the health system that are isolated, episodic and dependent upon the capacity of a single provider.  A networked medical world operates in real-time and is supported by decision-making intelligence that extends beyond what one person can offer. Modern medical work is rooted in the analog.  So doctors without phones,…
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    Weight Loss Success

  • Whatever It Takes to Drop Weight

    George Diamond
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Whatever It Takes to Drop Weight Weight Loss Success Whatever It Takes to Drop Weight – Weight Loss Attitude Losing weight takes a positive attitude. It also takes a “Whatever It Takes” attitude. What does this include? This includes being consistent with your weight loss actions. It means being persistent and determined to make it happen. It also means turning what once were tough choices into easy ones because you are looking at long-term success over short term satisfaction. Having the…
  • Long Term Thinking Equals Long Term Weight Loss

    George Diamond
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Long Term Thinking Equals Long Term Weight Loss Weight Loss Success Long Term Weight Loss If we want to lose weight and keep it off, we will need to have long-term thinking. Long-term thinking is about learning how to eat for the long term. It is not about saying that, “I will do this until I lose weight then I will do something else.” Although most people don’t realize it, this means that they plan on going back to the eating that caused them to become overweight. When we have long-term…
  • We Have To Work At It To Lose Weight

    George Diamond
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond We Have To Work At It To Lose Weight Weight Loss Success We Have To Work At It To Lose Weight Shedding weight is just not about wanting to do it, and then it happens by magic. If we want to shed weight, we have to work at it. We have to put the resources of time and energy into making it happen. We have to keep at it until we succeed. Where we fail at losing weight is when we are afraid to do what we need to do to make it happen. When we look at the effort involved in losing weight, decide that it’s…
  • Be Committed to Losing Weight – Weight Loss Commitment

    George Diamond
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Be Committed to Losing Weight – Weight Loss Commitment Weight Loss Success Be Committed to Losing Weight – Weight Loss Commitment Many people I speak with tell me that they can’t lose weight. When I ask them why that is, they give me a list of excuses that they have memorized for just such an occasion. The truth is that if you want to lose weight, you must be committed to doing it. Committed people don’t give excuses why they can’t. They give reasons why they will. Committed…
  • Do You Accept the Status Quo of Your Weight?

    George Diamond
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:09 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Do You Accept the Status Quo of Your Weight? Weight Loss Success The Status Quo of Your Weight Many people I talk to daily would rather accept the status quo of their weight rather than to work on becoming thinner. They would rather take high blood pressure medication than lose weight. They would rather take insulin than lose weight. They are willing to accept the status quo of poor health. They are accepting future pain, because they just don’t want to lose weight. People think losing weight is hard.
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • Frazzle Rock

    Cammy Chapel
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Before I begin the topic of the day, I just wanted to thank you all again for your sweet notes and comments on Memaw’s passing. Your thoughtfulness means so much to me. Thank you. As the title of this post suggests, I’m feeling a bit (hah!) frazzled these days. In addition to the emotional upheaval of the past few months, I’m caught up in a whole host of activities competing for my time and energy. Individually, none of it is terribly taxing, but taken all together it’s wearing me down. Here’s what’s happening… Work - For the past six weeks or so,…
  • The Last Rose of Summer

    Cammy Chapel
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    “The Last Rose of Summer” by Thomas Moore ‘Tis the last rose of summer, Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone; No flower of her kindred, No rosebud is nigh, To reflect back her blushes, Or give sigh for sigh. I’ll not leave thee, thou lone one! To pine on the stem; Since the lovely are sleeping, Go, sleep thou with them. Thus kindly I scatter, Thy leaves o’er the bed, Where thy mates of the garden Lie scentless and dead. So soon may I follow, When friendships decay, And from Love’s shining circle The gems drop away. When true…
  • Alphabet Soup: Give Me a ‘G’

    Cammy Chapel
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve played with the alphabet. If I recall correctly, ‘G’ is the next letter up in my series exploring different words and phrases that have helped me lose and maintain my weight. I don’t think anyone will be surprised by my first ‘G’ word: gratitude. At some point early in this process, I realized that in the past, I hadn’t been applying my usual ‘gratitude in all things’ philosophy to weight loss. I focused on what I couldn’t eat instead of the abundance of healthy foods to which I had access. I…
  • AIM: Food – It’s All in a Day

    Cammy Chapel
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:38 am
    The idea for this month’s AIM post comes courtesy of a reader who asked us to share ideas and recipes for meals. Rather than focus on a single meal, we decided to spread it out a little and cover the whole day by each taking a different meal or snack. If you want to read the day in order, start with Shelley, who is feeding us breakfast. Then hop back over here for lunch! Now, y’all know my recipes are mostly of the chop-and-stir variety, and this is especially so in summer, when even looking at the oven or stove makes me hot. So I eat a lot of cold food in the summer–yogurt…
  • Q&A: The Indepence Day Edition

    Cammy Chapel
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Big holiday weekend coming up in the US, and boy am I glad. This week is kicking my butt! With so much going on, I can’t get my mind around any serious topics. Or even semi-serious ones, for that matter. What better time for a little Q&A? Your responses are always so much fun to read, and I find myself in need of some FUN! Red, white, or blue–which is your favorite color? What’s your favorite dish to take to a summer barbecue? (My asking and the pending neighborhood July 4th picnic are purely coincidental.) What is the farthest you have been from home? Will you be…
 
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • Share Your Message of Hope #VoicesHavePower #vzwbuzz

    Joyce
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Voices Have Power Some of you know I’m a big believer in the link between service, giving, and purpose as a part of a healthy life. Sometimes that giving and purpose is a big commitment – and sometimes it’s small. But just like healthy food and exercise choices, small things done often make a big difference.   #VoicesHavepower   That’s why I love this powerful new campaign from Verizon to stop domestic violence. As someone who was a victim of domestic violence when I was younger (before I met my husband), I hold this issue close to my heart. On the journey from victim…
  • I’m Going Lap-Topless #VZWbuzz

    Joyce
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The Nokia Lumia 2520 wrapped up safely in the Nokia Power keyboard — Hello up to an extra 5 hours of battery life! **Disclosure: As a #VZWbuzz team member, I was provided the Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet. My opinions are always my own. Although I don’t go on tropical adventures as often as I’d like, I do journey home to Maui at least once a year. I’m there for awhile and it’s always awesome to see my Maui ohana, but there’s always work that needs doing too. I have to pack up the appropriate gadgets and tools to make that work  happen. Each trip, I try to be as…
  • The 3 P’s of a Healthy Life

    Joyce
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Good for my soul – My present purpose and passion. Whatever is good for your soul…do that. ~ unknown I’ve never been one to follow the crowd. Even when I managed a gym, I wasn’t fond of promoting the newest fitness trend. Maybe it was just a personal go-against-the-grain kind of character trait or maybe I never really like the idea of telling everyone else what they should love. If I tell you what to love, unless you just happen to love it too, you’ll be lacking the ingredients that you need to stick to a healthy lifestyle for more than a week at a time. I call…
  • A Child’s Journey to Self-Discovery #Thrively

    Joyce
    31 May 2014 | 10:56 am
    A day at the barn. Often we parents try to vicariously live out our lives through our children. Maybe it’s the artist that never quite became known, or the football player that didn’t make the NFL after college, or a singer whose album never sold to more than friends and family. Dreams are awesome. But we all have our own. What’s yours is not necessarily mine, and that same thing goes for our children. No matter how well intentioned we are, our children need to find their own strengths and purpose and not the one we want. When we put them on our path we take them off of…
  • Finding Solutions and Paying it Forward with Technology #VZWbuzz

    Joyce
    28 May 2014 | 7:54 am
    View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the open-air bus. Photo taken with my new Nokia LUMIA Icon. #VZWbuzz Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco (Oh San Francisco, how I love you) to be part of the Verizon’s #VZWbuzz Influencer Summit. I had the chance to hang out with many people I’ve only known through Twitter and other social sites. It was a real treat to spend time with both old friends and new friends. And of course our hosts were beyond fantastic. Thank you Verizon for everything! <—– disclosure. The Nokia Lumia Icon on on it’s…
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    Fitho

  • 11 Ways To Lose Weight Without Spending Much Money

    Swati Kapoor
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    To be fit and healthy is everybody’s goal in today’s life of hectic hurry and fast business.We spend a lot of money on our fitness efforts, either buying gym instruments or buying the expensive weight loss pills that are widely advertised.But, have you ever thought that you can lose weight in simple and healthy manner...Read More
  • Is Your Sodium Intake Aging You Faster?

    Sakshi Dusat
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:05 am
    The bodies of different people age at different rates. The exact biological reasons for the rate of aging are not known as yet, but there are many theories behind it. If you indulge in processed, salty foods and/or high sugar foods and are also overweight, then you are at a serious risk of aging faster....Read More
  • Ways to stop emotional eating

    Bhawna Gupta
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:26 am
    Many people tend to eat according to the state of their emotions. For example, if they are happy they will eat their favourite pizzas or burgers and if they are sad they will eat ice-cream or chocolate to lift their mood. Eating triggered by emotion and not hunger is often called emotional eating that can...Read More
  • What is quinoa and what are its health benefits?

    Sakshi Dusat
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Have you ever wondered whether the cereal you are consuming at breakfast is high on nutrition or not?  Well, quinoa (pronounced as keen-waah) is a healthy breakfast option that includes all the nutrients found in a healthy cereal and more. Quinoa is a seed native to the Andes mountains in South America and used to...Read More
  • Does Low Calorie Diet Work?

    Sakshi Dusat
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Few people tend to remain fit all through their life. But for most of us age and lifestyle catches up with our metabolism and makes us unfit and old. First step towards knocking off the unwanted kilos is getting on a low calorie diet. While it works for some but there are more simple ways...Read More
 
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    Fitho » Health Myths Exposed and Busted- Important Information, Tips and More

  • Is Your Sodium Intake Aging You Faster?

    Sakshi Dusat
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:05 am
    The bodies of different people age at different rates. The exact biological reasons for the rate of aging are not known as yet, but there are many theories behind it. If you indulge in processed, salty foods and/or high sugar foods and are also overweight, then you are at a serious risk of aging faster....Read More
  • Healthy weight loss diet

    Subaha Kumari
    20 Jun 2014 | 5:21 am
    We work hard to lead a good life. Sometimes we forget a good life is not the end but a means to the end. Good life is directly linked to be healthy, both physically and mentally. Unfortunately day to day stress, not eating right, sedentary lifestyle is making you physically unhealthy which is most commonly...Read More
  • Do Vegan Diets help you lose weight?

    Voomika Mukherjee
    7 May 2014 | 2:50 am
    People think that choosing a vegan lifestyle will help you lose weight, but depending solely on vegan foods and avoiding animal foods like eggs, fish or chicken might lead to some micro nutrients deficiencies. For eg., Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Heme (iron), protein, etc. Also, to lose weight in a healthy way or just to...Read More
  • Foods with surprisingly high sugar content

    Bhawna Gupta
    7 May 2014 | 2:07 am
    Many people count sugar in their diet only when they are consuming table sugar. But surprisingly many foods contain hidden sugar, sneakily disrupting our weight loss and fitness goals. We will tell you about some of these foods with hidden sugar. 1. Raisins Raisins are basically dried grapes. The dehydration process for any fruit results...Read More
  • Reasons to Avoid Soft Drinks & Sodas

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

  • 6 Natural Sunburn Remedies

    BeWellBuzz
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:28 pm
    All right, everybody! Let’s reset how skin and summer relate. Men, don’t sneer at the skin-talk; it’s not just skin-deep. Many optin in for the ready-to-apply lotion/cream/sunscreens (with a high SPF value) but with that also comes a lot of nasty chemicals, many of which are xenoestrogens. They bring in another slew of irregular, annoying chain of events (for men and women both, despite estrogen being a woman’s best friend) but we’ll keep that for another day. Let’s start making smarter choices and turn to natural sunburn remedies, but first let’s clear a few points. Men,…
  • 5 Foods That Truly Deserve The Superfood Title

    BeWellBuzz
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It seems like more people are finally stepping away from the current pill-pushing medical system and going back to Mother Nature for answers and healing. And nature does provide an extremely wide array of help from not only helping heal but also prevent many illnesses. We do understand that the options are unlimited but if you only had to pick a few things to add to your lifestyle protocol, these 5 superfoods truly deserve a spot. 1. Moringa This is a plant that can be grown in the tropics and has its origin in the sub-Himalayan areas of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and India. Moringa…
  • Negative or Positive Thinker, Which One Are You?

    Carmelo Cincotta
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    I never have met a person who admitted to being a negative person and yet, they are all around us. Tell me, have you ever met a person that agreed they were negative?…Interesting, isn’t it? Deep down, do you really believe you are a positive person and possess the art of positive thinking? You never will convince yourself of anything unless you change your chit-chat from negative to positive. And, it is of no benefit to you if you do not do this on a daily basis. That’s because, as human beings, we have thousands of thoughts every single day and most of them are negative and…
  • Why Keep ACV In Your Pantry?

    Miriam Levin
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    The thought of apple cider vinegar often will make people cringe as the sour flavor and pungent odor can be challenging for some. If you are able to get past those things, apple cider vinegar has many uses. It is known to have a plethora of medicinal benefits as well. Apple cider vinegar is fermented juice derived from crushed apples. It goes by other some other names as well, such as Malus Sylvestris, Vinigare de Manzana, and Vinaigre de Cidre. Due to its tremendous health benefits, I use ACV every day in my tea elixir and always in my water. I have found it has a wide variety of other uses…
  • Message From Spirit-Control Your Anxiety

    Catherine Bowen
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    Why, in this modern society, with all the gadgets and machines, are you all so busy? This busy-ness leads to unnecessary stress and anxiety. This is anxiety you can do something about! It has to do with choices. Do you have to do everything which comes your way? Do you need to accept every invitation for a social event? How many visits to the gym do you need a week? Is every shopping trip totally necessary? The list goes on! If you could cut your “doing” time you could use the time saved for more valuable activities. Maybe you would like to incorporate meditation or yoga into your daily…
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • Do You Love Aromas & Creating Essential Oil Blends?

    Andrea Butje
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Aromas are experienced through the breath, and greatly impact our experience of the world. Think of how you feel when you step out the front door and take in that first breath of springtime. How does the tang of freshly grated lemon zest make you feel? What happens for you when you bury your nose in a delicious rose? We can create deeply therapeutic and purely pleasurable experiences with aromatherapy. When we inhale, bringing in fresh oxygen, we also breathe in the molecules of aromas. Essential oils have the ability to support our emotional world, influence health and immunity and…
  • A Great Idea For Using Lavender Around Babies

    Andrea Butje
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    One of the most frequent questions I get at Aromahead is how to safely use essential oils around babies. I have an approach to share with you that works really well! I find that using essential oils around the baby often brings about healing effects, without ever having to apply the oils to the baby’s sensitive skin. One of my favorite techniques to teach moms and dads is to apply the oils in a blend to their own backs or shoulders (not to the baby’s back), and then when they hold their baby, the healing oils are inhaled. It’s just enough! And it’s a nice way for baby and parents…
  • Are You Receiving Aromahead’s Emails?

    Andrea Butje
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    I absolutely love to email everyone in the Aromahead community! I send free aromatherapy recipes and tips, special offers, and information about upcoming webinars I’m hosting. It’s one of the easiest ways to connect with everyone and to share new essential oil ideas and resources! Recently I’ve received emails from people letting me know that they haven’t gotten the emails from Aromahead that they’ve signed up for, whether it’s a replay to a webinar, the 12-tips series, our monthly newsletter, or blog posts. Most of the people contacting me have Gmail…
  • An Effective Approach to Relieving Allergies Naturally!

    Andrea Butje
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Years ago, I used essential oils to relieve my allergies. As it turned out, I was not only able to relieve my symptoms . . . I was able to eliminate them for the long term! I’m so excited to share my approach for relieving allergies naturally with you. I have created a free webinar: Aromatherapy for Natural Living: Reduce Allergies Naturally! You will learn all this and more: How to use essential oils to relieve allergies naturally (or even eliminate them!) and clear up sinus infections. I  will teach you how to make five simple and effective essential oil blends that will help reduce…
  • Suffering With Allergies?

    Andrea Butje
    27 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    I recently did a survey on allergies, and the results were really interesting. 195 people filled out the survey and I asked three questions. 1. Do you have allergies? 53 people said yes, all the time. 90 people said yes, only in the summer. 47 said they did not have allergies. 2. Have you tried using essential oils for allergies? 91 people said yes, and they have helped. 12 people said yes, and they have not helped. 71 people said they had not tried essential oils for their allergies. 3. If you have successfully used essential oils for allergies, which method has worked best? 60 people…
 
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    Becker's Spine Review

  • Is medical management effective for lumbar spine disease? 5 key findings

    Laura Dyrda
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    An article recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines the medical management of lumbar spine disease to find cost and quality value two years after surgery. The researchers examined 50 patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis, 50 patients with stenosis and 50 patients with disc herniation. All patients had persisting systems after six weeks of medical management and were eligible for surgical treatment. The patients were entered into a prospective registry after deciding on non-surgical treatment.   The researchers found:   1. Maximum health gain in back pain,…
  • Alphatec Spine revenue up 4.2% in 2Q: 5 things to know

    Laura Dyrda
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Alphatec Holdings reported second quarter financial results for Alphatec Spine, with highlights from United States and international revenue as well as product launches during the quarter and an outlook for the future. Here are five things to know about Alphatec Spine's financial report:   1. Consolidated net revenues reached $53.2 million in the second quarter, a 4.2 percent growth over the same period last year. Revenue in the United States reached $34.5 million, a 6.2 percent growth and international revenue grew 1 percent to $18.6 million. Excluding revenues from the cessation of…
  • Bacterin's new common stock public offering: 5 quick facts

    Laura Dyrda
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Bacterin, a bone graft material and coatings for medical applications development company, is offering up common stock. The company reportedly intends to offer shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase common stock in an underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement.   Here are five quick facts about the offering:   1. The company expects to use net proceeds from the offering for working capital and general corporate purposes. This could include continued expansion of the company's sales force and increasing inventory levels to support…
  • Dr. Douglas Won opens new SpineCARE clinic location

    Laura Dyrda
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Irving, Texas-based SpineCARE opened a new clinic in Mansfield, Texas. Douglas Won, MD, founded SpineCARE to provide comprehensive spine services. The practice now includes 10 clinics throughout the Metroplex and is an affiliate of Lumin Health. The practice is also associated with a new surgical hospital in Plano, Texas — Star Medical Center — which focuses on orthopedics and sports medicine care.   "We've had patients come into other clinics from the Mansfield area," said Dr. Won in a news release. "Opening a clinic there will enable us to better serve them and others who live or…
  • Smith & Nephew, NuVasive, K2M & more — 15 key notes

    Anuja Vaidya
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
      Here are 15 key notes on major spine and orthopedic device companies. Aurora Spine announced the first surgery in the United States using the ZIP Graft pre-packaged sterile bone dowel was performed at Madison County Hospital in London, Ohio.   DJO Global reported second quarter net sales were up 6.5 percent over the same period last year.  Exactech reported a 6 percent increase in second quarter revenue, which reached $63.9 million.   Intuitive Surgical launched the first annual Intuitive Surgical Robotics Fellowship Course through the American Association for Thoracic…
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • Top Five Amazing Benefits of Walking

