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  • NPR’s On the Media with a skeptic’s guide to health news/diet fads

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    Gary Schwitzer
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    Science journalist John Bohannon, Timothy Caulfield of the University of Alberta, and I are interviewed on NPR’s On the Media this weekend. On the Media, produced by WNYC in New York,  has begun publishing printable consumer handbooks to accompany their on-air programs, and they based one handout this week on our HealthNewsReview.org review criteria. The post NPR’s On the Media with a skeptic’s guide to health news/diet fads appeared first on HealthNewsReview.org.
  • Onion & Mushroom Herbed Brown Rice Patties

    Evolving Wellness
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:26 am
    Characteristics Bean or lentil patties, often called veggie burgers are a great, filling and delicious meal, and ultra healthy when homemade from wholesome ingredients. But what if you'd like an alternate to beans or lentils? This is where these fantastic brown rice patties can come in very handy. They are easy to make and packed with healthy carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They are a source of protein, are naturally low in fat, and cholesterol free. Enjoy these for yourself or the whole family for a slew of home meals or take them on the go to work, school, or travel. TYPE:…
  • India court concludes hearing Maggi noodles case

    Reuters: Health News
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:07 pm
    MUMBAI (Reuters) - An Indian court has concluded hearing a case filed by Nestle India challenging a local regulator's report that Maggi instant noodles contained excess lead, a lawyer for the company said.
  • Eating Breakfast Is a Healthy Start to a Healthy Day

    Healthy Diet Menus For You
    Dorsa
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Everyone has heard the saying that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. It is an ideal that has heard time and time again, starting at childhood. How true is this old adage, though? Why, exactly, is breakfast considered to be so important? Is there something more to this than just what your mom told you? Eating a healthy and balanced breakfast is an important start to your day. Skipping breakfast can cause you to have low energy, low blood sugar, brain fog, and a general feeling of disease. Plus, if you skip breakfast you’ll often end up overeating later in the day. This…
  • Why I only eat organic wheat

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    mr hlth
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Wheat has come up in discussion recently in some conversations about diet, carbs, etc.   Although I limit the amount of carbs in my diet, I have not eliminated wheat from my diet.  BUT –  I have done my best to limit myself to organically raised wheat. I do this for several reasons, but the main reason I want to focus on now is glyphosate. Glyphosate is the primary active ingredient found in the herbicide Roundup from Monsanto.  You can do the research yourself and decide what you are willing to consume, but I made the choice to avoid foods raised with or deliberatly exposed to…
 
 
 
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  • Mount Sinai to Collaborate with Columbia Care on Medical Marijuana Research

    Mount Sinai Medical Center
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    The Mount Sinai Health System will work with Columbia Care LLC, a provider of medical marijuana, on research projects that evaluate the potential of related, experimental treatments.
  • James Welsh, MD, Elected President of the American College of Radiation Oncology

    Loyola University Health System
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Loyola University Medical Center radiation oncologist James Welsh, MD, MS, was recently elected president of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO).
  • Medicare to Pay Docs for End-of-Life Planning

    Texas A&M University
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
  • Tool Helps Public Health Agencies Prioritize Health Risks

    University of Missouri Health
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    Public health agencies across the globe are challenged with preventing the spread of chronic diseases while dealing with limited funds and devastating budget cuts. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri has applied the Public Health Index (PHI) model, a tool he designed that has been adopted by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, to help the Brazilian government identify and prioritize health risks affecting its population. Researcher Eduardo Simoes says if more public health agencies adopted this tool to identify top health risks associated with chronic diseases…
  • "Veterans Access to Quality Healthcare Alliance" Launches New Website Promoting Improved Healthcare for U.S. Veterans

    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:05 am
    With the support of veterans and nursing organizations, the newly formed Veterans Access to Quality Healthcare Alliance has unveiled a new website and advocacy tools educating veterans and the public to contact Congress in support of common-sense solutions to the problems veterans face in securing access to healthcare in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Making Video in Email Work with Animoto

    Phil Hollows
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Back in March, we extended our support for embedded video in email marketing by adding Animoto to our roster of supported video apps. FeedBlitz continues to be the leading email marketing service with the widest range of video support — all without the hassle and expense of a specialty dedicated video email service. What is Animoto? If you’re not familiar with Animoto, one way to think about is as that it’s a little like video powerpoint. On steroids. And in an Iron Man suit. Animoto takes static content (and video too), splices it all together and makes a dynamic,…
  • Different Forms for Different Pages in WordPress

    Ashley Jackson
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:06 am
    Have you ever wanted different subscription forms for different pages or categories in your WordPress blog? Sidebars do not always have to contain the same content. From our perspective, changing a sidebar is useful if you have individual mailing lists for each category, and want to put the right subscription form in the right sidebar. I recently visited Wordcamp in North Canton, OH and discovered a powerful plugin that accomplishes this easily without extra PHP coding. Download the plugin “Widgets on Pages” and activate (although the plugin shows as not being updated in over 2…
  • Important New Feature: Ad Suppression Through Tagging

    Heather Solos
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    This morning I realized that a key feature was missing from FeedBlitz’s monetization option. Premium FeedBlitz publishers should be able to suppress advertisements from their feeds and mailings without logging into FeedBlitz and making changes to their account. Sometimes we  have to write about things that are too personal, too important, or too sad for ads of any kind to be appropriate. As of today if a post is tagged or categorized as “noads” there will be no ad in that RSS entry or added by that post mailed as a stand alone mailing. You can apply “noads” as a…
  • No Support Today, Monday May 25 2015

    Phil Hollows
    25 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    Even FeedBlitz’s amazing support team needs a day off now and then, and so I’ve told them not to come to work today. For everyone else, please note that the offices are closed for the Memorial Day holiday here in the U.S.  Stay safe, enjoy the time off if you can, and we’ll be re-opening all bright eyed and bushy tailed first thing tomorrow. Phil        Related StoriesNo Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.Resolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS Problems 
  • Hero Images, Thumbnails and Tumblr: RSS Subscriber Emails with Impact

    Phil Hollows
    13 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Want your subscriber email blog updates to be more than a rehash of your blog posts? Splendid! Because now they can be, as the FeedBlitz EZ Template editor just keeps getting better. Want to extract your blog’s main photo and use it as a “hero image” at the top of your mailing for extra impact? Now you can. Perhaps you need thumbnails for daily or weekly digests with many posts? Done and done. In addition to adding more dynamic content such as pins from Pinterest, pictures from Instagram and (New!) the latest from Tumblr, we are now giving you much more flexibility in how…
 
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    Health News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • Four dead, 65 sick in New York City Legionnaires' disease outbreak

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:49 pm
    By Katie Reilly NEW YORK (Reuters) - A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, a severe type of pneumonia, has now killed four people and sickened 65 in the Bronx section of New York City since July 10, New York City health officials said on Saturday. This wave of Legionnaires', which officials have called unusual, is now more than five times the number of cases recorded in the last outbreak, in which 12 people in the Bronx fell ill in December 2014. The disease is caused by Legionella, a bacteria found in certain plumbing systems, including hot tubs, humidifiers, cooling towers and hot…
  • Fetal tissue research declining, still important

    1 Aug 2015 | 11:31 am
    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A political battle over the use of fetal tissue in medical research has been reinvigorated by the release of undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood officials. Newer, less-controversial technologies, including the “reprogramming” of adult skin cells to create specific types of stem cells, have rendered fetal tissue less central - though still important - to medical research, they said. Dr. Robert Lanza, chief scientific officer of Advanced Cell Technology, said that much of tissue needed for research "can now be generated in the…
  • NYC Doctor, Who Survived Ebola, Says Experimental Vaccine Could Be 'A Way Forward'

    1 Aug 2015 | 6:44 am
    A New York City doctor, who made headlines after he was diagnosed with Ebola, said he hoped an experimental vaccine could be “a way forward” for a region decimated by the deadly virus. Craig Spencer, an emergency room physician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, made headlines last year when he contracted Ebola after treating patients for the disease in Guinea. After his treatment Spencer returned to Guinea to treat patients and he got to see firsthand how the vaccine trial affected patients and health care workers.
  • Kenya mulls granting refuge to chimps from Ebola-hit Liberia

    1 Aug 2015 | 2:34 am
    By Edith Honan NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan officials said on Friday they were considering conservationists' appeals to give two baby chimpanzees, rescued from possible traffickers in ebola-hit Liberia, sanctuary in a Kenyan reserve but public health fears were holding up transfer. Conservationists believe the animals had been victims of trafficking that sent baby chimps from West and Central Africa to Chinese zoos and private estates in the Middle East, where they can fetch as much as $25,000. Ebola has killed more than 11,200 people in West Africa since it broke out in December 2013.
  • Breakthrough in quest for Ebola vaccine

    1 Aug 2015 | 12:31 am
    An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, researchers said, possibly heralding "the beginning of the end" for the devastating West African outbreak that has killed thousands. The serum was 100 percent effective after a week in more than 7,600 people inoculated, according to results published in The Lancet medical journal and hailed as "extremely promising" by World Health Organization (WHO) chief Margaret Chan. The world was "on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine," the UN's health agency said in a statement.
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  • WHO news on Ebola

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
  • World on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against Ebola. The independent body of international experts - the Data and Safety Monitoring Board – that conducted the review, advised that the trial should continue. Preliminary results from analyses of these interim data are published today in the British journal The Lancet. "This is an extremely promising development," said Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization. "The credit goes to the Guinean Government, the people…
  • WHO press releases on Ebola

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:53 pm
  • Africa risks large meningitis outbreak

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    With Africa at risk of a large meningitis outbreak, an acute shortage of meningitis C-containing vaccine threatens to severely limit the world’s ability to minimize the number of people affected, 4 international public health organizations warned today. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the WHO (the 4 organizations, which together constitute the International Coordinating Group for Vaccine Provision for Epidemic Meningitis Control - ICG) are therefore calling today on…
  • WHO calls for urgent action to curb hepatitis

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    On World Hepatitis Day (28 July) WHO highlights the urgent need for countries to enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and to ensure that people who have been infected are diagnosed and offered treatment. This year, the Organization is focusing particularly on hepatitis B and C, which together cause approximately 80% of all liver cancer deaths and kill close to 1.4 million people every year. WHO is alerting people to the risks of contracting hepatitis from unsafe blood, unsafe injections, and sharing drug-injection equipment. Some 11 million people who inject drugs have…
 
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    Experience Life

  • The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook (Giveaway)

    Experience Life Staff
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Fill out the form below for a chance to win 1 of 3 copies of Erin Coopey’s The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook as featured in “Homemade Condiments“. This giveaway ends on August 31, 2015. Winners will be notified a few days later. [contact-form-7] To read more about the official rules for our giveaways, click here. To see our other giveaways, visit our giveaway page.
  • Spicy Brown Mustard

    Betsy Nelson
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Makes 1¼ cups Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus one to two days sitting ½ cup water 1 cup crushed brown mustard seeds or ¾ cup whole brown mustard seeds, finely ground ½ cup red-wine vinegar 1 tsp. coarse sea salt or kosher salt 1⁄8 tsp. ground cinnamon 1⁄8 tsp. ground cloves 1⁄8 tsp. ground nutmeg 1⁄8 tsp. ground allspice ¼ tsp. black pepper (optional) Mix all the ingredients in a nonreactive glass or ceramic mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for one to two days so that the mustard begins to mellow and the flavors meld. (If you find that the…
  • Changing Processed-Food Nation

    Heidi Wachter
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    While many European countries ban or limit their use, a variety of processed foods — from sodas, crackers, candy, cereal, and ice cream — sold in the U.S. contain chemical additives, artificial flavorings, and artificial food dyes. Many argue that artificial dyes are aesthetic enhancers that lend cosmetic effects but no flavor or nutritional benefit, while many real-food advocates claim they are a public-health menace linked to behavioral problems and other consequences. Recent efforts by advocacy groups and online petitions have led many companies to believe that consumers have a…
  • Counting Calories: Americans Are Eating Less, but Does It Mean We’re Healthier?

    Craig Cox
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:16 pm
    For the first time since the government began tracking dietary trends 40 years ago, Americans have reduced their caloric intake. The news validates several major public-health initiatives over the past several years and may signal a sea change in consumer buying habits. Still, a closer look at the data reveals a much more sobering reality. Three sets of government statistics — food production, consumer data from food bar codes, and reviews of food diaries — from 2004 to 2013 suggest that caloric intake by adults and children are in the midst of the “first sustained decline”…
  • TRI (HARDER): Thoughts From the Finish Line

    Kaelyn Riley
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    “Tri (Harder)” is a series of posts by Kaelyn Riley, editorial coordinator and executive assistant to the founding editor for Experience Life. This article is the last in a series that documented Kaelyn’s first-time experience training for the Life Time Triathlon. When I started training for the Life Time Triathlon in March, a few seasoned racers I know seemed quite certain that my first event wouldn’t be my last. I’d probably get bitten by the “tri bug,” they said, and before long I’d be entering multiple races each season, shelling out several hundred dollars for my own…
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  • Chris Christie Weight Jokes – It ain’t over till the Fad Laddy Quits

    CalorieLab
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) DonkeyHotey/Flickr based on a Bob Jagendorf/Flickr (CC) photo “Chris Christie warned against presidential candidates running too soon. Then earthquake experts warned Chris Christie against running at all. ‘Cities just aren’t equipped to deal with it.’ “ — Jimmy Fallon (7/17/14) “President Obama addressed the U.N. today. Coincidentally, on the same day Chris Christie addressed the International House of Pancakes.” — David Letterman (9/24/14) “A new poll about the 2016 election shows that just 27 percent of voters…
  • Dr J’s Crazy Solutions to the Obesity Crisis: Stop Him before It’s Too Late

    CalorieLab
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Courtesy Dr. J Obesity causes many health problems, so physicians in clinical practice often recommend weight loss to their patients, often a modest initial goal of a 5 percent loss. Unfortunately, however modest it may seem, patients have a hard time reaching and maintaining even that goal. Researchers recently looked into the intractability of weight loss by data mining the confidential medical records of a large subset of the U.K. population. (The data was provided to the researchers by the GCHQ, the NSA, People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398, Anonymous, and Wikileaks.) They found that…
  • Take One Walk before Meals: Should Doctors Prescribe Exercise like Medicine?

    CalorieLab
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) John Duperly/Flickr Exercise has gotten a bad rap lately due to reports that it is inefficient as a means of weight reduction. But regular visitors to CalorieLab are familiar with the other health benefits of regular exercise, including: Lowered risk of heart disease or stroke Protection against early onset dementia Healthier bones and lungs and muscles Reduced rate of death from any cause And even in the matter of weight, while exercise is impractical as a primary means of losing fat, it is invaluable as a means of maintaining a healthy weight that’s been achieved by…
  • DASH Anti-Hypertension Diet: The Half-Baked Version for the Lazy Dieter

    Karen Collins
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-ND 2.0) George Kelly/Flickr **I keep hearing about the DASH diet as a healthy way to eat for heart health, but following rigid food plans doesn’t work well for me. Can’t I just focus on eating high-potassium foods? The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet can be a great general guide for shaping your eating habits even without following its rigid rules. The DASH diet was developed to treat or prevent high blood pressure and so one goal of DASH is to boost potassium consumption, which is important for keeping blood pressure at a healthy level. But it also…
  • How Does She Eat So Much?: A Taxonomy of Food Shaming

    Dr. J
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) CamieliaTWU/Flckr A slender friend of mine was eating lunch with co-workers when one of them laughingly said, “How does she eat so much?” Yes, she was the target of food shaming. Food shaming is when someone judges, with implied guilt, another person’s food or eating behavior. Examples of food shaming “You’re lucky you can eat so much.” This is an example of passive-aggressive behavior. It may appear that they are praising your metabolism or fitness, but they really aren’t. It’s more about them, not you: They’re…
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    Starling Fitness

  • Start Loving It Back

    Laura Moncur
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    I don’t know where this image originally came from, but I saw it on Facebook and immediately loved it. It reads: Did you ever realize how much your body loves you? It’s always trying to keep you alive. It’s making sure you breathe while you sleep, stopping cuts from bleeding, fixing broken bones, finding ways to beat the illness that might get you. Your body literally love you so much… It’s time you start loving it back. It’s true. For an atheist like me, the miracle of a body that takes such good care of me is the closest thing I can imagine for a loving God.
  • The Only Bad Workout You Had

    Laura Moncur
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:04 am
    I love this motivational poster from Gymaholic. It reads: The only bad workout you had is the one you didn’t do. This is so true. Consistency is FAR more important than anything else. You don’t have to kill yourself in the gym. You just need to get your butt in there EVERY day. Weeks of easy workouts are better than one intense workout and weeks of avoiding the gym because that’s where the pain happens. SHOW UP. All you have to do is show up every day. If that means walking on the treadmill at 2 mph for twenty minutes, then that is MUCH better than not showing up. Doing…
  • Reach Higher

    Laura Moncur
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:22 pm
    I saw this motivational poster on Facebook the other day and it really spoke to me. It reads: If you are losing your balance in a yoga pose, reach higher. It will steady you. This is true, not just in your practice, but everywhere in your life! This advice has helped me when I’m trying to hold a pose in yoga. I feel my body elongate and the pose has more length to balance, making it easier. In life, I have constantly and vigorously reached higher. I don’t know if it has helped me or not. Sometimes it seems that when I relax and let things happen naturally, they work out better…
  • Apple Watch Goals

    Laura Moncur
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    This commercial for the Apple watch is quiet, calm and shows EXACTLY what it’s like to have an Apple watch for your fitness goals. It is always there, counting every movement and step, right down to bedtime when you do a few jumping jacks to close out your circle. More than that, it tells me of my text messages and phone calls, even when I’ve left my phone in the other room. The Apple watch has become so important to me that I have done strange things like accidentally left my phone at home because I don’t carry it around with me everywhere I go anymore. I also had a bizarre…
  • Food Is Not The Way

    Laura Moncur
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    I found this quote yesterday and it really seemed like a sad thing. It reads: Tao. Some of us look for the Way in opium and some in God, some of us in whiskey and some in love. It is all the same Way and it leads nowhither. W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil, 1925 It’s true that people look for Tao in many places where it is not. You will not find The Way in opium or other drugs. You will not find The Way in religion. You will not find The Way in alcohol. You will not find The Way with sex. And I certainly did not find The Way in food. Tao is an INNER JOURNEY. It is a mastery of our…
 
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    EcoSalon

  • Win Beautiful, Ethical Jewelry ($507 Value) and Support African Artisans

    Abbie Stutzer
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Need to infuse your jewelry box with some new baubles? We’ve got you covered. The upcoming August EcoSalon giveaway is full of beautiful pieces of jewelry that are made ethically. Want to get to know the brand that’s part of the giveaway? We’ve got you covered… Soko empowers nearly 1,000 artisans in Kenya, using design to promote conscious style. All of Soko’s artisans create modern, ethical jewelry that is handmade from sustainable materials. The company’s solid brass pendants and cuffs are made from metals that are salvaged, melted down, and recast into…
  • Cute Corgi Puppy is so Over Stairs [Video]

    Abbie Stutzer
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s been another rough news week, so we decided to post a video filled with cute to cap your week off right. This video contains images of a super cute corgi puppy named Peanut Butter who’s just trying to get down the stairs. The nine-week-old puppy doesn’t get too far before he decides enough is enough and just plops down to take a rest. Thanks to Jezebel for making us aware of the cuteness. Related on EcoSalon Bulldog and Bulls Smooch Through Fence [Video] No Puppy Should Ever Have to Share [Video] This Bulldog Puppy Trying to Walk Will Totally Melt You [Video] The post…
  • 5 Stylish Cover-Ups for Late Summer, Early Autumn Nights: Friday Finds

    Abbie Stutzer
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    August starts tomorrow and that got us thinking… Summer is coming to an end. We know you all probably want none of that talk, but them’s the brakes. To help you fashionably say goodbye to summer as the nights get colder (and hello to those cool, early fall mornings), we’ve rounded up 5 stylish cover-ups. 1. Old Navy Poncho We’re starting off with an inexpensive cover-up because we know that you’re probably going to attend more than a few bonfires, or sit alongside a handful of fire pits in the coming months. You should go, but also should pack a cover-up that can…
  • 7 Natural and Organic Skincare Brands You Need In Your Life Now

    Aylin Erman
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Even with so many natural and organic skincare brands existing, it’s tempting to try them all until you finally find the brand that creates the formula you never knew you needed. A few all-natural, safe-ingredient-packed brands dominate the buzz these days, but that doesn’t mean other skincare companies aren’t out there doing just as good, if not better, in crafting the best toxic-free products. The following 7 natural and organic skincare brands are way worth the try and may just be the savior you’ve been looking for when it comes to healthy and radiant skin. These 7 brands pay…
  • Alice Glass’s Moving New Single Helps Abuse Victims

    Abbie Stutzer
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    I’ve always been a Crystal Castles fan, so I was thrilled to hear that Alice Glass had released a new single. (About a year ago, Glass announced she left Castles.) Then, I heard about the subject matter and intent of Glass’s single and I was, honestly, beyond the moon. When Glass released her single, “Stillbirth,” she also released a statement. Her heartfelt letter to listeners revealed that at a young age, Glass had suffered in an abusive relationship. Her new song was about that experience. In her letter, Glass explained to fans that she knows what it feels like to…
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    Evidence in Motion

  • Why the ICD-10 Grace Period is Not Your Practice’s Life Boat

    Heidi Jannenga
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    If you ask me, the easiest way to get into a cold pool is to jump in, because the alternative—a.k.a. the slow, tortuous, inch-by-inch submersion method—is unnecessarily painful. And I’ve always looked at ICD-10 the same way. After all, if the US had taken the plunge way back when we first committed to switching, we’d … Continued The post Why the ICD-10 Grace Period is Not Your Practice’s Life Boat appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • A Model Collaboration-Foundation For #Physicaltherapy and CoHSTAR

    Larry Benz
    12 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    In a recent post about APS, I put forward a case of where collaboration is necessary but missing-and I remain steadfast in that assertion.  However, there was no attempt to suggest that APTA, our national organization, doesn’t have the ability to work with various stakeholders. In fact, one only has to look at the Foundation … Continued The post A Model Collaboration-Foundation For #Physicaltherapy and CoHSTAR appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • APS and the Alliance for #Physicaltherapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI)

    Larry Benz
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
      This prior post provides background and context.   The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) was to a large extent formed or galvanized by APTA’s effort to categorically push through an Alternative Payment System that is truly alternative to the extent that it proposes codes that alienate from anything aligned with the … Continued The post APS and the Alliance for #Physicaltherapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • The Integration of Physical Therapy and Fitness, Part 2 – The Savvy Patient

    Gabriel Griego
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:13 am
    Gone are the days when every patient would simply take a doctor’s orders and follow them without doing their own research or getting some independent advice. WebMD, search engines, internet forums, alternative medicine solutions – the medical consumer is increasingly presented with multiple choices and an infinite library of recommendations (some legitimate, others not-so-much) on … Continued The post The Integration of Physical Therapy and Fitness, Part 2 – The Savvy Patient appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • APS Creating Dissidents in #physicaltherapy-and it’s Working

    Larry Benz
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:12 am
    It has been an interesting start to summer for our #physicaltherapy profession.  Appropriately released on the longest day of the year, we have learned that a significant number of corporate PT companies representing about 4,000 clinics who are in the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) have immediately rescinded any policies that support … Continued The post APS Creating Dissidents in #physicaltherapy-and it’s Working appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Mark Zuckerberg, Thank You and Congratulations

    Mel
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:18 pm
    We were at the pool and Josh leaned over and said, “Mark Zuckerberg’s wife is pregnant.” I hummed to let him know I heard, and then he continued. “She’s pregnant after many miscarriages, and he talked about it in the post.” At the time of writing this, 893,860 had liked the post. There were 23,967 […]
  • 556th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:29 am
    Daily Dot killed their comment section. I’ve read their post about it twice, and I still don’t really have a clear picture of why. It seems to be some sort of amalgamation of troll-like comments meets people don’t want to leave comments meets why leave multiple places for people to discuss when they’re talking about […]
  • My Body Talks a Lot and Says Little

    Mel
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:14 am
    My body talks all the time in little signs and twinges but says little of worth.  I bend down and feel a strange cramping in my leg as my body speaks up and makes itself heard.  So I ask it dozens of questions: “Is this what a blood clot feels like?  Should I worry about […]
  • Why You Should Always Backup Your Phone

    Mel
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
    My phone gave me no problems. In fact, on the day that this story happens, I had listened to podcasts in the car and sent a few emails and played WordBubbles.  Nothing was amiss. Until it was amiss. We were driving home from camp when the Wolvog informed me that he couldn’t wait the additional […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 48: Solo Vacation

    Mel
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:27 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* CNN had a great article about alone time a few months ago; its importance and the reason why we’re reluctant to take it: “The not-so-fun part comes in when you’re thinking about how others are […]
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • You shouldnt bowl fruit.

    Carla
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    I know it’s not a popular sentiment, but I’m ready for summer to be over. It isn’t even so much the child-at-home thing either. MomCamp rocked & even our a/c dying during the first triple digits of the year was an adventure thanks to her attitude. Ive made poor decisions (when did I think camp which necessitated I send a daily *kosher* lunch was a good idea?), coupled with the fact kids really can’t just frolic free outside all day in Texas (ahh triple digits) and summer has felt a little long. To both of us. This guy wants summer never to end. The other night, as…
  • Lolloping along.

    Carla
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    When I first started blogging I spent lots of time responding privately to comments. Instead of replying in the post’s comments I’d email people and share in a more intimate fashion. Doing otherwise felt awkwardly presumptive (who on earth makes it a priority to return my blog comments to see if I’ve answered a question/chimed in?) and, even back when I wrote mainly more about fitness, the questions and shares rarely demanded prescriptive answers. Commenters weren’t asking about sets & reps but revealing personal tidbits which, to my mind, necessitated non-public…
  • Disrespecting the day.

    Carla
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    I wake up happy. My coffee is ready and waiting.  I’m guaranteed a slice of silence before the Child & her canine companion awake. There is, for me, tremendous promise in the dawn of a new day. I have no idea what’s to come and it could be fantastical, fabulous and greatly unexpected. In that sense I’m a true optimist.  I greet each gift of 24 hours with an overwhelming sense of this could be the day!!! even when I’ve no specific “this” I’m hoping for. What do we want? (not sure!!) When do we want it? (now!!) Lest you think I’m entirely…
  • My daily intermissions (guest post)

    Carla
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    When I opened my email bright and early one morning last week, to find that the infamous Carla asked me to write a guest post on my “daily intermissions”, I smiled REALLY REALLY big! I was so honored and excited that she wanted me to share my thoughts on the idea of intermissions. My “daily intermissions” have become very important to me and are something that I look forward to on a nightly basis. Let me explain… As a entrepreneur, personal trainer, social media influencer, I am always GIVING! I love giving, inspiring, and promoting others on a daily basis,…
  • Currently, Lately.

    Carla
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    Once upon a long time ago I wrote a series of If we had coffee… posts. Led to the idea by Journey of a Dreamer (it seems she’s lost credit for the concept?), it felt a fun way to share stories about my life. For a little while. I mused about dogs in carts and being an Orange Rhino and a child who was feeling not-ten-but-not-four. And then it seemed over. For me. (I’m a misfit that way and it’s NOT a good thing.) I’d forgotten about Coffee Talk until I spied Christine’s recent Currently post. Not only did I devour the beautifully crafted peek behind the…
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • What If Everyone Talked About Hobbies Like Runners Talk About Running?

    Scott Dunlap
    17 Jul 2015 | 2:02 pm
    There's an ultra/trail version of this video dying to be made, for sure!
  • I Can't Live Without The Back Burner

    Scott Dunlap
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:28 pm
    The look on my face said everything - something about this new cooktop was wrong. Maybe not wrong, but, I don't know, weird. A kitchen appliance that was fundamentally flawed at some cosmic level one can just sense.  Sure, the Thermador 36-inch Masterpiece Series Freedom Induction Cooktop was a technical marvel, easily demo'ing the ability to put a pan anywhere on the surface and have it heat up for just that pan. That was cool. It was safer, more efficient, and a considerable step up from the 70's era coil burner workhorse that had warmed my oatmeal for years. But something about this…
  • RIP, Trail Runner Ray Morris 1925-2015

    Scott Dunlap
    12 Jun 2015 | 10:39 am
    It was a strange message, and I did at least one double-take when it popped up on my phone. Then I did another. Is this real? [Mom]: ...your great uncle, Ray, whom you haven't seen in 35 years, is dying of pancreatic cancer. He's a runner too, and has been following your running career with great interest. It would be great if you could touch base. He only lives about ten miles from your house.What? There's a 90-year-old trail runner, a blood relative no less, that lives just a stones throw away?!? How could I have not known this?Wow. Just...wow.But with some reflection, I recalled…
 
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) - NHSChoices video

    21 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    NHSChoices: Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects parts of the spine. In this video, an expert describes the long-term effects of the condition, its most common symptoms and the different treatments available.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cYuwDkykoA Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • What happens when someone gets heat stroke? TED-Ed video

    14 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Have you ever suffered from exertional heat stroke? This condition is caused by intense activity in the heat and is one of the top three killers of athletes and soldiers in training. Douglas J. Casa explains heat stroke's tremendous effects on the human body and details an action plan in case it ever happens to someone you know.Lesson by Douglas J. Casa, animation by Cinematic. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Bedbugs - National Geographic video

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    An army of these can attack a person 500 times in one night:How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs - The Home Depot video: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2-4 weeks:Impact of Social Media on Dissemination of Research: close correlation between when I tweet the paper and downloads. Prior to me blogging and tweeting about the paper, it was downloaded twice. After, it immediately got 140 downloads http://buff.ly/1yf4ylWIs It Okay to Choose a Children's Hospital Based on Social Media Presence? http://buff.ly/10mSLae - Apparently, yes, it works.Self-organization on social media: endo-exo bursts and baseline fluctuations. http://buff.ly/10mTMzc…
  • Neurological center at Cleveland Clinic Florida: Egil and Pauline Braathen Center

    28 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    A look inside the Egil and Pauline Braathen Center -- the brand new 144,000 square foot Braathen Center houses world-class neurological services and comprehensive cancer program (video):"Born in London, Mrs. Braathen was a fashion model and buyer and subsequently developed her own fashion business. She married Egil Braathen, a Norwegian businessman, who became one of the country’s wealthiest men, owning and developing property throughout Norway and in other parts of the world, including the United States. He died in 2009, after suffering the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease for…
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    HealthNewsReview.org

  • NPR’s On the Media with a skeptic’s guide to health news/diet fads

    Gary Schwitzer
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    Science journalist John Bohannon, Timothy Caulfield of the University of Alberta, and I are interviewed on NPR’s On the Media this weekend. On the Media, produced by WNYC in New York,  has begun publishing printable consumer handbooks to accompany their on-air programs, and they based one handout this week on our HealthNewsReview.org review criteria. The post NPR’s On the Media with a skeptic’s guide to health news/diet fads appeared first on HealthNewsReview.org.
  • Tips for understanding studies

    Gary Schwitzer
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    Periodic reminder about a collection of brief primers we offer in our Toolkit, covering the following topics: 7 Words (and more) You Shouldn’’t Use in Medical News Absolute vs. Relative Risk Animal & Lab Studies Commercialism Be careful with composite endpoints/outcomes Resources for Reporting on Costs of Medical Interventions Phases of Drug Trials Medical Devices FDA Approval Not Guaranteed Intention-to-treat analysis NNT: Number Needed to Treat Non-Inferiority Trials Observational Studies – Does The Language Fit The Evidence? – Association Versus Causation Odds ratios…
  • The problem with health stories based on animal research

    Kathlyn Stone
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    “Too Much Salt May Delay the Onset of Puberty, Study Suggests.” Health conscious parents who strive to stay on top of current medical news may have paused at that headline, they might even have clicked it. The title, lede and second paragraph of this story published on TIME.com all state that too salty of a diet is bad for human adolescents. “Think twice before allowing kids unlimited access to salty condiments” the article boldly warns, literally in bold type. “Consuming too much sodium may stunt the commencement of puberty in humans, leading to reduced fertility and higher…
  • Fred Hutch president predicts cancer cure in 10 years; critics have heard it all before

    Kathlyn Stone
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:37 am
    Dr. Gary Gilliland in a recent CNBC interview. Every few years someone steps in it by claiming we are close to a cancer cure – as if all cancers are alike and we’ll soon have all the knowledge we need to cure the myriad forms of cancer. The latest public figure to make that claim is Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center president Dr. Gary Gilliland. He recently told attendees at a life science industry conference in Seattle, Washington, that cancer is “running scared” and predicted a cure would come in the next decade. “It is actually plausible that in 10 years we will have…
  • Taking stock of new Alzheimer’s drug coverage: A “landmark breakthrough” that offers no “clinically apparent benefit”

    Kevin Lomangino
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    The big story dominating this week’s health news has been the presentation of new results on studies of Alzheimer’s drugs at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington. Eli Lilly was there to show off data on solanezumab, a drug that previously failed to demonstrate benefits in two big studies but is now being retested in a different patient group. Biogen reported findings from a small study about a new dosage of its drug aducanumab. It’s basically an addendum to results that were already reported in March. By all informed accounts, these are interim…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Worth Every Moment: Charity’s Struggle with Postpartum Depression

    Jen Gaskell
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    I am so honored to welcome Warrior Mom Charity today to share her story.  Charity struggled  with postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety with a psychotic episode. I have three little girls, ages 8, 7 and 4.  Bringing each home was a joy.  An amazing joy.   Bringing home the youngest, Patrice, was the easiest transition in mothering.  […] The post Worth Every Moment: Charity’s Struggle with Postpartum Depression appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsBy: What I Am Proud Of | Our Giggles and Grimaces…
  • Warrior Mom Conference Dinner Recap

    Lindsay Maloan
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    On the first night of the Warrior Mom Conference, the attendees were treated to a beautiful candlelit dinner at the St. Botolph Club in Boston. After a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres and wine, the women drew seat assignments at random, allowing them to enjoy the company of those that they may not have […] The post Warrior Mom Conference Dinner Recap appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsHi Kimberly, we aren't sure where it will be next, but follow ... by Becky SchroederI so wish I could have attended this! You…
  • I’m Not Sorry {Guest Post by Climb Out Leader Jessica LaBonte}

    Lindsay Maloan
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    As I was sitting in a hospital room with my very pregnant, sick and dehydrated sister-in-law, I realized I had a bunch of awesome Postpartum Progress Hug Cards in my purse. So, while the nurse was changing out her fluids, I announced I was “going to work.” When I walked back into the room, the […] The post I’m Not Sorry {Guest Post by Climb Out Leader Jessica LaBonte} appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThanks for sharing! I would love some Postpartum Progress Hug ... by Stephanie 
  • Finding Your Circle

    Lindsay Maloan
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    During the Warrior Mom Conference last week in Boston, we did an exercise where the brilliant Kate Kripke, LCSW, asked us to draw a target. In the bullseye, we were to write the people that we could call that would be there in an instant, whether by phone, physical presence, or text. In the next […] The post Finding Your Circle appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • You Are Never Alone

    Jennifer Marshall
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    When I first became depressed and anxious after my oldest daughter was born four years ago, I kept it bottled up inside – but its devastating effects on me were all too visible anyway. I wasn’t eating, couldn’t sleep, was mute and crying at the smallest instigation – and I thought I was all alone. […] The post You Are Never Alone appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
 
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    Medgadget

  • Tiny Liquefier Prepares Sputum Samples for Microfluidic Analysis

    Editors
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Small lab-on-a-chip devices may turn out to be excellent candidates for analyzing patient sputum because they require small sample sizes and can perform a number of steps automatically without exposing the operator to the potentially infectious samples. The problem is that sputum is hard to work with and has to be liquefied before tests can be performed on the cells within, particularly when using small microfluidic devices that are easily clogged. Researchers at Penn State have now created a tiny acoustofluidic micromixer that liquefies sputum samples evenly at 30 microliters per minute.
  • New Codman Neuro Aneurysm Coils Help Target Treatment to Patient Needs

    Editors
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:13 pm
    At the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery 12th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Codman Neuro, a part of DePuy Synthes, itself part of J&J, has released a line of coils for treating aneurysms in the brain. The new coils feature a new detachment system for more consistent results and radiopaque markers on the delivery wire help visualize placement and delivery of the device. The coils, which come in three sizes to match the aneurysm being treated, have tiny curves along the length of the wire to motivate it to flex and bunch up into a dense and complicated shape. Source: DePuy…
  • XylemDx Concept for Inkjet Printing Diagnostic Tests

    Editors
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:31 am
    Cambridge Consultants, a company that has helped out many medical device manufacturers develop new healthcare products, is unveiling a new concept for printing diagnostic test strips. The goal is to allow clinicians and pharmacists to use inkjet printers to easily produce tests specific to the needs of individual patients. The XylemDx concept involves using a printer to embed various testing modules onto a piece of paper, including ones containing biological reagents within microfluidic components, and folding the result into test strips that can be handed to a patient to take home. The…
  • Non-Invasive Neurostimulators Help Paralyzed Men Learn How to Walk Again (VIDEO)

    Editors
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:56 am
    The clinical potential for electrically triggering legs to move in paralyzed patients was thought to require implantable stimulators, but results from an exciting new study from UCLA have demonstrated otherwise. Five completely paralyzed men were able to perform walking movements with their legs, albeit lying down, thanks to externally worn transcutaneous stimulators. The devices were placed close to the spinal cord near the lower back of the patients who underwent weekly sessions for about four months to see how they respond to the therapy. Initially in the study, the men moved their legs…
  • New Optical Technology Adds Zoom, Auto Focus to Endoscopes

    Editors
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    Modern clinical endoscopes are still limited in their ability to visualize difficult to reach areas. Some endoscopes have zooming and auto-focus features, but the extra necessary components are making them bulkier. Now researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a new approach for making adjustable lenses that will allow endoscopic devices  to keep their slim profile. The new approach relies on two round polymer pieces that when aligned fit like a Yin-Yang, essentially working like one block that just lets light through. When the two pieces are moved laterally, the…
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    KevinMD.com

  • A mother with terminal brain cancer. Her daughter brings her home.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jessica-vogelsang" rel="tag">Jessica Vogelsang, DVM</a>
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I found out my mother was dying via text message: YOUR MOM HAS A BRAIN TUMOR IN HOSPITAL — DAD When the neurosurgery PA wheeled the computer into the exam room to show us the MRI the next morning, I found myself silently uttering an unanswered prayer that the mass would be small, resectable, peripheral. It wasn’t. “Oh my God,” Mom whispered. “I’m going to die.” And while everyone gathered around her to pat her hand and tell her things were going to be OK, I just stood there with my fist in my mouth because I knew they were not. So did she. Continue reading ... Your patients…
  • When practicing medicine, hold on to what makes you whole

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/sarah-mongiello" rel="tag">Sarah Mongiello Bernstein, MD</a>
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Blackness covers the paper in its entirety. Hunched over, charcoal stained fingertips splayed out in front of me, I exhale and my saturated breath evokes miniature tornadoes. The fragrance of warm charcoal engulfs my olfactory bulb and my temporal lobe explodes with images of the past. I am transported back to scraped shins guarded by starched, white ruffled socks. My fingertips awaken with the memory of smeared purple chalk on warm summer cement and the velvety caress of red and yellow tulips. I am home again, where the earthy scent of newly piled mulch mingles with the syrupy sweetness of…
  • Date a medical student? This is the video you have to see first.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/admin" rel="tag">Admin</a>
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Cute.  From Buzzfeed. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Being married to a doctor is like being a single parent

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mandy-silveira" rel="tag">Mandy Silveira</a>
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’m not actually on TV, but there are days I feel like I’ve accidentally stumbled onto the set of a sitcom. When neighbors have never seen your husband in the light of day and friends joke that he is make-believe, then you might be married to a … well, you know the joke. Being married to a busy physician can leave you playing the role of single parent. In all reality, I actually was a single mom at one time, to three rambunctious boys. Raising them alone, I believed it couldn’t get any harder than that. And then I married a doctor. Then, I added a vivacious baby girl to the mix and…
  • Imposter syndrome makes medical training more difficult than it should be

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/joel-wecker" rel="tag">Joel Wecker, MD</a>
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    In a field filled with history, data, and very smart people, it can be difficult to do anything with confidence. And yet, this is one of the most desirable traits a doctor can have, that and a light hand when it comes to handing out narcotics. However, I have never been a fan of over-confidence. I feel that if you are going to say something with confidence, it has to be right because to be wrong dissipates trust, which is essential to any patient-doctor relationship. One way to help prevent false over-confidence is to pass my bill on universal shock collars (the writing of which is not yet…
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    THCB

  • ACA Database: Are There Any Plans in the Works to Force Doctors to Accept Obamacare?

    John Irvine
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    By THCBist After several attempts at trying to find doctors who accept my lame-o ACA health plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield advantage HMO), I finally reached my limit today when a rather important appointment got cancelled unless I wanted to pay cash, because “we don’t accept your policy”.  When I googled “none of my doctors accept my Obamacare health insurance”, your article came up. Do you or does anyone else know if there is some kind of plan of action for doctors to be forced to accept these ACA plans?  This year alone, I have yet to visit ONE of my previous…
  • ACA Database: The High Price of Specialty Drugs Is (Literally) Killing Me

    John Irvine
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:57 am
    By THCBist Joyce J wrote in with this to say after reading Steve Findlay’s post on Medicare’s 50th Anniversary last week. “Just yesterday, I was on my last and final rant relative to the price of not only specialty drugs, but also Tier 3 drugs! So much of a rant that I considered writing my Congressman Tim Murphy. After much thought, I decided to suck it up, pay the price and let my congressman work on bigger issues.(before reading your article today!) I realize that I am not he only pathetic one that this drug price debacle affects, but for some reason, as a hard worker my…
  • The Future of Aging and Technology

    suchandan roy
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    By SUSANNAH FOX You might be wondering why a Chief Technology Officer would be talking about aging. Isn’t tech a young person’s game? First of all, I love Alan Kay’s definition: Technology is anything invented after you were born. Second, my grandmother, who used a CB radio in the 1970s and bought one of the first Apple computers in the 1980s, inspires a different point of view. When I showed her the internet in 1995, she said, “I was born too soon.” Then she proved herself wrong by living another 11 years, a daily internet user. I learned to never assume that someone’s age…
  • Rise of the Machines

    suchandan roy
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    By SHIRIE LENG, MD “We are convinced the machine can do better than human anesthesiologists.” This statement was made by a doctor. Not only a doctor but an anesthesiologist. Not just an anesthesiologist but a pediatric anesthesiologist. Not just any old pediatric anesthesiologist but one in charge of pediatric anesthesia research at the University of British Columbia medical school in Vancouver. One can only assume that this guy has a pretty low estimation of what his colleagues can do. Must make for great break room conversation. The doctor making this statement, one JM Ansermino, is…
  • Xerox is extending to consumers & communities

    Matthew Holt
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:36 pm
    By MATTHEW HOLT I’m steadily getting all those interviews I did 3+ months ago at HIMSS up onto THCB. (For those of you not paying attention we had a bunch of tech issues at THCB needing a big change and had to forswear videos for a while. But we’re baaack…) This interview is with Xerox’s Tamara StClaire (Chief Innovation Officer, Commercial Healthcare) and Gail Croall, Chief Medical Officer, Healthspot. Xerox has a big business in inpatient analytics–I interviewed Justin Lanning who runs their Midas+ Division back in 2012, and does lots of government based…
 
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    Bad Science

  • Fixing flaws in science must be professionalised. By me in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

    Ben Goldacre
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    Me and a dozen other academics all just wrote basically the same thing about Open Science in the Journal Of Clinical Epidemiology. After the technical bits, me and Tracey get our tank out. That’s for a reason: publishing academic papers about structural problems in science is a necessary condition for change, but it’s not sufficient. We don’t need any […]
  • New BMJ editorial: “How Medicine is Broken, and How We Can Fix It”

    Ben Goldacre
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    There are some big problems in medicine, and the public are right to be concerned about our shortcomings. Last week we found out that the Chief Medical Officer has written to the Academy of Medical Sciences, asking for an authoritative review into problems in the evidence we use to choose treatments, focusing especially on concerns […]
  • Two interviews on withheld trials, NPR and ABC

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

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

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

  • A portrait of quackademia triumphant: Georgetown University

    Orac
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    I frequently discuss a disturbing phenomenon known as “quackademic medicine.” Basically, quackademic medicine is a phenomenon that has taken hold over the last two decades in medical academia in which once ostensibly science-based medical schools and academic medical centers embrace quackery. This embrace was once called “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) but among quackademics the…
  • The return of the revenge of the “CDC whistleblower”

    Orac
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    A couple of weeks ago, I first took note of a new conspiracy theory that’s been brewing in the antivaccine crankosphere, namely the claim that big pharma has been systematically murdering alternative medical doctors, starting with autism quack Jeff Bradstreet, who committed suicide the day after the FDA raided his office. Of course, it didn’t…
  • To troll or not to troll: The White House responds to a We The People petition from antivaccine activists

    Orac
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Antivaccine activists amuse me. Obviously, I think they are a major risk to public health. Their relentless demonization of vaccines as causing autism, autoimmune diseases, “shaken baby syndrome,” and even sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) serves no purpose other than to frighten parents and discourage them from vaccinating. As despicable as some of their antics…
  • Another unnecessary death in the making, thanks to cancer quackery

    Orac
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    I hate stories like this, but what I hate even more is the way stories like this are all too commonly reported. Readers have been sending me links to stories about a woman named Alex Wynn that have been published over the last few days, in particular this story about her in the Daily Mail…
  • When the antiabortion movement meets the antivaccine movement…

    Orac
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Many are the lies and epic is the misinformation spread by the antivaccine movement. For instance, they claim that vaccines cause autism, autoimmune diseases, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), cancer, and a wide variety of other conditions and diseases when there is no credible evidence that they do and lots of evidence that they don’t.…
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    World of Psychology

  • Understanding Orthorexia

    Marianne Riley
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:55 pm
    “Ah, I can’t do lunch, but would you want to grab coffee later on?” This is something I would say often to my friends. My circle was growing smaller. I rarely saw friends or even family. My apartment was my temple. The holder of all things healthy. I prepared all of my meals after returning from my trip to Whole Foods. It was Sunday, my meal prep day, where I would hover over a stove baking bland free-range chicken, grass-fed steaks, organic broccoli and sweet potatoes. After cooking and carefully putting my food into plastic containers, I ate. I ate in solitude. Mealtime…
  • 8 Creative Techniques to Cope with Painful Emotions

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:45 am
    Many of us have a hard time coping with negative emotions. This makes sense. “Painful feelings like anxiety, sadness, anger and shame tap into the parts of our brain that are connected to survival,” according to Joy Malek, M.S., a licensed marriage and family therapist. For instance, the anger we feel when we’re hurt is the same as the flight, fight or freeze response we experience when our survival is seriously threatened, she said. We also tend to learn very early that getting mad or crying is not OK, said Meredith Janson, MA, LPC, a therapist in private practice in Washington, D.C.
  • Psychology Around the Net: August 1, 2015

    Alicia Sparks
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    Happy August, Psych Central readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net brings you the latest in information about tracking your own happiness, using mindfulness to beat addiction, the importance of good ol’ fashioned handwriting, and more. Enjoy! Measuring Your Happiness Using the Most Important Concept in Positive Psychology: Learn about the three parts of subjective well-being and how you can track your own happiness. 5 Studies: The Psychology of the Ultra-Rich, According to the Research: “Bernie Sanders says that billionaires have ‘psychiatric issues.’…
  • Sharing and Shaming: What Has Social Media Done for You Lately?

