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  • 6 health benefits of pumpkins

    CNN.com - Health
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    When you think about pumpkins, what comes to mind? Jack-o'-lanterns? Pumpkin pie? Charlie Brown? Pumpkin spice lattes?
  • Supplements: Nutrition in a pill?

    All Mayo Clinic health information topics
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
  • Drinking a "Medium" Soda Every Day Can Age You as Much as Smoking Does

    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones
    Kiera Butler
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Just as soda companies plunk down millions of dollars to defeat local soda-tax ballot measures, researchers have found a link between regular soda consumption and premature aging. Published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Public Health, a study of 5,300 adults compared the cells of people who drink soda every day to those of their non-soda-drinking counterparts. In the soda group, the ends of the chromosomes—known as telomeres—were shorter, a sign of their cells' diminished ability to regenerate. Our telomeres naturally shorten as we age, but scientists have discovered that a few…
  • The Benefits of Being Scared

    World of Psychology
    Dr. Carol Langlois
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Being scared isn’t always a negative. You can be scared in many different ways. There is the “scary movie” kind of scared, where you don’t know what’s going to pop out on the screen. There’s the jumping out of a plane kind of scared, where you fear real death and your adrenaline is pumping loudly. Lastly, there is the taking a chance kind of scared, where you have to address someone or something that’s anxiety-producing and you don’t know if the outcome will be favorable. Now, with a scary movie, we look forward to being scared. We want it; anticipate it. We…
  • State Medicaid programs restrict use of new hep C drugs

    Digestive Health SmartBrief
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    State Medicaid programs struggle to deal with expensive new hepatitis C medications, and the FDA's approval of combination le -More- 
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    Uploads by Johnson & Johnson

  • Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager UK: Setup in 5 Easy Steps

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager UK: Setup in 5 Easy Steps Learn how to set up medication reminders in 5 easy steps with the free app and website, Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager. Staying on schedule with your medications can get complicated. From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 2 1 ratings Time: 01:21 More in Education
  • Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Patient Dashboard

    6 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Patient Dashboard Care4Today™, a platform designed to support and motivate people to stay on schedule with their medications, has launched a free Patient Dashboard for health ... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 162 1 ratings Time: 01:04 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson's Commitment To The Health of Moms, Babies and Children

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Johnson & Johnson's Commitment To The Health of Moms, Babies and Children Joy Marini, Executive Director, Corporate Contributions for Johnson & Johnson, explains her role at Johnson & Johnson, and how it helps to further our vision... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 1307 1 ratings Time: 02:49 More in Education
  • 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: 1612 12 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: 550 4 ratings Time: 05:21 More in Education
 
 
 
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    CNN.com - Health

  • Study: 3 a month will fly with Ebola

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Up to three Ebola-infected travelers might board an international flight each month in West Africa, researchers say.
  • See King Tut's 'virtual autopsy'

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.
  • See King Tut's 'virtual autopsy'

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.
  • Why should it cost money to donate an organ?

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Sigrid Fry-Revere says the National Organ Transplant Act has caused more Americans to die waiting for an organ than died in both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq
  • 6 health benefits of pumpkins

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    When you think about pumpkins, what comes to mind? Jack-o'-lanterns? Pumpkin pie? Charlie Brown? Pumpkin spice lattes?
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    New Republic

  • My Weekend With Oscar de la Renta

    Chloe Schama
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    When I was in my late teens, I went to the Dominican Republic, but when I think of the places that I’ve travelled in the Caribbean, it doesn’t come to mind. Because, when I visited, it was as though I stayed on an island within an island. My parents are hardly Upper East Side socialites. My dad
  • The Mortgage Industry Is Strangling the Housing Market and Blaming the Government

    David Dayen
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    One of the more consequential moments for the future of the U.S. economy happened off the campaign trail Monday, at a ballroom in the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. At the annual conference of the Mortgage Bankers A
  • Two Reasons To Dial Back Ebola Hysteria

    Jonathan Cohn
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    The news about Ebola last week was relentless, depressing, and scary. On Monday the news was reassuring and even a little hopeful, thanks to a pair of key developments.One was in Texas, whe
  • Study: Putting Women in Charge Makes Companies More Successful

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Gender equity has been a challenge in the corporate world for as long as there has been a corporate world. But progress towards a more gender-diverse work environment has continued throughout the years with government quotas and company-specific initiatives. And guess what? According to a groundbrea
  • These Two World Leaders Are Laughing While the Planet Burns Up

    Rebecca Leber
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Canada once had a shot at being the world's leader on climate change. Back in 2002, our northern neighbors had ratified the Kyoto Protocol, the world's first treaty that required nations to cut their emissions or face penalties. In 2005,
 
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    Digg: sex Stories

  • The Transhumanist Future Of Sex

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

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

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    It may not have been love as we know it, but around 385 million years ago, our very distant ancestors — armored fish called placoderms — developed the art of intercourse.
  • It’s Hard Out There For A Sex -Toy Entrepreneur

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    When Stacy Rybchin — founder of a small, New York-based sex -toy startup — tried to sign up for online payment services with Stripe in August, she was turned away.
  • What's Wrong With Vanilla Sex ?

    15 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    The frustration of vanilla — this constant quest to kinkify normative sex ual relationships — seems to be the result of people's actual sex ual practices and desires butting up against the idea that there is one unified, normative way that "most" people have sex .
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

    Phil Hollows
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    We recently sponsored the slightly-awkwardly-named-but-totally-worthwhile Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta, and so naturally the topic of email came up (surprise!), especially in relation to testing email forms with different email accounts. It can be a real pain to create yet another email address for your site, and so we all have only a few addresses to go around. Right? Wrong! If you have a gmail account – and who doesn’t? – you effectively have an infinite number of email addresses. And I was surprised how few of the experienced bloggers and content marketers I met…
  • Feeds, Clicks and DNS Problems

    Phil Hollows
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you or your subscribers have been frustrated trying to get to a FeedBlitz feed (or click through to a link in a FeedBlitz feed) in the last 24 hours or so, the reason is because some third party DNS servers have been returning the wrong results for feeds.feedblitz.com. The net effect is that although FeedBlitz is up and your feeds are being served, some subscribers are being sent to the wrong servers, and getting errors as a result. Update: We’ve routed traffic from the “wrong” server to one of the “right” ones, so even folks affected by this should now get…
  • Today I Learned: How to Enable Flash Developers

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

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

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

  • Spanish woman free of Ebola, final tests shows

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    MADRID (AP) — Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is completely clear of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a positive outcome in her 15-day battle to survive.
  • Nurse infected with Ebola in Spain cleared of disease

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid while caring for a priest who later died of the virus has been cleared of the deadly disease after testing negative two times in a row, doctors said on Tuesday. "We consider her cured of the Ebola virus by World Health Organization criteria," said Jose Ramon Arribas, doctor at the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid where the nurse is being treated. ...
  • Tens of thousands expected to get Ebola vaccines from January: WHO

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people in West Africa are expected to begin getting experimental Ebola vaccines from January, but population-wide immunization is still far off, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Initial clinical trials of vaccines from GlaxoSmithKline and NewLink Genetics are already under way. Some 500 volunteers are due to take part in countries including the United States, Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Mali, Gabon and Kenya. The tests will generate safety and immune-response data in December. ...
  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    GENEVA (AP) — Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.
  • Ebola among top U.S. worries but well behind economy, jobs: poll

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    (Reuters) - A new poll on Tuesday showed Ebola has moved into the top 10 issues of concern to Americans but ranks behind the economy, dissatisfaction with government and other worries. The Gallup poll was conducted before Monday's announcement that 51 people had been removed from watch lists in Texas after showing no signs of Ebola symptoms for 21 days. Scores of others are still being monitored. ...
 
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    WHO news

  • WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in Nigeria

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The Ebola virus was introduced into Nigeria on 20 July when an infected Liberian man arrived by aeroplane into Lagos, Africa's most populous city. The man, who died in hospital 5 days later, set off a chain of transmission that infected a total of 19 people, of whom 7 died. According to WHO recommendations, the end of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in a country can be declared once 42 days have passed and no new cases have been detected. The 42 days represents twice the maximum incubation period for Ebola (21 days). This 42-day period starts from the last day that any person in the country…
  • Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus transmission

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    The lines on the tabular situation reports, sent to WHO each day by its country office in Nigeria, have now been full of zeros for 42 days. WHO officially declares that Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus transmission.
  • WHO response to internal Ebola document leaked to media

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    A WHO internal document recently obtained by some media outlets was the first draft of a small team documenting the chronology of the Ebola outbreak events for future review. This document has not yet been fact-checked or reviewed by WHO staff involved in the initial response to Ebola, and is part of an on-going analysis of our response. WHO will not do interviews or explain details on this document until it is completed. WHO believes in transparency and accountability and will release this review when it is fact-checked. For now, WHO's focus is to obtain the resources needed to successfully…
  • WHO tobacco treaty makes significant progress despite mounting pressure from tobacco industry

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    The sixth session of the Conference of the parties (COP6) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) concluded today in Moscow. Several landmark decisions were adopted in the course of the six-day session, regarded as one of the most successful in the WHO FCTC’s history. In her opening speech, WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan said that “as implementation of the Framework Convention reaches new heights, the tobacco industry fights back, harder and through every possible channel, no matter how devious those channels and practices are.”
  • WHO congratulates Senegal on ending Ebola transmission

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    WHO officially declares the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over and commends the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus. The introduced case was confirmed on 29 August in a young man who had travelled to Dakar, by road, from Guinea, where he had had direct contact with an Ebola patient.
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    calorielab.com

  • Making Americans Less Clueless about Calories

    CalorieLab
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Steve Rhodes/Flickr We have a seriously unhealthy national weight problem; everybody knows that by now. The simplest and most obvious way to lose weight is to consume fewer calories; almost everybody knows that by now. A calorie is a measure of energy, and the number of them in a food or beverage equals the amount of fuel they add to the body to be burned off; not a whole lot of people know that. The number of calories a typical adult should consume in a typical day is 2,000; most people have no idea. (Johns Hopkins University quizzed 246 regular users of their hospital…
  • Dr. J’s Primer on How to Apologize: Compassion & Contrition

    CalorieLab
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    ((CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Don/Flickr Most people apologize right after denying that there is anything for them to apologize for, or right after having been caught lying about what they are apologizing for. This is not the way to do it. At its simplest form, an appropriate apology needs to contain two qualities: compassion and contrition. “I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but today’s column is poorly written and tedious to read. It probably just wasted a few minutes of your life!” That’s compassion. “You are a valued reader of my column, and I usually do my best…
  • The Last Word in the Carbs-vs.-Fats Debate?

    CalorieLab
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) M Kasahara/Flickr Memo to the sugar industry: It’s over. Shut up. For years, health experts have recommended that people adopt low-fat diets that avoid meat and dairy products and instead emphasize grains, starches and other carbohydrates, but a major new study finds that people who do just the opposite, following a diet low in carbohydrates but with no restrictions on simple or saturated fats, actually lose more weight, and are statistically at less risk of developing heart disease. If you think you’ve heard or read words very much to that effect before this,…
  • Rules of Thumb for Portion Control

    CalorieLab
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) John C Bullas/Flickr Are you a victim of portion creep? Are your food portions growing? Would you like to get back “normal” portions? Portion creep has been a major contributor to the obesity crisis over the past several decades. Let’s see what can be done about it. If you are the cook and find that there is always more food than you need, try cutting back on the amount you fix. You’ll save money and face less temptation to overeat. However, if you want extra to take for lunch or freeze for a future meal, dish out what you intend for future use into…
  • The Day Dr. J Did Harm: An Anaphylactic Reaction

    CalorieLab
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Leon Brocard/Flickr The Hippocratic Oath, the original medical maxim, includes the promise “to do no harm.” Unfortunately, there was a day that I broke that promise. It started innoncently enough It all started innocently enough, A nineteen-year-old college student had come to me for an out-patient surgical procedure. Her medical history and physical exam revealed a history of asthma since early childhood, and she had exhibited mild skin reactions to multiple environmental allergens. She said, however, that she led a normal lifestyle, including involvement in many…
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    Starling Fitness

  • An Understanding of Ourselves

    Laura Moncur
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This quote came up on the Random Quotes Page yesterday and I REALLY needed to see it. It reads: Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung This is the concept of The Mirror. The idea is that the people in our lives are here to TEACH us something. There is something in everyone that is there to teach us. Some people are open, humble and teachable. Those people just see the beautiful in people, learn from it and emulate it. Then there are the jerks like me… I don’t see the the beautiful in people. I just see the ugly. I just see the…
  • I Am No One Else’s Higher Power

    Laura Moncur
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This quote brought up a truth to my mind that I continually have to remind myself. It reads: Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. Elie Wiesel One of my biggest character defects is a Controlling nature. I want to fix everything. I want to help everyone. If they would all just listen to me and do what I say, they would have an easier life. The problem with this defect is that it pisses everyone off. No one wants to be lectured to. No one wants to be told what they are doing wrong. It just drives a wedge between me and anyone who I want…
  • It’s All Salt Water Like Us

    Laura Moncur
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    At La Jolla Beach, back in 2007, I found this bit of graffiti attached to a sign. It reads: It’s all salt water like us It reminds me of the quote from Seven Gothic Tales, written by Isak Dinesen in 1934: The cure for anything is the sea… tears, sweat or the sea. When she wrote that phrase, I’m sure she had some connection with the sea that we, desert dwellers, just don’t understand. Sure, we are awed by the sea, but it has never healed us. We just don’t spend enough time around it. The coral sands of the desert are more like a sand blaster, wearing us down until we…
  • Weight Loss Progress Sheet: Give Yourself A Star

    Laura Moncur
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Yesterday, I showed the graph of my weight loss progress, but that isn’t really how I keep track of how much weight I’ve lost. Sure, I put my weight into the Lose It! app every day and that’s how the graph was made, but that’s not the motivating progress that I use. I use gold stars… When I went back to Weight Watchers for the last time, I recorded with shame, my highest weight ever: 231.8 pounds. Weight Watchers gives you stars for each five pound loss and Bravo stickers for sharing in the class. So, I created this weight loss progress sheet to mark off each pound I…
  • Slow Progress Is Progress

    Laura Moncur
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I saw this motivational poster on MotiveWeight today and I wanted to share it. It reads: Some quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that slow progress is progress. Sometimes it’s hard to notice progress because you’re looking at it too closely. I know the scale isn’t the best way to look at your physical progress, but it’s the one we use most regularly. When you look at the Lose It! graph of my weight over the last month, it doesn’t look that good. In fact, the weight frustratingly goes up and down. I was down to 179.0 and then it popped up to 181.4.
 
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    EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion

  • 3 Films that Prove Feminist Movies in the Horror Genre Exist

    Abbie Stutzer
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The horror genre is an amazing place to explore the horrible stuff society does to the “other,” so, its ability to depict feminist storylines is rife with opportunity. Now, not all horror is created equal. There are plenty of films that are not feminist friendly. The whole “have sex and get murdered” slasher shtick is hardly progressive (but sure is a lot of fun) and gory torture porn is nothing more than a boring, story-empty 90-minute waste. But there are many classic films in the genre that allow female characters to shine (even if some of these ladies are a bit deranged). Of…
  • 13 Fun and Functional Drink Coasters for Entertaining

    Jen Wallace
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Get your home ready for the holiday entertaining season with these clever drink coasters to protect your furniture. In our household, as in many US households, autumn and winter are the indoor entertaining months. Spring and summer are the outdoor entertaining months, but the cooler weather removes that most excellent option for outdoor entertaining and forces hosts to entertain guests back inside their homes. Between Halloween and New Year’s Eve, most of our homes will have had enough relatives and friends traipse through to wreak havoc on our floors, furniture (and sanity). While some are…
  • The 7 Best Beauty Products for a Post-Workout Glow

    Ally Jane Grossan
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    So, you made it to the gym, or the mountain, or the pool or your exercise location of choice? Getting there is half the battle, so congratulations! These are 7 of the best beauty products to keep in your gym bag after an intense workout. Now you’ve had a great workout and are feeling energized, but perhaps also sweaty and grimy. You don’t have time to run home and shower so keep these beauty products on hand to feel refreshed without much time or effort. Reward yourself for your hard work with delicious-smelling products. After a workout, your endorphins are flowing and your cheeks are…
  • SC Johnson to Disclose All Proprietary Fragrance Ingredients

    Jill Ettinger
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    SC Johnson’s “secret” corporate fragrances are about to be let out of the bottle. From perfumes to dishwashing and laundry detergents to candles, chemical fragrances are in practically everything. But manufacturers do not have to disclose which chemicals are used in their proprietary fragrances, protected by the U.S. Fair Packaging and Labeling Act. And some of these products can contain dozens of chemicals in just one fragrance. Now, major personal care brand SC Johnson (Glade, Pledge, Shout, Windex) has announced it’s going to disclose all of its fragrance ingredients used…
  • 6 Stellar DIY Nail Art Designs in Only Three Steps

    Krissy Brady
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Easy DIY nail art to jazz up your digits. Painting your nails all one color? Pffft! While nail art is all the rage, I always lean toward DIY nail art as opposed to going to a salon. One, because it saves oodles of money, and two, because I don’t want toxic chemicals on my tips. Below are 6 fabulous DIY nail art designs and suggested non-toxic nail polishes to go with them: Tutorial + Image Source: Dit&O 1. Glitter Ombre Paint your base color on all of your nails. Paint your glitter overcoat, making sure it’s heavier toward the base of your nail and lighter toward the tip. Once…
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    Evidence in Motion

  • EIM’s New Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Certification!

    John Childs
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    As we continue to push the envelope and give therapists the opportunity to be the best, we are excited to announce EIM’s newest program, a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Certification (PFPTC). The first cohort will launch in January 2015, and we hope that you’ll join us! At first glance, a pelvic floor certification may appear […] The post EIM’s New Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Certification! appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • #DPTStudent Chat Feature Friday: Mobile Application Technology in Physical Therapy

    John Childs
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:15 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 how to successfully assert yourself among other health professions. Be sure to monitor the #DPTstudent hashtag on Twitter & follow chat administrators, […] The post #DPTStudent Chat Feature Friday: Mobile Application Technology in Physical Therapy appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Episode #2 o#sipswJerLarKar on #physicaltherapy Education

    Larry Benz
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Enjoy the dialogue mostly about the issues in entry level PT education-namely cost, length, and structure in this months Live Video Blog/Chat #sipswJerLarKar by clicking HERE or watching below. Perhaps in future months, we tackle the topic of curriculum! Always a pleasure having students,  our future as part of the dialogue.  An impressive group to say […] The post Episode #2 o#sipswJerLarKar on #physicaltherapy Education appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Why Do Interventions to Prevent Falls Fail?

    Selena Horner
    3 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The task to prevent or reduce the incident of falls is quite daunting. Has anyone thought about all the various factors? I have and my thoughts are mapped out below. (If you click on the image, it will take you to a new page and you can enlarge it.) The ability to assess and predict […] The post Why Do Interventions to Prevent Falls Fail? appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Reflective Patient Centered Practice

    Tim Flynn PT PhD
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    We are part of a great profession.  I not only love what I do but I believe passionately that Physical Therapists can provide so much positive change to our current healthcare challenges.  My biggest joy is the privilege of  each patient encounter, as I am being entrusted to walk with and assist a fellow human […] The post Reflective Patient Centered Practice appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
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    Stirrup Queens

  • The 2014 Creme de la Creme List is Now Open for Submissions

    Mel
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    It is the ninth anniversary of the little Creme de la Creme, where we celebrate our corner of the blogosphere. 97 bloggers participated last year. If this is your first time hearing about the project, this post should tell you everything you need to know. If you’ve participated in years past, you know how much […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 8: Last Name

    Mel
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I read a bunch of stories last week concerning Amal Alamuddin taking her husband’s last name, as if this was earth-shattering news.  For example, The Stir wrote, “She, arguably, has an even more successful and […]
  • I Made a Sonic Screwdriver Out of Toilet Parts…

    Mel
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    …And it looks fantastic.  Plus it lights up. At least, I think it looks fantastic.  And the Wolvog flipped out over it.  I would love to be able to tell you how I made it except that I don’t know the names of any of the parts I used beyond washers and toggle bolts.  And […]
  • 516th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    Last year, I opened the Creme de la Creme for submissions on October 15th to give you (and me) two full months to create the list which goes up on January 1st.  This year, the task has been on my to-do list with a little question mark next to the word.  Creme?  Yes?  No? I […]
  • Eyes

    Mel
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    I’ve written before that I don’t go to the mikveh every month.  I’ve only been twice: once before my wedding and once after a miscarriage.  When I went for my wedding, it was a joyous, somewhat raucous event.  I remember laughing a lot.  When I went back a few years later to try to reclaim […]
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Wanna be my BFF?

    Carla
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    (No idea who originally said this. I just love it.) Once upon a time I was a tiny misfit about to enter kindergarten. According to family lore (retold so many times I’m convinced I remember it happening) I expressed this trepidation to my Mom. “Here’s what you do,” she instructed me. “Find someone you like and ask them if they will be your friend for the day.  Just start with a day!” And, because Ive convinced myself I remember all this, I “clearly recall” approaching a girl named Alex, asking her to be my friend, and all my kinder-friendships…
  • Fearless rebranding.

    Carla
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Nine months ago I became myself. Although it was a long time coming (much more about that at the Summit) it was only nine months ago I finally yanked the MizFit plug, pulled off the caricature veil and gave myself room to grow.  yep.  my logo as a reader tattoo. that’s some tight branding. Even though my branding was strong (too strong to survive a change? I wasn’t sure). Even though everything was going really, really well (should I rock the boat? I wasn’t sure.) I knew it was time. It was hard. It was terrifying. It was something I’d considered for years and wished…
  • It’s OK to wish Mamahood away.

    Carla
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Who wouldn’t wanna SAVOR these two? Last Saturday morning I leaped out of bed with an enormous To Do list. I had a few things I knew must be checked off by 530a (hold me) or I’d not be where I needed in order to slow down once the Child and The Chairman were awake. I didn’t really mind waking so early because it allowed me to slow and savor later. It’s how my life is structured these days and it feels (felt?) like a really great trade. As I drank my coffee I considered these facts and began to write: I lead a very slow existence. Gone are the days of frantic go go go…
  • Is there a happiness set point?

    Carla
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Our 2013 gratitude jar commitment has continued longer than I’d dared to hope. Quite frankly I’d envisioned the project as something Id have to nudge the Tornado to grow enthusiastic about. To my surprise, she’s usually the instigator of our gratitude moments. Sometimes she sneaks off into her room and writes/paints/draws her gratitude and brings it back to our jar. Other times she’ll grab our papers & announces it’s time to write down our thankful thoughts: She enjoys both the process of writing down her gratitude & the experience of revisiting the…
  • I learned GRIT from my Daddy (guest post).

    Carla
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:02 am
    Elle is sharing her story at my request.  She normally blogs at both We Can Begin to Feed and Eat Run Sail where she talks about everything from food to recipes to fitness.   According to Merriam-Webster the word GRIT can be defined as: firmness of mind or spirit   unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. Synonyms for GRIT are: backbone, constancy, fiber, fortitude, grittiness, guts, intestinal fortitude, pluck, spunk These words bring my own Father quickly to mind. He had more GRIT than anyone I have ever known. Carla has asked me to write a bit about that… and I am…
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  • UROC Moves to Auburn, CA for 2015

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

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

    Scott Dunlap
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    If you're looking for some excitement this morning, be sure to check out the live stream of the 2014 Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, going on right now. Over 2,100 athletes are already in the water and going for it, and the Pro men are just getting out of the water to hit the Queen K bike course. (Defending champions Mirinda Carfrae and Frederick Van Lierde have their work cut out for them)The Pro races are really exciting this year. Can defending champion Frederick Van Lierde hold off a hungry Sebastian Kienle looking for redemption? Will gold medalist Jan Frodeno,…
 
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    Marijke: nurse turned writer

  • It's Duh Study Time Again

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    As a health writer, I read many press releases about articles and studies that have been or will be published in the medical journals. Some of these are quite interesting while others are, quite frankly, head scratchers. I've written before about my idea of Duh Studies - studies that make you think, "Seriously? They had to study that?" This week, I found two great entries for the Duh Study database, two days in a row. I don't think that has happened before:"Pain keeps surgery patients awake, extends hospital stay." Did you know that? That if you have uncontrolled pain, you can't sleep, which…
  • Why did the Robin Williams news hit so many so hard?

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

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

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science's Surprising Victory over HIV is a book that made me bend my "I don't write book reviews" stance. I am asked regularly to review books, but it's not something I like to do. Since liking a book is very subjective, one I may dislike may be another's favourite - but I do make exceptions when I think a book is a must-read.Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science's Surprising Victory over HIV by Heather Boerner, is about couples that want to have a biological child, but the male is HIV positive. It's a short book - you can read it in one…
  • Why you have to take health articles with a grain of salt (or a ton, in this case)

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    This morning, a Facebook friend posted a link to a story that declared that if you used sunscreen, you were more likely to die than if you didn't. In fact, the intro was: "According to a June 2014 article featured in The Independent (UK), a major study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that women who avoid sunbathing during the summer are twice as likely to die as those who sunbathe every day."There is so much wrong with this sentence and the whole article itself. First of all, we all die. At least, at this point we still all die. What the future holds in…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Multi-dose flu shot has only 25 mcg of mercury - most commercial fish contain 23 mcg of mercury per 8 ounces of fish

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    Multi-dose flu shot has only 25 mcg of mercury - most commercial fish contain 23 mcg of mercury per 8 ounces of fish http://buff.ly/11CTRPwAre multi-dose vials less expensive?Economics are a bit complicated due to wastage with multiple vials:Single versus multi-dose vaccine vials: an economic computational modelhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20566395Most of the Western world, apart from the US, has moved on to single vials:http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/733986Whenever possible, CDC recommends that single-use vials be used and that multi-dose vials of medication be assigned to a…
  • How to Pick the Right Bedtime - select a wake up time, count back 7 hours and add 10 minutes to fall asleep

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Given the importance of a good night's sleep, how do you pick the best possible bedtime? WSJ's Heidi Mitchell and Stanford University's Dr. Rafael Pelayo discuss with Tanya Rivero.Related:What Makes A Great Bedtime? | Craig Canapari, MD http://bit.ly/1vstZzJShift workers and people who get jet lag may gain weight because they dusturb their "inside garden" (gut microbes) buff.ly/1vzaXci Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • The top 50 science stars of Twitter according to AAAS/Science. What does it mean?

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:42 pm
    It's nice to be on the list of The top 50 science stars of Twitter according to AAAS/Science. However, the list is based on somewhat arbitrary criteria and is meant to provoke discussion rather than to be taken seriously. What is valuable, however, are some of the quotes by scientists interviewed for the story. A selection of the quotes is posted below. The skeptic view on TwitterFact of life: Most high-performing scientists have not embraced Twitter. Why? "Highest ranking chemist considers Twitter a waste of time that he’d much prefer spending on reading, writing papers".Twitter proponents…
  • 65-yo patient received a standard-dose flu shot already this season. Should she get the high-dose shot too? Or get a second regular flu shot?

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    A 65-yo female patient received a standard-dose flu shot already this season. Should he get the high-dose shot too? Or try to get a second regular flu shot?The simple answer is no. The patients should consider herself immunized. Studies show that getting a delayed second dose doesn't necessarily increase antibody response, and there's some concern that it might actually have a negative effect on the immunity. If you've already had the regular seasonal dose, wait until next year for another dose.Image of the H1N1 Influenza Virus, CDC.From CDC's Immunize.org website:Sometimes patients age 65…
  • Why eating insects makes sense: same protein, less fat than beef, better for the planet (Economist video)

    14 Oct 2014 | 7:44 pm
    From The Economist: "An unusual way to boost the food supply and feed people sustainably: by eating less meat, and more insects.About 2 billion people already eat bugs. Mexicans enjoy chili-toasted grasshoppers. Thais tuck into cricket stir-fries and Ghanians snack on termites. Insects are slowly creeping onto Western menus as novelty items, but most people remain squeamish. Yet there are three reasons why eating insects makes sense.First, they are healthier than meat. There are nearly 2,000 kinds of edible insects, many of them packed with protein, calcium, fibre, iron and zinc. A small…
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  • Thanks to American Medical Writers Association for recognizing our work

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

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

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

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

    Gary Schwitzer
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Conflicted and imbalanced because they let Dr. David Samadi, who runs a robotic surgery center in New York, be the unchallenged expert about “raising awareness for prostate cancer.”  In fact, they let the self-promotional Samadi get away with promoting the #SamadiChallenge – which, if you use that on Twitter, will eat up 16 of your available 140 characters to say anything meaningful.  Samadi explained the Samadi Challenge this way: “Getting women involved.  Women go for their pap smears.  They go for a mammogram.  And now they have one more thing to worry about,…
 
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Handling Negative Comments with Postpartum Depression

    Alexandra Rosas
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    One of the most difficult aspects to my Postpartum depression and anxiety were the negative comments. When someone would ask me how I could be so sad when I had a beautiful baby, my spirits would sink. My guilt would compound and I would berate myself. But the thing is, I DID appreciate the baby […] The post Handling Negative Comments with Postpartum Depression appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsJust want to say hang in there. Every mom is different. You ... by NickoleWhat is your email address? I would love to talk to…
  • Overcoming Resistance in Therapy

    Alexandra Rosas
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Changing our habits is one of the most conscientious things we do in our lives. It’s more than training yourself to drink eight glasses of water, or to exercise for an hour each day. Changing our habits means retraining our mindset, and not just our bodies. In how we process events, think about ourselves, and […] The post Overcoming Resistance in Therapy appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsYes, Sarah. A lot of sense. We are all different, our own ... by alexandraThanks Alexandra. Its a good topic as its making me…
  • Depression setback or just a bad day?