    Larry Lewis
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    Top Five Amazing Benefits of Walking was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles LivingIn order to become more active and increase your fitness along the way, it is not compulsory to join a gym and become a slave to the routine. Indeed, for most casual exercisers, becoming a member of a gym can seem a little intimidating. As with most things in life, the simple approach works best when it comes to health and fitness and that involves taking regular small strides to achieve your goals. Talking of strides, there is arguably nothing more beneficial and suitable for a wide range of people than the…
  • Follow your Bliss

    Larry Lewis
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Follow your Bliss was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles LivingHow many people do you know who are just not happy or content in their lives? You know the ones, those who are never cheerful, always complaining about life and about people. They talk of life being hard, that life is not a picnic, that you have to struggle and do it tough to get anywhere in life. They are grinding themselves into the ground. Today I had the pleasure, and enjoyment of watching ‘Disney’s The Kid’ staring Bruce Willis. On the eve of his 40th birthday, Russ Duritz, a successful image consultant played by…
  • Life leaves Clues

    Larry Lewis
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    Life leaves Clues was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles LivingWhen you realise it’s important for you to discover your life purpose the good news is that life leaves clues. Yet the question ‘what do you really want to do with your life’ often seems to be as unanswerable as the question ‘what comes first, the chicken or the egg?’ Several years ago, when I first started speaking, some of those attending would approach me after to share something I had said  that had moved or inspired them. It showed me that I had found my calling, that I was on the road to fulfilling my purpose…
  • My second coming

    Larry Lewis
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:11 am
    My second coming was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles LivingWell I’ve decided I’m not going quietly. I have every intention of making the most of every day I have remaining and create a brilliant second coming. In fact my second coming is going to the best years I have ever had the luck to experience. I am 52 years young, and will have achieved most of my major goals by 55, and I know the life I have to look forward to is going to be simply sensational. I truly believe I will be travelling across the world delivering the reinvention university meeting up with my wonderful partners who…
  • The Proudest Day of My Life

    Larry Lewis
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:41 am
    The Proudest Day of My Life was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles LivingThere are moments in our life when we see a glorious star shine through brightly on our path. Today was definitely one of the proudest days of my life when a true star, my daughter Laura Jayne deservedly enjoyed the love and attention of her family to celebrate her most remarkable achievement yet. Today was a milestone in her life, a day which has marked the passage of time and has brought to an end 5 years of sheer persistence on her part. Indeed my wonderful, loving daughter Laura-Jayne had her amazing achievement of…
 
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    Elements4Health

  • Discovering New Ways to Predict Dementia

    Dana
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Can dementia be predicted? A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints. People who tested positive for pre-dementia were twice as likely as others to develop dementia within 12 years. The study, led by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, was published online on July 16, 2014 in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Researchers Uncover Brain Pathways for Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

    Dana
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The American Diabetes Association lists Type 2 diabetes as the most common form of diabetes. The disease is characterized by high blood glucose levels caused by the body’s lack of insulin or inability to use insulin efficiently, and obesity is one of the most common causes. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified neural pathways that increase understanding of how the brain regulates body weight, energy expenditure, and blood glucose levels – a discovery that can lead to new therapies for treating Type 2 diabetes and obesity. The study, published in Nature…
  • Growing Pains or Something More?

    Dana
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is arthritis really that common in children? “Yes and that’s why awareness is so important,” says Julie Cherian, MD Pediatric Rheumatologist, Division Chief, Pediatric Rheumatology, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. “Collectively, the term referring to arthritis in children is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). The most important thing about JIA is to diagnose and treat it early. Left unchecked, it can cause serious, irreversible side effects, including blindness, stunted growth and lifelong disabilities.” What are the signs and symptoms? “Unfortunately, many of the symptoms of…
  • Freezing Blueberries Improves Antioxidant Availability

    Dana
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Blueberries pack a powerful antioxidant punch, whether eaten fresh or from the freezer. However, according to South Dakota State University graduate Marin Plumb, freezing the blueberries actually improves the availability of the antioxidants. Anthocyanins, a group of antioxidant compounds, are responsible for the color in blueberries, she explains. Since most of the color is in the skin, freezing is the most effective way to boost the nutritional value of this superfruit. The food science major from Rapid City, who received her bachelor’s degree in December, did her research as part of an…
  • Reminder for Adults: Immunizations Are Still Needed

    Dana
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Getting potentially lifesaving vaccines should not end when adulthood begins, says one University of Alabama at Birmingham infectious diseases expert. While some vaccines received as a child protect for life, some immunities can decrease over time, newer vaccines come to market and aging can cause susceptibility to serious disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “There’s no system in place like the one children have to keep adults on schedule with vaccines, so they’re done on a more voluntary basis,” said Paul Goepfert, M.D., professor in the UAB School…
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    BitterSweet

  • Winning Friends with Salad

    Hannah Kaminsky
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    Salad? Who gets genuinely excited about a salad? Fear not, my friends, for this is no sad iceberg affair I’m here to talk about today. Much more like a savory trail mix with lettuce than a typical leafy green side dish, Burmese tea leaf salad is truly in a class of its own. As with any good mixed vegetable composition, the mix-ins and goodies are the keys to success, and this particular mixture packs a whole world of flavors and textures into every last bite. Toppings can vary wildly by region and availability, but a few favorite common inclusions are crunchy dried lentils or split…
  • Silent Sunday: Coffee Break

    Hannah Kaminsky
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    New Orleans-Style Iced Coffee from Blue Bottle Almond Latte from The Mill Mint Mojito Iced Coffee from Philz Cappuccino from Cliff House Coffee Boba from Boba Guys
  • Thai It, You’ll Like It

    Hannah Kaminsky
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Despite growing up so close to the hustle and bustle of New York City, I spent the majority of my formative years in the safety of small towns. These modest, insular neighborhoods are the perfect place to foster a care-free childhood, complete with tight-knit communities, safe neighborhoods, and sleepy streets that go quiet at 9 PM, even on a Saturday. Many cherished memories were made around the babbling brook a short walk from my home, collecting the Queen Anne’s lace that grew in abundance on either side of the stream. Although I’d consider myself more of a city slicker these…
  • From A to Vegan, and Beyond

    Hannah Kaminsky
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    The clock hasn’t yet struck noon and already the restaurant is bustling. A line has begun to stretch around the corner and out the door while waiters carefully navigate the tiny space with their apparently bottomless, steaming carafes of darkly roasted coffee. Sunday, the last precious day of the weekend, used to be a time to sleep in and take it easy, but now it’s become the end-all, be-all day for brunch. Taking in the scene from a sunny corner, I can’t help but marvel at how quickly my generation has embraced this development, right alongside another, deeper reaching culinary trend:…
  • Not-So-Southern Biscuits

    Hannah Kaminsky
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Biscuits remain something of an edible enigma to me, defying definition; as elusive as the fleeting aroma released from the oven as they spring forth, from raw dough to fluffy golden cakes. Growing up far from the southern border, I can’t claim any “authenticity” in my own attempts at biscuit fabrication, but there’s no way I’d let a lack of experience stop me from treading forth into such savory waters. I may not know exactly when to serve them, what to top them with, or how to pair them with your average meal, but if I have to build my entire menu around this…
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    Ben Greenfield Fitness

  • Fairies, Unicorns and Paleo Cookies.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:10 pm
    I’ll keep this quick. I figured you fitness and nutrition nerds may want some extra listening and learning material to fuel your rabid thirst for knowledge. This week, while driving, working out, cleaning my garage and doing yoga, I’ve listened to: … Continued The post Fairies, Unicorns and Paleo Cookies. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • #290: Dizziness During Exercise, Combining Heat Acclimation And Cold Thermogenesis, Lucid Dreaming And More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    July 30, 2014 Podcast: Dizziness During Exercise, Combining Heat Acclimation And Cold Thermogenesis, Can Eating Slow Increase Food Absorption, Lucid Dreaming Detox, and How To Use Infrared Therapy. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right, … Continued The post #290: Dizziness During Exercise, Combining Heat Acclimation And Cold Thermogenesis, Lucid Dreaming And More! appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • The 3 P’s Of Being A Man, Getting Tough and Doing Hard Things.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Already twice this month, I’ve read a handy little free book for guys called Semper Virilis: A Roadmap to Manhood in the 21st Century (ladies, just forward it to the dude in your life). It was written by Brett McKay, a guest on … Continued The post The 3 P’s Of Being A Man, Getting Tough and Doing Hard Things. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • The Crazy, True And Scary Facts About The Supplement Industry.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    In every drugstore aisle in America, shoppers cast the classic pose: two products in hand, confusion on their faces as they attempt to decipher the advertising claims and safety labels. It’s an important decision, but it is so hard to … Continued The post The Crazy, True And Scary Facts About The Supplement Industry. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • #289: Drinking Water For Fat Loss, 3 Ways To Keep Injuries From Piling Up, Is Deli Meat Healthy & Much More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. July 23, 2014 Podcast: 3 Ways To Keep Injuries From Piling Up, Is Deli Meat Healthy, How To Defat Bone Broth, Is Powdered Peanut Butter Healthy, How To Maximize Performance … Continued The post #289: Drinking Water For Fat Loss, 3 Ways To Keep Injuries From Piling Up, Is Deli Meat Healthy & Much More! appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • How to Properly Cool Down After A Workout

    Shannon Fable
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    A cool down post-workout is almost as important as the warm-up. Today we'll explore why you should cool down, how to do it, and more! The post How to Properly Cool Down After A Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • August Workout Calendar: Simple Summer Fitness Plan

    Amanda Ingle
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    Simplify your summer fitness with this August Workout Calendar. With a pre-scheduled workout routine, you'll be on the right track to a healthy month! The post August Workout Calendar: Simple Summer Fitness Plan appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • How Much Water Should I Drink Daily?

    Cassie Johnston
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    Do you ever ask yourself, "How much water should I drink daily?" Well staying hydrated might not be as cut-and-dry as eight glasses a day. The post How Much Water Should I Drink Daily? appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 4 Easy Ways You Can Disconnect From Your Tech

    Erin Klegstad
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Try just one of these easy ways to disconnect from your tech for an eye opening experience to reconnect with yourself and the world around you! The post 4 Easy Ways You Can Disconnect From Your Tech appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 10 Unique Lunches You’ve Been Dreaming Of

    Carly Sippel
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    These unique lunches will make you forgot your usual brown bag lunch and enjoy something healthy and different. The post 10 Unique Lunches You’ve Been Dreaming Of appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog - Augusta GA

  • An Interview with the Chiropractor behind the Naval Football Team’s Success

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Not too long ago we posted an interview with Dr. Bill Morgan, the chiropractor currently serving at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) as well as at several high-level executive care clinics in the Washington, DC region caring for the country’s leaders.   Not coincidentally, Dr. Morgan is also the Navy’s secret weapon, as reported by The American Chiropractor.  How so?  He happens to be the United States Naval Academy Football Team’s official chiropractor, and as long as he has been part of their team, the Navy has never lost going up against the…
  • Treatment with a Dizziness Specialist in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    Dizziness is a common problem ranking in the top three of patient complaints of primary care doctors and emergency departments.  It occurs in nearly a third of all individuals.  There are a wide variety of causes of dizziness, many of which can be treated successfully through  our chiropractic care.   When someone is dizzy they can feel like they are spinning or that the room is spinning; it can cause imbalance, lack of coordination, and light-headedness.  In most cases when the person feels a ‘spinning’ sensation or imbalance and lack of coordination, it is caused by a…
  • An Interview with a Celebrity Chiropractor

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Everyone knows it takes a village to keep the world’s elite athletes and entertainers in competitive shape and top form.  We often hear of their of personal trainers and coaches traveling in tandem with their grueling schedules.  What may often not be very well publicized are the chiropractors that also contribute to their peak performance. We sometimes hear of athletes speaking out about their chiropractors, such as Boston Marathon winner and Olympian Meb Keflezighi, or through publicized news stories, such as that of 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist McKayla Maroney‘s timely…
  • Treatment for Trigger Points in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Research by Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons, has shown that trigger points are the primary cause of pain at least 75 percent of the time and are a factor in nearly every painful condition.  This makes sense considering that muscles make up between about roughly 40% of body weight. They are a large percentage of our total weight and have a corresponding impact on our health. When all is in working order, muscles allow us to perform normal activities with ease. However, when our muscles harbor trigger points, we experience pain, stiffness and tension, physical limitation and subsequently…
  • Treatment with a Sports Injury Specialist in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    A chiropractor with specialized training in both the treatment and prevention of a sports injury can significantly help patients maximize function and minimize disability and time away from sports, work, or school.  Approximately 90% of all sports injuries are non-surgical, so specialized, injury-specific treatments without the use of surgery or even medications can provide the athlete with significantly less recovery time. Additionally, a chiropractor trained to treat sports injuries can provide excellent resources for patients who wish to become active or start an exercise program.
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    (((OrthoStreams))) daily news, lists and commentary

  • Infuse bone graft lawsuits are piling up on Medtronic

    Tiger Buford
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Medtronic Infuse—Another Bone of Contention (Lawyers and Settlements) Another Medtronic Infuse bone graft lawsuit has been filed against the company, again for providing misleading information about its bone graft product.Humana, the health insurer, filed the false claims lawsuit on May 30 in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee (Humana Inc. v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA Inc., 14-cv-02405). […]
  • First-half 2014 medtech acquisition values surpasses 2013 in total

    Tiger Buford
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    First-half medtech acquisition value surpasses 2013 total  (EP Vantage) Source EP Vantage Company Thermo Fisher Scientific, Abbott Laboratories, Ansell, Bausch + Lomb, Baxter International, Bayer, bioMérieux, Cardinal Health, CareFusion, Covidien, Essilor International, Grifols, Illumina, Johnson & Johnson, Kinetic Concepts, Medtronic, MicroPort Scientific, Novartis, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Tags Analysis, Company Strategy, Medtech, Subsidiary, Disposal, Acquisition, Merger, Free Content Date July 22, 2014 Large medtech…
  • Wow! The IRS has collected $1.4B in medtech excise tax payments in 2013

    Tiger Buford
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Exclusive: IRS collected $1.4B in medtech excise tax payments in 2013 (MassDevice) The IRS calculates that medtech companies paid the federal government $1.4 billion in medical device excise taxes in 2013, according to a response to a Freedom of Information Act request by MassDevice.com. Medical device companies ponied up $1.4 billion in excise tax payments to […]
  • Interview: Big Orthos would rather acquire new companies over new ideas

    Tiger Buford
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Investors Choosing to Back Growth-Stage Companies over New Ideas (OrthoPreneur) Large, cash-rich orthopaedic device companies have increasingly opted to acquire companies and product lines that allow for quick scale instead of focusing on in-house development. They aren’t the only ones choosing to invest in regulatory-cleared and proven products. While more than 30 transactions with a combined […]
  • DePuy-Synthes eliminates all non-sales travel in a bold cost-cutting measure

    Tiger Buford
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    DEPUY SYNTHES CONTINUES COST-CUTTING (Orthopedics This week) DePuy Synthes continues its cost-cutting measures. According to a July 17, 2014, Wall Street Journal Pharmalot blog, the company is eliminating all travel for the rest of the year. The sales force is exempt. It was also reported that all consulting contracts valued at more than $50,000 must now obtain top-level […]
 
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    Heart Sisters

  • What women need to know about pregnancy complications and heart disease

    Carolyn Thomas
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    Pregnancy is the ultimate cardiac stress test! One physician has described pregnancy complications like preeclampsia as "a short-term problem for the obstetrician, but a longterm problem for the cardiologist." Find out how international experts at this Toronto conference are helping to spread the word about the under-appreciated link between preeclampsia and subsequent heart disease.
  • We know we should do ____, but instead we do ____

    Carolyn Thomas
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    Most of us assume that self-control is largely a character issue, and that we would follow through if only we had a bit more discipline. Not so, according to several studies on how we make decisions - even those like the one I struggle with around chocolate covered almonds . . .
  • “Us” vs “them”: the under-served patient speaks up

    Carolyn Thomas
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:18 am
    "High-tech digital medication reminders are not what I need when I'm poor and can't afford medicine." If big health conferences are going to host "experts" speaking on the topic of under-served patients, couldn't they at least invite people to speak who have nothing but a voice? This moving appeal from a person living with both poverty and multiple health issues strikes at the heart of the "us vs. them" reality in U.S. health care.
  • Patient engagement as described by 31 non-patients

    Carolyn Thomas
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    Should we take the word "patient" out of the phrase "patient engagement"? That's what some of the non-patients interviewed for this report on patient engagement suggest. Non-patients are now co-opting patient status by repeatedly insisting that they too can speak for patients, by virtue of the fact that they're being paid to tick boxes about us.
  • Who will take care of you at home if you’re seriously ill?

    Carolyn Thomas
    6 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    Serious illness in the family makes husbands more likely to split, but it makes wives more likely to stay. Studies show that in social networks in which a patient has no spouse at home, other people close to the patient come forward to contribute more in the way of illness-related help than in social networks in which patients live with a spouse.
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • Guest Blog: Mark A. Demitrack, MD, FAPA – Neurobiology of ME/CFS

    Suzanne Vernon
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Far too often, myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) patients are met with healthcare providers who do not believe in the biological nature of the disease. Patients have an understandable reticence when it comes to psychologists and psychiatrists because of the fear that their ME/CFS will be labeled as a psychological disorder rather than treated as the very real debilitating disease that it is. Yet, the medical disciplines of psychology and psychiatry have a tremendous amount to contribute to the ME/CFS community, because of their extensive knowledge of how the…
  • Research Digest – July 2014: Define & Diagnose

    Suzanne Vernon
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    In order for patients to be diagnosed, a disease must be defined.  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) is currently defined by excluding other medical and psychiatric diseases that explain the symptoms.  Biomarkers – or an objective and measurable indicator of a biological state – would take the “process of elimination” out of ME/CFS and therefore provide objective criteria to define and diagnose ME/CFS.  Not only do disease states need to be defined but recovery from disease states also require definition. The core signs, symptoms and…
  • Breaking Down the Complexities of ME/CFS – Part 3

    Suzanne Vernon
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    Quantifying Complexities Since the Internet’s earliest days, patients have used online resources to share experiences, learn about diseases and treatments, and become advocates. In recent years we have seen these online communities evolve into centers of patient-driven research. Modern day, patient-driven research has the potential to be used as meaningful evidence as larger sets of data are gathered. Datafication = the process of using technology to turn many aspects of our lives into data. With few researchers and clinicians specializing in myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue…
  • Solve ME/CFS Initiative 2014 Webinar Series

    Leigh Reynolds
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    Beginning in July and continuing through year-end, the Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) will be bringing you a free, monthly webinar series. Anyone that is interested can RSVP to participate live. Each webinar will be recorded and posted to our website and YouTube channel within a week of the live date, so if you miss it, don’t worry! You can still have access to the great content at your convenience. Read more about the series and RSVP today!   Research Institute Without Walls – Progress and Promise Thursday, July 31, 2014 2-3:00pm Eastern (1pm Central/Noon Mountain/11am…
  • Breaking Down the Complexities of ME/CFS – Part 2

    Suzanne Vernon
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    Solve CFS BioBank & Registry “Complex” is a word that is frequently used to describe the myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) disease state.  Here are some of the reasons why: Many body systems are affected People are sick for varying lengths of time Symptom type and severity vary from person to person A variety of medications are used to treat symptoms The environment that ME/CFS patients live in varies, and that can affect their health Many people experience other “overlapping” conditions in addition to ME/CFS ME/CFS is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning…
 
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    Health Blog

  • Stress Release Yoga Sequence

    Health Blog
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    For women having breast cancer in the process of radiation therapy, yoga provides unique benefits other than reducing fatigue. Researchers revealed that although fatigue had been counteracted with basic stretching…
  • Study Shows Tai Chi Effective Depression Treatment in the Elderly

