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  • The Many Factors that Trigger Depression

    World of Psychology
    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Depression is a debilitating, devastating illness. In Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness, author William Styron perfectly captures the pain of depression: “The pain is unrelenting, and what makes the condition intolerable is the foreknowledge that no remedy will come — not in a day, an hour, a month, or a minute. If there is mild relief, one knows that it is only temporary; more pain will follow. It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul. So the decision-making of daily life involves not, as in normal affairs, shifting from one annoying situation to another less…
  • The bitter truth about sugar

    CNN.com - Health
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Kristie Lu Stout speaks to author Robert Lustig about the dangers of added sugar in processed foods
  • Even a 5-minute run can help prevent heart disease

    The Chart
    fabval
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Good news for runners: A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests running, even for a few minutes a day, can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease – whether you plod along or go at race speed. Researchers studied more than 55,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 100 over a 15-year period, looking at their overall health, whether they ran and how long they lived. Compared to nonrunners, those who ran had a 30% lower risk of death from all causes and a 45% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, investigators found. In fact,…
  • Generic vs. Brand-name Drugs

    MedlinePlus Health News
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
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  • Prepare Healthy Meals Ahead of Time

    Starling Fitness
    Laura Moncur
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    I saw this picture on naive orleanss — buns-and-guns: I did a thing and I thought, “How clever!” It reads: I did a thing. This reminds me of my Easy Meals that I did back in 2008: Starling Fitness – Easy Meals: Mexi-Beans Starling Fitness – Easy Meals: Italian Beans Starling Fitness – Easy Meals: Refried Beans Each recipe makes three meals and shows you all the easy ingredients. I haven’t done this for a long time because I got sick of eating these meals over and over. Part of keeping the dopamine response to healthy food fresh is varying your meals. I…
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  • A Discussion about Bipolar Disorder

    9 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    A Discussion about Bipolar Disorder Janssen Research & Development, LLC, launches 'A Discussion about Bipolar Disorder,' the third in a series of online videos addressing key mental health topi... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 950 7 ratings Time: 08:47 More in Education
  • Michael Waltrip Testimonial Video

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    Michael Waltrip Testimonial Video Michael Waltrip shares his story about his mother's stroke due to atrial fibrillation. In addition, he has teamed up with Janssen to get his #66 racecar fill... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 249 3 ratings Time: 05:21 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky Takes #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness for ALS

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky Takes #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness for ALS Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky takes the #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The co-founders ... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 9872 108 ratings Time: 00:58 More in Education
  • A Discussion about Major Depressive Disorder

    12 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    A Discussion about Major Depressive Disorder The Janssen mental health video series is part of the company's Healthy Minds initiative, dedicated to advancing neuroscience research, news and information ... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 1239 6 ratings Time: 09:03 More in Education
  • A Discussion about Brain Health

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    A Discussion about Brain Health Janssen Research & Development, LLC, launched the first in a series of online videos addressing key mental health topics and treatments for disorders of the ... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 1550 6 ratings Time: 07:36 More in Education
 
 
 
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  • 1 in 7 suffer from sleep 'drunkenness'

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

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

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

    wadeleslie
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    School children get low marks when it comes to spreading germs, often sharing bugs with their classmates. So scientists wondered if putting hand sanitizers into elementary school classrooms would lead to fewer absences. The study Researchers in New Zealand set out to discover if using alcohol-based hand sanitizers, in addition to regular hand washing, would cut back on absentee rates in schools. They recruited 68 primary schools, and all students were given a half-hour hygiene lesson. They then assigned half of the schools to a control group where children washed their hands with soap and…
  • Even a 5-minute run can help prevent heart disease

    fabval
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Good news for runners: A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests running, even for a few minutes a day, can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease – whether you plod along or go at race speed. Researchers studied more than 55,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 100 over a 15-year period, looking at their overall health, whether they ran and how long they lived. Compared to nonrunners, those who ran had a 30% lower risk of death from all causes and a 45% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, investigators found. In fact,…
 
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  • This Diagram Could Hold the Key to Fixing Our Ailing Planet

    Brad Johnson
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    This upcoming Sunday, over 100,000 people are expected to converge on New York City for the People’s Climate March. My colleague Rebecca Leber has explained that the “real goal” of the march, taking place two days before a United Nations climate summit, is “to show that climate action is a
  • This TV Show Pays Homage To—And Utterly Ruins—The Fault in Our Stars

    Esther Breger
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    "This is not a story where beautiful people learn beautiful lessons," Shailene Woodley’s 16-year-old cancer patient warns in the opening moments of The Fault in Our Stars, this summer’s weepy young-adult blockbuster. The movie, which grossed almost $300 million at the box office and is
  • The Strategy That Might Have Beaten Mitch McConnell

    Alec MacGillis
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The New York Times today carried a provocative front-page dispatch from Kentucky by Abby Goodnough, who’s been doing a superb job of covering the
  • What Ken Burns Doesn't Understand about the Roosevelts

    Mason B. Williams
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    It’s now going on six years since the Photoshop wizards at Time outfitted Barack Obama with a gray hat, pince-nez eyeglasses, and cigarette holder and asked whether the president-elect would usher in a “new New Deal.” In 2011, Obama traveled to Osawatomie, Kansas, where Theodore Roose
  • Acting Against Climate Change Won't Cost As Much As You Think

    Rebecca Leber
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    A common argument against acting on climate change now is that doing so would cost money—a lot of it. A new report, timed to coincide with the United Nations Climate Summit next week, says the conventional thinking is wrong. Commissioned by seven countries in the Global Commission on the Economy
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  • University of Kentucky Research Explores STXBP5 Gene and its Role in Blood Clotting

    University of Kentucky
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Two independent groups of researchers led by Sidney (Wally) Whiteheart, PhD, of the University of Kentucky, and Charles Lowenstein, MD, of the University of Rochester, have published important studies exploring the role that a gene called STXBP5 plays in the development of cardiovascular disease.
  • Wellness Living Laboratory (WELL) to be First-Ever Research Study to Examine Impacts of Dietary and Lifestyle Habits on Wellness and Healthy Aging

    Nutrilite
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    A new, first-of-its-kind research study was announced today that will analyze how changes in diet and lifestyle can impact long-term wellness and contribute to healthy aging. The study is being conducted by the Stanford Prevention Research Center and funded through a $10 million unrestricted gift from the Amway Nutrilite Health Institute Wellness Fund.
  • FSMB CEO Dr. Humayun Chaudhry Elected Chair-elect of International Medical Regulatory Group

    Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Humayun Chaudhry, DO, President and CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), was elected Chair-elect of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) during the organization's recent biennial meeting in London. IAMRA provides an international forum for medical regulators to share best practices in achieving their mandate to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards for the profession of medicine. The organization has 77 members in 37 countries.
  • Endocrinologist Recommends Weighing Risks, Benefits of Testosterone Treatment

    Loyola University Health System
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers will make a recommendation today on testosterone-replacement therapy for men and the potential risk of heart attacks associated with its use. Loyola University Health System (LUHS) endocrinologist Norma Lopez, MD, is available to comment on this. Dr. Lopez believes testosterone therapy should be prescribed on an individual basis after weighing the risks and benefits.
  • Novel Mechanism Involved in Memory Discovered by UAB Researchers

    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Researchers at UAB report in Nature the discovery of a novel mechanism in the brain involved in the formation of memory and learning. The discovery could have therapeutic ramifications for conditions including dementia, age-related memory loss or even post-traumatic stress disorder.
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  • The Strange Case Of An 18th Century Sex Change Surgery

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    One day in 1779, a London couple, seeking treatment for their seven-year-old daughter, showed up at the Soho Square Dispensary for the Relief of the Infant Poor. The first doctor thought she might have a hernia. The second had a different idea.
  • 'Star-Spangled Banner': Anthem Was Once A Song Of Drinking And Sex

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Americans this weekend will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the poem that became the nation’s national anthem, a bit of verse written by a pro-slavery lawyer put to the melody of a British song that praised drinking and sex .
  • Why Narcissists Have More Sex

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    Successful narcissists have a whole lot of sex , which means they’re statistically likelier to have a whole lot of babies — at least compared to everyone else.
  • Yazidi Girl Tells Of Horrific Ordeal As ISIS Sex Slave

    7 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Seventeen-year-old says she is one of about 40 Yazidi women and girls, some as young as 12, still being held captive and sex ually abused on a daily basis by ISIS fighters.
  • The Importance Of Adult Classifieds

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Sex workers contribute significantly to the economic health of print publications — and many other industries. How criminalization around sex work hurts everyone.
 
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  • GSK melanoma pill backed by UK cost watchdog with price cut

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:26 pm
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's healthcare cost agency NICE has recommended a third new drug for melanoma, this time from GlaxoSmithKline, after the drugmaker offered to supply it at a discount to the state-run National Health Service. GSK currently markets Tafinlar but the product will soon transfer to Novartis under a deal between the two companies to trade assets. Tafinlar is an oral medicine that works in a similar way to Roche's already recommended drug Zelboraf. Both target a specific gene mutation linked to around half of aggressive melanomas. ...
  • First French Ebola victim to be flown home from Liberia

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Paris (AFP) - The first French Ebola patient was set to be flown home Thursday, as the World Bank warned the spiralling epidemic is threatening economic catastrophe in west Africa.
  • U.S. to begin Ebola hospital equipment lift to Liberia this week

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first planeload of hospital equipment in the U.S. military's battle against West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak will arrive in Liberia on Friday, a senior administration official said on Wednesday. The United States hopes its expanded effort to contain the spread of the virus will help rally other countries in ramping up the global response to the epidemic, U.S. aid official Nancy Lindborg told a U.S. House of Representatives committee. ...
  • Healthy Briton to be injected in Ebola vaccine trial

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    London (AFP) - A healthy British volunteer became the first person to receive a new vaccine for the Ebola virus in a trial at the University of Oxford on Wednesday.
  • U.S. House passes bill to avert government shutdown, extend Export-Import bank

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a stop-gap spending measure that averts an Oct. 1 government shutdown and extends the U.S. Export-Import Bank's ability to operate for another nine months. The measure, passed 319-108 with opposition evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, also contains a separately approved authorization for the Defense Department to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants. ...
 
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  • WHO news on Ebola: archive

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
  • New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has even tripled – but overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under-five mortality by 2015. New estimates in "Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2014" show that in 2013, 6.3 million children under five died from mostly preventable causes, around 200 000 fewer than in 2012, but still equal to nearly 17 000 child deaths each day.
  • WHO welcomes the extensive Ebola support from the United States of America

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    WHO welcomes the contribution from the Government of the United States of America to significantly build upon their previous Ebola response in west Africa. The new commitment provides support to the United Nations and to other international partners to help the Governments of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal in their work to contain this outbreak.
  • WHO welcomes Chinese contribution of mobile laboratory and health experts for Ebola response in west Africa

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    WHO welcomes the commitment from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to dispatch a mobile laboratory team to Sierra Leone to enhance the laboratory testing capacity for Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country. The contribution comes in response to WHO’s appeal for further assistance to Ebola response efforts in Africa and requests by the government of Sierra Leone. In addition to laboratory experts, the 59-person team from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control will include epidemiologists, clinicians and nurses. They will support Ebola response efforts at the China-Sierra…
  • Remarks at a press conference: Cuban government announces substantial support to WHO Ebola response

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:01 am
    Good morning to the members of the media. Thank you for coming.
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    Experience Life

  • Fitness 2.0: A Look at the Apple Watch

    Brooke Rymer
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    More people than ever are tracking their activity levels and workouts with wearable fitness devices and apps, which offer real-time feedback and empower users to make more informed decisions about their health and fitness. In fact, 70 percent of people use mobile apps to track their calorie intake and monitor physical activities on a daily basis, according to a study released this year by Mobiquity, Inc. So it came as no surprise last week when Apple announced “the next chapter in the Apple story” with the Apple Watch, calling it “its most personal device ever.” According to…
  • 5 Tips for Fighting Inflammation With Nutrition

    Experience Life Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Most foods either rev up inflammation or tamp it down. A diet high in trans-fatty acids, carbohydrates, and sugar drives the body to create inflammatory chemicals. But a diet heavy on vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, and omega-3 fatty acids puts the brakes on the inflammatory process. But your diet doesn’t have to be a recipe for disaster. In fact, dozens of foods, herbs, and spices can help the body douse inflammatory hot spots. Here are five basic nutrition tips to help you fight inflammation, as reported by Catherine Guthrie in “Fighting Inflammation” (Experience Life,…
  • Our Favorites: September 2014 Nutrition Products (Slideshow)

    Experience Life Staff
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tower of Power This handy stacking tiffin lunchbox from Sanctus Mundo makes it a joy to take a full healthy meal with accompanying side dishes to work or school. $23 from www.mightynest.com or www.sanctusmundo.com. Keep Your Cool U-Konserve’s nontoxic, reusable ice packs come in sweat-free covers made from recycled plastic bottles. About $10 from www.kidskonserve.com. Super Snack These protein-packed blends from Navitas Naturals combine organic nuts with tasty superfoods like maca powder and goji berries. About $6–$10 at natural markets or www.navitasnaturals.com. Carry Water Stout,…
  • BPA Detox

    Experience Life Staff
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Bisphenol A (BPA) — the nasty, endocrine-disrupting chemical linked to cancers and infertility — is ubiquitous, lurking in all sorts of products you use every day, like milk jugs and soup cans. And if you live in the United States, there’s more than a 90 percent chance it’s already in your bloodstream. On the bright side, you can cut your BPA levels by more than half over the course of just three days, according to a promising report in Environmental Health Perspectives. Study participants recorded “significant and rapid decreases” in urinary BPA levels after simple changes in…
  • Recipes: Kale, Four Ways

    Experience Life Team
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Crispy Kale Chips With Sea Salt Tweet An indulgent side dish for dinner — or a healthier snack alternative to chips. Roasting brings out smoky, buttery flavors and creates an irresistible, melt-in-your- mouth texture. Roasting to the point of crispness at high heat does involve some nutritional sacrifices, but it’s such a simple and delicious preparation (and one that has earned kale so many new fans), it’s worth making now and then. You can also cook longer at a lower temperature, if you prefer. And if you’re not afraid of fat, you can be more generous with the oil. For a twist,…
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  • Smoothies can be Diet Food or Diet Busters

    CalorieLab
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Miriam/Flickr Smoothies have a healthy reputation because they contain fresh fruit and first came to commercial prominence via health food stores. But are they a good choice to help with weight loss? Not necessarily. The bottom line for weight loss is to change the balance between the calories you consume relative to the calories you burn through physical activity. Smoothies may make that easier or harder, depending on their calorie and nutrient content. Smoothies can provide several servings of fruit – and even vegetables – as can also be a good source of…
  • Dr. J: Don’t Let a History of Childhood Abuse be an Excuse to Delay a Weight-Loss Program

    CalorieLab
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC 2.0) Dystopos/Flickr Abuse of children is an egregious act, to whose myriad consequences we can now add a greater risk of adult obesity. This was the conclusion of a recent analysis of 23 studies involving over 100,000 subjects, led by Dr. Erik Hemmingsson of the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and published in the journal Obesity Reviews. “[D]ifficult life events leave traces which can manifest as disease much later in life. The mechanisms behind this process include stress, negative patterns of thought and emotions, poor mental health, increased inflammation, … lowered…
  • The Sports That Pose the Greatest Injury and Concussion Risk to Your High Schooler

    CalorieLab
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s back-to-school time again, which for many high schoolers means back to the football or soccer field or the basketball or tennis court or the gym or baseball diamond. Given an increasing amount of media attention given lately to high school sports injuries, many parents may be biting their nails, or even considering total no-sports edicts. That would be an overreaction. Sports vary widely in both the frequency and the type of injuries that they tend to produce. In some cases, the difference is conspicuously obvious; between wrestling and archery, for example. In other cases, the…
  • Dr. J on Joan Rivers: “I’ve Had the Same Procedure, I’ve Treated the Same Emergency”

    CalorieLab
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Steve Rhodes/Flickr I was deeply saddened by the untimely death of Joan Rivers. She was a special person who, even at 81 years of age, was vigorously involved in life’s great theater of action. As a doctor with the relevant anesthesia and outpatient surgical experience and training, I was also concerned about the circumstances of her dying while undergoing an outpatient noninvasive exploratory procedure. Joan Rivers’s procedure According to various published reports, Rivers went to an outpatient surgery center to evaluate her vocal cords due to her concerns about…
  • Treadmill & Gym Machine Calorie Readouts: Useful if Used with Caution

    CalorieLab
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Farhad sh/Flickr If you use the exercise equipment provided by health clubs you might wonder about the accuracy of the information that they provide about calories burned. The listing of calories used during exercise on equipment like treadmills, steppers and ellipticals is calculated based on formulas unique to each equipment manufacturer. The formulas use time and speed, combined with any relevant resistance settings and the personal information you input. Formula accuracy may differ by maker and machine The accuracy of these calculations varies based on a number of factors: How…
 
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    Starling Fitness

  • Prepare Healthy Meals Ahead of Time

    Laura Moncur
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    I saw this picture on naive orleanss — buns-and-guns: I did a thing and I thought, “How clever!” It reads: I did a thing. This reminds me of my Easy Meals that I did back in 2008: Starling Fitness – Easy Meals: Mexi-Beans Starling Fitness – Easy Meals: Italian Beans Starling Fitness – Easy Meals: Refried Beans Each recipe makes three meals and shows you all the easy ingredients. I haven’t done this for a long time because I got sick of eating these meals over and over. Part of keeping the dopamine response to healthy food fresh is varying your meals. I…
  • Fruit Is Fast Food

    Laura Moncur
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    I found this banner on Pinterest the other day. It reads: Fruit is fast food It’s true. It’s really easy to grab an apple, pear or nectarine on your way out the door. The only problem with this idea is if you didn’t BUY the fruit the last time you went grocery shopping. Make sure you put fruit and easily edible veggies (like baby carrots or pre-cut celery) on your grocery list. You can’t eat what isn’t there.
  • A Meditation for When You Want To Binge

    Laura Moncur
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Imagine yourself in a lush, green park. The grass is perfectly soft and dry. The sun outside is bright, but a light breeze keeps you from getting too warm. You sit in the grass and start thinking. First, you think about bingeing. You think about that feeling and feel it deep in your chest. That compulsion feels heavy and black and you gather it into your hands, squishing it into a ball. Then, you scan your body for pain. Anything that hurts and anything that even twinges starts migrating to your chest as well. A black lump of pain congregates near your heart, but you gather it into your hands…
  • Constantine: Father Hennessy’s Death Scene Is What Bingeing Is Like

    Laura Moncur
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    At some point, not even the best food in the world could appease me. I couldn’t stop eating. Nothing satisfied me and I was hungry ALL day long, no matter what I ate. I recently rewatched Constantine and Father Hennessy’s death scene is exactly what it was like for me with food. It’s a wonder I didn’t end up dead, just like Father Hennessy, covered in creamy filling and salty crumbs instead of drowning in alcohol. I am so grateful I found OA. It took me ten years of suffering to get there, but I got there alive, despite Balthazar on my shoulder at every moment.
  • Indiana Jones and the Final Crusade Is A Representation of the First Three Steps

    Laura Moncur
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    I don’t know how to express how much this scene from the end of Indiana Jones and the Final Crusade has helped me. If you have never seen the movie, watch it now, or be spoiled. In this scene, Indy’s father has been shot by the Nazis and the only way he can save his father is by going through the three trials and finding the Holy Grail. Fortunately, his father kept a detailed Grail Diary documenting the three trials. Here is what happens: The Breath of God The first trial is The Breath of God: Only the penitent man shall pass. I love how Indy and his father repeat it over and…
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    EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion

  • Cruelty-Free Drugstore Makeup? Yes, Please

    Abbie Stutzer
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    When I’m flush with cash, I always buy the most natural makeup I can find, which typically is, thankfully, cruelty free! But sometimes when I’m in-between paychecks (or if I didn’t pick up enough projects for the month), I fall back on some of my favorite cruelty-free drugstore makeup brands. All of these products will fill your face with color and leave a little extra cash in your wallet. NYX I’ve used a countless number of NYX’s lipsticks and have never found a stinker. Also: Most of their lipsticks are priced under $7. My personal favorite: Pure Red. It. Is. Divine. The…
  • Compostable Clothing: Is It Possible?

    Leena Oijala
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Can you really toss your old jeans into your compost pile or is compostable clothing a myth? Technically, yes you can. However, there is a lot to understand about the constitution of different fibers, how fast they can break down and possible complications when it comes to compostable clothing. Many companies and designers, such as PUMA, Freitag and Linda Loudermilk, have been working on creating fully biodegradable textiles, and some are making headway with increasing the speed at which fibers can break down and add beneficial elements to a compost pile. First, though, it’s important to…
  • 21 Ways to Use Flax Seeds

    Anna Brones
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Get your hands on some flax seeds immediately. Flax seeds might seem a little boring, but their uses really are endless. They’re rich in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, making them the wunderkind of the health food world, helpful for digestion, and even linked to lower cholesterol levels. Most people tend to recommend ground flax seeds over whole, as they’re easier for your body to digest. As long as you have a coffee grinder, you can grind flax seeds. Otherwise you can also buy flax seed meal, which is pre-ground. Looking to get more flax seeds into your diet? Here are 21…
  • Urban Outfitters’ KSU Sweatshirt: A Blood Stain on Our Fashion Obsession

    Jill Ettinger
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Urban Outfitters’ latest fashion faux pas–its “Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt”–reminds us why “fashion statements” can be so dangerous. And that fake blood is only ever a good look for Halloween. The Urban Outfitters sweatshirt bears the KSU emblem splattered with fake blood in some sort of twisted homage to the four Kent State students shot and killed by National Guard soldiers during a Vietnam War protest on campus in 1970. Is the blood supposed to honor the slain students or the National Guard’s senseless murder? What’s next, a Sharon Tate T-shirt with stab…
  • Healthy Fats: A Guide to Smart Cooking Oil Choices

    Aylin Erman
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    If you are shunning butter and looking for an oil to use for a variety of different cooking purposes as well as to benefit from healthy fats, the following list will serve you well. I list three main oils as well as a few others that are incredibly versatile, common and cover all your fatty needs. While I am a personal fan of butter, I find that its cooking temperature is quite low and I have trouble cooking certain dishes in the manner I desire. Oil generally has a higher cooking temperature and thus stretches further than butter in the kitchen. Below are great options that keep you…
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    Evidence in Motion

  • Myth Needed

    Selena Horner
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    I believe we are holding ourselves back because of a concept we embrace. Be comfortable with uncertainty. This needs to become a myth. If we embrace uncertainty and gain comfort in the unknown, we short change patients and ourselves. Not only do we short change ourselves, we lose focus on pursuing or determining paths of […] The post Myth Needed appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Greetings from the South College-EIM DPT Program – Information Session & How To Apply!

    John Childs
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:02 am
    As many of you know, South College has partnered with Evidence In Motion to develop a new DPT program that revolutionizes how entry-level physical therapy education is delivered. This 2-year blended learning program will combine the best of online didactic education, onsite lab intensive sessions, and structured clinical education into a one-of-a-kind educational experience. There […] The post Greetings from the South College-EIM DPT Program – Information Session & How To Apply! appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • The Role of Shared Decision Making in MSK World

    Selena Horner
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Including patients in decision making seems as though many positive factors would be associated with doing such a thing. Would shared decision making with physical therapists have a positive impact?  The positive factors that immediately come to mind: being educated, self-efficacy, empowered, better clinical results, choices more in line with evidence and cheaper care. Right? […] The post The Role of Shared Decision Making in MSK World appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • #DPTStudent Chat Feature Friday: National Student Conclave

    John Childs
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    Welcome to the #DPTStudent Chat “Feature Friday”;  a weekly recap of the Twitter chat/Google Hangout that the #DPTStudent group hosts every other Wednesday night from 9:00 – 10:00 EST. This week’s topic was on the upcoming National Student Conclave coming up October 30 – November 1, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Be sure to monitor the […] The post #DPTStudent Chat Feature Friday: National Student Conclave appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • The Quest for the (Wholly) Accurate Test for Predicting Fall Risk

    John Childs
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    This post originally appeared on the PTNow blog and was re-published here from our good friend and EIM faculty Dr. Tiffany E. Shubert, PT, PhD. She is also the clinical architect at Shubert Consulting. The Holy Grail, the Fountain of Youth, the Philosopher’s Stone, Botox. Humankind has always searched for those elusive, transformative objects that […] The post The Quest for the (Wholly) Accurate Test for Predicting Fall Risk appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
 
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Why We Blog

    Mel
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Fine, it’s far from realistic: a boy posts a story on his brand-spanking-new blog and suddenly it goes viral and donations pour in from all corners of the Internet to help them pay for their dog’s surgical bills.  He’s able to Google his name and see that 2,876 people have read it.  But really, Jojo […]
  • How Do You Know Your Patronus?

    Mel
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    Last week, JK Rowling revealed the form her Patronus takes —  a pine marten.  Which is so adorable that I’ve stopped coveting the rabbit that lives in our backyard, and now I’m coveting my very own pine marten friend who will chillax with me while I write.  Nerdist also reviewed several characters’ Patronuses, and you […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 3: Makes Me Happy

    Mel
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:38 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* We watch Doctor Who every Saturday night, and Sunday morning, I go on the blogs and see what other people thought of the episode.  I tend to read other people who love the show as […]
  • Three Times Forms a Habit

    Mel
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    I recently downloaded an app that gives me 17 options for wave sounds.  I can listen to water slapping against stones or waves crashing on the sand.  I prefer one called “waves and froth” partially because it’s the most relaxing, beach-y sound and partially because of the commentary Josh makes about froth. So, I’ve been […]
  • 511th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:16 am
    I can’t even… Fine, I will. The most offensive quotes from Time magazine’s “Why Not Having Kids Makes Some People Crazy” (beyond the title itself) are thankfully all crowded in the beginning of the article, such as, “So it’s not just whether they had kids that made people depressed or content, it’s how badly they […]
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Tricep dips in a wheelchair.

    Carla
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    If you’re squinting at the photo above and uncertain what it’s supposed to capture—then you’re precisely as I was. The Child and I were walking around Oakland, enjoying one of her last days of summer, when she grabbed my hand and shouted: WOW, Mama.  Look!!! He’s super strong! Here’s where I share the fact, while we were enjoying the day, it had been a long one. I’d done that thing with August where I’d idealized how *amazing* it would be for her to be campFREE and hanging out. 31 days of unstructured play. It would have been awesome if the…
  • What’s your one book on the shelf?

    Carla
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    my personal first aid kit contains a fave! We all have self- definitions. While this can be a limiting thing for the sake of today’s navel gazings post it’s not. For today lets choose to view our collective self-definitions as merely information on how we see/view ourselves. A chunk of my self-definition includes the fact I’m a voracious reader. A piece of my self-definition is: I struggle to find new books to read as it seems I’ve devoured ‘em all already! When I first moved back from Guatemala I lost that piece for a while & nothing made me happier than the…
  • Tips for walking a half-marathon?

    Carla
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    I walked my first race in Napa! Every few years I decide I want to attempt, again, to be a runner. I’m uncertain why—I think it’s because I covet the freedom of the run, as I know (in my heart and in my piriformis) I am not a runner. I get the RUNNINGurge. I commit. I bail. (except for that one time but Ive realized that was an anomaly.) Finally, thanks to a move to Oakland and turning 45, I have made peace with who I really am. More than that, even, I own it. I am a walker. I loved every single, facet of walking the Zooma 10k. I walked, I chatted, I power walked, I enjoyed…
  • Keeping up with pop-culture.

    Carla
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Once upon a time there was a misfit who devoured pop-culture. She loved trashy magazines. She was a fan of PEREZ back in the *day* when he was Page Six Six Six (anyone else remember that?). She used to joked (awkwardly she can now see with that 20/20 vision of hindsight) she had a BA, an M.Ed., and a PhD in Pop Culture with a focus on In Touch Weekly. She was the one everyone came to when they wanted to know what a certain slang meant or to find out what was happening in Hollywood & Trashtastic Television. She presumed herself to be a more benevolent TMZ who provided an educated spin on…
  • An 8 year old’s guide to intuitive eating.

    Carla
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    The 4 tips below are a gathering of snippets of conversation with the Tornado.  All ideas are hers.  I’ve transcribed as stated except for her words PUKING SUCKS which I chose, repeatedly, not include… donuts with a spoon?! intuitive. Mindful eating changed my life. Whatever you choose to call it—mindful? intuitive? theraputic?–it works for me. I’ve chosen not to tell the Tornado about it. Using words anyway. For me mindful eating is the consummate practice what I long to preach and say nary a word. All that said, this isn’t the Tornado’s first post…
 
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Smiling Through The Glorious 2014 Pine to Palm 100m

    Scott Dunlap
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Last Saturday, I had the great pleasure of joining ~200 ultrarunners for the 5th annual Pine to Palm 100 Mile Endurance Run, an epic and mountainous run in the Siskiyou Mountains near Ashland, OR. Designed and put on by ultra-legend Hal Koerner and the Rogue Valley Runners, the race delivered everything it promised - big heat, big climbs, forest fires, amazing views of endless evergreens, and a world-class support team at every aid station. I was able to find the finish in 26:59, complete with a smile! (P2P Elevation Chart)(P2P Course - to California and back!)The Pine to Palm (P2P) has been…
  • Ewan Horsburgh and Gia Madole Win Inaugural Tahoe 200m

    Scott Dunlap
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    The inaugural Tahoe 200 Endurance Run is closing in on it's 100-hour cutoff, and Australia's Ewan Horsburgh (61:32) and Oklahoma's Gia Madole (75:56, 10th overall) have emerged victorious after 78,000' of climbing and descent that circumvents the great Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada. Nearly 50 finishers made it through the brutal course, including a few like Inside Trail Racing's Victor Ballesteros (2nd, 63:43) who never even slept! Simply amazing.(Tahoe 200 elevation chart...wowza!)Horsburgh came all the way from Katoomba, New South Wales, to test his 100k and 24hr World Championship…
  • Performing Under Pressure - Justin Gatlin's PR/WL 100m (9.77) Clutches Diamond League Championship

    Scott Dunlap
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Justin Gatlin had an amazing day at the final IAAF Diamond League meet in Brussels. The 32-year-old American ran a personal best 9.77 for the 100m to swipe the Diamond League championship from fellow American Mike Rodgers, then came back later in the day and won the 200m in 19.71, making it the fastest same-day 100m/200m in history. This was Gatlin's 2nd Diamond League championship in the 100m as well. Just amazing to watch how fast these guys go, particularly when training for a 100-miler.Want more? Check out American Gold Medalist Allyson Felix claim the 200m in 22.02.Good stuff!- SD
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Pendulum Wave Demonstration (video)

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is a large-scale demonstration of the interaction between period and pendulum length, using 16 bowling balls hung from a wooden frame.Here are answers to some common questions: What am I seeing? How does this work?The length of time it takes a ball to swing back and forth one time to return to its starting position is dependent on the length of the pendulum, not the mass of the ball. A longer pendulum will take longer to complete one cycle than a shorter pendulum. The lengths of the pendula in this demonstration are all different and were calculated so that in about 2:40, the balls all…
  • Care of the Homeless - 2014 review from Am Fam Physician

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The impact of the problemOn any given night, more than 610,000 persons in the United States are homeless; a little more than one-third of these are families. Homeless persons are more likely to become ill, have greater hospitalization rates, and are more likely to die at a younger age than the general population. The average life span for a homeless person is between 42 and 52 years. Homeless children are much sicker and have more academic and behavioral problems. What are the causes?Insufficient personal income and the lack of affordable housing are the major reasons for homelessness. A…
  • How playing an instrument benefits your brain - TED-Ed video

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • The Science of Depression - moving from neurotransmitters to neurogenesis and synaptogenesis

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    From ASAP Science: What's going on inside the brain of a depressed person?Recent thinking suggests that rather than a shortage of serotonin, a lack of synaptogenesis (the growth of new synapses, or nerve contacts) and neurogenesis (the generation and migration of new neurons) could cause depression.The main group of medications to treat depression, SSRIs, might promote synaptogenesis and neurogenesis by turning on genes that make ITGB3 as well as other proteins that are involved in these processes. ITGB3 stands for integrin beta-3.If the neurogenesis and synaptogenesis hypothesis holds, a…
  • Chronic Daily Headache: What is the cause? (2014 Am Fam Physician review)

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    What is the definition of chronic daily headache?Chronic daily headache is defined as the presence of a headache on 15 days or more per month for at least 3 months. What are the causes?The most common types of chronic daily headache are chronic migraines and chronic tension-type headaches. If a red flag for a secondary cause of headache is present, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head should be performed. All patients should be asked about medication overuse, which can increase the frequency of headaches. Patients who overuse medications for abortive therapy for headache should be…
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    HealthNewsReview.org

  • Evidence/balance lacking in Philly story on “Don’t Fear The Finger” campaign

    Gary Schwitzer
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    The Philadelphia Inquirer published a story, “Prostate cancer activists launch ‘the finger’ campaign to stem decline in testing.“  It begins: Kristine Warner wanted an eye-catching way to encourage men to talk to their doctors about the complicated, controversial subject of prostate cancer screening. Don’t Fear The Finger campaign was born. Go ahead and snicker. It got your attention. The finger in question, of course, is the one a physician puts up a man’s rectum to feel for cancer in his prostate gland. The rectal exam is usually paired with a PSA blood…
  • “Catastrophizing parlance” about diabetes

    Gary Schwitzer
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Earlier today, I published a critique of a news story that was imbalanced in its reporting about pre-diabetes.  The story referred to a “national health crisis.” In his weekly BMJ blog reviewing journals, Dr. Richard Lehman addressed other hyperbolic language used to describe Type 2 diabetes.  He wrote:  In the catastrophizing parlance of the Lancet, type 2 diabetes is sometimes described as a “public health emergency.” If people must use this kind of language, they should really be more careful to distinguish between a challenge, a problem, a disaster, and an emergency.
  • USA Today story shows lack of awareness of debate over pre-diabetes classification

    Gary Schwitzer
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    USA Today published a story, “Pre-diabetes, diabetes rates fuel national health crisis.” But the story fails to note one word of caution or skepticism about the definition of pre-diabetes.  Just two months ago, Victor Montori of the Mayo Clinic and John Yudkin of University College London wrote in The BMJ, “The epidemic of pre-diabetes:  the medicine and the politics.”  And it wouldn’t require much effort to find much more evidence of the controversy over pre-diabetes. How could this happen? The USA Today story uses an American Diabetes Association spokesman…
  • Competition between “cure” and “breakthrough” on MS story — in mice

    Gary Schwitzer
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    A paper in the journal Nature Communications reported on a mouse study of a condition similar to multiple sclerosis. Mice.  And mice only. But look at how it was reported.  There was competition betweenhow many stories would claim “breakthrough” versus how many would claim “cure.” The Daily Express in the UK:  “Could a cure for MS and diabetes be on the way?” Catholic Online posted, “British researchers may have just found the cure for multiple sclerosis!“  Exclamation mark, indeed! Some of the breakthrough headlines: Breakthrough hope for…
  • Family’s pursuit of proton beam therapy is focus of international controversy

    Gary Schwitzer
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Proton beam therapy – which I’ve written about many times – is in the headlines for new reasons, including: a little boy with brain cancer charges of denial of treatment “an international manhunt” extradition hearing a statement by the British Prime Minister A Google search comes up with more than 2,000 returns on the story.  But I haven’t seen a single one get at some of the issues I raise at the end of this post. The little boy is 5-year old Ashya King.  He has a brain cancer called medulloblastoma. The New York Times reports: After being told that…
 
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • The Importance of Connecting

    Katherine Stone
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    I recently got the chance to sit around the table with some amazing women and talk about what I do every day and how it has impacted my life and the lives of others. This might be one of my favorite topics, given how social media and blogging has changed my life. I feel like […] The post The Importance of Connecting appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsNatalie, what about hot baths with bubbles and mint? That is my ... by Jennifer ReedsI like to take a long hot bath! by Rebecca WI love to get a pedicure. by amy pugmirei…
  • Taking an Active Role in Your Postpartum Recovery

    Alexandra Rosas
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Belief Shared community Information These items are the beginning tools for a successful recovery from postpartum mood disorder. I say this confidently, because I believe in recovery being possible. I was once someone who never felt that I’d be normal again nor that I’d ever find my way back to who I used to be. […] The post Taking an Active Role in Your Postpartum Recovery appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsWhat a kind, kind comment ramsmommy. Thank you. I tried to find ... by Alexandra RosasI just love…
  • When You Compare Yourself To Mothers Without Postpartum Mood Disorder

    Alexandra Rosas
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    From my viewpoint, everyone around me had it together. I saw the dark-haired mom seated on the other sofa in the gathering room. Her hair was smooth and fell neatly to her shoulders. Her three-month-old daughter looked up at her from her knee, dressed in a spotless blue one-piece. Next to her sat another mom. […] The post When You Compare Yourself To Mothers Without Postpartum Mood Disorder appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsFamily and friends, support are crucial. I know my close friend ... by alexandraSo true, and I'm…
  • Warrior Moms and Social Media: Benefits and Pitfalls

    Jen Gaskell
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    My lifeline throughout my recovery from postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety was social media.  I credit Google for leading me here to Postpartum Progress.  From this website I found the blogs of fellow Warrior Moms.  I found my tribe, a community of fellow Warrior Moms who helped encourage, commiserate and inspire me with messages of […] The post Warrior Moms and Social Media: Benefits and Pitfalls appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Six Things You Should Know About Antidepressants and Pregnancy

    Kate Kripke
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    In light of the recent uproar over the article on antidepressants and pregnancy that was published this week on the New York Times‘ Well Blog, I thought I would pause today on the unknowns that likely burden every single mom who suffers with a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder like PPD.  There is so much mixed-up […] The post Six Things You Should Know About Antidepressants and Pregnancy appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you so much, Kate, for a respectful, well-written and ... by Meri Levy, M.A. 
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    Medgadget

  • Smartsheet Cloud-based Collaboration Tool Helps Manage Acute Patients (Interview)

    Editors
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    Smartsheet.com, a company out of Bellevue, WA, developed a spreadsheet-inspired collaboration tool that is used to manage a wide variety of team projects, task lists, event management, and business processes. The app offers real-time collaboration, file sharing, automated notifications, and powerful project management features, and can be used on any device. According to the company, Smartsheet is now being used at Northeast Georgia Medical Center to communicate more quickly and accurately about acute cardiac patients. To find out more about this tool, we did a Q&A with Brent Frei,…
  • Symetis ACURATE neo Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Approved in Europe

