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  • Chemical burns: First aid

    All Mayo Clinic health information topics
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
  • Drinking Water: What's the Science?

    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Who should drink how much water? Bottled or tap? Medscape Expert Commentator, Dr. Jeffrey Berns, and Dr. Stanley Goldfarb discuss the evidence and what you should tell patients. For more from Dr. Berns, visit Medscape: medscape.com/index/list_3468_0 Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Good bedtime habits equal better sleep for kids

    Medical Xpress - Health News
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    Children obtain better and more age-appropriate sleep in the presence of household rules and regular sleep-wake routines, according to sleep researchers.
  • Workouts get smart, streamlined with tech-personalized routines

    Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:13 am
    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - When 55-year-old Connie Antoniou visits her fitness studio, the leg press knows her name. “The machines are programmed for my body so they take the guesswork out and I’m not worried I’ll injure myself,” said Antoniou, an Illinois realtor. It just took too long.” An increasing number of gyms are using high-tech exercise equipment that can prompt, respond and adapt to individuals in what fitness experts say may signal a future that frees clients from trying to gauge how fast, how hard or how long to work out. Now her trainer at The Exercise…
  • Cholesterol advisory for healthy adults

    Health - CBSNews.com
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    Researchers say evenly mildly elevated cholesterol levels in adults 35 to 55 years old can increase the risk of heart disease. Also, a possible link between insomnia and high blood pressure. Danielle Nottingham reports on the day's top health news.
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  • J&J Consumer's Five Level Safety Assurance Process

    14 Jan 2015 | 1:29 pm
    J&J Consumer's Five Level Safety Assurance Process At the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, each product formulation must pass our five-level safety assurance process. We continually re-evaluate... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 48 1 ratings Time: 02:18 More in Education
  • J&J/Bavarian Nordic Ebola Vaccine R&D B-Roll

    5 Jan 2015 | 1:46 pm
    J&J/Bavarian Nordic Ebola Vaccine R&D B-Roll This video includes b-roll of research & development at Crucell Holland B.V., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, and Bavarian... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 450 3 ratings Time: 02:46 More in Education
  • The Roots Behind "Finding Your Roots"

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    The Roots Behind "Finding Your Roots" Recently, Johnson & Johnson hosted Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at our corporate headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ. Professor Gates is... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 864 6 ratings Time: 06:21 More in Education
  • Our Commitment to the U.N. MDGs

    9 Dec 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Our Commitment to the U.N. MDGs Sharon D'Agostino, Johnson & Johnson Vice President of Corporate Citizenship, discusses our commitment to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. J&... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 311 2 ratings Time: 02:16 More in Education
  • Following Through on Our Commitment to Haiti

    30 Nov 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Following Through on Our Commitment to Haiti In honor of World AIDS Day 2014, Dr. Perry Mohammed, Medical Director of Janssen Global Public Health, wrote about a return trip he made to Haiti in November... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 265 1 ratings Time: 00:46 More in Education
 
 
 
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    The New Republic

  • Republicans Are Making the Same Mistakes Today That Democrats Made Last Decade

    Brian Beutler
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    There probably aren’t many lessons to be learned about the politics of income inequality by studying the fight over reproductive rights, but Republicans would be wise to learn this one.Last week, just as anti-abortion activists descended on Washington for an annual pro-life march, House GOP leader
  • Why Do Teen Girls in America Want to Get Pregnant?

    Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:36 pm
    A study published in The Journal of Adolescent Health’s February issue poses a curious question: If the rate of pregnancy per 1,000 teen girls in the U.S. is 57, why is the rate of abortion only 15 per
  • Republicans Are So Desperate, They're Blaming Obama for Income Inequality

    Danny Vinik
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:32 pm
    On Monday, President Barack Obama’s favorability rating hit 50 in the Gallup tracking poll for the first time since June 2013, with his unfavorable rating at 45 percent. That’s a 22-point improvement since the m
  • Is American Judaism Ready for Interfaith Rabbis?

    Adam Nathaniel Peck
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    By his sophomore year at Brown University, Lex Rofes knew he wanted to pursue a career in Judaism. Whether as a rabbi or a teacher, he was committed to working in the service of American Jewry.So when a recruiter from a rabbinical college came to speak in his junior year, Rofes made sure he was in a
  • Obama Isn't Done Infuriating Republicans With His Environmental Orders

    Rebecca Leber
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:21 pm
    This weekend, President Barack Obama proposed that Congress designate 12.3 million acres of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as a wilderness area. The move not only protects a habitat that’s home to p
 
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    Newswise: MedNews

  • Lorraine Frazier, Ph.D., R.N., Named Dean of Uthealth School of Nursing

    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    Lorraine Frazier, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., has been named dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing, effective Feb. 2.
  • Incisional Hernia Repairs Among Older Men Rose 24.2 Percent From 2001 to 2010

    RTI International
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Incisional hernia repairs among men age 65 years and older rose 24.2 percent in the United States from 2001 to 2010, according to a study by researchers from RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Where You Can Find New Labels and Why It's Not All About the Numbers

    Kansas State University
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    A Kansas State University nutritionist explains a new regulation requiring calorie labeling at restaurants and why it's not just the numbers that put weight on your waistline.
  • Mayo and King-Devick Test Have Licensing Agreement for Sideline Concussion Test

    Mayo Clinic
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    Concussions are in the national spotlight for the damage being done to student and professional athletes. Determining when an athlete should be removed from play is a major challenge in preventing injury. Athletes routinely deny symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that between 1.6 and 3.8 million students have concussions every year. In an effort to bring both awareness and increase screening, Mayo Clinic has agreed to a licensing agreement with King-Devick Test Inc., which has developed a proven indicator of ocular motor, visual and cognitive function for…
  • Gluten-Free Diet Is Treatment, Not Trend, for Those with Celiac Disease

    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    For people who have celiac disease, going gluten-free isn't a lifestyle choice, it's a necessity. For everyone else, steering clear of gluten isn't necessarily a good idea.
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    Digg: sex Stories

  • Deeply Conservative Oklahoma Adjusts To Sudden Arrival Of Same- Sex Marriage

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:59 pm
    7, the day after same- sex marriage became legal in Oklahoma, but decided that they were not satisfied with a two-minute ceremony that felt like checking something off a list.
  • Searching For Sex

    25 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    Call it everything you always wanted to know about sex , but didn’t have the data to ask.
  • Here's The Most Dangerous Sex Position, According To Scientists

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Danger is sex y. So is switching up your coital positions and keeping it fresh. It would stand to reason that if science tells you that one position is the most dangerous of all then everyone will want to do it — but beware! The consequences aren’t pretty.
  • Bizarre And Horrifying Sex Patents

    21 Jan 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Depending on who you talk to, the future of sex may be teledildonics. Or virtual reality. Or painfully hot fleshlights. But the one thing almost everyone can agree upon? The future of sex is not a pump-action dildo you strap to your chin. Nor is it any of these other bizarre, terrifying, and wonderfully weird sex -improving patent hopefuls.
  • Miracle Village: The Sleepy Florida Town For Sex Offenders

    19 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    The bungalows once exclusively housed migrant cane cutters from the West Indies, some of whom still live here. But Miracle Village’s current population predominantly consists of sex offenders. This is their sanctuary, a place to go when they finish their prison sentences and find they are not welcome where they once lived.
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • SumoMe Now Works With FeedBlitz

    Heather Solos
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    Some of you have been asking what’s a good list building plugin or tool. I’m happy to announce that SumoMe now works with your FeedBlitz account. Why is this exciting? The SumoMe WordPress Plugin has three list building tools: Smart Bar Scroll Box List Builder (popup). Each of these tools is available from the Sumo Store which you will find after the plugin has been installed on your site. Here is a brief screencast that demonstrates how to add SumoMe to your WordPress site, where to find your FeedBlitz API key, and how to add that to SumoMe to get started growing your list.
  • On Resilience … Or, Welcome Back, Amanda

    Phil Hollows
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    One of the joys of being in a small, tightly knit company like FeedBlitz is that, as colleagues, we grow close to each other.  We share our triumphs and joys; and we circle the wagons when the going gets tough. In reality, on balance, 2014 was more tough than not for the FeedBlitz crew. Of course, like any community, we don’t often share the hard times publicly.  We struggle, we manage, we support each other, and with luck nobody on the outside notices. Nothing unusual, really, in that. There are, however, some things — even the tougher ones — that are very much worth…
  • Managing Images in Your Newsletter Template Just Got Easier

    Heather Solos
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    FeedBlitz gives all publishers the ability to control every aspect of newsletter design. The Easy Editor allows FeedBlitz publishers to control their logo, fonts and colors, whether or not to include a table of contents, and a simple utility bar that provides subscribers with an easy forward option, a convenient contact link etc. The FeedBlitz Easy Editor is mobile responsive by default, there’s no fiddling or testing, it simply works. Publishers who want even more fine-tuned control of their newsletter can do so in the Advanced Template Editor (ATE). The ATE allows full source control…
  • Malware Warnings

    Phil Hollows
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    Update Looks like the reviews have completed and things are back to normal. Some systems will cache the earlier results, and the updates may take a while to roll out. If you’re still seeing warnings, please try Ctrl+F5 to refresh your browser’s local cache. Original Post If you’re seeing a “malware warning” when clicking through to FeedBlitz this morning, yikes, that can be scary. For the record, rest assured, we are safe; we have a review pending with Google this morning. Meanwhile it IS safe to click through, FeedBlitz itself hasn’t been damaged and…
  • .@Wistia videos now supported in FeedBlitz emails

    Phil Hollows
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    Video in email is a pain. Unless you’re an HTML5 guru and only want your emails working on iOS devices, video just plain doesn’t work in email. FeedBlitz has long supported video providers such as YouTube and Vimeo and more, by automatically converting videos from these systems into thumbnails that work great in email. Today, we’ve added up-and-comer Wistia to the list of supported video services. So if you are on the FeedBlitz web site, what you see next is a Wistia corporate video in their video player. If you get this via email, however, you’ll see a thumbnail…
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    Health News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • Gates, UK take lead in $7.5 billion pledge for children's vaccines

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:53 am
    BERLIN (Reuters) - International donors led by Bill Gates and Britain pledged $7.5 billion on Tuesday for vaccines to immunize 300 million children in poor countries against potentially deadly diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia, Germany's development minister said. At a Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) conference in Berlin, the British government and the Microsoft founder once again topped the donations at about $1.5 billion each. German Development Minister Gerd Mueller said the donors had actually beaten GAVI's target by pledging $7.54 billion. ...
  • Novartis pharma boss expects pressure on cancer drug prices

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:24 am
    Payers are likely to put pressure on drugmakers to lower the cost of cancer medicines, particularly when alternative treatments are available, the head of Novartis' pharma division said on Tuesday. "I think there will be increased pressure on oncology prices," David Epstein, head of Novartis' pharmaceutical division told an analyst call after the company reported fourth-quarter results. Earlier this month it said cost savings on expensive cancer treatments could be achieved if the company were involved earlier in the decision-making process.
  • U.N. secures pledge to free 3,000 South Sudan child soldiers

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:18 am
    The United Nations has secured a pledge for the release of about 3,000 child soldiers in South Sudan, in what it called "one of the largest ever demobilisations of children". The children, aged between 11 and 17, were recruited by the South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA) Cobra Faction, led by David Yau Yau, and some had been fighting for almost four years. Two hundred and eighty children were released on Tuesday at a village in Jonglei State, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said, and further releases will take place over the next month. "These children have been forced to do and see things no…
  • Workouts get smart, streamlined with tech-personalized routines

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:13 am
    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - When 55-year-old Connie Antoniou visits her fitness studio, the leg press knows her name. “The machines are programmed for my body so they take the guesswork out and I’m not worried I’ll injure myself,” said Antoniou, an Illinois realtor. It just took too long.” An increasing number of gyms are using high-tech exercise equipment that can prompt, respond and adapt to individuals in what fitness experts say may signal a future that frees clients from trying to gauge how fast, how hard or how long to work out. Now her trainer at The Exercise…
  • Plague cases rise in Madagascar, fear of more epidemics: WHO

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:48 am
    Plague has killed 57 people out of 213 known cases in Madagascar and more deaths are feared after recent flooding forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and set rats on the run, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. The U.N. agency's first update since late November, when there were 119 cases including 40 deaths, was based on new figures from the Health Ministry.
 
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    WHO news

  • WHO welcomes appointment of UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis Dr Eric P. Goosby

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:01 am
    WHO welcomes the appointment of the new United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Tuberculosis (TB), Dr Eric P. Goosby, M.D. Dr Goosby’s extensive and high-level experience in global health and diplomacy give him the perfect background for this critical role. Despite recent gains, tuberculosis remains a serious public health issue - fueled in part by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with antimicrobial resistance posing an ever-present threat to its control. WHO looks forward to working closely with Dr Goosby in our shared effort to raise the profile of the fight against TB and to attain…
  • Statement on the 4th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:18 am
    The fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 regarding the Ebola virus disease (EVD, or “Ebola”) outbreak in West Africa was conducted with members and advisors of the Emergency Committee on Tuesday, 20 January 2015. This meeting was convened to review, in accordance with IHR provisions, whether the event continued to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and, if so, whether this warranted an extension or revision of the three -month date of the expiration of the temporary…
  • Noncommunicable diseases prematurely take 16 million lives annually, WHO urges more action

    19 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    Urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely – before the age of 70 – from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes, according to a new WHO report. “The global community has the chance to change the course of the NCD epidemic,” says WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan, who today launched the "Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2014". “By investing just US$ 1-3 dollars per person per year, countries can dramatically…
  • Government of Mali and WHO announce the end of the Ebola outbreak in Mali

    18 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Bamako, 18 January 2015 -- Malian authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the end of the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Mali since 42 days had elapsed after the last Ebola case tested negative in laboratory tests on the 6 December 2014.
  • Ebola in West Africa: 12 months on

    15 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    One year after the first Ebola cases started to surface in Guinea, WHO is publishing this series of 14 papers that take an in-depth look at West Africa’s first epidemic of Ebola virus disease. The papers explore reasons why the disease evaded detection for several months and the factors, many specific to West Africa, that fuelled its subsequent spread.
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    Experience Life

  • Hidden Treasures

    Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Question: What’s the difference between a bag of frozen summer squash and a bag of ice? Answer: If you were just reading that little black-and-white Nutrition Facts label printed on most every package of food in the United States, you might think, not much. I’m looking at the so-called facts on a sack of summer squash right now. I have counted 13 zeros. Calories? Fifteen in one serving. But after that, it’s mostly zeros. Calories from fat, zero. Total fat, zero. Saturated fat, zero. Trans fat, zero. Cholesterol, zero. Sodium, zero percent of your daily value. Then we bump up a little…
  • Order Out of Chaos: The Linen Closet and Bathroom

    Andrea Gerasimo
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to decluttering, most of us like to tackle our public spaces first. It’s easier to justify expending attention and energy on areas where we are likely to host guests, like kitchens and living rooms. But we ignore the power of our most functional and private spaces at our peril. Disarray in our bathrooms, medicine cabinets, and linen closets, for example, can make daily rituals like bathing or brushing our teeth far more difficult than they should be. Even a little thoughtful organization can create the kind of ease that gets our days off to a peaceful start. Here’s how I…
  • Order Out of Chaos: Linen Closet and Bathroom Makeover (Slideshow)

    Experience Life Staff
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Andrea Gerasimo uses some decluttering and feng shui techniques to tackle the space of former EL fitness editor Laine Bergeson.
  • Be Strong, Live Long

    Experience Life Staff
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    One more great reason to start strength training now: Older adults with more muscle mass live longer, according to a 2014 UCLA report published in the American Journal of Medicine. Researchers looked at data from 3,600 men aged 55 or older and women aged 65 or older, tracking survival rates over a decade. Across the board, those with greater muscle mass — regardless of their body mass index (BMI) — were less likely to die prematurely from nonnatural causes. For older people, ample muscle mass appears to be even more important than low fat mass, says professor Arun Karlamangla, PhD.
  • Our Favorites: January/February 2015 Lifestyle Products (Slideshow)

    Experience Life Staff
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Check out the healthy-living products on our radar!
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    calorielab.com

  • The Pizza-Poverty Connection: Childhood Nutrition and Public Schools

    CalorieLab
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Jeffrey Chiang/Flickr Too many of our children are overweight and undernourished, and this is caused by high-calorie, low-nutrient food. And high on the list of this junk food is pizza. Originally pizza was a simple food, and not so unhealthy. A pizza Margherita in Naples uses fat-free, very thin crust topped with a simple, unsweetened, lightly salted tomato sauce, a little bit of mozzarella cheese, and a few leaves of basil. It’s not really bad for you, eaten in moderation. But the average pizza today is a mountain of unhealthy carbs, saturated fat, cancer-causing…
  • Sneaky Sugars: They’re in Damn Near Everything in Your Pantry

    CalorieLab
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Food Thinkers/Flickr Probably the simplest way to lose (or at least not gain) excess weight is to eliminate added sugars as much as possible. Added sugar is the stuff in packaged food products, not the granulated sugar that you yourself spoon into your tea or coffee or onto your oatmeal or grapefruit. Unfortunately, this is difficult to accomplish, given that added sugars are now present in almost everything on the supermarket shelves – unless you’re in the cleaning products aisle. I was reminded of that fact by Lisa Kaplan Gordon, who pointed out that it’s…
  • Nutritious Soups Can Cut Calories (But Watch the Sodium)

    CalorieLab
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Whitney/Flickr Starting a meal with soup may help fill you up enough to reduce the calories you consume at the rest of the meal without setting you up to overeat later, according to some researchers. But for this to work, the soup needs to be broth- or vegetable-based, not a high-calorie cheesy or creamy soup. You are more likely to be successful with this strategy if the foods you eat following the soup are served in smaller portions than your usual amounts, because overeating is often a response to big portions rather than unsatisfied hunger. You can also use soup as a…
  • The Fat Gene Carries Less Weight Than We Thought

    CalorieLab
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Seattle Municipal Archives We don’t know exactly how many genes there are in the human genome. The most recent estimates put the number at somewhere between 19,000 and 21,000, although that’s just for protein-encoding genes; if you add in genes that produce functional RNA molecules, we could be talking in the neighborhood of 44,000. Whatever our actual gene count, only one of them has a variant that has been found to be consistently linked with obesity, and it is called FTO. I’m not sure what that stands for, but it is easy to remember if you think of it as an…
  • Choose from Dr. J’s 5 Weekly Exercise Plans to Extend Your Life

    CalorieLab
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) _T604/Flickr Almost 80 percent of US adults do not do the minimal amount of exercise recommended by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is unfortunate because a new study has shown that lack of exercise is responsible for killing more than twice as many people as obesity. The study, “Activity and all-cause mortality across levels of overall and abdominal adiposity in European men and women,” published in the January 14th 2015 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analyzed data from 334,161 men and women across Europe…
 
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    Starling Fitness

  • If Gandhi Took A Yoga Class

    Laura Moncur
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:53 pm
    I’ve never taken a yoga class. I’ve been thinking about it, because the yoga videos I’ve watched are HARD to do because I can’t do the moves and watch the TV at the same time. They should show me HOW to do the move first, then tell me the NAME of the move and THEN we should do it together. I’m trying a BEGINNING yoga video for a reason!! I’ve never done it before, except in Yourself Fitness, which was even worse… But what if an experienced person like Gandhi took a yoga class. Would he have trouble too? This video cracked me up when I saw it. When he…
  • This Girl Can Do

    Laura Moncur
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    This girl can do… Don’t nobody tell me I can’t!
  • 5K Runner: A Couch to 5K App That Actually Works

    Laura Moncur
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Don’t get me started talking about Couch to 5K apps. I will rage and spew hatred for all the crappy apps out there. It will be an hour-long rant about how the MOST important thing about a Couch to 5K app are the audio cues. So, if you want to learn to start running and want an app to help you with that process, DO NOT SEARCH FOR COUCH TO 5K ON THE APP STORE!!! You will find SO many apps and they are ALL garbage. All of them, except 5K Runner. 5K Runner: 0 to 5K run training on iTunes With a Couch to 5K program, you learn to run by doing intervals. There are times when you run and times…
  • Persist Until Something Happens: PUSH Yourself!

    Laura Moncur
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I absolutely adore this art from That ARThletic Girl — First fitness art for 2015! Yay! ???? #arthlete. It reads: Persist Until Something Happens #PushYourself I am going to remember this every time I’m thinking of quitting my workout because it’s too hard…
  • Be So Busy Loving Your Life That You Have No Time For Hate, Regret Or Fear

    Laura Moncur
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I found this motivational poster on Your Weight Is Over. I really liked the idea. It reads: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret, or fear. This has been, hands-down, the BEST way to feel better about myself. There are things in my life that I want to do. I want to write books. I want to have a healthy body. I want to go years and years without bingeing. I want to go to Quebec and speak French with the locals. So, I make a checklist every day. EVERY DAY!! I set TINY goals every day that have something to do with loving my life. Exercising, meditating, writing,…
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    EcoSalon

  • Your Best Lip Color: A Month By Month Guide

    Liz Thompson
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Most women are lip stuff junkies to some degree. Gloss, stick, stain, balm…whatever your lippy of choice, it’s the cherry on top of your makeup routine. Find out which is your best lip color in our month by month guide. Have you ever noticed that your favorite lip color looks all wrong as seasons change? You wouldn’t wear black calf high boots or red plaid in the heat of summer or your flowy mango tank in the winter, right? It looks all wrong. Same goes for lip color. As if it’s not enough fun to pick out a new lip color, how about a different one for each month? Think of it as trying…
  • How to Save the Planet: A 14-Year Old Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur Knows the Secret

    Sara Novak
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Meet Maya Penn, a teen who plans to save the planet one idea at a time. When I was 14 I spent most of my time talking on the phone, fantasizing about my crushes, and doing my homework. I had no plans to save the planet and quite honestly knew little about my impact on it. But Maya Penn, a 14-year-old fashion entrepreneur and environmentalist, doesn’t just put my teenage accomplishments to shame, she’s also quite impressive compared to most adults I know. “Ideas make the world go round,” she said in her recent TED talk. Maya has been expanding on her ideas since long before she was a…
  • Should the HPV Test Replace the Pap Smear?

    Abbie Stutzer
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Should the HPV test replace the Pap smear? Some medical professionals think it should. I, however, am just a woman with a vagina and a cervix, and I think these medical professionals are totally wrong. The HPV test specifically screens for human papilloma virus, a virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer. The Pap smear, a widely-used test that screens for abnormal cells, doesn’t specifically screen for HPV, though. Because the Pap smear doesn’t screen for HPV, two medical groups are saying that “could replace the Pap smear with a different test to screen many women for cervical…
  • Hey, Sci-Fi Fans: ‘The X-Files’ is Possibly Coming Back

    Abbie Stutzer
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    I think 2014 and 2015 will forever be known as the years cult television lovers felt total bliss. In late 2014, “Twin Peaks” creators announced that the show would go on. And now, in early 2015, Fox has confirmed that the company is thinking about rebooting “The X-Files.” Vanity Fair recently reported that Fox is in the very early “logistical phase” of rebooting “The X-Files.” So, basically, Fox is making sure that all the original cast members – David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson – would be on board: “Fox promised, they’re not doing ‘The X-Files’ without…
  • The Next Big Craze Could be Water (Correction: Blue Solar Water)

    Aylin Erman
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Move over Smart Water, blue solar water is in town and it’s set to become the newest health craze. Recently, Gisele Bundchen was seen walking out of a spinning class with blue solar water in tow. Boasted for its soothing, calming and regenerative effects, blue solar water is a holistic approach to getting in your eight glasses a day. The blue solar water tradition is linked to an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness called Ho’oponopono. It is a sun-charged water that has been used since ancient times but has only been rediscovered in recent years as a treatment…
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    Evidence in Motion

  • #Physicaltherapy Document will be posted

    Larry Benz
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    At least the PQRS prediction from this post, is already happening! Per this CMS document, under 2015 PQRS Implementation Guide:  Provides guidance about how to select measures for reporting, how to read and understand a measure specification, and outlines the various reporting methods available for 2015 PQRS. The Implementation Guide also details how to implement claims-based […] The post #Physicaltherapy Document will be posted appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Called to Care #physicaltherapy presentation CSM Feb 6th

    Larry Benz
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    On Feb 6th from 8:00-10:00am at CSM Indianapolis, I will be presenting Called to Care:  Integration of Positive Psychology in Physical Therapy for the Private Practice Section.  The research that I will present was in fulfillment of a degree program that I completed at UPENN in 2013. Some background: In 1998, as incoming president of […] The post Called to Care #physicaltherapy presentation CSM Feb 6th appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • A Conversation with the AAOMPT SSIG

    Tim Flynn PT PhD
    17 Jan 2015 | 7:34 am
    I want to thank the AAOMPT Student Special Interest Group for inviting me to have free flowing Google Hangout earlier this week about the Evolution of Manual Physical Therapy. If you are interested you can watch the recording of the session.    The discussion evolved into the need for a continued focus on the therapist-client interaction.The future of […] The post A Conversation with the AAOMPT SSIG appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • #DPTStudent Chat Feature Friday: Chat with Mark Dwyer, PT & Hospital Administrator

    John Childs
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:42 am
      Welcome to the #DPTStudent Chat “Feature Friday”;  a weekly recap of the Twitter chat/Google Hangout that the #DPTStudent group hosts every other Wednesday night from 9:00 – 10:00 EST. Be sure to monitor the #DPTstudent hashtag on Twitter & follow chat administrators, @LauraLWebb, @TylerTracy10 & @Jocelyn_SPT for announcements about topics, including live interviews. This Wednesday night’s […] The post #DPTStudent Chat Feature Friday: Chat with Mark Dwyer, PT & Hospital Administrator appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Does our Profession Welcome Women When They ‘Lean In’?

    John Childs
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    Most everyone is familiar about the LeanIn movement jump started by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Jessica Schwartz (@DPT2Go) over at PT2Go recently tweeted posted about “The Women in Medicine and Health Science program: an innovative initiative to support female faculty at the University of California Davis School of Medicine” in light of the fact that […] The post Does our Profession Welcome Women When They ‘Lean In’? appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
 
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Life Without Kids Before Life Without Kids

    Mel
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:35 am
    I went back to write this comment, but it got too long, so I decided to put it here since it was post-length vs. comment-length. Mali had a really interesting mini-post about people referring to their time pre-kids as their life without kids; in other words, saying that they understood what it was like to […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 22: Onion Goggles

    Mel
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:16 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* When I need to cut a lot of onions… like more than two onions… I wear a snorkel mask.  I skip the snorkel and just wear the goggles which cover half my face.  They’re really […]
  • All the Hidden Jewish Students at Hogwarts

    Mel
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:39 am
    Right before winter break, there was a small backlash against JK Rowling online.  She was answering a fan’s question, and she stated that there had been a Jewish student at Hogwarts all along, even though there was nothing marking him as Jewish in any of the books: .@benjaminroffman Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard. — J.K. […]
  • 529th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:09 am
    I learned about the Love Actualized set of questions from a New York Times article.  If you click on that link, you can play them from your phone or computer.  It’s 36 questions of increasing intimacy that you ask back and forth with another person such as your partner or close friend.  You start out […]
  • Basted Eggs

    Mel
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:17 am
    Why had no one told me about basted eggs? Josh went out to breakfast and ordered something called basted eggs.  He took a photo and texted it to me.  They looked like perfect eggs over medium: whites fully cooked, yolks runny. Last night, we were both still hungry after dinner and decided we wanted an […]
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    Carla Birnberg

  • I walked my half-marathon!

    Carla
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:55 am
    My base-layer Sunday. On many levels. I did it. I’ll say again, more than anything, I’m proud of myself (<—yep. P-word). I was exhausted (hats off to single parents. this monday-friday is kicking my…piriformis). After days of umbrella-tearing winds, rains and flooding I wanted to seize THAT as an excuse (nice forecast. couldn’t.) I remembered how people shared they thought walking was more grueling than running. I didn’t bail. I did it. When I decided to sign up, back in August, I wasn’t yet allowed to share I was moving. I’d found my groove!
  • Being a blank page.

    Carla
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:55 am
    The other morning the Child woke earlier than usual. When she came downstairs I was still busy trying to make my mind like this: She was curious. I struggled to explain. Om over at Venus Williams’ place sharing how I broke down, on her 9 year old level, meditation and how it doesn’t change things. Join me?   Disclaimer: Venus and Team Eleven by Venus is a client.  My CrAzY morning meditation musings are all my own. The post Being a blank page. appeared first on Carla Birnberg.
  • When good habits go rogue (guest post).

    Carla
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:55 am
    Hi! Ashleigh here! In November, Carla wrote this really thought-provoking post on shedding good habits. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend you do. Go on…I’ll still be here when you get back! When I read that post, I pretty much immediately knew what “good” habit I was needing to shed: nap taking See, power naps can be helpful. I’m sure many of us have heard how 20-30 minute naps can restore and even increase alertness while enhancing performance. The top results in a Google search of “naps” are all about their benefits. For many…
  • A day in my life.

    Carla
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    My initial thought when I decided to join the Day in my Life link-up was: I can’t imagine anyone cares what I do all day/what my routine looks like? And then, like some sort of law of attraction, I began to receive a flurry of questions from friends online and off. How different is your routine in Austin versus Oakland? How many times a week do you go to the gym? How early do you get up?! When will you find your new Austin comfy-routine? (yep. that final one was posed to me by me.) What made me smile the most was the complete lack of questions about what I eat during my day. I…
  • This weekend’s half-marathon…

    Carla
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:05 am
    Yep. I know. Even I am a little bit shocked I didn’t bail (best predictor of future success bailing is past bailing, right?). That said, I didn’t do myself too too proud and I also didn’t train. I decided to view this all through the same lens I do most things: the acknowledgement life is my sport. I walked everywhere when we lived in Oakland (everywherewhere.  some farmers market visiting days I’d easily nail 30k steps). I’ve continued that these past 25 days (but who’s counting?) back in the ATX as best I can. I’ve convinced an equally nutball…
 
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Strava's "Run With Us" Video Will Get You Pumped!

    Scott Dunlap
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Strava's latest video project has some jaw-dropping footage of runners from all over the world, featuring athletes Kilian Jornet, Kara Goucher, Alex Ho, Matt Ashworth, Monica Squitieri, Ashley Relf, Kelsey Clausen, Ian Curtis, Chris Douglas, and Kristin and Luis Pena. Check it out!
  • A Wet and Wily 2015 Redding Marathon

    Scott Dunlap
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    There is something delectably pure about a small, local marathon. Runners know every runner/volunteer on the course, aid stations are stacked with homemade goodies, a hearty "go!" sends everyone off, and puppies are given away as prizes (okay, just one this time, but still). This was the warm embrace I felt as I joined ~240 runners for the 14th Annual Redding Marathon, in Redding, CA, a growing city set in the Shasta wilderness in Northern California. They had put together a splendid day for us (including pie at the finish!), and a little rain wasn't nearly enough to wash away the ear-to-ear…
  • Scenes from the 2015 Coastal Trail Runs Crystal Springs 50k

    Scott Dunlap
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:44 pm
    On my long run today, I caught the Coastal Trail Runs Crystal Springs 50k in action here in Woodside, CA. It's so awesome to see my home trails full of smiling runners crushing hills! Especially on a 50-60 degree classic California day.I shot a few hundred photos, but per usual, only a few came out alright - runners, volunteers, and CTR RD's welcome to use them for any purposes. Thank you all for coming to visit our parks!(Beat the sun to the top!)(Jason Reed never misses this race!)(The amazing Jennifer Devine Pfeiffer, tuning up for the Rocky Raccoon 100m...I'm pretty sure that pony tail is…
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    Marijke: nurse turned writer

  • Just the Right Dose - Helping people understand their prescription drugs

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    Prescription drugs are an important part of life for millions of people. Some drugs are literally lifesaving, while others make life more comfortable. But these medications have become so commonplace and easily available that they might not be taken as seriously as they should be. And that is very dangerous.When I began working as a nurse, I was often surprised at how little some of my patients knew about their prescription drugs. When taking a nursing history (an intake interview of sorts), we would ask about what drugs the patients took at home, how they took them, and so on. So many…
  • Setting Goals versus Resolutions

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    It's that time of year again - New Year's Eve is around the corner and people are planning their resolutions for 2015. Gyms will be packed with people who have the best intentions of getting fit again, diet programs will see an uptick in memberships, stores will sell more organization tools, and many people will be making lists of things that they plan on improving on. I'm not one of them.I've never made resolutions for the new year - at least I can't recall ever doing so. My new year always seems to be in September, when children go back to school and work places return to normal after…
  • Over 200 Billion Dollars For Prescription Meds in U.S. Alone

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    Wow. Just wow.I'm doing some research this morning for a book I'm working on - about prescription medications. I decided to do a search for how much money Canadians and Americans spent on prescription drugs in the course of one year. The numbers blew me away.According to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2013, Americans spent $235,447,332,092 on prescription medications - that's over 200 billion dollars. Canadians, with a much smaller population than in the U.S., spent over 2.2 billion dollars, according to the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA).The issue with so many…
  • It's Duh Study Time Again

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

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

  • "Walk the walk to talk the talk" - Cleveland Clinic video

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    CCF leaders are running two innovative "walk in my shoes" programs to take Cleveland Clinic to the next level. This involves learning how to do everyone's job, hands-on. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Exam preparation: NEJM Knowledge+ Adaptive Learning Explained

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    "At the heart of NEJM Knowledge+ is a smart, adaptive engine that will transform your learning experience. This adaptive learning platform quickly assesses the subjects you know well, and identifies the areas where you need reinforcement. It then delivers more of what you need and less of what you already know, continually adjusting based on your performance. Adaptive learning ensures that you’ll spend your time efficiently, focusing on what you need to learn and review.Take a look at how adaptive learning helps you tackle the challenges of lifelong learning and board preparation. Learn…
  • Adult acne: how to treat it?

    24 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    A Mayo Clinic dermatologist gives tips on how adults can prevent and treat acne. Treatment options include over the counter medications as well as prescription medications.Acne has 3 stages that can be remembered by the mnemonic "CIN":Comedonal - black/whitehead, open/closedInflammatory - pimples/zitsNodulocysticUse Topical Treatment such as Differin gel as on CCC-F: Cheek, Chin, Cheek, Forehead Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Top medicine articles for January 2015

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Nearly half of high school students had ever tried tobacco in 2013, and nearly a quarter were current users http://buff.ly/1xw5dCeEvery Kiss Begins With 80 Million Germs – study published in journal Microbiome. Kissing is a courtship behavior unique to humans and is common in over 90% of known cultures http://buff.ly/1qoEsxyGeneric Versions of ADHD Drug Concerta Not Therapeutically Equivalent - FDA http://buff.ly/1qNSCCUColors used in tattoo ink need to be absolutely water-insoluble. That alone makes them a health risk.
  • Drinking Water: What's the Science?

    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Who should drink how much water? Bottled or tap? Medscape Expert Commentator, Dr. Jeffrey Berns, and Dr. Stanley Goldfarb discuss the evidence and what you should tell patients. For more from Dr. Berns, visit Medscape: medscape.com/index/list_3468_0 Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
 
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    HealthNewsReview.org

  • Knee/hip surgery cost variability news would help more if it provided a link to the Blue Cross Blue Shield report

    Gary Schwitzer
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association recently published a report “A Study of Cost Variations for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries in the U.S. ,” that reported these key findings: Some hospitals across the U.S. charge tens of thousands of dollars more than others for the same medical procedures, even within the same metropolitan market. Their cost can vary by as much as 313%, depending on where the surgeries are performed. A study published in the June 2014 issue of Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that typical knee replacements more than tripled and that typical…
  • Squelching rage when reading “Twitter knows when you’re going to have a heart attack”

    Gary Schwitzer
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    That was the headline of a UPI.com story that began:  “Twitter’s fast pace and knack for promoting public spats can surely raise heart rates and get the proverbial blood boiling, but the platform known for hashtags and half-formed thoughts can also predict heart attacks — or at least rates of heart disease.” It’s a story of the type we see increasingly – apparently based entirely on a news release with no independent vetting of claims, and misinterpretation of those claims that were made by the researchers. Thousands of results turn up on Google. I only…
  • Coffee & melanoma: add to annals of abused translation of observational research

    Gary Schwitzer
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    The annals of confusing news stories about observational studies showing an association between coffee and…fill in the blank…have a new entry. Do a Google search for “coffee and melanoma” and you’ll get thousands of returns. Many of these stories inappropriately used causal language – suggesting that a cause-and-effect had been proven, when it hadn’t. TIME, for example, headlined it, “This Drink Could Protect You From Skin Cancer.”  Yes, it could.  But perhaps it would not.  And you need to evaluate the evidence, which was observational…
  • Cleveland Clinic Tweets Misleading Claim That Lives On and On

    Gary Schwitzer
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    The following is the first guest blog post from one of our new contributors, veteran health care journalist Trudy Lieberman. Another veteran, Andrew Holtz, also contributes.  I shudder to think that, among the 3 of us, we have well more than 100 years of journalism experience, but I’m thankful for what that means in bringing experience, background, and historical perspective to our work. ————————– It’s no secret the Cleveland Clinic is a marketing operation extraordinaire and has carefully built its brand worldwide as a leading…
  • “Potential biomarker that could predict”? – caveats about psychiatric brain imaging & blogging about it

    Gary Schwitzer
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    The following is a guest blog post by Susan Molchan, MD.  Dr. Molchan is a psychiatrist in practice in Bethesda, Maryland. She also trained in nuclear medicine and did PET research at the National Institute of Mental Health, and worked as the program director for Biomarkers, Diagnosis, and Alzheimer’s Disease at the National Institute on Aging. ———————————————— In a recent post on the New York Times Well blog, Dr. Richard Friedman describes an article from researchers at Emory University…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Warrior Mom Conference Countdown

    Susan Petcher
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    There’s nothing like connecting with another mom who has been through postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis, or has experienced any of these illnesses during pregnancy.  An instant understanding and sisterhood binds you together, as you share your story and recognize yourself in a kindred spirit.  The truth is that, though there are many brilliant medical […] The post Warrior Mom Conference Countdown appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent Commentswill you be sending info out on who can attend and costs? ... by…
  • Mental Illness Didn’t Crush My Dream of a Family

    Jennifer Marshall
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo Credit: carf via Compfight cc I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder after experiencing two manic episodes in the same month, each requiring hospitalization. At the time I was devastated and felt as though my dream of having a family had been shattered. I knew I wanted to be a mom from a young age. I […] The post Mental Illness Didn’t Crush My Dream of a Family appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Research uncovers various classes of PPD

    Lauren Hale
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:36 am
    Humans compare themselves to others around them. She has prettier hair. He has a nicer car. Why does she get the corner office when I have worked just as hard? Or the ever popular gym comparisons: I do the SAME exercises as her and yet, nothing. Then we beat ourselves up because we are not […] The post Research uncovers various classes of PPD appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsReally good piece, Lauren. by Susan Petcher 
  • How Women of Color Can Manage The Impact of Acculturative Stress and Discrimination During Pregnancy

    ADriane Nieves
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today I’m thrilled to have Dr. Lekeisha Sumner with us to share insight on two very common types of stress women of color may experience during pregnancy and tips on how we can manage both. Dr. Lekeisha Sumner, PhD, ABPP is a board-certified clinical psychologist with specialization in both clinical psychology and medical psychology. She is currently […] The post How Women of Color Can Manage The Impact of Acculturative Stress and Discrimination During Pregnancy appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you so…
  • Not All Situations Are the Same: My Four Stories

    Esther Dale
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Trigger warning: This post contains some references to miscarriage. Often, I find myself telling my story of life with and after postpartum depression (and postpartum OCD, and postpartum anxiety, and postpartum PTSD… darned comorbidity). I love to tell my story. I also love to listen to the stories of other people. Over time, I have […] The post Not All Situations Are the Same: My Four Stories appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
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    Medgadget

  • New Medical Device to Bring Tears to Your Dry Eyes

    Editors
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Serious dry eye can be quite debilitating and current therapies like eye drops and cyclosporine are either difficult to manage or don’t really fix the problem. Eye drops require refrigeration, so keeping them cold and handy is a challenge. Cyclosporine, on the other hand, only treats the inflammation and has a low rate of patient compliance. A company called Oculeve, which came out of the Stanford Biodesign program, has developed a tiny implant that may help a lot of people suffering from dry eye caused by a variety of underlying conditions. The device electrically stimulates…
  • MIT’s Fiber Implants Deliver Light, Electrical, Chemical Stimulation While Monitoring Brain (VIDEO)

    Editors
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    Conventional brain implants are typically rigid and use materials that can irritate fragile tissue. Such devices have limited in-vivo lifetime and prevent more complicated functionality to be built into them. They typically do one task, such as drug delivery or neural sensing, and usually can’t deliver therapy while monitoring its effects in real time. Scientists at MIT have now developed a novel type of fibers that can simultaneously transmit electrical and optical stimulation, deliver drugs, and read the brain’s electric signals while causing little irritation to nearby…
  • ECHELON FLEX Powered Vascular Stapler with Advanced Placement Tip

    Editors
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    Ethicon, a division of J&J, just unveiled the new ECHELON FLEX Powered Vascular Stapler at the The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 51st Annual Meeting in San Diego. The device has a  curved, blunt anvil and a shaft that are 26% narrower than the main competition, namely Covidien’s Endo GIA Curved Tip Reload with Tri-Staple Technology. This is the narrowest anvil available on the market and should help with access and visualization during critical vessel transections. It also features 11 percent more articulation to help get into tight spots. The device can be used during thoracic…
  • JINS MEME Smart Eyewear Monitor Eye Movement, Blinking, Body Motion

    Scott Jung
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    We previously mentioned that wearables were huge at the 2015 International CES a couple weeks ago, but with so many companies coming out with their own versions of fitness bands, we got excited when we would come across a wearable that was located on the body someplace other than your wrist. JINS, a popular Japanese eyewear designer, has developed a smart pair of spectacles called the JINS MEME, that unlike Google’s attempt at intelligent eyewear, is something we wouldn’t feel ashamed to wear on a date. JINS MEME has a few interesting sensors built into their stylish frames: a…
  • Micromotors Powered by Zinc and Stomach Juice for Targeted Drug Delivery

    Editors
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    The latest advancements in the field of targeted drug delivery has mostly involved various nanostructures, typically having antibodies attached to their surface, that are injected into the bloodstream to seek out their targets. While such nanoparticles have a great affinity toward whatever it is they are looking for, they lack any propulsion mechanism and only flow downstream. In a world’s first, researchers at University of California San Diego have created tiny micromotors that rely on a chemical reaction to function. Scanning electron microscopy image (left) of the PEDOT/Zn…
 
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    KevinMD.com

  • What does it mean to be a young board-certified physician?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/brian-j-secemsky" rel="tag">Brian J. Secemsky, MD</a>
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    We’ve almost made it. Long gone are the purgatory stints of library study, slaving to solve esoteric problems relating to planks and pulleys. Innumerable several-day exams have been conquered and tucked far away in our memories, hopefully never to haunt us again. The last of our forced smiles and faux-eager nods have been displayed toward ambivalent instructors and medical teams during the throes of our student rotations. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Medical conferences feel like funerals. Here’s why.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/pamela-wible" rel="tag">Pamela Wible, MD</a>
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    A friend just got back from a big medical conference at a fancy hotel. The cleaning ladies actually pulled her aside to ask, “What’s with all the grim faces and sad eyes?” Do doctors realize medical conferences look like funerals? That’s what the cleaning ladies think. I bet they’re not the only ones. Why do medical conferences feel like funerals? Maybe because doctors are dying by suicide at twice the rate of their patients. Why? The truth is doctors are dying from despair. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A…
  • Top stories in health and medicine, January 27, 2015

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/medpage-today" rel="tag">MedPage Today</a>
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    From MedPage Today: PCP Flying High on Corporate Wellness. In 2008, E. Brooks Wilkins, MD, was faced with a hard choice: shutting down a wellness and weight-loss center designed for people who had tens of thousands of dollars to spend on a 30-day intensive treatment program or toughing it out through a devastating recession. Kids’ Vaccination Schedule Updated. An updated childhood and adolescent immunization schedule was released Monday by the CDC, following recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College…
  • The medical testing industry needs to become extinct

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/david-mann" rel="tag">David Mann, MD</a>
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Times change, and, as with Darwinian natural selection, those who adjust survive and those who don’t perish. Henry Ford’s assembly line greatly ramped up the production of automobiles but put many people out of work. The elevator operators of my childhood are long gone. Those who have embraced new technology have usually thrived; those who have fought it or failed to understand it have suffered. Witness the success of Amazon versus the demise of Borders. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out…
  • How much testing should you do in chronic abdominal pain?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/michael-kirsch" rel="tag">Michael Kirsch, MD</a>
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I see patients with abdominal pain every day. Over my career, I’ve sat across the desk facing thousands of folks with every variety of stomach ache imaginable. I’ve listened to them, palpated them, scanned them, scoped them and at times referred them elsewhere for another opinion. With this level of experience, one would suspect that I have become a virtual sleuth at determining the obvious and stealth causes of abdominal distress. I wish it were the case. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find…
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    SharpBrains

  • Study: To help children with ADHD improve academic performance, combine medication AND behavioral treatment

    Dr. David Rabiner
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:19 am
    Academic problems are extremely common in children with ADHD and often the issue that leads to referral for an ADHD evaluation. Unfortunately, the significant academic struggles that many children with ADHD experience can undermine their long-term success in areas that extend far beyond formal schooling. Given these facts, an important question is whether long-term academic functioning in youth with ADHD improves with treatment? Because this is such a fundamentally important question, and ADHD is the most well-researched mental health condition in children, one might think that the answer is…
  • Trend: Mobile apps to improve vision via perceptual learning

    SharpBrains
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    Vision training: Mobile app improved pilots’ vision (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association): “Military pilots (and other test subjects) have improved their vision after a few weeks of training with a new application for mobile devices—an application now available to the public. The technology has helped dedicated users reverse age-related vision loss, and to help younger people improve on 20/20. Their eyes—including lenses, muscles, and receptors that send signals to the optic nerve—are only incidentally involved: The real work is going on inside the brain… More specifically, the…
  • Brain health research study by AARP: Consumers pursue brain training to support a more enjoyable, self-managed life

    SharpBrains
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    AARP just released a very interesting brain health research studybased on 1,200 online interviews conducted in August 2014. Key findings include: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to all consumers (99% find it at least somewhat important). Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, after heart health (37% find brain health most important while 51% find heart health most important). Younger consumers are more inclined to feel brain health is the most important component to overall health, but they are also more likely to believe that…
  • The Federal Trade Commission orders Focus Education to stop making unsubstantiated brain training claims

    SharpBrains
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    Makers of Jungle Rangers Computer Game for Kids Settle FTC Charges that They Deceived Consumers with Baseless “Brain Training” Claims (Federal Trade Commission): “A Texas company and its officers must stop making unsubstantiated claims that their computer game, Jungle Rangers, permanently improves children’s focus, memory, attention, behavior, and school performance, including for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), under a Federal Trade Commission settlement… The FTC’s administrative complaint states that Focus Education, its chief executive officer,…
  • E-therapy stepping up to fill mental health gaps

    SharpBrains
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    Telehealth vendor seized opportunity from Kaiser strike (HealthCare Dive): “When Kaiser’s mental health workers went on strike to protest what they claim is Kaiser’s policy of understaffing their facilities in order to boost their profits, it left a void for the thousands of patients who relied on Kaiser’s staff for mental health services. Acting as a real-time testimony to the power of telehealth, eTherapi announced a plan last week to task its 10,000 online therapists to fill that gap, even offering Kaiser patients a discount…The service allows patients to have their insurance…
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    The Health Care Blog

  • A Courageous First Step

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    By BOB KOCHER, MD AND FARZAD MOSTASHARI, MD Earlier today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced that HHS is doubling down on the historic shift taking place across the health care industry towards value-based care, and is setting a target of having 50 percent of Medicare payments under value-based care arrangements […]
  • Three Recommendations for President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    By SPENCER NAM One of the pleasantly surprising announcements President Obama made during his 2015 State of the Union address was “a new Precision Medicine Initiative to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes.” Given precision medicine’s potential to solve many outstanding health care issues and lower costs without compromising clinical quality and performance, the President’s proposal is […]
  • Make Your Organization a HIMSS15 Standout!