    Health Blog
    20 Jun 2014 | 5:57 am
    When tai chi was combined with a standard depression treatment for a group of older people with depression, researchers found better improvement in the level of depression, as well as improved quality of life, better…
  • How to Start Running Infographic

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    19 Jun 2014 | 11:50 pm
    How the foot is positioned just before ground contact when walking or running is an ankle sprain risk factor. Many people who have an ankle sprain will suffer from repeated ankle sprains throughout their lifetime. A…
  • Sport And Lower Back Pain Infographic

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    19 Jun 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Yoga classes have been connected to better back related function and also reduced chronic lower back pain symptoms in a randomized controlled study of yoga. The full article can be read here: Yoga Eases Symptoms of Chronic…
  • Seven Superfoods Infographic

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    19 Jun 2014 | 11:45 am
    Studies have revealed that bioactive compounds present in blueberries called anthocyanins prevent hypertension. Read the full story here: The Health Benefits of Blueberries Coconut oil encourages weight reduction.…
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  • New Trends in the Employee Benefit Programmes and Tele Medicine

    Dr. Ketki S. Sapre
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:17 pm
    The Healthcare scenario in India is being a witness to a major metamorphosis. Lifestyle diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension and Heart related ailments are coming into existence more and more as a result of the rapidly changing lifestyle, urbanization and rising aspirations. In the early times, employers used to provide IPD services to their employees. Nowadays, due to the time constraints, the employers are also providing OPD services to their employees in order to obtain a healthy and productive staff. The employers these days are giving more attention to newer employee beneficial…
  • Road Safety and India

    Dr. Ankit Soni
    7 Jun 2014 | 4:24 am
    In a tragic turn of events Union cabinet minister met with a fatal car accident. He could have been saved from any major injury had he worn a seat belt while travelling in his car. This episode highlights the poor state of road safety measures in India, making Indian roads and Indian road travelling one of the most dangerous ones in the world. There is a need to change this scenario by introducing various stricter and accountable legislations and by awakening the collective consciousness of the drivers and by educating then regarding the importance of various safety measures and the…
  • Holistic Medicine for Better Healing

    Dr. Ankit Soni
    21 May 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Holistic Medicine provides Patient-centric healthcare treatment. It cure the patient as a whole. It considers that there is an innate balance within our Mind, Body and Spirit and when this balance is disturbed, a person gets diseased. Therefore the primary focus of its therapeutics is to restore this innate balance. Collaborated approach of integrating Modern Medicine with Holistic medicine can bring a great inroads in the scenario of healthcare system of the world, thereby benefiting patients as well as physicians.
  • 3D Printed Hearts:A Boon Or A Blunder

    Dr. Ankit Soni
    12 May 2014 | 9:29 pm
    The advent of 3D printing technology has opened up new avenues for the field of healthcare. Scientists and doctors are trying to develop this technology to build human organs. One such project underway is building Human Heart by using 3D printer. A lot of headway is achieved in this direction. Leading Cardiologists believe that this could be the next big thing in Patient Healthcare.
  • Unconventional Beauty Secrets By Celebrities

    Dr. Ketki S. Sapre
    28 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    In today’s world, in order to achieve recognition in a particular field that you are pertaining to, the first and the foremost thing that counts is ‘the persona’ with which you carry yourself! Be it Multi National Companies or small …
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    Healing Talks

  • 10 Greatest Dangers of GMOs

    Nathan Batalion
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:12 pm
      (Healingtalks) GMOS represent a vast threat to humanity and the rest of our living environment on earth. The reasons are manifold and some of hte major ones are as follows: 1) Poisonous GM crops are engineered to contain chemical poisons. These poisons remain in the crop when eaten. Even in trace amounts they can […]
  • Continuing Nuclear Fallout from Fukushima Explosion

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    24 Mar 2014 | 11:36 am
    Fukushima Explosion Continues to Be Global Threat/ HealingTalks By Rebekah Schecter (Healingtalks)   With more than a thousand days having passed since the Japanese Fukushima Explosion started leaking massive amounts of radiation into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean, our government and mass media have still not spoken up about rising radiation levels and what to […]
  • Getting Sciatica Pain Relief: Natural Approaches That Work

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

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

    Nathan Batalion
    22 Feb 2014 | 2:54 pm
    The Best Sources for Omega 3 Fats / HealingTalks (HealingTalks) Nature provides us with a variety of high-quality sources of Omega-3 fats. There are quite a few to choose from and research had found important reasons for having Omega-3 fats incorporated daily in our diets. Why Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids So Important Omega-3 fats are viewed […]
 
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  • Top Secrets of a Long Lasting Relationship

    Roman Soluk
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    How to create a long lasting relationship full of brightness, warmth, mutual respect and most importantly love? The answer is here… You just need to learn several secrets that will help to strengthen your relationship. Secrets of strong relationships 1. Talk Speak more about the things you don’t like in your relationship and don’t forget to talk about what you like. 2. Listen Sometimes your partner needs to be heard. Without reproach and tips. Support them, let your loved one know you care about them. Such moments are priceless for a strong and filled with love…
  • How to Get Rid of Your Negative Thoughts

    Roman Soluk
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    Negative thoughts destroy a person from the inside. They are a great obstacle on a way to a person’s success that’s why you need to get rid of them immediately. It’s not so easy to overcome negative thinking but if you have a desire to do it then don’t stop. All of us are surrounded by negative information: newspapers, Internet, TV news. And it’s hard to think positively when there are so many sad news. But with the help of simple methods described below you will be able to cope with the negative thinking and think positively instead. Overcome negative thinking…
  • How to Get Rid of Your Complexes

    Roman Soluk
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Almost every person has some complexes. However, some bend under their weight, limiting themselves because of fear, guilt or inferiority, while others seek to get rid of their complexes and live their lives to the fullest. Most often complexes are connected with the failure to accept yourself the way you are. For example, “I’m too fat.”, “I’m too slow” or “I’m too short!”, etc. And despite the fact that this person may have lots of advantages, they constantly think of their flaws. Is it okay? Certainly not! Here are several tips that…
  • How to Quit Smoking – 10 Effective Tips

    Roman Soluk
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    Qutting smoking once and for all – that’s what interests many people in the world. Long-term goals are transformed into short-term results, and smokers get back into this habit again and again. Why do millions of people continue to smoke? The obvious answers would be that smokers are addicted to nicotine, as well as the fact that people experience psychological comfort while smoking during stressful situations. At the disposal of those who want to quit smoking there are many tools, programs and systems, but they will act only if a person really wants it and has already made a…
  • The Benefits of Martial Arts

    Roman Soluk
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:37 am
    Martial arts have come from Asia (Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand), where they began to develop actively in antiquity. The main purpose of martial arts is the full development, which includes several very important aspects, i.e. physical, moral and emotional. Martial arts help to develop the most important traits of character that will continue to contribute to your life success in future. Many martial arts, including karate, help to improve your self-esteem and confidence. Besides, they develop self-discipline, concentration, courtesy, and respect for others. What traits are…
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  • Global cooperation needed to stop the spread of Ebola virus disease

    Mary Pickett, M.D.
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    The news and images out of West Africa, the center of an outbreak of deadly Ebola virus, are a bit scary. In the three countries affected by the outbreak —Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea — more than 1,300 people have been sickened by the virus and more than 700 have died. Liberia closed its borders in an effort to prevent the infection from spreading. Images of health workers in protective gear ministering to patients and disinfecting the dead flash across screens. The Peace Corps has pulled all of its volunteers out of the three countries, and U.S. health officials have issued a…
  • Running for health: Even a little bit is good, but a little more is probably better

    Daniel Pendick
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Marathoners are the thoroughbreds of high-performance runners, but even the draft horses of the running world — slow and steady joggers — improve their health. A study out this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds that even five to 10 minutes a day of low-intensity running is enough to extend life by several years, compared with not running at all. It shows that the minimal healthy “dose” of exercise is smaller than many people might assume. But if your favorite activity is a brisk walk in the park or a quick game of tennis, the research has…
  • Fist bump better than handshake for cleanliness

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The handshake is an important way that many people communicate nonverbally. It’s a standard gesture when we say hello, goodbye, and make an agreement. We’ve been doing it for millennia. But hands carry germs that can spread infections to others. And some of these infections can be very serious, including those that can’t be killed by standard antibiotics. Is it time to consider changing the tradition of shaking hands? Two researchers from Aberystwyth University in Wales make the case that handshaking exchanges a lot more germs than a modern alternative, the fist bump. Their…
  • Acetaminophen may do little for acute back pain

    Nancy Ferrari
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    When back pain strikes, all you want is relief—as quickly as possible. Many folks turn to over-the-counter pain relievers to help take the edge off and keep them moving. Acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin), are common and reasonable choices. Australian researchers set out to see just how helpful acetaminophen is for people with back pain that comes on suddenly (so-called acute back pain). They wanted to know if acetaminophen shortened the time from the start of back pain to complete relief—meaning a pain rating of 0 or 1 (on a…
  • Treating gum disease may lessen the burden of heart disease, diabetes, other conditions

    Julie Corliss
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    In the folk song “Dem Bones,” every bone is connected to the next one in line. Here’s an interesting wrinkle on that idea: The gum bone, or at least problems with it, are connected to all sorts of health problems. Gum disease—which begins when the sticky, bacteria-laden film known as plaque builds up around your teeth—is closely linked to premature birth, heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health problems. Now, a report in the August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that treating gum disease (also called periodontal disease) can lead to…
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  • What to Expect from the Paleo Diet

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    1 Aug 2014 | 2:18 am
    Article by Paleo Forever Are you looking to lose weight, gain strength or otherwise get into better shape? If so, you may have heard of the Paleo Diet or even considered doing it yourself. Over the past few years, it’s become extremely popular with those who want to put a priority on their health. However, before you begin the diet, there are some things you may want to consider. First, the good news is that you’ll probably lose a lot of weight quickly. This is often very helpful in keeping the momentum going on your results. However, after a few weeks, most people generally stall. They…
  • Causes & Remedies for Premature Ejaculation

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    16 Jul 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Premature ejaculation is a condition when the male ejaculates or experiences an orgasm sooner than the partner expects. Some men have the capacity to hold off their ejaculation till they make the penetration, however in some cases the ejaculation takes place ever before penetrating the female. The common symptom of premature ejaculation is the loss of erection even before the partner has had a chance to achieve her orgasm, this may occur before penetration or immediately after penetration. There is no specific cause for premature ejaculation, it is a very rare condition experienced by men and…
  • Symptoms, Causes and Remedies for Ringworm

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    16 Jul 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Ringworm is a skin disease often caused by fungus a minute form of vegetable. Ringworm can be irritating but is not dangerous Symptoms include Formation of round or oval patches with raised pink and scaly rings which show a clean space in the center. Itching usually cause the infection to spread. Causes of ringworm include Ringworm usually affects the scalp, the body, the feet and the nails. Scalp ringworm is the most common and is usually seen amongst children due to lack of protective fatty acids. The ringworm then spread over the skin and goes deeper into the skin causing hair breakage…
  • Symptoms, Causes & Remedies for Pneumonia

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    16 Jul 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Pneumonia is the inflammation of the lungs and is one of the most serious infectious diseases. If both the lungs are affected it is known as double pneumonia. The most common symptoms of pneumonia are cold in head and throat. The patient experiences chill, shivering fever, difficulty in breathing and sharp pain in the chest. Cough and pinkish sputum being followed thereafter. In young children this disease my cause delirium and convulsion. Body temperature may rise upto 40.6 degree C and the pulse may got upto 150beats per minute. Pleurisy is a common complication of pneumonia. Pneumonia is…
  • Prediabetic condition is a serious health risk

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    25 Jun 2014 | 1:27 pm
    The prediabetic condition is a serious, but nearly silent, health factor affecting the lives of close to 79 million people across America. The lack of early detection and management of this prediabetic condition can lead to more serious health complications such as: type 2 diabetes, pharmaceutical dependence, insulin injections, nerve damage (neuropathy), eye damage (retinopathy), kidney disease, heart disease and chronic fatigue—all serious and costly health problems. It could be you – or a loved one. Fortunately, with early detection the diabetes condition can be managed, and often…
 
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  • Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 101

    Niall Hamilton
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    It is 393 days since the last instalment of Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five (FFFF episode 100) and since the last posting we have been inundated with a steady trickle of email protestation. The arbitrary threshold for re-instatement was forcibly fixed for Fifty, and thus the 50th email became the straw that broke the authors back and we return once again to the arcane world of the Who, What, Where, Why and When of medical trivia. Bring back Funtabulously Frivolous Friday!! I, and my colleagues miss it!! …from a cardiology nurse, who enjoys more than cardiology! –…
  • TechTool Thursday 056 ReelDx

    Tessa Davis
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:26 am
    TechTool review ReelDx ReelDx is a website that hosts videos of patient cases. Users can browse the videos and discuss the case management. It has been set up by a team of doctors and Health IT entrepreneurs in the US…It is Amazing Website: – Website – Facebook - Twitter Design The ReelDx website is very well designed – it looks lovely and there has obviously been time spent working on the layout and graphics. It runs smoothly and all the cases are clearly laid out with great quality video recording. Loads quickly in chrome and firefox, but had some issues with earlier…
  • Top 10 Tips on Surviving Nightshift

    Deanne Chiu
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:53 pm
    I’ve been asked by a lot of people how to manage night shift and its little friend, sleep disturbance, so I thought I’d write down a few of the tips that I have gathered over the years. Would love to hear your coping strategies and tips in the comments section… Going onto nightshift 1. Try to do something physical “the day before the day before”. Physical activity is good for your general wellbeing anyway, and it will set you up for a decent “pre-nightshift” sleep. I would go swimming, running, boxing or have a mega-housework blitz. Then get a decent amount of sleep prior to…
  • The LITFL Review 146

    Kane Guthrie
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    The LITFL Review is 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. Welcome to the 146th edition, brought to you by: Anand Swaminathan [AS] (EM Lyceum, iTeachEM) Brent Thoma [BT] (BoringEM and Academic Life in EM) Chris Connolly [CC] Chris Nickson [CN] ( iTeachEM, RAGE, INTENSIVE and SMACC) Joe-Anthony Rotella [JAR] Kane Guthrie [KG] Mat…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 041

    Soren Rudolph
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Welcome to the 41stedition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 10 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about the…
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    Better Innovations Blog

  • Moving to Stop the Smoking!

    Monica Hughes
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Lessening your impulse to light up could get easier by adding a bit of exercise in your life. People with depression have a more difficult time of quitting and can smoke around twice as much as someone without depression. Those with depression, or another type of mental illness are more likely to pick up a cigarette anyways. Studies have found that exercising, like taking a brisk walk, will reduce withdrawal symptoms and help your body to produce more of the “feel good” hormones. In the future, researchers hope to use exercise in the treatment of both depression and stopping smoking, but…
  • Staying Healthy on the Road

    Monica Hughes
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Traveling at any point in the year is a great excuse to simply give into relaxation and fast food. It may feel relaxing for the time being but the result and the recovery could be catastrophic. Many people don’t even think about the consequences of such actions. Whether it is a vacation or business trip, our minds are sort of programmed to believe fun or business will take up too much time. Making a commitment to exercise while traveling will have more benefits than letting it slide. Continue a workout routine to keep getting your body in shape. Working out while traveling also gives you…
  • Stressed Women and Weight Gain

    Monica Hughes
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    According to research, going through a stressful situation will cause cravings for less-healthy, high-fat foods. Ironically, stress also causes women to metabolize these types of unhealthy meals much more slowly. It is a lot harder to want to eat healthier foods when the stress of the day weighs down. This especially happens when there is no energy for making a healthy meal and fast food becomes the quickest option. On average, women who are under stress can gain up to 11 pounds per year than a woman not under stress and eating the same thing. For more on health and stress studies, visit…
  • Chikungunya Reaches the U.S.

    Monica Hughes
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first case of Chikungunya; a debilitating tropical disease that is spread by mosquitoes. Until last Thursday, the disease had only about 25 to 28 cases that were brought back to the United States from foreign travels. This is the first case where the disease has been thought to be transferred from a mosquito within the country. The disease causes joint pain and stiffness, and it was merely a matter of time before the virus would reach the U.S. The CDC will be monitoring for any new cases in the coming months. It is recommended that…
  • Cardio or Weights?

    Monica Hughes
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    In all honesty, it really depends on what results you want to have. There are advantages to both cardio and weight training workouts but putting the two together will change your body shape the fastest and most efficiently. Cardio or Weights? is a post from the Better Innovations Health, Fitness, and Wellness Blog Related Posts:Metabolism BoostersSudden Exercise Can Be Harmful for Inactive IndividualsDiet and Strength Training: Two Keys to Weight Loss Success3 Reasons to Cut Carbs from Your DietMaking The Most Of Your Hotel WorkoutCircuit Training Mistakes Many People Make (Visited 3 times, 2…
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  • A dilemma involving inner child therapy work

    Editor
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:10 pm
    A counsellor has been working with a client over a period of 9 months assisting with inner child therapy work. During the period, the client also talks about her relationship issues, sexuality as well as a relationship with another person. The counsellor, who also happens to be in a same sex relationship and going through her own separation issues, advises the client she will help counsel her through separating from her husband if the client decides she is lesbian. When the counsellor discovers the ‘other person’ the client is seeing is a male, the counsellor immediately advises the…
  • From Evidence-Based Medicine to Marketing-Based Medicine

    Editor
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    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 Attorneys Generals in the USA. These documents concurred with findings of the US Senate “Grassley…
  • Mindfulness practice: Problems and solutions

    Editor
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Although only recently embraced by Western psychology, mindfulness practices and techniques have been part of many Eastern philosophies, such as Buddhism, Taoism, Tai Chi, Hinduism, and most martial arts, for thousands of years. The various definitions of it revolve around bringing non-judgmental consciousness to the present experience, so it can be considered the art of conscious living. Mindfulness is said to be: “Bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis” (Marlatt & Kristeller, 1999, p 68) “Paying attention in a particular way; on…
  • Dealing with Transference

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    3 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Transference is a phenomenon in psychology characterised by “unconscious redirection of feelings of one person to another” (Wiki Answers, n.d.). It can occur both in everyday life and also in the therapy room. One example of how it can happen is when a person mistrusts another because the other resembles, say, an ex-spouse, in manners, appearance, or demeanour. In a therapeutic context, transference refers to the way in which the client’s view of and relations with childhood objects (meaning: people) are expressed in current feelings, attitudes, and behaviours in regard to the therapist…
  • DSM-IV and DSM-V differences: Ending the confusion

    Editor
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:24 am
    The DSM-5 has been out for a year now and – fourteen years in the making – it has been the subject of seemingly endless discussion. Are you “up with the play” on the changes – or just up to your ears in confusion? One source said that there were 464 changes, although many of these are minor. Some have criticised it on the grounds that it pathologises normal everyday stress, leads doctors to prescribe unnecessary medications, and serves as a “nice little earner” for the APA which put it out. Among the dozens of revisions in this new edition are the elimination of a bereavement…
 
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  • 'I feel your pain': measuring the unmeasurable

    Michael Vagg, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Deakin University School of Medicine &amp; Pain Specialist at Barwon Health
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Pain-related behaviour is remarkably consistent between cultures. sybanto/ShutterstockThere may be many pitfalls in an argument which equates sensation in humans with nervous discharges from frogs skin. – Edgar Adrian, 1932 Nobel Prize in Medicine Humans seem to experience pain, whether acute or persistent, in a unique way. As a species, we have evolved from having very simple damage-sensing mechanisms (which we share in many details with molluscs) to develop early warning systems that react not only to the threat of physical harm but to social and emotional harm. As we added language and…
  • Ebola outbreak is cause for concern but there's hope yet

