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  • Alzheimer's: Dealing with daily challenges

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    28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
  • Vagina: What's normal, what's not

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  • 3 Main Techniques To Improve Eyesight Naturally

    Eyesight Corner - How to Improve Eyesight Naturally
    Darko
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    There are many ways that you can help your eyes. Some of the techniques are used only for specific part of the visual function, other are used for eye health, while third for your entire health. It... Visit EyesightCorner.com to find out more!
  • What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

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    GruntDoc
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:25 pm
    unless it’s the tail rotor. They will straight up kill you. Buy the t-shirt! Related posts: EVD: ebola virus disease; kills 70% of the patients and makes those unaffected into paranoid zombies. EVD: ebola virus disease; kills 70% of the patients and... RT @kidney_boy: I didn’t get how horrific Ebola is in Sierra Leone. This proposed triage system makes it clear. pfmhcolumbia.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/les… … RT @kidney_boy: I didn’t get how horrific Ebola is in... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • Next in Human Resources: Tracking brain games data to measure cognitive and emotional traits?

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    SharpBrains
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
    Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data (NPR): “People have always wanted to find a way to assess someone’s cognitive and emotional traits in an objective way that might give them a sense of: What is this person really ideally suited for?” she says. So Polli co-founded Pymetrics, which uses  to measure things like attention to detail and risk tolerance — factors that she says can help determine a good job fit… A company called Knack claims to do this by tracking how people play their cellphone games…behind the scenes, Knack is collecting thousands of data points…
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  • The Patient Athlete Program: A Surgeon's Perspective

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    The Patient Athlete Program: A Surgeon's Perspective One surgeon describes his experiences in treating patients as a whole, rather than just treating their severe joint pain with surgery. Our aspiration as a company is to care for the world,... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 80 1 ratings Time: 01:41 More in Education
  • 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: 410 2 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: 792 4 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: 1088 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: 464 2 ratings Time: 02:16 More in Education
 
 
 
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  • Planes, Frames and Automobiles

    Geoff Dyer
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    This spectacular triptych, recorded just moments before TransAsia Flight 235 crashed, is part of a genre of photography in which actual events look like special effects from movies (in this case the sequence when Denzel Washington averts disaster by inverting the damaged plane in Flight). I
  • What Boris Nemtsov's Assassination Says About Putin's Climate of Fear

    Maxine David
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Days after Boris Nemtsov, a leading opponent of Vladimir Putin, was shot dead on a bridge in Moscow, thousands of his supporters marched to the spot where he was murdered. In scene
  • Faith-Healer Parents Who Let Their Child Die Should Go to Jail

    Jerry A. Coyne
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    In America, 43 of the 50 U.S. states confer some type of civil or criminal immunity on parents who injure their children by withholding medical care on religious grounds. If your child has diabetes or a s
  • The Most Important Decision the FCC Made Last Week Wasn't on Net Neutrality

    David Dayen
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    Last week’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling codifying the principles of net neutrality is a victory for grassroots organizing. But in 20 years, we might be talking more
  • What Leonard Nimoy Meant to My Nerdy Mother in 1970s Texas

    Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    Mom pressed my index and middle fingers together, then did the same with my ring and pinky fingers. She spaced the two pairs apart, and there it was: that Vulcan salutation, something she had taught my older brother to do before I was born, and now he could do it with both hands. I must have been no
 
 
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  • Email Marketing 101, Part 4

    Phil Hollows
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    How to be Successful with Email Marketing 101 The previous three articles in the “Email Marketing 101″ series dealt with three core concepts: Why you should be email marketing; When to start email marketing; and How to start email marketing. But email marketing isn’t an end point, or a static goal. It’s an ongoing process. While automation can and does yield significant benefits, you still have to make certain commitments to be successful. If, however, you’re an avid blogger or content marketer, meeting these commitments isn’t going to be a big deal. To…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 3

    Phil Hollows
    6 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    How to Start with Email Marketing Honestly: Don’t over think it. Sending blog updates by email is not only great, but also very much good enough – you’re saving your blog’s subscribers the time and effort to remember to go back to your site. Your content is already great, and now people have invited you to send it to them whenever you write. That’s what they want; so go ahead. Give it to them. Here’s how you get started: Choose a reputable, supported email service (because nobody wants to end up being labeled spammer, right? Right). Behave well, always (ALWAYS) use dual opt-in,…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 2

    Phil Hollows
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    When to Start Email Marketing In the previous Email Marketing 101 post, I talked about why email marketing is vital. Today I’ll talk about when - when to start your email marketing efforts. Good news! It’s a one word answer: Now. No, I’m serious. Don’t delay because “I’m not big enough” or “I don’t have enough traffic.” You simply don’t know when and which subscriber will be the one that buys from you, spreads the word about you, or invests in you. Look at it this way. As you start out, you’re building pages; thinking about SEO; looking at analytics. You’re…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 1

    Phil Hollows
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    Why Email When you think about building your site for the first time, you’re probably also thinking about your Facebook presence. After all, that’s where the people are, right? OK, that makes sense at a superficial level. But there are two problems with emphasizing platforms like Facebook instead of your own site and your own list: Facebook owns Facebook. Building your online presence on someone else’s digital turf which they adjust to please themselves (and not you) is risky. Facebook stinks for engagement. “Stinks” – a bit strong, you say? Well, according to…
  • Superbowl XLIX: On Luck, Preparedness and Execution

    Phil Hollows
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    [Bear with me -- this isn't a sports piece] Wow – that was quite the game. As a Patriots fan living in New England I was very, very vested in the outcome, and I’m obviously happy with the result. But it was a darned close call. As those last few plays unfolded, there was the amazingly lucky catch that put the Seahawks at 1st and 6. Then, out of nowhere, New England got “lucky” twice: Firstly, when Seattle tried an unnecessarily high risk play just to waste time, and secondly when the rookie intercepted the ball, effectively securing victory for New England. Three…
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  • Video shows fatal Los Angeles police shooting of homeless man

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:06 pm
    By Steve Gorman and Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles police shot and killed a homeless man who grabbed at an officer's gun during a videotaped scuffle, authorities said on Monday, in an incident highlighting the often volatile interactions between law enforcement and mentally ill residents of the city's skid row. The man, known by the street name Africa, had been living for weeks in a tent outside the Union Rescue Mission building where Sunday's shooting occurred and had a history of violent, erratic behavior, the mission's director said. Local civil…
  • UK cost body backs Gilead's pricey combination hepatitis pill

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Gilead Sciences' expensive two-in-one hepatitis C pill Harvoni has been endorsed for use on the state health service in Britain, where it costs significantly less than in the United States. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said on Tuesday it had issued draft guidance recommending the medicine as a treatment option for some adults with certain strains of chronic hepatitis C, known as genotype 1 or 4. Gilead's new hepatitis drugs are revolutionizing the treatment of the liver-destroying disease by offering an effective cure, but their high price has sparked…
  • Nearly 30 countries 'highly vulnerable' to Ebola-style epidemic: charity

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    By Joseph D'Urso LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 30 countries around the world are "highly vulnerable" to an Ebola-style epidemic, with Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Haiti most at risk, a major charity said on Tuesday. An increasingly mobile global population makes deadly outbreaks more likely, with the emergence of two new diseases a year that can be spread between animals and humans making stronger health systems crucial, Save the Children said. The charity's report comes as political and development agency leaders gather in Brussels to discuss the…
  • IMF okays $187 mn to support Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    The International Monetary Fund approved on Monday funding and debt relief worth about $187 million for Ebola-hit Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is one of the three West African countries most severely hit by Ebola, which has killed more than 9,500 people since the epidemic emerged in Guinea in December 2013.
  • Exclusive: Guinea says Ebola patients sent home after botched blood tests

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    By Emma Farge DAKAR (Reuters) - Health officials botched more than 20 Ebola blood tests in January and February which led to the release of at least four positive patients, two of whom later died, Guinea's anti-Ebola coordinator and other health officials told Reuters. Five health officials and experts familiar with the incidents said the mistakes occurred at two different treatment centers and resulted in as many as 52 botched tests, exposing many others to the virus and revealing weaknesses in Guinea's response to the crisis. Dr. Sakoba Keita, Guinea's anti-Ebola coordinator,…
 
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  • 1.1 billion people at risk of hearing loss

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and sporting events, according to WHO. Hearing loss has potentially devastating consequences for physical and mental health, education and employment. Data from studies in middle- and high-income countries analysed by WHO indicate that among teenagers and young adults aged 12-35 years, nearly 50% are exposed to unsafe levels of sound from the use of…
  • WHO calls for worldwide use of "smart" syringes

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Use of the same syringe or needle to give injections to more than one person is driving the spread of a number of deadly infectious diseases worldwide. Millions of people could be protected from infections acquired through unsafe injections if all healthcare programmes switched to syringes that cannot be used more than once. For these reasons, WHO is launching a new policy on injection safety to help all countries tackle the pervasive issue of unsafe injections.* A 2014 study sponsored by WHO, which focused on the most recent available data, estimated that in 2010, up to 1.7 million people…
  • UN delivers 62 metric tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine

    19 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    WHO today delivered 13 tons of medical supplies to the Donetsk region in Ukraine as part of the first UN humanitarian convoy, which brought a total of 62 tons of relief materials. Supplies include HIV and tuberculosis medical products, 612 kg of HIV test systems and 3 tons of drugs to treat infections in people with weak immune defences.
  • WHO urges governments to increase investment to tackle neglected tropical diseases

    18 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    WHO urges affected countries to scale up their investment in tackling 17 neglected tropical diseases in order to improve the health and well-being of more than 1.5 billion people. This investment would represent as little as 0.1% of current domestic expenditure on health in affected low- and middle-income countries for the period 2015-2030. Neglected tropical diseases cause blindness, disfigurement, permanent disability and death, particularly among the poor. WHO’s new report, "Investing to overcome the impact of neglected tropical diseases", outlines an investment case and essential…
  • WHO statement on the Eighth Meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding MERS-CoV

    5 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    The eighth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) regarding the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was conducted with members and advisors of the Emergency Committee by teleconference on 4 February 2015, from 12:00 to 15:00 Central European Time. The WHO Secretariat provided an update on and assessment of epidemiological and scientific developments, including a description of recent cases and transmission patterns. The following countries provided an update on and assessment of…
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    Experience Life

  • Tests for Leaky Gut Syndrome

    Catherine Guthrie
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    A number of tests can help identify direct and indirect signs of a leaky gut, but no single test will give you an absolute answer. Physicians should test when appropriate and let the results inform but not drive their clinical decisions, says Leo Galland, MD, an internist in New York City and director of the Foundation for Integrative Medicine. “I see a lot of patients who get overtested, and their health-care practitioner follows the test results blindly,” he says. As a patient, find a practitioner who you feel really listens to your experience and takes a thorough medical history. Here…
  • Free Yourself From Depression

    James S. Gordon, MD
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    What if most of what we thought we knew about depression was wrong — or at least alarmingly limited? I believe it is. After 40 years of work as a psychiatrist and integrative physician, and as someone who has personally moved through and beyond depression, I have come to believe the conventional psychiatric view of depression as a disease is deeply flawed. I’m also concerned that the routine prescription of antidepressant drugs is inappropriate — and may be dangerous. My experience has taught me that there is a better, more effective way to understand and treat depression than to view…
  • Ready, Set, Unplug!

    Heidi Wachter
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    For many of us, digital devices and social-media streams have morphed from nifty diversions into absolute necessities. They render us reachable, teachable and employable. They keep us connected with our friends and family. They define us as either plugged in and geeky-cool — or “so 2004.” But, even for those of us who aren’t full-time techno-addicts, the effects of our multiple devices can be a colossal source of stress. The cell phone ringing during dinner or rounds of weekend work emails can erode relationships and personal time. Some people have started experimenting with…
  • Grilled Lamb Kabobs with Avocado-Mint Sauce

    Betsy Nelson
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Makes four to six servings Preparation time: 60 minutes  1 1/2 pounds grass-fed lamb, cut into 1×1-inch cubes 1 medium red onion, cut into 1×1-inch squares 2 tsp. ground coriander 2 tsp. ground cumin 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper Zest of one lemon 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tbs. olive oil Salt 10-12 6-inch skewers Sauce 1 whole ripe avocado, peeled, seeded, and cubed Juice of one lemon 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup water Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste Cauliflower “Couscous” 1 head cauliflower, grated…
  • #NEDAwarenessWeek: Developing a Healthy Body Image

    Experience Life Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    At Experience Life, we’ve covered the benefits and importance of a healthy body image for years. By thinking positively about our bodies and celebrating them, we can realize a newfound freedom and appreciation in our lives. Yet having this attitude is often easier said than done as our own vision of our bodies can easily become clouded by others, mass-media influences, and our own thoughts — to the point we can start viewing ourselves negatively. And the replay of this false internal dialogue can result in more severe issues. As with most journeys toward health…
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  • Brand-Name Drugs May Outperform Generics Simply Because They’re Expensive

    CalorieLab
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) Nicola Sapiens De Mitri If you think medical expenses are high already, you may not want to read any further, especially if you’re taking medication for anxiety or depression. Because I am about to relate to you the results of an experiment done to measure the effectiveness of placebos by researchers at the University of Cincinnati, which were published last month in the journal Neurology. The study involved a dozen people afflicted with Parkinson’s disease in degrees ranging from moderate to severe. The standard medication for Parkinson’s is levodopa, which…
  • Negotiating Your Hospital Bill: Offer 27% of the Chargemaster Total

    CalorieLab
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) See-ming Lee/Flickr There are two ways to change a system: working from the inside, or working from the outside. When it comes to lowering the costs of medical care, we need to do both. Here’s what you can do. First let’s look at the absurd cost of being a patient in a hospital. If you think sticker shock only happens when you are buying a car, try being a hospital patient. Sure you are grateful that the care you got was first rate, but that shouldn’t mean that you have to get a second mortgage on the house to pay for it. Where do these charges come from…
  • Rye Bread: Is the Nordic Diet’s Favorite Bread Whole Grain?

    Karen Collins
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Gloria Cabada-Leman The Mediterranean Diet is out and the Nordic Diet is in, says a recent article on The Atlantic’s spin-off news site Quartz. How on earth did we ever get fooled into thinking that mounds of pasta topped with pork lardo, swimming in olive oil, and washed down with gallons of wine was healthy! But hold on, Google Trends disagrees with Quartz. At any rate what we do know is that yet another diet book has come out, The Nordic Diet: Using Local and Organic Food to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle. In fact, the Nordic seems like the Mediterranean diet with a global…
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome was just the beginning: More proposed disease renamings

    CalorieLab
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) Kai Schreiber/Flickr We don’t know what causes the condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome. We’re not even sure we can definitively diagnose it or confidently determine who actually suffers from it. There seems to be no argument that it exists and is a physical condition, as opposed to just psychological (although a number of health professionals still think that’s the case, notably many psychologists), but beyond that things get very foggy. We do know this much: it is real and serious and for some people verges on catastrophic; it can leave victims…
  • Avoiding Head Injuries in Sports is a No-Brainer: Concussion Facts

    Dr. J
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Euskalanato/Flickr Looking back at all my time in playing sports, I’ve realized that I’d been more lucky than good in avoiding injuries to the head. Early in my martial arts training, as a green belt, I was in class at the dojo when a visiting high degree black belt used me to demonstrate a knife-hand attack. He hit me in the back of the head pretty hard! I did not appreciate it. Do as I say, not as I did As a black belt, while in medical school, I got together with a couple of friends to exchange fighting techniques. I was trained in karate, one friend was an…
 
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  • Color Run in Las Vegas 2015

    Laura Moncur
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    I had NO IDEA that a run could be so fun. Unlike the other races I’ve run, this one was dedicated to fun. It was awesome! Amazingly, even though I only know about five people in the city of Las Vegas, I found a friend who I knew at the starting line. I was so lucky to find her and we ran the whole race together. It was amazing! Here she is, tossing a pink color packet. So beautiful! It was an amazing experience, so much so that my husband decided to do the next one with me. We will be running the SLC Color Run on 08-22-15. If you’d like to run with us, our team name is Starling…
  • Beautiful Food

    Laura Moncur
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:27 am
    I was looking through my photos from a trip to Vegas a while ago and I found a picture of some beautiful desserts. I made them into a poster: It reads: Beautiful food isn’t for eating. It’s for looking at. Don’t get drawn into the trap! I didn’t eat any of those desserts. I remember that trip and I was WAY too broke to spend eight dollars on a tiny dessert, so I just snapped a photo and went on my way. I remember feeling deprived at the time, but right now, I couldn’t care less. I wouldn’t have been able to remember how that dessert tasted if I could have…
  • Before and After 2015

    Laura Moncur
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    I was looking through old photos a few days ago and I found one that surprised me. I still had the clothes I wore that day, so I put them on and snapped a picture for comparison. Since the clothes felt like they still fit, I thought there wouldn’t be much difference, but there definitely is. Click on the picture to see it full-sized. I had snapped that picture because I really liked that outfit and thought it looked super cute. It DOES look super cute, actually. I took that photo on December 5, 2013. The after picture I took on Saturday, February 21, 2015. I found Overeater’s…
  • Tranquility Within Ourselves

    Laura Moncur
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:36 am
    I love this quote: It reads: When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. Francois de La Rochefoucauld The thing that has helped me refrain from eating the most has been that inner tranquility. I find it almost daily in a variety of ways: Reading uplifting literature Meditation Talking to others who are suffering from eating disorders Going to Overeater’s Anonymous Meetings Exercise Petting my cat or dog Listening to inspirational music If you can give your brain a dose of those feel-good chemicals every day without eating, then you have…
  • Monday Music Motivation: Show Me Love

    Laura Moncur
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    I love this commercial that portrays a lovely solution to the Internet Rage: I wish sugar water could fix all that stuff, but it won’t, The song, however, might. I added it to my Workout Playlist and it makes me all kinds of happy. Show Me Love – Hundred Waters – iTunes Link Show Me Love – Hundred Waters – Amazon Link I adore the lyrics to this song: Though I may make mistakes Don’t let me show ugliness Though I know I can hate And don’t let me show evil Though it might be all I take Show me love Don’t let me think weakly Though I know that I can break Keep…
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    EcoSalon

  • 6 Super Cheap Exotic Vacations that are Super Dreamy

    Sara Novak
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:25 am
    Paradise doesn’t have to be expensive. You can enjoy fun in the sun, rainforests, and endless beaches across the globe, on the cheap. Not sure where to book your next exotic vacations? Here are some great options from which to choose. Welcome to paradise. 1. Rarotonga The Cook Islands are located east of Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean. Budget-friendly hotels on the island, especially in Rarotonga, start under $100. It’s a much more budget-friendly island when compared to Hawaii and Fiji, for example. Take a scooter tour of the island, go snorkeling at the marine conservation reef, or…
  • Sex Worker Privacy: Strippers Have Personal Lives, Too

    Abbie Stutzer
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Do you enjoy your privacy? Cool, I do, too. Actually, I think most everyone does. And by everyone, I’m including sex workers and strippers because, you know, they are hard-working people with personal lives outside of work. A few months ago, XOJane posted an article that detailed one very misguided and foolish man’s crusade to save sex workers and nude dancers via prayers… and their personal information. Ha. Ah, hahahaha. Sorry, the mere insanity of this strange fellow’s request distracted me. Let me back up… So, there’s this guy, David Allen Van Fleet, an engineer, who resides in…
  • What’s the Latest in Genetically Modified Foods? Apples that Don’t Turn Brown: Foodie Underground

    Anna Brones
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    ColumnGenetically modified foods: the plastic surgery of the plant world.  In February, the United States Department of Agriculture cleared a new genetically modified food: a wünder apple that doesn’t turn brown after it’s sliced. Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. has been waiting three years for the USDA to give it the green light, and as Politico reported, the USDA has decided that the new Arctic Apple in Golden and Granny varieties “doesn’t pose any harm to other plants or pests.” In response, the Organic Consumers Association launched a…
  • 7 Guided Meditations to Bookmark for When You Just Can’t Even

    Krissy Brady
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Guided meditations for when you feel like your head’s about to pop right off. Okay, so you’re at work and a wave of anxiety strikes. Maybe you’re on a tight deadline or you know you have to be somewhere at a certain time and the edginess kicks in: “Will I finish in time? Can I finish in time? Ugh, I could really use a Xanax.” (Or maybe that last part’s just me.) Ironically, the stress spiral distracts you to the point of making your worst case scenario come true. For icky moments like these, check out these quick and dirty guided meditations to get your…
  • Are You Sending Your Guy Friend Mixed Signals?

    Krissy Brady
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Warning: You may be sending your guy friend mixed signals—and not even know it! We’ve all been there: He wants to be more than friends, and you… well, don’t. To add to the awkwardness, he’s mistaken your friendliness as flirting, and you’ve mistaken his flirting as friendliness. Womp, womp. Blame it on evolution. No, seriously. A recent study published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology says so. Researchers at the Department of Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology found that while both men and women find their signals are…
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    Evidence in Motion

  • Get Involved: Empower our Profession to Get on the Right Track

    Heidi Jannenga
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:28 pm
    The healthcare reform train is moving at breakneck clip, and if PTs don’t hurry up and hop on board, that train is going to leave the station without us—and it might never come back. Congress is under major pressure to control the cost of healthcare delivery in this country, and the Affordable Care Act was […] The post Get Involved: Empower our Profession to Get on the Right Track appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • The Hits Keep on Coming!

    John Childs
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:22 pm
    I am incredibly biased having done my PhD at University of Pittsburgh, but I couldn’t be more proud of one of my mentors, Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA. First, it was CoHSTAR and now this! Tony and his team were just awarded $14M over a 5-year period to study “Targeted Interventions to Prevent Chronic Low […] The post The Hits Keep on Coming! appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Solutions Elsewhere to Understand our Impact

    Selena Horner
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:13 pm
    My ability to just let go of something nagging in my brain, desiring a solution, is nil to none. I’ve learned over the years to allow myself patience and time to continue on the journey to learn whatever it is that has triggered my interest. I frequently see things like this after no intervention except […] The post Solutions Elsewhere to Understand our Impact appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Alternative Payment Models

    Selena Horner
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:59 am
    The more I sit and think about alternative payment models, the more I wonder if the end result of the initiative will impact those who seek our services. From my perspective, it seems the payment initiative focuses on a foundation of selfishness. A huge initiative that truly had an impact on society had a targeted […] The post Alternative Payment Models appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Called to Care #physicaltherapy talk at #APTACSM

    Larry Benz
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:27 am
    Thanks to all of you who attended my Called to Care presentation at #APTACSM. I greatly appreciate  your attentiveness, enthusiasm, and shared experiences with the constructs. In addition to the below references that I have, feel free to search this blog with all kinds of other references to Called to Care.   My lecture   […] The post Called to Care #physicaltherapy talk at #APTACSM appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
 
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    Stirrup Queens

  • #MicroblogMondays 27: Clutter

    Mel
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:29 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I save too much stuff.  It’s time for a massive decluttering.  I need to go through the drawers, go through the cabinets, clear out the storage room.  I need to admit that oversized sweaters from […]
  • Pi Day 2015

    Mel
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:33 am
    March 14th is always Pi Day, but this year is special.  Especially at 9:26 AM (and 53 seconds).  Because the first 10 digits of pi will all play out in listing the time: 3.141592653.  Get it?  March (3) 14th (14) 2015 (15) at 9:26 (926) and 53 seconds (53). I don’t really have a bucket […]
  • 534th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    March’s IComLeavWe list opened this morning. I didn’t want that to get lost in the shuffle since this post pushed that one down on the screen. So sign up, making a commitment to comment more for one week.  Seven measly days.  You can do it. ******* Life from Scratch was chosen by Amazon to be […]
  • IComLeavWe: March 2015

    Mel
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:25 am
    Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point. Blogging is a conversation and comments should be honoured and encouraged. I like to say that comments are the new hug–a […]
  • The Deep Future

    Mel
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:20 am
    Not to continue on the morbid streak, but Pamela Jeanne sent me an article from NPR that I’ve been thinking a lot about, too.  It’s on historical preservation; not just the stuff that we know is important in the moment, that we immediately put behind a glass case.  But the things that we think we […]
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    Carla Birnberg

  • I’ve chosen quantity over quality.

    Carla
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    We’ve established I’m not a foodie. I do, however, have enough foodie-friends to be aware of the debate over quality of food (locally sourced, takes time to prepare) versus quantity of food (I think of this as volume eating). I’m no social media guru, yet I’ve been pulled into the quality versus quantity debate there by virtue of the nature of my work. Is it better to have quantity of Twitter followers (you’ve got reach!) or a quality pool who act on what you share (you’ve got influence!)? This quantity versus quality debate has existed for ages. Mass…
  • Take what you need: RAOK (the child’s guest post).

    Carla
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:55 am
    It was recently Random Acts of Kindness week at the Child’s elementary school. These little gestures are things we’ve done together since she was tiny. The thing is we’ve never referred to them as as such. Mitzvahs. Paying our rent. These are the terms we’ve typically used. As a result, when the child was informed it was R.A.O.K. week, she was perplexed. Initially. Until I began to explain what it meant & she immediately knew what she wanted to do. And immediately shoved me out of the way/the process. I’ve never been so happy to be shoved in my life. This is…
  • My personal first aid kit.

    Carla
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:55 am
    Since I was in college I’ve had a personal first aid kit. Back then I definitely didn’t refer to it as such (& lets just say its contents may not have been as healthy/positive self-care as they are now)–but I definitely possessed one. (apparently my kit included a curling iron) I’d redo my personal first aid kit every few years as my needs and wants changed. The approach, however, always remained the same: As I’d gather items to be tucked away in case of emergency I’d ask myself: In a moment where I feel the pull of old behaviors what might be a…
  • Begetting.

    Carla
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:55 am
    When I’m not overwhelmed by the task of raising a soon-to-be-TWEEN into a productive member of society I can step back and see how all I ever needed to know about life Ive learned from this rearing process. Yes, roots and wings. Sure, practice what you long to preach. Indeed, playful parenting is the way to go. Those three notions, however, are ones I’d sorta known before. Concepts about which we all possess a vague sense of awareness—parents or not— just by virtue of life experiences. Roots and wings? Helpful in dog rearing. Puppies start off *always* on lead & we…
  • Love languages.

    Carla
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:55 am
    her <3 language. Almost exactly a year ago the Child & I experienced our worst morning ever. The worst morning in the eight years I’d been a mother and, Id venture to say, worst for her *ever-ever.* The specifics of it are unimportant (exhaustion + losing a family-member with solo-parenting slapped on top)–what’s important is it felt horrible and wasn’t how either of us strives to behave/live. I dropped her at school, walked to work, and remember feeling unable to shake the sense of “That sucked and it was mainly my fault. I snapped.” What could I do to make…
 
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Scenes from the 2015 Woodside Trail Half Marathon (Envirosports)

    Scott Dunlap
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    I was excited to find the 25th annual Envirosports Woodside Trail Half Marathon going on in my backyard (aka, Huddart Park) yesterday. Lots of smiles! I got a few photos with my iPhone as they ran by (runners and RD's welcome to photos), which was wonderful solace from the chest cold that forced me to DNS the Napa Valley Marathon this morning. I'll take what I can get!  
  • Marijuana, Cannabis, and Weed - One Athlete's Primer

    Scott Dunlap
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    There are few things in life that I enjoy as much as a runner’s high. That natural buzz that kicks in ~80 minutes into a run as my body slips into a primordial rhythm, my soul bonding with Mother Nature as she whirls around me and fills my lungs and senses with the feeling of flight...there’s nothing quite like it. In fact, I’ve only found a handful of life experiences that come close, and most of them aren’t nearly as accessible as a long trail run. Great sex, for example, or a perfect powder ski day requires a number of stars to align...their rarity perhaps making them all the more…
  • The Na Pali Coast in Kaua'i, Hawaii

    Scott Dunlap
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I stole away for an afternoon on Kaua'i, Hawaii, to run/hike the 11-mile Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast this last week.  Although the trail was quite technical (often too technical or overgrown to run), it was a worthy adventure!The Kalalau Trail is at the northern point of Kaua'i, about an hours drive from Lihue Airport, literally at the end of the highway. It's a popular tourist destination, so best to hit it as soon as the sun comes up. You can day hike up to six miles into the 11-mile trail, but need a permit to go farther (not that anyone was checking). 80% of the tourist…
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    Marijke: nurse turned writer

  • A Quicker, Possibly Better Measurement of Frailty Before Surgery

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

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

  • Keratitis and Contact Lens Use - CDC video

    16 Feb 2015 | 5:04 am
    Misuse of contact lenses (wearing them too long, not cleaning them properly) causes 1 million eye infections/yr in US. "Contact lenses offer many benefits, but they are not risk-free. Keratitis can be a scary infection, but it is preventable if people follow healthy habits and take care of their eyes and their lenses". Some bad habits, such as sleeping with contact lenses, failing to clean and replace lens solution frequently, and letting contact lenses get wet while swimming or in the shower, greatly raises the risk for keratitis. People who wear their contact lenses overnight are more than…
  • Tracking Sleep With Wearables Literally Changed My Life - The Medical Futurist

    14 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    From Bertalan Mesko: "I use wearable gadgets to measure the quality of my sleep and as some of the subscribers asked me how I do that in details step by step, I thought I would share the whole process and my methods in one video. I hope you will find it useful." Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Wearing a Weapon: The Football Helmet's Dangerous Evolution

    10 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    The history of how helmets arrived on the football field, from TIME: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Don't trust celebrities for health advice -- How did the anti-vaccination movement begin? (CNN video)

    9 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    How did the anti-vaccination movement begin? CNN's Deborah Feyerick takes a look at the origins behind the anti-vaccination movement and how is has impact the measles outbreak. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • How to Treat Dandruff - video by American Academy of Dermatology

    3 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Dandruff is a common scalp condition in which small pieces of dry skin flake off of the scalp. The most effective way to treat and control dandruff is to use dandruff shampoo and scalp treatments. Some patients may need to use several different shampoos in succession. Follow these tips from dermatologists to get the best results. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
 
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    HealthNewsReview.org

  • Heartburn Hell on the NBC Today Show: omitting things consumers might want to know about a $14K device

    Gary Schwitzer
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:55 am
    The following is a guest blog post from one of our contributors, veteran health care journalist Trudy Lieberman. Trudy keeps an eye out for the way in which health care topics are promoted to the public, and this is one of the latest to catch her eye. ———————– Imagine a world where no one would suffer from acid reflux disease.  You might think such a thing just might be possible after reading  “Heartburn hell: Woman finds relief with magnetic bead implant,” published a few weeks ago on the website for the NBC Today Show.. It was a story…
  • A simple test proven to predict how long you’ll live? Gannett gaffe

    Gary Schwitzer
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    A veteran health care journalist sent me the following story and wrote, “So irresponsible, bad enough on local (TV) news, but it ends up on USA Today? I hope you can skewer it.” “How long will you live? Try the Sitting Rising Test,” was the headline on USA Today’s website as they posted a TV news story and a web story from KSDK-TV in St. Louis.  Both media organizations are owned by Gannett. It was an unquestioning story about a Brazilian researcher’s work on a measurement of “non-aerobic physical fitness” – how easily can you rise…
  • MS joins the coffee club, in which association ≠ causation

    Gary Schwitzer
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Yes, another new member for the coffee club.  Nary a week goes by without a new observational study about the benefits or risks of coffee consumption.  And almost always, many news organizations fail to explain the limitations of the observational studies. Today’s example, though, gives us one of the better cross-media comparisons of people who clearly tried to get it right – with varying degrees of success. What:  A lot of news coverage apparently generated by a news release from the American Academy of Neurology about a paper entitled, “Greater Consumption of Coffee is…
  • Why we look for independent perspectives in health/medicine/science news stories

    Gary Schwitzer
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:06 am
    Fox News this week provides us several prime examples of why we look for independent perspectives with no conflicts of interest in news stories about health care. One story on their website this week is headlined, “3D bioprinting offers minimally invasive surgery options.” While there are several people quoted in the story, all of them are affiliated with the same research institute and/or worked on the 3D printer product that is covered in the story. At the very end of the story, one of the investigators projects, “It would be reasonable to consider that we are one to two…
  • Stop blaming “demanding patients” for driving up health care costs

    Gary Schwitzer
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    A recent JAMA Oncology paper by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel and colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania, “Patient Demands and Requests for Cancer Tests and Treatments,” is worth a look. The authors note that: “Surveyed physicians tend to place responsibility for high medical costs more on “demanding patients” than themselves. However, there are few data about the frequency of demanding patients, clinical appropriateness of their demands, and clinicians’ compliance with them.” But in their analysis of more than 5,000 patient-clinician encounters in oncology…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Peer to Peer Support Proves Effective In Fighting Postpartum Depression

    Miranda Wicker
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    Those of us active in the PPD community have long hailed the benefit of peer to peer support when it comes to helping mothers combat postpartum depression and anxiety. Now a new study has been published which strengthens the claim that moms helping moms makes a difference. The anecdotal study, “Quasi-experimental evaluation of a telephone-based […] The post Peer to Peer Support Proves Effective In Fighting Postpartum Depression appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsHi Therese, I have just emailed you some resources.
  • Self Forgiveness in Healing

    Alexandra Rosas
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Most of us have heard that forgiveness is a healing step toward recovery. When we read these words, we think of applying the act of forgiveness to the people in our lives. But do we think about the character most central to our lives, and our healing? I’m talking about us. Me. Ourselves. Do we […] The post Self Forgiveness in Healing appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you for this article. Getting past PPD was a challenge ... by traciThank you! I'm hoping one day I can accept ppd as part of my ... by…
  • Dear PPD & Gang — A Poem About Surviving Postpartum Depression

    Becky Schroeder
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Postpartum Progress Private Forum is a special place. Hundreds of moms come together online, day in and day out, to support one another through their battles with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The conversations there are uplifting and full of hope. Recently, a mom on our forum shared a beautiful poem with us and […] The post Dear PPD & Gang — A Poem About Surviving Postpartum Depression appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsHugs to you too, mama by Becky Schroederamazing and perfect! Nails my…
  • Connecting is Just the Beginning: How Blogging and Online Community Supported Me Through PPD

    Robin Farr
    2 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Today’s guest post is an excerpt from The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life—Online and Off by Sarah Granger. The summer of 2005 found me in a distressing place. I was on vacation in London with my husband—and was six months pregnant with my daughter—when I started experiencing Braxton-Hicks contractions. […] The post Connecting is Just the Beginning: How Blogging and Online Community Supported Me Through PPD appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Mommy Shoes – Parenting While Recovering From PPD

    Susan Petcher
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Please welcome Mirjam Rose to Postpartum Progress today, as she shares her experience of parenting while recovering from PPD. Mirjam is an elementary school teacher and blogger who lives in the Netherlands with her husband and three children. She has battled and survived 3 postpartum depressions. You can find Mirjam at her blog Apples and Roses, where she […] The post Mommy Shoes – Parenting While Recovering From PPD appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you! That must be so hard. Some days I found it really…
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    Medgadget

  • Promoting Functional Neural Repair Using 3D Printed Nerve Guidance Conduits (VIDEO)

    Iris Kulbatski
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Neural repair following peripheral nerve damage is limited, often necessitating surgical autografts to bridge injury gaps. However, autografts are not always readily available, and are associated with side effects when sourced from donors. In recent years, the use of nerve guidance conduits (NGCs) has been explored as an alternative option for enabling peripheral nerve regeneration. While promising, current designs are not as efficacious as autografts and are limited by a narrow range of options for materials and designs. Researchers from the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of…
  • Power Vest Helps Caregivers to Assist Weak Patients

    Editors
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:19 am
    Hospitalized patients and folks under the care of others often need help getting out of bed, standing up from a chair, and to move around. The best tools for this is still another person’s arms and back to do the heavy lifting. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology in Germany are working on a special “soft robot” vest that can help save the backs of caregivers while giving them superhuman strength. The device is powered by the wearer’s own movements, storing power when the carer bends down to help someone and…
  • New Molecule Binds to Cancer’s DNA, Prevents Replication

    Editors
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    Researches at Bielefeld University in Germany have come upon a new method of disrupting the spread of cancer using molecules that bind to DNA. The team developed a synthetic molecule that has two ions of copper at one end. The copper ions are attracted to the phosphate components of the DNA, binding to the large molecule and altering its functionality. The attached molecule alters the ability of a cell to use the DNA correctly, causing it to make errors while preventing the normal copying of the genetic material. The team initially confirmed that the new molecule binds to DNA and prevents…
  • IntelliSense Bone Drill With Auto Depth Measurement and Edge Detection FDA Cleared (VIDEO)

    Editors
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    McGinley Orthopaedic Innovations, a Casper, Wyoming company, won FDA clearance for its IntelliSense orthopedic surgical drill. The device simplifies the drilling process, automatically providing the surgeon information about the location of the drill bit relative to the bone it’s moving through. This can help to completely eliminate the need to manually gauge the depth of the drill hole. The drill is capable of detecting when the bit is passing through the bony cortex of the distal layer, signaling to the surgeon when near the edge of a bone. This prevents over-penetration and helps…
  • New Way of Untangling DNA Discovered

    Editors
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:02 pm
    The DNA is a highly tangled string that even seasoned fishermen would be impressed by. Conventional DNA sequencing breaks up the molecule into tiny pieces that are then reconstructed using a computer. DNA mapping relies on longer sections to identify the general structure of a string, but stretching out this complicated molecule has been a challenge. Now researchers at  Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium have worked out a new technique of unraveling DNA into a flat string that can be easily studied. This new “rolling droplet” method involves injecting a DNA…
 
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    KevinMD.com

  • It is hard for people to swallow pills they can’t afford

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/peter-ubel" rel="tag">Peter Ubel, MD</a>
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Cholesterol pills are one of the great medical advances I’ve witnessed during my professional career. I am talking specifically about a category of medications called statins, drugs like Lipitor and Pravachol. These drugs have prevented probably hundreds of thousands of heart attacks and strokes. Only one problem with these drugs, however: statins won’t help people who don’t take them. And according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, when physicians prescribe trade versions of statins rather than generics, the extra cost dissuades many people from filling the prescription.
  • Running late: The bane of every doctor

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kathryn-a-hughes" rel="tag">Kathryn A. Hughes, MD</a>
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! I’m late! I’m late! I’m late! – The White Rabbit, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland It is in the very words, “running late.” It is not walking late, or strolling late, or even meandering late. It is always running late, the phrase itself active, implying urgency and speed, rush and anxiety. The distress, just like the White Rabbit. The dash to the next appointment in a crammed tight, overfilled schedule. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond.
  • 3 ways to prevent colorectal cancer

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/adewale-ajumobi" rel="tag">Adewale Ajumobi, MD</a>
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    March is colon cancer awareness month.  We have made tremendous strides in the fight against cancer especially colon cancer. Between 1991 and 2011, U.S. cancer death rate decreased by 22 percent (1.5 million lives saved), and colon cancer death rate decreased by almost 50 percent. This decrease coincides with widespread adoption of colorectal cancer screening particularly colonoscopy. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • How can we make the EMR note more legible? Here are some ideas.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/suneel-dhand" rel="tag">Suneel Dhand, MD</a>
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Despite the well-known rollout problems for hospitals and clinics across the nation, there are many palpable and welcome advantages to using electronic health records. Chief among these are the ability to access the chart from anywhere, rapidly search for information needed, and reducing the centuries-old problem of illegible doctors’ handwriting.  But with the good comes the bad, and in these still relatively early stages of health care information technology adoption — the current IT solutions remain slow and cumbersome, ultimately taking time away from doctors and their patients.
  • 3 ways to change the way we pay for care

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/rhea-boyd-and-jessica-schumer" rel="tag">Rhea Boyd, MD and Jessica Schumer, MD</a>
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Incentive structures in health care have to change. Right now, we pay for services, or have a so-called, fee-for-service system. The idea is that the more patients doctors see, the more expensive tests doctors order and the more patients doctors hospitalize, the more money clinics and hospitals make. This incentive structure has transformed our health care into sick care. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
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    SharpBrains

  • Upcoming market report on Pervasive Neurotechnology

    Alvaro Fernandez
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
    Just a quick heads-up to the SharpBrains community: we are wrapping up a comprehensive market report on Pervasive Neurotechnologies (non-invasive, scalable, potentially ubiquitous). To learn when it becomes available, keep tuned via our e-Newsletter. See below, in alphabetical order, a few of the organizations to be profiled in the report, given their relevant intellectual property portfolios (primarily patents). Accenture Advanced Brain Monitoring Advanced Neuromodulation Systems BodyMedia Brain.com / Braintainment Brainlab CNS Response Cognifit Compumedics General Electric Health Hero…
  • Next in Human Resources: Tracking brain games data to measure cognitive and emotional traits?

    SharpBrains
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
    Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data (NPR): “People have always wanted to find a way to assess someone’s cognitive and emotional traits in an objective way that might give them a sense of: What is this person really ideally suited for?” she says. So Polli co-founded Pymetrics, which uses  to measure things like attention to detail and risk tolerance — factors that she says can help determine a good job fit… A company called Knack claims to do this by tracking how people play their cellphone games…behind the scenes, Knack is collecting thousands of data points…
  • Update: What do schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addiction, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, have in common?

    SharpBrains
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Time for Sharp­Brains’ Februarye-newsletter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of neu­ro­science and neurotechnology news and brain health insights. New research Question: What do people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety have in common? Answer: A brain with similar gray-matter loss Long-term meditation can help slow down aging-related brain volume decline Fewer than 19% of ADHD treatment plans monitor treatment response according to guidelines The real brain drain: How unemployment depletes cognitive and emotional resources…
  • Open question: Can coffee & Ritalin’s mental effects be delivered, safely, over a smartphone?