    Robin Farr
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Many people who have experienced depression (of any sort) know what it feels like when you start slipping. That’s how I’ve always described it – it generally isn’t really one giant, fell-swoop sort of crash, but more like that feeling you get when you’re sitting in your car and you realize the parking brake isn’t […] The post Depression setback or just a bad day? appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsLove this. My criteria is usually to try to be patient and see ... by LTThis is great.
  • Warrior Moms Are Key to Fighting Stigma

    Susan Petcher
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I had the thrill and honor recently to attend the recent Special Legislative Commission on PPD meeting with Representative Ellen Story this month.  My new friend (and fierce advocate and mental health professional) Mara Acel-Green extended an invitation to the open meeting – and upon walking in, I was floored by the feeling that Postpartum Progress belonged […] The post Warrior Moms Are Key to Fighting Stigma appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsIt seems the only time legislators, “experts,” people ... by…
  • WTFP?!: Why Access To Women’s Healthcare Matters

    Katherine Stone
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    Recently, on a Thursday, I went to have my annual physical exam. I was completely shocked when, during the breast exam, my gynecologist found a lump. Just a few days later, on Tuesday, I had a diagnostic mammogram. I was sure they’d come in the room right after the mammogram and say all was well, […] The post WTFP?!: Why Access To Women’s Healthcare Matters appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThat it's affordable and easy to obtain by racheltweeted ... by D SchmidtIt means the freedom to make my own choices…
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    Medgadget

  • TriVascular CustomSeal for Ovation AAA Stent Grafts FDA Approved (VIDEO)

    Editors
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    TriVascular Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA) won FDA approval for the CustomSeal Technology that’s used in placing the company’s Ovation stent grafts to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The special polymer O-ring on the neck of the stent sits within the aorta, but does not apply continuous pressure against the vessel’s walls to maintain a leak-proof seal. In order to achieve this, after the delivery of the main part of the stent the O-ring is filled with a polymer to match the patient’s aorta. Once cured, a process that’s now 30% faster that’s to the…
  • Dexcom SHARE Helps Caretakers Watch Relatives’ Glucose Levels (VIDEO)

    Editors
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    While diabetics usually take their own blood glucose readings, they are not the only ones to worry about the results. Parents of diabetic kids and adult children of diabetic parents often want to keep an eye on their relatives without having to bother them every time a reading is taken. Dexcom received FDA approval to introduce its SHARE device that connects with the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitor and uploads the data for easy sharing with a select group of people. Folks wishing to check the latest readings of their family members can simply launch an iOS companion app that…
  • No More Reading Glasses: KAMRA Vision Implants Treat Presbyopia

    Editors
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Person wearing KAMRA Vision implants. Presbyopia, the inability to see things up close, affects large portions of the population as we grow older. Most people with the condition end up using reading glasses, putting them on and off as necessary, while some people keep them on throughout the day and end up looking like that English teacher from your childhood that would read famous poems in front of the class. Soon there may be a new options for Americans that would rather avoid glasses all together. The KAMRA Vision corneal inlay device has a camera-like aperture that automatically adjusts…
  • DANA Brain Health Testing App Cleared by FDA

    Editors
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    AnthroTronix (Silver Spring, MD) received FDA clearance to bring to market its DANA software suite for assessing reaction times in patients suspected of suffered traumatic brain injury or other condition that may have an impact on neurocognitive function. The software runs as an app on Android and iOS devices, which are given to patients to perform a number of routines. A trained clinician reviews the results once the patient completes the tests, which can be used to decide on a further course of action. Previously, the software within the apps, which was developed thanks to funding from the…
  • Codman Neuro’s New SPETZLER MALIS Dual Irrigating Disposable Forceps

    Editors
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Codman Neuro, a part of DePuy Synthes, itself a Johnson & Johnson firm, has unveiled the SPETZLER MALIS Dual Irrigating Disposable Non-Stick Bipolar Forceps. These are the first disposable dual-irrigated forceps specifically designed for use in neurosurgery. There’s a fluid channel within each of the forceps’ fingers that helps improve irrigation coverage and aids in keep the working area clear and easily accessible during electrosurgery. Additionally, the coating of the new forceps is the same as that found on SPETZLER MALIS Disposable Bipolar Forceps that prevents…
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  • When treating neo-Nazis, should physicians have a choice?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/alberto-hazan" rel="tag">Alberto Hazan, MD</a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    What I found most disturbing about the man’s arm was not the deep, stellate laceration on the underside of his biceps. It was the swastika tattoo next to it. “Sir,” I said, “we’ll have you fixed up in no time. I’m going to numb up the wound, irrigate it, then repair the laceration with sutures and send you home on antibiotics and pain medication. The nurse will update your tetanus shot. But before I start, I need to point out that I find your tattoo offensive.” Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media…
  • Why hysterectomy for many endometrial hyperplasias is often overkill

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/roger-reichert" rel="tag">Roger Reichert, MD, PhD</a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    A recent case that I saw in consultation at the patient’s request highlights the pervasive problem of overdiagnosis and overtreatment of endometrial hyperplasia. This 46-year-old woman was diagnosed with simple hyperplasia without atypia within an excised endometrial polyp, for which both her gynecologist and pathologist recommended hysterectomy. The basis for this recommendation was a perceived increased risk of endometrial cancer, either currently lurking within her uterus or to be developed in the future, even though the cancer risk for this lesion has never been shown to be above the 2…
  • Quantified health and the great digital divide

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kevin-r-stone" rel="tag">Kevin R. Stone, MD</a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Go into any hospital today and notice that between every great nurse and patient sits a computer terminal. The quantified health movement has created the great digital divide, between the patient and everyone else. The nurse of old used to actually touch the patient. No more. Now, they wheel in a computer console, sit down and record the digital output of the wired up patient, every vital sign, every drug order or scheduled procedure. It’s the same with doctors’ rounds. Groups of doctors place a mobile computer between themselves and the patient and stand around talking about the…
  • Top stories in health and medicine, October 21, 2014

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/medpage-today" rel="tag">MedPage Today</a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    From MedPage Today: Study Links Enterovirus in Kids to T1D. Enterovirus infection may be tied to the development of type 1 diabetes. LVAD Patient Education Misses the Mark. Patient information on left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) is biased in favor of the device, and is suboptimal for helping people determine their pros and cons. Microbiome May Link Jet Lag to Obesity, Disease. Gut microbes have circadian rhythms controlled by the biological clock of the host, and disruption of this microbial arrangement could lead to obesity and metabolic disease. Ebola and Dialysis: Lessons Learned.
  • What I love about being an anesthesiologist

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/edward-r-mariano" rel="tag">Edward R. Mariano, MD</a>
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    I wear a lot of hats in my job.  Though I’m a physician who specializes in the practice of anesthesiology, I don’t spend all day every day at the head of an operating room table. Many days I spend in an administrative leadership role or conducting research studies.  These functions support the best interests of my patients as well as the science and practice of anesthesiology.  On my clinical days that I spend in hands-on patient care, I provide anesthesia for patients who undergo surgery and other invasive procedures.  I also treat acute pain as a consultant.  Some of my colleagues…
 
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    SharpBrains

  • Best practices to assess and enhance brain functions via mobile devices and wearables

    SharpBrains
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Don’t miss the session Best prac­tices to assess and enhance brain func­tion via mobile devices and wearables at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit next week, featuring: Corinna E. Lathan, Founder and CEO of AnthroTronix (just received FDA clearance) Eddie Mar­tucci, VP Research & Devel­op­ment at Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs Alex Doman, Co-Founder of Sleep Genius Joan Sev­er­son, Pres­i­dent of Dig­i­tal Artefacts (developer of BrainBaseline) Chair: Jayne Plun­kett, Mem­ber of the Group Man­age­ment Board for Swiss Re We are looking forward to it! –> Explore…
  • Adam Gazzaley, Director of UCSF Neuroimaging Center & Akili co-founder, to speak at 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

    SharpBrains
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    Happy to share that Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of UCSF Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter and Co-founder of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs, will share his work and insights on Improv­ing brain & men­tal health via dig­i­tal plat­forms, neu­ro­plas­tic­ity research and the White House BRAIN initiative, at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (October 28-30th). Dr. Gaz­za­ley is a fac­ulty mem­ber in the Neu­rol­ogy, Phys­i­ol­ogy and Psy­chi­a­try depart­ments, and prin­ci­pal inves­ti­ga­tor of a cog­ni­tive neu­ro­science lab­o­ra­tory that…
  • Hábitos para una vida laboral más próspera

    SharpBrains
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Dormir la siesta te hace mejor profesional (Expansión): “El español Álvaro Fernández Ibáñez dirige SharpBrains, una empresa estadounidense que investiga cómo mejorar la salud, la educación y la formación a través de la ciencia del cerebro y la innovación, y es coautor de Cómo invertir en su cerebro, publicado en castellano el pasado febrero. “No hay que esperar a tener un problema médico para cuidar tu cerebro. Cuanto más lo ejercites, más rendirás en el trabajo, mejorarás tu estado de ánimo y ayudarás a prevenir enfermedades”, explica Fernández Ibáñez.”
  • Focused ultrasound as emerging method of non-invasive neurotechnology

    SharpBrains
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Sound Waves Can Heal Brain Disorders (Scientific American): “…Physicians are also considering high-intensity focused ultrasound as an alternative to brain surgery. Patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dystonia are increasingly being treated with implanted electrodes, which can interrupt problematic brain activity. A team at the University of Virginia hopes to use focused ultrasound to deliver thermal lesions deep into the brain without having patients go under the knife…The benefits of focused ultrasound might extend well beyond restoring mobility and…
  • AnthroTronix CEO Corinna Lathan to discuss 510(k) FDA clearance of its DANA neurocognitive test at 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

    SharpBrains
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    Happy to share that Dr. Lathan, CEO of AnthroTronix, will discuss the brand-new 510(k) FDA clearance of their DANA neurocognitive test at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (October 28-30th), during the session Best prac­tices to assess and enhance brain func­tion via mobile devices and wearables. Dr. Corinna Lathan leads Anthro­Tronix, a bio­med­ical engi­neer­ing prod­uct devel­op­ment com­pany and pio­neer in mobile plat­form tech­nol­ogy. Their DANA™ prod­uct is a mobile med­ical app intended to col­lect and dis­play per­for­mance infor­ma­tion for use in…
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    The Health Care Blog

  • The Antifragile CDC

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:28 pm
    By SAURABH JHA, MD Some years ago I was in Australia’s Northern Territory. The intrepid explorer that I was, I was croc-spotting from the comfortable heights of a bridge over the East Alligator River. The river derives its name because it is east of something. And because it’s croc-infested. I was reading a story about […]
  • Throwing the EHR Under the Bus …

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    By JOHN IRVINE Given what is now known about how the case of Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian was handled, the attempt to blame the hospital’s electronic health record for the missed diagnosis sounds pretty lame. But people are still doing it: Critics of electronic medical records have found a case they will […]
  • Data for Health: Coming to a Town Near You …

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    By MICHAEL PAINTER, MD We have some questions for you—questions, that is, about health information. What is it?  Can you get it when you need it? What if your community needed important information to make your town or city safe or keep it healthy? How about information about your health care? Can your doctors and nurses […]
  • Statement from the Dallas Nurses

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    By NATIONAL NURSES UNITED When Thomas Eric Duncan first came into the hospital, he arrived with an elevated temperature, but was sent home. On his return visit to the hospital, he was brought in by ambulance under the suspicion from him and family members that he may have Ebola. Mr. Duncan was left for several […]
  • Angry Nurses Tell of Ebola Patient’s arrival at Texas Hospital

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    By THCBist A group of nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian has come forward with a very different picture of what happened when Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Duncan arrived at the hospital with Ebola-like symptoms on September 28th.  If true, the allegations are certainly unsettling. In an unusual move, the nurses spoke anonymously to the media, […]
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    Bad Science

  • Weirdly long and fun Absolute FM radio interview

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

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

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

    Ben Goldacre
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
    Sorry to be absent, I’ve about a zillion big things shortly coming to fruition, at which point expect a deluge. Everyone is having kittens about statins and the BMJ at the moment. Here’s what I wrote as a rabid response on the latest BMJ editorial about it, and a disco soundtrack to keep your attention […]
  • Statins have no side effects? What our study really found, its fixable flaws, and why trials transparency matters (again).

    Ben Goldacre
    13 Mar 2014 | 11:38 am
    Hi there, sorry to be absent (dayjob!). I was surprised to see a study I’m a co-author on getting some front page media play today, under the headline “Statins ‘have no side effects'”. That’s not what our paper found. But it was an interesting piece of work, with an odd result, looking at side effects […]
 
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    Respectful Insolence

  • Oh goody. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is fast approaching.

    Orac
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    A mere couple of weeks ago, I was beginning to “celebrate” a week designated to celebrate the sheer quackiness of the quackery that is naturopathy. True, that’s not what the woo-friendly Senators and Representatives who imposed Naturopathic Medicine Week 2014 on a disinterested world that didn’t need, want, or understand it. They represented it as…
  • An old “friend” thinks Ayurvedic “auto-urine therapy” can cure Ebola

    Orac
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    I’m beginning to feel that I’m flogging a topic a bit too hard again. Usually, this happens primarily when I’m on a roll over some particularly tasty ridiculous tidbit of antivaccine nonsense. This time around, it’s not so much antivaccine nonsense (although some did manage to slip its way into the discussion) but rather Ebola…
  • How “they” view “us,” Ebola edition

    Orac
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    I realize that yesterday’s post was even longer than my usual post (and, given who I am, that’s saying something), but there was a thought that popped up last night about the Ebola conspiracy theories that I discussed that I can’t resist finishing the week on with a (hopefully) much more concise post. (I know,…
  • Just as the H1N1 conspiracy theory machine did in 2009, the Ebola conspiracy theory machine goes into overdrive

    Orac
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    Does anyone remember the H1N1 influenza pandemic? As hard as it is to believe, that was five years ago. One thing I remember about the whole thing is just how crazy both the antivaccine movement and conspiracy theorists (but I repeat myself) went over the public health campaigns to vaccinate people against H1N1. It was…
  • The victims of Andrew Wakefield

    Orac
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    Things got a bit hectic the other day; so if this seems familiar, forgive me. On the other hand, I do believe that this material is probably more suited to this blog rather than other blogs, given the history here and how long I’ve been covering the quackery spawned by Andrew Wakefield, arguably the most…
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    World of Psychology

  • The Secret to Living with Treatment-Resistant Depression

    Therese J. Borchard
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    You’d never suspect this by listening to pharmaceutical ads, but only one-third of people with major depression get better after trying an antidepressant. The others go on to try different drugs, or combinations of medicine and psychotherapy, and usually seven in 10 achieve remission. The other third? They are labeled with the three most dreaded words in the mental health profession: treatment-resistant depression. If clinical depression affects more than 15 million American adults and is predicted to be the second most common illness in the world by 2020, that’s a lot of people suffering…
  • Best of Our Blogs: October 21, 2014

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    If you have ever forgotten to hit save on a document and lost hours spent on work you can’t recover, you understand the horror, shock and astonishment of accepting what feels unacceptable. If you have ever lost precious, photos, your wallet or phone, you can relate to the anguish of not seeing something again. If you have done something untraditional and nonconventional, you get what it feels like to be different. If you understand that, you have a small glimpse into the world of someone who is struggling with illness, discrimination, or loss. We often think we can’t understand…
  • How Self-Compassion Builds a More Positive Body Image Than Self-Esteem

    Psych Central Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    “Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections.” — Diane Von Furstenberg A new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo has touched on a somewhat taboo question: “What if women were to accept themselves with deep self-compassion — flaws and all?” In other words, what if we looked upon ourselves with kindness, compassion and forgiveness as we would a loved one or a dear friend? Would we gain a more positive body image? The answer is yes. For the study, researchers asked 153 female college students to answer…
  • The Benefits of Being Scared

    Dr. Carol Langlois
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Being scared isn’t always a negative. You can be scared in many different ways. There is the “scary movie” kind of scared, where you don’t know what’s going to pop out on the screen. There’s the jumping out of a plane kind of scared, where you fear real death and your adrenaline is pumping loudly. Lastly, there is the taking a chance kind of scared, where you have to address someone or something that’s anxiety-producing and you don’t know if the outcome will be favorable. Now, with a scary movie, we look forward to being scared. We want it; anticipate it. We…
  • Radical Self-Care for Moms

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    As a mom, when you hear that it’s important to take care of yourself, your eyes might glaze over and you may be thinking something like: “Another thing I need to add to my to-do list: ‘self-care.’ How am I supposed to do that?” That’s the reaction Elizabeth Sullivan sometimes gets from her clients. And she also gets it. As a mom to two boys, Sullivan has the same reaction when her husband tells her to take a break or take time for herself. “I’m often like, ‘Oh great, now I can do the laundry in peace.’” Sullivan is a licensed marriage and family therapist…
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • Drinking a "Medium" Soda Every Day Can Age You as Much as Smoking Does

    Kiera Butler
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Just as soda companies plunk down millions of dollars to defeat local soda-tax ballot measures, researchers have found a link between regular soda consumption and premature aging. Published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Public Health, a study of 5,300 adults compared the cells of people who drink soda every day to those of their non-soda-drinking counterparts. In the soda group, the ends of the chromosomes—known as telomeres—were shorter, a sign of their cells' diminished ability to regenerate. Our telomeres naturally shorten as we age, but scientists have discovered that a few…
  • Now Congressional Republicans Are Digging Through Scientists' Grant Proposals

    Tim McDonnell
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    When scientists across the country need money for research projects, one place they often turn is the National Science Foundation. The NSF is an independent federal agency with an annual budget of about $7 billion, which it doles out to fund about a quarter of all federally supported science research. Of course, the agency doesn't just give money away to anyone who asks. Proposals have to survive a rigorous review process that includes close scrutiny by a panel of top scientists in the relevant field. Competition is fierce: Of the 49,000 proposals submitted in 2013, only a fifth were…
  • Hurricane Gonzalo Is Going to Slam Bermuda Today

    Tim McDonnell
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    The photo above was taken yesterday by an astronaut on the International Space Station. It shows Hurricane Gonzalo barreling across the Atlantic Ocean toward Bermuda. Gonzalo, currently a Category 3 hurricane, is expected to make landfall in Bermuda this afternoon before veering back out to sea and away from the US East Coast. AccuWeather.com meteorologists are warning that the damage could be severe, with "a large and life-threatening storm surge [that] could exceed 10 feet and cause a major rise in water levels over coastal areas and causeways." Stay safe, Bermudans.
  • People Are Trying to Sell Cinnamon Bark as an Ebola Cure

    Kiera Butler
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Marion Nestle reports that several supplement manufacturers are selling vitamins that promise to prevent or treat Ebola. The claims caught the attention of the FDA, which has issued warning letters to three of the manufacturers: Natural Solutions Foundation, Young Living, and DoTERRA International LLC. The agency lists specific claims it finds worrisome; for example, on a Young Living consultant's website, "Ebola Virus can not live in the presence of cinnamon bark." Here's a screenshot from Natural Solutions Foundations' website: An article on the Natural Solutions site talks about "the…
  • Sorry, California. Winter Isn't Going to Fix Your Drought.

    Tim McDonnell
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    NOAA California's crippling drought is not expected to improve over the winter, according to new forecast data released today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Nearly 60 percent of the state is experiencing exceptional drought—the worst category—NOAA reported. The map above shows that the northern California coast could see some improvement. But in the Central Valley, a critical source of fruits, nuts, and vegetables for the whole country, conditions won't be getting better any time soon. A little rain is expected, NOAA forecaster Mike Halpert said in a…
 
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • A Formula for Creating Patient-Centric Mobile Health Apps

    PharmaGuy
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    In a previous Pharma Marketing Blog post, I explained Why I Will Be Attending Digital Pharma East. Now, I have an even better reason for being there:On Mobile Day (October 21, 2014), I will present a "formula" for creating "patient-centric" mobile health (mHealth) apps.My presentation will focus on what I learned from comments made by REAL patients in a recent poll I hosted in conjunction with Truvio and WEGO Health (see "Patient Activists Demand Higher Quality Mobile Health Apps").The "formula" (see below) was inspired by a recent #mHealthPharma Tweet…
  • #mHealtMobile Chat Takeaway: Pharma Must Involve Patients Early on When Developing Mobile Health Apps

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

    PharmaGuy
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Genentech's 4HER iPhone App for women with HER2 breast cancer includes pages and pages and page of policies and terms and conditions that users are required to read (or at least agree to) before using the advanced features of the app. Yesterday, I reviewed the Privacy Policy (about 6 screens worth of text; see here). Today, I review the "Ground Rules" for the Patient Connect feature of the app.Patient Connect allows users of the app to send email to other 4HER registered users located within a certain radius (e.g., 10 miles). You can select users you'd like to connect with…
  • An Analysis of Genentech's 4HER Mobile Health App Privacy Policy

    PharmaGuy
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Genentech's 4HER iPhone App for women with HER2 breast cancer is interesting and perhaps unique in a Mobile Health App developed by a pharma company. The app allows users to send email to other registered users of the app and even notifies them of other users close by.Here's the iTunes profile of the app:Genentech's 4HER Mobile App for Women with HER2 Breast Cancer As I mention in the above profile, there are privacy issues. So, I downloaded the app to read and analyze the privacy policy. My analysis reveals many interesting insights into how the personal information collected…
  • #mHealthPharma TweetChat: What's Needed for Pharma to Develop Quality mHealth Apps?

    PharmaGuy
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    Join me tomorrow, October 9, 2014, 12 noon Eastern U.S., for an hour-long TweetChat on how pharma can develop high quality mobile health apps. This is a followup to the debate I've been moderating on the LinkedIn Mobile Health Group (here) sponsored by the mHealth Competence Centre in Barcelona, Spain.Whereas the LinkedIn debate frames this in a negative fashion ("what stands in the way..."), I prefer to frame the TweetChat more positively ("what's needed...") to have a more productive discussion.The LInkedIn debate brought out more questions than answers. That…
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • View from above

    Paul Levy
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Some final thoughts from South Africa.  The picture above from Kruger National Park is just to get your attention!Here's the more serious photo from the Best Care Always quality summit last week.  Thabiso Bale (right), soon to earn his masters degree in nursing, was chosen to present a poster during the conference.  You see him here with Gary Kantor, BCA co-founder and Discovery Health advisor, going over his findings.The findings were troubling and an indication of the kinds of issues facing hospitals worldwide as they seek to infuse medical treatment with a higher level of…
  • A new look at "safe seats"

    Paul Levy
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Michael Millenson, President, Health Quality Advisors, writes: Working with data analytics colleagues, I've produced a report on safest Congressional districts looking not at political safety (whose seat is secure) but the physical safety of constituents getting care at hospitals in that district. We used 20 different measures to rank each district, seven of which were measures of infection control or prevention and divided districts into good, fair and poor. Using the most conservative and evidence-based estimates, we translated those results to the political environment.
  • Rainbow nation

    Paul Levy
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    "Rainbow nation" was the term coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu to describe post-apartheid South Africa, after the country's first fully democratic election in 1994.  I was privileged to participate with a number of people this past week who ably represent the hopes and dreams of the country in trying to improve its health care system. They came from all parts of the country, included a variety of clinical and administrative specialties, and represented all racial and ethnic backgrounds.  Best Care Always was the predominant theme of the conference held by the Hospital Association…
  • New word: "maieutikos"

    Paul Levy
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Among the joys of teaching Lean process improvement with people like the Lean Institute Africa's Norman Faull are the unexpected language lessons. Today at a Best Care Always workshop in Johannesburg, Norman posted the slide seen above.Maieutikos?I'll let you read the slide to get the meaning and context.  Your homework assignment is to now use it in a sentence during the next 24 hours!Beyond that item, Norman related a conversation he once had with John Shook, of the Lean Enterprise Institute.  John speaks Japanese and Norman was confirming with him that gemba means the place…
  • For want of a nail . . . the battle was lost

    Paul Levy
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    The Health Minister of South Africa, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi joined the HASA and Best Care . . . Always quality improvement summit and gave a thoughtful overview of the challenges facing this country. Hearing one of his remarks took me back to a public hospital visit I made earlier in the week.Here was his comment:We have an extremely under-resourced public health care system that is serving 78% of the population, struggling to meet quality standards.You may recall my praise for the work of several staff members at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.  Their focus has been on…
 
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • How You Can Help Save Tennessee From Cutting Off Abortion Access

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

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

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

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

    Guest Contributor
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    Marcy Darnovsky of the Center for Genetics and Society and OBOS’s Sally Whelan recently attended a conference on international adoption and surrogacy in the Netherlands. This post has been reprinted with permission from CGS. by Marcy Darnovsky In August, the International Forum on Intercountry Adoption and Global Surrogacy took place in the wake of headlines about two disturbing surrogacy incidents in Thailand. In one case, an Australian couple was accused of abandoning their baby son, who has Down syndrome, with his Thai surrogate mother and returning home with his twin sister; the…
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  • More Foods To Get Rid Of Weight

    wpadmin
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    The fat loss strategies of the Largest Losers are increasingly being uncovered by two of the show’s most notable contestants and you also get to benefit. This short article revisits the unbelievable history of The Weight Reduction Bill Twins and Jim Jim Germanakos and gives the tips for their success. Tomatoes also have a greater degree than once they are refreshing of antioxidants if they are processed,. The downside involves food processing firms who incorporate unhealthy Weight Loss Supplement and needless things such as salt, sugar. You will be thinner! Greens, fruits, almonds,…
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    Health and Wellness News

  • Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus ItselfTUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Headlines remain riveted on the three Ebola cases in Dallas. But, mental health specialists say overblown fear is a much bigger health threat to Americans. President Barack Obama on Friday appointed an Ebola "czar" to oversee the U.S. response to the virus, which has infected two Dallas nurses who cared for a Liberian man who died of Ebola this month at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. But the U.S. cases are miniscule in the context of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that's…
  • Airport Screening in West Africa Will Curb Ebola's Spread: Study

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Airport Screening in West Africa Will Curb Ebola's Spread: StudyMONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) - If passengers weren't screened before they boarded airplanes in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, three people infected with Ebola would leave on international flights from any of those West African nations every month, a new analysis predicts. The three countries are those hit hardest by the current Ebola outbreak. Screening is currently in place at international airports in cities there, and the study results highlight the need to maintain…
  • Health Tip: Snacking After School

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Health Tip: Snacking After School(HealthDay News) - Snacking may be the first thing on a child's mind after school. But young ones should also take steps to prevent getting sick. The Foodsafety.gov website offers these tips: - Make sure children immediately refrigerate all lunch bags and leftovers. Teach children to wash hands before preparing or eating a snack. Make sure they use clean utensils. Have children wash all vegetables and fruit, even if these foods will be peeled. Copyright © 2014 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
  • Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: StudyTUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization's recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study warns. That means that air-particle levels in a home with a smoker are similar to that of the air in large, polluted cities, the study found. Living in smoke-free homes could offer major health benefits to nonsmokers, according to the authors of the study published online Oct. 20 in the journal -Tobacco Control. "Smokers often…
  • Health Tip: Dish Up Healthier Halloween Goodies

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Health Tip: Dish Up Healthier Halloween Goodies(HealthDay News) - Young trick-or-treaters typically are overloaded with candy, but you don't have to jump on the candy bandwagon. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests these healthier Halloween options: - Vitamin C-packed, 100 percent-fruit fruit chews. Trans fat-free animal crackers or some sugar-free gum. Small juice boxes with 100 percent fruit juice. Small cups of low-fat pudding. Halloween stickers, temporary tattoos, pencils or other non-food goodies. Copyright © 2014 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
 
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    BBC News - Health

  • Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.
  • Man walks again after transplant

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:31 pm
    A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.
  • Scans reveal cause of winter blues

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
  • Ebola-hit nations get key supplies

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.
  • To walk again - the people behind the story

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    The project that enabled a paralysed man to walk again
 
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    CBC | Health News

  • Paralyzed man walks after cell transplant

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    A Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose.
  • Yellowknife woman's psychiatric report lands in employer's hands

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    A Yellowknife woman with a mental illness agreed to a psychiatric assessment to bolster her case for workplace accommodations, but says she never expected her “most personal, private and sensitive information” to wind up in the hands of her employer.
  • Ebola vaccine trials expected in West Africa in January, WHO says

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    The hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data soon about whether two experimental vaccines are safe and could lead to larger medical trials in West Africa by January, a top World Health Organization official says.
  • Saskatoon Ebola expert says Canada is well prepared

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Saskatoon Ebola expert, Dr. Bruce Reeder says he would be surprised if there was any transmission of the Ebola virus because of the level of preparedness in hospitals and the public health system in Canada.
  • Questions to be asked about P.E.I. abortion clinic, says Trudeau

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau thinks Prince Edward Islanders should be asking questions to make sure the Canada Health Act is being respected in regards to a recent decision to cut short planning for an abortion clinic on the Island.
 
 
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    Yahoo Health

  • Cell Transplant Helps Paralyzed Man Walk With Frame

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    The technique, described as a breakthrough by a study in the journal Cell Transplantation, involved transplanting what are known as olfactory ensheathing cells into the patient’s spinal cord and constructing a “nerve bridge” between two stumps of the damaged spinal column. "We believe… this procedure is the breakthrough which, as it is further developed, will result in a historic change in the currently hopeless outlook for people disabled by spinal cord injury," said Geoffrey Raisman, a professor at University College London’s (UCL) institute of neurology, who led the…
  • In Defense of Fast Weight Loss

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Half of the subjects ate no more than 800 calories per day for 12 weeks. Related: How Family Meals May Help Fight Obesity “Some of the biggest misconceptions about fast weight loss are that it is unhealthy, it causes yo-yo dieting, and that people are more likely to regain more weight than if they lost it slowly,” said Catherine Rolland, PhD, a weight-loss researcher with Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. Experts call these programs VLCDs (very low calorie diets), and it’s important to note that they are almost always done with clinical oversight to make sure you get…
  • How Your Body Signals That You're Vitamin Deficient

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    “With today’s diet of processed foods it’s easy to become vitamin deficient — either by not eating enough of the right foods or not absorbing them properly due to digestive issues,” says Dr. Susan Blum, founder of the Blum Center for Health and author of the new book, The Immune System Recovery Plan.
  • Cheerful? Depressed? The Season in Which You Were Born Might Hold The Key

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Your birthday may be to blame for certain personality traits.  Even if you don’t buy into astrology, recent research suggests that the time of year you were born does actually play a big role in who you become. Specifically, your season of birth may be linked to your moods later on in life, according to a new study presented at the European College of CNP Congress in Berlin.  The scientists’ interest was sparked by a body of research suggesting a link between birth season and something more stable than mood: personality. According to a 2014 International Journal of Cancer study, a…
  • Medication Mistakes Common Among Young Children

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Roughly every eight minutes from 2002 through 2012, a child in the U.S. experienced a medication mistake, according to a new study of calls to poison control hotlines.
 
 
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    Renegade Health

  • 3 Secret Weapons Against Stress, Inflammation, and Insomnia

    Shelli Stein
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Stress, inflammation, and lack of sleep shorten your telomeres—which can shorten your life. Three protectors help you overcome the effects. You probably already know that inflammation, stress, and lack of sleep aren’t good for you. You may not know, however, that these things have a huge impact on your cells. More specifically, they all affect the length of your telomeres—which can actually affect the length of your life. What are Telomeres? In 2000, a young doctor asked molecular biologist Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn a rather simple question: Does length matter? Dr. Blackburn’s research,…
  • 7 Natural Ways to Beat the Fall/Winter Blues

    Colleen M. Story
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The change of seasons can make us feel blue. Try these 10 tips to put a smile back on your face. It’s the fall season. How do you feel? Maybe you love the change of colors on the leaves, the cooler weather, and the crisp feel of the air. Maybe fall is your favorite time of year. But then again, maybe you feel it starting to come on—that touch of melancholy, the nostalgia for the warm, long days of summer, and the dread of the long, cold, harsh winter months. The Cleveland Clinic notes that seasonal depression, or “seasonal affective disorder (SAD),” often starts in the fall (and then…
  • Ebola Ground Zero—Should We Worry?

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    We are no longer at a viral crossroads. Severe viral infections are threatening our health, now. A viral fire is blazing in Africa. Half of every one in Liberia who gets sick with Ebola dies. A death rate of 50 percent is unheard of in modern times. It’s more like a plague from the Dark Ages then an illness of the 21st Century. What’s going on? Ebola Ground Zero The term “ground zero” was first used in association with the atomic bomb to describe the point closest to detonation. It’s also used to pinpoint the source of a viral epidemic. Ebola patient one was a two-year-old boy from…
  • Got Migraines? Try Meditation—Study Shows It Helps

    Colleen M. Story
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Migraines not only cause pain and suffering, but stress, job problems, and insomnia. Might meditation help? The Migraine Research Foundation states that nearly one in four households in the U.S. include someone who suffers from migraines. That translates into more than 37 million people who miss work, family events, and fun activities because they’re in too much pain to participate. Ask anyone who has migraines—they’d do anything to stop them, or even reduce how often they occur. We gave you a number of potential natural solutions on a previous post, but there was one we didn’t…
  • Fruit Whip

    Brigitte Mars
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Yield: 1 serving Prep time: Breakfast/snack is ready in less than five minutes! Ingredients Wild or cultivated greens (dandelion, purslane, nettles, malva, violet leaves, etc.) Fresh fruit (avocado, apple, peach, banana, pitted cherries, etc.) Water (enough to blend) Garnish: Raw cacao nibs, gogi berries, edible flowers Directions In a high-speed blender, place fresh picked unsprayed weeds such as dandelion greens, purslane, nettles, malva, violet leaves, or whatever you can safely identify and is in season. Add in-season fruit to the blender, such as avocados, apples, peaches, bananas, pr…
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    In the Pipeline

  • Oxygenated Nanobubbles. For Real?

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    A longtime reader sent along this article, just based on the headline. "This headline triggers instant skepticism in me", he said, and I agree. "Potential to treat Alzheimer's" is both a bold and a weaselly statement to make. The weasel part is that sure, anything has the "potential" to do that, but the boldness lies in the fact that so far, nothing ever has. There are a couple of very weak symptomatic treatments out there, but as far as actually addressing the disease, the clinical success rate is a flat zero. But that's not stopping these folks: “The impact of RNS60 on Alzheimer’s…
  • Compound Properties: Starting a Renunciation

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    I've been thinking a lot recently about compound properties, and what we use them for. My own opinions on this subject have been changing over the years, and I'm interested to see if I have any company on this. First off, why do we measure things like cLogP, polar surface area, aromatic ring count, and all the others? A quick (and not totally inaccurate) answer is "because we can", but what are we trying to accomplish? Well, we're trying to read the future a bit and decrease the horrendous failure rates for drug candidates, of course. And the two aspects that compound properties are supposed…
  • More on "Metabolite Likeness" as a Predictor

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    A recent computational paper that suggested that similarity to known metabolites could help predict successful drug candidates brought in a lot of comments around here. Now the folks at Cambridge MedChem Consulting have another look at it here. The big concern (as was expressed by some commenters here as well) is the Tanimoto similarity cutoff of 0.5. Does that make everything look too similar, or not? CMC has some numbers across different data sets, and suggests that this cutoff is, in fact, too permissive to allow for much discrimination. People with access to good comparison sets of…
  • Different Screening, Different Thermodynamics?