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    In MARKETPLACE Don’t get lost amongst the 1,200+ exhibitors that will be fighting for the attention of 38,000 or so health IT professionals at next spring’s HIMSS conference. Make sure your brand is top-of-mind before the attendees descend on Chicago April 12-16. THCB  understands that exhibiting at HIMSS requires a significant financial and time commitment for participating vendors. Our […]
  • HIT Newser: An Epic Loss for Cerner & GE + Google Glass Confusion

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    By MICHELLE RONAN NOTEBOOM An Epic Loss for Cerner and GE Mayo Clinic announces it will replace its existing Cerner and GE systems with Epic’s EHR and RCM system. The prestigious Mayo Clinic name and clinical reputation make the win especially sweet for Epic, which is in the running for the DoD’s $11 billion EHR […]
  • Safe Doctors, Unsafe Patients: A Tale of Two Infections

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:26 am
    By MICHAEL MILLENSON Call it a tale of two infections. It’s the story of how hospitals have blocked transmission of a dangerous infection that patients can give doctors, while a hospital-caused infection that can kill patients continues to be widely tolerated. It involves saved lives and endangered ones ­– and also of billions of dollars […]
 
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    Respectful Insolence

  • Quoth Katie Tietje: Stop being mean to non-vaccinators!

    Orac
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here we are, into a new week, and the Disneyland measles outbreak continues to grow, the total number of cases now having topped 100 and the disease attributed to someone visiting Disneyland now having reached my state. More than ever, given the high proportion of victims who weren’t vaccinated, antivaccinationists are feeling the heat. Rober,…
  • Quackademic medicine tightens its hold on the Cleveland Clinic

    Orac
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    It’s no secret to my regular readers that it’s highly unlikely that I’ll ever be getting a job at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) any time soon. After all, I’ve written posts about the CCF in which I’ve criticized its promotion of reiki, its establishment of a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbal medicine clinic, complete…
  • “Dr. Bob” Sears: Perfecting the art of the antivaccine dog whistle

    Orac
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Oh, no, here we go again. In fact, before I get started, I feel obligated to show this clip, saying, just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in again: Yes, I know I’ve used this clip on multiple occasions before over years. However, sometimes it’s just so completely appropriate to how…
  • The past and present rebuke antivaccinationists who claim measles is “benign”

    Orac
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:08 am
    In the wake of antivaccine-pandering pediatrician “Dr. Bob” Sears’ attempt to paint the measles as no big deal, so much so that it totally escaped his notice that it might not be a bad idea to recommend that the unvaccinated get the MMR vaccine in the midst of an outbreak, the bad news about the…
  • Quoth “Dr. Bob” Sears: Poor, poor pitiful me, you stupid people

    Orac
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Poor, poor, pitiful Dr. Bob. For those of you not familiar with him, I’m referring, of course, to Robert “Dr. Bob” Sears, MD, the antivaccine-sympathetic (or, more appropriately, antivaccine-pandering) pediatrician in Capistrano Beach, CA (between Los Angeles and San Diego in Orange County) known for his Vaccine Book, a veritable font of antivaccine misinformation gussied…
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    World of Psychology

  • Neurosignaling for the Masses? What I Think About Thync

    John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:12 am
    Thync is a new consumer device and app that hopes to help the average person better control their emotional energy state. The company claims the device allows a user to choose between two mood states: more energized and focused (for increasing attention), or more relaxed and calm (for decreasing stress). The current version of the Thync device uses modulated transcranial direct current stimulation, or what founder W. Jamie Tyler likes to refer to as just transcranial electrical stimulation (TES). Using a specific wavelength, new proprietary electrodes, and exact placement, Thync believes it…
  • Rescheduled Webinar: Celebrate Psych Central’s 20th Anniversary!

    John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:02 am
    Psych Central is the Internet’s leading mental health self-help resource, and this year marks our 20th year online. Join me, Psych Central’s founder, to learn how Psych Central has evolved since 1995 from an online index of support groups and resources to today: an award-winning resource serving over 7 million visitors a month, globally, with a wide array of offerings including support groups, psychology and mental health information, bloggers from wide and diverse backgrounds, and much, much more. Due to technical difficulties, this webinar has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.
  • Best of Our Blogs: January 27, 2015

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    There are many situations when darkness seems to win over hope. It’s the time when you’re tired from doing too much. It’s the moment when you feel defeated, rejected and isolated. It’s when you feel least like trying and most like giving up. But I’ve found that during those dark moments, there is always, always, hope. It could come from a friend who calls out of nowhere, or from a blog post. It could come while taking a walk, watching a funny youtube video or reading an email with just the thing you needed most. It could come from a song, a single realization…
  • The 6 Worthwhile Benefits of Life in the Slow Lane

    Psych Central Staff
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:35 pm
    “Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress; which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.” — Unknown I’ve been practicing yoga, on and off, for fifteen years. It’s helped me through and out the other side of infertility, kept me company on the long and winding road of adoption, and helped walk me out of the shadows of depression. It’s a big part of my life, part of who I am — a faithful friend, the kind that welcomes you back with open arms even after you’ve been inattentive. In fact, I’d say yoga always gives me…
  • 5 Tips for Becoming a Better Listener

    Gretchen Rubin
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
    I’m a big fan of Elizabeth Bernstein‘s work in the Wall Street Journal, and she wrote an interesting piece, “How Well Are You Listening? We’re naturally bad listeners, even with loved ones; steps to avoid burn-out.” Here are some of the key steps she outlines, for being a better listener: 1. Look for hints that a person wants to talk — and signal your willingness to listen. My husband rarely wants to “talk,” but when he does, I put my book down flat in my lap, to show that I’m paying close attention (and to prevent myself from sneaking a look at the…
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • This Is Not a Drill: 29 Million Brace for Massive, Historic Snowstorm

    Tim McDonnell
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    Update: Monday, January 26, 6:35 p.m. EST: This was the scene outside our office this afternoon. Yikes! Update: Monday, January 26, 6:00 p.m. EST: From our friends at Climate Central, here's a little background on the weather forces behind the storm and how they relate to man-made climate change: The low pressure area at the heart of the storm is tracking along the East Coast in a way that lets it exploit the contrast between the cold air over land and the warmth of the oceans, which are running more than 2°F warmer than normal along much of the coast, said Kevin Trenberth, a…
  • One Perfect Tweet Sums Up Why Climate Denial in Congress Is So Dangerous

    Tim McDonnell
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Here's the good news: Yesterday the Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of an amendment to the Keystone XL bill that says "climate change is real and not a hoax." Good work, ladies and gentlemen! Glad we got that on the record, only 25 years after scientists agreed on it. Here's the bad news: Turns out the vote was just an excuse for James Inhofe (Okla.) to say, as he has many times before: Sure, climate change is real. The climate changes all the time. But humans aren't the cause. His evidence for this dismissal of the mainstream scientific consensus? The bible. Oy vey. Now here's the…
  • Are You at Risk for a Heart Attack? The Answer May Lie in Your Twitter Stream

    Kiera Butler
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Of the many illnesses that plague Americans, heart disease is the deadliest—and one of the toughest to predict. Epidemiologists have long used surveys and clinical data to tease out genetic factors from lifestyle risks such as diet, smoking, and stress, with little success. But a new study shows that there might be a better tool to assess heart disease: Twitter. A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Psychological Science analyzed tweets and health data from 1,300 counties across the United States. The researchers found that negative tweets—those expressing fatigue,…
  • No, You Shouldn't Let Fears of a Scary Nervous System Disease Stop You From Getting a Flu Shot

    Kiera Butler
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Despite abundant evidence that flu vaccines are safe and effective, only about a third of Americans get the shots each season. Public health experts believe that one reason for the low immunization rates is misinformation about side effects of the vaccine. One is the belief that the vaccine can actually give you the flu (false); another is that it can cause autism in children (also false, as we've said many times). Add that to the worry that it will cause a rare but serious nervous-system disorder called Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS), an autoimmune disease in which the immune…
  • Pope Francis: Climate Change Is Real and Humans Are Causing It

    Jeremy Schulman
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Pope Francis made headlines Thursday when he told reporters that he believes climate change is largely caused by humans. "I don't know if it [human activity] is the only cause, but mostly, in great part, it is man who has slapped nature in the face," said Francis, according to the Associated Press. "We have in a sense taken over nature." But how does the pope know that humans are responsible for most of the unprecedented warming that has occurred in recent years? How can he be sure it wasn't caused by solar cycles? Or volcanoes? Or "global wobbling"? Here's a hint: The AP mentions that some…
 
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • When It Comes to Social Media, Pharma Tells Patients: "Do As We Say, Not As We Do"

    PharmaGuy
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    Weeding out unsavory, "offensive," or spammy comments is a fact of social media life that has to be dealt with. In general, pharmaceutical companies avoid dealing with comments on social media sites like Facebook and Youtube, although a few do allow them and deal with them via "moderation."Recently, I learned about a Social Media Toolkit for Patient Associations published in October, 2012, by Janssen in Belgium.  Here's what that toolkit says about moderation:Comments from members of your network build credibility and a sense of community. However, while generally…
  • Transparency is Good in Theory, But Not in Practice

    PharmaGuy
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:44 am
    I attended SMi's Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry conference this week and, as usual whenever I attend these conferences in the UK, I meet some very interesting people and get a new perspective on important issues that usually are not discussed in the U.S.Take ethics, for example. I touched upon that topic in my presentation ("The Sorry State of Pharma Mobile Apps and What to Do About It"). But the presentation by Nick Broughton (@NickBroughton) was 100% devoted to "implementing social media ethics" in the pharmaceutical industry.One of the principles…
  • FDA Says It Will Not Regulate Low-Risk Mobile Health Apps as Medical Devices

    PharmaGuy
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    "CDRH [FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health] does not intend to examine low risk general wellness products to determine whether they are devices within the meaning of the FD&C Act," says a new guidance posted today on the FDA website ("General Wellness: Policy for Low Risk Devices. Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff").Recall FDA's "Mobile medical apps Proposed Scope for Oversight" pyramid:There are three parts of the pyramid: The top of the pyramid includes mobile medical apps that are traditional medical…
  • "Innovative" Pharma Marketing Is Not Viral

    PharmaGuy
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    Several recent articles and blog posts have claimed there is a lack of "Innovation" among pharma marketers who are afraid to "rock the boat."World of DTC Marketing blogger Rich Meyer, for example, blames pharma’s “conservative” legal/regulatory people for preventing DTC marketers from being more innovative. He would like to see pharma marketers focus more on innovative digital and social media channels. But pharma marketers are afraid to do that because there is less guidance from the FDA and thus more chance that they will inadvertently run afoul of the regulators…
  • LAP-BAND's Social Media Campaign Definitely Violates FDA Guidelines

    PharmaGuy
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    I heard that a number of participants at the 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco were "baffled" by LAP-BAND's social media campaign. LAP-BAND, marketed by Apollo Endosurgery, is a medical device that is inserted surgically around the stomach to reduce its capacity and thus aid in weight loss.LAP-BAND has a limited indication: "for weight reduction for patients with obesity, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kg/m2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions." It also has a number of possible…
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • Good step by AG Healey. Next steps?

    Paul Levy
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Brava to the new Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, for indicating her displeasure with the Partners Healthcare System deal submitted by her predecessor.  I'm guessing that the Court is now very unlikely to appprove the proposed settlement.  That's good.What next?  It would be tempting to view this question of system expansion as solely a Partners issue.  After all, they have extensive market power.  But the fact is that all of the major systems in the state are acting to expand their reach through mergers and acquisitions.It's time to put a stop to all…
  • Against the grain

    Paul Levy
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:41 am
    There was a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival that I found surprisingly close to home in the health care world.  It was titled “Against the Grain” and was summarized as follows: Voices of individual courage and conviction examine strategies of steadfast truth telling in the face of social pressure and mass opinion.The panelists comprised a Who’s Who of writers who have taken a stand and engaged in acts of conscience in their work.Swapan Dasgupta, an Indian conservative columnist, says he is labeled as “contrary because I betray my class, “ a group that has “a…
  • Frankopan offers a view from the East

    Paul Levy
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:39 am
    It is often said that you cannot understand the politics, acrimony, and wars of Asia Minor and the Middle East without understanding the place of the Crusades in the region's history.  In a marvelous pairing with that thought, Peter Frankopan has written a book that suggests that you cannot understand why the First Crusade occurred without an understanding of what was happening in the Byzantine Empire, and especially the region extending east from Constantinople.I met Peter after he gave a marvelous talk at the recent Jaipur Literature Festival.  Now I've finished the book and am…
  • A view from Rajasthan

    Paul Levy
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:12 pm
    I'll be reporting soon on some observations from the Jaipur Literature Festival held this past week in Rajasthan, India.  The festival was created by author William Dalrymple (seen here during the opening session) several years ago.  He jokes that 14 people attended the first year, many of whom were a group of Japanese tourists who had lost their way and walked into the venue in error!  Now, thousands attend and hear presentations from and mingle with many of the leading authors from Asia and around the world.  The event is a non-stop five day affair, with parallel…
  • On holiday

    Paul Levy
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    I'll be taking a blogging break for several days.  See you in a while.
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    PharmaGossip

  • Maurice Saatchi's Medical Innovation Bill is more likely to make its proposer money than it is to help anyone who's sick.

    insider
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Maurice Saatchi, his Medical Innovation Bill, and the booming ‘orphan drugs’ marketWikimediaMaurice Saatchi has had a great deal of media attention lately. This has focused for the most part on his Medical Innovation Bill (also known as the Saatchi Bill), which he has campaigned for in the wake of his wife's death from cancer back in 2011, and which will have its 3rd Reading in the House of Lords on Friday (23rd January). But Lord Saatchi is also, of course, a very astute and successful businessman.2013 was a good year for M&C Saatchi Plc, of which Maurice Saatchi is a director and…
  • NICE - what's hot in 2015

    insider
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:50 am
    The Medicines and Prescribing Centre at NICE has published the 2015 update to Key therapeutic topics - Medicines management options for local implementation (PDF).This publication summarises key therapeutic areas where there are potential opportunities for maintaining or improving quality and improving value.This update has retained the previous 14 therapeutic topics. All the topics have been reviewed and updated in the light of new guidance and important new evidence. Changes include:KTT2: Renin-angiotensin system drugs. The addition of a table summarising NICE recommendations on the use of…
  • Daiichi Sankyo Inc. Agrees to Pay $39 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations Under the False Claims Act

    insider
    10 Jan 2015 | 2:46 am
    Department of JusticeOffice of Public AffairsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, January 9, 2015Daiichi Sankyo Inc., a global pharmaceutical company with its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey, has agreed to pay the United States and state Medicaid programs $39 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce physicians to prescribe Daiichi drugs, including Azor, Benicar, Tribenzor and Welchol, the Justice Department announced today.“The Anti-Kickback Statute prohibits payments intended to influence a physician’s ordering or prescribing…
  • Penn & Teller's Bullshit - Vaccinations

    insider
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:36 am
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    insider
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:14 pm
 
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    Health and Wellness News

  • Researchers Probe Why Colds Are More Likely in Winter

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Researchers Probe Why Colds Are More Likely in WinterTUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) - Though it's never been scientifically confirmed, conventional wisdom has it that winter is the season of sniffles. Now, new animal research seems to back up that idea. It suggests that as internal body temperatures fall after exposure to cold air, so too does the immune system's ability to beat back the rhinovirus that causes the common cold. "It has been long known that the rhinovirus replicates better at the cooler temperature, around 33 Celsius (91 Fahrenheit), compared to the core…
  • Health Tip: When Baby Needs a Medical Test

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Health Tip: When Baby Needs a Medical Test(HealthDay News) - It can be frightening for parents and baby when a little one needs a medical test. The University of Michigan Health System offers these suggestions to help keep the infant calm: - Offer plenty of gentle touches, and keep your voice quiet and soothing. Don't make any loud noises or sudden movements. Make sure baby can see you at all times, even when being held by the medical staff. Cuddle baby in an upright position. Distract baby with a favorite song or toy. Copyright © 2015 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
  • Health Tip: Can't Eat Wheat Flour?

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Health Tip: Can't Eat Wheat Flour?(HealthDay News) - If you can't eat wheat flour, there's a wide variety of alternatives available. The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: - Almond flour, potato flour, rice flour or rye flour. Amaranth flour, ground from the ancient seed. Soy flour or flaxseed flour. Oat flour, barley flour or buckwheat flour. Spelt flour, made from an ancient grain that's related to wheat. Sorghum flour, made from the antioxidant-rich grain. Copyright © 2015 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
  • Rotating Night Shift Work May Raise Risks of Heart Disease, Lung Cancer: Study

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Rotating Night Shift Work May Raise Risks of Heart Disease, Lung Cancer: StudyMONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) - Working rotating night shifts may pose a threat to your health, a new study suggests. The study defined rotating shift work as at least three nights spent working each month, in addition to days and evenings worked in the month. In the new study, researchers led by Dr. Eva Schernhammer of Harvard Medical School tracked 22 years of data from about 75,000 nurses across the United States. While the study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, it found that people who…
  • Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear WinnerTUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) - Pain-relieving treatments for knee arthritis all work better than doing nothing - but it's hard to point to a clear winner, a new research review concluded. Using data from almost 140 studies, researchers found all of the widely used arthritis treatments - from over-the-counter painkillers to pain-relieving injections - brought more relief to aching knees over three months than did placebo pills. But there were some surprises in the study, according to lead researcher Dr.
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    Health - CBSNews.com

  • Siblings with autism have different genetic mutations

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Typically, it's been thought that when two children from the same family have autism, it's a result of the same genetic mutations. A new study from Autism Speaks suggests that this isn't always the case; the genes that lead to autism are much more varied. Dr. Malika Marshall reports.
  • Cholesterol risk starts in early adulthood, study finds

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:33 am
    A new study finds that every decade you have elevated cholesterol between ages 35 and 55, your risk of heart disease could jump by 39 percent. Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the study.
  • Risks of cancer-causing radiation from X-rays, CT scans

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
    A new investigation from Consumer Reports found the number of CT scans grew from 3 million a year in 1980 to 80 million today, and up to one-third of them could be unnecessary. Consumer Reports deputy content editor Trisha Calvo joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the story.
  • Cholesterol advisory for healthy adults

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    Researchers say evenly mildly elevated cholesterol levels in adults 35 to 55 years old can increase the risk of heart disease. Also, a possible link between insomnia and high blood pressure. Danielle Nottingham reports on the day's top health news.
  • Plastic surgery for pets

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:48 am
    Americans spend millions of dollars on corrective surgery procedures for pets -- everything from eyelid lifts to testicular implants. Some of these operations are purely cosmetic, but for many animals, vets say they're a medical necessity.
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    Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily

  • Protein-based therapy shows promise against resistant leukemia

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:19 pm
    The efficacy and safety of the new fusion protein has been demonstrated in mouse models of aggressive human leukemia using leukemia cells taken directly from patients with ALL. Resistance of leukemia cells to contemporary chemotherapy is one of the most formidable obstacles to treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood cancer.
  • Lung cancer predicted to overtake breast cancer as leading cause of cancer death among European women in 2015

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Death rates from lung cancer will exceed those for breast cancer for the first time among European women in 2015, according to the latest predictions. The study by researchers in Italy and Switzerland predicts that although the actual number of deaths from all cancers in the European Union will continue to rise due to growing populations and numbers of elderly people, the rate of cancer deaths will continue to decline overall, with some notable exceptions: lung cancer in women and pancreatic cancer in both sexes.
  • New model better predicts breast cancer risk in African American women

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:06 pm
    A breast cancer risk prediction model for African American women has been developed by scientists that found greater accuracy in predicting risk for the disease. The use of this model could result in increased eligibility of African Americans in breast cancer prevention trials.
  • Care eliminates racial disparity in colon cancer survival rates, study finds

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:06 pm
    More equitable delivery of evidence-based care can close a persistent racial disparity in colon cancer survival rates in the United States. African-American patients have consistently had lower survival rates when compared with white patients, despite a nationwide decline in colon cancer deaths overall.
  • Hospitals helping violence victims could save millions

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:46 pm
    In the first systematic look at the economic outcomes of hospital-based violence intervention, researchers demonstrate that, in addition to transforming victims' lives, these programs may indeed save a significant amount of money compared to non-intervention, in various sectors including health care and criminal justice, up to about $4 million to serve 90 clients in a 5-year period.
 
 
 
 
 
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    NaturalNews.com

  • The truth about MSG and its addictive, neurotoxic side effects

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) MSG, or monosodium glutamate, is a food additive found in nearly every processed food, and you may not realize it due to its many, many names.Monosodium glutamate escaped extensive testing because it is derived from an amino acid, glutamtate, one of the building...
  • How to build a fire in a winter survival situation

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) Unless you live in the tropics, with no likelihood of ever needing a fire to keep you alive in a winter survival situation, you should learn the basics of building one.And if you require an illustration of just how crucial fire-building skills can be in a sub-zero...
  • Your home appliances will soon be remotely controlled by the government

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) Increasingly, our freedom and autonomy are threatened by those who seek to monitor and control every aspect of our daily lives. George Orwell's "Big Brother" from the novel 1984 is a pale threat in comparison to the dystopian reality our leaders which have created for...
  • Curcumin eradicates brain protein fragments to fight Alzheimer's disease

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) A debilitating disease that causes difficulty remembering recent conversations, names or events, Alzheimer's, is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting more than 5 million Americans.Women are particularly at risk for the disease, making...
  • America descending into street wars between cops and citizens as fatalities skyrocket beyond any other country

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) Violence between police and citizens is increasing, according to data and statistics, as analysts and experts search for answers to decrease shootings and other acts of civil unrest.Even as the search for answers continues, however, others have found that there is...
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    Renegade Health

  • Are Grains Really Healthy to Eat?

    Frederic Patenaude
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    Should you eat grains? The debate rages on in the diet community, and many people are still confused about the role of grains in the human diet. Paleo folks say you should avoid grains because we’ve only been cultivating them for what, like 10,000 years? Raw foodists say to avoid grains because, well… grains have to be cooked! And low-carb dieters also avoid grains because grains are a starchy food, full of carbs. On the other hand… Advocates of most plant-based diets consume whole grains. Author Dr. McDougall makes a compelling case that human beings should live on a starch-based diet,…
  • Thyroid Problems Becoming More Common: 3 Blood Tests to Take

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    There is no reason for people with thyroid imbalance to go undiagnosed. There’s a lot of concern about thyroid health. There should be! It’s a problem that’s getting worse. Doctors used to think that for every eight low thyroid cases, one was of overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), and the other seven were of underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). That’s changed. Now, general practitioners see one hyperthyroid case in about every four hypothyroid cases. And, hypothyroidism is becoming more common. The same goes for autoimmune thyroid disease. When I first started practicing about…
  • Healthy and Not-So-Healthy Supplements for Your Cat : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

    Kevin Gianni
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Seriously, he’d prefer a bit of tuna. Does your cat need nutritional supplements? It’s a question that vets get asked more often these days. Our pets are part of our families, and we want them to be as healthy and happy as possible, so they’ll enjoy as long as life as they can with us. Most vets will say that as long as you’re feeding your cat a cat food that’s formulated to provide a balance diet, and the cat is healthy, you don’t need supplements. Others, however, counter that food stored for a long time on the shelves can lose some of its nutritional…
  • Renegade Health Radio 37: Top Ways to Overcome a Virus

    Kevin Gianni
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:29 am
    In this episode: Frederic and Kevin are back after a well-deserved vacation. Kevin talks about getting sick. We discuss the top ways to overcome a virus. Download TRANSCRIPT Fred: Renegade Health Radio. Fredric Patenaude talking with Kevin Gianni. Kevin, it’s been a while. The first pod cast in 2015—we are doing it today. How are you doing? Kevin: I’m doing great. I want to thank everyone for waiting. I know that you guys were just sitting there, opening your pod cast app every day just saying, “Where is the next Renegade Health Radio?” It was the holidays. We took a break. We had a…
  • The Best Way to Improve Your Sleep: All the Best Advice Summarized

    Frederic Patenaude
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:16 pm
    I’m not a good sleeper — never have been. When some people proudly exclaim that they fall asleep like a baby every night and wake up the next day as if nothing happened, I sneer at them. “Pff… I’m so flexible I can go into a lotus position without using my arms. I can even do it under water!” (Which happens to be true). Of course, I’m jealous of those lucky folks with perfect sleep. When I was a child, I had nightmares, experienced sleep paralysis (which scared the hell out of me), and sleepwalked. In my teens, I couldn’t get out of bed. I’ve always had some kind of…
 
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    In the Pipeline

  • OK, You San Diego People

    27 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    I've already been hearing from people out on the West Coast about how it's seventy-odd Fahrenheit out there. My first thought was "It's five AM out in San Diego; why aren't you asleep rather than looking at the thermometer?" But as for the Cambridge/Boston biopharma world, yeah, we're mostly at home today. New York City doesn't seem to have had much of an impressive snowfall, but it's lived up to the billing here around Boston. There was just a thin coating of snow when I went to bed last night, but now it looks like someone contracted to have a fleet of dumptrucks come by and bury the place.
  • India's GVK Accused of Systematic Fraud

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    This does not look good at all. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accused the large Indian generic company (and outsourcing contractor) GVK of widespread systematic fraud. According to this press release, the agency investigated about 1000 generic formulations of various drugs from GVK, and found that 300 of them had enough data (from other sources) to support them. But the other 700 (representing 10 to 15 separate drug substances) don't: The inspection of GVK that led to the CHMP's recommendation was carried out by the French medicines agency (ANSM). The inspection revealed data…
  • Tolerant Chemistry: Be Glad of It

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    Like a lot of other scientists in the Northeast today, I'm getting things in the lab ready for me not being there tomorrow. (I just ran into a colleague who didn't know that we're set to get two to three feet of snow, distributed by 50 mile-per-hour winds, over the next 36 hours, and he was not happy to get the news from me). I don't have much equipment to worry about, but I do have a number of reactions in progress. Fortunately, they're the heat-them-up-and-make-some-product kind, which is good, since there are a lot of possible analogs in this series and I don't have the time to spend…
  • Are New Biopharmas Being Formed Quickly Enough?

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    So we've been having an extraordinary bull market for new biopharma companies - just look at the number that have gone public the last few months. (The past two years have beaten the numbers put up in the previous ten!) And it's not just the new ones, either; the number of follow-on offerings has increasing dramatically, and why not? People are lining up to throw cash at this sector, and there are plenty of companies ready to receive some of it. Might as well go out there with a couple of laundry baskets while it's raining money. These weather fronts move on through eventually, y'know. Here's…
  • Elizabeth Warren's "Pharma Swear Jar" Idea

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    Elizabeth Warren has come out with a proposal for what she's calling a "pharmaceutical swear jar". Once a drug company had been fined, this bill would earmark a percentage of their profits over a multiyear period for use in NIH funding. Like many of Warren's ideas, this one has a lot of populist appeal - but does it make any sense? It actually reminds me of that "Take back the grant money in case of fraud" idea that I vacillated about earlier this week. That one, though, at least has the benefit of having a pretty direct connection between the people causing harm and some of the ones getting…
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • What’s in a dream?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric, chasing dreams can be terrifying, forgot-to-study-for-my-exam dreams can be stressful.  There are several different types of dream classifications, including nightmares, recurring dreams, and lucid dreams. Let’s look briefly in detail at some distinct forms of dreaming. Nightmares are broadly defined as frightening dreams…
  • Our Dreaming World

    Dr. Michael Breus
    2 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
    Dreaming is a fundamental, seemingly timeless part of the human experience. For many thousands of years, humans have contemplated, theorized about, and given meaning to dreams. Ancient cultures paid great attention to dreams. Among diverse ancient cultures, dreams took on many forms of meaning and significance. Sometimes dreams were warnings and messages from gods or divine entities. In some cases, dreams might be evidence of evil spirits. Dreams were considered a vehicle for predicting the future, a way to communicate with the dead, a means to travel beyond the physical limits of the body.
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • smrtGRiPS, Brilliant!

    Aaron Usiskin
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:34 am
    smrtGRiPS are the World's First Connected Bike Grips. A bike upgrade that makes your bike smarter, safer and more enjoyable to ride without ever needing a display.These are brilliant, better for road bikes (coming soon I hope), but in general, just plain smart. smrtGRiPS seamlessly integrates eyes-free navigation, haptic feedback notifications and a bike tracker. iOS and Android Ready. All right in your hands.
  • Pivotal Living, The Perfect Fitness Band!

    Aaron Usiskin
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:29 am
    What makes this perfect, $12, that right, by now most everyone has heard of Pivotal Living. They are the company that turned the wearable market on it ear. In a couple months last year they made such and impact that it completely changed everyone's marketing strategy. $12 for a band, brilliant, well its $12 a year for their services. Smart, considering most people stop wearing them after a couple months.The interface and graphics are nice, there are some bugs but PL says they are working them out. To compensate all the early adopters they are giving users another year. So $12 for two years,…
  • New Year, New Gadgets, Garmin fēnix, Wear it All The Time!

    Aaron Usiskin
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    When it comes to watches, it is hard to have one that does it all. Dinner, work, weekends, working in the yard and of course your active lifestyle. Well Garmin fēnix comes closeUncompromising Multisport Training GPS WatchStainless Steel EXO™ antenna with GPS + GLONASS support for fast fix and accuracy1.2-inch sunlight readable color Chroma™ displayFitness training features like VO2 Max and Recovery Advisor (when used with a heart rate montior¹)Outdoor navigation features like 3-axis compass, altimeter and barometer, TracBack and Sight’n GoConnect IQ™ compatibility for…
  • Let There Be Light, A Lot Of LIGHT! Trail LED

    Aaron Usiskin
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:13 am
    Well biking in the daytime is of course the best way to ride the trails, unless you have a TrailLED. Let's just say that daytime is now anytime you switch this head mounted light system on. The downfall is the price $1200, ouch, the cost of the sun ain't cheep.The Halo is quite simply the most revolutionary bike light on the market in both design and output.  The Halo houses ten of the highest performing CREE LEDs available and emits a wicked 6000 lumens.   (In fact, it is so bright that you should probably have to sign a waiver .)  We deliver those 6000 lumens in a solid,…
  • Iron On Micro Fiber Lens Cleaner, AMAZING!

    Aaron Usiskin
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:57 am
    Well the Holidays will rush in great products, PhotoJoJo micro fiber lens cleaner will not disappoint. Carrying around cloths to wipe your glasses, phone, iPad is a bit annoying, now all you need to do is iron one into your bag, shirt, pants, etc..A lens cleaning cloth is like gym motivation – it just never seems to be there when you need it.The Micro Fiber Lens Cleanse Patches are totally here for you in your time of need. These fun patterned patches easily iron on to your duds, so you can rock that cleaning power at all times.The extra soft micro fiber material is way better for your…
 
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • The Best Exercise To Lose Weight

    12 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    A new study, published in the journal Obesity, says lifting weights may be the best exercise to lose weight.The study followed more than ten thousand men over forty years of age. The males who lifted weights for twenty minutes a day saw smaller waistlines, compared to the those who increased their aerobic exercise.Researchers went on to say a combination of weight training and aerobics is best for overall health.So if you want the best results for your weight loss efforts, pick up a barbell. Then afterwards, perhaps go for a jog.© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my…
  • Your Immune System and Sugar

    6 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    Did you know your immune system takes a beating when you consume sugar?According to Health Services at Columbia University, when you consume 100 grams of sugar, which is equal to a one liter soda bottle, your white blood cells are 40% less effective at killing germs. This can weaken your immune system for up to five hours.Also, sugar and Vitamin C are similar in their chemical structure. When you eat sugar, it competes for space in your immune cells with Vitamin C. The more sugar in your system, the less Vitamin C can get into your white blood cells.Is it time to stop consuming sugar?©…
  • Why We Get Fat

    26 Dec 2014 | 2:28 pm
    From the author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat, Gary Taubes explains why obesity is not caused by eating too much and exercising too little, but rather, by the effect of carbohydrates and their impact on the hormones and enzymes that regulate fat tissue.© 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
  • For Head Colds and Sinus Infections

    25 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    One way to fight head colds and sinus infections, without using antibiotics, is to rinse your sinuses. Some people call it a nasal saline irrigation treatment. You can do this by rinsing them once or twice a day, as soon as you feel an infection.Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, along with two cups warm water. Flush each nostril with one cup of the solution. You can also make an extra quantity for additional flushes, as needed.You can buy a sinus rinse kit at any local drug store.It can take a few days to a week of flushing to get rid of all the gunk, but it gets…
  • Added Sugar Linked to High Blood Pressure

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:44 am
    According to a new study published in Open Heart, added sugar contributes to heart disease more than salt.It seems it is the carbs and added sugars, found in processed foods, contribute to heart disease, more so than salt."Ingesting one 24-ounce soft drink has been shown to cause an average maximum increase in blood pressure of 15/9 mm Hg and heart rate of 9 bpm. Those who consume 25% or more calories from added sugar have an almost threefold increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease, according to the research." - Medical News TodayThe biggest offender? High fructose corn…
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    Hospital Impact

  • Hospital reputation lessons from the football field to the tennis court

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    by Kent Bottles Hospital leaders can learn a lesson about reputation management from two current sports stories. The first story is the well-known "Deflategate" and the second is the less-publicized example of sportsmanship from the Australian Tennis Open. Even those who don't follow the NFL have been inundated with stories about how the New England Patriots played the first half of their AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts with footballs that had been deflated. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has in the past stated that he favors footballs that are underinflated, and numerous…
  • Healthcare reform, rising costs: A conversation with Paul Keckley about America's 'Bitter Pill'

    21 Jan 2015 | 11:41 am
    by Ilene MacDonald Journalist Steven Brill has been making the rounds promoting his new book, "America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System." The book details the behind-the-scenes political infighting and industry lobbying over the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This week my colleague Ron Shinkman gave his take on Brill's latest piece and the different light it casts on healthcare finance from the prism of his social status. Last week Brill published a piece in Time about his personal experience of being a patient at New York…
  • What patients are searching for and how you can be the answer

    15 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    by Andrea J. Simon These are very challenging times for healthcare leaders and particularly for healthcare marketers. Everything seems to be in flux. Sometimes this change is welcome, but more often it is not. What's the problem? Doctors are not sure how to care for their patients. A typical conundrum came from a physician we know. Visibly annoyed, he recently grumbled to me: "I don't know what to do with my patient. Because of his large deductible, he won't go for the x-rays or tests I've recommended. Instead, he's going online to research what I'm telling him." Clearly, this did not sit…
  • Using social media for community engagement: A success story

    15 Jan 2015 | 11:05 am
    by Scott Kashman and Nancy Travis Scott: Over the past several years, I have been more actively involved in social media. Through my own blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Hospital Impact, I have tried to see what forums were most effective. Each plays to a slightly different audience or provides a different way for me to engage others in communication. When I started out, Paul Levy and Marty Bonick were two executives who guided my first blog efforts. It allowed me a chance to share some organizational perspectives and get more people in dialogue. Recently, we started a hospital Facebook…
  • The importance of ritual in transforming healthcare

    14 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    by Thomas Dahlborg "Dad, why is it that we so love going to Starbucks together?" It was after our workout. We had just pushed one another beyond what we are typically capable of. And now, together, we journeyed to Starbucks. We left the warmth of our car. We discussed what delicacy we would be ordering (Grande Flat White Breves). We placed our order with the smiling barista. We awaited the creations while smelling the amazing aromas. We discussed our workout and life. And then with great anticipation we received our Breves with another smile. "T (short for Tommy Jr.), I believe beyond the ...
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    A Splintered Mind

  • Do We Have What It Takes to be Helpful with Suicidal People?

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:10 pm
    (credit: Kendrea Johnson Family)Recently, I read about Kendrea Johnson, a six year old girl who allegedly hung herself with a jumprope. Her case has bothered me deeply not just because it was a senseless death of an innocent child, or because of the sadness she must have experienced by being put into the foster care system, or even just because the idea of a six year old struggling with suicidal ideation is so disturbing. I was bothered because I do not know how I could have helped such a child if I had been given the opportunity. “I’m sorry.” “I’m sad for what I do.”These notes,…
  • Training Myself to Write, Part Two

    11 Jan 2015 | 12:56 am
    It has been one month since I decided to train myself to be a writer. You may recall I was inspired by the output of other writers. I just didn’t compare well to their prolificness. I had all these great ideas covered in cobwebs in my head because I didn’t write fast enough. I wanted to take my writing to the next level and worried about all my downtime. Yes, yes, I am disabled and sick all the time. However, if I wanted to make a living as a writer there had to be some changes. The more I thought about it, though, the more I realized there wasn’t much I could do about that…
  • Training Myself To Write

    10 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Today I was reading an article by Dean Wesley Smith about Pulp Speed. He talked about the golden age of pulp fiction where writers who were disciplined could write 1,000,000 words a year or more. That's only 2778 words per day he calculated, working everyday of the month. Of course, you might want to take the weekend off, so subtracting four Sundays & Saturdays from a thirty day month would mean you'd need to write 3788 words per day to get the same results. At 1000 words an hour, that's just under four hours of work daily—part time status. If you doubled that and worked an eight hour…
  • Here's to Ten Years with A Splintered Mind

    9 Jan 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Just a brief break from book writing to mark this amazing date. Ten years online. I still can't believe it. Thank you for all of your support.I originally began this blog because a neighbor told me that ADHD didn't exist. She was a school teacher, and she felt that ADHD was just an excuse parents used to get kids out of doing homework. I was more mad at myself than her, however. I stood there gobsmacked instead of helping her understand how wrong she was. I was still ashamed then to tell people about my ADHD, but I was more ashamed of myself for not standing up to her misconceptions. I…
  • Suicide: No One Cares? It Depends on Who You Listen To

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:14 am
    Do you struggle with suicidal ideation and keep it to yourself because so many people let you down? Do you have a hard time opening up to people about these dark feelings because you’re afraid of being rejected? You might be surprised to learn you’re in good company. A lot of suicidal people receive a slap in the face instead of a hand of support, metaphorically speaking. I’ve confided in family members, ecclesiastical leaders, and friends only to be let down time after time. Some people simply can’t handle the conversation. Their mind flees out of their ear in search of sunshine the…
 
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    Cancer Research UK - Science blog

  • The latest plot twist in the treatment of prostate cancer

    Misha Gajewski
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:58 am
    Understanding how tumour cells can become resistant to treatment is one of the biggest challenges facing scientists and doctors today. At times, the twists and turns a cancer takes can feel more like the plot of a Hollywood thriller than something rooted in biology. And prostate cancer is just one example of a disease with several complicated plotlines. In 1941, at the University of Chicago, Dr. Charles Huggins pioneered a therapy that would transform how we treat prostate cancer that has spread. The approach works by limiting the levels of the body’s male sex hormones – known as…
  • News digest – next steps for standard cig packs, couples getting healthy, e-cigarettes and more

    Nick Peel
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Great news: the UK Government is one step closer to introducing plain, standardised packaging for tobacco products. This announcement received widespread media coverage, and we blogged about the news and what happens next. In another prominent story this week, we part-funded a study which found that people are more successful in taking up healthy habits if their partner makes positive changes too. The BBC, the Guardian and Mail Online covered this one. We blogged about it too. Our new figures show that cancer deaths in children and young people have fallen by 58 per cent in the past 40 years.
  • Getting healthy: Is two better than one?

    Misha Gajewski
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:16 am
    “I get by with a little help from my friends” goes the famous Beatles song. Let’s be honest, the world would be a pretty daunting place if you had to face all life’s challenges by yourself. So it doesn’t really matter whether it’s a friend, your mum, your significant other, or just a kind stranger: things become much more manageable when you have a helping hand. This is especially true when it comes to changing our less healthy habits. At least that’s the finding of a new study that we helped fund and which made the headlines this week. Researchers found that people were more…
  • Standard packs: another step closer to a giant leap for public health

    Chris Woodhall
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    Nearly four years ago we said, on this very blog, how pleased we were that measures to introduce plain, standardised tobacco packaging were ‘on the table’. Since then we have peppered our blog with 31 articles on the subject – with countless more referencing it as part of our wider work. And no matter how many times we have stated the facts about tobacco-use they remain as shocking and enduring: Two-thirds of smokers start before the age of 18 One in two long-term smokers will die from their addiction Smoking accounts for more than half of the preventable cases of cancer And in the…
  • Cancer in kids, teens and young adults – why we’re renewing our focus

    Alan Worsley
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    Cancer is mainly a disease of old age, as it usually takes time to build up the faults in the DNA inside cells that turns healthy cells into cancer cells. Almost two thirds of all cases occur in people 65 and older. And yet children, teenagers and young adults can also be affected by cancer. How and why this happens is one of the most difficult questions in cancer research. Fortunately, cancer is relatively uncommon among young people. And thanks to better treatments, cancer deaths in children and young people have dropped by nearly 60 per cent in the past 40 years. There are now 550 deaths…
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Parent’s Suicide Attempt Increases a Child’s Risk of Suicide

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Previous studies have shown that children who have lost a parent to suicide are more likely to attempt suicide than children whose parents died unintentionally.  One obvious explanation for this finding is that the parents who attempt or commit suicide are more likely to have a mood disorder or serious psychiatric illness and that their […] The post Parent’s Suicide Attempt Increases a Child’s Risk of Suicide appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Opioid Prescriptions among Women of Reproductive Age (2008–2012): A Growing Problem

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:39 am
    This report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was published yesterday and is a good, albeit alarming, companion to the post we published yesterday on obstetrical outcomes. The post Opioid Prescriptions among Women of Reproductive Age (2008–2012): A Growing Problem appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Opioid Abuse and Dependence in Pregnancy: Impact on Obstetrical Outcomes

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:59 pm
    In a recent study, researchers looked at the rising nationwide trend of opioid abuse and dependence in pregnancy and obstetrical outcomes in this patient population.  Previous research has focused on neonatal outcomes, such as neonatal abstinence syndrome; however, maternal complications have not been well-studied.  In this study, data was collected from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), including nearly 57 million American women who were admitted for obstetric delivery between the years 1998-2011.  Overall 113,105 of those women (0.2%) were identified as abusing or being dependent on…
  • Folic Acid is Essential for All Women of Reproductive Age

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Last week was National Folic Acid Awareness Week at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), so this seems like a great time to remind women (and their caregivers) of the importance of folic acid in the prevention of birth defects. By taking the recommended dosage of folic acid daily, women will reduce the risk of neural tube […] The post Folic Acid is Essential for All Women of Reproductive Age appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Avoid Valproic Acid in Women of Reproductive Age

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    16 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    The European Medicine Agency (EMA)'s Pharmacovigilance and Risk Assessment Committee recently recommended strengthening the restrictions on the use of valproic acid in women of reproductive age.  Over the last few years, we have seen a host of articles documenting the deleterious effects of valproic acid on the developing fetus: The post Avoid Valproic Acid in Women of Reproductive Age appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    Health Blog

  • How to conduct a mental health assessment?

    Simon
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:02 pm
    A mental health assessment conducted by a specialist psychologist may be necessary if you seek help in case of depression, suicidal thoughts, or if you are testing for psychological treatment. These tests are also frequently used in child custody cases and drug rehab.There are several steps in conducting them;Therefore, be sure to gather all relevant information before implementing them. Instructions Review process for mental health Assesses levels of depression and anxiety using psychological inventories. For example, the Beck Depression Inventory, Anxiety Scale and the Hopelessness Scale,…
  • Adult children who have mental health problems

    Simon
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Dealing with an adult children who has mental health problems, particularly if you are living in the same house, it can be very challenging for parents.The National Institute of Mental Health and the National Alliance on Mental Illness advise parents to be adequately informed about the issues affecting your child and to know your limitations and seek support and encouragement health professionals and support groups. Instructions Talk with healthcare professionals your role as a parent. Your child should seek medical assistance from them if they find it possible. Brand well established…
  • Seeking mental health care

    Simon
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:10 pm
    The mental health care is available for children and adults of all ages. Unfortunately, many people do not seek attention for several reasons.This lack of treatment can lead to a worsening of the disease, impaired physical and mental health, legal problems, marital breakdown, job loss substance abuse and suicide.People with mental health problems should be encouraged by family and friends to seek appropriate care. Attitude A study published in 2007 entitled “Perception of barriers to the use of mental health services in the United States, Ontario and the Netherlands” reported that…
  • How detain an individual in a mental health center

    Simon
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Few things can be more touching or stressful for friends and family to see a loved one suffer from a mental illness being. For people who suffer from extreme mental illness, sometimes theonlymethod of treatment involves inpatient care at a mental health center, but sometimes patients are too ill to realize that they need help.Use legal methods tohospitalizea person in a mental health center is called “involuntary confinement” and is an extreme measure that may violate their constitutional rights.Learn more about the involuntary confinement, which involves and what you can do. The…
  • Parental favoritism being an adult child

    Simon
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:21 pm
    Adult child who deal with parental favoritism sometimes make things worse by not treating them in a healthy way.All relationships are different and being the underdog is not a dynamic that is the fault of most or least favorite. Most parents try to treat their children equally, but there are different personalities and interests that make parents relate in different ways.  Avoid retaliatory behavior In situations of parental favoritism, you’re not the only victim. The person receiving favoritism is too. Children who have grown as favorites tend to be less emotionally mature and have…
 
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    Evolving Wellness

  • How Hypnotherapy Can Help Your Health and Wellness

    9 Jan 2015 | 12:55 pm
    This article is written for EvolvingWellness.com by guest author Jon Rhodes. I have been a hypnotherapist since 2002. In this time I have seen A LOT of what hypnotherapy can do, and how it does it. I'm sure many of you wonder if hypnotherapy can help you. We ALL have different issues that we'd like help resolving. Can hypnotherapy help yours? If so, how does it do it? In this article I would like to share with you what, I know from experience, hypnosis can help you with. What hypnotherapy helps with In my experience, hypnotherapy is capable of helping with pretty much everything in your life.
  • Chickpea Parsley Lemon Salad

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:29 am
    Characteristics This delicious and filling salad brings out the best in parsley and chickpeas thanks to the juicy punch of lemon and other robust flavors thanks to a variety of spices. Aside from rich flavors, it is also full of rich textures to delight the palette. This meal is high in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, with lots of antioxidant activity. It is high in healthy carbohydrates and protein, and naturally low in fat and sodium. It is high in fiber and cholesterol free, and can easily be used as a salad meal anytime of the day. TYPE: Meal, Salad, Appetizer PERPARATION TIME:…
  • Chocolate Mint Truffles Recipe

    9 Dec 2014 | 10:48 am
    Characteristics This fun and decadent treat makes a great snack or dessert that you can feel good about eating. It is based solely on wholesome ingredients, including a variety of powerful superfoods. The truffles are rich in protein, healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are naturally low in sodium, have no refined sugars and all of their calories are nutrient dense. They are super easy and quick to make and require no cooking, meaning that you benefit from the highest level of nutritional integrity. TYPE: Dessert, Snack PREPARATION: < 15 mins SERVING: Makes…
  • 7 Reasons and Recipes to Drink Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juices

    29 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    This article is written for Evolving Wellness by guest author Vineetha Reddy. Ease and convenience are the reasons people give for preferring to have their fruits and vegetables as juices, rather than as a whole. Of course, it cannot be ignored that eating the whole fruit or vegetable is not quite equivalent to its juiced counterparts. Nonetheless, juicing helps people easily meet the recommended daily target of fruits and vegetables. If you are not eating enough whole fruits and vegetables, aim to consume between one and a half to three cups of pure, fresh juice daily. Adding more fruit and…
  • Evolving Wellness in Action: Wally Brown

    2 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    This story of Evolving Wellness lifestyle change in action comes from Wally Brown. Below, Wally shares about his newfound realizations for attaining optimal health and weight, as well as how he successfully lost over 70 pounds! To connect with Wally, visit him on his blog The Weight Loss Lie. Area(s) of My Health and Wellness that Needed Change For most of my life I never cared about my health very much. I drank too much beer and stayed up too late and ate too much food that was easy to get and quick to eat. After many years of this, I was a fat and I almost never felt good on any given…
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    HowStuffWorks - Learn How Everything Works!

