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  • California Is Fining a Company That's Supplied Starbucks' Bottled Water—for Making the Drought Worse

    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones
    Anna Lenzer
    4 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Sugar Pine Spring Water, a California company that has supplied bottled water to Starbucks, was hit on Tuesday with a complaint and draft cease-and-desist order by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) for alleged illegal diversion and bulk delivery of water in 2014 and 2015. It's the first enforcement action taken against a bottled-water supplier since the state declared a drought emergency in January 2014.   As I reported this spring, Starbucks' Ethos Water brand has sourced water sold in the chain's western US stores from suppliers tapping the foothills of the…
  • Could aspirin boost cancer immunotherapy?

    Cancer Research UK - Science blog
    Emma Smith
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:01 am
    Our immune system is incredibly effective at getting rid of bacterial and viral infections that can harm us. But cancer, which starts from our own cells growing out of control, poses a bigger challenge. Scientists have long known that, for some cancers at least, employing devious methods to trick or hide from the immune system is paramount to their survival. And in recent years, ‘immunotherapy’ treatments, which unleash the power of the immune system by unmasking tumours and encouraging immune cells to attack them, have been showing great promise. Today, Professor Caetano Reis e Sousa and…
  • Is food the safest and most powerful form of medicine?

    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala
    Dr. Ayala
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:35 am
    The diet industry generates revenue of 60 billion a year, despite its disappointing long-term success rates. Many resort to medications in order to lower the risk for heart disease and other chronic illnesses, seduced by pharmacotherapy’s alluring commercials and the promise of instant results. Meanwhile are we ignoring a proven method to reduce the risk of heart disease?
  • Teen overcomes anorexia through yoga

    CNN.com - Health
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:18 am
  • Try To Be A Rainbow In Someone’s Cloud

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    Laura Moncur
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:36 am
    I love this quote and motivational poster from Wake Up World: It reads: Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Maya Angelou This concept is incredibly helpful to me because I’m a selfish and self-involved person. Taking a moment to try to be nice to someone else, helps me get out of my head, my body and my selfishness enough to make things better for me. Helping other people is a GOOD thing for me. It can be a two-edged sword, however. Being a people-pleaser and trying to help others to the detriment of yourself is NOT a good thing. It’s part of the disease for other…
 
 
 
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  • Larry Lessig Has Way Too Much Faith in the Power of the Presidency

    Suzy Khimm
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:37 am
    After years of Washington gridlock, a new conventional wisdom has taken hold among issue activists across the political spectrum: Real change has to come outside the Beltway, and state and local organizing is the best place to start. It’s the model that paved the way for victories on gay marriage
  • Paid Leave This Week: Marissa Mayer's Bad Example for Yahoo Workers

    Esther Breger
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:32 am
    Marissa Mayer plans to head right back to work. Yahoo offers new mothers 16 weeks paid leave, but its CEO won’t use any of it. Mayer announced on Tumblr this week that she’s pregn
  • Donald Trump Has the Republican Party in the Palm of His Hand

    Brian Beutler
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:26 am
    On Thursday, Donald Trump signed a loyalty pledge to the Republican Party, stipulating that he would support whoever becomes the GOP's presidential nominee
  • Can the Evangelical Left Rise Again?

    Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Last week, after President Jimmy Carter announced that he will undergo treatment for brain cancer, admirers
  • We'll Never Have a Tech Utopia

    Navneet Alang
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Ever since Marty McFly took to a hovering skateboard in Back to the Future II, we’ve taken the hoverboard for a symbol of not only the future, but where technological progress should take us. Recently, Lexus
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  • UChicago Medicine Earns Prestigious Pancreas Center Designation

    University of Chicago Medical Center
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:05 am
    The University of Chicago Medicine has been named a National Pancreas Foundation Center, one of only 30 facilities in the country to receive the prestigious designation from the health advocacy group. The National Pancreas Foundation created the NPF Center designation in order to help patients find high-quality, multidisciplinary care.
  • IV Administration of Endothelin B Receptor Drug Reduces Memory Loss, Oxidative Stress in Alzheimer's Disease

    American Physiological Society (APS)
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    An estimated 5.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer's disease (AD). The five current FDA-approved AD medications only help mask the disease symptoms instead of treating the underlying disease. In a new study, researchers used IRL-1620, a chemical that binds to endothelin B receptors, to treat AD in rats.
  • Vitamin C: The Exercise Replacement?

    American Physiological Society (APS)
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    Exercise improves health in overweight and obese adults but can be hard to incorporate into a daily routine. New findings show that taking vitamin C supplements daily instead can have similar cardiovascular benefits as regular exercise in these adults.
  • Common Antidepressant May Change Brain Structures Differently in Depressed and Non-depressed Individuals

    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:05 am
    A commonly prescribed antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways, according to new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
  • Saint Louis University Enrolls First U.S. Patient in Rare Heart Disease Trial

    Saint Louis University Medical Center
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:05 am
    Earlier this year, investigators at Saint Louis University enrolled the first U.S. patient in a worldwide Phase 3 clinical trial of a medication to treat patients who have a rare form of heart failure due to a gene mutation.
 
 
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  • Fire at Washington state Planned Parenthood ruled arson

    4 Sep 2015 | 9:16 pm
    The blaze was set around 3:30 a.m. local time and caused extensive damage to the front of the structure in Pullman, the Pullman Fire Department said in a news release. Last month, thousands of protesters rallied outside Planned Parenthood locations across the country calling for the federal government to end funding for the health organization. Demonstrators were mobilized to dozens of locations, including Pullman, after an anti-abortion group released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials negotiating prices for aborted fetal tissue.
  • San Diego firm recalls cucumbers after salmonella outbreak

    4 Sep 2015 | 8:55 pm
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California company is recalling its cucumbers after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a San Diego woman.
  • Rubio, on stump in Puerto Rico, says island needs new leadership

    4 Sep 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told residents of Puerto Rico on Friday the island needed new political leadership as it grapples with its fiscal crisis, but protection under bankruptcy laws would not solve the U.S. territory's problems. "I believe the Puerto Rico government has the ability to solve its own issues," Rubio, a Cuban-American, told a crowd in San Juan, speaking in Spanish. "What you need is new political leadership that has the courage and willingness to do the right and needed reforms." Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said in…
  • Informing athletes about concussions may not change behavior

    4 Sep 2015 | 3:18 pm
    By Rob Goodier NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Educating athletes about the risk of concussion may do little to change long-term behavior, a new qualitative research review has found. It's not just the athlete,” the paper's lead author, Dr. Martin Mrazik from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, told Reuters Health by email.
  • Protesters rally at California jail after deputies arrested

    4 Sep 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Several dozen protesters gathered on Friday outside the California jail where three correctional deputies were accused of beating to death a mentally ill inmate last week, according to news reports and images on social media. Corrections deputies Matthew Farris, Jereh Lubrin and Rafael Rodriguez were arrested early on Thursday morning and face murder, assault and conspiracy charges in the killing of Michael James Tyree, 31. About 50 protesters assembled in front of the Santa Clara County main jail holding signs that said "murder in uniform" and "stop guard abuse," according to photographs…
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    WHO news

  • WHO statement on the tenth meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding MERS

    3 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
    The tenth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) regarding the Middle East respiratory syndrome 1 was held by teleconference on 2 September 2015, from 1300 to 1620 Central European Summer Time (UTC +2). During the meeting the WHO Secretariat provided an update to the Committee on epidemiological and scientific developments, including recent cases and transmission patterns in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. The Secretariat also provided current risk assessments…
  • Ebola transmission in Liberia over. Nation enters 90-day intensive surveillance period

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today, 3 September 2015, WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population. Forty-two days have passed since the second negative test on 22 July 2015 of the last laboratory-confirmed case. Liberia now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance. Liberia’s ability to effectively respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease is due to intensified vigilance and rapid response by the government and multiple partners. Transmission had been declared over previously on 9 May 2015, but the disease re-emerged on 29 June and 6 additional cases were identified.
  • World Hepatitis Summit harnesses global momentum to eliminate viral hepatitis