    Editors
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Symentis, a company out of Écublens, Switzerland, won CE Mark approval to introduce its ACURATE neo transcatheter aortic heart valve in the EU. The valve is delivered via the transfemoral route and is compatible with 15 French balloon-expandable and 18 French rigid sheaths. It’s made out of three porcine pericardial leaflets on top of a nitinol stent. Some info from a study of the ACURATE neo valve from Symentis’ announcement: Symetis conducted a single-arm, prospective, multicenter trial at six centers of excellence in Brazil, Germany and Japan enrolling 89 high-risk patients…
  • Medtronic NC Euphora Noncompliant Balloon Catheter Promises Tight Fit for Drug Eluting Stents

    Editors
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Medtronic received FDA clearance for its NC Euphora Noncompliant Balloon Dilatation Catheter and the company is showing off the new device at the ongoing Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting in Washington, D.C. The device is used to push drug eluting stents against vessel walls in order to achieve a high level of contact, improving drug transfer and helping to prevent stent narrowing, restenosis, and the formation of blood clots. Device features according to Medtronic’s announcement: Superior Deliverability: PowerTrac(TM) technology provides superior deliverability…
  • Firsthand Technology Shows Off Virtual Reality Tech for Medicine at TEDMED 2014

    Editors
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    Some years ago we covered SnowWorld, a virtual reality video game used to help relieve pain. At last week’s TEDMED we met Ari Hollander, the CEO of Firsthand Technologies, the company that developed the game and that has been working on many other related projects. Ari took the opportunity to give our audience a quick overview of the new things his company is up to.   Flashback: SnowWorld VR for Pain… Firsthand homepage…
  • Gizmonyx Technology to Overcome Tunnel Vision

    Editors
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    TEDMED 2014 wrapped up last week, and we were as always enlightened, challenged, and humbled by the speakers that appeared on stage. Now we turn to what we found in The Hive, a showcase of novel medical technologies and a place where participants were able to meet the speakers and discuss their talks. We naturally gravitated to the medical gadgetry on display, and first up is Gizmonyx, a company that developed special electronic glasses to help people with tunnel vision to see everything in front of them. Gizmonyx homepage…
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    VitalJuiceDaily.com

  • Green Star Triturating Twin Gear Elite Juicer Comparison and Reviews

    Life Coach
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Once you get over the fact that trituration is a real word that means chew and grind to a fine powder you get to the reason why Green Star uses triturating juicer instead of masticating juicer. Before we get to that, a basic anatomy and biology review helps to remember what the original and most natural juicers are. That is your teeth. Your teeth, by chewing, grind, no so much cut, the food especially fruits and vegetables. The grinding actions of chewing in the presence of natural enzymes in the mouth breaks down the cellular structure of the food and release the nutrients inside. Even if we…
  • Omega NC800 HDS (Heavy Duty Silver) 5th Generation Nutrition Center Juicer Review

    Life Coach
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Omega went to bat with this model over its original horizontal masticating juicing machines 8003 and 8005. To begin with HD stands for heavy duty title earned by a commercial motor inside.  Remember that this model is not for commercial use. NC800 needs a commercial motor to turn its single augur which is about 8 times stronger than Omega’s original models. The slow 80 RPM is to preserve the nutrients for up to 72 hours.  It is always better to drink your juice right after you make it but if you rushed, you know your frothless juice has limited exposure to damaging effects of oxygen and…
  • Tribest Slowstar Slow Juicer with Juice Cap and Mincer – Model SW-2000

    Life Coach
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Tribest SlowStar vertical masticating juicer looks fantastic on your counter-top attractive without taking a lot of space and it is easy on your wallet with its mid-level price tag. It is a perfect juice extractor for those who live in cozy homes and apartments with limited counter or storage space. Mincing attachments adds more versatility and function and could replace other single used appliances as well. Slowstar small size packs about 50% more power in its motor than other machines in the same price range. In terms of daily use, this means it can squeeze a lot of juice from almost any…
  • Super Angel All Stainless Steel Twin Gear Juicer- 5500

    Life Coach
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
  • Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain

    Life Coach
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
 
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    KevinMD.com

  • Who should be receiving therapeutic hypothermia?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/peter-ubel" rel="tag">Peter Ubel, MD</a>
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Thanks to the popularity of medical television shows, most people have witnessed hundreds of fictional cardiac arrests in their lifetime. In most of these scenes, the patient loses consciousness, and the medical team rushes to the bedside: “He’s in v-fib.” “Get me the paddles.” The team performs urgent chest compressions for a few seconds.  Then they place the metal paddles on the victim’s chest: “Clear!”  Kathump. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Abortion or ectopic pregnancy? When politicians confuse medical terms.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jennifer-gunter" rel="tag">Jennifer Gunter, MD</a>
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Wendy Davis, gubernatorial candidate for Texas, has a new memoir Forgetting to Be Afraid. In it she describes terminating two pregnancies. One termination appears to have been in the second trimester for fetal indications and the other she describes as an ectopic pregnancy. She writes, “The only medical option was to have surgery to terminate the pregnancy and remove the affected fallopian tube — which in Texas is technically considered an abortion, and doctors have to report it as such.” Many major outlets are now reporting that Ms. Davis had two abortions. As an OB/GYN I’m…
  • The death certificate didn’t say enough

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/james-c-salwitz" rel="tag">James C. Salwitz, MD</a>
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    August 17, 2010. Maris is a 57-year-old woman in excellent health.  She has not seen a doctor in years. Divorced, she lives by herself, but spends occasional evenings with her daughter and son-in-law.  A successful businesswoman, Maris gardens, serves on the board of a community theater and plays a mean game of bridge. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Solving the VA physician shortage: Get rid of the middle managers

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/arvind-cavale" rel="tag">Arvind Cavale, MD</a>
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The new VA secretary, Robert A. McDonald, speaking to a room-full of reporters, acknowledged for the first time that the department needed to hire “tens of thousands of new doctors, new nurses, new clinicians.” It is now accepted that a shortage of employees directly involved in treating patients was a main driver in the waiting-list scandal that rocked the agency this year. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • How to choose a nursing home: Why 5-star ratings may be wrong

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/trudy-lieberman" rel="tag">Trudy Lieberman</a>
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Just a few years ago it seemed that advocates for health care transparency had scored a big victory. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they would rate nursing homes by awarding five stars to the best and fewer stars to lower-quality facilities. Families searching for care for loved ones would have access to a familiar rating system to help them make choices. After all, star ratings for restaurants, hotels and other services are common, so using stars for checking out nursing homes would not be a big leap for most consumers. Continue reading ... Your…
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    SharpBrains

  • Trend: School-based programs to enhance resilience and emotional/ cognitive flexibility

    Mosaic Science
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    Dozens of programs to encourage resilience have been introduced in schools all over the world, both to help children recover from trauma, but also cope better with their day-to-day stresses. Many use techniques such as ‘mindfulness’, which some claim can foster a stronger state of mind. Meanwhile, researchers have been studying adults who have thrived under severe stress to try and identify what it takes to be truly resilient. Can you really teach people to be mentally tougher? For scientists the concept of psychological resilience began in the 1970s with studies of children who did fine…
  • Study: A new psychosocial treatment for Inattentive ADHD

    Dr. David Rabiner
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    Children with the inattentive type of ADHD (ADHD-I) show high rates of attention difficulties without the hyperactive and impulsive behavior shown by children with ADHD Combined Type (ADHD-C). The inattentive type of ADHD is quite common and is associated with significant impairment with school work, planning and organizational skills, processing speed, and peer relations. Even so, children with ADHD-I tend to be identified later than those with ADHD-C, perhaps because they do not typically display the disruptive behavior problems that command parents’ attention early on. They are also less…
  • To build a healthier future, let’s empower and equip individuals to be in control of their well-being

    SharpBrains
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    How we can all build a healthier future (World Economic Forum blog): “Just 40 years ago life expectancy in Asia was slightly above age 50. In 2000, the continent’s 210 million people aged over 65 could expect to live just another five years, to 70 on average. By 2050, it’s estimated by the United Nations that the majority of people within this demographic – which is expected to have quadrupled – will live to at least age 77… …we must also encourage consumers to operate twin strategies in their own lives. Not only should they have access to hospitals, nursing care and treatments,…
  • Three Ways to Bring Mindfulness Into Therapy

    Greater Good Magazine
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    Many therapists have come to regard cultivating moment-to-moment awareness as a curative mechanism that transcends diagnosis, addresses underlying causes of suffering, and serves as an active ingredient in most effective psychotherapies. The clinical value of mindfulness interventions has been demonstrated for many psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, substance abuse, insomnia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. And it doesn’t matter which therapeutic approach we take, be it psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, or any other. Mindfulness…
  • Study: Long-term use of anxiety and sleeping pills can increase Alzheimer’s risk

    SharpBrains
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:59 am
    Anxiety and sleeping pills ‘linked to dementia’ (BBC): “A study of older Canadian adults found that past benzodiazepine use for three months or more was linked to an increased risk (up to 51%) of dementia…Benzodiazepines are used to treat anxiety disorders and insomnia. Dr James Pickett, head of research at the Alzheimer’s Society, said with 1.5 million people in the UK being prescribed benzodiazepines at any one time, “evidence that their long-term use increases the risk of dementia is significant, and raises questions about their use”. Despite published guidance on their…
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    The Health Care Blog

  • All I Want For Health IT Week Is An EHR Overhaul

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Robert W. Wah, MD If I had to capture the main shortcoming of electronic health record (EHR) technology in one word, this would be it: Usability. As we’re observing National Health IT Week through Friday, I can’t think of a better time to call for EHR systems that better serve physicians and our patients. That’s why the AMA just […]
  • What Is It With Gun Rights Proponents?

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    ART CAPLAN, PhD Why are they so afraid of public health types who want to do something about the carnage caused by guns in America? Vik Khanna is the latest man with a gun to write squealing in terror  before the kale crunching, fitbit wearing hordes of public health types who he is somehow sure are out to disarm him […]
  • Unnecessary “Preventive” Mastectomies are Surging in Young, White Women With Insurance

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    By LAURA NEWMAN  I remember the first time that I heard about an unexpected rise in unnecessary mastectomies in young white women, who were privately insured. About five years ago, I was at the largest cancer meeting of the year, the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Speakers raised the issue; they’d […]
  • The Must-See Digital Health Startups of 2014

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    HEALTH 2.0  Ten new digital health companies will demo their products for the first time in the Launch! session during the Health 2.0 8th Annual Fall Conference being held in Santa Clara, CA on September 21-24. Launch! is a contest held at 12:00 p.m PDT on Wednesday, September 24th, where the technology is demoed in […]
  • Those New Neighbors

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    By DANIEL GARRETT  Look at who is entering the New Health Economy: Amazon, with digital health applications; Intel, with a home health gateway; Google, with a fit platform, not to mention the news out of Cupertino last week. Why? According to the 2013 PwC Global Innovation Survey, nearly half of drug and device companies are […]
 
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    Respectful Insolence

  • It’s not just oil pulling, it’s ozone-infused oil pulling!

    Orac
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    As I so love to remind my readers, I’ve been at this blogging thing a long time now. In early December, it will have been a full decade since that strange, cold, dreary winter afternoon (well, technically late fall) when, inspired by an article in TIME Magazine about blogging, sat down in front of my…
  • Deepak Chopra tries his hand at a clinical trial. Woo ensues.

    Orac
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Of all the quacks and cranks and purveyors of woo whom I’ve encountered over the years, Deepak Chopra is, without a doubt, one of the most arrogantly obstinate, if not the most arrogantly obstinate. Sure, a quack like Mike Adams wins on sheer obnoxiousness and for the sheer breadth of crankery to which he ascribes,…
  • A request for Skepticon 7 from Orac

    Orac
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    I don’t recall if I’ve mentioned this before, but I will be speaking at Skepticon in November. (Holy crap, that’s just over two months away. I’d better get my talk ready.) In any case, now’s crunch time, the time of year when Skepticon’s fundraising needs to go into high gear, given that the bills are…
  • Homeopathy for hemorrhoids? What a pain in the…well, you know

    Orac
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    In a past life, before I became so specialized, I was a general surgeon. Like all surgical oncologists and even breast surgeons, before I became a specialist, I had to do a general surgery residency. In addition to the usual cancer problems a general surgeon faces, the two most common being breast and colon cancer,…
  • Has Dr. Oz become antivaccine? The answer would appear to be yes.

    Orac
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    ORAC NOTE: I’ve added the links to the video segments, which are now up at the Dr. Oz website. I also did a screen grab of a certain really stupid thing that I noticed when I watched the segment but, because I was watching it on DVR, didn’t have the ability to show you. It’s…
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    World of Psychology

  • What My Cancer Scare Taught Me about Love and Dating

    Psych Central Staff
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Sometimes it takes an extreme situation to see there is love right in front of you. Have you ever suddenly had a change of health that put a halt to your desire to date? A dramatic unexpected diagnosis can quickly change your dating goals or even obliterate them temporarily. You may need surgery or treatment that will be the focus of your life for a while. That is what happened to me recently. I experienced an interruption in dating while I focused on my health. In June of 2014, I was diagnosed with severe squamous dysplasia/carcinoma in SITU of my cervix from an in-office biopsy. I was then…
  • Helping Children Avoid Depression

    Angelica Shiels, PsyD
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Today’s children are at a higher risk for depression than any previous generation. Almost one in 10 children will experience a major depressive episode by the time they are 14 years old, and almost one in five will experience a major depressive episode before graduating from high school. The good news is, there is apparently something that parents and educators can do to decrease the likelihood that children will succumb to this statistic. Research suggests that teaching children to think and problem-solve a certain way works to decrease the likelihood that children will become depressed. A…
  • The Many Factors that Trigger Depression

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Depression is a debilitating, devastating illness. In Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness, author William Styron perfectly captures the pain of depression: “The pain is unrelenting, and what makes the condition intolerable is the foreknowledge that no remedy will come — not in a day, an hour, a month, or a minute. If there is mild relief, one knows that it is only temporary; more pain will follow. It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul. So the decision-making of daily life involves not, as in normal affairs, shifting from one annoying situation to another less…
  • Passing it On: Parenthood & Mental Illness

    Karren Johnson, MA
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    “Aren’t you afraid he will get your disease?” This question was uttered by a colleague at a department picnic this past summer when I was still working as a college instructor. This colleague had known me for a few years. She had known me when I was still adamantly not going to have children. She knew of my diagnoses. This was the first time she had seen me since I had given birth, and the first time she met my son, who had just turned one year old. She chose to ask a question about my fear of passing on my psychiatric illnesses.Not a question concerning the million other things that…
  • Taking Care of Mothers: A Necessity, Not a Luxury

    Kellie Edwards
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    “Be still and heal.”  – Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese monk How that insight could have helped me as a new mom … if I’d had even an inkling of the value of being still. No one prepared me for the unrelenting demands of motherhood. The realities of a 24/7 responsibility that left no time for myself. That lonely time after the front door closed behind my husband each morning, and I felt like I had to cope and should be happy about it. I had wildly unrealistic expectations of myself as a perfect mother and was hard on myself if I didn’t live up to that. The…
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • World Leaders Have Failed to Seriously Confront Climate Change. Could That Change Next Week?

    Tim McDonnell
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    Break out your protest sign materials and take your polar bear costume to the dry cleaner, boys and girls: This coming weekend marks the kickoff of Climate Week NYC 2014, a flurry of meetings and protests about climate action. It all starts with the People's Climate March in Columbus Circle on Sunday. Organizers are already calling it the biggest climate march in history, with over 100,000 folks expected to turn up. But the week's main event is on Tuesday at the United Nations, where Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will preside over a confab of heads of state (including President Obama),…
  • BP Lashes Out at Journalists and "Opportunistic" Environmentalists

    Tim McDonnell
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    News of this morning's federal court decision against BP broke as I was aboard a 40-foot oyster boat in the Louisiana delta, just off the coast of Empire, a suburb of New Orleans. The reaction: stunned silence. Then a bit of optimism. "This is huge," said John Tesvich, chair of the Louisiana Oyster Task Force, his industry's main lobby group in the state. "They are going to have to pay a lot more." Standing on his boat, the "Croatian Pride," en route to survey oyster farms, he added: "We want to see justice. We hope that this money goes to helping cure some of the environmental issues in this…
  • BP Was Just Found Grossly Negligent in the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster. Read the Full Ruling.

    James West
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    In a blunt ruling handed down on Thursday, a federal judge in New Orleans found that the biggest oil spill in US history, the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster, was caused by BP's "willful misconduct" and "gross negligence." On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 people and spilling millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf over the next several months. According to Bloomberg, the plaintiffs in the lawsuit include "the federal government, five Gulf of Mexico states, banks, restaurants, fishermen and a host of others." The case also includes two other…
  • 5 Terrifying Facts From the Leaked UN Climate Report

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

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

  • mHealth App Developers Ask for HIPAA Clarity

    PharmaGuy
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    App developers ask Congress, HHS for HIPAA clarity
  • The Pharma Social Media Pioneering Era is Over! Long Live the Pharma Mobile App Pioneer!

    PharmaGuy
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    Today I will chairing CBI's Social Media Compliance Strategies and Benchmarking Summit in Philadelphia. In my opening comments I declared that the pharma social media pioneer era is over. Here's a draft of what I said: Welcome fellow “wonks” to CBI’s Social Media Compliance Strategies and Benchmarking Summit! I say “wonks” because I assume most of you like Peter Pitts, our first speaker, relish the art of interpreting FDA rules, regulations, and guidances. I know I do! But before we get to Peter and his wonky views, let me explain why I am wearing this shirt and hat. It’s…
  • FDA Says Men Who Receive Drugs for "Low-T" Have 30% Increased Risk of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events

    PharmaGuy
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    As I reported back in February this year, Public Citizen urged the FDA to immediately add a black box warning about the increased risks of heart attacks and other cardiovascular dangers to the product labels of all testosterone-containing drugs available in the U.S. (see "Public Citizen Petitions FDA to Add a Black Box Warning to Low-T Drug Labeling").That petition may have lead to the FDA calling for an advisory panel meeting on Sept. 17 to discuss "two controversial issues regarding testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) that have important public health implications. The…
  • Will Kids Abandon This Diabetes Mobile Game App from Sanofi Before Reaching Level 2?

    PharmaGuy
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    Mission T1D - Sanofi Diabetes is on a Mission to Support Children with Type 1 Diabetes through Gaming
  • Craig DeLarge Leaves Pharma to Pursue New Career in Digital Mental Health Outcomes

    PharmaGuy
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    Craig DeLarge, until yesterday, Global Leader, Multichannel Marketing Strategy & Innovation at Merck, announced his departure from the pharmaceutical industry on his Facebook timeline."Yesterday," said Craig, 'was my last day as ‪#‎Global‬ Leader, MCM ‪#‎Strategy‬ & ‪#‎Innovation‬ at ‪#‎Merck‬. It has been a good, highly developmental & productive 2 years at the '‪#‎leadership‬ school', I have fondly come to refer to Merck as. I am grateful for the leaders who brought me in, and the colleagues I co-developed and co-created with…
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • SBIRT fights alcohol abuse

    Paul Levy
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Last year, I wrote about the college drinking phenomenon known as Thirsty Thursday and pointed out that a significant percentage of Emergency Room patients at St. Elizabeth's Hospital come from nearby Boston College, arriving with a diagnosis of alcohol poisoning.That's the bad news.  The good news is that a group of volunteer undergrad pre-meds from the same school participate in a Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program at the hospital.Aaron Lemmon, who developed the program for the hospital, reports, "Over the past four years 18 screeners have engaged 543…
  • A bit harsh on Minute Clinics

    Paul Levy
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I really admire Shannon Brownlee, but I have to take issue with the parts of her Providence Journal article in which she takes CVS to task for running Minute Clinics in their stores.  But perhaps we end up in the same place anyway!In summary she argues:For-profit retail clinics are a bad sign to anyone who understands the special role of primary care in providing good health care to a very sick nation.Primary care is one of the few places remaining in the medical system where physicians and patients have direct personal relationships that last longer than any particular treatment or…
  • The third golden handshake

    Paul Levy
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Blue Cross Blue Shield has, in some respects, been a leader in Massachusetts in pursuing the agenda to bend the health care cost curve.  But the company has a blind spot when it comes to Partners Healthcare System.  Worse, it has a history of caving to the economic interests of the dominant provider, even when doing so undercuts the company's stated goal of bending the cost curve.  It has now engaged in three golden handshakes with the health care system:The first golden handshake occurred years ago, when BCBS acceded to Sam Thier's statement that, "This is what good health…
  • Privileged parking

    Paul Levy
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    I don't want to appear to be nitpicking, but sometimes the decisions that are made by health care people are indicative of underlying problems--or just obliviousness.  Here, for example, I find it hard to understand why the doctors who work in this multi-specialty clinic--which includes orthopaedics and urgent care--should have reserved parking places that are closest to the entrance of the building.Even if this non-patient-centric result doesn't bother you, consider the fact that only the doctors, among all the clinicians and ancillary health care professionals, get this privileged…
  • Sepsis Heroes

    Paul Levy
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
    Will you be in New York City on Thursday evening, September 18?  Please join us for Sepsis Heroes.Sepsis Alliance is hosting its 3rd annual Celebration of Sepsis Heroes on September 18, 2014. We received a record-breaking number of nominations this year from people who wanted to recognize healthcare workers, friends, family members, and facilities. This year, we are honoring two individuals and two organizations. Click here for event details.
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    PharmaGossip

  • Farmaceuticals - Reuters

    insider
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Documents reveal how poultry firms systematically feed antibiotics to flocksBy Brian Grow, P.J. Huffstutter and Michael ErmanFiled Sept. 15, 2014, 1 p.m. GMTPervasive use fuels concerns about impact on human health, emergence of resistant superbugsMajor U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health.Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation’s largest poultry producers routinely feed chickens an array of antibiotics – not just when sickness strikes, but as a…
  • MoneyWeek's The End of Britain

    insider
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
  • Which way now for the Cancer Drug Fund? by Andrew Jack

    insider
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:07 am
    BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5524 (Published 09 September 2014)Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5524Andrew Jack, deputy editor, analysis, Financial Times, London, UKandrew.jack@ft.comThe government has extended the Cancer Drug Fund for a further two years and increased its budget. Andrew Jack explains how it works and why it is controversialWhat is the Cancer Drug Fund?The Cancer Drug Fund was created in 2010 by the coalition government to pay for new cancer drugs that the NHS would otherwise not have provided because the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence…
  • Tales from the PMCPA - The Case of The Undisclosed Clinical Trial Results

    insider
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    http://www.pmcpa.org.uk/cases/Documents/2013/2671%20August.pdf
  • Health Blogs UK Top 10

    insider
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    http://www.cision.com/uk/social-media-index/top-10-uk-health-blogs/
 
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • FDA Approves One-Size-Fits-Most Diaphragm

    Rachel Walden
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    A newly designed diaphragm cleared for sale in the United States could increase the appeal of this barrier method of contraception. The SILCS diaphragm – now called the Caya Contoured Diaphragm — was recently approved by the FDA. The silicone, one-size-fits-most device is already available in 14 European countries and Canada. It’s expected to be available in the United States in about a year. The key difference between this diaphragm and others is there’s no need for women to undergo a pelvic exam to get it sized, and often resized again later — an extra step…
  • Real Tips About Sexual Assault Everyone Can Use

    Guest Contributor
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    by Susan Sered The new academic year has started, and once again students are attending seminars on staying safe on campus. These orientation workshops typically focus on tips for how young women can protect themselves — such as be aware and stay alert, don’t get drunk, and stick together in groups. I’m sure all of this is good advice, but it misses what I have come to see as the crux of the matter: Teaching girls and women that they can avoid sexual assault if they just try hard enough places responsibility for rape on the shoulders of targets rather than on the shoulders…
  • Why Net Neutrality Matters to You

    Rachel Walden
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    When you want information on reproductive health and sexuality, it’s important to know that you can access Our Bodies Ourselves’s evidence-based information online just as easily as competing information from drug companies and anti-abortion organizations. Or that as you browse the internet, your internet provider doesn’t make it harder to access information it might not approve of. That, at it’s core, is what “net neutrality” is about: all content on the internet is treated equally and neutrally, and none of it is deliberately slowed down or delivered faster based on…
  • Hobby Lobby Fallout: The Government Wants Your Comments on Employer Coverage of Contraception

    Rachel Walden
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    In the wake of this summer’s Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, which allowed for closely held corporations to refuse, based on religious objections, to provide contraceptive coverage as part of their employee’s health insurance, there is now the question of what exactly it means to be a “closely held corporation.” How regulators define such corporations is important, because it will determine which for-profit companies can refuse to provide contraception coverage — or refuse coverage for any other services they oppose based on religious beliefs. Late…
  • Why Healthy Premenopausal Women Do Not Need Bone Density Scans

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

  • More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study Says

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study SaysWEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Positive messages about the health benefits of quitting smoking may help some people kick the habit, a new study suggests. Although smokers who think quitting will be difficult responded better to "loss-framed" messages about the harmful effects of smoking, researchers found smokers who believe they can quit whenever they want benefit more from "gain-framed," or positive, messages about how quitting will improve their health. The researchers concluded that using a…
  • Europeans Are Descendants of at Least 3 Ancient Human Groups: Study

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Europeans Are Descendants of at Least 3 Ancient Human Groups: StudyWEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Present-day Europeans are the descendants of at least three groups of ancient humans, according to a new study. Previous research suggested that Europeans descended from indigenous hunter-gatherers and early European farmers. But, a new genetic analysis involving ancient bone samples revealed they are also the descendants of Ancient North Eurasians. Nearly all present-day Europeans have genetic material from this third ancestral group, researchers from Harvard Medical…
  • Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis FindsTUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) - A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found. "Our study shows that testing urine for HPV has good accuracy when compared to testing samples taken from the cervix for HPV," said lead researcher Dr. Neha Pathak. She is a resident in obstetrics and gynecology and research fellow at Queen Mary University of London, England. The test could be done at home, and then interpreted by medical professionals,…
  • Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: StudyWEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Social networking sites can help people lose weight, according to a new study. For people who are obese, sites like Twitter and Facebook can be an inexpensive and convenient source of support from doctors as well as peers, researchers found. "One advantage of using social media over other methods is that it offers the potential to be much more cost effective and practical for day-to-day use when compared to traditional approaches," the study's lead author, Dr. Hutan Ashrafian,…
  • Modern Forensics Provides Clues to Death of Richard III

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Modern Forensics Provides Clues to Death of Richard IIITUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Modern forensic techniques are shedding light on a 500-year-old mystery: Which battlefield injuries might have killed King Richard III, the last English monarch to die in battle? - A new analysis of the king's skeletal remains, using whole-body CT scans and micro-CT imaging of injured bones, provides a detailed account of the 11 injuries he suffered at the Battle of Bosworth Field, where he died on Aug. 22, 1485. The modern forensics revealed that two skull injuries could have…
 
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    Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily

  • Do wearable lifestyle activity monitors really work?

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Wearable electronic activity monitors hold great promise in helping people to reach their wellness goals. These increasingly sophisticated devices help the wearers improve their wellness by constantly monitoring their activities and bodily responses through companion computer programs and mobile apps. Given the large market for these devices, researchers analyzed 13 of these devices to compare how the devices and their apps work to motivate the wearer.
  • Study identifies when and how much various prostate cancer treatments will impact urinary and sexual functioning

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Men with prostate cancer may one day be able to predict when and how much various treatments will impact their urinary and sexual functioning, thanks in part to new findings.
  • Healthy humans make nice homes for viruses

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    The same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom, according to new research. On average, healthy individuals carry about five types of viruses on their bodies, the researchers report. The study is the first comprehensive analysis to describe the diversity of viruses in healthy people.
  • Lifesaving protocol for school children with severe allergies developed

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    As the number of children with food allergies in the U.S. increases, so does the risk of children having a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis on school campuses. School nurses often have treatment plans in place for students with diagnosed allergies, but many children have their first allergic reactions at school, where a specific medication, such as EpiPen epinephrine injectors, may not be available and a response protocol may not be in place.
  • Intravascular ultrasound-guided intervention in patients with chronic total occlusion

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    A new study found that intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided intervention in patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) could improve outcomes compared to a conventional angiography-guided approach during percutaneous coronary intervention. The IVUS-CTO study is the first randomized trial to examine the clinical impact of IVUS guidance for CTO intervention.
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    BBC News - Health

  • Berries in cancer therapy trial

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Early research suggests wild berries could play a role in boosting chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.
  • British Ebola nurse travels to US

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm
    A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.
  • Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies'

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.
  • VIDEO: Ebola: The scale of the challenge

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    The fight against the deadly Ebola virus is shaping up to be one of the greatest challenges modern medicine has faced in many years. The BBC takes a look at the scale of the challenge.
  • Ebola global security threat - Obama

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.
 
 
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    Yahoo Health

  • Half of Cancer Deaths Are Preventable, Report Stresses

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    A lifestyle that includes exercise and healthy eating can reduce your risk of a cancer death. Photo by If knowledge is power, then this tidbit should fire you up: More than half of the cancer deaths in the U.S. Related: Mom of Six Fights Deadly Cancer After Birthing Preemie Infant “The important part here is that it points out gaps that we have in translating knowledge into action by much of the population,” Dr. Ernest Hawk, spokesperson for the AACR, told Yahoo Health. “Part of it is human nature,” said Hawk, who also heads the division of cancer prevention at the University of…
  • Mom of Six Fights Deadly Cancer After Birthing Preemie Infant

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    A Utah mom is fighting for her life alongside her premature newborn after receiving a devastating cancer diagnosis at 26 weeks pregnant. Kathy Taylor, 33 — already the mother of five other children — was told she had an advanced form of melanoma earlier this month, prompting doctors to induce her labor so she could start receiving life-prolonging treatments. “He’s about as long as a pencil,” Jocelyn Taylor, Kathy’s mother-in-law, told the Deseret News, adding that Kathy is a devoted mother who has been home-schooling her kids. Baby Luke, who remains on a breathing machine at Salt…
  • The Best Workout for Flu Prevention

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Seriously what can’t this type of exercise do? By K. Aleisha Fetters, Women’s Health You know that vigorous exercise burns fat and builds muscle (and it may even help fight cravings)—and now you might be able to add “fight the flu” to its list of accomplishments, according to research recently released at National Science and Engineering Week. Meanwhile, moderate exercise didn’t seem to have any effect on the flu. While all exercise is known to increase immunity, previous research in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology shows that high-intensity exercise is better than…
  • Why Being Sore After a Workout Isn't Always a Good Thing

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    While we’re all guilty of wearing our soreness as a badge of post-workout pride once in a while (and you totally deserve it for giving your workout your all), experts say the feeling is not, in fact, a reliable measure of your fitness progress. It’s usually just a novel stimulus,” says Peak Performance trainer Ethan Grossman, who’s worked extensively with professional athletes and physical therapists and has degree in exercise science.
  • 5 DIY Fruit and Vegetable Washes

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    By Samantha Dupler A quick rinse of water is so last season. While some of these options sound great, their ingredients can sometimes list an ironically high amount of chemicals (and some have a price point to match!) SEE MORE: 7 Lies That Will Make Your Kids’ Lunches Healthier So before you buy, consider mixing up your own. Not only is it cheap, it’s also crazy easy, and you get to see exactly what ingredients you’re putting into it! Here are five ways to do it. 1) 2 cups of cold tap water, 1/4 cup of white vinegar, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice Mix these ingredients well together…
 
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    Reuters: Health News

  • GSK melanoma pill backed by UK cost watchdog with price cut

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's healthcare cost agency NICE has recommended a third new drug for melanoma, this time from GlaxoSmithKline, after the drugmaker offered to supply it at a discount to the state-run National Health Service.
  • U.S. to begin Ebola hospital equipment lift to Liberia this week

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first planeload of hospital equipment in the U.S. military's battle against West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak will arrive in Liberia on Friday, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.
  • French nurse for medical charity MSF contracts Ebola in Liberia

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    PARIS/MONROVIA (Reuters) - A French volunteer working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Liberia has contracted Ebola, the medical charity said on Wednesday, adding that seven local staff members have already fallen ill from the deadly virus.
  • FDA panel backs limiting use of testosterone replacement drugs

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    (Reuters) - Testosterone replacement therapies should be reserved for men with specific medical conditions that impair function of the testicles, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Wednesday.
  • Humana CEO: New competition curbs Obamacare plan prices

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    BOSTON (Reuters) - New competition between health insurers offering so-called Obamacare plans in 2015 is having an impact on the pricing of such coverage, based on a first look at proposed insurance premiums, the head of Humana Inc said on Wednesday.
 
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    キャッシングするなら返済シミュレーションの利用はおすすめ

  • 低金利のカードローンがお得って本当?

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

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

  • New Giveaway: Scholarship for “How to Succeed With Your Alternative Health Business”

    Kevin Gianni
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Quick note: Share your comments below this post to be entered for a free scholarship in Kevin’s next course “How to Succeed With Your Alternative Health Business.” We’re about to release something BIG that could prove to have more impact than anything we’ve ever done before. To properly introduce it, let me give you some context first. Let’s flashback to 2009. At that time, Annmarie and I were in the middle of filming our Renegade Health Show (a YouTube channel with over 900 videos), and were asking ourselves what was next. Our son Hudson wasn’t born yet, and we…
  • Add 3 Years to Your Life—By Performing This Exercise for 5-10 Minutes a Day

    Colleen M. Story
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    A recent study shows that runners—regardless of how fast or far they run— live longer than non-runners. What if by performing just one exercise only five minutes a day, you could add three years to your life? Would you do it? Here’s your chance. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, those who run—regardless of speed or length of time—live longer than those who don’t. Here’s more, and how you can take advantage of these findings. Study Finds Running Lengthens Life American researchers looked at data from the Aerobics Center…
  • Renegade Health Radio: Low Carb vs. Low Fat, the Latest Research

    Kevin Gianni
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    In this podcast: In this episode we discuss the latest research on low carb vs. low fat: A new study made headlines recently, and found that low carb works better than low fat. But is there something behind the study that most people missed? Hear why there are so many arguments among the low-fat and low-carb diet groups. Hint: could it be because they are more similar than they are different? (at 10:23) Find out what really causes people issues with eating carbs and fat and why they aren’t as big of an issue eaten individually. (at 13:13) How insulin can be the determining factor when it…
  • Over 60? It’s Time to Be a Morning Person

    Colleen M. Story
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    A recent study reports that older people do best tackling their hardest projects in the morning. I’ve always been a night owl. Even as a kid I was begging my folks to let me stay up late at night, but the next morning it was a different story—I hoped everyone would forget I existed so I could stay comfy under the covers. I figured I’d be a night owl the rest of my life, but according to a recent study, that may not be such a good idea. Researchers from the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences and University of Toronto recently discovered that older adults perform best…
  • Five Reasons Why You Don’t Want Your Cholesterol Level To Get Too Low

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is cholesterol the enemy of heart health? Can our levels get too low? It takes a gigantic shift in thinking to turn the idea of a bad molecule into a good one, but sometimes it’s worth the effort. In this case, you’re life might depend on it. Could the supposed villain of cardiovascular disease become an ally in our times? Probably not, but as it turns out, high cholesterol alone is not the archenemy. It’s more complicated then just getting your cholesterol level down, and going too low may pose another set of problems. As it often turns out, there’s more to the story. Let’s take a…
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    In the Pipeline

  • Messed-Up Clinical Studies: A First-Hand Report

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    This makes for a very disturbing read. The author details his participation in a clinical trial for an asthma therapy being developed by Amgen at a clinic in Newport Beach (CA). He doesn't say what the drug was, but my guess is that it's brodalumab, an anti-IL17 antibody which has been in trials for asthma and psoriasis. What he recounts is very disturbing. Here's a sample: Moment of Truth #2 came during one of the many whispering sessions they gave me. The lead technician had a disturbing habit of frequently pulling me into a corner or another room and whispering things like “We’re just…
  • Pharma and Ebola

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:49 am
    So, Ebola. A terrible virus, with a high mortality rate. And although that percentage is raised by the poor public health infrastructure in the areas where it's endemic, it's still very bad news indeed, a major medical challenge anywhere it might show up. The current outbreak in West Africa is by far the largest yet, which makes prediction of its course difficult. One can hope that the virus will mutate to a less ferocious form, as often happens with host/pathogen systems, but (1) that could take a long time, and (2) there's no guarantee that it would help much. After all, polio and smallpox…
  • Lilly Steps In for AstraZeneca's Secretase Inhibitor

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    Today brings news of a deal with AstraZeneca to help develop AZ's beta-secretase inhibitor, AZD3293 (actually an Astex compound, developed through fragment-based methods). AZ has been getting out of CNS indications for some time now, so they really did need a partner here, and Lilly lost their own beta-secretase compound last year. So this move doesn't come as too much of a shock, but it does reaffirm Lilly's bet-the-ranch approach to Alzheimer's. This compound was used by AZ in their defense against being taken over by Pfizer, but (as that link in the first paragraph shows), not everyone was…
  • Update on Alnylam (And the Direction of Things to Come)

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    Here's a look from Technology Review at the resurgent fortunes of Alnylam and RNA interference (which I blogged about here). But now Alnylam is testing a drug to treat (familial amyloid polyneuropathy) in advanced human trials. It’s the last hurdle before the company will seek regulatory approval to put the drug on the market. Although it’s too early to tell how well the drug will alleviate symptoms, it’s doing what the researchers hoped it would: it can decrease the production of the protein that causes FAP by more than 80 percent. This could be just the beginning for RNAi. Alnylam has…
  • There Must Have Been Multiple Chances to Catch This

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    It's time for a hang-heads-in-shame moment. This is another off the Twitter feed, and the only place to see the figure in its native state is to go the the Chemical Reviews table of contents and scroll down to the article titled "Aqueous Rechargable Li and Na Ion Batteries". A perfectly reasonable topic, but take a look at the graphical abstract figure. Oh, dear.
 
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Does your sleep wax and wane with the moon?

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

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

  • Stop, Tail-light & HD Camera!

