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  • Fitness Tools for Every Athlete

    WebMD Health
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    A new generation of fitness tools can help you stay motivated and improve your athletic performance. Learn how at WebMD.
  • How to Build Skills That Are Valuable: Lessons Learned From Selling Matches

    James Clear
    James Clear
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:06 pm
    In the early 1940s, a young boy was growing up in the small county of Almhult in southern Sweden. Within a few years, he would impact millions of people. At the time, however, nobody knew his name. The boy was occupied with a small and relatively simple project. He had recently discovered that it was possible to buy boxes of matches in bulk from Stockholm, which was a few hours away from his small town. He could get the matches for cheap and then sell them individually for a nice profit, but still at a reasonable price. Pretty soon, he was riding around town on his bicycle and selling matches…
  • What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You (Infographic)

    Experience Life
    Experience Life Team
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    The body is a magnificent machine. When things go awry, it generally doesn’t just shut down without warning, like an incandescent light bulb popping its filament. Instead it sends us little signals (think of them as gentle biological taps on the shoulder) letting us know that something is amiss. Here are some common signals you shouldn’t ignore. Read the full article. This infographic was produced in conjunction with our partners at Greatist.
  • This Move Burns 13.3 Calories Per Minute

    Turbulence Training
    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    There's ONE move that works 9 muscle groups and burns 13.3 calories at the SAME time...and that means BIG TIME fat loss. Daniel Woodrum, a celebrity kickboxing trainer in South Carolina uses this move with his A-list clients, including Darius Rucker (aka "Hootie" from Hootie and the Blowfish). This one move works your abs really hard and whittles down your waistline rather than building
  • Fantasy Football Sex

    Digg: sex Stories
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Semantics matter.
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  • Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky Takes #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness for ALS

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky Takes #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness for ALS Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky takes the #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The co-founders ... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 4276 76 ratings Time: 00:58 More in Education
  • A Discussion about Major Depressive Disorder

    12 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    A Discussion about Major Depressive Disorder The Janssen mental health video series is part of the company's Healthy Minds initiative, dedicated to advancing neuroscience research, news and information ... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 331 3 ratings Time: 09:03 More in Education
  • 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 ... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 955 6 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: 858345 42 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: 1043 7 ratings Time: 02:33 More in Education
 
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    MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians

  • Critics Slam FDA Plan to Up Minorities in Studies

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:16 pm
    WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The FDA is trying to increase representation of women and minorities in clinical trials, but observers said the agency's latest effort in this area is not sufficient.
  • White House Takes Action on Vets' Mental Health

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    (MedPage Today) -- President Obama announced action Tuesday to address veterans' mental health issues as the inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs prepared to release a report on problems at the VA's Phoenix facility.
  • USPSTF: Lifestyle Counseling Cuts Heart Risks (CME/CE)

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    (MedPage Today) -- Overweight or obese adults who have cardiovascular disease risk factors should receive behavior counseling to promote a healthy diet and physical activity, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) said on Monday.
  • Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    (MedPage Today) -- The federal government is now requiring state Medicaid programs to cover comprehensive autism services for children, which will bring financial relief for many parents but is making states concerned about costs.
  • Cardiology: Turf Wars, Battle Lines

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    (MedPage Today) -- Kevin Campbell, MD expands on his thoughts on the recent Friday Feedback that asked healthcare providers: How big a problem are turf wars in medical care and what are some solutions?
 
 
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    CNN.com - Health

  • 15 diseases doctors often get wrong

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    After strange pains or mysterious digestive issues, you hope a trip to the doctor will solve your health woes. That's not always the case.
  • Adding years to your life

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    CNN's Holly Firfer tells us how to add years to your life and life to your years.
  • Transgender woman feels 'complete'

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    Devin Payne had gone years without health insurance. Then Obamacare opened the door for her gender reassignment surgery.
  • Transgender woman feels 'complete'

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Devin Payne had gone years without health insurance. Then Obamacare opened the door for her gender reassignment surgery.
  • 6 yoga poses to help with sciatica

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    Sciatica is a real pain in the butt -- and sometimes also in the leg and foot. See six yoga poses that can help provide sciatic pain relief.
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    The Chart

  • 1 in 7 suffer from sleep 'drunkenness'

    Jacque Wilson
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Have you ever answered the phone in the morning to discover it was actually your alarm clock going off, or had a conversation in the middle of the night and woken up the next day with no recollection of it? A new study suggests you are not alone. Researchers found many of us have had a similar experience in our lifetime. The study, out Monday in the journal Neurology, says one in every seven people suffer from sleep "drunkenness" disorder, also called confusional arousal. Confusional arousal is when a person wakes up and remains in a confused state for a certain period of time…
  • Childhood mental health disabilities on the rise

    fabval
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Over the past half century, the prevalence of childhood disabilities in the United States has been on the rise, possibly due to an increased awareness about these issues. Now a study published in this week’s online issue of Pediatrics suggests the nature of those newly diagnosed disabilities is changing. The report, “Changing Trends of Childhood Disability, 2001-2011" found the number of American children with disabilities rose 16% over a 10-year period. While there was a noted decline in physical problems, there was a large increase in disabilities classified as neurodevelopmental…
  • New at-home test may detect colon cancer

    fabval
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an at-home colon cancer test. Called Cologuard , it is the first stool-based screening test that detects certain DNA mutations and red blood cells that could be indications of colorectal cancer, according to the FDA. The test, which is ordered through a doctor's office, can be done at home. "Unlike many other screening options, Cologuard does not require medication or dietary restrictions, or bowel preparation prior to taking the test," the manufacturer says. The FDA says Cologuard could be used to help determine who is at risk…
  • Hand sanitizer doesn't help in schools

    wadeleslie
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    School children get low marks when it comes to spreading germs, often sharing bugs with their classmates. So scientists wondered if putting hand sanitizers into elementary school classrooms would lead to fewer absences. The study Researchers in New Zealand set out to discover if using alcohol-based hand sanitizers, in addition to regular hand washing, would cut back on absentee rates in schools. They recruited 68 primary schools, and all students were given a half-hour hygiene lesson. They then assigned half of the schools to a control group where children washed their hands with soap and…
  • 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,…
 
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    New Republic

  • I Hated English Class, Until We Read Nabokov

    Yelena Akhtiorskaya
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    My troubled relationship with the humanities began early on. In second grade in Brooklyn, the first year I ever went to school (my family didn’t send me to school in Ukraine for fear of death), ancient Ms. Kramer with the bright red lipstick gave us our first assignment that didn’t involve numbe
  • What Amazon Knows—and You Don't—About the Future of Video Games

    Danny Vinik
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    On Monday, Amazon reached a deal to buy Twitch, the online video game broadcaster, for nearly $1 billion. "What the hell is Twitch, and why is it worth a billion dollars?" asked everyone in America. Or so imagined the media, which rushed to the rescue with answers. Vox posted a nine-question
  • Critics of the United Nations' Relief Agency in Gaza Don't Have Their Facts Straight

    Matthew Reynolds
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It is a very serious charge to accuse the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Palestine of supporting terrorism and one that Alexander Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky made without a scintilla of factual documentation in their recent opinion piece, "
  • TV Still Has An Inferiority Complex

    Esther Breger
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    We all know by now that television is better—or at least buzzier and more prestigious—than the movies, right? We’ve read the think-pieces; we’ve listened to
  • Bashar Al Assad Is Laying a Deadly Ambush for Obama in Syria

    Fred Hof
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    President Barack Obama's decision to authorize aerial surveillance of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions in Syria suggests that airstrikes employing manned and unmanned aircraft may not be
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Today I Learned: How to Enable Flash Developers

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

    Phil Hollows
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    A funny (peculiar, not haha) thing about major media site RSS feeds is that not only are the feeds often little more than a plain text (and so kinda boring) sentence, but also that their RSS feeds tend to include thumbnail images as enclosures. Enclosures are the part of a feed typically used for podcast media files, and the problem with stashing an image as an enclosure is that most people won’t see it, since the picture isn’t part of the main content. As a result, the feed and downstream feed usage (e.g. email subscriptions) are much less engaging for us carbon based life…
  • The FeedBlitz API: Workflow for Building a Plugin

    Phil Hollows
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The goal of this example is to show you what API calls to make so you can programmatically add a subscriber’s email (and other information) to a list at FeedBlitz. Let’s assume you’re developing a plugin for WordPress; any WP plugin developer should be able to integrate with FeedBlitz! The example below isn’t limited to plugins, of course; it can work with any web site, product or service you can extend programmatically.  You use simple Web requests, so it’s pretty easy for a web developer to do. Prerequisites The user of your plugin will need: A FeedBlitz premium account At…
  • The FeedBlitz REST API

    Phil Hollows
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    The REST API is an XML-based API. It is, like FeedBlitz itself, complex and at times may be challenging to use. For simple use cases, such as integrating a FeedBlitz subscription mechanism into your site or service, we recommend using one of the APIs I’ve already covered this week, or a plugin / widget that has already done the work for you. If you’re building such a plugin, widget or tool, then depending on your use cases you may need to delve into the REST API in some depth. Programming Required: Yes API Key Needed: Yes Best suited for: Web developer, plugin developer Skill level:…
  • The FeedBlitz Simple API: Adding Subscriptions Programmatically

    Phil Hollows
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you’re a plugin developer, PHP guru, or a web programmer who wants to do more with FeedBlitz but the REST API is daunting, we’re rolling out a new set of features in a “Simple” API that is much easier to use.  This API needs an API key, which you can get here after you log in. Programming Required: Yes API Key Needed: Yes Best suited for: Web developer, plugin developer Skill level: Intermediate Good for: Adding a subscriber from a popup, plugin, or web site back end The function of this “Simple” API is to start the FeedBlitz dual opt-in process for…
 
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    Health News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • Russia court closes McDonald's branch for 90 days: agency

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:10 am
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Wednesday ordered the closure of a McDonald's restaurant branch in Moscow for 90 days over breaches of sanitary rules, Russia's RIA news agency reported. The restaurant is on Moscow's Manezh square, under the walls of the Kremlin. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)
  • Japan lab unable to replicate 'stem cell' findings

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:35 am
    Researchers in Japan said Wednesday they have been unable to replicate experiments that were hailed earlier this year as a "game-changer" in the quest to grow transplant tissue, amid claims evidence was faked. In a scandal that rocked Japan's scientific establishment, Riken -- the research institute that sponsored the study -- launched an independent experiment in April to verify research published by scientist Haruko Obokata and her colleagues earlier this year. "Researchers have conducted 22 experiments thus far, but we could not confirm the emergence of cells in the…
  • WHO employee infected by Ebola to be flown to Hamburg for treatment

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    An employee of the World Health Organisation (WHO) who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to the German city of Hamburg for treatment, a spokesman for the city said. Rico Schmidt, spokesman for the Hamburg Health Senate, said the patient would arrive later on Wednesday and be treated at Hamburg university clinic's tropical medicine institute. One of the deadliest diseases known to man, Ebola is transmitted by contact with body fluids and the current outbreak has killed at least 120 healthcare workers.
  • Nigeria says has "thus far contained" Ebola, one case left to treat

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Nigeria's health minister said on Tuesday authorities had "thus far contained" the Ebola outbreak that started last month, with only one out of 13 confirmed cases still being treated in isolation in the commercial capital Lagos. Onyebuchi Chukwu said of the other cases that five had died and the other seven had been discharged. The remaining one was the spouse of one of the doctors who treated Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian who brought the virus to Africa's most populous nation.
  • WHO shuts Sierra Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:39 pm
    By Umaru Fofana and Media Coulibaly FREETOWN/KINSHASA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst-ever outbreak of the disease. The WHO has deployed nearly 400 of its own staff and partner organisations to fight the epidemic of the highly contagious hemorrhagic fever, which has struck Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria. A separate outbreak was confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday.
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  • Unprecedented number of medical staff infected with Ebola

    24 Aug 2014 | 6:27 pm
    The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa is unprecedented in many ways, including the high proportion of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers who have been infected. To date, more than 240 health care workers have developed the disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, and more than 120 have died.
  • WHO-deployed health worker receiving care after testing positive for Ebola

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    WHO is working to ensure an international health worker who is deployed for the Organization in Sierra Leone and has contracted Ebola receives the best care possible including the option of medical evacuation to another care facility if necessary.
  • Why the Ebola outbreak has been underestimated

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:27 pm
    The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak, especially in Liberia and Sierra Leone, has been underestimated for a number of reasons. Many families hide infected loved ones in their homes. As Ebola has no cure, some believe infected loved ones will be more comfortable dying at home.
  • Anecdotal evidence about experimental Ebola therapies

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Clinicians working in Liberia have informed WHO that 2 doctors and 1 nurse have now received the experimental Ebola therapy, ZMapp. The nurse and one of the doctors show a marked improvement. The condition of the second doctor is serious but has improved somewhat.
  • Ebola situation in Nigeria and Guinea: encouraging signs

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:27 pm
    The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa continues to evolve, with cases confirmed in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. At present, no cases have been confirmed anywhere else in the world outside these 4 countries. The situation in Lagos, Nigeria, where the first imported case was detected in July, looks reassuring. At present, the city’s 12 confirmed cases are all part of a single chain of transmission. Those infected by the initial case include medical staff involved in his treatment, a patient in the same hospital, and a protocol officer in very close contact with the…
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    Experience Life

  • Take Action ChallengeWeek 8 Overview: Are You Breathing?

    Experience Life Staff
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Overcoming Barriers “I’m busy. I don’t really have time to stop and think about my breathing.” Breathing is one of those things you have to do anyway, so why not choose — at least some of the time — to do it in a way that lowers your stress level, increases your awareness and improves your sense of well-being? If you think you get more done by breathing fast and shallow all day long, you’re kidding yourself. The quality of your thoughts, attention, mood and energy are all improved by taking slower, deeper breaths — particularly when you’re under stress. And even if…
  • What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You (Infographic)

    Experience Life Team
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    The body is a magnificent machine. When things go awry, it generally doesn’t just shut down without warning, like an incandescent light bulb popping its filament. Instead it sends us little signals (think of them as gentle biological taps on the shoulder) letting us know that something is amiss. Here are some common signals you shouldn’t ignore. Read the full article. This infographic was produced in conjunction with our partners at Greatist.
  • Same-Day Mood Boost

    Experience Life Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Having a bad day? If you want to turn it around, look no further than your own two feet. Increasing your level of physical activity, even just a little, can improve your overall life satisfaction — and it can do so almost immediately, according to a recent study in the American Psychological Association’s journal Health Psychology. “We found that physical activity has acute, same-day, antidepressive benefits,” says David E. Conroy, Pennsylvania State University kinesiology professor and study coauthor. “And you don’t have to be super fit or work out for three months to see those…
  • The Two-Minute Cure

    Pilar Gerasimo
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    I don’t know about you, but in my world, there are days where it feels like every moment is spoken for — or worse, being fought over. Too often, from the time I wake up until the time my head hits the pillow, I’m scheduled. I keep a pad of paper by my bed because many nights, even after my head hits the pillow, my brain is still busy making lists of things for my body to do. For the most part, I’m busy doing things I love, things that I believe are worthwhile, things that I believe help make a positive difference. But even so, there are many times when I wish I could feel less busy,…
  • The Calorie Myth

    Experience Life Staff
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    When Jonathan Bailor was working as a personal trainer back in his college days, he was frequently confronted by clients who struggled to lose weight on conventional calorie-based programs — even when they ate very little and exercised for hours a day. A slim person himself, the Seattle-based Bailor was convinced his clients were simply not following his instructions assiduously enough. “When you’re naturally thin,” Bailor says, “it’s very easy to see a heavy person failing to drop weight and think, ‘Wow, what’s their problem? Maybe they should try harder.’” But as more…
 
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  • Don’t Taze Me, Bro!: Dr. J’s Tense Encounter with the Police

    CalorieLab
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Cliff/Flickr Recently, I had a encounter with law-enforcement in which it became clear to me that looking or behaving a little differently or being in an unusual place could lead to unfortunate consequences. “Possible 10–66, Unkempt Homeless Person Fleeing Scene” It all started when I heard a short police siren blast behind me as I was running. Stopping, I turned, faced the two officers coming towards me, and asked, “What do you want?” “We saw you put your something in your pants,” said one of the deputy sheriffs. This was not a prank, so…
  • Fruits on the Ground: Thoughts about a War on Obesity

    CalorieLab
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Igor Dewe – Selling My Juice – 2012 Performance Art At least you don’t live in Kentucky If you’ve been unhappy of late with the state of your health or your weight or your physical condition, at least take some consolation from the fact that you don’t live in Kentucky. Unless you do live in Kentucky, of course. In which case you have my sincere sympathies. For non-Kentuckians who really want to feel better about themselves, I recommend reading “Appalachian Health Crisis is a Study of What Ails Us,” an article by Laura Ungar that appeared in USA Today…
  • Dr. J’s 10 Reasons You are Still Fat

    CalorieLab
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) woodleywonderworks/Flickr Why are you still fat? No, the reason that you are still fat is not a virus, genetics, medications, unlucky metabolism, or a bad childhood, boss, or relationship. There are likely several reasons, and they come from this list: You skipped school. No. not formal education: fat education. You never learned about portion control, calorie math, or calorie density. Applying these skills will keep you from not feeling comfortable in any clothing other than that one-size-that-really-does-fit-all, graduation cap and gown. You want to eat like those models in fast…
  • Coffee May Offer Some Protection against Cancer

    CalorieLab
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) David Wright/Flickr You may have heard that coffee might lower cancer risk. And you may be wondering whether the type of coffee roast or the way it’s prepared might make a difference in how it affects cancer. Let’s take a look at the research. The clearest link between coffee and cancer risk is seen in the latest scientific report on preventing endometrial cancer from AICR/WCRF showing that coffee probably reduces risk of that cancer. That link was seen regardless of whether coffee was regular or decaf. Other analyses that have pulled together multiple studies…
  • The Science of Breaking Bad Habits and Creating Healthy Ones

    CalorieLab
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Wendy Wood, Ph.D., Provost Professor of Psychology and Business at the University of Southern California, has researched the way that we make and break habits. “My interest in habits comes from observing how difficult it is to change repeated behaviors in daily life,” says Wood. People associate a place or person with a response, explains Wood, and the habitual response “does not require a supporting goal, [so they] thus repeat good and bad habits.” I continually write about how important it is to make a lifestyle change rather than just going on a diet or exercising…
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    Starling Fitness

  • How To Start And End Your Day With Love

    Laura Moncur
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    I read the headline to this old Sara Lee advertisement and I thought to myself, “THAT! That was my problem for so long!” It reads: How to start and end your day with love. Pecan Morning Love Strawberry French Cheesecake Evening Love That’s what we all want, right? We want to start our day with love and we want to end our day with love. The only problem with this ad is the idea that it comes in a pie tin. I’m not villianizing pie and coffee cake, mind you. You can work a slice of pie into your diet as well as any other high calorie food. I’m just pointing out that…
  • Two Facets of my Disease

    Laura Moncur
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    I saw this image on Breathe Happiness and it shocked me into a realization. It reads: Fasting day 1 in full effect Going to eat the rest of my graduation cake for every meal today because I don’t even CARE. Built to Bulk posted this first and commented: There are two types of people… The thing is, the longer I am in recovery, the more I realize that THESE are the two facets to my disease. My disease wasn’t just all bingeing. It was also starvation. It was also exercising so much that I my toenails fell off. Every time I feel like bingeing, that is an indicator that something is…
  • How To Use A Rosary for OA Meditations

    Laura Moncur
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    I like to meditate for fifteen minutes each day. It gives me a hit of those brain chemicals that feel even better than the dopamine response I get from food. I’ve found that using a rosary for my meditations is an easy way to get a fifteen-minute meditation without a timer. It gives me a good tactile sensation from the beads while I do each meditation and helps me keep track of what I’m meditating about. As a disclaimer, I am not Catholic and appropriating a religion’s tools may be considered blasphemy and I apologize if I have offended you. The truth of the matter is:…
  • Beware The Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Laura Moncur
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Starbucks is bringing back the Pumpkin Spice Latte early this year, which brings joy to many people, apparently. I’ve seen excited ramblings on Tumblr and FaceBook, which is all well and good, but only if you know what you’re getting into. You see, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is not just a cup of coffee. It’s basically a milkshake that a little coffee looked at once. Look at these nutrition facts from Starbucks’ website. If you get the smallest cup (8 oz.) and ask them to use non-fat milk and no whipped cream, you can get away with it for only 130, which seems like a LOT…
  • Food Porn

    Laura Moncur
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    I had to adjust my Pinterest boards recently. I realized that so many of the things that my friends were pinning were food porn. They weren’t necessarily unhealthy foods being posted, but I was seeing page after page of pictures of food. Sure, they were healthy food pictures like this one. Still so many images of food just aren’t that good for me. They make me feel hungry even when I’m not hungry. So, I unsubscribed to the boards that my friends had set up that pertained to food. ALL of them, even the healthy food recipes. I decided that when I’m feeling like I need…
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    EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion

  • 4 Ways to Break Bad Habits (and Make Healthy Ones Stick)

    Krissy Brady
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    If the whole “66 days” rule to break bad habits is starting to feel daunting, here are some tips to keep you on track. Confession: I’ve been trying to break the same bad habits for over two years now. While we all work hard to make our healthy habits stick, there are always a few straggling bad habits that become our… kryptonite. Sure, I could feel totally pathetic about my epic failure in this department, or I could feel proud about the fact that I’m still sticking it out after all this time – so natch, I’m choosing the latter. And you should too. Here are 4 tricks to hide up…
  • 10 Absolutely Delicious Avocado Recipes to Try

    Leena Oijala
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Avocado recipes don’t just have to be variations on guacamole. There are very few people I’ve ever met who don’t like avocados. They’re delectably creamy, not to sweet, incredibly flavorful and completely satisfying – what’s not to love? Not only are avocados delicious, they are also full of vitamins A, E and K, and are considered one of the most nutrient dense foods packed full of essential minerals, B vitamins and dietary fiber. So try them in our top 10 avocado recipes and fall in love with them all over again! 1. Vegan Coconut Avocado Ice Cream with…
  • Organic Cotton Basics for Fall: On Trend

    Leena Oijala
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    ColumnOur first Fall 2014 edition of On Trend offers up a selection of comfortable, super soft and easy to layer basics for the office, weekend outings or just lounging around at home. Get cozy this season and let your skin breathe easy in our favorite organic cotton basics for fall! Basic Sweat by Baserange This simple and classic sweatshirt (pictured above) from Danish label Baserange is made from 100 percent certified organic cotton that is so soft to the touch. Made in Portugal under fair labor conditions, you can rest assured that you’ll feel as good about buying this pullover as…
  • A Safari Zoo? What If All Zoo Animals Were Cage-Free?

    Sara Novak
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Could the safari zoo format be the zoo style of the future? For animal lovers, zoos present obstacles. Zoos introduce the public to animals that they may likely never see, and as a result, not be as concerned about protecting along with their habitats. And zookeepers are among the most educated and concerned about the animals they care for. At the same time, no animal should be caged just for the amusement of the public. But what if the zoos of the future were cage-free like a safari zoo? The Danish architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is working on a safari zoo in Denmark called…
  • 6 Streaming Movies to Get You Ready for Fall: From ‘October Sky’ to ‘Scream’

    Abbie Stutzer
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
      We’ve got streaming movies with a seasonal twist. Who is ready for cool weather, long sleeves and freshly baked pumpkin bread?! I know I am. To celebrate the fall season, the best season ever (If you don’t agree, I’m sorry), we’ve gathered some awesome streaming movies that show why fall is just so darn magical. Streaming on Netflix (free with subscription) 1. “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”: Steve Martin and John Candy are the best in this offbeat, Thanksgiving film. The movie follows Martin as he tries to get home for the holiday. As the movie’s title suggests, he…
 
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    Evidence in Motion

  • Commencement Address Executive Management Program in Private Practice #physicaltherapy

    Larry Benz
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    It is with great pride that I post this commencement address with permission from Jennifer Gamboa, founder of Body Dynamics in Falls Church, VA.  Dr. Gamboa is well known for her innovative physical therapy practice that integrates complementary medicine, fitness & training, and massage therapy.  She is also the founder of Fit Test Solutions, a […] The post Commencement Address Executive Management Program in Private Practice #physicaltherapy appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Passion for the Profession Beyond the Classroom: #DPTstudent Impact Within the Professional Association

    TJ Janicky, SPT
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    I always find it quite interesting when fellow students ask me how I have the time to balance school life and my involvement within the professional association. My classmates have taken notice of the roles I play both on the state and national levels and their curiosity continues to grow as they see the “benefits” […] The post Passion for the Profession Beyond the Classroom: #DPTstudent Impact Within the Professional Association appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Is TDN to Acupuncture like Paris is to Maitland?

    John Childs
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
    I was listening to some research presentations this afternoon at the US Army-Baylor Research Day on TDN. During the introduction, one of the students was differentiating between TDN and acupuncture with all of the various arguments that have been described in numerous details elsewhere. I get the reason we make these claims, primarily that PTs […] The post Is TDN to Acupuncture like Paris is to Maitland? appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Are times a changin’ in DPT education?

    John Childs
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    This article could have just as easily been written about the entry-level DPT as the words “too lengthy” and “too expensive” are virtually identical characteristics in both medical and DPT education (and while we’re at it, add law to this list as well). I hope you’ll take the chance to at least briefly peruse the […] The post Are times a changin’ in DPT education? appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Great #physicaltherapy Divide Part 2

    Larry Benz
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    This past week, some interesting publicity in #physicaltherapy was created by some comments Tiger Woods made about his sacrum and his “physio”. Many articles that I read changed the language to “his physical therapist” but in many cases folks were outraged about the biomechanic realities of Tiger’s comments. This BMJ blog post provides some interesting […] The post Great #physicaltherapy Divide Part 2 appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Could You Give Up the Internet?

    Mel
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:51 am
    I picked up a book at the library that I was pretty certain I would need to own a penis to enjoy (note: own a penis; not borrow a penis), so I was pleasantly surprised to find Notes from the Internet Apocalypse thin but readable.  Fine, it was very thin, like a story stretched over […]
  • My Phone Number Showed Up on My Caller ID

    Mel
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    When we got back from the beach, I checked the caller ID instead of playing the answering machine because I am just that lazy.  I was scrolling past the names when I thought I saw my own and backed up.  Wait.  I hadn’t seen things.  There it was: my own name followed by my own […]
  • What is the Point to Relaxing?

    Mel
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    We went to the beach last week for a few days.  I brought along a bunch of books, and I ended up reading two — one which was pretty awful and I won’t name it out of politeness and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy which is a comfort read (one of those books I read […]
  • 508 Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    Perhaps I only posted about this on Facebook (because I can’t find a post on my blog mentioning it even though I know some type of social media discussion took place when I first stated it) but many months ago, I was diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency.  As in, my body makes pretty much […]
  • How to Quickly Decide Whether or Not to Accept a Terms of Service

    Mel
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    I read every terms of service (TOS) before signing up for a site.  Yes, I am that one person who reads them.  Companies, you wondered who that person was?  It’s me.  Hi! I read them because I don’t want to have any regrets.  Just because a site has a terrible terms of service doesn’t mean […]
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Use your gifts.

    Carla
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Once upon a time the Tornado was in first grade and was assigned the teacher everyone warned us (and her) away from. You want anyone but Mr. X!! He’s really tough on kids and parents. I was apprehensive but went into the whole experience with an open mind. To my surprise and delight she loved her new teacher.  He led the class (and the parents) with a firm but loving hand. He was a perfect fit for the style of discipline we use at home. One morning before school, as an expression of love for her teacher, the Tornado made him a coffee cup: I vaguely recall asking her later if he liked…
  • I’m doing Back to School BOOT CAMP.

    Carla
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    The below is a sponsored UNsponsored post.  It links to content I’ve written for Swerve Sweetener, but they did not ask I give it a shout-out here.  As with all stuffs I write—it’s  really going down.  Soon. Today. Now.    Summertime fun. Around here it is a sad day. It’s back to school day. Back to school and It’s THIRD GRADE! day (I cannot believe it. It feels like yesterday she ambled off to the Garten of the Kinder!). This summer rocked and yet since big people types don’t get summers off it also went too quickly. It FELT like not enough…
  • The blog commenting dilemma: to close or not to close?

    Carla
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:19 am
    If you’re a blogger or a business owner who uses blogging as part of your marketing strategy, you may know that comments are a big par of what keeps the conversation going for your brand… …Or is it? There has been a trend lately in the blogosphere about closing comments. There are various reasons for this and it’s probably a good idea to discuss blog commenting in general: Does it still build community? Does it matter anymore? It’s hard to just sum up an answer to this question to a yes or no. The truth is – it depends. I know it’s a very vague response that no one…
  • I am anxious.

    Carla
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:06 am
    Lately, to most anyone who will listen, I’ve yammered about how anxious I feel. “I know why,” I share to people who’ve most often already stopped listening. “It’s because I’m living in the future.  I have lots looming ahead and I’m continually trying to figure out how it will unfold while simultaneously trying to be PRESENT.” I’m super-anxious and this is NOT a state I have familiarity with. I don’t find calm in chaos.  I find calm in….calm. I don’t find relief in constant motion.  I find relief in staying still.
  • Speed round time: SLEEP or SWEAT?

    Carla
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    My FAVE tank-top post shvitz‘ing OK, People. It’s a hectic time of year for most of us. Even if you don’t have a child starting THIRD GRADE next week (!) summer is wrapping up in the Northern Hemisphere which means life can just feel jam packed and rushed. Around here the hectic manifests itself in choices. swimming or hiking? playground time or trampoline jumpage? kickball game or badminton tournament? beach hangout or backyard BBQ? Even though life is crazy in a good way—it’s crazy. As The Tornado & I squeeze every last bit of fun out of our summer—it…
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Twice the Fun at the Pikes Peak Double

    Scott Dunlap
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    This last weekend, I had the great pleasure of joining 2,200+ mountain runners for some high altitude fun at the 59th annual Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon in Manitou Springs, CO. This year I signed up for the "double" - the 13.3 mile Ascent on Saturday, and the full Marathon on Sunday - which would provide two trips to 14,000'+ elevation, and some time in between to show the family some of the sites. I had some challenges along the way, but nothing that the awesome volunteers and great weather couldn't overcome. Now I'm officially a Doubler!I ran the Pikes Peak Marathon (PPM) last year for the…
  • 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…
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    Marijke: nurse turned writer

  • Why did the Robin Williams news hit so many so hard?

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

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:28 am
    On August 1, I posted a review of Heather Boerner's book Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science's Surprising Victory Over HIV.  As a writer, I'm often curious as to why other writers choose their topics and why they choose to focus on certain ones. So, as a follow-up to my review, here are some questions I asked Boerner:Why did you write the book?I wrote Positively Negative because I was blown away by how far the science had advanced and how few people outside the HIV community were aware of it. When I first talked to the Hartmanns in my book, the couple who had unprotected…
  • 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,…
 
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Schistosomiasis (bilharzia) - 2014 Lancet review

    7 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Human schistosomiasis—or bilharzia—is a parasitic disease caused by trematode flukes of the genus Schistosoma. 230 million people worldwide are infected with Schistosoma spp. Schistosomiasis: Ending the Anguish of a Silent Disease - The Carter Center video.Adult schistosome worms colonise human blood vessels for years, successfully evading the immune system while excreting hundreds to thousands of eggs daily. The eggs must either leave the body in excreta or become trapped in nearby tissues. Trapped eggs induce an immune-mediated granulomatous response that causes:Systemic effects-…
  • 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.
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    HealthNewsReview.org

  • Questions about the ice bucket challenge

    Gary Schwitzer
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:49 pm
    From Cincinnati Enquirer story A story in the Cincinnati Enquirer, “Ice bucket challenge? Here’s where  your money goes,” is worth a look. It doesn’t make any statement about what’s right or wrong or good or bad about the campaign.  It simply states facts, based on what the reporter found on Guidestar.org.  Excerpts: “The (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – ALS) association pays its management $1.7 million in annual salaries, including $319,000 in total compensation for its president. The association keeps $6.7 million in investments. The association…
  • Robotic surgery company objects to tough journalism; objections & responses posted

    Gary Schwitzer
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    Men’s Health magazine deserves credit not only for its tough story, “What’s Wrong with Robotic Surgery?” by an excellent journalist, Laura Beil, earlier this year.  But when Intuitive Surgical, manufacturer of the DaVinci robotic surgical system, objected to the piece, Men’s Health posted a point-by-point response to the objections. A double dose of good journalism, ending with this polite, accurate summary from the magazine editor: In sum, I believe that this story was accurate, fair and a service to our readers. In fact, robotic surgery represents an advance…
  • Dr. Peter Bach on “Avoiding the Breast Cancer ‘Warrior’ Trap”

    Gary Schwitzer
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    I clearly remember struggling with if/what I should write about Amy Robach of ABC News and her on-air and online statements about her own breast cancer diagnosis and treatment – and what it might mean for other women. I finally decided, and published “There’s another side to the Amy Robach breast cancer story,” becoming one of the first writers to raise questions about Ms. Robach’s public statements.  That was in November, 2013. Just two weeks ago – 9 months later – Dr. Peter Bach of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center wrote “Avoiding the…
  • Predatory journal: “good way to make an income & defraud scientific community”

    Gary Schwitzer
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    Applause for Tom Spears of The Ottawa Citizen for his piece, “Respected medical journal turns to dark side.” He begins: “A respected Canadian medical journal that was sold to offshore owners last year is now printing scientific junk for hire, but still trading on its original good name. Experimental & Clinical Cardiology was published in Oakville, Ont., for 17 years and had a solid reputation for printing original medical research. It was sold in 2013, and its new owners say they are in Switzerland, but do their banking in Turks and Caicos. And for $1,200 U.S.
  • Here’s how the new FDA-approved colon cancer test could have been covered

    Gary Schwitzer
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    Los Angeles Times business/consumer columnist David Lazarus writes, “A good alternative to having a colonoscopy?  Maybe not.” Excerpt: A Wisconsin company called Exact Sciences has launched a marketing campaign for its new product, Cologuard, which it hails as “the breakthrough test for colon cancer screening that’s as easy as going to the bathroom.” Although stool tests have been around for a while, Cologuard is the first to use a person’s DNA, rather than blood, to spot tumors. It was approved this month by the Food and Drug Administration. Here’s…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Authenticity Instead of Perfection

    Lauren Hale
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Authenticity is defined as real, not false or imitation. Original. Genuine. This is what we should strive for as women, as mothers, as people. To be that which we are deep down instead of cookie cutter copies of those around us. It’s only when we dare to step out of our comfort zone that we […] The post Authenticity Instead of Perfection appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsYes to yoga pants and ice cream! by Becky SchroederIt is absolutely okay to say screw it and be how you feel in ... by Lauren HaleHoly moly,…
  • You Can’t Tell A Mom Has Postpartum Depression By Looking

    Katherine Stone
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    You can’t tell when a mother has postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD or PTSD just by looking at her. People assume it should be fairly obvious, except it isn’t. We can get pretty good at hiding how we are feeling and what we are thinking. So to all the people who say, “But you look great!” and […] The post You Can’t Tell A Mom Has Postpartum Depression By Looking appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsHugs, Sara! I'm so glad you're seeking help–you will get ... by AshleySuch a powerful and…
  • When You Are Thinking About Suicide

    Katherine Stone
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Suicide is a terrible thing. The loss of actor and comedian Robin Williams is a somber reminder to all of us that depression is a horrible disease and it can drag anyone down. That is why we try to be ever so vigilant here at Postpartum Progress in encouraging you nonstop to take care of yourself and […] The post When You Are Thinking About Suicide appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you so much for writing this. I'm mom to a 2 year old and ... by Abigail FeldmanI was surprised to find your website, and really…
  • Navigating Your Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorder

    Jennifer Marshall
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    As a mom with bipolar disorder who blogs openly about my experiences surviving a postpartum mood disorder, people often ask my opinion on ways to deal with and manage their diagnosis. I am not a medical professional, so I hesitate to even answer these emails. But my heart tells me I need to address their […] The post Navigating Your Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorder appeared first on Postpartum Progress.        Related StoriesToward A Better Understanding of Postpartum DepressionA Whole Lotta Warrior Moms Say Thank You, Katherine, for 10 AMAZING…
  • It’s Harmful to Pretend to be Supermom

    Jennifer Marshall
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    I remember all the feelings from when I had my first baby almost six years ago. Joy, utter disbelief at how we created something so freaking amazing, relief, exuberance, nervousness, exhaustion. But none was more harmful than the feeling of being invincible. This feeling of invincibility is actually a symptom of postpartum psychosis, but I […] The post It’s Harmful to Pretend to be Supermom appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent Comments[…] The hidden danger of trying to be a supermom. […] by Our favorite links of the week -…
 
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    Medgadget

  • Non-Invasive Brain Acoustic Drug Delivery

    Joshua Chen
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Dr. Elisa Konofagou, professor of biomedical engineering and radiology at Columbia University, has shown for the first time that the size of molecules crossing the blood brain barrier (BBB) can be manipulated through acoustic pressure generated by an ultrasound beam. Delivering drugs to the brain is exceptionally difficult as most small molecules and all large molecules cannot cross. Konofagou combined microbubbles, bubbles with lipid or protein shells that are filled with gas, and adjustments of acoustic pressure to test the delivery of various sized sugar molecules (Dextran) to the…
  • World’s First 3D Printed Vertebral Implantations

    Joshua Chen
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    Advancements in 3D printing has allowed for progress to be made in the field of biomedical engineering. In the world, there have been hip and knee replacements made with 3D printing; however, this is the first time that an artificial vertebral body has been 3D printed to be used in humans. The main advantages in 3D printing are the preciseness and flexibility in creating extremely complex shapes and features. This allows each implantation to be personalized towards each patient. Doctors at Peking University Third Hospital (China) recently announced the results of their clinical trials with…
  • IP Gloves Help Prevent Spread of Infection Thanks to Clever Trick (VIDEO)

    Editors
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Medical gloves are a great way to help prevent the spread of infection from person to person within clinical environments, but traditional gloves are are difficult to take off without contaminating the wrists in the process. A new product called IP Gloves aims to resolve this issue with a clever design trick that makes disposing of used gloves more tidy and sanitary. Normal gloves are often removed by pulling on their back, where the hand is inserted. This can cause the fingertips of the other glove to touch the wrist, leading to contamination from the very gloves meant to prevent it. The IP…
  • Withings Aura Sleep Assist System Now Available for Purchase

