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  • Junk food does more than make you fat

    CNN.com - Health
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. This week we look at salt intake and its impact on MS; junk food and the damage it does to your desire to eat healthy; how drinking coffee may help you keep your teeth; and how more parents have their kids vaccinated.
  • Meet CrossFit's Fittest Man on Earth

    CNN.com - Health
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    From Fittest Man on Earth to new father, CrossFit champion Rich Froning talks about his success at the 2014 Games and where he goes from here.
  • Well: Don’t Catch What Ails Your House

    NYT > Health
    By JANE E. BRODY
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It doesn’t take a flood to encourage the growth of mold in a home. A moist environment will do. A runny nose, coughing and all the rest typically follow.
  • Q&A: Don’t Judge Them by Their Shells

    NYT > Health
    By C. CLAIBORNE RAY
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
    They look different, but the difference in nutritional value between the different-colored eggs is negligible.
  • Ice bucket challenge brings in $100M

    CNN.com - Health
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:05 pm
    CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the amazing amount of cash generated by the viral video trend.
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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: 6951 95 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: 798 5 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: 1218 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: 861911 43 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: 1194 7 ratings Time: 02:33 More in Education
 
 
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    NYT > Health

  • Well: Don’t Catch What Ails Your House

    By JANE E. BRODY
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It doesn’t take a flood to encourage the growth of mold in a home. A moist environment will do. A runny nose, coughing and all the rest typically follow.
  • Judge Blocks Abortion Law in Louisiana

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:26 pm
    A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana’s new abortion law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics.
  • Q&A: Don’t Judge Them by Their Shells

    By C. CLAIBORNE RAY
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
    They look different, but the difference in nutritional value between the different-colored eggs is negligible.
  • Sam Kass, the Obamas’ Foodmaster General

    By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Mr. Kass, the first family’s personal chef, has one of the highest public profiles of anyone in the East Wing and a window into the zealously guarded space and tastes of the Obama White House.
  • Cholesterol Drug Halves Heart Attack and Stroke in Early Test

    By REUTERS
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:36 pm
    The results, though not conclusive, provide the first evidence that targeting a protein known as PCSK9 could reduce cardiovascular risks for millions of patients.
 
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    CNN.com - Health

  • Meet CrossFit's Fittest Man on Earth

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    From Fittest Man on Earth to new father, CrossFit champion Rich Froning talks about his success at the 2014 Games and where he goes from here.
  • Junk food messes with you

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. This week we look at salt intake and its impact on MS; junk food and the damage it does to your desire to eat healthy; how drinking coffee may help you keep your teeth; and how more parents have their kids vaccinated.
  • Ab workouts waste time

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads advertised online or on TV have worked, so you figure it's time to sign up for that 30-minute abs class at the gym.
  • Ice bucket challenge brings in $100M

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:05 pm
    CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the amazing amount of cash generated by the viral video trend.
  • Junk food does more than make you fat

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. This week we look at salt intake and its impact on MS; junk food and the damage it does to your desire to eat healthy; how drinking coffee may help you keep your teeth; and how more parents have their kids vaccinated.
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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

  • The Ten Worst-Paying Jobs in America

    Naomi Shavin
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    It’s easy to forget now, but the original purpose of Labor Day wasn't to invite your friends over for a cookout, some beers, and one last chance to celebrate the summer. It was to recognize the contributions of American workers, at a time of
  • Happy Labor Day. Are Unions Dead?

    Jonathan Cohn
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Editor's Note: Rich Yeselson worked in the labor movement as a strategist and researcher for contract and organizing campaigns for over 20 years.  "Fortress
  • Miami Is the #1 Airport in America for Shipping Dead Foreigners. Here's What It Costs to Fly a Corpse Home.

    Jan Nijman and Michael Shin
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In October 2012 a raft carrying twenty-three Cuban refugees on its way to Miami capsized and a reported fourteen people drowned. It had happened to hundreds more before them, and they surely will not be the last. Every year more than 1,000 Central Americans die trying to illegally cross the U.S. bor
  • Science Does Not Support the 'Rule of Seven' for Relationships

    Alice Robb
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Bloggers and busybodies are divided over whether or not the age difference between actress Jennifer Lawrence, 24, and musician Chris Martin, 37, automatically renders their relationship inappropriate. Daily Mail “relationship expert” Tracey Cox
  • I Didn't Realize How Addicted My Kids Were to Sugar—Until I Took It Away

    Tracey Thorn
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I’m so obedient it’s tragic, really. I am a government campaign’s model audience. Give me a command, see how I run. A few weeks ago, the news was full of how sugar was killing us all. I approached the newspaper articles with some complacency, taking for granted that we were a virtuous househol
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    Newswise: MedNews

  • Study Compares Consequences of Teen Alcohol and Marijuana Use

    New York University
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The researchers also found that alcohol use was more commonly reported to compromise relationships with friends and significant others (e.g., boyfriends); it was also reported to lead to more regret, particularly among females. Marijuana use on the other hand was more commonly reported to compromise relationships with teachers or supervisors, result in less energy or interest, and result in lower school or job performance.
  • Inhibiting Inflammatory Enzyme After Heart Attack Does Not Reduce Risk of Subsequent Event

    JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    In patients who experienced an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event (such as heart attack or unstable angina), use of the drug darapladib to inhibit the enzyme lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (believed to play a role in the development of atherosclerosis) did not reduce the risk of recurrent major coronary events, according to a study published by JAMA.
  • Medication Shows Mixed Results in Reducing Complications From Cardiac Surgery

    JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Administration of colchicine, a plant-based medication commonly used to treat gout, before and after cardiac surgery showed mixed results in reducing potential complications from this type of surgery, but it did increase the risk of gastrointestinal adverse effects, according to a study published by JAMA.
  • John Herzenberg, M.D., and Shawn Standard, M.D., Named 2014 Innovators of the Year by The Daily Record

    LifeBridge Health
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Daily Record has named John Herzenberg, M.D., and Shawn Standard, M.D., from the LifeBridge Health Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopedics, as 2014 Innovators of the Year. They were part of the team that developed PRECICE 2, the second generation of the PRECICE(tm) Limb Lengthening System.
  • A Vaccine for Ebola?

    University of Vermont
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    To learn more about this outbreak and the creation of new human vaccines, Vermont Medicine, a publication of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, talked to infectious disease experts Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., UVM Vaccine Testing Center director, and Kristen Pierce, M.D., who have led vaccine studies for such global pathogens as cholera, West Nile virus, dengue, typhoid fever and anthrax.
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    Digg: sex Stories

  • Fantasy Football Sex

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Semantics matter.
  • I'm Fighting BYU's Ban On Sex

    14 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Growing up Mormon in Yakima, Washington, I was told to save sex for marriage.
  • An Illustrated Guide To Animal Sex

    14 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    Don't worry, we know you're in the office. That's why we've created this very SFW illustration of how they do it on the Discovery Channel.
  • Meet The Modern-Day Masters Of Sex

    6 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    Nobody plans on being a sex researcher when they grow up. Nobody plans to work a strain gauge between splayed legs as they measure changes in penis circumference during sex ual stimulation. Nobody dreams to sit across from over-caffeinated college students who are looking to make a quick buck, having to prosaically ask, “When’s the last time you’ve had oral sex ?"
  • Cosmopolitan Has Launched Their First-Ever Lesbian Sex Position Guide

    4 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Cosmopolitan’s brand of unusual sex advice is now reaching non-straight women: “28 Mind-Blowing Lesbian Sex Positions” is the first time they’ve offered sex advice to LGBTQ women in nearly 40 years.
 
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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

  • Family of ill UK boy accuses officials of cruelty

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    LONDON (AP) — The grandmother of a British boy with a severe brain tumor has accused UK authorities of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a British hospital against medical advice.
  • Tests show no sign of Ebola in Swedish man

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    Medical authorities in the Swedish capital said on Monday tests on a man brought into hospital over the weekend and suspected of potentially carrying Ebola showed no signs the deadly disease. The Swedish man, whose name was not disclosed, had recently traveled to a "risk area" for the virus and had been taken to the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm suffering from a fever, sparking suspicions of Ebola. Stockholm county council said in a statement the man would continue to be treated at the hospital to ascertain the cause of his symptoms. More than 1,500 people have died in…
  • 'Most exciting ever' Novartis drug points to huge sales

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    By Ben Hirschler BARCELONA (Reuters) - Sales forecasts for Novartis's new heart failure drug are being ramped up by analysts after strikingly good clinical trial results for a medicine doctors expect to transform treatment of the deadly disease. David Epstein, Novartis' head of pharmaceuticals, said the launch of the drug next year promised to be the company's most exciting ever and profit margins on the medicine would be good. The results of a keenly-awaited clinical trial on LCZ696 were released at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology on Saturday and…
  • Novartis Japan admits concealing drug side effects

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:29 am
    The Japanese unit of Swiss pharma giant Novartis has admitted it did not report more than 2,500 cases of serious side effects in patients using its leukaemia and other cancer drugs, reportedly including some fatalities. The revelations, which marked the latest in a string of scandals at the company's Japanese subsidiary, come after local authorities slapped the firm on the wrist, saying it had to clean up its operations. On Friday, Novartis issued a statement saying it had failed to report to regulators at least 2,579 cases where patients had suffered serious potential side effects from…
  • Cyberonics device improves heart function after Boston flop

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:35 am
    By Ben Hirschler BARCELONA (Reuters) - A nerve stimulation device from Cyberonics improved cardiac function in heart failure patients in a small clinical trial, in contrast to an unsuccessful study backed by Boston Scientific. Both companies are trying to improve outcomes for patients with heart failure, in which the heart fails to pump blood efficiently, by stimulating the vagus nerve – a superhighway connecting the brain to the rest of the body. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), which involves delivering mild electrical pulses to the nerve in the neck, is already used successfully to treat…
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    WHO news

  • WHO issues roadmap to scale up international response to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    WHO is issuing today a roadmap to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa. The aim is to stop ongoing Ebola transmission worldwide within 6–9 months, while rapidly managing the consequences of any further international spread. It also recognizes the need to address, in parallel, the outbreak’s broader socioeconomic impact.
  • WHO calls for stronger action on climate-related health risks

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Previously unrecognized health benefits could be realized from fast action to reduce climate change and its consequences. For example, changes in energy and transport policies could save millions of lives annually from diseases caused by high levels of air pollution. The right energy and transport policies could also reduce the burden of disease associated with physical inactivity and traffic injury. Measures to adapt to climate change could also save lives around the world by ensuring that communities are better prepared to deal with the impact of heat, extreme weather, infectious disease…
  • 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.
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    Experience Life

  • Skin Deep: 10 Years of Successful Consumer Advocacy

    Heidi Wachter
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Ten years ago, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) began questioning how many personal-care products people used every day and the ingredients used in these products. What they discovered was eye-opening: Most people use 126 unique ingredients on their skin daily, Nearly 85 percent of the ingredients approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in personal-care products had not been evaluated for safety by the agency, the industry’s Cosmetics Ingredient Review panel, or any other regulatory body. They continued to dig deeper, began rating products based on the safety of…
  • ExperienceLife.com, Evolved!

    Jamie Martin
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:32 pm
  • Ibuprofen & Your Body: 10 Things to Know

    Experience Life Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    NSAIDs are everywhere — physicians annually write nearly 100 million prescriptions for them in the United States alone. And people buy billions of nonprescription NSAIDs over the counter each year. But NSAIDs can also increase the risk for illness in many different parts of the body, and they can interfere with the body’s natural healing process. Overuse can trigger a spiral of inflammation that results in autoimmune disease. That’s not all: Some people who take NSAIDs over a long period of time may actually worsen the underlying condition that causes their pain and inflammation.
  • Peace Through Personality

    Curt Micka
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Brian and Cindy had been talking about a life together. Now, they were on the verge of breaking up. Brian felt Cindy was spending too much time with her children and grandchildren, who lived in other states. In his view, this meant she didn’t have enough time for him. Cindy felt Brian was being overly controlling and selfish. When they asked for my assistance as a professional mediator, Cindy was on the brink of moving on. Listening to stories of their respective disappointments, I immediately recognized familiar patterns to their complaints. Cindy wanted connection (with Brian and her…
  • The Minimalist Challenge: #ELminimizes

    Jane Meronuck
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    My husband has a lofty goal to retire early, and he’s convinced that by smart investing, careful budgeting, and putting less value on “stuff,” we’ll be touring the United States in our Airstream by our mid-50s (yes, please.) While searching the Web for tips on how to simplify our lives, he stumbled across an intriguing blog called “The Minimalists.” It’s written by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, a couple of friends who seemingly had it all in their 20s — six-figure salaries, big houses, expensive cars, and lots and lots of stuff — but gave it all up to…
 
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  • California Couple Go to Extremes to Avoid Sugar by Rowing across the Pacific

    CalorieLab
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Courtesy FatChanceRow.org I think it’s safe to say that Sami Inkinen and Meredith Loring are not like you and me, even though I don’t know anything about you. Sami is Finnish, and co-founded the online real estate site Trulia, which enabled him to retire quite comfortably to pursue his favorite activities, all of which are exhausting, and to become one of the top-ranked amateur triathletes in the country. Meredith, who is married to him, was a competitive gymnast before she became a Silicon Valley software product manager. Along with a fondness for grueling tests of endurance,…
  • Flexible Restraint: A Healthy Lifestyle Beats Complex Diet Rules

    CalorieLab
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Nikol Lohr/Flickr I’ve worked with many patients over the years who have gone on diets with strict rules but end up gaining the weight back. These clients were afraid that without a lot of rules, they will eat uncontrollably. With so much high-calorie food available it can be easy to overeat, especially if you are highly responsive to the sight or smell of food. Although relying on rigid rules to control eating can help weight loss in the short run, people often find they can’t continue long term. Then they relapse and their eating feels more out-of-control than…
  • Don’t Taze Me, Bro!: Dr. J’s Tense Encounter with the Police

    dr-j
    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

    dr-j
    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…
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    Starling Fitness

  • Health and Fitness Magazines Never Had What I Needed

    Laura Moncur
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    I saw the ad on the corner of the screen. I can’t even remember where I was on the vast chasms of the Internet, but I saw it there: an ad for Self Magazine. I was surprised when I saw it because I wasn’t attracted to it. The inexpensive price for the subscription didn’t attract me. The six free gifts didn’t attract me. Not even the gym tote attracted me. None of it drew me nearer. But that somehow seemed wrong. Usually, when I am losing weight, I am DESPERATE for positive motivation. The last time I weighed as little as 180.6 pounds, I was subscribed to no less than…
  • Can’t Buy It. Can’t Read It In A Book.

    Laura Moncur
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    I have been rereading my entries about my spiritual experiences, because they are… lacking… Starling Fitness – The Spiritual Awakening: The Other Presence Starling Fitness – The Spiritual Awakening: At One With The Universe Starling Fitness – The Spiritual Awakening: On The Roof No matter how I rewrite them, I can’t convey the feeling that I had when I had them. I can’t even recreate them in my mind and feel the same feeling. I am completely incapable of making you feel that feeling I had when I was at the Blue Man Concert or so desperate with Calculus…
  • 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:…
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    EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion

  • Triple Berry Crisp Recipe: For Gobs and Gobs of Summer Berry Goodness

    Sara Novak
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
      Do you have a few pints of berries leftover from the farmer’s market? Maybe you went berry picking recently and you have more berries leftover than you could ever dream of using. No worries, this berry crisp recipe will use them right up. Crisps or crumbles, which ever name you prefer, are an excellent way to put summer berries to work. They’re simple, colorful, and loaded with flavor. For those of us, myself included, who aren’t natural bakers, crisps are the ideal dessert. Use whatever berries you have on hand. If you want to reduce the sugar content, feel free. Make this…
  • 23 Pawsitively Purrfect Quotes About Cats

    Krissy Brady
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    They’re self-absorbed, self-serving and… well, self-everything – and it’s fabulous! Here, 23 quotes about cats you can dedicate to the one who’s probably ignoring you right now. “If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.” -Nan Porter “There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.” -Anonymous “What greater gift than the love of a cat?” -Charles Dickens “Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow.” -Monica Edwards “I wish I could write as mysterious…
  • 9 Wonderfully Practical Repurposing Ideas For the Kitchen

    Jen Wallace
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Add some eco-friendly chic to your kitchen with these repurposing ideas.   Looking to update your kitchen decor or add some organizational touches, then consider do-it-yourself repurposing ideas and projects. Repurposing is a great way to reuse items destined for the landfill or recycling bin. You can also repurpose thrift store, estate sale or yard sale finds for way less money than purchasing new. That’s not to mention that repurposing can keep you out of that cycle of conspicuous consumption, which is a way better choice for the planet. DIY repurposing is also one way to get truly…
  • Obama Pursues ‘Politically Binding’ International Global Climate Change Agreement

    Sara Novak
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The Obama Administration is working on a sweeping international global climate change agreement that would reduce emissions, according to an article in The New York Times. The agreement would be signed at a UN summit in Paris next year. President Obama is trying circumvent a polarized Senate, which would normally require a two-thirds vote for treaty ratification. It’s using a “politically binding” deal that would shame countries into reducing their emissions as part of this global climate change agreement. According to The New York Times: American negotiators are instead homing in…
  • Jon Stewart on Ferguson and the Indignity of Not Being White [Video]

    Jill Ettinger
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    We know Jon Stewart works hard and deserves vacation time, but why does it seem like the hugest news stories happen while “The Daily Show” is on vacation? Well, Stewart didn’t disappoint on this recap of the cluster in Ferguson. He distilled it down to it’s most important and obvious point: that every person of color in this country has faced an indignity because of the color of their skin. We can change that, but first, we have to recognize the truth. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook Find Jill on…
 
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    Evidence in Motion

  • #DPTStudent Chat Feature Friday – Should PT’s be called Dr.?

    John Childs
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Welcome to the first inaugural edition of the #DPTStudent chat “Feature Friday”, which will be a weekly recap of the Twitter chat/Google Hangout that the #DPTStudent group hosts every other Wednesday night from 9:00 – 10:00 EST. Be sure to monitor the #DPTstudent hashtag on Twitter and follow the chat administrators, @LauraLWebb, @TylerTracy10 and @Jocelyn_SPT […] The post #DPTStudent Chat Feature Friday – Should PT’s be called Dr.? appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Hello, Confidence Boost: Redefining “Entrepreneur” to Change the Business Landscape

    Heidi Jannenga
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Talk to any business owner about his or her journey, and you’ll likely hear a tale of challenges met, lessons learned, and obstacles conquered on the path to success. As a woman in business, I not only learned many lessons and enjoyed some great successes, but also encountered hurdles my male counterparts didn’t. That first […] The post Hello, Confidence Boost: Redefining “Entrepreneur” to Change the Business Landscape appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Why We Do What We Do.

    Tim Flynn PT PhD
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    EIM colleague, Dr. Stacy Barrows, PT, DPT recently had an excellent blog in the Huffington Post focusing on what really motivates us as physical therapists.   It is well known that many medical professionals have become disconnected from call to serve our patients.  The rapid rise in medical technology and informatics has frequently created barriers between clinicians […] The post Why We Do What We Do. appeared first on 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.
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    Stirrup Queens

  • What is #MicroblogMondays…

    Mel
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
    Take back your blog. MicroblogMondays is a response to the mass exodus from long blogging in your own space to writing status updates on other social media sites.  Instead of writing out posts in their own home on the Web, more and more people are opting to place their brilliant, witty observations or thought-provoking images […]
  • Study Finds that Happiness is Tied to Meeting (or Exceeding) Expectations

    Mel
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:03 am
    There was an interesting study out of University College London that found a mathematical equation for predicting moment-to-moment happiness. Basically, we really ARE Douglas Adam’s human lab mice.  By being dropped what we perceive to be tiny rewards for our choices, we feel happiness.  We want to feel as if our work has a purpose […]
  • 509th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    I just watched online the pilot for a very cute new show on NBC this fall called A to Z.  It’s essentially 500 Days of Summer, with an online dating site swapped in for Joseph Gordon Levitt’s greeting card career. And you can watch the pilot too!  It’s 26 minutes long.  So… maybe a lunch […]
  • IComLeavWe: September 2014

    Mel
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point. Blogging is a conversation and comments should be honoured and encouraged. I like to say that comments are the new hug–a […]
  • The Act of Wanting

    Mel
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    I recently read Rainbow Rowell’s Landline, a cute book about a woman who discovers she can talk to her husband in the past via a phone in her mother’s house,  and she uses it to try to repair their marriage.  Midway through the book, her husband comments that he’s bad at wanting things.  In other […]
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • A long period of applause.