    SharpBrains
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:58 am
    Will 2015 be the year our smartphones link up to our brains? (Popular Science): “Thync bills itself first and foremost as a neuroscience company. Its sole product—slated for release later this year—is a smartphone-controlled wearable device that will allow the user to actively alter his or her brain’s electrical state through transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). The big idea: give users active influence over their brain chemistries, and therefore their moods, their anxiety, and even their mental productivity—an app that can conjure feeling of calm and tranquility or dial…
  • Study: Fewer than 19% of ADHD treatment plans monitor treatment response according to guidelines

    SharpBrains
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    What did they find (at a recent study, published in the journal Pediatrics, surveying community-based ADHD diagnoses and treatments)? For around 30 percent of children diagnosed with ADHD, the evidence that DSM criteria were met was missing. ADHD rating scales were collected from parents and teachers for only 56 percent of youth with an ADHD diagnosis. Pediatricians prescribed ADHD medication to roughly 93 percent of youth diagnosed with ADHD. Documentation that behavioral treatment was recommended, however, was present in only 13 percent of the charts. Follow-up contact (visit, phone call,…
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    The Health Care Blog

  • What’s wrong with Cannon, Burwell & King in 5 tweets

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:37 pm
    By MATTHEW HOLT When the latest post from Michael Cannon–he who seeks to sink the subsidies attached to the Federal exchange–hit my inbox, I wondered, “Why don’t his opponents stop arguing the specifics, and instead explain what the Supreme Court ought to do. I also don’t see why Mark Andreeseen (@pmarca) should have all the fun […]
  • Value-Based Reform

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    By JACK COCHRAN, MD and CHARLES KENNEY The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ recent announcement to move the Medicare program toward value-based payments is among the most promising recent developments in health care. While changing the way we pay for care will not be easy, we believe that shifting away from fee-for-service to value-based payments […]
  • THCB E-mail Notifications Are Back!

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    THCB Tech Desk Never miss an important post again.  Sign up here.
  • King v Burwell: Three Scenarios

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    By ROGER COLLIER By now, every reader of THCB must be aware the Supreme Court is hearing arguments this week in a case that could undermine much of Obamacare. Simplifying somewhat, the plaintiffs in King versus Burwell argue that the phrase “exchange established by the state” in the Affordable Care Act’s section 1311 dealing with […]
  • Using a Mobile App for Monitoring Post-Operative Quality of Recovery

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
    By JAAN SIDOROV, MD While your correspondent is tantalized by the prospect of healthcare consumers using mHealth apps to lower costs, increase quality and improve care, he wanted to better understand their real-world value propositions. Are app-empowered patients less likely to use the emergency room? Do they have a higher survival rate? Do they have higher levels of satisfaction? In other […]
 
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    Bad Science

  • I did a Newsnight thing about how politics needs better data

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

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

    Ben Goldacre
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    There is an excellent research paper published today in the BMJ, showing that academic press releases routinely exaggerate scientific findings and mislead the public. This is something I’ve often covered. In this story, for example, the BMJ’s own press release about their own paper was hopelessly and entirely misleading. And after this story, featuring a […]
  • That YouGov parlour game is wrong. This annoys me.

    Ben Goldacre
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    YouGov have produced a fun, popular new parlour game. You give the site the name of a celebrity, author, TV show, pet, activity, or anything; and it gives you a lot more information in return. Essentially: “other things that such a person typically does and likes”. So, the “favourite dishes” of people who read Ben Goldacre books are Vegetarian Thali, […]
  • Some London talks and events coming up

    Ben Goldacre
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    There are a few London talks and events coming up over the next few weeks, all very different, and more to come around the country soon: Monday 17th Nov – Richard Herring Leicester Square Podcast This show is a great institution: comedian Richard Herring interviews comedians and the occasional nerd in front of a live audience, […]
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    World of Psychology

  • Longing for Lasting Happiness? Avoid this ONE Word!

    Psych Central Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Quit “should”-ing all over yourself. I should get my car washed. I should pay my bills. I should eat less. I should wake up earlier on weekends. We fill our lives with shoulds and shouldn’ts. Shoulds keep us on the straight and narrow path of responsibility, but do they simultaneously derail us from finding real happiness? Happiness Is Already Stored In Your Heart, Just Open It What are shoulds and where did they come from? Of course, we can trace them back to the original holy set — the Ten Commandments — but I’m guessing that shoulds arose well before…
  • Before and After: An Obliger Figures Out How To Exercise Regularly

    Gretchen Rubin
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Occasionally, I post an interesting before-and-after story submitted by a reader, about how he or she successfully changed a habit.  I love to hear people’s stories about habit change. We can all learn from each other. If you’d like to share your story, contact me here. This week’s story comes from someone who wants to remain anonymous: “Between my and my husband’s full-time jobs, work travel, and 2 young kids, I’ve often felt I had very limited time to exercise in the last few years. My favorite form of exercise is to run or hike outdoors with a good friend. I happily…
  • Practicing Non-Attachment: How to Live in the Now

    Psych Central Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    “Live in the now!” Garth exhorts Wayne as he fawns over a beautiful guitar he can’t afford in the film Wayne’s World. This is a message that we get over and over again in many Eastern philosophies: live in the present moment, not for the past or the future. Further, we learn to practice non-attachment: avoiding clinging to things in a world whose nature is constant change. It all makes an intuitive kind of sense. When I’m sitting in meditation or flowing through my yoga practice, I get it. Go with the flow. Feel what’s in front of you. Release the past and the future. But then I…
  • The History of Psychology Roundup: From LSD to Lobotomies

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    It’s been a while — like a few years! — since I’ve shared the latest links on the history of psychology. But I think it’s important to take a look back. In order to know where we’re going, it’s important to know where we’ve been. Plus, the journey is rarely boring. This month’s pieces cover everything from playing tourist at asylums to using LSD to treat alcoholism to reading letters from lobotomy patients. “Silenced Voices” In this piece in APA’s Monitor on Psychology , psychologists Victor A. Colotia, Ph.D, and Samuel Jurado, Ph.D,…
  • 3-Step Plan for Your ‘Why Me?’ Moments

    Psych Central Staff
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    With a single sentence, life can knock you down. Here’s how to get back up and keep swinging… Have you ever noticed how a single sentence can feel as if a bomb exploded and life as you know it is irrevocably transformed? A single sentence like: “It’s cancer.” “You’re fired.” “I’m pregnant.” “I’m leaving you and filing for divorce.” Suddenly that single sentence, uttered by someone you love or care about, changes your life — derailing your sense of purpose and direction — in an instant. Miserable in…
 
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    AwfulPlasticSurgery.com

  • Brazilian reality star Andressa Urach victim of ‘too much vanity’ — and too much silicone

    appydio
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    For a would-be Miss Bum Bum, the price of beauty proved too high. Brazilian model and reality TV star Andressa Urach, 27 — once runner-up in a curiously named contest that sought to identify Brazil’s finest derriere — was recently released from the hospital after an operation to augment her thighs left her in septic shock and on life support. “I put that poison in my body, mostly because of having too much vanity,” she said in an interview on Brazilian television reported by the Associated Press this week. angela urach Read more at the Washington Post. The post Brazilian reality…
  • Selfie Craze Causes Surge in Plastic Surgery Procedures

    appydio
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:27 pm
    The selfie obsession is leading more people to seek plastic surgery, according to a study conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. “One in three facial plastic surgeons surveyed saw an increase in requests for procedures due to patients being more self aware of looks in social media,” stated the 2014 study. “AAFPRS members surveyed noted a 10 percent increase in rhinoplasty in 2013 over 2012, as well as a 7 percent increase in hair transplants and a 6 percent increase in eyelid surgery.” Read more at People Magazine. The post…
  • This Woman Spent $30,000 on Plastic Surgery to Look Like Pamela Anderson

    appydio
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:13 pm
    pamela Anderson look alike The 30-year-old has spent $30,000 on eight boob jobs (her first breast surgery didn’t go so well when her implants exploded while she was in a tanning bed, and she ended up only having one implant for six months). She also wears contact lenses to make her brown eyes blue and receives regular Botox injections, highlights, eyebrow wax and tints, lip tattoos, and spray tans to resemble her celebrity idol. She changed her surname to “Anderson” and performs as Pamela Anderson at various events under the name “Scouse Pammie.” Read more…
  • S. Korea cracks down on foreign-focused plastic surgery clinics

    appydio
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:09 pm
    South Korea on Friday announced a crackdown on illegal brokers and unregistered clinics in a bid to protect medical tourists, especially those drawn by the country’s booming plastic surgery industry. The Health Ministry unveiled a raft of measures drafted in response to a growing number of complaints over botched jobs and exorbitant billing, many of them filed by Chinese women who travel specifically to South Korea for cosmetic procedures. A 50-year-old Chinese woman was left in a coma late last month after undergoing a procedure at a plastic surgery clinic in the up-market Seoul…
  • Uma Thurman

    appydio
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Uma Thurman Uma Thurman can’t take the heat over her new plastic surgery performance. Uma Thurman is getting candid about her seemingly altered appearance on a recent red carpet! “I know I look weird!” the 44-year-old actress said in a new interview on ‘The Today Show.’ “I don’t know, I guess nobody liked my makeup.” Earlier this week, the mom-of-three looked almost unrecognizable at the premiere of her new show, ‘The Slap,’ leading many to think the star had undergone plastic surgery. Read more at Closer Weekly. The post Uma Thurman…
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • Watch a US Senator Use a Snowball to Deny Global Warming

    Kate Sheppard
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:09 am
      This story was first published by the Huffington Post and is reproduced here via the Climate Desk collaboration. The Senate's most vocal critic of the scientific consensus on climate change, Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, tossed a snowball on the Senate floor Thursday as part of his case for why global warming is a hoax. Inhofe, who wrote the book The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, took to the floor to decry the "hysteria on global warming." "In case we have forgotten, because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, I ask the…
  • This Koala Is So Cute You'll Want It To Get Away With Stealing This Kid's Car

    Tim McDonnell
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Never leave your Land Rover unattended in the Outback. This "cheeky" koala tried to drive off before the car's owner, a teen about to return home from school, foiled its getaway. Koala accused of trying to steal family car says he's just waiting for a mate http://t.co/Q9Prjcon9O Happy Wednesday.
  • Obama Just Vetoed the GOP's Keystone Bill

    Tim McDonnell
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    We knew this was coming: About a month after the Senate narrowly passed a bill to force President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, the president vetoed the bill Tuesday afternoon, hours after the White House said he would do so "without drama or fanfare or delay." From the AP: The contentious legislation arrived at the White House on Tuesday morning from Capitol Hill, where Republicans pushed the bill quickly through both chambers in their first burst of activity since taking full control of Congress.... The move sends the politically charged issue back to Congress, where…
  • Exploding Oil Trains Could Become a Horrifying New Normal

    Tim McDonnell
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    Last week, a train carrying oil from North Dakota derailed in West Virginia, spilled oil into a river, and sent a horrifying fireball shooting into the sky. The incident came only a few days after another oil train spill in Ontario. In fact, in the last few years the number of oil train accidents has skyrocketed, thanks to booming production in the northern US and Canada that has overwhelmed the existing pipeline network. Oil train accidents like those could become a regular fixture in headlines across the US, according to a Department of Transportation analysis uncovered by the Associated…
  • Eat Like A Mongolian, Not Like An American

    Samantha Michaels
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    The world, as a whole, is getting less hungry. Over the past two decades, the levels of undernutrition in developing countries from Sub-Saharan Africa to Southeast Asia have declined. Unfortunately, so has the quality of our diets. That's the main takeaway of a study published by The Lancet Global Health on Wednesday that looked at the dietary patterns across 187 countries—comprising about 89 percent of the global population—in 1990 and 2010. Check out the maps below, which break down eating habits by country on a scale of green (the healthiest) to red (the unhealthiest). The…
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • A KOL By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sour

    PharmaGuy
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Nearly two-thirds (62%) of medical experts (physicians who could be deemed genuine experts) believe the pharmaceutical industry should replace the term Key Opinion Leader (KOL) – according to the results of a new international online survey to be presented today at the Medical Affairs Leaders Forum in Berlin, Germany. The survey was conducted by System Analytic, a company that helps pharmaceutical teams to "identify, map, and engage with their medical experts and key stakeholders." According to the Pharma Marketing Glossary, Key Opinion Leaders are physicians who influence their…
  • Lack of Adherence: A Haiku for Pharma

    PharmaGuy
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    HealthPrize, a company that offers rewards to patients who take their medications, challenged ePharma Summit attendees and Twitter followers (hashtag: #epharma) to a Haiku contest.The challenge is to write a Haiku - a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units (lines) of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. The catch? The topic must be medication adherence.Here's my Adherence Haiku:What do I mean by this?Read more »
  • Impact of mHealth on Adherence and Patient Outcomes Needs Improving. How "Open, Crowdsourced" Data from Pharma Can Help

    PharmaGuy
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    A study just published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) concludes that "there is potential for mHealth tools to better facilitate adherence to chronic disease management, but the evidence supporting its current effectiveness is mixed. Further research should focus on understanding and improving how mHealth tools can overcome specific barriers to adherence."The study was a systematic review of 107 studies published in peer-reviewed journals. It aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of mHealth in supporting adherence of patients to chronic disease management -- which…
  • I'm a Pundit, Yes I Am!

    PharmaGuy
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Andrew Spong, a pundit writing for STweM blog, just dissed pundits in an opinion piece titled "Pundits, prognosticators, philosophers, and practitioners: the exotic species of the health conversation on the social web.""In addition to patient, healthcare professional, and provider voices on the social web," says Spong, "I can identify at least four other groups of participants: pundits, prognosticators, philosophers and practitioners."Since I consider myself a pundit and I'm a "voice on the social web," I am primarily interested in what Spong has to…
  • Millennials Trust Pharma Social Media, Mobile Apps & Advertising a Hell of a Lot More Than Their Geezer Parents!

    PharmaGuy
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    According to findings released today from the Fifth Annual Makovsky/Kelton “Pulse of Online Health” Survey, the percentage of Americans who trust pharma-sponsored social media "a lot" or "completely" increased from 17% in 2014 to 21% in 2015.The same survey also revealed another trend: In 2010, 88% of Americans were willing to visit a pharma-sponsored Web site (e.g., a drug.com site), whereas in 2015 that percentage decreased to 80%.Fielded in January 2015 to 1,015 nationally representative Americans ages 18 and older by Kelton, the Makovsky Health survey investigated…
 
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • Buffett explains private equity

    Paul Levy
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    As I read this excerpt from Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders, all I could think of was the private equity acquisition of the Caritas Christi health care system.  As I have noted, this transaction will have a tail that will leave Massachusetts policy-makers with difficult choices.  Just think of the implications of a hospital system being considered "a piece of merchandise."  What plans are being made now to protect the provision of essential health care services in several Massachusetts communities?When owners wish to cash out entirely, they usually consider one…
  • If patients only knew

    Paul Levy
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Austin Frakt and Aaron Carroll offer this fantastic perspective on patients' lack of knowledge about the relative risks and benefits of common treatments.  The conclusion:Even though some patients may benefit somewhat from being ill informed, it seems wrong to argue that we should keep them in the dark. Many of the studies in the systematic review show that people report that they would opt for less care if they better understood benefits and harms. Improved communication could better serve patients and might improve the efficiency of our health system if patients focus on getting the…
  • Brandi speaks out on heading in youth soccer

    Paul Levy
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
    I've never met Brandi Chastain, but I've admired her playing for years, and now I have discovered that we agree on a major issue with regard to youth soccer--heading.  Her observations--that heading in soccer should be removed for players aged 14 years and younger, although training in heading technique could start at younger ages with appropriate pedagogy and protection--are a refinement on the points I have written about before.Check out this PBS Newshour story here and watch her video interview here:
  • Medical students see hospice up close

    Paul Levy
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    Photo by Gabe Souza, Portland Press HeraldHere's a wonderful story from University of New England medical school in Maine by Kelley Bouchard at the Portland Press Herald.  It relates the experience of pairs of medical students who chose to spend some deep immersion time at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. (One of the students, Caitlin Farrell, is an alumna of the Telluride Patient Safety Camp.)McVan and Farrell are among four students in UNE’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford who, at their own request, spent recent weekends living and working at the home for terminally ill…
  • Pledging for quality in Australia

    Paul Levy
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    It's only 11 days, or 10 days, or 9 days till Change Day 2015 (March 11) in Australia.  I'm not sure how many days are left because that darned International Date Line always gets me confused.  (Maybe that's why Australia often beats America to the punch in terms of safety and quality improvement in hospitals: It has a one day head start!)In any event, it's not to late to join in (locally or vicariously) with Mary Freer and the other organizers.  Well over 13,000 people have done so, and the range of pledges is remarkable.  Here's the gallery.Here's a good personal one…
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    PharmaGossip

  • Tales from the PMCPA contd. - The case of the beer drinking, lederhosen wearing, presenter

    insider
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:40 am
    ​A pulmonologist working in Germany, complained about a scientific symposium organised by Boehringer Ingelheim at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress held in Munich.The symposium was part of the industry sponsored sessions.  It was advertised in the official meeting programme as ‘Slowing disease progression in IPF [idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis]: New evidence From Phase III clinical trials’.The complainant stated that his main complaint was that on the main stage, the speakers were allowed to drink beer – with one even dressed in lederhosen.  For a serious, fatal…
  • Tax the Rich: An animated fairy tale

    insider
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:09 am
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Marketing to Doctors (HBO)

    insider
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:39 am
  • Mother brought to tears hearing Johnson & Johnson's Risperdal tactics

    insider
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    David SellPosted: Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:05 AMBenita Pledger dabbed at her tears as she sat in a wooden chair outside a court room in Philadelphia's City Hall early Thursday evening."I'm just having a hard time right now," she said, "hearing what the pharmaceutical company was doing."Pledger had just finished a full day of listening to her attorney, Thomas Kline, and former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. David Kessler discuss documents that showed Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Pharmaceutical subsidiary tried to manipulated data in versions of reports to hide…
  • NNT - The Website

    insider
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:42 am
    http://www.thennt.com
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • New Hesperian Book Focuses on Improving Health Through Community Organizing

    OBOS
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:44 am
    In the early 1970s, Hesperian Health Guides developed “Where There Is No Doctor,” a health care manual used by health workers and others involved in delivering primary care and promoting health programs. Hesperian now offers a dozen books and health materials in more than 80 languages. Its latest resource, “Health Actions for Women: Practical Strategies to Mobilize for Change,” released this month, is drawing kudos — from the likes of Cecile Richards, Judy Norsigian and Paul Farmer, among others — for its approach to helping women (and men) create change in…
  • What’s the Connection Between Snowfall in Boston and Health and Human Rights?

    Guest Contributor
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    by Amy Agigian Greetings from Boston, where we are currently experiencing Snowmageddon 2015. We’ve had four storms, accumulating over 7 feet of snow, in less than three weeks, making this the snowiest month in Boston’s long recorded history. But what does our unparalleled snowfall have to do with women’s health and human rights? First, the health effects of extreme temperatures hit those with fewest resources — money, housing, safety, good health — hardest. It makes sense if you think about it: If you’re already sick, or living in a violent home or neighborhood, added…
  • More Physician Training Needed to Recommend IUDs

    Guest Contributor
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:53 am
    By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News When Wendy Sue Swanson started out as a pediatrician eight years ago, it never crossed her mind to bring up the option of intrauterine devices – an insertable form of long-acting contraception – when she had her regular birth-control discussions with teenage patients who were sexually active. “The patch had been the thing,” she said, referring to a small, band-aid-like plastic patch that transmits hormones through the skin to prevent unwanted pregnancies. But Swanson’s approach changed after a casual conversation with her sister-in-law. This…
  • Why Doesn’t a Viagra Equivalent Exist for Women?

    Rachel Walden
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    Given the historical exclusion of women from clinical trials and social attitudes about female sexual desire, it’s easy to assume that no Viagra-like drug is available for women because women’s sexual pleasure is not taken seriously enough to develop one. The reality, though, is more complicated than a case of gender bias. Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting and scientific workshop (fully available online) on female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and available therapies as part of its “patient-focused drug development” series. The…
  • Why Corporate Promotion of Egg Freezing isn’t a “Benefit” to All Women

    Rachel Walden
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Apple recently announced it was joining Facebook in covering costs for female employees who opt to freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons. Both companies are providing up to $20,000; Apple as part of its fertility coverage, and Facebook as part of its surrogacy benefits. Despite the financial generosity, this might not be a good deal for healthy employees of these companies — or for women in the workplace in general. While some news outlets have addressed the high cost of egg freezing — at least $10,000 per ovarian stimulation cycle and $500 a year for storage…
 
 
 
 
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    Yahoo Health

  • Where Are My Boots? Alzheimer’s Disease Stole Them

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    As a person with dementia I was hoping I would never become one of those people (because I knew it could be very hurtful to those around me).
  • My Magical Week of Working Out With Jane Fonda

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:53 pm
    The Jane Fonda workout was a true phenomenon. In 1979, Jane Fonda started a tremendously popular workout studio in L.A. This later spawned a best-selling fitness book, which eventually sold so well that the New York Times Best Sellers list started a new category for self-help (it was embarrassing that an exercise book was selling more copies than Céline spokesperson Joan Didion, or something).
  • Can A $54 Box Of Chocolate Give You Younger-Looking Skin?

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Scientists in England have developed a chocolate bar infused with extra antioxidants that promises to reverse the effects of aging — and has the clinical studies to prove it.
  • Grossest. Thing. Ever: New York City Rats Covered In Black Death Fleas

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    The latest plague to descend upon the people of New York City is one of Bubonic proportions.
  • Celiac Disease In Kids Detected By Growth Screenings

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Measuring children’s height and weight as they grow can be a powerful indicator of whether they have the digestive condition called celiac disease, and may help doctors diagnose children with the disorder earlier, a new study finds.
 
 
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    Renegade Health

  • Renegade Health Radio: 40 The Natural Solution to High Blood Pressure

    Kevin Gianni
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    In this episode: Frederic and Kevin discuss the greatest natural remedy to high blood pressure — one that works every better than drugs and is scientifically proven. Download TRANSCRIPT – Coming Soon!
  • I Didn’t Want to Die

    Frederic Patenaude
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
    Last month I was on the island of Maui for a vacation. I took the obligatory snorkeling tour trip, and on the boat met an interesting character: Captain John. Late sixties to early seventies, Captain John is the archetypal image of the Hawaii retiree: laid back, funny, and openly grateful for living “in Paradise.” He is working three days a week, taking tourists to various snorkeling spot onboard his boat. This adventure started out years ago when he moved to Maui and started this business. He now calls himself “semi-retired” and enjoys the fact that his family also followed him to…
  • The Dilemma of Low T: Should you worry about not having enough testosterone?

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Testosterone therapy was pioneered, and sometimes abused, by body builders wanting to bulk up. But, looking like the Incredible Hulk wasn’t just for gym enthusiasts. Professional athletes were not strangers to the performance enhancing effects of steroid hormones, including testosterone. And, doctors practicing anti-aging medicine were quick to recognize the mood improving and sexual stimulating benefits of testosterone for men and women. By the late 1990’s, the hormone replacement market was thriving. Eventually, pharmaceutical companies joined in with television advertisements…
  • Is It Safe to Put the Salt Shaker Back on the Table?

    Colleen M. Story
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    New evidence suggests we’ve been all shook up over salt for no reason. If you have heart disease in your family, you know the drill. Put away the salt shaker. It’s almost as natural as breathing. I remember when my dad was diagnosed with high blood pressure. The salt left the dinner table, replaced by that Dash diet spice product. Dad hated it. He just wanted his salt back. Turns out from what we know now that we probably could have given it to him without worry. Despite the fact the American Heart Association still recommends less than 1,500 mg of sodium a day, recent scientific studies…
  • How to Do a Five Day Juice Fast

    Frederic Patenaude
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Last Friday, I completed a five-day juice fast! I’ve done a bit of fasting and cleansing over the years, but my last juice fast was back in 1999! I’ve always fasted on water a day or two when I felt the need for it and did a few longer fasts as well. (I did a five-day water fast in December 2013, a 23-day water fast in 2005 and a few 3-4 day fasts). But I had little experience with juice fasting. I decided to give this a try because a new juicing company started in my city. They deliver freshly-pressed, organic juices to your door, and offer a 3 or 5 day cleanse service. I liked the idea…
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    In the Pipeline

  • Chlorine Azide For Everyone

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    One of my "Things I Won't Work With" compounds may have moved into a zone where I'd actually use it. This new paper in JOC describes in situ preparation of small amounts of chlorine azide, which can then react with alkene to give useful beta-chloro azide products. This way, you in dilute solution, with slow release - the only possible conditions I'd consider if working with the stuff. The paper points out, most accurately, that the halogen azides "have been regarded as challenging compounds to work with". And even with this latest variation, there were challenges, and things that you should…
  • Of Proteasome Inhibitors and PAINs

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:09 am
    Amgen is out with some new data that might well justify their purchase of Onyx a year and a half ago. A big driver for that deal was the proteasome inhibitor Kyprolis (carfilzomib), and the company just reported results in a head-to-head trial in multiple myeloma versus the Takeda/Millennium competition, Velcade. Kyprolis comes out looking pretty good: In the "ENDEAVOR" study announced Sunday night, patients with multiple myeloma still progressing despite one to three prior therapies were randomized to receive Kyprolis plus a steroid or Velcade plus the same steroid. Following an interim…
  • Gene Editing Therapies Thunder Along

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:58 am
    Here's a one-stop way to get caught up with all the therapeutic gene editing technologies out there, courtesy of Nature Medicine. Huge amounts of money are flowing into this area, because CRISPR/Cas9 looks so solid, compared to the various other things that have been tried in the past. But zinc finger nuclease and TALEN are also getting their shots. The challenge is often going to be getting the population of new, modified cells to take off. Blood disorders are a natural fit, since you can pull bone marrow, modify it, kill off the original, and replace (as is done with the CAR-T…
  • PAINs And Good Old Med Chem

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:38 am
    The mainstreaming of the PAINs concept continues, with editorials from Jonathan Baell in ACS Med. Chem. Letters and Dan Erlanson in J. Med. Chem.. Both are definitely worth a read. Baell emphasizes that real hits tend to have real SAR around them. You can take pieces off the structures, and activity falls away; you can move things around and it changes. Eventually, you can make more potent compounds. I will say that I've seen some oddball programs where things resolutely refused to make sense, and the projects were advanced by a sort of human-wave attack. But even in those cases, the…
  • AZ Spins Off Anti-Infectives

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:27 am
    Word came yesterday that AstraZeneca is spinning off its anti-infectives division into a separate subsidiary company. This does not appear to have been their first choice - they've been shopping these assets around for actual cash, but had no takers (at least, on their terms). Here's what they're telling the employees: . . .We are creating a stand-alone subsidiary company, focused exclusively on the research and development of our early-stage antibiotic pipeline, including the novel gyrase inhibitor AZD0914, which is currently in Phase II for the treatment of gonorrhoea. AstraZeneca will…
 
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • The Role of Sleep in our Lives

    Dr. Michael Breus
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
    Science has experienced great progress in deepening our understanding of dreaming. Still, there is no answer to the question: why do we dream? There are, however, a great number of theories being explored. While some scientists posit that dreaming has no direct function—but instead is a consequence of other biological processes that occur during sleep—many scientists studying sleep and dreams believe that dreaming serves a primary purpose. Theories of dreaming span scientific disciplines, from psychiatry and psychology to neurobiology. Some of the current theories of the purpose of…
  • 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…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Fogo Adventure Gadget: GPS+Flashlight+Walkie Talkie+Charger

    Aaron Usiskin
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
    As things get smaller and more functional its only a matter of time till everything melts together. Or things that make sense. Meet Fogo, the only gadget that includes GPS, bluetooth, digital voice messaging, USB backup battery, and a powerful LED flashlight. Whether you're biking or hiking, fishing or hunting, navigating or camping, the Fogo keeps you safe and lightens your load!The Fogo was built to get you off the beaten path and keep you safe while exploring. With GPS tracking and waypoint navigation, the Fogo can be your guide as you blaze a new trail. Load points of…
  • Get Cozier, Sleeping Bag For Two!

    Aaron Usiskin
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:20 am
    Backcountry Bed Duo SYN 1.5-SeasonThis is so for me, a larger sleeping bag like I am at home. Now this is great for car camping or if you have someone else you want to share the night with. It is not down, but hey if there is someone else in there with you, why would you need down. You asked for it - and we built it. Now you can "sleep" in the wild like you do at home, with a comforter…and a special someone. Plus, it's available in this synthetic fill build, offering performance in warmer conditions. With an oversized, integrated comforter sealing the opening, you can "sleep"…
  • INDOBOARD, Best Low Tech Gear, Ever!

    Aaron Usiskin
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:04 am
    One of the best workouts you can get coupled with curls, push-ups, squats, etc., is with the Indo Board.The Original Training Package provides a complete workout without taking up a lot of space and offers hours of fun for riders of all ages and abilities. Indo Board was designed to enable the rider to have fun while exercising the core muscles involved in board sports, team sports and fitness. The basic goal of the Indo Board Balance Trainer with the roller and cushion is to ride as long as possible while keeping the board from touching the ground.The Original Training Package comes with…
  • AVADE, Heating Shirt, Perfect For Any Cold Weather Activity!

    Aaron Usiskin
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:33 am
    $199 AVADE AUWith a passion for dirt bikes, an obsession with comfort, and a love of adventure : Ride. Board. Walk. Fish, AVADE was started because of our own need for a LIGHTWEIGHT and fast acting, heated garment that could compliment an existing active apparel, not replace it.We strove to build that perfect outfit, that feeling of unison between man and machine, tool or apparel, that feeling you get when everything works together and creates that harmonious flow.Preparation and setup was paramount. We wanted  everything to fit and feel perfect, always thinking and researching new…
  • 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.
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • How Sugar Makes You Addicted and Why We Overeat

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    “No one can exert cognitive inhibition, willpower, over a biochemical drive that goes on every minute, of every day, of every year.” – Dr. Robert H. Lustig© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • The 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…
 
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  • How leading from behind can transform healthcare

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:24 am
    by Thomas Dahlborg "My preference is to lead from behind." "You do what?" I recently had the opportunity to meet with an amazing group of healthcare leaders, each representing a different sector and all coming together to improve the healthcare system locally, regionally and beyond. It was a mosaic of ideas, philosophies and approaches, each intertwined with opportunity, challenge, hope, ideal and complexity. We discussed the importance of patient and family partnerships in ensuring care plans are aligned with patient preferences and thus lead to improved patient safety, compliance,…
  • Nursing-pharmacy collaboration: How to find the sweet spot

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:24 am
    by Celia Renteria and Bob Goodwillie Healthcare leaders understand that improving interdisciplinary teamwork is critical to success within the new performance-driven care delivery landscape. Because medication management processes are central to patient safety and outcomes, collaboration between nursing and pharmacy in particular is becoming a focal point of process improvement--often requiring organizations to take a hard look at existing culture in order to make the appropriate changes. Establishing a chemistry of trust and open communication between nursing and pharmacy departments can be…
  • 6 must-know inbound marketing facts for healthcare leaders

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:24 am
    by Andrea J. Simon A friend of mine had a really awful knee story. She had injured it skiing and her primary care doctor had sent her to a surgeon. The surgery failed to address the problem, and she was still in terrible pain. So, my friend went online. She researched which doctors were considered specialists in the type of knee surgery she knew she needed. Then she researched his training, infection rates, patient satisfaction and testimonials, and then she made an appointment. When the surgeon asked how she had found him, she was quite blunt: on the Internet. He was stunned! When I shared…
  • Hospital leaders must overcome resistance and disrupt their own organizations

    19 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    by Lynn McVey The traditional theory of disruption calls for outsiders to shake up an industry. A recent survey of 150 healthcare executives revealed "more than 50 percent felt healthcare is ready for disruption," according to Harvard Business Review. However, nearly two-thirds of respondents said resistance was the biggest hurdle to innovation, according to the report. Inefficient or outdated analytics and processes were also cited. "The overwhelming sentiment was that the impediments to change are mostly internal," Paul Merrild wrote in HBR. "Overcoming such challenges requires intrepid…
  • New ways to think about hospital-physician engagement

    19 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    by Kenneth H. Cohn A recent FierceHealthcare story cited five ways to boost hospital-physician engagement: Keeping physicians in the loop on the hospital's financial and operational goals Engaging the community Increasing physicians' protected nonclinical time to improve engagement Familiarizing physicians with the company's goals Concentrating work at one facility Building on the first goal, I wrote an article recently that described a collaboration between a hospital CFO and a physician that taught the physician how to write a business plan for a new wound care center, which enabled…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • ADDitude Magazine: Keeping Promises Despite ADHD

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:13 pm
    I recently posted a new article about procrastination over at my Family Guy blog. It was originally intended to be about keeping promises, but became about finishing projects. I have this project, you see. A glorious, unfinished project that I’ve been dying on for some time. It’s a rundown, formerly gorgeous dollhouse, and if I’m not careful, my daughter will have daughters before I get around to refinishing it! Three years have passed now since I said I’d finish it by Christmas, so I’ve decided to do something about it. Projects are easy to procrastinate when…
  • Articles

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Articles Published in ADDitude Magazine:Quiet the Riot: Blocking Out ADHD DistractionsHow I Learned to Make Deadlines...Despite These 7 Major ADD DistractionsProcrastination: Break Away from the Shame“Family Guy” Articles Published at ADDitudeMag.com:Losing It over Losing My WalletI Remembered I Forgot (Just in Time)ADHD and Adrenaline: Perfect Together?!The Day I Over-Shared about My DaughtersI Can’t Get on the Same Page as Everyone ElseHow My ADHD Anger Hurt My Marriage and KidsNo One Wants to Live with the HulkDid I Really Say That — Or Was I on ADHD Autopilot?Crazy, Stupid…
  • FanX 2015 – Where I Cosplayed as a Healthy Mundane

    13 Feb 2015 | 3:51 am
    I'm not sure what you perceive about me from what I write here, but in my daily life I focus on pushing myself beyond my limits. I haven't met a limit I respect yet, and I am always looking for ways to do an end run around them. However, I do recognize limits. I have to. You can't design effective coping strategies if you don't recognize your limits. The important distinction is that recognizing isn't the same as accepting. For instance, I know that in order to write for a living, I will need to write thousands of words a day—thousands of focused words on a defined project, not random…
  • 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…
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  • Aiming for the stars? Announcing our plans for a Grand Challenge

    Henry Scowcroft
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Nearly 100 years ago, Raymond Orteig – a well-to-do New York hotel owner – offered $25,000 to “courageous aviators” to build a plane to cross the Atlantic. In doing so, he helped change the world. In 1927, after a marathon 30-hour solo flight, Charles Lindbergh landed the Spirit of St Louis in Paris to claim the Orteig Prize. And it wasn’t the first time the ‘grand prize’ approach revolutionised things. Two hundred years earlier, the British Government’s Longitude Prize had cracked the challenges facing maritime navigation. Just like the Orteig Prize, the…
  • News digest – smoking mortality, tobacco industry tactics, ‘head-transplants’ and more.

    Misha Gajewski
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Our new statistics predict that half a million (500,000) children would die from smoking when they’re adults unless more is done to cut smoking rates. The sobering statistic renews our push for MPs to introduce standardised packaging. The Daily Mail covered the story; here’s our press release and graphic summarising the figures. Research from Australia calculated that 2 in 3 long-term smokers will die from their habit – higher than the current best estimates of 1 in 2. While we can’t generalise these results to the UK, the figure further highlights the need to cut smoking…
  • Pushing ‘unstable’ pancreatic cancers over the edge

    Aine McCarthy
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    Although overall cancer survival has doubled over the last 40 years, progress hasn’t been uniform. For some types of cancer, such as pancreatic cancer, improvements have been few and far between. Despite decades of research, there has been little significant improvement in survival for patients with this hard to treat cancer. Fewer than three in every 100 people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive for five years or more – a figure that’s barely budged in decades. Something has to change. Professor Andrew Biankin One person trying hard to improve the outlook for pancreatic cancer…
  • Lethal Weapon Too: Using DNA repair processes to target cancer

    Kat Arney
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Every day our DNA is under attack. The brunt of this assault comes from the basic processes of life, which cause DNA-damaging chemicals to be released inside cells. But there are also external forces at work: carcinogens in tobacco smoke, ultraviolet rays from the sun and sunbeds, radiation from natural or man-made sources and much, much more. Whatever the cause, this damage must be repaired in order for cells to carry on functioning properly. On the whole, our cells are exceptionally good at this and, for most of our lives, things usually go according to plan. But if mistakes are made, bad…
  • Teaching the next generation to crack the enigma of cancer

    Sam Godfrey
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    It’s probably caught your attention: the cream of showbiz royalty donned their bow ties and ball gowns last night, spending ages practising the perfect ‘selfie’ face in preparation for the glitz and glamour of the annual Academy Awards (or ‘Oscars’ to their friends). And this year, science was in the running for an Oscar or three. Two of the prime contenders were the ‘Theory of Everything’ and ‘The Imitation Game’, films about two of the UK’s finest scientific minds: Stephen Hawking and Alan Turing. And each film picked up an award on the night. The inner workings of an…
 
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Treating Depression During Pregnancy Prevents Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    This is a relatively small study but I think it underscores the importance of screening for and treating depression during pregnancy.  Previous studies have indicated that about 10% to 15% of women experience clinically significant depressive symptoms during pregnancy; however, depression that emerges during pregnancy often goes untreated. A recent naturalistic study from Turkey followed […] The post Treating Depression During Pregnancy Prevents Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms Last Longer than Five Years for Most Women

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:23 am
    Up to 80% of women experience vasomotor symptoms (VMS) as they transition into the menopause phase. While clinical guidelines suggest that VMS typically last from 6 months to 2 years, we often see women with VMS lasting for a much longer period of time. To more accurately assess the duration of VMS in perimenopausal women, researchers analyzed data from 1449 women included in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN), an observational study of women entering menopause.  Here is a summary of the key findings: The post Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms Last Longer than Five Years for…
  • New Recommendations Call for Iodine in All Prenatal Vitamins

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:23 am
    In the developing baby, iodine is necessary for thyroid function and normal brain development. According to a recent Lancet study, even children born to women with mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency during pregnancy are at increased risk for lower IQ and reading ability (assessed at age 9). The most severe effects were observed among children born to women with severe deficiency. The post New Recommendations Call for Iodine in All Prenatal Vitamins appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Case Series: Mirtazapine (Remeron) in Pregnancy and Lactation

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:03 am
    While we have adequate data to support the use of SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy, there is less data regarding other classes of antidepressants.  A new case series documents the outcomes of infants exposed to mirtazapine (Remeron). The post Case Series: Mirtazapine (Remeron) in Pregnancy and Lactation appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Infertility Treatment May Increase the Risk of Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    While many women complain of psychological distress during infertility treatment, it has been somewhat unclear if the anxiety and depression women may experience is related to having to undergo infertility treatment or to the hormonal agents that are used as part of the treatment, or a combination of the two.  Recent studies have attempted to identify […] The post Infertility Treatment May Increase the Risk of Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    Health Blog

  • 5 Steps to lose weight before bedtime

    Simon
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Lose weight before bedtime is possible? I know, it seems illogical but it is definitely possible. This time I’ll bring 5 Steps to lose weight. If you do not have the money or time to go to a gym, what you can do to try not to “win kilos more” is sleep properly, this can help you avoid gaining excess weight and over time, lose weight; but you must also apply these steps, just follow them and put them into practice, you will quickly see the changes.   1. Light Dinner The dinner is very important, try to consume your portions in small quantities. If you eat a lot at…
  • 5 Things every house and could cause cancer

    Simon
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Today it seems that all chemicals on which we hear are somehow related to cancer. We are inundated with so many frightening reports, which simply do not know in what to believe and what not. The truth is I just do not know how harmful that some things can be, so the best we can do is be aware of what science tells us, and make our best decisions based on that information. These are the things that are in every house and could cause cancer . Antibacterial soap It has been found that triclosan, an active ingredient in antibacterial soap causes hepatic fibrosis and cancer in mice, which system…
  • How to lose weight in a week

    Simon
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    We all know that the best way to lose weight is to change our lifestyles: changing our eating habits and detach the chair to do some physical activity. But there are times when we need to get faster results. If this is your situation, this issue will give you the solution, and show you how to lose weight in a week , without starving and without depriving yourself of any food group. Are you ready?   # 1 Drink lots of water When we start a diet, we tend to focus mainly on what we eat, not what we drink. This is a mistake: the drinks may be able to deliver as many calories as solid foods.
  • Getting waist easily

    Simon
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:06 am
    One of the best ways to reduce the waist easily is to use the treadmill. This way you not only will strengthen the muscles but also will be increasing your aerobic capacity. According to recent studies, to use it for 45 minutes you will burn 200 to 450 calories. If you do not have a treadmill and do not resort to a gym, you can go jogging somewhere that you like and even get together with friends to do so. If you first start running and get tired too, you can try the following: walk for two minutes brisk Do three minutes of running, take a minute to recover and repeat. Over time you will…
  • 3 ways to reduce facial fat

    Simon
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am
    This can be a situation that often occur to many women, regardless of the genetic condition or the overall shape of his encounter (square, oval, pear-shaped or even round), which seem completely not able to eliminate the slightly curved shape that acquires the face. Even girls who’ve experienced medium to large weight reduction, complain that the answers are not made so evident in this region of the body. To your good good fortune today, we provide you with a focus on expert advice that will help you know different article for methods to reduce facial fat. Exactly what factors cause it?
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    Evolving Wellness

  • 7 Things That Can Make Green Smoothies Unhealthy

    18 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Green smoothies can be a fantastic way to boost our health by incorporating a rich variety of wholesome nutrients. They are one of the quickest, easiest, and healthiest meals we can make and incorporate into our diets. Their versatility makes them hard to beat as they can take the place of a whole meal or quick snack, be used for healing or prevention, for weight-loss or muscle-building, and be suitable for children, seniors, and everyone in between. However, just as with any good thing, there are ways we can ruin and take away from their optimal nature. In this article I will share with you…
  • Review: Maison Orphée Oils and Condiments

    5 Feb 2015 | 8:35 am
    The choices for consumers in the marketplace today are astoundingly vast. Yet the rich variety of products available also entails variable quality. And when it comes to quality, there is no more important area than our food, where we should apply investing in the best, most wholesome and pure products. It is valuable today to pay attention to not only what we eat, but to the quality of our food, as well as who we choose to support with our resources. In this review, I will share with you about Maison Orphée, a company that excels in providing high quality oils and condiments. About Maison…
  • 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…
 
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    HowStuffWorks - Learn How Everything Works!

