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  • Well: Low Vitamin D Tied to Asthma Attacks

    NYT > Health
    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Raising vitamin D levels may help control flare-ups in people with asthma.
  • 5 Ways to Stop Yourself from Eating When You’re not Hungry

    World of Psychology
    Suzanne Gelb, PhD
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    The fridge door is open and you’re peering inside, feeling bored, lonely or sad. But you’re not actually hungry. You know that eating what’s in front of you isn’t the answer. You know you’re just going to feel awful, if you do. But what are some things you can think, say or do to stop eating when you’re not hungry? Find your real hunger. If you’re not physically hungry, but you’re still feeling drawn to that leftover cheesecake on the top shelf of your fridge, it may mean that you’re hungry for something else. You might be hungry for a hug, reassurance, or love. You…
  • Medical history: Compiling your medical family tree

    All Mayo Clinic health information topics
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
  • Flu tracker

    All Mayo Clinic health information topics
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
  • A Smile Increases Your Face Value

    Starling Fitness
    Laura Moncur
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Oh, Animal Crossing… I get the BEST advice from you: It reads: A smile increases your face value. Isn’t it true?! When I’m walking around with a big, goofy smile on my face, every person I pass smiles back at me, which makes me even happier and makes my goofy smile even BIGGER! Image via: Animal Crossing New Leaf
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  • Johnson & Johnson Share The Love :30

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Johnson & Johnson Share The Love :30 Love is the most powerful thing on the planet. It's why we do anything to care for those dear to us. Our aspiration as a company is to care for the world, one person at a time. Our YouTube... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 9 0 ratings Time: 00:32 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson For All You Love :60

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Johnson & Johnson For All You Love :60 Love is the reason you care. For all the things in your life that make life worth living. Our aspiration as a company is to care for the world, one person at a time. Our YouTube channel provides... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 11 0 ratings Time: 01:02 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson For All You Love :30

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Johnson & Johnson For All You Love :30 Love is the most powerful thing on the planet. It's why we do anything to care for those dear to us. Our aspiration as a company is to care for the world, one person at a time. Our YouTube... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 5 0 ratings Time: 00:32 More in Education
  • Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Comes to the UK

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Comes to the UK Staying on schedule with your medications can get complicated. Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager is more than just a self‐directed pill reminder tool – it ca... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 69 3 ratings Time: 01:47 More in Education
  • Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager UK: Setup in 5 Easy Steps

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager UK: Setup in 5 Easy Steps Learn how to set up medication reminders in 5 easy steps with the free app and website, Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager. Staying on schedule with your medi... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 62 1 ratings Time: 01:21 More in Education
 
 
 
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  • Can we predict the future of medicine?

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    Although designer babies and a disease-free world may or may not come to pass, you can get a glimpse of the most promising and upcoming medical innovations of 2015, via the Cleveland Clinic.
  • Maine judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    A Maine judge on Friday ruled in favor of a nurse who defied a quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities, saying local health officials failed to prove the need for a stricter order enforcing an Ebola quarantine.
  • Game company to help 'Operation' creator with operation costs

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    John Spinello created the game of "Operation" nearly 50 years ago. Since then, millions have attempted to remove small plastic body parts from Cavity Sam without lighting up his red nose and hearing that sweat-inducing BUZZ.
  • A welcome -- or not -- for health workers from Africa's Ebola zone

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Maine's plan to impose a mandatory quarantine on nurse Kaci Hickox highlights an individual liberty versus public safety controversy about health workers returning from Africa's Ebola zone.
  • Scientists link 60 genes to autism risk

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    Researchers have found dozens of new genes that may play a role in autism, according to two studies published in the journal Nature.
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    New Republic

  • College Sports Aren't Like Slavery. They're Like Jim Crow.

    Brando Simeo Starkey
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Usually the inventor knows his creation best. Walter Byers, who became the first executive director of the NCAA in 1951, turned a toothless organization into one that controls college sports. He grew disenchanted with his creation, however, writing in his 1995 memoir that the NCAA is “firmly commi
  • One Kid's Passport Could Determine the Future of Presidential Power

    Yishai Schwartz
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    For seven months in 2011, the United States carried much of the weight in NATO’s extensive Libya campaign. Now, an American-led coalition is pummeling targets in Iraq and Syria. Neither of these extensive military actions was ever voted on by Congress. And just in the last few weeks,
  • What You Won't Learn About Thomas Cromwell by Reading Hilary Mantel

    Suzannah Lipscomb
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:43 pm
    It cannot have gone unnoticed by any careful observer that the history of five centuries ago has become part of the cultural zeitgeist. Hilary Mantel’s two Man Booker Prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, have been produced as sell-out stage plays and are be
  • Margaret Atwood: “Ooooh! Are We Going to Talk About Dying?”

    Erica Wagner
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    An autumn morning in Ilkley, North Yorkshire. Summer has finally slunk away, and not long after breakfast I find myself tramping, in the chill grey air, down the hill to the train station with Margaret Atwood. She is dressed in sensible travelling black, but for a colorful scarf and pink-and-purple
  • I Asked My Brother to Donate Sperm to My Wife. That Was the Easy Part.

    Stephanie Fairyington
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Eight months ago, my wife Sabrina and I visited Chicago to meet her sister Sophia’s beautiful newborn, Delfina. Huddled around “baby Del” in the maternity ward of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, my mother-in-law squawked in her distinct Bronx accent: "She looks just like Marty!""Why do you thi
 
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  • Are My Muscular Dystrophy Drugs Working?

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    People with muscular dystrophy could one day assess the effectiveness of their medication with the help of a smartphone-linked device, a new study in mice suggests. The study used a new method to process ultrasound imaging information that could lead to hand-held instruments that provide fast, convenient medical information.
  • Lally School of Management Set to Host Startup Business Model Day Program

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    For many aspiring entrepreneurs, transforming an idea into an actual product is a difficult hurdle to surmount. To help area college students move their business ideas from printed page to the global marketplace, the Lally School of Management, the business school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will host a Startup Business Model Day event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Heffner Alumni House on the Rensselaer campus.
  • Wayne State's Michigan Area Health Education Center Receives $1.1 Million Grant From U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to Enhance Statewide Network of Regional Centers

    Wayne State University Division of Research
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Michigan Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a Wayne State University program that seeks to increase access to quality primary care providers in underserved communities, today announced that it has been awarded a one-year, $1.16 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Michigan AHEC will use the funds to continue developing its infrastructure -- which includes maintaining its four existing regional centers and launching a fifth -- and to promote and provide health care career preparation initiatives, clinical experiences and continuing education…
  • New Board Members Elected to American Thyroid Association

    American Thyroid Association
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Robert C. Smallridge, M.D., will become the new ATA president, as Hossein Gharib, M.D., completes his term as president. Antonio Bianco, M.D., Ph.D., will become the new president-elect, and Victor J. Bernet, M.D. accepts the position of secretary/COO-elect. Joining the Board are three new directors: Julie Ann Sosa, M.D., Christine Spitzweg, M.D., and M. Regina Castro, M.D.
  • Case Western Reserve, Cuyahoga County, YMCA of Greater Cleveland Collaborate for $13 Million in Public Health Grants

    Case Western Reserve University
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN) at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is a key player in nearly $13.32 million in federal grants awarded to improve community health in Northeast Ohio. CDC renewed the PRCHN's grant for $4.35 million over five years.
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  • Military Sex Survey Gets Too Sex ual

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sex ual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.
  • Same- Sex Marriage Now Recognized In Six Additional States

    25 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The United States federal government will now recognize same- sex married couples in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming, Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Saturday.
  • The Transhumanist Future Of Sex

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    The Internet is rife with chatter about the transhumanist age we are entering, where radical science and technology are already changing the way we live. The new tech coming in just a few years will touch nearly every aspect of our lives, including one of the most personal ones: sex .
  • No Blame, No Forgiveness: On Sex Work

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    The first time a man offered me money for sex it was just after dawn. We were a part of the 7 am public library crowd, shivering and waiting for the doors to open. He was eating yogurt.
  • Sex ? It All Started 385 Million Years Ago

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    It may not have been love as we know it, but around 385 million years ago, our very distant ancestors — armored fish called placoderms — developed the art of intercourse.
 
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  • Judge rejects isolation for U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:21 pm
    By Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - A Maine judge ruled on Friday that a U.S. nurse who treated victims of Ebola in West Africa does not need to be confined to her home, declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational." Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day isolation regime became a key battle in the dispute between some U.S. states and the federal government. ...
  • Herbalife to pay $15 million to settle class action lawsuit

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:53 pm
    By Devika Krishna Kumar (Reuters) - Herbalife Ltd would pay $15 million to settle an 18-month battle over a class action lawsuit brought by a former distributor claiming that the nutrition and supplements company is running an alleged pyramid scheme, according to a U.S. court filing. The company would pay $15 million in cash, plus up to $2.5 million for product returns, according to the court filing that granted preliminary approval for the settlement on Friday. ...
  • 5 Nutritional Deficiencies You Might Not Even Know You Have

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:18 pm
    SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.comAs we age, proper nutrition is essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind. And while we need to eat fewer calories the older we get, our bodies actually require more of certain vitamins and minerals.A number of factors may contribute to nutritional deficiencies: Some people have limited access to food due to...
  • Judge rejects strict limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    By Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions. Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day quarantine became a key battleground for the dispute between officials in some U.S. states who have imposed strict quarantines on health workers returning from three Ebola-ravaged West African countries and the federal government, which opposes such measures. ...
  • Watch: Inside an American Factory Churning Out Hazmat Suits

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Dunlap Industries manufactures Hazmat suits using special material that will keep out blood and body fluid.
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    WHO news

  • WHO updates personal protective equipment guidelines for Ebola response

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    As part of WHO’s commitment to safety and protection of healthcare workers and patients from transmission of Ebola virus disease, WHO has conducted a formal review of personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for healthcare workers and is updating its guidelines in context of the current outbreak. These updated guidelines aim to clarify and standardize safe and effective PPE options to protect health care workers and patients, as well as provide information for procurement of PPE stock in the current Ebola outbreak. The guidelines are based on a review of evidence of PPE use during…
  • WHO welcomes Swissmedic approval of Ebola vaccine trial at Lausanne University Hospital

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the approval by Swissmedic, the Swiss regulatory authority for therapeutic products, for a trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). This marks the latest step towards bringing safe and effective Ebola vaccines for testing and implementation as quickly as possible. Approval means that the vaccine can be used on approximately 120 individuals in Lausanne. The trial, which is receiving support from WHO, is the latest in a series of trials that are ongoing in Mali, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • WHO convenes industry leaders and key partners to discuss trials and production of Ebola vaccine

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    WHO convened a meeting with high-ranking government representatives from Ebola-affected countries and development partners, civil society, regulatory agencies, vaccine manufacturers and funding agencies yesterday to discuss and agree on how to fast track testing and deployment of vaccines in sufficient numbers to impact the Ebola epidemic. WHO was called upon by all parties to ensure coordination between the various actors.
  • Mali confirms its first case of Ebola

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Mali’s Ministry of Health has confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola virus disease. The Ministry received positive laboratory results, from PCR testing, on Thursday and informed WHO immediately. In line with standard procedures, samples are being sent to a WHO-approved laboratory for further testing and diagnostic work. In telephone conversation on Thursday night, health officials gave WHO the following details about the case, which is currently undergoing intense investigation.
  • Statement on the 3rd meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:18 am
    The third meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the IHR 2005 regarding the 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD, or “Ebola”) outbreak in West Africa was conducted with members and advisors of the Emergency Committee on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, from 13:00 to 17:10 CET. This meeting was convened in advance of the 3-month date of the expiration of the temporary recommendations issued on 8 August 2014 and their extension on 22 September 2014, owing to the increase in numbers of cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and the new exportation of cases…
 
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  • Mushrooms: The Other Other White Meat

    CalorieLab
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Brian Glanz/Flickr People who are trying to reduce the amount of meat in their diets often substitute mushrooms for meat. Mushrooms do have a meaty texture and add a flavor known as umami, that tends to be very satisfying, which makes them ideal to include in pasta sauce, stews, casseroles, chili and other mixed dishes to maintain a rich flavor and texture while reducing or eliminating the meat they contain. Mushrooms are great, but they have their limits But mushrooms are not a substitute for meat nutritionally, especially for vegetarians and vegans, because they are not…
  • Hard Times May Force Big Soda and Big Mac to Health Up

    CalorieLab
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC 2.0) Thomas Hawk/Flickr They may be coming to their $en$e$ Time was, a Big Mac and a Coke was seen as symbolizing the classic American meal. But that was then and this is now, and there is a growing recognition that a Big Mac and a Coke symbolize everything that is wrong with the classic American meal. The fast-food and soda industries have resisted the best efforts of health professionals, dietitians and even state legislatures to make them improve their products nutritionally, but the question now is, can they resist the laws of economics? Because they are now confronting a force…
  • Don’t Cancel Daylight Savings Time: Do It Year-Round, Says Dr. J

    CalorieLab
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Ken Colwell/Flickr I don’t know about you, but I hate changing the clocks at this time of year from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Depressing Time. We might as well just give kids miner’s hats with lights like the dwarfs wore in Snow White: they can whistle their way to school. Now a serious study from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Bristol in the U.K., reported in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity seems to support my curmudgeoney tendency to leave well enough alone: The more…
  • Rapid Weight Loss with Liquid Diets Sticks for 3 in 10, Say Researchers

    CalorieLab
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The race may not always be to the swift, but weight loss can be To be successful at losing and maintaining weight, slow and steady wins the race. This is the conventional wisdom. But now a recent study out of Australia challenges that paradigm. The study, led by Joseph Proietto, a University of Melbourne professor and head of the weight control clinic at Austin Health in Australia, has found that rapid weight loss was just as good as gradual weight loss for long term weight control. Weight-loss shakes vs. leisurely weight loss The researchers recruited 200 obese adults with BMIs ranging from…
  • Chia Seeds: From Novelty Gift to Nutritional Supplement

    CalorieLab
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Julie Feinstein/Flickr Chia seeds first entered the American market in 1977 packaged with a novelty terracotta figure of a man’s head. The seeds were sprinkled on the figure’s head and watered, resulting in a green fright-wig hairdo. Many other Chia Pet figures followed, including a popular Barrack Obama version, and every year on Halloween countless unfortunate dogs are dressed up in undignified Chia Pet costumes by their owners (see photo). But about five years ago the seed of this Central American plant began to acquire a reputation as a super-nutritious weight loss…
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    Starling Fitness

  • The Second Wave of Fitness Bands

    Laura Moncur
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Microsoft just announced their Microsoft Band, which, like the Fitbit isn’t a watch replacement, just an activity tracker. After seeing all that Apple promised on their Apple Watch, the only reason that I can see someone buy this is if they use a non-Apple phone and want some sort of fitness tracker that isn’t Fitbit. Fitbit, on the other hand has also joined the second wave of fitness bands with their Charge HR and Surge HR. The Surge is actually a watch in addition to all the other fitness tracking it does, but it’s still about as ugly as… well as ugly as a Casio. THAT…
  • How I Feel About Soda Tax

    Laura Moncur
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    I saw this video yesterday and it kind of riled me up. I don’t think soda should be taxed. I also don’t think cigarettes should be taxed. It’s hard to stop drinking sugary drinks. It’s hard to quit smoking. But I don’t want the government sticking its nose in my business. I KNOW huge corporations are trying to sell me sugar water. It’s kind of OBVIOUS. There are commercials for it EVERYWHERE!! That doesn’t mean that I want the government to step in and tax it. What I want is to be able to choose on my own. I CHOOSE every day not to drink sugary…
  • A Smile Increases Your Face Value

    Laura Moncur
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Oh, Animal Crossing… I get the BEST advice from you: It reads: A smile increases your face value. Isn’t it true?! When I’m walking around with a big, goofy smile on my face, every person I pass smiles back at me, which makes me even happier and makes my goofy smile even BIGGER! Image via: Animal Crossing New Leaf
  • Food Avoidance

    Laura Moncur
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Food is everywhere. All over my FaceBook and Pinterest boards. I can’t seem to avoid it. But that is EXACTLY what I need to do. I saw this quote today and it really reminded just how great Jennifer Hudson is: Avoidance is a great tool to get away from food in my face all day long. Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012 When I read that book, she really inspired me and I feel like I need to go back and read it again. YES! I CAN avoid food. I can scroll past those posts on Facebook. I can unfollow any boards devoted to food that my friends…
  • An Understanding of Ourselves

    Laura Moncur
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This quote came up on the Random Quotes Page yesterday and I REALLY needed to see it. It reads: Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung This is the concept of The Mirror. The idea is that the people in our lives are here to TEACH us something. There is something in everyone that is there to teach us. Some people are open, humble and teachable. Those people just see the beautiful in people, learn from it and emulate it. Then there are the jerks like me… I don’t see the the beautiful in people. I just see the ugly. I just see the…
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    EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion

  • White Privilege: Normal White Guy Walks Through NYC for 10 Hours and Becomes a King [Video]

    Jill Ettinger
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
     If you haven’t seen the viral video of a woman walking through the streets of New York for 10 hours and being cat-called or worse at least 100 times, you’re bound to view it sooner or later. It’s been all over the web this week, and now, Funny or Die gives a spin on it featuring a white man. The result is funny–not because it mimics the other video (making fun of harassment would not be funny)–because it demonstrates that stereotypes and white privilege exist in a major way. Which is not as funny as it is sad, but sometimes, all we can do is find something…
  • Global Climate Change May Mean More Baby Girls

    Sara Novak
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Scientists are striving to figure out the side effects of global climate change before they hit us like a ton of bricks. You’re likely familiar with some of them including more drastic weather phenomenons, rising tides, and animal dead-offs. But an increase in girl babies? That’s a new one. New research has shown that global climate change could mean more girl births. Researchers in Japan observed birth ratios and aligned them with temperatures from 1968 to 2012 and found that boy births are declining compared to girl births because it appears that boy fetuses are more vulnerable to…
  • What is OCD? (It Doesn’t Always Look Like What You Think it Should)

    Abbie Stutzer
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    If I hear one more person say, “I’m so OCD because I have to clean my toilet every week!” I’m going to get mouthy. The question, what is OCD, and its answers are a bit more complicated. But really, it’s more than that. We all trivialize various mental disorders to normalize them, etc. But OCD is one of those strange disorders that is different for every person who has to live with it. Believe me – I know from personal experience. Rookie recently reported on this subject when one of the site’s writers detailed her struggles with OCD. As I alluded to previously, I have had…
  • ‘The Daily Show’ Effect: Why We Love (and Trust) Fake News

    Jill Ettinger
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    “The Daily Show” and other fake news programs seem more real than real news these days. When did comedy become so serious? These are interesting times we’re living in. The 24-hour news channels are inundating us with urgent breaking news stories. Sometimes, they do so accurately, but often times they’re just using urgency for the sake of ratings – which, I guess, are urgent in their own way. Thank goodness we can find reprieve from the oh-so-serious news agencies with programs like “The Daily Show”, “The Colbert Report” and John Oliver’s…
  • The Sad Reasons Eating Disorders and Sexual Assault are Linked

    Abbie Stutzer
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Sure, say all you want about Kesha’s music (I for one am a fan of her ridiculous, I-know-what-I’m-doing excess), but she’s a strong woman. And she’s one of the first people who has talked about how eating disorders and sexual assault are related. A few weeks ago, Kesha “went forth with a lawsuit” against Dr. Luke, her former manager. The lawsuit claims that Dr. Luke “drugged her, sexually abused her and physically assaulted her.” Kesha revealed this information to her doctors when she was in rehab for bulimia, Jezebel reports. Sources have claimed that Kesha didn’t come…
 
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    Evidence in Motion

  • Research and Interpretation

    Selena Horner
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    It amazes me how I can take a perfectly fine vegetarian recipe and with one additional ingredient, that makes it taste better to me, the dish is no longer vegetarian. Spinach lasagna is good, but adding sweet Italian sausage makes it so much more delicious. How often do we do this when we read research? […] The post Research and Interpretation appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Direct Access: Bringing Balance to the Referral Relationship

    Heidi Jannenga
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Balance is a critical component of any good relationship—personal or professional. For too long, the relationship between physicians and physical therapists was seriously out-of-balance—and that pushed us into a toxic pattern of codependence and resent. Historically, we have put nearly all of our eggs in the physician referral basket—but that’s only because it was the […] The post Direct Access: Bringing Balance to the Referral Relationship appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Best Practices of Best #physical therapy Practices-Maybe We Market Better than We Think We do?

    Larry Benz
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    On Nov 6, @davidbrowder_PT and I will be presenting at the annual PPS meeting in Colorado Springs, Co (not too late to register!) on Successful Practices of Successful practices.  In essence, reporting on what practices are considered “best” that successful private practices embrace or engage.  In order to determine this, 289 private practice respondents representing […] The post Best Practices of Best #physical therapy Practices-Maybe We Market Better than We Think We do? appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Surviving in Today’s Health Care World

    Selena Horner
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Before my early morning swim, I came upon a very vivid description of our health care world. When I state “surviving” in the title of this post, I mean it from both a patient perspective and literally physicians. As I process what I’ve read, I have mixed feelings. For some reason, no matter what anyone […] The post Surviving in Today’s Health Care World appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • EIM’s New Pelvic Health Certificate Program!

    John Childs
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    As we continue to push the envelope and give therapists the opportunity to be the best, we are excited to announce EIM’s newest offering, a Pelvic Health Certificate (PHC) Program. The first cohort will launch in January 2015, and we hope that you’ll join us! At first glance, a pelvic health certification may appear to […] The post EIM’s New Pelvic Health Certificate Program! appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
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    Stirrup Queens

  • 518 Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    Happy Halloween!  I am going as the TARDIS tonight.  I was going to go as a Ravenclaw and wear my new robes, but I haven’t gotten them hemmed. (It has an unusual shape to the bottom seam, and I need to take it to a professional rather than hemming at home.) Not a problem wearing […]
  • Dear Prudence, Here’s What You Should Have Said

    Mel
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:28 am
    I usually like Slate’s Dear Prudence column.  I like advice columns in general, and I like Prudie specifically because she usually doesn’t coddle or mince words.  She gets to the point quickly, and that’s how I like my advice from strangers. By covering each situation quickly, she can get through multiple situations in the same […]
  • Other Kids in Baby Clothing

    Mel
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    In the interest of space, and of perfectly good items going unused, we’ve given away most of our baby clothes.  I’ve saved a few pieces.  Okay, a lot of pieces.  Like all of their preemie clothing and clothes that hold special significance.  But for the most part, their clothes are less and less the tangible […]
  • IComLeavWe: November 2014

    Mel
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    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 […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 9: Seance

    Mel
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:22 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I love reading about Houdini.  I was interested in Houdini since I was a kid; even before I learned that he and his wife were infertile and remained childless. Around this time of year, articles […]
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Bring on the candy!

    Carla
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Click the PIRATE! Click the PIRATE!! Nope.  No tips today on How to have a HEALTHY HALLOWEEN!! No admonishments about how You’ve been so “good” don’t let a holiday like this one ruin it! No reminders to brush your teeth after dinner!! or arm yerself with pre-cut veggies!! No Five ways to #wycwyc your ‘ween!! post. I love today.  I love Halloween.  I love skulls and skeletons and dress-up and drop-ins! And I don’t even mind the candy.     Thanks to Swerve Sweetener for having me over today to share my LOVE of costumes, characters, skeletons and…
  • Must we put others down to feel better about ourselves?

    Carla
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    (Francis may view my tattoos as mutilation.) Today’s thoughts mesh perfectly with my post about women and OLD-talk. This is not the post Id planned to share. Slotted to share was a blog where I waxed eloquently about Halloween, my love of skulls, and why I fret *not* about candy-consumption or label-reading. That was the plan. Until I stumbled upon a New York Times article & could not get it out of my head. I’m a tremendous fan of Francis McDormand. She’d always stuck me as confident, BRAZEN and unapologetically herself. Raising Arizona, Fargo, Almost Famous, Wonder…
  • Is OLD talk the new FAT talk?

    Carla
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Once upon a time there lived a Misfit and her Mini-Me. Our Misfit was all about taking up space in the world, being big, strong and HEARD. Her Mini-Me, while only 8.75 years old, appeared to follow suit. She, too, loved being brazen strong. She knew she was her own superhero: She loved the SIZE & *BULK* of her burgeoning muscles and would display them without being asked. Frequently. Our Misfit was pretty damn prideful happy. Look at the AWESOMENESS Ive raised. In a home sans-scales so much GREATNESS can happen!! She wasn’t arrogant or judgmental—but she thought she had the…
  • Are you *emotionally* overweight? (guest post)

    Carla
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    When was the last time someone said something to you that Totally. Blew. Your Mind? It happened to me this summer. Here’s the story. I was sitting next to a woman at a meeting, and we begin chatting about our children (of course). She shared that her 14 year-old daughter had recently met her long-lost father who, after more than a decade of being ghost, resurfaced with a burning desire to be a Real Father. The woman was, understandably, cautious. The daughter was, naturally, thrilled. They invited the father to the daughter’s upcoming 8th grade promotion ceremony and hoped for the best.
  • I wore my #wycwyc tee out.

    Carla
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    I caint lie. I rock the #wycwyc at home. Yep. I used the R-word. I almost find it easy (now) and simple (since it’s become habit) only because it’s been the backdrop to my life for so many years. More specifically for almost nine years (guess who turns nine next month?). I rock the #wycwyc less with the foodstuffs as I’m an intuitive eater.  Although, if I stop and consider it I’m a #wycwyc eater, too. I eat what my body asks for/craves. I listen to my body. I don’t judge it. Whatever I do mindfully is OK and plenty “perfect” enough for me. tiny can…
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  • New 50-Mile PR at the Beautiful Fall 50m USATF Road National Championships

    Scott Dunlap
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Last Saturday, I had the great pleasure of joining 670+ runners for the 9th annual Fall 50 in Sturgeon Bay, WI, this year’s USATF 50-Mile Road National Championship. We had an epic day of fast running and smiles, much in thanks to optimal weather, great competition and race organization, and one of the best post-race parties in our sport! I was thrilled to come away with a 7th place finish, a new 50-mile PR (6:11), and my second USATF Masters National title this year. But most of all, I will cherish the charm and embrace of this wonderful slice of Wisconsin community that kept a smile on my…
  • UROC Moves to Auburn, CA for 2015

    Scott Dunlap
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    The Ultra Race Of Champions (UROC) 100k will be moving to Auburn, CA, for 2015 after four successful years in the mountains of Colorado, it was announced today. The self-proclaimed "Ultrarunning World Championship" will continue to have one of the biggest prize purses in ultrarunning ($21,500) to attract the best ultrarunners from around the world, who will compete on September 26th, 2015, on a brand new course with 11,400'+ of climbing.UROC Founders and Directors J. Russell Gill III and Dr. Francesca Conte are no strangers to creating challenging courses. They partnered with NorCalUltras…
  • Sebastian Kienle and Mirinda Carfrae Crowned 2014 Ironman World Champions

    Scott Dunlap
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    On a humid and windy day in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, German Sebastian Kienle used his bike prowess and a solid run to win the 2014 Ironman World Championship in 8:14:18, over five minutes ahead of American Ben Hoffman (8:19:23) and first-time Ironman competitor German Jan Frodeno (8:20:32), who clocked the fastest run split of the day for the marathon (2:47).Australian Mirinda Carfrae (9:00:55) won her third Ironman World Championship by making up 14 minutes on the run and setting a new women's marathon record (2:50:27, just a few seconds faster than her previous record). Ironman 70.3 World…
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  • Which are the world's most highly-cited scientific papers of all time?

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    Fifty years ago, Eugene Garfield published the Science Citation Index (SCI), the first systematic effort to track citations in the scientific literature. Nature’s news team wondered which were the most highly-cited papers of all time, so asked Thomson Reuters and Google for their top 100. They are not what you might think. Watson and Crick on DNA structure misses out, along with many other historic discoveries. Instead, methods and software papers dominate the lists.Find out more at nature.com/top100The discovery of high-temperature superconductors, the determination of DNA’s double-helix…
  • Top medicine articles for October 2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Once-weekly insulin shot - Novo Nordisk's next idea http://buff.ly/1tiUC6vHow Lufthansa Cares for Passengers' Medical Needs http://buff.ly/1pK4ILCHow scammers trick your mind - they repeatedly use one or more of the same 7 persuasion principles. Scammers have used these principles for centuries. For instance, the Nigerian email scam might seem the product of the digital age, but a version of it existed in 16th Century Europe. http://buff.ly/1rIf4jo -- Understanding scam victims: 7 principles for systems security (University…
  • Is math discovered or invented? TED-Ed video

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Would mathematics exist if people didn't? Did we create mathematical concepts to help us understand the world around us, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Jeff Dekofsky traces some famous arguments in this ancient and hotly debated question. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Top medicine articles for October 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Hand-grip strength is an amazingly good predictor of future rates of mortality and morbidity, or sickness http://buff.ly/1BK759H -- Hand grip strength should be considered as a vital sign useful for screening middle-aged and older adults http://buff.ly/1DglFaI -- Measuring hand-grip strength is very simple and cheap. Every primary care doctor should have a dynamometer in their office. At every visit, the doctor could check grip strength for older patients. If someone was in the 45th percentile for their age and the…
  • Multi-dose flu shot has only 25 mcg of mercury - most commercial fish contain 23 mcg of mercury per 8 ounces of fish

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    Multi-dose flu shot has only 25 mcg of mercury - most commercial fish contain 23 mcg of mercury per 8 ounces of fish http://buff.ly/11CTRPwAre multi-dose vials less expensive?Economics are a bit complicated due to wastage with multiple vials:Single versus multi-dose vaccine vials: an economic computational modelhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20566395Most of the Western world, apart from the US, has moved on to single vials:http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/733986Whenever possible, CDC recommends that single-use vials be used and that multi-dose vials of medication be assigned to a…
 
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  • Radiologists’ free mammography infographic leaves out vital info

    Gary Schwitzer
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    As another Breast Cancer Awareness month closes for another year, let’s take a look at an infographic that the American College of Radiology sent out to journalists earlier this month.  Here’s a portion of the email that I received:   We all make mistakes, but the misspelling of mammography gets this email off to a bad start. But when the infographic promises to give women “more information on which to base this important health care decision,” we thought we should analyze the information it delivered – and what it didn’t.   I asked Russell…
  • Thanks to American Medical Writers Association for recognizing our work

    Gary Schwitzer
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    At its annual conference in Memphis this week, the American Medical Writers Association presented me with the John P. McGovern Award for preeminent contributions to medical communication. Here are the slides of my award lecture to a terrific turnout of more than 600 people. McGovern Award Lecture – American Medical Writers Association from Gary Schwitzer I told the conference attendees that it was humbling to receive the award, knowing that it had been given in the past to people such as Jerome Groopman, Sherwin Nuland, Anthony Fauci, John K. Iglehart, and George Lundberg. I concluded…
  • Colons want a piece of the action of Pinktober, too

    Gary Schwitzer
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    About 20 years ago, I learned how the Us Too prostate cancer advocacy group got its name.  One of its founders was admiring breast cancer advocacy efforts, and said or thought, “How about us, too?”  In other words, how about such an advocacy/awareness effort for prostate cancer as well? Earlier this year, there was a strong backlash against one pancreatic cancer advocacy group’s awareness campaign in which a man says “I wish I had testicular cancer” and a woman says “I wish I had breast cancer.” Then, just before Pinktober popped up again this year, I got the…
  • Do we need an “Awareness” Awareness Month? Or more giant testicles pushed cross-country?

    Gary Schwitzer
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    A TIME magazine opinion column today asks, “When Is ‘Awareness’ Awareness Month?“ The timing of the column is excellent, coming, as it does, in the season of prostate cancer and breast cancer awareness campaigns, Pinktober and Movember et al. Excerpts: ” ‘Awareness’ is a virus that preys on well-meaning minds. It tricks us into thinking that thought is the same as action, that acknowledging something is the same as fixing it. Awareness is a problem masquerading as a solution. … Let’s raise awareness about the danger of empty…
  • Breast Cancer Action says Stop the Distraction – others call for a different awareness focus

    Gary Schwitzer
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    As the Green Bay Packers were walloping the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football last night, the NFL’s “A Crucial Catch Day” campaign for breast cancer – which “is focused on the importance of annual screenings, especially for women who are 40 and older” – was on display at the stadium.  Banners similar to this one appeared in the stadium. Some players wore pink gloves or other pink paraphernalia.  It was the first game of October, the first of many more pink pigskin promotions to come throughout this month. But the Breast Cancer Action…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Perinatal Mental Health Hero

    Jennifer Marshall
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    I recently was introduced to a Labor & Delivery nurse who is making a huge impact on the state of perinatal mental health care pathways. I could feel the passion come through in her voice as we spoke a few weeks ago on the phone for nearly two hours about what she was doing to […] The post Perinatal Mental Health Hero appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Triggers and How They Affect Recovery

    Jennifer Marshall
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Knowing is half the battle. I found this to ring true in my experience with managing my mental illness during my pregnancies and postpartum. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Type 1 in 2006. It took over a year for me to find the right psychiatrist, the right combination of medications, and the right techniques through […] The post Triggers and How They Affect Recovery appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Arm Yourself with Information

    Robin Farr
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    A guest post by Kristin Shaw When I was going through a divorce in 2004, I was sad, hurt, angry, and I cried a lot. A whole lot. I prayed to make the pain stop, and I would call my mother sobbing. “I can’t take this, Mom,” I would say. I’m sure her heart was […] The post Arm Yourself with Information appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsWow. Sounds almost like my story. Divorced. Then met a great ... by Nickole 
  • 6 Ways You Can Be an Empowered Patient During Pregnancy When You Have Bipolar Disorder

    ADriane Nieves
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    When we found out I was pregnant (far sooner than we had planned), my husband and I decided right away that no matter what course of treatment  we decided upon after speaking with my doctors, our number 1 priority was my mental health. Still absorbing the shock, I remember my husband standing in our bedroom […] The post 6 Ways You Can Be an Empowered Patient During Pregnancy When You Have Bipolar Disorder appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsExcellent article, ADriane. My bipolar disorder was actually ... by Dyane…
  • Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood pt. 2

    ADriane Nieves
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Parenthood is, in a lot of ways, just a bunch of sleepless nights bleeding into long days. That sounds kind of bleak, but I’m not sure there’s a more complex state of being than that of being a parent. You’re always being pulled in multiple directions and overcome with conflicting emotions. And, honestly, I’m not […] The post Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood pt. 2 appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you for sharing your experience. I often encounter mom's ... by AmeliaGreat article. I still…
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    Medgadget

  • SPUD Sound Pick-Up Device Hopes to Replace Paramedics’ Conventional Stethoscopes

    Editors
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Stethoscopes that most clinicians use have remained essentially the same for decades. They’re not exactly rigid, but their flexibility is limited in emergency situations when accessing a person’s chest is a challenge. A company called Stethoscope Technologies has developed a sound pick-up device (SPUD) that’s basically just a chestpiece that can be connected to any pair of headphones. The device is intended for use by paramedics who will be able to slide the SPUD down the person’s neck and onto the chest without removing layers of clothing. The attached headphones,…
  • HyperQ High-Res ECG Technology FDA Cleared to Diagnose Heart Attacks

    Editors
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Biological Signal Processing Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel) received FDA clearance for its high-resolution ECG technology to be used to diagnose heart attacks, according to the Globes newspaper. HyperQ, as it’s called, the technology gives a much closer look at the QRS complex of an ECG, which holds clues about the patient’s cardiac condition. Previously, the technology was intended for use during a traditional stress test, aiding in more accurately assessing the patient’s cardiopulmonary health. The new approval is intended for at-rest use of the technology for diagnosing…
  • Philips Lifeline GoSafe Medical Alert Service Now Live

    Editors
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    Philips is finally releasing its Lifeline GoSafe personal alert system after previewing it at CES almost two years ago. Similar to other “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” devices, it lets the user press one button to quickly get in touch with emergency services, loved ones, or anyone else pre-arranged to help. Unlike most other systems, the neck-worn component works just about anywhere there is a cell-phone connection. The necklace has a fall detector built-in, which will automatically call for help after a fall if the user doesn’t do it herself. Additionally, it…
  • Nikon Small World 2014 Micrography Winners Announced

    Editors
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    1st Place – Mr. Rogelio Moreno Panama, Panama.  Rotifer showing the mouth interior and heart shaped corona.  Differential Interference Contrast 40X Nikon Small World has announced winners of this year’s contest of microscopy images. The top prize goes to Rogelio Moreno of Panama for capturing the open mouth interior and corona of a rotifer. It is an amazing image, but the rest of the winners are quite spectacular as well. We’d like to congratulate everyone who has participated and has shown us a view of our world like never before. From the announcement: 18th Place –…
  • Hygeia H1 Clinical Kiosk Hopes to Speed Patients Through Vitals Measurements

    Editors
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Patients coming in for a doctor’s visit are often put through a battery of tests to gather data on their vitals. This usually involves a nurse taking the time to go through the steps, often a time-consuming process that can benefit from a bit of automation. Hygeia, a new company based in Atlanta, Georgia, has developed a kiosk that can help quickly measure things like blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, oxygen saturation, and the person’s weight. The H1 Clinical Kiosk still requires a nurse to help guide the process and to make sure everything is being…
 
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    VitalJuiceDaily.com

  • Hurom Slow Juicer Reviews

    Life Coach
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    A juice machine can only get as good as the company behind it. Behind Hurom slow juicer is company with a set of solid ethical values built around your well-being, happiness and productivity. This  innovating company started back in 1974 and holds over 100 patents worldwide. They started the passion for nutrient and enzyme rich juicing with their slow squeeze technology (SST™).  Slow squeeze process extracts maximum juice quickly while minimizing the damage to the nutrients and keeping the taste. High level of nutrients and great taste are two major benefits of juicing. The blades turn…
  • Omega VRT330 Juicer Review

    Life Coach
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Omega VRT330 Silver                         All of the Omega vertical masticating juicers provide quiet operation. In a busy household, with sound pollution all around, the last thing you want is a juicing machine that is loud enough to wake up your neighbors. Omega VRT 330 is a low-speed juicer which makes it very quiet. Its vertical orientation takes less counter space, and its single auger has enough power to juice anything from hard apples to fibrous or stringy celery and beneficial green leafy vegetables. Omega VRT has enough…
  • Omega Juicer J8006

    Life Coach
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    Omega Juicer J8006 Nutrition Center Omega J8006 Masticating Juicer Review Juicing is an action that like most actions has an intangible cost like cleaning time and a tangible cost that includes the actual cost of the juicer and the ingredients. To compare juicers on sale, you need to reach a balance between the two. Best juicer machines also need to provide a balance between your investment of time, resources and money and the benefits they provide. A busy mom with kids who continuously finds way to avoid eating vegetables needs to find creative ways to get the nutrition her family needs…
  • Best juicer recipes gone bad – The Dirty Dozen

    Life Coach
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Best juicer recipes gone bad  – The Dirty Dozen If you are new to juicing, or if you are an experienced juicer, it helps you to keep in touch with Environmental Working Group. Their website is http://www.ewg.org. One of the benefits their relentless advocating of healthier lives in a healthier environment is their report on Dirty Dozen™ which is the list of the vegetables and fruits with the most pesticide residue at higher concentration than other fruits. The Dirty Dozen™ 2014  list includes Apples Strawberries Grapes Celery Peaches Sweet bell peppers Imported nectarines…
  • Kuvings B6000 Upright Slow Silent Masticating Juicer Review

    Life Coach
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Kuvings rises to the challenge of your too-busy-too-juice by making their first wide-mouth, slow-speed masticating juicer that you can put the whole fruit and vegetable which saves you cutting time. Well maybe be not the whole fruit in, there is always a wise guy in the audience who says, can I put a water melon in? How about a pumpkin? Before we go any further, let me specify that the size of the feed shoot is 3 inches. It is the widest feed shoot available as of writing of this review. And since there were the safety reasons, there is a blade in the middle to reduce the chances of any one…
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    KevinMD.com

  • Medical schools should not ignore health costs

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/nandita-mani-and-elizabeth-oler" rel="tag">Nandita Mani and Elizabeth Oler</a>
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Medical students are brilliantly frugal. And it’s no surprise — according to the AAMC, the average U.S. medical student incurs $170,000 of debt from medical education. We are a resourceful, smart, and cost-conscious group — so why is the medical school curriculum practically silent on the cost of medicine? Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Tips to repay your medical student loan

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/brian-levine" rel="tag">Brian Levine, MD</a>
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    As of October 2013, the average medical student graduated with $169,901 of debt with nearly 80 percent of all graduates owing at least $100,000. Although these numbers are daunting, medical school educational debt is part and parcel of our profession. Truth be told, at the end of our training (which can range from three to ten years post-medical school), almost all of us will make at least $150,000 and likely be making in excess of $200,000 after six years of practice. With that said, it is important to be smart about your debt, and make sure that it doesn’t run away from you.  Just…
  • Ebola: If Nigeria can do it, so can we

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/roy-benaroch" rel="tag">Roy Benaroch, MD</a>
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    In June, a man became very ill during a flight into Lagos, Nigeria. On the plane, he developed vomiting and diarrhea, and he collapsed in the very busy airport. Contacts on the plane and on the ground had no idea that he had Ebola — initially, he was treated for malaria — and many health care workers and bystanders on the plane and in the airport were exposed to his infectious body fluids. One of his close contacts, while ill, flew across the country to consult with a private physician. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online…
  • The helplessness of being a parent

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jordan-grumet" rel="tag">Jordan Grumet, MD</a>
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Years later, I now wonder if I overstepped my boundaries. Nancy was a pleasure to have as a patient.  A physician assistant in her early twenties, we often chatted amiably during visits.  Our conversations randomly ambled between personal and professional topics.  She recently married and was looking forward to having children.  Her gynecologic history was complicated and after a period of months of unsuccessful attempts to get pregnant, she visited a local infertility specialist. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A…
  • Ebola! But don’t forget about the flu.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/janice-boughton" rel="tag">Janice Boughton, MD</a>
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ebola virus has grabbed headlines since the epidemic started in West Africa nearly a year ago. The death toll is estimated at 4,500 people, and the epidemic continues to spread. One person infected in Liberia returned to Texas with the disease and died, infecting maybe 2 health care workers. 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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  • Update: “You’re not a prisoner of your DNA”

    SharpBrains
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    Time for SharpBrains’ October e-newsletter, featuring the usual wealth of insights and resources and, above all, thanking the 215 participants in 17 countries who joined an amazing 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit! (each blue dot represents a participant or group of participants). (We are now digesting everything discussed during 3 intense days, and trying to enjoy a relaxing weekend…) New thinking: Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa (Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation): “You’re not a prisoner of your DNA” 10 Ways To Improve Health & Well-being Based On Latest…
  • Brain Performance Dashboards @ 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

    SharpBrains
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    After two very intense Summit days, today we have Expo Day, looking at the latest solutions and initiatives by Summit Sponsors — including the cognitive performance dashboard below, by Peak. Many people working on ways to engage, educate, empower and better equip everyone with a brain!
  • Day 2 @ 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit has started!