    Carla
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:23 am
    Mine would involve snacks served on skulls. The other night I watched as stars were interviewed on their way to the Emmys. Back in the *day* (AKA pre-Tornado) I used to camp out on the couch and watch the entire red carpet event. I snarked about the dresses.  I mocked the hair-dos.  I devoured each and every interview with Giuliana. I blocked off my entire evening and hung with Hollywood. These days I tend to forget The Emmys is even on (for shame!!) and merely catch a few moments at the tail end of the event. This year I caught not even the “tail moments” but just one…
  • Night owls living in a morning person’s world (guest post).

    Carla
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    This summer has been a lot of fun. As a family, we traveled to Ireland for two weeks. The boys and I also spent two weeks at my parents. Between that and one week of camp, there have been some great learning experiences. But we’ve also had several weeks of downtime. And as often happens in our house, the boys and I have reverted to our night owl states. There have been late late nights and late late mornings. Breakfast is often eaten at lunch time. Lunch sometimes get skipped entirely. There is no rhyme or reason to our days. My work and running have been crammed into moments here and…
  • Creative cardio #wycwyc style.

    Carla
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    (Doing what I can when I can. It’s not a fad–it’s my life.) The question I’m most frequently asked is whether I really practice what I preach on my blog. Emails. Tweets. Comments. Facebook messages. It seems the collective you wonder if my philosophy is something to which I actually adhere. move. daily. something. #wycwyc. day in & out. year in & out. until death. It seems the collective you read posts where I yammer about consistency being key and not the amount of exercise and feel called to email & lovingly inquire if that’s really what I do.
  • 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…
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • The Perfect Honeymoon for Trail Runners - His/Her National Championships!

    Scott Dunlap
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    What do trail runners do on their honeymoon? Well, if you are newlyweds David and Megan Roche, you get hitched at 10,000 feet, spend a week running and biking through Colorado, then zip over to North Carolina to pick up his-and-her USATF 10k National Championships and a couple of spots of Team USA for the World Championships in Italy.(Calling all sponsors - adorability factor is beyond category)Phew! I'm tired just typing it!(How much shwag do you get when husband and wife make Team USA? Boo-yah!)(They clean up nice too)Be sure to check out their delightful blog post about the whole week,…
  • 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…
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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

  • Head Vs. Heart: Why Postpartum Feelings Matter

    Miranda Wicker
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    My (baby) cousin gave birth to a beautiful baby girl this week. The night before her delivery, I got a text from her: “Is it normal not to be excited?” My heart sank a little. Just a smidge. She was having a scheduled c-section for breech presentation and it wasn’t the birth she’d had in […] The post Head Vs. Heart: Why Postpartum Feelings Matter appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsPowerful words to remember Miranda! Thanks! by SaraYes! Nailed it. I am sharing the heck out of this article! by…
  • 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 CommentsThis is so true. We are like chameleons. I also think that ... by KristinBy: YOU Matter, Mom…
  • 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…
 
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    Medgadget

  • CanGaroo ECM Envelope Bioscaffold Holds Cardiac Implants, Turns Into Vascularized Tissue

    Editors
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Implantation of medical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators can cause significant damage to nearby tissue, while afterwards the implants can move around, causing more problems. CorMatrix, a company that develops novel biomaterials, has developed and implanted in a patient for the first time a special bioscaffold that holds the cardiac device while providing a welcoming environment for the body’s own tissue to grow around. The CanGaroo ECM Envelope supports and reinforces the pocket within which the electronic implant is placed. It matches shape of the implant, does not…
  • Hansen Medical Magellan Transport System

    Editors
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    Hansen Medical has received the final clearance necessary from the FDA to introduce the Magellan Transport System for its Magellan robotic arm. The device allows a single clinician to move the robotic arm, which is used for intravascular navigation and placement of tools, between different cath labs. The hope is that a single robotic system can be shared by more than one doctor, allowing a hospital to get more use out of the investment while allowing a greater variety of procedures to be completed in one facility. The Transport System has a hydraulic lift pedal which helps to level the…
  • Masimo rainbow DCI-mini Hemoglobin Spot-Check Sensor Cleared in Europe, Japan

    Editors
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Masimo has received European and Japanese regulatory approvals to introduce the rainbow DCI-mini non-invasive hemoglobin (SpHb) sensor. Intended for infants and small kids weighing 3 to 30 kg (6.6 lbs to 66 lbs), the sensor connects to Masimo’s Pronto monitor that displays the readings. Finger sensors for hemoglobin have only been available for patients 10 kg (22 lbs) and larger, making catching anemia difficult in small kids without the drama of drawing blood. The DCI-mini is clipped onto to a child’s finger, or a toe on smaller kids, and provides spot-check readings at any…
  • FDA Clears SHILLA Growth Guidance System for Children with Severe Scoliosis

    Editors
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Children with early onset scoliosis can have a few difficult years growing up, as regularly scheduled surgeries are necessary to adjust the spine to keep up with growth. Dr. Richard McCarthy, an ortho surgeon at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/Arkansas Children’s Hospital, has invented a system that can help avoid many such periodic procedures. Medtronic, which has developed the idea into a real product, just announced that the SHILLA Growth Guidance System has been FDA cleared and is being launched to the U.S. market. It’s intended for children under 10 years of…
  • Smartphone App May Detect Neonatal Jaundice

    Wouter Stomp
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Engineers and physicians at the University of Washington have developed an app called BiliCam that can detect jaundice in newborns using just a smartphone’s camera and flash plus a color calibration card the size of a business card. Jaundice is a yellowish discoloration of the skin resulting from an excess amount of bilirubin in the blood. Severe jaundice can cause kernicterus and brain damage. The app is meant to be used by either parents or healthcare providers as a screening tool to help in deciding when a blood test is needed, in the first few days after birth. The app works by…
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    KevinMD.com

  • The health care turf battles: It’s time to work together

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kevin-r-campbell" rel="tag">Kevin R. Campbell, MD</a>
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    MedPage Today recently tackled a very controversial issue in medical practice.  The piece explored the ongoing battle between dermatologists and allied health professionals (AHPs) over the performance of dermatologic procedures.  As independent NPs and PAs begin to bill for more and more procedures (thus potentially talking revenue away from board certified dermatologists) specialists are beginning to argue that the AHPs are practicing beyond their scope of practice. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media…
  • Top stories in health and medicine, September 1, 2014

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/medpage-today" rel="tag">MedPage Today</a>
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    From MedPage Today: ZMapp Ebola Drug Effective in Macaques. A controversial cocktail of Ebola antibodies was safe and highly effective in saving the lives of rhesus macaques, even as the animals neared death from the virus. Depression in Cancer Common But Untreated. The vast majority of clinically depressed cancer patients receive no treatment for the depression, a retrospective study of 21,000 cancer patients showed. More Data to Be Kept from Doc Payments Database. A new problem has emerged with the federal government’s Open Payments system, which is supposed to go live Sept. 30 and…
  • What being overwhelmed by rules and regulations looks like

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/fred-n-pelzman" rel="tag">Fred N. Pelzman, MD</a>
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    My morning practice session started out with a few patients arriving early, so I was able to get a jump on the day, and it looked like I was going to actually be running on time. As I was walking from one exam room to the other, my administrator came down the hallway, grabbed my arm and said, “Can I have you for a minute?” Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Direct primary care: A response to your comments

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/stephen-c-schimpff" rel="tag">Stephen C. Schimpff, MD</a>
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Part of a series. Over the past few months KevinMD.com has posted a series of articles by me on what I call the “crisis in primary care.”  Most recently have been a few posts related to direct primary care. They have generated many comments: some pro and some con. I have greatly appreciated everyone’s interest; it makes it worth the time to write. I am also working on a book on primary care and so these comments have helped to mold my thinking. So thanks. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find…
  • This surprising request brought an emergency doctor to tears

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/monica-williams-murphy" rel="tag">Monica Williams-Murphy, MD</a>
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Most of the time I feel as though I am running in quicksand attempting to bring patients to a place of grace and dignity in dying. On occasion, there is someone who jerks me out of my quicksand and plants me squarely on stable shore and then proceeds to show me what grace and dignity in the face of death really look and feel like. Please meet Mr. Jefferson. 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

  • Update: Why brain training needs to be better targeted, and more widely available

    SharpBrains
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    Time for Sharp­Brains’ August 2014 e-newsletter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of insights, sci­ence and technology reports…and this brain teaser to exercise your mental rotation abilities. Enjoy! New trends: How to incorporate mindfulness into psychotherapy Challenging the outdated “fixed brain” dogma, the cognitive training market keeps growing Increased awareness and use of cognitive assessments seen as dementia-related priorities by RAND policy brief Playing table tennis to enhance mental health Beauty in and out: Brain training workshop @ Estée Lauder New research: Use of…
  • Beauty in and out: Brain training workshop @ Estée Lauder

    SharpBrains
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    Our very own Alvaro Fernandez will be running a brain training workshop today with a team of Estée Lauder marketing pioneers in NYC. Thanks to the CMO Club, MediaMath, and Renegade for making this possible! Workshop: Train Your Brain to Become More Innovative and Resilient (2 hours) Description: How can we train our core brain-based capacities to innovate and to thrive in today’s workplace? What can we do to invest in our most precious human resource –our amazing brain– and boost individual and collective resilience? Discover the practical applications of emerging research on brain…
  • Trend: Playing table tennis to enhance brain fitness and mental health

    SharpBrains
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Businessman turned love of pingpong into charity (Virginia Beach Beacon): “The elder Lees, now 76, still plays and heads up a table tennis club on the Eastern Shore…Ken Lees said it was local neurologist Dr. Scott Sautter who helped him realize the therapeutic benefits of pingpong on brain fitness and mental health… “It’s like aerobic chess,” he said. In addition to helping eye-hand coordination, and the use of reflexes, balance, planning and strategy, Lees pointed out the game’s a stress reliever, too. Lees founded the nonprofit Table Tennis Charity Foundation in 2012 to create…
  • 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…
 
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    The Health Care Blog

  • A Hospital That Is a World Leader On Transparency

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    By LEAH BINDER  Jeremy Hunt, secretary of state for health in Britain, recently toured the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. He said  the visit was “inspirational” and announced plans to have the British National Health Service (NHS) sign up “heart and soul” to a similar culture of safety and transparency. Hunt wants doctors and nurses […]
  • The Quantified Doctor

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    By SAURABH JHA, MD 88.2 % of all statistics are made up on the spot - Victor Reeves There’s a growing movement in medicine in general and imaging in particular which wishes to attach a number to everything. It no longer suffices to say: “you’re at moderate risk for pulmonary embolism (PE).” We must quantify our […]
  • A Call for Primary Care Innovators

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:25 am
    In CONFERENCES, MEETINGS and NOTICES Want to reach THCB’s influential audience of 500,000 healthcare-obsessed readers? Drop us a line.
  • Calling Mrs. Kafka

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    By HANS DUVEFELT, MD  “Prior Authorizations, Mrs. Kafka. May I have your name and the patient’s policy number.” “My name is Hans Duvefelt, and I don’t have the patient’s number but I have her husband’s – it is 123456789”. “Thank you, Doctor. This is for Harry Black?” “Well, no, it’s for his wife, Harriet. We asked […]
  • XPRIZE Names 10 Finalists in Tricorder Competition

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    By Kim Krueger XPRIZE  announced the 10 finalist teams competing for the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a 3.5-year global competition sponsored by the Qualcomm Foundation for teams to develop a consumer-focused, mobile device capable of diagnosing and interpreting a set of 15 medical conditions and capturing five vital health metrics. Launched in January 2012, the competition encourages the […]
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    World of Psychology

  • When a Friend Struggles with Anxiety, Fear, and Depression

    Stan Popovich
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    What do you do when someone you know has to deal with persistent fears, anxieties, or even depression? Well the first thing you need to do is to get the person to seek the services of a professional who can lead them in the right direction and give them the help they need. In addition, here are 5 suggestions on how to help your friend cope. 1. Learn as much as you can in managing anxiety and depression. There are many books and information that will educate you on how to deal with fear and anxiety. Share this information with the person who is struggling. Education is the key in finding the…
  • Money and Relationships: Are You REALLY Fighting About Finances?

    Psych Central Staff
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Don’t let your money troubles prevent you from having a great relationship. My husband and I have had countless arguments about money. And we’re not alone; divorce statistics suggest that money is the major cause of most divorces. Suffice it to say that money is a hot topic and one that a lot of relationships struggle with. However, the source of most of these arguments is not really money. In fact money arguments and stress have three completely different causes. How to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage 1) The Financial Security Myth: What if what is stressing you out isn’t how…
  • Single & Surviving as a Woman

    Archana Sankaran
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Being 34 and single, the last 10 years have been a time of a lot of emotional stress for me. I had been a very successful student in my younger days. So I used to take praise for granted. In the extended family I was touted as someone that the children should emulate. However, as I grew into my late twenties and remained unmarried, the dynamics with family and friends changed completely.  My father got increasingly negative about my future and fights all my choices now. My mother escaped into the fantasy world of religious rites. My extended family has asked me to grow up, advised me to get…
  • Suffer from Funphobia? Maybe You Need a Little Luxury Therapy

    Psych Central Staff
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    On the cruise ship, formal afternoon tea finds me gazing back and forth between jewel-pretty pastries and — past massive yachts sporting helicopter pads — ­­­­Monaco, alight with countless actual emeralds and sapphires worn and sold along its terraced streets. Astounding. But why do I find it so hard to stay present, in the moment, loving this? Because I’m suffering from luxury anxiety. I need luxury therapy. Seriously. For me as for many others, low self-esteem translates to Don’t-deserve-it-itis and Funphobia. That’s because we think we have flaws so awful…
  • How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    I have to earn my place here. Other people don’t struggle like I do. I should’ve figured this out by now. There’s something wrong with me. Do these thoughts — or some version of them — swirl in your head? Do they consume you daily? Or arise whenever you try something new or make a mistake? These thoughts are examples of limiting beliefs, according to Lea Seigen Shinraku, MFT, a therapist in private practice in San Francisco. Limiting beliefs derive from a variety of sources. One source is childhood. Naturally, none of us grows up in a “perfect environment,” where each…
 
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • 5 Terrifying Facts From the Leaked UN Climate Report

    James West
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    How many synonyms for "grim" can I pack into one article? I had to consult the thesaurus: ghastly, horrid, awful, shocking, grisly, gruesome. This week, a big report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was leaked before publication, and it confirmed, yet again, the grim—dire, frightful—reality the we face if we don't slash our global greenhouse gas emissions, and slash them fast. This "Synthesis Report," to be released in November following a UN conference in Copenhagen, is still subject to revision. It is intended to summarize three…
  • 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…
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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

  • Why pay for end-of-life conversations?

    Paul Levy
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:53 pm
    A story by Pam Belluck in the New York Times left me with mixed feelings.  Here's an excerpt:Five years after it exploded into a political conflagration over “death panels,” the issue of paying doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life care is making a comeback, and such sessions may be covered for the 50 million Americans on Medicare as early as next year.Bypassing the political process, private insurers have begun reimbursing doctors for these “advance care planning” conversations as interest in them rises along with the number of aging Americans. Some states, including…
  • Playing politics

    Paul Levy
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Here's a very clever ad from Don Berwick, who is running for governor in Massachusetts.  Even if you are voting for someone else--or live out of state--it's worth a smile!
  • Oops, too much morphine

    Paul Levy
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    A resident noticed a human factors problem that led to an accidental overdose of morphine to a patient.  It wasn't fatal, but it led to some concern, and as he notes could be more problematic in other cases.  A good catch for sure by an alert young professional!The problem is with this drug choice given on the Epic electronic ordering system at his hospital:What the problem?  He explains.It is understandable that the nurse gave 20mg of morphine to the patient, since the first number in big blue letters after the word morphine is "20". The actual dose, 10mg, comes after "20MG/ML…
  • Factoring in human factors

    Paul Levy
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:35 pm
    This article in Crain's Detroit Business (originally from Modern Healthcare) notes:Recent studies have found that rapid implementation of new medical technology — electronic health records, patient monitoring devices, surgical robots and other tools — can lead to adverse patient events when it is not thoughtfully integrated into workflow. The right processes require understanding the devices and the users. Testing in controlled environments often does not adequately consider the “human factor,” or how people interact with technology in high-pressure, real-life situations.From 2011 to…
  • Union attacks one buyer, supports private equity firm

    Paul Levy
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    The plot thickens.  Remember my story from yesterday about an SEIU corporate campaign against a health system?  Now, Beth Kutscher at Modern Healthcare adds a new report:The Service Employees International Union-Healthcare Workers West is stepping up its campaign to block the sale of Daughters of Charity Health System to Prime Healthcare Services, which is accusing the union of racketeering and extortion. The media campaign comes one day after Prime Healthcare Services filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco against the California-based union. Prime contends that the…
 
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    PharmaGossip

  • A "must read" - Cargo Cult Science by Richard Feynman

    insider
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:59 pm
    From a Caltech commencement address given in 1974 Also in Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!During the Middle Ages there were all kinds of crazy ideas, such as that a piece of of rhinoceros horn would increase potency. Then a method was discovered for separating the ideas--which was to try one to see if it worked, and if it didn't work, to eliminate it. This method became organized, of course, into science. And it developed very well, so that we are now in the scientific age. It is such a scientific age, in fact, that we have difficulty in understanding how witch doctors could ever…
  • Novartis fails to report side effects, fatality

    insider
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    6:52 pm, August 30, 2014Jiji PressNovartis Pharma K.K. said it has failed to report to the health ministry at least 2,579 cases of serious side effects, including a fatality, from its drugs for leukemia and other diseases even though its employees were aware of the problems.Of the total, 1,313 cases were related to Glivec and 514 cases to Tasigna, both drugs for leukemia treatment, and 261 cases involved cancer drug Afinitor, said the Japanese unit of Swiss drug giant Novartis AG on Friday.The findings were reported to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry the same day.Marketing employees at…
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    insider
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:07 pm
  • AllTrials: Doctors are being misled. Reboxetine

    insider
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
  • AllTrials: Withholding results costs lives

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    22 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • Why Healthy Premenopausal Women Do Not Need Bone Density Scans

    Rachel Walden
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Ads that promote products to prevent or treat osteoporosis are all too commonplace, causing many premenopausal women to believe they need to undergo screening as the first step toward protecting their bone health. Next time you encounter one of these ads, however, remember that most healthy young women do not need a DEXA bone density scan. DEXA (or DXA) stands for dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. It’s a fancy way of saying that the scan is a low-dose x-ray, often of the spine and hip, that looks at the density of your bones. These are sometimes just called a bone density scan.
  • 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…
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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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  • 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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    Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily

  • New way to diagnose malaria by detecting parasite's waste in infected blood cells

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    A technique that can detect malarial parasite's waste in infected blood cells has been developed by researchers. "There is real potential to make this into a field-deployable system, especially since you don't need any kind of labels or dye. It's based on a naturally occurring biomarker that does not require any biochemical processing of samples" says one of the senior authors of a paper.
  • Wine only protects against CVD in people who exercise

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who exercise, according to results from the a study. Evidence suggesting that mild to moderate consumption of wine protects against cardiovascular disease has been accumulating since the early 1990s. In particular, retrospective studies have found that wine increases levels of HDL, the "good" cholesterol. But until now there has been no long-term, prospective, randomised study comparing the effects of red and white wine on HDL cholesterol and other markers of atherosclerosis.
  • Drinking tea reduces non-CV mortality by 24 percent

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    Drinking tea reduces non-cardiovascular mortality by 24 percent, reveals a study in 131,000 people. "Tea has antioxidants which may provide survival benefits. Tea drinkers also have healthier lifestyles so does tea drinking reflect a particular person profile or is it tea, per se, that improves outcomes -- for me that remains an open question. Pending the answer to that question, I think that you could fairly honestly recommend tea drinking rather than coffee drinking and even rather than not drinking anything at all," one researcher said.
  • Energy drinks cause heart problems, study suggests

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    Energy drinks can cause heart problems according to research. "So-called 'energy drinks' are popular in dance clubs and during physical exercise, with people sometimes consuming a number of drinks one after the other. This situation can lead to a number of adverse conditions including angina, cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and even sudden death," researchers report.
  • Batteryless cardiac pacemaker is based on automatic wristwatch

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on an automatic wristwatch and powered by heart motion has been presented by researchers. The prototype device does not require battery replacement.
 