  • Could the power of a neutron star be harnessed?

    Kate Kershner
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Relying on a collapsed star to power our lives on Earth might seem like a good solution to our energy crisis, but the process might be lethal.
  • What is deep linking?

    Beth Brindle
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Our digital world has given us a ton of new words and phrases to learn. Get ready to learn yet another one, deep linking, at HowStuffWorks.
  • How ER Nurses Work

    Oisin Curran
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    ER nurses save lives and keep the emergency room running smoothly. Learn more about ER nurses.
  • What happened to the green tech fad?

    Beth Brindle
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    These days, it seems everyone is going green. But is green tech the way of the future or just another fad? Learn about green tech at HowStuffWorks.
  • What causes 'new car smell'?

    Kristen Hall-Geisler
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    There's nothing quite like the smell of a new car interior. But what really causes that new car smell? Learn all about new car smell at HowStuffWorks.
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    Weighty Matters

  • Why I'm Not Fazed by Long Term Weight Management Stats

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Image SourceIt's no secret that I believe modern day dieting is broken. Traditionally it has relied on extremes of restriction, under-eating, over-exercising, and cultivating lives that often at best are describable as merely tolerable. Not only are these regularly extreme approaches the ones that society has adopted, but they're also often the approaches that medicine has studied. Is it no wonder then that long-term weight management has proven itself to be elusive? Expecting people to live lives where food can't serve to provide comfort and pleasure, where guilt and shame are meant to shape…
  • Saturday Stories: Chris Kyle, CAM, and a 'P' Value Ban

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    Michael J. Mooney covers the real life story of American Sniper Chris Kyle. Edzard Ernst asks whether or not "complementary and alternative medicine" is good or bad for kids. Steven Novella covers the story of the first science journal to ban significance testing. [And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, here's the piece I wrote for US News and World Report on the new US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's recommendations and below is the segment I did with The Social on exericse]        Related StoriesSaturday Stories: Kidneys, Childhood…
  • A Laugh More Infectious than Measles

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    Today's Funny Friday video is of a Russian baby with a tremendously wonderful laugh.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesCoordination is Not a Dog Given RightMust Watch Video! American Kids React to Global BreakfastsA Must Watch of Jimmy Kimmel's Taking on "Cold Pressed" with Jüce 
  • When Intermittent Fasting is No Longer Intermittent Fasting

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    For those of you not familiar, there are three main intermittent fasting camps. There are the folks who truly fast for 1 or 2 days weekly and who eat as sensibly as they can enjoy on the non-fasting days (folks like Brad Pilon), there are the folks who have an 8 hour eating window following a 16 hour fast (folks like Martin Berkhan), and then there are folks who alternate sensible days of eating with days of very-low calories, where those calories are typically consumed at once at midday. It's the last group I'll be talking about and I think it would be fair to say that Krista Varady is this…
  • Another Study for the "You Can't Outrun Your Fork" File

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    Published this month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine was a study that looked at the impact of an interventionist led program geared towards increasing physical activity in sedentary women with overweight and obesity. The outcome of the intervention was in one sense quite significant - at 3 months the women randomly assigned to the interventionist led group reported performing nearly 4x as much exercise as the women randomly assigned to a self-directed intervention. Unfortunately though, by month 12, that difference shrank to the point of no longer being statistically significant.
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    Highlight HEALTH

  • Rare Disease Day 2015: How Rare Disease is Shaping the Future of Healthcare

    Walter Jessen
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Today is Rare Disease Day 2015, an international advocacy day to focus on the daily lives of patients, families and caregivers who are living with a rare disease. Rare disease communities have been responsible for the reinvention of many aspects of our healthcare system are truly paving the way for precision medicine. Progress in treating rare diseases has been accelerated by advancements in our knowledge of molecular biology, genetics and epigenetics; new technologies such as next-generation sequencing; and the use of social media and mobile devices. These same advancements are driving the…
  • Rare Disease Day 2015: Day-by-day, Hand-in-hand

    Walter Jessen
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    Today is the eight annual Rare Disease Day, an international advocacy day held on the last day of February — a rare day for rare people. Rare Disease Day 2015 puts the focus on the daily lives of patients, families and caregivers who are living with a rare disease. This year’s slogan is “Day-by-day, hand-in-hand”, which emphasizes the need for international cooperation. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. The annual campaign targets the general public and also seeks to raise awareness…
  • Brain Imaging in Children with Neurological Disorders Links Language Delay to Chromosome Deletion

    Walter Jessen
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:44 pm
    A study team of radiologists and psychologists has found that children born with DNA copy number deletions in a specific region on chromosome 16 previously linked to neurodevelopmental problems show measurable delays in processing sound and language [1].   The study, published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, used magnetoencephalography (MEG), which detects magnetic fields in the brain (similar to electroencephalography (EEG), which detects electrical fields), to measure an auditory processing delay called the M100 response latency [1]. As each child heard a series of tones, the MEG…
  • The Precision Medicine Initiative

    Walter Jessen
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:13 pm
    In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative, a bold new research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease. Launched with a $215 million investment as part of the President’s 2016 budget proposal [1], the Precision Medicine Initiative will build a new database containing medical records and genetic information for millions of Americans, as well as establish new models of patient-powered medical research that promises to accelerate biomedical discoveries and provide clinicians with new tools,…
  • HHS, NIH Take Steps to Enhance Transparency, Public Access to Clinical Trial Results

    NIH Newsbot
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which proposes regulations to implement reporting requirements for clinical trials that are subject to Title VIII (Clinical Trial Databases) of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA). The proposed rule clarifies requirements to clinical researchers for registering clinical trials and submitting summary trial results information to ClinicalTrials.gov, a publicly accessible database operated by the National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes…
 
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • Starving and Pregnant: Lifting the Shame of Pregorexia

    Erin Kennedy
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Display Title:  Starving and Pregnant: Lifting the Shame of Pregorexia Subtitle:  Pregorexia is when a woman tries to control her weight gain during pregnancy. Read one mom's story. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/eating-disorders/content/starving-and-pregnant-lifting-s... Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • How the Mind-Body Connection Affects Your Skin

    Erin Kennedy
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    Display Title:  How the Mind-Body Connection Affects Your Skin Subtitle:  The science behind why your skin reacts to something your mind generates is studied in a field called psychodermatology. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/skin-hair-amp-nails/content/how-mind-body-connection-aff... Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • Taking Aspirin May Not Be Beneficial For Everyone

    Erin Kennedy
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
    Display Title:  Taking Aspirin May Not Be Beneficial For Everyone Subtitle:  For some, aspirin can provide protection against heart attack and stroke. But for others, it may not reduce risk. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/heart-amp-blood/content/taking-aspirin-may-not-be-benefi... Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • Have you joined the IUD trend? What kind of birth control do you use?

    Desiree Pharias
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
    IUD The Pill Vaginal Ring Hormone Releasing Patch Condoms Other View Results Image: 
  • How to Identify Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorders

    Erin Kennedy
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    Display Title:  How to Identify Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorders Subtitle:  Bipolar and borderline personality disorder are often confused for each other due to similar symptoms. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/bipolar-disorder/content/how-identify-bipolar-and-border... Align:  left Weight:  -8 Text Color:  Black
 
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    Journal of Hospital Medicine

  • Recovery audit contractor audits and appeals at three academic medical centers

    Ann M. Sheehy, Charles Locke, Jeannine Z. Engel, Daniel J. Weissburg, Stephanie Mackowiak, Bartho Caponi, Sreedevi Gangireddy, Amy Deutschendorf
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:08 pm
    BACKGROUNDOutpatient (observation) and inpatient status determinations for hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries have generated increasing concern for hospitals and patients. Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) activity alleging improper status, however, has received little attention, and there are conflicting federal and hospital reports of RAC activity and hospital appeals success. OBJECTIVETo detail complex Medicare Part A RAC activity. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTSRetrospective descriptive study of complex Medicare Part A audits at 3 academic hospitals from 2010 to 2013. MEASUREMENTSComplex Part…
  • Give that back! Recovery Audit Program activity trends

    Jennifer L. Wiler, Michael Granovsky
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:07 pm
  • Reduction of inappropriate exit prescriptions for proton pump inhibitors: A before-after study using education paired with a web-based quality-improvement tool

    Emily G. McDonald, Janelle Jones, Laurence Green, Dev Jayaraman, Todd C. Lee
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:41 pm
    BACKGROUNDProton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are overprescribed despite concerns regarding associated adverse drug events. OBJECTIVETo reduce inappropriate PPI prescriptions using hospitalization as the point of contact to effect meaningful change. DESIGNBefore-after study design. SETTINGForty-six–bed medical clinical teaching unit in a 417-bed university teaching hospital in Montreal, Canada. PATIENTSFour hundred sixty-four consecutively admitted patients in the preintervention control group, and 640 consecutively admitted patients in the intervention group. INTERVENTIONA monthly educational…
  • Association of clinical practice guidelines with emergency department management of febrile infants ≤56 days of age

    Paul L. Aronson, Cary Thurm, Derek J. Williams, Lise E. Nigrovic, Elizabeth R. Alpern, Joel S. Tieder, Samir S. Shah, Russell J. McCulloh, Fran Balamuth, Amanda C. Schondelmeyer, Evaline A. Alessandrini, Whitney L. Browning, Angela L. Myers, Mark I. Neuman,
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:38 am
    BACKGROUNDDifferences among febrile infant institutional clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) may contribute to practice variation and increased healthcare costs. OBJECTIVEDetermine the association between pediatric emergency department (ED) CPGs and laboratory testing, hospitalization, ceftriaxone use, and costs in febrile infants. DESIGNRetrospective cross-sectional study in 2013. SETTINGThirty-three hospitals in the Pediatric Health Information System. PATIENTSInfants aged ≤56 days with a diagnosis of fever. EXPOSURESThe presence and content of ED-based febrile infant CPGs assessed by…
  • Prior pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and in-hospital outcomes for community-acquired pneumonia in elderly veterans

    Chenghui Li, Paul O. Gubbins, Guoqing J. Chen
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:38 am
    BACKGROUNDStudies of adults hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) reported better outcomes associated with prior pneumococcal vaccination (PV), suggesting potential additional benefits of PV in hospitalized CAP patients. Influenza (flu) vaccination (FV) could independently/additively improve CAP outcomes in hospitalized patients. OBJECTIVETo examine the effect of prior PV and FV on in-hospital outcomes in elderly veterans hospitalized for CAP. DESIGNRetrospective cohort study. SETTING AND PATIENTSA total of 6,723 elderly veterans who were admitted to Veterans Affairs hospitals…
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    QJM - current issue

  • Extensive hematoma and the liver

    Schattner, A., Kozak, N., Adi, M.
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:20 pm
  • The index of suspicion for endobronchial tuberculosis when the chest X-ray is normal

    Jolobe, O. M. P.
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:20 pm
  • Measles-induced encephalitis

    Fisher, D. L., Defres, S., Solomon, T.
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Encephalitis is the most frequent neurological complication of measles virus infection. This review examines the pathophysiology of measles infection and the presentations, diagnosis and treatment of the four types of measles-induced encephalitis including primary measles encephalitis, acute post-measles encephalitis, measles inclusion body encephalitis and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. The early symptoms of encephalitis may be non-specific and can be mistakenly attributed to a systemic infection leading to a delay in diagnosis. This review provides a summary of the symptoms that…
  • Non-traumatic radiation-induced avascular necrosis of the femoral neck

    Win, A. Z., Aparici, C. M.
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:20 pm
  • Obesity-related chronic lymphoedema-like swelling and physical function

    O'Malley, E., Ahern, T., Dunlevy, C., Lehane, C., Kirby, B., O'Shea, D.
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Background: People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] > 40 kg/m2) have an 85% higher mortality than people with a healthy BMI. Poor physical function may contribute to this excess mortality. Lymphoedema-like swelling can affect the legs of severely obese people with normal lymphoscintigraphy. Aim: We sought to determine the relationship between the presence of lymphoedema-like swelling and physical function in the severely obese. Design and Methods: In people with severe obesity, we ascertained whether lower leg lymphoedema-like swelling was present and determined the circumference…
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    The American Journal of Medicine

  • Marijuana Use in Models for Health Outcomes

    Christin A. Thompson, Joel W. Hay
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Using data from the continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to estimate the effects of current and past marijuana use on certain health outcomes associated with an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease,1 Penner et al2 found that marijuana users experienced improved insulin resistance, higher high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, lower insulin, lower glucose, and smaller waist circumferences compared with nonusers.2
  • Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: The Case of Immunocompromised Patients

    Claude Matuchansky
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I read with great interest the review by Austin et al about fecal microbiota transplantation in the treatment of Clostridium difficile infections.1 They rightly point out that fecal microbiota transplantation is efficacious for patients with recurrent C. difficile infection, with an excellent short-term safety profile. However, I want to raise a safety concern for comment, that is, the case of immunocompromised patients not evoked by the authors.
  • What Mediators Can Teach Physicians About Managing ‘Difficult’ Patients

    Autumn M. Fiester
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Between 10% and 12% of patients are considered difficult by their treating physicians,1 indicating a widespread problem. Many physicians report feeling at a loss to know how to effectively manage challenging patient interactions.2 In extreme cases, physicians resort to refusing to treat hostile patients or dismissing them from their clinical practice.
  • The Reply

    Amit G. Singal
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    We read Braillon's letter about our study1 with interest but believe some points warrant discussion. The goal of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance is to detect tumors at an early stage, when survival can be improved through receipt of curative therapies. The best evidence for HCC surveillance comes from a large randomized trial among patients with chronic hepatitis B infection.2 Although these data cannot be extrapolated directly to patients with cirrhosis given a higher competing risk of non-HCC mortality and lower sensitivity of surveillance tools in a cirrhotic nodular liver, a…
  • The Reply

    James E. Dalen
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Pellicori and Cleland1 are correct that heart failure is a serious public health problem and is a leading cause of hospitalization. The most frequent cause of heart failure is coronary heart disease.2
 
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    European Journal of Internal Medicine

  • Multimorbidity — Is this a special condition, or just another chronic disease? National multimorbidity overview based on Lithuania's national database

    R. Navickas, Ž. Visockienė, R. Puronaitė, M. Rukšėnienė, V. Kasiulevičius, E. Jurevičienė
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Chronic multiple conditions have become a major threat to world healthcare systems within the last years.
  • Chronic conditions, disability, and quality of life in older adults with multimorbidity in Spain

    Maria João Forjaz, Carmen Rodriguez-Blazquez, Alba Ayala, Vicente Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Jesús de Pedro-Cuesta, Susana Garcia-Gutierrez, Alexandra Prados-Torres
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    As the population ages, the prevalence of multimorbidity also increases, with consequences to several health outcomes such as disability and quality of life (QoL). This study aimed at analyzing the relationships between chronic conditions, disability, and QoL of older adults with multimorbidity in Spain.
  • Can and should carotid ultrasound be used in cardiovascular risk assessment?

    A. Ray, M.V. Huisman, T.J. Rabelink
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Cardiovascular risk management is a major and challenging task for internists. Risk scores using algorithms based on traditional risk factors are helpful in identifying patients in whom intensive prevention strategies are warranted. However there remains a need for more accurate screening tools to allow clinicians to individualize the primary prevention programs to their patients.Approximately 40–80% of apparently healthy, asymptomatic subjects exhibit increased thickness of the lamina intima-media of the carotid artery or have atherosclerotic carotid plaques.
  • Serum uric acid and other short-term predictors of electrocardiographic alterations in the Brisighella Heart Study cohort

    Arrigo F.G. Cicero, Martina Rosticci, Giuliano Tocci, Stefano Bacchelli, Riccado Urso, Sergio D'Addato, Claudio Borghi
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Recent studies show that serum uric acid (SUA) is a predictor of atrial fibrillation, while its association with other kinds of arrhythmias is not yet established. We aimed to evaluate the incidence of the most common electrocardiographic alterations in a relatively large sample of general population and their association with SUA.
  • Heart rate and cardiovascular protection

    Joana Caetano, José Delgado Alves
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Recent large epidemiological studies have confirmed that an elevated resting heart rate is an independent predictor of cardiovascular and overall mortality in the general population as well as in patients with hypertension, coronary heart disease and chronic heart failure. Pathophysiological studies indicate that a higher heart rate has detrimental effects that favor myocardial ischemia, ventricular arrhythmias, as well as an increase in vascular oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis progression.
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    Everyone's Medical Blog Posts - DoctorsHangout.com

  • HIV TRANSMISSION IS CHANGING PATTERN NOT ONLY GAY/SEX WORKERS/DRUG INJECTORS BUT HIGH LIVING AFFECTING ALL SECTOR OF PEOPLE SO UNIVERSAL TESTING RECOMMEDNDED

    prof drram
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:26 pm
    HIV TRANSMISSION IS CHANGING PATTERN NOT ONLY GAY/SEX WORKERS/DRUG INJECTORS BUT HIGH LIVING AFFECTING ALL SECTOR OF PEOPLE SO UNIVERSAL TESTING RECOMMEDNDED PROF.DRRAM ,HIV/AIDS,SEX Diseases,Deaddiction & Hepatitis Expert profdrram@gmail.com,+917838059592,+919832025033,DELHI,INDIA HIV/ AIDS,CANCER MODERN MEDICINES AVAILABLE AT CHEAP RATE.FOLLOW ON FACE BOOK:www.facebook.com/ramkumarFOLLOW ON TWITTER:www.twitter.com/profdrram It’s no longer a fringe disease affecting a certain type of people with non-conformist lifestyles – gays, people with multiple sex partners, and drug addicts.
  • Dr Rafeeque’s OCD Chart

    Dr Muhammed Rafeeque
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    To be frank, I do not know whether this method is already adopted by anybody or not! This is my new attempt in the management of Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD). Anyway, I have named it as Dr Rafeeque’s OCD Chart and got copyright temporary registration number. I have one patient who is suffering from severe form of OCD which was managed by many doctors, and almost all systems of medicine. He has one shop in the city, which is 7 kilometers away from his home. He told me that every night, he has to go back to his shop to confirm whether the shop is locked or not. He even needs to confirm…
  • Tempted To Touch: Sound Of Women’s Voices At Peak Fertility Electrify Men’s Skin

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:28 pm
    A woman’s voice may be more seductive than we expect, especially when she’s at the most fertile point of her menstrual cycle.  When Marilyn Monroe sang Happy Birthday, Mr. President to President John F. Kennedy in 1962, surely her voice sent his skin tingling. The sound of a woman’s voice as she sings has that power — it’s sensuous, sultry, powerful, and soft. But a woman doesn’t need to be singing to have that effect on men, according to a new study. All they have to do is speak to a guy at the right time of the month. The hormonal changes that accompany a woman’s menstrual…
  • Drinking Soda Starts Girls’ Menstrual Period Earlier: The Science Behind Sugar’s Influence

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Girls who drink too much soda get their periods earlier.  It’s well documented soda isn’t good for the body, doesn’t provide any nutrients or benefits other than a slight caffeine high and sugar buzz, but now experts have discovered a danger floating in the liquid sugar permanently changes little girls’ hormones. Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health found an alarming new danger of soda consumption and published their findings in the journal Human Reproduction. “Our study adds to increasing concern about the wide-spread consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks among…
  • 8 Early Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Too Easy to Miss

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:17 pm
    8 Early Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Too Easy to Miss This movement disorder is more treatable when caught early, but Parkinson’s symptoms can appear quite differently from one person to another. Talk to your doctor if you’re worried about any of these signs. iStock/Thinkstock Changed handwriting If your handwriting starts to go from big and loopy to small and cramped, this could be an early warning sign of Parkinson’s disease. “Teachers with Parkinson’s will notice students complaining that they can’t read their handwriting when they write on the blackboard,” says Deborah…
 
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    GruntDoc

  • TELCO types, I have a question

    GruntDoc
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:53 pm
    So, I figure someone out there knows the answer to this, and I’ll share my guess, but I can’t find an answer on the internet. My Question: Why does my cell phone ignore (or add) a “1” with a phone call, but my POTS* line phone doesn’t. Not only does it not just ignore unnecessary “1”s, it makes the annoying tri-tone and tells me it’s not necessary to dial a 1. Well, if you know it’s not necessary, why not ignore it and put the call through?   My guess: the equipment being used is so old it cannot be taught new ticks, but I’d be…
  • What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

    GruntDoc
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:25 pm
    unless it’s the tail rotor. They will straight up kill you. Buy the t-shirt! Related posts: EVD: ebola virus disease; kills 70% of the patients and makes those unaffected into paranoid zombies. EVD: ebola virus disease; kills 70% of the patients and... RT @kidney_boy: I didn’t get how horrific Ebola is in Sierra Leone. This proposed triage system makes it clear. pfmhcolumbia.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/les… … RT @kidney_boy: I didn’t get how horrific Ebola is in... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • I read blogs were dead the other day

    GruntDoc
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:23 pm
    And then forgot to check this one. It’s not dead, it’s just being left fallow. You have my apologies. It’s fallow as I’m in one of those weird career places, where I’m doing just enough interesting things that are fun but that I cannot talk about, and so rather than screw up I self-censor. Long-form blogging isn’t dead for me, but now really isn’t the time.     Related posts: @movinmeat Numerator unknown to me. Yet, if spraying them down only has 9 dead and 16 infected, umm, stop doing that? @movinmeat Numerator unknown to me. Yet, if…
  • 12 STI’s of Christmas, 2014

    GruntDoc
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:09 pm
    I missed posting this last year! My yearly Christmas favorite, reposted: Courtesy of the British National Health Service (click the banner): NSFW. Funny, but Unsafe for work,unless your work involves STD’s in which case it’s required. It’s my seasonal favorite post, and I hope it’s one of yours. Not the STD’s, the funny song with equally amusing illustrations. The backstory, from a previous blog post: I have seen several searches of this blog for the British National Health Services’ “12 STI’s of Christmas“, and wondered why. The answer: the NHS site no…
  • Happy Birthday to my brudder, and a niece!

    GruntDoc
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:39 am
    a reprise… For my little brother (who’s taller and smarter than me, thank goodness I’m better looking): He’s a touch older than in this picture (he was the lead mechanical engineer making this thing fly, in one year): The Aerospace Genius and one of his creations.   And, to my niece Annie! I have no pics of her with an airplane, but when I get one, I’ll keep it for her next birthday. Related posts: Happy Birthday, Marines! SemperFi I post this every year, and I still enjoy... Happy Fathers’ Day, dad Thanks for not strangling me, even when I deserved…
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • Does Walk Away the Pounds Work?

    Angie
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Why yes it does! I lost over 70 lbs on this program and highly recommend it. The Walk Away the Pounds, Walk Slim and Walk at Home series of workouts are top my exercise list! All of Leslie Sansone’s at home workouts are motivational, most have great music and I like that she has aRead More The post Does Walk Away the Pounds Work? appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
  • Welcome February

    Angie
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Happy February! Today it snowed anywhere between 10-15 inches in Chicagoland. It’s beautiful but I would still rather live where it’s warm year round. So much has been going on lately and I have been really busy. I’m trying to get back in to a workout and healthy eating groove. I’m still having issues withRead More The post Welcome February appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - 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 The post Do You Have an Organized Desk? appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
  • 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 The post New Year’s Eve 2014: Good Times appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
  • 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 The post Oven-Baked Summer Squash Recipe: Fries appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
 
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    BestHealth Mag

  • Spring's best new health books

    mgreer
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:57 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Short Description:  Living healthy is easier with the help of these handy guides and cookbooks Slide Title:  The Paleo Chef Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  If you're thinking about adopting a Paelo diet (eating proteins and fats, fruit and veggies, nuts and seeds), this is a great place to start. TV personality Pete Evans shares straightforward, but innovative, recipes including Kale Hummus, Portuguese Pork Burgers and Pumpkin Pie with Bacon Bark. Yum! The Paleo Chef by Pete Evans, $29, Random House Exclude from…
  • Healthy travel: What to see and do in Canmore

    mgreer
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
  • Beauty insider: Georgia May Jagger

    mgreer
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
  • What to eat to beat your cravings

    mgreer
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:38 pm
  • The best new hair treatments and masks

    mgreer
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Megan Kirkwood Short Description:  Want thicker, healthier-looking hair? Um, is  that even a question?  Here are the newest nourishing treatments you can use once or twice a week to help pump you up Slide Title:  Best for overworked hair Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  Antioxidants work to ditch mineral buildup and seal broken hair cuticles, leaving hair stronger and shinier. Pantene Pro-V Power Up Daily Treatment, $8 Exclude from MSN:  Exclude From MSN Slide Title:  Best for fine hair…
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    Association of Health Care Journalists

  • Does UnitedHealthcare’s prior-approval rule mean more ‘mother-may-I’ medicine is coming?

    Joseph Burns
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    Photo: U.S. Pacific Fleet via Flickr The nation’s largest health insurer will require physicians and hospitals to request prior approval before doing most hysterectomies, a move that may indicate a trend toward more pre-authorization for tests and procedures. In a statement posted on its website, UnitedHealthcare cited evidence from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) that shows better patient outcomes and fewer complications from vaginal hysterectomies than with laparoscopic or abdominal hysterectomies. The requirement for prior approval will be effective April…
  • Talking about end of life and palliative care: Part two of a conversation with Nancy Berlinger

    Liz Seegert
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Photo: James Hancox via Flickr Nancy Berlinger, Ph.D., is a research scholar at The Hastings Center and co-author of a retrospective article on palliative and end-of-life care that was published in the Feb. 12 New England Journal of Medicine. In part one of our conversation, Berlinger focused on the need to broaden the discussion among and improve training of clinicians on talking to patients about end of life issues. In part two, she discusses foreseeable scenarios, societal perspectives and how to improve media coverage of this complex topic. Q: How do you advise providers to address the…
  • Four insurers reveal what they pay for 70 health care services

    Joseph Burns
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Photo by Truthout.org via flickr. Health insurers are taking incremental steps to release information on what they pay to health care providers. Each month, they reveal just a bit more. This week, Aetna, Assurant Health, Humana and UnitedHealthcare released state and local cost information through the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) on a consumer site called Guroo.com. The data show the costs for about 70 common health conditions and services and are based on claims from more than 40 million insured individuals, HCCI announced. No other organization has made these data available,…
  • SCOTUS decision on teeth-whitening business may hold wider implications for medical boards

    Mary Otto
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Image by waldopepper via Flickr Lisa Schencker of Modern Healthcare  and Anne Blythe of the Raleigh News & Observer were among the first reporters to get the news out. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the North Carolina state dental board does not have the authority to regulate teeth-whitening businesses. In a 6-3 decision, the justices found the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners, which is comprised mostly of dentists, illegally quashed competition from non-dentists who sought to open teeth-whitening shops in the state. The decision, which upheld a lower court’s…
  • AHCJ mourns journalist Dori J. Maynard

    Len Bruzzese
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    Dori J. Maynard AHCJ laments the passing of Dori J. Maynard, longtime journalist and president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Maynard died Tuesday of lung cancer at 56. She and the organization named for her father pushed for diversity in journalism coverage and newsroom staffing. A champion of journalism education, she led the Fault Lines project, which seeks to teach journalists to recognize and leverage diversity “across the ‘fault lines’ of race, class, gender, generation and geography.” She was a 1993 Nieman fellow, following in the footsteps…
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    Lifescript

  • Repairing a Torn Meniscus

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Lori Newman, Special to LifescriptYou don’t have to suffer with knee pain. A leading orthopedic surgeon discusses the latest techniques for repairing a torn meniscus and preventing arthritis in Ask the Doctor, a women’s health video series produced in partnership with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center… If you have knee pain, don’t just live with it – see a doctor. Repairs get more difficult as joint deterioration progresses, warns Justin D. Saliman, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center and Cedars-Sinai/USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine…
  • Is a Low-Glycemic Diet Right for You?

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Nancy Gottesman, Lifescript Contributor Eating low-glycemic foods can help you lose weight and lower blood sugar levels. Try this simple, satisfying food plan, and eat well without feeling deprived... You’re doing everything right – exercising, eating fewer calories and minimizing fat. But you’re not dropping as much weight as you’d like. What’s going on?A 2007 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association may explain. Researchers found that certain people lose more weight on diets with more fat and fewer high-glycemic carbohydrates (like white bread). The…
  • Living With Anaphylaxis

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Diane Wedner, Lifescript Health WriterFor Sandra Beasley, eating the wrong thing could be catastrophic. The poet and author has severe food allergies that can bring on anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Find out how she learned to deal with food while living a fulfilling life… For Sandra Beasley, scary things come in tiny packages: a cashew, a shrimp, a pine nut. That’s because she fears anaphylaxis – a life-threatening allergic reaction caused by certain foods, medications or insect venom. Being exposed to the wrong thing could send her to…
  • COPD in Winter: Keeping Flare-Ups Away

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Diane Wedner, Lifescript Health Detective A harsh winter is rough for anyone, but COPD patients often suffer more. Bad weather, freezing temperatures and illnesses such as colds and flu can worsen COPD symptoms and raise the risk of life-threatening complications. Lifescript’s Health Detective has solutions to winter breathing challenges... When winter brings snow, ice, freezing temperatures and virus-ridden crowds, many people develop colds and coughs. But if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the season brings extra misery.About 6% of adult women and 4% of adult men…
  • Bladder Infections Common in Women With Diabetes

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffBladder infections are quite common in women with diabetes, possibly because of glucose in the urine, says the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Glucose in the urine provides a good place for bacteria to grow, and a body’s normal response to infection may be impaired because of diabetes. In fact, women with diabetes may not have pain or burning with urination, or bloody urine, which leads to a number of “asymptomatic” (no symptoms) bladder infections. Twenty-six percent of women with diabetes have this type of bladder infection,…
 
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  • New Dietary Guidelines Call for Big Changes

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerThe same federal committee whose guidelines may have contributed to the obesity epidemic now recommends a “plant-based” diet, limits on meat consumption, dessert taxes, restrictions on snack food advertising and electronic tracking of time spent watching video screens. And for the first time, the committee believes dietary goals should take into account both environmental impact and contributions to global warming. The recommendations were developed by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a group formed to advise the…
  • Good-Bye Carbs, Hello Fats (In Moderation)

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerDogma and science have been at odds throughout history. Dogma usually gets its comeuppance as science makes its case: Think Copernicus and Galileo debunking the belief that Earth was the center of the solar system, or Pasteur proving that germs, not poisonous air, cause disease. And so it is with dietary fats, now caught in the crosshairs of science. From eggs to butter to bacon, animal fat has suffered as the bad boy of the American diet since 1997, when dietary guidelines declared it Enemy No.1. But what was the source of this…
  • Are Parasites a New Treatment for MS?

    10 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerImagine swallowing thousands of parasite eggs blended with liquid, knowing they will hatch and grow in your intestines. You might consider downing the unpleasant elixir if it helped control the symptoms of MS.MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Nerve damage is caused by an inflammatory reaction switched on by the body’s own immune system. MS affects women more than men, and is commonly diagnosed in early adulthood, but can occur at any time. The cause or trigger for the immune response is…
  • Heart Attack Survival Rate Greater When Event Occurs Outside Hospital

    9 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerIs a hospital the best place to have a heart attack? It may sound strange, but you are three times more likely to die from a major heart attack if you’re already in the hospital than if your heart attack occurs elsewhere and you’re brought to the emergency room. Of the 200,000 or so heart attacks each year known as ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, or STEMIs, about 5% -- or 10,000 – occur in hospitalized patients being treated for non-cardiac conditions such as pneumonia, cancer and surgical procedures.
  • Predicting Death: New Tools for Doctors to Manage Terminal Patients

    2 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerA cherished relative died recently, in his mid-90s, surprising the family and me with his remarkable longevity, despite multiple medical problems. As a physician, I’ve always found it difficult to predict death in old and infirm patients. Some who seemed to be on death’s doorstep rallied to resume a good quality of life, while others passed away with startling speed. Predicting death has always posed a challenge to medical practitioners. Aside from the deeply personal issues surrounding death, which affect all families,…
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala

  • The new dietary guidelines: Outrage and yawns

    Dr. Ayala
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:05 am
    Every five years the US government puts forth new dietary guidelines. The reaction tends to split between disappointment with the lack of change and outrage when recommendations actually do change – how come we were advised something now deemed untrue? And if experts can’t be certain and consistent why bother with dietary guidelines at all?
  • Distracted driving, distracted eating

    Dr. Ayala
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    We seem to be eating most of our meals while doing something else. And while eating might take your mind off the road, traffic also takes your mind off your food. Eating slows your reaction time to dangers on the road. Driving slows your reaction time to food.
  • Chocolate: A treat for Valentine’s Day or the cure for aging brains?

    Dr. Ayala
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
    It doesn’t take much to persuade me to eat chocolate. Chocolate is my favorite treat, and to me, all worthwhile desserts are nothing more than chocolate delivery systems. So I welcome chocolate in starring roles in eat-for-your-health studies.
  • Two different paths to obesity, and what they have in common

    Dr. Ayala
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:31 am
    A new article explains that obesity is caused by two distinctive mechanisms, and understanding these different causes might help with targeting a more tailored solution.
  • 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?
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    mobihealthnews

  • Misinformation about Apple Watch’s health features spreads

    Brian Dolan
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Apple hasn’t changed any of the health sensors or features of its soon-to-launch Apple Watch device since it first announced it last fall. That may be common knowledge to most, but there seems to be a growing number of people who believe Apple scrapped its health features in February. Well, it didn’t. A few weeks ago […]
  • Novo Nordisk talks up its broader strategy for diabetes marketing

    Jonah Comstock
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:47 am
    Going “beyond the pill” doesn’t just mean devising new digital technologies to market a drug or promote medication adherence with software tools. Sometimes it means engaging patients in their patient journey long before a drug enters into the equation — and hoping it pays dividends later on. Jeremy Shepler, senior director of diabetes marketing at Novo […]
  • Survey: 67 percent of seniors want to access healthcare at home

    Aditi Pai
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    Sixty seven percent of seniors want to access healthcare service from home, although 66 percent of seniors do not think current available technology is sufficient for them to do so, according to an Accenture survey of 354 US seniors, aged 65 and over who are receiving Medicare benefits. The survey was fielded between May and June 2014. […]
  • Jawbone partners with Huawei, echoing Under Armour’s HTC deal

    Aditi Pai
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has begun this week, and already, two companies, HTC and Huawei, have unveiled new fitness tracker devices. HTC’s new device, called the HTC Grip is the company’s first activity tracking wristworn wearable. The tracker is powered by Under Armour’s newly launched app, UA Record, which integrates data from other health apps […]
  • ChartSpan raises $1.7M for mobile PHR, aims to launch paid analytics tool this year

    Aditi Pai
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Greenville, South Carolina-based ChartSpan has raised $1.7 million in a round led by existing investor, Byrne Medical’s Don Byrne. This brings the company’s total funding to just under $3 million. The Iron Yard, a digital health accelerator that incubated ChartSpan, contributed to ChartSpan’s previous round. The company offers patients a personal health record (PHR) tool, which, as […]
 
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • Do You Know What You Just Put in Your Mouth? Author Patrick Di Justo Tells Reddit the Truth about Processed Junk Food

    Kelly
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:36 am
    Patrick Di Justo, author of “This is What You Just Put in Your Mouth” took to reddit last week to answer readers’ questions about the very same topic. Di Justo wrote a column in everyone’s favorite science publication, Wired magazine, where he broke down the ingredients in common household products, explaining just what those unpronounceable [...]
  • Row, Row, Row to Get Fit Like Frank Underwood (It’s Better Than Spinning!)

    Jessica Tholmer
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:56 am
    Oh, boy. House of Cards is back this week, and who isn’t excited? The extremely popular television show premiered on Netflix two years ago, and even though we got a brief flirtation with a third season, our long wait is finally over. Though we all appreciate the entertainment value in House of Cards (or any Netflix-binge-worthy show), [...]
  • Sunny Side Up Breakfast Sandwich: Because We are Free to Eat Egg Yolks Again!

    Brandi Koskie
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    While most people like to take advantage of sleeping in on a weekend morning, I roll out of bed and start cooking. Similar to most other families, mine is a crazy kind of busy all week. But on Saturdays we get one another’s undivided attention over a hearty breakfast that fuels our equally busy weekends. [...]
  • Kiss Those Egg White Omelets Goodbye! Dietary Guidelines Will No Longer Prohibit Dietary Cholesterol

    Mary
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the panel of experts who review the Dietary Guidelines for revision every five years (published most recently in 2010), will change their recommendation about dietary cholesterol in the report they will send to the federal government in the next few weeks. The current guidelines, and those of the past 40 [...]
  • 3 Exercises to Improve Your Sex Life

    Kelly
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Marathon sex sessions are a great way to spend your Valentine’s Day, or any day for that matter, but nothing will throw a bucket of ice water on your roll in the hay like needing to take a break to shake out a muscle cramp. Sex can be a great way to get your heart [...]
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    Blogged Arteries

  • The Faces of First Tuesdays

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:47 pm
    A snapshot of a few of the 300 physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members who came to be lobbyists for a day at the February 2015 First Tuesdays at the Capitol. Register now for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Announcing TMA PracticeEdge

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Texas Physicians to Benefit from First-Of-Its Kind Organization Created by Texas Medical Association and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas  TMA PracticeEdge to Offer Physicians Options... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Doctors Are In the House - First Tuesdays - Feb. 3, 2015

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:56 pm
    [View the story "Docs Share TMA's Healthy Vision 2020 at First Tuesdays at the Capitol" on Storify]http://feeds.feedburner.com/bloggedarteries [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Emergency Response Protocols for Suspected Ebola in Urgent Care and Primary Care Settings

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
      By Brian B. Rogers1, DO, MPH; David M. Weitzman1,3, MD; Gregory S. Buzard2, PhD; Alexandra Boyd-Rogers Publisher's Note: Dr. Rogers and his colleagues prepared these protocols to help... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A "Bright New Day" for VA Health Care?