    Editors
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Having unveiled its Aura sleep system at CES in January of this year, Withings is now making the innovative product available for purchase. The Aura includes a sensor that’s placed under the mattress capable of continuously monitoring the person’s heart rate, breathing, and movement while sleeping. Additionally, the system keeps track of ambient noise, light, and temperature in the bedroom. All this information is recorded and can be reviewed in the morning to find out what may be causing poor sleep in the middle of the night. Moreover, the Aura helps the person get to bed…
  • Desorption Electrospray Ionization for Brain Tumor Identification

    Joshua Chen
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    NBIB-funded researchers have developed a new and more efficient method for screening brain tumors. The method uses a technique called Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (DESI MS) to screen for 2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG), a metabolite which is formed from a mutation in the brain tumor inducing gene IDH. The previous method that was developed 150 years ago required pathologists to take brain tissue samples and then use freezing and staining techniques to differentiate healthy tissue from malignant tumors. However, this process takes around 20 minutes to complete, which is a…
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    KevinMD.com

  • Top stories in health and medicine, August 27, 2014

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/medpage-today" rel="tag">MedPage Today</a>
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    From MedPage Today: ‘Sleep Drunkenness’ Common, But Rarely Unexplained. So-called confusional arousals — awakenings without coming fully aware — were reported in the past year by some 15% of respondents in a population-based survey, with nearly all such episodes associated with mental disorders or drugs known to affect sleep. The Siren Call of E-Cigarettes. Many of the e-cigarette recommendations made by the American Heart Association involve initiatives aimed at preventing youth access to the product. Controversy Aside, New Lipid Guidelines Prove Superior. The…
  • My new practice saves lives

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/rob-lamberts" rel="tag">Rob Lamberts, MD</a>
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Oh yeah.  Hot dang.  All right.  Groovy. Boom goes the dynamite. I had a very great day yesterday. I saw three patients who had recent diagnoses of cancer.  Yeah, those two statements seem to contradict.  They don’t.  Each person I saw gave me a clear view of how the practice I’ve been building over the past 18 months is making a difference.  A big, big difference. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • The consequences of prohibiting physicians’ free speech

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/michael-kirsch" rel="tag">Michael Kirsch, MD</a>
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I’m all for free speech and I’m very hostile to censorship.  The response to ugly speech is not censorship, but is rebuttal speech.   Of course, there’s a lot of speech out there that should never be uttered.  Indecent and rude speech is constitutionally protected, but is usually a poor choice.    We have the right to make speech that is wrong. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Sleep apnea in children: A primer from a pediatric intensivist

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/christopher-johnson" rel="tag">Christopher Johnson, MD</a>
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Earlier this year a child died following a surgical procedure in California for a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. The case generated a great deal of concern among parents about both this condition and the surgery often done to treat it. I wrote a post myself about it at the time. I still get questions about it because I care for quite a few children immediately after they have had surgery for it : What is it? How do we diagnose it? How do we treat it? Is surgery always necessary? Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online…
  • A life lesson in cost-awareness of medical care

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/christi-lucus" rel="tag">Christi Lucus, RN</a>
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    It was July 2012 and I was pregnant with my third child. As an experienced mother and labor and delivery nurse, I felt very comfortable at 29-weeks gestation and anticipated the usual course of pregnancy. However, at 30 weeks, I started battling with preterm labor issues. This eventually led to the early delivery of my son, a four week and stay in the NICU, and a life lesson in cost-awareness of medical care. 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

  • Meet these 25+ Summit Speakers at the forefront of Brain, Health and Innovation

    SharpBrains
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    We are proud to share the world-class and expanding roster of experts and innovators who will speak at the upcoming 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th, 2014). Please check out their spectacular bios, the preliminary agenda, and consider joining us! As of today, we are counting on: Dr. Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of the Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Francisco Aki Niko­laidis, NSF Fel­low at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Cham­paign Urbana Alex Doman, Co-founder of Sleep Genius Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO of SharpBrains…
  • Increased awareness and use of cognitive assessments seen as dementia-related priorities by RAND policy brief

    SharpBrains
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Improving Dementia Long-Term Care: A Policy Blueprint (RAND Corporation’s report): “In 2010, 15 percent of Americans older than age 70 had dementia, and the number of new dementia cases among those 65 and older is expected to double by the year 2050. As the baby boomer generation ages, many older adults will require dementia-related long-term services and supports (LTSS)… RAND identified 25 high-impact policy options covering five broad objectives to improve dementia long-term services and supports (LTSS) delivery system, workforce, and financing… Objective 1: Increase public…
  • Brain teaser to exercise your mental rotation cognitive abilities

    Dr. Pascale Michelon
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Mental self-rotation is the cognitive ability to imagine yourself in different locations in space, and to imagine your body moving in space. We need it for everyday activities such as finding a place or reading a map. The ability involved is technically called egocentric spatial transformations (yes, that is the scientific expression) or mental self rotation, and the brain areas primarily involved are the parietal lobes. Here’s an example. — Figures above:The map is upside down (A). The red dot represents your car’s position. Your goal is to go to Walgreens (W). You can either…
  • Gaiam and Reebok entering mental fitness market via InteraXon Muse partnerships

    SharpBrains
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    InteraXon Teams Up with Reebok & Gaiam To Bring Brain Fitness to the Masses (mobilesyrup): “Many of us lead lives so hectic we hardly have time to hit the treadmill never mind take a deep breath and relax. However, the booming yoga industry (worth $27 billion dollars at last count) proves that mindfulness and meditation are an important part of a comprehensive fitness regime. In an effort to bring a balanced, head-to-toe workout to the masses, the team behind brain-sensing headband Muse has teamed up with fitness giants Gaiam and Reebok. Leading yoga and fitness retailer Gaiam is…
  • Study: Use of methylphenidate-based ADHD medication increases the risk of heart problems

    SharpBrains
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    ADHD medication enhances the risk of heart problems in children (Science Nordic): “The risk of developing heart problems is twice as big for children taking medicine for Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) when compared to children not receiving the medicine…The study builds on data from 714,000 children born in 1990–1999…The study covered nearly all types of ADHD medicine. Methylphenidate-based medications account for 98 per cent of treatments. This group of medication is sold under the brands Concerta, Methylin, Ritalin, Equasym XL, Motiron and Medikinet… To make sure…
 
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    The Health Care Blog

  • Zen and the Quest For Quality

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    By RICHARD GUNDERMAN, MD Celebrating its 40 anniversary this year, Robert M. Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance bears several distinctions.  It is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the eventual bestseller that was rejected by more publishers than any other, 121.  It went on to sell more than 5 […]
  • Share Your Primary Care Innovations

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    By THE AMERICAN RESIDENT PROJECT Where: Harvard Medical School When: September 16th, 2014 What: Primary Care Innovations Pitch Off By 2015 the U.S. will need an additional 52,000 physicians to meet the country’s needs. Primary care providers are in particularly high demand for the valuable role they play in managing chronic conditions, providing preventive care […]
  • The Data Response Curve (In Honor of the Dose Response Curve)

    24 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    By JORDAN SHLAIN, MD All medical students learn about the dose response curve in pharmacology lectures. The dose-response curve informs us of how we should dose a medication in the context of its efficacy and its toxicity. Too little medicine won’t have the desired effect, and too much medicine can be toxic. In the era […]
  • What PHR Should I Use? It’s Complicated.

    24 Aug 2014 | 3:14 pm
    By LESLIE KERNISAN, MD A friend called me the other day: he is moving his 93 year old father from New England to the Bay Area. This is, of course, a relatively common scenario: aging adult moves — or is moved by family — to a new place to live. Seamless transition to new medical […]
  • An Open Letter on Open Healthcare Data

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    By KEITH FIGLIOI This week a host of organizations responded to a Senate Finance Committee request for feedback on how to better use healthcare data. The inquiry is timely, given the widespread frustration providers have with health information technology (HIT), and electronic health records (EHR) systems in particular. This frustration stems from many HIT/EHR systems […]
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  • The CDC “whistleblower” manufactroversy: Twitter parties and another “bombshell” e-mail

    Orac
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Remember yesterday how, I referenced the ever-awesome bit about the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and how after pulling the pin you must count to three, no more, no less, before lobbing the grenade at thine enemies? The implication was, of course, that I was on my third…
  • Hey, where is everybody? The “CDC whistleblower” manufactroversy continues apace

    Orac
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Here it is, Tuesday already, and the antivaccine underground is still on full mental jacket alert over the biggest story the antivaccine movement has seen in a while. Fortunately, it’s a story that’s been largely ignored by the mainstream media, which tells me that maybe, just maybe, the mainstream media has figured out that it…
  • The central conspiracy theory of the antivaccine movement

    Orac
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Occasionally, there are issues that come to my attention that need more than just one blog post to cover. One such issue popped up last week, and it’s one that’s kept you all very engaged, with the comment count on the original post rapidly approaching 200. I’m referring, of course, to the alleged CDC “whistleblower”…
  • Brian Hooker proves Andrew Wakefield wrong about vaccines and autism

    Orac
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Here we go again. If there’s anything that ignites the fevered brains (such as they are) of antivaccine activists, it’s a good seeming conspiracy. Indeed, as we’ve seen before, if they can’t find a legitimate one, they’ll either exaggerate one or make one up out of whole cloth. This week, an “alleged” conspiracy has been…
  • Clinical trials of magic

    Orac
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’ll partially apologize here. The reason is that I said I’d be back to business dishing out the Insolence as usual, be it in the form of my usual 2,000 word gems, or slightly shorter, or a lot longer. However, fate intervened. First, there were new developments in the Frank Arguello threat machine. Go back…
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    World of Psychology

  • Blue in the Face: When the Other Person Just Doesn’t ‘Get It’

    Linda Sapadin, Ph.D
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Have you felt frustrated because someone close to you just doesn’t “get it,” even though you’ve explained your point over and over? During those times, do you feel yourself getting enraged or shaking your head in disgust? We’re often under the illusion that if only the other person understood “the facts” (as we see them), he’d embrace our position. When he doesn’t, we’re perplexed and frustrated.  In those moments, it’s hard to imagine that the other person has his own version of “the facts.” That what we strongly adhere to may differ from…
  • When Happiness Isn’t a Choice

    Therese J. Borchard
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    American poet T. S. Eliot wrote: I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. I thought about that quote this weekend. A woman posted a comment about hope in the depression support group, Group Beyond Blue, in which I participate. She said that her therapist told her that hope is more of a…
  • Suicide Is Not the Answer to Your Situation

    Stan Popovich
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    You are at the end of your rope and you can’t take it any much longer. You are in pain and you are suffering and you feel there is no hope. The first thing that you need to do is to seek the services of a professional counselor. As a published author of a managing fear book and as a Layman, here are five reasons why suicide is not an option to your problems. 1. Things Change Over Time Regardless of your situation, things do not stay the same. You may feel very bad today, but it won’t last forever. Remember this fact: Regardless of your current situation, everything changes over time. This…
  • Best of Our Blogs: August 26, 2014

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    “Most people are manipulated by the approval of others, the paycheck that supports them, and the lifestyle that has handcuffed them to the brass ring of perceived success. On this path we eventually live like slaves to a man-made system. We chase the goals of others instead of pursuing our own dreams. We anesthetize our despair with the next purchase, pill, or plunder.” – T. D. Jakes from Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive What do you want more than anything? I could guess that the thing you truly desire has little to do with material things. If you dig in…
  • Grieving the Loss of Time

    Elisabeth Corey
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Sometimes starting a new life can bring up grief and regret for the old life. While I am happy to have new experiences without the pain and anxiety of the past, it makes me wish there had been more of it. Time is such a tricky aspect of the human experience. We can’t control it. We can’t make more of it. We can’t get back what we think we have wasted. As the song says, it is like an hourglass glued to the table. And while we can figure out how to control so many aspects of our lives (which is not always a good thing), we can’t control time. It will keep on going, with or without us.
 
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • Earthquake Warning Systems Exist. But California Won't Pay for One.

    Alex Park
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    As Bay Area residents clean their streets and homes after the biggest earthquake to hit California in 25 years rocked Napa Valley this weekend, scientists are pushing lawmakers to fund a statewide system that could warn citizens about earthquakes seconds before they hit. California already has a system, called ShakeAlert, that uses a network of sensors around the state to detect earthquakes just before they happen. The system—a collaboration between the University of California-Berkeley, Caltech, the US Geological Survey (USGS), and various state offices—detects a nondestructive…
  • 5 Ways Climate Change Is Ruining Your Breakfast

    Rebecca Cohen
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Welcome to the worst breakfast-related crisis since Lord of the Rings: There might be an impending Nutella shortage. And there's a good chance the culprit is climate change. The price of hazelnuts, a main ingredient in the delicious chocolate spread, is up 60 percent after unseasonable ice storms devastated hazel tree farms in Turkey's Black Sea coastal region this year. And colder winters and heavier precipitation are exactly what the EU's Centre for Climate Adaptation says the Black Sea coast should expect as climate change advances. Though Nutella's manufacturer hasn't raised its prices…
  • Drought Weighing You Down? Nope, It's Lifting You Up

    Julia Lurie
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here's a odd piece of news: According to a study published Thursday in Science, the water loss due to this year's drought has caused the entire western side of the United States to literally rise. After examining data from nearly 800 GPS stations across the country, researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography found that the area west of New Mexico has risen by an average of four millimeters this year. In the Sierra Nevadas and along California's coast—two areas that have received far less precipitation this year than normal—the land rose 15 millimeters. Adrian Borsa, a…
  • Should Pregnant Women Eat Zero Tuna?

    Jenna McLaughlin
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Food-safety experts at Consumer Reports crunched the numbers on mercury levels in seafood—and they have a new recommendation for pregnant women: Don't eat tuna at all. The FDA recommends that pregnant and nursing women consume between 8 and 12 ounces of fish per week to provide proper nutrition for a baby's brain development and overall health. But some fish are very high in mercury, a neurotoxin that can lead to serious cognitive problems and birth defects in children and babies. And the mercury levels in oceans are rising—humans have tripled the mercury content in oceans since…
  • How Much It Costs to Raise a Kid, in 4 Charts

    Katie Rose Quandt
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    A middle-income family with a child born in 2013 can expect to spend about a quarter of a million dollars in child-rearing expenses over the next 18 years, according to a new report from the USDA. Costs such as housing, food, transportation, clothing, health care, child care, and education will amount to an expected $304,340 ($245,340 in 2013 dollars) for middle-income families, a 1.8 percent increase from last year's report. For each income bracket, costs will increase as the child ages: Although households with incomes in the lowest third will spend less than half as much on child-related…
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • Mobile App Usage Surges. Will Pharma Ads Follow?

    PharmaGuy
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    According to the 2014 U.S. Mobile App Report by Comscore, U.S. digital consumers now spend more time using mobile apps than they do  on desktop computers (see chart below)."Total U.S. digital media time spent has jumped 24 percent in the past year, driven by a surge in mobile app usage, which increased 52 percent," noted the report."While mobile usage has been growing fast, it has not come at the expense of desktop computer usage, which still managed to grow by 1 percent. Apps drive the vast majority of media consumption activity on mobile devices, accounting for approximately…
  • FDA's "Off-Label Risk Reduction" Approach to Reprint Distribution is "Misguided," Says Sidney Wolfe

    PharmaGuy
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    In June, the FDA issued a THIRD draft guidance document regarding reprint distribution by pharmaceutic companies. This new guidance describes FDA’s recommendations for distributing reprints that convey "new risk information" for approved drugs (read "FDA Issues More Guidance Regarding Distribution of Reprints. Is It 'Fair and Balanced?'").The draft guidance states: "FDA does not intend to object to the distribution of new risk information that rebuts, mitigates, or refines risk information in the approved labeling, and is distributed by a firm in the form of…
  • FDA Targets Companies for Facebook 'Likes.' Is Twitter 'Favorites' Next?

    PharmaGuy
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    FDA Targets Companies for Facebook 'Likes.' Is Twitter 'Favorites' Next?
  • Why I Will Be Attending Digital Pharma East

    PharmaGuy
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Rich Meyer initiated quite a controversy on his World of DTC Marketing blog when he posted a "guest" article by an anonymous "Senior Director for a top pharmaceutical company" who explained why he won't be attending ExL Pharma's Digital Pharma East conference this fall.Like my friend and fellow conference-goer Zoe Dunn, I have "such a pet peeve with people hiding behind an anonymous post without owning it." It's too bad that some pharma people feel the need to hide their identities when expressing their personal opinions.Meyer says there are…
  • #mHealthEthics: A Call for Pharma to Develop Mobile Health "Guiding Principles"

    PharmaGuy
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    According to a "Client Alert" from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, FDA’s new draft guidance that would exempt from premarket 510(k) review many low-risk medical devices may "smooth the path to market for many medical mobile apps that the FDA’s 2013 guidance suggested would be subject to premarket approval requirements." By "certain devices," the authors mean those that can convert a cell phone into a medical device, such as a thermometer or a stethoscope. Before the 2013 guidance was released, Bradley Merrill Thompson, General Counsel for the mHealth…
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • Is it all right to inform patients about unclear evidence?

    Paul Levy
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    What happens when patients are informed about the evidence, especially when the evidence is not totally conclusive?Golly, perhaps it seems silly to ask, but let's give credit to Matthew Maurice and Robert Abouassaly for doing so in a rigorous way.  A current article in Urology 84 (2), 2014, is entitled "Patient Opinions on Prostate Screening are Swayed by the United States Preventative Task Force Recommendations."The answer, simply, is that patients think about the evidence and draw their own conclusions.  Perhaps just like doctors do.  My take:  Working in partnership and…
  • Hey, there's an election coming!

    Paul Levy
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    With two weeks to go to the primaries, how could it be that all major media outlets in Massachusetts have failed to asked the Attorney General candidates their opinions on the efficacy and enforceability of the proposed AG-Partners Healthcare System deal? After all, one of them will have to live with it if it is approved by the Court. This is the major antitrust and health care issue facing the Commonwealth. Let's get them on record before we vote. Should AG Martha Coakley withdraw the agreement and let her successor decide on the right path to take? What do you think?Addendum at…
  • Fueled by patient demand? No way.

    Paul Levy
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:11 pm
    I frankly expected better from HealthLeaders Media, which usually has well researched and thoughtful stories.  This one, though, reads like a press release from the investment bankers and law firms that make a bundle from proton beam projects.Here's the most troubling statement:As more American patients have become aware of the less invasive technology, they are emerging as a key driver of proton beam center growth in the United States, Caron says.Who's Mr. Caron? A partner at Chicago-based law firm McDermott, Will and Emery, who has worked on proton beam therapy center projects for more…
  • A very productive hospitalist

    Paul Levy
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Brad Flansbaum writes the story of a very productive hospitalist.The physician profiled has 3000 discharges.  Justcounting Medicare patients.Most hospitalists I know run a daily census of 8 to 15 patients.  If this fellow is working at a very high level of 25 (and recall, that would imply no commercial or Medicaid patients) with an average length of stay of five days, that would imply 5 discharges per day.At that rate, if you worked 365 days per year, you still would not reach even 2000 discharges.  So the 3000 number doesn't add up.Brad tried his best to get an answer:In…
  • Depressing thoughts

    Paul Levy
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:16 pm
    The US and Canada differ on many aspects of health care delivery, but one area in which they have a common approach is inadequate care for mental health.  I was reminded of this when I met with a colleague who works at the British Columbia Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association.  She related several stories about slow and inappropriate treatment of patients--both in crisis and in chronic states--in the provincial health system.Meanwhile, Modern Healthcare reported that south of the border a court ruled that, "hospitals in Washington state will be prohibited from boarding…
 
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • So You Want to Be a Birth Doula?

    Guest Contributor
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    by Christine Morton, Ph.D, and Elayne Clift, M.A. Many women describe their reaction to learning about the role of birth (or labor) doulas – to provide physical, emotional and informational support to women before and during childbirth – as the ideal job they didn’t know existed. Some seek out doula training out of an ideological commitment shaped by their own birthing experiences (either wonderful or terrible). Since there is no licensing agency for doulas, there are no formal requirements for calling oneself a doula. However, many doulas choose to get certified by…
  • Which Approach to Breast Cancer is Right for You?

    Rachel Walden
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    In medicine, the care that’s available — even when it seems like it should help — doesn’t always turn out to have any real benefit. From early-and-often mammograms to DES for preventing miscarriages, the history of women’s health is full of interventions for preventing or detecting disease that sometimes didn’t help, and sometimes led to real harm. Peggy Orenstein, author, most recently, of “Cinderella Ate My Daughter,” recently brought attention to another intervention that may not do many women any good — contralateral prophylactic…
  • Bringing Transparency to Cross-Border Surrogacy

    Guest Contributor
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    by Elayne Clift Following multiple miscarriages, a U.S. couple considers in vitro fertilization (IVF), adoption and surrogacy options. They finally decide to employ a surrogate to bear their baby in India. They meet with the agency and the selected surrogate before signing the contract and come away believing the agency’s “gestational mothers” are well cared for and decently compensated. But how transparent is the practice of cross-border surrogacy? Thanks to a recent MacArthur Foundation grant to the Center for Genetics and Society (CGS) and Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS), the information…
  • 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…
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  • More Foods To Get Rid Of Weight

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    The fat loss strategies of the Largest Losers are increasingly being uncovered by two of the show’s most notable contestants and you also get to benefit. This short article revisits the unbelievable history of The Weight Reduction Bill Twins and Jim Jim Germanakos and gives the tips for their success. Tomatoes also have a greater degree than once they are refreshing of antioxidants if they are processed,. The downside involves food processing firms who incorporate unhealthy Weight Loss Supplement and needless things such as salt, sugar. You will be thinner! Greens, fruits, almonds,…
 
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    Health and Wellness News

  • Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With DiabetesTHURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Not only is eating better and exercising healthy for people with diabetes, it can save them hundreds of health-care dollars a year, a new study finds. The study, led by Mark Espeland, a professor of public health sciences at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., included more than 5,100 overweight and obese type 2 diabetes patients. Participants ranged in age from 45 to 76, and were randomly assigned to either an intensive "lifestyle change program"…
  • Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study FindsTHURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) - The number of U.S. teens using sunscreen dropped nearly 12 percent in the last decade, a new report shows. During that same time period, the number of teens using indoor tanning beds barely decreased. Both indoor tanning and failure to use sunscreen increase the risk of skin cancers, including deadly melanomas, the researchers noted. "Unfortunately, we found a decrease in the overall percentage of teens who reported wearing sunscreen, from 67.7 percent in 2001 to 56.1 percent in 2011," said…
  • Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe(HealthDay News) - Inexperienced teen drivers, facing a host of potential distractions, are more likely than older people to be involved in an accident. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these suggestions to help keep your teen safer: - Talk to him or her regularly about safe driving. Supervise your teen's driving for longer than the law requires. Establish clear rules of the road. Create a written agreement between you and your teen to follow these rules. Copyright © 2014 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
  • U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic PainkillersTHURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is going ahead with tough new controls on painkillers containing hydrocodone, which has been tied to a surge in dangerous addictions across the United States. The new restrictions would cover prescription narcotic drugs such as Vicodin, Lortab and their generic equivalents, putting them in the same regulatory class as painkillers such as Oxycontin, Percocet and codeine. Patients will now only have access to a three-month supply of the…
  • Health Highlights: Aug. 21, 2014

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Health Highlights: Aug. 21, 2014Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: - Corona Beer Recalled - Certain packages of Corona Extra beer are being recalled because the bottles may contain small pieces of glass, says Constellation Brands, the owner of Corona. The company is recalling 12-ounce clear glass bottles in select six-pack, 12-pack and 18-pack packages. The production codes for the recalled packages are on the Corona website, -CBS News- reported. The problem stems from a production error at a plant to supplies…
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  • Sorting cells with sound waves

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Researchers have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel. Their device, about the size of a dime, could be used to detect the extremely rare tumor cells that circulate in cancer patients' blood, helping doctors predict whether a tumor is going to spread.
  • What can 14th century Venice teach us about Ebola, other emerging threats?

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    The way in which the Italian city of Venice dealt with the outbreak of the plague in the 14th century holds lessons on how to even mitigate the consequences of today's emerging threats, like climate change, terrorism, and highly infectious or drug-resistant diseases, says one researcher.
  • Glucose meter of a different color provides continuous monitoring

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring. The researchers developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate, and the wavelength shift is so precise that doctors and patients may be able to use it for automatic insulin dosing -- something not possible using current point measurements like test strips.
  • Challenges ahead in improving child health by increasing access to sanitation in India

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    A study on large-scale rural sanitation programs in India highlights challenges in achieving sufficient access to latrines and reduction in open defecation to yield significant health benefits for young children.
  • Expanding age of eligibility for measles vaccination could increase childhood survival in Africa

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    Expanding the age of eligibility for measles vaccination from 12 to 15 months could have potentially large effects on coverage in Africa, according to a new report. If combined with improvements to the vaccination process itself, such a change could help the country inch closer to the national coverage levels required for measles eradication.
 
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    Environmental Health News

  • Mideast water wars: In Iraq, a battle for control of water.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    There is a water war going on in the Middle East this summer. Behind the headline stories of brutal slaughter as Sunni militants carve out a religious state covering Iraq and Syria, there lies a battle for the water supplies that sustain these desert nations.
  • Climate hope in China coal turnaround: Ross Garnaut.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The international goal of halting global warming at 2 degrees is now within reach because China has slowed the growth of its coal use, despite continuing to economically develop, climate policy expert Ross Garnaut says.
  • Man-made earthquakes are proliferating, but we won’t admit fault.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    From 1978 until 2008, Oklahoma averaged only two earthquakes over magnitude 3.0 per year; midway through 2014, the state has already registered 230 quakes of that strength, easily surpassing California as the most earthquake-prone state in the country.
  • Borders solar farm proposal unveiled.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Plans have been unveiled for a 40,000-panel solar farm on land a few miles from Coldingham in the Scottish Borders. BHA Enterprises wants to build the development on land at Huxton Bogbank.
  • Prehistoric proof of climate's see-saw sensitivity.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Computer simulations reaching back deep into the last Ice Age put a historic perspective on how even small variations in the climate system can lead to dramatic temperature change.
 
 
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    Yahoo Health

  • What to Expect After Suffering a Stroke (From Someone Who's Been There)

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Amir Khan Two years ago, Sebastian Baker came home from his job as a Merrill Lynch business adviser feeling sick. I dragged myself from the bathroom through the kitchen and out of my condo, and that’s where my cousin found me." The then 47-year-old​​ Jacksonville, Florida resident ​was rushed to the hospital, where he was diagnosed as having had a stroke.
  • You May Suffer From Sleep Drunkenness

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Photo: David Zach/ By Melissa Dahl / Follow @melissadahl Your alarm goes off on your phone, and instead of turning it off or hitting snooze, you pick it up and stupidly say, “Hello?” You are, to use the technical term, in the throes of sleep drunkenness, those first few confused minutes we sometimes experience after waking. Related: 7 ‘Natural’ Sleep Aids for Insomnia Most of their stories were benign, and actually pretty funny, said Stanford University School of Medicine psychiatrist Dr. Maurice M. Ohayon, who was the paper’s lead author.
  • Losing Her Limbs, But Regaining Her Life

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Photos Courtesy of Penny Fisher Six years ago, clothing designer and former model Penny Fisher was a busy mom of two on vacation with her family. Out of nowhere, she began to feel disoriented and ill. Within 24-hours she was on life support and her family was told to say their goodbyes. For reasons that are still unknown, Fisher had contracted Strep A, a rare bacteria that went into her bloodstream causing her to develop Toxic Shock Syndrome.
  • The Truth About the Food Additive MSG

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    For years, consumers in the United States have shunned the food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is used as a flavor enhancer in a wide variety of foods around the world. Most consumers know that it may turn up in Chinese food, but the additive may also be found in products including canned vegetables and processed meats. This week, the American Chemical Society (ACS) attempted to change minds with a video that claims to debunk the longstanding notion that MSG is unhealthy. “Few ingredients come with as much baggage as monosodium glutamate,” writes the ACS in a press…
  • 10 Foods to Eat So You Never Have to Diet

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    Garlic This herb does more than just give meals extra flavor and scent—it can also help keep your tummy flat through its naturally occurring chemical allicin, says registered dietitian andNutritious Life founder Keri Glassman. “Beans are unique in that they offer significant amounts of both fiber and protein in one package—one cup of black beans has a whopping 17 grams of fiber and 14 grams of protein. We’re learning that fiber and protein are invaluable for weight management because both are highly satiating, meaning they leave us feeling full for longer and prevent overeating later…
 
 
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    キャッシングするなら返済シミュレーションの利用はおすすめ

  • 低金利のカードローンがお得って本当?

    管理人
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    「うちの会社は他の会社よりも低金利でおすすめだよ!」というように、低金利というものはキャッシング会社の売り文句でもあります。 そもそも金利とは何かといいますと、利息の基準となるものになります。…
  • キャッシングするなら返済シミュレーションの利用はおすすめ

    管理人
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    キャッシングをするときに自分一人で計画を立てることはなかなかに難しいものです。 金利の仕組みもありますし、返済額をいくらにすればいつごろに完済するのか、それを利息を踏まえたうえ江計算していくことは困難なものです。 また消費者金融や銀行によっても返済方式が違います。 返済方式が違うということは毎月の最低返済額が変わってくることとなります。 返済額が変わることはありますが、元金に変更はありません。…
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    Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com

  • Promise for New Nerve Repair Technique

    10 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Promise for New Nerve Repair Technique
  • Video: Heart Surgery and Transfusions: Blood Conservation

    10 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Every two seconds in the United States, someone needs blood. One-fifth of the nation’s entire blood supply is used during heart surgery. Blood transfusions are not only costly, but they can pose risks for patients. Now, some hospitals in the U.S. are significantly reducing transfusion rates during heart surgery.
  • Link Between Maternal Age, Emergency Delivery

    10 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Aug. 8, 2014 — An increased risk of emergency operative delivery is linked with increasing maternal age, suggests a new study. The study used a sample of 169,583 low risk, first-time mothers in Norway, to examine ...
  • Device Uses Lasers for Deeper Melanoma Imaging

    7 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Aug. 6, 2014 — Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, causing more than 75 percent of skin-cancer deaths. The thicker the melanoma tumor, the more likely it will spread and the deadlier it becomes. Now, a...
  • Link Between Vitamin D, Dementia Risk Confirmed

    7 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Aug. 6, 2014 — Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in older people, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted. An ...
 
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    Renegade Health

  • Renegade Health Radio: Train To Maintain Your Brain

    Kevin Gianni
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    In this podcast: • Understand why so many people actually die shortly after retirement (and it has everything to do with your brain!). 4:44 • The differences between a “fixed mindset” and a “growth mindset”, and how each one radically affects your life. 5:44 • Why our society has over-fantasized talent, what it really is, and how it can inhibit your own growth. 8:05 • How being a “renaissance man/woman” can ultimately be healthier for you and your brain. You don’t have to be “the best” at everything to be great at many things! 11:00 • Learn how brain metabolism…
  • 7 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Fat—and What Fats are Healthy

    Colleen M. Story
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Recent studies have shown that low-fat isn’t always the best. But what fats should you have in your diet? Mainstream nutrition convinced us for decades that we needed to cut back on fat. Fat was the bad guy, they said, when it came to cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and a number of other modern ailments. Recent studies, though, have shown that the low-fat diet hasn’t done what we thought it would do. In one 2006 study, a low-fat dietary pattern did not reduce risk of colorectal cancer. Another study that same year showed that reduced total fat intake did not significantly…
  • Green Medicine: How the Rainforest Heals

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Mountain rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon along the upper Urubamba River. For urban dwellers, the forest has a sense of otherworldliness. And for many, the forest is frightening. For me, it is like home. Among the trees, vines, and plants there is an indescribable calm, a sense of harmony that pervades the forest. It feels as if all is as it should be in creation. Like a divine snapshot, there is a momentary perfection. All things are organically proportional and appropriate according to Nature’s design. One has a sense of being in the womb of the world’s mother, the biological incubator…
  • Your Outlook on Life Could Increase Your Risk of Dementia

    Colleen M. Story
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    New study shows: a cynical attitude can increase your risk of dementia. Do you tend to think the worst of people, expecting they’ll probably disappoint you? Have you been hurt in the past, to the point you’ve got your guard up? Do you need help, but are afraid to reach out to others because you figure they’re probably too selfish to bother? If any of these statements even slightly describes you, you may have a bit of a cynic in you. And that’s not good news. According to a recent study, cynical people are at a higher risk for dementia. What is Cynicism? Webster’s defines cynicism as…
  • The Annmarie Gianni Skin Care Gift Basket Giveaway

    Kevin Gianni
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    We have an exiting giveaway for you! As you may know, although Renegade Health was my first health-project, the Annmarie Gianni Skincare company that Annmarie and I started a few years ago is now my number one project. We believe in creating the purest, least toxic, most effective skin care products available anywhere. To thank you for your support over the years, we’re giving away ONE giant gift basket. To participate, simply leave a comment below, with a quick words on what you think of Annmarie Skin Care products, or if you’ve never tried them before, why you’d like to…
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    In the Pipeline

  • A New Look at Phenotypic Screening

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:56 am
    There have been several analyses that have suggested that phenotypic drug discovery was unusually effective in delivering "first in class" drugs. Now comes a reworking of that question, and these authors (Jörg Eder, Richard Sedrani, and Christian Wiesmann of Novartis) find plenty of room to question that conclusion. What they've done is to deliberately focus on the first-in-class drug approvals from 1999 to 2013, and take a detailed look at their origins. There have been 113 such drugs, and they find that 78 of them (45 small molecules and 33 biologics) come from target-based approaches, and…
  • Small Molecules - Really, Really Small

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    Mentioning such a small compound as pirfenidone prompts me to put up the graphic shown below: these are the smallest commonly used drugs that I can think of. (OK, there's cocaine as a nasal anaesthetic - no, really - but that's where I draw the line at "commonly used". Nominations for ones that I've missed are welcome, and I'll update the list as needed. Note: four more have been added since the initial post, with more to come. This sort of thing really makes a chemist think, though - some of these compounds are very good indeed at what they do, and have been wildly successful. We need to…
  • InterMune Bought

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    It has been a bizarre ride for InterMune, its employees, and its investors. But now it ends with Roche buying them for $8.3 billion dollars, a sum that would have brought incredulous stares a few years ago. The deal makes sense for Roche, and it will provide investors a rationale for years as they buy into small biopharma companies - trying to pick the next InterMune, you know.
  • Citable Garbage

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    Experimental and Clinical Cardiology used to be a reputable journal. Now it's a trash heap piled with crap. No, literally - the Ottawa Citizen newspaper has proof, thanks to reporter Tom Spears (who's an experienced hand at this). The journal was sold last year, and the new owners will publish absolutely anything you send them, as long as you send them $1200 to their bank account in the Turks and Caicos Islands. I wish I were making all that up, but that is exactly how it goes, offshore banking and all. Spears whipped together a gibberish cardiology paper by taking one about HIV and doing a…
  • The Palbociclib Saga: Or Why We Need a Lot of Drug Companies

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    Science has an article by journalist Ken Garber on palbociclib, the Pfizer CDK4 compound that came up here the other day when we were discussing their oncology portfolio. You can read up on the details of how the compound was put in the fridge for several years, only to finally emerge as one of the company's better prospects. The roots of the project go back to about 1995 at Parke-Davis: Because the many CDK family members are almost identical, “creating a truly selective CDK4 inhibitor was very difficult,” says former Parke-Davis biochemist Dave Fry, who co-chaired the project with…
 
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Can Diet Keep Circadian Clocks "Ticking" Well?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    Strong and healthy circadian function is vital to good sleep and to overall good health. Circadian rhythms have a significant influence over sleep, working in concert with the body’s internal sleep drive to regulate periods of both rest and alertness. Circadian dysfunction often results in problems with sleep. The body’s circadian rhythms also help govern a broad range of other biological processes. In recent years, there’s been a wealth of evidence mounting to suggest that dysreguglation of circadian rhythms brings increased risk for illness and disease, including cardiovascular…
  • A Scary-Sounding Sleep Disorder: Exploding Head Syndrome

    Dr. Michael Breus
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Exploding head syndrome may sound like something out of a science fiction movie—but in fact it’s a very real sleep disorder. People with this sleep phenomenon are prone to experiencing loud and sudden noises as they transition in and out of sleep.  Researchers at Washington State University recently published a review of existing literature on exploding head syndrome, a first step toward raising awareness and better understanding this little-known sleep phenomenon. Their analysis of the syndrome reveals a range of symptoms reported by patients: Noises are loud and jarring, resembling the…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • CrankPump, Simply Brilliant!

    Aaron Usiskin
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    Like the wheel, sliced bread, suspension bikes, CrankPumps make you say, Duh, this will be added to every cyclist bag of tricks.Most new bicycles have a hollow axle between the pedal cranks. That hollow space is the perfect size for a bike pump. CrankPump is a CO2 pump for Shimano Hollowtech cranks. Simply unscrew the existing plastic bolt, screw in CrankPump, and forget about it until you need it.Bike pumps are annoying. They live on a bracket that hangs off your bike getting ugly, dirty and lost, or they live in your back pocket beating up your kidneys. Sometimes they live…
  • Hauling Gear With Your Bike just Got Easier!

    Aaron Usiskin
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    The Brouhaha Bike Trailer from Wisconsin-based Rollout Self-Propelled Trailers puts a bit of horsepower behind your two-wheeler. Unlike on some other electric-powered bike trailers, that horsepower doesn't make pedaling any easier; it simply adjusts for the weight of the load so that the cyclist can pedal like normal while carrying everything from a full tailgating set-up to a stand-up paddleboard.Brouhaha
  • iPhone Bumper Thong!

    Aaron Usiskin
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    The RADIUS v2 is not a bumper case, nor it is a snap case, it is not your conventional iPhone 5/5s case. The profile of the case is so slim, it barely extends beyond the sleep and the volume buttons on the sides of the iPhone 5/5s. It’s very light, thin and, unlike many aluminum bumpers and cases, during our testing, we didn’t experience any signal loss. We gave a few prototypes to our teammates to use and we have a hard time gathering those back for the video shoot because they love it so much, they call it their iPhone bikini. Gold $89.99Limited Edition "300" Titanium $169.99
  • 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
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • The Low Carb Weight Loss Plan of LeBron James

    14 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    LeBron James has been getting a lot of attention lately on social media as well as the sports networks for his recent weight loss.The weight loss occurred over the past two summer months and he used a low carbohydrate plan to do it."The basic, scientific concept behind James’ weight loss and low-carb diet is simple: train the body to rely on fat for fuel. The goal of restricting your daily intake of carbohydrates is to create a metabolic state called ketosis, where the body uses fat as a source of energy instead of glucose (aka carbs) in the blood and liver. When carbs are restricted low…
  • The Good Kind of Fat

    9 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
    © 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • Is A High-Fat Diet Good For Diabetics?