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    CBC | Health News

  • New techniques helping curb advanced melanoma

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Melanoma, a preventable skin cancer, has traditionally had high death rates, but that could change as new techniques are showing promise in dealing with the advanced forms of the disease.
  • New techniques helping curb advanced melanoma

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Melanoma, a preventable skin cancer, has traditionally had high death rates, but that could change as new techniques are showing promise in dealing with the advanced forms of the disease.
  • Swedish hospital investigates possible Ebola case

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:31 pm
    A hospital in the Swedish capital is investigating a possible case of Ebola, Swedish media reported today.
  • Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency,' WHO says

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student.
  • Health Canada pulling last of citronella-based bug sprays

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Health Canada is pulling the last citronella-based bug sprays off the shelves by December because of “the absence of adequate safety data.” The move has left scientists who advised Health Canada on the issue, befuddled by the phase-out. So are many consumers who prefer natural bug sprays.
 
 
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    Yahoo Health

  • Is Training At A High Altitude The Fastest Way To Lose Weight And Build Muscle?

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Lindsey Emery Pro athletes have long lived and trained at high altitudes (LeBron James has been known to don an altitude mask during treadmill sessions). The studio can hold nearly 30 people for 50-minute classes (circuit training, rowing, andspinning) at artificial altitudes of 5,280 (Denver) to 13,000 feet (La Paz, Bolivia). “The only proven way to [boost red blood cells for a significant time] is to live at an altitude of 7,000 to 8,000 feet for three to four weeks,” says Randy Wilber, Ph.D., senior sport physiologist for the United States Olympic Committee. “But there is some…
  • 25 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you want to burn the most belly fat, a Duke University study confirms that aerobic exercise is the most effective in burning that deep, visceral belly fat. In fact, aerobic training burns 67% more calories than resistance training or a combination of the two, according to the study.
  • 6 Tips to Fend Off a Freak Out

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    According to research from the University of Cincinnati, college students are especially feeling the crunch and they aren’t coping well with it. About 60 percent of college students reported having high stress, typically regarding school, lack of time, and worry over their future career. "This study is looking at college students, but it is generalizable to all people," says Keith King, PhD, a professor of health at the University of Cincinnati. Let them know if they want to be happier, they need to focus on reducing their stress and getting some social support and care."…
  • How Accurate Are Fitness Tracker Devices?

    30 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By K. Aleisha Fetters THE QUESTION: I’m constantly looking at my fitness tracker. The expert: Ray Browning, Ph.D., director of the Physical Activity Energetics/Mechanics Lab at Colorado State University The answer: It depends what, exactly, you’re tracking and which brand you’re wearing.
  • Two Kettlebell Exercises Every Man Should Master

    30 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Transform your workout — and your body — with these power moves By the editors of Men’s Health Kettlebells are finally gaining traction outside of Eastern Europe. So we asked kettlebell pioneer and StrongFirst.com chairman Pavel Tsatsouline for two exercises that are better with a kettlebell in your hand. PLUS: 18 Ways to Build Muscle All Day Kettlebell Single-Arm Press A kettlebell is best for this move because “you can start the lift lower, which is safer for your shoulders,” says Tsatsouline. “At the top it pulls your arm back slightly, improving mobility.” Directions: Stand…
 
 
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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

  • Throw Out Your Back? 8 Tips to Help You Recover : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

    Kevin Gianni
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    When you “throw out” your back, it may feel like it, but usually nothing has actually moved out of place. According to the American Chiropractic Association, one-half of all working Americans admit to having symptoms of back pain each year. It’s the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office (second only to respiratory infections), and costs Americans $50 billion annually. Fortunately, most cases of back pain are not caused by serious conditions like fractures or arthritis or infections. You’ve probably experienced the sharp, piercing pain of “throwing…
  • Achiote: Does This Peruvian Superstar Plant Medicine Deserve the Hype?

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Though achiote is not yet readily available in U.S. markets, look for it soon in your local health food store. After a jolting, eight-hour dusty ride on a pot-holed dirt road—often inches from sheer drop-offs unlikely to leave survivors should the minibus go over the edge—the road ends and the river begins. Ivochote (pronounced “B-cho-tea”) is the end of the line. We started at four in the morning, where it was dark and freezing in Cusco. The ride seemed to take millennia. We were choked by dust, subject to a relentlessly bone-jolting and kidney-jostling way. We arrive in the high…
  • 12 Reasons Why Sodas are Horrible for You, & Healthy Soda Recipes!

    Colleen M. Story
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Regular sodas are horrible for your health, but you can make your own healthy alternatives! You know sodas aren’t good for you. So you take one of three approaches: Avoid soda entirely. Enjoy a soda once in a great while, but make a point to limit yourself. Drink soda anyway because hey, you just like it! It’s true that there are few things that satisfy the way soda does, and it’s hard to find replacements. Sometimes lemonade and tea just don’t do it. For those of you who miss your sodas—or are still consuming too many of the unhealthy types—we have some recipes at the end of this…
  • 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…
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    In the Pipeline

  • A Last Summer Day Off

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    I'm going to be taking an extra day of vacation before the kids start back to school, so I'm adding to the Labor Day weekend today. Blogging will resume on Tuesday, unless something gigantic happens before then. If I can come up with something appropriate, maybe I'll put up a recipe!
  • The Early FDA

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Here's a short video history of the FDA, courtesy of BioCentury TV. The early days, especially Harvey Wiley and the "Poison Squad", are truly wild and alarming by today's standards. But then, the products that were on the market back then were pretty alarming, too. . .
  • Drug Repurposing

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    A reader has sent along the question: "Have any repurposed drugs actually been approved for their new indication?" And initially, I thought, confidently but rather blankly, "Well, certainly, there's. . . and. . .hmm", but then the biggest example hit me: thalidomide. It was, infamously, a sedative and remedy for morning sickness in its original tragic incarnation, but came back into use first for leprosy and then for multiple myeloma. The discovery of its efficacy in leprosy, specifically erythema nodosum laprosum, was a complete and total accident, it should be noted - the story is told in…
  • The Smallest Drugs

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    Here is the updated version of the "smallest drugs" collection that I did the other day. Here are the criteria I used: the molecular weight cutoff was set, arbitrarily, at aspirin's 180. I excluded the inhaled anaesthetics, only allowing things that are oils or solids in their form of use. As a small-molecule organic chemist, I only allowed organic compounds - lithium and so on are for another category. And the hardest one was "Must be in current use across several countries". That's another arbitrary cutoff, but it excludes pemoline (176), for example, which has basically been removed from…
  • Life Is Too Short For Some Journal Feeds

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:46 am
    What scientific journals can you not be bothered to keep up with? I know, sometimes it's tempting to answer "all of them", but a well-informed chemist really should watch what comes out in the better ones. But how about the not-so-better ones? The "Life's too short" ones? Reading journals by RSS gives a person some perspective on signal-to-noise. One problem is that Elsevier's RSS feeds are sort of perpetually hosed. Are they working now? I haven't checked in a while, because I finally gave up on them. And that means that I don't regularly look at Tetrahedron Letters or Bioorganic and…
 
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Is seven hours of sleep ideal?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    Eight hours. That’s the nightly sleep recommendation you hear most frequently, the gold standard for a healthy sleep routine. But what if it isn’t? I read this article in the Wall Street Journal with great interest, for it points to recent research that suggests the eight-hour model may not be the ideal one for most healthy adults. Although eight hours is the number most often associated with a full night’s sleep, sleep experts know that there is some degree of variation when it comes to individual sleep needs. Most often, the recommendation for sleep times comes in a range of 7-9…
  • 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…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Music, Heart rate, Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds!

    Aaron Usiskin
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Earables are coming and they are coming fast, this movement is going to make the smartphone look slow.The next generation all-in-one training solution with integrated heart rate monitor. Take your training to the next level and get the ultimate wireless workout with Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds and the Jabra Sport Life™ app. This all-in-one training solution combines an in-ear precision heart rate monitor, immersive Dolby® sound, and real-time voice coaching that will inspire you to achieve the impossible. Cut the clutter and experience true freedom of movement without…
  • 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…
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • A Ten Minute Workout

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    4 repetitions of 10 sprints + a rock squat, with walk back recovery. © 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
  • 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…
 
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    Hospital Impact

  • Boost patient experience at first point of contact: The call center

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    by Andrea J. Simon I recently worked with a hospital improve its cancer program. It had wonderful doctors and an up-to-date facility. Nurses were very patient-focused and the staff smiled a lot. What could be better? Yet new patient volumes were sluggish and growth elusive. The hospital found the highly competitive local market very challenging, especially because differentiation--a meaningful point of difference--was pretty much non-existent. In truth, the area hospitals were all pretty much the same. How could it compete? Most of the ideas focused on the patient experience inside the…
  • Working hard or hardly working? 8 steps to hold productive meetings

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    by Darlene A. Cunha Meetings are an inevitable part of every organization, but broken meetings are bad for business. Meetings can lead to productivity or frustration. Unfortunately, many of the meetings we attend leave us feeling like hamsters on a wheel playing catch up with the work we left behind. As healthcare continues to evolve, I find meetings take an increasing number of hours in the workday, and yet most employees regard them as a waste of time. In a 2012 survey conducted by Salary.com, U.S. professionals ranked meetings as the No. 1 office productivity killer. Bad meetings waste…
  • Procter & Gamble's lesson for hospitals: Reduce complexity

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    by Kenneth Kaufman "We are going to create a faster growing, more profitable company that's far simpler to operate," said Procter & Gamble CEO A. G. Lafley, announcing that the parent company of some of the world's most well-known products would be shedding half of its 200 brands. The situation that led Procter & Gamble to this move has some striking parallels to the situation for today's hospitals. Like Procter & Gamble, hospitals are well-known brands in their communities. Like Procter & Gamble, hospitals' delivery networks have grown over time, creating great complexity in…
  • The evolution of PACS

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    by Dan Bowman As the healthcare industry increasingly adopts new accountable care payment models, providers must determine the most cost-effective ways to deliver quality patient care. In the case of radiologists, that means improving communication with fellow doctors and cutting back on unnecessary imaging as reimbursement dollars will be handed out based, not on the volume of patient tests conducted, but the sustained good health of those patients. To that end, the evolution of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) is crucial. "PACS is good for many things; it's changed the way…
  • 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…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • Rainy Trip to the Mysterious Goblin Valley

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    Sometimes you just need to drop everything and live. Plans are nice, and they help me get from Point A to Point B without traveling through the rest of the alphabet most of the time, but there's something to be said for spontaneity.My oldest daughter, Bri'anna, was visiting from Germany. She attends school there, and we don't see her much anymore. One day during her visit she called and said, "Hey, wanna go to Goblin Valley for a day next Wensday?" Just like that. And I said, "Heck yeah!" Although I began to have my doubts that the trip would actually happen the closer Wensday approached, I…
  • Reviewing "Depression and Your Child" by Deborah Serani

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    One of the best psychology books I’ve read in a long while is “Depression and Your Child – A Guide for Parents and Caregivers” by Dr. Deborah Serani. Her publisher approached me to review the book[1], and although I could not review it in the window of time that they dictated, I did eventually make my way through it. The book starts with an understanding of child development, then shows how Depression in children is a verifiable occurrence. Information is given on diagnosing, then treating, Pediatric Depression. Dr. Serani even takes time to cover holistic approaches before moving on…
  • 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…
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    Cancer Research UK - Science blog

  • News digest – Cancer Drugs Fund boost, depression, breast cancer ‘map’ and more

    Nick Peel
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Big news this week was the announcement that the Government will invest an additional £160m in the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), extending the scheme until March 2016. But we believe that while the CDF helps some patients, it’s not sustainable as currently set up – read the coverage in the BBC, the Telegraph and the Independent for more details. A new study found that three in four cancer patients who have clinical depression are not receiving any treatment for their depression. The BBC, the Telegraph and the Guardian have more on this, and we published this blog post on the research. We…
  • The promise and challenges of e-cigarettes – the story continues to unfold

    Chit Selvarajah
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    More than two million people in the UK now use e-cigarettes. A lot’s changed since we last blogged about them. And over the last year we’ve been monitoring the growing evidence on e-cigarettes, learning more and more about why they’re used and how they will be regulated. This is an important topic for smokers and vapers alike. And while we regularly hear of stories about how e-cigarettes are helping people quit, we also hear about how they’re creating new challenges. Just this week, they’ve hit the headlines again. On Wednesday, the World Health Organisation recommended a ban on the…
  • Cancer and depression – why it matters, and what can be done to help

    Aine McCarthy
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    Depression is an important but largely under-recognised problem for people with cancer. It’s often forgotten that this complex disease can not only affect the physical, but also the mental health and general wellbeing of people living with cancer. New studies published in The Lancet Psychiatry, The Lancet and The Lancet Oncology show that three-quarters of depressed cancer patients do not receive effective treatment for their depression.  But the good news is that a new treatment programme could reduce their depression and greatly improve their quality of life. With mental health in the…
  • Reading the new map of breast cancer

    Nick Peel
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Just over two years ago a landmark study took our knowledge of breast cancer to a new level. An international team of scientists, led by Professor Carlos Caldas and his team at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, mapped the genetic landscape of breast cancer in unprecedented detail, redefining it as 10 distinct diseases. But as with many of these vast genetic explorations, the study revealed as much unexplored terrain as it mapped – exposing the complexity faced when diagnosing and treating breast cancer. Today, the same research team add an important stamp of approval to their map.
  • Mustard gas – from the Great War to frontline chemotherapy

    Sarah Hazell
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Our milestonesOne hundred years ago a great conflict began that would change the world forever. World War I, also known as the Great War, would leave 17 million people dead or missing in action. Stuck in the squalid conditions of the trenches, it was a living hell for those on the front line. But it was made even worse by the work of industrial chemists. In July 1917, troops based in Ypres, Belgium, reported a shimmering cloud around their feet and a strange peppery smell in the air. Within 24 hours they started to itch uncontrollably and developed…
 
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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 or palate. A new study shows no increase in the overall risk of malformations among children exposed to benzodiazepines. The post New Data on Anxiety Medications and Pregnancy appeared first on MGH Center for Women's…
  • 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

  • 20 Worst Pickup Lines and Why Guys Are Dumb Enough to Use Them

    Kimberly Dawn Neumann
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    When it comes to breaking the ice, would these guys get your number?
  • Are You Really Ready to Get a Dog Together?

    Ronnie Koenig
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Who is going to be responsible for taking care of it?
  • 32 Emotional Signs That He's Cheating

    Raymond B. Green with psychological input from Marcella Bakur Weiner
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    An excerpt from 180 Telltale Signs Mates Are Cheating and How to Catch Them.
  • Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

    HealthDay
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Someone who has been mugged in a dark alley will likely never want to return there, having associated that location with a fear of being attacked.
  • 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…
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  • 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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    Evolving Wellness

  • Natracare: The Importance of Organic Feminine Hygiene Products

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    The amount of toxins in our world today is staggering; toxins that are hurting our health and the health of our planet. The good news is that many of us are moving towards greener and healthier options in all areas of our lives. And an important area for us as women to consider, is that of feminine hygiene products. In this essay I will share with you about the importance of natural feminine care for optimal health, and about the main industry leader—Natracare, that has been providing women with natural and organic hygiene products for over 25 years. In order to understand why natural and…
  • Review: Superhealing — Engaging Your Mind, Body and Spirit to Create Optimal Health and Well-Being

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

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

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

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

  • #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

  • Saturday Stories: History, Mammoths, and the Most Important Story on Earth

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker asks if it helps to know history? Wait But Why with a great piece on taming your inner mammoth. And Matti Friedman in Tablet with a fascinating piece that in 3 days has been shared over 50,000x on how and why the media made Israel the most important story on earth. [And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, here's my US News and World Report column that aims to answer whether or not you should skip breakfast, here's the Twitter debate I had with Bryce Wylde regarding proof vs. promise and red palm oil benefits, and here's a quick Q&A I did with the…
  • The Onion Reports on Subway's New Footlong Marketing Campaign

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Stay with today's Funny Friday video right until the end to ensure you don't miss the amazing dig at Taco Bell.Have a great weekend!Horrified Subway Execs Assumed People Were Buying Footlongs To Share With A Friend        Related StoriesDeep Thoughts with Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman)He Will be MissedThere Will be no Beans on Mars 
  • Coca-Cola Never, Ever, Markets to Kids - Scholar's Choice Edition

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    You know Coca-Cola would never ever target kids with their advertising, right? I mean that's what they told me in a medical journal once, and no doubt Coca-Cola branded Barbie dolls aren't meant for children, nor was this rated for ages 4 and up Santa's Helper Coca-Cola iPhone app, nor these Coca-Cola comic book ads, nor this Coca-Cola Dr. Seuss soda dispenser at Universal studios, nor this Coca-Cola baby rattle. Nope, Coca-Cola never targets kids. That's why this product my wife spotted for sale at Scholar's Choice (a store for teachers to buy gear for their classrooms) must be mislabeled.
  • 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…
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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

  • Heavy Equipment Firms Eye No Bluff Business Revival in 2015

    aandrooctavio
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Distributors of heavy equipment like Axis Capital Singapore are positive business will pick up on the following year as demand is anticipated to start to recuperate on the back of the upsurge in infra read more
  • The Truth about Losing Baby Weight

    Erin Kennedy
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Display Title:  The Truth about Losing Baby Weight Subtitle:  Losing weight after giving birth is a slow and gradual process. Here's what you need to know about losing baby weight. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/pregnancy/content/truth-about-losing-baby-weight Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Join Michelle at the No Glass Ceiling Women's Conference

    Erin Kennedy
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Display Title:  Join Michelle at the No Glass Ceiling Women's Conference Subtitle:  Want to know how to shatter your own glass ceiling to live an empowering life? Learn how at this year's conference. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Find Out More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/community/share/join-me-no-glass-ceiling-womens-conferen... Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • 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:  -9 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:  -8 Text Color:  Black
 
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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

  • Lecture in September: The Effects of Grief, Loss & Stress on Your Body

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

  • Postdischarge problems identified by telephone calls to an advice line

    Sarah A. Stella, Rebecca Allyn, Angela Keniston, Laura B. Johnston, Marisha Burden, Gregory M. Bogdan, Christine Savoie, Richard K. Albert
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    BACKGROUNDProblems experienced after hospital discharge can result in rehospitalizations and unscheduled urgent and emergent care. OBJECTIVETo identify opportunities for improving discharge processes by examining calls to an advice line (AL). DESIGNProspective cohort. SETTINGA 500-bed, university-affiliated hospital. PATIENTSPatients who called an AL between September 1, 2011 and September 1, 2012 and reported being hospitalized within 30 days. INTERVENTIONNone MEASUREMENTSCaller characteristics, timing of calls, nature of reported problems. RESULTSOver 1 year the AL received calls from 308…
  • 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…
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  • 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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  • FDA Approves Noninvasive DNA Test for Colorectal Cancer

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    On Aug. 11, the FDA approved Cologuard, a stool-based colorectal cancer screening test that detects red blood cells and DNA mutations; it is the first fecal DNA test for colorectal cancer to receive the agency's thumbs-up.
  • One-third of 'Sunshine' Data Not Available for 2014 Publication

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    A CMS spokesperson has confirmed that about one-third of the data collected for publication as part of the agency's Open Payments transparency program will not be published until 2015. The move is intended to ensure the data's integrity.
  • AAFP Works to Fine-tune 2015 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    The AAFP has responded to CMS' 2015 proposed Medicare physician fee schedule with a detailed letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, M.A., in which the Academy addressed issues such as chronic care management fees, misvalued services and site-of-service payment discrepancies.
  • ACIP Recommends Routine PCV13 Immunization for Adults 65 and Older

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices held a special meeting Aug. 13 that culminated in a vote to recommend routine immunization with 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for adults 65 or older, followed by, if indicated, a dose of 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.
  • Given Time, 'Big Data' Promises to Transform Patient Care

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Growing implementation of electronic health records, combined with rapidly evolving predictive analytics techniques, promises to help physicians better manage their patients' multiple health care needs. By collecting and analyzing data that present a more comprehensive, detailed medical picture of entire patient populations, physician practices can monitor their patient panels more efficiently.
 