  • How Oak Island Works

    Jane McGrath
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Does Oak Island really have hidden treasure? Find out why Oak Island has been the focus of treasure hunters for decades.
  • How Being A Reality Show Contestant Really Works

    Melanie Radzicki McManus
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Many people want to be on reality shows but don't necessarily know what it entails. Learn what being a reality show contestant takes at HowStuffWorks.
  • How Working on a Cruise Ship Works

    Lottie Olson
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Working on a cruise ship isn't just working 9-to-5 and sipping free drinks on the Lido deck. Read our guide at HowStuffWorks.
  • How Flight Attendants Work

    Alia Hoyt
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Flying isn't as glamorous as it was in the '60s, but people still flock to work as flight attendants. Learn about flight attendants at HowStuffWorks.
  • How Trusts Work

    Melissa Phipps
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    You don't need to be a teenage millionaire to have a trust fund. Learn more about trusts and how to use them at HowStuffWorks.
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    Weighty Matters

  • Canada's New Adult Obesity Treatment Guidelines Exclude Actual Treatment

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Yesterday saw the publication of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care’s “Recommendations for prevention of weight gain and use of behavioural and pharmacologic interventions to manage overweight and obesity in adults in primary care”From the title you might think that in it there will be guidelines for both behavioural and pharmacologic interventions to manage overweight and obesity in adults in primary care, but you’d be mistaken. The 13 page guidelines ultimately provide only four recommendations to Canada’s family physicians, and none involve Canada's family…
  • Guest Post: The Unexpected Side Effects of Significant Weight Loss

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    You can buy this photo here.The other day in my office a patient of mine was telling me about some of the surprises she's faced since losing a great deal of weight. Having known her for some time and familiar with her insight and writing abilities, I asked if she was interested in writing a guest post (anonymously or as she chose, with attribution) about them. Happily she agreed, as I imagine will you when I tell you it's terrific, powerful, happy and sad all at the same time. Nine months ago, I had a gastric bypass. When I told people what I was going to do, they were shocked. I wasn't that…
  • Saturday Stories: Animal Welfare, Black Fathers, and 'P' Values

    24 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Michael Moss in the New York Times with an incredibly disturbing piece on research and animal welfare. John H. Richardson in Esquire with an equally disturbing piece with Michael Brown's father. Regina Nuzzo in Nature takes on the p value and statistical validity. [And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, here's a segment that I did with The Social on food myths that need to die.]        Related StoriesSaturday Stories: FFQs, Rape Culture, and Water FountainsSaturday Stories: Media Bias, Dying with Dignity, Red Meat, and Fake MeatSaturday Stories:…
  • A Deliciously Tongue in Cheek Mitchell and Webb Dinner Party

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Please don't take it too seriously, but do enjoy today's Funny Friday video. It's great!Have a lovely weekend!        Related StoriesI Don't Care if This Video Doesn't Get Many Likes Because Canada!#JeSuisCharlie #JeSuisAhmed #JeSuis ...Love Serial? Celebrate Christmas (or Know About Santa)? Watch This. 
  • Holy Crap! Holy Crap Healthwashed Cereal Packs the Sugar of Froot Loops

    22 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    From the when you dry/concentrate/evaporate fruit you're left with sugar file comes Holy Crap breakfast cereal. Sure, it's got plenty of healthful stuff in it, but spoon for spoon, it contains the sugar of Froot Loops. And I mean "spoon" given that the makers report that a serving is a mere 2 tablespoons. For reference that photo up above shows one tablespoon. Suggesting two of those is a serving, to me at least, seems more than a touch hopeful as I struggle to imagine anyone only having 2 tablespoons of their breakfast cereal, especially one that's billed as incredibly healthful. If you took…
 
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • Danger: Texting Can Put Strain on Your Spine

    Erin Kennedy
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    Display Title:  Danger: Texting Can Put Strain on Your Spine Subtitle:  Most of us lean over our phones while texting, unaware of the trouble it can cause our spines. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/back-pain/content/danger-texting-can-put-strain-your-spi... Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • 6 Common Health Concerns of Millennials

    Jody Smith
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Millennials constituted one-third of the United State's population as of 2013. That makes this group the largest one in the country. Slide Title:  Alcohol Image:  Image Caption:  Auremar/PhotoSpin Image Text:  About 3–5 percent of young women are drinking more than seven drinks a week on a regular basis, considered heavy drinking, according to Millennialmarketing.com. Businesswire.com says that 6 percent of millenial women are drinking too much alcohol several times a week. About 44 percent of millenials in college have a problem with binge drinking, reported…
  • Join @EmpowHER for #HERchat!

    Erin Kennedy
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    Display Title:  Join @EmpowHER for #HERchat! Subtitle:  Participate in our women's health conversation on Twitter every Thursday at 7 p.m. ET. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on URL:  http://www.empowher.com/herchat Align:  right Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • 10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Erin Kennedy
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
    Display Title:  10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis Subtitle:  It's commonly known that rheumatoid arthritis brings with it fatigue and pain. But here are 10 facts you may not know. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Learn More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/content/10-interesting-facts-you-ma... Align:  left Weight:  -8 Text Color:  Black
  • Not So Pretty in Pink: Too Many Women Still Die of Breast Cancer

    Misty Jacobs
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:06 pm
    If breast cancer has taken someone you love, chances are it was stage IV breast cancer that killed her. Image:  Image Caption:  B-D-S/PhotoSpin read more
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    Journal of Hospital Medicine

  • Bedside diagnosis of dysphagia: A systematic review

    John C. O'Horo, Nicole Rogus-Pulia, Lisbeth Garcia-Arguello, JoAnne Robbins, Nasia Safdar
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Dysphagia is associated with aspiration, pneumonia, and malnutrition, but remains challenging to identify at the bedside. A variety of exam protocols and maneuvers are commonly used, but the efficacy of these maneuvers is highly variable. We conducted a comprehensive search of 7 databases, including MEDLINE, Embase, and Scopus, from each database's earliest inception through June 9, 2014. Studies reporting diagnostic performance of a bedside examination maneuver compared to a reference gold standard (videofluoroscopic swallow study or flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with sensory…
  • Clinical Decision Support: A Tool of the Hospital Trade

    Eric G. Poon
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:20 pm
  • Rapid response teams in teaching hospitals: Aligning efforts to improve medical education and quality

    Kevin J. O'Leary, Aashish K. Didwania
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:20 pm
  • Factors associated with medication warning acceptance for hospitalized adults

    Amy M. Knight, Olufunmilayo Falade, Joyce Maygers, Jonathan E. Sevransky
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:20 pm
    BACKGROUNDComputerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems can warn clinicians ordering medications about potential allergic or adverse reactions, duplicate therapy, and interactions with other medications. Clinicians frequently override these warnings. Understanding the factors associated with warning acceptance should guide revisions to these systems. OBJECTIVEIncrease understanding of the factors associated with medication warning acceptance. DESIGNRetrospective study of all single-medication warnings generated in a CPOE system from October 2009 through April 2010. SETTINGAcademic medical…
  • The Effect of a Rapid Response Team on Resident Perceptions of Education and Autonomy

    Brad W. Butcher, Christina E. Quist, James D. Harrison, Sumant R. Ranji
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:20 pm
    BACKGROUNDThe impact of rapid response teams (RRTs) on resident physicians' education and clinical autonomy is not well described. OBJECTIVETo determine whether resident physicians perceive educational benefit from collaboration with an RRT and whether they believe that the RRT adversely affects their clinical autonomy. DESIGNSurvey study. METHODSStudy subjects were asked to participate in a brief online survey. The survey contained 7 demographic items and 20 RRT-related items graded on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from strongly disagree to strongly agree. SETTING/SUBJECTSThe study was…
 
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    The American Journal of Medicine

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    31 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
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  • Polyarticular Gout Flare Masquerading as Sepsis

    Deep Shah, Gopi Mohan, Peter Flueckiger, Frank Corrigan, Doyt Conn
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    In patients with poorly controlled gout, polyarticular gout attacks occur more frequently than in those with less advanced disease. Such flares can induce a systemic inflammatory response syndrome that may be misdiagnosed as sepsis.1 Distinguishing these two entities, which often present with similar findings, is challenging. We present a case of an acute polyarticular gout attack masquerading as sepsis and the clinical pitfalls associated with this diagnosis.
  • Missing Elements in the Institute of Medicine Report on Graduate Medical Education

    David W. Young
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on graduate medical education has failed to answer (or even address in some instances) some of the most important questions that the U.S. healthcare system faces concerning graduate medical education . Specifically, the report has not (a) made the case for why $15 billion is the right amount of funding, or even why there should be any public support for graduate medical education at all; (b) discussed how the actual cost of graduate medical education might be computed; (c) assessed how graduate medical education ’s “joint cost problem” might be…
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    European Journal of Internal Medicine

  • Drug treatment of obesity: Current status and future prospects

    Ashish Kumar Kakkar, Neha Dahiya
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Obesity is a growing epidemic and a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Obesity strains the healthcare systems and has profound economic and psychosocial consequences. Historically, pharmacotherapy for obesity has witnessed the rise and fall of several promising drug candidates that had to be eventually withdrawn due to unacceptable safety concerns. Currently four drugs are approved for chronic weight management in obese adults: orlistat, lorcaserin, phentermine/topiramate extended release and naltrexone/bupropion extended release.
  • The survival of patients admitted because of health-care-related adverse events is similar to that after admission for other reasons

    Fabienne J.H. Magdelijns, L. Schepers, E. Pijpers, C.D.A. Stehouwer, P.M. Stassen
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Admissions through the emergency department (ED) because of health-care-related adverse events (AEs), which should not be confused with (blameworthy) medical errors, are common [1–6]. These AEs, including adverse drugs events (ADEs), are responsible for an increase in burden of disease and can have grave consequences [1–6]. An Argentinean study showed that 10.7% of admissions to the department of internal medicine were due to a probable ADE leading to an in-hospital mortality of 8.0% [1]. We showed that nearly 30% of patients admitted to the department of internal medicine were admitted…
  • Do persons with stroke benefit from statin–fibrate combination therapy?

    Luis Castilla-Guerra, Maria del Carmen Fernandez-Moreno
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Treatment with statins reduces the rate of cardiovascular events in high-risk patients, but residual risk persists. At least part of that risk may be attributable to atherogenic dyslipidemia characterized by low HDLc (≤40mg/dL) and high triglycerides (triglycerides ≥150mg/dL) [1]. There is mounting evidence that atherogenic dyslipidemia is an independent predictor of high cardiovascular risk and stroke.
  • ST2 marker might help to stratify in-hospital high risk patients with Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy

    Olga Vriz, Rosalba Minisini, Maurizio Ruscio, Paolo Calabro, Eduardo Bossone
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    ST2 is a receptor of the interleukin (IL)-1 family, a biomarker of inflammatory and cardiovascular disease with transmembrane (ST2L) and soluble (sST2) isoforms, released by cardiomyocytes in response to mechanical wall strain [1]. Serum sST2 predicts outcome after myocardial infarction (MI) or chronic heart failure [2,3]. Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is an acute cardiac condition characterized by transient myocardial dysfunction, almost normal coronary arteries [4], long-term favorable prognosis and few in-hospital complications [5].
  • Self-administered outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (S-OPAT) for infective endocarditis: A safe and effective model

    Marcos Pajarón, Manuel F. Fernández-Miera, Iciar Allende, Ana M. Arnaiz, Manuel Gutiérrez-Cuadra, Manuel Cobo-Belaustegui, Carlos Armiñanzas, Jose R. de Berrazueta, Maria C. Fariñas, Pedro Sanroma, on behalf of the Hospital Valdecilla Endocarditis Study Group
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The safety and efficacy of treatment of infectious endocarditis (IE) was evaluated within a program of hospital-in-home (HIH) based on self-administered outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (S-OPAT). IE episodes (n=48 in 45 patients; 71% middle-aged males) were recruited into the HIH program between 1998 and 2012. Following treatment stabilization at the hospital they returned home for HIH in which a physician and/or a nurse supervised the S-OPAT. Safety and efficacy were evaluated as mortality, re-occurrence, and unexpected re-admission to hospital.
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    AAFP News

  • Congress Wrestles with Funding SGR Repeal

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
    A House subcommittee appears ready to repeal the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) but stops short of identifying ways to pay for it.
  • Physicians Have More Time for Preventive Health

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
    The 2011 expansion of preventive care services to Medicare-eligible patients means more patients are using the services and physicians have more time to talk about prevention.
  • Consumer Wellness Devices Spark FDA Draft Guidance

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    The FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health is seeking public comment on draft guidance it released earlier this week regarding certain devices consumers use to monitor and/or promote general health and wellness.
  • News in Brief: Week of Jan. 19-23

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    This roundup includes the following news briefs: Review Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome Educational Resources; Smokers, Obese Patients Have Higher Health Care Costs; New Resource Helps Physicians Discuss Weight With Patients; and AAMC Issues Call for Abstracts on Integrating Quality.
  • Public, Private Help Smooth Transition to Medical Home

    21 Jan 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Rhode Island is one of nearly two dozen states where insurers and public entities have banded together to support the medical home model.
 
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    Everyone's Medical Blog Posts - DoctorsHangout.com

  • FROZEN SHOULDER (ADHESIVE CAPSULITIS)

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint.  Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, worsen over time. Treatment for frozen shoulder involves stretching exercises and, sometimes, the injection of corticosteroids and numbing medications into the joint capsule. In a small percentage of cases, surgery may be needed to loosen the joint capsule so that it can move more freely. Symptoms Frozen shoulder typically develops slowly, and in three stages. Each of these stages can last a number of months. 1. Painful…
  • Now Sleep/wake Disorder Can Be Effectively Solved by an App

    John Halsell
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    In the current competitive era, every business owner is busy preparing new and effective business strategies, which can help them in tasting growth at a very fast pace. With a strategic goal to succeed, professionals do overlook their health and fitness. Working on PCs/laptops for long hours, traveling constantly for marketing purposes and skipping meals has become common practice amongst professionals. As a result, people do suffer from numerous health problems, out of which sleep or wake disorder in most common. With Sleep or Wake disorder, individuals do complain about drowsiness and…
  • The Problems with Healthcare in India

    Nitin Jain
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:05 am
    Everyone reading this would agree that we lack “proper” healthcare, both in quantity and quality. There is a serious lack of transparency. According to WHO, our per capita spending on healthcare is in the bottom quartile amongst all countries, we are in competition with the likes of Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda (never a good list to be in). This has resulted in an appalling lack in basic government healthcare infrastructure (the only hope for millions). More than 15k people die of negligence every-year, and more than 10 times that number die because of lack of access to even those…
  • Curing the well before they get sick - Preventive Healthcare

    Nitin Jain
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:04 am
    The last few decades have been a testament to immense progress in the human civilisation. But, these advancements have come at a cost. The world is moving towards a high stress, affluence and sedentary lifestyle which forms the backbone of disorders related to diabetes, heart and obesity- more commonly referred to as Lifestyle Diseases. This coupled with the dearth of physical activity (due to technical and mechanical advancements), have created a conducive environment for these diseases to spread. There is no one doubting the positive role technology has played in improving and simplifying…
  • Healthy Eating: Tips to Prevent Food Poisoning During The Holidays

    Suheir Kilani
    25 Dec 2014 | 11:06 pm
    This year’s festive season is fast approaching. If you are planning to host family get-togethers or invite guests, you should already be thinking of the cuisine and drinks to offer. As you contemplate the meaty dishes, vegetables and wheat foods, discover healthy practices about food preparation and avoid food poisoning during the holidays. Click here to read latest blog to learn tips on healthy eating and avoid food poisoning during the holiday festivities.
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • Do You Have an Organized Desk?

    Angie
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    I have been challenged! Today, January 12th is “Clean off Your Desk Day”. I was thinking about cleaning mine off this past weekend but never got around to it. Sound familiar? I do feel much better with a clean and organized home office space though, so good timing. Lynn gave some great tips on howRead More
  • New Year’s Eve 2014: Good Times

    Angie
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:28 pm
    The 2014 holiday’s have been busy. We have had family living with us since just after our Roatan, Honduras vacation and I’ll be catching you up on everything. My parent’s came for about 10 days for Christmas and it was a fun time. We had a full house and I loved it. This New Year’sRead More
  • Oven-Baked Summer Squash Recipe: Fries

    Angie
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A summer squash has a strong resemblance, in flavor and texture, to a zucchini. You can, in fact, substitute zucchini in this recipe, but it will probably bake a bit more quickly. Summer squash has a number of benefits like: Good source of fiber Low calories High in vitamin A Good source of potassium Ingredients:Read More
  • Tips for the Beginner Runner

    Angie
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    So, you’ve been thinking about starting running? You’ve heard about the endorphins or you want to take things up a notch or you just want to try something new. That’s a great idea and as the weather starts to cool off, it’s the perfect time to start. Whether you’ve been a runner in the pastRead More
  • Grilled Veggies Recipe in Foil

    Angie
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’re looking for a meatless meal that satisfies, look no further. This isn’t exactly a recipe, but is meant to inspire you for your next veggie-only dish. All you do is preheat your oven or grill to 350 F. Then chop up some veggies & herbs and toss them in some olive oil. InRead More
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    EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health

  • Researchers find potential anti-cancer use for anti-epilepsy drug

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of York) Scientists at the University of York have discovered that a drug used widely to combat epilepsy has the potential to reduce the growth and spread of breast cancer.
  • Low sodium levels increases liver transplant survival benefit in the sickest patients

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Wiley) Researchers report that low levels of sodium in the blood, known as hyponatremia, increase the risk of dying for patients on the liver transplant waiting list. The study published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, showed an increase in survival benefit for patients with hyponatremia and a Model for End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score of 12 or more.
  • Smoking may increase risks for patients being treated for prostate cancer

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Wiley) Among patients with prostate cancer, those who smoke have increased risks of experiencing side effects from treatment and of developing future cancer recurrences, or even dying from prostate cancer.
  • How do moisturizers work? (video)

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (American Chemical Society) The cold weather of winter can also mean dry, cracked skin. Many reach for the moisturizer to keep their skin soft, but how do these products actually work? Before you head to the beauty aisle, Reactions has the answers in this week's episode. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdNPiW4ZULk.
  • Scientists find drug candidates can block cell-death pathway associated with Parkinson's

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Scripps Research Institute) In a pair of related studies, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shown their drug candidates can target biological pathways involved in the destruction of brain cells in Parkinson's disease. The studies suggest it is possible to design highly effective and highly selective (targeted) drug candidates that can protect the function of mitochondria, ultimately preventing brain cell death.
 
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    Association of Health Care Journalists

  • Adequacy, transparency of provider networks among things to watch

    Heather Johnson
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    Photo: Niklas Morberg via Flickr At a recent San Francisco Bay Area chapter event, health journalists received a primer on the narrowing networks of current health plans and the delicate balance between managing health care costs and providing reasonable access. Panelists Anne Price, director of the Plan Management Division of Covered California; journalist and “Ask Emily” columnist Emily Bazar of California HealthCare Foundation’s Center for Health Reporting; Larry Levitt of Kaiser Family Foundation; and Betsy Imholz of Consumers Union addressed narrow networks’ impact on…
  • A sampling of perspectives on Brill’s take on health reform

    Joanne Kenen
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:35 am
    I’m sure a lot of you have Steven Brill’s “America’s Bitter Pill” on your bedside table by now – I’m not going to try to recap it here. But I did want to share a few links to some of the more thoughtful (or provocative) articles and reviews, representing critics on both the left and right. I also wanted to draw your attention to another recent book providing a conservative perspective on health reform. Here’s a Sunday New York Times book review by Zephyr Teachout. Here’s Malcolm Gladwell in the New Yorker. And Peter Orszag (who was in the Obama administration when the bill…
  • Reporter finds nonprofit hospital’s suit against uninsured patient was just one of many

    Joseph Burns
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    Dianna Wray In January 2012, EMTs took Ignacio Alaniz by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital, one of the largest nonprofit medical centers in Texas. Alaniz had been working underneath his Buick Century, trying to get it started. When it rolled over him, he suffered a punctured lung, nine fractured ribs and a broken arm. “By the time the helicopter landed, he was already $12,196.37 in debt,” wrote Dianna Wray, a staff writer for the Houston Press. Her article about Alaniz, “Getting Stuck: Uninsured Patients Slammed with Lawsuits by Not-for-Profit Hospital,” was recognized as one of…
  • Questioning the wisdom behind removing third molars

    Mary Otto
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    Photo: Parveen chopra via Fickr Americans spend about $3 billion annually getting wisdom teeth removed. But some experts are now questioning whether the procedure is always necessary, Elise Oberliesen recently reported in a story for the Los Angeles Times. “Those who oppose automatically taking out those four teeth say ‘watchful waiting’ is a better path because the teeth and surrounding gum tissue might remain normal, making costly surgery unnecessary,” Oberliesen writes. The four back teeth, also known as the third molars, generally erupt in young adulthood. But they sometimes only…
  • Experts share realities behind generic, specialty drug pricing

    Loren Bonner
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    Photo: Abby via Flickr Health journalists received a few lessons in economics during a discussion last week on some alarming drug trends – largely the result of a broken market – that are threatening patient care and undermining the U.S. health care system. At a New York City chapter event, Phil Zweig, a longtime financial journalist who also runs a group called Physicians Against Drug Shortages, spoke about the scarcity of generic drugs in hospitals and clinics – a problem that has persisted for years. Hospital group purchasing organizations (GPOs), which are not regulated and…
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    Lifescript

  • TZDs Found to Double Risk of Fractures

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffResearchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina and the University of East Anglia in England found that long-term use of a popular class of diabetic drugs – thiazolidinediones – doubles the risk of fractures in women with type 2 diabetes. The findings were published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The researchers set out to evaluate the magnitude of the association between TZDs and fracture risk. TZDs are oral medications given to both men and women to lower blood sugar. The increased fracture risk, however, is…
  • Ease Joint Inflammation With Exercise

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Lori Newman, Lifescript Staff WriterIf you suffer from arthritis pain, it’s more important than ever that you exercise, says rehabilitation specialist Venus Ramos, M.D. In this Lifescript exclusive, she explains how regular movement can help improve joint inflammation, stiffness and other symptoms... If arthritis pain has you in its grip, you need to get moving. Whether you suffer from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, worn-down joints or tight, inflamed muscles, you’ll benefit from exercise, says Venus Ramos, M.D., a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist in…
  • Glen Campbell, As He Is With Alzheimer’s

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Kristyn Burtt, Lifescript Entertainment Editor The lights are still shining on “Rhinestone Cowboy” Glen Campbell in the new documentary “I’ll Be Me.” Get an inside look at what it was like as the Country Music Hall of Famer toured while battling Alzheimer’s… After Glen Campbell disclosed in 2011 that he has Alzheimer’s disease, he didn’t retreat from public life. Instead, the country singer embarked on a 151-city tour that became his love letter to his fans. “The amazing thing about Glen was that he was the first public figure to…
  • Protect Yourself From Foodborne Illness

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Leah Greenbaum, Special to LifescriptA recent salmonella outbreak has led to a chicken recall – it’s yet another reminder not to let your guard down when it comes to protecting your family from foodborne illnesses. Read on for expert advice about how to avoid food poisoning and what to do when an outbreak occurs… More than 1 million pounds of chicken products were recalled by California-based Foster Farms on July 3, 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The move was prompted when a 10-year-old landed in the hospital after eating a boneless chicken…
  • Growing Up With Severe Food Allergies

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Diane Wedner, Lifescript Health WriterMillions of children in America have food allergies, some so severe that they can result in anaphylaxis – a life-threatening allergic reaction. In the following interviews, three teenagers share how they survived anaphylaxis episodes and how they manage their meals… Kylie Gilligan was 3 years old when she ate some cashews and had a life-threatening allergic reaction. For Halle Nagorsky, salmon was the trigger at age 7. And for Abby Miller, then 8, the culprit was was egg whites in the icing on a gingerbread house. Anaphylaxis is a severe…
 
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  • California Measles Outbreak Spreading

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerSome visitors to Disneyland in California brought home more than memories from the Magic Kingdom this past holiday season. As of Jan. 23, 78 confirmed cases of measles were connected to an outbreak at the Disney theme park, according to California health officials. Lack of measles vaccine is the suspected cause of the outbreak. Confirmed cases are mostly from California and a few Western states. Disney employees are among those affected. An unimmunized foreign visitor is suspected of having triggered the outbreak. The last major…
  • Cancer Risk May Be a Matter of Bad Luck

    16 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerWhat causes cancer? Most cancer risk is due to bad luck when our cells divide, new research report concludes. That’s not to say that the genes we inherit from our parents and our lifestyle choices don’t matter. But they account for only about one-third of cancer risk for the 31 cancers studied, while mutations during cell division may account for as much as two-thirds of our cancer risk. The report by researchers from Johns Hopkins University, published in the journal Science, explains that there is considerable variability…
  • “Vaping” Helps Smokers Kick the Habit

    12 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerTo vape or not to vape… Few images engender more controversy than great, pluming clouds of vapor rising from an electronic cigarette. Depending on your point of view, “vaping” is either just another cigarette in sheep’s clothing or a useful aid to help smokers kick their habit. A recent article published online in the Cochrane Review finds growing evidence that smokers who use electronic cigarettes can stop or reduce their smoking. The Review article analyzes results from two randomized trials. Researchers from…
  • Prescribing Antibiotics: Doctors Still Challenged

    5 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerPrescribing antibiotics – when and for which conditions – is a challenge for many doctors. When I was a resident, many of my colleagues and I carried around a little book chock-full of formulas, dosing tables and medical factoids acquired during years of training. It often came in handy as a reminder as we learned how to care for numerous conditions. Despite all those formulas driven into our brains, absorbing new material and meeting the demands of patients presented a whole new challenge after leaving our training behind.
  • Foods with High Fructose Corn Syrup Make You Hungrier

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerFructose, the simple sugar found in fruit and added to many foods and drinks in the form of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), may increase the desire for food, according to new research. The same was not observed for glucose. It’s mainly produced through the breakdown of complex carbohydrates and is the main source of energy for the body. The study, presented at a recent meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, reports that the brain responds differently to different sugars. Researchers proposed that fructose…
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    Promote Health » Promote Health - Diet and Fitness Tips Backed by Science!

  • “Disruptive Innovations” in the Healthcare System [Infographic]

    Joe Eitel
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    It’s pretty remarkable, and alarming, that approximately $11 billion per year is wasted due to “inefficient communications” in the healthcare system. Technology is so very helpful in the healthcare industry but only when used efficiently. Unfortunately, inefficient use of technology in today’s healthcare system is an all-to common problem that needs reform…and fast! That’s A LOT of money being wasted! Click through to check out an infographic from the team at The George Washington University School of Business that explains the issue and possible…
  • How to Calculate Calories Burned on an Elliptical at High Intensity

    Joe Eitel
    30 Jan 2014 | 8:09 pm
    The only highly accurate way to determine the number of calories burned during an elliptical workout is to use indirect calorimetry equipment that tracks your breathing rate as you exercise. This equipment is typically found only at high-level athletic training facilities and doctor’s offices. Since you probably don’t have access to this equipment, the next-best option is to manually calculate the number of calories you burn. This method is not 100 percent accurate, but it will give you a better gauge of your calories burned than will the elliptical’s calorie tracking program. Using…
  • How Much Time Will It Take to Reduce Belly Fat?

    Joe Eitel
    4 Aug 2013 | 7:21 am
    Belly fat accumulates just beneath the skin and deep within the abdomen surrounding the organs. The fat is known as subcutaneous fat and visceral fat, respectively. Reducing your caloric intake and exercising regularly are the two ways to naturally reduce both types of fat around your waistline, and both strategies take time to produce results — think weeks, not days. Modifying your diet leads to quicker results compared to exercise, but a combination of both strategies will help melt away the fat even faster. How Body Fat Is Burned Your body burns, or oxidizes, fat to use as energy.
  • Gluten Free For Weight Loss…Yes Or No?

    Joe Eitel
    31 May 2013 | 5:59 am
    You may have heard about the gluten free diet at the gym, from your friend or even when reading celebrity weight loss news. Even though the diet is mainly recommended for those suffering from celiac disease, it has gained popularity in recent years for helping individuals to lose weight. If gluten-free has been haunting you for a while and you’re thinking of giving it a go, here are some pros and cons of the diet you should consider first. Pros of going gluten free 1.  May prevent asthma attacks A study pointed out in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggests there is a…
  • Recovery Time for Muscular Endurance Between Sets

    Joe Eitel
    10 Jan 2013 | 3:15 pm
    As if exercise wasn’t confusing enough — now throw recovery time between sets into the mix. It’s actually an important detail when trying to maximize your results in the gym. However, optimal rest time between sets varies depending upon your fitness goals – building strength or increasing muscular endurance. In general, short rest times between sets are more effective for increasing muscular endurance. Slow vs. Fast-Twitch Muscle Fibers Your muscle is made up of slow-twitch and fast-twitch fibers, and most people have about a 50-50 mix of the two. The slow-twitch fibers are…
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala

  • Need help with picking a whole grain loaf?

    Dr. Ayala
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    When you’re standing next to the cereal isle, what do you look for? The Whole Grain Stamp on the front of the package? Whole grain flour as the first ingredient? Did you bring your glasses and a calculator?
  • Edamame dumplings in vegetable and white truffle broth

    Dr. Ayala
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    In this recipe, rather than serve edamame lightly cooked, with a sprinkle of coarse salt, I was inspired by one of our favorite dishes at True Food Kitchen in Phoenix, where they’re served as a satisfying, light appetizer.
  • Where not to get your nutrition advice

    Dr. Ayala
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    Dr. Oz dispenses nutrition and weight loss advice regularly on his TV show and many health related resolutions start with “I heard it on Dr. Oz”, but how sound are these recommendations?
  • The best silly food and silly diets of 2014

    Dr. Ayala
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:27 am
    I’m very excited to share with you my end of year best of the best in diets and food innovation. Celebrating these contributions to humankind is a fond tradition and will, at the very least, take your mind off ISIS and Ebola for a bit.
  • Should we really shrink our plates?

    Dr. Ayala
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:52 am
    Can eating from a salad plate – rather than an entrée one – trick you into eating less? This advice was popularized and accepted almost as fact, but a new meta-analysis suggests cafeterias should await further proof before they overhaul the dishware.
 
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    mobihealthnews

  • Google awards $2.3M to health texting nonprofit, CareMessage

    Aditi Pai
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    San Francisco-based health texting program developer CareMessage has received $6 million in grants in the past few months from several organizations including Google and The Pershing Foundation. Google awarded the group $2.3 million as part of Google.org’s Impact Awards in December. The Pershing Foundation led a $3.7 million grant in November with $1.5 million. The organization’s existing backers include David and Lucile Packard Foundation, […]
  • FDA approves Dexcom’s CGM accessory app days after relevant draft guidance

    Jonah Comstock
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    Dexcom has received approval from the FDA for a new version of its smartphone connected Dexcom Share platform that will eliminate the docking cradle and allow a patient’s continuous glucose monitor data to be transferred directly to a user’s smartphone, as well as the smartphones of up to five friends or caretakers. Dexcom Share got […]
  • Government pledges to make HIPAA clearer for mobile health companies

    Jonah Comstock
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    HHS’ Office of Civil Rights, which oversees the administration of HIPAA, will begin working closely with mobile health companies to make sure HIPAA rules are clear and unambiguous, according to a letter HHS sent to Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Tom Marino (R-PA) in November. The letter, signed by HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, was sent in […]
  • Iora Health raises $28M to expand its digital health-enabled, primary care practices

    Aditi Pai
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:48 am
    Cambridge, Massachusetts-based healthcare provider Iora Health raised $28 million from Foundation Medical Partners, Rice Management Company, GE Ventures, and Khosla Ventures as well as existing investors .406 Ventures, Fidelity Biosciences, and Polaris Partners. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $48 million. Iora Health plans to use the additional funding to double its size in 2015. Iora currently […]
  • Online video fitness startup Lift Digital raises $1M led by 24 Hour Fitness co-founder Schlemm

    Brian Dolan
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Montreal-based Lift Digital, which offers a live, online video-based fitness training program, raised $1 million in seed funding led by 24 Hour Fitness co-founder Leonard Schlemm. Last year Lift’s program, called Lift Session was piloted by a number of fitness clubs in major US and Canadian cities, according to the company. The iPad or TV-based […]
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • First Look at the 17 Day Diet Body Breakthrough

    Elizabeth
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    When the 17 Day Diet debuted in 2010, it became an instant favorite, spending more than 75 weeks at the top of the New York Times best sellers list. When the Breakthrough Edition released in January 2014, it was massively popular. So popular, you chose the 17 Day Diet as the Most Popular Diet of [...]
  • Burn 900 Calories in POUND’s Euphoric New Drumstick Workout

    Health Buzz
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:53 am
    By Nellie Acevedo for DietsInReview.com Have you ever gotten bored with doing the same workout, week after week, month after month? *raises hand* I know I have. The repetitive nature of going for a run or to spin class can drive you crazy, and once in a while you want to try something different, something [...]
  • See How the Stars are Dieting in 2015

    Jessica Tholmer
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    Diet is the word of the season, no matter what you claim as your profession. Celebrities aren’t immune, and their diet proclivities make front-page news. Here’s how some of the biggest names have lost some of their winter pounds, whether living in the real world or prepping for the red carpet season ahead. Gwyneth Paltrow [...]
  • Eat Like a Patriot: Winning Recipes for New England’s Big Bowl Game

    Brandi Koskie
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:18 am
    The 2014 Super Bowl lineup was decided last night, as the AFC and the NFC champions were named. The New England Patriots will meet the Seattle Seahawks on February 1 in Glendale, Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX. These names have been main-stays in the NFL championship line up in recent years, so we ought to [...]
  • Eat Like a Seahawk: 8 Super Snacks for Seattle’s Big Game!

    Katie McGrath
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    We’re on our way to the big game, Seattle! Now what? It’s time to send out the invites, place your bets, and hit the kitchen in an effort to feed The 12th Man. How can you watch your waistline while still watching football? We’ve put together some great dishes and halftime snack ideas that will [...]
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    Medical Education Blog

  • 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…
  • Designing the Flipped Classroom: Part 1 Analysis

    djb103
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    We have to articulate that process publicly, so that the people following new processes are not mistaken for cowboys or illiterates. – Mike Caulfield There has been lots of talk recently about Competence by Design and about new technologies not contributing what people expected to learning. I am going to try to answer one issue of the latter with the former. Flipped classrooms are either the next wonder of technology or a total disaster depending on who you listen too. As always I answer “It isn’t the tool, it’s the pedagogy.” I am going to use the ADDIE approach…
 
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    Health in 30

  • Quote – Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question is…

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.   — Connect with Barbara | Stay in Touch Twitter @BarbaraFicarra  Instagram @BarbaraFicarra  Founder Healthin30.com  Facebook Healthin30  Facebook Barbara Ficarra  LinkedIn  Barbara Ficarra on Huffingtonpost  Google Plus  Barbara Ficarra on Doctor Oz  
  • 6 Simple Healthy Living Tips for a Happier and Healthier You

    admin
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:34 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA “A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.” — Unknown Healthy living is about being in charge of your health. It means being proactive and empowered to take action. Healthy living is about doing simple things—which bring you calmness and serenity, and it can have a big impact on your overall health and well-being.  Here are six simple healthy living tips to help you live happier and healthier:  1. Be Empowered. When it comes…
  • Speaking Event: PIAA International Conference, Amsterdam

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

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

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

  • Monday Maximus

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
    Today's a travel day from the farm to Toronto. I'll stay overnight there and then catch a morning a flight to Tampa. After a trip to Whole Foods and the mall (to get some new trainers), I'll head to the Gulf Coast for some Joel Marion-family hospitality. There will be a huge group of us fitness experts getting together this weekend for Joel's annual Superbowl party. Vinny D, Flavia, Mike
  • How to lose 0.71 pounds per day

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
    I've got an amazing insider tip for you today about how to work with your body when it comes to weight loss, fat burning, and healthy living. When you with (and not against) your body, it's much easier to get fast & long-lasting results. But you must read every word that my friend Dr. K shares below to get his insider secrets on how to change your body in days.   Success is simple, Craig
  • Saturday Morning Special is Circuits and Omelets

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Today's workout in the garage was followed with a cooking lesson from my old high school buddy (he's a chef, trained in France, and works on private yachts). He made a great omelet for breakfast - and one for my mom, too, since we borrowed her kitchen as mine is not as nice - and then I fried up some plantains. Today's TT Meathead workout was 5 rounds of: DB Rows, KB Overhead Press, DB
  • How to get results in 14 days

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    10 pounds in 14 days sounds like a BIG goal, but it's not unrealistic. In fact, research shows that the FASTER you lose, the better your chance of success.   I encourage you to set the bar high, but it's essential that you follow a proven rapid fat loss plan with sustainable and healthy living habits. That way you'll  avoid rebound weight gain.     10 POUNDS in 14 Days <--- (Read this article
  • When to do cardio (surprising)

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    Three years ago I was doing a LOT of cardio. Wait. What? Why Craig, Why!?! Because I needed to be tough. Tough Mudder, tough. I needed to be ready for the 12-mile Tough Mudder race I did in Beaver Creek, Colorado, back in 2012.   And I was. The course was brutal, starting at 8,500 feet in elevation and going up to 11,000 feet, but I finished in 2 hours and 45 minutes. A few months
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    Best Allergy Sites

  • Allergy Friendly Valentine’s Day Candy

    Ruth LovettSmith
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Following is a list of allergy friendly treats for your Valentine. Here you’ll find all sorts of goodies that are free from many of the top allergens.
  • OK2BPNUTFREE

    Ruth LovettSmith
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    OK2BPNUTFREE offers up fun and creative ways to promote awareness about your child's food allergies.
  • AchooAllergy

    Ruth LovettSmith
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    AchooAllergy is an online store specializing in products for allergy and asthma sufferers. Their product selection is vast and ranges from air purifiers to allergy bedding to vacuum cleaners.
  • Free Food Allergy E-Cookbook

    Ruth LovettSmith
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    As part of our last food allergy bloggers summit, Mylan Specialty put together a wonderful cookbook including attendees recipes.
  • Happy New Year Food Allergy Friends

    Ruth LovettSmith
    1 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    It's hard to believe it's 2015, but alas it is. A lot has happened here and in the food allergy community. Here are some updates.
 
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    Health Wonk Review

  • Health Wonk Review - upcoming hosts

    15 Jan 2015 | 3:50 am
    January 29, 2015 - Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist February 12, 2015 - Peggy Salvatore at Health System Ed Blog February 26, 2015 - David Williams at Health Business Blog March 12, 2015 - TBA March 26, 2015 - TBA
  • New Health Wonk Review at Workers Comp Insider

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:22 am
    Julie Ferguson has posted Health Wonk Review, Holiday edition at Workers Comp Insider .
  • New Health Wonk Review at InsureBlog

    4 Dec 2014 | 1:43 am
    Hank Stern has posted Health Wonk Review: Post-Turkey Day edition at InsureBlog
  • New Health Wonk Review at HealthBlawg

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:16 am
    David Harlow has posted Health Wonk Review: The Turkey Edition at HealthBlawg
  • Health Wonk Review Archives: 2006-2014

    15 Nov 2014 | 1:40 am
    January 15, 2015 - Vince Kuraitis at e-Care Management Blog December 18, 2014 - Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider December 4, 2014 - Hank Stern at InsureBlog November 20, 2014 - David Harlow at HealthBlawg November 6, 2014 - Jennifer Salopek at Wing of Zock October 23, 2014 - Louise Norris at Colorado Health Insurance Insider October 9, 2014 - Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters September 25, 2014 - Billy Wynne at Healthcare Lighthouse September 11 - David Williams at Health Business Blog August 14, 2014 - Brad Wright at Wright on Health July 17, 2014 - Jennifer Salopek at Wing of Zock…
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    Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

  • Rethink "Repeal and Replace" and Consumer Friendly Obamacare Fixes - Two Op-Eds in USA Today

    14 Jan 2015 | 7:44 pm
    I have no doubt Republicans will insist on proposing their own complex plan to reform the health insurance system that will include repealing and replacing Obamacare. But I think it is going to get them into more political trouble than it's worth. Here's the first of my two of op-eds in Thursday's USA Today: Rethink "Repeal and Replace" Of course that begs a question, Just what should we do
  • Will Tax Season Be Obamacare's Next Big Challenge? Is There Really an Individual Mandate?

    6 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    Will tax-filing season be the next reason for consumers to complain about the new health law? Come tax time, will the Obama administration really enforce the individual health insurance mandate? The IRS is out with a 21-page publication––Publication 5187––describing what taxpayers need to know about Obamacare in order to file their 2014 taxes. On page six you will find this: So, if the
  • The Single-Payer Health Insurance Failure in Vermont

    5 Jan 2015 | 3:50 pm
    For 25 years I've been saying that I wished a little state like Vermont would implement a single-payer Canadian-style health insurance system––"Medicare For All." My argument has always been that such a small and limited experiment would give us the opportunity to see the ideological arguments for such a system play out in the face of fiscal reality and the stakeholders fighting it out in the
  • The Letter You Never Want to Get on Christmas Eve

    29 Dec 2014 | 1:40 pm
    I was reading the December 18th issue of Inside Health Insurance Exchanges and came across an article entitled, "New Kids on the Block Come Out Swinging; Co-Ops Lower Rates for Many Health Plans." The gist of the article had to do with the success a number of Obamacare insurance co-ops have had in charging lower rates and getting lots of market share by "[underpricing] more established players
  • How Many People Have Enrolled So Far in Obamacare's Second Open Enrollment?

    13 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    Undoubtedly I will hear that question many times in the coming weeks. The answer is that this enrollment process is so screwed up we will have no earthly idea how many new people have enrolled and how many 2014 enrollees remained on the program until at least April 2015. Let me try to illustrate. Let's say George is now enrolled in Obamacare. He is happy to have subsidized and guaranteed
 
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    InsureBlog

  • DC's Best Kept Secret

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    What with all the reports of how well Open Enrollment v2.0 has been going, it's no wonder the folks in charge want to keep this under wraps:"It will cost the federal government – taxpayers, that is – $50,000 for every person who gets health insurance under the Obamacare law"But that's only the tip of the proverbial iceberg:"It will take $1.993 trillion, a number that looks like $1,993,000,000,000, to provide insurance subsidies ... and to pay for a massive expansion of Medicaid and CHIP"But hey, worth it to provide universal health insurance coverage.Wait, what?"The best-case scenario…
  • Solution for Austerity Cuts in Health Care

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:35 pm
    If your government is running out of money and cutting services to balance the budget, what do you do?Elect a liberal.Greece has been teetering on bankruptcy for years thanks to too much government and too many social give away programs. All that is about to change as a result of this weekends electionIn Greece’s biggest hospital, the Evangelismos Hospital in Athens, conditions were worse than those I have seen in developing countries.The moment the hospital doors open on ‘emergency’ days, people flood in. The collapse in official primary and community health care services means…
  • CoOpportunity assumes room temp

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    Last month, we reported on the travails of Iowa's CoOpportunity Health, a start-up recently taken over by Hawkeye State regulators. FoIB Josh Archambault tips us that they've now been shuttered:"Iowa’s insurance regulator plans to shut down insurer CoOportunity Health, marking the first failure of one of the nonprofit cooperatives created under the Affordable Care Act."T'won't be the last.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • P&C Files: That's *NOT* How It Works!

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    [click pic to embiggen][Hat Tip: DoIB Sarah S]Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Flashback Friday

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:54 am
    Our 2nd ever post here was a recap of the "Top Insurance Swindlers" of Ought-four. It was a rogues gallery that included a "greedy granny" and an arsonist pastor, among others (no mention of the apocryphal cigar owner). In fact, you'll notice an edit dated earlier this month: a business owner had emailed me requesting that I modify an entry because - ten years on - it was adversely affecting her business.Fast forward a decade, and we have the truly inspirational story of an entire family of (alleged) insurance fraudsters:"Authorities said the ensuing probe uncovered a decades-long pattern of…
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    Health Business Blog

  • Nonprofit CEO compensation: Much ado about not much

    dewe67
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:57 am
    The Sunday Boston Globe (Leading nonprofit jobs hold big perks) was as predictable as it was misguided. Here’s the juicy lead: They are not only well-paid, but many receive an array of generous perks — housing allowances, home loans, club dues, and free travel for spouses. One was awarded a quarter-million dollars in retention bonuses. Another is reimbursed for his children’s college tuition. Exhibit A is the president of the Museum of Science. He’s the one who’s reimbursed for his kids’ tuition. But wait, it turns out he worked for 10 years as a dean at Tufts,…
  • Health equity and total cost of care: Any connection?

    dewe67
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:09 am
    I recently interviewed Minnesota Community Measurement’s Jim Chase about two new reports: Total Cost of Care and Health Inequities based on race, ethnicity, language and country of origin. As Jim mentioned when I asked, these are two separate projects with no explicit linkage. But after some further pondering, he and I both think that the intersection of the two topics raises interesting questions. In particular: Are the poor outcomes of certain groups associated with high costs or are poor results driven by some populations accessing fewer services? This would be a very interesting…
  • The urban asthma myth

    dewe67
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:47 am
    Everyone knows that asthma rates are highest among low-income urban populations, right? Turns out that conventional wisdom may just be wrong. Michael Segal MD PhD pointed me to the following LA Times article (Researchers debunk the idea that asthma is more common in inner cities) For more than 50 years, the conventional wisdom about asthma has been that it thrives in poor, densely populated urban areas. Researchers have even gone so far as to declare an “inner-city asthma epidemic.” But they’ve never actually checked whether asthma is more common in city centers than in suburbs or rural…
  • Doctor murdered; Gun legally obtained

    dewe67
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:26 am
    A cardiologist was murdered yesterday at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston by  the son of a former patient. According to the Boston Globe: Millbury police Lieutenant Donald Desorcy said Pasceri was properly licensed to possess a firearm. “They are a very good family,” Desorcy said. “Never any problems, as far as we are concerned.” So he was licensed “properly” according to our laws. The gun also worked “properly” as intended by its manufacturer and owner. If the shooter had been a member of “a well regulated Militia” defending the…
  • Total cost of care and health equity in Minnesota: Conversation with MNCM’s Jim Chase

    dewe67
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Jim Chase, president of Minnesota Community Measurement https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/hbdew00028-david-e-williams-interviews-mncm-president-jim-chase.mp3 Minnesota Community Measurement (MNCM) is a national leader in bringing together healthcare stakeholders to address important, but difficult quality and cost issues. In this podcast interview, MNCM’s president Jim Chase and I discuss two new reports, one on the total cost of care and the other on health inequities. Here are the topics we covered, along with timestamps: What is MNCM? (0:10) You have released a total cost…
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    The Population Health Blog

  • Either You Give Your Patients a mHealth App, or They'll Get One Themselves

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:48 pm
    That's what the Population Health Blog learned after reading this research paper by Bauer and colleagues thatrecently appeared in the Journal of the America Board of Family Medicine.It also confirmed that chronic care management apps are a business opportunity.What was the research and what did it show?All adult patients receiving care at six clinics in a northwest U.S. primary care network during a two week window of time (June 2013) were anonymously surveyed about their use of mHealth. Depending on the clinic, 22% to 62% of the patients were insured by Medicaid.  More demographic…
  • Could mHealth Apps Be a Reprise of the EHR? The Need for Clinician Input

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:52 pm
    While the Population Health Blog continues to delight in the emerging science of "mHealth" as a newly minted start-up Chief Medical Officer, it ran across this interesting article on risk and patient safety. Authors Thomas Lewis and Jeremy Wyatt worry that "apps" can lead to patient harm.  They posit that the likelihood of harm is mainly a function of 1) the nature of the mistake itself (miscalculating a body mass index is far less problematic than miscalculating a drug dose) and 2) its severity (overdosing on a cupcake versus a narcotic).  When you include…
  • The PHB is Back

    19 Jan 2015 | 4:36 pm
    The Population Health Blog received a gratifying number of "Where'd ya go?" reader posts, emails.  Thank you......It didn't need a handgun to know it wasn't going anywhere.Rather, the PHB recharged over the holidays, continued to build its Twitter followership and, best of all, was busy with medSolis. It's paid off. We've closed 2014 with a solid product, two customers, one investor and more than a dozen employees. Looking ahead to 2015, it's gonna need shades.Speaking of a bright future, it recently got to surf the JP Morgan Health Care Conference ecosystem, described by…
  • Rising Healthcare Costs: Delayed or Defeated?