    9 Aug 2014 | 8:51 pm
    A Swedish study showing a low-carbohydrate diet provides moderate benefits for diabetics has been looked at again.It now finds reduced inflammation in diabetics, who were given advice on a high-fat diet with fewer carbohydrates.The study from the Annals of Medicine:"Advice to follow a low-carbohydrate diet has a favourable impact on low-grade inflammation in type 2 diabetes compared with advice to follow a low-fat diet"To read the study, Click Here.© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins…
  • Exercise For Weight Loss

    7 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    The National Weight Control Registry did a large survey of its members. The survey found that ninety percent of those who had lost an average of 66 pounds and kept it off for 5.5 years, exercise at least one hour per day.So if you are not exercising on a regular basis, the chances of you losing weight and keeping it off dramatically go down.To check out the research findings, Click Here.P.S. A University of Alabama study found that people who lifted weights lost more belly fat than those who only did cardio.© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great…
  • Why Your Ice Cream Sandwiches Don't Melt Anymore

    3 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    A Cincinnati mother was surprise when her son left an ice cream sandwich outside on a patio table – and it didn’t melt. A TV channel did their own tests and confirmed it.Yet the manufacturer of the non-melting ice cream claims it is “healthy” and meets all requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).What are we feeding our children?P.S. To watch the video and read the story, Click Here.© 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…
 
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    Hospital Impact

  • Small hospital changes can make big healthcare impact

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:27 am
    by Scott Kashman In April 2011, President Obama discussed his plan to curb the growth of healthcare costs. The framework called for $340 billion in cuts over 10 years and $480 billion by 2023 (including the proposals already included in the president's budget). Over the subsequent decade, the president's proposal will save more than $1 trillion by further bending the cost curve, doubling the savings from the Affordable Care Act. That plan called for increasing the amount of uninsured by 50 million people. Throughout my career, one thing remained constant: Our evolving and transforming…
  • Data analytics crucial to improving healthcare

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    by Lynn McVey Current healthcare literature says that without robust analytics technology, healthcare organizations can't fully achieve the goal of affordable, high-quality care, good intentions notwithstanding. The data is there, but the healthcare industry does not have an evenly distributed knowledge of how to use it effectively. We all know in any crowd of two or more, we are reluctant to raise our hand to ask a question. Crowd mentality diminishes our ability to learn because we hesitate to publicly disclose we need more knowledge. That is what's happening in healthcare today. We know…
  • The 3 Ps of patient experience

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    by Jason A. Wolf I shared in previous posts that we must consider patient experience from the eyes of our consumers--the patients and families we serve. This reinforces the point that experience is not just about satisfaction or smiles, but rather a critical integration of our efforts focused on quality, safety and service. I also made the point that experience is not bound by the walls of our clinics, hospitals or residences, but rather transcends the boundaries of buildings to the continuum people experience. It encompasses not only the clinical touch-points, but all the points before,…
  • Hospitals must address underlying societal issues

    14 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    by Anthony Cirillo Earlier this year I attended a World Health Care Congress session on employee health. The head of Comcast's human resources spoke. He offered a different perspective on addressing employees' health. Comcast focuses less on specific programs to promote employee wellness (benefits, wellness centers) and more on the underlying triggers that cause bad health to manifest. He cited something I hadn't heard of before. It was Eliza Corporation's Engagement Index. This tool examines life context issues while predicting how those issues impact health, spending and…
  • The doughnut dilemma: Loyalty vs. cost

    14 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    by Kevin L. Shrake Loyalty is a very desirable trait we should value in our personal and professional lives. It is great to have a friend or business colleague you can count on to not only support you, but to always create maximum value for you whether you leverage a personal relationship, or optimize a business arrangement. However, as cost pressures intensify in the business setting, prudent leaders must evaluate and balance the cost of continuity, or loyalty, versus the best financial deal for their organizations. But she brings doughnuts... "Linda is the clinical educator for the surgical…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • ADHD: Reverie Revolution

    10 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Last June I watched “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” with friends. Here was a man, like me, who daydreamed excessively. I wish I could say that Hollywood made a laughable exaggeration of how epic daydreams could be, but I'm afraid they were fairly comparable to mine. Although I don't drift away into a reverie in the middle of conversations or when on the job, I do drift away—far, far away beyond the restraints of this mortal world or time. The original short story portrayed Mitty as a noble Everyman who fought the banality of his life with the only weapon he had on hand: his…
  • 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…
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    Cancer Research UK - Science blog

  • Building the evidence for innovative radiotherapy

    Emlyn Samuel
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    We recently funded some exciting clinical trials using an advanced type of radiotherapy called Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (or SABR for short).  This is pioneering research which we hope could lead to even better treatment options for patients with a range of hard-to-treat cancers. Although we’re providing the direct funding to run these trials, they also – like all trials – have indirect costs too. So we need support from the NHS and an organisation called the National Institute for Health (NIHR) Clinical Research Network to make sure they happen. So we were really happy to…
  • News digest – ‘top four’ death rates drop, Bob Marley, Botox and more

    Nick Peel
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    We released new statistics showing that death rates for the top four cancer killers – breast, bowel lung and prostate cancer – have fallen by a third in the last 20 years. The Guardian, the Mail Online and the Telegraph were among the many media outlets to cover the new figures. And here are some inspiring stories from across the country, of people who are helping save lives by funding research as part of our partnership with the Telegraph. Perhaps better known for its wrinkle-fighting properties, Botox hit the (overstated) headlines following US research on how signals from…
  • Botox for stomach cancer? No, but the research is fascinating

    Henry Scowcroft
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    Amid continuing tales of global woe, Thursday morning’s news carried one of those quirky ‘fancy-that!’ medical research stories that often captures the imagination, but which can inadvertently raise false hope in patients. According to several news outlets, Botox injections – better known for their face-freezing properties – ‘could be used to treat stomach cancer’. The Irish Independent’s headline even went so far as to say it was a ‘highly effective’ treatment. As is so often the case, that’s going way beyond what the underlying research actually found: the study was…
  • Bob Marley, genomics, and a rare form of melanoma

    Kat Arney
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:24 am
    In May 1981 the music world lost a legend when reggae artist Bob Marley died after a four-year battle with a melanoma skin cancer that started on his toe. This may seem strange, as melanoma is usually associated with fair skin and exposure to UV radiation from the sun. But in fact Marley was diagnosed with a rare but fast-growing type of skin cancer known as acral melanoma, which isn’t strongly linked to UV exposure. Named after their location – the hairless acral skin on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and under the nails – these tumours are very different from the majority…
  • How a microscopic ‘pump’ could get drugs into cancer cells

    Nick Peel
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    A major challenge for chemotherapy has been balancing the ability to damage and kill cancer cells with the collateral damage it can cause to normal, healthy cells. Recently, so-called ’targeted’ cancer therapies have been emerging from labs worldwide, and offer the potential to tailor treatment to groups of patients. This is because they’re designed to target a shared genetic or molecular fingerprint found in the cells that make up these patients’ tumours. But there’s one particular challenge that is sometimes overlooked when talking about these new treatments. How can we be sure…
 
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Low Dose Paroxetine Improves Sleep in Postmenopausal Symptoms

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Last year, the FDA approved the first non-hormonal treatment for hot flashes – a 7.5-mg formulation of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) paroxetine which was marketed under the name of Brisdelle. A new study suggests that low dose paroxetine (7.5 mg) not only helps with vasomotor symptoms, it can also improve sleep. In a […] The post Low Dose Paroxetine Improves Sleep in Postmenopausal Symptoms appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • A New Strategy for Managing Premenstrual Symptoms

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Current research suggests that women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) have an abnormal affective response to normal hormonal shifts that occur during the menstrual cycle. Some researchers have hypothesized a metabolite of progesterone (PROG), allopregnanolone (ALLO), may mediate this sensitivity. In rodents, exposure to or withdrawal from ALLO modulates GABA-A receptors and, in this way, […] The post A New Strategy for Managing Premenstrual Symptoms appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • New Data on Anxiety Medications and Pregnancy

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics are commonly used during pregnancy. However, there data regarding the reproductive safety of these agents has been somewhat mixed. Although initial reports suggested that there may be an increased risk of cleft lip and palate, more recent reports have shown no association between exposure to benzodiazepines and risk for cleft lip […] The post New Data on Anxiety Medications and Pregnancy appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Smoking While Pregnant: What are the Effects on the Developing Fetal Brain?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    When women come to us for consultation, we focus primarily on the risks of exposure to psychotropic medications. It is important, however, to consider the impact of other, potentially harmful, exposures that are common in women who suffer from psychiatric illness. For example, pregnant women with psychiatric illness are more likely to smoke and to […] The post Smoking While Pregnant: What are the Effects on the Developing Fetal Brain? appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Research from the CWMH: For Menopausal Women Venlafaxine Does Not Appear to Affect Sexual Functioning

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    While many midlife women are interested in pursuing non-hormonal options for the treatment of menopausal symptoms, they are understandably concerned about taking antidepressant medications, such as SSRIs and SNRIs, that, while effective for treating hot flashes and night sweats, are commonly associated with sexual side effects. A recent study indicates that venlafaxine (Effexor, an SNRI […] The post Research from the CWMH: For Menopausal Women Venlafaxine Does Not Appear to Affect Sexual Functioning appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    Health - iVillage

  • So That's How European Women Stay so Slim!

    Amy Capetta
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    For over 20 years, Layne Lieberman, MS, RD, CDN has worked as a nutritionist and dietitian, yet she found that trying to break the grip of America’s love for fattening fast food was not an easy task. However, Lieberman found the answers to the health and obesity crisis during the two years she and her husband moved to Switzerland. “Looking at it from a cultural standpoint, I said, ‘Wow, it’s not that complex.’ When I learned about the cultures of the three healthiest countries in Europe—Switzerland, Italy and France—it became very clear to me how…
  • 40 Percent of Americans Will Get Diabetes! Here's How to Not Be One of Them

    Jennifer Abbasi
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Simple changes can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Even if you are high risk, losing just 5 to 7 percent of your body weight and getting at least 150 minutes per week of moderate physical exercise can reduce your risk by 58 percent. Here are 11 ways to prevent diabetes.
  • What You Need to Know About Ebola

    HealthDay
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Ebola virus currently raging in West Africa has a well-earned reputation as one of the world's most deadly illnesses. But experts stress that early and intense medical care can greatly improve a person's chances of survival.
  • Want to Add 3 Years to Your Life? Start Running!

    HealthDay
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research.
  • New Study Says: Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain

    HealthDay
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Even though its use is often advised by doctors, the painkiller acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- does not help treat lower back pain, according to a new Australian study.
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    Health Blog

  • Treatment for nail fungus without medication

    Simon
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    There are many natural treatments on the market and many home remedies that help stop the growth of nail fungus. These treatments allow to grow healthy and clear nail instead of a thick, yellow brittle nails affected by fungal infection.   It is a common misconception that nail fungal infections should be treated with topical medications or oral prescription powerful anti-fungal, which may have a harmful effect on the liver. The anti-fungal creams and treatments on the market can be equally successful, and with far fewer side effects and complications than drug treatments solutions.
  • How to cure fungus toenails

    Simon
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
    The fungus toenails, or onychomycosis, is a contagious infection that may affect one or more nails. This infection produces several obvious symptoms. The affected nail will get yellow or brown, it will become thicker, grow bigger and can smell bad. The cases severe fungal infection can cause the nail to disintegrate or fall. It is difficult to treat these infections, but there are many treatments and medications available without a prescription to treat it. Instructions   1 Rub the affected toenail with tea tree oil undiluted, every day. You can rub the oil on the nail or apply under the…
  • Using bleach to cure nail fungus

    Simon
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Onychomycosis, or simply toenail fungus is a fungal infestation that can discolor nails and make them brittle feet to crumble. Nail fungus is a common condition that begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail.  The nail fungus does not cause pain or other symptoms and the condition is relatively mild. But infected nails can be unsightly and feet make wearing sandals or open shoes impossible. Luckily, you can use bleach to cure nail fungus by diluting in water and applying it to the toenail. Instructions 1 Cut out all the nails as short as possible feet…
  • Treatments to fight nail fungus

    Simon
    3 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The nail fungus thrive in low warm, moist, dark areas fingers and toenails and can affect the entire surface of the nail and surrounding skin. The  better way to get rid of under toe nail fungus infection is to use something that will attack it at the source also known as the root cause.  As footwear keeps your warm, dark and sometimes wet feet, the toenails are susceptible to fungal infections. The treatment can take several months.   Types of treatment Topical treatments are available in many stores and pharmacies. These treatments include various antibacterial and antifungal…
  • 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…
 
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  • #Fueltarian

    Fitarella
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Fueltarian™ is a mindset, a philosophy that how we fuel our mind, body & spirit, is the foundation of how we live our lives. Fueltarian™ embraces all paths that lead us to improve our health and happiness. Fueltarian does not seek to discover which path is “right.” Rather, it recognizes that we are all unique individuals with varying fuel and lifestyle needs and celebrates our differing bioindividual paths. How are you fueling yourself? If you’d like to receive more information about Fueltarian™ and be notified of its launch, please sign up in the form at the top of the…
  • Steam Fresh

    Esther Matus
    3 Jul 2013 | 1:07 pm
    As I’ve mentioned, as far as things in the kitchen go, if it’s not as easily as is humanly possible, I probably can’t be bothered with it. As such, I’m constantly in search for things that will help me eat a healthy diet without causing much additional work to my day. Probably the best discovery I’ve made thus far is Steam Fresh vegetables. I prefer the Pure & Simple blends because they’re just straight vegetables, no sauces or anything that will add unnatural ingredients or unnecessary fat. And since they’re frozen, you don’t have to worry about eating them in a timely…
  • Your Best Stress Relief Comes Between The Sheets, Not In a Pill

    Fitarella
    17 Jun 2013 | 8:23 am
    I have no idea why this one doesn’t stick with people better, but it’s true: sex is a great cure for stress and anxiety. In a world where we look to prescriptions, support groups, and yoga (not that I’m knocking yoga, I LOVE me some yoga!) for all our stress relief, sometimes it’s just as easy as getting your sexy on and hittin’ it. And I’ll tell you this: I know that you THINK about sex a lot. It’s only human. But what I bet happens is that you think, I’m too ____ for sex right now. You can replace that blank with: * tired * mad * in pain * broke * busy Look at that list.
  • Cooking Rant #1

    Esther Matus
    7 Jun 2013 | 1:15 pm
    Can we have real talk for a second? So I’m not a good cook. That’s really sort of an understatement, but I haven’t burnt the house down, yet, so I feel like that means I’m not a terrible cook. Regardless, I really like to eat. And I like to be healthy. And I know how important it is to do a lot of my own cooking if I want to a) eat well and b) be able to afford the rest of my bills. So that being said, easy Paleo recipes is an oft-Googled phrase in my house (don’t ask me about my other common searches, ok?) Anyhow, imagine my delight when I stumble on recipe that has the word…
  • Easy Peasy Healthy Turkey Loaf

    Fitarella
    9 May 2013 | 6:24 am
    I’m not a great cook, and I don’t like complicated recipes. Give me easy, please! Last week, Jody from Truth2BeingFit posted an Instagram of her super easy to make turkey loaf. It looked soooo yummy, and I immediately had to make my own. I tweaked the recipe a little based on what I had at home, but it’s very similar to Jody’s. Ingredients: :: Organic antibiotic & hormone free lean ground turkey :: Organic Free range egg whites :: No sugar added chunky tomato pasta sauce :: Chopped veggies :: Goya Adobo :: Garlic powder :: Coconut oil spray I eyeballed everything,…
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    Pulse + Signal

  • How to Decide on Attending a Conference

    Andre Blackman
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    It never fails. After the 4th of July, summertime seems to fly by in a hazy blur of last minute grilling, family vacations and sneaking out of the office early on Fridays. Here we are in the final weeks of August where school buses are hopping back onto the roads and school supplies are scattered across various stores. So you know what that means, Fall is coming and… Conference season will be here soon. Yay! You know what I’m talking about. The rush of coordinating flights and hotels, connecting with colleagues and trying to figure out the best one to go for your/your company’s budget.
  • 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.
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    Weighty Matters

  • Guest Post: The Fitness-Industrial-Complex is Deceiving You!

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    A short while ago science journalist Patrick Mustain wrote to me detailing a new initiative of his called New Body Ethic. After taking some time to look at it, I asked Patrick if he'd be willing to write a guest post to introduce this worthy initiative to Weighty Matters readers. If your job involves working with clients to help improve their health, fitness, or lifestyle, please take a moment to read through and then consider signing up. The Fitness-Industrial-Complex Is Deceiving You. A Group Of Fitness Professionals Is Setting Out To Change That. Patrick Mustain, MPH, MA Chances are, at…
  • Visionary Quotes from 1929 Obesity Textbook - On Sugar, Corn Syrup and Refined Carbs

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Plainly prescient."Meanwhile our sugar consumption continues to increase. Has it reached the maximum? Are the advent of highly refined glucose and the growing consumption of corn syrup, in addtion to other refined carbohydrates, about to make the proportion of sugar calories in the daily diet of our people even larger? These are questions that deserve careful consideration in a candy loving nation."(This is the last of this series - hope you enjoyed).        Related StoriesVisionary Quotes from 1929 Obesity Textbook - On Processed FoodVisionary Quotes from…
  • Visionary Quotes from 1929 Obesity Textbook - On Processed Food

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    On sugar and processed foods. I think the authors were wizards. BTW, another quote on both again tomorrow. The fact that one-fifth of our diet, nowadays, consists of this vitamin-free food (sugar) is especially important because the other four fifths have also lost much of their vitamin potencies in the refining processes to which so many modern foods are subjected. If we continue to refine more and more foods, and to include in our daily calorie ration an ever larger proportion of pure sugar, the time may come when we shall feel a serious lack of one of these food "accessories". Our diet…
  • Saturday Stories: So Many Links!

    23 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Michael Specter with a longread in The New Yorker covering anti-GMO crusader Vandana Shiva. Alex Parker in Mother Jones with the killer headline question, "Should we regulate poop as a drug?" Benjamin Breen with a delightful piece in The Appendix about the King of the Islands of Refreshment (it's not a fast food piece). A fascinating video by JT Singh that unveils a little bit about life in North Korea. Brendan O'Neill in The Telegraph calls to question the ability of the UK to still label itself civilized or democratic. Gillian Bennett posts her own suicide note online - and it's a must read…
  • Deep Thoughts with Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman)

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Of all the male TV personas out there, there's none I'm more fond of than Park and Recreation's Ron Swanson, and while this isn't technically a Ron Swanson Funny Friday video, I'm pretty sure everything Nick Offerman ever says will for me be spoken by Ron Swanson.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesHe Will be MissedThere Will be no Beans on Mars44s of Crazy Cuteness to Start off Your Day 
 
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    Highlight HEALTH

  • Ebola Outbreak Increases Pressure to Start Vaccine Trials

    Jenny Jessen
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    The world’s worst outbreak of Ebola has killed close to 1,100 people in West Africa and the disease could continue spreading for months, increasing pressure on researchers to accelerate the development of therapeutic interventions. According to the British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, which is co-developing an Ebola vaccine together with scientists at the National Institutes of Health, a clinical trial is set to start this fall. Federal officials have said there are 400 doses available for testing in healthy adults. GSK acquired the vaccine after buying Swiss-based biotech company…
  • 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.
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • Here's What You Have to Look Forward to With the Future of Health Technology

    Erin Kennedy
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Display Title:  Here's What You Have to Look Forward to With the Future of Health Technology Subtitle:  As medical technology steadily improves, health professionals are looking how to revolutionize and evolve health care. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/healthy-technology/content/heres-what-you-have-look-forw... Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • 5 Signs of Sleep Deprivation: Do You Have Them?

    EmpowHER
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Display Title:  5 Signs of Sleep Deprivation: Do You Have Them? Subtitle:  People all over the country are walking around sleep deprived on a daily basis. Here are 5 signs you may be one of them. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/sleep-disorders/content/5-signs-sleep-deprivation-do-you... Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • This Blogger's Eating Disorder Changed Her Life. Here's What She's Doing Now.

    EmpowHER
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Display Title:  This Blogger's Eating Disorder Changed Her Life. Here's What She's Doing Now. Subtitle:  Today Sammy Davis empowers women to feel beautiful. But she used to have trouble seeing that in herself. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/eating-disorders/content/bloggers-eating-disorder-change... Align:  left Weight:  -8 Text Color:  Black
  • What can I expect in this trial?

    Erin Kennedy
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    You will be asked to review and sign an “Informed Consent Form” prior to study participation. URL:  Find Out More Associated Editorial:  Hot Flashes Clinical Trial Block Weight:  -6 Two Columns:  Yes read more
  • What are the risks in this trial?

    Shana O'Connor
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    In this trial, some subjects will receive the active investigational medication, while other subjects will receive placebo (a capsule with no active medication). URL:  Find Out More Associated Editorial:  Hot Flashes Clinical Trial Block Weight:  -5 Two Columns:  Yes read more
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    But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness

  • What is the perfect gift to give, when you want to give the most memorable gift?

    christine
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    My father turned 66 this summer and I decided to get him a gift that was both unique and memorable. He has a great interest in family history and saved some mementos from his mother’s estate. In an old worn out shipping box in the basement I found a small reel of old fashioned video […]
  • We have reached OVER 119,000 likes on our facebook page! Come join our #spoonie community!

    christine
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:47 pm
        WHoooo HHhhoooo!!!  Do a happy Dance! We have reached OVER 119,000 fans/ likes on our ButYouDontLookSick.com facebook fanpage! Thank you to all our readers, friends, and “spoonies” for making every part of our online community as supportive as it is. You guys are amazing! If you haven’t “liked” us yet on facebook come on […]
  • I am Sick, NOT Stupid.

    christine
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Many years ago I heard a joke that was going around and it went like this. A guy was going home from the auto mechanic and just as he was passing a psychiatric center, a wheel fell off his car. He stopped, surveyed the situation and realized that the mechanic must have been distracted and […]
  • Painsomnia – Tick tock, tick tock, the clock keeps moving…

    christine
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    My mind won’t stop working. Tick, tock, tick, tock…many nights I just can’t sleep and the only companion I have is the clock and a teddy bear. Teddy doesn’t talk and I can’t get the clock to “SHUT UP”. I know, it’s just my brain trying to work things out but still I AM AWAKE. […]
  • 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…
 
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    BeingHealthy.TV

  • In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab, Inc. – Ribbon Cutting

    Talli van Sunder
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Please Join Us For Our Ribbon Cutting August 21st, 2014 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at 618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove (corner of Lighthouse & 17th St.) *refreshments provided
  • What May Cause Your Acne (and ways to treat it)

    Talli van Sunder
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:21 am
      Most of us endure our teen years looking forward to the day when we no longer have to deal with acne. Unfortunately, for many of us, acne doesn’t end when we hit our twenties, Whether you’re in your twenties, or even your forties. In fact, adult-onset acne is becoming more common in all women aged 20 to 50. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating and preventing adult-onset acne, there are several treatments that can help. Consider Cosmetic Procedures Resorting to cosmetic procedures to treat acne may seem like overkill, but if you are currently using…
  • 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…
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    Journal of Hospital Medicine

  • Intrateam coverage is common, intrateam handoffs are not

    Karrie Martin, Michael Frank, Kathlyn E. Fletcher
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:24 am
  • Do hospitalists overuse proton pump inhibitors? Data from a contemporary cohort

    Mohammed Albugeaey, Naimah Alfaraj, Jane Garb, Adrianne Seiler, Tara Lagu
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
  • Implementation of a mortality prediction rule for real-time decision making: Feasibility and validity

    Mark E. Cowen, Jennifer L. Czerwinski, Patricia J. Posa, Elizabeth Van Hoek, James Mattimore, Lakshmi K. Halasyamani, Robert L. Strawderman
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:23 am
    BACKGROUNDA previously published, retrospectively derived prediction rule for death within 30 days of hospital admission has the potential to launch parallel interdisciplinary team activities. Whether or not patient care improves will depend on the validity of prospectively generated predictions, and the feasibility of generating them on demand for a critical proportion of inpatients. OBJECTIVETo determine the feasibility of generating mortality predictions on admission and to validate their accuracy using the scoring weights of the retrospective rule. DESIGNProspective, sequential cohort.
  • Smarter hospital communication: Secure smartphone text messaging improves provider satisfaction and perception of efficacy, workflow

    Jennifer A. Przybylo, Ange Wang, Pooja Loftus, Kambria H. Evans, Isabella Chu, Lisa Shieh
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:23 am
    BACKGROUNDThough current hospital paging systems are neither efficient (callbacks disrupt workflow), nor secure (pagers are not Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA]-compliant), they are routinely used to communicate patient information. Smartphone-based text messaging is a potentially more convenient and efficient mobile alternative; however, commercial cellular networks are also not secure. OBJECTIVETo determine if augmenting one-way pagers with Medigram, a secure, HIPAA-compliant group messaging (HCGM) application for smartphones, could improve hospital team…
  • Association between combative behavior requiring intervention and delirium in hospitalized patients

    Karina Uldall, Barbara L. Williams, Jessica D. Dunn, C. Craig Blackmore
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:14 am
    BACKGROUNDWe hypothesized that delirium contributes to combative behavior requiring intervention in hospitalized patients. Delirium identification would therefore potentially provide an opportunity for prevention and early identification of patients at risk, thereby improving safety for patients and staff. OBJECTIVETo determine whether delirium is associated with combative behavior requiring intervention in a general hospital population. DESIGNCase control study. SETTINGA 336-bed, nonuniversity, teaching hospital serving adults in the Pacific Northwest. PATIENTSOne hundred twenty consecutive…
 
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    QJM - current issue

  • Polycystic liver disease presenting as acute abdomen

    Patel, A., Shah, R.
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:32 pm
  • Elements: in this month's issue

    Donnelly, S. C.
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:32 pm
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia

    Lobo, L. J., Zariwala, M. A., Noone, P. G.
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an autosomal recessive disorder of cilia structure and function, leading to chronic infections of the respiratory tract, fertility problems and disorders of organ laterality. Making a definitive diagnosis is challenging, utilizing characteristic phenotypes, ciliary functional and ultra-structural defects in addition to newer screening tools such as nasal nitric oxide and genetic testing. There are 21 known PCD causing genes and in the future, comprehensive genetic testing may help diagnosis young infants prior to developing symptoms thus improving survival.
  • Reverse halo sign in pulmonary mucormyosis

    Juan, Y.- H., Saboo, S. S., Lin, Y.- C., Conner, J. R., Jacobson, F. L., Khandelwal, A.
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:32 pm
  • Plasma fibrinogen associates independently with total and cardiovascular mortality among subjects with normal and reduced kidney function in the general population

    Stack, A. G., Donigiewicz, U., Abdalla, A. A., Weiland, A., Casserly, L. F., Cronin, C. J., Nguyen, H. T., Hannigan, A.
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Background: The contribution of novel risk factors to mortality in chronic kidney disease remains controversial. Aim: To explore the association of plasma fibrinogen with mortality among individuals with normal and reduced kidney function. Methods: We identified 9184 subjects, age 40 and over from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988–94) with vital status assessed through 2006. Plasma fibrinogen was modeled as continuous variable and in quartile groups (0 to <7.7, 7.7 to <9.0, 9.0 to <10.5 and ≥10.5 µmol/l) with total and cardiovascular…
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    The American Journal of Medicine

  • Racial, Social, and Clinical Determinants of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance

    Amit G. Singal, Xilong Li, Jasmin Tiro, Pragathi Kandunoori, Beverley Adams-Huet, Mahendra S. Nehra, Adam Yopp
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Fewer than 1 in 5 patients receive hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance; however, most studies were performed in racially and socioeconomically homogenous populations and few used guideline-based definitions for surveillance.
  • The NOACs (Novel Oral Anticoagulants) have landed!

    Joseph S. Alpert
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Unless you are practicing medicine on Mars, you have already realized that there is a revolution going on in the US and throughout the world in terms of anticoagulant therapy. For many decades, the only anticoagulant available was warfarin, with all of its attendant requirements and prohibitions. I am fond of telling my trainees that I never had a patient thank me for putting them on warfarin! During the last two years, three new and novel anticoagulants (NOACs) have been approved by the FDA: Dabigatran (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto), and apixaban (Eliquis)1-3.
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Clinical Practice: A Review

    J. Rick Turner, Anthony J. Viera, Daichi Shimbo
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring offers the ability to collect blood pressure readings several times an hour across a 24-hour period. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring facilitates the identification of white-coat hypertension, the phenomenon whereby certain individuals who are not on antihypertensive medication show elevated blood pressure in a clinical setting but show non-elevated blood pressure averages when assessed by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Additionally, readings can be segmented into time windows of particular interest, e.g., mean daytime and nighttime values.
  • Reducing Heart Failure Readmissions Rates with an Emergency Department Early Readmission Alert

    Azam Hadi, Yaron Hellman, Adnan S. Malik, Marco Caccamo, Irmina Gradus-Pizlo, Joanna Kingery
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Among Medicare beneficiaries, readmission within 30 days following Heart Failure hospitalization approaches 25% even after accounting for hospital profiles and case mix1. These readmissions have a direct impact on patient prognosis, patient satisfaction and costs2. According to the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act of 2010, hospitals with high readmission rates can lose up to 3% of their Medicare reimbursement by 20153.
  • Hypokalemia in acute medical patients: risk factors and prognosis

    Helene Kildegaard Jensen, Mikkel Brabrand, Pernille Just Vinholt, Jesper Hallas, Annmarie Touborg Lassen
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Hypokalemia is one of the most common electrolyte disorders in hospitalized patients. It is associated with a high mortality rate among patients with cardiovascular disease. Whether hypokalemia confers a similar risk in an unselected hospitalized population is not well established.
 
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  • AAFP Gives Qualified Endorsement to Guideline on Reducing Cardiovascular Risk

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The AAFP has given its qualified endorsement to an American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guideline on reducing cardiovascular risk in adults through lifestyle management.
  • As Basic EHR Use Rises, Data-sharing Lags Behind

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    Adoption of electronic health records among physicians in all specialties continues to increase steadily, with family physicians leading the way. According to a recent Health Affairs study, however, health information exchange between institutions and engaging patients through technology are lagging behind.
  • Small Primary Care Practices Shine in National Study

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:26 pm
    New research shows that small primary care practices have lower rates of preventable hospital admissions than their large-practice counterparts, suggesting that small practices may have hard-to-measures perks such as better physician/patient relationships that contribute to their ability to keep patients healthy.
  • AAFP Reimagines Tobacco Prevention, Control Program

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The AAFP is developing a comprehensive tobacco and nicotine prevention and control program that will encompass new office-based tools, community programs and advocacy at the national and community levels.
  • Google Hangouts Allow AAFP to Reach Broad Medical Student Audience

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    On Aug. 26, the AAFP will officially launch "Family Medicine on Air," a series of 15-minute Google Hangouts aimed at medical students and available via Google Plus and YouTube.
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  • Overcoming Stage Fright (Performance Anxiety)

    Dahl Sagucio
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:48 am
    If you dread the thought of getting up in front of a group of people and performing, you are not alone. Millions of people suffer from performance anxiety, commonly called "stage fright." In fact, most people would rather get the flu than perform. Athletes, musicians, actors, and public speakers often get performance anxiety. Performance anxiety can prevent you from doing what you enjoy and can affect your career. Worst of all, performance anxiety can negatively affect your self-esteem and self-confidence. Although it may be impossible to totally overcome performance anxiety, there are many…
  • Who deliver quality work they are professionals

    Virginia Jacob
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:54 pm
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  • Appropriate Care of Perennials For many years of Beauty

    James David
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Many gardeners opt for to plant perennials in their gardens simply because they're going to return year soon after year. Perennials provide years of pleasure to garden visitors and they aid the gardener paint the garden canvas with color. Specialist gardeners have mastered the correct care of perennials so they have gorgeous plants year right after year. The truth is, a lot of gardeners are so effective growing perennials that they will typically have begins to share with other individuals. In the event you want your wholesale perennials to remain healthy and lovely for years, you'll need to…
  • Reasons for Blood Sugar Swings.

    DR.MOHAN SHARMA
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Reasons for Blood Sugar Swings Posted by Splenda on August 25, 2014 at 9:57am View Blog Upswing: Caffeine Blood sugar can rise after drinking coffee -- even black coffee with zero calories -- thanks to the caffeine. Likewise, black tea, green tea, and energy drinks can hinder blood sugar control in people with diabetes. Each person reacts differently, so it's best to track your own responses to foods and activities. Ironically, other compounds in coffee may help prevent type 2 diabetes in healthy people. Upswing: Sugar-Free Foods Many foods labeled "sugar free" will raise your blood sugar…
  • Before you shift your furniture

    John Cina
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Whenever you are looking for a man with a van Leeds to shift all your belongings to a new place investigate thoroughly and then hire someone to help. To transport your luggage like boxes, large furniture or any other required items you need a van as your car will be very small to carry everything. So in order to complete the task successfully and to unpack everything in your new apartment, house or even offices choose a reliable service provider. Hiring a genuine company providing a van man will be more helpful as they are professional and allow you to stay free of stress. Transporting…
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    GruntDoc

  • ACEP Now still silent on EM President interviews.

    GruntDoc
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Which is terrible, yet predictable. ACEP Now | The Official Voice of Emergency Medicine. Yeah, it’s completely devoid of interviews or conversations with the purported future leaders of Emergency Medicine. What a surprise. Again, if you’re running for President of ACEP but abide by the Gag Order, you aren’t worthy, and we (as a specialty) shouldn’t support them. Related posts: My professional college beclowns itself A fisking of a paranoid, ill-considered and frankly stupid idea... 33 Charts — medicine. health. social media. Well put! After a recent presentation on…
  • Emergency Medicine Literature of Note: The tPA Cochrane Review Takes Us For Fools

    GruntDoc
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
      Posted by Ryan Radecki It’s been 5 years since the last Cochrane Review synthesizing the evidence regarding tPA in acute ischemic stroke.  Clearly, given such a time span, in an area of active clinical controversy, a great deal of new, important, randomized evidence has been generated!Or, sadly, the only new evidence available to inform practice is IST-3 – a study failing to demonstrate benefit, despite its pro-tPA flaws and biases.  So, it ought not be a very exciting update, considering the 2009 version included 26 trials, and the 2014 update now includes only 27 trials.
  • My professional college beclowns itself

    GruntDoc
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:54 pm
    A fisking of a paranoid, ill-considered and frankly stupid idea a 9th grader would be ashamed to put forth. From the American College of Emergency Physicians ‘leadership’. ACEP Clarifies Campaign Rules By James M. Cusick, MD, FACEP Chair, Candidate Forum Subcommittee of the ACEP Council ACEP is a member-driven organization with a representative body of our peers – the ACEP Council – chosen through component bodies, including our chapters (1 representative per 100 members), our Sections of Membership, and other aligned organizations. There follows some boilerplate language…
  • Amusing typo

    GruntDoc
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Flew on American Airlines yesterday and today. The plane both ways was an Airbus A319, a smallish but perfectly nice plane. It had a really fancy infotainment system built into the back of the seats, and I enjoyed following the flight with this view selected: but there was something bugging me about one of the menus, so on the return flight (where an hour ground delay once we loaded up gave me some time to actually look) I found what had been making something in my brain itch: I sent this to @AmericanAir while waiting for the plane to park (their people-less parking system apparently…
  • Another reason I like my job

    GruntDoc
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:51 am
    Colleagues I can call on and count on. Recently I was the 11p doc in my ED (the overnight shift), and I knew what my evening had in store when Colleague/suspect1 said “It’s been slow all day”. Oy. At 11:03P the charge nurse (who deserves a Medal for her actions that night) said ‘you’re getting a level 1 medical and two level 1 trauma transfers in the next five minutes’, and that was in addition to the waterfall of regular patients who heard the word ‘slow’ and ran like very sick possessed zombies to our ED. The medical was a great case I would…
 
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  • Vince Vaughn buys Kate Bosworth's home

    Catherine Sherman
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    It appears Vince Vaughn has moved on from crashing weddings to buying newlyweds’ homes.Actress Kate Bosworth, who had a country wedding this spring, listed her Hollywood Hills home for $2.499 million in April. Property records confirm Vaughn just scooped up the property for $2.375 million.
  • 'I'm the guy that loves you': Joe Biden flirts with 108-year-old war veteran

    Scott Stump
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    Lucy Coffey, the oldest living female military veteran at 108 years old, faced a full-on charm offensive by Joe Biden during a recent trip to the White House.In a video released by the White House, the vice president's famous flirting skills are on display as he gives Coffey a warm welcome before mentioning "a younger friend" who also wants to meet her.
  • Tell us: how many hours of sleep do your children get per night?