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  • From Tapeworms To Drilling Holes In Your Head: The 7 Weirdest Treatments In Medical History

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Leeches were used in medieval times to remove blood from ill patients, in the hopes of curing their disease.  For thousands of years, medicine was intertwined closely with spiritualism and myth. Even in some areas around the world today, the idea of healing is often associated with treatments and practices that to us in the Western world seem like absolute quackery. Even well into the 20th century, odd and scientifically inaccurate medical practices have claimed to be the closest thing to a cure for maladies ranging from baldness to asthma. Below you’ll find seven of the weirdest medical…
  • The Relationship Between Depression and Arthritis

    Nice Marquez
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Note : This is for medical information only and is not a substitute for medical and professional consultation. Both arthritis and depression are common in the United States, with age and obesity trends likely to increase the number of people who suffer from both conditions simultaneously. Studies have repeatedly demonstrated an association between arthritis symptoms and major depression. Of concern, research has shown that among patients with both conditions, the result is not merely the sum of the suffering and disability associated with each independent illness; when depression coincides…
  • Agoraphobia

    Nice Marquez
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Note : This is for medical information only and is not a substitute for medical and professional consultation. Agoraphobia is an intense fear of being in public places where you feel escape might be difficult. So you tend to avoid public places, and may not even venture out from home. It can greatly affect your life. Treatment can work well in many cases. Treatment options include cognitive behavioural therapy and medication, usually with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. What is agoraphobia? Many people think that agoraphobia means a fear of public places and…
  • 'Giraffe Boy' With Long Neck To Undergo Corrective Surgery For 3 Extra Vertebrae: What Is Congenital Scoliosis?

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Fu Wengui, Chinese teen with congenital scoliosis, to have corrective surgery for “giraffe”-long neck.  A 15-year-old boy in China will soon be able to take his normal first steps again after being left disabled by his super long neck. Fu Wengui, nicknamed “giraffe boy,” has three extra vertebrae in his neck — a condition known as congenital scoliosis — causing pain, stress on his nerves, and making it difficult for him to walk. The corrective surgery, sponsored by an undisclosed Beijing charity, will allow Wengui to go out in public again, without the unwanted attention. "I…
  • 10 Persistent Cancer Myths Debunked

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Myth 1: Cancer is a man-made, modern disease It might be more prominent in the public consciousness now than in times gone by, but cancerisn’t just a ‘modern’, man-made disease of Western society. Cancer has existed as long as humans have. It was described thousands of years ago by Egyptian and Greek physicians, and researchers have discovered tell-tale signs of cancer in a 3,000-year-old skeleton. While it’s certainly true that global lifestyle-related diseases like cancer are on the rise, the biggest risk factor for cancer is age. The simple fact is that more people are…
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  • There’s always another surprise

    GruntDoc
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:43 pm
    We remodeled our kitchen 16 months ago. Today, my wife decided to pull out the broiler pan.   We don’t use the broiler, obviously. It did answer the question ?Why didn’t it come with a temperature probe?! The red is plastic that was holding some nice black trim screws. So, we now have a temp probe and I have some plastic-coated screws.   I kinda like surprises. Sometimes. No related posts.
  • 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…
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  • Samurai swords and nun chucks: the craziest items the TSA confiscated, and Instagrammed

    Elizabeth Murray
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    The TSA's Instagram account has become a social media phenomenon of sorts since it launched a little over a year ago, serving as a collection of some of the most dangerous and extreme items that people try to bring on planes, and that the agency seizes.
  • Mom gives birth to 'hurricane baby' after being stranded in dangerous storm

    Elizabeth Murray
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    As Hurricane Arthur was slamming the East Coast over the July 4th weekend, police radios in Roanoke Island's Manteo, North Carolina, were blaring with reports of downed power lines, flooded homes, and something else.Wendy Garcia, who was in labor with a one-week overdue baby, was stranded, unable to get to the hospital to deliver.
  • Hero boy calls 9-11 during car hijacking

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    A 9-year-old Houston boy is being called a hero after calling 9-11 during a frightening car jacking. NBC’s Mark Potter reports.
  • Should you lean your seat back on a plane?

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    Two flights this week were disrupted by arguments over personal space. Should you lean your seat back? Who gets the arm rest? NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.
  • Fallout from the fatal ‘Cops’ shooting

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    The death of a “Cops” crew member earlier this week is raising new concerns about extreme reality TV. One former producer shares her story, revealing just how dangerous these shoots can get. NBC’s Hallie Jackson reports.
 
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • 30 Day 1 Thing Daily Challenge: Play Along

    Angie
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    My friend and the awesome gal who partnered up with me for my Better Healthy Living Challenge has her own challenge in September. It’s called the 30 Day, 1 Thing Daily Challenge. Play along and challenge yourself. Glenneth will post more about this challenge on her blog over at Your Path to Fit on September 1st.  This challenge is for beginners to advanced. Be sure to keep the hashtag #1ThingDaily going on all your social channels. Here’s the plan laid out for you. Don’t miss out!  Looking forward to hearing how you challenge yourself.  
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane: Destination Roatan, Honduras

    Angie
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    It’s vacation time!  Luggage is all packed and we are leaving on a jet planet to Roatan, Honduras. We’ll be staying active while on vacation, you can bet on that.  We’ll be snorkeling, walking the beach, swimming, kayaking and much more. BUT we are also going to enjoy the downtime and relax. There will be no work, just play. OK maybe I fib, we’ll be making connections through our travel blog and you might see us sharing a little on our social channels if the WiFi plays nice. Check out our Off to Roatan post for more vacation details. And be sure to follow us on:…
  • Best Home Gym Advantages

    Angie
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Best Home Gym Advantages: There are Plenty If you want to make a commitment to having a fit lifestyle but your current lifestyle keeps you from getting to the gym, then you may want to think about the possibility of setting up your own home gym. I think most of us would like to make fitness a full time priority. However, that becomes challenging (especially if you have daily commitments). We understand that we need to work out and be consistent with our efforts. However, we have little time blocked out to do it. This is where a home gym can come in handy for you. Don’t get me wrong, gym…
  • 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…
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    EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health

  • Drinking tea reduces non-CV mortality by 24 percent

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (European Society of Cardiology) Drinking tea reduces non-cardiovascular mortality by 24 percent, reveals a study in 131,000 people presented at ESC Congress today by professor Nicolas Danchin from France.
  • Energy drinks cause heart problems

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (European Society of Cardiology) Energy drinks can cause heart problems according to research presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by professor Milou-Daniel Drici from France.
  • Inhibiting inflammatory enzyme after heart attack does not reduce risk of subsequent event

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (The JAMA Network Journals) In patients who experienced an acute coronary syndrome event -- such as heart attack or unstable angina -- use of the drug darapladib to inhibit the enzyme lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 -- believed to play a role in the development of atherosclerosis -- did not reduce the risk of recurrent major coronary events, according to a study published by JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.
  • Memory and Alzheimer's: Towards a better comprehension of the dynamic mechanisms

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Douglas Mental Health University Institute) A study just published in the prestigious Nature Neuroscience journal by, Sylvain Williams, Ph.D., and his team, of the Research Centre of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University, opens the door towards better understanding of the neural circuitry and dynamic mechanisms controlling memory as well of the role of an essential element of the hippocampus -- a sub-region named the subiculum.
  • Antihypertensive therapy reduces CV events, strokes and mortality in older adults

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (European Society of Cardiology) Antihypertensive therapy reduces the risk of cardiovascular events, strokes and mortality in hypertensive older adults, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by Dr Maciej Ostrowski from Poland. The findings suggest that antihypertensive drugs should be considered in all patients over 65 years of age with hypertension.
 
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    Association of Health Care Journalists

  • Calif. dental board allows complaints to accumulate outside public view

    Mary Otto
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    Photo by courtney0609 via Flickr. Reporter Rachel Cook took a long and detailed look at the career of one Bakersfield, Calif., dentist and ended up with a series called “Dental Dangers,” recently published in The Bakersfield Californian. The stories examine a history of complaints and lawsuits against Robert Tupac, who, as a board-certified prosthodontist, specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth. Over three decades, more than a dozen of Tupac’s patients claimed his shoddy work left them with troubles ranging from bone loss to drooling, Cook wrote, and some patients…
  • Georgia develops ‘accountability’ dementia plan

    Alyssa Stafford
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    Photo by John via Flickr. Georgia has a new task force targeting Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The recently published Georgia Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias State Plan lays out a strategy for addressing the needs of patients in terms of care and prevention, the impact on caregivers, and the costs associated with the disease. The task force is led by James Bulot, Ph.D., director of Georgia’s Division of Aging Services. According to Bulot, 40 states have dementia plans at various stages. The Georgia plan assesses the risk for citizens in the state and takes…
  • AHCJ disappointed with ACGME’s response on transparency

    Charles Ornstein
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has rejected a request from AHCJ to publicly release additional information about the successes and failures of physician training programs nationwide. Earlier this month, AHCJ called upon ACGME to release details about residency programs with less than full accreditation, as well as the rates at which graduates of residency programs pass their board certification examinations. ACGME posts decisions on favorable or less-than-favorable accreditation status but not the reasons for them. Replying to AHCJ’s Aug. 5 letter, ACGME executive…
  • How social position affects health behavior

    Joe Rojas-Burke
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    Photos via Flickr by alamosbastment, Gardiner Allen, Fried Dough and Natalie Maynor People whose socioeconomic status is low are more likely to act in ways that harm their health compared with those higher on the ladder of income and social stature. On average, they smoke more, exercise less, have poorer diets, and more often ignore health advice and fail to comply with treatment. As a group, they are even less likely to use seatbelts. Researchers have proposed many theories to explain why this is so, and these involve more than the inability to pay for goods and services that promote health.
  • 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…
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    Lifescript

  • Healthy Travel With Rheumatoid Arthritis

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dorothy Foltz-Gray, Special to LifescriptAre you planning a vacation but worried about the hazards of travel with rheumatoid arthritis? Don’t let that stop you. With these healthy travel tips, you’ll be ready to go... If you enjoy traveling, there’s nothing better than seeing new places, meeting new people, visiting family or just getting away from it all. But if you have rheumatoid arthritis, travel gets a little more complicated. Symptoms such as joint pain and stiffness, along with hauling around medication and supplies, can make any trip tougher. “Going to…
  • Migraine Relief: 10 Myths and Facts

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Diane Wedner, Lifescript Health DetectiveMigraines are more than just bad headaches. But many people – and even some doctors – don’t fully understand this complex condition or what’s required for migraine pain relief. Read on as Lifescript’s Health Detective reveals the truth behind 10 common migraine myths... You wake up to throbbing pain on one side of your head. The sun streaming through the bedroom window scorches your eyes like a lightning flash. Moving your head even slightly is excruciating. Like 35 million other Americans, you’re in the throes of…
  • Advances in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Lori Newman, Lifescript Staff Writer There’s good news in the fight against ovarian cancer: Women diagnosed with the deadly disease are now living up to two decades longer. A top cancer specialist, Beth Y. Karlan, M.D., explains why in Ask the Doctor, a women's health video series produced in partnership with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center... Ovarian cancer used to be called “the silent killer.” Not any longer. Improved treatments have boosted survival rates, even when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. “We have much better treatments and understanding of the biology of…
  • 13 Ways to Prevent Diabetes

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Fran Golden, Special to LifescriptAbout 25% of Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes – and most of us have no idea. A poor diet, not exercising enough, even aging raise our likelihood. Fortunately, simple efforts to improve our health can make a big difference. Read on for 13 prevention tips... How serious a health problem is type 2 diabetes, the most common form of this incurable disease? Very. About 24 million people in the U.S. have it, and by 2034, that number will jump to 44 million, says University of Chicago researchers in one study. Besides affecting our families,…
  • Getting 'Cold Feet' When You Have Diabetes

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffDoes constantly having cold feet mean poor circulation? Maybe, but it's not the most reliable sign, says the American Diabetes Association (ADA). A health care provider will need to evaluate your feet before you can properly diagnose poor circulation. The best aid for cold feet is to wear one or two pairs of thick socks or warm house slippers. Do not use heating pads or hot water bottles, and don’t sit too close to a space heater, fireplace or campfire. If you have any diabetic nerve damage, you won’t be able to feel when your feet…
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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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  • 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

  • VA to reimburse for certain clinical activity trackers

    Jonah Comstock
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    At the beginning of this month, MobiHealthNews noted in an In-Depth report that a new class of wireless, wearable activity tracker is increasingly finding its way into the clinical space, especially to help people with movement disorders or lower body injuries. That trend just got a big boost from the US Department of Veteran Affairs, […]
  • Doctor-patient video visits to triple to 16 million next year

    Brian Dolan
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    According to research firm Parks Associates the number of doctor-patient video consultations in the US will almost triple over the next year. “The number of doctor-patient video consultations will nearly triple from this year to the next, from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015, and will exceed 130 million in 2018,” […]
  • Bayer’s Grants4Apps: An accelerator run by a pharma company

    Jonah Comstock
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    Bayer HealthCare, a German pharmaceutical company, has underscored pharma’s growing interest in mobile health by starting a new health accelerator. Grants4Apps, which started last year as a crowdsourcing initiative, was releaunched as an accelerator at an event earlier this week. The commitment on Bayer’s part is pretty significant: they’ll be offering 50,000 euro (about $65,000) to each of […]
  • Researchers develop diagnostic app for newborn jaundice

    Brian Dolan
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    Medical and engineering researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have developed a smartphone app, called BiliCam, that they claim can diagnose jaundice in newborns via a smartphone’s camera. “The app, called BiliCam, uses a smartphone’s camera and flash and a color calibration card the size of a business card,” a blog post on the university’s […]
  • Small study: Text message-based cancer screening education may help at-risk minority groups

    Jonah Comstock
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    In a recent JMIR study, a team of researchers in Minnesota explored the potential of mobile health to reach people who sometimes fall through the cracks of the healthcare system. They found that a text message intervention could help Korean American women, a group that has one of the highest cervical cancer mortality rates in […]
 
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • Andrea Green Lost 136 Pounds – “You are Not a Dog. Do Not Reward Yourself with Food.”

    Dani Stone
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    “The kids used to say ‘Look out, Pudge is having a big mac attack, get out of her way.” Andrea Green can still recall the cruel taunts from her childhood. Considered almost morbidly obese from a young age. Andrea grew to be an adult who lived in her body, but didn’t live for it. Then, [...]
  • 8 Signs Your Workout is All Wrong

    Elizabeth
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:05 am
    You’re in the middle of your workout, everything is going great, and then suddenly something feels off. There’s a twinge of pain, a tingling sensation, or a wave of nausea comes over you. Or maybe you don’t feel anything until later, in the form of soreness or shin splints. Whatever the symptoms may be, the [...]
  • Where Your Paleo Diet Actually Came From in National Geographic’s Evolution of Diet

    Elizabeth
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Paleo is certainly a buzzword in the diet and health communities, but do people really know what it means when they say they “want to eat like their ancestors?” National Geographic’s Evolution of Diet investigates what an original Paleolithic diet might have been, and how the modern diet developed. To start, they first looked at [...]
  • Breaking Down the Barre Craze: Which Ballet-Inspired Workout is On Pointe for You?

    Dani Stone
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ballet dancers have flexible bodies conditioned from hours of training. Their specialized workouts create long and lean frames — think Natalie Portman in Black Swan. Their shapely legs, abs, thighs and buttocks come through hybrid weight training, Pilates and cardio workouts with some straight-up ballet pole (barre) stretching. Their moves are spreading like wildfire, and [...]
  • 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. [...]
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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

  • Caffeinated Deadlifting

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Uh-oh, I've had too much caffeine and it appears to be reaching peak blood concentration levels. LOL. My mind is racing. Ideas are sprinting into my mind from all over the place. I can barely keep up to write them all down.Whew. I started this blog post 3.5 hours ago and now I'm finally slowing down to finish it. Ha.I don't react well to caffeine (I get anxious and forget to breathe deeply
  • 29 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    So many of my clients say to me: "I feel I am close to breaking through, but I'm getting frustrated." Here's what I reply to them…"Don't lose this feeling. In almost all areas of life - from fat loss to making money - we go through a long period of doing the work with minimal to okay results...and then there is the WHOOOOOOSH effect when the breakthrough occurs. You are doing the work,
  • 1000 rep bodyweight workout

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    Whew. I got whooped today. It was a new Bodyweight 1000 program. I'll give you some of it, but it's going to be refined and polished up a bit to become part of the October TT WOM which will be "The TT Bodyweight 5K" (5000 reps over the course of a month). It's going to be a blast.It's 4 rounds of 250 reps right now...it will be Workout B of the new program. It's a LOT of dense lower body
  • The Stupid Idea Workout

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    NOTE: There are only 2 days left to enter for your chance to win $1000 of my money in the 21st FREE Turbulence Training Transformation Contest. There is no cost to enter. Read the rules here. But don't choose the "Stupid Idea Workout" for your transformation.   This is a really stupid idea. Now let me first say that sometimes you have to push yourself. You have to test your limits.   Perhaps
  • 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
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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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    HealthBlawg :: David Harlow's Health Care Law Blog

  • Health Care Conferences This Fall

    David Harlow
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Massive data breach. Time for sports analogies?