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Ready, set......According to this just-published New England Journal article, analysts are still waiting for the twin forces of 1) an improving U.S. economy and 2) higher numbers of newly insured Americans to reignite healthcare inflation.  While the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are conflicting, data from the early part of 2014 suggests that health costs are remaining tame.What gives?  While many Obamacare supporters say this is more evidence of Washington's central-planning genius, author Charles Roehrig notes other factors be at play, namely:1. The 9…
  • Health Care Cost Insights and Capitation for the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

    4 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The Population Health Blog finally caught up with the Oct 22/29 "Price, Cost and Competition" issue of JAMA.  One of the more interesting articles was a Viewpoint editorial on the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). After tut-tuting fee-for-service payment as antithetical to meaningful payment reform, the author admits what the PHB has been saying all along: a global payment that covers all the medical, coordinating as well as non-physician services of the PCMH is tantamount to old fashioned "capitation." As we learned in the 1990s, capitation's unintended consequences are a) signing…
 
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    e-CareManagement blog

  • The “Shake the Winter Blahs” Edition of Health Wonk Review

    Vince Kuraitis
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
    It’s the middle of winter. Feeling blah? Need some stimulation? You’ve come to the right place! Welcome to The “Shake the Winter Blahs” Edition of the Health Wonk review. For the second time, it’s my honor to host HWR — providing you summaries and links to the best recent writing in the health blogosphere. Let’s go! Federal Health Policy At the Health Affairs Blog, Princeton professor Uwe Reinhardt jumps off from the recent controversy about Jonathan Gruber’s remarks describing the American public as “stupid”. He writes that Gruber’s…
  • PowerPoint — 7 Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem

    Vince Kuraitis
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:57 pm
    I hope you’ll enjoy reviewing my slides from my December 3 presentation at the 11th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference. The presentation is formally entitled: “Patient Digital Health Platforms (PDHPs): Epicenter of Healthcare Transformation?”… …but more informally, I pose and address 7 key questions — the answers to which will shape the future of the PDHP ecosystem.  The answers aren’t all that clear yet because it’s very early and because most of the companies involved haven’t yet shared a lot of details about their plans. The 7…
  • ACO Lessons Learned: Revisiting the Timing of Downside Risk

    Vince Kuraitis
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    The editor and publisher of Accountable Care News have been generous in allowing me to republish my article from the November 2014 issue. Click here to download a .pdf copy of the article. It’s in-depth — about 2,000 words. Here’s the article in a nutshell: One of the most critical aspects of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACO has been around the timing and certainty of requiring mandatory downside financial risk for physician and hospital participants. Provider protests cajoled CMS to backing off an initial stance of “firm and unwavering” for ACO…
  • 11th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference, San Diego, December 3-4

    Vince Kuraitis
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:27 pm
     December 3-4, 2014  San Diego, CA Technology-Enabled Consumer Engagement & Behavior Change  Register by November 17th to receive a $100 early bird discount.   The Healthcare Unbound Conference will focus on technology-enabled consumer engagement and behavior change.   Technologies to be discussed include wearables, mHealth, remote monitoring, eHealth and social media. Moving beyond just a “cool technology” focus, this event will offer practical approaches for healthcare stakeholders and digital health companies. The program will address the reasons that the…
  • ThoughtLeaders: Prognosis for Medicare and Commercial ACOs

    Vince Kuraitis
    2 Nov 2014 | 1:12 pm
    A number of pundits are citing the systemic failure of ACOs, after additional Pioneer ACOs announced withdrawal from the program – Where do you weigh in on the prognosis for Medicare and Commercial ACOs over the next several years?” Republished courtesy of MCOL Mark Lutes Chair, Board of Directors, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Certainly, if we dial back the rhetoric and the expectations for immediate system -wide transformation, we can expect accountable care organizations to make a contribution to incentivizing more efficient care. Shared savings methodologies are a…
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    Colorado Health Insurance Insider

  • Kicking off 2015 with the latest from all the wonks

    Louise Norris
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Vince Kuraitis hosted the first Health Wonk Review of 2015 – the “shake the winter blahs” edition – at his eCareManagement Blog, and it’s full of great articles.  Some of my favorites in this edition: Roy Poses, writing about the “miracle” Hepatitis C drugs and reminding us – as always – to focus on evidence. […] The post Kicking off 2015 with the latest from all the wonks appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Check…
  • Expanding Medicaid was the right move in the 80s and still is today

    Louise Norris
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:07 pm
    When the ACA was signed into law almost five years ago (time flies!), one of its cornerstones was the expansion of Medicaid in every state, to cover everyone with incomes up to 133% of the poverty level (plus a 5% income disregard, which essentially makes the threshold 138% of poverty).  That was to be implemented […] The post Expanding Medicaid was the right move in the 80s and still is today appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Colorado CHP+ and exchange subsidy…
  • Healthcare spending is 17% of GDP; we should expect it to be a major line item in household budgets

    Louise Norris
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    This USA Today article by Laura Ungar and Jayne O’Donnell is well worth reading.  In a nutshell, it’s all about rising deductibles, and the impact they have on consumers’ ability to pay for health care.  The facts are sobering:  wages have been flat for decades, with the inflation adjusted average hourly wage only increasing by […] The post Healthcare spending is 17% of GDP; we should expect it to be a major line item in household budgets appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research…
  • The final Cavalcade of Risk

    Louise Norris
    24 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Jay and I started this little blog in the summer of 2006.  We’d had our website up for three years at that point, but we wanted a place to be able to discuss the very dynamic health insurance market and regulations, and to be able to provide updates for our clients as things changed.  To […] The post The final Cavalcade of Risk appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Cavalcade of Risk 2’nd Anniversary!! Cavalcade of Risk Cavalcade of Risk coming on Wednesday
  • Open enrollment should continue into the new year – every year

    Louise Norris
    23 Dec 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The deadline to get a January 1 effective date has passed in Colorado and in most of the rest of the country (in six states you can still enroll and get coverage effective January 1).  And that means that millions of people had their coverage automatically renewed on December 15. In the 37 states that […] The post Open enrollment should continue into the new year – every year appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Wouldn’t it be more efficient to spread ACA…
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  • Does your FitBit need to be FDA approved?

    Jason Shafrin
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    Right now, the answer is no, but in the near future, this may no longer be the case. The FDA has released a draft guidance on how it will regulate the new generation of wearable technology.  This guidance  says it will not regulate “general wellness” products like the FitBit. However, if the wearable cites health benefits for a specific disease, then the wearable would be subject to FDA regulation. For instance, if the wearable states it can improve specific disease symptoms or improve functional status due to a specific deformity, those claims would require FDA approval. On…
  • In Memoriam: Willard G. Manning, 1946-2014

    Jason Shafrin
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:24 pm
    In November, Willard Manning passed away.  I met Dr. Manning as he was a lecturer at the European Science Days summer school in Steyr, Austria.  iHEA has put together a nice in memoriam article and I have an sample of that below.  I will echo that although Dr. Manning was best know for his work on the RAND Health Insurance Experiment, his most lasting contributions to the health economics field are likely in his work as a leading health econometrician.   Will was probably best and most widely known for his work on the RAND Health Insurance Experiment (HIE). Not only has this work…
  • Friday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    What is precision medicine? Medicaid fees and access to care Potentially practical, in a world without fraud. The graveyard shift. Ebola turning point?
  • State of the Union 2015: A Healthcare Review

    Jason Shafrin
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:33 pm
    The Healthcare Economist’s annual tradition is upon us. I review the President’s State of the Union address, identify all healthcare related comments, and provide commentary.  So without futher ado… And in the past year alone, about ten million uninsured Americans finally gained the security of health coverage. The President pats himself on the back for the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) At every step, we were told our goals were misguided or too ambitious; that we would crush jobs and explode deficits. Instead, we’ve seen the fastest economic growth in over…
  • Tuesday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Who pays public employee health costs? How to lose weight? White Coats for Black Lives Flu shot efficacy. The ObamaTax.
 
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  • "Shake the Winter Blahs" Edition of Health Wonk Review

    Julie Ferguson
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Hot off the press - Vince Kuraitis posts the first Health Wonk Review of the new year, ">"Shake the Winter Blahs" Edition at the e-Care Management Blog. There's the usual grab-bag of topics from some smart heath policy bloggers: Did you know that there's a brouhaha over Hepatitis C Drugs? You can find out more about it in this edition....
  • Graveyard shift may be living up to its name: shift work & nursing health risks

    Julie Ferguson
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    The night shift is commonly referred to as the graveyard shift and a new study about associated health risks shows that it might be aptly named. Previously, the World Health Organization has linked working the night shift to cancer, based on studies with nurses. Now, a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine this month, shows that...
  • TRIA, mining fatalities, FL repackaged drugs, 2015 trends, 2014 recap & more noteworthy news

    Julie Ferguson
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:04 am
    Senate Passes TRIA; Bill Goes to President Obama's Desk - "In addition to reauthorizing the TRIA program for six years, the bill raises the trigger amount needed in total losses before the TRIA program kicks in from the current $100 million to $200 million, over five years, beginning in calendar year 2016. Also over five years, starting Jan. 1, 2016,...
  • Cavalcade of Risk: The Swan Song Edition

    Julie Ferguson
    29 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    Hank Stern of InsureBlog is hosting the Swan Song Edition of Cavalcade of Risk ... please check it out, it's a great holiday edition with an eclectic roundup of posts from some of our favorite bloggers. It's also the end of an era that launched back in 2006. For 224 biweekly editions of this risk roundup, Hank has been the...
  • LexisNexis: Furthering the Workers Comp Community

    Tom Lynch
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:22 am
    I am not a lawyer, thank you very much, but I am married to one. So, you may imagine that I am familiar with more than a few members of the breed. I've heard every lawyer joke there is (but if you want to send me a couple of your favorites, that would be OK). In the mid-1980s, the early...
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    Health Beat by Maggie Mahar

  • It’s not too late to sign up for Obamacare- But if you wait much longer you could face a fine

    Maggie Mahar
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Note to HealthBeat readers: I have recently begun writing posts about healthcare and healthcare reform for Consumer Reports. Below, an excerpt from my latest post. M.M It’s still not too late to sign up for insurance in your state’s marketplace. Open enrollment for Obamacare continues until Feb. 15. Meet that deadline, and you will be insured on March 1, with no penalty. And if the plan you purchased in 2014 was automatically renewed on Jan. 1, you can still change your mind, comparison shop, and pick a new policy in February. There are lots of good reasons to shop around, as plans change…
  • Obamacare Enrollment 2015: How Many People Will Sign Up Next Year? (Public Support for Obamacare Is About to Turn a Corner) Part 1

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

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

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

    Maggie Mahar
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    If you think fertilized eggs are people but refugee kids aren’t, you’re going to have to stop pretending your concerns are religious– Syd’s SoapBox News reports have been filled with conflicting theories explaining why tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, have been streaming into the U.S.  Some observers say that their parents are sending them here, so that they can take advantage of the social services and free education available in the U.S. Others argue that they are not coming here willingly, but that they have been forced to…
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    Health Care Renewal

  • Logical Fallacies in Defense of Aggresive Screening for and Treatment of Hepatitis C

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    And the hepatitis C follies continue... As we have frequently written, most recently last week, the hepatitis C screening and treatment bandwagon keeps rolling along.  There is constant public argument about the prices of treatment regimens, which approach $100,000 per patient in the US.  However, nearly all the public chatter, which seems mostly to come from corporate public relations people and marketers, investors and investment advisers, physicians with financial conflicts of interest, and pundits with little background in clinical epidemiology, seems never to question the…
  • Making the Arc of the Moral Universe Bend

    19 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    On this day, the US celebrates the legacy of the Rev Martin Luther King Jr.Martin Luther King Jr once famously addressed the question of how long it would take to achieve some measure of real equality in the US (in the "Our God is Marching on Speech.")  He stated,the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.  In context, he clearly meant that such bending was possible when people devoted hard work and concerted action toward this end.  Rev King was hardly one to sit back and passively expect good things to happen. However, as pointed out in the Huffington…
  • The Fashion Challenges of the Emperor of Hepatitis C Treatment - Now in the BMJ, but Who Will Notice?

    15 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    As we wrote, most recently last week, the hepatitis C screening and treatment bandwagon keeps rolling along.  There is constant public argument about the prices of treatment regimens, which approach $100,000 per patient in the US.  However, nearly all the public chatter, which seems mostly to come from corporate public relations people and marketers, investors and investment advisers, physicians with financial conflicts of interest, and pundits with little background in clinical epidemiology, seems never to question the assumption that the new drugs for hepatitis C are miraculous…
  • The March of Legal Settlements Continues into 2015 - Daiichi Sankyo Settles Charges of Kickbacks to Doctors for $39 Million

    13 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    We are just into January and have our first legal settlement by a major health care corporation of charges of giving physicians kickbacks to spur use of a commercial product.  Like most such stories, this one got little notice.  The most extensive report was in Ed Silverman's PharmaLot blog on the Wall Street Journal site.The Summary and Allegations The basic summary...Daiichi Sankyo agreed to pay $39 million to the U.S. federal government and state Medicaid programs to settle allegations of paying kickbacks to physicians to prescribe several of its drugs. The allegations were…
  • Once More, the Hospital CEO as Scrooge - Cape Cod Healthcare CEO Collected Millions in Severance After Laying Off Hundreds of Health Professionals, and Being Sanctioned by the State Medical Board

    8 Jan 2015 | 8:37 am
    The theme of non-profit hospital CEO as Scrooge seems to be persisting in the media even beyond the holiday season.  (Our last post on this theme was in December, 2014).  The previous cases we discussed (also here) involved  marked contrasts between how well top hired managers of non-profit hospitals were doing, and how their institutions were doing.Turning Around the Hospital, but Turning Away Employees The background to this story comes from an article in the Cape Cod (MA) Times from January, 2014.  Cape Cod Healthcare, a regional non-profit hospital system, hired Dr…
 
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    Medical Connectivity

  • Interview with Sailesh Chutani, CEO, Mobisante

    Tim Gee
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    My first exposure to Mobisante and their disruptive diagnostic ultrasound system was the mHealth Summit in November of 2010. At that time, the consumerization of medical devices had been gaining traction, mostly in the physician office market. Consumerization offers medical device manufacturers advantages in lower design costs, shorter time-to-market, lower product costs, increased usability and lower training costs. I recently got Sailesh Chutani, co-founder and CEO of Mobisante, on the phone and we discussed their product strategy — a software based diagnostic ultrasound that runs on…
  • The FDA October Workshop on Cybersecurity

    William Hyman
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:43 am
    If it were possible to be unaware of the general problem  of cybersecurity, the recent Sony hack with its public disclosures of  “private” e- conversations and then terroristic blackmail, following the earlier release of celebrity cloud photos, ought to have provided notice that what is electronically stored is likely to be available to those determined to have it. Moreover we know that cybersecurity can in principle also impact the function and availability  of connected systems (Sony again) and/or the information they contain. We also need to be concerned about the malicious…
  • DHHS OIG Work Plan Targets Networked Devices

    William Hyman
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services has released a report (pdf) outlining its 2015 work plan.  Among a host of subjects is “Information Technology Security, Protected Health Information, and Data Accuracy” with the subsection “Controls over networked medical devices at hospitals”. The focus here is on the security of  patient electronic health information which is to be protected under law. Other risks associated with device networking are not addressed. The relevant subsection (page 22) is relatively brief: We…
  • Challenges Using Patient Generated Data for Patient Care

    BMoorman
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    When I do presentations on the use of standards, I invariably have a slide which defines interoperability as “the ability of a system or a product to work with other systems or products without special effort on the part of the customer.” My second slide then defines syntactic and semantic interoperability. Syntactic interoperability occurs when there are two or more systems capable of communicating and exchanging data and this is usually attainable with the use of physical standards, data standards, and messaging structures. Semantic interoperability is defined as the ability to…
  • FDA Takes Step Backwards with New MDDS Guidance

    Tim Gee
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    This summer, FDA proposed lifting regulations from certain currently regulated medical devices. This unprecedented policy shift targets devices known as Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS) and is intended to benefit the mobile app industry and companies like Google, Apple and others. The current regulatory burden for MDDS devices is Class I, 510(k) exempt. This means manufacturers have to follow a basic quality system (i.e., design controls) on par with ISO9001, and report instances of patient injury or death in addition to any product recalls to FDA. The following is a guest blog post…
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    Health in 30

  • Quote – Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question is…

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.   — Connect with Barbara | Stay in Touch Twitter @BarbaraFicarra  Instagram @BarbaraFicarra  Founder Healthin30.com  Facebook Healthin30  Facebook Barbara Ficarra  LinkedIn  Barbara Ficarra on Huffingtonpost  Google Plus  Barbara Ficarra on Doctor Oz  
  • 6 Simple Healthy Living Tips for a Happier and Healthier You

    admin
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:34 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA “A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.” — Unknown Healthy living is about being in charge of your health. It means being proactive and empowered to take action. Healthy living is about doing simple things—which bring you calmness and serenity, and it can have a big impact on your overall health and well-being.  Here are six simple healthy living tips to help you live happier and healthier:  1. Be Empowered. When it comes…
  • Speaking Event: PIAA International Conference, Amsterdam

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

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

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

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    The Healthcare IT Toolkit, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Healthcare IT related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Healthcare IT research:Geek Humor - 8 Cartoons About Life as an IT ProThe Adobe EchoSign Advantage for HealthcareHow to Beat the Breach (BYOD and HIPPA Breaches at Hospitals)Healthcare Transformation and the Role of Business Rule AutomationRequest Free!
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    1 Dec 2014 | 12:20 am
    Published monthly, it delivers high-interest articles and features through original research and writing. A strict fact-checking and peer-review process assures the accuracy and relevance of editorial content. It serves Managed Care Organization executives and administrators, primary care and group practice physicians (GP, FP, IM, DO) whose practices are managed care, HMO staff physicians and others allied to the field.Request Free!
  • Medical Design Briefs

    4 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    From heart pumps and defibrillators to surgical robots, NASA has developed thousands of medical breakthroughs on the way to space. Articles and product briefs focus on design advances that are shaping the future of health care — improving safety and saving lives while reducing costs. Each issue will report on electronics, sensors, test & measurement, imaging, software, materials, mechanical components, manufacturing/prototyping, and much more.Request Free!
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    1 Nov 2014 | 12:20 am
    Your MCOL Subscription provides a package of valuable eNewsletters covering a range of key health care business topics. What's more, you get access to the subscriber only web site, with newsletter archives and a wide variety of valuable content.Request Free!
 
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    The Vitals Blog

  • Stroke and A-Fib: A Deadly Connection

    Vitals
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Guest post by Healthcare.com About 15 strokes every hour are caused by atrial fibrillation (A-fib), but most people don’t know what A-fib is – much less know if they have it. A-fib occurs in an estimated 2.7 million Americans and is the most common type of irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). A-fib dramatically increases the risk of […]
  • Second-Annual Vitals “Doctor Bowl”

    Lauren Kroll
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    The biggest game of the year is less than a week away, and while others debate the finer points between the famed quarterbacks and top-rated cornerbacks of the two opposing teams, we’re analyzing them by what we know best: their team doctors. The role of the team physician can’t be underestimated when assessing a team’s […]
  • What Grandparents Can Teach Us about Our Health

    Randall Krakauer, M.D
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    My wife and I often joke that our grandchildren are our rewards for raising our kids well. Whenever I see them, I am reminded of the famous Robert Browning quote, “Grow old with me, the best is yet to be.”  Our grandchildren are excellent motivators for us to maintain good health. According to a recent […]
  • 7 Tips for Staying Healthy This Winter

    Lauren Kroll
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Staying healthy during the colder months isn’t just about washing your hands and avoiding your sick coworkers. Whether it’s keeping warm or being active, there are a many things you can do to ensure you get through winter happy and healthy. Here are 7 tips to help you have your healthiest winter yet. 1. Wear […]
  • Wellness and You

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:51 am
    We’re two weeks into 2015. Are you sticking with your New Year Resolution? Eating healthier and working out are the top two goals people set for themselves as the year kicks off. But if a recent Vitals Index survey is right, most people will end the year less healthy than they started. According to the […]
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    The Search Principle: views are my own

  • Snapshot of librarians’ usage of social media, 2014

    Dean Giustini
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    In December 2014, the publisher Taylor & Francis published a white paper on social media which assessed how librarians use social media. It uses statistics and case studies to benchmark social media usage for libraries so they can aspire to best practices and approaches. Since most of you (my #libr559M students) have posted about your use of social media on your blogs, you can use some of the information (and findings) in the white paper for comparison (and talking points). Some interesting assertions in the white paper which I am still trying to assess: The white paper is informed by…
  • A new term & LIBR559M

    Dean Giustini
    4 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Hello, my name is Dean Giustini and I am an academic librarian and adjunct faculty member at UBC’s iSchool. I have taught courses on social media for information professionals for about ten years which, looking back to that period around 2004-2005, seems almost pre-historic in social media terms. At that point, we didn’t have Twitter, for example, and Facebook monetization was still many years into the future (2011). Who knew that these tools would almost completely dominate discourse on the impact of social media in the intervening years? Course structure The course in 2015 is…
  • Exploring social media concepts with student librarians

    Dean Giustini
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    It’s that time of year again when Dr. Stephenson invites me to talk to the student librarians in her LIBR500 class. Since I last spoke to students, there’s been a laundry list of new social media tools that haven’t really caught on yet. Ello, for example, an attempt to rejig the social media business relationship with users. Uber even (well, we’ll watch what happens with that tool). I’ll report back after the workshop to tell you what I learned from Susie’s LIBR500 students. LIBR 500 Social media workshop 2014 from Dean Giustini
  • Striving for that A+ (show your students a “composite submission”)

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

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

  • Why Would Any Doctor Accept Medicaid?

    Dr. Val Jones
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    A physician friend of mine posted a copy of her Medicaid reimbursement on Facebook. Take a look at the charges compared to the actual reimbursement. She is paid between $6.82 and $17.54 for an hour of her time (i.e. on average, she makes less than minimum wage when treating a patient on Medicaid). The enthusiasm about expanding Medicaid coverage to the previously uninsured seems misplaced. Improved “access” to the healthcare system via Medicaid programs surely cannot result in lasting coverage. In-network physicians will continue to dwindle as their office overhead exceeds meager…
  • Cartoon: Why Some Doctors Love EMRs

    Dr. Val Jones
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
  • Credibility & Prestige In Medicine: How Are They Measured?

    Dr. Val Jones
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:55 am
    In my last blog post I discussed how harmful physician “thought leaders” can be when they are dismissive of the value of other specialists’ care. I must have touched a nerve, because a passionate discussion followed in the comments section. It seems that physicians (who spend most of their time involved in clinical work) are growing tired of the leadership decisions of those who engage in little to no patient care. Clinicians urge lawmakers to turn to practicing physicians for counsel, because those who are out of touch with patients lack real credibility as advisers.
  • If Emergency Medicine Physicians Told Hospitalists The Truth…

    Dr. Val Jones
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
  • Physician Specialty Silos Can Cause Friendly Fire Casualties

    Dr. Val Jones
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    It’s no secret that medicine has become a highly specialized business. While generalists used to be in charge of most patient care 50 years ago, we have now splintered into extraordinarily granular specialties. Each organ system has its own specialty (e.g. gastroenterology, cardiology), and now parts of systems have their own experts (hepatologists, cardiac electrophysiologists)  Even ophthalmologists have subspecialized into groups based on the part of the eye that they treat (retina specialists, neuro-ophthalmologists)! This all comes as a response to the exponential increase in…
 
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    Medgadget

  • New Medical Device to Bring Tears to Your Dry Eyes

    Editors
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Serious dry eye can be quite debilitating and current therapies like eye drops and cyclosporine are either difficult to manage or don’t really fix the problem. Eye drops require refrigeration, so keeping them cold and handy is a challenge. Cyclosporine, on the other hand, only treats the inflammation and has a low rate of patient compliance. A company called Oculeve, which came out of the Stanford Biodesign program, has developed a tiny implant that may help a lot of people suffering from dry eye caused by a variety of underlying conditions. The device electrically stimulates…
  • MIT’s Fiber Implants Deliver Light, Electrical, Chemical Stimulation While Monitoring Brain (VIDEO)

    Editors
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    Conventional brain implants are typically rigid and use materials that can irritate fragile tissue. Such devices have limited in-vivo lifetime and prevent more complicated functionality to be built into them. They typically do one task, such as drug delivery or neural sensing, and usually can’t deliver therapy while monitoring its effects in real time. Scientists at MIT have now developed a novel type of fibers that can simultaneously transmit electrical and optical stimulation, deliver drugs, and read the brain’s electric signals while causing little irritation to nearby…
  • ECHELON FLEX Powered Vascular Stapler with Advanced Placement Tip

    Editors
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    Ethicon, a division of J&J, just unveiled the new ECHELON FLEX Powered Vascular Stapler at the The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 51st Annual Meeting in San Diego. The device has a  curved, blunt anvil and a shaft that are 26% narrower than the main competition, namely Covidien’s Endo GIA Curved Tip Reload with Tri-Staple Technology. This is the narrowest anvil available on the market and should help with access and visualization during critical vessel transections. It also features 11 percent more articulation to help get into tight spots. The device can be used during thoracic…
  • JINS MEME Smart Eyewear Monitor Eye Movement, Blinking, Body Motion

    Scott Jung
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    We previously mentioned that wearables were huge at the 2015 International CES a couple weeks ago, but with so many companies coming out with their own versions of fitness bands, we got excited when we would come across a wearable that was located on the body someplace other than your wrist. JINS, a popular Japanese eyewear designer, has developed a smart pair of spectacles called the JINS MEME, that unlike Google’s attempt at intelligent eyewear, is something we wouldn’t feel ashamed to wear on a date. JINS MEME has a few interesting sensors built into their stylish frames: a…
  • Micromotors Powered by Zinc and Stomach Juice for Targeted Drug Delivery

    Editors
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    The latest advancements in the field of targeted drug delivery has mostly involved various nanostructures, typically having antibodies attached to their surface, that are injected into the bloodstream to seek out their targets. While such nanoparticles have a great affinity toward whatever it is they are looking for, they lack any propulsion mechanism and only flow downstream. In a world’s first, researchers at University of California San Diego have created tiny micromotors that rely on a chemical reaction to function. Scanning electron microscopy image (left) of the PEDOT/Zn…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • "Walk the walk to talk the talk" - Cleveland Clinic video

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    CCF leaders are running two innovative "walk in my shoes" programs to take Cleveland Clinic to the next level. This involves learning how to do everyone's job, hands-on. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Exam preparation: NEJM Knowledge+ Adaptive Learning Explained

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    "At the heart of NEJM Knowledge+ is a smart, adaptive engine that will transform your learning experience. This adaptive learning platform quickly assesses the subjects you know well, and identifies the areas where you need reinforcement. It then delivers more of what you need and less of what you already know, continually adjusting based on your performance. Adaptive learning ensures that you’ll spend your time efficiently, focusing on what you need to learn and review.Take a look at how adaptive learning helps you tackle the challenges of lifelong learning and board preparation. Learn…
  • Adult acne: how to treat it?

    24 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    A Mayo Clinic dermatologist gives tips on how adults can prevent and treat acne. Treatment options include over the counter medications as well as prescription medications.Acne has 3 stages that can be remembered by the mnemonic "CIN":Comedonal - black/whitehead, open/closedInflammatory - pimples/zitsNodulocysticUse Topical Treatment such as Differin gel as on CCC-F: Cheek, Chin, Cheek, Forehead Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Top medicine articles for January 2015

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Nearly half of high school students had ever tried tobacco in 2013, and nearly a quarter were current users http://buff.ly/1xw5dCeEvery Kiss Begins With 80 Million Germs – study published in journal Microbiome. Kissing is a courtship behavior unique to humans and is common in over 90% of known cultures http://buff.ly/1qoEsxyGeneric Versions of ADHD Drug Concerta Not Therapeutically Equivalent - FDA http://buff.ly/1qNSCCUColors used in tattoo ink need to be absolutely water-insoluble. That alone makes them a health risk.
  • Drinking Water: What's the Science?

    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Who should drink how much water? Bottled or tap? Medscape Expert Commentator, Dr. Jeffrey Berns, and Dr. Stanley Goldfarb discuss the evidence and what you should tell patients. For more from Dr. Berns, visit Medscape: medscape.com/index/list_3468_0 Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
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  • Let’s Meet at Stanford Medicine X!

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    I’ve given speeches and master courses at several Medicine X events in the past and I’m honored to be invited again for this year’s Medicine X! All I can tell now is that I... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • 62 Science Fiction Movies in 4 Minutes!

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    The Singularity Hub shared a fantastic video about the 62 major science fiction movies from the early 20th century. A must-see for all sci-fi lovers! Here is the complete list of movies mentioned in... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Running Tips For Geeks: Wearable Devices and Smartphone Apps

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:29 am
    It’s really hard to find motivation to go out for a run or to do exercises every single day. I struggle with that, just like you. I only go out for a run if I can measure data, I’m a geek. Here are... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • What Should Hospitals Look Like In The Future?

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    How do you start when the goal is to design the hospital of the future? When I was writing this chapter for my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, I contacted talented architects, as well... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • What Question Does Excite You the Most About the Future of Medicine?

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    I have amazing conversations on social media with people from around the world about where technology leads us in medicine and healthcare in the coming years. As I give around 90 talks per year, I... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
 
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • Resilience, Speaking Up, Reframing: Reflections On Recovery

    Charlotte Yeh
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    In October 2014—nearly three years after an auto-pedestrian accident that left me unable to walk—I embarked on a six-day bicycle trip through the Sicilian countryside. An account of the earlier accident and my uneven care experience appeared in the June 2014 issue of Health Affairs (‘Nothing is Broken’: For an Injured Doctor, Quality-Focused Care Misses the Mark), and excerpted in The Washington Post Despite major improvements in my gait at the two-year mark of physical therapy, I am still cane-dependent, and my orthopedist noted to me that I would never be able to bike again.
  • Competition In Health Care Markets

    Julie Brill
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    In this post, I want to focus on the key role economic analysis plays in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s health care enforcement program. I use this lens to look first at how the FTC has become more successful in challenging hospital mergers, and then to rebut the notion that the Affordable Care Act is somehow a “free pass” for health care industry consolidation. After the federal antitrust agencies successfully challenged a number of hospital mergers in the 1980s and early 1990s,[1] we suffered a string of court losses in the mid- and late-1990s, even in cases involving highly…
  • Beyond Law Enforcement: The FTC’s Role In Promoting Health Care Competition And Innovation

    Maureen Ohlhausen
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    By now, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) law enforcement efforts in the health care area are well known. We have successfully challenged several hospital and physician practice mergers in the last few years. We also continue to pursue anticompetitive pharmaceutical patent settlements, following a victory at the Supreme Court in the Actavis case. Speaking of the Court, it is currently reviewing a case we brought against the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners, alleging that its members conspired to exclude non-dentists from providing teeth whitening services in North Carolina.
  • Moving Beyond Wellness ROI Toward Employment-Based Cultures Of Health: Part I

    Harris Allen and Raymond Fabius
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    With their recent post declaring that employment-based wellness initiatives “increase rather than decrease employer spending on health care with no net health benefit,” Al Lewis and coauthors are continuing to exert a clarifying presence in a field with a history of unsubstantiated claims and suspect methods. This conclusion is not supported by the work with which we and others have been associated and is thus not one with which we agree. Nevertheless, Lewis et al. are to be acknowledged for fueling the need for a sharper focus on the core challenge at hand for employers: how best to…
  • Additional Requirements For Charitable Hospitals: Final Rules On Community Health Needs Assessments And Financial Assistance

    Sara Rosenbaum
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    On December 29 the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released long-awaited final regulations implementing Affordable Care Act provisions that impose additional obligations on charitable hospital organizations covered by §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Published in the Federal Register on December 31 2014, the regulations are massive, consolidating a series of prior proposals into a single final body of regulatory law.  The regulations affect more than 80 percent of U.S. hospitals, both the 60 percent that operate as private nonprofit entities and the 23…
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  • What does it mean to be a young board-certified physician?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/brian-j-secemsky" rel="tag">Brian J. Secemsky, MD</a>
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    We’ve almost made it. Long gone are the purgatory stints of library study, slaving to solve esoteric problems relating to planks and pulleys. Innumerable several-day exams have been conquered and tucked far away in our memories, hopefully never to haunt us again. The last of our forced smiles and faux-eager nods have been displayed toward ambivalent instructors and medical teams during the throes of our student rotations. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Medical conferences feel like funerals. Here’s why.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/pamela-wible" rel="tag">Pamela Wible, MD</a>
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    A friend just got back from a big medical conference at a fancy hotel. The cleaning ladies actually pulled her aside to ask, “What’s with all the grim faces and sad eyes?” Do doctors realize medical conferences look like funerals? That’s what the cleaning ladies think. I bet they’re not the only ones. Why do medical conferences feel like funerals? Maybe because doctors are dying by suicide at twice the rate of their patients. Why? The truth is doctors are dying from despair. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A…
  • Top stories in health and medicine, January 27, 2015

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/medpage-today" rel="tag">MedPage Today</a>
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    From MedPage Today: PCP Flying High on Corporate Wellness. In 2008, E. Brooks Wilkins, MD, was faced with a hard choice: shutting down a wellness and weight-loss center designed for people who had tens of thousands of dollars to spend on a 30-day intensive treatment program or toughing it out through a devastating recession. Kids’ Vaccination Schedule Updated. An updated childhood and adolescent immunization schedule was released Monday by the CDC, following recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College…
  • The medical testing industry needs to become extinct

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/david-mann" rel="tag">David Mann, MD</a>
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Times change, and, as with Darwinian natural selection, those who adjust survive and those who don’t perish. Henry Ford’s assembly line greatly ramped up the production of automobiles but put many people out of work. The elevator operators of my childhood are long gone. Those who have embraced new technology have usually thrived; those who have fought it or failed to understand it have suffered. Witness the success of Amazon versus the demise of Borders. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out…
  • How much testing should you do in chronic abdominal pain?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/michael-kirsch" rel="tag">Michael Kirsch, MD</a>
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I see patients with abdominal pain every day. Over my career, I’ve sat across the desk facing thousands of folks with every variety of stomach ache imaginable. I’ve listened to them, palpated them, scanned them, scoped them and at times referred them elsewhere for another opinion. With this level of experience, one would suspect that I have become a virtual sleuth at determining the obvious and stealth causes of abdominal distress. I wish it were the case. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find…
 
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    James Clear

  • Announcing the Reading List: 100+ Good Books to Read

    James Clear
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:43 pm
    I’m excited to share a new project with you today! It’s called the reading list and, as you would expect, it’s filled with good books to read. Our community has grown quickly from a handful of people two years ago to more than 125,000 people today. (Thank you so much for taking the time to read the free newsletter each week! It is an honor to share my work with you.) As we have grown, I have steadily received more requests to share my reading list with you all. Well, after some work, I have a list of more than 100 reading suggestions divided out by category and topic. Click…
  • 6 Famous Artists Talk About What It’s Like to Overcome Fear and Create Beauty

    James Clear
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Long before I was publishing articles for the world to read, I wrote in a private document. I did this for more than a year. There were a variety of reasons and excuses that I used to rationalize why I wasn’t sharing my writing with others, but in many ways it boiled down to fear. Here’s what I didn’t realize at the time: fear isn’t something that must be avoided. It is not an indicator that you’re doing things wrong. Fear is simply a cost that all artists have to pay on the way to doing meaningful work. Obviously, not everything that is thought or written or created needs…
  • Mental Models: How Intelligent People Solve Unsolvable Problems

    James Clear
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Richard Feynman won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest physicists of all-time. (He was a pretty solid bongo player as well). [1] Feynman received his undergraduate degree from MIT and his Ph.D. from Princeton. During those years, he became known for waltzing into the math department at each school and solving problems that the brilliant math Ph.D. students couldn’t solve. Feynman describes why he was able to do this in his fantastic book, Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman! (one of my favorite books that I read last year). One day [my high…
  • Joseph Brodsky Explains Perfectly How to Deal With Critics and Detractors in Your Life

    James Clear
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:12 pm
    In 1962, a young man named Joseph met a woman named Marina. They lived in Russia together. They shared a passion for art. He wrote poetry. She created paintings. They fell in love and had a child together. It was shaping up to be a good life until one day in 1972, the Soviet officials came knocking at the door. They stormed Joseph’s apartment, took him captive, tossed him on a plane to Vienna, and informed him that he was exiled from the Soviet Union. He never saw Marina again. Anti-Soviet Joseph was Joseph Brodsky, the famous poet. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1987. His poetry,…
  • Reducing Stress: What Scientists Learned From the Children Who Survived a Famine During the Deadliest War in History

    James Clear
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:13 pm
    There was nothing left to eat. The butter had disappeared in October. By November, adult food rations had been cut to 1000 calories per day. A few months later, in the dead of winter, rations dropped to 500 calories per day. Food stocks throughout the country were empty. If you were lucky enough to have food ration coupons, you could get 100 grams of cheese every two weeks. Meat was a fantasy. By April of 1945, each person was limited to 1 loaf of bread and 5 potatoes — for the entire week. [1] It was the middle of terrible famine known as the Dutch Hunger Winter. World War II was nearing…
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    Dr. Wes

  • Questioning the ABIM Leadership Compensation

    DrWes
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Compensation amounts for the past President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) were reviewed over the last 10 years of available tax documents.  I have outlined them below.  We should recall that US physicians fund 97% of the ABIM's revenue. Fiscal Year Compensation Comments 2004 $580,377 Includes $50,000 performance bonus awarded to Dr.
  • Care Pathways and Their Kin

    DrWes
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Transitions of Care in Heart Failure, Circulation Heart Failure, January 2015 Living in Washington DC Brochure (Getting 50% of Liquor - Courtesy Harringtonandselves.com) (Choosing a Medical Specialty - Courtesy Surgical Sciences blog) -Wes
  • Katz: In Defense of the Annual Physical

    DrWes
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    David L, Katz, MD, Director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center and President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, makes aa case in defense of the annual physical examination, once a cornerstone of American medicine. I would argue, then, that glib dismissal is misguided. Rather, the safest and most promising option in the absence of answers to all relevant questions, is to
  • "Science" Takes ACLS Backwards

    DrWes
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations have become the new pathway to riches for the pharmaceutical industry. First, there was generic colchicine, used for years and years to treat gout for  pennies a pill.  The only problem was, there wasn't an FDA trial proving colchicine's efficacy in the treatment of gout.  Takeda Pharmaceutical, seeing the opening, performed a trial and rebranded
  • The Cancer of Our Profession

    DrWes
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:11 am
      229. Unity and friendship in the medical society is important. The first, and in some respects the most important, function is that mentioned by the wise founders of your parent society - to lay a foundation for that unity and friendship which is essential to the dignity and usefulness of the profession. Unity and friendship! How we all long for them, but how difficult to attain! Strife seems
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    Summer Tomato

  • Wisdom Wednesday: You Never Regret a Workout

    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Randy Son Of Robert It’s a common misconception that San Francisco is warm and sunny. It isn’t. At least not usually. As locals know, Karl the Fog is a year-round resident of the City by the Bay. Karl’s favorite seasons are summer and winter. During the summer he likes to roll into my hood around 4pm, which is why SF residents always bring a jacket when we leave the house. Always. In the winter Karl doesn’t restrict his visits to evenings, but pretty much hangs around all day. Born and raised in SoCal, this took some getting used to. It’s normally…
  • The “I Don’t Feel Like It” Fallacy

    19 Jan 2015 | 10:28 am
    Sometimes the subtlest thing can derail a habit. Of all the Home Court Habits I maintain to keep my healthstyle on track, cooking food at home is the most important. When I cook regularly (4-5 days a week) I can eat practically anything I want, maintain my weight and energy, and almost never get sick. I don’t love to cook, but I don’t mind it. And over the years I’ve developed a system of supporting habits to make sure I do it regularly. It works for me. Then last week, it stopped working. Despite having attended two dinners at the homes of friends (when I notably…
  • For the Love of Food

    16 Jan 2015 | 10:39 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week the truth about calories, the magic of broth, and why weight loss requires more than Real Food. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. (Yes, I took that…
  • Foodist Approved: Grain-Free Tabouleh Salad

    14 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    grain-free tabouleh This grainless variation of a Lebanese classic was specially requested by Darya’s husband, Kevin. Kevin came across a tabouleh salad made with cauliflower instead of bulgur while on a work trip and has been craving it ever since. Because just about everyone can benefit from more veggies and many of us are sensitive to grains, it seemed like a genius substitution. I love how much the roasted cauliflower resembles couscous once pulsed a couple times in the food processor, only sweeter and fluffier. A definite keeper! Tomatoes in the wintertime remind me of soggy…
  • In the Future Everything is Perfect

    12 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo by rhett maxwell This week is so crazy, you guys. Today alone I have a client meeting, a lunch meeting, a 2-hour home repair that took months to get on the calendar, and I’m giving a talk before dinner. That’s on top of my normal writing deadline, dog walks and workout––not to mention eating, showering and looking presentable. Tomorrow isn’t looking much better. And I’m traveling to five different cities in the next four weeks. Last year with my wedding, site redesign, and book launch, I didn’t think my life could get any busier or more stressful.
 
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    Daily Health Bulletin

  • Mind “The Low Fat” Labels…

    7 Jan 2015 | 9:36 am
    The idea that eating less fat can keep you healthy, a notion very popular with the medical establishment in the mid 1980s, seemed to make sense. Experts were working with the data available at the time – they saw saturated fat had more calories and raised the bad (LDL) cholesterol. Today fat is still often the diet bad guy and you’re still likely to see “low fat” and “fat free” on many of food labels. While our cholesterol levels, and total intake of saturated fats has gone down, the numbers of obese people in this country has continued to rise. How can we…
  • The Top 7 Diet Mistakes To Avoid

    6 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    Trying to lose weight is tough, calling for consistent effort, patience and a good measure of plain old willpower. What makes weight loss even more of a challenge is that there’s so much advice out there, it’s hard to know what to follow, what to ignore. Experts insist that the foundation of successful weight loss is a healthy, calorie controlled eating plan combined with regular exercise. There’s nothing fancy… no “secret”. To lose weight you need to make permanent changes in the way you eat, the way you live and care for your body in order to succeed in…
  • The 20 Best Foods For Top Health

    5 Jan 2015 | 7:05 am
    A trip to your local grocery store puts literally hundreds of food choices before you. Some you can tell are healthy; others are labeled that way, but may not measure up to those healthy claims when you get right down to it. To help you choose more wisely, here are 20, in alphabetical order, of the best foods you can get. 1. Almonds are an excellent source of monounsaturated fat, protein, vitamins and minerals. They may also lower cholesterol. 2. Asparagus is loaded with anti inflammatory nutrients and high amounts of folic acid, and has even been shown to halt the formation of cancerous…
  • How To Get Back On Track After Overeating

    2 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    Over the holidays the temptations to overeat are huge, from Halloween to New Year’s there are delicious goodies all around, in easy reach. It can get hard after a while to resist, to keep up those healthy eating habits, the daily exercise routine. The thing to keep in mind is that while overeating on some days happens to everyone, a single day’s slip isn’t going to turn you obese overnight. It’s the decisions you make over time that will keep your weight under control. Experts suggest that one thing you can do before heading out to a holiday event is to think about…
  • The 34 Words Which keep Your Weight Down

    1 Jan 2015 | 5:57 am
    In today’s technology obsessed world it’s no surprise that weight loss apps are so popular, but according to new research, the old school pencil and paper work just as well when it comes to losing weight. Food journals are an important, but often overlooked, tool in your weight loss battle that can really have an impact on your results. The power of journaling has most recently been supported by data coming out of the long-term Look AHEAD obesity project, an 11-year study that was funded by the National Institute of Health. Among the 550 participants in the study who kept records…
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • Every test has risks. There are risks of false positives and...

    12 Jan 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Every test has risks. There are risks of false positives and false negatives. For example, a false positive is when an HIV test says you have HIV, but you really don’t. And a false negative is when the HIV test says you don’t have HIV, but you really do. Every test that doctors perform have very well-described false negative and false positive rates. Tests come in all kinds of different flavors from blood tests and x-rays to physical exams. Anything that generates some sort of data can be considered a test. Zeke Emanuel recently wrote in the New York Times that we should skip our annual…
  • I spent the New Year in Colorado. I snowmobiled up to the...

    8 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    I spent the New Year in Colorado. I snowmobiled up to the Continental Divide where this photo was taken. It’s quite possibly the toughest photo of me you’ll ever see.
  • An entirely new genre of healthcare delivery: Always-on telehealth

    8 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    For years we, and others, have struggled to describe and define Sherpaa’s healthcare delivery model. It’s not telehealth. Telehealth concepts currently in existence simply don’t go far enough. First, telehealth “visits” are transactional and typically video visits between an unknown, random doctor and patient. They are confined by a doctor-patient time slot and once the transaction is over, for further communication, you have to pay for a new time slot. But, in real life, health is an ongoing conversation with ongoing events, new updates, and needs that can’t really be forced into…
  • MTV has done more for the US teen birthrate than decades of policy

    6 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    “Between 1991 and 2008 teen pregnancy in this country had an annual decline of just 2.5% a year. In the next four years, coinciding with airing of the programs, the decline tripled to 7.5% per year. The study showed that exposure to the television shows had a sizable effect with 5.7% of the overall 17.6% decline being directly attributable to the show. That means almost one-third of the dramatic total decrease in teen pregnancy can be linked not to state and local public health efforts, not to the work of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy, but to a television…
  • Medical profession aided CIA torture

    10 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    In a series of tweets this morning, surgeon and author Atul Gawande called out the doctors who helped the CIA torture people. 1/The Senate CIA Torture Report reveals savage, immoral, utterly despicable practices by our govt. http://t.co/qZWUNtJSeU — Atul Gawande (@Atul_Gawande) December 10, 2014 2/But the worst for me is to see the details of how doctors, psychologists, and others sworn to aid human beings made the torture possible. — Atul Gawande (@Atul_Gawande) December 10, 2014 3/The torture could not proceed w/o medical supervision. The medical profession was deeply embedded in this…
 
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    ScienceRoll

  • Let’s Meet at Stanford Medicine X!

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    I’ve given speeches and master courses at several Medicine X events in the past and I’m honored to be invited again for this year’s Medicine X! All I can tell now is that I “might” give a keynote and give some master courses about very exciting topics. Please register as soon as possible because the event gets full very fast. See you there this September! Medicine X is a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and health care. The initiative explores how emerging technologies will advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients…
  • 62 Science Fiction Movies in 4 Minutes!