    Sarah Newman, MA
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:55 pm
    We all use social media, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any number of blogging sites. But rarely do we think about how social media leaves us exposed in a way that could hurt us irreparably. In Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed he studied several people who in recent years have been widely criticized via social media — some of them for sharing things online they now regret. For instance, Justine Sacco lost her job after she tweeted, “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” Or Lindsey Stone, who also lost her job after…
  • Are You a Bullied Parent?

    Sean Grover, LCSW
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Have you ever seen a child bully or boss around his parents? A child who talks down to them, disrespects or even mocks them? Embarrassing, isn’t it? A generation or two ago, it would have been unthinkable for children to bully their parents. Today, nearly everyone knows a parent who is bullied by his or her child. Pay a visit to your local playground or stroll through a shopping mall. You’re bound to see the bullied parent dynamic in action. On the surface it looks like an angry child harassing a parent who’s just too tired to say no. Underneath, there is much more going on.
 
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • The HPV Vaccine Prevents Cancer. So Why Aren't Most Teens Getting It?

    Gabrielle Canon
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    According to latest National Immunization Survey, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday, around 60 percent of teenage girls and 78 percent of teenage boys haven't received all three of the recommended doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which helps prevent reproductive cancers and genital warts caused by the virus. Administered through three shots over a six month period, the vaccine protects against the most common types of the highly contagious virus, which is spread through sexual contact. Health officials recommend that adolescents receive the…
  • Watch Activists Dangle Off a Portland Bridge to Block Shell's Arctic-Bound Ship

    Luke Whelan
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:59 am
    Update 7/31/15: Thursday evening, Shell's MSV Fennica made another attempt to pass through protestors on Portland's Willamette River. This time, the icebreaker was successful; the Fennica is now on its way back up to the Arctic. The video below shows the dramatic confrontation between the ship and the environmental activists: Environmental activists have taken to kayak, chain, and even rocking chair to slow down Royal Dutch Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic this summer. For the past two days, they took their protest to a new extreme. Early Wednesday morning, around a dozen…
  • This Map Shows What San Francisco Will Look Like After Sea Levels Rise

    Luke Whelan
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Developers in the booming San Francisco Bay Area are busy planning everything from much-needed new housing to sports stadiums and gleaming tech campuses. But according to a new report just published by the San Francisco Public Press, many of these construction projects sit on land susceptible to rising waters due to climate change. And regulators and local governments are not doing much to prepare.  The Public Press found 27 major commercial and residential developments that will be vulnerable to flooding if San Francisco Bay sea levels rise as much as climate researchers like the…
  • These National Parks Got an "F" in Air Pollution

    Julia Lurie
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    It's late summer, and Americans are flocking to the country's national parks for some recreation and fresh air. But a study released this week by the National Parks Conservation Association found that air in some of the country's most popular parks is not so fresh—and it's potentially hazardous. The report rated the country's 48 parks in three categories: levels of ozone (a pollutant that can irritate or damage lungs), haziness, and the impacts of climate change on the park. Here are the 12 worst contenders (full list available here): National Parks Conservation Association Ozone is a…
  • Soon You Might Actually Be Able to Tell How Much Added Sugar Is in Your Food

    Maddie Oatman
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:09 am
    When the popular news quiz show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! hosted the country's Surgeon General, Vicek Murthy, last weekend, he was confronted with the question: What's your one weakness? "Sweets," he answered, "I like bread pudding and cheesecake, in particular." Many of us can identify with the hankering for the occasional piece of cheesecake after dinner. But lots of the added sugar you inhale probably doesn't come in the form of dessert. Rather, Americans get much of their sweetening in the form of beverages—especially soda—and packaged foods that at first glance seem snacky…
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • For Pharma Marketers, Celebrities + "Social Media" = Gold Mine!

    PharmaGuy
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Today, I learned from a @Novartis tweet that yet another celebrity is  teaming up with a pharmaceutical company to leverage "social media" for marketing purposes. The celebrity is singer and LGBT rights activist Cyndi Lauper, who admits she she has "moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis (PsO)."Lauper is featured on the "THAT's PsO ME" website hosted by Novartis in conjunction with the National Psoriasis Foundation.Novartis recently won approval from FDA to market Cosentyx  (secukinumab) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adult…
  • Patient Centricity Does Not Apply When the Patient is Dead

    PharmaGuy
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Pharma Delays Reporting Serious Drug AEs (i.e., Death) to FDA
  • OMG. Kim Kardashian Shills for Pharma! No Worry - No Side Effects!

    PharmaGuy
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:53 am
    Click on image to see enlarged view.Find her Instagram post here.I think other members of the KimKlan are also paid to send out sponsored tweets.
  • GSK's Whooping Cough Vaccination Campaign Needlessly Vilifies Grannies!

    PharmaGuy
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    GSK's Big Bad Cough multimedia campaign focuses on a grandma putting her baby grandchild in range of catching whooping cough from her: "Understand the Danger Your New Grandchild Faces." The print ad shown here appeared in a recent Parade magazine insert in my Sunday paper. You can also view the TV Ad here)if it still available online.According to GSK's PR/marketing earned media machine: "Adults have historically low vaccination rates. For Tdap, the combined diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine for grown-ups, only 17% of adults over age 19 are up-to-date, according…
  • For First Time in Seven Years, Pharma Support of CME Increases. A Closer Look at the Data.

    PharmaGuy
    10 Jul 2015 | 4:52 am
    According to data compiled by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the pharmaceutical industry has increased its financial support of CME in 2014 compared to 2013. This is the first time in seven years that Pharma's support has increased.In the chart below, I plotted the Growth vs. Decline of Pharma CME Support from 1999 through 2014. I include monies paid for advertising and exhibits at CME events and assume 100% of this activity comes from manufacturers (drugs and devices). Based on this, the drug and device industry support for CME has increased by about…
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • Silent sovereigns of the forest

    Paul Levy
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:11 am
    In Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck portrays the physical and emotional grandeur of the great West Coast trees:The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always.  No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. It's not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary under your eyes, no, they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time. They have the mystery of ferns that disappeared a million…
  • Ain't the way to die

    Paul Levy
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Here's a different take on end-of-life issues from ZDoggMD.  Worth watching and perhaps using in your place to get the conversation started.(Thanks to Dr. Susan Shaw in Saskatoon for the reference.)
  • An individual and organizational moral obligation

    Paul Levy
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:25 pm
    My buddy Jeff Thompson is stepping down as CEO of Gundersen Health System in a few months.  I have commented several times here on Jeff's leadership abilities, which are again demonstrated in a note he sent to his staff this week.  In simple, direct terms he reinforces the narrative that is at the heart of his hospital's purpose.  It could be the same purpose of any hospital in the world, but it is not often set forth so well.  An element of leadership is that the narrative is expressed in so eloquent and elegant a fashion--one that permits all recipients to feel ownership…
  • When CEO bonuses are tied to US News rankings

    Paul Levy
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Here's a quiz.  Can you guess who posted the following messages on Twitter?Any idea how many hospital execs' bonuses are tied to their institution's U.S. News rankings?When execs confide this arrangement, they expect me to be impressed or flattered. Are you kidding? I'm deeply disturbed.  In my view it's a symptom the board has abdicated its responsibility to measure, monitor & incentivize quality improvement.You might be surprised to learn that it was Ben Harder, @benharder, chief of health analysis at US News and World Report, the magazine that publishes "data, rankings…
  • Student observations from Telluride West

    Paul Levy
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    Here are some excerpts from just a few blog posts written by medical and nursing students after the first day the Napa version of the Telluride Patient Safety Camp (seen here having lunch!)  I encourage you to read others:-- They would act as though nothing is wrong. I wrote this quote down on my pad during the Lewis Blackman video that was shown today because I’ve been guilty of this during rotations myself. Hellen Haskell, Lewis’ mother, was talking about the nurse taking care of her son and the fact that nursing notes ultimately revealed that she was indeed deeply concerned about…
 
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    PharmaGossip

  • AllTrials in the USA

    insider
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    We’re excited to announce that 50 patient groups, consumer organisations and medical societies have come together to launch AllTrials USA today! These groups have said:"We are calling on everyone in our sector to join us in supporting the AllTrials campaign. Hundreds of thousands of patients have taken part in clinical trials which have never reported results. For every day that passes, more information is at risk of being lost forever. We have to make every clinical trial count. Join us today."Patient activist AnnaMarie Ciccarella said: “We provided our bodies, our tissue…
  • Richmond Pharmacology update

    insider
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:08 am
    Here is a quick note about yesterday's hearing. Judgment is expected next week. The judge grasped the importance of trial registration and when he took into account our and the HRA's evidence on legal and ethical obligations to register trials he found that Richmond was left with an extraordinarily narrow argument. It seems the case will come down to some words in a Q&A on HRA's website that wasn't amended at the same time as the sponsors' declaration was. And then whether the ambiguity was significant.We are so pleased we decided to intervene in the case. The court could find…
  • Further Update

    insider
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:43 am
    Hi AllTrials friendsYesterday we sent our submission to the court in the judicial review brought against the HRA by Richmond Pharmacology.We have spent the last few weeks ploughing through the hundreds of pages of documents. Richmond is currently asking the judge to rule that there is no overriding legal requirement to publicly register any trial. That’s not correct. Since 2011 all trials except for adult phase 1 have been publicly registered through the EU Clinical Trials Register. And by next year this legal requirement will extend to all clinical trials unless exempted according to some…
  • AllTrials vs Richmond Pharmacology

    insider
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Dear AllTrials friendWe hoped to tell you more about the case Richmond Pharmacology is bringing against the HRA. That's not been straightforward. Richmond has now changed their argument three times and has altogether abandoned some arguments it relied upon earlier, so getting to grips with what is at stake has been difficult and time consuming for us and for our lawyers.At the beginning of this week it looked as though Richmond had narrowed the case down to a technical argument about the wording of HRA’s guidelines which only applied for a period of 10 days earlier this year.Just as the…
  • Ben Goldacre writes in the BMJ - How medicine is broken, and how we can fix it

    insider
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:03 pm
    The chief medical officer’s review on statins and oseltamivir may look for answers in the wrong placesLast week there was extensive news coverage of a leaked letter written by the chief medical officer to the Academy of Medical Sciences. This letter focused especially on concerns around statins and oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and asked the academy for an “authoritative independent report looking at how society should judge the safety and efficacy of drugs.”1 The academy has since announced that it is convening a working group on the subject.With any such report there are two major risks. The…
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    Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily

  • There may be a complex market living in your gut

    1 Aug 2015 | 5:26 am
    Conventional theories used by economists for the past 150 years to explain how societies buy, sell, and trade goods and services may be able to unlock mysteries about the behavior of microbial life on Earth, according to a study.
  • Key gene found to drive kidney disease severity

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Patients with higher levels of a key protein are at greater risk for severe kidney disease, experts report.
  • How to encourage healthy dental habits away from home

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:28 pm
    School is just around the corner, which means backpacks and packed lunches await your children. One expert offers tips for parents to promote healthy dental habits while away from home.
  • Crystal clear images uncover secrets of hormone receptors

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Scientists used atomic level images to show how the neuropeptide hormone neurotensin might activate its receptors. Their description is the first of its kind for a neuropeptide-binding G protein-coupled receptor, a class of receptors involved in a wide range of disorders and the target of many drugs.
  • Tool helps public health agencies prioritize health risks

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Public health agencies across the globe are challenged with preventing the spread of chronic diseases while dealing with limited funds and devastating budget cuts. Now, a researcher has applied the Public Health Index model, a tool he designed that has been adopted by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, to help the Brazilian government identify and prioritize health risks affecting its population.
 
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    Environmental Health News

  • Where the GOP candidates stand on global warming.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Almost all of the Republican presidential candidates are skeptical of the idea that climate change is occurring, humans have a contributing role, and something should be done to reverse it. Here’s a look at their past public statements.
  • Setting big goals, Hillary Clinton joins the climate battle.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Hillary Rodham Clinton has promised a series of initiatives to address the challenge of climate change. The first installment, unveiled this week in Iowa, calls for an aggressive expansion of wind, solar and other carbon-free energy sources so that they provide one-third of America's electricity by 2027 -- enough, she says, to power every home in the country.
  • Hard times for the coal industry may get a lot tougher yet.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Matt Fusarellia, general manager of research firm AME, was doing his best to lift the gloom at the biennial Resources and Energy Investment Conference in Sydney this week.
  • Emission rules: Minnesota on target to reduce carbon pollution.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Monday, we should know. Minnesota and other states should find out the targets they’ll be asked to meet to reduce the carbon pollution blamed for climate change. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release its long-anticipated Clean Power Plan.
  • Clean energy is a growing political juggernaut. Should it leave climate change behind?

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    There's a new poll of eight key swing states out, and it shows that — surprise! — voters in swing states love clean energy.
 
 
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    Reuters: Health News

  • Four dead, 65 sick in New York City Legionnaires' disease outbreak

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:49 pm
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, a severe type of pneumonia, has now killed four people and sickened 65 in the Bronx section of New York City since July 10, New York City health officials said on Saturday.
  • Fetal tissue research declining, still important

    1 Aug 2015 | 11:31 am
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A political battle over the use of fetal tissue in medical research has been reinvigorated by the release of undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood officials. But the controversy comes just as interest in the use of fetal tissue is dwindling, scientists said.
  • India court concludes hearing Maggi noodles case

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:07 pm
    MUMBAI (Reuters) - An Indian court has concluded hearing a case filed by Nestle India challenging a local regulator's report that Maggi instant noodles contained excess lead, a lawyer for the company said.
  • Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:54 pm
    LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in Guinea found a vaccine to have been 100 percent effective.
  • FDA warns of security flaw in Hospira infusion pumps

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday advised hospitals not to use Hospira Inc's Symbiq infusion system, saying a security vulnerability could allow cyber attackers to take remote control of the system.
 
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    キャッシングするなら返済シミュレーションの利用はおすすめ

  • アコムの在籍確認について

    管理人
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:09 pm
    キャッシングの申込書には、勤務先を記載する欄があります。 初めてキャッシングを利用される方には、「なぜ勤務先が必要なのか」と疑問に思われる方もいらっしゃるかもしれません。 申込者の返済が確実に行われる為には、勤務先が重要になってきます。 安定した勤務先に勤めており、安定した収入を得ていることが、前提になるのです。 アコムでは、申込書に記載された勤務先に、確実に勤めていることを調査します。…
  • 旭川プロミスと、本人確認書類の別の意味

    管理人
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:57 am
    北海道の旭川市には3つのプロミスがあります。 いずれも自動契約機になっており駐車場も設置されている店舗です。 申し込みに必要な書類、本人確認書類には申込者本人であることを確認すると同時に別の意味もあるということをご存知でしょうか。 それは個人信用情報機関に照会することです。…
  • 消費者金融の請求書について知っておきたいこと

    管理人
    21 Mar 2015 | 4:15 pm
    一般的に、携帯電話やクレジットカードを利用すると月末に請求書や利用明細書が自宅に送付されます。では、消費者金融からも請求書や明細書などの手紙が送られてくるのでしょうか?を利用していることを家族に知られたくないという方にとって、これは知っておきたい点です。…
  • カードローン審査を申込むと金融会社が照会を行う個人信用情報機関とは?

    管理人
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    個人信用情報機関は、以前は5つ存在していましたが、平成21年8月に統合し現在は「CIC(株)シー・アイ・シー」、「全国銀行個人信用情報センター」、「JICC(株)日本信用情報機関」と3つの機関があります。…
  • 消費者金融のグレーゾーン金利について知りたい!

    管理人
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:41 pm
    消費者金融に関するニュースなどにもよく出てきますが、「グレーゾーン金利」という言葉があります。 これは俗にいう過払い金のことで、消費者金融などの賃金業者が取り立て過ぎた利息のことです。少し前まではこの過払い金の返還請求裁判が盛んに行われていました。その返還費用は大手4社だけで1400億円を超えると言われています。…
 
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    Renegade Health

  • 10 Ways to Get Your Gut—and the Rest of You—Healthy

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Your colon is the doorway to health. The key to getting in may be closer then you think. I just swallowed a capsule containing 50 billion living organisms. That’s about nine times the human population on Earth. Can that many bacteria exist in one capsule? Before I answer that question, consider these comparisons: There are about 50 million bacteria in a gram of soil. The Earth’s biomass is estimated at five million trillion trillion (5 nonillion) organisms. The human gut contains about 100 trillion bacteria, which amounts to about three pounds. Even your dog has a gut microbiome…
  • Get Control of Blood Sugar Levels the Natural Way

    Colleen M. Story
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    You can help reduce blood sugar levels with certain foods and supplements. I have a friend whose father has suffered with type 2 diabetes for years. She’s in her mid-forties, and just found out at a recent doctor’s appointment that her blood sugar levels are high. Further, she was officially diagnosed as having prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be classified as full-blown diabetes. It’s not good news. Those with prediabetes are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes within 10 years unless they find a way…
  • How to Build Willpower

    Frederic Patenaude
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    We each have our own weaknesses. For me, it’s coffee. I’ve quit drinking caffeine,on so many occasions that I can’t count them anymore. Every time I quit caffeine for several months I feel great, but then I’m faced with temptation and I tell myself the same story: “This little bit won’t hurt.” I have a little coffee and the next day I feel like having more, and pretty soon I’m routinely back on caffeine. Caffeine helps me feel better for a while, but after a few weeks or months I end up in the same place, feeling tired, overstimulated and having…
  • The Shortest Path to Health May be a Long Journey

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Slow healing, as opposed to quick fix prescriptions and fast medicine, is nature’s sure way of returning to balance. We all know that the antidote to stress is to slow down. I propose that the cure for chronic illness is slow healing. I teach my medical students that anyone can provide a treatment. A doctor’s main responsibility is to help patients return to health. And that’s rarely a fast process. Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of osteopathic medicine, said that finding health is the main goal of every true doctor. Anyone can find disease. Doctors are trained to diagnosis disease…
  • Stressed? Bust It with These 7 “Real” Solutions

    Colleen M. Story
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    There are a million recommendations for how to reduce stress—which ones really work? “Just breath deeply. You’ll feel better.” “Here, squeeze this rubber ball.” “Go away for a few days. You’ll be able to relax.” There are a lot of recommendations for how to reduce stress. It’s understandable. We’re all stressed out, so we’re always looking for solutions. According to a 2010 survey by the American Psychological Association, Americans recognize that “their stress levels remain high and exceed what they consider to be healthy.” We struggle to balance work and home…
 
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    In the Pipeline

  • The Last Post

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:51 am
    Update: I've had a lot of people noting that the URL below is asking for a password - that's because the site isn't going live until Monday. All will be well!
  • The GSK Layoffs Continue, By Proxy

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    You may recall that when GlaxoSmithKline cut down the Research Triangle site, that "up to 450" employees were said to be transferred to a contract organization, Parexel. In many cases, these people were doing the same jobs, in the same buildings, but were now doing it for less money. (Something similar happened a few years back at Eli Lilly, in a deal with Covance). Now comes word that up to 200 of those Parexel employees are being laid off anyway. So in the end, it bought them a few months on the way to the same destination. According to that story from local station WRAL, the CEO of Parexel…
  • The Move is Nigh

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    The day for the big Pipeline move is almost at hand! Friday's posts here will be the last on the Corante site, and the new one at Science Translational Medicine will go live on Monday morning. I'll post the new URL shortly. I wanted to give everyone fair warning that although this domain will soon redirect to the new one, the timing may not be perfect. Any comments posted here after noon on Friday will not migrate - that's when the last update file to the new site will be sent over. I'll be turning commenting off on all the recent posts here, just as a safety measure.
  • Another Alzheimer's IPO

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    I've been saying a lot of unkind things about Axovant, the insta-company that's taking a discarded GSK Alzheimer's candidate and running with it. But thanks to Adam Feuerstein, I have another company to roll my eyes about. They have a completely different Alzheimer's plan - they've taken a discarded Pfizer candidate and are running with it. The drug in question is azeliragon, formerly PF-04494700, targeting RAGE (the receptor for advanced glycation endpoints), and the company's press material about it includes a qualifying statement that you don't run across very often: "Despite the 20mg/day…
  • Cutbacks at C&E News

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:09 am
    Word is this morning that Chemical and Engineering News has let at least 8 staff members go in a reorganization, including former editor-in-chief Maureen Rouhi. The magazine outsourced its advertising sales some months ago, rather than drumming these up internally, and what I'm hearing is that their projected ad revenues are way off since the changeover. I don't know if that's the main reason for these staff changes, but it certainly has to be a factor. . .
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Eating at night disrupts sleep

    Dr. Michael Breus
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Chances are, you spend time regularly thinking about what you eat, and how much you eat. But how much attention do you pay to when you eat? Life seems to only get busier, and daily schedules more hectic. It’s easy, with all that’s going on, to skip out on meals during the day, or push back dinnertime to later in the evening. The result? More of your daily food intake happens later in the day, at night and close to bedtime. But eating too much in the evenings may have a negative impact on the quality of your sleep. According to the results of a new study, the timing of food intake may have…
  • The harm that light can do to your sleep

    Dr. Michael Breus
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    Do you think about how you use and consume light? We live in a culture where electricity and artificial light are everywhere: inexpensive and always available in seemingly endless supply. We’re so used to being surrounded by light—it’s truly at our fingertips—that many of us don’t even think about it, much less question the timing and degree of our exposure. Yet a robust and growing body of scientific research suggests that for the sake of our sleep—and our overall health—we all need to start paying a lot more attention to the presence of light in our daily lives. How did we get…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Kingii, Smallest Inflatable In The World!

    Aaron Usiskin
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:14 am
    Kingii is small, non-invasive, reliable and with it's unobtrusive design for the first time providing safety in the water in a convenient way.The Kingii fits on your wrist, stays out of the way, is rechargeable and is there when you need it most. The smallest inflatable in the world is perfect for every activity, every age and every environment around the water. The risk of drowning and the need for bulky safety devices is over!The only thing that would make this better is it you could set the depth and not require the use to pull a tab. Parents - you worry about your kids but want them…
  • Peak Design, CAPTURE PRO CAMERA CLIP

    Aaron Usiskin
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:29 am
    Simple things make life that much better. I hate carrying around my camera, because of the neck strap. Everyone, pulls out their phone and snaps a picture. Peak Design has changed that and this belt/strap click is awesome.The CapturePRO® Camera Clip is our flagship, pro-quality camera carrying solution. Carry any camera on any backpack strap, belt or bag. All-aluminum, extra-durable construction. Compatible with multiple tripod types, and can be used as a tripod head itself. The difference between this CapturePRO Camera Clip and our previous model is the PROplate that…
  • Road Bike Porn, Pinarello Dogma K8-S

    Aaron Usiskin
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:53 am
    This has to be the hottest bike on the tour or in shops right now. I know they are using this for the cobblestones, but for the everyday rider on their local country roads this is a game changer.“Game changer” is not an idea from our marketing people, but the first words of Sir Bradley Wiggins after testing DOGMA K8-SYes, this product will revolutionize the world of ROAD BIKES, creating a new segment: The REAR SUSPENDED. The DOGMA K8-Sis the result of a specific request of TEAM SKY: to have an innovative frame able to reduce the psycho-physical stress of the athletes, and thus increase…
  • HERO4 Session, SMALL!

    Aaron Usiskin
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    Wow, makes you want to sell your old GoPro. Again game changer and kept well under wraps. Who saw this coming? GoPro seems to be the only camera to buy and use. Why buy anything else, drop it, dunk it, freeze it, stuff it into your pocket, you can't go wrong with GoPro. HERO4 Session packs the power of GoPro into our smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet, featuring a rugged and waterproof design, easy one-button control, 1080p60 video and 8MP photos. 50% smaller and 40% lighter than other HERO4 cameras,1 HERO4 Session is the most wearable and mountable GoPro ever. With a…
  • Columbia OutDry Extreme Diamond Shell

    Aaron Usiskin
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    $400 for a rain jacket. Not sure how many they will sell, but check out the review given by Outside magazine.THE GOOD:The most breathable rain jacket we’ve tested, thanks to a brand-new waterproof concept called OutDry Extreme that prevents the shell from ever wetting out. A tough, rubbery exterior is super abrasion-resistant, and it doesn’t look dirty as quickly as other shells. (More on this below.) THE BAD:The aesthetics didn’t appeal to everyone. Columbia is using contrasting external seam taping and contrasting patches on the shoulders. This makes…
 
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with Saturated Fats

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    Children who were diagnosed as suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD / ADHD) have been successfully treated by re-introducing natural saturated fats into their diets.Saturated fats are things such as whole cream, animal fat and coconut oil. Avocados and grass-fed butter are other examples of healthy, saturated fat. Your brain is made largely of fat, consisting of around seventy percent of…
  • During a Visit to My Doctor

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

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:59 am
    An article in the highly respected scientific journal, Journal of the American Medical Association, urges authorities to to remove restrictions on the amount of dietary fat.From the article:"The limit on total fat presents an obstacle to sensible change, promoting harmful low-fat foods, undermining attempts to limit intakes of refined starch and added sugar, and discouraging the restaurant and food industry from providing products higher in healthful fats. It is time for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services to develop the proper signage, public health…
  • How To Feel Great in Your Ripe Old Age - Even If You're 94

    25 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    "My name is Janice Gravely. In May 2015, I had my ninety-fourth birthday, but when I was seventy-five, I felt old.I had four degenerative diseases and I had a hard time fulfilling my speaking engagements that took me all over the United States, to China, Africa, Middle East, Russia, Europe.But one day, my hostess in New Orleans packed me a little insulated bag with something she called Barleygreen® and fresh carrot juice. Between radio dates and lunch, she had me drink the combination and it was good.Between lunch and the dinner meeting, she gave me another glass of the cold, delicious juice…
  • Signs That You Need More Protein

    6 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    Brain fogConstantly getting sickThin hair and it falls outBrittle NailsWeaknessCravings for sweetsMuscle and joint painFatigue Trouble sleepingWeight gain© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
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    Hospital Impact

  • Help Fierce recognize influential women in health IT

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    by Dan Bowman Each year, FierceHealthIT shines a spotlight on women who play a major role in the evolution of health IT. Our annual list--compiled with the help of reader nominations--includes individuals at the forefront of efforts merging patient care with technology. From providers, researchers and entrepreneurs to those in government, 28 leaders have been recognized over the past three years. Last year, Bon Secours Health System Chief Nursing Informatics Officer Patricia Sengstack represented one of 10 leaders on our list. Sengstack, the immediate past president of the American Nursing…
  • Reframing healthcare drama: Life is good!

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:27 am
    by Scott Kashman Healthcare delivery changes at a rapid pace. Is this positive or doom and gloom? For more than 20 years, I've attended conferences where speakers have said, "these are unprecedented times in healthcare." Really? Doesn't it really come down to our view and attitude toward continuously improving our organizations? A few years back, I recall having discussions with colleagues about situations that at first seemed unfortunate. [More:] Some of their stories included: My home was majorly damaged with the recent storms--my insurance will cover the majority of the cost. Home prices…
  • Debunking the not-for-profit vs. for-profit dialysis care myth

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:27 am
    by Allen Nissenson In the dialysis community--and the health sector as a whole--there is a single, unwavering goal: To improve the lives and well being of our patients. This universal sentiment holds true for those of us working in both for-profit (FP) care settings and not-for-profit (NFP) facilities. However, through the years, an assumption has developed that NFP facilities often provide better care than FP settings. Yet, when it comes to dialysis, this assumption no longer has basis in fact, especially in light of new research. Unfortunately, though, in some cases, such flawed perception…
  • Family perspective matters in the patient experience

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:27 am
    by Jason A. Wolf I have had a number of personal encounters with the healthcare system during the last few years while growing and leading The Beryl Institute. Some remain more significant for the situation surrounding the experience and the encounter provided. In May 2013, I wrote a Hospital Impact blog about my first son's birth--underlining the critical importance of the "how" in driving experience excellence. I offered then that: What stood out to me and what made my family's experience, was something much simpler, yet more significant (than the litany of tactics an organization puts in…
  • Reducing hospital readmissions through telemedicine partnerships with skilled nursing facilities

    23 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    by Raymond Hino Telemedicine systems, including remote presence technology, have evolved over the years from stationary workstations to mobile carts to the latest "robotic" units that self-propel themselves down our hospital corridors without a driver, according to preprogrammed GPS instructions. This technology has been credited with bringing specialists, including critical care intensivists, to the bedside in hospitals where no such practitioners live or work within hundreds of miles. Through my experience as a hospital CEO, I have seen our hospitals benefit through coverage in a variety of…
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    Cancer Research UK - Science blog

  • Cellular ‘kryptonite’ poses challenges in tackling childhood nerve cancer

    Alan Worsley
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:06 am
    Like a horde of microscopic cellular superheroes, each with unique superpowers, your body’s immune system is made up of many different types of cells, all working together to defend you from alien invaders. But as well as these external threats, the immune system is also capable of fighting another foe: cancer. So harnessing these superheroes’ powers, and directing them against this enemy within, has long been a goal of researchers. This approach to battling cancer – called immunotherapy – has generated a lot of excitement in recent years, with several new drugs showing success in…
  • News digest – five types of prostate cancer, red wine and resveratrol, GP referrals, and… microscopic lasers?

    Arya Mehta
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Our researchers in Cambridge found that prostate cancer can be split into five distinct ‘types’ based on a unique genetic signature. The Independent, Mail Online and BBC covered this, and we blogged about what the findings could mean for patients. If it takes more than three trips to the GP to be referred for cancer tests, patients are more likely to be dissatisfied with their overall care, according to our researchers. The Daily Telegraph, Mail Online and Mirror covered this one (here’s our press release). “Single injection could improve womens’ chances of SURVIVING recurrent…
  • The five faces of prostate cancer?

    Aine McCarthy
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:02 pm
    For a long time, cancer was believed to be one disease. But as our understanding has grown over the last 20 years, so has our awareness of its complexity. We now know that there are hundreds of different types of cancer – and that each one differs in its biology, the genes that cause it and how it grows. This is why patients receive different treatments, and why survival varies between cancer types. And to further complicate things, research has shown that one ‘type’ of cancer can be further broken down into distinct sub-types, each of which has its own molecular fingerprint and…
  • Resveratrol, red wine and cancer: what’s the story?

    Kat Arney
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    Our researchers in Leicester have published the results of a new study showing that relatively small doses of purified resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes and wine, might have an impact in reducing the risk of bowel cancer – at least, in mice prone to developing the disease. Judging by the kind of headlines we’ve seen in response to previous resveratrol studies, we can expect at least a few “Red wine prevents cancer” stories. But, as we’ve explained before, this is a long way from the truth: in fact, alcohol increases the risk of cancer and would outweigh any potential…
  • Discovering new ways to prevent cancer

    Joe Dunckley
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:19 am
    More than four in 10 cases of cancer are preventable. And things like smoking, diet and the amount of exercise we take can all affect our risk. These are often described as lifestyle choices, but the reality is more complex. A range of influences – from social situations to human psychology and biology – all affect the way we live our lives, making ‘choices’ seem, at times, incredibly difficult. Faced with this challenge, research on preventing cancer through lifestyle changes requires some adventurous approaches. One of these is our Cancer Prevention Innovation Grant, a…
 
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    Crossover Health » media

  • Managing Health Care Requires Managing Health (as a supply chain)

    scott
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Employers pay the lion’s share of health care costs and have the most to gain from an approach to health and wellness that both maximizes the productivity and happiness of their employees while saving them money. Employers are realizing that todays world if they want to manage healthcare costs, they have to manage health. This means taking on health care delivery, the byzantine networks, the insurance payment model, and well, the entire “process” of care. For most corporations, intensely focusing on lean processes and system optimization comes naturally. They have to know their…
  • Membership Model of Health

    scott
    22 May 2015 | 1:38 pm
    In 2008, I was developing a concept that I called the Personal Medical Office
  • What is a Healthcare “Experience?”

    peterheywood
    21 May 2015 | 6:20 pm
    In our line of work, it’s hard not to notice the changes to the hamster wheel of conventional healthcare practice. And it’s interesting to see how many of these “new” ideas are really just interpretations of Crossover’s intensely patient-focused, integrative and outcomes-based model. A lot has been written about the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) or the pretty similar California-based Pay for Performance program run by the Integrated Healthcare Association. In both cases, there is a collaboration of hospitals, specialists, primary care physicians and other care providers who…
  • Dear Bombalero’s: Please don’t work here

    scott
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:54 pm
    This is a paragraph that I wrote in preparation for our latest Crossover Health University. It’s addressed to all our new Crossover Health Bombalero’s (affectionate name for all Crossover peeps). Dear Bombalero’s, We are so excited that each of you are here. I am always amazed to see how our company and our mission are able to attract some of the best, brightest, and most caring professionals in the industry. We love that you want to join with us in fundamentally changing the health care system. However, I hope you don’t “work” here. I hope that you…
  • The Role of the Company and the Brand

    peterheywood
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Brand (ˈbrand) n. Type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name. An identifying mark burned onto an animal or object to imply ownership. One of the most important economists in history died as recently as 2013, at the remarkable age of 102. Ronald Coase, who won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1991, taught and contributed to modern economics theory right up to that year. That we could all leave such long and productive lives! He made his name in a short essay published in 1937 (if you can imagine) called “The Nature of the Firm.” In it, he proposed the…
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • In Brief: Group CBT for Perinatal Anxiety

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is well-established as a treatment for anxiety disorders; however, few studies have examined the efficacy of CBT specifically tailored to address perinatal anxiety. A recent pilot study has explored the use of a group CBT intervention. The group included 10 pregnant or postpartum women who were recruited from a hospital setting and […] The post In Brief: Group CBT for Perinatal Anxiety appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • SSRIs for Vasomotor Symptoms and Bone Health

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Recent research has indicated that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be an effective option for the treatment of vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause. However, it has been documented in some recent observational studies that SSRIs are associated with an increased risk of bone loss in older patients (2, 4). Since postmenopausal women are already […] The post SSRIs for Vasomotor Symptoms and Bone Health appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Augmentation with Quetiapine (Seroquel) for Women with PMDD

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:28 pm
    For women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the first line of pharmacological treatment. A significant body of evidence, including numerous double-blind, randomized studies, supports the effectiveness of SSRIs in reducing both the emotional, as well as physical symptoms, of PMS and PMDD. In general, women respond to low doses […] The post Augmentation with Quetiapine (Seroquel) for Women with PMDD appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • You Asked: Do Oral Contraceptives Cause Mood Swings or Depression?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Many women have concerns about the side effects of oral contraceptives (birth control pills). Potential side effects include bloating, breast tenderness, and weight gain. In addition, some women may experience depression or mood swings, side effects that may influence a woman’s decision to start taking an oral contraceptive (OC), particularly if she has a history […] The post You Asked: Do Oral Contraceptives Cause Mood Swings or Depression? appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Placentophagy: More Myth Than Miracle

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Placentophagy.  That’s a fancy term for describing what some women do after giving birth.  Placentophagy refers to the act of eating the placenta after giving birth.  Almost all non-human placental mammals ingest their placentas after birth, and over the last decade, we have seen more women considering this option.  Health advocates claim that various hormones […] The post Placentophagy: More Myth Than Miracle appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    Health Blog

  • What is the perfect time to be a mother

    Smith
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Life is change constant decision taking to the path of the experiences through which we travel every day is built. However, is not the similar as deciding on a new look the time to move house or whether it is time to have children. There are decisions that are principally significant because they represent a fundamental change in our lives. Motherhood is undoubtedly one of the largest because it is not something that can be waived once we complete ​​the move. That is why for me as for many women it is very difficult to feel that we are ready and we have found the perfect place to be…
  • Care for dry hair

    admin
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    Your hair is very dry, breaks or is extremely fragile? This is because often an insufficient sebum production, but also our bad habits and a lack of specific care. To remedy this, we present an overview of best practices to keep in mind. On dry hair, sebum (whose key role is to hydrate the scalp) does not develop its function properly, favoring the irritation and itching. The hair loses its elasticity and becomes fragile, brittle and vulnerable, and the ends are easily opened. It is a phenomenon of genetic origin, although the hair may also become drier due to atmospheric factors (sun, wind,…
  • How to treat back pain

    Simon
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    The back pain is the pain which occurs in the lower back. It may be accompanied by referred pain or radiating pain in the territory of distribution of a nerve (sciatica), usually L5 and S1. The natural history of low back pain is acute, generally autorresolutiva. The goal of treatment is to provide initial comfort while the patient tries to keep as active as possible. Instructions Prolonged rest can lead to atrophy of the paraspinal muscles, chronic disability and difficulties in the rating.Bed rest for two to seven days is worse than doing or return to daily activity. Patients are…
  • How to relieve lower back pain

    Simon
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    One of the most common conditions is the back pain and particularly in the lower area. This condition can be caused by various reasons such as herniated discs , pinched nerves, weight lifting incorrectly, bad posture, etc … See some alternative remedies to surgery or drugs Easing the lower back pain. Instructions One of the main ways to relieve lower back pain is massaging the painful area . We can get massages ourselves, but is best done by someone else and, whenever possible, a professional to avoid further injury. Another way to relieve the painful area is using lumbar…
  • Relieving pain middle back

    Simon
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:34 am
    Normally back pain in the middle zone is produced by a muscle imbalance between the muscles found in the chest and back. We also give some home remedies that can undo the pain that you have in your middle back. Read carefully. ·         Preventing back pain in the middle Usually pain in the middle of the back are from a vice or bad habit acquired by sitting, usually at work, so we must have a correct posture when sitting , especially particularly careful. We sit with the spine straight and against the backrest of the chair. The shoulders should be parallel to the frontal…
 
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    Evolving Wellness

  • Onion & Mushroom Herbed Brown Rice Patties

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:26 am
    Characteristics Bean or lentil patties, often called veggie burgers are a great, filling and delicious meal, and ultra healthy when homemade from wholesome ingredients. But what if you'd like an alternate to beans or lentils? This is where these fantastic brown rice patties can come in very handy. They are easy to make and packed with healthy carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They are a source of protein, are naturally low in fat, and cholesterol free. Enjoy these for yourself or the whole family for a slew of home meals or take them on the go to work, school, or travel. TYPE:…
  • How to Choose the Best Hummus: Comparing the Best & Worst Options

    24 Jul 2015 | 10:15 am
    As our dietary habits change to reflect more health-conscious choices via whole, plant-based foods, hummus is a common food many of us turn to. Its versatile uses and flavors, along with its appealing creaminess and nutritional excellence, make hummus a popular food choice. However, as with most things in our society, not all hummus is created equal, which can turn this wonderful health food into a poor choice. In this essay I will provide you with a comprehensive guide to help you choose the healthiest hummus possible, and compare some of the best and worst options available. Hummus can be…
  • Chocolate Mint Tofu Pudding

    28 May 2015 | 6:34 am
    Characteristics This decadent, rich, creamy and refreshing pudding is an excellent snack or treat for both kids and adults alike. It provides a healthy and wholesome way to enjoy some pudding, while avoiding the many processed pudding options commonly found in stores. The fresh mint used in this recipe, as opposed to mint extract provides that much more richness in terms of flavor and nutrition benefits. As long as we use organic tofu, we avoid problems associated with GM soy, and get to enjoy a healthy high-protein and low-fat meal option. It is super easy and quick to make and provides a…
  • Guide to Coconut Nutrition, Health Benefits & Food Products

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:21 am
    As the landscape of nutrition changes, in both our sciences and our homes, our food choices evolve and accordingly influence our health and environment. In recent years, one of the most prominently recommended, yet debated foods, has been the coconut with its high saturated fat profile and numerous food products. To help you attain a more complete understanding of this food from a holistic perspective, this guide will explore coconut's diverse role as it relates to nutrition, health, and its common edible forms. The coconut is one of nature's many wonders with respect to its incredible value…
  • The Red-Green Veggie Quinoa Mix

    9 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    Characteristics This is a quick, simple, and great tasting meal that incorporates the goodness of quinoa and a variety of vegetables and legumes. It offers healthy carbohydrates and protein, is naturally low in fat, sodium, and cholesterol free. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants, phytonutrients, and fiber. It is versatile and easy to make and can suit the needs of the whole family. TYPE: Lunch, Dinner PREP TIME: < 20 mins SERVINGS: about 2 servings Vegan (100% plant-based) Gluten-free Wheat-free Soy-free Corn-free Peanut-free Nut-free Seed-free Oil-free…
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    Weighty Matters

  • Saturday Stories: Conflicts of Interest, A Very Troubled Teen, and George Deek.

    1 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    Friend and RD Andy Bellatti in Beyond Chron discusses conflicts of interest and nutrition.Karen K. Ho in Toronto Life with the riveting story of a troubled young woman and the hit she took out on her parents.Adi Schwartz in Tablet Magazine covers the incredible, true, and hopeful story of George Deek, at once an Israeli diplomate to Norway, an Arab, and a Christian.        Related StoriesSaturday Stories: Mirna Valerio, Genohype, and Oliver SacksSaturday Stories: Soda Taxes, Earthquakes, GMO Must Read, and ProteinSaturday Stories: Cancer, Cancer, and False…
  • What Do Dogs Do When Their Owners Leave Them Home Alone?

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    If today's Funny Friday video has any say, they do whatever it is they're not supposed to.Have a great weekend!        Related Stories"Stop Pushing Gross Fruits and Vegetables on Your Kids"I May Just Take Up Meditation!Babies React To UofT's Defence of Its Anti-Vaccination Course 
  • The Chair of Nutritional Sciences at UofT Says Canada's Food Guide Sucks

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    And boy does it ever. I've been railing on about how bad it is for nearly a decade now, and just a few weeks ago, Dr. Mary L'Abbe, the Chair of the University of Toronto's Department of Nutritional Sciences, along with her graduate student, Mahsa Jessri published their paper, "The Time for an Updated Canadian Food Guide Has Arrived (Full Text)". After reading it, I invited them to write me a guest post, and here one is as written by PhD candidate Jessri.Since 1942, Canada has published food guides with a strong emphasis on meeting nutrient requirements. Canada, like many other Western…
  • Weight Is the Wrong Measure for Physical Activity Interventions

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    The other day I was reading about point-of-action queues and their impact on stair climbing behaviour and I came across this study, ‘Take the stairs instead of the escalator’: effect of environmental prompts on community stair use and implications for a national ‘Small Steps’ campaignIt's a straight forward paper that looked at 8 studies and the impact they found stair climbing prompts in heavily trafficked areas had on stair climbing behaviours. The authors found that simple point-of-action signage and prompts led to a nearly 5% increase in stair climbing among women and half that…
  • Unless You're in an ER, if You Hear the Word "Detox", Run

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Simple rule - if someone is trying to promote, defend, or encourage the use of a product they claim will remove toxins from your body, unless they're a physician in the emergency department or your kidney failure specialist, they're either dangerously ignorant, or unconscionably unethical. And if you're trying to determine between ignorant and unethical, look to their education. If they haven't any, well then give them the benefit of the doubt and presume it's just well-intentioned, hopeful, ignorance. But if they are highly educated, like for instance Dr. Frank Lipman, who sells a $229…
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • Enhance Your Beauty Head to Toe: Secrets From Around the World

    Kaitlyn Thompson
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    Display Title:  Enhance Your Beauty Head to Toe: Secrets From Around the World Subtitle:  Beauty secrets from around the world are invaluable. Each country offers unique insight on how to enhance natural beauty Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Learn More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/aging-skin/content/enhance-your-beauty-head-toe-secrets-... Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • 5 Foods and Beverages You Should Avoid Right Before Bed

    Kaitlyn Thompson
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Display Title:  5 Foods and Beverages You Should Avoid Right Before Bed Subtitle:  Just like hunger pangs, the wrong foods and beverages can sabotage a restful slumber. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Learn More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/sleep-disorders/content/5-foods-and-beverages-you-should... Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • How to Talk to Your Doctor About Hot Flashes

    Kaitlyn Thompson
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Display Title:  How to Talk to Your Doctor About Hot Flashes Subtitle:  Talking with your doctor about how hot flashes can be managed may open up new possibilities for combating symptoms. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Learn More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/menopause/content/how-talk-your-doctor-about-hot-flashes Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • The Impact of Stress on Hormone Imbalance

    Erin Kennedy
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    Stress – everyone experiences it in some form or another every day. Even on that much-anticipated resort vacation, your mind is whirring with the endless to-dos that await back home. Image:  URL:  Learn More Associated Editorial:  Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Block Weight:  -3 Two Columns:  Yes read more
  • 8 Nutrition Hacks for Headaches

    Nutrition Sheila
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    Nothing drains the life out of your day quite like being knocked down with a headache. Slide Title:  <strong>1) Drink plenty of water</strong> Image:  Image Caption:  Design Pics/PhotoSpin Image Text:  Often the first step to take when tackling a headache is to sit down and drink a glass of water or two. Even mild dehydration can cause a headache. Severe dehydration or chronically being dehydrated can significant and reoccurring headaches. Make sure to get 8 cups a day minimum. High temperatures, altitudes and physical activity increase your need for fluids.
 
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    But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness

  • Look Out World… I’m Back In The Saddle Again!

    christine
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:22 am
    A few years ago I got thrown from my horse. OK, who am I kidding? I am a Brooklyn girl at heart, no horses for me. But literally I felt like I had, if not been thrown from my horse, I was certainly thrown off my game. Life kept throwing me obstacles and I found […] The post Look Out World… I’m Back In The Saddle Again! appeared first on 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.
 