    TODAY
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    With the carefree days of summer coming to an end, it’s time to get back into a routine and adjust your sleep schedule. But it can be challenging to catch enough zzz’s each night to make sure you are well rested. Children are most affected by a lack of sleep. So we want to know:
  • Ice Bucket Challenge game changer: Matt Damon dumps toilet water on his head

    Ree Hines
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    The wildly successful Ice Bucket Challenge has raised awareness about ALS and brought in nearly $90 million in donations to fight the devastating disease and fund research. But as actor Matt Damon proved in his chilly answer to the challenge, there's room for more than one good cause in an IBC video clip.Oh, and another thing he proved? There's more than one place to get that cold water.
  • Emmy beauty pros share 11 tips you can actually use in real life

    Kate Anderson
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    A super-softening lip prep. Brush-free hair styling. Celebrity makeup artists and hairstylists pull out all the stops on Emmy night — and we’ve got their most ingenious, celeb-tested tips and tricks.Julianna Margulies: Swap bronzer for darker foundationTo create Margulies’ lit-from-within complexion, celebrity makeup artist Molly R.
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • The Home Gym: Rearranged

    Angie
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The home gym needed a change. We decided to rearrange it a few weeks ago. Here’s the original home gym setup. I really love having a home gym although we have taken a break from it lately off and on. I have been doing other things to keep moving like mowing the lawn, walking, etc. Having a home gym is a lot more convenient for us. And although I miss some fitness classes we used to take, I wouldn’t change it. We still have some work to do in there that we never got to. We need to take the doors to the outside and inside off to spray paint them and we ultimately will need to redo…
  • How To Make Overnight Oats

    Angie
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I love overnight oats!  The cold, creamy taste of a nutritious bowl of overnight oats makes my heart sing. I like the fact that it’s so simple to make too. The oats absorb the liquid you add and can be eaten warm or cold. I prefer cold. And each glorious bowl fills me up and takes me all the way to lunchtime. I make my overnight oats in a plastic Tupperware like container but you can also make them in mason jars or if you’re at the end of a jar of peanut butter, throw all the ingredients in there.  I personally like to do that with warm oatmeal so the peanut butter melts ahhhh…
  • Best Health and Fitness Trackers

    Angie
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Logging Your Fitness and Diet Plan Fitness and health experts from around the world promote the benefit of tracking your progress and even set backs. At first glance you may wonder what all the fuss is about. The truth is there is good reason for keeping a log. You need to know what you’ve accomplished and where you’ve fallen short so you can make improvements in those areas. Here’s how you can lose weight with the help of a fitness and diet log. Know Where You Are Right Now Most people think they’re pretty aware of how much they eat each day. The honest truth is that unless…
  • The Weight Gurus Scale Review

    Angie
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Weight Gurus Scale Review: My Thoughts There are so many weight scales on the market it’s really hard to choose. It can get confusing and even frustrating. Weight loss is frustrating enough. Having to choose a tool that will aid in that shouldn’t be stressful. You want to invest in something that works great plus keeps you on the right track. What bathroom scale should you consider? Check out the Weight Gurus scale. We thought it was the coolest and had everything we needed. Let’s see what the Weight Gurus scale has to offer. 1. “Smart” Capabilities –…
  • How to Get 10,000 Steps a Day

    Angie
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    For anyone who is trying to get in shape by walking it is recommended that you make it a goal to walk 10,000 steps a day. While this sounds like a large amount, if you break it down into smaller chunks, it really isn’t. The easiest way to track your steps is by using a pedometer. There are many types available which can clip onto your belt or the waist of your pants. I personally use my Polar Loop activity tracker. Using a pedometer to count your steps can be really motivating. The good part is no-one even has to know that you are wearing it if you don’t want them to! Quite often…
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    EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reports on 100 recent fetal surgeries for spina bifida

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Reporting on 100 recent cases of fetal surgery for spina bifida, specialists at a premier fetal surgery program achieved results similar to those published three years previously in a landmark clinical trial that established a new standard of care for prenatal repair of this birth defect.
  • Collaboration aims to reduce, treat vision problems in astronauts

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Houston) To reduce and better treat spaceflight-induced visual impairment, University of Houston optometrists are collaborating on a NASA study that examines ocular changes seen in astronauts. The research uses Optical Coherence Tomography to investigate eye changes in astronauts exposed to long-duration microgravity aboard the International Space Station. The NASA Ocular Health Study recently received Heidelberg Engineering's annual 2014 Xtreme Research Award.
  • Hebew SeniorLife researcher receives $4.5 million grant to test videos for advance directives

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research) A new NIH-funded project will assess whether videos can help nursing home residents, family members and staff have the difficult but important conversations about advanced directives for care.
  • Attacking a rare disease at its source with gene therapy

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The two main treatments for MPS I are bone marrow transplantation and intravenous enzyme replacement therapy, but these are only marginally effective or clinically impractical, especially when the disease strikes the central nervous system. Using an animal model, a team has proven the efficacy of a more elegant way to restore aberrant protein levels in the body through direct gene transfer.
  • Study finds less domestic violence among married couples who smoke pot

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University at Buffalo) New research findings from a study of 634 couples found that the more often they smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence.
 
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  • Reporter shares experience covering Medicaid’s orthodontic benefits

    Mary Otto
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Sheila Hagar After a hint from her own dentist, Sheila Hagar started looking into concerns about the rising numbers of Medicaid kids getting braces in Washington. Hagar, who is medical and social services reporter for the Union-Bulletin, in Walla Walla, sought sources and found statistics that made her jaw drop. “We should be taking care of people who really have a need,” a frustrated Walla Walla orthodontist, Thomas Utt, D.D.S., told her. “While his office – Walla Walla Orthodontics – is authorized to treat Medicaid-eligible children with braces,” Hagar wrote, “Utt grits his…
  • AHCJ data include 16,806 nursing home deficiencies

    Jeff Porter
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    AHCJ’s latest update to nursing home inspection data gives members three years of the most severe deficiencies found during inspections and the current star ratings assigned by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The data could be a good starting point for reporters who want to pursue authoritative stories about their local nursing homes. The data now contains 16,806 such deficiencies as recorded by CMS. Deficiencies are characterized by their severity, “A” being the least severe and “L” being the most severe. AHCJ pruned down the data to include…
  • Radio series looks beyond medical care for New York’s least healthy county

    Joe Rojas-Burke
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Photo by Axel Drainville via Flickr. The Bronx has ranked as the least-healthy county in New York State for several years running. The news team at WNYC wanted to find out if the Affordable Care Act or other recent policies were having any impact. Heart disease, diabetes and asthma are unusually prevalent in the borough, where people also struggle with high unemployment and poor housing. “People in the Bronx have excellent access to health care. So why are so many of them so sick?” one of the resulting news reports asked. Others explored the links between education, employment and health;…
  • Clearing up confusion about those enrolled in both Medicare, Medicaid

    Liz Seegert
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Dual eligibles are low-income elderly or disabled people enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. The distinctions are sometimes bewildering. It’s easy to confuse which program pays for what, what each agency considers “appropriate” care, what factors go into measuring outcomes and how the separate structures of Medicare and Medicaid affect costs and quality. According to the Congressional Budget Office, in 2009, the federal and state governments spent more than $250 billion, combined, on health care benefits for the 9 million dual eligibles. There is growing concern about the high…
  • Connections between housing, health: Finding stories and getting the reporting right

    Joe Rojas-Burke
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    Photo by Till Westermayer via Flickr Megan Sandel, M.D., M.P.H., an expert on the impact of housing on child health, says journalists would do well to broaden the conversation about health care to include questions about social support – especially support for safe, affordable and stable housing. Sandel has contributed a tip sheet that includes key stories to pursue and critical insights on the housing-as-health-care trend. Find out why housing has an enormous impact on educational attainment and economic stability, how unequal enforcement of health and safety codes creates disparities and…
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    Lifescript

  • Dining Out With Severe Food Allergies

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Sarah Hutter, Special to LifescriptIf you or your child suffers from severe food allergies, it’s hard to enjoy dining out. But with planning, preparation and a talk with restaurant staff, you can get an allergen-free meal. Here’s how… Most people enjoy dining out. But if you’re one of the 15 million Americans who suffer from severe food allergies, going to a restaurant is risky and stressful. That’s because common food allergens – such as peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, milk and eggs – lurk where you least expect them, putting people with…
  • Nutrition and Exercise

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerYou’ve lost your car keys. But it hardly matters since you can’t remember where you parked the car. Some memory loss is normal. But how do you know when something more serious is going on? Read on to learn how to protect your brain health... We all want to have instant recall. The sad truth? Once we pass our mid-20s, memory slowly declines. By our 50s, we start to misplace things, forget appointments, and never mind trying to learn new names. Lists are essential, and we just get better at faking it at meetings. But what…
  • Reader Solutions to Osteoarthritis Pain

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Lori Newman, Lifescript Staff Writer We asked our Facebook fans for their favorite natural remedies to control osteoarthritis pain, and they really came through. Find out what worked best for them and get advice on effective osteoarthritis treatment from top doctors and physical therapists... Women often turn to their friends to discuss medical issues. After all, your pals and family often may have useful experience, especially when it comes to effective remedies for conditions like osteoarthritis pain.That’s why we asked our Facebook friends to share their advice on natural…
  • Herbal Extracts for Diabetics

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffWhile diabetes has been a recognized health condition for approximately 2,000 years, it has only been in recent decades that medical science has developed effective pharmaceutical medications to help treat and manage the condition.For the greater portion of the history of diabetes, the only available treatments were what are now considered “alternative” remedies: a variety of herbal extracts that some believe can help the body manage diabetes.Health food and alternative medicine stores continue to stock some of the more popular and lasting of such…
  • How to Get Regular Physical Activity When You’re a Diabetic

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases If you have diabetes, regular physical activity is most likely part of your treatment plan, along with taking medication and watching your diet. Yet you’re likely not exercising, making up one excuse or another. No more! Here are 15 excuses squashed and easy ways for you to get active... You know that regular physical activity lowers the risk of diabetes and helps control blood sugar levels if you already have the chronic condition.It may also help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes-related conditions such as heart…
 
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  • Overtreament of Common Conditions Can Harm You

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerMedical control of high blood pressure and diabetes is a good thing. Too much control can result in harm. Those two common chronic conditions present challenges when the patients are overtreated, according to two recent studies. And researchers have discovered that the elderly, in particular, are vulnerable to harmful side effects from overtreatment; they urge caution in the patients’ medical management. The first study – conducted at Kaiser Permanente on about 400,000 patients with high blood pressure – found that…
  • New Tool for Detecting Colon Cancer

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerPatients dreading colonoscopy now have another non-invasive option for detecting colon cancer. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved Cologuard, a DNA test to screen for colon cancer in people with no symptoms and an average risk of developing the disease. It’s the first test of its kind to be granted clearance by the FDA. Cologuard detects genetic mutations associated with colon cancer in a patient’s stool sample. How? As cancer cells are shed into the intestine, they pass through with the rest of the…
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy May Not Improve Women’s Heart Disease Risk

    11 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerCan hormone replacement therapy help prevent heart disease? The onset of menopause brings an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). That can lead to heart attacks, strokes and other symptoms, such as hot flashes. Hormone replacement therapy, also known as menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), can be effective at alleviating menopausal symptoms. Despite a great deal of research, questions remain about whether MHT might also reduce a woman’s risk of CVD. The Women’s Health Initiative, a large, multi-year study, found…
  • Robotic Surgeries: Better Than Traditional Ones?

    4 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerDoctors are tinkerers by nature. Their insights and ingenuity have brought about extraordinary advances in medical diagnostics and therapies – from genome sequencing to robotic surgery. As with many technological innovations in health care, however, time helps determine whether advances improve patient care or add complexity and expense. A recent letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine questions the value of one such advance – robotic surgery. The article finds the surgery to be no better than traditional,…
  • 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.
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala

  • Study shows diet drinks may build desire yet diminish enjoyment of sweet food

    Dr. Ayala
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    To find out how non-caloric sweeteners affect our food thoughts and food choices, new research served Solo cups with either Sprite, Sprite Zero, or unsweetened Kroger lemon-lime sparkling water to students, and conducted three different neat experiments.
  • Do certain foods cause belly fat?

    Dr. Ayala
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    Does the food we eat affect our body composition? Let’s start with the obvious: caloric surplus makes you gain weight – too many calories in and too few out and fat accumulates; reverse the equation and weight is shed. But...
  • Two small changes that can improve your health

    Dr. Ayala
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Habits – good and bad ones -- tend to cluster. An ideal plan for better health would involve just one or two guidelines that could cause a chain reaction of positive behavior changes. Study reveals the best instructions for change that last.
  • 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.
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    Walker Tea Review

  • Tea Review 537: Lochan’s Doke Rolling Thunder 2013 2F

    Jason Walker
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
      Origin: Doke Estate, Bihar, India Harvest: 2013 2nd flush Score: 88 Price (as of post): 50 g = $6.00  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Lochan Tea. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see […]
  • Tea Review 536: PT Harendong’s Organic Green

    Jason Walker
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
      Origin: Indonesia Organic Status: USDA, JAS, IMO, Canada Organic Score: 86  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by PT Harendong. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a tea reviewed? Contact me: jason@walkerteareview.com
  • Using Aroma Cups

    Jason Walker
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    If we hurry through the day, it is easy for our sensory experiences to get combined into a mishmash. In fact, a part of our brains seems dedicated to making sure multiple sensations get combined into a single memory. But the tastes, textures, and aromas we experience in tea are separate sensations, and aroma cups help distinguish […]
  • How to Choose a Tea Infuser/Teapot

    Jason Walker
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    There will likely be a never-ending cycle of new concepts and devices for steeping tea at home. Walker Tea Review covered a few of these in a 2012 comparison. Now it is time to look at the realm of 2-stage tea infuser pots. Sometimes they are called gongfu pots or tea infuser pots. Here is […]
  • Tea Talks: Dan Bolton

    Jason Walker
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    I have wanted to talk with Dan Bolton for some time now. Dan is supportive of all who are tea content producers – people who write, photograph, and otherwise print/publish tea information. He tracks down the people and stories of tea across the world. And when he isn’t digging for stories in the beverage industry, […]
 
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    mobihealthnews

  • Partners HealthCare tests Raiing’s iThermonitor in small pilot

    Jonah Comstock
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Beijing-based Raiing is working with Boston’s Partners HealthCare to pilot Raiing’s smartphone-connected wireless thermometer, iThermonitor, at Massachusetts General Hospital. Partners researchers led by Dr. Kamal Jethwani will test the temperature monitoring device on 25 children and adolescents with leukemia. “Fever and the onset of infection is a huge problem in our treatment of leukemia,” Jethwani […]
  • Philips Lifeline offers mobile app, its first app-based mPERS offering

    Jonah Comstock
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    Philips Lifeline, the electronics giants’ longstanding personal emergency response brand for seniors, has launched its first-ever app that acts like an mPERS. The Philips Lifeline response app will allow seniors to one-touch call the same response center that handles other Lifeline products via their smartphone from anywhere. “Today’s seniors are active and they deserve a […]
  • BCBSMA offers members OneHealth’s behavioral health app-enabled program

    Brian Dolan
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has added a mobile and online offering, called OneHealth, to bolster its mental health and behavioral health programs. OneHealth offers members 24/7 structured peer support, education and tools to aide in the recovery from substance abuse, according to the health insurance company. The program uses social media and real-time tracking to […]
  • AirStrip raises $25 million from West Health, Dignity Health and more

    Brian Dolan
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    San Antonio-based AirStrip has raised $25 million in strategic funding led by new investor the Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund, Sequoia Capital and Wellcome Trust with participation from other existing investors HCA and Qualcomm. Other new investors include two customers — Dignity Health and St. Joseph Health (SJH) — and investment bank Leerink Partners. […]
  • Report: Apple talking to United, Humana about HealthKit

    Jonah Comstock
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    As Apple’s official launch of iOS 8 — and with it Apple’s Health app and HealthKit developer toolkit, HealthKit is looking more and more like a broad partner play. It was already known that Apple is working with EHR vendors and hospitals — Epic and the Mayo Clinic were announced with HealthKit at WWDC, and […]
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • Your Grades are What You Eat! 10 Smart Back to School Foods to Boost Kids’ Grades

    Elizabeth
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    As the school year kicks off, it’s safe to say that good grades are at the top of many people’s school wishlists. While you can’t deny that paying attention in class and doing the assigned work makes up a major part of the grade, there are other, usually overlooked, ways to earn fridge-worthy grade cards. [...]
  • Back to School Clean Eating Cookies Made Just About Any Way You Like!

    Katie McGrath
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    It’s that time of year again for brown bag lunches and busy fall schedules. To keep the kids healthy AND keep their sweet tooth happy, try these super simple, super clean cookies. What we love about these cookies is that they are very forgiving and flexible in terms of the goodies you add in at [...]
  • The Fitness Gadgets and Gear Your Workout Can’t Live Without

    Dempsey Marks
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    If there’s one thing I love more than working out, it’s all of the fun gadgets and gear that go along with an active lifestyle. But there are so many different products out there that it can be tough to figure out what’s worth your money. That’s why I’m here…to share with you four of [...]
  • Susan Hanks Lost 118 Pounds with the Help of a Caring Personal Trainer and Flat-Out Determination!

    Dani Stone
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    Susan Hanks is the reason this True Weight Loss segment makes my heart happy. At one point, her weight exceeded 500 pounds. Instead of turning to fad diets or pills, she just dug deep and swapped bad habits for good ones. She admits it’s been a mental struggle, and she couldn’t have done it without [...]
  • Go Bananas! Franken-Bananas May Help Prevent Blindness

    Elizabeth
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    Who’s afraid of the big, bad…banana? Apparently plenty of people. They’re concerned that “franken-bananas,” or those that have undergone gene manipulation may do more harm than good. Shape.com reported that scientists have unlocked a way to modify bananas so that they contain much more Vitamin A. Bananas with this modification could help many malnourished people, [...]
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    Blogged Arteries

  • Six Serious Problems with "Value-Based" Purchasing and How to Solve Them

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

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Provided by Kaiser Health News. By Mary Agnes Carey KHN Staff Writer JUL 14, 2014 On Capitol Hill, lawmakers resume work this week to resolve differences over legislationaimed at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
 
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    Health in 30

  • My First YouTube Video is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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

  • Fun Workout

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
    It's time to make working out fun again! Stop the boring cardio and machine workouts. Stop the endless ab crunches.    With today's FREE workout you'll lose weight, burn fat, release stress, and have fun, and you don't need any equipment. Print this out and have fun.   Free Fat Burning Workout By Daniel Woodrum, MCTT Master Certified Turbulence Trainer Jumping Jacks - 45 seconds + 15
  • Squats and Rows and Bally the Dog Sitting

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    I will be out on the farm for a few days house-sitting. Early this morning I drove my mother into town as she is off on a big summer holiday trip. That means I'll be looking after ol' Bally the Dog all week. So far, so fun!Now I usually don't do this, but I drank 1/3 of one of those Monster Energy drinks and went to the gym for a big squat and bodyweight workout. Tomorrow I'm taking a full
  • This Move Burns 13.3 Calories Per Minute

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    There's ONE move that works 9 muscle groups and burns 13.3 calories at the SAME time...and that means BIG TIME fat loss. Daniel Woodrum, a celebrity kickboxing trainer in South Carolina uses this move with his A-list clients, including Darius Rucker (aka "Hootie" from Hootie and the Blowfish). This one move works your abs really hard and whittles down your waistline rather than building
  • Basement Bodyweight Battle

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    Back to the basement today. Oh, the dirty, dirty basement and the torturous workouts we do down there.Actually, it's really clean. haha. But the workout was still tough. The bodyweight battle began in the basement today...Exercise (total reps completed)1A) Pullups (37)1B) Elevated Pushups (100 - 50/side)1C) Squats (200)1D) Pushups (50)1E) Lunges (50/side)Then it was back up to the garage.2A)
  • Deadlifts and Toronto CNE Time

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    Great workout today (deadlifts, bench press, bodyweight squats, pushups, & chin-ups). BW 33,333 Progress- 100 squats- 100 pushups- 42 chinups- 9,999 crunches. LOL.Now off to the big CNE fair in Toronto. Don't forget...Hope YOU are having a great weekend, too. Make sure to get your paper and enter the FREE TT Transformation Contest here - http://turbulencetrainingcontest.com/rules.shtmlHere's
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    Best Allergy Sites

  • Summer Travel Tips with Dr. Clifford Bassett

    Ruth LovettSmith
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Clifford W. Bassett, M.D., Medical Director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York shares some tips and best practices to consider when traveling with food allergies.
  • 9 Benefits of an Air Purifier

    Guest
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    Air purifiers have become increasingly popular precisely because of pollutants. Following are the top 10 benefits of air purifiers.
  • Gluten Free Travel Tips

    Guest
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    Looking for gluten free travel tips? Karen Broussard founder of GlutenFreeTravelSite.com shares hers at Simply Gluten Free.
  • A Gluten Free Picnic

    Guest
    22 May 2014 | 11:08 am
    To give you fresh inspiration in this season of fresh buds and beauty, here are some gluten free picnic ideas.
  • Allergy Capitals: Where Not to Live if You Suffer from Allergies

    Ruth LovettSmith
    30 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is running an annual research project (Allergy Capitals) to identify "the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies" in the Spring and Fall.
 
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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

  • IRS Form 1095-A

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Obamacare fans, here is what you have been waiting for.If you bought an Obamacare plan through hc.gov and received a premium subsidy or APTC, you will need to file form 1095-A with your taxes.Here is your link to a DRAFT of 1095-ABut wait, there's more.You (and your tax adviser) might also be interested in form 8962And you thought this was going to be easy.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Who Do You Believe

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    According to CNN, the Inspector General is expected to release a report that claims there were no deaths due to excessive wait times or denied access to care at the Veterans Administration facilities.Link to CNN storyOriginal content copyright © InsureBlog
  • (Sex) Ch-ch-changes

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Well, it took some time, but the future is finally here:"Then Payne, who had a wife and four children, realized she could no longer live as a man."Wait, what?Demonstrating the mother (er, father?) of all "pre-existing conditions," Ms Payne (and what a gloriously appropriate moniker) waited until her wife died of alcohol-related liver disease (gee, who could have seen that coming?) and then went shopping for a surgeon.Thing is, this is expensive (if entirely elective) surgery, and she didn't think it was fair that she shoulder that burden alone. Her Blue Shield-issued ObamaPlan (and we…
  • Two Timely P&C Notes

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    ■ Now that things seem to have down a bit in Ferguson, it's worth noting that the clean-up from all the looting and rioting will take some time, but that it's unlikely any of the damage will be covered by business owners' insurance policies.According to P&C Guru Teresa S, "riots are not covered, therefore anything resulting from a riot is not covered.  It usually goes back to the government.  Looting, I would say is not covered due to it being part of the rioting."So of course, you and I will become the insurers.■ Now that school's starting back up, lots of student athletes…
  • Has Medical Tourism Jumped the Shark?

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Over the years, we've written many times about medical tourism: from folks traveling to the US for treatments to folks who found better options abroad.But this, this boggles the mind:"The number of foreigners traveling to Switzerland to commit assisted suicide doubled over a four-year period"Europeans made up the bulks of their "customers," the article didn't mention how many Yankees participated.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
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    Health Business Blog

  • Patient portals: Hiding in plain sight

    David Williams
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Many physician offices have patient portals, since they’re a requirement for Meaningful Use Stage 2. But a new survey from Software Advice confirms what we knew intuitively – these portals don’t get much use. Patients don’t know they exist and doctors don’t use them a whole lot. That’s kind of odd considering that portals can be useful and efficient. They’re good for checking lab results, asking non-urgent clinical questions, renewing prescriptions, managing appointment schedules, patient education and paying bills. Why then is uptake so low? I have…
  • Health Wonk Review is up at Wright on Health

    David Williams
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Check out the latest Health Wonk Review blog carnival at Wright on Health. It’s the August Recess Edition.
  • Consumer Reports lets us down with attack on Zohydro ER

    David Williams
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Guess who’s got acetaminophen? Readers like me trust Consumer Reports to provide objective, unbiased recommendations on products and services. That’s why I’m so disappointed in the September cover story, The dangers of painkillers. The story rails against two products –Zohyrdo ER and acetaminophen– yet fails to mention that what differentiates Zohydro ER is that it is the only extended release version of hydrocodone that doesn’t contain acetaminophen. The article urges readers to contact the FDA to ask that Zohydro ER be banned and acetaminophen be…
  • FICO blows off medical debt for credit score. It’s about time

    David Williams
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    I owe how much for what? FICO, the company that measures credit risk, just made two important changes to the way it calculates the FICO Score. First, debt consumers repay after it goes to collection won’t count against them. Second, FICO will downgrade the importance of medical debt, so that people with unpaid medical bills won’t be lumped in with those who don’t pay their mortgage or credit card. I called for this change a year and a half ago (Should medical debt count against your credit rating?) Here’s what I wrote at the time: As far as I’m concerned, a lot of…
  • Whining about the thousand-dollar pill

    David Williams
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Medicine is too expensive! When I saw Paying for the Thousand-Dollar Pill, an anti-Sovaldi op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by the health plans’ head lobbyist, it brought back memories from my childhood when I toured the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC. The tour guide started off by showing us a wall with pictures of the 10 most wanted fugitives in the country and asked for our help in tracking them down. “If that’s their plan for catching these guys,” my dad whispered to me, “we’re in more trouble than I thought.” The author, Karen Ignagni,…
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    The Population Health Blog

  • CMS Succumbs to Disease Management Style Spin?

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    If, thanks to the medical home or disease management, you've witnessed the improvements in patients' care, you've also probably been frustrated by those silly skeptics' insistence on validation. But for traditional research designs, statistical significance, valid comparators and publication in obscure scientific journals, the face validity of nurse-led care management for high risk patients could have ushered in a new era in primary care. Darn those academic-actuary-statistician-weenies! And double darn CMS for falling for them and not funding the medical home and disease management!Which is…
  • Just What Is "Patient Engagement" in Health Care?

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    According to this paper by Barello et al in the Journal of Participatory Medicine, the muddled answer depends on when it was used as well as your professional background.Using a densely written "lexicographic qualitative analysis" to dive into over 250 scientific papers, the authors found that the term has evolved and may still be in its infancy. When it first began to regularly appear about 15 years ago, the term "patient engagement" was used in behavioral and nursing contexts to describe a dimension of established one-on-one provider-patient…
  • Doubling Down on Accountable Care Organizations and Health Information Networks

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Want to achieve effective health care, reduced costs, increased quality, population health, widespread prevention and seamless health information access?  It's easy, says  this article in Population Health Management: mix one part PHO with one part HRB to create a HAPPI.The Population Health Blog was confused too, but that's what's proposed by three smart academics from Johns Hopkins, Arizona State University and UC Berkeley.As the PHB understands it, Population Health Organizations (PHOs)would be responsible for all medical, public health,…
  • 17 Reasons Why Care Management Is Probably Not Going To Be in a Clinic Near You Anytime Soon

    14 Aug 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Here's a good review of all the reasons why care management has not become a routine part of patient care.  As policymakers, reformists, consultants and architects plan for a population and outcomes-based future, they'd be wise to think about the review's 17-point reality check.1) Start-up costs are considerable; 2) Costly to maintain; 3) Multi-year time horizon for any return on investment;4) Any success undercuts future traditional fee-for-service revenue;5) Can't be broken down into discreet 'reimbursible" units for fee-for-service payments; 6) It's paid for with…
  • The Just Right "Sweet Middle" of Care Management

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Finding the "just right" middleIf you're interested in care management (definition here), there's a supportive case report in the August 7 edition of the New England Journal. But it also makes a important point that appears to have been missed by the Editors.The Population Health Blog explains.The case revolves around a fragile cancer patient with abnormal blood chemistries and distributed locations of care. The author describes how care management successfully improved the patient's safety, required a lot of physician-to-physician communication and relied on care management's "reach"…
 
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    e-CareManagement blog

  • Swiss Cheese Health Insurance? “Benefits Adequacy” Moves To Front & Center

    Vince Kuraitis
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation’s health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers. The Washington Post In the past year, network adequacy has been one of the hot button issues for Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) in the […] The post Swiss Cheese Health Insurance? “Benefits Adequacy” Moves To Front & Center appeared first on e-CareManagement blog.
  • Patient Digital Health Platforms…A First Take

    Vince Kuraitis
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    This post was originally published on the HIMSS blog with the title “Patient Digital Health Platforms (PDHPs): An Epicenter of Healthcare Transformation?” Apple’s recent announcement about its HealthKit platform is a beacon of a much bigger trend. We are at the early stages in the rise of a new business and IT ecosystem: Patient Digital […] The post Patient Digital Health Platforms…A First Take appeared first on e-CareManagement blog.
  • MCOL Thought Leaders: Implications of Narrow Networks

    Vince Kuraitis
    28 Feb 2014 | 2:26 pm
    ow far will the trend towards narrower health plan networks go – and what are the implications?”   Alexander Domaszewicz Principal, Mercer ACA legislation put many guardrails on health program design – premium cost sharing must be affordable based on percent of pay and cost sharing through design requires at least a 60% value plan. […] The post MCOL Thought Leaders: Implications of Narrow Networks appeared first on e-CareManagement blog.
  • The Latest Health Wonk Review at Healthcare Talent Transformation

    Vince Kuraitis
    26 Sep 2013 | 6:10 pm
    "Will a government shutdown stop ObamaCare?" and many other timely topics are reviewed in the latest edition of the Health Wonk review. The post The Latest Health Wonk Review at Healthcare Talent Transformation appeared first on e-CareManagement blog.
  • Open.Epic: A (Not So Open) API

    Vince Kuraitis
    26 Sep 2013 | 2:00 pm
    Last week EHR vendor Epic unveiled it's new API (application programming interface) targeted at developers — more specifically at remote patient monitoring companies and health/wellness apps or portals. Epic seems to have had second thoughts about the site since only remnants of the landing page are still there as of today. The post Open.Epic: A (Not So Open) API appeared first on e-CareManagement blog.
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    Colorado Health Insurance Insider

  • Assigning an agent/broker with Connect for Health Colorado

    Jay
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    redirected The post Assigning an agent/broker with Connect for Health Colorado appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: What to look for when comparing Connect for Health Colorado plans Connect for Health Colorado Enrollment Update And Upcoming Deadlines Connect for Health Colorado Exceeding Enrollment Targets
  • Colorado health insurance quotes, research and support

    Louise
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
    No cost help comparing plans, understanding subsidies, enrollment, billing, claims, etc. Get the support you need. The post Colorado health insurance quotes, research and support appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Compare Health Insurance in Colorado Bipartisan Support For Colorado Health Insurance Exchange Drying Up Colorado Group Health Insurance Law Proposed
  • Summer Reading Program – learn something new about ACA implementation and gear up for open enrollment!

    Louise
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Brad Wright hosted this week’s Health Wonk Review over at Health Policy Analysis – be sure to check it out.  Two of my favorites this time around are from Health Affairs and Healthcare Lighthouse. At Health Affairs, John Kingsdale and Julie Lerche have an outstanding piece on some upheaval that could cause headaches for consumers […] The post Summer Reading Program – learn something new about ACA implementation and gear up for open enrollment! appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research…
  • Fixed Indemnity Plans – buyer beware; regulations begin soon

    Louise
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    In early 2013, we worked with a client shortly after he had received a sales pitch for what sounded like a very sketchy health insurance product.  We followed up on the issue, talking with an agent for the carrier in question, as well as the Colorado Division of Insurance.  At that time, full ACA implementation was still […] The post Fixed Indemnity Plans – buyer beware; regulations begin soon appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: IRS 2015 HSA Contribution…
  • Bundled payments and other risky endeavors

    Louise
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Jaan Sidorov of the Disease Management Care Blog did an excellent job with the latest edition of the Cavalcade of Risk.  There’s plenty of good reading there, so don’t miss it.  I thought one of the most interesting posts was from Dr. Sidorov himself, writing about bundled payments.  He makes some really going points, explaining […] The post Bundled payments and other risky endeavors appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Colorado Delaying Medicaid Payments…
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    Healthcare Economist

  • Mid-week links

    Jason Shafrin
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Workers’ Comp trends. LA storeys. Who ordered that? P4P skepticism. This paper is about nothing.  
  • Why don’t payers adopt my technology?

    Jason Shafrin
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Why don’t payers adopt innovative approaches to treat mental illness? For instance, crisis intervention programs, recovery-focused consumer education programs, telehealth programs, and on-line treatment programs have sometimes have had problems receiving reimbursement from payers. Monica Oss of OpenMinds takes the payers’ perspective: Often, the organization proposing the new program comes to the table with an expectation that the payer will reimburse for the service on a traditional volume-based, fee-for-service (FFS) basis. For most payers (whether Medicaid, Medicare, health…
  • A biologic by any other name would smell as sweet?

    Jason Shafrin
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:28 pm
    How important is a name?  In the case of biologics and biosimilars, billions of dollars depends on whether biosimilars can share the same name as branded biologics.  WonkBlog explains the biologic vs. biosimilar debate: Biologics, which treat serious diseases like cancer and multiple sclerosis, are usually more expensive than conventional drugs, and they’re also harder to make. Unlike traditional drugs made from chemicals, biologics are made from the proteins of living organisms. So that also makes it impossible to exactly duplicate biologics, but copy cat “biosimilars”…
  • Friday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    Do voters now like Obamacare? The deadliest drug. Evidence for digital medicine. X-ray goggles. CDC Ebola guidance.
  • Medicare Advantage Plans: Thumbs Up or Down?

    Jason Shafrin
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Austin Frakt says although Medicare Advantage plans used to be considered high cost, low-quality options, in recent years, these Medicare Advantage plans have vastly increased quality of care and have become less focused on cream-skimming healthier patients.   Medicare Advantage plans — private plans that serve as alternatives to the traditional, public program for those that qualify for it — underperform traditional Medicare in one respect: They cost 6 percent more. But they outperform traditional Medicare in another way: They offer higher quality. That’s according to research…
 
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    Workers Comp Insider

  • National Academy of Social Insurance Workers' Comp Report: Benefits, Coverage & Costs, 2012

    Julie Ferguson
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Workers' compensation benefits rose by 1.3 percent to $61.9 billion in 2012, while employer costs rose by 6.9 percent to $83.2 billion, according to a report released today by the National Academy of Social Insurance. The Academy notes that this reflects the continued economic recovery as employment and earnings rise, and that despite the uptick, program spending as a...
  • Health Wonk Review - August Recess Edition

    Julie Ferguson
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    Are you feeling a little out of touch on your health policy wonkery over the summer? Wondering how things are progressing with ACA and other health policy issues? Catch up on your reading at Health Wonk Review: August Recess Edition. Brad Wright posts a substantive issue at Wright on Health - check it out!...
  • Research Roundup

    Julie Ferguson
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    Summer reading! Here's a roundup of links to a variety of recent studies and reports that we find noteworthy - some that haven't received wide circulation. Mathematica: Risk Factors Associated with Disability Following Work-Related Injuries (PDF) Nan L. Maxwell and Nathan Wozny of Mathematica Policy Research have issued a study on work-related disability using a previously untapped database -- administrative...
  • Summer Reading: Risk Cavalcade & Other news of note

    Julie Ferguson
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Catching up on our summer reading post vacation, we have a number of pointers to noteworthy news. First we note that according to a recent RIMS survey, the total cost of risk for businesses rose 2% in 2013. To segue on that, we turn to Cavalcade of Risk - a few of our friends have hosted recent issues: See The...
  • 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:...
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    Health Beat by Maggie Mahar

  • Obamacare Enrollment 2015: How Many People Will Sign Up Next Year? (Public Support for Obamacare Is About to Turn a Corner) Part 1

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

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

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

  • Now Politico Tries RUC Raking

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    It has been a year since we wrote about the RUC, the American Medical Association's Relative Value System Update Committee.  There is only one thing new since then.  Politico just made another attempt to shed some light on this obscure committee and its outsize effect on health care.  To summarize the events so far, all I need to do is cut and paste from our last post on the topic, from July, 2013...In 2007, readers of the Annals of Internal Medicine could read part of the solution to a great medical mystery.(1)  For years, health care costs in the US had been levitating…
  • Move Along, No Health Care Corruption to See Here

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Health care corruption, remains a largely taboo topic, especially when it occurs in developed countries like the US.  Searching PubMed or major medical and health care journals at best will reveal a few articles on health care corruption, nearly all about corruption somewhere else than the authors' countries, usually in someplace much poorer.  While the media may publish stories about issues related to health care corruption, they are almost never so labelled.Yet Transparency International's report on global health care corruption suggested it occurs in all countries.  A recent…
  • Yet another health IT "glitch", that warm, fuzzy euphemism for life-threatening malfunctions: Internet outage left doctors without records for hours

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Up to 112,000, in fact.Nobody seemed to be listening when I and other "Health IT iconoclasts" warned years ago of issues like this regarding the blind-faith abandonment of paper and lack of truly robust local computing redundancy. When you're a patient, especially one in extremis, you do NOT want this to happen:Internet outage left doctors without records for hoursHuffington Post8/19/2014http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/19/internet-outage-doctors-records_n_5689260.htmlFor several hours last week, doctors at PIM Associates, a primary care practice in Philadelphia, couldn’t see patients'…
  • Merging Finance and Health Care Leadership - Robert Rubin Proteges Running DHHS, Spouse of Hedge Fund Magnate Running the FDA

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    Hidden between the lines of some not very prominent news stories were reminders of how close health care and financial leadership have become in these times of continuing economic unrest after the global financial collapse/ great recession.After the events of 2008, it became more apparent that the dysfunction in academics and health care  paralleled that seen in finance.  One reason may have been the overlapping leadership of finance and health care.  For example, in 2008 we first posted about how Robert Rubin, who was then a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation, the top group…
  • Don't worry, your information's safe. Community Health Systems says data stolen in cyber attack: just a mere 4.5 million people affected this time.