    Allen Cheng, Associate Professor in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at Monash University
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Border screening for Ebola is unlikely to be effective because the virus has a 21-day incubation period and early symptoms are similar to common infections such as malaria.EPA/AHMED JALLANZOThe current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is now the largest recorded since the virus was first described in 1976. That this outbreak is not under control after more than four months is cause for great concern, as are the way the virus is spreading and apparent breaches in infection control. The epidemic was recognised at the outset as being unusual. It started in a region that borders Guinea, Sierra…
  • How cancer eats itself to survive our therapies

    Lisa Schafranek, Post-Doctoral Researcher at South Australian Health &amp; Medical Research Institute
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:28 pm
    When cells are deprived of energy and nutrients from their external environment, they package up and consume their own components to survive.Kevin McShane/Flickr, CC BY-NCCan you imagine being so desperate for food that you would eat yourself to survive? Most people can’t but our cells do exactly this. When cells are deprived of energy and nutrients from their external environment, they look internally, packaging up and consuming their own components to survive until an energy source becomes available. Once a food or nutrient source is available, cells are able to replace these components.
  • America's 'Right to Try' laws - the Pandora's box of compassionate legislation

    Michael Vagg, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Deakin University School of Medicine &amp; Pain Specialist at Barwon Health
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Diseases desperate grown By desperate appliance are reliev’d, Or not at all. [1600-1 Shakespeare Hamlet iv. iii. 9] There are few more emotional decisions in medicine than the appropriate way to treat a potentially fatal cancer. Perhaps this is why oncologists rely so much on clinical trials to help them decide. At least it can help ensure decisions are made on grounds that are both objective as well as compassionate. In the past, clinical trials of new cancer treatments have generally begun in those for whom all reasonable conventional treatments have been given. The ethical equation of…
  • Introvert or extrovert, normal or abnormal: the problem with personality types

    Nick Haslam, Professor of Psychology at University of Melbourne
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Introverted and A-type? We're not that easily categorised.Ivana Vasilj/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDThe idea that people can be classified into types has a long history. Writing 23 centuries ago, the Greek philosopher Theophrastus sketched 30 characters that are instantly recognisable to this day. They include the chatterbox, the back-biter, the ungrateful grumbler, the penny-pincher and the patron of rascals. This ancient attempt to sort people into types reflects the enduring challenge of understanding psychological diversity. As Theophrastus put it: why is it that, while all Greece lies under…
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  • Mushroom Omelet with Pepper Jack Cheese

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

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

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

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

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    25 Mar 2014 | 1:02 am
    Curried Red Lentils with Brown Rice and Broccoli served as a main course.  It is yield with 2 serving and cooking preparation time is 55 minutes. The post Curried Red Lentils with Brown Rice and Broccoli appeared first on Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |.
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  • How to organize an effective group study

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    28 Jul 2014 | 1:54 am
    Effective study not only makes you more confident but also creates an inspiration to achieve more. Group Study has been one of the most effective model of studying. Studying in group creates a more competitive , inspirational environment and aptitude for more knowledge. Question is how to plan and... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Two Faced Edward Mordrake : Case of Craniopagus or Myth?

    Sulav Shrestha
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:28 pm
    As you know my condition is rare, because I was born with an extra limb in my body, a second face in the back of my head. It is a face that has always been there with the eyes open, as if was death. In 20 years of my life I never thought it would become so terrible until a few years ago, that ... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • 7 Ways to make Pocket money for Medical Students

    Administrator
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:12 pm
    1. Writing Guidebooks In the free time after the 2nd year exams, many students group together to write guidebooks for exams like “ EXIT Through Basic Science” “ Basic Science Review”. Students collect questions and compose answers and compile a complete book that can be used by juniors as a review... Published in http://medchrome.com
 
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    MindBodySpiritual

  • What to Eat and Not to Eat When You’re Pregnant

    mindtap
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    What to Eat and Not to Eat. If you suspect that you are pregnant, the most shocking statement: You are not only responsible for your own health, but there’s life growing inside of you. This coupled with the general sense that: “I’m eating for two.” It is a common misconception that pregnant women should eat it in larger quantities than is recommended. In fact, you only need about 250 – 300 extra calories per day, which is sufficient to provide adequate nutrition for infants. Keep your weight under control not only allow you to have a more comfortable pregnancy,…
  • Top 4 Health Problems in Pregnancy and Prevention

    mindtap
    10 Jun 2014 | 1:40 pm
    During pregnancy, pregnant women are usually not spared from a variety of health problems. However, do not to worry as long as you know how to prevent and treat it. Well, what some of the top problems in pregnancy? This problem includes the following: Hyperemesis Gravidarum Pregnant women usually experience nausea or vomiting during pregnancy 8-12 weeks. This complaint will reduced and give up in the 16th week of pregnancy. However, there are also women who experience in the third trimester. The solution is manage your diet. Choose foods that are high in carbohydrates to replace energy lost…
  • Do you want a body like Katy Perry? Ride a bike!

    mindtap
    7 Jun 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Do you know, Katy Perry does love riding her bike around the city, where she held a concert. “Constantly travelling can make me difficult to exercise. But, my favorite sport that I did in the tour is cycling around the city. I like exploring a new city and hand out my concert ticket,” Perry said to Closer magazine. The ‘Roar’ singer also likes riding a stationary bike in the gym, and regularly attends a class where members are motivated by upbeat music. She said, “I try to exercise three to four times a week and, on the days I’m not working, I do enjoy the…
  • Sleep Disorder: Causes and Solutions

    mindtap
    5 Jun 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Stress and activity that remains to be done until late at night is the main cause why sleep disorder become a familiar problem encountered modern humans. Even so lack consumption of vitamin is also a big influence why it’s difficult to get quality sleep at night. Then why we do not fix the diet before go to the pharmacy to look for sleeping pills. Here are three sleep disorder caused by a deficiency of vitamins or minerals. It’s hard to fall asleep Magnesium plays a major role in the functioning of the body to regulate sleep. Insomnia is one of the symptoms of magnesium…
  • 6 Creative Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

    mindtap
    31 May 2014 | 8:22 am
    The days of pregnancy, especially the first pregnancy, it is interesting to photograph.  This is an important moment in your life and also a moment that should be remembered for the whole family. There are so many creative ideas, announcing your pregnancy: creative pregnancy announcement ideas. Photography has become increasingly sophisticated through media and online platforms. Unfortunately, there are many things that missed without some photo. Anyone? Well, if you walk around on pinterest or a photo blog, you can find an interesting photo themes, to announce a pregnancy. There are many…
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    HealthFitPlan.com

  • Finding A Good Food And Travel Blog

    Annabelle Holman
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    When men and women have a love of both food and geography, they might want to write about their experiences as they jet around the world. By starting a food and travel blog, they can share their experiences with others. People might even be able to make a little money on their side by getting people to visit their site. One of the first signs of a well-crafted blog is that the author is willing to keep up with it. Entries should be written on most days of the week so that readers will have something to chew on. If entries are not given at least every other day, readers will likely tire of the…
  • The Goodness To Get From Kosher MRE

    Annabelle Holman
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    Nowadays, there have been lots of events that had changed the lives of the people. There were super typhoons blowing strong and the sky is raining bullets in the war. With that, the victims might just have their own fallout as they get to survive on their own when everything they had is gone. As the victims face off their fall down, they might experience the scarcity of food that they need to survive in their every day lives. They might be given with the goods that can have them sustained for their rumbling stomachs after the event. Kosher MRE might just be one of the goods that they are…
  • Qualities Of An Appropriate Physical Therapist South Hills Pa

    Annabelle Holman
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:41 am
    Therapeutic treatment is very important for persons who for a long time have experienced joint, muscle, bones and muscle problems for they optimize the strength and individuals abilities to move. When looking for that physician suitable to carry out the treatment on one it can be a challenge. Below are several traits of a worthy physical therapist south hills pa that patients can consider suitable to serve them. Important in the first place is the expert who has up to date techniques in undertaking the job. This coupled with the quality of the equipment that is used by the experts can see a…
 
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    Be Well Buzz

  • 6 Natural Sunburn Remedies

    BeWellBuzz
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:28 pm
    All right, everybody! Let’s reset how skin and summer relate. Men, don’t sneer at the skin-talk; it’s not just skin-deep. Many optin in for the ready-to-apply lotion/cream/sunscreens (with a high SPF value) but with that also comes a lot of nasty chemicals, many of which are xenoestrogens. They bring in another slew of irregular, annoying chain of events (for men and women both, despite estrogen being a woman’s best friend) but we’ll keep that for another day. Let’s start making smarter choices and turn to natural sunburn remedies, but first let’s clear a few points. Men,…
  • 5 Foods That Truly Deserve The Superfood Title

    BeWellBuzz
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It seems like more people are finally stepping away from the current pill-pushing medical system and going back to Mother Nature for answers and healing. And nature does provide an extremely wide array of help from not only helping heal but also prevent many illnesses. We do understand that the options are unlimited but if you only had to pick a few things to add to your lifestyle protocol, these 5 superfoods truly deserve a spot. 1. Moringa This is a plant that can be grown in the tropics and has its origin in the sub-Himalayan areas of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and India. Moringa…
  • Negative or Positive Thinker, Which One Are You?

    Carmelo Cincotta
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    I never have met a person who admitted to being a negative person and yet, they are all around us. Tell me, have you ever met a person that agreed they were negative?…Interesting, isn’t it? Deep down, do you really believe you are a positive person and possess the art of positive thinking? You never will convince yourself of anything unless you change your chit-chat from negative to positive. And, it is of no benefit to you if you do not do this on a daily basis. That’s because, as human beings, we have thousands of thoughts every single day and most of them are negative and…
  • Why Keep ACV In Your Pantry?

    Miriam Levin
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    The thought of apple cider vinegar often will make people cringe as the sour flavor and pungent odor can be challenging for some. If you are able to get past those things, apple cider vinegar has many uses. It is known to have a plethora of medicinal benefits as well. Apple cider vinegar is fermented juice derived from crushed apples. It goes by other some other names as well, such as Malus Sylvestris, Vinigare de Manzana, and Vinaigre de Cidre. Due to its tremendous health benefits, I use ACV every day in my tea elixir and always in my water. I have found it has a wide variety of other uses…
  • Message From Spirit-Control Your Anxiety

    Catherine Bowen
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    Why, in this modern society, with all the gadgets and machines, are you all so busy? This busy-ness leads to unnecessary stress and anxiety. This is anxiety you can do something about! It has to do with choices. Do you have to do everything which comes your way? Do you need to accept every invitation for a social event? How many visits to the gym do you need a week? Is every shopping trip totally necessary? The list goes on! If you could cut your “doing” time you could use the time saved for more valuable activities. Maybe you would like to incorporate meditation or yoga into your daily…
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    YourHealthyOptions.com

  • Problems with Generic Drugs?

    Jim Long
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Some people have concerns about the safety and the effectiveness of Generic drugs. They do not go through the tough clinical trials that the original drug does. The FDA says that the active ingredient has already been through clinical trials and would be no good to make the generic versions do the same thing [...]
  • What are Typical Food Allergies?

    Jim Long
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
    Is there a typical food allergy? What should you watch for? Let’s talk about some of the more common possibilities for you and your family. Milk is one of the most common food allergies that people are suffering from. Many are lactose intolerant and cannot take the ingredients that are found in regular milk. Eggs are [...]
  • Veterans & Social Security

    Jim Long
    23 Jun 2014 | 7:01 am
    Here is a guest column from Social Security Veterans and Social Security By Michael W. Grochowski Social Security Regional Commissioner in Atlanta In the United States, people do a lot to recognize and honor the heroes who serve in the Armed Forces and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. July is an appropriate month to recognize veterans [...]
  • Healthy and Unhealthy Drinks

    Jim Long
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:33 am
    Wondering why you don’t eat too much but still keep on gaining weight? Then maybe you drink is not healthy at all. There are hundreds of beverages out there that can boost your waistline. You have to be cautious of what you drink. Coffee, although it has significant health effects, can [...]
  • Salute to Our Armed Forces on Memorial Day

    Jim Long
    24 May 2014 | 4:57 am
    The armed forces are a wide network of agencies and services that provide for a certain country’s need of security and defense. Its network is also used in order to build wide array of connections internationally and relay effective communications towards neighboring countries in order to prevent misunderstandings and unwanted times of war. In other [...]
 
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    Dr Mommy Online |Healthy Living Tips for Busy Women

  • The Power of Naps!

    Kerrin Edmonds
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Naps can be: Rest for a tired Baby A time for Mom to get things done or take a nap herself A time to recharge But what exactly are naps and what do they really do? Let’s break it down! If we talk about naps, we of course have to talk about our circadian rhythm. We all have what is called a Circadian Rhythm or body clock. We are all born with one and it becomes mature at about 4 months of age.  Our body goes through a series of cycles in a 24 hour period. We have temperature fluctuations, hormone releases, etc. As a part of these cycles we also cycle in and out of “sleepy…
  • Can We Prevent Learning Problems? Exploring Early Intervention at Home

    Christiane Marshall
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Often therapy after a stroke or brain injury helps individuals to regain function and abilities that they lost in the incident. Sadly, it isn’t always so. But in children, there are more successful outcomes due to the nature of the developing brain. Thinking About Prevention I’ve been fascinated by the brain since I was eight years old. I became a special education teacher because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of children with learning problems. However, I became disillusioned in the public school system when what I knew would work with one on one interactions was…
  • Inventing a Healthy Diet

    Laura Seeber
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    Sometimes, eating healthy means you have to be a little bit inventive.  Let’s face it– the food lining the shelves in the neat little boxes and jars in your local grocery store isn’t always the best choice, especially if you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you’ve decided to start eating more whole, raw foods, there are a lot of ways that you can invent some really healthy and great tasting meals.  Here are a few tips that my local foodie and raw food friends have given me over the years. Tip # 1:  Keep Your Plate and Smoothies Colorful This is one tip that…
  • The Fabric of Our Lives

    Emily McMason
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    We hold. We comfort. We pick-up. We Soothe. When our children are young, we spend our days with them in our arms, across our bodies, clinging to our legs. And often, by the end of the day, we feel all touched out. The last thing we want to do is touch anyone, ever again. All we want is to be blissfully alone. Preferably in silence. And then, on not-enough-hours-of-sleep, the whole process begins again the next day. And we wish all over again to have less contact. But it turns out, touching less isn’t the answer. It is actually touching more. Because that first kind of touching? That is…
  • 3 Simple Ways to Fight Fatigue

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    We all suffer from fatigue some time in our lives and if you are a parent, then you probably suffer from fatigue a bit more often. However, you don’t have to give in to the fatigue, instead here are 3 simple ways you can fight fatigue and truly enjoy life. Here are 3 simple ways you can fight fatigue: Start Moving – You’re probably thinking, how can I possible move if I am fatigued? Did you know that a simple brisk walk around the block can be enough to get you off the couch? And…most of our fatigue is actually caused by a sedentary lifestyle. The less you move, the…
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    Holistic Healing Blog

  • Aromatherapy Carrier Oils For Essential Oils

    26 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    To dilute essential oils you can choose from a wide range of aromatherapy carrier oils. Learn about the properties and uses of common carrier oils for essential oils.
  • Essential Oil Safety Guidelines For Aromatherapy

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    When using aromatherapy, it's important to understand a few essential oil safety guidelines. Always read the label and follow all warnings and cautions.
  • Your Aromatherapy Guide

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    This aromatherapy guide covers a variety of information related to essential oils to help you learn how to use them safely and effectively.
  • Using Essential Oils For Children

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    You can use essential oils for children as first aid, to help calm them, and more. Generally, reduce essential oils in adult-sized blends by half or more, depending on the child.
  • Using Aromatherapy For Babies

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Used cautiously, aromatherapy for babies can be part of caring for your infant in a natural, healthy way. Suggestions for safe use of essential oils for your baby.
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • Share Your Message of Hope #VoicesHavePower #vzwbuzz

    Joyce
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Voices Have Power Some of you know I’m a big believer in the link between service, giving, and purpose as a part of a healthy life. Sometimes that giving and purpose is a big commitment – and sometimes it’s small. But just like healthy food and exercise choices, small things done often make a big difference.   #VoicesHavepower   That’s why I love this powerful new campaign from Verizon to stop domestic violence. As someone who was a victim of domestic violence when I was younger (before I met my husband), I hold this issue close to my heart. On the journey from victim…
  • I’m Going Lap-Topless #VZWbuzz

    Joyce
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The Nokia Lumia 2520 wrapped up safely in the Nokia Power keyboard — Hello up to an extra 5 hours of battery life! **Disclosure: As a #VZWbuzz team member, I was provided the Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet. My opinions are always my own. Although I don’t go on tropical adventures as often as I’d like, I do journey home to Maui at least once a year. I’m there for awhile and it’s always awesome to see my Maui ohana, but there’s always work that needs doing too. I have to pack up the appropriate gadgets and tools to make that work  happen. Each trip, I try to be as…
  • The 3 P’s of a Healthy Life

    Joyce
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Good for my soul – My present purpose and passion. Whatever is good for your soul…do that. ~ unknown I’ve never been one to follow the crowd. Even when I managed a gym, I wasn’t fond of promoting the newest fitness trend. Maybe it was just a personal go-against-the-grain kind of character trait or maybe I never really like the idea of telling everyone else what they should love. If I tell you what to love, unless you just happen to love it too, you’ll be lacking the ingredients that you need to stick to a healthy lifestyle for more than a week at a time. I call…
  • A Child’s Journey to Self-Discovery #Thrively

    Joyce
    31 May 2014 | 10:56 am
    A day at the barn. Often we parents try to vicariously live out our lives through our children. Maybe it’s the artist that never quite became known, or the football player that didn’t make the NFL after college, or a singer whose album never sold to more than friends and family. Dreams are awesome. But we all have our own. What’s yours is not necessarily mine, and that same thing goes for our children. No matter how well intentioned we are, our children need to find their own strengths and purpose and not the one we want. When we put them on our path we take them off of…
  • Finding Solutions and Paying it Forward with Technology #VZWbuzz

    Joyce
    28 May 2014 | 7:54 am
    View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the open-air bus. Photo taken with my new Nokia LUMIA Icon. #VZWbuzz Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco (Oh San Francisco, how I love you) to be part of the Verizon’s #VZWbuzz Influencer Summit. I had the chance to hang out with many people I’ve only known through Twitter and other social sites. It was a real treat to spend time with both old friends and new friends. And of course our hosts were beyond fantastic. Thank you Verizon for everything! <—– disclosure. The Nokia Lumia Icon on on it’s…
 
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    The Waiting Room Online

  • Q.D.F (Quote Day Friday)

    Robin
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
  • Sweet Potato Brownies

    Edel
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Todays Bake-off challenge was created by the Boss-man himself, Steve who presented, Sweet Potato Brownies. Sounds weird but actually tasted really nice. Check out the recipe here . 
  • Green Roofing for businesses

    Edel
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    How many building rooftops are there in any given city? Wasted space can be utilized to create a roof top garden.  Yes gardening is work but what about gardening at work? Killing two birds with one stone, businesses are both keeping employees engaged and doing something good for the environment. Forest City employees plant flowers and vegetables on the 15th floor of Terminal Tower   Rooftop gardening can help improve the quality of the atmosphere. The plants absorb carbon dioxide in the air and convert it into oxygen, which is released into the air. The rooftop plants provide natural…
  • Q.D.F (Quote Day Friday)

    Robin
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
  • Bake-Off Challenge

    Edel
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    This weeks Bake-off was presented by Karl, who made a scrumptious Mediterranean Filo. It was devoured within minutes by the staff here. Check out the recipe below:  5 sheets Filo pastry  1 bag of Spinach fresh or free flow frozen. 400grm Feta Cheese or Goats cheese Chillies ( amount according to taste) Olives  Sundried Tomatoes Olive Oil or Melted Butter Pre heat oven to 175 Wilt fresh Spinach or defrost frozen spinach squeeze out liquid Chop Olives, Tomatoes and Chillies ( discard seeds if you don't want it too hot) mix together Brush Filo sheets with oil or melted butter Lay…
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    Healthy. Happy. Simple.