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    Journal of Hospital Medicine

  • Evidence-based care pathway for cellulitis improves process, clinical, and cost outcomes

    Peter M. Yarbrough, Polina V. Kukhareva, Emily Sydnor Spivak, Christy Hopkins, Kensaku Kawamoto
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    BACKGROUNDCellulitis is a common infection with wide variation of clinical care. OBJECTIVETo implement an evidence-based care pathway and evaluate changes in process metrics, clinical outcomes, and cost for cellulitis. DESIGNA retrospective observational pre-/postintervention study was performed. SETTINGUniversity of Utah Health Care, a 500-bed academic medical center in Salt Lake City, Utah. PATIENTSAll patients 18 years or older admitted to the emergency department observation unit or hospital with a primary diagnosis of cellulitis. INTERVENTIONDevelopment of an evidence-based care pathway…
  • Ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of pleural effusions

    Nilam J. Soni, Ricardo Franco, Maria I. Velez, Daniel Schnobrich, Ria Dancel, Marcos I. Restrepo, Paul H. Mayo
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    We review the literature on the use of point-of-care ultrasound to evaluate and manage pleural effusions. Point-of-care ultrasound is more sensitive than physical exam and chest radiography to detect pleural effusions, and avoids many negative aspects of computerized tomography. Additionally, point-of-care ultrasound can assess pleural fluid volume and character, revealing possible underlying pathologies and guiding management. Thoracentesis performed with ultrasound guidance has lower risk of pneumothorax and bleeding complications. Future research should focus on the clinical effectiveness…
  • Sepsis: An update in management

    Benjamin T. Galen, Christopher Sankey
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    Hospitalists are a critical link in providing evidence-based care for patients with sepsis across the disease spectrum, from early recognition to recovery. The past decade of sepsis research has led to significant findings that will change clinical practice for hospital medicine practitioners. Although the incidence of severe sepsis in the United States has continued to rise, in-hospital mortality has declined. Management of the spectrum of sepsis disorders is no longer restricted to the intensive care unit (ICU). This review article will provide an update in the management of sepsis for…
  • Of mice and men

    Jeffrey M. Dueker, Robert D. Harrington, Zachary D. Goldberger, Stephanie A. C. Halvorson, Melissa R. Nyendak
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:30 pm
  • Interunit handoffs from emergency department to inpatient care: A cross-sectional survey of physicians at a university medical center

    Christopher J. Smith, Denise H. Britigan, Elizabeth Lyden, Nathan Anderson, Ted J. Welniak, Michael C. Wadman
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:29 pm
    BACKGROUNDEmergency department (ED) to inpatient physician handoffs are subject to complex challenges. We assessed physicians' perceptions of the ED admission handoff process and identified potential barriers to safe patient care. METHODSWe conducted a cross-sectional survey at a 627-bed tertiary care academic medical center. Eligible participants included all resident, fellow, and faculty physicians directly involved in admission handoffs from emergency medicine (EM) and 5 medical admitting services. The survey addressed communication quality, clinical information, interpersonal perceptions,…
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    The American Journal of Medicine

  • Negative Secular Trends in Medicine High CEO Salaries

    Robert M. Doroghazi
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In 2011 or 2012, 30 executives at non-profit healthcare organizations in the US made more than $4,000,000 in a year, with a mean total compensation of $6,500,000 (1). Two executives made more than $10,000,000, and one more than $20,000,000. For perspective, the average executive on the list made more in 2 days than a housekeeper makes in a year, more in 3 days than a RN makes in a year, and more in 2 weeks than the average physician makes in a year. One can assume they were not mopping floors, emptying bed pans, or seeing a patient in the Emergency Ward on nights, weekends or holidays to pull…
  • Electrocardiogram Screening in Athletes: A Good Return on Investment?

    John P. Higgins, John B. Cadigan
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
  • The Reply

    Sripal Bangalore, Navdeep Gupta, Yu Guo, Anuradha Lala, Leora Balsam, Robert O. Roswell, Alex Reyentovich, Judith S. Hochman
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Champion contends that early invasive management may improve outcomes in patients with myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock. We fully agree. The SHould we emergently revascularize Occluded Coronaries for cardiogenic shocK (SHOCK) trial compared an invasive strategy of emergent revascularization versus a conservative strategy of initial medical stabilization.1,2 In the conservative strategy, 66.7% of patients received coronary angiography with 25.3% of patients receiving angioplasty or coronary artery bypass graft surgery with a median time to revascularization from randomization of…
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    Francesco Pelliccia, Guido Parodi
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We thank Madias for his interest in our study1 that was recently published in The American Journal Medicine and for giving us the opportunity to better address the diabetes mellitus prevalence in patients with Takotsubo syndrome. The COmorbidity freqUency iN Takotsubo Syndrome (COUNTS) study highlights that comorbidities are highly prevalent in patients with Takotsubo syndrome. In regard to cardiovascular risk factors (in particular, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and smoking), there is now a general consensus that the not negligible prevalence presented overall by patients with…
  • The Reply

    Paul Bergl
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    I appreciate Volpintesta's response to our article on moving toward cost-effectiveness in physical examination,1 and I wholeheartedly agree that throughput and efficiency often relegate physical examination to a mere ritual, particularly in inpatient settings. Indeed, diagnostic overuse likely has many causes, including patients' preferences for advanced testing, reimbursement models, and even fears of malpractice.
 
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    European Journal of Internal Medicine

  • Next Accreditation System outcomes and Special Review as part of Graduate Medical Oversight of Internal Medicine Programs in the United States: A review

    Michael T. Flannery
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) previously evaluated programs with direct site visits, every 1–5years. The length of time between visits would depend on program data supplied in a program information form (PIF) and the interview of representative residents and the program director at the site visit reviewing and confirming certain facts about the program. In 2013, the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education went to the Next Accreditation System every 10years with certain targeted outcomes viewed yearly to determine whether 10years between visits…
  • A young woman with a heart attack?

    Amy Schimke, Andrew Weintraub
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A 38year-old nulliparous woman with no cardiac risk factors abruptly developed chest discomfort during a routine exercise run. The discomfort recurred with minimal exertion for the next three days, after which she presented to the emergency department for evaluation.
  • A 64-year old woman with right hand swelling and paresthesia

    Or Kalchiem-Dekel, Sharon Davidesko, Nimrod Maimon
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A 64-year old woman presented to the emergency department with a 6-month history of right lateral cervical pain and a 2-week history of erythema and swelling of her right hand and wrist, accompanied by a tingling sensation along her right forearm. The patient denied recent occurrence of fever, recent trauma, or strenuous exercise. She appeared comfortable. Her temperature was 36.2°C, blood pressure was 132/70mm Hg, pulse was 89beats/minute and O2 saturation was 98% in ambient room air. Physical examination of the right upper limb revealed mild erythema and non-pitting edema of the hand and…
  • The effect of statins on the occurrence of peptic ulcer

    Anning Feng, Eric Chuang, Szu-Hsien Wu, Jia-Chi Wang, Shih-Ni Chang, Cheng-Li Lin, Chia-Hung Kao
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This study was to determine the association between the use of statins and the occurrence of peptic ulcer diseases (PUD).
  • Peripheral neuropathy: An underreported neurologic manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease

    Carmen García-Cabo, Germán Morís
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    One of the most frequent neurologic complications reported in inflammatory bowel disease population is peripheral neuropathy; however, clinical aspects of peripheral nerve damage are not well characterized. The aim of the review is to present the existing literature on peripheral neuropathy in inflammatory bowel disease patients.
 
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    Health & Fitness - Los Angeles Times

  • For Rush's Geddy Lee, touring means training

    James S. Fell
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Saturday night at the Forum, Canadian rock trio Rush takes its Los Angeles fans on a trip back through time. It's often said that the band makes a big sound for having only three members, and for more than four decades 62-year-old lead singer and bassist Geddy Lee's double duties have been straining...
  • For new dietary guidelines, U.S. panel looks at the whole plate

    Lily Dayton
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to a healthful diet, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That's the new approach a nutritional advisory committee has taken in its recommendations to the federal government for the upcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • How one man conquered his paralyzing fear of swimming in open water (and how you can too)

    Anna Scott
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:05 pm
    On an unusually chilly Friday evening, Culver City's public pool bustled with activity. Dozens of swimmers kicked and splashed as bundled-up coaches called instructions from the deck. At one end of the pool, Joe McCauley swam a lap of freestyle. His arms circled slowly, deliberately. His torso...
  • Your guide to L.A.'s indoor cycling scene: Here's how SoulCycle stacks up against the rest

    Vincent Boucher
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    In the late 1980s, a handsome, muscle-bound transplant to Santa Monica from South Africa called Johnny G (for Goldberg) came up with an idea for indoor cycling classes he called Spinning. Indoor cycling soon became a fitness mainstay, but he could hardly have anticipated the scene today.
  • Ricki Lake takes pride in her work behind the lens on women's health

    Emily Dwass
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Ricki Lake has gone from the lead in the 1988 cult-favorite film "Hairspray" to roles in movies and television, including "Cry-Baby," "China Beach" and "The King of Queens," and stints as a talk-show host. But perhaps the role she has worked hardest at is her current one: advocate for women's health....
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • BHL Challenge Week 1: Exercise Log and Weight Loss Tracking

    Angie
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    BHL Challenge Week 1: Exercise Log and Weight Loss Tracking Ready to start week one of the Better Healthy Living challenge? Well it’s time and this week we’ll focus on keeping an exercise log and weight loss tracking. I have printed out this calendar and will keep track on paper. You can also track your food […] The post BHL Challenge Week 1: Exercise Log and Weight Loss Tracking appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • 31 Day FIT challenge: August 2015

    Angie
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Better Healthy Living Challenge 2015 This month is my 5th Better Healthy Living Challenge (usually held in June). To be honest, there has been so much going on this past year that I have not had enough time to prepare to make it as big as the last couple years. But I still wanted to […] The post 31 Day FIT challenge: August 2015 appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • Love My Recumbent Bike Workouts

    Angie
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Recumbent Bike Workouts: Great for Low Impact Fitness We have had a recumbent bike for some time now. I haven’t used it a ton but when I do, I love my low impact recumbent bike workouts. Right now, the recumbent bike is in our living room (there is no space left in the home gym) […] The post Love My Recumbent Bike Workouts appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • Weekend Workouts & Fun

    Angie
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    Weekend Workouts: Just keep moving My weekend workouts were pretty good. I printed out an exercise and fitness calendar to keep track for the remainder of the month. July didn’t start out well for workouts, we traveled and I didn’t do anything except walk. It was still a positive thing that I kept moving (walked […] The post Weekend Workouts & Fun appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • July 2015 Fit Goals: Push Through

    Angie
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m starting to sound like a broken record. A big fat F for my June goals. Which didn’t help with my 4 months to fit goals either. Geesh! Let’s see if I can get an A+ for July. We are taking a mini trip to my parent’s this week for the holiday and when I […] The post July 2015 Fit Goals: Push Through appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
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    EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health

  • Childhood cancer cells drain immune system's batteries

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Cancer Research UK) Cancer cells in neuroblastoma contain a molecule that breaks down a key energy source for the body's immune cells, leaving them too physically drained to fight the disease, according to new research published in the journal Cancer Research today.
  • Findings in research on photoaging could reverse negative impact of ultraviolet radiation

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Photoaging is a process that occurs when human skin is exposed to UV radiation from the sun that causes it to age at a faster rate than it would under normal circumstances. Though the process is known to occur how it works is not fully understood. InSilico Medicine's GeroscopeTM software provided insights into this process that could help to combat it. The research will be presented at Basel Life Science Week 2015.
  • Crystal clear images uncover secrets of hormone receptors

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) NIH scientists used atomic level images to show how the neuropeptide hormone neurotensin might activate its receptors. Their description is the first of its kind for a neuropeptide-binding G protein-coupled receptor, a class of receptors involved in a wide range of disorders and the target of many drugs.
  • New Smart Villages offgrid solutions for helping world's bottom billion

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Richard Hayhurst Associates) A new series of essays by leading experts maintains that the latest offgrid energy solutions can provide sustainable development for the world's bottom billion and meet upcoming Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Connecting people and geology on volcanoes

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Michigan Technological University) Luke Bowman, who received his Ph.D. from Michigan Tech this summer, gets to the heart of geohazards on the San Vicente Volcano in El Salvador.
 
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    BestHealth Mag

  • What Don't You Tell Your Doctor?

    mgreer
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
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  • Charlotte Tilbury: British Makeup Rock Star

    mgreer
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:12 pm
  • 15 Diet Secrets Only Thin Women Know

    mgreer
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:56 pm
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  • Why Is It So Hard To Lose Weight?

    mgreer
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
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  • 5 Must-Read Books for Runners

    mgreer
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:17 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Short Description:  These motivational books for runners will have you dusting off your sneakers well before you turn the last page Slide Title:  Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run by Alexandra Heminsley Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  Running Like a Girl is a comical story about becoming a runner and the somewhat unrealistic expectations author Alexandra Heinsley had when first starting out. $18, amazon.ca Exclude from MSN:  Exclude From MSN Slide Title:  Runner: A short story about a long run…
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  • Earliest known evidence of dentistry detected in re-examined Paleolithic tooth

    Mary Otto
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Image via Nature(A) Occlusal view of the RM3. (B) Detailed view of the large occlusal cavity with the four carious lesions and the chipping area on the mesial wall. Section A-A is directed mesio-distally, passing through the larger carious lesion. (C) MicroCT slice of the Villabruna RM3 in correspondence with section A-A. Scientists studying a decayed lesion within an ancient wisdom tooth say they have discovered the earliest known evidence of dentistry. The cavitated third molar belonged to a young man said to have lived and died in Northern Italy during the Late Upper Paleolithic era.
  • Context, context, context: How journalists can avoid confusing readers with the latest research findings

    Tara Haelle
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    Whatiguana via Wikimedia Commons A recent editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association explored the responsibility that journals have to public health in reporting on the association – or lack thereof – between adverse events and different drugs, devices or vaccines. Reporting on these kinds of studies is a mainstay for most regular health beat reporters: Every week a new study says that this drug may increase the risk of that condition, or that this device is no longer thought to increase the risk of some other condition. While the editorial points out the journal’s…
  • Is CMS doing bundled payment for hip and knee replacement all wrong?

    Joseph Burns
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Image via Wikimedia Commons Earlier this month, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed a five-year bundled-payment test program for hip and knee replacement surgeries. At the time, CMS said its Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) program would require 800 hospitals in 75 areas to test bundled payments for most of the 100,000 hip and knee surgeries that Medicare covers annually. The proposal, which we covered here, would allow CMS to eliminate some of the widespread variation in costs and offer one more way for the Obama administration to squeeze out…
  • Study indicates better health savings account ‘literacy’ needed

    Joanne Kenen
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Source: 19th Annual Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health Employer Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care. © Towers Watson 2014. For the purpose of this blog post, let’s leave aside the decade-plus ideological fight about whether health savings accounts (HSAs) are a good or bad idea. Let’s just look at what happens to people who have them, at least according to this recent article by Michael Fletcher, a national economics correspondent for The Washington Post. His argument is that people could save money on health care – if they knew how to use their HSAs. There are a lot…
  • Washington Post examines impact of Calif. water shortage on the poor

    Susan Heavey
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:02 am
    Bone Dry via photopin With record rainfall in parts of the United States this summer, people in some of the nation’s wettest areas – including Washington, D.C. – may find it hard to imagine going even just a few days without rain showers. But The Washington Post recently took a look at the impact of California’s drought on the poor in two of the state’s rural valleys. National reporter Darryl Fears traveled to Mecca, Calif., to show how the ongoing lack of water is hitting low-income residents especially hard, affecting what they drink, how they bathe and what they eat. In his…
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    Lifescript

  • Water Safety Tips for a Healthy Summer

    19 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Kelly Mickle, Special to Lifescript What’s summer without plunges into pools and boogie boarding in the ocean surf? But such pleasures carry hidden dangers, such as jellyfish stings, invisible bacteria and risky currents. So how can you keep your family safe without ruining their warm-weather fun? Read on for hidden water hazards and expert advice on avoiding them... When it comes to summer safety, we’re all aware of big water hazards, like hurricane wave warnings or great white sharks. “But often the dangers we face don’t look the way they do in the movies or on TV,” says Frank…
  • Water Safety Tips for a Healthy Summer

    19 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Kelly Mickle, Special to Lifescript What’s summer without plunges into pools and boogie boarding in the ocean surf? But such pleasures carry hidden dangers, such as jellyfish stings, invisible bacteria and risky currents. So how can you keep your family safe without ruining their warm-weather fun? Read on for hidden water hazards and expert advice on avoiding them... When it comes to summer safety, we’re all aware of big water hazards, like hurricane wave warnings or great white sharks. “But often the dangers we face don’t look the way they do in the movies or on TV,” says Frank…
  • 9 Ways to Travel Healthier

    13 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Michele Bender, Special to LifescriptVisiting friends and family over the summer? Sounds fun. But getting there? Not so much. Find out how to stay healthy on the road… Traveling during this busy season can be especially stressful – and not just because of crowds, canceled flights and airport security lines. “Disruptions in sleep, exercise and routines add stress to your body and cause hormonal imbalances,” says Susan Blum, M.D., assistant clinical professor of preventive medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and founder of The Blum Center for Health in Rye…
  • Demi Lovato Reveals Her Struggle With Bipolar Disorder

    28 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Gina Roberts-Grey, Special to Lifescript  Demi Lovato Credit: Isaac Sterling Actor and singer Demi Lovato doesn’t want the public to see her as just another troubled Hollywood starlet. Still, she isn’t keeping quiet about living with bipolar disorder. In this exclusive Lifescript interview, the Hollywood star shares her personal battle… Demi Lovato, 22, grew up as a real-life Disney princess. The singer, songwriter, actor and businesswoman rose to fame in 2008, starring in Camp Rock. The same year, Lovato’s debut album, “Don’t Forget,”…
  • 11 Ways Makeup Can Damage Your Eyes

    13 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Alicia Doyle, Special to Lifescript When it comes to makeup and your eyes, don’t let vanity cloud your judgment – or your vision. Here’s how to protect your eyes… Your mascara had a meltdown. It was fine yesterday, but now it’s all gloppy coming out of the tube. Is it still OK to use? Don’t take any chances. Watch out for these 11 makeup dangers that can ruin your eyes and vision. 1. Not washing your hands. You touch things with your fingertips, so bacteria are always on them, says Cindy Wang, O.D., of the South Pasadena Optometric Group in South…
 
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  • Is a Low-Glycemic Diet Right for You?

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Nancy Gottesman, Lifescript ContributorEating low-glycemic foods can help you lose weight and lower blood sugar levels. Try this simple, satisfying food plan, and eat well without feeling deprived... You’re doing everything right – exercising, eating fewer calories and minimizing fat. But you’re not dropping as much weight as you’d like. What’s going on? A groundbreaking study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association may explain. Researchers found that certain people lose more weight on diets with more fat and fewer high-glycemic…
  • Minorities and Symptoms of Arthritis

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Diane Wedner, Lifescript Health DetectiveHispanics and African-Americans have worse symptoms of arthritis than the general population and face greater disability and work limitations. Lifescript’s Health Detective explains why, and what minorities with arthritis can do to take care of themselves... Aching, swollen knees hobbled Kimberly Felder for nine years. “I could barely move,” says Felder, 41, a New York City educator. “It took 10 minutes to walk to the bathroom. My knee was the size of a grapefruit.” Her doctor’s diagnosis: rheumatoid arthritis…
  • The 6 Best Supplements for Fibromyalgia

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Gina Roberts-Grey, Special to LifescriptIf you’re looking for natural ways to fight the aches, stiffness and inflammation of fibromyalgia, supplements can be a powerful weapon against symptoms. From vitamin D to brown seaweed extract, an arsenal of tools can help reduce pain. Here, experts reveal what works and why... If you’re not including fibromyalgia-fighting supplements as part of your pain-management regimen, you could be missing out. “The right supplements can help muscles relax, which leads to pain reduction, or even prevent pain altogether,” says…
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy Fails to Motivate

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffAlthough nearly 1 in 10 pregnant women develop gestational diabetes, the condition doesn't appear to motivate many of them to pursue healthier diet and lifestyle habits, one study suggested. University of Michigan researchers examined health data from more than 177,000 women nationwide.Researchers noted that pregnant women in the sample who developed gestational diabetes were more likely to be obese at the outset than non-diabetic women. The study was published in the journal Diabetes Care.However, researchers also found that a diagnosis of gestational…
  • Laura Dern: How Lung Cancer Changed Her Life

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Gina Roberts-Grey, Special to Lifescript In an exclusive interview with Lifescript, Laura Dern opens up about how her Oscar-nominated role in the 2014 film “Wild” sparked a passion to raise lung cancer awareness and education … You’d think Laura Dern’s favorite color is gold. After all the actor, director and producer has earned several Emmy and Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe nominations and three Golden Globe Awards. Despite all that gold, Dern's favorite hue just might be turquoise. The color represents awareness and education about lung…
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  • Are Multiple Fetal Ultrasounds Safe For Your Baby?

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, Lifescript Chief Medical Officer The first image of your baby, seen on ultrasound, brings delight and excitement. But are multiple fetal ultrasounds safe for the baby? Read on to learn what new studies reveal… Fetal ultrasound has been around for 50 years. The benefits are considerable. The imaging procedure accurately estimates when the baby was conceived, determines when to induce labor, identifies multiple babies and detects abnormalities. Furthermore, today’s ultrasound machines provide images of the baby with remarkable clarity and detail, contributing to the…
  • Knee Pain Help: Surgery or Exercise?

    13 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerKnee pain is a constant companion for many people over age 50. Controversy swirls around the best way to treat the problem. Read on for advice about whether you should undergo surgery or exercise instead… This topic is personal. I confess to having aging knees, and I’ve undergone multiple arthroscopic surgeries over the past 15 years. Football and rugby games have exacted their toll. Now I again face decision about whether to undergo keyhole surgery for knee pain. A new report suggests that I should spare the knife in…
  • Returning to Haiti With Fresh Eyes

    22 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical Officer On June 29, Lifescript will bring a medical, volunteer and documentary team back to the Glory Glory clinic and orphanage in southwestern Haiti. Here, team leader Edward C. Geehr, M.D., explains his plans for the mission… Lifescript’s Team Haiti is in the final stages of preparation for our trip to the Glory Glory orphanage and clinic. For me, this is an exciting return journey. More than half of the 25 travelers – including 10 children, accompanied by their parents – have never been to the island. I’m a…
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala

  • Can we train our brain to dislike the food we crave?

    Dr. Ayala
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:47 am
    If ice cream were associated with filth, disease and desolation, rather than with long summer days, azure beaches and beautiful, fit, thin, sun-kissed people would we overcome our sweet tooth and like it just a little less? That’s exactly what a new study tried to find out.
  • Dream yourself thin?

    Dr. Ayala
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    A new review article in The Journal of Health Psychology examines how sleep impacts food intake, and suggests that when sleep is disrupted our hormones (such as leptin and ghrelin) drive hunger, our cognition is impaired -- leading to less impulse control -- and we tend to look for pleasurable stimuli such as food to reward ourselves out of our crankiness.
  • Are we eating our veggies yet?

    Dr. Ayala
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:16 am
    A report from the US Department of Agriculture finds that American farmers are have grown 5 percent more veggies in the past year, that, despite the drought, floods and all. But Americans aren’t eating more veggies: the local consumption remained almost flat.
  • Kale (prepared two ways) salad

    Dr. Ayala
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:05 am
    We've become a kale obsessed nation in the last few years, but I do hope kale isn't one of these trends that rise, peak -- which it already has -- ebb and then be forgotten. Because kale is really great: tasty (when prepared right), nutritious, and it keeps fresh for a long while (much unlike spinach that wilts very quickly).
  • Can water improve your mood?

    Dr. Ayala
    3 Jun 2015 | 7:29 am
    While we know that not having enough to drink in extreme heat, or when vigorously exercising makes people very unhappy (and quite ill), it’s less clear how small changes in fluid intake affect mood and energy levels.
 
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    Healthier Talk

  • Practice Mindful Meditation to Combat Disease

    Dr. Isaac Eliaz
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    The health benefits of meditation, whether secular or spiritual, have long been recognized in the East, and now these benefits have successfully been tested in the rigors of the scientific community with excellent results. More and more peer reviewed research on meditation confirms that it is a viable method of improving health and psychological/emotional well being, helping with issues ranging from cardiovascular disease, inflammation, immune activity, to pain, anxiety, depression, mental imbalances, and more. As a relaxation technique, meditation offers many benefits, and it is well known…
  • Shun the Sun at Your Own Risk?

    iHealthTube
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    Because of the associated risks of too much sun exposure – skin damage and cancer to name the most well known – more and more people are following the common advice to avoid the sun. However, as Dr. Elizabeth Plourde explains in this interview, sun exposure is vital for the human body’s production of vitamin D. And indeed, we’re currently seeing a rise in conditions related to vitamin D deficiency, such as Rickets. Dr. Plourde gives suggestions on how to balance out sun exposure to maintain optimal health.
  • Relief for Mosquito Bites

    Dr. Jonathan Wright
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:47 am
    Q: Working in my garden in the evening, I end up covered in bug bites. What can I do to relieve the inflammation? Dr. Wright: One of the most effective treatments for mosquito bites (or other bug bites) is a paste made of any of the digestive enzymes — pancreatin, bromelain, or papain. These enzymes come in tablet, capsule, or powder form and are available in any natural food store. The powder form is ready to be mixed, but tablets can be crushed and capsules emptied. Then, combine the resulting powder with as little water as necessary to make a paste. The paste should be applied…
  • 10 Natural Remedies for Poison Ivy

    Dr. Edward Group
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Well summer’s here and you know what that means. That’s right, more outdoor fun and, unfortunately, probably a few cases of poison ivy to go along with it. If you’ve never experienced a case of poison ivy consider yourself incredibly lucky. Poison ivy causes a rash when the plant toxin, urushiol (one of the deadliest natural poisons on the planet) comes into contact with human skin. Along with the rash comes swelling, blisters, pain and an amazing amount of itching. Besides intense itching and pain, accidentally rubbing up against this poisonous plant can cause red bumps,…
  • The Right Hormones Can Make You Happy

    Suzy Cohen, RPh
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    Dear Pharmacist, I took your column regarding hormone replacement to my doctor. He’s never ordered progesterone, just estrogen because of the hysterectomy. For eight years, I’ve suffered with occasional hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, and I can’t lose weight. Anyway, three days later, his nurse called to say he did some research, and wanted to add bio-identical progesterone to my compounded prescription cream. Two weeks later, I feel remarkably better. –S.H., Boca Raton, Florida Answer: You’re lucky your doctor is open-minded. This is an important topic so…
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  • Substantial Queries About the Act of Abortion. Has to it be law.

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    17 Jul 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Abortion is the method of taking out fetus for the uterus which results in termination of childbearing. This technique is one of the accepted surgical procedures conducted in the united states and other countries year in year out. Medical studies let you know more than 30 per cent this ladies cease their pregnancy trough abortion. Recently, abortion has become a essential honest obstacle in the field of national politics, rules and in addition religion as every and each sector features its own opinion and interpretation all the way to the main topic of abortion. Such as, a few individuals…
  • Major Questions Regarding the action of Abortion. Seriously should it be official.

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    23 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    Abortion is the procedure of doing away with fetus away from the womb which leads to termination of being pregnant. This approach has become the established medical procedures executed in the country in addition to nations every year. Clinical tests signify more and more than 30 percent of these wives last part their gestation trough abortion. By now, abortion has changed into a very important honest difficulty in the field of politics, regulation and likewise religion as each and every sector has its own opinion and interpretation towards the main topic of abortion. As an illustration, a few…
  • Main Queries About the Act of Abortion. Will have to it be lawful.

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    1 Jun 2015 | 8:05 am
    Abortion is the procedure of the removal of fetus by way of the womb which results in termination of being pregnant. This approach is amongst the regarded surgical procedures carried out in the country coupled with other nations each year. Research studies signify more than 30 pct on the girls close their pregnancy trough abortion. Right now, abortion has developed into essential honest predicament in the area of nation-wide politics, law and moreover religion as every and each field has its own interpretation and opinion towards the main topic of abortion. For instance, some folks imagine…
  • Premier Questions Regarding the Act of Abortion. Ought it be 100 % legal.

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    14 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Abortion is the procedure of taking out unborn child out from the womb which results in termination of childbearing. This procedure is amongst the renowned medical procedures performed in the united states besides other countries every year. Tests specify that more than 30 per-cent through the girls cease their having a baby trough abortion. Currently, abortion has developed into important ethical difficulty in the area of nation-wide politics, regulation and likewise religious beliefs as every and each industry has its own opinion and interpretation when it comes to the main topic of…
  • Leading Queries About the action of Abortion. Will probably it be 100 % legal.

    admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    Abortion is the process of taking off unborn child out of your uterus which results in termination of pregnancy. This technique is among the best-known medical procedures accomplished in the us together with other nations from year to year. Learning indicate that more than 30 percentage around the females ending their giving birth trough abortion. Nowadays, abortion has turned into a really important honest matter in the field of national politics, rules and in addition faith as every and each marketplace has its own interpretation and opinion towards the topic of abortion. Like, in some…
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    mobihealthnews

  • XLerate’s third class tackles clinical trials, medication adherence, oncology

    Jonah Comstock
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Louisville, Kentucky-based XLerate Health has announced its latest class of seven startups. This is only the third cohort to go through XLerate’s 13-week course, which kicks off August 3rd and runs through the end of October. “We have a stellar set of teams, many of which have seasoned founders/entrepreneurs,” Bob Saunders, XLerateHealth’s chairman and co-founder, said […]
  • DoD taps FDA-cleared device for battlefield diagnosis of traumatic brain injuries

    Jonah Comstock
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
    The US Department of Defense may soon start using smartphone-based diagnosis tools to detect traumatic brain injuries in soldiers on the battlefield. According to a post on its “Armed with Science” blog, the DoD is working with Bethesda, Maryland-based Brainscope to put its FDA-cleared Ahead 200 device into action. Currently, it takes a CT scan to definitively […]
  • At Internet of Things hearing, industry groups petition Congress for light regulatory touch

    Jonah Comstock
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    Yesterday the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held a hearing about the Internet of Things, and though the conversation was broad and far-reaching, mobile health and healthcare connectivity did hold some floor time. Both Morgan Reed, executive director of ACT The App Organization and Gary Shapiro, CEO and President of the Consumer Electronics Association, spoke […]
  • Healthbox adds 10 startups to new Chicago next class

    Aditi Pai
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    Digital health accelerator Healthbox has added ten companies to its next accelerator, which will be located in Chicago. This is the fourth program Healthbox has run in Chicago and its 14th programs overall. Healthbox partnered with insurance company Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare to launch the class. Since launching the accelerator in 2012, Healthbox has […]
  • Cigna adds claim submissions via phone camera to international app

    Jonah Comstock
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    Cigna Envoy, the insurance company’s app for American employees living abroad, has added a mobile claims function that allows users to file a claim by taking a picture of a receipt. The functionality is mostly unnecessary for the domestic version of the app, MyCigna, because for those users claims are submitted by their provider. “We’ve been […]
 
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    Health in 30

  • New Lifestyle Site at BarbaraFicarra.com

    admin
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA   While Healthin30.com continues to provide health information, a new sister site has been launched. Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA is the creator and founder of BarbaraFicarra.com, a lifestyle destination site to help you live a happier, bolder, healthier and a more stylish life. Barbara explores the intersection between interior design, health, tech and art. HEALTH AND INTERIOR DESIGN As a registered nurse and an interior design enthusiast, I combined two loves, health and interior design. As your HEALTH DESIGNER™ my passion is to bring you inspiration…
  • How to Boost Happiness: New Ways to Live a Happy Lifestyle – Watch Barbara Ficarra Offer Simple Lifestyle Tips on CT Style

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:14 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA A healthy lifestyle is all about the small steps or actions that we take because it can have a big impact on our wellbeing. Watch as Barbara Ficarra talks about simple lifestyle tips you can do every day to live a healthier and happy life. From mastering the moment, to getting the right amount of sleep to expressing gratitude and kindness, and keeping your thoughts positive; Barbara dishes with Ryan Kristafer and Teresa Dufour on CT Style-WTNH News. How to Boost Happiness: New Ways to Live a Happy Lifestyle with Barbara Ficarra Guest Lifestyle Expert on CT…
  • Media-TV: Barbara Ficarra Discusses 5 Healthy Ways to Help Boost Happiness on WTNH News 8 – CT Style

    admin
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Media:  On-Camera – TV  WTNH NEWS 8 – CT STYLE I was thrilled to join hosts Ryan Kristafer and Teresa Dufour at WTNH News 8 on CT Style to discuss 5 healthy ways to help boost happiness. (Clip coming soon.) Update: Watch here. Ryan Kristafer, Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA, Teresa Dufour Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA   Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Connect with Barbara | Stay in touch • Visit Healthin30  • Follow Barbara on Twitter • Like Healthin30  | Like Barbara Ficarra • Become a Fan and Like Barbara on The Huffington…
  • 5 Ways to Help Boost Your Happiness

    admin
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Here are five simple ways to help boost your happiness right now. 1. Master the moment with wonderment and enthusiasm. “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” — Socrates With mindfulness, relish and enjoy the simple things with wonderment and enthusiasm. Whether it’s laughing with your family and friends, feeling sand on your feet, listening to the rain, running a 5k, walking in the park, cooking your favorite meal, throwing a Frisbee, playing with your puppy (or other favorite pet), reading a new book, hiking a new trail, organizing…
  • Social Media: What Consumers Need to Know About Online Health Information

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

  • Final Deadlift Day for the Summer

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:22 am
    <!-- .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { font-size: 12pt; font-family:Calibri } --> Yesterday was another CASS-Free day thanks to the support and accountability of the TT forum, but this morning there was pre-workout caffeine, and stevia in some protein shakes. That's because today was a deadlift day. It's my final workout before I hit the road for 17 days. There will
  • QnA and Meathead Answers

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    Today was going to be a garage gym workout, but the internet went down so I biked downtown to Balzac's coffee shop to write and connect with the ETR Team in Denver. After getting ahead on my day, I went over to the Y for a classic Meathead workout. 1A) Bench Press1B) Face Pull2A) Pullup2B) DB Incline Press3A) Dips3B) More pullupsNow I'll get 48 hours rest till my final Deadlift workout before
  • Free TT App is here!

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Finally, your demands have been heard!  We've just released a free daily workout video app.  Click here to download it for FREE You'll HD-quality videos delivered directly to your iPhone so that you can do NO-equipment workouts anytime, anywhere. You'll also get: Metabolic Kick-Starter to boost your metabolism in just
  • Squat Summer Day

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    What a day. I've been very lucky this summer. Since arriving home from all my travels in early July, the weather has been near perfect every day out here on the farm and in the big city of Toronto. Today is hot and sunny. Probably too hot and sunny for ol' Bally and his permanent sweater, but it made for a great walk at sunrise today. After an early breakfast, I got down to the local YMCA for
  • Want to be a part of the Turbulence Training team?

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you want one of the secrets to success in life, a tip that will help you lose weight, drop bad habits, and change your life, here it is: Surround yourself with people who are better than you…they will bring out the best in you. Who you associate with is more important than you could ever imagine. Do not accept anything less than the best – otherwise you are cheating
 
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    Health Wonk Review

  • Health Wonk Review - upcoming hosts

    16 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    August edition: August 20, 2015 - Peggy Salvatore - Health Systems Ed Blog
  • New Health Wonk Review at InsureBlog

    16 Jul 2015 | 2:23 am
    Hank Stern has posted Health Wonk Review: Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Drinks at InsureBlog.
  • New Health Wonk Review at Boston Health News

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:03 am
    Tinker Ready has posted Kings, dogs and Burwells: The latest policy posts from the Health Wonk Review #HWR at Boston Health News.
  • New Health Wonk Review at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

    4 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Louise Norris has posted Summertime! Health Wonk Review at Colorado Health Insurance Insider.
  • Health Wonk Review Archives: 2006-2015

    1 Jun 2015 | 2:40 am
    July 16, 2015 - Hank Stern at InsureBlog June 18, 2015 - Tinker Ready at Boston Health News June 4, 2015 - Louise Norris at Colorado Health Insurance Insider May 21, 2015 - Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider May 7, 2015 - Steve Anderson at medicareresources.org blog April 23, 2015 - Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters March 26, 2015 - Jennifer Salopek at Wing of Zock March 12, 2015 - Brad Wright at Wright on Health February 26, 2015 - David Williams at Health Business Blog February 12, 2015 - Peggy Salvatore at Health System Ed Blog January 29, 2015 - Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist…
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    Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

  • Health Insurer Merger Mania -- Muscle-Bound Competitors And A New Cold War In Health Care

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    It is doubtful that the dramatically escalating consolidation in both the health insurance industry and among hospitals and doctors will make our health care system either more efficient or more competitive. This reminds me of the Cold War. Each side gets more powerful so that the other side can’t come to dominate it. The two sides finally get so big and powerful they reach a point of détente
  • California Senate Votes To Open Up Obamacare To 2.5 Million Illegal Residents

    21 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    King V. Burwell Opponents Said Killing Subsidies Would Blow Up Obamacare­­––Now They Want To Open Up Unsubsidized Care To Illegal Californians And consider this. Passage of the California legislation that has already cleared the Senate (SB 4) could be a real boon to the business of health care delivery in California. California’s impressive medical system could be the leader in international
  • Could Humana Grovel Any More To Get the Aetna-Humana Merger Approved By the Obama Administration?

    7 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    See my post at Forbes
  • Why The Affordable Care Act Isn't 'Here to Stay'­­­­--In One Picture

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:39 am
    Why is Obamacare still so unpopular? Why aren’t the working class and middle-class signing up for it? Why is the Obamacare population sicker and causing so many big rate increases a year earlier than expected? Is Obamacare financially sustainable in its present form? Is it politically sustainable as it is? Here is one picture that tells you just about everything you need to know to
  • The King V. Burwell Decision

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:12 am
    First, as any of us who know the market can appreciate, the Court just saved the Republicans from themselves. They were in no way ready to avoid the crisis that would have engulfed the individual market––half of those people on the exchange who would have lost their subsidies and the other half off-exchange that would have seen 30% to 50% rate increases––on top of the big increases already
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    HealthBlawg :: David Harlow's Health Care Law Blog

  • The Operating System for Value-Based Care

    David Harlow
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    In my role as counsel to Flow Health, I sat down with Neil Versel at the MedCity ENGAGE 2015 patient engagement conference in Bethesda to discuss the current environment: Meaningful Use, interoperability and the Flow Health philosophy of creating an operating system for value-based care that enables collaboration among patients, caregivers, providers and payors, by creating a longitudinal health record of complete EHR data – and tools to interact with that record – in order to drive improvements in health, in health care and in the health care system. Here are some highlights from that…
  • Pan Mass Challenge 2015 – Please Support My Ride

    David Harlow
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:21 am
    It’s that time again – the Pan Mass Challenge is coming up the first weekend of August, and this will be my twelfth year as part of the PMC. Every year, riders along the 2-day, 200-mile route are part of a village on wheels that comes together to fight cancer.  The 5000+ riders, and the volunteer bike mechanics, massage therapists, folks who prepare and serve food and drink, folks who come out in droves to cheer us on, and say “Thanks for riding,” all join together in support of a cause.  We need your help to support this cause — the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer…
  • Whither Interoperability? The 21st Century Cures Act

    David Harlow
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    Tucked into the FDA innovations of the 21st Century Cures Act recently passed by the House of Representatives and sent over to the Senate is a subtitle on interoperability. (Link goes to bill summary and status page. See Title II – Delivery, Subtitle A – Interoperability, pp. 244-298 of the PDF of the bill as sent from the House to the Senate. H.R. 6, 21st Century Cures Act.) Your faithful HealthBlawger will highlight some interesting points; it is worth reading the whole subtitle. ONC issued a draft ten-year interoperability roadmap earlier this year. While it represents a…
  • On Making Patient Reviews of Physicians More Useful

    David Harlow
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:50 am
    I recently hosted a Google Hangout on Air entitled Patient Reviews of Physicians: The Wisdom of the Crowd? (presented by The Harlow Group LLC in association with The Society for Participatory Medicine). I spoke with Niam Yaraghi (Center for Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution) and Casey Quinlan (Mighty Casey Media) following their interesting back-and-forth online on the question of whether and how patient reviews of physicians can add value. Please take a look at the posts that preceded the hangout. Here are the initial post and reaction: Niam’s post and Casey’s post – as…
  • Appointment Reminders, Patient Marketing, HIPAA and You

    David Harlow
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:54 am
    Thank you to PatientPrompt for hosting a webinar I gave last week entitled Appointment Reminders, Patient Marketing, HIPAA and You. In case you missed the webinar, here are my slides: Appointment Reminders, Patient Marketing, HIPAA and You from David Harlow You should also check out Colin Hung’s livetweeting of the presentation, and a guest post I wrote in the days before the webinar, Health Care Marketing Communications in the Face of HIPAA. If you contact the good people at PatientPrompt they will be able to hook you up with a recording of the webinar and some other goodies. David…
 
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    InsureBlog

  • Paying More and Enjoying it Less

    1 Aug 2015 | 6:18 am
    If you like your plan ......... If you like your doctor ........... We will reduce premiums by $2500 .........Not only are legal Americans paying more for their health insurance AND health care while enjoying it less, some have figured out how to get money without buying coverage.The IRS fined more than 7.5 million Americans who didn’t have health insurance in 2014, even as Obamacare subsidies flowed to people who didn’t even exist. - WatchdogPresumably these non-existent subsidy recipients were people who also voted in the last two presidential elections.But an investigation by the…
  • Punctuation Counts

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Are you the type that pays attention to punctuation? How about an asterisk that directs you to a footnote.If you just ignore them, you should consider changing.Here's a wake up call about your Social Security statement.At first glance, the statement did not appear menacing. I was told I could expect to receive a benefit of “about $2,136 a month” upon reaching age 70 — which certainly seems like good news. But immediately I thought of a parallel of President Obama’s infamous Obamacare promise: “If you like your Social Security, you can keep your Social Security.” - National…
  • About that promise

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    So I'm currently going through a batch of renewals for clients with Grandmothered individual medical plans. Briefly, these are older plans that are exempt from some (but not all) SCOTUScare requirements. In general, they have much lower out-of-pocket maximums and (for co-pay plans) unlimited co-pays for doctor's visits and the like.The downside is that, although these can (currently) be renewed, they can't be changed in any substantive way (such as increasing the deductible to lower the premium). This creates a challenge: my clients want to keep plans that are becoming increasingly less…
  • Don't Believe Everything

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    Just because you saw it on the internet, does not mean it's true. - A. LincolnHeadline reads, "Obamacare rates only going up 4%".However .............While average premiums will rise only 4 percent statewide, rates will climb as high as 12.8 percent in Santa Cruz County, 7 percent in Santa Clara County and more than 6 percent in Alameda and San Mateo counties, exchange officials revealed. - Washington TimesEven then, it could be worse.But he acknowledged that Northern California would be harder hit in 2016. So did others.“Particularly in the Bay Area and Sacramento there is a lack of choice…
  • LTCi in 1,000 words

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:33 am
    Interesting Long Term Care insurance infographic (although they missed one in the "Care Giver Troubles" category: loss of Social Security and other retirement plan buildup, payout):[Click image to embiggen][Hat Tip: FoIB Allison Bell]Original content copyright © InsureBlog
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    Health Business Blog

  • How immigrants help health reform succeed

    dewe67
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Medicare turns 50 today, which has provided an opportunity for all manner of retrospectives and speculation about what the future holds. The Partnership for a New American Economy is publicizing one of my favorite arguments: that immigrants are a key reason that Medicare is still solvent. Their 2014 study (Staying Covered: How Immigrants Have Prolonged the Solvency of One of Medicare’s Key Trust Funds and Subsidized Care for U.S. Seniors) concludes: Immigrants are subsidizing Medicare’s core trust fund Immigrants played a critical role subsidizing Medicare’s Hospital…
  • Why am I getting so many spam invites on LinkedIn?

    dewe67
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Over the last few days I’ve received several LinkedIn requests that don’t look real. Typically they are from “people” with the title of Research Associate  or something similar. When I view the profile there is almost nothing there. However, they usually have at least one other connection with someone in my network. Here are a few examples — I’ve left off the connections we have in common so as not to embarrass anyone who’s blindly accepting LinkedIn invites. My best guess is this is some sort of spam or phishing attempt. I’ve been reporting…
  • Four reasons Praluent is not Sovaldi

    dewe67
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    Watch out budget busters! From the New York Times (New Drug Sharply Lowers Cholesterol, But it’s Costly) Praluent, which analysts project will become a huge seller, is expected to become the next flashpoint in the growing controversy of escalating pharmaceutical prices, and health plans are expected to put in place strict measures to control which patients can use the drug and prevent it from becoming a budget buster. This story and similar ones say Praluent may be like Sovaldi, an expensive Hepatitis C drug that has driven up healthcare costs over the past year or so. According to…
  • par8o and IRCDA team to automate clinical assessment with SCAMPS

    dewe67
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    Scamp meet SCAMP par80 and the Institute for Relevant Clinical Data Analytics (IRCDA) have teamed up to enable sophisticated clinical decision support at the point of care using SCAMPS. I asked Dr. Adam Sharp,  par80’s cofounder, president and chief medical officer to explain. What are SCAMPs? How do they differ from evidence-based protocols? SCAMPs are Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plans. SCAMPs outline a data-backed, consensus-based, care pathway for a diverse patient population with a particular diagnosis or condition. Data is collected on the treatment and…
  • Fast progress on transgender benefits

    dewe67
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner has brought transgender issues quickly to the fore. What I had not realized is that major employers and the federal government are well on their way toward providing coverage for transition-related health care. I’m not in a position to comment on the adequacy of the coverage, but just want to make the point that it’s advanced faster than I thought. According to Business Insurance (Transgender benefits gain attention of employers), the Office of Personnel Management recently required Federal Employee Benefit Plan providers to cover…
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    The Population Health Blog

  • Health Care Cost Inflation Returns

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    True, that....Call it the return to the old normal.With the slow recovery of the U.S. economy, the advent of some blockbuster drugs and the entry of more than 8 million newly-insured persons, healthcare cost inflation is ticking back up. Writing in Health Affairs, CMS' actuaries are projecting a 5.8% year-over-year rate of inflation that reminds them of the years prior to the Great Recession. This rate is projected to grow faster than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which means that by 2024, the U.S. will be devoting 19.6% of its economy to healthcare.Some…
  • A Primer on Population Health

    23 Jul 2015 | 6:48 am
    If you need to help a colleague who is clueless about cost-saving potential  of population health, the Population Health Blog recommends you refer him or her to this efficiently written primer from The Health Care Transformation Task Force's High Cost Patient Work Group. Basically, if the small number of patients who are destined to be high cost can be prospectively a) identified and b) helped, a lot of money could be saved.  By focusing resources on a small fraction of insured people, the costs for the entire risk pool can be decreased.In the meantime the…
  • Are Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) Important to ACO Success? Payment Arrangements Say Otherwise

    22 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    Long ago, the Population Health Blog learned that when it comes to health insurance, capitation or bundled payments brakes, while fee-for service payments are gas. Too many physician office visits?  Use "capitation" brakes. Want to increase physician visits?  Apply a payment for each encounter with some FFS gas.  Health care organizations can pass this arrangement onto their physicians. They can pay them with a salary (a form of capitation), or a variable "productivity" compensation (seeing more patients is compensated with a form of FFS) or with a combination of both. …
  • The Latest Health Wonk Review is Up!