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    The Singularity Hub shared a fantastic video about the 62 major science fiction movies from the early 20th century. A must-see for all sci-fi lovers! Here is the complete list of movies mentioned in the video: 1902- Voyage dans la lune 1927- Metropolis 1929- Fraud in Mond 1931- Frankenstein 1933-The invisible Man 1936-The Devil Doll 1951- The Day the earth Stood still 1953- The War of the worlds 1956- Forbidden Planet 1956- Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1957- The incredible Shrinking Man 1960- The Time Machine 1960- The village of the damned 1966- Fahrenheit 451 1968- A space Odissey 1968-…
  • Running Tips For Geeks: Wearable Devices and Smartphone Apps

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:29 am
    It’s really hard to find motivation to go out for a run or to do exercises every single day. I struggle with that, just like you. I only go out for a run if I can measure data, I’m a geek. Here are the wearable devices and smartphone apps that help me find the motivation I need.
  • What Should Hospitals Look Like In The Future?

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    How do you start when the goal is to design the hospital of the future? When I was writing this chapter for my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, I contacted talented architects, as well as organizations such as NXT Health focusing on this sensitive topic and shared my own views as well. Here are a few things from the top of my mind as excerpts from the book: No waiting time will harden the lives of patients as cognitive computers will organize all the details of the healthcare system. It will direct people when and where to go by analyzing their records, and automatically…
  • What Question Does Excite You the Most About the Future of Medicine?

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    I have amazing conversations on social media with people from around the world about where technology leads us in medicine and healthcare in the coming years. As I give around 90 talks per year, I also receive fantastic questions from the audience from time to time and I started listing these. Now I would love to hear what question excites you the most about the future of medicine! Will we print organs or will robots replace doctors? Anything else? Please leave a comment here or submit your question on medicalfuturist.com. The questions will be used anonymously for an upcoming and very…
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  • Easy Homemade Bread Crumbs

    Tory McBroom
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    I particularly like breaded food. Chicken strips, mozzarella sticks, and so on… But, I don’t like how unhealthy and high calorie these types of foods typically are. Unless, you make them yourself! Which is exactly what I did with this easy homemade bread crumb recipe! All of the taste, without the calories, oil and artificial ingredients […] Easy Homemade Bread Crumbs
  • Baked Mozzarella Sticks

    Tory McBroom
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
    One of my favorite appetizers to order when I go out to eat are mozzarella sticks! Unfortunately, they are typically fried and extremely high in fat, calories and sodium. So, it was just a matter of time before I hit the lab to create a “healthified” version of this tasty appetizer. And that time is now! […] Baked Mozzarella Sticks
  • Caramel Chocolate Brownies (Only 30 Calories!)

    Tory McBroom
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    It’s hard to believe that a chocolate brownie covered in caramel sauce could contain only 30 calories… And actually taste good! But, with a little trial and error it’s been done! :) This recipe was inspired (very loosely) by another chocolate brownie recipe that called for plain Greek yogurt and a half cup of stevia! […] Caramel Chocolate Brownies (Only 30 Calories!)
  • Protein Pancakes

    Tory McBroom
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:07 pm
    I’ve experimented with many different pancake recipes that are high in protein… With bananas, without banana’s, with almond flour, with coconut flour, eggs, no eggs, and so on. And most were unsuccessful.  Disgustingly unsuccessful. Until I decided to use a little of my own experience cooking with protein powder to finally create a delicious pancake that is […] Protein Pancakes
  • Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

    Tory McBroom
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    I must admit, I was a little skeptical at first with this recipe. Not that I didn’t think it would taste good, since I love bananas and peanut butter… But, more so that it would actually turn out like ice cream. With a smooth creamy texture consistent with store bought ice cream. To my surprise, it […] Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
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    annesamoilov.com

  • The One About Money and Your Launch with Denise Duffield Thomas

    Anne Samoilov
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:04 am
    Are you making money in your business?  Have you had a successful launch where you actually made sales? Are you happy with the amount you’re making? If not, you’re not alone. If you want your business to grow…that means you want to make more money! Today’s guest on the podcast is Denise Duffield Thomas of LuckyBitch.com. She’s well known for her work helping women entrepreneurs make more Denise and I get into a ton of topics fast…including: What Denise is¦ Read More » The post The One About Money and Your Launch with Denise Duffield Thomas appeared first on .
  • Why You Need A Side Hustle After You Leave Your Day Job

    Anne Samoilov
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    When people talk about their days having a side hustle, it’s usually like a badge of honor. They struggled for years and years trying to make the side hustle their main thing work — to get the chance to finally do what they were passionate about. That story is a common one in some for one or another for many entrepreneurs…even me! That side hustle keeps you ignited because you push, you struggle, you create, whatever it is… but it¦ Read More » The post Why You Need A Side Hustle After You Leave Your Day Job appeared first on .
  • How to Get Rid of Launch Failure Once and for All

    Guest
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    Please welcome a new friend to the blog today talking about a topic many of us don’t want to think about – launch failure.   Danny Iny is well known for his work starting Firepole Marketing. He knows his stuff when it comes to launches and I was eager to get him on the blog and in front of you – especially because he’s got soooo much to share. There are few days as nerve-wracking as launch day. It’s a¦ Read More » The post How to Get Rid of Launch Failure Once and for All appeared first on .
  • What You Need To Know, If You’re Ready To Grow

    Anne Samoilov
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:52 am
    Are you ready to grow your business this year? Do you know what it’s going to take? Do you know what exactly you want to achieve?  Wanna know what you’ll have to give up (and take on) in order to get there? You’ll get some insight, strategies and maybe a little inspiration to answer these questions for yourself from business growth specialist Amber McCue. Amber runs NiceOps.com and has down several extremely well-received weeklong Planathon challenges that I’ve participated for¦ Read More » The post What You Need To Know, If You’re Ready To Grow appeared first on .
 
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    AstroNutrition

  • Product Review: RoxyLean ECA Fatburner

    AstroNutrition
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:51 pm
    RoxyLean ECA is a widely used fat burner designed to activate the body’s weight-loss mechanisms. RoxyLean is an ephedrine-free fat burner, despite its ECA label. read more
  • Men's Health: Multivitamins for Optimal Wellbeing

    AstroNutrition
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Doctors and health practitioners regularly recommend multivitamin supplements for most of the patients, and for good reason. New research shows some potential disadvantages for single-vitamin supplements when combating poor health. Multivitamins, on the other hand, don’t experience the same limitations. read more
  • Product Focus: Rainbow Light Busy-Brain Release

    AstroNutrition
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:32 am
    Our busy lives are killing us. That’s what all kinds of health researchers are saying. The health impacts of a busy, on-the-go lifestyle can lead to serious consequences if not addressed adequately. Heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, depression/anxiety, and other serious health problems can be experienced with uncontrolled stress. read more
  • Probiotics & Bone Health

    AstroNutrition
    23 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    When we talk about bone density, probiotics don’t often come into the conservation. But that’s starting to change. read more
  • Probiotics & Heart Disease

    AstroNutrition
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:35 am
    The benefits of probiotics for digestion and the immune system are well appreciated, but did you know that probiotic supplements also provide benefits for cardiovascular health? Scientific literature that supports the use of probiotics to protect against heart disease is growing. read more
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    dothealthclub.com

  • Learn English: methods for learning English

    Dr. Subba Rao
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:13 am
    English skills can still be improved either for the native speakers or even the foreigners. There are numerous tried strategies for learning English that really works. Learning English, like any other thing, isn’t simple and easy , requires determination and daily improvements. Taking the instance of the way you should practice a song more often [...]
  • Allison Williams’ Dad Reportedly Saw Her Raunchy ‘Ass Motorboat’ Sex Scene At ‘Girls’ Season Four Premiere …

    Dr. Subba Rao
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:09 am
    Allison Williams’ Dad Reportedly Saw Her Raunchy ‘A** Motorboat’ Sex Scene At ‘Girls’ Season 4 Premiere Allison Williams was very brave to go ahead with a raunchy sex scene for the Season 4 premiere of HBO’s Girls, which included her being “a** motorboated” by her on-screen partner Desi, played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach. But she was even braver to [...]
  • Ways to make your bedroom attractive and seductive

    Dr. Subba Rao
    1 Aug 2011 | 7:59 pm
    Ways to make your bedroom attractive and seductive
  • Beauty Tips of Men – maintain your youth.

    Dr. Subba Rao
    24 Jul 2011 | 10:10 pm
    There are very simple things which can be taken care by every men to keep their youth for very long time. These are the simple tips to keep you handsome.
  • Common symptoms and its causes – Health guide

    Dr. Subba Rao
    15 Jul 2011 | 8:37 pm
    Our body is a wonderful instrument which has the ability to heal itself and give signals to you if you need to take any action. If you listen to those signals we can solve many of our health problems.
 
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    Vitamin IMC

  • Social Media vs. Traditional Media: Theories Behind the Difference

    Sara Singh
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Considering the bigger picture regarding how social media today differs from traditional communications models, the fact remains that the difference lies in the public, instant and archivable attributes of social media which were not prevalent amongst traditional media. People still used to talk, comment, engage and discuss topics via traditional media. The key difference? The medium has changed, not the message. This drives me to believe that the key insights of social media lie in decades of theories from psychology and sociology as a basis for social media marketing strategies.
  • It’s 2015 – Happy New Year and Welcome Back from Vitamin IMC

    Britt Oliver
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    From all of us at Vitamin IMC, we wish our readers, classmates, and faculty a new year of filled with an abundance of success, positivity, and good health! January 5th marks the start of the second quarter of classes at Northwestern University for the Medill IMC Class of 2015 and we couldn’t be more excited to begin providing our perspectives of the ever-evolving world of marketing communications. We would like to thank all of our readers and followers. Whether you have been a long-time reader or are new to our blog, we appreciate your time and engagement. We have even more great…
  • CMOs: 3 Steps for an Early Holiday Campaign That Customers Actually Like

    Lizzie Bartek
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Most people are just getting used to the onslaught of all things pumpkin flavored, but CMOs and planners know the importance of championing another season that’s quickly approaching: holiday shopping season. As a graduate student in Northwestern Medill’s IMC program, I’m concerned with focusing in on consumer behavior and needs, and have found two great articles that show the importance of engaging your customers with early holiday campaigns, even as we’re just wrapping up Halloween. A recent Adweek article explored the results of Google’s Holiday Shopper Intentions…
  • Northwestern IMC does Dreamforce

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

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

  • Bringing in the New Year With Aromatherapy

    Wendy Robbins
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Wishing you a wonderful New Year filled with abundant health, joy and prosperity. In addition to the methods we each use to celebrate and bring in the new year, this is a time that many of us reflect upon the...
  • Happy Holidays from AromaWeb!

    Wendy Robbins
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Wishing you a beautiful holiday season filled with blessings and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Sincerely, Wendy Robbins Talk about this post and keep in touch with AromaWeb via facebook or follow AromaWeb on Twitter:
  • Craft Idea: Naturally Aromatic Christmas Decoration

    Wendy Robbins
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    A few Christmases ago, I had been shopping for stock photography when I happened upon the photo of the Christmas tree tabletop decoration that you see here (licensed from 123rf.com). It looks like it incorporates acorns, pine cones, cinnamon sticks...
  • Christmas and Seasonal Aromatherapy Articles & Recipes on AromaWeb

    Wendy Robbins
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    As the holidays begin to approach, it's a perfect time to diffuse and blend essential oils that help get us into the spirit of the season or help to combat the holiday blues. View the following AromaWeb articles and recipes...
  • Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Thanksgiving

    Wendy Robbins
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    I'd like to take this moment to wish everyone a heartwarming, joyful and aromatic extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend. As I spend this week reflecting upon all of my blessings, I consider myself especially blessed for the ongoing support that I...
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    GalTime

  • Winter Minestrone Soup with Ravioli

    GalTime
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Packed with vegetables, herbs and pasta, this seasonal soup is certainly a meal in a bowl.  Ingredients: 1/2       Cup Olive Oil 2          Medium Onions, diced 2          Medium Carrots, diced 2          Medium Parsnips, diced 1          Medium Leek, diced 2          Medium Rutabaga, diced…
  • Is Natural Childbirth All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

    Elissa Sungar, IfNotYouWho.org
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The short answer is, Yes! The long answer… I was just 12 weeks pregnant, when our mid-wife asked about our birth plan. I responded, “What is a birth plan”? Before becoming pregnant, I always had planned on getting an epidural a.s.a.p. Why on earth would I want to experience such pain, if there is miracle drug to take it all away? My husband encouraged me to make my own choice, but challenged me to do a bit of research on natural childbirth before I made my decision. After researching and talking to other moms about their birthing experience, I decided natural childbirth was my “birth…
  • 5 Baby Items You Really Don’t Need

    Elissa Sungar, IfNotYouWho.org
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    With the birth of our first child, it is needless to say that the past six months have been an adjustment! It has been a magical time, but still an adjustment. Trying to balance a new baby, time for my husband, laundry, housework, errands, friends, going back to work, exercise, time for myself…has been hard. I quickly learned two things after Declan’s arrival. First, that in order to get everything done, I was going to need to “cut corners”. Ordering take out, hiring a house cleaner when necessary and online shopping are a few of what have become consistent ways to save time in our…
  • Shy Kids: Tips for Introducing Children to New Experiences

    GalTime
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Signing a child up for an indoor soccer club, a local theater club or piano lessons can be an exciting — and emotional — experience. It’s full of possibilities for parents and their children, but it can also be overwhelming. It becomes even more stressful when a child has trouble adjusting.   Teaching kids how to enjoy new experiences and socialize with their peers doesn’t always come naturally. Let’s face it, just like some adults, children can be introverts. While it’s common for parents to worry when a child isn’t participating in an activity, there are…
  • 5 Seconds to Better Teen Texting

    Barbara Greenberg PhD
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Teaching Teens about Texting Etiquette  Yep, some of our teens are sending up to 50 or even more text messages per day. This is concerning because, as we know, lots of information can be lost or misinterpreted in a text. There are no faces to read, no eyes to look into, no sighing  and no crying to hear.  We have got to help our teens with this way of communicating. Surely, we can teach them some things that will make their preferred mode of communication easier, safer, and more likely to come across as intended.  I suggest that we teach them about a “Five Second…
 
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    Fitho

  • 6 Tips To Fit Exercise Into Busy Schedule

    Subaha Kumari
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:25 pm
    We work hard to lead a good life. Exercising and being physically active is key to living healthy. But being busy makes it tougher for us to stay fit. How is it that we can prevent our lifestyle from taking a toll over our health. Can we not even spare a few minutes a day...Read More
  • How to Lose the Beer Belly

    Swati Kapoor
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:31 am
      Growing beer belly? Blaming it on the beer is fine but how long will you sit and do nothing about it. How do you get a beer belly? Its just not the beer that is making you gain that belly. Any alcoholic drink will make you fat if you eat food while drinking alcohol....Read More
  • Healthy Weight Loss Diabetes Diet Plan

    Prachi Agarwal
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    To manage diabetes you need to control your weight. But having diabetes makes it hard to lose weight! Well don’t give up so fast. There are easy ways to lose weight with diabetes without starving your self. But before you get on a diet to lose weight let us help you understand how high blood sugar...Read More
  • Why running doesn’t help you lose weight

    Dashmeet Kaur
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Running is good for health. But it might not be enough if you are using it lose weight. While you have to watch what you eat to lose weight, you need to be equally conscious about the right kind of exercise that will help you achieve your health goal. To get results you need to...Read More
  • 5 Of the Best Abs Exercises you’re probably not doing

    Dashmeet Kaur
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Many of us carry some extra flab around our midriff that really bothers us. While we drink hot water & lemon hoping it melts its away the truth is that you need to get up & move your body if you are serious about getting rid of the belly fat. While just doing a few...Read More
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    True Food Movement

  • Healthy Chicken Empenadas, So Good!

    admin
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
      Back in my 20s I needed a good date place.  A restaurant where I could bring guys that wasn’t too pricey, easy to get to, and could spark conversation.  I found my perfect place, a Cuban restaurant called Mucho Gusto Cafe near Berkley College of Music.  Gus, the front of house guy, got to know me and he’d keep an eye out for me.  If I seemed to really like my date, he’d send over some Cuban coffee to help seal the deal.  I brought my now husband there and he was “coffee worthy.” Mama Aida ruled the roost at Mucho Gusto, her recipes soared out of the…
  • All About Avocado Oil with Two Easy Recipes

    admin
    30 Nov 2014 | 2:50 pm
    credit: Lisa Johnson Avocados in my salad, yes please!  Avocado oil?  I had never used it before when a care package landed on my doorstep, and I quickly surveyed some facts. One of the highest smoke points out there, between 480°F and 520°F High in monounsaturated fats and Vitamin E Enhances the absorption of other nutrients like Vitamin K Used as cooking oil and as a beauty product to improve skin appearance and fight wrinkles The flavor will vary depending on processing, the lighter the color, the lighter the flavor In fact, when I asked people on Facebook if they’d heard of it,…
  • Teaching Kids To Bake

    admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:09 pm
    My son burst excitedly through the door … “Mom! We have to cook two loaves of bread! One for us and one to sell for charity.” I looked at him a bit puzzled. “Um, okay, but why?” Turns out King Arthur Flour has a program called Bake for Good and my son’s seventh grade class was one of the participating schools. I had a good excuse to “teach kids to bake.” King Arthur provided the kids with all the necessary ingredients and directions to bake two loaves of bread. One stayed with the family and the other was sold at school with the proceeds going…
  • Too Much Pumpkin?

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

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

  • What Your Kitchen Counter Can Tell You about Your Weight

    Hannah Katsman
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    Brian Wansink, director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University, has been covertly watching people’s eating habits for the last 25 years. In an interview with Anna Maria Tremonte of CBC’s the current, available as a podcast, he argued that there are more effective ways to change people’s eating habits than dieting. In his book, Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Decisions, he recommends changing your eating environment, not your mind. We make 200 decisions about eating every day. Breakfast is about more than whether we have cereal or eggs. If we choose cereal, we…
  • Homemade Chumus with Coriander and Parsley

    Hannah Katsman
    18 Jan 2015 | 2:22 am
    My vegan son asked me to make chumus. I’ve failed numerous times. The recipe below, unlike others I’ve seen, does not include additional water. I also spent five minutes removing the skin from the cooked chickpeas. I happened to have fresh parsley and coriander on hand, so I added them both. They definitely took the chumus to a new level. This dish got raves from my kids, and I will be making it frequently. I used freshly cooked chickpeas for this recipe. To cook chickpeas, see this chart: Guide to Cooking Dried Beans from Scratch. Adding baking soda makes them softer and…
  • 10 Super Ways to Use Spinach

    Hannah Katsman
    11 Jan 2015 | 12:50 pm
    How to Cook Spinach in the Microwave is one of the most popular posts on Cooking Manager. Preparing spinach in the microwave is quick and mess-free, and nearly foolproof. After cooking fresh spinach, whether in a microwave, pot, or pressure cooker, you can use it in a variety of recipes. I usually chop some, and leave the rest whole. While a lot of people claim not to like spinach, its taste is rather mild. If you stick to small amounts, only the most avid spinach hater is likely to object. Also, the bright green color enhances the look of the dish. Not all of the iron in spinach is…
  • Vegan Cholent (Sabbath Stew)

    Hannah Katsman
    4 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    Cholent is the Yiddish word for the stew traditionally served on Sabbath mornings in Jewish homes. Most Jewish communities throughout the world had their own version, using local ingredients. Before people had their own ovens, they brought the cholent to the communal oven on Friday afternoon. There, it would cook overnight, because starting the cooking is forbidden from sunset on Friday. Cholent generally includes small amounts of poultry or cubed meat, and some recipes originating in North Africa include whole eggs in the shell. The key to making a long cooking stew is to include lots of…
  • How to Cook Without Using Fat

    Hannah Katsman
    30 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    Fats and oils are an essential part of the human diet, and help make foods tasty.  But with some medical conditions, or before certain procedures, it’s necessary to eat foods with very little or no fat content. You may have to completely avoid butter, oil, and margarine. You may also not be able to have sesame paste, peanut butter, avocado, egg yolks, cheese, nuts, and milk with any fat content. But just because you can’t eat fat, you can still enjoy tasty meals. Cooking without fat may require only a few changes to your regular recipes. Here are some suggestions: Use the…
 
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    Health News from SciGuru Science News

  • Hunger signal programs brain development

    27 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    The rate of obesity is rising at an alarming rate and almost three million people world-wide die each   year as a consequence of this disorder.  Understanding the physiology of energy balance and weight gain is therefore crucial in order to reduce the prevalence of obesity and prevent the health consequences associated with it. The neural regulation of energy balance involves a...
  • Switching thirst on and off

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    Neuroscientists in Columbia University Medical Center have identified two distinct sets of neurons in the hypothalamus region of the brain, one of which turns thirst for water on and the other of which turns it off again. The study, published in the journal Nature, brings some clarity to a situation in which there had been difficulties establishing the relevant neurons in thirst control. It...
  • Unique option for aortic aneurysm repair offers less invasive approach

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:34 am
    A novel, minimally invasive approach appears safe for treating life-threatening aneurysms that occur in the farthest part of the aorta, making it easier for cardiothoracic surgeons to repair the aorta and easier for patients to recover.
  • Age concern in largest ever study of heroin user deaths

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:23 am
    Older users of opioids such as heroin are 27 times more likely to become a victim of homicide than the general population, a University of Manchester study of almost 200,000 users has found.
  • New algorithm will allow better heart surgery

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:12 am
    A new technique to help surgeons find the exact location of heart defects could save lives, help them to treat patients more effectively and save health service cash. The development, by researchers at The University of Manchester, will allow non-invasive detection of the origin of heart problems and allow more effective treatment. Currently it is hard to pinpoint the exact location of heart...
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    IndiaVision News and Information » Health & Fitness

  • Recipe: Fruit Salad

    Alka Anand Singh
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:28 pm
     Ingredients: We need one or two red apples One sliced peach 2 stalks celery 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 pack of  lemon yogurt Method: Put the red apples, sliced peach, celery, dried cranberries, and chopped walnuts together in a bowl. Add the lemon yogurt to it. Keep it in the refrigerator to get the cool effect. Your dish is ready to be served.Recipe: Fruit Salad
  • How to improve your dental health!

    Alka Anand Singh
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:26 pm
    A beautiful smile is a gift endowed by nature that one must always cherish. But are you afraid that your smile will no longer draw the desired attention it once gained? Here’s how to improve your overall teeth health. In case you lose a whole tooth: Science has made it possible to re-fix your tooth, the only thing expected of you is to save it the proper way. You can hold it back at the same place till you get immediate medical help or you can preserve it by wrapping it in a plastic pouch. Another way to save it is by keeping it immersed in milk while you rush […]How to improve…
  • Beetroot juice boosts exercise function in heart patients

    Alka Anand Singh
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:23 pm
    A small yet significant study shows that beetroot juice improves exercise function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The new research by Wake Forest University looked at a small group of COPD patients who drank beetroot juice as compared to a placebo drink before exercise. “The intent of this study was to determine if acute ingestion of beetroot juice, which is rich with nitrates, prior to exercising could improve the exercise capacity of COPD patients,” said Michael Berry, chair of Wake Forest’s department of health and exercise science. COPD makes…
  • Daily Exercise boosts brain health in adults

    Alka Anand Singh
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Daily exercise can help youngsters boost their brain performance, finds a study. In the brain, blood flow and cognitive function peak during young adulthood. The new study of 52 young women found that oxygen availability, which is known to positively relate to brain health and function, is higher in adults who exercise regularly. Women who exercised on a regular basis had higher oxygen availability in the anterior frontal region of the brain and performed best on difficult cognitive tasks. “Our findings suggest that regular engagement in physical activity may improve brain functioning even…
  • Healthy Tips : 5 must-eat vegetables for moms-to-be

    Alka Anand Singh
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:20 pm
    After one comes across the news of a positive pregnancy, all that one can feel is happiness and excitement. Pregnancy is certainly the most beautiful period of a woman’s life. But, one has to be cautious to support a healthy pregnancy. The way you care for yourself early in pregnancy has a great impact on your baby’s development. Diet plays a very important role during pregnancy. Choosing the right kind of food is essential for proper development of your baby. Studies suggest that mothers who eat junk food while pregnant have already programmed their babies to be addicted to a…
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  • Contest Poll: 2015 Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

    Mark Sisson
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    A couple weeks back I asked you to film and share your favorite Primal Blueprint recipes for a chance to $1500 in gift certificates to US Wellness Meats. We’ve got some great entries this year, from liquid bone and lamb burger handrolls, to baked lamb shanks and paleo chili. Many thanks to everyone that submitted a video. I hope you had as much fun making them as we have watching them! As you might imagine, my crew and I had a tough time narrowing the field, but we were able to get it down to the top five. To everyone that didn’t make the cut, many thanks from myself and (yes, I’ll…
  • Dear Mark: More of Your 21-Day Challenge Questions Answered

    Mark Sisson
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today, I’m doing another batch of 21-Day Challenge questions pulled from the ones you asked me two weeks ago. I managed to make it onto the third page of comments. I’d hoped to get through all of them, but with over 200 questions asked, the task proved insurmountable! Since they were by and large really great questions that deserve serious answers, though, I expect I’ll be drawing on them for future editions of Dear Mark. Stay tuned for that in the future. This week, we’ve got questions about weight machine training, indoor sprinting, eating for drinking “more…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 332

    Mark Sisson
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Portland and surrounding environs! The Primal Blueprint Transformation Seminar is almost at your doorstep. Come join us on Thursday, January 29. Due to popular demand, blog posts will now be going up at 5 AM Pacific Standard Time. If you’re at all interested in the way diet and lifestyle can impact your risk of Alzheimer’s (and dementia in general), you’ll want to kick in some support – or at least help spread the word — for BREAD HEAD, an upcoming documentary investigating the promising science of Alzheimer’s prevention. I was recently honored to be featured…
  • Sun-Dried Stuffed Chicken Breast (Plus a Contest)

    Worker Bee
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    This week’s recipe is pulled straight from the pages of The Paleo Primer: A Jump-Start Guide to Losing Body Fat and Living Primally!, written by British health and fitness consultants Keris Marsden and Matt Whitmore. These folks, who run a popular fitness and wellness center called Fitter London, have produced a book that is half “primer” and half incredibly creative recipes. The primer section distills the major concepts of primal/paleo/ancestral health living into clever and memorable short passages, spiced up by hilarious cartoon drawings. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, I…
  • The Struggles of a Navy Man: Fighting Bad Conventional Advice with Primal Successes

    Guest
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! I am unbearably angry! Wait, I apologize. That’s not a way to begin this story. Let me try again. It’s January 2014. I find myself 39 years old, recovering from wrist surgery, and uncertain about my career. You see, I’m in the…
 
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  • Social Media Has Been Introduced to Physicians

    DrV
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    There’s a national organization that I’ve done some work with.  And for the past few years I have run social media sessions at their annual meeting.  Social Media 101 and other programs with non-threatening names intended to draw in frightened doctors. This year I suggested that the days of the new thing have passed. At some point we must go beyond the introduction and  into application.  The leadership of physician organizations need to begin to pay attention to the adopters and what they can do to move the needle.  Repeatedly pitching the terminally skeptical doesn’t work.
  • Weekend Medicine

    DrV
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
    It’s remarkable that hospitals still keep weekend schedules.  On the weekend, things stop.  They don’t stop, but they really do.  ORs operate with emergency staffing.  Routine diagnostic imaging is held until Monday morning. Weekend schedules are a throwback to a time when the tempo of health care was set by the doctor’s rounds and the hands of a clock.  The doctor was out, then he came in.  He’s off for the weekend; she’s covering.  It’s after 5. Weekend medicine is as much a mindset as it is a model of care at an analog pace. As medicine is consumed by technology and…
  • 33 Shorts | January 16, 2014

    DrV
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
    A few interesting things from the stream this week: Ignorant teens Most of us were smug enough to believe that we understood teens and their social media after reading this Medium post-gone-viral. danah boyd’s brilliant take shows that teens know themselves no better than we do.  As the father of a 16-year-old, I concur. Pharmacy medicine The short-term solution of a quick visit hasn’t caught up to the reality of providing for the sick.  While mainstream medical offices can learn from retail, I suspect we’ll find that fast-food medicine always tastes best on the way down.  Why…
  • 33 Shorts | January 12, 2015

    DrV
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    A few noteworthy things: Board stiff Doctors are sick and tired of jumping hoops. Organized medicine’s latest mandate is maintenance of certification, or MOC. Consisting of an assortment of oddly creative quality and patient-safety exercises, it seems MOC’s biggest win has been the initiation of a conversation about what makes a doctor qualified.  In a bold move of medical disobedience, The National Board of Physicians and Surgeons has been born. Angry public physicians Counted among the angry internists is Wes Fisher, long-time blogger and public physician, who recently published a…
  • Scottish Physicians and Fear-Based Information

    DrV
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:50 am
    Should Scottish physicians  be afraid of social engagement?  This piece on the perils of public dialog would make it appear that way.  I though it would interesting to add some in-line commentary.  The bold is the original story with my commentary immediately following. Doctors who interact with patients on social media risk blurring the boundaries of the professional relationship, according to a medical defence organisation. Doctors who don’t interact beyond their immediate physical space risk becoming irrelevant. MDDUS (The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland) has reported…
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  • How Will You Lose Weight?

    George Diamond
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:08 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond How Will You Lose Weight? Weight Loss Success How Will You Lose Weight? After you make a list of your options on how you will lose the weight, will you choose: easy, proven, certain, fun, convenient, known, unknown, important, urgent, or a challenging way to lose weight? Will you ask everyone for their advice, or will you pick what’s right for you in the long run? How will you lose weight? Losing weight is a personal decision. How you lose it is also a personal decision. There are many ways to lose…
  • The Most Destructive Weight Loss Statement

    George Diamond
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond The Most Destructive Weight Loss Statement Weight Loss Success Most Destructive Weight Loss Statement Want to lose weight? Want to be thinner and trimmer? What is the most destructive weight loss statement you can make? “I can’t lose weight because…” is one of the most destructive weight loss statements you can say. This statement admits failure. It says you are not going to lose weight. It says you have given up. It also is a destructive statement because it is the beginning of the excuses. It is…
  • Tradeoffs to Lose Weight

    George Diamond
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Tradeoffs to Lose Weight Weight Loss Success Tradeoffs to Lose Weight When I decided to lose weight, I knew that there would be tradeoffs that I would have to make in order to reach my goal. Tradeoffs like: • Waking up 30 minutes early to get 20 minutes of exercise • Choosing healthier snacks most of the time • Switching to either sugar-free drinks or water • Eating a couple of bananas for lunch instead of going out for fast food • Not going up for seconds Now what did I get for these tradeoffs:…
  • Deserve a Healthier Future

    George Diamond
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:39 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Deserve a Healthier Future Weight Loss Success Deserve a Healthier Future Do you deserve a healthy future? There is an old saying that holds true with respect to your health, and it goes like this, “You don’t always get what you want, but you usually get what you deserve.” If you are overweight, if you don’t exercise, you are abusing your body. Now, with that said, you may want good health, but do you truly deserve it? This may sound a little harsh, but often times we need to hear the truth, so that…
  • How to Eliminate Hunger Pangs

    George Diamond
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:50 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond How to Eliminate Hunger Pangs Weight Loss Success How to Eliminate Hunger Pangs I am often asked how to eliminate hunger pangs (some people like to say, “hunger Pains”). I tell them there are a few solutions that I have found. 1) Find an activity to occupy your mind for an hour, and the pangs will usually go away on their own. 2) Give your stomach something small and healthy to fill the void. A fist of peanuts or sun flower seeds, and a diet soda always does the trick for me. 3) An intense workout…
 
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • FUNctional Fitness

    Cammy Chapel
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:23 pm
    I’ve started the new year totally disorganized and unfocused in most areas of my life (blogging and housework being the most visible), but I’ve kept the exercise habit up quite nicely. After 7 years, my need to exercise is almost like my need for air. One day last week, I was feeling kind of bleh about my gym workout. It was one of those days in which I kept having to punt on my first-choice exercises, because someone else was using the station or area I needed. Or, as happened once on the lat pulldown station, they stole my grip! Seriously! So I ended up doing almost all machine…
  • An Above-Average Start to the Year

    Cammy Chapel
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:23 pm
    This is my first post of 2015, and I’ll start out by wishing you all a very Happy New Year! I hope you have sufficiently recovered from all the year-end/new year festivities. If you’re like me, you were more than ready to get back to normal, everyday life. My new year started off okay–not bad, not great, just okay. But a few days into it, everything kicked into high gear, and believe it or not, it all started with a compliment I received waaaay back in 2011. If you were reading this blog back then, you were here for it, but unless your memory is 1000 times better than mine,…
  • Mid-Holiday Check-in

    Cammy Chapel
    28 Dec 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Well, I managed to miss blogging before the Christmas break and didn’t get to wish you all a Merry Christmas. I feel really bad about that, but I hope you managed to struggle through anyway. With this being our first Christmas without Memaw, I knew it would be a bit bittersweet, and it was. But I tried to shake things up a little by hosting the family’s Christmas morning breakfast at my house this year. We’ve always gathered at my parents’ house for a good ol’ southern-style breakfast, complete with Dad’s breakfast potatoes and Memaw’s homemade…
  • Bouncing Back, Sort Of

    Cammy Chapel
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Remember that cold I mentioned a while back? I’m pretty sure it was more than that. Maybe one of the flu strains. Maybe diptheria or malaria or typhoid. Whatever it was, it kicked my fanny quite nicely. But I’m back, almost, and feeling closer to my normal perky self. It helps that we had a few mild days, weather-wise, and I was able to get out and breathe some fresh air. While I was at it, I cleaned the gutters on my house and got all the leaves raked and bagged. It’s nice to have that to-do item to-done! I also played around in the kitchen over the weekend, and I’m…
  • Home Sweet Home

    Cammy Chapel
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:36 pm
    After what seems like months of traveling, I am at home for the near future. Unless, of course, I get called to cover someone else’s training appointments. My travels came to an end with a bang. My parents and I spent the Thanksgiving weekend on the coast. This was my brilliant idea, and one I regretted for a brief time on Thursday. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, the wind was screaming through my clothes. I had checked the forecast before we left, but I hadn’t noticed that it was supposed to be windy. Brrrr, but only for the morning. By afternoon, I was able to get out for…
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  • 3 Steps to Personal Evolution #CommitToYou

    Joyce
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    *Disclosure: Grateful to be working with GaiamTV — on my journey to personal evolution. “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” ― Emily Dickinson I know, I know. It’s resolution time again, and we all know what that means right? Intentions and goals that fall flat, or worse — never even get off the ground. According to statistics, about 60% of resolutions fail. But wait! Doesn’t that mean 40% are successful? That would be 4 out of 10 people. That’s 4 people whose lives are…
  • Your Most Powerful Health Coach is You — and Your Smartphone

    Joyce
    30 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    My Health Coach and Partner We often think in terms of short-term goals. Not that that’s necessarily bad, but long-term health is more than a few small goals accomplished occasionally. It’s many small actions done consistently over time. It’s easy to be short-sighted and just have in mind an upcoming event as a goal. But short-term goals are just that — short-term. Keeping up with long-term goals is obviously not as easy as keeping up with a short-term goal. This got me thinking: what can we use that’s in our everyday lives that would easily serve us in…
  • Whole and Healthy: Variety Creates a #BalancedYou

    Joyce
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
    Riley in her best downward dog I think battling boredom has been a struggle in my pursuit of a healthy life. But it’s also been a blessing in disguise. That’s why I was super excited *disclosure* -> when I had the opportunity to work with GaiamTV and @MyYogaOnline. I felt a instant connection with their philosophy and the content they share. I’ve always loved yoga and done random classes over the years, but I personally needed more direction and guidance. I wanted to add yoga to my quiver of healthy choices. This made me think of why I felt the need to learn yet another…
  • Whole and Healthy: 5 Reasons to Embrace Self-Improvement

    Joyce
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    The ship of self-improvement has set sail Before I venture into opinionated territory, my thoughts here are only coming from my own personal experiences in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years. There was a time when the word “self-improvement” was all the rage, like the word swag, just without all the douchey-ness. It even earned itself a section in bookstores. You could work on your health, your fitness, your relationships, organizational skills, education, and more. I always found myself hanging out in that section. I’m sure some of you will say you’ve…
  • A Journey for the Body and Spirit: Hiking Maui’s Haleakala Crater

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

  • 6 Tips To Fit Exercise Into Busy Schedule

    Subaha Kumari
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:25 pm
    We work hard to lead a good life. Exercising and being physically active is key to living healthy. But being busy makes it tougher for us to stay fit. How is it that we can prevent our lifestyle from taking a toll over our health. Can we not even spare a few minutes a day...Read More
  • How to Lose the Beer Belly

    Swati Kapoor
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:31 am
      Growing beer belly? Blaming it on the beer is fine but how long will you sit and do nothing about it. How do you get a beer belly? Its just not the beer that is making you gain that belly. Any alcoholic drink will make you fat if you eat food while drinking alcohol....Read More
  • Healthy Weight Loss Diabetes Diet Plan

    Prachi Agarwal
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    To manage diabetes you need to control your weight. But having diabetes makes it hard to lose weight! Well don’t give up so fast. There are easy ways to lose weight with diabetes without starving your self. But before you get on a diet to lose weight let us help you understand how high blood sugar...Read More
  • Why running doesn’t help you lose weight

    Dashmeet Kaur
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Running is good for health. But it might not be enough if you are using it lose weight. While you have to watch what you eat to lose weight, you need to be equally conscious about the right kind of exercise that will help you achieve your health goal. To get results you need to...Read More
  • 5 Of the Best Abs Exercises you’re probably not doing

    Dashmeet Kaur
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Many of us carry some extra flab around our midriff that really bothers us. While we drink hot water & lemon hoping it melts its away the truth is that you need to get up & move your body if you are serious about getting rid of the belly fat. While just doing a few...Read More
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Healing Powers Of Manuka Honey Is Nothing Short Of Magic

    BeWellBuzz
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:40 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com We’re in the midst of a very interesting time – a return to folk medicine, to self-healing, and to the application of treatments sourced directly from the natural world. After a brief dream of all-powerful pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, and fancy medical technology, we’re reawakening to the subtle and integrative principles of nutrition, proper lifestyle, and natural medicine. These two paradigms shouldn’t be pitted against one another. Instead, we should view them as complementary systems that can help us achieve optimal health effectively and…
  • How To Make Probiotic Rich Fermented Foods At Home

    BeWellBuzz
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:36 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com By now you have probably heard of the health benefits of probiotics. If you study health you will learn how crucially important the bacteria in your gut are to your health. The website Green Med Info has assembled an amazing list of more than 200 studies, which together explore more than 170 diseases which can be helped or treated with probiotics. The conditions include: Skin and Rash Problems Irritable Bowel Syndrome Weight Gain Diarrhea And even the common cold! Digestive microbiology has only just started to gain an understanding of our internal ecosystem, which…
  • How To Understand Nutritional Label

    BeWellBuzz
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:01 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Understanding food labels can help you make wise choices – if you know what to look for. Total calories, fat, sugar, carbs, etc are calculated per serving, so be sure to look at the servings per container. In the video above, Dr. Anthony G. Beck sheds light on a few of the important numbers you should look for when looking at the nutritional labels. Let’s dive a bit deeper into this. 54 percent of consumers read a product’s label before they buy a food product for the first time, and 41 percent of this group believe that most of the claims made –…
  • Macadamia Nut Oil Better Than Coconut Oil?

    BeWellBuzz
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com For many years, saturated fats have been demonized by the medical mainstream. They’ve been blamed for a whole host of health issues, including high cholesterol, heart problems, and obesity. But new findings demonstrate that exactly the opposite is true—it’s polyunsaturated fats, sugars, and simple carbohydrates that inflame and toxify the body, weaken the immune system, and lead to weight gain. It turns out that healthy fats are a health panacea. In many cases, they actually help prevent or reverse the exact conditions with which they’ve been incorrectly…
 
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • What are Top, Middle, and Base Notes?

    Andrea Butje
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Understanding top, middle, and base notes in aromatherapy We talk a lot about top, middle, and base notes in aromatherapy. What do we mean exactly, and how can you identify each note? Not every aromatherapy blend has to have all three notes. Making a balanced blend just means you consider and understand which aromas tend to be more dominant, and use fewer drops of the really strong aromas. It helps to begin by imagining the feeling or experience that you want to embody in the blend. For blends that do have top, middle, and base notes, you might have to take your time getting to know the…
  • Winter Aromatherapy Bath Salt Recipe

    Andrea Butje
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    A warm, floral aromatherapy bath salt recipe for cold nights! I love warm baths during cold weather. They are so comforting! I especially enjoy adding nourishing bath salts to my water. High quality healing salts can help repair your skin after it’s exposed to harsh weather, and protect it the next time you go out. Here’s one of my favorite aromatherapy bath salt recipes for winter. It’s a warm floral blend. I make it with pink Himalayan salt, which has a particularly high mineral content skin loves, but you can use any natural salt that you prefer. You can use any grain (fine, small,…
  • Look Inside a Free Online Aromatherapy Class: Introduction to Essential Oils

    Andrea Butje
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Do you know about Aromahead’s free online aromatherapy class, Introduction to Essential Oils? If you’re already in our free aromatherapy class, I’d just like to remind you that your class never expires—you can log into Aromahead to read over the materials and make the recipes as many times as you like! If you have not yet registered, you can register here (it’s free). I would like to tell you about a YouTube video I made, giving you a sneak peek into our free class. The Introduction to Essential Oils is “aromatherapy 101,” full of important information and great blends you…
  • A Warming, Moisturizing Jojoba Blend

    Andrea Butje
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    A moisturizing jojoba blend to keep you warm! Cold, dry weather can make you feel just that—cold and dry. When I lived in a cold climate it seemed like I was always looking forward to the next cup of tea or hot bath! Here’s an aromatherapy recipe for one of my favorite moisturizing jojoba blends. You can create a warming effect by blending with essential oils that promote circulation, open up your breath, and get the energy moving throughout your body.   You’ll need a 1 oz (30 ml) bottle with a lid. You can make this blend right in the bottle. 1 oz (30 ml) jojoba (Simmondsia…
  • Aromatherapy Diffuser Blend for Colds and Flu

    Andrea Butje
    29 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    I have a great aromatherapy diffuser blend for colds and flu! I love this diffuser blend (this one is for adults). It’s got rich coniferous notes and when you breathe in, you can just feel the camphoraceous Ravintsara and bright Lemon opening up your sinuses. You can drop these essential oils right into an electric aromatherapy diffuser: 5 drops Siberian Fir (Abies siberica) 3 drops Ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora ct. 1,8 cineole) 4 drops Lemon (Citrus limon) This aromatherapy diffuser blend for colds and flu is helpful, because Siberian Fir and Ravintsara have airborne antimicrobial…
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • What is your magnificent obsession?

    Larry Lewis
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    What is your magnificent obsession? was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living To many people feel their life is empty. Day by day they go through the motions, slowly watching time go by. They don't get any enjoyment from their work but have to put the time in to make the money they need to live. But live is about all they do. With very little excitement, joy or happiness life just trudges on. I know how hard things can be. I've experienced living through a period where everything just seemed fantastic almost perfect. Owning an amazing home being with my 2 beautiful children and with the…
  • How To Tell If You’re Wasting Your Time

    Larry Lewis
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    How To Tell If You’re Wasting Your Time was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living As a professional life coach I have many clients and most of them have a nasty habit in common and that is wasting time. So it begs the question, how to tell if you’re wasting your time? Fortunately there is a way you can overcome this issue and I’m going to share with you today, an exercise which will show you if you’re wasting your time during your daily routine. So why do you so often forget or neglect to spend time organising your daily schedule? The most common excuse I hear people give for…
  • A One Page Plan To Power Up Your Goals

    Larry Lewis
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:29 am
    A One Page Plan To Power Up Your Goals was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Tonight I am on a FREE webinar going to teach exactly how to use the One Page Plan to power up your Resolutions, but first let me explain what it is. There is one productivity tool that should be a must have in your personal armoury and that is a One Page Plan to power up your goals. With it you would have an incredibly powerful tool that will help you to keep your New Year resolutions and meet your goals in 2015. It’ll remind you of what your goals are, help you track your progress, and give you the…
  • It Is Amazing What You Can Achieve In a Year

    Larry Lewis
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:17 am
    It Is Amazing What You Can Achieve In a Year was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Today begins the first full week of the year 2015 and I hope you realise it is amazing what you can achieve in a year. No matter where life finds you right now, you have the power within you to transform everything. I was talking this morning to a young lady who has without a shadow of a doubt proven this very thing. Back towards the end of 2013 she was very unclear of the path she wanted to take. She was struggling through college, with no true goal she lacked the drive or ambition to excel. Then in…
  • Happy New Year – may this be the year you make it great

    Larry Lewis
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Happy New Year – may this be the year you make it great was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living I would like to take this opportunity to wish my readers a very happy New Year. At the stroke of midnight today the calendar will turn over to the 1st of January and another year starts. What I hope for each of you is this is the year where you make it great. As Oprah Winfrey said “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” It truly is possible to make powerful life-changes and what better time than the start of a New Year. New year, new you, right? Perhaps that…
 
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    Elements4Health

  • University of Florida Research Suggests Trigger for Plaque in Alzheimer’s Patients

    Dana
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    In a counterintuitive finding reported in a new paper, University of Florida researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which anti-inflammatory processes may trigger Alzheimer’s Disease. Inflammation has long been studied in Alzheimer’s patients, but new research suggest this anti-inflammatory process might actually trigger the build-up of sticky clumps of protein that form plaques in the brain. These plaques block brain cells’ ability to communicate and are a well-known characteristic of the illness. The finding suggests that Alzheimer’s treatments might need to be…
  • Many of the Smallest Babies Not Receiving Follow-up Care

    Dana
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The tiniest babies need special follow-up care when they go home from the hospital after birth. But, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, of the thousands of very-low-birth-weight babies born in California during 2010 and 2011, 20 percent were not referred to the state’s high-risk infant follow-up program. Babies who weigh less than 3.3 pounds at birth, nearly all of whom are born prematurely, are at risk for a variety of neurologic and developmental problems in childhood. In California, all babies with a very low birth weight who…
  • Search Reveals Genes Involved in Long-Term Memory

    Dana
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    A new study as part of research aimed at finding ways to retain cognitive abilities during aging has identified genes involved in long-term memory in the worm. The study, which was published in the journal Neuron, identified more than 750 genes involved in long-term memory, including many that had not been found previously and that could serve as targets for future research, said senior author Coleen Murphy, an associate professor of molecular biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University. “We want to know, are there ways to extend…
  • Thyroid Disorders Can Significantly Affect Reproductive Health

    Dana
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    A new review published in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG) suggests thyroid disease can have significant effects on a woman’s reproductive health and screening for women presenting with fertility problems and recurrent early pregnancy loss should be considered. The review examines the effect of thyroid disorders on reproductive health and reviews the current evidence on how to optimise thyroid function to improve reproductive outcomes. Thyroid hormones control the metabolism via the production of two hormones triiodothyronine and thyroxine. These hormones also have key roles…
  • Conduct Disorder in Young Children Linked to Later Problems

    Dana
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    It’s normal for a young child to have tantrums and be otherwise disruptive, but researchers have found that if such behavior is prolonged or especially intense, the child may have conduct disorder, a childhood psychiatric problem that could be a harbinger of antisocial behavior. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that certain symptoms of conduct disorder indicate problems are likely to continue as kids reach school age. They recommend that children who exhibit these symptoms — among them, high-intensity defiant behavior, aggression and destruction…
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    BitterSweet

  • The Sun Also Rises

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    Click the photo above to view full size. If you’d like to enjoy it as your desktop wallpaper, right click the large version, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to fit to your screen. Bask in the early morning glow every time you turn on your computer, and enjoy.
  • Honolulu Eats on the Cheap

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:48 am
    There’s no such thing as a free meal, and that particular turn of phrase has never been more true in the metropolis of Honolulu. Demand for quality food is high but resources are considerably limited, to say the least, which can create a deleterious financial drain on anyone fond of eating out. It’s the price for paradise; always worth the cost, but difficult to sustain. That said, prime deals can be found, even within vegan parameters, for those willing to hunt. Strapped for cash and in need of a seriously hearty bowl of sustenance? Look no further than Zippy’s local…
  • Wordless Wednesday: Making Beautiful Music

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Kamaka Ukelele Factory 550 South Street Honolulu, HI 96813 Free tours every Tuesday – Friday at 10:30 am, led by Uncle Fred himself. It’s a piece of history not included in any of the guidebooks, but if you’re in town, it would be a shame to pass this opportunity by.
  • B-A-N-A-N-A-S

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:18 am
    Like it or not, modern Honolulu is a rapidly changing world city, adapting local traditions to incoming waves of global inspiration. Although most are quick to take issue with bigger construction projects that are literally transforming and modifying the landscape as we know it, it’s a more positive and exciting proposition from a culinary standpoint. Every return visit turns up fresh eateries, new businesses, and inspiring young entrepreneurs eager to strike out on their own in paradise. It was pure luck that I caught wind of Banán, a tiny operation serving simple, sweet treats out of…
  • Rock the Boat

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:37 pm
    When it comes to food, little luxuries are not necessarily about overindulgence or decadence so much as they are small gifts you give yourself; modest treats to look forward to on an average day. Especially in the lean days of early January, it’s important to maintain these simple pleasures while everyone else seems to demand austerity, as if trying to atone for their holiday dietary sins. Luckily, it’s not difficult to reward yourself with something both sweet and healthy at the same time! Looking to the tropics for inspiration, a charming new juice shop in Honolulu offers…
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • The 3 People That’ll Get You to a Healthier Place

    Shannon Fable
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    If getting to a healthier place was at the top of your ‘To Do’ list in 2015, it’s time to take a look at... The post The 3 People That’ll Get You to a Healthier Place appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Myth Busting: Is Fat Bad For You?