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    Chris Lipinski and the folks at Collaborative Drug Discovery send word of an interesting webinar that will take place this coming Wednesday (October 22nd) at 2 PM EST. It's on enthalpic and entropic trends in ligand binding, and how various screening and discovery techniques might bias these significantly. Here's the registration page if you're interested. I'm curious about what they've turned up - my understanding is that it will explore, among other things, the differences in molecules selected by industry-trained medicinal chemists versus the sorts that are reported by more academic…
  • The Electromagnetic Field Stem Cell Authors Respond

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    The authors of the ACS Nano paper on using electromagnetic fields to produce stem cells have responded on PubPeer. They have a good deal to say on the issues around the images in their paper (see the link), and I don't think that argument is over yet. But here's what they have on criticisms of their paper in general: Nowhere in our manuscript do we claim “iPSCs can be made using magnetic fields”. This would be highly suspect indeed. Rather, we demonstrate that in the context of highly reproducible and well-established reprogramming to pluripotency with the Yamanaka factors (Oct4, Sox2,…
 
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Does cancer grow more aggressively at night?

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

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

  • Garmin Forerunner 920XT: The Best Multisport Watch Period https://static.garmincdn.com/en/products/010-01174-00/g/pd-04-lg.jpg

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

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

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

  • Saturated Fats: A Weight Loss Alternative To Starvation and Exercise

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    This weird trick is for people who haven't been able to keep the weight off, though they've tried to do so for years.A surprising finding is, to lose weight, you have to consume a certain amount of healthy fats, including saturated fats. They ensure steady energy as well as a feeling of satisfaction. (The amount you eat is up to you.)Saturated fats are things such as whole cream, animal fat and coconut oil. Grass-fed butter is another example of healthy, saturated fat.The next time you are hungry, to keep from overeating, consider consuming grass-fed butter (without the bread or crackers).
  • 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…
 
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    Hospital Impact

  • Drive good governance through continuing education

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    by Adam Ross As executives face the evolving governance and regulatory landscape, it's the fiduciary duty for a company's board of directors to react fast and with expert understanding. While good governance practices pave the road for a company's success, companies expect board members to have the most up-to-date knowledge to protect against changing regulations, organizational risks and ultimately to assist in a company's transparent recovery if issues occur. Good governance practices are on the rise and certainly are here to stay. The importance of continuing education for board of…
  • Fragmented health system needs top-down commitment to change

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    by Lynn McVey During a webinar with Beth Boynton, a registered nurse from Confident Voices, I publicly confessed I was not always a big fan of nurses. That all changed the week I spent several overnights in an intensive care unit with my own Dad. I witnessed acts of compassion, kindness and love from nurses that truthfully, I never knew existed. I also witnessed fragmented, broken, divisive care coordination that cannot be fixed as is. In my fantasy, we will achieve care coordination when we collapse the many over-specialized positions we created (EKG tech, aide, transporter, phlebotomist,…
  • Save time, money by streamlining tax reporting methods

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    by Kevin L. Shrake It's the time of year to prepare for tax reporting. This year, don't let your vendor master file contribute to the madness of tax reporting. Inconsistencies in vendor master files are typically the root cause of tax reporting headaches. It's important to organize and cleanse your file of incorrect or missing supplier information, missing or invalid Tax Identification Numbers (TIN), missing and inaccurate W-9s, duplicate and inactive vendors, and other inaccuracies. Use technology and automation Using a vendor registration and authentication process is a common practice…
  • Consider advisory panel for strategic planning, physician engagement

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    by Kenneth H. Cohn At the Healthcare Roundtable last week, I spoke about work I facilitated at a West Coast community hospital. The work arose from the hospital's need for a new facility to remain in seismic compliance with California Senate Bill 1953. Marked uncertainty arose about what services to offer when physicians took business offsite with an ambulatory surgical center, gastrointestinal service and pain management unit. Admitting uncertainty, the hospital invested in a medical advisory panel that remains in existence today to assist with strategic planning for an uncertain future. The…
  • Responsiveness key to improving healthcare delivery

    9 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    by Anthony Cirillo I met with a colleague last month with whom I'm partnering to create a system that can help organizations monitor and respond to patient and family concerns, questions and compliments in real time using their own devices. Who wouldn't want that in their organization? Get on top of situations. Promote positive word of mouth. Set up the organization for better HCAHPS responses. Turns out some organizations want to run the other way. The platform allows organizations to get data in real time. And with that comes responsibility. The organization must act on it and align their…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • How Would You Describe Depression?

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

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

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

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

  • Biotherapeutics – a new funding scheme for research

    Alan Worsley
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:29 am
    We’ve come a long way from the early days of treating cancer in the 1950s and 60s. Back then, the main options for treatment were relatively unrefined radiotherapy and surgery – a world away from the precision techniques used today. They were the equivalent of using a blunderbuss to hit a target, causing plenty of collateral damage along the way. But, thanks to the dedication and determination of cancer researchers, we have upgraded our arsenal and the accuracy of our weapons. Survival rates have increased from one in four cancer patients surviving in the early 1970s to half of all cancer…
  • Keeping cancer on the political agenda – this year’s Party Conferences

    Grace Gottlieb
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    With the General Election less than a year away we’ve been travelling the length and breadth of the country attending Party Conferences. Keeping cancer on the political agenda is a big priority. Research has led to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and now two in four people survive cancer for at least 10 years. But it’s through political action that achievements in research can be translated into benefits for today’s patients, or for people who may be affected by cancer in the future. Party Conferences provide a great opportunity for us to speak with MPs and…
  • News digest – melanoma ‘breadcrumb trail, blood cell treatment, fashion and more

    Nick Peel
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    New research from our scientists found that melanoma cells give themselves the ‘green light’ to spread by creating a chemical ‘breadcrumb trail’ encouraging them to move. Here’s the press release and a blog post we co-published on the Guardian science network and this blog. You can also watch clips from the study in the video below. An experimental treatment that trains a patient’s immune system to attack their cancer caused remission in 90 per cent of leukaemia patients on a small-scale trial, though experts warn questions remain. Our news report has the details US scientists…
  • Producing new blood cells – why reading the recipe matters

    Aine McCarthy
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    If you want to be like Nancy and win the Great British Bake Off, or the #sciencecakes competition that ran earlier this week, you need a close eye for detail and an encyclopaedic knowledge of baking tricks and techniques. Surprisingly, these criteria aren’t a million miles away from what’s needed to crack cancer’s secrets – only instead of knowing how cakes are made, scientists need to understand fully how cells grow. And by figuring this out, scientists will be able to develop kinder, better treatments that will save more lives in the future. One way we can learn more about the…
  • A chemical ‘breadcrumb trail’ helps melanoma spread

    Nick Peel
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    From flashing green men to high-pitched beeping, when we cross the road there are plenty of signals to help us. But if these cues fail, it can cause us to hesitate, rush, stop-start or randomly change direction. And while the picture’s a little more complex in our bodies, our cells too must be aware of particular signals that point them in the right direction. And much like a broken traffic light, changes in how cells perceive these triggers can have serious consequences. Nimble tumour cells help cancer spread rapidly – something that’s particularly true in melanoma – a cancer that…
 
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Prenatal Valproate Exposure and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    With the advent of the newer, atypical antipsychotic medications, patients with psychotic disorders have been able to achieve greater symptom control with less disabling side effects. For women with schizophrenia, there has also been an increase in fertility rates over the last decade.  Previous studies have suggested that women with schizophrenia, as compared to women with no psychiatric illness, are at increased risk for pregnancy and delivery complications, including low birthweight, intrauterine growth restriction, and preterm birth.  However, most of these studies occurred at a time…
  • Stimulants Improve Cognitive Functioning in Menopausal Women

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Many women report cognitive difficulties — forgetfulness, distractibility, feeling foggy —during the transition to menopause.  While much attention has been devoted to the treatment of vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flashes or night sweats, less attention has focused on the management of the memory difficulties and other cognitive problems many menopausal women may suffer. In […] The post Stimulants Improve Cognitive Functioning in Menopausal Women appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Impaired Maternal Infant Bonding More Common in Women with Severe Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Maternal psychiatric illness can profoundly affect how a mother interacts with her child and is a risk factor for impaired mother-infant bonding, which may include a spectrum of difficulties: decreased maternal affective involvement, increased irritability, aggressive impulses, or, at worst, outright rejection of the infant (Brockington et al, 2006).  It is important to note, however, […] The post Impaired Maternal Infant Bonding More Common in Women with Severe Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • CBT is Effective for Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a type of psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and sleep problems.  Recently, several randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that CBT is effective for managing vasomotor symptoms in menopausal women. The first study to test the effectiveness of CBT for vasomotor […] The post CBT is Effective for Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    prohealthblog.com

  • Types of exercises for lower back pain

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

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

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

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

    Simon
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    To quit smoking for ever must have a plan. Quitting smoking is very difficult. Most smokers who try to do it permanently fail. But you can do if you’re resolute and constant. Take a few precautions to stop smoking to avoid relapse and before you know it you will be considered a non-smoker. Instructions Stop smoking for good 1.) Use a nicotine patch on your arm to avoid severe withdrawal symptoms of nicotine. Read the package instructions to ensure maximum effectiveness. Leave nicotine slowly increases the chance of success. If you want to stop smoking for good, use a nicotine patch is a…
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  • Discover How To Win £100 ($150) to Ease the Burden of Christmas Shopping

    CoachMel
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    This post Discover How To Win £100 ($150) to Ease the Burden of Christmas Shopping was originally published at Weight Loss Solution Christmas is coming and while there’s loads to look forward to, with it comes the need to find a bunch of spare cash to buy all those Christmas presents. So I want to ease the burden somewhat in return for a little favor. In private email and conversation I’ve heard many marvelous stories of how DROPS has made a difference to your life. Many of you have told me you feel great on the program. You have more energy than you’ve had in years. You…
  • Why You Should Ditch the Elliptical Machine and Get a Real Workout!

    CoachMel
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    This post Why You Should Ditch the Elliptical Machine and Get a Real Workout! was originally published at Weight Loss Solution I’m not much into ‘gyming it’ anymore, but well over 10 years ago when I used to frequent the gym often, I must admit to liking a wee turn on the elliptical machine. I’ve since mended my ways! It’s not that I hate elliptical machines per se, I just think there are much more effective ways for you to workout. Here’s why… 1. Elliptical machines are easy The main reason elliptical machines don’t get you into shape is because they are…
  • Beyond Wheat Flour: 4 Healthy Alternatives

    CoachMel
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    This post Beyond Wheat Flour: 4 Healthy Alternatives was originally published at Weight Loss Solution Whether you think wheat is super unhealthy or not, I doubt few would argue we eat waaay too many wheat-based foods these days. We really do love our bread, pasta, breakfast cereals and bagels! I suppose for many, the thought of cutting these staples from their diet seems completely unreasonable. I mean, where would you start looking for alternatives? The good news is, many of us are indeed finding new (and exciting) ways to eat sans wheat. There are actually a number of very good alternatives…
  • A Message To Women On Body Image

    CoachMel
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:12 am
    This post A Message To Women On Body Image was originally published at Weight Loss Solution Let’s imagine you and I are sitting face-to-face right now, no-one else is there, and I ask you to give me one word to describe your body… what would you say? I mean, the very first thing that pops into your mind. Perhaps you might say ‘imperfect,’ ‘fat,’ ‘frumpy,’ ‘wobbly,’ or even ‘disgusting.’ This word may even roll off your tongue with ease, because you’ve become so conditioned to hearing it inside your own head you…
  • 3 Tips to Overcome Resistance to Change

    CoachMel
    12 Jun 2014 | 3:10 am
    This post 3 Tips to Overcome Resistance to Change was originally published at Weight Loss Solution Change often brings resistance. In fact, I know all about this on a personal level. For me, doing something that I haven’t done before can cause a huge amount of resistance within. It pretty much rises up from nowhere, and is very difficult to push away. The classic example of this is recording these videos! The thought of placing myself in front of a camera and pressing ‘record’ fills me with complete and utter dread. You will probably tell me that is crazy, since I’ve built…
 
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    Evolving Wellness

  • Mind Your Beeswax: Why Is It So Great for the Skin?

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

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

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

    Dave Roos
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    In 2012, MIT and Harvard joined forces to create edX. Find out how edX works at HowStuffWorks.
  • How Leper Colonies Work

    Patrick J. Kiger
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Leprosy was the AIDS of the first millennium. Find out how leper colonies worked at HowStuffWorks.
  • How to Stay Motivated When Your Class Has No Classroom

    Dave Roos
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Staying awake while watching a dry lecture on the computer is hard. Here's how to stay motivated when your class has no classroom at HowStuffWorks.
  • How Astrobiologists Work

    Julia Layton
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Astrobiologists apply the scientific method to questions once considered the purview of sci-fi fans. Learn about astrobiologists at HowStuffWorks.
  • How Jackhammers Work

    Nathan Chandler
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Jackhammers offer incredible power when it comes to breaking down hard substances. Find out how these demolition marvels work.
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    Weighty Matters

  • Why You're Better Off With Froot Loops Than Special K Granola

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Because spoon for spoon Froot Loops contains 20% less sugar and roughly 1/3 the calories as Special K granola.Yet here's betting the health halo of the words, "Granola", the claims, "Made with Whole Grains", "Low-Fat", and "Source of Fibre and Vitamin D", along with the weight-focused branding of "Special K", leads many to think this high calorie sugar bomb is a great, weight-safe, healthful meal or snack.If you're going to have a dessert cereal, best you know it's a treat and not think it's a health food.        Related StoriesThere's No Fruit in Glaceau…
  • Guest Post: Obesity, Cancer, and Mental Health. What Links Them All?

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's guest post comes from Dr. Sandro Demaio - a rising public health champion. When he asked me if I'd write something for him, I jumped at the chance to ask him to write something for me! There's been a lot of discussion about obesity. Whether or not it's a disease (as it is in the USA now). How this label would positively or negatively influence action taken by society and governments in addressing this large and growing burden. This conversation is important, but I have noticed very often it ends with confusion. Questions around why we begin talking about obesity - and end discussing…
  • Saturday Stories: Viola Vanclief, Environments, Ebola x 2, and Marathons

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Viola VancliefGarrett Therolf in the LA Times tells the haunting story of Viola Vanclief's too short life. Brad Stulberg in The Harvard Public Health Review makes the case for levee building over swimming lessons in behaviour change. Josephus Weeks, the nephew of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, with a must read story in The Dallas News on why his uncle's death might have been preventable. Frank Bruni in The New York Times on how Ebola has highlighted our messed up health priorities and asks, among other things, if you've had your flu shot? Alex Hutchinson in Runner's World with an amazing…
  • Dear Kitten, About that Dog

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's Funny Friday video has Ze Frank lending his comedic styling to a cat food commercial. It's fantastic.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesRUN! (And Don't Play with Ouija Boards)The Best Lightbulb Commercial Ever MadePuppies! 
  • What Actually Reading that Fast vs. Slow Weight Loss Study Taught Me

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    I imagine this one will be all over the news today, and superficially I can certainly see why - a new study reportedly proves that if you lose weight fast or slow, 3 years later, regardless of the speed you lost your weight, you'll have gained back the same amount. This of course flies in the face of the advice that slow and steady wins the weight loss race. Read the actual paper and the story becomes far less exciting. In brief, study participants were randomized to either lose weight quickly with an all-liquid meal replacement shake program (Optifast), or to lose weight slowly using that…
 
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  • You Will Soon Pay More for Prescriptions Filled at Pharmacies Selling Tobacco

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

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

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

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

    davejohnsen
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Bangkok: Indonesia, with a population of over 250 million, has become a gold mine for social networking sites in Southeast Asia with a growing market of millions of users. Facebook founder Mark Zuc read more
  • Service Solahart Jakarta Selatan 02171231659

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
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  • 8 Phrases You Shouldn't Say to Someone Who Has Depression or Anxiety

    Erin Kennedy
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Display Title:  8 Phrases You Shouldn't Say to Someone Who Has Depression or Anxiety Subtitle:  Don't know what to say to someone with depression or anxiety? Here are some phrases you'll want to avoid. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/mental-health/content/8-phrases-you-shouldnt-say-someone... Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • 6 Easy Ways for the Busy Girl to Stay Healthy

    Erin Kennedy
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    Display Title:  6 Easy Ways for the Busy Girl to Stay Healthy Subtitle:  How can you make sure you’re doing what you can in your busy schedule to stay healthy? These 6 tips can help. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/wellness/content/6-easy-ways-busy-girl-stay-healthy Align:  right Weight:  -8 Text Color:  Black
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    But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness

  • After saying hello to my guests, I say #hellokeurig and feel like the perfect host

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

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

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

    christine
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    My father turned 66 this summer and I decided to get him a gift that was both unique and memorable. He has a great interest in family history and saved some mementos from his mother’s estate. In an old worn out shipping box in the basement I found a small reel of old fashioned video […] The post What is the perfect gift to give, when you want to give the most memorable gift? appeared first on But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.
  • 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 […] The post We have reached OVER 119,000 likes on our facebook page! Come join our #spoonie community! appeared first on But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.
 
 
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  • Speakers Emphasize Need to Integrate Primary, Mental Health Care

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    A panel of health policy experts and other stakeholders recently discussed how to improve care for patients with both physical and mental health needs.
  • Organizations Warn HHS: Meaningful Use Program in Jeopardy

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    The AAFP joined seven other organizations in an Oct. 15 letter urging HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to redirect the federal government's health information technology and meaningful use focus to issues of usability and interoperability.
  • Prepare Now for Ebola in Your Office

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Because most facilities are not equipped with biocontainment units, careful planning for an encounter with a patient suspected of having Ebola infection is critical. The first steps in preparing your office for a possible case are to make sure you have all referral contact information ready to go and that you educate each staff member on his or her role should a case present.
  • Give Pay-for-Performance Chance to Succeed, Panelists Urge

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Panelists at a recent Alliance for Health Reform briefing in Washington said more efforts should be made to allow physician pay-for-performance plans to work before labeling them failures. Some panelists said effective pay-for-performance initiatives could include incentives other than financial rewards.
  • Watch AAFP Congress of Delegates Live and Online

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Academy members who aren't able to attend the AAFP Congress of Delegates in Washington next week can still catch all the action during the COD business sessions via live streaming video.
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    Everyone's Medical Blog Posts - DoctorsHangout.com

  • Stitches Out, Polymer Nanofibers In: Sticky 'Mats' Shot From Ordinary Airbrushes Seal Wounds Pain-Free

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    Scientists have developed polymer nanofibers that are capable of sealing wounds in a matter of weeks, eliminating the need for stitches.  Medical science is making unimaginable leaps in progress, from laser therapies to advanced brain imaging techniques. So how come the best solution we have for repairing a tear in the skin is still a needle and some thread? University of Maryland researchers hope to change that, as their polymer nanofibers may someday supplement or replace stitches. The team’s latest breakthrough involves getting the polymer onto the skin. Previously, they tried using a…
  • TRY THIS TO IMPROVE.

    DR.MOHAN SHARMA
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
    It's one thing to wax eloquent on positivity, but quite another to be a positive person at heart. Despite believing to have a positive outlook, we invariably weigh the cons first, consider several times before sparing a compliment, and broadcast only the odds when someone counts on us for advice. What's more, we prefer needless sarcasm for humour, manage a wry smile when something is genuinely funny, and believe deep down that the glass is actually half empty. We live in denial of our inherent negativity for the most part, and often wonder why the world around is so mean and reckless. At…
  • TRY THIS TO IMPROVE.

    DR.MOHAN SHARMA
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
    It's one thing to wax eloquent on positivity, but quite another to be a positive person at heart. Despite believing to have a positive outlook, we invariably weigh the cons first, consider several times before sparing a compliment, and broadcast only the odds when someone counts on us for advice. What's more, we prefer needless sarcasm for humour, manage a wry smile when something is genuinely funny, and believe deep down that the glass is actually half empty. We live in denial of our inherent negativity for the most part, and often wonder why the world around is so mean and reckless. At…
  • TRY THIS TO IMPROVE.

    DR.MOHAN SHARMA
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    It's one thing to wax eloquent on positivity, but quite another to be a positive person at heart. Despite believing to have a positive outlook, we invariably weigh the cons first, consider several times before sparing a compliment, and broadcast only the odds when someone counts on us for advice. What's more, we prefer needless sarcasm for humour, manage a wry smile when something is genuinely funny, and believe deep down that the glass is actually half empty. We live in denial of our inherent negativity for the most part, and often wonder why the world around is so mean and reckless. At…
  • TRY THIS TO IMPROVE.

    DR.MOHAN SHARMA
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    It's one thing to wax eloquent on positivity, but quite another to be a positive person at heart. Despite believing to have a positive outlook, we invariably weigh the cons first, consider several times before sparing a compliment, and broadcast only the odds when someone counts on us for advice. What's more, we prefer needless sarcasm for humour, manage a wry smile when something is genuinely funny, and believe deep down that the glass is actually half empty. We live in denial of our inherent negativity for the most part, and often wonder why the world around is so mean and reckless. At…
 
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  • Grumpy People Get the Details Right — Science of Us

    GruntDoc
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Think back to the last time you had to navigate a customer-service situation. Perhaps you were trying to make a doctor’s appointment when few convenient times were available, or you may have been speaking with a credit-card rep in an effort to get a onetime waiver on a late payment charge. Maybe you were speaking with an airline representative in hopes of finagling priority seating. Did you adopt a warm tone and play nice? Or did you raise your voice and speak aggressively? You are a nice person, so you probably chose the kind route. The tough pill for most of us to swallow is that…
  • Happy 239th Birthday US Navy

    GruntDoc
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    Here’s to all those in the Sea Services. There’s a nice writeup on Navy history at Military.com. Related posts: Navy Matters: A-10 Scrapping Justification Exposed Please click through and read the whole thing. Something I... Happy Birthday USMC! SemperFi I post this every year, and I still enjoy... Happy Birthday to our youngest Another happy birthday, sweetie!... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • How To Discourage a Doctor | The Health Care Blog

    GruntDoc
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    A modern parable. RICHARD GUNDERMAN, MD Not accustomed to visiting hospital executive suites, I took my seat in the waiting room somewhat warily. Seated across from me was a handsome man in a well-tailored three-piece suit, whose thoroughly professional appearance made me – in my rumpled white coat, sheaves of dog-eared paper bulging from both pockets – feel out of place. Within a minute, an administrative secretary came out and escorted him into one of the offices. Exhausted from a long call shift and lulled by the quiet, I started to doze off. Soon roused by the sound of my own…
  • Happy Birthday to our 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…
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    EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health

  • Peanut in house dust linked to peanut allergy in children with skin gene mutation

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (King's College London) A new study led by researchers at King's College London in collaboration with the University of Manchester and the University of Dundee has found a strong link between exposure to peanut protein in household dust during infancy and the development of peanut allergy in children genetically predisposed to a skin barrier defect.
  • Sweet science: How chemistry makes your treats sweet (video)

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (American Chemical Society) It's National Chemistry Week, and this year's theme is the sweetest of all: candy. Whether it's ice cream, candy bars, pudding or cake, we love our sweets. But why do those treats actually taste sweet? Whether they're made with sugar or artificial sweeteners, it all comes down to chemistry. Find out more here: http://youtu.be/FaBFyEa8-eI.
  • Alternate approach to traditional CPR saves lives

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (American College of Chest Physicians) A new study shows that survival and neurological outcomes for patients in cardiac arrest can be improved by adding extracorporeal membrane oxygenation when performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • What americans fear most -- new poll from Chapman University

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Chapman University) The Chapman Survey on American Fears included 1,500 participants from across the nation and all walks of life. Underscoring Chapman's growth and emergence in the sciences, the research team leading this effort pared the information down into four basic categories: personal fears, crime, natural disasters and fear factors.
  • Analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs may have an impact on depression

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Aarhus University) Ordinary over the counter painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs purchased from pharmacies may also be effective in the treatment of people suffering of depression. This is shown by the largest ever meta-analysis that has just been published by a research group from Aarhus University in the American scientific journal JAMA Psychiatry. The meta-analysis is based on 14 international studies with a total 6,262 patients who either suffered from depression or had individual symptoms of depression.
 
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  • Looking ahead to the second ACA enrollment period

    Joanne Kenen
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Photo by jfcherry via Flickr We’re  closing in on the start of the ACA’s second open enrollment season. Both Kevin Counihan, the new HealthCare.gov “CEO” within the Department of Health and Human Services, and HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell have been speaking out a bit more about the upcoming season. But there’s a lot they aren’t saying – or touting. Here are a few things we do – or don’t – know about what to expect by Nov. 15, the start of the three-month enrollment period: More insurers are taking part this year in the exchanges. We won’t know all of the insurance rates…
  • Frailty affects quality of life, makes seniors more vulnerable

    Liz Seegert
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    Image by Alex E. Proimos via flickr. The term “frailty” seems to be practically synonymous with aging. And while it’s true that adults naturally have a gradual physical decline as they age, not every older adult is frail and not every frail person is old. Aging, also called senescence, refers to the biological process of growing older. As people age, it becomes more difficult for the body to repair itself and maintain optimal health, according to Neal S. Fedarko, Ph.D., professor of medicine, division of geriatric medicine and gerontology, Johns Hopkins University. People age…
  • New ideas for an annual update: Older adults and vaccines

    Sally James
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Photo: Robert Couse-Baker via Flickr The season of coughing is around the corner. Ads for flu shots and other vaccinations are getting thicker too. Vaccinations for older adults have new developments this year. A great place to start is this tip sheet from Eileen Beal. Herd immunity: When writing about vaccines for a certain age group, remember that your audience is not just that group. Communities are protected by the entire immunity of their neighbors and friends. Elders housed in assisted living or nursing homes are at special risk. But college student volunteers, visitors, and…
  • Choose words carefully when writing about Ebola

    Kris Hickman
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Image by NIAID via Flickr Word choice matters, especially when it comes to covering a deadly disease. You may have heard the terms “infectious” and “contagious” being used interchangeably in Ebola stories. Even health professionals sometimes use them that way, and that is adequate in many instances. However, minor differences between the two terms may play a role in which one you decide to use in a story. According to the CDC, contagious means the bacteria or virus can be transmitted from person to person (a communicable disease), and is quantified by R-nought – a…
  • Panic is contagious: How to cover public health preparedness

    Kris Hickman
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Photo: CDC Global via Flickr It’s been said that fear travels faster than the virus. This is true. Given that Ebola is less contagious than many other communicable diseases, it’s easier to catch Ebola panic than Ebola itself. But if you’re a health care journalist writing about Ebola or the Ebola response, it’s sometimes hard to tell the real stories from the sensationalism. In light of the Ebola diagnosis of  two Dallas health care workers and the CDC initially placing blame on a “breach in protocol,” the past couple of days have seen a flurry of inflammatory Ebola…
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    Lifescript

  • Your Anti-Gout Food Plan

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dorothy Foltz-Gray, Special to LifescriptWhen you’re at risk for gout pain, your favorite foods and drinks can be your worst enemies. Fortunately, there are also plenty of anti-gout eats that prevent attacks of this inflammatory arthritis condition. Ready to trade beer and shellfish for coffee and nuts? Read on to learn what you should be eating more of, and what to keep off your plate to avoid pain and discomfort... One night after a satisfying feast, you wake up with a really grouchy big toe – inflamed, throbbing and red. Your life with gout pain has begun. The condition, a…
  • Diminishing the Physical Signs of Menopause

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Rona Berg, Lifescript Beauty ExpertHot flashes and sleepless nights aren’t the only signs of menopause. Low estrogen levels send the body through even more visible changes, causing drier skin, new sprouts of chin hair, even a receding gum line. So along with setting a cooler thermostat, menopause can require a new beauty regimen. Lifescript Beauty Expert Rona Berg shares what to expect and how to take charge of “the change”… One day you look in the mirror and a much older woman stares back. Her face is lined; eyes are ringed with dark circles, skin slack and dull.
  • How Positive Thinking Helps With MS Symptoms

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Diane Wedner, Lifescript Health WriterMS symptoms sneak up on patients, so they’re often dismissed. A numb hand? Slept on it funny. Double vision? Must be fatigue. A South Carolina woman shares her moving story of dealing with the highs and lows of multiple sclerosis... Imagine opening your eyes one morning and seeing double. It happened to Robin Becker two decades ago. “I saw two husbands, two sets of lights – two of everything,” says Becker, 60, a retired educator in Fort Mill, S.C. At the time, she was certain she had a brain tumor. But it was MS: an…
  • Your Anti-Gout Food Plan

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dorothy Foltz-Gray, Special to LifescriptWhen you’re at risk for gout pain, your favorite foods and drinks can be your worst enemies. Fortunately, there are also plenty of anti-gout eats that prevent attacks of this inflammatory arthritis condition. Ready to trade beer and shellfish for coffee and nuts? Read on to learn what you should be eating more of, and what to keep off your plate to avoid pain and discomfort... One night after a satisfying feast, you wake up with a really grouchy big toe – inflamed, throbbing and red. Your life with gout pain has begun. The condition, a…
  • 6 Common Eye Conditions in Women

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dorothy Foltz-Gray, Special to LifescriptAs the years go by, time can take a toll on your eyesight. Blurred vision, the inevitable glasses and more frequent visits to the ophthalmologist seem to come with age. Find out about 6 common eye conditions in women and tips to help improve vision... Our joints ache, bones break and faces wrinkle. Now add eye problems to the list of age-related conditions women face. The longer we live, the more of a beating our sight takes. Women are more likely than men to develop vision problems as they get older, according to a 2009 Duke University study.
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  • Ebola Epidemic Fears Ramp Up

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

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

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

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

  • Brain zapping for weight loss

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

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

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

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

  • Tea Drinker: Souheki Mori

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

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

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

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

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

  • Apple makes another blood glucose tracking units goof

    Brian Dolan
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    For the second time since it announced its HealthKit plans, Apple has made a mistake related to blood glucose measurement units. Last week the company pulled the glucose tracking feature out of its Health app for users in some countries where glucose is tracked in millimoles per liter (mmol/L) and not milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) […]
  • Another report that Microsoft will launch a health sensor-laden smartwatch

    Aditi Pai
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Microsoft is set to unveil a health-focused smartwatch within the next few weeks, which will be available in stores in time for the holiday shopping season, according to a report from Forbes. Reports of Microsoft’s rumored smartwatch first surfaced in July. At the time, publication Tom’s Hardware reported that the smartwatch would have 11 sensors and use chips from Texas Instruments […]
  • Dexcom Share, a smartphone-connected CGM charging cradle, gets FDA clearance

    Jonah Comstock
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Dexcom Share, a cradle device that will allow users to send data from a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor to multiple smartphones, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The system is designed to help parents and caregivers remotely track the glucose of a child, elderly parent, or spouse when the diabetes patient is at home […]
  • Netpulse acquires Club Apps to expand customer base

    Aditi Pai
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    San Francisco-based Netpulse, which offers fitness clubs software that connects fitness devices and apps to gym equipment, has acquired Atlanta, Georgia-based health club app maker, Club Apps for an undisclosed sum. As a part of the acquisition, Netpulse hired Club Apps President and Cofounder Kelly Sweeney as the company’s VP of Sales. Netpulse also hired the […]
  • How digital health can — and already does — help contain Ebola

    Jonah Comstock
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    Although relatively few cases have been reported outside West Africa, Ebola is both a top headline and a public health concern in the Western world, with eight confirmed cases in the United States. Even in the UK, Ebola was a topic of discussion at a recent TechCrunch Disrupt Conference panel on digital health. “I think […]
 
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • Easy 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip with Homemade Graham Crackers

    Brandi Koskie
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    This time of year I find any excuse I can to invite people over. Saturday afternoon football games, Friday night TGIF-ing, or just because, Autumn feels like the most inviting season of all. Halloween night, especially. Our patio always turns in to the must-be spot for family and friends. Everyone pitches in goodies for the [...]
  • Win a Week of BistroMD Meals on Us! It’s Weight Loss That Actually Tastes Great!

    Health Buzz
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    It’s one of the best and most popular meal delivery programs around; so good that we want you to try it for free! BistroMD delivers to you ready-to-eat meals with lean proteins and satisfying sides, all portion-controlled, nutritionally balanced, and very delicious! Win a 7-Day Meal Program from BistroMD 1. LIKE our Facebook page, and [...]
  • Kim Heinz Lost 60 Pounds – “I just got tired of feeling bad about myself.”

