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  • New BMJ editorial: “How Medicine is Broken, and How We Can Fix It”

    Bad Science
    Ben Goldacre
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    There are some big problems in medicine, and the public are right to be concerned about our shortcomings. Last week we found out that the Chief Medical Officer has written to the Academy of Medical Sciences, asking for an authoritative review into problems in the evidence we use to choose treatments, focusing especially on concerns […]
  • Heart surgery in Silicon Valley: The future is already here

    KevinMD.com
    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/barb-dehn" rel="tag">Barb Dehn, NP, RN</a>
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Here is a behind-the-scenes peek into an operating room in the midst of Silicon Valley. Here, routinely there is a groundbreaking intersection of technology and medicine that’s blurring the lines between what’s possible today and what you’ll come to expect as routine in the future. Imagine two experienced surgeons working side by side to replace a calcified, stenotic and tired aortic valve within a man’s heart without ever having to cut into the heart muscle. Imagine also, that unlike what was available in the past, this patient will not have to endure having his…
  • Exercise and chronic disease: Get the facts

    All Mayo Clinic health information topics
    20 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
  • Kale (prepared two ways) salad

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

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    Kendall Van Blarcom
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:18 am
    Exercise is important to the health and well-being of people at any age. As people grow older, it can be much more difficult to move the body, though. This can make many people who are elderly reluctant to engage in physical activities. Avoiding exercise is not wise, however. Exercising has many benefits, especially when people are in their Golden Years. A Body in Motion Stays in Motion You’ve probably seen the commercial in which this phrase has been said, “A body in motion stays in motion.” It’s not a way to get you to buy something. It’s true. The less you move, the less you’re…
 
 
 
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    The New Republic

  • How to Improve Obamacare

    Bill Gardner
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    The Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell last week preserved the Affordable Care Act's subsidies for all enrollees, and Chief Justice John Roberts’s vehement dismissal of the plaintiffs’ arguments
  • The Other Winner in the Supreme Court's Wild Week: Big Business

    Suzy Khimm
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:34 am
    It's tempting to see the Supreme Court's decisions last week to uphold Obamacare and legalize gay marriage as wildly divergent from its decision on Monday to strike down
  • Liberals, Don't Get Complacent about the Supreme Court

    Brian Beutler
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:25 am
    John Roberts closed his opinion in King v. Burwell on a note that has liberals hailing the end of the right wing’s judicial assault on the Affordable Care Act. The ruling was crafted to settle the question of the law’s valuable insurance subsidies once and for all, and contain
  • Donald Trump Stole Chris Christie’s Brand

    Elspeth Reeve
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:23 am
    Chris Christie, the Republican Party's latest presidential candidate, is selling himself as the big bold brand who’s not afraid to say what he really thinks. But how can the New Jersey governor run on this real-talk-from-a-loud-jerk platform when Donald Trump has already been performing a wonderf
  • The Supreme Court Just Approved a Lethal Injection Drug that No One Understands

    Ben Crair
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:55 pm
    The conservative justices of the Supreme Court were no more gracious in victory today than they were in defeat last week. They prevailed in Glossip v. Gross, a case about the legality of a drug called midazolam that some states use in lethal injections, but they still assaulted th
 
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  • More Sex Doesn't Make People Happier

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:24 am
    A recent study found that couples who increased the amount of sex they had per week actually ended up hating sex more.
  • The Biology Of Sex , In Pictures

    7 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    The deeper reasons for the ubiquity of sex are still not fully understood. All the more reason, we think, to marvel at the many ways that sex is implemented in biology.
  • The Scientific Case For Decriminalizing Sex Work

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    New research suggests that existing legislation against sex work may also be harming society at large — and that decriminalizing sex work could help slow the spread of HIV.
  • The Economics Of The Sex Trade

    12 Mar 2014 | 4:31 am
    A street prostitute in Dallas may make as little as $5 per sex act. But pimps can take in $33,000 a week in Atlanta, where the sex business brings in an estimated $290 million per year. These are just some of the findings of a landmark government-sponsored report on the size and structure of the sex economy.
  • ' Sex Box,' The Only Show Where People Have Sex In A Box, Is Coming To America

    11 Mar 2014 | 6:09 pm
    " Sex Box." The only show where a couple is judged by a panel of sex experts immediately following having sex on a stage. It's the same highly literal naming principle as "Snakes On A Plane."
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Different Forms for Different Pages in WordPress

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

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

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

    Phil Hollows
    13 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Want your subscriber email blog updates to be more than a rehash of your blog posts? Splendid! Because now they can be, as the FeedBlitz EZ Template editor just keeps getting better. Want to extract your blog’s main photo and use it as a “hero image” at the top of your mailing for extra impact? Now you can. Perhaps you need thumbnails for daily or weekly digests with many posts? Done and done. In addition to adding more dynamic content such as pins from Pinterest, pictures from Instagram and (New!) the latest from Tumblr, we are now giving you much more flexibility in how…
  • No Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.

    Phil Hollows
    12 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    Telephone support will be unavailable today; live chat (from the top toolbar) and email support will still be available during east coast business hours, however. Phone support will be added back on Wednesday, May 13th.        Related StoriesNo Support Today, Monday May 25 2015Resolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS Problems 
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  • U.S. seeks up to $3.35 billion in Novartis kickback lawsuit

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:13 am
    The United States says Novartis AG should pay as much as $3.35 billion in damages and civil fines because the Swiss drugmaker used kickbacks to boost sales of two drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid. In papers filed Monday night in Manhattan federal court, the government said it deserves that sum under the federal False Claims Act over alleged improper reimbursements for Exjade, used by patients who receive blood transfusions, and Myfortic, for patients with kidney transplants. The government is seeking up to $1.52 billion in damages, representing triple the sums allegedly reimbursed and…
  • Millions of children face disease, malnutrition in war-torn Yemen: U.N.

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Escalating violence in Yemen has devastated the country's health system and exposed millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases including measles, pneumonia and diarrhea, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday. Since fighting intensified in March, many hospitals and health centers have been unable to function properly and vaccination services have been disrupted, according to UNICEF. Health centers lack the electricity and fuel needed to distribute vaccines and keep them cold, while the fear of…
  • Experts: California vaccine bill could prevent outbreaks

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:44 am
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Giving California some of the strictest school vaccination requirements in the nation could help prevent outbreaks of disease like the measles flare-up at Disneyland, experts say.
  • Novartis to test new pricing model with heart failure drug

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    By Ben Hirschler BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) - Novartis plans to test a novel pricing model with some customers when it launches its keenly awaited new heart failure drug Entresto, the Swiss company's head of pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday. How the product should be priced, however, is a dilemma for Novartis, since the company wants to reach as many patients as possible and it knows it will be competing with very cheap - though less effective - older medicines. David Epstein said he was talking to several healthcare customers about a system under which they would get the drug at a…
  • Spain warns of risk to elderly as it bakes in heatwave

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:50 am
    Spain remained locked in a heat wave on Tuesday with most of the country on high alert for forest fires and the elderly urged to take extra care. Spain's national weather office put 40 of the nation's 50 provinces on either "yellow" or "orange" alert due to the scorching temperatures which are forecast to dip on Wednesday before rising again at the weekend. The highest temperatures were expected to be recorded in the central province of Toledo where the mercury was forecast to rise to 41 degrees Celsius (105.8 Fahrenheit).
 
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    WHO news

  • MERS-CoV infographics

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:02 am
  • Emergency Committee – 9th meeting summary

    22 Jun 2015 | 12:58 pm
    On16 June 2015 the Emergency Committee held its ninth meeting to review the situation related to MERS-CoV. The Committee concluded that the conditions to declare this a public health emergency of international concern have not been met. The description below provides additional information to help understand the rationale behind this decision. The Emergency Committee stressed that this is a very significant outbreak and that a robust response is needed to control it. However, the Committee concluded this is not a public health emergency of international concern for two main reasons.
  • WHO statement on the ninth meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding MERS-CoV

    17 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    The ninth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) regarding Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was conducted with members and advisors of the Emergency Committee by teleconference on 16 June 2015, from 12:00 to 15:00 Central European Summer Time (UTC +2). WHO convened the meeting in regards to the outbreak in the Republic of Korea. The WHO Secretariat updated the Committee on epidemiological and scientific developments, including recent cases and transmission patterns in the Republic of…
  • WHO news on Ebola

    16 Jun 2015 | 9:53 am
  • MERS-CoV joint mission findings discussion

    15 Jun 2015 | 6:28 am
    On 13 June, WHO and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Public Health and Welfare presented the results of their joint assessment of the MERS outbreak. The assessment led to a series of recommendations. These include further strengthening of measures to control the current outbreak, such as continuing to strengthen contact tracing, and enhanced precautions in hospitals to prevent transmission, as well as increased communication with the public and better preparation for future outbreaks. As of 15 June 2015, the Republic of Korea has reported 150 laboratory-confirmed cases and 15 deaths. The…
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    Experience Life

  • Feed Your Joints

    Heather Rogers
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    On an icy Colorado ski slope in 1986, Jan Patenaude crash-landed after taking a jump. In the tumble, she badly twisted her right knee, rupturing her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which runs under the front of the kneecap and provides stability to the joint. Doctors told her that she had two options: have surgery to rebuild the ligament using tissue from a cadaver — a new and risky option 30 years ago — or strengthen the leg muscles with exercise to support her knee, and live without the ligament. Patenaude chose the latter. In the years since, her pain has come and gone, but now, for…
  • Revolutionary Act 13: Be Proactive

    Pilar Gerasimo
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Yesterday, I went home “almost sick.” You know that feeling: sudden-onset fatigue, a dull ache behind the eyes, scratchy throat, stuffy sinuses. Maybe some sniffles or the start of a cough, or some combination of all of the above. It’s generally some host of annoying sensations that you clearly perceive but then promptly attempt to ignore. Because meetings, because deadlines, because schedule. When you start to feel “off” like this, you often want to just lie down and close your eyes for a few hours. That would be the smart thing to do, because it would give your immune system a…
  • FDA Orders Removal of Artificial Trans Fats From Food by 2018

    Heidi Wachter
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Artificial trans fats — commonly found in the processed foods lining grocery store shelves — will soon be ingredients of the past based on a new decision by the FDA. On June 23, the FDA ruled that artificial trans fats are not “generally recognized as safe” (“GRAS”) for human consumption. Manufacturers will have three years to phase them out of their products. The ruling does not affect naturally occurring trans fats like those found in dairy foods and meat. Artificial trans fats were introduced into the food supply in great quantity by the soy industry in the 1950s.
  • Expert Answers on Exercising With Your Dog

    Yael Grauer
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Q | Beyond the obvious walks and runs, how can I include my dog in my workouts? A | Dogs are extremely versatile workout partners and great companions for a variety of activities,  says Dawn Celapino, ACE-certified group and personal trainer who specializes in human-canine workouts. She suggests adding variety to your usual activity routine by doing walking lunges, pushups, pull-ups, or dips while your dog is in a sitting or down position. Both of you will reap the cardio benefits of your workout, plus your pup gets obedience training while you strength-train. Alternatively, break up…
  • On the Trail to Machu Picchu

    Maggie Fazeli Fard
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    We’d been hiking for four days through the Andes — up gravelly moonscapes, down muddy trails, around glaciers, across cow-manicured fields, and over flooded creeks — when Meggie Smalley, a 30-year-old nurse from New Jersey, whispered from behind me, “I can’t.” Our four-person travel group had trekked more miles than we cared to count, ascending and descending the great mountains of southern Peru, climbing as high as 15,000 feet. We’d endured altitude sickness, stomach upset, and, much to my displeasure, zero hair-washing. And now, mere steps from our destination — the fabled…
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    calorielab.com

  • To Control Your Eating, Use Your Brain, Ignore Your Body

    Dr. J
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Shaheen Lakhan/Flickr You have probably heard the adage, “Listen to your body.” Well, your body has likely lost its way a long time ago. If you really want to be healthy, you better learn to listen to your brain. Humans are an interesting species. We have a large complex brain, but we have an animal’s body. Our brains can think, reason, and make important decisions to help us. Our bodies are controlled by a complicated neuro-endocrine system of numerous chemical transmitters and hormones. How we work with this throughout our lives will determine our health. The…
  • Latest Medicinal Pot Studies Just Raise More Questions

    Robert S. Wieder
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Damian Gadal/Flickr The Journal of the American Medical Association for June 23 was a kind of marijuana special issue, with two separate research articles and an editorial on the subject of medicinal pot. The takeaway message, at least according to most news articles about the JAMA findings, is along the lines of “Medical marijuana not shown to be effective for many problems it’s prescribed to help.” And one reality: research is still at square one A number of interesting Facts And Observations (FAO) are contained in the JAMA reports, but beyond the bare…
  • Never Eat or Exercise Like Someone Crazier Than You

    Dr. J
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Chris Connelly/Flickr The beginning of summer is a great time to begin a new health and fitness program. There are many ways to achieve this goal, and making these choices can be challenging, and it is common for beginners to seek counsel from those who know “the way.” Well, let me give you some practical advice on this. Never eat or exercise like someone crazier than you. I’m might be going out on a limb here, but I would say you do not want to exercise like this guy: And you do not want to eat like Takeru Kobayashi: What you do want to do: 1. Engage in…
  • Healthy Lifestyle Habits Can Prevent Half of Cancers

    Karen Collins
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Riccardo Bonuccelli A healthy lifestyle can’t prevent all cancer – heredity and luck play a big role – but it makes a big difference. Healthy eating habits combined with regular physical activity and a healthy weight can prevent about 1 in 3 of the most common cancers in Americans. By adding avoidance of tobacco and sun damage, today’s research says we could cut the number of cancers occurring in the United States every year nearly in half. Your family history Only about 5 to 10 percent of all cancers are thought to be caused by an inherited “cancer…
  • The Trans-Fats Ban is Good News, But Not Great News

    Robert S. Wieder
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC 2.0) Thomas Hawk/Flickr If you’re sufficiently interested in your health to be visiting CalorieLab, you’ve probably already heard or read that the FDA has just ordered all U.S. food manufacturers to remove all trans fats from their products. This news most likely cheered you up, and well it should. After all, trans fats have been linked to heart disease, increased bad cholesterol, and inflammation, which links it further to cancer, stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. The FDA estimates that the ban will reduce the number of heart attacks nationwide by 20,000 a year,…
 
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    Starling Fitness

  • A Year From Now, You’ll Wish You Started Today

    Laura Moncur
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:33 am
    I saw this motivational thought and it made me want to make a poster out of it. It reads: A year from now, you’ll wish you started today. The funny thing is, a year ago is about when I finished my step work with my sponsor. I have been slowly, but steadily losing weight ever since I joined Overeater’s Anonymous in January 2014. I am so grateful that I walked through the doors to that meeting a year and a half ago. I AM in that position. I started this a year and a half ago and I am so happy that I did. Coming out the other side, it was totally worth it. I failed so many times…
  • Chicken Sausage Patties

    Laura Moncur
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:43 am
    I was looking at Tumblr and I saw these great chicken sausage patties that success through sweat made. They looked delicious, but how do I make them? Fortunately, Fitness, Health, And Confidence asked her for the recipe. Ingredients 3 lbs chicken– my mom bought it in bulk and I was like wtf I’ll never be able to eat all this chicken 3 cloves garlic 1 small onion 1 egg white 2t kosher salt 1 3/4t black pepper 1/2t paprika 2T Carraway seeds Directions Toss the chicken, garlic, and onion into a food processor and pulse until very finely minced– almost a chicken paste (lol ew) In a mixing…
  • You Are Loved Beyond Measure

    Laura Moncur
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:25 pm
    When I first saw this motivational poster from Positive Life Tips, I was bugged by it. It reads: You are loved beyond measure, and nothing you can ever do can separate you from that love. I thought the quote was talking about God or maybe my family and friends. It made me want to make a farting noise with my tongue and wave it away rudely. And then I remembered this quote from this entry I wrote: * Starling Fitness – All They Care About Is You It reads: “Whenever you feel sad just remember that there are billions of cells in your body and all they care about is you.” We ARE…
  • Perception and Reflection

    Laura Moncur
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:42 am
    I saw this motivational poster on Positive Life Tips and I know it is true. It reads: Your perception of me is a reflection of you. That’s all well and good, and it might actually help me feel better if someone doesn’t like me. The MOST important thing I have learned, however, is the polar opposite. My perception of you is a reflection of me. THAT is a helpful thing to know. I’ve talked about this concept before here: Starling Fitness – Search for Virtues and Vices Back then, I described this concept as The Mirror. Everyone is a mirror to your own virtues and vices. I…
  • Character Defects List

    Laura Moncur
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
    I saw this quote today and it kind of bugged me. It reads: My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. Jack Layton My problem with this is when I’m angry, love doesn’t really make it go away. When I’m fearful, hope doesn’t help me. When I’m depressed and despairing, optimism doesn’t help. This quote is a great idea and I WANT to be loving, hopeful and optimistic all the time, I just didn’t know how to do it. Until I worked…
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    EcoSalon

  • David Attenborough and Obama Talk About Climate Change [Video]

    Abbie Stutzer
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    President Obama has been killing it lately. The President has been visiting a lot of notable people for interviews over the past few weeks. Most recently, he spoke with David Attenborough. The video below has a five minute snippet of the duo’s conversation (you can watch the full special from BBC here). During the special, Attenborough and Obama discuss the planet, climate change, and nature. Related on EcoSalon Say Hello to American’s Newest National Park (You’ll Need a Snorkel) Bluefin Tuna Breeding Grounds Protected by NOAA Amendment Obama Pursues ‘Politically…
  • Meditation Benefits are Considered ‘Mainstream’ Healthcare Now

    Sara Novak
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    If meditation benefits aren’t on your radar yet, they may soon be–and at the urging of your doctor. Meditation has long been my stress reduction tool. When life begins to move to fast it causes tension and a lack of flow in my body. And while yoga was helpful at first, it wasn’t long before I noticed that truly settling the mind called for sitting in meditation. Stress causes the release of cortisol, a hormone that’s a coping mechanism. Cortisol isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it’s the hormone that helped us to survive in the caveman era when we were being chased…
  • 8 Sustainable Summer Sandals for the Beach, Boardwalk and Beyond: On Trend

    Leena Oijala
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    ColumnSummer’s just started, and there’s several more weeks of sandal weather ahead of you, so check out our top 8 sustainable summer sandals for your upcoming vacation! 1. Loren Flat by A.S.98 These chic but sensible sandals are specially handcrafted by Italian artisans from the finest leather materials. They’re city smart, but will also let you blend in seamlessly on an Italian piazza, Moroccan market square, a countryside picnic or a resort in Mexico. Wear them with your favorite summer shorts for a casual day look, or don them with a flowy dress for night time. $230 2.
  • Move Over, Food Trucks! Food Bikes are Taking Over

    Abbie Stutzer
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    People go bonkers for food trucks. And who can blame them? Food trucks typically show up at outdoor events at just the right time (right after you’ve had one too many). Well, there’s a new kind of portable food provider in town, and we think you’re going to like it even more than the traditional food truck: it’s the food bike. We first read about food bikes back in January of this year. NPR reported that food bikes are becoming more popular because they are small and compact, and can easily fit in crowded spots. In addition to being stealthy, food bikes also create…
  • This Patriotic Beagle Has Some Pipes [Dog Video]

    Abbie Stutzer
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:26 am
    We would like you all to meet Sam the beagle. Sam has a lot of feelings, all of which he expresses by singing. Sam also is patriotic. So patriotic that he likes to sing along to The Star Spangled Banner. We think Sam the beagle is quite talented and we’d love to hear him sing at a ball game. Watch the cute dog video below. Related on EcoSalon 4 Ways to Celebrate Philanthropy Day Stop Animal Testing With This Smartphone App These Very Bad Dogs Look Cute and Guilty as Sin [Video] Image: Eric Danley The post This Patriotic Beagle Has Some Pipes [Dog Video] appeared first on EcoSalon.
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    Evidence in Motion

  • APS Creating Dissidents in #physicaltherapy-and it’s Working

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

    Heidi Jannenga
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:57 pm
    People associate Washington, DC, with a lot of things—monuments, museums, elections, and political dramas, to name a few. But physical therapy isn’t something most Americans think of when they see or hear about our nation’s capital. Earlier this month, though, PTs took Washington by storm for almost an entire week, thanks to a string of … Continued The post Putting the PT in Capitol: 4 Memorable Moments from My Week in Washington appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Women in Science

    Selena Horner
    13 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    I shouldn’t be sitting here… really, I shouldn’t! Today my bestest nephew ever has his open house and I have plenty on my plate to get done before we leave to celebrate. I had promised my sister in-law too many years ago that I would forever keep her son more special than any other niece … Continued The post Women in Science appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • STAND – The Haiti Project

    John Childs
    11 Jun 2015 | 3:38 am
    I am posting an invitation below to therapists who might be interested in a volunteer experience in Haiti with Sustainable Therapy and New Development (STAND). I have grown to admire and respect Justin’s efforts to make an impact in Haiti all the while trying to work full time, complete his Fellowship, etc. Please consider supporting … Continued The post STAND – The Haiti Project appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Model Concept

    Craig A. Fox
    5 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    In less than one month South College Physical Therapy in Knoxville, Tennessee will begin educating a group of new physical therapists with a new model for physical therapy education.  This program was brought about with the drive of some of EIM’s finest leaders.  My role in this program is to coordinate the Neurologic Courses.  The interesting … Continued The post Model Concept appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
 
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Her Story, the Game, is Like the Podcast Serial…

    Mel
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:25 am
    I’m not a huge fan of murder mysteries in general* — I have never, for example, watched CSI — but Josh and I have been sucked into the new game, Her Story, which came out on June 24th.  You can play it on the computer or any device.  Plus you need paper.  Lots and lots […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 44: Money or Accolades

    Mel
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:45 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* Nathan Bransford asked a question a few months ago that comes up again and again and again on the Internet, but it’s a good one: When it comes to your creative work (in this case, […]
  • Closing Time

    Mel
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:41 am
    Normally on the 28th of the month, I post the new IComLeavWe list.  For over 7 years, we’ve come together to celebrate the almighty comment for one week each month.  But the project has run its course.  I can’t say that this is forever, but for the time being, IComLeavWe is going to go live […]
  • 551st Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:18 am
    Thank you for the blogoversary wishes as well as proving me wrong with the 14 comments statement. It is an accomplishment to write in the same space almost daily for 9 years. And sort of bizarre to think about.  When I started this space, I had no clue that it would continue like this.  But […]
  • This Blog is 9 Years Old

    Mel
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:33 am
    9 years ago, I started this blog.  I feel like I’m supposed to say something profound to mark the occasion.  Explain how I’ve kept up almost daily writing for 9 straight years without a break.  But I don’t really know how I’ve done it except show up. I show up, every day, at this space.  […]
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Girls wearing bikinis.

    Carla
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:55 am
    competing.  one of FEW bikini-clad moments. It was the summer after senior year of high school and the start of those months where I lived at home under parent-rules, yet knew I’d soon be gone and creating my own. I can’t remember why I involved my mom in the bathing suit shopping (typical teen wanting to wrangle her into paying? honestly looking for an opinion?), but decades after that summer her words that day remain with me. I’m getting ahead of myself. This was my summer of the real boyfriend. I was convinced he was the one and, to give my younger-self credit, even with…
  • Fitbloggin’ bound.

    Carla
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:55 am
    YES! we can go to Build a Bear.   YES! we can try on big girl prom dresses.   YES! we can have Gilmore & mama-shake for dinner.    YES! you may come to Fitbloggin‘   The post Fitbloggin’ bound. appeared first on Carla Birnberg.
  • 12 hours of YES!

    Carla
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:55 am
    YES! It’s a donut eaten with a spoon. About two years ago I came up with the idea of gifting my Child 12 hours of YES! (If by “came up with” you mean I’m sure other parents do this which I do. The older I get the more I realize there’s nothing new under the sun.) Our initial YES! Day was born out of the realization I’d been on a NO-rampage. Some NO’s! stemmed from a desire to keep her safe (NO! You can’t balance the chair on the stool to reach the plate!). Other NO’s came from a desire to save my sanity (NO! We can’t yank down all…
  • Creating community through CRAPPY dinners.

    Carla
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:55 am
    When I first discovered Friday Night Meatballs I was heading back to Oakland from Austin. I was in-flight, clicking around on spotty wifi, when I stumbled upon Sarah Grey’s article. My first reaction was: This is brilliant! I am SO doing this when we move back to Texas! It was August ’14. I knew we were returning to the ATX. I wasn’t (yet) allowed to widely share. As a result, finding the meatballs-article felt like a sign. I’d decided we’d not move back to our previous Austin neighborhood (I didn’t want the Child to try & recreate old routines). I was…
  • My four types of friends.

    Carla
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:55 am
    My funky friend fun shoes! The musings below came to me attending at conference for women. The event focus was on social media but, ever the misfit, attending prompted me to step back my greater social experience. To consider my introvert status against the backdrop of meeting so many new people at once. To realize I’m dependent on different varieties of friends for different situations. How I have created certain relationships to meet specific emotional “demands” and that’s OK. The below are thoughts which began to form as I packed for an event I was quite unsure…
 
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • I Can't Live Without The Back Burner

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

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

    Scott Dunlap
    1 Jun 2015 | 5:47 am
    Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of joining 22,300+ runners for the 90th annual Comrades Marathon in Durban, South Africa, known as the oldest and largest ultramarathon in the world. This was a "bucket list" race for sure, if anything just to see what it's like when this many people go 87km (55 miles), and visit a country on the other side of the globe known for its hospitality to runners. The experience did not disappoint!"The Comrades", as it is called here, has a deep history with the growth of South Africa. It was started in 1921 as a dedication to South Africa's World War I veterans…
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    Marijke: nurse turned writer

  • What The Nurse Writer Is Up To These Days

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:33 am
    I've not been updating my blog regularly (again) and a few people have asked me what I've been up to. So in yet another effort to start posting regularly, I thought I'd share some of my latest projects with you to get me going.I am still the Director of Content over at Sepsis Alliance (part time), an organization that is dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about sepsis. It's frightening how few people know about sepsis, yet it touches so many lives.In addition to working with SA, this past May, I started working with the Partnership for Palliative Care as their…
  • The oldest working nurse in US gets a surprise birthday party

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    14 May 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Many nurses can't wait until they get to retirement age. Some even leave before that magical age, usually either 60 or 65 years old. But every so often, we hear about a nurse who really doesn't want to leave the profession. He or she enjoys it and likes going to work, making a difference in the lives of their patients and their families.What is the oldest age you've ever heard of when it comes to a nurse who is still actively working? Seventy? Eighty? How about 90?On May 8, 2015, Florence "SeeSee" Rigney celebrated her 90th birthday - while she was at work. She is the oldest working nurse in…
  • My interview on RadioMD.com

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    6 May 2015 | 1:26 pm
    I'm working to promote my book in as many ways as I can (did you buy it yet? :-) ) so I agreed to be on HealthyTalk over at RadioMD. I was invited for two 10-minute sessions, which were done live yesterday.If you'd like to hear them, the links to the recordings are here:How to take your prescription drugs safelyandQuestions to ask your pharmacistI think they went rather well.If you have any questions about the book or the topic, feel free to leave them here and I'll do my best to answer them.You can also visit JustTheRightDose.com, where there is more information about the book.
  • A Quicker, Possibly Better Measurement of Frailty Before Surgery

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:05 am
    Young or old, one of the biggest concerns about having surgery is how well you are going to do after. Surgery is meant to cure a problem or to improve quality of life, but the outcome isn't always what we may hope for. While some people breeze through post-operative recovery, others struggle and have set backs. In some cases, the surgery and its effects start a downward spiral that is hard to stop.Seniors are frequently considered to be at risk for surgical complications. Many have other medical problems, may be taking prescription medications, and may not have a support system at home to…
  • Medicine errors at home: all too common, especially for children

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
    It's a common event in many households - a child has an ear infection and has to take antibiotics. A family member has an injury and needs to take analgesics, pain relievers. In other families, someone has a chronic illness that requires regular prescription drugs. Medicines are a part of modern life. They keep us alive and they make life more liveable for millions of people.According to an article in Family Practice Management, in any given week, four out of five Americans take either a prescription drug, an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, or a dietary or herbal supplement. That's a lot of…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles

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

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

    1 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    Google has a vegetable gardenGoogle was doing it in 2007: In Growing our connection to food, Google explained they launched a mini-farm on campus with 300 self-watering containers. The correct name for the containers is sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) and they can be purchased commercially ($30) or made from plastic totes. Sports team has a mini-farmSan Francisco Giants have a mini-farm on their stadium growing kale, Swiss chard, lemon grass, sage and more. The garden—one of the first of its kind at an American sports stadium—comes as a bizarre sight to some fans who associate stadiums with…
  • Medical jokes portray an unflattering picture of doctors in general

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    From this French study:Sociological studies have shown the link between humor and unconscious ideas that we have of the society in which we evolve. Researchers conducted a survey to answer the question: "What were the stereotypes of our medical profession that emerge from a transcript of jokes collected in a medical population?"Recruitment of the source population (doctors and medical students) was done through different personal and professional mailing lists, Twitter, Facebook, and medical press. The inclusion period was 6 weeks (from June 6 to July 14, 2013). Each physician recruited…
  • Offer new treatments only as part of post-market trials until data on meaningful outcomes are available, says Ben Goldacre to BMJ

    15 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Watch the video from the BMJ channel below: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
 
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    HealthNewsReview.org

  • Harvard’s Jerry Avorn warns against FDA loosening off-label marketing restrictions

    Gary Schwitzer
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:39 am
    Jerry Avorn wrote the book, “Powerful Medicines: The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs,” one of many great books written on this general theme in the past decade or so.   This week, the Harvard prof – Chief of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital – writes a warning in the Annals of Internal Medicine about FDA deliberations taking place this summer. He warns against easing the restrictions on drug companies marketing their drugs for uses for which they have not been approved – so-called…
  • Friday gems – in case you missed them

    Gary Schwitzer
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:58 am
    We can’t do a Five Star Friday feature today because we didn’t have any five-star reviews to shine a light on. In fact, this week, after publishing 128 systematic criteria-driven news story reviews so far this year, we gave our first zero-star score of the year to a Washington Post diet story.  We don’t like doing that at all.  We wish it would never happen.  Our reviewers called it “enthusiastically superficial.” So, instead, we’ll point out some other items that caught our eye. -0- Australian Media Watch on “pink viagra” (flibanserin) news…
  • Vyvanse – A life cycle drug? Or disease mongering?

    Gary Schwitzer
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    The following is a guest blog post by Dr. Susan Molchan, one of our independent expert editorial contributors. Could an article in the scientific journal Psychopharmacology, “New onset executive function difficulties at menopause: a possible role for lisdexamfetamine,” be the first shot across the graying marketplace for another “disease” for the brand name stimulant Vyvanse? Initially approved for attention-deficit disorder, with a fresh stamp of FDA approval for binge-eating disorder, Shire Pharmaceuticals sponsored a study to see if Vyvanse might help women with impaired…
  • MD gets direct mail about screening – says she “can’t stand this anymore” a la Howard Beale

    Gary Schwitzer
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:14 am
    Hanna Bloomfield, MD, MPH, is Associate Chief of Staff, Research for the Minneapolis VA Healthcare System. She usually writes scholarly articles. But when she recently got a piece of direct mail urging her to pursue cardiovascular screening she felt she didn’t need, she decided to write a commentary in the local newspaper. The Star Tribune published her piece, “Don’t be lured into unnecessary medical tests: If you don’t have symptoms, some medical screenings can lead to risky complications.”  It began: “As I was flipping through the mail the other day, I…
  • Skinny jeans & nerve damage case studies have haunted me throughout my career

    Gary Schwitzer
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:23 am
    31 years ago, as a young medical news reporter for CNN, I was upset because a story I’d been working on was bumped from a newscast in favor of a story about a JAMA journal article of a single case study, “Tight-jeans meralgia: hot or cold,” about a woman experiencing nerve problems attributed to wearing jeans that were too tight.  A single case study dominated the news. I remember it like it was yesterday. (Actually, there had been a prior report that year in JAMA, “Meralgia Paresthetica and Tight Trousers,” in which the author wrote, “I have seen this…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • When Postpartum Depression Makes You a Stranger to Yourself

    Alexandra Rosas
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Seeing someone struggling through postpartum depression and anxiety cracks my heart wide open. I don’t care if I’m a stranger to them or not, I want to take their hands into mine and tell them to trust me. I want them to believe me when I tell them I have been where they are, in […] The post When Postpartum Depression Makes You a Stranger to Yourself appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you, Stephanie. I am grateful for PPP and for community ... by alexandraBeautifully written! When you're in the thick…
  • Why These Women Are Climbing Out of the Darkness of PPD

    Katherine Stone
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:42 am
    This weekend, Postpartum Progress’ 3rd annual Climb Out of the Darkness will take place in cities in towns throughout the world. Some of the women participating, all of whom are survivors of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like PPD, have shared with us why they are Climbing. I know many of you will recognize your […] The post Why These Women Are Climbing Out of the Darkness of PPD appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsI Climb for my daughter, her strength, my grandchildren and ... by Debi Schwegler 
  • 100 Mothers Display Their Strength After PPD & Anxiety [video]

    Katherine Stone
    10 Jun 2015 | 4:09 pm
    If you feel alone. If you feel ashamed. If you’re still lost. If you haven’t told anyone yet. Or ever. If you feel like you’ll never get better. If you have gotten better and yet you still look over your shoulder.  If you still grieve for the moments that have been lost to perinatal mood […] The post 100 Mothers Display Their Strength After PPD & Anxiety [video] appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsI am at the stage of: “…have gotten better and yet you ... by DidiAmazing job Katherine Stone! We…
  • Sign up Now: Postcards of Hope

    Lauren Hale
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Do you want a postcard with a handwritten message of hope and encouragement from an attendee of the Warrior Mom Conference, the first ever patient centered maternal mental health conference being held on July 11-12 in Boston? Of course you do! Starting today, you can sign up to receive one if you’re a Homestead Warrior […] The post Sign up Now: Postcards of Hope appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Announcing the Warrior Mom™ Conference Schedule

    Susan Petcher
    4 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
      There are only 37 days until Warrior Moms from around the world gather in Boston for the first ever patient-centered conference on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  And as we get closer to this groundbreaking event, we have some exciting news to share as we welcome Cotton Babies as our national conference sponsor! For […] The post Announcing the Warrior Mom™ Conference Schedule appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
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    Medgadget

  • A Next Generation Hearing Aid: Interview with Tetsuji Kunishi of DCC KK

    Shiv Gaglani
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:36 am
    We recently had the opportunity to speak with Tetsuji Kunishi, the president of Tokyo-based medical technology company DCC K.K, about his company’s innovative hearing aid technology. Unlike most hearing aids, which rely on air conduction, the DCC K.K.’s PRESTIN hearing aid relies on bone conduction and a technology called Giant Magnetostriction. Shiv Gaglani, Medgadget: What is the problem with current hearing aids? Most current hearing aids use an air conducted system. When the hearing aid increases volume to compensate for hearing loss in the ear, damage occurs to hair cells.
  • Artificial Neurons That Work Like Real Ones to Treat Neurological Conditions, Paralysis

    Editors
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:46 am
    Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have reportedly created an artificial neuron that apparently works just like our own living neurons do. It is made of organic bioelectronics and is able to convert chemical signals to electric potentials that travel along the device which are then used to release a neurotransmitter that acts on nearby cells. The big deal for clinical applications is that this technology may allow for chemical stimulation of neurological conditions triggered by naturally occurring biochemicals. Currently, electric neurostimulators rely on electrical signals…
  • Microfluidic Device Allows Study of How Individual Cancer Cells are Triggered to Grow

    Editors
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:13 am
    Cancer cells tend to grow in an uncontrolled manner, failing to respond to signaling molecules in the same way as healthy cells do. To help study individual cells’ chemical response to these chemicals, researchers at the University of Toronto developed a microfluidic device that can help detect intracellular chemical changes orders of magnitude faster than was previously possible. Digital microfluidic Immunocytochemistry in Single Cells (DISC), as the technique is called, works using a flat microfluidic platform through which small droplets containing chemical signals can be fed to a…
  • Flexible Wiring to Make Garments Into Body Sensors

    Editors
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:34 am
    Wearable devices for measuring various diagnostic parameters are becoming more common by the day, but researchers at University of Tokyo are looking forward to a time when the very clothes we wear are outfitted with interconnected sensors. Clothes already being close to our bodies are a natural platform for wearable sensors, but connecting a bunch of electronic components embedded within a pair of pants requires very flexible wiring. The Japanese team developed a new conductive ink that can be printed right onto clothes to create flexible and stretchable electric connections. The ink is…
  • Medtronic Advisa SR SureScan MRI-Conditional Pacemaker Approved in U.S.

    Editors
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:15 am
    The  Food and Drug Administration gave Medtronic approval to introduce the Advisa SR MRI SureScan sing-chamber pacemaker in the United States. The MRI-conditional device comes with a matching 5076 MRI lead, the combination allowing for magnetic resonance scans on any part of of the body, given a few precautions. Besides its compatibility with MR scans, the Advisa SR MRI has been updated with additional information management and storage, as well as a battery life 35 longer than the Adapta pacemaker. From Medtronic: “MRI is a vital diagnostic tool that was not available to pacemaker…
 
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    KevinMD.com

  • The best places for a doctor to practice: It’s more than money

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/bob-doherty" rel="tag">Bob Doherty</a>
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    I would think that when physicians decide where to set up practice, there are things that they would want to think about other than how much money they’ll make.  Yet if one reads Medscape’s current list of the best and worst places to practice, it would appear that money trumps everything else (although Medscape said it also considered factors like “cultural attractions”). What Medscape apparently did not consider at all are factors like the percent of the population that is uninsured, mortality and morbidity rates, rates of chronic disease, per capita health care spending, that is,…
  • Heart surgery in Silicon Valley: The future is already here

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/barb-dehn" rel="tag">Barb Dehn, NP, RN</a>
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Here is a behind-the-scenes peek into an operating room in the midst of Silicon Valley. Here, routinely there is a groundbreaking intersection of technology and medicine that’s blurring the lines between what’s possible today and what you’ll come to expect as routine in the future. Imagine two experienced surgeons working side by side to replace a calcified, stenotic and tired aortic valve within a man’s heart without ever having to cut into the heart muscle. Imagine also, that unlike what was available in the past, this patient will not have to endure having his…
  • Conflicts of interest aren’t only about financial incentives

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/rocky-bilhartz" rel="tag">Rocky Bilhartz, MD</a>
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Everyone has an angle. Everyone. Your doctor? Sure. But, he or she isn’t the only one. The pharmaceutical company? Of course. The medical device company? The hospital? The insurance company? You get the point. Everyone has an angle. Everyone has a conflict of interest. Know it. Get over it. It’s time to focus on something else. Like filling up your car with gas. In fact, you better plug your ears when you do it. Heaven forbid one of those automated messages at the pump convinces you to buy a 42-ounce gulp of Pepsi. Just another angle, my friends. It’s called life. Continue reading…
  • Doctor saves patient from harm after her insurer tries save money

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jordan-grumet" rel="tag">Jordan Grumet, MD</a>
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The insurance company insisted that they would be saving money in the end.  So they sent the PA (physician assistant) to my patient’s house.  They didn’t take into consideration that I was just there a week before.  Or that I made home visits on a regular basis.  In fact, they didn’t even inform me about the appointment. My patient later told me that the exam was exhaustive.  The PA, who incidentally graduated school the day before and had never seen an actual patient as a licensed practitioner,  poked and prodded the ninety-year-old woman for over an hour.  He asked…
  • Are we ready for a single-dose HPV vaccine?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jennifer-gunter" rel="tag">Jennifer Gunter, MD</a>
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A new paper in the journal Lancet Oncology evaluates outcomes after vaccination with Cervarix, which is the HPV vaccine that is effective against the 2 most oncogenic (cancer-causing) strains: HPV 16 and 18. The paper is actually a compilation of results from two studies of Cervarix among women ages 15-25 and now has four years of follow-up data on more than 26,000 women. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
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    SharpBrains

  • IBM ranked #14 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

    SharpBrains
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:41 am
    International Business Machines (IBM) is a multinational technology company and consultancy. Their product areas range from computer hardware and software to infrastructure, hosting, mainframe, and a range of services. Location: Armonk, NY Stock Ticker: NYSE:IBM Number of employees: 10,000+ Pervasive neurotech US patent grants: 14 Pervasive neurotech US pending applications: 28 *IBM ranked #14 in SharpBrains’ Pervasive Neurotech IP Strength Index, thanks to patents such as: US8055722: Notification control through brain monitoring of end user concentration US8388529: Differential diagnosis…
  • Update: Latest thinking and neuro-tools to promote lifelong brain health

    SharpBrains
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Time for Sharp­Brains’ June e-newsletter, wrap­ping up this month’s key news and insights around brain health innovation. New thinking to promote lifelong brain health Why cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) should be first-line treatment for chronic insomnia Solv­ing the Brain Fit­ness Puz­zle Is the Key to Self-Empowered Aging The Dig­i­tal Rev­o­lu­tion Meets the Human Brain El negocio del cerebro, al alza…también en español Emerging non-invasive neurotechnologies New in soccer: Improving concussion awareness via sensing “impact headbands” Looking for a mental edge,…
  • Registration is now closed @ Pervasive Neurotech Webinar, where the Digital Revolution meets the Human Brain

    SharpBrains
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:51 am
    Heads-up: Registration just closed for our webi­nar on how the Digital Revolution is meeting the Human Brain, building on the new report Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­ogy: A Ground­break­ing Analy­sis of 10,000+ Patent Fil­ings Trans­form­ing Med­i­cine, Health, Enter­tain­ment and Busi­ness. –> To learn more about the webinar and report, click HERE. Registered participants so far include innovators at IBM, Medtronic, Samsung, CNS Response, UCSF, Stanford, Intellectual Ventures, Neuroverse, Brain Resource, AARP, and more!
  • Lumos Labs ranked #13 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

    SharpBrains
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:39 am
    Lumos Labs produces the popular brain training web and mobile app named Lumosity. With 60 million registered users, Lumosity is the world’s largest cognitive training service. To date, Lumos Labs has raised over $70M in funding, and the company significantly expanded its IP portfolio in 2014 through the acquisition of several patents from Scientific Learning–another cognitive training provider–who has been facing financial difficulties. Location: San Francisco, CA Number of employees: 100–999 Pervasive neurotech US patent grants: 6 Pervasive neurotech US pending applications: 4…
  • El negocio del cerebro, al alza…también en español

    SharpBrains
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:40 am
    El negocio del cerebro, al alza (Diario Público): “Fernández está firmemente convencido del potencial que tiene el mercado de la neurotecnología, aunque no se le escapa que todavía existe mucho ruido mediático al respecto. No es el único, puesto que desde el Centro para el Negocio Digital de la Salford Business School, el profesor Gordon Fletcher prevé que para 2020 el mercado de las ‘aplicaciones tecnológicas cerebrales’ podría rondar los 35.000 millones de dólares… El ritmo al que se están registrando las patentes en torno a esta tecnología puede ser otro buen…
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    THCB

  • How Might Crushes Right In Healthcare

    John Irvine
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:04 am
    By RICHARD GUNDERMAN, MD Dr. Melos is a gastroenterologist in solo practice in a medium-sized Midwestern city.One day she hears a knock on her door.When she answers, she finds two representatives of Athenian Health System, who request a few minutes of her time.She invites them to take a seat in her office. After exchanging pleasantries, the visitors get down to business.They extend Dr. Melos an offer to join the ranks of Athenian’s employed physicians.If she declines, they say, they will hire their own gastroenterologist, whose practice will grow rapidly on referrals from their large…
  • The ABIM Controversy: A Brief History of Board Certification and MOC

    John Irvine
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:03 am
    By ROBERT WACHTER, MD What’s up with the ABIM?” “I just got a note about an alternative board. Should I join it?” “Aren’t you glad to be off the Board?” These days, I get these questions from friends and colleagues regularly. When I first joined the board of directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in 2004, the organization was a well-respected pillar of American medicine. Today the organization finds itself in a fight for its life, being painted as everything from out of touch to money-hungry to, more recently, corrupt. I just completed my decade-long…
  • Disruptive Regulation

    John Irvine
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:39 am
    By MARGALIT GUR-ARIE The latest salvo in the interoperability and information-blocking debate comes from two academic experts in the field of informatics, and was recently published in JAMIA. In the brief article, Sittig and Wright are endeavoring to describe the prerequisites for classifying an EHR as “open” or interoperable. I believe the term “open” is a much better fit here, and if the EHR software happens to come from a business dependent on revenues, as opposed to grant funding from the government, bankrupt may be a more accurate description. Since innovation in the EHR market…
  • How to Win Friends and Influence Doctors

    John Irvine
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:14 am
    By EDWARD CORBETT, MD I remember the meeting as if it were yesterday. It was a fine, crisp morning. My Health Catalyst team and I were at a new partner hospital with a national reputation, known for its excellent coordinated care and its outstanding performance on key quality measures. I was looking forward to a low-key presentation. After the meeting, I planned to escape and take a relaxing run and catch the early flight back home. Unfortunately for me and my running plans, when we began showing some of the data Health Catalyst had compiled, the confrontational questions began: “And what…
  • HIT Newser: ACA upheld – Can We Talk Health IT Now?

    michelle
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    By MICHELLE RONAN NOTEBOOM AMGA requests funds and policies to support care for chronically ill In a letter to members of the Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Workgroup, the AMGA asks Congress to consider policies and financial and operational technologies that support care for the chronically ill. The AMGA stressed that clinical data from EHRs and details from administrative claims are valuable for analyzing trends on utilization and outcomes. The AMGA supports the development and use of sophisticated predictive analytic software that have the potential to improve care coordination, cut…
 
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  • New BMJ editorial: “How Medicine is Broken, and How We Can Fix It”

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

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

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

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

    Ben Goldacre
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:29 am
    I took great pride in the fact that my book Bad Science was first reviewed by Viz and the British Medical Journal. In that vein, here’s a 90 minute interview I did on stage with comedian Richard Herring in the Leicester Square Theatre. I have bad hair, we cover a lot of dorky material – […]
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    Respectful Insolence

  • Revealing the true face of the antivaccine movement

    Orac
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Late last week, something happened that I never would have predicted, and it’s all due to how the politics of the issue changed in the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak earlier this year. The state that contains some of the most famous pockets of low vaccine uptake and some of the most famous antivaccine…
  • Health disparities research and the mainstreaming of “integrative medicine”

    Orac
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    The overarching goal that proponents of so-called “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) or, as is becoming the preferred term, “integrative” medicine is the mainstreaming of the “unconventional” treatments that fall under the rubric of these two terms. Indeed, that’s the very reason why they so insisted on the shift from calling it CAM to calling…
  • Scientific medicine is “truly nonsense”? Orac says no!