    1 Sep 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Participants at the first-ever World Hepatitis Summit will urge countries to develop national programmes that can ultimately eliminate viral hepatitis as a problem of public health concern. “We know how to prevent viral hepatitis, we have a safe and effective vaccine for hepatitis B, and we now have medicines that can cure people with hepatitis C and control hepatitis B infection,” said Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, Director of the WHO’s Global Hepatitis Programme. “Yet access to diagnosis and treatment is still lacking or inaccessible in many parts of the world. This summit is a wake-up…
  • Guinea ring vaccination trial extended to Sierra Leone to vaccinate contacts of new Ebola case

    30 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Detection of a new case of Ebola virus disease in Kambia, Sierra Leone, after the country had marked almost 3 weeks of zero cases has set in motion the first "ring vaccination" use of the experimental Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone. The source of Ebola virus transmission is being investigated and all the people who may have been in contact with the infected person are being traced.
  • WHO thanks health workers on World Humanitarian Day 2015

    19 Aug 2015 | 12:55 am
    On this 12th World Humanitarian Day, 19 August, WHO is drawing the world’s attention to the contributions and sacrifices of health workers who respond to humanitarian crises. More than a decade since the first World Humanitarian Day, the demands on emergency responders are unprecedented, with 82.5 million people in 37 countries needing humanitarian assistance. The costs, too, are unprecedented, reaching an estimated US$20 billion.
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    Experience Life

  • Yellow Split Pea Dahl

    Betsy Nelson
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Makes four to six servings Hands-on preparation time: 15 minutes Total preparation time: 90 minutes 1 cup yellow split peas, rinsed well 7 cups water 1 tsp. ground turmeric 1 cinnamon stick 3 tbs. ghee (or butter) 1 tbs. ground coriander 11/2 tsp. whole cumin seeds 1/4 tsp. ground cloves 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper 1 to 3 jalapeños, minced 4 medium, ripe tomatoes, chopped, about 3 cups (or canned) Salt to taste 4 tbs. coarsely chopped fresh cilantro Combine the split peas, water, turmeric, cinnamon stick, and 1 tablespoon of the ghee in a large saucepan over…
  • I am a part of all that I have met.

    Experience Life Team
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
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  • The Gift of Life: Barbara Gibson’s Success Story

    Barbara Gibson
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Chronic knee pain began slowing me down a couple of years ago: Fifty-eight years of constant wear and tear had taken its toll. I was a dancer most of my life, doing ballet, modern, and jazz as a girl and keeping it up into my 40s. But it was hard on me (and my knees) — as was gardening, my other favorite pastime. I also have a physically demanding career as a registered nurse, which I’ve done since graduating in 1980. These days I work in an internist’s office, but earlier in my career I worked in critical and intensive-care units and was on my feet nonstop. Until two years ago, none of…
  • Expert Answers: Back Hurting After Yoga Class

    Karla Walsh, NASM-CPT, AFAA
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Q | My back hurts after yoga class. What gives?  A | You’re not alone. Back pain is the most common adverse effect associated with yoga, according to a 2014 study published in the International Journal of Yoga. “It’s often a matter of trying to do too much too soon,” says Jan Johnson, LifePower Yoga department head at the Life Time Fitness club in St. Paul, Minn. Flowing vinyasas often are thought of as back-pain cures, but for newbies or those trying to keep up with the flexible folks on mats nearby, yoga can increase the aches. “Often, lower-back issues already exist, and poses…
  • Silence Your Phone, Please?

    Heidi Wachter
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Do you use your phone during social gatherings? If the answer is yes, you’re in good company. According to the latest Pew Research Center poll on mobile device etiquette, 89 percent of the 3,217 poll respondents stated that they used their cell phone during their most recent group outing. Most indicated they used their phone for a reason they believed benefits the collective such as taking a picture or video (45 percent); sharing the group activity via text, email, or social media (41 percent); or to obtain information they thought would be interesting to others in the party (38…
 
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    calorielab.com

  • Five Steps to Get You On Your Way to Success

    Dr. J
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Les Chatfled/Flickr Being successful is a goal that most of us aspire to. I could use humor or give examples, but this column is about how to get on your way to success, so lets get to it! These five steps apply to whatever you want to succeed with such as weight loss, learning a new skill, getting a better job, improving relationships, etc. 1. Really Knowing You Want to It may seem obvious that you want to succeed, but do you really? Success will require change. If it didn’t, then what you had been doing would have already led you to be successful. What you do will…
  • Beware The Dreaded Nocebo Effect

    Robert S. Wieder
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    morgueFile photo via user DodgertonSkillhause. What You Think You Know Could Genuinely Hurt You You may be hearing and reading about something called the Nocebo Effect in the future, and if you have no idea what that is, you’re in excellent company, which currently consists of most people. Indeed, a few years ago I mentioned it to my primary care doctor during an exam, and it was news to her. But it exists, and is quite real, and there are some health-care professionals who worry that it could actually kill you. In a nutshell, the Nocebo Effect is the flip side of the Placebo Effect, in…
  • Resveratrol is No Reason to Start Drinking Wine

    Karen Collins
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    morgueFile photo via user pedrojperez. News reports often tout studies showing the benefits of drinking red wine because of its resveratrol content, but wine and red grapes are not the only places to find this substance. Resveratrol is a phytochemical found in grape skins of all colors and is produced by plants to fight off fungus. The amount of resveratrol in grapes depends much more on growing conditions than on the color or type of grape. Much of the resveratrol is in the grape’s skin. Red wine contains much more resveratrol than white because red wine is made by fermenting grapes…
  • Lack-of-Progress Notes: Too Many Procrastinate on Weight Loss until it’s Too Late

    Dr. J
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Ben Ostrowsky via Flickr Progress Notes are a major part of the medical record, the document detailing a patient’s clinical status as they advance in their journey with disease. It’s very much like a personal diary, except written by the healthcare provider. Fortunately, the vast majority of Progress Notes that I’ve done for my facial-surgery patients read like a walk along a Florida beach as they recovered from their procedures. However, I have another book of Progress Notes, a much more personal one, in my mind, where I’ve documented the…
  • Dr. Kwik’s Kancer Klinics: Coming Soon to a Location near You

    Dr. J
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) Daniel Axelson/Flickr “Consumers … increasingly are looking for faster and more convenient options to get basic medical care, and retailers like CVS are filling the gap with walk-in clinics and other services. ‘This represents a huge paradigm shift in health care,’ said Normand E. Deschene, chief executive of Wellforce, the parent company of Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital. ‘The systems that are going to succeed are those that are going to embrace it because this is what the consumers want. Most industries follow what their…
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    Starling Fitness

  • Detox Your Body by Having A Liver

    Laura Moncur
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:24 am
    I absolutely love this image: It reads: Detox your body by having a liver. That is exactly what I want to scream every time I hear about a detox juice fast or a detox diet. According to Wikipedia, that is one of the MANY functions of the liver: The liver is a gland and plays a major role in metabolism with numerous functions in the human body, including regulation of glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. Consumer Reports has a great article about detox: Consumer Reports – Do you really need to detox? But…
  • Seven Habits That Keep You Strong

    Laura Moncur
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:32 am
    Tiny buddha has an AWESOME article about seven habits that will keep you strong, even when things go wrong. tiny buddha – 7 Habits That Keep You Strong (Even When Things Go Wrong) Their seven habits are: Use your power of choice. Accept what is, no matter what. Be grateful. Neutralize the negative. Return to the present moment. Trust yourself. Forgive. The MOST important one to me is to accept what is, no matter what. I spent so much time judging myself and the others around me that all I could see was bad. Accepting things for what they are has helped me so much in the last year and a…
  • Try To Be A Rainbow In Someone’s Cloud

    Laura Moncur
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:36 am
    I love this quote and motivational poster from Wake Up World: It reads: Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Maya Angelou This concept is incredibly helpful to me because I’m a selfish and self-involved person. Taking a moment to try to be nice to someone else, helps me get out of my head, my body and my selfishness enough to make things better for me. Helping other people is a GOOD thing for me. It can be a two-edged sword, however. Being a people-pleaser and trying to help others to the detriment of yourself is NOT a good thing. It’s part of the disease for other…
  • It’s Not Hunger. It’s The FEAR of Being Hungry.