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    (DALLAS) - The issue of veterans’ access to timely health care returned to the American Medical Association House of Delegates this weekend in a far more positive light than it enjoyed five months... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Health in 30

  • Misleading Food Labels: It’s a Big Deal

    admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Reading the list of ingredients is more important than reading the front of the food label. Food labels can be confusing and misleading   The description on the front of a food label may be quite different than the actual ingredients. A food label may look “healthy” because the packaging and the wording are precisely created to capture your attention. Picture this You’re walking through the bread aisle and you see wording on a label, that says “heart healthy,” “winner best food award” given by a popular magazine, “100% whole…
  • Heart Disease in Women: It’s a Big Deal

    admin
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:17 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Heart disease in women is a big deal. The number one killer of women is heart disease. In the United States, 1 in 4 women dies from heart disease. This post addresses signs and symptoms of a heart attack in womenimportant numbers you ought to know, and ways to help reduce stress by focusing on you. #Take15Minutes each day for YOU. Ladies, love your heart. It’s important to know your numbers, and spend time each day to focus on YOU. #Take15Mintues    Heart Attack Signs and Symptoms 1. Chest pain or discomfort that doesn’t go away or changes…
  • 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…
 
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    Turbulence Training

  • Weekend Big Macs and Monday Workout

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    About the weekend.It's OK if you get off track once in a while. It's minor damage that can be dealt with. If one pound of fat is 3500 calories, you'd have to eat an extra 7 Big Mac's to gain a pound. That's an excessive amount of calories…so don't worry, you didn't overeat by 7 Big Macs over the weekend. You didn't really gain a pound of fat. Maybe you ate a little more, but it's the salt
  • Leveraging and chipping away at Streaks

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:36 am
    Streaking Update 1) Write 3000 words per day I almost got off track this morning, spent too much time thinking and planning out some other work issues, before I finally settled in to writing. But my deadlines kept me honest and I got a couple of projects done early. I also pushed back my workout to late morning, a rarity, and I made sure to leverage everything I write into multiple
  • Deads and depressed friends

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    Dandy deadlifting was done on Friday. The morning started great with lots of writing, then a big breakfast of walnuts, coconut oil, and cacao nibs. That's my version of cereal. Alas, I washed it down with a Coke Zero because I needed a high-voltage jump start for the deads.Forgive me my diet sin!Then it was off to a local LA Fitness around 10am. It's right beside where the Phillies have
  • #1 butt exercise to avoid

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Ol' Bally the Dog, my crazy Canadian chocolate lab, enjoys sniffing butts. He makes no apologiez. That's what dogs do. I, on the other hand, prefer just to look at them. I'm a bit of a butt expert. Show me a nice butt and I can accurately predict that person's workout routine. And if you show me a flat butt, or one that squishes out sideways or droops down instead of curving back
  • Shoulders and Streaking in Florida

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    Had a great experimental workout today, putting together some new ideas for the May TT workout of the month. 1A) KB Snatch1B) Yoga Stretches2A) KB 1-Arm Standing Overhead Press2B) Slam Ball100 rep circuit3A) Slam Ball - 20 reps3B) Total Body Extension - 60 reps3C) Pushups - 20 resp Streaking Update 1) Write 3000 words per day Morning writing: Finished George Washington section...but went
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    Health Wonk Review

  • Health Wonk Review - upcoming hosts

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:02 am
    March 12, 2015 - Brad Wright at Wright on Health March 26, 2015 - Jennifer Salopek at Wing of Zock
  • New Health Wonk Review at Health Business Blog

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:56 am
    David Williams has posted Health Wonk Review: Happy 10th anniversary edition at Health Business Blog.
  • New Health Wonk Review at Health System Ed Blog

    11 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Peggy Salvatore has posted Valentine’s Edition of Health Wonk Review: For Health Policy Lovers Everywhere at Health System Ed Blog.
  • New Health Wonk Review at Healthcare Economist

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Jason Shafrin has posted Health Wonk Review: Super Bowl Edition at Healthcare Economist.
  • Health Wonk Review Archives: 2006-2014

    10 Jan 2015 | 1:40 am
    February 26, 2015 - David Williams at Health Business Blog February 12, 2015 - Peggy Salvatore at Health System Ed Blog January 29, 2015 - Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist 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…
 
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    Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

  • Republicans: "We Have a Plan For Fixing Health Care" If the Supreme Court Eliminates Subsidies in as Many as 37 States––It Won't Be So Simple

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    Key Senate Republican committee chairman Orrin Hatch (UT), John Barrasso (WY), and Lamar Alexander (TN) have an op-ed in the Washington Post today saying they have a plan if millions of Americans lose their Obamacare subsidies this summer. First, I have no idea how the Court will rule, likely in late June. While it is hard for me to see Chief Justice John Roberts voting to strike a major blow to
  • Obamacare is "Working a Little Better Than We Expected"––Judge for Yourself

    18 Feb 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Here is what President Obama said in a recent video, "The Affordable Care Act is working. It's working a little better than we expected." On Tuesday, the administration announced that 11.4 million people signed up for Obamacare in the second open enrollment. That number is higher than the number that will ultimately pay for their coverage and complete the enrollment. Even after they complete
  • A Detailed Analysis of the Republican Alternative to Obamacare

    10 Feb 2015 | 6:58 pm
    House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton along with Senate Finance Chairman Orin Hatch and Senator Richard Burr have outlined what is, at least for now, the Republican alternative to Obamacare. Republicans will now argue they have a better health insurance reform plan and that Obamacare should be repealed and replaced by it––particularly if the Supreme Court plunges the new health law into
  • 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
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    HealthBlawg :: David Harlow's Health Care Law Blog

  • Lessons from the Anthem breach

    David Harlow
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:39 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • ONC, Interoperability, and the 2/6/2015 #HITsm Tweetchat

    David Harlow
    3 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Privacy and Security and the Internet of Things

    David Harlow
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:27 pm
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Better, Smarter, Healthier: Medicare and Value Based Purchasing

    David Harlow
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:49 pm
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • 2015 Health IT Predictions and Reflections

    David Harlow
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
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    InsureBlog

  • Five Little Words: An Epiphany

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    "Exchange established by the State under 1311"I've always believed the adage that "words mean things;" that is, words have meaning and one should be careful in how they're used. Sometimes, silence is golden: not speaking can communicate better than words.In the original series opening of Star Trek, William Shatner speaks of the ship's "5 year mission." That always struck me as self-limiting: what if it had been picked up for a 6th season? Would Captain Kirk have become Captain Steubing?Likewise, in The Next Generation, Patrick Stewart calls it an "on-going mission," an unnecessary redundancy.
  • Rationing the MVNHS©

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    In response to yesterday's post on the apparent death-spiral of the Much Vaunted National Health System©, frequent (and valued) commenter John Fembup observed that this is not really news; in fact, Dr David Owens (former chief of the Service) noted the likely future 40 years ago:"The National Health Service is a rationed service. There will never be a government or a country that has enough resources to meet all the demands any nation will make on a national health service."That quote, by the way, comes from a report of the annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences in DC in 1976.It…
  • MVNHS© Circling the Drain?

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    While prognosticators opine breathlessly on the potential Halbig/King/Burwell fallout, it may be instructive to cast our eyes eastward to see how Britain's Much Vaunted National Health System© is faring:"NHS may be forced to abandon free healthcare for all, says Britain's top doctor"Wait, what?That can't be good.Surely he's overstating the case, right?Not so much:"If the NHS continues to function as it does now, it’s going to really struggle to cope because the model of delivery and service that we have at the moment is not fit for the future."Turns out, if something's "free" it's likely…
  • Health Wonk Review: Decade edition

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:40 am
    The venerable Health Wonk Review celebrates its 10th anniversary, and I can think of no one more fitting to present it than David Williams. His own blog also turns 10 this weekend (we beat him by a month), so he's a natural to host this very special 'Review.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Gruberized

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:18 pm
    This just in ........Massachusetts' governor has fired Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber from a board that oversees the state's health insurance exchange, a source confirmed to the Washington Examiner.Gruber ignited a controversy last December when a series of videos surfaced where the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor discussed the “stupidity of the American voter” was vital to passing the 2010 Affordable Care Act. - Washington ExaminerI guess he feels really stupid now.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
 
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    Health Business Blog

  • Happy 10th birthday to the Health Business Blog!

    dewe67
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    Happy 10th birthday to the Health Business Blog The Health Business Blog has turned 10 years old! Continuing a tradition I established with birthdays one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight and nine I have picked out a favorite post from each month. Thanks for continuing to read the blog! March 2014: All 9 Candidates For Mass. Gov: Where Do They Stand on Health Care? I did my part for democracy by persuading each of the nine candidates for Governor of Massachusetts to be interviewed by me about healthcare policy. We had some notable healthcare bigwigs in the race including…
  • Health Wonk Review: Happy 10th anniversary edition

    dewe67
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
    10 years old and still hitting the mark The Health Business Blog turns 10 years old this weekend, so I thought I’d celebrate by hosting the Health Wonk Review. And some fine submissions have come in. Is that the best you could do? I’m no lawyer, butKing v. Burwell, which could overturn ObamaCare subsidies in states that lack their own exchanges, is ridiculous on its face. Of course Congress didn’t intend to deprive people of subsidies based on whether their exchange was state or federal. Managed Care Matters does a nice job of laying out just how lame the plaintiffs are. If…
  • Thomas Jefferson embraces telehealth

    dewe67
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Just slightly ahead of their time Thomas Jefferson was an innovative guy, so I guess it should come as no surprise that his namesake university in Philadelphia is embracing telehealth in a big way. Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals CEO Dr. Stephen Klasko is in a hurry to transform healthcare delivery, and sees telehealth as a key enabler. TJ has gone so far as to invest in American Well, the telehealth platform company I’ve profiled in the past. Klasko is focused on keeping patients out of the hospital and especially the emergency department. He also sees the potential to make…
  • Call for submissions: Health Wonk Review

    dewe67
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:37 am
    I’ll be hosting this week’s Health Wonk Review blog carnival. Please submit your entry by Wednesday morning, February 25. You can use the contact form on the Health Business Group website.
  • par8o CEO Daniel Palestrant on matching healthcare supply and demand

    dewe67
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    par8o CEO Daniel Palestrant https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/hbdew0029-david-e-williams-interviews-par8o-ceo-daniel-palestrant.mp3 While running Sermo, an online physician community he cofounded, Dr. Daniel Palestrant came up with the idea for a healthcare operating system, using the Pareto principle to match supply and demand. After selling Sermo, he turned his attention to applying these concepts in a new company, par8o. par8o has recently raised a Series A financing round and is beginning to publicize its work. In this podcast interview, Palestrant answers my questions about…
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    The Population Health Blog

  • The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up!

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Happy Anniversary to the Health Business Blog. And what better way to celebrate the occasion than by hosting the Health Wonk Review.  David Williams' linked summary has the best of brainy health policy wonkery from around the web.Enjoy! 
  • The Third Wave, Informatics, Quantum Mechanics and Health Care Reform

    23 Feb 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Schrödinger's catWhile the Population Health Blog continues to mull the promise vs. reality of Alvin Toffler's book on The Third Wave "Information" Age, it's been struck by the observation that any Wave's ideals are often applied to institutions. It's a classic chicken vs. egg self-reinforcing feedback loop. For example, during the Second Wave, the industrial mindset gave rise to bureaucracies.  Which prompts the PHB to wonder if the electronic health record (EHR) was the inevitable result of the Third Information Wave, or its…
  • mHealth Apps to Monitor Recently Discharged Patients

    16 Feb 2015 | 6:46 pm
    After knee surgery: how do youmonitor this patient at home?The "this paper" link in the original post directed readers to the wrong web site.  It's been corrected and the PHB apologizes for the error)While the Population Health Blog is tantalized by the prospect of healthcare consumers using mHealth apps to lower costs, increase quality and improve care, it wanted to better understand their real-world value propositions.  Are app-empowered patients less likely to use the emergency room? Do they have a higher survival rate?  Do they have higher…
  • The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up

    12 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    Peggy Salvatore at the Health System Ed blog hosts the latest version that's been aptly titled the Valentine Edition of the Health Wonk Review: For Health Policy Lovers Everywhere. The aw shucks PHB is there with other blogging luminaries who are embracing topics that run from the cells of women to health-worker strikes.
  • The End of Power Health Care?

    10 Feb 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Corporate titans enjoyingthe good old days.While Moses Naim's The End of Power devotes only a few pages to medicine, it's still provocative and worthwhile reading for anyone involved in the delivery of health care.As the Population Health Blog understands it, the book's central thesis is that traditional "power" is being disrupted by the three modern trends of "more," "mobility" and "mentality." We live in an unprecedented era of more (relative widespread wealth, have an astonishing ability to move goods, services, information and ourselves around the globe (mobility) and are far less…
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    e-CareManagement blog

  • 7 Questions Are Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform Ecosystem — HIN Article

    Vince Kuraitis
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    My article “Seven Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform Ecosystem” is published in the February 2015 issue of Healthcare Innovation News. You can download a copy of the article by clicking here. Accompanying PowerPoint slides are available here. Table of contents for the series--The Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) EcosystemPatient Digital Health Platforms…A First TakeWill Apple’s Strategic Beachhead Be Doctors, Not Patients?PowerPoint — 7 Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem7 Questions Are Shaping the Patient…
  • 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…
 
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    Colorado Health Insurance Insider

  • A Tenth Anniversary Health Wonk Review at Health Business Blog

    Louise Norris
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Health Business Blog was one of the sites we used to read even before we started our own blog in 2006 – and we’ve been reading it ever since.  It’s turning ten this weekend (where does the time go?!) and to celebrate, David hosted the Health Wonk Review this week.   There are lots of great […] The post A Tenth Anniversary Health Wonk Review at Health Business Blog appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Health Wonk Review at Health Business Blog Health…
  • 2016 Open Enrollment finalized, plus a special enrollment period in 40 states

    Louise Norris
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Be ready! The post 2016 Open Enrollment finalized, plus a special enrollment period in 40 states appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: 2015 Obamacare Open Enrollment is November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015 Create a special enrollment period for those who file taxes after February 15 and owe a penalty Open enrollment should continue into the new year – every year
  • Gaming Obamacare isn’t as easy as it sounds

    Louise Norris
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Yesterday, The Federalist published an article titled Five Easy Ways To Game Obamacare.  It’s an interesting article, but we thought it might be helpful to add detail about some of the problems with the strategies mentioned. Gaming Obamacare may turn out to be more costly and difficult than you imagine. Buy nine, get three free The idea here is that […] The post Gaming Obamacare isn’t as easy as it sounds appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Reference…
  • Create a special enrollment period for those who file taxes after February 15 and owe a penalty

    Louise Norris
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Open enrollment ended yesterday, but there are widespread extensions in most exchanges through the end of this week or even the end of the month in some states.  Connect for Health Colorado shared a tweet and facebook update Sunday evening, clarifying that for anyone who had begun the enrollment process but didn’t have it finished by […] The post Create a special enrollment period for those who file taxes after February 15 and owe a penalty appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • Take heart – there’s plenty of good stuff in this HWR

    Louise Norris
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    Peggy Salvatore hosted the Valentine’s Day edition of the Health Wonk Review, and you don’t want to miss it.  Here are some of my favorites in this week’s HWR: Writing at Health Affairs, Ron Pollack from Families USA demonstrates the ways that the context of the ACA clearly makes subsidies available in every state.  SCOTUS is […] The post Take heart – there’s plenty of good stuff in this HWR appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Colorado…
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    Healthcare Economist

  • Measles kills more kids that AIDS

    Jason Shafrin
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Globally, measles is a significant killer of kids and the threat is growing in the US as vaccination rates decrease.  Citing a Global Burden of Disease study published in the Lancet, Wonk Blog reports that in 2013 measles killed over 82,000 children under age 5.  This puts measles as #7 on the list of the top causes of child death.  
  • Friday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:21 pm
    £300m for dementia research. Drug-resistant malaria on the rise? Pregnancy tester + nanotechnology. Dentists lose a monopoly. The end of p-values. Time bombs under the streets.
  • HWR is up

    Jason Shafrin
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:16 am
    David Williams has posted Health Wonk Review: Happy 10th anniversary edition at Health Business Blog. It’s Health Business Blog’s 10 year anniversary so be sure to stop by to read David’s post and wish him well – 10 years Internet time is a veritable eon!  
  • The end of wearables?

    Jason Shafrin
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Wearable technology is all the rage.  There was even a recent paper in JAMA about wearable technology.  However, will wearables soon to be old news?  What is the future?  Joe Kvedar gives his thoughts on the topic: Thus, we have plentiful pedometer apps…We’ve also solved how to run these apps in the background without disrupting the phone tasks or draining the battery. So, is it time to ask, “do we really need fitness wearables anymore? I’d frame the question a different way. Is the future of patient-generated data migrating to the mobile phone (the proverbial digital Swiss…
  • Narrow Networks

    Jason Shafrin
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:26 pm
    One of the ways health plans in the health insurance exchanges have been able to keep premiums down is through offering beneficiaries very narrow networks. By steering patients towards “efficient” doctors, premiums stay low. However, patients may worry that these “low cost” doctors are lower quality than those outside of the network. The tradeoff between cost and quality is one health policy wonks have wrestled with for many years. In an attempt to ensure quality and access to care is adequate, CMS has instituted a number of checks on network adequacy. Tim Jost writes…
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  • Health Wonk Review & a roundup of other noteworthy news

    Julie Ferguson
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:55 am
    David Williams has posted Health Wonk Review: Happy 10th anniversary edition at Health Business Blog. There's a great crop of articles - plus, kudos to David, he is celebrating his 10-year blogging anniversary. If you're interested in the business of health, his blog should be on your short list. He covers everything from medical devices and pharma to health care...
  • WCRI, Inside Baseball in California, Patient Records in New Jersey and Who's Managing What Care

    Tom Lynch
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am
    The WCRI Annual Issues and Research Conference gets underway a week from today in Boston. The conference and Lynch Ryan are each in their 31st year, but, truth to tell, the first WCRI conference could have been held in a telephone booth (not The Tardis). We wrote about this conference a couple of weeks ago, so no need to cover...
  • Peter Rousmaniere's Seismic Shifts in Workers' Comp: A Thought-Provoking Call To Arms

    Tom Lynch
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:44 pm
    In the mid-1980s, workers' compensation underwent a management revolution. Until then, employers bought insurance policies, and when injuries occurred passed the baton to their carriers. Then they went back to making widgets trusting that the carriers would take care of everything. That didn't work out so well, and costs took a rocket ride to the moon. Across America, employers looked...
  • Valentine's Edition of Health Wonk Review

    Julie Ferguson
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    Peggy Salvatore hosts an excellent Valentine's Edition of Health Wonk Review at Health System Ed Blog. Peggy describes it as being "For Health Policy Lovers Everywhere." Controversies over the Affordable Care Act, more familiarly known as Obamacare, continue to be a key theme in entries, but there are many other topics: the Anthem data breach, pharmaceuticals and medical ethics to...
  • The WCRI Annual Conference: May The Weather Gods Cooperate

    Tom Lynch
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:12 pm
    As Bostonians try to dig out from the most snow ever recorded in a 30-day period in Boston, we look forward to the WCRI's upcoming Annual Conference at the Westin Copley Place Hotel on Thursday and Friday, March 5th and 6th. More about the snow a little later, but first the conference. This year, the conference theme's title is Resilience...
 
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    Health Beat by Maggie Mahar

  • Look Into This Surgeon’s Face . . .

    Maggie Mahar
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:34 am
    Below, a photo from: Faith in Humanity @TheWorldStories · Feb 16 A Heart surgeon resting after a  23-hour long  (successful) heart transplant. His assistant is sleeping in the corner Clearly, he has given his all.  Imagine what he would look like if the surgery had failed.  This is an unbelievably difficult job.   
  • What Doctors Should– and Should Not– Say to Obese Patients

    Maggie Mahar
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Below a remarkably candid and compelling essay by Emma Lewis titled “Why there’s no point in telling me to lose weight. ” It originally appeared in the January 2015 issue of BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal).  Hat-tip to Helen Haskell, president and founder of Mothers Against Medical Error, who sent me Lewis’ piece. In her editorial (cross-posted below), Lewis explains why she has “opted out” of the “weight-loss game.”  She confides that she has been “fat” since she was a child. She still remembers the humiliations, which continue to this day– especially…
  • Losing Weight—What the Experts Are Reluctant to Tell You – Part 1

    Maggie Mahar
    21 Feb 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Have you ever shed 15 or 25  pounds and, then, over the next year or so, put it all back on? Usually, we blame ourselves. But, as I reported on HealthBeat in 2008, physicians who treat obese and overweight patients know that only about 5% of us are able to lose weight and keep it off—even in highly controlled experimental settings where patients diet and exercise under a doctors’ supervision. Over two years, 95% of us will put the pounds back on, and in some cases, add more. A National Institutes of Health (NIH), working group study published in the January 2015 issue of the journal…
  • Over-Eating: Confusing Cause and Effect–Does Overeating CAUSE You to Re-Gain Weight, Or Do You Eat More BECAUSE You Are Overweight?

    Maggie Mahar
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Today, researchers are digging into what drives weight gain, and some are beginning to suggest that we have been confusing cause and effect. What if it’s not overeating that causes us to get fat, but the process of getting fatter that causes us to overeat?” Recently The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a provocative piece that asked precisely that question. Shortly before publishing in JAMA, the authors, summed up their argument in a New York Times Op-Ed: “Always Hungry? Here’s Why.”   There, David Ludwig, a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical…
  • The Individual Mandate: Has the Obama Administration Silently Repealed the Rule that Virtually Everyone Must Have Health Insurance?

    Maggie Mahar
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Obamacare’s critics continue to argue that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will self-destruct.  Now, some claim that the mandate that uninsured Americans must purchase coverage– or pay a stiff fine— is so riddled with new “loopholes and exemptions,” that it no longer exists.                                             14 New Waivers When the ACA passed Congress in 2010, it offered a handful of basic exemptions to the mandate that everyone must be insured. For example, if the only comprehensive coverage available would cost more than 8% of a…
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    Health Care Renewal

  • Rideout Hospital, California: CEO Pinocchio on quality of patient care during hospital computer crash

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    EHRs and other clinical IT are touted as essential to improving safety, among many other benefits.Yet when hospital systems crash, the common refrain by hospital executives to the press, when such stories are reported, is "...but quality of care was not compromised."  In fact, I've made an indexing term for this refrain.  The following query link retrieves the posts so indexed, numbering almost 30 at present:  http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/search/label/Patient%20care%20has%20not%20been%20compromisedOne hospital in California 40 minutes north of Sacramento had a crash and…
  • Turn, Turn, Turn - Another Health Care Revolving Door Update

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    It has been a while since our last revolving door update, so it's time to take another spin.Summary of the Revolving Door Phenomenon Before we get to some cases, though, let me summarize an important article on the revolving door that came out since.  This was published by U4, the "anti-corruption resource center" NGO based in lovely Bergen, Norway.  The title was "The Revolving Door Indicator: Estimating the distortionary power of the revolving door."  Although it's main point was to summarize a new measure the importance of the revolving door in a particular economic sector,…
  • Did You Ever Notice?

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:32 pm
    To quote the late 60 Minutes curmudgeon Andy Rooney, "did you ever notice" how documentary movies--we could extend this to all sorts of documentation as Lancet does it far better than any American medical journals--on anechoic topics seem to come mostly from the Brits?A telling new example: the just-released film The Widowmaker, found both here online and in a few E and W Coast theaters. (Real world locations given at above link. Seemingly, and sadly, no red states need apply.)Widowmaker, boasting fine production values and an 'A' team of Gillian Anderson (fittingly of…
  • Promoting Amphetamines for Over-Eating - What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    Every day seems to bring the latest breathlessly touted innovation in modern health care.  The endless hawking of new health care wonders is beginning to inspire some skepticism, but maybe not enough.The Promotion of Vyvanse for Binge Eating Disorder For example, at the end of January, 2015, reports of the first ever drug therapy for binge eating disorder appeared.  For example, see Jonathan Rockoff writing in the Wall Street JournalShire PLC’s drug Vyvanse became the first drug approved for sale in the U.S. to treat some of the estimated 2.8 million adults who have a binge-eating…
  • Timing Discharges to Maximize Revenue - "Corruption" of Corporate Long-Term Hospitals?

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    A recent Wall Street Journal article that focused on a quirk in US Medicare payment rules that may be gamed by long-term hospitals also revealed the plight of physicians employed by such hospitals, and worse, the danger posed by such gaming to patients.Discharging Patients at Particular Times Maximizes Hospital RevenueHere is how the rule works: Under Medicare rules, long-term acute-care hospitals like Kindred’s typically receive smaller payments for what is considered a short stay, until a patient hits a threshold. After that threshold, payment jumps to a lump sum meant to cover the full…
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    Medical Connectivity

  • Some Funky Cybersecurity Math

    William Hyman
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Assessing the magnitude and significance of cyber threats has at least two important purposes. One is to determine the extent of measures that have been or should be taken to respond to or counter the threat. This is part of the rational deployment of resources across the multiple risks that we face, whether cyber or otherwise. In this regard it is simply not possible or necessary to respond to all risks with equal vigor. A second purpose can be to communicate threat significance to or among interested parties. For such communication there is a tendency to reduce complex, multifaceted issues…
  • 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…
 
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    Health in 30

  • Misleading Food Labels: It’s a Big Deal

    admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Reading the list of ingredients is more important than reading the front of the food label. Food labels can be confusing and misleading   The description on the front of a food label may be quite different than the actual ingredients. A food label may look “healthy” because the packaging and the wording are precisely created to capture your attention. Picture this You’re walking through the bread aisle and you see wording on a label, that says “heart healthy,” “winner best food award” given by a popular magazine, “100% whole…
  • Heart Disease in Women: It’s a Big Deal

    admin
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:17 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Heart disease in women is a big deal. The number one killer of women is heart disease. In the United States, 1 in 4 women dies from heart disease. This post addresses signs and symptoms of a heart attack in womenimportant numbers you ought to know, and ways to help reduce stress by focusing on you. #Take15Minutes each day for YOU. Ladies, love your heart. It’s important to know your numbers, and spend time each day to focus on YOU. #Take15Mintues    Heart Attack Signs and Symptoms 1. Chest pain or discomfort that doesn’t go away or changes…
  • 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…
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  • Optimize Workflow in Your Practice with Medical Management Software

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    The right package can help you create less work for your staff. It can also increase patient satisfaction. With new technology, Medical Management Software can help to streamline your practice and improve efficiency in a number of ways. This guide will help you compare the various options on the market and make sure the software you choose has the capabilities you need.Request Free!
  • How Practices Save an Average $7.5M Per Year with Medical Management Software

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Key benefits of medical management software you can expect:Simple and Effective Data ManagementEfficient Billing and Claims ProceduresGreater Scheduling EfficiencyBetter Quality Patient CareRequest Free!
  • Coordinating Health and Human Services

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Addressing the factors that influence individual wellness has the potential to contain or reduce healthcare and social program costs, and technology can play a role in helping states and cities improve program results.Request Free!
  • The Essentials of Healthcare IT

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:50 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:The Adobe EchoSign Advantage for HealthcareExecutive Guide: Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Social CollaborationThe Case for Mobile Security ManagementProtecting Critical DNS Infrastructure Against AttackRequest Free!
  • How to Market to Medical Group Professionals

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    This report provides an overview of advertising tactics that help you reach MGMA members directly from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)—the go-to resource representing 33,000 medical practice administrators who are the gatekeepers to 385,000 physicians in organizations across the U.S. Download your free copy now.Request Free!
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    The Vitals Blog

  • Status Update on The Doctor Patient Relationship

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    There are few things more precious than the doctor patient relationship. But, at a time of year when love is supposedly in the air, most Americans report that they aren’t too fond of their physicians. Take a look below to find out how people find Dr. Right – and what their grounds are for breaking […]
  • Stroke Under 40

    Vitals
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Guest post by Maureen Faille For as long as I can remember, I always dealt with headaches and migraines.  Cold towels, dark rooms, warm baths and trips to the doctor’s office and emergency room became second nature to me. At one doctor’s visit, I found out that I have an irregular heartbeat also known as […]
  • A History of Flu Outbreaks

    Deborah Cruz
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Influenza is not going anywhere, anytime soon. While we’ve been able to eradicate the measles, smallpox and the Black Plague, flu pandemics continue to occur over and over again throughout history. In fact, since 1918, there have been four major flu pandemics, each with completely different characteristics. The good news is that while the flu once […]
  • 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 […]
 
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    Ivor Kovic, M.D.

  • Ultrasound guided peripheral venous access video lecture

    Ivor Kovic
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:48 am
    My dear readers, if you even exist anymore :-), I have neglected you. For that I am sorry. My last post was more than a year ago. A year in which I maybe some big changes in my life and career. I have moved to the United Kingdom and currently have a new, cool and shiny job. My time is divided between emergency department and medical simulation suite. So I get to do all the things I love, seeing patients, teaching others, playing with high fidelity manikins and conducting small and sweet IT projects. During the last year or so, I have gone nuts for point of care ultrasound (POCUS). When I am…
  • CPR PRO® Device Reduces Rescuer Fatigue during CPR

    Ivor Kovic
    17 Jul 2013 | 9:44 am
    We have just published an article in The Journal of Emergency Medicine titled “CPR PRO® Device Reduces Rescuer Fatigue during Continuous Chest Compression Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Randomized Crossover Trial Using a Manikin Model” This is the first trial to test the benefits of the device I have invented and have been developing the last couple of years. This device is called CPR PRO and is intended to allow rescuers to performed better chest compressions. Here is the summary of the article: 1. Why is this topic important? Rescuers are often required to perform…
  • Taking 100.000 lives per year in the UK

    Ivor Kovic
    8 Mar 2013 | 11:41 am
    Do you know who is the infamous killer from the title? AIDS? No Lung cancer? No Breast cancer? No All of them combined? No, its sudden cardiac arrest. Watch a short documentary about the massive loss of life in the UK due to sudden cardiac arrest and ways that the death rate can be dramatically reduced. Help the goal to place 500 public access AEDs across the UK. Learn and perform better quality CPR with our CPR PRO mobile app. Learn how AEDs work and practice using these lifesaving machines with our AED Trainer app.
  • Resuscitation 2012

    Ivor Kovic
    15 Oct 2012 | 2:49 pm
    Tomorrow I will be travelling to Vienna, Austria to take part in the Resuscitation 2012 congress organised by the European Resuscitation Council. At this annual congress, which will take place from Thursday 18 October until Saturday 20 October 2012, I will be one of the members of the official Social Media Team. Our team will work HARD&FAST to bring you all the news and updates live during the Resuscitation 2012 congress. Follow us across all our networks: Blog Facebook Twitter –  use #erc12vienna hashtag to be heard! Vimeo Flickr
  • Podcast: Bringing CPR into schools

    Ivor Kovic
    18 Sep 2012 | 5:38 am
    A week ago, Resuscitation Council UK, together with the British Heart Foundation and the famous football player Fabrice Muamba, presented a 100,000-signature petition to Downing Street in order to make CPR mandatory part of school curriculum in the United Kingdom. European Resuscitation Council spoke with Dr. Andrew Lockey, representative of Resuscitation Council, about their efforts to increase survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest in the UK by educating thousands of school children. To find out how you can help, visit the BHF website. Read one of my older posts, to learn what happened to…
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    The Search Principle: views are my own

  • A Joint CHLA-MLA research collaboration wins the 2015 “Ida and George Eliot Prize”

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

  • Why Patient Autonomy Is Critical To Good Health Care

    Dr. Val Jones
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    Many of the patients that I treat have brain injuries. Whether caused by a stroke, car accident, fall, or drug overdose, their rehab course has taught me one thing: nobody likes to be forced to do things against their will. Even the most devastated brains seem to remain dimly aware of their loss of independence and buck against it. Sadly, the hospital environment is designed for staff convenience, not patient autonomy. In the course of one of my recent days, I witnessed a few patient-staff exchanges that sent me a clear message. First was a young man with a severe brain injury who was…
  • Cartoon: How Some Surgeons Behave In The O.R.

    Dr. Val Jones
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:57 am
  • Cartoon: Why A Patient’s Time May Be More Valuable Than Her Physician’s

    Dr. Val Jones
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:36 am
  • Documenting To Death: Are EMRs Eroding The Soul Of Medicine?

    Dr. Val Jones
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:55 am
    Electronic medical record systems (EMRs) have become a part of the work flow for more than half of all physicians in the U.S. and incentives are in place to bring that number up to 100% as soon as possible. Some hail this as a giant leap forward for healthcare, and in theory that is true. Unfortunately, EMRs have not yet achieved their potential in practice – as I have discussed in my recent blog posts about “how an EMR gave my patient syphillis,” in the provocative “EMRs are ground zero for the deterioration of patient care,” and in my explanation of how…
  • Cartoon: Electronic Medical Errors May Be Impossible To Erase

    Dr. Val Jones
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
 
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    Medgadget

  • Promoting Functional Neural Repair Using 3D Printed Nerve Guidance Conduits (VIDEO)

    Iris Kulbatski
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Neural repair following peripheral nerve damage is limited, often necessitating surgical autografts to bridge injury gaps. However, autografts are not always readily available, and are associated with side effects when sourced from donors. In recent years, the use of nerve guidance conduits (NGCs) has been explored as an alternative option for enabling peripheral nerve regeneration. While promising, current designs are not as efficacious as autografts and are limited by a narrow range of options for materials and designs. Researchers from the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of…
  • Power Vest Helps Caregivers to Assist Weak Patients

    Editors
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:19 am
    Hospitalized patients and folks under the care of others often need help getting out of bed, standing up from a chair, and to move around. The best tools for this is still another person’s arms and back to do the heavy lifting. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology in Germany are working on a special “soft robot” vest that can help save the backs of caregivers while giving them superhuman strength. The device is powered by the wearer’s own movements, storing power when the carer bends down to help someone and…
  • New Molecule Binds to Cancer’s DNA, Prevents Replication

    Editors
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    Researches at Bielefeld University in Germany have come upon a new method of disrupting the spread of cancer using molecules that bind to DNA. The team developed a synthetic molecule that has two ions of copper at one end. The copper ions are attracted to the phosphate components of the DNA, binding to the large molecule and altering its functionality. The attached molecule alters the ability of a cell to use the DNA correctly, causing it to make errors while preventing the normal copying of the genetic material. The team initially confirmed that the new molecule binds to DNA and prevents…
  • IntelliSense Bone Drill With Auto Depth Measurement and Edge Detection FDA Cleared (VIDEO)

    Editors
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    McGinley Orthopaedic Innovations, a Casper, Wyoming company, won FDA clearance for its IntelliSense orthopedic surgical drill. The device simplifies the drilling process, automatically providing the surgeon information about the location of the drill bit relative to the bone it’s moving through. This can help to completely eliminate the need to manually gauge the depth of the drill hole. The drill is capable of detecting when the bit is passing through the bony cortex of the distal layer, signaling to the surgeon when near the edge of a bone. This prevents over-penetration and helps…
  • New Way of Untangling DNA Discovered

    Editors
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:02 pm
    The DNA is a highly tangled string that even seasoned fishermen would be impressed by. Conventional DNA sequencing breaks up the molecule into tiny pieces that are then reconstructed using a computer. DNA mapping relies on longer sections to identify the general structure of a string, but stretching out this complicated molecule has been a challenge. Now researchers at  Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium have worked out a new technique of unraveling DNA into a flat string that can be easily studied. This new “rolling droplet” method involves injecting a DNA…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Keratitis and Contact Lens Use - CDC video

    16 Feb 2015 | 5:04 am
    Misuse of contact lenses (wearing them too long, not cleaning them properly) causes 1 million eye infections/yr in US. "Contact lenses offer many benefits, but they are not risk-free. Keratitis can be a scary infection, but it is preventable if people follow healthy habits and take care of their eyes and their lenses". Some bad habits, such as sleeping with contact lenses, failing to clean and replace lens solution frequently, and letting contact lenses get wet while swimming or in the shower, greatly raises the risk for keratitis. People who wear their contact lenses overnight are more than…
  • Tracking Sleep With Wearables Literally Changed My Life - The Medical Futurist

    14 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    From Bertalan Mesko: "I use wearable gadgets to measure the quality of my sleep and as some of the subscribers asked me how I do that in details step by step, I thought I would share the whole process and my methods in one video. I hope you will find it useful." Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Wearing a Weapon: The Football Helmet's Dangerous Evolution

    10 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    The history of how helmets arrived on the football field, from TIME: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Don't trust celebrities for health advice -- How did the anti-vaccination movement begin? (CNN video)

    9 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    How did the anti-vaccination movement begin? CNN's Deborah Feyerick takes a look at the origins behind the anti-vaccination movement and how is has impact the measles outbreak. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • How to Treat Dandruff - video by American Academy of Dermatology

    3 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Dandruff is a common scalp condition in which small pieces of dry skin flake off of the scalp. The most effective way to treat and control dandruff is to use dandruff shampoo and scalp treatments. Some patients may need to use several different shampoos in succession. Follow these tips from dermatologists to get the best results. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
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    ScienceRoll

  • Social Media in Clinical Practice: The Handbook Is Available!

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:14 am
    Since Springer published my book, Social Media in Clinical Practice, I have received amazing feedback from e-patients and medical professionals worldwide who found my handbook to be very helpful in... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • 10 Exemplary Social Media Healthcare Professional Mentors

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:09 am
    It’s always an honor being included in lists with such amazing names from Kevin, MD to Larry Chu. An excerpt from the announcement: What follows are just ten of the exemplary digital opinion... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • 12 Things We Can 3D Print in Medicine Right Now

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:58 am
    Michael Molitch-Hou kindly invited me to write an article about how 3D printing is changing medicine. It is now published on 3dprintingindustry.com. An excerpt: Kaiba Gionfriddo was born prematurely... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Ethical Issues of The Future of Medicine: The Top 10

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:43 am
    While I was writing my book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, I was constantly thinking about all the ethical issues disruptive technologies will make us face in the coming years. I’m a... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • LaBiotechMap: Smart European Biotech Database

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:59 am
    I came across an interesting website, LaBiotechMap.com, that creates a database of biotech startups. It’s really getting complicated to get a clear picture of where biotech is heading,... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
 
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • Health Affairs’ March Issue: The Benefits And Limitations Of Information

    Chris Fleming
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    The March issue of Health Affairs contains papers focusing on the benefits—and the limitations—of information-gathering processes as a way to solve health system problems. Studies in this variety issue examine US hospital rating systems, disclaimers on dietary supplements, state prescription drug monitoring programs, the value of US versus Western European cancer care, and other topics. National hospital rating systems show little agreement — what’s a consumer to do? Matt Austin of Johns Hopkins Medicine and coauthors compared four well-known national hospital rating…
  • From The Supreme Court: A Strong Endorsement Of Health Care Competition

    William Sage
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:52 am
    The Supreme Court has spoken by a 6-3 vote, with Justice Anthony Kennedy writing an opinion for the Court joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan.  In a strong, clear voice, the Court upheld the enforcement of a major federal statute against a state entity that had failed to embrace federal policy with respect to health care.  Although not formally a constitutional decision, the Court’s interpretation of congressional intent played out against the backdrop of an important constitutional question: the permissible and appropriate balance between…
  • How Many Americans Will Lose Coverage If The Supreme Court Kills The ACA Tax Credits?

    Paul von Ebers
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    In March, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear King v. Burwell, a case that challenges the authority of the federal government to provide tax credits and other financial assistance to people who buy Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage through the federal health insurance marketplace. The federal government runs the health insurance marketplace in 34 states where states chose not to set up a state-based exchange. Estimates on how many people could lose tax credits in these 34 states vary widely from 4.5 million to 13 million. After talking to executives and lobbyists for health care related…
  • Exhibit of the Month: Improving Pharmaceutical Innovation

    Tracy Gnadinger
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing “Exhibit of the Month” series. Readers who’d like to highlight other noteworthy exhibits from the same issue are encouraged to make their pitch in the comments section below. This month’s exhibits, published in the February issue of Health Affairs, illustrate annual new drug approvals by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), industry spending on research and development, and more specifically, the number of drugs approved per $1 billion spent on research and development. Exhibit 1 Exhibit 2 In the article, “Improving Pharmaceutical…
  • Health Affairs Web First: Assessing Health And Health Care Perceptions In sub-Saharan Africa

    Chris Fleming
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:26 am
    A large share of Western aid to developing countries goes to sub-Saharan Africa, a region where spending on health care is around $100 per person in 2005 price-adjusted terms. This region, which experienced large gains in life expectancy in the years following World War II, suffered health-related setbacks in the closing years of the twentieth century as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The authors of a February 25 Health Affairs Web First study used data from the Gallup Organization’s 2012 World Poll to investigate health and health care perceptions in sub-Saharan Africa compared to…
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    KevinMD.com

  • It is hard for people to swallow pills they can’t afford

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/peter-ubel" rel="tag">Peter Ubel, MD</a>
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Cholesterol pills are one of the great medical advances I’ve witnessed during my professional career. I am talking specifically about a category of medications called statins, drugs like Lipitor and Pravachol. These drugs have prevented probably hundreds of thousands of heart attacks and strokes. Only one problem with these drugs, however: statins won’t help people who don’t take them. And according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, when physicians prescribe trade versions of statins rather than generics, the extra cost dissuades many people from filling the prescription.
  • Running late: The bane of every doctor

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kathryn-a-hughes" rel="tag">Kathryn A. Hughes, MD</a>
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! I’m late! I’m late! I’m late! – The White Rabbit, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland It is in the very words, “running late.” It is not walking late, or strolling late, or even meandering late. It is always running late, the phrase itself active, implying urgency and speed, rush and anxiety. The distress, just like the White Rabbit. The dash to the next appointment in a crammed tight, overfilled schedule. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond.
  • 3 ways to prevent colorectal cancer

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/adewale-ajumobi" rel="tag">Adewale Ajumobi, MD</a>
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    March is colon cancer awareness month.  We have made tremendous strides in the fight against cancer especially colon cancer. Between 1991 and 2011, U.S. cancer death rate decreased by 22 percent (1.5 million lives saved), and colon cancer death rate decreased by almost 50 percent. This decrease coincides with widespread adoption of colorectal cancer screening particularly colonoscopy. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • How can we make the EMR note more legible? Here are some ideas.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/suneel-dhand" rel="tag">Suneel Dhand, MD</a>
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Despite the well-known rollout problems for hospitals and clinics across the nation, there are many palpable and welcome advantages to using electronic health records. Chief among these are the ability to access the chart from anywhere, rapidly search for information needed, and reducing the centuries-old problem of illegible doctors’ handwriting.  But with the good comes the bad, and in these still relatively early stages of health care information technology adoption — the current IT solutions remain slow and cumbersome, ultimately taking time away from doctors and their patients.
  • 3 ways to change the way we pay for care

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/rhea-boyd-and-jessica-schumer" rel="tag">Rhea Boyd, MD and Jessica Schumer, MD</a>
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Incentive structures in health care have to change. Right now, we pay for services, or have a so-called, fee-for-service system. The idea is that the more patients doctors see, the more expensive tests doctors order and the more patients doctors hospitalize, the more money clinics and hospitals make. This incentive structure has transformed our health care into sick care. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
 
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    James Clear

  • The Myth of Multitasking: Why Fewer Priorities Leads to Better Work

    James Clear
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:05 pm
    The word priority didn’t always mean what it does today. In his best-selling book, Essentialism (audiobook), Greg McKeown explains the surprising history of the word and how its meaning has shifted over time. The word priority came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular. It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed singular for the next five hundred years. Only in the 1900s did we pluralize the term and start talking about priorities. Illogically, we reasoned that by changing the word we could bend reality. Somehow we would now be able to have multiple…
  • The 5 Triggers That Make New Habits Stick

    James Clear
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:43 pm
    In his best-selling book, The Power of Habit (audiobook), author Charles Duhigg explains a simple three-step process that all habits follow. This cycle, known as The Habit Loop, says that each habit consists of… The Trigger: the event that starts the habit. The Routine: the behavior that you perform, the habit itself. The Reward: the benefit that is associated with the behavior. The image below shows how these three factors work together to build new habits. [1] Each phase of the loop is important for building new habits, but today I’d like to discuss the first factor: habit triggers.
  • Bob Mathias on How to Master the Art of Self-Confidence

    James Clear
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:16 pm
    By the time his senior year in high school rolled around, Bob Mathias had developed into a talented track athlete. He could run fast, jump high, and throw far. Given his wide-ranging talents, his high school coach suggested that Mathias try decathlon–a grueling combination of 10 track and field events. Mathias succeeded immediately, winning his first competition. Just a few months later, he qualified to compete at the 1948 Olympics in London. 1 Completely off the radar heading into the competition, Mathias stormed the Olympics. He placed first in four of the ten events and ran away with…
  • Albert Einstein’s Incredible Work Ethic: Lessons on Creativity and Contribution

    James Clear
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:45 pm
    As soon as he hung up the phone, Ralph Morse knew that he needed to get moving. He was still 90 miles away and there wouldn’t be much time before people began to hear the news. Albert Einstein had just died. Morse was a photographer for LIFE Magazine. He drove down to Princeton, New Jersey as fast as possible, but other members of the media had already been alerted by the time he arrived. Morse would later recall the situation by saying, “Einstein died at Princeton Hospital, so I headed there first. But it was chaos — journalists, photographers, onlookers. So I headed over to…
  • Announcing the 2015 Habits Seminar (Live Event on February 18th)

    James Clear
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Today I am excited to announce the 2015 Habits Seminar, which is a live online class that I will be hosting on February 18th. Each year, I conduct one seminar on the science of behavior change and how to build habits that stick. We’ll talk about what’s working now, what always works, and what to avoid if you want to stick to good habits and break bad ones. Hundreds of people have already signed up and I’m going to take this opportunity to share more details about the event. First, let me talk about why you would want to attend… The Two Identities We All Have Last week, a…
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    Dr. Wes

  • New York Times Shamefully Panders to Aetna's Management Style

    DrWes
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:48 am
    In this morning's New York Times, David Gelles, writes a gushing piece on how Aetna is using meditation and mindfulness to "reshape his company's future." Much of the article idealizes the management approach of Aetna's 58 year-old CEO, Mark T. Bertolini, and tugs at the heart strings of America by focusing on his near-death experience after an unfortunate ski accident he suffered in 2004.  The
  • On the Important Issue of Physician Trust

    DrWes
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:31 am
    After a brief foray into the uncomfortable position of being publicly humiliated, the American Board of Internal Medicine is now telling is they have begun a "transformation" of their Maintenance of Certification program.  They said they got "it" wrong. But instead of understanding "it," they want practicing physician to forget "it" and, instead, refocus our efforts to redefine "it." To begin
  • Why the ABIM Foundation Wants Us to Ignore 1997

    DrWes
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:40 am
    Why would the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) leadership want the world to believe that their own ABIM Foundation was created in 1999?  Might it have been because they didn't want to reveal their past? Based on public record, it appears they have repeatedly misrepresented the date and location of origin of the ABIM Foundation on Internal Revenue Service Form 990 tax forms since at
  • Under Pressure, ABIM Posts Missing Financials

    DrWes
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
    When the American Board of Internal Medicine initially posted their 2014 audited financial report, they neglected to publish the itemization of how finances were split between the ABIM and its Foundation with the most recent financial disclosure. Now it seems the most recent ABIM consolidated financial statement was revised and posted online. The breakdowns that were neglected offer additional
  • How Do I Say Goodbye?