    David Harlow
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Practice Pointers in the Wake of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Privacy Settlement

    David Harlow
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Solving Sovaldi: David Harlow Talks Value-Based Payment with Cyndy Nayer

    David Harlow
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • A Sunday bike ride with 5700 of my closest friends

    David Harlow
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
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    InsureBlog

  • Insuring Ferguson: Update/Correction

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Earlier this week, we posted on a couple interesting P&C-related items, one of which was the "civil unrest" in Ferguson, MO (there's a reason for the scare-quotes, we'll get to that directly). In that post, I reported - incorrectly - that riot-related claims would not be covered under standard commercial policies.Ted Kinney, Director of Education for the Alabama Independent Agents association, graciously emailed me with a correction:"Ferguson is probably more of a “civil commotion” than a riot.  Most standard policies do cover riot & civil commotion.  If  a covered…
  • Cavalcade of Risk #216: Call for submissions

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Tim Dodge makes his CavRisk hosting debut with next week's edition. Entries are due by Monday (the 1st).To submit your risk-related post, just click here to email it.You'll need to provide:■ Your post's url and title■ Your blog's url and name■ Your name and email■ A (brief) summary of the postPLEASE remember: ONLY posts that relate to risk (not personal finance tips and the like). And please only submit if you are willing to link back to the carnival if your submission is accepted.We need hosts for Fall Cav's - Please drop us a line to claim yours. It's easy, fun and a nice traffic…
  • Healthcare.gov Security Chief Was Distracted

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:45 pm
    It's no secret that the Obamacare website is not only dysfunctional, but also has major security flaws. There may be a good reason for the latter problems. The IT chief of security apparently had his, uh, hands full with other distractions.Timothy DeFoggi, who had been the lead IT specialist at the Department of Health and Human Services, was found guilty Tuesday for accessing and viewing child porn, and discussing his fantasies — which included the rape and murder of children — on message boards.[He] was found guilty of engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to…
  • Obamacare SNAFU - The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    It all started with a failed website (that STILL isn't fixed), followed by lack of full disclosure aboutjust how bad the new Obamacare plans were, then you had doctors that refused to accept patients with Obamacare, applications that were never properly submitted to carriers, premiums that were never paid ......... the list goes on.As bad as that is, how would you feel if you worked very hard for 5 months, investing not only your time but money, only to later discover you would not be paid for your efforts.Six brokers filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Clark County District Court, seeking…
  • MVNHS© Rocket (but not Cancer) Surgeons

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    First, the good news: 66 year old Roger Mollison is cancer free.That's good news because the folks who run the Much Vaunted National Health Service© don't exactly have a great track record when it comes to cancer care. The not-so-great news is that, despite their "best" efforts, they couldn't cure Mr Mollison of cancer.Mostly because he didn't have cancer in the first place:"Doctors at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee told Mollison to prepare for the final nine months of his life after diagnostic testing revealed a deadly case of mesothelioma"Imagine the sheer horror of receiving such a…
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    Health Business Blog

  • The Medical Marijuana Mess

    David Williams
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    The thin veneer of “medical” marijuana has been stripped away in Colorado, where stores originally providing remedies for patients have been quick to plaster themselves with new signs touting recreational use for all adults. (The signs above are among those I spotted this month in just one small town.) And while federal regulations and public pressure have largely kept alcohol and nicotine out of candy and other child-friendly, sugary products, the marijuana industry is moving in the opposite direction by offering an ever-widening array of pot-infused “edibles,”…
  • 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…
 
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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

  • Health Benefits of a Vacation

    Jason Shafrin
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    The Healthcare Economist will be off through Labor Day, taking a vacation to San Diego.  Inspired by this trip, below is a study that finds that people who take vacations are healthier.  Although not a randomized trial, this evidence is suggestive.  The Huffington Post paraphrases:   In a study of 13,000 middle-aged men at risk for heart disease, those who skipped vacations for five consecutive years were found to be 30 percent more likely to suffer heart attacks than those who took at least one week off each year. Even missing one year’s vacation was associated with a…
  • 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.
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    Workers Comp Insider

  • Allstate - How Could You? Worcester?

    Tom Lynch
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    A stake through the heart. That's what it felt like yesterday when Allstate published its 10th annual America's Best Drivers Report and awarded Worcester and Boston, two Massachusetts cities 38 miles apart, with the gold and silver medals, respectively, for most car crashes per capita in the nation. Upon learning of this dubious distinction, local television stations instantly knew that...
  • 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...
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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

  • The RUC. "an Independent Group of Physicians?" - But It Includes Executives and Board Members of For-Profit Health Care Corporations and Large Hospital Systems

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    Introduction We just discussed how a major story in Politico has once again drawn attention to the opaque RUC (Resource Based Relative Value System Update Committee) and its important role in determining what physicians are paid for different kinds of services, and hence the incentives that have helped make the US health care system so procedurally oriented.  (See the end of our last post for a summary of the complex issues that swirl around the RUC.)The Politico article covered most of the bases, but notably omitted how the RUC may be tied to various large health care organizations,…
  • 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…
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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

  • How to Build a Patient-Centered Culture

    Steve Kayser
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    Cary Gutbezahl, CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting, sat down for an in-depth “Profile in Healthcare Leadership” interview with Mr. Dennis Vonderfecht, President and CEO of Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA), the largest healthcare system serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Southeast Kentucky and Northwest North Carolina. The topics was 'how do you create and communicate a patient-centered care culture?' The post How to Build a Patient-Centered Culture appeared first on Compass Clinical Consulting. Related posts: Building Tomorrow’s Patient-Centered Healthcare System…
  • Accreditation Options: Understanding the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality

    Steve Kayser
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    Compass Clinical’s Victoria May Fennel, PhD, RN-BC, CPHQ, is featured in Beckers Hospital Review for her latest article “Accreditation options: Understanding the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality.” Written by Victoria May Fennel, PhD, RN-BC, CPHQ The newest hospital accreditation option is the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality. Originally formed in 1999 as a [...] The post Accreditation Options: Understanding the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality appeared first on Compass Clinical Consulting. Related posts: Accreditation Options:…
  • Private Philanthropy — Another Key to Hospital Financial Stability

    Amy Mersch
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    If necessity is the mother of invention, then it is time to pay a visit to her cousin, replication – replication, as in borrowing from the higher education playbook in generating more charitable donations from individuals and families. Colleges and universities have traditionally placed a much higher premium on generating both... The post Private Philanthropy — Another Key to Hospital Financial Stability appeared first on Compass Clinical Consulting. Related posts: How to Prepare for the Financial Impact of Population Health Management? As you look into the future and see the…
  • Four Things You Can’t Teach that The Right Healthcare People Already Have

    Steve Kayser
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    When looking for the right people for your healthcare organization there are four things that you cannot teach that the right people already have. They are... The post Four Things You Can’t Teach that The Right Healthcare People Already Have appeared first on Compass Clinical Consulting. Related posts: Hospital Leadership: The Only Reason We’re Here is to Support the People at the Bedside First and foremost remember that the least important part of... Adapting to Healthcare Reform: One Road Traveled in Redefining the Healthcare Organization Compass Clinical Consulting's Profile in…
  • Hospital Leadership: The Only Reason We’re Here is to Support the People at the Bedside

    Steve Kayser
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    First and foremost remember that the least important part of the organization is the people who are in the C-suites. The most important people are the people who are delivering the care. I don’t ever want anyone to forget in executive leadership that we are here to support the people at the bedside. That’s the only reason we’re here. It’s the only reason we have jobs. It’s the only reason, presumably, that we’re... The post Hospital Leadership: The Only Reason We’re Here is to Support the People at the Bedside appeared first on Compass Clinical Consulting. Related posts:…
 
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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

  • Hospitals & Health Networks

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    Hospitals & Health Networks chronicles the values and ideas that drive the new era in health care. H&HN is the place leaders turn for new insights and to recharge their imagination. H&HN stands for stewardship, creativity and results. It delivers short, high-impact reporting and analyses on trends and issues that interest health care executives and emerging leaders. H&HN covers the trends that drive strategic decision-making in health care provider and payer institutions across the country.Request Free!
  • 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!
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    1 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    Your MCOL Subscription provides a package of valuable eNewsletters covering a range of key health care business topics. What's more, you get access to the subscriber only web site, with newsletter archives and a wide variety of valuable content.Request Free!
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    1 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    Published nine times per year, each issue analyzes developments in regulations, ingredients, quality control, manufacturing technology, packaging, marketing and new products.Request Free!
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    1 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
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    Jeannehambleton77's Weblog

  • NEW SMARTPHONE APP CAN DETECT NEWBORN JAUNDICE IN MINUTES

    Jeanne Hambleton
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    NEW SMARTPHONE APP CAN DETECT NEWBORN JAUNDICE IN MINUTES From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Released 27-Aug-2014               Source : University of Washington  By Michelle Ma. Citations Association for Computing Machinery’s International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Newswise — Newborn jaundice: It is one of the last things a parent wants to deal with, but it is unfortunately a common condition in babies less than a week old. Skin that turns yellow can be a sure sign that a newborn is jaundiced and is not adequately eliminating…
  • WHERE YOU LIVE MAY BE PUTTING YOU AT RISK FOR FOODBORNE ILLNESS, RESEARCHER FINDS

    Jeanne Hambleton
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    WHERE YOU LIVE MAY BE PUTTING YOU AT RISK FOR FOODBORNE ILLNESS, RESEARCHER FINDS From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton                            Released: 28-Aug-2014 Source  Kansas State University Citations Foods Newswise — MANHATTAN, Kansas — Improving education about risky food handling behaviors would reduce the amount of foodborne illness and help improve food security around the world, according to Kansas State University research. For their study, the university’s Kadri Koppel, assistant professor of human nutrition, and Edgar…
  • STUDY SHOWS PROMISE FOR BLOOD TEST FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

    Jeanne Hambleton
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    NIH-SUPPORTED STUDY SHOWS PROMISE FOR BLOOD TEST FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton National Institute of Aging August 15, 2014 Preliminary findings from a study by National Institute on Aging (NIA) scientists and colleagues showed that a blood test for Alzheimer’s-related proteins may accurately predict who might be at risk for the disease years before symptoms develop. The test measured the levels of several tau and amyloid proteins—the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease—in exosomes, microscopic organelles shed by brain cells. The study by…
  • BRAIN BENEFITS FROM WEIGHT LOSS FOLLOWING BARIATRIC SURGERY

    Jeanne Hambleton
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    BRAIN BENEFITS FROM WEIGHT LOSS FOLLOWING BARIATRIC SURGERY Researchers theorize procedure could reduce risk of Alzheimer’s in obese people From  FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Embargoed:26Aug-2014  Source: Endocrine SocietyCitations Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism   Newswise — Washington, DC—Weight loss surgery can curb alterations in brain activity associated with obesity and improve cognitive function involved in planning, strategizing and organizing, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology…
  • MEDICAL MAYHEM

    Jeanne Hambleton
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    PATIENTS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO STOP NORTH EAST PRACTICE CLOSURE From The FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton                                                                        Pulse Today 26 August 2014 | By Christina Kenny A group of patients and residents in Hartlepool has launched patients and residents in Hartlepool patients and residents in Hartlepool, claiming that NHS managers’ arguments for closing the practice are ‘unadulterated rubbish’. The Fens Residents’ Association have distributed posters in the town’s shopping…
 
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    DermTV

  • Viviscal, The New Dietary Supplement for Female Hair Loss

    Doctor
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:59 pm
    A new dietary supplement for the regrowth of hair in women - Viviscal - has been gaining in popularity and use. In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz discusses the new Viviscal hair regrowth study. YouTube Embed:  Ao-1kONh_As
  • 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
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    The Vitals Blog

  • 7 Cool Volunteers Who Make Your Hospital Stay Bearable

    Kyria Abrahams
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Nobody wants to stay in the hospital, but if you’re forced to be there, it might as well be a little fun. Here are seven unique hospital volunteers you might be lucky enough to encounter the next time you’re recuperating.   1. Superhero Window Washers You could be lying in bed feeling miserable when Spiderman […]
  • Pencils, Books and Dirty Looks: Helping Your Child Handle Back-to-School Stress

    Vitals
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    From nursery school to college, going back to school can be a source of stress. Young children may have separation anxiety, and students of any age can face bullying. High school students may worry about their GPAs, and freshmen college students may struggle with entering a new phase in life. Here is an overview of […]
  • Back To School Eye Exams

    Vitals
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
      It’s back to school time again. New teachers, new seating assignments, and, perhaps, newly acquired vision changes. In a whirl of coordinating schedules, your child’s eyesight issues may go unnoticed. Be proactive about your child’s vision care. Because there is often a stigma associated with wearing glasses, a child may be reluctant to volunteer […]
  • 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, […]
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    The Search Principle: views are my own

  • CAPAL | ACBAP News & Update August 2014

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

  • CanGaroo ECM Envelope Bioscaffold Holds Cardiac Implants, Turns Into Vascularized Tissue

    Editors
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Implantation of medical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators can cause significant damage to nearby tissue, while afterwards the implants can move around, causing more problems. CorMatrix, a company that develops novel biomaterials, has developed and implanted in a patient for the first time a special bioscaffold that holds the cardiac device while providing a welcoming environment for the body’s own tissue to grow around. The CanGaroo ECM Envelope supports and reinforces the pocket within which the electronic implant is placed. It matches shape of the implant, does not…
  • Hansen Medical Magellan Transport System

    Editors
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    Hansen Medical has received the final clearance necessary from the FDA to introduce the Magellan Transport System for its Magellan robotic arm. The device allows a single clinician to move the robotic arm, which is used for intravascular navigation and placement of tools, between different cath labs. The hope is that a single robotic system can be shared by more than one doctor, allowing a hospital to get more use out of the investment while allowing a greater variety of procedures to be completed in one facility. The Transport System has a hydraulic lift pedal which helps to level the…
  • Masimo rainbow DCI-mini Hemoglobin Spot-Check Sensor Cleared in Europe, Japan

    Editors
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Masimo has received European and Japanese regulatory approvals to introduce the rainbow DCI-mini non-invasive hemoglobin (SpHb) sensor. Intended for infants and small kids weighing 3 to 30 kg (6.6 lbs to 66 lbs), the sensor connects to Masimo’s Pronto monitor that displays the readings. Finger sensors for hemoglobin have only been available for patients 10 kg (22 lbs) and larger, making catching anemia difficult in small kids without the drama of drawing blood. The DCI-mini is clipped onto to a child’s finger, or a toe on smaller kids, and provides spot-check readings at any…
  • FDA Clears SHILLA Growth Guidance System for Children with Severe Scoliosis

    Editors
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Children with early onset scoliosis can have a few difficult years growing up, as regularly scheduled surgeries are necessary to adjust the spine to keep up with growth. Dr. Richard McCarthy, an ortho surgeon at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/Arkansas Children’s Hospital, has invented a system that can help avoid many such periodic procedures. Medtronic, which has developed the idea into a real product, just announced that the SHILLA Growth Guidance System has been FDA cleared and is being launched to the U.S. market. It’s intended for children under 10 years of…
  • Smartphone App May Detect Neonatal Jaundice

    Wouter Stomp
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Engineers and physicians at the University of Washington have developed an app called BiliCam that can detect jaundice in newborns using just a smartphone’s camera and flash plus a color calibration card the size of a business card. Jaundice is a yellowish discoloration of the skin resulting from an excess amount of bilirubin in the blood. Severe jaundice can cause kernicterus and brain damage. The app is meant to be used by either parents or healthcare providers as a screening tool to help in deciding when a blood test is needed, in the first few days after birth. The app works by…
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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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    ScienceRoll

  • The Future of Medicine in One Word Cloud

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    My book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, will become available on Amazon.com in black&white paperback, colored paperback and Kindle formats on the 2nd of September. After sharing an excerpt... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • 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!
 
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • Implementing Health Reform: Tax Form Instructions

    Timothy Jost
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:18 pm
    TweetOn August 28, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service re-released the draft forms that will be used by employer, insurers, and exchanges for reporting Affordable Care Act tax information to individuals and to the IRS for 2014 and 2015, as well as the instructions for completing those forms.  The IRS also released in the Federal Register requests for public comments on three of those forms – the 1094-B, the 1094-C, and the 1095-C – under the Paperwork Reduction Act.  This post reports on these forms and instructions and on a guidance released by the Centers for Medicare and…
  • Health Affairs Forum: Graduate Medical Education Governance And Financing

    Chris Fleming
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    TweetPlease join us on Wednesday, September 10 for a Health Affairs forum to discuss, Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs, a recent report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education (GME). Health Affairs Founding Editor John Iglehart will host the event. For the past two years, the committee – co-chaired by former CMS and HCFA administrators Donald Berwick and Gail Wilensky – conducted an independent review of the governing and financing of the GME system, and the report is a…
  • Exhibit Of The Month: Income-Related Disparities Associated With Negative Health Outcomes

    Tracy Gnadinger
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    TweetEditor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing “Exhibit of the Month” series. Readers who’d like to highlight other noteworthy exhibits from the same issue are encouraged to make their pitch in the comments section below. Much is known about income-related disparities when it comes to preventative care and chronic conditions, but less so about the associations between poverty and negative health outcomes. In “Geographic Clustering Of Diabetic Lower-Extremity Amputations In Low-Income Regions Of California,” published in the August issue of Health Affairs, authors Carl…
  • Collaboration, Consistency, and Community Spirit: How Durham Advances Health

    Erika Samoff
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    TweetEditor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series written for Health Affairs Blog by local leaders from communities honored with the annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. In 2014, six winning communities were selected by RWJF from more than 250 applicants and celebrated for placing a priority on health and creating powerful partnerships to drive change. Interested communities are encouraged to apply for the 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize. Applications are due September 17, 2014. Durham, North Carolina is so richly endowed with health care resources that…
  • The Winding Path To Effective Bundled Payment

    M. Susan Ridgely and Peter Hussey
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    TweetTom Williams and Jill Yegian’s excellent blog post makes a great companion to our recent paper on the evaluation of the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) Bundled Payment Demonstration. Williams and Yegian offer lessons from their experience implementing a demonstration project that failed to meet its original objectives. This type of analysis is essential. It’s not unusual for a demonstration to fall short of its original objectives. Learning from such cases is part of the innovation process. This is especially worthwhile for bundled payment, which has many potential…
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    KevinMD.com

  • The health care turf battles: It’s time to work together

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kevin-r-campbell" rel="tag">Kevin R. Campbell, MD</a>
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    MedPage Today recently tackled a very controversial issue in medical practice.  The piece explored the ongoing battle between dermatologists and allied health professionals (AHPs) over the performance of dermatologic procedures.  As independent NPs and PAs begin to bill for more and more procedures (thus potentially talking revenue away from board certified dermatologists) specialists are beginning to argue that the AHPs are practicing beyond their scope of practice. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media…
  • Top stories in health and medicine, September 1, 2014

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/medpage-today" rel="tag">MedPage Today</a>
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    From MedPage Today: ZMapp Ebola Drug Effective in Macaques. A controversial cocktail of Ebola antibodies was safe and highly effective in saving the lives of rhesus macaques, even as the animals neared death from the virus. Depression in Cancer Common But Untreated. The vast majority of clinically depressed cancer patients receive no treatment for the depression, a retrospective study of 21,000 cancer patients showed. More Data to Be Kept from Doc Payments Database. A new problem has emerged with the federal government’s Open Payments system, which is supposed to go live Sept. 30 and…
  • What being overwhelmed by rules and regulations looks like

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/fred-n-pelzman" rel="tag">Fred N. Pelzman, MD</a>
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    My morning practice session started out with a few patients arriving early, so I was able to get a jump on the day, and it looked like I was going to actually be running on time. As I was walking from one exam room to the other, my administrator came down the hallway, grabbed my arm and said, “Can I have you for a minute?” Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Direct primary care: A response to your comments

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/stephen-c-schimpff" rel="tag">Stephen C. Schimpff, MD</a>
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Part of a series. Over the past few months KevinMD.com has posted a series of articles by me on what I call the “crisis in primary care.”  Most recently have been a few posts related to direct primary care. They have generated many comments: some pro and some con. I have greatly appreciated everyone’s interest; it makes it worth the time to write. I am also working on a book on primary care and so these comments have helped to mold my thinking. So thanks. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find…
  • This surprising request brought an emergency doctor to tears

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/monica-williams-murphy" rel="tag">Monica Williams-Murphy, MD</a>
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Most of the time I feel as though I am running in quicksand attempting to bring patients to a place of grace and dignity in dying. On occasion, there is someone who jerks me out of my quicksand and plants me squarely on stable shore and then proceeds to show me what grace and dignity in the face of death really look and feel like. Please meet Mr. Jefferson. 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

  • Measure Backward, Not Forward

    James Clear
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    We often measure our progress by looking forward. We set goals. We plan milestones for our progress. Basically, we try to predict the future to some degree. We do this in business, in health, and in life at large. Can we increase our quarterly earnings by 20 percent? Can I lose 20 pounds in the next 3 months? Will I be married by 30? These are all measurements that face forward. We look into the future and try to guess when we will get somewhere. There is an opposite and, I think, more useful approach: measure backward, not forward. Here’s what I mean… Measuring Backward vs.
  • 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 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…
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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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    Darya Rose
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    In case you haven’t noticed I’m out of the office this week on summer vacation. We’ll return to our regularly scheduled content next Wednesday, September 3. Aloha, Darya
  • 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…
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    Daily Health Bulletin

  • Beetroot Juice Boosts Aerobic Fitness For Swimmers

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    1 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    Beetroot juice doesn’t make many lists of superfoods, but it probably should as a result of its endurance boosting properties. Beets are naturally loaded with compounds known as nitrates that your body changes into nitric oxide and this helps both blood flow and blood pressure. A cup of raw beets brings you 58 calories and 13 grams of carbs, while a cup of beet juice is almost 100 calories and 25 grams of carbs, due to the way it is processed. Beyond nitrates, beets are fantastic natural sources of folate, potassium, fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. Cooked beets do not give you the…
  • Studies Show Probiotics Improve Blood Pressure

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    29 Aug 2014 | 2:06 am
    Interesting findings for those who have high blood pressure. Long-term probiotic intake may control this condition according to a research review that appears in Hypertension, the American Heart Association’s peer-reviewed journal. Probiotics are “good” bacteria that live in our digestive tract. The review examined a group of studies, all randomized, controlled trials on probiotic intake and blood pressure. The findings suggest that routine intake of probiotics as part of an overall healthy, active lifestyle appears to offer a moderate reduction in high blood pressure…
  • What’s Behind Your Memory Loss

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    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Memory loss affects everyone at some point. Sometimes this is occasional forgetfulness… where you put the keys, why you left a room or the date of an appointment. These types of lapses are very common. But when memory loss begins to cause problems in everyday life, you’ll want to get to the bottom of an issue that’s just as distressing to you as it is to those around you. Here are the more common reasons behind memory loss in adults. - Medications, both prescription and over the counter can cause problems with your memory. Some known culprits include antidepressants,…
  • 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…
 
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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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  • The Future of Medicine in One Word Cloud

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    My book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, will become available on Amazon.com in black&white paperback, colored paperback and Kindle formats on the 2nd of September. After sharing an excerpt of the table of contents revealing what trends are featured in the book; here is a word cloud presenting the main concepts and companies that are also described in details through stories, interviews and a lot of pictures. What would be your top 3 choices among these to read more about? 
  • 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!
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  • How To Launch Alone – The Art of Clarity and Action

    Anne Samoilov
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
      DOWNLOAD EPISODE | PLAY IN NEW WINDOW When you first start your business, you’re doing everything alone, so it goes without saying that you have to learn how to launch alone at the very early stages. And that means you’re learning what to do, how to do it and trying to figure out WHEN to do it… This can be fun for a period of time when you’re getting your feet wet, figuring out what your business is, who you serve,¦ Read More » The post How To Launch Alone – The Art of Clarity and Action appeared first on .
  • 7 Ideas You Can Steal to Smoothly Manage Your Schedule Like A True Pro Working From Home

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    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 .
 