    Laura Moncur
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I sat in the hotel room, worried. How was I going to eat healthy in this city of buffets and constant food all around me? I felt like I couldn’t eat anything and then I felt like I should just eat EVERYTHING. I could feel a binge coming on. I told Mike about it and he said, “Then we should go to the buffet.” I laughed at his logic. Go to the buffet? I just said I felt like I was going to binge and he suggested that we should go to the place in the casino where I could eat ALL THE THINGS! He looked at me at said, “You always eat healthy at…
  • My Own Two Arms and Legs

    Laura Moncur
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:12 am
    I understand some of this quote: It reads: There is… nothing greater than touching the shore after crossing some great body of water knowing that I’ve done it with my own two arms and legs. Diana Nyad I feel the same way about walking and riding my bike. I loved it when I rode my bike to work everyday because I was able to get myself to work without a car. I didn’t depend on the bus or a functional vehicle. Even though I owned a car, I was able to get to work without it. And if the beast ever gave out on me, I’d STILL be able to get to work and bring home the bacon.
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    EcoSalon

  • Watch This Wiener Dog Break Free in a Joyful Trot [Video]

    Abbie Stutzer
    4 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Wiener dogs are cute, but they are especially cute when there are about 10 of them all running wild across a baseball field. In the video below, watch as one of the dogs breaks from the wiener dog pack and runs wildly away from his person. Related on EcoSalon 14 Too-Cute-To-Be-True Animal Instagram Accounts to Follow Watch This Puppy Play to Start Your Week Off Right [Video] Cute Corgi Puppy is so Over Stairs [Video] The post Watch This Wiener Dog Break Free in a Joyful Trot [Video] appeared first on EcoSalon.
  • How to Cover Up a Pimple in 4 Quick Steps (and Get On With Your Life!)

    Liz Thompson
    4 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
    We’ve all been there. A blemish crops up at the least convenient moment. Learn how to cover up a pimple fast and love your skin. To cover or not to cover? That’s the big question. Sometimes trying to hide a blemish only seems to draw attention to the problem. But a big, red spot isn’t an appealing option either. Relax. A few tips and the right products, that mark will be a distant memory and you can get to your date, meeting, or rendezvous completely spotless. (And looking better than these models and movie stars with too-thick makeup.) How to Cover Up a Pimple in 4 Quick Steps 1.
  • Sayonara Skimpy Undies: Boxer Briefs for Women Are Where It’s At

    Krissy Brady
    4 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
    These boxer briefs for women are the perfect combination of comfy and cute. When it comes to undies, guys have it made: Boxers or briefs? Women, on the other hand, have hipsters and briefs and thongs and even (icky) crotchless numbers to choose from—none of which are particularly comfortable. Sure, they’re all dainty and cute looking, but unless the people in your life have x-ray vision, why not save yourself the discomfort and go for something a little more down-to-earth? If you’re tired of your underwear riding up places it has no business being, here are 8 boxer briefs for…
  • 5 Spiffy Pieces of Houndstooth Clothing to Sport this Fall: Friday Finds

    Abbie Stutzer
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    Houndstooth clothing is probably one of the most on-point autumn looks in the fashion world. So, if you’re running low on the cool-weather pattern, you need to get on these Friday Finds, ASAP. 1. Swept Away Zip Ruana Ponchos are great wardrobe additions once the cooler months of autumn arrive. They are more flexible than coats, but warmer than a simple sweater. This particular poncho is reversible so it can be worn with twice as many outfits. This piece comes from Free People and is priced at $88. 2. Day Birger et Mikkelsen Uoma Houndstooth Oxfords Looking to splurge on one item this…
  • Watermelon Salad Recipe With Heirloom Tomatoes and Feta

    Aylin Erman
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Summer is slowly coming to an end, so it’s time to get the best of the season’s deliciously juicy produce while you still can. Nothing is an emblem of fresh summer goods quite like heirloom tomatoes and watermelon, and they come together in this salad recipe that is healthy and light, and so easy to put together.  This watermelon salad recipe is unique in that it doesn’t let the fruit steal the show (entirely, at least). Lusciously sweet and flavorful heirloom tomatoes add a touch of depth and earthiness, so the watermelon salad has more bulk and a more complex flavor profile. Onions,…
 
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    Evidence in Motion

  • With Haiti We STAND

    John Childs
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:26 am
    I posted back in June regarding STAND in Haiti. Justin and co received lots of interest based on our initial post, but there remain significant needs, especially related to basic financial giving. Whether it’s $20, $100, or $500, every donation counts. I hope you’ll consider backing the below Kickstarter campaign as we have. Consider something … Continued The post With Haiti We STAND appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Double Coverage: Therabill Joins the WebPT Franchise

    Heidi Jannenga
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:21 am
    It’s been a few years since my last collegiate basketball game, but like many former athletes, I’ve held on to many of the lessons I learned while playing sports. And one of those is that no matter how good you are, there’s always room for improvement. Because if you lose the fire—if you start playing … Continued The post Double Coverage: Therabill Joins the WebPT Franchise appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Shift Happens

    Paul Potter
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:07 am
    Thrive in the New Healthcare Economy with a Cash Therapy Practice I know where you are; stuck in a physical therapy job that is draining the life from you. You find yourself trapped in the reality of declining referrals from traditional sources and reduced co-pays and facing ever-increasing levels of scrutiny on the cost of … Continued The post Shift Happens appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • More APS #physicaltherapy thoughts

    Larry Benz
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:57 pm
      Ok, I admit that I use APS purely for my own convenience rather than its rebranded PTCPS (PT Classification and Payment System). For a refresher on prior APS posts go HERE and HERE and if you really want to go back HERE. On Aug 12th, we had another fun @karentlitzyNYC podcast of #sipswJerLarKar this one … Continued The post More APS #physicaltherapy thoughts appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Lasting the Test of Time

    Selena Horner
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:42 pm
    I remember when I bought my first Colorado which was endearingly called “Precious” by the whole family. Initially, I spent some of my drive time seeking to find or notice other Colorados. I think that lasted maybe a year? I don’t know, that was over 11 years ago. I do know though that there was … Continued The post Lasting the Test of Time appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
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    Stirrup Queens

  • 560th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:07 am
    Despite not being a fan of crowds or noise, I love amusement parks with the passion of a thousand suns.  Disney is at the top followed by those off-the-beaten-track-seen-better-days amusement parks where the paint is chipping from the fiberglass mascots and the rides have a look of questionable safety. I am debating whether this park […]
  • That Time I Almost Saw the Real Harry Potter

    Mel
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:05 am
    Yesterday was September 1st. You know what happens on September 1st, right? Hogwarts Express? Toot toot? All aboard? But do you know what was special about yesterday’s Hogwarts Express trip? Stop right now if you haven’t read Book 7.  There are spoilers below.  You’ve been warned. * * * Yesterday’s trip was the trip alluded […]
  • The Last First Day

    Mel
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:06 am
    I walked the kids to the front door of the school on their last first day. Instead of clinging to me, like they did five years ago when they started Kindergarten, I was clinging to them, begging them to slow down. My heart felt like it was being tugged through a pinhole, squeezed. I know […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 53: Stage and Screen

    Mel
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:07 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* Josh and I got tickets to a Fathom Event.  Sometimes plays or operas or ballets livecast a single performance, and you can go to the local movie theater to see it.  The tickets are slightly […]
  • That Time the ChickieNob and I Had a Conversation About Names

    Mel
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:21 am
    Melissa: Hey ChickieNob. ChickieNob: Hi. Melissa: So I got this book.  You know I normally don’t do book reviews, but when they asked me to review Bruce Lansky’s 100,000+ Baby Names, I jumped on it.  Not because I hope you have a baby right now, but because we are both huge lovers of names, naming […]
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • The What You Can When You Can iTunes podcast.