    Aaron Usiskin
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Watch out, fall is here and winter is coming. This is the time of year that motorist forget about cyclist and bad things happen. The Fly6 takes some of the worry out of what is coming up behind you, alerts other drivers and records in real time in case something bad does happen. Feel safe and enjoy the wonderful weather.Upgrade to the latest cycling accessory designed by cyclists. Fly6 replaces your existing tail-light and records in real-time what happens behind you, so you can now ride worry free.HD video (wide angle)Nano-tech protectionUSB rechargeable5+ hrs record timeIncident…
  • Paddle-board or Paddle-Craft?

    Aaron Usiskin
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    A NEW CATEGORY OF PADDLECRAFT that sets previously unknown standards for comfort, stability, dry ride and versatility. Deck mounted on fore and aft tracks, the patented adjustable ergonomically designed seat and leaning post combination allows you to PADDLE OR FISH from a supported standing position or from a seated position. Whether you want to FISH - CRUISE - EXPLORE, you must try the CRUISERBOARD. THERE’S NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT on the water! Easier to paddle than a SUP and dryer and more comfortable than a kayak. Multiple Uses: Fishing: Fishing from a CruiserBoard in a seated position is…
  • Music, Heart rate, Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds!

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

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

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

  • My Brother-In-Law Loses 38 Pounds in 10 Months

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    I received a recent text from my brother-in-law, stating he has lost seven inches and thirty-eight pounds in ten months.He also said he lost the weight doing "almost no exercise".He now needs a new belt!How did he do it? He ate low carb and followed the nutritional teachings of Robb Wolf.© 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
  • New York Times: A Call for a Low-Carb Diet

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    "People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows." - New York TimesTo read the full article, Click Here.P.S. Another quote from the article:"...cutting your carbs helps you lose weight without focusing on calories. And that’s really important because someone can change what they eat more easily than trying to cut down on their calories.”" - Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Friedman School of…
  • A Ten Minute Workout

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    4 repetitions of 10 sprints + a rock squat, with walk back recovery. © 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • The Low Carb Weight Loss Plan of LeBron James

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

    9 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
    © 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
 
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    Hospital Impact

  • Dying with dignity: Lessons hospitals can learn from hospice

    10 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    by Anthony Cirillo For those readers following the black cloud over our family's head this year, you know that my wife's brother and then my sister passed away less than a month apart earlier this year. On Aug. 23, so did my father-in-law, Lou. He was hospitalized July 3 and never made it home. While 51 days of his hospital experience were miserable, the last day of his life was peaceful and dignified. His last day was spent in hospice, administered in the hospital through a separate company not affiliated with the hospital. The culture difference was glaring. And hospice workers were truly…
  • Is the American healthcare system duping patients?

    10 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    by Lynn McVey I had a stress fracture in my middle toe. Against the advice of medical personnel, I taped my broken toe to its healthy neighbor next door, and stopped wearing stilettos for 10 days. My colleagues suggested I get an x-ray, see an orthopedist or go to the emergency room (ER). Unless I did one of those, how would I know for sure it was broken? Many years ago, I worked with several young ER physicians who ordered a skull x-ray or CT of the head on every head injury patient. I worked with an older ER physician who never ordered either. When I asked the older doctor why, he said "I…
  • 10 Influential Women in Health IT in 2014

    10 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    by Dan Bowman Whether serving as government officials, clinicians, educators or researchers, women continue to play a major role in the evolution of health IT both in the U.S. and around the world. Once again, we asked our readers to nominate who they thought to be the most influential women in health IT for our third annual list. This year's list includes, among others, individuals who have helped guide their organizations to unprecedented health IT heights, as well as a health technology and social media maven and the first female National Coordinator for Health IT. Of course, this list is…
  • Support patients emotionally to foster full recovery

    4 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    by Thomas Dahlborg An incredibly special person recently came into my life. She is kind, heart-centered, smart and caring. For this blog post I will refer to her as Hope. Over the last number of weeks, Hope and I shared a lot of time together and developed a relationship and trust. In so doing, we shared many stories. One recent story Hope shared truly caught my attention, as it aligns so well with some of my previous Hospital Impact blog posts. Unfortunately not the recent "Kindness, humanity are best healthcare business solutions" but rather with "More firsthand symptoms of a broken…
  • Silence can kill: Doctors, nurses and staff must hold each other accountable

    4 Sep 2014 | 4:51 am
    by Jonathan H. Burroughs The field of patient safety became all too personal for me last week when my mother-in-law almost died from an iatrogenic C. Difficile infection of the large bowel caused by the inappropriate use of antibiotics and the failure of healthcare personnel to report their concerns to management or the family. My mother-in-law is 91 years old and lives in an Alzheimer unit in a senior living community in the Pacific Northwest. Despite her significant cognitive impairment and increasing frailty, she is in remarkably good health. Four weeks ago, she was prescribed Augmentin, a…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • Suicide: No One Cares? It Depends on Who You Listen To

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

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:22 pm
    I have to confess something. I don't like most online suicide prevention resources. It's not that they're wrong, but that they're too soft. I'm looking for Burgess Merideth in my corner shouting at me in a gravelly voice, “Keep hittin 'em in the ribs, ya see? Don't let that b— breathe!”, not “Someone need a hug?” like Will Farrel's character in Elf. Suicidal ideation needs to be fought tooth and nail; I need pep talks not greeting cards. When I was suicidal a few weeks ago I had nobody nearby to turn to. It was very late at night, and I didn't think to call a hotline…
  • ADHD: Reverie Revolution

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Last June I watched “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” with friends. Here was a man, like me, who daydreamed excessively. I wish I could say that Hollywood made a laughable exaggeration of how epic daydreams could be, but I'm afraid they were fairly comparable to mine. Although I don't drift away into a reverie in the middle of conversations or when on the job, I do drift away—far, far away beyond the restraints of this mortal world or time. The original short story portrayed Mitty as a noble Everyman who fought the banality of his life with the only weapon he had on hand: his…
  • Three Tiny Things to Prevent Illness from Triggering Depression

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:19 pm
    I don’t walk around all day with my face pulled into a frown while I vocally worry about my disabilities—contrary to what some people claim I do. Instead, disability is more like a land mine rudely placed into the middle of my day when I’m otherwise trying to get things done.I am clinically and chronically depressed, which means I am depressed almost all the time. I also have a chronic motor tic disorder—a label that covers the involuntary ticking, both vocal and muscular, but not the curling, extending, locking, and all around neurological meltdown that often happens as well. As you…
  • Reviewing "Depression and Your Child" by Deborah Serani

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:19 pm
    One of the best psychology books I’ve read in a long while is “Depression and Your Child – A Guide for Parents and Caregivers” by Dr. Deborah Serani. Her publisher approached me to review the book[1], and although I could not review it in the window of time that they dictated, I did eventually make my way through it. The book starts with an understanding of child development, then shows how Depression in children is a verifiable occurrence. Information is given on diagnosing, then treating, Pediatric Depression. Dr. Serani even takes time to cover holistic approaches before moving on…
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    Cancer Research UK - Science blog

  • HPV: the whole story, warts and all

    Emma Smith
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:43 am
    This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Cancer and InfectionsThe fifth post in our Cancer and Infections series looks at a widespread virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). Most of us will be infected with human papillomavirus at some point in our lives. There are more than 100 different types of the virus, most of which cause no symptoms and go away by themselves without treatment. Other types cause harmless growths such as verrucas and warts. But the virus also has a more sinister side. It causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer, and HPV infections also increase the risk of developing…
  • News digest – NHS cancer services struggling, 3D-printed tumour, burnt toast and more

    Nick Peel
    13 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    NHS cancer services in England are at tipping point and will struggle to cope without further investment, according to a report we commissioned that was released this week. The Guardian and the BBC were among the many media outlets to cover the findings, and we caught up with our chief clinician, Professor Peter Johnson, who shared his thoughts in this blog post. We teamed up with the journal Nature, supporting their publication of a series of articles on the big issues affecting lung cancer worldwide. Here’s a link to the articles, and we published this summary of what’s featured. And…
  • The big issues affecting lung cancer worldwide

    Nick Peel
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer – both here in the UK and globally. And although the UK has seen signs of improvement – lung cancer rates in men have dropped by 50 per cent in the last four decades – a huge burden still looms. Over the last 40 years, the number of women being diagnosed with the disease has increased by 75 per cent, largely mirroring trends in smoking from decades ago. To highlight this continuing challenge, we’ve teamed up with the prestigious journal Nature, which today publishes a series of articles that touch on some key areas for lung cancer – from…
  • Andrew Biankin: We need a “We can do this!” attitude to pancreatic cancer

    Kat Arney
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    Right now, the outlook for pancreatic cancer is bleak. Despite heartfelt efforts by researchers, survival has barely shifted over recent decades. Fewer than three in every 100 people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer can expect to make it to five years. It’s a situation that urgently needs to change, and one that we’re particularly focusing on as part of our new research strategy. Someone who’s trying hard to alter the outlook for patients with the disease is pancreatic cancer expert Professor Andrew Biankin, who works at Cancer Research UK’s Glasgow Centre. Last year we tempted…
  • “We’re really struggling to match the demand for cancer treatment”

    Peter Johnson
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    We caught up with our chief clinician, Professor Peter Johnson, about the findings of a new report we released today, looking at the state of NHS cancer services. The changes to the NHS that have taken place over last 18 months have thrown up some real challenges. And when it comes to caring for our patients, things on the ground are starting to get quite tricky.  So the findings of today’s new report on Cancer Services entirely resonate with those of us on the front-line in the health service. On the one hand, we’re seeing ever-increasing patient numbers and more complex treatment…
 
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Women Who Stop SSRIs Prior to Pregnancy Have Same Risk of Miscarriage as Women who elect to Remain on SSRI Antidepressants

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Some, but not all, studies have demonstrated an increased risk of miscarriage among women who take antidepressants. However, it has been difficult to determine whether this increased risk was related to exposure to the medication or to exposure to other risk factors, including maternal depression. Several recent studies have been reassuring and indicate that antidepressants […] The post Women Who Stop SSRIs Prior to Pregnancy Have Same Risk of Miscarriage as Women who elect to Remain on SSRI Antidepressants appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Better Peripartum Pain Management: An Intervention to Reduce Risk of Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    A recent report suggests that epidural labor analgesia is associated with a decreased risk of postpartum depression (PPD). This prospective study included 214 pregnant women from Beijing, China who were preparing for a vaginal delivery. Epidural labor analgesia was performed in 107 of 214 patients based on their request. Depressive symptoms were assessed with the Edinburgh Postnatal […] The post Better Peripartum Pain Management: An Intervention to Reduce Risk of Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Screening for Postpartum Depression: Uninsured Women

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    While we are advocating universal screening for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, it is unclear if we have the ability to provide mental health services to this population in need. One significant obstacle to treatment is health insurance; this is a considerable problem in this population, since many women may not want or be able […] The post Screening for Postpartum Depression: Uninsured Women appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Wellbutrin (Bupropion) Exposure and Risk of Cardiac Malformations

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Bupropion is commonly used to treat depression, and is also prescribed to support smoking cessation. Early data on bupropion-exposure during pregnancy raised concern for a possible increase in risk of malformations of the heart and large blood vessels in bupropion-exposed infants. Subsequent data from bupropion pregnancy registries has been reassuring, however, and do not demonstrate an overall increase in risk of cardiac defects following first trimester bupropion exposure. Although the overall risk of cardiac defects was not increased, the distribution of specific defects in these…
  • Internet Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Although postpartum depression (PPD) affects about 15% of all women after the birth of a child, most women with PPD receive no treatment. One of the problems has been inadequate screening for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Over the last decade, there has been an emphasis on educating health care professionals to reliably screen for PPD; however, other obstacles to obtaining treatment remain. Many women cannot find appropriate treaters in their area. Others are not able to get childcare in order to attend weekly appointments. Given these limitations, it is important that we explore…
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    Health Blog

  • Tips to stop smoking quickly

    Simon
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Smoking is recognized as the cause of many major health conditions, including cancer, by most health organizations. It is advisable for those who smoke, quit. Some people stop smoking by reducing the number of cigarettes gradually, but others quit suddenly and immediately. For the latter group, there are some tips that can help to stop smoking quickly. Routine Give your day change and prevents the same routine. It is very easy to do the same things every day, especially when most people have to go to the same places at the same time every day. The routine facilitates bear the same every day,…
  • Breast Cancer and Chemotherapy

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Breast cancer is one of the most commons types of cancer that women suffer from. After being diagnosed with this scary disease, women start a frantic online search for treatments or cures. However, even when many women may feel tempted to try some of the breast cancer treatments that claim to be miraculous new discoveries and cures, it is fact that many of them are simple hoaxes. However there are some exceptions, especially charity organizations like the breast cancer society has a breast cancer shop that can be handy in figuring out the way to follow during such troubled period. However,…
  • How to quit smoking with Fresh Start

    Simon
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Fresh Start is the name of a campaign that helps smokers kick the habit and live a healthier life. The fact that smoking has been linked to heart attacks, cancer, emphysema and other diseases and quitting means you reduce your susceptibility to such conditions. As the American Cancer Society states: “After five years of quitting, the risk of lung cancer is reduced by almost half.” Fresh Start is a series of group sessions and workshops that provide information and methods to help smokers succeed in their efforts to quit. Instructions   1 Read the brochure Fresh Start of the…
  • How soon the lungs recover after quitting smoking?

    Simon
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:12 pm
    The reasons for quitting The greatest impact on the lungs is smoking is the damage done to them in the cilia. Cilia are tiny bumps, like hairs, which are in the lungs and respiratory tract that move back and forth when you breathe, to keep foreign matter or contamination outside. The images, taken by a scanning electron microscope, showing cilia in healthy lungs. When you smoke, these little bumps are destroyed and can not protect you from pollutants and infections that you inhale. They also help you get rid of mucus in the lungs. Without these, many smokers develop a chronic cough, which…
  • Active and passive smoking

    Simon
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Smoking, either directly or indirectly through inhalation of secondhand smoke puts you at risk for a number of health problems.You have an increased risk of lung cancer and heart disease if you are exposed to another people smoking for long time. Smoking so problem for children. It’s  right easy to protect your children from passive smoking – make your home and car smoke-free. Passive smoking may not be strongly associated with lung cancer points to a need to find other risk factors.   Research indicates that cigarette smoking, besides being addictive, creates vulnerability to…
 
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    Evolving Wellness

  • Natracare: The Importance of Organic Feminine Hygiene Products

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

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

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

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

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

  • #Fueltarian

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Decide on Attending a Conference

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

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

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

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

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

  • Food Banks Canada Now Teaming Up With 7-11 To Sell Slurpees!?

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    I do get it. Charities feel they need to take whatever monies they can get. But given I've never seen a co-branded cigarette sale to raise money for this, that, or the other, clearly there are lines drawn that charities don't cross in their cross promotional activities. As I mentioned over on US News and World Report, charities, especially those tied to public health, given diet and weight related illnesses are North America's primary causes of preventable death, should be on the front lines of actively working to decrease the number of opportunities for junk food's consumption. And could…
  • Did You Know that Coca-Cola Basically Owns Emory University?

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    I'm rarely speechless. I was close yesterday though. It was yesterday that I learned of a long-standing Emory University tradition. Apparently, unabashedly, and transparently, in part no doubt consequent to the $105 million endowment provided to Emory by a former Coca-Cola CEO, and in part no doubt due to the reported fact that 16% of Emory's $6.3 billion endowment fund is made up of Coca-Cola stock (down from 63% in 1998 and 47% in 2002), all first year Emory University students are brought together as they start school to toast their futures with a Coca-Cola beverage. And just as Coca-Cola…
  • Guest Post: The Pharmacist Who Refuses to Sell Soft Drinks

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Last week the media was abuzz with reports of a pharmacist from Nova Scotia who had elected, despite the financial disincentive, to stop selling soda and other sugar sweetened beverages in his pharmacy. His name is Graham MacKenzie and his pharmacy, Stone's Pharmasave in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, is a testament to doing the right thing. Huge kudos to Mr. MacKenzie. Wish there were more like him. Here's what he did and why in his own words: Roughly six months ago I started serious consideration after repeated studies that came out documenting the bad effects of sugared drinks. The consideration…
  • Saturday Stories: 23andMe, Red Delicious Apples, and Turtle CPR

    13 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Julia Belluz on Vox.com with a great story on the unintended consequences of home genetic testing. Sarah Yager at The Atlantic on the awful reign of the red delicious apple. And on Slate, here's David Steen on what it's like and why he gave mouth-to-mouth to a turtle. [And if you don't follow me on Facebook or Twitter, here's my US News and World Report column that explains why sandwiches, eggs and roasted chickens aren't elitist or unrealistic]        Related StoriesSaturday Stories: Joan Rivers, Jennifer Lawrence, and Paid TrollsSaturday Stories: History,…
  • True Facts About Marsupials

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's Funny Friday is from Ze Frank. I need not say any more.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesJoan River's Triumphant Return to The Tonight ShowThe Onion Reports on Subway's New Footlong Marketing CampaignDeep Thoughts with Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) 
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    Highlight HEALTH

  • Novo Nordisk Obesity Drug Wins FDA Panel Support

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

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

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

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

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

  • 10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Menopause

    Erin Kennedy
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Display Title:  10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Menopause Subtitle:  Think you know everything there is to know about menopause? Check out these 10 interesting facts to see. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/menopause/content/10-interesting-facts-you-may-not-know-... Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • The Future of Male Birth Control: Is it Vasalgel?

    Erin Kennedy
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Display Title:  The Future of Male Birth Control: Is it Vasalgel? Subtitle:  The future of male birth control could be coming — fast. Vasalgel is proving to be quite effective in recent studies. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Find Out More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/sexual-health/content/future-male-birth-control-it-vasal... Align:  right Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • 8 Things You Probably Had No Idea Can Cause Cancer

    Erin Kennedy
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    There's the common causes of cancer we hear about all the time like smoking, too much time in the sun and others. But there are also several things most people don't know cause cancer. Image:  URL:  Read Full Story Block Weight:  -4 Two Columns:  No read more
  • 10 Ways Stress Affects Your Heart Health

    Erin Kennedy
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Stress is very common for many people. They experience stress through various things like work, family, money issues and more. Stress can also have a negative affect on your heart. Image:  URL:  Read Full Story Block Weight:  -7 Two Columns:  No read more
  • 10 Ways Medical Innovations Are Changing Transplant Procedures

    Erin Kennedy
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Advances in technology are changing the medical industry immensely. Here are 10 ways innovations in medicine are changing transplant procedures and how they are performed. Image:  URL:  Read Full Story Block Weight:  -1 Two Columns:  No
 
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    But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness

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

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

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

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

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

    christine
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Christine’s “Unbirthday Party”! The Purple Party Dinner Dance - September 7th - SAVE THE DATE! It is my birthday and I am throwing the party… but you get the dinner, dancing, cake, music,swag bags, gifts and prizes! The best gift of all is our ability to come together and help others. Usually the birthday girl makes a wish. This year, help me make others wishes come true. All proceeds from this party will go to newly established But You Don’t Look Sick Foundation. The Party is Sunday September 7th. If you live near Long Island, NY This is…
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    BeingHealthy.TV

  • Wellness and Vitality Talk in July 2014

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hospital medicine workforce: The impact of nurse practitioner and physician assistant providers

    Nita Kulkarni, Tracy Cardin
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:06 pm
  • Nurse practitioner and physician assistant scope of practice in 118 acute care hospitals

    Anand Kartha, Joseph D. Restuccia, James F. Burgess, Justin Benzer, Justin Glasgow, Jason Hockenberry, David C. Mohr, Peter J. Kaboli
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    BACKGROUNDAdvanced practice providers (APPs), including nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are cost-effective substitutes for physicians, with similar outcomes in primary care and surgery. However, little is understood about APP roles in inpatient medicine. OBJECTIVEDescribe APPs role in inpatient medicine. DESIGNObservational cross-sectional cohort study. SETTINGOne hundred twenty-four Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals. PARTICIPANTSChiefs of medicine (COMs) and nurse managers. MEASUREMENTSSurveys included inpatient medicine scope of practice for APPs and…
  • Association of the position of a hospital-acquired condition diagnosis code with changes in medicare severity diagnosis-related group assignment

    Tricia Johnson, Jason M. Kane, Richard Odwazny, Robert McNutt
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    CONTEXTIncentives to improve quality include paying less for adverse events, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' policy to not pay additionally for events classified as hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). This policy is controversial, as variable coding practices at hospitals may lead to differences in the inclusion and position of HACs in the list of codes used for Medicare Severity Diagnosis-Related Group (MS-DRG) assignment. OBJECTIVEEvaluate changes in MS-DRG assignment for patients with an HAC and test the association of the position of an HAC in the list of…
  • Understanding how to improve collaboration between hospitals and primary care in postdischarge care transitions: A qualitative study of primary care leaders' perspectives

    Oanh Kieu Nguyen, Jenna Kruger, S. Ryan Greysen, Audrey Lyndon, L. Elizabeth Goldman
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    BACKGROUNDThere is limited collaboration between hospitals and primary care despite parallel efforts to improve postdischarge care transitions. OBJECTIVETo understand what primary care leaders perceived as barriers and facilitators to collaboration with hospitals. METHODSQualitative study with in-depth, semistructured interviews of 22 primary care leaders in 2012 from California safety-net clinics. RESULTSMajor barriers to collaboration included lack of institutional financial incentives for collaboration, competing priorities (e.g., regulatory requirements, strained clinic capacity,…
  • An argument for using additional bedside tools, such as bedside ultrasound, for volume status assessment in hospitalized medical patients: A needs assessment survey

    David Low, Meghan Vlasschaert, Kerri Novak, Alex Chee, Irene W. Y. Ma
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    The frequency at which housestaff need to assess volume status on medical inpatients is unknown. In this brief report, we invited 39 housestaff, over 13 randomly selected dates, to complete a 25-item survey. Participants (n = 31, 79%) logged a total of 455 hours, reporting 197 pages or telephone requests received regarding medical inpatients. Of these, 41 pages (21%) required a volume status assessment. Participants reported their volume status assessment competency to be moderate (median score = 3, interquartile range = 3 to 4, where 1 = not competent to perform independently…
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    QJM - current issue

  • Polycystic liver disease presenting as acute abdomen

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

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

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

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

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

  • How Will Rescheduling of Hydrocodone Combo Products Affect Your Practice?

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    On Oct. 6, the DEA will move hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to Schedule II, so family physicians need to prepare their practices -- and their patients -- for the change.
  • AAFP Presses for GME System Reform to Meet Nation's Primary Care Needs

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    During a recent press event at the Capitol, the AAFP announced the release of a proposal that aims to reform the U.S. graduate medical education (GME) system. The Academy's five-point plan would, among other things, significantly change the way GME is financed.
  • Final Rule for Meaningful Use Adds Flexibility for 2014

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    Steven Waldren, M.D., director of the AAFP's Alliance for eHealth Innovation, answers questions about the final rule regarding 2014 meaningful use regulations in this installment of Ask the Expert.
  • Does Hospital Consolidation Help or Harm Patients?

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Debate continues regarding ongoing consolidation of hospitals and whether such moves leave patients with less choice and lead to higher costs for essential care. To add to the conversation, the nonpartisan news organization Politico Pro hosted a panel discussion in Washington this week on the effects of hospital consolidation.
  • FPs Prepare to Treat Patients With Enterovirus Infection

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    As of Sept. 16, 12 states had reported clusters of laboratory-confirmed cases of enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) to the CDC. Clinicians who see suspected cases of EV-D68 infection should contact their state and local health departments about the availability of testing for the virus.
 
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    Everyone's Medical Blog Posts - DoctorsHangout.com

  • Hypochondriasis can be a debilitating mental illness

    DR.MOHAN SHARMA
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    Just what is Hypochondriasis? Clinical psychologist and author, Seema Hingorrany says that hypochondriasis is a psychological disorder where a person is constantly worried that he or she has major physical illness when there is nothing of that sort. "Hypochondriacs are preoccupied or obsessed with an imagined illness, which creates high levels of anxiety . Reassurance seeking behaviour temporarily reduces anxiety , which gradually increases over time. There is also a high possibility that anxiety about other issues and hidden trauma gets manifested through bodily symptoms," she says. Adds…
  • Scary Food-Drug Interactions You Should Avoid

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Eating certain foods while you or your loved ones take specific medicines could cause dangerous side effects or make your medicines less effective. Antibiotics + Dairy Antibiotics in the quinolone family, such as Cipro and Levaquin, bind to calcium and iron, so avoid dairy and supplements containing iron—foods won’t contain enough iron to be a problem—when taking these medications, says Jeff McClusky, pharmacy supervisor with the Harris Health System in Houston, Texas, and American Pharmacy Association spokesman. By blocking the drugs’ absorption, these products could make the…
  • Slumber bumbler

    DR.MOHAN SHARMA
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    How you sleep can improve or worsen health niggles. Here's our sleep-your-illness-away handbook. Not a vision of poise in bed? Fret not. Doctors argue that changing positions while sleeping is good for the body since it allows better intake of oxygen.While your bed buddy might not agree with all the tossing and turning in sleep, fidgety sleeper are the least of our problems, says Dr Anjana Laungani, consultant physiotherapist at Physio Rehab, Bandra. "Sixty per cent of my patients have issues related to the spine, which includes neck, middle and lower back.Therapy and better posture help but…
  • Knowing the Symptoms of Liver Disease Could Save your Life

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    13 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    Knowing how to recognize the symptoms of liver disease can save your life. As with so many illnesses and diseases, liver disease, if spotted early enough, can be arrested, and cured (providing the causes have been identified and are avoided in future), and your liver can fully recover, growing new healthy tissue to replace any that has been damaged, just as long as the disease has not been allowed to progress too far – hence the importance of knowing what the warning signs to look out for. An organ and a gland Your liver is the largest internal organ (and also the largest internal gland)…
  • 10 Easy Ways to Prevent Cancer

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    Good News: You Probably Won’t Get Cancer That is, if you have a healthy lifestyle, as many as 70% of known causes of cancers are avoidable and related to lifestyle. Try these novel strategies and your risk of cancer could dwindle even more: 1- Filter Your Tap Water. You’ll reduce your exposure to known or suspected carcinogens and hormone-disrupting chemicals. A report from the President’s Cancer Panel on how to reduce exposure to carcinogens suggests that home-filtered tap water is a safer bet than bottled water, whose quality often is not higher, and in some cases is worse, than that…
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  • Happy Birthday to your youngest

    GruntDoc
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Another happy birthday, sweetie! Related posts: Happy Birthday USMC! SemperFi I post this every year, and I still enjoy... Happy Fathers’ Day, dad Thanks for not strangling me, even when I deserved it.... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • Scribes in 2014

    GruntDoc
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    I’ve written about scribes in the ED before (here’s one from 2007) and continue to utilize their services. Did I say utilize? Wrong thought: enjoy and marvel in their help is more my experience. I’m spurred to extoll their virtues and my experience after reading “Attack of the Scribes” by the great twitterer @SkepticScalpel  (he also blogs at SkepticalScalpel.blogspot.com ). Read the article, it’s well written though more than a touch odd; why’s a doc who’s never worked with scribes editorializing on their pluses and minuses? The…
  • There’s always another surprise

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

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

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

    Eun Kyung Kim
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Social media sometimes gets a bad rap as the scourge of modern society, but in Philadelphia this week, police are hopeful that it may lead to a significant break in a case involving a brutal hate crime attack.In the wake of a Sept.
  • Lauren Conrad's dream wedding day came with a dress to match

    Marisa Kabas
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Former reality TV star Lauren Conrad experienced the ultimate reality when she wed William Tell on Saturday. The onetime star of "Laguna Beach" and "The Hills" tied the knot with the former Something Corporate guitarist in an intimate ceremony on the California coast. And now, the details of her look are being made available.
  • Why one dad hates homework as much as his kid does

    Whit Honea
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Fall is in the air, the days are growing shorter, and the backpacks all the heavier. Homework is back, and it is bending backs, too. It is a heavy load for a kid to carry, and I am as unhappy about it as my 11-year-old middle school student.It’s the fourth week of school and my son is averaging well over three hours of homework per evening, plus a few more hours over the weekend.
  • 'Mindy Project' star Adam Pally spars with Kathie Lee over celery and more

    Erin Quinlan
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    How did comedian Adam Pally manage to land his role as Dr. Peter Prentice on “The Mindy Project”? Well, it wasn't exactly a medical miracle: He was handpicked by show creator Mindy Kaling. “So it’s basically not an interesting story,” Kathie Lee Gifford joked to the "Happy Endings" alum as she and Hoda Kotb sipped Bloody Marys with their guest on TODAY Wednesday.
  • Woman 'miraculously' finds 'needle-in-a-haystack' liver donor, becomes his wife

    Kathie Lee & Hoda
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Nicole Munda was 29 years old when doctors diagnosed her with a rare liver disease. She needed to find a compatible donor or she'd die in months. Nicole's touching story, how she found more than just a donor at a NASCAR race, is from Squire Rushnell's "Godwink" series. When I entered the stadium, I was overwhelmed. The sound of the race cars and 125,000 cheering people lifted my spirits.
 
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  • Oven-Baked Summer Squash Recipe: Fries

    Angie
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A summer squash has a strong resemblance, in flavor and texture, to a zucchini. You can, in fact, substitute zucchini in this recipe, but it will probably bake a bit more quickly. Summer squash has a number of benefits like: Good source of fiber Low calories High in vitamin A Good source of potassium Ingredients: 1 medium summer squash 2 eggs 1 ½ cups breadcrumbs (try panko breadcrumbs for a crunchier texture) 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon mustard power Salt and pepper Olive oil How to Make It: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a large baking sheet with olive oil and set aside. Cut your…
  • Tips for the Beginner Runner

    Angie
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    So, you’ve been thinking about starting running? You’ve heard about the endorphins or you want to take things up a notch or you just want to try something new. That’s a great idea and as the weather starts to cool off, it’s the perfect time to start. Whether you’ve been a runner in the past or never run before, the key to starting running is to get out there. Take that first step. Walk out your front door or hop on that treadmill and start to move. It really is that simple. And it’s really not. Here are some tips for being successful as a beginning runner…
  • Grilled Veggies Recipe in Foil

    Angie
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’re looking for a meatless meal that satisfies, look no further. This isn’t exactly a recipe, but is meant to inspire you for your next veggie-only dish. All you do is preheat your oven or grill to 350 F. Then chop up some veggies & herbs and toss them in some olive oil. In this photo, there are patty pan squash, peppers, onions and tomatoes. Add some fresh herbs like basil, parsley and oregano or whatever you like. Mushrooms, eggplant, garlic and plenty of other veggies also work well. Mix all your ingredients and wrap everything in foil on a baking dish (or direct on the…
  • Fitness Passes in NYC: Where to Get a One Day Pass

    Angie
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever thought about joining a gym but the idea of a fixed commitment turned you off? Or you wanted to try a new gym but don’t want to deal with the pushy salespeople trying to sell you memberships? Fit Daypass lets you buy single visit passes to over 25 gyms in NYC and Brooklyn. The passes start at $9.95, and no membership is required – you just pay per session. The advantage of using Fit Daypass: Variety – you can use any gym in the network. Also, classes are included. Many gyms also have swimming pools (Complete Body on 57th, Athletic and Swim Club, Chelsea Piers, Bally at…
  • 30 Day 1 Thing Daily Challenge: Play Along

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

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (UT Southwestern Medical Center) Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that the most common variant of the circulating protein apolipoprotein E, called apoE3, helps repair the lining of blood vessels.
  • In mice, vaccine stops urinary tract infections linked to catheters

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Washington University School of Medicine) The most common type of hospital-associated infection may be preventable with a vaccine, new research in mice suggests. The experimental vaccine, developed by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, prevented urinary tract infections associated with catheters, the tubes used in hospitals and other care facilities to drain urine from a patient's bladder.
  • Mechanism behind age-dependent diabetes discovered

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Karolinska Institutet) Ageing of insulin-secreting cells is coupled to a progressive decline in signal transduction and insulin release, according to a recent study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
  • Space: The final frontier… open to the public

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) Historically, spaceflight has been reserved for the very healthy. Astronauts are selected for their ability to meet the highest physical standards to prepare them for any unknown challenges. However, with the advent of commercial spaceflight, average people can now fly. The aerospace medicine community has had little information about what medical conditions should be considered particularly risky in the spaceflight environment, as most medical conditions have never been studied for risk in space -- until now.
  • Five genes to predict colorectal cancer relapses

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) Researchers at the Catalan Institute of Oncology-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, led by David Garcia-Molleví have identified 5 genes differentially expressed in normal accompanying cells in colorectal tumors. Analysis of these genes could be used to classify colorectal tumors, predict the evolution of the patient and thus take appropriate clinical decisions to prevent relapses.
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  • 8 eating habits that can aggravate anxiety

    jharding
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Jackie Middleton; Photos: Thinkstock Short Description:  Feeling anxious? Maybe your diet is partially to blame. Certain foods are believed to increase anxiety leaving you feeling buzzed, unable to concentrate and edgy. Here are 8 eating habits that you should change if you suffer from anxiety Slide Title:  Avoiding complex carbohydrates Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  Individuals who forgo complex carbohydrates are cheating their bodies of the calming effects of serotonin – a chemical that your…
  • It's true: A happy wife = a happy life

    mgreer
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
  • 7 ways you can support breast cancer research

    jharding
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  Compiled by Jessica Harding & Melissa Greer Short Description:  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you want to do your part to help out, check out these seven companies that are selling special products to raise money for breast cancer research Slide Title:  The Estée Lauder beauty brands Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  The Estée Lauder Companies' beauty brands are raising money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation with their limited edition products. Eleven brands are putting out…
  • Fall beauty trend: Smoky blues

    mgreer
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
  • Best Stretch: Reclining Twist

    mgreer
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
 
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  • Reports call for changes in approaching dementia risk, end-of-life care

    Liz Seegert
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    Photo by r. nial bradshaw via Flickr Addressing the global epidemic of dementia and improving end-of-life planning and care in the United States are the subjects of two new reports released today by Alzheimer’s Disease International and the Institute of Medicine. Both reports offer insights into the realities of dealing with an aging population and a lack of appropriate services and supports to meet present and future needs. According to ADI, substantial evidence exists that risk for dementia can be reduced by using the same approaches as those which promote cardiovascular health —…
  • Senators push for research into prostate cancer

    Pia Christensen
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Barbara Boxer Two U.S. senators have proposed a bill to support research into prostate cancer, calling for “a national strategy to combat prostate cancer.” Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) have introduced the National Prostate Cancer Council Act, which would establish a body made up of federal agencies, patients, and medical experts. It would coordinate prostate cancer research and services across all federal agencies. Jeff Sessions In a press release announcing the legislation, Sessions said, “Testing and early detection are the keys to combat this disease.
  • No shift to part-time work seen (yet) under ACA

    Joanne Kenen
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Photo by Marta P via Flickr Remember all those stories about people being shifted into part-time work so their employers don’t have to provide health insurance? According to a new Urban Institute report, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, it hasn’t happened. If, and when, the employer mandate fully kicks in (more on that below) things could change. But the anecdotes we’ve heard about employers cutting hours because of the Affordable Care Act are just that – scattered anecdotes. (And when it does occur, it might be a result of other business conditions, not the health…
  • Dental complaints in California pile up unseen

    Mary Otto
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Rachel Cook Reporter Rachel Cook’s “Dental Dangers” series, published this summer in The Bakersfield Californian, explores a long history of complaints and lawsuits against Robert Tupac, D.D.S., who, as a board-certified prosthodontist, specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth. Over three decades, more than a dozen of Tupac’s patients claimed his shoddy work left them with troubles ranging from bone loss to drooling, Cook recounted in her project. Yet her reporting uncovered a state dental board system that allowed the alleged problems with the dentist to pile up…
  • Welcome AHCJ’s newest members

    Len Bruzzese
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Please welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ. All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves. Colin Archdeacon, student, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Brooklyn, N.Y. Jennifer Lehman, student, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Astoria, N.Y. (@juniptulip) Cynthia Magnus, student, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Brooklyn, N.Y. Amy O’Connor, editorial director, Everyday Health, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Jenna O’Donnell, student, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Brooklyn, N.Y. (@jodonn) Rachel Zamzow, graduate…
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    Lifescript

  • Janice Dean’s MS Battle

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Linda Childers, Special to LifescriptAt 37, Janice Dean thought her life was over. A multiple sclerosis diagnosis brought visions of wheelchairs and despair. But Dean didn’t allow the autoimmune disease to undermine her future. In this exclusive Lifescript interview, Dean, now 43, discusses how she’s learned to live well despite having a potentially debilitating condition... Eight years ago, Janice Dean had a thriving career as a meteorologist at Fox News. She was thinking of getting married and planning to have children someday. But as she got ready for a much-needed vacation,…
  • Migraine Relief: 10 Myths and Facts

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

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

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffHealthy skin isn't a mere cosmetic concern for people with diabetes. Depending on the severity of the condition, avoiding diabetes-related skin complications can be an urgent health-care priority.Based on statistics about the risk of skin infection and inflammation among diabetics, the American Diabetes Association has a set of dermatological health guidelines. Foremost among them: Keep skin dry and hydrated.Dry and cracked, or overly moist and sweaty skin, can raise the risk of necrobiosis, a diabetes-related skin disorder in which painful brownish-yellow…
  • Janice Dean’s MS Battle

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Linda Childers, Special to LifescriptAt 37, Janice Dean thought her life was over. A multiple sclerosis diagnosis brought visions of wheelchairs and despair. But Dean didn’t allow the autoimmune disease to undermine her future. In this exclusive Lifescript interview, Dean, now 43, discusses how she’s learned to live well despite having a potentially debilitating condition... Eight years ago, Janice Dean had a thriving career as a meteorologist at Fox News. She was thinking of getting married and planning to have children someday. But as she got ready for a much-needed vacation,…
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  • Fitness Boot Camp One Year Later

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerTechnically, it wasn’t supposed to be fitness boot camp like the one I attended a year ago. The trip organizers went to great pains to emphasize that this was a week-long alpine adventure organized by Mountain Trek, in the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges of eastern British Columbia. But as we arose for yoga stretch before dawn, consumed a paltry 1,400 calories per day, pounded up steep mountain trails for hours at a time and deprived ourselves of coffee, sugar, salt, starch and fat for the week, it sure seemed similar to my…
  • Too Little Salt Intake May Be Bad Too

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerIs too little salt also a bad thing? Current dietary guidelines regarding salt intake may be doing more harm than good, according to an article recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The study tracked more than 100,000 people from around the world for an average of three years. Those who consumed less than 3,000 milligrams of sodium per day had a 27% higher risk of death, heart attack or stroke than those who consumed between 3,000 and 6,000 milligrams. The study backs up a report issued last year by the…
  • Later School Start Time = Better Academic Performance

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerDo you think your kids start the school day too early? You’re not alone. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a policy statement proposing that middle and high schools begin their day no earlier than 8:30 a.m. They point to recent research on the health-and-safety effects of school start times. The academy called on its members to educate children, families and schools about the need for sufficient sleep time for adolescents and teenagers. How much sleep should teens get? Between 8-½ and 9-½ hours…
  • Overtreament of Common Conditions Can Harm You

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

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerPatients dreading colonoscopy now have another non-invasive option for detecting colon cancer. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved Cologuard, a DNA test to screen for colon cancer in people with no symptoms and an average risk of developing the disease. It’s the first test of its kind to be granted clearance by the FDA. Cologuard detects genetic mutations associated with colon cancer in a patient’s stool sample. How? As cancer cells are shed into the intestine, they pass through with the rest of the…
 
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala

  • A tan or a carrot?