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  • Best Superfoods at AstroNutrition

    AstroNutrition
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    Fall is almost here, and with the changing of the seasons comes the inevitable sniffles of colder weather. Using the best superfoods to supplement your diet can keep your immune system at optimal levels. A healthy immune system requires a range of nutrients, and there’s no better way to ensure proper nutrition than using the best superfoods available.  read more
  • 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
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  • Guide to Paediatric Brain Tumours

    Total Health
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    Dr Stergios Zacharoulis, The Paediatric Oncology Consultant at the Royal Marsden Hospital has provided an overview of the types of cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. that children can get, including a section on brain tumours. There are a number of different brain tumours that can affect children, all requiring different treatment approaches and these include the following: read more
  • Menopause and Depression

    Total Health
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Most women are all too well aware of the effect that fluctuating levels of hormones have on mood. Also, the link between menopauseThe time of a woman’s life when her ovaries stop releasing an egg (ovum) on a monthly cycle. and menopausalRelating to the menopause, the time of a woman’s life when her ovaries stop releasing an egg (ovum) on a monthly cycle. depressionFeelings of sadness, hopelessness and a loss of interest in life, combined with a sense of reduced emotional well-being is evident. Therefore the hormones themselves should be the natural target for any treatment. Depression…
  • One Stroke every Five Minutes -timing and safety

    Total Health
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
    In the UK there is one person suffering a strokeAny sudden neurological problem caused by a bleed or a clot in a blood vessel. every five minutes. The perceived medical wisdom surrounding the effective treatment of this potentially fatal, if not highly debilitating event is around 'time to needle' and the use of a clotBlood that has coagulated, that is, has moved from a liquid to a solid state. busting drug called alteplase. Alteplase, sometimes known as tissueA group of cells with a similar structure and a specialised function. plasminogen activator or TPA is a thrombolytic drug that…
  • Rowing for ankylosing spondylitis (AS)

    Total Health
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a painful, progressiveContinuously increasing in extent or severity. form of inflammatory arthritisInflammation of one or more joints of the body. that affects young people. The spine is most commonly affected but other joints, tendons and ligaments can also be affected. Symptoms usually start in late teens and early 20s and it can currently take 7-10 years to get an accurate diagnosisThe process of determining which condition a patient may have.. There is no cure for AS but symptoms can be managed with medication and appropriate exercise. Left untreated, AS can…
  • 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
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  • Labor Day Weekend and Rosemary Essential Oil

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

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

    Wendy Robbins
    13 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Aromatherapy for Men Aromatherapy is sometimes mistaken to be a women's only modality. The reality is that men are actively and prominently involved in all aspects of the field of aromatherapy. June is Men's Health Month, and tomorrow (Sunday) is...
  • Aromatherapy and Essential Oils to Reflect and Honor Memorial Day

    Wendy Robbins
    24 May 2014 | 6:30 am
    Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start to summer for those in the United States. It is also a special day to commemorate those that we have loved and lost including those that have served our country and community. Memorial...
  • Aromatherapy for Mother's Day

    Wendy Robbins
    11 May 2014 | 9:00 am
    Mother's Day is intended to celebrate the efforts of all the mothers and the mother figures in our lives, and I'm wishing all mothers and children a beautiful and happily memorable Mother's Day! A wonderful blend to diffuse to celebrate...
 
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  • Bruschetta with Sauteed Greens & Manchego

    Charlene Bert, Executive Editor
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
        Did You Know? This antipasto from Italy dates back to at least the 15th century.  Use whatever hard cheese you have on hand—Parmesan is great, too, I just happened to have a nub of Manchego lurking in the cheese drawer.  3 1/2-inch-thick slices sourdough or any Italian country-style bread  1 large garlic clove, sliced in half  1 and 1/2 tablespoons olive oil  4 packed cups trimmed, cleaned greens (e.g., spinach, kale, beet greens, tasoi, Swiss chard, etc.), roughly chopped  2 tablespoons grated Manchego cheese (or Parmesan or Romano) …
  • Puffed Spanikopita Tarts (Spinach Tarts)

    Charlene Bert, Executive Editor
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
        By Camilla Saulsbury First up: simplified spanikopita tarts. Spanikopita is a traditional Greek pastry made with phyllo pastry and a filling of spinach, eggs, feta, and a handful of aromatics. I’ve made mine easier by using puff pastry (no layering!) and have lightened the filling a bit with a few egg whites in place of whole eggs. These freeze very well at two points in the process: (1) freeze the assembled, unbaked tarts or (2) cool the baked tarts and freeze. For both freezing options, thaw at room temperature. The baked, thawed tarts can be rewarmed in a 250F oven for…
  • Beyond Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo

    Charlene Bert, Executive Editor
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
        Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse for many of us to sip on tasty tequila drinks and savor the flavor of Mexican fare. While we love the traditional Margarita, here are a couple other options that make us say !Ay Caramba!                 Add this recipe to ZipList!  HOT ‘N SWEET  Signature Cinco de Mayo Drink Recipe from Sazerac – Seattle, WA  Ingredients  1 oz Jalapeno Tequila  ¾ oz Lemon Juice  ½ oz simple syrup  ¾ oz lemonade  Directions  Combine, shake and…
  • Feta and Basil Stuffed Mushrooms

    Charlene Bert, Executive Editor
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
        By Amy Reiley Makes 4 servings  Nobody will ever guess that the stuffing in these mushrooms is half tofu. The thing about tofu is that it tends to take on the flavor of whatever is cooked with it, so here, the tofu pretty much tastes like feta. But you’re still getting all of tofu’s health benefits.     Add this recipe to ZipList!  Ingredients  12 large or “stuffing” white mushrooms  1 tsp olive oil  1/4 c minced yellow onion, finely chopped  1 garlic clove, minced  1/2 c light tofu  1/4 tsp mustard powder  1…
  • Fabulous Fish Grill

    Charlene Bert, Executive Editor
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
        By Phoebe Lapine and Cara Eisenpress You can use any sturdy white fish for this recipe that takes well to the grill — talk to your fishmonger, as many thin, white fish will crumble completely on the grill. If you can’t find lemon thyme, you can use regular, but you might want to reduce the amount, as regular thyme tends to be stronger.  Makes 2 servings           Ingredients  2 tablespoons olive oil  1/2 lemon, juiced  zest of half a lemon  1 garlic clove, minced or pushed through a press  2 teaspoons fresh…
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  • 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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  • How Studying Damage to the Prefrontal Lobe Has Helped Unlock the Brain’s Mysteries

    Editor-S
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Until the last few decades, the frontal lobes of the brain were shrouded in mystery and erroneously thought of as nonessential for normal function—hence the frequent use of lobotomies in the early 20th century to treat psychiatric disorders. Now a review publishing August 28 in the Cell Press journal Neuron highlights groundbreaking studies of patients with brain damage that reveal how distinct areas of the frontal lobes are critical for a person’s ability to learn, multitask, control their emotions, socialize, and make real-life decisions.read more
  • Malaria’s Clinical Symptoms Fade on Repeat Infections Due to Loss of Immune Cells

    Editor-S
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Children who repeatedly become infected with malaria often experience no clinical symptoms with these subsequent infections, and a team led by UC San Francisco researchers has discovered that this might be due at least in part to a depletion of specific types of immune cells.read more
  • Scientists Link Alcohol-Dependence Gene to Neurotransmitter

    Editor-S
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have solved the mystery of why a specific signaling pathway can be associated with alcohol dependence. This signaling pathway is regulated by a gene, called neurofibromatosis type 1 (Nf1), which TSRI scientists found is linked with excessive drinking in mice. The new research shows Nf1 regulates gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that lowers anxiety and increases feelings of relaxation.read more
  • Scientists Uncover Navigation System Used by Cancer, Nerve Cells

    Editor-S
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Duke University researchers have found a ”roving detection system” on the surface of cells that may point to new ways of treating diseases like cancer, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The cells, which were studied in nematode worms, are able to break through normal tissue boundaries and burrow into other tissues and organs -- a crucial step in many normal developmental processes, ranging from embryonic development and wound-healing to the formation of new blood vessels.read more
  • Sleep apnea treatment is effective for older people

    Editor-S
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    Continuous positive airway pressure is effective at treating sleep apnoea in older people, a new study has found.   Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, interrupting normal breathing and causing profound sleepiness. For people with moderate or severe OSA, doctors usually recommend using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, which consists of a small pump that delivers pressurised air into the nose through a mask, stopping the throat from closing.  read more
 
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  • Have a ‘tomato pill’ for super heart health

    Gautam
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalLycopene – a powerful antioxidant that is 10 times more potent than vitamin E – is good for your heart. “There is a wealth of research that suggests that the Mediterranean diet that includes lycopene found in tomatoes is good for our cardiovascular health. But so far, it has been a mystery what the underlying mechanisms could be,” explained Joseph Cheriyan, an associate lecturer at University of Cambridge. One component…
  • Train your mind before your body

    Gautam
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalYour inability to drag yourself to the gym is only in your head. Here’s how to overcome it and train your brain. Exercise not only makes you feel fitter, happier and sexier, it also increases your tendency of living to see your next meal. At least that’s how your brain’s `pleasure means reward centres’ (the frontal cortex and nucleus accumbens) view the situation. In fact, the brain is wired to allow the body to rest.
  • 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…
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  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 311

    Mark Sisson
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    I recently returned to the The Paleo View podcast to hang out with Stacy and Sara and talk about a bit of everything. Go have a listen. I also paid a visit to Extreme Health Radio, where I talked about the importance of cultivating play in our lives, building muscle on our bodies, and much more. Research of the Week Stress inhibits calorie burning; calmness enhances it. As humans doubled our population over the past 35 years, invertebrates lost almost half of theirs. Bright light exposure in the morning was enough to lower body fat and appetite in obese women. Interesting Blog Posts The…
  • Cauliflower Muffin Bites

    Worker Bee
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you’ve ever tried to make a cauliflower pizza crust and liked the flavor but not the soggy doesn’t-really-hold-together texture, then cauliflower muffin bites are the way to go. Easier to make and much more likely to hold together, these mini muffins make a nice snack, side dish or appetizer. In fact, there’s no reason you can’t turn these into “pizza muffin bites” by adding grated cheese, olives and pepperoni. Think of this recipe for cauliflower muffins as a template that you can add all sorts of different flavors to. Try: Black olives, oregano and thyme with feta sprinkled…
  • Over 100 Pounds Lost: Things Just Keep Getting Better and Better

    Guest
    29 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! My story starts with a girl, two actually, to be accurate, and also a beloved uncle. The ladies are my daughter and my wife. After years trying to start a family, my wife and I were fortunate to adopt our daughter from foster care in 2011. At…
  • Why We Eat: Cravings

    Mark Sisson
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last week I picked up the theme of hunger with an intention to visit all the angles of the instinct – the physiology behind it first – but also the outer reaches of hunger’s emotional and social sway. The fact is, I can’t think of an instinct (other than sex) that influences our evolution more or perhaps a more complex motivation. It’s one of those areas in which you can’t always separate biology from emotion. (The more you learn about the human animal, I think, the more apparent the melding of these two fields/forces becomes.) Enter cravings. Beyond the general experience…
  • Introducing the Primal Blueprint Expert Certification!

    Mark Sisson
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    I’m pleased to announce the long-awaited release of the Primal Blueprint Expert Certification program. The Primal Blueprint “Cert” is a comprehensive online educational program that delves deeper into Primal/paleo/evolutionary health principles than any other available resource or course. The Cert is comprised of 13 modules designed around the 8 Key Concepts and 5 Action Items that encompass the Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformationbook. (Each module is about 4-6x more detailed than its corresponding section in the book!) In addition to the educational course you’ll…
 
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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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    Be Well Buzz

  • Message From Spirit-Bring In The Harmony

    Catherine Bowen
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    How long has it been since you felt harmony in your life? No, I don’t mean musically! I mean the peace in your heart which resides there along with love and compassion. It’s time to focus on creating harmony in your life. This can mean many things. You can work at it in different ways depending on your situation. Do you need to create harmony in your relationships? Is it necessary to mend any relationships which are in disharmony, either at home or at work? Forgiveness is the key here and maybe the willingness to take the first step. Is stubbornness blocking your relationship from being…
  • The Sign Post

    Yvonne Chamberlain
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    I’ll never forget the moment I meet the young man. He introduced himself to me by saying he had a brain tumour and could I please help him? He said the doctor told him surgery couldn’t be done on the cancer as the roots were too entwined into his brain and he would lose brain function. He took off his hat and there it was. The growth was the size of a grapefruit, sitting on top of his head. He said it was taking him longer to do normal tasks and he was finding it difficult to do simple calculations at work. He said he couldn’t seem to remember some things that he should find…
  • 5 Rules One Should Follow while Going on a Long Drive

    Cristiana Victoria
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    Road trips or travel always are loads of fun for everyone involved. At some point in life, a fully licensed driver will have to travel a long distance to some destination. In the course of the travel, you will have to follow some common sense as well as safety rules and regulations of the road. Following rules will keep you from getting in trouble with the authorities or getting involved in a road accident. Various countries take road safety very seriously since life can be lost if rules are not followed. For instance, if you ever get a driver’s license, you will love to visit various…
  • 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…
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • A Special Offer for Aromahead’s Aromatherapy Certification Program

    Andrea Butje
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    I just finished a week of webinars that were all about aromatherapy certification. We had so much fun on the webinars, and I’m glad that so many of you are interested in getting certified! I would love to have you join me in Aromahead’s online Aromatherapy Certification Program. We have students and graduates from all over the world. The aromatherapy profession is a truly beautiful community to be a part of, and I invite you to join us! This is a great time to enroll in the online Aromatherapy Certification Program because I am including three excellent bonuses. (Click here to learn…
  • 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…
 
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    Becker's Spine Review

  • Hip fracture surgery healthcare costs: 8 things to know

    Laura Dyrda
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    An article published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research examined healthcare costs for hip fractures and overall outcomes for quality of life. "Not only is surgery extremely successful in returning hip fracture patients to active, independent living but the procedure also provides a significant societal benefit and value," said John Tongue, MD, co-author of the study. "These are important findings as the nation ages, and as policy makers and payers increasingly focus on the rising healthcare costs."   Here are five key findings from the study:   •  …
  • Spinal fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis: 5 national trends

    Laura Dyrda
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    An article published in the Sept.1 issue of Spine examines fusion technique for degenerative spondylolisthesis. The researchers examined the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery database to identify patients who underwent spinal fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis from 1999 until 2011. The patients underwent uninstrumented fusion, fusion with posterior instrumentation, fusion using an interbody device or decompression without fusion.   There were 5,639 cases included in the study. Here are five observations:   1. The number of cases annually doubled during the 10 years…
  • 12 observations on the global orthobiologics market

    Laura Dyrda
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The Global Orthobiologics market is expected to grow significantly over the next five years, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research. Here are 12 things to know from the report:   1. The orthobiologics market was valued at $3.7 million in 2012 and is estimated to reach $5.5 million by 2019.   2. The market is expected to have a 5.9 percent compound annual growth rate, driven by several factors.   3. Around half of the population of people 50 years or older have bone and joint disorders, and that number is expected to double by 2020, which has a significant…
  • Dr. Samuel Critides Jr. joins Sacred Heart Medical Group

    Laura Dyrda
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Samuel Critides Jr., MD, a retired Navy commander, joined Sacred Heart Medical Group in Pensacola as a neurosurgeon, according to a Pensacola News Journal report. Dr. Critides is a spinal cord injury specialist and has experience treating Marines wounded Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. He also tended to Haitian earthquake victims. He served in the Navy for 20 years and has a special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery.   He earned his medical degree at New Jersey Medical School and completed his residency in neurosurgery at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. His…
  • LDR, Medtronic, Amedica & more — 13 key notes

    Anuja Vaidya
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
      Here are 13 key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies. Amedica named B. Sonny Bal, MD, JD, MBA, chairman of its board of directors.   Cesca Therapeutics presented findings from a case study highlighting the potential clinical benefit and cost savings of its SurgWerks-CLI cell therapy to CMS.   Exactech Director Albert H. Burstein sold 8,852 shares of the company's stock on Monday, Aug. 25.   The first surgery using the FLXfit from Expanding Orthopedics was performed in France.  Gabelli will now cover Globus Medical, a spine-focused medical device company.
 
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • How do you want to be remembered when you’re gone?