    DrWes
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:53 am
    So what does a son say to his mother for the very last time?  What does he whisper in her ear? I will say "I love you."  I will say "thank you."  I will say "God bless you." I will say "I'll miss you."  I will say "You've been the best mother a son could ever hope for." I will say nothing, probably, and cry. Go in peace knowing you gave your family more than they can ever repay. Know we'll
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    Summer Tomato

  • 5 Things I Always Do When I Want to Lose Weight

    Darya Rose
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Photo by angeloangelo I recently returned from an eight day vacation in Dubai. I never thought I would visit the Middle East in my life, so I was determined to make the most of this unique opportunity. Every meal we had was lavish and indulgent. Every day we drank champagne and cocktails. And although I logged over 100,000 steps during the week and made great use of the gym at our hotel, there was no denying that my clothes were uncomfortably tight when I got home. Naturally, I regret nothing. I don’t mind how I look when I’m a few pounds heavier (most people wouldn’t…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:42 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. Exciting announcement! Prevention Magazine has launched a new site dedicated to healthy living called EatClean, and I’m one of their featured writers. Check out my first article, This Is Why Your Attempts to Eat Healthy are Backfiring. If you like Summer Tomato it will be totally up your alley. (Don’t forget to subscribe). This week why you’ll never eat Thai shrimp again, new rules on preventing peanut allergies, and how the food industry has gotten even shadier. Too busy…
  • 3 Reasons to Meal Plan + a Quick Guide to Getting Started

    Darya Rose
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    JULES CLANCY loves keeping things simple, especially in the kitchen. She has a degree in food science and blogs about healthy meals made easy at www.thestonesoup.com. 3 Reasons to Meal Plan + a Quick Guide to Getting Started by Jules Clancy When I was first getting into cooking in my early 20s, I spent loads of time planning my meals each week. I’d pour over cookbooks and magazines, and write lengthy shopping lists. I actually enjoyed it in a funny way, but as life got busier my meal planning habit was one of the casualties. I found myself falling into the trap of either picking something…
  • 5 Lessons About Exercise You Can Learn From Your Dog

    Darya Rose
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The same thing happens every day. Whether it’s raining or the sun is shining. Whether we had a late night encounter with raccoons or we’re well-rested. Shortly after lunch every afternoon my dog Toaster wanders into my office and puts his little head on my lap. It’s time to go to the park. While it’s clear that Mother Nature plays a roll in his timing (potty time is a an excellent trigger), it doesn’t take more than a glance to realize that there is a deeper motivation under all that fluffy fur. Our daily park trip is the best part of Toaster’s day. Nothing…
  • Rest for Success: Performance Lessons from Wicked the Musical

    Darya Rose
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:33 am
    Sophie Wright is an actor and wellness advocate currently in the Australian tour of Wicked the musical. She writes about how to incorporate wellness, mindfulness and healthy habits for performers and people in any creative industry. She has a new E-book coming out very soon with guided meditations, mindfulness worksheets and healthy recipes. Rest for Success: Performance Lessons from Wicked the Musical by Sophie Wright I wish you could be a fly on the wall backstage of Wicked the Musical. It is manic. Among the miraculous array of beautiful costumes, set pieces like Glinda’s bubble and…
 
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    ScienceRoll

  • Social Media in Clinical Practice: The Handbook Is Available!

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:14 am
    Since Springer published my book, Social Media in Clinical Practice, I have received amazing feedback from e-patients and medical professionals worldwide who found my handbook to be very helpful in their professional and personal lives. Here are a few lines about the book: The number of patients using social media and the number of applications and solutions used by medical professionals online have been sky-rocketing in the past few years, therefore the rational behind creating a well-designed, clear and tight handbook of practical examples and case studies with simple pieces of suggestions…
  • 10 Exemplary Social Media Healthcare Professional Mentors

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:09 am
    It’s always an honor being included in lists with such amazing names from Kevin, MD to Larry Chu. An excerpt from the announcement: What follows are just ten of the exemplary digital opinion leaders (DOLs) creating social media training resources that have been highly shared by other healthcare professionals in the past year. Do you agree with my selection? Please add your suggestions to this list, and I invite you to further enhance this resource through your own opinions and experience.
  • 12 Things We Can 3D Print in Medicine Right Now

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:58 am
    Michael Molitch-Hou kindly invited me to write an article about how 3D printing is changing medicine. It is now published on 3dprintingindustry.com. An excerpt: Kaiba Gionfriddo was born prematurely in 2011. After 8 months, his lung development caused concerns, although he was sent home with his parents as his breathing was normal. Six weeks later, Kaiba stopped breathing and turned blue. He was diagnosed with tracheobronchomalacia, a long Latin word that means his that windpipe was so weak that it collapsed. He had a tracheostomy and was put on a ventilator – the conventional treatment.
  • Ethical Issues of The Future of Medicine: The Top 10

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:43 am
    While I was writing my book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, I was constantly thinking about all the ethical issues disruptive technologies will make us face in the coming years. I’m a born optimist and if you look at recent developments in medicine & healthcare, you realize optimism can now be based on facts. Although, without being prepared for the coming waves of change, physicians, patients and all stakeholders will only come across threats, ethical issues and serious problems when they try to implement technology into everyday care. I remain confident that we are still…
  • LaBiotechMap: Smart European Biotech Database

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:59 am
    I came across an interesting website, LaBiotechMap.com, that creates a database of biotech startups. It’s really getting complicated to get a clear picture of where biotech is heading, therefore such a database could definitely be of help. It’s free to sign up. Their selection criteria to enter for free on the map is to have raised or generated over €1M and to be innovative.
 
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    Low Calorie Diet

  • Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan Casserole

    Tory McBroom
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:07 am
    There are 3 things I prefer when I cook meals: It’s quick It’s healthy It tastes good! And this Baked Chicken Parmesan Casserole recipe meets all of those requirements! Plus, bonus points for being able to prep it ahead of time and freeze or refrigerate until I want to cook it. This recipe is so […] Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan Casserole
  • Strawberries And Cream Smoothie

    Tory McBroom
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    This is my favorite smoothie recipe for many reasons: It’s not full of sugar, whether that be added sugar or natural fruit sugar, like most smoothie recipes you see online. It’s high in protein and fiber, which helps fill you up and keep you full until your next meal. It tastes GREAT! This is actually the […] Strawberries And Cream Smoothie
  • Wild Roots Coastal Berry Blend Trail Mix

    Tory McBroom
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:44 am
    I’m a self-admitted trail mix addict, so I’ve tried many different flavors and brands. And in my top 3 would have to be Wild Roots Coastal Berry Blend Trail Mix! Not every trail mix is created equal. Beyond taste, a lot of trail mixes are high in sugar, preservatives and ingredients you can’t pronounce. Wild Roots has […] Wild Roots Coastal Berry Blend Trail Mix
  • Garlic Parmesan Egg Chips

    Tory McBroom
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:41 am
    Chips that are low in carbs, high in protein and extremely low in calories? That are bursting with flavor? Yea, it sounds to good to be true…. But, it’s exactly what you’ve got with these garlic parmesan egg chips! The consistency of the chip depends entirely on how thick you place the mixture onto the pan. For […] Garlic Parmesan Egg Chips
  • 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
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    annesamoilov.com

  • Three Ways To Make Last Minute Launches Possible and Profitable

    Anne Samoilov
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:17 pm
    I know a lot of people – a lot – who like to decide to launch with little time to actually prepare for the launch. Last minute anything makes me a little nervous, but as you’ll find out in today’s episode, I’ll give you the greenlight if you put do these three things. But before we get into the “ready to launch” mode, let me share with you my take on fast launches, why you’re cheating out your audience, and¦ Read More » The post Three Ways To Make Last Minute Launches Possible and Profitable appeared first on .
  • Free Webinar: Run Your Business Like A Launch

    Anne Samoilov
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:25 pm
    I realized something recently about the way I run my business, but my friends (who also run businesses) might laugh when they see this. And I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing… But it is A thing. I run my business like a launch. This shouldn’t be a huge shocker…since most of my work surrounds launches in some way. But knowing how stressful launches can be, I had to ask myself…”um Anne, why are you in¦ Read More » The post Free Webinar: Run Your Business Like A Launch appeared first on .
  • Setting Up Your Business Systems Can Be Fun & Beautiful (I promise you!)

    Anne Samoilov
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    Today’s episode of the Fearless Launching Show takes us into the “you better do this before you do anything else” category. No groaning or whining…just come along. I promise it won’t be as boring as it sounds. I’m a huge fan and lover of systems. Especially since systems in your business (and life really), well, they just make everything easier. I sat down with business systems expert Val Geisler to see if we could find a new way to look at systems¦ Read More » The post Setting Up Your Business Systems Can Be Fun & Beautiful (I promise you!) appeared first on…
  • 6 Big Decisions You Must Make When You’re Starting An Online Business (and two ways to make them)

    Anne Samoilov
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    Since all of you are at various parts of your entrepreneurial journey, I felt like I needed to spend some time talking about the early days when you’re just a beginner. So – we all begin as newbies. And I say embrace this time…in fact, the more often I can get back to the beginner’s stage, the happier I become… But today – I want to focus on the start. There are tons of small, but important decisions you’ll need¦ Read More » The post 6 Big Decisions You Must Make When You’re Starting An Online Business (and two ways to make them) appeared first on .
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    AstroNutrition

  • Anti-Cancer Nutrients & the Acai Berry Diet

    AstroNutrition
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Acai berries are one of nature’s great nutritional gifts. Cancer, on the other hand, is one of life’s most ominous diseases. It is a degenerative disease, which means it develops due to cellular degeneration and decay. As we age, free radicals proliferate and cause cellular damage that increases the risk of developing cancerous cells. read more
  • Product Review: Now Foods True Calm

    AstroNutrition
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Now Foods True Calm is a dietary supplement manufactured by a well- known brand in the supplement industry. Now Foods has been around for a long time, and their product line is respected for its high-quality formulations. read more
  • Product Review - Dyma Burn Xtreme

    AstroNutrition
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Burn. Burn. Burn. It’s the new weight-loss mantra. You want to be cut from the finest stuff, with a lean and muscular physique and abs like chiseled marble. But don’t we all? Whether you’re going for Brad Pitt à la ‘Fight Club’ or a ‘300’-esque Gerard Butler, shedding excess body fat is critical for either physique. read more
  • Yohimbe Supplements for Women

    AstroNutrition
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Yohimbe, an evergreen tree found in parts of Africa, is commonly used by men to stimulate sexual function and desire. But did you know yohimbe supplements for women have many benefits, too? Recent research suggests that yohimbe supplements can be a powerful sexual stimulant for both men and women. read more
  • Fat Burners - What should I expect from weight loss supplements?

    AstroNutrition
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:17 pm
    If you have some excess fat you want to burn, you’re probably thinking about trying a fat burner to help you reach your weight loss goals. But some of the claims made by manufacturers don’t live up to the hype. read more
 
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    dothealthclub.com

  • Learn English: methods for learning English

    Dr. Subba Rao
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:50 pm
    English skills can always be improved either for that native speakers or even the foreigners. There are many tried strategies for learning English that actually works. Learning English, like any other thing, is not basic and requires determination and daily improvements. Using the example of the way you work to practice a song often times [...]
  • 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 [...]
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    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.
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    Vitamin IMC

  • Marketing and Body Image: How Marketers Can Avoid Body-Shaming and Empower Consumers

    Colleen Daly
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:59 pm
    In celebration of National Eating Disorders Awareness week, Vitamin IMC has asked me to discuss body image and marketing. Marketers have undeniably contributed to body-shaming and negativity in through their work. Fortunately, however, marketers are optimally positioned to rectify the situation and change the conversation surrounding body-image and beauty standards in a meaningful way. Negative body-image is a destructive and pervasive force. 97% of American women admit to having at least one “I hate my body moment” each day. The prevalence of negative body image among American women has…
  • Doritos “Crash the Superbowl”- An Effective Social Media Campaign

    Abby Rudd and Tom Collinger
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:35 pm
    From out-of-control flying pigs and adorable talking babies to irritating airline passengers and first dances, Doritos’ ‘Crash the Super Bowl’ campaign generated a whirlwind of Super Bowl buzz. Doritos handed the camera over to up-and-coming filmmakers for the ninth straight year results exceeding the viral success of 2014’s ‘Time Machine.’ This year, the campaign resulted in user-generated video entries from 29 countries created exclusively for the hopes of being selected as finalists. These videos depicted the fan’s Dorito-love through creatively crafted…
  • IMC Ad Review: Super Bowl XLIX

    Jesse Daniels
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Super Bowl XLIX was the highest rated television event in history with 114.4 million viewers. They were treated to an emotion eliciting experience. Excitement, hilarity, anxiousness and sadness filled living rooms and sports bars alike. And that was just during the commercials. Over 90 commercials, at $4.5 million per 30-second spot, aired during the broadcast. That was as much as one advertiser’s entire yearly marketing budget. They commercials were such a treat. They ranged from parody: as in T-Mobile’s “#KimDataStash” featuring Kim Kardashian poking fun at her sexy selfies;…
  • How IMC is like the Super Bowl

    LuCinda Hohmann
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    Believe it or not, but Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) is just like the Super Bowl. Here’s how: It’s all about the ads.  It’s not news to anyone that many people watch the Super Bowl – the championship game at the highest level of professional football in the U.S. – more for the advertisements that play during commercial breaks than the game itself, which make up a large component of the experience. Similarly, ads also make up a large component of IMC plans for companies and organizations nation-wide. But not just Super Bowl TV ads. With the digital age upon us,…
  • 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.
 
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  • Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Valentine's Day and Romance

    Wendy Robbins
    7 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    If you have romantic plans in store for this Valentine's Day, be sure to check out AromaWeb's Aromatherapy for Romance collection of articles: Aromatherapy for Romance Aromatherapy, natural botanicals and natural fragrancing all tantalize our sense of smell. They play...
  • Brrrrrr!!! Aromatherapy to Warm the Spirits, Fight Winter Blues, Combat the Flu and Eliminate Stuffy Odors

    Wendy Robbins
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Brrrrrr!!! Aromatherapy to Warm the Spirits, Fight Winter Blues, Combat the Flu and Eliminate Stuffy Odors winter blues, aromatherapy, essential oils, diffusion, diffusing, depression, colds, flus, h1n1, healthy, natural, holistic, ideas, tips, recipes, blends Frigid winter temperatures are now upon...
  • 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...
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    Mommy Makeover Surgeons

  • Breast augmentation

    Mommy Makeover Surgeon
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    For women, bigger and fuller breasts are a sign of beauty and elegance. The problem is that not everyone has bigger and fuller breasts. This is because of a number of reasons. For instance, genetics, excessive weight loss, lack of proper nutrition and breastfeeding, are some of the reasons why other women don’t have bigger and fuller breasts. This problem, though, can be rectified through breast augmentation. Continue reading about breast augmentation and click here. Breast augmentation is a way of enhancing the size and capacity of the breasts of women who feel that their breasts are not…
  • Charm is in the eye of the beholder

    Mommy Makeover Surgeon
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Looking your best at all occasions is a objective of lots of folks. It is a superb feeling to look in the morning and be in a position to share to yourself, “Wow, I look merely impressive today.” There are a good deal of merchandise and strategies out there, & here are several that will help. Visit http://www.peterfodormd.com/ for more details. Before you apply base coat or colored polish to your fingernails or toenails, clean the nail beds thoroughly with a cotton ball soaked in polish remover – even if your nails are not already polished. This will quickly remove any…
  • Breast Augmentation and what it means to you.. worth it?

    Mommy Makeover Surgeon
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    There is an apprehension concerning plastic surgery: Which can get this and why individuals choose it? It is an usual question since it was never ever discussed between two folks or in the media due to the truth that plastic surgical procedure was simply for a certain targeted market. Plastic surgery has proceeded beyond anybody’s expectations from its very early stages and also new design, including the usage of laser devices for the liposuction surgery treatment has actually made more choices open for more folks to obtain that perfect appearance they preferred. Sources:…
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    Mommy Makeover Surgeon
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Talk to a professional today – Recommended http://www.norman-dental.com
  • Treatments for Improving Dental Health

    Mommy Makeover Surgeon
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
    Whether we go to work or any other place, the first thing people notice about us is our smile, which leaves a good or bad impact. So it is always important to take care of your smile, which is only possible with cosmetic dentistry according to Boulevard Family Dentistry. It won’t leave an aseptic effect; however, it will give a completely new transformation to your smile. There are many ways you can choose to correct your defects. The two treatments for improving the appearance are cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic treatments. ORTHODONTIC TREATMENTS Orthodontics helps in moving or…
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    GalTime

  • Working Out Without Breaking Out

    GalTime
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We all know that we should workout at least 5 times a week for thirty minutes to help lead a healthy lifestyle. However, some people turn their yoga class or trainer session into a beauty competition. You know that woman who wears a full face of makeup and her hair is styled to perfection.  Most of us actually sweat when we hit the gym, which is what’s supposed to happen. If you’re doing it right, all that foundation would drip right off your face and your hair would be falling in your face. Whether you workout in the gym, at home, or outside, you need to protect your skin. These…
  • Do You Ever Feel Like your Mind Will Not Shut Off?

    Christine Hassler, Life Coach
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Most of us are addicted to thinking. Our addiction tends to intensify when our mind perceives there is a problem to be solved. We want answers. We want resolution. We want to figure it out. Because we believe once we do, that everything will be better. As much as I practice meditation and do many things to quiet my mind, there are times when my thoughts feel like the energizer bunny – they keep going and going and going. Like the other weekend…. I just returned from spending three days totally off the grid at a spiritual retreat in New Mexico and was looking forward to spending some…
  • What Should You Do When Your Kid Forgets Things for School?

    Barbara Greenberg PhD
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    We’ve all rushed to school to deliver something for our child who has forgotten lunch, a musical instrument or even a signed consent form. Every parent has gotten at least a few of these phone calls or texts from their frantic kids who calm down quickly after you promise them that yep you will bring that item to the main office ASAP. So, you can imagine my surprise and intrigue when I learned that one New Jersey school district has decided to stop unannounced parental visits. Apparently,the school superintendent in Summit New Jersey is concerned about school safety and student…
  • Why Guy Friends Are Best After a Breakup

    GalTime
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Few things match the emotional tidal wave of a breakup. Think about it. Other than the death of a loved one, are there any other moments in the shared human experience that matches the atomic hurt and despair of the end of what was expected to be an everlasting partnership? It feels like a death. Worse yet, unless you’re one of the rare ones that finds your true, lifelong love on the very first try, you’re going to experience that agony on more than one occasion…and it never gets easier, no matter how old you get. Most of us have developed our own coping methods and strategies to help…
  • What Produce NOT To Store In The Refrigerator

    GalTime
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    For many of us, just buying produce makes us feel healthier . But, do you know how to store it so you get the most nutrients out of those fruits and vegetables? Contrary to popular belief, not all produce should be stored in the fridge and refrigeration can cause many produce items to go bad more quickly.  Learning how to store our fruits and vegetables may seem overwhelming, but if we follow some simple rules we will be able to keep our produce fresher for longer and enjoy them to the fullest.
 
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    Fitho

  • The Yummiest Healthy Snack is in Town- Trail Mix!

    Meghna Basu
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Originally invented as a hiking snack, the Trail mix has become a popular healthy snack worldwide. Not only is it easy to make but also easy to carry. Just pack away the desired quantity in a zip-pouch and be on your way with your pocketful of healthy snack. A personalized bowl of Trail mix can...Read More
  • How to Get a Workout While Watching the World Cup

    Dashmeet Kaur
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:28 am
    Did you know an average world cup watcher could be adding up to around 2,400 calories per match — more than many people need in an entire day! So we thought how can we help you cheer for your team & stay in shape? The idea as simple: let your fitness not get lost amongst the...Read More
  • 5 Ways to Burn Calories From Guilty Pleasures

    Dashmeet Kaur
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:23 am
    Everyone is allowed a vice. For most of us it is the love of food. While we understand you don’t want to stop yourself from doing what you love the most, we might have a solution that can help you do damage control. Exercise is a great way to counter calories in food. However, this...Read More
  • How Much Exercise You Need to Lose Weight

    Dashmeet Kaur
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:07 pm
      To lose weight you need two things: Diet & exercise. While we broadly covered how many calories of food you need to lose weight in our last article.Let us now focus on how much do you need to exercise to lose weight. Before we estimate the approximate time one thing you need to keep in...Read More
  • Things to do every hour to lose weight all day

    Subaha Kumari
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Losing weight isn’t about doing one good thing like walking in the morning or eating cereals for breakfast— it’s made up of a hundred healthy choices that you make all day long, every day. Let this statement not intimidate you, instead take it up as a challenge. The idea is to repeat making healthy choices so often...Read More
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    True Food Movement

  • Chowhound Debate: Do Food Bloggers Post Bad Recipes?

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:09 am
    Honey roasted butternut squash, yummy and appetizing A recent discussion on Chowhound sparked a big debate … do recipes on food blogs actually taste good? I admit, I’ve tried recipes from websites and been heartily disappointed. I’ve also prepared recipes specifically from food blogs, some with millions of monthly views and had mediocre results. Enticing photographs bring clicks and revenue to a site, but shouldn’t food bloggers also back up the sizzle with some steak? The original Chowhound.com post is below:   credit: Chowhound.com Do Food Bloggers Owe Their Readers Tasty…
  • Easy Sponge Cake Recipe

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:27 am
    credit: Alex Wymer | TrueFoodMovement.com   The Great British Baking Show on PBS has my rapt attention.  The British bakers are more about savory, less about sweet, and I’m getting lots of ideas from their expertise.  Many of their concoctions began “with a sponge,” and I decided to find a good recipe to share with you here. I look at cookbook searches the way some people feel about truffle hunts.  My local bookstore recently provided me with a sponge kismet moment when I picked up Mastering the Art of Baking by Anneka Manning.  Definitely buy this book!
  • Is Gourmet Popcorn Worth the Price?

    admin
    6 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    We love popcorn.  A fun snack that’s perfect on a lazy afternoon or during movie night.  In our house, we’ve ditched the microwave stuff for an air popper and found a lack of flavor.  To be blunt, it tasted like cardboard.  We wondered if the kernel made a difference.  Maybe the pricey stuff would taste better? Gourmet Popcorn We hunted around and bought White Cat Corn, proclaimed the best in the country by both the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune.  We paid $8.00 for 27 ounces at our local specialty store.   We compared it to a no name yellow popcorn we picked up…
  • GMO Cartoon: GMO Labeling, We Win Even If We Lose

    admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
      GMO labeling didn’t do so well in the most recent election cycle. Colorado voters rejected their proposed GMO bill by a 65-35 margin. After a recount in Oregon, that state’s bill lost by 837 votes. Two hard-to-take losses, one because the margin was so great, and one because it was so teeny. Did We Really Lose? From Australia to Vietnam, 64 countries currently have GMO labeling. All we’re asking is to have the same right in the U.S. Just let us know what’s in our food, then we can decide for ourselves if we want to buy and eat it. Sounds simple,…
  • Why the Food Movement Needs to Stay Positive

    Lisa Johnson
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dorothy and her friends walked down the yellow brick road, quite fearful, chanting, “Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my!” They were afraid of everything … a rustling leaf, a random woodsy sound, you name it. Turned out there were no tigers and bears. And the lion was merely a pussycat. Many of us in the greenie / foodie / frugal movement have a goal to improve our lives. It’s about moving towards the positive. Healthier food, healthier lives, more happiness – those are our priorities. So why do so many bloggers and green foodies screech the same chorus of “Lions and tigers and…
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    Cooking Manager

  • Easy and Elegant Herbed Turkey Breast

    Hannah Katsman
    8 Feb 2015 | 12:53 am
    I was looking for something different for the holidays, when a friend suggested turkey breast. Turkey breast is easy to slice and serve, and leftovers can be stored in small containers for quick leftovers. It tends to dry out, so be careful not to overcook. To keep the turkey moist, I slathered it with a mixture of herbs, oil and lemon juice. Easy, elegant, and tasty. Print Easy and Elegant Herbed Turkey Breast Author: Hannah Katsman of CookingManager.Com Recipe type: Main Course Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  60 mins Total time:  1 hour 10 mins Serves: 8-10…
  • Cook for a Crowd with Ease

    Hannah Katsman
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:24 am
    Large mixing bowls Reader Sarah writes: I read with great interest your planning and preparation for your amazing Bar Mitzvah for 35 people.  I think that it might be helpful if you gave your readers the “lay of the land” with respect to your kitchen.  For example, how many ovens, refrigerators, and freezers do you have and are they extra large? In addition, you seem to be working with the crème de la crème of food processors.  Could someone feasibly accomplish your set of tasks with a lesser Kitchenaid?  Finally, what size pots do you have?  While I cook a fair amount, I…
  • 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…
 
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    Health News from SciGuru Science News

  • Results challenge conventional wisdom about where the brain begins processing visual information

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    Neuroscientists generally think of the front end of the human visual system as a simple light detection system: The patterns produced when light falls on the retina are relayed to the visual cortex at the rear of the brain, where all of the “magic” happens that transforms these patterns into the three-dimensional world view that we perceive with our mind’s eye.
  • Myelin-Maker: How an FDA-Approved Drug Boosts Myelin Synthesis

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    Damage to myelin, the fatty insulator that enables communication between nerve cells, characterizes multiple sclerosis (MS) and other devastating neurological diseases. The damage doesn’t come all at once: There is a “honeymoon” period during which some regeneration of myelin, called remyelination, does occur, but this ability to regenerate dissipates as the disease...
  • Fighting a Worm with Its Own Genome

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    Tiny parasitic hookworms infect nearly half a billion people worldwide—almost exclusively in developing countries—causing health problems ranging from gastrointestinal issues to cognitive impairment and stunted growth in children. By sequencing and analyzing the genome of one particular hookworm species, Caltech researchers have uncovered new information that could aid the fight...
  • Neuron Groups, Not Single Cells, Maintain Brain Stability

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    Researchers at Tel Aviv University find neural networks preserve memories better than individual neurons. To compensate for erratic shifts and spikes in its neuronal communications, the brain relies on the stabilizing mechanism called "homeostasis" — the ability to maintain relatively stable equilibrium between different elements of its composition — to preserve overall...
  • Restoring ability to halt cell division may protect lung cells from cancer

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    Researchers led by a team at the University of Illinois at Chicago, have identified a novel role for a signaling mechanism in lung cells that permanently places them into a state of suspended animation called senescence. Alive but unable to do much of anything, including divide, senescent cells cannot become cancerous. Drugs that can induce senescence through this signaling pathway would...
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Dear Mark: Peripheral Neuropathy, Primal Compromises for Love, and Carbs in Ketosis

    Mark Sisson
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    For this week’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions. First up, what could be causing a reader’s peripheral neuropathy? Could it be gluten, B12 and/or B6 deficiency, diabetes, or inadequate vitamin D? The second question concerns homemade pasta, a beautiful woman, and a dilemma: do you indulge in the former to make the latter happy? My answer may surprise you, or it may not. I’m not sure. But I think you’ll find it helpful regardless. And finally, can carbs and ketosis co-exist? They certainly can, but there’s a little trick to make it work.
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 337

    Mark Sisson
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The LA Times profiled some guy named “Mark Sisson” and something called “Primal living”. Research of the Week The more tofu they eat, the worse community-dwelling elderly Chinese perform on tests of cognitive function. In addition to killing gut bacteria, antibiotics also have the potential to destroy intestinal cells and damage mitochondria. Among Finnish men, frequent sauna usage (4-7 times per week) is associated with greater longevity than infrequent sauna usage (once per week). Exercise makes junk food less appealing. Oh, look. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is…
  • Slow Baked BLT Frittata

    Worker Bee
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    A frittata is a meal suitable for any time of day. Served alone for breakfast or with a side salad for lunch or dinner, it’s a step up from scrambled eggs and less fussy than an omelet. Frittatas are generally shoved under the broiler for quick cooking and therein lies the only problem with a frittata. Too often, the eggs are dry and bland. But if you give a frittata a little more time, letting it bake slowly in low heat, the eggs are soft and custardy, but still firm enough to slice. It’s a welcome improvement. This slow baked BLT frittata – or more accurately BST frittata since…
  • Realizing the Key to Growth: A Marathoner’s Primal Story

    Guest
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! Running can be painful. When you are injured – it is even more painful. But despite all this, I love the sense of freedom and movement that running brings. I have lived for over 12 years as an Englishman with my family in a multinational…
  • Liver, Lobster and Locusts: How Bizarre Foods Win Acceptance

    Guest
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Way back in 2008 I published an article titled Insects: Not Just for Breakfast Anymore, and periodically since then I’ve advocated for bugs as food. It makes sense on so many levels, so I was thrilled to become an investor in a company that was trying to raise awareness and bring (delicious, edible, you-wouldn’t-even-know-they’re) insects to the masses! Exo is pioneering the consumption of crickets as an alternative food source, and was recently named one of The Most Innovative Companies in the World in Food in 2015. The following article is another special guest post from…
 
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  • Back to the Weight Loss Basics

    George Diamond
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Back to the Weight Loss Basics Weight Loss Success Back to the Weight Loss Basics The concept of losing weight is simple. It is basically taking in fewer calories than you burn. However, it is not always simple or easy implementing the basics. However, you don’t have to make it complicated. Sometimes large changes need to be made. Other times it is just a few small changes that need to be made. Either way, changes need to be made. Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and…
  • What are you waiting for? | Don’t Procrastinate

    George Diamond
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:33 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond What are you waiting for? | Don’t Procrastinate Weight Loss Success What are you waiting for? | Don’t Procrastinate If you are overweight and need to lose weight, what are you waiting for? Are you waiting for a heart attack or stroke before you make that commitment to lose weight? Are you waiting for a family member or close friend to die of weight-related issues before it hits home? Are you waiting for your joints to start needing replacement before you start the process? What will get you to start? It…
  • How low can you go? : How Much Weight Should I Lose?

    George Diamond
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:32 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond How low can you go? : How Much Weight Should I Lose? Weight Loss Success How Low Can You Go? | How Much Weight Should I Lose? One of the questions I had while I was losing weight was, how low can I go? To answer the question I consulted two sources. The first was the BMI Table that gave me the weight range I should strive for. Then I asked my doctor who told me what weight I should not fall under. It matched the BMI Table. It was a good check. How low can you go? You should find out and make it your…
  • A Future That Stirs Your Soul

    George Diamond
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:36 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond A Future That Stirs Your Soul Weight Loss Success A Future That Stirs Your Soul Before you can lose weight, you need to develop your motivation. It starts with a dream that stirs your soul. A dream that is intense. It is a dream of what a thinner you would be like. It is a dream that will move you to take action. It is a dream that will keep you in action. A dream that you know can become a reality. It is a dream that will not let you go until you realize it. Get a dream that stirs your soul. Dream of a…
  • Can Lose Weight vs. Can’t Lose Weight

    George Diamond
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:41 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Can Lose Weight vs. Can’t Lose Weight Weight Loss Success Can Lose Weight vs. Can’t Lose Weight There is a huge difference between “can lose weight” and “can’t lose weight.” The big difference is the word “can’t”.  When we add the ‘t to the word can, we are adding an excuse not to do it.  We have changed weight loss from something that we are willing to do into something that we are not willing to commit to doing. The difficult part…
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • Product Review: Simple Health Global Food Scale

    Cammy Chapel
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:28 pm
    It’s embarrassing to admit this, but when I first started this “healthier living” endeavor, I didn’t really have a clear idea of what made up a normal serving of most foods. I couldn’t have told you what a 4-oz. serving of chicken looked like or whether or not I was eating 3 ounces of potato or 10 ounces. (Back then, I can assure you I was probably eating closer to 10. ) With that in mind, one of the first and most valuable tools I bought for myself was a food scale. I don’t use it all the time, but I do weigh new foods/recipes or do a “portion…
  • Winter Fest 2015

    Cammy Chapel
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Well, we’re finally having a bit of wintry weather here in the South, but only a tiny bit. Sadly, we got ice instead of snow and just enough of that to coat the roads and make driving a bit dicey. Worse than driving is trying to walk on it. Fortunately, we’d had just enough meltage today that I was able to cross the gym parking lot without embarrassing myself. Bonus: I didn’t embarrass myself inside the gym either. Good thing, too, since it was pretty crowded. Like so much of the country, we’ve got snow (minor) and frigid temps forecast for the rest of the week.
  • My Lucky Day

    Cammy Chapel
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:38 pm
    I think I mentioned before that I’ve been running a local Facebook resale group since last summer. It started out a smallish group of about 3000 members that has now tripled in size. I’m usually so busy managing the group that I don’t even have time to shop! But every now and then I have a lucky day and today was one of those days. Meet my new kitchen toy: My usual methods of making fro-yo at home involve either tossing a container of yogurt in the freezer and adding toppings when I serve it or mixing up a bunch of Banana Split Frozen Fruit Cups. Both are quite effective and…
  • Alphabet Soup: Two Js That Work, One That Doesn’t

    Cammy Chapel
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    If I recall correctly, I have reached the letter J in my alphabetic explorations of words and concepts that help me effectively manage my weight. And it only took me a year. Good thing I wasn’t on a commission. Only two helpful “J-words” come to mind, but they’re a big two, if you know what I mean. Together, they’re pretty foundational for my success. JOY While I’ve always been a fairly exuberant type of person (or as one friend termed it, annoyingly cheerful), I was pretty glum about the whole “diet-y” thing. That was back when I made elaborate…
  • 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…
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • 5 Ways to Set Yourself Free from the Comparison Trap #MyYoga

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

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

  • The Yummiest Healthy Snack is in Town- Trail Mix!

    Meghna Basu
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Originally invented as a hiking snack, the Trail mix has become a popular healthy snack worldwide. Not only is it easy to make but also easy to carry. Just pack away the desired quantity in a zip-pouch and be on your way with your pocketful of healthy snack. A personalized bowl of Trail mix can...Read More
  • How to Get a Workout While Watching the World Cup

    Dashmeet Kaur
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:28 am
    Did you know an average world cup watcher could be adding up to around 2,400 calories per match — more than many people need in an entire day! So we thought how can we help you cheer for your team & stay in shape? The idea as simple: let your fitness not get lost amongst the...Read More
  • 5 Ways to Burn Calories From Guilty Pleasures

    Dashmeet Kaur
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:23 am
    Everyone is allowed a vice. For most of us it is the love of food. While we understand you don’t want to stop yourself from doing what you love the most, we might have a solution that can help you do damage control. Exercise is a great way to counter calories in food. However, this...Read More
  • How Much Exercise You Need to Lose Weight

    Dashmeet Kaur
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:07 pm
      To lose weight you need two things: Diet & exercise. While we broadly covered how many calories of food you need to lose weight in our last article.Let us now focus on how much do you need to exercise to lose weight. Before we estimate the approximate time one thing you need to keep in...Read More
  • Things to do every hour to lose weight all day

    Subaha Kumari
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Losing weight isn’t about doing one good thing like walking in the morning or eating cereals for breakfast— it’s made up of a hundred healthy choices that you make all day long, every day. Let this statement not intimidate you, instead take it up as a challenge. The idea is to repeat making healthy choices so often...Read More
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Animals in The Know

    Audrey Yeardley
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com A couple of years ago, I was wandering around St. John Pass in Florida with a friend, seeking a restaurant offering a pot of tea. It was a very hot day and my friend was dehydrating.   “Seeking” changed to “hunting,” when I suddenly “smelled a psychic,” and set off sideways, following my instincts; and forgetting about Clare. It’s the kind of things that dogs do when they follow their noses, going this way and that. And this is how I found the sign advertising “Angel Readings” outside a cheerful little cottage surrounded by snowy-white egrets,…
  • 13 Best Cookbooks To Inspire Healthy and Delicious Cooking

    BeWellBuzz
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:30 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Ever felt like you wanted to try making something new for your family but stuck with millions of recipes to choose from without guarantee that the dish will be delicious. Check out the best cookbooks that will satisfy any foodie. These awesome cookbooks will teach, inspire, and make you hungry for more. 1. The A.O.C. Cookbook by Suzanne Goin Click on the image to buy A.O.C. has all the beauty of an art book while managing to be practical enough for a diligent home cook to actually use. Goin’s elegant Los Angeles restaurant of the same name is part wine bar, and the…
  • How To Clear Stuffy Nose In Just One Minute

    BeWellBuzz
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:12 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com A stuffy nose can be quite annoying. Your nose drips and runs; you sound funny when you talk; and just when you want to blow your nose to finally breathe again but nothing comes out. Whatever the cause is — allergies, a cold, or the flu — dealing with congestion can leave you feeling tired and dreary. There are quite a few natural remedies that will eliminate the discomfort but there’s one breathing exercise that can do it in less than 1 minute! The remedy below was tested on more than 100,000 people and over 85% could clear stuffy nose in less than 1…
  • Bought: The Hidden Story About Vaccines, Autism, Drugs and Food

    BeWellBuzz
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:32 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com If you killed someone for your own profit, you’d probably go to jail. Unless, that is, you were a drug company… A few years ago, Johnson & Johnson was caught RED-HANDED selling a drug off-label to young children… Despite knowing full well that the drug was dangerous for these kids, they falsified documents and sold it anyways. The drug caused serious side-effects for 1,207 children… and killed at least 31 kids. One little boy had a fatal stroke just 12 days after starting on the drug. Of course, this is all just the “cost of business.”…
 
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • Four Important Points About Essential Oil Safety

    Andrea Butje
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’ve written about essential oil safety in the past, but I always think it’s a topic worth revisiting. Essential oils come from plants, but this doesn’t mean every essential oil is right for every person. They are very concentrated substances, and while they do have amazing health-supporting qualities, they should always be treated with respect. So here are four important essential oil safety guidelines to support your aromatherapy blending! 1. Keep essential oils away from your eyes and ears. Anyone who has gotten Peppermint oil (Mentha x piperita) too close to their eyes can tell you…
  • Aromatherapy for Muscle Tension: Make an Inhaler

    Andrea Butje
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Inhalers are a less known—but very effective—way to use aromatherapy for muscle tension relief. One of my favorite ways to use aromatherapy for muscle tension is relaxation massage. I use soothing massage oils and body creams with essential oils, which can really complement the healing power of touch. But I know that massage isn’t an option every time, every place. If you feel your shoulders and neck start to tense up at the office, or you’re at a party and feel strain in your back, it might be awkward to just ask someone to massage you! That’s why I like to use inhalers for muscle…
  • How To Make Incense Sticks with Essential Oils

    Andrea Butje
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Learn to make incense sticks with essential oils. I love burning incense! Loose incense, stick incense, cone incense—I’m a fan of them all! I especially love to make my own incense and customize the scent. There is actually a way to make the sticks themselves using makko powder. I’m creating a class about making incense that will show you how. But for now, I’ll share how I use essential oils to scent blank sticks. I recently learned that most blank incense sticks have a combustible powder coating that may be toxic, and that the sticks are often made from woods and glues that may be…
  • How do you know if Aromatherapy Certification is for you?