    Orac
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Orac note: Congratulations on California and everyone who reads this blog who helped pass SB 277 to protect California’s children. Here’s hoping Governor Jerry Brown signs the bill! I had a big talk to give this morning that required a massive rewrite of my slide set last night; so there wasn’t time for the usual…
  • How “they” view “us”: Filthy pharma lucre buying senators and hit men

    Orac
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    About a year and a half ago, I began an intermittent series that I called How “They” View “Us.” There are several posts in the series now. Basically, given the amount of nastiness directed at those of us who refute pseudoscience, in particular quackery and antivaccine pseudoscience, by those who believe in it, I tried…
  • Does medical marijuana work? The answer is (mostly) “no” and “we don’t know”

    Orac
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:32 am
    My opinion about medical marijuana has been fairly consistent. First, the claims made by its advocates for it far exceed the evidence for its benefit, which is why I’ve referred to it as the “new herbalism.” Of course, it’s not really very new, but it is herbalism in that medical marijuana advocates make grandiose claims…
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    World of Psychology

  • Why Psychologists are Starting to Care About Sleep Apnea

    Ryan Miller
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:45 am
    Sleep has always been an integral part of mental health, but now there is more reason than ever to consider an interrelation between the two. Recent studies, such as the one cited in a previous Psych Central article, have confirmed a strong correlation between depression and the prevalent disorder of sleep apnea. There are also connections between sleep apnea and other aspects of mental health, as well as reasons why the psychology field should familiarize itself with the symptoms of this disorder. Though commonly mistaken for mere snoring, sleep apnea is a serious medical condition…
  • Best of Our Blogs: June 30, 2015

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    Whether I succeed or fail in life, there is a part of me that still secretly hopes someone will cheer or hold me in response. What I often get instead is an underplaying of my wins and a kick in the shins when I fail. The worst part is that I’m usually at fault. I both long for and admonish my desire to be self-soothed. How often do you do this too? You might resent a loved one for their inability to empathize with you. But I’ve found that when I’m desperately seeking external validation, self-compassion is what I’m really looking for. Could you comfort yourself with…
  • 7 Connection-Cultivating Activities Couples Can Do this Summer

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:35 pm
    It’s official. Summer has started. For you this might mean a more relaxed few months. Or it might mean a busy season at work with more responsibilities. It might mean lots to do at home, trying to entertain bored, adventure-seeking kids. But whether you have more or less time, consider carving out some time to nurture your relationship. “One of the best ways to foster a connection is shared activities,” said Christina Steinorth-Powell, MFT, a psychotherapist who specializes in couples counseling in Santa Barbara, Calif. Shared activities give couples something fun to focus on, instead…
  • We All Agree: Don’t Put a Mental Hospital In My Backyard

    John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:28 am
    Sadly, in many communities across America, people still feel it is perfectly acceptable to discriminate against people with a mental illness. Now in a small town north of San Luis Obispo, California called Templeton, residents there are saying no to a voluntary inpatient psychiatric hospital that a company would like to build — adding to the town’s tax rolls and job base. Would they be equally likely to say no to a regular, medical hospital? Or is there something specific about a psychiatric inpatient hospital that the residents of Templeton object to? John Allan Peschong, writing…
  • The Legend of the Two Wolves

    Therese J. Borchard
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:45 am
    There is a Cherokee legend about an elderly brave who tells his grandson about life. “Son,” he says, “Within all of us there is a battle of two wolves. One is evil. He is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other wolf is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.” “The same fight is going on inside of you, and inside every other person, too,” explained the wise…
 
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • The Threatened Atlantic Puffins Are Nesting And It's Adorable

    Luke Whelan
    27 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Atlantic puffins are back...for now. After spending much of the year on the open sea, the photogenic birds have made their annual trip to the North Atlantic shores of Maine, Newfoundland, and the United Kingdom to breed. Click here to read our feature on Atlantic Puffins But as Rowan Jacobsen reported in a Mother Jones feature last summer, rising ocean temperatures have taken a huge toll on these seabirds. Cold-water thriving zooplankton, critical to the Gulf of Maine's food web, have reached their lowest numbers ever, forcing the fish that puffins feed to their young to go elsewhere for…
  • Congress Doesn't Think Agricultural Sustainability Has Anything to Do With Your Health

    Maddie Oatman
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Every five years, the US government revisits its Dietary Guidelines—suggestions for how Americans should eat. The guidelines won't legally require you to, say, eat an apple a day, but they do affect things like agricultural subsidies and public school lunches, so they're fairly influential. When the committee tasked with making scientific recommendations for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines released its report this year, it ruffled some feathers. For the first time it included concerns about the environmental issues linked to certain dietary patterns and agricultural practices—for…
  • Why Is a Whole Foods Exec Livestreaming His Empty Office?

    Luke Whelan
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Whole Foods recently announced its plan to open a new line of smaller stores called "365," and along with the news they launched a very, well, strange promotional website. If you type in www.wholefoodsmarket.com/365 you will find a webpage streaming a live cam of 365 president Jeff Turnas's desk. As of the writing of this post, the live stream has been going for some 170 hours; that's more than seven days. If this tactic is meant to show how hard Whole Foods is working on its new, more affordable venture (amid growing competition and accusations of overcharging customers), it's not really…
  • California Water Districts Just Sued the State Over Cuts to Farmers

    Julia Lurie
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:39 pm
    More MoJo coverage of the California Drought: 7 Key Facts About the Drought Invasion of the Hedge Fund Almonds California Is Literally Sinking Into the Ground Bottled Water Comes From the Most Drought-Ridden Places in the Country Weather-Sensitive Watering, and 4 Other Simple Fixes for California's Drought It Takes HOW Much Water to Make Greek Yogurt?! California Has Cut Water to Some Farmers. What Exactly Does That Mean? Drama on the California drought front: On Friday, a group of water districts sued the State Water Resources Control Board in response to an order prohibiting some holders of…
  • EPA Report Puts a Staggering Price Tag on Climate Inaction

    Luke Whelan
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:59 pm
    According to a report released Monday by the Obama administration, doing nothing to rein in greenhouse gas emissions would cost the United States billions of dollars and thousands lives. The findings come as part of an attempt by the Environmental Protection Agency to quantify the human and economic benefits of cutting emissions in an effort to reduce global warming. The report is the latest piece of President Obama's recent climate push and provides a tool that he hopes to use in negotiations at the UN climate talks in Paris later this year. The report, which was peer reviewed, estimates…
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • ViaOpta Nav for iPhone by Novartis Now on Apple Watch. Yes, but...

    PharmaGuy
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:59 am
    ViaOpta Nav for iPhone by Novartis Now on Apple Watch.There's only one problem...Read more »
  • Don't Laugh! You Too Might Have Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA)

    PharmaGuy
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:15 am
    25% More People Think They Have PBA After Seeing Danny Glover Laughing Uncontrollably!See how "The Most Interesting Pharma Guy in the World" reacted to the PBA Assessment...Read more »
  • The Most Interesting Pharma Guy in the World!

    PharmaGuy
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:28 am
    Don't believe me?Read more »
  • Palio Ignited a ISIS-style Disruptive - Some Might Say Destructive - Full Page Ad in PE Mag

    PharmaGuy
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:54 am
    Click on image for enlarged viewI still get the print version of Pharmaceutical Executive magazine. These days the mag is much thinner than in its glory years - only 60 pages, counting the front and back covers. At least 25% of those pages are full-page ads and another 8 are sponsored content.A couple of full-page ads captured my attention, which I suppose mean that they were successful. One was the Palio Ignited ad shown here.It glorifies the agency's "rebel" nature by using the image of a Molotov Cocktail. Instead of an ordinary bottle, the explosive device uses an erlenmeyer…
  • Like 3-Day Old Fish, #LionsHealth Grand Prix Prize Stinks!

    PharmaGuy
    20 Jun 2015 | 5:37 am
    Desperate to award a Grand Prix this year to a pharma ad campaign, Lions Health judges declared DigitasLBI New York’s “Take it from a fish” for AstraZeneca Pharma Lions’s first Grand Prix.Commenting on the choice, Jury President Rob Rogers, Chief Creative Officer and Co-CEO, Sudler, said that the jury had been captivated by the standard of work, which he described as being of greater variety and quality this year and a sign that the competition had come of age. The Grand Prix winner, he said, “blew the door off the category” and dispelled the myth that a challenging environment…
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • Who decides on non-profit status?

    Paul Levy
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:13 am
    Here's a question for the lawyers out there.A state court judge in New Jersey has determined that a local hospital is not really a non-profit and therefore should not have a property tax exemption.Does the existence of a federal IRS ruling that the hospital is non-profit serve to insulate the hospital from a state judge's determination?  In other words, does the Constitutional supremacy clause hold in this kind of matter? Can the hospital win on appeal based on this logic?In short, can the state find in one way for state jurisdictional taxes, based on its own logic, while the Feds find…
  • Trext helps patients and staff at the U.Mass clinic

    Paul Levy
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:32 am
    Massachusetts and California are the hotbeds of healthcare-related start-ups, and I decided to join the board of one created by some recent college graduates.  It's called Trext and is designed to take advantage of smart texting, using decision tree logic to engage in interactive messaging with one person alone or with thousands of people simultaneously.  Especially it you are trying to reach a generation of customers who no longer read email, it is a powerful option.Apologies if what follows sounds like an advertisement because . . . it is!  But I also thought my readers might…
  • Did you expect otherwise?

    Paul Levy
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    In an example of a study that was not worth doing, John Commins at Healthleaders Media reports:Only about 25% of internal medicine residents say they know where to find costs estimates for tests and treatments and that they can share those estimates with patients, according to a survey by the American College of Physicians.The cross-sectional survey questioned more than 18,000 U.S. internal medicine residents who took the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination in October 2012. The study was published in the June issue of Academic Medicine: The Journal of the Association of American Medical…
  • Empathy without action is empty

    Paul Levy
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:32 am
    One of the most compelling videos in recent years is the one produced by the Cleveland Clinic entitled "Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care." Since its publication in February of 2013, it has been viewed by over 2 million people. If you don't shed a tear while watching it, I'd be surprised. It reflected very well on the image of the Clinic.Less covered was the fact that before, during, and after this time, the Clinic was cited multiple times by CMS for flaws in patient safety oversight.  Joe Carlson at Modern Healthcare documented this in a story last June.A three-month Modern…
  • Stand up for your rights

    Paul Levy
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    A friend writes:Here's a story for you about small advances in funneling technology.First, listen to Bob Marley:Now, watch the story.
 
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    PharmaGossip

  • AllTrials vs Richmond Pharmacology

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

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

    insider
    12 Jun 2015 | 11:19 am
    Dear AllTrials friendAs most of you know Richmond Pharmacology has brought a judicial review against the Health Research Authority because it insists on the registration (not even reporting, but registration) of clinical trials. Read more.This is a quick note to let you know that we have obtained the court papers (hundreds of them!), we are looking urgently with lawyers at what can be done and we will be in touch next week to tell you. In the meantime, if you have been meaning to help with our campaign fund, now would be a great time...  And if you can help with time over…
  • Sidney Wolfe writes in the BMJ - AllTrials - Selective clinical trial reporting: betraying trial participants, harming patients

    insider
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Reporting biases found in trials of cardiovascular devicesReporting biases in published trials were first identified in 1986.1 Published randomized studies of combination chemotherapy compared with treatment with an alkylating agent as first line treatment for ovarian cancer showed a significant survival advantage for combination chemotherapy. Unpublished cancer trial registry data from the same studies, however, showed no such advantage.2 Similarly, in the treatment of multiple myeloma, registry data suggested a smaller survival advantage for combination chemotherapy (over…
  • Introducing GlobalLeaks

    insider
    26 May 2015 | 4:34 am
    https://globaleaks.org/GlobaLeaks is an open source project aimed at creating a worldwide, anonymous, censorship-resistant, distributed whistleblowing platform.
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • FDA Panel Approves ‘Female Viagra” Despite Lingering Safety Concerns

    Guest Contributor
    9 Jun 2015 | 10:31 am
    by Martha Kempner, RH Reality Check A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel last week recommended that the government approve flibanserin, a drug that has often been called the female Viagra. The panel voted 18-6 in favor of Sprout Pharmaceutical’s drug application on the condition that the company develops plans to manage the risks of the medication, which include fatigue, low blood pressure, and fainting. The FDA had previously rejected two applications for approval, citing concerns over side effects and lack of information about drug interaction. [View the FDA briefing…
  • How One Hospital Reduced Its C-Sections Rate, Benefitting Patients and Insurers

    Guest Contributor
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:19 am
    By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, one of the largest and most respected facilities in Orange County, Calif., needed to move quickly. A big insurer had warned that its maternity costs were too high and it might be cut from the plan’s network. The reason? Too many cesarean sections. “We were under intense scrutiny,” said Dr. Allyson Brooks, executive medical director of Hoag’s women’s health institute. The c-section rate at the time, in early 2012, was about 38 percent. That was higher than the state average of 33 percent and above most others in…
  • A Remembrance of Childbirth Author and Activist Sheila Kitzinger

    Guest Contributor
    20 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    Childbirth author and activist Sheila Kitzinger died April 11, 2015, at the age of 86, just a month before the publication of her autobiography, “A Passion for Birth: My Life: Anthropology, Family and Feminism.” Norma Swenson, a founding member of Our Bodies Ourselves who knew Sheila well, wrote this remembrance. The Boston Association for Childbirth Education-Nursing Mothers’ Council and Our Bodies Ourselves are hosting a memorial celebration of Sheila’s life and work on Wednesday, May 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Newton Highlands Congregational church. All are…
  • Boston Playwright Will Donate Proceeds From “Voices of We” to Local Women’s Organizations

    OBOS
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:13 am
    “The Voices of We,” a new play by Boston-area stage and screenwriter Robbi D’Allessandro, is making its world premiere April 25 to May 9 at the the Boston Playwrights Theatre. D’Allessandro is donating the proceeds from all performances to nonprofit organizations that benefit women in need, including Our Bodies Ourselves. The performances benefiting OBOS are on Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. Judy Norsigian, OBOS co-founder and former executive director, will take part in a talk-back with the audience following the show on Saturday night.
  • Patients Work with Doctors to Make Choices About Care

    Guest Contributor
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:11 am
    By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Rose Gutierrez has a big decision to make. Gutierrez, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last spring, had surgery and 10 weeks of chemotherapy. But the cancer is still there. Now Dr. Jasmine Wong, a surgeon at UC San Francisco, is explaining the choices: Gutierrez can either have another lumpectomy followed by radiation, or she can get a total mastectomy. “I think both options are reasonable,” Wong said. “It’s just a matter of how you feel personally about preserving your breast, how you feel about having radiation therapy.” “I’m kind of…
 
 
 
 
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    Reuters: Health News

  • Novartis to test new pricing model with heart failure drug

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) - Novartis plans to test a novel pricing model with some customers when it launches its keenly awaited new heart failure drug Entresto, the Swiss company's head of pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday.
  • Liberia records Ebola death after country declared virus-free

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:21 am
    MONROVIA (Reuters) - A Liberian has died of Ebola in the first recorded case of the disease since a country at the heart of an epidemic that has killed more than 11,000 people was declared virus-free on May 9 after going 42 days without a new case.
  • Celgene to invest $1 billion in Juno to partner in cancer therapies

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    (Reuters) - Celgene Corp on Monday launched a 10-year partnership with Juno Therapeutics, announcing a $1 billion investment aimed at bringing to market Juno technologies that harness the immune system to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases.
  • For post-op complications, go back to the same hospital: study

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:48 pm
    (Reuters Health) – Patients who need to be rehospitalized within a month after major surgery have a lower risk of death over the next two months if they return to the hospital where they had the surgery rather than going to a different facility, according to a new study.
  • State restrictions for hepatitis C drug may go too far

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:28 pm
    (Reuters Health) - State-run insurance programs for the poor may be putting up illegal barriers that prevent people with hepatitis C from getting a new treatment, a new study suggests.
 
 
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    Renegade Health

  • What Makes Your Brain Happy (and Why We Do Stupid Things With Our Health)

    Frederic Patenaude
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:04 am
    I’m currently reading a book with an interesting title (and most interesting content): What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do The Opposite.It’s a book that summarizes the latest research in neuroscience regarding how our brains process information. One topic that I found particularly fascinating is the so-called “confirmation bias.” In a nutshell, our brains crave certainty. We want to live in a world that is predictable and therefore, we seek validation everywhere. We want to feel that there is some consistency in the way we live our lives. We actually feel good when…
  • Can Weight Training Really Boost Metabolism?

    Colleen M. Story
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Is it really true that we can “boost” our metabolism? One really frustrating thing about getting older is that the eating habits that have served us well for years suddenly start eroding our health. We’re not doing anything different, but we’re putting on the pounds, or feeling more tired, or finding our thinking isn’t quite as sharp as it used to be. Many of us blame it on our metabolism. It’s slowing down, we say. Age, hormonal changes, and activity changes all work together to make it harder to burn calories. Still, we’re told, we can get that metabolism revved up again. All…
  • Why Is B12 Needed?

    Frederic Patenaude
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:35 pm
    One reader asks me, “Why is B12 supplementation required to thrive on a vegan diet? Is it a biologically appropriate diet?” What the reader is asking is that if a plant-based diet is so healthy, why are there some supplements that are needed to make this diet complete? It is generally recognized that plant-based diets can be very healthy as long as they are well balanced, containing foods coming from the following categories: fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds. Consuming adequate calories from a wide variety of these foods will provide all the nutrients you need,…
  • “Grain Brain” Review

    Frederic Patenaude
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:17 am
    After my last article, my readers asked me if I could review the book Grain Brain. This popular book by Dr. David Perlmutter has been talked about a lot, and many people have questions about it. You probably guessed the premise of the book just from the title alone. Grains are bad for health. They mess with your brain and mess with your health.  According to the book, this applies to carbohydrates in general. Here’s the thing: this book, like many others, is just another low-carb diet book. Authors all around the world know that low-carb diets are popular. For the book Wheat Belly, the…
  • The IV Cocktail Lounge: A Better Way To Take Your Vitamins Or High-Priced Fad?

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:59 am
    You’ll pay a lot for intravenous nutrient cocktails. Are they worth it? IVs are super trendy. In Miami, you can get IV cocktails with names like “instant organism” and “liquid miracle.” In Beverley Hills, you can order an IV fatigue fighter or immune booster. Do nutritional IVs deliver on their promises? Will IV cocktails prevent disease, or are they a passing fad? Looking Back On IV Therapy Although Dr. Oz describes “extreme” vitamin injections as cutting edge, intravenous (IV) nutrients are not new. In fact, holistic doctors have used them for…
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    In the Pipeline

  • Two Alzheimer's Updates (Lilly and TauRx)

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:14 am
    When you look at the stock charts of the major pharma companies, there's not a lot of excitement to be had. Until you get to Eli Lilly, that is. Over the last year, the S&P 500 is up about 5%, and most of the big drug stocks are actually negative (Merck -0.4%, Sanofi down 6%, J&J down 7%, AstraZeneca down 13%). Pfizer pulled away from the index in February, and has held on to that gain (up 13% from a year ago), but Lilly - those guys were doing about as well as Pfizer until the last month or two, but have just ratcheted up since then, for a 1-year gain of over 32%. Why them? It's all…
  • Another STEM Jobs Myth-Breaking Article

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:47 am
    A reader sent along this link to an article at the New York Review of Books on the relentless emphasis on STEM jobs. The viewpoint of its author, Andrew Hacker, was preordained: he's a political scientist who started a controversy about ten years ago with an editorial wondering if mathematical education (we're talking up to the level of algebra) is even necessary or desirable. So he's not going to be a big booster of any push into science or engineering. But keeping those biases in mind, he does take a useful tour through what I see as the error at the other end of the spectrum. I'm not ready…
  • External R&D

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:38 am
    Bruce Booth has a long post on external R&D in biopharma. He's mostly talking about some of the newer ways to do that, rather than traditional deals and outsourcing. These include larger companies partnering with VC firms to launch smaller ones, large investments in the smaller players with specific rights to buy some of the successes, etc. But the larger players have to be able to keep their hands off: That said, a number of large companies have also been attempting to do this on their own, without venture involvement at last initially; as far as I can tell, these have had limited…
  • A Look at Phenotypic Screening

    26 Jun 2015 | 5:32 am
    Here's a good overview of phenotypic screening from a group at Pfizer in Science Translational Medicine. It emphasizes, as it should, that this is very much a "measure twice, cut once" field - a bad phenotypic screen is the worst of both worlds: The karyotype of a cell represents one of its most fundamental and defining characteristics. A large number of tumor-derived cell lines display substantial genetic abnormalities, with some extreme examples bearing in excess of 100 chromosomes as opposed to the expected 46. By that measure, the widely used human monocytic THP-1 cell line would fare…
  • A Brain Apparently Made of Grain

    26 Jun 2015 | 3:37 am
    I truly enjoyed this look at Dr. Robert David Perlmutter of "Grain Brain" fame, another branch of the same intellectual family tree as Drs. Mercola and Oz. Wonderful cures! Suppressed by evil forces! Under our noses all along! Exactly the opposite of the wonderful cures claimed by the same guy in the 1990s. . .uh, what? Fun stuff. But it won't convince the true believers; nothing will.
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Observing the damaged brain for clues about dreaming

    Dr. Michael Breus
    2 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Thanks to advanced and digital technologies, a close study of the dreaming brain is possible. Dream researchers use neural-imaging tools range from EEG to PET scan to MRI to observe the brain’s activity while dreaming. In addition to observing healthy brain activity, scientists also use cases of brain injury and illness as a way to learn about the brain mechanics of dreaming. This approach—of learning about the functions of the brain through abnormalities, injury, or illness—is by no means just confined to the study of dreams. A great deal of what we know about the mechanics of the…
  • How do Scientists Study Dreams?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    15 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    Dreams are among the most personal and mysterious human experiences. They’re also one of the most ephemeral. Memories of our dreams are often incomplete and fleeting. You may wake from sleep with sharp and vivid recollections of a dream and strong residual emotions, only to lose those memories quickly, often within just a few minutes. Much of the experience of dreaming goes unremembered and unrecorded, seemingly beyond our grasp. It’s fascinating to learn about dreaming, to discover patterns and themes that appear in dreams across cultures and ages, and to speculate about the purpose of…
 
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • SeaWolf - Submarine For Your GoPro!

    Aaron Usiskin
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:51 am
    The SEAWOLF is the next generation ROV designed by TTRobotix. She is the ideal submersible vehicle for carrying HD sports camera systems into underwater environment. The SEAWOLF is able to take still photos and videos, and live stream video for FPV piloting. Seawolf is a remote-control GoPro Submarine. SeaWolf- $1000
  • Right Equipment At The Right Time! Strahlhorn secours en crevasse

    Aaron Usiskin
    1 Jun 2015 | 5:34 am
    Being safe is not just looking out for danger it is preparing for it before it happens. This guy in Switzerland fell into a Crevasse and had the right equipment and friend to get him out. The big thing and one of the smallest pieces of equipment that he had was an ice screw with webbing attached. He crewed it in and was safe from falling any further. I can tell you for $60 this is one piece of equipment that will be going into my bag. Be safe al the time and know the conditions before you go out.
  • Introducing the Lily Camera

    Aaron Usiskin
    14 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    Amazing, another game changer. Lily is not the first one of its kind but it is waterproof so that makes it a leader. Plus it has the camera built in, GoPro that is a tough act to follow, $399 for a GoPro or a preorder of $499 for the Lily, ouch.CameraVideo Resolution: 1080p 60 fps / 720p 120 fpsVideo FOV: 94ºVideo Format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file formatPhoto Resolution: 12 MPDigital gimballingImage stabilizationFixed focusBattery and PowerBuilt-in Lithium-Ion Battery20 min of flight timeCharging via 5A charger2-hour charge timeSensorsAccelerometerThree-axis…
  • Keen's Original Water Shoe, Tiger Stripes!

    Aaron Usiskin
    12 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    Keen had a hit over ten years ago with their water shoe. I tried them out for sailing and it has to this day been the best sailing shoes I have ever owned. I talking about sailboat racing here, foredeck work, wet all the time and doing maneuvers on a deck that would normally be tough to crawl on let alone walk.I have been through Top Siders  since theses were the only shoes available when I was a kids, they seemed to have lost their way, great looking, but don't seem to stick like I want them too.Well it seems as though Keen never went away, I guess when you are satisfied with the…
  • Bell & Ross, Desert Type

    Aaron Usiskin
    1 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    I love watches the bigger looking the better, plus they need to be bullet proof. Bell & Ross has proven that over and over again, Desert Type is no exception. @ $4200 it is a bit steep but you will never need to replace it.The latest addition to Bell & Ross's popular BR 03 lineup is a new stainless steel limited edition called the Desert Type. The sandy beige dial has a nice contrast against the black PVD coated case which is sized at 42mm, a much more wearable size in comparison to its much larger 46mm siblings. The watch also features an automatic movement,…
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • Avoiding Sunshine Could Mean Early Death In Women

    13 Jun 2015 | 9:48 am
    A major study shows women who avoid the sun may have a higher mortality rate, than those who sunbathe on a regular basis.While any activity in the sun lowered mortality by twenty to thirty percent, the more activities the better, maxing out at a forty-seven percent decrease in death. The Bottom Line: Sunshine is essential to human health.© 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
  • During a Visit to My Doctor

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

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    "There's a growing body of research in both humans and animals, showing that frequent consumption of diet soda or artificial sweeteners is associated with greater body mass index (BMI), obesity and Metabolic Syndrome." - Laura A. Schmidt PhD, MPH© 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
  • Checking Smartphones Before Bed and Your Brain

    11 Apr 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Dr. Dan Siegel, of the UCLA School of Medicine, explains why looking at your smartphone before bed can have a negative effect on your brain and overall health.© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • Is There Only One Right Way To Eat For Everyone?

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:56 pm
    "Much of the comments-section vitriol seems to result from believing there’s exactly one right way toeat. There isn’t. There may be one right way to eat for you and one right way to eat for me, but there’s no right way to eat for everyone. We all came from different genetic backgrounds and we’re all different." - Tom Naughton, writer and creator of the documentary, 'Fat Head'© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
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    Hospital Impact

  • Adding credence to the ideal traits of a healthcare CEO

    25 Jun 2015 | 5:32 am
    by Barry Ronan Last week, I read the FierceHealthcare article, "5 traits of the ideal healthcare CEO." I am here to tell you that the article, which was based on a recent Hospitals and Health Networks article, was right on the money. As CEO of the Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, Maryland, I am beginning my fifth year under value-based care delivery, and I have certainly had to adjust my approach to managing under a new care delivery model. Taking the five traits one by one, I offer the following insights based on my experience: Embrace Change: The change has been amazing in that…
  • The importance of anticipating the patient experience

    25 Jun 2015 | 5:20 am
    by Jason A. Wolf I have been involved in a few conversations of late in which people--patients and healthcare providers alike--still see experience as a reactive or passive engagement. They have expressed concerns that the idea is becoming just another silo in an already over-segmented healthcare world. This is not surprising, for as humans we look for means to control or understand what is new, big and even boundless in many ways, and we are also apt to react to situations more often than plan. But I believe we overlook a significant opportunity in doing this. This perspective is elevated…
  • Riverside sentencings should serve as warning shot to healthcare executives

    25 Jun 2015 | 5:19 am
    by Evan Sweeney If you had any doubt that federal prosecutors are serious about bringing the hammer down on healthcare executives who oversee fraud schemes, look no further than the sentences handed down to three administrators at Riverside General Hospital over the last month. Collectively, three administrators of the notoriously mismanaged hospital will be spending 115 years in prison. That includes a 45-year sentence for Riverside's president, Earnest Gibson III, and a 40-year sentence for Mahammad Khan, the hospital's former assistant administrator and Gibson III's right-hand man.
  • Chief nursing officer's tale highlights need for empathy in healthcare

    18 Jun 2015 | 5:28 am
    by Thomas Dahlborg I recently had the opportunity to visit a number of well-respected healthcare organizations and meet with amazing servant leaders who are all striving to bring healthCARING back into the healthcare system. Today I would like to share one of those experiences and what I learned. At a critical access hospital in the Midwest, I met a chief nursing officer (CNO) who has worked throughout the country to implement systems to better position nurses to be successful and again find joy in their work, and improve the care of patients and their families. We had the opportunity to…
  • Urgent care: Not an ER or a PCP, but likely better than both

    18 Jun 2015 | 5:28 am
    by Andrea J. Simon As we have been working with healthcare organizations on their urgent care centers (UCCs), we have been fascinated by what we hear from urgent care patients. Often what those patients tell us differs greatly from the expectations of healthcare organizations that created the UCCs in the first place. Given this disparity, we thought it would be timely to share our early insights and inquire about what you might be seeing in terms of UCCs, as well. While two-dozen interviews over a few hours at two different UCCs in New York do not amount to a sample, what we've found so far…
 
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    A Splintered Mind

  • The Problem with Drive-by Suicide Notes

    22 Jun 2015 | 10:05 pm
    New commenting policy in effect. For over ten years I have reached out to this community. I have shared my experiences with you so that you don’t feel alone, and I have tried to comfort commenters to the best of my ability. Although comments are severely down since we have entered the Age of Facebook, I appreciate all the thoughtful, intelligent replies that my readers leave. I am not always neurologically online and able to respond to them in a timely manner, but I do make an effort to reply to everybody. Lately, however, there has been a new breed of commenter. Ever since my article…
  • Dylann Roof and America: Hating Those Who Disagree

    20 Jun 2015 | 1:27 am
    On Thursday somebody unfriended me over the Charleston shooting. It was early in the day, facts were still rolling in, and the shooter had just barely been arrested. My Facebook friend of years had posted a link to an article that proclaimed Roof was a terrorist. It was an informative article about the church where the shooting took place along with the church’s place in black history, but the article began with one sentence that mentioned the shooting, and only one sentence. It seemed like a cheap link-bait tactic to me. I stated as much in response to the post, and suggested it was too…
  • Articles

    6 Jun 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Articles Published in ADDitude Magazine:Quiet the Riot: Blocking Out ADHD DistractionsHow I Learned to Make Deadlines...Despite These 7 Major ADD DistractionsProcrastination: Break Away from the Shame"Family Guy" Articles Published at ADDitudeMag.com:Losing It over Losing My WalletI Remembered I Forgot (Just in Time)ADHD and Adrenaline: Perfect Together?!The Day I Over-Shared about My DaughtersI Can’t Get on the Same Page as Everyone ElseHow My ADHD Anger Hurt My Marriage and KidsNo One Wants to Live with the HulkDid I Really Say That — Or Was I on ADHD Autopilot?Crazy, Stupid “Love”…
  • Learning How to Be Happy (or at Least Less Sad)

    3 Jun 2015 | 12:41 pm
    I recently read a book that really impressed me despite how simplistic it initially seemed. Penguin Random House contacted me to see if I’d like to review How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad): A Creative Workbook by Lee Crutchley. The subject sounded like a great match for my readers here, but when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised to see it was a workbook. I somehow missed that bit in the title, but once I adapted I began to see the great potential being a workbook gave the material.Being told how to think better can be helpful, but being shown how to do it is infinitely better.
  • Adult ADHD: Sometimes It's Your Fault, but Don't Let It Get You Down

    10 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Here's a story about four steps to coping with ADHD goof-ups. They're going to happen. You might as well prepare for them:Recently, I paid off my iPhone 5, and carrier unlocked it. This required resetting my device. While I erased all my data after making a backup, I did a happy dance that sounded a little like this:Whoohoo! I finally paid it off! I can jailbreak it now and sell it for big bucks and then get an iPhone 6 and get more than 16gb of storage which was a phenomenal mistake I mean, what was I thinking? 16gb is too small! Oh, is it ready? Heywaitaminute…where's all my Health…
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    Cancer Research UK - Science blog

  • News digest – New NICE guidelines, more simple blood tests, and chemical cocktails

    Misha Gajewski
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:30 am
    This week NICE rolled out its new symptom-based guidelines for suspected cancers, aiming to cut delays between patients seeing their GP and being referred to a specialist. Sara Hiom, our director of early diagnosis, said: “These new guidelines will give GPs more freedom to quickly refer patients with worrying symptoms – crucial for a disease that can be hard for GPs to spot in primary care. This will mean diagnosing more cancers earlier, at a stage when treatment is most likely to be effective, better for patients and ultimately increasing survival.” We covered this important story here…
  • European data laws – where privacy meets progress in research

    Catherine Guinard
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:16 am
    In the 1970s just one in four people with cancer survived for at least 10 years in the UK. Today half do. And research is behind this progress. Yet, right now, a new law being negotiated by European policy makers in Brussels threatens how researchers across Europe – including our own – do their job. The Data Protection Regulation looks at how people’s personal data is used across all sectors, from telecoms through to research. Its impetus comes from a widespread concern that existing rules don’t go far enough in protecting peoples’ personal information, for example when they go…
  • New NICE GP guidelines have huge ambition and potential

    Dr Richard Roope
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Dr Richard Roope, a practising GP and clinical lead for cancer at Cancer Research UK and the Royal College of General Practice, shares his thoughts on the new National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) urgent referral guidelines for suspected cancer. Each year, as GPs, we see hundreds – if not thousands – of patients with potential cancer symptoms. Thankfully, on average fewer than eight of them* will turn out to have cancer. The most important way we can help these people is to make sure they’re diagnosed promptly. Clearly that poses a challenge for GPs – how do…
  • Science Snaps: divide by two

    Kat Arney
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:53 am
    This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Science SnapsDividing cells are the engine of life. One cell divides to become two. Two become four. Four become eight, then more. But this process, which generates all living things – from the smallest bacterium to the biggest blue whale – is also at the heart of cancer, as out of control cells divide to form tumours. Over the years we’ve funded world-leading research revealing the molecular nuts and bolts that cells use to divide, paving the way for potential new cancer treatments. Watch this animation showing how cell division can go wrong in…
  • News digest – Manchester Centre, cervical symptoms, organoids and… avocados?

    Henry Scowcroft
    20 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    The new £28.5m Manchester Cancer Research Centre building opened this week, as covered by the BBC and ITV. Cancer Research UK contributed £10m towards it, and its director, Professor Nic Jones, – who’s also our chief scientist, blogged about why he’s so excited about it. Experts highlighted the fact that almost a fifth of all diagnoses of cervical cancer occur in women over 65, reinforcing the need for all of us to know the disease’s symptoms, regardless of our age. The BBC covered the story; here’s a piece we wrote last year about the tricky issues around which ages to…
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Depression in Dads Affects Bonding

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:46 am
    Multiple studies have shown that postpartum depression can interfere with bonding between the mother and her infant. While new fathers may also develop depression, little is known about how depression in the father affects bonding. A recent study from Sweden has taken a look at the association between maternal and paternal depressive symptoms and parental […] The post Depression in Dads Affects Bonding appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Managing Sleep Problems in Menopausal Women: What Are the Options?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:54 am
    Peri- and post-menopausal women frequently complain of insomnia or poor sleep quality. Sleep disturbance is often attributed to nocturnal hot flashes; however, a recent study from researchers at Wayne State University School of Medicine suggests that a sizeable proportion of menopausal women may have a primary sleep disorder.  There are various options for managing insomnia […] The post Managing Sleep Problems in Menopausal Women: What Are the Options? appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • ACOG Issues Opinion on Marijuana in Pregnant and Nursing Women

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    With many states now moving forward with  the legalization of medical marijuana, there seems to be a growing sense that marijuana is relatively safe and may, in some cases, be more attractive or effective than traditional pharmacologic interventions.  The use of marijuana in the United States appears to be increasing.  According to a nationwide survey, […] The post ACOG Issues Opinion on Marijuana in Pregnant and Nursing Women appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Adjunctive Treatment with Medroxyprogesterone in Women with Acute Mania

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:29 am
    Women with bipolar disorder often experience fluctuating mood symptoms across the menstrual cycle, typically reporting an exacerbation of symptoms during the premenstrual phase of the cycle (Rasgon et al, 2003, 2005).  Other studies have indicated that women with bipolar disorder have more affective instability as they transition into the menopause, when there are pronounced fluctuations […] The post Adjunctive Treatment with Medroxyprogesterone in Women with Acute Mania appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Brief Report: TMS for Depression During Pregnancy

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:56 am
    Transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS is similar to ECT but uses electromagnetic pulses to generate electrical current in specific regions of the brain that are known to modulate mood.  TMS is less likely to cause side effects and has thus been proposed as a possible alternative therapy for those suffering from treatment-resistant depression.  (You can […] The post Brief Report: TMS for Depression During Pregnancy appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
 
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    Weighty Matters

  • Canada's Heart and Stroke Foundation is Just Plain Awesome These Days

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    It's amazing what a public health NGO can do when it divorces itself from the food industry. Canada's Heart and Stroke Foundation, just a few short years ago, was happily in bed with the food industry, selling it their "Health Check" front of package seal of approval and partnering with multiple fast food restaurants. But then last year, the Health Check program was shuttered and since then, the Heart and Stroke Foundation has forged a course that their prior partnerships would have undoubtedly prevented. First they published the most rigorous sugar recommendations in North America. Next they…
  • Dairy Farmers of Canada Break The Law At Medical Conference

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    I took that photo up above at the recent Canadian Obesity Network conference's exhibit hall. According to Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency,"Nutrient function claims may not refer to the treatment, prevention or cure of a Schedule A disease; or claim to treat, mitigate, or prevent a disease, disorder or physical state; or claim to correct, restore or modify an organic function [3(1) and 3(2), FDA]. Such claims are considered to be drug claims (see Drugs vs. Foods)."And, "Nutrient function claims are not made for a food per se; they may only be made respecting the energy…
  • Saturday Stories: Vitamins, David Perlmutter, and Lithium

    27 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    Cardiologist Chris Labos in MacLeans takes on the hard to swallow truth of vitamin pills. Alan Levinovitz in The Science of Us covers the history, and it's an ugly one, of Grain Brain's Dr. David Perlmutter. Jaime Low, an author who has had bipolar disorder for 20 years, in The New York Times Magazine, on how she doesn't believe in God, but she does believe in lithium.        Related StoriesSaturday Stories: Alcohol, Soda, and DeathSaturday Stories: Urban Gardening, Ingress, and #DistractinglySexySaturday Stories: Steve Prefontaine, Dave Sackett, and Andrew…
  • ♫ "I'd Like to Buy the World a Drink That Doesn't Cause Disease" ♫

    26 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    So, it's far sadder than it is funny, but CSPI's take on Coca-Cola's iconic "Hilltop Ad" (the one featured in the last episode of Madmen and with the song, "I'd like to teach the world to sing"), is definitely worth including as a Friday video.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesNever Ask a Goat Not To Eat Your PantsStrive in Life to be Dog Number 3Unconscious People Don't Want Tea 
  • Eat Your Veggies and Proteins Before You Eat Your Carbs

    25 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    Was Pink Floyd onto something?Very cool, very small, very preliminary study. Those qualifiers out of the way, the study, published in this month's Diabetes Care, looked at the impact of order of food ingestion on post-meal glucose levels, in 11 adults with type 2 diabetes who were taking metformin. The subjects, after a 12 hour fast, were offered two meals spaced one week apart. The meals included carbs - ciabatta bread and orange juice, protein - skinless grilled chicken breast, and vegetables - lettuce and tomato salad with low-fat Italian vinaigrette and steamed broccoli with butter. What…
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    Highlight HEALTH

  • Long-term Depression Elevates Stroke Risk in Older Adults

    Jenny Jessen
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:23 pm
    A Harvard University study has found that long-term depression in people over 50 could more than double their risk of having a stroke. The risk remains significantly high even after the depression eases. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, is the first to evaluate how changes in depressive symptoms predict changes in stroke risk [1]. The study reviewed health information from over 16,000 men and women ages 50 and older participating in the Health and Retirement Study between 1998 and 2010. Every two years participants were interviewed about a variety of…
  • Dying Matters: Talk, Plan, Live

    Jenny Jessen
    20 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    During Dying Matters Awareness Week (May 18-24), the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging everyone to take the opportunity to talk openly with those closest to them about dying, death and bereavement. This year’s theme is ‘Talk, Plan, Live’ (hashtag #YODO, which stands for You Only Die Once). TALK ‘Talk’ encourages people to talk with their loved ones about sensitive matters. Remember that talking about dying won’t make it happen. You’re taking charge of what happens at the end of your life. It may be easiest to start talking about what you…
  • To the Edge of the Sky: the Fight to Save Children’s Lives and End Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Jenny Jessen
    7 May 2015 | 9:07 pm
    New drugs are being developed to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy — and many other rare diseases — but the treatments are stalled at the FDA. A new Kickstarter campaign is raising funds to complete a documentary about parents fighting to stop Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and gain access to potentially life-saving drugs before the disease kills their children. Oscar winning filmmakers Jedd and Todd Wider from Wider Film Projects are working on a new documentary called To the Edge of the Sky about parents who are fighting to save the lives of their sons who are dying from…
  • 23andMe Aims to Use Genetic Data to Develop Drugs

    Jenny Jessen
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:50 pm
    In a big shift of focus, the personal genomics company 23andMe recently announced the creation of a new therapeutics group with the intention of developing new therapies for both common and rare diseases. 23andMe, the Google-backed genetic testing startup that sells a $99 DNA saliva test, will expand from screening people for disease risk to developing new therapies to treat them. Along with the announcement, 23andMe has appointed Richard Scheller, Ph.D., recently retired from Genentech, Chief Science Officer and Head of Therapeutics, and bioinformatics pioneer Robert Gentleman, Ph.D., as…
  • Nationwide Study Reports Shifts in Americans’ Use of Natural Products

    NIH Newsbot
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    A nationally representative survey shows that natural product use in the United States has shifted since 2007, with some products becoming more popular and some falling out of favor. Overall, natural products (dietary supplements other than vitamins and minerals) remain the most common complementary health approach. The complementary health questionnaire was developed by NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The complementary health questionnaire is…
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • Burned Out? Take A Mental Health Day

    Kaitlyn Thompson
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:08 am
    Display Title:  Burned Out? Take A Mental Health Day Subtitle:  Even if you’re just feeling a little overwhelmed at work, it may be time to take a day off for your mental health. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Learn More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/mental-health/content/burned-out-take-mental-health-day Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • How Does Hormone Imbalance During Menopause Affect Mental Health?