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

    Dr. Ayala
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Children ate as much pizza made with whole-wheat crust as that made with refined grain and liked it just as much, a new study shows.
  • Back to school: 5 easy tips to improve kids’ health

    Dr. Ayala
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    The new school year is a chance for new begginings, or at least a few minor adjustments, so here are a few suggestions for simple steps that can add up to better health this coming school year.
  • Study shows diet drinks may build desire yet diminish enjoyment of sweet food

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

    Dr. Ayala
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    Does the food we eat affect our body composition? Let’s start with the obvious: caloric surplus makes you gain weight – too many calories in and too few out and fat accumulates; reverse the equation and weight is shed. But...
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  • Tea Review 538: Teavivre’s Nonpareil Te Gong Huang Shan Mao Feng

    Jason Walker
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
      Origin: Shexian County, Huang Shan, Anhui Harvest: 28 March 2014 Score: 86 Price (as of post): 5 g sample = $3.00  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Teavivre. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to […]
  • Tea & Food Pairings

    Jason Walker
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Ambivalence is the pull of multiple forces tugging you in different directions. Good tea deserves to be appreciated for its own sake. On the other hand, is there a meal that could not be enhanced with a fine tea? In the spirit of Louis Jordan reconciling beans and cornbread, I guess tea and good food can […]
  • Tea Review 537: Lochan’s Doke Rolling Thunder 2013 2F

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

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

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

    Brian Dolan
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    Dallas, Texas-based employee wellness company Viverae has acquired behavioral health company OneHealth for an undisclosed sum. Viverae counts 300 clients in various industries throughout the US that use its health management programs. OneHealth’s offerings will bolster Viverae’s by allowing users to anonymously support each others’ emotional and physical health. OneHealth offers members 24/7 structured peer support, education and tools […]
  • Privacy concerns lead Fitbit to hire a lobbyist in DC

    Brian Dolan
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    About a week ago Fitbit hired a lobbyist firm to represent its interests on the Hill, as the National Journal reported. According to the official lobbyist registration form, Heather Podesta + Partners will help Fitbit “educate lawmakers regarding health and fitness devices”. The form also lists two general issues of interest to Fitbit: health care issues […]
  • Google Glass could help surgeons spot complications sooner

    Jonah Comstock
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    A new pilot study from Stanford University shows that Google Glass can help surgeons monitor patients’ vital signs more closely during surgery, potentially helping them to prevent more complications. Researchers used a software called VitalStream from VitalMedicals, a startup led by a Stanford surgeon who was involved in the study. “During conscious sedation procedures where you […]
  • Report from large employers explores wellness, healthcare cost strategies

    Jonah Comstock
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Chief executive officers from nine large American companies, healthcare and otherwise, released a 130-page report detailing a number of ways the private sector can help reduce the country’s rising healthcare costs, including explaining a lot of the work their own companies are already doing. The CEO Council on Health and Innovation was formed by the Bipartisan […]
  • HCSC, five providers sponsor Healthbox’s third Chicago accelerator program

    Aditi Pai
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    Digital health accelerator Healthbox has added eight companies to its next accelerator, which will be located in Chicago. This is the third Chicago-based Healthbox accelerator. Chicago is also home base for Healthbox Global Partners, the parent company of Healthbox since 2013. Healthbox partnered with a number of companies to launch the class, including insurance company Health Care Service […]
 
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • Retrain Your Brain to Actually Enjoy Eating Healthy Food

    Katie McGrath
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    We all know eating salad is better than eating candy bars, but you can’t control which foods you actually enjoy eating…or can you? This new study brings new meaning to brain food. Shape Magazine recapped a recent study published by Nutrition & Diabetes explaining that it may be possible to neurologically reprogram your brain to prefer [...]
  • Fall for Kale and White Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for Dinner

    Katie McGrath
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    As fall approaches, I can’t get enough of nutrient dense root vegetables. Most notably: the sweet potato. While some prefer variety in their diet, I could eat some form of sweet potato every day: mashed for breakfast, fried for lunch, and stuffed for dinner. Stuffed sweet potato, you ask? Yes. My multiple experiments in the [...]
  • You Can be All About that Bass and the Treble, too

    Cat Poland
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Back in the day, I was a size four. And standing at 5’ 10”, that made me what some might call a “skinny b*tch,” or at least that’s the term Meghan Trainor uses in her smash pop hit, All About that Bass. There was a time I felt kind of sorry for poor, skinny me. [...]
  • Pamela Arias Lost 150 Pounds When She Walked Away from Her Sugar Addiction

    Dani Stone
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Pamela Arias lost over 150 pounds. After being overweight for most of her life, Pamela admits she weighs 24 pounds more right now than she did in the 6th grade. “And to think that I lived my entire life this way until I was 38 years old,” she said. “I’m so glad I made the [...]
  • Battle of the Beverages: Tea is Better for Long-Term Health than Coffee

    Elizabeth
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    It’s sure to start a battle of the beverages, but a new study is making the claim that tea may be better for your long-term health than coffee. Presented in France, this study looked at the overall health of both tea and coffee drinkers for seven years. As Shape reveals, those who drank tea had [...]
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    Blogged Arteries

  • Is This Any Way to Treat a Doctor?

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Our Facebook page is exploding with likes, shares, and comments on our new Doctors Are Under Siege by the Federal Regulatory Barrage flyer. It has garnered rave reviews from physicians around Texas... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Six Serious Problems with "Value-Based" Purchasing and How to Solve Them

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

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

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

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    10 Jun 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Dr. Lockhart (Chicago) - Led by the delegations from Texas and Florida, the American Medical Association House of Delegates today called on President Barack Obama to "to take immediate action to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Health in 30

  • LinkedIn Pulse | Empathy: Beyond a Connection

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

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

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

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

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

  • Handstands in the Garage

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    Today's Workout was an early one in the garage.It was simple, and a bit random, with the purpose of adding more reps to the 33,333 challenge. Totals were: 300 bodyweight squats, 50 decline pushups, 50 elevated pushups, 18 handstand pushups, 100 bodyweight rows, 75 ab wheel rollouts (although the rollouts don't count towards the 33,333, of course).518 reps.Then a FB Fitness QnA.Q: I'm in week
  • Push and Pull back in Canadia

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    Back to barbell workouts in Canadia. I had a smooth trip home from Vegas yesterday, and arrived at the ol' farm at 9pm. Fell asleep by 10pm, and was in the gym this morning by 10am for a deadlift session. 100 squats and 100 pushups in the warmup 1A) Trap Bar Deadlift 1B) Box Jumps 1C) Bench Press - performance was up even though I did heavy db presses and lots of pushups yesterday...all
  • Hopefully Home from Vegas Today

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    Well yesterday through a wrench in my plans. When I checked my flight status, it showed an 8 hour delay.What?Surely something's wrong. I called my travel agent. "Yep, a mechanical problem with the plane has pushed the flight back. You won't get into Toronto until 3am."Uh, no thanks. That's when I get up! So I decided to stay an extra day in Vegas, and it worked out well because I finished a LOT
  • Last Workout in Vegas

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    Finished up one last quick and sweaty bodyweight workout in Vegas before it was time to head off to the airport. A classic Vegas 555 workout of 555 bodyweight reps from:Squat 325 repsPushup 130 repsBurpee 80 repsChin 10 reps Row 10 repsThis was well fueled by last night's big dinner at Joe's Stone Crab over in Caeser's Palace. Bedros and I always try to get in a visit to the Las Vegas or Miami
  • Vegas Walk and Workout Part 3

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    Last night's dinner was a great time with Jon & Andrea Benson, Jason Ferruggia, Bedros Keuilian, and Mikey "NY Strip pansteak for dinner" Whitfield. I had a big pork chop, a highly underrated steakhouse meal. Earlier in the day ol' Jay Ferruggia went for our annual walk up and down the Vegas strip. We caught up on his training, his podcast, his 8-week long 40th birthday party celebration,
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    Health Wonk Review

  • Health Wonk Review - upcoming hosts

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    September 25 - Billy Wynne at Healthcare Lighthouse October 9 - Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters October 23 - Jennifer Salopek at Wing of Zock November 6 - Louise Norris at Colorado Health Insurance Insider November 20 - David Harlow at HealthBlawg December 4 - Hank Stern at InsureBlog December 18 - Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider January 1, 2015 - Holiday hiatus January 15, 2015 - Vince Kuraitis at e-Care Managment Blog January 29, 2015 - Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist
  • New Health Wonk Review at Health Business Blog

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    David Williams has posted Health Wonk Review: September 11, 2014 at Health Business Blog
  • New Health Wonk Review at Wright on Health

    14 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    Brad Wright has posted Health Wonk Review: August Recess Edition at Wright on Health.
  • New Health Wonk Review at Wing of Zock

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:03 am
    Jennifer Salopek has posted Health Wonk Review: Polar Vortex Edition at Wing of Zock.
  • New Health Wonk Review at Workers' Comp Insider

    19 Jun 2014 | 1:25 am
    Julie Ferguson has posted Health Wonk Review: The "Undeterred by World Cup Fever" Issue at Workers' Comp Insider.
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    Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

  • The Next Chapter of Obamacare

    7 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Welcome back from the summer. It's been pretty quiet lately on the Obamcare front. So quiet, that there has been a flurry of articles recently over how Obamacare has dropped to a second or even third tier issue and will hardly matter come election-time. Wishful thinking. Obamacare has largely been out of the news cycle for a couple of months but that is about to change. A few thoughts. The
  • Average California Obamacare Rate Increase Only 4%––Success!!!

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

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

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

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

  • Waiting for HIPAA Clarity? Who Has Time?

    David Harlow
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum: Managing Social Media While Protecting Privacy and Security

    David Harlow
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • OCR Audits: The Skinny

    David Harlow
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Health Care Conferences This Fall

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

    David Harlow
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
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    InsureBlog

  • Geronimo!

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    The 2015 Obamacare open enrollment is less than 2 months away and already some carriers have cold feet and are read to bail.With less than 4 months of credible claim data to work with the "Blue Ox" of Minnesota is pulling the plug.PreferredOne, the insurer that sold nearly 60 percent of all private health plans on Minnesota's Obamacare exchange, on Tuesday said it would leave that marketplace. PreferredOne's plans were the lowest-cost options on that exchange, known as MNSure.PreferredOne cited the costs of doing business on MNSure as the reason for its surprising decision, saying that…
  • Exchanges, Carriers and Ch-ch-changes

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Just because the Federal Exchange is a hot, hacktastic mess, there's no reason to think that those run by individual states are in such sorry shape.Right?Ummmm:"Maryland officials are planning a gradual rollout of the state's health insurance website to avoid problems"Oh? And what kind of "problems" are we talking about?Oh, those kinds of problems:"... glitches can be worked out and the system won’t be overwhelmed with requests"Yeah, one could see where that might be a problem. After all, there'll likely be tens (hundreds?) of thousands of Old Line State citizens eagerly shopping for their…
  • Cavalcade of Risk #217 is up!‏

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Rebecca Shafer turns in another great roundup of risky posts, from Dopey Audacity to Your Mama's WC (Worker's Comp):Do check it out!Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Champions? Are You Serious?

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    I happened to run across a webinar invite for assorted Obamacare helpers that included the term Champions for Healthcare.What the heck?So I asked Prof. Google and here is what I found.Millions of people signed up for health coverage in the initial year of the federally-run Health Insurance Marketplace. For 2015 coverage, the open enrollment period will run from November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015. Champions are key to sharing this information with their networks and communities.CMSAnother DC giveaway program that spends taxpayer money instead of using EXISTING conduits (that would be…
  • La plus ca change, 404Care.gov-style

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Another week, another 404Care.gov security scandal. The latest iteration come to us courtesy of the General Accounting Office:"HealthCare.gov [sic], President Barack Obama's health insurance exchange, has security and privacy protection vulnerabilities ... despite steps taken by [CMS] for security and privacy protection, weaknesses remain in the processes used for managing information security and privacy."No kidding.But here's something that seems to be under the radar, and which I think may prove to be another major problem for those of us who continue to sell health insurance:Yesterday, a…
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    Health Business Blog

  • Cavalcade of Risk is up at AMAXX

    David Williams
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    AMAXX hosts a crisp, clear Cavalcade of Risk blog carnival, with informative posts on Obamacare, workers comp and medical marijuana.
  • Take a deep breath: Marijuana product placement is on the way

    David Williams
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    Coming soon Paid product placements for cigarettes are back on the big screen. The tobacco industry agreed in 1998 not to pay for product placement in movies. But electronic cigarettes weren’t around then and aren’t included in the ban. Some brands are now pushing the envelope, according to the Wall Street Journal: Throughout the movie [Cymbeline], actress Milla Jovovich puffs away on an e-cigarette called a SmokeStik. In one scene, signs for the brand hang in a convenience store next to condoms and calling cards. The product’s cameo appearance comes courtesy of…
  • Republican dominated states swallowing their pride on Medicaid expansion

    David Williams
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Time to swallow it, fellas, and expand Medicaid Pennsylvania and now Utah are joining other Republican-run states that have decided to say yes to the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act after all, after obstinately deciding to say no after the Supreme Court effectively made expansion optional more than two years ago. It makes perfect sense. As I’ve described repeatedly (see Texas cuts off its nose to spite its face… and On Medicaid expansion, poor states are subsidizing rich ones) refusing Medicaid expansion is self-defeating for a state. With elections coming up…
  • Health Wonk Review: September 11, 2014

    David Williams
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    Nothing to be ashamed of Welcome to the September 11, 2014 edition of the Health Wonk Review. We’ve got a hearty and healthy set of posts from our wonkish community, including submissions on Obamacare, Medicare, performance measurement and power plants. Medicare anyone? In The 125 percent solution, Health Affairs  bloggers including Elliot Fisher suggest using Medicare as the benchmark for all payments to providers. “If every patient and every insurance company always had the option of paying 125 percent of the Medicare price for any service, we would effectively cap the worst…
  • China syndrome: Rich flee mainland for medical care abroad

    David Williams
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Coming for radiation treatment in the US? I feel bad for the patients profiled in Desperate Chinese Seek Medical Care Abroad in the Wall Street Journal. I’ll note upfront that I’m no expert in the Chinese system. But from what I’ve read here and elsewhere it’s not uncommon for hospitals and physicians to push profitable, expensive services and products that are not in the patients’ best interests. As a result, those with means are looking abroad for relief. Some are winging it to the US, and the article paints a flattering –albeit anecdotal…
 
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    The Population Health Blog

  • Telehealth Helps!

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm
    ... and have you taken your pills today?Are you in the "telehealth" business?  Do you sell, buy, broker or provide remote monitoring, telephonic follow-up, internet-based patient management, handheld health apps, video-support or home-based medical devices?  Then you'll probably want to download this 32 page paper. Bashur and colleagues set out to review every good (defined as any controlled study with a valid concurrent comparison group with at least 150 study subjects) research paper on the impact of telehealth on three conditions: heart failure, stroke and chronic…
  • Is One DIet Program Better Than Another for Weight Loss?

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:33 pm
    As a doctor, the Population Health Blog was often asked by overnourished patients to help find a "best" diet.  Its advice to simply eat less and skip desert, however, was insufficient to overcome the commercial programs' allure of word-of-mouth, dubious advertising and fanciful on-line marketing . As a result, many desperate PHB patients fell into closed loops of pseudoscience, anecdotal testimonials and expertly crafted statements "not evaluated by the FDA." As a population-health skeptic, the outcomes-focused PHB was never convinced that one commercial diet plan…
  • Of Risk Stratification, Health System Variation and "Stupid" Decision-Making

    12 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    A fly in the ointmentYears ago, a middle-aged Population Health Blog patient came in for a routine follow-up appointment.  Since his last visit, he had developed iron deficiency anemia. Since slow blood loss can be a sign of an early and curable cancer in the gastrointestinal tract, the PHB recommended a series of unpleasant tests. After a rather routine explanation of the time, expense and inconvenience of those tests, the patient surprised the PHB with a one-word answer: "No."He went on to live for decades.Which brings the PHB to this JAMA article on individually-tailored…
  • The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up!

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    Are you proud to be a "wonk?"  Well, you can burnish your wonky credentials by clicking here and checking out David Williams' latest edition of the Health Wonk Review. You can learn about using the Medicare fee schedule to rationalize pricing, bundled payment, old problems and new proposals for U.S. healthcare reform, the VA and much, much more.
  • Is the United States the Only Country Into "Patient Engagement?" (plus a definition)

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Patient engagement is there too!The answer is no.  Check out this paper in Health Affairs that defines patient engagement as ordinary people who manage their own health by shifting the clinical paradigm from determining “what is the matter?” to discovering “what matters to me?”  The authors point out that patient engagement is a phenomenon in Great Britain, the United Arab Emirates, India and the United States:England's "Big White Wall" is an online community accessible via handhelds or computers where persons with psychological distress can find support…
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    e-CareManagement blog

  • Will Apple’s Strategic Beachhead Be Doctors, Not Patients?

    Vince Kuraitis
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Last week Apple held a huge media event to announce forthcoming products, including the iPhone 6, 6+ and Apple Watch.  Many of us in the healthcare world had been sitting on the edge our seats, hopefully awaiting news detailing Apple’s broader strategy in entering healthcare.  We were disappointed — no mention of Apple HealthKit, no doctors on the main stage, only a few teasers about how the Watch might be used in fitness and health monitoring. Apple is a consumer technology company, and it’s natural to think that their efforts in healthcare will be aimed directly at…
  • Health Data Privacy Shouldn’t Mean “Stuff your health information in your mattress” [Quote]

    Vince Kuraitis
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Our focus has been to figure out how to accommodate the 5% of patients that get their peace of mind knowing that they have absolute control of every piece of their data. Our focus really should be on the 95% that get their peace of mind knowing that when they show up in the ER, all of their data will be there. Lawrence Garber MD, Internist/Medical Director for Informatics, Reliant Medical Group. Comment at ONC JASON Task Force, July 2014. Permalink: e-caremanagement.com/?p=3815   The post Health Data Privacy Shouldn’t Mean “Stuff your health information in your…
  • Swiss Cheese Health Insurance? “Benefits Adequacy” Moves To Front & Center

    Vince Kuraitis
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Swiss cheese health insurance?So, so many holes. Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation’s health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers. The Washington Post In the past year, network adequacy has been one of the hot button issues for Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) in the Federal health insurance exchange. Network adequacy has focused on access to care providers and the narrow networks used by many health plans. In the next year, the big issue will be around benefits adequacy,…
  • Patient Digital Health Platforms…A First Take

    Vince Kuraitis
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    This post was originally published on the HIMSS blog with the title “Patient Digital Health Platforms (PDHPs): An Epicenter of Healthcare Transformation?” Apple’s recent announcement about its HealthKit platform is a beacon of a much bigger trend. We are at the early stages in the rise of a new business and IT ecosystem: Patient Digital Health Platforms (PDHPs) These new platforms should be high on the radar screens of healthcare providers. While v1.0 of PDHPs is starting fairly narrow, companies will be highly incentivized to move up the food chain into mainstream health…
  • MCOL Thought Leaders: Implications of Narrow Networks

    Vince Kuraitis
    28 Feb 2014 | 2:26 pm
    ow far will the trend towards narrower health plan networks go – and what are the implications?”   Alexander Domaszewicz Principal, Mercer ACA legislation put many guardrails on health program design – premium cost sharing must be affordable based on percent of pay and cost sharing through design requires at least a 60% value plan. Narrow networks are one of the few areas that insurers and program sponsors still have left to positively impact cost and quality while staying compliant. The increased use and focus on local plans through exchanges, both public and private, will…
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    Colorado Health Insurance Insider

  • How to avoid frustration with these 6 open enrollment tips

    Louise
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    Our guide to being prepared. The post How to avoid frustration with these 6 open enrollment tips appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: 2015 Obamacare Open Enrollment is November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015 Connect for Health Colorado Updates On The End Of Open Enrollment for Health Insurance in 2014 Short term health insurance is your best option if you missed open enrollment
  • Assigning an agent/broker with Connect for Health Colorado

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

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

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

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

  • Employers lose interest in providing health insurance

    Jason Shafrin
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Recent reforms have lead more and more employers to shift employees to health insurance exchanges.  A PwC report states: Thirty-two percent of employers are considering moving their active employees to a private exchange in the next three years, according to PwC’s 2014 Touchstone survey of 1,200 employers. Many employers already offer online tools similar to exchanges for other benefits such as retirement, which could boost uptake. Public exchanges are particularly attractive for small employers (who face higher insurance rates due to higher load factors) and firms with high employee…
  • Health IT in Four Countries

    Jason Shafrin
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
    How have different countries developed their health IT systems? A paper by Adler-Milstein et. al in Health Affairs provides some insight. I summarize their findings below. Australia. In the 1990s-early 2000s, the government supported the adoption of EHRs through federal incentives to general practitioners. These efforts focused primarily on EHRs with e-prescribing. In 2005 the national and state governments established the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) to develop a national EHR system, which included unique identifiers for patients and providers. The national EHR system that…
  • HWR + More

    Jason Shafrin
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:11 pm
    David Williams hosts this week’s Health Work Review at the Health Business Blog.  If you need more entertainment for the end of your week, check out the links below as well. Eradicating Ebola in 100 days. Teachers with coding skills. Using social media to track adverse events. Uber goes to Lambeau. “…unless they get paid differently.”
  • The Apple Watch and Health

    Jason Shafrin
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Apple recently unveiled its smart watch.  The watch not only is a mini-computer, but it can help improve your health. Pharmafile reports: The watch comes with an app that promises to calculate all kinds of data including heart rate, calories burned and other metrics in one place – and can also count how many stairs you climb. Although the Apple’s new technology is exciting, some health experts are disappointed. Much of this monitoring software and hardware is already available through a variety of existing apps from Apple and its rivals Samsung, along with Google’s…
  • Will Obamacare Increase the share of Part-Time Workers?

    Jason Shafrin
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:56 pm
    The ACA requires large employers to provide coverage to all full-time workers. However, providing insurance is costly. Will employers avoid this requirement by hiring more part-time workers? An Urban Institute report claims that this is not the case. We find no evidence that the ACA had already started increasing part-time work before 2014. We find a small increase in part-time work in 2014 beyond what would be expected at this point in the economic recovery based on prior experience since 2000. This increase in part-time work is fully attributable to an increase in involuntary part-time…
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  • Cavalcade of Risk #217

    Julie Ferguson
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Cavalcade of Risk #217 is live, covering such wide-ranging topics from the Audacity of Dope to the state of the residual property market. Rebecca Shafer hosts at the WC Roundup blog - check it out!...
  • "Calling a dog's tail a leg does not make it a leg": Big court loss for FedEx

    Julie Ferguson
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Over the years, we've devoted a few dozen posts to the issue of FedEx and its drivers. Here's the issue in a nutshell: FedEx thinks its Ground drivers are independent contractors and the drivers generally disagree. For the eleven years we've been blogging, this issue has been wending its way through state courts, with a win for the company here,...
  • Health Wonk Review: September 11, 2014; plus, a 9-11 remembrance

    Julie Ferguson
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    David Williams posts the first issue of the fall season at Health Business Blog - Health Wonk Review: September 11, 2014. Topics include Obamacare, Medicare, performance measurement, power plants and more... And speaking of 9/11... Our condolences to all who lost loved ones on 9-11 -- our thoughts particularly go to the many heroic 9-11 first responders - both those...
  • 9/11 Remembrance

    Tom Lynch
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    If you're looking for something about workers' compensation, might as well stop reading now, because this isn't about workers' compensation, although we know that 9/11 produced a slew of claims . No, this is a brief post to share my 9/11 tribute song recorded on 28 September 2011 at one of the three greatest small concert halls in American -...
  • Update on Obesity in America

    Julie Ferguson
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Trust for America's Health and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, a 136 page report that can be downloaded in PDF. This is the most recent in a series of updates on the topic of obesity, and while the report is guardedly more optimistic about the nation's obesity rate...
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    Health Beat by Maggie Mahar

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • You Say You Want Some Revolutions? - Famed Academic Physician Dr Milton Packer's Endless Alternating Turns as Drug Company Spokesperson and FDA Advisor

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Last week, we noted  we again discussed the web of conflicts of interest that is draped over medicine and health care, and seems responsible for much of our current health care dysfunction.  We have discussed examples of conflicts of interest affecting clinical research, clinical teaching, clinical care, and health care policy.  Each time I think we must have cataloged all the useful examples, a striking new one appears.Only a few days later, yet another new variant has in fact appeared. A New Kind of Revolving Door A new version of the "revolving door" apparently was first…
  • Higher Authorities? - Pharmaceutical Companies, Addiction Experts, and Marijuana Policy

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    We have often discussed the web of conflicts of interest that is draped over medicine and health care, and seems responsible for much of our current health care dysfunction.  We have discussed examples of conflicts of interest affecting clinical research, clinical teaching, clinical care, and health care policy.  Each time I think we must have cataloged all the useful examples, a striking new one appears.So, let us get down into the weeds, so to speak, in the trendy new area of marijuana policy.I am not about to express an opinion on whether marijuana will prove to be useful in…
  • Does organized medicine need to "man up" on healthcare information technology risk and harms?

    8 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    After reading a number of articles on healthcare IT problems over the past few years authored by leaders of organized medicine, please excuse me if I wonder out loud if organized medicine's leadership does not suffer from healthcare IT ignorance, low "T", or both.Case in point, a article by Robert B. Doherty, Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs & Public Policy, American College of Physicians that appeared in the Philadelphia newspapers blog site "The Field Clinic" today, Monday, September 8, 2014.The article is entitled "Why doctors hate electronic health records" (no kindness…
  • Logical Fallacies in Defense of the PARADIGM - HF Trial of Valsartan - Sacubitril, Suppsedly the "Game Changer" for Heart Failure

    5 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    We frequently discuss how commercial sponsors manipulate clinical research to serve their interests.  There have been many cases of commercially sponsored controlled trials ostensibly designed to assess their sponsors' products manipulated to make these products look better.Unfortunately, often such manipulation seems to escape public notice.  What skepticism they may generate often gets little notice, an example of the anechoic effect.  Very rarely do the people responsible for the trial deign to address skeptical criticism. However, we recently noted that cogent…
  • EHR safety, a false sense of security, and epistemological problems in the Medical Informatics community

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    Neil Versel is an author of many articles about healthcare information technology.  He recently published "Patient safety in the balance: Questions mount about EHRs and a wide range of patient safety concerns" (http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/patient-safety-balance) in Healthcare IT News, August 27, 2014, also appearing in the Sept. 2014 print edition.His article contained a sidebar on my views "A 'false sense of security'" (http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/false-sense-security).I thought my feedback back to him would be of interest, centering on a published comment of the…
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    Medical Connectivity

  • FDA Takes Step Backwards with New MDDS Guidance

    Tim Gee
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    This summer, FDA proposed lifting regulations from certain currently regulated medical devices. This unprecedented policy shift targets devices known as Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS) and is intended to benefit the mobile app industry and companies like Google, Apple and others. The current regulatory burden for MDDS devices is Class I, 510(k) exempt. This means manufacturers have to follow a basic quality system (i.e., design controls) on par with ISO9001, and report instances of patient injury or death in addition to any product recalls to FDA. The following is a guest blog post…
  • Inaugural Clinical Alarm Safety Symposium

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

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

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

    BMoorman
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I was listening today to the CE-IT Webinar on CE and HIT from the 2014 AAMI conference in Philadelphia. Much of the session reviewed what has happened over the last five years and it got me thinking about my experiences and what I’ve seen over the last ten years in medical device connectivity and remote monitoring. It’s been an interesting ride and yet I realize there are a few basic ideas that have resonated over the years. These basic ideas are: Specifying those requirements that are unique to my situation are where I have the most control in acquisition; There are other players in the…
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    Health in 30

  • LinkedIn Pulse | Empathy: Beyond a Connection

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

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

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

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

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

    5 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    The Healthcare IT Toolkit, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Healthcare IT related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Healthcare IT research:The Active Advantage: Why Networking Leaders Are Embracing ADC ClusteringThe Key to Cost Effective WAN Optimization10 Things to Look for in a Disaster Recovery ProviderStop Password Sprawl with SaaS Single Sign-On via Active DirectoryRequest Free!
  • PLM Best Practices for Medical Device Manufacturers to Ensure Quality

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    In the medical device industry, the success of a company is driven by its ability to bring innovative, cost-effective products to market quickly.In this eBook "PLM Best Practices for Medical Device Manufacturers to Ensure Quality", discover why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory bodies see the concept of total product lifecycle (TPLC) management as the gold standard for ensuring quality and guiding a medical device from concept to completion.You’ll also learn how a product life cycle management (PLM) solution enables medical device companies to predict…
  • Hospitals & Health Networks

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    Hospitals & Health Networks chronicles the values and ideas that drive the new era in health care. H&HN is the place leaders turn for new insights and to recharge their imagination. H&HN stands for stewardship, creativity and results. It delivers short, high-impact reporting and analyses on trends and issues that interest health care executives and emerging leaders. H&HN covers the trends that drive strategic decision-making in health care provider and payer institutions across the country.Request Free!
  • Managed Care On-Line

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    Your MCOL Subscription provides a package of valuable eNewsletters covering a range of key health care business topics. What's more, you get access to the subscriber only web site, with newsletter archives and a wide variety of valuable content.Request Free!
  • Nutritional Outlook

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    Published nine times per year, each issue analyzes developments in regulations, ingredients, quality control, manufacturing technology, packaging, marketing and new products.Request Free!
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  • TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT AT AVOIDING THE FLU THIS SEASON

    Jeanne Hambleton
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT AT AVOIDING THE FLU THIS SEASON Flu Vaccine from Physician Offers Important Health Check Up, Says Loyola Infectious Disease Specialist From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Released: 12-Sep-2014 Source: Loyola University Health System Getting your annual flu shot from your physician affords an opportunity for an overall health checkup, says Jorge Parada, MD, medical director of infectious disease at Loyola University Health System. (A health check-up would be nice. In our surgery for flu jabs  we queue up like children waiting for dinner. The nurses do about…
  • HIGH-DOSE FLU VACCINE MORE EFFECTIVE IN ELDERLY

    Jeanne Hambleton
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    HIGH-DOSE FLU VACCINE MORE EFFECTIVE IN ELDERLY From FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton 13-Aug-2014                                                 Source: Vanderbilt University Medical Center Citations New England Journal of Medicine   Newswise — High-dose influenza vaccine is 24 percent more effective than the standard-dose vaccine in protecting persons ages 65 and over against influenza illness and its complications, according to a Vanderbilt-led study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The multi-center…
  • MORE MEDICAL TROUBLES

    Jeanne Hambleton
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    For MORE MEDICAL TROUBLES see fmsglobalnews.wordpress.com GPS FACE IMMEDIATE CAP ON CHILD FLU VACCINE ORDERS From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton PULSE TODAY                        September  15 2014 | By Caroline Price   GP practices will only be able to order a maximum of 50 doses of nasal flu vaccine next week to start routine immunisations in children, public health officials have warned. Public Health England (PHE) said it will be temporarily capping orders of the new Fluenz Tetra vaccine at 50 doses – or five packs – per practice per…
  • SMOKE THIS!

    Jeanne Hambleton
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    SMOKE THIS! PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACTS OF E-CIGARETTES From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Released: 11-Sep-2014 Source Newsroom: Kids + Chemical Safety Science Outreach & Initiative Newswise — Smoking (or “vaping”) with an e-cigarette creates an inhalable form of nicotine that the user can breathe in, just like a normal cigarette. In fact, many e-cigarettes are designed to look just like a regular cigarette, cigar, or pipe. However, one big difference between an e-cigarette and a regular cigarette is that an e-cigarette does not contain tobacco. Instead, an e-cigarette…
  • NEW LIDOCAINE OR COLLAGEN PAIN KILLER PATCH

    Jeanne Hambleton
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    NUS RESEARCHERS INVENT NOVEL MICRONEEDLE PATCH FOR FASTER AND EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF PAINKILLER AND COLLAGEN The innovative transdermal delivery system boasts shorter fabrication time and commercial scalability From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Released: 5-Sep-2014 Source: National University of Singapore Citations Molecular Pharmaceutics   Newswise — Individuals who are squeamish about injections or are looking for a way to let collagen penetrate deeper into the skin may soon have a solution that is faster, more effective and painless. The key lies in a small adhesive…
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    DermTV

  • A Spotty Rash: Tinea Versicolor

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

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

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

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

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

    Sabra Way
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    Being an inhabitant almost in every garden, it is so well known, that it needs no description. -The Complete Herbal 1653 Lavender (Lavendula augustifolia) is a gentle medicinal herb that has been used to treat nervousness, anxiety, depression and tension. In The Earthwise Herbal  it is also listed as being for the persons who are perfectionist, over conscious, depressed and anxious associated with irritable bowel, having insomnia and active in the mind. It seems to me this might be the perfect herb for out times! It is often employed as a essential oil but it can be used as a tincture and…
  • A Sniff of Cinnamon for Allergic Rhinitis

    Sabra Way
    23 May 2014 | 8:48 am
    A recent study was published on using cinnamon as a nasal wash for seasonal allergic rhinitis. Nasal washes are not a new thing and many people now use saline nasal washes to great effect. This caught my interest as I had not thought of cinnamon in this way. Herbal folk often combine herbs in nasal washes. Here I will refer you to an excellent article by Jim McDonald who has a wonderful way with words and if you suffer from sinusitis  is a must read. Another article of interest by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa is worth reading too.  In the study  they had 40 participants with…
  • A Heated Debate: Fire Cider!

    Sabra Way
    31 Jan 2014 | 5:10 am
      If you are in the herbal community or follow it at all you will not likely have missed the fire cider debate. Forgove me, but it's hot right now and shows no sign of burning out! Seems someone has trademarked the name fire cider as they make and market a product by this generic name. It seems akin to trademarking the words minestrone soup because I make a good one and sell it. There are lots of minstrone soup recipes and makers out there so how can I own a name that has been around well before I was born!  Fire cider has a long history in the herbal community and seems most likely to…
  • Vitalism? Does it Hinder or Help Herbalism?

    Sabra Way
    22 Jan 2014 | 11:31 am
      In one of my on-line herbalist email lists a former herbalist announced the publication of her 2 part thesis Vitalism in Contemporary Western Herbal Medicine. I was intrigued. I have read a lot about vitalism and heard it mentioned in many readings about herbalism and confess my understanding was simplistic after reading this 2-part thesis. I found both parts to be fascinating and at times hard to follow as they were very technical in the definition of, the history and use of the term 'vitalism'. What I came away with is that many times the term is misused when looking at the…
  • Probiotics: On the WHAT's HOT 2013 Supplement List

    Sabra Way
    21 Nov 2013 | 7:32 am
    Probiotics have been in the news a lot. They are the hot new supplement! There are lots of blog posts out there showing how to ferment food and why it is so healthful to mainstream yogurt companies toting the benefits of probiotics. However, you choose to get your healthy bacteria there are studies being published frequently.  A few recent articles involving probiotics that are interesting. Intestinal microbiota, probiotics and mental health: from Metchnikoff to modern advances: Part I – autointoxication revisited  ‘The control of man’s diet is readily accomplished, but mastery over…
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  • Physical Injuries

    Vitals
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
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  • A Parents’ Guide to Keeping Your Children Healthy

    Vitals
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    With school back in session, now is an important time to take a quick children’s health lesson, according to James Hubbard, MD, MPH, a family doctor who runs the website TheSurvivalDoctor.com and is author of the Living Ready Pocket Manual: First Aid. He points out that in addition to bringing home schoolwork, your children are […]
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    The Search Principle: views are my own

  • Canada needs better coordination for health information

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

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

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

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

    Dean Giustini
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Ubc medical residents 2014 from Dean Giustini
 
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    Better Health

  • Why I Still Don’t Hate Being A Doctor

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

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

    Dr. Val Jones
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    As a physician who openly despises many aspects of current EMRs (see “How An EMR Gave My Patient Syphilis” or “The Medical Chart: Ground Zero For The Deterioration Of Patient Care” ) I recognize that they are here to stay. And so, since we’re all stuck with these digital middlemen, I have some suggestions (based on popular social media platform functionality) for making them better. 1. Likes. Healthcare providers should be able to “vote up” an excellent note in the medical record. Let’s face it, not all doctors are equally good at documentation.
  • What Is The Most Important Quality In A Physician?