    Erin Klegstad
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Low fat foods may not be the answer. Discover the benefits of healthy fats! The post Myth Busting: Is Fat Bad For You? appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Starting Strength: Beginner Legs and Back Workout

    Luke Andrus
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    This beginner workout will help you build strength in your legs, back, shoulders, and core! The post Starting Strength: Beginner Legs and Back Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Recipe: 5-Minute Dark Chocolate Cherry Snack Bites

    Cassie Johnston
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    These sweet snack bites won't derail your healthy diet! The post Recipe: 5-Minute Dark Chocolate Cherry Snack Bites appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Fit in 2015: Your 28 Day Workout Plan #AFit15

    Shannon Fable
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Discover the benefits of our 28-day workout plan that is perfect for the beginner or advanced fitness enthusiast. The post Fit in 2015: Your 28 Day Workout Plan #AFit15 appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • How to Know Which Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Is Right for You

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:49 am
    The single biggest thing you can do to keep your skin looking young is to keep the sun off it 365 days a year. That means you need to love your sunscreen so you will want to wear it from sun up to sun down. It needs to be state-of-the-art broad spectrum sunscreen protection that you can trust too. Start today! Combine sunscreen with seeking shade, wearing a hat, and covering as much of your skin with clothing as you comfortably can. Do this and I promise that in 10 years, you will thank me for motivating you today. So, how do you pick a broad spectrum sunscreen that’s worth your…
  • Why You’ll Never Think Twice About Washing Your Hands Again

    Angela
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Do you find you get sick throughout the year? Have you tried all sorts of remedies, including airborne to no avail? Even if you are washing your hands regularly, are you doing it properly? When working in the medical profession, one of the first things we are taught is the importance of washing your hands. The practice of washing hands has saved millions of lives by stopping the spread of infections. For example, prior to routine hand washing the outcomes of surgery patients were mostly negative. As a small child, my mother told me a story of how my father’s meticulous hand washing…
  • Why Healthy & Beautiful Skin Care Requires a Healthy You, Inside & Out

    Tammy Cario
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:49 pm
    The desire of every dermatologist is for people to have beautiful skin and healthy skin care. The kind that glows with health, doesn’t have cancerous spots, acne or dry patches, doesn’t have disfiguring scars and gets compliments from everyone. But, alas, it often doesn’t work like that. Everyone has imperfections, even the stars who have personal makeup artists and luminescent skin from Photoshop. Here in the real world, we have to look at our imperfections in the mirror and go out feeling like everyone is staring and judging… because we judge ourselves. According to Social…
  • What Eczema Really Is & How You Can Remedy It Naturally

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:28 am
    Are you battling the itchy, inflamed skin of eczema? You can remedy the situation without adding more irritants to your skin. Over the years, as I have helped my dermatology patients with this skin irritation, I have found easy-to-implement natural eczema treatments. Two Steps to a Natural Eczema Treatments Treating your eczema naturally involves two key steps: 1: Get rid of all the skin allergens and irritants in your skin routine! That means you should avoid fragrance-containing products, such as heavily perfumed products and scented products. Did you know that even natural scents can be…
  • Fashion & Skin Care Protection – Yes, It’s Possible

    Tammy Cario
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Skin care protection usually brings up images of…well…something less than sexy. Photo courtesy depskin.com   But unless you want to look like this Photo courtesy beautyhealthnature.com there is a better way. It may seem hard to believe but fashion and skin care protection CAN go hand-in-hand.                     No really!                       It may seem a little redundant to bring up sun protection in the winter, but winter sun can be just as damaging! So while you put…
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    Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog - Augusta GA

  • The Flu Season and Chiropractic Care

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    The startling statistic for this year’s flu season A steady stream of news media just announced the bad news that this season’s flu shot has not been effective. USA Today called the ineffectiveness “bad news in a particularly harsh year for the virus“, while the Associated Press said it more candidly with: “This year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It’s only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday.“ What is the reason for such low numbers of…
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Specialist in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:51 am
    What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), is a condition that makes you feel so tired that you can’t do all of your normal, daily activities. There are other symptoms too, but being very tired is the main one. Some people have severe fatigue and other symptoms for many years.  The symptoms may actually worsen with physical or mental activity, and usually affects two to four times more females than males.   Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome photophobia (eye…
  • Can Chiropractic Treat Pes Anserine Bursitis?

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    What is Pes Anserine Bursitis? Pes anserine bursitis is inflammation of the bursa on the inside of the knee just below the knee joint.  A bursa is a thin, lubricated cushion that lies between bone and surrounding soft tissue such as muscles, ligaments and tendons.  Its purpose is to limit friction between the bone and the surrounding tissue. Because these 3 tendons splay out on the anterior aspect of the tibia and give the appearance of the foot of a goose, pes anserine bursitis is also known as goosefoot bursitis.   Signs and Symptoms Decreased muscle strength Gait deviations…
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome Specialist in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    Iliotibial band syndrome is the leading cause of lateral knee pain in runners accounting for up to 12% of all running-related injuries. The ITB is a sheet of connective tissue originating at the iliac crest and terminating at Gerdy’s tubercle and the fibular head. The Iliotibial band runs down the lateral thigh and knee and passes over the lateral femoral epicondyle (LFE).  The Iliotibial band’s primary function is to coordinate muscle function to stabilize the knee during running, jumping and lateral movements. We commonly see runners at the gym  foam-rolling the outside of…
  • Case Series Shows Chiropractic Effective for Frozen Shoulder

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    A case series was recently published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine to explore the chiropractic treatment and outcomes of a series of patients who suffered from frozen shoulder syndrome.   What is Frozen Shoulder Syndrome? The shoulder is a very complex joint that is crucial to many activities of daily living. Decreased shoulder mobility is a serious clinical finding. A global decrease in shoulder range of motion is called adhesive capsulitis, referring to the actual adherence of the shoulder capsule to the humeral head. Adhesive capsulitis is a syndrome defined as idiopathic…
 
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    (((OrthoStreams))) orthopedic industry news and comprehensive lists

  • FDA: Stop the using recombinant proteins and synthetic peptides in patients under 18

    Tiger Buford
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    FDA ISSUE “SAFETY COMMUNICATION” OVER CERTAIN BONE GRAFT SUBSTITUTES (Orthopedics This Week) Stop the routine use of bone graft substitutes containing recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides high-risk (Class III) medical devices in patients under 18 years of age, warns the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On January 21, 2015, the agency issued a “Safety Communication – […]
  • Integra acquires Foot and Ankle product line from Metasurg

    Tiger Buford
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
    INTEGRA ADDS METASURG PRODUCT PORTFOLIO (Orthopedics This Week) Metasurg website Integra LifeSciences Holding Corporation, based in Plainsboro, New Jersey, has acquired the product portfolio of Metasurg. The portfolio includes the DigiFuse Cannulated Intramedullary Fusion System, MemoFix Super Elastic Nitinol Staple System, Ti6 screw portfolio, BioMotion 1st MPJ Hemi System and TruArch Subtalar Implant System. Metasurg was […]
  • Only 4,400 total ankles replacements done in US in 2010 but increasing

    Tiger Buford
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:39 pm
    ANKLE REPLACEMENT SURGERY GAINING ADHERENTS (Orthopedics This Week) According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), about 4,400 people underwent total ankle replacement surgery in 2010. That may seem like a lot until those surgeries are compared to the 1.1 million knee and hip replacements that took place that same year. “Total ankle replacement is still […]
  • Exactech acquires a French company for joint navigation for $9.25M

    Tiger Buford
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Exactech Acquires Surgical Technology Partner BlueOrtho – Analyst Blog (press release) Websites Exactech & BlueOrtho All Mergers & Acquisitions in Orthopedics  Producer of bone and joint restoration products, Exactech Inc. (EXAC) recently announced that it has acquired BlueOrtho SAS – a firm engaged in computer-assisted surgical technology development and manufacturing. Per the terms of the newly […]
  • Biologics is the future of rotator cuff repair according to Dr Verma

    Tiger Buford
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:50 am
    Biologics as the next step in future of rotator cuff surgery (Healio) KOLOA, Hawaii — For the repair of rotator cuff tears, healing matters; however, the use of biologics and patches has unanswered questions, according to a speaker here. “We have probably maximized what we can achieve from a mechanical standpoint. Biology is clearly going to […]
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    Heart Sisters

  • When we judge the poor the way we judge the chronically ill

    Carolyn Thomas
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:10 am
    After reading sociologist Dr. Lisa Wade's excellent essay on how we judge those living in poverty, it has occurred to me that there are painfully strong similarities between negative judgements about the poor and negative judgements about the chronically ill. Here's why . . .
  • 85% of hospital admissions for chest pain are NOT heart attack

    Carolyn Thomas
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:12 am
    What do you do if you're working in Emergency medicine? Do you admit every patient complaining of chest pain despite knowing that 85% of the time, the symptom is actually unrelated to the heart? Or do you come up with an alternative diagnosis and send the patient home - at the risk of failing to diagnose a real heart attack?
  • Should you bring that list of questions to your doctor?

    Carolyn Thomas
    11 Jan 2015 | 4:10 am
    It took a 1985 research study published in the New England Journal of Medicine to suggest this news flash: a patient who brings a written note listing concerns or questions to a doctor's appointment is NOT neurotic, but simply "seeking clarity, order, information, and control." Until then, however, physicians considered this behaviour (seen only in 'ladies') to be a mental health condition they called "la maladie du petit papier" (the disease of the little paper). But here's why bringing in a written list to your next doctor's visit isn't only not neurotic, it's what smart patients should do…
  • The Sitting-Rising Test: what’s your score?

    Carolyn Thomas
    4 Jan 2015 | 4:15 am
    Here's a deceptively simple test you can do in your own living room to assess your mortality risk, and the equally simple advice from this Brazilian doctor on how to live a longer and healthier life.
  • A year in review: Top 10 Heart Sisters posts in 2014

    Carolyn Thomas
    28 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    From early heart attack warning signs to living with an invisible illness or wondering if a too-tight-bra-feeling might actually be a heart attack symptom, here's the Top 10 list of the most widely-read Heart Sisters posts in 2014.
 
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    maleenhancementguide.org

  • Behavior Therapy for Some Underlying Causes of Sexual Dysfunction

    Vita Admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:13 am
    Psychological tools such as behavior therapy have long been tried and tested for cases of erectile dysfunction and similar sexual woes in men. Given the various underlying emotional components of ED, behavior therapy may in fact be one key to solving the condition. Here is a look at the three common emotion-related causes of ED, and how this technique can be of help. Number 1: Stress Stress is among the most common causes of ED. It is everywhere, from home and office to every single change that takes place in your life. Excessive and uncontrolled amounts of stress can cause trouble for your…
  • Strengthen Your Erection with These Tips

    Vita Admin
    10 Jan 2015 | 2:07 am
    Strong, supersized erections don’t just happen by accident, or aren’t always a natural gift. There are times when you may encounter less-than-optimal erectile and sexual conditions, even if you are a mostly healthy, young man. Erections are very important to initiate and maintain the lovemaking, so you have to address issues related to these immediately. This is where male sexual enhancement comes in: it promises bigger, better, and more sustained erections, as well as other benefits such as enhanced sexual stamina, energy and performance, orgasm control, and many more. Here are some ways…
  • The Pros of Using a Male Enhancement Supplement

    Vita Admin
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:29 am
    Perhaps you are wondering: why are male enhancement pills so heavily promoted? What makes them a good alternative to drug formulas such as Viagra? Here is a quick overview and answers to these questions, and why it may be a good idea to explore supplement for sexual enhancement today. Prescription-free. These erection pills, used to fight erectile dysfunction or simply help enhance your erections and overall performance in bed, have an herbal/natural base, and therefore are classified as a supplement and available without a doctor’s prescription. They can be shipped directly and discreetly…
  • A Look at How Sperm Is Collected

    Vita Admin
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:07 am
    Sperm health and viability are a key component of the male reproductive function. For instance, have you ever wondered how sperm is collected for various purposes? Here is a quick look at this topic. One way to collect sperm is through masturbation, mainly for semen analysis or insemination. This is a form of self-collection and the output is placed in a sterile collection cup. The patient is typically led to a clean private room, where he is given erotic magazines and videotapes to arouse himself. A similar approach is semen collection through a collection condom with the patient’s…
  • Common Ingredients of Male Enhancement Pills

    Vita Admin
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:55 am
    Herbal supplements for male sexual enhancement are dime a dozen today, but do you know enough about their ingredients and their composition? Here’s a look at some of the most popular components of these pills, which are bought over the counter and can be used for smart therapy at home (once or twice a day intake). L-arginine – This common important amino acid helps facilitate nitric oxide production and can play a crucial role in better blood flow. It is estimated to assist not just in erectile dysfunction, but also in flow and circulation-related issues such as heart disease. Tribulus…
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • Wanted: Patient Participation in Quality of ME/CFS Medical Care Survey

    Leigh Reynolds
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee’s Centers of Excellence Working Group invites the participation of all ME/CFS patients, 18 years of age and older, worldwide, but particularly within the United States, to participate in an online survey the purpose of which is to determine the ease of patient access to ME/CFS Specialists and to assess the quality of medical care received by individuals with ME/CFS from all of their healthcare providers. While it is of primary importance to establish the quality of care received by patients on a country-by-country basis, the intent of this…
  • Public Release of the IOM ME/CFS Study February 10

    Leigh Reynolds
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    The Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will hold a public release event for its consensus report on February 10th, 2015 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C.  (500 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC). Interested individuals will be able to attend the public release event in person or virtually via webcast. Persons who plan on attending the meeting in person are requested to register in advance prior to February 5, 2015. Registration for persons attending…
  • Research Digest – January 2015: High Interest in ME/CFS Shown in Journal Rankings

    Suzanne Vernon
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    Patients often describe the relapsing of their disease symptoms following physical or mental activity as a “crash” or “hitting the wall”.  The biomedical field describes this characteristic and hallmark feature of ME/CFS as post-exertional malaise (PEM) – a term that grossly understates the debility that comes with this disease-defining symptom. Deciphering PEM is a critically important area of research for ME/CFS; you can’t begin to fix a problem like post-exertional malaise until you can understand its underlying cause. If research can help our understanding of PEM we will…
  • Guest Blog: Armin Alaedini, PhD – The Search for Food Sensitivity Biomarkers in ME/CFS

    Suzanne Vernon
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Often those with ME/CFS experience gastrointestinal symptoms. Biomarkers of these symptoms could help to identify subtypes in ME/CFS. Dr. Armin Alaedini is using samples from the SolveCFS BioBank™ to study the gastrointestinal immune response in patients with ME/CFS. In the following blog post he discusses celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder with a wide range of symptoms, some of which resemble those seen in ME/CFS. The Search for Food Sensitivity Biomarkers in ME/CFS by Armin Alaedini, PhD Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences, Department of Medicine, Celiac Disease Center, and…
  • The P2P Report – CFSAC Drafts Substantive, Expert Response

    Leigh Reynolds
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:12 pm
    On December 9 & 10, 2014, the NIH Office of Disease Prevention held its Pathway to Prevention Workshop for “Advancing the Research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”. Upon the conclusion of the workshop, the panel prepared their Draft Report and recommendations. It was posted to the workshop website on Thursday, December 18, 2014 and is open for comments until Friday, January 16, 2015, at midnight. The P2P Draft Report has been met with some enthusiasm, as it officially addresses many things the patient community has known for years… “ME/CFS is an unmet public…
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    Health Blog

  • Memory Training Program Helps Relieve Some ADHD Symptoms in Children

    Health Blog
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    A 5 week intensive memory training program has potential in relieving a number of ADHD symptoms in children. Significant changes for individuals who finished the program were seen in areas like ADHD symptoms, attention, initiating tasks, organization and planning, and working memory. Software was tested which was created to improve working memory, one of...
  • Smoking Infographic

    Health Blog
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Pregnant non-smokers inhaling second-hand smoke have an increased risk of delivering babies with defects or stillborn babies. Researchers looked at the potential effects of passive smoking on newborn death, congenital birth defects and miscarriage. The risk of still birth was increased by 23% and passive smoking was linked to an increased congenital birth defect...
  • Early Warning Signs of Arthritis Infographic

    Health Blog
    18 Jan 2015 | 1:44 am
    Research has found that physicians who treat osteoarthritis patients are usually not using standard treatment guidelines which are based on the latest medical evidence. The researchers noted medical practitioners were prescribing medications for inflammation and pain, or choosing surgical interventions instead of suggesting weight loss or exercise plans to patients with osteoarthritis. A 2002...
  • Asthma Statistics Infographic

    Health Blog
    17 Jan 2015 | 1:41 am
    Research involving children with asthma that are living together with cigarette smokers demonstrates that household air cleaners could significantly minimize air pollution in households and reduce day time asthma symptom rates comparable to those obtained by using some asthma anti-inflammatories. Even though air cleaners improved upon the overall air quality inside households, they didn’t...
  • What Is Autism Infographic

    Health Blog
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Research indicates that 2 commonly available supplements can be effective for the treatment of biochemical function abnormalities often experienced by individuals who have autism. Abnormalities in critical biochemical functions which help in maintaining health – specifically glutathione, methylation, and mitochondrial functions are often seen in children who have autism. Glutathione is a primary antioxidant,...
 
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    MediAngels, World's First Online Hospital - Blog

  • Second Opinion From MediAngels.com Prevented 44% Unnecessary Surgeries In Patients

    Editor
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:16 am
    The Times of India article, all editions, covered on 4th January 2015, showcased the MediAngels data – More than 44% of patients who sought medical second opinion from the Best Doctors on MediAngels.com, avoided unnecessary intervention & surgery. Do you …
  • Always ask – Do I Really Need Surgery?

    Editor
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:17 pm
    An 80 year old businessman, was advised a Coronary Angioplasty. Except for having high BP problem and high cholesterol, he was hale & hearty; and leading a healthy lifestyle. After seeking a Second Opinion from one of MediAngels Cardiologists, this man was saved from the physical, mental & monetary trauma of an unnecessary surgical procedure!
  • Video Consultation Second Opinion with the Best Doctors Globally – Samar’s Story

    Editor
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Read this story about a 15 year old boy, suffering from Cleft lip and Deviated Nasal Septum since birth. Not being able to consult the Best Plastic Surgeon for his problem in Mauritius, made him familiar with MediAngels & the Video Consultation service came to his rescue. Eventually, after seeking a Second Opinion from one of the best Facial Plastic Surgeons in India, he was free from all his sufferings!
  • RIP Phillip Hughes – How do we reduce such tragedies in India?

    Editor
    29 Nov 2014 | 1:29 am
    A young guy like Phillip Hughes died in a tragic incident at the cricket field despite wearing a protective head gear, that too in a country like Australia where healthcare delivery system is abundantly developed. The role of second opinion in such cases like Head injuries can be very significant & could even help save a life!
  • Consulting Doctors from multiple specialties – helpful or even more confusing?

    Editor
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:48 am
    A 60 years old man who had undergone a CABG surgery, persistently experienced mild irritation in the area surrounding the surgical scar. After consulting an array of Specialists and getting diverse opinions from each one of them regarding the diagnosis & further treatment plan, MediAngels came to his rescue. The Right Doctor was chosen relevant to his condition & apt treatment was given which provided him the much needed relief!
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    Healing Talks

  • Using ozonated olive oil to heal skin conditions – including home acne treatment

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
      (Healngtalks) Oxygen and ozone are systemic healings.  Ozonated olive oil (OOO) is made by means of having ozone gas bubbled into olive oil for a period of 3 weeks which then changes the consistency of the oil. It becomes a gel that looks like Vasoline.  Its properties are powerfully antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral, plus […]
  • Just Bring to Light – Expanded Consciousness Heals

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:07 pm
      (Healingtalks) It has been my view that consciousness, as such, is a healing force. This is brought out in my upcoming book called Raw-Wisdom: Healing Our Worldview, Ourselves, Each Other and the Planet.  Subscribe to our newsletter to find out when it will be available. The thesis is that consciousness is the universal relationship […]
  • Fritjof Capra: A Systems View of Life

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    Fritjof Capra and the Systems View of Life (Healing Talks) Our xclusive interview with Fritjof Capra begins with a discussion of his encounter, in 1977, with Dr. Stanislav Grof, a founder of modern transformational psychology. This meeting of two great minds occurred two years after Capra’s highly successful publication of The Dao of Physics wherein […]
  • Healing Power of MSM

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    (Healingtalks) MSM or Methyl-Sulphonyl Methane is a powerful supplement that essentially helps cellular permeability. When taken with oxygen supplements, the end result is often an authentically systemic healing of the body.This is because oxygen forms a bridge between the chemical model of nature, the atomic, and the deeper penetrating consciousness-centered model, and where consciousness is […]
  • Peppermint Oil Extract Used to Increase Athletic Performance

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    (Healingtalks) Careful scientific studies have shown that the daily use of peppermint oil dissolved in water can help increase athletic performance. The findings were published in the Journal of the International Society for Sports Nutrition. Male student athletes were given a drop of the extract in 500 ml of water or about 16 ounces daily […]
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    Dialysis Postings

  • Hypertension All Over Again

    Julius
    8 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Rebound Hypertension Rebound high blood pressure is blood pressure elevation in response to stopping or reducing hypertension medications. It literally means blood pressure once put under control rebounds. Reference – Hypertension-Bloodpressure-Center I have been dealing with Rebound Hypertension the whole last quarter of year 2014. Being as such described above, rebounds in high blood pressure among us CKD & dialysis patients are a common occurrence. With all the medications I take and constant fluctuations in electrolyte balance, high blood pressure getting uncontrolled is…
  • Blogging Again

    Julius
    7 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
       “Away for too long…” That’s how its been these past 3 years with regards to my blogging duties. Forgotten? Not likely. Neglected? Absolutely not! Let’s just say I “tucked in away”  blogging for a while for other more important matters like having to settle my dialysis treatment regimen and other financial and logistics concerns. But I’m back into blogging again, that’s what matters now. Hitting those keys and the sound of keyboard clatter as I typed away my insights felt like a welcome lullaby, soothing my overspent brain cells…
  • Blogging Hiatus

    Julius
    20 Apr 2011 | 6:13 pm
    It’s been quite some time since I last made a post here in DP. Some of you might think that I already lost interest in sharing my experiences on treatment. Well, this is not true and is not the case. Simply put, I have been busy this past few months and didn’t found the time to write articles and update this blog. Let’s just say that I had a blogging hiatus of some sorts. The important thing is that I’m here again to write, letting my readers know that I’m still here, and still very much enthusiastic to share my treatment experience, as well as some knowledge I…
  • A Road Trip That Did Me Good

    Julius
    30 Sep 2010 | 10:26 pm
    I had a recent hiatus from blogging and wasn’t able to update my blogs due to a road trip I just took recently. My aunt, the one who’s been supporting my treatment, came here in the Philippines and we went on vacation. We went to our hometown in Bangui, Ilocos Norte. I had a chance for a vacation and also got the chance to see tha Bangui Wind Farm. I’ll get to tell you more about my road trip on my other blog, but that’s for another time. The crux of this article is that taking a vacation, though how short, would be good for you as a dialysis patient. Taking a time…
  • Don’t Let The Flu Get You

    Julius
    7 Aug 2010 | 12:21 am
    Don’t let the flu get you. This is my mantra whenever the rainy season sets in. Influenza or the flu is more rampant during this season and being a dialysis patient puts me in a much higher risk of contracting the virus. People with kidney failure have weak immune systems, so therefore we are more susceptible to contagious diseases such as flu. What is the Flu? Influenza (the flu) is a virus that attacks the breathing system—your nose, throat, and lungs. It causes: Fever and chills Severe muscle aches Headache Overwhelming fatigue Sore throat A dry cough A runny or stuffy nose.
 
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    Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC

  • Music Therapists, What’s your next business cadence?

    Kat Fulton
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:05 am
    I’m always thinking ahead. I mentioned in my last blog post that ACTIVATOR is one of my strengths. Another strength I have is FUTURISTIC. Here’s how I plan: I look 10 years ahead and answer these questions: How do I want to spend my days throughout the year? What kind of business activities do I […]
  • The shortest path between A and B

    Kat Fulton
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    We close shop on MONDAY! Don’t miss your chance to join us for the 90 Day Activator =) In life, it all comes down to connecting our day-to-day tasks (Point A) to our higher purpose (Point B) right? How can we turn… >> Washing dishes into a meditation, the practice of being present? >> The […]
  • The 10% Rule + A Great Echo CHANT

    Kat Fulton
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:02 am
    In the webinar last week when I demonstrated my free rate-setting calculator, a participant shared that a contract of 24 years was going to be discontinued. The contract offered this participant 30 hours of work per week. Although I didn’t have time to address the challenge in the webinar, I want to address it here. […]
  • 6 Things Music Therapists Need To Stop Doing In 2015

    Kat Fulton
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Music is the silence between the notes. Claude Debussy It’s almost WEBINAR TIME! I’ll be announcing a very cool new program in 2015! I haven’t been this excited about helping business owners in a lonnnnng time. Hope to see ya there =) I ripped the title of this blog post off this little gem, shared […]
  • 100-year anniversary of the Christmas Truce

    Kat Fulton
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:09 am
    My husband Matt loves history, and I love music, so here we are doing what we love! Sharing this beautiful story, and singing a song for you =) Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Here’s a copy of the poem: A Carol from Flanders by Frederick Niven (1878-1944) In Flanders on the Christmas morn The trenched […]
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    Optimistic Life

  • Another 5 Ways to Get Happier

    Roman Soluk
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Since the childhood many people know the myth of happiness. They say that happiness is to be found, that you have to fight for the happiness, etc. But the truth of life may shock you! And it is that every person has the right to be happy. It’s the same as the right to breathe. You’re not fighting for oxygen, you don’t try to find it or deserve. You just breathe. A similar situation can be with happiness. Can’t you just be happy without a fight? If you start to struggle, you just spend a lot of energy and you forget what it was for. So, how to become happy and enjoy…
  • How to Make Yourself Love Your Job Again

    Roman Soluk
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    One of the advantages of your job is that you do exactly what you love to do. It is also a necessary condition, because as soon as your job becomes a routine you will forget about the development and promotion of your brand and about your own career. This can be done only by the person who truly loves their job. At the same time, experiencing lack of desire and enthusiasm to work is the common problem. People often begin to do what they think they want and in practice it turns out that their expectations are different from what they have to do. However, there is no reason to destroy…
  • How to Deal With Aggressive People

    Roman Soluk
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    A person is born neither aggressive nor vicious. It’s often their own choice or at least disability to cope with all difficulties of life. Let’s try to understand this in detail. One of the definitions of aggression is: “Aggression is a motivated destructive behavior contrary to the norms of society, bringing physical harm to people or causing them psychological discomfort.” In other words, aggression destroys the person themselves and the world around them. However, despite such consequences there’s so much aggression around us today. Why is it so? What makes a…
  • 10 Mistakes that Kill Your Relationship

    Roman Soluk
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Who does not dream about a perfect relationship with a spouse? Many people make lots of mistakes that prevent from building a great relationship with their spouses (different fears, complexes, jealousy, lack of confidence in your partner and yourself, etc.). It is useless to look for a magic formula to improve your marriage. On the other hand, you can avoid some of your mistakes that eventually can weaken your relationship. Read also: 6 Sure Ways to Kill Your Love So, what are those mistakes? Here’s the list of top 10 things that are killing your relationship. Top mistakes that kill…
  • Essential Tips to Get Rid of Envy

    Roman Soluk
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. – Buddha When living in a society you always (consciously or subconsciously) compare yourself to others. And the result of this comparison is sometimes your envy. What to do if you have experienced this destructive feeling and it seems that even the weather above the neighbor’s house is better. There are people who do not notice their envy, and, thus, each day they destroy themselves from inside. After all, among other things, envy is a concentration of negativeness, and…
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    Harvard Health Blog

  • Some exercise beats none; more is better

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    When I talk with my patients about exercise, I usually advise them to do the recommended amount: 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week. But three papers I read this week are making me rethink this strategy. Writing in this week’s Annals of Internal Medicine, Canadian researchers pointed out the hazards of sitting too much. As my colleague Julie Corliss writes in the Harvard Health blog, the researchers found that people who sat for prolonged periods of time were at higher risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer, and also at higher risk of dying…
  • Too much sitting linked to heart disease, diabetes, premature death

    Julie Corliss
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:44 am
    Like many people, I have a job that involves sitting in front of a computer most of the day. Because I work from home, I don’t have to sit through a long commute, and my dog gets me up out of my chair for walks a couple times a day. Still, a new study about the health hazards of sitting too much (or what researchers call sedentary behavior) has made me more conscious of how much uninterrupted chair time I’m logging each day. According to the report, published in this week’s Annals of Internal Medicine more than half of the average person’s waking hours are spent…
  • Report highlights the dangers of opioid painkillers

    Daniel Pendick
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    Whenever I read or write about the overuse of so-called opioid painkillers it is with mixed feelings. As a lifelong back-pain patient who once depended on them for pain relief, I appreciate the challenge posed by opioids to people in pain and their doctors. People in agonizing pain want it to stop, but opioids are often a poor long-term solution. Doctors want to help their patients, so they may prescribe opioids for extended periods despite well-founded reservations. At the same time, the epidemic of abuse of these painkillers has led to numerous deaths. Like many Americans, I know people…
  • People with type 1 diabetes are living longer

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:23 am
    Better blood sugar control may be the key to longer survival Ninety years ago, type 1 diabetes was a death sentence: half of people who developed it died within two years; more than 90% were dead within five years. Thanks to the introduction of insulin therapy in 1922, and numerous advances since then, many people with type 1 diabetes now live into their 50s and beyond. But survival in this group still falls short of that among people without diabetes. A Scottish study published this week in JAMA shows that at the age of 20, individuals with type 1 diabetes on average lived 12 fewer years…
  • Feeling young at heart may help you live longer

    Heidi Godman
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:54 am
    I just celebrated a birthday, and not the kind women like to crow about. Let’s just say I’m mid-century modern. But I feel as young and as vibrant as ever. I have energy, a zest for life, and a real sense of purpose. And it turns out that this youthful feeling may pay off big-time. A research letter in this week’s JAMA Internal Medicine found that older people who felt three or more years younger than their actual (chronological) age had a lower death rate compared with those who felt their age or those who felt more than one year older than their actual age. You’re as…
 
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    LITFL

  • On Camshafts and Communication

    Mike Cadogan
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:20 pm
    “It’s a really loud rumble as I’m driving along and it sounds like it’s coming from the back axle. I’ve spoken to my mate Dave (he used to rebuild old bikes you know) and he thinks it’s the wheel bearing. Not trying to tell you your job, you understand… You’re the expert…. Have a look and see what you think…” I trail off into a slightly awkward silence that the mechanic cheerfully fills. I realise that what I’ve done is akin to what my patients frequently do; I’ve come into the car emergency department (well, my local garage) with a preconceived idea of what’s…
  • LITFL Review 166

    Marjorie Lazoff, MD
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Welcome to the 166th LITFL Review. Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chuck of FOAM. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week It’s Junior Doc changeover time in sunny blighty.  Point your new Juniors to this fantastic series from the team in Virchester.  This podcast talks over the basics of Problems in Early Pregnancy. [CC]…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 067

    Nudrat Rashid
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Welcome to the 67th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 6 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read…
  • Warm summer nights

    Kristin Boyle
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    It was summer 2006, the days long and the nights warm, and I was an intern, living by the beach and working a rotation in emergency. My memories of this time are like those of childhood holidays, a jumble of sensation and moments, rounded out and glossed by time and nostalgia, but I can say with certainty that it was a golden period. I was beginning to find my feet within the world of medicine, finally feeling like a real doctor. We were still in the old department in those days, poorly designed and hopelessly undersized for our growing patient load, yet warm and friendly, the glass walled…
  • LITFL Review 165

    Marjorie Lazoff, MD
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:32 am
    Welcome to the 165th LITFL Review. Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chuck of FOAM. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week Do you re-spike IV fluid bags? The case of Ruby Chen from gravelessons.com should make us all re-think this. [SO] The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine Excellent discussion of everything you need to know about AFib…
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    eVidaSana.com | Vida Sana y Bienestar

  • Probamos el Sistema de Planchado Perfect Steam de Rowenta

    Iván de León
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Hace unos días te comentaba la diferencia entre los diversos sistemas de planchado, pero hoy te traigo mi experiencia con el centro de planchado Perfect Steam de Rowenta. Haciendo la analogía con coches, estaríamos hablando del Ferrari o Lamborghini de los sistemas de planchado… alta calidad y rendimiento. Prueba del sistema Perfect Steam de Rowenta El [...]
  • Cómo Hacer Realidad tus Deseos Comenzando el Año con Buen Pie

    Iván de León
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:54 am
    Todos comenzamos el año con entusiasmo y una larga lista de deseos, objetivos y metas. Pero, ¿qué progresos llevas en lo que va de año? Hace unos días que celebramos el Año Nuevo (estoy escribiendo esto el 6 de enero de 2014) y ha pasado casi una semana de ese nuevo comienzo donde todavía tenemos [...]
  • Planchado con Vapor de Alta Presión y Skydiving #RowentaHighPressure

    Iván de León
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    ¿En qué se parecen los centros de planchado Silence Steam de Rowenta al Skidiving? En pocas palabras, ¡Alta Presión! Así es, hoy te quiero contar mi experiencia del jueves 13 de noviembre/2014 en el evento #RowentaHighPressure donde, además de volar en un túnel de viento y pasar un día en compañía de chicas muy agradables, tuve la oportunidad [...]
  • Mamis, obsesión por el orden o estrés por el desorden?

    Mailhyn Cafiero
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    Desde siempre existen las personas obsesionadas por el orden y la limpieza y aquellas a las que el desorden no les afecta en lo más mínimo, pero que pasa cuando te conviertes en mamá?; Empiezan a llegar los juguetes que eventualmente estarán regados por toda la casa, tendrás ropita por todos lados y casi siempre [...]
  • 3 Maneras Diferentes de Comer Espinacas

    Mailhyn Cafiero
    8 Nov 2014 | 3:02 am
    Hace poco fuimos a compartir con unos amigos un fin de semana y gracias a ellos descubrimos una nueva forma de comer espinacas. En mi experiencia personal, desde niña había comido espinacas hervidas o al vapor, y la verdad, es que cocinadas de esa manera no me resultan muy apetitosas (cosa que debo admitir con [...]
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    DiscussHealth

  • Why Open Wound Is Not Healing For A Long Time

    HealthyDis
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:05 am
    Usually, simple cuts and wounds would heal up in about three days. However, some people may experience open wounds not healing for a long time due to a condition in the blood. A person who is diabetic may find his wounds not healing for a very long time. What Causes Wound Not Healing For Several […]
  • Causes Of Wound Inside The Lower Gums – Open Wound In Gums

    HealthyDis
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Some people who experience pain in the gums may see a lesion or wound. In the case of having a wound in the lower gum area near the molars, one could assume that the cause is wisdom tooth. Wisdom tooth usually comes out from the farthest area of the molars. In this case, the gums […]
  • Stops Breathing When Sleeping – Snoring And Sleep Apnea Symptoms

    HealthyDis
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Sleep apnea is the term used to characterize a condition of breathing pauses when sleeping. During sleep, the person who has sleep apnea may stop breathing when sleeping because the palate or the tongue becomes blocked causing the difficulty in breathing. If the person snores all the time, then he may also experience sleep apnea […]
  • Different Types of Doctors For Diabetes Treatment – What Doctor To See for Diabetes?

    HealthyDis
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:02 pm
    People with diabetes may be exposed to different types of health problems especially those that come from diabetic complications. In this case, one should know the diabetes doctor types to consult for any health problems that may arise. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a medical condition in which the body is not able to convert […]
  • What Doctor For Numbness To Consult – Numbness Symptoms Doctor

    HealthyDis
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Many people may experience certain degree of numbness in different body parts. While numbness is not a disease on its own, it should be treated in order to find the underlying cause. However, people are not very sure what doctor to consult when it comes to numbness. Type of Doctor to Consult for Numbness Symptoms […]
 
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    Counselling Connection

  • CBT in a nutshell

    Editor
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:13 pm
    We can broadly define CBT as a combination of cognitive and behavioural therapeutic approaches used to help clients modify limiting, maladaptive thoughts and behaviours, ones that are often inconsistent with consensual reality (Beck, Rush, Shaw, & Emery, 1979). The basic premise of CBT is that troublesome emotions are difficult to change directly, so CBT targets emotions by changing the thoughts and behaviours that are contributing to the distressing emotions. Generally considered a short-term therapy, CBT often consists of about 8 to 12 sessions in which client and therapist work…
  • Panic Disorders: the symptoms, the core patterns, and the diagnostic considerations

    Editor
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:56 pm
    For most of the two percent of Australians affected by panic disorder, the onset was during their teens or early twenties. It is twice as common in women as men. Not everyone who has panic attacks will develop panic disorder, as some people will have just one attack and never have a recurrence. The tendency to incur panic attacks appears to be inherited (The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 2009). The symptoms, stated below, can be very disabling, and sufferers of attacks are advised to seek help as soon as possible after an attack, or the recurrence of an attack,…
  • Good Things Come in Old Packages

    Editor
    11 Jan 2015 | 5:56 pm
    By Dr Debra Bath, Senior Lecturer Right from an early age, we get a clear message from the world around us that being old isn’t so great, at least in Western society. Our mothers worry about getting wrinkles and use day creams, night creams, vitamin creams and highly scientific, or perhaps natural and organic, concoctions to cover up the visible signs of aging. Our fathers often resist retirement. I remember my Nana once saying to a young garage attendant, “I am not an old woman! I can do that myself!”, as he offered to help her with the fuel pump. She was about 80 years old at the…
  • What can depressed seniors do to alleviate their own depression?

    Editor
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:26 pm
    As a counsellor/therapist, doctor, allied health professional (or just a caregiver) of a depressed older adult, you are undoubtedly wondering what you can do to encourage them to help themselves. The following list is a compilation of strategies and tips culled from sites specialising in caring for the depressed elderly. You may wish to discuss the options named with your client and generate further options with them in session. Alternatively, you may wish to print out the list and give a copy to either the depressed person (if s/he is your client), or their caregiver (if that person is).
  • The ten commandments of grief counselling

    Editor
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:14 pm
    If a suicide-bereaved person does end up in your therapy rooms, what are the counselling tasks that will need to be worked through with them? Below we look at Worden’s (2005, in AIPC, 2010) general guidelines, which contribute to the effectiveness of grief counselling whatever the circumstances of grief and loss have been. 1. Help the bereaved accept the reality of the loss We have repeatedly described the shock and denial of the death that occur, even in healthy individuals, following on from a loved one’s death. Obviously, clients need to identify with the death before they can begin…
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    Healthy Diet Menus For You

  • Understand How Diet Affects Your Cardiovascular Disease

    Dorsa
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Many people are simply tired of hearing that they need to change their diet, especially when faced with issues such as cardiovascular disease. The fact is, however, that your diet really does affect your entire body and can have a huge impact on disease and other health issues. Understanding how your diet affects cardiovascular disease and other issues may help you to make better decisions. Every bite of food that you ingest is broken down and processed by your body. The vitamins, molecules, and different parts of the food are distributed and processed by each of your bodily systems. This is…
  • Tasty Vegan Menus For Healthy Family Dining

    Dorsa
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    There is a large portion of the population that truly believes that eating a vegan diet means resorting to plain salads and raw carrot sticks. While many times a salad can be on the menu, there is nothing plain about them, and this could not be further from the truth. There are so many delicious and healthy vegan dishes that the whole family will love. A primarily plant based diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease, help maintain diabetes, and even stop the progression of many chronic illnesses such as renal disease. Whether you plan on going completely vegan, or just incorporating…
  • Eating Well With High Blood Pressure

    Dorsa
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    When you have high blood pressure, eating healthy means so much more than just keeping your waistline trim. How you feel, your health, your very life depends on a healthy diet to control your high blood pressure. Not following through with an appropriate diet plan to control high blood pressure could have devastating consequences. Luckily, all those rumors about healthy food tasting boring are not true. A healthy, and blood pressure friendly, diet can be delicious and enjoyable. You can eat well even with high blood pressure, you simply have get used to things being a little bit different.
  • Meal Planning Priorities to Control Cardiovascular Disease

    Dorsa
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    So much of your health comes down simply to what you eat. Proper meal planning can help you to keep better track of what you eat and ensure the healthiest choices. When building a meal plan, especially for a diet to control cardiovascular disease, there are some priorities that can help to make your plans more successful. Make these meal planning tips priorities to help control your cardiovascular disease: Talk to Your Doctor Before you start any new diet or lifestyle change, you should always talk to your doctor. Not only that, but your doctor might have some great tips for you to get…
  • Healthy Cooking For Heart Disease

    Dorsa
    29 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    It is truly amazing how much your health is affected simply by the foods that you eat. You can, for example, actually stop the progress of many chronic diseases by eating right and following doctors’ orders. Even heart disease can potentially be reversed by following a few major recommendations from your physicians. Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do for heart disease. Cooking for someone who has heart disease might sound daunting. Especially if you are accustomed to the “standard American diet”, it can be a bit of a learning process at first.
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    Health + Medicine – Articles – The Conversation

  • Explainer: what is social anxiety disorder?

    Peter McEvoy, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Curtin University
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:37 am
    People with social anxiety disorder believe they will be rejected when others see how anxious and awkward they are. rashmi ravindran/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDMost of us would admit to feeling shy from time to time, or anxious about public speaking: the larger the crowd the greater the terror. It’s also not unusual to feel awkward while making small talk with unfamiliar (or uninteresting) people. But a significant number of people find these situations utterly mortifying. Social anxiety disorder (or SAD) is diagnosed when the fear of criticism or rejection by others becomes chronic and…
  • Is it time to stop subsidising nicotine replacement therapies?

    Simon Chapman, Professor of Public Health at University of Sydney
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:58 pm
    Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) became available in Australia in 1984 (gum) and 1993 (patches), first as prescription-only items. From 1988, they started becoming available as an over-the-counter item, with patches available without prescription from 1997. Today, some forms of NRT can even be bought in supermarkets. If prescribed, NRT attracts a government subsidy. In the 17 months from July 2013 to Dec 2014, data provided by the Department of Health show 199,818 NRT scripts cost the government A$8,617,804. But 31 years later, what should governments do if data show that NRT is little…
  • Two-hour screen limit for kids is virtually impossible to enforce

    Michael Rosenberg, Associate Professor, Health Promotion Evaluation Unit at University of Western Australia
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:29 am
    Current guidelines ignore the fact that young Australians use screens for homework, social media and entertainment. Andrew Plumb/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAIt’s almost universally recommended that for optimal physical and mental health, children engage in 60 minutes of physical activity each day and limit the time they spend watching TV, playing computer games, and surfing the net on various devices. In 2001, the American Academy of Paediatrics released guidelines recommending children under two years have no screen exposure and children over two should have no more than two hours for entertainment…
  • Health Check: why mosquitoes seem to bite some people more

    Cameron Webb, Clinical Lecturer and Principal Hospital Scientist at University of Sydney
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    There are up to 400 chemical compounds on human skin that could play a role in attracting mosquitoes. sookie/Flickr, CC BY-SAThere’s always one in a crowd, a sort of harbinger of the oncoming mosquito onslaught: a person mosquitoes seem to target more than others. What is it about these unlucky chosen few that makes them mosquito magnets? There are hundreds of mosquito species and they all have slightly different preferences when it comes to what or who they bite. But only females bite; they need a nutritional hit to develop eggs. Finding someone to bite Mosquitoes are stimulated by a…
  • Want to keep cool on hot summer days? Here's how

    Nigel Taylor, Associate Professor of Thermal Physiology at University of Wollongong
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Water can remove four times as much heat as the equivalent mass of air. Gabriela Pinto/Flickr, CC BY-SAAre neck, hand or forearm cooling, ice-cube sucking or cold showers effective ways to lose heat on those dog days of summer? Can sports clothing keep you cool by wicking away sweat? When the heat is on, some of us are prepared to entertain even snake-oil solutions for the sake of personal comfort, but do such cooling strategies really work? Let’s first consider heat loss from a physical perspective, putting aside physiological heat-loss mechanisms, such as sweating and skin blood flow.
 
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    Medchrome

  • Treating the Psychological Effects of Addiction

    Jennifer Smith
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    Addiction is a powerful disease with complications that affect both physical and mental health. And since the effects of addiction are so pervasive and complex, intensive, comprehensive treatment is essential to recovery. For example, in addition to addressing the physical aspect of substance abuse... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Writing in Theory paper: Medical student exam guide

    Administrator
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    As a medical student, you may have concern that you may not be able to best present your answers in the theory paper. What is the exact style of writing? What can be done for better marks? What does the teacher really expect? How to create an impression on the examiner? Here are few tips to guide... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Massage and Skincare: Tips and Techniques

    Jennifer Smith
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:20 pm
    When it comes to healthy skin, it seems like there’s always some new product, some new piece of information, or some new procedure “guaranteed” to give us the glowing, lustrous skin we’re after. But, as most of us know, achieving clear, healthy, younger-looking skin... Published in http://medchrome.com
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    HealthFitPlan.com

  • Tips When You Are Considering Plastic Surgery

    HealthyGirl
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:06 am
    If you are unhappy with your appearance, cosmetic surgery may be the answer. You can enhance your appearance, tighten your body and improve your face with cosmetic surgery. Nowadays, the fees are increasingly more affordable. Read on for more insight into how you may be able to benefit from cosmetic surgery. Take the time to research alternate methods of financing your surgery. Doctors may be able to issue a payment plan, as they have anticipated that not everyone can pay for procedures all at once. If your doctor does not have a payment plan, you can seek out other loan options or find a…
  • Thinking About Quitting Smoking For The First Time? Try These Tips!