    Larry Lewis
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    How do you want to be remembered when you’re gone? was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living The last few Sundays have seen me giving my respects at the graves of some very special people. Last weekend it was my mother who passed away back in February, and then this weekend it was to pay my respects for Rachel’s Grand Mother and Grand Father as well as her Dad.  It was incredibly touching to see Rachel cleaning the head stones determined to leave them shining as though it would bring some comfort to her deceased loved ones. I walked around the two cemeteries paying attention to the…
  • Craziest Marathons To Take Part In

    Larry Lewis
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    Craziest Marathons To Take Part In was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Every year runners around the world participate in different marathons in numerous world cities. Some of these marathons are sponsored by different organizations and companies while others are designed to raise money for charity. On the other hand, some marathons have been created to simply provide runners with a unique experience beyond the norm. One of the craziest marathons found anywhere in the world is France’s Marathon du Medoc. This is a unique blend of elements from Mardi Gras and Halloween as well as…
  • 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…
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    Elements4Health

  • DNA Test Leads to Improved Diagnosis of Rare Diseases Linked to Childhood Blindness

    Dana
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Each year, between 20,000 and 40,000 children worldwide are born with congenital cataracts, a disease that clouds the lens of the eye and often requires surgery and treatment to prevent blindness. The disease can arise following a maternal infection or be inherited as an isolated abnormality. Congenital cataracts can also appear as a symptom of more than 100 rare diseases, making mutations in the 115 genes associated with congenital cataracts useful as diagnostic markers for the illnesses. Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts…
  • Single Pill Regimen for the Treatment of HIV-1 Receives FDA Approval

    Dana
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    HIV infects specific cells of the immune system, called CD4 cells or T-cells. Over time, HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body cannot fight off infections and disease. When this happens, HIV infection leads to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) which is the final stage of HIV infection. There is no cure for HIV, but with early diagnosis and effective treatment most people with HIV will not go on to develop AIDS. An estimated 1.1 million people in the US are living with HIV. However, only 33%  are taking the medication they need. After studying the single pill that…
  • Milestone Reached in Early Phase Clinical Research for Diabetes

    Dana
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Diabetes is rapidly becoming a public health crisis, but Profil Institute for Clinical Research, Inc. has made a significant contribution to our understanding of this disease. An early phase clinical research organization focused on diabetes and obesity, Profil Institute for Clinical Research, Inc. recently announced a milestone in clinical research for diabetes – the completion of more than 200 phase I – IIa clinical trials encompassing every clinically relevant drug class for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. “The significance of this vast amount of research is…
  • Working to End Stigma on Depression

    Dana
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Support groups can be vital resources for people struggling with mental health conditions. Project Helping strives to give people with depression the opportunity to feel more purposeful and empowered in their lives. The nonprofit organization’s founder, Justin Kruger, has battled depression his entire life; the experience of helping others through volunteering proved to be a turning point in his recovery. Now, through Project Helping, he hopes to share that cathartic experience with the world. “People with depression often feel isolated and unable to communicate their…
  • Various European and North American Cannabis Cultivation Strains Tested on Multiple Ailments

    Dana
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Cannabis Science, Inc., a U.S. Company specializing in cannabis formulation-based drug development and related consulting, has provided a report on its current pre-clinical drug development programs underway, beginning with the scientific cannabis cultivation programs in Europe and North America, testing multiple cannabis strains for multiple critical ailments. Mr. Mario S. Lap, Director and President of European Operations, stated, ” The Company’s efforts in Spain compliment Cannabis Science’s plans in Canada and the Company’s current, pre-clinical collaboration with…
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    BitterSweet

  • An Easy Choice

    Hannah Kaminsky
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Catching sight of the plain, perfectly ordinary manila envelope that arrived in the mail, I immediately grabbed the parcel out from under the stack of letters and magazines, and headed straight downtown. This one would take a big matcha latte and plenty of uninterrupted alone time to properly digest. That’s because it’s nearly impossible to believe that I truly had a hand in creating this beautiful new cookbook, Choosing Raw by Gena Hamshaw. Of course I remember playing in the kitchen, creating these bright and cheerful compositions, and enjoying every single dish on deck, but…
  • 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.
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • 6 Wellness Articles To Take Your Health To The Next Level

    Amanda Ingle
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    These 6 wellness articles from around the web will help you take your fitness and nutrition understanding to the next level! The post 6 Wellness Articles To Take Your Health To The Next Level appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • September Workout Calendar: Start Fall Strong

    Amanda Ingle
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    Join us this month as we start fall strong with this pre-filled September workout calendar. The post September Workout Calendar: Start Fall Strong appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 10 Delicious Meals To Ease Into Healthy Eating

    Carly Sippel
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    Eating healthy doesn't have to be hard. Start with these easy and delicious meals and you'll be on the road to a healthier you! The post 10 Delicious Meals To Ease Into Healthy Eating appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Fall in Love with Avocados

    Cassie Johnston
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Learn how to fall in love with the many health benefits of avocados and what they can do for your body, mind, and soul! The post Fall in Love with Avocados appeared first on 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.
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • Acne Treatment 411: Back to School Edition

    Angela
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Back to School Acne Treatment It’s that time of year again where teens and college students are heading back to school or already have started the first few weeks of school. As if students don’t have enough stress when heading back to school, acne is an additional stress for many students. If you are a student or have a student struggling with acne, it’s time to review Dr. Bailey’s “Acne Treatment 411.” Dr. Bailey has written a plethora of blogs discussing many of the nuances of different acne issues and plans to target specific culprits of acne. Below is…
  • 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…
 
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    Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog - Augusta GA

  • Treatment for Myofascial Pain Syndrome in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Myofascial pain syndrome is one of the most common cause of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed aches and pains, especially for recurrent headaches, neck pain and back pain.   What is Myofascial Pain Syndrome? Myofascial (my-oh-fass-shal) Pain Syndrome (MPS) is a painful condition that is characterized by localized pain, muscle tendernes, decreased range of motion, mood and sleep problems. The pain in Myofascial Pain Syndrome most commonly occurs in the head, neck, shoulders, arms, legs and lower back. However, it can occur in any muscle group.   What causes Myofascial Pain Syndrome?
  • 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…
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  • ZIMMER develops a “once-in-a-lifetime” hip replacement that lasts 34 years

    Tiger Buford
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    ZIMMER TOUTS “ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME” HIP REPLACEMENT (Orthopedics This Week) Zimmer Holdings, Inc. says it has the only laboratory tested hip replacement technology that mimics the number of steps a person will take during their lifetime following hip replacement surgery. While not exactly a warranty, Zimmer said on August 22, 2014, that it believes its Vivacit-E Vitamin E […]
  • Integra Lifesciences wants to sell its Spine businesses – SeaSpine & Theken Spine

    Tiger Buford
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    Integra Lifesciences Expresses Interest to Divest Spine Business (HealthPointCapital) Last week, Glenn Coleman the CFO of Integra Lifesciences, expressed to analysts that the company is interested in exploring strategic alternatives for its Spine business. Integra’s management team believes that Integra’s Spine unit would need a significant investment in order to compete in the market with Medtronic, […]
  • New generic startup, Impact Medical, sells a $90 screw

    Tiger Buford
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    OREGON UPSTART OFFERS $90 SCREW (Orthopedics This Week) List of Low Cost Ortho Companies The headless 3 millimeter compression screw placed in a hip or knee costs $385 from one leading manufacturer. An upstart, based in Portland, Oregon, is selling that same screw for $90—a 76% reduction. Elizabeth Hayes, staff reporter for the Portland Business Journal, tells […]
  • 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 […]
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  • The hospital discharge race: is sooner always better?

    Carolyn Thomas
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    "Physicians for too long have essentially viewed their responsibility as ending at the hospital door. There wasn't a whole lot of thought given to what happens once patients leave the four walls of the hospital." This researcher's grim observation helps to explain why over 40% of surgical complications show up only after patients get home from hospital.
  • 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.
 
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  • Boost Your Fertility Potential with These Foods

    Vita Admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    If you and your partner are consciously trying to conceive a child, know that your diet will always be a good starting point in meeting this goal. It is important that you nourish your reproductive system with the vitamins, minerals, and amino acid it needs for optimal hormone function and sperm production. The good news is there is plenty of yummy, healthful treats that you can choose from for your male fertility boost strategy. Try these delicious foods that not only pack a punch in taste and flavors, but also fertility and overall health value: High-quality fats – It’s fairly known…
  • Vitamins That Can Boost Your Male Enhancement

    Vita Admin
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:54 pm
    In the modern world that we are living in, there is a continuous increase in the number of men who have the tendency to have some unhealthy vices like excessive drinking and smoking, both of which can lead to erectile dysfunction in the long run. Both lifestyle and obesity can lead to a reduction in sexual interest or low libido. This is the reason why those men who would like to maintain their energy and stamina as far as sex is concerned try to stay away from vices and unhealthy habits. But in the event that this cannot be avoided, like having a stressful working environment which can have…
  • How Male Enhancement Impacts the Life of Men

    Vita Admin
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:03 am
    Libido or more popularly referred to as sex drive pertains to the desire of a person for a sexual activity. It can be affected emotional, physical as well as social factors. Libido is also playing a crucial role in majority of people who are part of a relationship. Any decrease in sexual drive can cause arguments that can possibly ruin a relationship. Even though it has been revealed in studies that men tend to have stronger sexual drive compared to women, it is very alarming to note that there is a continuous increase in the number of men who are suffering from diminished libido levels. Good…
  • Are There Side Effects to Male Enhancement?

    Vita Admin
    26 May 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Almost all newspapers, magazines and articles that you can find online come up with ads that endorse the newest male enhancement products. From supplements, to drugs, devices and oils, the wide range of male enhancer products have really increased significantly. However, there are some products that are simply as good as the other kind of treatments that you might come across right now. Men have become more skeptical when looking for this kind of products which is very good. This way, men will be able to practice a wise decision making so that they can prevent themselves from the possible…
  • Should You Try Male Enhancement Pills?

    Vita Admin
    21 May 2014 | 8:41 pm
    When you are a man, for sure, you are very much aware that there are particular aspects or things that make up who you really are as a person, and without a doubt, being active in terms of sex happens to be among them. It is only understandable because men are practically overflowing with testosterone that they will surely be aggressive as far as the acts of passion and intimacy are concerned. But, there is definitely a big chance that you are not the perfect and most ideal specimen when it comes to the physical traits. Granted that your looks might be acceptable and your body is normally…
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  • 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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    Salud y Belleza

  • 10 Formas Para Deshacerse De La Celulitis

    salud
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    La celulitis siempre ha sido la pesadilla de una mujer y que todos quieren deshacerse de él, independientemente de nuestra edad o el peso. La celulitis se refiere a los parches de la piel con hoyuelos en los muslos, las caderas, las nalgas y otras zonas con depósitos de alto grado en grasas. Es causada por la desigual acumulación de grasa debajo de la piel que causa un efecto de hoyuelos. Aunque no existe una cura específica para la celulitis, hay maneras que pueden ayudar a minimizar su apariencia. Con la inclusión de los alimentos que hidratan la piel, aumenta el colágeno y evitar el…
 
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    Healing Talks

  • Autism pictures: infant, childhood, teen, adult, senior autism

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
      Autism pictures: infant, childhood, teen, adult, and senior autism (Healingtalks) Stirring autism images can tell more than a thousand words. The autism photos  touch our hearts. Autism is a disturbing and growing reality of our times, manifesting amid a vast government and industry coverup – not to tell us the truth that vaccines causing […]
  • Dr Andrew Wakefield speaks out on immunization and autism link

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:38 am
    Dr Andrew Wakefield speaks out on immunization and autism link By Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete (Healingtalks) It has become crystal clear that we have a criminal government, in collusion with major media and Big Pharma, to coverup the story of the CDC fraud.  Shhhh… Vaccines for infants can be devastatingly harmful. The crime of […]
  • Comparing Messages: Jill Bolte Taylor, My Stroke of Insight

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
      Comparing Messages: Jill Bolte Taylor, My Stroke of Insight by Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete (Healingtalks) Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard neuroanatomist who came into the public spotlight in 2008 by giving an account of her recovery from a severe stroke. The video of Jill Taylor explaining the experience of surviving a […]
  • CDC fraud: link between vaccines and autism covered up

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:04 am
     CDC fraud: link between vaccines and autism covered up by Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete (Healingtalks) Is there a link between the MMR vaccine and autism?  According to whistle blower  and senior CDC scientist, William Thompson, there has been a CDC vaccine coverup and he has let the public know through  a statement on the […]
  • Nathan Batalion, vegan triathlete triumphs – exciting year at 65

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    Vegan triathlete triumphs: exciting year at 65 by Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete (Healingtalks) This has been an exciting year for me, the first in which I have tried my hand at triathlons as a vegan triathlete.  I just completed my third competition in a series, all in New York State, namely at Cooperstown, Delta […]
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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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  • 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

  • Some doctors oversell artery-opening angioplasty

    Daniel Pendick
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    A heart attack in progress is a medical emergency. Blood flow must be restored to a blocked coronary artery, or one so narrowed by fatty deposits that it triggers intense chest pain and other symptoms at rest. Every minute the heart is starved of oxygen means more damage. “It’s time for quick action, because that could help save more heart muscle,” says Dr. Deepak Bhatt, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. The leading way to nip a heart attack in the bud is artery-opening angioplasty. But not all angioplasties are 911s.
  • 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…
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  • 5 lessons learned

    Mike Cadogan
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:28 am
    This week marks LITFL’s 5th blogiversary and the end of another roller-coaster year. Over the last 5 years we have published >5000 posts/pages, had >20,000,000 page views and currently open our doors to 50,000 visitors a day. We have seen FOAM go mainstream by becoming an integral part of textbooks/journals and stimulate a significant increase in access to asynchronous medical content globally, for free. But this has come at a cost Here are 5 thoughts about the last 5 years. 5 mistakes I have made and lessons I have learned. Unfortunately I learned these lessons too late. I hope…
  • Mini-Sims for Critical Care

    Chris Nickson
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Book Review: Mini-Sims for Critical Care, by Charle Corke, Nick Simpson and Amutha Samuel (RRP AU$50 from www.eruditemedicalbooks.com) Overview The cover says it all really, Mini-Sims for Critical Care is a hardy spiral-bound book with A4-sized pages that contains “80 user-friendly, easy-to assemble scenarios for medical simulation”. Why does this matter? Well, recent years have seen a push towards an increasing role for simulation in medical education. There are many drivers for this, the most obvious being a moral imperative to avoid putting real patients at risk while trainees learn.
  • Know your Weapons!

    Chris Nickson
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:58 pm
    At SMACC we are running what we think is a pretty awesome competition… A competition that will hand over a free ticket to SMACC Chicago (June 23-26 2014) to an intrepid film-making meducator EVERY MONTH! Introducing the ‘Equipment Videos Online (EVO)’ competition: Your objective: Create a 5 minute video demonstrating your favorite tool Your reward: 1 FREE SMACC 2015 registration per team! Here is how to enter: Pick your dream team:  A professional videographer, lighting crew, producer, someone that looks like Vanna White, and a personalized hair and makeup trailer.
  • Developing EM, Brazil 2014

    Bishan Rajapakse
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:38 pm
    aka Postcards from the Edge 010 This candid interview with Lee Fineberg and Mark Newcombe, conference organisers for DevelopingEM Brazil 2014, looks at what the upcoming conference has in store. Developing EM is a conference with a reputation for ethics, innovation and action in the arena of emergency medicine in the developing world. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn62NH_jz3s The video interview touched on the highlights of last year’s conference in Cuba and discusses the sustainable aspects that came out of the educational congregation. These themes are part of the core philosophy of this…
  • Kids and Cutting to Air

    Chris Nickson
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:17 pm
    This is a guest post written by Dr Mike Cameron FACEM, a Queensland-based emergency physician. It was the mid-1980s and I was almost at the end of my third year as a doctor. I was working in England, about an hour’s motorcycle ride North of London, in a district hospital of a few hundred beds. I remember it was cold. That night I was the Anaesthetic Senior House Officer (SHO) on call. I had done a few cases in Theatre but I had got out before midnight and things were looking pretty good sleep-wise. Labour Ward had a couple in early labour but no epidurals required. I was on a 1:2 roster,…
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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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    Counselling Connection

  • 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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    Health + Medicine – Articles – The Conversation

  • Health Check: how to get pregnant

    Karin Hammarberg, Senior Research Fellow, Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health &amp; Preventive Medicine at Monash University
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Timing matters.Stacey Newman/ShutterstockFor couples trying to conceive, the chance of this happening within a year depends on their age. The monthly chance of pregnancy for couples where the woman is 35 years or younger is about 20% and 80-90% become pregnant within 12 months. By age 40, the monthly chance has dropped to 5% and half of couples conceive within 12 months. The age of the father-to-be matters too. Women with partners aged 45 or older are almost five times as likely to take more than a year to conceive compared to those with partners in their 20s. While there is little we can do…
  • Australian health care: where do we stand internationally?

    Stephen Duckett, Director, Health Program at Grattan Institute
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Our life expectancy improvements essentially mirrored other comparable countries. Kristo-Gothard Hunor/ShutterstockThere is an old joke about one fish asking another about the state of the water and the other answering “what’s water?” When you’re immersed in something and that is your daily experience, you are not able to step outside it – all you see is what you know. But with all the talk about Australia’s health system being unsustainable, it’s useful to step back and look at the Australian health system in an international context. So, how do we perform against our peers?
  • Infographic: comparing international health systems

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Australia’s health system isn’t perfect but it performs well internationally. This infographic shows how Australia’s health expenditure, access to care and health outcomes compare with seven other OECD countries.
  • Creating a better health system: lessons from the United States

    Lesley Russell, Senior Research Fellow, Australian Primary Health care Research Institute, Australian National University &amp; Research Associate, Menzies Centre for Health Policy at University of Sydney
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The US is the international outlier on returns on investments in health care.Andy Dean Photography/ShutterstockAustralia has a relatively strong health system by international standards, but it needs a makeover. To generate fresh ideas, The Conversation is profiling five international health systems that have important lessons – good and bad – to pull Australia out of its health reform black hole. For decades Australians have seen health care in the United States as the archetypal example of how not to do it. So it’s ironic we now find ourselves looking with admiration at major,…
  • A vision for preventing blindness in Indigenous communities

    Hugh Taylor, Melbourne Laureate Professor, Harold Mitchell Chair of Indigenous Eye Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at University of Melbourne
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Vision loss causes 11% of the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.Rusty Stewart/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDThe tragedy of vision loss and blindness in Indigenous communities is striking: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults have six times more blindness than non-Indigenous adults and nearly three times as much vision loss. What’s worse, 94% of this vision loss is unnecessary; it can be corrected or prevented. Much of it could be corrected over night. You give someone a pair of glasses and they see right away; if you have cataract surgery, you can see the next day.
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    Medchrome

  • Microbiology of Rabies Virus

    Sulav Shrestha
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Properties: Belongs to genera “lyssavirus” of family “rhabdoviridae” Bullet shaped Nucleocapsid shows helical symmetry ssRNA (single stranded RNA) virus Outer lipoprotein envelope contains protruding hemagglutinating peplomer spikes   Street and Fixed virus Comparison: Basis of... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • 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
 
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    MindBodySpiritual

  • The Secret to a Happy and Healthy Life

    mindtap
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    A positive thinking and a healthy body are actually intertwined. This is because the body and mind are connected. Descartes mention that body and mind are separate. However, the thought of Descartes proved wrong! The last 50 years since scientists discovered that the body and mind are connected. In fact, both are so intimate and inseparable. The relationship between the body and the mind gives birth to a new branch of the exact sciences, i.e., Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI). This study explores the relationship between mind, brain, and the body’s immune system. Stress is the source of the…
  • What to Eat and Not to Eat When You’re Pregnant

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

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

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

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

  • You Can Conquer Your Back Discomfort With These Tips

    HealthyGirl
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    TIP! Ignoring your back pain doesn’t help and may make it worse. Some people completely ignore their bodies. Back pain is common in our society, so if you’re one of the millions of back discomfort sufferers, you may wonder where you can find relief. This article includes some of tips that you can try. If you consistently bend over when you vacuum, it will be causing you back pain. TIP! Do not slouch for any amount of time for any reason, like when you vacuum. Leaning over a vacuum cleaner, or hunching over a sink full of dishes, can exacerbate back pain. Lifting things that are…
  • Advice For Skin Care That Will Help Keep You Looking Great