    Carla
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:55 am
    Lately we’ve been busy. Headsets on. Recording. Chatting. Laughing. Sharing. We U.S.A.-types are off for a long holiday weekend. You non-U.S.A. types are off for a …weekend. If you find yourself with some spare time, with a long run looming (go you!), or simply wanting to escape the family togetherness relax solo for a bit:  come hang with us! The post The What You Can When You Can iTunes podcast. appeared first on Carla Birnberg.
  • Are you lucky?

    Carla
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:55 am
    I was LUCKY and selected as a Fila Real Woman model. I’ve recently spent time reflecting on the year so far. I realize I’ve whined. I’m aware I’ve kvetched. I’ve been nowhere near as silent as I’d planned. I still quickly came to the not-so-mind-blowing conclusion I am extraordinarily lucky. While I express daily gratitude for all I have–it was in pausing last night to yammer at the child about how lucky we are—I concluded an additional thing: Behind every lucky person there exists an unseen crapload (technical term) of work. Today’s post…
  • Whats wrong with average?

    Carla
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:55 am
    The photo which started it all… The Child and I have been going through old pictures. Everything from Great Grandparents to Mama back in the olden days. Pre-child. Pre-marriage. She discovered a stack from when I was in college and immediately remarked how different I looked. She couldn’t come up with words to capture precisely how (I think she was too sweet to point out my current wrinkled, unkempt state), but in the way of all kids she marveled at the very thought I had a life long before moving to Guatemala. She was shocked I’d once cropped/bleached my hair. She…
  • Beanpole perspective (guest post).

    Carla
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:55 am
    Please welcome Jan and her response to my recent Skinny Shaming post.  I’m so grateful she’s here to share the Skinny Shaming perspective… When a plus-sized runner hit the cover of Women’s Running magazine, it created quite a stir in media land. Comments I read ranged from the supportive, it’s-about-time, to those that expressed a concern about putting someone who is “obviously unhealthy” on the cover of a fitness magazine. Regardless of what side of the scale you’re on, it most likely made you think about the social issues that those who are overweight must face.
  • Are girl squads the new cliques?

    Carla
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:55 am
    Birthday party, Mr. McFeely & Girl Squad?  I don’t remember much from elementary school when it comes to friendships, exclusivity and cliques. I don’t have memories of girls who weren’t friendly or who closed ranks of cliques and left me on the outside. Do you recall any of that? I once asked my mom. I don’t, but I wonder if it’s the benevolence of memory? You were lucky, she responded.  You went to an experimental school where pretty much every kid was the “odd” kid. In that way it was very inclusive. I think about this conversation each year…
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  • Strava McMillan Training Plans - A Review and Test at the 2015 Tamalpa Headlands 50k

    Scott Dunlap
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Many of you know (or in my case, obsess with) Strava, the online service that tracks your runs/rides and allows you to share them with fellow overachieving athletes. For myself and many in the endurance community, it is the go-to social app, more so than Facebook, Instagram, or the proletariat calorie- and step-counting nonsense of Fitbit. As a good friend likes to say, "Strava keeps you connected with the people who actually get out and make the most of the day, rather than complain about it while posting cat videos."So it was no surprise to see that when they added free training plans this…
  • Jungfrau Valley, Switzerland - A "Must Do" For Trail Runners

    Scott Dunlap
    21 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    (The Jungfrau Mountains)There are mountains we know, there are mountains we seek, and then there are the mountains that inspire us right to the core of our being. When you find the great ones, you know it instantly. No picture, no poem, no blog story can possibly capture the majesty and beauty absorbed in their presence. You don't just miss them when you leave, you yearn for them, deeply, and only another visit can suffice. When fellow runners ask, all you can say is "you just have to go", and give that closed-eye, long slow shaking of the head.(Looking down the Jungfrau Valley)That was how I…
  • 2015 IAAF Track and Field World Championships in Beijing Starts Tonight!

    Scott Dunlap
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Usain Bolt vs. Justin Gatlin. The unstoppable Shelly-Ann Frasier-Pryce. The incomparable Ashton Eaton, the worlds greatest decathlete. Will Dennis Kimetto go sub-2:03 in the marathon again this year?  Can WR holder Genzebe Dibaba double in the 1500m and 5000m? Will Mo Farah recreate his Olympic main again in 5000m/10000m? The 15th IAAF Track and Field World Championships begin tonight in Beijing at the Bird's Nest, and the talent roster is through the roof.Here's the TV schedule...set your DVR's! (or check the YouTube channel)IAAF World Championships 2015 TV Network…
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  • Extroverts and neurotics tend to use Facebook and WhatsApp more

    4 Sep 2015 | 7:20 am
    From a recent study:20% of smartphone behavior can be accounted for by WhatsApp usage, and females use it 13 minutes longer than males.Extroversion is of high importance in understanding WhatsApp usage, extroverts use it longer vs introverts.High neurotics tend to use Facebook more as it facilitates communication without face-to-face interaction.On the other hand, conscientiousness is inversely correlated with WhatsApp usage. Conscientious humans handle their digital consumption better and are less prone to Internet addiction. Are you conscientious? Conscientious humans can be described as…
  • Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles

    1 Sep 2015 | 7:16 am
    Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 4-8 weeks:Integration of Social Media in Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum - Annals of Emergency Medicine http://buff.ly/1CcfgM9Collaborative Economy Honeycomb http://bit.ly/1zoBreN - Not many companies in healthcare/wellness... Risks in Using Social Media to Spot Signs of Mental Distress - NYTimes http://nyti.ms/1xYFumq -- NIH committed $11 million to support studies into using Twitter and Facebook to better understand substance abuse. Classification algorithm predicts whether a…
  • "Bio-detection" dogs in trial to be used for prostate cancer sniffing

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:56 am
    Many urologists agree that the PSA test for detecting prostate cancer is often unreliable, but it remains widely used because there are no other relatively inexpensive tests. Researchers in Britain say this method may soon be replaced with dogs trained to sniff out the type of cancer that, according to the American Cancer Society, affects one in every 7 men. VOA’s George Putic reports:It takes 6 months to train a dog to detect prostate cancer. According to the report, trained dogs can detect prostate tumors in urine in 93 percent of cases."These dogs have the ability to screen hundreds of…
  • All about hair loss (alopecia) - Deutsche Welle expert interview

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:02 am
    Dr. Andreas Finner (Trichomed Praxis Berlin) talks about what everyone can do to keep a full head of hair and about the best methods for treating hair loss:Today's Hair-Loss Treatments: DrugsMinoxidil shampooPatients can buy an OTC shampoo with an ingredient called minoxidil. Minoxidil (Rogaine) fights androgenic alopecia in both men and women. It's still not entirely clear how minoxidil works. Used properly -- twice a day, massaged deep into the scalp -- it slows new hair loss. Two-thirds of men do get acceptable hair growth. "It is not something a bald person would use, but someone starting…
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Hidradenitis suppurativa, also known as acne inversa, is a chronic skin disease characterized by recurrent boil-like lumps (nodules) under the skin. Hidradenitis suppurativa was once thought to be a rare condition because only the most severe cases were reported. However, recent studies have shown that the condition affects at least 1 in 100 people when milder cases are also considered. There are three levels in the management of hidradenitis suppurativa: - topical options- systemic options- surgical methods including laser therapyDr. Christian Baum, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, takes a look…
 
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  • Five-Star Friday: cancer centers, precision medicine, stem cell soup, and why science isn’t broken