  • Our Favorite (and Easy) Baby Food Recipes

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

    Becky James
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    Nine Months At nine months, you can start to introduce foods to your child that make eating far more flavorful and nutritious.   Time saver: peel fresh garlic faster by placing entire pod in a tightly covered pan and shaking it.  Then remove the tips,chop and cook.Garlic: some lists will say that you may start garlic as early as 7-8 months, as it is not a common allergen, but certainly by nine months, garlic should be a staple in your child’s diet.  Garlic has many purported health benefits, including being a natural broad-spectrum anti-biotic, which many…
  • Eight Months

    Becky James
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    Eight MonthsAt this point your baby should be having three meals per day.  This was also the point where I started to structure meals, so that my son was getting the most out of foods.  I also cut back on breastfeeding and isolated feeding so that I was not trying to get him to eat solids and immediately breastfeed.  Each day, my day loosely went as follows:Morning: Wake and breastfeed (also, the sooner I breastfed, the sooner I could have coffee, if I am honest).  An hour or so later, my son would have cereal mixed in pureed fruit.  Mid-day: His lunch would consist…
  • Seven Months

    Becky James
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Seven MonthsYour baby should be eating two to three meals per day and having breast milk or formula with each meal.  Each meal should consist of approximately  ½ cup of food, but remember that babies are human and will want more or less depending upon the day and their personal needs.  The goal is that they gain weight and grow appropriately while learning good eating habits, which do not include gorging on forced food.  Even at this age, children should learn to respond to their internal cues for hunger and fullness, and parents need to respect their limits.  If…
  • Six to Seven Months

    Becky James
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    Six to Seven MonthsDepending upon when you started solids, at six months, food is joining breast milk or formula for one or possibly two meals per day, but it is not replacing the breast or bottle at those feedings, as they are still the primary source of nutrition.  As food is introduced, make sure that your baby is continuing to get enough fluids.Pumpkin, sweet potato and butternut squash are three great Super Foods that most babies cannot resist.  Beware, they are not easily absorbed and baby’s poo may closely resemble their dinner, so do not be shocked.  They are,…
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    Laser Clinic Bournemouth

  • Why laser hair removal is worth every penny

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

    Kerry
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    Monday morning. Your alarm goes off. You stumble into the bathroom and take a look in the mirror. What do you see? Tired, dull skin? If so, you’re not alone. If like most people you tend to consume most of your weekly alcohol units at the weekend, chances are, your skin will be at its most dehydrated on a Monday morning. The ageing process and life style choices can really take their toll on your skin. But there are plenty of things you can do to help the largest organ of your body along the way. At Laser Skin Solutions we take a very holistic approach to all treatments, especially our skin…
  • Groupon laser hair removal

    Kerry
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    Over the last year or so I have been asked on occasion why we don’t offer Groupon deals at Laser Skin Solutions. I have to admit, when Groupon suddenly appeared on the scene a couple of years ago, I was intrigued as I watched many people suddenly doing all their shopping and even booking holidays via Groupon and other ‘daily deal’ websites like Living Social. It all seemed a bit too good to be true. An afternoon tea for £9.95 instead of £35? A massage for £15 instead of £60? Even laser hair removal promotions at £99 instead of £600. Wow! What’s not to like?! Well, for a…
  • 5 things you can do to increase the success of your laser tattoo removal

    Kerry
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:14 am
    So you’ve decided to remove your tattoo. Great. But did you know there are a few basic things you can do to help speed the process up? At Laser Skin Solutions we often get asked if there is anything patients can do in order to speed up their laser tattoo removal. The answer is ‘yes’, there are 5 things which you can do in order to help you get the most out of each laser tattoo removal treatment. The good news? You may be doing most of them already. Laser tattoo removal relies on your immune system to clear away the ink. More specifically, it relies on your white blood cells to do the…
  • How long does laser hair removal last?

    Kerry
    10 Feb 2014 | 6:23 am
    At our Bournemouth laser clinic we constantly get asked whether laser hair removal is permanent. Does the treatment actually get rid of hair permanently? The answer is yes, it can get rid of up to 90% of your hair. But it is never going to get rid of every single last little hair – in other words it won’t look like a waxed effect. But, if 90% is good enough for you, then I would say laser or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is definitely for you. The fact is, when we laser or IPL a hair, we are aiming to heat the hair follicle to 60-70 degrees. This not only kills the hair itself, but also…
 
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    Walkingspree

  • Eat Smart with Jan Tilley: Mediterranean Chicken Sandwich

    Maddie
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    Need a vacation, from your vacation? Hopefully, this month has brought out the best of your peak performance. In seeking to be the very best, we must not forget the importance of downtime.  Ask any performer and they will tell you the key to their success is ensuring adequate rest and recovery.  In our practice at JTA Wellness, we find that many of our clients have a case of the “go-go’s” (no not the band!); where they tend to be going to a soccer game, going on business trip, going to plan a party, or going to babysit the grandbabies.  Seldom do we hear people state they are taking…
  • How To Choose The Right Running (Or Walking) Shoe

    Maddie
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Choosing the right shoe for you walk or run is an important decision. The wrong shoes can lead to injury, discomfort, or end your outdoor career before it begins. However, choosing the right shoe will keep your feet happy, support your unique running mechanics, and make the miles fly by. 1. Foot Type and Gait Analysis We all have unique physical attributes. The first step to finding the right pair of running shoes is to determine your individual needs. Do you have flat feet or high arches? Do you pronate or supinate? Are you a heel-striker? These are difficult questions, especially for…
  • Eat Smart with Jan Tilley: Decadent Chocolate Souflles

    Maddie
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    As the Aerosmith song proclaims….”Sweet Emotion!” We all have days where we just want to throw in the towel and tell ourselves I am too stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, worried, or tense to press onward. Controlling our stress hormone is an essential cornerstone of taking charge of our emotional performance. The hormone at the epicenter of stress management is cortisol, a hormone released from the adrenal glands atop the kidney. Designed to give you a quick jolt of energy when you need to flee a dangerous situation (there’s a cheetah chasing you, an earthquake strikes, etc.), this is…
  • Is It Worse To Have A Bad Night’s Sleep Or A Short Night’s Sleep?

    Maddie
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Parents of newborns — and anyone else who faces multiple awakenings a night — know this to be true: The brain fog and testy temper from waking up several times throughout the night is real. And now, research is backing this up. A new study in the journal Sleep Medicine shows that cognitive ability, attention span and mood are all impacted negatively from interrupted sleep — to a similar extent as only getting four hours of sleep. “The sleep of many parents is often disrupted by external sources such as a crying baby demanding care during the night. Doctors on call, who…
  • 6 Tips To Make Eating Healthy Easy, Even When You’re On The Go

    Maddie
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    It’s a familiar scenario: you have five minutes before you have to leave for work and you haven’t made your lunch yet. You know grabbing something from the cafe downstairs is going to be unhealthy and expensive. Next time you shop, ensure you stock up on these six ingredients. Having them on hand and ready to go will make fixing lunches a breeze! 1. Quinoa Quinoa is actually a vegetable from the beet and spinach family, but it can act as the perfect gluten-free grain base for your salad. Quinoa is high in protein, essential fatty acids, magnesium, iron, potassium, copper, zinc, and…
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    Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

  • 5 Things I Learned When I Quit Facebook

    Jeannie Kim
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Photo: Getty Images I have a Facebook problem. The problem is, I love Facebook. I love posting about my day, connecting with friends near and far, and seeing the funny/crazy/sweet things people share. But I also hate Facebook, for being such a time suck, for making me feel bad about myself when other people’s lives seem so much more exciting than mine, and for leading me to spend more time interacting with a screen than with the real world. And when I log off Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are there clamoring for my attention, a never-ending scroll of links and tweets and photos and…
  • Sports, Hot Weather Can Be Dangerous Combo

    Health Editor
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Summertime fun often includes outdoor sports, but playing hard in the heat can be dangerous, experts warn. Athletes are particularly vulnerable to problems that arise when the body’s ability to cool itself is overwhelmed, explained Tim McLane, certified athletic trainer at Georgia Regents Sports Medicine Center. Following just a few simple heat safety rules can protect the health of athletes and prevent issues like heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, he said. “While training and preparation are important to succeed in sports,…
  • Hit TV Show or Not? Brainwaves May Tell

    Health Editor
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Here’s news for TV programmers: Scanning viewers’ brainwaves may help you spot a hit. Tracking viewers’ brain activity seems to predict the preferences of large TV audiences, according to a study based on viewers of broadcasts such as the drama series “The Walking Dead” and recent Super Bowl commercials. The researchers compared brain activity of a few viewers to show-related Twitter traffic on the Internet. “When brainwaves were in agreement, the number of [supportive] tweets tended to increase,” study…
  • Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips

    Health Editor
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Almost 140 people die every year in accidents related to school transportation in the United States. But there are several simple ways to prevent school bus-related catastrophes, Dawne Gardner, injury prevention coordinator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center, said in a medical center news release. “As families begin to prepare for children returning to school, it’s important for parents and children to go over school bus safety tips together,” Gardner said.
  • Two Americans With Ebola Will Be Evacuated to United States

    Health Editor
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    By Dennis Thompson and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two Americans stricken with the Ebola virus in West Africa will be evacuated to the United States for treatment, U.S. State Department officials said Friday. “The State Department, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is facilitating a medical evacuation for two U.S. citizens who have been infected by Ebola in West Africa,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement, NBC News reported. The two Americans — currently being treated in…
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    MMC Blog

  • Communication as First-Line Therapy

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

    mmahannah
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    It is very hard to comprehend the depths of the tragedy that happened with the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last Thursday. The implications of the 298 lost souls will continue to resound for decades to come. Some of the lives lost were devoted to improving access, advocating for rights, creating innovative solutions, and […]
  • Communication in Healthcare: What’s in a Style?

    Stephanie Schmitt
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Last week our behavioral and creative teams had the privilege of receiving a 1-day health coach training from experts at the UNC-Greensboro Department of Public Health Education. This training was a unique opportunity to learn best practices when working with patients in the most intimate of settings: a health coaching session. The dynamic day included […]
  • What “Talk To Your Doctor” Really Means

    Ailee Tempest
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:29 am
    When people find out I do pharmaceutical marketing, they act like they’ve met a Yeti. “YOU do those ads on TV with all those nutty side effects?!” And then the questions begin. “How come those ‘sick’ people look so happy?” “If I get that disease will I have a lake house, too?” “What’s with all […]
  • The patient engagement equation

    aweiss
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Patient engagement is a concept that we’ve been hearing a lot about for the last couple of years and one that is critical to impacting health outcomes. As we’ve seen in our own research, oftentimes industry terms are considered buzzwords and carry different meanings to different people. While there isn’t true consensus on the exact […]
 
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    Global Genes ™ » Blog

  • Patient Advocacy Summit 2014: Patient-Centered Benefit-Risk Assessment, Why It Matters to You

    Ilana Jacqueline
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Advocates at this year’s 2014 Global Genes Patient Advocacy Summit will have an exclusive chance to learn how their voice can make a difference in the fight for faster cures. For critical patients and their families, the risk versus benefit of new treatments has been […]
  • Mysterious Genetic Condition Complicates Life for Milo: Family Reaches Out

    GGP Team
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Our beautiful son, Milo, was born in December 2010. He has had a complicated life since then, with six surgeries and undiagnosed global developmental delays. These have left him significantly behind his typically-developing peers. He cannot yet walk independently, does not yet communicate consistently with […]
  • “Boy Meets Girl,” New SMA Infographic Released by Gwendolyn Strong Foundation

    Ilana Jacqueline
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (theGSF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing global awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the #1 genetic killer of young children, accelerating research focused on ending this cruel disease, and supporting families impacted by SMA and other life-altering conditions. the […]
  • Total Orphan Drug Presents: New Rare Syndromes

    GGP Team
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Novel form of congenital lipodystrophy and fatty liver disease due to biallellic loss-of-function mutations in PCYT1A in two unrelated patients The authors identified two unrelated patients with defects in the Kennedy pathway due to biallellic loss-of-function mutations in PCYT1A. The phenotypic consequences include severe fatty […]
  • Little Miss Hannah Foundation Seeks Donations for Care Bags

    Ilana Jacqueline
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    The Little Miss Hannah Foundation is going to be launching their new program in honor of what would have been Little Miss Hannah’s 6th birthday (July 25) – Hannah’s Care Bags. These bags will be delivered to Las Vegas area Pediatric Intensive Care Units to provide comfort […]
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    Dr. David Geier - Sports Medicine Specialist & Orthopedic Surgeon in Charleston, SC

  • Healthy athlete tip: Undergo baseline concussion testing before the season

    drdavidgeier
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Baseline concussion tests are an essential component in determining if an athlete is ready to return to play following a concussion. All athletes who play contact or collision sports in which concussions are possible should undergo one of these tests before each season.
  • Pitching performance suffers after Tommy John surgery

    drdavidgeier
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Injuries to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the elbow are common in Major League Baseball. That ligament is the main stabilizer to some of the forces on the elbow with the throwing motion. With repeated stress over time, that ligament can fray and ultimately fail. Reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament, better known as Tommy John surgery, is usually required to allow an elite pitcher to return to the mound. While success rates for return to pitching after UCL reconstruction usually exceed 80%, a new study examines how the injury and surgery affect pitching performance.
  • Sports medicine stats: Age of single-sport specialization

    drdavidgeier
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    When comparing college athletes to high school athletes who don't play college sports, an interesting trend about the age at which both groups began playing only one sport emerges. This study highlights some interesting statistics about single-sport specialization.
  • Allograft ACL reconstructions might have higher failure rates

    drdavidgeier
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    A tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most disabling knee injuries that afflicts athletes and athletic people. Most patients undergo surgery to restore knee stability and function in order to allow return to sports and exercise. In fact, it has been estimated that approximately 200,000 ACL reconstruction surgeries are performed each year. A new study suggests that the type of graft used for the reconstruction might play a large role in the life span of these operations.
  • Episode 153: How can we identify athletes with eating disorders?

    drdavidgeier
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Are eating disorders common among athletes? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, UFC fighter Daniel Cormier, New York Giants running back David Wilson, NBA center Andrew Bynum, and the NBA considering a week-long All-Star break. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • Choosing the Right Hospital

    MedFriendly
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Depending on several factors, including your geographic area and your insurance plan, you could have a broad or narrow number of hospitals to choose from. Additionally, you choice of hospital could also hinge upon where your personal physician has hospital privileges.However, if you ever have to change insurance plans, you might have a choice of plans that don’t include your preferred hospital on their provider lists. There’s a chance you might never use the hospital benefit, but it’s important to make the right choice in case you ever do.Hospital RatingsThe official hospital site can…
  • Vital Signs and the Brain

    MedFriendly
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Vital signs are an important measure of basic bodily functions and are part of most physical examinations. The main vital signs typically reported are body temperature, blood pressure, pulse (heart rate), and respiratory rate (breathing rate). Vital signs fluctuate throughout the day but a significantly high or low deviation from normal indicates the presence of some type of medical problem or situational stressor.Many times, these medical problems or stressors are relatively mild and can be easily managed or treated. Sometimes, however, abnormal vital signs can indicate a problem with the…
  • Barriers to Healthcare: Difference in Disease Mortality Rates Between Social Groups

    MedFriendly
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:28 pm
    While it is understood that, by and large, diseases don’t differentiate between hosts – that is, one warm body is about the same as another to a virus or bacterium – there are certain illnesses that seem to be more prevalent within specific groups.For example: Caucasians show higher instances of Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, osteoporosis, skin cancer, and celiac disease.; while African Americans show higher instances of type 2 diabetes, sickle cell anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), heart disease, and hypertension.Disease prevalence isn’t the only issue. Certain ethnic…
  • Women Favoring Permanent Hair Removal Over Home Kits

    MedFriendly
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Scorching summer weather and the call of the beach or the pool has many women considering their options for hair removal. Generally speaking, that means one of two things: waxing, which is a somewhat temporary fix, or laser removal, which has much longer-lasting results.Since waxing can be done at home, women are sometimes inclined to go this route for the sake of convenience. Others prefer the longer-term solution. Most women who opt for permanent hair removal methods have made that decision based on several key factors.Hair Removal Isn't SeasonalWhile the bikini area sparks hair removal…
  • The Health Benefits Associated With Massage Therapy

    MedFriendly
    27 May 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Massage therapy has long since been considered a luxury therapy: one designed to soothe, but not provide any substantial health benefits. However, in recent years, it is becoming more and more common to see massage therapy being practiced in hospitals, clinics and other medical establishments.The reason for this influx is due to the many advantages for the body associated with this specific treatment. In fact, massage therapy has been shown to improve symptoms in a number of conditions, as well as promote overall healing while simultaneously preventing healing complications. The word…
 
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    kimberlysnyder » Blog

  • The “A” Word That Will Transform Your Health, Forever

    Kimberly Snyder
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Hi Beauties!  Recently, I wrote about personalizing the Beauty Detox way of eating and living for you. The post got tremendous feedback, and also produced some new questions! One of the central themes of that article was that —when it comes to your body —awareness is essential. Awareness is how you know what is actually happening in your body and whether something is right for you, or not. Still, everyone comes to this path with different levels of body awareness —perhaps depending on culture, upbringing, previous health, yoga or athletics experiences, and many more factors. So I…
  • New Recipe Assignment: Sexy Summer “Spring Rolls”!

    Kimberly Snyder
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hi Beauties! As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been intensely focused on wrapping up the 3rd Beauty Detox book — and am so unbelievably excited!  At the same time, it’s a lot of time and energy, so I find myself focusing on faster, lighter meals that feel light and refreshing. And today’s recipe assignment is exactly that. I think you’re going to love it!  First, let me thank all the girls who participated in last week’s writing assignment — it was such an honor to read through all the beautiful experiences and expressions from all of you.
  • Photo Journey: Scotland!