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    I have often written about my observations of the generally unimpressive qualifications and capabilities of IT personnel, up to and including the CIO's, in healthcare settings (e.g., baccalaureate-level education in a doctoral and post-doctoral setting, usually no clinical or biomedical experience, no computer science background, no medical informatics background, and sometimes not even a formal management information systems education) compared to other sectors such as pharma and academia.  I've written about this as an impediment to health IT progress and to healthcare IT safety.Now, I…
 
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    Medical Connectivity

  • Inaugural Clinical Alarm Safety Symposium

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

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

  • Ignition Switches: What Healthcare Executives Can Learn from General Motors, Part 2

    Steve Kayser
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    For healthcare executives, the question is, how do we ensure that we do not uncover a defect until it is associated with patient harm? The post Ignition Switches: What Healthcare Executives Can Learn from General Motors, Part 2 appeared first on Compass Clinical Consulting. Related posts: Ignition Switches: What Healthcare Executives Can Learn from General Motors, Part I Are there “ignition switch defects” in your hospital? How do... Ignition Switches: What Healthcare Executives Can Learn from General Motors General Motors is in the news again with a spotlight... Top 10 Things Healthcare…
  • Ignition Switches: What Healthcare Executives Can Learn from General Motors, Part I

    Steve Kayser
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    Are there “ignition switch defects” in your hospital? How do we ensure that we do not uncover a defect until it is associated with patient harm? The post Ignition Switches: What Healthcare Executives Can Learn from General Motors, Part I appeared first on Compass Clinical Consulting. Related posts: Ignition Switches: What Healthcare Executives Can Learn from General Motors General Motors is in the news again with a spotlight... Ignition Switches: What Healthcare Executives Can Learn from General Motors, Part 2 For healthcare executives, the question is, how do we ensure... Addressing the…
  • Ignition Switches: What Healthcare Executives Can Learn from General Motors

    Amy Mersch
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    General Motors is in the news again with a spotlight on the lack of consumer safety in its vehicles. Faulty ignition switches are to blame in 13 deaths. A 325-page investigative report from an outside attorney exposed GM’s failure for more than a decade to fix this defect. The report concluded that inept engineers, secretive [...] The post Ignition Switches: What Healthcare Executives Can Learn from General Motors appeared first on Compass Clinical Consulting. Related posts: Ignition Switches: What Healthcare Executives Can Learn from General Motors, Part I Are there “ignition switch…
  • Top 10 Things Healthcare Organizations Don’t Get Right in High-Level Disinfection and Sterilization -Part 2

    Franca Weitenberner
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Often, inpatient areas outside the main OR and sterilization processing department (SPD), clinics, and other outpatient areas process items—such a vaginal speculum or probes, ophthalmology and dental instruments, and other re-usable equipment—using steam sterilization or high-level disinfection that may not meet industry standards. The post Top 10 Things Healthcare Organizations Don’t Get Right in High-Level Disinfection and Sterilization -Part 2 appeared first on Compass Clinical Consulting. Related posts: High-Level Disinfection and Sterilization: Top 10 Things Healthcare…
  • High-Level Disinfection and Sterilization: Top 10 Things Healthcare Organizations Don’t Get Right

    Franca Weitenberner
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    The spotlight is on sterilization and high-level disinfection (HLD) processes during accreditation surveys, and many organizations struggle with ensuring compliance in all areas across the organization. Often, inpatient areas outside... The post High-Level Disinfection and Sterilization: Top 10 Things Healthcare Organizations Don’t Get Right appeared first on Compass Clinical Consulting. Related posts: Top 10 Things Healthcare Organizations Don’t Get Right in High-Level Disinfection and Sterilization -Part 2 Often, inpatient areas outside the main OR and sterilization processing... What…
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    Health in 30

  • My First YouTube Video is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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

  • The Essentials of Healthcare IT

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:50 pm
    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 Optimization10 Things to Look for in a Disaster Recovery ProviderStop Password Sprawl with SaaS Single Sign-On via Active DirectoryRequest 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…
  • 9 Questions Medical Marketers Should Ask About Call Tracking

    18 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    This guide discusses how to determine if you need call tracking, how call recording can help you be HIPAA compliant, and how to automate your marketing from call tracking. It will also provide a brief overview of Conversation Analytics.   These are the questions that you NEED to ask every call tracking vendor. These questions will ensure you choose the right call tracking vendor for your needs.Request Free!
  • Using Medical Billing Services To Streamline Your Practice

    16 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    The main reason most health care providers use medical billing services is to save money and increase the bottom line for the practice. Even after factoring in the service provider's fees, you will likely find that eliminating the time your staff spends on processing insurance claims results in direct cost savings. You can also expect to save on expenses such as salary, health care, insurance and training associated with maintaining an in-house billing staff.There are four key advantages to using a medical billing service:Cost savingsExpertiseFaster resultsIncreased collection revenueThis…
  • Medical Design Briefs

    12 Jun 2014 | 3:50 pm
    From heart pumps and defibrillators to surgical robots, NASA has developed thousands of medical breakthroughs on the way to space. Articles and product briefs focus on design advances that are shaping the future of health care — improving safety and saving lives while reducing costs. Each issue will report on electronics, sensors, test & measurement, imaging, software, materials, mechanical components, manufacturing/prototyping, and much more.Request Free!
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    Jeannehambleton77's Weblog

  • SHIVERING TRIGGERS BROWN FAT TO PRODUCE HEAT AND BURN CALORIES

    Jeanne Hambleton
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    SHIVERING TRIGGERS BROWN FAT TO PRODUCE HEAT AND BURN CALORIES From FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton February 24, 2014         NIH Research Matters National Institute of Health-Cell Metabolism.   Shivering, like exercise, triggers muscles to secrete a hormone that stimulates energy use in brown fat cells. The findings hint at new ways to alter the body’s energy balance and treat conditions such as obesity. During exercise, contracting skeletal muscles release the hormone irisin into circulation. Irisin can induce energy-storing white fat cells to take on characteristics…
  • YOU ARE AS OLD AS WHAT YOU EAT

    Jeanne Hambleton
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    YOU ARE AS OLD AS WHAT YOU EAT From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Posted on August 24, 2014                 By Stone Hearth News University College, London, UK The Journal of Clinical Investigation,   Researchers from UCL (University College London) have demonstrated how an interplay between nutrition, metabolism and immunity is involved in the process of ageing. The two new studies, supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), could help to enhance our immunity to disease through dietary intervention and help make…
  • ONCE A CHEATER, ALWAYS A CHEATER?

    Jeanne Hambleton
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:10 pm
    ONCE A CHEATER, ALWAYS A CHEATER? The adage might be true, a new study suggests From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Released 21-Aug-2014                   Source Dick Jones Communications                                                                                                       Citations American Psychological Association Convention, August 2014   Newswise — Once a cheater, always a cheater? The adage might be true, suggests a University of Denver…
  • INVESTIGATIONAL THERAPY FOCUSES ON SLOWING PROGRESSION IN MILD TO MODERATE ALZHEIMER’S

    Jeanne Hambleton
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    INVESTIGATIONAL THERAPY FOCUSES ON SLOWING PROGRESSION IN MILD TO MODERATE ALZHEIMER’S Houston Methodist’s Nantz National Alzheimer Center only Texas site to offer this study From FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Released: 20-Aug-2014 Source Newsroom: Houston Methodist   Newswise — Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease currently have no treatment options to slow brain cell deterioration. Researchers at Houston Methodist’s Nantz National Alzheimer Center are studying an investigational drug that proposes to do just that. T-817MA focuses on preventing brain…
  • GPs FACE DELAY IN PHARMACY FLU VACCINATION PLANS

    Jeanne Hambleton
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:14 pm
    GPs FACE DELAY IN PHARMACY FLU VACCINATION PLANS LMC forces delay in pharmacy flu vaccination plans From FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton                                                                       PULSE 22 August 2014 | By Caroline Price   Exclusive: GP leaders have forced NHS England in one area to halt plans to co-opt pharmacies into delivering flu jabs, amid concerns it would put practices at serious financial risk without helping to improve uptake in at-risk groups. LMC leaders in Shropshire and…
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    DermTV

  • How to Use Chemical Exfoliants in the Morning with Sunscreen

    Doctor
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    If after cleansing and / or toning, sunscreen is the first skin care product that should go on your skin during the day, and a chemical exfoliant such as glycolic is the first product in the evening, if you want to apply both in the morning, which one should be applied first? In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz discusses how to use chemical exfoliants in the morning with sunscreen. YouTube Embed:  eMoaU0SIE8M
  • Are Water Resistant Sunscreens Really Water Resistant

    Doctor
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Now that the FDA has eliminated "water proof" claims from sunscreen (because, quite frankly, sunscreen never was water proof), they're allowing "water resistant" language. But are water resistant sunscreens really water resistant? You may (or may not) be surprised to hear Dr. Schultz's answer in this episode of DermTV. YouTube Embed:  N_j-8I2kL7o
  • 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
 
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    The Vitals Blog

  • What to expect during an eye exam

    Vitals
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
      As we all know, an eye exam involves a series of tests to check the health of your eyes. The standard eye exam includes a number of tests that together take from a half hour to an hour to complete. Each test looks at a particular aspect of your vision or the health of […]
  • First Date with Your New Doctor

    Lauren Kroll
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Visiting a new doctor for the first time is kind of like going on a first date- there are so many questions and uncertainties going through your mind. Will we be a good match? Will they listen to me and understand my needs? Will I say the right things? In reality visiting a new doctor […]
  • Emmys 2014: Top 7 Best Television Doctors

    Kyria Abrahams
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    On our website, you can rate and review your doctor so new patients can be better informed. But what about the doctors who aren’t on our site — the ones who have killed patients in cold blood or been put on a leave of absence just as they were about to save someone’s life? Yes, […]
  • 6 Ways Moving Can Make You Sick

    Vitals
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Moving is often exciting. Yet, a new place can mean making adjustments – many of them.  There are new weather patterns to accommodate for, new people you’ll be in contact with, and, more often than not, new illnesses to battle.  Here are some conditions and illnesses that may be awaiting your arrival as you get […]
  • The State of the (Vacci)-Nation: Vaccinations for Children

    Vitals
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:41 pm
    America’s uneven progress in vaccinations for children defies simple characterization. Sources like The Child Trends Data Bank have failed to detect any differences in vaccination rates by ethnicity or race. Although the media often focuses on anti-vaxxers like Jenny McCarthy, the fact is that the majority of people do still have their children vaccinated. Urban vs. […]
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    The Search Principle: views are my own

  • Endorse the ‘Pisa Declaration on Policy Development for Grey Literature’

    Dean Giustini
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Read the Pisa Declaration Or, sign the declaration …. I recently had the pleasure of talking to Dominic Farace who is the Director at GreyNet International, and someone I have known as a librarian interested in the issues affecting the access and dissemination of grey literature. In early 2014, Farace et al developed an important new document and policy entitled the Pisa Declaration on Policy Development for Grey Literature. Some of the key points or issues discussed in the Pisa Declaration are: Open access to grey lit: librarians can make a commitment to open access to the grey…
  • Int’l Medical Program at BC Children’s Hospital, 2014

    Dean Giustini
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    I’m pleased to be working with Dr. Ran Goldman from the UBC emergency pediatrics division on an all-day course tomorrow for international medical students. Medical students will get me in the morning for sessions on PubMed & Google Scholar. The workshop will be aimed at giving the students time to practice their search skills. Students will have their laptops. Here is the ANSWER SHEET.  IMG students will receive only the questions A team of us will work with students on 4 of 5 exercises. Try to work on all questions! Consider giving them time to read each question (and help those…
  • 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…
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    Medgadget

  • Non-Invasive Brain Acoustic Drug Delivery

    Joshua Chen
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Dr. Elisa Konofagou, professor of biomedical engineering and radiology at Columbia University, has shown for the first time that the size of molecules crossing the blood brain barrier (BBB) can be manipulated through acoustic pressure generated by an ultrasound beam. Delivering drugs to the brain is exceptionally difficult as most small molecules and all large molecules cannot cross. Konofagou combined microbubbles, bubbles with lipid or protein shells that are filled with gas, and adjustments of acoustic pressure to test the delivery of various sized sugar molecules (Dextran) to the…
  • World’s First 3D Printed Vertebral Implantations

    Joshua Chen
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    Advancements in 3D printing has allowed for progress to be made in the field of biomedical engineering. In the world, there have been hip and knee replacements made with 3D printing; however, this is the first time that an artificial vertebral body has been 3D printed to be used in humans. The main advantages in 3D printing are the preciseness and flexibility in creating extremely complex shapes and features. This allows each implantation to be personalized towards each patient. Doctors at Peking University Third Hospital (China) recently announced the results of their clinical trials with…
  • IP Gloves Help Prevent Spread of Infection Thanks to Clever Trick (VIDEO)

    Editors
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Medical gloves are a great way to help prevent the spread of infection from person to person within clinical environments, but traditional gloves are are difficult to take off without contaminating the wrists in the process. A new product called IP Gloves aims to resolve this issue with a clever design trick that makes disposing of used gloves more tidy and sanitary. Normal gloves are often removed by pulling on their back, where the hand is inserted. This can cause the fingertips of the other glove to touch the wrist, leading to contamination from the very gloves meant to prevent it. The IP…
  • Withings Aura Sleep Assist System Now Available for Purchase

    Editors
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Having unveiled its Aura sleep system at CES in January of this year, Withings is now making the innovative product available for purchase. The Aura includes a sensor that’s placed under the mattress capable of continuously monitoring the person’s heart rate, breathing, and movement while sleeping. Additionally, the system keeps track of ambient noise, light, and temperature in the bedroom. All this information is recorded and can be reviewed in the morning to find out what may be causing poor sleep in the middle of the night. Moreover, the Aura helps the person get to bed…
  • Desorption Electrospray Ionization for Brain Tumor Identification

    Joshua Chen
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    NBIB-funded researchers have developed a new and more efficient method for screening brain tumors. The method uses a technique called Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (DESI MS) to screen for 2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG), a metabolite which is formed from a mutation in the brain tumor inducing gene IDH. The previous method that was developed 150 years ago required pathologists to take brain tissue samples and then use freezing and staining techniques to differentiate healthy tissue from malignant tumors. However, this process takes around 20 minutes to complete, which is a…
 
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Schistosomiasis (bilharzia) - 2014 Lancet review

    7 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Human schistosomiasis—or bilharzia—is a parasitic disease caused by trematode flukes of the genus Schistosoma. 230 million people worldwide are infected with Schistosoma spp. Schistosomiasis: Ending the Anguish of a Silent Disease - The Carter Center video.Adult schistosome worms colonise human blood vessels for years, successfully evading the immune system while excreting hundreds to thousands of eggs daily. The eggs must either leave the body in excreta or become trapped in nearby tissues. Trapped eggs induce an immune-mediated granulomatous response that causes:Systemic effects-…
  • 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.
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  • Twenty-Two Trends Shaping the Future of Medicine: The List

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    My upcoming book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, will become available on Amazon.com in black&white paperback, colored paperback and Kindle formats in a few days, therefore I thought I... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Most Connected Man: Video

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    There is an amazing article about Chris Dancy, who I also interviewed for my upcoming book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, and who is considered the most connected man. Sometimes, I heard... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • AliveCor Receives FDA Clearance to Detect Atrial Fibrillation

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    I’ve been using AliveCor for over a year now and I think this is the best device for measuring 1-channel ECG. I’ve been saying that it should soon be available for use for patients as... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Guide to the Future of Medicine: See The Cover!

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Here is the cover of my upcoming book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine. Only a few days left before it becomes available in paperback and e-book formats on Amazon.com. Over one year of hard work,... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Are There Limits of 3D Printing in Healthcare?

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    In only a few days’ time, one could read about the potentials of 3D printing in healthcare from different angles. Surgeons in Portugal recreated the tumor and surrounding tissue of a 5-year-old... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • The 125 Percent Solution: Fixing Variations In Health Care Prices

    Jonathan Skinner, Elliott Fisher, and James Weinstein
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    TweetSummer vacation’s finally here. You’re strolling along the beach, not a care in the world when – ouch – you step on a piece of broken glass and need a few stitches at the local hospital. Such routine procedures are painless enough, but depending on where you’re treated and by whom, the real pain could occur when you’re handed the ER bill. In some of the latest evidence on the crazy-quilt patterns of U.S. health care prices, Castlight Health found prices in Dallas TX ranging from $15 to $343 for the same cholesterol test.  What makes these price variations particularly…
  • Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative: The First Year

    William Golden, Joseph W. Thompson, Michael Motley, Mark Fendrick, Christopher Mathis, and Michael Chernew
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    TweetEditor’s note: This post is part of a periodic Health Affairs Blog series, which will run over the next year, looking at payment and delivery reforms in Arkansas and Oregon. The posts will be based on evaluations of these reforms performed with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The authors of this post are part of the team evaluating the Arkansas model. Arkansas payers and providers actively participated in the design of both the episodic payment and patient-centered medical home (PCMH) models the state has recently implemented. We’ve written about each of these…
  • Partnership And Progress On The Path To Achieving Millennium Development Goal 6

    Deb Derrick and Peter Yeo
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    TweetEditor’s note: For more on global health, stay tuned for the upcoming September issue of Health Affairs. In 2000, nearly 200 world leaders came together and agreed on a set of objectives intended to tackle some of the most pressing development challenges of our time, such as poverty, AIDS, and child mortality. With a target date of December 31, 2015, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) provided a clear path for progress and a platform for immediate action. Last week, on August 18, we reached a milestone on that path – as of that date, 500 days remained to achieve these eight…
  • Implementing Health Reform: New Accommodations For Employers On Contraceptive Coverage

    Timothy Jost
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:18 pm
    TweetOn August 22, 2014, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury released an interim final  and a proposed  rule providing for the accommodation of religious objections on the part of an employer or institution of higher learning to providing their employees or students coverage for contraceptive services.  A fact sheet on the rules was also released,   as was a notice on the revision of the form used to collect information on religious objections to contraceptive coverage. The proposed rule, which applies to for-profit entities, is being issued in response to…
  • Health Policy Brief: The Relative Contribution Of Multiple Determinants To Health Outcomes

    Tracy Gnadinger
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    TweetA new Health Policy Brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) examines factors that can contribute to health status. In the United States, less than 9 percent of health expenditures go to disease prevention, and there is little support for social services, such as programs for older adults, housing, and employment programs. This brief focuses on “multiple determinant” studies that seek to quantify the relative influence of some of these factors on health. It is part of a larger project, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which aims to…
 
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  • Top stories in health and medicine, August 27, 2014

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/medpage-today" rel="tag">MedPage Today</a>
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    From MedPage Today: ‘Sleep Drunkenness’ Common, But Rarely Unexplained. So-called confusional arousals — awakenings without coming fully aware — were reported in the past year by some 15% of respondents in a population-based survey, with nearly all such episodes associated with mental disorders or drugs known to affect sleep. The Siren Call of E-Cigarettes. Many of the e-cigarette recommendations made by the American Heart Association involve initiatives aimed at preventing youth access to the product. Controversy Aside, New Lipid Guidelines Prove Superior. The…
  • My new practice saves lives

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/rob-lamberts" rel="tag">Rob Lamberts, MD</a>
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Oh yeah.  Hot dang.  All right.  Groovy. Boom goes the dynamite. I had a very great day yesterday. I saw three patients who had recent diagnoses of cancer.  Yeah, those two statements seem to contradict.  They don’t.  Each person I saw gave me a clear view of how the practice I’ve been building over the past 18 months is making a difference.  A big, big difference. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • The consequences of prohibiting physicians’ free speech

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/michael-kirsch" rel="tag">Michael Kirsch, MD</a>
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I’m all for free speech and I’m very hostile to censorship.  The response to ugly speech is not censorship, but is rebuttal speech.   Of course, there’s a lot of speech out there that should never be uttered.  Indecent and rude speech is constitutionally protected, but is usually a poor choice.    We have the right to make speech that is wrong. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Sleep apnea in children: A primer from a pediatric intensivist

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/christopher-johnson" rel="tag">Christopher Johnson, MD</a>
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Earlier this year a child died following a surgical procedure in California for a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. The case generated a great deal of concern among parents about both this condition and the surgery often done to treat it. I wrote a post myself about it at the time. I still get questions about it because I care for quite a few children immediately after they have had surgery for it : What is it? How do we diagnose it? How do we treat it? Is surgery always necessary? Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online…
  • A life lesson in cost-awareness of medical care

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/christi-lucus" rel="tag">Christi Lucus, RN</a>
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    It was July 2012 and I was pregnant with my third child. As an experienced mother and labor and delivery nurse, I felt very comfortable at 29-weeks gestation and anticipated the usual course of pregnancy. However, at 30 weeks, I started battling with preterm labor issues. This eventually led to the early delivery of my son, a four week and stay in the NICU, and a life lesson in cost-awareness of medical care. 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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    CDPH News Room

  • Ebola Virus Poses No Significant Risk to Californians

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Aug. 8, 2014 - The risk of the spread of Ebola virus disease (Ebola) in California is low, according to California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman.
  • Ebola Test Results on Sacramento Patient Negative

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Aug. 21, 2014 - (CDPH) announced today that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tested the sample from the patient under investigation who is hospitalized in Sacramento and reports the test results are negative for Ebola.
  • CDPH Reports No Confirmed Cases of Ebola in the State

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:21 pm
    August 19, 2014 -The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is working with local health departments and health care providers statewide to identify patients who have traveled to countries affected by Ebola.
  • CDPH: Put Immunization on Your Back-to-School Checklist

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Aug. 18, 2014 - With the new school year about to begin, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of CDPH and state health officer, is encouraging parents to make sure their kids’ vaccinations are up-to-date before classes start.
  • CDPH’s New Open Data Portal Improves Transparency and Access to Data

    8 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Aug. 8, 2014 - The California Department of Public Health today launched its Open Data Portal, which will allow user-friendly access to the data it collects about important public health issues.
 
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    James Clear

  • How Creative Geniuses Come Up With Great Ideas

    James Clear
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:52 pm
    In 2002, Markus Zusak sat down to write a book. He began by mapping out the beginning and the end of the story. Then, he started listing out chapter headings, pages of them. Some made it into the final story, many were cut. When Zusak began to write out the story itself, he tried narrating it from the perspective of Death. It didn’t come out the way he wanted. He re-wrote the book, this time through the main character’s eyes. Again, something was off. He tried writing it from an outsider’s perspective. Still no good. He tried present tense. He tried past tense. Nothing. The…
  • The Physics of Productivity: Newton’s Laws of Getting Stuff Done

    James Clear
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:05 pm
    In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which described his three laws of motion. In the process, Newton laid the foundation for classical mechanics and redefined the way the world looked at physics and science. What most people don’t know, however, is that Newton’s three laws of motion can be used as an interesting analogy for increasing your productivity, simplifying your work, and improving your life. Allow me to this present this analogy as Newton’s Laws of Productivity. Newton’s First Law of…
  • 7 Improvements I Have Made to My Writing and Work

    James Clear
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Back in June, I took a sabbatical from writing for the entire month. One of the reasons for the break was to reflect on how I could produce a higher standard of work. When I returned in July, I started to test a few of my ideas. Today, I want to share 7 ways my work has improved, what you can expect from me in the future, and what steps I am taking to deliver a higher standard of work to you. 1. Citing references at the end of articles. You may have noticed that I have begun adding a “Sources” section to the end of my articles. For example, my articles on how to sleep better and…
  • How to Build Skills That Are Valuable: Lessons Learned From Selling Matches

    James Clear
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:06 pm
    In the early 1940s, a young boy was growing up in the small county of Almhult in southern Sweden. Within a few years, he would impact millions of people. At the time, however, nobody knew his name. The boy was occupied with a small and relatively simple project. He had recently discovered that it was possible to buy boxes of matches in bulk from Stockholm, which was a few hours away from his small town. He could get the matches for cheap and then sell them individually for a nice profit, but still at a reasonable price. Pretty soon, he was riding around town on his bicycle and selling matches…
  • Photo Essay: The Rocky Mountains and Streams of Colorado

    James Clear
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Each week, I write about the science of behavior change and better ways to build habits. My hope is that the research I share makes it slightly easier to improve your health, happiness, and creativity. But I don’t just want to focus on the highest quality research. I also want to be someone who puts ideas into action. I think it’s just as important to understand what it’s like to make improvements in the real world as it is to ground your ideas in proven science. With that in mind, one of the creative habits I have been working on is my photography. In my 2013 Annual Review,…
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    Dr. Wes

  • Where To Teach?

    DrWes
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    As I begin another year teaching EKG's to our new residents, I find I am increasingly asking myself "Where to teach?" I do not mean to imply a geographic sense to the word "where" (although this is difficult, too, as residents move from hospital to hospital in large health care systems like ours as they change rotations), but rather as more of a "level." What level do I teach our residents the
  • To the ABIM: What Real Life-long Learning Should Look Like

    DrWes
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    He left a little early to stop by the cath lab to see his patient before her procedure.  Cordial "Hello's" and "Good mornings" and "Any last questions?" were mentioned before she signed her consent.  The team was working feverishly to prepare her for her procedure.  "Have you met the anesthesiologist yet?" was next, and almost on cue, the anesthesiologist arrived and took over for a bit. He
  • Data Plan Health Care Shows Promise

    DrWes
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:50 pm
    CHICAGO - Citing mounting health care costs, electronic note bloat, and concerns with the quality and quality of Big Data, IBM, Apple, and EPIC Systems recently announced a new initiative to totally revamp US health care by offering health care services by data plan. The health care initiative was recently discovered in a little known section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (
  • Maintenance of Certification: Beauty Is in the Eyes of the Beholder

    DrWes
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    This must-read paper from Drs Centor, Fleming and Moyer was recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. While it does not pertain to specialists, it serves as a level-headed rebuttal to the positive perspective of the Maintenance of Certification program (MOC) developed and marketed by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Medical Specialties: "There are
  • The Tradeoffs of Obamacare

    DrWes
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    A few from above, from Saurabh Jha, MD (Twitter: @roguerad): The biggest trade-off is between a constitutional republic, with all its checks and balances, and a centrally-planned healthcare.  The two are fundamentally incompatible.  The future will yield many more convulsions.  Many more Halbigs. The optimism surrounding the ACA, summed up by President Obama's promise "if you like your doctor,
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    Summer Tomato

  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week breakfast and salt are back under fire, how to count your bites, and a possible risk in hand sanitizers. 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. (Yes, I took that picture of the pepper heart myself.) Links of the week Breakfast Downgraded From ‘Most…
  • Foodist Approved: DIY Quinoa Salad

    Elyse Kopecky
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    So you want to eat healthier but you’re not sure where to begin? A good place to start is revamping your lunch. Lunch is easy to overlook, inconveniently located smack-dab in the middle of the day. This means you might be tempted by anything you can grab on the go, often a processed-deli-meat sandwich or a deceptively-labeled energy bar. Since a long lunch and an afternoon siesta are not likely to become a part of our culture anytime soon, the best routine you can get into is to make a big batch of a veggie-loaded whole-grain salad on Sunday evenings. My go-to is a seasonal quinoa salad…
  • How to Kill Cravings, Reduce Your Appetite and Lose Weight Without a Magic Wand

    Darya Rose
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by charliebarker Last week I received a comment on an older blog post that really took me off guard. The post was about 9 Simple Tricks to Eat More Mindfully and Kelsey, a recent foodist convert, had one of the strangest problems I’ve ever heard after implementing some of the tips.   For the past few weeks I’ve been following these of Darya’s mindful eating guidelines: 4. Put your fork down between each bite 6. Try to identify every ingredient in your meal 7. Put your food on a plate 8. Sit at a table I haven’t missed a single meal with these and as a result my eating…
  • Improve Your Salads 237% With Carrot Ribbons

    Darya Rose
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    Carrot ribbons are better than Christmas! I hate to break it to you, but you’ve been using your vegetable peeler incorrectly for your entire life. And so have I, until recently. A few weeks ago I was casually browsing the internet looking for a recipe to include in my weekly For the Love of Food link roundup, when I stumbled upon an intriguing carrot salad recipe. The recipe itself was mildly interesting, but that wasn’t what captured my attention. I mean, how good can a carrot salad really be? But I do eat a lot of salads, especially this time of year when the farmers market is…
  • When Is a Habit Not a Habit?

    Darya Rose
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    Photo by Sasquatch I Recently a reader contacted me with a curious concern. She was a big believer in the power of mindful eating and set about diligently performing all the guidelines of mindful eating practice, including sitting at a table, removing distractions, eating only when hungry, chewing thoroughly, etc. It was going really well for a few weeks, until it all came crumbling down. Something in her day caused her resolve to crack, and without being able to stop herself she continued to break every rule in the mindful eating book: eating while standing, distracted, not hungry, and…
 
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    Daily Health Bulletin

  • 10 Foods To Improve Your Mood

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    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    When it comes to what we eat, turns out that beyond the flavor and feel in your mouth, there are brain chemicals that impact the pleasure you get from eating. In fact, they get started before you pick up a fork or open a wrapper, your brain sends out dopamine in anticipation of enjoying good food. That anticipation of course, makes anything you eat more pleasurable. Here are 10 foods that are naturally loaded with compounds shown to help improve your mood. 1. Clams have lots of vitamin B12 (low levels lead to depression) needed to make dopamine and serotonin. Even canned clams do the trick,…
  • Detox Health Emergency, The Bad and The Good…

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    26 Aug 2014 | 2:23 am
    Detoxing is much in the news. The benefits to vitality, weight loss and aging are spouted by celebrities and “gurus”, while at the same time research continues to point out the dangers of environmental toxins that are nearly unavoidable these days. Being rid of toxins seems like a smart choice as they are blamed for conditions like autoimmunity, autism, cancer, diabetes and dementia, even heart failure. Yet detox has some dangers (dehydration, blood sugar issues, deficiencies of potassium or sodium, diarrhea) you need to understand as well. Think of it this way. If you dumped the…
  • Why You Need To Stay Away From The Scale

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    25 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    Here’s an unusual tip in the weight watching world – don’t weight yourself a lot, and never, ever on a Monday. Think about what you do on your weekends and you’ll see immediately why this approach makes some good sense. You have more time; you eat out, or splurge more – setting you up for a big disappointment when you step on the scale that Monday morning. What’s more, experts know that body weight can actually fluctuate 4 pounds in one day. With this in mind, it hardly makes sense to jump on the scale on a daily basis. The readings you get will just be…
  • 5 Things To Know About Sun Protection

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    22 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    The sun is wonderful, pleasing and feels great on bare skin, but those rays can also be dangerous if you aren’t careful about protecting yourself. So while all of us enjoy getting a little sun, soaking up the warmth and light, we need to be safe and smart about our exposure. Here are of the most important reasons sunscreen is such a key part of protecting yourself from being damaged by the sun. Feel free to share with everyone you know. 1. Wear sunscreen, even on days that the sun isn’t out. You don’t need the sun to be shining from a clear blue sky for exposure to damaging…
  • Reading: Good For Your Brain And Body

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    21 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    If you love to read, here’s some news that will make your passion even stronger – the more you read, the healthier you are. Research is proving, again and again, that reading is very good for us, Stories have a beginning, middle and end, which encourages our brains to think in a logical sequence, giving muscle to your mind and memory, helping your brain because of the good mental workout called for when you open a book. In an age of Twitter and other social media that cater to short attention spans, you might think the novel has been replaced. Not so. Reading a novel (or other…
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • See that weird rash caused by a fitbit? That’s the only...

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    See that weird rash caused by a fitbit? That’s the only time a doctor will ever care about your fitbit. They’ll never care about the data generated from these devices, ever. Why? Because ignorance is bliss. Imagine if a doctor’s typical panel of 2500 patients all had fitbits and were all generating data and sharing all that daily data with doctors. That’s a lot of data for a doctor to digest on a daily basis. Of course the doctor surely wouldn’t be responsible for all of that data. The doctor would only be responsible for the data that sets off some sort of trigger. Let’s say that…
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    11 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
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  • Sherpaa is hiring full-time physicians!

    11 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    Are you a family practice or internal medicine doctor who wants to work at Sherpaa? Do you think healthcare is broken and you want to be on the team that’s fixing it? Are you ready for an exciting change? If so, please join us.  What do Sherpaa physicians do all day? They talk with patients via our app or phone, order tests, diagnose, treat, coordinate care, and/or refer to the perfect specialist for the patient. In fact, 70% of the time, we actually diagnose and treat without referring for an in-person visit. You work out of the Sherpaa office in Soho and become part of our growing…
  • 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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  • Twenty-Two Trends Shaping the Future of Medicine: The List

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    My upcoming book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, will become available on Amazon.com in black&white paperback, colored paperback and Kindle formats in a few days, therefore I thought I would share an excerpt of the table of contents revealing what trends are featured and described in details through stories and a lot of pictures in the book. Through these, I try to prove that we can use more and more disruptive technologies in medicine while successfully keeping the human touch. Please feel free to comment on these trends here or by using the #medicalfuture hashtag on Twitter.
  • The Most Connected Man: Video

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    There is an amazing article about Chris Dancy, who I also interviewed for my upcoming book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, and who is considered the most connected man. Sometimes, I heard people commenting on his story/journey saying that he is focusing on technology too much and his case should not be an example for others. Although I think he made it clear in this article why he is using a lot of wearables and sensors to make his life better. “I’m the most connected man in the world to myself,” he says. “I’m not the most connected man in the world to…
  • AliveCor Receives FDA Clearance to Detect Atrial Fibrillation

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    I’ve been using AliveCor for over a year now and I think this is the best device for measuring 1-channel ECG. I’ve been saying that it should soon be available for use for patients as well. See their recent press release for the great news. AliveCor, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company clearance for its algorithm to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. AliveCor’s automated analysis process (algorithm) instantly detects if patients are experiencing AFib through real-time…
  • The Guide to the Future of Medicine: See The Cover!

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Here is the cover of my upcoming book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine. Only a few days left before it becomes available in paperback and e-book formats on Amazon.com. Over one year of hard work, 70 interviews and 22 trends that will shape the future of medicine. My mission is to prove that it is possible to find a balance between using technologies and keeping the human touch in practicing medicine at the same time. I cannot wait to hear what you think about it! Stay tuned for more details about the book in the coming days!
  • Are There Limits of 3D Printing in Healthcare?

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    In only a few days’ time, one could read about the potentials of 3D printing in healthcare from different angles. Surgeons in Portugal recreated the tumor and surrounding tissue of a 5-year-old boy’s neuroblastoma using 3D-printing to be able to practice removing the tumor before trying again after failed attempts. In another story, a company tries to create a specialized filament and process for the 3D printing of medical pill capsules. More and more ideas appear online every day about how this technology could be used for medical purposes. Companies such as 3DSystems are in the…
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  • 7 Ideas You Can Steal to Smoothly Manage Your Schedule Like A True Pro Working From Home

    Guest
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
      Everyone already does a lot…sometimes it feels like you’re putting in such a great effort to create systems and daily routines that you realize how hard it is to manage your schedule. Whether it’s getting ready to have the kids go back to school or  you’ve decided to take that last end of summer vacation. Changes in a schedule can throw a wrench into your business if you haven’t planned for them. Managing your schedule ahead of time can keep you and¦ Read More » The post 7 Ideas You Can Steal to Smoothly Manage Your Schedule Like A True Pro…
  • The Guide to Painlessly Tracking Your Results with Google Analytics

    Guest
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
      How much time do you spend monitoring your results? Do you know how many people subscribe to your mailing list from Facebook? Do you know how many of those subscribers turn into customers? How many people visited your sales page during the last launch vs. how many actually completed a sale? Claire Pelletreau is back on the blog today to to share what she knows about tracking results during a launch. Her work creating and managing Facebook Ad campaigns depends¦ Read More » The post The Guide to Painlessly Tracking Your Results with Google Analytics appeared first on .
  • 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 .
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  • Product Focus: Yellow Bullet AMP by Hard Rock Supplements

    AstroNutrition
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    Imagine the dead of winter, the grey lull of overcast skies blanket the horizon, and you haven’t worked out in a week. Your motivation is at an all-time low. You can feel the successful routine you’d established during summer slipping away, and the return of your winter belly isn’t far off. read more
  • Acai Berry Super Food - A Nutritional Wonder

    AstroNutrition
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Acai berries are everywhere these days, but is the hype unfounded? Nutritional trends come and go, and not all of them are as healthy as they seem. read more
  • 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
 
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    totalhealth - Authoritative Medical Information from Senior Doctors

  • Guide to finding a lump in the breast

    Total Health
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:45 am
    Consultant Breast Surgeon, Simon Marsh has provided a thorough and useful guide for women who are concerned on finding a lump in their breast. The first question to ask on finding a lump is - "What should I do?". Mr Marsh says, "It is completely understandable that you might worry about the possibility of breast cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. if you find a lump, but remember; most lumps are not cancer. read more
  • Why is depression more common in women than men?