    Dani Stone
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Standing only 5 feet tall, Kim Heinz had always been thin and petite so when she stepped on the scale and saw the number 200 looming in her not-so-distant future, she knew that she and her husband needed to get their acts together. Now, Kim is 60 pounds lighter, her tall hubby is 90 pounds [...]
  • Breaking Bread: Drew Manning’s 4-Month Gluten-Free Diet Experiment to Bust the Hype

    Katie McGrath
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    You can’t swing your purse or raise your hand these days without hitting something or someone that is without the gluten. The gluten-free label has been stamped on as many products as possible and created a $4.2 billion industry almost over night. So what gives? Why all the hype? That’s what Fit2Fat2Fit Drew Manning, the [...]
  • The 9 Best Gilmore Girls Food Indulgences, or the Gastronomic Nightmare That is the Gilmore Girls’ Diet

    Elizabeth
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent the last 10 days or so in a Gilmore Girls-induced haze. Ever since the entire series was added to Netflix on October 1, I confess that I’ve been binge watching almost every night. Several things have stuck out to me while re-watching the series. I’ve marveled at the [...]
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    Medical Education Blog

  • Is the End of Lecturing, the End of Teaching?

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

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

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

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

    djb103
    10 Jan 2014 | 10:02 am
    The Problem Like women a year after childbirth who have fuzzy memories of the experience, preceptors don’t remember what it was like not to know X. Their fingers don’t remember the inability to tie knots and they are unable to list the steps in a procedure because it is performed automatically, both mentally and physically. Therefore guidelines seem too simplistic or obvious to experts. Even changes to guidelines are rapidly assimilated if they fit into the medical patterns that experts already have. Medical Students Don’t Have Patterns Medical students leave the university…
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    Turbulence Training

  • For Women that want to lose weight

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:58 am
    If you want to lose 5, 10, 15 pounds or more, read every word in this email.  Here's why... Everyone knows  most mainstream "diet" information is not only incorrect, but will actually make you fatter. Like it or not, the government and media dictate to us what is healthy and what isn't, yet their advice is often fraudulent, deceitful, and ultimately harmful to your health and fat loss goals.
  • Hike and Lift

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Went for a hike yesterday at Rattlesnake Point - near Toronto - with my friend and TT Client of the Year, J-Roc. The scenery reminds me of what I saw last fall when I was visiting Tuscany. It doesn't get much nicer than this in October. Today was much different...dreary and rainy, but deadlifty, too. :) The WorkoutWarmup of 200 squats and 200 pushups1A) Deadlift1B) Broad Jump2A) Bench Press 2B
  • 105 pullups

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Today was the most pullups I've ever done in a workout. It beat my record of 100 set just last week. The workout was powered by 3 teaspoons of cacao nibs and a banana taco. A banana taco is a banana and cashew butter in a coconut wrap (from http://JulianBakery.com).Somewhat like a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.Anyways...Today's bodyweight workout gave me: 430 reps105 pullups (
  • Grinding it out

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Weird day. I just didn't feel like hitting the gym, even after a day off. But I knew that if I could grind it out through a warm-up, that I would have a great session, and I did, even hitting a personal best max pushup set of 60.Total Bodyweight Reps: 550200 squats 200 pushups150 rowsAlso did barbell squats.Followed that up with a stranger than normal blender drink. I put red grapes in for
  • 100 Pullup Workout

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    This was my first Century Pullup workout, the first time I ever did 100 reps in a single workout. It was a massive hour long bodyweight workout with lots of circuits. It's best to move between lower body, pushing, and pulling exercises, as that gives each muscle group time to rest while the other works. If your goal is strength, take a rest (1-minute) at the end of the circuit. If your goal
 
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    Best Allergy Sites

  • Corn Syrup Substitutes

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

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

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

    Ruth LovettSmith
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you are dealing with a peanut allergy or a tree nut allergy, you may be wondering if skin care products containing peanut oil or nut oils are safe.
  • Serenity Foods: Gluten Free Allergy Friendly Mixes

    Ruth LovettSmith
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Serenity Foods is a gluten free and allergy friendly company that specializes in a variety of baking mixes.
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    Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

  • Figures Don't Lie But Liars Figure––Will There Be Some Obamacare Rate Shock in 2015?

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

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

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

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    Here unedited is what I posted on September 29, 2013: The Affordable Health Care Act's Launch On October 1st––So How Did it Go? Unavoidably, that will be the big question come Tuesday. But there will be much more to it than that. A 180-Day Open Enrollment––Not a One-Day Open Enrollment What happens on the first day, for good or bad, will constitute only a tiny percentage of the open
  • The "7.3 Million"

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    The administration finally released the Obamacare enrollment count this week. Like everything else about their scorekeeping we got a number. Just one number. A number that was conveniently better than we had expected. And, we got no real context for the number or any of the back-up information. I thought this quote in a Politico article was telling: The figure is complex to unravel. The number
 
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    InsureBlog

  • Blue Cross Wrist Slap

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Received this via email:"The ruling confirms last year's judgment by a federal court in Detroit, which found that BCBSM collected millions of dollars in hidden fees over a nearly 20-year period from the  employee health plan for Hi-Lex Controls, Inc. and Hi-Lex America, Inc."Over the years, we've blogged on the Blues' various legal travails more than once (most recently here). It's nice to see one that's actually "gone the distance," though.The case at hand actually took 3 years to wend its way to SCOTUS, but it's apparently not the last:"The Hi-Lex matter is the first of nearly fifty…
  • Have Faith (and Insurance)!

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    For the past 14 or so years, I've participated in a healing prayer group with some friends. We meet weekly and pray for the health of folks running the gamut from broken limbs to terminal illnesses. The one hard-and-fast rule we have is that the person for whom we're praying must know that we are praying for him (or her) and must have given us explicit permission to do so (there are exceptions, of course: someone in a coma is unlikely to meet those criteria for a while).That rule is because we believe that the key to our efforts is that we are connected to and with the folks on the list. To…
  • About Those Obamacare Subsidy Calculations ..........

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    If you are among the millions waiting on 2015 plans and wondering about your premium subsidy, worry no more. The folks at About have broken down the process into these simple steps. The premium assistance tax credit is lower of the following two amounts:The premiums for the second lowest cost silver plan minus an individual's required contribution for health insurance. A person's required contribution is household incomemultiplied by an applicable percentage.The premiums for a qualified health plan for the individual, the…
  • Double Whammy, ObamaTax-style

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    First the bad news:"ObamaCare shoppers in search of the lowest-cost plan may come down with a mild case of rate shock when 2015 exchange enrollment begins next month ... the cost of the cheapest bronze plan will jump an average of 13.9%"Remember when we were promised that we'd have 3000% rates decreases?Good times, good times.But wait, it gets better worse:Turns out, the folks who actually buy these plans can't afford to use them:"[E]ven among those who receive enough subsidy money from the rest of us to offset the high premiums, killer deductibles make their coverage much more expensive in…
  • Cancer Walk Thank You [Updated!]

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    So, the Making Strides Against Cancer walk took place this morning, and I'm happy to report that we all made it through the grueling 3.1 mile course. Thankfully, the rain held off until we'd finished (Yay!); some 10,000 people took part in ours.Our team finished a very respectable 21st out of 539 (top 4% - WooHoo!), and my terrific contributors donated $800 as of this morning. But don't feel left out: you can still donate here.Thank You!I'll post our team picture shortly.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
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    Health Business Blog

  • Trashing Charlie Baker on outsourcing –uncalled for

    dewe67
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Charlie Baker (R), candidate for Governor of Massachusetts The mud-slinging continues in the campaign for Governor of Massachusetts. This time Democrat Martha Coakley is attacking Republican Charlie Baker for outsourcing jobs when he was CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care back in 1999. This is on top of the previous accusations of “raising premiums, cutting coverage for seniors, and tripling his own salary to $1.7 million.” It’s an unfair attack. Baker should be praised instead. Harvard Pilgrim’s IT systems were a mess in the 90s. They couldn’t pay claims in an…
  • iPad EHR Drchrono gears up for HealthKit

    dewe67
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    Apple’s HealthKit and Drchrono’s OnPatient will work together Drchrono bills itself as the “original mobile EHR built for the iPad.” With that in mind, I decided to ask the company’s co-founder and COO, Daniel Kivatinos for his thoughts on Apple’s entry into the healthcare space with its new Health app and HealthKit development tool. Here are my questions and his replies: What is drchrono? How is it different and better than other EHRs? Drchrono was the first to develop a native EHR solution for the iPad and Google Glass. Our technology is disruptive in…
  • Health Wonk Review is up at Managed Care Matters

    dewe67
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    The latest edition of the Health Wonk Review blog carnival is posted at Managed Care Matters. As usual, host Joe Paduda does a great job synthesizing the best of the health wonkosphere.  
  • Ebola and the bigger patient safety issue

    dewe67
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Did somebody say #Ebola? A Texas hospital blames its electronic medical record for the release of an Ebola patient who was sent home from the ER with an antibiotic (useless for a viral infection) and later came back to the hospital and died. In Spain, the government is blaming a nurse for catching Ebola from a patient and defending how it handled the disinfection of the ambulance an Ebola patient rode in. Fact is, these sorts of screwups happen in hospitals every day. Individual cases are being reported now because they’re Ebola-related and therefore newsworthy. I’m hopeful that…
  • Falchuk, McCormick should be in the debate

    dewe67
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Gubernatorial candidates Evan Falchuk and Jeff McCormick have been uninvited from the televised October 27 debate in Worcester. This despite the fact that Falchuk, and to a lesser extent McCormick, have been outperforming the Republican and Democratic candidates in recent debates and forums. I’ve written to the organizers of the debates to share my views: James Normandin, Publisher of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette:  (508) 793-9111 or james.normandin@telegram.com Mary Plansky, Managing Editor at NECN:  (617) 630-5000 (press “0” for operator) or mplansky@necn.com…
 
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    The Population Health Blog

  • Health Worker Nonchalance About Ebola?

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

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

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

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

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The Population Health Blog isn't sure why its Twitter account was targeted by the Dos Equis ads about the exploits of "the world's most interesting man." Tweets on how "His grandmother uses his family recipes!" and "Fish fight for his bait!" tempted the PHB succumb to Twitter followership.Which naturally prompted the debonair PHB to ponder the exploits of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). To wit:The White House wants to throw the bus under the PCMH.Health insurers like it when the PCMH loses money.The PCMH sues malpractice attorneys.Ezekiel Emanuel wants be enrolled in a PCMH…
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    e-CareManagement blog

  • What Types of Business Models are Commanding the Highest Valuations? Implications for Healthcare? [Snippet]

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

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

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

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

  • Colorado’s Senate Candidates Mark Udall and Cory Gardner on Contraceptives

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

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

    Louise
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Connect for Health Colorado has been one of the most successful exchanges in the country during the first year of operation.  The exchange had enrolled nearly 146,000 people in private plans as of the end of August, and Colorado’s uninsured rate dropped by six percentage points from the end of 2013 to mid-2014. But despite […] The post Connect for Health Colorado getting more user-friendly appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Connect for Health Colorado Updates On…
  • Weekend reading from some great health wonks

    Louise
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    Have you scrolled through the latest Health Wonk Review yet?  Billy Wynne hosted this week over at Healthcare Lighthouse, and his “Thank God It’s Recess” edition is excellent. A few articles were particularly interesting to me.  At the National Center for Policy Analysis, John R. Graham wrote about how the second open enrollment is going […] The post Weekend reading from some great health wonks appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Summer Reading…
  • Average rates only increasing 0.71% in the Colorado individual market for 2015

    Louise
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The Colorado Division of Insurance released 2015 health insurance rates this morning, and things are looking pretty good.  The average increase across all carriers in the individual market is less than one percent:  0.71% to be exact.  We’ve been in the health insurance industry since 2002, and we’ve certainly never seen an average even close […] The post Average rates only increasing 0.71% in the Colorado individual market for 2015 appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
 
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    Healthcare Economist

  • The cost of Informal Elder Care

    Jason Shafrin
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Many adults spend significant time caring for sick, elderly parents.  What is the cost of providing this informal care?  Would it be better to have family members outsource the care to formal caregivers? A paper by Chari, Engberg, Ray and Mehrotra (2014) attempt to answer this question.  They use data from the  American Time Use Survey (ATUS), a time motion survey that tracks how individuals spend their day.  The opportunity cost of care is calculated s the product of the time spent providing care for an elderly parent and their wage.  For non-working adults, wages are imputed based…
  • Do travel bans work?

    Jason Shafrin
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:12 pm
    According to Vox, the answer is ‘no’.  The reason isn’t because travel bans don’t work in theory; it is because in practice travel bans  are never perfectly enforceable and thus may cause more harm than they help. But there’s a very clear problem with using a travel ban to stop Ebola: it renders useless the two best methods we have for stopping Ebola. Determined people will find ways to cross borders anyway, and if they don’t go through airports or they lie about where they came from, health officials can’t track their movements. The article uses…
  • Friday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:49 pm
    The new complex patient. Egg futures. Price transparency. NHS on strike. The HMO backlash. Ebola and airline stock prices. End of the war on drugs?
  • Cancer Care Myths

    Jason Shafrin
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Below are excerpts from a recent Health Affairs paper by Goldman and Philipson (2014): Myth #1: The War on Cancer has been a failure.  Survival rates for all cancers increased by almost four years during the period 19882000. Myth 2: Detection, Not Treatment, Accounts For Most Of The Survival Gains.  During 19882000 almost 80 percent of the aforementioned survival gains were attributable to improvements in treatment, with the remaining 20 percent attributable to better detection. Myth 3: Treatment Costs Are Unsustainable. …the focus should be on the price of health, not the price of…
  • CoR #219

    Jason Shafrin
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    Russell Hutchinson hosts the latest edition of the Cavalcade of Risk.  You can find a terrific collection of risk-related posts including topics such as how to measure nurse value added, worker’s comp premiums, and the commercialization of drones. I would like to call out in particular Hank Stern’s article examining whether or not your health insurance plan will cover Ebola-related expenses.
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    Workers Comp Insider

  • Cavalcade of Risk #219

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

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

    Julie Ferguson
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Joe Paduda has posted this week's Health Wonk Review at Managed Care Matters. In keeping with the overall mission of HWR, he says that there's "lots of health policy stuff, all right here!" While at Joe's blog, also check out his post on drug formularies . He makes the case that despite progress that payers and PBMs have made in...
  • Cavalcade of Risk #218

    Julie Ferguson
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    David Williams hosts this weeks Cavalcade of Risk #218 at Health Business Blog - check it out!...
  • OSHA Update: New reporting requirements, top violations & more

    Julie Ferguson
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    OSHA Expands Mandatory Reporting Requirements to Encompass Individual Employee Hospitalizations, Amputations, and Eye Loss Jason Markel, Hodgson Russ LLP: "On September 11, 2014, OSHA adopted a final rule that significantly broadens the mandatory reporting requirements, resulting in an amended Section 1904.39 that becomes effective on January 1, 2015. The amended regulation will require employers not only to report deaths within...
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    Health Beat by Maggie Mahar

  • Classic Children’s Books Banned By Schools and Libraries In America (via Buzzfeed)

    Maggie Mahar
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Winnie the Pooh was banned because “talking animals are an insult to God.” Diary of Anne Frank banned because it was considered “too depressing.” The Wizard of Oz” banned by all public libraries in Chicago because of its “ungodly influence” for “depicting women in strong leadership roles.” Think about that last one. See the entire list.
  • 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…
 
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    Health Care Renewal

  • Judy Faulkner and EPIC, Show us your EHR screens

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

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:02 pm
    You can guess my opinion on the answer.Introduction News and opinions about Ebola virus are swirling around the US, fueled by a tragic epidemic in West Africa, and fears that more infections could appear here.  On October 6, 2014, I posted my concerns that despite a tremendous amount of confidence expressed by government officials and health care leaders, our dysfunctional health care system might have trouble containing Ebola virus.  Less than two weeks later, my concerns do not seem so extreme.  The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola virus in the US has died.  Two…
  • If we had a widespread outbreak of virulent, drug-resistant Bubonic Plague in another country, would we ban travel from that country to ours?

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Bubonic plague is known to have killed massive numbers of people in the 6th century and after (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubonic_plague).... The first recorded epidemic ravaged the Byzantine Empire during the sixth century, and was named the Plague of Justinian after emperor Justinian I, who was infected but survived through extensive treatment.The epidemic is estimated to have killed approximately 50 million people in the Roman Empire alone. Of course, epidemiology was not understood then - or even the nature of infectious disease.  ... Bubonic plague is an infection of the lymphatic…
  • The Mystery of the Discharged Ebola Patient - Where is Sherlock Holmes When We Need Him?

    9 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    As discussion, if not outright panic, about Ebola infections increases in the US, it is still hard to figure out what heath care professionals and the health care system need to do to protect patients and the public in a very changed world.One pressing question is how to identify people at risk of having the infection so as to best care for them, and to protect the public from further spread of the infection, without swamping the health care system, needlessly reducing civil liberties, or spreading further panic. To better answer question, better understanding why the first patient who was…
  • Speculation about EHR role in Texas Ebola debacle vs. real evidence - will it take a lawsuit to know what's real? Probably.

    7 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    In the past several days the media has been abuzz with stories about the admission, then the following retraction, by a Texas hospital that and EMR "flaw" had caused a man who had been in West Africa and was infected with the Ebola virus to be sent home, instead of admitted and put into isolation.I wrote about these matters at my Oct. 2, 2014 post "Did Electronic Medical Record-mediated problems contribute to or cause the current Dallas Ebola scare?" (http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2014/10/did-electronic-medical-record-mediated.html) and the followup October 4, 2014 post "Dallas Hospital…
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    Free Healthcare Magazines and Downloads from alltop.tradepub.com

  • The FDA are Taking Cybersecurity in Medical Devices Seriously and So Should You

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Medical devices are undergoing a technical transformation in terms of software, interconnectivity and interoperability. This increase of function comes with an increase in risk from cybersecurity threats which puts not only the patients with medical devices potentially at risk, but has wider implications for connected digital infrastructure too. The safety, security and privacy of patients must be protected and the providers of software for medical devices must work with regulators and the wider industry to ensure this.Request Free!
  • Improve Your Company's Bottom Line with Better Data

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Today, the healthcare industry has access to more data than ever before. More trading partner data leads to a greater chance of having duplicate company names and out-of-date locations. This can complicate anything from contracts to rebates.Join our 30-minute webinar on October 21 at 3:00 PM (ET) to learn how GS1 US can help you solve this problem and improve your company's supply chain activities. The webinar will focus on the basics of standard location identification using the GS1 System of Standards. Plus, you'll have the chance to ask questions.GS1 US is the company that pioneered the…
  • The Essentials of Healthcare IT

    13 Oct 2014 | 11:50 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 New Prescription for PrivacyThe Adobe EchoSign Advantage for HealthcareHIPAA Compliance, PHI and BYODTop 5 Ways to Improve Protection from Advanced ThreatsRequest Free!
  • Best Practice Guide for Implementing GLN in Trace, Chargeback & Rebate Processes

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Healthcare distributors and manufacturers rely on trading partner account information to trace sales and to apply rebates and chargebacks. Learn how standard account numbers, using the GS1 Global Location Number (GLN) and GLN Registry™, can drive cost-saving process improvements for you and your customers in our new Best Practice Guide for Implementing GLN in Trace, Chargeback & Rebate Processes. You'll also learn how the GLN Registry:Provides standardized, accurate, up-to-date location information directly from the sourceEliminates the need for customized identification of…
  • The Adobe EchoSign Advantage for Healthcare

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    As healthcare institutions face rising operational costs, more demanding compliance and security requirements, and more exacting demands from patients, they are realizing that implementing e-signature solutions can deliver a critical competitive advantage.Request Free!
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    DermTV

  • The Progressive Peel

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

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

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

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

  • Top 5 Health Concerns for 30-40 Year Olds

    Barbara Hales, M.D.
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Generally speaking, when you’re in your 30s-40s your body is in good health. It’s important during these years to keep up with a healthy routine, including regular doctor’s appointments, to stay on top of any health issues that may arise. Below are the top 5 health concerns that you should be aware of if you’re […]
  • 11 Qualifying Events for Health Insurance Changes (After Open Enrollment)

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Open enrollment is the time each year consumers typically change their health benefits. But life, itself, happens outside of a 2-3 week window. Several events – both those that are anticipated and those that aren’t – can qualify you for a “change in life” status that allows you to change your health insurance. Note that […]
  • Health Guide for 30-40 Year Olds

    Barbara Hales, M.D.
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Health screenings or tests find diseases before symptoms appear and enable treatment before the condition gets out of hand. This is why it is so important for checkups and preventative care. The following health guide is geared especially for those aged 30-40. The guidelines are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force but can […]
  • Affordable Care Act- One Year Later

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Fact: Forty-eight million Americans had no healthcare insurance at the end of 2012. One year after the Affordable Care Act was put in place, we need to ask whether the law is living up to it’s promise of providing better access to affordable care. So where are we now? Is medical care more affordable, as well as accessible? […]
  • An Illustrated Guide to Your Health Insurance Bill

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Health insurance bills have never been known for their ease or brevity. And at a time when deductibles are soaring and consumers face more out-of-pocket costs, it’s important to know your financial liability. Vitals illustrated an example of the financial responsibility one faces for a procedure to make sense of how your health insurance bill […]
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    The Search Principle: views are my own

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • EMRs And The Dangers Of Digital Dependency And Drop-Down Medicine

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

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

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

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

  • TriVascular CustomSeal for Ovation AAA Stent Grafts FDA Approved (VIDEO)

    Editors
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    TriVascular Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA) won FDA approval for the CustomSeal Technology that’s used in placing the company’s Ovation stent grafts to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The special polymer O-ring on the neck of the stent sits within the aorta, but does not apply continuous pressure against the vessel’s walls to maintain a leak-proof seal. In order to achieve this, after the delivery of the main part of the stent the O-ring is filled with a polymer to match the patient’s aorta. Once cured, a process that’s now 30% faster that’s to the…
  • Dexcom SHARE Helps Caretakers Watch Relatives’ Glucose Levels (VIDEO)

    Editors
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    While diabetics usually take their own blood glucose readings, they are not the only ones to worry about the results. Parents of diabetic kids and adult children of diabetic parents often want to keep an eye on their relatives without having to bother them every time a reading is taken. Dexcom received FDA approval to introduce its SHARE device that connects with the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitor and uploads the data for easy sharing with a select group of people. Folks wishing to check the latest readings of their family members can simply launch an iOS companion app that…
  • No More Reading Glasses: KAMRA Vision Implants Treat Presbyopia

    Editors
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Person wearing KAMRA Vision implants. Presbyopia, the inability to see things up close, affects large portions of the population as we grow older. Most people with the condition end up using reading glasses, putting them on and off as necessary, while some people keep them on throughout the day and end up looking like that English teacher from your childhood that would read famous poems in front of the class. Soon there may be a new options for Americans that would rather avoid glasses all together. The KAMRA Vision corneal inlay device has a camera-like aperture that automatically adjusts…
  • DANA Brain Health Testing App Cleared by FDA

    Editors
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    AnthroTronix (Silver Spring, MD) received FDA clearance to bring to market its DANA software suite for assessing reaction times in patients suspected of suffered traumatic brain injury or other condition that may have an impact on neurocognitive function. The software runs as an app on Android and iOS devices, which are given to patients to perform a number of routines. A trained clinician reviews the results once the patient completes the tests, which can be used to decide on a further course of action. Previously, the software within the apps, which was developed thanks to funding from the…
  • Codman Neuro’s New SPETZLER MALIS Dual Irrigating Disposable Forceps

    Editors
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Codman Neuro, a part of DePuy Synthes, itself a Johnson & Johnson firm, has unveiled the SPETZLER MALIS Dual Irrigating Disposable Non-Stick Bipolar Forceps. These are the first disposable dual-irrigated forceps specifically designed for use in neurosurgery. There’s a fluid channel within each of the forceps’ fingers that helps improve irrigation coverage and aids in keep the working area clear and easily accessible during electrosurgery. Additionally, the coating of the new forceps is the same as that found on SPETZLER MALIS Disposable Bipolar Forceps that prevents…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Multi-dose flu shot has only 25 mcg of mercury - most commercial fish contain 23 mcg of mercury per 8 ounces of fish

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    Multi-dose flu shot has only 25 mcg of mercury - most commercial fish contain 23 mcg of mercury per 8 ounces of fish http://buff.ly/11CTRPwAre multi-dose vials less expensive?Economics are a bit complicated due to wastage with multiple vials:Single versus multi-dose vaccine vials: an economic computational modelhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20566395Most of the Western world, apart from the US, has moved on to single vials:http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/733986Whenever possible, CDC recommends that single-use vials be used and that multi-dose vials of medication be assigned to a…
  • How to Pick the Right Bedtime - select a wake up time, count back 7 hours and add 10 minutes to fall asleep

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Given the importance of a good night's sleep, how do you pick the best possible bedtime? WSJ's Heidi Mitchell and Stanford University's Dr. Rafael Pelayo discuss with Tanya Rivero.Related:What Makes A Great Bedtime? | Craig Canapari, MD http://bit.ly/1vstZzJShift workers and people who get jet lag may gain weight because they dusturb their "inside garden" (gut microbes) buff.ly/1vzaXci Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • The top 50 science stars of Twitter according to AAAS/Science. What does it mean?

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:42 pm
    It's nice to be on the list of The top 50 science stars of Twitter according to AAAS/Science. However, the list is based on somewhat arbitrary criteria and is meant to provoke discussion rather than to be taken seriously. What is valuable, however, are some of the quotes by scientists interviewed for the story. A selection of the quotes is posted below. The skeptic view on TwitterFact of life: Most high-performing scientists have not embraced Twitter. Why? "Highest ranking chemist considers Twitter a waste of time that he’d much prefer spending on reading, writing papers".Twitter proponents…
  • 65-yo patient received a standard-dose flu shot already this season. Should she get the high-dose shot too? Or get a second regular flu shot?

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    A 65-yo female patient received a standard-dose flu shot already this season. Should he get the high-dose shot too? Or try to get a second regular flu shot?The simple answer is no. The patients should consider herself immunized. Studies show that getting a delayed second dose doesn't necessarily increase antibody response, and there's some concern that it might actually have a negative effect on the immunity. If you've already had the regular seasonal dose, wait until next year for another dose.Image of the H1N1 Influenza Virus, CDC.From CDC's Immunize.org website:Sometimes patients age 65…
  • Why eating insects makes sense: same protein, less fat than beef, better for the planet (Economist video)

    14 Oct 2014 | 7:44 pm
    From The Economist: "An unusual way to boost the food supply and feed people sustainably: by eating less meat, and more insects.About 2 billion people already eat bugs. Mexicans enjoy chili-toasted grasshoppers. Thais tuck into cricket stir-fries and Ghanians snack on termites. Insects are slowly creeping onto Western menus as novelty items, but most people remain squeamish. Yet there are three reasons why eating insects makes sense.First, they are healthier than meat. There are nearly 2,000 kinds of edible insects, many of them packed with protein, calcium, fibre, iron and zinc. A small…
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  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:59 am
    Working as a speaker and consultant with medical technology, pharmaceutical and web companies; as well as universities and governments worldwide, my mission as The Medical Futurist is to make sure... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Practical Guide to the Future of Medicine

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    I wrote a book “The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology AND The Human Touch” to prepare everyone for the coming waves of change, to be a guide for the future of medicine that anyone can use.... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Augmented Reality Mirror in Telemedicine

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    A great article was published about how augmented reality mirrors will take telepresence to a new level. They have invented a system that utilizes a camera and a flat panel display that will provide... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Philips to Enroll Hereismydata™ Worldwide

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    My mentor and good friend, Lucien Engelen, Director of the Radboud REshape Innovation Center did it again! He transformed a great idea that can save a lot of lives globally into an actual product or... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • IBM Watson Takes Next Step

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Last week, I wrote about how stakeholders of medicine could and should prepare for IBM Watson’s use in medical decision making to get the most out of it. I highlighted the importance of... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
 
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • Enrolling College Students In Health Insurance: Lessons From California (Part 1)

    Walter Zelman
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Editor’s note: As we approach the beginning of the second open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, Walter Zelman describes an effort he led during last year’s initial open enrollment period to enroll students in the California State University (CSU) system in coverage. Part 1 below provides background on the CSU system and the enrollment effort, the CSU Health Insurance Education Project, as well as a discussion of what worked well. Part 2, which will appear tomorrow, addresses what worked less well, as well as project results, lessons and policy implications, and…
  • Thomas Frieden And The U.S. Ebola Response

    J. Stephen Morrison
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    On Friday, October 17, the White House named Ron Klain the new Ebola czar. This move followed a storm of criticism in the media, on Capitol Hill, and elsewhere. The criticism focused on the multiple mistakes made by the U.S. agencies and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas in the weeks since Thomas Eric Duncan, infected with Ebola, arrived in the United States on September 19. Duncan set off a disturbing train of events that included secondary infections of two nurses, Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, along with the lingering threat of additional infections. That threat widened rapidly…
  • Will Employers Favor Private Exchanges Over Coverage Sponsorship?

    Brian Klepper
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Over the past couple years, health care exchanges probably have consumed more of corporate benefits managers’ time and psychic energy than any other topic. An outstanding question is whether the rank and file of American businesses will drop the hassle that employer-sponsored coverage represents, or default to private exchanges. Private exchange offerings typically move employees from their companies’ previous self-funded health plans to fully-insured individual arrangements, purporting to offer more flexibility and choice that can adapt to the wide-ranging needs of employees and…
  • Teaching Health Centers: An Attainable, Near-Term Pathway To Expand Graduate Medical Education

    Richard Rieselbach, Paul Rockey, Thomas Nasca, Kathleen Klink, Robert Phillips, Malcolm Cox, David Sundwall, John Frohna, and Katherine Neuhausen
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    Stakeholders in Graduate Medical Education (GME) and members of Congress eagerly anticipated the long delayed but recently released Institute of Medicine (IOM) GME report. While perceptively characterizing the defects in our GME system, recommendations of the report generated substantial controversy among participants at a recent GME forum hosted by Health Affairs. The IOM proposed limited and gradual changes in Medicare GME financing, but the lack of support for GME expansion was not well received by some. At present there are multiple legislative GME proposals, but none has gained broad…
  • Health Policy Brief: The Ninety-Day Grace Period

    Tracy Gnadinger
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    A new Health Policy Brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) examines the ninety-day grace period, a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Of the eight million people who enrolled in the insurance Marketplaces between October 2013 and March 2014, 85 percent received an advance premium tax credit. This provision allows a three-month grace period for nonpayment of insurance premiums for this group of consumers–and this group only–if they have previously paid at least one month’s full premium in that benefit year. This grace period allows…
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  • When treating neo-Nazis, should physicians have a choice?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/alberto-hazan" rel="tag">Alberto Hazan, MD</a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    What I found most disturbing about the man’s arm was not the deep, stellate laceration on the underside of his biceps. It was the swastika tattoo next to it. “Sir,” I said, “we’ll have you fixed up in no time. I’m going to numb up the wound, irrigate it, then repair the laceration with sutures and send you home on antibiotics and pain medication. The nurse will update your tetanus shot. But before I start, I need to point out that I find your tattoo offensive.” Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media…
  • Why hysterectomy for many endometrial hyperplasias is often overkill

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/roger-reichert" rel="tag">Roger Reichert, MD, PhD</a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    A recent case that I saw in consultation at the patient’s request highlights the pervasive problem of overdiagnosis and overtreatment of endometrial hyperplasia. This 46-year-old woman was diagnosed with simple hyperplasia without atypia within an excised endometrial polyp, for which both her gynecologist and pathologist recommended hysterectomy. The basis for this recommendation was a perceived increased risk of endometrial cancer, either currently lurking within her uterus or to be developed in the future, even though the cancer risk for this lesion has never been shown to be above the 2…
  • Quantified health and the great digital divide

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kevin-r-stone" rel="tag">Kevin R. Stone, MD</a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Go into any hospital today and notice that between every great nurse and patient sits a computer terminal. The quantified health movement has created the great digital divide, between the patient and everyone else. The nurse of old used to actually touch the patient. No more. Now, they wheel in a computer console, sit down and record the digital output of the wired up patient, every vital sign, every drug order or scheduled procedure. It’s the same with doctors’ rounds. Groups of doctors place a mobile computer between themselves and the patient and stand around talking about the…
  • Top stories in health and medicine, October 21, 2014

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/medpage-today" rel="tag">MedPage Today</a>
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    From MedPage Today: Study Links Enterovirus in Kids to T1D. Enterovirus infection may be tied to the development of type 1 diabetes. LVAD Patient Education Misses the Mark. Patient information on left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) is biased in favor of the device, and is suboptimal for helping people determine their pros and cons. Microbiome May Link Jet Lag to Obesity, Disease. Gut microbes have circadian rhythms controlled by the biological clock of the host, and disruption of this microbial arrangement could lead to obesity and metabolic disease. Ebola and Dialysis: Lessons Learned.
  • What I love about being an anesthesiologist

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/edward-r-mariano" rel="tag">Edward R. Mariano, MD</a>
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    I wear a lot of hats in my job.  Though I’m a physician who specializes in the practice of anesthesiology, I don’t spend all day every day at the head of an operating room table. Many days I spend in an administrative leadership role or conducting research studies.  These functions support the best interests of my patients as well as the science and practice of anesthesiology.  On my clinical days that I spend in hands-on patient care, I provide anesthesia for patients who undergo surgery and other invasive procedures.  I also treat acute pain as a consultant.  Some of my colleagues…
 
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    James Clear

  • Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

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

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

    James Clear
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:52 pm
    It was my first year of graduate school and my professor was standing at the front of the room. He was telling our class about a mistake he made years before. About a decade earlier, my professor had been one of the senior executives at Sears, Roebuck & Company, the large department store chain. They were in the middle of a massive national campaign and preparing for a major brand launch. My professor was leading the operation. For almost two months prior to the launch day, he was flying all over the country to strike up buzz with major partners and media companies. While criss-crossing…
  • Threshold Theory: How Smart Do You Have to Be to Succeed?