    Kimberly Snyder
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
      Hello Beauties! I am VERY deep in the fire of editing our third Beauty Detox book–and am pouring my entire soul into it right now!! It’s sort of all-consuming. You forget how much work a book is after it comes out and you love to share it, but then you feel it again the next time around.  A labor of love! But I wanted to take a pause and put this photo blog together for you of our recent trip to Scotland. Please take a pause and cruise up to one of the most beautiful countries in the world with me for a quick photo trip. :)      I didn’t even plan…
  • 7 Quotes to Inspire Your Inward Journey

    Kimberly Snyder
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    Hi Loves!  I’m still traveling and plan on sharing a bunch of new pictures and video soon… most likely on Monday.  But in the meanwhile, I wanted to share some beautiful, spiritual quotes I recently came across, which can help inspire you to go inward and find greater levels of peace, joy and contentment.  I find that the weekend is often the perfect time to ponder deeper thoughts and insights because we are less focused on work and other obligations. Please consider each one and let me know what you think in the comments below.  Here they are: …
  • Halfway Through the 10-Day Challenge And…

    Kimberly Snyder
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    Hello Beauties!  Wow, just 5 days into our 10-day Glowing Green Smoothie Challenge — and I’m amazed by the results! In today’s post, I’m going to share just a few of the awesome pictures so far and give you a quick update.  If you remember, this is where you and others in the community drink one Glowing Green Smoothie (#GlowingGreenSmoothie) each and every day — for ten days straight — inspiring and sharing with one another for motivation! And no, as many of you have asked, it’s not that you ONLY drink Glowing Green Smoothie…
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    Well Being Tips

  • Natural Therapy Tips to Help Your Loved Ones Recover from Injuries

    Ulysse
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Natural Therapy Tips to Help Your Loved Ones Recover from Injuries Recovering from an injury can be a lengthy process even with medication and physiotherapy, though there are ways to help a loved one speed up the recovery process without prescription drugs or expensive physiotherapy treatment. Many people are now aware that painkillers like Ibuprofen and Paracetamol offer little more than short term relief, though what […]
  • Major Causes Of Sexual Problems In Men

    willoconner
    12 Jun 2014 | 9:23 am
    Major Causes Of Sexual Problems In Men The major causes of sexual problems in men are bad relationships. Since most men would never assume that they were unable to have sex or were having anything remotely like a sexual dysfunctional problem, at least not physically. Even so, there are some men that surprise the most cynical personalities. Don’t let other people have […]
  • How meditation can improve our health and well being

    Amelia Verona
    12 Jun 2014 | 9:16 am
    How meditation can improve our health and well being It is an unbeatable fact that health is among the best God-given gifts to humans and it entirely is our obligation to keep our bodies safe and sound through prevention of disease, hygiene and regular treatment. Well, this might sound funny, but stress causes most of the diseases and malfunctioning of the body. Taking a […]
  • How To Eat Healthier While travelling For Work

    Ruby Andrew
    4 Jun 2014 | 11:16 am
    How To Eat Healthier While travelling For Work The issue on how to stay healthy while at work is an endless discussion. Perhaps, the information on how to do that in terms of proper selection of healthy food would ease everyone’s mind. Either you pack your own meal or just make an order in a restaurant, the knowledge about the nutrition you could […]
  • Common Hair Care and Styling Mistakes

    Wellbeing
    28 May 2014 | 10:09 am
    Common Hair Care and Styling Mistakes So are you still scouring the internet for the stellar quality hair products and chemicals that will make your hair silky, bouncy and long? Well, you do not need to burn a hole in your pocket by spending on such products which make tall claims of giving you those shiny locks. If you simply chuck […]
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • Methionine Restriction: An Anti-Cancer Diet

    Danica Collins
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    Did You Know…that restricting your intake of this essential amino acid can starve cancer cells and increase your lifespan? Amino acids are the building blocks of protein.  They provide... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Are Fast Food Buns Safe to Eat?

    Danica Collins
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    This is a MYTH. When scrutinizing the health risks of menu items at fast food joints, the focus mostly rests on the meats and fries.  But did you know that [...] Further Related Reading:Why... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Writing to Heal

    Danica Collins
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Did You Know…writing to heal can relieve stress… improve your immune system… and even save your life? For more than two decades, Dr. James W. Pennebaker, a professor in... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Acupuncture for Hot Flashes

    Danica Collins
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    That sudden flush of heat that overwhelms…blotches of red on your face, neck, arms, back, and chest…heavy sweating followed by cold shivers…all symptoms of hot flashes, courtesy of menopause.... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Amazing Hemp Seeds

    Joe Barton
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    What comes to your mind when you hear the word “hemp”? Depending on your age and background you’re probably either thinking “rope” or “dope”! When it comes to hemp seeds, [...] Further Related... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
 
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    Dimmi Shoes

  • ‘Push’ for 100% Good

    Kristina
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Our ‘Push’ flat reminding you to push for 100% Good. What does that mean? Dimmi donates 100% of our profits to medical research. You can make a difference. And it’s fun too. Get your pair today: http://www.musthaveshoes.com/push-blue-grey-dimmi.html [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • White on White Blogger Style

    Kristina
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:45 am
    Because we’re so over black. Ok, not really, we’ll always love black, but all-white has still made it’s way deep into our hearts. Meet fashion blogger Katelyn of Katelyn Now.   Avid coffee drinker, running fanatic, processional dancer, and new fan of Dimmi shoes! See her wearing Dimmi’s Improve sneaker in Grey Floral. “Those of […] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ootra Girl’s Dimmi Style

    Kristina
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    Loving Ootra girl’s Dimmi style, the ‘Stretch’ loafer. Check out Ootra’s site here for sweet unique pieces and some style inspiration: http://www.ootra.com/ How do you wear your Dimmis? We want to see! #Dimmi #DimmiShoes #100Good [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • First Look at Lissie’s Laura’s Legacy Midsummer Celebration Concert

    Kristina
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:21 am
    Thanks to everyone again who made it out to Lissie’s Laura’s Legacy Midsummer Celebration Concert! We had a great time there meeting new people, promoting ALS research and awareness, and of course enjoying the jammin music. We got to speak with so many people to help spread Dimmi’s cause, and are looking forward to the […] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 20% OFF Dimmi Shoes and More

    Kristina
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:09 am
    In celebration of our collaboration with singer/songwriter Lissie, we’re offering a promotion that’s good for you, and great for others in need. Use code: LISSIE at checkout of our direct retail site and receive 20% OFF all Dimmi shoes, and all other brands on musthaveshoes.com This CAN be combined with their MHS Club membership program […] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • Soothing Hydrocortisone for Itch-Free Vacations

    Ammy
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    We look forward to camping trips and vacations the whole year & prepare for them with enthusiasm. Apart from the vaccinations and immunization requirements, consult your doctor about vitamins and exercise that are suitable for the type of vacation you plan to take. One of the essential drugs you must take along on a trip is Hydrocortisone. While the branded version is expensive, the generic Hydrocortisone available on www.internationaldrugmart.com is much cheaper & just as effective. Hydrocortisone 1% Cream treats skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and reactions…
  • Freedom from Shipping Charges!

    Ammy
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    International Drug Mart is celebrating Independence Day, offering Free Shipping to all our loyal customers! Buy generic prescription & OTC drugs from www.internationaldrugmart.com & we’ll ship them to you free! Do you need to fill out your prescriptions or just top up the essentials? Even if you need to buy for only $50, we’ll ship your order to you for free! Simply buy for a minimum of $50 & apply coupon code “Free Shipping” at checkout!     Whether you’re bought from us before or visiting us for the first time, use “Free Shipping” coupon code when you…
  • FIFA: Getting Swept Up in Soccer Fever

    Ammy
    17 Jun 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Unforgettable moments come unexpectedly. Last night, John Brooks swept in from nowhere & scored the winning goal for the U. S. A. against Ghana. Now, soccer is going to be on everybody’s minds & it’s good to have a first aid kit just in case. www.internationaldrugmart.com has everything you need to provide first aid for football injuries. Whether you’re in charge of Little League Soccer or simply kicking around the ball with your friends, keep a first- aid kit filled with generic OTC drugs available on IDM.com. They’re cheaper & just as efficient as the more expensive…
  • Enhance Your Love Life With Kamagra

    Ammy
    11 Jun 2014 | 2:38 am
    Kamagra & Viagra don’t just treat Erectile Dysfunction or Impotency. Many young men in their prime want to enhance their sex lives & generic Kamagra or its generic, Sildenafil Citrate, is the ideal choice. Not only does Sildenafil Citrate cost less than the branded versions, its bio-equivalence ensures the same efficacy for a lower price. This means that when you want to try out the little blue pill, you can head to the internet’s favorite online drugstore, www.internationaldrugmart.com & get as many generic Sildenafil citrate pills as you want & still have money left…
  • Ivermectin: Head to Head with Lice & Scabies

    Ammy
    28 May 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Ivermectin is a broad spectrum anti- parasitic agent, commonly used to combat scabies and is listed among the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. Traditionally used to treat parasitic worm infestations in humans, recent studies have shown its effective against head lice that are resistant to conventional treatments. Ivermectin is a generic prescription drug that’s much cheaper than its branded counterpart & just as effective. www.internationaldrugmart.com supplies you with generic prescription drugs at the lowest prices that you can find anywhere online.
 
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    DC Strength

  • How to Make the Best Bulletproof Coffee

    DC
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    I first wrote about how great Bulletproof Coffee is over 2 years ago on my old blog. That article unfortunately is no longer available, so I decided to film a video talking more about how I have made my version of Bulletproof Coffee even better, tastier, and healthier. If you aren’t familiar with Bulletproof Coffee […] The post How to Make the Best Bulletproof Coffee appeared first on DC Strength.
  • Learn About This Secret Protein That Improves Performance & Health

    DC
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    What if I told you that by switching out your traditional whey protein powder for something different improve your training and lifestyle 10x? I know it sounds too good to be true, but keep reading if you want to take your training, physique, health, and performance to the next level. I’m talking about Hydrolyzed Collagen. […] The post Learn About This Secret Protein That Improves Performance & Health appeared first on DC Strength.
  • Check Out My Interview on HoS Podcast & More

    DC
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:53 am
    DC here and I hope you had an awesome weekend. Have some cool announcements for you today so let’s jump right in. Announcement #1: Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by a friend of mine Ryan Munsey on his House of Strength Podcast. Ryan and I talk about all sorts of things […] The post Check Out My Interview on HoS Podcast & More appeared first on DC Strength.
  • Learn the Truth About Aerobic Capacity

    DC
    23 Jun 2014 | 4:46 am
    Hey it DC here and I promise I haven’t been slacking on the blog. If you haven’t noticed, it’s been a month or so since my last few posts… But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working or providing content, I have just been pumping out some videos on my YouTube channel and haven’t gotten […] The post Learn the Truth About Aerobic Capacity appeared first on DC Strength.
  • Are You Taking the Wrong Supplements?

    DC
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:19 am
    Out of the roughly 15 years I have been working out consistently, thinking back I can’t recall a single time I’ve ever been asked what I eat on a daily basis by someone out in the public. I get asked all the time “How much do you bench?” with the person acting out like they […] The post Are You Taking the Wrong Supplements? appeared first on DC Strength.
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    Private GP » Blog

  • Brand new Practice Brochure – Take a peek !

    pgpcms
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    6991 Private GP Brochure Thanks to Katie Julia for her photographic contributions to our bespoke new brochure. We feel it captures the calming nature of The Practice. What do you think ?
  • One in Three Altzheimers Cases are preventable Research shows

    pgpcms
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-28262878. Functional Medicine may be of help so if you have a Family History of this illness, consider exploring this area further.One in Three cases of Altzheimers may be preventable Research shows
  • Sexual Health checks

    pgpcms
    20 Feb 2014 | 10:50 am
    Who needs a sexual health check? The answer is anyone where either partner has not been monogamous. Our nurse has just attended the STIF training course which has added to her current clinical knowledge to enable up to the minute advice on any of your sexual health problems. Call us now on 01162700373.
  • Julia on the couch with Tony Wadsworth May 11th 2013

    pgpcms
    14 May 2013 | 1:36 am
    Hi ! Here is the link to radio interview from Saturday 11tth May Julia on the couch with Tony Wadsworth BBC Radio Leicester…. the person behind the doc Click here to view the video on YouTube.    
  • Coeliac Awareness Week

    pgpcms
    13 May 2013 | 4:22 am
    Have a look at this link . http://www.coeliac.org.uk/node/200793 Coeliac Disease is one of those ice berg illnesses where we see only a fraction of those people who have gluten intolerance & Coeliac; but there are many others who slip under the net and are not diagnosed. If you have any symptoms of ill health you should take medical advice but remember that illness can be caused  by deficiencies of vital nutrients. This may be due to a poor diet, difficulties with digestion or absorption ( as in the case of Coeliac) or other causes. If you require the most up to date blood & gene…
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    Tinnitus Treatments for Relief and Cure

  • iPhone/Android Tinnitus Apps

    12 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    I have discussed already a couple of years ago Sound and Music Therapies. A lot of things have happened in the meanwhile in this field, so I thought I should to give an update here. Whilst one can not say that any breakthrough has been achieved here as yet, many more services have become available that offer sound and music therapies in various forms. The most sophisticated is the already earlier mentioned 'notched music' therapy, which is based on eliminating a certain bandwidth around the tinnitus frequency from music or other sound recording. Some research claims that frequent listing to…
  • Tinnitus Miracle and other Tinnitus Scams

    1 Sep 2013 | 9:09 am
    I want to focus in this post on the issue of tinnitus scams, as this can be a problem for any tinnitus suffer who turns to the media for advice, as well as for people and institutions who offer genuine advice and services regarding tinnitus, be they paid or free ones likes this blog or my own tinnitus advice website and tinnitus forum. For everybody who starts suffering from Tinnitus, the most pressing question is how to cure the condition as quickly as possible. Doctors usually can't help, as there is no acknowledged treatment or therapy for it, so the tinnitus sufferer is left to his/her…
  • Pulsatile Tinnitus

    2 Mar 2013 | 8:45 am
    I had recently in my Tinnitus Forum a few people who are suffering from pulsatile Tinnitus.I have personally no experience with this, so I have to rely on the publicly available information here. And this suggests that pulsatile tinnitus is actually quite different from 'normal' Tinnitus, as it is not so much a nervous condition but due to physiological causes like restricted blood vessels in the ear/neck region. This causes then the (pulsatile) blood flow in this region to become audible. So pulsatile tinnitus is in these cases actually an 'objective' tinnitus that can be heard by the ENT-…
  • Drug Treatment of Tinnnitus - New Research Results

    9 Sep 2012 | 10:33 am
    I just found the following press release of the University of Leicester that was already published a few months ago: University of Leicester study identifies key cellular mechanisms behind the onset of tinnitus Research into hearing loss after exposure to loud noises could lead to the first drug treatments to prevent the development of tinnitus Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 10 May 2012 Researchers in the University of Leicester's Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology have identified a cellular mechanism that could underlie the development of tinnitus following…
  • Tinnitus and Sleep

    1 Apr 2012 | 9:56 am
    Sleep problems are probably the most important ones in case of tinnitus, and the ones that people mostly complain about. It is quite obvious that with ear noises suddenly being present, the sleep quality will be affected. However, to a certain degree these problems might actually be self-imposed. This is because many people have certain idealistic notions about sleep, like 'I need eight hours of sleep' and 'I have to sleep through without waking up'. And then in case of not being able to fulfill these ideals, they feel guilty and inferior because of it, which however only will aggravate the…
 
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  • 12 Things You Must Know About Ebola

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:55 am
    Ebola Facts, Risks, and Air Travel by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Ebola is highly contagious and kills nine out of 10 people infected. So, why do I think headlines like USA Today’s “Ebola only a plane ride away from USA.” paint the wrong picture? Now that I think of it, why does my first sentence do the same? It’s all about perspective. First, a little background. The current Ebola outbreak in Africa has been going on for several months. It hit the American news cycle big time on Monday because an American doctor contracted it while in Africa. And someone on a plane there was found to…
  • Ye Olde Childhood Rashes Chart: Quick-Reference for Today’s Outbreaks

    LAwordsmith
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
      by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Unless you’re of a certain age, you may have never seen some of the diseases in the chart on the next page. Join the crowd; many younger doctors haven’t either. Measles and rubella, which used to be so common, have been close to wiped out in the U.S. Chickenpox cases have come down to an estimated 80 percent of what they were in the 1990s. (Scarlet fever cases have remained about the same, but they’re still pretty rare compared with fifth disease and roseola.) So why should you care about them? The words “close to” are key. Measles and rubella are…
  • About That Recall: Tips to Tell If You Get Listeria (Even Months Later!)

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:49 am
    Nectarines and peaches are in latest listeria recall. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Listeria symptoms can sometimes take weeks to develop. Here are some tips on protecting yourself and your family—plus what to do if you get sick and can’t get expert help. Every so often, listeria gets in the news because of an outbreak found in commercial produce. The latest one  is in peaches and nectarines at certain grocery stores, including Kroger, Walmart, and Whole Foods. Recalls happen periodically, and you should take them seriously. The one in cantaloupes in 2011 killed 33 and caused one…
  • Lyme Disease: Tick Bites, Rash, Determining Your Risk

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Notice how tiny the tick that causes Lyme disease can be. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH When someone comes in my office for a tick bite, their main concern is usually, what’s their risk for Lyme disease. And I can’t blame them. Lyme disease from tick bite warnings are all over the media (one reason probably is New York is a high-risk state), and since the disease has only been recognized in the U.S. since 1975 (first suspected by a physician in Lyme, Connecticut, who was seeing kids with unusual symptoms) we’re still learning about it. This, and its rather general initial symptoms,…
  • 7 Truths about Tuberculosis and How They Affect You

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    A chest X-ray from a person with tuberculosis (in right upper part of the photo) by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Lately I’ve had several interviewers ask me a question I haven’t been asked before: How contagious is tuberculosis? I’m guessing the reason is either the highly reported outbreak in a California classroom, a couple of publicized cases of multiple-drug resistant tuberculosis found in foreigners traveling here in the United States, or the news of camps of children—some reportedly with TB—at the U.S.-Mexican border. But then, I should never be surprised that people would…
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    Most recent blog entries

  • Spicy Black Bean Hummus (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    michelleblackwood
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    Ditch the store bought hummus and make this delicious hummus in 5 minutes.
  • Piña Colada Smoothie (Vegan)

    michelleblackwood
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:22 pm
    This has been one of my go to smoothies since I have moved, I shared it with a friend and she loves it so much that I decided to share it with you.  
  • Quick and Easy Quesadilla (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    michelleblackwood
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:09 am
    This is another quick and delicious meal that I love to prepare for my family.  I found out in the past when I ate wheat I got terrible stomach pains. So now I use brown rice tortilla instead of wheat tortilla to make quesadillas.
  • Masoor Dal (Oil-Free, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    michelleblackwood
    16 Mar 2014 | 3:54 pm
    This is an easy lentil stew that can be ready in minutes. Masoor dal aka masar dal, mussoor dal, masur dal, or pink lentil. 
  • Artichoke Hummus (Oil Free)

    michelleblackwood
    10 Mar 2014 | 5:43 am
    Making your own hummus is actually easy, cheap and healthier. Most of the popular brands contain preservatives, and oils. 
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 295: A nonslip grippe and Lassa's LAMP

    27 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit The TWiVome discusses an miRNA based strategy to mitigate risk of gain of function studies, and identification of a second receptor required for Lassa virus entry. Links for this episode miRNA strategy to minimize risk (Nat BioT) NIH Office of Science Policy NIH recombinant DNA guidelines Second receptor for Lassa virus entry (Science) Lassa fever (Wikipedia) Fever! The discovery of Lassa virus (TWiV 9) Letters read on TWiV 294 Weekly Science…
  • TWiV 294: Smallpox and anthrax and flu, oh my!