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

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

  • Smartsheet Cloud-based Collaboration Tool Helps Manage Acute Patients (Interview)

    Editors
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    Smartsheet.com, a company out of Bellevue, WA, developed a spreadsheet-inspired collaboration tool that is used to manage a wide variety of team projects, task lists, event management, and business processes. The app offers real-time collaboration, file sharing, automated notifications, and powerful project management features, and can be used on any device. According to the company, Smartsheet is now being used at Northeast Georgia Medical Center to communicate more quickly and accurately about acute cardiac patients. To find out more about this tool, we did a Q&A with Brent Frei,…
  • Symetis ACURATE neo Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Approved in Europe

    Editors
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Symentis, a company out of Écublens, Switzerland, won CE Mark approval to introduce its ACURATE neo transcatheter aortic heart valve in the EU. The valve is delivered via the transfemoral route and is compatible with 15 French balloon-expandable and 18 French rigid sheaths. It’s made out of three porcine pericardial leaflets on top of a nitinol stent. Some info from a study of the ACURATE neo valve from Symentis’ announcement: Symetis conducted a single-arm, prospective, multicenter trial at six centers of excellence in Brazil, Germany and Japan enrolling 89 high-risk patients…
  • Medtronic NC Euphora Noncompliant Balloon Catheter Promises Tight Fit for Drug Eluting Stents

    Editors
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Medtronic received FDA clearance for its NC Euphora Noncompliant Balloon Dilatation Catheter and the company is showing off the new device at the ongoing Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting in Washington, D.C. The device is used to push drug eluting stents against vessel walls in order to achieve a high level of contact, improving drug transfer and helping to prevent stent narrowing, restenosis, and the formation of blood clots. Device features according to Medtronic’s announcement: Superior Deliverability: PowerTrac(TM) technology provides superior deliverability…
  • Firsthand Technology Shows Off Virtual Reality Tech for Medicine at TEDMED 2014

    Editors
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    Some years ago we covered SnowWorld, a virtual reality video game used to help relieve pain. At last week’s TEDMED we met Ari Hollander, the CEO of Firsthand Technologies, the company that developed the game and that has been working on many other related projects. Ari took the opportunity to give our audience a quick overview of the new things his company is up to.   Flashback: SnowWorld VR for Pain… Firsthand homepage…
  • Gizmonyx Technology to Overcome Tunnel Vision

    Editors
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    TEDMED 2014 wrapped up last week, and we were as always enlightened, challenged, and humbled by the speakers that appeared on stage. Now we turn to what we found in The Hive, a showcase of novel medical technologies and a place where participants were able to meet the speakers and discuss their talks. We naturally gravitated to the medical gadgetry on display, and first up is Gizmonyx, a company that developed special electronic glasses to help people with tunnel vision to see everything in front of them. Gizmonyx homepage…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Pendulum Wave Demonstration (video)

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is a large-scale demonstration of the interaction between period and pendulum length, using 16 bowling balls hung from a wooden frame.Here are answers to some common questions: What am I seeing? How does this work?The length of time it takes a ball to swing back and forth one time to return to its starting position is dependent on the length of the pendulum, not the mass of the ball. A longer pendulum will take longer to complete one cycle than a shorter pendulum. The lengths of the pendula in this demonstration are all different and were calculated so that in about 2:40, the balls all…
  • Care of the Homeless - 2014 review from Am Fam Physician

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The impact of the problemOn any given night, more than 610,000 persons in the United States are homeless; a little more than one-third of these are families. Homeless persons are more likely to become ill, have greater hospitalization rates, and are more likely to die at a younger age than the general population. The average life span for a homeless person is between 42 and 52 years. Homeless children are much sicker and have more academic and behavioral problems. What are the causes?Insufficient personal income and the lack of affordable housing are the major reasons for homelessness. A…
  • How playing an instrument benefits your brain - TED-Ed video

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • The Science of Depression - moving from neurotransmitters to neurogenesis and synaptogenesis

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    From ASAP Science: What's going on inside the brain of a depressed person?Recent thinking suggests that rather than a shortage of serotonin, a lack of synaptogenesis (the growth of new synapses, or nerve contacts) and neurogenesis (the generation and migration of new neurons) could cause depression.The main group of medications to treat depression, SSRIs, might promote synaptogenesis and neurogenesis by turning on genes that make ITGB3 as well as other proteins that are involved in these processes. ITGB3 stands for integrin beta-3.If the neurogenesis and synaptogenesis hypothesis holds, a…
  • Chronic Daily Headache: What is the cause? (2014 Am Fam Physician review)

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    What is the definition of chronic daily headache?Chronic daily headache is defined as the presence of a headache on 15 days or more per month for at least 3 months. What are the causes?The most common types of chronic daily headache are chronic migraines and chronic tension-type headaches. If a red flag for a secondary cause of headache is present, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head should be performed. All patients should be asked about medication overuse, which can increase the frequency of headaches. Patients who overuse medications for abortive therapy for headache should be…
 
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    ScienceRoll

  • Win a Copy of The Guide to the Future of Medicine!

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    There is a giveaway contest on Goodreads.com open until the 1st of October. If you enter with one click, you can become one of the 10 winners who will receive a paperback copy of my recently released... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • If you struggle with IT, here is why you shouldn’t give up!

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:53 pm
    In my book, I wrote a section about why it is crucial for people who struggle with IT not to give up now. The reason is that a lot of developments coming out in the coming months and years will make... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • 10 Things I Learnt While Writing The Guide to the Future of Medicine

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    I just wrote my first post on my Linkedin channel about an interesting experience I had while writing my book. I hope you will like it. While writing my book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, I... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Medicine in 2064: Video

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Daniel Kraft, the Executive Director of Exponential Medicine, shared the main content of his presentations in a few minutes in a video produced by Alger. Enjoy! Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • My Wearable Health Trackers: Tickr Run

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    In this edition of my series about wearable health trackers that I use, I have already described Tinké, AliveCor, Pebble and Withings. When I go out for a run, I use the Runkeeper app on my Android... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • Should We Be Done With Describing Health Disparities?

    Yukiko Asada and David Kindig
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    A recent Health Affairs podcast featured a conversation with AcademyHealth president and CEO Lisa Simpson on health disparities along with Darrell Gaskin, the lead of one of the panel sessions at the 2014 National Health Policy Conference (NHPC), “Community Health and Disparity: Moving Beyond Description.” The conversation endorses interventions rather than descriptions as the future direction of health disparities research. But should we be done with describing health disparities? In a paper we recently published online in the International Journal for Equity in Health, we show that the…
  • Is There A Doctor In The House? Survey Sheds Light On Physician Capacity, Morale, Shortages, And Patient Access

    Walker Ray
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    There is ongoing debate over whether there are enough physicians to care for millions of new patients. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States currently faces a shortage of 20,000 physicians – a shortfall that could exceed 130,000 physicians by 2025. In addressing these challenges, it is critical to take into consideration the shifting patterns in medical practice configurations, changing dynamics inherent within physician workforce trends, and the potential impact on patient access to care. The Physicians Foundation’s new survey of more than 20,000…
  • Implementing Health Reform: Resolving Income-Related Data Inconsistencies

    Timothy Jost
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    On September 15, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a second deadline in its efforts to resolve data inconsistencies remaining from the 2014 open enrollment period.  This second deadline is for the submission of documentation to resolve income inconsistencies for exchange enrollees.  The first deadline was announced in August, when CMS sent final letters to about 310,000 federal marketplace (exchange) enrollees whose enrollments raised citizenship or legal-immigrant status issues, informing them that they must provide verification documents by September 5…
  • Reading Piketty In DC: Does Income Inequality Squeeze Health Spending?

    Rob Cunningham
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    In the past year, an element of mystery and suspense has crept quietly into the long-running saga of health care spending growth, in most times a dreary tale of predictability and frustration. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO)’s August forecast of significant reductions in Medicare spending growth in the next decade will help stoke a running debate about whether the spending slowdown that has outlasted the 2008-2010 recession is merely a delayed effect of the slump or a symptom of structural changes with a life of their own. The mystery and suspense come from month-to-month…
  • Early Observations Show Safety-Net ACOs Hold Promise To Achieve The Triple Aim And Promote Health Equity

    James Maxwell, Michael Bailit, Rachel Tobey, and Christine Barron
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Safety-net accountable care organizations (ACOs) have the potential to deliver cost-effective, patient-centered care that engages patients and contributes to achieving the Triple Aim in Medicaid. Safety-net ACOs are playing increasingly important roles in delivering care for vulnerable populations. Active ACO formation is occurring in at least 18 state Medicaid programs with considerable variability across states, although they have been slower to develop than ACOs serving Medicare or commercial populations. This post will outline five key observations regarding emerging safety-net ACOs and…
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    KevinMD.com

  • Who should be receiving therapeutic hypothermia?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/peter-ubel" rel="tag">Peter Ubel, MD</a>
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Thanks to the popularity of medical television shows, most people have witnessed hundreds of fictional cardiac arrests in their lifetime. In most of these scenes, the patient loses consciousness, and the medical team rushes to the bedside: “He’s in v-fib.” “Get me the paddles.” The team performs urgent chest compressions for a few seconds.  Then they place the metal paddles on the victim’s chest: “Clear!”  Kathump. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Abortion or ectopic pregnancy? When politicians confuse medical terms.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jennifer-gunter" rel="tag">Jennifer Gunter, MD</a>
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Wendy Davis, gubernatorial candidate for Texas, has a new memoir Forgetting to Be Afraid. In it she describes terminating two pregnancies. One termination appears to have been in the second trimester for fetal indications and the other she describes as an ectopic pregnancy. She writes, “The only medical option was to have surgery to terminate the pregnancy and remove the affected fallopian tube — which in Texas is technically considered an abortion, and doctors have to report it as such.” Many major outlets are now reporting that Ms. Davis had two abortions. As an OB/GYN I’m…
  • The death certificate didn’t say enough

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/james-c-salwitz" rel="tag">James C. Salwitz, MD</a>
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    August 17, 2010. Maris is a 57-year-old woman in excellent health.  She has not seen a doctor in years. Divorced, she lives by herself, but spends occasional evenings with her daughter and son-in-law.  A successful businesswoman, Maris gardens, serves on the board of a community theater and plays a mean game of bridge. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Solving the VA physician shortage: Get rid of the middle managers

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/arvind-cavale" rel="tag">Arvind Cavale, MD</a>
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The new VA secretary, Robert A. McDonald, speaking to a room-full of reporters, acknowledged for the first time that the department needed to hire “tens of thousands of new doctors, new nurses, new clinicians.” It is now accepted that a shortage of employees directly involved in treating patients was a main driver in the waiting-list scandal that rocked the agency this year. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • How to choose a nursing home: Why 5-star ratings may be wrong

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/trudy-lieberman" rel="tag">Trudy Lieberman</a>
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Just a few years ago it seemed that advocates for health care transparency had scored a big victory. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they would rate nursing homes by awarding five stars to the best and fewer stars to lower-quality facilities. Families searching for care for loved ones would have access to a familiar rating system to help them make choices. After all, star ratings for restaurants, hotels and other services are common, so using stars for checking out nursing homes would not be a big leap for most consumers. Continue reading ... Your…
 
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    James Clear

  • Photo Essay: The Isle of Skye, Scotland

    James Clear
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
    I believe that creativity is one of the pillars of living a healthy and fulfilling life. And, because I try to live out the principles that I write about each week and not merely talk about them, every few months I set out on a photography trip to create art, explore the world, and learn a thing or two along the way. This photo essay was created on the Isle of Skye, the largest island in a chain known as the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. As always, all photos are my own. Isle of Skye Pictures Note: You can browse larger versions of these photos in the full Scotland gallery. Just a few minutes…
  • How to Build Muscle: Proven Strength Lessons from Milo of Croton

    James Clear
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Nearly 2,500 years ago, there was a man of incredible strength and athleticism roaming the hills of southern Italy. His name was Milo of Croton and he was almost certainly the most successful wrestler of his day. Milo was a six-time wrestling champion at the Ancient Olympic Games in Greece. In 540 BC, he won the boys wrestling category and then proceeded to win the men’s competition at the next five Olympic Games in a row. He also dominated the Pythian Games (7-time winner), Isthmian Games (10-time winner), and Nemean Games (9-time winner). [1, 2] In the rare event that an athlete won…
  • This Simple Equation Reveals How Habits Shape Your Health, Happiness, and Wealth

    James Clear
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    In 1936, a man named Kurt Lewin wrote a simple equation that changed the way we think about habits and human behavior. The equation makes the following statement: Behavior is a function of the Person in their Environment. [1] Known today as Lewin’s Equation, this tiny expression contains most of what you need to know about building good habits, breaking bad ones, and making progress in your life. Let’s talk about what we can learn from it and how to apply these ideas to master the habits that shape your health, happiness, and wealth. What Drives Our Behavior? Before Lewin’s…
  • My Upcoming Speaking Schedule (Let’s Meet in Person!)

    James Clear
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:21 am
    Earlier this week, our little community passed 84,000 members. (First time visitor? You can sign up free here.) One of my favorite parts about writing for a global audience is meeting you all in person when I speak at various events and organizations. With that in mind, I’m starting to book my speaking schedule for the end of 2014 and the first half of 2015. If I’m coming to a city near you, I’d love to meet you and say hello. And if you’d like me to speak at your organization or event, details for contacting me are below. My Upcoming Speaking Schedule I already have a…
  • What I’m Reading: Fall 2014 Edition

    James Clear
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    It’s time for the Fall 2014 Edition of my reading list. For each of the books below, I have assigned a rating and written a three sentence review, which summarizes my thoughts about why I did or did not enjoy the book. At the end of each review, I have included a link to the book on Amazon so that you can read additional reviews and learn more about the book. Here’s what I’m reading… Book Rating Scale 5 – Top-notch writing, thorough research, and highly valuable or interesting content. 4 – Often great writing or excellent content, but not necessarily both. 3…
 
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    Dr. Wes

  • Rebuttal: A Bit More on MOC Failure Rates

    DrWes
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Recently, David H. Johnson, MD, Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors and Internal Medicine Chairman at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and Rebecca Lipner, PhD, Senior Vice President of Evaluation, Research, and Development at the ABIM published a "guest blog post" over at MedPageToday regarding Maintenance of Certification (MOC) pass rates,
  • Some Thoughts From the Front Line of a Health Care Mega-Merger

    DrWes
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    "One day I was Jewish, the next day I was Advocate." The senior cardiologist from NorthShore University HealthSystem who uttered this comment garnered a nervous laugh from everyone.  While the ripple effects of the proposed mega-merger between two of the larger health care systems in Chicago, NorthShore University HealthSystem (my employer) and Advocate Health Care, remained unknown, the
  • The Big Flail

    DrWes
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    After you've written on a blog for a long time, you begin to ask yourself why.  Oh sure, there are the great opportunities for a single person to make a point, to act as a tiny tugboat trying to push a corporate mothership in a slightly different direction, but you begin to realize that there are very few times that actually happens. You try to provide a voice to issues that are often unheard,
  • Another MacGyver Moment in Pacemaker Implantation

    DrWes
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Installing a permanent pacemaker or defibrillator has become commonplace event in cardiology these days.  These devices implanted in a patient are comprised of two main parts: the lead(s) and the pulse generator.  After installing the leads in the heart and connecting them to the pulse generator, the lead and pulse generator assembly are then placed beneath the skin in a small subcutaneous (or in
  • Cybernetic Medicine

    DrWes
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    Cybernetics, the scientific study of control and communication in the animal and the machine, used to be the stuff of science fiction.  Today, thanks to a Faustian bargain between corporations, regulators, and politicians, it is defining medicine. Every day, the exponential explosion of data entry and regulatory requirements doctors endure boggles the mind, all in the name of "health care." 
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    Summer Tomato

  • Foodist Approved: Gluten-Free Maple Zucchini Nut Muffins

    Elyse Kopecky
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    maple zucchini nut muffins I typically don’t condone eating muffins for breakfast since they’re usually just a minuscule step up from a cupcake. Even the wannabe bran muffin is loaded with sugar and unhealthy oils, and will leave you feeling drained and hungry with lunch still hours away. But the illustrious muffin is a convenient food for busy mornings when you just need something to grab, so I set out to create a Foodist-approved muffin recipe. The winner of my muffin escapades in the kitchen were these Maple Zucchini Nut Muffins. They’re the perfect balance of hearty and healthy. My…
  • The No.1 Thing That Prevents You from Changing Your Habits

    Darya Rose
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Steve Rhodes When I first went to college the last thing I cared about was learning to cook. Neither of my parents had a degree, and by the time I was in middle school it was clear to me that higher education was my only ticket to salvation. I remember running errands with my mom one afternoon and seeing her bump into an old classmate she knew from high school. “Oh, hi! Wow, I haven’t seen you in 20 years.” They exchanged pleasantries and parted ways. It was obvious the two of them had no real desire to keep up with each other and that they were just being polite…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. Before we get started I want to let you know about an exciting new project I’ve been working on. To help you jumpstart your fall cooking habit I’ve partnered with PlateJoy to deliver the ingredients for some of my favorite Summer Tomato recipes right to your door. PlateJoy will deliver a week’s worth of ingredients for the recipes of your choice (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) so you can easily create healthy and delicious meals at home. How awesome is that?! Check…
  • Experience Stretching: Why I No Longer Love In-N-Out Burgers

    Darya Rose
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Peter Fuchs I grew up in southern California and, like most people there, I thought In-N-Out Burger made the best cheeseburgers in the universe. In-N-Out is legendary in SoCal, and I longed for their iconic burgers and shakes for years after leaving for college. Even later as a blossoming foodist in my early years of graduate school, I gave In-N-Out the benefit of the doubt among fast food chains because of their commitment to “freshness”, and would occasionally stop there on the long drives home down the I-5. But as the years went by and my dedication to real, fresh and…
  • 7 Reasons Dieting Makes Losing Weight Harder (NOT easier)

    Darya Rose
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by lydia_shiningbrightly People rarely argue that eating healthier isn’t a good idea. Of course it’s the right thing to do. Duh. In the backs of their minds, however, people who want to lose weight are often skeptical. I know, because I’ve been there. The argument goes something like, “Healthy eating is great and all, but I really want to lose this weight as soon as possible. I’ll just do this ___(insert latest diet)___ plan for awhile until I get to my goal weight, then I’ll start with that whole healthy eating thing.” It sounds like a great…
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    Daily Health Bulletin

  • How To Become More Creative, Fast

    support
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:05 am
    Start by recognizing that creativity isn’t a talent so much as a skill that you can learn, practice and strengthen. It is not restricted to writers, artists or musicians; but can be put into use for all of us. To help find new ways to solve problems and work through challenges. Turns out the more you try to be creative each and every day, the stronger your skills will get. To strengthen your creative muscles… 1. Doodle as it can help you stay present and engaged during an activity where your mind might otherwise wander. Some of the greatest creators (Steve Jobs, Henry Ford) used…
  • The 6 Most Confusing Health Terms Explained

    support
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    When you walk the aisles of your local supermarket, it’s easy to be confounded by all the claims and counter claims, all the delicious, nutritious looking foods, packaged and presented to win us over. There are a number of terms that sound healthy… all-natural or fat free come to mind, but are actually are anything but. In fact, a Nielsen survey finds almost 59% of us have trouble understanding nutrition labels. Let’s touch on some of the worst offenders… NATURAL: Believe it or not, the US Food and Drug Administration has no formal definition for the term natural.
  • 7 Simple Signs Of Health Troubles

    support
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    Turns out, you don’t need tarot cards or a crystal ball to predict the future… you can do this for yourself by relying on the observations of your own five senses. You might be surprised to learn that many health problems often begin with a physical change you might not think is anything to be concerned about, something so subtle you might not notice it at first. Yet these changes can be warning signs you’ll want to heed. One of the most surprising links between the senses and chronic disease comes in the form of hearing loss. Hearing loss is more likely in those who have…
  • To Lose Weight, Eat ENOUGH Calories

    support
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    We’ve talked before about the typical weight loss strategy – cutting calories to the bone – and how this might not be the best thing for weight loss. Sounds wrong, we know, but give the idea a chance. Experts know that severely limiting calorie intake, as many dieters do, is actually counterproductive – you trigger inborn survival instincts that actually lower your metabolic rate. You starve and deprive yourself and end up not losing much, if anything. You tell yourself you’ve failed (again) and take one step further away from your weight loss goals, but the real…
  • Thyroid Hormone And Weight: The Truth

    support
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Weight loss is a common side effect for those with an overactive thyroid, and it’s true that the thyroid hormone (TH) is a key hormone in terms of metabolism and weight loss; but hold off on the celebration – these natural substances are not the newest, no effort way to lose weight. Here’s what you need to know. It’s well known that severely limiting your calorie intake (as many dieters start out doing) has been found to be counterproductive – you simply trigger inborn, natural survival instincts that actually lower your metabolic rate. You starve yourself and…
 
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • This is the only photo I can find of me during my pediatric...

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    This is the only photo I can find of me during my pediatric residency. Seems we were so busy, we forgot to take photos.
  • My watch is the only watch I’m excited about today. Call...

    9 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    My watch is the only watch I’m excited about today. Call me a curmudgeon, but we look at too many screens and, already, get too many things vying for our attention. A wearable screen ready to distract us? Does that make us more present, or less? My iPhone has been my wearable since 2007. I wear it in my pocket. Do I really need another screen and another wearable?
  • Sherpaa moved offices to a new space in SoHo. We’ve got...

    8 Sep 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Sherpaa moved offices to a new space in SoHo. We’ve got about 25 people now. It feels good to grow.
  • What is unique about how Sherpaa doctors practice medicine? You...

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    What is unique about how Sherpaa doctors practice medicine? You can think of Sherpaa like a corporate medical practice in the cloud. When an employee health issue arises, employees launch the app, create a case, tell us their story, answer our questions, and see their plan. When an employee has a new message from our doctors, they get an email saying they have a new message and they should go to the app to read it. Ninety-eight percent of all communications our doctors have with our patients is done via asynchronous, private messaging within our app. The other 2% is via the phone. It’s…
  • See that weird rash caused by a fitbit? That’s the only...

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

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    There is a giveaway contest on Goodreads.com open until the 1st of October. If you enter with one click, you can become one of the 10 winners who will receive a paperback copy of my recently released book. Good luck!
  • If you struggle with IT, here is why you shouldn’t give up!

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:53 pm
    In my book, I wrote a section about why it is crucial for people who struggle with IT not to give up now. The reason is that a lot of developments coming out in the coming months and years will make the use of digital technologies very simple. Here is a great example demonstrating how we could use workplace desktops in the future:
  • 10 Things I Learnt While Writing The Guide to the Future of Medicine

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    I just wrote my first post on my Linkedin channel about an interesting experience I had while writing my book. I hope you will like it. While writing my book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, I did 70 interviews with experts of different medical technologies; spent hundreds of hours researching current trends and identified the 22 technologies that will shape the future. Here are the 10 things I learnt during this exhausting, but exciting process.
  • Medicine in 2064: Video

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Daniel Kraft, the Executive Director of Exponential Medicine, shared the main content of his presentations in a few minutes in a video produced by Alger. Enjoy!
  • My Wearable Health Trackers: Tickr Run

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    In this edition of my series about wearable health trackers that I use, I have already described Tinké, AliveCor, Pebble and Withings. When I go out for a run, I use the Runkeeper app on my Android which transmits data to my Pebble watch, but I also like to measure activity by FitBit and Withings Pulse. Although I only measure heart rate with the latter when I stop. Now Tickr Run developed by Wahoo Fitness solves this problem. It was easy to set it up as it doesn’t even need to be paired via BlueTooth, I just open the Wahoo Fitness app and save the device. I wrap it around my…
 
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  • Low Calorie Chocolate Muffins

    Tory McBroom
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    Since I’ve been on a muffin kick lately, I thought I’d share one of my favorite recipes that I make regularly. At only 63 calories per muffin with a whopping 10 grams of protein, these low calorie chocolate muffins will fill you up without all the calories. Plus, they are a healthy way to get your fix when those chocolate cravings hit. Makes 8 muffins Ingredients Chocolate protein powder – 2 scoops Instant oatmeal – 1 packet Cocoa powder – 2 tablespoons Baking powder – 1 teaspoon Stevia Zero Calorie Sweetener 2 packets (2 grams) Egg whites – 6 Water…
  • Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Review

    Tory McBroom
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:01 pm
    I was pretty excited when I first ran across Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt bars at my local grocery store!  It was the first I have ever heard of frozen Greek yogurt bars and the first thought that came to my mind was… why didn’t I think of that?! My second thought was, these look damn delicious!  So, I bought a box and without fail, they were extremely delicious. Even better, is their ingredient and macro-nutrient makeup, which is impressive for a frozen “dessert”. Depending on the flavor, these frozen Greek yogurt bars contain roughly: 80 calories Zero fat 15 carbs 6…
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    Tory McBroom
    30 Dec 2013 | 11:55 pm
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  • Using Intuition, Energy, and Meditation to Run a Successful Business with Theresa Reed (FLS 018)

    Anne Samoilov
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
     Since I’ve spent the last few weeks talking about launches, how to launch alone, why launches aren’t working… I decided to switch things up and feature one of the stand out students in Fearless Launching. She is such a great example of what it takes to run a successful business and build an empire one launch at a time. Theresa Reed is also known to many as The Tarot Lady…I just know her as a seriously bad ass entrepreneur…And to¦ Read More » The post Using Intuition, Energy, and Meditation to Run a Successful Business with Theresa Reed (FLS 018) appeared first on .
  • Why It Seems Like Launches Aren’t Working Anymore

    Anne Samoilov
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
     We’ve all seen launches that work and launches that don’t work. No need to name names, but I’m sure we’ve heard the pie in the story stories followed by complete disasters. If you are just starting your business, maybe mustering up the courage to launch your first product, site or service, you might be wondering why launches seem work for only part of the time…or for a small majority of people. And better question – why not you? Last week¦ Read More » The post Why It Seems Like Launches Aren’t Working Anymore appeared first on .
  • How To Launch Alone – The Art of Clarity and Action

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

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

    AstroNutrition
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Flawless skin is everyone’s dream. A smooth, youthful appearance starring back at you through the mirror is one of those feelings that can’t last forever. But with the help of Derma-E Skin Lighten and Reviva Labs Brown Spot Skin Light Night Cream, you can maintain that perfect complexion for years to come. Why Use the Best Lightening Hand Creams? read more
  • Product Focus: LeCheek Nutrition OxyECA Black

    AstroNutrition
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    Some pre-workout supplements give you a nice boost in energy. LeCheek Nutrition OxyECA Black delivers an energy blast with extreme fat-burning results. Not for the faint-of-heart, this pre-workout supplement cripples appetite, engages your full mental focus, and elevates your mood for an incredible fitness experience.Peak Energy, Extreme Fat-Burning Results read more
  • Benefits of Blood Builders: Combat Iron Deficiency

    AstroNutrition
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    The nutrients in your blood are important parts of your health. Iron is just one of the essential nutrients that are supported by blood-builder supplements. Without sufficient amounts of iron, you run the risk of experiencing iron deficiency, a serious condition that can be exhibited through a number of problematic symptoms.  read more
  • Product Focus: Fitness Pro Garcinia Cambogia

    AstroNutrition
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Garcinia cambogia  is gaining popularity as an effective weight-loss herb. Herbal supplements that advance fat burning are regarded as natural alternatives to pharmaceutical-grade products. Garcinia cambogia is a weight-loss herb that can work in tandem with your diet and exercise routine. History of Garcinia Cambogia read more
  • Best Superfoods at AstroNutrition

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

    Total Health
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Mainstream medicine has often struggled to keep up with the technological advances in information share. A common observation from doctors is that they feel that patients often know more about their problem and associated treatment solutions than they do. The plain fact is that there is no reason why anyone cannot now become highly knowledgeable in any particular field of medicine. The doctor patient relationship has shifted to teamwork and joint clinical decision making. read more
  • What is most symptomatic: the hydrocephalus or the tumour?

    Total Health
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon, Mr Christopher Chandler provides parents with a detailed overview of what is involved when a child presents with hydrocephalusExcess levels of fluid within the brain.. read more
  • What should I ask my heart consultant?

    Total Health
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    Don't worry about asking your consultant questions.. read more
  • Torn or ruptured ACL in knee joint

    Total Health
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:04 am
    An injury to the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) in the knee happens with alarming frequencyApplied to urination, needing to urinate more often than normal, for whatever reason.. Each year there are about 30 ACL ruptures per 100,000 people.  An ACL rupture can occur during a twisting, or pivoting movement. read more
  • Pain in legs after walking short distance

    Total Health
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Dr Nigel Kellow, Consultant Interventional Spine and Pain Physician describes how pain in the buttocks or legs after walking fairly short distances could be caused by spinal stenosisA condition in which the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord and nerves..A stenosis (or narrowing) of the central spinal canal will create pressure on the nervesBundles of fibres that carry information in the form of electrical impulses. and in particular, the sciatic nerveBundle of fibres that carries information in the form of electrical impulses.. read more
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    Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Blog - AromaTalk

  • AromaWeb Has Moved!

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

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

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

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

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

    Elissa Sungar, IfNotYouWho.org
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
     Like any first time mom, I have been riddled with parenting advice since the day we conceived. Some of the opinions are helpful and others…totally useless. While everyone and their mother will smother you with opinions, whether or not you ask them, ultimately it is up to you and your partner to chose the best path for your baby and family. Before our son was born, I dove into researching sleeping and feeding schedules, breastfeeding techniques, baby development and whatever else I could think of at 2:00 a.m. I found multiple online articles promising to provide the “best…
  • 6 Ways to Do Turtlenecks Right

    Katherine Hahn
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:09 pm
    When you think “turtleneck,” does that geek from your middle school math class pop into mind? Think again. “In the fall and winter months, a turtleneck can be a chic addition to your wardrobe repertoire if worn the right way,” says fashion consultant and vintage clothing expert Tiffani Moore. We’ve picked her brains for the best tips on wearing – and rocking – the classic look. Attention to Detail   James Perse, $125 Be aware of the fit and texture of your turtleneck, Moore says. “A chunky oversized turtleneck can make you appear heavier than you really are.” Go with a…
  • 10 Frugal Tips for Fall Fitness

    Andrea Woroch, Consumer and Money Saving Expert
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
      Whether you spent the summer scaling mountains or doing laps in your gym’s outdoor pool, exercising outside doesn’t have to end when the first leaf drops. In fact, fall is a great time to harvest a new routine to re-energize your workout. Consider the following tips and get motivated!  Enjoy the foliage. Exercising outside feels like a lot less work, especially if you’re doing something you enjoy. Relish the cooler weather and take advantage of outdoor adventures before the winter rolls in. Research park trails nearby to enjoy a hike or bike ride amid…
  • What Is a Normal Sex Drive?

    Danielle Miller
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
      When we think about relationships (casual or monogamous), usually thoughts about sex and the role it plays in your romantic relationships aren’t far behind – questions like: am I having sex enough? In order to get a better sense of what may be considered a normal and healthy sex drive these days, I asked four experts (or sexperts) for their opinions about what constitutes a normal sex drive. More than once a month: “Everyone wants to know if they are having a normal sexual relationship, and what I say to my clients is: most importantly, if your sexual relationship is good for…
  • Guys’ Top 5 (BS) Breakup Excuses

    Marcus Osborne
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
      We guys take a lot of heat for …oh…I don’t know…everything. At least when it comes to relationships. I’m perfectly willing to debate topics and dispel rampant male mythology at anytime. Not that guys are perfect. Clearly we are not. There is some granular truth to common stereotypes about guys in relationships. Men aren’t as open with their feelings. Men don’t listen. Men are selfish in bed. Men are insensitive Well, as accurate as many of those things may be at times, you would also have to concede that, at least from a generational standpoint, those things are…
 
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  • Expert Tips for First-Time Hosts

    Hannah Katsman
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    With a round of Jewish holidays coming up, a lot of readers may be expecting a crowd. Smadar Saltun interviewed two caterers, Ronit Bronfman of Mazal Taleh and Anat van der Walt of Sodexo, about how to entertain a large number of people while still enjoying yourself. Van der Walt points out that when cooking for 15-30 as opposed to 3-4, the differences are not only in scale. You have to make sure that you have enough space and equipment to cook, store and heat up your meal, because you don’t want to spend time fussing in the kitchen. Everything should be ready in advance. Here are…
  • How to Cook for a Family with a New Baby

    Hannah Katsman
    15 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    This post was first published in 2011. I’ve updated it with more ideas shared by readers. A friend of mine gave birth recently, and a few families in the community made meals for her. While it’s possible to order out nowadays, home-cooked meals are often tastier and more nutritious. Providing meals shows the family that they are cared for, and it’s a wonderful way to welcome the baby to the neighborhood. I’ll never forget the friend that called me up every week. starting in my last month of a difficult pregnancy, asking what she could cook for Sabbath dinner.
  • Sourdough Oatmeal Walnut Bread

    Hannah Katsman
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:49 am
    The first sourdough bread I made was from  Miriam Kresh’s recipe at Israeli Kitchen. Since then I’ve made it numerous times, especially when I am hosting a meeting or party. I’ve recently made some healthy adjustments including cutting out sugar and substituting olive oil. I often add nuts, and substitute spelt for some of the wheat flour. When this recipe comes out right it tastes like cake, but with a tasty and satisfying crust. If you’ve never worked with sourdough, now is a good time to start!  The sourdough starter requires only takes flour and water. Once…
  • Recipe: Unstuffed Rutabagas or Turnips

    Hannah Katsman
    25 May 2014 | 2:48 am
    Courtesy of Kristen Taylor via Flickr Thanks to US reader Tanya who sent me this original recipe back in February, writing: I hope spring has come to Israel. Here we are still buried under a foot of snow and the ground is frozen hard. Rutabagas are still quietly sitting in the basement, nice and firm and ready to sustain us for however long it take for the ground to thaw and first spring greens to sprout! Seemed like as good a time as any to send you the rutabaga recipe. It would also be good with turnips. With luck you can still find some rutabagas or turnips for this delicious and healthy…
  • Less Is More: Review of Magimix 5200XL Food Processor

    Hannah Katsman
    21 May 2014 | 11:19 am
    Magimix 5200XL A few months ago, the metal chopping blade for my Magimix 5100 food processor overheated and melted for the second time. The first time, I salvaged the machine. Since I was generally happy with the machine, already my second, and the others on the market did not appear to be higher quality, I decided to get the Magimix 5200XL. Since then I’ve had opportunity to experiment with nearly all of the features. Some work beautifully, but others disappoint. Magimix 5200XL Parts and Accessories First, I’ll give a run-down of the many, many parts of the Magimix 5200XL. Three…
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    Health and Medicine News from SciGuru.com

  • Survey finds benefits, risks of yoga for bipolar disorder

    Science News Desk
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Right now no one can say whether yoga provides clinical benefits to people with bipolar disorder, but in a new article in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, researchers report survey responses they gathered from scores of people with the condition who practice yoga. What the collective testimony suggests is that yoga can be a substantial help, but it sometimes carries risks, too.read more
  • You Can Classify Words in Your Sleep

    Science News Desk
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    When people practice simple word classification tasks before nodding off—knowing that a “cat” is an animal or that “flipu” isn’t found in the dictionary, for example—their brains will unconsciously continue to make those classifications even in sleep. The findings, reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on September 11, show that some parts of the brain behave similarly whether we are asleep or awake and pave the way for further studies on the processing capacity of our sleeping brains, the researchers say.read more
  • Stem Cells Help Researchers Understand How Schizophrenic Brains Function

    Science News Desk
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), researchers have gained new insight into what may cause schizophrenia by revealing the altered patterns of neuronal signaling associated with this disease. They did so by exposing neurons derived from the hiPSCs of healthy individuals and of patients with schizophrenia to potassium chloride, which triggered these stem cells to release neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, that are crucial for brain function and are linked to various disorders.read more
  • Autism Early Detection Program Expands

    Science News Desk
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now estimated to impact one in every 68 children born in the United States. Yet despite its rising prevalence and the known benefits of early detection and treatment, toddlers in much of the United States are routinely not identified as possibly having ASD until well after their third birthday.read more
  • Xenon gas protects the brain after head injury

    Science News Desk
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    Treatment with xenon gas after a head injury reduces the extent of brain damage, according to a study in mice.  read more
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    IndiaVision News and Information » Health & Fitness

  • 6 reasons to run a marathon

    Gautam
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    A lot of serious and regular runners will swear by the fact that running everyday, be it for a marathon or not, is the most rewarding experience that one can have.Training to run a marathon not only helps one push one’s physical boundaries. It also helps people learn about their endurance limits. Be it running as a part of a club, or even alone on a chilly morning, runners are united in their opinion that there is nothing more liberating or fun.If you still think that running is ridiculous or consider running 40-odd kilometres (42.2 kms to be precise), as punishment, then, think again.
  • Air pollution harming brains of urban young

    Alka Anand Singh
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:36 am
    Researchers at the University of Montana found that when air particulate matter and their components such as metals are inhaled or swallowed, they pass through damaged barriers – including respiratory, gastro-intestinal and blood-brain barriers – and can result in long-lasting harmful effects.Lead researcher Dr. Lilian Calderon-Garciduenas’ findings are detailed in apaper titled “Air pollution and children: Neural and tight-junction anti-bodies and combustion metals, the role of barrier breakdown and brain immunity in neuro-degeneration”.The team compared 58…
  • Exercises that help you battle pain

    Gautam
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    Walking for back pain: Got a nagging backache? Simply put on your sports shoes and walk. Numerous studies throw light on how walking lessens pain, boosts muscle strength and flexibility, quickens healing and can also prevent any further ache. One study showed that the activity brings down lower back pain up to 50%. Walking is also a feel-good mantra as it stimulates the brain to release serotonin and endorphins, (which make you feel better, mentally). If it’s raining, don’t fret, just do 10 minutes of walking on the treadmill each day. However, if at all you develop acute pain or…
  • 8 healthy foods every woman must eat

    Gautam
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:51 am
    While eating healthy is essential for both the sexes, men and women have different dietary requirements. Here are some foods that every woman must include in her diet…Flax seedsHave flax seeds daily for overall good health. They are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids and are known to reduce the risk of heart disease and breast cancer. They also have anti-inflammatory properties that prevent arthritis, apart from digestive properties which help ease irritable bowel syndrome.SalmonNot only is salmon rich in iron, which is usually lacking in women, but it is also full of omega-3 fatty…
  • Daily breakfast may protect kids from diabetes

    Gautam
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:23 am
    Make sure that your kids do not skip breakfast as researchers have found that regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.“The observations suggest that regular breakfast consumption, particularly involving consumption of a high fibre cereal, could protect against the early development of type 2 diabetes risk,” said lead researcher Angela Donin from the St. George’s University of London in Britain.The researchers reached these conclusions after conducting a cross-sectional study of 4,116 primary school children,…
 
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  • A Brief History of the Primal Movement

    Mark Sisson
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s relatively easy being Primal nowadays. Most restaurants have dairy-free, gluten-free options, if not entire menus devoted to Primal-friendly restrictions. Actual paleo restaurants and food trucks literally exist. Minimalist shoes are everywhere. Standing desks are standard at many corporations, a farmer’s market lurks around every corner, regular grocery stores carry grass-fed beef and butter, and Whole Foods has a paleo hot bar. Comment sections of mainstream nutrition articles are overrun with Primal supporters dropping knowledge. And in 2013, “Paleo diet” was…
  • UPDATE: Mark’s Daily Apple Articles Coming to the Primal Blueprint Podcast

    Mark Sisson
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    At the request of numerous Mark’s Daily Apple readers, my podcast team and I are now bringing Mark’s Daily Apple articles to the Primal Blueprint Podcast! Select articles from Mark’s Daily Apple will be published in audio format, so if you prefer listening to reading, or simply have a difficult time keeping up with the daily articles, you’re in luck. Now you can listen to articles while on the go and never miss a beat. To start, we’re going to record and publish all future, relevant Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday articles. In fact, we’ve already begun…
  • Dear Mark: Wife’s Weight Gain; Upper Arm Fat

    Mark Sisson
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got a two-parter. First up is a question from a reader whose wife has gained weight following the Primal Blueprint way of eating and after completing a Whole30. She seems to be doing everything right, in other words. What could explain the weight gain? Next, I discuss what can be done – if anything – about upper arm fat. It might be hereditary, but that doesn’t mean we’re totally at the mercy of our genes. And even if we are, we can change how we react. Let’s go: Dear Mark, First off I just wanted to thank you…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 313

    Mark Sisson
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Paleo Lifestyle Magazine is running a fantastic giveaway. Enter the Ultimate Paleo Kitchen giveaway for your chance to win $300 worth of kitchen gear and cookbooks. Research of the Week A five minute walking break (2 MPH) undoes the harmful effect an hour of sitting has on your arterial function. That’s doable. A history of farming rice appears to make people more interdependent, while a history of farming wheat appears to make them more independent. Neanderthals made engravings in stone serving no utilitarian purpose (also known as art), indicating a capacity for abstract thought.
  • Cuban “Mojo” Chicken

    Worker Bee
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Biting into mojo roasted chicken is like tasting a bright sunny day. The flavors of orange and lime – both the juice and zest – dominate, infusing flavor into the chicken and swirling into an irresistible sauce. This is a meal for a day when you crave more flavor in your life. Why eat the same old plain roasted chicken when you can eat mojo chicken instead? The sauce makes itself while the chicken roasts, the citrus juice and chicken drippings swirling into a rich, slightly sweet, and savory sauce spiked with plenty of garlic. The chicken is surrounded by onion and lots of colorful bell…
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  • Medicine X | Ed – A New Conversation in Medical Education

    DrV
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    I’ve been fortunate enough to attend Stanford Medicine X over the past 4 years.  Each year I’m surrounded by the most remarkable people and ideas.  And each year I think: What are we doing to bring these ideas to medical students? I think we’re closer. A natural evolution into medical education This weekend marked the announcement of the Medicine X | Ed 2015, a novel meeting that plays on the power, energy and innovation of one of modern medicine’s most influential communities, Medicine X.  Medicine X | Ed represents a natural evolution of MedX thinking into an area desperately in…
  • App Crowdsources Assistance for Arrest Victims

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

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

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

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

  • Take Your Parents for a Walk

    George Diamond
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Take Your Parents for a Walk Weight Loss Success Go for a Walk When I was at an office the other day, the owner of the business told me that she would be back in an hour. She proceeded to tell me that she was going for her daily walk with her 14-year-old son. She told me that her son told her that she needed to lose some weight and said he would walk with her every day. She said, “How could I refuse an offer like that.” Wow! I was very impressed. Here it took a 14-year-old child to get this woman to…
  • Wealth is Health / Get Healthier and Get Wealthier

    George Diamond
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Wealth is Health / Get Healthier and Get Wealthier Weight Loss Success The only wealth is your health The post Wealth is Health / Get Healthier and Get Wealthier appeared first on Weight Loss Success.
  • Are You on Fire to Drop Some Weight?