    James Clear
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:34 pm
    How smart do you have to be to succeed? What about to become a creative genius? Did Picasso and Mozart use superhuman intelligence to create their masterpieces? And similarly… How intelligent do you need to be to become a successful entrepreneur? How good does your training program need to be to become an elite athlete? How perfect does your weight loss program need to be to burn fat? These are questions that we don’t often ask ourselves, but they are built into our beliefs and actions about many phases of life. We often think that the reason we aren’t succeeding is because…
  • “Email is Where Keystrokes Go to Die.”

    James Clear
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Scott Hanselman, a Microsoft employee and productivity expert, was speaking about effectiveness on stage. And he was ready to make a simple, but important point. “Email is where keystrokes go to die,” he said. “You have a finite number of keystrokes left in your hands before you die.” [1, 2] His point was clear: Every keystroke you type is one stroke closer to your last. And because every keystroke counts the same, why spend so many of those keystrokes answering emails that 1 person will read and then never look at again, when you could be using those same keystrokes…
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    Dr. Wes

  • Reviewing The Regulators

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

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

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

    DrWes
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Oh, the wonders of Apple's iOS8!  Now there's no excuse for slow room turnovers: Yeah, I can see all kinds of applications for time lapse photography, especially when it comes to improving my productivity... -Wes
  • Case Study: What They Don't Teach You in EP Fellowship

    DrWes
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:07 am
    These days, pacemakers and defibrillators are often interrogated via a home-monitoring system that uploads information contained in the implanted cardiac devices automatically to a central server so it can be accessed by physicians remotely.  This feature was added to most defibrillators after the rash of recalls struck the industry in 2005-6.  Not only can the information be uploaded electively
 
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    Summer Tomato

  • The Easiest Way to Make Spectacular Gluten-Free Bread at Home

    Darya Rose
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Gluten-Free Girl’s baguettes I’m currently in the air at 35,00 feet flying from Austin to Detroit. I had the honor this past weekend to speak about how to Eat Clean at the Prevention R3 Summit, and am on my way to speak at Brand Camp 2014. It’s difficult not to be inspired by all the brilliant people in these two worlds––health and tech––putting all their energy and talents into making the planet a better place to live. In the health world we are already lightyears ahead of where we were when I was growing up. Instead of talking about fat, calories and carbs, this…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week how to preserve your aging brain, vegetables are the new bacon, and how to stay motivated to achieve your goals. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect…
  • Foodist Approved: Curried Roasted Roots with Chickpeas

    Elyse Kopecky
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    curried roasted roots with chickpeas Roasting vegetables is one of those magical techniques that require very little work to bring out the best of flavors. This time of year just about any hearty vegetable you find at the farmers market, from comforting roots to delectable squash, will shine brighter with a little roasting love. Line a tray with parchment paper, pile onto it colorful chopped vegetables, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle on your favorite seasonings including a generous toss of salt, let your oven work its magic and you’ve got a culinary masterpiece in the works. In this…
  • A Tale of Two Parents: A Personal Story

    Darya Rose
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dad, Mom and Baby If she were alive, my mom would have turned 62 years old this week. No matter how hard I try I can’t picture her looking older, and not just because it’s been 10 years since I’ve seen her. Even on her 52nd birthday she hardly had a wrinkle on her face, nor did I ever see her with a single gray hair. She spent hours in the gym each week, had legs most 30-year olds would kill for, and felt perfectly at home in spandex and bikinis––the smaller the better. She loved organic vegetables, avoided the drive-thru and always took her multivitamins. Although my…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. Before we move on to this week’s wisdom I want to share a few live events I’ll be speaking at over the next few weeks: PREVENTION R3 SUMMIT, Oct 17-18 I’m thrilled to be coming to Austin, TX to speak at the Prevention R3 Summit on Oct 17-18. It will be a star-studded affair including an exclusive screening of the documentary, Resistance. If you’d like to attend, please use the code R3SPKR for $10 off your ticket. BRAND CAMP SUMMIT, Oct 21 On Oct 21 I’ll be…
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    Daily Health Bulletin

  • Detect Signs Of Nutrient Deficiency

    support
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Our bodies are amazing… they can sometimes tell us when something’s wrong before a doctor can confirm it with tests. If you start to see a change in your own body… in your hair, your nails, your skin or even your energy level… this could be a signal from your body that a vital nutrient is missing from your diet. Some of the signs your body might give you… Unhealthy looking nails Healthy strong nails are a sign of good overall health and strong immunity. What you don’t want to see on nail surfaces are white spots (injury), raised ridges, an inward curve or…
  • The News About The Gut Brain Connection

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    20 Oct 2014 | 2:01 am
    It’s a fascinating concept… the trillions of tiny microorganisms in our own digestive tract may be sending signals to the brain that influence how we think and behave. Interesting too that close to 70% of our immune cells also reside in our digestive tract and are constantly circulating through the body. Science has moved = from studying pathogenic bacteria (the kind that make us sick) to working to understand more about the beneficial organisms that are naturally part of our body. The gut/brain connection is a compelling new area of study where experts have come to recognize that…
  • Bad News For The Instant Noodles Lovers

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    17 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    They’re affordable, tasty and easy to make… but eating lots of instant noodles can also bring some serious consequences to your health. In fact, a new study appearing in The Journal of Nutrition finds that eating lots of instant noodles may up the risk of a condition known as cardiometabolic syndrome that can lead to stroke, heart disease or diabetes. Asian populations eat lots of instant noodles, so a Baylor University team relied on diet information taken from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey IV (2007-2009) on 11,000 subjects ranging in age from 19 to…
  • Prediabetes Ups Cancer Risk By 15%

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    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Cancer is a terrible, life altering, vicious disease, one you’d like to avoid if you can. Now there’s a new meta-analysis including 16 research studies (with nearly 900,000 subjects) that finds prediabetes may up the risk of being diagnosed with cancer by a startling 15%. Prior to this study the link between cancer risk and prediabetes was controversial; to address this the team conducted a rigorous meta analysis using studies from Asia, the US, Europe and even Africa. The current work appears in Diabetologia and finds that no matter which definition of prediabetes used, –…
  • More Positive Research On Caffeine And Alzheimer’s

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    15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Finally, caffeine gets some good press. A team of French and German scientists have found that caffeine has a positive effect on tau deposits, a well known sign of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain, publishing their work just recently in the journal Neurobiology of Aging. It appears that giving regular doses of caffeine to mice bred to have tau proteins in their brains held off memory decline when compared to control mice. Such findings may well pave the way for a new class of medications to treat (or perhaps prevent) Alzheimer’s disease. The two universally recognized physical…
 
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • How do Sherpaa doctors practice medicine?

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

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

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

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:59 am
    Working as a speaker and consultant with medical technology, pharmaceutical and web companies; as well as universities and governments worldwide, my mission as The Medical Futurist is to make sure the advances of technology lead to a better healthcare for everyone! I publish a daily newsletter about the future of medicine, manage a popular Facebook page about the future and share related news almost every hour on Twitter. Here is my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine: I’m also the author of Social Media in Clinical Practice handbook; and the founder of Webicina.com,…
  • The Practical Guide to the Future of Medicine

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    I wrote a book “The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology AND The Human Touch” to prepare everyone for the coming waves of change, to be a guide for the future of medicine that anyone can use. It describes 22 trends and technologies that I think will shape the future. Read about the real examples and practical stories related to why these are leading the waves of change in my Linkedin post.
  • Augmented Reality Mirror in Telemedicine

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    A great article was published about how augmented reality mirrors will take telepresence to a new level. They have invented a system that utilizes a camera and a flat panel display that will provide you an experience of looking at the mirror. The system utilizes technologies like augmented reality and adaptive image transformation for implementing this. When the image stream from the camera is displayed on the screen, it appears to mimic a reflection in a mirror, rather than a recorded video stream. The opportunities it could provide in medicine are imminent: A doctor can use this mirror for…
  • Philips to Enroll Hereismydata™ Worldwide

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    My mentor and good friend, Lucien Engelen, Director of the Radboud REshape Innovation Center did it again! He transformed a great idea that can save a lot of lives globally into an actual product or service. Today, he announced that Philips will start enrolling Hereismydata worldwide in front of 140.000 people at the 3rd biggest IT event of the world, “Dreamforce” of Salesforce.com. We at Hereismydata™ are creating a one-stop-and-go place to store your data. Secure, robust and you in control. Connecting apps and devices, creating clinical modules like the COPD module with Philips, and…
  • IBM Watson Takes Next Step

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Last week, I wrote about how stakeholders of medicine could and should prepare for IBM Watson’s use in medical decision making to get the most out of it. I highlighted the importance of investing in natural language processing. And what do they announce this week? First a global expansion and then that they create a natural language question answering system. Cognition is in virtually everything that humans do, such as language understanding, perception, judgment, motor skills, learning, spatial processing and social behavior. Increasingly, we expect the machines that we use to exhibit…
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    Low Calorie Diet

  • Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strips

    Tory McBroom
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Chicken is one of the best foods you can put in your body!  It’s a great fat burning food, is low in calories and is high in protein which helps you feel fuller longer. It’s also boring. Which is why it’s nice to have many different chicken recipes on hand to fight food boredom. This Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strip recipe is very easy to prepare and tastes great. Plus, the parmesan crust makes a healthy base breading if you wanted to throw together spicy or bbq chicken strips. 5.0 from 1 reviews Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strips   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 45…
  • Calorie Restriction – Benefits Of Restricting Calories (And Dangers)

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

    Tory McBroom
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    I’ve been searching for some healthy recipes to replace some of the store bought, prepackaged granola bars, protein bars and other bars that we buy every week. Not only to save money, but to get away from a lot of the preservatives, gmo’s, and the huge list of unidentifiable ingredients found in store bought bars. So, after a little testing, I found a delicious oatmeal bar that’s high in protein and only has 4-5 ingredients! And unlike most sugar-laden granola bars, these only have 21 grams of carbs with 10 grams of filling protein – all packed into a 130 calorie bar!
  • 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.   Low Calorie Chocolate Muffins   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 35 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 8 muffins Ingredients 2 scoops Chocolate protein powder 1 packet Instant oatmeal 2 tablespoons Cocoa powder 1…
  • 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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  • Who has been your biggest business influence and why? (part 1) (FLS 23)

    Anne Samoilov
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
     Share on TumblrToday I answer the question – who has been your biggest business influence and why? There’s more than one answer to this question, so I decided to do a multi-part series featuring the people and also doing a bit of a throw back Thursday. These are interviews from the archives. They are super relevant to anyone just starting out…because the common thread is…we all start somewhere. The first person I’m featuring is Amy Porterfield. Amy and I met¦ Read More » The post Who has been your biggest business influence and why? (part 1) (FLS 23) appeared…
  • 7 Launch Phases You Can Take Action On Way Before The Launch (FLS 022)

    Anne Samoilov
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
     Share on TumblrKnowing what to do before the launch is not the same as actually DOING what you need to do. That’s why this week – I’m doing things a little different and since I did a pretty meaty webinar a few weeks ago, I thought I’d edit it up for you and serve the best parts as a podcast. Here’s what you’ll learn: The one area where you’re wasting the most time and that could be the cause of¦ Read More » The post 7 Launch Phases You Can Take Action On Way Before The Launch (FLS 022) appeared first on .
  • Why Change Is Good + How I’m Changing the Fearless Launching Show (FLS 021)

    Anne Samoilov
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
     Share on Tumblr Today’s episode of the Fearless Launching show talks about change and why change is good especially when it gets you back to your initial intention for doing something. The change for me is going to be a simple tweak and commitment to a project (probably the only one right now) that brings me a HUGE TON OF JOY. I’ll keep this short and sweet, so you can get right to the podcast today…in fact, if you’re in¦ Read More » The post Why Change Is Good + How I’m Changing the Fearless Launching Show (FLS 021) appeared first on .
  • How Building Community Can Jumpstart Your Business with Racheal Cook from The Yogipreneur. (FLS 020)

    Anne Samoilov
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
     Share on Tumblr Last week we talked about using your intuition and some non-business-y tactics to guide your business…this week we’re jumping into the power of building community with a true Fearless Launcher, Racheal Cook. When you’re first starting your business, you may not put building community on your to do list. Not because it’s not important but because it seems like a side effect of a growing, thriving business…not a path to get there. Well, a few weeks ago –¦ Read More » The post How Building Community Can Jumpstart Your Business with…
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  • Product Focus: NOW Eve - Women’s Multivitamin

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

    AstroNutrition
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Biotin is a member of the B-vitamin family. Also known as vitamin H, biotin is a critical part of a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. A fit body requires a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Sometimes, though, consuming a healthy diet can seem a difficult task. read more
  • D-Mannose Urinary Tract Infections, Bladder Health

    AstroNutrition
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    It goes without saying that a urinary tract infection is a discomforting experience. These troubling infections can develop in any part of your urinary system, in your kidneys, your bladder, your ureters, and your urethra. read more
  • Graviola Health Benefits

    AstroNutrition
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Graviola is a small, fruit-bearing tree native to Central and South America and the Caribbean. Graviola can now be found in many other temperate areas of the world. Graviola supplements are becoming more popular as appreciation for the health benefits of the graviola fruit.  Graviola Benefits & Diabetes read more
  • Synephrine HCI - SNS Syn-30

    AstroNutrition
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Serious Nutrition Solutions (SNS) Syn-30 Synephrine HCI is an energy stimulant that boosts the metabolism and offers incredible fat-burning benefits. read more
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  • Are you ready for Mobile Health (mHealth)?

    Total Health
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    At what point will having 'a doctor in your pocket' become a reality? According to both Google and Apple the answer would appear to be 'pretty soon', afterall, healthcare is one of the last sectors to be affected by the information and technological revolution. Why is this? The main factor has been that there is a widely held belief that healthcare and medicine should be personal. read more
  • How safe is my drug?

    Total Health
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    The European Medicine Agency (EMA) have produced a new website to provide all patients and healthcare professionals with immediate access to information on reported suspected side-effects for over 1700 licensed medicines.Furthermore, the new website allows patients and doctors to report adverse events themselves - directly. read more
  • Microwave Ablation is pioneering cancer treatment

    Total Health
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    The advent of real-time, high resolution digital imaging combined with needlehole surgery such as Nanoknife and other exciting new image-guided tumour ablation therapies means that previously dangerous, or inoperable surgery is rapidly becoming a problem of the past. read more
  • Early detection of Cytomegalovirus

    Total Health
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    Researchers from Cardiff and Swansea Universities are developing a new,'point of care' diagnostic device to detect a type of herpes virusA microbe that is only able to multiply within living cells. called Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV). read more
  • Digital Healthcare in Practice

    Total Health
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Combining Real-time Patient Diagnostics with Remote Analysis and Monitoring Results from a pilot study at The Royal Free Hospital involving a remote patient monitoring device called Lifetouch at the Liver Unit have been released. The Lifetouch device is described as 'a new-generation wireless vital signsThe baseline health measurements, which include temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate. ‘smart bandage’ cardiacRelating to the heart monitor'. read more
 
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  • IMC Goes Global in London

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

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

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

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

    Eridana Ai
    22 May 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Image Courtesy of Creative Commons Whether you are the owner of a small business or a solopreneur, you have probably heard of the phrase “social media marketing” a thousand times. Are you wondering if social media marketing is only useful for big companies or if it’s also applicable to your business? Well, it’s time to stop wondering. Here’s why: Having social media presence is becoming a growing business trend. In fact, social media marketing does much more than save you huge advertising costs. It has the potential to build meaningful relationships with your…
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  • FDA Regulation of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Products

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

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

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

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

  • Roasted Acorn Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

    Galtime
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Soup is probably my favorite Fall food.  As the temperatures start to dip, I pull out my big stock pot and start searching for recipes.  This one from Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, LDN is of my favorites.  Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 large onions, peeled, and quartered 2 large apples with skin, cored, and quartered 1 large sweet potato, peeled, and cut into chunks 1 acorn squash, peeled, halved, seeds removed 2 tablespoons honey 2 ten-ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 cups water 2 tablespoon curry   Instructions: Preheat oven…
  • 8 Ways To Get Kids Eating Healthier

    Galtime
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It is never too early (or late) to start teaching your child how to make smart food choices. More and more studies are showing that early childhood eating habits can affect health status well into adulthood so here are 8 ways to encourage healthy eating habits in your kids:  1. Lead by example: Taking the “do as I say not as I do” approach to mealtimes simply won’t work. Your children looking to you for role modeling so when they see you eating healthy, they are more likely to eat healthy themselves even if you’re not around.    2. Take kids…
  • What I Do When I Feel Self-Conscious

    Christine Hassler, Life Coach
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Ever have those moments in life where you feel awkward? Or times when you are with a group of new people or an event full of strangers and you feel totally self-conscious?  I think most of us, other than you uber-extroverts, occasionally have these kind of moments.  In fact, I just had one this past weekend so I wanted to share my tips for moving beyond it . . . I attended an event with about 150 other innovators, entrepreneurs and really cool people.  There were not many people I knew there, but I love hanging with a like-minded crowd and making new friends.  I had a…
  • Please Be Seated! Stopping Wedding Seating Chaos

    Justine Santaniello
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:53 pm
     As the countdown to my own wedding starts creeping toward the single digits – AHHH! – I totally understand where the term ‘bridezilla’ comes from. Sure, it’s been a blast to find my dress, party it up in Vegas for one of two (yes two!) bachelorette parties, celebrate with our respective families, taste cake after cake after cake (and workout like crazy afterwards)…but one thing that’s really stressed me out is figuring out how to seat everyone without offending anyone. And, you know what I’ve figured out? You can’t. There’s always going to be one person – and…
  • Meet Me For Coffee… It’s Important

    GalTime
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    We all need to be connected, right? Yes, for most of us, that includes being tethered to our phones, tablets or desktops 24/7. Thanks to social media, we ‘meet’ people we’d otherwise never know and research actually shows in increase in productivity for employees who utilize the cyber networks.  We may be more efficient, but are we really better off? A study by Professor Gregory Northcraft out of the University of Illinois finds,“Technology has made us much more efficient, but much less effective.” Basically, we are getting less empathetic and are…
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  • The 24 Minute Calorie Burner Cardio Workout

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

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

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

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

    Swati Kapoor
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    Losing weight can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. Weight loss should be looked at it from a holistic (health) point of you. Its not only about seeing the kilos going down on the weighing scale. It is also about how healthy you feel as you shed that extra...Read More
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  • Farm Fresh Zucchini Bread Recipe

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

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

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

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

    Greg Wymer
    19 Feb 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Slate posted an article earlier today that compared the food sold at Whole Foods Market vs. what you would find on the shelves at your average Walmart. Specifically, they examined the products available at a Supercenter that wouldn’t be allowed at a Whole Foods due to the inclusion of one (or more) of their banned ingredients list. The numbers and images included in the story were a bit striking. More than 54% of the Walmart food products would not pass muster for Whole Foods. The article included photos where an entire soda aisle was blacked out with the exception of a 2-liter bottle…
 
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    Health and Medicine News from SciGuru.com

  • New study shows CD8 T cells can be part of innate immune system during viral infection

    Science News Desk
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    CD8 T cells are known for becoming attuned to fight a specific pathogen (“adaptive immunity”), but a new study shows that in that process they also become first-responders that can fend off a variety of other invaders (“innate immunity”). The findings suggest that innate immunity changes with the body’s experience and that the T cells are more versatile than thought and CD8 T cells can be part of innate immune system during viral infection.read more
  • Newly discovered bacterial defence mechanism in the lungs

    Science News Desk
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    A new study from Karolinska Institutet presents a previously unknown immunological mechanism that protects us against bacterial infections in the lungs. The study is being published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and shows that healthy lungs contain Interleukin-26, a messenger substance that is further increased by local exposure to a bacterial compound, which in turn increases the mobilisation of anti-bacterial white blood cells.read more
  • Salivary gland cancer could occur more often in people with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations

    Rebecca Nakles PhD
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    A possible link has been found between the BRCA1 and BRCA2 (Breast Cancer Associated Gene 1 and 2) gene mutations and salivary gland cancer. A new study found that salivary gland cancer could occur 17 times more often in people with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations than those who do not carry a mutation. A study from Rebecca Nagy and colleagues from Ohio State investigated the prevalence of salivary gland cancers in a retrospective study using a cohort of BRCA gene mutation carriers from The Clinical Cancer Genetics Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.read more
  • Genetic Variant on 6q25 Protects Some Latina Women from Breast Cancer

    Science News Desk
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    Latina women are less likely to have breast cancer as scientists identified a genetic variant common in them. The newly discovered single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) is on Chromosome 6, near a gene coding for an estrogen receptor known as ESR1. Fejerman and Ziv said that the biological basis of the association between the variant and reduced breast cancer risk is still not known, but their preliminary experiments indicate that the variant interferes with the action of transcription factors, proteins that regulate the expression of the ESR1 estrogen receptor.read more
  • Previously depressed people with marital discord translates to weight gain

    Science News Desk
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    The double-whammy of marital hostility and a history of depression can increase the risk for obesity in adults by altering how the body processes high-fat foods, according to new research.read more
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    IndiaVision News and Information » Health & Fitness

  • Aqua aerobics and water sports

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

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

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

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

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

    Mark Sisson
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Non-gamers tend to take a dim view of video games and their fans, assuming they’re all a bunch of sweaty man-children clutching liter bottles of Mountain Dew between Cheeto-dusted fingers and screaming racist obscenities that diffuse, muffled, through thick neckbeard thatches into their headsets at online opponents. And a few weeks ago, even I referenced the stereotypical World of Warcraft addict’s set-up of pee bottles and poop buckets. But the latest statistics indicate that the popular stereotype isn’t very representative of most gamers. In fact, if you’re an…
  • Dear Mark: Eggs and Colon Cancer; Softened Water and Health

    Mark Sisson
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got a two-parter. First up is a question about a sensitive subject: the collective Primal love of all things egg. They form the backbone of millions of breakfasts across the ancestral health community on a daily basis, but David wonders if they might be contributing to colorectal carcinogenesis. There are a few studies that appear to suggest a connection; should we worry? After that, I discuss the effects of softened water on human health. Is it safe? Is it healthy? Read on to find out. Let’s go: Hi Mark, So I was eating close to a…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 318

    Mark Sisson
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We’ve got three Primal Blueprint Transformation Seminars coming up: In NYC on November 1; Richmond, VA on November 15; and West Bloomfield, MI, also on November 15. Kickstart your Primal lifestyle – or give someone else the gift of a lifetime! Research of the Week Eating disorders may have a gut bacterial origin. Biomarkers of dairy fat consumption are yet again associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Is Ebola more virulent in selenium-deficient people (an old PDF)? Even in surgery, the placebo effect exist. A “Paleothitic-type diet” has favorable effects on…
  • Slow Roasted Chicken

    Worker Bee
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are already so many different recipes for cooking a whole chicken, you might wonder why you need one more. But if you’re a fan of store-bought rotisserie chicken, then you definitely need this one. Just like a cooked chicken from the market, the meat on this bird is plump, juicy and tender and the skin browned and deeply flavorful. Plus, this recipe is so simple and hands-off that it’s basically as convenient as driving to the store to buy a rotisserie chicken. What’s the secret? Low and slow. Most recipes for roasted whole chicken crank the oven temperature above 400 ºF/205 ºC…
  • Finding My New Normal

    Guest
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! I want to share my MDA success story. I consider it a success because it has been a long-term solution and not a “quick fix.” I can’t thank you enough for the website contributions and the insights on primal living. I finally…
 
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  • Repurposing Content | What’s Old is New Again

    DrV
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Those of us who write things for public consumption all face the same challenge: what do we do with it after it’s published? Once something hits the information stream it passes along from public view never to be seen again. But it can be repurposed. Today at The Mayo Clinc Center for Social Media Residency, Meredith Gould delivered a comprehensive overview of blogging for health care. Shaped for a hospital marketing population, she drove home the point that the stuff we write and create shouldn’t be left to die in the archives. And what goes for hospital marketers goes for public…
  • Announcing edX Medicine in the Digital Age

    DrV
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    In 2012, the Medical Futures Lab offered Medicine in the Age of Networked Intelligence, a powerful 50,000 foot view of medicine and its radical disruption.  The course was huge success and drew the attention of the social health community well beyond the confines of Rice University and the Texas Medical Center.  I was thrilled to co-teach and co-create this course with my Medical Futures Lab co-founder, Dr. Kirsten Ostherr. I’m now thrilled to announce that, through a novel collaboration between Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, this course will be globally available in May…
  • I’ve Got Friends with Low Platelets

    DrV
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    If you’ve ever Googled, ‘Why does my stool look like BBQ sauce?’ then you may want to check out this latest production from ZdoggMD. Here the plight of the thrombocytopenic e-patient is played out in a brilliant Garth Brooks parody.  Acoustic guitar complete with spleen percussion.  This may be ZDogg’s best stuff to date. After you’re entertained, look beyond the surface.  ZDogg epitomizes the public physician.  An outward facing medical artist who has mastered his medium.  Beyond artist, a self-made media producer.  Wow.
  • 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…
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    Weight Loss Success

  • Just say “NO!” : Learn This and Lose Weight

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

    George Diamond
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Don’t Like Your Weight Weight Loss Success If You Don’t Like Your Weight, Change it The post Don’t Like Your Weight appeared first on Weight Loss Success.
  • This is Your Opportunity to Slim Down

    George Diamond
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond This is Your Opportunity to Slim Down Weight Loss Success Opportunity to Slim Down Summer is over. This is your opportunity to lose weight. This is your opportunity to get the body you want. However, if you want to do it by next summer, you will need to start today. Fall is a great time to do it. The nature is changing, and you can change too. Just shrink not grow. Fall is the perfect opportunity to do it. It is the opportunity to get more exercise. It can be the opportunity to start wearing the clothes you…
  • Weight Loss Success is a Choice – Weight Loss Choice

    George Diamond
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Weight Loss Success is a Choice – Weight Loss Choice Weight Loss Success Weight Loss Success : Weight Loss Choice People tell me all the time that they can’t lose weight. However, what they don’t realize is that weight-loss success is a choice. Weight loss is their choice. The key is that they have to choose to do it and stop complaining that they can’t. It is not that they can’t lose weight. It is that they choose not to do what it takes to make it happen. The concept of…
  • Catch the Vision and Lose the Weight

    George Diamond
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Catch the Vision and Lose the Weight Weight Loss Success Vision and Lose the Weight One of the keys to losing weight is belief. If you want to lose weight, you first must believe that you can do it. One of the ways to get belief is to catch a vision of a thinner you. A vision of a thinner you and the belief that you can do it will help drive you to weight-loss success. Having the belief that you can become thinner is powerful. Having an image of where you want to be, is mandatory. They will help to guide…
 
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • Happy Traveler

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

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

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

    Cammy Chapel
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    Have you ever had those times when an odd phrase pops up repeatedly, but from different sources? That’s what’s happened to me over the past week or so with the admonition to avoid “foods your grandmother wouldn’t recognize.” It jumps out at me every time, not only as a misquote of Michael Pollan’s “foods your great-great-grandmother (or great-grandmother, I forget) wouldn’t recognize”, but also because it makes me think of Memaw and how differently we approached food. Me: Greek yogurt and soy/almond/coconut milk Memaw: Ice cream (black…
  • The Weekly Traveler

    Cammy Chapel
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Greetings from…Memphis! :)  After another week working in Nashville, I’m safe at home. Safe, and zonked. For the most part, the week was quiet. I worked my paid job in the morning and my unpaid job for a few hours in the afternoon and evening. And I walked a lot in between. I started on Sunday with a return to Two Rivers Park and Shelby Bottoms trails. Y’all remember this bridge over the Cumberland River from my last Nashville trip: Here’s a look from the bridge down to the Shelby Bottoms greenway: Not so bad getting down there, but getting back up wasn’t so…
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    Joyce Cherrier

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • On the Menu: Smart Health Apps

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

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

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

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

  • The 24 Minute Calorie Burner Cardio Workout

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

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

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

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

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

  • Is Aloe Vera Juice Good for Health?

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

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

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

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

    Voomika Mukherjee
    7 May 2014 | 2:50 am
    People think that choosing a vegan lifestyle will help you lose weight, but depending solely on vegan foods and avoiding animal foods like eggs, fish or chicken might lead to some micro nutrients deficiencies. For eg., Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Heme (iron), protein, etc. Also, to lose weight in a healthy way or just to...Read More
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    Be Well Buzz

  • How To Start Your Day With Food

    Rachel Pharlain
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com We all seem to start our day with the same grogginess, a desire for more sleep and the knowledge that no matter how hard we try, eating immediately is not appealing. We typically will hit the snooze button many times, leaving us in a daze, then simultaneously commute and eat a breakfast bar that is too dense and far too high in protein for the desk job to which we are about to succumb. The fact is we need fibre and optimal nutrients for the day. We need something to hold us over that won’t create a lasting hunger throughout the day that leads to overeating and…
  • The Biggest Lie About Calcium!

    BeWellBuzz
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com You’ve been told how important calcium is your entire life. You were told to drink milk, eat cheese and you may even be taking calcium supplements right now. You’ve been told how it builds strong bones and teeth. And how it prevents osteoporosis and fractures. But — here’s what they never told you about calcium… Calcium by itself can cause heart disease, stiff joints and even cell dysfunction and death! The average American consumes 600 pounds of dairy products a year – that’s almost 2 pounds per day – and yet osteoporosis rates in the United States…
  • Lying About Science To Sell Coffee?