    Andrea Butje
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’ve held two sessions of the “All About Aromatherapy Certification” free webinar, and it’s been great! We have had over 18,000 people register for the webinar! It has been so much fun! I’m happy to say we’re offering three more chances for you to attend, and there are  a few spots left in each time slot. CLICK HERE to learn more and register! You’ve probably felt the amazing way aromatherapy can enhance your life with natural plant medicine, body care, and rich aromas that can change the entire mood of a room (or your day!). Maybe you’ve even thought about taking your…
  • Have you ever thought about getting your Aromatherapy Certification?

    Andrea Butje
    2 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Have you ever thought about getting your aromatherapy certification? Wondering what’s involved, and whether it would be the right choice for you? I’m so excited to tell you about Aromahead’s upcoming FREE webinar, “All About Aromatherapy Certification.” On the webinar, you’ll get an inside look at an online aromatherapy certification class. We’ll also give away a free Puzhen essential oil diffuser valued at $369! Puzhen makes some of my favorite diffusers. Each one is a work of art. The diffuser we are giving away is the Yun, which you might have seen me use in one of my videos…
 
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • 10 Things I Have Come To Realise In The Year Since My Mother Past Away

    Larry Lewis
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:01 am
    10 Things I Have Come To Realise In The Year Since My Mother Past Away was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living This post is dedicated to my mum Paula Lewis and to all the mums and dads who are greatly missed. I would like to start by saying that this isn’t a typical day for me or a usual sad story about losing a loved one. Today, as I write this on Sunday 22nd February, marks the first anniversary of the passing of my mother. Can it really be 365 days since her death and her battle with the dreadful effects of dementia finally came to an end? The first few days I remember feeling…
  • The Ultimate Goal Achievement Process

    Larry Lewis
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    The Ultimate Goal Achievement Process was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Find out more about the Single Page Plan Are you somebody who consistently fails to reach your goals? The reason for this is more than likely to be that you see goal setting as the whole process, rather than just part of the process. Today I would like to introduce you to the single page plan, what I believe to be the ultimate goal achievement process, and explain to you how it works. Setting effective goals is essential, achieving them is life changing, but unless you have a process to use to help you then…
  • 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…
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    Elements4Health

  • New Study Suggests Genes Play a Role in Peanut Allergies

    Dana
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Food allergies have been rising rapidly in the U.S. and around the world over the past 20 years and now affect an estimated two to 10 percent of children in the United States. Food allergies have become a major clinical and public health problem due to their increasing prevalence, their potential to be life threatening and their enormous medical and economic impact. Researchers have now pinpointed a region in the human genome associated with peanut allergy in U.S. children, offering strong evidence that genes can play a role in the development of food allergies. But in an additional finding…
  • Elderly Couples Who Stop Driving Are Less Likely to Volunteer, Work, or Socialize

    Dana
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    When the elderly become unable to drive, due to age or deteriorating health, their emotional well-being can decline as a result of being unable to maintain social relationships or work schedules that require travel by car. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found that even if just one member of a couple stops driving, negative consequences result for both the driver and non-driver. The researcher recommends that the elderly, and their adult children, carefully discuss and plan for the transition to driving cessation. “Individuals should recognize that making the decision to…
  • Lung Cancer Mortality Increased by Decline in Smoking Rates

    Dana
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    A decline in smoking rates may mean that many people who could have benefited from early detection of lung cancer are dying because they don’t qualify for low-dose CT scans, according to a group of Mayo Clinic researchers. Their research appeared in the Feb. 24 issue of JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association. “As smokers quit earlier and stay off cigarettes longer, fewer are eligible for CT screening, which has been proven effective in saving lives,” says Ping Yang, M.D., Ph.D., an epidemiologist at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. “Patients who do eventually…
  • Anti-HIV Agent Is so Powerful it Can Work in a Vaccine

    Dana
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In a remarkable new advance against the virus that causes AIDS, scientists from the Jupiter, Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have announced the creation of a novel drug candidate that is so potent and universally effective, it might work as part of an unconventional vaccine. The research, which involved scientists from more than a dozen research institutions, was published February 18 online ahead of print by the prestigious journal Nature. The study shows that the new drug candidate blocks every strain of HIV-1, HIV-2 and SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus) that has…
  • Mucus in Cells Leads to Deadly Cystic Fibrosis Infections

    Dana
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects one out of every 3,000 children in populations of Northern European descent. One of the key signs of cystic fibrosis is that mucus lining the lungs, pancreas and other organs is too sticky, which makes it difficult for the organs to work properly and, in the lungs, attracts bacteria and viruses resulting in chronic infections. Researchers at the University of Missouri recently found that cystic fibrosis mucus actually gets stuck inside some of the cells that create it, rather than simply becoming stuck on the outside linings of organs. Lane…
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    BitterSweet

  • Pearl of an Oyster Cracker

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    Soup season is in full swing, no matter what sort of winter has arrived to greet these early days of March. Whether the elements chose to blow in a gentle yet chilly breeze in the evenings or pound the earth, day and night, with torrents of frozen rain, a bowl of something warm and soothing is guaranteed to hit the spot. Even in the heat of summer, a generous ladleful of steamy, brothy sustenance is not an unwelcome sight, but that’s a tale for another time. Right now, let’s focus on the often overlooked, undervalued side kick to these endless rounds of piping hot stew: The oyster…
  • Photo Friday: Golden Gate Park

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
  • Shake It Off

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    Oh sure, easy for you to say. In lieu of a television, the quiet hum of online weather reports has begun to serve as a neutral white noise at times, filling the void of late nights when no other voices are available to keep me company. Focused on the east coast’s snowy predicament more often than not, it seems that the whole country would be talking about my hometown even if the radio’s dial had been set on frequencies emanating from thousands of miles in any direction. Most of the information goes straight through my consciousness, filtered out as just comforting, human sounds,…
  • Silent Saturday: Winter Market

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
  • Photo Friday: “Winter” Fashion Shoot on Treasure Island

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am
    Makeup, hair, wardrobe, and modeling by the lovely and talented Colleen Holland.
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • Ask The Experts: Should I Refuel After My Workout?

    Luke Andrus
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    One of the most common questions I get, as a personal trainer, is "do I need to refuel after my workouts?" Today we answer that question! The post Ask The Experts: Should I Refuel After My Workout? appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • March 2015 Workout Calendar

    Amanda Ingle
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    This month we are challenging you to get into a habit of finding time to workout with our March 2015 Workout Calendar. The post March 2015 Workout Calendar appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Asian Chicken and Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

    Carly Sippel
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Enjoy a healthy lunch or dinner with these flavorful peanut chicken lettuce wraps. Extra bonus: One wrap is under 200 calories! The post Asian Chicken and Quinoa Lettuce Wraps appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Success Story: Chris is Staying Healthy For His Family

    Anytime Fitness
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Chris was 570 pounds and had medical problems. Now he is living healthy and is living his life. Read this amazing success story and discover how he did it! The post Success Story: Chris is Staying Healthy For His Family appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 12 Ways to Bust Your Sugar Cravings

    Carly Sippel
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Cravings are super fun... NOT! Here are twelve ways to crush your sugar cravings right now. The post 12 Ways to Bust Your Sugar Cravings appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • Cold Sores or Fever Blisters? They’re One and the Same!

    Angela
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    One of the most pesky facial skin blemishes is the notorious cold sore, aka fever blister. The placement is awkward, uncomfortable, and painfully obvious to anyone when you speak. Over time, many people become self-conscious and devise creative methods to cover their mouths or hide the sore. Unfortunately, unlike many other skin blemishes, it is not advisable to cover up a cold sore with makeup. Even if you are determined to try, the crust and scab make it difficult. It may seem contradictory to call the same virus by “cold” and “hot (fever)” monikers, but…
  • Gloves & Skin Protection: They Just Fit

    Tammy Cario
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    As the saying goes, if you want to know a woman’s real age, look at her hands. How do the backs of your hands look? How about your mother’s or your grandmother’s? You might think that wearing gloves for sun protection is a bit excessive.  According to Dr. Bailey, your hands are just as susceptible to sun damage as your delicate facial skin. “In fact,” Dr. Bailey wrote, “in my dermatology practice, I often see the same amount of sun damage on the back of the hands that I see on the face.” This is because your hands are always out in the sun doing things for you, from…
  • Should You Apply Sunscreen to Your Face & Ears Even If You Wear a Hat?

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Another way to look at this question is: how dangerous is reflected UV light? It’s tempting to believe that shade totally protects your skin, but think about it for a minute. We know that light rays bounce off things just like balls do. When UV rays hit pavement they bounce upwards. When UV rays hit a sunny wall they bounce off too – yes – potentially into the shade. If that shade is created by your hat, then the rays hit your skin.   So … the bottom line is that if the sun is up and you are outdoors, your skin will get some UV ray exposure. This reflected exposure…
  • Nail Care Secrets for the Winter Months

    Angela
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Do you have dry, cracked, splitting fingernails during the winter months? Have you tried several methods to fix your dry nails with little success? It’s not just your skin that dries out during the winter months; your nails do too! Nails are part of the integumentary system (skin) of your body and they develop from the outer layer of your skin called the epidermis. The exact same cells that form the outer layer of your skin also form your nails. These cells harden more in your nails, but structurally they share many common features and needs. Natural oils hold together the different…
  • Water: The Unsung Hero for Your Skin

    Tammy Cario
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    One of the most underused and overlooked building blocks of good skin isn’t a miracle drug or an expensive over-the-counter cream you buy in stores. In fact, chances are you have access to this right now for free. We’re talking about the most common substance on earth -  water! Here are a few important (and helpful) facts about water: While the daily recommended amount of water is eight cups per day, not all of this water must be consumed in the liquid form. Nearly every food or drink item provides some water to the body. Soft drinks, coffee, and tea, while made up almost…
 
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  • Knee Injury Specialist in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Anyone who has ever experienced knee pain knows how much if affects everything we do, from simple tasks such as sitting and walking, to more complex ones such as completing an obstacle course.  Although incredibly complex and sturdy, the knee is more prone to injury than any other bony structure in the body other than the spine.  In fact, there are actuallymany different causes of knee pain.  These different causes of knee pain result in slightly different kinds of pain that can require very different types of treatment.   ACL, MCL and Meniscus Tears The two most common causes of…
  • Restless Leg Syndrome and Chiropractic Care

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    4 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    Restless Leg Syndrome, also recently renamed Willis-Ekbom Disease (WED), is a neurological condition associated with abnormal sensations in the legs. The disorder affects more than 5 million adults in the United States, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Typically, the sensations appear when an individual is trying to relax, or sitting for long periods. Moving diminishes the sensations, but in the evening and during sleep, symptoms worsen, according to the Mayo Clinic. Additionally, studies have shown that the severity of the pain and the…
  • Treatment for Short Leg Syndrome in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Some patients may be unaware that one of their legs is shorter, which is medically referred to as Limb Length Discrepancy or Short Leg Syndrome. This usually causes problems in their knees, pelvis, back and neck. There are a number of reasons for this. Some of the leg length differences are permanent or “anatomical” and some of them are reversible or “functional”.  Both types of short leg can cause increased stresses to the pelvis and lumbar spine, often resulting in low back, buttock, hip and leg pain. Many medical researchers have concluded that even a few…
  • 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…
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    (((OrthoStreams))) orthopedic industry news and comprehensive lists

  • The story of how a 3D Printing orthopedic company came into existence

    Tony
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    How It All Started: Mobelife (Materialize) In October 2008 at 27-years-old, I was just finishing my PhD in biomedical engineering at KU Leuven and was looking for my next step. I had focused much of my doctorate research on patient-specific planning for cranio-maxillofacial surgery and my colleague Frederik was also finishing up his doctorate degree with […]
  • Chinese surgeons use Materialize 3D printing technology to rebuild shoulder

    Tony
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:11 pm
    3D PRINTING GUIDES SURGERY IN CHINA (Orthopedics This Week) Chinese doctors have used 3D printing to treat an injury referred to as “floating shoulder.” According to Te Edwards writing for 3Dprint.com, the condition is sufficiently dangerous to a patient that it can result in death. Edwards describes the injury as a combination of ipsilateral scapular neck […]
  • Yet another sign of the coming Medical Device Commoditization

    Tony
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
    Another Sign of Medical Device Commoditization? (blog of Chris Provines) Rumors circulated this week that Cardinal Healthcare is in talks to buy Cordis, a manufacturer of medical devices. If this is true, it’s yet another sign that the cost-out and value-in medical supply ecosystem continues to evolve. I’ve written in the past about this cost-out/value-in ecosystem. It’s […]
  • Book Review: The Future of Medicine is NOT in Your Hands

    Tony
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    The Future of Medicine is NOT in Your Hands (blog article from Saif Abed, MD) Purchase this book at Amazon I recently read an insightful and thoughtful review written by Leonard Kish about Eric Topol’s latest book, ‘The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands.’ In it, he summarises several of […]
  • Stryker opens a European headquarters in Amsterdam

    Tony
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:38 am
    Stryker opens regional European HQ in Amsterdam (press release) Stryker recently announced the grand opening of its European Regional Headquarters in Amsterdam. “The opening of the European Regional Headquarters is an exciting milestone for Stryker that demonstrates our long-term commitment to Europe and our global business,” Lonny Carpenter, Stryker’s group president for global quality and operations, […]
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  • Patient bloggers at health conferences: ‘real’ journalists?

    Carolyn Thomas
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    Do patient bloggers like me deserve a press pass to cover medical conferences for our online readers? The Canadian Cardiovascular Congress thinks so, and offers media accreditation to qualified patient bloggers, explaining: "We see patient bloggers as valuable contributors to sharing health and science information, and in engaging others in the conversation."
  • “I rang the bell again. No one came.”

    Carolyn Thomas
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:15 am
    An Australian heart patient tries to leave the ER after a cardiologist refused pain relief for her previously-diagnosed Coronary Artery Spasm: "So I rang the call bell to arrange the discharge with the nurse. No one came. I disconnected the oximeter (which caused loud warning noises). No one came. I rang the bell again. No one came. I removed the ECG leads (which caused loud warning noises). No one came." The rest of her ER story is here, but you can probably guess what happens . . .
  • “It’s no hobby. It is a vital service.”

    Carolyn Thomas
    15 Feb 2015 | 4:29 am
    Women like me who have graduated from the annual 'WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium For Women With Heart Disease' at the world-famous Mayo Clinic have been called "the boots on the ground" in the fight against women's heart disease - our #1 killer. In fact, according to WomenHeart, 45% of Mayo grads have been credited with saving someone's life through our community education efforts. But read my heart sister Leslea's story to see how such volunteer activism can be dismissed by some (men) as just a "hobby..."
  • Were you “born to walk”?

    Carolyn Thomas
    8 Feb 2015 | 4:22 am
    Cardiologist Dr. James Beckerman believes that physical exercise is the least prescribed yet most effective heart treatment. In his new book, 'Heart To Start', he offers this unique advice: "There are three times of the day when you can get the biggest bang for your standing buck by getting on your feet and moving around. Just by interrupting prolonged periods of sitting with low to moderate intensity walking at these three specific times can actually lower blood sugar and triglyceride levels." Find out more here . . .
  • Heart disease is a sitting disease

    Carolyn Thomas
    1 Feb 2015 | 4:24 am
    Drugs like statins for lowering cholesterol or blood thinners to prevent blood clots might reduce your risk of heart attack by up to 30% - if you're lucky. But regular exercise can reduce that risk by 40%! Dr. James Beckerman reminds us that sitting is an independent risk factor for developing coronary artery disease - as risky, in fact, as smoking, high blood pressure, or diabetes. He warns in his new book: "There is something about the very act (or the 'inact') of sitting that’s literally killing us!"
 
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  • Heads Up!

    20 Feb 2015 | 11:33 am
    For a child with disabilities, a standing device can help them see the world in a whole new way.
  • Evidence Update

    16 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    For children with motor impairments, which outcomes are positively influenced by a gait trainer intervention? This systematic review of new evidence gives us insight.
  • The "Adverse Birth Outcome"

    10 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    What is it like to be the parent of a child with a disability? Henry teaches us that it’s the same as being a parent of any child.
  • Pacer Gait Trainer Positioning Checklist

    3 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
    A handy checklist to help therapists remember adjustments and positioning for each of their clients gait training sessions.
  • Benefits of Adaptive Seating Beyond the Wheelchair

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    How does an active sitting chair compare to a wheelchair? An Assistive Technology Specialist shares her experiences.
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  • What to Do If You’re Wife to an Erectile Dysfunction Patient

    Vita Admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Erectile dysfunction can take its toll not just on the patient, but also on his wife or partner. If your husband or partner is experiencing this condition often, it may help to heed these tips to be better informed about ED and how to cope with the frustration, sadness, and resentment that may follow it. You and your male partner can emerge victorious against erectile dysfunction with natural, effective methods. Know more about ED. Research and get all the information you can get about ED and its causes, symptoms, and proper diagnosis and treatment. Self-help books may be a good starting…
  • A Strong Case for Using Erection Pills

    Vita Admin
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Male enhancement supplements, also known as erection pills, are often used as an alternative to prescription formulas against erectile dysfunction and related male sexual woes. But why are they much sought-after, and sell by the millions online and in local stores? Here are some compelling reasons why. They are prescription-free. Erection pills typically have an herbal base, and therefore don’t need a prescription to be obtained. Since they can be bought over the counter, these pills can also be shipped directly to your address and gives privacy and convenience. This means you can have male…
  • How to Strengthen Your Erections the Healthy Way

    Vita Admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:51 pm
    You can have erections at will and own the strongest manhood in your hey days. But what if you are aging or facing less-than-ideal health and sexual wellness conditions? Sex cannot start without you getting up when necessary, so it is very crucial that you pay attention to the status and strength of your erections. Male enhancement solutions are one option to explore if you have erection issues. According to the Times of India, there are six effective ways you can naturally achieve stronger erection. First is eating and living well, which means making smart dietary decisions to positively…
  • How Do You Get an Erection?

    Vita Admin
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:41 pm
    Male enhancement is a commonly used term by products that want to sell to those with erectile dysfunction and similar sexual woes. The crux of it is not just penis enlargement, but also the strengthening of male erections for sustained pleasure in bed. And it is no longer surprising why male enhancement sells: the penis holds such influential position in many cultures, and it is expected to be hard, strong, and huge in thickness and length. Erection, therefore, is expected to be an important aspect of manhood. Before you use another herbal penis pill or pharmaceutical product for better…
  • 3 Exercises for Male Sexual Enhancement

    Vita Admin
    1 Feb 2015 | 10:19 pm
    There are exercises that men can do to improve their sexual endurance and their ability to fight premature ejaculation, which afflicts so many around the world today. Exercising has been proven for thousands of years now for its wide range of health and medicinal effects, including prolonging your pleasure in the lovemaking. Here are among the top ones on our list to get your sexual game on! Physical activity – Even sex belongs to this category, as it demands energy and effort. Daily exercises like sports, active hobbies, and even walking and running around the hood can improve your sexual…
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • Guest Blog: Dr. Lucinda Bateman on the Discussion Surrounding the IOM Report

    Leigh Reynolds
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Lucinda Bateman, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and management of unexplained chronic fatigue, ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. She is the cofounder of OFFER, the Organization for Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Education and Research, an organization that began in 2001, when Dr. Bateman realized that there was a great need to provide support to those in our community who deal daily with ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia. Dr. Bateman served on the Instituteof Medicine committee that produced the recent reportBeyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness. In this guest blog post…
  • Guest Blog: Changing the Conversation – IOM Report Sparks Re-evaluation of ME/CFS in the Media

    Leigh Reynolds
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    We took a huge leap forward this week in defining, legitimizing and ultimately finding a cure for ME/CFS. On Tuesday, the Institute of Medicine issued a forceful report that sharpened and simplified the illness’ diagnostic criteria, legitimized it as physical, not psychological, and recommended a new name designed to more accurately capture the defining traits as currently supported in the research: Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID). The IOM committee that conducted the study over an 18-month period also stressed in its report that more research was “urgently needed.” The…
  • Pearls of Wisdom from a CFS Physician, part 3

    Leigh Reynolds
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:50 pm
    By Lucinda Bateman, MD In this 3-part blog series, Dr. Bateman brings you some of her pearls of wisdom on treatment of ME/CFS, honed in her many years of caring for thousands of ME/CFS patients… Lucinda Bateman, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and management of unexplained chronic fatigue, ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. She is the cofounder of OFFER, the Organization for Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Education and Research and has served on the Solve ME/CFS Initiative’s Board of Directors in the past. In 2015, Dr. Bateman will be the lead clinical investigator on the $500,000 research study awarded…
  • IOM Report Released – Recommends New Diagnostic Criteria, Calls for More Research, and Proposes New Disease Name

    Leigh Reynolds
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Today, the Institute of Medicine released its much anticipated report, “Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Redefining an Illness”. The report put forth four key recommendations: HHS should develop a toolkit appropriate for screening and diagnosing patients with ME/CFS in a wide array of clinical settings in which these patients are encountered… -  The committee put forth new diagnostic criteria that is far less complicated and more readily deployed in the clinical setting. A simpler criteria will lead to better, faster diagnosis. The new criteria is based on 4…
  • Pearls of Wisdom from an ME/CFS Physician, part 2

    Leigh Reynolds
    10 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    By Dr. Lucinda Bateman In this 3-part blog series, Dr. Bateman brings you some of her best advice on the treatment of ME/CFS, honed in her many years of caring for thousands of ME/CFS patients through the years… Lucinda Bateman, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and management of unexplained chronic fatigue, ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. She is the cofounder of OFFER, the Organization for Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Education and Research and has served on the Solve ME/CFS Initiative’s Board of Directors in the past. In 2015, Dr. Bateman will be the lead clinical investigator on the $500,000…
 
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    Health Blog

  • Health Benefits of Walking Infographic

    Health Blog
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    According to research, participating in regular physical activity is linked to less cognitive function decline in older individuals. Earlier studies have indicated that physical activity is linked to reduced rates of cognitive impairment in older individuals. Many of these studies have however been carried out among generally healthy individuals, and have relied on not...
  • Treadmill Workouts Infographic

    Health Blog
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    A study has revealed that walking improved more in individuals with Parkinson’s who walked on a treadmill for a longer time at a comfortable speed compared to individuals who walked at an increased speed and incline for less time (high-intensity exercise). Benefits for resistance and stretching exercises also found. The study revealed that 50...
  • Research Shows That Pomegranate Juice Can Reduce Blood Pressure

    Health Blog
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Research shows that blood pressure can be reduced with daily pomegranate juice consumption. For the study, 10 individuals consumed 500ml pomegranate juice daily and 10 individuals consumed a placebo of 500ml water. Blood pressure measurements and urinary hormone levels were taken prior to as well as after half an hour of exercise, both prior...
  • Cataract Infographic

    Health Blog
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    The most commonly performed surgery is cataract surgery, with over 1.5 million of these surgeries performed each year. Cataract surgery is required when a cloud forms in the lens of the eye, resulting in double and blurred vision and sensitivity to glare and light, as well as other symptoms. This standard cataract surgery consists...
  • Is Coconut Water the Best Sports Drink?

    Health Blog
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:05 am
    Coconut water is a complete sports drink, rich with fluids and electrolytes and offers many health benefits as well. Moreover, consumption of this wonderful energy drink among people is increased in these days. Athletes and people engaged in sports activities should drink coconut water because it is a perfect alternative to popular sports drinks....
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    MediAngels, World's First Online Hospital - Blog

  • Why Dr. Google may not be an Answer to All Your Health Problems?

    Editor
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:55 pm
    In today’s technology driven world, you can get information about everything possible on the internet. Whether you want to find information about any medical condition, or if you want to know the exact location of a nearby restaurant/ cafe, or …
  • Online Consultation in Psychiatry, Psychological Counselling & Mental Health

    Editor
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:16 am
    Dr. Shefali Batra is one of the top/leading Psychiatrists all over the world. She practices in India as well as in the USA. Dr. Shefali is one of the panel doctors on MediAngels wherein she provides online consultation to Psychiatry …
  • 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!
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    Healing Talks

  • What Do Vertical Ridges and Discolorations of Fingernails Possibly Mean?

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:21 pm
    (Healingtalks) Ridges on our fingernails may or may not be significant health indicators. The presence of tiny raised lines on our nails can be either of a horizontal or vertical kind, and running the length of the nail. These ridges may come about simply due to aging and sometimes a trauma. They are most commonly […]
  • Healing Somatic Meditations for Stress Disorders and Other Healing Releases

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Healing Somatic Meditations (Healingtalks)  It seems significant that the term mindfulness appeared as the most popular adjective for meditation in a recent Google’s adjective search. There seems to be a common association between meditation and a state of mind 9rather than a state of one’s body).  This recalls  the classical mind/body split and where we […]
  • 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 […]
 
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    Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC

  • Challenges in Taking Time Off

    Kat Fulton
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:52 pm
    I recently hired Dawn, our Project Coordinator. She’s the glue that sticks us all together. She has 18 years experience helping business owners chill out, basically =) This was my message after sending a flurry of email double-checks this morning: I took July ’14 off, because I got married =) The plan has been to […]
  • 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 […]
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    Optimistic Life

  • 3 Best Ways to Say “I Love You!”

    Roman Soluk
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. – Ingrid Bergman “I Love You!” Saying these three magic words is not an easy thing. Especially, if you’re a girl and if you want to say it first. However no matter if you’re a guy or a girl, if you want to start a relationship or to move it to the next level, take a risk and tell your partner these great words: “I love you!” It may seem so simple, but today more and more people are afraid not only of these words but of their feelings, of being misunderstood by…
  • 10 Traits of a Successful Man

    Roman Soluk
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Women are not looking for a perfect man because of one simple reason – he doesn’t exist. All men have their weaknesses and imperfections. But why do some men attract lots of women, have an awesome career and succeed in all aspects of life, and others don’t? Man’s success depends on many factors, many of them are very individual, but still there are general characteristics of a successful man. Here is the list of some of them… Read also: What It Takes to Be Successful 10 traits of a successful man 1. Fit and healthy body I agree that a man’s personality is…
  • 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…
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    Harvard Health Blog

  • This year’s flu vaccine “disappointing” against main flu virus

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:33 am
    Some years the flu vaccine works quite well. Other years it doesn’t. It has done a particularly poor job this year against the main flu virus. The CDC reported yesterday that this year’s flu vaccine has been just 18% effective. The estimate for children is even lower. And it looks like the nasal spray vaccine may not have worked at all among children. That poses a problem for the CDC, which recently recommended that doctors choose the nasal spray over the shot for younger kids. “Studies can’t confirm that the [nasal] vaccine has a benefit,” Dr. Joseph Bresee,…
  • Sauna use linked to longer life, fewer fatal heart problems

    Beverly Merz
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    After shoveling for days, breaking up ice dams, and now shivering in this week’s frigid temperatures, I wouldn’t mind sitting in a sauna for a bit. A new report in JAMA Internal Medicine makes this pastime even more appealing: regularly spending time in a sauna may help keep the heart healthy and extend life. Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland tracked 2,300 middle-aged men for an average of 20 years. They categorized the men into three groups according to how often they used a sauna each week. The men spent an average of 14 minutes per visit baking in 175° F heat.
  • Children who eat peanuts at an early age may prevent peanut allergies

    Gregory Curfman, M.D.
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:14 pm
    The No Nuts Moms Group website lists some of the young people who have died from food allergies — many from peanut allergy — going back to 1986. The lengthy list is a sad reminder that a peanut allergy can cause a severe and sometimes deadly allergic reaction. Parents who have a child who is allergic to peanuts do many things to keep him or her out of harm’s way. A study published online today in The New England Journal of Medicine offers some hope for parents of infants who may be headed toward a peanut allergy. That hope is peanuts. For the study, an international team of…
  • Menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats can last for years

    Nancy Ferrari
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    According to conventional medical wisdom, menopause-related hot flashes fade away after six to 24 months. Not so, says a new study of women going through menopause. Hot flashes last, on average, for about seven years and may go on for 11 years or more. The hormonal roller coaster that comes with the end of a woman’s childbearing years can trigger a range of symptoms. Up to 80% of women going through menopause experience hot flashes. Hot flashes, also known as vasomotor symptoms, are often described as a sudden sensation of heat in the chest, face, and head followed by flushing,…
  • New vaccine is an important advance in stopping cervical and other HPV-related cancers

    Gregory Curfman, M.D.
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
    If you knew that a vaccine could prevent your daughter or son from developing a relatively common and potentially deadly cancer later in life, would you have her or him get it? Such a vaccine is available, and it’s about to get even better than it is now — but fewer than half of all teens have gotten it. I am talking about a vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV). It is responsible for cervical cancer, which strikes 12,000 women each year in the United States and kills 4,000. Only 15% of women diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer survive for five years or more — a grim…
 
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  • LITFL Review 171

    Marjorie Lazoff, MD
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Welcome to the 171th 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 Interested in Free Ultrasound Ebooks? Not sure where to find them? Kasia Hampton from Sonokids has an entire list for you right here! [SO] The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine Should we treat all sore throats with…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 072

    Soren Rudolph
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Welcome to the 72th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 6 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about…
  • DL Terminated

    Jo Deverill
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    Of all the things that emergency physicians do, rapid sequence induction has to be the most sinister. To paralyse a man, or a woman, or a child, with a lethal serum – and then bring them back, from the point of death, with seconds to spare! With nothing more than a trusty metal blade, held in the left hand, and air blown through a tube! It is an amazing magic trick. Surely some sort of voodoo. And frightening, very frightening, when it goes wrong. About 1% of rapid sequence inductions, conducted in the ED, kill the patient within 10 minutes. Which makes RSI about 25 times more dangerous…
  • LITFL Review 170

    Marjorie Lazoff, MD
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Welcome to the 170th 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 Rory Spiegel offers an in-depth look at the endovascular study triad recently released (MR CLEAN, EXTEND-IA and ESCAPE) to treat acute ischemic strokes, and why we should be cautiously optimistic that a small subset…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 071

    Soren Rudolph
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Welcome to the 71st edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 7 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive,…
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  • Quieres Adelgazar Comiendo lo que Más Te Gusta, Tienes que Conocer Entulínea

    Mailhyn Cafiero
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    El viernes pasado tuve el inmenso placer de ser invitada a un evento organizado por entulínea, una empresa enfocada en ayudar a aquellas personas interesadas en perder peso y en vivir una vida más saludable (http://www.adelgazaconentulinea.es/). Cuando llegamos, nos explicaron como entulínea nos ayudaba a adelgazar, a muchos nos sorprendió escuchar reiteradamente que se puede [...]
  • 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 [...]
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  • Scary Cloudy Vision With Blurry Eyesight

    HealthyDis
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:04 am
    Most people suffer from poor eyesight as they age. However, there are some instances when vision problems arise due to a certain disease, injury or other health factors. A cloud vision may not be a common eye problem but it should be diagnosed before it causes vision troubles. What Causes Cloud Vision With Blurry Eyesight? […]
  • Burning Feet And Painful Toes – Causes of Painful Feet Joints With Warm Feeling

    HealthyDis
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:43 am
    There are only a limited number of reasons why you will experience burning toes and feet. Usually, it may also include pain in the toes and feet joints and could lead to difficulty in walking. In most cases, the probable cause would be gout arthritis. What Causes Painful Feet and Burning Sensation in Toes? The […]
  • Causes of Numb Throat Sensation – Pain When Swallowing In Throat

    HealthyDis
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:39 am
    It is possible to experience a sensation of numbness in the throat area. Usually, people report that their throat has burning sensation when swallowing even water. However, some people may also get that numb throat feeling when swallowing. What Causes Numb Throat With Pain? If you have pain when swallowing, it is possible that your […]
  • Annoying Hot Stomach Inside – Causes of Burning in the Stomach

    HealthyDis
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:23 am
    It may sound weird to experience hot inside the stomach as a sensation. However, this is a true sign that you are having increased amounts of acid in the stomach. If you have sensation of hot feeling inside the tummy, you may need to control your acid production in the stomach lining. What Causes Hot […]
  • Scary Temple Pain Causes – Headache And Pain Beside The Head Area

    HealthyDis
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:47 pm
    It is quite scary to feel tenderness and pain in the temple. Usually, people experience pain in the head as an overall sign of migraine. However, some people will also feel temple pain that may be due to underlying health concern. What causes pain in the sides of the head near the forehead? Causes of […]
 
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  • A healthy heart is both physical and emotional

    Editor
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:58 pm
    We all know that we should exercise, eat sensibly, and generally take care of ourselves for good heart health. What might not be as clear is how good emotional health yields good health for the physical heart. With February being Heart Research month, it’s a great time to take a fresh look at how that happens. Love between the molecules There is exciting news! Groundbreaking research from the U.S. National Institute of Health has identified the biological mechanism that allows our emotional health to create good heart health. Candace Pert and her team have found a love affair going on…
  • Q&A with Toula Gordillo (Clinical Psychologist)

    Editor
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Q. My fifteen year old daughter Julie comes home from school cranky and irritable all the time. She is a high achiever and is in year 11 at school this year. We feel like we are ‘walking on eggshells’ with her, and cannot say anything to her in case she yells at us. Julie used to be a beautiful, happy girl but she seems withdrawn and angry all the time now. I don’t know what to do. Please help. A. It is likely that being a high achiever means that Julie is in the habit of putting a great deal of pressure onto herself. This is fine, if she has effective ways of coping with the pressure.
  • A dilemma involving a terminally-ill client

    Editor
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:25 pm
    You are working with a 65-year-old female client, Mary, who has been coming to see you for six months as she had grief and loss issues around having lost her only sibling, her brother and her husband in a space of a month apart (a year ago). She has a daughter and son who are both married and have two children each. They live in Sydney whilst she is in Brisbane. She has three close girlfriends whom she sees regularly. Mary has just been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and has stated that although she is OK to undergo treatment, she is not prepared to take it to level where she is…
  • Graduate Story – Louise Roberts

    Editor
    8 Feb 2015 | 8:23 pm
    Deciding to study with AIPC was the best decision I could have made. The process was easy and comfortable and the whole AIPC team were professional, encouraging, supportive and patient. At the time when I made the decision to go through AIPC and complete the counselling diploma I had no idea just how life changing it would be. I now get to do what I love. I get paid to support, listen to, and talk with people while they are navigating change in their lives, and to assist with facilitating change and growth, and to encourage them to be the best version of themselves they choose to be. For me,…
  • Freeing yourself from “the summer body” compulsion

    Editor
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Please, oh please, do not let the quest for an unrealistic, unattainable standard of so-called “beauty” define your summer. The days are getting longer and if you’re lucky, someone else in your house will be cleaning the barbie. All of this spells: SUMMER! But many Australians of both genders view this season with trepidation. It also means a time when warmer temperatures encourage us to dress with fewer layers, exposing more flesh. For those who possess a “summer body compulsion” as tightly worn as their bathing togs, summer can be a time of enormous stress, discouragement and…
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  • Healthy Seasonings, More than Salt and Pepper

    Dorsa
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    There are two main reasons for understanding this simple principle. One is that you are an adult with an adult palate that can and will enjoy so much more complex flavors than just salt and pepper. The other, and most important reason, is that your health could depend on it. A huge percentage of the population deals with high blood pressure, diabetes, renal disease, and other chronic ailments that largely depend on the right healthy diet, especially one that limits sodium intake. Luckily, you can do without the sodium and get more flavor out of life by skipping the salt and learning what real…
  • Delicious Mediterranean Recipes for Better Heart Health

    Dorsa
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Mediterranean Diet is a primarily plant based way of eating that focuses on whole foods and very little dairy or red meat. The best part of this way of eating is how full of flavor the foods are. The recipes are usually very easy to follow as well, which makes sticking to a healthy heart diet that much easier. Each recipe is for 1-2 servings, but can be easily altered to make more or less. Mediterranean Style Hot Sandwiches These delicious hot sandwiches are perfect for lunch or dinner because they are fast and easy as well as delicious and filling. You can use a frying pan or, if you…
  • Planning Meals For Variety And Good Health

    Dorsa
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Meal planning is a vital part of any healthy diet. Not only that, but meal planning can also help keep your diet more exciting and full of variety. It seems a little too simple, but planning out your weekly meals truly can help you keep a healthier diet, full of delicious variety, and make each meal much easier as well. Meal planning can help you keep to a healthier diet simply due to planning ahead. After all, at the beginning of the week you are typically fairly optimistic about the week ahead and are at least planning to do well with eating healthy all week. You are more likely to stick to…
  • Smart Protein Choices for Athletes with Diabetes

    Dorsa
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Diabetes can be a difficult disease to live with, no matter your age or condition. Many people seem to believe that the only people with diabetes are older, sick, or unhealthy. But the fact is that people from all walks of life live with diabetes, even athletes. Athletes often have completely different dietary needs than other people. The amount of calories that they burn often requires that they consume more calories. While most athletes do not necessary need more dietary protein than the average person, it is really important that they get enough protein, especially with diabetes. Why is…
  • Recipes That Add Vegetables To Your Menu

    Dorsa
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Studies show that a primarily plant based diet can help with a wide variety of health issues, even including chronic diseases. A plant based diet can give you all of the vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, and everything else you need to maintain the healthiest diet possible. You don’t necessarily have to switch to a completely vegan or vegetarian diet, simply incorporate more vegetables into your daily diet and make them the main focus of each meal. Not only will vegetables be healthier but also you find you need to add less salt because your food will be more flavorful. Many…
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    Health + Medicine – Articles – The Conversation

  • Women with endometriosis need support, not judgement

    Jane Fisher, Deputy Director of Research, Jean Hailes &amp; Professor of Women&#39;s Mental Health at Monash University
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    One in ten women worldwide are thought to have endometriosis. nerosunero/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAKnown for years as the “career woman’s disease” based on the idea that women without children develop disease in their reproductive organs, endometriosis is a painful condition thought to affect one in ten women worldwide. The condition occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (that is, the endometrium) grows outside the uterus. These tissues implant in and form lesions on organs such as the ovaries, bowel and bladder. The condition can only be definitively diagnosed through surgery…
  • Health Check: how to exercise safely in the heat

    Daniel Green, Winthrop Professor
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:42 pm
    If you're not regularly active, extreme exercise and exercise in extreme heat is unwise. lzf/ShutterstockExercise alone can be hard, but exercising in the heat is a whole lot harder. Put simply, this is due to the balance between how much heat the body generates and how much it is capable of losing. Human core body temperature typically remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, with small fluctuations across the day. Larger changes above 40°C can be dangerous. Fortunately, humans are relatively well-adapted to dealing with the heat. One theory is that humans evolved a survival advantage as…
  • Could Ebola mutate faster than we can develop treatments?

    Peter White, Professor in Microbiology and Molecular Biology at UNSW Australia
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    Viral mutation, or 'genetic drift', could impact the viability of some drugs being developed to combat Ebola. NIAID/Flickr, CC BY-SAAs the worst known epidemic of the Ebola virus continues in West Africa, scientists around the world are trying to develop treatments for those infected. But a process of viral mutation, known as “genetic drift”, could potentially compromise their efforts. Genetic drift is one reason why RNA viruses, such as influenza and norovirus, cause global epidemics of disease (pandemics) about every three years. To understand how it works, we need to go back to…
  • That Sugar Film shines a light on the hidden sweetness of food

    Tim Crowe, Associate Professor in Nutrition at Deakin University
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:28 pm
    In That Sugar Film, Australian actor Damon Gameau eats food containing the equivalent of 40 teaspoons of sugar every day for 60 days. Madman FilmsIf you’re someone who likes to buy up big at the candy bar before seeing a film, then a word of warning about That Sugar Film: this story of one man’s 60-day sugar binge is guaranteed to leave your choc top melted in your hand and your box of Maltesers left unopened. Sugar is today’s number one dietary demon, and not without reason. While nutrition scientists may debate the harms – or not – of saturated fat, sugar is one food we can all…
  • Forget 'no jab, no pay' schemes, there are better ways to boost vaccination

    Kristine Macartney, Associate Professor, Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health at University of Sydney
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Removing the childcare rebate for parents who do not fully immunise their children is unnecessarily punitive and could have repercussions. Oksana Shufrych/ShutterstockImmunisation in Australia isn’t compulsory – and doesn’t need to be controversial. Most Australians recognise the incredible benefits that vaccination provides to prevent serious disease; we have high and stable coverage rates of around 93%. Getting childhood immunisation to the 95% target rate would be even better, providing more individual protection and “community immunity”. However, the McClure Review…
 
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  • How to become a Doctor in Nepal: Steps

    Administrator
    21 Feb 2015 | 12:37 am
    After completing the School leaving certificate level, students have a decision to take- to enroll in a Science faculty or Commerce. Its a decision which will decide the future lifestyle, profession and sector the student will get into. In the Intermediate level- 10+2 or I Sc You should Enter the... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Proteus Syndrome or Giant Head: A Pakistani man’s Story

    Administrator
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:34 am
    How many of you have heard about the Elephant man? and How many have you that what defect might have caused such a problem? How common is the problem in the world population? The Historical Elephant man was Joseph Merrick who suffered from a congenital Defect- Proteus syndrome. But he is not the... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • The Unique Health Issues of the Homeless  

    Administrator
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:59 pm
    Most people are aware that being homeless is difficult, but they might not realize exactly how difficult it can be. There are a lot of things that people with homes take for granted, especially when it comes to health and personal hygiene. For example, people might understand that the homeless... Published in http://medchrome.com
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  • Four Ingredient Gluten-Free Cookies In A Snap

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:10 am
    I have to bring cookies to my club once a year and I feel the pressure.... continue reading
  • Share a Great Resource with a Friend

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    These two beautiful women are probably looking at a funny cat video.... continue reading
  • The Gogurt Has Grown Up

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Gogurts have been around for a while now and they are not going anywhere. My kids scream “Gogurt” as we drive by them (quickly) in the supermarket. continue reading
  • Stovetop Granola in Minutes

    24 Feb 2015 | 3:59 am
    I am a big fan of granola. It is my “cookie replacement” and my breakfast instead of sugary cereal.... continue reading
  • The Smoking Gun is Sugar

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    I know that we all want to identify the ONE factor that is making us unhealthy.... continue reading
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  • Use This Handy Information To Make Your Allergies A Thing Of The Past.