    Kevin Lomangino
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:26 am
    Last week we reviewed three top-rated five-star stories on the site. This week we didn’t have anything that topped three stars cross our radar. That doesn’t mean there weren’t reporters and news release writers putting out exemplary pieces about health care — merely that we didn’t have an opportunity to review them. This column provides the chance to direct some attention toward a few of those hidden gems. Brady Dennis at the Washington Post wrote about “A cancer building boom, fueled by economics and an aging population.” He noted that while the trend may “allow more…
  • Preventing Overdiagnosis 2015

    Gary Schwitzer
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:47 am
    I attended, and led a seminar at, the third annual Preventing Overdiagnosis conference in Washington, DC this week.  My talk was on “The role of the media in preventing or promoting overdiagnosis.”   My slides are now posted on SlideShare. Role of the media in preventing or promoting overdiagnosis from Gary Schwitzer HealthNewsReview.org contributors Alan Cassels, Dr. Susan Molchan and Dr. James Rickert were speakers or participants in the conference. In coming weeks, we will publish audio podcast interviews with interesting people with different perspectives from the…
  • Bankrupted by cancer: Why “cost” is an important criterion in our review process

    Kevin Lomangino
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:49 am
    The following is a guest blog post by Harold DeMonaco, the Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Care Transitions at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been one of our most active reviewers and guest bloggers throughout our 9+ year history. Discussion of cost is one of the criteria that HealthNewsReview.org uses to judge the quality of news stories about medical treatments.  This month’s edition of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings contains a commentary authored by no fewer than 116 of the country’s leading oncologists related to cost of care that deserves some additional attention from…
  • Psychology’s reproducibility problem is journalism’s problem, too

    Kevin Lomangino
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:12 am
    Science news outlets were buzzing last week with findings from a major research initiative designed to replicate the results of studies in psychology. The Reproducibility Project: Psychology re-ran 100 different studies that experts considered important foundational research in the field. This type of replication is important, explained project member Angela Atwood in a news release, because “Scientific evidence does not rely on trusting the authority of the person that made the discovery. Rather, credibility accumulates through independent replication and elaboration of the ideas and…
  • Five Star Friday – Reuters Health, Wall Street Journal, Vox.com get top grades

    Gary Schwitzer
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Just a quick note, but we want to draw attention to the fact that we published three top-rated five-star story reviews this week.  They were: Reuters Health’s “An aspirin a day – for years – may keep colon cancer away.” Excerpt of our review: “A strong story that describes in clear terms the findings as well as the strengths and weaknesses of this study. It covered potential biases that could not be controlled, mentioned harms, and was overall very cautious.” The Wall Street Journal’s “Heart Drug Linked to Extra Years for Cancer…
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  • Guest Post: Doing It All Again

    Lauren Hale
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    I had the pleasure of meeting Graeme in Boston at the first ever Warrior Mom™ Conference this past July. She’s simply fabulous and her hugs are amazing. She’s also wholly dedicated to mamas with Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders. I’m glad she’s sharing this post today. I can almost picture her exhaling in her oasis. […] The post Guest Post: Doing It All Again appeared first on Postpartum Progress.
  • Intrusive Thoughts: A Conversation

    Lauren Hale
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    Yesterday, I wrote “Let’s Talk About Intrusive Thoughts.” Today? I’ve intertwined stories from moms (including myself) who have all experienced intrusive thoughts in one form or another during their postpartum experience. For one mom, she didn’t experience them until her son was two and she was off medication, something that made the experience even more […] The post Intrusive Thoughts: A Conversation appeared first on Postpartum Progress.
  • Let’s Talk About Intrusive Thoughts

    Lauren Hale
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    This post deals with Intrusive Thoughts. If you are struggling, fragile, or easily influenced by reading the intrusive thoughts and obsessions of others, please avoid reading this post. For those who choose to stop reading now, I want you to know at the very least that you are not alone. The thoughts eventually quiet and […] The post Let’s Talk About Intrusive Thoughts appeared first on Postpartum Progress.
  • Why No One Invests in Maternal Mental Health

    Katherine Stone
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:37 am
    Yesterday I shared some reasons why moms can’t get help for postpartum depression or anxiety. Or depression or anxiety during pregnancy. Or postpartum psychosis or bipolar disorder. And trust me, so many can’t. Today I want to talk about maternal mental health, and why there’s so little investment in the most common complication of childbirth. The […] The post Why No One Invests in Maternal Mental Health appeared first on Postpartum Progress.
  • Why Moms Can’t Get Help for Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

    Katherine Stone
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:43 am
    Recently on Twitter I said that a lot of moms can’t get help for postpartum depression and anxiety.  Someone I don’t know chimed in and kept telling me I was completely wrong. She insisted that because of the Affordable Care Act and Mental Health Parity  everyone can get help now. She is not correct on this […] The post Why Moms Can’t Get Help for Postpartum Depression & Anxiety appeared first on Postpartum Progress.
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    Medgadget

  • New Genetically Engineered Bacteria Indicate Micronutrient Deficiencies

    Kristie Yang
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Micronutrient deficiencies occur in limited resource environments, which in-turn presents a challenge in identifying afflicted populations in need of nutritional intervention. Researchers at Georgia Tech have published about a proof-of-concept biosensor technology that measures zinc levels in blood samples sans external laboratory equipment. The team modified E. coli bacteria such that bacterial pigmentation changes to purple, red, or orange indicating low, borderline, or normal concentrations based on the blood concentration of zinc. Genes producing the purple, red, and orange pigments…
  • 3D Tissue Printing Using a DNA Guidance System

    Joshua Chen
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:27 am
    Researchers at UCSF have developed a method called DNA Programmed Assembly of Cells (DPAC) that brings us one step closer to being able to print fully functional living organs. The new approach includes incubating cells with small single stranded snippets of DNA that have been modified to attach to the cells’ outer membranes. The resulting DNA-covered cells look similar to furry tennis balls. When a modified cell comes into contact with its counterpart, its complimentary DNA strands will bind to the other cell. Essentially, the DNA snippets not only serve as a cell recognition tool…
  • Kinsa Smart Ear Thermometer with Wireless Smartphone Connectivity

    Editors
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:08 am
    Kinsa Inc., maker of the Kinsa smartphone-connected thermometer, will soon be making available its new Kinsa Smart Ear Thermometer. The in-ear device, designed primarily for pediatric use, automatically syncs up with Kinsa’s app to upload readings and track them over time. The app makes suggestions to see a doctor and potential causes if the fever lasts long enough or if the temperature crosses certain thresholds, and does this with the person’s age and additional symptoms in mind. It will also let you know if there are certain infections known to be going around in your area.
  • Modular Add-On Brings Polarized Light Microscopy, Malaria Diagnosis to Smartphones

    Zach Kaufman
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:27 am
    Researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a novel point-of-care device for field-based diagnosis of malaria using a smartphone. The mobile-optical-polarization imaging device (MOPID) attaches to smartphones or tablets and co-opts the camera to detect birefringent hemozoin in histological samples, which is indicative of malarial infection. Despite advances in diagnostic approaches and treatment, malaria remains one of the leading sources of disease and death in developing nations. The “gold standard” of detection, evaluation of Giemsa-stained blood smears via…
  • Steve Blank, Founder of Lean Startup Movement, On Entrepreneurship in Healthcare and Life Sciences (INTERVIEW)

    Jonathan O'Donnell
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:24 am
    Steve Blank needs no introduction as the man who started up the Lean Startup movement (in case you need one, find it here on his blog). But, you may not be aware that he has taken significant interest in entrepreneurship in life sciences, digital health, and healthcare. He teaches entrepreneurship in these realms at UCSF and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Very recently, in fact, the White House announced in August that it is “scaling up” the “rigorous entrepreneurship training program” that Steve has developed, called I-Corps Steve was generous enough to make some time…
 
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  • The public diagnosis of cancer and how President Carter did it right