    SharpBrains
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    After a great Day 1 yesterday, we have another excellent Summit Agenda today. We look forward to it, and to sharing the main insights and take-aways with the SharpBrains community!
  • 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit starts today

    SharpBrains
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    The 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit is starting today Tuesday, October 28th, at 8.15am US Pacific Time (San Francisco, CA time)! Each of the blue dots in the map below represents a participant (or group of participants) — more than 200, in 17 countries! (Registration is now closed; Registered participants can already enter the virtual meeting room as instructed by email)
  • Cognitive maintenance 2.0: From crossword puzzles to targeted mental stimulation

    SharpBrains
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    The Silver Economy: Brain training fired up by hard evidence (Financial Times): “Not so long ago, people kept ageing brains active through reading and writing, talking with friends and family, and perhaps playing cards or doing puzzles. Now a rapidly growing number are taking a high-tech approach to cognitive maintenance, through computer programs designed to stimulate the brain… Two factors lie behind this rapid growth. One is the improving hardware and software, particularly graphics, that make brain-training programs appealing to elderly users who are not comfortable with computers or…
 
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  • Fast Med

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    By RICHARD GUNDERMAN, MD Americans tend to like fast things: instant coffee, sports cars, and speed dating. Many share a fascination with record holders, such as the world’s fastest runner or texter. And increasingly, the same goes for medicine. The number of minute clinics is exploding. Some emergency rooms now post their current wait times […]
  • Eat Less. Eat Less Crap.

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    By VIK KHANNA Eating advice in the United States has taken leave of its senses. It is no wonder that Americans are perpetually on diets. It is only in the last 20 years that eating, a task we do quite naturally, has become so complex that you apparently need professional spin from nutritionists and dietitians, […]
  • Partnership, Collaboration, and Success Between Vendors and Hospitals — it is possible!

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    By FRANK FORTNER This week, I have had the pleasure of attending the CHIME Fall Forum event in San Antonio, Texas. What I like most about this event is being able to talk to CIOs and hear their thoughts on this rollercoaster world of healthcare IT – to hear first-hand what challenges they face, what […]
  • Big (Box) Medicine

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    By MICHAEL PAINTER, MD Let’s see a show of hands. Who among us, doctor, nurse, patient, family member, wants to give or get health care inspired by a factory—Cheesecake or any other? Anyone? I didn’t think so. True confession: I have never actually eaten at a Cheesecake Factory (hereinafter referred to as the Factory). My […]
  • The Self-Health Era

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    By CECI CONNOLLY If you’re wearing a wristband that counts your steps, a patch that monitors your vital signs or a watch that tracks your heart rate, you are in the minority. And if you paid $300 or more for any of those items, you are among the nation’s quantified self-health elites. Judging by the […]
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    Bad Science

  • My new book is out today. Here is the introduction. Hooray!

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

    Ben Goldacre
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:43 am
    Taking epidemiology to the streets: here’s a long, long interview I did last week on Absolute FM (lovely Geoff Lloyd’s lovely Hometime Show). Posting here because it’s unusually good and long for pop media. In between the rock classics, we talk about screening, Ebola, government statistics, and good quality sperm. My lovely new book – I […]
  • I totally just touched my new book: Collected Journalism, out next week!

    Ben Goldacre
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Excitement. My new book is out next week. It’s a collection of journalism, essays, academic papers, government reports (woo!) and other stuff. It’s called “I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that”. A copy just arrived and it is a beautiful, big, thing. The content is all completely different to Bad Science […]
  • Teaching science with bad science: resources for teachers

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

    Ben Goldacre
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
    Sorry to be absent, I’ve about a zillion big things shortly coming to fruition, at which point expect a deluge. Everyone is having kittens about statins and the BMJ at the moment. Here’s what I wrote as a rabid response on the latest BMJ editorial about it, and a disco soundtrack to keep your attention […]
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    Respectful Insolence

  • Antivaccinationists versus Jonas Salk’s centennial

    Orac
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    One thing that happened this week that I didn’t get around to writing about is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jonas Salk, which was October 28. In the annals of medicine, few people have had as immediate a positive effect as Jonas Salk did when he developed the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). At…
  • R.I.P., McKenzie Lowe. Stanislaw Burzynski failed you.

    Orac
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    R.I.P., McKenzie Lowe. Unfortunately, Stanislaw Burzynski was no more able to save you than anyone else, his claims of great success treating pediatric brain tumors notwithstanding: HUDSON — Thirteen-year-old Hudson resident McKenzie Lowe died Friday evening after a 2-year-battle against an aggressive and inoperable brain stem tumor. McKenzie died at 10:27 p.m. in her own…
  • Here they come to save the day! Homeopaths vs. Ebola, again

    Orac
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    If there is one thing that the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Africa has revealed to the world, it’s the full extent of quackery that is out there and advertised as being able to treat deadly diseases such as Ebola. The deadlier the disease, the more quackery is out there, amplified by the scariness of the…
  • Ebola, “right-to-try,” and placebo legislation

    Orac
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of the biggest medical conspiracy theories for a long time has been that there exist out there all sorts of fantastic cures for cancer and other deadly diseases but you can’t have them because (1) “they” don’t want you to know about them (as I like to call it, the Kevin Trudeau approach) and/or…
  • A little shameless self-promotion and begging

    Orac
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Here’s a little shameless self-promotion, which we editors at Science-Based Medicine indulge in from time to time. This time around, I’d just like to mention that I’m the guest on the latest episode of the Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, where I was permitted to pontificate about children with cancer whose parents deny them chemotherapy.…
 
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    World of Psychology

  • Recovery is the Voice that Tells Your Future

    Z Zoccolante
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    It’s 6:30 a.m. in Germany, and I am underwater, pulling my body through the cool water’s drag. I’ve ridden my bike to the swimming pool (das schwimmbad), and have lost my location amid the winding streets. I only know that I must exercise. That is enough to pull me from sleep at dawn and push me through the unknown streets while my heart clanks like a rocket in my chest. I will risk venturing into unknown safety to exercise. The compulsion scares me. Not appeasing it scares me more. The pool is centered inside a gray concrete building with the texture and window linings of an old…
  • How Mindful Analogies Can Help Kids in Therapy

    Matthew M. Leahy, PhD
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    School-aged children (6 to 11 years) often wonder why they are sitting in your office for therapy. Many thoughts and emotions are associated with coming to a mental health provider’s office, including curiosity, anxiety and even fear. In order to help kids deal with whatever may be bringing them to therapy, it’s important that they understand why they may need such a service. Kids are most receptive to messages that are age-appropriate and stated in ways that they can make sense of and understand. For elementary school-aged children, a mindful analogy is often an excellent tool to…
  • Best of Our Blogs: October 31, 2014

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Today is Halloween. Why is this dark holiday so popular with adults, not just kids? I think dressing up offers the opportunity to: 1) shed our seriousness for the night by being someone else 2) wear our shadows on our sleeves and 3) make fun of what scares us. Someone who is shy, quiet and anxious can, for example, play the role of a bold, gregarious character. A people-pleaser may be an evil villain. A perfectionist who is always in control can make fun of herself in a silly costume. Playing someone else for the night gives us a chance to remove our masks and display the parts of us we…
  • 5 Tips for Changing Negative Self Beliefs

    Psych Central Staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    “Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.” - Robert Gary Lee A year ago, I began to accept that I was depressed, and had been for a long time. It was scary. I broke up with my live-in boyfriend of almost three years, quit my job, and though I didn’t want to, I moved halfway across the country to move back in with my parents. I was a wreck; all of the feelings that I had been suppressing for years, some literally since childhood, came flooding back. My only defense in the past had been to ignore these feelings, though I did so quite poorly and ended up being an emotional basket case most…
  • 5 Ways to Stop Yourself from Eating When You’re not Hungry

    Suzanne Gelb, PhD
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    The fridge door is open and you’re peering inside, feeling bored, lonely or sad. But you’re not actually hungry. You know that eating what’s in front of you isn’t the answer. You know you’re just going to feel awful, if you do. But what are some things you can think, say or do to stop eating when you’re not hungry? Find your real hunger. If you’re not physically hungry, but you’re still feeling drawn to that leftover cheesecake on the top shelf of your fridge, it may mean that you’re hungry for something else. You might be hungry for a hug, reassurance, or love. You…
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • Will Snow Ruin Your Halloween?

    Tim McDonnell
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    The snow forecast from today through the weekend. This data represents a worst-case scenario; there's a 95 percent change there will be less snow than this. National Weather Service Happy Halloween! Hope you have a good costume lined up that isn't this horrible "sexy Ebola nurse" one. Anyway, this year the weather seems pretty determined to mess with your trick-or-treating plans: We've already seen pumpkin prices spike thanks to the ongoing drought in California. And now it seems that a snowstorm is headed for the Midwest and East Coast. But fear not: It's unlikely that the goblins and…
  • The Craziest Things Republican Candidates Have Said About Climate Change In One Video

    Amber Ferguson
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    This story originally appeared in the Huffington Post and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Can the GOP's 2014 candidates give a straight answer on climate change? It appears not. Many Republican candidates have offered roundabout answers to climate change questions. Some have said the climate isn't changing at all, while others have disputed research showing that human activity is driving those changes. Then there's Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM), who said during a debate this year that he's confident our climate isn't changing because he has "Googled this issue." Lee…
  • 5 New York Epidemics That Were Way Worse Than Ebola Will Be

    Tim McDonnell
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    An 1865 cartoon from Harper's Weekly ridicules the incompetence of the New York City Board of Health, first established to fight yellow fever. US National Library of Medicine Ebola has arrived in New York City. So should residents here be worried about a widespread outbreak? Almost certainly not: The disease is not airborne, and infected patients are only contagious once they show symptoms. Craig Spencer, the infected doctor in New York, has said he didn't have symptoms Wednesday night when he rode the subway between Manhattan and Brooklyn and went bowling. Three people he came into contact…
  • Environmentalists Don't Like Europe's New Climate Plan. Can Obama Do Better?

    James West
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Environmental groups are warning that a new European agreement to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 sets the bar far too low. The pact—which was reached early Friday in Brussels—makes the European Union the first major bloc of countries to commit to emissions targets ahead of next year's crucial climate change talks in Paris. At the Paris meeting, world leaders will attempt to hammer out a global agreement that will keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). The Guardian reports that in addition to their commitment to cut greenhouse emissions…
  • In Just 15 Years, Wind Could Provide A Fifth Of The World's Electricity

    James West
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Up to one fifth of the world's electricity supply could come from wind turbines by 2030, according to a new report released this week by Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). That would be an increase of 530 percent compared to the end of last year. The report says the coming global boom in wind power will be driven largely by China's rebounding wind energy market—and a continued trend of high levels of Chinese green energy investment—as well as by steady growth in the United States and new large-scale projects in Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa. The report,…
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • Patient Engagement: Who's the Engager & Who's the Engagee? #Pharma or Patient?

    PharmaGuy
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    "There is a subtle form of power-politics implied in just about every deployment of 'patient engagement' you're likely to encounter that can serve to deprive the patient of authority rather than promote the autonomy of the patient," says Andrew Spong (here: ‘Patient engagement': a pernicious, presumptive powerplay?).Here's more of Andrew's opinions:"More often than not, pharmaceutical companies’ ‘patient engagement’ is still done to, not done with patients. It’s small wonder that they fail so often as a consequence."It remains easy for…
  • The Boehringer Ingelheim Social Media Team Receives 5th Annual PharmaGuy Social Media Pioneer Award!

    PharmaGuy
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    Yesterday, at Digital Pharma East Mobile Day, I officially announced the recipients of the 5th Annual PharmaGuy Social Media Pioneer Award, which recognizes a pharmaceutical executive or team who has “pioneered” in the use of social media for marketing, research, or corporate communications purposes. This year's award goes to the Boehringer Ingelheim Global Social Media Team: Patricia Alves (Social Media Community Manager), Jaclyn Fonteyne (Social Media Specialist), and Judith von Gordon (Head of Media + PR). View the slide presentation to find out why I chose Boehringer. The BI Team…
  • A Formula for Creating Patient-Centric Mobile Health Apps

    PharmaGuy
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    On Mobile Day at the Digital Pharma East conference (October 21, 2014), I presented a "formula" for creating "patient-centric" mobile health (mHealth) apps. My presentation focused on what I learned from comments made by REAL patients in a recent poll I hosted in conjunction with Truvio and WEGO Health (see "Patient Activists Demand Higher Quality Mobile Health Apps"). Here's my updated presentation: A Formula for Creating Patient-Centric Mobile Health Apps from Pharmaguy The "formula" (see below) was inspired by a recent #mHealthPharma Tweet…
  • #mHealtMobile Chat Takeaway: Pharma Must Involve Patients Early on When Developing Mobile Health Apps

    PharmaGuy
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    Yesterday's hour-long #mHealthPharma TweetChat on how pharma can develop high quality mobile health apps was a great success. The following Storyline summary was prepared by Teresa Bau (@tbau_uoc), a freelance journalist from Barcelona & Mobile Health Global Editor. You can read my key takeaways below.[View the story "Tweetchat #mhealthpharma" on Storify]There were several "key takeaways" from this conversation that involved 45 participants from around the world. Keep reading to get my summary of the conversation.Read more »
  • "Play by the Rules": Analysis of Ground Rules for 4HER Patient Connect App by Genentech

    PharmaGuy
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Genentech's 4HER iPhone App for women with HER2 breast cancer includes pages and pages and page of policies and terms and conditions that users are required to read (or at least agree to) before using the advanced features of the app. Yesterday, I reviewed the Privacy Policy (about 6 screens worth of text; see here). Today, I review the "Ground Rules" for the Patient Connect feature of the app.Patient Connect allows users of the app to send email to other 4HER registered users located within a certain radius (e.g., 10 miles). You can select users you'd like to connect with…
 
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • On That Day I Left My Boyhood Behind

    Paul Levy
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Susan Burnett, at Imperial College London, writes:My grandfather, Norman Marshall Woodcock, was called up on the day that war was declared in 1914.  He came home five years later. For fifty years after his return he rarely spoke about what had happened, but he cried each year on Remembrance Sunday.  As he grew old and had time to reflect he began to write, and in time he also began to answer the questions from his grandchildren when we asked him why he was crying.Susan has now integrated her late grandfather's stories with the historical context, the history of the war in those…
  • How good ideas get killed

    Paul Levy
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Borrowed from Lucien Engelen on Facebook.  This reminds me of some places I've visited!
  • How Lean dies

    Paul Levy
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    This story was recently related to me about a hospital in which the Lean process improvement philosophy was adopted, with strong support and encouragement by the CEO.  Over several years, it resulted in a significant cultural change in the organization, with resultant improvements in clinical care, employee satisfaction and morale, and finances.After the CEO left, the board's search consultant interviewed senior clinical leaders and administrators to learn of their hopes with regard to candidates who might serve as the hospital's new leader.  The consistent theme from the senior…
  • Up to date in Kansas

    Paul Levy
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    Melissa Clarkson, from Kansas, is the relative a patient who suffered serious harm from a series of medical errors, and she writes an occasional blog on her observations.  In this piece, she relates the story of attending a Summit on Quality in Wichita, sponsored by the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (which is an organization formed by the Kansas Medical Society and Kansas Hospital Association).While expressing appreciation for the success stories presented in the conference, she raised some doubts.  First, she noticed a paucity of negative reports, ones that would indicate the…
  • The vultures are at work

    Paul Levy
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    Two articles in the Boston Globe set forth the view that Gary Gottlieb's leaving Partners Healthcare System was seen "as a way to ease the pain" of the controversy surrounding the big health system as "regulators grew increasingly hostile toward Partners’ desire to expand, tens of millions of dollars in losses piled up at a new in-house health insurance arm, and some doctors and hospitals bristled at a push to standardize clinical practices."This is typical after-he-left kind of nitpicking in academic medicine.  The comments in the article may or may not have something to do with the…
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • Why Corporate Promotion of Egg Freezing isn’t a “Benefit” to All Women

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

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

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

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

    Susan Sered
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    California Gov. Jerry Brown last week signed into law a bill (SB 967) making California the first state in the nation to require universities receiving state funds to use an “affirmative consent standard” for determining whether consent was given by both parties to sexual activity. This move represents a paradigm shift from women as victims and potential victims whom we need to encourage to shout “no” a bit louder, to women as agents who have the positive right to engage or refrain from engaging in sexual relations when and with whom and under circumstances of their choosing.
 
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    Health and Wellness News

  • Make the Most of This Weekend's Time Change

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Make the Most of This Weekend's Time ChangeFRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) - A few simple steps can help make this weekend's time change easier to cope with, a sleep expert says. "Adjusting to the end of Daylight Saving Time in the fall is a bit easier than handling the time change in the spring. The main reason is because we gain an hour of sleep for the fall time change," Dr. Praveen Rudraraju, director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y., said in a hospital news release. The many Americans who are sleep-deprived…
  • Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, HispanicsFRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Obesity increases the risk of certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal black and Hispanic women, two new U.S. studies show. One study of more than 3,200 Hispanic women found being overweight or obese increased the risk for estrogen receptor-negative and progesterone receptor-positive breast tumors among postmenopausal women. "We've known this for a long time for white women, but now we are seeing this also in Hispanic women," study author Esther John, a senior…
  • Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey SuggestsTHURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Almost one-fifth of Americans do daily battle with crippling, chronic pain, a large new survey reveals, with the elderly and women struggling the most. The poll of roughly 35,000 American households provides the first snapshot of the pain landscape in the United States, the survey authors said. The bottom line: Significant and debilitating pain that endures for three months or more is now a common feature in the lives of an estimated 39 million Americans. "I wasn't…
  • Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to TherapyFRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Access to generic hormone therapy medicines improves the chances that breast cancer patients will stick with their drug treatment, a new study found. "We know that hormone therapy for women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer can reduce recurrence by up to 50 percent," study leader Dr. Dawn Hershman, an associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, said in a hospital news release. "However, work by our group and others has…
  • Health Tip: Keep Certain Foods Isolated

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Health Tip: Keep Certain Foods Isolated(HealthDay News) - Foods such as meat, seafood, poultry and eggs must be separated from other edibles to prevent possible cross-contamination with germs. The Foodsafety.gov website offers these suggestions: - Keep these foods separate from all other foods in your grocery shopping cart. When you check out at the grocery, make sure each of these foods is separately wrapped in a plastic bag to prevent juices from leaking. Keep these foods in plastic bags or storage containers in the refrigerator or freezer. Eggs should be stored in their…
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    Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily

  • New optimal screening threshold for gestational diabetes in twin pregnancies: Ideal 1-hour 50-g glucose challenge test cutoff ≥135 mg/dl

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    A common complication, gestational diabetes affects approximately 6-7% of pregnant women. Currently, screening is done in two steps to help identify patients most at risk; however, the suggested levels for additional testing were based on singleton pregnancy data. Now investigators have analyzed data from twin pregnancies and have determined that the optimal first step cutoff for additional screening appears to be a blood sugar level equal to or greater than 135 mg/dL for women carrying twins.
  • Heart's own immune cells can help it heal

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    The heart holds its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it heal after injury, according to new research. In a mouse model of heart failure, the researchers showed that blocking the bone marrow's macrophages from entering the heart protects the organ's beneficial pool of macrophages, allowing them to remain in the heart, where they promote regeneration and recovery. The findings may have implications for treating heart failure in humans.
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders prevalence in U.S. revealed by study

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Nearly 5 percent of U.S. children may be affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), according to a new study. FASD are a group of conditions that can occur in the children of mothers who drank alcohol during pregnancy. Characteristics are both physical and cognitive and can include abnormal facial features, smaller-than-average physical growth, poor coordination, learning disabilities and vision and hearing problems.
  • Hygienic funerals, better protection for health workers offer best chance to stop Ebola

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    Hygienic funeral practices, case isolation, contact tracing with quarantines, and better protection for health care workers are the keys to stopping the Ebola epidemic that continues to expand in West Africa, researchers said in a new report. They said broad implementation of aggressive measures they recommend could lead to its control in Liberia, the focal point, by mid-March.
  • Genetic factors behind surviving or dying from Ebola shown in mouse study

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    A newly developed mouse model suggests that genetic factors are behind the mild-to-deadly range of responses to the Ebola virus. The frequency of different manifestations of the disease across the lines of these mice are similar in variety and proportion to the spectrum of clinical disease observed in the 2014 West African outbreak. The new mouse model might be useful in testing candidate therapeutics and vaccines for Ebola, and in finding genetic markers for susceptibility and resistance to the disease.
 
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    Environmental Health News

  • A vacuum cleaner for the Web's dusty corners.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ah, if only it were possible for each one of us to suction away the carbon emissions we contribute to the overburdened atmosphere, much as we vacuum dirt from the carpet. Appliance maker Electrolux is promising to help us do exactly that, at least for one oft-neglected portion of our personal greenhouse gas output.
  • Swedish energy company Vattenfall plans sale of German coal operations.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Swedish state energy company Vattenfall plans to sell off its German lignite operations because it says they are incompatible with the company’s climate change goals.
  • Condoms fight climate change, but nobody wants to talk about it.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The equation seems fairly simple: The more the world's population rises, the greater the strain on dwindling resources and the greater the impact on the environment. The solution? Well, that's a little trickier to talk about.
  • Insurance industry sleeps through climate alarm calls.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Insurance is all about assessing risk, so you might expect companies in the sector to be intimately involved with one of the most potent risks facing the world – the possibility of catastrophic climate change.
  • Why Republicans keep telling everyone they’re not scientists.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    "I’m not a scientist," or a close variation, has become the go-to talking point for Republicans questioned about climate change in the 2014 campaigns. In the past, many Republican candidates questioned or denied the science of climate change, but polls show that a majority of Americans accept it, making the Republican position increasingly challenging.
 
 
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    Yahoo Health

  • 3 Steps to Repair Your Metabolism

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    I remember feeling so defeated and hopeless.” The turning point came when Viers stopped looking for some out-there answer and began tuning in to her own body. “Stress blocks your system from being able to function optimally,” said Viers.  How stress affects your metabolism Your central nervous system has two branches, the parasympathetic (think: peace) nervous system and the sympathetic (think: stress) nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is associated with the rapid release of stress hormones, slowed digestion, and faster breathing and heart rate. “This is the state you…
  • The Warm Up You Should Be Doing ... But Probably Aren’t

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    The Warm Up You Should Be Doing..But Probably Aren’t
  • 3 Exercises You Should Do Barefoot

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    Squats “It is so often that I’ll get a client that comes in and I’ll see them with running shoes on, and as soon as they try to squat, they’re falling over,” Trenteseaux said. People also tend to have better squat depth without shoes, Trenteseaux said, so you get the full benefit of the exercise. Both positions put your body off balance, Trenteseaux explained.  “Everything begins with the feet,” Trenteseaux says.
  • Brittany Maynard: "I Want to Die on My Own Terms"

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Video courtesy of  The Brittany Maynard Fund Earlier this month, Yahoo Health reported on the heartbreaking story of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old newlywed who announced her decision to end her life after being diagnosed with stage IV glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of terminal brain cancer. The date Maynard targeted was Nov 1. On thebrittanyfund.org, Maynard shared photos from a recent trip to the Grand Canyon with her mother—the last item on her bucket list—and in the latest video, she said she hopes that her husband Dan will move on and start a family after she passes.
  • The Fun Way to Help Kids Avoid a Halloween-Candy Binge

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    The Switch Witch may be your solution. (Lara Spear Riley/Rob Bouley) By now, the stock of Halloween candy in stores has probably started to thin out as Americans have been loading up on sugary loot for trick-or-treaters, to the tune of an estimated $2.2 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. “If parents don’t want to do that, we’re fine with it,” said Bouley.
 
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    The Medical News

  • Melbourne researchers reveal key steps involved in programmed cell death

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    Melbourne researchers have uncovered key steps involved in programmed cell death, offering new targets for the treatment of diseases including lupus, cancers and neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Researchers find independent predictors of end stage renal disease in teens

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Researchers at örebro University found that high blood pressure, being overweight, elevation of a blood marker indicating inflammation, or the presence of protein in the urine in otherwise healthy teenage males were all independent predictors of end stage renal disease (ESRD) in later in life.
  • RDoC research initiative aims to help guide classification of patients in clinical studies

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    A new effort by the National Institutes of Health will facilitate communication among scientists, clinicians, and the public to reframe mental health research, from diagnosis to treatment. The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) unit was recently established by the National Institute of Mental Health, part of NIH, to support the development of the institute's RDoC initiative.
  • Rush University Medical Center receives UHC's Quality Leadership Award

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    Rush University Medical Center has received the UHC's (University HealthSystem Consortium) Quality Leadership Award, ranking fifth among 104 academic medical centers in the UHC's annual study. Rush is the only medical center in Illinois to be listed among the 12 top ranking medical centers.
  • Broad Institute, UC Berkeley and UCSC receive NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot contract

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    A team from the Broad Institute, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Santa Cruz, was awarded one of three National Cancer Institute Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot contracts with the goal of building a system that will enable large-scale analysis of The Cancer Genome Atlas and other datasets by co-locating the data and the required computing resources in one cloud environment.
 
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    Renegade Health

  • Dragon’s Blood: Amazonian Herb Becomes Prescription Drug That May Treat IBS

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sangre de Grado, an ancient rainforest medicine, has found use in the modern world. I first learned about Sangre de Grado, often referred to as Dragon’s Blood, while conducting ethnobotantical fieldwork in Peru in 1996. My native guides lead me along a narrow trail in the Amazonian rainforest that twisted and turned around vines and giant lupuna tree trunks. We followed the bank of a small river for several miles, and then they stopped in front of a medium-sized tree. Using a machete, the shaman made shallow diagonal chops into the trunk. Within moments a deep red resin dripped onto the…
  • Lavender-Infused Quinoa Cookies

    Heather Nicholds
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s the quinoa that makes them a little crunchy! I love using quinoa in cookies, because they add a lighter, slightly crunchy texture along with protein and minerals to make a really healthy treat. Lavender brings a really unique flavor to food, and is one that doesn’t get used often. If you see some at your local farmer’s market, or have some growing in your garden, this is an excellent way to use it. Lavender goes really nicely with sweet flavors, and pairs perfectly with the lemon, pistachios and chocolate chips in this recipe. You can use the leaves and the flowers of…
  • Is it OK to Shop at Trader Joe’s for Your Food and Produce? : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

    Kevin Gianni
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    Can’t find produce this fresh at Trader Joe’s. (White Pineapple in Quepos, Costa Rica, in 2009) My mom loves Trader Joe’s… She loves the prices, the fact that it’s a small, local-seeming grocer and she raves about the “quality” of the food. In her mind, it’s a health food store – at least she’s told us a few times that it has some “great healthy options.” When we go home for the holidays, I can guarantee that there are at least 5-10 boxed products from TJ’s in the fridge, freezer and cabinet. My mom’s not the…
  • Renegade Health Radio: Raising Healthy Children

    Kevin Gianni
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    In this podcast: In this episode we discuss Raising Healthy Children: Hear Kevin and Frederic’s personal experiences with being raised and understand how this affects everybody’s health experiences and beliefs even through today. 3:33 Why kids who may seem like “fussy eaters” may just actually not be hungry. Chances are you don’t need to worry about them starving! 9:36 How being so militant with every single bite of food that your child eats may actually be doing them more harm than good. 10:41 Understand how important it is for children to go through their own…
  • The Aging Gut: Do Probiotics and Supplemental Fiber Help Us Live Longer?

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    One thing we know for certain, a healthy gut prevents disease and promotes longevity. As we age, all parts of our body get old with us, including the gut. We’ve come to learn how important our gut is to health, but have overlooked the role it plays in aging. The gut may well turn out to be one of the modifiable factors for longevity. From Beginning to End We start life with a sterile gut, but as the infant’s head passes through the birth canal, the baby ingests bacteria that begin to instantly colonize the gut. When first put to the breast to nurse, the baby consumes unique strains of…
 
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    In the Pipeline

  • Chemistry on Android

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    A reader sends along an organic chemistry mechanisms game that he's released on Google Play. I don't have an android device, so I haven't tried it out myself, but those of you who teaching organic (or looking for ways to teach it), have a look and send along some feedback. Now if someone can set it up so that you have to draw the Mitsunobu or the Cannizarro right in order to move a bird, storm a castle, or make a row of candy disappear, than you could really cash in. . . Other suggestions for chemistry apps on Android welcome in the comments - I'll move them up here to the body of the post as…
  • Science And Dramatic Art: Any Intersections?

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    Someone asked me this the other day, and I've never had a good answer for it. Has there ever been a realistic, compelling depiction of of what it's like to do scientific research in any movie, TV show, or play? My own answer is that while the number of dramatic works that have mishandled the subject are beyond counting, there are still many that manage to deal with scientific topics in a reasonable way. But how many of them are able to depict what it's actually like to be a scientist? Perhaps the problem is that "realistic" and "compelling" are almost impossible to achieve at the same time…
  • Nivolumab Racks Up Another Success

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    I'm always happy to highlight impressive clinical data, and this is impressive. Bristol-Myers Squibb's nivolumab (which has been doing very well in clinical trials so far) apparently has very significant effects in refractory squamous cell lung cancer as well. 41% of the patients on the drug in the latest study are alive at the one-year mark, and expected survival is maybe 15% at best. That's a very tough patient population to treat, and this is very good news. The entire PD-1 therapeutic area looks to change the oncology landscape, because we're just barely getting into what's possible with…
  • Down With the Western Blot?

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    A reader sends along a thought that touches on a lot of the publication scandals that have happened in molecular biology over the years. A very common feature of these is manipulation of Western blots (see that graphic the other day on the Sarkar case, assembled by a reader of Retraction Watch who goes under the name of "Scrutineer", for an excellent example). In the hands of the unscrupulous, images get duplicated, swapped, stretched, flipped, contrast-adjusted and digitally whitewashed, all in the name of making a good story. But gel images seem to be an essential part of publication in…
  • Google's Nanoparticle Diagnostic Ideas

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    Google's "Google X" division, the part that works on odd high-risk high-reward projects, is apparently interested in diagnostic nanoparticles. That Wired article is pretty short on specifics, but the company's Andrew Conrad revealed a few details in a talk yesterday. The idea, apparently, is to use magnetic-cored nanoparticles to interrogate various body functions, then to reconcentrate them in some superficial vein for a readout. I had thought initially that there would be a blood draw at that point, which seems like less of a leap, but apparently the idea is for some sort of across-the-skin…
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Does cancer grow more aggressively at night?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Scientists studying relationships between different types of cells have encountered some new and potentially important information about how—and when—cancerous tumors grow most aggressively. According to a new study, cancerous tumors may grow faster at night, during the hours typically taken up by sleep. Their discovery may point the way toward new, circadian-aligned strategies for treating cancer. Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science have found evidence that some cancers may grow more quickly during nighttime, resting hours than during the waking day. The finding came…
  • Does your sleep wax and wane with the moon?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Do you notice changes in your nighttime self around the time of the full moon? I’m not talking about howling at it. I’m talking about changes to your sleep. A new study by researchers at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg has identified a link between sleep patterns and lunar phases, especially at the time of the full moon. Their study included 47 healthy young adults. Researchers found sleep was delayed by an average of 25 minutes around the time of the full moon. They also found sleepers to be more vulnerable to sleep disruption during the time of the full moon. At the time of the new…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • STAY OUT LONGER® COLDAVENGER FACEMASK FOR THE ELEMENTS

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

    Aaron Usiskin
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Simple, easy and powerful, yup the rabbit has nothing on the iXO Vivo™ Power Corkscrew.Opening wine just got a lot more fun. With the Skil iXO Vivo™ power corkscrew, popping open a bottle of wine is as easy as tightening a screw. Which, by the way, it can also do.Unique corkscrew attachment4V Max power with 20% longer run timeCompact, powerful and lightweightSiteLight™ LED work light for better visibility
  • Garmin Forerunner 920XT: The Best Multisport Watch Period https://static.garmincdn.com/en/products/010-01174-00/g/pd-04-lg.jpg

    Aaron Usiskin
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    From big and bulky to the most perfect training watch to date +Garmin, you have nailed it. As the landscape keeps changing, one thing is for sure, Athletes need watches that perform and last. Plain and simple. Yes you have the +APPLE WATCH coming out, that will be great for the general user, but for true multisport athletes this watch is going to raise the bar. just with its color screen it has. +Polar  you have simple issues like the magnets that hold the little door on the back, rusting. That in itself is a good reason to buy the  920xt.
  • Tree House That's a Tent!

    Aaron Usiskin
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    The Tentsile Connect is the ultimate 2 person portable treehouse tent . With a removable fly sheet, available in a choice of colours it offers you and your partner the chance to connect with each other and nature, but can also connect to other Tentsile Connect tents to create suspended super-camps of 3 or more tents creating additional central communal space!  Lighter, cheaper, modular, versatile and truly the best in arboreal camping. Now you and your friends can all hang out together with no limit to the size of your crew.$479
  • Best Jackets for Winter!

    Aaron Usiskin
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    Here comes the fall, it really never felt like summer arrived. It was one of the best summers I can remember, cool and just fans in the house. Well we are at fall now and it is time to start to think about Jackets. Outside Magazine has the 5 best for 2015.Bergans Utakleiv ($189)Arc’teryx Ceres ($750)Dynafit Denali ($400)Black Diamond Front Point $599Patagonia Wind Shield ($139)
 
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    Hospital Impact

  • Need for patient-centered, compassionate care drives doctor

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    By Jennifer M. Loeb For me, safe patient care is more than adherence to checklists and standard operating protocols. It is a consequence of an approach to treating patients that's characterized by applying medical evidence in a patient-centric way, by ensuring that compassion enters into care decisions and by listening with purpose to a patient's articulated needs and, often helping them identify what those needs may be. I look forward to becoming a caregiver who can bring those attributes to my patient interactions. To say that I have evolved over many years to this point may be true, but it…
  • Change to small balance insurance claims process can save hospitals money

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    by Kevin L. Shrake I believe that every healthcare executive would agree that managing the complex process of sending out bills and collecting the amounts due is a challenging, labor intensive process. Take the mixed bag of self pay, Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance, follow the rules as best you can and try to carve out a modest profit. How do we counterbalance the competing incentives of wanting to get paid what we are owed versus the "deny and underpayment tactics" of the insurance companies? Every hospital in the country has a certain amount of low balance, insurance claims per…
  • Traditional communication isn't enough: Use entertainment education to fight Ebola

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    by Andrea J. Simon The World Health Organization declared the 2014 outbreak of Ebola in Africa an extraordinary event. Experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cite crisis communication as critical in stemming the outbreak. The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative's Health COMpass has made social and behavior change communication materials publicly available. My organization works with healthcare providers that need or want to change. Given human nature, what usually forces this change is a crisis, and what could be a bigger crisis than the Ebola virus now…
  • The patient-centered medical home: Keys to overcoming obstacles to success

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    By Debra Beaulieu-Volk The industry holds high hopes for the patient-centered medical home model, but some adopters have struggled to achieve its triple aim of improved care experience, improved population health and reduced cost of care. In the decade since the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) first introduced the concept of this "new model of care," medical practices have learned much about the keys to PCMH implementation and success, according to Robert L. Wergin, M.D., FAAFP, a family physician in Milford, Nebraska, and president of the AAFP. FiercePracticeManagement spoke…
  • Molina Healthcare's new centralized procurement operation saves time, money

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    by Ilene MacDonald Accounts payable and the cloud may hold the secret to providing quality healthcare. At least that's what Molina Healthcare--an organization that provides healthcare to financially vulnerable families and individuals covered by government programs--discovered when it created an in-house centralized procurement operation, a move that kept administrative costs down while it expanded staff and membership. Rapid growth was the main reason the Long Beach, California-based organization, which offers health plans in nine states and has medical clinics in California, Florida, New…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • Sometimes ADHD Mistakes Can Be a Good Thing?

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

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

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

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:56 pm
    There I was on the eve of the 20th, all set to write a great article about managing ADHD procrastination with a small rewards system, when sickness struck. I'm not sure what it was, but I spent almost a full week comatose on the couch. I had food, but no energy to cook it. I had paid subscriptions to online video services, but forgot to pay my internet bill. What happened to the scheduled payment? Why didn't it go through? I didn't have the strength to find out. I then realized weakly that Netflix, Crunchyroll, and DramaFever were not going to succor me back to health. There was a free WiFi…
  • Suicide: No One Cares? It Depends on Who You Listen To

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Do you struggle with suicidal ideation and keep it to yourself because so many people let you down? Do you have a hard time opening up to people about these dark feelings because you’re afraid of being rejected? You might be surprised to learn you’re in good company. A lot of suicidal people receive a slap in the face instead of a hand of support, metaphorically speaking. I’ve confided in family members, ecclesiastical leaders, and friends only to be let down time after time. Some people simply can’t handle the conversation. Their mind flees out of their ear in search of sunshine the…
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    Cancer Research UK - Science blog

  • A new vision for the NHS: what does it mean for cancer?