    Erin Kennedy
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Hormonal imbalances during menopause are classically associated with hot flashes, fatigue and weight gain – physical symptoms that the body is experiencing change. Image:  URL:  Learn More Associated Editorial:  Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Block Weight:  -3 Two Columns:  No read more
  • 7 Health Tips for the Men in Your Life

    Joanne Sgro-Killworth
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:05 pm
    June is Men's Health Month. This has got to be the best time to be giving some thought and extra consideration to the health and wellbeing of the man, or men, in your life. Slide Title:  <strong>Dodge, Don’t Dash the Salt</strong> Image:  Image Caption:  Lev Dolgachov/PhotoSpin Image Text:  It is not just a pinch, but more like a whopping inch, of sodium that could be in your guy’s favorite foods. Many of those prepared, easy meals — even some that say organic and gluten-free — have extra sodium to extend their shelf life. I have found that canned…
  • PMS Solved: How Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Changed My Life

    Erin Kennedy
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Sandy Scherrens, 56, suffered from severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) since she was a teenager. She lived with bloating, hot flashes and mood swings month after month. Image:  URL:  Learn More Associated Editorial:  Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Block Weight:  -4 Two Columns:  Yes read more
  • Bioidentical Hormones vs. Synthetic Hormones: What’s the Difference?

    Erin Kennedy
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:03 pm
    You and your doctor have both decided that hormone therapy is the best treatment option for you, but now you are faced with an even tougher decision – which type of hormones should you choose: bioiden Image:  URL:  Learn More Associated Editorial:  Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Block Weight:  -6 Two Columns:  Yes read more
 
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    Journal of Hospital Medicine

  • Is weekend discharge associated with hospital readmission?

    Jordan M. Cloyd, Joy C. Chen, Yifei Ma, Kim F. Rhoads
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:26 am
    BACKGROUNDAlthough recent evidence suggests worse outcomes for patients admitted to the hospital on a weekend, the impact of weekend discharge is less understood. METHODSUtilizing the 2012 California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development database, the impact of weekend discharge on 30-day hospital readmission rates for patients admitted with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), congestive heart failure (CHF), or pneumonia (PNA) was investigated. RESULTSOut of 266,519 patients, 60,097 (22.5%) were discharged on a weekend. Unadjusted 30-day hospital readmission rates were similar…
  • Discharge before noon: Effect on throughput and sustainability

    Benjamin Wertheimer, Ramon E. A. Jacobs, Eduardo Iturrate, Martha Bailey, Katherine Hochman
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:26 am
    BACKGROUNDLate afternoon hospital discharges are thought to contribute to admission bottlenecks. We previously described an intervention that resulted in a statistically significant increase in the discharge before noon (DBN) rate on 2 inpatient medicine units. OBJECTIVETo evaluate (1) the effect of an increased DBN rate on the admission arrival time and the number of admissions per hour and (2) the sustainability of our DBN initiative. DESIGNPre-/postintervention retrospective analysis. SETTINGTwo acute-care inpatient medicine units in a tertiary care, urban, academic medical…
  • Variation in readmission rates by emergency departments and emergency department providers caring for patients after discharge

    Siddhartha Singh, Yu-Li Lin, Ann B. Nattinger, Yong-Fang Kuo, James S. Goodwin
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:25 am
    BACKGROUNDThe role of the emergency department (ED) provider and ED facility in readmissions of recently discharged patients who visit the ED has not been studied. OBJECTIVETo determine the variation in readmission rates by ED facility and ED providers caring for patients after discharge. DESIGNRetrospective cohort study using multilevel, multivariable models of 100% Texas Medicare claims data from the years 2007 to 2011. SETTINGTexas acute-care hospitals and ED facilities.PATIENTS: Medicare beneficiaries who visited an ED within 30 days of discharge from a hospital.
  • Trends in hospital deaths among human immunodeficiency virus–infected patients during the antiretroviral therapy era, 1995 to 2011

    Annie Cowell, Sheela V. Shenoi, Tassos C. Kyriakides, Gerald Friedland, Lydia Aoun Barakat
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:25 am
    OBJECTIVEMortality in hospitalized human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients is not well described. We sought to characterize in-hospital deaths among HIV-infected patients in the antiretroviral (ART) era and identify factors associated with mortality. METHODSWe reviewed the medical records of hospitalized HIV-infected patients who died from January 1, 1995 to December 31, 2011 at an urban teaching hospital. We evaluated trends in early and late ART use and deaths due to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and non-AIDS, and identified clinical and demographic correlates of…
  • SCAMP: A new tool for an old problem

    Rahul H. Rathod
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:25 am
    Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plans (SCAMPs) are tools to facilitate learning and discovery in a rapid iterative fashion. SCAMPs aim to reduce practice variation, improve patient outcomes, and identify unnecessary resource utilization. They are a quality improvement initiative that captures targeted data about clinical decision making. These data are then analyzed to change and improve the SCAMP algorithm itself. The purpose of this article is to describe the general SCAMPs methodology and to compare SCAMPs to traditional tools like clinical practice guidelines. Journal of…
 
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    QJM - current issue

  • Scleroderma and breast implants

    Hong, C., Sangle, S. R., Coghlan, J. G., D'Cruz, D. P.
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:23 am
  • Ebola virus disease managed with blood product replacement and point of care tests in Sierra Leone

    Nicholson-Roberts, T., Fletcher, T., Rees, P., Dickson, S., Hinsley, D., Bailey, M., Lamb, L., Ardley, C.
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:23 am
  • Herpetic epithelial keratitis

    Njoya, J. M., Handor, H., Lezrek, O., Hafidi, Z., Sabrane, I., Daoudi, R.
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:23 am
  • High alcohol consumption and the risk of renal damage: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Cheungpasitporn, W., Thongprayoon, C., Kittanamongkolchai, W., Brabec, B. A., O'Corragain, O. A., Edmonds, P. J., Erickson, S. B.
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:23 am
    Background: The risk of renal damage in patients with high alcohol consumption is controversial. The objective of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the associations between high alcohol consumption and progression of kidney damage including chronic kidney disease (CKD), end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and proteinuria. Methods: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane Databases from inception through August 2014 to identify studies investigating the association between high alcohol consumption and CKD, ESRD or proteinuria. Studies that reported odds ratios, relative…
  • A London experience 1995-2012: demographic, dietary and biochemical characteristics of a large adult cohort of patients with renal stone disease

    Ferraro, P. M., Robertson, W. G., Johri, N., Nair, A., Gambaro, G., Shavit, L., Moochhala, S. H., Unwin, R. J.
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:23 am
    Background: Kidney stone disease has an estimated prevalence of around 10%. Genetic as well as environmental factors are thought to play an important role in the pathogenesis of renal stones. Aim: The aim of our study was to analyse and report the main characteristics of patients with kidney stones attending a large UK metabolic stone clinic in London between 1995 and 2012. Design: A cross-sectional study. Methods: Analysis of data from stone formers attending the University College and Royal Free Hospitals’ metabolic stone clinic from 1995 to 2012. Demographic, clinical, dietary and…
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    The American Journal of Medicine

  • Neither Abusiveness with Patients nor Naivety with Drugs

    Alain Braillon
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Kelly et al1 must be commended for condemning abusive language for individuals with addiction (eg, substance “abusers” or “addicts”) and recommending the use of “people with a substance use disorder.” Indeed, reducing stigma is vital for building the therapeutic alliance with these patients with low self-esteem. Sadly, this is not yet usual: Elkind,2 when discussing the risk of recurrent ischemic stroke, called smoking a “volitional behavior.” However, the condemnation of public health messages such as “war on drugs” or “You use, you lose” deserves comments.
  • Heart Failure and the Renoprotective Effect of Statins

    Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Dennis J. Esterbrooks
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We read with great interest the meta-analysis by Gandhi et al,1 highlighting the protective role of statins in contrast-induced nephropathy. We would like to comment on the potential benefit of but lack of evidence on the role of statins in cardiogenic shock and nonischemic congestive heart failure.
  • The Reply

    Sebastian Haubitz, Chistoph Andreas Fux, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We thank Cunha et al for their interesting response and for proposing additional risk factors for early rule out of Legionella pneumonia on the basis of their experience. In the original derivation study, we evaluated different previously published predictors for Legionella, including C-reactive protein, creatinine kinase, hemoglobinuria, white blood count, and thrombocytopenia, among others.1 We used multivariate regression analysis and selected a parsimonious set of 6 predictors that showed a high discriminatory value in the initial cohort1 and in the recently published multinational…
  • Usefulness of the Visceral Adiposity Index in Different Populations

    Tao-Chun Peng, Wei-Liang Chen, Tung-Wei Kao
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We were very interested in the study by Salazar et al1 titled “Identification of Cardiometabolic Risk: Visceral Adiposity Index Versus Triglyceride/HDL Cholesterol Ratio,” which was published in The American Journal of Medicine. The authors demonstrated that the triglyceride (TG)/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) ratio is not inferior to the visceral adiposity index for the identification of cardiovascular events. However, in another brief report by Amato et al,2 the receiver operating characteristic curve analysis used to predict cardiovascular risk demonstrated significant…
  • The Reply

    Sumeet Gandhi, Husam Abdel-Qadir, Wassim Mosleh, Michael E. Farkouh
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We thank Vallabhajosyula et al for their interest in our study.1 Patients with cardiogenic shock represent the highest risk patients, with strong evidence for early revascularization in the setting of acute coronary syndrome. Patients may be prone to developing contrast-induced acute kidney injury due to renal hypoperfusion, acidosis, and the toxic effects of radiocontrast material. Early initiation of statin therapy in such patients is supported because of lipid-lowering and pleiotropic effects.
 
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  • Family Physician's Passion Catches Students by Surprise

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Family medicine needs to recruit more medical students to the specialty, and Samuel Church, M.D., M.P.H., of Hiawassee, Ga., has a precepting style that draws students in.
  • Depigmentation Cases Prompt New Label Warning for ADHD Patch

    26 Jun 2015 | 2:42 pm
    After dozens of reports of skin depigmentation or hypopigmentation associated with use of the methylphenidate transdermal system marketed as Daytrana, FDA officials are requiring that a new warning be added to the medication's package label.
  • AAFP Tobacco Control Mini-grant Recipients Kick Butts

    26 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Members of the inaugural class of AAFP tobacco prevention and control mini-grant recipients have completed the initial phase of their projects and discuss their experiences in the program.
  • AAFP, Coca-Cola End Consumer Alliance Agreement

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:37 am
    The AAFP and The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) have mutually agreed to end their current Consumer Alliance Program agreement at the end of this year. The AAFP and TCCC have agreed to discuss future project-specific funding for opportunities that will benefit members and their patients.
  • Ada Stewart, M.D., R.Ph., Runs for AAFP Director

    25 Jun 2015 | 2:29 pm
    The South Carolina AFP announces the candidacy of Ada Stewart, M.D., R.Ph., of Columbia, for AAFP director.
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  • Calling anyone whom might have connections with UK doctors

    Amanda Coates
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:47 am
    Hi I am lookingfor connections UK doctors re: business advice can anyone help me?
  • Parkinson’s Disease: Avoiding The Trap

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:22 am
    Parkinson’s disease has been in the public eye since several famous people developed the condition, notably Muhammad Ali and Michael J. Fox. The disease may start as a slight hand tremor, and then progress to a slowing down of movement. A person’s face may lack the usual expression and the arms do not swing when walking. There is no permanent cure yet, but there are medicines that can control its symptoms. What we do know is that there are certain risk factors that predispose a person to develop Parkinson’s disease such as older age, male sex, heredity and exposure to toxins and…
  • Urological Oncology by Nargund

    Meri Pustak
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:31 am
    Get the new information about the Urological Oncology books by Nargund Click   here ---> http://oncology-book.blogspot.in/
  • First Penis Transplant Recipient Recovers Full Use Of Organ, Announces Girlfriend Is Pregnant

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    12 Jun 2015 | 4:30 pm
    South African man recovers full use of the organ quicker than expected, and it could mean relief for other young men undergoing ritual circumcision.  Mere months ago, a 21-year-old South African man became the first person in the world to successfully receive a penile transplant — and now, he and his girlfriend are expecting. Dr. Andre van der Merwe, who performed the procedure at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town back in December, announced the news during a recent lecture, adding this is one of the greater markers of long-term transplant success. The initial procedure took Merwe and his…
  • Some heartburn drugs may carry heightened risk of heart attack

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Common heartburn drugs could raise risk of heart attacks (Reuters Health) – People who take certain popular heartburn medications, like omeprazole (Prilosec), are at increased risk of heart attack, according to a data mining study by U.S. researchers. The drugs, called proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), lower acidity in the stomach and prevent the burning sensation in the esophagus that indicates acid reflux. There have been questions about the safety of these drugs for people who have had a coronary event like a heart attack, said lead author Nigam H. Shah of Stanford University in California,…
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  • How teleconferences really go

    GruntDoc
    11 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    This is way too true.   No related posts.
  • America’s Emergency Physicians

    GruntDoc
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    Really good video! No related posts.
  • VP Biden’s best speech

    GruntDoc
    30 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Joe Biden isn’t my cuppa tea. Yet, his talk to TAPPS is the best contemporaneous speech by a Pol to military families who lost family members in combat. I now like him much more. Related posts: @movinmeat @emdocbrett Do you get vertigo spinning at this rate? Get a grip, this is a political nomination for what is perceived a pol prob @movinmeat @emdocbrett Do you get vertigo spinning at this rate?... Happy 239th Birthday US Navy Here’s to all those in the Sea Services. There’s a... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
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    GruntDoc
    21 May 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Thanks for not killing me all those years ago. Related posts: Happy Birthday, Marines! SemperFi I post this every year, and I still enjoy... Happy 239th Birthday US Navy Here’s to all those in the Sea Services. There’s a... Happy Birthday to my brudder, and a niece! a reprise… For my little brother (who’s taller and smarter... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • The NYT, Maureen Dowd, and Dr. Caplan

    GruntDoc
    5 May 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Behold, a very worthy rant.  Recommended. No related posts.
 
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • How to Stay Fit on a Mountain Bike

    Angie
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:39 am
    This is a sponsored guest post. How to Stay Fit  & Have Fun on a Mountain Bike with Your Family! There is nothing more satisfying than getting out in the fresh-air and exercising with your family – except maybe exploring new and beautiful landscapes during that exercise. Taking a mountain biking trip is a great […] The post How to Stay Fit on a Mountain Bike appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • Top Workout Songs: June 2015

    Angie
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Top Workout Songs for June 2015 From Chris Lawhorn of Run Hundred, “Familiarity and freshness are key ingredients in a workout playlist. While songs from the former category provide reliable inspiration, those in the latter bring the dynamism. Thankfully, June’s top workout tracks feature a healthy balance of both. Starting on the familiar side of things, […] The post Top Workout Songs: June 2015 appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • How To Make Your Own Peanut Butter Cups

    Angie
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:55 am
    How To Make Your Own {Healthy} Peanut Butter Cups Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Ingredients 1 bag Vegan Chocolate chips (Trader Joe’s) Natural Peanut Butter (Costco) Vanilla Amazon.com Widgets Directions Place cupcake liners in a muffin pan. Add 1/2 bag of the chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl and melt them in microwave for […] The post How To Make Your Own Peanut Butter Cups appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • National Running Day: Why Do You Run?

    Angie
    3 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today is National Running Day. A coast to coast celebration of running. Do you run? I don’t personally run but I sure give kudos to those that do. I have tried many times to do the run/walk thing but right now my knees just don’t support it. I walked a half marathon in Jamaica back […] The post National Running Day: Why Do You Run? appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • My June Mantra: Just Do It

    Angie
    31 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    Commitment. Tomorrow is June 1st. It’s the beginning of summer, kids just out of school and I’m ready to rock this month on my terms. My word for the month is commitment. I want to commit to doing my best when it comes to all the areas of my life (health, business, etc.) com·mit·ment noun […] The post My June Mantra: Just Do It appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
 
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    BestHealth Mag

  • 8 Foods You Should Always Buy Organic

    mgreer
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:39 pm
  • Your Hot-Weather Hair Rules

    mgreer
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:13 pm
  • What to Serve at Your Summer BBQ

    mgreer
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  Recipes by Alison Kent; Photos by Jodi Pudge Short Description:  Summer is the ultimate time to gather family and friends for an outdoor dinner. We've got a great menu of easy and healthy grill recipes Slide Title:  Grilled Chicken Bean Burgers with Tahini Sauce Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  Sandwich burgers with additional veggies, such as baby arugula and sliced tomato. For cheeseburgers, top burgers with thinly sliced Swiss or Cheddar cheese 1 minute before the end of grill time. Get the recipe:…
  • Summer in Canada: 5 Ideas for Adults

    mgreer
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:51 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Short Description:  This summer, visit some of the best places Canada has to offer Slide Title:  La Ronde, Montreal Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  The height requirement might have kept you off some of the rides as a kid at this popular amusement park, but no more! Laronde.com Exclude from MSN:  Exclude From MSN Slide Title:  Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  All those information cards might have bored you as a kid. Give it another try, especially…
  • Quiz: What's Your Ideal Summer Scent?

    mgreer
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:23 am
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    Association of Health Care Journalists

  • Things to keep in mind about the King v. Burwell SCOTUS ruling

    Joanne Kenen
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:40 pm
    The court ruled that the subsidies were integral to the functioning of insurance markets under the ACA, and that Congress constructed the law with that in mind. The Court did not use an alternative legal argument to uphold the subsidies – saying that the law was ambiguous but the executive branch (in this case the IRS) had the right to interpret it so that subsidies are available in both state and federal exchanges. This is not a minor distinction – that latter interpretation (used by one of the lower courts) would have meant that a future administration could come in and change the…
  • Reaching rural populations and providers: more from #ruralhealth15

    Susan Heavey
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:01 am
    Photo: Pia Christensen/AHCJMedical student Russell Stanley (left) and Dr. Kevin Blanton (right) share the stresses and triumphs of providing care in rural settings at AHCJ’s June 19 Rural Health Journalism Workshop. Distance dominated much of the conversation at AHCJ’s recent Rural Health Journalism Workshop in Fort Worth, Texas, a vast state with wide open spaces and far-flung cities. While such expanses can offer a quiet alternative to urban areas, panelists at #ruralhealth15 also noted that such isolation can impact not only health, but education and other community resources. And that…
  • New report ranks best, worst states for older women’s health

    Liz Seegert
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Photo by pingnews via Flickr. Want to stay healthy as you age? Move to Minnesota. Or perhaps Hawaii. These states rank number one and two in a new report on the health status of women. Minnesota was tops in the nation with an “A-“ on a composite index of women’s health and well-being, according to research compiled by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The North Star State has the lowest female mortality rate from heart disease and ranks in or near the top ten almost all of the other nine component nine indicators covering chronic disease, sexual health, mental and physical…
  • Experts stress increased need for more long-term care initiatives, funding

    Liz Seegert
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:46 am
    In a run-up to the July 13 White House Conference on Aging, (WHCOA) policy experts are stressing the need for increased funding for long-term services and supports (LTSS). G. Lawrence Atkins, Ph.D. executive director, Long-Term Quality Alliance and president, National Academy of Social Insurance, reviewed key lessons from the Federal Commission on Long-Term Care and aging services innovations to frame future care delivery. Atkins is the former chair of the commission, which issued a comprehensive report in 2013 calling for more funding and services for care and caregivers of older adults.
  • New AHCJ board members elected for 2015-16

    Pia Christensen
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:45 am
    Jeanne Erdmann and Mary Shedden Jeanne Erdmann, an independent journalist based in Missouri, and Mary Shedden, editor of Health News Florida, join four incumbents in being seated on the Association of Health Care Journalists’ 2015-16 board of directors. Incumbents starting a new two-year term include AHCJ President Karl Stark, of The Philadelphia Inquirer; AHCJ Treasurer Felice J. Freyer, of The Boston Globe; Gideon Gil, of The Boston Globe; and Maryn McKenna, an Atlanta-based independent journalist. Read more about AHCJ’s board.
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    Lifescript

  • Can You Split Your Diabetes Pills in Half?

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffIf you’re searching for more affordable prescription options, you’ve probably considered buying pills of larger doses and cutting them to the dosage you need. But there are drawbacks to consider. Pills that are scored - meaning they have a line cut into them and do not have a special coating - may be broken along the line, and both halves will have the same amount of medication. But a shiny tablet or a capsule without scoring may not work correctly if you break it in two. The coating may be necessary to control how fast or where the pill…
  • Hepatitis C and Baby Boomers

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Diane Wedner, Lifescript Health WriterPeople over 50, beware: You may have hepatitis C, a life-threatening liver disease, and not know it. The viral infection has almost no symptoms. In an exclusive Lifescript interview, an expert talks about hepatitis C and baby boomers, and how new drug treatments are promising a cure… Baby boomers who dabbled in intravenous recreational drugs and embraced free love decades ago are now finding that behavior can have a price: hepatitis C. The deadly viral disease brings few symptoms. In fact, it can live in your body silently for decades, slowly…
  • The Girlfriend’s Guide to Breast Cancer Surgery

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Diane Wedner, Lifescript Health DetectiveA breast cancer diagnosis is shocking, but there’s often little time to decide what to do. You’ll face difficult choices about breast cancer surgery, breast reconstruction and post-surgery issues. Lifescript’s Health Detective sifts through the information to offer clarity during this confusing period… Madeline Summers got the bad news on a late August afternoon two years ago. A mammogram revealed a pea-size tumor in her right breast. Now she faced breast cancer surgery. “I couldn’t live with the fear of the…
  • Better Sleep for Adults With ADHD

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Fran Golden, Special to Lifescript Adults with ADHD often have trouble falling and staying asleep, leading to daytime drowsiness and possibly a worsening of symptoms. But just because you’ve been diagnosed with the attention-busting disorder doesn’t mean better sleep is impossible. Follow these 9 tips to get more shut-eye, and you may find your symptoms of ADHD improve too… For adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), getting enough sleep can be a major challenge. The condition – characterized by issues such as trouble sitting still and difficulty paying…
  • Living With Anaphylaxis

    28 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Diane Wedner, Lifescript Health WriterFor Sandra Beasley, eating the wrong thing could be catastrophic. The poet and author has severe food allergies that can bring on anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Find out how she learned to deal with food while living a fulfilling life… For Sandra Beasley, scary things come in tiny packages: a cashew, a shrimp, a pine nut. That’s because she fears anaphylaxis – a life-threatening allergic reaction caused by certain foods, medications or insect venom. Being exposed to the wrong thing could send her to…
 
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  • Returning to Haiti With Fresh Eyes

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

    31 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerCoffee addicts rejoice: Your daily cuppa Joe is good for you! The benefits to your heart outweigh the risks, even for heavy coffee drinkers, a new study finds. Read all about it… The rich aroma and flavor of coffee satisfies palates around the world. But the beverage also has had its detractors since it was first imported to the West from the Middle East centuries ago. After all, they believed, something so stimulating couldn’t possibly be good for you. King Charles of England even banned the drink for health reasons in…
  • Diet Rich in Fruits, Veggies and Nuts Keeps Your Mind Young

    25 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerA Mediterranean diet chock-full of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts and olive oil is good for your heart. Learn how it keeps your mind young too… Cognitive function in older adults improved on a Mediterranean diet supplemented with olive oil and nuts, compared with adults on a control diet of reduced dietary fat, researchers from Spain reported recently. The multi-year, randomized trial supports previous studies that suggest a diet rich in antioxidant foods that protect your heart also delays cognitive decline. Study results…
  • Dessert With Breakfast Can Help You Drop Pounds

    18 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerDessert for breakfast and still lose weight? It may sound too good to be true, but it’s not. An Israeli study of nearly 200 obese adults found that a 600-calorie breakfast combining dessert with typical fare helped stave off cravings for sweets later in the day. Dessert-eating dieters lost more weight and kept it off over longer periods of time compared with low-carbohydrate breakfast eaters. Study participants were divided into two diet groups, each with identical caloric intake. Men were allowed 1,600 calories per day and women…
  • Vitamin D and Exercise to the Rescue

    11 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerWhen it comes to falling down, there’s good news and not-so-good news about the roles of exercise and vitamin D. Exercise, with or without vitamin D supplements, cuts the rate of injuries from falls by more than 50% in older women who participated in a clinical trial. The rate of injury was further improved by adding vitamin D to an exercise regimen. But – neither exercise training nor vitamin D supplementation helped reduce the number of falls in older women, the study found. The Finnish study, published in JAMA Network…
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala

  • Are we eating our veggies yet?

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

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

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

    Dr. Ayala
    27 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves.
  • A lighter, veggie-full spinach lasagna

    Dr. Ayala
    20 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    This is a light-on-cheese lasagne, with a good amount of veggies and a nontraditional, light béchamel layer to top it all -- all the comfort and richness you'd expect, with fewer calories than your traditional recipe.
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    Healthier Talk

  • The Secret to Beating Back Alzheimer’s Discovered?

    Christine O'Brien
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:29 am
    It’s the most common form of dementia in the United States. And it’s the sixth-leading cause of death. So of course I’m always on the lookout for natural ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. I just came across a new one. And there’s a bonus to this news: It couldn’t be easier. Research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease shows that an old favorite could play a major role in fighting Alzheimer’s disease. The study was conducted in Germany, where 74 Alzheimer’s patients and 158 people without the disease between the ages of 65…
  • New Push to Drug People with Normal BP Levels

    Edward Martin
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    “Prehypertension” is a name that sounds like it was invented to scare patients — and it’s definitely succeeded. No one wants to be “pre” any disease — so while the guidelines don’t call for treating prehypertension with meds, many docs do so anyway… and their scared patients play right along. Now, they’re being given a new piece of ammunition for those drugs as a study finds that patients who get medicated for this non-condition have a lower risk of stroke. “But as you’ll see in a moment, this ammunition has all the power…
  • An Orange a Day Keeps Stroke Away?

    Christine O'Brien
    28 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We all know the old saying, but maybe it’s time for a change of fruit. New research published in the journal Stroke has me thinking we should revise it to, “An orange a day keeps the doctor away.” At least for women, that is. According to the research, eating high amounts of oranges and grapefruit may help women avoid stroke, with a 19 percent lower risk of ischemic stroke than women who consumed the least amount. The secret is a certain flavonoid in citrus: flavonones. Researchers pored over 14 years of follow-up data from…
  • Low D Linked to Daytime Sleepiness and More

    Dr. Allan Spreen
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Some things are worth repeating. Other things are worth shouting from the rooftops. The importance of vitamin D is both of those things. That’s why I’ve been repeating my pro-D message for years now. In fact, long before the mainstream had picked up on just how important this vital vitamin I’ve been telling readers to top up their levels of D. Over three years ago I advised my female readers to get out into the sun more when I warned you about an association between breast cancer and low D levels. I revealed the surprising link between vitamin D and type II diabetes years…
  • Using Frankincense Can Help Diminish Arthritis Pain

    Danica Collins
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    A sacred oil from India is found as one of a little known herbal arthritis remedies and has been shown to treat osteoarthritis and alleviate joint pain as effectively as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)? Indian frankincense (Boswellia serrata) has been used in the Middle East for religious rituals and healing for thousands of years. The herb is a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, and analgesic. Recently, European and American medical professionals have begun to confirm the tremendous health benefits of frankincense, and are increasingly incorporating it into clinical…
 
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  • Major Questions Regarding the action of Abortion. Seriously should it be official.

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

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

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

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

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    6 Apr 2015 | 2:43 am
    Abortion is the method of eliminating fetus for the uterus which leads to termination of pregnancy. This technique is amongst the well-known medical procedures completed in America or other countries per year. Studies demonstrate more and more than 30 % of your a lot of women end their conception trough abortion. Right now, abortion has developed into very important ethical difficulty in the field of nation-wide politics, law and as well faith as every and each marketplace features its own opinion and interpretation regarding the topic of abortion. In particular, many of us reckon that…
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  • Proteus alum raises another $20M for Mousera, a stealthy preclinical drug discovery startup

    Aditi Pai
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:04 pm
    San Mateo-based stealthy startup Mousera recently raised $20 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $28.8 million. Existing investors include Lux Capital, Founders Fund, Data Collective, AME Cloud Ventures, and Dolby Family Ventures. The company is developing a tool that helps biomedical investigators accelerate the preclinical drug discovery and development pipeline. Researchers […]
  • Salesforce CEO invests in eye disorder diagnostic app-maker Gobiquity

    Aditi Pai
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:49 am
    Gobiquity Mobile Health (formerly iCheck Health Connection) has received a strategic investment from Salesforce.com Founder and CEO Marc Benioff as well as InterWest Partners. The company previously raised about $776,000 from InterWest Partners. Gobiquity has also promoted their Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Burns to CEO and relocated from Aliso Viejo, California to Scottsdale, Arizona, which is known as “Cure Corridor.” Burns, an […]
  • Small survey: Most physicians discuss apps, wearables with patients

    Brian Dolan
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:39 am
    Earlier this month a small MedPanel survey of 415 physicians practicing in the US reportedly found that a very small percentage of them — just 15 percent — were discussing health apps or wearables with their patients. After reviewing the raw survey results, however, it’s clear the company’s press release misstated its survey’s findings. (The company has since […]
  • Wildflower Health’s new $5M will help it expand beyond pregnancy apps

    Aditi Pai
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    San Francisco-based Wildflower Health has raised $5 million in a round led by Easton Capital and Hatteras Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Cambia Health Solutions and HealthTech Capital. The company has raised at least $6.7 million to date. Wildflower Health offers an app, called Due Date Plus, which helps pregnant women track their symptoms, monitor key milestones, read health […]
  • Walgreens adds J&J’s 7 Minute Workout to Balance Rewards program

    Jonah Comstock
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Johnson & Johnson has teamed up with Walgreens to integrate the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout app into the Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices program. Balance Rewards for healthy choices allows Walgreens customers to earn rewards points by tracking health markers with devices from Jawbone, Fitbit, iHealth, and Withings and apps like MapMyFitness, […]
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • The Perfect Sports Bra Fit: What the Experts Say for Any Size

    Kelly
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:46 am
    We all have that one sports bra. The one you’ve had since high school, full of holes with no elastic left. While it’s supported you through the years, over time, it’s lost its ability. But like an old boyfriend, you keep it around because it’s comfortable. Sports bras are supposed to be your boobs’ best [...]
  • 5 Deliciously Healthy Summer Party Themes

    Health Buzz
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Lisa Johnson blogs at TrueFoodMovement.com, where you can find healthy recipes and fun ideas about food.  Hot dogs, burgers, ice cream…summer parties can wreak havoc with your waistline. We’ve got five summer party themes that let you kick back and enjoy yourself instead of counting calories. FIESTA Think more salsa, less queso. Mexican food comes [...]
  • The Frozen Lemonade Sam Adams Summer Ale Slush You Have to Taste to Believe

    Brandi Koskie
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Last summer I spent a month in Savannah, Georgia, a true American gem that should be on your must-visit list. Aside from soaking up all the history, playing at the beach, and hitting up all the Forrest Gump tourist spots, one of the highlights was attenidng the fifth annual Fitbloggin’ conference. If you’ve never been, [...]
  • 4 Sculpting Moves You Can Do With a Chair

    AcaciaTV
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    No workout equipment? No problem! All you need is a chair Sitting too much is bad for your health, numerous studies suggest. But as AcaciaTV trainer Deazie Gibson demonstrates, a sturdy chair can also be a terrific asset for getting into shape — even when you’ve got no other equipment. Using only a chair, do [...]
  • True Food Cherry Tart: A Six-Ingredient Summer Dessert

    Health Buzz
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:05 am
    By TrueFoodMovement, a food blog that explores the healthier side of life. Cherries! They are so enticing and delicious and great for dessert! You can easily create a dish with little or no added sugar — just as we’ve done in this simple cherry tart. Your loved ones will think you’re a kitchen goddess. The [...]
 
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    Medical Education Blog

  • Retirement

    djb103
    3 Jun 2015 | 11:52 am
    I am retiring and closing down this site June 30th.
  • Intentionally Role Modelling Pattern Making

    djb103
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    Pattern Making is an essential requirement of long term memory. When children stop counting on their fingers and start remembering something called addition, they are experiencing pattern making. Patterns can also be experienced as physical memories; bike riding is an example. Patterns are a key element in retrieving information from long term memory and experienced physicians have 100s of thousands of medical patterns. Patterns are what help you to know what is wrong with a patient when they walk in the room. Patterns let you perform procedures automatically without thinking about the steps.
  • Designing the Flipped Classroom: Part 3 – In class activities

    djb103
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
      Learning is viewed here as developing a way of thinking and acting that is characteristic of an expert community. Such a way of thinking consists of two important elements: the knowledge that represents phenomena in the subject domain the thinking activities that construe, modify and use this knowledge to interpret situations in that domain and to act in them. Billet, 1996 Situated learning: bridging sociocultural and cognitive theorizing Learning and Instruction, 6 __________________________________________________________________________ In Part 2, we looked at outside the classroom…
  • Designing the Flipped Classroom: Part 2b Videos

    djb103
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    One of the areas that is problematic for people who want to try flipping their classroom is the common idea that all you have to do is record your lecture and ask students to watch it ahead of time or as part of an online course. BIG MISTAKE promoted by lecture capture companies! Recorded lectures are not interactive, they are too long to meet peoples’ attention needs and they often focus on talking heads which is very poor input (unless your head illustrates the topic being discussed.) Cognitive overload is very common in this type of flipping and retention is poor. Khan Academy is…
  • Designing The Flipped Classroom: Part 2 Design the outside class activity

    djb103
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Prerequisite Learning Design Knowledge In the previous section, you analyzed information about your students and your objective. Now we are going to look at how working memory (the brain’s immediate experience) can be best utilized to improve learning in a flipped classroom. As you can see from the image at the top of the page, there are 5 aspects of learning that you have to initially consider. I. Attention Obviously, in order to learn, people have to pay attention, however, there are many distractions that can take students’ attention away. There are three aspects of attention…
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  • AMA Calls for Two-Year ICD-10 Grace Period If It Can’t Stop the Train

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    8 Jun 2015 | 7:52 pm
    (CHICAGO) – Following up on yesterday’s story (ICD-10: Stop This Freight Train ... Or At Least Install Seat Belts!), we can report that the American Medical Association House of Delegates today... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ICD-10: Stop This Freight Train ... Or At Least Install Seat Belts!

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    7 Jun 2015 | 8:37 pm
    (CHICAGO) -- Staring down the muzzle of the Oct. 1 mandatory deadline to implement the ICD-10 coding system, the American Medical Association House of Delegates searched for multiple ways to help... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sue Bailey, MD, Elected Speaker of AMA House of Delegates

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    7 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    (CHICAGO) -- With an uncontested race, the outcome was all but certain ... but the celebration was real. After a four-year stint in the No. 2 spot, Fort Worth allergist Sue Bailey, MD, today won... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Failure to Address Physician ICD-10 Concerns, Misalignment of Federal Health IT Priorities are Strategic Blunders

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    18 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This article was originally published in Digitized Medicine on May 18, 2015. Reprinted with permission. Texas Representative Ted Poe has introduced H.R. 2126, the Cutting Costly Codes Act of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • TMA Endorses Medicare Reform Bill

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
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    Health in 30

  • How to Boost Happiness: New Ways to Live a Happy Lifestyle – Watch Barbara Ficarra Offer Simple Lifestyle Tips on CT Style

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

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

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

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

    admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA WHO: #WorldHealthDay, April 7, 2015, Food Safety-the Global View “Everyone, everywhere needs safe food, free from microbes, viruses and chemicals. But globalization means the food you are eating today may have come from the other side of the world…we all have a role to make food safe – from farm to plate.”-WHO How to Keep Food Safe Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Refrigerator Strategies: Keeping Food Safe In addition to keeping the temperature in your fridge at 40 °F, you can take additional steps to make sure your…
 
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    Turbulence Training

  • Squat and Mobility and 3500 calorie Truth

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:33 am
    Squat workouts are my least favorite of my Big Three training sessions, mostly because I have to put in an extra warm-up for hip mobility. However, once I get through the extra hurdle walks, cossack lunges, and bird dogs, it's all worth it for a good, deep squat.Today's 5am MST workout went down at the Colorado Athletic Club in Denver, my Mile-High City gym. 1A) Barbell Squat Jump1B) Hip
  • Max Pushups and Triceps Crushed in a Weird Trip to Denver

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:43 am
    Well, there's a first for everything. Sometimes, like on yesterday's flight from Denver to Toronto, there is a first for three things all in one wild afternoon. But first, let me start with Sunday morning. Ol' Bally the Dog and I went for a 90-minute leisurely walk to start the day. We got home just before it started raining. That seemed to be the theme for the day, getting in just in time.
  • Core Activation Workouts

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:19 am
    ave you heard of the NEW ab training technique called a Core Activation Sequence yet? To be honest I hadn't either, until just the other day when my friend Tyler introduced me to the brilliant Dr. James Vegher.  Dr. Vegher originally designed these unique exercises to help patients with chronic neck and back pain and Tyler (who was a patient of his) ended up discovering that
  • Backyard Blitz and Mystery Man

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:36 am
    Fun workout today in the garage and backyard. I originally planned to hit the YMCA for a bench press session, but if I can find a reason to stay home and use the garage gym, I always do. Today it was cloudy. And windy. So I wimped out on biking to the gym. That's no problem on upper body day, but I do not let this happen on squat or deadlift day. It turned out to be a great decision because
  • Grocery List for Craig Ballantyne

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    27 Jun 2015 | 3:45 am
    Exciting news to share with you today... There's a new way to burn belly fat that has been shown in more than a DOZEN research studies to help you burn fat and slim your waist at an accelerated rate. One breakthrough study showed that those who performed this belly-burning trick just twice daily burned 400% more fat than those who didn't.  Another study published in the Journal
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    Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

  • Why The Affordable Care Act Isn't 'Here to Stay'­­­­--In One Picture

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

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:12 am
    First, as any of us who know the market can appreciate, the Court just saved the Republicans from themselves. They were in no way ready to avoid the crisis that would have engulfed the individual market––half of those people on the exchange who would have lost their subsidies and the other half off-exchange that would have seen 30% to 50% rate increases––on top of the big increases already
  • The Republican Proposals to Extend the Obamacare Subsidies If the Supreme Court Ends Them Would Create a Huge Market Mess

    18 Jun 2015 | 3:21 pm
    While both the House and Senate plans would create a means for people to continue to be covered in the wake of any Supreme Court finding that ended the subsidies in the federally run states, what we so far know about these proposals is clearly unworkable in the market and would lead to very big and unfortunate unintended consequences. See my post at Forbes
  • Why Are the Proposed 2016 Obamacare Rate Increases So Large?

    10 Jun 2015 | 10:41 am
    Why The Big Obamacare Rate Increases Have Begun a Year Early? One state after another is reporting big Obamacare rate increases––particularly from many high market share health insurers who have the best claim data. Where are the rates going up and by how much? Will regulators cut these rate increases back as they often did last year? What is causing this a full year before the insurance
  • The Eye Popping 2016 Obamacare Rate Increases Are Out

    1 Jun 2015 | 1:58 pm
    The Big Rate Increases Are Coming a Year Early The Obama administration has posted the 2016 rate increases in excess of 10% that the Obamacare health plans are requesting. There are a lot of them. All of the federally run states have been posted and some for the state exchanges as well. Both California and New York do not have their rates on this site yet. Some will quickly argue that many
 
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    HealthBlawg :: David Harlow's Health Care Law Blog

  • On Making Patient Reviews of Physicians More Useful

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

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

    David Harlow
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:55 am
    Patient Reviews of Physicians: The Wisdom of the Crowd? Google Hangout On Air with Niam Yaraghi and Casey Quinlan Wed, Jun 24, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Presented in association with The Society for Participatory Medicine. I am hosting a conversation with Niam Yaraghi (Center for Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution) and Casey Quinlan (Mighty Casey Media) following their interesting back-and-forth online on the question of whether and how patient reviews of physicians can add value. We will consider the old saw that healthcare is unique and can’t be dealt with in the same…
  • Outsourced Chronic Care Management Services Can Help Physicians and Patients

    David Harlow
    1 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    A version of this post first appeared on the blog of a client, Flow Health Inc. I co-authored it with Robert Rowley, MD, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Flow Health. Health care services are not uniformly delivered in a coordinated manner in this country. Most people do not have health care providers who are part of IDNs, do not have care coordination baked into their experience of the health care system. Even folks those who receive their care from providers within a closely coordinated system, where everyone is on a single EHR platform and can share chart notes, referrals and other…
  • N of 1 – Reflections on Extracting Knowledge from Data

    David Harlow
    18 May 2015 | 10:43 am
    I was privileged to participate in last week’s Quantified Self Public Health symposium, where one of the threads of conversation focused on teasing strategies for generalizable improvements in health status out of the data collected by quantified selfers. Over time, there has existed significant tension between the prevalent use of the randomized clinical trial as the gold standard for medical research and the value of N of 1 studies, the measurement and examination of cause and effect in a population of one. Clearly, “N of 1″ studies have been responsible for numerous…
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    InsureBlog

  • Creative Writing

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    A long time ago I took a college course in creative writing. The instructor encouraged us to use our imagination to write stories, fact or fiction. Just make sure it is entertaining.Seems an insurance agent in North Carolina decided to do his own kind of creative writing.Using a bird dog, Charlotte agent Will Kennedy submitted some 600 Obamacare applications in a relatively short time frame.All from homeless people.Many with the same address.And all having exactly $11,700 in projected income.Just enough to qualify for the maximum subsidy.If you look beyond the questionable tactics, otherwise…
  • Monday LinkageFest

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
    ■ Death. Taxes. Health Insurance. New ObamaTax forms are soon to be on their way (most likely):"If the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) implements the current rules as planned, insurers will have to send 1095-B coverage notice forms for the 2015 plan year in early 2016."What's that mean? It means that large employers will have to send these forms to covered employees (kind of like W-2's or 1099's), which employees will then need to enclose with next year's tax returns. The ostensible reason is to allow the Feds to confirm that said taxpayer did, indeed, have appropriate coverage.Exit…
  • You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:12 am
    The "Hello, Goodbye" song by the Beatles could be fitting in light of the SCREWTUS decision on same sex unions. The New York Times finds that some companies with domestic partner health insurance coverage may say goodbye to those benefits now that there are no barriers to marriage.Some large employers — including Verizon, Delta Air Lines, IBM and Corning — already have. They rescinded domestic partner benefits to employees living in states where same-sex marriage was legalized and replaced it with spousal coverage. Last July, Verizon gave its employees until the end of the year to decide…
  • Narrow Framing vs LTCi, David W responds

    27 Jun 2015 | 12:27 pm
    David Williams graciously responds to my take of his WSJ LTCi review:"So I revise my view: long term care insurance has a role to play. But it still doesn’t deliver what I’m looking for."Progress, surely.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • SCOTUScare Fallout

    25 Jun 2015 | 10:20 am
    Well, that didn't take long:"Obamacare Ruling May Have Just Killed State-Based Exchanges"Indeed. Why would a state - any state - continue to throw money and other resources into maintaining their own HIX? Actually, there's a delicious irony here: Herr Gruber himself maintained that the law was written to encourage states to set up their own Exchanges (in order for their citizens to qualify for subsidies). Absent that bribe, er, motivation, the only rational action is to move your folks to 404Care.gov.[Hat Tip: FoIB Holly R]Original content copyright © InsureBlog
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    Health Business Blog

  • King v. Burwell: A frivolous lawsuit

    dewe67
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:08 am
    What do you think will happen to Obamacare if I press this button? Some are surprised that Chief Justice John Roberts came out so strongly for the government in King v. Burwell, the lawsuit that aimed to bar insurance subsidies from Obamacare exchanges run by the federal government. I’m not a lawyer or Supreme Court scholar but to me Roberts’ stance isn’t surprising at all. King v. Burwell was a joke –an exemplar of the type of “frivolous lawsuit” some on the right are so fond of citing. Roberts wants the Court to be taken seriously both now and in…
  • Long term care insights from a long term friend or Yes Virginia, there is a role for LTCi

    dewe67
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:28 am
    I wrote my blog post about long term care insurance in reaction to what I thought was a foolish, ivory tower-induced article in the Wall Street Journal, which blamed the unpopularity of long term care insurance on “narrow framing.” Narrow framing is certainly an issue in consumer financial decisions, but with long term care insurance the problem is the products themselves aren’t very attractive. In particular I’m looking for a plan to cover catastrophic expenses in case I end up in a nursing home for a decade or more. I can pay the first few years myself and want…
  • Primary care prognosis: Is it really so grim?

    dewe67
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:37 am
    Is it really that bad? A lengthy front-page Boston Globe article (Precarious future for primary care) includes some of the usual laments: The shortage of primary care physicians is bad and getting worse Primary care docs don’t make enough money compared to specialists Student loan burdens discourage a career in primary care Medical schools implicitly discourage the best students from going into primary care There is some truth in the above, but the article misses other significant problems with primary care and fails to note factors that I think may lead to a resurgence of primary care over…
  • Long term care insurance –perspectives from InsureBlog

    dewe67
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:57 am
    Hank Stern from InsureBlog has been known to keep me honest on insurance topics, so after I went off about long term care insurance earlier this week, I asked him to let me know if I was out of line. Good friend that he is he responded by writing not just one but two posts on the topic. The first post –about the WSJ article that annoyed me in the first place- is posted today. The next –responding to issues I raised in my post– is forthcoming. While acknowledging that some of the basic info in the article is accurate, Hank also has a bone to pick with the authors.
  • Health Wonk Review is up at Boston Health News

    dewe67
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Tinker Ready at Boston Health News treats us to an action-packed edition of the Health Wonk Review.  Check out all the latest wonky posts.
 