    Total Health
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    It has been known for some time that depressionFeelings of sadness, hopelessness and a loss of interest in life, combined with a sense of reduced emotional well-being is more common in women than men, but it is also more common in women at times of hormonal fluctuations such as: read more
  • Public transport commuters have healthier weights than people who drive to work

    Total Health
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:11 am
    It is no great surprise that a new study has found that active methods of commuting to work such as walking and cycling are linked to lower body weights and body fatOne of the three main food constituents (with carbohydrate and protein), and the main form in which energy is stored in the body. compositions than those who drive. However, the research in question has also found that these health benefits are also shared by people who commute to work by public transport. 
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  • Scientists make breakthrough in fight against hospital superbugs

    Total Health
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough in the fight against the most antibiotic resistantA microbe, such as a type of bacteria, that is able to resist the effects of antibiotics or other drugs. hospital superbugs. read more
  • Latest Treatments for Football Injuries

    Total Health
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Author:  Dr Ralph Rogers Expert Guide to Treating Football Injuries Treatment and Rehabilitation of Hamstring Injuries Metatarsal Fractures caused by Playing Football Rectus Femoris Injuries caused by Playing Football read more
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    Diet, Health and Fitness Tips Lisa Johnson Fitness

  • Cross-Training to Reduce Injury

    Lisa Johnson
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    I was watching the PGA Championship this past weekend and the extraordinary run of Rory McIlroy as, stroke by stroke, he made his way to victory. My husband and I began commenting on how common back injuries are in the sport and that a lot of the top players are walking wounded. In golf, you’re only swinging in one direction. Hundreds of times a day when you count time on the driving range practicing. This puts a lot of repeated pressure on the spine, and among elite golfers back, hip, and knee injuries are common. Take this same idea and apply it to a major league pitcher or professional…
  • 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…
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    Health and Medicine News from SciGuru.com

  • Finding Keys to Glioblastoma Therapeutic Resistance

    Science News Desk
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found one of the keys to why certain glioblastomas – the primary form of a deadly brain cancer – are resistant to drug therapy. The answer lies not in the DNA sequence of the tumor, but in its epigenetic signature. These findings have been published online as a priority report in the journal Oncotarget.read more
  • Gene Technique Identifies Hidden Causes of Brain Malformation

    Science News Desk
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have developed a strategy for finding disease-causing mutations that lurk in only a small fraction of the body's cells. Such mutations can cause significant problems, but cannot be detected with traditional methods of genetic testing, as well as newer, more costly genome sequencing technologies.read more
  • Rare kidney tumor provides insights on role of metabolic changes in cancer

    Science News Desk
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Researchers in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Network have made a number of new findings about the biology and development of a rare form of kidney cancer. They found that the disease – chromophobe renal cell carcinoma (ChRCC) – stems in part from alterations in genes in the mitochondria, the cell’s energy supplier. They also discovered that the tumor is characterized by genetic rearrangements near a gene important in DNA repair and in maintaining telomerase, the enzyme which determines a cell’s lifespan.read more
  • Laser Optical Tweezers Reveal How Malaria Parasites Infect Red Blood Cells

    Science News Desk
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by a parasite that invades one red blood cell after another. Little is known about this infection process because it happens so quickly, potentially explaining why there is currently no approved malaria vaccine. In a study published by Cell Press August 19th in the Biophysical Journal, researchers used a tool called laser optical tweezers to study interactions between the disease-causing parasite and red blood cells.read more
  • Happiness in Schizophrenia

    Science News Desk
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Schizophrenia is among the most severe forms of mental illness, yet some people with the disease are as happy as those in good physical and mental health according to a study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The study is published online this week in the journal Schizophrenia Research. “People tend to think that happiness in schizophrenia is an oxymoron,” said senior author Dilip V. Jeste, MD, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences.read more
 
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    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India » Health & Fitness

  • Home remedies for bright white teeth

    Gautam
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:35 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalPearly whites gone pale! One of the most common problems that every dentist comes across. Though we all wish to have pearly white smile, going for crazy expensive treatments definitely burns a hole in our pockets, thank goodness there are some home remedies which are not only easy but very reasonable.Banana peels: Bananas are considered to be a wholesome fruit that houses loads of nutrients. But do you know that banana peels are a great source…
  • Novel way to tackle malaria parasite gene

    Gautam
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information Portal“This approach could enable much more rapid gene analysis and boost drug-development efforts,” said Jacquin Niles, an associate professor of biological engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria, has proven notoriously resistant to scientists’ efforts to study its genes.It can take up to a year to determine the function of a single gene, which has slowed…
  • Want to live longer? Eat Walnuts

    Gautam
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalScientists discovered that these edible seeds cut the risk of dying from cancer by 40 per cent and from cardiovascular disease by at least 55 per cent, the Daily Express reported. In general, nut eaters in the research had a 39 per cent lesser risk of death and walnut eaters in particular a 45 per cent reduced threat. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain, was done on 7,000 people…
  • Exercises for better eyesight

    Gautam
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalIn 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…
  • 2 min of exercise helps elderly stay healthy

    Gautam
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalIt 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…
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • The High Cost of Commuting

    Mark Sisson
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Between gas, car maintenance, bus fare, and train tickets, commuting can get expensive. Driving a mile in the US costs around $0.55, according to the IRS, and some estimates (PDF) even peg this country’s working poor as spending close to 10% of their income on commuting. Financial experts suggest that a one way commute of 20 miles (which is roughly average) will cost you almost $50,000 every ten years. If you’re one of the 600,000 “mega-commuters” who travel at least 90 minutes each direction in the US, your costs skyrocket. But commuting isn’t just financially…
  • Dear Mark: Dealing with Undersleeping, and the Nutritional Value of Yeast

    Mark Sisson
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got two questions. First up is a big one: how do you deal with the inevitable bout of acute sleep loss? Are there pills to take, exercises to do or avoid, foods to eat or not? Or are we completely helpless in the face of undersleeping? And second, I discuss the importance – or not – of yeast in the diet. Are we missing out on an integral part of the human diet by avoiding the yeast found in bread? Let’s find out: Hi Mark We all agree that getting enough sleep is important on all levels, and a good sleeping routine is vital…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 310

    Mark Sisson
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    I did a few podcasts recently. First, I talked about the basics of Primal living on the Low Carb Paleo Show. I also chatted with Sam Feltham of Smash the Fat and Chris Martenson of the Peak Prosperity podcast about the primacy of diet in determining our health and genetic destiny. Research of the Week Long term (5 year) ketosis has no negative effect on bone density and body composition in adults with GLUT-1 deficiency. Those fMRI studies should be taken with a grain of salt. Active neurons don’t always show increased blood flow. Yep, extra virgin olive oil is still really good for…
  • Tomato and Eggplant Gratin

    Worker Bee
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you want a beautiful side dish to set on the table, this tomato and eggplant gratin is it. Especially when made with colorful heirloom tomatoes. It tastes rich and decadent but is actually quite healthy when you take into account the antioxidants from the tomatoes and eggplant, potential health benefits of full fat dairy and protein from eggs. Did you know that eggplant has high levels potent antioxidants? And as most people know, so do tomatoes. Healthwise and flavorwise they make a good team. But enough about all the healthy stuff. Plain and simple, this tomato and eggplant gratin is…
  • It Was Time to Change: 228 Pounds Lost and Lifelong Dreams Realized

    Guest
    22 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! I have been morbidly obese practically my entire life. By the time I was 10 years old, I was a chubby kid, weighing in at over 100 pounds. I was in size 44 pants by the time I was in high school and kept going up from there. In November 2010, I…
 
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  • App Crowdsources Assistance for Arrest Victims

    DrV
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    If you need evidence that social networks can save lives, have a look at PulsePoint, a crowdsourcing app for connecting cardiac arrest victims with assistance. As reported in Re/code this morning, PulsePoint’s free app connects to local 911 call centers and alerts users when there is someone nearby in need of CPR.  PulsePoint users get an alert the same time as local emergency responders.   It also shows the location of the closest automatic defibrillator (if there is one nearby) as well as a reminder about how to do CPR, just in case the user has an adrenaline-induced brain-freeze. This…
  • Social Health’s Sewer of Self-Interest

    DrV
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:47 am
    There’s an affirmation bias in public dialog.  We only like things.  Facebook, for example, only offers Like button.  To dislike is not PC. Perhaps we can thank the marketers.  In social’s early history, we took our cues from marketing professionals who were the early adopters in the use of new media.  They’ve traditionally lead the conversation on conversation.  Marketers love to cheer. Moving beyond cheerleading But what marketers want and do may be entirely different from what healthcare professionals might and should do.  It’s not that we can’t promote, but maybe we have…
  • Twitter’s New Paternalism

    DrV
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:37 am
    Twitter has changed its policies such that it is now putting tweets into your timeline based upon who you are connected to and what they feel is relevant.  The algorithms for relevance are a mystery, however.  The official explanation can be found at What is a Twitter timeline? Daniel Graf, Twitter’s new product boss, put it this way: Surfacing the kinds of great conversations that pop up in peoples’ timelines from time to time, making sure that for those users who follow hundreds of accounts, they don’t miss the very, very best pieces of those streams as they flow by, and…
  • Print Media as a Cure for Hemorrhoids

    DrV
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
      Fascinating case report of a readers whose hemorrhoids were cured with the discontinuation of the print edition of The Economist. Note that this is an N of 1.  The manipulation of print media has not been proven in any double-blinded study to impact outcomes with rectal varices. I’m wondering what we could do for short gut in kids. Via The Economist.  h/t to Tom Standage for pulling this into my feed.
  • The Rise of Medicine’s Creative Class

    DrV
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    Are we witnessing the rise of a creative class in medicine? The creative class in medicine may be seen as a key driving force for change in a post-analog era.  They are the disruptors willing to poke the box.  The reason that this emerging segment of health care providers is so remarkable is that medicine typically punishes creativity.  In medicine, makers make at significant professional risk. The creative class in medicine is facilitated by the democratized tools for writing, recording, photographing, making and publishing.  Anyone with an internet connection and a good idea can have a…
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    Weight Loss Success

  • Weight Loss Exercise

    George Diamond
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:33 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Weight Loss Exercise Weight Loss Success Weight Loss Exercise Weight loss is about taking in less calories than you burn. This means that you can either eat less or exercise more. If you are like I was you will need to do both if you want to lose weight. I have found that exercise has many benefits: It helps tone you up Build’s strengths Burns calories Increases your metabolism Gives you more energy Exercise is a great way to give your weight loss a boost. The key is to find one that you like and keep…
  • Show Me Weight Loss Results!

    George Diamond
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Show Me Weight Loss Results! Weight Loss Success Weight Loss Results When someone first starts the weight loss process, their initial thought is “show me the weight loss!” Results are what they want, and they want them fast. This was my thinking. I thought I would lose weight because I wanted to not because of what I did. I wanted to do the minimum and get the maximum results. I was taught quickly that it doesn’t work that way. If we want results, we need to earn it. We need to work at it.
  • You Decide – Decide to Shed Weight

    George Diamond
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond You Decide – Decide to Shed Weight Weight Loss Success Decide to Shed Weight If we want to lose weight, we will need to make a lot of decisions. The first and biggest decision is the decision to shed weight. Once we make that decision the rest of the decisions will fall into place. For example, when we make the decision to shed weight… We are making the decision to reduce our portion sizes. We are making the decision to eat healthier. We are making the decision to exercise regularly. We are making…
  • Weight Loss Motivation Collage

    George Diamond
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Weight Loss Motivation Collage Weight Loss Success Weight Loss Motivation – Collage Things to motivate you to lose weight. Search Terms: Look Better Feel Better Lower Risk Heart Attack Stroke Live Healthier Live Longer For Your future For Your Family The post Weight Loss Motivation Collage appeared first on Weight Loss Success.
  • Reward Yourself While Losing Weight

    George Diamond
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:31 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Reward Yourself While Losing Weight Weight Loss Success Weight Loss Rewards Losing weight is great in and of itself. However, have a plan to reward yourself when you reach specific milestones. For instance, buy yourself a new piece of clothing. Get a spa treatment. Go for a night out. There is only one rule. Don’t do anything that will cause you to gain any of the weight back. Rewarding yourself will add to your motivation. Rewarding yourself will make you feel good about what you are doing. Weight…
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • Alphabet Soup: H (as in Hurry Up and Post Before Something Else Comes Up)

    Cammy Chapel
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    Despite appearances to the contrary, The Tippy Toe diet has NOT become a monthly or semi-monthly blog. Things just keep coming up! But it’s quiet right now, so I’m going to sneak in my next installment of Alphabet Soup, the series in which I explore–alphabetically–the words and concepts that help me with weight management. “H”, as it turns out, was/is a very helpful letter for me in dealing with matters of weight. First and foremost, the concept of making healthier choices, even if not always the healthiEST choice, helped me transition from a mostly…
  • Back to Basics

    Cammy Chapel
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    I’ve been whining a lot about my crazy schedule, but I’m pleased to say that this has been a better week for me. My schedule is still all over the place, but I’m feeling very much on point with my nutrition and exercise. That alone helps combat stress and fatigue. I’m hoping it will also help with getting the proper amount of sleep. One of the things I’ve done to feel more “in control” is to return to full meal logging in sparkpeople. It takes only a few minutes a day and should be helpful for peace of mind, if nothing else. I haven’t made any…
  • On the Menu: Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

    Cammy Chapel
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    One of my favorite things about summer is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. In this particular crazy summer, my schedule and meals have been so scattered that I’ve hardly even taken the time to enjoy the season’s bounty. A few tomatoes, a bit of watermelon, lots of strawberries–and that’s about it. Fortunately, I had time to make a decent grocery run last weekend and picked up some fresh produce, including the subject of today’s post: fresh green beans! Even better, I actually had an opportunity to prepare them tonight! As you might expect, this is…
  • AIM: Changing the Plan

    Cammy Chapel
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:41 am
    Change is an inevitable part of life, but it takes on a tricky note when it comes to weight management. When we want to lose weight, we’re all change! change! change!, but once we reach our desired weight, the dialog shifts to stay the same! stay the same! stay the same! But life has a tendency to get in the way of that, and that’s the subject of this month’s AIM post: how our maintenance plans have changed over time. When I began losing weight, I focused on building a plan that would carry me through maintenance. Not TO maintenance, but THROUGH maintenance. Previous…
  • 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,…
 
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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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    Be Well Buzz

  • Courage Is Not The Absence of Fear But Charging Forward in Spite of It

    Carmelo Cincotta
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    Courage is a necessity of life if you are truly to move forward from where you are to where you want to be. Most people do not do anything until they experience pain. These people are what I call “move away from pain” people. But it takes true courage to be a “move towards pleasure” type of person. The irony is when you try moving away from pain you seem to experience more pain and when you move towards pleasure you seem to attract more pleasure. The former is moving because you have to and the latter is moving because you choose to. It takes great courage to decide to move towards…
  • Being Stressed About Stress

    Yvonne Chamberlain
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Don’t you just wish you could control your life so you didn’t have stress beating you down all the time? Let’s be real, there always will be “stuff” that happens in life outside our control. It is how we respond to this stress that make the difference in how we live. Stress comes in a variety of forms. It could be a loved who has been diagnosed with some illness, or perhaps you aren’t feeling so well and you are waiting for tests to be done. It could be a huge, unexpected bill that comes in the mail, or a phone call to say your child is in trouble at school. Perhaps you are going…
  • The Flu: When Your Children Need Medical Attention

    Rachel Pharlain
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    Has your child caught the flu yet? If they have, you know a little about what to expect: fever, chills, coughing, runny nose. They all combine into creating an illness that can bowl over your child. After my little girl became sick the first time, I vowed to discover a way to decrease the likelihood she would get the flu again. Unfortunately, the flu itself and my daughter’s own nature continued to thwart my efforts. The Problems: • Unable to tell if playdates are sick. Influenza is contagious a day before symptoms appear. • Children sent back to school while contagious. Influenza…
  • Need A Mood Stabilizer? Perhaps Your Nutrition Is The Answer!

    BeWellBuzz
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:46 am
    It almost seems like there is a pill for everything! There are advertisements on television, in magazines, at the grocery store, pharmacy, and doctor’s offices. This is especially true in the area of psychotropic drugs. Western culture has a tendency to overlook the mind-body connection, and the result is the creation of modern psychiatry. In the search for the right combination of medicine, maybe it is time to consider that the best “medicine” out there may be the food that we put into our bodies. This article is all about how to use food in order to help us feel better about…
  • The Absolute Must-Knows of FIBER

    BeWellBuzz
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet. It is naturally found in many fundamental foods. For a well-balanced diet, fiber – both soluble and insoluble – must be regularly consumed to maintain a multitude of bodily functions. Fiber found in foods that cannot be digested or, if fiber ferments at a later stage in the digestive process, it is called dietary fiber. Dietary Fiber is also known as roughage or bulk and is commonly classified as soluble or insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber is found in oats, fruit, vegetables, certain legumes such as peas or beans, barley and psyllium. In…
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • 6 Reasons to consider Aromatherapy Certification

    Andrea Butje
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Are you registered for Aromahead Institute’s free webinar, All About Aromatherapy Certification? If not, I am excited to invite you! On the webinar I will answer all of your questions about how aromatherapy certification can help you. (I’ll even show you how aromatherapy chemistry can be easy. This is seriously the most fun you can have learning chemistry!) Click here to register There are so many reasons people who love essential oils want to get their certification. Do any of these sound familiar? You would like to understand more about which essential oils to use and why, so…
  • Win Two Great Prizes on Aromahead’s Upcoming Webinar!

    Andrea Butje
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    I’m so excited to announce a contest that I’ll be holding on Aromahead’s upcoming webinar, “All About Aromatherapy Certification”! If you want to become a Certified Aromatherapist, this webinar is perfect for you. You could win a lifetime membership to Aromahead’s Component Database and Distiller Directory (valued at more than $550)! How to Become Eligible to Win Register for All About Aromatherapy Certification webinar – click here. (There are three dates so you can choose which one works best for you.) Take our quick questionnaire about the…
  • Free Webinar! All About Aromatherapy Certification

    Andrea Butje
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Have you ever thought about becoming a Certified Aromatherapist? Do you have questions about what’s involved in aromatherapy certification, or whether it’s right for you? I’ve created a free webinar that will answer your questions! In the webinar, I will outline the aromatherapy certification educational standards and guidelines required to be approved by the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. This webinar will be perfect if you: Have used essential oils, but want to take your knowledge to the next level and become a…
  • 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…
 
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    Becker's Spine Review

  • Medtronic keeps getting bigger — acquires Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation for $200M

    Laura Dyrda
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Medtronic acquired Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation for around $200 million in an all-cash transaction. The medtech giant has been on the forefront of the consolidation boom since the beginning of 2014, and only continues to grow. The company is at the center of one of the largest device company acquisitions in history — a $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien expected to become final by the end of this year or beginning of next year.   As for their most recent transaction, here are five key concepts:   1. Sapiens SBS will strengthen Medtronic's capabilities in brain function…
  • Do experienced surgeons have better outcomes with scoliosis surgery? 5 findings

    Laura Dyrda
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    An article recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examined whether surgeon experience had an impact on outcomes for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis correction. The researchers examined posterior-only surgical procedures for AIS from 2007 to 2008 and followed patients for a minimum of two years. There were nine surgeons in the study total — four who had less than five years of experience and five surgeons who had five or more years of experience. Around 165 patients were included in the study.   The researchers found:   1. Less experienced surgeons fused an…
  • NFL, FIFA & others convene on concussions

    Laura Dyrda
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    The National Football League medical professionals are partnering with their counterparts in FIFA for better identification, management and treatment in athletes with concussions, according to a Times Free Press report. An NFL grant funded a new "think tank" to examine concussions, with Rich Ellenbogen, MD, as chairman of the NFL's head, neck and spine committee in attendance. He promotes communication between the sports and leagues around the world to find the best methods for identification and treatment.   Concussions were a major issue in the World Cup recently held in Brazil and…
  • Amedica names Dr. B. Sonny Bal chairman of the board

    Laura Dyrda
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Amedica named B. Sonny Bal, MD, JD, MBA, chairman of its board of directors. Amedica is a medical device company focused on silicon nitride ceramics for spine and orthopedic procedures. Dr. Bal has been on Amedica's board of directors since February 2012. He is a professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a special interest in joint replacement surgery and ceramic bearings.   Dr. Bal is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and American Bone and Joint Surgeons. He has published…
  • 50 things to know about spine surgery radiation exposure

    Laura Dyrda
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    Here are 50key points on radiation exposure during spine surgery from studies and expert articles on the topic. C-arm fluoroscopy vs. portable X-ray or CT [Study published in The Spine Journal]   1. For single lateral/posterior-anterior entrance, patient radiation exposure was on average 116 mR/102 mR for the C-arm.   2. In the same procedure, patient radiation exposure was 3,435 mR/2,160 mR for the X-ray radiography   3. The patient radiation exposure was 4,360 mR/5,2220 mR for the O-arm.   2. Surface exposure for lateral/posterior-anterior approaches for the O-arm was…
 
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • The Turning Point for My Daughter

    Larry Lewis
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:11 am
    The Turning Point for My Daughter was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living As we live our lives, we experience both positive and negative events. Some of these experiences will have a major impact on our lives and our futures, while others will not. Some of these experiences may completely change the direction of our lives and be seen as a turning point. Today was a very special day in my family’s life. One that saw an incredible achievement attained against the odds. Common amongst teenagers in this day and age is the lack of self-confidence and in fact a debilitating low…
  • Are You Worried About Dementia

    Larry Lewis
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    Are You Worried About Dementia was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living If like me, you’re in the over 50+ age bracket then a question I would like to ask is are you worried about dementia? We’ve all heard about dementia but are we overlooking the symptoms and do we have that ‘it will never happen to me’ attitude when it comes to this illness. Seeing my own mother stricken down by Dementia, month by month deteriorating, losing her mind, until she seemed more like a baby, totally dependent on others was an incredibly humbling and saddening experience. To then…
  • Sharing Your Story

    Larry Lewis
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:46 am
    Sharing Your Story was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living One of the most important lessons I’ve learned on my life journey is that failure will often be a  predecessor to ultimate success. There are countless success stories where success has been created out of the ashes of failure. Thomas Edison failed over 6,000 times before creating the first electrical lightbulb. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team,  Oprah Winphrey was fired from an early anchor spot and deemed “unfit for TV.” I had my beautiful house repossessed and was declared…
  • Can cycling cause erectile dysfunction and infertility?

    Larry Lewis
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Can cycling cause erectile dysfunction and infertility? was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Cycling has many health benefits. It is a relaxing pastime, promotes cardiovascular health without putting strain on your joints and is a fun way of getting around. While the health benefits of cycling are clear, researchers have been trying to determine whether there could be a downside to cycling on a regular basis. Riding a bicycle, so the theory goes, could potentially reduce the blood flow to the penis and eventually lead to erectile dysfunction; the inability to gain and maintain an…
  • 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 Living In 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…
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    Elements4Health

  • Search for Biomarkers Aimed at Improvement on Treatment of Painful Bladder Condition

    Dana
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are on a mission to better understand and treat interstitial cystitis (IC), a painful and difficult-to-diagnose bladder condition. They undertake this task with the advantage of technology that can analyze tissue samples and measure the activity of thousands of genes at once. “We are looking for molecular biomarkers for IC, which basically means we are comparing bladder biopsy tissue from patients with suspected interstitial cystitis to patients without the disease. The goal is to identify factors that will lead to a more definitive…
  • Gene Likely to Promote Childhood Cancers Pinpointed

    Dana
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    In a study involving mice, researchers at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have identified a gene that contributes to the development of several childhood cancers. If the findings prove to be applicable to humans, the research could lead to new strategies for targeting certain childhood cancers at a molecular level. The study was published August 11, 2014 in the journal Cancer Cell. “We and others have found that Lin28b – a gene that is normally turned on in fetal but not adult tissues – is expressed in several childhood cancers, including…
  • Study Shows Medication May Help Type 2 Diabetics Live Longer Than Non-Diabetics

    Dana
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    A large-scale study involving over 180,000 people has shown that patients treated with a widely-prescribed drug for type 2 diabetes can live longer than people without the condition. The findings indicate that metformin, used to control glucose levels in the body and already known to exhibit anti-cancer properties, could offer prognostic and prophylactic benefits to people without diabetes. Published in a leading diabetes journal, Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism by scientists from Cardiff University, the study set out to compare the survival of diabetes patients prescribed with metformin…
  • Substance Abuse Linked to Gender, Genes, and Environment

    Dana
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Clinicians and researchers have known for decades that gender shapes the kinds of risks and protections people are exposed to in everyday life, causing men and women to experience different types of health problems. Social integration, including strong family ties, can protect one’s well-being and even reduce the impact high-risk genes have on health. An Indiana University study focusing on substance abuse, however, found that a three-way interplay of gender, genetics and social integration produced the different outcomes for men and women. The study by medical sociologist Brea Perry is…
  • Unemployed Men Involved in Training Programs Less Likely to Suffer Depression

    Dana
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Do welfare-to-work training programs improve the happiness and well-being of its unemployed citizens? Yes, and especially that of jobless men, says Daniel Sage of the UK’s University of Stirling according to a new article in Springer’s Journal of Happiness Studies. His detailed analysis of data from the UK’s Annual Population Survey shows that such active labor market programs that mimic the routines of the workplace work best. Being unemployed can have a long-term scarring effect on a person’s subjective sense of well-being and levels of life worth, happiness, anxiety and…
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    BitterSweet

  • The Sun Also Rises

    Hannah Kaminsky
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    To anyone who still maintains that vegans are missing out on the greatest pleasure in life, commonly referred to as cheese, I challenge you to open you eyes- and mouth- to the latest wave of dairy-free innovations. Just take a gander at the luxurious spread above, and try telling me about the lack of options with a straight face. We’ve got the mainstream, meltable cheeses covered and now gourmet, artisan options seem to be the final frontier. Consider that great unknown territory officially conquered, claimed in the name of SunRAWise. An upstart based in Florida, these cashew-based…
  • All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes

    Hannah Kaminsky
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    When it comes to the divide between sweet and savory, the line that separates the two is becoming thinner and more difficult to distinguish with every passing year. Palates are opening up, eaters from all walks of life are growing more adventurous, and chefs are gleefully pursuing their wildest culinary dreams. Such reckless innovation inevitably comes at a price, paid in disappointing or sometimes downright repulsive new tastes (I’m looking at you, cappuccino potato chips) but it’s a gamble well worth taking. In a world with such a vast array of flavors, there must still be…
  • Home Grown Tomatoes

    Hannah Kaminsky
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    “A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.” Laurie Colwin, Home Cooking “It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” Lewis Grizzard “A cooked tomato is like a cooked oyster: ruined.” Andre Simon, The Concise Encyclopedia of Gastronomy “Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes What would life be like without homegrown tomatoes Only two things that money can’t buy That’s true love and home grown tomatoes.” John Denver, Home Grown Tomatoes (Photos taken at the first annual…
  • Summer’s Sweet Bounty

    Hannah Kaminsky
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    Much has been said of California cuisine, and as it remains a nebulous and often contentious concept at best, I won’t even begin to add my two cents to that short-changed conversation. Rather, I can’t help but marvel at the availability and variety of raw ingredients that make it all happen. It’s easy to see how a chef could be inspired to try anything once, maybe twice, when the basic components are all so accessible, to say nothing of their inherent flavor or beauty. Each trip to one of the many farmers markets is guaranteed to yield a cornucopia of edible inspiration.
  • City of Sandwiches

    Hannah Kaminsky
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    World-renowned for its legendary sourdough, San Francisco is indisputably a city built upon bread. Even in times of carb ambivalence and widespread gluten awareness, it’s reassuring to see that this yeasted tradition is still alive and well, thriving in the hands of myriad skilled, dedicated bakers found across the bay area. With so many loaves both big and small being born every day in those perpetually burning ovens, it should come as no surprise that sandwiches get receive considerable attention here, no matter the cuisine nor restaurant ranking. Far be it from the only choice,…
 
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    Ben Greenfield Fitness

  • What Kind Of Training, Gear And Nutrition Do You Use For SEALFit Academy And Kokoro Camp?

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    For the past 8 days, I’ve been doing things like a 1000 push-up workout, midnight exercise sessions in the ocean surf, The post What Kind Of Training, Gear And Nutrition Do You Use For SEALFit Academy And Kokoro Camp? appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • How To Hunt Down And Destroy Hidden Health Hazards In Your Environment.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have a new toy. It’s this set of tiny little blocks that are barely larger than Lego pieces (pictured The post How To Hunt Down And Destroy Hidden Health Hazards In Your Environment. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • How To Use Genetic Testing To Personalize Your Workout And Diet.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Last year, in the podcast episode “The Unforeseen Costs of Civilization And What You Can Do About It.“, I spoke to The post How To Use Genetic Testing To Personalize Your Workout And Diet. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • The 10 Best Fitness Articles of The Past Year.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’m often asked why I don’t “write more articles” here at BenGreenfieldFitness.com. Frankly, in my efforts to be the single The post The 10 Best Fitness Articles of The Past Year. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • How An Internet Entrepreneur Went From A Fat Keyboard Slob To Conquering SEALFit Workouts.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Chris Brogan (pictured above after going from a fat keyboard slob to conquering SEALFit workouts) is author of the book The post How An Internet Entrepreneur Went From A Fat Keyboard Slob To Conquering SEALFit Workouts. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • 3 Easy Ways to Have a Healthy Road Trip

    Lee Hersh
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Don’t rely on your gut! These tips will result in a healthy (and fun) road trip. The post 3 Easy Ways to Have a Healthy Road Trip appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • No Time? Three 10-Minute Workouts You Can Do Today

    Luke Andrus
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    If you are short on time and don't think you can get a regular workout in, try adding these 10-minute workouts to your daily routine! The post No Time? Three 10-Minute Workouts You Can Do Today appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 8 Healthier Labor Day Recipes To Love

    Amanda Ingle
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    If you don’t want to break you calorie bank this Labor Day, consider adding one of these healthier recipes to your list. The post 8 Healthier Labor Day Recipes To Love appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 18 Fantastic YouTube Workouts to Try

    Carly Sippel
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Get ready to sweat it out in the comfort of...wherever you may be. These workout YouTube videos give you access to fitness anywhere! The post 18 Fantastic YouTube Workouts to Try appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Stress Less: The Best Superfoods To Help Reduce Anxiety

    Cassie Johnston
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    Stress less by eating a diet rich in these superfoods. You'll feel instantly better without the guilt! The post Stress Less: The Best Superfoods To Help Reduce Anxiety appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • Dr. Bailey Featured on How to be a Redhead Blog

    Angela
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    Dr. Bailey was recently featured on one of her favorite blogs: How to be a Redhead. In the article, “You’ll Never Guess: The (Other) Best Natural Sunburn Remedy,” Dr. Bailey shares tips for natural skin care remedies for sunburns beyond aloe vera use. The secret ingredient for a natural sunburn remedy: CUCUMBERS!!! Before providing advice on any sun damage treatment, Dr. Bailey always wants to stress the importance of preventing sun damage first. The best offense in skin care happens to be your defense, aka prevention. As Dr. Bailey had discussed in a series of sun…
  • Intertrigo Prevention and Skin Care Tips

    Angela
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    What Is Intertrigo? It is a red rash that develops in the skin folds. Generally, intertrigo will be found in deep folds, such those as under the breast, on the stomach, and in the arm pits. As Dr. Bailey explains in her blog post, Intertrigo: A Red Rash in the Skin Folds, the aspects of skin folds that make them susceptible to intertrigo are: Moisture (especially from sweat) Friction of folded skin Normal skin germ irritation that thrives in moist environments Candida growth, a yeast that adds to the issue Unfortunately, Dr. Bailey sees this skin rash in her practice year round –…
  • Helpful Foot Skin Care Tips for Summer

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    In these dog days of summer your “go-to” shoe is probably a pair of sandals or flip flops. I know mine is! You’re seeing your feet more than any other time of the year. Are your feet baby soft and attractive? Or, are they scaly and rough? If they are rough and scaly, do you know how to get rid of the roughness? Foot skin care easy and you can do it almost overnight. But, you need to first decide if you have rough feet from friction alone or if you have athlete’s foot that needs treatment too. What are the signs that you may have athlete’s foot? Your foot problems could be…
  • Gratitude for My 12-Month Cancerversary

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Dear Readers, This week marks the 1-year anniversary of my diagnosis of breast cancer (my cancerversary, if you will). I have so much to be grateful for, including the support of my web community, my patients, the doctors who have come in to help take care of my patients, my staff, my friends, my family, my personal doctors, and the many strangers who are now friends that I leaned on during this year. It’s so true that a life-threatening experience really does change everything. It calls upon you to look up. Stop the busy busyness and look up; value every little thing instead of letting it…
  • Beauty Sleep for Glowing and Healthy Skin: Find It Again Friday

    Angela
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Do you average a full night of sleep for most days during a week? If you don’t, have you noticed the effects of your sleep deprivation? After pulling three all-nighters to study for various nursing school exams, I could see the results of my poor sleep on my face: I was breaking out, dark circles developed around my eyes, and my skin looked pale. In general, my lack of beauty sleep resulted in a ragged appearance, prompting many comments from my peers. These comments suddenly triggered my memory of a blog post Dr. Bailey wrote on how “Your Face is Really More Attractive after a…
 
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    Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog - Augusta GA

  • Studies Show Chiropractic’s Positive Impact on Migraines

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Chronic migraine is a distinct and relatively recently defined sub-type of Chronic Daily Headache. The International Headache Society defines chronic migraine as more than fifteen headache days per month over a three month period of which more than eight are migraines. Episodic migraine is the other migraine sub-type, which is defined as less than 15 headache days per month.   In fact, just to illustrate the impact migraines have, the World Health Organization (WHO) has categorized the condition of migraines as the same level of disability as dementia, quadriplegia and acute psychosis.
  • Treatment for Depression in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    Who Is Affected By Depression? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) tells us that 1 in 10 Americans report depression and the World Health Organization states that over 350 million people worldwide suffer with depression.   The Impact of Depression  Some of the major results of depression are restlessness, irritability and pessimism. Depression not only affects the individual experiencing it, but also those people close to them. It is caused by a number of different factors including psychological, social, and most commonly physical. Depression is also thought to be the result of…
  • New Book Links Prescription Painkillers to Drug Overdoses

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    Not too long ago, it was announced that celebrated actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an apparent heroin overdose. What fewer people know is that, on the same day, roughly 100 other Americans also likely died from drug overdoses — statistically speaking.  Overdosing  is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, accounting for more deaths than traffic fatalities or gun homicides and suicides.   Dr. Keith Humphreys, one of the nation’s leading addiction researchers and a professor of psychiatry at Stanford has vocally said that:  “The U.S.
  • Treatment for Crohn’s Disease in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    What is Crohn’s Disease (CD)? Crohn’s Disease is considered an inflammatory bowel disease.  What this means is that areas along the digestive tract can get swollen and develop ulcers.  It can be anywhere in the digestive system, but is most common in the last part of the small intestine and the first part of the large intestine. Diarrhea is the most common symptom with Crohn’s Disease.  Sometimes individuals will have diarrhea up to 20 times per day.  Other symptoms include abdominal pain with cramps, weight loss, and a lack of energy. The pain usually begins within an hour of…
  • 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…
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  • Feds seek 20-30 year sentences for former ArthroCare executives

    Tiger Buford
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:47 pm
    ArthroCare ex-CEO faces 30-year sentence for fraud (MassDevice) Federal prosecutors want a 30-year sentence for former ArthroCare CEO Michael Baker and 20 years for former CFO Michael Gluk in a securities fraud lawsuit estimated at as much as $960 million. Prosecutors for the federal government are seeking hefty sentences for a pair of former ArthroCare (NSDQ:ARTC) executives found guilty […]
  • Q&A with Maurice Ferré, who founded, then sold MAKO for $1.65B

    Tiger Buford
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Q&A with Maurice Ferré: What’s next after MAKO? Serial entrepreneur Maurice Ferré, who co-founded MAKO Surgical, contemplates his next endeavor now that it has been bought by Stryker for $1.65 billion. He’s starting a robotics program for kids, mentoring, investing and of course innovating. “Today marks a milestone, a watershed moment,” Maurice R. Ferré told […]
  • Magnesium implants that can biodegrade or promote bone growth

    Tiger Buford
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Magnesium surgical implants can be designed to biodegrade, promote bone growth (phys.org) Ask anyone who has a surgical pin in their body, and they likely will tell you they wish it would just go away. In the future, it just might, with help from research by Michele Manuel, an associate professor of materials science and engineering […]
  • S&N jumps into the forefoot extremities market

    Tiger Buford
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    S&N ENTERS FOREFOOT MARKET WITH HAT-TRICK (Orthopedics This Week) Toes in distress now have an option available from Smith & Nephew, plc. The company has entered the forefoot market with the launch of the HAT-TRICK Lesser Toe Repair System. The system has products for metatarsophalangeal (MTP) ligament repair and reconstruction, a metatarsal osteotomy guide, and a […]
  • IRS is having trouble collecting the new 2.3% medical device tax

    Tiger Buford
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Report: The IRS is having trouble with the medical device tax (MassDevice)     A U.S. Treasury report on Obamacare’s medical device tax reveals that the IRS is having problems figuring out which companies should be paying the 2.3% sales tax and that the tax bureau is only collecting about 76% of the tax it thinks […]
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    Heart Sisters

  • Heart scans: the triumph of profit over science

    Carolyn Thomas
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    As physician Dr. Jennifer Lovett warns: "These Direct-to-Consumer marketing strategies for cardiac tests exploit patient fears, promote tests that aren't necessary for most people, and may pose more harm than benefit." Here's why all too often it's profit, not science, driving decisions on the marketing of testing technology.
  • When we don’t look as sick as we feel

    Carolyn Thomas
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    As cancer patient Lisa Bonchek Adams once wrote: "Just because people see me out in public they shouldn’t assume that I’m back to normal or feeling great." Here's how sick people get judged by others when they venture out to do normal stuff . . .
  • Why patient stories actually matter

    Carolyn Thomas
    10 Aug 2014 | 4:18 am
    "Why are you here today?" Some variation of this question kicks off almost every doctor's appointment for most of us. In this post, doctors explain to other doctors how patients often construct deeply personal narratives for nurses and physicians who, until that moment, were complete strangers. But why do doctors need to be told of the importance of the patient narrative in the first place?
  • The day I made peace with an errant organ

    Carolyn Thomas
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    As one of my readers wrote to me: "When I was diagnosed with cancer, the enemy was something foreign that had somehow invaded my body. A tumour is something that shouldn't be there, and all medical effort is intensely focused on getting rid of this evil intruder. But now five years later as a newly-diagnosed heart patient, the current threat comes from my own heart!" Thus the heart patient learns to fear the dangerous enemy that lives within. Here's how I made peace with mine.
  • 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.
 
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • Research Digest – August 2014: More Results from the SolveCFS BioBank

    Leigh Reynolds
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The Solve ME/CFS Initiative established the SolveCFS BioBank in 2010.  Over the past 4 years clinical information and samples from the first 240 ME/CFS patients and 87 controls have been used by more than ten researchers – most new to ME/CFS research.   Right after we established the SolveCFS BioBank, Science magazine published the results that described a new virus in ME/CFS patients called XMRV.  This research caught the attention of many scientists and the pharmaceutical industry – immediately investigators needed samples to try to further these XMRV results. The timing was…
  • CFSAC Charter Up for Renewal

    Leigh Reynolds
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Solve ME/CFS Initiative is involved in advocacy efforts aimed at improving the research landscape for the early detection, objective diagnosis and effective treatment of ME/CFS.  As part of this effort, we work to validate the burden of illness imposed by ME/CFS in agencies where national policy is made and executed. The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Assistant Secretary for Health on issues related to myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome…
  • Guest Blog: Roger Dodd, PhD – Retrovirus Testing in Retrospect

    Suzanne Vernon
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    On August 13, 2014, Suzanne D. Vernon Ph.D., Scientific Director for the Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI), held a webinar that provided an overview of the work done through SMCI’s Research Institute Without Walls and SolveCFS BioBank, as well as a glimpse of what’s ahead.  (Watch it HERE) During the Q&A portion of that webinar she received a question from someone concerning XMRV, wondering if they should be concerned that they tested positive. Realizing that others may have similar lingering questions or concerns about XMRV, she reached out to Roger Dodd, PhD, Vice President of…
  • CDC Stakeholder Call – Open Invitation

    Leigh Reynolds
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
    In the fall of 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began a new series of conference calls to update stakeholders about ME/CFS-related research activities and other topics of interest. Information on the next call, scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, 2014, is provided below from their listserv and website There is no need to RSVP for this call, simply dial in. To join the listserv, please send an email message directly to CDC at  CFSPCOCACall@cdc.gov __________ MARK YOUR CALENDARS Tuesday, September 9, 2014 3:00 pm 4:00 pm EDT CDC CFS Patient-centered outreach…
  • Breaking News: Chemical Changes in Immune Cell DNA from ME/CFS Patients

    Suzanne Vernon
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:19 pm
    SMCI Funded Research Results Announced! We are pleased to announce the first study to report epigenetic modifications throughout the genome in female ME/CFS patients compared to a matched sample of healthy controls.  This research conducted in partnership and funded by the Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) was published today in the high impact and open access journal PLOS ONE (http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0104757). The Solve ME/CFS Initiative launched our Research Institute Without Walls in 2010 and Dr. Patrick McGowan was one of our first grantees to use…
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    Health Blog

  • Dementia and Vitamin D Deficiency

    Health Blog
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:28 am
    According to a study, vitamin D deficiency is linked to a significantly increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in elderly individuals. Prior studies have confirmed that individuals with low vitamin…
  • 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

    Health Blog
    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

    Health Blog
    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…
 
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    MediAngels, World's First Online Hospital - Blog

  • Medical Second Opinion Changes Lives!

    Editor
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:04 pm
    A patient, who was advised an abortion, at one of India's top hospitals, finally gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Read more to find out how this miracle was achieved by MediAngels - The World's First Online Hospital. Also find out how a Second Medical Opinion and an online consult from the best doctors in the world can cure diseases, avoid surgeries and make you and your family remain healthy.
  • Ebola in India – How threatening?!