    Emlyn Samuel
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    Last week NHS England, along with a range of other organisations involved in the NHS, published its future plans for the NHS – called the Five Year Forward View. In doing so, it sets out a vision for how the NHS must change to meet new challenges – such as people living longer, with complex health issues – and to make sure patients get the best care possible. In it, the new Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, sets out his plans for the NHS – and the signs are encouraging. Even the media agrees, with many seeing the report as a bold vision for the future of…
  • News digest – lung stats, political action, PARP inhibitors and more

    Henry Scowcroft
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    We released new stats showing that around 1,800 patients with lung cancer are missing out on surgery each year, because of local variations in care. This needs political action to fix – something we’re highlighting in our Cross Cancer Out campaign. In other healthcare policy news, the head of the NHS unveiled a new five-year plan for our health service, but highlighted the need for further government investment, according to the BBC. A drug we helped develop edged closer to getting a European license. Olaparib – a type of drug known as a PARP inhibitor – has shown promise…
  • No, sunbathing is NOT a ‘great new way to lose weight’

    Sarah Williams
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    Research published today about sun, weight and diabetes has made for some worrying, or even misleading, headlines.  While we all need some sun to make vitamin D, we also need to bear in mind the risk of skin cancer – especially for fairer skinned people and those who burn more easily. This new research from an international team, and published in the journal Diabetes, investigated whether ultraviolet (UV) light could affect weight gain in mice. In our opinion The Times (paywalled) got its headline about right: Sun can stop weight gain (if you’re a mouse) The ‘mouse’ part is…
  • Coming ever closer – first PARP inhibitor on track to be licensed in Europe

    Kat Arney
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    Regular readers of this blog may recognise the term ‘PARP inhibitor’. We first wrote about these exciting new drugs back in 2008 and have mentioned them regularly ever since. Designed to target cancers in people carrying inherited faults in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, PARP inhibitors have been tested in clinical trials for patients with breast, ovarian and prostate cancer caused by these genetic flaws. However, the journey from the lab to the clinic has been far from smooth, and the results have been promising but variable (including a strange case of scientific ‘mistaken identity’).
  • It’s time to Cross Cancer Out – our General Election campaign

    Lizzy Allen
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Cancer is a national issue. It affects families up and down the country. So we need to make sure that more cancers are diagnosed earlier and that everyone in the UK with a diagnosis receives the best treatment. That need is echoed today as our latest regional figures reveal that almost 2,000 lung cancer patients are missing out on life-saving surgery each year. But to turn these figures around we need political action. So with just over six months to go to the General Election, we’ve launched a new campaign, Cross Cancer Out. As politicians gear up their own election campaigns in…
 
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • SSRI exposure during pregnancy: What’s enough data?

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

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Augmentation strategies can be used to optimize response in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) who have not responded adequately to antidepressant monotherapy; however, we have no data on the use of adjunctive treatments in women with postpartum depression (PPD).   A recent study tested the effectiveness of antidepressant augmentation with aripiprazole (Abilify) in a cohort of 10 women with onset of a depression within 3 months of the birth of a healthy, close-to-term baby. The post Pilot Study: Aripiprazole Added to Antidepressants for Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH…
  • Older Moms at Higher Risk for Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    A recent study from Canada has observed higher rates of depression in mothers who have children after the age of 40. The prevalence of depression after delivery was about threefold higher in women aged 40 to 44 years as compared to women aged 30 to 35 years. This relationship was even stronger after controlling for potential confounders, including education level, marital status, and chronic illness (adjusted OR 3.72; 95% CI 2.15 to 6.41). The post Older Moms at Higher Risk for Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Anti-Epileptic Drugs and Risk of Miscarriage

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Do anti-epileptic drugs increase the risk for miscarriage and/or stillbirth? Many reports have demonstrated an association between the use of antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy and increased risk of congenital malformations and pregnancy complications, including pre-eclampsia, preterm birth, and intrauterine growth retardation.  However, little is known about the impact of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) on the risk […] The post Anti-Epileptic Drugs and Risk of Miscarriage appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Prenatal Valproate Exposure and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), which include childhood autism, autistic disorder, Asperger syndrome, atypical autism, and other pervasive developmental disorders, are characterized by social and communication difficulties and by stereotyped or repetitive behaviors and interests. It is estimated that autism spectrum disorders affect about 1% of children. While genes play a significant role in the risk […] The post Prenatal Valproate Exposure and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    prohealthblog.com

  • Beers for low carb diet plan

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

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

    Simon
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    Most people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. The pain medication may help some, but there are other options for pain relief that can provide a long term solution for your back pain. Some solutions simply allow you to relieve your back pain while you sleep. If the pain lasts more than 10 days, consult your doctor, chiropractor or massage therapist for professional help. Your mattress If your mattress is more than five years, may have bulges and gaps that cause pain in the lower back. In March 2006 a study published in “The Journal of Applied Ergonomics” reported…
  • I have back pain in the lower back and abdomen

    Simon
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    Low back pain is relatively common, however, in combination with pain in the lower abdomen may indicate a serious condition. If the pain does not go away when you change position or takes painkillers, you will probably need immediate medical attention. If you have any questions, call your doctor for advice. Kidney stones Calculations kidney are accumulations of crystalline material in the urinary tract. According to the National Department of Information Diseases Kidney and Urologic US, many stones kidney are small enough to go unnoticed. However, larger stones can cause a sharp pain in the…
  • THE SAFETY OF DENTISTRY IN MEXICO

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:05 am
    Despite Mexico’s rise as one of the world’s premier dental tourism destinations, dentistry in Mexico still has some people shuddering at the perceived lack of safety because of inadequate training of its dentists, inferior technologies and below-par hygiene standards. While the Mexico of the past may certainly have given cause for concern in these areas, modern dentistry in Mexico has moved on and competes with the best providers in the world to bring high-quality 21st century dental care to patients at affordable prices. Dentist Training: There is some confusion over dentist training in…
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    Evolving Wellness

  • Review: The Forks Over Knives Plan

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

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

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

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

  • If Only We Found Pumpkins To Be This Delicious

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's Halloween Funny Friday video features the world's cutest porcupine.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesBetween Two Ferns and Brad PittDear Kitten, About that DogRUN! (And Don't Play with Ouija Boards) 
  • What I Learned By Actually Reading That Drinking Milk Will Kill YouStudy

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    So a study was published the other day in The BMJ. In it authors explored their theory that milk consumption might in fact increase your risk of death and of hip fracture. Why? Well they finger D-galactose, one of the breakdown byproducts of the lactose in milk, which in animal models has been shown to be pro-inflammatory and lead to shortened lifespans and neurodegeneration. Extrapolating from the mouse models led the authors to infer that 1-2 glasses of daily milk would provide sufficient D-galactose for human harm. The authors further assert that not only can D-galactose lead to shortened…
  • One Year Into Our Office's Ministry Funded Childhood Obesity Program

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    A little over a year ago our office launched the Family Reset program - a program designed to work with the parents of 5-12 year old children whose weights are of concern. Some parents were worried about their children's potential future health concerns. Others were worried about current weight related bullying or self-esteem issues and weren't sure how best to help their kids. We wanted to put together a program and a team of health professionals to address all aspects of weight - from health to bias, from body image to fitness. Briefly, the fully funded (there's zero cost to families)…
  • Read It Before You Tweet It!

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    I know I've said this before, but I need to say it again. I honestly don't get it. I don't get how really smart folks, folks trained to critically appraise actual journal articles, folks for who evidence is reported to be extremely important, regularly tweet out press releases without first having read the study. Press releases are designed for hype and publicity, not for measured and scientifically supportable conclusions. If you care about your audience, and you also care about evidence, you owe it to both to stop, read the article in question, and link to it in your tweet along with your…
  • Guess What? Childhood Obesity Won't be Solved By Healthy Corner Stores Alone.

    27 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    And no, the study wasn't published in the Journal of Duh, it was published in Obesity and it explored the impact of corner stores stocking healthy foods alongside all the junk on the obesity rates of surrounding schools' 4th-6th graders over the course of 2 years. And, shocker, the singular intervention of stocking healthy foods alongside chips, candy, and soda in corner stores didn't all by itself lead the surrounding 9-11 year olds to lose weight. Yet that didn't stop The Obesity Society from tweeting out, Jumping on pop pub health initiatives w/o science costs time & resources-…
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    Highlight HEALTH

  • Cocoa Flavanols Improve Speed of Memory Tasks in Older Adults

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

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

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

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

  • Michelle King Robson Speaks at Biz 360

    Erin Kennedy
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Display Title:  Michelle King Robson Speaks at Biz 360 Subtitle:  On November 1, Michelle King Robson will be sharing her story at Biz 360 Women's Business & Soul Conference. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Find Out More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/community/share/michelle-king-robson-speaks-biz-360 Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Halloween Should be Safe as Well as Fun

    Erin Kennedy
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Display Title:  Halloween Should be Safe as Well as Fun Subtitle:  Child safety is our top concern at Halloween. Safety also needs to be ensured in children's costumes. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/parenting/content/halloween-should-be-safe-well-fun Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • 10 Tips For Parents of Children With ADHD

    Rheyanne Weaver
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    For parents of children newly diagnosed with ADHD, it may seem overwhelming at first to adjust your life to best accommodate your children. Slide Title:  1) Build a relationship with your child's teacher Image:  Image Caption:  PhotoSpin Image Text:  “It is critical that parents discuss what they have found to work with their child with the teacher so those methods can be utilized at school as well,” said Nekeshia Hammond, a licensed psychologist specializing in children, teens and families. “Similarly, parents should also listen when the teacher provides…
  • 11 Healthy Reasons to Drink More Green Tea

    Rebecca Xu
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Green tea originated in China over 4,000 years ago and remains one of the most widely consumed herbs today. Slide Title:  Anticancer Properties Image:  Image Caption:  Igor Korionov/PhotoSpin Image Text:  Regular green tea drinkers have less bladder, esophageal, ovarian, and pancreatic cancers. One study showed that women who drank two or more cups of green tea every day were 46% less likely to get ovarian cancer. Slide Title:  Relaxation and Calming Image:  Image Caption:  MonkeyBusiness Images/PhotoSpin Image Text:  Drinking green tea can reduce…
  • 5 Ways to Enjoy the Fall Season and Stay Active

    Erin Kennedy
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Display Title:  5 Ways to Enjoy the Fall Season and Stay Active Subtitle:  Fall isn’t just about chunky sweaters, boots and pumpkin-flavored foods. Here are 5 ways to stay active and enjoy fall. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/wellness/content/5-ways-enjoy-fall-season-and-stay-activ... Align:  right Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
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    But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness

  • Wigs, Hats, and Make Up… Oh My! Trying to Look Better, When You Feel Bad.

    christine
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    We have all heard the dreaded saying “But you don’t look sick?” But the last thing we want to do is walk around looking like death 24/7. It is true that when you look better you feel better, but there is a fine balance between spending tons of hours putting on full face make up, […] The post Wigs, Hats, and Make Up… Oh My! Trying to Look Better, When You Feel Bad. appeared first on But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.
  • After saying hello to my guests, I say #hellokeurig and feel like the perfect host

    christine
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    Don’t Be Afraid of the Paper Directions! So much paper packing In the box and such a thick instruction book. All those languages, I only speak English. I have to guess you are trying to hide the best secret in the world: that the new 550 is EASY to use. I have been using the […] The post After saying hello to my guests, I say #hellokeurig and feel like the perfect host appeared first on But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.
  • How do you describe your pain? Numbers on Pain Scale, Adjectives, Silly Weird Pain Faces.

    christine
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    I hear it all the time from doctors and nurses: “Tell me your pain on a scale from 1 to 10″. I always cringe at the thought of summarizing my pain and fatigue down to a number. I also get scared at the thought that I have never felt below a 4 or 5. How […] The post How do you describe your pain? Numbers on Pain Scale, Adjectives, Silly Weird Pain Faces. appeared first on But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.
  • I made a healthy little switch to Musselman’s Applesauce. Small diet changes can make a big difference.

    christine
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    How lucky is this? In the mail today, I received a free sample of Musselman’s Apple Sauce, just when I made a commitment to lose weight last week. The great god of internet says I can snack on ½ cup of unsweetened apple sauce for 2 points but with a little judgment I can even […] The post I made a healthy little switch to Musselman’s Applesauce. Small diet changes can make a big difference. appeared first on 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 […] The post What is the perfect gift to give, when you want to give the most memorable gift? appeared first on But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.
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  • Lecture in November: The Benefits of Running & How to Get Started

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

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

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

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

  • The Next Accreditation System: how fellowship programs can implement new reporting standards using a Hematology/Oncology model

    Frances Collichio, Karen Kayoumi, Lyndsey Sierra, Charles P. Clayton, Marilyn Raymond, Elaine Muchmore
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Next Accreditation System (NAS) of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) began phased implementation in July 2013 (ref 1). The NAS was developed, in part, to align the education of residents and fellows with 21st century medical care. In the report from the Carnegie Foundation regarding the current status of medical education, standardization of progressive learning outcomes was one of the major recommendations cited as necessary to improve medical training (ref 2).
  • Dangerous Proximity: Splenic Infarction after Abdominal Abscess

    Ami Schattner, Meital Adi
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A 51-year-old woman was admitted with acute abdominal pain and vomiting soon after her discharge following treatment for an intra-abdominal abscess. The pain was centered at the epigastrium and left upper quadrant, increasing with inspiration and becoming severe and constant. Examination yielded only fever and epigastric tenderness. Laboratory studies were normal except for white blood cell count of 15.6X109/L and serum lactate dehydrogenase 4464 IU/ ml (normal < 460). Chest X-ray revealed a small left pleural effusion.
  • Hypothermia in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    Sneha Neurgaonkar, Khalid Amin, Janaki Patel, Abdulraheem Alshangiti, Todd Simon
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an elusive autoimmune disorder with its ability to imitate other medical conditions with its varied manifestations. Disease flares are commonly treated with corticosteroid therapy. However, corticosteroids are notorious for their many adverse effects. This is a case of a patient experiencing hypothermia after the administration of corticosteroids for a Systemic Lupus Erythematosus flare.
  • Glucagonoma: A Paradoxical Presentation

    Cory Gaiser, Natasha Dhawan
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Glucagonomas are rare glucagon secreting tumors of alpha islet cells. The patient, a 74-year-old Caucasian male, was diagnosed with a non-specific pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor with liver metastases and did not exhibit specific signs of glucagonoma until weeks after therapy. This paper reviews the paradoxical presentation of a negative glucagon immunoperoxidase stained pancreatic tumor sample and the delayed onset of necrolytic migratory erythema.
  • Ezetimibe use remains common amongst medical inpatients

    Emily G. McDonald, Ramy R. Saleh, Todd C. Lee
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The US Food and Drug Administration licensed Ezetimibe in 2002 due to its ability to lower LDL-cholesterol levels, a surrogate marker for the risk of coronary artery disease. The negative results of the Effect of Ezetimibe Plus Simvastatin Versus Simvastatin Alone on Atherosclerosis in the Carotid Artery (ENHANCE) trial were published in 2008. Since then we have seen six additional years without a landmark study in favor of ezetimibe. Furthermore, the new American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) guidelines (2013) now strongly downplay the use of non-statin agents.
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    European Journal of Internal Medicine

  • Exclusion criteria for sarcoidosis: A novel approach for an ancient disease?

    Anastasiya Atanasova Chokoeva, Georgi Tchernev, Marco Tana, Claudio Tana
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The differentiation between sarcoidosis and sarcoid-like reactions still remains a debated issue. Current diagnostic criteria for cutaneous sarcoidosis are not adequately implemented in the clinical practice and have not been fully evaluated in several studies [1]. Various authors have hypothesized that some tissue antigens in sarcoid granulomas are pathogenetic factors also for sarcoidosis, hence the assertion that sarcoidosis is a multifactorial disease in certain groups of patients with underlying genetic predisposition [1].
  • Multiple nodules on the bilateral lower extremities

    Hsin-Yu Fang, Chia-Hung Chen, Wei-Chih Liao
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A 55-year-old female with a history of asthma, diabetes mellitus and hypertension presented with a 2-month history of multiple tender nodules on the bilateral lower extremities. She suffered from asthma and had been treated with, on average, 10–20mg prednisolone daily for years. Physical examination revealed multiple erythematous tender nodules, measuring 2–4cm on the bilateral lower extremities (Fig. 1, Panel A). Ulceration and purulent discharge were found in the largest nodule on the right thigh (Fig. 1, Panel A).
  • People with tuberculosis are associated with a subsequent risk of depression

    Te-Chun Shen, Chien-Yu Wang, Cheng-Li Lin, Wei-Chih Liao, Chia-Hung Chen, Chih-Yen Tu, Te-Chun Hsia, Chuen-Ming Shih, Wu-Huei Hsu, Chi-Jung Chung
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There is some evidence that the prevalence of depression in patients with tuberculosis (TB) is higher than those in the general population. However, the incidence of depression after Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection remains unknown. Our aim was to assess the association between TB and the subsequent risk of depression.
  • Elevated serum homocysteine is a predictor of accelerated decline in renal function and chronic kidney disease: A historical prospective study

    Amos Levi, Eytan Cohen, Micha Levi, Elad Goldberg, Moshe Garty, Ilan Krause
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    To estimate the effect of elevated serum homocysteine level on renal function decline and on the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the general population.
  • Prediction of prognosis to lamivudine in patients with spontaneous reactivation of hepatitis B virus-related acute-on-chronic liver failure: Using virologic response at week 4

    Yang Xiang-hui, Xiao Lang, Zhang Yan, Zhang Li, Shi Xiao-feng, Ren Hong
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Current results had demonstrated lamivudine (LAM) contributed to improve liver function and short-term prognosis in patients with hepatitis B virus-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF), but data concerning the outcome of long-term prognosis are limited. Our objective was to explore the prediction value of early viral response for prognosis and LAM resistance in ACLF patients with lamivudine treatment within 96weeks.
 
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    AAFP News

  • AAFP Member Describes His Experience Overcoming Ebola

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    AAFP member Kent Brantly, M.D., sat down with AAFP News shortly before his speech to a packed ballroom during the AAFP Assembly on Oct. 24 to discuss his experience with Ebola infection.
  • News and Views From 2014 Congress of Delegates, Assembly

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    This page provides a roundup of photos from the 2014 Congress of Delegates and Assembly, as well as social media coverage of the events, videos by and about participants, and more.
  • New 'Out and About' Assembly CME Draws Sell-out Crowds

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    At last week's AAFP Assembly, the Academy offered something new: off-site CME with an element of fun. Both Out and About sessions sold out.
  • AAFP Reveals New Name for 2015 Annual Meeting

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    At the close of the 2014 AAFP Assembly, Academy EVP and CEO Doug Henley, M.D., delivered a surprise announcement. Starting in 2015, the premier family medicine event of the year will be known as FMX, or the Family Medicine Experience.
  • Members Debate Wide Range of Public Health Policy Issues

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    AAFP members attending the 2014 Congress of Delegates in Washington took up a diverse set of resolutions, discussing topics that ranged from rapid diagnostic testing by pharmacists to working with the DEA to ease restrictions on writing electronic prescriptions for controlled substances.
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    Everyone's Medical Blog Posts - DoctorsHangout.com

  • Millers Anesthesia 2 Volumes Set IE

    Meri Pustak
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Elsevier  released new edition of "Millers Anesthesia 2 Volumes Set IE by Ronald D Miller".  First on MeriPustak.com, buy "Millers Anesthesia 2 Volumes Set IE by Ronald D Miller at 15% Discount off."  Visit  http://http://www.meripustak.com/Millers-Anesthesia--2-Volumes-Set-IE/Anesthesia/Books/pid-116027 Millers-Anesthesia--2-Volumes-Set-IE_116027.jpg to order your copy now.
  • Listen To This: 5 Things Your Ears Can Tell You About Your Health

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:51 pm
    It’s time to unplug your ears and tune in to what they can reveal about your health, from heart to kidney disease.  From our lips to our nose to our ears, the human body can provide us with a plethora of clues when it comes to our health. Our ears are not only instruments of hearing that orchestrate sound waves in our ear canal and ear drum, they can also help us to tune in to serious health issues. If you look and listen closely, the appearance of our ears and what’s inside them provide an ultimate guide to our physical health. 1. Ear Crease The appearance of our outer ear can provide a…
  • Benefits of Chocolate: The Common Cold And 4 Illnesses That Can Be Treated By Chocolate Consumption

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    It’s time to include a new addition to your medicine cabinet: chocolate. The recently named new “super food” can reduce the risks of a series of diseases and fight the common cold, all the while increasing your longevity. Everyone knows it tastes great — on average, 12 pounds of chocolate are consumed per person per year in the U.S., with an estimated $13 billion spent annually nation-wide, says the California Academy of Sciences. But now the scientific community is also encouraging you to satisfy your sweet tooth — at least in moderation. "Cacao seeds should be considered a 'super…
  • Your breast too needs to stay young

    DR.MOHAN SHARMA
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    Your face is not your only fortune. Here's how to keep your assets as young and healthy as the rest of you Women have long complained about sagging frames and crinkly cleavages, but it is far from a storm in a D-cup. According to Steve Horvath, a geneticist at UCLA's medical school in the US, different parts of the body age at different rates. "Healthy breast tissue," he says, "is about two to three years older than the rest of a woman's body." Which makes it even more important to prevent your torso from ageing. Here's a list of factors to keep in mind. The wrong bra size With around 80 per…
  • YOUR POOP

    DR.MOHAN SHARMA
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Try as you might to distract yourself from analysing your poop by digging your head into the day's news or browsing Twitter, the truth is that the waste your body discards is a mirror to your health. "The day you don't pass stool satisfactorily, your general wellbeing gets disrupted," says, head of the gastroenterology department at KEM hospital, Professor Shobna Bhatia. Vashibased pathologist, Dr Prasad Kulkarni, takes it a step further to discuss the mind-poop connect. "Your bowel movement is also an indicator of your mental health. Problems like diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome and…
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    GruntDoc

  • Grumpy People Get the Details Right — Science of Us

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

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

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    20 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    “@MDaware: common misnomer – most emergency “rooms” are actually peninsulas” Related posts: Did she see the jacket yet? “@MDaware: LittleAware is nonplussed about joining the Cobra Kai pic.twitter.com/QCZXc7WloT” Did she see the jacket yet? “@MDaware: LittleAware is nonplussed... @doconskis @mdaware @cbsdfw @aceofspadeshq Defining illness down. Think ‘prehypertension’. @doconskis @mdaware @cbsdfw @aceofspadeshq Defining illness down. Think ‘prehypertension’.... @monashanaes @ketaminh @MDAware hardest hit @monashanaes @ketaminh @MDAware…
  • RT @TheTechDoc: Air Force training sir! pic.twitter.com/FLYlbfDcmW

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    20 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    RT @TheTechDoc: Air Force training sir! pic.twitter.com/FLYlbfDcmW Related posts: Coldest might of my life there Jan 1990 “@TheTechDoc: Hanging out at the #uso waiting for my bus to camp bullis. pic.twitter.com/OuuCfwal3d” Coldest might of my life there Jan 1990 “@TheTechDoc: Hanging... FYI. pic.twitter.com/o7Y0ZFVbpY FYI. pic.twitter.com/o7Y0ZFVbpY... RT @BenHowe: Photo of the CDC assuring us that everything is fine. pic.twitter.com/sYG0E6d69b RT @BenHowe: Photo of the CDC assuring us that everything... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • How could an ER miss Ebola? Let me explain… | EdwinLeap.com edwinleap.com/how-could-an-e… via @twitterapi

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    How could an ER miss Ebola? Let me explain… | EdwinLeap.com edwinleap.com/how-could-an-e… via @twitterapi Related posts: Who To Blame When You Get Ebola: A CDC Guide For Healthcare Workers thehappyhospitalist.blogspot.com/2014/10/Ebola-… via @HapyHospitalist Who To Blame When You Get Ebola: A CDC Guide... Leadership. Finally. Military preps team for Ebola response in US cnn.com/2014/10/19/hea… Leadership. Finally. Military preps team for Ebola response in US... RT @BrianCurtisNBC5: Dallas County can now do #Ebola testing. Samples don’t need to go to Austin. Goal is to speed up…
 
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    EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health

  • Viewing cancer on the move: New device yields close-up look at metastasis

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Johns Hopkins University) Johns Hopkins engineers have invented a lab device to give cancer researchers an unprecedented microscopic look at metastasis, the complex way that tumor cells spread through the body, causing more than 90 percent of cancer-related deaths.
  • Scientists replicate the tide with two buckets, aquarium tubing, and a pump

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (American Journal of Botany) A design for a new, inexpensive tidal simulation unit enables researchers to investigate tidal marsh plant growth in a controlled setting. The unit costs less than US$27 to build, takes up less than two square feet of space, and does not require external plumbing; the protocol is available in the November issue of Applications in Plant Sciences. The system could be an important tool for researchers working to preserve and restore environmentally important wetlands.
  • Cancer cell fingerprints in the blood may speed up childhood cancer diagnosis

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Cancer Research UK) Newly-identified cancer cell fingerprints in the blood could one day help doctors diagnose a range of children's cancers faster and more accurately, according to research* presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference next week.
  • Wayne State receives $1.16 million HRSA grant to enhance statewide regional centers

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) The Michigan Area Health Education Center, a Wayne State University program that seeks to increase access to quality primary care providers in underserved communities, today announced that it has been awarded a one-year, $1.16 million grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration to promote and provide health care career preparation initiatives, clinical experiences and continuing education programs across Michigan.
  • Efficient genetic editing

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Harvard University) Led by Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology David Liu, a team of Harvard researchers have developed a system that uses commercially-available molecules called cationic lipids -- long, greasy molecules that carry a positive charge -- to efficiently deliver genome-editing proteins into cells, and have even demonstrated that the technology can be used to perform genome editing in living animals.
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    BestHealth Mag

  • How to get full brows like Cara Delevigne

    mgreer
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
  • Would you give your pet a massage?

    mgreer
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
  • Does your posture look like this? How to stand up straight

    mgreer
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Alexandra Kimball; Illustrations by James Provost Short Description:  Our tech-addicted lifestyles are affecting our posture. Here's how to identify and correct your posture problems Slide Title:  Stand up straight Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  As laptops, smartphones and tablets play more prominent roles in our lives, our posture is suffering. "The screen is a magnet. It wants to pull your body forward," says Rubina Tahir, a Philadelphia-based chiropractor. Over time, she says, leaning in weakens…
  • Stay healthy and energized when travelling for work

    mgreer
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Short Description:  Three experts give advice for dealing with a gruelling work travel schedule Slide Title:  A doctor's advice Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  Frequent flying and regularly crossing time zones disrupts your circadian rhythm, or internal clock, and causes jet lag. You're knocked out of sync with your environment, making you tired and wired at the same time. Symptoms include headaches, irritability, brain fog and low energy. In the days before your flight, maintain a consistent sleep schedule to…
  • My Healthy Life: Jo Lusted

    mgreer
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
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    Association of Health Care Journalists

  • Five journalists receive 2015 Health Care Performance fellowships

    Len Bruzzese
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The Association of Health Care Journalists has awarded five journalists AHCJ Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance for work to be completed in 2015. The program, in its fifth year, is meant to help journalists understand and report on the performance of local health care markets and the U.S. health system as a whole. The fellowship program, supported by The Commonwealth Fund, is intended to give experienced print, broadcast and online reporters an opportunity to concentrate on the performance of health care systems – or significant parts of those systems – locally, regionally…
  • A one-year assessment of the ACA

    Joanne Kenen
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    The New York Times recently pulled their reportorial and graphics know-how together to do a one-year assessment of the ACA.  It concludes: “After a year fully in place, the Affordable Care Act has largely succeeded in delivering on President Obama’s main promises, an analysis by a team of reporters and data researchers shows. But it has also fallen short in some ways and given rise to a powerful conservative backlash.” Image by HealthCare.gov. The package consists of seven sections that run the gamut, with some key numbers and charts.  Overall it’s a positive but not uncritical…
  • Latest Leapfrog scores show hospitals need to improve patient safety

    Joseph Burns
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    A new report from the Leapfrog Group couldn’t be more timely given the attention hospitals have received recently on the need to improve patient safety, particularly infection-control procedures. Image by Julie Kertesz via flickr. On Wednesday, Leapfrog released a report showing a lack of progress on patient outcomes and a decline on certain patient-safety measures, such as preventing surgical site infections during major colon surgery. The data also show that hospitals made improvements in processes and safe practices, such as instituting hand-hygiene policies and physician staffing in…
  • Journalist offered money to cover Alzheimer’s briefing

    Pia Christensen
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    A representative of Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, which treats and researches Alzheimer’s disease, has issued invitations to cover an hour-long briefing hosted by its principal scientist. Image by Logan Campbell via flickr. The lure? “Participants will receive $100 for their commitment to write about the impact of Alzheimer’s and what readers can do to help combat the disease.” The organization is part of Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country. The emailed invitation includes more details about how to collect on its offer: If you participate, BAI…
  • New Harvard report says U.S. unprepared to help seniors age in place

    Liz Seegert
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    A newly-released report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University says the U.S. is woefully unprepared to meet the escalating need for affordable, accessible housing that offers social connectivity and support services for America’s seniors. Many older adults already must decide between paying for food, medication or rent, and as the population ages this crisis is getting worse. The new report, Housing America’s Older Adults, says that existing housing often lacks basic features needed by seniors, such as wheelchair accessibility. This lack of necessary features…
 
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    Lifescript

  • How Howie Mandel Deals With Atrial Fibrillation

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Linda Childers, Special to LifescriptWhen comedian, actor and TV host Howie Mandel was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, he quickly learned that his irregular heartbeat was no laughing matter. In this exclusive Lifescript interview, find out how Mandel controls his condition and why he wants other people to know the signs and risk factors for AFib… Howie Mandel is used to getting laughs. Whether he’s performing stand-up comedy, judging on “America’s Got Talent” or pulling pranks on his hidden-camera show, “Deal With It,” the 58-year-old…
  • Keep Those Kidneys Healthy!

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffKidney problems can affect people with diabetes because kidneys tend to overwork with high blood glucose. The kidneys have to flush out the excess sugar and, eventually, may become overworked and can stop functioning. Kidney dialysis or kidney transplant are then required to remove toxins from your body. To avoid kidney complications, there are a few things you can do: Keep your blood glucose under control. This is always the best way to prevent complications. Have a urine test to check for microalbumin (a small amount of leaking protein) every year if you…
  • Gastrointestinal Problems?

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dorothy Foltz-Gray, Special to Lifescript Is a queasy stomach or indigestion cramping your lifestyle? Gas, bloating and diarrhea can be embarrassing and debilitating. Find out what’s causing your gastric gremlins and how to ease the discomfort... Gastrointestinal disorders like bloating and diarrhea are uncomfortable, upsetting – and on the rise. Hospital walk-in visits for heartburn, for example, increased 2,000% between 1975-2004, according to a 2008 government report.What’s to blame for our rising stomach problems? Lots of things, including age, weight gain and stress. And women…
  • Hepatitis C and Baby Boomers

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Diane Wedner, Lifescript Health WriterPeople over 50, beware: You may have hepatitis C, a life-threatening liver disease, and not know it. The viral infection has almost no symptoms. In an exclusive Lifescript interview, an expert talks about hepatitis C and baby boomers, and how new drug treatments are promising a cure… Baby boomers who dabbled in intravenous recreational drugs and embraced free love decades ago are now finding that behavior can have a price: hepatitis C. The deadly viral disease brings few symptoms. In fact, it can live in your body silently for decades, slowly…
  • How to Stop Clenching Teeth to Protect Your Smile

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Paul R. Johnson, D.D.S., Lifescript’s Dental Health Expert Do you wake up with headaches, neck pain or sore teeth? You could have bruxism and be unconsciously clenching teeth while you sleep. Paul R. Johnson, D.D.S., explains this common women’s health problem, how to recognize it and how to stop teeth grinding for good... If you’re like more than 50% of women, you probably have a nighttime habit you may not even know about: gnashing, grinding or clenching teeth while you sleep. And for about 10% of you, this could be causing serious problems.It’s a condition known as bruxism. We…
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  • Health Clinic Brings Medical Relief to Haiti

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerShould you be afraid of the Ebola epidemic? Several friends have contacted me recently regarding concerns about Ebola. In particular, they ask whether they should delay or avoid air travel that passes through airports serving as international hubs. My advice is that because air travel remains quite safe – Ebola is still extremely rare outside of West Africa – it’s very unlikely the disease will be transmitted during flight or in airports, in the near term. However, this could change quickly as more cases find their…
  • Tips to Prevent Enterovirus D68

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerEnterovirus D68 is serious. The good news: you can help prevent it in your children. In August, Children’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of a sudden increase in children hospitalized with a severe respiratory illness. A few days later, the CDC was notified by University of Chicago Children’s Hospital of several patients admitted with a similar infection. The diagnosis: enterovirus D68, also known as EV-D68, a relative of the polio virus. From mid-August to October…
  • Artificial Sweeteners May Expand Your Waistline

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerHold the diet drink? Pitch the blue and pink sweeteners? A study in mice and humans published in the journal Nature has some alarming news for dieters who consume artificial sweeteners in an effort to control their weight. Zero-calorie, artificial sweeteners may actually impair our ability to metabolize glucose, which can lead to glucose intolerance – a known forerunner to diabetes. This metabolic scrambling is believed to be caused by changes to the healthy bacteria in our gut from consuming artificial sweeteners. Researchers at…
  • New Blood Test Can Detect Depression

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerDepression is difficult to diagnose. Like other mental illnesses, diagnosis of these disorders relies on subjective assessments by the doctor and patient. That may be changing. Now, a blood-based set of biomarkers (proteins detected from a blood test) strongly indicates the presence of major depressive disorders (M.D.D.), according to a study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry. And certain of the biomarkers might enable doctors to follow and predict response to therapy. M.D.D. is a complex psychiatric disease that can be…
 
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala

  • Simple measures that convince kids to drink less sugar

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

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

    Dr. Ayala
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    We’re rightfully worried about our overconsumption of sugar, but unfortunately, there’s mounting evidence that non-caloric sweeteners are also linked with obesity and diabetes. A new study offers a fascinating mechanism that explains this link, and a serious suspicion that it’s not just an association: those sweeteners might actually directly cause what we hoped they’d help fix.
  • A tan or a carrot?

    Dr. Ayala
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    There are two important ways to affect skin pigmentation: It can change when exposed to the sun, by producing melanin, or by the pigments we ingest, mainly carotenoids found in carrots, sweet potatoes, dark green leafy greens, sweet red peppers and other colorful fruits and veggies. So can carrots replace a suntan?
  • Whole wheat-ifying school lunch

    Dr. Ayala
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Children ate as much pizza made with whole-wheat crust as that made with refined grain and liked it just as much, a new study shows.
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    Walker Tea Review

  • Tea Drinker: Souheki Mori

    Jason Walker
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
     I was sorely tempted to prod Souheki for longer, fuller answers to my questions about the value of the Japanese tea ceremony. Upon reflection, however, I thought it better to leave her responses as they were – simple, straightforward, but full of meaning. There was something about the brevity of the answers that reflected the […]
  • Tea Review 540: Happy Earth’s Singbulli 1F

    Jason Walker
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
      Origin: Singbulli Estate Harvest: 1st Flush, 2014 Score: 92 Price (as of post): 2.6 oz = $19.70  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Happy Earth Tea. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a […]
  • Tea Review 539: Tea Journeyman’s Bvumbwe Peony

    Jason Walker
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
      Origin: Satemwa Tea Estate, Thyolo, Malawi Score: 84 Price (as of post): 1 oz = $7.75  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Tea Journeyman. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a tea reviewed? […]
  • Tea As Meditation

    Jason Walker
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Tea and meditation have associated themselves for centuries. One legend puts the birth of tea plants alongside the creation of a new form of meditation. The story goes that Bodhidharma tore off his eyelids after falling asleep seven years into a nine year wall-gazing meditation. His discarded peeper-covers fell in the dirt and became tea […]
  • Tea Review 538: Teavivre’s Nonpareil Te Gong Huang Shan Mao Feng

    Jason Walker
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
      Origin: Shexian County, Huang Shan, Anhui Harvest: 28 March 2014 Score: 86 Price (as of post): 5 g sample = $3.00  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Teavivre. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to […]
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  • EEOC lawsuit against Honeywell asks: ‘When does employee wellness go too far?’

    Jonah Comstock
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    Employers are turning more and more to preventative wellness programs to keep down their employee’s eventual healthcare costs, including biometric screenings to determine early risk factors. But when those screenings are mandatory, and incentivized through sanctions for opting out rather than rewards for opting in, does that cross the line into violating employee’s privacy? Has […]
  • Highmark insurance to cover Iagnosis web-based dermatologist vists

    Aditi Pai
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    Iagnosis, parent company of virtual visit skin care company DermatologistOnCall, announced that starting in 2015, health insurance company Highmark will cover web-based dermatologist visits for its commercial members in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware. “We need to make sure our members get the right care in the right setting, and telemedicine is a key tool to help make […]
  • AliveCor’s ECG device now works with GreatCall smartphones

    Jonah Comstock
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Smartphone-enabled ECG medical device maker AliveCor and Greatcall, which makes a line of mobile phones and health services marketed to seniors, have partnered to bring the AliveCor device to GreatCall phones. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, claiming about 1 million lives each year,” David Inns, CEO of GreatCall, said in a […]
  • Microsoft launches Band, its fitness-focused smartwatch and Microsoft Health app

    Aditi Pai
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Microsoft has officially launched a fitness-focused smart watch, called Microsoft Band as well as a new health tracking platform, called Microsoft Health. This announcement came just a week after another report leaked about the device. The product has been in development since 2010 when Microsoft launched the Kinect motion sensor for Xbox, Microsoft explains in a feature post. Microsoft […]
  • Proteus Digital Health quietly launches consumer-facing wearable for athletes

    Jonah Comstock
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Proteus Digital Health, which offers medication adherence and wellness monitoring built around an ingestible sensor pill, has quietly launched a new, consumer-facing offering. Proteus Recovery, which now has a Twitter account, a trademark filing, and a section on Proteus’s website, is a biometrics monitoring patch for athletes to help them recover from a workout faster. “Proteus Recover is […]
 
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • Trouble in Oz: Study Supporting Oz-Promoted Diet Pills Formally Retracted

    Elizabeth
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Dr. Oz is making headlines again for products he’s promoted not passing “scientific muster.” Four months ago, the well-known doctor was skewered in a Senate hearing on false claims made in advertising for weight loss products; in part due to a lack of scientific evidence supporting those claims. Now, a study supporting diet pills containing [...]
  • 8 Easy Cauldron Dinners for Halloween Night

    Brandi Koskie
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    OK, OK, we’re talking about a Crock Pot, but for Halloween a cauldron just sounds so much cooler! With the hustle and bustle that Halloween night can be, make one thing super easy on yourself — dinner. Load up your cauldron — or slow cooker — in the morning and by evening you’ve got a [...]
  • Forks Over Knives Plan Pushes Whole Food Vegan Diet for Beginners

    Mary
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Most, if not all, chronic disease can be controlled, even reversed, with a diet that eliminates animal products and processed foods and is ultra-low in fat. At least that’s the premise of Forks Over Knives, the film and the book that “helped spark a nutrition revolution.” It spotlights the benefits of a whole food diet (nothing processed [...]
  • Michelle Moran Lost 213 Pounds and Her Binge Eating Habit, “I Only Trusted Myself to Buy Enough Groceries for One Day.”

    Dani Stone
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s been three years since Michele Moran tipped the scales at almost 400 pounds. Overweight as a child, Michelle adopted a habit of binge eating that only got worse when she moved out on her own. Now, with a new healthy outlook on food and a weight loss of 213 pounds, Michelle is looking forward to a bright future [...]
  • 17 Most LOL Food and Fitness Puns, Featuring Michelle Obama

    Katie McGrath
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Sure, they’re super cheesy and a little overplayed at times, but you know you can’t help but crack a smile and a you-got-me laugh when the perfect pun comes along. With as heavy a scene as we all try to paint when it comes to our food and fitness, it feels good to look at [...]
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    Medical Education Blog

  • Designing the Flipped Classroom: Part 1 Analysis

    djb103
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    We have to articulate that process publicly, so that the people following new processes are not mistaken for cowboys or illiterates. - Mike Caulfield There has been lots of talk recently about Competence by Design and about new technologies not contributing what people expected to learning. I am going to try to answer one issue of the latter with the former. Flipped classrooms are either the next wonder of technology or a total disaster depending on who you listen too. As always I answer “It isn’t the tool, it’s the pedagogy.” I am going to use the ADDIE approach to…
  • Is the End of Lecturing, the End of Teaching?