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    The Population Health Blog

  • The Potential of Community Health Workers (CHWs)

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:56 am
    He was among the highest.Utilizers of healthcare services, that is.  I had the pleasure of talking to a physician who is leading a group of community health workers (CHWs) assigned to taking care of dozens of patients like this.  Burdened by decades of multiple chronic conditions, patients like him are typically struggling with myriad complications of chronic illness, side effects from numerous medications, mental illness, extreme poverty and homelessness.  The result is an endless cycle of emergency room visits, admissions, discharges and more emergency room visits.According…
  • Apps Will Astonish

    22 Jun 2015 | 6:04 pm
    "Now this is meaningful use!"In case you think the future for healthcare apps will be characterized by health information technology (HIT) "dead zones" of free downloads, fun gadgetry and vacuous consumerism with nothing to show for it, you should take a look at  this article appearing in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Systems.  If authors Kenneth Mandl, Joshua Mandel and Isaac Kohane are even half right, "apps" could truly revolutionize HIT.  They argue that a superimposed "apps layer" ecosystem will demolish the "walled gardens" of EHRs and allow for true…
  • Are Some Physicians Stockholm Syndrome Victims?

    10 Jun 2015 | 7:19 pm
    A hostage sides with hercaptors in a bank hold-upYears ago, when the Population Health Blog was the staff physician supervising an overworked inpatient consult service, its team of residents was asked by a surgeon to evaluate abnormal kidney function tests on one of her patients. After quickly surmising that the cause was a simple case of easily-corrected dehydration, the residents complained that the surgeon should have spotted the diagnosis. As a result, they said, this was a waste of their time."Not so!" said the PHB. It pointed out that the resident's medical knowledge was so…
  • The Myriad Ways of Strategy and Population Health for Governance Boards and Health Care Leaders

    2 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
    What's it take to be a "luminary?"As healthcare organization leaders grapple with health reform's uncertainties, a common refrain is importance of "strategy".It's no longer enough to maximize revenue, increase patient throughput, lower costs, manage debt, embrace financial risk, optimize FTEs, assure compliance or strengthen the balance sheet. While those present management and fiduciary functions are still critical, governance boards and c-suite executives in both purchaser and provider organizations also have to make bets about the future. For example, if healthcare inflation accelerates,…
  • "Generative" Health Care Leadership, Governance and Boards of Directors

    27 May 2015 | 11:04 am
    Time to get "generative!"Thanks to bout of troublesome weather, the Population Health Blog has been stranded somewhere in the U.S. air-travel network. Undaunted by bitter loss of an upgrade and the prospect of a late arrival, it bravely used the down time to dig into the highly interesting book Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards by Richard P. Chait, William Ryan, and Barbara Taylor.While written for "nonprofit board members," the PHB believes the insights are applicable to just about any board of directors or other leadership group of an…
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    e-CareManagement blog

  • MIT Platform Strategy Summit, Boston, July 10

    Vince Kuraitis
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Healthcare has been a laggard in adopting platforms… …but that’s rapidly changing. In fact, I’ll suggest that healthcare will become the PINNACLE platform industry. Why? Many value propositions are very strong — literally “life-or-death”. Acute and episodic care has focused on relatively discrete, time-limited events; the emerging model of chronic care and population health requires ongoing collaboration among care providers and patients. Many of the value propositions of digital health are dependent upon development of interoperable platforms. For…
  • ONC Report on Health Information Blocking: A Solid Double, But NOT a Home Run

    Vince Kuraitis
    12 Apr 2015 | 4:27 pm
    A Stand Up Double By Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA and David C. Kibbe MD, MBA Last Friday ONC (the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT) released a long-awaited Report On Health Information Blocking. The ONC blog capsulizes the report: Health information blocking occurs when persons or entities knowingly and unreasonably interfere with the exchange or use of electronic health information. Our report examines the known extent of information blocking, provides criteria for identifying and distinguishing it from other barriers to interoperability, and describes steps the federal government…
  • Where’s the Evidence that Hoarding Data is a Good Business Strategy? [Snippet]

    Vince Kuraitis
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    Where’s the Evidence that Hoarding Data is a Good Business Strategy? Dear Hospital CIO/CEO, So you think that hoarding patient data is a good business strategy? …that it discourages patients from going to another hospital? So why is the marketing department buying billboards encouraging patients to switch for convenience? to save a few minutes?   Permalink: http://bit.ly/1yclLAV The post Where’s the Evidence that Hoarding Data is a Good Business Strategy? [Snippet] appeared first on e-CareManagement blog.
  • Hospitals’ Soft Underbelly: The Capital Conundrum [Snippet]

    Vince Kuraitis
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Hospitals’ Soft Underbelly: The Capital Conundrum Tax-exempt hospital systems without fortress balance sheets and top quartile operating performance will be capital constrained in the future healthcare economy, even if tax-exempt debt continues be cheap and accessible. Stating the obvious: operating a hospital is a capital intensive activity. Historically, hospitals have required about $1 of invested capital to generate $1 of hospital revenue. As hospital systems contemplate changing their facility-based fee-for-service models into health enterprise models responsible for…
  • Apple ResearchKit is Open Source, But is it “Open”?

    Vince Kuraitis
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:56 pm
    For now, the answer is “we don’t know”. But… the question is very important and worth tracking over the coming months. Let’s not assume that open source will equate to “open”. (more…) Table of contents for the series--The Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) EcosystemPatient Digital Health Platforms…A First TakeWill Apple’s Strategic Beachhead Be Doctors, Not Patients?PowerPoint — 7 Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem7 Questions Are Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform Ecosystem — HIN ArticleApple…
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  • Is the King lawsuit an attempt to undermine the ACA?

    Louise Norris
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Along with many of my fellow health wonks, I was glued to my computer yesterday morning, waiting to see if today would be the day SCOTUS announced a decision in King v. Burwell.  They didn’t, so now we’ve got at least a few more days to wait (currently, the expectation is that the ruling will come […] The post Is the King lawsuit an attempt to undermine the ACA? appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • Summertime! Health Wonk Review

    Louise Norris
    3 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Another school year has come to a close, it’s still daylight well into the evening these days here in the northern hemisphere, and I’ve got summer on the brain.  So welcome to the Summertime! edition of the Health Wonk Review!  Since King v. Burwell is on a lot of minds these days, I thought we’d […] The post Summertime! Health Wonk Review appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • Health wonk reading for the Memorial Day weekend

    Louise Norris
    21 May 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Julie Ferguson did an outstanding job with this week’s Health Wonk Review, and it’s full of great articles from our favorite health wonks. A must-read is Charles Gaba’s excellent run-down on what you need to know about rate increase filings.  Gaba’s is the wizard behind ACAsignups.net, and he does an outstanding job of crunching up […] The post Health wonk reading for the Memorial Day weekend appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • The Luis Lang story – an update and my own thoughts

    Louise Norris
    17 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    Last week, Ann Doss Helms wrote an article for the Charlotte Observer about Luis Lang, a SC man with diabetes who will go blind if he doesn’t get eye surgery in the near future.  In a nutshell, Luis Lang is a Republican who opted to ignore the ACA’s individual mandate in 2014, and he also […] The post The Luis Lang story – an update and my own thoughts appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • Grumpy Cat and the Health Wonks

    Louise Norris
    7 May 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Steve Anderson hosted the Health Wonk Review this week at Medicare Resources, and it’s not to be missed.  It features Grumpy Cat, but despite the grumpy theme, you might just LOL.  And ponder something that “could turn your frown that was upside down back the way it was” One of my favorites in this edition […] The post Grumpy Cat and the Health Wonks appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
 
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  • ACA and narrow networks

    Jason Shafrin
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:56 pm
    One way for insurers to reduce health care costs is to restrict patient access to only lower cost providers.  This phenomenon is known as narrow networks.  On the one hand, narrow networks can promote efficiency by driving down provider price and directing patients to the highest value physicians.  Alternatively, if insurers use narrow networks to direct patients to providers based solely on cost, the quality of care patients receive in narrow networks may decline. What share of silver plans in health insurance exchanges use narrow networks?  This is the question Polksy and Weiner…
  • Monday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:18 pm
    A good death. The cost of atrial fibrillation. Not a chance. CON. King.
  • Obamacare subsidies stand

    Jason Shafrin
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:34 am
    Although I mentioned on Wednesday that there are some bills pending that could strip away some aspects of the Affordable Care Act (i.e., medical device tax, IPAB), the core components of the ACA were upheld by the Supreme Court. The BBC reports: In a 6-3 decision, the justices said that tax subsidies that make health insurance affordable for low-income individuals can continue. The ruling preserves the law known as Obamacare, which Mr Obama considers a major part of his presidential legacy. What was all the commotion about? In the court, opponents argued that a phrase included in the law,…
  • Obamacare’s slow repeal?

    Jason Shafrin
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:16 pm
    While we are waiting for the King v. Burwell verdict, which could repeal large sections of Obamacare, the house of representatives has already approved rolling back some ACA provisions. Modern Healthcare reports: Lawmakers postponed final passage of the proposed Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act despite a majority voting in favor of the bill. The measure would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a 15-member body of outside experts established by the Affordable Care Act to propose recommendations to control Medicare spending growth. Not only did a vote to repeal IPAB…
  • ACA leading to health insurance consolidation?

    Jason Shafrin
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:56 pm
    That is what Bloomberg is reporting: Insurance companies are looking at mergers to cut costs and keep profits expanding as a surge in enrollment from the the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Humana, which is exploring a sale after being approached by Cigna about a potential deal, Bloomberg News reported last month, Analysts have been working to figure out how a potential deal frenzy will shake out. If Anthem targets Cigna, Aetna is likely to pursue Humana, Chris Rigg, an analyst at Susquehanna Financial Group, said in a research note. “Alternatively, if Cigna really doesn’t…
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  • Peter Rousmaniere Takes On The Opioid Controversy And Offers A Prescription For The Future

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

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

    jferguson
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:54 am
    The big workers comp news of the week: A three-judge panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal overturned a ruling that challenged the concept exclusive remedy: Appeals court tosses out key workers-comp ruling. Refresher: In the 2014 Florida case often referred to as the Padgett ruling, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Cueto ruled ruled workers compensation unconstitutional, commenting that state legislative reforms had weakened the law to a point where the remedy for employees was no longer sufficient to warrant the loss of their right to sue employers. But before exclusive remedy proponents…
  • Counting down to the Supremes with a fresh Health Wonk Review

    jferguson
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    If you have facial tics waiting for the Supreme Court to issue a ruling in King v. Burwell, we have just the antidote to get your health wonk fix. Journalist and blogger Tinker Ready has posted Kings, dogs and Burwells: The latest policy posts from the Health Wonk Review #HWR at Boston Health News. It’s a roundup from prominent health policy bloggers who submit their “best of” posts for the prior two weeks so it’s always an eclectic array of topics and issues. Check it out – there won’t be another issue until mid-July! By the way – are you following…
  • News Roundup: New must-read blog, opiate epidemic, nurses impact on claim costs & more more

    jferguson
    12 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    We’re catching up on the news with a Friday roundup — but first and foremost, we issue a warm welcome to Dr. Jennifer Christian, who has a new blog. Here at Workers Comp Insider, we’re unabashed fans of Dr.C – we have no doubt that her blog will be one to follow. See her recent post: Why aren’t we saying and doing THESE THINGS about the ADA? Quest Data Shows Rise in Positive Test Rates for Workplace Illicit Drugs – Caroline McDonald, Risk Management Monitor: “Organizations in the United States that tested employees for drugs saw a 9.3% jump in the number…
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    Health Care Renewal

  • How Institutional Conflicts of Interest Exacerbate the Anechoic Effect - the Example of ASCO Fearing "Biting the Hand that Feeds You"

    26 Jun 2015 | 12:42 pm
    As we recently discussed (here, here, here and here), in May, 2015, the New England Journal of Medicine, arguably the world's foremost medical journal, published an editorial and a three-part commentary arguing that current concerns about the effects of financial conflicts of interest (COI) on health care are overblown(1-4).  On June 1, the Wall Street Journal published a report on the 2015 meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) that provided a vivid example of why these concerns should not be dismissed.Questioning Drug Prices at the ASCO MeetingThe main issue in the…
  • Childish, petty and vindictive: UPMC hospitals ban sale of Post-Gazette from their gift shops

    25 Jun 2015 | 4:26 am
    Here's a new angle on how a healthcare organization might react to unfavorable press:Ban the sale of the newspaper in question from their territory:UPMC hospitals ban sale of Post-Gazette from their gift shopsJune 24, 2015 12:00 AMhttp://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2015/06/24/UPMC-hospitals-ban-sale-of-Post-Gazette-from-their-gift-shops/stories/201506240066By Steve Twedt / Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSome UPMC hospitals are banning the Post-Gazette from sale in their gift shops, a move UPMC spokesman Paul Wood said was precipitated by “fairness issues” in the…
  • The US' Multinational Trade Negotiations - Trading Away Its Own and Other Countries' Current and Future Restraints on Drug Prices?

    17 Jun 2015 | 11:48 am
    Trade Agreements More about Deregulation than Trade International trade negotiations, especially their more technical aspects, seem far removed from health care and health policy, and unrelated to health care dysfunction.  However, it seems that such trade negotiations have become a back door route to affect health policy, especially national efforts to regulate health care intended to improve patients' and the public's health.   We recently discussed how current multinational trade negotiations seem to be more about changing regulation in favor of big corporations than broadly…
  • Challenging the meme that [yes, there are all these drastic flaws and problems - BUT] ... EHRs improve patient safety

    15 Jun 2015 | 11:10 am
    One of the most persistent memes in healthcare IT is that, for all their deficits, bugs, flaws, interferences in care, and so forth, these systems "improve patient safety."I find the meme remarkable. 37 medical societies can issue a complaint letter about how EHR systems interfere in care and pose patient risk (http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2015/01/meaningful-use-not-so-meaningul.html).  The Joint Commission can issue a detailed Sentinel Event Alert outlining the myriad ways that these systems "introduce new kinds of risks into an already complex health care environment where both…
  • The 2015 PharmedOut Meeting

    13 Jun 2015 | 6:05 am
    The 2015 PharmedOut.org meeting is now in the history books.  It featured many presentations and considerable formal and informal discussion about issues relevant to Health Care Renewal, including adverse effects of drugs, manipulation and suppression of research, deceptive marketing, disease mongering, etc.  The schedule is here.  The abstracts are here.  The new PharmedOut.org video makes some of the main points with some irony and humor.  It is available on their main page, and belowThe new PharmedOut.org promotional video,
 
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    Health in 30

  • How to Boost Happiness: New Ways to Live a Happy Lifestyle – Watch Barbara Ficarra Offer Simple Lifestyle Tips on CT Style

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

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

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

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

    admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA WHO: #WorldHealthDay, April 7, 2015, Food Safety-the Global View “Everyone, everywhere needs safe food, free from microbes, viruses and chemicals. But globalization means the food you are eating today may have come from the other side of the world…we all have a role to make food safe – from farm to plate.”-WHO How to Keep Food Safe Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Refrigerator Strategies: Keeping Food Safe In addition to keeping the temperature in your fridge at 40 °F, you can take additional steps to make sure your…
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    Free Healthcare Magazines and Downloads from alltop.tradepub.com

  • The Essentials of Healthcare IT - Summer 2015 Exclusive Kit

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:20 pm
    The Essentials of Healthcare IT - Summer 2015 Exclusive Kit, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Healthcare IT related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Healthcare IT research:The Adobe Document Cloud Advantage for HealthcareExecutive Guide: Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Social CollaborationBusiness Rules Powered Health & Human Services SolutionsThe Cost of Doing NothingRequest Free!
  • The Adobe Document Cloud Advantage for Healthcare

    24 Jun 2015 | 6:20 pm
    As healthcare organizations face rising patient expectations, evolving regulatory requirements, increasing competition and pressure on margins, they are looking to remove the obstacles and delays associated with manual and paper-based processes. This white paper covers the challenges for healthcare organizations and how they can use Adobe Document Cloud to:Transform the patient experienceIncrease efficiencyEnsure security and complianceDownload this paper to learn more about the digital document advantage for healthcare organizations!Request Free!
  • State of Cybersecurity in Health Care Organizations

    24 Jun 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Health Care is often considered a lucrative business for those involved in waste, fraud and abuse. Today's ever-accelerating technology changes make data related to health care, medical and financial issues even more attractive to cybercriminals who sell medical identities and siphon money from stolen financial records. Risks are exponentially increased because of organizations' reliance on electronic systems for mission-critical functions.This survey also reveals new risks created by the increasing reliance on mobility for delivery of health care information.Based on this survey's results,…
  • 7-Minute Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Practice Management, Medical Billing, and Patient Management Technologies for Streamlined Operations

    2 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    The playing field is changing for physicians nationwide. To be successful in today’s regulatory and patient care environment, you need cutting edge solutions to provide the best possible care. If you’re a physician who needs to improve your record keeping, comply with local, state or federal reporting requirements, migrate to new medical coding protocols, improve patient service or increase the efficiency of your practice and your team,Acquire Software will connect you to the best EMR/EHR/PMS solution on the market today.To assist you in making an informed decision, we’ve…
  • Hospitals & Health Networks

    1 Jun 2015 | 12:20 am
    Hospitals & Health Networks chronicles the values and ideas that drive the new era in health care. H&HN is the place leaders turn for new insights and to recharge their imagination. H&HN stands for stewardship, creativity and results. It delivers short, high-impact reporting and analyses on trends and issues that interest health care executives and emerging leaders. H&HN covers the trends that drive strategic decision-making in health care provider and payer institutions across the country.Request Free!
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    The Vitals Blog

  • Skin Cancer Risk Across the U.S.

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

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

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

    Lauren Kroll
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. There are many factors that can contribute to developing prostate cancer, some avoidable others not. It’s important to know what you can do to help prevent it, as well as what the symptoms are. If you are aware of the symptoms, it’s likely you can catch the […]
  • Taking Care of Your Mental Health

    Lauren Kroll
    25 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Did you know that 1 in every 5 American adults will have a mental condition in any given year? Taking care of your mental health is one of the most important things you can do to keep your whole self healthy. While there are varying degrees of mental conditions, as well as a multitude of […]
 
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    Medgadget

  • A Next Generation Hearing Aid: Interview with Tetsuji Kunishi of DCC KK

    Shiv Gaglani
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:36 am
    We recently had the opportunity to speak with Tetsuji Kunishi, the president of Tokyo-based medical technology company DCC K.K, about his company’s innovative hearing aid technology. Unlike most hearing aids, which rely on air conduction, the DCC K.K.’s PRESTIN hearing aid relies on bone conduction and a technology called Giant Magnetostriction. Shiv Gaglani, Medgadget: What is the problem with current hearing aids? Most current hearing aids use an air conducted system. When the hearing aid increases volume to compensate for hearing loss in the ear, damage occurs to hair cells.
  • Artificial Neurons That Work Like Real Ones to Treat Neurological Conditions, Paralysis

    Editors
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:46 am
    Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have reportedly created an artificial neuron that apparently works just like our own living neurons do. It is made of organic bioelectronics and is able to convert chemical signals to electric potentials that travel along the device which are then used to release a neurotransmitter that acts on nearby cells. The big deal for clinical applications is that this technology may allow for chemical stimulation of neurological conditions triggered by naturally occurring biochemicals. Currently, electric neurostimulators rely on electrical signals…
  • Microfluidic Device Allows Study of How Individual Cancer Cells are Triggered to Grow

    Editors
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:13 am
    Cancer cells tend to grow in an uncontrolled manner, failing to respond to signaling molecules in the same way as healthy cells do. To help study individual cells’ chemical response to these chemicals, researchers at the University of Toronto developed a microfluidic device that can help detect intracellular chemical changes orders of magnitude faster than was previously possible. Digital microfluidic Immunocytochemistry in Single Cells (DISC), as the technique is called, works using a flat microfluidic platform through which small droplets containing chemical signals can be fed to a…
  • Flexible Wiring to Make Garments Into Body Sensors

    Editors
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:34 am
    Wearable devices for measuring various diagnostic parameters are becoming more common by the day, but researchers at University of Tokyo are looking forward to a time when the very clothes we wear are outfitted with interconnected sensors. Clothes already being close to our bodies are a natural platform for wearable sensors, but connecting a bunch of electronic components embedded within a pair of pants requires very flexible wiring. The Japanese team developed a new conductive ink that can be printed right onto clothes to create flexible and stretchable electric connections. The ink is…
  • Medtronic Advisa SR SureScan MRI-Conditional Pacemaker Approved in U.S.

    Editors
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:15 am
    The  Food and Drug Administration gave Medtronic approval to introduce the Advisa SR MRI SureScan sing-chamber pacemaker in the United States. The MRI-conditional device comes with a matching 5076 MRI lead, the combination allowing for magnetic resonance scans on any part of of the body, given a few precautions. Besides its compatibility with MR scans, the Advisa SR MRI has been updated with additional information management and storage, as well as a battery life 35 longer than the Adapta pacemaker. From Medtronic: “MRI is a vital diagnostic tool that was not available to pacemaker…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles

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

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

    1 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    Google has a vegetable gardenGoogle was doing it in 2007: In Growing our connection to food, Google explained they launched a mini-farm on campus with 300 self-watering containers. The correct name for the containers is sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) and they can be purchased commercially ($30) or made from plastic totes. Sports team has a mini-farmSan Francisco Giants have a mini-farm on their stadium growing kale, Swiss chard, lemon grass, sage and more. The garden—one of the first of its kind at an American sports stadium—comes as a bizarre sight to some fans who associate stadiums with…
  • Medical jokes portray an unflattering picture of doctors in general

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    From this French study:Sociological studies have shown the link between humor and unconscious ideas that we have of the society in which we evolve. Researchers conducted a survey to answer the question: "What were the stereotypes of our medical profession that emerge from a transcript of jokes collected in a medical population?"Recruitment of the source population (doctors and medical students) was done through different personal and professional mailing lists, Twitter, Facebook, and medical press. The inclusion period was 6 weeks (from June 6 to July 14, 2013). Each physician recruited…
  • Offer new treatments only as part of post-market trials until data on meaningful outcomes are available, says Ben Goldacre to BMJ

    15 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Watch the video from the BMJ channel below: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
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    ScienceRoll

  • 5 Healthcare Startups Among The 30 Innovative Companies Changing The World

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:02 am
    CNN came up with the Upstart30 list that features 30 innovative companies that are changing the world. The only good thing about such lists is that you can come across startups you have never heard... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Dealing With Data From Wearables

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:09 am
    I use plenty of devices to obtain data about my lifestyle and health parameters. My only intention behind that is living a better and healthier life. But dealing with the awful amount of data is a... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • 10 Thoughts About The Future Of Medicine

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    I give about 90-100 talks per year and in every case I get really exciting questions from laypeople, industry experts, medical professionals, students, and engineers. They come up with amazing ideas... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • What To Do With Data From Wearables?

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:10 am
    I get this question so many times from people who are about to start using a tracker to improve their lives. I need to be a doctor, a researcher and a geek to analyze my data. There should be apps... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    21 Jun 2015 | 2:53 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!
 
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

    Rebecca Gale
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:15 am
    Editor’s Note: “Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. Defrauding Recovering Addicts In a harrowing tale of recovering addicts struggling to find housing in New York City, The New York Times’ Kim Barker delivers the complicated story of a “longtime hustler” and the vulnerable people who are taken advantage of by him. In “A Choice for Recovering Addicts: Relapse or Homelessness,” Barker details Yury Baumblit’s systematic defrauding of…
  • Post-King: Moving Forward In A New Normal

    Sara Rosenbaum
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:36 am
    Despite its monumental achievement, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), like any landmark piece of legislation, was only the beginning. Its aim was grand, but even putting aside the wild circumstances of its enactment, it was evident that effective implementation would raise major challenges. A plausible assumption shared by many was that following the ACA’s legislative odyssey, life would settle down and the hard job of building out (and modifying where needed) its initial legislative scaffolding would get underway. Things didn’t work out this way, of course. Since it was signed into law, the…
  • AHRQ And The Essential ‘Both/And’ Of Federal Investments In Medical Discoveries

    Paul Wallace
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:54 am
    Congressional appropriators face difficult decisions in a time of imposed national budget constraint. However, the move by the House Appropriations Committee to terminate the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the wrong way to address these challenges. In an era of austerity driven by sequestration, the desire to fund new discoveries has once again been placed in direct competition with complementary, equally critical efforts to ensure equitable and safe access to these same innovations across America. I believe this is a false choice that put us all at risk by ultimately…
  • What’s Next For The Affordable Care Act? Life After King v. Burwell

    Ron Pollack
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:34 am
    In the not-too-distant future, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell will be viewed as a significant turning point for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Simply stated, the ACA is not only the law of the land — it will remain the law of the land. And I believe that the Court’s decision foreshadows an end to the contentious and partisan fights about the ACA’s existence; slowly but surely, a search for common purpose on health care will begin among conservatives and progressives, Republicans and Democrats. To be sure, this change will not occur overnight. As their…
  • New Health Policy Brief: The FDA’s Menu-Labeling Rule

    Lucy Larner
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    A new policy brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) looks at a vigorously debated rule of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), taking effect on December 1, 2015, requiring most food establishments in the United States to list the calorie count of the food they sell. It is the first nutrition-labeling mandate enacted in more than twenty years and comes at a time when more than one in three American adults are obese, with the percentage of calories consumed in restaurants almost doubling since the 1970s. While studies so far have not identified a…
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  • The best places for a doctor to practice: It’s more than money

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/bob-doherty" rel="tag">Bob Doherty</a>
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    I would think that when physicians decide where to set up practice, there are things that they would want to think about other than how much money they’ll make.  Yet if one reads Medscape’s current list of the best and worst places to practice, it would appear that money trumps everything else (although Medscape said it also considered factors like “cultural attractions”). What Medscape apparently did not consider at all are factors like the percent of the population that is uninsured, mortality and morbidity rates, rates of chronic disease, per capita health care spending, that is,…
  • Heart surgery in Silicon Valley: The future is already here

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/barb-dehn" rel="tag">Barb Dehn, NP, RN</a>
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Here is a behind-the-scenes peek into an operating room in the midst of Silicon Valley. Here, routinely there is a groundbreaking intersection of technology and medicine that’s blurring the lines between what’s possible today and what you’ll come to expect as routine in the future. Imagine two experienced surgeons working side by side to replace a calcified, stenotic and tired aortic valve within a man’s heart without ever having to cut into the heart muscle. Imagine also, that unlike what was available in the past, this patient will not have to endure having his…
  • Conflicts of interest aren’t only about financial incentives

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/rocky-bilhartz" rel="tag">Rocky Bilhartz, MD</a>
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Everyone has an angle. Everyone. Your doctor? Sure. But, he or she isn’t the only one. The pharmaceutical company? Of course. The medical device company? The hospital? The insurance company? You get the point. Everyone has an angle. Everyone has a conflict of interest. Know it. Get over it. It’s time to focus on something else. Like filling up your car with gas. In fact, you better plug your ears when you do it. Heaven forbid one of those automated messages at the pump convinces you to buy a 42-ounce gulp of Pepsi. Just another angle, my friends. It’s called life. Continue reading…
  • Doctor saves patient from harm after her insurer tries save money

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jordan-grumet" rel="tag">Jordan Grumet, MD</a>
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The insurance company insisted that they would be saving money in the end.  So they sent the PA (physician assistant) to my patient’s house.  They didn’t take into consideration that I was just there a week before.  Or that I made home visits on a regular basis.  In fact, they didn’t even inform me about the appointment. My patient later told me that the exam was exhaustive.  The PA, who incidentally graduated school the day before and had never seen an actual patient as a licensed practitioner,  poked and prodded the ninety-year-old woman for over an hour.  He asked…
  • Are we ready for a single-dose HPV vaccine?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jennifer-gunter" rel="tag">Jennifer Gunter, MD</a>
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A new paper in the journal Lancet Oncology evaluates outcomes after vaccination with Cervarix, which is the HPV vaccine that is effective against the 2 most oncogenic (cancer-causing) strains: HPV 16 and 18. The paper is actually a compilation of results from two studies of Cervarix among women ages 15-25 and now has four years of follow-up data on more than 26,000 women. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
 
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    James Clear

  • Two Harvard Professors Reveal One Reason Our Brains Love to Procrastinate

    James Clear
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Sometime around 2006, two Harvard professors began to study why we procrastinate. Why do we avoid doing the things we know we should do, even when it’s clear that they are good for us? To answer this question, the two professors — Todd Rogers and Max Bazerman — conducted a study where participants were asked whether they would agree to enroll in a savings plan that automatically placed two percent of their paycheck in a savings account. Nearly every participant agreed that saving money was a good idea, but their behavior said otherwise: One version of the question asked participants to…
  • How to Stop Procrastinating and Boost Your Willpower by Using “Temptation Bundling”

    James Clear
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Like many people, Katy Milkman knew she should be exercising more. But each day she left her job as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania feeling exhausted and drained. By the time she made it home, all she wanted to do was curl up on the couch and read a book or turn on her favorite TV show. On this particular day, she wanted to read The Hunger Games. That’s when she had an idea. What if she created a rule for herself? What if she was only allowed to read The Hunger Games when she went to the gym? Temptation Bundling “I struggle at the end of a long day to get myself to the…
  • Lessons From a Vexillonaire: Creativity, Simplicity, and the Carefully Constrained Life

    James Clear
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:41 pm
    The flag of Chicago is widely regarded as one of the best city flags in the United States, perhaps in the world. It is certainly one of the most popular. You’ll find the flag of Chicago printed on t-shirts and mugs, tattooed on local musicians, and flying along streets, over rivers, and above doors throughout the city. The flag has three white bars and two blue stripes. The white areas represent the three main sides of the city: North, West, and South. The blue stripes stand for the north and south branches of the Chicago River flowing into Lake Michigan. In the center of the flag, there…
  • Fast Growth is Overrated

    James Clear
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:12 pm
    We live in a world obsessed with what we do. What did you earn from your job last year? What place did your team finish in the standings? What trophy did you win? What award did you get? What measure of social status did you receive? In moderation, this focus on what is fine. I like getting results just as much as the next person. I like performing well. I like being on top of my game. Achievement can be a good thing. However, our obsessive focus on what we’re winning can also blind us from understanding how, precisely, people become winners. If you focus too much on the finish line,…
  • Famous Biologist Louis Agassiz on the Usefulness of Learning Through Observation

    James Clear
    15 Jun 2015 | 11:43 pm
    Louis Agassiz, the famous Swiss biologist, placed a fish specimen on the table in front of his post-graduate student. “That’s only a sunfish,” the student said. “I know that,” Agassiz replied. He continued, “Write a description of it. Find out what you can without damaging the specimen. When I think that you have done the work I will question you.” 1 The Power of Observation The student wrote for an nearly an hour, until he felt confident that he knew nearly all there was to know about this particular fish. Much to the student’s frustration, however, Agassiz did not return…
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    Dr. Wes

  • Medical Board Re-Certification and the ABIM Financial Cover-up

    DrWes
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:46 am
    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.” ― Walter Scott, Marmion Integrity and trust in medicine are vital. What other profession is granted the awesome responsibility of caring for a fellow human's life? In what other field do people allow a stranger to listen to their most intimate secrets, examine their bodies, or care for people's most cherished possessions,
  • CMS Issues National Coverage Decision for Pacemakers Dangerous To Patients

    DrWes
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:04 am
    Who needs the Independent Payment Advisory Board to limit indicated care for patients when you have the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)? Today I learned that CMS has issued a National Coverage Decision (NCD) for pacemakers effective 6 July 2015 that would restrict pacemaker implants to patients with "non-reversible symptomatic bradycardia" and require a so-called "KX" modifier
  • ABIM Fails to Disclose Lobbying Efforts

    DrWes
    31 May 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Shhhh. The public wasn't supposed to know. Neither was the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) most recent tax forms, they never participated in lobbying, nor spent money to do so. Yet, according to public record, it appears the ABIM most certainly did lobby Congress as a 501(c)(3) organization and has repeatedly failed to disclose
  • The ABIM, Its Finances, and the Great Collusion

    DrWes
    23 May 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Yesterday, Newsweek Pulitzer-prize finalist and reporter Kurt Eichenwald pulled back the curtain on the Great and Powerful Oz of medical credentialing, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) when he meticulously dissected the organization's most recent financials. In his piece, Eichenwald laid bare the "trickery," cronyism, and greed that has come to define the ABIM that has been led by
  • The American Board of Internal Medicine's Land of Make Believe

    DrWes
    16 May 2015 | 6:38 am
    Hi boys and girls!  My name is Christine Casell, MD.  I was once the President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the ABIM Foundation, and the Institute of Clinical Evaluation.  Now I'm President and CEO of the National Quality Forum in charge of setting quality standards for every hospital in the United States. I'd like to tell you about a special place I know called The Land
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    Summer Tomato

  • The Healthstyle Struggles I’ve Faced Since Launching Summer Tomato

    Darya Rose
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo by vanz I’ve always been very honest about the fact that I spent over a decade of my life struggling with food, health and body image. That getting to the place I am now was a process of trial and error. That I am not more gifted or special than anyone else trying to lose weight and get healthy, but that I have simply found a better method than the one we’ve been given by the dieting and health industries. Yet something strange happens when you have a successful blog or book. People look at you differently. They don’t see all the struggles and failures that you went…
  • Summer Vacation

    Darya Rose
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    Just a quick note to let you know that I’m going to take the next two weeks (maybe three if things get crazy) off of writing. I’m in Italy this week, then will be moving and getting settled in New York. Then there’s holidays and stuff. I’ll repost some of my favorite articles from the archive in the meantime, otherwise I’ll see you back here next month. Be well, Darya
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:18 am
    For the Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week trans fats get their comeuppance, Whole Foods makes a bold move on food labels, and the newest way to neglect your children. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect…
  • Foodist Approved: Shrimp Skewers with Grilled Tomatoes, Avocado, and Peaches

    Elyse Kopecky
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    shrimp skewers I did a little dance this week out of excitement as my husband and I got to eat our first cherry tomatoes of the season from our garden. Doing so inspired me to come up with a fun summer recipe for tomatoes besides my usual Caprese salad. These vibrant, Mexican-themed skewers threaded with cherry tomatoes, avocado, and peaches highlight the season’s best flavors. The shrimp pairs perfectly with the grilled, juicy fruit for a light summer dinner (yes, tomatoes and avocados are fruit). Whip together a creamy, sweet and spicy sauce for drizzling over the skewers by reserving…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    12 Jun 2015 | 10:32 am
    For the Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week the importance of self-experimentation, the downside of treadmill desks, and how America can become locavore. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. Links of…
 
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • Dr. Jay Parkinson and his virtual health platform Sherpaa are...

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

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

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

    29 May 2015 | 11:01 am
    Design has been at the core of Sherpaa since day one. And because of that, we’ve created an entirely new genre of healthcare delivery and fundamentally changed how doctors and patients communicate.When I started Sherpaa, I sat down and process-mapped my vision for the ideal healthcare experience from both and the patient and doctor perspective. That’s where we started. Then we built the technology to enable that ideal process while building a brand that we thought would prove we’re a new kind of healthcare. We don’t look, feel, or talk like anything else in healthcare. But we function…
  • Back in 1998, when I was a fourth year medical student at Penn State, I did a “rural medicine”...

    26 May 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Back in 1998, when I was a fourth year medical student at Penn State, I did a “rural medicine” rotation in Williamsburg, PA. The only thing keeping this town alive was an envelope factory. There were roughly 1,300 people living in the town composed of 98.4% white people making roughly $30,000 per year per household.My rotation was with the Williamsburg Family Practice run out of a large house in the main part of town. Just a few months prior to my arrival, the practice had been taken over by a thirty-something year old family practice doctor. I found out on my first day that the…
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    ScienceRoll

  • 5 Healthcare Startups Among The 30 Innovative Companies Changing The World

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:02 am
    CNN came up with the Upstart30 list that features 30 innovative companies that are changing the world. The only good thing about such lists is that you can come across startups you have never heard of before. Here are 5 healthcare startups from the list: uBiome: genetic sequencing of your microbiome, the microbes living in your digestive system. Ovuline: data on menstrual cycles and physical and emotional symptoms to predict when a woman is most fertile. Honor: In elderly care, they screen and assign caretakers to seniors based on skills. Eko Devices: Using Bluetooth technology, the Core…
  • Dealing With Data From Wearables

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:09 am
    I use plenty of devices to obtain data about my lifestyle and health parameters. My only intention behind that is living a better and healthier life. But dealing with the awful amount of data is a struggle. I could improve my sleep, daily fitness or concentration one by one, but combining data requires me being a researcher, a doctor and a geek. It seems I’m not alone with this problem. There’s hope for wearable devices that actually take the types of measurements that would be helpful for health monitoring. But realizing that hope will probably mean moving on to radically new…
  • 10 Thoughts About The Future Of Medicine

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    I give about 90-100 talks per year and in every case I get really exciting questions from laypeople, industry experts, medical professionals, students, and engineers. They come up with amazing ideas and I thought that I would collect those 10 thoughts which might really shape the future of medicine. Here they are as a list and then in details in the video. Being up-to-date Be skeptic about bad technologies Read and watch science fiction Be proactive We will become pilots of our health The ivory tower is no more Measuring any vital signs at home Patient will be the king IT is going to be…
  • What To Do With Data From Wearables?

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:10 am
    I get this question so many times from people who are about to start using a tracker to improve their lives. I need to be a doctor, a researcher and a geek to analyze my data. There should be apps and services that provide meaningful suggestions about how to change our lifestyle based on the data trackers obtain. Exist.io aims at filling this gap. Here is what they say about themselves: We turn numbers into insights. We collect data from the services you already use and find trends and correlations in the results. Start by connecting your fitness tracker, and add other services like your…
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    21 Jun 2015 | 2:53 am
    Working as a speaker and consultant with medical technology, pharmaceutical and web companies; as well as universities and governments worldwide, my mission as The Medical Futurist is to make sure the advances of technology lead to a better healthcare for everyone! I publish a daily newsletter about the future of medicine, manage a popular Facebook page about the future; launched a Youtube channel and share related news almost every hour on Twitter. Here is my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine: I’m also the author of Social Media in Clinical Practice handbook; and the…
 
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    annesamoilov.com

  • How To Create Your Own Online 30 Day Challenge & My #30DayBizCamp Photo Challenge

    Anne Samoilov
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    You know me – I love pulling back the curtain, not just after a project or launch is finished, but literally as I’m doing something, testing something. Breaking down the how-to do it is what I do best. So, today, I’m taking you behind the scenes of my own Instagram challenge, but decided I’d also help you create your plan for doing your own challenge. I’ve talked about delivering pre-launch content in a different way before. But today, we’re focusing in on the 30 Day Challenge. Here’s what we cover: The benefits to your business and your next launch of doing a…
  • Why Instagram Is So Important To Me & Reaching 1000 Followers

    Anne Samoilov
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    If you’re thinking about building your business or launching a new product, one of the first things you need to do is start connecting with your ideal customers to figure out what they need, want, and how you can help them with one or both of those types of challenges. Often that means building a community somewhere on social media, growing your email list, starting a blog…maybe creating a youtube channel. You are looking for the right channel to build your brand, allow people to get to know you…and the “best place” to do that isn’t the same for everyone.
  • 5 Strategies to GTD and Keep Your Business Thriving This Summer

    Anne Samoilov
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:05 pm
    Summer is here. Are you prepared for the natural slowdown, distractions, and less time to actually do work? Worried that keep your business thriving will be an unsurmountable challenge? In today’s episode, I’m sharing the exact strategies I’ve used and will use again to make sure my business survives the summer. If you’re a mom, a dad, someone who just loves summer and finds it hard to work this time of year, you’ll love this episode. But even if you don’t have kids, I know you’ll find this episode helpful, because we talk about something that everyone always tells you…
  • How To Tell The Difference Between Good And Bad Feedback

    Anne Samoilov
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:07 am
    How do you handle feedback? You know, all the stuff you get from your peers, your business coach, your customers…how do you process it all? And how do you decide what to implement and then what to discard or shelve it for now? We’re all looking for feedback on so many things in our lives — from our hair, our new glasses and especially on our businesses. Do you like my new logo? How does this email sound to you? Does this sales tagline make sense? Should I create this product? Should I price the product x dollars? We’re constantly asking for feedback from various people in our…
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    Vitamin IMC

  • Marketing to millennials: mobile and multi-platform engagement rock

    Yijie Lu
    8 Jun 2015 | 8:49 am
    According to a study from Eventbrite, one in five millennials attended a music festival within the previous year. Remote participation is also increasingly important. In fact, one out of every four posts about music festival came from remote participation via live streams or other platforms, and 70 percent of people viewed music festivals remotely said that they were more likely to attend a future live event. Besides profiting from the wristbands, major music festivals create a myriad of other touchpoints for marketers to interact with millennial consumers. According to The Wall Street…
  • Internet of Things (IoT): What you need to know

    LuCinda Hohmann
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    A world based on the Internet of Things is upon us. There are extraordinary benefits to this world – but with them come questions and concerns. Here is what you need to know. What is the IoT? Imagine a world where potholes are fixed before anyone reports them, electricity is only distributed to your home when you need it, appliances turn themselves on and off depending on need, and heart attack victims are saved because changes in the heart’s rhythm are detected before the patient shows any signs. This is a world based on the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a phrase given to…
  • 3 Interactive Marketing Insights from WeChat’s Lunar New Year Campaign

    Yijie Lu
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    How WeChat redefined rituals in a digital multiplatform age Giving money in a red envelope to relatives and close friends is an ancient tradition that represents best wishes during the Chinese Lunar New Year. As traditional rituals are encountering new technology and digitalization, the Chinese messaging app WeChat redefined the “red envelope” by inventing a virtual red envelope feature that can be used in chat rooms. On the Lunar New Year’s Eve, WeChat recorded 1 billion virtual red envelope transactions and 11 billion real-time interactions with its appearance in the gift giving…
  • Why Amazon’s Android App Bundle Made Perfect Sense

    Isha Deodhar
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    In a bid to spread a bit of festive cheer during Christmas, Amazon offered, for two days, a free collection of paid apps and games valued at $220. “The Largest Free App of the Day Bundle Ever” was of particular interest to those of us who study customer engagement with brands on mobile devices. According to Amazon’s post-Christmas press release, “Nearly 60 percent of Amazon.com customers shopped using a mobile device this holiday season. Mobile shopping accelerated as customers got later into the shopping season.” Amazon’s offer was an ingenious strategy to ensure that…
  • #1800FlowersFail Taught the Floral and Gourmet Gift Retailer One Thing: The Power of Negative Word-of-Mouth Matters

    Abby Rudd
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    When you order a high-priced floral arrangement for your loved one on Valentine’s Day, you expect the delivered product to appear as beautiful as the image from the website. However, 1-800-Flowers outraged its customers from around the United States as arrangements were delivered late with half-dead flowers and crushed chocolates this February 14th. The unfortunate negative experiences for customers catapulted 1-800-Flowers into the spotlight as #1800FlowersFail became a trending topic across social media platforms. While this sort of customer disappointment is far from the norm for its…
 
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    Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Blog - AromaTalk

  • Father's Day and Aromatherapy for Men

    Wendy Robbins
    20 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Aromatherapy for Men Aromatherapy is sometimes mistaken to be a women's only modality. The reality is that men are actively and prominently involved in all aspects of the field of aromatherapy. June is Men's Health Month, and tomorrow (Sunday) is...
  • Aromatherapy and Essential Oils to Reflect and Honor Memorial Day

    Wendy Robbins
    23 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start to summer for those in the United States. It is also a special day to commemorate those that we have loved and lost including those that have served our country and community. Memorial...
  • Aromatherapy for Mother's Day

    Wendy Robbins
    9 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Mother's Day is intended to celebrate the efforts of all the mothers and the mother figures in our lives, and I'm wishing all mothers and children a beautiful and happily memorable Mother's Day! A wonderful blend to diffuse to celebrate...
  • Earth Day: April 22, 2015

    Wendy Robbins
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    "Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment." — From Wikipedia Our generation is causing a much more negative impact on the earth (and atmosphere) than all previous generations, and the harm we...
  • Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Spirituality: Easter and Passover

    Wendy Robbins
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:42 am
    Diffusing essential oils with Biblical significance can be especially meaningful at this time. Regardless of your spiritual background, aromatherapy and essential oils can play a special part as you embark or continue on your spiritual journey. I welcome you to...
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    fitnessover50.org

  • You May Need a Social Security Disability Lawyer

    Steve
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Social Security guidelines are becoming more stringent all the time. Many people have little understanding of them. When the time comes to apply for disability, they don’t know what to do, and they may unintentionally delay or destroy their chance of a successful verdict without adequate legal assistance. A competent law firm that specializes in disability law can be a tremendous asset for someone who has become disabled. Attorneys practicing in this area understand how the law works and applies to various situations. They can advise a client of his or her potential for winning a…
  • Benefits of Using Knee Sleeves

    Steve
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    If you are experiencing knee pain while working out then using rogue knee sleeves might help you in your quest to work out without experiencing any pain. Working out is an important part of many people’s day and having pain get in the way of a good workout is not a good thing. One doesn’t want to stop working out just because they are experiencing a bit of pain, but no one wants to work out while in pain. Working out is not only a fun activity to engage in, but it is also important to a persons health to continue to work out. But doing so while in pain can be nearly impossible,…
  • Five Easy Steps To Maintaining A Healthy Heart

    Dusty
    6 Dec 2013 | 12:18 pm
    Your heart is an amazing organ. It beats over 2.5 billion times during the average lifetime. However, sedentary living, stress and poor eating habits can take a toll on your heart’s health. That is why more people die from heart disease than any other health condition. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to keep your heart healthy. Below are some tips for keeping your heart healthy: Watch What You Eat The food that you eat could have a positive or negative effect on your heart’s health. A diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables will help keep your heart…
  • 5 Ways to Take a Moment in Your Hectic Schedule to Relax

    Dusty
    6 Dec 2013 | 10:45 am
    The modern way of life is often hectic, so for your own sanity, it is important to find ways of decompressing throughout the day. Just a few minutes of relaxation here and there can do wonders for your overall outlook. Here are five ways that you can relax when the world seems to be closing in around you.   Take a Power Nap   This isn’t that easy to do in some circumstances, but if you have some degree of control over your work environment, you should try to schedule just a short nap at some point in your day. If you’re lucky enough to work from home, you can actually…
  • Three Ways to Relieve Back Pain

    Steve
    5 Nov 2013 | 6:07 am
    If you have ever suffered from back pain, you know that it is excruciating. No matter how you sit or lay down, any movement will send jolts of pain that radiates across the muscles and bones. Many people turn to painkillers and medications to mask the pain, but there are alternative methods to relieve back pain and get the mobility and flexibility returned. Stretching is a good way to relieve back pain. Slowly bend down and touch your toes and hold that position for ten breaths. This will loosen up the muscles and allow them to resettle back into their normal position. It works better if you…
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    GalTime

  • When You are Lonely In Your Marriage

    Katie Parsons
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    When you get married, you are psyched for so many reasons. You are finally with your one-and-only, forever. You’ve got a partner in crime. It’s you and your spouse against the world. You’ve got each other’s backs, you’re best friends. Shall we go on? Oh, yeah. One more. You’ll never be lonely.  Uh, not so fast on that last one. Research shows marriage can be one of the largest sources of social stress. When expectations are not met within the union, it can lead to depression, resentment and, yes, loneliness. Researchers found that one or both…
  • Our Picks: Star-Spangled Fashion

    Carla Bellantonio
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    You want to look patriotic this Fourth of July, but who wants to look childish or, worse, cheesy when sporting the ol’ red, white and blue? Fear not, fellow fashionistas. Whether you’re headed to the beach or BBQ, parade or a fireworks extravaganza, you can strut your stuff in our fave finds: Stars and Stripes Forever Forever 21, $27.80 These American flag denim shorts are a must-have this Fourth of July. They are the perfect way to show some spirit and look cute doing it. If you’re going for a more casual and comfy look for the festivities, these shorts are the…
  • #WeighThis: How Do You Weigh Your Worth?