    Dr. Anthony G. Beck
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com According to the legend, coffee was discovered in the 9th century by an Ethiopian goat herder named Khaldi. He noticed that his normally lethargic goats were more energetic after eating some red berries. He decided to try them too and notice quite a surge in his energy levels. That’s how coffee was originally discovered. Fast forward till today. Almost 80% of US adult population rely on coffee to get them going for the day, and it is 2nd most traded commodity in the world! Are you one of them? I surely do enjoy a cup of hot java. But there are endless options…
  • Follow Your Bliss

    Cyndi Krupp
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:07 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle” – Steve Jobs “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing it is stupid” – Albert Einstein 15 years ago I was an acceptable Quality Engineer in a Manufacturing Company and I HATED my job. I dreaded getting up in the morning and dragged through the day. I also struggled with debilitating panic disorder and more often than not I was sick and I always felt exhausted. Today I…
 
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • All-Natural Solid Deodorant Recipe

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

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

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

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

    Andrea Butje
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Each morning I light incense. It is my personal way to take time to get centered, to connect and feel ready for my day. I also love to take walks and to write. Do you have rituals or routines for each day to help reduce stress? I want to tell you about a wonderful new kind of online class from Cindy Black called “Inward Journey“.  It is a beautiful step by step guided program to help you create a practice of self-awareness, contemplation and movement. A few highlights of the Inward Journey class: • Learn how to develop a daily practice of self-awareness to help reduce stress.
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    Becker's Spine Review

  • Medtronic's new ACDF device designed to streamline procedures

    Laura Dyrda
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    Medtronic launched a single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion device today — DIVERGENCE. The new system is designed for one-level ACDF. The system's plate and interbody cage can be inserted simultaneously with a common set of instruments and one surgical technique. This is different from the traditional approach using a four-hole plate and interbody fusion cage that require a two-step insertion technique.   The DIVERGENCE system also incorporates a laterally-divergent screw insertion technique, which requires less retraction than traditional medially-convergent screw…
  • Materialise buys OrthoView — 5 quick facts

    Laura Dyrda
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Belgium-based Materialise is acquiring United Kingdom-based OrthoView, a two-dimensional digital preoperative planning and templating solutions provider for orthopedic surgeons. Here are five things to know about the acquisition:   1. Materialise will pay £8.47 million in cash payments for OrthoView.   2. There is a possibility of an additional earn out payment of up to £0.36 million.   3. OrthoView had around £1.2 million in cash and cash equivalents when the transaction was complete. The company had no financial debt.   4. The transaction is expected to be accretive…
  • Minimal access vs. open spine surgery: Is MIS proven more cost-effective?

    Laura Dyrda
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Is there enough strong evidence to prove minimal access spine surgery is more cost-effective than traditional open procedures? A study published in Spine examined this question for both cervical and lumber procedures. The researchers examined publications comparing less invasive procedures to the conventional open technique. They identified full economic studies comparing the two procedures published prior to Dec. 24, 2013.   There were six articles that met the inclusion criteria, all for lumbar procedures. None of the studies for the cervical spine met the criteria. The researchers…
  • 5 disruptors that could cost the medical device industry $34B

    Helen Adamopulos
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    Medical device companies could miss out on $34 billion in potential revenue by 2020 because of disruptive change in the industry, according to a study by global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. Based on interviews with 30 global medical device industry executives from 20 leading medical device manufacturers, the study identifies the following five disruptive forces that will have a negative economic effect on the medical device industry if they aren't addressed. Medical device company executive teams should consider each of these factors and what they are doing to deal with these…
  • Stryker's destiny: Net sales drop 44%, but are looks deceiving?

    Laura Dyrda
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
      Stryker has been under a microscope over the past few months, whether it's rumors the company will acquire London-based Smith & Nephew or reports that director Ronda Stryker sold another batch of company stock.   The orthopedic device market is in flux this year, with two large companies making acquisitions to rival industry giant — and current leader — Johnson & Johnson with DePuy Synthes. Stryker so far has taken a different approach; the company has acquired several smaller companies over the past year, including Small Bone Innovations and MAKO Surgical.   For…
 
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • 5 Useful Ways to Relieve PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

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

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

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

    Larry Lewis
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Take control over your thoughts was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Do you allow your thoughts to empower you or do they instead bring you to a place of anger, disappointment and many of those negative emotions that bring you down and take your stress levels through the roof. What about the way you look at things happening in your life. Do you see just the bad of what occurs? Life can at times seem to be so unfair, facing difficulties and struggles. So often you feel like you’re trying to walk up a steep slope with a rucksack on your back filled with bricks. Nothing seems to…
  • A Life That Matters

    Larry Lewis
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    A Life That Matters was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living This blog post was written on the 8th April a big day in the life of someone who lives a life that matters to me, and hopefully she realises that her life does matter, and the contribution she makes to the world could have a major impact. To see the transformation of any human being is a wonderful process to witness. I am very fortunate to be able to experience this regularly through both my life coaching and the trial beta group on the Compass for Life course, my contribution to the world of personal development. Today is a…
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    Elements4Health

  • Studies Show Single Parents and Their Children Run Much Higher Health Risks

    Dana
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Single parent families run higher risks for serious illnesses requiring hospital care and early mortality. This is shown in a dissertation by Gunilla Ringbäck Weitoft, to be publicly defended at Umeå University in Sweden. The register-based studies trace illness and mortality among about 700,000 mothers and fathers and nearly a million children during the 1990s. The results show that a single parent has a greater risk of serious health issues (requiring hospital care) and early mortality among mothers, fathers, and children. Single mothers showed greater exposure and risk when compared with…
  • Terminally Ill Ovarian Cancer Patients Use Intense Medical Services More Frequently Despite the Rise in Use of Hospice

    Dana
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    As more and more patients choose to spend their last days in hospice care rather than a hospital bed, the line of thinking is the use of intensive and costly hospital services would decrease. A recent study by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute shows for one group of terminally ill cancer patients, that is not what is happening. This study, which has tracked almost 7,000 patients with ovarian cancer, found that between 1997 and 2007, patients were more than likely to enter a hospice and less likely to die in a hospital. However their use of hospital-based services actually increased immensely.
  • Reversing the Effects of High-Risk Parkinson’s Mutation

    Dana
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Researchers from the University of Sheffield have found vital new evidence on how to target and reverse the effects caused by one of the most common genetic causes of Parkinson’s. Mutations in a gene called LRRK2 carry a well-established risk for Parkinson’s disease, however the basis for this link is unclear. The team, led by Parkinson’s UK funded researchers Dr Kurt De Vos from the Department of Neuroscience and Dr Alex Whitworth from the Department of Biomedical Sciences, found that certain drugs could fully restore movement problems observed in fruit flies carrying the…
  • Helping Breast Cancer Patients Adhere to Hormone Therapy

    Dana
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Despite advances in modern medicine, cancer survivors face a steep financial burden. However, a new study shows that a federal prescription-subsidy program for low-income women on Medicare significantly improved their adherence to hormone therapy to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer after surgery. “Our findings suggest that out-of-pocket costs are a significant barrier to women complying with hormone therapy,” said Dr. Alana Biggers, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, and lead investigator on the study. Programs…
  • Genetic Testing Helps Muscular Dystrophy Patients Get the Best Possible Care

    Dana
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) offer a new guideline on how to determine what genetic tests may best diagnose a person’s subtype of limb-girdle or distal muscular dystrophy. The guideline is published in the October 14, 2014, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the AAN. Researchers reviewed all of the available studies on the muscular dystrophy, a group of genetic diseases in which muscle fibers are unusually susceptible to damage, as part of the process in developing the new…
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    BitterSweet

  • Bread Meets Spread

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

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Click the photo above to view full size. If it strikes your fancy and you’d like to enjoy it as your desktop wallpaper, right click the large version, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to fit to your screen. Have a perfectly sunny day, no matter the weather outside!
  • Wordless Wednesday: San Francisco Treats

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    Vanilla Soy Frozen Yogurt at Fraiche Like a Vegan (Ratatouille Crepe) at Galette 88 Charlie Brown’s Nightmare (Chocolate Soy Ice Cream with Peanut Butter and Cookies) at Holy Gelato! Vegan Deep Dish at Patxi’s Pizza Onigilly Set with Shiitake, Hijiki, and Natto Onigiri at Onigilly The Curried Veg Pasty at The Pie Shop
  • Muchas Gracias

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    Singling out one favorite meal from my summertime jaunt around the 7 x 7 mile peninsula known as San Francisco would be an impossible task. Small but densely populated with more restaurants per square mile than people, or so it often appeared, even the most voracious adventurer could eat out for every meal of the day, and still never come close to exhausting their options. Picking the few gems out from the large swath of mediocre, adequate, or downright disappointing establishments, however, is a far easier task. Gracias Madre ranks very high on my list of keepers, laying claim to one of the…
  • An Unexpected Interloper

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    It’s been a banner year for our postage stamp-sized garden out back, finally turning out greater yields than the miniscule seeds that went into the ground in the first place. Predictably, with greater growing success comes the need for greater vigilance, as plump tomatoes gleam brighter and redder by the day, proving irresistible to both human and animal passersby. As if it wasn’t difficult enough to let the immature fruits ripen on the vine, as deeper shades of blush tempt a premature harvest, keeping other creatures from that same impulse has become something of a full-time…
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • 30-Minute Anytime, Anywhere Bodyweight Workout

    Josh Cox
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Trying to fit in a workout can be difficult some days. Today's workout is an excuse-busting, sweat-inducing anywhere workout. Try it now! The post 30-Minute Anytime, Anywhere Bodyweight Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 17 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes For Your Week Ahead

    Amanda Ingle
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Discover these easy-to-make slow cooker recipes. Add a few to your weekly meal plan to make dinner and other meals easy and healthy. The post 17 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes For Your Week Ahead appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 11 Healthy Instagramers To Follow for Motivation

    Erin Klegstad
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    If you love health and fitness and need a little motivation, here are 11 awesome instagrammers to help inspire you! The post 11 Healthy Instagramers To Follow for Motivation appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • What Everyone Should Know About Figs

    Cassie Johnston
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Discover this amazingly delicious fruit that most pass by in the grocery store. Learn how to pick the figs and what recipes to try. The post What Everyone Should Know About Figs appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • A Day In the Life of a Personal Trainer

    Luke Andrus
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Personal trainers work their butts off all day everyday. Take a step into the life of a local Anytime Fitness trainer and see her daily life. The post A Day In the Life of a Personal Trainer appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • Men’s Fall and Winter Grooming Tips: Face and Scalp Dandruff

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

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

    Angela
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Got Chapped Lips? This week we are starting a miniseries of Dr. Bailey’s new skin advice pages featuring her “Skin Care Advice by Skin Types.” We will start off with a “chapped lips” review for the coming winter season. As summer comes to a close and the cold weather settles in, you may start to notice your lips dry out and become chapped. Dr. Bailey has provided a synopsis of her tips in her Chapped and Dry Lips Skin Care Advice Section. Why Do We Develop Chapped Lips? There are four main causes of chapped lips: Environmental factors, including cold weather and…
  • Breast Cancer: How to Tame Chemo Curls and Improve Scars

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
      These great questions came in from reader Isabelle as a comment on my post celebrating my first day back at work after “The Breast Cancer Year.” Thank you Isabelle, this is a great pair of questions. Frankly, from what I can tell, all of us chemo and mastectomy gals have these questions – I did too.  Bravo for writing to me and asking these questions, it reminded me to share my answers (chemo brain?!).  Dear Dr. Bailey, I’m so happy for you, may each day bring more energy and health. I, too, am recovering from breast cancer. Had my last Herceptin in July…
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff

    Angela
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff If you don’t already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s a cause that is important to us here at Dr. Bailey Skin Care. Over a year ago, Dr. Bailey informed the team and – later her readers - that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and that she was BRCA1 positive. After a year-long journey of chemotherapy and other procedures, Dr. Bailey is not only cancer free but is also back working in the office again!  We are thankful to have our much-loved Dr. Bailey back and thriving after her ordeal. We are grateful…
 
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    Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog - Augusta GA

  • Treatment for De Quervain Tenosynovitis in Augusta GA

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

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

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

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    A recent study by John Z. Srbely, DC PhD, Howard Vernon, DC, PhD, and David Lee, DC., investigated if chiropractic can provide immediate relief in myofascial tissues.   What are Myofascial Tissues? Myofascial tissue is a type of thin, strong, fibrous connective tissue that extends throughout your body to provide support and protection to your muscles and bones. Essentially, myofascial tissue fibers are made up of collagen andelastin fibers that are arranged in a web-like structure and that are suspended in a fluid called ground substance. With a tensile strength of more than 2000…
  • 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?
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    (((OrthoStreams))) daily news, lists and commentary

  • Stryker repatriates $2B to get ready for acquisitions in 2015

    Tiger Buford
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Stryker to repatriate $2B, ready for acquisitions in 2H15 (FierceMedicalDevices) Links…   earnings report and the transcript Stryker ($SYK) took an earnings hit during the third quarter, in part to repatriate $2 billion in cash for acquisitions and to establish an EU regional headquarters in Amsterdam, where it has moved some intellectual property. The IP transfer is expected […]
  • Bioventus acquires the OsteoAMP biologics product line from Advanced Biologics

    Tiger Buford
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    Mergers and Acquisitions in Orthopedics Bioventus to Acquire OsteoAMP Product Line from Advanced Biologics (HealthPointCapital) Bioventus entered into an agreement to acquire the OsteoAMP product line from Advanced Biologics. Under the terms of the agreement, Bioventus will acquire the intellectual property, commercial business, research and development (R&D) and product supply (which could lead to future innovations) […]
  • Baxano Surgical streamlines its business operations

    Tiger Buford
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    Baxano Surgical Completes Financing and Continues Streamlined Business Operations (press release) Baxano Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq:BAXS), a medical device company focused on designing, developing and marketing minimally invasive products to treat degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, announced that the Company has completed a recent subordinated convertible note financing of approximately $1.5 million to extend its cash […]
  • Medtronic can’t shake shareholders lawsuit over Infuse

    Tiger Buford
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Medtronic can’t shake shareholders lawsuit over Infuse (MassDevice) A federal judge green-lights a shareholders lawsuit over its Infuse bone-growth protein that accuses Medtronic and its management, including former CEO William Hawkins, of misleading investors about Infuse’s safety risks and commercial upside. A federal judge in Minneapolis has green-lighted a shareholder suit over Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) handling of […]
  • FDA pitches its technology transfer program – grants are available

    Tiger Buford
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    FDA Invents: How technology transfer gets FDA inventions from lab to marketplace (OrthoSpineNews) If you think the term “government invention” is an oxymoron—well, think again. You may be surprised to learn that many of the breakthrough technologies that shape our lives today are the brainchildren of government researchers—including those at FDA. Take the Internet and that […]
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    Heart Sisters

  • Little social support: a big gap for younger heart patients

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

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

    Carolyn Thomas
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Researchers have found that what patients want most is not only reassurance that there are no signs of serious illness and that they will be okay, but reassurance also that they have done the right thing at the right time by asking for medical advice.
  • Feisty advice to patients: “Get down off your cross!”

    Carolyn Thomas
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    What does it mean when, partway through telling your dramatic health crisis story, you notice that the people around you stand up and go off to get coffee?
  • How intense grief increases your cardiac risk

    Carolyn Thomas
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    You might be surprised to learn that during the first 24 hours after the death of a significant loved one, the risk of heart attack is increased 21-fold, and the risk remains substantially elevated (5 - 10 times normal) for at least a week or two after that death. Studies suggest that this risk is especially significant in anyone who already has cardiovascular disease.
 
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    maleenhancementguide.org

  • Is Soda Sabotaging Your Erections?

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

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

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

  • P2P Draft Evidence Review

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

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

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

  • Full Locust Yoga Pose (Shalabhasana)

    Health Blog
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    The full locust pose tones and strengthens the buttocks, lower back, and backs of the thighs. The full locust pose firms the upper arms, helps to relieve posture and lower back problems, improving concentration, energising…
  • Balancing Stick Yoga Pose (Tuladandasana)

    Health Blog
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    The balancing stick pose will give the circulatory system a good workout. It will tone and firm the hips, buttocks, legs and shoulders. The balancing stick pose improves balance, concentration and mental focus. It…
  • Downward Dog Yoga Pose (Adho Mukhmma)

    Health Blog
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    The downward dog pose helps to release tension in the shoulders, align the spinal column, and strengthen the legs and arms. The downward dog pose lengthens and stretches the hamstrings and Achilles tendons as well…
  • The Cobra Yoga Pose

    Health Blog
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    The cobra yoga pose tones the buttocks, back, and kidneys, as it expands the abdomen, chest, and rib cage, and firms the throat and neck. The lower back and pelvis is also replenished with the cobra pose, with increased…
  • 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…
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    MediAngels, World's First Online Hospital - Blog

  • Online Medical Second Opinion prevented an Arthroscopic Surgery!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Activist organizations and companies: renegades of the corporatocracy

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

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

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    Amazon people fighting rainforest destruction By Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete (Healingtalks) The following video documents the fight of the Amazon People against the destruction of their ancient homelands and the lungs of the planet, our rainforests. Related Articles 10 Ways Big Ag and Buddies Are Killing  Mother Nature Top Global Health Issues Related Video […]
  • Cointelpro: Covert FBI program to undermine social activists and blame Muslims for fake terrorist acts

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:16 pm
      (Healingtalks) I met Martin Luther King in the 1960′s and he was one of the more frequent targets of Cointelpro, ultimately being assassinated under suspicious circumstances. Back in the 1950′s, the FBI began covert operations to work  against Americans and undermine a variety of political  opposition groups, planting provocateurs, both on the right and […]
  • Eating alone, living alone

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Eating alone, living alone By Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete (Healingtalks) According to a new study by the NPD Group,  the average American eats alone for about a third of dinners,  over 50 percent of lunches, 60% of breakfasts and 70 percent of non-meals., or about half of the time overall. But our 1001 Facebook […]
 
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    Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC

  • How to facilitate a 125-kids Jewish drum circle for Shabbat!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Roman Soluk
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Being an interesting interlocutor is not always a natural quality. Often you are shy to participate in the conversation in a big company as there is already someone who’s always ready to tell jokes and chatter. It seems that they have an endless supply of answers to any question, jokes and facts. And you are satisfied with the role of listener. Or you are not? In a large company it’s not always necessary to be the center of attention, but there are situations where it would be desirable to maintain a conversation with an interesting person, to draw their attention to yourself, but…
  • 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…
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  • Does the nose know your future health?

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

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

    Daniel Pendick
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    Acupuncture is a popular form of complementary and alternative therapy, but it has yet to win universal endorsement in the medical community—and usually isn’t covered by health insurance. Many satisfied customers continue to pay for treatment out of pocket in spite of mixed findings on the effectiveness of this ancient healing art. A report published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) offers weak-to-no proof that acupuncture helps ease the pain of knee arthritis. On the other hand, it’s just one moderately sized study in a long and continuing…
  • Memory slips in your 70s may be an early hint of future dementia

    Julie Corliss
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Of all the health issues that loom large with age, memory loss is among those that provoke the most worry. A big reason is the uncertainty: people often wonder if their occasional memory slips are just a normal part of growing old or a sign of impending Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. A new study, published in today’s issue of the journal Neurology, sheds some light—and perhaps offers a bit of reassurance—about the connection between self-reported memory loss and a diagnosis of dementia. The study included 531 people with an average age of 73 and no…
  • Protecting your children against Enterovirus D68

    Nancy Ferrari
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Like many parents, I have been keeping a close eye on news stories about Enterovirus D68. This respiratory infection has been spreading across the country and making some children quite ill. As the mom of a kid with asthma, I’m particularly concerned. For kids with asthma or a history of wheezing, Enterovirus D68 can start out looking like a garden variety cold but lead to serious trouble breathing. Enteroviruses are nothing new. Each year, especially in the summer and fall, these common viruses cause 10 to 15 million infections. Most of these illnesses are mild. Symptoms might include…
 
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    LITFL

  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 054

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

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

    Edward Burns
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Axis determination is one of the most common ECG topics that I see junior doctors (and some senior doctors!) struggling with. Hopefully this tutorial will clear things up…   ECG Axis Determination The diagram below illustrates the relationship between QRS axis and the frontal leads of the ECG. Image reproduced from Chung   Normal Axis = QRS axis between -30 and +90 degrees. Left Axis Deviation = QRS axis less than -30 degrees. Right Axis Deviation = QRS axis greater than +90 degrees. Extreme Axis Deviation = QRS axis between -90 and 180 degrees (AKA “Northwest…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 053

    Nudrat Rashid
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Welcome to the 53rd 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 152

    Anand Swaminathan
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:18 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 152nd edition, brought to you by: Anand Swaminathan [AS] (EM Lyceum, iTeachEM) Brent Thoma [BT] (BoringEM and Academic Life in EM) Chris Connolly [CC] Chris Nickson [CN] ( iTeachEM, RAGE, INTENSIVE and SMACC) Joe-Anthony Rotella [JAR] Kane Guthrie [KG]…
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    DiscussHealth

  • Why Do I Have Falling Hair In The Shower

    HealthyDis
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Many women and men are concerned about lumps of falling hair in the shower. Usually, this happens after washing the hair with shampoo or conditioner. Hair fall when washing is a common condition for people who have weak hair strands and scalp. However, there are ways to prevent hair fall during shower time. What Causes […]
  • Growing Mole In Shape And Size – Is It Melanoma?

    HealthyDis
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    Having a mole is normal for a person to have. It can be a part of the skin tissue construction which is usually benign. However, a growing mole on the face and other parts of the body may be a concern. Usually, melanoma is a possible cause for mole that changes in shape and size. […]
  • What Causes Eyebrow Dandruff – Flaky White Skin In Eyebrows

    HealthyDis
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    There are people who may experience flaky white crusts in the eyebrows. Usually, these are not noticeable until one washes his face. For some people, it is not so severe that it does not warrant any treatment. However, there are some who may have severe flaky skin on the eyebrows that requires proper treatment. What […]
  • Causes Of Flaky Crust In The Scalp

    HealthyDis
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    People who experience flaky crust skin on the scalp may be infected with dandruff. Usually, a person will develop dandruff due to fungal infection. However, there are ways to prevent this condition and the crusty flaky skin on the scalp can be prevented. Why do I have dandruff? What Causes Flaky Crust On The Scalp? […]
  • What Causes Blood Stain Stool And Bowel – Blood Tinged Bowel Stool

    HealthyDis
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Some people may experience stools that are darker than usual. In some cases, one may also see blood tinged bowel especially if there are other symptoms present in the digestive tract. If you notice blood stains or streaks of blood in your stool, you should identify the cause of the problem. What Causes Blood Tinged […]
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    Counselling Connection

  • Introduction to Counseling: Voices from the Field

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

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

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

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

  • Low Sodium Spices that are Great Choices for Kidney Disease

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

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

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

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

    Dorsa
    28 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    When you are living with chronic kidney disease, what you eat and drink can make a huge difference in your life and quality of living. Some foods and beverages can make symptoms worse, and especially if you are on a particularly restrictive diet, you have to be very careful about every ingredient. There are certain minerals that are found in food that chronic kidney disease patients need to be weary of. One of these minerals is phosphorus. Phosphorus is a mineral that is made naturally in your body, and is also found in a lot of food. For patients with chronic kidney disease, the kidneys are…
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    Health + Medicine – Articles – The Conversation

  • It's time to fix the free trade bungle on the cost of medicines

    Luigi Palombi, Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Reduced access to generics drugs has contributed to the 80% rise in the cost of Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Diego Cervo/ShutterstockTen years on from the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, Australia is entering another round of negotiations towards the new and controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. In this Free Trade Scorecard series, we review Australian trade policy over the years and where we stand today on the brink of a number of significant new trade deals. Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership present an opportunity to correct a mistake made a decade in…
  • Mining companies must dig deep in the fight against Ebola

    Adam Kamradt-Scott, Senior Lecturer at University of Sydney
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Mining giant Rio Tinto, which has operated in Guinea for 50 years, has donated just US$100,000 to the UN Ebola fund. EPA/Ahmed JallanzoThe current outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa shows no signs of halting. More than 4,500 people have died and many thousands more are infected. Despite the creation of a new United Nations mission to tackle Ebola and commitments of thousands of western military personnel to help combat the disease, the virus is still “winning the race”. In September, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to donate US$1 billion to help…
  • Infographic: how UK health spending compares to other countries

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:35 pm
    The health of a nation is often measured in economic terms – how much a country chooses to spend, where that money comes from, what it spends it on and how much that money translates into quality of care. This infographic shows how UK health expenditure, access to care and health outcomes compare with seven other OECD countries. To read about what the UK might learn from New Zealand’s healthcare system, click here.
  • Health Check: what to eat and avoid during pregnancy

    Michelle Blumfield, Postdoctoral researcher, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition at University of Newcastle
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Many women find it difficult to strike the right balance between nutrition and safety. Sean McGrath/Flickr, CC BYAs soon as women announce “I’m having a baby!”, the congratulations are quickly followed by long lists of dos and don'ts about food. Try ginger for morning sickness. Avoid soft cheese because of listeria. Eat more meat to boost your iron. Eat this fish – but not that one, because of mercury. Pregnant women are understandably confused. So, how do you strike the balance between nutrition and safety, when so many things are off the menu? During pregnancy, women need to consume…
  • KPIs for your life

    Steve Ellen, Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Monash University
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Anyone who’s worked in a big organisation will know about KPIs – key performance indicators. Numbers to measure how the organisation is functioning. We have dozens in hospitals – time from arrival to discharge, infection rate, falls rate, seclusions rate, sick leave rates etc, etc. They annoy some people who claim they’re “too simplistic” or “don’t give the full picture”, or that “we should be focused on caring, not numbers.” All of these criticisms are true, but the numbers still rule the roost. Why? Because we can look at them and get a snapshot of how we’re going,…
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    Medchrome

  • How to improve your Study environment and mood

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

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

    Administrator
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    Have You ever thought that the tasty beautiful Buff Momo, Chilly, Sekuwa is all prepared from such meat? Eat healthy and eat at good place only or only at home.   The Bread that we eat, is it still prepared like this? Are these foods justified for eating? These are some of the scenes... Published in http://medchrome.com
 
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    HealthFitPlan.com

  • What You Can Do To Get Beautiful Skin

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

    HealthyGirl
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    TIP! When you feel the desire to smoke, try to postpone your cigarette as long as possible. Tell yourself you need to go for a walk first, or maybe that you need to drink a glass of water first. It is easy to want to stop smoking, only to admit defeat sometime down the road. Use the tips you’ve read here to quit smoking quickly. Take this information and put it to good use it to quit smoking forever. TIP! Make sure you take the process one day at the time. Breaking the habit is a process; it doesn’t happen overnight. Let your family and friends know if you want to quit…
  • Tips To Help You Take Care Of Your Skin

    HealthyGirl
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    TIP! Make masks at home for glowing skin. You need to grind raw almonds. Your skin is what people see first, as it is the first thing that everyone will see. The advice in this article will help you take better care of your skin and keep healthy skin. TIP! After working out, you need to bathe so you get the sweat off of your skin. Just using a towel to wash your face won’t eliminate all your skin’s bacteria. It is important to wash the sweat off your skin in the shower after working out.Simply wiping off your face won’t do it; you need to really scrub your entire body. Use…
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    Be Well Buzz

  • How To Start Your Day With Food

    Rachel Pharlain
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com We all seem to start our day with the same grogginess, a desire for more sleep and the knowledge that no matter how hard we try, eating immediately is not appealing. We typically will hit the snooze button many times, leaving us in a daze, then simultaneously commute and eat a breakfast bar that is too dense and far too high in protein for the desk job to which we are about to succumb. The fact is we need fibre and optimal nutrients for the day. We need something to hold us over that won’t create a lasting hunger throughout the day that leads to overeating and…
  • The Biggest Lie About Calcium!

    BeWellBuzz
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com You’ve been told how important calcium is your entire life. You were told to drink milk, eat cheese and you may even be taking calcium supplements right now. You’ve been told how it builds strong bones and teeth. And how it prevents osteoporosis and fractures. But — here’s what they never told you about calcium… Calcium by itself can cause heart disease, stiff joints and even cell dysfunction and death! The average American consumes 600 pounds of dairy products a year – that’s almost 2 pounds per day – and yet osteoporosis rates in the United States…
  • Lying About Science To Sell Coffee?

    Dr. Anthony G. Beck
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com According to the legend, coffee was discovered in the 9th century by an Ethiopian goat herder named Khaldi. He noticed that his normally lethargic goats were more energetic after eating some red berries. He decided to try them too and notice quite a surge in his energy levels. That’s how coffee was originally discovered. Fast forward till today. Almost 80% of US adult population rely on coffee to get them going for the day, and it is 2nd most traded commodity in the world! Are you one of them? I surely do enjoy a cup of hot java. But there are endless options…
  • Follow Your Bliss

    Cyndi Krupp
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:07 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle” – Steve Jobs “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing it is stupid” – Albert Einstein 15 years ago I was an acceptable Quality Engineer in a Manufacturing Company and I HATED my job. I dreaded getting up in the morning and dragged through the day. I also struggled with debilitating panic disorder and more often than not I was sick and I always felt exhausted. Today I…
 
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  • Totally Random Travel Tips!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Join the Fight to Stop Teen Medicine Abuse

    Becky Dyer
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Did you know that approximately one in 25 teens reports abusing excessive amounts of DXM to get high? Furthermore, only 59 percent of teens strongly believe that abusing OTC cough medicine to get high is risky. That means that nearly half believe that it is not. You might be asking yourself, “What is DXM?” Dextromethorphan (DXM) is found in many over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines. It is a safe and effective ingredient when used as directed, but can produce harmful side effects when abused and taken in excess. Many parents make a point of discussing the dangers of abusing substances…
  • An Interactive Way of Learning

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    If you’re like me, you tend to learn or digest information when it is presented in an interactive method. As a visual and tactile learner, personally I remember information when I am presented with a video, pictures or better yet when I am able to interact in an activity involving various subjects. One of the many reasons we home educate our children is the ability to teach and also learn along with them the various subjects life has to offer. We enjoy doing hands-on learning using manipulatives for math and science as well as engaging them in every day life lessons which may involve…
  • Why Pain?

    Ginny Edwards
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Your body starts showing signs of pain.  “Why does it have to be this way?”  you ask. Life throws a curve ball in your relationships.  “Why is this happening to me?” you ask. Your finances dry up and you wonder how you’re going to pay your bills.  “This fear is overwhelming me.” you say in your heart. Why do these things have to happen?  Why does pain in its many forms come to all of us?  Believe it or not, that still, small, voice that speaks to all of us spoke a powerful truth to me one day as I was rescuing a beetle who had gotten into my house. (yep – I’m one of…
  • No Time to Exercise? Try H.I.I.T !

    Laura Seeber
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    You only have 24 hours in a a day, and frankly, finding time to exercise within that period can sometimes be difficult.  Between your job, family, and just life in general, finding five minutes, let alone twenty for a workout is next to impossible sometimes. Well, what if I told you that there was a workout that provided just as much intensity, and effectiveness as a full blown workout in a quarter of the time- would you be interested? Well, there is, and it’s a old favorite that’s gaining  lot of new fans on the exercise circuit- and it’s called H.I.I.T. H.I.I.T stands…
  • 5 Affirmations for Every Woman to Say Every Day

    Linda Seidler
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
      5 Affirmations For Every Woman To Say Every Day Women. We are awesome and wonderful and talented in so many ways. But we sabotage ourselves into believing that we are not good enough, not smart enough, or not talented enough… Why do we do that?! From my own experience at woman-hood, it can be combination and culmination of hormones, challenges and thoughts wrapped all up into one overworked, overloaded mind. And therein lies the problem. What we think, determines how we act, so everything we do, comes directly from our thoughts. It can get very complicated. So what I decided to…
 
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    Senior Health Memos

  • Time For A Canada Prescription Drug Plan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • In the USA

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

    Robin
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    Virofex Surface Disinfectant Wipes are the perfect alcohol-free alternative for your Dental or Medical Practice:  Virofex Wipes are available in 2 sizes - 180 x 125mm Wipes / 100 Wipes per pack- 200 x 200mm Wipes / 200 Wipes per pack Wipes have a subtle clean melon aroma All the Virofex efficacy testing applies to the Wipes Refill packs of Wipes are packed in Premium satin feel pouches Talk to your Legendary Customer Advocate today by calling 0800 633 468 or chat with us online at www.medicalhouse.co.nz.
  • Food for thought

    Edel
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
  • Voluntarius, anyone?