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

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

    djb103
    4 Feb 2014 | 2:15 pm
    In my basic teaching classes, I talk about the “5 Step Approach to Teaching Skills and Procedures” but I don’t usually talk about why this technique works better than simply telling someone how to do X. I recently was looking at an article about flipping the classroom that asked can you learn to fold an origami crane by watching a video once. The answer of course is no. Try it by watching the linked video above. Why is it impossible? Does previous origami experience make the doing easier? STEPS Unless you are one of the unique individuals with an eidetic memory, the video…
  • The Flipped Classroom Goblin

    djb103
    20 Jan 2014 | 1:53 pm
    I just sat down with a group of 1st and 2nd year medical students to hear horror stories about their experiences with flipped classrooms. Although many of them liked the idea behind the strategy, these experiences had been overwhelmingly negative. The stories mainly consisted of 4 categories: Too Much Content A three hour lecture is boring in the classroom but it is unwatchable as an unedited video Asking students to read several articles written for medical professionals not medical students because the faculty member doesn’t have time to edit the content or doesn’t understand…
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    Health in 30

  • Speaking Event: PIAA International Conference, Amsterdam

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA   I recently had the honor of speaking at the PIAA International Section Conference, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” — How Threats Can Become Opportunities in Medical Liability, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The conference was designed to allow attendees to share experiences relating to medical liability and the medical indemnity industry internationally, and it was a huge success. I was delighted to be invited to participate to speak about social media in medicine. The presentation, Social Media: Friend or Foe in 21st Century Medicine? was part…
  • LinkedIn Pulse | Empathy: Beyond a Connection

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA This is my first LinkedIn Pulse post, Empathy: Beyond a Connection.   Being a great leader means having a clear vision, mission or goal. It means being committed, and knowing how to listen and communicate, but it involves much more. It’s about having heart, empathy, and an uplifting spirit. With empathy and heart we can help our patients feel good, valued and respected. Empathy allows us to engage and empower our patients to take charge of their health and well-being. Empathy is without a doubt a connection; but in health care, it’s much more.
  • 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…
 
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    Turbulence Training

  • The Challenge Truth and Deadlift Day

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Friday is a great day for a manly workout of deadlifts. Deadlifts are a particularly appropriate exercise for Halloween. Should be International Deadlift Day every Halloween.Unfortunately, today's workout left me pessimistic about being able to get all of my pullups and chinups done for the 33,333 challenge before the deadline. I planned this very poorly.On the bright side, I hit my first
  • trick or treat burger recipe

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    We have two time-sensitive TREATS for you right now, and no tricks (the only trick being played is this darn wet & cold weather here on the farm that's keeping ol' Bally the Chewbacca Dog inside on Halloween night).   Treat #1 - A delicious new recipe below...all you need is some ground beef or turkey and an avocado and you have one of the best burgers ever. It's perfect fuel for hungry
  • 3 steps to lose weight without counting calories

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Counting calories is a huge waste of time. Don't don't do it!   Obsessively counting calories (or worse, weighing food!) is a borderline unhealthy way to live, and research shows that your diet will FAIL if you take that approach.   Here's what the pro's do...we eat real food, we eat when we are hungry, and we eat till we are full (but not stuffed). That's a healthy relationship with food, and
  • 725 reps and 125 chinups

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    I started walking and bodyweight squatting down chin-up road today. Stopped along the way to smell the bench press. Today's workout:725 total reps 400 squats200 pushups125 chinupsplus bench press on Jim Wendler's 5-3-1 program. Here's a quick circuit I posted on FB:Quick Circuit for a client this morning (15-20 reps on each): Bodyweight Squats, KB Deadlift, Close-Grip Pushup, Total Body
  • State of the Bodyweight Union

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    For anyone keeping score on my bodyweight training program that I'm doing in conjunction with the TT Transformation contest, here's the latest update. My current stats can be found here: http://turbulencetraining.blogspot.ca/2014/10/chin-up-mania-to-finish.html***and here's the "state of the union"***Ok, it's not as bad as I thought. There are 15-or-so days left in the 12-Week Transformation.
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    Best Allergy Sites

  • Egg Free Apple Cider Doughnut Recipe

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

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

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

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

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

  • Health Insurers "Expect at Least 20% Growth" From 2015 Enrollment

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    That was the lead in a Reuters story this morning saying, "health plans expect at least 20% growth in customers and in some states anticipate more than a doubling in sign-ups" from the 2015 Obamacare open-enrollment. Well they better do a hell of a lot better than that! The CBO has estimated that 13 million people will ultimately be covered in the Obamacare insurance exchanges in 2015. The
  • Figures Don't Lie But Liars Figure––Will There Be Some Obamacare Rate Shock in 2015?

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Hanging around actuaries as long as I have one of the old sayings I picked up was, "Figures don't lie, but liars figure." I have read one story after another this summer and fall about the modest Obamacare rates increases––or decreases––for 2015. On this blog you have also seen me write about the complex way the 2015 Obamacare rates will hit people particularly because of the impact the changes
  • Obamacare is in Hiding Until After the Election

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    How our government is obstructing facts about your health insurance until after the election. Read my op-ed in Monday's USA Today
  • The Most Transparent Administration Puts a Gag Order on HealthCare.gov Testing

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    With the second Obamacare open-enrollment beginning on November 15th, the enrollment system's testing begins with insurance companies this week. Of course, last year the enrollment system testing was a real mess resulting in a humiliating Obamacare launch for the administration. Up until now I wasn't expecting any major problems with HealthCare.gov's consumer enrollment system given all of the
  • One Year Later: The Affordable Care Act's Launch on October 1, 2013––So How Did it Go?

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    Here unedited is what I posted on September 29, 2013: The Affordable Health Care Act's Launch On October 1st––So How Did it Go? Unavoidably, that will be the big question come Tuesday. But there will be much more to it than that. A 180-Day Open Enrollment––Not a One-Day Open Enrollment What happens on the first day, for good or bad, will constitute only a tiny percentage of the open
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    InsureBlog

  • Halloween: P&C Claims Style

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    [Hat Tip: FoIB Amanda A] Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • SHOP - Not as "Easy as Buying a Plane Ticket"

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Ohio is one of five states with early access to the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). The SHOP is the only place where an employer can receive a small business tax credit and offer multiple insurance companies and plans. With early access we have the green light to quote plans and rates for 2015 right now. Yesterday was my first "experience" in the system.One of my clients believes they will receive a substantial tax credit for health insurance. Their accountant told them it would be advantageous to take it - if they qualify. Last year they dropped…
  • From Bad to Worse...

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    The 2015 Open Enrollment begins in a couple of weeks, and carriers, agents, HHS and all the rest are busy gearing up for it.That's the good news.Sort of.Here's the reality: if you're thinking about buying on the ObamaTax Exchange, be sure your LifeLock plan is paid up:"IRS Warned about Protecting Taxpayer Information on Health Exchanges ... The IRS must do more to ensure that federal tax information submitted to the ACA exchanges is protected and prevent its unauthorized disclosure"Or else ... what? It's not like the current administration has a track record of going after its own (cf: Secret…
  • Cavalcade of Risk #220: Tricks and Treats edition

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Louise Norris has a real bag of goodies for us this week, with risky posts from drones to (metaphorical) tsunamis. And not a marshmallow peanut in sight. Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • A Holly Jolly LinkFest

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Our good friend Holly R sends us some interesting links:■ We've written before about how carriers have gotten, erm, imaginative in their efforts to rein in costs under the ObamaTax regime. In addition to rx limitations, another neat "trick" is to unbundle the cost of care:"The therapist worked out of a local hospital ... he was surprised when the bill for each visit contained two charges: the approximately $100 he expected to see for the therapist — and a similar fee for the room, which was not covered."Making it that much more challenging to predict the actual cost of care, and…
 
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    Health Business Blog

  • Texting in the hospital: Q&A with Doc Halo

    dewe67
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    Texting isn’t just for teens. Physicians love it, too. In this interview, Doc Halo’s COO, Cliff McClintick, answered my questions about doctors and texting. Why do doctors like to text? Physicians love to text because they already use the communication tool in their lives outside of work. Texting is convenient and makes sense in our digital world. And when physicians share information via text with nurses and other care providers, such as test results, medical notes and recommendations, errors are less likely to happen and patients receive more effective care. What’s wrong with…
  • When it comes to investing, the eye has it

    dewe67
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    This is a guest post by life sciences entrepreneur Mikael Totterman Eye on investing I was surprised by a recent Wall Street Journal article, which reported that venture capitalists are now investing more in the eyes than in any other organ. In 2013, VCs injected $850 million into eye-related startups, more than they invested in traditional areas such as the heart and orthopedics. Intrigued, I attended the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Chicago earlier this month. to learn more. In discussions with venture capitalists, industry thought leaders, and physicians, I…
  • Cavalcade of Risk is up at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

    dewe67
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Check out the latest Cavalcade of Risk blog carnival at Colorado Health Insurance Insider. It’s the All Treats No Tricks edition.
  • Is Partners HealthCare charting a new course? I’m quoted

    dewe67
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    I’m quoted in today’s front page Boston Globe article (Partners HealthCare chief met a trail of resistance), which dissects the tenure of outgoing Partners CEO, Gary Gottlieb. It should be no surprise that the continued expansion of the biggest and strongest healthcare system in Massachusetts under Gottlieb has led to friction and controversy. The reporter asked me about whether a new CEO would change the company’s strategy. Here’s what I said: Partners executives have said bolstering their network of hospitals is critical to coordinating patient care and keeping…
  • Telehealth at Mercy Health: Podcast interview with CFO/EVP Strategy Shannon Sock

    dewe67
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/shannon.mp3 Shannon Sock, Mercy Health CFO & EVP of Strategy Today’s Center for Connected Health Symposium #cHealth14 featured a high-powered panel discussion with top executives from Wellpoint, American Well, and the VA along with Shannon Sock, CFO and EVP of Strategy at Mercy Health. The topic: Large Scale Connected Health Interventions –Lessons Learned. After the panel, I sat down with Shannon to talk about Mercy’s 10-year journey in telehealth. The big, midwestern integrated delivery system has made telehealth a strategic…
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    The Population Health Blog

  • President Obama Addresses the Ebola Crisis

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

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

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    America's corporate Directors celebrate big dataThe Population Health Blog's recent travels recently included a speaking gig at the just concluded National Association of Corporate Directors ("NACD") annual conference meeting.  It was part of a panel discussion focusing on health care innovation that was ably moderated by tech guru John Hotta.The PHB's educational mission was to enable the persons who serve on Boards of Directors understand how "big data" is going to change health care.  After giving its standard definition (the use of large, disparate and unrelated data sets to…
  • Version 1 Care Management to Prevent Hospital Readmission Fails (Unsurprisingly)

    8 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Does this high profile randomized study "prove" that telephone follow-up of recently discharged inpatients fails to prevent readmissions?  Should hospital leaders reconsider care management programs aimed at reducing readmissions?Hardly, says the Population Health Blog.Here's how the study was designed:To be eligible, patients had to be aged 55 or older and without mental illness or serious cancer. They also had to be able to use a telephone. If the patient and their doctor agreed, patients were then randomly assigned to either:1) "usual" care that consisted of a pre-discharge…
  • Two Additional Reasons Why Health App Adoption is Bound to Grow

    2 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The Population Health Blog is avidly learning about health apps for patients.  As described here, half of U.S adults now own a smartphone, half of them use them to obtain health information and approximately a fifth have at least one health app loaded on their device.  Regular PHB readers are well aware of the potential for health apps, including lay-person education, the promotion of consumer behavior change, increased consumer-provider connectivity with greater access to care, better medication compliance as well as medication reconciliation, increased self-care, greater…
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    e-CareManagement blog

  • Population Health POV — “It’s About Patient Data”

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

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

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

    Vince Kuraitis
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    …(The) 2014 National Scorecard on Payment Reform tells us 40 percent of commercial sector payments to doctors and hospitals now flow through value-oriented payment methods, defined as payment methods designed to improve quality and reduce waste. This is a dramatic increase since 2013 when the figure was just 11 percent. Suzanne Delbanco, Executive Director of CPR, in the Health Affairs blog. I’ve written before about what economists call “The Penguin Problem” — No one moves unless everyone moves, so no one moves. The healthcare Payment Penguin Problem goes something like…
  • Will Apple’s Strategic Beachhead Be Doctors, Not Patients?

    Vince Kuraitis
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Last week Apple held a huge media event to announce forthcoming products, including the iPhone 6, 6+ and Apple Watch.  Many of us in the healthcare world had been sitting on the edge our seats, hopefully awaiting news detailing Apple’s broader strategy in entering healthcare.  We were disappointed — no mention of Apple HealthKit, no doctors on the main stage, only a few teasers about how the Watch might be used in fitness and health monitoring. Apple is a consumer technology company, and it’s natural to think that their efforts in healthcare will be aimed directly at…
 
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  • All Treats No Tricks Cavalcade of Risk

    Louise
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Welcome to the Halloween edition of the Cavalcade of Risk!  It’s the 220th Cav that’s been posted since the series began in 2006, and there’s always lots of good stuff to read. Technology is awesome Let’s start things off with an update on a new use for drones (they’re going to be everywhere sooner or […] The post All Treats No Tricks Cavalcade of Risk appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Cavalcade of Risk Cavalcade Of Risk – The New…
  • The skinny on Colorado health plan cancellations

    Louise
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Earlier this month, Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar sent a letter to Colorado’s Senate Minority Leader, detailing the upcoming policy cancellations in Colorado.  For 18,909 plan members, these policy cancellations are the result of a voluntary decision by the carriers.  For another 3,849 for SeeChange small group members, the cancellation is happening because California has […] The post The skinny on Colorado health plan cancellations appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research…
  • Health Wonk Review – the falling leaves edition

    Louise
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Welcome to the Falling Leaves edition of the Health Wonk Review!  Grab your pumpkin-flavored whatever and pull up a chair – we’ve got lots of good stuff from the health wonks this week.  The election is coming – don’t forget to vote! – and so is open enrollment, so there’s lots to talk about when […] The post Health Wonk Review – the falling leaves edition appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Health Wonk Review – The…
  • Colorado’s Senate Candidates Mark Udall and Cory Gardner on Contraceptives

    Louise
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Mark Udall and Cory Gardner are in a tight senate race right now, and one of the issues that has come up in several ads is contraception.  Here’s what women in Colorado  need to know about the two candidates and how their positions would impact our access to contraceptives: Udall supports the ACA.  One of […] The post Colorado’s Senate Candidates Mark Udall and Cory Gardner on Contraceptives appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Contraceptive Coverage And…
  • Weekend reading from the health wonks

    Louise
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:46 pm
    In case you missed this week’s excellent Health Wonk Review, be sure to head over to Managed Care Matters for a little weekend reading.  Joe Paduda has put together a great collection of health policy articles.  Healthcare reform has been heavily partisan for the last several years (decades, really – remember the Clintons’ efforts to […] The post Weekend reading from the health wonks appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Weekend reading from some great…
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    Healthcare Economist

  • Friday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Hollywood explains economics. The science on Ebola. Being mortal. GOP, the Senate and ACA. Recent research on ACOs.
  • Halloween CoR

    Jason Shafrin
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Head over to Colorado Health Insurance Insider to take a look at the All Treats No Tricks edition of the Cavalcade of Risk.
  • Quotation of the Day

    Jason Shafrin
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    We adore chaos because we love to produce order. – M.C. Escher.  
  • CEA for EBP

    Jason Shafrin
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:01 pm
    How do you implement a cost effectiveness analysis (CEA) for the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBP)?  This is the topic Fortney et al. (2014) address.  They review four types of CEAs. Trial based CEA. Relies on traditional randomized controlled trials (RCT).   Because RCTs are expensive, they are typically run on a small sample of the population of interest. Policy CEA. This approach combines the results of a previous RCT to measure benefits but measures cost using the results of an implementation trial. This approach improves the cost estimates for the manner in which the…
  • Friday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:16 am
    Ebola vaccines will come too late. Grades for your doc. 15 years for Medicare fraud. Asimov on creativity. Is the scientific method dead? Plus be sure to check out this week’s health wonk review over at Colorado Health Insurance Insider.
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  • All Treats No Tricks Cavalcade of Risk

    Julie Ferguson
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    It's the All Treats No Tricks Cavalcade of Risk this week! Louise Norris is hosting over at Colorado Health Insurance Insider. You may recall that Louise just hosted Health Wonk Review too, whew - she's in demand!...
  • Health Wonk Review - the falling leaves edition

    Julie Ferguson
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Louise Norris has posted the falling leaves edition of Health Wonk Review at Colorado Health Insurance Insider. It's a packed, pre-election edition covering a smorgasboard of topics, from open enrollment and the continuing saga of Obamacare to Ebola and prayer groups. Many thanks to Louise and Jay Norris for hosting. Don't know about where you are, but here in New...
  • Ebola, Workers Comp, worker safety & other insurance considerations: an A to Z industry round up

    Julie Ferguson
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    What's the verdict on Ebola and workers' comp? We've gathered a roundup of what industry leaders are saying on this topic, as well as broader insurance issues. While Ebola and workers comp claims might be a relatively negligible issue, the larger issue of protecting workers from infectious disease is always one worth considering. Plus, there are other ways that Ebola...
  • Cavalcade of Risk #219

    Julie Ferguson
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Russell Hutchinson has posted the 219th edition of Cavalcade of Risk at moneyblog. Catch up on various risk-related issues, including reports from New Zealand. Russell is our ongoing global correspondent!...
  • And The Winner Is.....

    Tom Lynch
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    California! Again! Early this week, Oregon's Department of Consumer and Business Services published its biannual rankings of state workers' comp costs (by the way, did you know that "biannual" means both twice a year and once every two years? English is a funny language). Kudos to Jay Dotter and Mike Manley for once again separating the wheat from the chaff....
 
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    Health Care Renewal

  • Drip, Drip, Drip - the Steady Accumulation of Little Cases Pointing to Big Problems

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    Sometimes an apparently insignificant noise can signal a big problem, like the sound of dripping water in a room with no visible plumbing.Today, I noticed a few short stories in the media about one relatively small legal settlement involving a medical device company.  It initially seemed to be too insignificant a settlement to merit a comment.  A closer look, however, suggested links to to other larger issues.  This story reminded me about other apparently small cases that are mostly ignored, but remind us of bigger problems.Biomet Settles Kickback Allegations for $6 Million -…
  • "The tragedy of electronic medical records"

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The Indianapolis Business Journal has published this article, citing former head of Indiana University's Regenstrief Institute, a world leader in EHR research, Dr. Clem McDonald:The tragedy of electronic medical recordsOctober 23, 2014J.K. Wallhttp://www.ibj.com/blogs/12-the-dose/post/50131-the-tragedy-of-electronic-medical-recordsIt wasn’t supposed to work out this way.Digitizing medical records was supposed to transform health care—improving the quality of care and the service provided to patients while helping cut out unnecessary costs. Just like IT revolutionized all other…
  • A "Bag of Money," but Executive Says Don't "Give Me Any of that Ethics Cr*p" - DaVita's Latest Settlement for $400 Million

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    A striking story of a large recent legal settlement, with reminders of previous related settlements, quietly slipped out in the midst of the ruckus about the Ebola virus.A $400 Million Settlement The basics were in a news release by the US Department of Justice.DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc., one of the leading providers of dialysis services in the United States, has agreed to pay $350 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce the referral of patients to its dialysis clinics,...This amount was augmented by  a Civil Forfeiture in the…
  • InformaticsMD in Podcast by Neil Versel

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Neil Versel is a journalist specializing in health IT, mobile health, patient safety, quality of care and the business of healthcare.  He is a prolific writer of the web site Meaningful HIT News and others (http://www.informationweek.com/author-bio.asp?author_id=690).He interviewed me recently for a podcast on health IT safety.The podcast can be accessed here:  http://www.meaningfulhitnews.com/2014/10/20/podcast-scot-silverstein-talks-health-it-safety-risks/Readers of this blog will recognize many familiar themes. 1:10 How this interest came about3:05 His blogging3:45 His 11 points…
  • Judy Faulkner and EPIC, Show us your EHR screens

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    At "Congressional committee releases timeline detailing how Presbyterian treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan", Dallas News, Oct. 17, 2014 there is a link that provides acccess to documents released by the U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee.These documents address the EHR issues in the care of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan I wrote of at my Oct. 2, 2014 post "Did Electronic Medical Record-mediated problems contribute to or cause the current Dallas Ebola scare?" (http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2014/10/did-electronic-medical-record-mediated.html) and others:…
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    Health in 30

  • Speaking Event: PIAA International Conference, Amsterdam

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA   I recently had the honor of speaking at the PIAA International Section Conference, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” — How Threats Can Become Opportunities in Medical Liability, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The conference was designed to allow attendees to share experiences relating to medical liability and the medical indemnity industry internationally, and it was a huge success. I was delighted to be invited to participate to speak about social media in medicine. The presentation, Social Media: Friend or Foe in 21st Century Medicine? was part…
  • LinkedIn Pulse | Empathy: Beyond a Connection

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA This is my first LinkedIn Pulse post, Empathy: Beyond a Connection.   Being a great leader means having a clear vision, mission or goal. It means being committed, and knowing how to listen and communicate, but it involves much more. It’s about having heart, empathy, and an uplifting spirit. With empathy and heart we can help our patients feel good, valued and respected. Empathy allows us to engage and empower our patients to take charge of their health and well-being. Empathy is without a doubt a connection; but in health care, it’s much more.
  • 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…
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    Free Healthcare Magazines and Downloads from alltop.tradepub.com

  • How to Address the Top 6 Pains in DHF Management

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    If your DHF is paper-based or hybrid (part electronic and part paper-based), the challenges grow exponentially. Discover insights that might help you address your DHF challenges. As well as the top 6 pains and recommendations for addressing them:The Organization is Unprepared for AuditsThe Design Review Process is BumpyIt's Almost Impossible to Get the Signatures of Top ExecutivesIt's Difficult to Implement Postmarket Change Control or CAPAFinding Documents through a “Gatekeeper” is InefficientManaging DHF and Technical Dossier Can Require Two TeamsRequest Free!
  • Top Four Ways Healthcare Organizations Benefit From Box

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Box brings disparate parties together across the healthcare continuum to better collaborate, share data, and improve care delivery. Box serves providers, payors and life science companies around the world to:Improve Care Coordination: Box helps coordinate care between doctors and care teams inside and outside of a healthcare organization by streamlining the secure sharing of administrative and patient information.Mobile Access and HIPAA Security: Provides doctors, researchers, and administrators with a quick way to securely share files that may contain Protected Health Information (PHI) in…
  • How to Use Risk-Based Monitoring and Clinical CAPA to Ensure Compliance

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This white paper will discuss the importance of risk-based monitoring and CAPA in clinical research within the context of the following initiatives by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA):2013 GuidanceClinical Trial Transformation Initiative (CTTI)EMA's Reflection Paper on Risk-Based Quality Management in Clinical TrialsRequest Free!
  • BYOD & HIPAA Breaches at Hospitals Infographic

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Providing high-quality healthcare is a science—but securely managing the expanding amount of highly personal healthcare content can be an art. As the already-large volumes of healthcare-related data continue to grow, many organizations are turning to the cloud to store, manage and share data. When looking at ways to better share documents and files across healthcare organizations, IT and Security professionals need a cloud-based content management and collaboration platform that offers enterprise-grade security.Box is a HIPAA compliant collaboration platform that allows employees to share…
  • PLM Best Practices for Medical Device Manufacturers to Ensure Quality

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    In the medical device industry, the success of a company is driven by its ability to bring innovative, cost-effective products to market quickly.In this eBook "PLM Best Practices for Medical Device Manufacturers to Ensure Quality", discover why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory bodies see the concept of total product lifecycle (TPLC) management as the gold standard for ensuring quality and guiding a medical device from concept to completion.You’ll also learn how a product life cycle management (PLM) solution enables medical device companies to predict…
 
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    DermTV

  • What Causes Acne Scars

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

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

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

    Doctor
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Notice spots all of your upper body? Well then you might just have one of the most common rashes, Tinea Versicolor. In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz discusses what Tinea Versicolor is, how to treat it, and most importantly, how to make sure it never comes back. YouTube Embed:  U3wv2xV1DmI
  • DermTV Viewer Questions - September 2014

    Doctor
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Welcome to DermTV Viewer Questions for September 2014. In this month’s episode, Dr. Schultz answers questions from YouTube viewers @kimber Jane Blake, @Jake Mak Woon Chong, @Maria Li, and @Peoneemoull Pech, and DermTV.com viewers Pratty, Karen, Lanny and Wendy. Topics include: combing sunscreen with an exfoliant, order of application, over-exfoliating, acne treatments, changing skincare products every day, sunscreen sprays, applying products before bedtime, eliminating brown spots, and more! YouTube Embed:  eSkCRCdXdRc
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    The Vitals Blog

  • Extreme Sports: Tips from Vitals Employees

    Lauren Kroll
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    With the New York City Marathon coming up on Sunday, we’ve asked some of our fitness-centric employees to share their endurance training tips and stories. Gina Larson-Stoller For me, the key is consistency. I try to put in a set number of miles per week to keep up my fitness. Of course, myrunning partner keeps […]
  • 6 Surprising and Weird Insurance Policies

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    As many grapple with choosing the right health plan for open enrollment, we thought we would pause to take stock of insurance policies. According to Investopedia, some of the earliest insurance policies appeared in Hammurabi’s Code – that ancient set of Babylonian laws believed to be the first formal, written rules dictating familial and business […]
  • Cultivating Healthy Habits: Helping Families Access Healthy Food Options

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Over the course of a typical K-12 education, more than 2,000 lunches will be packed or purchased for each child. Even with the best of intentions, packing a nutritious lunch can become a challenge for many parents who juggle their hectic schedules as well as their kids’ school and activities. In fact, a recent Department […]
  • Tips For Finding the Best Health Benefits

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Open enrollment season is almost here. While many Americans will switch their plans to save on costs, add services or change into a plan approved under the Affordable Care Act, some do nothing at all or procrastinate, not giving a thorough review to their options. When choosing your health benefits this year, follow these tips […]
  • Immunizations for 30-40 Year Olds

    Barbara Hales, M.D.
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    An immunization is the process of acquiring protection from disease. This is achieved by receiving vaccines, which provide immunity from disease. These are administered by injections, orally or by aerosol. The following immunizations should be done in the 30-40-year age range: Flu vaccination (influenza)- Annually Hemophilis Influenzae: One or 3 doses One if – sickle cell […]
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    The Search Principle: views are my own

  • Striving for that A+ (show your students a “composite submission”)

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

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

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

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

  • Glen Campbell “I’ll Be Me” Movie Documents His Final Years With Alzheimer’s Disease

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

    Dr. Val Jones
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Electronic medical records (EMRs) now play a part in the daily documentation routine for most physicians. While improvements in access to patient data, legibility of notes, and ease of order entry are welcome enhancements, there is a significant downside to EMRs as well. Although I’ve blogged about my frustrations with nonsensical, auto-populated notes and error carry-forward, there is a more insidious problem with reliance on EMRs: digital dependency. The idea of digital dependency first occurred to me during a conversation with a young medical resident at a hospital where we share…
  • Medicare Advantage Physician Evaluator Jobs: Reality Versus Advertising At CenseoHealth

    Dr. Val Jones
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Physicians looking for part-time jobs to supplement their income may have run across advertisements for “lucrative” Medicare Advantage evaluation opportunities at CenseoHealth. Here’s a typical ad: Email not displaying correctly? Display this email in your browser Vision |  History |  Leadership |  Services |  Contact Us CenseoHealth is the leading Risk Adjustment provider for Medicare Advantage plans – with a network of more than 1,800 credentialed providers conducting over 20,000 member health evaluations a month. Due to our continued growth, we are currently…
  • Why I Still Don’t Hate Being A Doctor

    Dr. Val Jones
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Judging from recent articles, surveys, and blog posts, the medical profession is remarkably demoralized. Typical complaints range from “feeling like a beaten dog” to “living in humiliating servitude,” to being forced to practice “treadmill medicine.” Interestingly, the public response to these complaints is largely indifferent. The prevailing attitude (if the “comments sections” of online articles and blog posts are representative) seems to be unsympathetic: “Poor doctors, making a little less income and not being treated like gods…
  • A Cautionary Tale: Acute Hepatitis In The Rehab Unit

    Dr. Val Jones
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    I recently treated a patient who was hospitalized with paraplegia. During some routine lab testing I noticed that his liver function tests were elevated, and so I began looking for a cause. I discussed the patient’s drinking habits (he rarely drank alcohol), risks for viral hepatitis (no IV drug use or exposure to those with known hepatitis), and general medical history (nothing relevant to liver disease). I reviewed his current medication list, and found little to explain a potential drug-induced hepatitis. He denied any history of acetaminophen use. Next I ordered a hepatitis panel…
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  • SPUD Sound Pick-Up Device Hopes to Replace Paramedics’ Conventional Stethoscopes

    Editors
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Stethoscopes that most clinicians use have remained essentially the same for decades. They’re not exactly rigid, but their flexibility is limited in emergency situations when accessing a person’s chest is a challenge. A company called Stethoscope Technologies has developed a sound pick-up device (SPUD) that’s basically just a chestpiece that can be connected to any pair of headphones. The device is intended for use by paramedics who will be able to slide the SPUD down the person’s neck and onto the chest without removing layers of clothing. The attached headphones,…
  • HyperQ High-Res ECG Technology FDA Cleared to Diagnose Heart Attacks

    Editors
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Biological Signal Processing Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel) received FDA clearance for its high-resolution ECG technology to be used to diagnose heart attacks, according to the Globes newspaper. HyperQ, as it’s called, the technology gives a much closer look at the QRS complex of an ECG, which holds clues about the patient’s cardiac condition. Previously, the technology was intended for use during a traditional stress test, aiding in more accurately assessing the patient’s cardiopulmonary health. The new approval is intended for at-rest use of the technology for diagnosing…
  • Philips Lifeline GoSafe Medical Alert Service Now Live

    Editors
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    Philips is finally releasing its Lifeline GoSafe personal alert system after previewing it at CES almost two years ago. Similar to other “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” devices, it lets the user press one button to quickly get in touch with emergency services, loved ones, or anyone else pre-arranged to help. Unlike most other systems, the neck-worn component works just about anywhere there is a cell-phone connection. The necklace has a fall detector built-in, which will automatically call for help after a fall if the user doesn’t do it herself. Additionally, it…
  • Nikon Small World 2014 Micrography Winners Announced

    Editors
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    1st Place – Mr. Rogelio Moreno Panama, Panama.  Rotifer showing the mouth interior and heart shaped corona.  Differential Interference Contrast 40X Nikon Small World has announced winners of this year’s contest of microscopy images. The top prize goes to Rogelio Moreno of Panama for capturing the open mouth interior and corona of a rotifer. It is an amazing image, but the rest of the winners are quite spectacular as well. We’d like to congratulate everyone who has participated and has shown us a view of our world like never before. From the announcement: 18th Place –…
  • Hygeia H1 Clinical Kiosk Hopes to Speed Patients Through Vitals Measurements

    Editors
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Patients coming in for a doctor’s visit are often put through a battery of tests to gather data on their vitals. This usually involves a nurse taking the time to go through the steps, often a time-consuming process that can benefit from a bit of automation. Hygeia, a new company based in Atlanta, Georgia, has developed a kiosk that can help quickly measure things like blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, oxygen saturation, and the person’s weight. The H1 Clinical Kiosk still requires a nurse to help guide the process and to make sure everything is being…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Which are the world's most highly-cited scientific papers of all time?

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    Fifty years ago, Eugene Garfield published the Science Citation Index (SCI), the first systematic effort to track citations in the scientific literature. Nature’s news team wondered which were the most highly-cited papers of all time, so asked Thomson Reuters and Google for their top 100. They are not what you might think. Watson and Crick on DNA structure misses out, along with many other historic discoveries. Instead, methods and software papers dominate the lists.Find out more at nature.com/top100The discovery of high-temperature superconductors, the determination of DNA’s double-helix…
  • Top medicine articles for October 2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Once-weekly insulin shot - Novo Nordisk's next idea http://buff.ly/1tiUC6vHow Lufthansa Cares for Passengers' Medical Needs http://buff.ly/1pK4ILCHow scammers trick your mind - they repeatedly use one or more of the same 7 persuasion principles. Scammers have used these principles for centuries. For instance, the Nigerian email scam might seem the product of the digital age, but a version of it existed in 16th Century Europe. http://buff.ly/1rIf4jo -- Understanding scam victims: 7 principles for systems security (University…
  • Is math discovered or invented? TED-Ed video

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Would mathematics exist if people didn't? Did we create mathematical concepts to help us understand the world around us, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Jeff Dekofsky traces some famous arguments in this ancient and hotly debated question. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Top medicine articles for October 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Hand-grip strength is an amazingly good predictor of future rates of mortality and morbidity, or sickness http://buff.ly/1BK759H -- Hand grip strength should be considered as a vital sign useful for screening middle-aged and older adults http://buff.ly/1DglFaI -- Measuring hand-grip strength is very simple and cheap. Every primary care doctor should have a dynamometer in their office. At every visit, the doctor could check grip strength for older patients. If someone was in the 45th percentile for their age and the…
  • Multi-dose flu shot has only 25 mcg of mercury - most commercial fish contain 23 mcg of mercury per 8 ounces of fish

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    Multi-dose flu shot has only 25 mcg of mercury - most commercial fish contain 23 mcg of mercury per 8 ounces of fish http://buff.ly/11CTRPwAre multi-dose vials less expensive?Economics are a bit complicated due to wastage with multiple vials:Single versus multi-dose vaccine vials: an economic computational modelhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20566395Most of the Western world, apart from the US, has moved on to single vials:http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/733986Whenever possible, CDC recommends that single-use vials be used and that multi-dose vials of medication be assigned to a…
 
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  • Keynote at Games For Health Europe

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    I’ll give a keynote today at the Games for Health Europe conference. I was asked to talk about the gamification chapter in my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, and demonstrate how... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • News About the Future of Medicine This Week: From mind-controlled prosthetics to engineering human health

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    This week has also been amazing regarding the developments of medicine and technology. See more news every day on the Medical Futurist Facebook page and check out the latest articles below: Medicine... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Mayo Clinic Chiefs Name E-Patient Dave as 2015 Visiting Professor

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    Wonderful news! E-Patient Dave, the leader of the global e-patient movement who gave a talk last year at my Social Media in Medicine university course as well, was named Visiting Professor for Mayo... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Interview on BBC Radio 5

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Last night, I was interviewed live on BBC Radio 5 about currents trends that will shape the future of medicine. You can listen to the talk here (21, October, 9:45 PM GMT). Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Real Cyborgs

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    If you want to read only one article about the world of cyborgs, choose this one. Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • The United States’ Misguided Self-Interest On Ebola

    Lawrence O. Gostin
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is spiraling out of control. The international community allowed a manageable outbreak to mushroom into a health and humanitarian crisis. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been enfeebled and largely sidelined. Belatedly, the United States sent military troops into Liberia and spearheaded a United Nations Security Council resolution. Yet since isolated Ebola cases have appeared on our shores, the US has begun to look inward, at risk of falling into a trap that I will call “misguided self-interest.” While the West African epidemic rages, the US…
  • Bringing Health, Wellness, And Opportunity To Coal Country

    C. Donovan Beckett
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Editor’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. A small Appalachian coal mining town might seem like an unlikely place for a contemporary community health revolution, but Williamson, WV can proudly claim that achievement. As a city of 3,098 people along the…
  • Learning From Missed Opportunities To Diagnose US Ebola Patient Zero

    Divvy Upadhyay, Dean Sittig, and Hardeep Singh
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Over a century ago American physician Richard Cabot wrote about misdiagnoses, recognizing: “A goodly number of ‘classic’ time-honored mistakes in diagnosis are familiar to all experienced physicians because we make them again and again. Some of these we can avoid; others are almost inevitable, but all should be borne in mind and marked on medical maps by a danger-signal of some kind: ‘In this vicinity look out for hidden rocks,’ or ‘Dangerous turn here, run slow.’” Ironically, despite the dramatic changes in the nature of medical practice over the last 100 years, Cabot’s…
  • North Carolina Dental Board v. FTC: A Bright Line On Whiter Teeth?

    William Sage and David Hyman
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    On October 14, 2014, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners vs. Federal Trade Commission.  The case does not involve the Affordable Care Act, but it goes to the heart of the professional self-regulatory paradigm that has governed the U.S. health care system for more than a century.  The specific legal question under review is the standard for determining when a state professional licensing board’s activities are subject to scrutiny for anticompetitive effect under the federal antitrust laws. Antitrust law applies to private…
  • Health Affairs Web First: Vietnam’s Health Care System, Explained By Its Minister Of Health

    Chris Fleming
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    In August, Vietnam’s Minister of Health, Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, was interviewed for Health Affairs by Tsung-Mei Cheng, recently released as a Health Affairs Web First. Among the topics discussed was an overview of the unique characteristics of Vietnam’s health system; its strengths and weaknesses; health financing reform aimed at reaching the goal of universal health coverage; the prevention and control of infectious diseases; and how Vietnam has performed in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Cheng is a health policy research analyst at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and…
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  • Medical schools should not ignore health costs

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/nandita-mani-and-elizabeth-oler" rel="tag">Nandita Mani and Elizabeth Oler</a>
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Medical students are brilliantly frugal. And it’s no surprise — according to the AAMC, the average U.S. medical student incurs $170,000 of debt from medical education. We are a resourceful, smart, and cost-conscious group — so why is the medical school curriculum practically silent on the cost of medicine? Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Tips to repay your medical student loan

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/brian-levine" rel="tag">Brian Levine, MD</a>
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    As of October 2013, the average medical student graduated with $169,901 of debt with nearly 80 percent of all graduates owing at least $100,000. Although these numbers are daunting, medical school educational debt is part and parcel of our profession. Truth be told, at the end of our training (which can range from three to ten years post-medical school), almost all of us will make at least $150,000 and likely be making in excess of $200,000 after six years of practice. With that said, it is important to be smart about your debt, and make sure that it doesn’t run away from you.  Just…
  • Ebola: If Nigeria can do it, so can we

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/roy-benaroch" rel="tag">Roy Benaroch, MD</a>
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    In June, a man became very ill during a flight into Lagos, Nigeria. On the plane, he developed vomiting and diarrhea, and he collapsed in the very busy airport. Contacts on the plane and on the ground had no idea that he had Ebola — initially, he was treated for malaria — and many health care workers and bystanders on the plane and in the airport were exposed to his infectious body fluids. One of his close contacts, while ill, flew across the country to consult with a private physician. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online…
  • The helplessness of being a parent

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jordan-grumet" rel="tag">Jordan Grumet, MD</a>
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Years later, I now wonder if I overstepped my boundaries. Nancy was a pleasure to have as a patient.  A physician assistant in her early twenties, we often chatted amiably during visits.  Our conversations randomly ambled between personal and professional topics.  She recently married and was looking forward to having children.  Her gynecologic history was complicated and after a period of months of unsuccessful attempts to get pregnant, she visited a local infertility specialist. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A…
  • Ebola! But don’t forget about the flu.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/janice-boughton" rel="tag">Janice Boughton, MD</a>
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ebola virus has grabbed headlines since the epidemic started in West Africa nearly a year ago. The death toll is estimated at 4,500 people, and the epidemic continues to spread. One person infected in Liberia returned to Texas with the disease and died, infecting maybe 2 health care workers. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
 
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    James Clear

  • Minimalism, Success, and the Curious Writing Habit of George R.R. Martin

    James Clear
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    In 1971, a young writer graduated with his Masters degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. He spent the first 13 years of his career writing professionally and made a living from it, but without major success. In 1983, he released his fourth book, The Armageddon Rag. Nobody read it—the book was a total flop. In the author’s own words, “It essentially destroyed my career as a novelist at the time.” [1, 2] But he was determined and so he found ways to keep writing. He landed a job writing a television script for CBS. Soon after, the show was cancelled. He…
  • Hacking the Workout Journal: How to Track Your Workouts in the Simplest, Most Effective Way Possible

    James Clear
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Today I’m going to share my system for recording my workouts. In my opinion, tracking your workouts (whether it be with a workout journal, a fitness app, or something else) should accomplish 3 goals… It should be quick and easy, so that you can spend your time exercising. Your time should be spent doing the work, not recording it. It should be useful. Our modern world is overflowing with data and most of it is never acted upon. I prefer a system that records the essential information of what I have done (so I can see my progress), that reduces errors while I am working out (so…
  • Sisu: How to Develop Mental Toughness in the Face of Adversity

    James Clear
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Without warning, Soviet Union planes came roaring over the city of Helsinki, Finland on November 30, 1939. Finland was about to receive a violent shove into World War II. The Soviets dropped more than 350 bombs during the raid. Innocent civilians died. Entire buildings were turned to dust. And it was just the beginning. Three hours before the air strike, more than 450,000 Soviet soldiers began marching across the Finnish border. The Soviet soldiers outnumbered the Finnish army almost 3-to-1. That wasn’t the worst of it. The Soviets also commanded more than 6,000 armored tanks and almost…
  • Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

    James Clear
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    With well over 50 billion dollars to his name, Warren Buffett is consistently ranked among the wealthiest people in the world. Out of all the investors in the 20th century, Buffett was the most successful. Given his success, it stands to reason that Buffett has an excellent understanding of how to spend his time each day. From a monetary perspective, you could say that he manages his time better than anyone else. And that’s why the story below, which was shared directly from Buffett’s employee to my good friend Scott Dinsmore, caught my attention. Let’s talk about the simple…
  • Behavior Multipliers: 4 Reasonable Ways to Achieve Overnight Success

    James Clear
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Most of the time, I think our constant quest to achieve faster results is a trap. We get so obsessed on the goal that we forget that the system is what matters. We get so obsessed with the outcome that we overlook the repetitions we need to do to get there. We become so focused on the short-term results that we forget to build the long-term habits that make the real difference. However, there are a few strategies—four of them at least—that will actually accelerate the results you enjoy without ignoring the importance of building better habits. I call these strategies…
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    Dr. Wes

  • The Wonders of Role Reversal

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

    DrWes
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    In 1990 the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) changed their requirements for physician board certification from a voluntary life-long designation and educational process to a time-limited designation lasting 10 years.  This decision to require repeated testing, the public was told, was based on data from a single highly flawed
  • What Signs Would Bureaucrats and Regulators Hold Up?