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/victor-r-laurion" rel="tag">Victor R. Laurion</a>
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:00 pm
    President Jimmy Carter has been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. Recently, he gave a press conference where he discussed the history of his illness, his plans for treatment, and answered questions from the media. It was superb. Carter, now 90 years old, demonstrated an impressive understanding of his medical circumstance. As someone who thinks and writes on patient empowerment, here are my favorite moments: 1:52 — Carter explains that his liver abnormality was found via MRI, quickly correcting the word “cancer” to “growth, a tumor,” demonstrating his knowledge of the…
  • The time for medical liability reform is now. Here’s why.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/tom-murphy" rel="tag">Tom Murphy, MD</a>
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Have you been injured? Call us at this number! You may be entitled to a reward! We have all seen these advertisements on TV. Our society has become conditioned to expect perfection. If a patient suffers a known complication from a condition or dies, there is a feeling that someone must be held accountable — even if everything was done perfectly from a medical standpoint. Medical malpractice litigation has exploded over the last thirty years. Most American doctors can expect to be sued at some point during their career. I have seen estimates that as high as sixty-five to seventy percent…
  • Is patient-centered care part of the problem?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/reba-peoples" rel="tag">Reba Peoples, MD</a>
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    What is the difference between a health care system and a Burger King? In a health care system, you can’t always have it your way. At some point in our training, most physicians are introduced to the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report on Crossing the Quality Chasm. The report outlines 6 key elements that are necessary for providing high-quality care: safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equitability and patient centeredness. Although I recognize that outlining the 6 goals is a noble attempt at helping mend a broken health care system, I have to admit that, as a practicing…
  • Bedside ultrasound should be used by more doctors. Here’s why.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/shaun-cole" rel="tag">Shaun Cole, MD</a>
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    The trauma doors flew open, and a middle age man was rushed into the room. All we knew in those moments was that a seemingly lifeless body lay in front of us. There was no pulse and chest compressions were started. After several minutes of no response, another physician hurried out of the room and returned with an ultrasound. Within seconds of placing the probe on the man’s chest, the cause was obvious. A pneumothorax. In a flash of precision, the same physician punctured the man’s chest wall.  Air rushed out of the needle like a punctured tire, as the man’s lung expanded and took the…
  • Antibiotics for appendicitis: 3 unintended consequences

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dr-saurabh-jha" rel="tag">Dr. Saurabh Jha</a>
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A Finnish group randomized patients with acute appendicitis to surgery and antibiotics and found that antibiotics were successful in 73 percent of patients. Depending on how this is framed, you can celebrate a 70  percent success or lament a 30 percent failure. Much of the debate in health care is a battle of framing.  The study has limitations. Finland is not just a land of the midnight sun but a land of fewer laparoscopic surgeries than the USA. This is important because if done properly laparoscopic surgery has a lower morbidity than open surgery, as Skeptical Scalpel explains. Should…
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    SharpBrains

  • Would Warren Buffet be a highly viable Presidential candidate?

    Alvaro Fernandez
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:17 pm
    My colleague Dr. Murali Doraiswamy just wrote an excellent opinion piece for The New York Times: With Age Comes Wisdom, and Some Concerns For Candidates. He ends it up saying that, “As Henry Ford noted, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” We should shift the debate away from worrying about the age of our candidates and focus instead on their cognitive skill set and practical wisdom.” I couldn’t agree more with those wise words. But, I do disagree with the words just preceding them: “Warren Buffet, at the age of 85, would…
  • 3-Minute Tutorial about the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Mon­i­tor­ing & Enhanc­ing Brain Health in the Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Era

    SharpBrains
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:42 am
    To learn more and reserve your spot, visit the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era (November 17-19th, 2015) (10%-off promo code: sharp2015) “The SharpBrains Summit is unique in its impressive ability to unite a diverse collection of cutting-edge thinkers in a virtual conference that is shared globally without a hitch.” — Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at UCSF. Kudos for such a fan­tas­tic con­fer­ence. The dis­cus­sion about human vs. arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence and…
  • Study: Brain imaging not accurate or sensitive enough (yet) to detect Alzheimer’s disease in primary care settings

    SharpBrains
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Accuracy of dementia brain imaging must improve (University of East Anglia release): “A report published today in The Lancet Neurology evaluates for the first time how well different types of brain imaging tests work to detect Alzheimer’s and predict how the disease will progress. The results show that the accuracy of brain imaging must be improved before it can be rolled out on a scale that could be useful to healthcare providers and patients. The number of new diagnostic and prognostic tools for dementia is steadily increasing and here are a lot of different scanning techniques…
  • Challenge: How to spur meaningful, targeted & safe adoption of emerging neurotechnologies

    SharpBrains
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:32 am
    A cap that treats depression? Check the science before getting excited (The Guardian): “Yesterday, an article in the Entrepreneurs section of the Guardian purported to reveal a “cloth cap that could help treat depression”. This claim has caused some alarm in the neuroscience and mental health fields, so it’s important to look a little more closely at what the manufacturers are actually claiming. The piece in question concerns a product from Neuroelectrics: a soft helmet containing electrodes and sensors. According to the company’s website, it can be used to monitor brain activity…
  • Report: Revolutions in neurotechnology will soon influence every aspect of human life

    SharpBrains
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:23 am
    Center for Neurotechnology Studies Announces Release of Trends in Neurotechnology August 2015 (Potomac Institute for Policy Studies): “Revolutions in neurotechnology will soon influence every aspect of human life. Neurotechnology can be used to further understand the natural processes of the brain, study and treat neurological disorders and injuries, and enhance neural capabilities, resulting in increased human intelligence and efficiency. Outside of the realm of health, it can be used in social contexts to improve overall quality of life.” To learn more: Download 28-page report Here…
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  • The Measure of a Physician: Albert Schweitzer

    Simon Nath
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:37 pm
    By RICHARD GUNDERMAN, MD There are different ways to take the measure of a life.  John Rockefeller, the richest person in the history of mankind, once asked a neighbor, “Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure?  It’s to see my dividends come in.”  Television magnate Ted Turner once said, “I don’t want my tombstone to read, ‘He never owned a network.’”  And musical artist Lady Gaga has described her quest as “mastering the art of fame.”  But wealth, power, and fame are not life’s only metrics, and September 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of one…
  • Contextual Communication

    John Irvine
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
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  • Are Studies Overestimating the Cost of EHRs?

    Simon Nath
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:53 am
    By TOM GIANNULLI, MD On August 6, this article was posted, Are Electronic Medical Records Worth the Costs of Implementation?, in the American Action Forum. The article stated that there is value in the use of EHRs but the cost is significant. They estimated nearly $164,000 for a single physician and over $233,000 for a five provider practice. I was surprised in 2015 to see this piece. Why? Because they used data from 2009 to 2011 on practices largely using server-based EHRs. The landscape of the EHR market has radically changed in the last 5 years. There are a wide range of more affordable,…
  • The Phonemic Path: A Way to Measure Health That Can Lead to Health Improvement

    Simon Nath
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:36 am
    By ANDY ORAM We know what improves health–but we’re simply years away from having the tools to achieve it. We know that we can reduce the chronic conditions plaguing the world’s populations by a subtle combination of: Closely monitoring the behavior of individuals Linking health goals to treatments and behavior changes Upgrading the problems in communities that contribute to disease Such activities call for supple and sophisticated ways to link together disparate types and sources of information–the subject of this article. Doing such linking requires a new way of…
  • Clinical Research Rebooted

    Simon Nath
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    By SCANADU RESEARCH The traditionally conducted clinical trial model requires increasing amounts of time, cost, and resources for both sponsors and sites. In fact, fewer than 10% of clinical trials are completed on time  due to poor patient recruitment, retention and protracted budget negotiations. And since 2008 per-patient, clinical trial costs in the US have risen an average of 70% across all development phases. In March 2015, however, BLOOMBERG BUSINESS reported “Stanford University researchers were stunned when they awoke Tuesday 10 March to find that 11,000 people had signed up…
 
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  • So this company Cyagen is paying authors for citations in academic papers.