    Dr. Ketki S. Sapre
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:27 pm
    People in India are worried about Ebola Virus Infection. This sudden outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has created havoc in the entire world! Top Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Lavanya Nutankalva gives her opinion about Ebola in India and how can it be prevented. Get Medical Second Opinion on Infectious Diseases through MediAngels - World's First Online Hospital from the Best Doctors all over the world!
  • 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.
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    Healing Talks

  • Breakthrough new technique repairs teeth naturally instead of drilling and filling cavities

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:31 pm
    (Healingtalks) Researchers at King’s College London have come up to help teeth heal themselves.  It is an exciting development which should be available to the public in the coming three years. Electrically accelerated and enhanced remineralization Rather than drilling and filling, a damaged tooth can be stimulated to heal using what is called  “electrically accelerated […]
  • Brutal facts about American life expectancy declining

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    (Healingtalks) I have long predicted that with the development of  consolidated control of mass media there would be such a vast convincing of people to eat processed foods and to take in poisonous drugs that our culture would undergo a decline in life-expectancy. This is the first time since the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918 […]
  • Evidence psychiatric drugs may have killed Robin Williams

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:03 am
    (Healingtalks)Within but a few weeks of Robin Williams being  discharged from a mental health facility where he was being treated with a cocktail of psychotropic drugs, Robin Williams hung himself. There is a long trail of evidence and statistical backup for the correlation between the explosive use of such drugs and a growing pandemic of […]
  • CDC refuses to release documents to Congress on its coverup of the vaccine autism link

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:42 pm
      (Healingtalks) In a shocking revelation, the Center for Disease Control’s own research has discovered that  MMR vaccines cause autism in African-American children. But this trusted government agency buried it shocking findings to hide the truth from the public and to allow pharmaceutical profits to flow uninterrupted, as infants are brutally harmed for a lifetime. […]
  • Inflammation – burning up the inner connective light

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    (Healingtalks) Inflammation is often the first stage of a chronic illness, burning up the the inner light, the inner connective consciousness which keeps us whole. To use it in a pinch, let us keep in mind that turmeric, the Indian spice, is the most powerful of anti-inflammatory foods we know of. Inflammation preceding chronic illnesses […]
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    Healthy Times Blog

  • Your Mini-Guide To Tackle Skin Rashes

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Skin is the most sensitive part of the body. It functions as a shield protecting us from harmful ultra violet rays of the sun. Skin rashes are pretty common, and there many types of skin conditions you have to protect yourself from. They generally occur as a light red patch and could be caused due to an allergic reaction. If you notice any change in the color or texture of your skin, it is time to visit the dermatologist. Skin constantly grows and changes, one must keep the skin hydrated by drinking lots of water and following a proper diet that includes all the essential vitamins and…
  • Tips To Prevent Hair Fall

    rashmi
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Most women dream of having long, beautiful locks of hair. Long commuting hours and constant exposure to dust, pollutants and smoke can greatly effect the hair’s luster and texture. Also, the use of chemically rich shampoos and conditioners can pose more hair trouble, the most popular being hair loss. Some infections and disorders may cause itching and scaling affecting the hair and scalp. Causes of hair loss? Hair loss is also called alopecia, which is a cause of worry for both men and women. Alopecia areata leads to hair loss in small and round patches. It is normal that we shed a lot of…
  • How to Lose Weight The Easy Way!

    admin
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Between day meetings, commuting trips and socializing affairs with friends, we tend to forget our diets. Cupcakes, pies, chocolate biscuits and cheese burgers are comfort foods we lean towards. Long work hours and stressful situations are other instances where we tend to overeat. Gaining extra pounds is an easy task but losing those calories is a great feat to achieve. Having junk food like hot dogs, fries, pizza, burgers, donuts and cheese sandwich increases your chances of developing obesity and other heart-related diseases. According to a report published by the Center for Disease Control…
  • Choosing the Right Sunscreen

    admin
    27 Sep 2013 | 6:51 am
    Sunlight is essential for building healthy bones, but the same in excess can also harm your skin irreparably. You are more prone to the ill-effects of sunlight if you are light skinned and live in tropical region. People with dark skin are naturally protected against intense sunlight, but they too will need to apply sunscreen if they spend a lot of time working under the sun. The harmful effects of exposure are – increases the risk of contracting skin cancer, premature aging and damage to the skin, and damage to the layer of organs below the skin. The main purpose of a sunscreen is to…
  • 7 Good Reasons to Say ‘No’ to Junk Foods

    admin
    26 Sep 2013 | 11:57 pm
    Junk foods refer to foods that are high in calories with little nutritional benefits in them. The chief ingredient that makes it so harmful is the high fat content. Another negative aspect of junk foods is that they are low in fiber content. Fiber content in food is important because they are able to provide bulk and help to prevent constipation. Many health disorders have been traced to constipation. Junk food is usually factory made, and during the manufacturing process most minerals and micro-nutrients are lost. Junk foods are more likely to contain enhancement ingredients to prolong their…
 
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    Optimistic Life

  • How to Relax by Clearing Your Mind of Brain Junk

    Roman Soluk
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Negative thoughts, too much information, constant stresses – all this fills your brain with junk and interferes with the ability to relax. That’s why the first step to proper relaxation is clearing your mind of negativity and useless information. What happens when you clear your mind? Your physical senses will function better. You’ll have a chance to listen to your intuition. You’ll be able to concentrate. You’ll become less stressed and happier. You can easily fall asleep. You will live fully in the present! Learn to clear your mind today 1. Stay in silence…
  • How to Create Effective Affirmations

    Roman Soluk
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    What is an affirmation? This is a special positive thought and statement, which should contribute to achieving success in various fields such as business, self-improvement, personal life, etc. Affirmation is one of the most powerful tools of positive thinking. Your life depends entirely on your thoughts. Your thoughts characterize your relationship to the world, shaping your behavior and attitude toward life. Once you have understood and realized the power of your thoughts then there comes a moment of transformation of your thoughts into words and a creation of affirmations. Affirmation is…
  • How to Start Trusting People

    Roman Soluk
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:16 am
    Trusting others is always a risk. You never know what will be the reaction. Maybe they will understand and support you or will criticize and reject you. Although there are certain risks of trusting other people, you should still start doing it today. Here’s why… Why you need to trust others Your partner and you can build a strong relationship by trusting each other. To get in touch with someone you need to learn to trust them. Trust changes the distance between people. It makes people closer, and this is perhaps the major benefit of trusting others. Do you want to stay lonely for…
  • 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…
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    Harvard Health Blog

  • Probiotics may ease constipation

    Julie Corliss
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    Probiotics, the beneficial bacteria found in yogurt and other cultured foods, have long been touted for their ability to ease digestive woes. Drug stores and supermarkets feature arrays of different probiotic supplements, often containing Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium, two of the most commonly used species of bacteria. Perhaps the strongest evidence for probiotics is in treating diarrhea caused by a viral infection or from taking antibiotics. Both infection and antibiotics disrupt the natural balance of bacteria in your digestive system, which probiotics can help restore. But the opposite…
  • Many seniors get unnecessary and potentially harmful cancer tests

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Screening is an important part of routine medical care. Screening means checking a seemingly healthy person for signs of hidden disease. It is routinely done for various types of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Common cancer screening tests include: mammogram for breast cancer PSA test for prostate cancer colonoscopy for colon cancer Pap smear for cervical cancer Screening makes sense when finding and treating a hidden condition will prevent premature death or burdensome symptoms. But it doesn’t make sense when it can’t do either. That’s why…
  • Sodium studies blur the picture on what is heart healthy

    Robert Shmerling, M.D.
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    We often look to science to solve life’s difficult questions. But sometimes it hands us more uncertainty. Take three reports in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine. One shows that eating less sodium (a main component of salt) could save more than a million lives a year worldwide. A second came to a nearly opposite conclusion — that current average sodium intake is okay for cardiovascular health while getting too little or too much is a problem. The third study essentially agreed with the second, but found that getting too little potassium may be as bad as getting too…
  • Guidelines recommend sleep test for obstructive sleep apnea

    Heidi Godman
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Daytime sleepiness has become an accepted consequence of our busy lives. We overload our schedules, stay up too late, and even sleep with our smartphones, then walk around yawning and guzzling coffee to stay awake in the afternoon. But if your daytime sleepiness isn’t relieved by a few extra Zs now and then, your lifestyle may not be the culprit — it could be obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of your throat relax too much when you are asleep. This lets the tissues around your throat close in and block the airway. You stop breathing…
  • Suicide survivors face grief, questions, challenges

    Harvard Women's Health Watch
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:21 am
    The death of Robin Williams, reportedly from depression-related suicide, can seem paradoxical. How can such a funny, lively, and successful person be depressed enough to end his life? Crushing sadness can hide behind humor. In the United States alone, nearly 40,000 people a year die by suicide. Each of these leaves behind an estimated six or more “suicide survivors” — people who’ve lost someone they care about deeply and are left grieving and struggling to understand. The grief process is always difficult. But a loss through suicide is like no other, and grieving can be…
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    Health E Clips

  • 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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    LITFL

  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 045

    Anand Swaminathan
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Welcome to the 45th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 10 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about the…
  • The LITFL Review 149

    Kane Guthrie
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:16 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 149th 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]…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 044

    Jeremy Fried
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Welcome to the 44th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 10 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about…
  • Tension Pneumothorax – an alternative view

    Fraser Brims
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:41 am
    Ever since I was a junior medical officer and I was faced with a spontaneous tension pneumothorax at sea on a dived submarine…I have had an interest in managing pneumothorax. A tension pneumothorax is the presence of intrapleural air that is under positive pressure throughout the entire respiratory cycle. It occurs when air enters the thorax through a pleural defect but can not leave (a one way cat flap). We have all been taught that we should never see a chest x-ray of a tension pneumothorax, with good reason. It is a diagnosis that should be made on clinical grounds only and certainly…
  • Changes in systolic and diastolic pressure

    Neil Long
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:20 pm
    BSCC Physiology 016 Question: Draw a diagram of the changes in systolic and diastolic pressure as blood flows through the systemic circulation Examiner explanation: + Show: Drawing and explanation in real-time video/audio Show Transcript Changes in systolic and diastolic pressure Transcript The post Changes in systolic and diastolic pressure appeared first on LITFL.
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    The April Center Blog: Anxiety, OCD, Phobia and Panic Attack Management - Los Angeles

  • Fear of Passing Out: A Common Phobia

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

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:20 am
    by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeleswww.KickFear.comAnxiety is a general feeling of worry and discomfort—you know that shaky, unsettling feeling you get before a big speech or a first date?  For some of us, it can be adaptive.  If we are faced with a life-threatening situation, the fight-or-flight response in the brain gets activated and we react spontaneously and efficiently. For others, anxiety is a pervasive, debilitating state that our minds and bodies are constantly battling. Anxiety…
  • What Type of OCD do I Have?

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    -->by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles   www.KickFear.com      --> --> Some are familiar with the definition of obsessive-compulsive disorder.  OCD is most simply defined as an anxiety disorder that is characterized by intrusive thoughts that generate worry or fear and repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the anxiety.  To put it in even more basic terms, the anxiety-producing thoughts are obsessions, and the repetitive behaviors that one engages in…
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: How to know when it’s Time for Treatment

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:11 am
    by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeleswww.KickFear.com                   Do you or someone you know suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder?  OCD can be one of the most distressing and difficult psychological disorders for both the patient and the patient’s support system.  That is why getting help for OCD's intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors is so necessary.  So where does one begin?  And…
  • Marijuana Can Cause Panic Attacks

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:36 am
    by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeleswww.KickFear.com                 It has long been known by scientists that marijuana can have an effect on mental health.   I recently happened upon an article I found very interesting and also a little bit surprising.  Check it out: http://www.healthyplace.com/anxiety-panic/articles/link-between-marijuana-use-and-panic-and-anxiety/.            For…
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  • Role Play: Demonstration of a Supervision Session

    Editor
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:59 pm
    In this video, Philip Armstrong (Clinical Director of the Clinical Counselling Centre and CEO of the Australian Counselling Association) and Catherine Dodemont (Registered Supervisor and Level 4 Member of the Australian Counselling Association) demonstrate (through a role-play) a counselling supervision session. Topics explored include counsellor self-care, professional development, confidentiality issues, practice management and marketing, and much more. The video was produced by Mental Health Academy, Australia’s largest provider of continuing professional development (CPD) for mental…
  • Tips to support the suicide-bereaved

    Editor
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:21 pm
    If you have a friend, family member, or other acquaintance struggling with bereavement of suicide, how can you best offer support? What attitudes, translated into caring actions, can best facilitate the bereaved person’s coping in the immediate and short term, and their healing in the longer term? Because of the remaining societal stigma and also the lack of knowledge about how to be with the suicide-bereaved in a sensitive way, many friends and even family members simply avoid the situation – including the bereaved person – altogether. So how can you help? What is your best role as…
  • Spirituality in counseling and psychotherapy: An integrative approach that empowers clients

    Editor
    3 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Johnson, Rick. (2013). Spirituality in counseling and psychotherapy: An integrative approach that empowers clients. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc. Spirituality in counselling and psychotherapy offers a practical exploration of the understanding and integration of spirituality in contemporary counselling. It is a practical text guiding the reader through an awareness of self and the role of spirituality in counselling theories. The author, Rick Johnson is the Department chair of counsellor education at the Portland State University with a scholarly interest in the effect of…
  • 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…
 
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  • Viewpoints: should Australia lift its ban on e-cigarettes?

    Wayne Hall, Professor and Director, Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research at The University of Queensland
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:55 pm
    A World Health Organisation report says e-cigarettes should be regulated, but they are banned in Australia.Lucas Hayas/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAThe World Health Organisation has just released a report on electronic nicotine delivery systems that calls for their global regulation in the interests of public health. The most well-known such devices are electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes, which are currently banned in Australia. In this Viewpoints, Wayne Hall calls for the ban to be lifted, while Ross MacKenzie presents the case for retaining it. Wayne Hall: Australia has banned the sale of a…
  • Old dope, new tricks: the new science of medical cannabis

    Iain S. McGregor, Professor of Psychopharmacology at the School of Psychology at University of Sydney
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Somewhere in this much-incinerated plant lies valuable medicine: perhaps a treatment for cancer or an antidote to obesity.Prensa 420/Flickr, CC BY-NCMedicinal cannabis is back in the news again after a planned trial to grow it in Norfolk Island was blocked by the federal government last week. The media is ablaze with political rumblings and tales of public woe, but what does science have to say on the subject? Well, an article just published in the prestigious journal JAMA Internal Medicine provocatively suggests that US states with medical cannabis laws have dramatically reduced opioid…
  • Do we need a law to help people try experimental drugs?

    Tina Cockburn, Associate Professor, Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:44 pm
    People with life-threatening or incurable diseases may be willing to try experimental drugs and unproven treatments.juicyrai/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDPeople with life-threatening or incurable diseases may be willing to try experimental drugs and unproven treatments, but they face the risk of exploitation. Is the law the best avenue to ensure that they are protected while medical innovation is encouraged? Protection of vulnerable people is a thread running through many laws, in Australia and elsewhere. In medical law, for instance, children and people with impaired decision-making capacity warrant…
  • Why smoking shouldn't give movies an automatic R rating

    Simon Chapman, Professor of Public Health at University of Sydney
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    It might stop young people seeing smoking on the big screen but it won't stop them downloading and sharing these movies.Leo Hidalgo/Flickr, CC BYIn an era when cinema attendance is in continual decline, the United States Surgeon General’s proposal that all movies depicting smoking should be rated R is a particular form of silliness. The Surgeon General estimates that giving an R rating to movies with smoking would reduce the number of young smokers in the US by nearly 18% and prevent one million deaths from smoking among children alive today. But these statements are based on…
  • Health Check: five supplements that may help with depression

    Jerome Sarris, Senior Research Fellow at University of Melbourne
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:39 pm
    While there's evidence for the efficacy of some supplements as potential treatments for depression, there's none for others, and some have been found to be ineffective.Михал Орела/Flickr, CC BY-SAOver two-thirds of Australians are thought to use complementary medicines ranging from vitamin and mineral supplements to herbal to aromatherapy and homeopathic products. Mental health concerns are one of the reasons why people use supplements, but are they really useful? While there’s evidence for the efficacy of some supplements as potential treatments for depression, there’s…
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  • Threats to Human race – Disease, Nature or Mankind?

    Dr. Sujit
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Since long people have feared Human extinction. We are all scared of a catastrophe that could wipe out human race on earth or endanger our species. Many times human race have been endangered, in real or in the minds. The real dark days when, the small pox inflicted heavy casualties on the society,... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Infertility: disease, lifestyle choice or just bad luck?

    samantha joannawake
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    Chandler: Apparently, my sperm have low motility, and you have an inhospitable environment. Monica: Oh. What does that mean? Chandler: It means that my guys won’t get off their barcaloungers, and you have a uterus that is prepared to kill the ones that do. Infertility was once referred to... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Doctor vs Machine in Medicine

    Administrator
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    Sometimes the Ego of man may amaze even the machine. Often we have seen, Doctors denying the investigation reports and test reports challenging the Machine with their Clinical acumen. Is it fair to challenge the machine? Is this Doctor vs Machine a right thing? Can machine be right everytime? Let... Published in http://medchrome.com
 
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  • You Don’t Have To Suffer: How You Can Manage Your Hemorrhoids

    HealthyGirl
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:29 am
    Hemorrhoids affect individuals from all walks of life. This article contains simple hemorrhoid advice concerning hemorrhoids. A long-term effective treatment for uncomfortable and painful hemorrhoids from forming is to eat a lot of fiber. Include foods that contain plenty of fiber, including whole-grain breads, pastas, and oatmeal. Fiber encourages bowel movement and reduces the amount of strain that often leads to hemorrhoids. You can find relief from hemorrhoids. Try a warm sitz bath for 10 to 15 minutes, several times each day. Another good way to combat the discomfort of hemorrhoids is…
  • Living With Back Pain: What You Can Do To Help

    HealthyGirl
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:43 pm
    A lot of people suffer from back issues but are unsure how to find remedies. TIP! When you start to feel a backache coming on, lay with your knees and hips at about 90 degrees. This is the best position to release the pressure in your back. Find a mattress that is appropriately firm support to help alleviate back discomfort. A firm mattress will provide greater support for a sore back. Firm mattresses tend to be better on the back; however, but it shouldn’t be too firm because that can also be damaging. You might have to try different kinds of mattresses at each location before finding…
  • Follow These Tips To Care For Your Skin

    HealthyGirl
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:22 pm
    TIP! Applying moisturizer daily is a simple yet effective way to promote healthy skin. Moisturizers keep skin supple, add water content to the surface of your skin and help you to maintain a youthful appearance. It is extremely important to care for you skin as you do all of your body. Many people do not understand how to take care of their skin effectively. This article can help you of ways that you can get flawless skin. This clears bad skin cells and healthy skin. Exfoliation is the answer to all of your skin as well. TIP! Don’t skip out on drinking plenty of water. It will hydrate…
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Being Stressed About Stress

    Yvonne Chamberlain
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Don’t you just wish you could control your life so you didn’t have stress beating you down all the time? Let’s be real, there always will be “stuff” that happens in life outside our control. It is how we respond to this stress that make the difference in how we live. Stress comes in a variety of forms. It could be a loved who has been diagnosed with some illness, or perhaps you aren’t feeling so well and you are waiting for tests to be done. It could be a huge, unexpected bill that comes in the mail, or a phone call to say your child is in trouble at school. Perhaps you are going…
  • The Flu: When Your Children Need Medical Attention

    Rachel Pharlain
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    Has your child caught the flu yet? If they have, you know a little about what to expect: fever, chills, coughing, runny nose. They all combine into creating an illness that can bowl over your child. After my little girl became sick the first time, I vowed to discover a way to decrease the likelihood she would get the flu again. Unfortunately, the flu itself and my daughter’s own nature continued to thwart my efforts. The Problems: • Unable to tell if playdates are sick. Influenza is contagious a day before symptoms appear. • Children sent back to school while contagious. Influenza…
  • Need A Mood Stabilizer? Perhaps Your Nutrition Is The Answer!

    BeWellBuzz
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:46 am
    It almost seems like there is a pill for everything! There are advertisements on television, in magazines, at the grocery store, pharmacy, and doctor’s offices. This is especially true in the area of psychotropic drugs. Western culture has a tendency to overlook the mind-body connection, and the result is the creation of modern psychiatry. In the search for the right combination of medicine, maybe it is time to consider that the best “medicine” out there may be the food that we put into our bodies. This article is all about how to use food in order to help us feel better about…
  • The Absolute Must-Knows of FIBER

    BeWellBuzz
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet. It is naturally found in many fundamental foods. For a well-balanced diet, fiber – both soluble and insoluble – must be regularly consumed to maintain a multitude of bodily functions. Fiber found in foods that cannot be digested or, if fiber ferments at a later stage in the digestive process, it is called dietary fiber. Dietary Fiber is also known as roughage or bulk and is commonly classified as soluble or insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber is found in oats, fruit, vegetables, certain legumes such as peas or beans, barley and psyllium. In…
  • 7 Best Organic Green Drinks In The World

    BeWellBuzz
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    In our busy lives, many don’t have the time to do fresh green juices daily so instead they opt in for green superfood powders. They do deliver a high amount of minerals and vitamins, and all you need to do is simply mix with water or juice. These drinks are very effective when it comes to helping you maintain a healthy body but you do need to make sure that is comes from reliable sources and are organic. We know that there are hundreds of them on the market and we want to help you navigate through them. We have used many of them throughout the years but decided to give you a list of our…
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    Health Enclave

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  • Pizza Now Transformed to Healthy Pizza

    administrator
    13 Jul 2012 | 11:29 am
    Written By:  Courtney Leighton-Kelso Every so often in life we are faced with an idea so simple yet so brilliant we are left wondering why we never thought of it sooner, one such idea is the healthy pizza idea, which is actually not an idea any more-but you get the picture, that has been implemented by two Scottish entrepreneurs. read more
  • The Female G-Spot, Uncovered

    administrator
    27 Apr 2012 | 6:31 am
    Written By:  Courtney Leighton-Kelso Men and women have long been searching for the coveted “G-spot”, an area which many have long said is only some sort of urban legend.  A number of different theories have come out about the female G-spot, but many of these have been debunked or proven to be more confusing than helpful.  People have searched endlessly for this “pleasure center” on the female body, only to be left disappointed time and time again.    read more
  • Meditation Could Help Make You Smarter

    administrator
    16 Mar 2012 | 10:05 am
    Written By:  Shambhu Agrawal Fortifying the known benefits of meditation towards making brain cell more efficient, researchers at UCLA have come ahead with more benefits of years of disciplined meditation.   A study by researchers at the Neuro Imaging Lab at the University of California came at the conclusion that there is an increased level of gyrification in people who meditate for years.   read more
 
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    Dr Mommy Online |Healthy Living Tips for Busy Women

  • Start a love triangle.

    Emily McMason
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Have you ever considered starring in a love triangle? No, no, nothing that will land you trouble or be the basis for a network television special. This love triangle features you and your child. Here’s how it goes: 1-1-1. For each direction you give {let’s get ready to go to the park}, each correction you state {please stop whining}, make sure there is one unconditional comment of love {I love watching you paint}. Why? Because we all follow directions and make changes more willingly when we feel well-loved. And there are some ages & stages {hello three-year-old} that feel like all we…
  • Keurig and College Students are a Perfect Match

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    Do you have a college student in your family? After having two graduate, I can’t say that I’m truly ready to let my 3rd go, but I must. Perhaps that’s one of the many reasons we had 5 children; watching them leave is bittersweet but knowing we still have a few left at home makes it bearable. However, we all know that at some point we must let them go no matter how much we want to hang on.  Speaking about college – remember back when you were in college? The long nights partying  studying and then getting up early for class were a bit difficult. If only you had a…
  • Healthy Snacks for the Busy Mom

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    It’s natural to think of your family when it involves healthy snacks but how often do you think of yourself? In order to keep up with the busyness of your life, you must and I repeat you must focus on choosing healthy meals and healthy snacks to sustain your energy. Today we’ll focus on some of the best healthy snacks to keep handy while runny errands, running after your children or while working in front of your computer. Instead of reaching for the chips, choose some of the following instead: Bite size fruit and veggies – For a mom on the go, it’s best to have foods…
  • An Education that Stands the Test of Time

    Donna Vail
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    A revolution is in education is occurring and we are experiencing this very important time in history firsthand. Real education is bursting at the seams, but if you’re not properly prepared it can be the best of times or the worst of times to home educate. The best time to home educate is now. Why? Because, it doesn’t matter what social or economic background you have, anyone can achieve an education of excellence on par with the leaders and the elite by choosing to home educate. The books are available at our fingertips from the local library and online –often free or instantly…
  • Do You Have a Food Addiction? 5 Reasons You Might Have One and What to do About It

    AnnaLaura Brown
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you have a food addiction? This is something that I have seen not only in my own life but also with others as well.  How many people do you know who have an addiction to chocolate? I know I do and I’m working on getting rid of it. But, what about other food addictions? Are there any other foods that you feel like you can’t get enough of? Are their foods that you have a tendency to crave without stopping? If so, you probably have a food addiction.  Here are five reasons you might have a food addiction and questions to ask ourself to determine if you have one: 1. How often do I…
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  • 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

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    Edel
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
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    Edel
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
  • Bake Off Challenge

    Edel
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:07 pm
    This week the staff were treated to delicious Raw Chocolate-Raspberry Brownies baked by Lynda. Even the snaps look mouth watering. Check out her recipe from this site
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    Edel
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
  • Bake-Off Challenge

    Edel
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Lemon Yogurt Cake was the topic of discussion at morning the time. Monique, who presented this weeks Bake-off with an exquisite presentation, was clearly pleased with the outcome.  Lemon Yoghurt Cake Recipe  2 free range/organic eggs ¼ cup honey 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. baking powder 3 cups almond meal 250g thick natural yoghurt 1 lemon, juiced 1. Preheat oven to 150° (fan forced)  2. Oil 22cm cake pan and line with baking powder, almond meal and yoghurt in large bowl  3. Mix in lemon juice  4. Pour into cake pan and bake for 45 minutes until fork-ready  5. Cool before turning…
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    Healthy. Happy. Simple.

  • At Home Obstacle Course

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

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

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

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

    Kerry
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    When it comes to hair removal people generally fall into one of two camps. Those who’ve had their hair removed permanently with laser and those who wish they could afford laser hair removal. Whilst laser hair removal has without a doubt proven to be the single most effective form of permanent hair reduction (yes it is more effective than electrolysis hair removal, despite what you may read online), it isn’t the cheapest option upfront. At our Bournemouth laser clinic, six bikini line treatments cost on average around £600 (if a package is bought) which can seem like a lot to spend on…
  • 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…
 
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  • The 9 Least Healthy Restaurant Meals In America

    Maddie
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    The results are in and they’re not pretty. The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released its annual Xtreme Eating Awards, which features nine of the unhealthiest meals from American chain restaurants. This year, nearly all of the winners have more than 2,000 calories (remember, that’s per dish!), and one even has a week’s worth of saturated fat. Since three of of the nine spots went to The Cheesecake Factory, the chain garnered a special mention as the winner of the 2014 XXXtreme Eating Award. Here are the “winners”: 1. Bruléed French Toast from The…
  • Top 5 Herbal Remedies To Reduce Pain And Inflammation

    Maddie
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Pain can take over our thoughts, messing up our good times and can seriously impair our quality of life. As positive as we try to be, it’s almost impossible to be our happiest, shiniest, best-ever selves when we’re dealing with pain, whether it’s from a splitting headache, a stubbed toe or a chronic disease like fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis. People with chronic pain are three times more likely to develop psychiatric symptoms like depression and anxiety, and it’s no wonder. When you’re in pain, it’s harder to enjoy doing the things that you love. Luckily, we have options.
  • 9 Rules Of Smart Snacking

    Maddie
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Top two questions about snacking: When should I snack? and What should I snack on? It often ends up being more like erratic eating, so here are some tips to help you snack smartly: 1. Snack when your hunger is real. When there is too much time between meals, you might need a bite to hold you over. The stomach takes three to four hours to empty, so if your next meal is five hours away, eat a little. If you under-eat or wait too long, watch out for over-snacking. You don’t want a snack to turn into brunch or dinner. 2. Snack when your blood sugar is low. How can you tell? If your meals are…
  • Best and Worst Nuts for Your Health

    Maddie
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Nuts are nature’s way of showing us that good things come in small packages. These bite-size nutritional powerhouses are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of different nuts, as well as the best and worst products on supermarket shelves today. Of course, you can get too much of these good things: Nuts are high in fat and calories, so while a handful can hold you over until dinner, a few more handfuls can ruin your appetite altogether. And although nuts are a healthy choice by themselves, they’ll quickly become…
  • Healthy Eating Rules for New Runners

    Maddie
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Ready to take the leap into the running world? Whether you want to lose weight or learn the best way to fuel your workouts, there can be a lot of confusion about the best nutrition strategy for beginners. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, we’re here to help. Before you stock up on protein powders and strip your cupboard of carbs, get the facts on fuel so you can set yourself up for nutritional success. Be Proactive and Don’t Deprive Yourself No matter your caloric needs or training goals, it’s important to stay ahead of your hunger, and eat enough to make it through your workouts. “As…
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    Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

  • What’s the Deal With Sarah Silverman’s ‘Liquid Pot’?

    Min-Ja Lee
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    You’ve probably heard by now that Sarah Silverman brought pot with her to Monday night’s Emmy Awards, but for those not in-the-know, here’s a recap: During an E! News “clutch cam” segment, the 43-year-old comedienne and actress revealed to Giuliana Rancic that in addition to gum and her phone, she was carrying a marijuana vaporizer. “This is my pot. It’s liquid, um, pot,” Silverman explained to a somewhat-shocked Rancic, who didn’t seem to expect this particular accessory to be revealed. (Watch the awkward moment in this Vine video.) If…
  • What You Should Know About Kanye West’s New Diet

    Rozalynn S. Frazier
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Photo: Getty Images Kim Kardashian recently ranted on Twitter about struggling to lose the last of her baby weight. Amid a series of tweets she wrote: “Starting diet TODAY! No carbs. Crazy workouts.” And now, it seems her husband Kanye West also wants to work on a healthier lifestyle. According to The Mirror, the rapper is working with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak—whose clients include Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Megan Fox—on a strict diet and fitness routine that requires existing on three smoothies and two snacks for the first five days. This plan might sound nuts, but…
  • As Many As 1 in 7 People Experience ‘Sleep Drunkenness’

    Health Editor
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Photo: Getty Images By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — “Sleep drunkenness” is more common than previously thought, affecting about one in seven Americans, or 15 percent, according to a new study that looked at the sleeping habits of more than 19,000 adults. Also called confusional arousal, the condition causes people to wake up in a confused state, not knowing where they are. In the most severe cases, they can injure themselves or others, explained lead researcher Dr. Maurice Ohayon, a professor of psychiatry at Stanford…
  • Hormone Might Help Preemies’ Brains

    Health Editor
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A hormone used to reduce the need for blood transfusions might also protect the brains of premature babies, a new study suggests. Synthetic erythropoietin (EPO), which stimulates red blood cell production, appears to prevent brain damage when used shortly after preterm birth, said lead researcher Dr. Petra Huppi, a professor of pediatrics and newborn medicine at the University of Geneva, in Switzerland. “The real test of whether EPO protects the brains of these children will be when they are evaluated…
  • Heart Studies Don’t Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds

    Health Editor
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who take part in clinical trials of new heart disease treatments are generally younger and healthier than the typical heart patient, a new study confirms. Experts said the findings, which appear in the Aug. 27 Journal of the American Medical Association, aren’t surprising — but they are troubling. “It’s of major concern that clinical trials are enrolling a more select patient population that is not fully representative of the real-world patients encountered in clinical…
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    MMC Blog

  • Meaningful Metrics for Today’s Changing Landscape

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

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

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

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

  • Sports medicine stats: Head impacts in high school football

    drdavidgeier
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    A study measuring the number and magnitude of head impacts occurring during a single season of high school football found: Athletes experienced a mean of 774 impacts during the 15-week season or approximately 50 impacts per athlete per week. Linemen sustained the highest number of impacts per athlete (1076 ± 541), followed by the tight end/running back/linebacker group (779 ± 286), the wide receiver/cornerback/safety group (417 ± 266), and quarterbacks. Games resulted in significantly more impacts than contact and noncontact practices and that contact practices yielded significantly more…
  • Ask Dr. Geier: Return to sports after ACL surgery

    drdavidgeier
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    It is believed that approximately 200,000 people suffer ACL tears each year in the United States. Should only elite athletes undergo surgery after ACL injuries? What factors influence the treatment options for these common injuries? This Ask Dr. Geier question addresses some of the concerns about surgical versus nonsurgical treatment.
  • Episode 157: How can sports help girls become leaders?

    drdavidgeier
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How can sports help girls become leaders? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards, and tennis star Rafael Nadal. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.
  • Social media Saturday: Social media statistics

    drdavidgeier
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    1.3 billion people use Facebook on a monthly basis. 9100 tweets are sent every second. 6 billion hours of video are viewed every month on YouTube. While these statistics are impressive, they do little to demonstrate why healthcare providers need to be active on social media. Instead, two statistics might be more relevant.
  • Healthy athlete tip: Change your attitude about injuries

    drdavidgeier
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    In spite of the pressure on athletes to perform, playing through injuries can make them worse. It's time we changed our attitudes toward injuries.
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • Why Exercising Outdoors is Better

    MedFriendly
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Gyms are awesome. They’re climate-controlled environments with machines that can work every body part, and a place to shower at the end of your workout. Some even have snack bars where you can buy smoothies, cold-pressed juices and supplements to boost the effects of your workout. If you belong to a 24-hour facility, you can work out at any time, day or night.The thing is, as awesome as gyms are, there are a lot of reasons why exercising outside is actually better.You’ll Get a Better WorkoutOne of the biggest problems with the cardio machines at the gym is that they are predictable. Even…
  • Anorexia Nervosa and Treatment

    MedFriendly
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Anorexia nervosa is a type of eating disorder in which purposely restricted food intake causes significantly low body weight compared to what would be expected based on the person’s age, gender, and height. The significantly low body weight can result from weight loss or failure to gain weight. People who are anorexic fear gaining weight or becoming obese and they have a distorted view of their body. For example, an anorexic would incorrectly view oneself as overweight whereas an objective observer would view the person as significantly underweight. Whereas some patients with anorexia lose…
  • 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…
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    kimberlysnyder » Blog

  • Is Your “Second Brain” Telling Your Body to Store Fat?

    Kimberly Snyder
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Hi Beauties! Did you know that you have more bacteria in your body than cells? It’s true! Researchers estimate that while you have ten trillion cells – you have upwards of 100 trillion bacteria inside you.  Don’t worry though, most of those bacteria are our friends – they help us, and we help them. It’s an amazingly symbiotic relationship with massive implications for your health, energy levels, digestion, beauty and much more. What’s more, all this bacteria “partners” with neurons in our intestinal tract to create a “second brain” that is every bit as important as…
  • “Summer Salad Challenge” Participants + Gorgeous Salad Photo Inspirations!

    Kimberly Snyder
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Hi Beauties! We did it! Yay!! Last Monday, we launched our 7-Day Summer Salad Challenge where the goal was to eat at least one large salad each day. The salad could be any combination of ingredients, as long as it remained Beauty Detox-friendly — based in a large amount of greens and free of dairy and for challenge, also animal protein.  We thought the community would enjoy and benefit from the challenge, but the results were just incredible! So many people posted amazing, inspiring pictures post on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag “#BeautyDetoxChallenge” and…
  • How to Do an Organic Skin Scrub at Home!

    Kimberly Snyder
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Watch as I demonstrate how to do an organic skin scrub using just coconut oil, organic sugar and essential oils. Amazing for smooth, silky skin on any budget!    The post How to Do an Organic Skin Scrub at Home! appeared first on kimberlysnyder.
  • New Beauty Detox Blogger Assignment – “Pick Your Principle!”

    Kimberly Snyder
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
         Hi Loves!  It’s Wednesday… and you know what that means… another exciting assignment for all you bloggers out there! Now, let me also say that I hope you’re doing well on the “Beauty Detox Summer Salad” Challenge — and that this assignment will be very relevant to that. And as we did three weeks ago, this week is going to be a “journaling” type of assignment where you write a little more and express yourself — rather than just focus on a recipe. Because as I’ve said many times, your health isn’t JUST about food. Often, being healthy and…
  • Anti-Aging, Bloating, Amma (toxin) Info and More from an Ayurvedic Perspective

    Kimberly Snyder
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
            Hi Loves, In London I was fortunate to spend time with a insightful, highly knowledgeable and beautiful Ayurvedic practitioner, named Dr. Deepa Apté who is an Indian medical doctor (Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery, India) and Ayurvedic practitioner. I learned so much from Deepa. While there are some differences between Ayurvedic and Beauty Detox (such as in Beauty Detox we do not recommend consuming dairy across the board), there is a similar, highly compatible emphasis on digestion, preventing toxicity buildup, and belief that the…
 
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    Well Being Tips

  • The Importance of Protein in Your Diet

    paisleyhansen
    2 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    The Importance of Protein in Your Diet For years, your parents, siblings, or spouse have been telling you how important it is to have protein in your diet. Following advice from Nu Skin’s Facebook page provides you with recipes for a protein-infused lifestyle, but now you can also learn why it is so important to have this component in your diet. Copyright: […]
  • 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 […]
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • Got Stress? Try Sophrology!

    Danica Collins
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:55 am
    There’s a new mind/body practice about to hit the mainstream. The perfect blend of East and West, Sophrology borrows from the disciplines of Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, and Japanese Zen,... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • The Dangers of St. John’s Wart

    Danica Collins
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Did You Know… the most popular herbal treatment for depression can be unexpectedly dangerous… and even deadly? If you live in the United States, it’s easy to purchase St.... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Defy Gravity with Headstand

    Danica Collins
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    Hanging upside down in headstand for 5 minutes every day gives your neck and spine a much needed rest! A consistent headstand practice helps you age gracefully and defends against [...] Further... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • How do I reduce cravings for carbs?

    Joe Barton
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Eating carbohydrates, especially those we crave, elevates blood glucose levels. This is something that type 2 diabetics want to avoid! So curbing our craving for carbs is crucial, but... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Can Echinacea Strengthen Your Immune System?

    Danica Collins
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    This is a FACT. Echinacea has been the topic of much debate. Is it or isn’t it an immune-boosting miracle herb? Scientific reviews have been mixed, so to be on [...] Further Related... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
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    Dimmi Shoes

  • Lissie Collab Video – a Must Watch!