    DrWes
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Nice to see front-line health care workers finding their voice. I wonder what signs our health care bureaucrats and regulators would hold up? -Wes
  • The Last Reprogramming

    DrWes
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    He had called the other day to update me up on his condition.  He did not sound upset, but resolute.  "They offered me peritoneal dialysis," he said, "but I decided against it and figured I'd just let nature take its course.  The hospice people are so wonderful - I've got things all set here at home, but I have two questions.  What should I do about my warfarin?  You know, I just don't want to
  • Time Lapse: Pacemaker Implantation Table Setup

    DrWes
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Oh, the wonders of Apple's iOS8!  Now there's no excuse for slow room turnovers: Yeah, I can see all kinds of applications for time lapse photography, especially when it comes to improving my productivity... -Wes
 
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  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    For The Love of Food Happy Halloween! Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week wheat genetics are exonerated, Omnivore’s Dilemma the movie!, and green coffee beans are actually, literally a scam. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites…
  • Foodist Approved: Toasted Turmeric Pumpkin Seeds

    Elyse Kopecky
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    turmeric pumpkin seeds Boo! It’s finally time to carve that giant pumpkin that’s been hanging out on your front steps for the last couple of weeks. I know I’ve been anxiously awaiting this moment, not because I can’t wait to carve a scary face (my carving skills are seriously lackluster), but because I can’t wait to get my hands on those slimy seeds. The best part about carving pumpkins has gotta be the seeds. They’re a gooey, stringy mess coming out, but with a little love they can be transformed into a crunchy, crave-worthy salty snack. If you overdo it with sugar on Halloween…
  • What “Thigh Gap” Taught Me About Changing My Habits

    Darya Rose
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by jenny downing One of my favorite things to do as a kid was sit in bed with my parents and read books. On one particular afternoon I was getting ready to read with my mom, resting my back against the headboard with my knees bent to prop my book. While waiting for her to join me, I noticed with curiosity that when my knees were together the rest of my legs didn’t touch at all. I thought that was biologically interesting and pointed it out to my mom. “That gap better stay there,” she retorted unsympathetically. I was shocked. I simultaneously felt chastised, judged…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week TV is linked to cancer, supplements contain steroids, and soylent gets the cold shoulder. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. (Yes, I took…
  • Goals are for Losers: The Life-Changing Advice No One Tells You

    Darya Rose
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Bronski Beat When I was a dieter I always had a goal. Many goals. “I want to weigh 120 pounds.” “I want to be a size 2.” “I want to eat fewer than 50 grams of carbs every day.” I thought if I achieved these goals I would be happy. But the truth was that as long as I had these goals, I was frustrated. I consider myself lucky that as a female I never confused my weight loss struggles with my self-worth. That is, I knew I didn’t need to be skinny to be a good scientist or a worthy girlfriend. But it was incredibly irritating to me that I was…
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    Daily Health Bulletin

  • Everyday Activities As Good As The Gym

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    29 Oct 2014 | 2:37 am
    Wondering which type of activity is best? There may be more benefit than anyone ever thought from short bursts of activity during the day if the findings of a new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion hold up. The research found that short bursts of activity, taking the stairs, vacuuming or raking leaves, walking the dog, during the day can be just as helpful as that trip to the gym for a more structured exercise regimen. For many of us, that’s good news. The researchers examined a nationally representative sample of over 6,000 American adults and saw that an unstructured…
  • Talking Smart Matter,To Prepare Kids For School Success

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    27 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    As our children are now at school, many parents are wondering about how to help their child achieve academic success. To learn all they can. To benefit from the tremendous opportunities put before them. Science has long recognized the value of talking to our children during those early days – birth to age 3, as this helps build that foundation for success at school, and the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests reading be part of your daily routine from birth onward. One simple approach is the 3 T strategies, Tune in, Talk more and Take turns. You can use these at meal times,…
  • Reduce Negative Behaviour With Supplementation

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    27 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Science is learning more and more about nutrition, knowledge that may someday lead to treatments we cannot imagine now. One idea being investigated is if nutritional supplementation can affect behavior. As you read this, there’s a groundbreaking research project underway in England and Scotland involving young offenders in three prisons who have volunteered to be given such supplements to see if their behavior can be improved. Neuroscientist John Stein of the University of Oxford spearheads the study, working with young offenders who have been convicted of crimes of violence and were…
  • Rare Blood Type And Dementia Risk

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    24 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    If you have blood type AB, about 4% of the total population do, new research holds a warning for you – you may also have a higher risk of memory problems as you get older. A recent study published online in the journal Neurology found that over nearly three years, those with this blood type were almost two times as likely to show memory issues as those who had type O blood, which is the most common blood type. If you have AB blood, don’t panic, there may be other factors that play a bigger part in your risk for mental impairment than your blood type. Plus the association was…
  • They Have So Many Health Benefits!

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    23 Oct 2014 | 12:37 am
    They’re delicious… and nutritious… full of crunchy goodness; and where once they were considered too high calorie to be eaten regularly, people are taking a second look at nuts. This is likely the result of two new studies that have drawn attention to the benefits of nuts for control of blood sugar. Aside from this benefit, nuts have been associated with weight control and improving heart health. One study from 2013 found that eating nuts might even help you live longer. The good news is that nuts are not linked to weight gain according to a team from Purdue University,…
 
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • Braces work!

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

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

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

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Sherpaa moved to a beautiful new office in SoHo at Broadway and Prince a few weeks ago. The decor is coming along. We got a whole wall of vintage first aid kits via Etsy, one of Sherpaa’s clients. Lots of plants and a beautiful stretcher from the 60’s, you know, just in case. And on that coffee table is a vintage German knee from West German-knee! We’ve got 24 people now and we cover about 120 companies. So proud of our team.
  • This is the only photo I can find of me during my pediatric...

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    This is the only photo I can find of me during my pediatric residency. Seems we were so busy, we forgot to take photos.
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    ScienceRoll

  • Keynote at Games For Health Europe

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    I’ll give a keynote today at the Games for Health Europe conference. I was asked to talk about the gamification chapter in my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, and demonstrate how I gamify my own health with wearable devices. See you in Utrecht!
  • News About the Future of Medicine This Week: From mind-controlled prosthetics to engineering human health

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    This week has also been amazing regarding the developments of medicine and technology. See more news every day on the Medical Futurist Facebook page and check out the latest articles below: Medicine Unplugged: The Future of Laboratory Medicine (by Eric Topol) Amputees discern familiar sensations across prosthetic hand Mind-controlled prosthetic arms that work in daily life are now a reality Nine real technologies that will soon be inside you Ray Kurzweil claims we can engineer human health If computers think for themselves, should they have human rights? Creating The Data-Inhaling Health…
  • Mayo Clinic Chiefs Name E-Patient Dave as 2015 Visiting Professor

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    Wonderful news! E-Patient Dave, the leader of the global e-patient movement who gave a talk last year at my Social Media in Medicine university course as well, was named Visiting Professor for Mayo Clinic. Patient engagement and empowerment is a natural extension of Dr. Will Mayo’s vision of a medicine as a cooperative science. We are therefore honored to announce Dave deBronkart (aka “e-Patient Dave”) as our 2015 Visiting Professor to help spread this powerful message. We look forward to his March, 2015 visit!
  • Interview on BBC Radio 5

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Last night, I was interviewed live on BBC Radio 5 about currents trends that will shape the future of medicine. You can listen to the talk here (21, October, 9:45 PM GMT).
  • The Real Cyborgs

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    If you want to read only one article about the world of cyborgs, choose this one.
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    Low Calorie Diet

  • Almond Butter Apple Cookies

    Tory McBroom
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    These delicious almond butter apple cookies make a quick and nutritious snack or dessert. But, these tasty treats aren’t your typical cookie! With only 4 ingredients and no baking required, these cookies ditch the flour base and simply use apples sliced into thin rings… And topped with almond butter and shredded coconut. Optionally you can throw on some dark chocolate chips or drizzle some chocolate syrup on top. Perfect for after school snacks or party favors. *Tip: If you plan on these sitting out for an extended period of time, dip the exposed apple (bottom of the cookie) in…
  • Ham, Egg And Cheese Breakfast Cups

    Tory McBroom
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    When I was a little boy I remember my grandma waking up before everybody to cook us a huge breakfast. Eggs, bacon, monkey bread, orange juice – you name it and we had it. I love my grandma and admire the work she would put in, but I unfortunately don’t have that same determination… or time… I tend to gravitate towards quick and easy recipes with a minimal amount of ingredients. And these Ham, Egg And Cheese Breakfast Cups are exactly that! You can prepare in minutes, cook in the oven and you have a delicious, low calorie breakfast ready for everybody in no time. In…
  • Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strips

    Tory McBroom
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Chicken is one of the best foods you can put in your body!  It’s a great fat burning food, is low in calories and is high in protein which helps you feel fuller longer. It’s also boring. Which is why it’s nice to have many different chicken recipes on hand to fight food boredom. This Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strip recipe is very easy to prepare and tastes great. Plus, the parmesan crust makes a healthy base breading if you wanted to throw together spicy or bbq chicken strips. 5.0 from 2 reviews Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strips   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 45…
  • Calorie Restriction – Benefits Of Restricting Calories (And Dangers)

    Tory McBroom
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Calorie restriction is simply a diet plan or regimen where a person lowers their caloric intake. There are varying degrees of restricting calories.  From just a few hundred to more extreme caloric restriction which can have dangerous side effects leading to malnutrition. When most people think of calorie restriction they immediately think of weight loss.  But, restricting your caloric intake may have many benefits including longevity and reduced risks of degenerative diseases, as well. In fact, these benefits have become so popular that a group called the Calorie Restriction Society has…
  • Protein Oatmeal Bars

    Tory McBroom
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    I’ve been searching for some healthy recipes to replace some of the store bought, prepackaged granola bars, protein bars and other bars that we buy every week. Not only to save money, but to get away from a lot of the preservatives, gmo’s, and the huge list of unidentifiable ingredients found in store bought bars. So, after a little testing, I found a delicious oatmeal bar that’s high in protein and only has 4-5 ingredients! And unlike most sugar-laden granola bars, these only have 21 grams of carbs with 10 grams of filling protein – all packed into a 130 calorie bar!
 
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  • How Erika Lyremark helped me whip my business into shape (FLS 025)

    Anne Samoilov
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
     Share on TumblrEver wished you could find someone to help you whip your business into shape? You know – someone who’d be honest and would call you on it when you were being completely off your rocker or kick you into motion if you were letting things slide? Yeah, me too…which is precisely when I discovered and first worked with our featured business influencer. This week is part 3 of my 4 part series featuring some of my biggest business¦ Read More » The post How Erika Lyremark helped me whip my business into shape (FLS 025) appeared first on .
  • Business Influencers – Build a business with integrity (FLS 024)

    Anne Samoilov
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
     Share on TumblrHow important is it to create an ideal customer or audience profile before you launch a blog or a new product? And how do you build a business with integrity – one that is useful, honest, and no nonsense? Today’s guest on the podcast has got some answers to that question. In part two of the business influencer series… I’m talking to an entrepreneur I’ve been watching for several years now. He’s built a successful business that has changed¦ Read More » The post Business Influencers – Build a business with integrity (FLS 024) appeared first on .
  • What to do the week after your launch (and the 1 thing I almost forgot!)

    Anne Samoilov
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
     Share on TumblrWhat’s on your to do list after you finish a launch? Do you have plans to go off the grid, lay flat on your couch for a week straight eating popcorn, watching TV…and just SLEEP? Well, yes, I do too, but I always make a plan for that week following the launch…so I don’t lose momentum or get lazy. Here are 5 things I think you should do in the week (or two) after a launch… the sooner¦ Read More » The post What to do the week after your launch (and the 1 thing I almost forgot!) appeared first on .
  • Who has been your biggest business influence and why? (part 1) (FLS 23)

    Anne Samoilov
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
     Share on TumblrToday I answer the question – who has been your biggest business influence and why? There’s more than one answer to this question, so I decided to do a multi-part series featuring the people and also doing a bit of a throw back Thursday. These are interviews from the archives. They are super relevant to anyone just starting out…because the common thread is…we all start somewhere. The first person I’m featuring is Amy Porterfield. Amy and I met¦ Read More » The post Who has been your biggest business influence and why? (part 1) (FLS 23) appeared…
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    AstroNutrition

  • NOW Devil’s Claw Arthritis Pain Relief

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

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

    AstroNutrition
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Have you heard of reishi mushrooms? Quite potent for such small things. These special fungi have amazing benefits for many areas of bodily health. read more
  • Doctor's Best Vitamin D3: Winter Is Coming

    AstroNutrition
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Vitamin D is a particular kind of essential nutrient. The majority of nutrients that our bodies require are absorbed through food, but vitamin D is special in that our bodies manufacture it with sunlight exposure. read more
  • Product Focus: NOW Eve - Women’s Multivitamin

    AstroNutrition
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Wouldn’t it be great to have a nutritional safety net that ensures you’re intaking all the nutrients a woman’s body needs to stay healthy? Consuming the nutrients you require for optimal health can be a daunting task, especially for women who live an on-the-go lifestyle. read more
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    totalhealth - Authoritative Medical Information from Senior Doctors

  • Google Diagnostics

    Total Health
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Combining Medical Diagnostics and Pathology with Datasets The term 'diagnostics' applies equally to the medical as well as the technology settings, however, the two settings are now being merged with the application of mHealth. read more
  • Ovarian cancer linked to Lynch Syndrome

    Total Health
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    The most common form of ovarianrelating to the ovaries cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. is called 'high grade serous cancer'. One in ten women with this form of cancer carry a geneThe basic unit of genetic material carried on chromosomes. alteration. Alterations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes can cause inherited predispositions to cancer and this is sometimes more prevalent within certain populations including people with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, who also have an…
  • Is mindfulness the new heart therapy?

    Total Health
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    The link between stressRelating to injury or concern. and heart disease is a medical axiom. It would therefore appear to make perfect sense to tackle disease prevention at the stress management and psychological level i.e. healthy in mind, healthy in body. read more
  • Cryoablation for Kidney Cancer

    Total Health
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    Ice and Cryoablation for Kidney Tumours The beauty of using ice to destroy tumours is that it shows clearly on the CTThe abbreviation for computed tomography, a scan that generates a series of cross-sectional x-ray images scanner. This means that the interventional oncologistA specialist in the treatment of cancer., when performing tumour ablation can clearly see the impact of the treatment - and guide / contain this tissueA group of cells with a similar structure and a specialised function. destruction only to the tumour. The good news for the patient is that surgical radical jnephrectomy is…
  • Rapid diagnosis of sepsis (blood poisoning)

    Total Health
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    Bugs can often get into the bloodA fluid that transports oxygen and other substances through the body, made up of blood cells suspended in a liquid. from either simple grazes or from brushing your teeth, but this does not normally cause sepsisInfection of a wound or body tissue with bacteria that leads to the formation of pus or to the multiplication of bacteria in the blood. . When bacteriaA group of organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye, which are usually made up of just a single cell. or virusesMicrobes that are only able to multiply within living cells. get into the blood most…
 
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    Vitamin IMC

  • Northwestern IMC does Dreamforce

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

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

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

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

    Burcu Agma
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:41 am
    Image Courtesy of Wired As a marketing manager, you are beginning to see the use of wearable tech and know it will soon become embedded in the culture of your high value markets. Because the wearable technology field is fast evolving and is increasingly relevant to consumer groups, it is a puzzle for all of us to solve. The key is to find the right pieces at the right time.  As a graduate student in the Integrated Marketing Communications program at Northwestern University, I found two articles to help clarify wearable tech challenges and bring the pieces of this puzzle together. A recent…
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    Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Blog - AromaTalk

  • Aromatherapy Monster Repellent!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Healthy Banana-Almond Breakfast Toast

    Erin Palinski-Wade, RD CDE
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Excerpt from Belly Fat Diet For Dummies, Wiley, (c) 2012 Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 10 min Yield: 2 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute (or 4 egg whites) 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon 1/4 cup crushed almonds Nonstick cooking spray 2 slices 100% whole-wheat bread 1 large banana, sliced Directions Place the liquid egg substitute (or egg whites) in a large bowl. Add the vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon and whisk together. On a plate, spread out the crushed almonds. Spray a small sauté pan with nonstick cooking spray and place…
  • 10 Reasons to Keep Your Relationship Status Hidden

    Kelly Rouba
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:52 pm
    You met an amazing guy. He’s all you can think about. You are so happy you could shout it from the rooftops? But, should you…especially when it comes to going ‘social.’ Changing your status on social media opens up all kinds of things…with your peer group, family, colleagues, any exes you are still connected to…AND your new partner. Are you prepared for the avalanche of reactions? Carlee, of New Jersey, kept her relationships status quiet when she got back together with her ex-boyfriend. “When I broke up with him, I hid my relationship status so I…
  • Your 7 Most Embarrassing Waxing Questions Answered!

    Kerri Winick Beauty Editor
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Waxing is not exactly fun, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Am I right? When you add embarrassment and pain to the mix, it can be even more brutal. But, don’t let fear  keep you from getting your groom on. We’re all friends here..so let’s talk amongst ourselves. I’ll start, with a confession: I am super hairy…as in sasquatch hairy. I *ahem* grow hair in places most women have nightmares about, and yet, I have never been professionally waxed. Why? Because I’m scared. Scared of the pain. Scared of being judged. Scared of the process. Just scared.
  • Colds and Flu: Make Sure You Don’t Rely on Too Much of a Good Thing

    Katie Parsons
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
      As the most wonderful time of the year quickly approaches, so does its dark cousin: the dreaded cold and flu season.   The Centers for Disease Control report that the height of the flu season is usually from December until February, but recommends that individuals over six months old are vaccinated against the flu by October. The CDC estimates that more than 200,000 Americans are hospitalized each year because of flu symptoms and complications, and that deaths from the past 30 years have ranged from a low of 3,000 to a high of 49,000. Reaching for pain relief There is no way to…
  • 5 Ways To Deal With Your Kid’s Social Media Addiction

    Barbara Greenberg PhD
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Getting your kids off-line Let’s face it — at any given moment of the day, if you want to guess what your teen is doing you have a very high probability of guessing correctly if you suspect that they are on some form of social media. And yes, we the parents may be doing the same. Consider these statistics: 1.  95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online. 2. Smartphone use among this age group has increased rapidly, from 23% in 2011 to 37% in 2013. 3.  9 out of 10 online teenagers say they have used Social Media. 4. Of teens on Social Media, 91% post photos of…
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    Fitho

  • Full Day Diet to Detox After Partying

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

    Latika
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
      The sedentary lifestyle followed by most of the people these days has left no time for them to look after their wellbeing. Strained muscles, aching backs and uneasy exhausted feeling have become a part of everyone’s daily life. In such a scenario, working out on regular basis becomes crucial, because exercising not only burns...Read More
  • The 15 Min Body Fat Blaster Home Workout

    Latika
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    Do you find it difficult to incorporate gym or yoga classes in your daily routine? Do you also believe that at least an hour or so of exercise is required every day to stay in shape? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then certainly this article is going to be an...Read More
  • 5 Diet and Exercise Tips to Lose Arm Flab

    Dashmeet Kaur
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:01 am
    There are exercises that target the flab on your arms to help you get the toned arms. But if you really want to double-team arm flab, then you’ll need to eliminate sugar and processed carbohydrates while also incorporating fat-burning foods into your diet. Start your day with Fiber: Eating a healthy breakfast jump-starts your metabolism,...Read More
  • 15 Ways To Cut Down 500 Calories A Day

    Dashmeet Kaur
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Weight loss is very scientific. It all boils down to how many calories consumed versus how many calories burned. While exercise really helps in burning calories, its what you eat can be a game changer. All foods have calories. While some come in the form of our favorite dessert or savory dish, the others are...Read More
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    True Food Movement

  • Too Much Pumpkin?

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

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

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

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

    admin
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:07 pm
    credit: Lisa Johnson I recently had the pleasure of taking a cooking class called “Bon Appetit: Following in Julia’s Footsteps.” It was a great learning experience taught by Dustin Rennells who is best known for his “cupcakes and cocktails” class. (Doesn’t that sound totally fun?!) While bruschetta is decidedly Italian, it was one of Julia Child’s favorite dishes and she prepared it often. Dustin has kindly given me permission to reprint his recipe, and only asks that I say it was inspired by Julia. I changed the portion sizes, but otherwise…
 
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    Health and Medicine News from SciGuru.com

  • Crossing pathways of metastatic cancer cells and cancer stem cells

    Science News Desk
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
     In the first study of its kind, Rice University researchers have mapped how information flows through the genetic circuits that cause cancer cells to become metastatic. The research reveals a common pattern in the decision-making that allows cancer cells to both migrate and form new tumors. Researchers say the commonality may open the door to new drugs that interfere with the genetic switches that cancer must flip to form both cancer stem cells and circulating tumor cells — two of the main players in cancer metastasis.read more
  • Career performance of doctors affected by childhood stress

    Science News Desk
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    A study conducted by the UC San Diego Physician Assessment and Clinical Education program (PACE) found that childhood adversity could potentially play a role in a physician’s later professional relationships. A novel 4-year study identifies how childhood stress impacts career performance in doctors. The findings were published online October 31 in General Hospital Psychiatry.read more
  • The vicious cycle of itch, serotonin, pain and scratch

    Science News Desk
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    New research from scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that scratching causes pain which prompts the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation. The findings, in mice, are reported online in the journal Neuron. The same vicious cycle of itching and scratching is thought to occur in humans, and the research provides new clues that may help break that cycle, particularly in people who experience chronic itching.read more
  • BCG vaccine and trained immunity: not just a TB vaccine

    Marie-Therese Walsh PhD
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
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  • Seizures and migraines are linked by physics

    Marie-Therese Walsh PhD
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
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    IndiaVision News and Information » Health & Fitness

  • Aqua aerobics and water sports

    Gautam
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    Although traditional workout methods are preferred by a wide majority, aqua exercises are being pursued by many for variety in their exercise routine and to break the monotony and boredom of gym routines. Water exercises like swimming and aqua aerobics are especially great for people with restricted movements due to injury, disease or age. Spiritually speaking, water is a symbol of purity and plays a crucial role in mind and body healing along with providing natural resistance. Water based exercises have tremendous rehabilitative benefits which means that people with arthritis, back problems,…
  • 6 ways sitting is killing you

    Gautam
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    That office chair, couch, cushion or bean bag isn’t the real culprit. It’s your lazy habit of parking yourself in a spot that is silently ringing the death knell for you. It’s tough to avoid sitting if you work in an office environment (unless you have a standing desk like some new-age workplaces abroad). On your day off, you tend to laze around the house or, worse, be a smug couch potato, chomping on fast food in front of the television as an excuse for leisure. A recent study found that people who sat for more than 11 hours a day had a 40% higher chance of dying within…
  • Drink your way to great skin

    Alka Anand Singh
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    - While carrots are good for the eyes, carrot juice is said to be great for your skin because it contains vitamin A, known to avert the occurrence of acne, pimples, spots caused by sun damage and wrinkles. – Packed with antioxidants, apple juice is said to make sure your skin doesn’t age prematurely and protects skin tissue from getting damaged. – Orange juice is excellent for glowing skin and giving you an even toned complexion. – An enzyme called papain found in papaya juice is said to keep skin healthy from within by curing different types of skin problems. –…
  • Super benefits of ginger you did not know

    Gautam
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    Ginger is one condiment which not just spices up your food and gives it the punch; it also comes with a lot of health and beauty benefits. Here are some of them – Bite into a small piece of ginger before a meal and it will help increase your appetite. Ginger can get your digestive juices working. Ginger absorbs essential nutrients in the body. If you are feeling nauseous, chew on to some ginger, preferably with a splash of honey. Bogged down with stomach cramps? Chew on to some ginger for relief. Suffering from pain in joints? Bite into ginger and feel the relief. Ginger tea is great…
  • Simple exercises to reduce eye strain

    Gautam
    4 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    Do you find yourself squinting your eyes and rubbing them in irritation often? Owing to the exposure of the computer screens and mobile phones in our daily lives, a lot of people have started experiencing blurred vision, itchiness and headaches on a daily basis. Here are a few simple exercises to help rejuvenate and reduce the strain on your eyes. Palming Rub your hands together for about 10 to 15 minutes till they’re slightly warm, now place them upon your eyes. Don’t touch the eyeballs directly, instead just keep your hands lightly over your eyes. Repeated blinking Blinking…
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • A Journey Just Begun: How I Lost 60 Pounds in 6 Months and Became a Man on a Mission

    Guest
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! I have been contemplating for about a month now whether I should write my “success” story or wait until I reached my ultimate goal. After thinking this through, I realized I will never reach my ultimate goal since I am now living a new…
  • Are You Sacrificing Your Health?

    Mark Sisson
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    There’s that saying people throw out when a hypothetical situation is profoundly unappealing or flat-out unconscionable to them – “Not for a million dollars…”. Not for a million dollars. Not for ten million. Not for…what? Think for a second and identify the most important, precious, valuable principles and priorities that you wouldn’t sacrifice for anything in the world. Got ‘em? Let me ask this: does your health make the list? If it did, think about how you got to this point. How and when did you decide your health was so comparatively critical? How have you…
  • Better Than a Marathon: The 1 Mile Challenge

    Mark Sisson
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    If you wanted schoolyard acclaim at my middle school, you didn’t bother with how much you could bench, how many pullups you could do, or how far you could throw a football. And you certainly didn’t bother with running a marathon. The true path to lasting seventh grade athletic immortality ran a mile in length. If you could break six minutes, you were fast. Break five and a half? You were elite. Once a week during PE, we’d line up on the track to test our mettle. Coach’d say go, click his stopwatch, and we were off chasing glory. You’d run and you’d run…
  • G’Day, Australia – The Primal Hotbed

    Mark Sisson
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Something beautiful is happening across the Pacific Ocean. For years, I’ve sensed a strange Primal energy coming off the waves that pound the Malibu coastline, carried across the water from a distant nation whose people have embraced ancestral health and fitness more vociferously than any other. The citizens of this country read my blog, attend PrimalCons, and take the PB Expert Certification course in disproportionate numbers relative to their population. A revolutionary chain of Primal cafes – THR1VE – has sprung up around the major cities, offering breakfast and lunch…
  • Dear Mark: Can’t Afford Good Meat, Allergy or Preference, Cold Pasta, and Protein in Pregnancy

    Mark Sisson
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got a four-parter. First up, how does a person hope to maintain a Primal lifestyle if they can’t afford pastured meats and eggs and are unwilling to eat factory-farmed meat? Is it possible? Yes; read on. Next, what’s the deal with waiters asking if we’re avoiding bread because of “preference” or “allergy”? What’s it to ‘em? Third, should Primal people care about the recent study showing a reduced blood glucose response after eating leftover pasta? We should, and I’ll explain why.
 
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    33 Charts

  • The Public Physician – #HCSMCa Thoughts

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

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

    DrV
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Of course, according to The Mayo Clinic. They’ve been leading medicine for decades, so why wouldn’t they lead here? Today, The Mayo Clinic announced that e-Patient Dave deBronkart would serve as the 2015 Visiting Professor: Patient engagement and empowerment is a natural extension of Dr. Will Mayo’s vision of a medicine as a cooperative science. We are therefore honored to announce Dave deBronkart (aka “e-Patient Dave”) as our 2015 Visiting Professor to help spread this powerful message. We look forward to his March, 2015 visit! This represents a milestone for the medical profession…
  • The Public Physician is Public

    DrV
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    The Public Physician – Practical Wisdom for Life in a Connected, Always-On World, has landed. Here’s the problem I’m trying to fix:  While every doctor with a smartphone can publish their ideas to the world, we are completely unprepared to deal with what this all means.  When it comes to public dialog, most of us know what the tools are, few of know the boundaries.  Hopefully you’ll pick up a copy to help smooth the way. Here are a few ideas about how I’m approaching this project: Who’s The Public Physician for?  Doctors new to social media, blogging and public…
  • Doctors and the Private-Professional Divide

    DrV
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Video and communications expert Drew Keller spoke this afternoon at the 6th Annual Health Care Social Media Summitat the Mayo Clinic. He described the experience of working with doctors and suggested that they have two modes of communication: private and professional. In private, and with patients, they have natural, easy ways of using language, expression, and metaphor to explain conditions.  But in front of a camera or onstage they become quite public in their behavior. Given concerns with the permanence of media and the potential for peer and public judgment, they behave and communicate…
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    Weight Loss Success

  • The Way We Lose Weight

    George Diamond
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond The Way We Lose Weight Weight Loss Success We Lose Weight, One Healthy Choice At a Time The post The Way We Lose Weight appeared first on Weight Loss Success.
  • I’m Special That I Can’t Lose Weight

    George Diamond
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond I’m Special That I Can’t Lose Weight Weight Loss Success I’m Special That I Can’t Lose Weight Yes, it’s possible but not likely that your situation is unique, that your circumstance is one-of-a-kind, and that it is impossible for you to lose weight. It’s unlikely that your issue is so perfect that there’s nothing that can help you. It is possible, but it is unlikely. It is an excuse to give to your family and friends, why you don’t do anything about your weight. It is…
  • I Want to Lose Weight Now, Darn it!

    George Diamond
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond I Want to Lose Weight Now, Darn it! Weight Loss Success I Want to Lose Weight Now Do you ever feel that you really want to lose weight, but can’t? I am always talking to people that tell me how hard they work at losing weight but can’t. The problem is what they aren’t telling me. The things that they choose to forget about and the things they may not realize that they are doing. If we want to lose weight, we need to know the effects of everything we do on our body. We need to know how our…
  • Just say “NO!” : Learn This and Lose Weight

    George Diamond
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Just say “NO!” : Learn This and Lose Weight Weight Loss Success Just say “NO!” Learn This and Lose Weight I was running with a group of marathon runners the other day, when one of them said to me that she had a problem in saying “NO” to food. She said that the only reason she was able to stay thin is because she runs 10-12 miles a few times a week. She mentioned that one of the other marathon runners had no problem saying, “NO!” That lead me to think. If you…
  • Don’t Like Your Weight

    George Diamond
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Don’t Like Your Weight Weight Loss Success If You Don’t Like Your Weight, Change it The post Don’t Like Your Weight appeared first on Weight Loss Success.
 
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • Lessons from That Old House

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

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

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

    Cammy Chapel
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Okay, so it’s not grammatically correct. It’s the best I could come up with at the moment. Time again for another installment of Alphabet Soup, my letter-by-letter look at the words and concepts that help me in weight management. I have to tell you, I’m quite proud of myself for getting all the way up to ‘I’. You probably won’t be surprised to read that my #1 I-word is “I“. One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned over the past 7 or 8 years is that I hold the keys to my success. Sure, I get help and support from some (thank you all very…
  • Respite…and Just in the Nick of Time

    Cammy Chapel
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Ahh, home again and getting back in the groove. Again. This week’s adventure took me back to middle Tennessee, but an hour or so south of Nashville, to a little town called Winchester. Along the way, I spotted this interesting castle near Arrington, TN: We don’t see many castles in TN, so I looked it up later. This is Castle Gwynn and it’s the home of the Tennessee Renaissance Festival in May of each year. I might have to check it out some year. This week’s luxury accommodations {snerk!} were at the Best Western. (For the record, I like Best Westerns, in general, and…
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • A Journey for the Body and Spirit: Hiking Maui’s Haleakala Crater

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

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

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

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

    Joyce
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The Nokia Lumia 2520 wrapped up safely in the Nokia Power keyboard — Hello up to an extra 5 hours of battery life! **Disclosure: As a #VZWbuzz team member, I was provided the Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet. My opinions are always my own. Although I don’t go on tropical adventures as often as I’d like, I do journey home to Maui at least once a year. I’m there for awhile and it’s always awesome to see my Maui ohana, but there’s always work that needs doing too. I have to pack up the appropriate gadgets and tools to make that work  happen. Each trip, I try to be as…
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    E2dietitian

  • Chia “Strong”

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

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

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

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

    e2dietitian
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Coconut water, a magic elixir for athletes?
 
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    Fitho

  • The 24 Minute Calorie Burner Cardio Workout

    Latika
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
      The sedentary lifestyle followed by most of the people these days has left no time for them to look after their wellbeing. Strained muscles, aching backs and uneasy exhausted feeling have become a part of everyone’s daily life. In such a scenario, working out on regular basis becomes crucial, because exercising not only burns...Read More
  • The 15 Min Body Fat Blaster Home Workout

    Latika
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    Do you find it difficult to incorporate gym or yoga classes in your daily routine? Do you also believe that at least an hour or so of exercise is required every day to stay in shape? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then certainly this article is going to be an...Read More
  • 5 Diet and Exercise Tips to Lose Arm Flab

    Dashmeet Kaur
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:01 am
    There are exercises that target the flab on your arms to help you get the toned arms. But if you really want to double-team arm flab, then you’ll need to eliminate sugar and processed carbohydrates while also incorporating fat-burning foods into your diet. Start your day with Fiber: Eating a healthy breakfast jump-starts your metabolism,...Read More
  • 15 Ways To Cut Down 500 Calories A Day

    Dashmeet Kaur
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Weight loss is very scientific. It all boils down to how many calories consumed versus how many calories burned. While exercise really helps in burning calories, its what you eat can be a game changer. All foods have calories. While some come in the form of our favorite dessert or savory dish, the others are...Read More
  • 50 Easy tips to lose weight

    Swati Kapoor
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    Losing weight can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. Weight loss should be looked at it from a holistic (health) point of you. Its not only about seeing the kilos going down on the weighing scale. It is also about how healthy you feel as you shed that extra...Read More
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    Fitho » Health Myths Exposed and Busted- Important Information, Tips and More

  • Full Day Diet to Detox After Partying

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

    Bhawna Gupta
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:09 am
    Commercially many people promote packed aloe vera juice as a healthiest drink ever because of many health benefits that it possesses. But how healthy is your packed aloe vera juice as compared to fresh juice? Also, excess of anything can be bad for your health so even do aloe vera juice. Let us find out...Read More
  • Are low carb diet healthy?

    Swati Kapoor
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:41 am
    Are carbohydrates your weight loss enemy? Why don’t people hate them so much and do low carbohydrate diets really help in weight loss? Lets find out why we should not be so scared of them. Carbohydrates are the main source of fuel for our body. You need them every day in recommended levels to carry...Read More
  • Is Your Sodium Intake Aging You Faster?

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

    Subaha Kumari
    14 Jun 2014 | 2:54 am
    Protein is an important macro nutrient and plays a major role in various physiological conditions. The requirement of protein depends on the body and other factors such as size, age and gender. Low protein diet may lead to diseases such as protein energy malnutrition, so an individual who does not follow an intense exercise routine...Read More
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    Be Well Buzz

  • EBOLA: A Virus Of The Mind? Or Something Worse?