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit The TWiV team reviews the discovery of old vials of smallpox virus at NIH, anthrax and influenza mishaps at CDC, the baby who was not cured of HIV, Cambridge Working Group, and sacking of NSABB members. Links for this episode Newly discovered smallpox (CDC) Infectious smallpox in FDA storage (FDA) Report on potential anthrax exposure (pdf, CDC) CDC Director on unsafe practices (NY Times) HIV returns to baby (NY Times) Original HIV baby…
  • TWiV 293: Virology Down Under

    13 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Melissa Churchill, Alex Khromykh, Gilda Tachedjian, and Paul Young Vincent visits Melbourne, Australia and speaks with Melissa, Alex, Gilda, and Paul about their work on HIV infection of the central nervous system, West Nile virus, microbicides for HIV, and the Koala retrovirus. Links for this episode Where does HIV hide? (Curr Op HIV AIDS) Subgenomic flavivirus RNA (Viruses) Vaginal lactic acid and HIV (J Antimicro Chem) Koala retroviruses (Retrovirology) Coming soon - Video of this episode…
  • TWiV 292: Medimmune goes viral

    6 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Wade Blair, Matt Dickson, Nicole Kallewaard-Lelay, and Ken Miller Vincent visits Medimmune and speaks with Wade, Matt, Nicole, and Ken about why they work in industry and their daily roles in a biotechnology company. Links for this episode Medimmune, LLC Medimmune on Twitter Medimmune history and products Video of this episode - view at YouTube Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twiv@twiv.tv  
  • TWiV 291: Ft. Collins abuzz with virologists

    29 Jun 2014 | 8:09 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guests: Clodagh O'Shea and Ron Fouchier Vincent, Rich, and Kathy and their guests Clodagh and Ron recorded this episode at the 33rd annual meeting of the American Society for Virology at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Links for this episode Viral polymer that inactivates tumor suppressors (Cell) Mutations driving airborne transmission of influenza H5N1 virus (Cell) Transmission of influenza H7N1 virus in ferrets (J Virol) Ron Fouchier on TWiV #177 Photo…
 
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    Health On A Budget

  • Why You Should Never Be Without Lemons In Your Home

    Jane Chitty
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    What could be easier for the health-on-a-budget conscious than to use lemons with all their different and natural uses. Of course they are friendly to the environment too. For Your Health Always start your day with lemon. A glass of hot water with a slice of lemon will  re-hydrate your body after a long night’s sleep while supporting the kidneys and the digestive system. At the same time, the bitter taste of lemon helps the pumping motion in the bowels to spring into action for improved and regular bowel movements. At the end of the day, a glass of warm water with lemon before bed helps…
  • Top Ten Tips for Good Health

    Jane Chitty
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:49 am
    Of course you can spend considerable amounts of money on ensuring a healthy lifestyle but there really is no need to. Our tips will show you how to optimize good health on a budget at very little cost. Here are our suggestions: 1. Oil Pulling Oil Pulling can improve a number of health conditions ranging from eczema to arthritis through its effect on oral bacteria. First thing in the morning (on an empty stomach and before drinking any liquids), put 1 to 2 teaspoons of the oil of choice in your mouth. Push, pull and swish the oil between your teeth and all around your mouth for 15 to 20…
  • How to Treat The Symptoms Of Gout Naturally

    Jane Chitty
    1 Jun 2014 | 11:09 am
    You might not realize it but gout is a type of arthritis.  Often regarded as a bit of a joke, gout is nevertheless a painful and uncomfortable condition and the result of too much inflammation in the body. The Problem With Too Much Inflammation Of course everyone needs a certain amount of inflammation because, if you have an injury or infection, inflammation is there to help protect and heal.  But too much and you can have a chronic situation. Unfortunately, chronic inflammation can lead to asthma, skin rashes, arthritis, mood swings, multiple sclerosis and of course gout. Treating the…
  • What is Green Exercise and Why It is Important To Our Well-Being

    Health on a Budget
    8 May 2014 | 9:53 pm
    by Jane Chitty This site is all about health on a budget and of course one of the easiest ways to improve your health inexpensively is through exercise.  Even if we don’t all participate in regular exercise, we are all well aware of how important exercise is to our general health and well being – both physical and mental. But now there is a new element to our exercise and that is “how green is it?” For the past decade, a research team at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom have been studying the subject of green exercise.  They have found growing evidence that exposure…
  • Five Foods that Help Fight Springtime Allergies

    Health on a Budget
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:07 pm
    by Patricia Dean-Escoto When it comes to keeping the sniffles and runny nose of spring allergies at bay, maintaining a healthy diet can be just as effective as your over-the-counter medications.  Our immune system is our first line of defense against potential invaders and is designed to help us ward off any threats that may compromise our health. Allergies cause inflammation of the tissues lining the nose and throat, so eating foods that are high in antioxidants and those that fight inflammation can provide us with a great amount of relief. Nuts Nuts are one good choice. Not only are they…
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    Think like a P.T.

  • Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

    Liz Navarrete
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:27 pm
    If you have young children, you may fear "Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease," so here are some facts about the virus:1. A child only gets it once in his/her lifetime.2. It is more common in the summertime.3. It can look like chicken pox, with small, red bumps not only on the hands and feet but also on the arms and legs. They can become open sores and secrete clear fluid.4. It is highly contagious and is most common among young children and babies.5. It can be present with no bumps or sores on the hands/feet.6. It causes sores in the mouth that are terribly painful and limit the child's desire to…
  • Turkey Avocado Cobb Salad at Schlotzky's

    Liz Navarrete
    19 May 2014 | 2:25 pm
    http://www.schlotzskys.com/menu/salads/turkey-avocado-cobb/The Turkey Avocado Cobb salad at Schlotzky's is one of the best salads I have tried lately. It has a ton of fresh ingredients, such as avocado, corn, just-cooked bacon, goat cheese, and black beans. As the name states, it is topped with turkey deli meat. And, of course, it has croutons, eggs and tomatoes. The serving size of this salad bowl is larger than expected, and it has fresh garlic bread on the side. My dressing choice was Raspberry Vinaigrette, but the salad was tasty enough that I only used dressing toward the bottom of the…
  • Does Pilates Cause Or Treat Back Pain?

    Liz Navarrete
    30 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Photo: State Archives of FloridaYes, Pilates can cause back pain. And yes, it can treat back pain.Pilates and Core StrengtheningPilates has many great benefits, including core strengthening. Core strengthening is beneficial, as it incorporates deep muscles of the abdominals and back that often are weak, especially among individuals with back pain. Having a strong core is one piece of preventing back pain, but other components include postures, body mechanics and proper treatment of present back pain.Pilates vs. Physical TherapyPilates and core strengthening alone will likely not eliminate…
  • Why You Should Get Physical Therapy For Your Back Pain

    Liz Navarrete
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:10 pm
    I recently treated a patient with leg pain that radiates from his back. It goes into his thighs and even down below his knees. This pain began 3-4 months ago, and he is unsure how it started. Before his session, I knew his walking had been problematic because when he stood up in the lobby, he significantly stooped over and could barely get his balance. He was using furniture and walls to hold onto. So my initial goal was to find an exercise that would immediately improve his ability to stand up and walk. I treated him for 10 minutes with one or two exercises lying on the mat. Then…
  • Changing Crib Sheets Without Pain

    Liz Navarrete
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:50 am
    There are a few baby-related tasks that can be near-impossible without straining your back, so here is what I do for changing crib sheets.Photo: National Media Museum1. Buy at least 3-4 crib sheets and 3-4 waterproof pads. I promise that the price of these is far less than a back injury.2. Take the mattress out of the crib to change the sheets.3. Layer your waterproof pads and crib sheets over each other so that when the top layer gets wet, you simply remove it and your clean, dry one is already there.4. As soon as possible, remove the bumper pads. For safety reasons, they are not even…
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    DentalPlans.com Blog

  • Seniors Need Not Go "Long In The Tooth"

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
      Hear the expression “long in the tooth” and maturing adults with worn, discolored, or missing teeth probably come to mind. That’s because as we age, we are more likely than ever to be dealing with cumulative tooth and mouth issues. And that timing couldn’t be worse. Our teeth, after all, are the gateway to the rest of our bodies; they need to be healthy when we are most vulnerable to illness.
  • And the smile makeover winner is...

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Imagine this.   After investing all the time and money needed for adult braces and finally having the smile of your dreams, the unimaginable happens: You are the victim of a cerebral aneurysm that not only requires intense, risky, emergency brain surgery, but also misaligns your jaw, wreaking havoc on your mouth and newly straightened teeth.
  • What Is A Dental Savings Plan?

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    You know you need it to maintain your and your family’s dental and overall health (after all, they are inseparable), but you probably figure you have three options:   Purchasing an expensive, complicated dental insurance plan. Paying out-of-pocket for dental care (which, let’s face it, is expensive enough for the basics, let alone more complicated procedures).  
  • Did the Dentist Make Your Back-to-School List?

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    School supplies? Check!  New clothes and shoes? Check, check. Physical? Dentist? DENTIST? Uh-oh.
  • Affordable Dental Care Option for Single Parents

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    No one can walk in anyone else’s shoes, so if you are not among this country’s increasing number of single parents, it’s hard to imagine the specific challenges they must face. Moms and dads who share this experience, however, can tell you: They are vast.
 
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  • Symptoms Of Steroid Acne: Causes And Home Remedies To Reduce It

    PUP
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    Each and every medicine has benefits and side effects. Acne is one of the side effects of taking steroids. They are commonly used for various medical conditions such as asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, skin disorders, Cushing syndrome etc. Long term …
  • How Do You Get Ringworm On Buttocks And How To Get Rid Of It?

    PUP
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
    Ringworm is a common skin condition which can affect children as well as adults. Contrary to its name, ringworm is not caused by a worm, but by a fungus. This contagious infection can affect any skin area, but it has …
  • Causes Of Bone Spur In Elbow: Symptoms And Natural Treatment

    PUP
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:16 am
    Bone spurs are overgrowth of bones which are commonly seen in joints. They are present at the end of bone. The common site of bony spur is spinal bones and heel; sometimes they may grow in other bony joints such …
  • Causes Of Exfoliative Keratolysis: Symptoms And How To Treat It?

    PUP
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
    Exfoliative keratolysis is common and benign skin condition characterized by peeling of epidermis, the upper layer of skin. The condition mainly affects the skin of palms and sometimes the soles. Exfoliative keratolysis is also known as focal palmar peeling or …
  • Scalp Folliculitis Symptoms: Causes And How To Treat It At Home?

    PUP
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory condition of hair follicles in the scalp. Folliculitis is mainly caused by bacteria, viruses, fungus and chemical irritants. The characteristic lesions of scalp folliculitis are filled with pus with severe itching. Numerous hair follicles are …
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    The Good Living Warehouse» Articles

  • 20 Incredible Facts That Prove The Human Body Is Smart

    Good Living Doc
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Raise your hand if you believe the human body is just a jumbled mess of weak, stupid organs which are genetically prone to random attacks of illness and disease and that it’s completely natural to crawl into your grave one day, welcoming death as a long-awaited reprieve from a lifetime of suffering. I’ve posed this […]
  • Spirulina: Vegetarian Protein Source With Amazing Health Benefits

    Good Living Doc
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    Spiru-what? Speer-you-lee-nah? Spy-roo-lie-nah? However you pronounce it (even online dictionaries don’t agree), you’ve probably seen Spirulina floating on warm tropical waters or fresh-water lakes. Spirulina is algae, or more specifically blue-green algae, and I’m about to explain why you should be consuming it regularly. Why anyone ever decided to scoop off a top layer of […]
  • Coffee Nutrition Facts | Science Says Coffee Good For Your Health

    Good Living Doc
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:34 am
    If coffee had a theme song, it would be a full-blown 360-member chorus of Hallelujah complete with white tuxedos, bow ties, and tears of joy. Millions of people consider their morning cup (or 8) of joe to be their catalyst for non-criminal behavior – the one thing that prevents them from committing homicide on their commute to […]
  • Turmeric Health Benefits For Inflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Good Living Doc
    20 Jun 2014 | 11:14 am
    If you missed part 1 of this article on the health benefits of turmeric, I encourage you to check it out. It outlines the research regarding turmeric and cancer, and the data simply blew my mind. To recap, the compound in turmeric at the heart of all the scientific excitement is called curcumin. Curcumin has been […]
  • Good Living Doc Releases Free Diabetes eBook

    Good Living Doc
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:37 am
    Our newsletter subscribers have free access to this 86 page guide to naturally reversing type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure which can be accessed at the following link: http://bit.ly/1qsoEIc Clicking the link will open the file in your browser where it can be saved to your computer or mobile device. The […]
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    greatist.com

  • Sign Up to Get a 3-Month Customized Fitness Plan From Trainer Kellie Davis!

    Sally Tamarkin
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    Sign Up to Get a 3-Month Customized Fitness Plan From Trainer Kellie Davis! 08/01/2014 - 2:40pm by Sally Tamarkin Whether you're just starting to exercise for the first time or you're eager to get back into your former, more frequent gym routine, making the decision to prioritize health and fitness is the crucial first step. But the next step, the actually doing it, is often what trips people up the most. Between figuring out what to do in the weight room (sometimes with a few too many people observing your form) and finding a way to make exercise fun again, making sense of all the…
  • Everything You Need to Know to Make It Out of a Public Restroom Disease-Free

    jeffcattel
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Everything You Need to Know to Make It Out of a Public Restroom Disease-Free 08/01/2014 - 1:30pm by Jeff Cattel Entering a public bathroom sometimes feels like playing Russian Roulette with bacteria. Humans have come up with numerous life hacks over the years to minimize the germs we come into contact with, from using toilet seat liners (even though we don’t really need to) to opening the door with a paper towel on the way out (despite the fact that the door knob is one of the cleanest parts of a public bathroom). Being overly cautious isn’t necessarily a problem—except when we ignore…
  • Greatist Workout of the Day: Friday, August 1st

    The Greatist Team
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Greatist Workout of the Day: Friday, August 1st 08/01/2014 - 4:30am by The Greatist Team This series of GWODs was designed especially for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video demos of each movement, follow the links below the graphic. Be sure to note the results of your workout so you can track your progress as you go. Before you tackle this killer workout, try this quick and effective full-body warm-up designed by Bodeefit. It's just five simple moves but hits every major muscle group and gets your heart pumping. Crossroads Crusher…
  • The Perfect Home Gym for Even the Tiniest Apartment

    The Greatist Team
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
    The Perfect Home Gym for Even the Tiniest Apartment 08/01/2014 - 3:33am by The Greatist Team TRX Home Suspension Training Kit The morning after our first TRX workout, we woke up with that amazing post-workout burn in muscles we never knew existed. Crunches and curls where you can play a game of ‘how low can you go’ and push-ups where your feet don’t touch the ground!? We were finally able to accomplish our lifelong dream of doing Cirque-du-Soleil-like acrobatics—and all in the comfort of our Manhattan office. The setup is crazy simple. Attach the suspension trainer to the anchor,…
  • Join Greatist's 30-Day Self-Care Challenge!

    The Greatist Team
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Join Greatist's 30-Day Self-Care Challenge! 07/31/2014 - 12:00pm by The Greatist Team For anyone who’s been looking for a good reason to #treatyoself, consider this: You probably don’t do it often enough, and putting “me time” on the back burner is a big part of why we can all feel run-down, stressed, and overwhelmed. That's why this month's 30-day challenge is all about taking better care of YOU! Making healthy changes and managing stress in better ways can be tough, but another reason we might neglect self care is that it’s sometimes associated with selfishness and…
 
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  • Can Emu Oil Protect Your Skin This Summer

    Swarnam John
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Nature has so many marvelous products up its sleeve to promote healing. One such amazing thing is emu oil. In this post we shall discuss in detail the health benefits of emu oil.What is emu oil?Well, truth be known emu is a soft feathered, brown flightless bird, that is native to Australia. They have long, thin legs, they trot, sprint and can travel great distances.Oil derived from the adipose tissue of emu is known as emu oil. The oil is largely composed of unsaturated fatty acids; The oleic acid forms the largest component of this oil. Health benefits of emu oilI was unaware of the…
  • Top 6 Summer Music Tracks That Pep Up Your Wellbeing

    Swarnam John
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
    Summer is a great time for good food, music, surf and sand. When the sun blazes down its heat on the poor earth, is it not wise to make yourself some nice strawberry mango smoothie and listen to these great tracks?You know what? Music has some great health benefits. ·       Music makes you happier·       Improves vascular health·       Improves sleep quality·       Keeps an ageing brain healthy·       Improves visual and verbal…
  • Be Warned! TV Viewing Can Result in Early Death

    Swarnam John
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:21 am
    Do you watch TV for more than 3 hours a day? Then, be warned! It might be the speeding train, to early death from any cause. It is no rocket science to understand that sedentary behavior can lead to serious health problems.The research studyScientists assessed 13,284 young and healthy Spanish University graduates. They aimed to determine the association between watching TV, watching computer and driving and the risk of death from all the above three.To their surprise they found the risk of death was twofold higher for participants who reported watching television for three or more…
  • Can Shiatsu Reduce Chronic Pain And Improve Sleep

    Swarnam John
    21 Jun 2014 | 6:36 am
    Are you one of those who suffer silently with chronic pain? Then here comes the good news! Shiatsu can help you. Feeling a little confused? So, join me as we discover the health benefits of Shiatsu.What is Shiatsu?It is the traditional Japanese massage practice. Shiatsu is based on finger and palm pressure. The practitioners believe in an energy called Qi that flows through the body and when we manually manipulate to unblock it, the body can heal itself.This non-invasive therapy may help reduce stress and contribute to overall well being. It is done without oil and with light comfortable…
  • Can Facebook Make or Break Your Day

    Swarnam John
    15 Jun 2014 | 7:04 am
    You know what? Facebook can either make or break your day! Sound interesting, is it not? Usually I share quotes of Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer on Facebook. Recently I was pleasantly surprised when a friend told that she finds these quotes extremely useful and uplifting. Can Facebook influence your emotions?A recent research has found that emotions can spread contagiously among users of online social networks both positive and negative. The researchers point out that emotions exposed via online social networks can influence the mood of others. With more avenues for expression in a…
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  • Top 10 Energy-Boosting Foods

    Lauren Cosgrove
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:09 pm
    We know how it goes…2:00pm sneaks up on you, you feel like you’re dragging, and all you really want to do is crawl onto the floor and take a nap. But never fear! We have a solution! And it’s an easy one too: Food. 1. Almonds – Almonds are an excellent source of healthy fats and […]
  • Can Your Diet Really Affect Inflammation?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Anti-inflammatory diets are far from just a fad. While we won’t promise you’ll drop a dress size in a week, anti-inflammatory diets should be treated as an eating plan for life. For ages, experts have recognized the key link between diet and illness; constant inflammation can lead to ill health including heart disease, high blood […]
  • Juvenile Arthritis and Massage Therapy

    Lauren Cosgrove
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Juvenile arthritis (JA) is much more than a pint-sized version of the rheumatoid condition that we find in adults. Rather, it is an umbrella term for a condition that affects the musculoskeletal system of more than 300,000 young kids under the age of 16. Juvenile arthritis can include a wide variety of symptoms such as […]
  • Why You Need a Monthly Facial

    Lauren Cosgrove
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Problem skin can do a lot to mess with our self-esteem, leading to anxiety or even depression in extreme cases. And with so many “quick fix” promises, it is easy to get frustrated when they don’t give us the results we hope they will. Luckily, there are a variety of facial treatments available, each designed […]
  • Summertime Skin Care Tips

    Lauren Cosgrove
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Summer means bathing suits, beaches and bronzed skin. You may be craving the summer sun, but don’t let your skin pay the price. Follow these time-tested tips to keep your skin protected and vibrant all summer long! 1. Apply sunscreen religiously. Excessive sun exposure is responsible for premature aging and the development of skin cancer, […]
 
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  • Natural Cleaning Products You (Probably) Have In Your Home

    Sydney Johnston
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    There are lots of products you have in your home right now that are superb natural cleaning products. Like vinegar, oils, baking soda. So why not try these organic cleaning products first and only use the toxic ones if you absolutel must use them to get your home clean. Your health will thank you. And […]
  • Natural Cleaning Products You (Probably) Have In Your Home, Part 2

    Sydney Johnston
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
      <== PREVIOUS   6. A Gunky Iron Iron Can Damage Your Precious Clothing Image: Wikihow Here are six different ways to clean an iron. Yes, it might take a bit of time but it's better than replacing scorched clothes.    7. Sticky Mess? Homemade Gunk Remover to the Rescue   Image: Rosy Blu Handmade What a fantastic product […]
  • Natural Cleaning Products You (Probably) Have In Your Home, Part 3

    Sydney Johnston
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
      <== PREVIOUS   11. Light Maintenance For Your Cutting Boards Image: Pure Living Cutting boards save our fingers and hands from knife gouges as we accidentally cut ourselves, but there's no doubt that they can quickly become unsanitary. We can wash off all traces of the foods we've cut but particles dig into the boards and […]
  • Natural Cleaning Products You (Probably) Have In Your Home, Part 4

    Sydney Johnston
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
      <== PREVIOUS   16. How To Kill The 10 Million Bacteria Per Square Inch on Your Sponge Image: Penn State University Dr Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, claims that our toilet seats are cleaner than the kitchen sponge! So clean your non-metallic sponge often by running it through the microwave on high […]
  • Natural Cleaning Products You (Probably) Have In Your Home, Part 5

    Sydney Johnston
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
      <== PREVIOUS   21. Avoid A Marathon Shower-Cleaning Session With A Dishwand Image: Amazon Cleaning the shower can be such a back-breaking job that many of us avoid it until the shower is so grungy we can't stand it any longer. Let's face it: dried soap scum isn't inspiring! But if we keep an inexpensive dishwand […]
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  • How to Lose 50 Pounds and Completely Transform Your Life

    Tony Schober, CPT
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    50 pounds is a huge weight loss milestone. Losing that much weight will forever change your life. Here’s how to be the person you always knew you could be. Manage Your Time Expectations Losing 50 pounds is going to take time. It’s not going to take 1 month, 2 months, or even 5 months. If you’re not OK with that, then you should go ahead and stop reading now, and continue doing what never works for you. However, if you’re ready to change your life, I’m about to show you the basis of what needs to be done to accomplish that lofty but reachable goal. 1 year.
  • Why Am I Gaining Weight On a Diet and Execise Program?