    16 Jul 2015 | 9:45 am
    Hank Stern of the InsureBlog has posted the latest version of the Health Wonk Review.  Titled Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Drinks, this compendium of posts is sure to quench any thirst for health policy braininess.Enjoy!
  • Three Downsides to Commercial Health Insurer Consolidation

    8 Jul 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Scott Gottlieb argues that the Aetna-Humana and the Anthem-Cigna combinations are evidence of waning insurer competition that is the direct result of Obamacare.  Not only are ACOs not a panacea, but the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandate to limit administrative costs is forcing Aetna et al to spread their costs over a larger base.  Dr. Gottlieb fears that the oligopolies won't be able to deliver on innovation and will limit consumer choice    Too bad The WSJ didn't give him more print space.  If they did, Dr. Gottlieb may…
 
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    Colorado Health Insurance Insider

  • Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Drinks HWR

    Louise Norris
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Hank Stern of InsureBlog has put together the latest Health Wonk Review: Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Drinks.  Make sure to check it out. The post Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Drinks HWR appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • A petition to make pregnancy a qualifying event in Colorado – but something doesn’t add up

    Louise Norris
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Last month, Broomfield resident Sean Jenks created a Change.org petition asking Colorado lawmakers to allow a special enrollment period for women who become pregnant.  It's picked up considerably steam in the last 24 hours, and now has more than 13,000 supporters. Jenks points out that New York and California have taken steps to make pregnancy […] The post A petition to make pregnancy a qualifying event in Colorado – but something doesn’t add up appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and…
  • Broker participation in Connect for Health Colorado

    Louise Norris
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:43 pm
    As of the end of June, Connect for Health Colorado had 134,200 people with effectuated individual private plan enrollments for 2015.  Of those, 62,146 had help from a broker, and 9,509 had help from a health coverage guide (Colorado's version of navigators).  According to the Connect for Health Colorado 2015 enrollment report, just 1% of […] The post Broker participation in Connect for Health Colorado appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • Connect for Health Colorado board meeting – Jay’s proposals

    Louise Norris
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Earlier this month, Representative Hullinghorst, the Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, appointed Jay to the Connect for Health Colorado board of directors.  Jay and I have always worked as a team, and we're honored and excited to have the opportunity to help guide the exchange going forward.  We welcome feedback from the rest […] The post Connect for Health Colorado board meeting – Jay’s proposals appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • Proposed rate increases in Colorado: CO-OP up 21%, Kaiser up 2%

    Louise Norris
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:57 pm
    The back-story Last September, when we wrote about the fact that the average individual rates increase in Colorado was less than one percent for 2015, we noted that the overall rate increase was astoundingly low - far lower than anything we'd seen during our time in this industry. And although it will be several more weeks […] The post Proposed rate increases in Colorado: CO-OP up 21%, Kaiser up 2% appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
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    Healthcare Economist

  • Friday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Being transgender and finding a doctor. Do you accurately perceive your risk of death? Performance-based financing in Cambodia. The cost of obesity in China. 5.25 seconds.
  • ACC/AHA Statement on Measuring Treatment Value

    Jason Shafrin
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:24 pm
    The conventional premise governing performance measures and guideline recommendation…is that all healthcare professionals should act in the best interests of their patients without regard to costs. However, as the cost of medical care has increased, specialty societies are increasing considering the cost of care when selecting treatments. For instance, A recent survey reported that slightly more than half of the largest US physician societies explicitly consider costs in developing their guideline documents, although their approach remains vague. If one considers the patient-physician…
  • Is Medicare no longer a budget buster?

    Jason Shafrin
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Not entirely, but the 2015 Medicare Trustees report is certainly more optimistic than in the past. Brookings reports: The Trustees have dramatically lowered their projections of long-run Medicare expenditure growth. In 2009, for example, the Trustees projected that Medicare spending would reach 11.2 percent of GDP by 2080—compared with just 6 percent in this year’s report. The change in the spending outlook is attributable to the effects of the ACA on provider reimbursements and a much slower rate of increase in actual Medicare expenditures since 2009. Excess cost growth in…
  • Does your employer cover transgender benefits?

    Jason Shafrin
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:13 pm
    It may be more likely than you think. The Health Business Blog (via Business Insurance) notes that: …the Office of Personnel Management recently required Federal Employee Benefit Plan providers to cover transition-related care…About half of large employers offer transgender-related surgical coverage compared with 5 percent in 2007, according to a National Business Group on Health survey. Why would an employer cover these benefits? Altruism? Not entirely. David Williams writes: An increasing belief that such coverage is medically necessary, and therefore in keeping with the…
  • Friday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Paying for primary care. Is marijuana ‘medical’? Why rent control is bad. Minimum wage. Health insurance and cable.
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    Workers Comp Insider

  • Summertime: Health Wonks still on the job

    jferguson
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:03 am
    Despite sultry summer days and vacations, the health wonks are still on the case. Check out the July update of Health Wonk Review: Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Drinks. The substantive offerings from all corners of the health policy blogosphere show that the wonks aren’t slacking off. Host Hank Stern does an excellent job of dishing things out at InsureBlog, also offering “a spoonful of sugar to make the medicine go down” in the form of seasonal cocktail recipes. Check it out!
  • There’s No Fairy Godmother For This Cinderella

    Tom Lynch
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    I’d like to make a bet with you. Here it is. I bet you will answer “Yes” to at least one of the following three questions: Do you know anyone who works as a Personal Care Aide or a Home Health Aide? Has anyone in your immediate family, now or in the last 10 years, been taken care of by a Personal Care Aide or a Home Health Aide? Do you personally know anyone who  now or in the last year employed the services of a Personal Care Aide or a Home Health Aide? I like my odds. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, six of the ten fastest growing occupations from 2012 to…
  • Employee Misclassification: The Beat Goes On And On And On And…

    Tom Lynch
    8 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Bill Clinton used to say that (fill in the blank) would last “until the last dog dies.” Well, friends, today’s topic is all about a dog that won’t die, absolutely refuses to die, will outlive us all, cannot be killed. You get the point. Eleven years ago (I almost feel like writing “in a galaxy far away”), the Insider started to track the illegal practice of misclassifying employees. We found that, while it was almost ubiquitous in the construction industry, its tentacles reached into other industries as well. We saw it as widespread right in our…
  • Peter Rousmaniere Takes On The Opioid Controversy And Offers A Prescription For The Future

    Tom Lynch
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:08 am
    Work Comp Central has published We’re Beating Back Opioids – Now What? ,  written by columnist Peter Rousmaniere in cooperation with CompPharma, a consortium of workers’ compensation Pharmacy Benefit Managers. To say the Mr. Rousmaniere is a “workers’ compensation thought leader” is a little like saying Ted Williams was a pretty good baseball player. In this provocative analysis he expertly  chronicles the increasingly alarming rise in opioid usage to treat work injuries from the early 1990s through the first decade of this century, what he calls…
  • News Roundup: ACA, WC & Profitability, Pain, Opioids & More

    jferguson
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    The big news that’s dominated the week is the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act subsidies. NAIC’s statement on the ACA ruling sums things up well: “Uncertainty in insurance is not a good thing. The decision allows regulators, consumers and the industry a level of certainty that supports stability for insurance markets in our states. The NAIC will continue to support state insurance departments – as we have done since the passage of the ACA – and ensure consumers are protected, regardless of the type of exchange in any given state. There are still a number…
 
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    Health Care Renewal

  • 60% of the CEOs of America's "Great Health Systems" Have No Educational Background in Health Care

    31 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    We have noted that US health care has been taken over by generic managers.  A recent article about the CEOs of purportedly some of America's best hospitals provides some quantitative data.A few days ago, Becker's Hospital Review published a list of the educational background of the CEOs of the "50 great health systems to know | 2015," (at least according to Becker's.  The article noted that their educational experiences took place at, Ivy League schools, small liberal arts colleges, Big Ten universities, law schools, medical schools and more.That is nice, but I decided to simply…
  • Entresto: Blockbuster, or Just Over Hyped? - Whatever, It Will Cost $4500 a Year

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    The newest drug for congestive heart failure, Entresto, a fixed combination of valsartan and sacubitril, has just hit the market at an elevated price.  Like other drugs recently introduced as blockbusters, the high price does not seem clearly justified by clinical evidence about the drug's benefits and harms.   Questions Raised by the One Big Published Controlled Trial Last year, we discussed the hoopla around a study of a new drug for congestive heart failure (CHF),(1) a fixed combination of valsartan and sacubitril. Also, on the now defunct CardioExchange blog, Dr Vinay Prasad…
  • What They Really Think of Us, UK Version - Health Secretary Derides NHS Doctors for Not Working Enough on Weekends

    26 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    A new story from the UK suggests what top leaders of health care really think about health care professionals.  I realize that I risk showing my shallow understanding of UK politics when I comment on this, but I believe that the story is straightforward enough for someone from the US to understand, and has  lessons for the US and other countries.UK Health Secretary Says Doctors Do Not Work Enough on Weekends The story started earlier in July, 2016, when the current UK Health Secretary within the current Conservative government told National Health System (NHS) doctors they must work…
  • Turn, Turn, Turn - from Columbia/ HCA Executive, to Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, to Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to America's Healt Insurance Plans (AHIP)

    16 Jul 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Marilyn Tavenner's career continues to revolve, er, evolve.Columbia/ HCAMarilyn Tavenner worked for Columbia / HCA, now HCA, although details of her job there are sketchy.  Apparently she worked there for a long time, according to a 2015 article in the Nashville Business Journal,Tavenner work [sic] in a variety of roles for Nashville-based HCA Holdings Inc for 25 years.She worked long enough to earn a fairly generous pension.  As a 2012 a Washington Times article stated,In a recent filing with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, she reported that through a supplemental executive…
  • Who Benefits? - Rising Generic Drug Prices and the Case of Mylan's Conflicted Property Purchases

    8 Jul 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Rising Generic Drug PricesHealth care costs in the US continue their seemingly inexorable rise.  Even the parts of health care that used to seem reasonably priced now are affected.  As Ed Silverman discussed on PharmaLotprices for many generic drugs have been climbing, prompting concerns that a low-cost staple of the U.S. health care system might soon strain budgets.Generic drugs, like practically every other part of US health care, have become big business.  As a Forbes article pointed out, the industry is becoming more consolidated, and more likely to suffer from…
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  • New Lifestyle Site at BarbaraFicarra.com

    admin
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA   While Healthin30.com continues to provide health information, a new sister site has been launched. Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA is the creator and founder of BarbaraFicarra.com, a lifestyle destination site to help you live a happier, bolder, healthier and a more stylish life. Barbara explores the intersection between interior design, health, tech and art. HEALTH AND INTERIOR DESIGN As a registered nurse and an interior design enthusiast, I combined two loves, health and interior design. As your HEALTH DESIGNER™ my passion is to bring you inspiration…
  • How to Boost Happiness: New Ways to Live a Happy Lifestyle – Watch Barbara Ficarra Offer Simple Lifestyle Tips on CT Style

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:14 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA A healthy lifestyle is all about the small steps or actions that we take because it can have a big impact on our wellbeing. Watch as Barbara Ficarra talks about simple lifestyle tips you can do every day to live a healthier and happy life. From mastering the moment, to getting the right amount of sleep to expressing gratitude and kindness, and keeping your thoughts positive; Barbara dishes with Ryan Kristafer and Teresa Dufour on CT Style-WTNH News. How to Boost Happiness: New Ways to Live a Happy Lifestyle with Barbara Ficarra Guest Lifestyle Expert on CT…
  • Media-TV: Barbara Ficarra Discusses 5 Healthy Ways to Help Boost Happiness on WTNH News 8 – CT Style

    admin
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Media:  On-Camera – TV  WTNH NEWS 8 – CT STYLE I was thrilled to join hosts Ryan Kristafer and Teresa Dufour at WTNH News 8 on CT Style to discuss 5 healthy ways to help boost happiness. (Clip coming soon.) Update: Watch here. Ryan Kristafer, Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA, Teresa Dufour Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA   Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Connect with Barbara | Stay in touch • Visit Healthin30  • Follow Barbara on Twitter • Like Healthin30  | Like Barbara Ficarra • Become a Fan and Like Barbara on The Huffington…
  • 5 Ways to Help Boost Your Happiness

    admin
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Here are five simple ways to help boost your happiness right now. 1. Master the moment with wonderment and enthusiasm. “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” — Socrates With mindfulness, relish and enjoy the simple things with wonderment and enthusiasm. Whether it’s laughing with your family and friends, feeling sand on your feet, listening to the rain, running a 5k, walking in the park, cooking your favorite meal, throwing a Frisbee, playing with your puppy (or other favorite pet), reading a new book, hiking a new trail, organizing…
  • Social Media: What Consumers Need to Know About Online Health Information

    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:17 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA It’s an exciting time in health care today. The health care landscape is rapidly changing and digital technology has transformed the way we communicate, interact and search for health information. Social Media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, to name a few, are powerful and phenomenal platforms to educate the public, raise awareness of health issues and collaborate and engage in conversations. Social media platforms gives a voice to consumers. Pew Research Center reports 87% of U.S. adults use the Internet and 72% of Internet users say they…
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  • Gain Best Practices to Advance Your Trial Master File and Guarantee Compliance with the MHRA, Pfizer, GSK, Novo Nordisk and CSL Behring.

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Join 70+ TMF industry leaders to develop best practices for the management and improvement of TMFs at Europe's only case study driven TMF event. With sessions from Pfizer, Novartis, the MHRA, Quintiles and CSL Behring can you afford to miss this year's must attend TMF event? For more information check out the full agenda now. Request Free!
  • The Essentials of Healthcare IT - Summer 2015 Exclusive Kit

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am
    The Essentials of Healthcare IT - Summer 2015 Exclusive Kit, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Healthcare IT related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Healthcare IT research:Swan Valley Medical Case StudyThe Cost of Doing NothingPredictive Analytics: Breaking Through Barriers to AdoptionData-Driven Healthcare Organizations Use Big Data Analytics for Big GainsRequest Free!
  • Drive Medical Adds 900 Products to Walmart.com in One Day

    24 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    During the busiest time of the year - the holiday shopping season - Drive Medical was able to onboard 900 products to Walmart.com. Learn how Seth Diamond, VP of E-commerce, was able to:Streamline the item setup process with 100% accurate dataAutomate product content publishing for every retail partnerSave countless hours while tripling its online presence.Download this case study so you can knock down the barriers preventing you from scaling your digital footprint.Request Free!
  • Swan Valley Medical Case Study

    16 Jul 2015 | 4:20 am
    For Swan Valley Medical, inefficient paper-based manual processes were resulting in misplacement of critical documents necessary to prove compliance. Said Swan Valley's COO Laurence Sampson, "When you get hit with an audit either because information is missing or inappropriate —or your system is screwed up — you can be in trouble." In this case study, you'll learn how Arena ensured the following: Streamlined and strengthened audit processesDramatically lowered ECO mistakesReduced resources needed to manage complianceRequest Free!
  • Leveraging Cloud Financials to Support Growing Healthcare Organizations

    1 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    As they manage growth, organizations need to become more efficient with their financial processes and quickly generate insights into financial performance to optimize their operations.In this white paper from HIMSS Media Research, discover how Intacct cloud financials helps healthcare organizations to:Streamline their financial processes and increase productivityProvide deeper insight and visibility into operational performanceSupport growth and deliver increased ROIRequest Free!
 
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    The Vitals Blog

  • Skin Cancer Risk: Video

    Lauren Kroll
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:50 am
    Did you know that 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer during their lifetime? With such staggering numbers, it’s more important than ever to educate yourself on the dangers of UV rays. Watch our video to learn more about how to protect yourself, and which states have the highest risk: See the full infographic […]
  • Q&A: What Do I Need to Know About UV Safety?

    Lauren Kroll
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    July is UV Safety Month. As we’ve reached the summer solstice, it’s important to be aware of the harmful UV rays that are currently at their peak. Understanding what UV rays are, why they can be dangerous, and how to protect yourself is the best way you can keep your skin healthy (and your eyes […]
  • Skin Cancer Risk Across the U.S.

    Lauren Kroll
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    It’s a fact: Skin cancer rates are rising around the world. That may sound surprising, knowing that we are now more educated than past generations about the harm UV rays can cause to our bodies. But, even with increased education, the prevalence of sunburns continues to go up. Barely one third of Americans wear sunscreen when going […]
  • Q+A with Dr. Larry Maxwell: Gynecologic Cancers

    Lauren Kroll
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    1. What are the GYN cancers and why are they so hard to diagnose? Gynecologic cancers, sometimes referred to as cancers “below the belt,” include uterine (endometrial), cervical, ovarian, vaginal and vulvar. These cancers are extremely difficult to diagnose since most women don’t recognize the symptoms. By the time it’s detected, the disease is already […]
  • Men’s Health Month: Making Smart Lifestyle Choices

    Lauren Kroll
    11 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    It’s Men’s Health Month so take charge of your body – what you put in it and how you take care of it. If you’re someone who barely thinks about their health, there’s no better time than now to start. We’ve isolated three areas of your health that you can focus on and make a change: […]
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    The Search Principle: views are my own

  • Canada’s Five (5) Critical Areas for Health Innovation, 2015

    Dean Giustini
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Naylor, D et. al. Unleashing Innovation: Excellent Healthcare for Canada. Report of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation. 2015. Ottawa: Health Canada. This newly-released report is the product of a year-long consultation with Canadians, supplemented by literature reviews, commissioned research and discussions and deliberations of the Advisory Panel on Health Care Innovation. The report identifies five critical areas for healthcare innovation in Canada: patient engagement and empowerment health systems integration with workforce modernization technological transformation via digital…
  • CHLA/ABSC 2015 CE: Preparing for and Developing your Leadership Role

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

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

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

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

  • Tiny Liquefier Prepares Sputum Samples for Microfluidic Analysis

    Editors
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Small lab-on-a-chip devices may turn out to be excellent candidates for analyzing patient sputum because they require small sample sizes and can perform a number of steps automatically without exposing the operator to the potentially infectious samples. The problem is that sputum is hard to work with and has to be liquefied before tests can be performed on the cells within, particularly when using small microfluidic devices that are easily clogged. Researchers at Penn State have now created a tiny acoustofluidic micromixer that liquefies sputum samples evenly at 30 microliters per minute.
  • New Codman Neuro Aneurysm Coils Help Target Treatment to Patient Needs

    Editors
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:13 pm
    At the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery 12th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Codman Neuro, a part of DePuy Synthes, itself part of J&J, has released a line of coils for treating aneurysms in the brain. The new coils feature a new detachment system for more consistent results and radiopaque markers on the delivery wire help visualize placement and delivery of the device. The coils, which come in three sizes to match the aneurysm being treated, have tiny curves along the length of the wire to motivate it to flex and bunch up into a dense and complicated shape. Source: DePuy…
  • XylemDx Concept for Inkjet Printing Diagnostic Tests

    Editors
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:31 am
    Cambridge Consultants, a company that has helped out many medical device manufacturers develop new healthcare products, is unveiling a new concept for printing diagnostic test strips. The goal is to allow clinicians and pharmacists to use inkjet printers to easily produce tests specific to the needs of individual patients. The XylemDx concept involves using a printer to embed various testing modules onto a piece of paper, including ones containing biological reagents within microfluidic components, and folding the result into test strips that can be handed to a patient to take home. The…
  • Non-Invasive Neurostimulators Help Paralyzed Men Learn How to Walk Again (VIDEO)

    Editors
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:56 am
    The clinical potential for electrically triggering legs to move in paralyzed patients was thought to require implantable stimulators, but results from an exciting new study from UCLA have demonstrated otherwise. Five completely paralyzed men were able to perform walking movements with their legs, albeit lying down, thanks to externally worn transcutaneous stimulators. The devices were placed close to the spinal cord near the lower back of the patients who underwent weekly sessions for about four months to see how they respond to the therapy. Initially in the study, the men moved their legs…
  • New Optical Technology Adds Zoom, Auto Focus to Endoscopes

    Editors
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    Modern clinical endoscopes are still limited in their ability to visualize difficult to reach areas. Some endoscopes have zooming and auto-focus features, but the extra necessary components are making them bulkier. Now researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a new approach for making adjustable lenses that will allow endoscopic devices  to keep their slim profile. The new approach relies on two round polymer pieces that when aligned fit like a Yin-Yang, essentially working like one block that just lets light through. When the two pieces are moved laterally, the…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) - NHSChoices video

    21 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    NHSChoices: Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects parts of the spine. In this video, an expert describes the long-term effects of the condition, its most common symptoms and the different treatments available.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cYuwDkykoA Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • What happens when someone gets heat stroke? TED-Ed video

    14 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Have you ever suffered from exertional heat stroke? This condition is caused by intense activity in the heat and is one of the top three killers of athletes and soldiers in training. Douglas J. Casa explains heat stroke's tremendous effects on the human body and details an action plan in case it ever happens to someone you know.Lesson by Douglas J. Casa, animation by Cinematic. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Bedbugs - National Geographic video

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    An army of these can attack a person 500 times in one night:How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs - The Home Depot video: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2-4 weeks:Impact of Social Media on Dissemination of Research: close correlation between when I tweet the paper and downloads. Prior to me blogging and tweeting about the paper, it was downloaded twice. After, it immediately got 140 downloads http://buff.ly/1yf4ylWIs It Okay to Choose a Children's Hospital Based on Social Media Presence? http://buff.ly/10mSLae - Apparently, yes, it works.Self-organization on social media: endo-exo bursts and baseline fluctuations. http://buff.ly/10mTMzc…
  • Neurological center at Cleveland Clinic Florida: Egil and Pauline Braathen Center

    28 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    A look inside the Egil and Pauline Braathen Center -- the brand new 144,000 square foot Braathen Center houses world-class neurological services and comprehensive cancer program (video):"Born in London, Mrs. Braathen was a fashion model and buyer and subsequently developed her own fashion business. She married Egil Braathen, a Norwegian businessman, who became one of the country’s wealthiest men, owning and developing property throughout Norway and in other parts of the world, including the United States. He died in 2009, after suffering the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease for…
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    ScienceRoll

  • Health Trackers Are Changing The Experience of Pregnancy

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    The revolution of health tracking is getting closer to pregnancy with every new device or gadget that is designed to help expectant mothers measure health parameters about themselves or their babies.... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    Working as a speaker and consultant with medical technology, pharmaceutical and web companies; as well as universities and governments worldwide, my mission as The Medical Futurist is to make sure... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Ultimate Starter Kit For Looking Into The Future Of Medicine

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
    I receive a lot of questions from patients, physicians, researchers, developers, and policy makers after my talks about where they should start in discovering the future of medicine. Which books,... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Medical Futurist Youtube Channel: Introduction

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    I’ve been publishing videos for months on the Medical Futurist Youtube channel. I have covered the future of medicine, healthcare, diseases and technologies. I have also created top lists and... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Neuromarketing In Action

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    I recently visited the team of Synetiq in their Budapest HQ and was impressed with what I saw. They use EEG and electrodermal measurements to determine which advertisement, movie or TV episode is... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
 
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • A State-Based Strategy For Expanding Primary Care Residency

    Arthur Kaufman and Charlie Alfero
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    As the health care system looks to improve overall health and reduce unnecessary spending, primary care physicians become increasingly critical. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) recognizes that primary care clinicians have the potential to “bend the cost curve” through care coordination and preventive health care for our increasingly diverse and aging population. However, there aren’t enough primary care physicians to meet this need — especially in rural or poor urban areas. Current estimates predict that by 2035, our country will face a shortage of more than 44,000 primary care…
  • Implementing Health Reform: IRS Requests Comments On Cadillac Tax

    Timothy Jost
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    One of the last remaining features of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that has yet to be implemented is the so-called “Cadillac tax,” which takes effect in 2018. Section 4980I will impose a 40 percent excise tax on employee benefits the cost of which exceeds certain statutory limits. The Cadillac tax is intended to limit the generosity of employer coverage on the theory that excess coverage encourages excess health care expenditures and thus drives up the total cost of health care. The tax is also, however, one of the major anticipated sources of revenue under the ACA, expected to raise $87…
  • Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

    Rebecca Gale
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    Editor’s Note: “Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. Speaking From Personal Experience Pediatric neurologist Mary Zupanc had long relied on data and statistics when counseling patients and families about a course of treatment, even one as daunting as brain surgery to treat a child’s epilepsy. But her perspective changed when she became a patient herself, facing brain surgery to remove a tumor that was causing seizures. “Now I was the one asking…
  • Implementing Health Reform: GAO And ASPE Reports Reveal IRS-Marketplace Coordination Difficulties, Impact Of Competition On Premiums

    Timothy Jost
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): IRS Needs to Strengthen Oversight of Tax Provisions for Individuals, released July 29, 2015, is both one of the clearest and most succinct descriptions of how coordination is supposed to work between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the ACA marketplaces in administering the ACA’s premium tax credit (PTC) and individual responsibility penalty, and the best description of how that coordination in fact functioned in the 2014 tax filing season, in 2015. As is often true with research…
  • Hearing Echoes Today Of Two Powerful Moments Fifty Years Past

    Sarah Dine
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    This year the months of June and July mark two milestone anniversaries in a history of all Americans’ quest for full and equal access to health care. Fifty years ago, on June 7, 1965, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case Griswold v. Connecticut. The decision invalidated a nineteenth-century, Connecticut Comstock law which made “the use of any drug, medicinal article, or instrument for the purpose of preventing conception” illegal. The Court in a 7-2 decision held that this law violated a “right to marital privacy,” securing people against governmental intrusion and…
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    KevinMD.com

  • A mother with terminal brain cancer. Her daughter brings her home.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jessica-vogelsang" rel="tag">Jessica Vogelsang, DVM</a>
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I found out my mother was dying via text message: YOUR MOM HAS A BRAIN TUMOR IN HOSPITAL — DAD When the neurosurgery PA wheeled the computer into the exam room to show us the MRI the next morning, I found myself silently uttering an unanswered prayer that the mass would be small, resectable, peripheral. It wasn’t. “Oh my God,” Mom whispered. “I’m going to die.” And while everyone gathered around her to pat her hand and tell her things were going to be OK, I just stood there with my fist in my mouth because I knew they were not. So did she. Continue reading ... Your patients…
  • When practicing medicine, hold on to what makes you whole

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/sarah-mongiello" rel="tag">Sarah Mongiello Bernstein, MD</a>
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Blackness covers the paper in its entirety. Hunched over, charcoal stained fingertips splayed out in front of me, I exhale and my saturated breath evokes miniature tornadoes. The fragrance of warm charcoal engulfs my olfactory bulb and my temporal lobe explodes with images of the past. I am transported back to scraped shins guarded by starched, white ruffled socks. My fingertips awaken with the memory of smeared purple chalk on warm summer cement and the velvety caress of red and yellow tulips. I am home again, where the earthy scent of newly piled mulch mingles with the syrupy sweetness of…
  • Date a medical student? This is the video you have to see first.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/admin" rel="tag">Admin</a>
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Cute.  From Buzzfeed. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Being married to a doctor is like being a single parent

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mandy-silveira" rel="tag">Mandy Silveira</a>
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’m not actually on TV, but there are days I feel like I’ve accidentally stumbled onto the set of a sitcom. When neighbors have never seen your husband in the light of day and friends joke that he is make-believe, then you might be married to a … well, you know the joke. Being married to a busy physician can leave you playing the role of single parent. In all reality, I actually was a single mom at one time, to three rambunctious boys. Raising them alone, I believed it couldn’t get any harder than that. And then I married a doctor. Then, I added a vivacious baby girl to the mix and…
  • Imposter syndrome makes medical training more difficult than it should be

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/joel-wecker" rel="tag">Joel Wecker, MD</a>
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    In a field filled with history, data, and very smart people, it can be difficult to do anything with confidence. And yet, this is one of the most desirable traits a doctor can have, that and a light hand when it comes to handing out narcotics. However, I have never been a fan of over-confidence. I feel that if you are going to say something with confidence, it has to be right because to be wrong dissipates trust, which is essential to any patient-doctor relationship. One way to help prevent false over-confidence is to pass my bill on universal shock collars (the writing of which is not yet…
 
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    James Clear

  • How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness

    James Clear
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:55 pm
    It was September of 1816 and two Parisian boys were playing in the courtyard of the Louvre, the famous museum in Paris. On the other side of the courtyard, a physician named René Laennec began to quicken his pace as he walked along in the morning sun. There was a woman with heart disease waiting for him at the hospital and Laennec was late. As Laennec crossed the courtyard, he looked toward the two boys. One of them was tapping the end of a long wooden plank with a pin. On the other end, his playmate was crouched down with his ear pressed against the edge of the plank. Laennec was…
  • The Repeated Bout Effect: If Nothing Changes, Nothing Is Going to Change

    James Clear
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:02 pm
    If you have ever taken a few weeks off from exercise and then completed a strenuous workout, you may know what I’m about to say. That first workout back from a long break can be tough, but it’s usually the soreness that follows a few days later that is really brutal. For example, if you do a squat workout after a few weeks off, it can hurt to simply sit in a chair or climb the stairs later that week. 1 One of the quickest ways to resolve this soreness is very counterintuitive: Squat again. If I’m feeling sore a few days after a squat workout, then doing some light reps is…
  • Olympic Medalist Dick Fosbury and the Surprising Power of Being Unconventional

    James Clear
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Dick Fosbury took a moment to meditate as 80,000 people looked down at him from their seats in Mexico City’s Olympic stadium. The fans at the 1968 Olympic Games didn’t know it at the time, but they were about to witness not only the setting of an Olympic record, but the complete revolution of a sport. Just three or four years earlier, nobody in the world of athletics had even heard the name Dick Fosbury. As a long and lean teenager from Oregon, Fosbury was just another kid interested in track and field. He wanted to compete in the high jump, but he had failed to clear the height…
  • Habit Creep: The Proven, Reasonable and Totally Unsexy Way to Become More Successful

    James Clear
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:41 pm
    There is a common phenomenon in the world of personal finance called “lifestyle creep.” It describes our tendency to buy bigger, better, and nicer things as our income rises. For example, say that you receive a promotion at work and suddenly you have $10,000 more of income each year. Rather than save the extra money and continue living as normal, you’re more likely to upgrade to a bigger TV or stay at better hotels or buy designer clothes. Your normal lifestyle will creep up slowly and goods that were once seen as a luxury will gradually become a necessity. What was once out…
  • Warren Buffett’s “20 Slot” Rule: How to Simplify Your Life and Maximize Your Results

    James Clear
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Charlie Munger settled into his seat in front of the crowd at the University of Southern California. It was 1994 and Munger had spent the last 20 years working alongside Warren Buffett as the two men grew Berkshire Hathaway into a billion-dollar corporation. Today, Munger was delivering a talk to the USC Business School entitled, “A Lesson on Elementary Worldly Wisdom.” 1 About halfway through his presentation, hidden among many fantastic lessons, Munger discussed a strategy that Warren Buffett had used with great success throughout his career. Here it is: When Warren lectures at…
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    Dr. Wes

  • An Independent Cost Analysis of the ABIM Maintenance of Certification Program

    DrWes
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Today, the first independent cost analysis of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program was published online before print in the Annals of Internal Medicine from the University of California San Francisco and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. The results of the Base-Case Analysis are remarkable: "Internists will incur an average of
  • American College of Cardiology and the MOC Crisis

    DrWes
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
    This week's issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) contains an editorial from Robert Shor, MD, Chair of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Board of Governors entitled "Addressing the Maintenance of Certification Crisis Calls for Working Together." The editorial touches on the relationship of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Board
  • Schloss: Surgeon Scorecard and the Fallacy of Aggregated Administrative Data

    DrWes
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:17 am
    Edward J. Schloss, MD reviews the recent controversy over ProPublica's recent sensationalized public reporting of administratively-collected surgical mortality and readmission data: "Some have argued that it was important to get this data out for public review, despite it’s limitations. I respectfully disagree. I subscribe to the belief that bad data is worse than no data. Certainly the
  • Case Study: Palpitations Following Pacemaker Implantation and AVJ Ablation

    DrWes
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    A 70 year old woman underwent a DDDR pacemaker implantation (Medtronic Versa DR) and AV junction ablation for chronic atrial fibrillation refractory to medical therapy six months after she presented to the pacemaker clinic.  She returned complaining of intermittent palpitations, usually worse at night.  An interrogation of her permanent pacemaker demonstrated the following: (Click image to
  • Helping the ACP Define "Professional Accountability"

    DrWes
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    Over the weekend, the Executive Vice President and CEO of the American College of Physicians (ACP), Steven Weinberger, MD, sent an email to update their members about the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. In that email, Dr. Weinberger said that "the ABIM MOC program continues to be an area of concern for many ACP members, so I'm writing to
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    Summer Tomato

  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    For the Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. If you’ve been hanging around the blog lately you may have noticed something a little different. You might not have been aware of it at first, but after awhile you found yourself smiling a little at what a pleasant experience you’re having. I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve removed all banner ads from Summer Tomato. Woo hoo! I’ve never been a fan of display ads (I’m sure you don’t love them either), but I thought they were a necessary evil to pay…
  • When to Give Up Trying to Start a New Habit

    Darya Rose
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    Photo by Juanedc By summer 2005 I had two marathons under my belt, San Francisco and Big Sur. The Big Sur race I finished in April was especially difficult with a couple of notoriously killer hills, but I finished with a respectable time of 4:14:33. I had been training for long runs for nearly two years in SF and was feeling pretty confident, particularly about my speed on relatively flat courses. So I got this brilliant idea that I should try to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Back then, to be able to run in the Boston Marathon you had to first finish a race in under 3:40:00 for my age…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    For the Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week butter reverses diabetes, cake is better than bread, and John Oliver crushes food waste. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. Links of the week Habit…
  • Foodist Approved: Lebanese-style Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes, Chickpeas, and Quinoa

    Elyse Kopecky
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Grilled eggplant with chickpeas and tomatoes Vegans, vegetarians, and vegetable aficionados rejoice—you need not be a meat-lover to have fun grilling this summer. Vibrant vegetables (and fruit!) can benefit from the sear of a hot grill as much as a juicy burger or steak. Thick slabs of eggplant brushed with olive oil and spices, transform into melt-in-your-mouth goodness when charred to perfection. Grilling is faster than cooking on the stovetop and it requires less cleanup. Ready to get your grill on?! Here are a few tips to get you started: Get it Hot The key to achieving those desirable…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    For the Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week new warnings about ibuprofen, how to get ripped without steroids, and a surprising risk from grocery bags. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. Links of…
 
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • Last night, I had the pleasure of having dinner with Gabby...

    22 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    Last night, I had the pleasure of having dinner with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly. David Karp graciously invited me. Gabby and Mark recently started Americans for Responsible Solutions “to encourage elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership.” Here are my takeaways from the conversations of the evening.When Gabby was shot, 6 others were killed and 12 were wounded. This took roughly 15 seconds. A bystander, armed with a gun was across the street inside a pharmacy, heard the shooting and ran out with his weapon. He raised his…
  • Dr. Jay Parkinson and his virtual health platform Sherpaa are...

    22 Jun 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Dr. Jay Parkinson and his virtual health platform Sherpaa are quietly bringing telemedicine to the forefront of employers’ minds by providing meaningful health care with measurable results.Hey being on the cover is always exciting. Read up to understand more of what we do at Sherpaa. 
  • Thinking of you, Charleston.As always, I post this image any...

    18 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Thinking of you, Charleston.As always, I post this image any time there is a mass shooting in America. Unfortunately, I should post this every day, given that over 50% of people shot by police in America have a diagnosed mental illness.
  • A new report out today says that 44,000 people in America die...

    18 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    A new report out today says that 44,000 people in America die each year due to drug overdoses and 52% of those are due to prescription drug overdoses. Drugs, cars, and guns are the three biggies responsible for injuries being the leading cause of death in America for ages 1 to 44, causing nearly 193,000 deaths per year. Looking at the map, there’s an obvious correlation with a state’s average socioeconomic status and drug overdoses. It’s all about the social infrastructure that an increased standard of living enables.
  • Sherpaa is looking for a senior UX/UI designer

    29 May 2015 | 11:01 am
    Design has been at the core of Sherpaa since day one. And because of that, we’ve created an entirely new genre of healthcare delivery and fundamentally changed how doctors and patients communicate.When I started Sherpaa, I sat down and process-mapped my vision for the ideal healthcare experience from both and the patient and doctor perspective. That’s where we started. Then we built the technology to enable that ideal process while building a brand that we thought would prove we’re a new kind of healthcare. We don’t look, feel, or talk like anything else in healthcare. But we function…
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    ScienceRoll

  • Health Trackers Are Changing The Experience of Pregnancy

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    The revolution of health tracking is getting closer to pregnancy with every new device or gadget that is designed to help expectant mothers measure health parameters about themselves or their babies. With my wife, we are looking forward to having kids as soon as possible and I won’t be able to resist the temptation to measure the baby’s health just like I have been measuring my own for over a decade. Here are a few innovations and others that are not even available yet that might help others too. Wearables during pregnancy Pregsense (coming soon) provides information during the…
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    Working as a speaker and consultant with medical technology, pharmaceutical and web companies; as well as universities and governments worldwide, my mission as The Medical Futurist is to make sure the advances of technology lead to a better healthcare for everyone! I publish a daily newsletter about the future of medicine, manage a popular Facebook page about the future; launched a Youtube channel and share related news almost every hour on Twitter. Here is my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine: I’m also the author of Social Media in Clinical Practice handbook; and the…
  • The Ultimate Starter Kit For Looking Into The Future Of Medicine

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
    I receive a lot of questions from patients, physicians, researchers, developers, and policy makers after my talks about where they should start in discovering the future of medicine. Which books, movies, TV series or websites would help them understand and get a clear picture about where medicine and healthcare are heading because of new disruptive innovations. Here are the top choices in each of these categories. 1) Books Let me show you two books about the future of medicine. The first is The Patient Will See You Now from Dr. Eric Topol. This is the Number One book in digital health. The…
  • The Medical Futurist Youtube Channel: Introduction

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    I’ve been publishing videos for months on the Medical Futurist Youtube channel. I have covered the future of medicine, healthcare, diseases and technologies. I have also created top lists and movie suggestions. Here is a quick introduction to the channel and hopefully you will find the videos useful. The most popular video is about the top technologies shaping the future of medicine. And here are the playlists: Health Wearables, Trackers and More Concepts and Ideas About the Future of Medicine The Future of Diseases The Digital Jungle and Social Media The Guide to the Future of…
  • Neuromarketing In Action

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    I recently visited the team of Synetiq in their Budapest HQ and was impressed with what I saw. They use EEG and electrodermal measurements to determine which advertisement, movie or TV episode is going to be a success based on how viewers respond to each and every detail. They can tell how people respond based on the gender, age, brand preference and other features of the viewers. They just started working with the BBC. About the company: Synetiq Ltd. is a cutting-edge media research company providing content producers with emotional insights directly from their customers’ brain and body.
 
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    annesamoilov.com

  • Do Your Customers Want Self-Paced Products or Live Programs? (The answer might surprise you!)

    Anne Samoilov
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:52 am
    Raise your hand if you like to work solo. Whether it’s working out, taking classes, writing, running your business, everyone’s got a slightly different style of working and learning. I know that for the most part I love to work in solitude and then peek my head out when I’m done to get the next step. Some of the best online learning experiences were ones where I had to show up every single day, though… I’m curious now about your audience. How do they like to consume your content? Where do they consume it? Do they want to do it at their own pace, in the dead of night, on the beach?
  • 5 Reasons You Should Start Using Periscope Now & What To Do Once You’ve Got People Watching

    Anne Samoilov
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    Something happened on the internet a few weeks ago and you may have seen it. Periscope opened up a rabbit hole and all of us entrepreneurs fell into it! Now, I know that technically Periscope has been around for a few months now, but things reached a fever pitch this week (maybe it was just for me)–watching Pat Flynn, Chalene Johnson, Chris Ducker, and some of my business buddies Alexis Giostra and Hillary Rubin…and many many others! If your answer is anything but – I’m obsessed and have been on #scopes all week… then I’ll wait while you download the app onto your…
  • 8 Questions To Ask Before You Make Your Online Products Evergreen

    Anne Samoilov
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    If you’re building an online business, creating online courses and other digital products, you’ve likely heard the term Evergreen. Going evergreen can mean a few different things–it’s either a process you use to promote a product or it could be the product/content itself… making something available all the time creating a launch sequence that runs on its own and then “sells” a specific product doesn’t require you to get things ready or ramp up to the launch all the launch pieces are set up to deliver on their own it can be automated or activated easily. Today…
  • Behind The Scenes: How To Set Up Your Online Shop

    Anne Samoilov
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:51 pm
    How often do you break from the norm and try new things in your business? I’ll admit that I do a lot of thinking about trying new things…and only actually execute on a small number of those crazy ideas… Whether it’s how often I’m supposed to post on Instagram, my blog, or Facebook…or how to format my sales page, and where I should put social proof on my website…I like to ask the question–what if there’s a different way? My latest question was – what if there’s a different way to “sell”…instead of the work with me page that leads to all…
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    fitnessover50.org

  • AALTCI: Mary Ann DeKing Named Top Long Term Care Specialist in USA

    Steve
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    A suburban Chicago woman who has been assisting consumers all over the country develop affordable plans to address the financial burdens Long Term Health Care has been named the country’s number one Long Term Care Specialist by a national trade and consumer advocacy group. The American Association for Long Term Care Insurance lists every year the top Long Term Care Specialists in the country. This year, Mary Ann DeKing takes the top spot after a number of years listed at number two. She has become one of the most highly regarded Long Term Care Specialists in the nation.  Mary Ann…
  • Best Lips Ever With The CandyLipz Lip Plumper

    Steve
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
     Lip enhancements have gained popularity in the past few years because thin lips are associated with aging. Every decade after the age of 18, the lips start to droop by 1 mm in both genders. By the time you hit 40, your lips may migrate south by as much 4 mm if you are a sun lover, smoker, and/or have a poor diet. Your lips dictate how youthful you are. Scientists reveal that if you have full lips, your perceived age is 10 years younger even if you have gray hair and wrinkles. Scientists say lips are one of the most sensual areas on a woman’s body and serve as a biological…
  • PriceMDs.com Launches Regional Advertising Campaign

    Steve
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    PriceMDs.com, the fast growing Healthcare Provider/Patient search engine, launched its first TV advertising campaign today on Bright House Networks. The 30-second TV spot is expected to reach an audience of well over one million viewers in the greater Tampa Bay area as the company is introducing its growing website to its first major market. “We are very excited to have reached this very significant milestone!” said Marc Grossman MD, chief executive officer of PriceMDs.com. “Our commercials on Bright House Networks in Tampa Bay is just the beginning of what will become a…
  • New Online Clinical Trials Guide Showcases Benefits for Cancer Patients

    Steve
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    Washington, DC – At a time when fewer than 5 percent of adults with cancer enroll in a clinical trial, an initiative called Project Innovation unveiled the Clinical Trials Resource Guide, a comprehensive web-based aide that explains why taking part in a clinical study is a way for patients to receive either the best treatment currently known for their cancer from the leading experts in the field, or to be treated with a promising, new therapy not available yet to all patients. Project Innovation is a campaign to elevate cancer innovation as a national priority. Because lack of awareness…
  • Attorney William Miceli has Achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating – the Highest Possible Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

    Steve
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    William Miceli, a lawyer based in ChicagoIL whose primary area of practice is Affordable Housing, has earned the AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® Chicago, IL (PR Newswire) July 27, 2015 – Martindale-Hubbell® has confirmed that attorney William Miceli still maintains the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability, even after first achieving this rating in 2013. For more than 130 years, lawyers have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rating while searching for their own…
 
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    GalTime

  • Destination Weddings– In Your Own Backyard

    Danielle Rothweiler
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:04 pm
    One of my favorite things about being a planner in New Jersey is that there is no reason to get on a plane to plan an amazing, getaway-style wedding. No offense to the other beautiful parts of the country and world, but we have everything right around us. The thing is, you can find similar locations in whatever state you find yourself. Whether you want the city, country or beach vibe, plan a destination wedding that is more like a staycation. Getting Camp-y Many couples are trying to bring the “fun” back to weddings and that includes looking at camp campsites for the entire…
  • Relationship Revamp: 4 Ways to Lighten Up

    Hendrie Weisinger, Ph.D.
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    When was the last time you came home and complained to your partner that your relationship needs more pressure? I’d bet the answer is “Never”, and for good reason. I’ve studied the topic for 25 years and can confidently report these two facts: Pressure adversely impacts all relationships. Couples that have learned to handle pressure are far better off than their counterparts who can’t. Relationship pressure occurs when either or both partners feel forced to act/think/feel/ in a particular way to please the other. When we are forced to act in a particular way to gain acceptance,…
  • How To Stop Criticizing Yourself!

    Charles Meusburger MD
    19 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    A small dose of self-criticism can inspire you to make changes, but too much self trash-talk can lead to depression. Here are a few ways to deal with your inner critic. A woman’s self-talk is formed from the course of her human journey, and most especially, events occurring in the early adolescence of a young girl’s life impact the formation of self-worth and self-esteem. If those events are attached to negative reinforcements, then negative self-talk is the likely outcome. A critical key to stopping the habit of negative self-talk is that you must first recognize and admit that you…
  • Makeup #101: Don’t ‘Brush’ It Off!