    Dr. Anthony G. Beck
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:31 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com There has been a ton of concern and talk about the current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Let’s take a closer look at this issue and see if that concern is justified or not. I’m sure that by now you have heard about so called “deadly virus” that can do catastrophic damage to a country and its people. But is it really as bad as the media wants you to believe? To tell you the truth, it’s not an Ebola epidemic. It’s worse….It’s an epidemic of fear and misdirection! And this epidemic is caused by the belief that, in the case of…
  • 7 Health Reasons Why You Should Eat Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds

    BeWellBuzz
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com It’s harvest season, a time when much of North America turns shades of golden, hues of orange and blasts of deep, bright red. It’s a time of reaping what we’ve sown, feasting and enjoying the festivities. Among the many autumn favorites, pumpkins are perhaps the most entertaining. They’re also nutritious. Recipes abound substituting fats and oils with pumpkin puree. It lends texture, weight, moisture and delicate flavor. Some prefer it over apple sauce as a fat sub because it’s lower in sugar, has more body and adds more nutrients. From pumpkin puree soups…
  • Stay Away From These Heart-Harming Omega-6 Rich Oils

    Esse Johnson
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Omega-6 essential fatty acids (n-6) are getting a bad rap these days but the problem may not be the n-6. It’s the amount of it suddenly infiltrating our diet, not to mention the sources. From the media hype alone it could sound like n-6 needs to be avoided. Not entirely true. As you can see omega-6 fatty acids are a good and necessary nutrient; but too much of a good thing is still too much. It turns out that n-3 and n-6 compete for digestion and assimilation in the body and if n-6 wins, we lose. At The Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health researchers reviewed…
  • Your Hidden Superpower #1: WORDS

    Dr. Kim D'Eramo
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Do you know that when you speak, your body is listening? The words you say have meaning and resonance in your body-and a health consequence. Studies have shown that your tone, volume and meaning is immediately registered in your cells and moves you either towards vibrance and harmony OR towards disease. Whether you say: “I feel like crap” or “I’m so tired” or “I always have back pain” or “My bad knee,” your body logs that in and produces the corresponding result. The other interesting thing about your words is: According to your body, YOU are the…
 
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • 3 Plants for Your Aromatic Garden

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

    Andrea Butje
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    This all-natural solid deodorant recipe is a sneak preview into the kinds of blends you get in Aromahead Institute’s eBook! (To purchase the Essential Living eBook, click here!) Makes about four 1 oz. deodorant tubes. Ingredients 1 oz (28 g) Beeswax 3 oz (84 g) Jojoba 20 drops Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis) 20 drops Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) Tools Kitchen scale Pyrex-style large measuring bowl Medium stove top pot Glass stirring rod or spoon Four 1 oz deodorant tubes Directions: Use the “Stove Top Melting Method” to liquify and combine the base carriers. Place the…
  • Aloe Avocado Soap-Free Face Wash

    Andrea
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Cleanse and refresh your skin with this soap-free face wash! If you follow the Aromahead Blog, you know I love coming up with new ways to cleanse and nourish skin without drying it out or stripping its nutrients. Well, I have another beautiful aromatherapy recipe for you! This recipe is for an all natural, soap-free face wash. First let me say that I have used some wonderful soaps—and have even made them myself and shared recipes with you all. But I still prefer not to use soap on my face. I know a lot of people who are in the same boat. Their skin is just too sensitive for it. So this…
  • Saro Essential Oil: A healing profile

    Andrea Butje
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Republic of Madagascar is a series of islands off the southeastern coast of Africa. The islands are rich with animal and plant life. Many plants in Madagascar are found nowhere else in the world. Cinnamosma fragrans, commonly known as Saro, is one of the healing plants native only to the island nation of Madagascar. Saro essential oil, along with Ravintsara and Niaouli essential oils, is harvested in the wild, and distilled in Madagascar. In the past when friends have had upper respiratory infections, I have made them blends with Saro and they have really appreciated the relief and the…
  • Aromatherapy Recipes to Enhance Your Yoga Practice

    Andrea Butje
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Yoga and aromatherapy share a common goal–that of naturally, gently, restoring a person’s balance and health. Maybe that’s why they have a long history of working together. Essential oils affect us quickly, and they affect us deeply. Essential oils can be such powerful tools, especially in conjunction with yoga, as we connect with our bodies in deep, holistic, strengthening ways. Preparing for Your Practice Some yoga studios don’t allow the use of aromatherapy during yoga classes. Scents can linger in a space after the class is over, and what one person finds soothing, another may…
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    Becker's Spine Review

  • Alphatec Spine 3Q revenue up 2%: 10 key concepts

    Laura Dyrda
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Alphatec Spine reported a slight increase in consolidated net revenue and United States net revenue during the third quarter financial report. Here are 10 things to know about the company's financial report:   1. Consolidated net revenue was up 2 percent over the same period last year, reaching $51 million.   2. United States revenues were up 3 percent to $34.8 million in the quarter; international revenues were down 2 percent to $16.2 million.   3. Less-invasive product solutions sales increased 35 percent internationally and around 9 percent overall for the third quarter,…
  • NuVasive's 3Q revenue up 12.3%: 10 things to know

    Laura Dyrda
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    NuVasive announced third quarter financial results and increased full year guidance. Here are 10 things to know about the company's financial report:   1. Revenue increased 12.3 percent to $189.9 million for the quarter.   2. NuVasive generated a record quarterly free cash flow at $35 million.   3. GAAP gross profit for the third quarter was $142.2 million and the gross margin was 74.9 percent. In 2013, the third quarter GAAP gross profit was $125.9 million and gross margin was 74.4 percent.   4. Total GAAP operating expenses for the third quarter was $125.9 million, up…
  • Zimmer Biomet names new leaders

    Laura Dyrda
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Zimmer announced a new leadership team and organizational structure that will go into effect when their merger with Biomet is final. "Our two companies will be stronger together, and that is proven by the management team we have assembled," said David Dvorak, Zimmer President and CEO. "With the help of these individuals, and many more across both organizations, we are making great progress in our integration planning and are positioned to immediately begin capturing the benefits of the combination upon closing."   The team will include 12 executives reporting to Mr. Dvorak. He will…
  • Mazor Robotics, K2M, Wright Medical Group & more — 17 key notes

    Anuja Vaidya
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    Here are 17 key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies. Aurora Spine entered into a national contract with MedAssets.  Bacterin released two new products for use in spinal procedures — 3Demin Boats and 3Demin Strips.   Bacterin has also been awarded a grant for $192,484 from the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology to help fund the development and commercialization of a novel regenerative medicine technology.   Metalmark Capital, a private equity firm, has completed a majority investment in Collagen Matrix.   CoorsTek Medical, a part of the…
  • Aurora Spine announces 1st Israeli implantation of ZIP ULTRA MIS interspinous device

    Anuja Vaidya
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Aurora Spine's ZIP ULTRA Minimally Invasive interspinous device has been implanted for the first time in Israel. Multiple surgeries have now been performed at the Herzliya Medical Center by Prof. Reuven Gepstein. The device is an interspinous fixation implant for spinal fusion and consists of a ONE-STEP locking mechanism, articulating spikes and various sizes.   "We are very excited that Aurora now offers our ZIP MIS system portfolio in Israel," said Trent Northcutt, president and CEO of Aurora Spine. "We believe that the ZIP ULTRA MIS fusion system will change spine surgery with a true…
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • Write your Bucket List and Start To Do The Things on It

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

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

    Larry Lewis
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    5 Useful Ways to Relieve PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Millions of women cope with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) with little more than painkillers and a little extra rest. However, there are some women who experience severe and long-lasting symptoms that can bring their daily life to a halt. If you are one of those women, there are five relatively simple ways you can relieve your pain and discomfort to a level that lets you get on with your life. There are several symptoms related to PMS, and not every women experiences them all. The main signs of…
  • It’s Time For Transformation

    Larry Lewis
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    It’s Time For Transformation was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living If life isn’t right don’t you think it’s time for transformation? Are you wasting your life away, afraid of failure or is it success you’re afraid of? You’ve got to get your life moving towards your dreams.  Life doesn’t last forever! What’s your vision? What do you want to do with your life? What do you want your legacy to be? Start today making your life brilliant! So what are you doing with your life? Are you wasting your life away, and not chasing your dreams? If so, why? Are you afraid it’s…
  • If You Had Your Time All Over Again

    Larry Lewis
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    If You Had Your Time All Over Again was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living One of the most important lessons I teach is to run your life as it is today under the microscope to determine whether things are exactly like you want them to be or whether you need to do a lot of work to get to the place you want it to be. Most people doing such a review of their life, when asked to do an appraisal will mark themselves as a failure, completely discontented with life and their achievements. In fact give them half a chance and they’ll press the rewind button so as to start all over again,…
 
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    Elements4Health

  • Earlier Is Better When it Comes to Plastic Surgery for Children

    Dana
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Mark Urata, MD, chief, Division of Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, as well as chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, discusses the future of pediatric cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Q: What makes plastic and craniofacial surgical issues so critical for children? Urata: As developing beings, children are quite sensitive about their appearance and how it can impact their self-esteem. They have a natural desire to fit in with their peers. It is a big…
  • BMI Impacts Response to Chemo in Obese Youths

    Dana
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Obese youths with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are known to have worse outcomes than their lean counterparts. To find out why, investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles studied patients who were obese at the time of their diagnosis with ALL to determine if body mass index (BMI) impacted response to initial chemotherapy. This response to initial chemotherapy (or induction therapy) is measured by the absence of leukemia cells in the bone marrow. Called minimal residual disease (MRD), in which residual leukemia cells cannot be seen under microscope but can be detected by more…
  • Infants Respond to Social Cues from Sclera

    Dana
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Humans are the only primates with large, highly visible sclera – the white part of the eye. The eye plays a significant role in the expressiveness of a face, and how much sclera is shown can indicate the emotions or behavioral attitudes of a person. Wide-open eyes, exposing a lot of white, indicate fear or surprise. A thinner slit of exposed eye, such as when smiling, expresses happiness or joy. Averted eyes, as well as direct eye contact, can mean several things. So the eye white, or how much of it is shown and at what angle, plays a role in the social and cooperative interactions among…
  • Stomach Bacteria May Protect You from Obesity

    Dana
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The germ Helicobacter pylori is the cause of most stomach ulcers, but new research in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics suggests that treating the bacteria is linked to weight gain. By reviewing data taken from forty-nine studies with data from ten European countries, Japan, the U.S. and Australia, Professor Gerald Holtmann identified a correlation between prevalence rates for H. pylori and obesity. “The rate of obesity and overweight were inversely and significantly correlated with the prevalence of H. pylori infection,” said Professor Holtmann. “The gradual…
  • 2014 Allergy Review and Tips for the Holidays

    Dana
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Gottlieb Allergy Count pollen and mold reporting season ended on October 15, 2014 and founder Joseph Leija, MD, retired allergist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, offers a look back at this year. The long, extreme winter delayed the start of the reporting season to the end of March as compared to early March in 2013. “April was so unseasonably cold that for the first time in the history of the Gottlieb Allergy Count, the pollen-gathering instrument froze so I could not complete the day’s report,” says Leija, who conducts the official allergy count for the Midwest as certified by the…
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    BitterSweet

  • Smutty Spores

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    Halloween is upon us once again, bringing with it an endless buffet of “creepy” eats and other grotesque delights. Spaghetti worms and grape eyeballs are perhaps some of the most infamous edible gags, but more modern cooks have become increasingly creative with their monstrous recipes. Bloody fingers are a personal favorite, closely followed by the ever-tempting molded gelatinous brains. It’s easy to whip up a fairly horrific dinner party with a few crafty tricks, but I’m here today to tell you that these examples are all child’s play. If you want to really…
  • For Every Bird a Nest [of Kale]

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    For every Bird a Nest – Wherefore in timid quest Some little Wren goes seeking round – Wherefore when boughs are free – Households in every tree – Pilgrim be found? Perhaps a home too high – Ah Aristocracy! The little Wren desires – Perhaps of kale so fine – Of leafy greens e’en superfine, Her pride aspires – The Lark is not ashamed To build upon the ground Her modest house – Yet who of all the throng Dancing around the sun Does so rejoice? [Ever so slightly adapted from] Emily Dickinson
  • Food is the Best Remedy

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    I’ve made no secret of my distaste for “cleanses,” a concept that merely sounds like a thin guise for a more modern interpretation of the classic crash diet. The theory goes that this stringent regimen of fruit and vegetable juices will clean out the digestive system, remove unspecified toxins, and fill the participant with vital nutrients that are otherwise difficult to assimilate through whole foods. Though it may typically lead to weight loss in the short term, any victories over the scale are short lived, as it’s mostly water weight or the result of nothing more…
  • Pop It Like It’s Hot

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Freshly fallen leaves have settled in crispy piles everywhere the eye can see, while cooler breezes have swept away the summer heat so thoroughly and completely, it’s hard to believe we ever faced such oppressive temperatures. For most people, this shift tends to evoke thoughts of apples, pumpkins, and mulled wine, but for me, this time is inextricably linked with a craving for popcorn, of all things. Popcorn was never a part of any particular seasonal traditions in my childhood, nor was it reserved only for specific times of year, but something about the colder weather and advancing…
  • Bread Meets Spread

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    “Have you heard of HUMMUS?” you might ask of a caveman recently unearthed after a million-year marathon nap. Now as ubiquitous as ketchup or salsa, hummus has managed to surpass all cultural boundaries, weaving its way into the homes and hearts of food lovers worldwide. What might be a more relevant question in this day and age is “Have you heard of MASABACHA?” Hummus’s lesser-know cousin should rank just as highly on the snacking scale, and yet somehow lacks the same renown, barely registering as a blip on the radar. Depending on your circle of friends, it might…
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    Ben Greenfield Fitness

  • #298: The Best Remedies For Hot Flashes, Does N-Acetyl Cysteine Increase Glutathione, How To Increase Shoulder Mobility And Much More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Oct 29, 2014 Podcast: The Best Remedies For Hot Flashes, Does N-Acetyl Cysteine Increase Glutathione, How To Increase Shoulder Mobility, The post #298: The Best Remedies For Hot Flashes, Does N-Acetyl Cysteine Increase Glutathione, How To Increase Shoulder Mobility And Much More! appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • The Five Best Supplements and Foods to Increase Sexual Performance.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    If your reproductive system is working at top-notch capacity, it’s a pretty good sign that you’re fit on the outside The post The Five Best Supplements and Foods to Increase Sexual Performance. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • How To Find Nutrient-Dense Wild Edibles And Medicinal Plants In Your Own Backyard.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Ever wished you knew if you had plants in your backyard that you could actually eat – plants that might The post How To Find Nutrient-Dense Wild Edibles And Medicinal Plants In Your Own Backyard. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • #297: How Warrior Breathing Works, The Best Way To Use DHEA, Should Kids Drink MCT Oil & More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. Oct 22, 2014 Podcast: How Does Warrior Breathing Work, The post #297: How Warrior Breathing Works, The Best Way To Use DHEA, Should Kids Drink MCT Oil & More! appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • Episode #297 – Full Transcript

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Podcast #297 from http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2014/10/297-how-warrior-breathing-works-the-best-way-to-use-dhea-should-kids-drink-mct-oil/ [0:00:00]  Introduction:  In this episode of the Ben Greenfield fitness podcast:  How Does Warrior Breathing Work, The post Episode #297 – Full Transcript appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • The Anatomy Of A Proper Workout

    Anytime Fitness
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    You may not be using your time at the gym to it's full extent. Discover how the anatomy of a proper workout will help you stay on track. The post The Anatomy Of A Proper Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • How Much Activity Will it Take to Burn Off Those Pumpkin Treats?

    Amanda Ingle
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Pumpkin is all the rage this month but is the treat worth the calories? Discover how long it will take you to work off those pumpkin goodies. The post How Much Activity Will it Take to Burn Off Those Pumpkin Treats? appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Recipe: Vegan Slow Cooker Pumpkin, Lentil and Chickpea Stew

    Cassie Johnston
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    This vegan pumpkin stew is missing the meat but isn't missing any flavor! Grab your slow cooker, a pie pumpkin, and you're set for a hearty stew. The post Recipe: Vegan Slow Cooker Pumpkin, Lentil and Chickpea Stew appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • The Monster Mash Workout

    Luke Andrus
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Get into the Halloween spirit this week with the Monster Mash workout! You'll be glad you did this workout after you see your calorie burn! The post The Monster Mash Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Fall Workout Jams: 27 Songs for Cardio, Lifting, and More

    Josh Cox
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Add these 27 awesome workout jams to your fall workout playlist for optimum performance in the gym! The post Fall Workout Jams: 27 Songs for Cardio, Lifting, and More appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • Dermatologist’s Chemotherapy Skin Care Kit

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I’m very pleased to announce the release my Chemotherapy Skin Care Kit! My Chemo Skin Care Kit is near and dear to me. I’m a dermatologist who just spent the last year being treated for the most aggressive form of breast cancer – the dreaded high grade triple negative type.  My oncology team gave me really strong and intense chemo because it was my only shot at surviving.  I knew that I was in for a ton of side effects – including skin problems – and I decided that I was NOT going to let that happen if I could help it! I actually tolerated chemo pretty well all…
  • Bald Girls Do Lunch in Sebastopol

    Angela
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Bald Girls Do Lunch is the name of a really great national nonprofit alopecia aerata advocacy group and they are coming to Sonoma County this November! In fact, they will be “doing dinner” in our lovely town of Sebastopol! This is a great chance for Sonoma, Mendicino, Marin and Lake County women with alopecia aerata to meet founder Thea Chassin, a national advocacy leader for the alopecia aerata community.  Having the chance to connect with other Santa Rosa area women with the same struggle is a big bonus too. Dr. Bailey and her team of dermatologists at Advanced Skin Care and…
  • Dr. Bailey’s Best Sensitive Skin Care Tips

    Angela
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    For anyone with sensitive skin, Dr. Bailey has you covered. Not only does Dr. Bailey receive requests online asking about skin care regimens for sensitive skin, but she also see patients daily with the same issues. This is why Dr. Bailey has compiled her best sensitive skin care tips in the “Sensitive Skin Care Tips” section of the skin care advice navigation menu. What are the causes of sensitive skin? According to Dr. Bailey, it may be due to an allergy, environmental conditions, or irritation from harsh products. No matter the cause, sensitive skin indicates your skin barrier…
  • Men’s Fall and Winter Grooming Tips: Face and Scalp Dandruff

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Your skin changes with the seasons, which means that your skin care needs to as well. Have you noticed facial and scalp “dryness” in fall and winter? It’s really common to have flaky face and scalp skin as the winter sets in. What you may not know is that the flaking of your skin may not be due to dryness. More likely it’s due to a rash called seborrheic dermatitis. The more common name for seborrhea is dandruff. Face and scalp dandruff affects both men and women of all ages. In my dermatology practice, I see many men who suffer from dandruff. They are often in the…
  • Keratosis Pilaris: AKA Chicken Skin Bumps

    Angela
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Do You Have Chicken-Like Skin Bumps on Your Skin? The next topic we will be introducing in Dr. Bailey’s new skin advice pages is keratosis pilaris. Have you ever wondered what the culprit of your scaly skin bumps was? According to Dr. Bailey, it’s a possibility it may be keratosis pilaris, which requires a specialized treatment. In her blog post, How to Treat Keratosis Pilaris (KP) “Chicken Skin Bumps” and Have Soft Skin Again, Dr Bailey addresses the causes and treatment of keratosis pilaris. What Is Keratosis Pilaris? Keratosis pilaris is when your dead skin cells,…
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    Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog - Augusta GA

  • Treatment for Constipation in Augusta GA

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

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

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

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Many people may not be aware that low back pain is the fifth most common reason for all physician visits in the United States.  Our modern lifestyle has many benefits but has also brought more stress to our daily routines. As a result, back problems have become an epidemic in recent times. Approximately one quarter of US adults report having low back pain lasting at least 1 whole day in the past 3 months, and 7.6% report at least 1 episode of severe acute low back pain within a 1-year period. The prevalence rates of low back pain in athletes range from 1% to 40%.  Back injuries in the…
  • Treatment for Heel Pain in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Chronic foot pain is no fun, and can spoil your enjoyment of life. One of the most common causes of pain in the feet – one that affects nearly two million people yearly in the U.S. – is plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament that connects the heel bone (calcaneous) and the toes.  Heel pain, like ankle pain, can be caused by something as simple as bad shoes or an injury. But more often than not, heel pain is associated with problems with the nerves, tendons, and ligaments of the foot.   What is Plantar Fasciitis? One of the more common foot issues…
 
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    (((OrthoStreams))) daily news, lists and commentary

  • Did Wright Medical Make The Right Move?

    Tiger Buford
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Did Wright Medical Make The Right Move? (SeekingAlpha) Summary Wright Medical Group announced a merger with Tornier to create a major player in the higher-growth extremities segment of orthopedics. Wright Medical also announced the receipt of an approvable letter from the FDA for its much-harried orthobiologic product Augment. With the potential for Wright Medical and Tornier […]
  • 4 Early Observations about a combined Wright-Tornier

    Tiger Buford
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    #1 – The big picture of the deal  Both boards have approved the merger and closing is expected in 2H 2015. New company will be based in Holland under the corporate name Wright Medical Group NV. This is a 100% stock transaction (no cash) with a combined equity value of ~$3.3B Wright shareholders will own 52%, and […]
  • Your dashboard for the Wright-Tornier merger

    Tiger Buford
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
          TIMELINE Oct 27, 2014  – Merger announced ??? – Wright and Tornier shareholder approval ??? – Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Approval 1H 2015 – Closing   INFORMATION Read the Wright-Tornier Investor Presentation Merger Website  https://www.extremitiesleader.com/ ANALYSIS Did Wright make the right move? NEWS Wright Medical, Wrong Market by Stephen Simpson, CFA Wright Medical And Tornier See A […]
  • Globus Medical acquires allograft maker Transplant Technologies

    Tiger Buford
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Globus Medical snaps up allograft maker Transplant Technologies (MassDevice) Globus Medical acquires Transplant Technologies of Texas, a provider of bone allografts, biomaterials and soft tissue products, for an unspecified amount Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) said it acquired Transplant Technologies of Texas, a San Antonio-based provider of bone allografts, biomaterials and soft tissue products, for an unspecified amount. Transplant […]
  • Wright and Tornier to merge into an extremities powerhouse

    Tiger Buford
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    download the Wright-Tornier Investor Presentation Timeline of Mergers & Acquisitions in Orthopedics Wright Medical Group, Inc. and Tornier N.V. Agree to Merge Creating Premier High-Growth Extremities-Biologics Company (press release) Combination Will Offer Comprehensive Upper and Lower Extremity Product Portfolio and Broad Global Reach Further Accelerates Growth Opportunities in Three of the Fastest Growing Areas in Orthopaedics Adds […]
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    Heart Sisters

  • The symptomatic tipping point during heart attack

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

    Carolyn Thomas
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    The good news: over a dozen cardiac studies about women's heart disease are being presented at the 67th annual Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver this weekend. The bad news: this remains a puny drop in the bucket out of several hundred new scientific papers presented about a diagnosis that kills more women than men every year. Some history behind the scarcity of sex-based evidence . . .
  • Little social support: a big gap for younger heart patients

    Carolyn Thomas
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    We now know that low social support places heart patients at higher risk of adverse quality-of-life outcomes. And while older patients are more likely to rely on their immediate family for this social support, younger patients tend to include fewer family members but more friends and co-workers in their support networks. Could this difference explain why younger patients - particularly women - may be at increased risk of low social support both at the time of their heart attack and during the course of recovery?
  • First we had peer review – and now patient review!

    Carolyn Thomas
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    Here's what happens when the world's oldest medical journal takes a bold stand and announces: "Patient peer review is a new initiative for The British Medical Journal. We are taking the lead here, and hope other publishers will follow. The BMJ has committed to improve the patient centredness of its research, education, and analysis articles by asking patients to comment on them. "
  • “You’ve done the right thing by coming here today”

    Carolyn Thomas
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Researchers have found that what patients want most is not only reassurance that there are no signs of serious illness and that they will be okay, but reassurance also that they have done the right thing at the right time by asking for medical advice.
 
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    maleenhancementguide.org

  • How to Perform Kegel Exercises Properly

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

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

    Vita Admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:28 pm
    It’s a rather open knowledge that soda hardly offers any good to your health and nutrition. It lacks any nutritional value and gives you way too much sugar, mostly fructose. While you may only be drinking soft drinks once in a while, consider the real dangers of consuming this beverage, specifically in raising your risk for many health issues – obesity, diabetes, and even erectile dysfunction! Read on for more information. Erectile dysfunction, also referred to as impotence, affects not just aging men but also those that are healthy and seemingly on the peak of the sexual game. It is…
  • Zinc and Its Effects on Body Circulation

    Vita Admin
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    Zinc, a popular mineral, is widely mentioned and used in male enhancement. It is added to many sexually enhancing formulas for men today, but you aware of how it works in your body? Poor body circulation is one important topic here. It plays a role in the occurrence of heart disease and cognitive issues, as well as in erectile dysfunction. Zinc has traditional uses of assisting in improved blood flow, wound healing, and blood clot prevention. It also offer antioxidant properties for cells, and helps create healthy veins and arteries for a much-needed boost in circulation. A 1999 study…
  • What’s in a Viagra?

    Vita Admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    The male enhancement scene, which mainly involves penis “enlargement” and fighting erectile dysfunction, a rather prevalent condition – is likely not complete without the use of Viagra, Cialis, and similar prescription drugs that are widely sold, bought, and promoted for sexual dysfunction in men. Viagra has an impressive global sales record, probably unparalleled by its competition like adult rings and even surgery. But did you know how medications like Viagra actually work and affect your body? Let’s delve on the Viagra effect. In simple terms, Viagra works through enlarging blood…
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • Research Digest – October 2014: The Search for Diagnostic Certainty

    Suzanne Vernon
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    On Sept. 22nd the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and their Evidence-Based Practice Centers published the draft systematic evidence review on the Diagnosis and Treatment of ME/CFS for comment. This report will be used for the Pathway to Prevention Workshop for ME/CFS to be held on December 9 & 10, 2014. (Read our full response to this draft report HERE.) One of the recommendations of the review is the need to test ME/CFS diagnostic criteria in other populations with diseases similar to ME/CFS where diagnostic uncertainty exists.  This is necessary because ME/CFS is…
  • Article in APA Monitor Reaches 130,000 Professionals in the Field of Psychology, Seeks to Dispel Myths about CFS

    Leigh Reynolds
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    The Monitor on Psychology is a well-respected publication of the American Psychological Association (APA) – the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. According to its website, “APA is the world’s largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as members.” http://www.apa.org/about/index.aspx In May of this year a freelance reporter, Kirsten Weir, contacted the Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) concerning an article she was writing about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome…
  • P2P Draft Evidence Review

    Suzanne Vernon
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Can a Process that is Inappropriate for ME/CFS Inform the Research Path Forward? Summary Overview As a research focused organization, the Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) understands the impact a program like the Pathway to Prevention workshop (P2P) can have on the research landscape.  Because of its importance, we have utilized the collective brainpower of our Research Advisory Council, led by our scientific director, Suzanne D Vernon, PhD, to perform a careful review and response to the Evidence-Based Practice Centers’ draft evidence-based review for ME/CFS. (Read our official submission…
  • P2P Releases Systematic Evidence Review

    Leigh Reynolds
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    On Sept. 22nd, the Association for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) released the draft systematic evidence review on the Diagnosis and Treatment of ME/CFS NIH requested the literature review for the purposes of the Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Workshop, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality contracted with the Oregon Health & Sciences University to perform it.  We first wrote about the P2P workshop program in Aprilhttp://solvecfs.org/pathways-to-prevention-for-mecfs/) and have been working with the advocacy community since then to stay abreast of the P2P process and…
  • Guest Blog: Laurie – Hope Springs Eternal

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
      The year was 1989, six years after giving birth to my son and nine years into a career as the head of a private school. I was a single parent, in a serious relationship, active in volunteering, loved working out and had just finished overseeing a major construction project at the school. One afternoon during a lunch meeting I started to feel like my equilibrium was off. Thinking I might be coming down with something, I returned to my office to lie down, hoping to feel better. I felt like the room was going to spin, my body ached all over and I broke into a cold sweat. I was so nauseous…
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    Health Blog

  • Tree Yoga Pose (Vrikshasana)

    Health Blog
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    The tree pose is a reminder of our connection to the earth, which provides sustenance and nourishment to all living beings. So much time is spent walking on the pavement and floors that the link to the earth is weakened.…
  • Bridge Yoga Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

    Health Blog
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:22 am
    Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, the Sanskrit name for the bridge pose, translates as “forming a bridge.” When holding the bridge pose, focus on forming a strong bridge. The bridge pose will increase flexibility…
  • Camel Yoga Pose (Ustrasana)

    Health Blog
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    The camel pose provides an intense stretch to the spine and the front of the body. It helps to relieve backache, helps strengthen the lower back, helps correct rounded shoulders, and stimulates the thyroid gland and…
  • Pigeon Yoga Pose (Kapotasana)

    Health Blog
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    The pigeon pose opens the chest and hip areas, while stretching the thighs, hip rotators and flexors, and aligning the pelvis and increasing the pelvic floor circulation. Start in the table position, with the knees…
  • Triangle Yoga Pose (Trikonasana)

    Health Blog
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    The triangle yoga pose improves the body’s flexibility, straightens and elongates the spine, helps to strengthen the legs, arms, ankles and feet, and opens the area surrounding the hips. This pose replicates the…
 
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    MediAngels, World's First Online Hospital - Blog

  • Online Medical Second Opinion prevented an Arthroscopic Surgery!

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

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

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

    Dr. Arbinder Singal
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    Dr. Arbinder Singal, a topmost Pediatric Urologist on the Panel of Doctors at MediAngels writes about the Online Consultation facility at MediAngels and how it serves as a 'Follow up tool' for all the Superspecialist Doctors on MediAngels panel.
  • Fertility Management and Recent Advances – Dr. Richa Jagtap

    Dr. Richa Jagtap
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:52 am
    Dr. Richa Jagtap, a top Gynecologist & Obstetrician at MediAngels and one of the best IVF specialists in India, throws some light on challenges in Fertility Management and recent advances in fertility.
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    Healing Talks

  • Putin speaks about the US being a force for destabilizing our world

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

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

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

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

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    Amazon people fighting rainforest destruction By Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete (Healingtalks) The following video documents the fight of the Amazon People against the destruction of their ancient homelands and the lungs of the planet, our rainforests. Related Articles 10 Ways Big Ag and Buddies Are Killing  Mother Nature Top Global Health Issues Related Video […]
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    Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC

  • What Might Be Missing From Your Heart-Based Business

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

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

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

    Kat Fulton
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    If you’re a music therapist, the you know the song TOO WELL!!! Amazing Grace. It’s only the most popular, most requested, most touching song for many of our clients. In this case, it actually came true for my Aunt Fran – “…was blind, but now I see!” 5 people in my family have a condition […]
  • Do I need a website to build a business?

    Kat Fulton
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:26 am
    A lot of my coaching clients get stuck on the tech-aspect of creating a business. After all, this is the day of DIGITAL. Chances are, the first place people go to find you is Google. Smart phones have changed the world – Apps, social, techie, searchable, review-based…. The list goes on for digital! But let’s […]
 
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    Optimistic Life

  • 15 Things that Prevent You from Enjoying Your Life

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

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

    Guest Author
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Cleansing and detoxification are the latest buzzwords in healthy living and for good reason. Removing and eliminating all of the toxins in your body before feeding it all of the essential vitamins and nutrients it needs is a sure fire way of ensuring that you will feel more energetic and ultimately be healthier. Cleansing your body in a natural way will speed up your metabolism and enhance your overall health. Here are a few simple and easy ways in which you can incorporate cleansing into your everyday lives and change your general well being for the better. Cut Your Sugar Intake Cutting your…
  • 20 Practical Tips for Personal Development

    Roman Soluk
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:15 am
    Many people today understand the need for personal development. Personal growth is essential both for a career growth and for self-improvement. Constant study helps to grow and improve yourself, it gives you the opportunity to better understand the meaning of life, and to receive more from it. However, in order to make this process really effective you should learn and follow some practical tips that will help you on your way to personal success. Effective tips for self-improvement 1. Be yourself The younger generation is trying to imitate the behavior of celebrities or their surroundings,…
  • How to Learn from Your Mistakes – 10 Easy Tips

    Roman Soluk
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    “The phoenix must burn to emerge.” – Janet Fitch There are probably no people in the world who don’t make mistakes in their lives. That’s why the ability to learn from your mistakes is very precious. If you can improve your own behavior and learn from your failures then you’re worthy of admiration. However the ability to learn from your mistakes isn’t an easy and sometimes it’s just an impossible task. That’s why here I provide you several tips that will help you to turn your failure into success. Turning failure into success 1. Forgive yourself…
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    Harvard Health Blog

  • Some home blood pressure monitors aren’t accurate

    Daniel Pendick
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
    More and more experts now recommend that people with high blood pressure regularly check their blood pressure at home. Doing this gives people an idea where their blood pressure stands in between office visits, and can motivate them to care more about their health. It also helps doctors make quick medication adjustments to keep blood pressure in the healthy zone. But according to a study that will be presented in mid-November at Kidney Week, the American Society for Nephrology’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, home blood pressure monitors aren’t always as accurate as they should…
  • For protection against pneumonia, more than one vaccine can help

    Julie Corliss
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet this year, don’t wait much longer—influenza (flu) season is just around the corner. Yearly flu shots are recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older. If you need some added incentive, consider this: The influenza virus can cause not only the typical flu symptoms (like fever, muscle aches, and headache), but it can cause viral pneumonia in some people and nudge others to develop bacterial pneumonia. And despite many advances in understanding the causes and treatment of this serious lung infection, it’s still a major cause of…
  • Does the nose know your future health?

    Heidi Godman
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Smells and tastes are often sources of great pleasure. They can also spark wonderful memories. But like memories, these senses can fade, or even disappear, with age. A new study suggests that loss of smell may be a canary in the coal mine—an early warning that something else is wrong in the body. The National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project began following 3,000 adults between the ages of 57 and 85 in 2006. During a health check, the volunteers were asked to identify five smells: rose, orange, leather, fish, and peppermint. Five years later, researchers from the University of Chicago…
  • Despite an Ebola death in the U.S., the likelihood of an epidemic here is low

    Beverly Merz
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    The New York Times has described Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola virus infection in the United States, as “the Liberian man at the center of a widening health scare.” Use of the term “health scare” about Ebola in the U.S. just isn’t warranted, according to a consensus of several Harvard experts who have looked at Ebola through different lenses. They give four main reasons why an epidemic of Ebola virus disease isn’t likely to happen here. The virus is relatively difficult to spread Ebola isn’t transmitted through the air like a…
  • Acupuncture for knee arthritis fails one test but may still be worth a try

    Daniel Pendick
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    Acupuncture is a popular form of complementary and alternative therapy, but it has yet to win universal endorsement in the medical community—and usually isn’t covered by health insurance. Many satisfied customers continue to pay for treatment out of pocket in spite of mixed findings on the effectiveness of this ancient healing art. A report published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) offers weak-to-no proof that acupuncture helps ease the pain of knee arthritis. On the other hand, it’s just one moderately sized study in a long and continuing…
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    LITFL

  • SMACC Chicago Registration is coming…

    Chris Nickson
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    The programme for SMACC Chicago is now online for all to see. It has been a real joy to work on this — the opportunity to bring together the best people in critical care, to talk about the best topics in critical care, is one to be relished. We have assembled an awesome lineup — both behind the scenes to build the fire, and front stage to light it… as you will see in the programme. Most importantly, registrations are opening very soon: 0800h November 6th (AEST). Check out the ICN post titled SMACC Chicago Rego Opens 5 November for equivalent opening times throughout the…
  • The LITFL Review 154

    Anand Swaminathan
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chuck of FOAM. Welcome to the 154th edition, brought to you by: Anand Swaminathan [AS] (EM Lyceum, iTeachEM) Brent Thoma [BT] (BoringEM and Academic Life in EM) Chris Connolly [CC] Chris Nickson [CN] ( iTeachEM, RAGE, INTENSIVE and SMACC) Joe-Anthony Rotella [JAR] Kane Guthrie [KG]…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 055

    Soren Rudolph
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Welcome to the 55th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 10 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 054

    Nudrat Rashid
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Welcome to the 54th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 10 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about the…
  • The LITFL Review 153

    Anand Swaminathan
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chuck of FOAM. Welcome to the 153rd edition, brought to you by: Anand Swaminathan [AS] (EM Lyceum, iTeachEM) Brent Thoma [BT] (BoringEM and Academic Life in EM) Chris Connolly [CC] Chris Nickson [CN] ( iTeachEM, RAGE, INTENSIVE and SMACC) Joe-Anthony Rotella [JAR] Kane Guthrie [KG]…
 
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    DiscussHealth

  • Lumbar Physical Therapy Centers

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

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

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:44 am
    It can be life altering to have arthritis. It does not only prevent one from doing physical activities but could also lead to an unproductive life. Arthritis affects millions of people around the world. They can be mild or severe. Sometime, arthritis also lead to joint pain and inflammation that one may experience swelling which […]
  • Best Diabetes Treatment Centers In The US – List Of Diabetes Clinics

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
    Diabetes treatment may involve a lifetime modification of lifestyle from physical activities, stress reduction and diet. For people who are already diagnosed or newly diagnosed, it may help to know the best diabetes centers in the US to find support for health related concerns. Treatment Options For Diabetes Diabetes involve the modification of one’s lifestyle. […]
  • Joslin Diabetes Center Phone Number

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    The Joslin Diabetes Clinic is one of the primary health care providers for people afflicted with Diabetes. It has become a hub for treatment and research to combat diabetes of any type. If you suspect that you have diabetes, you may want to get in touch with the Joslin Diabetes Clinic. Joslin Diabetes Clinic Phone […]
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    Counselling Connection

  • Emotion in motion

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

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

    Editor
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Many people have suspected for a long time that we human beings are designed to be able to experience things happening for another person: in good times or in bad. So we see a stranger clumsily bump their head on a low-hanging branch at the park, and we flinch, too. We hear that a friend has gotten some good news about a medical diagnosis, and we are genuinely happier. Yet although we have suspected this – and even have words, such as empathy and clairsentience, to describe it – it was not until 1992 that science could demonstrate how it happens, and even then it was a serendipitous…
  • The reactions of grief and mourning for the suicide-bereaved

    Editor
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:04 pm
    There are perhaps few human events which generate as many emotions and as intense a set of reactions as someone ending their own life. We can divide the reactions into two categories: those which tend to occur early in the grieving, and those which are ongoing. In this post we explore the early reactions of grief and mourning for the suicide-bereaved. Shock Suicide is a shocking event. Whatever assumptions the survivor holds about the world are suddenly shattered, and there is no defence against the horror of losing a loved one in this way. The suicide-bereaved in shock often feel shaky,…
  • WHO Report on Suicide Prevention

    Editor
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world. “Preventing suicide: a global imperative” is the first WHO report of its kind. It aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda, and to encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies in a multisectoral public health approach. The report provides a global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts as well as actionable steps for countries…
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  • How Does A Vegetarian Diet Help With Kidney Failure

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

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

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

    Dorsa
    19 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    For just about any diet plan, there is an aspect of calorie counting. Calories are tiny units of energy that are meant to be used by your body as fuel. Too few calories and your body does not have enough fuel to function properly, too many calories and you have excess, which is often stored as fat. On a diabetic diet, maintaining a healthy diet is important not just to your waistline, but to your health. To maintain healthy blood glucose levels, people on a diabetic diet often need to have a fair amount of control over what they eat and the calories they consume. Controlling your calories…
  • The Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

    Dorsa
    5 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chronic kidney disease is a condition marked by the gradual loss of kidney function. Like most chronic conditions, kidney disease is broken up into stages of progression. Each stage is marks the progression of chronic kidney disease and level of kidney function. What are the stages of chronic kidney disease? Chronic kidney disease is broken up into five stages based on severity and other key indicators decided by the National Kidney Foundation. These stages help doctors determine what tests and/or treatments to use. The main indicator of what stage a patient falls into is usually factored…
 
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    Health + Medicine – Articles – The Conversation

  • Child protection: how to keep vulnerable kids with their families

    Robyn Mildon, Director at Parenting Research Centre
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Social workers can successfully work with most families that find themselves in trouble without taking their children away. Nadezhda1906/FlickrAfter a long period of expansion in the number of children living in out-of-home care, most modern child protection systems around the world have been labouring to prevent such placements. Instead, they’re choosing to work more closely with families to safely maintain children in their own homes. There are many reasons for this shift. First, taking someone’s children away from them has to rank as one of the most drastic, costly and intrusive acts a…
  • A rose by any other name: the low-down on 'healthy' Coke

    Sandra Jones, Professor and Director of the Centre for Health and Social Research at Australian Catholic University
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Piloted in South America, Coca-Cola Life launched in the UK and US in September, and is due in the Australian market in April. RiveraNotario/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SACoca-Cola has announced it will launch its newest soft drink in the Australian market in April 2015. Strongly promoted as “healthy” Coke elsewhere, Coca-Cola Life may do more to improve the company’s finances than the health of its consumers. The product was piloted in parts of South America, and launched in the United Kingdom and the United States in September. An analysis of social media conversations in the UK reported the…
  • Empowering Indigenous communities to prevent child abuse and neglect

    Fiona Arney, Chair and Director, Australian Centre for Child Protection at University of South Australia
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Many Indigenous families fear the welfare system. AAP Image/Neda VanovacIn some jurisdictions of Australia, the rate of Indigenous children in foster, kinship and residential care on any one night has reached almost one in ten. This rate is almost ten times higher than non-Aboriginal children and has steadily increased over the past decade. Contrast this with rates of non-Indigenous children in out-of-home care, which have stabilised in most jurisdictions. For Aboriginal children and their families, significant spending on responses has yielded little, if any, benefit on the ground. This…
  • Your Fault You're Fat? I Don't Buy It.

    Alessandro R Demaio, Australian Medical Doctor; Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Health &amp; NCDs at Harvard University
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Flickr / August Brill This last week, my working week started in London and ended in Mexico City. Beginning on one side of the ocean in the Queen’s Capital and 6 days later, finishing up in a very different megacity, this transition was one of contrasts. From fish and chips, to tortillas and tostadas. Flat white to cafe con leche. The food, the culture, the weather - it seemed like two different worlds. Flickr / rutlo Yet as I explored the Mexican capital, one shared element stood out. Walking the streets, parks and public spaces, a commonality surprised me about both these incredible urban…
  • Explainer: multiple sclerosis

    Tobias David Merson, Laboratory Head at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The amount of sun exposure and associated vitamin D production is believed to underlie the geographical gradient in multiple sclerosis prevalance. Thomas Abbs/Flickr, CC BY-SAMultiple sclerosis is a neurological disease affecting almost 25,000 Australians and more than 2.4 million people worldwide. It’s one of the leading causes of disability in young adults. Typically, the illness is first experienced as an episode of blurred vision, numbness or tingling in the arms or legs. These symptoms usually subside for a time, only to recur or present in other forms such as pain, paralysis, fatigue,…
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    Medchrome

  • 7 Ways to make Pocket money for Medical Students

    Administrator
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    1. Writing Guidebooks In the free time after the 2nd year exams, many students group together to write guidebooks for exams like “ EXIT Through Basic Science” “ Basic Science Review”. Students collect questions and compose answers and compile a complete book that can be used by juniors as a review... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • How to improve your Study environment and mood

    Administrator
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    1. Re- design your Study room and reorient the table near the window with adequate lighting and fresh air. Read the details on Designing a study room.   2. Set up a Study music - a soothing and soft instrumental music can boost your mood, allay anxiety and remove the feeling of loneliness... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Food Allergy and Intolerance: A Wake Up Call!!