    Tony Schober, CPT
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    Are you working out but gaining weight? It’s more common than you think. Here’s why it happens, and why you shouldn’t worry about it one single bit. Weight and Fat are Not the Same Thing It’s important to differentiate between weight and fat. The majority of people try to lose weight, but what they really should be focusing on is fat loss. Weight is comprised of muscle, water, tendons, bones, ligaments, organs, fat, and any other mass that’s part of your body. Fat is plain and simple – fat. This is the reason why your weight fluctuates so much on a…
  • 10 Exercise Tips That Will Set You Apart From the Rest

    Tony Schober, CPT
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    Ready to take your exercise program to the next level? The following 10 exercise tips will help get you there… Exercise Your Muscles, Not Your Ego I can’t tell you how many people I see in the gym sacrificing form for the sake of putting more weight on the bar. From using a fraction of the proper range of motion to contorted bodies during a lift, I’ve seen people do some crazy things to boost their numbers. I have a lot more respect for the person in the gym who uses very little weight with perfect form than the person who throws 6 plates on the bar and does a quarter squat…
  • 7 of the Best Ways to Build Muscle Fast

    Tony Schober, CPT
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    Looking to quickly add some muscle tone and definition? Here are 7 key components of exercise and nutrition you need to focus on for extraordinary results. Boost Your Intensity Levels Building muscle isn’t an easy thing to do. Simply going through the motions and feeling comfortable during your workouts isn’t going to cut it. To build muscle fast you must take your intensity levels up a notch. That means taking yourself out of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to push yourself beyond your preconceived mental limitations. You’d be surprised at just how much weight you…
  • How Much Cardio Should You Do To Lose Weight?

    Tony Schober, CPT
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    There are a lot of misconceptions about cardio floating around the fitness community. There are people that recommend more than an hour a day of cardio to lose weight, and there are others who get extremely lean without ever doing a single minute of cardio. Then there are others who say you should exercise only in the fat-burning zone, while others say high-intensity cardio will shed fat like no other. Let’s end the confusion. Cardio is a Fat Loss Tool Cardio is a tool for creating a calorie deficit. That is a very important piece of information. It is just one way to create a calorie…
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  • Paying Out of Pocket versus Using Insurance for CPAP Supplies?

    1800CPAP
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Ever Wonder Why Doctors Take Vacation in July? I saw a major trend every year during the summer months at the sleep disorders center I worked for as a Director of Lab Operations.  Referrals were down and patient schedulers’ were feverishly making phone calls to patients to try to get them in for follow up appointments and re-evaluations.  Ever go to your doctor’s office in July and see tumbleweeds blowing through the waiting room and ask yourself if you missed the zombie apocalypse? Where did everybody go? Everyone can’t be on vacation at the same time can they? An apple a day may…
  • How Much Sleep Should You Be Getting Daily for Your Age

    1800CPAP
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:24 am
    Sleep is essential to having a healthy and productive life, but getting enough is not always very easy. Many people believe that eight hours of sleep is the ideal amount of rest that everyone needs each night to feel their best, but research has shown that is not true. Individual people have their own unique magic numbers, but there are other factors that play into the ideal amount of sleep. The Age Factor The amount of sleep a person requires changes as they go through life. Newborns require a lot more sleep than a five year old, and both need more than an adult. Everyone will go through…
  • Pregnancy and the Importance of Sleep – What You Need to Know

    1800CPAP
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:14 pm
    It may seem strange to see the words pregnancy and sleep together in the same sentence since they so rarely coexist. Between all of the hormonal and physical changes, getting rest can seem like a very rare occurrence. Each trimester has its own challenges, and feeling tired is a factor in just about every single stage. The First Trimester The first trimester is typically categorized as the part of pregnancy where many women feel the worst of their morning sickness. Anytime you get sick you also feel a lot more tired anyway, but there is more to it during pregnancy. This can be attributed to…
  • Twenty Daily Health Habits That Will Help Improve Your Sleep

    1800CPAP
    4 Jun 2014 | 7:04 am
    It is important to get a good night’s rest, but so few people manage it consistently. Any insomniac can tell you that sleep is so much more than just laying down to go to sleep. There are, however, certain behaviors and practices that can help you not only fall asleep, but stay asleep. 1. Have a routine. Before going to bed, you should do the same things each night. This will signal to your body and mind that you are preparing to go to sleep and winding down for the evening. 2. Exercise. There are two important things to note about exercise. The first is that it will help you to sleep…
  • How Sleep Heals the Body

    1800CPAP
    21 May 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Sleep is more than just time to rest after a busy day. It is, in fact, when your body has a chance to regenerate and heal, and it is a necessity for the overall health of your body. While we drift off into dreamland, important healing processes are taking place inside us. What happens while you sleep? Sleep is a time for your cells to repair themselves. Although your body is asleep, it is still working hard correcting chemical imbalances, assuring proper blood sugar levels, and maintaining the memory. Scientists aren’t completely sure what happens in your body during sleep, but they are…
 
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    Lam, Sam (lamfacialplastics.com)

  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Advances in plastic surgery happen all the time and it’s pretty incredible how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. Today we are able to make facial rejuvenations that are substantial while still looking natural. Dr. Lam approaches procedures with the eye of an artist and the mind of a surgeon which creates the perfect balance between aesthetic and function. We all want to look our best and we want our best to last as long as possible. Many people, men and women alike, seek out Dr. Lam for the ultimate in facial rejuvenation: Facelift Dallas. The facelift procedure is a…
  • Survival of the Prettiest Part 2: Do Blondes Have More Fun?

    steven
    21 Jan 2014 | 9:19 am
    As a follow-up to the blog on how we relate to babies, Nancy Etcoff in her book, Survival of the Prettiest, argues that men are more attracted to blonde women than to darker haired women, whereas women are attracted to the polar opposite, i.e., a darker-shaded male.  The reason that she argues that men are more attracted to fairer-skinned women is that men are more attracted to younger women who are in turn more fertile in nature and women are naturally lighter in color when they are younger when estrogens levels are higher.  Women, on the other hand, are attracted to men who are darker in…
  • Dr. Sam Lam Is Scheduled To Speak At “THE FACE”

    steven
    7 Aug 2013 | 8:25 am
    Dallas facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Lam is scheduled to be one of the faculty members at the upcoming European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Congress in Norway, commonly referred to as “THE FACE”.  The international conference is being organized by the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and will be held on August 28th – September 1st in Oslo. Dr. Lam will not only be a speaker at the event, but is also scheduled to be a member of the conference’s programming committee.  The goal of The European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Congress is to bring together medical…
  • Glass of Water Emptying: The Way I Explain the Aging of the Face

    steven
    28 Jun 2013 | 2:04 pm
    Glass of Water Emptying:  The Way I Explain the Aging of the Face When people ask me whether fat grafting is permanent, I say yes and no.  Yes, it is permanent because if done well by an expert injector (which I consider myself one) then once the graft gains formal blood supply over a period of several months to a year, the graft is yours to keep.  My mother, for example, is over 5 years out and still looks much younger than before she had the fat transfer but clearly she has had some degree of ongoing aging.  The “No” response to permanence refers to this latter issue that a fat…
  • The Tent Pole of the Nose Revisited in Rhinoplasty

    steven
    20 Jun 2013 | 4:04 pm
    The Tent Pole of the Nose Revisited in Rhinoplasty I think it is worth exploring a concept that allows me to discuss with prospective rhinoplasty patients exactly how I approach noses and what the specific limitations are for a particular individual based on the unique characteristics of one’s anatomy.  The tent pole analogy is my favorite go-to metaphor to help explain how I evaluate a nose based on the nature of the skin and underlying cartilage.  The tent fabric that covers a tent represents the skin of the nose; the tent pole underneath represents the nasal cartilage.  In traditional…
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    BerryRipe

  • Easy To Make Healthy Dessert Recipes

    BerryRipe
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    If you have a sweet tooth and you cannot resist the urge to gorge on that favorite dessert of yours then you need to read this. It is common knowledge that today a majority of the people are suffering from ailments like obesity, diabetes, etc. You too should be concerned about your own and your family’s health. Being worried about the calories does not mean that you need to deny yourself the pleasure of eating sweets. There are healthier alternatives to your usual desserts, even with fruits as an ingredient. Here are a few easy to make recipes of healthy desserts made with fruits. Find more…
  • Letterpress Printed Drink Coasters

    BerryRipe
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    This weekend, a few members of our team were given the opportunity to visit the Tandem Felix Letterpress studio in Chicago. Liz, one of the owners of Tandem Felix, gave us a tour of the studio, which has been converted from a historic noodle factory into artist lofts. Our visit lasted around 3 hours as we designed and custom letterpress printed our very own drink coasters. Take a look at some of the photos below. What would you letterprint if you had access to the Tandem Felix Letterpress studio? The post Letterpress Printed Drink Coasters appeared first on BerryRipe.
  • 5 Things The Amish Do That You Should Adopt

    BerryRipe
    22 May 2014 | 11:48 am
    I live in Pennsylvania, the state with the oldest Amish settlement in the country, and while looking around here, I’ve found that there are many things that the Amish do to make life better that are worth adopting. Known for living off the grid, leading a simple, more relaxed life, with simple, no-fuss surroundings, the Amish not only dress differently and drive buggies instead of cars, they have some good ideas about how to live a happier, more fulfilled life. Choosing Amish traits to emulate can be a challenge. Many people choose to live without electricity except what they generate…
  • Is Zeltiq Cool Sculpting Safe For You?

    BerryRipe
    20 May 2014 | 11:41 am
    These days, it seems like there is more and more pressure for people to get fit. They say it is easier for people to get fit in their twenties–and this is quite true. Our body’s metabolism is more agreeable during this time, and it gets harder to lose weight and tone up as we get older. Some people start with diet and exercise to get there, but diet and exercise may often take a long time–and it may not even target areas that have stubborn fat deposits. This is why, in order to supplement their healthier lifestyle, people look into having laser treatment done in order to get…
  • Spring Is In The Air! Add More Spring to Your Step

    Nancy
    13 May 2014 | 7:29 am
    The season of spring is when things awaken, come alive again and start to bloom. This is a good time for us to think about creating that feeling in our bodies too. Every season, we want to have more energy and springtime is a great time to kick it off! Here are some quick tips to help you feel more energized so you can be more productive during your day, sleep better at night, be alert and awake. Start your day smoothly with a fruit smoothie By replacing a cup or two of coffee with a smoothie in the morning and afternoon, your blood vessels won’t be constricted from the caffeine and your…
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  • 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. :)
  • Current Health Obsessions

    21 Feb 2014 | 10:21 am
    I haven't posted here for a bit. Because life. Amiright? :)So I thought I'd do a small update and start keeping a list of THINGS I'm working on and incorporating into our life to keep my little family healthy.Chia seeds. I put them in everything. Still loving not washing my hair! It has taken a while to get the right ratio of baking soda and ACV, and my hair still tends to get oily quick, but I'm still quite pleased and don't see ever going back to shampoo and conditioner. We don't wash Ceil's hair (it's red and curly and thick) we just rinse hers and use an organic conditioner. I might try…
  • Making Over Everything: Apple Cider Vinegar

    20 Sep 2013 | 1:23 pm
    Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor nor a nutritionist, so take my advice at your own risk. But really, the internet is awesome, and usually less quacky than actual doctors I've been to. But whatever. I talk about what works for me--which may or may not be of use to you--but thanks for stopping by either way. Apple. Cider. Vinegar. 4 reasons I've added ACV to my routine...1. When I started getting sick a few of months ago, I started sipping ACV throughout the day. I ended up getting over my whatever-it-waas (symptoms of strep that was going around the office) pretty much within 24 hours. Now...maybe…
 
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    Gluten Free Paleo Health Advice |Beverly Meyer | On Diet and Health

  • Help For Bunions Without Surgery

    Beverly Meyer
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
     Is it really possible to get help for bunions without surgery? Yes, most bunions can be helped a lot, if you commit to the process.  To get bunion relief, you need to know more about the cause of bunions and make a long-term plan for change.  So, what is a bunion? A bunion is a bony growth in the lower joint of your big toe.  It usually forms where the big toe pushes over against the second toe, forcing the joint to stick out.  As a weight-bearing joint, this can be extremely painful.  Calluses and blisters can form on the edge of the bunion, doubling the pain.
  • Gluten Free Paleo Zucchini Muffins

    Beverly Meyer
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    These gluten free Paleo Zucchini Muffins are easy enough for teens or weekend parents to make anytime.  They provide plenty of protein, fat and non-starchy carbs, all in one tasty handful.   Freshness and quality makes a huge difference in a simple recipe like this. Upgrade this muffin to a whole new taste level by choosing the best butter, cinnamon, eggs and honey.  It’s a great way to convince folks that real food tastes better and is worth the extra investment.   One of the benefits of almond flour is its balance of protein, fat and carbs.  Yes, almonds have…
  • Paleo Lifestyle 101 with Evan Brand

    Beverly Meyer
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Evan Brand from NotJustPaleo joins me for some friendly rivalry in this fun interview.  The mission? List and compare our choices for Seven Aspects of a Paleo Lifestyle.  The result?  Paleo Lifestyle 101! The right kind of exercise and a Paleo Diet are givens, so we couldn’t include them in our lists.  What else matters most for living in tune with our true human selves?   What are the components of Health and Happiness that Paleo and Primal fans encourage?   What makes Paleo Lifestyle 101 so much more than a Diet?? Stress management is Number 1 for Evan.
  • Are Your Adrenals Affecting Your Thyroid?

    Beverly Meyer
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The adrenals are small endocrine glands sitting on top of the kidneys.  They produce a variety of hormones that affect neurotransmitters, other hormones, blood pressure, and ultimately all body processes. You may not know it, but chances are you have adrenal and thyroid problems.  The thyroid gland sits like a butterfly at the base of the throat.  Its hormones also affect every cell of the body, and it in turn is affected by neurotransmitters, diet, dental amalgam toxins and more.  It is frequently a target of auto-immune antibodies, diagnosed as Hashimoto’s or…
  • Gluten Free Chicken Cutlets

    Beverly Meyer
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:57 pm
    These gluten free chicken cutlets are one of my all-time favorites to make on short notice.  The combo of lemon juice, rosemary and olives is very savory!   I actually prefer this with turkey thigh meat, so I buy turkey thighs whenever I can find them.  You’ll get about 1 1/4 pounds of turkey meat from 3 pounds of turkey thighs.  Remove the meat from the bones and freeze it, and you’ll have it ready in the freezer to cook this anytime.  The meat will thaw quickly if you separated the pieces with parchment paper before freezing. I use pre-pitted green…
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  • Probiotics and Blood Pressure

    Lali Ha
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    Jing Sun, a senior lecturer at Griffith Health Institute and Griffith University School of Medicine in Australia, stated that probiotics are not only good for digestive health, it could also be beneficial to your cardiac health. Sun, one of the authors of Journal of Hypertension, stated that there is some evidence to suggest that long term ingestion of probiotics with live strains of Lactobacillus may help reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Researchers reviewed nine randomized trials with a total of 543 adult participants.  Eight of the nine studies showed reductions in blood…
  • Heart-Healthy Recipe – Citrus Ginger Honey Glazed Salmon

    Lali Ha
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
      Ingredients ½ teaspoon ginger, peeled and grated or ¼ teaspoon dried 1 garlic clove or 1 teaspoon from jar, minced 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon honey 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (about ½ lemon) or from the jar 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped or 1 tablespoon dried 1 pound salmon, skin removed, cut into 4 oz filets 1 cup dry brown rice 2 cups fresh sugar snap peas 8 thin lemon slices Aluminum foil Cooking Instructions Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine ginger, garlic, oil, soy sauce, honey, lemon juice and basil.
  • Kids and Weekend ER Visits

    Lali Ha
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
      A study published by The Journal of Pediatric Surgery suggests that emergency surgery done on children during the weekend results in more complications and mortalities than surgery done during the week.  The study looked at 112,064 weekend operations on children under 18 years of age and 327,393 operations performed on weekdays.  Operations were performed on the day of admission and included appendectomies, brain shunts, hernias, bone fractures and abscess drainage. Over the 20-year period of the study, there were about 50 deaths.  The lead author, Dr. Seth D. Goldstein, a surgical…
  • Heart-Healthy Summer Recipe – Brussel Sprouts with Walnut-Lemon Vinaigrette

    Lali Ha
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Take a stance on heart health and try this fresh, home-made recipe for a refreshing summer side dish.  Recipe yields 4 servings, at about 108 calories, 7 g total fat, 188 mg sodium and 405 mg potassium per serving. Ingredients 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered 2 tablespoons walnut oil 1 tablespoon minced shallot ¼ teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon whole-grain or Dijon mustard ¼ teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper to taste Cooking Instructions Place Brussels sprouts in a steamer basket and steam in a large saucepan over 1 inch of boiling…
  • Visit a Healthcare Provider for Accurate Blood Pressure Readings

    Lali Ha
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:58 am
    Ever wonder if a blood pressure kiosk at a local CVS or Walgreens is really accurate? The FDA wants to inform the public that blood pressure kiosks do not always give accurate readings.  Although convenient, they might not be for you depending on your arm size. “It’s misleading to think that the devices are appropriate for everybody,” Luke Herbertson, a biomedical engineer at the FDA said in a news release.  A too-small cuff will give you a higher blood pressure reading, while a too-large cuff may give you an inaccurate low blood pressure reading. Many community members rely on the…