    HealthyGirl
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:57 pm
    There are a lot of positive things that will result from your decision to quit smoking. TIP! Talk with your doctor if you are having difficulties kicking your smoking habit on your own. These days there are many medications that can help to ease your efforts to quit smoking. Putting something down in writing can have a profound effect on your mental outlook. It can keep you focused on your goal, and may make quitting less difficult by allowing you to keep your eyes on the prize. TIP! Try to encourage friends and family to support your decision to stop smoking. You have to talk to people and…
  • Strategies On How To Properly Deal With Your Allergies

    HealthyGirl
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:21 am
    Allergies present themselves in all types of forms. Some of them could be deadly while others are nothing more than a runny nose. Understanding what causes them can be the key to overcoming or living with them. People are susceptible to different things at different times in their lives. As infants grow into children, they get exposed to other protein allergens and may ultimately become allergic to pollen. If you see your children displaying allergy symptoms in response to sports or pollen, pay close attention to this and because they could be allergic to many non-food allergies too. Make…
 
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Healing Powers Of Manuka Honey Is Nothing Short Of Magic

    BeWellBuzz
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:40 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com We’re in the midst of a very interesting time – a return to folk medicine, to self-healing, and to the application of treatments sourced directly from the natural world. After a brief dream of all-powerful pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, and fancy medical technology, we’re reawakening to the subtle and integrative principles of nutrition, proper lifestyle, and natural medicine. These two paradigms shouldn’t be pitted against one another. Instead, we should view them as complementary systems that can help us achieve optimal health effectively and…
  • How To Make Probiotic Rich Fermented Foods At Home

    BeWellBuzz
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:36 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com By now you have probably heard of the health benefits of probiotics. If you study health you will learn how crucially important the bacteria in your gut are to your health. The website Green Med Info has assembled an amazing list of more than 200 studies, which together explore more than 170 diseases which can be helped or treated with probiotics. The conditions include: Skin and Rash Problems Irritable Bowel Syndrome Weight Gain Diarrhea And even the common cold! Digestive microbiology has only just started to gain an understanding of our internal ecosystem, which…
  • How To Understand Nutritional Label

    BeWellBuzz
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:01 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Understanding food labels can help you make wise choices – if you know what to look for. Total calories, fat, sugar, carbs, etc are calculated per serving, so be sure to look at the servings per container. In the video above, Dr. Anthony G. Beck sheds light on a few of the important numbers you should look for when looking at the nutritional labels. Let’s dive a bit deeper into this. 54 percent of consumers read a product’s label before they buy a food product for the first time, and 41 percent of this group believe that most of the claims made –…
  • Macadamia Nut Oil Better Than Coconut Oil?

    BeWellBuzz
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com For many years, saturated fats have been demonized by the medical mainstream. They’ve been blamed for a whole host of health issues, including high cholesterol, heart problems, and obesity. But new findings demonstrate that exactly the opposite is true—it’s polyunsaturated fats, sugars, and simple carbohydrates that inflame and toxify the body, weaken the immune system, and lead to weight gain. It turns out that healthy fats are a health panacea. In many cases, they actually help prevent or reverse the exact conditions with which they’ve been incorrectly…
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  • Healthy Options – Yoga and Meditation !

    Jim Long
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Yoga is developing as a part of life. It is a way that you can integrate body poses and breathing exercises with added meditation to give a peace of mind to have peace with the world. Meditation comes from intense concentration, where the individual focuses so thoroughly on a single object that he or she thinks [...]
  • Got Stress! Get Help!

    Jim Long
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Anxiety disorders are often a product of stress. From GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) to panic disorder, you can cut back on the anxiety in your life simply by reducing stress. Stress is normal in daily life no matter who you are, but if you let your stress take control of your life, serious problems will [...]
  • Healthy Dieting !

    Jim Long
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Dieting is a part of many people’s everyday lives. However, diet can sometimes be very unhealthy if you make poor decisions simply to lose weight. Dieting can be healthy and effective or bad for your body, so it is crucial that you learn the difference between dieting in a healthy way and dieting in an [...]
  • Simple Ways to Come Up with Quick and Easy Appetizer Recipes !

    Jim Long
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:42 am
    Even if you are not a great cook, you must always fill your ref with ingredients that will come in handy in situations when you get to receive unexpected guests at your homes. If you are a desperate cook and would rather call a restaurants hotline to have something delivered, you are still not off [...]
  • Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes !

    Jim Long
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes Do you want to make a quick and easy recipe using pasta? Well there is and one thing you can make that is rich in carbohydrates is carbonara. But what is carbonara? Basically it is spaghetti using white sauce. The core ingredients for this quick and easy recipe include a mixture [...]
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  • Healthy Snacks You Should Always Have Available

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:48 am
    One of the questions I’m asked is : ‘What healthy snacks should I always have available?‘ This is one of my favorite questions, because creating healthy snacks is just a matter of imagination. It’s important to remember that folks with dietary restrictions won’t be able to eat many of the foods on the lists below, but there are many alternatives available that are suitable for everyone. There are many snacks that everyone, no matter their dietary restrictions, can enjoy and have readily available. Some healthy snacks that are portable are: Assorted nuts Pretzels…
  • How Can You Cut the High Cost of Healthy Food? 7 Practical Ways

    AnnaLaura Brown
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Healthy food can be expensive. Very expensive. In fact, if you aren’t careful you can very easily end up spending more money on healthy food than you spend on your car payment, utilities or another major monthly expense.  That said, there are ways to cut the cost of healthy food and still enjoy what you eat, and eat a variety of foods without having to get bored eating the same things over and over.  Here are seven practical ways I have found to cut the high cost of healthy food without sacrificing flavor and good taste. 1. Create a menu with a shopping list and then stick to it.
  • Why You Should Make Drinking More Water a Priority

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    There is a reason you should make drinking more water a priority in your life. You may or may not know that water is truly one of the most important drinks everyone should have in their daily diet. However, many for some reason don’t drink enough. Some will say they don’t like the taste which is odd, since water truly doesn’t have a taste. Or others will say they forget to drink water, or some will say they drink water in their tea or coffee. Whatever the reason or excuse for not drinking water or not drinking enough, it’s important to change your thought process and…
 
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    Senior Health Memos

  • Treating Underlying Mental Disorders

    Barry Welford
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    A new type of dual treatment for addiction involves treating a patient’s underlying mental disorders. A prime example is soldiers returning from combat suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who drink or use drugs to escape the symptoms of PTSD. Due to the complex nature of the process of diagnosing mental disorders while treating addiction, it’s important for patients to look for the appropriate help.   Recovery centers should have a strong support staff that includes both medical doctors to treat withdrawal and other immediate physical needs and mental health…
  • Senior Superfoods

    guest contributor
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:22 pm
    This is a guest post by Felicity Dryer. With so many pharmaceuticals prescribed for seniors it is no wonder people are living much longer than ever before. Add in trained, professional, empathetic home care options and a senior can continue to enjoy a high quality of living well into their nineties and beyond. Yet, there’s minimal talk of choosing specific foods that can also contribute beneficially to this scenario. In some cases, with the agreement of your doctor, there are even some foods that may enable a senior to decrease or terminate some or all of their pharmaceutical protocol.
  • Time For A Canada Prescription Drug Plan

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

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

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

    Todd Dosenberry
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    Are you interested in flying to Hawaii for $5? What about Paris for $5? Barcelona for $5? Australia for $100? If yes, then the Simple Travel Hacking Facebook Group is for YOU! I have yet to go overseas but when I randomly decided to check my cost in miles and cash to fly roundtrip to Paris I learned it was just $5. I was definitely stocked by this so I started to check other dates. Some dates were around $50 I think but others were $5. I’ve flown to Hawaii for $5 many times from Chicago. And then flown back to Chicago for $5. Even to Grand Rapids, MI (not a big airport) from Hawaii for…
  • 6 Tips on How to Read 111 Books In 2015 With Ease

    Todd Dosenberry
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Aloha book reader! The following is a continuation of my earlier post: 7 Tips on How to Read 111 Books In 2015 With Ease. 8. Read trilogies If you enjoy the first book of a trilogy then you are more likely to begin reading the second one right away and read it faster since you will be more into it. I LOVE the following trilogies (and larger than trilogies) The Maze Runner Hunger Games Harry Potter Sunset Rising (3rd book due out in January 2015) Marty Singer Mystery Books 9. Skim when you can Many times when I’m reading fiction books I find myself not interested in the current section.
  • The Inspiration Behind Publishing 33 Posts In 33 Days

    Todd Dosenberry
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    This website launched on April 23, 2010. It’s been a rollercoaster journey ever since much like my entrepreneurial journey and my life in general. My thoughts are forever evolving thanks to my open-mind. This is one reason I was posting so sporadically in 2013 and 2014. I had been all about Paleo this, Paleo that for 3 years but no longer believe in it 100% like I once did. Yet I was afraid to write about my thoughts. I wanted to start a new blog and did – a Toad on the Road – but then deleted it and decided to keep this one you’re reading now. I’ve deleted A LOT…
  • iPhone App Uninstall Party

    Todd Dosenberry
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    I deleted every app off my iPhone 5s today. Every app that is delete-able that is. Apple prevents you from deleting the 30 apps that come with your iPhone. But the 50+ other apps that I had? Gone. Part of me wishes I could say that I decided to do this and then just did it. However, all 50+ apps are off my iPhone because the battery has begun to fail on me. I set-up a 10 minute appointment at Apple today to have them do a battery diagnostics test. All is well for the most part. Next up was a restore. This took longer than expected and then my iPhone attempted to download the 50+ apps (it may…
  • 927 Days Later: My Top 10 Reasons Why Your “Top 10 Reasons I’m Not Paleo” Are Flawed

    Todd Dosenberry
    10 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Is Paleo all it’s cracked up to be? It depends. The call for ditching Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) meat and instead opting to eat meat from local, sustainable, humanely raised animals is as legit and necessary as it’s ever been. But never eating dairy, grains and legumes because we haven’t evolved to eat these foods? Um, no. First of all, millions of us have evolved to eat these foods. I’ve come a long ways since I wrote my rebuttal to Ann Marie’s post on how much she hates Paleo. At this point I don’t hate Paleo nor do I think avoiding all…
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  • 3 Steps to Personal Evolution #CommitToYou

    Joyce
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    *Disclosure: Grateful to be working with GaiamTV — on my journey to personal evolution. “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” ― Emily Dickinson I know, I know. It’s resolution time again, and we all know what that means right? Intentions and goals that fall flat, or worse — never even get off the ground. According to statistics, about 60% of resolutions fail. But wait! Doesn’t that mean 40% are successful? That would be 4 out of 10 people. That’s 4 people whose lives are…
  • Your Most Powerful Health Coach is You — and Your Smartphone

    Joyce
    30 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    My Health Coach and Partner We often think in terms of short-term goals. Not that that’s necessarily bad, but long-term health is more than a few small goals accomplished occasionally. It’s many small actions done consistently over time. It’s easy to be short-sighted and just have in mind an upcoming event as a goal. But short-term goals are just that — short-term. Keeping up with long-term goals is obviously not as easy as keeping up with a short-term goal. This got me thinking: what can we use that’s in our everyday lives that would easily serve us in…
  • Whole and Healthy: Variety Creates a #BalancedYou

    Joyce
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
    Riley in her best downward dog I think battling boredom has been a struggle in my pursuit of a healthy life. But it’s also been a blessing in disguise. That’s why I was super excited *disclosure* -> when I had the opportunity to work with GaiamTV and @MyYogaOnline. I felt a instant connection with their philosophy and the content they share. I’ve always loved yoga and done random classes over the years, but I personally needed more direction and guidance. I wanted to add yoga to my quiver of healthy choices. This made me think of why I felt the need to learn yet another…
  • Whole and Healthy: 5 Reasons to Embrace Self-Improvement

    Joyce
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    The ship of self-improvement has set sail Before I venture into opinionated territory, my thoughts here are only coming from my own personal experiences in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years. There was a time when the word “self-improvement” was all the rage, like the word swag, just without all the douchey-ness. It even earned itself a section in bookstores. You could work on your health, your fitness, your relationships, organizational skills, education, and more. I always found myself hanging out in that section. I’m sure some of you will say you’ve…
  • A Journey for the Body and Spirit: Hiking Maui’s Haleakala Crater

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

  • The Black Death

    Edel
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Have you ever considered the possibility that olden day diseases are still common today in 2015? Well people I am here to tell you that they are. Take for example the Bubonic Plague or Black Plague, which was responsible for killing around 25 million people in Europe in the 14th century. Now while it is still possible to contract it, it isn’t as deadly or prevalent as it was in those medieval times. Recommended treatments back in the day was a good diet, rest and relocating to a non-infected area – good luck with that! What it ultimately achieved, due to lack of knowledge, was the gradual…
  • Burns Day

    Edel
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:05 am
    This week marks the birthday of Scotland's favourite son, Robbie Burns, the famous Scottish Poet and icon.  Robbie's poems are widely known throughout the English speaking world, with the famous poem Auld Lang Syne sang at Hogmanay (last day of the year) to farewell the old and bring in the new.   His life and poetry are celebrated at a Burn's supper held on his birthday, January 25.  The suppers typically involves eating haggis, washed down with whisky, various toasts and Burns' poetry recited throughout. With much Scottish heritage here in NZ, Robbie's birthday…
  • Future Goals

    Edel
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Educator and keynote speaker Stephen Cover once said, "Motivation is fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly." The key to maintaining momentum with your future goals is to make them attainable and fun.  Adopt good habits and make them stick.  For example if your goal is a better education, don't stretch yourself so far that you're working day and night only to obtain a mediocre score.  It doesn't mean anything if you are unable to put quality work and effort in whether well-intentioned or not. …
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
  • Fact of the Week

    Edel
    6 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Attention, Word Nerds: The 30 Weirdest Words Added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2014.
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    Healthy. Happy. Simple.

  • How to Get in Shape....and Stay in Shape

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

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

    Becky James
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Our culture is fascinated by obstacle courses.  Flip on the television and people are spinning, leaping, and swinging and the public is watching. I teach college students and the hardest class that I have them do is an obstacle course, but it is also the class that students most often request.  Even my five year-old loves bike and scooter obstacle courses that run through our driveway.    Obstacle courses offer variety, short durations with activities, and you set your own pace, which combine to allow individuals to feel successful and…
  • How to Make Group Fitness Classes More Effective

    Becky James
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    95% of women come to the gym to get "toned" which actually does not mean anything.  What most women mean is that they want to strategically reduce body fat and have more defined muscles without bulking.   What that means in terms of activities is a mix of cardiovascular and resistance work.  So you sign up for a weights class on Monday and spin Tuesday or you join your friend for a boot camp in the park, and lose a few pounds, but never accomplish your goals.  Here is why.Proper squat form: knees behind toes, heels on…
  • Our Favorite (and Easy) Baby Food Recipes

    Becky James
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    First Lunch Puree¼ to ½ ripe avocado½ ripe banana3 T jarred carrot puree or to tasteOther fruit as introducedBlend in handy chopper until smooth Baby Yogurt Lunch(great lunch for the whole family)1 small container baby yogurt¼- ½ avocadoFresh or frozen fruit to hunger and taste including banana, peaches, mango, or pears1-2T wheat germ 1T flax seed oilBlend in handy chopper or mash to desired texture.  Pear Apple Sauce(great batch recipe)Peel and slice pears and apples into uniform pieces and place in a baking dish.  You may also leave the skin on for cooking and peel…
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    Laser Clinic Bournemouth

  • Tattoos – do employers really care?

    Kerry
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:08 am
    Tattoos are more popular than ever and with tattoo parlours in Bournemouth and the rest of the country springing up on ever corner, body art is no longer relegated to the perceived ‘fringes’ of society. Indeed at our Bournemouth laser clinic, we see everyone and anyone from mums at home, to bankers and RAF pilots seeking laser tattoo removal. The increase of tattoo parlours and tattoo studios in Bournemouth has also inevitably seen a rise in laser tattoo removal enquiries. The reasons for wanting to remove a tattoo vary enormously, but at Laser Skin Solutions we see a large percentage of…
  • 6 Ways To Get Your Skin Through The Holiday Season

    Kerry
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:13 am
    The holiday season is in full swing and radiant, glowing skin is the ultimate beauty accessory. At our Bournemouth Laser and Skincare Clinic we often get asked how to keep skin looking at its best this time of year. Harsh winter weather, late nights and alcohol can leave our skin looking tired, dull and life-less. Help is at hand however. Here are 6 ways to help ensure your skin is looking tip-top for the party season. 1. Drink water We always advise our clients to drink 1.5 litres of water per day to help skin rejuvenation. This is even more important over a period where people generally…
  • Facial Hair Removal – How Diet Can Help

    Kerry
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:04 am
    The menopause can cause changes in hair growth on the face. But did you know that what you eat can also affect changes in facial hair? When women go through the menopause oestrogen levels decrease. With female hormones at an all time low, the male hormones known as ‘androgens’ seemingly ‘take over’ and can result in unwanted facial hair growth. Androgynous hair growth can occur anywhere on the body but during the menopause tends to appear mainly on women’s faces, especially the chin. At our Bournemouth laser clinic our female menopausal (and peri-menopausal) clients often say that…
  • Which is best? Laser hair removal or IPL hair removal?

    Kerry
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    At Laser Skin Solutions, Bournemouth we often get asked whether we have a laser, for laser hair removal, or an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). Fortunately, we have both, meaning if you are looking for laser hair removal in Bournemouth, once we have assessed your skin type and hair, we will choose whichever system is going to get you the best (and quickest) results. But what is laser? And is it different to IPL? The answer is both ‘yes’ and ‘no’. It really comes down to physics. Both laser and IPL are light sources. Both are used to heat or shatter targets, whether it’s to heat and…
  • Which colours are the easiest to remove with laser tattoo removal?

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

  • Eat Smart! Celebrate the benefits of tea during National Hot Tea Month

    WalkingSpree Team
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    January is National Hot Tea Month and on a cold wintery day, nothing can be more refreshing than a steaming cup of tea. Tea contains antioxidants, has less caffeine than coffee and actually keeps you hydrated. It is the second most popular beverage in the world, behind water. All tea – be it white, green, black or oolong – comes from the same plant and all varieties are beneficial. The difference is in the processing. For example, white tea is harvested from young plants. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and has more amounts of polyphenols than black or oolong tea.
  • 10 healthy things to do when it’s cold outside

    Maddie
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:46 am
    Unrelenting winter weather might be keeping you stuck indoors during these cold months. Though it may seem easier to hibernate than hustle to hit your daily step goal, it most certainly is not the healthiest alternative. Stay active and hit your walking goals with these ten simple, tried and true activities. 1. Go mall walking. You might just be surprised at how many steps you get in by spending the afternoon strolling the mall. We aren’t looking to speed walk the mall in record time but to get up, get out and get moving. Shopping optional! 2. Run up and down stairs. Of course, not everyone…
  • Be Calorie Wise for Thanksgiving

    WalkingSpree Team
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    The average American eats about 3,000 to 3,500 calories during Thanksgiving lunch / dinner (the actual meal). This usually comes to over 4,000 calories for the day in total. Throw in second helpings of dessert and other goodies and you can imagine how that can spiral out of control. Here are some helpful holiday tips to help you avoid gaining the usual 5-10 pounds during the holiday season. 1. Chew sugarless gum while cooking. This may help decrease food sampling. 2. Drink a glass of water before eating. Water is a natural appetite suppressant and may help with overeating during this holiday…
  • Health Benefits of Pumpkin

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

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

    admin
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:11 am
    It is properly said that an engine should indeed be the vehicle’s heart. Since it can be an essential component that represents a key position in starting up your vehicle if that is the case, then its battery can be referred to as the heart of the automobile. On our very own selection things are based for this subject. Though buying that particular battery, you have to provide a second thought to important elements: such as your kind and Dimensions, climatic problems, Product and in addition the voltage of driving. In order to choose the best and the right ever start automobile battery…
  • Some Updated Answers On Elegant RP-SMA Cable Strategies

    admin
    7 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    Also in order to receive the wifi signal have a wireless network set up at home. Beside the web content filter, many administrators use other methods, to a maximum level of 2.5 decibels once the spacing in between elements is widened to approximately 1.6 . This allows people who are only test range. It cost me less technologies will already have keep up with the advances made in 4G technology. Although you may do these tasks over a secured public hotspot, you are advised It says “Congratulations. Hence the antenna that meets all of fool I am! Please excuse my burp. Therefore, it is show…
  • benefit of these three methods of weight loss

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    6 Jan 2015 | 3:15 am
    Somebody feel motivated with regard to finish off most of the task at present and will be interested to carry out on more percentage of things. Intake of Dandelion beginning and Burdock starts retards the doing business of free radicals and protects poorly liver cells from break down. Parents should make positive that their children are vaccinated at the right time. Avocado oil contains vitamin products E, which is now probably the most desirable antioxidizing vitamin a person can buy. http://despamious.com/ has some of the benefits that you should understand to have a better weight loss…
  • Mexico Travel Tips and Vacation Destionations – Bien Viaje

    admin
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:08 am
    Earlier this month, I drove to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada for some time weekend. I flashed my driver’s license with the border and was waved through. The ease of travel there, and also the common language and culture, makes Canada seem similar to the 51st state than a foreign country. It will feel a bit more foreign on June 1st when U.S. passports will likely be required for entry. I asked the Canadian customs official on the way in why Canada imposed this new requirement on their own peace loving southern neighbor. “It’s not us, it’s all of you,” he explained.
  • Ab Doer Twist Reviews Ultimate Fitness Results

    admin
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:07 am
    There comes a period if you want an answer that is lasting. At just how it functions allows first have a look. It ostensibly functions by producing your body turn and perspective in various jobs. It includes 4 DVDis which have various problem amounts from novice to sophisticated and also the fresh style is created to ensure that there’s no needless pressure on the arms or arms. Enables have a glance at poor factors and the great points. I came across that it appears to match the older era after studying several Advertisement Doer Perspective evaluations. 50+. Because all of the workouts…
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  • Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

    Health Editor
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:37 am
    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Receiving a blood transfusion during heart bypass surgery may raise a patient’s risk of pneumonia, researchers report. “The ability to store and transfuse blood is one of medicine’s greatest accomplishments, but we are continuing to see that receiving a blood transfusion may alter a patient’s ability to fight infection,” Dr. James Edgerton, of The Heart Hospital, Baylor Plano in Texas, said in a Society of Thoracic Surgeons news release. He was not involved in the study. For the current study, investigators looked…
  • Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds

    Health Editor
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:37 am
    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking doubles the chances that a prostate cancer patient will see his disease spread and that he will eventually die from his illness, a new study finds. “Basically we found that people who smoke had a higher risk of their tumor coming back, of it spreading and, ultimately, even dying of prostate cancer,” said study co-author Dr. Michael Zelefsky. He is vice chair of clinical research in the department of radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. “But…
  • A Son’s Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth

    Health Editor
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:37 am
    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Elise Jackson remembers very clearly the day her son was born: It was May 8, 2002, and Elijah had arrived 15 weeks before his due date. “My child sat right in the palm of my hands,” Jackson recalled. “He was very, very fragile. It was 25 weeks and one day into my pregnancy, and he was just 1 pound, 1 ounce.” At the time, Elise and her husband, Todd, were told that Elijah’s chances for survival were only about 10 percent. But 14 surgeries and blood transfusions later, Elijah has beaten…
  • Don’t Become a Blizzard Casualty

    Health Editor
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The blizzard conditions and frigid cold blanketing the U.S. Northeast pose numerous health threats, a doctor warns. If you must be outdoors, staying warm is critical, said Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “In the cold weather, it’s important to keep your head, face and nose covered, but most importantly dress in layers to prevent heat loss,” Glatter said. He recommends wearing sturdy insulated boots with thick wool socks while shoveling snow. Also, pay special attention to the…
  • The Site That Lets You Create a Fake Boyfriend Is Crazy. Or Is It?

    Rachel Swalin
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Photo: Getty Images Trying to find the perfect mate is hard enough without the world chiming in about your solo status. Single people, you know what I mean: it can be exhausting to field constant questions from well-meaning friends and family about who you’re seeing (or not seeing). That’s where the new service Invisible Boyfriend (or Invisible Girlfriend) comes in. The online service that launched last week promises to match users with a fake romantic partner, who will send 100 text messages, 10 voice mails, and one postcard over 4 weeks—all this for just $24.99!
 
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    Dr. David Geier - Sports Medicine Simplified

  • Can a blood test predict athletes at risk for prolonged recovery from concussions?

    drdavidgeier
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    A new study examines blood levels of a particular brain protein found in the blood of athletes after a concussion and whether it predict which players will recover quickly and which ones will have symptoms for a week or more.
  • Episode 179: How common are brain changes found in football players?

    drdavidgeier
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    How common are brain changes found in football players? Dr. Geier also discusses whether or not the popularity of football is sustainable. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.
  • The 10: My favorite articles this week

    drdavidgeier
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy my favorite articles from the past week. Here are some great articles on eggs, treadmills, and Twitter.
  • Turn off the TV to improve your health

    drdavidgeier
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    According to a recent study, the amount of time you spend watching television affects your life span. Instead, turn off the TV and get some exercise.
  • Head and neck injuries in extreme sports

    drdavidgeier
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    The Winter X Games start today in Aspen. Due the death of freestyle skier Sarah Burke and snowmobiler Caleb Moore in recent years, more attention has been focused on injuries – especially head and neck injuries – in extreme sports. Are the sports inherently dangerous? How do other extreme sports, like surfing and skateboarding, compare?
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    Good Health Journey

  • More fun than a Playdoh machine, lower carb

    goodhealthjourney
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:34 pm
    I really hate buying a kitchen gadget that only does one thing; but since I’ve been doing the 21 Day Fix I’ve heard about the handy dandy spiralizer.  It takes lowly, unassuming vegetables and fruits and glams them up into sexy noodles and whatnot. There’s even a woman who has dedicated an entire website to this device, www.inspiralized.com. So I jumped on the bandwagon and am pleased to report that even if you used this only for zucchini noodles to substitute for pasta, I think it would be worth it. Last week I had the zucchini noodles with a thai red curry and ground…
  • Every Excuse in the Book

    goodhealthjourney
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Wow, today I had a LOT of excuses to NOT work out! Stayed up late last night due to football activities (Go Pats!) Scott and Rose are home today due to the national holiday Scott’s dad spent the night and we spent the morning enjoying coffee My back/hip is out of whack. As soon as Scott’s dad left I went to the chiropractor When I got home, I was hungry After I ate, I didn’t think I should work out right away.  Scott said “go do it” It’s a holiday. How about a nap? I pushed play anyway, then Rose and Bella decided to “participate.”  I…
  • What To Do About the Weekend?

    goodhealthjourney
    17 Jan 2015 | 1:09 am
    I’m just like you, I’ll bet. Friday night comes and I do not want to eat anymore chicken.  So last night, we made DiGiorno stuffed crust pizza, which Scott got me hooked on.  I am not going to lie; I did have a piece.  But I also made my own FlatOut pizza with tomato sauce, mushrooms, broccoli and a little Parm, and it was pretty fantastic. So my point is, it’s the weekend, and you want to have some fun food.  I’m brainstorming a list of these, especially because we are in the playoffs. Sunday dinner is a perfect time to eat healthy (with a roast, etc) so we will…
  • Love the Skin You’re In: Starts Feb. 1

    goodhealthjourney
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:31 am
    In honor of Valentine’s Day (one of my favorite holidays), I would like to kick off another 21 day health and fitness challenge on Sunday, February 1. The idea I have is that to love someone else, you have to love yourself first, and loving the skin you are in gives you amazing inner confidence. And we all know better health leads to a better “love” life and gives you an energy that is very attractive to others! To join, you need a 21 Day Fix challenge pack, which will include your workouts, eating plan and a month’s supply of Shakeology, as well as a free t-shirt at…
  • Sweating the chemo out

    goodhealthjourney
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    What’s taking up space in your mind? This weekend had the opportunity to hear a lot of successful women tell their stories, but none was as powerful as a former elementary teacher named Katy.  Cancer hit her.  Hard.  Stage Four cancer. Do you know what she did?  She KEPT working out. Through the chemo treatments. She said she was “sweating the chemo out.”  Not medically, but internally; doing her workouts kept her mind strong. She said she BEAT cancer because no matter whether it went into remission or not, she beat it in her mind by focusing on her workouts, which made her…
 
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • Guest Post on Concussion: The Neuropathology of CTE in the United States

    MedFriendly
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Introduction by Dominic A. Carone, PhD, ABPP-CNThese days, it is difficult for someone to turn on the television, open a newspaper, or surf the internet without coming across a story on the dangers of concussions, particularly repeat concussions. This has caused a great deal of concern among many athletes and their loved ones regarding participation in sports.One of the greatest concerns that has emerged is the possibility of developing CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) – which is described as a degenerative brain disorder caused by repeat brain trauma. But how much do we really know…
  • Drug Addiction Is Only a Symptom

    MedFriendly
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Sometimes a symptom is so big it hides the real problem, making treatment all but impossible. In the case of the common cold, we know that it is really a viral infection. But given enough time, it will work itself out. That is why doctors generally do not attempt to treat a cold. The symptoms are all that can be safely treated. When the underlying virus goes away, so do the symptoms.When it comes to addiction, we have to look beneath the drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, and other triggers. Those are the visible symptoms that are easily accessible. But the addiction is being propped up by…
  • Infographic on Lyme Disease Incidence

    MedFriendly
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:22 pm
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  • MedFriendly Publishes First Infographic: The Human Brain

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    8 Jan 2015 | 8:57 pm
    We hope that you enjoy MedFriendly's first infographic. This one is on the Human Brain. Click it for the original dimensions and to save it to your computer. If you like it, please share it on social media. Thank you!
  • Tips for Treating Your Skin with Massage Oil

    MedFriendly
    26 Dec 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Human skin is amazingly resilient. It’s designed for both strength and flexibility, so that it can both stretch and maintain its shape. It also performs several vital functions including UV protection, moisture and body temperature regulation, waste elimination, and protection from disease.Unfortunately, because it is so exposed, our skin is also prone to many of the effects of aging. Perhaps, one of the biggest effects is the loss of moisture, which can affect the strength and elasticity of your skin.Massage therapy can reduce the effects of aging on your skin by improving circulation,…
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  • Two Little Words That Will Transform the Way You Eat and Live!

    Kimberly Snyder
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Placing your hand over your heart and expressing thanks is so powerful, read on to learn why! Has your mood felt a bit lower lately?  Or that, despite your best efforts and intentions, the New Year isn’t kicking off quite as well as you had hoped?  Well, I’ve got news for you – you’re not the only one! It turns out, we’re right around a date that’s known as “Blue Monday.” [1]  According to Cliff Arnall, a former Cardiff University tutor, this milestone – typically marked on the last Monday of the month of January – represents “the least happy day of…
  • Beauty Detox Principles Helped Sunniva Stay Healthy During Her Pregnancy!

    Kimberly Snyder
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
      Today I wanted to share Sunniva’s Beauty Detox Transformation Story with you. Every week I enjoy reading all the stories everyone has submitted and share them with the community for motivation and inspiration!  Sunniva explains how she started incorporating The Beauty Detox Lifestyle into her life around 2011 and has never looked back. In almost no time she began feeling much better from slowly implementing the basic principles I talk about in The Beauty Detox Solution. After becoming pregnant with her first child, Sunniva fell ill. Her doctor told her she had developed…
  • PCOS: The Misunderstood Condition That Affects Millions of Women

    Kimberly Snyder
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:48 am
    This may surprise you, but I get a lot of questions about a condition called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, also known as PCOS…which affects up to 10 percent of women of childbearing age. PCOS is, in fact, THE most common hormonal endocrine disorder in women. As you might imagine, it’s very frustrating for anyone who is affected. As prevalent as PCOS can be, it’s also quite misunderstood, so for today’s post I’m going to discuss some common myths about the condition, how it affects the health of women who have it, and how Beauty Detox principles (along with the…
  • How The Beauty Detox Lifestyle Transformed Matt’s Outlook On Life!

    Kimberly Snyder
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
      This week it seems that we all have been settling back into our normal routines and hitting the ground running into 2015! I hope my blog last week helped give you some insight on how to structure your goals for 2015 for success! Today I wanted to share Matt’s amazing story! I was deeply touched when Matt reached out that he wanted to share his story with everyone in the Beauty Detox Community. Matt explains his journey being a teenage boy following the Beauty Detox program, and his struggles before stumbling upon The Beauty Detox Solution at an airport bookstore. Matt talks about…
  • 5 Sneaky Diet Myths to Watch Out for in 2015!

    Kimberly Snyder
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    With the New Year just beginning, more people resolve to lose weight now than at any other time in the year. This focus, or some might say obsession, with weight loss – causes us to be bombarded with more dietary advice and risky myths than our brains can possibly make sense of. To make matters worse, the world of nutrition advice is often already so difficult to navigate with so much conflicting information. Depending on the source, to lose weight, you’re told to eat more protein or less protein, eat plenty of whole grains or eliminate all grains from your diet, and so on. How are you…
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    Well Being Tips

  • Pathways of Asbestos Exposure

    Wellbeing
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:12 am
    Pathways of Asbestos Exposure Asbestos is a mineral that occurs naturally in the environment. It is composed of thin threads that are highly resistant to heat, fire and chemicals, and it is also non-conductive. These properties made asbestos a popular choice in building materials not just in the 20th century, but throughout history – even as far back as […]
  • What is The Appropriate Wellness Program for You

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

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

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

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

  • Egg Consumption May Decrease Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    Danica Collins
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Did You Know…that reducing egg consumption may decrease risk for type 2 diabetes? According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014, 29.1 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, and... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Corn Syrup vs. Table Sugar: Which Is Worse?

    Danica Collins
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:14 pm
    University of Utah researchers have declared a winner in the corn syrup vs. table sugar debate. They found that corn syrup is significantly more toxic than refined sugar. Americans,... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Satisfaction May Save You from Osteoporosis

    Danica Collins
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:20 am
    Did You Know…that there’s a surprising trick for preventing osteoporosis? A growing body of data demonstrates that happiness makes you healthier.  Now, a team of Finnish researchers has proven... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Recoup with Himalayan Salt Sole

    Danica Collins
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Salt has gotten a bad rap—and if you’re talking about the all-too-common processed table salt that’s been leached of trace minerals and nutrients, then the notorious reputation is warranted.... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Coconut Oil Prevents Tooth Decay

    Danica Collins
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:45 pm
    This is a FACT. Here’s one more reason to love coconut oil! Coconut oil prevents tooth decay and cavities. Your mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria, but coconut oil [...] Further Related... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • Prednisone or Prednisolone: What is the Difference?

    Ammy
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Many patients & their care- givers are naturally unclear about the differences between Prednisone and Prednisolone. While Prednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid, a derivative of cortisol, used to treat several inflammatory & auto-immune conditions. (It is the active metabolite of the drug prednisone). Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug, which is primarily used as an immunosuppressant drug. International Drug Mart consistently delivers these low – cost generic prescription drugs that are bio-equivalent to their branded counterparts. Prednisone is used to treat…
  • Free Shipping For A Day

    Ammy
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:42 am
    We’re offering a day’s worth of Free Shipping on 18th, December, 2014 for as much as you need to buy! International Drug Mart has always found opportunities to enable customers to save on total purchases. This time, we’re offering free shipping all day on December 18th, 2014 when new or existing customers purchase for $25 or more. Use Coupon Code IDMRxFS when you’re checking out & redeem the Free Shipping Offer. You can’t redeem this offer for cash or adjust it towards previous purchases. The Free Shipping Offer is valid ONLY for online purchases. Make a list of all the…
  • IDM’s Holiday Season Bonanza!

    Ammy
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:52 am
    The holidays are almost on us & we’re doing our bit to give you an extra-special holiday season! International Drug Mart has launched our Holiday Sale that lets you spend a bit more on gifts and more during this holiday season. This offer runs from 16th December 2014 through Jan 6th 2015. Make the most of IDM’s generic drugs that cost much cheaper than branded prescription and OTC drugs. The Holiday Offer starts with a FULL 5% OFF on the 2nd product when you buy two products. You get a FULL 10% OFF when you buy three products and when you buy four or more products you get a FULL 15%…
  • International Drug Mart Offers Cyber Monday Savings!

    Ammy
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:21 am
    Christmas comes early to International Drug Mart with Cyber Monday deals! Starting November 28th through 1st December, buy 2 products & we’ll give you 5% OFF on the 2nd product, buy 3 & we’ll give you 10% OFF, and when you buy FOUR products we’ll give you whopping 15% OFF! Buying generic drugs at online drugstores like www.internationaldrugmart.com lets you save much more than when you buy branded drugs. Shop for your essential prescription & OTC drugs at IDM.com & get ready to enjoy a stress- free Holiday Season! How the deal works: Add 2 drugs to the shopping cart…
  • Better than Mascara: Latisse Boosts Lash Growth

    Ammy
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:13 pm
    The 90’s were a stressful time for young girls who need to keep their healthy brows trimmed & pruned to a delicate arch- the most famous brows are Kate Moss’ famed ethereal eyebrows. Nowadays, Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows & lashes are the defining look for this decade. Women who endured hours of torture- trimming brows to a delicate arch don’t need to lose hope. They can regrow their thinning brows & lashes with bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, the generic version of the branded drug, Latisse. At www.internationaldrugmart.com, we understand the quest for beauty &…
 
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    Private GP » Blog

  • How to banish Blue Monday!

    pgpcms
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    Dr Piper and her Team here at Private GP Services hope that you’re fully recovered from all the festivities and have returned happy, refreshed and looking forward to a Healthy 2015! The dark and cold months of January and February can get us all a bit down so Dr Piper has a few ideas up her sleeve to help us all beat those Winter Blues… Plan Something Nice! ….   Now is the time to plan your next holiday, party, or a new  experience of some kind, to help brighten up the long, dark days ahead. By having something to look forward to it can really help us see past the daily…
  • Flu Vaccinations…It’s not too late!

    pgpcms
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    Every one of  the team here at the Practice seems to know someone who’s been poorly over the festive period! We thought we would just mention that it’s not too late to come and have your flu vaccination to help keep nasties at bay! Please give us a call us on 0116 270 0373 and one of the team will get you booked in at a date and time convenient for you.
  • Hope For Cancer & Art Exhibition

    pgpcms
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    “Hope for Cancer” Charity Fund Raising Evening recently held at The Practice on December 6th 2014; £930 was raised! Thank you to everyone who came & supported the cause: so fabulous to see you; combined with Katie’s launch of Artwork. A selection of Katie Pipers artwork featured below
  • Rubella Vaccine – Last Opportunity for single immunisation!

    pgpcms
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    From the end of January 2015, Rubella Vaccine will no longer be available as a single immunisation.  Only the MMR Triple Vaccination will become an option. If you have ever considered having this, NOW is the time to book in before it’s too late! Contact us here in the Practice as soon as possible if you are interested.
  • Flu Vaccine Update

    pgpcms
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    It’s always a good idea to have your flu vaccine in Leicestershire before December 1st – Have you booked in for yours? Nasal vaccines also available for under 17 year olds. Don’t forget to consider HPV Gardasil Vaccinations for boys.
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • Follow-Up Survey: What Will Help You Best Prepare?

    LAwordsmith
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Two weeks ago, I asked what you want to learn more about this year. The most popular answer was “advanced” techniques. Last week, I covered some really advanced questions about smoke inhalation—even ones experts have trouble answering. You responded by making that article the most popular post with subscribers in almost three months. Thanks. I’ll keep going in this direction. I have one more important set of questions for you, and then we’ll get back to survival medicine. This year, I want to create the products you need—things that fill gaps and help you…
  • Smoke Inhalation: What to Do If You’re Trapped

    LAwordsmith
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH The recent train disaster in Washington, D.C., reminded me that I haven’t covered smoke inhalation in my posts. Picture this. You’re on a subway going through a tunnel when you hear a loud pop. The train stops, the lights go out, and the air starts filling with smoke. And it’s getting worse. A voice comes over the intercom. “The train is not on fire. Please, everyone, sit on the floor and wait for help.” The voice orders you not to open the doors. You’re trapped. In the D.C. event, which resulted in one woman dying and dozens being hospitalized, I don’t…
  • The Survey Results Are In

    LAwordsmith
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Thank you for the wonderful response to last week’s survey. It will help me a great deal in focusing on what you’d most like to learn about. As promised, here are the results. 1. What type of information would you like me to focus on most this year? From this, it seems I have been going in the right direction, covering diseases in the blog and including advanced survival techniques in the blog, books and especially the training course. I would just add a note that it’s important to get the basics down first, as I’m sure you’d agree. In an emergency, if the…
  • Quick Survey: How Can I Help You Best?

    LAwordsmith
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH My resolution for 2015 is for The Survival Doctor to focus even more on your needs. I want to help you prepare easier and quicker—in the exact ways you want to. To that end, would you tell me how I can best help you by answering this five-question survey? It’ll only take about five minutes. I want to know how you like to learn new things and what you most want to learn about. I’ve been soaking up medical information for over 40 years, so there’s a lot I could share. Where do you want me to focus? After you take the survey, feel free to expound on your answers…
  • The Top 10 Most Popular Posts of the Year

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    29 Dec 2014 | 3:07 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Thank you to for making 2014 another record year for The Survival Doctor. Compared to 2013 our viewership was up by over 10 percent (around 4.5 million visits total). And not surprisingly, our number one most-viewed post remained the same. Otherwise, the most popular posts really ran the gamut—earwax removal and fast heart rates, children’s rashes and knee injuries, eyelid infections and finger infections. What about you? Did you learn anything new from any of them? Or perhaps they helped refresh your knowledge a bit? Which did you find the most interesting?
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  • Chickpea Avocado Dip (Vegan)

    michelleblackwood
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:20 am
    I love to prepare chickpea avocado dip and serve them with brown rice tortillas along with vegetables as a wrap, as a filling for quesadillas or with plain old chips. Chickpea avocado dip is much more healthy and fresh than store bought dips. It whips up in minutes once you have prepared chickpeas. You can add so much variation to this dip by changing around the seasonings. To use dried chickpeas, soak about 1/2 cup in a bowl of water over night. the following morning drain water and rinse chickpeas. Place chickpeas in cold water in a medium sized pot. Bring to boil on medium-high heat.
  • Lemon Cilantro Brown Rice (Vegan)

    michelleblackwood
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Yield: 4 servings This flavorful dish with a lemony twist is great served with curries. I used brown basmati rice, the addition of turmeric gives this dish an appetizing color. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ¼ cup water 1 small onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon ginger, minced ¼ teaspoon turmeric 1 cup (185g) long grain brown rice 2 ½ cups (600g) water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon sea salt or to taste 1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional) pinch of cayenne pepper (optional) ¼ cup (4g) chopped cilantro plus extra for…
  • Stir Fried Lotus Root (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    michelleblackwood
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:53 pm
    This was my first time cooking this interesting root vegetable. I love to shop at international markets, and I'm always intrigued by unfamiliar fruits and vegetables. Lotus root was one of such vegetables that I was waiting for the right opportunity to cook. My curiosity peaked after a fellow blogger Jasmine posted a recipe from her blog, theblenderist.com, where she shared a recipe for crispy baked lotus chips. The unique patterns of the chips was so appealing. It was beautiful! I asked my husband to get me some lotus roots at the Asian supermarket in the city. It is a very large market…
  • My Radio Interview with Tina Gang of Refreshing 90.9fm

    michelleblackwood
    18 Jan 2015 | 1:48 am
    I had the joy of being interviewed by radio host Tina Gang of Refreshing 90.9fm, a local Christian radio station in Lancaster, Ohio. I shared my experience, that led me to writing my debut cookbook, Healthier Steps: 125 Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.
  • General Tso's Chick Peas (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    michelleblackwood
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:08 am
    General Tso's chickpeas is a delicious and healthy alternative to chicken or even tofu for those who are trying to avoid soy. The chickpeas absorbed the flavors
 
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 321: aTRIP and a pause

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Paul Duprex Paul joins the TWiV team to discuss the current moratorium on viral research to alter transmission, range and resistance, infectivity and immunity, and pathogenesis. Links for this episode Wain-Hobson objects (one, two, three, four) Influenza H7N1 transmission experiments (J Virol) Epistemological perspective on aTRIP experiments (mBio) Limited scientific value and risk (mBio) Reply to limited scientific value (mBio)…
  • TWiV 320: Retroviruses and cranberries

    17 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: John Coffin Vincent speaks with John Coffin about his career studying retroviruses, including working with Howard Temin, endogenous retroviruses, XMRV, chronic fatigue syndrome and prostate cancer, HIV/AIDS, and his interest in growing cranberries. Links for this episode John Coffin (Wikipedia) Specific HIV integration sites (Science) Novel retrovirus in modern birds (J Virol) Recombinant origin of XMRV (Science) Cranberry harvest (jpg) Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to…
  • TWiV 319: Breaking breakbone

    11 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVers review the outcomes of two recent phase 3 clinical trials of a quadrivalent dengue virus vaccine in Asia and Latin America.   Links for this episode Efficacy of dengue vaccine (NEJM) Preventing dengue (NEJM) Dengue viruses (Scitable) Intention to treat (Wikipedia) Image credit: Jean-Yves Sgro Letters read on TWiV 319 Weekly Science Picks Alan - The Toaster Project by Thomas…
  • TWiV 318: Last year in virology

    4 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiV gang reviews ten fascinating, compelling, and riveting virology stories from 2014.   Ten virology stories of 2014 Ebola virus outbreak (TWiV 314, 309, 308, 307, 306, 305, 304, 303, 302, 298, 297, 283) Directional uncoating of rhinovirus RNA (TWiV 267) Pandemic pathogen controversy (TWiV 287) Viral evolution (TWiV 275) Borna virus inhibition by endogenous DNA (TWiV 303) MERS-CoV in dromedary camels…
  • TWiV 317: Brazil goes viral

    28 Dec 2014 | 10:48 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Eurico Arruda, Gustavo Acrani, Cintia Bittar, Tatiana Domitrovic, and Suellen Galvino-Costa On his second trip to Brazil, Vincent joins Eurico to speak with three young virologists, Gustavo, Cintia, Tatiana, and Suellen, about their work and their prospects for careers in science. Video of this episode: view at YouTube Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twiv@twiv.tv
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    Health On A Budget

  • Feverfew Prevents Migraine and Has Several Other Benefits

    Health on a Budget
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    by Benjamin Tong Feverfew (Tanaceum Parthenium) is also known as “wild chamomile” or “featherfew”. Other names include: pyrethrum, featheroil, bride’s buttons, and bachelor’s buttons to name a few. It is a plant that belongs to the family of sunflower and looks similar to a daisy. Feverfew Flowers in Nature The plant is native to Southeast Europe, although it can be found throughout North America, Australia, and Europe. Feverfew grows in a rich and well-drained soil with stiff and loamy character and blooms from July- October. It is often found in gardens and open spaces. Feverfew…
  • Are Age Spots Affecting Your Appearance?