    Edel
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    What kind of a weird blog title is that – and when did you last partake? To volunteer  -  to give our own time and skill freely for the purpose of helping others.  Humans have been doing this for centuries, and the term originates from the Latin voluntarius "voluntary, of one's free will”. Helping each other out is what we do, and here in Christchurch we have had so much to remind us that we are all in need of help at times.  So what fires you up? What touches your heart? Some of us might be regulars somewhere, perhaps you give blood every three months like the awesome…
  • Food for thought

    Edel
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
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    Walkingspree

  • Move! Walk Yourself Happy

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

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

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

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

    WalkingSpree Team
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Do you eat out of hunger…or do you eat out of habit? Often it is difficult to determine if you are craving food because of physiological hunger or psychological hunger. This method may help give you the time to determine if you really are hungry or if you just need an alternative to keep you busy. Rate your level of hunger: 0 – 10 Ask yourself, why are you hungry? Is it because you skipped a meal or snack? Sometimes we become so busy we forget to eat our snack or even skip a meal. Be sure to have your snack with you if you are not at home. If you are home, make sure that your snack is…
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    Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

  • Research Shows No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

    Health Editor
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds no link between vaccines and increased risk of multiple sclerosis or similar nervous system diseases. Even though some have questioned whether vaccines — particularly for hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV) — might be associated with a small rise in the risk of MS, prior studies yielded mixed findings on the issue, with most studies showing no link. Many of those studies were limited by small numbers of participants and other factors, said the new team of researchers led by Dr. Annette Langer-Gould of Kaiser…
  • Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds

    Health Editor
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Infants who quickly add weight and length may be showing a genetic propensity for obesity as toddlers, a new study suggests. In adults, certain genes have been linked to increased body fat, but the same genes in infants promote proportionate gains in fat and lean muscle, the researchers said. At 1 year, kids with these genes may be heavier and taller. By ages 2 and 3, however, these genes were linked to excessive weight gain, the investigators found. “Our findings contribute to the growing evidence that…
  • Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says

    Health Editor
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Black women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) are only about half as likely as white women to become pregnant using the popular assisted reproduction technique, new research indicates, and the racial disparity persists even when donor eggs are used. In the study, about 31 percent of white patients became pregnant after IVF, compared to about 17 percent of black patients. Analyzing more than 4,000 IVF cycles over two years to tease out the impact of race, scientists from University of Chicago also found…
  • 19 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Becoming a Morning Person

    Rachel Swalin
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Getty Let’s start with the bad news: Only about 1 in 10 people is a true morning person, according to The Body Clock Guide to Better Health. The good news is, only 2 in 10 fall into the category of night owls, while the rest fall somewhere in between. Better still: Even if you operate best in the wee hours of the night, you can still train yourself to be an early riser. Here’s how. RELATED: 13 Tips for the Best Nap Ever Plan Ahead Waking well-rested starts with getting enough sleep. “Hitting the snooze button a couple times before getting up is a clear sign of sleep deprivation,”…
  • 6 Ways to Be a Creative Genius

    bacs18
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Getty Images Despite what the hacky sack kids on the quad might lead you to believe, marijuana use does not boost creativity, according to a recent study in the journal Psychopharmacy. The findings may come as disappointing news to those who like to indulge (hate to break it to you, Colorado), but these are the facts: Researchers separated 34 current pot smokers into three groups (a high-dose group, low-dose group, and control), and gave them creativity tests. In the end, the people in the low-dose and control groups performed about the same, while the high-dose group basically bombed.
 
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    Dr. David Geier - Sports Medicine Simplified

  • 5 serious stress fractures of the foot and ankle

    drdavidgeier
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    I recently answered some common questions athletes and active people often have about stress fractures. I discussed risk factors, typical presentation and diagnosis of stress fractures. I also briefly mentioned that certain stress fractures are considered high risk. In this post, I share information on these high-risk stress fractures of the foot and ankle that often afflict runners and athletes in jumping sports.
  • Episode 165: Is playing on artificial turf more dangerous than playing on grass?

    drdavidgeier
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Is playing on artificial turf more dangerous than playing on grass? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo, Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, and Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.
  • Social media Saturday: Do your most important task first

    drdavidgeier
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Most healthcare providers have hectic work schedules. On top of that, we go home, get kids to sports practices, make dinner, and get the kids bathed and ready for bed. How can we possibly write blog posts or record videos to educate the public?
  • Healthy athlete tip: Don’t let young athletes play through pain

    drdavidgeier
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    As parents and coaches, it's important to respond to a child's pain early on to avoid serious injury later. Instead of pressuring the child to push through the pain in order to play, give her a few days off to rest and recover.
  • Are offensive linemen less likely to report concussions than other football players?

    drdavidgeier
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Researchers at Harvard University and Boston University collected data on concussions and concussion symptoms from 734 players at 10 Division I FCS schools during the 2013 season. They found some worrisome data when specifically examining offensive linemen.
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • Here's What You Need to Know About Mesothelioma

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

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

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

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

  • Avocado Challenge Celebration (and Super Inspiring Avo Pics)!

    Kimberly Snyder
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    Hello Dear One, What a week! Last Monday, we kicked off our Beauty Detox “Avocado Remix Challenge” — where our goal was to eat at least one serving of avocado each day and share it on social media, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. As we learned, avocados are such an important beauty food. They are rich in skin-nourishing vitamin E, omega-9 fats, potassium and so much more. The recipes shared and that you tried this week are now part of your arsenal, which you can use anytime to help your health continue to evolve and thrive. Overall, I’m thrilled…
  • Beauty Detox Transformation Story: Kerri!

    Kimberly Snyder
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
      This is Kerri, who will be sharing her amazing experience of transformation in this post! :) Hi Loves! Welcome back to another installment of our weekly Beauty Detox Transformation Story! This week, we have the lovely Kerri Romeo and I’m super excited to share her experience. Let’s get right into it… How long have you been following the Beauty Detox philosophy? Was it easy to incorporate it into your lifestyle? I read The Beauty Detox Solution when it was first released in 2011. I had taken an interest in health and nutrition and the vegetarian lifestyle in my late…
  • How to Feed an Entire Family for a Year!

    Kimberly Snyder
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Dear Beauty, I want you to pay extra close attention to this post… this is BIG. You may remember, I’ve been involved with an INCREDIBLE charity for the last couple years, called Gardens for Health International. Their mission is to empower families in Africa by providing agricultural solutions for chronic malnutrition. They help them create their own gardens, learn farming and reach a position where they can grow their own food and no longer be hungry or malnourished. I can honestly say that the energy, love and devotion of those involved in this project are beyond words —…
  • Questions and Answers About Gaining Healthy Weight and Muscle!

    Kimberly Snyder
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    Dear Beauty, Hope you’re doing well with the Avocado Challenge — which started Monday! I’ve been seeing some great pics and I encourage you to keep them coming! Today, we’re back with another weekly installment of Q&A — which we’ve been getting amazing feedback about! This week’s topic is about gaining healthy weight and also putting on extra muscle. These are questions we get a lot and so I hope you find the answers helpful and grounding for you. Let’s dive into them now… Question from Melissa: I am also trying to gain weight and mass…
  • How to Avoid the Dreaded Fall and Winter Weight Gain!

    Kimberly Snyder
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    When fall comes around, which is the current space we are in, it’s natural to want heavier or more “comforting” foods. All those light delicious raw foods — including fruit, fresh veggies and big green salads you loved during the summer may not be enough when the weather gets cooler. One of the things that I’ve always advocated is adjusting what you eat according to the seasons. If you crave warm foods during this time, you can get plenty of them. Grounding, hot and savory food doesn’t mean you have to pack on the pounds! The Beauty Detox plan works and can…
 
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    Well Being Tips

  • Why Gardening Is Good For Your Health and Well Being

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

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

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

    nadines
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Sometimes Being A Good Samaritan Can Be Hazardous Sometimes Being A Good Samaritan Can Be Hazardous Regardless of your background, every person has been taught that they should help others who are in need. Some people do this by working with the sick or poor. Others find that working with children or the elderly fulfills this need. Others make themselves available to strangers […]
  • How to Cope With Your Child’s Misdiagnosis

    nadines
    5 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    How to Cope With Your Child’s Misdiagnosis A significant number of medical malpractice lawsuits are at the heart of a medical misdiagnosis. Whether your child was wrongly diagnosed or their treatment was delayed, you could be going through a series of varying emotions. An incorrect diagnosis could also cause more harm to the patient by worsening their condition. However, finding productive ways […]
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • Lack of Access to Quality Care Increases Cancer Risk

    Danica Collins
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    This just in: Harvard researchers have discovered that nearly 1 in 20 cancer patients die within a month of surgery…a much higher percentage of death than that cited by previous [...] Further... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Eat More Beans and Live Longer!

    Danica Collins
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    Did You Know…that people who eat more beans live longer—and canned beans count? Recent research suggests that how many beans you eat is a strong predictor of how long you’ll... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Put on the Pinhole Glasses

    Danica Collins
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Vision is one of the first senses to succumb to aging’s effects. But you don’t have to accept vision loss as a natural part of the aging process. You can [...] Further Related... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Eating Spicy Foods Causes Ulcers

    Danica Collins
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    This is a MYTH. For decades, medical professionals attributed ulcers to causes such as eating spicy foods, chronic stress, tobacco, alcohol and other less-than-optimal lifestyle habits. A common... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Schisandra: The Five Flavored Berry

    Danica Collins
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Did You Know…one unusual super-berry is a legendary secret weapon? Unlike other well known super fruits (think goji or acai, for instance), the berries of the Schisandra chinesis are not... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
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    Dimmi Shoes

  • Blogger Style

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

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

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

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

  • Sensation-Free Ebola Facts: What We Know and What We Don’t

    LAwordsmith
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH In the medical field, other than death, nothing is absolute. One radio interviewer told me recently he would never be comfortable about the Ebola risks until we knew absolutely everything about it and there was zero risk for everyone. Guess what. He’s never going to be comfortable. Part of the Ebola fear fuel in America right now is the fact that we don’t know everything about this disease. And when questions arise, people come out of the woodwork with answers, whether they know what they’re talking about or not. Often, their answers boil down to: Well, we…
  • Update on My Hands-Only CPR Post: The AHA’s Response

    LAwordsmith
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH If you read my post about Hands-Only CPR Monday, you know that I believe the American Heart Association’s guidelines leave room for interpretation. So my team emailed them to see if they could officially clarify some points. Here’s part of the response from Kailey Shatzer, communications manager. It addresses some issues related to Hands-Only CPR, a trademarked term for doing chest compressions only (no mouth-to-mouth), but doesn’t clarify completely. First, Shatzer explained the rationale for not doing respirations (mouth-to-mouth) in most teens and adults:…
  • Hands-Only CPR and When to Add the Breathing

    LAwordsmith
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH A child collapses; there’s no sign of life. You call for help and start CPR. But wait. Didn’t you hear somewhere that they say now not to do the respirations part? Just do Hands-Only CPR? Or are kids one of the exceptions? Well, whatever you do, do something, and do it quick. When to Add the Breathing These days, Hands-Only CPR is the way to go in most situations for people who aren’t medical professionals. It’s easier; it works as well as adding respirations, at least most of the time. And the feeling is, it’ll help more people act and act quicker. But…
  • For You: Special 48-Hour Bonuses With My New Online Training Course

    LAwordsmith
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH I’m really excited. Today, my new online training course is finally available to you! It’s taken me over a year to put together this professionally produced project, and I think it has turned out fantastic. In The Survival Doctor’s Emergencies Training Course, you’ll learn some of the lifesaving knowledge that I’ve amassed over 30 years of practicing medicine. I cover some of my readers’ most-often-worried-about questions, and I teach you how I’d handle common life-threatening medical problems, in easy-to-understand language and with minimal medical…
  • Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of The Survival Doctor’s Emergency Training Course

    LAwordsmith
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s an exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peek at The Survival Doctor’s Emergency Training Course. It’s my new video course that’s over a year in the making, and I’ve crafted it especially for my readers who want to gain confidence in their medical skills. To celebrate it releasing, I’ve also create a new free minicourse on how to save a life confidently. Sign up below to get started with the free minicourse. Update: The minicourse is now closed. But you can still get into my video-based, online training course. Click here to learn more. Want to find out…
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 307: Ebola aetiology

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Tara C. Smith Tara Smith joins the TWiEBOVsters to discuss the Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa, spread of the disease to and within the US, transmission of the virus, and much more.   This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The…
  • TWiV 306: This Week in Ebolavirus

    12 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler The Grand Masters of the TWiV discuss Ebola virus transmission, air travel from West Africa, Ebola virus infectivity on surfaces, the Dallas Ebola virus patient, and Ebola virus in dogs. This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The Department is…
  • TWiV 305: Rhymes with shinola

    5 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Vincent, Alan, and Kathy continue their coverage of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, with a discussion of case fatality ratio, reproductive index, a conspiracy theory, and spread of the virus to the United States. This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing…
  • TWiV 304: Given X, solve for EBOV

    28 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Jeff Shaman The TWiV team consults an epidemiologist to forecast the future scope of the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.  This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The Department is presently…
  • TWiV 303: Borna this way

    21 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler The TWiV team discusses transmission of Ebola virus, and inhibition of Borna disease virus replication by viral DNA in the ground squirrel genome. This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The Department is presently looking…
 
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    The Underground Bootcamp

  • DIY Dog Shampoo & Conditioner

    Paulin Soleyman
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    Let’s face it! Most of us pet parents know that dogs, regardless of their size, can get pretty stinky in a matter of days. That’s why I make an effort to give Freddie, my six year old Yorkie, a bath at least once a week. Therefore, it is safe to deduce that over the past [...]The post DIY Dog Shampoo & Conditioner appeared first on The Underground Bootcamp.Related posts:No related posts.
  • 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.
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    Think like a P.T.

  • Does The Weather Really Increase Joint Pain?

    Liz Navarrete
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Photo: Dale McDonald, State Archives of FloridaAlmost all my older patients report they feel more pain when the weather is cold and/or rainy. But is it really true? Here is an example of someone who told me: "I woke up with a lot of leg and back pain, and I think it is just because of the weather." So my goal was to show that her pain could be improved, regardless of the present weather conditions.On a scale of 0-10, pain was 7/10 at the start of our session. Her first exercise was the same one she had been doing for homework: lie face down on the mat and press up onto her hands. Doing this…
  • Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

    Liz Navarrete
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:27 pm
    If you have young children, you may fear "Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease," so here are some facts about the virus:1. A child only gets it once in his/her lifetime.2. It is more common in the summertime.3. It can look like chicken pox, with small, red bumps not only on the hands and feet but also on the arms and legs. They can become open sores and secrete clear fluid.4. It is highly contagious and is most common among young children and babies.5. It can be present with no bumps or sores on the hands/feet.6. It causes sores in the mouth that are terribly painful and limit the child's desire to…
  • Turkey Avocado Cobb Salad at Schlotzky's

    Liz Navarrete
    19 May 2014 | 2:25 pm
    http://www.schlotzskys.com/menu/salads/turkey-avocado-cobb/The Turkey Avocado Cobb salad at Schlotzky's is one of the best salads I have tried lately. It has a ton of fresh ingredients, such as avocado, corn, just-cooked bacon, goat cheese, and black beans. As the name states, it is topped with turkey deli meat. And, of course, it has croutons, eggs and tomatoes. The serving size of this salad bowl is larger than expected, and it has fresh garlic bread on the side. My dressing choice was Raspberry Vinaigrette, but the salad was tasty enough that I only used dressing toward the bottom of the…
  • Does Pilates Cause Or Treat Back Pain?

    Liz Navarrete
    30 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Photo: State Archives of FloridaYes, Pilates can cause back pain. And yes, it can treat back pain.Pilates and Core StrengtheningPilates has many great benefits, including core strengthening. Core strengthening is beneficial, as it incorporates deep muscles of the abdominals and back that often are weak, especially among individuals with back pain. Having a strong core is one piece of preventing back pain, but other components include postures, body mechanics and proper treatment of present back pain.Pilates vs. Physical TherapyPilates and core strengthening alone will likely not eliminate…
  • Why You Should Get Physical Therapy For Your Back Pain

    Liz Navarrete
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:10 pm
    I recently treated a patient with leg pain that radiates from his back. It goes into his thighs and even down below his knees. This pain began 3-4 months ago, and he is unsure how it started. Before his session, I knew his walking had been problematic because when he stood up in the lobby, he significantly stooped over and could barely get his balance. He was using furniture and walls to hold onto. So my initial goal was to find an exercise that would immediately improve his ability to stand up and walk. I treated him for 10 minutes with one or two exercises lying on the mat. Then…
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    DentalPlans.com Blog

  • Tasty Treats For Your Teeth - A Brief History Of Toothpaste

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
      Take one drachma of rock salt – that’s one hundredth of an ounce - two drachmas of mint, one drachma of dried iris flower and 20 grains of pepper, crush them together and …ta-dah! You have just made yourself a batch of the world’s oldest toothpaste.   This recipe was written in Greek on a scrap of papyrus that has been dated to the fourth century AD. The Egyptian scribe added an explanatory note, explaining that the recipe created a "powder for white and perfect teeth.” The papyrus was recently found (again) in the basement of a Viennese museum, with…
  • Dealing With Dentures

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    So you have acquired a fine set of dentures to replace those troublesome teeth, and you figure your dental issues are finally over? Well, not quite. Life with dentures is better, especially if you’ve been embarrassed about your decayed, loose or missing teeth. But your nifty new removable teeth come with their own set of potential glitches. Thankfully, most of the issues that most commonly bother denture-wearers are preventable or easily fixable.
  • How To Stop Grinding Your Teeth

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    That unsettling noise that you might occasionally hear in the middle of the night could be the sound of 40-million Americans feverishly grinding their teeth.   Many of us are plagued with bruxism – the formal term for teeth grinding and clenching - but most people don’t gash their teeth consistently. Only 10 percent of us grind so hard and so often that they fracture their fillings, crack their crowns, and/or destroy their dentures.
  • Medicare Open Enrollment. What You Need To Know Now.

    9 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
      It’s that time again. From October 15 through December 7 Medicare recipients can switch or supplement their healthcare plan. Any changes made will take effect on January 1 2015.   Medicare Basics   Original Medicare is comprised of parts A (hospitalization coverage) and B (physician coverage).   Original Medicare covers, on average, about 80 percent of an enrollee's health costs, but there is no ceiling for out-of-pocket costs. Consequently almost ninety percent of Medicare recipients have opted for either a Medigap or a Medicare Advantage plan.
  • Dental Care During Treatment For Breast Cancer

    6 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
      Your dentist should be part of the medical team you rely on during treatment for breast cancer. He or she can assist you in preventing or minimizing any potential dental problems that might arise in response to chemotherapy, and help to ensure you’ll be smiling beautifully after you conclude treatment.   Most professionals advise women to have a dental checkup at least two weeks – and preferably a month or more - before they begin chemotherapy. Check with your oncologist for guidance. Getting a checkup before your treatment starts helps to address any existing dental…
 
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    Tandurust

  • What Is A Shiatsu Foot Massage? Its Benefits and Techniques

    mkr
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:33 pm
    There are numerous pressure points on the feet, each correlated with various organs of our body and their functioning.During Shiatsu foot massage, therapists not only use finger pressure, but also use their thumbs, knuckles, palms sometimes also their knees …
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma Symptoms: Causes, Treatment & Home Remedies

    PUP
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Basal cell carcinoma is a malignant tumor arising from basal cells of upper layer of skin called epidermis and its appendages. It rarely invades other parts of body. It is more frequent in fair skin individuals. Basal cell carcinoma is …
  • Causes Of Posterior Blepharitis: Symptoms And Home Remedies

    PUP
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    Blepheritis is a disease of eye involving the margin of eyelids and the hair follicle of eyelashes. This condition is characterized by irritation, redness, itching and swelling of eyelids. Blepheritis can be acute or chronic and usually affects adults; however …
  • How Do You Get Wild Parsnip Rash? Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

    PUP
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    Many people are attracted by the blooming yellow umbel of wild parsnip when they go along the highways or roadside. However, wild parsnip is the last thing that you should come in contact with, as its sap can cause serious …
  • How Do You Get Chemical Burn On Scalp? Home Remedies To Treat It

    PUP
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    With growing use of hair dyes and several other hair care products, scalp burns have become a common medical problem. Chemical burn on scalp not only causes irritation of scalp skin but it also damages the hair follicle and hair …
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    Three Minute Egg

  • Thrive Pink Eggs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Lindsay
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    This time of year brings us together for many reasons, often in the spirit of community, to reflect and show appreciation for one another. During the month of October, we gather our resources as a global community to look for ways to contribute to the search for a cure for cancer and to help support […]
  • Black Dog Asana Reviews Three Minute Egg®

    Lindsay
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    The Incredible (Non)Edible Egg We would like to send our sincere thanks to Maggie of Black Dog Asana for saying such nice things about us on her blog. In her post about Three Minute Egg, Maggie reviews the Yogi Meal Starter Kit, including our Special Edition Alignment & Flow DVD. Here’s an excerpt: “One yoga block […]
  • Honoring BKS Iyengar

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

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

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

  • Scientific Proof That A Low Carb Diet Can Change Your Life

    Good Living Doc
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:46 am
    It would take 20 articles to describe completely how low-carb eating can improve one’s health. The advantages of minimizing carbs in the diet span just about every aspect of human function. Science proves that low-carb diets are more effective for weight loss, reducing disease risk-factors, and improving overall health than any other nutrition plan studied. […]
  • 7 Natural Remedies for Migraine Relief and Prevention

    Good Living Doc
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:01 pm
    If you’ve never experienced a migraine headache, consider yourself lucky. Approximately 300 million people worldwide suffer from migraine headache pain on a consistent basis. The risk of depression is almost 2x higher for migraine sufferers, and the physical and mental anguish they experience drive some to thoughts (and attempts) of suicide. In a study published […]
  • 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 […]
 
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  • Are You So Dumb To Skip Your Morning Breakfast

    Swarnam John
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:39 am
    Serge Berstasius, freedigitalphotos.netDuring my final year in school, we were busy preparing for the public exams. My father arranged special coaching to help me get more marks. I used to go early in the morning to attend the classes and still had my idlli and sambar breakfast. The funny part is that I used to carry a flask full of Horlicks for extra strength along with my lunch to school. Word spread about my flask of Horlicks like wild fire. And kids would actually come to my class to boo at me while am drinking my Horlicks. Those were the good old days you see!Protein rich breakfast A new…
  • How Wearable Electronic Activity Monitors Help You Reach Fitness Goals

    Swarnam John
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    How Wearable Electronic Activity Monitors Help You Reach Fitness GoalsTake care, Swarnam
  • Coffee Promotes Brain, Eye, Breast, Heart, Stomach and Liver health- Whew!

    Swarnam John
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    Feelart,freedigitalphotos.netMy sanity returns with a cup of coffee. I will shout my lungs out, my kids and even the neighbors know that I had missed my cup of coffee (just kidding). And once I had my fill I am the sweetest, most well behaved person you will ever see in the universe.So there must be something special about coffee, right? Let us begin our adventurous journey into the unknown coffee realm.Health benefits in your cup of coffeeStudies have found that coffee consumption lowers the risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis…
  • Can BPA In Baby Bottles Cause Lung, Wheeze And Fertility Problems in Kids

    Swarnam John
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Cho Joo Young, freedigitalphotos.net I prefer old fashioned steel tiffin boxes for packing my kids school lunch, much to the dismay of my tween son. He is not so comfortable with the idea of huge steel tiffin boxes with the so called healthy food.  I told him some really scary stuff which I am about to tell you now. So lend an ear.The chemical BPA in plasticsScientists are raising the alarm that BPA a chemical found in plastics may lead to reduced lung function and persistent wheeze in kids, if they are exposed to the chemical at the very tender age, say prenatal period.Sadly, this…
  • 3 Research Proven Ways to Obtain Positive Body Image

    Swarnam John
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Bigjom,freedigitalphotos.netI used to be very insecure about my body image. But once I understood the fact that I am a masterpiece made by the creator of the universe. My attitude towards my body image changed. Instead of feeling insecure, I began to follow a healthy diet, exercise and have a positive self-image about myself. And that surely did wonders to my self-esteem. Hope this understanding helps.Self-acceptance works wondersWomen who accept and tolerate their imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their body mass index. This acceptance helps them to deal with…
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    betterhealthwashington.com

  • What Is It Like to Get a Facial?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Have you ever wondered exactly what happens during a facial session? We’re here to clue you in. Most estheticians will begin by taking a look at the condition of your skin and recording any relevant medical history pertaining to your head, neck and face. Learning where you’re coming from, what you want to achieve, and […]
  • Fall Fitness Tips: Braving Colder Weather

    Lauren Cosgrove
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The days are shorter. The days are colder. Maybe that cozy couch is calling your name. But fall is no time to fall (totally on purpose) off the fitness wagon! Stay fit through wind, sleet and snow with these fabulous fall fitness tips. Have a PLAN Anyone can slip into a metaphorical rut, or even […]
  • Find Back Pain Relief with Massage Therapy

    Lauren Cosgrove
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Have you ever wondered why when you stub your toe, or bang your knee on the couch, or slip and skid your elbow, your first instinct is to touch your injury and rub away the pain? It’s a common reaction, built into our bodies’ natural coping process. In fact, massaging or clutching the area where […]
  • There’s Nothing Quite Like Chicken Chili

    Lauren Cosgrove
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Fall is a time for comfort food. With colder weather, crisp evenings, and changing colors, a good meal can truly make for a cozy evening. We’ve picked out this delightful slow-cooker chicken chili recipe, courtesy of The Clever Carrot. Besides, what is more appealing than letting a delicious recipe such as this cook itself! To […]
  • Natural Remedies for Arthritis Pain

    Lauren Cosgrove
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    Arthritis is a painful condition that shows itself through inflammation of the joints. This inflammation causes extreme stiffness and pain, gradually causing wear and tear on the body. While anti-inflammatory medications and painkillers can provide short term relief, taking natural approaches to arthritis pain can have remarkable and lasting success. So what natural remedies work […]
 
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    BlissPlan.com

  • Gorgeous Andrew Wyeth Print Framing Job!

    Sydney Johnston
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    We sell some Andrew Wyeth prints on Amazon and we recently sold one named “Monday Morning” to a lovely lady named Jeannette. Today we are thrilled to get some pictures of how Jeannette’s print looks now that she has framed it. Take a look for yourself.   So beautiful! And here’s a close-up of her […]
  • A Luscious, CHEAP Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Treatment

    Sydney Johnston
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    No doubt you’ve heard a lot about the value of alpha-hydroxy for your skin. A natural alpha-hydroxy, that is. Well, here is a luscious little goodie you can whip up yourself and it’s so cheap it’s almost obscene. Step #1: Our beauty concoction begins with a trip to the grocery to get some half and […]
  • How To Start Your Day!

    Sydney Johnston
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    How to start your day, every day … OK, maybe we don’t need to stand on the counter, but otherwise this video says it all. What could be a better way to live than to focus on gratitude and saying “Thank you” constantly, all day long. You might think that you have nothing be grateful […]
  • Do You Know If Your New “What’s-It” Is On A Recall List?

    Sydney Johnston
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    None of us want to spend our money on dangerous or defective items and with the holidays racing towards us, we need to pay even more attention. The most important group to protect, of course, is kids. Toys that easily break are bad enough, but toys that are dangerous can be a disaster. So if you’re […]
  • What Are Molluscum Warts?

    Sydney Johnston
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Molluscum warts are caused by a different HPV virus strain than is an underlying reason of most others warts. They look like skin-colored bumps of the size ranging from one to six millimeters in diameter. They may appear virtually anywhere on the skin – from upper thighs and abdomen to face, usually in clusters. The bad […]
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    DiscussHealth

  • Why Do I Have Falling Hair In The Shower

    HealthyDis
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Many women and men are concerned about lumps of falling hair in the shower. Usually, this happens after washing the hair with shampoo or conditioner. Hair fall when washing is a common condition for people who have weak hair strands and scalp. However, there are ways to prevent hair fall during shower time. What Causes […]
  • Growing Mole In Shape And Size – Is It Melanoma?

    HealthyDis
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    Having a mole is normal for a person to have. It can be a part of the skin tissue construction which is usually benign. However, a growing mole on the face and other parts of the body may be a concern. Usually, melanoma is a possible cause for mole that changes in shape and size. […]
  • What Causes Eyebrow Dandruff – Flaky White Skin In Eyebrows

    HealthyDis
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    There are people who may experience flaky white crusts in the eyebrows. Usually, these are not noticeable until one washes his face. For some people, it is not so severe that it does not warrant any treatment. However, there are some who may have severe flaky skin on the eyebrows that requires proper treatment. What […]
  • Causes Of Flaky Crust In The Scalp

    HealthyDis
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    People who experience flaky crust skin on the scalp may be infected with dandruff. Usually, a person will develop dandruff due to fungal infection. However, there are ways to prevent this condition and the crusty flaky skin on the scalp can be prevented. Why do I have dandruff? What Causes Flaky Crust On The Scalp? […]
  • What Causes Blood Stain Stool And Bowel – Blood Tinged Bowel Stool

    HealthyDis
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Some people may experience stools that are darker than usual. In some cases, one may also see blood tinged bowel especially if there are other symptoms present in the digestive tract. If you notice blood stains or streaks of blood in your stool, you should identify the cause of the problem. What Causes Blood Tinged […]
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    Lam, Sam (lamfacialplastics.com)

  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Advances in plastic surgery happen all the time and it’s pretty incredible how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. Today we are able to make facial rejuvenations that are substantial while still looking natural. Dr. Lam approaches procedures with the eye of an artist and the mind of a surgeon which creates the perfect balance between aesthetic and function. We all want to look our best and we want our best to last as long as possible. Many people, men and women alike, seek out Dr. Lam for the ultimate in facial rejuvenation: Facelift Dallas. The facelift procedure is a…
  • Lip Augmentation Dallas

    jenn
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    There are few facial features lusted after as much as round, luscious lips. For century’s women have been coveting their fuller lipped peers, celebrities and models and trying to emulate the look through make up tricks, and plump-promising glosses. For women who are ready to make a more significant and longer lasting enhancement, Dermal Fillers may be the way to go. A dermal filler works just like it sound it would by filling in areas that are lacking mass- they are also used to rejuvenate the face. A Dermal Filler will give you results that last several months, but aren’t permanent, so…
  • Otoplasty Dallas

    jenn
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    The cosmetic surgical procedure to reduce an overly large ear or to reposition an ear that is protruding from the side of the head is known as Otoplasty Dallas. Otoplasty Dallas, also known as Ear Surgery, is performed for aesthetic reasons and does not alter the function of the ear. Many children born with ears that stick out often become the target of unnecessary years of teasing from their peers. For some this may leave a wound in their self-confidence well into adulthood. Patients may also seek out Otoplasty Dallas to correct a birth defeat, for cancer reconstruction or to reconstruct…
  • Nose Surgery Dallas

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

  • Bringing Natural Light Into Your Kitchen

    BerryRipe
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    You know how a quick blast of sunshine boosts your mood? No kidding! The positive effects of natural light in the home are well documented and as we move towards the darker months, it’s time to make changes to kitchens that give dungeons a good run for their money. Your happiness and well-being are directly influenced by the production of the hormone serotonin, which is triggered when we are exposed to natural light sources. In the colder months we head to the kitchen for comfort foods, warming dishes and recipes that lift our spirits – if we add that extra super-ingredient of more…
  • Neck Pain Exercises That Will Do the Trick

    BerryRipe
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    Neck pain can be particularly unpleasant as it makes performing basic tasks very difficult, such as turning your head, sitting at a desk and even sleeping. In addition, neck pain can worsen or even cause headache pain. A good, natural way to control neck pain is through exercise. The following are several exercises that are good for controlling neck pain. Neck Pain Basic Stretch In the most basic form, a neck stretch will test your various range of motions. Ideally you will stretch each range for 10 seconds each. Be sure to also focus on the range that is most painful or uncomfortable. The…
  • Top 50 Vegan Blogs of 2014

    BerryRipe
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    For the second year in a row, BerryRipe.com is publishing it’s list of Top 50 Vegan Blogs. Berryripe.com isn’t the only place to find top notch vegan recipes and health, lifestyle, and fitness articles and we know that. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite vegan blogs for 2014. This group of selected websites are destinations that every vegan would be proud to stop by everyday to catch up on the hottest vegan recipes, latest vegan fashion, and even the most innovative vegan DIY projects. The Top 50 Vegan Blogs of 2014 are not in any particular order. Use…
  • 7 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

    BerryRipe
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    When the leaves begin to turn vibrant colors and the air becomes crisp and cool it can only mean one thing- cold and flu season has arrived. Because children collect germs like limited edition figurines, parents are especially susceptible to a number of nasty viruses and cold bugs that can sap their strength and make work and home commitments a real chore. Even if you don’t have children, spending more time indoors during the winter and fall months will expose you to more germs that can leave you stuffed up and miserable. If you’re like most people today, your busy…
  • Taking Supplements The Right Way

    BerryRipe
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Most people who take supplements need to use a product like TransferFactor-4-Life.com to make sure that they are getting the most out of their regimen. The supplement regimen that most people use when they are trying to get healthy or in shape is something that will help them with their diet and other things. There are people that are missing items from their diet, but there are other people that need supplements because they are burning off so many nutrients during the day. Supplements: The Workouts The workouts that people go through every day will make a great deal of their nutrients and…
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    Gluten Free Paleo Health Advice |Beverly Meyer | Podcast & Resources

  • Whipped Honey Cinnamon Butter CocoGhee

    Beverly Meyer
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    This yummy recipe is from Jessica Espinoza and Delicious Obsessions.   Whipped Honey Cinnamon Butter (using Coconut and Ghee)  is one of her favorites from hundreds on her site. Jessica shared this in our podcast interview about her passion for cooking, her struggles with weight and Hashimoto’s, and the evolution of her great blog. Like me, Jessica can tolerate ghee but no other dairy. Whipping ghee and coconut oil together makes a great spread, but you can use butter instead if you wish.The combo of creamy, salty, sweet and cinnamon-y goes well on any…
  • Melissa Curtis Interviews Beverly: Candida and Hormones Preventing Weight Loss

    Beverly Meyer
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    How do Candida and excess hormones prevent weight loss?  I’m here on MelissaCurtis’s show about weight and health for women over 40.  She writes and podcasts at her Fat To Fit: My Quest website.I shared with Melissa my belief that losing weight is never the body’s priority.  It may be your personal priority, but the body has its own agenda!  Fighting infection, keeping the heart and lungs going and managing blood pressure and circulation are always going to trump “weight loss” from the body’s point of view.So how do we lose…
  • 6 Reasons to Avoid Coconut Oil, Milk or Flour

    Beverly Meyer
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Should coconuts be off the menu?  Are there valid reasons to avoid coconut oil, meat, milk or water?   My clients occasionally do see problems with coconuts (and I do too).  Sometimes it’s the oil and sometimes issues occur with the meat or milk.  Coconuts can offer wonderful health benefits, both internally and externally, but like all things, they may not be right for YOU.  Check out these questions and try going coconut-free for a few weeks before consuming again.  Watch for effects in any area.  Self-experimentation is one of the…
  • Delicious Obsessions With Jessica Espinoza

    Beverly Meyer
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Delicious Obsessions is one of my favorite blogs! Anything you want to know about gluten free Real Food and Healthy Living can be found here, including recipes, DIY advice and hundreds of articles and guest posts from Jessica and many health and food experts.Jessica’s passion is developing recipes for foods and self-care products. They’re gluten free, Paleo friendly, easy and creative.  Jessica’s a big fan of coconut oil, and in our interview (see link below) she shared one of her favorite recipes – for Whipped Honey Cinnamon CocoGhee.  Use it as a spread on…
  • Paleo Pumpkin Pudding

    Beverly Meyer
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    I love pumpkin and I love pudding.  This egg-free Paleo pumpkin pudding makes a super-easy snack, dessert or side dish.Have a serving of protein with it and it makes a meal. How about Pumpkin Pudding and cold roast chicken or turkey?  Or a pasture-raised pork chop?  This recipe uses gelatin instead of eggs.  Quality gelatin is an essential element to gut health recovery, so eat this frequently (but maybe with less sweetener).   I prefer Vital Proteins gelatin but use Great Lakes if you have it. Read my blog post comparing the two when you have a…
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    HellaWella

  • Test your carving skills with these 17 kick-ass carved pumpkins

    Vivian Lee
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Test your carving skills with these 17 kick-ass carved pumpkins10/21/2014By Vivian LeeHalloween is just a little more than a week away, and time’s running out for you to break out your carving supplies and dazzle the Internet with your...
  • 9 ridiculous kitchen gadgets we can’t believe exist

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    9 ridiculous kitchen gadgets we can’t believe exist10/21/2014By BrightNestIf you walk down the kitchen aisle in your nearest Walmart or Target, you’ll see hundreds of kitchen gadgets in all sorts of colors, shapes and sizes...
  • 5 garden ideas to grow food in small spaces

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    5 garden ideas to grow food in small spaces10/21/2014By Angie's ListUrban and apartment dwellers’ lack of space limits the amount of room to grow — both in family members or gardens. For residents looking to flourish...
  • The proper way to use hand weights for beginners

    Jennifer Mosscrop
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The proper way to use hand weights for beginners10/20/2014By Jennifer MosscropHand weights can be tricky if you’re just starting out. They’re a bit awkward to hold, especially if you’re holding the wrong weight for your level...
  • Thai pumpkin curry with mustard greens and forbidden rice

    Vivian Lee
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Thai pumpkin curry with mustard greens and forbidden rice10/20/2014By Blue ApronLet’s welcome in the autumn, Thailand-style. In this recipe, you’ll make a delicious pumpkin curry with traditional aromatics and Thai basil. In...
 