    Katie Parsons
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:13 am
    Brought to you by: We all know a scale can be frightening, and can alter how we see —-and present ourselves. A hefty number can make us less social, less secure….less— a lot of things. A Today/AOL study found that 60 percent of women and 78 percent of teen girls view their appearance in a negative light.  Lean Cuisine set out to change the conversation with its #WeighThis campaign. When women were asked what they really weigh by thinking about what is most important in their lives, they never brought up body image or physical…
  • 10 Best Summer Date Ideas

    Katie Parsons
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:04 pm
    The great thing about dating in the summer is you don’t have to be limited to things you can do indoors. Even veteran couples can learn a thing or two about each other by heading out on an adventure together. “People really do start to have that delicious, expectant feeling about romance and dating around the same time each year,” said April Beyer, women’s dating advice expert. “So when the days begin to warm up, everyone starts to feel better about everything — not just matters related to dating.” As you make romantic plans for the summer…
  • How Social Media Gets People to #BeSocial IRL

    Katie Parsons
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Brought to you by    Sometimes social media gets a bad rap for closing people off from interacting IRL (in real life). Others say that social media has made relationships even stronger by allowing people to be “friends” even if distance and life have otherwise pulled them apart. No matter what side of the debate you’re on, there’s no argument that social media has changed the dynamics of relationships.    Jacqueline Whitmore is the founder and director of The Protocol School of Palm Beach. She believes that social media makes real-life interactions…
 
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    True Food Movement

  • 7 Ways to Increase Local Food Production

    Lisa Johnson
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: Flickr In Massachusetts, only 15 percent of the food consumed by residents is produced in the state. 15 percent! If there were a world food crisis (or just California turning into a dust bowl), we would be in serious trouble. The same is true for many states, particularly in the colder climates. How do we go about feeding locals in any climate? How do cities pile vegetable patches on top of its citizens? We have a few ideas: Reassess Land Use In Seattle, they’re planting edibles in city parks and opening them up to whoever would like to harvest the produce. Many municipalities are…
  • Cashew Salmon with Quinoa Tabouli

    Lisa Johnson
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is a perfect dinner party entree. The flavors are different but won’t scare your guests, there’s a lot of texture and the flavors are amazing. We can see ourselves now, wine glass in hand, head tilted back in laughter, happy yum noises coming from our guests. It’s a perfect summer dish and you can easily grill the salmon outside if you prefer to keep the kitchen cool. Salmon Ingredients 16 ounces of salmon 2 cup of crushed cashews 4 teaspoons of avocado oil pepper for seasoning Directions Preheat the broiler Place the salmon on a piece of tinfoil and then on a broiler…
  • The History of Food Trucks

    Lisa Johnson
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: Flickr These days food trucks run the gamut from “roach coaches” at construction sites to glam, shiny tricked-out coaches staffed by top chefs. But the history of food trucks begins way back in 1866 when a rancher had a problem. Charles Goodnight needed to move 2,000 head of steer from Texas to New Mexico through rough desert inhabited by hostile Indians. Preparing food for the workers on the eight-week cattle drive was a challenge. He took an old Studebaker wagon and retrofitted it with a kitchen, hired a cook and the rest is history.  The food needed to travel well, so…
  • Healthy Maple Pecan Muffins

    Lisa Johnson
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Our intention was to make blueberry muffins. Then we thought pecans would add a nice bite, then we thought maple would be a good replacement for table sugar, then we decided they tasted awesome without the blueberries. So, we quit while we were ahead, heh. Of course, we wanted to do a healthier version, so we backed way off the sugar and used 50 percent whole wheat flour and 50 percent regular flour in the mix. We hope you enjoy this recipe and definitely read the Cooking Tips for how to use sugar strategically. Ingredients 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking…
  • BigFood Eliminates Artificial Colors and Flavorings

    Lisa Johnson
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: Flickr Your Lucky Charms still brim with sugar, but as of 2017, the will no longer have artificial colors and flavorings. General Mills just joined the BigFood fray to eliminate artificial things from their products. To break this down a bit, HuffPo reports General Mills is only addressing their cereal line. Currently, 60 percent of their cereals already are free of artificial colors and/or flavorings. They hope to get 90 percent free by the end of 2016, so they are only eliminating these chemicals in 30 percent of their current offerings.  Meh. I know this is good, we are moving…
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    Health News from SciGuru Science News

  • New Close-Up View of Key Part of Ebola Virus Life Cycle

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

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

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

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

    23 Jun 2015 | 6:43 am
    Adolescents get clear messages about the harms of smoking cigarettes, but they receive conflicting or sparse information about marijuana and e-cigarettes, a study finds. A new study indicates that adolescents were confused about whether e-cigarettes are harmful. Teenagers are very familiar with the risks of smoking cigarettes, but are much less sure whether marijuana or e-cigarettes are...
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Precommitment Is Powerful, or Why You Should Be Like Odysseus

    Mark Sisson
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Most of the time, we wield willpower like a holstered gun with the safety off. Temptation rears — an ice cream bar, perhaps — and we whip it out, firing blindly and wasting more than a few bullets in the process. The temptation is beat back, and the ice cream goes uneaten, but the willpower that remains is depleted and less effective in subsequent encounters. And the same thing happens every time we’re faced with a decision. That’s a sloppy way of dealing with the constant stream of temptation the modern world presents. Consider how Odysseus handled the ultimate temptation in…
  • Dear Mark: Vitamin D for Babes, Ingredient Bait and Switch, and Kettlebellin’ for Strength or Cardio?

    Mark Sisson
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got a three-parter. First up is a controversial topic: vitamin D supplements for breastfeeding babies. Do they need it? Can they get enough through mother’s milk? Or is there another, better method for ensuring optimal vitamin D levels in breastfeeding infants? Next, what’s my take on the ol’ ingredient bait and switch employed by food manufacturers? And finally, say a person’s trying to program kettlebell training into their weekly routine. Should they consider it cardio, strength, or something else entirely?
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 354

    Mark Sisson
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Summer is here and grill season is upon us! As an early 4th of July present, I’m giving away a FREE copy of my Primal Blueprint Healthy Sauces, Dressings and Toppings hardcover cookbook with every Primal Kitchen™ Mayo 3-pack order. Simply add both products to your cart and use coupon code FREEDOM to get the cookbook absolutely free. Expires on July 4. Research of the Week The more berries, onions, apples, oranges, and other common sources of dietary flavonoids women ate, the better they aged. Both strength training and aerobic conditioning have beneficial effects on workplace burnout,…
  • Thick & Creamy Labneh

    Worker Bee
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Labneh is a type of Middle Eastern “cheese” made from strained yogurt. Thick and creamy with a mild, tangy flavor, labneh is typically served as a spread or dip. Although labneh can be found in many grocery stores, it’s also really easy to make at home. And if you make it with organic, full-fat cultured yogurt, it’s chock-full of good saturated fat and beneficial probiotics. Even so, you might be thinking, “Dairy? Really?” If that’s the case, then this recipe might not be for you. It’s true that some people don’t tolerate dairy well. But it’s also true that for others, a…
  • Names Withheld to Protect the Embarrassed

    Guest
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! This is a story about a little girl who is loved very much. This is also a story about poop. Years ago, there was a man and a woman who wanted a baby very much. The man had no trouble making babies (he was tested by medical experts). The woman,…
 
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    Weight Loss Success

  • Eat Breakfast to Jump Start Your Metabolism

    George Diamond
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:27 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Eat Breakfast to Jump Start Your Metabolism Weight Loss Success Eat Breakfast to Jump Start Your Metabolism When a person skips the first meal of one day, the body’s metabolism starts to slow down to conserve energy. Conversely, studies show that, people who eat breakfast regularly tend to lose or maintain weight. Additionally, people who eat breakfast regularly are more likely to exercise regularly. Therefore, if you want to lose weight, eat breakfast every morning. Having trouble losing weight?
  • We Fail Before We Start

    George Diamond
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:59 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond We Fail Before We Start Weight Loss Success We tell ourselves…. I can’t lose weight because I am too old. I can’t lose weight because it is hereditary. I don’t like to exercise. I like my beer or wine. When we tell ourselves these things, we fail before we even start. Having trouble losing weight? Check out my books at amazon.com (in paperback & Kindle formats): Nibbles of Encouragement ~ George A. Diamond http://www.amazon.com/Nibbles-Encouragement-George-Diamond/dp/0615795838/…
  • How to Overcome the Fear of Losing Weight

    George Diamond
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond How to Overcome the Fear of Losing Weight Weight Loss Success To overcome the fear of losing weight start by replacing one bad habit. Make it a small, simple, and easy habit. Replace it with a good habit, have success, get your confidence up, and go to your next habit. Losing weight does not have to be scary. Losing weight is not about starving yourself. Losing weight can be done gradually. The key is to have a plan on how you are going to do it. The key is to be consistent and persistent with that plan,…
  • The Blame Game Will Keep You The Same

    George Diamond
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:34 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond The Blame Game Will Keep You The Same Weight Loss Success Blame is an interesting concept. When people don’t do what they need to do and then don’t get the results they desire, they play the blame game. They blame everyone and everything except themselves. They blame their circumstances, their family, their friends, their gender, and even their age. What they don’t blame is their unwillingness to change their current situation. It is always easier to blame and do nothing, then it is to…
  • Ask Yourself – How Bad Do You Want It?

    George Diamond
    14 Jun 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Ask Yourself – How Bad Do You Want It? Weight Loss Success Many years ago, I wanted to lose weight. The difference was that I had a strong motivation to do it. Losing weight is about motivation. It is about having a strong reason to do it. It is about getting mentally prepared to do it. Losing weight is not about sacrifices but about choices. It is about choosing physical activities over sitting in front of the computer or television. It is not about giving up your favorite foods but about moderation.
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • Alphabet Soup: The ‘L’ Words

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

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

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

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

    Cammy Chapel
    27 May 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Do you ever go to reach for something and at the last second you’re distracted or focus on something else, so you end up missing your target? You’re off a fraction to the right or to the left. Or maybe too high or too low. You get it on the second try–or maybe the third–but you do get what you’re after. That, in a nutshell, is how my life is rolling right now. I start out with a semi-determined day, get distracted somewhere along the way, and then play as much catch-up as I can. Some things get done; some things don’t. (Obviously, blogging isn’t…
 
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • Meditate, Release, Repeat – #MyYoga

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

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

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

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

    Joyce
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    I need to get Luna her own Gaiam yoga mat. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates **disclosure: This post is sponsored by GaiamTV Sometimes we view change as scary and bad; when it’s forced upon us, it can be. (But that’s a whole other blog post.) I’m talking about evolving by choice. It’s very easy to keep doing what we’ve always done, to keep doing what’s comfortable for us. Whether it’s the way we view exercise, our relationship, our jobs and careers, or even…
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    E2dietitian

  • Michigan Cherries

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

    e2dietitian
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    Breakfast protein alternatives and egg substitutes as the Avian Flu Virus creates shortages.
  • Recipe Analysis for Section 4205

    e2dietitian
    20 Jun 2015 | 11:10 am
    I can help your restaurant, grocery or food establishment meet the section 4205 bill requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The new menu labeling law will go into effect December 1, 2015 and now is the time to get your... Read More ›
  • Top Fruits and Vegetables to Nourish Your Heart

    e2dietitian
    2 Jun 2015 | 3:39 am
    If grocery stores organized their produce aisle based on your health needs, these would be in the heart section.
  • Top 10 Tips for Healthier Aging

    e2dietitian
    29 May 2015 | 3:09 am
    10 habits to keep you strong and independent with your mind intact, what my Grandma Kuilema referred to as "aging gracefully."
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    Be Well Buzz

  • 15 Foods You Don’t Need To Buy Organic

    BeWellBuzz
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:36 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) tested 3,015 produce samples and found that almost two-thirds contained pesticide residues. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy group for human health and the environment, calculated that USDA tests found a total 165 different pesticides on thousands of fruit and vegetables in the 2014 sampling. While these findings might increase your desire to always choose organic over conventionally grown produce, in fact, there are many traditionally grown fruits and vegetables that are fine to…
  • The Key To Healing Your Body From GMO, Vaccines and Toxic Damage

    BeWellBuzz
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:39 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Nowadays food producers have completely stripped away your freedom to opt-out of eating genetically modified foods. Just walk into your local grocery store… Just walk into your local grocery store… Chips and other snacks… full of GMOs. Baked goods and packaged meals… they have GMOs too. Cooking from scratch? You still can’t get away from GMOs. They’re in flour. They’re in whole-grains. They’re in meat. They’re in fruit. They’re in vegetables. They’re EVERYWHERE! GMOs are even in supposedly “healthier” foods. For example, you…
  • Go Bananas With These 5 All-Natural DIY Home Skin Remedies

    Esse Johnson
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Bananas are one of nature’s gifts, a treasure with rich benefits waiting to be discovered. Bananas are a great source of vitamins C and B6, along with minerals potassium and manganese. They provide lutein, an antioxidant protects the eyes from macular degeneration, and improves elasticity and hydration of the skin when consumed. The fruit also has powerful external applications that quickly, and inexpensively provide healing, treatment and beautification. Try these 5 do-it-yourself home skin remedies using the peels and “meat” of bananas, and be sure to share…
  • In Courage

    Yvonne Chamberlain
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:44 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com I watched a little YouTube video yesterday called “Validation.” It reminded me once again of the power my words have for others as well as for myself. Our minister did a whole sermon on “In Courage”. His definition of “in courage” was to “To build up another to live in courage!” We all love to be around people builders, those who “in courage” us or tell us we are doing great. They give us some affirmation that we are on track to support us along our life journey. Then there are others who, when we comment on the bad…
 
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • Make Natural Bug Repellent and Get Through Summer Bite-Free

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

    Andrea Butje
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    From Andrea: My Trip to Morocco A while back, I went to Morocco. I think my favorite part of the trip was taking photos to capture the incredible people, the spices, the food, and the color. It’s hard to convey the vibrant energy of Morocco in words, so I thought it would be fun to share some of these pictures with you. The buildings are works of art that surround you, with spacious rooms and intricate decoration. The culture is alive in the busy marketplace, which draws you in and fills your senses with sound, and with the aromatic scent of richly colored spices displayed around every…
  • How To Make Natural Beeswax Candles with Essential Oils

    Andrea Butje
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Making natural beeswax candles is one of my favorite hobbies! I make candles for myself, and for friends and family. They make wonderful gifts! I sometimes make more than I need, so I’ll have them on hand for events like birthdays and holidays . . . and a few in storage for me! Natural beeswax candles have no synthetic ingredients that can cause negative reactions, so they are great options for people with sensitivities. The ingredients and utensils I use are: A Pyrex measuring cup. A little jojoba wax (Simmondsia chinensis). I use this to “grease” the Pyrex measuring cup, so it’s…
  • Andrea’s Trip to Morocco

    Andrea Butje
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Morocco from Aromahead Institute A while back, I went to Morocco. I think my favorite part of the trip was taking photos to capture the incredible people, the spices, the food, and the color. It’s hard to convey the vibrant energy of Morocco in words, so I thought it would be fun to share some of these pictures with you. The buildings are works of art that surround you, with spacious rooms and intricate decoration. The culture is alive in the busy marketplace, which draws you in and fills your senses with sound, and with the aromatic scent of richly colored spices displayed around every…
  • Make an Aromatherapy Travel Kit!

    Andrea Butje
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    I have to admit that while I love traveling . . . I don’t like leaving behind all my essential oils and blends! So making an aromatherapy travel kit has been the perfect solution. There is something so comforting to me about having some of my favorite blends in an aromatherapy travel kit. I know that I’m taking care of myself while I’m on the road (or in the air!). It’s very grounding just to have the oils and blends with me. I have six suggestions for blends you can use to make your own aromatherapy travel kit. These amounts are all under 4 oz (120 ml), so you can take them on a…
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • Vision Loss and the Grieving Process

    Larry Lewis
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:35 am
    Vision Loss and the Grieving Process was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living This is not a short article but the information in vision loss and the grieving process is incredibly important for you to read if you are suffering from vision loss or any major loss. Are you feeling frightened or overwhelmed by a recent diagnosis of vision loss? Finding it all too much to accept and process your difficulties? Struggling to adjust to the frustration and stresses brought on by your condition? This is very normal. Dealing with sight loss tends to be similar to the reaction to bereavement in…
  • Create a Higher Self-Esteem

    Larry Lewis
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Create a Higher Self-Esteem was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living “You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Buddha For those of you who talk yourself down, lacking in confidence and suffering in life because of it, today I want you to read this article to help you create a higher self-esteem. Do you feel empowered by feelings of self-confidence, or are you filled with limiting thoughts of self-doubt? Have you unintentionally placed invisible boundaries on what you are able to achieve fueled by your limiting beliefs, or do…
  • 8 Steps To Recovery From Ill Health

    Larry Lewis
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    8 Steps To Recovery From Ill Health was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living When we suffer from illness our world can seem to standstill, we struggle both physically and emotionally, and it is essential to find the steps to recovery from ill health as soon as possible. There is a high price to pay when illness strikes. The economic burden of ill health in the UK to the National Health Service in 2006–07 relating  to  poor diet was £5.8 billion. The cost of physical inactivity was £0.9 billion. Smoking cost £3.3 billion, alcohol cost £3.3 billion and obesity cost £5.1 billion.
  • Fulfil your Potential Before it’s too Late

    Larry Lewis
    12 Jun 2015 | 3:09 am
    Fulfil your Potential Before it’s too Late was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman What gets you going? What motivates you? What is your WHY? What inspires you to put in the effort required to do your very best every day? What’s your passion or spark? Every one of us has a principal message we want to share with the world and why it is important to us. This is your “what” and your “why”…
  • Were You Born To Be Something More

    Larry Lewis
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:01 am
    Were You Born To Be Something More was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living If you had a pair of binoculars through which you could look at your life and decide whether it gave you satisfaction or frustration, what would you see and would you be happy or sad? Many will see an image and then have the thought that they had once believed they were born to be something more. American Sniper Chris Kyle, a  US Navy Seal,  whose autobiography became a bestselling book and a Hollywood blockbuster movie said that he became a cowboy but had a strong feeling inside that he was born to be…
 
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    Elements4Health

  • Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

    Dana
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Understanding the link between high blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease could have the potential to affect the quality of life of thousands of Americans. A new study suggests that people with a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure have a lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease. However, authors conclude the connection may have more to do with anti-hypertension medication than high blood pressure itself. “It’s likely that this protective effect is coming from antihypertensive drugs,” said co-author John Kauwe, associate professor of biology at Brigham…
  • A Surprisingly Simple Way to Cut Pediatric Infection Rates

    Dana
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Caring for pediatric patients can be quite expensive, due to the vulnerability of their young immune systems. However, a new study has found that daily bathing of pediatric patients with disposable cloths containing 2 percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) by 59 percent and saved approximately $300,000 in one hospital over a six-month period. The study, to be presented on Saturday, June 27, at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), examined the impact of…
  • Environmental Contaminants May Penetrate Fetal Cord Blood

    Dana
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    A new research featured in the Environmental Science and Technology published by the American Chemical Society suggests that the fetus is more vulnerable to some pollutants with certain properties because they penetrate further into the feto-maternal system. The research found that distributions of pollutants and the mechanisms of distributions vary depending on each pollutant’s physicochemical characteristics. Toxic environmental contaminants are increasingly known to cause a number of severe health problems for a fetus, including heart failure, low cognitive ability, delayed…
  • The Shocking Reason Why Where You Live Affects Your Odds of Surviving a Stroke

    Dana
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    A new map of emergency stroke care in America shows just how much of a patchwork system we still have for delivering the most effective stroke treatment. In the July issue of the journal Stroke, University of Michigan Medical School researchers report the results of a study that for the first time shows wide geographic variation in use of “clotbuster” treatment for stroke. Only 4.2 percent of more than 844,000 stroke victims received the drug called tPA, or another urgent stroke treatment, the study finds. If given in the first hours after a stroke, tPA and other treatments can…
  • Zinc Deficiency Is Often Misdiagnosed

    Dana
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Zinc is an essential trace element that is required in daily quantities of 5.5 to 9.5 mg for men, and 4 to 7 mg for women. But zinc supplements are usually only available in formulations of 45 or 50 mg. The US recommended tolerable limit is 40 mg/day. Too much zinc, taken in the form of dietary supplements, may disrupt copper uptake, leading to neurological problems and anaemia. Doctors often misdiagnose zinc deficiency, and seem to be unaware of the impact of excess zinc on the body, shows a small audit of clinical practice, published online in the Journal of Clinical Pathology. While there…
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    BitterSweet

  • A Better Bistro

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:03 am
    “Elevated cuisine” is not the bill of fare one might expect to come out of a shoe-box of a food trailer parked in the outskirts of east Austin, and yet Bistro Vonish seems determined to defy such preconceived notions. Redefining the category of fine dining through the lens of a classically trained vegan chef, Craig Vanis isn’t your ordinary line cook either. Propelled by a basic desire to feed others and express his creativity, his true inspirations are diverse, interwoven into the tangle of modern food politics and nutrition. “Food touches everyone, more than just…
  • Silent Sunday: Don’t Mess with Texas

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:53 am
  • Corn Porn

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am
    The simplest elements of a meal, those unassuming side dishes that are all too often overshadowed by flashier, more expensive, or more complex mains, serve up far more nuance than they’re given credit for. A perfect example of this is the humble ear of corn. As summer marches on and those golden yellow kernels swell larger, juicier, and sweeter underneath the hot sun, truly sumptuous fresh corn is a rare treat despite its ubiquity. That’s because few cooks truly value this starchy staple as more than just plate filler. A whole world of flavor can be found within those pale green…
  • Cashew is King

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:37 am
    Dense, silky smooth, capable of melting so slowly and seductively across the palate that it seems to linger far beyond the average taste; cashew ice cream has certainly come a long way. Once a mere glimmer in the eye of the mad kitchen scientist who dared venture outside the standard arsenal of readily available dairy alternatives, cashew ice cream has finally hit the mainstream, and in a big way thanks to So Delicious. Textural superiority provides the unshakable foundation for all of these nutty frozen desserts, unburdened by excessive gums or stabilizers like so many commercial options.
  • Silent Sunday: Let’s Taco ‘Bout It

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:46 am
    The Native Taco and The Outkast Taco with Elote from Cool Beans. The Grilled Avocado Reale Taco and #3 Breakfast Taco from The Vegan Nom. Vegan Taco Salad from Juiceland. Veggie Tacos (Swapping Cheese for Mushrooms) from Cherrywood Coffeehouse. El Vegetal and Hongos Con Rajas (Minus Cheese) from El Chilito. Frito Pie (AKA a “Walking Taco”) from The Vegan Yacht.
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • July 2015 Workout Calendar

    Anytime Fitness
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:45 am
    Enjoy the fun and the sun, but keep yourself accountable by following this handy workout calendar. The post July 2015 Workout Calendar appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • How to Develop Soccer Strength Like a World Cup Athlete

    Shannon Fable
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:25 am
    Follow this World Cup-inspired workout to address the essentials of soccer success: endurance, core, balance, and strength. The post How to Develop Soccer Strength Like a World Cup Athlete appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 6 Creative Ways to Turn Water Parks into Workouts

    Shannon Fable
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Don't let the long, lazy river days of summer take over; work out at the water park with these fun ideas! The post 6 Creative Ways to Turn Water Parks into Workouts appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Anytime Fitness Named Top Global Franchise—And Why That Matters

    Anytime Fitness
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:45 am
    With superior strength, stability, and reach across 22 countries, "Entrepreneur" magazine ranks Anytime Fitness #1! The post Anytime Fitness Named Top Global Franchise—And Why That Matters appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 4 Healthy Beverages to Help You Beat the Heat

    Cassie Johnston
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Tired of H20? Try Agua Fresca and other refreshing yet healthy beverages instead! The post 4 Healthy Beverages to Help You Beat the Heat appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • Foot Calluses: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Tammy
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Calluses just aren’t attractive. There’s no way around it. In the winter months when your feet are hidden away in boots, they’re easy to ignore. Once summer rolls around, though, those thick and crusty calluses desperately need to be taken care of before you show them off to the world in cute, summery sandals. Here are a few facts on foot calluses and what you can do to get your feet up to par to beautifully sport your favorite sandals. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association: Most Americans log an amazing 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age…
  • The Best Sun Protection for Girls This Year

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:20 am
      Sunny weather is here. Is your tween or teen girl ready to have fun in the sun without the tan or burn that leads to a lifetime of skin damage? Here is my roundup of the best sun protection products for girls this season. For sun protection, I recommend mineral zinc oxide broad spectrum sunscreens selected to match a girl’s skin type. I also recommend creating as much shade as possible for skin by wearing sun protective hats and clothing. Here is the roundup of what’s in my sun protection tool chest for girls: Great water-resistant sunscreen for all activities. Oil-free facial…
  • Roundup of Popular Cancer News and Events

    Tammy
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:35 am
    Between the Internet, magazines, television, radio and so much more, media is everywhere these days. Despite this, it can be difficult to keep up with all the news and happenings going on, especially around a specific topic like cancer. For this reason, we decided to make things easier for you and put everything in one place: Hold a Coke With your Boobs Challenge – Does it Actually Help? There’s been a challenge that’s gone viral, called “Hold a Coke With Your Boobs.” The purported premise is to raise awareness for breast cancer by holding a coke between your…
  • Does Mineral Makeup Really Protect Your Skin from the Sun?

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
        I was recently asked by one of our web customers about the SPF in mineral makeup. This is such a good question that I wanted to share my answer with you. All makeup with mineral particles provides some sun protection. Mineral particles are the active ingredients in mineral sunscreens. And, in my opinion, mineral sunscreens are the best sunscreens to protect your skin. When you layer your skin with mineral particles, they act like little barriers to prevent UV rays from passing into your skin; the UV ray hits a mineral particle and bounces off of it and into space –…
  • Why Exercise Helps Kick Cancer’s A**

    Angela
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
      Everyone has been touched by cancer in one way or another. That is why all of us are in the fight against cancer together. But on a personal level, there is another way to try to kick cancer’s “you know what:” EXERCISE!!! There is a reason we utilize organized half-marathons to raise money for cancer research. It not only raises awareness, but it also demonstrates one of the best methods to prevent or help fight cancer with exercise. What’s more, it helps get out that word on the importance of early diagnosis. The benefits exercise provides are numerous, both…
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    OrthoStreams

  • New US Patents in Orthopedics and Spine… Just Released!

    T
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:55 am
    —————late June 2015————– US PATENTS THAT JUST ISSUED PAT. NO. Title 1 9,023,419 Porous coatings for orthopedic implants 2 9,023,115 Transdermal intraosseous device 3 9,023,113 Systems for inducing fluid flow to stimulate tissue growth 4 9,023,112 Maintaining proper mechanics THA 5 9,023,110 Elbow joint prosthesis and method for implantation 6 9,023,109 Implant for transforaminal intracorporeal […]
 
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    Heart Sisters

  • As if fear of dying weren’t bad enough . . .

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

    Carolyn Thomas
    21 Jun 2015 | 4:19 am
    Why do those big-time inspirational speakers so often fail to truly inspire us to make lasting behaviour changes? Here's one possible reason: "There is too much of a gap between the sender and the listener. Winning Olympic gold, being a world class dancer, or climbing Mount Blanc while blind are just too far from the understanding and realities of most of the people they will share their stories with."
  • Kindness in health care: missing in action?

    Carolyn Thomas
    14 Jun 2015 | 4:11 am
    As U.K. physician Dr. Jonathon Tomlinson warns his colleagues in medicine: "We need to start talking about kindness. We need to talk about the value of kindness in healthcare, and agree that it has been neglected and that we need to take action. And in order to be kind to patients, we must cultivate kindness between and towards ourselves."
  • Your Heart, Your Health: two hours in one fantastic picture

    Carolyn Thomas
    7 Jun 2015 | 4:12 am
    by Carolyn Thomas  ♥  @HeartSisters What you’re looking at is called a graphic recording. It’s live visual notetaking of one presentation – drawn by Vancouver illustrator Sam Bradd. As Sam explains, this kind of on-the-spot graphic recording “helps people remember and care about ideas. It supports interaction, reflection, and seeing the next steps.”  When I […]
  • When you know more than your doctors about your diagnosis

    Carolyn Thomas
    31 May 2015 | 4:18 am
    After patients took comprehensive training courses about their medical diagnosis, they emerged with greater condition-specific knowledge than many of the health care professionals they encountered. But here's the downside reported in this study: the in-depth knowledge of their condition meant problems when their expertise was later seen as "inappropriate" in standard healthcare interactions with their physicians.
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  • Rifton HTS on the Road

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:49 am
    For parents and caregivers of children with special needs, traveling can be a challenge. The Rifton HTS has a portable travel toilet option, making trips easier for everyone.
  • Adopting Safe Patient Handling Policy in School

    12 Jun 2015 | 6:24 am
    It is possible to get the equipment your school needs to implement safe patient handling policies. Here are tips on how to make it happen.
  • Full Inclusion Summer Camp

    8 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    A place where children with disabilities can laugh, learn, listen, connect, sing, walk, climb and make friends, inclusion camps help them achieve greatness.
  • Commencement and Triumph

    1 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    Keith Greiser of Seminole Ridge High School surprises his parents at commencement with a first-time ever walk across the stage in a Pacer gait trainer.
  • Improved Rehab Intervention with the TRAM

    26 May 2015 | 6:25 am
    A therapist talks about why she considers the TRAM to be like a second pair of hands in rehabilitation interventions, giving her the freedom to help patients without the fear of falls or injury.
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • Pathways to Prevention

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

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

    Jeryldine Saville
    11 Jun 2015 | 1:31 pm
    The Solve ME/CFS Initiative has been reappointed as one of the liaison organizations for the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) for the term May 2015 through May 2017. CFSAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Assistant Secretary for Health on issues related to myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome. These issues can include factors affecting access and care for persons with ME/CFS; the science and definition of ME/CFS; and broader public health, clinical, research and educational issues related…
  • A Job for a Lone Congress Member: Speak Up for a Forgotten Disease

    Jeryldine Saville
    2 Jun 2015 | 4:54 pm
    This blog post, written by Llewellyn Kingexecutive producer and host of “White House Chronicle” on PBS, originally appeared onTheHill.com. It is reprinted here in its entirety.  Wanted: Member of Congress prepared to take up a cause. Political party affiliation: Unimportant. Geographic representation: Unimportant. Fund-raising potential: Minimal. Reward: Undying gratitude, lavish praise, thanks beyond counting. Job description: In any way you can, draw attention to a debilitating, life-abducting disease. Work to persuade federal government medical agencies to adequately fund…
  • Preliminary Results from Synergy Trial Released

    Jeryldine Saville
    14 May 2015 | 4:19 pm
    The long-awaited preliminary results from the K-PAX Synergy Trial are out. While both the patient group and control groups showed improvements, the difference between the two was not statistically significant. The Synergy Trial was designed to produce an FDA-approvable treatment for Myalgic Encephalmyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial evaluated the safety and efficacy of methylphenidate (generic Ritalin), combined with a mitochondrial support nutrient formula over 12 weeks. The outcome measurement tool used in the study was the Checklist Individual…
 
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    Health Blog

  • Strawberry Infographic

    Health Blog
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:08 am
    According to research, freeze-dried strawberries could be a drug substitution for preventing oesophageal cancer. Oesophageal cancer is the 3rd most commonly encountered gastrointestinal cancer as well as the 6th most frequent reason for cancer mortality worldwide. The researchers are investigating oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma, which accounts for 95 % of cases of oesophageal cancer...
  • Coconut Oil Can Help In The Fight Against Tooth Decay

    Health Blog
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    Coconut oil that has been digested is capable of attacking the bacteria that can cause tooth decay. According to scientists, it’s a natural antibiotic which could be integrated into commercially made dental hygiene products. Researchers tested the anti-bacterial activity of coconut oil in its natural state as well as coconut oil which was treated...
  • How to Increase Anti Cancer Effect of Broccoli

    Health Blog
    27 Jun 2015 | 1:46 am
    Consuming broccoli 3 to 5 times a week is enough to provide its potent anti-cancer benefits, but research has provided evidence that shows that the way broccoli is prepared is extremely important. Researchers have provided compelling evidence that how broccoli is prepared and consumed matters, and they also reveal that combining broccoli with broccoli...
  • Study Suggests Too Much Vitamin D Could Be Bad For Your Health

    Health Blog
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    Scientists know that vitamin D deficiency is unhealthy. However, a study now suggests that too much vitamin D isn’t healthy either. The research is based upon blood samples from 247,574 people. Vitamin D is important in helping calcium get to our bones, and so reducing the risk from falls as well as the chance...
  • Blueberries Can Reduce High Blood Pressure

    Health Blog
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:07 am
    According to research, blueberry consumption can help prevent high blood pressure. High blood pressure is one of the main cardiovascular diseases in the world. Hypertension contributes to stroke and heart disease and is costing over $300 billion every year. About 25 % of the adult population is affected worldwide, which includes 10 million individuals...
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    Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living

  • Control your Glaucoma and Live Life to the Fullest

    John Smith
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:13 am
    Glaucoma is a leading condition of irreversible blindness in the world. An estimated three million Americans have glaucoma. Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions causing damage to the eye’s optic nerve that gets worse over time. It is one of the leading causes of blindness […] The post Control your Glaucoma and Live Life to the Fullest appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
  • Role of Probiotics for Your Gut

    John Smith
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:01 am
    You must have heard about probiotics and it is popular these days too, both as supplements and foods. Here you will find out how helpful probiotics for digestion are. Probiotics: These days’ grocery stores are flooded with a number of items labeling probiotics like yogurt, granola bars, […] The post Role of Probiotics for Your Gut appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
  • Eat Mediterranean Diet and be Healthy

    John Smith
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:58 am
    The thing that makes Mediterranean diet so popular is the fact that the diet incorporates cuisine that varies by region and it largely includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, olive oil, and fish. The Mediterranean diet: The Mediterranean diet is regarded as one of the healthiest foods in […] The post Eat Mediterranean Diet and be Healthy appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
  • Avoid Lifestyle Diseases by Choosing the Right Path

    John Smith
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    Irrespective of everything on the go people are prone to various health conditions, these are known as lifestyle diseases. These diseases are potentially preventable. Lifestyle diseases: Lifestyle diseases are different from other illnesses, as these are preventable. These are common in industrialized nations, as lifestyle of people […] The post Avoid Lifestyle Diseases by Choosing the Right Path appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
  • Common Female Diseases

    John Smith
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:16 am
    The life of a woman is full of complications, and there is nothing that guarantees a  hectic life without illnesses. This post gives you a hint of some common  Female diseases, their causes, symptoms, and treatment. ‘Compromise’ is the best word that suits a woman’s life. Hectic schedules […] The post Common Female Diseases appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
 
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    Harvard Health Blog

  • Hidden cancer rarely causes out-of-the-blue clots in the bloodstream

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    Blood clots can be lifesavers when they form outside the bloodstream to stop bleeding from an injury. But they can wreak havoc when they form inside the bloodstream. A blood clot in a coronary artery can cause a heart attack. One in the brain can cause a stroke. Blood clots that form in a leg vein cause a problem known as venous thromboembolism, or VTE. If the clot stays in the leg, it can cause swelling or pain. If it breaks away and travels to the lungs, it can cause a potentially deadly pulmonary embolism. In about half of people who develop a VTE, doctors can identify what caused it.
  • Use sunglasses for vision protection starting at an early age

    Heidi Godman
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    When kids pack for summer camp, sunglasses may not always top the supply list. But I made them a priority for my 12-year-old son Carson, who just started rowing camp in Florida, for two reasons: Our eyes are most vulnerable to the sun’s ultraviolet rays in our teens, 20s, and 30s, although the damage usually doesn’t show up until later in life. The sun’s rays are especially intense near reflective surfaces. “If you spend time near the water, the beach, or snow, the sunlight bounces off of those surfaces and right into the eyes,” Dr. Louis Pasquale told me.
  • Mild high blood pressure in young adults linked to heart problems later in life

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Editor’s note: Since 2000, Dr. Howard LeWine and other other experts from Harvard Health Publications and Harvard Medical School have been writing daily News Reviews for InteliHealth.com. Sadly, InteliHealth shuts down tomorrow. This is the final (4,255th) news review written by the Harvard Health team. Young adults with even slightly above-normal blood pressure may be more likely to have heart problems later in life, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study focused on nearly 2,500 men and women who were 18 to 30 years old when the study…
  • How much protein do you need every day?

    Daniel Pendick
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Protein is essential to good health. The very origin of the word — from the Greek protos, meaning “first” — reflects protein’s top-shelf status in human nutrition. You need it to put meat on your bones and to make hair, blood, connective tissue, antibodies, enzymes, and more. It’s common for athletes and bodybuilders to wolf down extra protein to bulk up. But the message the rest of us often get is that we’re eating too much protein. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is a modest 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. The RDA is…
  • The long goodbye: FDA ruling will eliminate trans fats from U.S. foods

    Patrick J. Skerrett
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:05 am
    Partially hydrogenated oils, once a workhorse of the food industry, have gotten an official heave-ho from the U.S. food supply. In a long-awaited decision, the FDA ruled yesterday that partially hydrogenated oils, which are the main source of harmful trans fats, are no longer “generally recognized as safe.” That means any food company wanting to use partially hydrogenated oils must get the FDA’s approval to do so. Companies have until 2018 to stop using partially hydrogenated oils or to petition the FDA for approval. The move is a good one for individual and public health.
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    LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

  • Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 109

    Niall Hamilton
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:51 am
    Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 109 Question 1 A friend casually remarks that she has an afternoon appointment with Doctor Fish, and asks you if you’ve heard anything about them. You caution her that…? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer Doctor Fish Otherwise known as Garra rufa, are used in ‘fish foot spas‘ (nibbling off dead skin) Whilst they have not yet been reported to cause disease the fish have…
  • JellyBean 031 with Matt Eckersley

    Doug Lynch
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:40 pm
    So you’ve heard of Christmas Island, right? It’s all bad, right? Well, it is bad but it’s not all bad and as often is said there’s two sides to every story. And as I often to say there’s more than two sides to every story.Matt Eckersley has been working out in the Indian Ocean Territories for a while. There is a lot of aspects to whats been happening out there that I knew nothing about. He has been there for a number of extreme events; self-harm events, riots, the 2010 boat sinking tragedy etc Matt has also worked in the Christmas Island Hospital and soon is on the…
  • Chest X-ray for the Part 1 exam

    Neil Long
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    BSCC Anatomy 100 The following two videos will assist you in the part one exam. The points in the first video relate to the marks scheme provide to the present day. Be sure to point out obvious structures such as the ribs, clavicles, spine, lungs etc. The second video goes into further detail on the AP film and also the lateral chest x-ray which maybe helpful in the emergency department. Question: Please describe the main features on this chest x-ray in particular the mediastinum Examiner explanation: + Show: Real-time video/audio Examiner – additional points of reference including…
  • Real ED Stories – Book Review

    Michelle Johnston
    21 Jun 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Emergency is an anatomy book. It is a collection of stories penned by Emergency Physicians across Australia, and through them the heart of the Emergency Department is meticulously dissected. The raw stories of individuals, of both patients and their clinicians, are laid wide open, for all to see. Emergency is a book that is by turns painful, occasionally gruesome, many times uplifting, but always, in its honesty, brilliantly authentic. These are short stories, written not by masterful authors, but by the doctors working at the coalface of Australasian ED’s. And in that is its strength. Some…
  • Super Docs

    Mike Cadogan
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Guest post by Tane Eunson – A student of the game (5th year M.B.B.S.) As a typical kiwi bloke, I’m a dyed-in-the-wool rugby fanatic (pardon the sheep reference). So when opportunities with two Super Rugby franchises arose for me in the past year, I picked the ball up and sprinted for the posts. As an ‘intern’ with the franchises, I was part of the ‘athletic performance’ teams. The hierarchical structures differed subtly within each team, but they both comprised the team doctor, two physiotherapists, two strength and conditioning coaches and a number of other interns in the…
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    The April Center Blog: Anxiety, OCD, Phobia and Panic Attack Management - Los Angeles

  • Fear of Freeway Driving: A Common Phobia

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

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

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:20 am
    by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeleswww.KickFear.comAnxiety is a general feeling of worry and discomfort—you know that shaky, unsettling feeling you get before a big speech or a first date?  For some of us, it can be adaptive.  If we are faced with a life-threatening situation, the fight-or-flight response in the brain gets activated and we react spontaneously and efficiently. For others, anxiety is a pervasive, debilitating state that our minds and bodies are constantly battling. Anxiety…
  • What Type of OCD do I Have?