    Jane Chitty
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
    As we grow older and particularly after the age of 40, we might start to notice age spots. While they are usually considered harmless, age spots can affect our appearance and self esteem. Many will get their dermatologist or doctor to check them out and ask their advice for treatment. Suggestions will include Retinol, HQ creams, chemical peels and spot treatments, microdermabrasion, laser treatments or light therapy. But such commercial products contain potentially harmful additives and chemicals while costly procedures can be painful and even lead to scarring. What causes age spots? While…
  • Changing from a Western Style of Using the Toilet to Protect Your Health

    Jane Chitty
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    Even though we all try to keep our costs to a minimum, sometimes we have to spend something now to ensure our “health on a budget” for the future. One such dollar outlay could be for a squatty potty! The modern Western style toilet was first introduced in the nineteenth century but it changed the way we were doing something every day in a very natural way to an unnatural way. In effect, we changed from squatting to sitting. But our bodies were made to squat and not to sit You might have noticed for example that young children (whatever their culture) instinctively squat to relieve…
  • 8 Budget Home Remedies for Cracked Heels

    Jane Chitty
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Dryness and even neglect in both summer and winter months can lead to the pain and discomfort of cracked heels. Although this problem is common in females during the summer months when sandals or flip flops are frequently worn, dry and chapped skin in the winter can make the problem worse. Signs and symptoms of cracked heels The appearance of dry, hard, thickened skin around the rim of the heel. The skin in this area starts to look yellow or dark brown. Tiny cracks or fissures start to be visible. More pressure on the heel ensures the cracks become deeper. The cracks may become so deep that…
  • 12 Tips to Detoxify Your Life on a Budget

    Health on a Budget
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    by Kate Wilson It’s one thing to detoxify your body — it’s another thing to detoxify your life. But detoxifying doesn’t have to be as complicated or expensive as it often seems. Make these simple changes to your daily life and kick toxins to the curb. Use Natural Cleaners Many popular cleaners contain harmful chemicals that can do more damage than good. There are some products on the market that are chemical-free, however you can make your own natural cleaners with items that can be found in your own cupboard. For example, lemon’s acidity can cut though most household bacteria and…
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  • What's In Your Mouth?

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
      If you’re a germaphobe, stop reading right now. Seriously.  Go find something else to do, such as wiping down all the surfaces of your home with bleach (again).   (pause)   And now that the squeamish have left the virtual room, we can share this news with no worries about sending anyone into a psychosomatic hissy fit: according to a recent study, a  single romantic kiss transfers 80 million bacteria from one mouth to another in a mere ten seconds.  
  • Brushing Baby's Teeth

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:44 am
      Babies have a lot of growing to do during the first half-year of life. In that time, many will double their birth weight, grow a fuller head of hair, and start rolling over and sitting up on their own. Another important milestone is often reached at around six or seven months: Baby's first teeth will start to make their appearance! Those little pearly-whites (which may come in as early as three or as late as 12 months) certainly make for a cute-looking smile—but they also need a little bit of care. Do you know what's the best way to clean your baby's new teeth? Here are five tips…
  • These Stars Shine Brightly After Dental Makeovers

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
          If you were lucky enough to be born with perfectly straight, white teeth – congratulations! But if not, don’t fret: You’re in good company. In fact, some of the brightest stars in Hollywood’s sky needed a little help to get their red-carpet smiles. A dental makeover could be as simple as teeth whitening, or as involved as tooth replacement. But whatever degree of work you need, it’s all about getting the smile you’ve always dreamed about   
  • Print Your New Teeth - 3D Printing Set To Revolutionize Dentistry

    19 Jan 2015 | 9:19 am
      If you’ve experienced a dental disaster that requires the replacement of a tooth or teeth, you’ve probably gone a week (or more) with a gaping hole where your tooth/teeth used to be. Or you had a temporary denture in your mouth, which didn’t fit and wasn’t comfortable and probably fell out a few times during the weeks it took to get your replacement teeth made.   Happily those days will soon be over for many dental patients, thanks to 3D printing. More than 10 million crowns and bridges have already been 3D-printed, and dental technology is currently leading the way…
  • What If You Have a Dental Emergency – And No Insurance?

    14 Jan 2015 | 2:25 pm
      Emergencies don't keep regular hours—they often occur when you least expect them. Some people wake up in the middle of the night with a throbbing pain deep in the jaw; others have a tooth knocked out during a weekend game of backyard basketball. It's stressful enough when a dental emergency happens—even without worrying about how you're going to pay for it if you don't have dental insurance. But one thing is certain: You shouldn't let the lack of insurance stop you from getting needed treatment. Here are five suggestions for uninsured people dealing with dental emergencies.  …
 
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  • Elbow Radial Head Fracture Symptoms: Treatment And Healing Time

    PUP
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:44 am
    Radial head fracture is a common elbow joint injury. Almost 20 percent of elbow fracture comprise of radial head breaks. The forearm is made up of two bones; radius and ulna. Radial head is the top most part of radius …
  • Causes Of Pinched Nerve In Arm: Symptoms And Remedies To Fix It

    PUP
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:40 am
    A pinched nerve anywhere in the body can be extremely debilitating for the patient as its symptoms affects his daily activity. Compression of nerve is a type of damage to the nerve or set of nerves. Like modern day cables, …
  • Excessive Sweating After Drinking Water: Causes & How To Prevent?

    PUP
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:21 am
    Sweating is a natural physiological process of the body characterized by release of watery liquid from the sweat glands. There are millions of sweat glands under the skin which help the body to remain cool. In most people sweating is …
  • Corn Allergy Symptoms: How To Deal With Allergic Reaction To Corn?

    PUP
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:17 am
    Corn and corn products has become an everyday food item among many Americans as well as people all over the globe. In fact it has replaced many other cereal foods on the dining table. There are diverse variety of food …
  • Causes Of Cervical Dystonia: Symptoms And Treatment Options

    PUP
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:08 am
    Cervical dystonia is a condition in which the head twists or tilts sideways due to involuntary contraction of neck muscles. This condition is also known as spasmodic torticollis. Sometimes due to excessive muscle pulling the head may tilt forward or …
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  • ​Yoga and Arthritis

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    What is Arthritis?Arthritis is joint inflammation that causes stiffness and soreness. It typically worsens as you age. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which causes the cartilage between your bones to break down, leaving bone to rub against bone. Rheumatoid arthritis, on the other hand, is the result of an autoimmune disease.There is no cure for arthritis; instead, treatment aims to reduce the symptoms so that you can live more fully without pain. Practicing yoga with the appropriate yoga equipment often is recommended as a treatment for arthritis. The Mayo Clinic…
  • ​My Doctor Recommends Yoga; What’s the Best Type of Class for Me?

    18 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    In the United States, more and more medical doctors are prescribing regular yoga practice to their patients as an alternative therapy. The trend reflects a movement toward a holistic approach to health care. Unsurprisingly, it also makes good economic sense. It’s cheaper (and more effective) to start doing yoga at 30 than to treat obesity at 60.Doctors have come to realize that yoga has many healthful benefits. Yoga has been proven to help patients recover and maintain their health for everything from headaches to heart conditions. Yoga is part of a medically recognized healthier lifestyle.
  • How Many Calories Does Yoga Burn?

    10 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    Everyone knows that doing yoga is good for your health. It increases your flexibility and balance, reduces stress, builds strength, bolsters your immune system, tones your muscles and even puts you in a positive frame of mind. And while it may not provide the calorie-burn that aerobic exercise provides, yoga does supply sufficient incentives to be included in a weight-loss program.If you’re trying to lose weight by doing yoga, however, consider other lifestyle changes too. A healthful diet, smaller portions and a new career as a bicycle messenger all can contribute to weight loss. If…
  • How Yoga Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

    4 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    Here at Three Minute Egg®, we believe in New Year’s resolutions. Resolutions are promises to yourself, and we take our promises seriously. Having said that, we understand how difficult it can be at times to stick to your resolutions past January 31. It takes will power and determination.Fortunately for fans of Three Minute Egg yoga, you have an advantage over the average person: your practice. A regular yoga practice gives you access to something that can help you maintain your resolution well into the new year.Realistic ExpectationsNew Year’s resolutions are intentions. You intend to…
  • Starting a Home Yoga Practice

    28 Dec 2014 | 5:13 am
    A daily yoga practice has many benefits, as we discussed in an earlier blog post. And you can reap those benefits in the comfort of your home or office without having to worry about fitting a class into your busy schedule or driving across town, or looking for parking.In fact, few people actually go to an outside yoga class every day. In the strictest sense of the word, a yoga class is a place to learn, not a place to practice. If you go to a yoga class once a week, for example, you’re supposed to practice those lessons the rest of the week. It’s called yoga “class” for a…
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  • Science Explains Why You Suddenly Stop Losing Weight

    Good Living Doc
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    Hooray! You’re losing weight! You’ve been absolutely committed this time – eating real food, working out every day, and people are noticing your progress, but suddenly you’ve hit a plateau and your momentum has come to a frustrating halt. The scale simply won’t budge no matter what you do! So what’s the problem? Why did […]
  • 6 Drug-Free Insomnia Remedies Supported By Science

    Good Living Doc
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Lack of sleep is probably the most overlooked source of health problems in every age group. You can eat a near-perfect diet, never miss a workout, and take all the right supplements, but you will still face health challenges if you suffer from insomnia. How important is quality sleep? If you were denied both sleep […]
  • #1 Best Way To Fall Alseep Without Drugs

    Good Living Doc
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    We live in a nation of tired people. You may even be one yourself. As technologically advanced as we’ve become, and as convenient as we keep trying to make modern life, millions of us are lumbering through our days in a state of utter exhaustion. Maybe you’ve tried one of the many common hacks for getting […]
  • LifeSeasons Targeted Herbal Supplements

    Good Living Doc
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:09 am
    The world certainly doesn’t need another line of herbal supplements. At least, that’s what I thought before being introduced to LifeSeasons. Since then, it’s become one of our top-selling and most effective brands of herbal products. We’re all about science here at the Good Living Warehouse. If you want to convince us of something in […]
  • Study Shows Chicken Pox Vaccine Is Ineffective

    Good Living Doc
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    The CDC states that chicken pox used to be a very common disease, infecting over 4 million people and causing 150 deaths each year (1). To give that number some perspective, 4 times that many people (about 600) die annually in the US from falling out of bed (2). According to the CDC, however, the […]
 
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  • Watch Out For The Severity of Hot Flushes During Menopause- They Spell Danger

    Swarnam John
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:04 am
    This research study caught my attention. After all, if you are in your late 30’s like me, then it would be better to get mentally prepared for the future. Scientists have found a link between moderate to severe hot flushes during menopause and higher rate of hip fractures.The linkA study followed thousands of women for eight years. Scientists found that, those people suffering from moderate to severe hot flushes during menopause, suffered higher rate of hip fractures than their peers, who had no menopausal syndrome. The authors warn that, women who experience such vasomotor menopausal…
  • Easy to Prepare Exotic Salads

    Swarnam John
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Just tried my hand at exotic salads! They turned out perfectly fine and was a huge hit with my family, especially the husband. I have shared this along with some amazing photos; hope you will give it a shot! Tamarillo saladThis exotic fruit looked so attractive on the supermarket shelf that I decided to buy it. Really did not know anything about it, googled it and found that it is native to Andes of Peru. It is high in potassium, extremely low in sodium, source of fiber. It is rich in vitamin A, B6, C and E. Boil the water, add Tamarillo for a minute and immerse it in cold water. Remove…
  • 20 Minutes Walking Prevents Early Death + Free Apps For Walking

    Swarnam John
    17 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    Sometimes the kids make me so crazy, that I just go out for a long walk to regain my sanity. And I thank God for the kids driving me crazy, after reading this study. The study points out that a brisk 20 minute walk each day can reduce the risk of early death.Brisk walkA study of over 334,000 European men and women found that twice as many deaths may be because of lack of physical activity compared with that attributed to obesity. Earlier studies have linked physical inactivity to a greater risk of heart disease and cancer.Previous research studies have informed us that walking 6000 steps or…
  • Waging a War On Pimples? Try Out These Expert Tips

    Swarnam John
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:06 am
    anankkml, freedigitalphotos.netPimples- I think most of us would have suffered this problem at some point in our lives. And I am no stranger to pimples, I grew up in a small town and for my higher studies I went to a women’s city college. You know what? I felt as a fish out of the pond there. Some girls were mean and I repeat really mean. Added to this, one fine day I got a big pimple on my cheek. My God! My future looked dark. To set things straight I pricked it and got an acne breakout. Sandpaper situations in life make you a stronger person. Having been there and done that, here I am…
  • Taylor Swift Music Can Reduce Pain After Surgery

    Swarnam John
    10 Jan 2015 | 11:27 pm
    Music is the sound of the soul and the rhythm of the heart. Don’t think Swarnam has gone nuts, just trying my hand at poetry.  But it is true music boosts your brain health.MusicResearchers have found that paediatric patients who listened to the songs had a significant reduction in pain after a major surgery. Guess what, they listened to? Songs by Rihanna and Taylor Swift, this research is very useful because certain medications that relieve pain can cause breathing problems in children. And caregivers may limit the amount of the prescribed pain medication. At this…
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  • 5 Proven Benefits of Avocado. Spoiler: It’s Pretty Impressive!

    Lauren Cosgrove
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Whether you’re a health nut or not, it’s likely that you’ve come across many, many healthy recipes including avocado. Sure it’s a fun color and yes, it’s actually a fruit, but that’s not why it’s so popular. The truth? It’s a superfood! Avocado is widely recognized by nutritionists and health experts as one of the […]
  • Can Massage Really Improve Your Health?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    When you hear the word “massage” what typically comes to mind? Think about it for a minute… If any of the following words came to mind, you’re much like the rest of the population. relaxing spa pamper treat get away Don’t you worry; it’s not a bad thing! But we are here to tell you […]
  • Removing Resolution Barriers

    Lauren Cosgrove
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:52 pm
    If you are like most people, which statistically you may be, New Year’s resolutions aren’t exactly easily won. Be honest. How many resolutions have you actually kept beyond a few weeks or a couple of months. Probably not many. Cynicism aside, know that you are not alone! Most people are eager to jump on board […]
  • Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

    Lauren Cosgrove
    23 Dec 2014 | 10:24 am
    It’s coming; the New Year is just around the corner. In a week, millions of Americans will be swearing promises meant to improve their lives and personal well-being. Unfortunately, according to a recent poll by Marist, only 59% of people will actually keep those well-meant resolutions. Why is that? Why are only 59% of us […]
  • Pumpkin & Ricotta Stuffed Shells

    Lauren Cosgrove
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:22 pm
    It may be well past November, but that doesn’t mean you need to do away with pumpkin just yet! These stuffed shells are simple, easy to make, and absolutely delicious. The pumpkin in these is not overwhelming; rather the hint of flavor illuminates the cheeses and marinara sauce. Let’s get happy and full! Pumpkin & […]
 
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  • 钱钢语象观察:“司法独立”被谁判了死刑?

    文摘编辑部
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:12 am
    中国大陆正陷入有关“司法独立”的话语错乱。在18届4中全会精神的宣传中,出现了多篇批判“司法独立”的文章。最近的一次在1月7日,百余网站同时以《张春贤:我们的法治不能走西方“司法独立”的路子》为题,转发了这位政治局委员、新疆自治区书记在人民日报的专论。此文一出,网络哗然。改革开放30多年来,“司法独立”一直是正面口号,现在要推翻此说,重回老路吗? 专政年代的黑词…
  • 钱钢:2014中国政治语象分析

    文摘编辑部
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    2014年的中国舆论场,相较上年, 更加板结。经一年多思想清场,主 张政治改革的“浅蓝”词语几乎全被逐 入“深蓝”禁区。当政者的“浅红”话语 全面重组。改革开放前的一些“深 红”口号则被激活。 “宪”字风波 2014年中国大陆最大的话语事件, 是“依宪治国”和“依宪执政”两个口号 的失踪、重现、和由此引发的宪政 批判。 这是18大后习近平在纪念现行宪法 施行30周年时提出的口号。2013 年“七不讲”,批宪政,它们在党媒上…
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    文摘编辑部
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    怎样适应移动互联网带来的阅读习惯的改变? 如何在巨量的网络信息中保持独特的价值,又不失个性?
  • 浙江省公安机关重点人员动态管控工作规范 (试行)

    文摘编辑部
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
    编者按:各级公安机关要结合实际,对本地旅馆、暂住、网吧、机动车等基础信息采集录入情况,网上缉控系统在线值守、警情签收下达、处置措施、结果反馈情况进行检查通报,并建立相应的考核机制。对基础信息采集录入及时,签收、管控、反馈等工作表现突出的单位予以通报表扬;对基础信息采集录入不及时、不准确,签…
  • 斯伟江:“十条须知”——当网民遇见警察

    文摘编辑部
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    【编注】本文是根据斯伟江律师长微博编辑而成,部分字词可能出错,见谅。另有几处句子稍有改动,但文意不变。…
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  • Some Perspective On Our Problems

    Sydney Johnston
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:26 pm
    I know you think you have problems, because we all believe in problems. But this short and delicious video just might give you a new perspective so don’t miss it – it’s definitely worth a few minutes out of your busy day. And bye the way … this does NOT, NOT, NOT mean that you and […]
  • How To Make Hummus – My Healthy Hummus & Tahini Experiment

    Sydney Johnston
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    I love and adore hummus – but I don’t like the price. The brand I like best costs $2.99 (which doesn’t include the tax) for a mere four ounces. So I decided to try making my own, but the problem was the tahini. Most hummus recipes call for tahini and I didn’t want to buy […]
  • Almost 89 Years Young and an International Gymnast

    Sydney Johnston
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:23 am
    There are so many older people who are expanding our definitions of “old age” – I HATE THAT TERM!!! Case in point is Johanna Quaas who is almost 89 years old and is an international gymnast. Check out this routine on the parallel bars. I couldn’t do what she’s doing when I was 20!!!  Thanks, Johanna, for […]
  • Five Facts You Might Not Know About Drug Use, Abuse, and Treatment

    Sydney Johnston
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    Drug and alcohol addiction is prevalent throughout the entire world and typically sits at the forefront of the public health agendas of industrialized nations. But at its core, the global drug crisis is a family matter. The majority of families will face a drug abuse problem among their members at some point or another. It’s […]
  • Coping With a Loved One’s Addiction

    Sydney Johnston
    10 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    They say that addiction is a family disease because it doesn’t just affect the addict, it affects everyone close to him. While friends and family might not suffer the direct effects of the disease, they suffer from the effects of the addict’s behavior. The loved ones of addicts often experience anxiety, fear, guilt, anger and […]
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  • Improve CPAP Comfort with These 10 Tips

    1800CPAP
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    Simple Hacks to Improve CPAP Comfort One night in the sleep lab while preparing the hook-up (sleep technician talk for applying electrodes and sensors) I witnessed something I had never seen in my 8 years as a sleep medicine professional.  Before I tell you what it is I would like to give you a little bit of background on this patient. He was a 46 year old male that had been using CPAP for 3 years. He had his original polysomnograph (PSG) to diagnose sleep apnea and CPAP titration done through our company.  He had been diagnosed with an AHI (apnea hypopnea index) of 47, meaning on average…
  • 9 Things That Drive Sleep Technologists Crazy

    1800CPAP
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:36 pm
    9 Things About Testing That Will Make A Sleep Technologist Bite Their Tongue Sleep technicians are scrub wearing, caffeine chugging, electrode toting nocturnal inhabitants that roam the halls of sleep clinics and hospitals during the haunting hours of the night.  If seen in the light of day they are often confronted with the same awkward question; “So, you basically watch people sleep all night?”. Rather than get into a lengthy description that results in a glazed look it’s just simple to tell people “Yes, that’s exactly what we do”. But for those of you that might be checking…
  • Best CPAP Masks of 2014-2015

    1800CPAP
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Compare the Best CPAP Masks 2014 As the last few days of 2014 wind down we take a look back at some of the new and top rated CPAP masks that came on the market in 2014 and a look at what’s to come in 2015. Finding the right mask for you can be a long and hard process of elimination and some people recently diagnosed with sleep apnea may still be struggling to find an interface that is comfortable to wear and effective in allowing them to sleep throughout the night. While the mask itself is only a piece of the puzzle, it is a “corner piece” and important in the overall adherence to…
  • Sleep Debt Hurts Healthy Sleep Habits

    1800CPAP
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
    How Much Sleep Debt Do You Owe? You may have a credit score above 700 but that doesn’t mean that a debt collector is not calling to you every day in the form of daytime sleepiness, fatigue and irritability. The creditor in this scenario is a little company called “Your Mind and Body”.  How much of a sleep debt are you racking up? Most people aren’t even aware that they are doing it. Ironically as I am writing this I did short myself a couple of those precious hours last night working on a home improvement project and paying the price today (excuse for my typos).  So what factors are…
  • How Dirty is Your CPAP?

    1800CPAP
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    I had to fight nausea a few times when I was handed a excessively dirty CPAP mask. We have seen our fair share of stomach churning dirty CPAP masks come into our store over the years. I often ask myself how or why someone would continue to use such a dirty piece of equipment, especially something that comes in contact with their face nightly. What I have found in conversations with these sleep apnea sufferers is that they were never told nor realized they needed to replace the mask, much less any other parts to their therapy. Most people remember to change their oil, furnace filter, or…
 
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  • Why Open Wound Is Not Healing For A Long Time

    HealthyDis
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:05 am
    Usually, simple cuts and wounds would heal up in about three days. However, some people may experience open wounds not healing for a long time due to a condition in the blood. A person who is diabetic may find his wounds not healing for a very long time. What Causes Wound Not Healing For Several […]
  • Causes Of Wound Inside The Lower Gums – Open Wound In Gums

    HealthyDis
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Some people who experience pain in the gums may see a lesion or wound. In the case of having a wound in the lower gum area near the molars, one could assume that the cause is wisdom tooth. Wisdom tooth usually comes out from the farthest area of the molars. In this case, the gums […]
  • Stops Breathing When Sleeping – Snoring And Sleep Apnea Symptoms

    HealthyDis
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Sleep apnea is the term used to characterize a condition of breathing pauses when sleeping. During sleep, the person who has sleep apnea may stop breathing when sleeping because the palate or the tongue becomes blocked causing the difficulty in breathing. If the person snores all the time, then he may also experience sleep apnea […]
  • Different Types of Doctors For Diabetes Treatment – What Doctor To See for Diabetes?

    HealthyDis
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:02 pm
    People with diabetes may be exposed to different types of health problems especially those that come from diabetic complications. In this case, one should know the diabetes doctor types to consult for any health problems that may arise. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a medical condition in which the body is not able to convert […]
  • What Doctor For Numbness To Consult – Numbness Symptoms Doctor

    HealthyDis
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Many people may experience certain degree of numbness in different body parts. While numbness is not a disease on its own, it should be treated in order to find the underlying cause. However, people are not very sure what doctor to consult when it comes to numbness. Type of Doctor to Consult for Numbness Symptoms […]
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  • Leaving My Former Self Behind: 10 Years After My Daughter’s Death

    David Roberts
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    The Power in Pain March 1,2013 will mark the 10th angelversary of my 18-year-old daughter Jeannine’s death. At times, I wonder how I made it ten minutes, much less ten years. During my early grief, I never thought I would experience joy again, nor did I ever believe that my life would have meaning again, without my daughter’s physical presence. However, my perspective on Jeannine’s death has changed because I made a conscious effort to do so and because of the support and spiritual guidance that I have received along the way. It has been an empowering feeling to be able to address the…
  • The Transformative Power of Grief

    David Roberts
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    Embracing a Different Perspective Since my daughter Jeannine’s death at the age of 18 in March of 2003, I have undergone a radical spiritual transformation. I have learned to embrace all that is part of the universe, to help me gain a different perspective on Jeannine’s entry into eternal life.  In the process I have learned that my relationship with Jeannine is ongoing. Who she is, is now a permanent part of who I am and who I want to be.  I still have much to learn on my journey and am poised for that to happen from anyone who crosses my path. We are all one in the quest for spiritual…
  • The Mysteries of Grief: Complicated Grief

    Doug Manning
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:37 pm
    I do not know how I feel about labeling some grief as “Complicated Grief.” Every grieving experience is complicated. No one’s grief is simple or easy to understand. With that said, I can’t figure out any other way to name this blog. Maybe I should call it “Sorting the Feelings After We Have Complicated The Experience By Some action or Decision.” That is rather long and complex so we will just muddle  through with the inadequate title we started with. Her husband died after a long illness that required unbelievable time and energy in care giving from her. As is…
  • The Questions of Grief: I Had No Idea It Hurt Like This

    Doug Manning
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    A friend called to tell me his wife had died. She was a very vivacious young mother who died after a long struggle with cancer. He, of course, had seen the end coming for months and thought he had already done most of his grieving ahead of time. We keep thinking grief can be handled before the fact. There certainly is such a thing as anticipatory grief, but it does not replace the grief we face when a loved one dies. Anticipatory grief is the pain we feel as we watch the process happen. In another blog I will talk about our need to tell two stories: the story of our loved one and the story of…
  • Faith, Doubt, and Warriors of Light: Developing Clarity on our Grief Journeys

    David Roberts
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    To Inspire and Self Inspire As I have grown older, I have aspired to be in a constant state of learning and discovery. Once I believe there is nothing left to learn, then it is time for me to look deep within. Periodic introspection and reflection as a matter of course is crucial to our ongoing development. A requirement of the human experience is to constantly find ways to reinvent and redefine ourselves in both the best and worst of times. Not only does it keep our perspective on life fresh, but our relationships with others takes on a whole new meaning. We can also use our ongoing learning…
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  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Advances in plastic surgery happen all the time and it’s pretty incredible how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. Today we are able to make facial rejuvenations that are substantial while still looking natural. Dr. Lam approaches procedures with the eye of an artist and the mind of a surgeon which creates the perfect balance between aesthetic and function. We all want to look our best and we want our best to last as long as possible. Many people, men and women alike, seek out Dr. Lam for the ultimate in facial rejuvenation: Facelift Dallas. The facelift procedure is a…
  • Lip Augmentation Dallas

    jenn
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:04 pm
    There are few facial features lusted after as much as round, luscious lips. For century’s women have been coveting their fuller lipped peers, celebrities and models and trying to emulate the look through make up tricks, and plump-promising glosses. For women who are ready to make a more significant and longer lasting enhancement, Dermal Fillers may be the way to go. A dermal filler works just like it sound it would by filling in areas that are lacking mass- they are also used to rejuvenate the face. A Dermal Filler will give you results that last several months, but aren’t permanent, so…
  • Otoplasty Dallas

    jenn
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:49 pm
    The cosmetic surgical procedure to reduce an overly large ear or to reposition an ear that is protruding from the side of the head is known as Otoplasty Dallas. Otoplasty Dallas, also known as Ear Surgery, is performed for aesthetic reasons and does not alter the function of the ear. Many children born with ears that stick out often become the target of unnecessary years of teasing from their peers. For some this may leave a wound in their self-confidence well into adulthood. Patients may also seek out Otoplasty Dallas to correct a birth defeat, for cancer reconstruction or to reconstruct…
  • Nose Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Nose Surgery Dallas is a procedure to improve the cosmetic or functional aspects of the nose. Nose Surgery Dallas, also called Rhinoplasty, can improve the aesthetic appearance of nose in patients who feel their nose is disproportionate to the rest of their facial features, has indentations, bumps, is crooked, or has asymmetrical nostrils. Functional nose surgery can improve obstructions in the airway such as a deviated septum. Nose reconstruction may be done to repair tissue loss from cancer. Dr. Lam is uniquely qualified in nose surgery, having written two textbooks and numerous scientific…
  • Otoplasty Dallas

    jenn
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Children can be ruthless when it comes to calling each other mean and hurtful nicknames, particularly if there are any obvious physical attributes that make them stand out. Children who are born with ears that stick out from the side of the head or are overly large are often the first target for teasing among their peers. Teasing can lead to life-long scars on their self-confidence. Many people who are unhappy with the appearance of their ears consider Otoplasty Dallas. Otoplasty, or Ear Surgery, is a procedure to cosmetically enhance the appearance of the ears by pinning them back or…
 
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  • Popular Healthy Restaurants in Dubai

    BerryRipe
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    One of the major problems of travelling abroad is searching for a good place where you can eat delicious yet healthy meals. Thankfully, Dubai offers a lot of options for health buffs who are on a strict diet. Whether you are looking for a fresh vegetable salad platter, fruits, or mouth-watering delicacies, you can surely find a restaurant that meets your preferences. In addition to the healthy cuisines, this city offers breathtaking views and man-made wonders that can definitely enhance your dining experience. If you’re planning to visit Dubai, here is a rundown of their most popular…
  • Make Your Weight Loss Goals Happen

    BerryRipe
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    You’ve struggled with the battle of the bulge when it comes to your waistline for too long. After trying every fitness fad and diet trend under the sun, you have finally had it. For this New Year’s Resolution, you are finally going to get to your ideal body weight. Now you need a plan. Make it a Lifestyle Change If you want to lose weight and keep it off, it needs to be more than a fast fix or a temporary measure. You need to change your lifestyle for the duration. Cut out soda from your diet and drink water instead. Avoid fast food restaurants, only indulging on occasion as a…
  • Comparing a Gluten-free Diet to a Low Calorie Diet Plan

    BerryRipe
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    When you look for a good diet to lose weight, there are many choices available, but not every diet is appropriate for weight loss. There are many diets that focus on a particular medical problem and may not be helpful in losing unwanted pounds. One popular diet talked about today is the gluten-free diet. Other diets can often be categorized as a low calorie diet plan. These two approaches to dieting are much different. What is a low calorie diet plan? A low calorie diet plan is designed for weight loss. As with all weight loss methods, the goal is to reduce daily calorie intake. Any good low…
  • Benefits of Removing Ear Wax

    BerryRipe
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:04 pm
    One of the reasons why you might not be able to hear well is because wax is built in the ear. You shouldn’t put anything inside the ear to clear the wax, but there are some safe methods of removing wax with numerous benefits after it’s gone. When you think of removing ear wax, one of the most common benefits is that you are able to hear better. You don’t have anything blocking the ear canal. If you leave wax in the ear canal, there could be damage that you are unable to see until you have an infection. This infection could lead to the middle and inner ear. This can be very…
  • 3 Tips for Finding the Best Commercial Fitness Equipment

    BerryRipe
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Fitness is an important part of a lot of people’s personal lives. However, since our professional lives consume much of our days, it seems only sensible that we find a way to integrate fitness into our work world. Many business owners and corporations help make this integration happen by providing their workers with the best in commercial fitness equipment. But where can you find the best in commercial fitness equipment that will serve your employees well while not costing you a fortune? Here are some tips how to find the best equipment to match your needs. Cardio commercial fitness…
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    The Healthy Tips

  • Yoga Exercise: Ardha Padmasana (Half Lotus Pose)

    surendra
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    Ardha Padmasana is a meditative posture. This is done by arranging one foot opposite thigh and the other foot under the thigh. It is called Virasana or half- lotus because half the technique of padmasana is in this yoga posture. This yoga posture can also be practiced the legs. Ardha Padmasana: Stages for Practice Starting Position: […] The post Yoga Exercise: Ardha Padmasana (Half Lotus Pose) appeared first on The Healthy Tips. Visit http://www.thehealthytips.com for more........
  • Yoga Exercise: Swastikasana (Auspicious Pose)

    surendra
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    Swastikasana is one of the meditative postures. In Sanskrit swastika means ‘auspicious’. Even the crossing of the legs is called Swastika. In this posture the legs cross each other, hence it is named as Swastikasana. Bend the left leg in the knee and place its heel against the opposite groin and keep the sole closely […] The post Yoga Exercise: Swastikasana (Auspicious Pose) appeared first on The Healthy Tips. Visit http://www.thehealthytips.com for more........
  • Yoga Exercise: Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend Pose)

    surendra
    29 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Paschimottanasana or “Pashchimatanasana” means ‘stretching the posterior region’. In Sanskrit, paschima means ‘posterior’ and tana means ‘stretch’. In this posture almost all the posterior muscles of the body are stretched, hence the name Paschimottanasana or Seated Forward Bend Pose. Sit on the ground by extending the leg. Prepare hooks by bending the index fingers of both […] The post Yoga Exercise: Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend Pose) appeared first on The Healthy Tips. Visit http://www.thehealthytips.com for more........
  • Yoga Exercise: Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

    surendra
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:33 am
    This yoga posture is named Bujangasana or Cobra Pose as the full display of it resembles a hooded snake under irritation. Lie prone by placing the hands extended along the body, forehead resting on the ground in a relaxed manner. Place the palms on the ground by the side of the chest. Slowly raise the […] The post Yoga Exercise: Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) appeared first on The Healthy Tips. Visit http://www.thehealthytips.com for more........
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    Gluten Free Paleo Health Advice | Beverly Meyer | Podcast & Resources

  • Waking Up Too Early In The Morning? Podcast

    Beverly Meyer
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Are you waking up too early in the morning?  As a restless sleeper for many years, I’ve helped myself and many clients change this pattern. Here’s some of my topics on this show:How much to eat for dinnerAre late night snacks helpful?Beverages to avoid at nightCreating the best bed and bedroomManaging your mind to stay present and restfulThe role of the adrenals in sleepClick the podcast link below, or click here to listen in on iTunes.  You can download the show there or subscribe! Here’s a Stitcher link too.Please take a moment and leave a review on iTunes…
  • Test Adrenal Function At Home

    Beverly Meyer
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    If you suspect you have low cortisol, test adrenal function at home!  You might be inspired to (finally) make some changes if your test results are not optimal.The true value of testing adrenal function is to confirm you’re exhausting yourself with too much work and worry!  And not enough sleep!If testing will help you change this, then test!!Don’t self-diagnose and try to treat the adrenals if there really is no issue that some sleep and the Paleo Diet will resolve.  If you do begin herbs and lifestyle support, retest every few months to record progress. One…
  • Update on Terry Wahls Protocol

    Beverly Meyer
    7 Jan 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Here’s an update on the Terry Wahls protocol for autoimmune disorders, and an in-depth podcast interview with Terry and Beverly.Have you followed Dr. Wahls and her journey in reversing M.S.?  It’s an amazing story and so hopeful for all of us with chronic health issues.The new updated paperback of “The Wahls Protocol”  has a great sub-title that says it all:“A radical new way to treat all chronic autoimmune conditions using Paleo principles“I love that phrase!“Radical” is what we need to counteract the medical model mired in steroids…
  • 5 Sleep Tricks I Use For Waking Up Too Early

    Beverly Meyer
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Waking up too early? Afraid of the clock?I have that issue too.I used to wake at 3 and have a hard time going back to sleep. That’s improved as my adrenals have gotten healthier.Now, if I wake early, it’s usually 5:30 instead of the 7 AM I’m aiming for.Here’s 5 sleep tricks for those who sleep pretty well but wake early.   If you get up for a minute and go back to sleep, that’s ok. (You might find Sleep Trick #5 helps that one).Sleep Tricks For Insomnia or Waking Up Too EarlySleep Trick #1).  Eat, Eat Eat….  The old rule of eat light/eat…
  • Managing Your Mind: Evan Brand of Not Just Paleo Interviews Beverly

    Beverly Meyer
    28 Dec 2014 | 11:05 am
    There’s help for managing your mind in this free-flowing podcast with Evan Brand and Beverly.I talk with Evan about having to change my life (and health) and learning to manage my thinking. When I became too run down to work for a while, I spent time observing the decisions and worries in my mind.  I learned to question whether what my mind was saying was REAL or TRUE.Or not!Managing Your Mind 101Is this point of view the truth?  Is the situation really as I see it?Has this person truly harmed me, or am I making the thought of it worse than it is?And if it’s true that I…
 
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    HellaWella

  • Save some time & calories with these black-bean burger patties

    Vivian Gomez
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Save some time & calories with these black-bean burger patties01/27/2015By Vivian LeeVeggie burgers come in all forms. In addition to various brands that aim to taste like the real thing, there are also patties made with mashed-up...
  • 7 must-try soup recipes to keep you warm and full all week

    Vivian Gomez
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    7 must-try soup recipes to keep you warm and full all week01/27/2015By Vivian LeeIt's cold. It's snowy. It's soup weather. Warm up with these seven mouthwatering soup recipes that are hearty without being fatty, so you can enjoy...
  • How happy memories can keep you going back to the gym

    Jennifer Mosscrop
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    How happy memories can keep you going back to the gym01/26/2015By Jennifer MosscropWondering what it'll take to get you to your next workout? According to a study from the University of New Hampshire, it could be as simple as...
  • 7 reasons why you should laugh more

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    7 reasons why you should laugh more01/26/2015By SkinnyMom.comA deep stomach-aching, cheeks-hurting, can’t-breathe-and-tears-streaming-down-your-face laugh is one of the best feelings in the world and helps not...
  • Crispy chickpea fritters with ratatouille [Recipe]

    Melissa Valliant
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
    Crispy chickpea fritters with ratatouille [Recipe]01/26/2015By Blue ApronRatatouille is a French dish that originated near Nice. It was traditionally rustic fare, prepared with farm fresh produce. The essential components...
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    Healthy Family Matters

  • Healthy Meal Ideas for Busy Moms With Wasa Crispbreads

    Erica Brooks
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:14 pm
    This post contains sponsored content. All opinions and meal ideas are my own. Now that it’s the new year and all of the tempting holiday treats are behind me I am looking forward to all things new including cutting back on dining out. Being a stay at home mom dining out was my treat. My mommy time. A way to get out of the house and talk some grown folks. Dining out often can not only take it’s toll on the family budget, it can also take it’s toll on a mommy’s waistline. So I have recommitted to cooking more often and getting back to my prebaby weight. Hey it can…
  • Happy New Year!

    Healthy Family Matters
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    The post Happy New Year! appeared first on Healthy Family Matters.
  • From Our Family to Yours Merry Christmas!

    Healthy Family Matters
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:43 pm
    The post From Our Family to Yours Merry Christmas! appeared first on Healthy Family Matters.
  • 5 Reasons Karate Can Boost Your Child’s Self Confidence

    Catherine West
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Although martial arts have their roots in the necessary self-defense techniques that every fighting-age man and woman had to know in pre-modern Eastern societies, they have evolved far beyond this original purpose. These days, martial arts can be put to a variety of creative and constructive uses and provide children with a fun, and heart-pumping experience. 1. Artistic Expression As the name suggests, martial arts can be a pure and even beautiful form of physical expression. Like yoga and other “controlled” exercise routines, the broad spectrum of physical disciplines known as…
  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Healthy Family Matters
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:09 am
    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Happy Thanksgiving from our family to you and yours. Today I am thankful for: Having a loving and supportive husband who can cook and has a great sense of humor. Having a bright and energetic daughter who loves to give me big hugs. Having a charming and clever son who loves to hold my hand wherever we go. Having good friends who are like family. Healthy food. Being able to volunteer as a family with our church regularly to help those in need in our…
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    New Bloggy Cat

  • Joke of the day – The pathetic lawyer

    New Bloggy Cat
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:42 pm
    The lawyer is standing at the gate to Heaven and St. Peter is listing his sins: 1) Defending a large corporation in a pollution suit where he knew it was guilty. 2).Prosecuting an innocent woman because a scapegoat was needed in a controversial case. 3) Defending an obviously guilty murderer because the fee was high. 4) Overcharging fees to many clients. And the list went on for quite awhile. The lawyer objects and begins to argue his case. He admits all these things, but argues, “Wait, I’ve done some charity in my life also.” St. Peter looks in his book and says,“Yes,…
  • Happiness is …

    New Bloggy Cat
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:27 am
    …”Teh Tarik” – Acrobatic tea mixing. Tagged: acrobatic tea mixing, afternoon tea, happiness, happiness is, happy, happy thoughts, humor, humour, tea, tea-mixing, teatime, teh tarik
  • Quote of the day – Martin Luther King Jr.

    New Bloggy Cat
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:17 pm
    (Photo credit: http://www.heapsoffun.com) “We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. Tagged: computers, discrimination, equality, famous quotes, freedom, inspirational, justice, law, life, life-lessons, love, machines, materialism, militarism, motives, peace, people, pets, quotes, racism,…
  • Quote of the day – Ann Brashares

    New Bloggy Cat
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:41 pm
    “Maybe the truth is, there’s a little bit of loser in all of us. Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things.” ― Ann Brashares Tagged: attitude, challenges, everything, happiness, happy, honesty, inspirational, life, life-lessons, little things, loser, motivational, perfect, pets, priorities, trials, truth, understanding
  • Joke of the day – Dog’s letter to heaven

    New Bloggy Cat
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Dear God, When we get to Heaven, can we sit on your couch? Or is it the same old story? Love, Rover Tagged: animal jokes, clean jokes, couch, dogs, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, god, good clean jokes, good jokes, heaven, humor, humour, jokes, short jokes, story, very funny jokes
 
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    Help Your Back

  • Iliac Crest Pain – Causes, Treatment and Prevention

    Igor
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:16 am
    Iliac crest pain is not that common in general population, but it is frequent in older individuals, runners (and athletes in general), lower back pain sufferers… But that doesn`t mean “regular” people like you...
  • Zero Gravity Massage Chair Reviews (Videos and Discounts)

    Igor
    31 Dec 2014 | 7:07 am
    Table Of Contents(clicking the link will scroll down to the corresponding section of the article): Zero Gravity Position Zero Gravity Massage Chair Reviews Affordable – Prices Ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 Osaki OS-1000 Mid...
  • 4 At-Home Remedies For Bruised Sternum Treatment

    Igor
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:55 am
    Sternum is a long, flat bone located at the front of the chest. It consists of three parts – the manubrium, the body and the xiphoid process. Its upper part supports the clavicles, and...
  • Piriformis Syndrome And Rocker Bottom Shoes

    Igor
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:18 am
    This particular article was inspired by a study conducted in Korea. You can read the full study here: Piriformis Syndrome in Knee Osteoarthritis Patients after Wearing Rocker Bottom Shoes As you can see, the study...
  • Diaphragm Pain – Common Causes, Localization and Treatment

    Igor
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:04 am
    Diaphragm pain may not be as common as some other health conditions but, in most cases, it can be very unpleasant and long-lasting. Looking at the most popular health forums, you can come across...
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    Dr. Marc Tagon

  • The Comprehensive Details Of Dr. Marc Tagon And Sexuality

    Deborah Campbell
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Dr. Marc Tagon is a popular doctor and known to be a renaissance kind of person. Dr. Marc often does not take life activities with fear. Dr. Marc often mention that he lives in a moment and takes advantage of the future for direction on how to perform in the present. He is known to always keep a smile on his face. He also unleashes positive energy among people wherever he finds himself or goes. Dr. Marc usually gives encouraging advice to people to make them live above the challenges of life. Despite being a good doctor, Dr. Marc often educates men about sexuality. The expert has a lot of…
  • Dr. Marc Tagon And His Teachings on Sexuality

    Deborah Campbell
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    Dr. Marc Tagon, a well-known doctor is said to be a Renaissance type of person who does not take life very seriously. He says that he lives in the moment and takes the help of the future just for guidance on how to carry him in the present. He always keeps a smile on his face and spread positive energy among people wherever he goes and whomever he meets. He also gives motivational advice to people. In spite of being a good doctor Dr. Marc Tagon teaches men about sexuality. He has a lot of knowledge on male sexuality and other healthy sex habits which should be followed by both men and women.
  • Dr. Marc Tagon and Sexuality

    Deborah Campbell
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Dr. Marc Tagon and Sexuality Dr. Marc Tagon is a well-known expert in motivational and personal development. Though he does not lay claim to being a regular doctor, he does admit to being a specialized doctor who operates over the Internet. One of the things recommended by Dr. Marc Tagon is that fingering and making a girl squirt at least once is good for her personal development. Here is a brief look at why squirting can be good for the personal development of girls. Squirting is a term that best describes the act of a female ejaculating. Squirting can and should result in the ejaculation of…
  • Rounded Well Being by Dr. Mark Tagon

    Deborah Campbell
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:11 am
    So many people in the 21st century and before thinking their lives are fine because they have all the material things they would need and people to share with. Unfortunately so many of us are failures in one of the most important aspects of our lives; family, relationships, health and spirituality. This is because not many people are able to balance their priorities and this usually means that one or more aspects are neglected. Marctagon’s Synergy is a blog program written by Dr. Mark Tagon to teach people and especially busy professionals and business people to have an all rounded healthy…
  • Dr. Marc Tagon an Expert in Motivational and Personal Development

    Deborah Campbell
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    Dr. Marctagon who is an urban specialized and entrepreneur claims that he is not a genuine doctor but just a specialist online doctor. He is the founder and local life synergist at Marctagon Synergy with an age of thirty year’s plus. Apart from maintaining Synergy he, also own a technology consulting business and blog, called the Marctagon IT. During his free time, he usually trains for his next race and also maintains an intermittent go on hunger strike lifestyle. He believes in God’s power living a positive life accordingly despite the common challenges in our daily lives. Marc did…
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    Skinny Fat Life

  • What’s in my gym bag?

    ojohnson
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    Hey everyone. Happy #FitnessFriday! I’m officially done with my first week back in school and am really looking forward to having no life whatsoever this semester. Between work and classes and homework and working out...
  • The enlightenment of injury

    ojohnson
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:18 am
    “Don’t worry guys, just my handicap seat. Nothing to see here!” I said with laughter in my voice as I rolled a bench across the floor toward the rig. I was prepping to do some...
  • Roundup of cheap foods (and how to use them)

    ojohnson
    10 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    So as we’ve discussed in the past, I’m a little light in the funds department these days (not at all helped by out-of-pocket chiropractor expenses or spring books and tuition), so I’m trying to do...
  • Mike’s weight loss success story

    ojohnson
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I have been looking forward to publishing this post for a very long time! Today’s post is all about my friend Mike, a 30 year old IT coordinator for a local school district who has...
  • New Year’s Resolutions: Gimme a f*cking break

    ojohnson
    29 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    I’m a happy-go-lucky, outgoing positive person most of the time. I would like to assure you that the end of the year is not that time. As we near the end of the calendar, I...
 
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    Staying Healthy Plus

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    OLUSEYE AJAYI
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:43 pm
  • 10 Practical Ways to Stay Healthier By Standing More Often

    OLUSEYE AJAYI
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:22 pm
    In the United States, the average person spends anywhere between four and six hours a day standing. With so much of the everyday routine requiring that an individual be seated at a desk or behind the wheel of a car, it’s no wonder that just over a third of Americans are considered clinically obese. Furthermore, when popular means of recreation generally involve a flatscreen, laptop, tablet or smartphone, health deteriorates. Though time to formally exercise is often difficult to find, by merely spending more hours on one’s feet, studies have shown that lifespan and overall health…
  • 5 Unforeseen Ways You’re Destroying the Health of Your Feet

    OLUSEYE AJAYI
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:34 pm
    If for some odd reason you were ever in a situation where you needed to defend the importance of feet, you’d have quite a case. Though the average person spends an average of 7.7 hours a day sitting, much of our daily routines are spent on our feet, going about life. From climbing stairs at the office to running at the gym, your feet are always along for the ride, hence the 8,000 to 10,000 steps they generate during the course of any given day.. As a trusty means of constant transportation, feet — when not properly cared for — are bound to weaken with time. Unbeknownst to many are the…
  • The Ebola Effects

    OLUSEYE AJAYI
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:48 am
    Ebola as a disease is not a new phenomenon. It was first seen or ‘discovered’ back in 1976 when there was a simultaneous outbreak in the African countries of Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. One of the villages where the first outbreak occurred was in the village of Yambuku, which is situated close to the river Ebola, thus showing how the disease got its name. The current strain of the disease broke out back in March of this year in Guékédou which is in Guinea in West Africa. This current strain has developed into an epidemic which has resulted in worldwide attention. Due to…
  • 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex

    OLUSEYE AJAYI
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:52 pm
    When you're in the mood, it's a sure bet that the last thing on your mind is boosting your immune system or maintaining a healthy weight. Yet good sex offers surprising health benefits including stress relief, boosting immunity, improving cardiovascular health and more.Here are 10 surprising health benefits of sex:1. Helps Keep Your Immune System Humming“Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” says Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD a sexual health expert.People who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders. Researchers at Wilkes…
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    Primally Inspired

  • Southwestern Deviled Eggs

    Primally Inspired
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:52 am
    Southwestern Deviled Eggs Recipe These Southwestern Deviled Eggs have been pretty much my favorite food for the last couple of weeks. I’ve been making a batch or two ahead of time and then eating them for a snack or for a small lunch when I need something quick (okay, maybe I’ve even eaten them for breakfast and dinner, too). I love these babies and can’t get enough of them! Let’s face it, regular deviled eggs can get super boring.  I’m a huge fan of Southwest flavors  (and if you are, too, well then we are two peas in a pod and we’re going to be great…
  • Congestion Relief Bath Salts Recipe

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    24 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
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