    Ben Goldacre
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:31 am
    Here’s a strange thing, a seedy curio rather than a massive scandal, but I’d be interested to know what you make of it. This week lots of academics all received the same unsolicited marketing email from a large well known research company called Cyagen, who make transgenic mice, stem cells, and so on. The email was headed […]
  • Fixing flaws in science must be professionalised. By me in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

    Ben Goldacre
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    Me and a dozen other academics all just wrote basically the same thing about Open Science in the Journal Of Clinical Epidemiology. After the technical bits, me and Tracey get our tank out. That’s for a reason: publishing academic papers about structural problems in science is a necessary condition for change, but it’s not sufficient. We don’t need any […]
  • New BMJ editorial: “How Medicine is Broken, and How We Can Fix It”

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

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

    Ben Goldacre
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:17 am
    As you’ll hopefully know by now from reading Bad Science, Bad Pharma, and my endless columns on the subject, medicine has a problem: the results of clinical trials are routinely and legally withheld from doctors, researchers, and patients. We started the AllTrials.net campaign two years ago to build a global campaign on this issue, and we’ll be publishing […]
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  • Dr. Bob lets his antivaccine freak flag fly

    Orac
    4 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    It’s not a secret to anyone who reads this blog that I have an incredibly low opinion of celebrity pediatricians who are, if not outright antivaccine, antivaccine-sympathetic or leaning antivaccine and use their authority as physicians to sow fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) about vaccines. Without a doubt, chief among these pediatricians in this country…
  • Cancer quackery going the distance

    Orac
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:15 am
    You’d think that after all these years combatting quackery and blogging about science in medicine (and, unfortunately, pseudoscience in medicine) it would take a lot to shock me. You’d be right. On the other hand, Even now, 15 years after I discovered quackery in a big way on Usenet and ten years after the inception…
  • A commercial for acupuncture masquerading as news

    Orac
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    I didn’t think I’d be writing about acupuncture again so soon after deconstructing another “bait and switch” acupuncture study less than a week ago. True, the quackery that is acupuncture and the seemingly unending varieties of low quality studies published to make it seem as though there is anything more than nonspecific placebo effects invoked…
  • The CDC promotes vaccination, and antivaccinationists lose it

    Orac
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:47 am
    If there’s one thing that is true of the antivaccine movement, it’s that its members are rarely willing to admit that they are, in fact, antivaccine. Sure, there are uncommon exceptions who say it loud that they are antivaccine and proud and through their refreshing honesty and lack of self-delusion cause no end of problems…
  • Evidence prevails: No medical marijuana for autism in Michigan—for now

    Orac
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    I must admit that I’m surprised. Pleasantly surprised, but quite surprised. The reason is that yesterday the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Director Mike Zimmer rejected the recommendation of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Review Panel to add autism to the list of qualifying conditions for which cannabis can be prescribed in the state of…
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    World of Psychology

  • My Mental Health Journey in Surviving Cancer

    Sandra Kiume
    4 Sep 2015 | 2:55 pm
    I live with bipolar disorder, OCD, and migraines, and have recovered from complex PTSD, an eating disorder, and other difficult illnesses. I’ve survived homelessness, domestic violence, and other traumas. Still, when my doctor gave me a cancer diagnosis last winter, it was the hardest shock yet. First I had to wait a few weeks to see my oncologists and get a treatment plan: six weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. The wait was gloomy, filled with dread and fear. I told only close family, not wanting to spread bad news. I bought a set of nice socks and a café gift card and gave them in…
  • Catastrophic Thinking: When Your Mind Clings to Worst-Case Scenarios

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:45 am
    How often does a negative thought spiral into an imminent disaster? How often does something innocuous become an impending catastrophe in your mind? For instance, a blemish on your face becomes a cancerous tumor. A flight to another state turns into the plane crashing. Your child not attending a specific school turns into him never getting a good job. These examples of catastrophic thinking might seem extreme, maybe even silly. But before we know it a situation we’re concerned about becomes a full-blown worst-case scenario. Clinical psychologist Joe Dilley, Ph.D, shared these examples of…
  • Best of Our Blogs: September 4, 2015

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    4 Sep 2015 | 3:30 am
    Some people let criticism slide off their back. I’m not one of them. It’s taken work and years as a writer to develop a thicker skin, and the ability to tune into what’s actually going on when I’m feeling criticized. Harmless words can take on a life of its own when it’s rooted in childhood hurts. Critical parents, peers and authority figures can shape the way you perceive your life, forever. Even a small slight can easily domino into criticism of your worth. I know someone haunted by his teacher’s statement that he would never amount to anything in life.
  • Top 10 Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist

    Sharon Martin
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Being a perfectionist is stressful. I get it. I consider myself a recovering perfectionist. I’ve made a lot of progress. I’ve learned to let go of a lot of things, to relax and enjoy my life, to be nicer to myself, and to take more risks. I’ve come to realize that people don’t actually give much thought to my shortcomings. Growing up I was a people-pleaser and a high achiever. I was a shy kid who didn’t want to make mistakes or do new things (where I might fail). Ironically, because I felt so imperfect, it wasn’t until I was an adult that I identified as a…
  • How to Send Kids off to College without Getting Upset

    Torri Myler
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:45 am
    Many parents are surprised how heartbreaking it is sending their child off to college for the first time. It’s natural that parents feel a sense of loss. It usually takes some time to accept that their child is no longer a permanent member of their household. Many of them don’t expect the challenges of the empty nest syndrome. Realizing that letting go is the next stage of parenthood can make it easier. Here is some advice to help parents deal with the emotions evoked by sending their child off to college. Educate yourself. Every transitional moment generates both excitement and…
 
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • California Is About to Ban Those Little Pieces of Plastic in Your Toothpaste and Face Scrub

    Julia Lurie
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:49 pm
    On Friday, the California Senate passed legislation that will ban the sale of microbeads—​those colorful bits of plastic that you find in face scrub, body wash, and toothpaste—in personal care products by 2020.  Though a handful of other states ​have already passed microbead bans, California's is by far the most stringent, as it doesn't provide exemptions for "biodegradeable" plastics. (No plastics have proven to break down in marine environments so far.) Because California makes up roughly one-eighth of the American market for…
  • California Is Fining a Company That's Supplied Starbucks' Bottled Water—for Making the Drought Worse

    Anna Lenzer
    4 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Sugar Pine Spring Water, a California company that has supplied bottled water to Starbucks, was hit on Tuesday with a complaint and draft cease-and-desist order by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) for alleged illegal diversion and bulk delivery of water in 2014 and 2015. It's the first enforcement action taken against a bottled-water supplier since the state declared a drought emergency in January 2014.   As I reported this spring, Starbucks' Ethos Water brand has sourced water sold in the chain's western US stores from suppliers tapping the foothills of the…
  • Maybe We'll Win the War Against HIV After All

    Gabrielle Canon
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:04 pm
    A new study published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases shows a HIV-prevention treatment may have been successful at preventing new cases of the disease. The regimen, which is called preexposure prophylaxix (or PrEP), involves administering antiviral medication to those at-risk for contracting HIV—stopping infections before they become permanent. This is the largest evaluation of PrEP, administered daily as a single pill called Truvada, since the Food and Drug Administration approved the drugs in 2012. Also, it's the first study done outside a clinical setting. During…
  • 3 Hurricanes Are Hitting the Pacific at the Same Time, and the View From Space Is Amazing

    James West
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:05 am
    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are marveling at a particularly awesome view from orbit right now. This week marks the first time that three major hurricanes—dubbed Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena—have been captured simultaneously churning across the Pacific Ocean, according to the United Kingdom's Met Office. (The National Hurricane Center agrees.) The storms are being fueled by warmer waters caused by this year's El Niño, the global climate event that occurs every five to seven years, bringing drought to places like Australia, while heaping rain on the Western…
  • New Study Finds That Humans Should Kill Smaller, Younger Animals

    Gregory Barber
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    When it comes to food, humans gravitate to the biggest item on the menu: overstuffed turkeys, 1,000-pound sturgeons, the fattest burger. But a new study in Science shows how our obsession with taking down the biggest prey is damaging the world's wildlife. Looking at 282 marine species and 117 terrestrial mammals, researchers at the University of Victoria found that human hunters and fishers overwhelmingly target adult animals over juveniles. Driven by the prestige and financial payoff of a trophy kill or gargantuan catch—and an aversion to killing young animals that might be seen as…
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • Will the REAL Nexium Facebook Page Please Stand Up?