    GalTime
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:20 am
    Brought to you by  (Psssttt…CONTEST BELOW!)   When it comes to beauty, everyone’s routine is a little different. Whether you take 5 minutes to put on your face or map out the morning to perfect your look, it really is all about the application. Read that as: it’s all about the brushes! Forget smearing on concealer or blending blush and bronzer with your fingers; that’s so amateur. No matter how much time you have, all the pros agree: brushes matter. From how you store and clean them to which ones you use, it’s time to test your Brush IQ.  In…
  • 3 Clues You’re Dating a Keeper

    Katie Parsons
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Think you’ve found ‘The One?’ Sexy? Check. Ambitious. Yep. Good looking? Oh, yeah!  Well, that’s all well and good, but those factors aren’t the only things on the checklist that matter.   Relationship expert Lisa Steadman tells us we women often skip what really matters when determining whether we are in a relationship with ‘a keeper’.  To what should we pay attention? It ‘feels’ right  Sometimes, says Steadman, women tend to confuse attraction for compatibility. Attraction is important, of course, but you need to…
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    True Food Movement

  • How to Make a Simple Syrup: Regular or Strawberry

    Lisa Johnson
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Simple syrup might be something you think about as a bar essential, something bartenders mix into lovely concoctions for us to enjoy. But simple syrup has many uses in baking, as a sauce and yes in drinks like iced tea and lemonade. Here’s how to make a simple syrup, choose one of two ways, traditional or with strawberry flavoring.  The strawberry syrup disappeared quickly at our house, mostly on ice cream and iced teas. Ingredients 1 quart of strawberries 3 cups sugar 3 cups water Directions Hull the strawberries and cut them into chunks, small strawberries in two pieces, larger…
  • Asheville is for Foodies

    Lisa Johnson
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The people of Asheville exude warmth and Southern hospitality, always a kind word and a bright smile for slightly lost strangers. As for food, the locals plow that same charm into their food to the point that I want to move here. Asheville is for foodies, and here are some places we visited. If you’ve been to Asheville, NC please add your favorite places in the comments below. Early Girl Eatery We loved this place so much we went twice. The staff is super friendly; the neighborhood is great (especially for post-breakfast shopping), and the food was unbelievable. Dishes we recommend…
  • Party Like a Vanderbilt: 10 Biltmore Dinner Party Touches

    Lisa Johnson
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: CarolinaMornings.com Biltmore is the largest private home in the United States. At 1,400 square feet, my apartment can fit into Biltmore 127 times over. (Yikes!) The house, built in the late 1800s, was designed for entertaining, hosting dinner parties on a jaw-dropping scale. The dining room boasts a triple fireplace, towering ceilings, large game hanging from the upper walls and impressed even the uber-rich. Some factoids: According to one curator, the current staff never opened the dining room table all the way. They’re not sure how long it is. The game, stuffed and…
  • Summer Entertaining Recipes

    Lisa Johnson
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Phew, we’ve been busy! True Food Movement has had the honor to appear in several places around the web, and we didn’t want you to miss out on some awesome stories and recipes. We realized after the fact that they provide a lot of great ideas for summer entertaining. Summer Themes and Trends 5 Deliciously Healthy Summer Party Themes: This blog post is a roundup of fun summer party ideas and how to do them in a healthful way. Luau anyone? How about a clambake? Check the link to find out more ways to entertain. The Most Delicious Food Trends for Summer. We guest posted with Enell.com, (a…
  • Cucumber Pineapple Salad Recipe

    Lisa Johnson
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I bravely sampled everything at a huge, over-laden table during a cooking day at a recent Chef’s convention. My mouth was ricocheting between sweet, savory, indian spices, seafood, asian, it was a happy extravaganza of flavors. The one dish that stood out from all the others was this cucumber pineapple salad. I barely realized what I was tasting until the flavors forced me to pause and savor. So if you’re cooking with 300 chefs and this is the best dish you came across (among MANY fantastic dishes) you should share it with others! This refreshing recipe was developed by Mai…
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    Health News from SciGuru Science News

  • Take a Trip through the Brain

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    A new imaging tool developed by Boston scientists could do for the brain what the telescope did for space exploration. In the first demonstration of how the technology works, published July 30 in the journal Cell, the researchers look inside the brain of an adult mouse at a scale previously unachievable, generating images at a nanoscale resolution. The inventors’ long-term goal is to...
  • New Close-Up View of Key Part of Ebola Virus Life Cycle

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) reveals a key part of the Ebola virus life cycle at a higher resolution than ever before. The research sheds light on how Ebola virus assembles—and how researchers might stop the often-fatal infection. The new study, published online ahead of print today in the journal Cell Reports, builds on previous work in Saphire...
  • Muscle contraction may contribute to stroke damage

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:29 am
    An investigation of blood flow network in the brain has revealed some surprising behavior of vessels during stroke, according to Yale researchers. The findings provide a new target for potential drugs to improve stroke outcome, said Jaime Grutzendler, associate professor of neurology and of neurobiology, and senior author of the study, which appeared online June 25 in the journal Neuron.
  • Study demonstrates how Huntington’s disease proteins spread from cell to cell

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:29 am
    By identifying in spinal fluid how the characteristic mutant proteins of Huntington’s disease spread from cell to cell, UC Irvine scientists and colleagues have created a new method to quickly and accurately track the presence and proliferation of these neuron-damaging compounds – a discovery that may accelerate the development of new drugs to treat this incurable disease.
  • Promising New Drug Combo Offers Hope for People Battling Melanoma

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:17 am
    A recently published paper in the New England Journal of Medicine is about a promising new treatment for melanoma. The treatment Montaser Shaheen, MD, and his colleagues tested in the clinical trial caused tumors to shrink in 61 percent of the people treated. In another 22 percent, the tumors disappeared completely. Shaheen  ran the UNM Cancer Center’s portion of the clinical trial...
 
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Coconut Fish Soup with Red Palm Oil

    Worker Bee
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    This gorgeous fish soup is quick and easy to make, rich in flavor, and filled with healthy fats. It’s also really delicious; a weeknight meal you’ll want to make over and over again But the real reason to check out this recipe is that it’s a perfect example of how (and why) you should cook with unrefined red palm oil. Unrefined red palm oil is incredibly dense with antioxidants and vitamins. Full-spectrum Vitamin E, co-enzyme Q10, betacarotenes, vitamin A, and vitamin K…they’re all there in abundance. There’s no secret to cooking with red palm oil, just use it in the same way that…
  • Positively Primal: A Merry Makeover

    Guest
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! Flash back to 2012: we felt sick every day, counted calories religiously, felt guilty after eating any kind of food…we were fueled by low self-esteem and disorderly eating. We’d both just completed a 12 week diet and exercise plan—not…
  • Great Expectations: Why Good Health Is Awesome (but Not a Panacea)

    Mark Sisson
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    How often do we bemoan people’s lack of expectations around their health? Their passivity. Their inertia. Their apathy. (Perhaps our own.) They just don’t seem to care or even expect that good health would offer them enough to justify the effort. I can feel heads shaking out there. Personally, I don’t get it either. On the other hand, there are those people who hold good health on all encompassing pedestals. Maybe you know a few – or have identified as one yourself at some point. They’re the folks who believe that if they can only lose X pounds or get into great shape or achieve…
  • The Best Kind of Health Insurance

    Mark Sisson
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m not interested in talking about Supreme Court decisions, the Affordable Health Care Act or for-profit versus non-profit business models. No, today I have something else in mind. It’s a perspective on health insurance that gets almost no attention at all despite the high costs and even higher stakes. Let’s look at an actual definition first. From Wikipedia: “Health insurance is insurance against the risk of incurring medical expenses among individuals.” And can those darn expenses ever get expensive… Just as budget experts and lifestyle minimalists advise that the best price is…
  • Primal Kitchen Restaurants: Coming to a Town Near You? (With Your Help, Yes.)

    Mark Sisson
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    For years, I’ve made the case for a particular way of eating: the Primal Blueprint. Based on nutrient-dense vegetables, fruits, animals, fish, nuts, seeds, tubers, herbs, spices, and fats, it recommends against consumption of a few foods — grains, refined sugar, seed oils, excess carbs — but is overall very inclusive. A person can live and eat very well drawing on the extensive list of recommended foods. Millions of people all over the world have embraced this way of eating and made radically positive transformations of their health without feeling “deprived.” Those are…
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    The SparkPeople Blog

  • Black Tea Health Benefits

    1 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    This blog looks at the many benefits of black tea.
  • 12 Side Dishes That Steal the Spotlight

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    No grill-out is complete without a side dish or two! We've rounded up a variety of healthy salads, slaws, veggies and more, all of which are amazing complements to grilled meats.
  • The Natural Benefits of Ginger

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ginger is both delicious and good for you! This post takes a look at the top benefits of Ginger.
  • 3 Tips for Healthy Summer Hydration

    26 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Staying well-hydrated not only quenches your thirst, but it can also help keep you energized, control hunger and enable you to stay the course to lead a balanced, active life.
  • A 6-Step, Full-Body Barre Workout

    26 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    "BarreAmped" creator Suzanne Bowen offers a quick total body barre workout that can be done right in your own home.
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    Weight Loss Success

  • Self-Talk is Critical for Losing Weight

    George Diamond
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:12 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Self-Talk is Critical for Losing Weight Weight Loss Success Self-Talk is Critical for Losing Weight If you want to drop weight and keep it off you will need to learn how to talk to yourself. This is because it important to encourage and critique yourself in a helpful and positive way. Positive motivation is internal and can only be feed by constant positive self-talk. It is also critical to realize that negative self-talk can…
  • Simple Ways to Flatten Your Stomach

    George Diamond
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:29 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Simple Ways to Flatten Your Stomach Weight Loss Success Want Flat Abs? Eat more raspberries. Raspberries are loaded with fiber, which can help flatten your stomach. Drink more water. Water will fill you up; it does not contain any calories, and helps your metabolism run at a higher rate. Avoid the liquor. Alcohol is loaded with calories and increases stomach fat. Work in your garden. A lot bending, lifting, and twisting happens when gardening. This can help tone your stomach. Start hula hooping. My wife…
  • The Most Gratifying Success

    George Diamond
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond The Most Gratifying Success Weight Loss Success The Most Gratifying Success I have had many successes in my life. However, one of the most satisfying and gratifying is my weight-loss success. It has been satisfying because not only did I lose the weight; I was able to keep it off. I have weight-loss success because I decided to have it. It is a gratifying success because it is something I can see every day and is something I live with everyday. You can have weight-loss success if you decide to do it also,…
  • Weight Loss Pressure

    George Diamond
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Weight Loss Pressure Weight Loss Success Weight Loss Pressure It’s always easier to put off losing weight than to hit it head on. Putting it off relieves the pressure of doing it now. Putting off losing weight takes the pressure off. However, putting it off will never allow you to lose weight. Make getting healthier a top priority. Turn up the urgency to get it done. Don’t put it off any longer and let’s get it done. Remember, positive pressure is a good thing. It gets it done. Having trouble…
  • Change and Lose Weight

    George Diamond
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:32 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Change and Lose Weight Weight Loss Success Change and Lose Weight If we keep doing what we are currently doing, we will keep getting the results we currently have. Most people want to be thinner. However, most people won’t do it at the expense of changing what they are doing. This is the foundation of obesity. If you want to be thinner then changes are required. Change scares people. However, what should scare people is a future being overweight or obese. What should scare people are the consequences of…
 
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • Back on My Feet…Mostly

    Cammy Chapel
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:08 pm
    I’m pleased to report that I have graduated from the clunky old air boot to a new, easier to manage,boot-let. This is more of a compression sleeve, really, with a hard plastic bottom to it. By removing the insert to my Asics, I am able to cram the entire bootlet into my shoe. It’s not exactly like walking on air, but it’s not that clunky boot, and I’m grateful for that. I’m still not cleared for distance-walking or biking, but going to the gym is sooooo much more enjoyable now. The big boot and the machines at the gym didn’t work for me, so I’ve been…
  • Alphabet Soup: The ‘L’ Words

    Cammy Chapel
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Alphabet Soup is a series of posts in which readers and I explore the words, concepts, and ideas that help on the path to weight loss/maintenance. Please join in with your insights! The letter L is a Very Big Deal for me, with respect to weight loss and to life in general. Lots of lessons learned in L-world. Love I’ve learned a lot about loving myself over the past few years, primarily that love of self shouldn’t be tied to eating healthy and exercising, and it can’t be tied to a size or a shape or weight or bmi or any other physical attribute. While I’m great with…
  • Review: Pivotal Living Fitness Tracker

    Cammy Chapel
    9 Jun 2015 | 4:20 pm
    It seems as though every third person I see is wearing some sort of fitness wristband these days. People seem to like them, or maybe they just like to be seen wearing them. I don’t know, but there’s no doubting that fitness trackers are popular. I confess to a mild curiosity about them, but not enough to plop down a fairly significant amount of cash. ::pause for moment of gratitude that I didn’t plop:: A few weeks ago I was offered an opportunity to review the Pivotal Living Fitness Tracker, a relatively new kid in the fitness tracking neighborhood. Among other things, this…
  • Getting the Boot

    Cammy Chapel
    4 Jun 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Well, the verdict is on my foot woes. It’s not good, but it’s not as bad as it could be. Photo Credit Peroneal Subluxation. At least, that’s what I think the podiatrist said. He had a needle in the side of my foot at the time, and I was having a little trouble concentrating. Basically, my tendons are twisted up, and I have some inflammation caused by that. No fracture. No apparent tears or shredding. I’ll take that and count my blessings. The treatment, at this point: Yep, I got the boot. Worse, I got the boot for 6-8 weeks! I don’t know if I can do 6-8 weeks,…
  • Nekkid Bread (a.k.a. Knekkebrød)

    Cammy Chapel
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:28 pm
    With summer temps scheduled to arrive any day now, I’m really looking forward to my favorite summer meal: tuna salad and fresh, juicy tomatoes, served alongside some Wasa Crispbread. Bring it on! Last week I got creative and attempted to make my own crispbread. Wasa Crispbreads are my favorite, but they’re a little pricey for what you get, so I googled DIY Wasa and found a good place to start with Diary of Dinners’ Knekkebrød recipe. Knekkebrød, as it turns out, is a Scandinavian crispbread. I have no idea how to pronounce Knekkebrød, but in my head in sounds like…
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • When You Didn’t Plan on Your Plans Being Unplanned #SwitchersRemorse

    Joyce
    19 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Where are my plans? I know they must be out here somewhere? Photo credit: Mike Waltze When I was invited to share about a #SwitchersRemorse life experience for Verizon, I thought,  “I have enough material for about 20 blog posts.” I decided to choose this particular experience because I’m actually suffering from switcher’s remorse right at this very moment. I’ve always had an aversion to planning things too far in advance. I like to keep the door open when it comes to opportunity. I’m not suggesting this is a great character trait — only that…
  • Meditate, Release, Repeat – #MyYoga

    Joyce
    13 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    **Disclosure: GaiamTV sponsored post** As the days pass, I find myself reflecting on the value of time. In the past, I was always hurrying things up — bored and impatient. But as I reflect on my own personal hourglass, I’m conscious of the fact I have more sand in the bottom, and less left on top. I’m far from being an expert on meditating. I confess slowing down is a challenge for me. But when I overcome my need for speeding ahead, I find myself more joyful and fulfilled. It’s in the pause I’m able to push away the clutter and see what I couldn’t see…
  • Healthy Living: Take the Road Already Traveled

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

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

    Joyce
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    Luna’s favorite spot for drink after we ride. **Disclosure: My Yoga and this post is sponsored by the GaiamTV “One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.” ― Dale Carnegie Recently, a friend and I were discussing age and mirrors. If you’re over 25 you might relate to this. We discussed how stopping and glancing in the mirror often makes you feel like crap, or even shocked. Why? This has nothing to do with loving ourselves, or self-acceptance, or self-loathing. This is about feeling the same as we did when…
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    E2dietitian

  • What the World Snacks On

    e2dietitian
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:38 am
    Which region prefers chips, chocolate, cheese, cookies and fruit as their top 5 fruits of choice?
  • An Athlete’s Hydration Needs

    e2dietitian
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    With the heat index on the rise it’s a good time to review your hydration needs before, during and after exercise. You may have seen recent headlines suggesting that athletes need only use thirst as their guide on when to... Read More ›
  • Watermelon: An Athlete’s Top Fruit Choice

    e2dietitian
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Replenishes sweat loss, reduces inflammation and is cost effective.
  • Michigan Cherries

    e2dietitian
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:51 am
    Good for heart health, athletic performance and enhancing sleep.
  • How to Crack the Egg Shortage

    e2dietitian
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    Breakfast protein alternatives and egg substitutes as the Avian Flu Virus creates shortages.
 
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    Be Well Buzz

  • 16 Vampires That Rob You Of Brain Health

    BeWellBuzz
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Without proper brain health we have little else…  If you find yourself misplacing things, forgetting names and faces, or even forgetting why you entered a room you need to learn and address those things that are robbing you of mental acuity. Let’s go through the list: 1. Poor Sleep Many health studies have shown that poor sleep is a major factor in cognitive decline and overall mental performance. Direct quote from a study: “Specific neurocognitive domains including executive attention, working memory, and divergent higher cognitive functions are…
  • Scientists to Extend Human Healthspan Indefinitely

    BeWellBuzz
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Scientists have embarked on a quest to eliminate ageing and extend healthy lifespan indefinitely. This post from The Guardian encapsulates the recent work being done for extending ‘healthspan’, the years that are free of frailty and disease. Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications… In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope…
  • 36 Questions That Can Make Two People Fall in Love

    BeWellBuzz
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Want cupid to target someone special for you? Psychologists claim you can do it yourself when armed with these 36 questions. This post from The Telegraph unveils the 36 questions that can make two people fall in love. The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother. The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below – and answer them yourself. Doing this, psychologists have claimed, can make absolutely anyone fall in head-over-heels. If it sounds easy; it isn’t. The questions begin gently enough: ‘Would you like to be famous?'; ‘What’s…
  • 3 Health Myths That Might Actually Be Hurting Your Brain

    BeWellBuzz
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Are you keeping abreast with current nutritional research for maintaining a well-functioning body and brain? Discard those old ‘healthy’ habits that are not considered healthy any longer. This post from Inc.com discusses 3 health myths that might be damaging your ability to focus, learn, and remember: One of the most surprising things I learned in nursing school was that the human body and the way it works is not always logical. Sure, when you drill down deep enough, the sciences of biology and chemistry make the body more understandable, but science has…
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • How To Make Baby Powder with All Natural Ingredients

    Andrea Butje
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Make baby powder at home and make baby smile! Babies have some of the most sensitive skin. It can respond to the slightest irritation! That’s why it surprised me to learn that most baby powders in stores—even in health food stores—contain ingredients that can be irritating. Nothing but the purest ingredients should go on that sensitive skin! So I like to make baby powder myself for friends who have kids. I use ingredients that are absorbent and nourishing at the same time You’ll need a 2 oz (56 gm) glass jar (use PET plastic if it’s going in the diaper bag, so it won’t…
  • How To Make a Cooling Body Mist for Summer

    Andrea Butje
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    I live in Florida. Summers can get very hot here, and I don’t like to spend all my time inside. I like to be outside—with the plants in my garden, taking walks, and just being in nature. Spending time in nature almost always makes me feel calmed and uplifted, and I love hot weather. That being said, I have lots of friends who find the heat can get unbearable! I started to make cooling body mists for my friends so they could spend more time outside and stay comfortable. I have several recipes that are all easy to make, and I’d like to share two of my favorites. You’ll need a 2 oz (60…
  • Make Aromatherapy Blends Based on Plant Part

    Andrea Butje
    13 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    You can make Aromatherapy blends with oils from the same parts of different plants. What is your usual method for making Aromatherapy blends? What do you usually think about when choosing your essential oils? The most popular ways to blend are to consider what oils smell good together, and their therapeutic properties. This is a great way to go about it! But it’s not the only way to make Aromatherapy blends. You can also blend according to what plant parts the oils are made from—like the roots, flowers, or seeds. Here are a few of the plant parts you can use as guidelines for your…
  • Make Itch Sticks for Natural Bug Bite Itch Relief

    Andrea Butje
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    An itch stick with essential oils is effective, natural bug bite itch relief. Let’s say you forgot to make your summer batch of natural bug repellent. (I have a recipe for that here!) After you spend an evening outside with friends, you come back in covered in bites and spend the next few days trying not to scratch like crazy! Well, maybe you forgot your bug repellent, but at least you can make natural bug bite itch relief. The ingredients are: ½ oz (14 gm) beeswax (Cera alba) 1 oz (28 gm) coconut oil (Cocos nucifera) ½ oz (15 ml) jojoba wax (Simmondsia chinensis) 7 drops Lavender…
  • Make Natural Bug Repellent and Get Through Summer Bite-Free

    Andrea Butje
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    If bugs think you taste sweet, this natural bug repellent recipe is for you! Plants and bugs have a love-hate relationship. On one hand, plants need certain insects for pollination. On the other hand, some insects really cause the plant harm. Some plants are better than others at creating their own natural bug repellents. Like Citronella Java (Cymbopogon winterianus), which has a very distinctive, sharp scent. Patchouli oil from the leaves of the plant (Pogostemom cablin) is another plant oil that’s so good at keeping away pests that we can use its essential oil as an ingredient in natural…
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    Anti Aging Guide

  • Make Exclusive Anti Aging Products Allow you to Protect against Your Age

    11 Jul 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Studies performed around the world have verified that each one would not grow older at the same time. There are specific elements that contribute to aging and also the eradication of the people might slow down the process. Everything you need to do for staying young is always to learn about the techniques of antiaging and create comprehensive utilization of anti aging products for your advantage
  • Do Antiaging Products and solutions Act as Promoted

    11 Jul 2015 | 1:55 pm
    People today invest lots of money for solutions and products looking to remain younger permanently and trying to prove that antiaging products will work. You will find treatment centers in every state that will promote that they have the solution to the aging issue and may provide that response for a cost. This is simply not a brand new search or even desire. People have constantly searched to
  • Cosmetic Anti Aging Products and solutions - The facts

    10 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    So, the consequence of aging has begun displaying on your face. Well, getting older is really a universal fact and each personal needs to move through it at some point in life. Of course, nobody loves all those old and wrinkly pores and skin and grey hair and unfortunately you may not prevent all of them from showing up. However, the good thing is using the development in the field of cosmetic
  • Anti Aging Products and solutions - Live Young For a longer time

    10 Jul 2015 | 12:08 am
    Several variables such as stress, abnormal food habits, less sleep, improper diet, etc are seen to improve ageing in our bodies. This has resulted in a number of anti aging products and solutions today. It has turn out to be an essential component in our lives, with almost most people worried with anti aging treatment methods. Now let us have a quick look through the way you could guide by
  • The Realm Of Anti-Aging Products

    5 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Anti-Aging Products The Realm Of Anti-Aging Products. Sagging, wrinkled and flawed skin mirrors your stay in this world. However, as you age, you want to revert the hands of time.  This is a fact of life. Age is as sweet as honey but as it evolves with time, it becomes a dreadful poison that nobody wants to take in more. Aging makes persons worry about their appearance and health. This is
 
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    Becker's Spine Review

  • 6 notes on Dr. Carl Lauryssen's move to NeuroTexas

    Megan Wood
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    NeuroTexas welcomed board-certified spine surgeon Carl Lauryssen, MD, to its team. He will hold appointments and perform surgeries at Lakeway Regional Medical Center, bolstering the center's neurological presence in Central Texas. Lakeway Regional Medical will be at the frontline of clinical trials in neurosurgery.
  • 2014's 8 top earning physician specialties

    Anuja Vaidya
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Here are the top eight specialties that earned the most in 2014, according to results of a 2015 survey — based on 2014 income information — from The Medicus Firm.
  • Zimmer loses $9.2M in Durom Cup decision — 6 facts

    Mary Rechtoris
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Zimmer lost $9.2 million after a Los Angeles jury ruled in favor of a man who claimed the Durom Cup caused him permanent injuries, according to drugwatch.
  • Integra LifeSciences Q2 revenue up 5.5%: 7 things to know

    Laura Dyrda
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Integra LifeSciences reported a second quarter revenue increase and full-year guidance after the SeaSpine spin-off completes.
  • 8 ways treating patients at home could save billions

    Mary Rechtoris
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York has implemented a program to treat patients at home, according to the International Business Times.
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • The Path to Empowerment – Visualisation

    Larry Lewis
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:04 am
    The Path to Empowerment – Visualisation was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living I am now empowered to provide support and training to help adults get beyond vision loss and live life on their own terms. What are you empowered to do? Alternatively are you someone that feels absolutely powerless to shape your life? This article is written for those who have experienced major vision loss but will also help anyone who feels they are helpless on life’s journey. When we first experience irreparable vision loss we will naturally be overcome with the illusion of powerlessness. We begin to…
  • Change Your Personal Outlook on Life or Let Visual Impairment Destroy You

    Larry Lewis
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:32 am
    Change Your Personal Outlook on Life or Let Visual Impairment Destroy You was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living   Life is too precious to waste feeling sorry for ourselves or fearing what nightmares may be waiting ahead of us on life’s journey. Your outlook will determine whether you handle your challenges successfully or you crumble because of them. Let me share with you a story: Two seriously ill men were roomed together in a hospital. One of these men had a bed next to a window while the other was to his side with no view outside. The men talked for hours on end. They…
  • The Day Half The World Vanished

    Larry Lewis
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Day Half The World Vanished was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living I had become one of the vision-impaired, and I was off on a trip I had never in my life expected to take. I learnt to live successfully with sight loss. My hope is that, I can help others deal with the emotional distress and sense of helplessness that I did when I first faced a future with vision impairment. In May 2009 I was taking one of my Military Boot Camp Classes. The Boot Camp workout is a fast-paced military style interval training class that incorporates a wide variety of exercises such as, push-ups,…
  • Don’t Play the Blame Game

    Larry Lewis
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:36 am
    Don’t Play the Blame Game was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living One of the most destructive things we do is play the blame game. The blame is where we blame another person for something bad that has happened,  instead of making changes that improve the situation I was asked an interesting question the other day. 'Who has hurt you most in your life?' Without thinking about this question, nor giving myself time to truly reflect, my initial thoughts considered whether it was my first true love ending our relationship; my wife deciding to leave me;  a business partner who didn't…
  • Transforming The Victim Mentality

    Larry Lewis
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:29 am
    Transforming The Victim Mentality was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living A victim mentality is a big limitation to people trying to get up and move on after personal crisis. The most destructive words they constantly say within their minds is “Why me?” A victim is someone who feels powerless, and is therefore unable to take appropriate action to resolve situations adversely affecting their well-being. Are you seeing yourself as a victim? To complain is always non acceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into…
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    Elements4Health

  • Researchers Identify Gene that Could Uncover Clues to Reverse Schizophrenia

    Dana
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A new breakthrough has revealed a vulnerable period in the early stages of the brain’s development that researchers hope can be targeted for future efforts in reversing schizophrenia. In a paper published in the journal Science, neuroscientists from Cardiff University describe having uncovered the previously unknown influence of a gene in ensuring healthy brain development. The gene is known as ‘disrupted in schizophrenia-1’ (DISC-1). Past studies have shown that when mutated, the gene is a high risk factor for mental illness including schizophrenia, major clinical depression and…
  • Developing New Ways to Treat Kidney Disease

    Dana
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    An upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) explains how reearchers have found proteins in the Wnt signaling pathway help drive kidney scarring that can lead to chronic kidney disease. Chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension cause injury to the kidneys, which can lead to scarring and the development of chronic kidney disease. By identifying proteins important to this scarring process, researchers now point to a new strategy for possibly preventing kidney failure and the need for dialysis or transplantation in many patients. When Benjamin Humphreys…
  • Biomarker Linked to Risk of Binge Drinking Behaviors

    Dana
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    New research shows it may be possible to use a blood test to see who is at risk of developing a drinking problem. A biomarker found in the blood of alcohol users is significantly higher in binge drinkers than in those who consume alcohol moderately, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The biomarker, called phosphatidylethanol (PEth), could be used to screen young adults for harmful or heavy drinking such as binge drinking. Having performed extensive research on alcohol and its effects on health throughout her career, Mariann Piano, professor and…
  • Premature Birth May Lead to Withdrawn Personality

    Dana
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Most of us don’t consider how early childhood experiences affect adult personality traits. However, new research indicates that adults born very premature are more likely to be socially withdrawn and display signs of autism. The study was led by Professor Dieter Wolke at the department of psychology and Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick. The results showed that the adults born very preterm scored highly for displaying a socially withdrawn personality, indicated by autistic features, neuroticism, introversion and decreased risk taking. Prof. Wolke said: “Personality…
  • Improving Cancer Prevention Outreach for Latino Women

    Dana
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Preventative care is a woman’s best defense against breast and cervical cancer, but it has long been known that rates of cancer screening among Latinas are low compared to rates for U.S. women overall. A study led by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) found that age and fear of cancer diagnosis are among the reasons why Latina women do not continue participation following breast and cervical cancer education programs. The research was published in the Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives. This research is a secondary analysis of a large…
 
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    BitterSweet

  • Simply Bananas

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Does the internet need another recipe for banana bread? It’s a reasonable question, given the millions, if not billions, of hits that Google will pull up from the most cursory of searches, and one that I grappled with when deciding to share today’s post. By the strength of sheer facts and numbers, I would have to reason that one more dissertation on the blue and black / white and gold dress would probably be more innovative than yet another darned loaf of baked banana puree, and yet here I am, quick bread in hand. Statistics don’t tell the full story of the banana bread, as…
  • Frozen Corn is the Cure

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Gathering up my bags and grocery list, I stepped out of my enclosed oasis of air conditioning and into the midday sun. Slamming the car door shut and turning to go, I suddenly found myself caught. It wasn’t unusual to find my shirt, or purse, or even hair entangled in a closed door, but when I looked down to the source, I was unprepared for what I saw. Oh… Shit was the only clear thought that passed through my mind upon discovering that it was, in fact, my right thumb being held captive, fully enclosed in the not only latched, but locked car door. Forget about that quick, routine…
  • Beat the Heat

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Summer rages on, turning enclosed cars into rolling ovens and frying the delicate petals of spring flowers to crispy brown ribbons. Temperatures on the east coast look comparatively mild by sheer numbers alone, but it’s the humidity that really beats one into submission. Dry heat is more manageable even in the extreme; it doesn’t seem to cling or weigh so heavily, adding insult to injury under the radiating sun. Spending more time out west has certainly increased my tolerance for the heat, so even though the daily highs regularly score higher than those in Honolulu lately, it…
  • Silent Saturday: On Wings Big and Small

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    18 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
  • Veni, Vidi, Videri

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:17 am
    Why do people save the best for last? As one of those people, I’m not sure I can fully explain the compulsion to leave the very best bite for the end of the meal, or my favorite song for the end of a playlist. This very same impulse to delay gratification seems to get me in trouble at times, particularly when the end is not something clearly defined. Such is the case for many product reviews, languishing on my to-do list simply because the item in question was so good, I want to reserve it as a final reward. In realistic terms though, this just means that the post never gets written…
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • August 2015 Workout Calendar

    Anytime Fitness
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Prepare yourself for the balancing act that is August by using our downloadable workout calendar. The post August 2015 Workout Calendar appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Success Story: Distressed Groomsman to Confident Groom

    Anytime Fitness
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    It's remarkable what can happen when you put your health first. Chris Allen found confidence, camaraderie, and a wife at Anytime Fitness! The post Success Story: Distressed Groomsman to Confident Groom appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Hump Day Fitness Humor Courtesy of Amy Schumer

    Kelly Fitzgerald
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Prepare yourself for Amy Schumer truth-bombs and belly laughs via her bold health and fitness comedy sketches. The post Hump Day Fitness Humor Courtesy of Amy Schumer appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • How to Evaluate Pain & Progress When Strength Training

    Shannon Fable
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    You know that "no pain, no gain" adage? It's totally wrong and potentially dangerous. Learn the essentials for building a smart strength training plan. The post How to Evaluate Pain & Progress When Strength Training appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • What’s Your Story? Share, Inspire & Win!

    Ben Bush
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Visit the new #MyAnytimeStory site to share your story, get inspired, and cheer on fellow Anytime Fitness members! The post What’s Your Story? Share, Inspire & Win! appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
 
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    Focused on Health

  • What's your skin cancer risk?

    Focused on Health Blogger
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Markham HeidAnyone who’s regularly exposed to the sun has reason to worry about skin cancer. But some people have a greater skin cancer risk than others.“There are a number of known skin cancer risk factors,” says Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, M.D., medical director of the Melanoma and Skin Center at MD Anderson.Recognizing your risk factors can help you take steps to protect yourself.Who’s at increased risk?Skin cancer risk factors tend to fall into two categories.Genetic risk factors for skin cancer are qualities that you inherited and cannot be changed.Family history of skin…
  • Healthy lunch ideas for kids

    Focused on Health Blogger
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Markham HeidHealthy lunches can help set your kids up for a bright future and reduce their lifetime cancer risk.   But assembling a healthy, appealing lunch for your kids can be a challenge. Many traditional lunch box foods aren’t what’s best for your young ones. And they can be picky eaters.“It’s important to pack nutritious foods in the proper proportions,” says Rachel King, a health education specialist in MD Anderson’s Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center. Research has linked processed meats like salami, bologna, pastrami and even lean lunchmeats to an increased risk for…
  • How to add more exercise and activity to your day

    Focused on Health Blogger
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Kellie BramletYou don’t have to go the gym or start training for a 5K to enjoy the benefits of exercise. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that many of the tasks you do each day can help you improve your health, strength and energy level.“Any time you’re moving around counts,” says Carol Harrison, senior exercise physiology technologist at MD Anderson.  Just 30 minutes of daily moderate physical activity can reduce your risk for cancer and other diseases. And, you can split your 30 minutes of exercise into multiple sessions. If you are pressed for time, turning the tasks…
  • Lower your stress with beginner meditation techniques

    Focused on Health Blogger
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By David BerkowitzFeeling stressed, depressed or sleep-deprived? Help may be as near as your own mind and body. Just follow a few meditation techniques for beginners.By using mental focus, controlled breathing and body movements, our experts say you can relieve these common problems and boost your health.Chronic stress weakens the immune system and makes it harder for your body to stay healthy, says Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., professor in Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine and director of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson.Stress also makes you more likely to give up…
  • Activity Trackers: Move More and Lower Your Cancer Risk

    Focused on Health Blogger
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Markham HeidFrom wearable devices to phone apps, activity trackers can help lower your cancer risk by motivating you to be more active.  “The ability to monitor your own exercise behaviors is an effective, research-backed strategy to increase physical activity,” says Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., professor in Behavioral Science at MD Anderson.“Just recognizing how much you move can help you make healthy changes,” Basen-Engquist says.The most popular activity trackers are wristbands, watches and phone apps, she says. Most of these trackers log the number of steps you take each day…
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • The Mysteries Surrounding Rosacea

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:41 am
    Rosacea impacts more than 16 million Americans, according to the National Rosacea Society (NRS). In fact, I am one of the million that deal with it. Still, most people don’t realize they have it. It’s a somewhat challenging issue since it is not entirely black and white in either the definition or treatment of it. According to actress Cynthia Nixon speaking on behalf of the National Rosacea Coalition: Rosacea not only affects the skin but the confidence of sufferers and from my own personal experience I know how debilitating its effects can be. Redness is one specific characteristic of…
  • Dr. Bailey’s Top 5 Beauty Picks for that Warm, Summer Glow

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Summer skin care should have your skin looking smooth and sun-kissed, but without the sun. Summer is also about unwinding, so your skin care routine needs to be carefree and simple too. Fortunately, you can have it all with the top summer beauty must-haves, including an elegant sunscreen matched to skin type, a slightly tanner shade of compatible mineral makeup, a great exfoliator for smooth summer skin, and a great self-tanner to go on top for a healthy golden glow. You also need a professional level antioxidant facial product to fight the sun’s free radical skin damage that can lead to…
  • 5 Ways Stress Effects Your Skin and How to Fix It

    Angela
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
      Stress – the word alone can trigger a heightened response. We all have dealt with stress in our lives. Some of us even deal with it daily on a chronic level. Stress can have negative effects on your health, which in turn, adds to the amount of stress you have. It’s a vicious cycle. Has this happened to you? I personally can’t count the number of times my acne has flared up on my face after several stressful days or sleepless nights. Do you ever wonder why stress triggers health problems, including skin problems? I’ve been studying it in nursing school and want…
  • Why Coconut Oil Is Fantastic for Your Face and Hair

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m a big fan of coconut oil for skin care. I chose to use it instead of the usual post-procedure ointments after a pretty deep facial laser procedure last month. My skin healed quickly and without any problems! This is a testament to the healing properties of coconut oil on damaged skin, if ever there was one! I recommend coconut oil for many skin problems, including to calm highly sensitive allergic skin problems, to help soothe scalp dermatitis, for people prone to staph skin infections, and for post-laser care. The Benefits of Coconut Oil on Skin I was asked recently if coconut oil can…
  • 3 Tips to Discover the Nutritional Magic in Red Bell Peppers (Yummy Recipe Included!)

    Guest Author
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Years ago, I wish someone had told me that green bell peppers are really colored ones that have not fully ripened. I would have had a happier tummy and been able to enjoy bell peppers more if I had known to avoid green bell peppers. These unripe peppers were the cause of days-long stomachaches with indigestion accompanied with unpleasant burps that wouldn’t stop. Does this ever happen to you? The first tip related to bell peppers is that they are, of course, very good for us and quite tasty but… Tip #1: Green bell peppers are simply un-ripe red bell peppers that I believe shouldn’t…
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    OrthoStreams

  • Amendia acquires Custom Spine

    T
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Amendia Acquired Custom Spine (HealthPointCapital) press release   Amendia website   Custom Spine website Mergers and Acquisitions in Orthopedics Amendia announced that it acquired of Custom Spine, Inc., a developer of spinal implants and instruments for the treatment of spinal disorders. One of Custom Spine’s core technologies is its Pathway articulating vertebral interbody device (AVID), which features […]
 
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    Heart Sisters

  • A blogging challenge: 15 random facts about me

    Carolyn Thomas
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:18 am
    In the spirit of this inspirational challenge from some of favourite bloggers, here's my own totally random list of fascinating facts about moi . . .
  • Do you want the truth, or do you want “Fine, thank you”?

    Carolyn Thomas
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    The trouble with asking "How are you doing?" - is that some people will actually start telling you . . .
  • When you’re the adult child of a heart patient

    Carolyn Thomas
    12 Jul 2015 | 4:02 am
    Dr. Wayne Sotile calls them "the best hidden victims of heart illness: the patient's adult children". And when heart disease strikes, it can affect not only the patient, but the extended family of that patient as well.
  • Deprescribing: fewer drugs, better health outcomes?

    Carolyn Thomas
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:01 am
    Here's a good question from one of my readers: "Most of my medical conditions have been under control for more than a year, some 3-5 years. The control came mostly through exercise and diet. But my doctors are saying: 'We have this under control. Let’s not change anything.' So how can I get off any of my medications?"
  • As if fear of dying weren’t bad enough . . .

    Carolyn Thomas
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:15 am
    It turns out that the fear of dying during a heart attack is not just an emotional response. It's also linked to biological changes in the body that happen during acute cardiac events. In fact, research has found that intense fear of dying during a heart attack is associated with a four-fold increased risk of showing large inflammatory responses known to be damaging to the heart, in turn increasing the risk of longer-term issues - including having another heart attack.
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • Peter Rowe – Part Two

    Jeryldine Saville
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:10 pm
    In Part Two of his follow-up to our July 16 webinar, Dr. Peter Rowe, director of the Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, responds to patients’ questions on orthostatic intolerance, methylation, beta blockers and the effects of talking during tilt table testing. Dr. Rowe will provide answers to additional questions in the third and fourth installments in this blog series. Q: Cardiologists continue to be dismissive, even though orthostatic intolerance (OI) is so obvious in these studies. What is being done/planned to educate this important group of physicians, such…
  • Dr. Peter Rowe’s Responses to Follow-Up Webinar Questions

    Jeryldine Saville
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:49 pm
    On July 16, the Solve ME/CFS Initiative hosted a webinar with Dr. Peter Rowe, director of the Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, called, “Inducing Post-Exertional Malaise in ME/CFS: A Look at the Research Evidence.” Dr. Rowe has followed up with his responses to questions that were unable to be answered during the webinar due to time limitations. Given the number of questions posed, Dr. Rowe’s responses will be featured in a series of blog posts, beginning with this one. Q: Has there been a study distinguishing PEM in CFS, controls and other fatiguing…
  • Dr. Lily Chu Q&A Follow-Up to June 18 Webinar

    Jeryldine Saville
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:26 am
    The Solve ME/CFS Initiative hosted a webinar with Dr. Lily Chu June 18 called, “Post-Exertional Malaise: History, Characteristics, Evidence.” Dr. Chu has followed up with her responses to questions that were unable to be answered during the webinar due to time limitations. The next SMCI webinar is July 16 with Dr. Peter Rowe, director of the Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Q: What CFS criteria was used in the tests you covered in the webinar and are they comparable subsets of people with CFS? A: The studies discussed during the webinar concerned CFS subjects…
  • Pathways to Prevention

    Jeryldine Saville
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Click Image to Expand Last week’s long-awaited briefing on the National Institutes of Health’s Pathways to Prevention (P2P) report on ME/CFS failed miserably at continuing the momentum created earlier this year by the Feb. 10 Institute of Medicine publication on the disease. The P2P report was published three long years after the NIH launched the process of including ME/CFS in the P2P program. With so much time allotted to the process, expectations were bound to build. And build they did, even as the process was found to be riddled with errors. A number of public comments were omitted…
  • SMCI Announces New VP for Research and Scientific Programs

    Jeryldine Saville
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:17 pm
    The Solve ME/CFS Initiative is pleased to announce the appointment of Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPA, as its Vice President for Research and Scientific Programs, effective June 29. Dr. Nahle has a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Stony Brook University and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Nahle also completed post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard and Stony Brook. He emerged as the clear choice for the position after a rigorous two-month international search, which included many extraordinary…
 
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    Health Blog

  • High Intensity Exercise More Beneficial Than Endurance Training

    Health Blog
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    A study shows that high intensity workouts are more beneficial compared to traditional endurance exercise for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. CVD is a major reason for mortality worldwide and its risk factors begin in childhood. This study looks at the effects of intense, brief exercise in comparison to traditional endurance exercise on cardiovascular...
  • Weight Training Program Safe for Pregnant Women

    Health Blog
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:06 pm
    In spite of years of physicians’ unwillingness to advise pregnant women to weight train, researchers have revealed that a low to moderate intensity weight training program which is supervised is beneficial and safe. The researchers measured changes in resting blood pressure, progress of the amount of weight made use of and potentially harmful side...
  • Curbing Carbs More Effective Than Cutting Calories to Reduce Liver Fat

    Health Blog
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:45 am
    According to researchers, cutting down on carbs works more effectively than restricting calories for people wanting to reduce liver fat quickly. What this study tells us is that if your doctor says that you need to reduce the amount of fat in your liver, you can do something within a month. The results could...
  • 5 Must Have Accessories For Healthy Eating On The Go

    Health Blog
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:49 am
    1. Meal Cooler Bag One of the greatest challenges facing those of us who are either on a strict diet plan or who are just trying to eat healthy is the accessibility of suitable meals while on the go. Well, with the ISOBAG™ by Isolator Fitness, meals can be prepared and packed for the...
  • Moderate Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory

    Health Blog
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:49 am
    Researchers have shown that moderate aerobic exercise is able to improve memory. The research focused on older individuals that were already had atrophy of the hippocampus, the structure of the brain associated with all types of the formation of memory. A hundred and twenty sedentary older individuals not having dementia were randomly put in...
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    Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living

  • Eight therapeutic facts and uses of Ginseng

    John Smith
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:19 am
    Ginseng is a nutritious herb that is very beneficial for our health. Ginseng is a very powerful nourishing stimulant and has been in use since very long. There are several health benefits of ginseng that has been described in this article. Ginseng is a plant with fleshy roots; it is one of the eleven species of Panax genus and family Araliaceae. It is prevalent plant found in China, Korea and Northern Siberia. Ginseng contains numerous amino acids, mineral elements, Vitamin-C, Ginsenosides and other elements that are good for the body. The roots of this plants are highly beneficial and are…
  • 11 Proven Health Benefits of Gooseberry

    John Smith
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:29 am
    Indian gooseberry is also known as Amla, have several benefits. Because of the innumerable health benefits of Indian gooseberry it is the main ingredient of many ayurvedic preparations. Indian gooseberry: Amla or gooseberry is very nutritious fruit; that is found in the Indian subcontinent. Its botanical name is Phyllanthus emblica or Emblica officinalis. Amla is regarded as the best source of vitamin C. This fruit is edible in raw as well as dried form. It is considered the most powerful herb for improving health and well-being. Read also: Cut Soda from your diet and see what happens There…
  • Cut Soda from your diet and see what happens

    John Smith
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:32 am
    Drinking regular or diet soda has been linked to obesity along with numerous health issues. You can reverse your risk by limiting or quitting soda calories. Addiction is a word often related to tobacco, alcohol, or drugs only, but we should not ignore that the practice of drinking soda regularly can also convert into an addiction. Regular consumption of soda can wreak havoc on your body by damaging many organs in the long term. Various researchers have emphasized on the ill effects of soda on the human body. So, the time has come to give up, or at least reduce the amount of intake soda…
  • Different Ways to Stop Snoring

    John Smith
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    There isn’t a miracle cure for snoring, but various lifestyle changes, home remedies, and over-the-counter medications may help. Below are certain tips to stop snoring. Detailing snoring: Snoring is a condition that can affect anyone and it progresses as the person ages. This condition causes a person to make snorting and other noises in his/her sleep. It is a common state, with around 30 to 50 percent of the United States population snoring throughout their lifetime. Snoring is defined as the vibration of the respiratory structures due to obstructed air movement during breathing while…
  • Sleep better with relaxation exercise

    John Smith
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    There are innumerable evidences on how exercise and sleep quality are related to one another. Some exercise techniques that will help to get a better sleep are explained here in this article. Sleep: It is a state of mind associated with reduced perception of environmental stimuli and inhibition of almost all voluntary muscles or in much simpler terms it’s a periodic rest of both mind and body. All animals, including humans, sleep. Though the exact reason for sleep is still a topic of study, but in general sleep is necessary for the body and mind to be healthy and to work properly.
 