    HealthyGirl
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Rather than deal with continual sneezes and itchy throats, take control of your allergies. Continue reading the following paragraphs for some useful tips on how to combat your allergy symptoms. Many antihistamines can make you drowsy and inhibit their different reflexes. Even where no alarming warnings are printed on the labeling, when you take the first couple of doses, and you do not plan on driving. Are you aware that your body is potentially causing your allergies? As your go through your day, bits of it stick to you in the form of pollen, hair and body might pick up outdoor dust and…
  • Tips To Managing Panic Attacks And Preventing Them

    HealthyGirl
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    With all the pressures of the world, it is no wonder why many people experience panic attacks. The following article will provide you with these scary situations. If you experience panic attacks, make sure you are getting enough sleep each night. Not only can you not getting enough sleep lead to more attacks happening, it can also keep you from clearing your head and calming down if you have one. Try for eight full hours of sleep every night. By focusing on the music, you will more easily calm your body and conquer the attacks. Seeing the advice of a therapist can often be helpful in dealing…
  • Suffering From Back Discomfort? Try These Tips!

    HealthyGirl
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    TIP! Don’t ever ignore any back pain. Many people actually ignore the pain in their bodies. Most occurrences of back discomfort stems from injuries to the muscles. Damage in ligaments and muscles can have a lot of ways. The following article is going to inform you of much useful advice to deal with your back pain. While it can be difficult to deal with, it usually isn’t a permanent condition. TIP! Laying with your knees and hips at 90 degree angles can give you relief from a back ache. Being in this position with relieve the stress that these joints feel and can lessen the pain.
 
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  • Animals in The Know

    Audrey Yeardley
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com A couple of years ago, I was wandering around St. John Pass in Florida with a friend, seeking a restaurant offering a pot of tea. It was a very hot day and my friend was dehydrating.   “Seeking” changed to “hunting,” when I suddenly “smelled a psychic,” and set off sideways, following my instincts; and forgetting about Clare. It’s the kind of things that dogs do when they follow their noses, going this way and that. And this is how I found the sign advertising “Angel Readings” outside a cheerful little cottage surrounded by snowy-white egrets,…
  • 13 Best Cookbooks To Inspire Healthy and Delicious Cooking

    BeWellBuzz
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:30 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Ever felt like you wanted to try making something new for your family but stuck with millions of recipes to choose from without guarantee that the dish will be delicious. Check out the best cookbooks that will satisfy any foodie. These awesome cookbooks will teach, inspire, and make you hungry for more. 1. The A.O.C. Cookbook by Suzanne Goin Click on the image to buy A.O.C. has all the beauty of an art book while managing to be practical enough for a diligent home cook to actually use. Goin’s elegant Los Angeles restaurant of the same name is part wine bar, and the…
  • How To Clear Stuffy Nose In Just One Minute

    BeWellBuzz
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:12 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com A stuffy nose can be quite annoying. Your nose drips and runs; you sound funny when you talk; and just when you want to blow your nose to finally breathe again but nothing comes out. Whatever the cause is — allergies, a cold, or the flu — dealing with congestion can leave you feeling tired and dreary. There are quite a few natural remedies that will eliminate the discomfort but there’s one breathing exercise that can do it in less than 1 minute! The remedy below was tested on more than 100,000 people and over 85% could clear stuffy nose in less than 1…
  • Bought: The Hidden Story About Vaccines, Autism, Drugs and Food

    BeWellBuzz
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:32 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com If you killed someone for your own profit, you’d probably go to jail. Unless, that is, you were a drug company… A few years ago, Johnson & Johnson was caught RED-HANDED selling a drug off-label to young children… Despite knowing full well that the drug was dangerous for these kids, they falsified documents and sold it anyways. The drug caused serious side-effects for 1,207 children… and killed at least 31 kids. One little boy had a fatal stroke just 12 days after starting on the drug. Of course, this is all just the “cost of business.”…
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  • Preparing Quick and Easy Recipe, Chinese style

    Jim Long
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:45 am
    Imagine this situation, you are at home during the weekends and you suddenly started craving for Chinese food. But then you remember that your favorite Chinese food that delivers is close during the weekends. You thought of going out and getting some Chinese food but the next restaurant is quite far and you just don’t [...]
  • How to Fail at Weight Loss !

    Jim Long
    4 Feb 2015 | 4:50 am
    Millions of people in America are trying to lose weight without much success. There are many reasons for this failure, although most would rather give up than fix their mistakes. Weight loss is hard! Without a little patience and knowledge about nutrition and exercise, your best weight loss plan may crumble. Learning the top reasons [...]
  • 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 [...]
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  • Wanta Matcha?

    Jasmin Ilkay
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:33 am
    Green tea has long been recognized as having powerful antioxidant properties. There is strong evidence demonstrating green tea's ability to fight and prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, and release dopamine, the feel-good hormone (Bowden, 2007). There is even some limited evidence suggesting that green tea  stimulates metabolism, lowers blood sugar and may help people lose weight. A potentially healthier alternative to loose leaf green tea is matcha.View image | gettyimages.comMatcha is making headlines this year as a trendy beverage. It is like a powdered version of green tea. It tastes…
  • Turmeric

    Jasmin Ilkay
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Turmeric is typically thought of as a spice in curries that exudes a rich golden color. Turmeric is widely known for it's anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It has been used medicinally for over 4000 years in India. In Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine, turmeric is a well-documented treatment for various conditions. Read more details from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) here.View image | gettyimages.comShape Magazine ranked turmeric as one of the top nine biggest nutrition trends of 2015. According to NCBI, the activities of…
  • Promising Pomegranite

    Jasmin Ilkay
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Every year at Thanksgiving, I try variations of staple dishes. This year I decided to incorporate some southern flair to my table in NYC. One of the recipes I found incorporates pomegranates and pomegranate juice to cranberry sauce (see recipe below). I chose this recipe because it sounded good and looked relatively easy to make. However, pomegranates offer more than a twist to traditional canned cranberry relish. This antioxidant rich super food has been reported to improve signs of heart disease, manage arthritis, prevent cancer, control dental plaque and ward off infections.#459142763 /…
  • New Dietary Supplement Better than Vitamin D or Calcium?

    Jasmin Ilkay
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    A study released from Florida State announces a new dietary supplement that could be a better alternative to vitamin D and calcium. Bahram H. Arjmandi, Margaret A. Sitton Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences and Director of the Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging (CAENRA) at Florida State, studied the impact of the dietary supplement KoACT® versus calcium and vitamin D on bone loss (Florida State, 2014). #150435507 / gettyimages.comKoACT® is a calcium-collagen chelate. This particular chelate is a…
  • Top Ebola News

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

    Todd Dosenberry
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:04 am
    The Problem with Paleo is now FREE. However, the price will change soon (as in the price will change in any minute so you may want to click on that first link or this one so you can download the book for free on Amazon). Don’t have a Kindle? No worries! I bet you have a smart phone. If you do, then download the Kindle app. If you don’t, then download the Kindle app on your computer or read the cloud version in your browser. See, all you need is an internet connection. Cheers to that! It’s a super quick albeit worth it read. It lacks depth but discusses the real problem…
  • 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…
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  • 5 Ways to Set Yourself Free from the Comparison Trap #MyYoga

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

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

    Edel
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    What is Virofex® I hear you ask? Virofex® Wipes are alcohol-free, high level surface disinfectant wet wipes, containing detergent for additional cleaning action. They are available in Small and Large sizes and have a Melon aroma. Virofex® Wipes do not smell of alcohols or other harmful biocides and are environmentally friendly, cost effective and simple to use. Virofex® Wipes are a comprehensive method of disinfecting all non invasive Medical device surfaces to a high level, without the complications associated with alcohol and other similar based products. They can be used on all non…
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
  • Endangered Species

    Edel
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Can the human race “afford” to save species from extinction? Surely one must shudder at the notion that we might try to place endangered species within the confines of a spreadsheet? We can use headline figures - as presented in a recent study as being USD$100m a year - suggesting a grand total price tag for saving all species but the reality is that hundreds of local projects and initiatives will be required to protect all the endangered species around the world. Such large sums could be used by some as a convenient device to argue it's far too much to consider attempting. But it…
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
  • Reflection

    Edel
    15 Feb 2015 | 12:05 pm
    We are approaching February 22 and the fourth anniversary of the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. I am very mindful that this will mean more to some than others,  who perhaps did not live here and were not affected as directly. And so everyone will have a different experience, and each is valid. This time of year then becomes not just about remembrance of the events of 2011, but an appropriate time to pause and reflect on the people and relationships that mean the most to us. I encourage you to spend some time in your day to quietly think of, and thank, those whose lives you are glad to be in,…
 
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  • Playground Workout: Using Common Equipment for a Challenging Workout

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

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

    Becky James
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    People love to ask me how I can workout as much as I do, but hate my response: "I love it."  It is the same answer that will get anyone in shape and allow them to sustain the changes that they make.  The difficult part is finding what you love.The good and bad is that there are thousands of ways to get active, so how do you find what works for you?  First, be willing to try new things and accept that you may feel silly.  You should also keep in mind that you will need multiple exposures to fairly judge whether you like something; when people first try my…
  • Changes to your Diet 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…
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  • Should I walk if I have the flu?

    WalkingSpree Team
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:38 am
    It is flu season. The best prevention is a flu shot and to stay as healthy as you can like washing your hands frequently, eating foods that boost your immune system and walking. Yes, your commitment to your walking routine is helping you keep healthy. Studies show that people who walk for exercise experience half as many colds as those who don’t, and when they do get colds they last shorter. Also, use your healthy days to build or add to your step buffer so you will have enough steps to complete your challenge or step goal. Walking an extra 10 to 15 minutes a day – about…
  • Are you Walking Right? (Infograph)

    WalkingSpree Team
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Download this Walking Infograph for placing in your home or workplace. Then check out the tips under the infograph on how to how to measure the intensity of your walk. Measure the intensity of your workout As you walk, measure the intensity. Knowing your level allows you to increase the intensity to maximize your workout or slow down to avoid overdoing it. The Talk Test is one way to rate your intensity. You should aim for Moderate to Hard Effort. Very light effort – you can carry on a conversation and talk in sentences Moderate effort – you can talk, but not in full sentences…
  • A Valentine’s Day Wish

    WalkingSpree Team
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:40 am
    We hope you enjoy this video and will share it with your loved ones as you continue to take steps everyday to live a longer and healthier life. What better way to say “I Love You”! Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Walkingspree! If you have trouble viewing the video below, please try our alternate video version.
  • Walk for a healthier heart

    WalkingSpree Team
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:49 am
    Sometimes thought of as a “man’s disease”, women account for nearly 50 percent of all heart disease deaths. Each year, more women die from heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. And a greater percentage of women die within one year of a heart attack than men. Fortunately, reducing your risk factors – not smoking, nutrition, diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, inactivity, excessive weight, and stress – will go a long way in reducing your risk of heart disease. Studies show that walking briskly will reduce coronary heart disease risk in women by…
  • Attacking cholesterol through diet and exercise

    WalkingSpree Team
    6 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    Potato chips, burgers, ice cream or butter drenched baked potatoes. If you’re trying to lower your cholesterol, these are some of the many foods you may want to avoid or reduce your intake. If you are concerned about your cholesterol levels, you are not alone. According to the American Heart Association, 107 million, or 1 in 5 adults, has cholesterol levels above 200 mg/dL. A level above 200 is borderline high and extreme levels, those above 240, are at risk for heart disease. The association recommends no more than 300 mg of cholesterol a day. And if you already have high cholesterol,…
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  • The Advantages Of Reading An E-Cigarette Review

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    The E-cigarette, or e cigarette, is a current creation that is willing to make a big effect on tobacco use throughout the world. Basically, an e cig is a way for smokers to savor the consequences of smoking a cigarette with no serious health risks. It works by heating a solution right into a vapor that can be inhaled without the toxins related to tobacco smoking. These devices are becoming increasingly more popular, with parts and accessories easily accessible online. After you have read more regarding the electronic cigarette and performed your own research, consider making the switch to…
  • The Best Ways To Get Rid Of Ear Wax

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:04 am
    Because being stricken with Tinnitus or ringing of the ears as it is otherwise known, I have done a lot of research study to discover out where the sounds in my ears came from. At first I thought there need to be something majorly wrong with me since it sure sounded major. So, I went to my doctor and got a comprehensive evaluation, but learnt that there is nothing incorrect with me, a minimum of physically. When the buzzing continued, I asked my physician to refer me to an Ear, throat and nose expert. The expert did some hearing tests and sent me for an MRI to dismiss anything really severe.
  • The Benefits Of Investing In An Oil Business

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The truth is gas and oil partnership is taken as a vital business among many sectors. Many companies can use the skills to implement any venture. One thing that needs to be considered when doing it is the geographic presence or location. For many companies, it is regarded as a perfect way to lessen the risks involved. This does not need any kind of long term relationship. However, failure to commit to the agreement will result to unclear vision as well as mission which could cause several challenges along the way. Despite all these, it is essential to consider a lot of factors when operating…
  • Pivot Windows Ireland – Extensively Developed Using the Best Available Hardware

    admin
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:06 am
    You usually provide your absolute best to improve your house’s wonder. You decide on every decoration product that is single in your house using attention and the maximum attention to provide a search that is unique. You search for spectacular furniture pieces to increase one’s home’s richness. Nevertheless sometimes you discover that despite all of your initiatives that are greatest, you nevertheless discover your house pretty uninteresting; lacking that happy interest. Normal daylight is important to genuinely surpass the room’s wonder. Wherever covering panes come…
  • Disciplining Your Child: What Will Work For You?

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:31 am
    It takes a lot to be a parent, especially, when you have a few kids, a job and other demands. But if you can learn to prioritize and enjoy the fun along the way, then you should do fine. This article by nabil faysal can help you to meet some of those demands as a parent. Make sure you’re teaching by example. Your child is much more apt to learn behaviors when you exhibit these behaviors. It’s been proven that children learn by mimicking those around them. So if you’re telling your kids not to yell in the house and you’re doing it, they’re more likely to follow…
 
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    Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

  • Half of Known Strains of HIV Originated in Gorillas

    Health Editor
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:37 pm
    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Since HIV first appeared in humans in the early 1980s, scientists have been laboring to discover where and how the AIDS-causing virus first developed. Now, an international team of researchers says it has confirmed that two of the four known groups of HIV strains affecting humans originated in western lowland gorillas in Africa. HIV-1 has four known groups, M, N, O and P, explained a team led by Martine Peeters, of the University of Montpellier in France. According to the researchers, prior studies have shown that groups M and N originated in…
  • Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too

    Health Editor
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:37 pm
    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing clogged arteries, which in turn might reduce the risk for heart attack, a new study suggests. “We found that drinking three to five cups a day was associated with less calcium build-up in the arteries,” said researcher Dr. Eliseo Guallar, a professor from the department of epidemiology and medicine at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. Calcium build-up is an early sign of hardening of the…
  • Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?

    Health Editor
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:37 pm
    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Acetaminophen may not be as safe as previously thought, with larger doses and long-term use linked to increased risk of health problems, a new report contends. Best known in the United States under the brand name Tylenol, acetaminophen is the most widely used painkiller in the world, the study authors said in background notes. It is the World Health Organization’s front-line treatment for pain, and is considered safer than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen, the…
  • Hate Crunches? 6 Better Core Exercises for Beginners

    Rachel Swalin
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:14 pm
    So maybe you aren’t in good enough shape to get down and give us 50 crunches. But we know you’re not looking to ignore your core either. Well here’s no small truth: A strong midsection isn’t all about six-pack abs. Every time you carry groceries, laundry or even your kids, you’re relying on your core as a foundation of strength, explains Justin Rubin, DailyBurn’s True Beginner trainer. “Lots of beginners have upper back tension or lower back issues,” says Rubin. “Your core is located in your posterior chain and strengthening it will help keep your chest up and your spine…
  • Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better

    Health Editor
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:37 pm
    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For people who are obese and sedentary, any exercise can help trim belly fat, but it may take a bit more effort to get other health benefits, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when they got middle-aged, obese adults regularly moving — even with a half-hour of slow walking — it helped them shed a little bit of weight and a couple of inches from their waistlines. However, it took higher-intensity exercise to lower people’s blood sugar levels — which, over the long term, might reduce…
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    Dr. David Geier - Sports Medicine Simplified

  • Episode 184: Can fitness apps on your phone improve your health?

    drdavidgeier
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Can fitness apps on your phone improve your health? Dr. Geier also talks about the NFL's new chief health and medical advisor. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.
  • The 10: My favorite articles this week

    drdavidgeier
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy my favorite articles from the past week. Here are some great articles on supplements, video games, and comfort food.
  • Stress the seriousness of reporting concussion symptoms

    drdavidgeier
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Athletes at all levels, from young kids to professionals, say they don't always report concussion symptoms to their coaches or parents. We need to change this behavior.
  • Athletic trainers prepare athletes for success

    drdavidgeier
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Largely I think the confusion regarding the term “athletic trainer” stems from how so few people involved in sports truly recognize all that athletic trainers do. They largely don’t realize how critical athletic trainers are for the sports and the teams playing them. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association chose the slogan “We Prepare – You Perform” for this year’s National Athletic Training Month campaign. Let’s use the slogan to illustrate just a few of the key roles of athletic trainers in sports.
  • Sports medicine stats: Data on ACL surgeries

    drdavidgeier
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Recent data shows the total number of ACL reconstructions, performed in the United States, is on the rise. Interestingly, the number of patients younger than 15 years old undergoing these surgeries continues to increase.
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  • Authentic Mexican Fix – Super Healthy Version

    goodhealthjourney
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:24 am
    I messed these up and they were still good! Scott and I LOVE authentic Mexican food, especially Mexican chorizo and homemade corn tortillas. But we have two problems: We are in Rhode Island, where real Mexican ingredients are almost impossible to find I am trying to stick to the 21 Day Fix plan Problem solved! I found a recipe for Cauliflower Tortillas, which I royally screwed up by having too high of an egg to cauliflower ratio.  I only used 1/2 a head of cauliflower; if had to do it all over again I would have used the whole head. I found a recipe for Chorizo seasoning, which I then used…
  • February, the unsexy month?

    goodhealthjourney
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    Try high heels while losing weight It’s February, and I am running a “Love and Sex” themed challenge group for the 21 Day Fix.  The other night Seth Myers’ “Ya Burnt” rant was on how UNsexy we feel in February.  It’s cold, we got through the holidays, we are white as ghosts, and THAT’S when we are supposed to turn up the romance? This is why I suggest that THIS week you put on some high heels, if you don’t wear them already.  The higher, the better. First, you will lose 10 pounds immediately. Well, not really, but when you add three…
  • No-Carb Zucchini Pasta with Meat Sauce

    goodhealthjourney
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am
    I know you don’t believe me, but this is awesome. Cup-n-dump…. Zucchini noodles from a spiralizer: I don’t cook them, I just warm them in the microwave for about 2-3 minutes (1 green) Top with pasta sauce (1 purple) – really you should make your own but I sort of cheat here and try to buy one that doesn’t have corn syrup and a lot of chemicals Ground turkey breast cooked with garlic, oregano and red pepper (1 red) Parmesan cheese (1/2 blue)
  • Your New Go-To Breakfast

    goodhealthjourney
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:19 pm
    I am a reformed oatmeal hater. Oatmeal used to make me gag. Steel cut oats are now the one thing I can’t live without…because I learned to make them salty. And now I have a way for those of you who travel to an office to take a rib-stickin’, calorie-burnin’ breakfast to work. 1. Cook your steel cut oats in salted water or chicken broth. Make a nice big batch to last you all week. 2. Add 1 yellow container of cooked oats to your travel container of choice. 3. 1/2 or 1 green of your favorite COOKED veggie that you have already prepped (mushrooms appear here; I love kale…
 
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • Living with Disabilities: Ways and Means for Living More Independently

    MedFriendly
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:01 am
    According to statistics from England’s National Health Service, around one in five adults in the UK are disabled and more significantly, one million of these individuals live by themselves. As particularly distressing as this latter statistic is, for many the situation is further compounded by having the “obese” label added to them. To qualify for this (if you’ll forgive this rather blunt term) your Body Mass Index (BMI) needs to be above 30 on the scale. Unfortunately, society is very quick to judge and make assumptions about why people are obese and invariably such assumptions are…
  • Drug Addiction: Understanding How Addiction is Effecting Your Loved One

    MedFriendly
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Finding out that someone you care for deeply is suffering from drug addiction can be challenging. You watch as they slowly delve deeper into addiction and what appears to be no regard for how it affects their personal relationships. While it may seem as though your loved one has checked out and cares about nothing but getting high, the truth of the matter is that addiction is a complex disease of the brain.It is not until you fully understand how addiction affects your loved one that you’re able to reach out to them and get them the help they need.Addiction is Not What it SeemsFrom the…
  • Becoming a Doctor, From School to License

    MedFriendly
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:19 pm
    While not every child dreams of being a doctor, some do. It takes a lot to make that dream come true, from a dedicated college career to time spent in residency. Dedication and drive are important for a future doctor. The important thing is, the world will always need doctors.The medical field is one of those fields that will always have career options and always be looking for talented, caring individuals.While some will strive just for a family practice, another direction for the aspiring doctor to go towards is surgical, which requires even more dedication and schooling. If you want to be…
  • Disruptive Innovations in Healthcare: An Infographic

    MedFriendly
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    Click to enlarge: Online Healthcare MBA Program
  • 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…
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    Kimberly Snyder

  • 6 BEAUTY BENEFITS HIDING IN YOUR GREEN SMOOTHIE!

    Kimberly Snyder
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:34 am
    Starting your day off on the right foot is essential to optimal health and performance. One key factor many of us have overlooked is what we have for breakfast. As many of you who visit my site frequently and have read my books know, I am an enthusiastic proponent of the health and beauty benefits of a daily Glowing Green Smoothie™. Why? Because although most people have the great intention of eating foods that promote health and vitality, too often they end up feeling bogged down by the pressures of working out, counting calories and making time for everything else in their lives. When we…
  • 7 Ways Saying “Thank You!” Will Totally TRANSFORM You

    Kimberly Snyder
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    Saying thank you is considered good manners, possibly to the point where it has lost its meaning for many people. Saying the words has become automatic much of the time, with little thought given to what it really means to be thankful. Well no more! It’s a great idea for all of us to get back to feeling true gratitude in our hearts, for not only will it fill us with spiritual and emotional well-being, it can actually have in impact on our health.  You may find this surprising, but there are numerous studies showing that practicing true gratitude benefits us personally, emotionally, and…
  • Introducing The Kimberly Snyder Yoga and Empowerment Pack ($500 Value, FREE*!)

    Kimberly Snyder
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
      With my next book, The Beauty Detox Power, quickly nearing release (March 31st!) – I have some VERY exciting news to share with you and the entire community! In the years since the publishing of The Beauty Detox Solution and The Beauty Detox Foods, so many people have told me their lives were changed because someone gifted them a copy of one or both books. Many went from not knowing much about detoxification, digestion, nutrition or natural beauty – to suddenly eating healthier and feeling amazing, purely from reading those first two Beauty Detox books. Now, with The Beauty Detox…
  • New Recipe: Raw Acai Fudge

    Kimberly Snyder
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:41 am
    Happy Valentine’s Day!  I wanted to share with you this simple and easy to make dessert recipe!  This is a great dish to serve for yourself or that special someone in your life! I love using Sambazon Unsweetened Acai Smoothie Packets in my smoothies but I wanted to try something a little different. If you are looking to indulge in something this weekend, this fudge is it! This is a no fuss recipe anyone can make! All you need are a few simple ingredients which I list below and a blender. And as many of you also know, my personal choice is the Vitamix. All you have to do is blend the…
  • Kady Overcame Acne and Anxiety with the Beauty Detox Lifestyle!

    Kimberly Snyder
    13 Feb 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Kady feels much better kicking her Starbucks habit and switching to whole foods like this young coconut!  This week we are sharing Kady’s story! Thank you Kady for sharing your experiences on your Beauty Detox journey. I was so happy to hear you found out about my Beauty Detox Principles while at an airport bookshop! It is amazing to hear how  The Beauty Detox Solution and The Beauty Detox Foods really changed your perspective on food and is truly helping you feel better daily!  It is wonderful to hear you are now feeling more energized, balanced and your anxiety and acne have…
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    Well Being Tips

  • What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Rehab

    Wellbeing
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Rehab It is a hard truth that many people don’t want to face: recovery from addiction is a long series of “hard parts” that all get strung together and it is unlikely that things will go back to exactly how they were before. This doesn’t mean that you can’t still have a calm and happy life […]
  • Can A Chiropractor Cure This?

    Wellbeing
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Can A Chiropractor Cure This? Chiropractors often take pride in the way they treat different kinds of illness without using chemical medications. By stimulating pressure points along the spine, chiropractors can actually cure a wide range of health problems. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the health problems that chiropractors can solve based on research and […]
  • 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 […]
 
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • Thyme and Chamomile Essential Oils Fight Cancer Cells

    Danica Collins
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Did You Know…thyme and chamomile essential oils can kill breast cancer cells? Recent studies suggest that essential oils are promising cancer remedies.  Chinese researchers tested the... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • A Daily Multivitamin-Mineral Reduces Heart Disease Risk for Women

    Danica Collins
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:39 pm
    A recent large-scale study published in the Journal of Nutrition validates the benefits of supplementing with a daily multivitamin-mineral. Researchers from the Office of Dietary Supplements at the... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Artemisinin as a Natural Cancer Cure

    Danica Collins
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Today we’re highlighting another folk remedy that’s taking the spotlight as a possible anti-cancer remedy. The Chinese have used artemisinin, or wormwood extract, for thousands of years, and it... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Can Saccharomyces Cerevisiae-Derived Peptides Reduce Excess Abdominal Fat?

    Danica Collins
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:22 pm
    There are two types of fat: Subcutaneous fat, which lies beneath the surface of the skin Visceral fat, which surrounds the internal organs of the abdominal cavity (the stomach,... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Meditation Rebuilds Grey Matter in the Brain

    Danica Collins
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Numerous studies have validated the many benefits of meditation. Meditation doesn’t just help you relax and de-stress; its influence extends from the psychological and into the physical. Meditation... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
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    Dimmi Shoes

  • The Jogger takes on the World

    Coley Harrison
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am
    On the feet of Ordinary People’s blog by Alyssa Lau, Dimmi has trekked all over the world. From freezing temps in Edmonton, Calgary to scenic views in Stanley Hong Kong the Jogger will continue to circle the planet. As the shoe orbits, so does the mission of the company. “…100% of the profits go to […] The post The Jogger takes on the World appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Monday Morning Decisions

    Coley Harrison
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:56 am
    Normcore vibes have us feeling alright as we prepare to tackle the new week. The casual market is taking over the fashion industry and in a hurry. Looking chic in cotton t-shirt and a pair of trainers, don’t mind if we do! As you peruse your closet this A.M. choose jeans over trousers, linen over polyester and […] The post Monday Morning Decisions appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • THEY’RE HERE!

    Kristina
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    We’re so happy to announce that after several trials working with USA factories, the Lissie collaboration boot LAURAS LEGACY is now available! Thank you to every one of you who stood by our side and believed our work and in the cause. We are proud to donate 100% of our profits to medical research of […] The post THEY’RE HERE! appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • UNC Provides a Unique Opportunity for Dimmi to do Good

    Kristina
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Excited to share with you that we’ve found the primary outlet for ALS Research funds that Dimmi will be proud to support with future profits from our shoe sales. Meet Nikolay V. Dokholyan, distinguished professor and researcher in the department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. We […] The post UNC Provides a Unique Opportunity for Dimmi to do Good appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Throwback with the Ordinary People

    Kristina
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Throwback to a feature of Alyssa from the Ordinary People blog. We’re obsessed with her uniquely wonderful fashion, and she’s truly an inspiration to follow for being one’s own self. So be sure to check out the full post on her blog archives here: http://www.ordinarypeople.ca/2014/01/still-dark-when-i-close-my-eyes.html as well as all of her latest: http://www.ordinarypeople.ca/ Shop the […] The post Throwback with the Ordinary People appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • All About Gabapentin

    Ammy
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
    Gabapentin, the generic for the branded prescription drug, Neurontin is available with IDMRx.com, the online drugstore that provides generic OTC & prescription drugs, which are cheaper than their branded counterparts. This prescription drug is very effective as an anticonvulsant and analgesic. Originally developed to treat epilepsy, it’s found to effectively relieve neuropathic pain & is recommended as a first line treatment of neuropathic pain (described as burning or coldness, “pins and needles” sensations, etc.) due to diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, and…
  • Azithromycin To Treat Pneumonia & COPD

    Ammy
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:45 am
    Azithromycin is an antibiotic, derived from erythromycin, useful for the treatment of bacterial infections. Azithromycin is more effective against specific bacterial species than erythromycin. Unlike erythromycin, azithromycin is eliminated from the body very slowly, allowing many infections to be treated with 3-5 days of once-daily administration of azithromycin. Buy generic Azithromycin tablets at IDMRx.com at lower prices than the branded counterparts. InternationalDrugMart.com offers generic OTC & prescription drugs that are bio-equivalent to the branded prescription & OTC…
  • IDM Celebrates Valentine’s Day

    Ammy
    14 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Anticipating Valentine’s Day & want to give a good performance that night? Load up on sexual enhancement drugs & enjoy a memorable Valentine’s Day Date Night, All Night. For all you lovers out there, save on the cost of lifestyle products, when you spend a minimum of $75. Use “IDMrx14.2” at checkout & receive a FULL 14.2% OFF! That’s a savings of at least $10. Keep the magic flowing through the weekend with generic sexual enhancement drugs from IDM.com. They cost less than a fraction of the cost of branded drugs like Viagra & are just as effective with no side…
  • Double the Pleasure in the Month of Love

    Ammy
    3 Feb 2015 | 3:14 am
    Get ready to unleash the animal within, International Drug Mart is offering big fat deals & discounts in the Month of February. Every once in a while or even a few times a day (or night) all of us need a little encouragement & IDMRx.com is willing to provide it. We’re offering you 50% Extra pills when you order 2 months’ supply or more of Lifestyle or sexual enhancement products. When you buy sexual enhancement drugs from a trusted online drugstore like InternationalDrugMart.com, you get the quality, efficacy & the savings every single time. The best gift you can give your…
  • Skincare The IDM Way

    Ammy
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:35 am
    Your skin is precious to us, which is why we’re giving you a wonderful way to keep your skin dewy and glowing like a young girl’s. Buy the listed skincare product(s) for $75 or more & get a FULL 10% OFF! We understand that a regular beauty & skincare regime brings a healthy golden glow to your face. Store bought skincare products can be quite expensive & and when we tried to save money on stores, we may wind up with cheaper products that may damage the skin after prolonged use. Get exactly what you need, the premium products that provide the best skin care and protections…
 
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • Wilderness Heart Attacks: When There’s No Perfect Choice

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Many years ago, my wife and I were in Arizona to attend a conference. We had several hours to kill until the first meeting that night, so I decided we’d make a quick trip to the Grand Canyon. Then, I calculated we had three hours to kill before we had to leave and decided we should hike the trail down the Canyon, at least for a bit. Well, I miscalculated the extra time and effort it would take to walk back up, so the hike became a speed walk. With about a mile to go, I heard my wife from behind me yell, “I think I’m having a heart attack.” I replied, “You…
  • 15 of the Worst Things to Do If You’re Stranded in the Cold

    LAwordsmith
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH In 2002, a couple of years after he won the Olympic gold medal in wrestling, Rulon Gardner went snowmobiling in Wyoming. “I told myself it would be a short trip,” he told the Associated Press. “We were going to go out about three hours and get home for dinner.” But he got lost and ended up stranded for 17 hours. The temperature reached as low as 25 below zero, according to the AP. By the time Gardner was found and flown to a hospital, he had extreme hypothermia and severely frostbitten feet. But he ended up losing only one toe. What Most…
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: The Sneaky Way It Kills

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH A reader emailed to remind me there’s been a spate of carbon monoxide poisonings and several carbon monoxide deaths to go along with the cold weather in the Northeast United States. To me, that sort of news is always so troubling because even though carbon monoxide is a stealthy killer, the deaths are so preventable. All you need is a working carbon monoxide monitor. (Working is key, so test it occasionally to make sure the audible alarm is good to go. Also ensure the battery is alive and well and you have a few extra batteries just in case.) No matter how safe…
  • 5 Life-Threatening Injuries That Are Totally Survivable During a Disaster—if You Know How

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH I get a gnawing feeling in my stomach when I hear stories of people who died from an injury they might have survived if they’d just known a little more basic medicine. Or maybe they knew but just weren’t thinking right at the time. And then there are the people who saved lives with well-applied tourniquets and other techniques, makeshift or otherwise, that often aren’t even taught in typical first-aid classes. If you’d like to know more about such techniques, I do have a video course. Getting a devastating injury doesn’t always equal a death sentence,…
  • Measles Outbreak 2015: What’s the Big Deal?

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:20 pm
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Every year we have a few measles outbreaks in the U.S., but they’re still pretty limited to a few hundred people. You’ve probably heard about the most recent one that started in Disneyland and may have led to over 100 people getting the measles so far in 2015. The worry is the outbreaks are going to get more frequent and bigger, and that’s not just because of people coming to the U.S. from countries where fewer children are vaccinated, as some have speculated. The percentage of children getting vaccinated in the U.S. is down to 91 percent. Compare that to 89…
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    Healthier Steps

  • Brown Rice And Flaxseed Crackers

    Michelle Blackwood
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    My son Daevyd comes running into the kitchen, ‘mommy, mommy please make me crackers?’ I was in for the challenge because I never before thought of making my own gluten-free crackers. My first thought was to make some brown rice crackers. As I try to figure out a recipe, Daevyd exclaimed, ‘mummy I want to help you!’ He started getting ingredients that he normally gets when making muffins, almond milk from the refrigerator, coconut sugar, vanilla. I had to laugh to my self and wonder if he will always be this helpful. Anyway I wanted my first try to be a simple recipe so…
  • Coconut Carob Truffles

    Michelle Blackwood
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    These melt in your mouth coconut carob truffles are so delicious, you will keep on going back for more and more! They are made with only four ingredients, yes only 4. That’s one of the reasons I only made a small batch of seven of these yummy goodness. If you like them firmer, just place them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. I love carob and really don’t miss chocolate. Chocolate has a lot of controversy around it. I’m therefore providing a solution for those who are avoiding it. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans which contain caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant and…
  • Roasted Cauliflower in Spicy Marinara Sauce

    Michelle Blackwood
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    This dish is quick and easy to make and comes out crazy delicious every time I make it. I have created so many variations and my family has never been disappointed. My cookbook also has another variation to the this recipe. That’s why I love to cook, I really don’t make the same recipe twice. I only started writing recipes down when I started blogging. Believe it or not, I rarely make a recipe from a cookbook step by step. I use cookbooks only as guides and I pretty much can look at a recipe and tell if it will come out tasting good or not. I have been eating and cooking a plant…
  • Black Bean Salad with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing

    Michelle Blackwood
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:24 pm
    This is one of the most delicious and nutritious salad that I have prepared. Black bean salad with creamy avocado cilantro dressing. Growing up kidney beans were my favorite beans but now I prefer chickpeas and black beans.I find them to be more versatile to use in creating new recipes, like my General Tso’s chickpeas and my vegan black bean burritos.. Another thing that I love to do is, to include lots of different vegetables with different colors in my salads. We eat with out eyes, so I do my best to make dishes that are very pleasing to the eyes and also very flavorful. This salad is…
  • Simple Carob Mousse (Vegan)

    Michelle Blackwood
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:57 pm
    This silky smooth carob mousse is very addictive. The addition of avocado that contains healthy fats make it so good for you. A nice way to add avocado in a recipe for picky eaters and they won’t even know it. I made this for breakfast this morning and I really enjoyed it. You can substitute maple syrup with your favorite sweetener. I garnished it with carob chips. Carob mousse can be used as a frosting for your favorite cake, or as an ice cream or as a pie. I plan to post more recipes using carob mousse soon. Ingredients: 1 avocado 1/4 cup coconut cream 1 frozen banana 2 tablespoons…
 
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 326: Giving HIV a flat tyr

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit The sternutating TWiVers discuss preventing infection of cells and animals by a soluble CD4-CCR5 molecule that binds to HIV-1 virus particles. Links for this episode Dif-tor heh smusma (NY Times) Immunization preterm premature infants (Thanks, Johnye!) HIV and SHIV protection conferred by eCD4-Ig (Nature) Tyrosine sulfation (Wikipedia) GBV-C and Ebolavirus infection (J Virol) Letters read on TWiV 326 Weekly Science Picks Alan - Toms River by Dan…
  • TWiV 325: Wildcats go viral

    22 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Rollie Clem and Lorena Passarelli Vincent visits the 'Little Apple' and speaks with Rollie and Lorena about their work on mosquito-born viruses and baculoviruses. Links for this episode Apoptosis inhibition in A. aegypti (Apop) Initiator caspase in armyworm (Insect Bioc Mol Biol) Manipulating apoptosis in A. aegypti (J Virol) Viral inhibitors of apoptosis (Sem Cell Dev Biol) Baculoviruses: Sophisticated pathogens (PLoS Path) Baculovirus morphogenesis (Virol) Barriers…
  • TWiV 324: Viruses in the miR may appear more numerous

    15 Feb 2015 | 8:10 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Lee Feinman Lee joins the TWiV team to discuss the value of post-doctoral training, and how a cellular microRNA assists in the replication of hepatitis C virus. Links for this episode Spin by Robert Charles Wilson Immunization of preterm infants (Dev Period Med) miR-122 alters HCV translation-replication balance (Cell Host Micr) Holding a miR to HCV (TWiV 180) Treating hepatitis C by blocking miR-122 (virology blog)…
  • TWiV 323: A skid loader full of viromes

    7 Feb 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler The family TWiVidae discuss changes in the human fecal virome associated with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Links for this episode Enteric virome changes in inflammatory bowel disease (Cell) Gov. Christie stumbles on vaccination (NY Times) Anti-vax psychology (NPR) Vaccine skeptic changes her mind (NPR) Ebolavirus sitrep (WHO) Letters read on TWiV 323 Weekly Science Picks Alan - SitesuckerRich - Snake…
  • TWiV 322: Postcards from the edge of the membrane

    1 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVodes answer listener email about hantaviruses, antivirals, H1N1 vaccine and narcolepsy, credibility of peer review, Bourbon virus, influenza vaccine, careers in virology, and much more. Links for this episode Bourbon virus (NY Times) Thogotovirus (ViralZone) Drug induced apoptosis and HIV infection (PLoS One) Mumps cases and outbreaks (CDC) Opossums as pets? (doc) Cat found Letters read on TWiV 322 Weekly Science Picks…
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    Health On A Budget

  • Simple Diet Changes for Breastfeeding Moms to Relieve Infant Colic

    Health on a Budget
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:04 am
    by Dawn Dodge Here’s an all-too-common scenario: it’s a month or so after your perfect new baby is born, and you’ve spent exhausting hours overcoming several breastfeeding challenges because you want your son or daughter to have the best possible start in life…you’re starting to get the hang of it…only to be faced more and more often with a cranky, crying, or downright inconsolable infant. Sometimes, nothing works, and you just have to hold the love of your life while he cries. The worst part is, you have absolutely no idea why he is suffering. Maybe you even took him to…
  • Small Health Changes that You Won’t Notice but Your Body Will

    Health on a Budget
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:02 pm
    by Martina Mercer By the time we’re in the second month of a New Year we’re either rolling with the new, super healthy regime or we’re berating ourselves for not keeping up with the New Year’s resolutions. Health clubs up and down the country have tumbleweed blowing through them as the January wannabes, wannabe at home, while the regulars have taken a break to avoid the surge of unfit bodies. The weather doesn’t help either, let’s face it, January is the worst month of the year to choose drastic change that requires extraordinary self-motivation. Do you really want to run on icy…
  • 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…
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    DentalPlans.com Blog

  • Sorry, Spiders: Limpet Teeth Are The World's Strongest Natural Material

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:23 pm
      If you happen to meet up with a Limpet today, don’t let the wee beastie lick you.   Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have found that limpet teeth are the strongest natural material on earth (at least as far as we currently know.) Previously spider silk was thought to be the strongest natural material, and has been used as a model to create lightweight but super tough things bulletproof vests to computer electronics.
  • Old, Reliable Metal Braces: Are They Still Necessary?