    Administrator
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Food: Perspectives and Perceptions When you think of “food”, a series of images can flash through your mind; these are primarily perceptions of what food may mean to you. These perceptions could be based on our experiences with different kinds of food. There are always some foods we relish while a... Published in http://medchrome.com
 
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    HealthFitPlan.com

  • Tricks To Help You Get Skin That Glows

    HealthyGirl
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:09 pm
    TIP! To have smooth, clear skin, get some sun and spend a lot of time outdoors. Use a sunscreen, too, of course. Healthy skin involves more than just showing off your pretty face. Your entire body is covered by skin and it needs your attention. The tips below can help you how to take care of every inch of skin on your body. TIP! When applying sunscreen, use a makeup sponge. This lets you avoid the lotion’s greasy texture as well as spread it evenly over your skin. Your lips actually contain the body’s most sensitive skin. You want to use both chapstick and lip balms. This will…
  • Great Ways To Get Rid Of Hemorrhoids

    HealthyGirl
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    There are a number of available remedies for hemorrhoids such as a change in diet and increase in fluids, such as increased fiber intake and analgesics.Surgery is a last resort solution that is used for only the most severe cases. Keep reading to learn more about what causes hemorrhoids and how to deal with this problem. You can find relief from hemorrhoids. Try a warm sitz bath for 10 to 15 minutes, several times each day. Another way to combat the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids is apply a cold pack to the area. A great supplement to take if you have hemorrhoids can be purchased under…
  • What You Can Do To Get Beautiful Skin

    HealthyGirl
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    TIP! A honey mask is an easy to use product to improve your skin. Honey can reduce any redness your skin may have, and it will create a lovely glow. Beautiful skin isn’t a luxury of celebrities. You can also have a glowing complexion as well. There are numerous ways to achieve the skin you want. You need to try a variety of things to find what will work on your skin. Start your research by reading more here. TIP! You can find great skin care help from simple pantry items like baking soda. Make a paste by mixing it with water and apply to pimples overnight, or use it to reduce the dry…
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    Be Well Buzz

  • EBOLA: A Virus Of The Mind? Or Something Worse?

    Dr. Anthony G. Beck
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:31 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com There has been a ton of concern and talk about the current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Let’s take a closer look at this issue and see if that concern is justified or not. I’m sure that by now you have heard about so called “deadly virus” that can do catastrophic damage to a country and its people. But is it really as bad as the media wants you to believe? To tell you the truth, it’s not an Ebola epidemic. It’s worse….It’s an epidemic of fear and misdirection! And this epidemic is caused by the belief that, in the case of…
  • 7 Health Reasons Why You Should Eat Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds

    BeWellBuzz
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com It’s harvest season, a time when much of North America turns shades of golden, hues of orange and blasts of deep, bright red. It’s a time of reaping what we’ve sown, feasting and enjoying the festivities. Among the many autumn favorites, pumpkins are perhaps the most entertaining. They’re also nutritious. Recipes abound substituting fats and oils with pumpkin puree. It lends texture, weight, moisture and delicate flavor. Some prefer it over apple sauce as a fat sub because it’s lower in sugar, has more body and adds more nutrients. From pumpkin puree soups…
  • Stay Away From These Heart-Harming Omega-6 Rich Oils

    Esse Johnson
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Omega-6 essential fatty acids (n-6) are getting a bad rap these days but the problem may not be the n-6. It’s the amount of it suddenly infiltrating our diet, not to mention the sources. From the media hype alone it could sound like n-6 needs to be avoided. Not entirely true. As you can see omega-6 fatty acids are a good and necessary nutrient; but too much of a good thing is still too much. It turns out that n-3 and n-6 compete for digestion and assimilation in the body and if n-6 wins, we lose. At The Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health researchers reviewed…
  • Your Hidden Superpower #1: WORDS

    Dr. Kim D'Eramo
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Do you know that when you speak, your body is listening? The words you say have meaning and resonance in your body-and a health consequence. Studies have shown that your tone, volume and meaning is immediately registered in your cells and moves you either towards vibrance and harmony OR towards disease. Whether you say: “I feel like crap” or “I’m so tired” or “I always have back pain” or “My bad knee,” your body logs that in and produces the corresponding result. The other interesting thing about your words is: According to your body, YOU are the…
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    YourHealthyOptions.com

  • Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes

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

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

    Jim Long
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Your passport is only one of the few essential things you must remember to bring along with you when you travel. Yes, there’s sunscreen, guidebooks, your camera, and mobile phone. Also there are other important travel documents that you must have handy if you plan on crossing several borders on your trip. You don’t want [...]
  • Why are Generic Drugs Less Expensive?

    Jim Long
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    It’s true! Generic drugs are less expensive. We know that. But why is that the case? Generic drugs are cheaper for a few reasons. The expiration of a patent will help free up competition, which will immediately lower the price. Many different companies will produce the drug and compete to sell it. This [...]
  • Travel and Packing Trade Secrets

    Jim Long
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    One witty person had once declared that there are two kinds of travelers in the world – those who packed light and those who wished they had. If you plan to travel and it is your first time, check out the following list of packing tips and guidelines. This list of time-tested advice on packing [...]
 
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    LINKS 4 LIFE ALERTS!

  • Top Ebola News

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

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

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

    Douglas E. Castle
    3 Feb 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Mistreated By OptumRx? Take Action Now!Been mistreated by OptumRx? Please help us by filling out a fast survey at the end of the following article: http://douglasecastleblog.com/2014/01/05/optumrx-must-die-mailorder-pharmacy-monstrosity/ We need you! Thnx. #RF Bonus: You can learn more about how OptumRx has been frenetically responding so far at http://douglasecastleblog.com/2014/01/29/optumrx-and-united-health-group-think-were-stupi/ . These outlaws have got to be stopped, brought to justice and made to pay. Tags, Labels, Search Terms: OptumRx, profits before patients, scams, frauds,…
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Linked To Serious Skin Problems

    Douglas E. Castle
    28 Jan 2014 | 8:30 am
    Tylenol (Acetaminophen) is a dangerous drug. It is very damaging to the kidneys and to the liver. Despite this, it is still widely used by hospitals, and is constantly recommended for pain relief. Unlike enterically-coated aspirin, Tylenol carries no advantages for heart health or cardiovascular health in general. It is not as effective as aspirin for pain relief or as an anti-inflammatory agent by any means. And now, acetaminophen has been directly linked to some very serious skin conditions.The FDA's MedWatch has just come out with this report:Acetaminophen: Drug Safety Communication -…
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    Dr Mommy Online | Wholistic Fit Living Tips for the Busy Woman and Family

  • 5 Ways to Find Time to Exercise This Holiday Season

    Laura Seeber
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Believe me, I get it.  The months of November and December and packed full for you.  There is shopping for the gifts, parties to go to, events for the kids to arrange, and lots of cookies and pies to make and consume.  You don’t have time to visit the gym or run on the treadmill.  Truth is though, you do have time to exercise – you just have to be a little more sneaky about it during this time of year.  Here are a few suggestions. Tip # 1:  Park Farther Away Yep- it’s time to make use of those crowded parking lots.  While most people are trying their best to get…
  • Holidays and Homeschooling

    Christiane Marshall
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hi Everyone- in honor of #TBT we’re revisiting one of our favorite posts by our wonderful contributor Christiane Marshall.  In this post from October of  2013,  she provides some great ideas for homeschooling during the holiday season.  Please enjoy!!  – Laura S., Managing Editor In schools, holidays can be great disruptions that distract and take away from learning activities. Although holiday-based activities can be great fun while still educational, the teacher can’t carry it through the holiday itself. In our homeschools we can continue with the fun and learning…
  • One Powerful Pumpkin Smoothie

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’re a pumpkin lover you will LOVE this smoothie! Not only does pumpkin taste yummy but it’s also good for you. Pumpkin is loaded with beta and alpha carotene and our bodies covert both forms of carotene into Vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for cell growth and development. Enjoy this yummy smoothie during the fall season and anytime of the year since you can use ‘canned’ pumpkin. One Powerful Pumpkin Smoothie   Print Author: Dr. Daisy Sutherland Recipe type: Smoothie Ingredients ½ c canned puree pumpkin 2 tbsp of greek yogurt or vanilla coconut yogurt ½…
  • Autumn Spice Green Smoothie

    Ginny Edwards
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
      Autumn is here and this smoothie is based on my love for spices and my love for the season. The spices are perfect for the autumn weather, and the flavors meld together in a way that just melts your tastes buds.  I love to enjoy this smoothie while watching my favorite tree changing colors! Autumn Spice Smoothie Ingredients 2 frozen bananas 1/4 teasoon celtic sea salt Handful organic spinach 3/4 cup raw cashews 1 to 1 1/2 cup pure water 1 tablespoon maple granules (you can also use medjool dates or other sweetener but the maple gives the smoothie a lovely flavor) 2 tablespoons Sun…
  • You Are My Sunshine

    Emily McMason
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    you are my sunshine…my only, sunshine… How long, approximately, will it take you to sing it? Would you mumble? hum it? sing chorus & verse? Or just the beginning? In the name of science and for keeping of standards, I timed it. 57 seconds, if you sing chorus-first verse-chorus. {there are, in fact, many verses and versions. Willie Nelson sings it with 3 verses. The state of Louisiana claims the song with a five verse version that includes a line about crawfish gumbo. No lie} But back to our sunshine. Why, you may be wondering, should you care? Because 57 seconds first thing in…
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    Senior Health Memos

  • Time For A Canada Prescription Drug Plan

    Barry Welford
    5 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
    All seniors will be delighted to see the headline that is appearing today: Pharmacare national prescription drug program gains support.  It’s widely supported in the medical community, but has not yet caught fire with Canadians at large.  The concept is very straightforward: pharmacare, a national program that would see prescription drugs covered through a publicly funded system rather than out of pocket. Canadians can only dream of it when faced with sky-high drug costs as they fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. Apparently even private insurers aren’t…
  • International Day of Older Persons – October 1

    Barry Welford
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    Every year, October 1 celebrates the United Nations backed International Day of Older Persons. For 2014 the theme is Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All. The photograph on the right shows Elderly women in Chengdu as displayed on the UN website. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon points out the importance of this topic by noting that: “By 2050, the number of older persons will be twice the number of children in developed countries, and the number of older persons in developing countries is expected to double. This trend will have profound effects on countries and…
  • How To Live To Be 100

    Barry Welford
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Many more of us are living life’s third act and enjoying a vigorous and fulfilling life. The third act is how Jane Fonda defines the years beyond 60. The challenge is of course to make that third act as long as possible. In this article, you will find examples of many people who are doing just that. We then will describe some steps you may take to emulate them. Some centenarians who found the 100-year-old secret You may be surprised to know that centenarians are not found equally in all parts of the world. Instead there are communities around the world which have many more individuals who…
  • Take care of your hearing as you age: the do’s and don’ts

    contributor
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    This article is contributed by Paul Harrison. As we grow older it’s natural to want to take care of our health. Many people take regular exercise to stay fit and active, and follow a healthy diet. Whilst we think nothing of having regular health checks such as cholesterol tests and eye examinations, many people are reluctant to get their hearing tested. Having your ear health checked regularly can catch any illnesses or signs of infection before they can become a problem and damage your hearing. Never ignore any warning signs such as earache, ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or dizziness…
  • Nutrition for Seniors

    contributor
    25 May 2014 | 2:24 pm
      Courtesy of nirots via freedigitalphotos.net This article is contributed by Emily Newhook. We all know that a well-balanced diet can help people of all ages lead healthier lives, but seniors in particular stand to gain a lot from proper nutrition. Eating well can help reduce the risk of serious chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, among others. Even if you’ve already been diagnosed with a chronic condition, maintaining a healthy diet can allow you to manage it more effectively. Healthy eating can also help seniors manage their weight and keep energy…
 
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • A Journey for the Body and Spirit: Hiking Maui’s Haleakala Crater

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

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

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

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

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

  • Happy Halloween

    Edel
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
  • Food for thought

    Edel
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
  • Forever Learning

    Edel
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    One of our core values is ‘Forever Learning’ and this week is about where Halloween originated from. We all know the fun Jack’o Lanterns, Trick or Treat, costume parties, bonfires, or even haunted houses but what do you really know about Halloween? It originates from the ancient Celtic pagan festival known as Samhain, (in Irish Oíche Samhain; the night of the dead). Samhain is also the Druid god of the dead. Celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, Samhain marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. It was a time to take stock of supplies…
  • Food for thought

    Edel
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
  • In the USA

    Edel
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Kyle and I have just spent a week visiting users and distributors of disposable consumables in the West Coast USA... as far north as Petaluma and south as Los Angeles we covered some ground in a short time. Everyone we met were without exception incredibly friendly and with no real benefit to them very helpful as we attempted to learn more about the market. Learnings... The market is very, very big! The market is very, very competitive! There is no one that we could find or here of that is approaching the market as we do... Prior to that I spent a week at the annual B Corp Conference in…
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    Laser Clinic Bournemouth

  • Which colours are the easiest to remove with laser tattoo removal?

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

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

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

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

  • Health Benefits of Pumpkin

    WalkingSpree Team
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    Pumpkins pack a powerful nutritional punch. Just a half cup has about 25 calories, is high in fiber, low in fat and loaded with vitamin A which helps protect against infections plus keeps your eyes and skin healthy. Pumpkin also has more potassium than a banana. Both canned pumpkin and fresh have about the same nutritional values. When buying canned pumpkin, check the label to make sure it is 100 percent pumpkin and not canned pumpkin pie mix which is higher in calories. Fresh pumpkin must be roasted before you can use it in a recipe, which you can do easily in an oven or microwave. Just cut…
  • Move! Walk Yourself Happy

    WalkingSpree Team
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    Exercise has such a profound effect on our happiness and well-being that it’s actually been proven to be an effective strategy for overcoming depression. In one research study, three groups of patients treated their depression with either medication, exercise, or a combination of the two. All three groups experienced similar improvements in their happiness levels to begin with but what happened over time was drastically different. Six months later, the groups were tested again to determine their relapse rate. Medication alone: 38% had slipped back into depression Combination of exercise…
  • Complete Guide to Calories

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

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

    WalkingSpree Team
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Walking is a great way to get healthy and stay healthy, and it may reduce a woman’s risk of breast cancer or its recurrence. Walking can also help control your weight, which has been linked to breast cancer. Researchers from Washington University and Harvard University evaluated nearly 65,000 women who filled out questionnaires on their level of physical activity at various periods of their lives, starting from age 12. Women whose activity was equivalent to 3.25 hours a week of running or 13 hours a week of walking had a 23 percent reduced risk of breast cancer compared with those who…
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    Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

  • The Great Thing You Can Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

    Rachel Swalin
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Photo: Getty Images Whether you overestimated the number of trick-or-treaters who’d show up or your kid did really well in your neighborhood, one thing’s for sure: You’ll be swimming in candy the day after Halloween. Bucketfuls of candy taking up space in the kitchen can be tempting munchies for weeks to come. To avoid bingeing on sugary sweets this year, why not offer up your extra treats for a good cause? Thanks to the Halloween Candy Buy Back (HCBB) program, founded in 2005 by a Wisconsin dentist, your local dentist’s office might be happy to take that Halloween…
  • 5 Biggest Salad Mistakes You’re Making

    Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Getty Images I eat some type of salad nearly every day. It’s a go-to staple I really look forward to, and I love mixing it up. Some days I toss greens with pico de gallo, black beans, and guacamole, others involve grilled veggies, quinoa, and almonds, or roasted chickpeas and olive tapenade. I enjoy creating new combinations, and to do so without throwing my meal off balance, I use a mix-and-match philosophy: I start with a greens and veggie base, add a lean protein, choose a good-for-you fat, include a small portion of healthy starch, season, and commence crunching. When I talk to my…
  • Is Renewing Your Vows a Good Idea?

    bacs18
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Photo: Getty Images Crazy in love. Drunk in love. Or maybe just plain in love with love: Jay Z and Beyoncé recently renewed their wedding vows in Paris, People reported. Good for them. After all, it’s been an allegedly tumultuous year for the pair, who despite coming off a wildly successful joint world tour, have had to ward off rumor after nasty rumor that their marriage is on shaky ground. (The low point: That elevator dust-up heard ’round the world this past May.) So, it would seem, the two have apparently decided to close the book on this rocky chapter. “They did have…
  • Is Tau the ‘How’ Behind Alzheimer’s?

    Health Editor
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Malfunction of a key brain protein called tau is the likely culprit behind Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, a new study in mice concludes. Neurons — highly specialized nerve cells in the brain — appear to die when tau malfunctions and fails to clear the cells of unwanted and toxic proteins, explained Charbel Moussa, head of the Laboratory for Dementia and Parkinsonism at Georgetown University School of Medicine, in Washington, D.C. This means drugs that replace the function of…
  • 5 Moves to Perk Up a Flat Butt

    Jennifer Cohen
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    Photo: Getty Images If you compare fitness to the fashion world, a shapely, lifted derriere would be the highlighted fashion trend of the season. From J-Lo and Iggy Azalea to Queen Bey herself, the booty does seem to be “rockin’ everywhere” at the moment. For those of us fitness enthusiasts (or simply anyone not walking a runway), tight backsides have always been in style. But, for the sake of those lovely lady lumps, we’re willing to play along with the media hype. Here are 5 exercises to perk up your backside in no time flat! Grasshopper with resistance band Place a…
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    MMC Blog

  • Health Coaching

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

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

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

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

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

  • Healthy athlete tip: Give kids two or three days a week to rest

    drdavidgeier
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Daily practices and games take a toll on kids physically, and it can wear them out emotionally too. Give them a few days off each week to rest their bodies.
  • Who should pay the medical costs for the injuries of college athletes?

    drdavidgeier
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    If a college football player is hurt in a game, it would seem to make sense that the school pays his medical expenses, right? As we hear Lee Corso exclaim every Saturday on ESPN’s College Gameday, “Not so fast!”
  • Sports medicine stats: Trends in ACL reconstruction

    drdavidgeier
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The total number of ACL reconstruction procedures increased significantly during a study period from 1994-2006. This increasing trend holds true for patients younger than 20 and those 40 and older as well.
  • Common questions about CTE and traumatic brain injuries in sports

    drdavidgeier
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    With more attention given to concussions and possible long-term brain damage from football and other sports, more athletes and parents are asking questions about these injuries and how to prevent them than ever. In this post, I answer some of the common questions regarding these difficult and dangerous injuries.
  • Episode 166: How can dental health affect sports performance?

    drdavidgeier
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How can dental health affect sports performance? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Los Angeles Dodgers Dan Haren, and Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • School Shootings: Why Social Media Should be Monitored

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

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

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

    MedFriendly
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Treating disease is not easy. For one thing, despite all of the advances in medical technology, there’s still so much we don’t know about the human body and the disease process. Many of the treatments that we take for granted have only been in use since the early twentieth century.  For example, the antibiotic penicillin was not discovered until 1928 and did not reach wide distribution until 1935.When penicillin was introduced it was considered a wonder drug because it was able to prevent hospital-borne infections, and cure diseases that were previously considered terminal, like…
  • Water Safety at the Jersey Shore

    MedFriendly
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:38 pm
    As the summer season winds down, we’re heading away from the many beaches, and toward drier fall activities. Although we’re heading away from the water, we shouldn’t lose sight of the dangers that can lurk on the many beaches along the Jersey Shore. New Jersey has roughly 130 miles of coastline that offer everything from boardwalks and fishing to swimming and surfing, and with all those activities come the risk of drowning. This is not to say that the beaches are dangerous, but safety should always be a concern whenever you get near the water.The CDC reports that ten people die each day…
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    kimberlysnyder » Blog

  • New Beauty Detox Transformation Story: Meet Kaylee!

    Kimberly Snyder
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Kaylee is happy, glowing and beautiful! :) We’ve been refining our blog schedule over the recent weeks and months, and one of the things people love most are the inspirational stories we do every Friday! This week’s inspirational story of transformation comes from Kaylee, who used Beauty Detox to clear up her skin, tone her body and feel amazing. Let’s dive into her answers and experience! How long have you been following the Beauty Detox philosophy? Was it easy to incorporate it into your lifestyle? I discovered Kimberly and Beauty Detox about a year and a half ago. I…
  • Still Confused About What to Eat and When? This Is What You Need…

    Kimberly Snyder
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Beauty! It’s with great excitement that — THIS SATURDAY, October 25th — I’ll be revealing a brand new tool that will assist you in: Eating more Beauty Detox meals each week Planning out your daily meals with success Having more delicious food options, every single day! And simply having a better idea of what the heck to eat, and when If you regularly read my blog here, the The Beauty Detox Solution or The Beauty Detox Foods — then you probably have a good understanding of the Beauty Detox principles pretty well. You probably know my stance on dairy…
  • Is All Sugar “Bad”? My Answers to Your Sugar Questions

    Kimberly Snyder
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    Hello Beauty, Hope you are having an amazing week! As you know, we’ve been doing a question and answer blog every Wednesday. The purpose is to take pressing questions from the community — and then provide responses that give you much more clarity on a key topic of importance to many in the community. This week’s topic is sugar. Let’s jump right into the questions! Question from Melanie: Is fruit sugar as bad as white sugar? Isn’t it all the same in your body? No, not at all! White sugar is refined, bleached and put into a form that’s nearly unrecognizable…
  • 5 Mood-Boosting Secrets to Lift You Up During “Dark Days”

    Kimberly Snyder
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    Hello Dear One, Today’s post is all about something we all feel and deal with every single day… I’m talking about your mood. Having just left some very grey, chilly weather in New York (ugh! To be honest, the weather in New York is not something that I miss at all), I can definitely say I feel the shift in seasons. For much of the country and depending where you live in the world, cold weather and dark, dreary days have started to set in. And for many of us, they’re not going anywhere for a while. If you’ve ever felt down or slightly depressed, especially during…
  • Tips for Beating Cold and Flu Season

    Kimberly Snyder
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Hello Beauty! I wanted to address a question I get asked a LOT — especially this time of the year. And that question is… “How Do I Avoid Catching a Cold or the Flu?” According to doctors, we have officially begun flu season. Ans while many people use the terms almost interchangeably, it’s important to understand the difference. A cold can be caused by several hundred different viruses, and generally come with much milder symptoms that often last for days or a week. It can begin with with a sore throat or runny nose, lead to more congestion, and culminate in a…
 
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    Well Being Tips

  • What is The Appropriate Wellness Program for You

    Wellbeing
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    What is The Appropriate Wellness Program for You “Women are like a bottle of good red wine: they get better with age”. Probably you know this old proverb, but the question is if are you able to say this about you? Living fast all the time under pressure, stressful lifestyle, less sleeping, a lot of home obligations, going for perfectionism, familiar problems, fast […]
  • The Vertical Jump Training

    Wellbeing
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The Vertical Jump Training Physical strength and endurance are key assets in any number of sports and being able to perform vertical leaps to the best of your ability, will definitely give you an edge. From towering over an opponent for a slam dunk in basketball to a prodigious leap to return what your rival thought was a winning […]
  • Why Gardening Is Good For Your Health and Well Being

    Wellbeing
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    Why Gardening Is Good For Your Health and Well Being Show your green thumb to the whole world and enjoy the world of gardening. If you believe that you don’t have what it takes to be a successful gardener, think again. In this infographic you will find out all the reasons why gardening is good for you. Not only that your amazing garden will impress […]
  • Work – The Unsung Hero of a Healthy Life

    Wellbeing
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Work – The Unsung Hero of a Healthy Life Work – The Unsung Hero of a Healthy Life “What!!” It’s true. I know you don’t believe it but for about 30% of us, work is a life enhancing, health generating experience. For 7 out of 10 us however, work is that part of life that turns us into a zombie, makes us feel numb, […]
  • Top Injuries for Contractors to Watch Out for On the Job

    mollyp
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Top Injuries for Contractors to Watch Out for On the Job Contractors Beware: Top Injuries to Watch Out for On the Job People who pursue jobs in the construction industry typically know beforehand that their careers will be physically demanding and require that they undertake safety risks. In fact, laying brick several stories above the ground, installing electrical wiring, and using a jackhammer or blowtorch are […]
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Your Daily Blueberry Boost

    Danica Collins
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Move over botox. All it takes is a daily blueberry boost to reverse the signs of aging— including dull, wrinkled skin, deteriorating memories, and impaired balance and coordination.  Blueberry’s... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • CAPE: A Powerful Agent Against Prostate Cancer

    Danica Collins
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    Did You Know…that an extract from beehives may offer a promising new treatment for prostate cancer? More good news about bees, and another good reason to protect them: a... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Can Manuka Honey Heal Wounds?

    Danica Collins
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    This is a FACT. Once upon a time, honey was the go-to healing aid for wounds. In the early 20th century, however, with the discovery of penicillin and subsequent antibiotics, [...] Further... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Nurse Your Flu with Honeysuckle Tea

    Danica Collins
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    It’s flu season again, but before you rush out for a flu shot and shoot yourself up with health-compromising toxins, consider stocking up with honeysuckle tea. Traditional Chinese Medicine... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Aspirin’s Anti-Cancer Effects

    Danica Collins
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Did You Know…that one baby aspirin a day cuts the risk of cancer development, metastases, and death? Numerous recent studies, along with a very large British review of published... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
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    Dimmi Shoes

  • Get Cozy

    Kristina
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Sweats, check. Hoodie, check. Unbelievably fashionable flats, check. (ok we may be a bit partial) But seriously, our model wouldn’t leave the set without them. And who would? It’s the classic ballet flat, updated with great textures and prints. Elastic strap keeps everything in place. Keep it casual and cool for your every day and […] The post Get Cozy appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Blogger Style

    Kristina
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Dimmi’s Jogger in black grid was just featured on local blog day in my dreams. Sports influence fashion is huge right now. And for only $50 per pair, the Jogger is a great way to make the statement, without breaking the bank. Plus who doesn’t want an excuse to wear sneakers all day. “…feeling pretty […] The post Blogger Style appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Casual Improvements

    Kristina
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    One of Dimmi’s most popular styles of all time. The ‘Improve’ makes a comeback with updated tones and textures for fall 2014. Hint of glamor lets you dress it up, or play it down – super casual style. What’s your favorite color? Shop: http://www.musthaveshoes.com/improve-pewter-dimmi.html The post Casual Improvements appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Designer’s Notes on ‘Normcore’

    Kristina
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
      Check out the image details and photo credit on Polyvore: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=136145610 The idea to celebrate the normal, the effortless and the androgynous. Normcore fashion is based on the normalcy of everyday casual wear and a certain sense of belonging to a community. With the over saturation of designer labels and the wastefulness within the […] The post Designer’s Notes on ‘Normcore’ appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What is Normcore

    Kristina
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    You may not know what it means, but you’ve definitely seen what it is. Normcore is a fast growing fashion trend defined by the most unexpected of traits – Normality. FINALLY, a trend we can all understand! But what does that really mean? Of course it is still moving fashion and on-trend, so when we […] The post What is Normcore appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • Revitalize Your Relationship with Fildena

    Ammy
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Viagra has become so famous that it’s become the ubiquitous name for the generic Sildenafil Citrate, a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor that works by increasing blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation, which in turn helps achieve & maintain an erection. It’s well –known by now that even healthy men, as well as men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) are enjoying the benefits of a super-strong erection, and a healthy and satisfying sex life. Many men who suffer from ED, or just a lack of interest in sex, also suffer from depression, loss of self-esteem, fear…
  • Metformin: Increasing Quality of Life in Diabetics

    Ammy
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Metformin is an anti- diabetic drug most notably prescribed for Type – II diabetes, especially in people with weight problems. Metformin is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), regulating insulin levels that in turn helps regulate menstrual cycles. Using Metformin in the long –term is also beneficial- decreasing the risk of diabetes & heart disease due to high insulin levels. Buying generic prescription drugs like Metformin on International Drug Mart allows diabetics to save more than when they buy the branded drug, Glucophage. Metformin is commonly used to…
  • We’re Celebrating: IDM Turns 11!

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

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

  • Readers Respond: 11 More Winter Supplies to Keep in Your Car

    LAwordsmith
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH You let the dog out one last time before bed, and you hear a yelp. Somehow she’s managed to cut her leg pretty deep. Being a fan of The Survival Doctor, you know to apply pressure to stop the bleeding, but she just keeps crying. You know of a vet clinic that stays open until 11, and it’s 10 right now. You tie a rag around the wound and head out the door. After a couple of miles, you hear a bump, bump, bump. It gets louder. You pull over and dig out your flashlight from the glove compartment. The batteries are dead. You get out and see the flat tire. And suddenly…
  • Sensation-Free Ebola Facts: What We Know and What We Don’t

    LAwordsmith
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH In the medical field, other than death, nothing is absolute. One radio interviewer told me recently he would never be comfortable about the Ebola risks until we knew absolutely everything about it and there was zero risk for everyone. Guess what. He’s never going to be comfortable. Part of the Ebola fear fuel in America right now is the fact that we don’t know everything about this disease. And when questions arise, people come out of the woodwork with answers, whether they know what they’re talking about or not. Often, their answers boil down to: Well, we…
  • Update on My Hands-Only CPR Post: The AHA’s Response

    LAwordsmith
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH If you read my post about Hands-Only CPR Monday, you know that I believe the American Heart Association’s guidelines leave room for interpretation. So my team emailed them to see if they could officially clarify some points. Here’s part of their response. It addresses some issues related to Hands-Only CPR, a trademarked term for doing chest compressions only (no mouth-to-mouth), but doesn’t clarify completely. First, the AHA explained the rationale for not doing respirations (mouth-to-mouth) in most teens and adults: … when a teen or adult suddenly collapses…
  • Hands-Only CPR and When to Add the Breathing

    LAwordsmith
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH A child collapses; there’s no sign of life. You call for help and start CPR. But wait. Didn’t you hear somewhere that they say now not to do the respirations part? Just do Hands-Only CPR? Or are kids one of the exceptions? Well, whatever you do, do something, and do it quick. When to Add the Breathing These days, Hands-Only CPR is the way to go in most situations for people who aren’t medical professionals. It’s easier; it works as well as adding respirations, at least most of the time. And the feeling is, it’ll help more people act and act quicker. But…
  • For You: Special 48-Hour Bonuses With My New Online Training Course

    LAwordsmith
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH I’m really excited. Today, my new online training course is finally available to you! It’s taken me over a year to put together this professionally produced project, and I think it has turned out fantastic. In The Survival Doctor’s Emergencies Training Course, you’ll learn some of the lifesaving knowledge that I’ve amassed over 30 years of practicing medicine. I cover some of my readers’ most-often-worried-about questions, and I teach you how I’d handle common life-threatening medical problems, in easy-to-understand language and with minimal medical…
 
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 308: The Running Mad Professor

    25 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Tom Solomon Tom talks with Vincent about viral central nervous system infections of global importance, Ebola virus, and running the fastest marathon dressed as a doctor.   Links for this episode World's biggest brain Tom's YouTube channel Sex, drugs, and emerging viruses (TedX) The Running Mad Professor Image credit: ClickLiverpool Video of this episode - view at YouTube Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twiv@twiv.tv
  • TWiV 307: Ebola aetiology

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Tara C. Smith Tara Smith joins the TWiEBOVsters to discuss the Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa, spread of the disease to and within the US, transmission of the virus, and much more.   This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The…
  • TWiV 306: This Week in Ebolavirus

    12 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler The Grand Masters of the TWiV discuss Ebola virus transmission, air travel from West Africa, Ebola virus infectivity on surfaces, the Dallas Ebola virus patient, and Ebola virus in dogs. This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The Department is…
  • TWiV 305: Rhymes with shinola

    5 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Vincent, Alan, and Kathy continue their coverage of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, with a discussion of case fatality ratio, reproductive index, a conspiracy theory, and spread of the virus to the United States. This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing…
  • TWiV 304: Given X, solve for EBOV

    28 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Jeff Shaman The TWiV team consults an epidemiologist to forecast the future scope of the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.  This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The Department is presently…
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    Health On A Budget

  • 12 Tips to Detoxify Your Life on a Budget

    Health on a Budget
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    by Kate Wilson It’s one thing to detoxify your body — it’s another thing to detoxify your life. But detoxifying doesn’t have to be as complicated or expensive as it often seems. Make these simple changes to your daily life and kick toxins to the curb. Use Natural Cleaners Many popular cleaners contain harmful chemicals that can do more damage than good. There are some products on the market that are chemical-free, however you can make your own natural cleaners with items that can be found in your own cupboard. For example, lemon’s acidity can cut though most household bacteria and…
  • Amazing Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

    Jane Chitty
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    When I write a guest post for Health on a Budget, I choose a subject that is really going to help those looking for inexpensive ways to improve their health, naturally.  And the use of apple cider vinegar is just such a way. In fact, there are dozens of uses so I will cover as many as possible here… But first just a few words about apple cider vinegar itself When buying apple cider vinegar, check to make sure it says “Raw” and “Unfiltered”. “Organic” is another healthy label. Used for hundreds of years for its medicinal properties, the raw organic version of apple cider…
  • Do You Need Dietary Supplements? Yes and No.

    jaimeheidel
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Do you need dietary supplements? There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about the use of nutritional supplements and whether or not they’re beneficial.   As vitamin and mineral supplements continue to gain popularity, some conventional health proponents have written articles claiming that not only are they useless, they could actually be harmful to your health.   No wonder you’re confused.   The truth is, by and large, dietary supplements are not a danger to your health. The only way they can be is if you are allergic to them, overdoing on them or…
  • Top Excuses for Not Joining a MMA Gym

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

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
        Feasting on your finger nails wrecks more than your manicure. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a dedicated nail nibbler will spend thousands to repair the dental damage caused by their habit.   Psychiatrists are undecided over whether the need to chew on yourself is an obsessive compulsive disorder or a harmless quirk. But medical professionals do agree that habitual nail biting, which is officially known as “onychophagia,” can harm both your teeth and overall health.  
  • What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
      Cancer is always a difficult topic to read about. But it’s important to know the symptoms and monitor your health so that you can catch any potential problems early.   Since we focus on dental and oral care issues here, we’ll be looking at oral cancer. Please remember that the symptoms listed below can be caused by conditions other than cancer. Talk to a health care professional if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, do not attempt to diagnose yourself.
  • Tasty Treats For Your Teeth - A Brief History Of Toothpaste

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
      Take one drachma of rock salt – that’s one hundredth of an ounce - two drachmas of mint, one drachma of dried iris flower and 20 grains of pepper, crush them together and …ta-dah! You have just made yourself a batch of the world’s oldest toothpaste.   This recipe was written in Greek on a scrap of papyrus that has been dated to the fourth century AD. The Egyptian scribe added an explanatory note, explaining that the recipe created a "powder for white and perfect teeth.” The papyrus was recently found (again) in the basement of a Viennese museum, with…
  • Dealing With Dentures

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    So you have acquired a fine set of dentures to replace those troublesome teeth, and you figure your dental issues are finally over? Well, not quite. Life with dentures is better, especially if you’ve been embarrassed about your decayed, loose or missing teeth. But your nifty new removable teeth come with their own set of potential glitches. Thankfully, most of the issues that most commonly bother denture-wearers are preventable or easily fixable.
  • How To Stop Grinding Your Teeth

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    That unsettling noise that you might occasionally hear in the middle of the night could be the sound of 40-million Americans feverishly grinding their teeth.   Many of us are plagued with bruxism – the formal term for teeth grinding and clenching - but most people don’t gash their teeth consistently. Only 10 percent of us grind so hard and so often that they fracture their fillings, crack their crowns, and/or destroy their dentures.
 
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  • What Is Keratoconus? Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Options

    PUP
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    Keratoconus is an eye condition which is characterized by thinning and bulging of cornea. Cornea is transparent film in the center surface of eye. A normal cornea is dome shaped but in keratoconus the shape becomes irregular like a bulging …
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

    PUP
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Conjunctivitis is a very common eye problem. Conjunctiva is a thin lining on the inner side of eyelid. Patient suffering from conjunctivitis experiences redness and irritation in the eyes. Conjunctivitis occurs due to several reasons. Bacteria, viruses and allergy are …
  • Cerebral Atrophy Symptoms: Causes And Homeopathic Treatment

    PUP
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    Atrophy of any organ is shrinkage in size of that particular organ. Together with decrease in size, there may be associated dysfunction. Cerebral atrophy is decrease is size of brain. It can be a part of brain or the entire …
  • Bloom Syndrome Treatment: What Are Its Causes And Symptoms?

    PUP
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    Bloom syndrome is a rare genetic disease characterized by low birth weight and length, short stature, skin rashes after sun exposure and increased risk of cancer at young age. The condition was first described by Dr Bloom in 1954, hence …
  • Causes Of Hemiplegic Migraine: Symptoms And How To Treat It?