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    -->by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles   www.KickFear.com      --> --> Some are familiar with the definition of obsessive-compulsive disorder.  OCD is most simply defined as an anxiety disorder that is characterized by intrusive thoughts that generate worry or fear and repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the anxiety.  To put it in even more basic terms, the anxiety-producing thoughts are obsessions, and the repetitive behaviors that one engages in…
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: How to know when it’s Time for Treatment

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:11 am
    by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeleswww.KickFear.com                   Do you or someone you know suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder?  OCD can be one of the most distressing and difficult psychological disorders for both the patient and the patient’s support system.  That is why getting help for OCD's intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors is so necessary.  So where does one begin?  And…
 
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  • How to overcome anxiety

    Editor
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:23 pm
    The CEO of the fast-expanding organisation looked at me, despair seeping through a veneer of confidence. With three growing children, a loving husband, and work at the top of the corporate ladder, her life ticked all the boxes. “I’m coping OK,” she confided, “but I’ve been better.” “Better” was before she came to be afflicted with one of the most common mental conditions in Australia and worldwide: anxiety. What is anxiety? Anxiety means feeling distress or uneasiness about what might happen. Some feelings of apprehension – like when we psyche up for a test, competition or…
  • How to gain strength from adversity

    Editor
    24 May 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Most of us would have heard the saying, “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” While the optimist in us will hope this saying holds true, it now seems there is some more veracity to this claim. Since the 1990s, there has been huge interest in the question of whether, after a trauma, we must succumb to post-traumatic stress, or whether we are able to instead experience post-traumatic growth. The question isn’t new, as all of the world’s major religions have told us about the transformative power of suffering. But the new emphasis is more scientific, so we need to ask: what counts…
  • Q&A with Toula Gordillo (Clinical Psychologist)

    Editor
    14 May 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Q. We have a fourteen year old daughter (Tammy) with Aspergers’ Syndrome. She has difficulty relating to her peers and is awkward in most social situations. She has narrow, often obsessive, interests in a particular thing or person. She wants to make friends and have a boyfriend like her peers, but she often misinterprets important social cues. She speaks too loudly, gets too close, is very direct (sometimes far too direct/insulting) and says things that make her peers feel uncomfortable. How can we help our daughter? A. Young people like Tammy often talk incessantly and don’t know…
  • The best gifts for your mother

    Editor
    6 May 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Whether you love it or hate it, most people will agree that the mother-child relationship is one of the most significant relationships in a person’s life, affecting your wellbeing throughout your life. At the same time, many of us will not have the perfect relationship with our parents. In fact, one psychologist estimates that 85% of families are dysfunctional. More optimistic estimates say that about half of mothers are “good enough” (not perfect, but adequate). Either way, there are many of us whose maternal interactions were not the intimate safe haven idealised by Hallmark. Let’s…
  • A dilemma involving sex reassignment surgery

    Editor
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Mark, 36 years of age, is directed to counselling by his doctor after Mark decides he wants to transition from male to female, undergo sex reassignment surgery, and change his name to Sonia. Mark reports he has suffered for a long time trying to live as a man when he in fact feels like a woman. Mark is currently experiencing feelings of sadness, anxiety, stress and anger about the way he has been treated by his family and certain friends because of his gender identity. He has started drinking alcohol on daily basis as a way to numb his emotions and fall asleep at night. What important…
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  • Start the Day with a Healthy Breakfast

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

    Dorsa
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Most people consider eating to be more than just a survival instinct or something that is just done to keep you alive. Instead, most people seriously enjoy eating, often to the point of excess. Food is something of an art form, and everything from the preparation of the food to the very presentation of a plate is something to be admired. More often than not, the taste and presentation of a meal tend to overshadow how healthy a meal is. This is a dangerous precedent for most Americans, as a large percentage of people in the United States are living with chronic health conditions like diabetes,…
  • Online Resources for People Managing Their Diabetes

    Dorsa
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Living with a chronic health condition such as diabetes can be a life altering and challenging experience. It can be easy to feel lost and alone when you are dealing with such struggles. It may help you to know that you are not alone, and that there are a lot of resources available to people managing their diabetes. The World Wide Web is certainly vast and can sometimes be daunting to try to navigate. There are fraudulent websites out there, and there are also websites put together by people that might mean well, but are full of misinformation and therefore could end up being more harmful…
  • Meal Planning For a Whole Month of Healthy Meals

    Dorsa
    8 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Meal planning is your absolute best key to success when it comes to sticking to a healthy diet. A great meal plan takes all of the guess work out of eating, and makes sure you are always prepared. Effective meal planning is what makes a healthier diet and lifestyle an easy, obtainable goal. Meal planning is all about preparation and thinking ahead. Most people put together their meal plans for a week or so at a time, but to make your life even easier you can plan even a whole month of meals. That means a whole month of easy, no guess work meals that are catered to your specific tastes and…
  • How High Blood Pressure Affects Meal Planning

    Dorsa
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Living with health conditions such as high blood pressure can affect so many aspects of your life. It can affect your ability to engage in activities as well as severely affect the way you feel on a daily basis. It can also seriously affect the foods that you should eat, as your diet is often just as important as doctors’ appointments and medication. As with any diet, meal planning is the key to success. A successful meal plan can help you follow many of the strict guidelines that certain diets require. It is for this reason that meal planning for healthy diets to help control high blood…
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  • Is depression a mental or physical illness? Unravelling the inflammation hypothesis

    Gordon Parker, Scientia Professor at UNSW Australia
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:54 pm
    Depression isn't a single condition with a single cause. Lee Morley/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDMost people feel down, tired and inactive when they’re injured or ill. This “sickness behaviour” is caused by the activation of the body’s immune response. It’s the brain’s way of conserving energy so the body can heal. This immune response can also occur in people with depression. This has prompted some researchers and clinicians to hypothesise that depression is actually a side effect of the inflammatory process. But while there may be a connection between inflammation and depression, one…
  • Happiness is an illusion, here's why you should seek contentment instead

    Sidney Bloch, Emeritus Professor in Psychiatry at University of Melbourne
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Feeling content means having a deep-seated, abiding acceptance of oneself and one’s worth, together with a sense of self-fulfilment, meaning and purpose. James Theophane/Flickr, CC BY-SAI want to share a personal view of what it is to be happy and how it differs from feeling content. Let me begin with a clinical story. They met at a party; it was love at first sight just like one reads about in romantic novels. They married following an exhilarating courtship, and since they shared an eagerness to raise a family, Jennifer soon announced the joyful news of her pregnancy. They called their…
  • Why doctors won't cop legislated silence

    Michael Vagg, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Deakin University School of Medicine &amp; Pain Specialist at Barwon Health
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Two Australian doctors have taken to the pages of the prestigious journal, the BMJ to make their international colleagues aware of the extraordinary assault on medical ethics contained in the recently enacted Border Force Act 2015. I have also received an email on behalf on the President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Laureate Professor Nick Talley to all members of the College and its Chapters and Faculties calling the Act “unacceptable to physicians”. They join the AMA and other peak health organisations in publicly warning the Government about trying to prevent doctors…
  • Health Check: is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?

    Rosemary Stanton, Nutritionist &amp; Visiting Fellow at UNSW Australia
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Eating three meals a day (rather than two) makes it easier to meet the body’s needs for many nutrients. Jared Zimmerman/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAPersonally, I need breakfast. Almost every morning, I wake up early feeling hungry, and it’s only once I banish my morning hunger that I’m ready to fire. By mid-morning, I take a break and enjoy a snack. I’ve used a personal anecdote because it’s likely that eating breakfast – or skipping it – may simply reflect a personal preference for timing food intake. Not everyone enjoys eating first thing in the morning. But your first choice of foods…
  • Focus on illicit drugs puts Australia's drinking problem on ice

    Sandra Jones, Professor and Director of the Centre for Health and Social Research at Australian Catholic University
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Our current focus on the drug ice takes the spotlight away from the harms of excessive alcohol use, which is actually a bigger problem in Australia. Photographer/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDRecent discussions of Australia’s “ice epidemic” have culminated in a A$9 million government-funded media campaign to raise community awareness of the drug’s harms, particularly in rural areas. We do need to address the harms of illicit drugs, but, in doing so, we mustn’t overlook the greater social impact of excessive alcohol consumption. A number of commentators have cautioned about the possible…
 
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  • 6 Natural Ways to Help Prevent Motion sickness

    Atanu Majumdar
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:36 am
    “As soon as my car starts moving, I start feeling sick and it gets worse with time. I sometimes think, I should stay away from everything that moves,” says Sarah who has been suffering from motion sickness, since she was a kid. There are many people like Sarah who suffer from motion sickness and they The post 6 Natural Ways to Help Prevent Motion sickness appeared first on Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |.
  • 16 Home Remedies For Sore Throat

    Atanu Majumdar
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:17 am
    Occurrence of sore throat may be caused from viral infection, bacterial infection, gastroesophageal reflux disease that occurs from backflow of stomach acid to food pipe, and other environmental factors. These causes extreme pain and irritation in the throat. Swallowing of any kinds of solid and liquid foods get very difficult. During this time the glands The post 16 Home Remedies For Sore Throat appeared first on Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |.
  • Diet and Exercises Keep Anemia Away

    Atanu Majumdar
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Anemia occurs due to lower amount of red blood cells in the body. The red blood cells are those cells, which carries oxygen throughout the body. The main reason for the above cause is the deficiency of minerals, especially iron in the body, which eventually fails to make enough hemoglobin. It affects children and pregnant The post Diet and Exercises Keep Anemia Away appeared first on Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |.
  • Mushroom Omelet with Pepper Jack Cheese

    Atanu Majumdar
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Ingredients 4 whole eggs beaten 6 crimini or baby portabella mushrooms sliced 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil 1 onion diced 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese shredded 1 whole tomato sliced Instructions Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat with a fork. Season with salt and pepper. . Saute mushrooms in grapeseed oil in a skillet The post Mushroom Omelet with Pepper Jack Cheese appeared first on Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |.
  • Curried Chicken Walnut Salad

    Atanu Majumdar
    7 May 2014 | 7:31 am
    Ingredients 1/2 pound organic, grass-fed chicken cooked 1/2 cup plain yogurt 2-3 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 cup seedless red grapes sliced in half 1/4 cup walnut pieces 1/4 cup celery chopped salt and pepper 2+ romaine lettuce chopped 2 slice Ezekial sprouted grain bread 1 tablespoon butter Instructions Dice cooked chicken. Slice grapes in half. The post Curried Chicken Walnut Salad appeared first on Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |.
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  • Human tail associated with Lumbosacral meningocele

    Administrator
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
      During the 5th and 6th week of gestation, the human embryo possess a tail with 10 ­-12 caudal vertebrae which regresses by reduction in the number of vertebrae and fusion, leaving the vestigial coccyx. Hence, the true human tail is a vestigial structure and never contains vertebrae. It has... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • After Safe Abortion : Care and Curiosity

    Administrator
    20 Jun 2015 | 12:42 am
    Abortion refers to the expulsion of fetus from the uterus before the birth. According to medical science, expulsion before 22 weeks is regarded as abortion. As a doctor, your counselling must quench the following curiosities of the patient/client. Curiosity 1: What are the things I should know... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • MBBS Guide : Topics for Gyne/Obs Exam

    Administrator
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:37 am
    Obstetrics Anatomy Placenta anatomy, functions, umbilical cord and abnormalities (Viva) Physiological changes in Pregnancy and normal puerperium Human chorionic gonadotrophin and Urine pregnancy test Terminologies used in History and Examination (Viva) Labor vs False labor vs Braxton-Hicks... Published in http://medchrome.com
 
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  • Helping You Figure Out Acid Reflux With These Simple Tips

    HealthyGirl
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:16 am
    TIP! Get your fluid intake between your meals instead of while you are eating. Doing so allows you to cope with pangs of hunger by sating your thirst. Are you suffering from extreme discomfort? Do you feel like there are flames in your esophagus? Do you get miserable when you eat?Do you want relief from the suffering to end? This article contains the topic. Continue reading to learn about how to eliminate acid reflux and leave your woes behind. TIP! Fatty food should be avoided. Relaxing of the esophageal sphincter happens when you eat high-fat products. Your dinner should be consumed a…
  • Methods On How To Treat Lyme Disease

    Francis Riggs
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:01 am
    Lyme disease is a disease that has been extensively studied for the last forty years. It has been established that the causative organisms are bacteria known as spirochetes. Different species have been discovered over time. The symptoms associated with the illness are variable and may include, skin lesions, multiple joint pains, symptoms of heart disease and central nervous system abnormalities. Knowing how to treat Lyme disease is important for Tucson, AZ residents. The vector ticks that play a central in the transmission are parasites of deer in many geographical regions of the world. One a…
  • The Benefits Of Using Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

    Edna Booker
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:09 am
    You love your pet and you want the best for it. Food is a big part of its life and there are many types to choose from. Of course, there are also treats as well. When it comes to having a healthy and happy canine, it can be helpful to check out some homemade dog treat recipes. There are numerous options available, some with peanut butter, bacon fat, and more. Through using these recipes, you know exactly what your dog is consuming and your pet just might become healthier because of it. There are other benefits of choosing such alternatives as well. Dogs have a way of becoming a…
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    Be Well Buzz

  • 15 Foods You Don’t Need To Buy Organic

    BeWellBuzz
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:36 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) tested 3,015 produce samples and found that almost two-thirds contained pesticide residues. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy group for human health and the environment, calculated that USDA tests found a total 165 different pesticides on thousands of fruit and vegetables in the 2014 sampling. While these findings might increase your desire to always choose organic over conventionally grown produce, in fact, there are many traditionally grown fruits and vegetables that are fine to…
  • The Key To Healing Your Body From GMO, Vaccines and Toxic Damage

    BeWellBuzz
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:39 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Nowadays food producers have completely stripped away your freedom to opt-out of eating genetically modified foods. Just walk into your local grocery store… Just walk into your local grocery store… Chips and other snacks… full of GMOs. Baked goods and packaged meals… they have GMOs too. Cooking from scratch? You still can’t get away from GMOs. They’re in flour. They’re in whole-grains. They’re in meat. They’re in fruit. They’re in vegetables. They’re EVERYWHERE! GMOs are even in supposedly “healthier” foods. For example, you…
  • Go Bananas With These 5 All-Natural DIY Home Skin Remedies

    Esse Johnson
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Bananas are one of nature’s gifts, a treasure with rich benefits waiting to be discovered. Bananas are a great source of vitamins C and B6, along with minerals potassium and manganese. They provide lutein, an antioxidant protects the eyes from macular degeneration, and improves elasticity and hydration of the skin when consumed. The fruit also has powerful external applications that quickly, and inexpensively provide healing, treatment and beautification. Try these 5 do-it-yourself home skin remedies using the peels and “meat” of bananas, and be sure to share…
  • In Courage

    Yvonne Chamberlain
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:44 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com I watched a little YouTube video yesterday called “Validation.” It reminded me once again of the power my words have for others as well as for myself. Our minister did a whole sermon on “In Courage”. His definition of “in courage” was to “To build up another to live in courage!” We all love to be around people builders, those who “in courage” us or tell us we are doing great. They give us some affirmation that we are on track to support us along our life journey. Then there are others who, when we comment on the bad…
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  • Healthy Option – Warm-up Before Exercise !

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

    Jim Long
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:47 am
    Dry Skin Sometimes skin has a low level of sebum, which is the natural oil that is produced by skin glands. It is called dry skin and it cannot hold moisture and will look parched and feel tight when washed and in some extreme times, it can show some signs of chapping [...]
  • Keeping Good Medical Records as a Healthy Option !

    Jim Long
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:02 am
    Keeping your own records of any medical care that you and your immediate family have received is the only way to be sure that your insurance and bills are free from mistakes. It may seem unimportant now, but later in life when you try to get life insurance or get treatment that is appropriate for [...]
  • Healthy Options for Arthritis !

    Jim Long
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:38 am
    Having arthritis is common in most people of the world. Even though it is a very common disease, it is painful and very incurable at the moment. You can be at risk for getting arthritis and you may not even know it. Some of the conditions cannot be changed but there are a number of [...]
  • 7 Steps to a Healthier You !

    Jim Long
    27 May 2015 | 6:43 am
    There are no forms of dieting that could stop you from growing bigger. Most are only fads and instead of giving you the results you once hoped for and worked for, they leave you frustrated and well, sometimes hopeless. Well, worry no more. There are these 7 effective moves towards a healthier, sexier you!!! 1) Sleep [...]
 
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    Senior Health Memos

  • How Seniors Can Maintain a Healthy Diet

    guest contributor
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Guest contribution by Emily Hunter Getting older is a fact of life, and for those of us lucky enough to have parents and loved ones who are considered senior citizens, making sure they are healthy is extremely important. Being healthy as a senior includes exercise and a good diet, just like for those of us who are younger. But older age can also bring challenges. The elderly have health problems that are found in younger people, but their bodies may have a harder time correcting or handling their issues. Many older people are obese, which is associated with type 2 diabetes, high blood…
  • Summer Health How-Tos for Seniors

    guest contributor
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Guest contribution by Ruth Folger Weiss Summer is a great time to take things at a slower pace and enjoy the beautiful weather. From participating in outdoor activities, to spending time with grandchildren, and all of the other summer activities you’ll be engaging in, it’s important to be mindful of the heat and its effect on your health. Spending too much time in the harsh sun or even inside a room that is too hot can lead to health complications. With these how-tos, you’ll be able to have a happy and healthy summer! How to avoid dehydration– Whether you spend your days indoors…
  • 10 reasons why seniors sometimes don’t eat properly

    guest contributor
    15 May 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Guest contribution by Peter Smith. Caring for an older relative can be hard work – and one of the hardest parts is often trying to ensure they’ve eaten enough, or eaten the right foods. A good start to solving this problem is to figure out just exactly why they aren’t eating properly – there are lots of potential reasons for it, and narrowing it down can help you target the source of the issue. Here are ten reasons seniors sometimes don’t eat properly: Loss of smell and taste As we age, our sense of taste and smell decreases. This can cause food that you once would have…
  • Strength Training for Seniors

    guest contributor
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Photo by stockimages from freedigitalphotos.net Guest contribution by Tiffany Miller Why is strength training such a great idea for seniors? Can someone in their 80’s really benefit from strength training? Strength training is useful for all ages if done properly. Seniors can benefit from strength training in the areas of muscular degeneration, bone degeneration, and balance. Muscular Degeneration The longer you go without using your muscles, the easier they will suffer from degeneration. Muscular degeneration in older adults is known as sarcopenia. It can show up after the age of 40,…
  • Landscaping Ideas for Seniors

    guest contributor
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Guest contribution by Dane O’Leary Garden therapy has been recommended to treat ailments both physical as well as emotional and to individuals of all ages. Especially for seniors, gardening also provides a productive form of exercise too. Bending, planting, and pruning are great for the body, allowing limbs to stretch and improving circulation. Sunshine is a source of vitamin D while taking part in the natural environment by growing new plant life and helping it to thrive is good for the soul. The benefits of gardening are numerous. Gardening can help keep muscles tones and limbs flexible,…
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  • Meditate, Release, Repeat – #MyYoga

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

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

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

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

    Joyce
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    I need to get Luna her own Gaiam yoga mat. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates **disclosure: This post is sponsored by GaiamTV Sometimes we view change as scary and bad; when it’s forced upon us, it can be. (But that’s a whole other blog post.) I’m talking about evolving by choice. It’s very easy to keep doing what we’ve always done, to keep doing what’s comfortable for us. Whether it’s the way we view exercise, our relationship, our jobs and careers, or even…
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  • Disinfecting Your Practice

    Edel
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Did you know the following?     “Any surface likely to have become contaminated (those within the contaminated zone) during treatment must be thoroughly cleaned and then disinfected following each patient treatment.” -NZDA Code of Practice, 2014.  Despite this, there remains much confusion as to the need to disinfect the contaminated zone between patients, with many practices still choosing to clean only!  Over and above, the NZDA, Code of Practice also states:      Once visible contaminants have been removed, the disinfectant is applied (using lint free single-use towels/wipes…
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:48 pm
  • Boost your Vitamin D

    Edel
    21 Jun 2015 | 7:06 pm
    In the Southern Hemisphere, the 21st of June marks the shortest day of the year. Known as Winter Solstice, it marks the first day of winter. The word solstice comes from the Latin words for "sun" and "to stand still.” It has the fewest hours of sunlight during the whole year a total of 9 hours and 37 minutes. It is also this time of year that Vitamin D deficiency can be at it's highest amongst adults. Unlike any other nutrient we can’t get enough vitamin D from food alone no matter how well we eat. Instead we make it from sunshine which means the further away from…
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:47 pm
  • Finding a Solution

    Edel
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Sometimes you just have to get creative when comes to mediocrity of other people.  Over the last few weeks we have encountered some poor service from our courier company. For one particular customer in the North Island nearly every order has been late, delivery times have ranged from 4 days right through to 10 days. Quite disappointing for both them & us. We even went as far as trying to send their last week’s order with a different courier company which should have been overnight. Alas even they stuffed it up and the customer didn’t get it until 3 days later. To cut a long story…
 
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  • When is the best time to work out?

    Carley
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    What’s the best time of day to exercise? The answer can be different for everybody. There have been studies analyzing when exercise benefits your body most but ultimately it is what time works best for you as an individual. Choose a time of day where exercise can become a consistent part of your life, integrating it into your daily routine. Find your rhythm. You may notice that some people tend to have an easier time adjusting to the mornings than others. Some folks are just naturally morning people. This has a bit to do with your body’s circadian rhythms- the internal clock. Circadian…
  • The Brilliant Benefits of Coffee

    Carley
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:43 am
    Coffee may have different roles in each of our unique and hectic lives. For some, it is the warm beverage you enjoy sipping on to give you comfort and ease. For others, it may be a social bridge to interact with friends or family. Many of us rise in the early hours of the morning only to find coffee intake as our primary method to put a little pep in our step. Regardless of the reason you (hopefully) drink coffee, we all can benefit from coffee in a multitude of different ways. Antioxidants Coffee is a great source of antioxidants. It is currently the primary source of antioxidants for…
  • 7 Tips for Exercising in Summer Heat

    Carley
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:10 am
    And commence summer. June 21st is the official start of summer for the 2015 year! Whether you’re swimming, hiking, walking, etc. summer is the perfect time to stay active. Here are some things to be mindful of while exercise during the summer days. Wear loose, light colors Stick with lighter colors that will help reflect the heat as well a lightweight fabric such as cotton. This will help the evaporation of sweat, which provides cooling to the body. The “hi-tech” running shirts and shorts are made with material design to keep you cool, so if you want to invest in some of those it might…
  • 8 Healthy Summer Foods

    Carley
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:55 am
    Summer is just around the corner. This Sunday, June 21st marks the first official day of summer. Can I get a “yahooooo!?” Many of summer’s pristine fruits and vegetables have a multitude of health benefits. Here are some particularly great eats to kick off this summer season right. 1. Corn Nothing says summer like fresh, sweet corn. Those sweet summer cook outs are hard to beat when you toss some ripe, yellow corn on the grill. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two antioxidants in corn that act like natural sunglasses, helping to form macular pigment to filter out some of the sun’s…
  • 4 Ways to Strengthen Your Feet

    Carley
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:06 am
    There is a very significant core in our body that needs to be strong- a core that goes beyond the traditional abdominal and low back core. You guessed it- the foot core! Feet strength can affect multiple different parts of our body such as the ankles, hips, lower back, abs, posture, walking, and even the space in your chest where your lungs live. Here are 4 quick, everyday things you can do to strengthen your foot core. Walk on Uneven Surfaces When venturing into the outdoors you see rocks, hills, dirt, inclines and declines, and a variety of other fluctuations in the terrain. While walking…
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  • Reasons For Loss In Forex Trading

    admin
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    We are very mindful that must learn by the best. Its not only limited to Forex investment. It’s true in any field. Whom you learn from will greatly determine how well you go about doing. In trading, one of the several most complex things can easily try, system doubly in order that. You can learn everything yourself, generally there is certainly an involving content pertaining to being found online, but listening to advice from someone else can cut through lots of the problems that you may face help to make things simpler and easier. The winning forex approach is to use a service where…
  • Things You Can Do To Get Rid Of Fat With Exceptional Results. Every Time

    admin
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:07 am
    The primary benefit of low carbohydrate diet plans is that they cause you to intend to eat a lot less.Eventually a typical person will give up and eat, thus the occurrance of yo-yo dieting”.Most people don’t want to just eat much less”, i.e. being hungry for life.Visit this short article here for a calorie calculator and also a list of cost-free online devices to track exactly what you are eating.I assume that for anybody that absolutely wants to optimize their diet, tracking things for a while is absolutely necessary.Folks believe they’re consuming high healthy…
  • Spybubbles – A Testimonial Of The Spybubbles Mobile Phone Spy Technology

    admin
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:06 am
    Several app evaluation sites have been quick to identify this change in the marketplace. They have actually created an online community to give people the possibility to have their point of views on applications viewed and also heard. Luckily without the should execute up or become a member. You can jump straight on, browse your preferred app and also read responses from others. Better still, you could add by leaving feedback yourself. This string of comments comes to be virtually like a mini forum dedicated to every specific application, and it’s just going to obtain bigger. According…
  • Best Way To Build Muscle Fast

    admin
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    First, I would like to make sure that there is no frustration together with the title of the article. in the event the muscle-creating elements I am planning to go over aren’t in place, when I say “body building quickly”, rapidly is family member in contrast towards the rate where you might construct muscle . The truth is building new muscle is not a rapidly course of action. It requiresmonths and weeks, and many years of really hard operate and determination, each within and outside on the weight space. This slow “rate of return” on muscle-building is amongst…
  • Top Insights For 2013 On Prudent Systems For Ight Wi- Fi

    admin
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:07 am
    It usually isn’t! You can find more gangsta government stories at China Hearsay. They can also rate various free wifi cafes in a scale of 1 to 5 according to their work ambience, power outlets, Internet browsing speed and taste of coffee. This sleek tablet comes with a 5 megapixel primary camera and 1.9 megapixel secondary camera. Yawn Darling the Internet isn’t working. Remember to keep hydrated and know the warning signs of heat stroke. So this is our extra Ethernet cable provided by Netgear. Four elements Yagi Wifi Antenna is devised for a high or a very high frequency…
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  • Can These Types of Citrus Juices Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

    Health Editor
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    Photo: Getty Images By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who enjoy a glass of orange juice or some fresh grapefruit in the morning may face a slightly increased risk of melanoma — the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer. That’s the finding from a study of more than 100,000 U.S. adults followed for about 25 years. Researchers discovered that those who regularly consumed orange juice or whole grapefruit had a higher risk of developing melanoma, compared to people who avoided those foods. Experts were quick to stress that…
  • American Marriages Are Much Better — and Much Worse — Than Ever

    Nicole Love
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:05 am
    The Newlywed Game. Photo: ABC Photo Archives/Getty Images When your partner is your best friend — someone who really gets you, you know? — it’s a wonderful thing. And yet thinking of marriage as the ultimate BFF-ship potentially comes with its own set of problems, setting some lofty expectations for the relationship. It often means that this is the one person to whom you look to meet your deepest psychological and personal growth requirements; it’s the tippy-top of the old Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs pyramid, in other words. When it works, it’s bliss. But according to the authors…
  • A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

    Health Editor
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:37 am
    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that they’ll lose it if they don’t use it. But a healthy body is also key to maintaining a healthy brain, and that’s something many people tend to overlook, experts say. “We’re just now starting to get people to recognize that eating right and exercising and maintaining your health can play into the graceful aging of your brain,” said Dr. Mary Ann Bauman, an Oklahoma…
  • 6 Ways to Get MORE Out of a Push-Up

    Jennifer Cohen
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Photo: Getty Images The push-up is one of the most overlooked exercises in the metaphorical exercise book. Sure, it looks pretty easy and most of us know the basics: heels together, wrists underneath shoulders, bend and press your elbows, and voila, a move that works your entire body pretty much. But there are certain tweaks you can make to take your push-up technique to the next level. Here are 6 key ways to perfect this exerciseand get the most out of it. All you have to do is follow these tips. RELATED: 20 Ways to Do a Plank Press Your Hands Into The Floor When performing a push-up, you…
  • ‘Novice Driver’ Car Decals Don’t Cut Crash Rates: Study

    Health Editor
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:37 pm
    MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adding decals to the license plates of drivers with learner permits doesn’t reduce their rate of crashes, a new study finds. The experimental safety strategy was implemented in New Jersey in 2010 as part of its graduated driver-licensing policy for drivers under 21. Red reflective decals were placed on the license plates of drivers with learner permits or intermediate licenses. The decals are intended to make other drivers and police aware that a novice driver is behind the wheel. Using information compiled in New Jersey’s…
 
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    Dr. David Geier - Sports Medicine Simplified

  • Strength training exercises for plantar fasciitis

    drdavidgeier
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Plantar fasciitis is thought to be the most common cause of heel pain, especially on the sole of the foot. Both active and sedentary people can develop it. A new study looks at strengthening exercises as a treatment for this difficult problem.
  • Episode 201: What challenges exist to identifying and developing talented young athletes?

    drdavidgeier
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    What challenges exist to identifying and developing talented young athletes? Dr. Geier also discusses hockey helmets receiving poor safety ratings. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.
  • The 10: My favorite articles this week

    drdavidgeier
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here are some of my favorite articles from this past week for you to enjoy over your morning cup of coffee. They include great articles on microwaving food, benefits of regular exercise, and the fear of missing out.
  • Golfers should work to prevent low back pain

    drdavidgeier
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Though golf is considered a relaxing sport, injuries can occur. And by far, the most common injury suffered by golfers is low back pain. Fortunately, many of these injuries can be prevented.
  • 4 tips for training and competing in the heat

    drdavidgeier
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Some of the world’s most popular sporting events take place in the heat. Major League Baseball, the Summer Olympics and even this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup can require their athletes to compete in hot and humid conditions. Here are some ideas that might help athletes of all ages and skill levels prepare for sports and exercise in the heat.
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • Wagyu Beef – A Better Way To Get Natural Fats?

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

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

    MedFriendly
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Every dental office needs to have a dental chair. It is here that diagnostics and treatments are performed. The chairs allow a dentist to be properly positioned, thereby being able to access their mouth and teeth with ease. Additionally, they allow the patient to be comfortable and they allow the dental assistant to do their job. If you are considering purchasing dental chairs, there are a few considerations you need to make.PaddingA padded chair gives extra comfort to both the patient and the dentist. Hence, you should always choose a chair with excellent padding. Try to find one that is…
  • Using Apps to Improve Your Health

    MedFriendly
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:27 pm
    There are lots of little things that you can do to improve your and your family’s health. You can make sure to eat a nutritious and natural diet. You can get more exercise. You know all of the basics already.The problem for most people who want to get healthy isn’t a lack of knowledge. It’s getting into the habit of putting that knowledge into practice. For some weird reason we believe that the only way to really get healthy is to force ourselves into new habits organically and through sheer force of will. Why we put so much pressure on ourselves to get healthy independently is a…
  • Your Nurse May Be More Important Than Your Doctor

    MedFriendly
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Nursing is a profession that many take for granted. Although we’ve all been helped by nurses, we often overlook their abilities and knowledge base and give doctors the high praise. The truth of it is that nurses have a wide skillset and deep understanding of the medical field. Many take the time to pursue additional higher education to provide a better quality of care to their patients, and some spend as much time receiving specialized training as doctors. Nurses do more than just administer medications and assist doctors. Many of them save lives on a regular basis without receiving any…
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    Kimberly Snyder » Blog Archive

  • 4th Of July Beauty Detox Recipes!

    Kimberly Snyder
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Summer is in full swing and now Independence Day is only a few days away! I wanted to arm you with a variety of recipe choices for your upcoming BBQ plans. Summer BBQs can be an amazing experience for us: we often get to see family, friends and relax…not having to worry about work or any other stress for the day. Hooray for that! On the flip side, sometimes walking into a BBQ can be overwhelming and can feel unwelcoming to our plant-based lifestyle choices. Remember you have the power to bring a dish you love to eat! And for it to not be a big deal…just stick to a simple “I…
  • The Beauty Food Pairing Cheat Sheet! (INFOGRAPHIC)

    Kimberly Snyder
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:11 am
    I am so excited to talk more with you about this staple in the Beauty Detox Lifestyle. I know many of you have asked me questions about Beauty Food Pairing which I first introduced in The Beauty Detox Solution. I created this lovely infographic for you so you can keep it handy whenever you are in doubt about your Beauty Food Pairing. =) I talk about this topic in extensive detail in my first book The Beauty Detox Solution. I can’t stress enough the importance of understanding how our body processes the food we eat. That step is essential for optimal health and well being. I created this…
  • New Recipe: Acai Almond-Coconut Crunch Snacks

    Kimberly Snyder
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:15 am
    In the summer we tend to always be on the go. Since it is often much warmer during the summer months, we can take advantage of being outdoors more often. I am a huge advocate for connecting to nature on a daily basis whenever possible. I created this easy snack recipe for you so you never get stuck with those afternoon hunger pangs. This is the perfect snack to pack while hiking or spending the day at the beach. This recipe calls for a Sambazon Acai Packet, which I love using as they are unsweetened and freeze dried to preserve all the Beauty nutrients of the Acai berry. You can use…
  • Beauty Detox Helped Kailey Lose Those Last 25 Stubborn Pounds!

    Kimberly Snyder
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    It has been a little while since I got to share an amazing Beauty Detox Transformation story with you. I think it is so important to share your journey no matter how big or how “small”. Everyone experiences the Beauty Detox Lifestyle in a different way depending on where they may be in their personal path. One common link between us all is that we are on on this wellness journey together and I want to always provide you with a source of inspiration, support and motivation. The Summer Solstice is coming up, and as always around this time, you may start to feel a shift from within.
  • Heirloom Tomato, Avocado, Basil Stacks with Balsamic Drizzle Recipe

    Kimberly Snyder
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:20 am
    Now that summer is in full swing I wanted to share this light and delicious recipe with you. These stacks are absolutely perfect as part of a light lunch or dinner in warm weather, along with a salad and/or a soup of sorts. Heirloom tomatoes are bursting with flavor (plus they’re just gorgeous looking, aren’t they?!), and the avocado adds a creaminess that’s perfectly balanced by the freshness of the basil. If you have the option, you’re going to want to eat this outside in the sunlight for the full effect of basking in nature’s glory! Beauty Food Secrets Behind This Recipe…
 
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • Vitamin K2: An Undervalued Vitamin

    Danica Collins
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:40 am
    Two recent studies have highlighted the importance of vitamin K2, particularly in protecting a healthy heart. In March 2015 the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology published a study that... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • The Health Dangers of Vegetable Oils

    Danica Collins
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:28 am
    Did You Know… cheap oils can have a high cost when it comes to your health? Over the last decade, consumption of vegetable oil has risen dramatically.  While these oils may [...] Further... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Drink Some Kombucha

    Danica Collins
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    Kombucha is fermented black or green tea that contains live microorganisms—those healthful probiotics that boost immunity and promote a healthy digestive system. A colony of bacteria and yeast is... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Drinking Water Can Lower Heart Disease Risk

    Danica Collins
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Did You Know…that drinking water can lower your risk of heart disease?  Water makes up 71% of the Earth’s surface and 60% of the human adult body.  A body suffering [...] Further... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Are Non-Stick Pans Toxic?

    Danica Collins
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:42 am
    This is a FACT. Non-stick pans offer an ease and convenience that other cookware just can’t top—easy to clean, no elbow grease involved. But this convenience comes with a hefty [...] Further... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
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    Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living

  • Control your Glaucoma and Live Life to the Fullest

    John Smith
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:13 am
    Glaucoma is a leading condition of irreversible blindness in the world. An estimated three million Americans have glaucoma. Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions causing damage to the eye’s optic nerve that gets worse over time. It is one of the leading causes of blindness […] The post Control your Glaucoma and Live Life to the Fullest appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
  • Role of Probiotics for Your Gut

    John Smith
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:01 am
    You must have heard about probiotics and it is popular these days too, both as supplements and foods. Here you will find out how helpful probiotics for digestion are. Probiotics: These days’ grocery stores are flooded with a number of items labeling probiotics like yogurt, granola bars, […] The post Role of Probiotics for Your Gut appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
  • Eat Mediterranean Diet and be Healthy

    John Smith
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:58 am
    The thing that makes Mediterranean diet so popular is the fact that the diet incorporates cuisine that varies by region and it largely includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, olive oil, and fish. The Mediterranean diet: The Mediterranean diet is regarded as one of the healthiest foods in […] The post Eat Mediterranean Diet and be Healthy appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
  • Avoid Lifestyle Diseases by Choosing the Right Path

    John Smith
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    Irrespective of everything on the go people are prone to various health conditions, these are known as lifestyle diseases. These diseases are potentially preventable. Lifestyle diseases: Lifestyle diseases are different from other illnesses, as these are preventable. These are common in industrialized nations, as lifestyle of people […] The post Avoid Lifestyle Diseases by Choosing the Right Path appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
  • Common Female Diseases

    John Smith
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:16 am
    The life of a woman is full of complications, and there is nothing that guarantees a  hectic life without illnesses. This post gives you a hint of some common  Female diseases, their causes, symptoms, and treatment. ‘Compromise’ is the best word that suits a woman’s life. Hectic schedules […] The post Common Female Diseases appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • Loteprednol Etabonate: Benefits & Side-Effects

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

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

    Ammy
    15 May 2015 | 2:22 am
    Moxiflaoxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial agent developed for use in oral ophthalmic treatments . Many countries use this drug as eye-drops to treat conjunctivitis (pink eye). Buy generic prescription and Over- The –Counter drugs like Moxiflaoxacin, which is much cheaper than the branded Vigamox, at InternationalDrugMart.com, one of the least expensive online drugstores worldwide. Moxifloxacin Eye Drops kill sensitive bacteria by preventing the production of proteins vital to the bacteria’s survival. Recently, the FDA approved Moxifloxacin in the treatment of two types of plague…
  • Must Know Facts About Desonide Uses

    Ammy
    12 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    Desonide is a topical corticosteroid, available since the 1970s, used to treat atopic dermatitis (eczema), seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and psoriasis in both adults and children. Corticosteroids including steroid hormones produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates as well as the synthetic analogues of these hormones play an important role in regulating stress response, immune response, regulation of inflammation, and blood electrolyte levels, and more. The generic version of Desonide is still much cheaper than the branded drug. International Drug Mart offers one of the lowest…
  • Lifestyle Drugs: Making Magic In the Midnight Hour

    Ammy
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:36 am
    Lifestyle drugs treat non–life-threatening & non-painful conditions such as impotence and erectile dysfunction. Most of us don’t pay enough attention to the factors that emotionally affect us. Acknowledging that we need the little blue pill isn’t a weakness but helps us improve quality of life, social and emotional wellbeing. InternationalDrugMart.com offers all our new and existing customers a FULL 10% OFF on ALL Lifestyle Drugs from midnight until 1. A.M (PST) through April 22nd. Research has confirmed what every male has long known -that Sildenafil, a PDE5 inhibitor, is the most…
 
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • What’s So Bad About Moving a Broken Bone?

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

    LAwordsmith
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH It’s getting hot out there, so let’s cool off a little: It’s winter. You’re at your homestead, miles from the city. A severe ice storm has frozen your area. Large branches have crashed from the weight of the ice. The road is impassible, and there’s no phone service. You venture outside, just a bit, to survey the damage. Wouldn’t you know it; you slip backward. Your outstretched arm braces your fall. Immediate, intense pain. To your horror, your forearm is now crooked. You know you won’t be able to get professional help for at least another 24 hours. The…
  • 4 Tips to Survive and Adapt to the Heat

    LAwordsmith
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Big news for the Northern Hemisphere. Summer will officially be here June 21. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, I’m a little early (or late). You might want to take a look at my cold-weather posts. But for us northerners, the heat is on. For as long as I’ve practiced medicine, whether in Mississippi or Colorado, I’ve known that in those first few hot days I’ll be treating some otherwise healthy people for heat-related problems. In fact, just the other day, I saw a man in his early 20s with chest pain, headache, and just feeling awful. He’d been…
  • Medical and Self-Help Treatment Options for PTSD

    LAwordsmith
    1 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is part 2 in my series on PTSD. See part 1, “How the Brain Is Physically Changed With PTSD,” here. Soldiers of the Connecticut National Guard’s 143rd MP Co, stationed in Afghanistan, say a prayer for the families and the community of Newtown, CT. (US National Guard photo, December 18, 2012.) by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Say someone is robbed at gunpoint, or they’re walking down the street and their best friend is shot and killed in front of them. We think to ourselves, “Poor person. How can they ever cope with something like that?” Certainly we expect they’re going to need…
  • How the Brain Is Physically Changed With PTSD

    LAwordsmith
    26 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Paratroopers from 3rd Platoon, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division prepare to load a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter in the Bermel District of the Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan, Oct. 13, during an air-assault mission to detain a known militant. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Andrya Hill, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs.) by James Hubbard, MD, MPH With Memorial Day just past, I thought I might write on a fairly common medical problem that affects many soldiers coming back from war:…
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    Healthier Steps

  • Strawberry Oat Bars (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

    Michelle Blackwood
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:37 am
    My husband has been requesting granola lately but I wanted to be a little more creative since I have been making granola for years and wanted a little more challenge. After seeing these Oatmeal Cookie Bars, I decided to make my own version.  I love crumbles, granola, cobblers so I had no doubt I would fall in love with these strawberry oat bars as well. I used gluten-free rolled oats, almond meal, brown rice flour topped with a layer of homemade strawberry jam using coconut palm sugar. They were so delicious, they were all gone in no time. Ingredients: Base 1 cup Certified Gluten-Free Rolled…
 
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 343: The silence of the turnips

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVerinoes discuss the potential for prion spread by plants, global circulation patterns of influenza virus, and the roles of Argonautes and a viral protein in RNA silencing in plants. Links for this episode Prions in plants (Cell Rep) 11:35 Global influenza virus circulation (Nature) 20:40 Rough patch for plant RNA silencing (Lab Times) 29:50 Role of Argonaute proteins in plant viral defense (PLoS Path) 32:15 Rub-inoculation (YouTube) 42:45 Image credit Letters read on TWiV 343 4:00,…
  • TWiV 342: Public epitope #1

    21 Jun 2015 | 7:43 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVniks discuss the structure of a virus that reproduces in an extreme environment, long-term consequences of Ebolavirus infection, and VirScan, a method to identify the different virus infections you have had in your lifetime. Links for this episode Virus with A-form DNA (Science) Viruses in the extreme (virology blog) Sequelae of Ebolavirus infection (Lancet Inf Dis) Long term Ebolavirus effects (virology blog) Take the chili ME challenge Serological profiling of human viral…
  • TWiV 341: Ebolavirus experiences

    14 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Adam Kucharski, Gillian Slack, and Emma Thomson Vincent returns to the University of Glasgow MRC-Center for Virus Research and speaks with Emma, Gillian, and Adam about their ebolavirus experiences: caring for an infected patient, working in an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, and making epidemiological predictions about the outbreak in west Africa. Links for this episode Tribute to Richard Elliott Donate to mesothelioma research for Richard Elliott CVR science blog Photos of our visit Ceilidh goes viral! Video of this episode - view below or…
  • TWiV 340: No shift, measles

    7 Jun 2015 | 6:28 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiV teams reviews a MERS-coronavirus serosurvey and an outbreak in South Korea, and constraints on measles virus antigenic variation. Links for this episode Richard Elliott on TWiV 177 MERS-CoV outbreak, South Korea (ProMedMail) MERS-CoV serosurvey (Lancet Inf Dis) Biolabs in your backyard (USA Today) Constraints on measles virus antigenic variation (Cell Rep) Selection bias and bombers (John D. Cook) Virology (journal) Image credit: Cameron Moll Letters read on TWiV 340 Weekly…
  • TWiV 339: Herpes and the sashimi plot

    31 May 2015 | 6:08 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Tre TWiV amici present three snippets and a side of sashimi: how herpesvirus inhibits host cell gene expression by disrupting transcription termination. Links for this episode Searching for Steamer in the oceans Lassa fever death in NJ (CDC and NYTimes) Transgenic mouse model for MERS-CoV (J Virol) First West Nile virus disease case in Texas Herpesvirus disrupts host transcription termination (Nat Comm) Sashimi plots Broad benefits of measles virus immunization (TWiM #104) Avian influenza outbreak (NPR)…
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  • 7 Surprising Health Benefits of Pear

    Health on a Budget
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:12 am
    by Evlin Symon   Pears are juicy edible fruits that come in a more rounded shape as it elongates thus taking on a more oval shape towards its stem. They are sweet and are rich in minerals, vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, and flavanoids. These antioxidants and flavanoids add to emphasize on their nutritional value in an effort to provide health benefits. While all fruits are good for better health, the following are 7 surprising health benefits of pears. Weight Loss A pear is cholesterol-free as well as fat-free making it a great food for weight loss. In an effort to lower cholesterol levels…
  • Health Benefits of Cooking with Cast Iron

    Health on a Budget
    31 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    by Doug M Living a healthier lifestyle has many benefits, both now and into the future; you will feel better now, have more energy, and hopefully enjoy a longer, more active, life. So what keeps us from being healthier? Two factors are money and time. Organic groceries cost more, and often it is less expensive to take a quick trip through the fast food restaurant than cooking at home. Cast Iron Is A Gateway To Healthier Eating A great way to meet your goal of “being healthier” is to break down that big, hard to define goal into a smaller, easy to attain and measure goal. And I’ve got…
  • Triclosan vs Male Sexual Health: What’s In Your Soap?