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:57 am
      "Invisible" clear aligners; colorless ceramic brackets; hidden lingual braces: It seems these are the hottest topics when we discuss orthodontic appliances today. And it's not hard to understand why—who wouldn't like their orthodontic treatment to be undetectable? So we might be forgiven for asking whether those old reliable metal braces are still a viable option.
  • Using Your Head To Correct Tooth Position

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
      If your child’s orthodontist tells you that you can use your head to move teeth into better positions, he probably isn't talking about mind-over-matter; instead, it's likely that your child’s treatment will involve wearing a type of external orthodontic appliance called "headgear". If you've ever seen orthodontic headgear, you probably recall that it has some thick wires that attach to metal braces on the teeth and then extend outside of the mouth, plus some straps that go behind the neck or over the chin or forehead. But do you know how it works, and why it may be needed?
  • Hooray For Beavers (And Scientists)!

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
      We may soon have stronger teeth, thanks to beavers.   Our little furry friends do not floss. They don't even brush their teeth. And they certainly don't have regularly scheduled checkups with the dentist,or do any of the other things that humans need to do to keep our teeth bright and strong.  
  • Protecting Your Child's Space

    20 Feb 2015 | 6:55 am
      Children need their space. You may have heard that before in another context, but it’s literally true when we’re talking about teeth. Sometime between the ages of 5 and 13, your child will lose 20 baby teeth and gain 28 permanent teeth. Each of those adult teeth needs a specific amount of space to grow in correctly. Yet there are a couple of things that can crowd in on that space and create potential problems in the bite. Let’s take a look at what they are, and how the right dental treatment at the right time can solve the problem.
 
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    Tandurust

  • Causes Of Splitting And Peeling Nails: How To Heal It Naturally?

    PUP
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    When your nails are brittle, they often split and peel into horizontal layers. It is common in women than in men. At least 20 to 30 percent of people may have developed brittle nails at some point in their life. …
  • Natural Ways To Stop Loud Snoring: Its Causes And Health Risks

    PUP
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:52 am
    Scientists are now proving what Shakespeare knew 100 years ago, when he wrote this line “thou dost snore distinctly. There is meaning in thy snores”, in ‘The Tempest’. Snoring loudly is not only a nuisance during sleep, but it is …
  • Trichomonas Infection Causes: How It Spreads & How To Treat It?

    PUP
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:08 am
    Trichomonas infection is one of the most common sexually transmitted disease found in women and men. However the symptoms are predominantly seen in women. It is caused by a parasite called trichomonas vaginalis. The disease is widespread all over the …
  • Excess Belly Skin After Pregnancy Or Weight Loss: How To Tighten?

    PUP
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:04 am
    Majority of women have excess belly skin after pregnancy. Folds of skin on lower part of abdomen also develop after excessive weight loss. Human skin is incredibly elastic and it has great capacity to stretch. During pregnancy, a growing uterus …
  • Lower Pelvic Pain In Males And Females: What Are Its Causes?

    PUP
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:39 am
    Pain in pelvis can manifest in various forms, from a feeling of mild heaviness to severe excruciating pain disturbing day to day life. Low pelvic pain can make a person miserable, especially during passage of urine or during regular bowel …
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    Three Minute Egg: Latest News

  • Yoga Therapy for Your Knees

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Whether you’ve had an injury or you’re beginning to show symptoms of age-related arthritis, knee pain can really slow you down. Sometimes, it’s simply because you use your knees so much that they beg for rest. But most of the time, it’s because as you get older, these joints can stiffen and ache, especially if you’re not getting enough exercise.Most minor knee pain responds well to a little TLC. While severe pain can signal a condition that requires medical intervention, it’s rare without a triggering incident. More often, your Three Minute Egg yoga blocks and targeted yoga…
  • How to Boost Your Libido with Yoga

    28 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    As we wrote recently, yoga can improve your sex life. It’s a fact, as a number of studies have proven. And it’s not because yoga is a way to exercise. Calling yoga an exercise is like calling a Three Minute Egg ® a foam yoga block. In other words, yoga is much more than simple physical training.Start with a Daily Yoga PracticeIf you don't have a regular yoga practice, you are missing the boat. You are the foam block in a sea of yoga eggs. And it’s not just a better sex life that you’re missing out on. Doing yoga leads to a healthier body, a more alert mind, and a larger bank…
  • ​Can Yoga Improve Your Sex Life?

    6 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    YES… but… if you’re looking for an article that details kinky uses for yoga bolsters and belts… well, let us know and we’ll write that article!But seriously, yoga can improve your sex life. While this may not be its intended purpose, there is definitely a connection between practicing yoga and having better sex. According to the Journal of Sexual Medicine (Volume 7, Issue 2pt2), “yoga appears to be an effective method of improving all domains of sexual functions in women.” There are many benefits for men as well. And for couples, yoga can improve intimacy resulting in a deeper…
  • ​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.
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  • Here’s How You Should Be Sitting at Your Desk (According to Ergonomics)

    Hannah Newman
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    Don't let this infographic fool you—we know sitting can be bad for our health. It’s been linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even cancer 123. Not to mention, sitting for long periods of time can cause your muscles to become inactive, and has you burning one calorie a minute, a third of what it would be if you were walking . And that’s even when you have good posture! But most of us don’t even have good posture. We’re sitting like contortionists and twisted pretzels, setting ourselves up for a lifetime of pain and injuries 4. And although standing…
  • Here’s What Actually Matters When Shopping for Running Shoes

    Nick English
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Despite the rally cry that we’re “born to run,” for most of us, running well doesn’t come naturally—not after our bodies have logged umpteen hours of body-scrunching, joint-tightening sitting at school and work. What’s more, runners get injured—some say up to 80 percent of ‘em get sidelined every year. So how does an intrepid runner like you prevent injuries and reconnect your body with its natural stride? Salespeople at your sporting goods store will tell you it comes down to footwear. Their claim: Most folks grab any old running shoe off the rack instead of choosing the…
  • Greatist Workout of the Day: Monday, March 2nd

    The Greatist Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video demos of each movement, follow the links below the graphic. Be sure to note the results of your workout so you can track your progress as you go. Before you tackle this workout, try this quick and effective full-body warm-up. It's just five simple moves but hits every major muscle group and gets your heart pumping. Squat, Dip, Sit Complete 8 rounds of the following circuit as fast as safely possible: 15 Air Squats 10 Bicycle Sit-Ups (per side) 5…
  • The Cheap and Easy Way to Start Planning Your Meals in Advance

    Allyson Fox
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    “Make a meal plan.” It’s a tip we’ve heard multiple times when nutrition experts talk about healthy eating, but few really explain how you can do it yourself—without spending your entire weekend (and paycheck) planning out exactly what you're going to eat for an entire week. And even then, you'll still end up having to decline dinner invites from friends to avoid "breaking the rules." Basically it all sounds like a big yaaaaawn! The good news: None of that is actually true—or at least it doesn’t need to be. A good meal plan creates structure that encourages healthy eating, yet…
  • Garlic Shrimp Appetizer

    Diana Santos
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Start off your next party with this easy yet impressive appetizer. A little heat (or a lot if you want more hot sauce) and garlic turns simple shrimp into a knockout finger food. If you happen to have some leftover (or made a little extra after reading this), spoon them over any grain or pasta for a tasty lunch or dinner. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and garlic, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until garlic is golden. Stir in hot sauce, then add shrimp and let cook until edges turn pink and begin to curl, about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip each shrimp over. Deglaze pan by adding…
 
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  • Suffering From Chronic Neck Pain? Meditation Could Be The Answer

    Swarnam John
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:38 pm
    I used to go to school by cycle in my childhood days. One fine day at the railway crossing, I bent down the railway gate when it was closed. But dashed against the heavy metal gate on my neck. From that day till now sometimes I suffer from haunting neck pain. So this study caught my attention. Hope this will be helpful if you are suffering from chronic neck pain.Courtesy of South Eastern RailwayMeditationMeditation may be the perfect answer to your chronic neck pain. Chronic neck pain may cripple your performance and may even lead to depression. You will be constantly suffering from it and…
  • The Awful Dangers of Highly Processed Foods- Pizza, Chocolates and French Fries

    Swarnam John
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:46 am
    Highly processed foods are addictive. That’s crazy you might wonder. But it is true. Highly processed foods like chocolates, pizza and French fries are most addictive warn scientists. Processed foodsResearch studies tell us that highly processed foods are addictive, while the unprocessed version of foods such as brown rice are not addictive. So it is not rocket science to understand that people prefer highly processed foods.Yet another interesting news is that, persons who were overweight or obese reported to have greater addiction problems with these highly processed foods. Scientists…
  • Quit Worrying About Your Age - Live Life to The Fullest

    Swarnam John
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:12 am
    Life is beautiful is it not? The days of our life are numbered on this awesome planet. So while we are in the land of the living we should enjoy each day. Achieving the goals you have in mind, dreams you want see come true, and life experiences you want to experience – spells a life well lived. Here are the top 5 things on my bucket list, which I want to do, before I move on to my heavenly aboard.Travel to CyprusI love this island country situated in the Mediterranean region. This island nation lies at the crossroads of three continents. That’s stunning! Beautiful beaches and breathtaking…
  • Sleep Well So The Brain Makes Healthy Food Choices

    Swarnam John
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Think of your body like a machine, if the machine is maintained properly on a regular basis. It would function perfectly fine. Similarly for the body healthy food, proper sleep and exercise are needed for the smooth sailing, without any bumps and breaks along its way.SleepA new study has found that lack of sleep makes us consume more fat and less carbohydrates. The Salience network in the brain, when not received its due rest in the form of sleep, acts weird and makes us eat more fat.What is salience network?I think it is a very complex subject, but Dr. Kevin McGrew explains it easily in…
  • Foods of Love – Black Chocolate And Red Wine

    Swarnam John
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Foods of Love – Black Chocolate And Red WineTake care, Swarnam
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  • Get Rid of Blackheads: Tricks for Clear Skin

    Lauren Cosgrove
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Everyone has them – those nasty little buggers called blackheads. Luckily, we’ve compiled some of the very best remedies for how to get rid of blackheads quickly and painlessly. 1. Exfoliate with Baking Soda: Easy as pie! Just mix baking soda with a small amount of water to form a paste, then buff blackheads away […]
  • Beating the Winter Blues

    Lauren Cosgrove
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:36 pm
    There is no season harder on our bodies and minds than winter. More people die from heart failure, suffer from seasonal depression, and experience aches, pains and sickness, in winter than any other time of the year. Why is this? Well, it has to do with a combination of factors: colder temperatures, more time spent […]
  • Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    Lauren Cosgrove
    4 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    It’s here again! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so now is the time to start planning something special for you and your loved one. This year, look beyond that box of chocolates and explore these Valentine’s Day gift ideas instead! We guarantee these suggestions will help make your day one worth remembering. Create a […]
  • How Often Should I Get a Massage?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:59 pm
    One of the most common questions we hear about massage therapy at Better Health Washington is “How often should I get a massage?” The answer? It varies from client to client. But we have many tips to guide you through the process of deciding just what’s right for you! The first step in determining how often you […]
  • 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 […]
 
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  • Healthy Homemade Ice Cream Recipe: Peanut Butter

    Sydney Johnston
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:12 am
    Do you like homemade ice cream? Most likely, that’s as silly as question as asking if you like to breathe! I’ve thought about buying an ice cream freezer but almost all the recipes I find are really high in calories and fat and they include stuff that I don’t want to eat – like cream […]
  • Sources of Fabulous, Healthy Food: Farmers Markets, Food Co-ops, U-Picks and Roadside Stands

    Sydney Johnston
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    I can remember eating produce out of my grandmother’s yard and it tasted NOTHING like the stuff in the grocery store. Picking an organic fruit or vegetable right off the plant when it’s sun warmed and ripe is a sensual and fascinating experience. When we consider that the produce at the grocery store is usually […]
  • Abraham Hicks on Happiness and The Law of Attraction

    Sydney Johnston
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    Esther Hicks/Abraham Hicks is our favorite Law of Attraction (LOA) teacher and she blasts through lots of weak ideas in this classy video. The topic is money, but her advice truly applies to anything we would like to add or subtract from our lives. But as big a fan as I am of the LOA, I have […]
  • 39 Natural Remedies for the Nasty Common Cold

    Sydney Johnston
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:42 am
    One week ago, I put on a pair of shorts and cut the grass in our front yard. It was a bit chilly, but as I worked I warmed up and was (mostly) comfortable. Now, they’re predicting snow and ice here in Atlanta. And so it goes in the winter. Up – down – up […]
  • A Simple (And Cheap!) Natural Remedy For Ringworm

    Sydney Johnston
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    Ringworm is an ”un-sightly”, to say the least, blemish on your skin – see the lovely pictures below. And it can itch, ooze and do all sorts of nasty things. Worst of all to many sufferers is that it looks so bad that they wonder if folks around them are convulsing in nausea at the […]
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  • Construction Workers Fail Proof Guide for Dealing with Tennis Elbow

    tenniselbowtips
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:14 am
    Are you a construction worker or perhaps a do it yourself junkie who has noticed a little outer elbow pain from time to time? Is your elbow pain sometimes so bad that you can’t even grip a hammer or hold your hot cup of coffee with confidence? If this sounds like you, then don’t worry I’ll explain what this all means but more importantly, steps you can take right now to stop your elbow discomfort and even continue with your construction work or any other manual labour job. The pain that you are experiencing in your elbow is called tennis elbow. No you don’t have to…
  • Best Starting Points for All Tennis Elbow Sufferers

    tenniselbowtips
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    One of the most confusing things about tennis elbow is knowing where to start.  Once you have learned that you do have this terrible condition, how do you know and decide where to start when it comes to your treatment? For people who have just learned they have tennis elbow and it’s been 6 weeks or less, then you are in the acute phase of your injury.  The best starting point for you is to immediately stop doing what caused your injury and/or avoid doing activities that make your elbow pain worse. You may find that taking OTC anti-inflammatory medication everyday for at least two…
  • Can Tennis Elbow Come Back Even After Surgery

    tenniselbowtips
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    Anyone who has suffered from tennis elbow knows that getting rid of it can be very challenging and frustrating.  If you are in the lucky group who have cured it and have recently noticed a little discomfort and pain in the same elbow, you may just have the question of: can tennis elbow come back – even after you have had surgery?  Read on to get the answer. The short answer to the question is yes and yes.  It is absolutely possible to re-injure the same elbow in which you had tennis elbow before.  It doesn’t matter if it was surgically repaired or not.  So how and why does…
  • How Tennis and Other Racquet Sport Players Should Tackle Tennis Elbow In the Off Season

    tenniselbowtips
    5 Nov 2013 | 1:54 am
    Just because it is the off season it doesn’t mean you should simply hang up your tennis racquet and hibernate like a bear.  Especially if you are a tennis player who suffers from bouts of tennis elbow on and off throughout the season. The off season is a great time to address your injury and finally do something about it so you permanently put your injury behind you and enjoy a pain free upcoming tennis season.  Even if you play other racquet sports such as badminton, squash or racquet ball, you too should take proactive measures right now to nip your injury in the butt. There are…
  • Why Rest Is Not Best When It Comes to Tennis Elbow Recovery

    tenniselbowtips
    8 Sep 2013 | 7:02 am
    Have you read on the internet or been told from “armchair Doctors” that rest is the best thing for tennis elbow?  If so, get ready to be shocked!  As I am about to call BS on this and here’s why … We believe that somehow when we rest, our body naturally goes into healing mode.  While this can be true for conditions of exhaustion, this cannot be said for tendon injuries such as tennis elbow. You could literally sit around the house for months resting and babying your affected arm and return to whichever action, movements, or activity that was responsible for your…
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  • Finding The Best CPAP Mask for You

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

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    23 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
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  • Could Sleep Apnea be Making You Depressed?

    1800CPAP
    6 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    Researchers have already established that the estimated 18 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea are four times more likely to have a stroke and three times more likely to experience heart disease if gone untreated. Treatments like CPAP machines can reduce these risks, and according to new research, treating sleep apnea may actually reduce the risk of depression as well. According to Marcus Povitz of Western University in London, Ontario, the lead author of the study, sleep apnea is believed to contribute to depression because sleep apnea causes low quality sleep and sleep…
  • 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…
 
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  • Scary Cloudy Vision With Blurry Eyesight

    HealthyDis
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:04 am
    Most people suffer from poor eyesight as they age. However, there are some instances when vision problems arise due to a certain disease, injury or other health factors. A cloud vision may not be a common eye problem but it should be diagnosed before it causes vision troubles. What Causes Cloud Vision With Blurry Eyesight? […]
  • Burning Feet And Painful Toes – Causes of Painful Feet Joints With Warm Feeling

    HealthyDis
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:43 am
    There are only a limited number of reasons why you will experience burning toes and feet. Usually, it may also include pain in the toes and feet joints and could lead to difficulty in walking. In most cases, the probable cause would be gout arthritis. What Causes Painful Feet and Burning Sensation in Toes? The […]
  • Causes of Numb Throat Sensation – Pain When Swallowing In Throat

    HealthyDis
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:39 am
    It is possible to experience a sensation of numbness in the throat area. Usually, people report that their throat has burning sensation when swallowing even water. However, some people may also get that numb throat feeling when swallowing. What Causes Numb Throat With Pain? If you have pain when swallowing, it is possible that your […]
  • Annoying Hot Stomach Inside – Causes of Burning in the Stomach

    HealthyDis
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:23 am
    It may sound weird to experience hot inside the stomach as a sensation. However, this is a true sign that you are having increased amounts of acid in the stomach. If you have sensation of hot feeling inside the tummy, you may need to control your acid production in the stomach lining. What Causes Hot […]
  • Scary Temple Pain Causes – Headache And Pain Beside The Head Area

    HealthyDis
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:47 pm
    It is quite scary to feel tenderness and pain in the temple. Usually, people experience pain in the head as an overall sign of migraine. However, some people will also feel temple pain that may be due to underlying health concern. What causes pain in the sides of the head near the forehead? Causes of […]
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  • Aging with Grace: The Benefit of Yoga for Seniors

    Your Tribute
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Buddhism and Hinduism define Yoga as a “spiritual discipline,” but for today’s senior citizens, it means much more. When the topic of Yoga for seniors popped up, I instantly thought of my best friend’s grandmother, well into her seventies, who has been happily practicing this ancient technique for many decades. I have known this woman literally my entire life and always found her to be pleasant, positive and always appears to be very tone and trim. Just for giggles, I called her up, telling her that I would be writing about Yoga for the elderly and asked her opinion on what she found…
  • The Journey of Grief: Peeling an Onion Part 4: Reconstruction

    Doug Manning
    15 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    I call the last layer of the onion, reconstruction. I once called it recovery, but grief is not some disease we recover from. Grief never goes away completely. A chunk has been bitten our of our hearts and it will not grow back. We turn the corner in the way we cope, but the loss will be lurking in the back of our minds and hearts for as long as we live. It will surge to the front and shock us by its intensity long after we thought we were past that kind of pain. To those wracked with the pain of very fresh grief, that does not mean you will hurt like you hurt today for the rest of your…
  • Ghosts of Memory: Integrating Our Loss Through Remembering

    David Roberts
    14 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    I recently read a book called: Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, by Neil Peart. Peart is the lyricist and world renowned drummer for the Canadian rock band, Rush.  His daughter Selena, age 19, died on August 10, 1997, as a result of a car accident and his common-law wife, Jackie died on June 20, 1998, of cancer. Peart became a bereaved parent and a young widower in the space of ten months. One year after the death of his daughter, he embarked on a 55,000-mile, fourteen-month journey on his motorcycle across Canada, the United States and Mexico. He rode “to try to figure out what…
  • The Journey of Grief: Peeling an Onion Part 3: A Time to React

    Doug Manning
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Grief is like peeling and onion, it comes off one layer at a time and you cry a lot. That is my favorite analogy of grief. I have talked about the first two layers in previous blogs (click on the blue category button to find the first two parts). Now we deal with the third layer. We may be passive victims during the first layers, but the time comes when we need to react and begin to fight our way back. Anger is the force that drives this reaction and it is very healthy. It is almost like we hit bottom and get mad. When I speak of anger in the conferences, most grieving people seem somewhat…
  • A Day of Rebirth

    David Roberts
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    I originally wrote this piece for my blog on March 1, 2014, my daughter Jeannine’s 11thangelversary date.  Since year nine of my life as a parent who has experienced the death of a child, I have written about the teachings I have discovered when spending time with Jeannine on her angelversary date.  I wanted to again share my experience as we approach spring, a time of both rebirth and renewal. I have discovered clarity in ritual and ceremony, while recognizing that Jeannine still exists, but in a different form of energy. I still have occasional yearnings for Jeannine’s physical…
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  • Brow Lift Dallas

    jenn
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The forehead is often one of the first places people start to notice common signs of aging in. Wrinkles, lines, creases and a sagging, heavy brow can make us look not only older than we are or feel but more severe or upset than we wish to convey. Today there are a plethora of options available to men and women who want to rejuvenate their face and create a more youthful appearance. There is botox and dermal fillers, face lifts, laser treatments, and Brow Lift Dallas- so, how do you know which is right for you? The first step when you are considering any kind of procedure or treatment is to…
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:12 am
    Dr. Lam, author of “Cosmetic Surgery of the Asian Face“, has trained extensively in Asian Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) and offers his patients a wide rage of options for achieving their aesthetic goals. Each patient comes in with their only set of goals and concerns out of which Dr. Lam creates the idea procedure plan to create the best results possible. One of the staples of an Learn more about Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas on our information page is the creation of the “double eyelid.” The Asian upper-eyelid surgery was the most popular request two decades ago, but today…
  • Nose Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Nose Surgery Dallas is a procedure that has helped a number of men and women achieve the nose they desired. The Nose, front and center of the face, can either blend in seamlessly to your appearance or stick out as a sore and constant spot of insecurity depending on the person. Many people are unhappy with the look of their nose because they feel it is too large for their face, too crooked, has a bump or indentation in the profile, the tip of the nose is too upturned or too downturned, or too narrow or too wide, etc. These are often very common aesthetic complaints but there are also…
  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    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…
 
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  • Have a Plan Before You Have the Talk

    BerryRipe
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:07 pm
    When you begin to notice that your parent or parents have reached a point in their life when they need some in-home assistance, you may find yourself dreading the discussion that follows this realization. As with many situations in life, it is best to have a plan before jumping into a discussion that involves a lifestyle change. The manner in which you approach the subject, and the role you take in the process, can set the tone for the discussion and can affect their willingness to accept assistance. Don’t begin the discussion with the word “you” Take a moment to reflect on…
  • The Importance of Exercise for any Age

    BerryRipe
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
    A lot of people forgo exercise as they get older due to the belief that their ageing bodies are more prone to injuries. In fact, according to statistics, the average American over the age of 65 spends 4.3 hours a day watching television, yet only 22% of these seniors follow a workout routine. Physical activity becomes even more crucial as you get older; living a healthy lifestyle has been shown to reduce the symptoms associated with old age and also allows you to maintain a greater degree of mobility and independence. Exercises Suitable for Seniors You may not be able to train with the same…
  • Is It Time to Get Help for Chronic Pain? 5 Signs You Should See a Doctor

    BerryRipe
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:41 am
    Everyone experiences some type of pain at some point in their lives. Minor illnesses or injuries — you bang your arm on the table, for example, or suffer a bout of strep throat — are usually temporary and get better with treatment. Overuse is another common culprit for pain. If you spend three hours on the tennis court when you haven’t so much as picked up a racket in a year, there’s a good chance that your muscles are going to be sore at the end of the day. Sometimes, though, pain isn’t temporary, and requires more intervention than rest and a couple ibuprofen pills. When pain…
  • Do You Overlook Your Real Priorities?

    BerryRipe
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Priorities can be a funny thing, when it comes to what people spend their money on. We may think we really need something in one area of our lives, while a purchase in another area would seem completely unnecessary. Sometimes it takes reprioritizing our lives to see what really is important and deserving of attention. A body pillow is a perfect example. Since they aren’t traditional shapes and sizes, body pillows can be dismissed quickly by critical individuals. But when you take a look at what they do and what part of your life they affect, a body pillow is easily able to justify its place…
  • Common Geriatric Dental Issues

    BerryRipe
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    As people age, the structure and appearance of their teeth and mouth in general can change. This has to do with many factors including the fact that loss in dexterity, a decrease in eyesight, and sometimes diminished cognition can contribute to a decline in oral care. The older community needs help when it comes to dental care. This is why in home dental care is so important. Changes in the thickness of the enamel can cause yellowing and other discoloration while abrasions and attritions can change the general appearance of the teeth. Age also causes the number of blood vessels that enter the…
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  • How To Stop Snoring Naturally

    Beverly Meyer
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Want to know how to stop snoring naturally?  And your partner too?Snoring can be a simple issue, or it can be a complicated one.  Some people resort to surgery on their tongues and palates, but there are many things to try before that.Here’s just a few areas to address to stop snoring naturally.  Find more help in more of my blog posts and podcasts on Sleep.1).  FOOD INTOLERANCES: An intolerance to cow’s dairy is a top factor I see in clients who snore.  Many of us can digest butter (organic please!), real cheese and heavy whipping cream.  Few of us…
  • Vitamin K2 For Better Teeth and Prettier Cheekbones

    Beverly Meyer
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:25 am
    This 2 part series on Vitamin K2 focuses first on the face, teeth and jaw.  Part 2 addresses bones, arteries, heart disease and high blood pressure.  Yep!  Vitamin K2 can change your life in many ways!  It may be the key missing nutrient in your health.Vitamin K2 and Facial StructureVitamin K2 delivers calcium where it needs to go. It is the carrier of calcium. (K Karries Kalcium is a way to remember this). Vitamin D aids the absorption of calcium. Without Vitamins K2 and D3, children can’t build big sturdy jaws, cheekbones, and 32 teeth.  The face and…
  • Help Stop Food Cravings: Podcast

    Beverly Meyer
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    Food cravings are important indicators of health and nutrient status.  Help stop food cravings by understanding what you’re craving and why! Not all food cravings are for junk food. Listen in to learn what your appetite for different foods can teach you.Listen to Primal Diet – Modern HealthClick here to listen on iTunes . You can listen, download or subscribe to the show and hear any of my 100 other podcasts.  Click here to listen on Stitcher streaming radio.  Listen or subscribe to the show.Or, click the link at the top of the page and listen from a…
  • GABA and Serotonin Deficiency: The Brain Quiz

    Beverly Meyer
    7 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Want to know your brain a little better?  Here’s an intro to GABA and Serotonin deficiency and a short Brain Quiz to help tell the two apart.GABA and Serotonin are the two main inhibitory neurotransmitters.Inhibitory sounds like a bad thing, but we need a balance between excitatory and inhibitory aspects of all functions in the body.  Just as there’s light and dark, and fast and slow, we need to have both to be in balance. If we were to run on hot or fast all the time, like most of us do in modern times, we’d get burnt out. Sick……
  • How To Stop Eating Junk Food

    Beverly Meyer
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    Want to know how to stop eating junk food?First, discover what you’re really craving, then look at what to do about it.Distinguish between true cravings (irresistable), casual cravings (you’re not trying very hard), and food memory.  I can have a mental food fest right now thinking about Reuben Sandwiches, but that’s a memory from pre-Celiac days and not really a craving.Got it?So, think about the foods you crave.  What do these foods have in common?  Is it only one thing they have in common? Or several things?For example, a client tells me they crave…
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  • Greek fava puree with red onion and capers [Recipe]

    Melissa Valliant
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    Greek fava puree with red onion and capers [Recipe]03/02/2015By Mindy Kobrin, MealsOnHeelsByMindy.comGreek fava, rather than fava beans, is really cooked yellow split peas and traditionally accompanies fish. For the picture-perfect meze, place this...
  • 6 tips for back pain relief

    Jennifer Mosscrop
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    6 tips for back pain relief03/02/2015By Jerin MerinaEverything from what you eat to the mattress you sleep on can play a role in your back pain. Here are six tips that will help get you some relief:
  • 11 mouthwatering dumpling recipes that are better than takeout

    Vivian Lee
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    11 mouthwatering dumpling recipes that are better than takeout03/02/2015By Vivian LeePot stickers? Dumplings? Gyoza? Wontons? Jiaozi? What gives? Well, "pot stickers" apparently refers to the cooking method; you pan fry the base first...
  • 6 weird chocolate pairings that will seduce your taste buds

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    6 weird chocolate pairings that will seduce your taste buds03/02/2015By SkinnyMom.comChocolate is more versatile than you think, making friends with more than just peanut butter and pretzels. Get creative with these palatable pairings...
  • A couple of hours of television can lead to high blood pressure risk in children

    Vivian Lee
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    A couple of hours of television can lead to high blood pressure risk in children02/27/2015By Rik LeeWith an ever-expanding array of technological gadgets at their fingertips, children today have plenty to keep them entertained, busy and in touch...
 
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  • 10 Benefits of Orange Essential Oil

    Cadence Carlyle
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:43 am
    How to Use Orange Essential Oil Orange essential oil is popular and highly praised by beginners as well as season pros. It is considered to be one of the best essential oils to experiment with when learning about essential oils because of its many uses as well as its flexibility. Orange essential oil mixes very well with many essential oils and therefore is considered fool proof. Orange essential oil is collected by a cold press method from the peel of the orange and is relatively inexpensive due to the fruits abundance. Native to China and India the orange is now grown in the Americas,…
  • Marriage – 10 Steps to Building a Healthy Marriage

    Michael Finlayson
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:26 pm
    When you get married you hope for a happy marriage, I don’t think that anyone getting married deliberately seeks out an unhappy marriage, but the sad fact is that far to many marriages result in misery and divorce. Far to many people seem to forget that once you get married you still have to work at your relationship, you might live happily ever but it will take effort. Here are my 10 steps to building a healthy marriage and I hope that they are of use to you. 1. Share Interests If you want to have a happy and harmonious marriage then you need to be able to share interests. This could…
  • 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
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    24 Dec 2014 | 10:43 pm
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  • Quote of the day – Charles Dickens

    New Bloggy Cat
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:44 am
    (Photo credit: http://www.pixgood.com) “Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” ― Charles Dickens Tagged: compassion, diversity, famous quotes, friends, friendship, heart, humanity, hurt, inspirational, kindness, life, life and living, life-lessons, love, peace, relationships, temper, touch, weakness
  • Joke of the day – DNA

    New Bloggy Cat
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:57 pm
    What did the DNA say to the other DNA? “Do these genes make me look fat?” Tagged: clean jokes, clever jokes, dna, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, funny one-liners, genes, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jeans, jokes, short jokes, very funny jokes
  • Quote of the day – Elizabeth Gilbert

    New Bloggy Cat
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:58 pm
    (Photo credit: http://www.brain-magazine.fr) “Embrace the glorious mess that you are” – Elizabeth Gilbert Tagged: complicated, dog, dogs, embrace, famous quotes, glorious, happiness, happy thoughts, housekeeping, inspirational, issues, life, life and living, life-lessons, mess, messes, pets, relationships
  • Joke of the day – Multiple personalities

    New Bloggy Cat
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Once I had multiple personalities, but now we are feeling well. (Photo credit: http://www.imgbuddy.com) Tagged: clean jokes, depression, feeling, funny one-liners, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, multiple personalities, multiple personality, short jokes, split personality, very funny jokes, well
  • Quote of the day – Helen Keller

    New Bloggy Cat
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:50 pm
    “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” – Helen Keller Tagged: attitude, challenges, courage, famous quotes, inspirational, keep looking up, life, life and living, life-lessons, looking, looking up, risk, self improvement, self-assurance, self-confidence
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  • 16 Ways To Get Natural Pain Relief From Sciatica!

    Igor
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:11 am
    Sciatica is a sciatic nerve problem characterized by pain in the lower back and hip which is radiating down the back of the thigh, and further down the leg. It is estimated that every...
  • Quad Exercises and Stretches for Patellar Tendonitis

    Igor
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:47 am
    Patellar tendonitis is a condition characterized by pain in the proximal part of the patellar tendon. The pain is usually intensified if a person: Walks uphill Shifts from sitting to standing position or Engages...
  • Is Your Sternum Popping, Breastbone Cracking?

    Igor
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Sternum popping, breastbone cracking, or joint cracking in general is not considered harmful; and if you go see your doctor about it, he/she will probably tell you not to worry. This is a natural...
  • Torn Ligament In Wrist – Radiocarpal Joint Injuries

    Igor
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:37 am
    Radiocarpal or wrist joint is one of the most complex joints in our body. It is build up of distal (lower) sections of the two forearm bones and another 7 bones of the hand. These...
  • Best Heated Foot Spa Machines With Water – 2015 Reviews

    Igor
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:42 am
    Sometimes you just want to sit down, relax and pamper yourself! You know what`s good for pampering … a heated foot spa machine with water! Our feet are full of reflex and acupressure points...
 
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  • My queasy feelings about bariatric surgery

    ojohnson
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:07 pm
    It’s Saturday night and I’m studying. And I have been for most of the day. And I will continue to be until it’s about 9:45 and I head out with a couple of gal pals....
  • New Fitbit video and goal setting tips

    ojohnson
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    Check it out! I have a fresh new video up on YouTube for your viewing enjoyment. This one has good lighting, is shorter than previous ones, and I actually got fancy with my logo and...
  • 5 tips for a stressed out life

    ojohnson
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    Hey everyone! Happy Friday. I’ve been a wee bit MIA lately, and I’m blaming the insanity that is my life. Between work, school, volunteer projects, and trying to keep my life in order, I’ve been...
  • 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...
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    SmokersFitness.com

  • How many smokers will die of smoking-related illnesses?

    thkatz
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    A recent study addresses this question, and the findings are grim. For more details, check out this write-up at the Washington Post. The post How many smokers will die of smoking-related illnesses? appeared first on SmokersFitness.com.
  • Is it heart disease?

    thkatz
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Heart disease is still the #1 killer in the United States, causing roughly 600,000 deaths. The main risk factors are smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, age, and family history of heart disease at a young age. Although you can’t control age or family history, the first four risk factors are in our control […] The post Is it heart disease? appeared first on SmokersFitness.com.
  • What smoking does to our lungs – in graphic detail

    thkatz
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    All of you are aware that smoking damages most of the body, especially the lungs. An experiment loaded to the Internet by Devon Arbelo graphically depicts that damage. On one side are a set of healthy pinkish lungs from a nonsmoker. As air is introduced, the lungs expand very nicely. On the other side are […] The post What smoking does to our lungs – in graphic detail appeared first on SmokersFitness.com.
  • Placidex?

    thkatz
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:26 pm
    The Onion spoofs big pharma’s approach to mental health, here. In an effort to alleviate the vague, passing sensation of restlessness and unease that inexplicably afflicts thousands of people each day… The post Placidex? appeared first on SmokersFitness.com.
  • A lifetime of bad choices condensed into less than two minutes

    thkatz
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    Most of us know that smoking, eating junk food, and avoiding physical activity are all bad for our health. The problem is that each individual cigarette, cookie, or hour on the couch watching TV causes very limited damage – so much so that we barely think about it. How many of you plan to quit […] The post A lifetime of bad choices condensed into less than two minutes appeared first on SmokersFitness.com.
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    Primally Inspired

  • Pizza Meatballs (Grain Free)

    Primally Inspired
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Grain Free Pizza Meatballs My husband, Zach is a huge pizza fan. If it were up to him, we’d have pizza a few nights a week. By the way, he loves my paleo pizza crust (recipe HERE) and thinks it’s even better than a pizza shop.  That’s kind of a big deal in my world because he’s pretty picky about his pizza.  If you haven’t tried that recipe yet and are looking for a good and easy grain-free pizza crust, give it a try this week. It only takes about 5 minutes to whip up so it’s great for a busy weeknight! But back to these pizza meatballs…..
  • Should I Take Supplements?

    Primally Inspired
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:40 pm
      Should I take supplements? Have you ever asked yourself should I take supplements? I have!   At one point in my life, I had an entire cabinet dedicated to supplements. An entire cabinet! That’s a whole lot of supplements! And a whole lot of money!    The supplement world can be super confusing. Shelves and shelves of bottles line up promising big results. Did you know the supplement industry is  a multi billion dollar industry? These supplement companies and advertisers make so many claims promising big results with little to no work.
  • Honey Chipotle Chicken

    Primally Inspired
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am
    Honey Chipotle Chicken Need an easy & yummy dinner? Try these Honey Chipotle Chicken Drumsticks! They are just a touch sweet and just a touch spicy and oh SO good! This is one of my go-to drumstick recipes. We love serving this honey chipotle chicken recipe alongside sweet potato fries and then using my Southwest Avocado Ranch for dipping. Yum!  I’m a huge fan of freezer cooking and this honey chipotle chicken recipe is one of my tried and true healthy freezer meals. When I get home from shopping at the market, I tear open the drumstick package, make the super simple honey…
  • White Chocolate Raspberry Bark (Dairy Free, Paleo)

    Primally Inspired
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    White Chocolate Raspberry Bark Here’s an easy white chocolate raspberry bark recipe featuring fresh raspberries, real honey & divine cocoa butter! Dairy Free, No Refined Sugar and Paleo friendly recipe. I recently received a new shipment of the most heavenly smelling cocoa butter to make my White Chocolate Lotion Bar recipe. By the way, I am in LOVE with those lotion bars – you can find the recipe HERE if you want to make them (do it!).  The white chocolate smell of the cocoa butter was so amazing that even the UPS man delivering the package said, “I don’t know…
  • Southwest Avocado Ranch Dressing & Dip

    Primally Inspired
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Southwest Avocado Ranch Dressing and Dip Ranch dressing gets a southwest makeover! It’s no secret that I love southwest flavors and boy is this Southwest Avocado Ranch Dressing & Dip delicious. It’s smooth, creamy and flavorful. And for those who are intolerant or allergic to dairy like I am, you’ll be happy to know it’s even dairy free. Confession: I am a lazy cook. It’s true. More times than not, I simply dump a big roast or chicken pieces in my crockpot and let the crockpot do the cooking for me. And then I use an easy, homemade, flavorful sauce to…
 
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    DomeHealth.com

  • Endometriosis - What is It, Causes, Symptoms, Possible Complications, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

    INLOGEDNS
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:06 am
    image source: blausenWhat is Endometriosis?The endometrium is the tissue that lines the inner wall of the uterus. It is this tissue, which is expelled in each month during menstruation. Each month, it thickens rapidly in anticipation of a pregnancy, and if pregnancy does not occur, the excess tissue of the endometrium is then evacuated during menstruation.In the case of endometriosis, some of these endometrial cells spread outside the uterus, usually in other parts of the abdomen. These cells respond to female hormones in the same manner as those of the endometrium. Each month, the tissue…
  • Health Benefits of Kombucha Tea and How to Make Your Own At Home

    INLOGEDNS
    14 Feb 2015 | 3:23 am
    Kombucha starting fermentationimage source: emerson The healthy food and living fans probably already know about kombucha and are aware more or less of its many health benefits and healing properties. Used for centuries to protect and strengthen the immune system of our body, the kombucha is a type of fungus that can be found easily on the Internet or in specialty health stores.What are the health benefits of drinking kombucha tea?The type of fungus the kombucha is made of is nothing like the mushrooms that we know as the traditional porcini mushrooms or button mushrooms. Kombucha is a fungus…
  • How to Avoid Stretch Marks During Pregnancy?

    INLOGEDNS
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Stretch marks sometimes appear during pregnancy. And you may wonder where do these small pink streaks come from and how to avoid them? Then read the article bellow to find out. What are these stretch marks, actually?The skin consists of 3 layers: the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis. Stretch marks are scars that are located at the level of the dermis. They are caused by a rupture of the deep elastic areas of the skin (collagen fibers) and are replaced by thinner fibres and often they get disorganized. As soon as they appear, stretch marks form zebra like stripes purple-red in color…
  • Stem Cells - What are Stem Cells, Types and Advantages of Stem Cell Treatment.

    INLOGEDNS
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:26 am
    embryonic stem cells microscopic viewWhat are stem cellsStem cells are the source of all types of blood cells in our immune system, and they are the cells that make up almost every organ and tissue in our body. At birth the blood in the umbilical cord contains large quantities of stem cells. More precisely, the blood in the umbilical cord is rich in stem cells, which will then transform into the blood cells and immune system cells.Cord blood contains a so-called. pluripotent stem cells, which will create the cells of the numerous types of tissues in the human body (myocardium, liver,…
  • Depression Screening Tool

    INLOGEDNS
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Test yourself to find out if you have Depression. You can do the test based on your symptoms and recognize if you have the signs that correspond to the Depression Disorder.
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  • Cloud Storage – The Changing Trends

    Aries
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:35 am
    The latest change in the trend of storing and maintaining our data and information has helped the concept of cloud storage to bloom. Cloud storage in becoming increasingly popular not only for personal use but for official documents and files also. A lot of professionals in the corporate world also vouch for its safety and [...] The post Cloud Storage – The Changing Trends appeared first on AriesJobs.
  • 5 Essentials in Your Traditional Marketing Campaigns

    Aries
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:12 pm
    The success of every business is dependent on its ability to successfully promote, advertise, market, and sell its products and services to buyers and clients. So, knowing what advertising channels, media, ad type, format, and a host of other things are crucial to you having a successful marketing campaign that opens the flood gates and [...] The post 5 Essentials in Your Traditional Marketing Campaigns appeared first on AriesJobs.
  • 4 Must Have Features in Mobile Device VPNs

    Aries
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    Tablets and Smartphones have become essential tools for the workplace. The security and IT departments of corporate organizations are aware of the security threats these could cause and try to maintain a balance between the right levels of access allowed versus the necessary protection of sensitive data. Specifically this gets very challenging when the devices [...] The post 4 Must Have Features in Mobile Device VPNs appeared first on AriesJobs.
  • 4 Ways to Increase Local Website Visibility!

    Aries
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Location based marketing is a technique that has been in use for some time. It now heavily involves technology and the use of the Internet. Making use of your resources like these can be great for business. So learn how it works for you as a company and as a customer. 1. Listing the Business [...] The post 4 Ways to Increase Local Website Visibility! appeared first on AriesJobs.