    George Diamond
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Are You on Fire to Drop Some Weight? Weight Loss Success Drop Some Weight If we want to lose weight, we need to have the fire within us to do it. Our motivation must be strong. We must be passionate about it. As the expression goes, we must have the fire in our belly to do it. When we are on fire nothing or no one can stop us. When we are on fire, we are focused on getting results. We do what we know that we need to do to make it happen. Making the right choices is the only option. When we are on fire to…
  • Live Longer and Healthier

    George Diamond
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Live Longer and Healthier Weight Loss Success Living long is one thing, living long and healthy is another. The post Live Longer and Healthier appeared first on Weight Loss Success.
  • Do You Get Discouraged While Trying to Lose Weight?

    George Diamond
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Do You Get Discouraged While Trying to Lose Weight? Weight Loss Success Get Discouraged While Trying to Lose Weight? Don’t get discouraged if your weight loss is not going as fast as you would like. Weight loss takes time. It also takes life-long change. This change can make us both look and feel better. However, changing poor habits does take time, energy, and determination. The results of succeeding at changing poor eating and exercising habits are nothing to be discouraged about. The future results…
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • Road Notes…and Not Much Else

    Cammy Chapel
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:06 pm
    I’m zipping along here, still going a half dozen different ways but in a mostly controlled manner. I had a work trip to the Nashville area last week, which was quite enjoyable because I got to stay in the Opryland area. Not that I care anything about Opryland, but I do LOVE the miles of paved walking trails in the area. After taking a couple of days off all exercise to try to get my back straightened out, I was more than ready to MOVE. On the drive over I had some BBQ Tofu Bites for sustenance. And to keep from gnawing off my arm. These things are tasty travel snacks, let me tell you,…
  • Q & A: The Labor Day Edition

    Cammy Chapel
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Did you have a labor-filled Labor Day? I did…until my sciatica (self-diagnosed) started up, and then I had a s-l-o-w, and largely horizontal, weekend. As I was reclining on my heating pad and watching the Cardinals reclaim first place in the National League Central (yay!), the announcers mentioned a Q&A with…well, somebody I’ve forgotten. But it did prompt me to create a new Q & A post here. I just love learning more about y’all! So here we go: To tie in with Labor Day, I’m wondering what was your favorite job ever? In case you can’t think of one,…
  • Alphabet Soup: H (as in Hurry Up and Post Before Something Else Comes Up)

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

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

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

  • Giving the GoPro Hero3 a Go on Maui #VZWBuzz

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

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

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

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

    Joyce
    31 May 2014 | 10:56 am
    A day at the barn. Often we parents try to vicariously live out our lives through our children. Maybe it’s the artist that never quite became known, or the football player that didn’t make the NFL after college, or a singer whose album never sold to more than friends and family. Dreams are awesome. But we all have our own. What’s yours is not necessarily mine, and that same thing goes for our children. No matter how well intentioned we are, our children need to find their own strengths and purpose and not the one we want. When we put them on our path we take them off of…
 
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    E2dietitian's Blog

  • How Mediterranean Are You?

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

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

    e2dietitian
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Coconut water, a magic elixir for athletes?
  • Are You an “At Risk” Alcohol Drinker?

    e2dietitian
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
    It's time to hit reset if you're summer drinking habits exceed "low risk".
  • Top 4, July 4th Safety Tips

    e2dietitian
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    Keep these tips in mind and enjoy Independence Day safely!
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    Be Well Buzz

  • These Healthy Habits Can Prevent Dementia & Other Brain Diseases

    BeWellBuzz
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    Healthy habits can go a long way! And the earlier you establish them, the better your chances of finding perfect balance in life and building healthy body, mind and spirit. How many times you have pursued something with great zest and zeal and gave up before you felt it for real? You’ll probably negate it down to literally following the instructions but uh…one thing that instruction manual didn’t tell you is how to find your balance. The only things that do not need any balancing are probiotics and vitamin C – the more the merrier – rest, whether be it the vitamins, minerals or…
  • The Corrosive Cleaner You Use VS Safe Alternative In Your Medicine Cabinet

    BeWellBuzz
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Elemental chlorine is highly oxidizing by nature, which made it a popular bleaching and disinfecting agent. In high concentrations, it is extremely poisonous and therefore, it behaves like a gun. You can protect with it or you can kill. To get elemental chlorine for disinfecting purposes, you have to buy either sodium or calcium hypochlorite (bleaching powder; produces elemental chlorine in much lesser quantities, not enough to become a widespread concern). Hydrogen peroxide, also a very strong oxidizer and disinfectant is currently replacing chlorine bleaches being more environment-friendly…
  • The Surprising Facts You Don’t Know About Adrenal Fatigue

    BeWellBuzz
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Where it all begins may be all too familiar… And for many it ends just the same. In the beginning you feel over-worked, stressed, and like sleep is the only desire to be had. No amount of energy drink and health restorative supplements can better your condition! The tired feeling and the buzzing in the head all day long becomes too much to handle; no gumption, no pizzazz. To combat the the exhaustion, you must know what is going on and create a plan of attack! Tiredness: What’s Happening Want that to sound serious? Okay, we’ll talk about fatigue then; hope that will get you…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Green Cleaning Products

    BeWellBuzz
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The use of cleaning products is indispensable as they are necessary for keeping our homes attractive and free from detrimental microbes and bacteria that could possibly harm our health. However, most of the cleaning products that we usually use are petroleum-based, and carry with them several potential health and environmental hazards. They may contain chemicals that are associated with many of our health issues like skin, eye and respiratory irritations. In addition, concentrated forms of cleaning products that are classified as hazardous create particular concerns as regard to their…
  • The Best Diet To Improve Weight Loss Training

    Oscar King
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Consistent and gradual weight loss is not just about the weights and exercises. Sure, those are important. However, of equal importance is the diet(s) the individual is on. It does not matter that you take all the weight loss pills or do even the most excruciating workouts. The reality is that if you are not watching what goes into you, then you are just undergoing an exercise in futility. This is why you need decent diet regimens that will help improve your weight loss training. While you may want the best diet plan to improve your weight loss training, the fact is that there is a lot to…
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • Distiller Spotlight: Naturalness

    Andrea Butje
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    I recently added a new distiller to the Aromahead Distiller Directory that I’d love to share with you. The company is called Naturalness! Naturalness is in the rural interior of Portugal in a small village name Louriçal do Campo, which is nested at the base of Serra da Gardunha in the district of Castelo Branco. In this area, you can find Cistus ladanifer (also known as Rock Rose), which is native and abundant. Naturalness is dedicating their company to the extraction of this gorgeous plant for essential oil and hydrosol. (In case you haven’t heard of the plant before, Rock Rose…
  • 72 Aromatherapy Recipes On The Go with the Aromahead App!

    Andrea Butje
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    I created Aromahead’s aromatherapy recipes app based on requests from people who bought my book, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home. I was constantly getting emails and Facebook messages with requests for more recipes, and most wanted recipes they could have when they were traveling or at work, and especially just “in the moment”. I decided to create an app so you could have recipes right at your fingertips! There are 72 DIY recipes for natural, effective products made with essential oils. Very few of the app recipes are in the Essential Living book, and…
  • Aromatherapy Organizations Around the World

    Andrea Butje
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    On the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists’ website, there are several international aromatherapy organizations listed. At Aromahead Institute we have students from over 20 different countries. I love being part of such a wonderful international profession! I thought it might help to offer the links here too, along with some information about each. It’s interesting to look around their websites and learn about what’s happening with aromatherapy around the world! Do you know of any other organizations I should add to the list? If so, please add the contact information in the…
  • A Special Offer for Aromahead’s Aromatherapy Certification Program

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

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

  • 10 big spine, orthopedic device company acquisitions in 2014

    Laura Dyrda
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
      Here are 10 big spine and orthopedic device company acquisitions so far in 2014.   The biggest acquisition news in the industry so far this year is Medtronic's $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien. The companies expect to complete the transaction in late 2014 or early 2015, at which point Medtronic plans to relocate company headquarters to Ireland, where Covidien is located.   Medtronic later acquired Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation for $200 million. The company also closed a Visualase purchase in July.   Stryker acquired Small Bone Innovations for $375 million.
  • 8 findings on degenerative spondylolisthesis range of motion

    Laura Dyrda
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    A study published in The Spine Journal examines the motion characteristics of lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis at the diseased and adjacent levels using kinetic MRI. There are 112 patients included in the study with single-level lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis at L3-4, L45 or L5-S1. The researchers compared their data to 296 control patients without spondylolisthesis.   The researchers found:   •    Lumbar hypomobility was present often regardless of the level of degenerative spondylolisthesis.•    Slips at L3-4 caused a large decrease in…
  • How early did J&J know about metal-on-metal hip replacement complications?

    Laura Dyrda
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The lawyer trying the first 6,000 liability lawsuits against DePuy Orthopaedics for the Pinnacle hip replacement accused parent company Johnson & Johnson executives of knowing about the problem for more than a decade before the company pulled the product, according to a Bidness ETC report. The company's metal-on-metal implants had a defect causing implications for patients. The ASR implants were recalled worldwide and several patients filed lawsuits against the company. New evidence shows internal reports stated 37 percent of devices failed after 4.6 years, and the company knew about it.
  • Aurora Spine launches new TiNano-coated lumbar interbody cages

    Anuja Vaidya
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Aurora Spine launched the first wave of its next generation lumbar interbody cages — the ECHO MIS Interbody System and ECHO XL MIS Interbody System. Both the systems feature Aurora's new TiNano titanium spray coating technology. TiNano-coated cages provide additional roughness and porosity, increased possibility of bone ongrowth and enhanced radiographic visibility.   "Aurora is changing spine surgery, and we are thrilled to launch a comprehensive line of titanium coated PEEK implants," said Trent J. Northcutt, Aurora's president and CEO. "The new TiNano interbody portfolio maintains…
  • Dr. Raj Rao to chair FDA's Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel

    Anuja Vaidya
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    Raj Rao, MD, has been named chairperson of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a Wauwatosa Now report. Dr. Rao is a professor of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin and a practicing orthopedic spine surgeon at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and serves on the board of directors of the North American Spine Society. He has a professional interest in minimally invasive spine surgery, surgical management of…
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • Is It Possible To Rebuild Your Life?

    Larry Lewis
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Is It Possible To Rebuild Your Life? was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living If your thinking is it possible to rebuild your life then read on! Many of us have suffered from the negative consequences of a job loss, lifestyle changes, relationship issues, financial disaster, illness or the death of a loved one, I personally have experienced all of these. Your mind may have gone past why do things like this happen to me, and now be at the point where you foresee things can only get worse from here. In fact all you see in your mind is negativity. The worse part about thinking negatively…
  • A New Chapter In His Young Life

    Larry Lewis
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A New Chapter In His Young Life was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living A very important day has now arrived in the young life of Liam Wall. He begins a new chapter in life that sees him start secondary school. Here is a young man, eleven years old, who to this point has excelled in his academic education and with his sporting prowess. His achievements in his young life have been remarkable, including unprecedented exam results in his Sats, setting a new high point for his junior school and many awards for both his skills and leadership on the football field. Now he really does begin…
  • How do you want to be remembered when you’re gone?

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

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

    Larry Lewis
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:11 am
    The Turning Point for My Daughter was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living As we live our lives, we experience both positive and negative events. Some of these experiences will have a major impact on our lives and our futures, while others will not. Some of these experiences may completely change the direction of our lives and be seen as a turning point. Today was a very special day in my family’s life. One that saw an incredible achievement attained against the odds. Common amongst teenagers in this day and age is the lack of self-confidence and in fact a debilitating low…
 
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    Elements4Health

  • Insomnia May Be Treatable Through Specialized Hospital Stay

    Dana
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Insomnia is a sleep pattern disturbance that afflicts many people.Some new findings published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicate that a two-week stay in a specialized hospital may help insomnia sufferers. The authors have developed an intensified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) program for an inpatient setting lasting 14 days. This program was intended to improve diagnostic evaluation by using polysomnography (PSG), offer a more intense treatment approach by combining single and group sessions, relieve patients from their daily routines and…
  • Men Lacking in Quality of Reproductive, Sexual Health Care

    Dana
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    A report, developed jointly by Johns Hopkins experts and the federally funded Male Training Center for Family Planning and Reproductive Health, aims to fill a need for better care regarding men’s sexual and reproductive health. The report, released on Sept. 9, is designed for primary care clinicians, male health specialists and health officials. Among other recommendations, the document lists the reproductive and sexual health screening tests, exams and interventions that all men should receive regularly. The report also offers guidance to clinicians on how to discuss reproductive and…
  • Dermatologist Tips on Caring for Tattooed Skin

    Dana
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tattoos are a popular way to express yourself and change your appearance. In fact, more than a third of Americans ages 18 to 25, and about 40 percent of Americans ages 26 to 40 have tattoos, according to the Pew Research Center. “As a permanent and often pricey form of body art, tattoos are an investment,” said board-certified dermatologist Bruce E. Katz, MD, FAAD, who maintains a private practice in New York City, New York. “In order to protect that investment, it’s important to take steps to keep tattooed skin healthy and vibrant.” To keep your tattoo looking its best, Dr. Katz…
  • Treatment with Xenon Gas Can Reduce Brain Damage After Head Injury

    Dana
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    According to a study using mice at Imperial College of London, treatment with xenon gas after a head injury can reduce the extent of brain damage. Scientists found that xenon, given within hours of the initial injury, limits brain damage and improves neurological outcomes in the mice, both in the short and long term. The findings, published in the journal Critical Care Medicine, could lead to clinical trials of xenon as a treatment for head injury in humans. Head injury is the leading cause of death and disability in people aged under 45 in developed countries, mostly resulting from falls and…
  • Positive Outlook and Social Support Help Diabetes Patients Cope

    Dana
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    A better understanding of the social, psychological and emotional challenges faced by people with diabetes could improve their health outcomes. Support from people around them and a positive outlook help patients with diabetes cope with psychosocial challenges of the disease, according to an international study that included researchers from Penn State College of Medicine. Researchers administered online, telephone and in-person questionnaires to 8,596 people with diabetes living in 17 countries including the United States and Canada. Patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes were…
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    BitterSweet

  • A Novel Approach

    Hannah Kaminsky
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    If there’s anything better than ice cream, it could only be ice cream on a stick or in a sandwich. Classic novelties have taken advantage of this fool-proof path to frozen dessert perfection, but few truly make the most of the unique, single serving presentation. Finally daring to innovate beyond two chocolate wafers filled with vanilla ice cream, some very exciting developments are turning the marketplace into a very sweet scene, indeed. So Delicious has certainly been busy in recent days, and my backlog of photos provides ample evidence. This is only the tip of the iceberg when it…
  • Pump[kin] It Up!

    Hannah Kaminsky
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Burgers are one of the most reliable staples to be found in any cook’s arsenal. Infinitely adjustable, easily prepared, and universally enjoyed, many satisfying meals both past and present can be attributed to the humble patty. Watching Labor Day pass right before my eyes, I groaned as I looked back through my archives and spotted this bun-clad beauty just waiting in the wings. A perfect recipe for the backyard barbeques and grilling extravaganzas synonymous with the date, familiar pangs of guilt gripped me as it seemed like a prime opportunity wasted. Created, photographed, and…
  • A Top Picnic Pick

    Hannah Kaminsky
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    “Summer is over, summer is over!” the masses cry, pointing to the calendar as the days advance past Labor Day, deeper into the heart of September. Sure, school is back in session and thoughts do naturally turn to the future, preparing for the changing of the seasons sure to come, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a done deal already. I don’t know about you, but for us east coasters back here in New England, the weather has turned more hot and humid than ever, finally feeling like the summer we’ve been anticipating for months. The thick, moist air, dense…
  • Photo Friday: Sights from San Francisco

    Hannah Kaminsky
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
  • By Bread (and Chocolate) Alone

    Hannah Kaminsky
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    As far as dietary sacrifices go, I can imagine far worse conditions than living by bread alone. Anyone who says otherwise must not know of the wonders of flour, water, and yeast, and the incredible range of flavors such a humble combination can produce. Of course, a smidgen of chocolate would turn the whole affair into a genuine treat rather than a trial, but the same could probably be said for any sort of cocoa-infused pairing. Let’s keep this one short and to the point: If you like bread and/or chocolate, together or separately, this is a recipe you should take for a spin. Crunchy…
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • Oatmeal: Steel-cut vs. Rolled

    Anytime Fitness
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    The oats showdown is on...who will win? It's a battle between steel-cut vs. rolled oatmeal! The post Oatmeal: Steel-cut vs. Rolled appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 5 Ingredients You Should Remove From Your Kitchen

    Carly Sippel
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Eat healthier by removing these bad ingredients from your kitchen pantry! The post 5 Ingredients You Should Remove From Your Kitchen appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Success Story: James Proved The Doctors Wrong

    Anytime Fitness
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    An Iraq War veteran suffered devastating injuries in a motor vehicle crash sending him into depression. After finding Anytime Fitness his life has changed! The post Success Story: James Proved The Doctors Wrong appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 5 Fall Yoga Articles To Inspire You

    Amanda Ingle
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Happy Yoga Month! Prepare for your fall yoga practice with our five favorite yoga articles around the web. The post 5 Fall Yoga Articles To Inspire You appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Video: Two Easy Swaps For Healthier Baked Goods

    Anytime Fitness
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Try these tricks for swapping out unhealthy ingredients in most recipes! The post Video: Two Easy Swaps For Healthier Baked Goods appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • How Can You Get Rid of Skin Sun Spots?

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
      Skin sun spots, also called solar lentigines (solar lentigo if it is just one spot) are common. In my dermatology practice, I am asked every day by my patients to help them fade or get rid of their unwanted sun spots. There are a number of “tricks” and tips that we use to do this. Because sun spots are so tenacious, the best results come from an “all of the above” approach to controlling sun spots. That means using a combination of: prevention (to stop the development of new spots or darkening of existing spots) skin care products that fade existing spots procedures…
  • Bumps Under the Eyes: Causes and Treatments

    Angela
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Among the many skin nuisances are tiny bumps under the eyes. These pesky bumps can be hard to remove depending on the cause. Considering how important eye contact is for interactions, it can add stress to this already frustrating issue. Dr. Bailey addresses this problem when she tackles a readers question regarding bumps under the eyes in her blog post: “What Causes Bumps Under the Eyes?“ What Causes Bumps Under the Eyes? Dr. Bailey always recommends visiting you local dermatologist to diagnose any skin problem since the skin is a complex organ (largest organ in your body!).
  • What Causes Sunspots on Skin?

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sunspots on skin, called solar lentigines, are due to sun exposure. They are flat brown spots that show up on the parts of your skin that have been exposed to the sun. Once you start getting sunspot on skin, expect them to darken and increase in number with every UV ray that hits your skin. Any UV ray from the sun will darken your sunspots. Yes, that means that even the sun that comes through windows, that bounces off cement or water, or that passes through clouds will worsen your sunspots. What about tanning beds – can you outwit the process by tanning using unnatural UV light? No,…
  • Zinc Supplements and Acne Treatment

    Angela
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
      To continue on the same vein as last week, we are discussing alternate acne treatments. When medications or skin care products don’t seem to work, people often turn to other options, such as zinc supplements. One particular question Dr. Bailey is often asked from her patients and blog readers is “Do zinc supplements really work to get rid of acne?” In her practice, Dr. Bailey uses her Foaming Zinc Cleanser for body acne or acne caused by pityrosporum yeast as she details in her original blog post How to Get Rid of Back Acne (Bacne). However, the same rules do not…
  • Acne Treatment 411: Back to School Edition

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

  • Treatment for Myofascial Pain Syndrome in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Myofascial pain syndrome is one of the most common cause of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed aches and pains, especially for recurrent headaches, neck pain and back pain.   What is Myofascial Pain Syndrome? Myofascial (my-oh-fass-shal) Pain Syndrome (MPS) is a painful condition that is characterized by localized pain, muscle tendernes, decreased range of motion, mood and sleep problems. The pain in Myofascial Pain Syndrome most commonly occurs in the head, neck, shoulders, arms, legs and lower back. However, it can occur in any muscle group.   What causes Myofascial Pain Syndrome?
  • Studies Show Chiropractic’s Positive Impact on Migraines

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

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

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

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

  • Trend: Hip outcomes improving – Surgeon tells us why

    Tiger Buford
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    With hip new techniques, replacements last longer (UT-San Diego) The average age in the U.S. for patients needing a hip replacement is 65. However, the age group where the number of such surgeries is increasing the most is among those in their 50s. The reasons for that are not entirely clear. According to Dr. Nithin Reddy, […]
  • Lawyers in a chess match over the Zimmer NexGen Knee lawsuits

    Tiger Buford
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    NEXGEN PLAINTIFFS LAWYERS BITE BACK AT ZIMMER (Orthopedics This Week) Lawyers representing plaintiffs in the NexGen lawsuits say Zimmer Holdings, Inc.’s claims that they should be sanctioned shows the company is running scared. In its motion to sanction the lawyers, Zimmer noted that attorneys representing plaintiffs Mertha Shoat, Ronnie Davis and Debra Teague had missed a […]
  • Documents show that a mystery 2nd suitor chased Biomet but ceded early to Zimmer

    Tiger Buford
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Second suitor ceded early to Zimmer in chase for Biomet (MassDevice) Your Dashboard for the Zimmer-Biomet merger A 2nd suitor for orthopedic device maker Biomet ceded the field early to Zimmer, regulatory filings show, but Biomet held out for better terms from its cross-town rival. In the early days of Zimmer‘s (NYSE:ZMH) courtship of Biomet, a 2nd […]
  • Which Tommy John Surgery Is Best? Answer: Neither!

    Tiger Buford
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Which Tommy John Surgery Is Best? Answer: Neither! (Orthopedics This Week) It’s a first-in-the-literature…Jim Bradley, M.D., M.S., a sports medicine specialist with Burke & Bradley Orthopedics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and lead physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has conducted a head-to-head trial of two types of Tommy John procedures. Dr. Bradley tells OTW, […]
  • Chinese government to favor Chinese Orthopedic manufacturers over US Orthopedic manufacturers

    Tiger Buford
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    A New Wrinkle For China’s Medical Device Market (Forbes) This week, China’s National Health and Planning Commission (NHPC) threw foreign medical device manufacturers a wrinkle:  going forward, the Chinese government would pursue policies explicitly designed to favor domestic manufacturers over foreign manufacturers.  The NHPC’s announcement was clear:  “We want to strongly advocate health ministry organizations to use domestically-made […]
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    Heart Sisters

  • Brain freeze, heart disease and pain self-management

    Carolyn Thomas
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    Taking a pain pill that you believe will work means that your perception of pain begins to decrease even before the medication actually has time to get into your bloodstream. But if you suddenly realize that you've run out of those pain pills and thus cannot get the immediate pain relief you need, your nervous system starts paying more attention to those pain signals, and you will feel more intense pain. And that's where self-management of pain can come in.
  • It’s Invisible Illness Awareness Week!

    Carolyn Thomas
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    September 8-14th marks "Invisible Illness Awareness Week" - when we get to consider what it's like to have a medical condition that nobody else can see. And that's the vast majority of all chronic illnesses.
  • The freakish nature of cardiac pain

    Carolyn Thomas
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    Pain in general is actually nature's way to protect our bodies - a good thing. Pain has a way of attracting our focused attention in a very efficient fashion, warning us that something might be very wrong. But during a heart attack, the varied locations of cardiac pain can trick us into thinking that pain isn't coming from the heart - especially in women.
  • The hospital discharge race: is sooner always better?

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

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

  • The Rifton TRAM vs the Hoyer®: Tackling the SPH Trifecta

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    The Rifton TRAM is out-performs any Hoyer or other sling lifts by combining 3 unique functions into one device: seat to seat transfer, sit to stand transfer, and supported ambulation and weight-bearing.
  • Improving Functional Mobility in Home Care

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Therapist understand the importance of teaching home care patients how to do a stand-pivot transfer. The Rifton TRAM mobility aid can help make this movement easier for the patient and the therapist.
  • Accessible Symbol Redux: NY First State to Adopt New Icon

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    We are proud to share in the announcement of NY as the first state to adopt the use of the new accessible symbol.
  • Their Name Is Today

    16 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Rifton is sponsoring a free copy of a new book on childhood, "Their Name is Today" to anyone who works with or is raising children. Stories of children with special needs are included in the book.
  • Feeding Studies with the Rifton Activity Chair

    12 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    The Rifton Activity Chair is helping to improve the Videofluoroscopic procedure for diagnosing and evaluating swallowing disorders in patients.
 
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    maleenhancementguide.org

  • What’s in a Viagra?

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

    Vita Admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:41 pm
    We have discussed a number of different ways you can address libido and other male sexual problems. And we figure it’s in practically every man’s wish list to have strong erections and mind-blowing sexual intercourse every time. If this is true for you, know that a great sex life starts with your libido and sexual desire, and you should be aware of potential triggers for reducing or losing this desire. Low testosterone levels are often pinpointed for low libido. But it’s not just the only potential cause of dipping sex drive. Here are three major ones that you should worry about: Aging…
  • Some Diet Tricks for Low Libido

    Vita Admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Believe it or not, your sex drive or libido naturally dips over time. It could be caused by the natural aging process, or the use of certain medications or psychological issues. Take note that not all sexual enhancement products addresses libido and improving it, but there are high-quality and responsive ones that can enhance libido along with improving erections, stamina, energy, and performance in lovemaking. How to remedy this “sticky” situation? You can turn to your diet! Food is the foundation of your overall health and wellness, and you can save yourself energy and your hard-earned…
  • Boost Your Fertility Potential with These Foods

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

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

  • Research Digest – September 2014: Cortisol in ME/CFS

    Suzanne Vernon
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Cortisol is a hormone that is produced in the adrenal glands where it enters into the circulation to dampen inflammation. It does this by entering into the cytoplasm of cells, binding to the cortisol receptor (called the glucocorticoid receptor) and then moving into the cell nucleus to bind to DNA and regulate the expression of inflammatory molecules. Cortisol is an essential hormone for immune function and many studies have shown that cortisol is low in ME/CFS patients – known as hypocortisolism.  Recent articles find increased cortisol receptor expression is associated with post-exertion…
  • Guest Blog: Dr. Peter Rowe – Is The Physical Examination Normal in CFS? Part 3

    Suzanne Vernon
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    In this 3rd piece of our three-part blog series Dr. Peter Rowe discusses range of motion in ME/CFS patients. In the first post in the series, Dr Rowe discussed orthostatic heart rate and blood pressure changes. Read Part 1 HERE In the second post, Dr Rowe discussed joint hypermobility. Read Part 2 HERE  __________ Postural dysfunctions and movement restrictions Some of those with joint hypermobility also have postural abnormalities that are thought to be a consequence of the effect of gravitational loading of the spine, including a head-forward posture, a rounded appearance of the thoracic…
  • Guest Blog: Dr. Peter Rowe – Is The Physical Examination Normal in CFS? Part 2

    Suzanne Vernon
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    In the 2nd part of this three-part blog series on physical examination in ME/CFS, Dr. Peter Rowe discusses joint hypermobility.  You can read the first blog post in the series where Dr Rowe discussed orthostatic heart rate and blood pressure changes HERE. __________ Joint hypermobility Some patients meeting the criteria for CFS have a genetic disorder of connective tissue known as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). Those with EDS have stretchy skin, very loose, hypermobile joints that often dislocate easily, along with delayed wound healing, fragile skin, and a tendency to develop an early onset…
  • Guest Blog: Dr. Peter Rowe – Is The Physical Examination Normal in CFS? Part 1

    Suzanne Vernon
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    The Laying on of Hands: Recently I read with great interest a Medscape article titled, “Patients Lose When Doctors Can’t Do Good Physical Exams”.  You can read the article here: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/825442 but the crux is that as medicine becomes more and more dependent on sophisticated technology, the physical exam is in danger of becoming a lost art. This Medscape article made me think about the experiences of our ME/CFS patient community and the frequency of physical examination. I reached out to Dr. Peter Rowe whose research we have funded that deals with…
  • P2P Workshop – Registration Now Open

    Leigh Reynolds
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Registration is now open for the Pathways to Prevention workshop for Advancing the Research on ME/CFS. Interested individuals may register to attend live or participate via webcast. It is our hope that many stakeholders will participate in this process in order to ensure the patients have a strong presence and a voice. To register to attend live click HERE  To register for the webcast click HERE __________ More About the P2P: The National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) has a program called the Pathways to Prevention. The goal is to host workshops…
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    Health Blog

  • Warrior 2 Yoga Pose

    Health Blog
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    The warrior 2 yoga pose is a bit more of an advanced extension of the Triangle pose. It provides benefits very much like those provided by the Triangle pose, along with the additional benefit of the strengthening of the…
  • Turmeric Benefits Infographic

    Health Blog
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    Research has shown that curcumin, which also provides spice turmeric the hallmark vibrant yellow coloring, may be used as a tendonitis treatment by suppressing biological mechanisms which ignite inflammation in…
  • The Best and Worst Foods for Denture Wearers

    Health Blog
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:44 am
    Wearing dentures is a new experience for many people and it may take some time to get back to eating your usual diet as some foods need to be avoided at first. It’s important to take the steps to ensure you do learn how to…
  • How Many Calories Are In A Drink From Starbucks Infographic

    Health Blog
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:31 am
    When ordering the Starbucks “trenta” you’re getting an enormous 31 ounce drink with an extra 200 calories with the potential to gain an extra 20 pounds in a year. An extra 200 calories a day will result…
  • Dementia and Vitamin D Deficiency

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

  • MediAngels Online Consultation – a boon!

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

    Dr. Richa Jagtap
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:52 am
    Dr. Richa Jagtap, a top Gynecologist & Obstetrician at MediAngels and one of the best IVF specialists in India, throws some light on challenges in Fertility Management and recent advances in fertility.
  • Online Consultation & Video Consultation at MediAngels – Transforming lives!

    Dr. Debraj Shome
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    A patient's story (in her own words) on how she got examined and treated by Dr. Debraj Some, one of the Top Facial Plastic Surgeons in India, using Video Consultation facility at MediAngels, without the necessity for repeated travel.
  • The Right Second Opinion Can Save Your Life!

    Editor
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:39 pm
    A patient diagnosed with Lung cancer - terminal stage, with nothing but just a hope to LIVE; A Second Opinion granted that wish!
  • Medical Second Opinion Changes Lives!

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

  • Los Mejores Consejos Para Maquillarse

    salud
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Lo primero que atrae a las adolescentes, aparte de los niños es el maquillaje. Chicas quizás lo tienen en sus genes a ser atraídos por el maquillaje. A ellos les encanta vestirse y les encanta poner en aquellos agentes que parecen imposibles para los muchachos. No es de extrañar, que son tan diferentes! El Internet es un lugar enorme y encontrarás consejos de belleza para las mujeres mayores de todo. Pero hay pocas veces buenos artículos y tal vez hay artículo que profundiza en los consejos de maquillaje para las niñas adolescentes. Los Mejores Consejos De Maquillaje Para Adolescentes…
  • Elimina Esas Ojeras De Una Vez Por Todas

    salud
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Ojeras, Apuesto que pensaste todo lo que necesitaba era una buena noche de sueño, sólo para descubrir que no ayudó en absoluto. Que la verdad sea dicha; sus círculos oscuros del ojo podrían ser el resultado de su composición genética; que ocurre sobre todo entre algunos afroamericanos debido a la alta cantidad de melanina en nuestra piel. Otras causas posibles son el eczema, alergias estacionales y de otro, la falta de sueño, y de la causa el envejecimiento. Dependiendo de lo que está causando sus ojeras es posible que desee considerar la búsqueda de ayuda profesional. A…
  • 5 Maneras Fáciles De Curar Su Acné

    salud
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Muchas personas que sufren de acné en terrible condición irán a sus dermatólogos primero antes de considerar hacer cualquier otra cosa para curar su acné. Cuando van a los dermatólogos, van a gastar cientos de dólares para la visita de un tiempo con el fin de conseguir algunos medicamentos y antibióticos (que les costó unos cien dólares) prescritos. E incluso después de eso, ellos tendrán que visitar los dermatólogos de nuevo con el fin de informar de su condición de regularidad, y al hacerlo, el gasto de más de cientos de dólares en el proceso. He aquí cómo usted puede…
  • 10 Formas Para Deshacerse De La Celulitis

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

  • Annie’s, a major organic food company, sells out to General Mills

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Annie’s,  a major organic food company, sells out to General Mills By Nathan Batalion, Phd, Naturopath, Triathlete (Healingtalks) In another move toward the consolidated control of the organic food market, General Mills, the junk food giant, announced it was purchasing Annie’s  organic food company for $820 million. Related Articles Who Owns the Organic Food Industry? […]
  • Strategies for lowering your resting heart rate – an important measure of cardiovascular health

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Strategies for lowering your resting heart rate -  an important measure of cardiovascular health by Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete (Healingtalks) Your heart has so many beats per minute and as a gauge of how hard it is working to pump blood throughout your body. It is thus important to have strategies for lowering your […]
  • Outbreak of Ebola virus spreading exponentially in Africa

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Outbreak of Ebola virus spreading exponentially in Africa By Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete (Healingtalks)  The worst ever outbreak of Ebola virus infections  is spreading its impact exponentially in Africa. The fear is that this illness might exponentially spread and far beyond he borders of west Africa At the same time, we are living in an […]
  • Genetically modified food labeling laws opposed by Big Food

    Adam Riva
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Genetically modified food labeling laws opposed by food Big Food By Adam Riva, Staff Writer (Healingtalks) Genetically modified food labeling law are intended to help the public know what is in their foods, especially when countless studies have shown harmful effects from eating GMO foods. New York GMO labeling laws New York is  among them. […]
  • Comparing Messages: Norman Doide MD, The Brain That Changes Itself

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    Comparing Messages: Norman Doide MD, The Brain That Changes Itself By Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete (Healingtalks) Norman Doidge, MD, in his The Brain That Changes Itself, offers a spellbinding and triumphant account of several individuals whose “brain plasticity” helped them overcame their seemingly permanent brain disabilities. His lucid storytelling style, along with rich and […]
 
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    Healthy Times Blog

  • The Best Diet Plan for Milk Allergies!

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Allergies are exaggerated responses of the immune system to dust, animal fur, food or other particulate matter present in the atmosphere. Substances that cause reaction are called allergens. Allergies mean that people with are often sensitive to more than one thing. Red eyes, itchiness, runny nose, hives, or an asthma attack are some of the common symptoms of allergies. Allergies play a vital role in conditions like asthma and in some people severe conditions of allergies to environmental or dietary allergens or to some medications may result in life-threatening reactions called anaphylaxis.
  • How can you Prevent Food Poisoning?

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Food posioning is something extremely unpleasant, even for a healthy person. Generally, foods which are imported from many foreign countries, fast food joints and other cafe outlets are probable causes of an upset stomach. Many Americans are becoming concerned about the safety of food supply from spinach, green onions to peanut butter which is making them sick. Food poisoning is one of the common diseases, yet distressing at times and sometimes it turns out to be the most life threatening problem for millions of people living in the United States. Nausea, vomiting, stomach pains, lethargic…
  • How to Get Glowing Skin Naturally?