    PUP
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    Migraine is a syndrome of recurrent episodes of headache, more often one sided accompanied with host of other symptoms. It is common in women than in men. More than 60 percent of patients have family history of migraine. Attacks of …
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  • Thrive Pink Eggs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Lindsay
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    This time of year brings us together for many reasons, often in the spirit of community, to reflect and show appreciation for one another. During the month of October, we gather our resources as a global community to look for ways to contribute to the search for a cure for cancer and to help support […]
  • Black Dog Asana Reviews Three Minute Egg®

    Lindsay
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    The Incredible (Non)Edible Egg We would like to send our sincere thanks to Maggie of Black Dog Asana for saying such nice things about us on her blog. In her post about Three Minute Egg, Maggie reviews the Yogi Meal Starter Kit, including our Special Edition Alignment & Flow DVD. Here’s an excerpt: “One yoga block […]
  • 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 actually […]
  • 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 […]
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  • 7 Steps For Healing Acid Reflux And Heartburn Without Drugs

    Good Living Doc
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    25 million people experience heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux every single day of their lives. As a result, prescription drugs designed to treat these painful conditions make pharmaceutical companies in excess of $13 billion per year. In fact, Nexium (the Purple Pill) is currently the 2nd most prescribed drug in the U.S. following […]
  • Why Americans Should Just Calm Down About Ebola

    Good Living Doc
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Ebola is terrifying. Ebola is deadly. Ebola is HERE! Fear certainly is profitable in America. If a teary-eyed Sarah McLachlan or a suds-soaked bikini model bending over a Lamborghini won’t compel you to whip out your credit card, there’s always a good chance that fear might do the trick. News outlets want ratings, websites want […]
  • Axes And Hoses And Hammers And Nails: A Wellness Approach

    Good Living Doc
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    The following is a transcript of a live presentation I gave about the difference between the allopathic (treating disease with drugs) and wellness approach to health care. Let’s say your house is on fire. Who are you going to call? Don’t say Ghost-busters. You’re going to call 911 and the fire department is going to […]
  • Natural Asthma Remedies Supported By Science

    Good Living Doc
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    I’ve written about asthma before, although the recommendations outlined in the article were the result of my own personal experience with asthma patients and did not reference the scientific literature. For that reason, this post will review the available research on asthma and the natural remedies (if any) which are supported by science. My previous […]
  • RM-10 Ultra: The #1 Immune Booster for Fighting Cold Weather Critters

    Good Living Doc
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    Your chances of suffering from a cold-weather sinus or respiratory infection are practically nil if your immune system is healthy. You probably know someone who seems to “catch” every infection that’s “going around” regardless of how often they scrub their hands or visit their doctor. You probably also know people who never get sick despite working […]
 
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  • A Healthy Child Makes A Happy Home

    Swarnam John
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    Photostock, freedigitalphotos.net Yesterday was my birthday, early in the morning at 5; 30am my son was the first to wish me and to my surprise gave me a gift. The gift was neatly wrapped in beautiful green gift paper with a big ribbon and a card. Inside was a beautiful glass set. This gesture touched my heart strings. He is just 11 years old and I really felt happy to be a mom. Healthy children do make a happy, healthy home. Healthy includes physical, emotional and spiritual health. A recent research study has found that having children do really make us happy.Emotional…
  • Can Potatoes Be Included In Your Weight Loss Program

    Swarnam John
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:40 am
    Anankkml, freedigitalphotos.net The Inca Indians in Peru were the first potato cultivators in the world. They cultivated potatoes around 8000 B.C to 5000 B.C.  Little did they know that to educate the world about the healthy cooking of potatoes, a health blogger named Swarnam would be born several centuries later? Just a few words of self-praise cause it’s my birthday today.Are potatoes healthy?With so much bad press about potatoes. Let me help you see potatoes in a new light. A new study says that people can eat potatoes and still lose weight. Scientists issued this stunning note…
  • 1237 Reasons To Go Gaga Over Walnuts

    Swarnam John
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:21 am
    Africa, freedigitalphotos.netI spent my childhood in a lovely town full of greenery and groves of beautiful flowering trees. Small squirrels would bring nuts from nearby trees and drop it in our front yard. We kids used to collect the nuts and break it with big stones. Whether we break the nuts or not we hurt our fingers. Those good old days!Goodness of walnutsWalnuts are one of God’s marvelous creations. It is rich in omega 3 fats, manganese, molybdenum and biotin. It is rich in antioxidants. The antioxidants protect the walnuts from becoming rancid. The walnut is nutrient dense with…
  • Are You So Dumb To Skip Your Morning Breakfast

    Swarnam John
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:39 am
    Serge Berstasius, freedigitalphotos.netDuring my final year in school, we were busy preparing for the public exams. My father arranged special coaching to help me get more marks. I used to go early in the morning to attend the classes and still had my idlli and sambar breakfast. The funny part is that I used to carry a flask full of Horlicks for extra strength along with my lunch to school. Word spread about my flask of Horlicks like wild fire. And kids would actually come to my class to boo at me while am drinking my Horlicks. Those were the good old days you see!Protein rich breakfast A new…
  • How Wearable Electronic Activity Monitors Help You Reach Fitness Goals

    Swarnam John
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    How Wearable Electronic Activity Monitors Help You Reach Fitness GoalsTake care, Swarnam
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  • How to Have an Awesome Old School Halloween

    Lauren Cosgrove
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    We all remember the simple joys that came with strolling around door to door in costume, expecting massive amounts of candy and fun. So, let’s abandon Pinterest for a minute and get back to the basics of a good ole’ fashioned spooky halloween. It’s time for a little Halloween throwback! 1. Make your own costumes! […]
  • What Is It Like to Get a Facial?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Have you ever wondered exactly what happens during a facial session? We’re here to clue you in. Most estheticians will begin by taking a look at the condition of your skin and recording any relevant medical history pertaining to your head, neck and face. Learning where you’re coming from, what you want to achieve, and […]
  • Fall Fitness Tips: Braving Colder Weather

    Lauren Cosgrove
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The days are shorter. The days are colder. Maybe that cozy couch is calling your name. But fall is no time to fall (totally on purpose) off the fitness wagon! Stay fit through wind, sleet and snow with these fabulous fall fitness tips. Have a PLAN Anyone can slip into a metaphorical rut, or even […]
  • Find Back Pain Relief with Massage Therapy

    Lauren Cosgrove
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Have you ever wondered why when you stub your toe, or bang your knee on the couch, or slip and skid your elbow, your first instinct is to touch your injury and rub away the pain? It’s a common reaction, built into our bodies’ natural coping process. In fact, massaging or clutching the area where […]
  • There’s Nothing Quite Like Chicken Chili

    Lauren Cosgrove
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Fall is a time for comfort food. With colder weather, crisp evenings, and changing colors, a good meal can truly make for a cozy evening. We’ve picked out this delightful slow-cooker chicken chili recipe, courtesy of The Clever Carrot. Besides, what is more appealing than letting a delicious recipe such as this cook itself! To […]
 
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    文摘编辑部
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    怎样适应移动互联网带来的阅读习惯的改变? 如何在巨量的网络信息中保持独特的价值,又不失个性?
  • 浙江省公安机关重点人员动态管控工作规范 (试行)

    文摘编辑部
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
    编者按:各级公安机关要结合实际,对本地旅馆、暂住、网吧、机动车等基础信息采集录入情况,网上缉控系统在线值守、警情签收下达、处置措施、结果反馈情况进行检查通报,并建立相应的考核机制。对基础信息采集录入及时,签收、管控、反馈等工作表现突出的单位予以通报表扬;对基础信息采集录入不及时、不准确,签…
  • 斯伟江:“十条须知”——当网民遇见警察

    文摘编辑部
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    【编注】本文是根据斯伟江律师长微博编辑而成,部分字词可能出错,见谅。另有几处句子稍有改动,但文意不变。…
  • 创业邦杂志:互联网上,内容多长最合适?

    文摘编辑部
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    互联网上诞生了丰富的文字形式,如电子邮件、博客、微博、演示等等,我们往往关注于其中的内容,但是却很少考虑过一个问题——这些东西的篇幅究竟多长才是最合适的呢? KEVAN LEE 认真研究了这个问题。 他通过收集各方的资料,得出的研究结果如下: 1、推特的理想长度是100字符 Buddy Media和Track Social的研究均得出类似的结果。 推特长度在71-100字之间的转发量最高 2、Facebook帖子的理想长度不超过40字符 Jeff Bullas…
  • 赵子龙:怎样看懂艾胖子

    文摘编辑部
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    赵子龙,艺术评论人、策展人;毕业于清华大学美术学院艺术史论系。曾多次参与、策划大型艺术展览,曾担任《艺术时代》副主编,为《证券日报》、《投资者报》、《上海证券报》等撰写艺术市场评论。现致力于艺术品电商的探索和实践。…
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  • How To Deal With Head & Neck Tumors

    Sydney Johnston
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Approximately $3.6 billion is spent in the US annually for treating head and neck cancers. These cancers account for 3 to 5 percent of all cancers in the United States. And out of 55,070 people, 14, 850 women have been estimated to develop this cancer, and 3,400 women are expected to die from the ailment […]
  • Happy Halloween All You Spooky Goblins, Ghosts and Zombies!

    Sydney Johnston
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Halloween is such a great time. So imaginative and a day with traditions dating back thousands of years. Many folks know about Samhain, a day when the veil between the living and the dead was its thinnest, but most assume that was long ago or ‘ancient’ times. But that tradition continues today. For instance, the […]
  • Have Fun With These Vintage Halloween Postcards!

    Sydney Johnston
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    I love history! It’s so fascinating to see what our ancestors have done, whether ‘good’ or ‘bad’ – although those terms can be pretty meaningless. It’s simply not true that everything today is better than the past, although we’ve certainly made huge advances in many fields. Anyway, before I get on my soap box, let’s […]
  • Gorgeous Andrew Wyeth Print Framing Job!

    Sydney Johnston
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    We sell some Andrew Wyeth prints on Amazon and we recently sold one named “Monday Morning” to a lovely lady named Jeannette. Today we are thrilled to get some pictures of how Jeannette’s print looks now that she has framed it. Take a look for yourself.   So beautiful! And here’s a close-up of her […]
  • A Luscious, CHEAP Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Treatment

    Sydney Johnston
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    No doubt you’ve heard a lot about the value of alpha-hydroxy for your skin. A natural alpha-hydroxy, that is. Well, here is a luscious little goodie you can whip up yourself and it’s so cheap it’s almost obscene. Step #1: Our beauty concoction begins with a trip to the grocery to get some half and […]
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  • How Dirty is Your CPAP?

    1800CPAP
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    I had to fight nausea a few times when I was handed a excessively dirty CPAP mask. We have seen our fair share of stomach churning dirty CPAP masks come into our store over the years. I often ask myself how or why someone would continue to use such a dirty piece of equipment, especially something that comes in contact with their face nightly. What I have found in conversations with these sleep apnea sufferers is that they were never told nor realized they needed to replace the mask, much less any other parts to their therapy. Most people remember to change their oil, furnace filter, or…
  • 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…
 
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  • Lumbar Physical Therapy Centers

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

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

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:44 am
    It can be life altering to have arthritis. It does not only prevent one from doing physical activities but could also lead to an unproductive life. Arthritis affects millions of people around the world. They can be mild or severe. Sometime, arthritis also lead to joint pain and inflammation that one may experience swelling which […]
  • Best Diabetes Treatment Centers In The US – List Of Diabetes Clinics

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
    Diabetes treatment may involve a lifetime modification of lifestyle from physical activities, stress reduction and diet. For people who are already diagnosed or newly diagnosed, it may help to know the best diabetes centers in the US to find support for health related concerns. Treatment Options For Diabetes Diabetes involve the modification of one’s lifestyle. […]
  • Joslin Diabetes Center Phone Number

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    The Joslin Diabetes Clinic is one of the primary health care providers for people afflicted with Diabetes. It has become a hub for treatment and research to combat diabetes of any type. If you suspect that you have diabetes, you may want to get in touch with the Joslin Diabetes Clinic. Joslin Diabetes Clinic Phone […]
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  • Anticipatory Grief: What is it?

    John Kennedy Saynor
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:38 pm
    This winter I took my annual winter vacation.  I actually began to plan this vacation last summer.  It seemed odd planning a winter vacation while I was still basking in the sun and heat, but in anticipation of how much I dislike winter,  I made my reservation and mailed a deposit for my accommodation. I booked my flight. It was still a long time before departure day, but I began to think about the places I wanted to see and what I wanted to do.  As the Fall progressed, I found myself thinking more and more about Mexico.  Christmas passed and Mexico was on the horizon. What many people…
  • Better than Chicken Pie (how to help a grieving friend)

    Beth Marshall
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    If you’re like me, it’s hard to know exactly what to do when a friend is grieving deeply. I’ve tried sending flowers, even an occasional chicken pie. Is it “starve a fever, feed a cold? or the other way around?” After a funeral, especially here in the South- the answer is to feed the family…whether they are hungry or not! Recently I’ve heard some creative ideas that will far outlast a chicken pie; and can actually make a difference as you remember the person you’re missing. Here are my favorite three: * From social media – my friend, Chris wanted his children to know…
  • One Day at a Time

    Donna Miesbach
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    It is so easy to feel overwhelmed after the loss of a loved one. Routines have changed. Responsibilities have changed. Everything seems so different, and while it is true that nothing will ever be the same again, life does continue. Working through grief teaches us great lessons and broadens our vision as we discover not only that life does not end, love does not end either. While it is true that the physical body does not last forever, the relationship we had is still there. The love continues. In the meantime, there is much we can do to help ourselves move through this chapter of our life.
  • Grieving for a Spouse Who is Not Yet a Spouse

    Melinda Lyons
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Recently my twenty-six-year-old niece Kate lost her fiancé in a car accident just two days before their wedding. In addition to her deep grief, Kate also had to face many issues because they were not yet married. First I believe she was robbed of memories. When I lost my husband, at least I had almost forty years of memories to help sustain me. Kate and her fiancé did not even have the chance to begin as a married couple. Emotionally I feel her loss is so much tougher than mine was. Not only did she lose the future she had planned with her husband, Kate also had to deal with many horrible…
  • Grief Recovery Guide

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    2 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    For most people, the grief process is a slow one. While you may move through one stage quickly, you may stay for what feels like ages in another. You will often feel like you have made a single step forward only to take several back. When you move in this manner, it can be difficult to know that you are making progress. If you pay close attention, there are clear signs that you are, indeed, making progress through the grief process. Here are brief explanations of those signs. 20 Signs That You Are Recovering From Grief 1. You know that your loved one is not coming back. You are no longer in a…
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  • Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas

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

    jenn
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Advances in plastic surgery happen all the time and it’s pretty incredible how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. Today we are able to make facial rejuvenations that are substantial while still looking natural. Dr. Lam approaches procedures with the eye of an artist and the mind of a surgeon which creates the perfect balance between aesthetic and function. We all want to look our best and we want our best to last as long as possible. Many people, men and women alike, seek out Dr. Lam for the ultimate in facial rejuvenation: Facelift Dallas. The facelift procedure is a…
  • Lip Augmentation Dallas

    jenn
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    There are few facial features lusted after as much as round, luscious lips. For century’s women have been coveting their fuller lipped peers, celebrities and models and trying to emulate the look through make up tricks, and plump-promising glosses. For women who are ready to make a more significant and longer lasting enhancement, Dermal Fillers may be the way to go. A dermal filler works just like it sound it would by filling in areas that are lacking mass- they are also used to rejuvenate the face. A Dermal Filler will give you results that last several months, but aren’t permanent, so…
  • Otoplasty Dallas

    jenn
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    The cosmetic surgical procedure to reduce an overly large ear or to reposition an ear that is protruding from the side of the head is known as Otoplasty Dallas. Otoplasty Dallas, also known as Ear Surgery, is performed for aesthetic reasons and does not alter the function of the ear. Many children born with ears that stick out often become the target of unnecessary years of teasing from their peers. For some this may leave a wound in their self-confidence well into adulthood. Patients may also seek out Otoplasty Dallas to correct a birth defeat, for cancer reconstruction or to reconstruct…
  • 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…
 
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    BerryRipe

  • Vitamins For Every Health Concern

    BerryRipe
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
    When people click here, they can begin to shop for all their vitamins based on the health concerns that they have. People who are trying to address their own health concerns need to be able to find all the right vitamins. They can take these vitamins in a daily dose, and they will be able to address these health concerns without taking expensive medications. The Disorder or Disease People should search for the vitamins that will help them with their disorder or disease. These vitamins should be taken in specific dosages, and it is best that the user is planning their vitamin intake every day.
  • Using Fitness Concepts For Weight Control

    BerryRipe
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    More Americans than ever before are concerned about the growing obesity problem in their country. Weight control isn’t always the main goal of fitness but the two naturally go hand-in-hand. A healthy weight leads to less stress which results in fewer weight-related health problems. For those that have weight concerns, the first step is a healthy, sensible diet. The second step is always the fitness route. Websites like www.uniquefit1.com have long recognized the need for exercise equipment in the home. Their philosophy on fitness is simple: To stay fit, you must work for it. Their…
  • Bringing Natural Light Into Your Kitchen

    BerryRipe
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    You know how a quick blast of sunshine boosts your mood? No kidding! The positive effects of natural light in the home are well documented and as we move towards the darker months, it’s time to make changes to kitchens that give dungeons a good run for their money. Your happiness and well-being are directly influenced by the production of the hormone serotonin, which is triggered when we are exposed to natural light sources. In the colder months we head to the kitchen for comfort foods, warming dishes and recipes that lift our spirits – if we add that extra super-ingredient of more…
  • Neck Pain Exercises That Will Do the Trick

    BerryRipe
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    Neck pain can be particularly unpleasant as it makes performing basic tasks very difficult, such as turning your head, sitting at a desk and even sleeping. In addition, neck pain can worsen or even cause headache pain. A good, natural way to control neck pain is through exercise. The following are several exercises that are good for controlling neck pain. Neck Pain Basic Stretch In the most basic form, a neck stretch will test your various range of motions. Ideally you will stretch each range for 10 seconds each. Be sure to also focus on the range that is most painful or uncomfortable. The…
  • Top 50 Vegan Blogs of 2014

    BerryRipe
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    For the second year in a row, BerryRipe.com is publishing it’s list of Top 50 Vegan Blogs. Berryripe.com isn’t the only place to find top notch vegan recipes and health, lifestyle, and fitness articles and we know that. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite vegan blogs for 2014. This group of selected websites are destinations that every vegan would be proud to stop by everyday to catch up on the hottest vegan recipes, latest vegan fashion, and even the most innovative vegan DIY projects. The Top 50 Vegan Blogs of 2014 are not in any particular order. Use…
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    Gluten Free Paleo Health Advice |Beverly Meyer | Podcast & Resources

  • Mark Rogers Simply Human Lifestyle

    Beverly Meyer
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Want to simply be human?  Mark Rogers Simply Human Lifestyle website and podcasts coach us in the Four Pillars of the Simply Human Lifestyle. This podcast is a good primer for newcomers wanting to learn how to Eat, Sleep, Move, and Enjoy Life like real humans, not the over-stressed selves we want to leave behind.It’s a good interview for folks with kids too…. see my notes on children below.  The link to play the show is at the bottom of this article, and on my Primal Diet – Modern Health iTunes page.A former football player and endurance athlete, Mark…
  • Whipped Honey Cinnamon Butter CocoGhee

    Beverly Meyer
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    This yummy recipe is from Jessica Espinoza and Delicious Obsessions.   Whipped Honey Cinnamon Butter (using Coconut and Ghee)  is one of her favorites from hundreds on her site. Jessica shared this in our podcast interview about her passion for cooking, her struggles with weight and Hashimoto’s, and the evolution of her great blog. Like me, Jessica can tolerate ghee but no other dairy. Whipping ghee and coconut oil together makes a great spread, but you can use butter instead if you wish.The combo of creamy, salty, sweet and cinnamon-y goes well on any…
  • Melissa Curtis Interviews Beverly: Candida and Hormones Preventing Weight Loss

    Beverly Meyer
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    How do Candida and excess hormones prevent weight loss?  I’m here on MelissaCurtis’s show about weight and health for women over 40.  She writes and podcasts at her Fat To Fit: My Quest website.I shared with Melissa my belief that losing weight is never the body’s priority.  It may be your personal priority, but the body has its own agenda!  Fighting infection, keeping the heart and lungs going and managing blood pressure and circulation are always going to trump “weight loss” from the body’s point of view.So how do we lose…
  • 6 Reasons to Avoid Coconut Oil, Milk or Flour

    Beverly Meyer
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Should coconuts be off the menu?  Are there valid reasons to avoid coconut oil, meat, milk or water?   My clients occasionally do see problems with coconuts (and I do too).  Sometimes it’s the oil and sometimes issues occur with the meat or milk.  Coconuts can offer wonderful health benefits, both internally and externally, but like all things, they may not be right for YOU.  Check out these questions and try going coconut-free for a few weeks before consuming again.  Watch for effects in any area.  Self-experimentation is one of the…
  • Delicious Obsessions With Jessica Espinoza

    Beverly Meyer
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Delicious Obsessions is one of my favorite blogs! Anything you want to know about gluten free Real Food and Healthy Living can be found here, including recipes, DIY advice and hundreds of articles and guest posts from Jessica and many health and food experts.Jessica’s passion is developing recipes for foods and self-care products. They’re gluten free, Paleo friendly, easy and creative.  Jessica’s a big fan of coconut oil, and in our interview (see link below) she shared one of her favorite recipes – for Whipped Honey Cinnamon CocoGhee.  Use it as a spread on…
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    HellaWella

  • Quiz: Test your Halloween knowledge

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Quiz: Test your Halloween knowledge10/31/2014By PlayBuzzThink you know everything about Oct. 31? Test your Halloween chops and find out.
  • The most adorable Halloween photo shoot you will see today

    Vivian Lee
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    The most adorable Halloween photo shoot you will see today10/31/2014By Vivian LeeLocated in Northwest Illinois, Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary is home to more than 300 homeless unusual pets, all of which were abandoned,...
  • Can tea tree oil really do all the things they say it does?

    Vivian Lee
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Can tea tree oil really do all the things they say it does?10/31/2014By Rik LeeTea tree oil is a familiar sight on the shelves of pharmacies, apothecaries and health food stores everywhere. It appears in the form of face washes...
  • 10 unhealthy Halloween treats you should (try to) avoid

    Vivian Lee
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:23 pm
    10 unhealthy Halloween treats you should (try to) avoid10/30/2014By Laura Van WertThe big day is here! Children and those who are young at heart are getting ready to collect all the Halloween candy. It’s a time to indulge, for sure...
  • 7 feel-good foods to boost your mood

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    7 feel-good foods to boost your mood10/30/2014By BrightNestIf you want to curb your appetite and improve your mood, skip the popcorn and reach for mood-boosting snacks, instead. Here’s a list of seven snacks...
 
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    HealClick Blog | Putting Experiences of Patients First

  • HealClick Hiatus

    healclick@gmail.com
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:09 pm
    The main site is currently on hiatus as we work out some kinks. We aren’t sure about the timeframe but are hopeful that things will be sorted out quickly. The post HealClick Hiatus appeared first on HealClick Blog.
  • Tips and Tricks For Eating Organic and Non-GMO

    healclick@gmail.com
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:55 pm
    I am a firm believer that in order to heal from any kind of illness your body needs the proper fuel put into it. And in the same breath that includes knowing what to keep out. Before I got sick I was blissfully unaware of all the toxins and chemicals we come in contact with in every day life, and I was even less aware of the harmful additives in food. Something as simple as an apple or an ear of corn can be chalk full of pesticides and be so genetically modified that once it gets into our bodies it’s causing way more harm than giving us good nutritional value. I learned very quickly once my…
  • Why Are Showers SO Exhausting With Lyme Disease? And What You Can Do To Help

    healclick@gmail.com
    25 May 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Showers are exhausting. For a long time I wondered why a shower used to put me out of commission for 2 days. Before I was properly diagnosed this was a giant mystery to me. I noticed that on the weekends I would have plans with my friends and I would feel pretty good most of the day. However once I showered, got ready, and made it to the restaurant I suddenly had no appetite, full on nausea, and I was so tired I could have gone to sleep face down in my mashed potatoes. It was something that led to me opting to spend a lot of my weekends at home with a warm tea and a good movie so I could skip…
  • Bargaining With Pain

    healclick@gmail.com
    9 May 2014 | 9:37 am
    Pain; It’s such a subjective word. Everyone has a different threshold for it, and sometimes you don’t even realize your ability to handle pain until you’re being faced with it head on. Sometimes I take a step back and I am in awe that I go through my days with this pain that would’ve been intolerable to me five years ago. At the very beginning of this journey it was too much for me to bear, but slowly my body went into survival mode. I knew that I had to develop thicker skin if I was going to get through this. I knew that I had to raise my pain tolerance and it’s…
  • Happy Lyme Awareness Month! A List of Events for the Month of May

    healclick@gmail.com
    2 May 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Happy May everyone! As most of you know, May is Lyme Disease Awareness month. Spreading awareness is a full time affair, but during the month of May the heat is really on to make people aware of the risks that ticks pose. Spring has finally sprung, and now more than ever its important to let everyone know how to protect themselves, what the symptoms are, and what to do if they get bit. Everyone can do something to raise awareness, no matter how big or small. Wearing lime green, or a Lyme ribbon, or something else to prompt conversation with others is a great gesture. Also, attending some of…
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    Healthy Family Matters

  • The 10 Commandments Of Losing Weight

    Healthy Family Matters
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    You hop on the scale and cringe. Oh, is it really that high? You need to lose weight. But weight loss can be a difficult, frustrating experience. What can you do to make it easier? As if they came from a mountaintop, these ten commandments for losing weight will help you be more effective at dropping the pounds and keeping them off. 1. Thou shalt drink water It is simple to confuse hunger for thirst. Your throat feels parched, but instead of water, you grab a snack. If this is a problem for you, try drinking a glass of water first. If you’re still hungry, then take a healthy snack. 2.
  • 7 Worthwhile Steps To Change Your Life Now

    Healthy Family Articles
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    Are you living your own chosen life or are there others making the decisions for you? Whether you are living it purposefully or events and circumstance are dictating it for you, here are some signs that its out of control: You hate your job, possibly having taken it simply because nowhere else would hire you and “need” the money. Even worse you chose it because others told you that’s what you should do and you didn’t want to disappoint them (though disappointing yourself is OK). You’re living payday to payday. Barely able to make ends meet, possibly even paying…
  • Fall Fun In The Delaware Valley

    Healthy Family Articles
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    Summer is undoubtedly many people’s favorite season; children and young adults who are still in school enjoy the long break from their academic pursuits, the Jersey Shore is in its prime-time with sunny beaches and exciting boardwalk attractions, and the long days and warm nights make it the perfect time to gather family and friends for parties and BBQ’s. For residents of Deleware Valley,  those of us who happily anticipated the end of the summer, fall couldn’t have come soon enough. Aside from milder temperatures, the season also provides its fair share of fun, with some of the…
  • Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

    Healthy Family Articles
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    A spoonful of sugar consumed by your pet in the form of Halloween candy, and other human foods, may cause you to go looking for medicine. Sugar is horrible for most animals, especially the one’s many of us keep in our homes as live-in pets. Yet, our cats and dogs, especially, seem to be drawn to what goes into our mouths because they know that we have the good stuff. So, when it comes to the Halloween season, way too many bite-sized bundles of endorphin inducing elixirs beautifully wrapped in easy opening covers can be had by our furry and feathered friends because we tend to leave them…
  • Exploring the Law of Success – Value

    Erica Brooks
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    Last week we talked about the Law of Mindset. Today on Mompreneur Monday listen in as Melissa shares how the law of success, Value, can help you to build your business. Learn how to increase your VALUE, MASTER your trade and put YOURSELF and your TEAM in DEMAND! Listen to the replay below: What changes can you make today to increase your value to build your business? The post Exploring the Law of Success – Value appeared first on Healthy Family Matters.
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    newbloggycat

  • Funny drawings by Shaye – 07

    newbloggycat
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    ……a colourful monster! Tagged: art, artistic, children, colourful, colouring, creative, creative drawing, drawing by a 3-year old, funny-drawings, halloween, happy halloween, kids, kids humor, little artist, monster, monsters
  • Happiness is …

    newbloggycat
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
    … a Piggy’s bar. Tagged: bar, cafe, chill out, happiness, happiness is, happy, happy thoughts, humor, humour, piggy, piggy's bar, pink-piggy, pub, pub & grill, relax
  • Joke of the day – Pumpkin

    newbloggycat
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:58 pm
    What is a pumpkin’s favourite sport? Squash! Tagged: clean jokes, cute-pumpkin, favourite-sport, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, pumpkin, pumpkin-jokes, pumpkins, short jokes, sport, squash, very funny jokes
  • Quote of the day – Rumi

    newbloggycat
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:23 pm
    “If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.” – Rumi Tagged: awareness, being-real, darkness, darkness and light, famous quotes, finding-yourself, heart, home, hope, inner-strength, inspirational, keep-on-going, life, life and living, life-lessons, light, light and love quotes, love, motivational, night, peace, perspective, rumi, rumi-quotes, truth, way, way-home, wisdom
  • Joke of the day – Emotional wedding

    newbloggycat
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:42 am
    Just went to an emotional wedding. Even the cake was in tiers. Tagged: 4-tier wedding cake, clean jokes, emotional, emotional-wedding, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, funny one-liners, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, short jokes, tears, tiers, very funny jokes, wedding, wedding cake, wedding jokes
 
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    Dr. Marc Tagon

  • Dr. Marc Tagon and Sexuality

    Deborah Campbell
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Dr. Marc Tagon and Sexuality Dr. Marc Tagon is a well-known expert in motivational and personal development. Though he does not lay claim to being a regular doctor, he does admit to being a specialized doctor who operates over the Internet. One of the things recommended by Dr. Marc Tagon is that fingering and making a girl squirt at least once is good for her personal development. Here is a brief look at why squirting can be good for the personal development of girls. Squirting is a term that best describes the act of a female ejaculating. Squirting can and should result in the ejaculation of…
  • Rounded Well Being by Dr. Mark Tagon

    Deborah Campbell
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:11 am
    So many people in the 21st century and before thinking their lives are fine because they have all the material things they would need and people to share with. Unfortunately so many of us are failures in one of the most important aspects of our lives; family, relationships, health and spirituality. This is because not many people are able to balance their priorities and this usually means that one or more aspects are neglected. Marctagon’s Synergy is a blog program written by Dr. Mark Tagon to teach people and especially busy professionals and business people to have an all rounded healthy…
  • Dr. Marc Tagon an Expert in Motivational and Personal Development

    Deborah Campbell
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    Dr. Marctagon who is an urban specialized and entrepreneur claims that he is not a genuine doctor but just a specialist online doctor. He is the founder and local life synergist at Marctagon Synergy with an age of thirty year’s plus. Apart from maintaining Synergy he, also own a technology consulting business and blog, called the Marctagon IT. During his free time, he usually trains for his next race and also maintains an intermittent go on hunger strike lifestyle. He believes in God’s power living a positive life accordingly despite the common challenges in our daily lives. Marc did…
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    Skinny Fat Life

  • Paleo Fail-eo

    ojohnson
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    Strict eating plans have always been hard for me. Sure, the structure is good and I tend to stay in line with what I’m supposed to do. But when I get it in my head...
  • Food Day. You ready for this?

    ojohnson
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    One of the coolest things about being a student dietitian is the opportunities I have to learn about all sorts of wonderful new things related to food, healthy eating and overall wellness. It’s now my...
  • I tried it: Raw brownie bites

    ojohnson
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    One of the biggest challenges of this Paleo challenge hasn’t been eating more fruits and veg. It hasn’t been avoiding carbs (although I’d do some pretty crazy things for a pancake right now). Honestly, it’s...
  • Paleo: So what am I eating?

    ojohnson
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    One of the most difficult parts about doing this Paleo challenge is the timing. I’m dealing with my worst semester of school yet, juggling projects for class and seemingly endless assignments, dedicating time to my supervised...
  • Paleo challenge update: Hi, I’m hangry.

    ojohnson
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Hey folks. On September 15, I kicked off the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge with a while slew of people at my CrossFit gym and other gyms around the country. As I hope you know, I’m...
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    Primally Inspired

  • November Stitch Fix Review

    Primally Inspired
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    November Stitch Fix Review I want to shout from the rooftops about how much I have been loving Stitch Fix! In my November Stitch Fix, I received not one but TWO pairs of the most perfect jeans. True story — I have never had pants or jeans that didn’t need alternations before I signed up for Stitch Fix. Every girl needs that perfect pair of jeans that she just feels so great in and I finally have mine now So excited! Keep reading to see what else I got in my November Fix.   What is Stitch Fix? With Stitch Fix, you  get matched up with your very own personal…
  • Stuffed Cabbage Recipe and Mediterranean Paleo Cooking Giveaway

    Primally Inspired
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Stuffed Cabbage Recipe and Mediterranean Paleo Cooking Giveaway You guys are in for a treat today! My friend, Caitlin sent me an advance copy of her brand new, not yet released cookbook called Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. You can check out the book with previews HERE   Annnnnnd, she’s letting me give away one advance copy to one of my readers! And not only that, but she’s also letting me share a recipe from the cookbook – Stuffed Cabbage. Told you it was a good day today!   I have a feeling that you are going to fall in love with this cookbook just like I have. First of all,…
  • How To Make Kimchi (My Mom’s Famous Spicy Kimchi Recipe!)

    Primally Inspired
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    How To Make Kimchi (My Mom’s Famous Spicy Kimchi Recipe) Have you ever had kimchi? (Sometimes spelled Kimchee, too).  Today I’m going to teach you how to make kimchi. And not just any kimchi – my mom’s famous spicy kimchi! This stuff is the bomb! Kimchi is a traditional fermented food and it’s even Korea’s national dish. Koreans generally eat a small amount of kimchi with every single meal.  Kimchi is made with vegetables and spices and is lacto fermented. That means it’s jam packed with beneficial probiotics that help our immune health and digestion. In other…
  • 20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths Debunked

    Primally Inspired
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths Debunked by Science   Mainstream nutrition is full of nonsense. Despite clear advancements in nutrition science, the old myths don’t seem to be going anywhere. Here are 20 mainstream nutrition myths that have been debunked by scientific research. Myth 1: The Healthiest Diet is a Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet With Lots of Grains Several decades ago, the entire population was advised to eat a low-fat, high-carb diet (1). At the time, not a single study had demonstrated that this diet could actually prevent disease. Since then, many high quality studies…
  • Red Beet Eggs using Fresh Beets

    Primally Inspired
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Red Beet Eggs Using Fresh Beets I pulled my jar of red beet eggs out of the fridge while a friend from out west was visiting.  She looked at me like I had two heads and said, “Um…..what are those?” I forgot that this Pennsylvania Dutch favorite is not well known in other parts of the country.  If you are from or have ever lived near Pennsylvania Dutch or Amish country, red beet eggs are a very familiar food to you (along with Sheetz, being 10 minutes late for work because you got stuck behind an Amish buggy, having to get the front end of your car aligned entirely too much because of…
 
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    Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada

  • 10+ Tips to Keep Well and Active as the Cold Weather Approaches

    vince
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    As Summer winds down and the cool weather takes hold here are 10 ways that we think will help you stay well and active. The post 10+ Tips to Keep Well and Active as the Cold Weather Approaches appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Mountain Trek featured in Canada’s Largest Newspaper

    vince
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Mountain Trek was featured on the cover of the Globe and Mail newspaper's Travel section this month. The post Mountain Trek featured in Canada’s Largest Newspaper appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • 24 Easy Ways to Fall into Fitness this Autumn

    MountainTrek
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    We want to help with your return to routine! Here are our top tips for falling into an Autumn exercise program. The post 24 Easy Ways to Fall into Fitness this Autumn appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Digital Detox: Top Tips to Manage gadgetry for a stress-free life

    MountainTrek
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    How much time are you spending on your gadgets? Are you spending enough time OFFline? The post Digital Detox: Top Tips to Manage gadgetry for a stress-free life appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Food Addiction: How to beat it, for good

    MountainTrek
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Food Addiction is real and it is serious. But the good news is, we can overcome it and train ourselves to make healthy, better food choices. The post Food Addiction: How to beat it, for good appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities

  • Water You Drinking?

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    You’d think one of the worst experiences when drinking water is to chug a few gulps… Only to notice… Some teeny, tiny, fluffy bunnies… Or excuse me, food particles (perhaps some left over cinnamon bun from four days ago… Or remnants of the Honey Nut Cheerios you gobbled up this morning…) floating around in it. Wait, was that even your water? I know when this happens to me, I don’t need to grab a spoon in order to make myself [Read On!]
  • Recipe Redux: Lets Go Skinny Dipping!

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    I recently got in trouble with the law… Now while my parents aren’t exactly PROUD of me for this… I think I might actually hang my mug shot on the wall… As you can see by my booking photo, I was caught skinny dipping…  But Justin Bieber made me do it!! Ugh, the peer pressure of Hollywood… I cannot believe he and I could get in trouble for going nude, but… Nicki Minaji can get away with wearing this monstrosity. Is [Read On!]
  • A “Zesty” Take on Eclairs!

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    As I have mentioned in previous posts, my mind… Is like a bowling ball in the gutter at a bowling alley. And when I think of the oh so flaky, yet thick and gooey éclair pastry… My mind throws gutter balls worse than a blindfolded kangaroo hopping on one foot would. I think the French created this pastry so my mind (and yours too?) can have immature field days whenever I think about this oblong, cream filled “delicacy”. However, as some of you [Read On!]
  • Good Mood Food: We Could All Use Some

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Let me take a WILD guess as to what happened to you this morning… You woke up after pressing snooze for about 45 minutes. Realizing that you’re going to be extremely late, you wrestle with your TRUE love (your lush pillow but of course) only to fall flat on your face thanks to your bed pulling a “piledriver” on you… A move that’s even banned from the WWE. After regaining consciousness, you dizzily race on over to your “trusty” liquid energizer (your [Read On!]
  • Joan Rivers: A Toast To You!

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    Joan Rivers and I met a couple of times when I worked at E! Entertainment. “THE TWINS” circa Feb 2011! OMG am I wearing… GASP: HEELS? Check us out now MAKING POP TARTS! I’m still shocked she never once told me that my outfits look like regurgitated remnants of a broken garbage disposal. The dress code in the GiGi Eats kitchen! She didn’t even say ANYTHING about my Adidas sandals that have been surgically fused to my feet for the past 6 years. I wonder how many plastic [Read On!]
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    Fit & Healthy 365

  • How Many Reps and Sets Should I Do?

    Lydia Di Francesco
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    One of the more common questions I get as a Personal Trainer is “how many reps and sets should I do?” followed by “and with what weight?” It seems like a simple question, but in fact, there is no default/standard answer. It will be different for everyone because it’s based on goals and level of experience. First, some definitions. Reps (Repetitions) -> One repetition is one time of moving the weight from your starting point to your finishing point and back again. Set -> A set is one round of an exercise or group of exercises. For example, if you are doing…
  • Getting to Know You – 2014 Reader Survey

    Lydia Di Francesco
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Would you love to be healthier? More fit? Have more energy? Fit better in your clothes? Help us help YOU! Coach Lydia and Fit & Healthy 365 want to learn a bit about you so that we can better help you improve your health and life. Our goal is to help you Eat Better. Move More. Build a Healthy Lifestyle and to best do that we need to know some things about you We’ve created a short (2-3 minute) survey. Don’t worry, all data will be kept confidential and not shared with anyone. >> Click here to participate. (Here’s the full link: http://goo.gl/forms/rlE0KPxC83) Enter…
  • Pumpkin Protein Pancakes {recipe}

    Lydia Di Francesco
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    It’s Pumpkin Time of year!! Now that it’s Autumn, pumpkin flavored food and drinks are everywhere. This morning I decided to try out creating a pumpkin protein pancake recipe… and it worked! It seems that pumpkin purée is a great substitute for applesauce. (Good to keep in mind for future baking) As with all my recipes, it’s really simple. Ingredients: • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée (not pie filling) • 1/4 cup egg whites • 1 scoop protein powder (I used Cookies and Cream) • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice Blend all ingredients together. Cook the same way you would cook a…
  • The Number One Secret for Clearing Your To-Do List

    Lydia Di Francesco
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    How big is your To-Do List? If it’s anything like mine, it’s LOOOOONG…. and feels like it’s never ending. You feel overwhelmed with everything you have and want to accomplish, but it feels like there’s no time to get it all done. Know what? There’s isn’t enough time. Sorry. I hate breaking bad news, but it’s true. We will always have more things to do than time. So, what’s the secret to getting things done and clearing your To-Do List? ONE THING. Each day, decide what is the most important priority for you that day. Put that on your list.
  • Baked Berry Protein Oatmeal {recipe}

    Lydia Di Francesco
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Hands up if you often struggle with what to eat for breakfast. I know I do. Sure, I’ve got my go-to eggs and toast or a protein smoothie or regular oatmeal, but sometimes I want something different. Enter the Baked Berry Protein Oatmeal. It’s warm, healthy and easy to make with minimal ingredients. Here’s what you need: Dry – 1 cup rolled oats – 2 scoops protein powder (I use BioX Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl) – 1 Tbsp cinnamon – 1/2 tsp baking powder Wet – 1 cup egg whites – 1 cup unsweetened applesauce – 1 cup frozen berries Easy…
 
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  • Changing the Conversation – Physician-Assisted Best Life

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” ~ Mark Twain The contentious topic of physician-assisted death (PAD) has become increasingly mainstream, appearing in every form of media from the front pages of magazines to You Tube channels. I thought I knew where I stood on the issue, but my outlook has recently changed slightly. After watching the video of 29 year old Brittany Maynard and hearing her story, I can certainly see why someone who is facing an inevitable, painful death, would look to PAD as an option. However,…
  • 5 Considerations When Making Decisions

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    “Do nothing, and nothing happens. Life is about decisions. You either make them or they’re made for you, but you can’t avoid them.” ~ Mhairi McFarlane, You Had Me At Hello Decisions, decisions. Life is comprised of endless choices we make, sometimes leaving us feeling uncertain and wondering what would have happened if we chose ‘door #2′. On the other hand, when the opposite happens and we exclaim, “That is the best decision I ever made”, we feel validated and confident. Some choices seem inconsequential such as what to have for dinner, however, other choices…
  • Quelling Anxiety in the Face of Uncertainty

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    “Normal, in our house, is like a blanket too short for a bed – sometimes it covers you just fine, and other times it leaves you cold and shaking; and worst of all, you never know which of the two it’s going to be.” ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper Anxiety has always been a part of who I am – I have come to accept it. I am certain that I entered this world with worries, exiting feet first, and planting them firmly in the ground. Not one to either live like a dreamer or live on the edge, I listen to the little worrier within me. Anxiety is often given a bad rap,…
  • Adaptability or Resilience – What is More Beneficial?

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” ~ Charles Darwin Our world is constantly faced with new obstacles not only on a global level, but also on a community level. From natural disasters, such as hurricanes and floods, to lethal infections such as Ebola. The world becomes smaller during such times as we rebuild, treat and try to prevent future disasters. But what happens on an individual level when you are faced with a personal crisis? At some point during our lifetime, we will all be faced with losses, illnesses, and…
  • Difficult Conversations – Talking to Your Children About Death

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Death is a difficult conversation no matter what age. Young children have a hard time conceptualizing the meaning of death, and as we age, we have a difficult time accepting the finality of death. This topic lends itself to feelings of vu