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    Optimistic Life

  • Success Secrets of the High School Drop-out Who Built a Worldwide Business Empire

    Guest Author
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:06 am
    More than 40 summers ago, high school drop-out Richard Branson decided to put up his first business venture in a basement of an apartment in West London.  While chatting with his friends over a few drinks, they chose Virgin as the name of the business, because all of them are greenhorns in business.  The rest, as they say, is history. The Young Richard Branson.  Photo by: Virgin.com Today, the Virgin Group is into many business ventures such as airline, banking, books, consumer electronics, films, health care, internet, jewelry, mobile phones, music, retail, travel and even space travel.
  • How To Remain Healthy and Fit on a Budget

    Guest Author
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:44 am
    While millions want to get healthy, many cite their budget as one of the top obstacles of their health. Fresh, organic food is twice the price of frozen, preserved, or fried food. Gym memberships can be expensive. If you don’t have any, buying the proper tennis shoes to exercise in can cost a significant amount of money. Despite this, it is possible to remain healthy and fit without breaking the bank. Just follow the tips below.   Freeze  or Refrigerate All of Your Fruits and Vegetables One drawback to eating healthy is how fast fresh-food goes stale or rots. Fortunately, there is…
  • Finding a Way Back after Hitting Rock Bottom

    Guest Author
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:50 pm
    As the saying goes, once you hit rock-bottom, there’s no place to go but up. My experience with overcoming alcoholism is a testament to the adage. Having dug my way out, my goal now is to keep others from hitting their rock-bottom. I’ve mapped a pathway of transformation for others at a crossroads wanting to turn their lives around. At age 37, I was living as a hard-rock miner in Northern Ontario and was deep into my addiction to alcohol. It had become the love of my life. In my dependent state, it filled a hole in my soul that allowed me to live with myself. Then came my personal…
  • How to Avoid or Limit Procrastination

    Guest Author
    29 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    Have you ever found your task list too overwhelming? It’s tricky to zoom out and connect how my to-do list fits into my overall schedule and challenges. It’s even more tricky how this things work. See also: How to cope with procrastination Let’s see how visual representations can help at this place. Post it on the wall, screen… Colored sticker notes as we are all used to could be very convenient. – They work as reminders. – They can track my topic tasks (same color for tasks that belong to the same goal or challenge). – They can be easily removed or…
  • These Five Foods Are Making You Fat. Stop Eating Them

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

  • Stopping foodborne illness — faster testing, vigilance at home

    Heidi Godman
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:20 pm
    The steady stream of reports about foodborne illness is making me think twice about what’s on my dinner plate. This year alone, we’ve seen dozens of food recalls, including one involving frozen tuna that was linked to 62 cases of Salmonella infection, and another that implicated ice cream in 10 cases of Listeria infection — and three deaths. Foodborne illness sickens 48 million people annually, sending 128,000 to the hospital and killing 3,000. You can get a foodborne illness from red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy foods, and even fruits and vegetables. Bacteria in the…
  • A promising new treatment for high triglycerides

    Gregory Curfman, MD
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    When you think about fat circulating in the bloodstream, you might immediately think of cholesterol. But there’s another type of fat you shouldn’t ignore: triglycerides. As with cholesterol, high triglycerides can also increase the risk of having a heart attack. Existing drugs for lowering triglycerides aren’t that good at reducing heart attack risk. That’s why a report on a new way to lower triglycerides, published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine, is generating some excitement among cardiologists. What are triglycerides? Triglycerides are a type of…
  • CPR during cardiac arrest: someone’s life is in your hands

    Daniel Pendick
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Cardiac arrest is the ultimate 911 emergency. The heart stops sending blood to the body and brain, either because it is beating too fast and too erratically, or because it has stopped beating altogether. Oxygen-starved brain cells start to die. Death occurs in minutes — unless a bystander takes matters into his or her hands and starts cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Doing CPR keeps blood circulating until trained and better-equipped first responders arrive on the scene to jump-start the heart back into a normal rhythm. “The brain is the most sensitive of the body’s organs…
  • Bypass surgery an “uncommon” cause of memory loss, cognitive decline

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) offers a new lease on life for thousands of people each year whose hearts aren’t getting the blood they need to work properly. But it has also been blamed for “brain fog,” a loss of memory and thinking skills that follows the procedure in some people. Such brain problems are often called cognitive impairment. The operation itself may not be to blame, according to a review in today’s Annals of Internal Medicine. For the review, a team of researchers—mostly from the U. S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs—synthesized data…
  • Studies support broader use of cholesterol-lowering statins

    Julie Corliss
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    The latest guidelines used to determine who should take a cholesterol-lowering statin to prevent heart disease appear to be more accurate and cost-efficient than the previous guidelines. That’s according to two studies led by Harvard researchers, both published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association. For many years, the main deciding factor in who needed to take a statin was the level of an individual’s harmful low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL). Updated guidelines published in 2013 by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart…
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    LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 093

    Jeremy Fried
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Welcome to the 93rd edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 6 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about the…
  • LITFL Review 190

    Marjorie Lazoff, MD
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Welcome to the 190th LITFL Review. Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chuck of FOAM. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week Ken and Chris over at The SGEM are trialling a new project: ‘Hot or Not’  They want to know what you think of five recently published articles. Looks like it could be an interesting addition to cutting down the…
  • Red Dust, dingoes, trauma and Sepsis

    Mike Cadogan
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Guest post by Dr Chris Edwards of EMJourney recounts his time as a remote retrieval registrar based in Alice Springs – @EMtraveller I’ve had the privilege to work as a Retrieval Registrar for the Alice Springs Hospital Retrieval Service in Central Australia for the last 6 months. How to describe it – words that spring to mind include: Challenging (unlike many other retrieval jobs, you often are intimately involved in the logistics planning) Satisfying (providing ICU level care to the most remote parts of Australia) Scary (providing ICU level care to the most remote parts of…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 092

    Jeremy Fried
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Welcome to the 92nd 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 7 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…
  • LITFL Review 189

    Marjorie Lazoff, MD
    19 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Welcome to the 189th LITFL Review. Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chuck of FOAM. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week The American College of Emergency Physicians made some pretty significant changes to its tPA clinical policy. Find out what they were and get comments from the experts on this week’s FOAMcast. [MG] The Best of…
 
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    DiscussHealth

  • Feels Like Shaking Inside Body – What Causes Inside Tremble

    HealthyDis
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:45 pm
    The sensation of shaking inside the body may be attributed to different health concerns. In some cases, they can be related to mild stroke, neuropathy, stress and fatigues and even panic attacks. It is therefore important that you know the cause of shaking inside the body to find a solution. What Causes Shaking Inside the […]
  • What Causes Hard Stomach Feeling – Stomach Inside Cramping

    HealthyDis
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Having a hard stomach feeling inside can be a sign of upset stomach. Usually, there are other symptoms associated with this condition so you must first identify the cause of your stomach cramps. If  you have been having such symptom for a few days, it is best to consult a doctor. What Causes Hard Stomach […]
  • What Causes Cold Upper Lip Symptom?

    HealthyDis
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    The upper lip has one of the thinnest skin parts in the body. Usually, people who have symptoms in the lips may be suffering from an undiagnosed health problem. But you should always identify the cause of the lip symptom which may include cold upper lip. What Causes Cold Upper Lip Symptom? There may be […]
  • Cold Eyelid Symptoms Could Be Face Neuropathy

    HealthyDis
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Coldness in different parts of the face may be a sign of nerve signal disruptions. Usually, this happen when you have facial neuropathy that may affect different parts of the face. In most cases, the neuropathy symptom may induce cold eyelids. What Causes Cold Eyelid? Cold eyelids may be a sign that your nerves in […]
  • How Much Is Root Canal Cost

    HealthyDis
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    Root canal is one of the dental procedures that involve reducing or removing the pain that the patient feels. Usually, this procedure is done in order to save a tooth from being extracted so that the person can still maintain a good smile. How Is Root Canal Performed? Root canal is only performed at the […]
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    The April Center Blog: Anxiety, OCD, Phobia and Panic Attack Management - Los Angeles and San Diego

  • Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms in Teenagers

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:29 pm
     by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles www.KickFear.comTo begin, if you are a teenager reading this, I commend you. That means that you have enough initiative and curiosity to google terms such as “social anxiety” or “social phobia.” It also probably means that you are anxious and preoccupied with how you appear in social situations or what others think of you. I am hypothesizing that, to some degree, you are struggling to understand who you are, and it can be exhausting when others around you are…
  • Fear of Throwing Up

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles www.KickFear.comEmetophobia is a word that most of us are unlikely to have encountered.  Precisely defined, it is the fear of throwing up.  Expanded, this can include a fear of vomiting in public, a fear of seeing vomit, a fear of witnessing another person vomit, or a fear of being nauseated.  Although Emetophobia is not as recognized as, say Agoraphobia or Claustrophobia, it has been stated by the International Emetophobia Society to be the fifth most common…
  • Panic Attack, OCD and Phobia Treatment: The April Center For Anxiety adds Another Location in San Diego!

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    by Dr. Craig April, Director of The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeleswww.KickFear.comThe April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles is now also San Diego!In addition to the Los Angeles offices, we have just opened another office in beautiful San Diego in the Mission Valley area.  This area is centrally located, making it easy for all anxiety sufferers to visit the center for their scheduled appointments.Led by Dr. Craig April, one of the leading anxiety doctors in the country (as seen on A & E's TV show OBSESSED), all staff at The April…
  • Fear of Freeway Driving: A Common Phobia

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:27 pm
     by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles www.KickFear.comDo you or someone you know have a fear of driving on freeways?  This is not uncommon.  We turn on the morning news, and we inevitably hear about traffic accidents on freeways.  If you are a resident in Los Angeles or San Diego, California, freeway driving is equivalent to owning a cell phone—necessary and efficient.  After all, Los Angeles and San Diego are not known for their public transportation system.  So let’s talk…
  • Fear of Passing Out: A Common Phobia

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

    Editor
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    We would like to introduce you to two people; in fact, more than introduce you. For the next several minutes, we would like you to become these people. The first is a chronic pain patient, and the second is the family member caring for that patient. The patient We’ll call you Chris. You are of working age and are one out of the every three Australians who live with chronic pain. Yours started years ago at your job at the mail order delivery company. Rushing to get heavy merchandise indoors as a huge rainstorm approached, you lifted and twisted, herniating three discs in your spine. The…
  • Stress-free health management: A natural solution for your health

    Editor
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Haim, Jenetta. (2014). Stress-free health management: A natural solution for your health. Bloomington, IN: Balboa Press. When faced with reviewing books relating to stress management and natural therapies there can be some degree of scepticism involved as many texts tend to tout the adage that their way is the only way to health and well-being. Stress-free health management: A natural solution to your health by Jenetta Haim does not fit this mould. Jenetta Haim is a natural therapist with more than thirty years of experience in naturopathic nutrition, hypnotherapy, NLP, Reiki healing, stress…
  • Positive interactive-behaviour therapy for intellectual disability

    Editor
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Given that an estimated 60 percent of persons who have intellectual disability also experience severe communication deficits (AIHW, 2008), the literature on counselling this client group consistently refers to the importance of using “creative approaches” (WWILD, 2012, p 60) which allow the client to respond in both verbal and nonverbal ways. Thus, in addition to “talk therapy”, practitioners should consider employing drawing, music, puppetry, drama, and psychodrama. In this post, we review the use of positive interactive-behaviour therapy. How the therapy works This newer format for…
  • Do you believe in psychic phenomena?

    Editor
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Dr Krissy Wilson, Anomalistic Psychologist and lecturer, explains society’s enduring relationship with belief in the paranormal. Belief in the weird and wonderful is a consistent and significant component of the human condition. The tendency to believe in psychic powers and related phenomena that contradict known scientific laws and principles is not only a common feature found in all cultures across the world, but has been a factor in human existence throughout history. There is evidence that widespread beliefs in psychic powers, crop circles, water diving and assorted paranormal beliefs…
  • What you need to consider before breaking it off

    Editor
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Your phone rings. You grab it to answer but as the caller’s number flashes on the screen, you hesitate. It is someone you’re not sure you want to continue being friends with. Maybe the person has broken promises to you, cancelling get-togethers at the last minute, or perhaps – as entertaining as they can be – this person only seems to care about themselves. Or maybe you met the person when you were in a bad place, needing someone to lean on? Now that your life is back on track, you notice the person continues to play therapist, critic, and advice-giver – even when you don’t want…
 
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  • Eating Breakfast Is a Healthy Start to a Healthy Day

    Dorsa
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Everyone has heard the saying that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. It is an ideal that has heard time and time again, starting at childhood. How true is this old adage, though? Why, exactly, is breakfast considered to be so important? Is there something more to this than just what your mom told you? Eating a healthy and balanced breakfast is an important start to your day. Skipping breakfast can cause you to have low energy, low blood sugar, brain fog, and a general feeling of disease. Plus, if you skip breakfast you’ll often end up overeating later in the day. This…
  • Why Meal Planning Works For Chronic Health Conditions

    Dorsa
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    There are two things that you will hear stressed time and time again when you are diagnosed and treated for any chronic health condition. Those things are regular exercise, and diet control. This is because, aside from potential medications and medical intervention, these two factors affect the treatment of your chronic health condition more than anything else. From diabetes to high blood pressure, diet and exercise are the best way for you to contribute to your own health and well-being. Incorporating exercise into your daily life can be as easy as taking the stairs instead of the elevator…
  • How Diet and Exercise Affect High Blood Pressure

    Dorsa
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    After being diagnosed with high blood pressure, there are two things that your doctor will mention, other than possible medication. These two things are diet and exercise. Diet and exercise are pretty typical factors when it comes to many health conditions, and for good reason. Both of these factors make a huge impact on your overall health, and can seriously contribute to your overall well-being. You Feel What You Eat As with many chronic health conditions, what you eat has a major impact on your health. It is easy to forget, or not truly realize, how much depends on the food that you…
  • Wrap It Up: Great Lunches to Go For High Blood Pressure

    Dorsa
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    People that need to stick to certain diets, especially due to health conditions, often find that lunch can be the hardest meal of the day. Busy, working people everywhere often struggle with finding something quick and healthy to eat for lunch. Usually this is because they are just too busy, are unprepared, or simply do not know how to put together healthy lunches. Unfortunately, this leads to skipping meals or choosing lunch options that are truly bad for you, like fast food. People with high blood pressure, as well as other health conditions, have to be especially careful about their lunch…
  • Start the Day with a Healthy Breakfast

    Dorsa
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” This is a mantra that you have likely heard time and time again. However silly the saying may be, it is very true that breakfast is of extreme importance. A healthy breakfast starts your day the right way, giving you energy to sustain you until your next meal, and giving you the fuel you need. Starting your day with a healthy breakfast means that you are putting your very best foot forward, and you’re giving yourself a chance to start your day right. A healthy breakfast gets your brain working and your blood pumping, ready for anything…
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    Health + Medicine – Articles – The Conversation

  • Explainer: how viruses can fool the immune system

    Kim Jacobson, Senior Research Fellow at Monash University
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Gallinago_media/ShutterstockThe immune system protects us from the constant onslaught of viruses, bacteria and other types of pathogens we encounter throughout life. It also remembers past infections so it can fight them off more easily the next time we encounter them. But the immune system can sometimes misbehave. It can start attacking its own proteins, rather than the infection, causing autoimmunity. Or, it can effectively respond to one variant of a virus, but then is unable to stop another variant of the virus. This is termed the original antigenic sin (OAS). OAS occurs when the initial…
  • Differences between men and women are more than the sum of their genes

    Jenny Graves, Distinguished Professor of Genetics at La Trobe University
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    It's naive to pretend there are no profound genetic and epigenetic differences between the sexes. Elephant Gun Studios/Flickr, CC BY-NCGender differences and sexual preferences are frequently a point of conversation. What produces the differences between men and women? Are they trivial or profound? Are they genetic or environmental, or both? Some people claim that, genetically, men are more closely related to male chimpanzees than to women. Others discount sex differences because they’re determined by a single gene, called SRY, on the Y chromosome. But the key to difference between men…
  • Australian government’s $50m investment in defending against Big Tobacco legal thuggery

    Simon Chapman, Professor of Public Health at University of Sydney
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:04 pm
    The case for compensation is worthless: the value of nothing is nothing. AAP/Lucas CochImagine you were about to buy a property and were advised that in two years time, a major freeway would be built two hundred metres away, greatly diminishing the value of your purchase. Then imagine you went ahead anyway, the freeway was built, and your property value went down as expected. You took the person who sold you the property and the government who built the freeway to court, seeking compensation. Fools and their money are easily parted. This is, in effect, what the tobacco transnational Philip…
  • Do encounters with perpetrators help or hinder recovery after traumatic loss?

    Louise Harms, Associate Professor of Social Work at University of Melbourne
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Melbourne man Jan Laczynski (right), who lost five friends in the Bali bombings meets Nasir Abbas, who trained the bombers. SBSWould you meet with the people found responsible for the deaths of your family members or friends? In the first episode of the two-part SBS program Meet the terrorists: The Bali bereaved search for answers, which first aired on Tuesday, three bereaved people do just that. The 2002 Bali bombings claimed 202 lives. Among them were Ni Luh Erniati’s husband, Gede, a barman at the Sari Club; five friends of Jan Laczynski, who were working as security guards at the club;…
  • The problem with merit-based appointments? They're not free from gender bias either

    Lisa A Williams, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology at UNSW Australia
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:02 pm
    If we were to evaluate two equally able politicians on their ‘merit’, chances are the man would outperform the woman. AAP/Lucas CochA growing chorus of female Liberal MPs are calling for their party to preselect more women to address the party’s gender imbalance. Sharman Stone wants mandatory quotas, while Teresa Gambaro has called for a 30% target. Now, the most senior woman in the party, foreign minister Julie Bishop has joined the fray, saying the party already has targets but that the “overriding element for preselection and election” is merit. No matter whether it’s targets…
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  • 7 Common Mistakes People Make When Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

    Jennifer Smith
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:22 am
    Hopefully you never have a serious medical problem that would prevent you from working. But if you do, you should seriously consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits. This insurance program is invaluable to millions... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Viral hepatitis genotyping: a tool for therapeutic management

    Administrator
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.4 million... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • 5 Best Music for Studying and concentration

    Dr. Sujit
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:38 am
    Studying is sometimes an impossible task, out of pressure and dullness. An instrumental Music in the background of a piano, flute or guitar with no words to disturb you, not loud to alert you and... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • TOOTH SPACE MAINTENANCE: Keeping the Space Safe for Permanent Teeth

    Administrator
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    Children as they grow, achieve multiple milestones starting from smile, walk and talk and from the dental perspective , getting the first tooth and the remaining teeth. As a child reaches the 6 years mark... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Laser Dentistry: An Overview

    Jennifer Smith
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Advancements in technology have led to great strides in the field of dentistry. Laser technology, for example, has transformed certain procedures, and offers advantages for patients and professionals, alike. Keep reading to learn more about... Published in http://medchrome.com
 
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  • Are You Looking At Getting Cosmetic Surgery? Try This Helpful Advice!

    HealthyGirl
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:21 pm
    It is very essential that you are prepared to get plastic surgery by making food for yourself and stocking up at home. You should avoid physical activity for four weeks after your surgery, so do not work either. Keep reading for more great tips about your procedure and how to maximize your results. Inquire if you will receive antibiotics after surgery. You may be on antibiotics for a few weeks subsequent to your procedure, so you should get all of the information about them as you can. If your surgeon does not prescribe any antibiotics, you must get another opinion from another doctor. The…
  • The Advantages Of Group Therapy

    Jana Serrano
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:29 am
    If you want to get well soon but afraid of being alone with a therapist, then this is the perfect set up for you. However, you have to be sure that you are really up for this. There will be no turning back once you have already signed up. Thus, have more assurance by reading the advantages below and that will be it. To begin with, you will feel supported after a very long time. Group therapy Washington DC is for everybody who has the same condition as yours. If you will just give it a chance, then you will realize that it cannot be that bad. In fact, it can be the change that you have been…
  • Getting The Most From A Marriage And Couples Counseling

    Jana Serrano
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:28 am
    It is a fact that things may not always be peachy for couples. There will always be those times when something might rock the boat. This does not mean that they would just have to give up on what they have though, the best way to do is to find ways on how to get things fixed. Marriages are not something that one would just give up because the going gets tough. It is a good thing though that there are people that might help you resolve things if you are not able to do so by yourself. There are times when the effort that you are exerting are not just working out. If this should happen though,…
 
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  • 16 Vampires That Rob You Of Brain Health

    BeWellBuzz
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Without proper brain health we have little else…  If you find yourself misplacing things, forgetting names and faces, or even forgetting why you entered a room you need to learn and address those things that are robbing you of mental acuity. Let’s go through the list: 1. Poor Sleep Many health studies have shown that poor sleep is a major factor in cognitive decline and overall mental performance. Direct quote from a study: “Specific neurocognitive domains including executive attention, working memory, and divergent higher cognitive functions are…
  • Scientists to Extend Human Healthspan Indefinitely

    BeWellBuzz
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Scientists have embarked on a quest to eliminate ageing and extend healthy lifespan indefinitely. This post from The Guardian encapsulates the recent work being done for extending ‘healthspan’, the years that are free of frailty and disease. Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications… In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope…
  • 36 Questions That Can Make Two People Fall in Love

    BeWellBuzz
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Want cupid to target someone special for you? Psychologists claim you can do it yourself when armed with these 36 questions. This post from The Telegraph unveils the 36 questions that can make two people fall in love. The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother. The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below – and answer them yourself. Doing this, psychologists have claimed, can make absolutely anyone fall in head-over-heels. If it sounds easy; it isn’t. The questions begin gently enough: ‘Would you like to be famous?'; ‘What’s…
  • 3 Health Myths That Might Actually Be Hurting Your Brain

    BeWellBuzz
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Are you keeping abreast with current nutritional research for maintaining a well-functioning body and brain? Discard those old ‘healthy’ habits that are not considered healthy any longer. This post from Inc.com discusses 3 health myths that might be damaging your ability to focus, learn, and remember: One of the most surprising things I learned in nursing school was that the human body and the way it works is not always logical. Sure, when you drill down deep enough, the sciences of biology and chemistry make the body more understandable, but science has…
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  • 7 Tips for Daily Living !

    Jim Long
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:03 am
    Living Daily Here are 7- count em- 7 tips for living daily.  Well, you ask, “ What is the alternative to Living daily?” Simply put- the alternative is leaving this world sooner than you desire.  If we came with an owners manual  this would be included. 1-     Exercise at least 30 minutes per day. Walking is great [...]
  • 10 Tips for Graceful Aging !

    Jim Long
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:57 am
    A healthy body , mind and spirit calls for graceful aging. Here are 10 tips: 1)    Maintain an appropriate weight. Your diet should be low fat, high fiber and include generous portions of fruit and vegetables daily. Be sure to watch the nutrition information on food product labels. 2)  Have a personal exercise program.  Walking will get [...]
  • Breakfast Healthy Options !

    Jim Long
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:28 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 [...]
  • Healthy Option – Warm-up Before Exercise !

    Jim Long
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:14 am
    Your healthy body not only depends on your healthy diet but also on proper physical workouts. But we are so busy. Is there time for  a warm-up? Is it necessary? When you have to fit an exercise routine into your already busy schedule, you might be tempted to simply skip the warm up routine, even though [...]
  • Healthy Options for Dry Skin !

    Jim Long
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:47 am
    Dry Skin Sometimes skin has a low level of sebum, which is the natural oil that is produced by skin glands. It is called dry skin and it cannot hold moisture and will look parched and feel tight when washed and in some extreme times, it can show some signs of chapping [...]
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  • When You Didn’t Plan on Your Plans Being Unplanned #SwitchersRemorse

    Joyce
    19 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Where are my plans? I know they must be out here somewhere? Photo credit: Mike Waltze When I was invited to share about a #SwitchersRemorse life experience for Verizon, I thought,  “I have enough material for about 20 blog posts.” I decided to choose this particular experience because I’m actually suffering from switcher’s remorse right at this very moment. I’ve always had an aversion to planning things too far in advance. I like to keep the door open when it comes to opportunity. I’m not suggesting this is a great character trait — only that…
  • Meditate, Release, Repeat – #MyYoga

    Joyce
    13 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    **Disclosure: GaiamTV sponsored post** As the days pass, I find myself reflecting on the value of time. In the past, I was always hurrying things up — bored and impatient. But as I reflect on my own personal hourglass, I’m conscious of the fact I have more sand in the bottom, and less left on top. I’m far from being an expert on meditating. I confess slowing down is a challenge for me. But when I overcome my need for speeding ahead, I find myself more joyful and fulfilled. It’s in the pause I’m able to push away the clutter and see what I couldn’t see…
  • Healthy Living: Take the Road Already Traveled

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

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

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

    Edel
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
  • Growing a Pair of Wings

    Edel
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    After six years in business as Medical House, we have changed our name to Eagle Protect. Medical House quickly grew into New Zealand's major specialist supplier of single use consumables to the Medical and Dental sectors. We found that our focus on these products that are seen as “add-ons” by most suppliers, struck a chord with users. We found that having great quality product at direct from factory prices was a hit! Our story of visiting our factories regularly to perform comprehensive audits also meant something to our customers who wanted to ensure their consumables were…
  • What's a Friend?

    Edel
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Definition of friend/: a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations. There are many benefits to friendships and research shows that the better quality relationships you have the more likely you are to be happy. Good friends can relieve you of stress, give you joy & comfort, stop you feeling lonely and isolated and can strengthen your health. In recent times technology has changed the definition of friendship. With just one click of a button we are able to add a friend or make a new connection. But truth…
  • What's a Friend?

    Edel
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Definition of friend/: a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations. There are many benefits to friendships and research shows that the better quality relationships you have the more likely you are to be happy. Good friends can relieve you of stress, give you joy & comfort, stop you feeling lonely and isolated and can strengthen your health. In recent times technology has changed the definition of friendship. With just one click of a button we are able to add a friend or make a new connection. But truth be told…
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
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  • From Sandwiches to Sleep: healthy changes for a new school year

    Becky James
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    One our top searches is for alternatives to childhood's favorite sandwich, the PB and J.  Visit "Sandwiches in a Peanut Free World" for alternative sandwich ideas or simply substitute sunflower seed butter for peanut butter.  It has a great taste and texture and is available at Trader Joe's.If you are trying to make lunch healthier for you or your children, try our post "Cut Calories without Losing Taste," where we give you flavorful changes to your diet that can save you 1743 calories per week without making a single sacrifice.If your family needs to start fresh on many fronts, try…
  • Playground Workout: Using Common Equipment for a Challenging Workout

    Becky James
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:53 am
    Kids love to visit the playground, but why should they be the only ones having fun?  Below are exercise that turn common playground equipment into a challenging workout for all levels.  Yes, people will stare, but only because you are tackling what they wish that they could, so smile and invite them to join you on the next set.Raised Platform (e.g. step, base of a slide, balance apparatus)Step-ups Keep your body upright .Step-ups have been proven to be one of the most effective exercises for the glutes.  The higher the step, the more challenging the…
  • Calcium for Kids Who Don't Like Milk

    Becky James
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:28 pm
    The old ad for milk was not wrong; it really does do a body good, as it is loaded with calcium.  In young people, calcium aids in the development of strong bones, which will continue to strengthen throughout adolescence until they begin to decline in young adulthood.  For females, it is even more important for bones to reach their maximum potential due to the risk of osteoporosis later in life.  But if your child refuses to drink milk, how can you ensure that their diet contains adequate calcium?First, understand how much calcium they should be…
  • How to Get in Shape....and Stay in Shape

    Becky James
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    People love to ask me how I can workout as much as I do, but hate my response: "I love it."  It is the same answer that will get anyone in shape and allow them to sustain the changes that they make.  The difficult part is finding what you love.The good and bad is that there are thousands of ways to get active, so how do you find what works for you?  First, be willing to try new things and accept that you may feel silly.  You should also keep in mind that you will need multiple exposures to fairly judge whether you like something; when people first try my…
  • Cut Calories without Losing Taste

    Becky James
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    To lose weight, you have to create a calorie deficit.  If you attempt to do it through exercise or reduction of intake alone, you will probably burn out before your see results.  A realistic and sustainable approach with health benefits far beyond weight loss, starts with smart substitutions.  Lowfat Milk vs WholeOne cup of milk represents 28% of the recommended amount of calcium that an adult should consume in a day.  But drinking whole milk, may be adding up to 45 unneeded calories per cup.  A cup of whole milk contains 148 calories vs a cup…
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  • Great Foods for Great Skin

    Carley
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Many of us might have heard that water and hydration is good for the skin but did you know that there are foods that a good for your skin too? Here’s a few eats to that you can eat to help preserve and treat your skin well! Glow with Chocolate Cocoa hydrates your skin, making it firmer and more supple. Dark chocolate also contains some healthy antioxidants. To really enjoy the benefits of these antioxidants, go for dark chocolate that is at 70 percent of cacao or more.  A couple of squares a day should be enough to improve luminosity. The caffeine that chocolate has may also…
  • Better your Posture

    Carley
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    You can help prevent the rounding of your spine that comes from chronic poor posture. Proper posture may sometimes seem to come as more of a struggle with age. Here are some tips and ways to better your posture and help you sit and stand tall at all times. Stretch and open the shoulders Many of us spend the majority of our day hovered and hunched over a computer. With hours of being hunched over, it is important that we stretch out. We should try to touch our shoulder blades together making an open pose, this will help us improve our range of motion. Ideally, you’d want to stretch would be…
  • Surprising Secrets To Eating Out Healthy

    Carley
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    The average American restaurant meal contains around 1000 calories and the typical American eats out around four times a week! Food economists have been studying the habits of those that eat out frequently. They’ve learned that what you order may be influenced by where you are sitting, the lighting, as well as who you are with. If you fall under the average American in terms of where you find your meals- here are some trade secrets to make eating out a healthier option. Grab a health-minded pal Research supports that when out to eat, we tend to order similarly as the people that we are…
  • Healthy Living Habits

    Carley
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Looking for some tips to incorporate into your life for overall better physical and mental health? Here are some great suggestions to add some zen, happiness, and healthy habits into your life. Exercise Regularly Be consistent in your workouts. Try your best to, at the very least, go on a walk each day. The gym is a great place to be familiar with as well. If you don’t already have a schedule, create one so you can find yourself going to the gym a few times each week consistently. Lift some weights and incorporate strength training with your cardio. Exercise is one of the best things we can…
  • Detoxify Your Body

    Carley
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Looking to flush out some of those toxins that are building up in your body? Detoxing our bodies frequently is healthy and an important part of keeping our bodies healthy. Check out the following tips to detox and cleanse your body. Drink Lots of Water Aim for 64 oz, or 8 cups of water. Stay hydrated, drinking water throughout the day is one of the best things you can do for your body. Drinking organic cranberry water is a great way to flush out the toxins. The liver is our main detox organ. Supporting healthy liver function, naturally improves the detox process. D-limonene is an antioxidant…
 
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  • Some Professional Tips On Elementary Secrets Of Routehappy

    admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    While 3G offers a top-down, service provider approach to deliver wireless internet access, WiFi offers a decentralized approach centered to the end-user. Then there is an 802.15 family; 802.16; and so on. So as I mulled over spending another 35 bucks, I thought about something that had intrigued me the first time around time for some AustinLightGuy hacking! Remember to hang your “antenna” so that the adapter and the antenna are facing out the window especially towards where it will find more signals. Go ahead and click on “Run Xpress Connect”. Step 1 Start the iPad.
  • Try This Suggestions To Become A Superb Father or Mother

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:01 pm
    There are many different kinds of raising a child with each mom or dad will make a parent. It can be a great expertise, it also have their reveal of difficulties and anxiety. Regardless of what what their ages are, from toddler to teen, plus they won’t hesitate to help remind you they have their own personal thoughts. This article can teach you some of the highs and lows of parenthood. You do not automatically must spend lots of money on good quality nursery gear. You can purchase good quality child goods at department stores. Obvious some area over a counter nearby the kitchen sink,…
  • You Can Have Your Cake And Garcinia Cambogia Effect, Too

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    When you are breastfeeding the physical body is trying to hang on to fat for the baby.This is not the moment to bother with being fat as long as you are eating healthy foods/nutrients packed as well as not fried/junk food. Mina … you are trying so hard to be slim when often your body will make it harder while breastfeeding.Sept 2011 my gallbladder was gotten rid of & I still continued being sick queasiness, vomiting & looseness of the bowels 24/7 NO FUNCTION & EXTINCTION.I been extremely ill haven’t been able to keep my food down or in me for 8yrs Dr. after Dr. i have…
  • Further Consideration Of Root Elements Of Wifi Network

    admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:30 pm
    WiFi band in the world without any telecom operator license free band, WLAN wireless devices provides a worldwide can be used, the cost is extremely low and very high data bandwidth wireless air interface. They are part of a research lab called Google X. Destined to interconnect every business in a wireless world, Infinet is taking all endeavors to reach out to potential customers and let them make better use of technology. The first serious thing to do is change the default user-name and password of the router itself. Related Articles How to Stay Secure When Working the Move – Part 2…
  • Life Mentoring As Well As You

    admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:35 am
    Sure, questioning is a huge part of mentoring. But the role of inquiries isn’t to sledge hammer you into a significant revolutionary. Questions are one device made use of to lead you in your process of gaining incrementally further self-knowledge. The objective of coaching isn’t to hurry to obtain it done, it’s that can help you discover as high as you can. On the other hand, when you choose a satisfying life, every step you absorb the instructions of every desire ends up being an act of fulfillment self help . You experience fulfillment as an internal option that produces a…
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  • Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List

    Health Editor
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:37 am
    SATURDAY, Aug. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — If your child has asthma or allergies, make sure his or her teacher, principal and school nurse know about it as part of your back-to-school planning, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) recommends. “More than 10 million kids under age 18 have asthma, and one in four suffer from respiratory allergies,” ACAAI President Dr. James Sublett said in a news release from the organization. “Many kids with asthma and food allergies don’t have a plan in place at school. An allergy or asthma action plan…
  • Is Facebook Messing With Your Self-Esteem? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

    Jacqueline Andriakos
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Photo: Getty Images The great social media and mental health debate continues, thanks to a new study out this week that looked at young women’s use of Facebook and their risk for risky dieting. Turns out, it may have less to do with how much time one spends online, and more to do with how a woman uses social media. After surveying 128 college-aged women, the researchers, writing in the August issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that highly active Facebook users were more likely to engage in unhealthy weight-loss behaviors—like binging and purging or using weight-loss…
  • Kids’ Hemophilia Drugs a Big Part of State Medicaid Spending

    Health Editor
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Treatment costs for one childhood illness, hemophilia, may use up a big chunk of a state’s Medicaid budget, a new study out of California shows. The researchers found that treatments for hemophilia — a rare, inherited disorder in which blood does not clot normally — accounted for the largest share of spending on outpatient drugs among publicly insured children in California with serious chronic illnesses. The study “underscores the potential effect of new, expensive but [effective] pharmaceuticals on public insurance…
  • Experimental Treatment Uses Nitric Oxide for Acne

    Health Editor
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s no shortage of products out there that claim to treat the pimples that so often plague teen skin, but your body may already be making an effective treatment that just needs a little tweaking from science, a new study suggests. The treatment is nitric oxide, a substance produced and used throughout the human body. But, nitric oxide’s benefits are usually short-lived, researchers explained. And, that’s where science comes in. By slowing the release of nitric oxide using tiny substances (nanoparticles), researchers were…
  • Many Older Americans Feel Prepared for Aging

    Health Editor
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most older Americans feel they are prepared for the process of aging, but many have concerns about maintaining their physical and mental health as they get older, a new survey finds. The 2015 United States of Aging Survey of 1,000 adults 60 and older found that 86 percent felt prepared overall for the process of aging, and 42 percent said they are “very prepared” to age. Forty percent said they are most concerned about maintaining their physical health, while more than one-third were concerned about maintaining their mental health and…
 
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  • If You Qualify, Don’t Wait to Apply for Disability Benefits

    MedFriendly
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Have you looked into Social Security Disability Insurance? The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers these benefits to any American suffering a severe, long-term medical condition that prevents them from working. Although the disability program has a few requirements you must meet, if you think you qualify, you shouldn’t wait to apply. Many people mistakenly believe that you have to be disabled for at least one year before you’re eligible to apply. This is simply not true. You’re eligible for benefits starting the day your condition prevents you from going to work, and there are…
  • 6 Ways to Enjoy the Beach With Diabetes

    MedFriendly
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:21 pm
    With summer upon us it’s important to remember that a diabetes diagnosis doesn’t have to stand between you and fun in the sun! With a little planning and preparation, your day at the beach can be relaxing, enjoyable, and stress-free.1) Pack the necessary suppliesOnce you’ve made it to the beach and found the perfect spot, the last thing you want to do is go back because you don’t have the supplies you need. Be sure to pack enough diabetic supplies such as insulin to last you your entire beach day, and pack more than you think you will use. It’s usually a good idea to plan for an…
  • Top Benefits Of Healthy Teeth

    MedFriendly
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Ever since childhood, we have been told to brush and floss daily. It's an important lesson many of us don't take seriously enough. We all know good brushing habits will give you nice white teeth, healthy gums, a fresher mouth and better breath.Good oral hygiene prevent cavities, tartar and plaque build-up and keep you away from those agonizing trips to the dentist, and that spine chilling sound of the dentist's drill. The benefits of good oral hygiene and healthy teeth go far beyond a beautiful smile and a pleasant trip to the dentist. Brushing and taking care of your teeth and mouth can…
  • Wagyu Beef – A Better Way To Get Natural Fats?

    MedFriendly
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:43 am
    Image CreditsI recently read a news article about the return of a beef called Wagyu, I felt compelled to look into this further as the prices were just astronomical. A full packer brisket can cost $225, the reason why the price is quite high is because the cows are 100% full blooded Wagyu and they are left to roam in a 27,000 acre ranch. Though not all Wagyu is expensive there are other places you can pick up this fantastic, mouthwatering beef a bit cheaper. The cheaper Wagyu beef is mass produced and most probably seed fed as opposed to the all natural grass fed.Normal Beef Vs Wagyu Beef…
  • The Dangers Of Prescription Drugs

    MedFriendly
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:39 pm
    There are many cases where prescription drugs have positive results for people. However, if you ask most people they'll likely complain about the many side effects they've experienced from their prescriptions. So, are prescription drugs helping or hurting people?There are people on both sides that will argue their belief, either that there is nothing wrong with them and how they heal people and make them healthier or that they are bad. No matter what you believe, you have to admit that it seems prescriptions only mask people's ailments.There are more natural ways of healing what ails you that…
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  • NEW RECIPE: Raw Chia Seed Beauty Bars

    Kimberly Snyder
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:58 am
    Yay For Summer! This is the perfect recipe to check out and make for yourself in the summer months. This is the warmest time of the year for most of us, so we tend to be more active while taking advantage of the nicer weather!  My Raw Chia Seed Beauty Bars are the perfect go-to snack when you are on the move! This recipe is totally raw and does not require an oven. Yay! When it is already hot, turning on your oven can create way too much heat in your home. I created these beauty bars as an alternative for my clients that like to eat pre-packaged energy bars. I love using chia seeds in my…
  • Sex Life Need A Boost? Read This Before Thinking About Popping The “Magic” Pill

    Kimberly Snyder
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    By the end of this summer, the Food and Drug Administration is (once again) expected to decide on whether or not to allow the first “pink Viagra” pills to be marketed in the United States. This will be the third time that the drug, flibanserin, has been brought before the FDA since 2010, when its approval was unanimously voted against by the agency. Nicknames can be misleading. Who hasn’t heard of Viagra, right? One of the most widely known prescription drugs of all time, it was initially developed in the early 90’s as a medication designed to treat Angina and high blood pressure by…
  • 11 Surprising Facts About Moringa And How It Can Improve Your Health

    Kimberly Snyder
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    Have you ever heard of the Moringa tree? I was thinking about it because I had moringa in my GGS in Rwanda last year, and also recently had it on a trip to Tulum, Mexico. Maybe you’ve been hearing about it here and there and were curious about it? Well that’s why I wanted to write this blog for you today! It is a super unusual tree because not only is it incredibly nutritious, and highly valued for its medicinal properties, but absolutely every part of it can be eaten! Moringa is like a “vegetable tree,” loaded with health and beauty supporting vitamins, minerals, and enzymes,…
  • Introducing The Beauty Detox Power Yoga Series DVD and Guidebook! Now On Sale

    Kimberly Snyder
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    If you want to look your best and feel amazing, then starting a yoga practice at home is the best decision you can make. I’ve shared a ton about yoga this week on the blog. That’s because yoga has transformed my life and is a key component of the Beauty Detox lifestyle. Now I’m thrilled to announce my brand new yoga DVD, The Beauty Detox Power Yoga Series, is ready and now available for purchase! I see so many of you Beauty Detox readers making astonishing improvements in your health by following the Beauty Detox eating philosophy. Yoga is the missing piece that connects your diet to…
  • How To Apply Yin And Yang Elements To Your Yoga Practice! (INFOGRAPHIC)

    Kimberly Snyder
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:23 am
    Today is Day 3 of Yoga Week and the count down continues till The Beauty Detox Yoga Series DVD Releases! I want to share with you a concept relating to yoga that you may or may not have heard of. Over the years and throughout my journey with yoga I have tuned into things that can help balance not only my practice but also my entire life. I learned about being mindful of the Yin and Yang elements in yoga a few years back. In today’s infographic I am sharing with you how to apply Yin and Yang elements to your yoga practice.  Your balance may shift daily, weekly or monthly so it is…
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Lower Blood Pressure and Enhance Exercise with Beet Juice

    Danica Collins
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:43 pm
    More and more evidence is showing you can’t beat the heart healthy benefits of beet juice. It provides long-lasting energy, improves circulation, lowers blood pressure, enhances oxygen uptake, and... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Is 10,000 Steps a Day a Necessity for Optimal Health?

    Danica Collins
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    This is a FACT. It may sound like a lot, but taking 10,000 steps a day is a necessity for optimal health. That’s 5 miles of walking, and the vast [...] Further Related Reading:Sitting Is the... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Hum for Health

    Danica Collins
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Did You Know…that humming is good for your heart and mind? Sound therapy has healed sick bodies and minds for thousands of years.  Himalayan singing bowls, chanting, and the... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • City Dwellers Need Nature

    Danica Collins
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:24 pm
    City living is going strong. Approximately 3.5 billion people across the globe are city dwellers, and according to the director of the United Nation’s Human Settlement Program, that population... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Health Benefits of Oat Straw

    Danica Collins
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Did You Know…that the stems, flowers, and milky seeds of the oat plant, commonly called oat straw, can help heal everything from broken bones to sexual dysfunction to anxiety... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
 
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    Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living

  • Eight therapeutic facts and uses of Ginseng

    John Smith
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:19 am
    Ginseng is a nutritious herb that is very beneficial for our health. Ginseng is a very powerful nourishing stimulant and has been in use since very long. There are several health benefits of ginseng that has been described in this article. Ginseng is a plant with fleshy roots; it is one of the eleven species of Panax genus and family Araliaceae. It is prevalent plant found in China, Korea and Northern Siberia. Ginseng contains numerous amino acids, mineral elements, Vitamin-C, Ginsenosides and other elements that are good for the body. The roots of this plants are highly beneficial and are…
  • 11 Proven Health Benefits of Gooseberry

    John Smith
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:29 am
    Indian gooseberry is also known as Amla, have several benefits. Because of the innumerable health benefits of Indian gooseberry it is the main ingredient of many ayurvedic preparations. Indian gooseberry: Amla or gooseberry is very nutritious fruit; that is found in the Indian subcontinent. Its botanical name is Phyllanthus emblica or Emblica officinalis. Amla is regarded as the best source of vitamin C. This fruit is edible in raw as well as dried form. It is considered the most powerful herb for improving health and well-being. Read also: Cut Soda from your diet and see what happens There…
  • Cut Soda from your diet and see what happens

    John Smith
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:32 am
    Drinking regular or diet soda has been linked to obesity along with numerous health issues. You can reverse your risk by limiting or quitting soda calories. Addiction is a word often related to tobacco, alcohol, or drugs only, but we should not ignore that the practice of drinking soda regularly can also convert into an addiction. Regular consumption of soda can wreak havoc on your body by damaging many organs in the long term. Various researchers have emphasized on the ill effects of soda on the human body. So, the time has come to give up, or at least reduce the amount of intake soda…
  • Different Ways to Stop Snoring

    John Smith
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    There isn’t a miracle cure for snoring, but various lifestyle changes, home remedies, and over-the-counter medications may help. Below are certain tips to stop snoring. Detailing snoring: Snoring is a condition that can affect anyone and it progresses as the person ages. This condition causes a person to make snorting and other noises in his/her sleep. It is a common state, with around 30 to 50 percent of the United States population snoring throughout their lifetime. Snoring is defined as the vibration of the respiratory structures due to obstructed air movement during breathing while…
  • Sleep better with relaxation exercise

    John Smith
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    There are innumerable evidences on how exercise and sleep quality are related to one another. Some exercise techniques that will help to get a better sleep are explained here in this article. Sleep: It is a state of mind associated with reduced perception of environmental stimuli and inhibition of almost all voluntary muscles or in much simpler terms it’s a periodic rest of both mind and body. All animals, including humans, sleep. Though the exact reason for sleep is still a topic of study, but in general sleep is necessary for the body and mind to be healthy and to work properly.
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • Is IDM A Safe Online Pharmacy?

    Ammy
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:10 am
    It’s good to practice safe shopping when you go online for your family’s healthcare requirements. With scary reports of online pharmacies shipping fake pills to innocent customers, experienced online drugstore shoppers aren’t sure whether their long –time sources are trustworthy. International Drug Mart is among an exclusive group of safe online pharmacies that that sell FDA approved medications at the lowest possible cost. It’s a fact that the U. S. is among the largest markets for prescription and OTC drugs. This is in part to high rates of diagnosis. More Americans than any other…
  • The Many Uses of Spironolactone

    Ammy
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    Spironolactone, a generic prescription drug, is a synthetic, steroidal antimineralocorticoid, antiandrogen, and progestin. It was introduced in 1959 and is currently used as a potassium-sparing diuretic, used primarily as a diuretic and antihypertensive while treating heart failure and hypertension. This means that Spironolactone prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, while keeping your potassium levels from getting too low. Buying generic spironolactone from InternationalDrugMart.com helps Americans to stay on their treatment schedules for much longer and have an equitable quality…
  • It’s FREE On The Fourth Of July!

    Ammy
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:01 am
    Once again, International Drug Mart celebrates July 4th with Free Shipping for the Entire Day! Order above $25 & we’ll ship your medication to you for FREE! All you have to do is use the coupon code “IDMRX4thJuly” to opt into the FREE Shipping offer. International Drug Mart realises that with all the prescription and over- the counter medication costing more than the average Joe or Jane can afford, FREE shipping frees you from a few of your financial worries. Shopping with InternationalDrugMart.com helps Americans save on expensive life- saving drugs that are prescribed for chronic…
  • Loteprednol Etabonate: Benefits & Side-Effects

    Ammy
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:32 am
    Loteprednol etabonate is a corticosteroid used in ophthalmology for treating inflammation of the eye due to allergies, chronic forms of keratitis, seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC), pingueculitis, and episcleritis. It is recommended for the treatment of eye inflammation resulting from cataract surgery and other eye surgeries. International Drug Mart brings you the generic Loteprednol Etabonate at prices that are much lower than the branded prescription drug. Loteprednol etabonate is a C-20 ester corticosteroid, that rapidly converts to an inactive, nontoxic metabolite, and Loteprednol…
  • Repurposing Azathioprine

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

  • HydroLoop on the Small Product Lab Challenge

    Troy Pesola
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    We jumped on the #SmallProductLab challenge to bring the HydroLoop into reality. Water – If you’re like me you have been told: You don’t drink enough water! But chances are there’s another reaction. Especially when we start talking to coworkers about drinking water. I know I’ve heard it. I’ve also been told: You don’t drink enough water! Whatever it is the pattern is true. Water is an essential part of living life to the fullest and staying healthy. How much water is right for you? Well have that chat with your doctor, okay!? Bring It With You…
  • They Call It A Come Back – Spring Training

    Troy Pesola
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:03 pm
    They call it a come-back and what I’m doing for spring training. Can you believe it? Nearly a full year has passed since the last article went out on Cube Dweller Fitness. A lot has changed, but I’m staging a come back. I’m putting plans back in place to get back into the grove of regular posts. Most likely they’ll be video based to help make the most of my time and give you the most help. This video talks about life balance and why I had to take nearly a full year off from writing. It also talks about how I used my Garmin FR60 for training with the KB Blast program.
  • Time to Get Depressed – Scapular Depression

    Dr. Grove Higgins
    13 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sadly a lot of pain and discomfort comes from not being depressed, that is scapular depression. Living and working in cubicles, at desks, staring at computers takes a toll on the body. To fix it we need to get depressed, and working on scapular depression. The image below kind-a says it all – ugh! Man Chain Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt-Laurvig The office and other work environments are not kind to posture at all. If you were able to be the guy in the middle of this evolutionary chain – you’d still probably need some postural work. A large part of that postural issue is…
  • Three Myths About Interval Training

    Troy Pesola
    6 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Don’t be fooled by these three myths about interval training. These misconceptions about interval training can prevent you from achieving results or worse, leave you injured. Myth 1: Interval training is Extreme Too often I hear people say that interval training requires working really hard, pushing yourself to extremes. Where’s It Come From Some forms of interval training produce the best results with extreme intensity. For example Tabata training is short, sweet, and brutally intense. The Tabata interval workout consists of four minutes of very high intensity work periods that…
  • Training Energy Systems

    Dr. Grove Higgins
    29 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you really want to get down to it, training is about one thing – using a specific energy system. “What’s that” you say. Yes, when you are training, depending on the intensity and duration of the work you are doing, you are using a specific energy system. The result is what you’d expect from your training – development of strength, speed, stamina, weight loss, and muscle mass. However, if you learn to train these systems well, you can start expecting even better results from your time and effort training. The Systems To start with, we can divide energy systems into two basic…
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  • 2 Medical Procedures You Can Do at Home—and Avoid the ER

    LAwordsmith
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:47 pm
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH These two medical techniques are among the most popular I’ve ever shared here. They’re little-known but easy to master, and they often solve a couple of daunting, frustrating problems. Since I published them over two years ago, readers have told me again and again that these tips have allowed them to avoid expensive doctor visits. So I thought they were worth recapping, to make sure you have them in your back pocket. They could save you time, money, and lots and lots of frustration. 1. Use Floss to Get a Ring Off a Swollen Finger Most rings are pretty perfectly…
  • Investigative Report: Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Fish Antibiotics for Humans

    LAwordsmith
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    I asked the editor of The Survival Doctor, Leigh Ann Hubbard (a professional journalist and my daughter), to investigate fish antibiotics for use in humans. Here’s her in-depth report. by Leigh Ann Hubbard When you’re in a pinch, everyday items can substitute for many traditional medical supplies: honey for cough syrup, vodka for rubbing alcohol, a T-shirt and safety pin for a sling. But there are a few must-have lifesavers nothing can replace. One is oral antibiotics. When antibiotics came on the scene in the 1940s, they changed the world. Suddenly, with one little medicine—penicillin…
  • Coming Next Week: Everything You Want to Know About Fish Antibiotics

    LAwordsmith
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH There will be no post this week because we’re putting the final touches on a special investigative report we’ve been working on for weeks. It’s about a topic that’s often speculated about in the survival community: the possibility of using fish antibiotics in humans. Are these medicines safe for people? Are they effective? We found some surprising, never-before-reported information. Stay tuned for more. (And if you’re not subscribed, sign up to the left to get a reminder when it’s published!)   Subscribe for Free!Never miss a…
  • 8 Lifesaving Treatments That Should Be a Reflex

    LAwordsmith
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH If you’ve been reading The Survival Doctor for a while, you’ve learned a lot about survival medicine. Yet all the long-term treatments in the world are useless if the victim dies in the first few minutes. So it’s important to continually return to the basics, to reinforce those quick, life-saving skills I believe are most important to remember. After all, saving a life or limb in the short-term is often as simple as taking one easy step—but doing it quickly enough to make a difference. People die all the time just because no one around them knew the fix that…
  • What’s So Bad About Moving a Broken Bone?