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    HealClick Blog | Putting Experiences of Patients First

  • HealClick Hiatus

    healclick@gmail.com
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:09 pm
    The main site is currently on hiatus as we work out some kinks. We aren’t sure about the timeframe but are hopeful that things will be sorted out quickly. The post HealClick Hiatus appeared first on HealClick Blog.
  • Tips and Tricks For Eating Organic and Non-GMO

    healclick@gmail.com
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:55 pm
    I am a firm believer that in order to heal from any kind of illness your body needs the proper fuel put into it. And in the same breath that includes knowing what to keep out. Before I got sick I was blissfully unaware of all the toxins and chemicals we come in contact with in every day life, and I was even less aware of the harmful additives in food. Something as simple as an apple or an ear of corn can be chalk full of pesticides and be so genetically modified that once it gets into our bodies it’s causing way more harm than giving us good nutritional value. I learned very quickly once my…
  • Why Are Showers SO Exhausting With Lyme Disease? And What You Can Do To Help

    healclick@gmail.com
    25 May 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Showers are exhausting. For a long time I wondered why a shower used to put me out of commission for 2 days. Before I was properly diagnosed this was a giant mystery to me. I noticed that on the weekends I would have plans with my friends and I would feel pretty good most of the day. However once I showered, got ready, and made it to the restaurant I suddenly had no appetite, full on nausea, and I was so tired I could have gone to sleep face down in my mashed potatoes. It was something that led to me opting to spend a lot of my weekends at home with a warm tea and a good movie so I could skip…
  • Bargaining With Pain

    healclick@gmail.com
    9 May 2014 | 9:37 am
    Pain; It’s such a subjective word. Everyone has a different threshold for it, and sometimes you don’t even realize your ability to handle pain until you’re being faced with it head on. Sometimes I take a step back and I am in awe that I go through my days with this pain that would’ve been intolerable to me five years ago. At the very beginning of this journey it was too much for me to bear, but slowly my body went into survival mode. I knew that I had to develop thicker skin if I was going to get through this. I knew that I had to raise my pain tolerance and it’s…
  • Happy Lyme Awareness Month! A List of Events for the Month of May

    healclick@gmail.com
    2 May 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Happy May everyone! As most of you know, May is Lyme Disease Awareness month. Spreading awareness is a full time affair, but during the month of May the heat is really on to make people aware of the risks that ticks pose. Spring has finally sprung, and now more than ever its important to let everyone know how to protect themselves, what the symptoms are, and what to do if they get bit. Everyone can do something to raise awareness, no matter how big or small. Wearing lime green, or a Lyme ribbon, or something else to prompt conversation with others is a great gesture. Also, attending some of…
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    Healthy Family Matters

  • Step Out Diabetes Walk

    Erica Brooks
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:25 pm
    This weekend my family participated in the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out Diabetes Walk at the National Harbor in Washington, D.C.  It  has been 3yrs since my husband was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Since then he has changed his diet dramatically by eating more fresh vegetables, fruits like apples, grapes and various berries, lean meats and seafood. Also cutting back on sugar and foods high in carbs. To supplement the clean eating, he goes to the gym three times a week doing aquatic aerobics as his work schedule permits. Our children and I have supported him and the…
  • Meditation: The Art Of Finding Health & Inner Peace

    Ashley Brown
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    Mental health is vital part of our lives and should be nurtured in the best possible way. But accomplishing meditation is a matter of strict discipline and repeated efforts. We all experience life in this modern world as a topsy-turvy madhouse where peace is just out of sight. So it becomes a genuine need to turn inwards and seek the bliss of peace. The art of meditation Meditation is an art form practiced to relieve the mind from the atrocities of the world. There are endless benefits of meditation for body, mind and soul. Meditation releases stress from our mind like it was never there. It…
  • Natural Hair Clarifier Recipe

    Erica Brooks
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    DIY Natural Hair Clarifier Recipe If your hair is feeling limp or feels drier than you’d like even after shampooing and conditioning, it may need clarification. Clarification removes product buildup that can occur from shampoo, oils, hair butters, hard water, etc. Below is a natural hair clarifier recipe that requires few ingredients that you can make in less than ten minutes to bring your hair back to life. Ingredients: 2 drops Rosemary OR Thyme essential oil ¼ cup vinegar ¾ cup water 8 oz bottle Directions: Mix ¼ cup vinegar with ¾ cup water in a clean bottle. Add a couple drops…
  • Pumpkin Patch Fun at Agriculture Education Day

    Erica Brooks
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    The kids and I had a day of fun learning about Agriculture while checking a few things off our Fall bucket list. We attended the 8th annual Agriculture Education Day held at Y Worry Pumpkin Patch & Christmas Tree Farm in Davidsonville, Maryland. It was a day filled with live music, farm animals, local food vendors, local craft and agriculture product vendors, games, scarecrow stations, hay bail pyramid, corn maze, cornstalk teepee and pumpkin patch! Admission was free as well as the activities. Food and pumpkins were for sale but affordable. We had a blast. Check out the fun we had below:…
  • Exploring the Law of Success – Mindset

    Erica Brooks
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Last week we talked about the Law of Vision. Today on Mompreneur Monday listen in as Melissa shares how the law of success, Mindset, can help you to build your business. Your circumstances do NOT determine what you have in life but there is simple thing that does….. your Mindset.  What you think and how you think. Learn how this law of success can easily be tapped into by simply changing…. the way you think! Listen to the replay below: How will you use this law of success to grow your business? The post Exploring the Law of Success – Mindset appeared first on Healthy Family…
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  • Joke of the day – Englishman and parrot

    newbloggycat
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:36 pm
    A Englishman with a parrot on his shoulder walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Wow, that’s cool. Where did you get him?” The parrot says, “In England. They’ve got tons of them over there.” Tagged: animal jokes, bar, bar jokes, bartender, clean jokes, England, englishman, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, good clean jokes, good jokes, humour, inspirational, jokes, parrot, parrot jokes, short jokes, very funny jokes
  • Quote of the day – Edward Hopper

    newbloggycat
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:51 pm
    “If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.” - Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967) Tagged: art, artist, beauty, colours, creativity, expression, famous quotes, imagination, inadequacy-of-words, inspirational, motivational, paint, painters, painting, power-of-words, quotes, reason, self-expression, silence, skill, skills, talent, talents, truth, words
  • Joke of the day – Bubble bath

    newbloggycat
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:44 pm
    What do you call a dog that likes bubble baths? A shampoodle! Tagged: bubble bath, bubble baths, clean jokes, dog, dogs, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, poodle, Q & A jokes, shampoo, short jokes, shower, very funny jokes
  • Quote of the day – Eleanor Roosevelt

    newbloggycat
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:52 pm
    “Do one thing every day that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt Tagged: adventure, challenges, chances, change, courage, dare, determination, famous quotes, fear, hope, inspirational, just-do-it, life, life and living, life-lessons, passion, personal-growth, quotes, risk-taking, risks, self improvement, timidity, truth
  • Quote of the day – Charles Schulz

    newbloggycat
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:34 pm
    “Be yourself. No one can say you’re doing it wrong.” – Charles Schulz Tagged: acceptance, be yourself, be-your-true-self, being-yourself, change, conformity, cute cat pics, famous quotes, funny cat pics, honesty, humor, individuality, inspirational quotes, life, life and living, life-lessons, motivational, quotes, self-discovery, self-expression, truth, unique
 
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    Help Your Back

  • Foot Pain And Long-Term Effects Of Wearing High Heels

    Igor
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
      Women love wearing high heels and men love seeing women wear them, that`s a proven fact. I`m sure that some of you might not agree with me on this, but the latest results from a study conducted by American Podiatric Medical Association showed that 49% of adult US women wear high heels and a whopping 71% continue to wear them despite the foot pain these shoes are causing them 1! The study also showed, however, that women don`t wear them that often. In fact, only 5% wear them five days a week, which is a good thing since wearing heels on a daily basis can lead to foot pain, structural and…
  • You Can Predict And Prevent Back Pain During Pregnancy

    Igor
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    In addition to being common in general population (it is estimated that as many as 80% of US adults will experience a back problem at some point in their life – source: American Chiropractic Association ) back pain, and especially lower back pain, is also common in pregnancy. Most studies show that as much as 50% of all pregnant women will experience it. And one particular Swedish study even showed that 79% of pregnant woman (who participated in the study) were unable to continue their work due to an intense lower back pain. So what does this information tell us? Firstly, that back pain…
  • Find Out What Causes Waist Pain And How To Treat It

    Igor
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    It is quite difficult addressing the causes of waist pain since waist is the part of the abdomen located between hips and bottom of the rib cage. Due to its location , many of the waist pain causes are linked to the lower back problems, poor posture and lack of exercise. Of course, there are other causes of problems in this area, and we will be going over some of the most common ones in the following text. So, if you want to learn more, keep reading. Most Common Causes Of Waist Pain Lower Back Pain Lower back pain is the leading cause of problems in the waist area. It is so common, in fact,…
  • Find Out Why You Have Pain In Your Underarm – Armpit Pain

    Igor
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    For most of us, underarm is probably one of the last places on your body where you would expect to feel pain. But it`s actually not as surprising as it may seem. Armpit is a place where many muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and major blood vessels cross path, any any one of these structures can cause problems. Also, armpit pain is often accompanied by anxiety, especially if you notice swelling or feel a painful lump. This is when most people start to panic, since their first association is cancer. But, in most cases underarm pain is relatively harmless and will go away on its own in a…
  • Our Review Of Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Massager

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

  • Rounded Well Being by Dr. Mark Tagon

    Deborah Campbell
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:11 am
    So many people in the 21st century and before thinking their lives are fine because they have all the material things they would need and people to share with. Unfortunately so many of us are failures in one of the most important aspects of our lives; family, relationships, health and spirituality. This is because not many people are able to balance their priorities and this usually means that one or more aspects are neglected. Marctagon’s Synergy is a blog program written by Dr. Mark Tagon to teach people and especially busy professionals and business people to have an all rounded healthy…
  • Dr. Marc Tagon an Expert in Motivational and Personal Development

    Deborah Campbell
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    Dr. Marctagon who is an urban specialized and entrepreneur claims that he is not a genuine doctor but just a specialist online doctor. He is the founder and local life synergist at Marctagon Synergy with an age of thirty year’s plus. Apart from maintaining Synergy he, also own a technology consulting business and blog, called the Marctagon IT. During his free time, he usually trains for his next race and also maintains an intermittent go on hunger strike lifestyle. He believes in God’s power living a positive life accordingly despite the common challenges in our daily lives. Marc did…
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    bodykind - natural health and beauty blog

  • Natural Remedies for Women’s Intimate Health

    Mike McCabe
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Want natural remedies for women’s intimate health? Try Probiotics. Us women are great at talking about nearly everything you can think of. However, despite the fact that most women will suffer from thrush, cystitis and / or bacterial vaginosis (BV) during their life time, it appears that intimate health is something we are all apparently too shy to talk about. The facts are that 75% of women suffer from thrush once in their lifetime, 50% suffer from cystitis at least once and BV affects 1 in 3 women with a high rate of recurrence. Typically these are treated with topical ointments which…
  • Ease stress levels with Magnesium for restful nights this Sleeptember

    Mike McCabe
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    September marks the start of a new school year. Typically at this time of year our lives become busier, the holiday period is over and work pressure builds as we head into the colder, darker months in the run up to Christmas. A recent study by The Sleep Council found that 90% of people admit to suffering from some form of stress in their lives, with almost two out of five saying they are regularly, frequently or constantly stressed. Not surprisingly three quarters say they have problems sleeping while stressed, with the catch 22 that almost a third say when they can’t sleep they get…
  • Your Child’s Health Checklist

    Mike McCabe
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    It can be difficult getting your kid’s into a back to school mind-set after the summer holidays, so why not prepare them in advance by boosting the mental and physical performance of your little one with a diet packed with vitamins and nutrients and regular exercise over the next 6 weeks. Follow our checklist to help you give your child a head start of their next school year: Its summer so make sure your little one gets a small dose of vitamin D courtesy of the sun (all fair-skinned people need is a few minutes of sun on their hands, arms and face every day). However, if the sun isn’t…
  • Magnesium supplementation boosts physical performance in older women

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

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

  • Food Day. You ready for this?

    ojohnson
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    One of the coolest things about being a student dietitian is the opportunities I have to learn about all sorts of wonderful new things related to food, healthy eating and overall wellness. It’s now my...
  • I tried it: Raw brownie bites

    ojohnson
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    One of the biggest challenges of this Paleo challenge hasn’t been eating more fruits and veg. It hasn’t been avoiding carbs (although I’d do some pretty crazy things for a pancake right now). Honestly, it’s...
  • Paleo: So what am I eating?

    ojohnson
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    One of the most difficult parts about doing this Paleo challenge is the timing. I’m dealing with my worst semester of school yet, juggling projects for class and seemingly endless assignments, dedicating time to my supervised...
  • Paleo challenge update: Hi, I’m hangry.

    ojohnson
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Hey folks. On September 15, I kicked off the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge with a while slew of people at my CrossFit gym and other gyms around the country. As I hope you know, I’m...
  • Do not pray for an easy life

    ojohnson
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    This quote was hand-written on a board in the entrance of the funeral home. What a beautiful quote, I thought. Especially for someone who endured so much and yet was possibly one of the shiniest,...
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    SmokersFitness.com

  • Is it heart disease?

    thkatz
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Heart disease is still the #1 killer in the United States, causing roughly 600,000 deaths. The main risk factors are smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, age, and family history of heart disease at a young age. Although you can’t control age or family history, the first four risk factors are in our control […] The post Is it heart disease? appeared first on SmokersFitness.com.
  • What smoking does to our lungs – in graphic detail

    thkatz
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    All of you are aware that smoking damages most of the body, especially the lungs. An experiment loaded to the Internet by Devon Arbelo graphically depicts that damage. On one side are a set of healthy pinkish lungs from a nonsmoker. As air is introduced, the lungs expand very nicely. On the other side are […] The post What smoking does to our lungs – in graphic detail appeared first on SmokersFitness.com.
  • Placidex?

    thkatz
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:26 pm
    The Onion spoofs big pharma’s approach to mental health, here. In an effort to alleviate the vague, passing sensation of restlessness and unease that inexplicably afflicts thousands of people each day… The post Placidex? appeared first on SmokersFitness.com.
  • A lifetime of bad choices condensed into less than two minutes

    thkatz
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    Most of us know that smoking, eating junk food, and avoiding physical activity are all bad for our health. The problem is that each individual cigarette, cookie, or hour on the couch watching TV causes very limited damage – so much so that we barely think about it. How many of you plan to quit […] The post A lifetime of bad choices condensed into less than two minutes appeared first on SmokersFitness.com.
  • Blueberries and beans: Do miracle foods really exist?

    thkatz
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Miracle Foods! Every day we’re hit with headlines describing all sorts of miracle foods, supplements, etc. For example, a common headline might read “Blueberries are good for the brain” or “Beans reduce the risk of colon cancer by 20%.” The headlines always sound amazing yet simple – what better way to improve my health than […] The post Blueberries and beans: Do miracle foods really exist? appeared first on SmokersFitness.com.
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    Primally Inspired

  • How To Make Kimchi (My Mom’s Famous Spicy Kimchi Recipe!)

    Primally Inspired
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    How To Make Kimchi (My Mom’s Famous Spicy Kimchi Recipe) Have you ever had kimchi? (Sometimes spelled Kimchee, too).  Today I’m going to teach you how to make kimchi. And not just any kimchi – my mom’s famous spicy kimchi! This stuff is the bomb! Kimchi is a traditional fermented food and it’s even Korea’s national dish. Koreans generally eat a small amount of kimchi with every single meal.  Kimchi is made with vegetables and spices and is lacto fermented. That means it’s jam packed with beneficial probiotics that help our immune health and digestion. In other…
  • 20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths Debunked

    Primally Inspired
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths Debunked by Science   Mainstream nutrition is full of nonsense. Despite clear advancements in nutrition science, the old myths don’t seem to be going anywhere. Here are 20 mainstream nutrition myths that have been debunked by scientific research. Myth 1: The Healthiest Diet is a Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet With Lots of Grains Several decades ago, the entire population was advised to eat a low-fat, high-carb diet (1). At the time, not a single study had demonstrated that this diet could actually prevent disease. Since then, many high quality studies…
  • Red Beet Eggs using Fresh Beets

    Primally Inspired
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Red Beet Eggs Using Fresh Beets I pulled my jar of red beet eggs out of the fridge while a friend from out west was visiting.  She looked at me like I had two heads and said, “Um…..what are those?” I forgot that this Pennsylvania Dutch favorite is not well known in other parts of the country.  If you are from or have ever lived near Pennsylvania Dutch or Amish country, red beet eggs are a very familiar food to you (along with Sheetz, being 10 minutes late for work because you got stuck behind an Amish buggy, having to get the front end of your car aligned entirely too much because of…
  • October Stitch Fix Review

    Primally Inspired
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    October Stitch Fix Review   My October Fix is here! I was especially looking forward to this Fix because I needed some cooler weather pieces. When we moved at the beginning of the summer, I got rid of over 95% of my closet. Getting rid of “stuff” is such a freeing feeling, don’t you think? I felt so amazing after that!    I’m now using Stitch Fix to help me build my closet with some really great pieces that are handpicked just for me. It’s my hope to keep a very minimal closet and only have items that I truly love, are perfect for me and are ones…
  • Grain Free Pizza Crust (Paleo)

    Primally Inspired
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    Grain Free Pizza Crust (Paleo) So this happened a few weekends ago: Drool worthy, right?! And let me just tell you – it was so good. Like better than a pizza shop good.  I’m not exaggerating.  And the best part is the crust! The Grain Free Pizza Crust! Mmmm hmmm. If you like crispy, thin crust, you are going to fall in love with this crust. This recipe happened accidentally when I was trying to make a pie. Sometimes recipe fails turn into the best things. And in this case and lucky for us, this recipe evolved into the best grain free pizza crust I’ve ever tasted. My husband says…
 
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    Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada

  • 10+ Tips to Keep Well and Active as the Cold Weather Approaches

    vince
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    As Summer winds down and the cool weather takes hold here are 10 ways that we think will help you stay well and active. The post 10+ Tips to Keep Well and Active as the Cold Weather Approaches appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Mountain Trek featured in Canada’s Largest Newspaper

    vince
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Mountain Trek was featured on the cover of the Globe and Mail newspaper's Travel section this month. The post Mountain Trek featured in Canada’s Largest Newspaper appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • 24 Easy Ways to Fall into Fitness this Autumn

    MountainTrek
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    We want to help with your return to routine! Here are our top tips for falling into an Autumn exercise program. The post 24 Easy Ways to Fall into Fitness this Autumn appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Digital Detox: Top Tips to Manage gadgetry for a stress-free life

    MountainTrek
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    How much time are you spending on your gadgets? Are you spending enough time OFFline? The post Digital Detox: Top Tips to Manage gadgetry for a stress-free life appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Food Addiction: How to beat it, for good

    MountainTrek
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Food Addiction is real and it is serious. But the good news is, we can overcome it and train ourselves to make healthy, better food choices. The post Food Addiction: How to beat it, for good appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities

  • A “Zesty” Take on Eclairs!

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    As I have mentioned in previous posts, my mind… Is like a bowling ball in the gutter at a bowling alley. And when I think of the oh so flaky, yet thick and gooey éclair pastry… My mind throws gutter balls worse than a blindfolded kangaroo hopping on one foot would. I think the French created this pastry so my mind (and yours too?) can have immature field days whenever I think about this oblong, cream filled “delicacy”. However, as some of you [Read On!]
  • Good Mood Food: We Could All Use Some

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Let me take a WILD guess as to what happened to you this morning… You woke up after pressing snooze for about 45 minutes. Realizing that you’re going to be extremely late, you wrestle with your TRUE love (your lush pillow but of course) only to fall flat on your face thanks to your bed pulling a “piledriver” on you… A move that’s even banned from the WWE. After regaining consciousness, you dizzily race on over to your “trusty” liquid energizer (your [Read On!]
  • Joan Rivers: A Toast To You!

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    Joan Rivers and I met a couple of times when I worked at E! Entertainment. “THE TWINS” circa Feb 2011! OMG am I wearing… GASP: HEELS? Check us out now MAKING POP TARTS! I’m still shocked she never once told me that my outfits look like regurgitated remnants of a broken garbage disposal. The dress code in the GiGi Eats kitchen! She didn’t even say ANYTHING about my Adidas sandals that have been surgically fused to my feet for the past 6 years. I wonder how many plastic [Read On!]
  • Recipe Redux: Get Chip-Faced with Chipkins

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    Dehydration is never a good look in Hollywood…. Can you guess the fashion designer? I could have posted another photo of Tara Reid, but no need to “rib” on her again!   Or anywhere for that matter…  Is this normal? Cat people – weigh in…   EXCEPT for… THE KITCHEN! Uh, please do take a minute to check out this sensual food pornography…   Today I am serving up dehydrated pumpkin chips, or what I like to call CHIPKINS! It’s [Read On!]
  • Gobble Up These Turbutkles!

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    Do you suffer from, Brumotactillophobia or…  In other words: do you FLIP OUT if any food on your plate touches? Well then… The following (and then some) are not your friends: Chili Fruit at the Bottom Yogurt Katy Perry Scrambled Eggs Tacos Stir Fries Nicki Minaj Anything Made on The Food Network Channel Thanksgiving Dinner My Refrigerator  And…  Turbutkle Bites Phew! It’s a good thing I don’t have such a phobia or else I would DEFINITELY starve to death… I would never dance like a stripper [Read On!]
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    Fit & Healthy 365

  • Getting to Know You – 2014 Reader Survey

    Lydia Di Francesco
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Would you love to be healthier? More fit? Have more energy? Fit better in your clothes? Help us help YOU! Coach Lydia and Fit & Healthy 365 want to learn a bit about you so that we can better help you improve your health and life. Our goal is to help you Eat Better. Move More. Build a Healthy Lifestyle and to best do that we need to know some things about you We’ve created a short (2-3 minute) survey. Don’t worry, all data will be kept confidential and not shared with anyone. >> Click here to participate. (Here’s the full link: http://goo.gl/forms/rlE0KPxC83) Enter…
  • Pumpkin Protein Pancakes {recipe}

    Lydia Di Francesco
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    It’s Pumpkin Time of year!! Now that it’s Autumn, pumpkin flavored food and drinks are everywhere. This morning I decided to try out creating a pumpkin protein pancake recipe… and it worked! It seems that pumpkin purée is a great substitute for applesauce. (Good to keep in mind for future baking) As with all my recipes, it’s really simple. Ingredients: • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée (not pie filling) • 1/4 cup egg whites • 1 scoop protein powder (I used Cookies and Cream) • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice Blend all ingredients together. Cook the same way you would cook a…
  • The Number One Secret for Clearing Your To-Do List

    Lydia Di Francesco
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    How big is your To-Do List? If it’s anything like mine, it’s LOOOOONG…. and feels like it’s never ending. You feel overwhelmed with everything you have and want to accomplish, but it feels like there’s no time to get it all done. Know what? There’s isn’t enough time. Sorry. I hate breaking bad news, but it’s true. We will always have more things to do than time. So, what’s the secret to getting things done and clearing your To-Do List? ONE THING. Each day, decide what is the most important priority for you that day. Put that on your list.
  • Baked Berry Protein Oatmeal {recipe}

    Lydia Di Francesco
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Hands up if you often struggle with what to eat for breakfast. I know I do. Sure, I’ve got my go-to eggs and toast or a protein smoothie or regular oatmeal, but sometimes I want something different. Enter the Baked Berry Protein Oatmeal. It’s warm, healthy and easy to make with minimal ingredients. Here’s what you need: Dry – 1 cup rolled oats – 2 scoops protein powder (I use BioX Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl) – 1 Tbsp cinnamon – 1/2 tsp baking powder Wet – 1 cup egg whites – 1 cup unsweetened applesauce – 1 cup frozen berries Easy…
  • 10 Sneaky, Simple Ways to Eat More Veggies

    Lydia Di Francesco
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    We all know we should eat more vegetables, but it’s often tough to eat enough of them. Here are 10 ways to eat more vegetables:1. Smoothie – eat a smoothie for breakfast or snack. Add a cup of spinach and some berries. You won’t taste the spinach, I promise.2. Chop in advance – spend 30-45 minutes and chop all your vegetables for the week. Good ideas are carrots, celery, sweet peppers, etc.3. Cook in advance – I steam all my broccoli and cauliflower for the week all at once. I store in glass containers and it lasts about 5 days.4. Salad – obvious, but…
 
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    Sara T, M.D.

  • 5 Considerations When Making Decisions

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    “Do nothing, and nothing happens. Life is about decisions. You either make them or they’re made for you, but you can’t avoid them.” ~ Mhairi McFarlane, You Had Me At Hello Decisions, decisions. Life is comprised of endless choices we make, sometimes leaving us feeling uncertain and wondering what would have happened if we chose ‘door #2′. On the other hand, when the opposite happens and we exclaim, “That is the best decision I ever made”, we feel validated and confident. Some choices seem inconsequential such as what to have for dinner, however, other choices…
  • Quelling Anxiety in the Face of Uncertainty

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    “Normal, in our house, is like a blanket too short for a bed – sometimes it covers you just fine, and other times it leaves you cold and shaking; and worst of all, you never know which of the two it’s going to be.” ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper Anxiety has always been a part of who I am – I have come to accept it. I am certain that I entered this world with worries, exiting feet first, and planting them firmly in the ground. Not one to either live like a dreamer or live on the edge, I listen to the little worrier within me. Anxiety is often given a bad rap,…
  • Adaptability or Resilience – What is More Beneficial?

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” ~ Charles Darwin Our world is constantly faced with new obstacles not only on a global level, but also on a community level. From natural disasters, such as hurricanes and floods, to lethal infections such as Ebola. The world becomes smaller during such times as we rebuild, treat and try to prevent future disasters. But what happens on an individual level when you are faced with a personal crisis? At some point during our lifetime, we will all be faced with losses, illnesses, and…
  • Difficult Conversations – Talking to Your Children About Death

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Death is a difficult conversation no matter what age. Young children have a hard time conceptualizing the meaning of death, and as we age, we have a difficult time accepting the finality of death. This topic lends itself to feelings of vulnerability and fear. Matthew O’Reilly shares his experiences with people who are dying in the TEDTalk “Am I dying?”. In this poignant talk, he addresses the misconception that someone…
  • Wisdom With Experience – A Conversation With My Resident-Self Part II

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” ~ Albert Einstein Last week I addressed the notion that I am sure we have all had at some point in time – wanting to impart our current knowledge on our younger self. Specifically, I wrote about 10 things I wish I had known as a resident that I now recognize. Looking back, I do think I approached some of that transitional time in my life between student and clinician right. Sometimes in life we need to be authentic, living life based on our beliefs and values no matter what the…
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    Dedicated Not Addicted

  • Karora Golden Girl Review

    Laura Clendenning
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Today I am so excited to share yet another amazing product with you. I want to give a huge thank you to those in Ireland at KARORA Ltd. for sending me not one, but two of their fabulous products. As a bikini competitor, many of you already know that we are required to get two coats of an extremely dark (not normal!) tan prior to competing. These KARORA products are not for this type of tan but more for your everyday NORMAL natural look. Gradual and spray tanning products are a much safer option when compared to tanning beds – for obvious reasons; skin aging, skin cancer, and other…
  • Total Body Workout Schedule

    Laura Clendenning
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Good Thursday Morning Everyone! I realize that I have not posted in awhile and I am truly sorry. I have been busy working out the details of my personal training business. I am happy to share that I have started taking clients in the Vancouver area and online as well. Stay tuned for the launch of my new website in the next few weeks! As for today, I am going to discuss a question I was asked about my workout schedule. The truth is that it is always changing. I like to mix up my training routine about every four weeks. This keeps me motivated as well as my body guessing! When I began lifting…
  • Burn Fat with Extreme CLA

    Laura Clendenning
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    What is CLA? CLA stands for Conjugated Linoleic Acid. It is a naturally occuring fatty acid in the body. CLA is thought to help burn fat cells in the body and lose body weight. How does it work? Countless clinical studies show that you indeed will burn fat and lose weight while supplementing with CLA. It does this by going into