    Kristina
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    We’ve gotten a huge response to our collaboration with musician Lissie and her support of ALS research and Dimmi shoes. Watch her touching video as she talks about what ALS means to her, and how she’s proud to support our 100% Good cause. A note from Lissie: “it is such an honor to be able […] The post Lissie Collab Video – a Must Watch! appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ALS Story – The Inspiration of Dimmi

    Kristina
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Get ready to feel those tingly parts of your heart move with the inspiring story of the people that became the premise of Dimmi shoes. Dimmi is more than just shoes, we’re born from a group of people who joined together through personal experience and pain – into something that transforms this experience into a […] The post ALS Story – The Inspiration of Dimmi appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • All-in for the ALS Bucket Challenge

    Kristina
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    If you haven’t heard of it, it’s time to get on board! The ALS Bucket Challenge is spreading like wildfire, and all for the cause of raising money and awareness for ALS. Want to know more? Check out this article on the ALS.org website here http://www.alsa.org/news/archive/als-ice-bucket-challenge.html and watch our videos below! We support the cause, […] The post All-in for the ALS Bucket Challenge appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dimmi at FFaNY

    Kristina
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Excited to be a part of the FFaNY show this week at the Big Apple! Featuring our first look into Spring 15 styles. Going absolutely crazy for patterns and the role they’ll be playing in the fashion world. It’s about time we can make bold choices and feel good about it. Also continuing to promote […] The post Dimmi at FFaNY appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ‘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 The post ‘Push’ for 100% Good appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Healthy Times Blog

  • Your Mini-Guide To Tackle Skin Rashes

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Skin is the most sensitive part of the body. It functions as a shield protecting us from harmful ultra violet rays of the sun. Skin rashes are pretty common, and there many types of skin conditions you have to protect yourself from. They generally occur as a light red patch and could be caused due to an allergic reaction. If you notice any change in the color or texture of your skin, it is time to visit the dermatologist. Skin constantly grows and changes, one must keep the skin hydrated by drinking lots of water and following a proper diet that includes all the essential vitamins and…
  • Tips To Prevent Hair Fall

    rashmi
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Most women dream of having long, beautiful locks of hair. Long commuting hours and constant exposure to dust, pollutants and smoke can greatly effect the hair’s luster and texture. Also, the use of chemically rich shampoos and conditioners can pose more hair trouble, the most popular being hair loss. Some infections and disorders may cause itching and scaling affecting the hair and scalp. Causes of hair loss? Hair loss is also called alopecia, which is a cause of worry for both men and women. Alopecia areata leads to hair loss in small and round patches. It is normal that we shed a lot of…
  • How to Lose Weight The Easy Way!

    admin
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Between day meetings, commuting trips and socializing affairs with friends, we tend to forget our diets. Cupcakes, pies, chocolate biscuits and cheese burgers are comfort foods we lean towards. Long work hours and stressful situations are other instances where we tend to overeat. Gaining extra pounds is an easy task but losing those calories is a great feat to achieve. Having junk food like hot dogs, fries, pizza, burgers, donuts and cheese sandwich increases your chances of developing obesity and other heart-related diseases. According to a report published by the Center for Disease Control…
  • Choosing the Right Sunscreen

    admin
    27 Sep 2013 | 6:51 am
    Sunlight is essential for building healthy bones, but the same in excess can also harm your skin irreparably. You are more prone to the ill-effects of sunlight if you are light skinned and live in tropical region. People with dark skin are naturally protected against intense sunlight, but they too will need to apply sunscreen if they spend a lot of time working under the sun. The harmful effects of exposure are – increases the risk of contracting skin cancer, premature aging and damage to the skin, and damage to the layer of organs below the skin. The main purpose of a sunscreen is to…
  • 7 Good Reasons to Say ‘No’ to Junk Foods

    admin
    26 Sep 2013 | 11:57 pm
    Junk foods refer to foods that are high in calories with little nutritional benefits in them. The chief ingredient that makes it so harmful is the high fat content. Another negative aspect of junk foods is that they are low in fiber content. Fiber content in food is important because they are able to provide bulk and help to prevent constipation. Many health disorders have been traced to constipation. Junk food is usually factory made, and during the manufacturing process most minerals and micro-nutrients are lost. Junk foods are more likely to contain enhancement ingredients to prolong their…
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • We’re Celebrating: IDM Turns 11!

    Ammy
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    We’re so excited! International Drug Mart is celebrating 11 years of providing quality generic prescription & Over-the-Counter drugs to our customers. It’s been a great journey filled with learning & delivering exactly what you need. To celebrate our 11th anniversary we’re offering several exciting deals & discounts that will help you save more. When you shop generic prescription & OTC drugs at www.internationaldrugmart.com, you save more money than when you shop branded drugs. Lucky 11 The first 11 customers of the day will get 11% off on their purchases. Rush to be…
  • Vesicare: Defeat Incontinence

    Ammy
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    Getting older is no fun when you suffer from incontinence. Being unable to go places where there are no toilets can put a check on your recreational activities. Incontinence strikes younger people too, which can put an otherwise healthy adult in embarrassing situations. An estimated 46 million American adults over the age 40 years suffer from OAD. For adults suffering from overactive bladder (OAD) with urge incontinence, Vesicare or its cheaper generic counterpart, Solifenacin, is a lifesaving prescription drug. www.internationaldrugmart.com recognizes that branded prescription drugs are very…
  • 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…
 
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  • 3 Childhood Illnesses That Cause Swollen Necks

    LAwordsmith
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH When you’re sick and go to the doctor, one of the first things we often do is feel your neck. We’re looking for swelling in certain places, which can indicate an infection. So if your child gets sick and you’re unable to get expert help, if there’s swelling in the neck, that can give you clues about what’s going on. Here, I’ll talk about three causes: strep throat, mumps, and diphtheria. In the U.S., strep throat is the most common. Because of childhood immunizations, mumps is much less frequent these days, and diphtheria is virtually wiped out. But it is…
  • Day After Disaster: 4 Scenarios to Test Your Basic Survival Medicine Skills

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH I thought I’d have a little fun today and walk you through what to do in some scenarios to test your basic survival medicine skills. To get the most out of this post, wait for a minute after reading each scenario and think what you’d do in such a situation. Then you can see my answers. And maybe together, we can come up with a better plan. You know, two heads and all that. (In this case, thousands of heads.) I think if you really participate we’ll all be the better for it. Thanks to Sara Hathaway for providing the scenes from her new novel, Day After Disaster.
  • 4 Common Causes of Coughs in Kids—With a Printable Chart

    LAwordsmith
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Part 2 in my childhood charts series. See more charts here. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH This is part two of my series about tips on recognizing childhood illness. Last time, I talked about illnesses with rashes. This time, it’s illnesses that come with bad coughs. If you can’t get expert help, you need to be able to recognize them so you’ll have an idea of how long they’ll last, what the most common complications are, and which can be helped with antibiotics in case you have them or can get to a doctor for them. If you wish, print out and store the chart, along with the one on rashes…
  • Disease-Scare Burnout? 4 Action Tips to Help Prevent Almost Any Infection

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    Disease scares getting you down? 4 action-based tips you can take other than just worry. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Scares … can be quite scary. And the scarier the news, the more it sells. So headlines emphasize the worst scenario. A few years back, a producer of a popular television program told me their crew called this phenomenon of headlining the latest bad health news their “scare of the week.” Well, OK, they’ve scared us. Now what do we do? Just in the last few weeks I’ve read of MERS, multidrug resistant TB; listeria; plague; and the flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio vulnificus,…
  • 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…
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  • 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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  • TWiV 299: Rocky Mountain virology

    24 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Marshall Bloom, Sonja Best, and Byron Caughey Vincent visits the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana and speaks with Marshall, Sonja, and Byron about their work on tick-born flaviviruses, innate immunity, and prion diseases. Links for this episode Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIH Flavivirus persistence (Path Dis) Flaviviruses antagonize IRF1 (J Imm) Prion test using nasal brushings (NEJM) Video of this episode - view at YouTube Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file)…
  • TWiV 298: MV-NIS de myelo

    17 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiV gang answer follow-up questions about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, then discuss treatment of  disseminated multiple myeloma with oncolytic measles virus. Links for this episode Use of unregistered interventions for Ebola virus disease (WHO) Response to anthrax and H5N1 incidents (CDC) Remission of disseminated cancer after treatment with oncolytic measles virus (Mayo Clin Proc) New viruses for cancer therapy (Nat Rev Micro) Cattaneo on…
  • TWiV 297: Ebola! Don't panic

    10 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVites present an all-ebolavirus episode, tackling virology, epidemiology, and approaches to prevention and cure that are in the pipeline. Links for this episode Risks and benefits of gain-of-function experiments (mBio) Scientists for Science US Policy for oversight of DURC (pdf) US framework for guiding H5N1 transmission expts (pdf) Extra oversight for H7N9 experiments (Science) TWiV 283: No Reston for the weary Is it Ebolavirus or Ebola virus? (virology…
  • TWiV 296: The real Batman, Linfa Wang

    3 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Linfa Wang Vincent visits the Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong, Australia and speaks with Linfa about his work on bats and bat viruses. Links for this episode Hendra virus vaccine (Emer Inf Dis) Comparison of bat genomes (Science) Endogenous retroviruses in bats (Retrovirol) The Bat Pack Bats in Geelong (YouTube) Video of this episode - view at YouTube Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twiv@twiv.tv
  • 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…
 
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  • Top Excuses for Not Joining a MMA Gym

    Health on a Budget
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    by Danielle Steffenhagen More often than not, introducing the idea of joining a mixed martial arts gym to someone automatically instills terror. Even just in the act of inviting someone to a mixed martial arts class results in some sort of excuse. Making excuses, otherwise known rationalization, is a defense mechanism that justifies and explains controversial behaviors and feelings. Let’s look at some of the most common “rationalizations” people have for not joining an MMA gym and why they are unacceptable: 1) I don’t like to fight Certainly, some people go to an MMA gym to train and…
  • 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…
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    DentalPlans.com Blog

  • Bracing Yourself for the Cost of Braces? Save Big With :DentalPlans

    18 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
      Let us give it to you “straight.”   There are lots of ongoing expenses when it comes to raising children…and a handful of really big ones: Saving for college, throwing a wedding, buying computers, and maybe even a car.   And then there’s the one we all hope we can skip; that is, if genetics cooperate. We’re talking of course about “braces,” sure to add up to thousands of dollars in orthodontist’s bills during our children’s pre-teen through teenage years.
  • 7 Reasons to Put Smiling On Your Agenda This Week!

    11 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
        Solve this riddle: Do this and the world does it with you. You’re never fully dressed without one. And Mona Lisa’s is perhaps the most famous.   We’re talking about smiles, of course…and that’s because this Monday, August 11th,, marks the beginning of a celebration you can’t help but be happy about: National Smile Week.
  • Keep Your Teeth Safe While Enjoying Your Summer

    4 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
      Summertime=Warmth, Vacation, and…Calculus? Introducing Six Common Dental Problems To Avoid   We interrupt this summer with a special :DentalPlans update, designed to keep you safe, healthy, and enjoying this wonderful time of year.   Look, we hate to be a downer, but with all of its joys, summer is not without its health and safety hazards. There are the obvious ones, like sunburns, bug bites, sports/water injuries, and car trouble, and then there are the lesser-known troubles—dental troubles--that can also put a real damper on things.
  • 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.
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  • Simple Ways To Rehydrate Yourself After Throwing Up

    PUP
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:27 am
    Throwing up or puking is an informal term used frequently by many for vomiting. The stomach contents are forcefully expelled out orally. In fact it is your tummy’s indication to get rid of whatever you did that made it sick. …
  • Causes Of Fiberglass Itch: Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Itching

    PUP
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    The man made fiberglass has proved to be an extremely useful material in modern age. This strong, lightweight and all weather resistant material is used in boats, air crafts, bath tubs, pipes, surfboards, roofing, automobiles etc. Fiberglass is a fiber …
  • What Causes Ingrown Eyebrow Hairs And How To Get Rid Of Them?

    PUP
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    Ingrown eyebrow hair is not uncommon among women. One reason for women being more subjected to this condition is they frequently use hair removal techniques to shape their eyebrows. The eyebrow hair grows inwards sometimes when it is not removed …
  • Causes Of Pock Marks On Nose: Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Them

    PUP
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    Facial beauty is adored by everyone. Your face tells many stories of your life. In fact it is a living slate which reflects many of the non verbal communications. A person having sharp features, long and supple nose, smooth and …
  • Overlapping Toes Symptoms: What Causes It And How To Correct It?

    PUP
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    Your feet are often a neglected part of the body. Everyone would like to see their face in mirror, but no one would like to look down and observe their feet. All said and done, your feet and toes are …
 
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    Three Minute Egg

  • Honoring BKS Iyengar

    Lindsay
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    In Honor of Mr. Iyengar As some of you may already know, BKS Iyengar left the physical body on the 20th of August in India. Mr. Iyengar was one of the most influential yogis of all time, and is personally responsible for what most of us view as proper alignment in the physical practice of […]
  • Introducing Junior Eggs!

    Eggman
    8 Dec 2013 | 9:42 am
    After years of patience, some begging, and numerous customer requests, I am excited at last to announce the release of the Junior Egg! Juniors have the same shape as our Classic Namastegg, but they’re a couple of inches smaller. Why 2 sizes of Eggs?  When I made my first Eggs out of wood there were […]
  • The Beauty of Beginner’s Mind – Review of Three Minute Egg® Workshops & Product

    Eggman
    20 Nov 2013 | 4:55 am
    As a Purna Yoga instructor, I have an abiding love for props. They can make poses more accessible either by filling in space or acting as extensors, or they can help practitioners understand action in a pose by providing contact sensation to give direction. And while the Three Minute Egg® seemed like a nice enough […]
  • 8 Reasons Dads Love the Three Minute Egg®

    Lindsay
    15 Jun 2013 | 3:38 pm
    Here at Team 3ME, we’re not afraid to walk the line, right near the edge. Maybe we should be! But, we’re not. So in the spirit of being fearless, we bring you… The Top 8 Reasons Dads Love the Three Minute Egg® 8. Eggs make great conversation starters when wooing single yoginis. 7. In a […]
  • Three Minute Egg Workshop – Yoga for Healthy Knees and Hips with Jules Mitchell

    Lindsay
    26 May 2013 | 6:00 pm
    Our good friend and yoga therapist, Jules Mitchell, is teaching a workshop for Healthy Knees & Hips on July 13 and she’ll be using Eggs! If you are in the Los Angeles, CA area, definitely check out this workshop. We can all benefit from this information and Jules’ experience in biomechanics. Workshop will include lecture, DOING Yapana […]
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  • Chlorella: One Superfood To Rule Them All

    Good Living Doc
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    People love the idea of taking a multivitamin – pop a yummy gummy every morning and you’re covered for the day. Bring on the pizza rolls! Unfortunately, that’s not how nutrition OR health works, regardless of what TV commercials tell us. I am aware that pizza tastes better than steamed broccoli. This fact is partially […]
  • 3 Completely Free Natural Infection Fighters Supported By Science

    Good Living Doc
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Viral infections like colds and flu are the #1 reason people buy over-the-counter medications each year. Controlling the body aches, coughs, and runny noses of the world has turned into a multi-billion dollar enterprise. Despite the fact that there are literally dozens of inexpensive symptom remedies from which to choose, preventing viral infections is always […]
  • What Science Says About Salt Causing Heart Attacks

    Good Living Doc
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:58 pm
    If you ever want to get your hand slapped in public by a friend or loved one, just reach for the salt shaker the next time you’re at a restaurant together. Salting food elicits such an exaggerated response these days that you’d probably get the same reaction by reaching across the table and smashing their […]
  • 8 Fitness Hacks That Make Exercise More Convenient

    Good Living Doc
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    The #1 excuse people give for not exercising is lack of time. Anyone with a family or demanding career (or both) can easily let their fitness goals slide, especially if they often see the sunset before they see their spouse and kids. Exercise is a genetic necessity, meaning our bodies simply cannot (and will not) […]
  • 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 […]
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  • 22 Crazy-Delicious Quesadilla Combinations

    Kori Hill Wallace
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Napoleon Dynamite’s grandma said it best when she declared, “Make yourself a dang quesadilla!” Because not only are these tasty tortilla treats easy to make, but they also contain cheese—which we consider one of the world's great wonders. On top of that, they’re easy to adapt for any dietary preference branching in dozens of directions: basic cheese-only, loaded up with nutrient-rich veggies, packed with proteins, or even stuffed with sweets! But whatever route you take, these happy little half-moons are a pure delight.  Quesadillas can do triple duty as a healthy snack,…
  • Recipe: Sweet Potato and Egg Breakfast Hash

    Aylin Erman
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    Potato-based breakfasts may bring hash browns and home fries to mind, but they can also be the foundation of a healthy weekend or weekday meal.  To turn up the nutrition, this recipe uses vitamin-rich sweet potato instead of white potatoes. Not only does it add a kick of flavor, but sweet potatoes are also high in vitamins B6, C, and D, as well as carotenoids and antioxidants.  If we didn’t have you at sweet potato, there’s always eggs. (Yolk porn, anyone?) Despite popular claims, studies show that eggs are actually quite good for you, and not linked to cardiovascular disease. They’re…
  • How to Create Your Own CrossFit WOD

    Alice Oglethorpe
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    High-intensity workouts are popular for a reason: They work [1]. So it's not surprising that more and more CrossFit gyms—packed with shirtless men and kick-butt women tearing through intense workouts—are popping up every day. But what is it about this training style that makes it so effective? Or perhaps a better first question: How specifically is CrossFit different from other popular, challenging workouts? The answer's not immediately obvious. “It’s easy to confuse CrossFit-style workouts with traditional bootcamp classes,” says Erica Giovinazzo, Greatist Expert and CrossFit coach…
  • Greatist Workout of the Day: Monday, August 18th

    The Greatist Team
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    This series of GWODs was designed especially for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video demos of each movement, follow the links below the graphic. Be sure to note the results of your workout so you can track your progress as you go. Before you tackle this killer workout, try this quick and effective full-body warm-up designed by Bodeefit. It's just five simple moves but hits every major muscle group and gets your heart pumping. Mount Evans Complete 5 rounds of the following as fast as safely possible: 20 Jumping Lunges (10 per leg)…
  • Beefcake Yoga and 5 More Links You Might’ve Missed This Week

    Jeff Cattel
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    There’s so much Internet and so little time. That’s why we’re curating a short list of the best of the best (aka"the Greatist") meaningful, thought-provoking, hilarious, and/or just incredibly cool content we’ve come across this week. In other words, it's the stuff we'd email/gchat/tweet/text you immediately if we were besties. While we'll never stop striving to bring our readers amazing content on a daily basis, we know not all the best stuff comes from us. 1. The Rise of Beefcake Yoga (The New York Times) Pro wrestlers and yogis don’t seem to have much in common—besides spending…
 
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  • Can Sleep Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals?

    Swarnam John
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Can Sleep Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals?Take care, Swarnam
  • 5 Late Summer Foods to Try This Week!

    Swarnam John
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:22 am
    5 Late Summer Foods to Try This Week!Take care, Swarnam
  • 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…
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  • 3 Powerful Workout Challenges

    Lauren Cosgrove
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:29 am
    If you are anything like me, establishing physical fitness goals can be just as great a challenge as the workouts themselves. Should I be running? Do I need to join a gym to be successful? Do I know enough about technique to do any of this right at all? Luckily, for all of us “flounderers,” […]
  • Murad Skincare

    Lauren Cosgrove
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    When it comes to caring for the skin, there are few that do it better than Dr. Murad. Dr. Murad is a trained dermatologist, pharmacist and Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA; he has devoted his life to understanding skin health and aging. Basically, you can trust the guy to care for your face. He knows […]
  • 5 Ways to Relax in Less Than 5 Minutes

    Lauren Cosgrove
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Stress can do terrible things to your body: your muscles tense up all at once, breathing becomes much harder to do, and your heart starts working overtime, making you more prone to stress-related disorders such as headaches or even cardiovascular disease. Now is the time to take it easy. We mean it. Unfortunately, this is […]
  • 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 […]
 
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  • Migraine Headache Causes

    Sydney Johnston
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    I felt like my eyes were literally going to pulsate out of my skull.  The soft glow from the streetlight outside my window was almost nonexistent, but to me, it seemed as if some sadist was shining a spotlight directly into my retinas.  And the noise!  “Who keeps pounding on my window with a hammer?” […]
  • 5 Super-Foods For Eye Health

    Sydney Johnston
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    When it comes to your health, your diet has a major impact and eating certain foods can have a really positive effect on specific areas of your health, as well as your general wellbeing. There has been a lot of emphasis on healthy eating and super-foods in media publications in recent years and it can […]
  • 5 Ways to Maintain Healthy Feet

    Sydney Johnston
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    People spend a lot of time of their feet during their lifetime. Wearing the right shoe is very important in avoiding foot problems and conditions. Here are several ways to maintain a healthy foot. 1. Wear the proper shoes for your feet Wear the appropriate shoe size. Many people are surprised to learn that their […]
  • The Perseids: The Best Meteor Shower Of The Year Now Available At A Sky Near You

    Sydney Johnston
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    If you are thrilled by the spectacular beauty and pure awesomeness (is there such a word? :-) of meteor showers, then check our your skies from August 11-13 for the best show of the year. It's called the Perseids and it's a meteor that is exceptionally bright in August because it meanders through a lot […]
  • Why Do I Have An Almost Constant Headache?

    Sydney Johnston
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Are you one of the millions of people worldwide who suffer from a constant headache?  In the United States alone, over 10 million patients per year visit their doctor because of chronic head pain.  Due to missed work and medical costs, headaches cost America more than 50 billion dollars every year.  If you suffer from […]
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    Coach Calorie

  • How to Get Over Your Fear of Eating More Calories

    Tony Schober, CPT
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    You’re not eating enough to lose weight, and your fear of eating more food is holding you back. Here’s how to bump up your calories without stressing out. How Eating Too Few Calories Affects Your Weight Loss Chances are, your weight loss woes are NOT a result of eating too much. In fact, you’re likely eating below your BMR and not getting enough nutrition to support your activity levels. Eating fewer and fewer calories does not result in better weight loss. When your body senses an energy deficit it slows its metabolism by reducing the output of important hormones. Keep your…
  • The No-Gimmick Best Way to Detox Your Body

    Tony Schober, CPT
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    90% of the detox programs on the market are nothing but gimmicky scams that harm your health. Here’s the right way to detox your body… Most Detox Plans Cause More Harm Than Good I have to cringe every time I see another article on how to detox. These detox plans have many things in common. The main ideas of most of them are: Resting the body using some kind of fasting protocol. Juicing veggies or fruit. Eating very low calories. Ridding the body of toxins. These are just the most common principles. There are many more extreme detox protocols too. I’ve even seen fasting for…
  • What Should I Eat Before Bed to Keep Me Fit and Sane?

    Tony Schober, CPT
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    Many people worry that eating late at night will keep them from losing weight. Find out if that’s true, and see what you should eat at night to stay fit. Does Eating Before Bed Keep You From Losing Weight? Despite what you might have heard, eating food after a certain time isn’t in-and-of-itself going to keep you from losing weight. That’s like saying eating breakfast makes you gain weight. While proponents of not eating after a certain time tout their results, you have to question if the weight loss was a result of not eating after a certain time, or if it was simply due to…
  • Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

    Tony Schober, CPT
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Healthy snacks are a great way to treat yourself without feeling guilty from all the artificial flavors and preservatives in the typical supermarket baked goods section. During my quest to find the perfect healthy snack, I stumbled upon an excellent idea to make a cookie dough dip from Chocolate Covered Katie. This is my own personal adaptation. Finding That Elusive Nighttime Snack I don’t know about you, but nights are when I want to snack. The days…not so much. I needed to find a way to satisfy that craving without it interfering with my goals. I needed the snack to satisfy some…
  • How to Get Started Losing Weight For the Very Last Time

    Tony Schober, CPT
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Tired of starting the weight loss process over and over again from the beginning? Here’s how to make this time the last time you ever try to lose weight. Make a Commitment to do Whatever it Takes Make a promise to yourself that you will do whatever it takes to make this the last time you try to lose weight. Certain aspects of weight loss are going to initially make you feel uncomfortable. You have to be willing to ignore your rationalizations and push forward no matter what. Reflect on Your Individual Personality Your personality has a lot to do with your success. Stop and think about…
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    TennisElbowTips.com Blog

  • Can Tennis Elbow Come Back Even After Surgery

    tenniselbowtips
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    Anyone who has suffered from tennis elbow knows that getting rid of it can be very challenging and frustrating.  If you are in the lucky group who have cured it and have recently noticed a little discomfort and pain in the same elbow, you may just have the question of: can tennis elbow come back – even after you have had surgery?  Read on to get the answer. The short answer to the question is yes and yes.  It is absolutely possible to re-injure the same elbow in which you had tennis elbow before.  It doesn’t matter if it was surgically repaired or not.  So how and why does…
  • How Tennis and Other Racquet Sport Players Should Tackle Tennis Elbow In the Off Season

    tenniselbowtips
    5 Nov 2013 | 1:54 am
    Just because it is the off season it doesn’t mean you should simply hang up your tennis racquet and hibernate like a bear.  Especially if you are a tennis player who suffers from bouts of tennis elbow on and off throughout the season. The off season is a great time to address your injury and finally do something about it so you permanently put your injury behind you and enjoy a pain free upcoming tennis season.  Even if you play other racquet sports such as badminton, squash or racquet ball, you too should take proactive measures right now to nip your injury in the butt. There are…
  • Why Rest Is Not Best When It Comes to Tennis Elbow Recovery

    tenniselbowtips
    8 Sep 2013 | 7:02 am
    Have you read on the internet or been told from “armchair Doctors” that rest is the best thing for tennis elbow?  If so, get ready to be shocked!  As I am about to call BS on this and here’s why … We believe that somehow when we rest, our body naturally goes into healing mode.  While this can be true for conditions of exhaustion, this cannot be said for tendon injuries such as tennis elbow. You could literally sit around the house for months resting and babying your affected arm and return to whichever action, movements, or activity that was responsible for your…
  • Tennis Elbow Diagnosis: What Your Doctor Will Look For

    tenniselbowtips
    22 Jul 2013 | 7:09 am
    For anyone who suspects that they may have tennis elbow, it is always best to seek out your GP and get their advice.  A proper tennis elbow diagnosis test can only be done by someone who is medically trained in this area. So what can you expect to happen in the diagnosis process, what your Doctor will look for and what steps can you take after you are diagnosed to help speed up your recovery time? In most medical settings your Doctor will ask some simple questions such as: When did you first notice your pain? What were you doing at the time? Has the pain gotten worse? Where is the exact…
  • The Truth About Tennis Elbow

    tenniselbowtips
    17 Jul 2013 | 7:22 am
    When it comes to the truth about tennis elbow, I’m sure you’ve heard all kinds of things about what works and what doesn’t. If you want to avoid all of the pitfalls and obstacles that most tennis elbow sufferers experience and run into, then you’ll love this infographic.  Here I reveal some facts about tennis elbow, the dead end road and a 3 step recovery process that will help stop your pain and get you back doing things you love to do: What did I forget? I know that I didn’t cover every topic about tennis elbow under the sun. I would love to hear about what…
 
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    1800 CPAP Blog Central

  • 17 Things Only CPAP Users Will Understand

    1800CPAP
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
     A look at the lighter side of sleep apnea therapy and treatment! I’ve Got 99 Problems but CPAP Ain’t One. 1. Your friends and family will make every sci-fi character reference that comes to mind when they see you with your mask on. Darth Vader has been the longest comparison but Bane has been the most popular in recent years. Let’s also not forget the elephant trunk reference made to the tubing. “Luke, I am your father”. 2. For years you have been exiled to the couch or guest bedroom but since you brought home that new CPAP you are now welcome back to the master…
  • Meet the New AirSense™ 10 Series of CPAP Models by ResMed (S10)

    1800CPAP
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    ResMed AirSense™ 10 Series Review A few years ago I was at a sleep conference in Minneapolis talking to Fisher and Paykel representatives over dinner and drinks about their new technology, SenseAwake. After hearing the sales pitch about this new algorithm my immediate interpretation of their description of this technology was to refer to it as an “auto ramp” feature. Fast forward 3 years to the release of the ResMed AirSense™ 10 (commonly referred to as the S10 since it follows the S9 series) and one of the trademark names in the new series of features is AutoRamp™ .  This is such…
  • 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…
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    Lam, Sam (lamfacialplastics.com)

  • Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:12 am
    Dr. Lam, author of “Cosmetic Surgery of the Asian Face“, has trained extensively in Asian Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) and offers his patients a wide rage of options for achieving their aesthetic goals. Each patient comes in with their only set of goals and concerns out of which Dr. Lam creates the idea procedure plan to create the best results possible. One of the staples of an Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas is the creation of the “double eyelid.” The Asian upper-eyelid surgery was the most popular request two decades ago, but today some feel that a high lid crease and…
  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    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…
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    BerryRipe

  • Give Your House a Touch of Green With Tree Wall Decals

    BerryRipe
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Do you know how can you give your home a customized look? By means of wall stickers and decals which you can get an opportunity to give your house an elegant personalized look which will reflect your taste and preference to the people who come and visit your house. There are a lot of ways through which you can actually design your house beautifully with the various types of wall stickers and decals such as tree wall decals from magictreestickers.co.uk, wall stickers of famous characters, wall quotes, and famous wall sayings along with wall lettering. Idea behind the tree wall decals and other…
  • 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…
 
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    Gluten Free Paleo Health Advice |Beverly Meyer | Podcast & Resources

  • How To Prepare Fermented Foods: Book Review and Interview With Lisa Herndon

    Beverly Meyer
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Here’s an excellent step by step guide on how to prepare fermented foods at home. It includes all the hows and whys of homemade Ketchup, Mayo, Chutney, Kimchee, Kefir, Kraut and more… Enjoy these highlights from my interview with author Lisa Herndon (see podcast link below or on my iTunes page). This is the second edition of “Lisa’s Counter Culture: Pickles and Other Well Bred Foods”.  Lisa and I also spoke last year in this podcast interview on the first edition. The biggest change is the type of fermenting system recommended.  The Probiotic Jar seems…
  • Pure Indian Foods Ghee: Great Products and an Interesting Interview

    Beverly Meyer
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Pure Indian Foods ghee is a fifth-generation Indian business, now run in the United States.  My interview with owner Sandeep Agarwal talks about this amazing substance, its history, uses, and the different ghee products made by Pure Indian Foods. To listen in, the podcast link is on my iTunes page or there’s a player at the bottom of this article. Pure Indian Foods ghee is my favorite ghee, and I order it by the case. It is organic, non-homogenized, and made from raw milk butter.  The flavor of the plain ghee and the herb infused ghees is amazing and makes plain food taste…
  • Understanding Gelatin and Collagen Supplements

    Beverly Meyer
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Gelatin and collagen supplements play an important health recovery role in the Paleo Diet, GAPS Diet or Specific Carbohydrate Diet.  Long known for improving hair, skin and nails, gelatin has been commercially available since the 1920′s. The terms collagen and gelatin can be used interchangeably when talking about supplements. Here’s what I learned in doing this podcast with a representative from Vital Proteins Collagen products. (Podcast link below). Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body.  It is a key component of ALL connective tissue, including that…
  • Rubin Naiman on Treating Insomnia Naturally

    Beverly Meyer
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    I spoke with Dr. Rubin Naiman on treating insomnia naturally, and looking at the meaning of sleep, dreams, sleep medications, and the effects of modern lifestyle on sleeping.  Sounds like a pretty normal conversation so far, right? But surprises await!   Dr. Naiman has a unique background, and his approach to sleep may fascinate you.  For example, our conversation on Sleep and Nutrition was NOT about vitamins, food or diet, but about how our energies are fed and managed. We are, as a culture, in hyperarousal.  We are overfed and overenergized with thinking, worrying,…
  • The Paleo Diet For Teenage Athletes and Other Teens

    Beverly Meyer
    2 Aug 2014 | 5:51 pm
    What foods would a Paleo Diet for teenage athletes include?  How can we help teens understand why pancakes, bread and juice are not the right way to eat?   This article was written as a letter to a teenage boy to help him improve his mental and physical performance….  Hope it inspires you and your other teens! Dear Teens and Parents! Ready to feel better, look better and perform better in school or sports?   In the Paleo Diet (eating the way humans evolved to eat as hunters and gatherers), we avoid eating calories from sugary or starchy carbs such as grains, juice,…
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    CPR123

  • Anaphylaxis in Children

    Lali Ha
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    Children are going back to school, and with that, comes exposures to new and unfortunately allergy-inducing agents.  Certain foods, insect bites and drugs can cause allergic reactions in children who are sensitive to them.  Anaphylaxis is the most severe type of allergic reaction.  It may occur from a few minutes to an hour to two after contact with an allergen.  Anaphylaxis can cause the airways to swell, making breathing difficult.  It may also cause a drop in blood pressure.  A combination of these signs could mean less blood and oxygen reaching a child’s essential organs – and…
  • Instant Noodles and Heart Risk

    Lali Ha
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Instant noodles, a quintessential meal for the budget-conscious or time-saving folks, is now associated with metabolic syndrome in women.  Researchers in South Korea, where instant noodle consumption is the highest in the world, studied 10,711 adults, and independent of other factors, found that women who ate instant noodles at least twice a week were 68 percent more likely to have metabolic syndrome.  Metabolic syndrome is a group of symptoms that include abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and blood sugar levels.  These factors are known to increase the risk of heart…
  • Fruity Breakfast Ideas for the Heart

    Lali Ha
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    Here are some ideas for anyone wishing to grab a healthy breakfast on the go without compromising flavor. Yogurt and fruit parfaits Add layers of diced fresh fruit or small berries with nonfat plain yogurt or Greek yogurt and low-fat granola in a  tall tumbler.  Mix it up with pistachio and walnuts.  Mason jars work too.   Peanut butter and raisin taquito Spread one to two tablespoons of natural peanut butter over a six-inch whole wheat tortilla wrap.  Sprinkle with raisins, chopped apple or banana and drizzle of agave nectar and roll.  Enjoy with a 1/2-cup serving of calcium and…
  • A Smarter Way to Call Your Doctor

    Lali Ha
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    There are few apps on the market that are now bringing convenience and high-quality healthcare to our bedrooms.  Inspired by apps like Uber, these new “house call” apps aim to increase access to healthcare when patients need it most.  Customers range from parents not wanting or unable to take a sick child to a hospital to a professional with no time to see a doctor during the day.  House calls are comparable to an urgent care visit and cost much less than the emergency room.  They offer privacy and convenience.  At the present time, however, these services are not rendered by…
  • 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…
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    HellaWella

  • 13 ways to prepare parsnips and reap all the awesome nutritional benefits

    Vivian Lee
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    13 ways to prepare parsnips and reap all the awesome nutritional benefitsAugust 26, 2014Parsnips may look like bleached carrots, but that’s because they are in the same family as their orange cousins. While carrots bring on the beta-carotene, parsnips also pack a powerful nutritional...Add comment
  • 4 common interior design mistakes: How many do you make?

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    4 common interior design mistakes: How many do you make?August 26, 2014Everyone has a unique sense of style, so there can really be no “mistakes” when it comes to your home’s interior design, right? Wrong. Whether it’s ignoring classic proportions or failing to select...Add comment
  • How to pick the perfect tomato

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    How to pick the perfect tomatoAugust 26, 2014Few foods are as ubiquitous as tomatoes, found in everything from salads to sandwiches to pastas. These plump and juicy fruits positively take over farmers markets and produce sections of grocery...Add comment
  • One-on-one diet coaching app teaches healthy eating habits on the cheap

    Jennifer Mosscrop
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    One-on-one diet coaching app teaches healthy eating habits on the cheapAugust 26, 2014When it comes to weight loss, following a healthy diet is just as important as exercise. The question many people face: What exactly do we put in our mouths for optimal results?Add comment
  • Seared salmon and tomato chutney with cranberry bean & spinach stew [Recipe]

    Vivian Lee
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Seared salmon and tomato chutney with cranberry bean & spinach stew [Recipe]August 26, 2014India has 7,000 miles of coastline, and it has been feeding people since the dawn of time. In this dish, you’ll take part in the tradition, searing salmon fillets and serving them with a...Add comment
 
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    You, Your Body and Your Health

  • Are You Overestimating Your Daily Calorie Expenditure?

    23 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    For those of you who regularly follow my blog, you’ll know that I often post images of my daily calorie expenditure by way of my Nike+ Fuelband. However, what you may not know is that… Your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Eating Unhealthy Foods and Losing Weight: Is This Even Possible?

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A while back someone asked me "Is it at all possible to lose weight without eating vegetables, fruits and other healthy foods?" Believe it or not, my answer was a firm "YES!" In fact,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The “Freshmen 15”: Six Simple Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight

    16 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    With every passing year a new pool of incoming college freshmen are faced with the sudden risk of double digit weight gain commonly known as the "freshmen 15". While some folks call it fiction,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Lose Weight Without Getting Flabby Skin

    12 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Has your dramatic weight loss resulted in an unsightly appearance of loose, flabby skin? This is a common occurrence when a large amount of weight is lost through calorie restriction (dieting) and/or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 8 Amazing Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    5 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You’ve probably heard a lot about the many benefits of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids but do you actually know what they are and why they’re so beneficial? Also known as omega-3s, these... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Healthy Family Matters

  • Let’s Talk Health: Essential Oils to Help Curb Cravings and Addictions

    Erica Brooks
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:04 pm
    ADDICTIONS: We have all dealt with one or another of some kind. Sweets/Sugar, Chocolate, Cokes, Caffeine, Coffee, Alcohol, Nicotine, etc! TODAY on Oily Wisdom with April we will talk about the essential oils that may help curb these cravings and addictions. Listen to the replay below: Click here to ====> Order Essential Oils Linked up at Friday Favorite, Weekends Are Fun
  • Let’s Talk Health: Essential Rewards 101

    Erica Brooks
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    Join us as we discuss Young Living’s Essential Rewards program and how it can help you and your family live a healthier lifestyle. Wednesday August 20, 2014 Join us at 12:30pm CST Call in: 530-881-1212 Meeting ID: 452-974-222
  • 10-Minute Arm Day Workout

    Erica Brooks
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Today is arm day. Thought I would switch things up a bit and try something new. I tried a Popsugar Fitness video on Youtube. It was a little more fast paced than I’m used to but I’d try it again. It was only 10 minutes yet it got a variety of arm exercises to work your biceps and triceps in for a short amount of time. Check it out below: What’s your favorite arm workout routine? To follow my healthy weight loss journey on Instagram click here.
  • Essential Oils for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

    Erica Brooks
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
    Recently while the kids were playing outside our neighbor came over to let me know that her son had Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease and that it was contagious. Since my children were outside playing with him I immediately made them come inside, wash their hands and I applied Thieves essential oil to their hands and feet. Thieves is antiviral and helps to fight infections. Fortunately they have not contracted the disease. Yay! A good recipe to use in case your child contracts Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease is to mix 5 drops each of Purification, Thieves and Lavender essential oils with 1 oz coconut…
  • Peace and Calming Essential Oil to Help Relieve Back to School Stress

    Erica Brooks
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    It’s that time year again! Back to school time. When I was a little girl, I loved this time of year. It meant new school supplies, new school clothes, seeing old friends, new classroom, new teachers and starting a fresh new year. Unfortunately, times have changed and not all children are as excited to start a new school year, especially with all of the “new” changes that will be taking place. If your child is having trouble adapting to all the newness of going back to school consider Peace & Calming essential oil. Peace & Calming® is a gentle, fragrant blend. When…