    HealthyGirl
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:50 pm
    TIP! You don’t want to try to shave your skin when it’s dry. If you can, always use some sort of lathering product like shaving cream. Good skin maintenance does a lot more than just make you look better. Taking proper care of your skin is good for your overall health. You certainly don’t need to buy systems that are too complex or things that cost too much money to have great looking skin. This piece is full of great tips for enhancing your skin to look better. TIP! If you have blemishes, try to rub in a little apple cider vinegar. This gives your skin more moisture to…
  • 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…
 
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Message From Spirit-Bring In The Harmony

    Catherine Bowen
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    How long has it been since you felt harmony in your life? No, I don’t mean musically! I mean the peace in your heart which resides there along with love and compassion. It’s time to focus on creating harmony in your life. This can mean many things. You can work at it in different ways depending on your situation. Do you need to create harmony in your relationships? Is it necessary to mend any relationships which are in disharmony, either at home or at work? Forgiveness is the key here and maybe the willingness to take the first step. Is stubbornness blocking your relationship from being…
  • The Sign Post

    Yvonne Chamberlain
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    I’ll never forget the moment I meet the young man. He introduced himself to me by saying he had a brain tumour and could I please help him? He said the doctor told him surgery couldn’t be done on the cancer as the roots were too entwined into his brain and he would lose brain function. He took off his hat and there it was. The growth was the size of a grapefruit, sitting on top of his head. He said it was taking him longer to do normal tasks and he was finding it difficult to do simple calculations at work. He said he couldn’t seem to remember some things that he should find…
  • 5 Rules One Should Follow while Going on a Long Drive

    Cristiana Victoria
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    Road trips or travel always are loads of fun for everyone involved. At some point in life, a fully licensed driver will have to travel a long distance to some destination. In the course of the travel, you will have to follow some common sense as well as safety rules and regulations of the road. Following rules will keep you from getting in trouble with the authorities or getting involved in a road accident. Various countries take road safety very seriously since life can be lost if rules are not followed. For instance, if you ever get a driver’s license, you will love to visit various…
  • 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…
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    Dr Mommy Online |Healthy Living Tips for Busy Women

  • A Few Autumn Exercise Ideas to Keep You Moving

    Laura Seeber
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Believe it or not, summer is just about over.  Between getting the kids back into school mode, and getting the house weatherized, it can be difficult to find the time to keep up with an exercise routine.  Well, here are a few simple things that you can do to help keep that healthy body, mind and spirit in great shape. Idea # 1:  Get Outside! Autumn, followed close by winter is my favorite season to be outdoors.  There are so many smells, sights, colors, and things to experience.  The temperatures are also pretty fantastic– the heat of the summer has started to wane, but the icy…
  • Three Tips That May Help Prevent Learning Problems

    Christiane Marshall
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The little blonde head you just kissed is growing beneath your lips! Every day we have opportunities to affect and direct the process of growth under there!! Here are Three Tips to Better Learning 1. Help your child make connections! Your little one is making connections all day. Some of them are funny. They make mistakes and we laugh and enjoy these mistakes. But those mistakes are crucial to learning and making connections. For example, Jean Piaget described the idea of conservation about a common cute mistake that small children make. If you have two glasses that are shaped differently…
  • Start Your Morning Right with this Easy Breakfast

    Ginny Edwards
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    After living a high raw food lifestyle now for many years, I’ve created certain habits that make my raw life simple, delicious, and downright juicy!  One of those habits is to order in bulk from my raw food company of choice.  I get raw cashews, almonds, walnuts, pecans, and Brazil nuts.  I also get dried fruit with no sulfites, superfoods, and many other raw ingredients that support my healthy lifestyle and save money. One of my favorite things to make is a muesli that can double as trail mix.  I make a big jar of the recipe I’m about to share with you, and use it for breakfast…
  • 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…
 
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    The Waiting Room Online

  • T.G.I.F

    Edel
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
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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
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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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    Laser Clinic Bournemouth

  • 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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    Walkingspree

  • 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

  • 3 Ways to Burn More Fat With Yoga

    News &#38; Views
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Photo: Getty Images A few simple tweaks to your practice can help you torch bonus calories the next time you step on the mat. Follow these easy tips from top instructor Colleen Saidman Yee, creator of the Gaiam DVD Calorie Killer Yoga. Sign up for a supercharged class Look for one that focuses on performing either fast repetitions of sequences such as Sun Salutations, which increases cardiovascular benefits, or slow strengthening exercises, which builds muscle and speeds up your metabolism. RELATED: How to Do a Perfect Sun Salutation Push your poses a little harder You can amplify the…
  • Outdoor Enthusiasts Need a Lightning Plan

    Health Editor
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    SUNDAY, Aug. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Those partaking in outdoor sports and activities need to be aware of the threat posed by lightning and take appropriate safety measures, experts say. Over the last decade, lightning killed an average of 42 people a year in the United States and caused about 10 times as many injuries. So far this year, there have been 19 reported lightning deaths, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In light of the incidents, many of which involved outdoor enthusiasts, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has…
  • Drug Gives ‘New Hope’ Against Heart Failure, Expert Says

    Health Editor
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Aug. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a head-to-head comparison, an experimental drug was more effective than standard treatment at preventing deaths and hospitalizations in heart failure patients. According to the study authors, the trial was stopped early because of the marked benefit of the new drug, dubbed LCZ696. In the trial, 26.5 percent of those getting the standard medication, enalapril (Vasotec), either died or were hospitalized due to heart failure, compared with 21.8 percent of those on the new drug. Enalapril belongs to a class…
  • Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts’ Immune Systems

    Health Editor
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Astronauts may be at heightened risk of illness because space travel appears to disrupt human immune systems, a new study suggests. That could be a real problem on any long missions to asteroids, the moon and Mars undertaken in the future, because getting a cold or flu while in space can be dangerous, NASA researchers say. They found that the distribution of immune cells in the blood of International Space Station crew members remains relatively unchanged during their time in space. However, some immune cell activity is much lower than normal,…
  • Take Steps to Control Bunions

    Health Editor
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — If you have bunions, taking care of them now can help you avoid more serious treatment later, an expert says. A bunion is a bump that forms on the joint of the big toe when bone or tissue moves out of place and extends beyond the normal anatomy of the toe. Left untreated, bunions can cause debilitating pain and may require surgery to correct, said Brent Rosenthal, a podiatrist and podiatric surgeon at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, N.J. To prevent bunions, avoid wearing shoes with pointed triangular tips and don’t wear high heels…
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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

  • Episode 158: How does your activity level affect your outcome from injury and surgery?

    drdavidgeier
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How does your activity level affect your outcome from injury and surgery? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, Green Bay Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji, Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker, and the lawsuit against FIFA regarding concussions in soccer. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.
  • Social media Saturday: Talks into content

    drdavidgeier
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’re a doctor, you probably give several talks each year. These might be for national or regional medical conferences. They might be ones you give at your hospital. They might even be local talks you deliver to people in your community. If your ideas are worth sharing in these types of presentations, I bet they are worth sharing online.
  • Healthy athlete tip: Recover like an elite athlete

    drdavidgeier
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    To recover from hard workouts or injuries at a faster rate, follow the example of elite athletes.These suggestions are often used by elite athletes to return to play as quickly as possible.
  • ACL reconstructions in college football players

    drdavidgeier
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Are college football players likely to return to play after ACL surgery? Does it matter if they are starters or on scholarship? A new study shines light on these season-ending injuries.
  • 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…
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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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    Underground Health Reporter

  • Safflower Oil for the Inside and Out

    Danica Collins
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Did You Know…that a daily dose of safflower oil may protect against heart disease, help regulate blood sugar levels, and keep your skin youthful no matter your age? Extracted... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Tai Chi: The Anti-Aging Exercise

    Danica Collins
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:32 pm
    The traditional martial art and sport of tai chi has been praised for its many health benefits. Studies have shown that this low-impact exercise helps manage symptoms and improve... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Can Potato Chips Cause Cancer?

    Danica Collins
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:12 pm
    This is a FACT. Those crispy chips you love to crave are loaded with a known carcinogen—acrylamide. Heating foods at temperatures above 250° F produces toxic chemicals proven to... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 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.
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    Dimmi Shoes

  • Dimmi’s Founder gets Dumped

    Kristina
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Dimmi’s founder Billy Carrington was nomitated for the #IceBucketChallange by Jamie Grasman from www.jbandme.com! Proud to support the funding and support of ALS research and development, dedicated in loving memory to his brother Dick Carrington #YoureNext The post Dimmi’s Founder gets Dumped appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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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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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • 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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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 300: So happy together

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Recording together for the first time, the TWiV team celebrates their 300th recording at the American Society for Microbiology headquarters in Washington, DC, where Vincent  speaks with Dickson, Alan, Rich, and Kathy about their careers in science. Links for this episode So Happy Together (The Turtles) Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium Support Kenema VHFC program Letters read on TWiV 298 Video of this episode - view at YouTube Weekly Science Picks…
  • 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
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    Health On A Budget

  • 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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    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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    Good Living Warehouse» Articles

  • 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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  • 251 Amazing Health Benefits of the Herb Rhodiola rosea

    Swarnam John
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:06 pm
    What if you stumble upon a miracle herb when you trek along the cold, snow covered mountain peaks? Exciting is it not? Well, Indian scientists have found a wonder herb in the high peaks of the Himalayas.This wonder herb is nothing other than Rhodiola rosea, otherwise called as golden root or rose root. Basically, it grows in the cold regions of the world.If you ponder the past the Greeks, Vikings, Chinese and Mongols revered it. It forms an important part in Hindu mythology. History aside, this herb works wonders for your health.Health Benefits1. This herb is an adaptogen. It increases the…
  • 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…
 
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    betterhealthwashington.com

  • Giving Back: A Natural Fit

    Lauren Cosgrove
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Most people would agree that much is expected of those who have been given much. Luckily, businesses all over the world are catching onto the idea! Charitable giving, community involvement and sustainability are all pieces of a larger picture: how business can impact the world for good. Massage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation are […]
  • 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 […]
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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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  • 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)

  • Nose Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Nose Surgery Dallas is a procedure to improve the cosmetic or functional aspects of the nose. Nose Surgery Dallas, also called Rhinoplasty, can improve the aesthetic appearance of nose in patients who feel their nose is disproportionate to the rest of their facial features, has indentations, bumps, is crooked, or has asymmetrical nostrils. Functional nose surgery can improve obstructions in the airway such as a deviated septum. Nose reconstruction may be done to repair tissue loss from cancer. Dr. Lam is uniquely qualified in nose surgery, having written two textbooks and numerous scientific…
  • 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…
 
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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

  • 8 Causes of Hypothyroidism You May Not Know

    Beverly Meyer
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    What if your thyroid gland is not the problem?  Are there other causes of hypothyroidism? Is hypothyroidism the problem or the symptom? If you’re always tired or complain of chronic fatigue, your doctor may suggest lifelong thyroid medication. Thyroid levels are easy to test, and “the solution” is easy to prescribe.  Doctors don’t have time to puzzle out clues as to the source of the low thyroid.  They want to help you quickly, and give you some relief. Thyroid medication will do that for a while… However,  clients on thyroid meds frequently…
  • Earthing For Health: Book Review and Interview with Martin Zucker

    Beverly Meyer
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    Earthing for health! Kick off your shoes and restock your most depleted nutrient, anti-inflammatory electrons from the earth! Research on elite athletes, diabetics, heart patients and arthritis patients confirms negatively charged electrons improve circulation, thin sticky blood and renew the rhythms of cortisol and other hormones.  I had a fascinating conversation with Martin Zucker, author of the first and second editions of the book “Earthing” on how this works. Here’s notes on our talk and a podcast link (below) to listen in for much more. All Earth…
  • 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…
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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

  • Au gratin all the things: 13 potato-less recipes

    Vivian Lee
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Au gratin all the things: 13 potato-less recipes August 29, 2014A couple of days ago, we shared all the different ways you could (and should) prepare parsnips. One of our favorites was parsnips au gratin and that got us thinking about all the other vegetables...Add comment
  • Look out for these signs of low blood sugar

    Vivian Lee
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    Look out for these signs of low blood sugarAugust 28, 2014We typically hear about the health problems — most notably diabetes — that ensue when blood sugar is too high and our bodies can’t cope anymore. But just as it can get too high, sugar can also drop...Add comment
  • Bug off: Reviews and rating effectiveness & smell of 10 insect repellents

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Bug off: Reviews and rating effectiveness & smell of 10 insect repellentsAugust 27, 2014No, it’s not how we’d like to smell either (although some claim to be odorless or even smell good), but if you’re going to be in buggy areas anytime soon, it couldn’t hurt to spray yourself down. And...Add comment
  • Be smarter with your calories: Eat the most filling foods for weight loss

    Jennifer Mosscrop
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Be smarter with your calories: Eat the most filling foods for weight lossAugust 27, 2014The golden rule of weight loss is to burn more calories than you eat. Simple and easy, right? Ha! We’d all look like Adriana Lima if that were the case.Add comment
  • Bizarre BBQ: Unusual foods to throw on the grill

    Melissa Valliant
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Bizarre BBQ: Unusual foods to throw on the grillAugust 27, 2014Labor Day weekend marks the end of the grilling season, with Americans typically gathering for the three-day weekend to cook and eat while enjoying the warm weather. Do things right by adding a new...Add comment
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    You, Your Body and Your Health

  • 10 Superfoods That Make Healthy Snacks for Kids

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Healthy foods give kids the energy they need on a daily basis while also supplying the vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients that help their bodies and minds to develop and mature. Since... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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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…
 
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  • Joke of the day – Charles Dickens

    newbloggycat
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    Charles Dickens walks into a bar and orders a martini. The bartender asks, “Olive or Twist?” Tagged: bar jokes, bartender, charles dickens, clean jokes, funny jokes, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, martini, olive, oliver twist, short jokes, twist, very funny jokes
  • Quote of the day – Jenna Dee

    newbloggycat
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:57 pm
    “Unclench your fists, open your eyes and exhale. Jump and enjoy the ride.” – Jenna Dee Tagged: adventure, carpe diem, challenges, change, courage, dreams, enjoy, enjoy life, exhale, experience, inspirational, jump, learning, life, life and living, life-lessons, live-in-the-moment, open-your-eyes, passion, present, quotes, ride, risk-taking, seize-the-day, seize-the-moment, simplicity, time, truth, wisdom
  • Joke of the day – New restaurant

    newbloggycat
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:02 am
    Have you heard about the new restaurant called Karma? There’s no menu – you get what you deserve. Tagged: clean jokes, food, funny jokes, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, karma, menu, new-restaurant, restaurant, restaurant jokes, short jokes, very funny jokes, waiter
  • Quote of the day – John F. Kennedy

    newbloggycat
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:47 pm
    “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – John F. Kennedy Tagged: be yourself, choices, conformity, courage, difference, diversity, enemy, famous quotes, freedom, growth, individuality, inspirational, jailer, law, life, life and living, quotes, rule, rules, society, truth, values
  • Happiness is …

    newbloggycat
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    …wings of ‘Frozen’ love! Thanks to an angel for these beautiful wings ♡ Tagged: children, Frozen, gift, happiness, happiness is, happy, happy thoughts, kids, love, parenting, Princess Elsa, Princess Elsa frozen, wings
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    Help Your Back

  • Our Review Of Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Massager

    Igor
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    If you are constantly struggling with painful muscle knots, especially in the back where you can`t reach them that easily, this could be the most important article you read whole week… maybe even a month! Why? Because today we will be talking about one of the best (if not THE best) trigger point massager on the market – body back buddy, or the “Cadillac of massage tools.” Now, in order to fully understand and appreciate this awesome little tool, we need to talk a bit about the concept of trigger point therapy. Trigger Points And The “Science” Of Trigger…
  • You Can`t Get Rid Of Bruises Fast – Find Out Why Here!

    Igor
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:26 am
    Even though bruising is not something you should be worried about as it is, in most cases, only skin deep; sometimes it can be a bit annoying, especially if bruise is in conspicuous place. This is precisely the reason people want to get rid of them as soon as possible. So, naturally, countless guides, advice articles, tips and creams appeared promising just that – getting rid of bruising fast (sometimes even overnight). Unfortunately, there is no specific, medically confirmed way to speed up the bruise healing process. And in the following text, we will explain why. Bruising –…
  • 14 Possible Causes Of The Pain Around Your Belly Button

    Igor
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    Pain near or around your belly button is not something to be taken lightly, pain of any kind for that matter. Of course, in most cases the pain is benign in nature, but there are cases when it can turn into something a bit more serious. So if you find yourself experiencing pain in this region, you should seek out medical help just for the peace of mind; especially if your pain intensifies after common daily activities such as bending, leaning, stretching, running, playing sports or even sneezing. In the following paragraphs we will be discussing the nature of this type of pain, its most…
  • Hip Impingement Might Be Causing Hip Pain When You Sit

    Igor
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    One of the main reasons we are bringing up hip impingement today is its sneaky nature. Since it is not painful in its early stages, many people live with it for years, thinking everything is fine and that they are 100% healthy. Until the day they feel sharp pain in their hip after being seated for a long period of time or getting out of their car. The condition can also lead to osteoarthritis, and if you do experience this type of pain you should speak to a medical professional as soon as possible. The Anatomy Of The Hip The hip is where the thigh bone (femur) meets your pelvis. Believe it or…
  • Floating Rib Syndrome Is Probably Causing Your Rib Pain

    Igor
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    I`m not a huge fan of the term “floating rib,” it implies that the rib is just floating around in the abdomen and not doing much. In reality, these set of ribs are held in place by numerous attachments, even though they are not directly attached to the sternum. There aren`t a lot of “disorders” commonly affecting these ribs, but there is one which can cause pain in the floating rib area and its called Floating Rib or a Slipped Rib Syndrome. Another common cause of pain in this area is injury. But first… What Is A Floating Rib And What Does It Do? Sure, we`ve…
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    bodykind - natural health and beauty blog

  • Magnesium supplementation boosts physical performance in older women

    Mike McCabe
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    A new study published last month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates that magnesium supplementation can improve physical performance in older women (1). “Compared with the placebo group, the magnesium group made significant improvements in all measures of physical performance” A focus on healthy ageing is paramount because the UK population is getting older. Currently one-in-six of the UK population is aged 65 and over. By 2050, this number will reach one-in-four. Life expectance is steadily increasing. Unfortunately ‘healthy life expectancy’, or…
  • Vitamin C for a Healthy Heart

    carmenliu
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    A new study published in the journal Atherosclerosis earlier this month indicates that Vitamin C supplementation benefits heart health, and that its positive effects are most helpful for those with type 2 diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol (1). The study, a meta-analysis carried out at Newcastle University, analysed data from 44 clinical trials, and concluded that Vitamin C has positive benefits on endothelial function. The endothelium is the inner lining of blood vessels which, in a healthy body, works to assist the immune system and regulate blood clotting. It also expands and…
  • Probiotics, our friends inside

    carmenliu
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    The human intestinal tract is home to trillions of “friendly” bacteria that are crucial in maintaining good health. These bacteria are instrumental in protecting against tummy problems, supporting digestion and absorption of nutrients. The balance of this gut micro flora is also intrinsically linked with immunity, ensuring a positive balance of beneficial gut bacteria will give your immune system a fighting chance of beating off the majority of opportunistic pathogens. Antacids, antibiotics and low fibre refined diets all disrupt this delicate balance. This is possibly why an estimated 1…
  • Probiotic Lactobacilus rhamnosus aids weight loss in overweight women

    carmenliu
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    A study published recently in the British Journal of Nutrition has found that supplementation with the probiotic L. rhamnosus encourages weight loss in overweight women. A probiotic supplement may encourage weight loss and healthy metabolic changes when used alongside a healthy, balanced diet. A group of 125 overweight men and women were placed on a calorie restricted diet for 12 weeks, followed by a further 12-weeks of a ‘weight maintenance’ diet. While half of the participants were given a placebo supplement, the other half were given two capsules of L rhamnosus probiotic…