    Health on a Budget
    16 May 2015 | 6:55 am
    by Sanford Harvey We mostly prefer antibacterial soaps over other soaps in the belief that it keeps us and our families healthy when, in fact, it may even make us sick. Antibacterial soaps kill not only good and bad germs and bacteria, but also weakens the immune system, fertility, testosterone, and sperm production in men, studies revealed. What is Triclosan? Triclosan is the most prevalent antibacterial and antifungal compound found in a variety of products. It is typically absorbed through the skin, through the lining of the mouth, or through food exposed to triclosan and stored in body…
  • Is Red Wine Actually Healthy For You?

    Health on a Budget
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    by Adam Ferguson When it comes to the health value of red wine, it falls into one of those weird categories where a lot of people aren’t sure what to make of it. You see, a lot of us have heard that a glass of red wine a day can actually be good for you. But we also know that it’s alcohol so we’re always a bit skeptical. So what is the deal with red wine then – is it actually good for you or is it just wishful thinking that any type of alcohol could be good for us? Well it turns out that it has some really beneficial properties. I’ve set them out below. But some recent critics have…
  • 9 Superfoods For Healthy Teeth

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    29 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    by Dr. Harold R. Christiansen Photocredit: © tashka2000 – Fotolia.com Wouldn’t it be great if we could eat our way to better oral health? Well guess what? You can! “Superfoods” are known to play a key role in maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile! What’s even better? Spending less time and money visiting your dentist! So what are superfoods?  Superfoods are categorized as foods that neutralize acids, provide vitamins and minerals that can help repair tooth enamel, and stimulate saliva production. It’s no secret that regular brushing and flossing will help keep the dentist…
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  • :DentalPlans Weekly Dental And Healthcare News Roundup

    :DentalPlans
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:52 pm
      Here’s our latest pick of the most interesting and useful health and wellness stories from across the Internet. Are You Lying To Your Dentist? A new survey has found that 27 percent of us tell our dentists that we floss daily, even though we don’t.  Dentists expect us to fib about flossing though, and say that that 27% figure is almost certainly too low.  The tipoff: unhealthy, inflamed gums. People who were surveyed said that the hated flossing so much that they’d rather wash a sink full of dirty dishes (18 percent), clean the toilet (14 percent), or be stuck in a traffic jam…
  • Tooth Pain: Minor Ache or Serious Problem?

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    26 Jun 2015 | 12:56 pm
      Should you be thankful for a little pain? Most people would certainly say no. But looked at another way, the sensation of pain can be thought of as a protective response: namely, the body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Tooth pain is a case in point. Right now, you might be able to ignore a dull ache or an occasional twinge… but later, you may realize that painful sensation was a clue to a more serious problem. And in dentistry (as in many other things), it’s far better to deal with a problem at an early stage than a later one. Most everyone experiences…
  • What to Do If a Tooth is Knocked Out

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    25 Jun 2015 | 8:47 am
      It may seem that the sudden impact came out of nowhere—but what happens next is all too real: A permanent tooth is knocked completely out of the mouth. Dental professionals and emergency responders know that the next few minutes are a critical time for the victim: The immediate care that is provided can make the difference between saving the tooth… and losing it. Do you know what to do if this situation happens to you—or to someone you care about? Whether the tooth was lost in an automobile collision, a sports accident or some other type of injury, the treatment is…
  • :DentalPlans Weekly Dental And Healthcare News Roundup

    :DentalPlans
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:57 am
      Here’s our latest pick of the most interesting and useful health and wellness stories from across the Internet. Self-Repairing Teeth Teeth have a natural ability to repair themselves, according to researchers at Inserm and Paris Descartes University. The team has isolated the stem cells that are responsible for dental regeneration, and now hope to discover therapeutic strategies that can “mobilize dental stem cells and magnify their natural capacity for repair.” The study was published in the journal Stem Cells. Among its findings are those dental stem cells having receptors for…
  • Martha Stewart Gets a Dental Bridge

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    19 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
      She’s perfectly comfortable discussing home makeovers, explaining complex crafts projects in a step-by-step fashion…even grabbing some power tools and showing viewers how she built a “garden bridge” to avoid trampling her perennials. So when it came time for lifestyle guru Martha Stewart to have some renovation work done in on her teeth—in this case, a dental bridge—she didn’t shy away from the camera: In fact, she live-tweeted the bridgework procedure straight from her dentist’s chair, with before-and-after pictures! We’re always happy…
 
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  • What Is Ionithermie Cellulite Reduction And How Does It Work?

    PUP
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:04 am
    Cellulite is one of the most common nightmares for cosmetic reasons among women. Although cellulite can occur both in men and women, the feminine group is more affected with this skin problem. Cellulite is not dangerous but its appearance similar …
  • Symptoms Of Postpartum Depression: Causes & Natural Remedies

    PUP
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:02 am
    Postpartum depression is a serious mood disorder that particularly develops after delivery or childbirth. Significant numbers of women after their delivery develop ‘baby blues’. It is a mild form of postpartum depression that occurs within few days after delivery. The …
  • Causes Of Saddlebags On Thighs: Exercises To Get Rid Of It

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    30 Jun 2015 | 4:58 am
    When there is excess deposition of fat on the sides of thigh, many people refer it as ‘saddlebags’. Probably people started associating this unusual shape of the thigh with the saddlebags on horses because of similarity in its shape. Having …
  • 10 Major Causes Of Kidney Cancer: Symptoms And Survival Rates

    PUP
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:32 am
    As the name suggests kidney cancer is cancer originating in kidneys. There are many types of kidney cancer, but the most common type of kidney cancer is renal cell carcinoma. Approximately 90 percent of kidney cancers are renal cell carcinoma. …
  • Cerebellar Stroke Treatment: What Are Its Causes & Symptoms?

    PUP
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:21 am
    Stroke occurs when there is insufficient supply of blood from the intracranial arteries to the brain. Blood contains vital food for the brain such as oxygen and glucose. Lack of nutrient supply can damage the cerebellum leading to catastrophic events …
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  • Hydrating for Yoga

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

    3 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Recapping our favorite yoga festsEven though we’re halfway through 2015, now is the perfect time to save the date for this year's best yoga festivals. Yoga festivals are great for meeting the most knowledgeable and beloved yoga teachers, seeing amazing yoga demonstrations and checking out the newest yoga offerings. They also happen to be a ton of fun. We’ve attended many festivals over the years, to further our own practice as well as to share our love for Three Minute Egg® yoga props, and we’ve seen a lot of variations in the presentations.All yoga festivals are not the same, so do…
  • Should You Share Your Three Minute Egg® Yoga Props?

    28 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    “To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.” — BuddhaWhen it comes to yoga philosophy, we try to follow “the yoga path.” We work, eat, play and practice yoga with intention. We seek to continually deepen our awareness of our minds and bodies. We observe the yamas and niyamas (yoga ethics) both on and off the mat. Our practice both inspires us and helps us take care of business here at Three Minute Egg® and it played a big part in the creation of our new eco friendly product line and our Good Karma Eggs.When somebody…
  • 5 Therapeutic Yoga Tips Using Three Minute Egg ® Ergonomic Yoga Blocks

    21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    What is Therapeutic Yoga?There’s a dramatic shift happening in the nation’s mindset these days. More and more people — and their doctors — are looking toward alternative methods for preventing, relieving and curing diseases. Instead of just seeking treatment when they’re sick, many Americans are turning toward healing practices like therapeutic yoga to support a lifetime of well-being.Finally, yoga is getting the recognition it deserves for its curative promise. In fact, therapeutic yoga has become one of the top natural therapy choices in America. The number of people doing yoga in…
  • Yoga for Runners

    14 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Running strengthens the body, the mind and the spirit, just like yoga. Long-distance running, like yoga, can put a person into a meditative state. Both activities foster a lifestyle, and while runners have special clothes and accessories, yogis have their yoga products like yoga pants and Yoga Eggs.Good for the Body and the MindRunners can benefit from yoga as much as they benefit from different types of massage. A pre-run massage gets the blood flowing to the muscles. A post-run massage eases muscles fatigue and soreness and improves recovery. Yoga can be as gentle as a post-run massage and…
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  • How Many Rest Days Do I Really Need?

    Justin White
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:35 am
    With the exception of people named Bruce Banner, muscles need a certain amount of rest in order to strengthen and grow. But while some sources suggest muscles need 48 hours or more to recover from exercise, there might not be a one-size-fits-all timeline. All Pain, No Gain: Why It Matters Whether they’re in it for health, happiness, or an upcoming vacation, many gym-goers want to look and feel a certain way—and fast. But in the process of strengthening the legs, chest, or any other muscle group, rest is just as important as reps. And for many individuals, not taking an occasional rest day…
  • 7-Day Digital Detox for Real People

    The Greatist Team
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    We’ve all been there: complaining about being too connected while simultaneously refreshing our inbox, texting a friend, updating our status, and posting our dinner in Instagram (only one more shot, we swear!). Yet somehow unplugging—even for a few days—seems like an impossible feat. Just how difficult is it for us to disconnect? According to a national survey, a remarkable 67 percent of cell owners check their phone for messages, alerts, or calls, even when they don’t notice ringing or vibrating, and 44 percent have slept with their phone next to the bed to make sure they didn’t…
  • Join Our 30-Day Challenge to Add Flavor to Your Fitness Routine

    The Greatist Team
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    When someone mentions working out, the first thing we think of is heading to the gym or a class. Those are awesome ways to get your sweat on, but sometimes we don't think we have enough time to squeeze in a workout—or worse, we're bored by the same old moves. That’s why we partnered with our friends at Bai to help you spice up your daily fitness routine. We also asked our favorite exercise experts to spill the beans on how they work fitness into their busy lives. Yogi Kathryn Budig, for example, practices pranayama, a yogic style of breathing where you pulse your diaphragm muscles in…
  • Greatist Workout of the Day: Monday, June 29th

    The Greatist Team
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video demos of each movement, follow the links below the graphic. Be sure to note the results of your workout so you can track your progress as you go. Before you tackle this workout, try this quick and effective full-body warm-up. It's just five simple moves but hits every major muscle group and gets your heart pumping. Where's Water? Complete 21 reps of the following movements, then 15 reps, then 9 reps as fast as safely possible. Jumping…
  • What the World's Top Health Experts Pack for Lunch

    Jeff Cattel
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    We’ve seen enough sad desk lunches in our day to know that it’s hard to pack a meal that’s healthy and delicious. And it gets much harder when we procrastinate to the point where we’re running out the door and grabbing the nearest food in sight. So we asked the experts—nutritionists, doctors, and trainers—to share their go-to packed lunches. From mason jar salads to smoothies, these dishes are easy to prep (and transport) and chock-full of flavor. 1. Jackie Warner Trainer and author of This Is Why You're Sick and Tired My favorite packed lunch is a simple (but still crazy…
 
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  • FOOD LION - INNLIVE MEDIA GROUP: Some Science Backed Facts About The Goodness Of 'O...

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    30 Jun 2015 | 5:45 am
    FOOD LION - INNLIVE MEDIA GROUP: Some Science Backed Facts About The Goodness Of 'O...: By Swarnam John The glistening greenish golden olive oil is naturally vibrant, and is packed with nutritional goodness, which your mind ...Take care, Swarnam
  • Hope- Co-joined Twins Separated in Haiti

    Swarnam John
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:02 pm
    HOPEJust watch this amazing video and you will have your hope renewed.Take care,SwarnamTake care, Swarnam
  • You Are Valuble

    Swarnam John
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    You are ValuableThis is a liberating truth that will boost your self confidence and increase your performance. Just spare 30 seconds of your valuable time by watching this video. And you will discover your true self. Be happy and live healthy.Take care,SwarnamTake care, Swarnam
  • FOOD LION - INNLIVE MEDIA GROUP: Energize Your Life With Amazing Health Benefits Of...

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    28 Jun 2015 | 6:46 am
    FOOD LION - INNLIVE MEDIA GROUP: Energize Your Life With Amazing Health Benefits Of...: By Swarnam John Nuts are packed with full of nutrient goodness. You will be amazed about the humongous health benefits packed in such...Take care, Swarnam
  • Amazing Health and Fitness Watch From Apple

    Swarnam John
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:28 pm
    You are well aware that exercise has a lot of health benefits. In order to assist you to increase your performance here is an amazing Health and fitness watch from amazon.Curious to know all about it? Then watch this video.Wear it in style and pep your performance.Take care,SwarnamTake care, Swarnam
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  • Feel Better Naturally

    Judy Rone
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:29 pm
    We’ve all been there; aching backs, stiff necks, tense shoulders, headaches. Oh, the pain! When you’re searching for natural ways to help relieve this pain, look for techniques to ease and manage your aches and pains with visualization, meditation or massage. The benefits are surprising. Studies show that drug-free treatments like massage therapy can be […]
  • Get ready for sandals! Try a Sugar Foot Scrub

    Judy Rone
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Sandal weather calls for special care of your feet. And sugar scrubs are especially sweet! Did you know that sugar actually has naturally hydrating properties that make the foot scrub experience more soothing and refreshing? A sugar foot scrub massage has all the delicious indulgence without the calories. It doesn’t just relive tired achy feet […]
  • Why The Pacific Northwest Is The Place To Be This Summer

    Lauren Cosgrove
    10 Jun 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Anyone who has spent any amount of time in The Pacific Northwest during the summertime knows just how magical it can be. Gentle warmth, clear skies, and the brightest flowers and foliage make our beloved PNW the place to be this summer. But wait…there’s more! We’ve got fairs and festivals to delight anyone and everyone! […]
  • Working Out in Hot Weather

    Lauren Cosgrove
    27 May 2015 | 4:57 pm
    For many of us, working out in hot weather sounds like our worst nightmare. But even if slogging through a fitness routine during the dog days of summer sounds like hell, hot weather workouts may actually give you a huge training boost!  So how can you sweat it out safely and achieve results? Follow our […]
  • Should Men Get Facials?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    21 May 2015 | 2:40 pm
    When most men are asked whether or not they would consider getting a facial, it’s not unlikely that you’ll hear a few chuckles. To many men, facials seem silly, extravagant, and something that crosses the line of “manliness.” We disagree! In this day and age, men are encouraged to style their hair, use special shaving creams […]
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  • Car Recalls: Is Your Car Dangerous?

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

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

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

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

    Sydney Johnston
    14 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    Coffee scrubs are very popular right now, and some of them have hefty prices. But it’s simple to make your own coffee scrub in only a few minutes and using just a few simple ingredients.  Here are four reasons to make your own. 1. Buying A Coffee Body Scrub Ain’t Cheap, Folks! Check out these prices. […]
 
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  • Top 4 Dieticians & Nutritionists in Pune, Maharashtra

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    9 Jun 2015 | 5:39 am
    Top 5 Dietician & Nutritionists in Delhi-NCR A Nutritionist is a person who advises on matters of food and nutrition impacts on health. Different professional terms are used in different countries, employment settings and contexts — some examples include: nutrition scientist, Public Health nutritionist, dietitian-nutritionist, clinical nutritionist, and Sports Nutritionist, Diet Consultant, Diet Expert. Here are the list   ...Continue Reading
  • Best Weight Loss Dietitian & Nutritionists in Gurgaon ,Delhi NCR

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    2 Jun 2015 | 3:40 am
    Top 5 Dietician & Nutritionist in Gurgaon A Nutritionist is a person who advises on matters of food and nutrition impacts on health. Different professional terms are used in different countries, employment settings and contexts — some examples include: nutrition scientist, Public Health nutritionist, dietitian-nutritionist, clinical nutritionist, and Sports Nutritionist. Here are the list of Top 5 Dietitians   ...Continue Reading
  • Best Weight Loss Dietitian & Nutritionists in Bangalore

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    25 Mar 2015 | 2:24 am
    Top 9 Dietician & Nutritionist in Bangalore A Nutritionist is a person who advises on matters of food and nutrition impacts on health. Different professional terms are used in different countries, employment settings and contexts — some examples include: nutrition scientist, Public Health nutritionist, dietitian-nutritionist, clinical nutritionist, and Sports Nutritionist. Here are the list of Top 9 Dietitians   ...Continue Reading
  • Best 5 Dietitian & Nutritionists in Amritsar & Chandigarh

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    16 Jan 2015 | 10:02 pm
    A dietitian (or dietician) is an expert in dietetics. A dietitian advises people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or to achieve a specific health-related goal. Here is the list of Famous 5 Dieticians & Nutritionists in Chandigarh / Amrisar, India. They do consult online     1. Dt. Nalini Pandhi (http://loseweightwithnalini.zest.md)     ...Continue Reading
  • Famous Dietician & Nutritionist in Mumbai

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    18 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    Dietitians or Dieticians are experts in food and nutrition (“dietetics”). They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal. They work in a variety of settings from clinical to community and public policy to media communications. Here are the list of  Top 12 Nutritionists in Mumbai:   ...Continue Reading
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  • Can Airing™ Micro CPAP Improve Compliance?

    1800CPAP
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:46 am
    Forget Winter, the Biggest Small Thing in Sleep Medicine is Coming! I may be getting ahead of myself by posing the question about compliance considering this project is still in its funding phase but for the sake of keeping this topic trending let’s kick the tires on this CPAP…. or mask…. or whatever new classification it will create. So what is the Airing? In case you have not heard of the Airing it is advertised to be the first cordless, hose-less, and mask-less micro CPAP device (device being the key word since it’s not a mask or a machine but somehow it’s both). There are no…
  • 12 Times Your CPAP Went Hollywood

    1800CPAP
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    12 Times Celebrities Sported CPAP It was a lazy Sunday afternoon and I am on the couch playing Words with Friends or some other addicting phone app when one of my kids screams out “CPAP”. I pull my nose out of my iphone and with a confused look to see my 9 year old pointing at the television where an episode of iCarly is playing. Sure enough to my amazement the star of the show, Miranda Cosgrove is laying in bed with a mask and hose protruding from the bedding.   Anyone familiar with CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) can immediately identify what they are looking at when a mask…
  • CPAP versus Mouth Guards

    1800CPAP
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    A Fool and His Money are Soon Parted When did the phrase “As Seen on TV” become the gold standard barometer of a quality product? I just heard a commercial on satellite radio with a bold message to “get rid of your CPAP and fix your snoring and sleep apnea with a mouth guard”. If you are willing to believe this I have a relative that is a Nigerian prince that needs your help moving money out of Nigeria and is willing to pay you a hefty sum.  Anyone that has ever been spammed with that email gets the joke. The truth is too many people are being fooled by opportunistic…
  • Finding The Best CPAP Mask for You

    1800CPAP
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Your mask plays a very important role in long term compliance 1-800 CPAP Chat Central - CPAP Support and Help Line Information
  • Sleep Apnea and CPAP Statistics

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    23 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
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  • I Feel Guilty Being Happy Alone

    Melinda Lyons
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:44 am
    One of my widowed friends recently told me, “I feel guilty being happy alone.” She had been happily married for over forty years and widowed for a few years. My friend explained that she had discovered how comfortable she was as a single woman. To her, being happy without her husband somehow reflected on how she felt about marriage in general, and ultimately cast a negative light on her own marriage. I am certainly not a qualified grief counselor, but as another widow I feel like the fact that my friend found peace as a single woman is perfectly normal. I think it all goes back to…
  • Defining Memorial Day

    Rachel Kodanaz
    25 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, originating after the American Civil War to remember those who died as Confederate and Union soldiers. The occasion was expanded in the 20th century to include fallen heroes from all branches of the armed forces. As Americans, we observe the holiday annually the last Monday of May. For many of us we consider the weekend the official kick-off of summer, filled with sun and fun. For the families of our fallen heroes, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and honor for those who have served to protect our freedom. As civilians, many of us who have lost a…
  • ‘Tis the season for weddings – without our loved one’s physical presence

    Rachel Kodanaz
    21 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Life has its own beat. People are born and people die; however nothing prepares us for the emotional toll of continuing life without a special loved one after they have passed away — especially when the next family milestone occurs and we wish for our loved one to be physically joining us. Regardless of their age, cause of death, milestone occasion or family dynamics, the loved one is missed in so many ways that are often impossible to communicate. When my husband passed away when my daughter was 2 years old, I panicked about who would walk her down the isle and my overwhelming sadness that…
  • Is it Still OK to Cry?

    Beth Marshall
    14 May 2015 | 1:18 pm
    It was Mother’s day weekend. With our kids scattered across the country, the idea of traveling to Colorado to spend a couple days with our daughter, Amy seemed like an excellent way to celebrate. I stopped in an airport restaurant for breakfast and crossed paths with one of the friendliest waiters I’ve ever met. Lamar obviously loves people and loves his work. As he delivered my coffee and spinach omelette, we started to talk about Mother’s Day. Lamar’s face lit up as he described his amazing mom. He referred to himself unashamedly as a, “mama’s boy.” His mom has a lot to be…
  • Life Interrupted

    Jesse Roberts
    8 May 2015 | 11:10 am
    On the way to work my boss, Mike, and I, stop to get gas and a bite to eat. As we climb back in the truck, the phone rings. He answers it and steps outside. When he returns, I know something is wrong. “We need to run by the church. I have to sign some papers for a committee I’m on,” he says. Then there is silence. A silence that is all too familiar. An uncomfortable silence – one that only accompanies bad news. The sinking feeling in my gut tells me that there were no papers to sign. For twelve long minutes, my mind races. Could it be my grandmother? She is 84. I just talked to her on…
 
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  • Brow Lift Dallas

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

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

    jenn
    18 May 2015 | 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 Learn more about Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas on our information page is the creation of the “double eyelid.” The Asian upper-eyelid surgery was the most popular request two decades ago, but today…
  • Nose Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    8 May 2015 | 7:51 pm
    Nose Surgery Dallas is a procedure that has helped a number of men and women achieve the nose they desired. The Nose, front and center of the face, can either blend in seamlessly to your appearance or stick out as a sore and constant spot of insecurity depending on the person. Many people are unhappy with the look of their nose because they feel it is too large for their face, too crooked, has a bump or indentation in the profile, the tip of the nose is too upturned or too downturned, or too narrow or too wide, etc. These are often very common aesthetic complaints but there are also…
  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    24 Apr 2015 | 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…
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  • Top 10 Occasions for Giving Flowers

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

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

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

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

    BerryRipe
    28 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    Florida is rich in sun, fun and history. It’s no wonder that its towns and resorts are some of the world’s most popular tourist destinations year after year. Families, surfers, and kids on spring break flock to the beaches that line the state’s 1,200 miles of coastline. While no trip to Florida is complete without a visit to one of the state’s beaches, there’s more to the area than warm white sand and gorgeous blue water. Florida has some of the best surfside restaurants and eateries. No matter where you go in the sunshine state, you’ll find a delicious array of tastes, ranging…
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  • Health and Beauty Benefits of Watermelon

    Aswin
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:06 am
    Watermelons are generally linked with the hot summer season, but we can’t forget its delicious sweet taste in any season. Apart from this, it has a wide number of medicinal properties that includes treating edemas, lowering blood pressure, skin fungus and many more. They are high in vitamin B, beta-carotene, vitamin C and various necessary minerals like phosphorus, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese and iodine. Another reason to consume watermelon is its low calorie content, which can help those who wants to lose some weight. Let’s have a look at some other health and beauty…
  • Health Benefits of Flaxseed

    Aswin
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:04 am
    Flaxseed is one of the oldest foods consumed by humans. Many people consider it to be one of the world’s first cultivated superfoods! Today, flaxseed is used in all kinds of foods, from crackers to cakes to oatmeal to smoothies.Its nutty taste and aroma are liked by many. Another reason behind its popularity is its nutritional value that provides many health benefits.The three most important nutritional elements of flaxseed are omega-3 fatty acids, lignans and mucilage. Plus, flaxseed contains both soluble and insoluble fiber along with vitamin B1, protein, copper, manganese, magnesium,…
  • All About IVF

    Aswin
    25 May 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Dear Readers we are with some common queries with their possible replies which we commonly come across in our clinical practice .Awareness is the basic tool which can help the couple to choose the treatment option in a better way.In layman terms, please explain what IVF is and elucidate the differences between ”test-tube babies” and babies born through a surrogate mother. Do most women find the suggestion of surrogacy very radical or are they open to it? Also, do women volunteer to act as surrogates?Ans- IVF is called as Test tube baby in layman's term and it is an artificial…
  • Physiology of penis part 5

    Aswin
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Lose the pot belly.Exercise,less meat and cheese, and more plant foods help men lose weight,which also helps size. A big belly encroaches on the base of the penis,making the organ look smaller. Lose abdominal fat,and your penis looks larger.Embrace meditative relaxation.The arteries the carry blood into the penis are surrounded by muscle tissue. When men feel anxious( including worrying about penis size) these muscles contract, constricting the arteries and reducing blood inflow and size. But as men relax deeply, these muscles also relax,opening the arteries,maximizing blood flow and boosting…
  • Physiology of Penis Part 4

    Aswin
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:40 pm
    How To Enlarge Your Penis Naturally.Many(most!) men feel very differently. They've compared themselves to the huge penises they've seen in porn and have concluded mine's much smaller. They've received countless junk emails for enlargement product. They've seen casual sex personal ads looking for men with huge ones. Men are convinced that size is key to women's pleasure and orgasm because a big one stretches the vagina more and penetrates deeper. And if you add up all the authoritative information men receive about size,it amounts to a thimbleful of water in a vast ocean of porn whose message…
 
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    Gluten Free Paleo Health Advice | Beverly Meyer | Podcast & Resources

  • Paleo Tortilla Recipes You’re Going To Love

    Julie Quates
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Paleo tortilla recipes from some favorite Paleo Diet bloggers! Though not exactly like prepackaged ones at the store or restaurant, they’ll get the job done without the digestive distress that gluten or corn causes.They’re all gluten-free and grain free. Yay!Check out these creative ingredients and cooking techniques for making a versatile paleo tortilla or Naan bread. Along with almond flour and coconut flour you’ll find tapioca flour, sesame seed flour, cassava, flax, sweet potato and plantains.Why tortillas?  Because I’m from Texas, first of all!  But…
  • Buying Unsweetened Cocoa Powder and Using It In Hot Chocolate

    Beverly Meyer
    20 Jun 2015 | 12:27 am
    Looking to buy unsweetened cocoa powder?  While I don’t encourage my clients at the Diet and Health Center to eat chocolate in their Paleo Recipes, I know it happens anyway in some households. So here’s the scoop…Buy Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, “Natural Process”, preferably organic or Fair Trade. There are three types:  Natural Process, Alkalized (Dutch Process) and Super-Alkalized (black).  The Natural Process has not had alkalizers added to it which make a difference in baking, but not in drinking.According to one website, taste test results of 12…
  • Toxins in Food: Have You Eaten a Pinata Today??

    Beverly Meyer
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:01 am
    I was looking at some crazy photos of pinatas recently, and I was struck by a great analogy about the toxins in food….  Our American diet is just like eating a pinata!!  Here’s how.1).  PASTE  The paste for your pinata is made from flour and water.  Sometimes boiled, sometimes not. And so our standard American diet is based on eating paste then, right?? Yep, that’s what your breakfast cereal, bread, tortilla, cookies, pasta and more are – just plain old nutritionally empty cement made from white flour and water.  And you wonder why you…
  • How To Get Relief From Fibromyalgia Pain and Fatigue

    Beverly Meyer
    13 Jun 2015 | 1:40 pm
    You deserve to get relief from Fibromyalgia pain and fatigue.  It’s a “global disorder”, impacting body functions from head to toe.Fibromyalgia can be described as heightened sensory overload, similar to PTSD.  Symptoms can include musculoskeletal pains, hormonal issues, headache, fatigue, sleep problems, anxiety and much more.I have an excellent Primal Diet – Modern Health podcast on Fibromyalgia on iTunes or on my website with more info on this topic. It’s only half an hour long but has plenty to share!4 Common Causes of Fibromyalgia1).
  • 5 Common Causes of Fibromyalgia

    Beverly Meyer
    4 Jun 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Need answers for Fibromyalgia?  Here’s 5 common causes of Fibromyalgia and the many types of pain and dysfunction seen with it.Fibromyalgia is a complex syndrome, often involving fatigue and hormone problems as well as pain.  It can manifest in different ways for different people, and can change from day to day.  Research over the last several decades has pointed to various causes at one time or another, but in my clinic, it’s a multifaceted approach that works best.5 Common Causes of FibromyalgiaHighlights of this Primal Diet – Modern Health podcast on…
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    CPR, ACLS, PALS Certification in Manhattan, NY - CPR123

  • Mobile CPR App Found Successful

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

    admin
    16 Jun 2015 | 9:04 am
      Doctors in Belgium succeeded in using ovarian tissue removed from a patient when she was 13 years old. This marked the first live delivery of a baby conceived after a transplant of childhood ovarian tissue. In this case, the patient had severe sickle-cell anemia as a child and underwent chemotherapy for a bone marrow transplant that as a result, left her unable to conceive. Doctors had her right ovary and some ovarian tissue removed even before her first menses. A decade later, when the patient wished to become pregnant, the doctors thawed some of her frozen ovarian tissue and then…
  • Shortage of Providers

    admin
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:42 am
      We’ve heard it coming.  Our nation will be in dire need of nurses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 526,800 nurses will be needed by 2022.  There is also a reported shortage of physicians.  A recent study suggests that we will need 90,000 by the year 2025. Ironically, many nurses are leaving the field.  A 2011 study found that more than 20 percent of nurses who provide direct patient care expressed job dissatisfaction, compared to 13 percent of nurses in non-institutional settings. Nursing has become an integral part of our healthcare system.  Nurses are adapting to…
  • New York CPR-training firm opens San Antonio office

    admin
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:11 am
    CPR123, a company that specializes in providing emergency medical response-training, have opened up a new office in the heart of the South Texas Medical Center. The new San Antonio office, is located at 8415 Datapoint Drive, and is the company’s first location outside of the New York area. CPR123 selected San Antonio as an expansion city because of its growing health care industry and stable economy. Sam and Maria Younessian founded New York-based CPR123 to provide individuals and organizations with emergency response training, workplace consulting services, life-saving equipment and health…
  • Rapid CPR Saves High School Athlete

    admin
    2 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    &nbsp; Monday, May 4th started out as an ordinary day for 16-year-old Braydon Swaney.  He was just finishing up warm-up exercises after school, when he collapsed on the ground.  Varsity track coach Mike Fritz responded and began administering CPR.  One student called 911, while another ran to call over Athletic Director Jim Marsh.  Jim ran over to the site with an AED, and assisted Mike.  Another staff member, Kari Terrell, joined, and the three-person team alternated CPR.  High School Principle, Matt Baker, cleared all students away from the scene, giving way to all emergency…
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  • How different sleeping positions affect your physical health

    Vivian Lee
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    How different sleeping positions affect your physical health06/30/2015By Rik LeeEven if you may not be aware of it, it's as important to consider your posture when you're unconscious as it is when you're awake. There are several...
  • Summertime drinks that make you feel like you're vacationing in the tropics

    Vivian Lee
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Summertime drinks that make you feel like you're vacationing in the tropics06/30/2015By Vivian LeeDon't let bad weather rain on your summertime parade. Curl up on the couch and catch up on your reading or favorite shows with one of these...
  • 5 hidden uses for your favorite appliances

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    5 hidden uses for your favorite appliances06/29/2015By BrightNestIf you’re open to a little outside-the-box domestic thinking, it’s easy to unlock your appliances’ hidden potential. Here are five ways you can move...
  • How to squash the procrastination mind-set

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    How to squash the procrastination mind-set06/29/2015By SkinnyMom.comProcrastinating is a common problem, and some research suggests it’s not really your fault.
  • 17 facts about how exercise benefits your brain to keep you motivated

    Vivian Lee
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    17 facts about how exercise benefits your brain to keep you motivated 06/29/2015By Vivian LeeOnce you find an exercise routine with which you feel comfortable, you may still need a little extra incentive to help keep you on track. How about...
 
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    Healthy Lifestyle Blog by Healthy Family Matters -

  • 4 Pool Safety Rules For Swimmers

    Rachael Randko
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:28 am
    Swimming is a great activity and a wonderful workout, whether you’re outdoors in the summer or indoors in the winter. Americans have loved jumping into the pool for a quick swim or a fun afternoon for decades now, but there are also serious risks that adults and children face when jumping into the pool. Drowning happens more frequently than you might think, which is why there are a set of basic safety rules that everyone should follow. Here are four pool safety rules for swimmers of every age. 1. Buddy system Whether you’ve been swimming your entire life or you’re a…
  • Family Friendly Places to Eat in Fayetteville NC – Off The Hook Taco Emporium

    Erica Brooks
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:43 am
    While on a day trip to Downtown Fayetteville’s Historic District we were introduced to Off the Hook – A Taco Emporium. It’s one of the many places to eat in Fayetteville NC that is affordable and family friendly. They offer a great selection of gourmet tacos and super fun burgers. The set up is old fashioned diner style and looks nothing like a traditional taco restaurant but don’t let that fool you, the food is delicious! Macaroni and Cheese Burger Beef and Lamb Filled Greek Taco Mahi Mahi Fish Taco Click here for more family friendly places to eat in Fayetteville,…
  • Free Things to Do in Myrtle Beach SC – Warbird Park

    Erica Brooks
    27 Jun 2015 | 3:48 am
    I enjoy finding local gems and free and low cost activities when traveling with my family. Our children are 8 and 9 years old so spending $10-$20 per person on admission to typical “tourist” attractions could be hit or miss as far as being considered “worth it”. Sometimes we go to a museum and the kids love it. Other times, not so much. When I can find activities and attractions that are free and they enjoy it, that’s a win-win for all of us. While visiting Myrtle Beach, South Carolina we came across Warbird Park. Warbird Park is one of those interesting, free…
  • Keep Summer Celebrations Fun With Fireworks Safety Tips

    Nicole Harms
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:58 am
    Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, local fairs and festivals – what do all of these events have in common? Fireworks. It seems like the summer is the season for celebrations involving exploding gunpowder, and the results can be quite breathtaking. However, if you are not careful, fun with fireworks can lead to serious injury. Before you open that pack of sparklers or head out to the community fireworks display, take a moment to think about the safety of all involved. Fireworks Safety Tips Fireworks and Kids Don’t Mix A kid holding a sparkler is a cute picture, but when you…
  • Free Things to Do in Fayetteville NC – Airborne and Special Operations Museum

    Erica Brooks
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:40 am
    On a recent day trip, my family and I had the pleasure of visiting the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, N.C. It’s a fantastic U.S. military history museum filled with hundreds of life-like exhibits of various airborne and special operations that have taken place from World War II to the present War on Terrorism. Before entering, on the front lawn, you’ll find flag and stone memorials honoring some of the many fallen soldiers. Once inside, you’ll get an in-depth look at the role this division of the army played in our country’s history as well as…
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  • Quote of the day – Charles Schulz

    New Bloggy Cat
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:28 am
    http://www.pinterest.com “In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.” ― Charles Schulz Tagged: answers, book, famous quotes, humor, life, life and living, life-lessons, life-purpose, meaning of life, quotes, reality, rules-of-life, snoopy, truth
  • Quote of the day – Libby Larsen

    New Bloggy Cat
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:28 pm
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk “The great myth of our times is that technology is communication.” – Libby Larsen Tagged: communication, computers, dogs, life, life and living, life-lessons, myth, pets, quotes, science, society, technology
  • Joke of the day – Goalie

    New Bloggy Cat
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:05 am
    http://www.clipproject.info Captain: “Why didn’t you stop the ball?” Goalie: “I thought that’s what the net’s for.” Tagged: clean jokes, football, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, goalkeeper, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, short jokes, soccer, sports jokes, very funny jokes
  • Joke of the day – Dolphins

    New Bloggy Cat
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:13 pm
    http://www.buzzle.com Dolphins are so intelligent that after only a few weeks they can train a man to stand on the edge of the pool each day and throw them fish. Tagged: clean jokes, dolphins, fish, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, funny one-liners, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, inspirational, jokes, pool, short jokes, training, very funny jokes
  • Quote of the day – Charlotte Brontë

    New Bloggy Cat
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:57 pm
    http://www.dailymail.com.uk “I would always rather be happy than dignified.” ― Charlotte Brontë Tagged: being happy, dignity, famous quotes, freedom, happy, inspirational, life, life and living, life-lessons, love, pride, quotes, truth
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    Help Your Back

  • Clavicle Muscle – Anatomy Of The Subclavius Muscle

    Igor (Site Owner)
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:06 am
    Muscle Anatomy And Insertions Subclavius muscle (as the name suggests: sub – under) is a small, triangular muscle located under the clavicle bone. The muscle arises by a short, thick tendon from the first rib in front of the costoclavicular ligament. From this point, the subclavius muscle extends upwards and lateralward to be inserted into […]
  • Heavy Handbags Can And Will Cause Neck And Back Problems

    Igor (Site Owner)
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:05 am
    Unfortunately, nowadays fashionable usually does not correlate with comfortable. I see it all the time, especially in women fashion, those crazy outfits, tight jeans, ridiculously high heels and heavy handbags hanging on one shoulder. By the way, high heels are not the topic of today`s article, but if you are looking for more information on […]
  • Best Coccyx Seat Cushion For Your Tailbone Pain – 2015

    Igor (Site Owner)
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:23 am
    We humans are not built for sitting. Our bodies evolved over millions of years, turning us into hunter-gatherers we are today. Even though we adopted sedentary lifestyle some 10000 years ago, our DNA is still deeply rooted in our hunter-gatherer history. Fast forward to today – we are literally torturing our bodies by forcing them […]
  • Best Posture Corrective Brace For Men And Women In 2015

    Igor (Site Owner)
    26 May 2015 | 5:02 am
    As I`ve said in one of my previous posts, good posture can really change your life! One of the major problem of our generation, the generation that came before us and generations that are yet to come is back pain. Back pain is one of the most common health concerns today and it is estimated […]
  • 3 Week Diet System By Brian Flatt – My In-depth Review

    Igor (Site Owner)
    20 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    There has been a lot of fuss made about the “groundbreaking,” “revolutionary” new diet which GUARANTEES you will melt 12-23 pounds in just 21 days! I am talking, of course, about 3 Week Diet System by Brian Flatt. Now, when I hear someone making a statement like this I just think to myself “This guy/girl […]
 
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  • Sun Chlorella: Gorgeous Summer Skin Starts from Within

    James
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:06 am
    Glowing, youthful skin We all want glowing, youthful-looking skin, especially at this time of year. Good skincare isn’t just about what you put on it – looking after your skin from the inside out is also vital for a fresh, healthy complexion. That’s where chlorella comes in. One of the world’s best-kept beauty secrets, it’s a single-cell green algae packed with high levels of nutrients, and can nourish your skin in a number of unique and powerful ways. Concentrated in chlorella’s nucleic acids is a unique substance called Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), which is what makes the…
  • The Vital Sunshine Vitamin

    Mike McCabe
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Around 10m people throughout England could have seriously depleted vitamin D levels. This is around a fifth of adults and a sixth of children. Vitamin D is needed by the body, keeping bones and teeth strong whilst supporting a healthy immune system. And it’s after the long winter months that the body’s reserves are at their lowest. This much required vitamin is also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ as unprotected exposure to sunlight is our main source. During the winter months (October through April) our bodies are unable to naturally synthesise vitamin D. This is because the sun lies…
  • Age-Proof Your Brain: Three key brain nutrients

    Mike McCabe
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    March 16th sees the beginning of Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to increase awareness of the benefits of brain research. In the UK, we are living longer. This means that more and more people will be affected by diminished brain function and neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Taking measures to age-proof your brain has never been more important. Read on to discover the 3 most important brain nutrients. Omega-3 More than half of your brain is made of fat. The most important fat to ‘feed’ your brain is DHA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid. DHA helps to…
  • Digest this! Sensible rules for better digestion

    Mike McCabe
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Good digestion and regular bowel function is something we take for granted, that is until we start to experience problems, digestive related issues account for the largest number of GP appointments in the UK. Women are more likely to visit their doctor about their bowel habits than men who tend to put off seeking advice until symptoms present a problem they can no longer ignore. An optimally functioning digestive system is essential to good health in order fully absorb the nutrients in food, general poor digestion can lead to uncomfortable symptoms like indigestion, heartburn, bloating and…
  • Movember: The Male Menopause

    Mike McCabe
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:47 am
    The Movember movement was established to inspire men to be more aware of their health needs, and to seek medical help if needed. Men are less likely to visit a doctor than women. They tend to put off making GP appointments which can mean that symptoms are more advanced and harder to treat. On the internet, television and in popular magazines, there seems to be less information about men’s health than women’s health. A good example of this is the menopause. While there is a good awareness of the female menopause and its impact on women’s health, there is a lack of awareness of the male…
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    賃貸価格!一戸建てを格安で建築中

  • 両ワキ 永久脱毛をお得に利用できるキャンペーンがある

    ctw
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
  • 人気 商社 転職 は狭き門

    ctw
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    毎年、文系学生の男子女子ともトップ10に数社は入るくらい人気の企業と言えば商社ですよね。   国内で仕事をする場合であれば語学力はそれほど関係ありませんが、できれば英検2級や1級を持っていれば大きなアピールになります。      
  • 看護師求人ランキングを見るのが楽しい!

    ctw
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    今はネットで看護師求人ランキングを見ていますが、新しい職場になるかもしれない情報ってワクワクしますね!「ここって時間帯が良いねー」「あ、ここ、ボーナス多い!」と1人で楽しんでいます。今はネットで求人情報が見られるから便利ですね!姉の「元」旦那も私の「元」婚約者も復縁をしつこく言ってきますが、それは100%あり得ませんね。手に職を持った女は強いんです、二度と会いたくないですね!
  • 手術室の看護師に転職したそうな!

    ctw
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    子どもがよく入院するので、いつもお世話になる小児科の看護師さんともすっかり顔見知り。 でも、今年入院した時に、特に感じ良かった看護師さんの姿が見えませんでした。 こないだ、ショッピングセンターで買い物してると「〇〇くんのお母さん!」って声かけられました。 ママ友か?と振りむいたら見慣れない女性・・・でも、よく見るとその看護師さんでした。 白衣着てないと印象変わるもんですね!最初全然わかりませんでした。…
  • ツアーナース求人募集って何?

    ctw
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:24 am
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    Skinny Fat Life

  • Why Personality Types Matter

    ojohnson
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:52 am
    I have a confession to make. I am absolutely obsessed with my Myers-Briggs test results. I’ve read every “What your MBTI test results mean” article I can find, and I’m constantly looking up my friends to try...
  • #SummerAbsChallenge: Let the fitness begin!

    ojohnson
    13 May 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Hey, everyone! I’m wasting zero time after finals and getting right back into the swing of things — both with the blog, and exercise. So, that’s why I’m kicking off my first ever #SummerAbsChallenge! What’s...
  • Awkward injuries and awesome books

    ojohnson
    4 May 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Alright, I’m like 11 days away from being done with my second year back in school and it is CRUNCH TIME, folks. And I’ve realized that I have a handful of things I want to...
  • THIS is your life

    ojohnson
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    All week long, I’ve been getting these little hints from the universe. These little moments that make me take pause. Think for a minute. Maybe it was when my sister messaged me. Stressed. Unsure. Concerned...
  • Update: Bruises, basil and bad weeks

    ojohnson
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Time for a little life update, don’t ya think? I finished my first ever 7K in 39:33. My goal was to get under 45 minutes because I hadn’t done a damn bit of training (okay, I...
 