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Winter or summer season, we all wish to look good and have beautiful, flawless skin. Without prompt care, dry skin can lead to cracks, redness, leading to blots and scars. Also, harsh winter wind makes the problem even worse. Whereas, the heat from indoor sources like heater or other equipment robs the skin’s natural moisture, as do hot showers or baths and harsh cleansers. You have to make necessary adjustments to achieve the flawless and glowing look you desire, from your face all the way down to your toes. Tips for healthy and glowing skin during winter skin: It’s wintertime and our…
  • The Most Important Fat-Burning Exercise You’re Not Doing!

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    If we didn’t consume too many calories, we wouldn’t have any extra calories to store. Gaining weight is easy but trying to burn fat is another problem. Whether its brisk or aerobic walking, even walking can be considered as a low-stress form of exercise. It helps you gain the long and short terms benefits of aerobic exercise without any risks to your hips, knees and ankles that’s common in high-impact workouts like jogging and aerobics. If you wish to lose weight, it is crucial to understand how many calories your body utilizes, that greatly helps in a successful weight loss…
  • 6 Face Yoga Poses For the Perfect Non-surgical Facelift

    rashmi
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Yoga is a way of living for healthy mind and a healthy body. Yoga helps promote a balanced development of physical, mental and spiritual being. Yoga fosters the art of controlling an individual mind, body and soul. Yoga bestows various benefits. Yoga helps in reducing stress and tension in the body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. It also helps in increasing flexibility, muscle strength and body tone. It improves the concentration and memory also, and is especially beneficial for children. Get a beautiful a Face Lift with Yoga Yoga is beneficial for the entire body, including…
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    Wisdom From Above...For Cancer

  • Hi Anonymous, I am doing wonderfully! Thank you f...

    Holy Is The Lord
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Hi Anonymous,I am doing wonderfully! Thank you for asking. The Lord Jesus Christ is is merciful and good; He always works everything out for our good...although perhaps not always in our desired timeframe or via our preferred process. :-)I have regretfully been neglecting this blog just due to other priorities, but I hope to start posting again more regularly.May God Bless you!
  • What a fortuitous event coming across your site! ...

    Ruth Dee
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    What a fortuitous event coming across your site! I have been using Black Salve myself for many years as I too suffer from skin afflictions. The comments some of your readers left here are rather educational too!I found that finding good information and instructions on how to use Black Salve can be difficult at times, so I'd like to point you and your readers to a great resource for this on my website. http://www.naturalblacksalve.com/information/instructions-for-using-black-salve/Be good, be well.Ruth
  • Hi, I just have been looking around the web and sa...

    Anonymous
    5 Jun 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Hi, I just have been looking around the web and saw your journal and was wondering how you are doing? I'd originally saw posts and videos on you tube about black salve and was curious...I hope all is well with you and the others in whom you've interacted with on here?
  • Hi Cate, I would hesitate to give advise about wh...

    Holy Is The Lord
    25 Oct 2013 | 8:41 am
    Hi Cate,I would hesitate to give advise about what to do, as I find that such decisions are very personal. I know that I didn't et all of the tumor during my first attempt at black salve and as a result, the tumor started growing again. So I am currently using it now to get the last bit.There are non-toxic tests you can take to see if there is cancer still in your body. Here is one example: American Metabolic Labs. I know it can be disconcerting to see these types of changes in your body, but let's first see what you are dealing with. Is it cancer or is it scar tissue, or maybe…
  • Dear Lissy, I am so sorry for the delay. I have ...

    Holy Is The Lord
    25 Oct 2013 | 8:26 am
    Dear Lissy,I am so sorry for the delay. I have just been swamped and this blog has just gone lower on the priority list. What you describe is exactly what I had/have, although I do not know the specific size. Mine was in no way superficial.The salve is mostly for superficial cancers because it can be quite painful to use it on tumors deep in the tissue (especially in tissue as sensitive as the breast).While the salve worked wonderously on the part of the tumor showing through my skin, I had problems getting to the parts deeper in my breast (the opening in my breast to the tumor was pretty…
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    Rhythm For Good

  • Was blind, but now I see – A True Miracle!

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

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

    Julie Palmieri
    26 Feb 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Guest Post by Jordan Goodman, MS There’s an early scene in the movie “Her,” depicting a probable reality of the not-so-distant future. Theodore (played by Joaquin Phoenix) is riding the subway, communicating only with his empathic “smart” device. And so is everyone else. We have never had the ability to be so connected. We have […]
  • 3 Fear-Confronting Truths I’ve Learned

    Kat Fulton
    8 Feb 2014 | 3:49 pm
    To the left is Dr. Wendy Magee sharing her expertise on technology and clinical practice in music therapy! Check out her new book at Amazon here. Today I was honored to speak at the Online Conference for Music Therapy. It was a ton of fun – I love presenting, and I love allowing the audience’s […]
  • 8 Great Marketing Books + True Kat Confessions

    Kat Fulton
    25 Oct 2013 | 8:14 am
    In 2003 – 2004, I went through a really difficult time. I was in south France teaching at an English immersion camp called American Village. Best. Job. Ever. During one of our off-weekends, a friend and I visited Nice. That’s when I put my bag (mon sac) on the ground at the train station, and […]
 
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  • Top Reasons Why People Get Lonely

    Roman Soluk
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Life of a lonely person isn’t easy. Most people will agree with it. Although, at a first glance, you have a complete freedom, you may do what you want, build your career, have fun, etc. However a person (no matter if this is a woman or a man) just need to have a family, to feel safety, comfort, warmth and love. People not only want to create a cosiness in their houses, but also to share this comfort with their loved ones. After all, it’s so hard to come back home into the empty apartment. To avoid all these negative feelings you need to learn the main reasons why most people get…
  • What Do You Need to Be Happy? [POLL]

    Roman Soluk
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    Happiness is your internal state, but all people need different things to feel happy. Sometimes you don’t understand how other people manage to be happy while you torture yourself with doubts, anxiety and frustration. Maybe you just don’t know how to appreciate what you have? Or you still don’t know what you need from your life? What does a person really need to be happy? Today men and, more recently, a growing number of women say that they don’t have enough money to be happy. Others feel lack of love or understanding from family and friends. Sometimes a person only…
  • 10 Tips to Overcome Tough Times in Your Life

    Roman Soluk
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    Stress is everywhere: in the office and at home, in shops and in traffic jams. However, many people face such difficulties in comparison with which a three-hour traffic jam is nothing. Severe diseases, betrayal of loved ones, bankruptcy make the world sometimes too cruel. How to find the strength to resist all negativeness? Someone is trying to fight it and avoid bad events in their lives, others are ready to experience all problems paatiently. No matter what way you choose, here are some tips that will help you to overcome tough times and move on. How to get through difficult moments 1.
  • How to Relax by Clearing Your Mind of Brain Junk

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

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

    Heidi Godman
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    The expression “I laughed so hard I wet my pants” is used in a lighthearted way. But there’s nothing funny about it for the millions of women who leak urine when they laugh, cough, or sneeze. “Women are embarrassed by the condition. And some women live with it because they believe there’s nothing they can do about it,” says Dr. May Wakamatsu, Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and co-editor of the Harvard special report Better Bladder and Bowel Control Fortunately, there’s plenty a woman can…
  • FDA approves weight-loss drug Contrave

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    For the third time in two years, the FDA has approved a drug to help people lose weight. The new drug, Contrave, combines two generic drugs, naltrexone and bupropion. Naltrexone is used to help kick an addiction to alcohol or narcotics. Bupropion is used to treat depression and seasonal affective disorder. Many people also take bupropion to stop smoking. Neither naltrexone nor bupropion by itself has been approved for weight loss. “When used as directed in combination with a healthy lifestyle that includes a reduced-calorie diet and exercise, Contrave provides another treatment option…
  • Benzodiazepine use may raise risk of Alzheimer’s disease

    Beverly Merz
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    If you have ever taken Valium, Xanax, or some other benzodiazepine to calm your nerves or sleep better, you may have felt woozy or hungover the next day. Experts have long assumed that people’s heads would clear once they stopped taking the drug. That may not be the case. A study published last night by the journal BMJ suggests that benzodiazepine use may promote the development of dementia. A team of researchers from France and Canada linked benzodiazepine use to an increased risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In the study, the greater a person’s cumulative…
  • Myth busted: bra wearing not linked to breast cancer

    2 Minute Medicine®
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Created by Harvard Health Publications based on content published by 2 Minute Medicine® (view original article).  According to a persistent Internet myth, women who wear bras are more likely to develop breast cancer. Not true. A new study published online in the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention found no link between bra use and breast cancer. Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle interviewed more than 1,000 women with the most common forms of breast cancer — invasive ductal carcinoma and invasive lobular carcinoma. They also…
  • Low fat? Low carb? Almost any healthy diet can work for losing weight

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Yesterday’s nutrition headline was “low-carb, not low-fat, diet linked with increased weight loss.” Today it’s “no clear winner among popular diets.” The diet controversy continues. For years, low-fat diets were the ones that doctors recommended for weight loss. Experts began to look closer at that advice when the low-carb Atkins and South Beach diets made huge splashes by helping some people lose weight. Over the past 20 years, diets have been tested in head-to-head trials. Their results continue to illuminate nutrition advice and sometimes frustrate…
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  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 048

    Anand Swaminathan
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Welcome to the 48th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 10 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about…
  • The LITFL Review 151

    Kane Guthrie
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chuck of FOAM. Welcome to the 151st edition, brought to you by: Anand Swaminathan [AS] (EM Lyceum, iTeachEM) Brent Thoma [BT] (BoringEM and Academic Life in EM) Chris Connolly [CC] Chris Nickson [CN]…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 047

    Anand Swaminathan
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Welcome to the 47th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 10 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about…
  • CCC Update 008

    Chris Nickson
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:56 pm
    As you know, the LITFL Critical Care Compendium is a living resource built around the knowledge base needed for the FCICM exam, but extends far beyond those conservative boundaries. Plugging away on this project is where I spend most of my time ‘living in the fast lane’. The pages are built into the back end of LITFL — they don’t enter the blog feed — hence the need for updates to make sure you are not missing out on anything important… like leptospirosis, which featured in CCC Update 007 and within 2 weeks appeared in the FCICM Part II exam (or so I have been…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 046

    Anand Swaminathan
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Welcome to the 46th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 10 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about…
 
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    DiscussHealth

  • Scary Burning Back Pain Sensation – What Causes Burning Pain In The Back

    HealthyDis
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:57 am
    Back pain is a usual complaint of older people. However, even young adults may experience back pain due to a number of causes. Now, we will specifically discuss the cause of burning back pain sensation that affects millions of people. What Are The Symptoms Burning back pain may be odd to the feeling because usually, […]
  • What Causes Bump Inside The Mouth – Bumps Inside Cheek

    HealthyDis
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    Some people may experience having a bump inside the oral cavity. These bumps can be due to a number of things but one should know the cause of bumps inside the mouth. Usually, the small bumps are not harmful on their own because they are simply symptoms of an underlying disease. Still, it is important […]
  • Causes of Itchy Red Corners In The Eyes

    HealthyDis
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    The eyes can be too sensitive to the particles in the air. Usually, people use either eyeglasses or contact lenses to protect their eyes from dusts and other irritants. However, such devices may not be enough especially if you always have itchy red corners of the eyes. If the redness and itchiness is not treated […]
  • Types Of Doctors To Consult For Pain In The Body

    HealthyDis
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    Some people are not aware on the type of doctors to consult when they experience pain. They end up talking to various doctors before they could settle for the one who can diagnose the source of their pain. To make it easier for you, we will give you a list of types of doctors for […]
  • Causes Of Jaw Pain When Talking And Speaking

    HealthyDis
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    Have you experienced having painful jaw when speaking or talking? Chances are you have a condition called TMJ or TMJ pain. This kind of pain is caused by the disruption of nerves in your jaw joint. When you speak or talk, you may experience shooting pain in the jaw and other mouth areas. Symptoms of […]
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  • WHO Report on Suicide Prevention

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

    Editor
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Studying at AIPC was definitely a choice in life that I will never forget or regret. The lecturers and teachers modelled exceptional care, excessive knowledge, as well as being so supportive in all areas of learning. It was excellent to see that they were not only there to teach, but they understood the significance of being patient with their students and helping them through the criteria of the work required. The studying options were so convenient and worked around the lifestyle I was in, where I was able to receive my Diploma of Counselling successfully. Within my experience, AIPC provide…
  • Role Play: Demonstration of a Supervision Session

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

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

    Editor
    3 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Johnson, Rick. (2013). Spirituality in counseling and psychotherapy: An integrative approach that empowers clients. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc. Spirituality in counselling and psychotherapy offers a practical exploration of the understanding and integration of spirituality in contemporary counselling. It is a practical text guiding the reader through an awareness of self and the role of spirituality in counselling theories. The author, Rick Johnson is the Department chair of counsellor education at the Portland State University with a scholarly interest in the effect of…
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  • Here's what you need to know about testosterone

    Robert McLachlan, Head, Clinical Andrology at Prince Henry&#39;s Institute
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Testosterone is important for the physical changes that happen during male puberty, and features typical of adult men, such as facial and body hair.Dave 77459/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SATestosterone is blamed for violence in males, implicated in sport scandals, linked to sexual prowess, desired by gym devotees, and promoted as a tonic for ageing. But how many of us really understand what testosterone is, what it does, and why it’s important? Testosterone levels are about ten times higher in men than women. While it does have important functions in women, its role is quite different so this article…
  • To prevent murder-suicide we need to better understand offenders

    Paul Mazerolle, Director, Violence Research and Prevention Program at Griffith University
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Homicide-suicides are usually perpetrated by men who murder a current or former intimate partner.Lukas Koch/AAPLast week’s tragic deaths of the Hunt family, in what police are treating as a multiple homicide-suicide incident, have left a close-knit community in shock. It is always hard to understand why such events happen, especially as police report there were no “typical” risk factors for violence. The case is now subject to ongoing investigations, so it’s unhelpful to speculate about “ifs” and “maybes”. But confronting events of this nature inevitably raise public interest…
  • Australians still trivialise and excuse violence against women

    Kristin Diemer, Senior research fellow at University of Melbourne
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    One in five Australians believe violence can be excused if the offender later regrets it.craigsmith0423/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAThe latest National Community Attitudes Survey on Violence against Women (NCAS), released today, shows that most measures of community understanding and attitudes on violence against women have not improved in Australia in almost 20 years. In some areas, they’ve worsened. The survey involved 17,500 phone interviews with a cross section of Australians aged 16 years and older. It’s the third such survey, so we can compare the responses with those in 1995 and 2009.
  • Australia’s 7 Up: the revealing study tracking babies to adults

    Susan Sayers, Principal research fellow at Menzies School of Health Research
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    If you're born underweight, like this little baby on the left, it can make a world of difference to your lifelong health.Menzies Health, CC BY-NC-NDTony Abbott is spending this week in North-East Arnhem Land, part of his long-held hope “to be not just the Prime Minister but the Prime Minister for Aboriginal Affairs”. We asked our experts: what stories does the PM need to hear while he’s in the Top End? It’s Australia’s own 7 Up, following the progress of 686 tiny babies into adulthood, through sickness and health, for the rest of their lives. What started with one researcher…
  • Genetic evolution: how the Ebola virus changes and adapts

    Glenn Marsh, Research Scientist, Biosecurity Flagship at CSIRO
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    As viruses replicate, their genome changes.EPA/Ahmed JallanzoThe current outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa is unprecedented in size, with nearly 4,800 confirmed or probable cases and more than 2,400 deaths. People have been infected in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal. The World Health Organization declared this outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” in August and estimates it will claim a staggering 20,000 lives within the next six months. A second completely independent and significantly smaller Ebola virus outbreak has been detected in the…
 
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    Medchrome

  • “A lot of Expectations” an MBBS student’s story

    Administrator
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Sanjeet read a notice about their upcoming university examination to be held starting from August 26. He is a final year MBBS student and after reading this notice, he started to feel panic. He got very tensed thinking about the vast curriculum which he must finish studying within 25 days of exam... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Microbiology of Rabies Virus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Kerri Stout
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    There are people who have been suffering from certain conditions. Some of them have been suffering it due to certain reasons. It would be better for them to consult their doctor so that they would be given the right treatment for the condition that they have. Such conditions could be treated in different ways. You would find those which would look for ways in which its effects could be relieved. This may be treated in an easy way depends to what condition you got. Being knowledgeable how to use essential oils for allergies can help you. A variety of kinds may be purchased at the market. One…
  • Skin Care Advice For Achieving Radiant, Healthy Skin

    Lorelyn Baclay
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:48 am
    So often we take our skin for granted, but beautiful skin requires some work. A skin care plan that keeps your skin looking good isn\’t hard, but you need to have the right focus and that comes from good information. Let the tips below help you to understand how to properly care for your skin. Never use too much makeup! Many types of foundation, concealer and powder can build up in your pores. It can cause acne or make it worse. If you use make-up to cover the acne, it can cause an infection. Until your skin clears up, consider wearing little to no makeup. Resist the temptation to hide…
  • Tips On How To Buy Extra Virgin Olive Oil Online

    Lessie Kaufman
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:12 am
    Many people nowadays are looking for ways on how they can get the stuff that they need in the most convenient fashion. For instance, when it comes to making purchases, you\’d want to be able to get them in ways that would prove to be of the least hassle to you. This is also why more and more people have been opting for the option of actually getting what they need from the web. You would want to get the right items from the right sources if you\’re to go ahead and buy stuff through this medium, the same is true if you are going to buy Extra Virgin Olive Oil online. Make sure that…
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  • These Healthy Habits Can Prevent Dementia & Other Brain Diseases

    BeWellBuzz
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    Healthy habits can go a long way! And the earlier you establish them, the better your chances of finding perfect balance in life and building healthy body, mind and spirit. How many times you have pursued something with great zest and zeal and gave up before you felt it for real? You’ll probably negate it down to literally following the instructions but uh…one thing that instruction manual didn’t tell you is how to find your balance. The only things that do not need any balancing are probiotics and vitamin C – the more the merrier – rest, whether be it the vitamins, minerals or…
  • The Corrosive Cleaner You Use VS Safe Alternative In Your Medicine Cabinet

    BeWellBuzz
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Elemental chlorine is highly oxidizing by nature, which made it a popular bleaching and disinfecting agent. In high concentrations, it is extremely poisonous and therefore, it behaves like a gun. You can protect with it or you can kill. To get elemental chlorine for disinfecting purposes, you have to buy either sodium or calcium hypochlorite (bleaching powder; produces elemental chlorine in much lesser quantities, not enough to become a widespread concern). Hydrogen peroxide, also a very strong oxidizer and disinfectant is currently replacing chlorine bleaches being more environment-friendly…
  • The Surprising Facts You Don’t Know About Adrenal Fatigue

    BeWellBuzz
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Where it all begins may be all too familiar… And for many it ends just the same. In the beginning you feel over-worked, stressed, and like sleep is the only desire to be had. No amount of energy drink and health restorative supplements can better your condition! The tired feeling and the buzzing in the head all day long becomes too much to handle; no gumption, no pizzazz. To combat the the exhaustion, you must know what is going on and create a plan of attack! Tiredness: What’s Happening Want that to sound serious? Okay, we’ll talk about fatigue then; hope that will get you…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Green Cleaning Products

    BeWellBuzz
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The use of cleaning products is indispensable as they are necessary for keeping our homes attractive and free from detrimental microbes and bacteria that could possibly harm our health. However, most of the cleaning products that we usually use are petroleum-based, and carry with them several potential health and environmental hazards. They may contain chemicals that are associated with many of our health issues like skin, eye and respiratory irritations. In addition, concentrated forms of cleaning products that are classified as hazardous create particular concerns as regard to their…
  • The Best Diet To Improve Weight Loss Training

    Oscar King
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Consistent and gradual weight loss is not just about the weights and exercises. Sure, those are important. However, of equal importance is the diet(s) the individual is on. It does not matter that you take all the weight loss pills or do even the most excruciating workouts. The reality is that if you are not watching what goes into you, then you are just undergoing an exercise in futility. This is why you need decent diet regimens that will help improve your weight loss training. While you may want the best diet plan to improve your weight loss training, the fact is that there is a lot to…
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    YourHealthyOptions.com

  • Travel and Packing Trade Secrets

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

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

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

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

    Jim Long
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:33 am
    Wondering why you don’t eat too much but still keep on gaining weight? Then maybe you drink is not healthy at all. There are hundreds of beverages out there that can boost your waistline. You have to be cautious of what you drink. Coffee, although it has significant health effects, can [...]
 
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    Dr Mommy Online |Healthy Living Tips for Busy Women

  • 7 Habits to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

    AnnaLaura Brown
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you live a healthy lifestyle? Before you rush to answer that question, you need to finish reading this article. Too many people in today’s society, think that they do live a healthy lifestyle and that they are healthy when in actually they are not. In order to really determine if you are living a healthy lifestyle, here are seven habits to embrace. 1.  Eat real whole foods with vegetables and fruits as the base of your diet. Add lean meats, real fats such as butter and coconut oil, and whole grains in moderation.  Eat processed food and sugar rarely if at all. If you can handle…
  • Take The Time To Check In With Everyone In Your Teen’s Life

    Tammy Walsh
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The summer has come to a close and the kids have gone back to school. As our teens transition back into the hustle and bustle of the new school year, it’s important that we, as parents, stay in tune with what’s going on in their lives. It’s just a matter of time before they start to become preoccupied with classes, homework, extracurricular activities and hanging out with friends. While this is often an exciting time, the pressures of the new school year can also cause teens to feel anxious or stressed, which can potentially lead to their participation in risky behaviors, such as cough…
  • Runners Should Not Avoid Upper Body and Core Workouts

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
      Since my children are involved in the cross country world, I am around runners daily. Although they can run for miles and miles they all seem to avoid some important workouts. Runners should never, ever neglect their upper body and core. In fact, if those areas of the body are not trained daily along with the legs, it won’t matter how far you can run because your body will eventually break down. Why are core workouts important? Instead of simply answering this question, think about your body. What parts are involved when you are running? If you said your entire body, then you are…
  • Getting a Little Help- Top 5 Qualities of a Good Personal Trainer

    Laura Seeber
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    When you’re trying to live a healthy lifestyle, it is important to get the help you need.  One of the best ways to stay on track is through working with a personal exercise trainer.  They can provide motivation, insight, and expertise that you can use to help keep your exercise routine an integral part of your healthy lifestyle. But how do you find a personal trainer that is right for you?  There are so many different choice available for many of us.  Here are the top five qualities that should be in the personal trainer that you use.   Does He/She Have the Necessary Education…
  • 16 Positive Thinking Quotes To Help You Accomplish More

    Linda Seidler
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’ve often wondered the amazing things that could be accomplished in this world if people would just stop doubting themselves and start believing they’ve got what it takes? I wonder how many new businesses would start up and how many ministries or churches could be planted?  I wonder how many hundreds of people have decided to stop pursuing their their passions and dreams because they’ve allowed their feelings of self-doubt, fear and comparison to take over? I wonder…, and then I remind myself, I am one of those people. What I’ve noticed about myself, over the…
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • Giving the GoPro Hero3 a Go on Maui #VZWBuzz

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

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

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

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

    Joyce
    31 May 2014 | 10:56 am
    A day at the barn. Often we parents try to vicariously live out our lives through our children. Maybe it’s the artist that never quite became known, or the football player that didn’t make the NFL after college, or a singer whose album never sold to more than friends and family. Dreams are awesome. But we all have our own. What’s yours is not necessarily mine, and that same thing goes for our children. No matter how well intentioned we are, our children need to find their own strengths and purpose and not the one we want. When we put them on our path we take them off of…
 
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    Edel
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
  • What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

    Edel
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Also described as the Pacific trash vortex, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a marine debris of particles in the central North pacific Ocean made up of high relative concentrations of plastics, chemical sludge and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre. The gyre's rotational pattern draws in waste material from across the North Pacific Ocean, including coastal waters off North America and Japan. As material is captured in the currents, wind-driven surface currents gradually move floating debris toward the center, trapping it in the region.
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    Laser Clinic Bournemouth

  • Beware of beauty clinics offering laser treatments. We give you the lowdown on how to keep your skin safe.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 10 Horrifying Stories of Doctors Behaving Badly

    bacs18
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Getty Images If you thought the details of Joan Rivers’ death from complications during a routine endoscopy couldn’t get any more shocking, you’re wrong: Rumors surfaced today that Dr. Lawrence Cohen, the gastroenterologist who performed the procedure, allegedly snapped a selfie of himself and the unconscious comedian just moments before the procedure. Outrageous? Absolutely. Infuriating? For sure. But this kind of—questionable would be the kind way to put it—behavior isn’t as uncommon as you might think. Get a gander at some other examples of physicians, nurses, and even a…
  • 3 Surprising Reasons You’re Burned Out at Work

    Leslie Barrie
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Getty Images You’re so over your job: the endless stream of emails, catty coworkers, unpaid overtime—the reasons go on and on. But a new study published in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology found it’s not only office problems that wear you down (though on-the-job factors can definitely affect you, too). Here, three other things that may be causing your work burnout: You’re not getting enough support at home Feel like you can’t vent to your partner about your day? Turns out having an understanding significant other is just as important as having a…
  • Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study

    Health Editor
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Social networking sites can help people lose weight, according to a new study. For people who are obese, sites like Twitter and Facebook can be an inexpensive and convenient source of support from doctors as well as peers, researchers found. “One advantage of using social media over other methods is that it offers the potential to be much more cost effective and practical for day-to-day use when compared to traditional approaches,” the study’s lead author, Dr. Hutan Ashrafian, a health policy researcher at Imperial College…
  • How to Cook the Perfect Steak

    Rachel Swalin
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Photo: Alex Guarnaschelli/PEOPLE Great Ideas The Ultimate Guide to Every Pumpkin Spice Flavored Food Afternoon Munchies? Look at Pictures of Food to Feel Full Derek Jeter Eats These Buttermilk Pancakes Every Morning Before a Game—Get His Recipe My dad used to heat a sauté pan so hot that I thought the handle would fall right off. He would put it on the burner and leave it there, over low heat, for about 15–20 minutes. While a completely silent process, I remember feeling as if the pan was “screaming” hot. He would calmly season the steak with salt and black pepper on both sides, shut…
  • One Thing to Do This Second to Live Longer

    Ellen Seidman
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Photo: Getty Images Get off your butt: Sitting less can help slow your body’s aging process, finds a new study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. I read about it during my train commute. I hadn’t gotten a seat—but suddenly, that was a good thing. Researchers have long known sitting isn’t good for your health—but now they’ve figured out why, reports The New York Times. Swedish scientists found that in a group of study subjects, those who sat for the least amount of time had longer telomeres—itty-bitty caps on the ends of DNA strands that shorten as…
 
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    Dr. David Geier - Sports Medicine Simplified

  • Sports medicine stats: Knee injuries in high school athletes

    drdavidgeier
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Approximately half of all high school sports injuries that require orthpaedic surgery involve the knee. In fact, between 2005-2007, knee injuries made up 15.2% of all high school sports-related injuries. Most of these surgeries were complete ligament tears that medically disqualified athletes for the season.
  • Can barefoot running or wearing minimalist shoes prevent injuries?

    drdavidgeier
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Does barefoot running prevent injuries compared to running in traditional shoes? Does it improve running speed or endurance? And are minimalist shoes – shoes that replicate the benefits of barefoot running but offer some foot protection – just as beneficial (or harmful) as barefoot running?
  • Episode 160: Is early surgery better for young kids with ACL injuries?

    drdavidgeier
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Is early surgery better for young kids with ACL injuries? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Robert Mathis, Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham, and The Citadel allegedly using cut blocking against an opposing team. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.
  • Social media Saturday: Evernote

    drdavidgeier
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Evernote is a tool that I can’t live without. Even if I wasn’t active in social media, I would use it every day. But without Evernote, I’d be lost. I would struggle to create my podcasts and newspaper columns. Quite simply, Evernote is like my brain, but it holds much more information.
  • Healthy athlete tip: Have an automated external defibrillator on site

    drdavidgeier
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Though automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are not cheap, they should be standard equipment for sports facilities. They offer athletes a better chance to survive cardiac emergencies.
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • The Woman Who Claimed She Urinated a Bullet

    MedFriendly
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:55 pm
    While urinating a worm is physically possible as described in a recent blog post, there is an early medical report from 1668 of a woman urinating something even more incredible…a bullet. The story goes like this.A large, pale, woman by the name of G. Eliot in Suffolk, England was tormented with intestinal problems for many years. She was persuaded by a neighbor who had similar problems to swallow two bullets.  It is not stated what the logic was behind how swallowing bullets would supposedly help. The woman claimed that she felt better initially after swallowing the bullets but that…
  • How a Flower Can Kill a Rattlesnake: The Medical Dangers of Pennyroyal Oil

    MedFriendly
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    While doing some historical medical research from the 1600s, I recently came across a fascinating account of how people in Virginia used a common flower to kill rattlesnakes. The story was relayed by Captain Silas Taylor to members of the Royal Society in England, who were always interested in hearing new discoveries from places overseas. FEATURED AMAZON.COM BOOK: The Big, Bad Book of BotanyCaptain Taylor spoke about how colonists in Virginia used a plant known as pennyroyal (pictured below) to kill rattle snakes. He noted that the leaves of this plant produced a very hot sensation when…
  • Worms in the Urine: Strange Facts

    MedFriendly
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Many people have heard of parasitic worm infections in their animals and even in humans. In those cases, people generally are familiar with worms being found in the fecal matter. However, many people are unaware that people can actually urinate worms. The reason is because some types of worms can infect the urinary tract.FEATURED AMAZON.COM BOOK: A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities: A Compendium of the Odd, Bizarre, and the UnexpectedOne type of worm infection is trichomoniasis, but these worms are microscopic. Another worm infection is schistosomiasis, which is caused by a worm called a fluke.
  • Babies that Turn to Stone: Meet the Lithopedions

    MedFriendly
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Stone Baby from 1897Earlier this year, an 84-year old woman in Brazil was found to have a 44-year-old fetus inside her (of 22 to 28 weeks gestation). The fetus had become calcified to protect the mother from the fetus’s dead tissue and possible infection. The calcified fetus is known as a Lithopedion, which is Greek for “stone child.” Lithopedions are commonly referred to as Stone Babies. They occur when a fetus develops outside of the womb, dies, is too large to be absorbed by the body, and calcifies inside the abdomen when medically undetected.Stone Babies are extremely rare,…
  • What Was It? The "Monstrous Birth" from 1677

    MedFriendly
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Conjoined twins are identical twins who are joined together in the uterus. They have the appearance of one body with two heads.  If the faces are pointed in opposite directions, they are referred to as janiceps, although those can rarely survive due to severe brain abnormalities. Conjoined twins are rare, occurring between 1 in 49,000 to 189,000 births.  Most are stillborn (deceased at birth) and a smaller percentage dies soon thereafter.AMAZON.COM FEATURED BOOK: ONE OF US: CONJOINED TWINS AND THE FUTURE OF NORMAL Conjoined twins are three times more likely to be female than male.
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    kimberlysnyder » Blog

  • New Beauty Detox Blogger Recipe Assignment: Warm Mushroom & Kale Beauty Salad!

    Kimberly Snyder
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
           Hello! Hope you are doing well and having a great week so far.  I’ve been getting back into the swing of things with being back home in Los Angeles (in this hot late summer!), spending more time at Glow Bio (you can see a fun Instagram pic here) and meeting lots of different people about some exciting projects we have coming up soon. So stay tuned! It’s been a very busy yet very fun time, and I feel like I’m finally settling back in after that epic journey I took for so much of this year.  We have a very fun and easy recipe for you…
  • Weird Myths and the Real Truth About Nutritional Yeast

    Kimberly Snyder
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    Hi loves! Today’s blog is about a question I saw pop up recently on our Beauty Detox Foods Facebook page— and that question is whether nutritional yeast is really good for you — or not! As someone who has consumed nutritional yeast for years without any problems (and many apparent health benefits!), I want to address many of the myths and misinformation floating around about this superfood. So I’m going to address them all to the best of my ability, along with providing some research and nutritional science, right here in this post. The first half of the post will explain…
  • Are You Eating Enough Enzymes for Beauty, Health and Anti-aging?

    Kimberly Snyder
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Hi Loves! In both The Beauty Detox Solution and The Beauty Detox Foods — and for many years here on the blog — I’ve discussed the importance of enzymes. Today’s post will give you both a primer, if you’re still new to the importance of enzymes, but also go deeper than I have in the past. We’ll learn how enzymes: Affect your body’s health & wellness  Influence your energy levels  Help breakdown of food and digestion Keep you looking and feeling younger Assist in inflammation and pain relief  And much more! I also want to clear up some myths floating around,…
  • New Beauty Detox Blogger Assignment – Let’s Get Physical!

    Kimberly Snyder
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    Hi Loves!  I hope you had an amazing Labor Day weekend, and I trust you’re back into the swing of things after that 3-day refresher! I spent the long weekend working, but I had a blast because it was all about choosing pictures (including so many inspirational photos + delicious food pics… yum!) for the next Beauty Detox book, which is coming so quickly it’s almost surreal!  Still, I did take some time to get outside and enjoy the California heat — and that’s kind of what this blog is about: movement, especially getting outside and expressing the energy…
  • How to Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products

    Kimberly Snyder
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:05 am
    The post How to Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products appeared first on kimberlysnyder.
 
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    Well Being Tips

  • Medical Tourism: Private vs. Public Hospitals Overseas

    Wellbeing
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:32 am
    Medical Tourism: Private vs. Public Hospitals Overseas Going for medical tourism is one of the reasons why people travel to other countries nowadays. Gone are the days when traveling is solely about having fun and exploring a new city or beach. Visiting countries abroad is also being done today because of the various wellness and medical packages available over the internet. Websites […]
  • The Importance of Protein in Your Diet

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

    Ulysse
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Natural Therapy Tips to Help Your Loved Ones Recover from Injuries Recovering from an injury can be a lengthy process even with medication and physiotherapy, though there are ways to help a loved one speed up the recovery process without prescription drugs or expensive physiotherapy treatment. Many people are now aware that painkillers like Ibuprofen and Paracetamol offer little more than short term relief, though what […]
  • Major Causes Of Sexual Problems In Men

    willoconner
    12 Jun 2014 | 9:23 am
    Major Causes Of Sexual Problems In Men The major causes of sexual problems in men are bad relationships. Since most men would never assume that they were unable to have sex or were having anything remotely like a sexual dysfunctional problem, at least not physically. Even so, there are some men that surprise the most cynical personalities. Don’t let other people have […]
  • How meditation can improve our health and well being

    Amelia Verona
    12 Jun 2014 | 9:16 am
    How meditation can improve our health and well being It is an unbeatable fact that health is among the best God-given gifts to humans and it entirely is our obligation to keep our bodies safe and sound through prevention of disease, hygiene and regular treatment. Well, this might sound funny, but stress causes most of the diseases and malfunctioning of the body. Taking a […]
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • Combat HCV with Chlorella

    Danica Collins
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Did You Know… that a nutrient-dense algae can help treat chronic and life-threatening Hepatitis C? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 3.2 million Americans are... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Coffee vs Tea

    Danica Collins
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Trying to decide between tea and coffee? A recent study presented at the ESC Congress weighs in favor of tea in the coffee vs tea debate. French scientists determined that [...] Further Related... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • The Health Benefits of Swiss Chard

    Danica Collins
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Did You Know…this colorful vegetable contains the key to fixing out-of-control blood sugar levels? From “don’t judge a book by its cover” to “appearances can be... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Gray Hair Remedies

    Danica Collins
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Nothing makes you look older than a head of gray hair. Even a few errant grays can add years to an otherwise youthful face and body. Traditional hair dyes scorch [...] Further Related... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Chicken Soup Cures a Cold

    Danica Collins
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:13 pm
    This is a FACT. Whether canned or homemade, a bowl of steaming hot chicken soup cures a cold! The chicken soup cure has been healing sore throats and stuffy noses [...] Further Related... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
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    Dimmi Shoes

  • Smile

    Kristina
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Our obsession with acclaimed blogger Alyssa from the Ordinary Peoples Blog continues, as we pull out and oldie-but-goodie from her collection of Dimmi styles. The ‘Jogger’ gets a dark (but still happy) tough-girl vibe by pairing it with all-black and a geometric constructed bralette. “…I can’t quite remember why I stopped wearing comfortable shoes. For […] The post Smile appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fall Transition

    Kristina
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    We’re a huge fan of Katelyn Now and her relaxed, down-to-earth swanky style. So we thought we’d pass these pics on to you featuring our Dimmi floral low top sneaker ‘Improve.’  Feeling comfortable and ready for the fall transition, just be sure to take your layers with you. Read her full blog post here for […] The post Fall Transition appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dimmi’s Founder gets Dumped

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

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

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

  • The Best Diet Plan for Milk Allergies!

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Allergies are exaggerated responses of the immune system to dust, animal fur, food or other particulate matter present in the atmosphere. Substances that cause reaction are called allergens. Allergies mean that people with are often sensitive to more than one thing. Red eyes, itchiness, runny nose, hives, or an asthma attack are some of the common symptoms of allergies. Allergies play a vital role in conditions like asthma and in some people severe conditions of allergies to environmental or dietary allergens or to some medications may result in life-threatening reactions called anaphylaxis.
  • How can you Prevent Food Poisoning?

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Food posioning is something extremely unpleasant, even for a healthy person. Generally, foods which are imported from many foreign countries, fast food joints and other cafe outlets are probable causes of an upset stomach. Many Americans are becoming concerned about the safety of food supply from spinach, green onions to peanut butter which is making them sick. Food poisoning is one of the common diseases, yet distressing at times and sometimes it turns out to be the most life threatening problem for millions of people living in the United States. Nausea, vomiting, stomach pains, lethargic…
  • How to Get Glowing Skin Naturally?

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Winter or summer season, we all wish to look good and have beautiful, flawless skin. Without prompt care, dry skin can lead to cracks, redness, leading to blots and scars. Also, harsh winter wind makes the problem even worse. Whereas, the heat from indoor sources like heater or other equipment robs the skin’s natural moisture, as do hot showers or baths and harsh cleansers. You have to make necessary adjustments to achieve the flawless and glowing look you desire, from your face all the way down to your toes. Tips for healthy and glowing skin during winter skin: It’s wintertime and our…
  • The Most Important Fat-Burning Exercise You’re Not Doing!