    LAwordsmith
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH If you’ve only ever seen a dried-up old bone on a skeleton, you’ve gotten the wrong idea about bones. Bones are very dynamic, and that fact impacts how we treat broken ones. Last week, I wrote that it’s important to immobilize most fractures. Splint them, and don’t walk on them. (Make a cane or crutches if you have to travel for safety or to get help.) But learning why this immobilization is so important will help you remember to do it. The reasons are multifold. Initially, if you do use the broken bone, besides increasing the pain, you may move the bone…
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    Healthier Steps

  • Avocado Lime Popsicles

    Michelle Blackwood
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    I love popsicles that are creamy because they remind me of my childhood love for what we called ‘fudge’ in Jamaica. It was more like ice cream made into popsicles. This combination of avocado, coconut, banana, and lime are the perfect tropical blend for a delicious and cooling summer treat. This summer my son Daevyd has been requesting a lot of popsicles, so I make them in many different flavors. They are healthy and better than the sugar laden ones in the grocery stores. Below he is having a watermelon popsicle made from only watermelon. Ingredients: 1 avocado 1 cup coconut cream…
 
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 347: Rose rosette and squirrel roulette

    26 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss the virus behind rose rosette disease, and fatal human encephalitis caused by a variegated squirrel bornavirus. Links for this episode Virology tenure-track position at NIH (pdf) 7:00 Voinnet investigation is a Swiss Federal secret (twitter) 12:25 Rose rosette disease in Ft. Worth (Star Telegram) 29:35 Rose rosette virus discovered (J Gen Virol) 34:25 Emeravirus (ViralZone) 33:55 Eriophyid mites (MI Botanical Garden) 32:40 Mite vector of rose rosette disease (U Florida) 34:55 Image credit…
  • TWiV 346: A double helical career

    19 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Joan Steitz This episode was recorded at the 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology, where Vincent, Rich, and Kathy spoke with Joan Steitz, a tireless promoter of women in science and one of the greatest scientists of our generation. Links for this episode ASV annual meeting, Western University Steitz Laboratory at Yale University Steitz Laboratory on Twitter Panoramic photo of ASV TWiV by Matt Evans Photos of ASV2015 (Facebook) Video of this episode - view at YouTube Weekly Science Picks…
  • TWiV 345: How a vaccine got the nod

    11 Jul 2015 | 8:27 pm
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVonauts review how the weather affects West Nile virus disease in the US, benefit of B cell depletion for ME/CFS patients, and an autoimmune reaction induced by influenza virus vaccine that leads to narcolepsy. Links for this episode Virology faculty position, University of Toledo Weather and West Nile virus disease (AJTMH) B cell depletion benefits ME/CFS patients (PLoS One) Antibodies to influenza nucleoprotein cause narcolepsy (Science Transl Med) Letters read on TWiV 345 This episode is…
  • TWiV 344: Glasgwegians go viral

    5 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Ruth Jarrett, Glen Nemerow, and Esther Schnettler At the Glasgow Science Festival microTALKS, Vincent speaks with Ruth, Glen, and Esther about their research on viruses and Hodgkin lymphoma, adenovirus structure and entry into cells, and interactions between arthropod borne viruses and their hosts. Links for this episode Glasgow Science Festival microTALKS Hodgkin lymphoma (Histopath) HHV-6 and Hodgkin lymphoma (PLoS One) Adenovirus entry (PLoS Path) Adenovirus membrane penetration (Virology) Mosquito pathways that limit CHIK replication (PLoS…
  • TWiV 343: The silence of the turnips

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVerinoes discuss the potential for prion spread by plants, global circulation patterns of influenza virus, and the roles of Argonautes and a viral protein in RNA silencing in plants. Links for this episode Prions in plants (Cell Rep) 11:35 Global influenza virus circulation (Nature) 20:40 Rough patch for plant RNA silencing (Lab Times) 29:50 Role of Argonaute proteins in plant viral defense (PLoS Path) 32:15 Rub-inoculation (YouTube) 42:45 Image credit Letters read on TWiV 343 4:00,…
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  • How Porcelain Veneers Can Make Teeth Look Younger

    :DentalPlans
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
      Thinking about a smile makeover? If so, there are plenty of reasons to consider dental veneers. These thin, tooth-colored shells of translucent porcelain can easily cover up a variety of flaws in your smile: small chips, stubborn stains and irregular spacing are several examples. What’s more, veneers can help you achieve a complete aesthetic rejuvenation of your smile and, by extension, your overall appearance. How is this possible? As it turns out, it’s not just graying hair and wrinkled skin that can make us look older. Our teeth can also display very obvious signs of…
  • Why You Need To Go On Vacation Right Now

    :DentalPlans
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:54 am
      Americans are horrible about taking time off of work.  We need to be better at being lazy. More than 4 in 10 people don’t take all of the vacation days that they are entitled to enjoy, according to a 2014 study by the U.S. Travel Association (who obviously would like us all to take a vacation ASAP). Why don’t we take vacation time? Because we’re irreplaceable, that’s why. Because no one else can do our work as well as we can. Because if someone else can do our work, we might get fired. Or because even though an organization grants a specific amount of vacation days, the…
  • How To Prevent Teeth Anxiety

    :DentalPlans
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:33 am
    Are You Making Your Teeth Anxious? A new study by Tel Aviv University researchers has found that social anxiety can damage your teeth. People who are anxious often develop ways of defusing stress such as fingernail biting, teeth grinding and chewing on hard substances such as ice. All of these activities have dental consequences. In the Tel Aviv study the research team used questionnaires to analyze 75 people in their early 30s. One group had social phobia – defined as a debilitating fear experienced in social situations. About half of were taking antidepressant drugs. A control group of 35…
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Root Canals

    :DentalPlans
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
      If you’ve never had a root canal, we can’t blame you for feeling a little apprehensive: After all, there are plenty of stories floating around about this effective and time-tested procedure. The good news is, lots of those stories are myths—starting with the idea that root canal treatment is exceptionally uncomfortable. So let’s set the facts straight by answering some common questions about root canal treatment. Q) What is a root canal—and why would I need one? A) A “root canal” is a tiny, branching passageway deep inside your tooth, which contains…
  • :DentalPlans Weekly Dental And Healthcare News Roundup

    :DentalPlans
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
      Here’s our latest pick of the most interesting and useful health and wellness stories from across the Internet. Coffee is Incredible New research finds drinking coffee may lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing diabetes. The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that people who drank coffee were about 50 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to people who did not drink coffee. Scientists believe that the reason for a reduction in the risk for type 2 diabetes could be the effect coffee has on the reducing the amount of…
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  • Paranoid Personality Disorder: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

    PUP
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:07 am
    A person’s personality is determined from group of his traits and behavior. Besides giving a separate identity to the individual, it helps him or her to adjust to various changes that take place in his environmental surrounding. Psychologically, there are …
  • Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

    PUP
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    The basic function of nerve is like a messenger. It carries messages to and fro from brain and spinal cord to different parts of the body. To carry out its function, nerve has to pass through several channels, tunnels in …
  • Neuropathy In Feet And Legs: Causes, Symptoms & Home Remedies

    PUP
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:42 am
    Neuropathy which is generally referred as peripheral neuropathy is caused due to lesion and damage in the peripheral nerve. Peripheral nervous system as the name suggests is a network of nerves connecting the brain and spinal cord to the peripheral …
  • Symptoms Of Quad Muscle Stiffness: Causes And Home Remedies

    PUP
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
    Quadriceps muscles or quads are strong group of muscles present on front side of the thigh. They help in extension of knee and leg. There are four quadriceps muscles namely; vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, vastus medialis and rectus femoris. Along …
  • Weight Gain In Midsection: What Causes It And How To Lose It?

    PUP
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    Weight gain or excess accumulation of fat in midsection is one of the toughest areas to deal with when you desires for a flatter and attractive abdomen. It is a known fact that overweight people are prone to suffer from …
 
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  • Standup Paddleboard Yoga with Three Minute Egg Yoga Blocks

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Experience the bliss of practicing yoga on the water … with yoga props!You can do yoga almost anywhere — in your living room, on the beach or on top of a mountain. But lately one of the most popular locations, especially in the summer, is to do yoga right on the water. Standup paddleboard yoga, known as SUP yoga, mixes sun and fun with yoga asanas.History of SUP YogaSurfing originated in Hawaii, where standup paddleboards eventually caught on. Rick Thomas brought a board to California in 2004, and the craze began. SUP grew to become a worldwide phenomenon, both for surfers and for…
  • ​Top Yoga Retreat Locations

    21 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
    Wouldn’t it be fabulous if you could wrap yourself up in that blissful feeling yoga practice provides for more than an hour or two? How about for days at a time without interruption? We certainly think so, and that’s why we love the idea of yoga retreats. It’s your chance to pause, practice, relax and reflect, strengthening your skills and hitting your mental reset button so you can return refreshed to your normal routine. Whether you desire to travel around the globe or to stay closer to home, here are some of the planet’s top yoga retreat locations:Pura Vida, Costa RicaPura Vida…
  • The Yoga Block vs. the Yoga Egg

    10 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    Are you still using rectangular yoga blocks? Why? Your body’s NOT SQUARE!A Block is a Block is a BlockSIZE: Yoga blocks vary in size a bit, but the industry standard dimensions are: 4” x 5.5” x 9”. They used to be thinner, but I never understood why. 3” is, in opinion, too narrow for a traditional yoga block. One manufacturer claims that the 5.5 x 9 inch surface is enough to sit on comfortably. I wish I had his/her tiny tuchus!SHAPE: These three-dimensional rectangles sport beveled edges of varying consistencies and sometimes a logo to let you know who imported them from China.
  • Yoga Poses: A Path to Freedom

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:04 am
    A “Yogi 4th of July” is the perfect time to celebrate!We all come to yoga for different reasons, but many of the benefits we share are the same. How great is it when we start to see evidence of our yoga practice show up in our daily life? On the mat, we learn to practice ahimsa (non-harming) towards our bodies. Off the mat, we get to practice ahimsa towards the world. This can include eating healthful foods and behaving in environmentally responsible ways. On the Fourth of July, America celebrates its freedom as a nation. Here are some free ways we can make our…
  • Hydrating for Yoga

    10 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Healthful tips everyone can useWorking up a sweat in a yoga session leaves us longing for a soothing drink. In the past, we’ve simply reached for our water bottle and while drinking lots of water is still part of our routine when hydrating for yoga (long live H2O!), we recently discovered an awesome hydration tip, and we thought you’d want to know about it too.What if we told you that you could make your sips a little more delicious and nutritious? Water InfusionsSweeten and add flavor to your water naturally and add a few nutrients while you’re at it with these natural infusion…
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  • This Amusing Video Might Finally Convince You to Stand Up Straight

    Rachel Nussbaum
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    The number of times we’ve resolved to have better posture is probably in the low hundreds. Yet for every five minutes we sit up straighter and promise this time will be different, we inevitably find ourselves slumped over our laptops a half hour later. That being said, after watching this TED-Ed video explain the rights, wrongs, and repercussions of poor posture, our bad habits feel a little harder to ignore. Call us eternal optimists, but the video gives some easy, concrete tips for shaping up your stance that actually feel doable. If those don't convince you, the little cartoon man doing…
  • A Quick Yoga-Inspired Workout for a Stronger Core

    The Greatist Team
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Doing nothing but crunches can get old—fast. Maybe you love spending a long time on the mat cinching your abs (more power to you!), but for the rest of us, core workouts are something we want to power through as quickly as possible. And that's where this video comes in. In less than 10 minutes, you'll get an effective abs workout that doesn't involve a single sit-up. The yoga-inspired moves from Grokker trainer and yoga teacher Steffy White will help you improve core stability, strength, and balance. Plus, after all that slow and steady breathing, you'll finish feeling relaxed—not burned…
  • Raspberry Collins

    The Greatist Team
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Put a twist on the classic Tom Collins with this delicious raspberry-infused cocktail. It's the perfect balance of sweet and tart, with an extra kick from ginger beer. DirectionsPlace vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, and 5 raspberries in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Double-strain through a fine mesh strainer into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with lime wheel and remaining raspberry. Recipe created exclusively for Greatist by John McCarthy. Ingredients2 ounces vodka (we like Snow Leopard Vodka)1 ounce fresh lemon juice1/2 ounce simple…
  • Greatist Workout of the Day: Friday, July 31st

    The Greatist Team
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video demos of each movement, follow the links below the graphic. Be sure to note the results of your workout so you can track your progress as you go. Before you tackle this workout, try this quick and effective full-body warm-up. It's just five simple moves but hits every major muscle group and gets your heart pumping. In 'N Out Complete 6 rounds of the following as fast as safely possible. 15 In & Outs 20 Lunges (10 per leg, alternating) 30 second…
  • The Genius Gadget Every Egg Lover Should Know About

    The Greatist Team
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Sunsella Silicone Egg Ring The Sunsella Egg Ring is one of those inventions that’s so silly it's genius. To be totally honest, we bought it as a gag gift for a friend, but curiosity got the better of us. Let's just say it never made it to our friend. The device couldn't be easier to use: Heat up your pan, crack an egg into the silicone ring, wait for the white to firm, and then use the attached handle to lift the ring up and away. Voilà, you’ve got a perfectly round fried egg fit for an English muffin. Add some avocado, shaved Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper, and you’ve assembled…
 
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  • INNLIVE INDIA - INNLIVE MEDIA GROUP: Focus: Incredible Health Benefits of 'Baby Oil Mas...

    Swarnam John
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:18 am
    INNLIVE INDIA - INNLIVE MEDIA GROUP: Focus: Incredible Health Benefits of 'Baby Oil Mas...: By Swarnam John Carl Sandburg, the great American poet says, “A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.” Being a mom is one of the...Take care, Swarnam
  • Stephen Wiltshire- An Autistic Person With Incredible Photographic Memory

    Swarnam John
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Meet Stephen Wiltshire is a British architectural artist. He has incredible memory which is so accurate, that he can draw big landscape after seeing it just once. The most amazing thing about him is that he is autistic. Watch this video of how he transforms a white canvas, into thriving city.If you are concerned that your child has some special needs, just pay close attention, the creator of the universe would have blessed your child with some astonishing talents waiting to be discovered.Take care,SwarnamTake care, Swarnam
  • High Dangers of High Heels

    Swarnam John
    12 Jul 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Here are some interesting quotes about high heels, you will find these amusing“Keep your head, heels and standards high”“The higher the heel, the better you feel”“Life is short, heels shouldn’t be”“High heels bring you closer to heaven”“Chase your dreams in high heels, of course”Okay had your fill? These are the quotes of fashion conscious people. But there are opposing views from the so called “health conscious” researchers. High heels are a fashion statement, it gives a graceful gait, a shorter stride and gives a mirage-effect of slender legs. Due to this increased…
  • Pep Up Your Morning With Colgate Fresh Max Cooling Crystals

    Swarnam John
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:53 pm
       “I am blogging for #MaxFreshMove activity atBlogAdda in association with Colgate MaxFresh“It was a quiet morning, I got up a little early to complete my writing projects. I started to write this blog post and the whole house was quiet, I watched this  Colgate MaxFresh YouTube advertisement, Oh! my goodness, it really made me sit and watch and gave a new fresh breath energy. People watch this amazing dance from Colgate MaxFresh. This video would pep up your day.Hearing a beautiful medley can pep up your sagging spirit and bombard you with zillions of…
  • THE BLAZE - INNLIVE MEDIA GROUP: Me Time - A Boon Benefits Of Health And Family Car...

    Swarnam John
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:52 am
    THE BLAZE - INNLIVE MEDIA GROUP: Me Time - A Boon Benefits Of Health And Family Car...: By Swarnam John Sometimes life can feel like one long to-do list. Once you've ticked off work, childcare and running a house there n...Take care, Swarnam
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  • Nutrition for your Skin

    Judy Rone
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Want the most amazing skin you can have? It starts from the inside. To look your absolute best, give your skin the nutrients it needs to glow! You can do this by eating right and taking care of your skin. For example, did you know that tomatoes contain lycopene (think pasta sauce!) and can help […]
  • Staycation Spa

    Judy Rone
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    Don’t do chores on your next day off. Have a staycation spa day! The best part of a staycation is that there is no need for the price tag of travel. You can escape, unwind, relax and take care of you at home. It’s fun and easy – even if you are limited on time […]
  • Get Fresh

    Judy Rone
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Summer is the right time to get fresh! With fruits and vegetables in peak season, it’s a snap to eat delicious foods every day. Feast your eyes, nourish your body, and feed your soul with vitamin-packed and nutritious summer-ripened fruits and vegetables. Eating well is easy. When you choose produce that’s in season the benefits […]
  • Summer Staycation

    Judy Rone
    9 Jul 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Beat the heat and keep your wallet cool this summer by taking a Staycation. It’s an excellent way to cut back on expenses while maximizing your fun! With a staycation you can be a tourist without the baggage. You can get out and do the things you can’t do while in the grind of everyday […]
  • Summer Skincare

    Andrea McArthur
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Keep your skin glowing and healthy this summer! Summer is the time for serious fun in the sun; an afternoon at the pool, a day at the beach, a week on a sunny vacation. These can all add up and stress out the skin. So summer is also on of the most important times to […]
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  • The Baby Boomer To The “Green” Cashier (Funny)

    Sydney Johnston
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
    This is a funny story/article – but it does have a point to it. No matter if you’re “young” or “old”: read it and enjoy. And if you’re a baby boomer, you will probably cheer!  :lol:  Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her […]
  • Car Recalls: Is Your Car Dangerous?

    Sydney Johnston
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:57 am
    Car recalls aren’t a very exciting or sexy subject. But the LAST thing you want to do is unknowingly subject your family and yourself to dangerous driving conditions. Since this is a blog about natural health I’ll make the quite obvious observation that the #1 way to protect your health is through prevention, not cure. The […]
  • 50 Top Home Remedies Blogs For 2015

    Sydney Johnston
    26 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    BlissPlan is honored to be included among the Top 50 Home Remedies Blogs For 2015. We’re in very elite company there – like the Farmers Almanac blog. The story chosen was one about massaging away nasal congestion. We appreciate this honor!
  • Memorial Day: A Time To Remember Sacrifice

    Sydney Johnston
    26 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    Memorial Day is the emotional beginning of summer with huge numbers of folks going to a lake for water sports or having cook outs in the back yard. Nothing wrong with that – fun and leisure are Way Cool. But it’s also important to remember the brave men and women who have given their health and […]
  • 93+ Coconut Oil Uses For Health, Beauty & Home

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

    HealthyDis
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:45 pm
    The sensation of shaking inside the body may be attributed to different health concerns. In some cases, they can be related to mild stroke, neuropathy, stress and fatigues and even panic attacks. It is therefore important that you know the cause of shaking inside the body to find a solution. What Causes Shaking Inside the […]
  • What Causes Hard Stomach Feeling – Stomach Inside Cramping

    HealthyDis
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Having a hard stomach feeling inside can be a sign of upset stomach. Usually, there are other symptoms associated with this condition so you must first identify the cause of your stomach cramps. If  you have been having such symptom for a few days, it is best to consult a doctor. What Causes Hard Stomach […]
  • What Causes Cold Upper Lip Symptom?

    HealthyDis
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    The upper lip has one of the thinnest skin parts in the body. Usually, people who have symptoms in the lips may be suffering from an undiagnosed health problem. But you should always identify the cause of the lip symptom which may include cold upper lip. What Causes Cold Upper Lip Symptom? There may be […]
  • Cold Eyelid Symptoms Could Be Face Neuropathy

    HealthyDis
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Coldness in different parts of the face may be a sign of nerve signal disruptions. Usually, this happen when you have facial neuropathy that may affect different parts of the face. In most cases, the neuropathy symptom may induce cold eyelids. What Causes Cold Eyelid? Cold eyelids may be a sign that your nerves in […]
  • How Much Is Root Canal Cost

    HealthyDis
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    Root canal is one of the dental procedures that involve reducing or removing the pain that the patient feels. Usually, this procedure is done in order to save a tooth from being extracted so that the person can still maintain a good smile. How Is Root Canal Performed? Root canal is only performed at the […]
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  • The Questions of Grief: Am I Normal?

    Doug Manning
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    One of the nicest compliments I have ever received was told me second hand. A funeral director, whose firm sends ourContinuing Care Series to the families they serve, told of a rather large and gruff man whose wife had died. The funeral director hesitated before sending the books thinking someone like this guy might not be responsive or even appreciative. A few months after sending the books, the man stopped the funeral director in a grocery store and said, “Thanks for those books, you know the guy who wrote them doesn’t think I’m crazy. He thinks I’m normal.”…
  • I Believe, by John Pete

    John Pete
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    I believe I will see my loved ones again and it is that, among other things, which allows me to heal and gives me the courage to journey forward. I believe there is a profound reason for life and death beyond our current understanding. I believe that moving forward creates opportunities for spiritual growth, and is not just about going through the motions of another day. I believe that life’s events are a classroom full of opportunities for learning, and not some  meaningless cosmic joke. I believe that love is profoundly connected to the meaning of life and not just an empty phenomenon…
  • Reconstruction: When Should I Begin Going Out?

    Doug Manning
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:45 am
    Since most of us are no longer teenagers, going out sounds so much better than dating. The question I always get is “When should I start?” And now that I am in those same shoes I am having to face that question in real time. I used to say a person should begin when they feel like doing so. I said that to help fight off the pressure from folks who think there is some arbitrary time that should pass. If someone starts before one year has passed it is almost a guarantee that some folks will think it is too early and say so. To guard against that and the guilt that is usually felt, I have…
  • The Mysteries of Grief: How Can I Hurt and Be Numb at the Same Time?

    Doug Manning
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    At a recent conference a woman whose husband had been dead a few months said, “I can’t stand the numbness, the pain is horrible, but I am so tired of just feeling numb. How can I hurt like I do and be numb at the same time?” There is a form of depression that does not exemplify itself just by feeling blue or sad, but also by no feelings at all. We feel detached like we are outside of our own bodies watching ourselves go through the motions of life, but somehow not emotionally involved. We will refer back to this phenomenon again and again because it affects almost every part…
  • The Old Fashioned Telephone

    Rachel Kodanaz
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:51 am
    When my husband passed away, there was no internet, text messaging or cell phones; however there was internal email. I was saddened to learn that my employees read about his death in an email rather than being informed by a considerate phone call. I am sure they had questions and direct interaction could have provided answers. At the time we used the telephone to inform families that school was cancelled due to snow, or that soccer practice was cancelled – yet for such a significant and sensitive event, my co-workers were not called about my loss. When there is a loss of an employee or a…
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  • Otoplasty Dallas

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

    jenn
    18 Jul 2015 | 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…
  • Otoplasty Dallas

    jenn
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Children can be ruthless when it comes to calling each other mean and hurtful nicknames, particularly if there are any obvious physical attributes that make them stand out. Children who are born with ears that stick out from the side of the head or are overly large are often the first target for teasing among their peers. Teasing can lead to life-long scars on their self-confidence. Many people who are unhappy with the appearance of their ears consider Otoplasty Dallas. Otoplasty, or Ear Surgery, is a procedure to cosmetically enhance the appearance of the ears by pinning them back or…
  • Brow Lift Dallas

    jenn
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The forehead is often one of the first places people start to notice common signs of aging in. Wrinkles, lines, creases and a sagging, heavy brow can make us look not only older than we are or feel but more severe or upset than we wish to convey. Today there are a plethora of options available to men and women who want to rejuvenate their face and create a more youthful appearance. There is botox and dermal fillers, face lifts, laser treatments, and Brow Lift Dallas- so, how do you know which is right for you? The first step when you are considering any kind of procedure or treatment is to…
  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    5 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    The Facelift Dallas is a procedure that reduces common signs of aging in the lower portion of the face. Today there are many options for facial rejuvenation available—more than ever before—so how do you know which one may be right for you? Some procedure as less invasive than others and if often comes down to the amount of rejuvenation requires as well as personal preference and professional recommendation. When sagging skin and lose of elasticity are causing lines, creases and wrinkles in the lower portion of the face and jowels, a Facelift may be the best option for achieving a more…
 
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  • Seal the Deal with the Right Meal

    BerryRipe
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:29 pm
    If you are planning the menu for an important corporate event, you have a lot of responsibility. Whether you’re catering a breakfast, lunch, or dinner for coworkers or clients, you want to make sure you order enough to feed the group, and you want to make sure the dishes you select are well received by your guests. To plan the menu for your company’s gathering, you need to take several factors into consideration, such as the purpose of the event, the attendees, how much time everyone will have to dine, and the time of day. Your menu selections served to clients during negotiations will be…
  • Top 10 Occasions for Giving Flowers

    BerryRipe
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Perhaps the number one gift of all times is flowers, any kind of flowers, from bouquets of long stemmed roses to potted plants. It just takes a moment or two to consider all the flowers you’ve seen as gifts in your lifetime and you will understand why they are thought to be the most commonly given gift of all times. If you doubt it, just look at the myriad of reasons for giving flowers and you could almost say they are the ‘universal gift.’ Here are the top 10 occasions for giving flowers as gifts. 1) Valentine’s Day What would Valentine’s Day be without a box of chocolate and a…
  • How To Get The Perfect Freezer

    BerryRipe
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:55 pm
    If you are the owner of your own restaurant, or in charge of a school cafeteria or storage warehouse, you know that you can’t afford to be without a reliable freezer to store your food in. Without one, all the food will quickly go bad, and with it, a great deal of money will go straight down the drain. Now Is The Time To Make A Change This is one area that you simply cannot afford to put off or delegate to someone else. Your reputation as a restaurant owner or cafeteria manager is at stake. If you are experiencing issues with a leaky or faulty freezer, now is the time to make a change…
  • 5 Amazing Benefits of Tea

    BerryRipe
    6 Jun 2015 | 8:17 am
    Tea is a drink that has been enjoyed for centuries, and with so many different types of teas to choose from, all from a variety of cultures across the globe, there is definitely something for everyone. Plus, as more research is conducted into the benefits of drinking tea, people all over the world are realizing just how good it really is for the body. From green and black tea, to herbal teas that come in a wide range of flavors, there are plenty of options to choose from, but they all have offer some pretty amazing benefits, some of which are listed below. So go ahead and ditch your coffee…
  • Getting Therapy After a Sports Injury

    BerryRipe
    3 Jun 2015 | 2:22 pm
    If you are an athletic person and you are frequently involved in sports, you will probably suffer an injury at some point in your life. If it is a small injury, you will be able to deal with it on your own. However, more serious injuries may require physical therapy in order for you to completely recover. If you suffer an injury where physical therapy is recommended, you will need to find a treatment center. As you might expect, all sports injury therapy centers are not created equal. In fact, the quality of care they provide can vary greatly. Therefore, you will need to do an extensive…
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  • Treatment after Post Exposure Prophylaxis PEP

    Asman Hall
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:39 am
    WHAT IS THE TREATMENT AFTER EXPOSURE?Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) means taking antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These drugs are only available by prescription. The PEP should be taken as soon as possible after exposure to HIV but certainly within 72 hours. Treatment with 2 or 3 ARVs should continue for 4 weeks, if tolerated.WHO SHOULD USE PEP?Occupational exposure:The PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for workers in the health area are exposed to HIV.
  • Pre Exposure Prophylaxis PrEp

    Asman Hall
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    WHAT IS PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS?PrEP stands for Pre-exposure prophylaxis. Prophylaxis means disease prevention. PrEP is a new HIV prevention option for HIV-negative individuals to reduce their risk of HIV infection. PrEP for HIV prevention is the use of antiretroviral medications (ARVs) by HIV-negative individuals to reduce risk. Large research studies showed that PrEP could help prevent new HIV infections when used by people at high risk of getting HIV.The only good research on PrEP is based on using the combination pill Truvada. Research showed over 90% reduction in HIV infections when…
  • New treatment a man with paralysis can walk again

    Aswin
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    After four years in bed, a man who had lost the movement of more than half of her body, able to walk again thanks to a new cell transplant treatment of your nasal cavity to the spinal cord.Darek Fidyka In 2010, a Bulgarian man who then was 34 years old, was attacked repeatedly in the back with a knife. As a result of aggression, Fidyka his spinal cord was cut in two, losing the sensitivity of his body from the chest down.Since then the patient had undergone various treatments, all unsuccessful, to regain feeling in part of his body paralyzed. In 2012 Fidyka started an experimental treatment…
  • Alternatives for a diet rich in calcium

    Asman Hall
    8 Jul 2015 | 1:19 am
    It is well known to all that cow's milk and dairy products are the best foods to provide us with calcium, because naturally contain vitamin D, essential for calcium absorption. But there are other foods that are capable of providing calcium such as vegetables, vegetables, legumes and fruits.As a result, you can maintain a diet rich in calcium without resorting to dairy and given the problems that are emerging today because of multiple allergies and intolerances. Here we tell you which products are the best source of calcium , an essential element in a healthy and balanced diet.Four key groups…
  • Do you admire your partner

    Aswin
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:48 am
    Do not love who does not admire. Love without admiration is only friendship.A relationship that is not only healthy but also gratifying, stimulating and enjoyable for its two protagonists involves a large dose of mutual admiration . While the basis of a good relationship is based largely on qualities that are proper to also friendly relationship (support, companionship, empathy, availability to the other, reciprocity) the truth is that the admiration and privacy They make the relationship is unique and genuine ; and satisfy desires and needs that no other relationship can satisfy. Intimacy…
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  • Grace | Terry Virgo @ JRC, July 19, 2015

    21 Jul 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Grace | Terry Virgo @ JRC, July 19, 2015 My Notes:July 19, 2015Romans 5:17 ESVFor if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.We will reign in life We are more than conquerors He leads us in his triumphGalatians 5:4 ESVYou are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.You can't keep laws to please GodJesus did enough, you don't have a list of rules to keepYou don't let one…
  • Spiritual Discernment Affects...

    27 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Pastor Brandon Lindell presents Spiritual Discernment Affects…2 Corinthians: Power in Weakness2 Corinthians 11:1-15.+ What are you putting up with that's damaging your life?+ Don't allow toxic voices [or people!] in your life.+ When we allow toxic things into our spirit it gets us off course.+ What's proclaimed in your life today will be in your spirit tomorrow.+ What's in your spirit today, if left unchecked, will become part of who you are/part of what you accept about yourself tomorrow.+ The voices and things you allow to be proclaimed into your life today will become part of who…
  • Winning the Spiritual Battle | John Lindell at James River Church, May 2015

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

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

    Beverly Meyer
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:05 pm
    “The Domestic Man” Russ Crandall has a Paleo friendly book based on takeout favorites.  There’s Asian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and American foods you’ll recognize and love.  “Paleo Takeout” is packed with “restaurant favorites without the junk”.With a history of a stroke in his early 20’s, an autoimmune disorder and an active Navy career, how did he become The Domestic Man and have a successful blog and 3 books on food?  Here’s Russ’s story and lots of ideas for great fresh food.Some highlights of this…
  • Strawberry Coconut Paleo Popsicles

    Beverly Meyer
    19 Jul 2015 | 7:46 pm
     Strawberry Coconut Paleo PopsiclesThese creamy paleo popsicles are a cool delicious snack without added sugar or juice!  Made only with full-fat coconut milk and a little fruit, these satisfy both hunger and sweet cravings.Coconut milk contains special fats called Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) which can be used for energy and to boost metabolism. MCT’s are easy to digest and a great option if you have no gall bladder. I used canned coconut milk like this one from Natural Value as it’s a BPA-free can and has no carrageenan.
  • Easy Paleo Salmon and Sardines from Vital Choice

    amber fischer
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Easy Paleo Salmon and Sardines from Vital ChoiceSalmon and sardines from wild caught and sustainable sources are a good choice for Omega 3 fats. Fresh seafood is best but sometimes canned is just right!Either way, wild seafood provides  Omega-3’s, selenium, calcium, and other micro nutrients. Why take Fish Oil when you can eat this yummy fish?Why I Love Vital ChoiceI’ve been buying Vital Choice products for years. They offer canned seafood in a variety of forms and my favorite oil – Macadamia Nut Oil (see more on that below).  The seafood is wild caught…
  • Adam Farrah on Yoga, Meditation and Medical Marijuana

    Beverly Meyer
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
    Remove Stress: Don’t Manage It!  Adam Farrah explains this useful distinction in our Primal Diet – Modern Health podcast.Following Tim Ferris’s 80/20 Rule, Adam talks about upgrading the 20% we do that brings 80% of our results. And shares how he gets through recovery from illness with help from Yoga, Meditation and Medical Marijuana.  Adam writes regularly (and eloquently) on anxiety, depression, the adrenals and more in Paleo Magazine.Highlights of the show with Adam FarrahThe difference between removing and managing stressHis favorite Yoga DVDWhen and how to…
  • Natural Help For Candida With Dr. Lauren Noel

    Beverly Meyer
    8 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    Looking for natural help for Candida? Want to understand Candida symptoms and treatment options?   My interview with Dr. Lauren Noel covers prevention and treatment of Candida and its toxic metabolites which can cause long-term health problems.  Noel is known as Dr. Lo to her radio listeners and to patients in her California clinic. (See below for links). The list of candida symptoms is long and varied. This toxic yeast can affect and infect every cell of the body.  Common symptoms include: foggy thinking; fatigue, rashes; vaginal infections; strong sugar cravings;…
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  • Height a Factor for Heart Disease

    Nucha
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
      In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have found a direct link between height and LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. In the study of nearly 200,000 participants, researchers determined that the genes that are responsible for a person’s height are also responsible for genes that increase LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. For every 2.5 inches below average height, risk of heart disease increased about 14 percent. The relationship was more significant in men than women, however the cause is still unknown. Do not fret if you’re someone…
  • Heart-Healthy Grilling Options

    Nucha
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
      What’s a cookout without burgers and brats? Dietitian Kate Patton and intern Sara Saliba within Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation show five great alternatives. 1. Chicken breat or turkey burgers – Leaner white meats are low in carnitine, an amino acid linked to heart attack and stroke 2. Veggie burgers -Try grilling veggie burgers for that close-to-authentic grilled hamburger taste. 3. Seafood – Salmon, trout and herring taste great when grilled. They are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for blood pressure. Tuna…
  • Read This Before Taking Ibuprofen

    Nucha
    10 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will implement changes to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Advil, Motrin and Aleve. As a number of published research suggest, even the shortest use of NSAIDS increases risk of heart attach or stroke. The FDA will now require manufacturers to change the warning label from “may cause” to “cause” problems, such as heart attach and stroke. NSAIDs are still effective in providing temporary relief of pain and inflammation. However, consumers with medical histories or those who have had cardiac surgeries need…
  • Drinking May Not Be Advised for the Elderly Heart

    Nucha
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:02 am
      A new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School suggest that the aging heart does not benefit from drinking alcohol. Having a drink or two a day may be good for the heart when one is young, but this does not hold true anymore as one ages. The researchers report in the journal Circulation, that increasing alcohol intake among the elderly is associated with inefficient cardiac structure and function. The left ventricle appeared to take a significant hit, as the heart muscles thickened and became more rigid. Women were affected more than men, according to…
  • Mobile CPR App Found Successful

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:24 pm
      Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a mobile CPR app was found to improve the likelihood of cardiac arrest victims receiving CPR. The chances of surviving a cardiac arrest outside a hospital are extremely low without CPR, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. A mobile app with GPS was used to find and alert anyone with CPR training who was near someone having a cardiac incident. The app transmitted information from 911 dispatchers and sent it to trained volunteers in the form of texts and automated calls. Researchers found that the app significantly increased…
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  • The real nutritional benefits of eating blueberries

    Vivian Lee
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:09 am
    The real nutritional benefits of eating blueberries07/31/2015By Vivian LeeWe looked at the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council to help us sort out the facts — so you can draw the real nutritional benefits of blueberries without...
  • How to tastefully mix patterns & textures when decorating the home

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    How to tastefully mix patterns & textures when decorating the home07/31/2015By Jennifer DomeMixing patterns and textures isn’t hard, and can even be done in subtle, yet impactful, ways. Here are four ways to give your home a little more...
  • 10 things you do on a daily basis that could be making you sick

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    10 things you do on a daily basis that could be making you sick07/31/2015By SkinnyMom.comWhile coughing coworkers and sneezing citizens on the sidewalk may seem like the biggest source of illness, we are actually exposed to a number of...
  • No more weight-ing: Why tackling pet obesity is so important

    Vivian Lee
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    No more weight-ing: Why tackling pet obesity is so important07/31/2015By Rik LeeIf there is one thing that is beyond doubt about America it's that it loves its pets. But becoming part of the family means sharing the joint health...
  • Quiz: Which ingredient does not belong?

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Quiz: Which ingredient does not belong? 07/31/2015By PlayBuzzCan you guess with ingredient does not belong in these recipes? Take the quiz and test your knowledge.
 
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  • Red Meat: Nutritional Friend or Foe?

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I recently had a thought-provoking conversation with a colleague of mine who was born and bred in Greece. It all started when I mentioned how the "Meditarrean Diet" seemed to be the next hot... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Lift Weights Without Bulking Up

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I always emphasize that resistance training (weight lifting) is one of the most important components of an exercise program, as it helps in the maintenance of a healthy body composition. An ideal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Home-Style Pressure Cooked Pinto Beans with Smoked Turkey

    12 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Like other types of beans, pinto beans are an incredibly cheap yet all-too commonly forgotten source of protein. They are also rich in countless health-promoting micronutrients including B-vitamins,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Simple and Delicious Low-Sugar Smoothie Recipes for People with Diabetes

    23 May 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Whether you’re constantly on the go or just looking to spice up your diet, smoothies generally make great meal replacements. However, if you have diabetes, chronically elevated blood glucose (sugar)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Infographic: How America Has Become an Overly Medicated, Pill-Popping Nation

    11 Mar 2014 | 12:25 pm
    If I were to sum up my views on leading a healthy lifestyle I would simply say that: Exercise is medicine and optimal nutrition is an enabler of good health. I believe that human beings… In my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Why I only eat organic wheat

    mr hlth
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Wheat has come up in discussion recently in some conversations about diet, carbs, etc.   Although I limit the amount of carbs in my diet, I have not eliminated wheat from my diet.  BUT –  I have done my best to limit myself to organically raised wheat. I do this for several reasons, but the main reason I want to focus on now is glyphosate. Glyphosate is the primary active ingredient found in the herbicide Roundup from Monsanto.  You can do the research yourself and decide what you are willing to consume, but I made the choice to avoid foods raised with or deliberatly exposed to…
  • Why would anyone want this in their food?

    mr hlth
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    Just a short post to point out the continued concerns with glyphosate- the primary chemical in the product Roundup. Previous posts have pointed out some of the concerns about pesticide and herbicide residue in food and feedstock items. Unfortunately, this has not changed – and recent articles and studies underscore  this concern.  A recent article on the website of the Independent – a British newspaper – contained the headline:  “Scientists urge caution over experts’ claims pesticide is ‘probably’ carcinogenic”. It goes on to reference a…
  • Is Iced Tea OK to drink?

    mr hlth
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:35 pm
    A recent question comes from Dan:  “I’ve been wondering – is iced tea alright?   Is it ok to drink, or is it not healthy? The answer is pretty straightforward, with a couple of qualifiers up front. Avoid sweetened tea –  it’s an extra source of sugar at best, artificial sweeteners (which should be avoided) at worst.  If you *must* drink sweetened tea, go for a natural sweetener like sugar or stevia or xylitol – but you’re best off avoiding the sweeteners. Go for brewed iced tea – better flavor and more flavonoids and corresponding health…
  • What is a ketogenic diet?

    mr hlth
    9 Jul 2013 | 11:30 am
    Recently we’ve looked at liver function and how to keep your liver healthy and the role your liver plays in weight loss, and how that is connected to how your body processes fats, followed by a quick overview of the metabolic process called ketosis. This now brings us to the subject of ketogenic diets.  Many people will immediately think of the Atkins diet, but there are many other diet plans besides Atkins that based on ketosis.  One of my personal favorites is the Southbeach diet.  I like the description as noted by USA Today in a recent article, it emphasizes…
  • So what is Ketosis?

    mr hlth
    6 Jul 2013 | 7:02 am
    To understand what ketosis is, it’s helpful to do a quick review of how our bodies are fueled. While it’s true that we are fueled by the food we eat – it’s what kind of food and what happens to it that makes the difference as to what fuel your body primarily utilizes for energy.  It’s not just in the stomach (or small intestine) that all of this takes place – that’s why the last few posts have looked at the liver So when your food is broken down, you end up with two fuels for our body – sugar or fat; all food ends up being processed and fuels…
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  • 3 Days of Family Fun in Mansfield, Ohio

    Erica Brooks
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:35 am
    During our visit to Mansfield, Ohio to visit the Biblewalk Wax Museum we had a chance to take in the area. It’s a interesting town as almost all of the local attractions and restaurants closes between 4-8PM. Being that we’re city folks that took a little adjusting. During our travels we saw many industrial buildings throughout the town however, Downtown Mansfield is a charming place to visit. My husband and I are 60’s and 70’s babies so being surrounded by so many nostalgic sites like the Coney Island Diner and old school news stand shop and bookstore was a lot of fun.
  • Free Things to do in Mansfield Ohio – Ohio Bird Sanctuary

    Erica Brooks
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:47 am
    On our last day in Mansfield, Ohio we visited the Ohio Bird Sanctuary.  The sanctuary mends and houses a variety of birds including falcons, owls, crows, hawks, vultures, bald eagle and many others. Turkey Vulture Red Tailed Hawks Oriole It’s a fantastic place to take children as they get to learn about the birds as well as interact with smaller birds by feeding them worms and beetle larva which could be purchased for only 25 cents per cup. Out of all the birds who came to us for feeding was the Baltimore Oriole which was really cool since it’s our hometowns state bird. The site…
  • Things to do in Mansfield Ohio – Biblewalk Wax Museum

    Erica Brooks
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:57 am
    If you’re looking for things to do in Mansfield Ohio consider a visit to the Biblewalk Wax Museum. With over 300 life size wax figures it’s a treat you’re whole family can enjoy. When I first read about the museum over at The Traveling Praters, I knew I had to visit. When we travel with our children we love the idea introducing them to unique experiences and what better way to do that than a life size reenactment of the Old and New Testaments. Biblewalk offers four tours:  Miracles of the Old Testament – An hour long tour which walks you through the stories of the Old…
  • The Essential Children’s Party Checklist

    Chris Mayhew
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:12 am
    If you ask any child what their favorite day of the year is, more than likely the answer will be their birthday. Unlike Christmas, this is the one day on the calendar that is totally dedicated to them and no one else and we all know children love to be the centre of attention. Lots of parents like to organise a party for their child, where all of their friends can get together and really celebrate and have some fun. This can be a great idea but it also involves lots of planning and organization and if not done properly it can lead to a time of great stress instead of joy and celebration. It…
  • Organizing Children’s Parties – The Stress Free Guide

    Chris at Tenpin
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    A time of joy for any parent, children’s birthdays are always a highlight of the year and of course what better way to celebrate your child’s birthday than by throwing a party. However, although it is a time for celebration and joy, the process of organizing a party can be a stressful experience. Through this stress free guide I will try and offer some suggestions on organizing and delivering children’s parties in a way that avoids this stress. The key to organizing any successful party is good planning. Start by allowing yourself plenty of time – begin thinking about…
 
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  • Joke of the day – Longest word

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    31 Jul 2015 | 7:36 pm
    What is the longest word in the dictionary? http://www.clipartbest.com Smiles, because there is a mile between each ‘s’ Tagged: clean jokes, dictionary, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, funny one-liners, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, longest, mile, short jokes, smile, smiles, very funny jokes, word
  • Quote of the day – Alphonse de Lamartine

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    31 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    “Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind – it is only the difference in the victim.” – Alphonse de Lamartine In memory of Cecil the lion. (Photo credit: http://www.forbes.com) Tagged: animal rights, animal-cruelty, brutality, cecil the lion, cruelty, ethics, famous quotes, life and living, life-lessons, mankind, truth, victim
  • Joke of the day – I have a question

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    30 Jul 2015 | 2:16 am
    http://www.pinterest.com During our computer class, the teacher chastised one boy for talking to the girl sitting next to him. Boy: “I was just asking her a question.” Teacher: “If you have a question, ask me!” Boy: “Okay. Do you want to go out with me Friday night?” Tagged: boy, children, classroom jokes, clean jokes, computer class, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, girl, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, kids, question, short jokes, teacher, very funny jokes
  • Quote of the day – Vladimir Nabokov

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    29 Jul 2015 | 2:03 am
    “My loathings are simple: stupidity, http://www.amsvans.com oppression, http://www.pinterest.com crime, http://www.boomsbeat.com cruelty, http://www.sunnyskyz.com soft music.” http://www.hdwallpapers.cat – Vladimir Nabokov Tagged: cruelty, hatred, humor, humour, inspirational, life, life and living, loathings, motivational, oppression, quotes, soft music, stupidity
  • Quote of the day – Oscar Wilde