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    Primally Inspired

  • Natural Remedy If Your Dog Is Scared Of Fireworks Or Thunderstorms

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:24 pm
      A Natural Remedy if your Dog is Scared of Fireworks and Thunderstorms   A few years ago when we lived on the water in Maryland, Hurricane Sandy hit our area. Right before we evacuated our riverfront home, one of our upstairs outside doors came crashing through the house, making a very loud bang. The open doorframe and strong winds caused another upstairs inside doorframe to crash and fall into the hall making another very loud noise. Thankfully, we were all downstairs and unharmed.    But ever since that incident, my normally carefree dog, Bently has been absolutely…
  • Natural Remedy for Poison Ivy – Immediate Itch Relief! Works on Bites, Stings & Rashes, too!

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Natural Remedy for Poison Ivy – Works on bug bites, stings & rashes, too! This past weekend I got poison ivy for the first time in my life! Ugh! I was SO itchy, red and uncomfortable and I just needed some relief. I initially tried a few different natural poison ivy remedies, but nothing was giving me the relief that I needed.  So I reached for my 2, all-time favorite, natural remedies: Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and Bentonite Clay. I’ve used this powerful combination for years as a weekly deep cleaning face mask (best face mask ever!!!) and also as a remedy for bug bites,…
  • How To Make An Easy Probiotic Drink (with video!)

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:16 pm
    How To Make An Easy Probiotic Drink (And 14 ways to change your gut bacteria for the better!) In this week’s post and video, I’m showing you how to make an easy probiotic drink. It’s way easier than making Kombucha or Kefir. No scary, alien looking SCOBY’s to deal with and no multiplying kefir grains! If making kombucha has intimidated you in the past, I hope you’ll give this easy probiotic drink recipe a try. It’s SO simple – anyone can do it! This easy probiotic drink is also really tasty. It’s a little fruity and a little tangy and it’s even kid approved. But…
  • Homemade Tick Spray (with video!)

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    2 Jun 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Homemade Tick Spray This Homemade Tick Spray recipe contains a natural tick repellent that works so well at repelling ticks! I’ve been using Rose Geranium Essential Oil from the advice of my holistic vet as a natural tick repellent for the last 3 years. And it’s kept my family and my dog completely tick free in those years!  Which is kind of a huge deal because we live in the woods of Pennsylvania. Before I discovered Rose Geranium essential oil I was pulling a minimum of 3-4 ticks off my dog each day – Yikes! So you can imagine my excitement to have found something…
  • June Stitch Fix Review (best one yet!)

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    1 Jun 2015 | 12:45 pm
    June Stitch Fix Review – Best one yet!      My June Stitch Fix is here and I’m so excited because it’s the best one I’ve ever received!    Last year was a year full of personal development for me.  I took part in a life changing program called Dressing Your Truth. I grew by leaps and bounds and it was one of the best things I have ever done for myself.    After that program, I did a major clothes (and life!) purge and decided from there on out, I was only purchasing items that were a 10 out of 10 for me.   I…
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    Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa

  • Tricks to Managing Summer Temptation

    MountainTrek
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Whether it's late-night barbecues or after-work glasses of wine, here are 6 ways to manage those summer temptations. The post Tricks to Managing Summer Temptation appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • Vietnamese Salad with Steak

    MountainTrek
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Impress your friends at your next barbecue with this Vietnamese salad and steak recipe. The post Vietnamese Salad with Steak appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  •  Five Tips on How to Start Meditation

    MountainTrek
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:11 pm
    CEOs and sport stars do it. Now it's your turn. It's easy to start the practice of meditation – here are 5 tips that will help. The post  Five Tips on How to Start Meditation appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • LA Times Features Mountain Trek

    MountainTrek
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:14 pm
    America's most popular West Coast newspaper has just features Mountain Trek in an article about wellness travel. The post LA Times Features Mountain Trek appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • Why Mountain Trek Is The Perfect Girls Getaway

    MountainTrek
    11 May 2015 | 9:09 pm
    We reveal why you and the girls should visit Mountain Trek. (And don't worry: what happens at Mountain Trek, stays at MT.) The post Why Mountain Trek Is The Perfect Girls Getaway appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities

  • GMOs: They Might Be For Dinner

    GiGi
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    Remember how roughly two weeks ago… I wrote a blog post on genetically modified foods (GMOs)? No doubt there are GMOs in this Chick-Fil-A Burger! Well… Today I want to continue my rant but this time not as much from my perspective… But from my sister’s point of view. You see… She just popped her first child out (ouch!) and as a new mother, she wants the absolute best for her baby. Check out this little burrito! One of the things my sister wants [Read On!]
  • Pixar’s Inside Out Delivers… Pizza!

    GiGi
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:09 am
    The movie Inside Out should come with a WARNING LABEL: WARNING: If you thought you were potty trained… This movie will have you laughing so hard you will, well, yeah… Thus attendance with your adult diaper snuggly fit is mandatory. Also, even the “macho-ist” of men will spring an eye leak when viewing this movie… So a box of tissues in you or your wife’s purse is a must. Or in other words: You will in fact experience a wide range of [Read On!]
  • Letting the Inside, Out: Fun Facts About The Movie, Inside Out

    GiGi
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    Being on the OUTSIDE just kinda sucks… WOMP. WOMP.  HOWEVER… everyone at Disney and Pixar knows this, which is why they decided to create the movie INSIDE OUT … A movie that dives into the emotions of a young girl named Riley, who is uprooted from her comfort-zone (the only place she’s known to call “home”) and “replanted” in an unknown territory where she is faced with many FIRSTS. And invited yours truly to get the INSIDE SCOOP on the who, what, when, where, why and [Read On!]
  • You Won’t Be Waffling Over This!

    GiGi
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:51 am
    We tend to waffle over a lot of things… Such as: Whether or not we… Relate more to Batman, Superman or Spiderman Want the soup or salad with the lunch combo at the deli down the street… Screw it, you’re probably going for the French Fries… Should chance driving another hour even though the fuel gauge of your car says “I AM STARVING FOR GAS!” Or even… Need the vintage Led Zeppelin T-Shirt that’s being sold on eBay for $10,000. Trust [Read On!]
  • Will Quaker Oats Conceal or Reveal GMOs? #ConcealOrReveal

    GiGi
    5 Jun 2015 | 8:13 am
    So this blog post is going to be a bit different from my typical banter… And screen shots of my odd facial expressions… Because I need to address a topic that seems to be hotly debated everywhere on the Internet these days… Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs for short.  If you don’t know… GMOs are plants (or organisms) in which their genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. Please… Please… Don’t click the X on this [Read On!]
 
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    Fit & Healthy 365

  • Homemade Low Sodium Chicken Bouillon Powder

    Lydia Di Francesco
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:16 am
    No one likes bland food. That’s why herbs and spices and things like bouillon cubes exist. But, have you looked at the sodium content in bouillon powders?! Yikes! Just 1/2 a tablet (950 mg of sodium) accounts for 40% of your daily value (and that’s calculated on a 2000 calorie diet). Health Canada recommends a sodium intake of 1500 mg/day. But, you don’t have to sacrifice taste in exchange for low sodium. You can make your own chicken bouillon powder in just a few minutes. Ingredients: • 1 cup nutritional yeast flakes • 2 Tbsp onion powder or dried minced onion • 2…
  • I Want You to Skip Your Workout

    Lydia Di Francesco
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:46 am
    They aren’t just for elementary school kids; jump ropes are a powerful tool that can blast your body in a short amount of time. A bonus is that they are small, portable and inexpensive, so they’re easy to use at home or when travelling. They provide a great cardio workout you can do almost anywhere. Benefits of jumping rope include better cardio endurance, balance, agility and coordination. To check that your rope is the right size, hold the rope under one foot; the handles should just reach your armpits. When jumping, hold hands at 10 and 2 o’clock and at waist height.
  • The 4 Worst Things to Do After Overeating

    Lydia Di Francesco
    7 Jun 2015 | 7:55 am
    Yesterday I ate too much. The day started ok, with a typical breakfast and lunch. Mid-afternoon I was at a friend’s for a little gathering. I didn’t show up hungry but over the course of a few hours I nibbled on the chips, popcorn, hummus and crackers, bologna and fruit. I didn’t stuff my face all at once but I know I ate more than I needed to, in total. Then I came home and had some torilla chips with the (excellent) homemade salsa my husband made. Dinner was steak and veggies (a fairly typical supper). We normally have fruit as an evening snack, which I ate, and then the…
  • 10-Minute Easy Tuna Patties {Recipe}

    Lydia Di Francesco
    3 Jun 2015 | 8:29 am
    Do you ever have that moment when you come home from work, you’re super hungry, and there’s nothing ready to eat? Of course you have! We all have experienced that. In those cases, one of my go-to defaults is a tuna salad (meaning a salad with tuna on it, not the typical mayo-heavy kind). However, it’s good to switch things up so I created this super easy tuna patty recipe. All you need are the ingredients and 1 Tablespoon. Ingredients: 1 can of tuna 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1 Tbsp parmasan cheese 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning (or whatever herbs/spices you want to…
  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Throw Out Your Scale

    Lydia Di Francesco
    25 May 2015 | 2:17 pm
    I’d like to introduce you to Heather, one of my online clients. Heather’s progress in the few months we’ve been working together provides the perfect example of why you should throw out your scale! Heather came to me wanting to lose body fat, increase muscle definition and generally feel better and have more energy. She was determined to put in the work at the gym and make some changes to her nutrition (which included eating MORE). Check out these amazing progress photos! As part of the online fitness coaching I do, clients submit progress photos bi-weekly along with their…
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    Sara T, M.D.

  • Pause Before You Hit Send

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:10 pm
    “Emotional self-control – delaying gratification and stifling impulsiveness – underlies accomplishment of every sort” ~ Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Blog-Post-122.m4a   We have all had those moments in this digital age when we receive an e-mail or a text, feel hurt or angry by it, and then proceed to immediately pour our emotions onto the screen. I have experienced this a few times in the past month, and…
  • Anatomy of a Father

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    21 Jun 2015 | 7:47 am
    “Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the notes.” ~ Markus Zusak, The Book Thief Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Blog-Post-121.m4a   As women, early on in childhood, we harness our nurturing instincts through societal norms such as playing with dolls and babysitting. Little girls often long to get married and have babies, then fortunately, our focus widens and we set various other personal goals for ourselves. As our society continues to…
  • 5 Ways to Achieve Work-Life Balance in Our Digital Era

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    14 Jun 2015 | 8:03 am
    “We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” ― Arianna Huffington, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, & Wonder Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Blog-Post-120.m4a   Internet technology is big in our household. Along with my blog and social media presence, I do a lot of my work on e-mail, Word, Powerpoint, etc. My husband is a Radiologist and long…
  • Transitions – Are You Fearful or Fearless?

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    7 Jun 2015 | 11:46 am
    “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Post-119-Audio.m4a   What does the word ‘fear’ conjure in your mind? Is it an image of something you are afraid of such as spiders or needles, or is it something less tangible that holds you back? When we are younger, our fears are more often tied to concrete challenges as opposed to…
  • The Word Busy is Not a Noun

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    31 May 2015 | 4:17 pm
    “Why do we spend so much of our limited time on this earth focusing on all the things that our eulogies will never cover?” ~ Arianna Huffington, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://68.168.105.72/~stmd/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/The-Word-Busy-is-Not-a-Noun1.m4a   Let’s face it – life is full of appointments, commitments, deadlines, expectations, tasks and the list goes on. I could have simply said ‘life is busy’, but I am trying…
 
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    Get Life Tips

  • How to understand girls?

    Yash Bhagchandani
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:34 am
    Originally published on www.getlifetips.comThis is the most complicated and toughest thing on this planet to understand this beautiful thing that god creates which we named a women. This women are very sensitive we can’t shout on them will make them start crying all we need to do is to keep them happy all the time. Girls mostly face trouble in understanding guys because they don’t take anything seriously because all the time they doubt on guys. Girls can lie when they need to and do it rather well. But if you’re clever enough you’ll know the difference in the tone –…
  • How to Tackle Your Parents?

    Yash Bhagchandani
    1 Jun 2015 | 12:21 am
    Originally published on www.getlifetips.comNowadays, everybody wants forward and free minded parents who can think like you who doesn’t apply too much pressure on you with whom you can share everything and they don’t get angry on you. This all depends upon you how you behave with them if your behavior is good they will not irritate you for anything. It is really important that you keep your parents happy because if you will not do that you will be in trouble. Don’t lie to them always be frank with them whatever is the situation whatever is the issue how big is that itThe…
  • Interesting tips about Bananas

    Yash Bhagchandani
    24 May 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Originally published on www.getlifetips.com  Bananas consist of 3 natural sugars- glucose, sucrose and fructose which is combined with fiber which forms a banana. It gives enough amount of energy to boost us. It has scientifically been proved that banana is best for the one who workout daily. 2 bananas a will provide you enough energy to workout for 90minute. It’s just not only used for workout but also helps prevents from many illnesses and is perfect to our diet. There are various significance of banana. Some of them would be familiar but after reading the other you will have a…
  • How to live a better life?

    Yash Bhagchandani
    23 May 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Originally published on www.getlifetips.com  There are many ways that will make your life easy going and better. All you need to do is to focus on the things that you are doing in your life make everyday a memorable day because life don’t give opportunity to anyone very easily. You make sure that the entire week is going according to your schedule. Try to learn from your mistakes because there is no one  who don’t make mistakes. Humans are born to made mistakes but that does not matter because you made mistakes it means you will get experience in return which is veryThe post How to…
  • How to make decision on the spot?

    Yash Bhagchandani
    18 May 2015 | 3:46 am
    Originally published on www.getlifetips.com  Decision making process is always tough. It was never easy because it is confusing. One can not decide at that moment because lot’s of things were going on in her mind. If the decision is big it will make your life stressful which results into memory loss. You may also lose focus and will not able to listen properly. Many times this kinds of things happens with everyone for example you are physically present but mentally you are somewhere else. There are lots of important decisions which we  have to take in our life  like marriage,…
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    Skin Care Routine

  • Care For Your Skin With These Helpful Tips

    skincareadmin
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:16 am
    When your skin is healthy, you have no infections or blemishes. Having healthy skin requires a diligent skin care regimen. There are a myriad of methods for caring for skin, and they range from mild to extreme. This article can help you navigate your options. Never sleep while wearing makeup. Your skin needs time to repair itself from the rigors of the day. When you sleep with makeup on, your skin suffocates. As a result, it cannot breathe or repair itself like it needs to stay healthy. Spend the time necessary to get it off prior to bedtime. Try to only use skin care products that are…
  • Learn About Caring For Your Skin Now

    skincareadmin
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:10 am
    The first thing people see is your skin, make an impression that no one will forget with beautiful, cared for skin. By using this advice, your skin will be as healthy as it can be. TIP! Lower your stress levels to improve the health of your skin. Too much stress can have a negative effect on your skin, causing sensitivity, which can lead to skin problems. To help with acne and get great looking skin, make sure to maximize the amount of time you spend outdoors and in the sun. This can be accomplished by heading out to the park during your lunch break. Whatever you do, find excuses for going…
  • Easy Help For Common Skin Care Problems

    skincareadmin
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:10 am
    Gorgeous skin isn’t a feature associated with celebrities only. Great skin is something you can cultivate at home. There are many ways in which you can achieve the complexion you want. Find the approach that works for you and your skin type. This article includes some skin care tips, and will help you get started. TIP! Try relaxing in order to reduce the amount of stress you experience. Stress is bad your your health, and damages the skin. Apply moisturizer every single day. Moist skin is healthy skin. During winter months, a moisturizer is a must as the cold makes your skin prone to…
  • Get Great Skin In No Time With This Fantastic Information

    skincareadmin
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:20 am
    There are a lot of different myths out there that give you incorrect skin care information. It’s important to ignore the myths, and focus on real, effective skin treatments. This article will tell you what you need to know about skin care. TIP! Relaxation techniques and learning coping skills will help reduce stress. Stress is bad for health overall, and it has negative affects on the skin. Rub apple cider vinegar on blemishes for a refreshing remedy. The cider will replenish moisture where acne has dried out your skin. Use it during the day since the smell of the vinegar is strong. You…
  • Need To Catch Up With The Skin Care You’ve Neglected? Read This Advice!

    skincareadmin
    27 Jun 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Even if you’re an octogenarian, you need to look after your skin. Young people who take proper care of their skin often age gracefully. The older you get, the harder it is to have skin that doesn’t wrinkle as much. Below are some useful tips on skin care that everyone from a novice to an expert can learn from. TIP! Lemon juice is a great way to purify and minimize your pores. Use it once a week to minimize the appearance of large pores and get rid of excess oil on your skin. Don’t shave dry skin. You don’t want to shave without having any shaving cream. If you shave…
 
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    Weight Loss Tips

  • Important Cambridge Diet Information You Should Be Aware Of

    28 Jun 2015 | 1:36 pm
    By Edna Booker Cambridge diet has gained immense popularity over the recent years. Many people have turned to this particular diet plan as it helps them to loose weight at a fast pace and also, it doesn't have any significant side effects. Before opting for this particular plan, you should have Cambridge diet information about the six different steps that make up this plan. You should know that in order to opt for Cambridge diet, you're required to make an appointment with their consultant who will evaluate your physical health and then decide among the six steps, which one is best suitable…
  • Tips To Help You Hire Good Wood Fence Installation Denver CO Specialists

    28 Jun 2015 | 8:36 am
    By Bernadette Martin One of the many merits of the developments in modern technology is that you can search with regards to service providers easily. Many of them have online profiles that make it possible for you to acquire their contact info. Despite this, the challenge comes in when searching for professionals that might give you the solutions you need and just the way you need them. The technical advances have not reached the phase where you may sieve out the bad experts from the good. Take into account the tips listed below if you want to secure the services of dependable wood fence…
  • The Importance Of Medical Weight Loss Clinic Miami Lakes

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:26 am
    By Elaine Guthrie There are very many crucial things in the life of a human being. Many people tend to value wealth accumulation most in their lives. This is due to the common belief that money is the most valuable resource in the world today. In as much as it is true that wealth is crucial, there are however more important things. The importance of medical weight loss clinic Miami lakes is very essential as well. These people are so busy running up and down in attempt to secure enough resources for their food and other needs that they tend to forget that their health is very crucial as well.
  • How Laguna Niguel Counseling Can Change Your Life Around

    22 Jun 2015 | 1:51 pm
    By Ericka Marsh There are many reasons why people struggle in life. A lot of folk ignore these problems, but it is good to talk to a therapist at Laguna Niguel counseling who can listen and guide one along the way. Many people don't believe that talking is going to help them get from one point to the next, but they are often surprised at what they come out with. In saying that, it is important that one shops around and finds the right person in order to get the best type of counseling. A connection must be established in order for a relationship to be formed. This is usually not a problem,…
  • Things You Should Consider When Choosing A Gastric Banding Surgery Service

    21 Jun 2015 | 2:06 pm
    By Ericka Marsh We can no longer set aside the fact that obesity has now become a social problem. Worse, despite the knowledge of its potential risks, we still see many people who do not seem to care much about their bodies. They eat what they want, without considering the effects that it has on their bodies. They practice habits which are only contributing to the destruction of their health. If you are guilty of these, then you know better the inconvenience that obesity can bring. If you are an adult and you are so overweight, gastric banding surgery NJ is a method that can be an answer to…
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    What's Nick Eating

  • GNC Puredge Complete Vegan Protein Review

    Nick
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:17 am
    I was not asked nor compensated in any way to write this GNC Puredge Complete Vegan Protein review. My intent is solely to help you make a more informed decision. GNC Puredge Complete Vegan Protein is marketed as “vegan, gluten free, GMO free, soy free and dairy free”… duh, it’s vegan. While a somewhat redundant description, it met the criteria I was looking for. If you are after protein, a serving of this (two scoops or 45 grams) will give you 20 grams of plant-based protein. Like hungry muscles after a killer workout, let’s break down these nutrients so we can understand it more.
  • Foods for Tendon Repair

    Nick
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:23 pm
    A nasty case of posterior tibial tendonitis forced me to look at food through yet another lens. I asked myself, “self, what are good foods for tendon repair and health?” Keep reading to find out the answer and together we can build strong tendons! To feed the tendon, we must first understand the tendon. Tendons connect our bones to our muscles. Tendons are tough bands of fibrous tissue made from collagen. Remember collagen, because that will come up later. Unlike their pals, the muscles, tendons do not grow or heal quickly so it is important to keep them healthy. If you do injure…
  • Why Nihilist Arby’s Twitter Account is Suspended

    Nick
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    Nihilist Arby’s has left the Earth to go dwell in a hell that it didn’t believe in. The account has been suspended because it was found guilty of roping us into a pessimistic, unproductive and damaging nihilist perspective. Furthermore, it constantly promoted stupid sandwiches and fake cheese sauce. Nihilist Arby’s alluring humor has been exposed as a cheap tactic to gain acceptance so that it could easily convince Twitter that life doesn’t matter. Furthermore, its motive is quite obvious now: it wanted to convince people that nothing matters because that is the…
  • Senator Tillis To Liberate US From Burdonsome Hand Washing Regulations

    Nick
    6 Feb 2015 | 5:54 am
    I haven’t washed my hands today, nor will I let any silly regulations tell me to do so. Now our political representatives are starting to jump on board. America is “one of the most regulated nations in the history of the planet.” according to Senator Thom Tillis. Senator Tillis also explained that he would support Starbucks opting out of the “Employees Must Wash Hands” regulation as long as they post a sign that says they will opt out. What good is that regulation anyway? Those signs rarely indicate when an employee should wash hands and those signs never…
  • Coca-Cola Milk: Mo Money Mo Protein

    Nick
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    I love carbonated milk. Unfortunately, Coca-Cola’s new milk product does not provide the same fizzy sensation as their soda. But Fairlife, the name of Coca-Cola’s milk, still has the potential to change a once saturated market. Americans are hungry for protein and Coca-Cola is going to give it to us through milk. Who cares that the average person only needs 56 grams of protein and that the average athlete only needs 110 grams of protein per day? We’re not average. In fact, most of us are above average. We're not average. In fact, most of us are above average.Click To…
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    Silk Road Explore

  • M41 “PAMIR HIGHWAY”

    admin
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:26 am
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Arrive in Bishkek ItineraryArrive Bishkek. Meet agent. Transfer to hotel. After some chance for rest we visit Tajikistan embassy to apply for visas. Free time to explore the environs or optional sightseeing. PM receive passports with visas. Overnight in hotel. MealsB L D AccomodationHotel 2 Day 2: Bishkek - Osh - Sary Tash ItineraryIn the morning transfer to airport for 40 min Bishkek-Osh flight. Sightseeing of Osh including oriental bazaar - one of the biggest bazaars in Central Asia, Suleiman Too - the sacred hill of local Muslims also known as Solomon throne and local…
  • On the gorges of Terskey Ala-Too

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:31 pm
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek ItineraryMeet at Manas airport. Bus to the guest house ~40min (25km). Bishkek City tour. Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 900m). Meals_ L D AccomodationGuest House 2 Day 2: Bishkek - Cholpon-Ata ItineraryLeaving the guest house you will travel to Cholpon-Ata ~5-6 hours (324km). On the way you will visit an open air museum of petroglyphs. Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 1600m). MealsB L D AccomodationGuest House 3 Day 3: Cholpon-Ata - Karakol - Karakol valley ItineraryLeaving the guest house you will travel to Karakol valley by military…
  • Horseback Riding from Shamsi to Song Kul lake

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:38 pm
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek ItineraryMeet at Manas airport. Bus to the guest house ~40min (25km). Bishkek City tour. Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 900m). Meals_ L D AccomodationGuest House 2 Day 2: Bishkek - Shamsi valley ItineraryLeaving the guest house you will travel to Shamsi valley ~3 hours (100km). There will be short lesson about horseback riding and how to control your horse. You will ride your horse ~2-3 hours (5km). Overnight in the tents (Elevation: 2400m). MealsB L D AccomodationTents 3 Day 3: Shamsi valley - Shamsi pass ItineraryLeaving the campsite you…
  • Trip to the heart of the heavenly mountains

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:59 am
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek ItineraryMeet at airport Manas airport. Bus to the guest house ~40min (25km). Bishkek City tour. Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 900m). Meals_ L D AccomodationGuest House 2 Day 2: Bishkek - Fairy Tale canyon - Tamga ItineraryLeaving the guest house you will travel to Tamga along the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul ~4-5 hour (324km). On the way you will hike through Fairy Tale canyon ~1-2 hours (5km). Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 1700m). MealsB L D AccomodationGuest House 3 Day 3: Tamga - Jeti-Oguz valley - Kyzyl-Jar valley…
  • Horseback Riding: Turgen – Aksu – Altyn-Arashan

    admin
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:57 pm
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek ItineraryMeeting at Manas airport. Transfer to the guest house ~40min (25km). Bishkek City tour. Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 900m). Meals_ L D AccomodationGuest House 2 Day 2: Bishkek - Jeti-Oguz valley ItineraryLeaving the guest house you will travel to Jeti-Oguz valley ~6-7 hours (390km) and you will hike to waterfall ~2-3 hours (5km). Overnight in the yurt camp (Elevation: 2300m). MealsB L D AccomodationYurts 3 Day 3: Jeti-Oguz valley - Turgen-Aksu valley - Bozuchuk pass ItineraryLeaving the yurt camp you will travel to Turgen-Aksu…
 
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    Azura Memory Care

  • The Dance of Life

    Brianne Markin
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:51 am
    Recently the The Journal Times in Racine featured two of our Azura Memory Care Family Members in an article written by Danielle Keeton-Olsen, published June 21st. Mary Ahnen has been a resident of Azura Memory Care of Kenosha for over four years. Her dedicated husband Jerry visits every day from morning to just after dinner. The post The Dance of Life appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
  • MOSAIC Moment: Azura Artist Receives Award

    Brianne Markin
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:52 am
    Each year the Alzheimer's Association selects a dozen artists to feature at their annual art show and we are excited to announce that "The Flower Garden" painted by Bernice Sumwalt, a resident of Azura Memory Care was selected as an award recipient. The post MOSAIC Moment: Azura Artist Receives Award appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
  • Revved Up for a MOSAIC Dream

    Brianne Markin
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:57 am
    What would your best day be? For many of us relaxing in the peace and quiet would be at the top of the list. But for others, they seek loud noise and excitement! This was certainly the case for Azura Memory of Beloit Resident Ronnie Arden, who when asked, said his best day would be drag racing. This dream was recently granted thanks to Azura's MOSAIC Dreams program, which helps residents recapture their dreams and recreate their best days. The post Revved Up for a MOSAIC Dream appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
  • Recognizing the Exceptional

    Brianne Markin
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:14 pm
    At Azura Memory Care we live by our five Core Values of Respect, Recovery, Innovation, Retaining the Finest and to be Exceptional. These core values guide every decision we make as a company, as team members, leaders and caregivers. During our various team conference calls, daily shift change "huddles," monthly team meetings and leadership meetings, we always start our time together by sharing Core Value stories. The post Recognizing the Exceptional appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
  • Transforming Care Through Education

    Brianne Markin
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:41 am
    Azura Memory Care believes in the power of education, and is proud to offer extensive on-boarding and ongoing education to our team members as well as provide many opportunities for dementia education in our communities.  In April and May Azura held the 6th annual Dementia Conferences in Eau Claire, Wausau, Manitowoc,and in the Kenosha and […] The post Transforming Care Through Education appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
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    The Natural Ways Of Life

  • 24-25 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:44 pm
    This is going to be a little longer post than normal. So get comfy :) 24 Weeks! Baby girl was as big as a cantaloupe! Or a package or oreos. Her skin is filling out more and more and becoming less translucent. I decided to just combine weeks 24 and 25 for a few reasons. One: I just was way to exhausted and dealing with things that I had no energy to even want to blog. Two: I honestly didn't notice much of a difference between weeks 23-24. And three: at my doctors appointment she is measuring exactly 25 weeks to the day so I decided to switch things up and post the day…
  • 10 Things That Surprised Me About Being Pregnant

    Jael Cheek
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Before I got pregnant, I always just assumed how pregnancy would be. You hear so many stories so I always wondered how I would handle being pregnant. I know everyone is different and pregnancy is different for each person. I'm currently 24 weeks, so halfway through pregnancy and I'm basing this off of what I have/have not experienced so far. Things that surprised me about being pregnant:1. I expected to have crazy cravings, as in I would burst into tears if I was told no. This hasn't happened. I have wanted certain foods over others. But I can't say I was upset if I didn't have it. I…
  • 23 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:19 am
    23 Weeks! Baby is the size of a grapefruit, but so much sweeter! Time is sure flying by now. Probably because most of my time is spent feeling and seeing this little girl kick. I've began her clothes collection, and this girl is going to have more clothes than her mommy and daddy combined. But I don't mind one bit! Girl clothes are just so much fun. How far along? 23 WeeksTotal weight gain: Last time I got weighed, I was 116. So until my next doctor appointment I won't update. Maternity clothes? My normal clothes are defiantly fitting weird...not tight,…
  • Our Babymoon

    Jael Cheek
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Have I ever said how much I love the beach? Well I do a lot. And some day Caleb and I plan to live near the beach. I've always loved the beach. It's so relaxing and peaceful. Caleb grew up going to Oak Island, NC and I grew up going to Assateaugue, MD and Outer Banks, NC. A few years ago, he took me to Oak Island and I haven't wanted to go to any other beach since. It's the cutest little island and it's exactly what I picture when I think of a little southern island. It's also close to Southport, NC which I adore that little town. If I could chose right now, that's where I'd love to…
  • 22 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:24 pm
    22 Weeks!Officially 6 months pregnant. Only 3 to go! Baby girl is the size of a papaya and weighs almost a pound. I have noticed her growth spurt because my belly has popped a little more! We also have decided on a name for her!! But we probably aren't announcing her name until she's born. I know that's probably super annoying but it's just what Caleb and I wanted. I can't wait to announce her name because I'm totally in love with it! How far along? 22 WeeksTotal weight gain: Last time I got weighed, I was 116. So until my next doctor appointment I won't…
 
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    Glutathione Pro

  • Naturally Protecting Yourself from the MERS Virus

    GlutathionePRO
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:36 pm
    The MERS Virus first appeared in the Arabian Peninsula in 2012, thought to have originated in camels before jumping to humans. While there have been very few cases of the MERS virus in the United States, it is becoming a serious problem in the middle east and most recently in South Korea [1]. What Is […] Naturally Protecting Yourself from the MERS Virus
  • Understanding Glutathione and Chemotherapy

    GlutathionePRO
    7 Jun 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Before we discuss the relationship between Glutathione and Chemotherapy it is important to understand what exactly chemotherapy is. Understanding Chemotherapy Standard or Traditional Chemotherapy (cytotoxic) is the use of drug treatments for cancer that destroy cancerous cells by preventing them from growing and dividing. When most people think of chemotherapy, they think of the use […] Understanding Glutathione and Chemotherapy
  • Spicy Guacamole Deviled Eggs Recipe

    GlutathionePRO
    6 Jun 2015 | 4:27 pm
    This super healthy variation on an old classic is sure to be an instant hit at your next dinner party or casual get-together. Deviled eggs are a fan favorite and are relatively simple to make, the hard part is keeping them on the plate. By adding in a simple guacamole mix, you will take the […] Spicy Guacamole Deviled Eggs Recipe
  • Treating Autism with Ecstasy (MDMA)

    GlutathionePRO
    28 May 2015 | 2:33 pm
    It has been illegal in the United States since the 1980’s, yet researchers are suggesting treating Autism related anxiety with Ecstasy or MDMA. Researchers from numerous institutions located in California proposed a study in Science Direct that will study the effects of MDMA on social adaptability in autistic adults. Claiming the clinical use of this […] Treating Autism with Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • This Is Your Face On Tanning Beds

    GlutathionePRO
    23 May 2015 | 2:19 pm
    The Face of Skin Cancer, Tawny Willoughby 27 year old nurse Tawny Willoughby bravely shared a photo of herself on facebook recently. Unlike most selfies that are a product of vanity and boredom, this picture was shared in an attempt to educate others on the dangers of tanning beds. Tawny showed the world her bloodied, […] This Is Your Face On Tanning Beds
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    CareGiving.com

  • What is Anticipation?

    Sally
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:06 pm
    What is anticipation? Anticipation is waiting for the arrival of Christmas when you have a family of small children. Will you remember to get a gift for everybody? What if somebody gives you a gift and you didn’t get anything for them? Anticipation is the feelings that overpower you when you’ve just been told that […]
  • Can You Come Look At This?

    Chris
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:18 pm
    At this point in my journey, there are very few phrases that worry me. The fact that I don’t have kids probably helps. However, whenever Mike says “Hun, can you come look at this?” I get a knot in the pit of my stomach and a sense of dread. Usually when Mike asks this question […]
  • Brain Tumor Specific Family Caregiving Guides

    Delia
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:07 pm
    (Editor’s Note: Today, we welcome Delia, who cares for her parents, to our blogging team. You can connect with Delia on her profile page: @deliastanley.) My husband, Michael, and I have recently moved my father into our house, who was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in 2013. We are all relocating to North Carolina soon, but his […]
  • If I Weren’t Here

    Wren
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:53 pm
    A fellow caregiver posted a response to another of my blogs recently, asking if it’s ever been spelled out and clear what Jack needs a companion/caregiver for. I had written that he “can’t live alone,” as the “in a nutshell” explanation of what’s been determined by Jack, myself and his primary doctor.  Some examples, including […]
  • String

    Denise
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:54 am
    Sometimes, you feel as if you’re hanging by a string. You wonder if you’ll have enough energy, hope and resources to keep going, to keep the faith, to make it to tomorrow, to make it through caregiving. Sometimes, you feel like others just string you along. Will family members show up? Call? Help? And, then […]
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    Ways2GoHealthy

  • 5 Flat-Out Brainy Books For Health Conscious College Students

    Clay Miller
    17 Jun 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Image credit: http://medcapadvisors.com/ Keeping up with the new diet with each generation is hard. As the time of social media rises, there’s a tons of well guided information along with misinformation available online. Skimming which diet would best work for you does need a proper understanding of human anatomy, particularly your physiology. Coffee is the number one best friend of a college student. We often see them hanging out at Starbucks, and local coffee shops around the campus while studying. In fact, coffee is healthy, yet still, it should be taken moderately just like the…
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Methods

    Clay Miller
    18 May 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Irritable bowel syndrome is recurring disorder that has no known source. The usual signs if a person is experiencing IBS are abdominal cramps, expulsion of gas and a puffy stomach. The regular bowel expulsion is also changed. IBS is also sometimes called colon spasm. It comes in other names as well but this one comes closest. The good thing about this condition is that it is not infectious, not genetic and does not cause cancer cells to grow. Women are more prone to have this uncomfortable condition which usually happens before they hit thirty-five years of age. What causes IBS? The answer to…
  • Bulletproof Coffee and the Biohacker Movement

    Clay Miller
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:33 am
    The biohacker movement attempts to use technology and science to help improve body function and efficiency. Dave Asprey, a former technology executive, is a leading figure who has been posting biohacker blog entries and podcasts on his website bulletproofexec.com since 2009. In 2014, his website brought in 6 million unique visitors and Asprey now has 50,000 followers on Twitter and 140,000 on Facebook. Because of Asprey, there is now an ever growing number of people interested in the biohacker movement all over the world. Ideas he has promoted include orange-tinted glasses to block out…
  • How a Healthy Organic Living Can Change Many Aspects of Your Life

    Clay Miller
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    By maintaining a healthy organic living, it will only lead to a prosperous and more fulfilling lifestyle all together. The benefits of eating organically are fruitful and could lead to a successful future in whatever you decide to partake in. You career and family life will flourish and you will feel happy and whole. Eating organic foods will only help you achieve your goals and give you more self confidence and productivity. While many are skeptical about how eating organically can ultimately achieve a healthier way of living, there are some facts that just cannot be ignored. For instance,…
  • Easier Way to Lose Excess Fat: Phen375

    Clay Miller
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    So many individuals struggle unnecessarily with weight problems simply because they hold onto old paradigms propagated by the fitness community. Each year new discoveries are made in the health and wellness industry and each year people discover new and inventive ways to help individuals achieve their weight loss goal. For those who seek these methods out, they become pleasantly surprised as they find that, even without major lifestyle changes, they can begin to get rid of that unwanted body fat. When it comes to these new methods, Phen375 offers one of the most powerful solutions on the…
 
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    Health News, Nutrition and Medicine by TheMedCircle

  • Alirocumab: the New Cholesterol Lowering Medication

    H. L. Daneschvar, MD, FACP
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    Courtesy: pbs.orgAlirocumab is a human monoclonal antibody and a new LDL-cholesterol lowering medication developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi . Monoclonal antibodies have the ability to bind to specific targets and unleash a specific action. These antibodies have been used in so-called immune-therapy and some of the more famous medications already in use are: Humira (Adalimumab which is used in treatment of arthritis, Crohn’s disease and psoriasis),  Prolia (Denosumab which is used in treatments of osteoporosis and bone metastasis), Remicade (infliximab used in treatment…
  • How Alirocumab Works

    H. L. Daneschvar, MD, FACP
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:15 am
    Alirocumab (Praluent) reduces blood cholesterol level. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that are found mostly in animal products. Low density lipoprotein cholesterol or LDL-cholesterol is the most important factor contributing to the hardening of vessels, heart attack and stroke. Let me explain how alirocumab works. 1)      Alirocumab is a proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor or blocker. Therefore this medication blocks the above enzyme’s (PCSK9) function. 2)      PCSK9 is an enzyme found in the liver and intestine, its main function is to…
  • Major Side Effects of Alirocumab

    H. L. Daneschvar, MD, FACP
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:10 am
    Alirocumab (Praluent), like almost everything else has side effects that you should know about.Major side effects are as follows,1)      Local injection site reaction: as mentioned before, this medication is administered by injection. Therefore, the injection site could become irritated and swollen. (2.5% of COMBO ODYSEE study population)2)      Musculoskeletal problem: patients on alirocumab have a higher risk of musculoskeletal issues such as pain and discomfort. (4.4% of the study population)3)      Abnormal liver enzymes:  the administration of alirocumab could also result…
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    Spiritfoods

  • Chlorophyll: A Powerful Blood Builder and Chelating Agent

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:27 am
    Chlorophyll is the green pigment in plants responsible for absorbing the light necessary for photosynthesis. It is often considered to be the “blood” of plants, since it comprises the basic physiology of the plant and is required for their basic metabolic functions, such as growth and respiration. While most land plants contain chlorophyll to some […]
  • Three Effective Natural Remedies for Intestinal Parasites

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:28 am
    Many people tend to assume that intestinal parasites are a Third World problem, but the truth is that they also affect millions of people in the Western world. In fact, intestinal parasites have risen to epidemic levels in the United States, with an estimated 50 percent of Americans believed to suffer from parasitic organisms in […]
  • Low Carb Diets Can Boost Weight Loss and Improve Cardiovascular Health

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    8 Jun 2015 | 5:46 am
    Low carb diets, including the ketogenic diet, have been controversial for decades. The belief that fats are bad while carbohydrates are good, which has its origins in scientifically questionable studies from the 1950s, still assumes a strong hold over public consciousness. However, the tides are gradually turning, and more researchers are beginning to question the […]
  • Three Major Steps We Can Take to Stabilize Our Estrogen Levels

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:57 am
    Estrogen is the name given to an important group of compounds that affect the growth and function of tissues throughout the body, including the tissues responsible for reproduction. It plays a significant role in maintaining cardiovascular function, helps keep our bones healthy, and has a strong influence over our mood and behavior. In other words, […]
  • Three Healthy, Lactose-Free Substitutes to Animal Milk

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    28 May 2015 | 7:21 am
    According to an article published on the Genetics Home Reference website, an estimated 65 percent of the world’s population has difficulty digesting lactose, a sugar found in animal milk, after infancy. While people of East Asian descent are the most likely to suffer from lactose intolerance, it also affects large populations of the United States […]
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    Station Health

  • The Best Workout for Your Zodiac Sign

    Sebastian Kessler
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:16 am
    Wondering why you’re not getting the desired results you were hoping for at the gym? If you believe in astrology and horoscopes, then you’ll believe that astrology plays a huge role when it comes to your gym habits. There is a routine that matches every personality. When a zodiac sign rules certain parts of the body, you want to avoid activities that could potentially harm that body parts. Read on to find out which is the best workout for your zodiac sign! Aries Working out comes naturally to Aries, since it boosts their mood and reduces stress. Aries people are ambitious and…
  • How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

    Sebastian Kessler
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Many of us have been there before: You’ve had a few drinks, and now you’re wondering when you’ll be completely sober again. Read on to find out how long does alcohol stay in your system and what can you do to speed up the process. The answer to this question depends on how much alcohol you’ve had to drink – the larger the number of the drinks, the higher your blood alcohol content and the longer it takes to clean out your system. Once the alcohol is consumed it will slowly enter into your system and remain in the blood until the body itself expels it. Even though…
  • Why Is Regular Teeth Care So Important?

    Sebastian Kessler
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:01 am
    source: dentalonflinders.com.au When celebrities smile in front of a camera, they almost blind you with their shiny, white, perfectly ordered teeth. I often wonder, are their teeth actually theirs, or the work of a very expensive dentist? Or maybe, a very precise, effective care and religious respect to the dentist’s appointment? While most of us see the visit to the dentist as torture and try to avoid it by all means possible, those that are right on time for cleaning and checking, smile with a blinding effect. Teeth are important for various reasons, one of which is the fact that oral…
  • Beyond the Mimosa: Sparkling Wine Cocktail To Wake Up Your Brunch

    Sebastian Kessler
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:50 am
    From puckering Champagne Mojitos to refreshing, herb-infused Campari-Fennel Aperitifs, there is no denying that a sparkling wine cocktail makes the perfect match to celebrate every occasion. The truth is, you do not need a special occasion to celebrate life and enjoy in the heavenly flavours of your favourite sparkling wine cocktail. Thus, sparkling wine cocktails go amazingly well when taken before, during and after ‘brunch o’clock’. If you have not known that yet, you should definitely try it. It is guaranteed that you will be looking forward to the next time, which I…
  • Does Quit Smoking Hypnotherapy Works?

    Sebastian Kessler
    9 Jun 2015 | 2:48 am
    Are you struggling to quit smoking? If so, nice move. Becoming aware of the negative effects that smoking has on your health and admitting that you have a problem with nicotine addiction are the initial steps on your quit smoking journey. What’s next? To find a solution to the problem of course. If you’ve been here before, you probably know that most of the smoking cessation methods and products don’t work on the long run. This is not a reason for you to give up on your intention to make something good for your health. Why not consider hypnotherapy as an option instead?