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    If we didn’t consume too many calories, we wouldn’t have any extra calories to store. Gaining weight is easy but trying to burn fat is another problem. Whether its brisk or aerobic walking, even walking can be considered as a low-stress form of exercise. It helps you gain the long and short terms benefits of aerobic exercise without any risks to your hips, knees and ankles that’s common in high-impact workouts like jogging and aerobics. If you wish to lose weight, it is crucial to understand how many calories your body utilizes, that greatly helps in a successful weight loss…
  • 6 Face Yoga Poses For the Perfect Non-surgical Facelift

    rashmi
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Yoga is a way of living for healthy mind and a healthy body. Yoga helps promote a balanced development of physical, mental and spiritual being. Yoga fosters the art of controlling an individual mind, body and soul. Yoga bestows various benefits. Yoga helps in reducing stress and tension in the body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. It also helps in increasing flexibility, muscle strength and body tone. It improves the concentration and memory also, and is especially beneficial for children. Get a beautiful a Face Lift with Yoga Yoga is beneficial for the entire body, including…
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • Metformin: Increasing Quality of Life in Diabetics

    Ammy
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Metformin is an anti- diabetic drug most notably prescribed for Type – II diabetes, especially in people with weight problems. Metformin is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), regulating insulin levels that in turn helps regulate menstrual cycles. Using Metformin in the long –term is also beneficial- decreasing the risk of diabetes & heart disease due to high insulin levels. Buying generic prescription drugs like Metformin on International Drug Mart allows diabetics to save more than when they buy the branded drug, Glucophage. Metformin is commonly used to…
  • We’re Celebrating: IDM Turns 11!

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

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

    Ammy
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    We look forward to camping trips and vacations the whole year & prepare for them with enthusiasm. Apart from the vaccinations and immunization requirements, consult your doctor about vitamins and exercise that are suitable for the type of vacation you plan to take. One of the essential drugs you must take along on a trip is Hydrocortisone. While the branded version is expensive, the generic Hydrocortisone available on www.internationaldrugmart.com is much cheaper & just as effective. Hydrocortisone 1% Cream treats skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and reactions…
  • Freedom from Shipping Charges!

    Ammy
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    International Drug Mart is celebrating Independence Day, offering Free Shipping to all our loyal customers! Buy generic prescription & OTC drugs from www.internationaldrugmart.com & we’ll ship them to you free! Do you need to fill out your prescriptions or just top up the essentials? Even if you need to buy for only $50, we’ll ship your order to you for free! Simply buy for a minimum of $50 & apply coupon code “Free Shipping” at checkout!     Whether you’re bought from us before or visiting us for the first time, use “Free Shipping” coupon code when you…
 
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    17 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • When the Stab Wound Isn’t the Worst Problem: Quick Help for Tension Pneumo

    LAwordsmith
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    When treating a tension pneumothorax, place the needle and catheter above the third rib, about 2 inches from the edge of the breastbone. (Click illustration to enlarge.) by James Hubbard, MD, MPH In my “What to Do for a Collapsed Lung” post, I promised future information on what to do for one of a collapsed lung’s most dangerous variants, a tension pneumothorax. So here it is. This post covers an advanced procedure, but the procedure can save a life. If medical personnel aren’t able to get to the victim, you’ll likely be the only one around who’s even heard of this technique. So…
  • Logrolling: How to Move an Accident Victim

    LAwordsmith
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    U.S. soldiers practice rescuing during medical training at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2011. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH You’re driving down a highway when the car in front of you swerves to avoid something. You swerve too—right off the road. You are able to stop on the grass, but the other car can’t. It flips and the driver is ejected. You find him lying on the ground, bleeding, groaning, but otherwise not responding. At this point, what’s the number-one thing you’ll avoid doing if possible, even though it might…
  • You Find Someone Unconscious. What Should You Do After Calling 911?

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Unconscious. What would you do? by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Here’s a scenario that happens more often than you might think. You come home from work and find your loved one lying unconscious on the floor in your house. What would you do? Call 911? Sure. A#1 yes. But what can you do until first responders get there? Or what if they’re running late, or can’t get there at all? It happens. You need a system: First do this, then do this. Okay, first thing after calling for help? Your answer: _______________________   My answer: Make sure you’re safe. Yeah, if it’s your loved one…
  • 3 Childhood Illnesses That Cause Swollen Necks

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

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

    michelleblackwood
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Making your own vegetable broth is pretty simple, it is a wonderful way of using up older vegetables and make room for fresh ones. Vegetable broth adds flavor and nourishment to recipes and it can also be used as a substitute or to reduce the amount of oil
  • Creamy Lentil Pasta (Vegan, Soy-free, Gluten-free)

    michelleblackwood
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Having a 5 year son who is going through a picky stage now, I have to be creative in the way I prepare his meals. My son Daevyd loves pasta in any shape or form, I guess children are intrigued by their fun shapes. Well I know for certain that Daevyd doesn't like cauliflower but he loves creamy sauces. I decided to incorporate cauliflower in the sauce and I figured that he wouldn't even notice the difference. I also decided to add lentil stew for a nice twist , Daevyd enjoyed the pasta very much and as usual he thanks me for his meal after he finishes.
  • Spicy Black Bean Hummus (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    michelleblackwood
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    Ditch the store bought hummus and make this delicious hummus in 5 minutes.
  • Piña Colada Smoothie (Vegan)

    michelleblackwood
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:22 pm
    This has been one of my go to smoothies since I have moved, I shared it with a friend and she loves it so much that I decided to share it with you.  
  • Quick and Easy Quesadilla (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    michelleblackwood
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:09 am
    This is another quick and delicious meal that I love to prepare for my family.  I found out in the past when I ate wheat I got terrible stomach pains. So now I use brown rice tortilla instead of wheat tortilla to make quesadillas.
 
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 302: The sky is falling

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVers discuss the growing Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, and an epidemic of respiratory disease in the US caused by enterovirus D68. Links for this episode Cancer patient saved by measles virus Ebola virus genome sequences (Science) Robert Garry on Ebola outbreak Aerosol transmission WHO Ebola outbreak summary CDC Ebola outbreak page Ebola outbreak epi curve CED Ebola outbreak info graphic Ebola response roadmap (CDC)…
  • TWiV 301: Marine viruses and insect defense

    6 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Carla Saleh and Curtis Suttle At the International Congress of Virology in Montreal, Vincent speaks with Carla and Curtis about their work on RNA interference and antiviral defense in fruit flies, and viruses in the sea, the greatest biodiversity on Earth. Links for this episode Greatest biodiversity on Earth (Genome) Cafeteria roenbergensis virus (PNAS) Marine viruses (Nat Rev Micro) RNAi and reverse transcription is antiviral in flies (Nat Imm) Friendly persistent infections (Curr Op Micro)…
  • TWiV 300: So happy together

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Recording together for the first time, the TWiV team celebrates their 300th recording at the American Society for Microbiology headquarters in Washington, DC, where Vincent  speaks with Dickson, Alan, Rich, and Kathy about their careers in science. Links for this episode So Happy Together (The Turtles) Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium Support Kenema VHFC program Letters read on TWiV 298 Video of this episode - view at YouTube Weekly Science Picks…
  • TWiV 299: Rocky Mountain virology

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

    17 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiV gang answer follow-up questions about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, then discuss treatment of  disseminated multiple myeloma with oncolytic measles virus. Links for this episode Use of unregistered interventions for Ebola virus disease (WHO) Response to anthrax and H5N1 incidents (CDC) Remission of disseminated cancer after treatment with oncolytic measles virus (Mayo Clin Proc) New viruses for cancer therapy (Nat Rev Micro) Cattaneo on…
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    Health On A Budget

  • Amazing Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

    Jane Chitty
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    When I write a guest post for Health on a Budget, I choose a subject that is really going to help those looking for inexpensive ways to improve their health, naturally.  And the use of apple cider vinegar is just such a way. In fact, there are dozens of uses so I will cover as many as possible here… But first just a few words about apple cider vinegar itself When buying apple cider vinegar, check to make sure it says “Raw” and “Unfiltered”. “Organic” is another healthy label. Used for hundreds of years for its medicinal properties, the raw organic version of apple cider…
  • Do You Need Dietary Supplements? Yes and No.

    jaimeheidel
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Do you need dietary supplements? There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about the use of nutritional supplements and whether or not they’re beneficial.   As vitamin and mineral supplements continue to gain popularity, some conventional health proponents have written articles claiming that not only are they useless, they could actually be harmful to your health.   No wonder you’re confused.   The truth is, by and large, dietary supplements are not a danger to your health. The only way they can be is if you are allergic to them, overdoing on them or…
  • Top Excuses for Not Joining a MMA Gym

    Health on a Budget
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    by Danielle Steffenhagen More often than not, introducing the idea of joining a mixed martial arts gym to someone automatically instills terror. Even just in the act of inviting someone to a mixed martial arts class results in some sort of excuse. Making excuses, otherwise known rationalization, is a defense mechanism that justifies and explains controversial behaviors and feelings. Let’s look at some of the most common “rationalizations” people have for not joining an MMA gym and why they are unacceptable: 1) I don’t like to fight Certainly, some people go to an MMA gym to train and…
  • Why You Should Never Be Without Lemons In Your Home

    Jane Chitty
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    What could be easier for the health-on-a-budget conscious than to use lemons with all their different and natural uses. Of course they are friendly to the environment too. For Your Health Always start your day with lemon. A glass of hot water with a slice of lemon will  re-hydrate your body after a long night’s sleep while supporting the kidneys and the digestive system. At the same time, the bitter taste of lemon helps the pumping motion in the bowels to spring into action for improved and regular bowel movements. At the end of the day, a glass of warm water with lemon before bed helps…
  • Top Ten Tips for Good Health

    Jane Chitty
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:49 am
    Of course you can spend considerable amounts of money on ensuring a healthy lifestyle but there really is no need to. Our tips will show you how to optimize good health on a budget at very little cost. Here are our suggestions: 1. Oil Pulling Oil Pulling can improve a number of health conditions ranging from eczema to arthritis through its effect on oral bacteria. First thing in the morning (on an empty stomach and before drinking any liquids), put 1 to 2 teaspoons of the oil of choice in your mouth. Push, pull and swish the oil between your teeth and all around your mouth for 15 to 20…
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    The Underground Bootcamp

  • All Natural Laundry Detergent Recipe & Fabric Softener

    Paulin Soleyman
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Hi Everyone! As some of you have noticed, I have been absent from the blogging scene for a few months. This is because Emil and I finally took the plunge and moved out of Brooklyn, NY. We now live in Dallas, Texas and I’ve never been happier I absolutely LOVE life in Texas! Starting over [...]The post All Natural Laundry Detergent Recipe & Fabric Softener appeared first on The Underground Bootcamp.Related posts: 100 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint How To Save Money By Reducing Your Carbon Footprint The Baby Friendly Health Benefits of Green Cleaning
  • Unsweetened Applesauce Recipe

    Paulin Soleyman
    1 Dec 2013 | 11:11 am
    This is THE best applesauce recipe EVER! Of course, as the recipe inventor, my opinion is slightly biased so you’ll just have to try it for yourself and let me know what you think. I absolutely love applesauce, especially the unsweetened, tart variety, and eat it both before and after my workouts. Since I go [...]The post Unsweetened Applesauce Recipe appeared first on The Underground Bootcamp.Related posts:No related posts.
  • Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

    Paulin Soleyman
    23 Oct 2013 | 4:06 pm
    Warning: I am one of THOSE people who talk about, and treat, their dogs like children. I fell in love with Freddie, the moment I laid eyes on him as a furry little puppy. It’s been five years since I brought Freddie home and I am not ashamed to admit that he has had me [...]The post Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats appeared first on The Underground Bootcamp.Related posts:No related posts.
  • 12 Tools For Every Girl’s DIY Toolkit

    Paulin Soleyman
    16 Oct 2013 | 9:22 pm
    One of the most unique aspects of Pinterest is that it can be used as a self improvement tool. I joined Pinterest about a year ago and immediately started a love/hate relationship with the website that consumes a majority of my free time. Why love/hate? Well, I LOVE finding so many amazing blogs, recipes and [...]The post 12 Tools For Every Girl’s DIY Toolkit appeared first on The Underground Bootcamp.Related posts:No related posts.
  • Paleo Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

    Paulin Soleyman
    29 Jul 2013 | 3:30 pm
    Guilt Free Banana Bread Not only is this Paleo banana bread recipe delicious, but it’s also nutritious and guilt-free. This moist bread recipe is unique in the sense that it’s Grain/Gluten Free Refined Sugar Free Dairy Free And….delicious Gluten-Free Banana Bread Wet Ingredients 4 super ripe bananas 3 eggs 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1/2 [...]The post Paleo Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe appeared first on The Underground Bootcamp.Related posts: Paleo Foods: Paleo Diet Shopping List Garlic Shrimp In Greek Tomato Sauce
 
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    DentalPlans.com Blog

  • The Dangers of Self-Diagnosing Dental Issues

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
        Consider this hypothetical situation… A 25-year-old adult is suffering from a sudden onset of mouth pain. He is swamped at work, doesn’t have dental insurance, and his money is especially tight right now. Desperate, he turns to the internet to try and figure out what’s wrong. He searches his symptoms and learns that one of the medications he’s on is commonly associated with toothaches. “Aha,” he thinks. “I’ll stop taking it and see if the pain goes away.”   For so many reasons, this is dangerous. This young man most…
  • Chip off the ol' ...tooth? Yikes! Now what?

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
      Just because you know something happens to people “all the time,” doesn’t make it any easier to bear when it happens to you. So while we’re telling you that chipping a tooth is a very common dental injury—the most common, in fact, of all dental injuries--you’re still going to be caught a bit off guard if and when it happens to you or someone you love.   Like many things, though, being armed with a bit of knowledge can keep you in control. So keep reading, and save this article.   “My teeth are strong…how did this happen?”
  • Miami Marlins MVP injured from Brewers fastball

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
      Our very best wishes for a speedy recovery to our own Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who is recovering after being hit in the face by an 88-mph fastball from Brewers starter Mike Fiers in Thursday’s game.   :DentalPlans is based in South Florida, and we’re all devoted Marlins fans.) Stanton, a top candidate for the NL MVP award, suffered multiple facial fractures, dental damage and a laceration requiring stitches, according to a tweet early this morning from the Marlins.
  • Root Canals and Wisdom-Teeth Extractions Explained (and Made More Affordable)

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
      Let’s paint a picture… You’re sitting in the dentist chair getting a routine cleaning and your dentist says:   “You’re going to need a root canal” OR “I need to extract your wisdom teeth.”   If hearing that immediately sent chills down your spine, you’re not alone. Both procedures have long-standing reputations of being painful and expensive.  However, knowing what to expect and what financial assistance is available can help ease the blow.
  • How to Prevent and Heal Tooth Decay: Your Guide to the Basics

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
      Of course you use your teeth to eat…but did you know that something’s also been eating your teeth?  It’s true and it’s called tooth decay: A basic eating away of your teeth’s enamel, or outer layer. Want to know what causes it…and what you can do to prevent or stop the damage? 
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    Tandurust

  • How Do You Get A Charlie Horse In Your Arm? Symptoms & Remedies

    PUP
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Charlie horse is a colloquial term used frequently for involuntary spasm or cramps in muscles, mainly the large muscles present in calf and thigh. However, such spasms can occur in any other muscles including muscles of arm. A Charlie horse …
  • Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Nicotine Stains From Fingernails

    PUP
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:52 am
    Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs and it has caused great health and monetary impact on society. It is one of the chemicals found in cigarette, pipes and cigars. This is primary component present in tobacco products. In …
  • Broken Capillaries On Chest: Causes And How To Get Rid Of Them?

    PUP
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
    Capillaries are the smallest of all blood vessels situated in the tissues of human body. Though smaller in size, they play an important role in blood circulation. The tissues and organs which perform more metabolic activities have large number of …
  • What Does Bubble Guts Mean? Causes & Home Remedies To Get Rid Of

    PUP
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Bubbling sound in abdomen is common phenomenon. It results from gases and fluids present in stomach and intestine (gut). As presumed by us the process of digestion is not silent. The gut is always doing its job of digestion and …
  • Different Types Of Massages & Their Benefits: What Is Reflexology?

    mkr
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    Massage therapy involves applying pressure to the muscles, soft tissues of the body for achieving relaxation and good health. Massage therapy is helpful to treat conditions such as stress, anxiety, tension, depression, insomnia, headache, body pain and high blood pressure.…
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    Three Minute Egg

  • Honoring BKS Iyengar

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

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

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

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

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

  • Facebook Allows Romance Scammers to Continue Victimizing Users

    Good Living Doc
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Romance scams have dominated my life for the last 3 years. I have remained silent on the matter until now to keep this aspect of my reality private from my patients and website visitors, but recent events have regrettably forced the release of this statement. Up until 3 years ago, I had no idea that […]
  • Why Telling Someone to Eat Right and Exercise Never Works

    Good Living Doc
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Haven’t you heard? “Just eat right and exercise! That’s all you have to do to lose weight.” – says some skinny teeny-bopper while scoffing down a Red Bull and a cheeseburger. “Stop being so lazy and work out. Gaaaawd, I mean really.” Earth-shattering advice, no? Why didn’t YOU think of that? All this time you’ve […]
  • Common Causes of Depression And Their Natural Remedies

    Good Living Doc
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Discussing causes of depression can get pretty intense. Suggesting there might be natural remedies for depression can turn people downright hostile. That’s because real depression is a unique and very personal experience, and those who are truly depressed often believe there is no solution and that no one could possibly understand how they feel. I’m […]
  • 5 Common Phrases People Say that Make Me Want to Scream

    Good Living Doc
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    After practicing in healthcare for a number of years, you begin to see interesting patterns in people’s thinking. You also realize how effective advertising can be in shaping our beliefs, as well as how resistant we are to change. Very rarely am I ever asked, “Doc, what do I need to change? What am I […]
  • The Cause of ALS and Promising Natural Remedies According to Science

    Good Living Doc
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    In terms of raising awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), the Ice Bucket Challenge was a stroke of genius. For the last few weeks, my Facebook news feed has been nothing but an endless video stream of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads. Even more impressive is the almost $10 million being […]
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  • Secret to Peaceful Life- Keep The Wife Happy

    Swarnam John
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    stock images freedigitalphotos.comWant to live a peaceful and happy life? Then keep your wife happy. So says one study, it’s as simple as that. I think marriage plays an important role in our happiness and well-being.Happy Wife, happy lifeIt may seem funny but this has been scientifically proven, what more do you want? A study found that the more content the wife is with the long term union the happier the husband is with his life.The researchers say that when a wife is satisfied with the marriage, she tends to do a lot more for her husband which has a positive effect on his life.The study…
  • Dangers of Prolonged Sitting

    Swarnam John
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Stock images, freedigitalphotos.com If you are a person who is prone to sit for a long time, then it would be in your best interest to read this post. Sitting for long periods of time can lead to many scary diseases. Short walksA recent study has pointed that even a nice slow 5 minute walking break can reverse the harm caused to leg arteries after 3 hours of prolonged sitting.Scientists say that when people sit for long periods of time, the slack muscles do not contract effectively to pump blood to the head. Simply put, the muscles, find it hard to pump blood in upward motion. The end…
  • Try Spinach For a Slimmer Waistline

    Swarnam John
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Markuso, freedigitalphotos.netThe secret to a slimmer waistline may be the simple spinach that grows in your garden. And yes, it has been scientifically proven that spinach extract decreases hedonic hunger to 95% and increased weight loss up to 43%.Hedonic hungerNow, what is this? The craving for unhealthy foods such as sweets or fast foods that leads to obesity is called as hedonichunger. The spinach extract contains green leaf membranes called thylakoids.The research study points out that taking thylakoids suppresses hedonic hunger and boosts the production of satiety hormones. A nice drink…
  • Be Warned! Cell phones can lower your Kids' Grades

    Swarnam John
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Classes resume at Nalanda University -after 800 years, boomed the newspaper headlines. Wow! To give you a backup, it was an ancient institution of higher learning in Bihar, India. It even had students as far from Tibet, Greece, China and Iran. Sadly, it was destroyed by an army of the Mamluk dynasty. The Nalanda possessed a great library which was so vast, that it burned for 3 months after the invaders set it on fire. Springing back to life, it has regained its lost glory.A recent research worried me a lot, it says Women College students spend 10 hours per day and Men College students spend 8…
  • 251 Amazing Health Benefits of the Herb Rhodiola rosea

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

    Lauren Cosgrove
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    We live in a stressful time, probably the most stressful era people have ever experienced. With one activity after another and constant bombardment from media and devices, something is always requiring our attention. We can all relate to stress. No one escapes it. However, we also have the opportunity to take control of it, taking […]
  • Healing Hands for Arthritis 2014

    Lauren Cosgrove
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    For the fourth year running, Massage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation will once again be joining forces for the annual Healing Hands for Arthritis event. This month, on September 17th, 2014, Massage Envy’s Washington clinics and spas will donate $10 from every one-hour massage or facial session to the Arthritis Foundation. Additionally, the Northgate, […]
  • Giving Back: A Natural Fit

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

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

    Lauren Cosgrove
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    When it comes to caring for the skin, there are few that do it better than Dr. Murad. Dr. Murad is a trained dermatologist, pharmacist and Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA; he has devoted his life to understanding skin health and aging. Basically, you can trust the guy to care for your face. He knows […]
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  • Sydney’s Gratitude Journal Day 6: Living In An E-a-s-y World

    Sydney Johnston
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    My Gratitude Journal today is a bit hard to do because it’s so nice outside that I want to race out the door. But I won’t – at least not yet. Writing these gratitude pages is a commitment to myself and I intend to honor it, no matter what. What are you doing to honor […]
  • 7 Ways to Improve Your Vision

    Sydney Johnston
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Many people forget about just how important their eyes are. They’re crucial to allowing us to take in information, to react to everyday situations, and to simply function. The problem is that a number of disorders and degenerative conditions can make our eyes function less than optimally. Let’s explore some ways that you can improve […]
  • Sydney’s Gratitude Journal Day 5: The Power

    Sydney Johnston
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Would you like to know my goal in writing this Gratitude Journal? It’s to live like this description from Rhonda Byrne in her book The Power: When you fall in love with life, every limitation disappears. You break the limits on money, health, happiness and joy. When you fall in love with life you have […]
  • Where Did The “Teddy Bear” Come From?

    Sydney Johnston
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    I (think) I knew that the “teddy” bear was named after President Theodore, Teddy, Roosevelt. But I didn’t know any details until today which is National Teddy Bear day. That’s pretty silly, IMO, but still fun. Apparently, Roosevelt was on a hunting trip and came across an old bear and he refused to shoot the […]
  • Sydney’s Gratitude Journal Day 4: An Intriguing EFT Idea

    Sydney Johnston
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    I am a huge fan of EFT, the Emotional Freedom Technique, and I’m experimenting with an idea by an Master EFT, Carol Look. It’s easy to have an attitude of gratitude when things are going well … easier, anyway. But what about when things ‘go wrong’. Because, let’s face it, everything doesn’t always go the way […]
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  • Best Starting Points for All Tennis Elbow Sufferers

    tenniselbowtips
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    One of the most confusing things about tennis elbow is knowing where to start.  Once you have learned that you do have this terrible condition, how do you know and decide where to start when it comes to your treatment? For people who have just learned they have tennis elbow and it’s been 6 weeks or less, then you are in the acute phase of your injury.  The best starting point for you is to immediately stop doing what caused your injury and/or avoid doing activities that make your elbow pain worse. You may find that taking OTC anti-inflammatory medication everyday for at least two…
  • Can Tennis Elbow Come Back Even After Surgery

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1800CPAP
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Ever Wonder Why Doctors Take Vacation in July? I saw a major trend every year during the summer months at the sleep disorders center I worked for as a Director of Lab Operations.  Referrals were down and patient schedulers’ were feverishly making phone calls to patients to try to get them in for follow up appointments and re-evaluations.  Ever go to your doctor’s office in July and see tumbleweeds blowing through the waiting room and ask yourself if you missed the zombie apocalypse? Where did everybody go? Everyone can’t be on vacation at the same time can they? An apple a day may…
  • How Much Sleep Should You Be Getting Daily for Your Age

    1800CPAP
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:24 am
    Sleep is essential to having a healthy and productive life, but getting enough is not always very easy. Many people believe that eight hours of sleep is the ideal amount of rest that everyone needs each night to feel their best, but research has shown that is not true. Individual people have their own unique magic numbers, but there are other factors that play into the ideal amount of sleep. The Age Factor The amount of sleep a person requires changes as they go through life. Newborns require a lot more sleep than a five year old, and both need more than an adult. Everyone will go through…
  • Pregnancy and the Importance of Sleep – What You Need to Know

    1800CPAP
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:14 pm
    It may seem strange to see the words pregnancy and sleep together in the same sentence since they so rarely coexist. Between all of the hormonal and physical changes, getting rest can seem like a very rare occurrence. Each trimester has its own challenges, and feeling tired is a factor in just about every single stage. The First Trimester The first trimester is typically categorized as the part of pregnancy where many women feel the worst of their morning sickness. Anytime you get sick you also feel a lot more tired anyway, but there is more to it during pregnancy. This can be attributed to…
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  • Scary Burning Back Pain Sensation – What Causes Burning Pain In The Back

    HealthyDis
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:57 am
    Back pain is a usual complaint of older people. However, even young adults may experience back pain due to a number of causes. Now, we will specifically discuss the cause of burning back pain sensation that affects millions of people. What Are The Symptoms Burning back pain may be odd to the feeling because usually, […]
  • What Causes Bump Inside The Mouth – Bumps Inside Cheek

    HealthyDis
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    Some people may experience having a bump inside the oral cavity. These bumps can be due to a number of things but one should know the cause of bumps inside the mouth. Usually, the small bumps are not harmful on their own because they are simply symptoms of an underlying disease. Still, it is important […]
  • Causes of Itchy Red Corners In The Eyes

    HealthyDis
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    The eyes can be too sensitive to the particles in the air. Usually, people use either eyeglasses or contact lenses to protect their eyes from dusts and other irritants. However, such devices may not be enough especially if you always have itchy red corners of the eyes. If the redness and itchiness is not treated […]
  • Types Of Doctors To Consult For Pain In The Body

    HealthyDis
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    Some people are not aware on the type of doctors to consult when they experience pain. They end up talking to various doctors before they could settle for the one who can diagnose the source of their pain. To make it easier for you, we will give you a list of types of doctors for […]
  • Causes Of Jaw Pain When Talking And Speaking

    HealthyDis
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    Have you experienced having painful jaw when speaking or talking? Chances are you have a condition called TMJ or TMJ pain. This kind of pain is caused by the disruption of nerves in your jaw joint. When you speak or talk, you may experience shooting pain in the jaw and other mouth areas. Symptoms of […]
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  • Otoplasty Dallas

    jenn
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    The cosmetic surgical procedure to reduce an overly large ear or to reposition an ear that is protruding from the side of the head is known as Otoplasty Dallas. Otoplasty Dallas, also known as Ear Surgery, is performed for aesthetic reasons and does not alter the function of the ear. Many children born with ears that stick out often become the target of unnecessary years of teasing from their peers. For some this may leave a wound in their self-confidence well into adulthood. Patients may also seek out Otoplasty Dallas to correct a birth defeat, for cancer reconstruction or to reconstruct…
  • Nose Surgery Dallas

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

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

    jenn
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Advances in plastic surgery happen all the time and it’s pretty incredible how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. Today we are able to make facial rejuvenations that are substantial while still looking natural. Dr. Lam approaches procedures with the eye of an artist and the mind of a surgeon which creates the perfect balance between aesthetic and function. We all want to look our best and we want our best to last as long as possible. Many people, men and women alike, seek out Dr. Lam for the ultimate in facial rejuvenation: Facelift Dallas. The facelift procedure is a…
  • Survival of the Prettiest Part 2: Do Blondes Have More Fun?

    steven
    21 Jan 2014 | 9:19 am
    As a follow-up to the blog on how we relate to babies, Nancy Etcoff in her book, Survival of the Prettiest, argues that men are more attracted to blonde women than to darker haired women, whereas women are attracted to the polar opposite, i.e., a darker-shaded male.  The reason that she argues that men are more attracted to fairer-skinned women is that men are more attracted to younger women who are in turn more fertile in nature and women are naturally lighter in color when they are younger when estrogens levels are higher.  Women, on the other hand, are attracted to men who are darker in…
 
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  • Our 5 Favorite Rose Hip Recipes

    BerryRipe
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Rose hips have received a revival in recent years as people rediscover the vibrant red berries packed with vitamin C. While many blogs discuss the myriad health benefits of rose hips, we simply love their bright color and unique taste. Here are our favorite dishes and recipes that use rose hips as a main flavor. Rose Hip Jams, Jellies, and Chutneys Like cranberries and gooseberries, rose hips can have a slightly bitter taste, so instead of eating them raw, it’s best to mix them into dishes with sugar to balance out the flavor. Jams, jellies, and chutneys all require cooking down the rose…
  • Fast Weight Loss Plan – Stay Away from Fad Diets

    BerryRipe
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    When looking for the most effective fast weight loss plan, you should understand that you are opting for a crash diet. The bad news is that there is no such thing as a healthy crash diet. While this form of weight reduction will allow you to see quick results, the weight you will lose might come back as fast as they have vanished once you stop following the plan. In actual fact, the fast weight loss plan is a guarantee presented by various fad diet programs but the outcomes are often mixed and commonly short-lived. The most proficient crash diet is one that embarks upon weight reduction…
  • Big Button Mobile Phones – Helping The Elderly Stay Happy & Connected

    BerryRipe
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    The Evolution of Long-Distance Communication The cell-phone has seen many alterations in its design and functional purpose since its inception. The ever-increasingly competitive market drives its sellers to constantly work towards the evolution of the mobile telephone and as a result, smart-phones are pretty much today’s standard for people with the means to afford them. Most of these devices even rival the functionality of laptops. The question must be raised, though: are all of these changes in technology necessarily improvements? No. There is a large population of citizens that are…
  • How to Protect Your Child’s Hearing in a Noisy World

    BerryRipe
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    The modern world seems to be increasingly full of threats to children. From seemingly mundane crib recalls to the horrors of violence in schools, parents must work to protect their kids from dangers that were unheard of just a generation ago. Hearing is yet one more vulnerability that until recent times faced little peril, but the chronic noise in our cities, the ubiquity of personal headphone use and the ear-damaging potential of some medication has made preserving good hearing something no parent can ignore. When Is It Too Loud? One of the most valuable ways a parent or caregiver can aid…
  • Why Is A Mobile Health Unit Needed?

    BerryRipe
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    A mobile health unit is needed for every community where health care is hard to get. There are many people who need to go to a mobile health unit because they do not have access to a doctor in any other way. Anyone can order your free guide to see what the mobile health unit can do. The mobile health unit is something that will change the way people are kept healthy in their community. The Schedule A schedule for these mobile health units can be set for the community by leaders and other activists. They can ask the mobile health unit to come on a day when they believe most people can make it…
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  • Are You Getting Enough Calories on Paleo?

    Beverly Meyer
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Are you getting enough calories on Paleo?  If you’re already at your desired weight, doing serious exercise, or struggling with low endocrine function, it may be time to add more carbohydrates, or perhaps more calories in general.   So, which do you add: rice, tubers, fruit or fat? The “Primal Blueprint” by Mark Sisson has always been my favorite Paleo primer.  It’s easy to read, well-organized, and walks us through everything from gluten to exercise.  One key part of “Primal Blueprint” is the Carbohydrate Curve graph with suggested…
  • Mediterranean Paleo Cooking: Book Review and Interview With Grass Fed Girl

    Beverly Meyer
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    “Mediterranean Paleo Cooking” gets my vote for the 2014 cookbook of the year.  The combined knowledge of a classically trained Algerian chef (Nabil Boumrar) and his Holistic Nutritionist wife (Caitlin Weeks) is a total win.   Add in Diane Sanfilippo (Practical Paleo, Balanced Bites) as book designer and photographer, and you’ve got something great! As I mention several times in this interview with Caitlin, the pictures and recipe ingredients sent me on a travel excursion to  North African where I could literally smell the spices and taste the tang of the…
  • Grilled Summer Squash with Olive Oil Marinade

    Beverly Meyer
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Grilled summer squash with olive oil marinade is easy and flavorful. Squash are soft and fleshy enough to absorb smoke flavor, but contain plenty of water to keep them moist.  Slice them lengthwise to give more surface area to cook quickly without getting soggy.  Serve them hot from the grill, or make in advance to serve at room temperature. Experiment with flavors by varying the herbs and the type of olive oil you use.  Just be sure you have real olive oil!  Here’s one article for more information on that. This marinade is good for other grilled vegetables too,…
  • 9 Causes of Hypothyroidism You May Not Know

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lali Ha
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    Jing Sun, a senior lecturer at Griffith Health Institute and Griffith University School of Medicine in Australia, stated that probiotics are not only good for digestive health, it could also be beneficial to your cardiac health. Sun, one of the authors of Journal of Hypertension, stated that there is some evidence to suggest that long term ingestion of probiotics with live strains of Lactobacillus may help reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Researchers reviewed nine randomized trials with a total of 543 adult participants.  Eight of the nine studies showed reductions in blood…
 
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  • Get your autumn on with some hard cidar

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Get your autumn on with some hard cidar09/17/2014By Katie WalshIf you're a little tired of the same old, same old when it comes to your alcoholic beverage, why not try a little something different? And since fall...
  • Quiz: What should you have for dinner tonight?

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Quiz: What should you have for dinner tonight?09/17/2014By PlayBuzzHaving a hard time deciding what to eat for dinner? This quiz will help you figure your life out.
  • 15 gadgets, props and doodads that eliminate back pain and correct posture

    Jennifer Mosscrop
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    15 gadgets, props and doodads that eliminate back pain and correct posture09/17/2014By Jennifer MosscropTraining yourself to pay attention to your posture until it is second nature takes some work, but with the following gadgets, props and doodads, you’...
  • The ultimate in gluten-free: Anti-Grain Flour made with fruits and veggies

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The ultimate in gluten-free: Anti-Grain Flour made with fruits and veggies09/17/2014By Jaclyn Bertner FelberAnti-Grain Flour is made entirely out of domestically grown fruits and vegetables. That’s right! You can now cook with flour made out of your...
  • Avert your eyes: The pain of digital eye strain

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Avert your eyes: The pain of digital eye strain09/17/2014By Jaclyn Bertner FelberDo you ever feel as though you’re trapped in a digital world of your own making? No matter where you turn — a computer to your front, a phone to your...
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  • Osteoporosis: What It Is and How to Prevent and Treat It

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Recently I overheard an older African-American woman tell a group of her friends that she "doesn’t drink milk or eat yogurt because [she] isn’t worried about osteoporosis". While it might've sounded... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Six Healthy Eating Habits that Promote Natural Hair Growth

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Want to know why your hair isn’t growing? Are you experiencing excessive shedding, breakage or other forms of hair loss and don’t know why? While there are numerous inevitable factors associated with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dietary Sugar: The Good, The Bad and The Unnecessary

    9 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Sugar is by far the most widely used additive in foods and beverages across the nation. If you’re like many people, you may be taking in way more sugar than you realize. In fact,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Infographic: Are Deceptive Food Labels Making America Fat?

    8 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Did you know that the average American eats and drinks about three pounds of sugar each week? To burn off that much sugar you’d actually have to run 2.8 laps around the planet earth.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Superfoods That Make Healthy Snacks for Kids

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

    Cormac Reynolds
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    For a lot of women, the idea of exercise is based on cardio. Going for a long walk or run does certainly burn the calories, however there’s a lot to be said for weight training. Only around a fifth of women practice weight training – something that’s surprising considering the amazing benefits it can have on your exercise regime. Weight training is very important for women, though many don’t realise it and fear it will bulk the up – it won’t by the way. Lifting weights is shown to increase the levels of lean muscle, increase the metabolism and encourage it to burn for longer and…
  • DIY Play Dough Recipe Using Essential Oils

    Erica Brooks
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:29 am
    Happy National Play Dough Day! Today we’re celebrating this day of fun with a healthy DIY play dough recipe using essential oils. Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 cup salt 2 teaspoons Cream of Tarter 1 tablespoon oil (we use Olive oil) 2 cups of cold water 6-10 drops of essential oils (we use Lemon, Orange or Citrus Fresh) Food coloring (optional) Directions: Mix flour, salt, cream of tarter, oil and water in a medium saucepan. Stir over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until play dough has reached the right consistency. Let cool, split into 3 balls, and knead in essential oils and optional…
  • Mompreneur: Tips to Building Your Business When Your Sponsor is NOT Local

    Healthy Family Matters
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Mompreneur: Help! My sponsor is not local. Are you ready to ROCK this week?? Alyssa is taking over the Monday Morning call today and sharing with us how to build your business even if your sponsor is NOT in your area. Do you have members on your team who don’t live nearby? Does your sponsor live far, far away? Learn why it DOES NOT MATTER and shatter this excuse today. Listen to the replay below: Comment below to let me know how you will use this training to grow your business.
  • Purification Essential Oil to Treat a Sore Throat

    Erica Brooks
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    Learn how I use Young Living Purification and Lemon Essential Oils to treat sore throats in my family. Click here to order ==========> Purification Essential Oil More Natural Remedies to Treat Sore Throats How to Treat a Sore Throat Naturally Whether it’s 3 o’ clock in the morning and you are unable to make it to the nearest drugstore or if you’re simply not too fond of putting over the counter drugs into your body, there are several ways to treat a sore throat naturally lurking right in your food pantry or spice cabinet. Some individuals, including doctors, have sworn by…
  • Seven Tips for Fitting Exercise into a Busy Schedule

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    14 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    One of the many requirements of a healthy lifestyle is actually finding the time to exercise. Unfortunately, for those on a busy schedule, it can be a pretty difficult requirement to meet. The good news is that while difficult, fitting exercise into a busy schedule certainly isn’t impossible. It’s all about motivation, planning and being a little flexible about exactly where you get your exercise from. Here are seven simple tips for working out when you’re short on time. 1. Work Out at Home Just because you don’t have time for the gym, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have time to…
 
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  • Joke of the day – Telekinesis

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    17 Sep 2014 | 1:55 am
    How many of you believe in telekinesis? Raise MY hand! Tagged: clean jokes, funny cat pics, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, funny one-liners, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, mental-power, moving-objects, power, short jokes, telekinesis, very funny j