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    28 Jul 2015 | 12:54 am
    “Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” ― Oscar Wilde Tagged: dawn, dream, dreamer, famous quotes, hope, imagination, inspiration, journey, life, life and living, moonlight, quotes, reality, sunrise, thinking, world
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  • What Is Infantigo (Impetigo) And How To Treat It

    Igor (Site Owner)
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:04 am
    Infantigo (Impetigo) is a highly contagious skin disease, affecting mainly children and infants (hence the name infantigo). The disease appears as red sores around the face, especially around the nose and mouth areas. The infection is especially hard on the child as these sores can often burst causing crusts and scabs. Good thing about impetigo
  • Have A Constant Urge To Urinate? Here`s Why

    Igor (Site Owner)
    17 Jul 2015 | 3:19 am
    Got to go often, huh? This is a problem both men and women have, thought many people don`t even recognize it as a problem, they just go whenever they feel they need. The exact moment you realize this is becoming a problem is when you start developing a fear of being too far from the nearest
  • Clavicle Muscle – Anatomy Of The Subclavius Muscle

    Igor (Site Owner)
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:06 am
    Muscle Anatomy And Insertions Subclavius muscle (as the name suggests: sub – under) is a small, triangular muscle located under the clavicle bone. The muscle arises by a short, thick tendon from the first rib in front of the costoclavicular ligament. From this point, the subclavius muscle extends upwards and lateralward to be inserted into
  • Heavy Handbags Can And Will Cause Neck And Back Problems

    Igor (Site Owner)
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:05 am
    Unfortunately, nowadays fashionable usually does not correlate with comfortable. I see it all the time, especially in women fashion, those crazy outfits, tight jeans, ridiculously high heels and heavy handbags hanging on one shoulder. By the way, high heels are not the topic of today`s article, but if you are looking for more information on
  • Best Coccyx Seat Cushion For Your Tailbone Pain – 2015

    Igor (Site Owner)
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:23 am
    We humans are not built for sitting. Our bodies evolved over millions of years, turning us into hunter-gatherers we are today. Even though we adopted sedentary lifestyle some 10000 years ago, our DNA is still deeply rooted in our hunter-gatherer history. Fast forward to today – we are literally torturing our bodies by forcing them
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  • Sun Chlorella: How to cope with the snooze you lose

    Lollie Todd
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    Sleep trouble? Could Sun Chlorella help? Most people will experience problems sleeping at some point in their life and it is thought that around a third of Brits suffer with chronic insomnia. Many things can contribute to a sleepless night – stress, diet, environment and lifestyle factors – but when we do find ourselves tossing and turning into the small hours of the night, it can be all too tempting to reach for the sleeping pills – but a report published by a leading mental health charity suggested that Britain has become a nation of ‘sleeping pill addicts’. Reduce…
  • Sun Chlorella: Gorgeous Summer Skin Starts from Within

    James
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:06 am
    Glowing, youthful skin We all want glowing, youthful-looking skin, especially at this time of year. Good skincare isn’t just about what you put on it – looking after your skin from the inside out is also vital for a fresh, healthy complexion. That’s where chlorella comes in. One of the world’s best-kept beauty secrets, it’s a single-cell green algae packed with high levels of nutrients, and can nourish your skin in a number of unique and powerful ways. Concentrated in chlorella’s nucleic acids is a unique substance called Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), which is what makes the…
  • The Vital Sunshine Vitamin

    Mike McCabe
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Around 10m people throughout England could have seriously depleted vitamin D levels. This is around a fifth of adults and a sixth of children. Vitamin D is needed by the body, keeping bones and teeth strong whilst supporting a healthy immune system. And it’s after the long winter months that the body’s reserves are at their lowest. This much required vitamin is also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ as unprotected exposure to sunlight is our main source. During the winter months (October through April) our bodies are unable to naturally synthesise vitamin D. This is because the sun lies…
  • Age-Proof Your Brain: Three key brain nutrients

    Mike McCabe
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    March 16th sees the beginning of Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to increase awareness of the benefits of brain research. In the UK, we are living longer. This means that more and more people will be affected by diminished brain function and neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Taking measures to age-proof your brain has never been more important. Read on to discover the 3 most important brain nutrients. Omega-3 More than half of your brain is made of fat. The most important fat to ‘feed’ your brain is DHA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid. DHA helps to…
  • Digest this! Sensible rules for better digestion

    Mike McCabe
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Good digestion and regular bowel function is something we take for granted, that is until we start to experience problems, digestive related issues account for the largest number of GP appointments in the UK. Women are more likely to visit their doctor about their bowel habits than men who tend to put off seeking advice until symptoms present a problem they can no longer ignore. An optimally functioning digestive system is essential to good health in order fully absorb the nutrients in food, general poor digestion can lead to uncomfortable symptoms like indigestion, heartburn, bloating and…
 
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    賃貸価格!一戸建てを格安で建築中

  • イオン銀行の住宅ローンていいのかな

    ctw
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:08 pm
    先日、友人の家に遊びに行ってきた。 友人は数年前に念願のマイホームを建て、家もだいぶ気に入っているそうだ。 私たちも近々マイホームを建てようと計画しているんだが、住宅ローンをどこで組むか迷っている。 友人はイオン銀行の住宅ローンを勧めてくれた。 本人たちも今、イオン銀行のローンに借り換えしようと検討しているそうでいろいろとメリットを教えてもらった。 私が一番いいなと思ったのは、8疾病保障付というところ。…
  • 両ワキ 永久脱毛をお得に利用できるキャンペーンがある

    ctw
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
  • 人気 商社 転職 は狭き門

    ctw
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    毎年、文系学生の男子女子ともトップ10に数社は入るくらい人気の企業と言えば商社ですよね。   国内で仕事をする場合であれば語学力はそれほど関係ありませんが、できれば英検2級や1級を持っていれば大きなアピールになります。      
  • 看護師求人ランキングを見るのが楽しい!

    ctw
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    今はネットで看護師求人ランキングを見ていますが、新しい職場になるかもしれない情報ってワクワクしますね!「ここって時間帯が良いねー」「あ、ここ、ボーナス多い!」と1人で楽しんでいます。今はネットで求人情報が見られるから便利ですね!姉の「元」旦那も私の「元」婚約者も復縁をしつこく言ってきますが、それは100%あり得ませんね。手に職を持った女は強いんです、二度と会いたくないですね!
  • 手術室の看護師に転職したそうな!

    ctw
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    子どもがよく入院するので、いつもお世話になる小児科の看護師さんともすっかり顔見知り。 でも、今年入院した時に、特に感じ良かった看護師さんの姿が見えませんでした。 こないだ、ショッピングセンターで買い物してると「〇〇くんのお母さん!」って声かけられました。 ママ友か?と振りむいたら見慣れない女性・・・でも、よく見るとその看護師さんでした。 白衣着てないと印象変わるもんですね!最初全然わかりませんでした。…
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    Skinny Fat Life

  • The power of a good compliment

    ojohnson
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:38 am
    Today, I was washing out my coffee mug at the little kitchenette near my office, and a co-worker came up to me and started chatting. I should mention that it’s pretty hot out today, so...
  • Why Personality Types Matter

    ojohnson
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:52 am
    I have a confession to make. I am absolutely obsessed with my Myers-Briggs test results. I’ve read every “What your MBTI test results mean” article I can find, and I’m constantly looking up my friends to try...
  • #SummerAbsChallenge: Let the fitness begin!

    ojohnson
    13 May 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Hey, everyone! I’m wasting zero time after finals and getting right back into the swing of things — both with the blog, and exercise. So, that’s why I’m kicking off my first ever #SummerAbsChallenge! What’s...
  • Awkward injuries and awesome books

    ojohnson
    4 May 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Alright, I’m like 11 days away from being done with my second year back in school and it is CRUNCH TIME, folks. And I’ve realized that I have a handful of things I want to...
  • THIS is your life

    ojohnson
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    All week long, I’ve been getting these little hints from the universe. These little moments that make me take pause. Think for a minute. Maybe it was when my sister messaged me. Stressed. Unsure. Concerned...
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    Primally Inspired

  • Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles Recipe

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:24 am
    Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles Recipe Today we are making popsicles!  Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles to be exact. And they are so delicious! Watch the super short, how-to video here: (printable recipe below)   Or watch it on Youtube HERE: Unlike the kinds of popsicles that you get at the store, these are healthy popsicles…..and they taste a whole lot better, too Have you ever looked at the ingredients on the back of a store-bought popsicle box? Most popsicles that you get at the store are loaded with sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring and chemical flavors. And all…
  • Breakfast Pizza Quiche from One Pot Paleo

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    Breakfast Pizza Quiche Recipe from One Pot Paleo Today I’m excited to share an easy, one pot recipe that my family has been loving lately! It’s from the cookbook One Pot Paleo and the author, Jenny Castaneda, is generously letting me share her recipe with you! Now before I reveal the deliciously easy recipe, I want to rave about One Pot Paleo for just a minute because I’m a huge fan. But before I do, I want you to know something. I have a lot of cookbooks in my collection. One of the perks of being a food blogger is that I get sent cookbooks to review all.the.time. So many…
  • How To Make Sumac-ade made from Wild Edible Sumac

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:33 pm
    How To Make Sumac-ade made from Wild Edible Sumac   Today I’m going to show you how to make a fun summer drink recipe made from wild edible sumac! It’s called Sumac-ade because it tastes similar to lemonade and it even looks like a pink lemonade. It’s tart, naturally sweet and so refreshing, especially on a hot summer day.    It’s really fun and satisfying to make something so yummy that you picked yourself, don’t you think? I think this recipe is an especially fun one to do with kids. Have them play detective to find wild sumac –…
  • July Stitch Fix Review 2015 – A 5/5 Fix!

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:34 pm
    July Stitch Fix Review 2015 – A 5/5 Fix!   My July Fix from Stitch Fix arrived! It was going to be hard for my stylist to top last month’s favorite Fix, but I do believe this month’s Fix might even top that one. I kept every single piece….for the second month in a row!    I’m using Stitch Fix solely to build my wardrobe and it’s been such a blast. What’s not to love about a surprise box showing up at your doorstep filled with amazing (& affordable!) goodies picked out just for you by a professional?!  It’s…
  • 6 Surprising Benefits of Collagen PLUS Why, When & How To Take It For Best Results!

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:38 pm
    BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN   Your Complete Guide to Collagen: Why, How, & When to Take Collagen Protein    Gelatin, which is cooked collagen, is a true superfood! I’ve been singing the praises of collagen and gelatin protein for years. I think it’s one of the best things you can incorporate in your diet. The benefits range from reducing wrinkles, healing your gut, building strong bones, helping joint pain and so much more.    WebMD even praises it saying it’s: “used for for weight loss and for treating osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and brittle bones…
 
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    Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa

  • How To Care For Your Feet This Summer

    vince
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Summer can take a toll on our feet. Here are some ways to care for your feet as well as advice for choosing the right footwear. The post How To Care For Your Feet This Summer appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • Fiesta Salad with Chicken Recipe

    admin
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Visit your local farmers market and buy all the seasonal ingredients for this fresh and tasty salad recipe. We always recommend you go organic for your produce and meat. Enjoy! The post Fiesta Salad with Chicken Recipe appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • 10 Tips for a Healthy Family Getaway

    vince
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Here are 10 tips that will ensure you enjoy a healthy family getaway this summer. The post 10 Tips for a Healthy Family Getaway appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • The Secrets for Perfect Work & Life Balance

    vince
    13 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Here are seven ways to ensure you enjoy a perfect work & life balance, everyday of your life! The post The Secrets for Perfect Work & Life Balance appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • Why Athletes Visit Mountain Trek Too

    vince
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:56 pm
    In her recent article entitled "Vitality Found", Dianna Ducs writes about how her stay at Mountain Trek helped her prepare for an epic, seven-day Stand Up Paddleboard adventure. The post Why Athletes Visit Mountain Trek Too appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities

  • GUEST POST: How I Became Empowered By My “History”

    GiGi
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:26 am
    Hmmm… About that Taiwan recap… Yeah, Tara and I filmed over 200 videos, so editing this epic conglomerate of footage is going to take a bit longer than it does for a man with prostate problems to… Pee. Okay, that’s actually not something to necessarily joke about. But I did. Whoops. So any who… When my friend, who also happens to be an author, speaker and life changer, Nanci Besser, offered to write a guest post for this week, I pretty much got [Read On!]
  • Guess The Food, Taiwan Edition!

    GiGi
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    I got in a UFC-like fight with China Airlines… And China Airlines won. But really… I feel like I got hit by a plane… Or like I got thrown out of a plane without a parachute, landing head first into an over-sized, ripe cactus-tree. Or… Stuck in the airplane bathroom after someone spent far too long in there, after their in-flight meal… And speaking of meals… I have a little “mealy” game for you… I will call it: GUESS THE [Read On!]
  • Carmen San Diego is So Jealous!

    GiGi
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    WHERE IN THE WORLD IS…. You THOUGHT I was going to say Carmen Sandiego now, didn’t you? But no… I was going to say: is are GiGi and Tara (The Food Pervert)… .@thefoodpervert & I have some HUGE NEWS to tell you!!!! #Watch! #Blogging #Travel #Adventure A video posted by Geneviève (GiGi) (@gigieats) on Jul 9, 2015 at 8:59am PDT WE ARE ON OUR WAY (or maybe by the time you read this… IN) TO TAIWAN!! The Taiwan Tourism Bureau [Read On!]
  • NO “BULLOCKS” with Christine Bullock!

    GiGi
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:17 am
    Sure you may know of… Reggie Bullock: A 6’7″ basketball player who dunks, or excuse me, simply places the ball in the basket, for the Phoenix Suns. Alan Bullock: A knighted British historian, who wrote an influential biography about Adolf Hitler along with other works. Who wants to start a book club and have this book be the first one we read? Yeah, me neither!!! Randy Bullock: A placekicker for NFL’s Houston Texans, who apparently doesn’t know how to do his job… Sorry bro, [Read On!]
  • Charged Up For Another Year!

    GiGi
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:16 am
    I like to consider myself a very giving person… However… Don’t mistaken GIVING for SHARING… Because a sharer… I am not. Especially… When it comes to… SALMON SKIN HANDROLLS!! Or really, any food on MY plate for that matter. Now if I give YOU food, by all means, shove your head right into it… Forks and knives? Those are for wimps! But again… Don’t you even THINK about diving head-first into my plate (or even look at me like you want to try [Read On!]
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    Fit & Healthy 365

  • Do You Make These Exercise Mistakes? 4 Quick Fixes for Bad Form

    Lydia Di Francesco
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Gym time is precious so you want your exercises to be effective. As well, you want to make sure you are safely performing each exercise using proper form and technique. There are common mistakes people make when doing standard exercises. In the video below I demonstrate the mistakes and show you the proper way to do a squat, push up, lunge and row. Squats Incorrect Form: – knees caving in – leaning forward too much – butt to high up Correct Form: – feet outside hips, toes slightly turned out – knees track over 2nd and 3rd toes – butt down – fairly…
  • Homemade Low Sodium Chicken Bouillon Powder

    Lydia Di Francesco
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:16 am
    No one likes bland food. That’s why herbs and spices and things like bouillon cubes exist. But, have you looked at the sodium content in bouillon powders?! Yikes! Just 1/2 a tablet (950 mg of sodium) accounts for 40% of your daily value (and that’s calculated on a 2000 calorie diet). Health Canada recommends a sodium intake of 1500 mg/day. But, you don’t have to sacrifice taste in exchange for low sodium. You can make your own chicken bouillon powder in just a few minutes. Ingredients: • 1 cup nutritional yeast flakes • 2 Tbsp onion powder or dried minced onion • 2…
  • I Want You to Skip Your Workout

    Lydia Di Francesco
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:46 am
    They aren’t just for elementary school kids; jump ropes are a powerful tool that can blast your body in a short amount of time. A bonus is that they are small, portable and inexpensive, so they’re easy to use at home or when travelling. They provide a great cardio workout you can do almost anywhere. Benefits of jumping rope include better cardio endurance, balance, agility and coordination. To check that your rope is the right size, hold the rope under one foot; the handles should just reach your armpits. When jumping, hold hands at 10 and 2 o’clock and at waist height.
  • The 4 Worst Things to Do After Overeating

    Lydia Di Francesco
    7 Jun 2015 | 7:55 am
    Yesterday I ate too much. The day started ok, with a typical breakfast and lunch. Mid-afternoon I was at a friend’s for a little gathering. I didn’t show up hungry but over the course of a few hours I nibbled on the chips, popcorn, hummus and crackers, bologna and fruit. I didn’t stuff my face all at once but I know I ate more than I needed to, in total. Then I came home and had some torilla chips with the (excellent) homemade salsa my husband made. Dinner was steak and veggies (a fairly typical supper). We normally have fruit as an evening snack, which I ate, and then the…
  • 10-Minute Easy Tuna Patties {Recipe}

    Lydia Di Francesco
    3 Jun 2015 | 8:29 am
    Do you ever have that moment when you come home from work, you’re super hungry, and there’s nothing ready to eat? Of course you have! We all have experienced that. In those cases, one of my go-to defaults is a tuna salad (meaning a salad with tuna on it, not the typical mayo-heavy kind). However, it’s good to switch things up so I created this super easy tuna patty recipe. All you need are the ingredients and 1 Tablespoon. Ingredients: 1 can of tuna 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1 Tbsp parmasan cheese 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning (or whatever herbs/spices you want to…
 
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    Sara T, M.D.

  • The Value of Advice – #TipsForNewDocs

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    “The only good thing to do with good advice is pass it on; it is never of any use to oneself.” ~ Oscar Wilde Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Blog-Post-126.m4a   As you may know, I am a Twitter enthusiast and believe it is a powerful tool, not only for physicians, but for anyone else who wants to learn, share and engage online. Not too long ago, I discovered an active hashtag, #tipsfornewdocs, that a lot of medical tweeters post to. In case you haven’t jumped into Twitter yet, a hashtag…
  • Twitter Tips – A Physician Blogger’s Perspective

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:06 am
    “When people come to Twitter and they want to express something in the world, the technology fades away. It’s them writing a simple message and them knowing that people are going to see it.” ~ Jack Dorsey, Founder of Twitter (from Brainy Quote) Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Blog-Post-125.m4a   Last week we discussed the power of Twitter. This week, as an extension of that, I wanted to discuss some Twitter tips I have learned along the way over the past 2 ½ years. As you can tell, I am…
  • The Power of Twitter – A Physician Blogger’s Perspective

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    12 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    “When we try to pick out any­thing by itself, we find it hitched to every­thing else in the Uni­verse.” ~ John Muir Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Blog-Post-124.m4a   When I first started my blog/website over 2 years ago, I remember that even the thought of social media sent waves of anxiety through me. Despite this and after taking a blogging course, I knew I had to have a social media presence, but admittedly, I still didn’t really understand social media. I had never been a personal…
  • Prevention Strategies to Improve Your Well-Being

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:16 am
    “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Blog-Post-123.m4a   This week I decided to discuss something I am infinitely passionate about as a physician – health prevention. When I started this journey toward wellness, personal development and blogging a few years ago, it was spurned from my interest in preventive medicine. From there, I became more interested in lifestyle medicine and exploring the concept of true wellness.
  • Pause Before You Hit Send

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:10 pm
    “Emotional self-control – delaying gratification and stifling impulsiveness – underlies accomplishment of every sort” ~ Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Blog-Post-122.m4a   We have all had those moments in this digital age when we receive an e-mail or a text, feel hurt or angry by it, and then proceed to immediately pour our emotions onto the screen. I have experienced this a few times in the past month, and…
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    Skin Care Routine

  • How To Keep Your Skin Looking Healthy

    skincareadmin
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Skin care is very important. It is very easy, this is the good thing. A bit of daily effort is all it takes to look great. Keep reading to learn how. TIP! If you have a pimple, dab some apple cider vinegar on to the pimple to reduce the duration of the blemish. The pungent liquid helps to restore moisture to your skin and decrease any dryness that the acne caused. Bristle brushes are great for exfoliation. You will remove skin that is already dead and help to prevent the chance that skin debris will enter your skin and result in acne. Also, exfoliating will make your skin purer, which…
  • Everything You Need To Know For Healthy Clear Skin

    skincareadmin
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:38 am
    Soap and water is always the best treatment. Creams that claim to be so beneficial can actually cause acne and more. If you have sensitive skin, it may become irritated. This article is going to go over a few tips that will allow you to take better care of your skin. An excellent tip to help improve and maintain a healthy glow to your skin is to apply moisturizer each day. Using a moisturizer is the best way to ensure that your skin remains hydrated. During winter months, a moisturizer is a must as the cold makes your skin prone to drying and flaking. Also, you can look younger when using…
  • Several Easy Steps To A Skin Care Routine Without The Headache

    skincareadmin
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Just washing the face with gentle products might be more useful than applying lots of pricey creams. Too many creams may clog your pores or cause acne. Some of these things may even irritate your skin. The article below can help you determine what your skin care needs are. Daily use of a moisturizer is vital to keeping your skin fresh and healthy looking. Moisture is essential for healthy, vibrant skin that is not dried out. This is vital to use during the winter months given the temperature shift. Moisturizers play a great role in helping you to look younger longer. Exfoliate to rid your…
  • Easy-To-Follow Suggestions For Getting Rid Of Your Skincare Issues

    skincareadmin
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:20 pm
    The condition of your skin tends to be a big part of the first impression you convey. It can make you confident or cowardly. Knowing this, the tips below were chosen for you to see what you can and can’t do to maintain vibrant, young-looking skin. TIP! You should never shave skin that is dry. Try to also avoid shaving without shaving cream or a product that lathers similarly. Lemon Juice TIP! Shower after working out every time. Simply washing your face with a towel will not get rid of all of the bacteria from your skin, which can clog your pores and cause irritation. A facial wash that…
  • Flawless Skin Is “In” Get It With These Tips

    skincareadmin
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:43 pm
    You only get one face, so properly caring for your skin is imperative. Keeping your skin healthy is not as difficult as you may think. The following article contains the knowledge you need to keep your skin at its best. Do not shave your dry skin. Also, never shave without using shaving cream or another product that causes lather. Irritation can occur when you shave dry skin, causing razor burn and ingrown hairs. After you shave, use lotion on your skin. This works to soothe irritation and give your skin the moisture it needs. A good treatment for enlarged pores, acne, or oily skin is a face…
 
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    Weight Loss Tips

  • The Benefits That Lies Within A Lap Band Surgery

    1 Aug 2015 | 2:23 pm
    By Olive Pate A healthy lifestyle is what almost everybody wants. Somehow they would find ways just to make their selves a lot healthier. Moreover, people look for effective yet instant options to get the body that they want. Many of them prefer to have a medical operation. In less than a day they can achieve the body that they are longing for. A lot of individuals prefer a surgery if they need to change in a faster pace. Most of them turn their option into a lap band surgery NJ, a place where you can find the best and accommodating hospitals that will give you an excellent service. Its…
  • Discover How A Laguna Hills CA Chiropractor Helps Alleviate Mid Back Pain Naturally

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:38 pm
    By Carla Bergoba More and more people have turned to drug free and noninvasive alternative to traditional medicine. There are a number of all natural therapies that can improve mobility by reducing painful symptoms of back injury. With the help of a Laguna Hills Chiropractic care provider, you can find relief through a holistic approach to back pain. The chiropractor is able to recommend different methods of therapy that will restore the spine to proper alignment. Once the spine is realigned the patient will enjoy enhanced function and optimum health and wellness. This alternative to…
  • Becoming Greater Gastric Sleeve Surgeons

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
    By Olive Pate Being better as a professional is a process that you will have to take one step of time. Never be in a rush. Improvement can never be yours in an instant. It is a long and winding road that will require so much of your attention that you shall learn to balance your set of priorities in life as of the moment. To begin with, put down your communication level to a low level. As gastric sleeve surgeons in New York, you are living in different world. However, it is your job to explain to your patients that they have something serious in their digestive tract and only simple words…
  • Some Facts On Gastric Banding Surgery Nj Residents May Wish To Know About

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    By Olive Pate There are several options that can be considered for weight loss in Englewood, nj. Some are fairly simple and rely primarily on the effort of the affected individual while others are more complex requiring the assistance of a specialist. The commonly used methods all over the world are physical exercise and dietary modifications. Surgical procedures are usually considered when these conservative modalities fail to yield results. There are a number of important things on gastric banding surgery nj residents should know if they intend to undergo this procedure. This operation is a…
  • Things To Consider About Weight Loss Surgery

    24 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    By Olive Pate You have always had issues with the way you are sized. For some reason, no matter what you do, you can never see to bring those pounds that you have packed down, you know that there are now a lot of ways that you can address these concerns. So, you are more than ready to explore the choices and what possibilities are present for you. Here are some of the things that you can do. You know that undergoing an operation to correct the problem should be viewed as a last resort. There are a lot of people that have shared their success store is concerning weight loss surgery nj. The…
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    What's Nick Eating

  • Get ripped drinking milk. And not drinking milk.

    Nick
    19 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Confused? I was reading Men’s Fitness magazine (only because I got it free at GNC) and I came across an article titled “Fit in ’15: Fifteen awesome new scientifically based fitness hacks, tricks, and tactics (plus some good old-fashioned motivation) for getting ripped this summer.” I cringed when I read number 13: “Drink milk-it does the body (in motion) good.” I hate milk and all the slimy mucous crap it produces in my throat. I think we should all quit dairy. But that it not what frustrated me most about the magazine. Forty-eight pages later, I came…
  • What You Didn’t Know About Nutrients in Almond Milk

    Nick
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:16 am
    If drinking milk is stupid, which it is, then what are you supposed to drench your cereal in? Many people, including me, are turning to almond milk. Understanding how healthy almonds are, we would assume there are at least similar nutrients in almond milk, right? Almonds are a good source of fiber, magnesium, iron, protein and calcium. One ounce of almonds (about 23 of them) contains six grams of protein and seven percent your daily recommended calcium (about 70mg). If you assume that one cup of your almond milk contains a 1/2 cup of almonds, that should mean the nutrients in your almond…
  • How to Not Eat Meat at a Barbecue (and get along with meat eaters)

    Nick
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    The fourth of July is right around the corner and grills all across America will be riddled with hotdogs, hamburgers and chicken. In fact, it is estimated that we have been stockpiling 700 million pounds of chicken and 190 million pounds of beef for this glorious weekend. You might not want anything to do with all that meat. Here’s how to not eat meat this fourth of July while making sure you get along with all the meat eaters: 1. Eat something before you go to a barbecue. Unless your host has provided you with a detailed menu, the sad fact is that there may not be many meatless…
  • GNC Puredge Complete Vegan Protein Review

    Nick
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:17 am
    I was not asked nor compensated in any way to write this GNC Puredge Complete Vegan Protein review. My intent is solely to help you make a more informed decision. GNC Puredge Complete Vegan Protein is marketed as “vegan, gluten free, GMO free, soy free and dairy free”… duh, it’s vegan. While a somewhat redundant description, it met the criteria I was looking for. If you are after protein, a serving of this (two scoops or 45 grams) will give you 20 grams of plant-based protein. Like hungry muscles after a killer workout, let’s break down these nutrients so we can understand it more.
  • Foods for Tendon Repair

    Nick
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:23 pm
    A nasty case of posterior tibial tendonitis forced me to look at food through yet another lens. I asked myself, “self, what are good foods for tendon repair and health?” Keep reading to find out the answer and together we can build strong tendons! To feed the tendon, we must first understand the tendon. Tendons connect our bones to our muscles. Tendons are tough bands of fibrous tissue made from collagen. Remember collagen, because that will come up later. Unlike their pals, the muscles, tendons do not grow or heal quickly so it is important to keep them healthy. If you do injure…
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    Silk Road Explore

  • Rafting: Chon-Kemin and Chu rivers, class 2-4

    admin
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am
      Rafting on a second day will continue on the Chu River starting from Issyk-Kul Valley and then going into Boom Canyon. Here, among the rough rapids and huge rocks, even the craziest adventurer will get a maximum doze of adrenaline. River difficulty is Class IV +.
  • Rafting: Chu River (in Boom Canyon), class 5

    admin
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:14 pm
  • Rafting: Chu River (Issyk-Kul valley and Boom canyon), class 2-4

    admin
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
      Tour program: 8:00 – 10:30  Transfer to the River (not included in the cost of tour). 11:00 – 13:00 Rafting. 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (not included in the cost of tour). 14:00 – 15:30 Rafting. 16:00 – 18:30 Transfer to Bishkek (not included in the cost of tour).
  • Rafting: Chu River (in the Issyk-Kul Valley), class 2

    admin
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:09 am
      Under supervision of an experienced guide, one can easily obtain basic rowing and vessel handling techniques. While rafting you can get excellent suntan, swim in the quiet spots. Rafting down the river surrounded by gorgeous mountains is a sort of experience that nobody can be indifferent. At the end of the tour, there is a nice one-hour walk among Aeolian canyons. It is possible to take magnificent pictures with red rocks and cliffs on background. A short rest or a lunch break will be arranged at a picturesque place according to your desire. This program is intended for healthy…
  • Issyk-Kul – a Miracle of Tien-Shan

    admin
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:55 am
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Manas Airport - Bishkek ItineraryMeeting at Manas Airport. Accommodation at the hotel. A sightseeing tour of Bishkek. A visit to oriental bazaar where you can buy some souvenirs. MealsB L D AccomodationHotel 2 Day 2: Bishkek - Chunkurchak ItineraryWe start the day by heading to the picturesque Chunkurchak Gorge situated 30 km away to the south of Bishkek. Wild thyme and mint grow on the banks of the river, and rocks surrounding the valley give you the feeling that there is no man has gone before. In the gorge you’ll see one of the most famous and beautiful waterfalls…
 
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    Azura Memory Care

  • Welcome Our Newest Azura Memory Care Home

    Brianne Markin
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    At Azura Memory Care we are fully committed to our motto of Transforming the Culture of Care.  Our motto and our 5 Core Values drive everything we do.  So it is in this spirit that we are proud to announce the Grand Opening of our new state of the art home in Kenosha. Built on […] The post Welcome Our Newest Azura Memory Care Home appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
  • Azura Celebrates 5 Years

    Brianne Markin
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    Throughout July and August our Azura homes will be celebrating five years of transforming the culture of care. So far several of our homes have held parties for our residents, their families and our team members. We kicked off our party schedule at Azura Memory Care of Stoughton, where residents and family members were treated to.... The post Azura Celebrates 5 Years appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
  • Exceptional Groundbreaking for Azura’s Oconomowoc Home!

    Azura Memory
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:54 pm
    On Thursday, July 23rd Azura Memory Care will officially break ground on its new 44-unit memory care home in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.  Every aspect of this state-of-the-art home is geared to support and engage those within, while transforming the culture of care for all in the community.  The groundbreaking will take place from 4:00 pm – […] The post Exceptional Groundbreaking for Azura’s Oconomowoc Home! appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
  • Azura Receives Training Excellence Award

    Brianne Markin
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:31 pm
    At Azura Memory Care we provide ourselves in the specialized care we offer to those with memory loss. In fact, we are one of the few providers whose only focus is to serve those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This focus allows us to gear our training and our approach solely to those most in […] The post Azura Receives Training Excellence Award appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
  • Creating Beautiful Memories in Kenosha

    Brianne Markin
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
    Residents of Azura Memory Care in Kenosha have been busy creating beautiful works of art to adorn the walls of their home. First team members took masking tape and applied a variety of intricate designs and shapes on the canvases based on the resident's suggestions. Each resident was then given their canvas and were encouraged to paint and create whatever they wished. The post Creating Beautiful Memories in Kenosha appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
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    The Natural Ways Of Life

  • 30 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    I have reached 30 weeks! The final countdown!Is this real life? In just a short 10 weeks we will meet our baby girl.I feel so unprepared, yet I just want her here now. We still have a lot to do and things we need to get. Lately I've been making lists because I can't keep track of everything. I know I'm reaching a point of feeling so indecisive about everything. Like our baby registry, one moment I feel like we have enough, then the next I feel the need to add more. Funny thing, I got a call from my doctors on Friday, well when I saw their number my heart started racing because…
  • 29 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:08 am
    29 weeks this week!Baby is the size of an acorn squash and weighs anywhere from 2.5 pounds to 3.8 pounds. And starting to fill out, I can't wait to squeeze those little cheeks!This is my last week in my 20s! Time defiantly has gone by fast, I feel like I was just at the halfway mark. I can defiantly tell that I've hit my third trimester. I'm getting pretty uncomfortable and have had a lot of cramping. I've been checked and the doctors have ran tests. Everything is normal and they just want me to not overdue it. And stop whatever I'm doing when I feel bad. How far along? 29…
  • 28 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:59 pm
    28 Weeks this week!Baby girl is the size of a large eggplant. This week I went for my glucose test...it actually wasn't bad at all! I liked the flavor surprisingly. Now just praying for good results. How far along? 28 WeeksTotal weight gain: +18 lbs...that number is a little shocking to me, but I'm finally at a healthy weight which is good. Maternity clothes? I prefer maternity shirts over regular. They just flatter my bump better. Occasionally I'll wear my pair of maternity jeans. But I still will wear regular bottoms. Stretch marks? Not yet! Fingers…
  • 2nd Trimester Must Haves

    Jael Cheek
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Since my second trimester is over, I decided to come up with a small list of the things I used most. These are my essentials, and may be different than someone else's. But I feel that it could be helpful if you're entering your second trimester. So here's a few must haves to help you through your second trimester. 1. Palmer's Cocoa Butter for itchy skin- In the second trimester your belly starts to grow, which can cause it to become really itchy. I found this oil and it has been nothing short of amazing! I use it in the morning and at night. But I've been using it more…
  • 27 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    27 weeks! And I've reached my third and last trimester! Where in the world has time gone? The first trimester defiantly lasted longer than the second, so I'm hoping the third flies by. Can't wait to meet our little girl!Baby is the size of a head of cauliflower and weighs about 1 and half pounds give or take. By now she is opening her eyes and can sense light...so another question, will her eyes be brown like her daddy's or hazel green like mine?! Time will tell! How far along are you? 27 weeksCravingsDefiantly prefer sandwiches in wraps for some reason. And ice cream. Caleb and I…
 
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    Glutathione Pro

  • Healing Bone Fractures with Cannabis

    GlutathionePRO
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:03 pm
    With all the new cannabis legislation news, the medical spotlight has been fixated on the health benefits cannabis has to offer. There are many well-known benefits of cannabis, as a sleep aid, for increased appetite and pain relief. A recently published study shows that an extract of the cannabis plant called cannabidiol (CBD) may be […] Healing Bone Fractures with Cannabis
  • Many Children with ADHD are Given Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugs

    GlutathionePRO
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Most people wouldn’t dream of giving their child an antipsychotic drug if they didn’t absolutely need it. But a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s JAMA Psychiatry shows children are being prescribed antipsychotic drugs for ADHD. Overlooking Safer Treatment Options for ADHD Co-author of the study, Michael Schoenbaum says that […] Many Children with ADHD are Given Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugs
  • Naturally Protecting Yourself from the MERS Virus

    GlutathionePRO
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:36 pm
    The MERS Virus first appeared in the Arabian Peninsula in 2012, thought to have originated in camels before jumping to humans. While there have been very few cases of the MERS virus in the United States, it is becoming a serious problem in the middle east and most recently in South Korea [1]. What Is […] Naturally Protecting Yourself from the MERS Virus
  • Understanding Glutathione and Chemotherapy

    GlutathionePRO
    7 Jun 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Before we discuss the relationship between Glutathione and Chemotherapy it is important to understand what exactly chemotherapy is. Understanding Chemotherapy Standard or Traditional Chemotherapy (cytotoxic) is the use of drug treatments for cancer that destroy cancerous cells by preventing them from growing and dividing. When most people think of chemotherapy, they think of the use […] Understanding Glutathione and Chemotherapy
  • Spicy Guacamole Deviled Eggs Recipe

    GlutathionePRO
    6 Jun 2015 | 4:27 pm
    This super healthy variation on an old classic is sure to be an instant hit at your next dinner party or casual get-together. Deviled eggs are a fan favorite and are relatively simple to make, the hard part is keeping them on the plate. By adding in a simple guacamole mix, you will take the […] Spicy Guacamole Deviled Eggs Recipe
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    CareGiving.com

  • A Dream

    Jenn
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:06 pm
    “Wouldn’t it be great if there were such a thing as a caregiver retreat? Carees go one way and family caregivers go another. There are many complications and details that would need to be worked out. Wouldn’t it be great ... Read more...
  • CAS: Show Us Your Fighting Spirit

    Denise
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:18 pm
    We begin Week Nine of our Caregiving Art Show (CAS) contest today! Each Friday, I’ll share a prompt to help you create art (whatever art is to you). During the next week, create your art, take a photo of it ... Read more...
  • One More Time

    yolanda
    1 Aug 2015 | 11:54 am
    Grandpa came to me in a dream the other day. He was sitting in his wheelchair at the dinner table. I was a few feet away from him. I said, “I love you.” He tried to say “I love you” ... Read more...
  • Health Care Choices

    Denise
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:35 am
    When my dad was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2004, I asked him about getting a second opinion, about taking advantage of the incredible university hospital systems we have in the Chicago area (Northwestern University, University of Chicago). He refused ... Read more...
  • A Trip to See a Friend

    EllysGdaughter
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:31 am
    Elly and Mary have been friends an awfully long, long time. They went to church together before they both retired. After Sunday School, they would go out to lunch and their husbands also enjoyed a friendship. I don’t remember which ... Read more...
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    Health News, Nutrition and Medicine by TheMedCircle

  • Link between Day of Birth and Health

    W. Wlassoff, PhD
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Interesting and unusual findings were recently published by a group of researchers from Columbia University. Using high-throughput computational methods, the scientists analyzed the health records of 1.7 million patients from New York trying to find any connections between their date of birth and the risk of developing various health conditions later in life.They scanned the data for 1688 health conditions covering the period between 1985 and 2013. For  55 diseases, the researchers found a correlation between the month of birth and the risk of developing the disease.The data confirmed some…
  • Becoming Overweight Early in Life Increases the Risk of Colon Cancer

    W. Wlassoff, PhD
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:43 am
     It has been proven that being obese increases the chances of getting various health problems, ranging from cardiovascular conditions to cancer.Thanks to the research into obesity-associated problems over several decades and a large statistical data base being developed, some interesting and unexpected findings have started to emerge.It appears, for instance, that the risk of colorectal cancer is particularly high among those people who became overweight in adolescence.Swedish researchers followed almost 240,000 men for 35 years. The participants in the study were between the ages of 16…
  • Sedentary Lifestyle Linked to a Host of Health Problems

    W. Wlassoff, PhD
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:20 am
    nih.gov The health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle are very well known. Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, mental health problems and cancer were all linked to the suboptimal levels of physical activity.But the new research published recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that the problem is even greater than we thought. The harm created by long hours spent sitting in the office in front of the computer or at home in front of the television cannot be fully compensated for by going to the gym or cycling to work.The process of prolonged sitting creates havoc with our…
 
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    HAIR FALL REMEDIES

  • Top and Best Vitamins for Hair Loss

    HFRADMIN
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:58 am
    Many men and women want to know how to find the best vitamins for hair loss. Hair loss or baldness can be a common problem for many people. There are many causes of this problem, such as medication, age, imbalanced hormone, and many other factors. You may want to treat your hair loss properly. When you visit your doctors, they may recommend you to take some hair growth medications that can be useful for treating your hair loss. However, these medications may bring some negative side effects on your body. In this article, you can read several recommended vitamins for your hair growth. Several…
  • Effective and Unique Healthy Hair Tips

    HFRADMIN
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    It is very important for most people to learn about some recommended healthy hair tips. Many people want to have healthy hair in their life. This is reasonable because healthy hair can improve your overall beauty and appearance. However, not all people understand how to get their healthy hair effectively. In this article, you can read several useful hair growth tips for all of you. These tips are very helpful for people who want to grow their hair quickly. It is recommended that you read this post to learn more about how you can get your healthy hair easily. You can simply follow all tips…
  • Get the Best Hair Loss Treatment Here

    HFRADMIN
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    When you click this post, you may want to find the best hair loss treatment for yourself. You do not have to worry about your hair loss problem. This situation is very common in almost all men and women. People usually lose their hair because of many different reasons, such as allergic reaction, medication, stress, hormone imbalance, or many other factors. If you want to solve your baldness or hair loss problem, you should keep reading this blog post. You can find a lot of useful tips for hair loss. These simple tips are safe for all people who want to grow their hair quickly. Best Hair Loss…
  • Top Natural Home Remedies for Hair Loss

    HFRADMIN
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:44 am
    People always want to find the best natural home remedies for hair loss. Most people believe that natural remedies are good for their hair and overall health. There are several natural products that are available on the market. These products are good because they have some active ingredients that are required by your hair to grow well. You can frequently visit this website to learn more about new hair growth tips regularly. There are many recommended products that you can choose for growing your hair. In this post, you are able to find the best home remedies for your hair loss. Several…
  • Great Facts About Ayurvedic Hair Care

    HFRADMIN
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    It is very important to learn about Ayurvedic hair care system. This technique is very popular in India. There are many people using this technique for improving their hair health effectively. Many experts believe that this system is proven to be very effective to stimulate hair growth and reduce hair loss problems. This hair care system is also very popular because it is claimed as natural technique. It means that you do not have to use any dangerous chemical substances when using this technique for your hair health. Keep reading this article to learn more about this hair care system. Three…
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    Spiritfoods

  • A Guide to the Healthiest Cooking Oils

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:56 am
    The average consumer today is spoiled for choice when it comes to cooking oils. Most stores (including health food stores) in the West tend to be packed with oils of various colors, tastes, and origins, and it can be difficult to distinguish the healthy ones from the unhealthy ones. The most important factor to bear […]
  • Chlorophyll: A Powerful Blood Builder and Chelating Agent

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:27 am
    Chlorophyll is the green pigment in plants responsible for absorbing the light necessary for photosynthesis. It is often considered to be the “blood” of plants, since it comprises the basic physiology of the plant and is required for their basic metabolic functions, such as growth and respiration. While most land plants contain chlorophyll to some […]
  • Three Effective Natural Remedies for Intestinal Parasites

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:28 am
    Many people tend to assume that intestinal parasites are a Third World problem, but the truth is that they also affect millions of people in the Western world. In fact, intestinal parasites have risen to epidemic levels in the United States, with an estimated 50 percent of Americans believed to suffer from parasitic organisms in […]
  • Low Carb Diets Can Boost Weight Loss and Improve Cardiovascular Health

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    8 Jun 2015 | 5:46 am
    Low carb diets, including the ketogenic diet, have been controversial for decades. The belief that fats are bad while carbohydrates are good, which has its origins in scientifically questionable studies from the 1950s, still assumes a strong hold over public consciousness. However, the tides are gradually turning, and more researchers are beginning to question the […]
  • Three Major Steps We Can Take to Stabilize Our Estrogen Levels

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:57 am
    Estrogen is the name given to an important group of compounds that affect the growth and function of tissues throughout the body, including the tissues responsible for reproduction. It plays a significant role in maintaining cardiovascular function, helps keep our bones healthy, and has a strong influence over our mood and behavior. In other words, […]
 
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    Station Health

  • Take charge of your Life – Hypnotherapy Can Help You Reduce Anxiety

    Sebastian Kessler
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    Our everyday life is filled with situations we don’t know how to cope with and stay untouched emotionally and mentally. Whether it’s a situation from work, something at home, or an obstacle in our relationships, it seems like stress has become an inevitable part of people’s life. The problem is that stress is actually very dangerous for our overall health. It’s the main reason for anxiety, a condition that furthermore causes other problems with severe consequences. Past fears, fear of something repeating itself, fear in general is the main trigger for stress. As such,…
  • The Best Workout for Your Zodiac Sign

    Sebastian Kessler
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:16 am
    Wondering why you’re not getting the desired results you were hoping for at the gym? If you believe in astrology and horoscopes, then you’ll believe that astrology plays a huge role when it comes to your gym habits. There is a routine that matches every personality. When a zodiac sign rules certain parts of the body, you want to avoid activities that could potentially harm that body parts. Read on to find out which is the best workout for your zodiac sign! Aries Working out comes naturally to Aries, since it boosts their mood and reduces stress. Aries people are ambitious and…
  • How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

    Sebastian Kessler
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Many of us have been there before: You’ve had a few drinks, and now you’re wondering when you’ll be completely sober again. Read on to find out how long does alcohol stay in your system and what can you do to speed up the process. The answer to this question depends on how much alcohol you’ve had to drink – the larger the number of the drinks, the higher your blood alcohol content and the longer it takes to clean out your system. Once the alcohol is consumed it will slowly enter into your system and remain in the blood until the body itself expels it. Even though…
  • Why Is Regular Teeth Care So Important?

    Sebastian Kessler
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:01 am
    source: dentalonflinders.com.au When celebrities smile in front of a camera, they almost blind you with their shiny, white, perfectly ordered teeth. I often wonder, are their teeth actually theirs, or the work of a very expensive dentist? Or maybe, a very precise, effective care and religious respect to the dentist’s appointment? While most of us see the visit to the dentist as torture and try to avoid it by all means possible, those that are right on time for cleaning and checking, smile with a blinding effect. Teeth are important for various reasons, one of which is the fact that oral…
  • Beyond the Mimosa: Sparkling Wine Cocktail To Wake Up Your Brunch

    Sebastian Kessler
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:50 am
    From puckering Champagne Mojitos to refreshing, herb-infused Campari-Fennel Aperitifs, there is no denying that a sparkling wine cocktail makes the perfect match to celebrate every occasion. The truth is, you do not need a special occasion to celebrate life and enjoy in the heavenly flavours of your favourite sparkling wine cocktail. Thus, sparkling wine cocktails go amazingly well when taken before, during and after ‘brunch o’clock’. If you have not known that yet, you should definitely try it. It is guaranteed that you will be looking forward to the next time, which I…
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    LipoAdvisor.com

  • Hand Lifts: The New Plastic Surgery Trend

    LipoAdvisor.com
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:29 am
    In the long list of the various plastifc surgery trends is now added a new one: Hand Lifts.. after jaw makeovers, eyebrow transplants, buttock augmentation, now a new anti-aging craze is rising! Who are the target of this procedure? Moms and older brides because the photos of their hands with the rings will remain forever […]
  • 5 Unexpected Benefits of Breast Enhancement

    LipoAdvisor.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:48 am
    by Beauty Blogger Emmy Owens While there is the obvious upside of getting bigger boobs, there are some other lesser-known advantages. From the practical to the life-saving, here are 5 reasons breast augmentation may be an awesome choice. 1. Less Fat Elsewhere Have you ever wished that you could take fat from places you don’t […]
  • One Runner’s Decision to Get Breast Implants

    Emmy Owens
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:46 am
    by Beauty Blogger Emmy Owens I am a female athlete. More specifically, I run. A lot. I have done plenty of half marathons and marathons as well as dabbling in some trail races. During my honeymoon, I even did a marathon with my new husband supporting me from the sidelines. So, yes, I am a […]
  • The Liposuction Aftermath – What to Expect

    Dr. Vivek Kumar
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:35 am