    PharmaGuy
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:56 am
    My friend Zoe Dunn (@zdunnhealth), a digital marketing consultant to the pharma industry, wrote a piece in MM&M titled “Is It Finally Time for Pharma to Change the Way It Uses Facebook?” (see here).In that article, Zoe chides the pharma industry for not engaging and supporting users of their Rx drugs via Facebook.“Pharma has hidden behind the ability to turn commenting off on Facebook pages,” Zoe notes, “allowing marketers to use the channel much as they would a typical web page.”A good example of how an Rx brand should use Facebook, according to Zoe, is the Nexium FB…
  • Social Media Lacks the "Ask Your Doctor" ROI Common for Print & TV DTC Advertising

    PharmaGuy
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:49 am
    Practically every print and TV direct-to-consumer (DTC) ad  prominently includes the statement "Ask Your Doctor if [BRAND X] is Right for You!"Advertisers call this the "Call to Action," which is the linchpin of all advertising; i.e., get your target audience off its butt to take the next step toward the purchase of your brand!Several studies have shown that this call to action of old-fashioned print and broadcast Rx DTC advertising works.In 2003, for example, the FDA released preliminary results from a physician survey it conducted (see "Results from FDA Physician…
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Supports Undocumented Immigrants & Sides with Latino TV vs. Donald Trump. Bravo!

    PharmaGuy
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:45 am
    Click on image for an enlarged, uglier view.Two stories caught my attention yesterday:One involved drug company Boehringer Ingelheim and Spanish-language television network Telemundo.The other involved Donald Trump and another Spanish-language television network - Univision.In the first case, a major (non-US) pharma company has the courage to support “illegal” Mexican immigrants and at the same time raise awareness of diabetes among the U.S. Latino public, whether they are illegal or not (read the press release here).In the second case, Donald Trump evades questions about his Mexican…
  • FDA Acts on Violative Social Media Posts a Lot More Quickly Than It Does for TV and Print Ads

    PharmaGuy
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:33 am
    Kim Kardashian posted a violative Diclegis® ad on Instagram (read “Kim Kardashian's Diclegis Instagram Post Raises Issues of Transparency, Drug Safety, and Learning from History”). She was paid to do that by Duchesnay -- the company that makes & markets Diclegis.But did you know that the ad also was posted to her Twitter and Facebook accounts?Here's how the FDA depicted the campaign (find the original here):Click on image for an enlarged view.What does this show us? How did the FDA get so social media savvy? Note two things:Read more »
  • The Irrelevance of Social Media for Pharma Marketing

    PharmaGuy
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:11 am
    The pharmaceutical industry has often been criticized for being behind the "digital curve," meaning that it lacks the expertise to fully take advantage of the Internet and social media to improve marketing and communications. Back in 2013, I suggested that pharma was on the "Slope of Enlightenment" of the "digital" hype curve (here).Since then, the FDA has come out with some social media guidelines (read, for example, FDA Sets Up a Roadblock for Branded Rx Promotional Tweets and Drug Industry Rips Into FDA Over Social Media Guidelines) and I sense that pharma has…
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • A change

    Paul Levy
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:08 pm
    To my loyal readers:I've been writing this blog for over 9 years, starting during my tenure as CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,  and continuing now over four years later.  During that time, I've had a chance to tell many stories and express lots of opinions with regard to various aspects of the health care industry, and you have rewarded me with your readership and your comments.  I am deeply grateful for that opportunity and for that connection with so many of you.As my life has moved on, my other activities have evolved. While health care will always be an…
  • Two words

    Paul Levy
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:37 am
    As I head into a Labor Day weekend blogging break, I offer this thought:Have you noticed the latest fad in hospital advertising? The idea is to present a two-word summary of the hospital's attributes.  An example is above.  Among other I've seen are:"Human First""We do."I guess ad people like this type of pairing because the viewer can apply his or her own meaning to the phrase, and presumably that meaning will reflect favorably on the hospital.  But truly, I don't think most of these slogans mean much of anything at all--and in any event they do not create memorable…
  • MA Health Quality Partners display variation

    Paul Levy
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:51 am
    Here's some nice work from the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, a part of their Practice Pattern Variation Analysis (PPVA) program. There are 40 conditions identified by MHQP where they have identified significant differences in the use of medical services for similar conditions. The idea is that:Clinical leadership can address the causes of the variation and determine whether the variation is clinically warranted, how to initiate change if it is not, and consider how the variation impacts quality, safety and cost. Through PPVA, the medical community can work  toward adoption of…
  • Clean 'em up: An approach to hand hygiene

    Paul Levy
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Noticing the ineffectiveness of certain approaches to garnering hospital and doctor compliance with important safety standards (like hand hygiene), Brad Flansbaum offers an intriguing way to improve:Assemble a moderately sized pod of hospitals, matched on demographics, payer, SES, bed size, etc., and keep them as geographically proximate as possible.  If they compete, even better.  Have them decide on a monitoring system they will purchase together at a discount (I hear vendors like big orders).  If CMS has a little seed money sitting in a slush fund, still better.
  • Advice to students and young professionals when you don't like a critique of your work

    Paul Levy
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    I've been thinking hard about whether to share what follows.  I've finally decided to do so now, at the start of the fall semester, as a form of advice to students and young professionals.  The advice is actually quite simple:  Learning to write well requires you to be open to honest criticism.  It is all right if you don't like how a professor or someone else responds to your writing, but try to put aside your personal feelings and draw whatever value you can from someone who has taken the time and made an effort to be helpful to you. Also, be gracious.The background is…
 
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • Breast Cancer Study Encourages Reconsideration of DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ) and its Treatment

    Guest Contributor
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    by Mary E. Costanza, MD Women who are diagnosed with a very early stage of breast cancer usually undergo some type of surgery with the hope that it will eliminate their risk of developing invasive breast cancer. The most common treatment is lumpectomy followed by radiation, though some women opt for a mastectomy or even a double mastectomy, which involves removing a healthy breast as well. A new study published this month shows that in most cases, treatment does not affect a woman’s outcome, throwing into question whether surgical treatments have been overly aggressive and overused. Diagram…
  • Republicans Revive Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood, Forget Own Support for Research

    Guest Contributor
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News Republican calls to defund Planned Parenthood over its alleged handling of fetal tissue for research are louder than ever. But they are just the latest in a decades-long drive to halt federal support for the group. This round of attacks aims squarely at the collection of fetal tissue, an issue that had been mostly settled — with broad bipartisan support — in the early 1990s. Among those who voted to allow federal funding for fetal tissue research was now-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky). McConnell made no mention of his previous position…
  • FDA Panel Approves ‘Female Viagra” Despite Lingering Safety Concerns

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

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

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

    wpadmin
    9 Aug 2015 | 10:28 pm
  • Cambogia Plus Review : Keeping Weight In Check With Garcinia Cambogia

    wpadmin
    29 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    The internet is full of people cringing about weight woes, about how they just couldn’t stick to a particular diet. The internet is also full of weird diets that sometimes only involve fruits (like that’s enough food!) or sometimes, a celery stick! But some easy solutions like Cambogia Plus are available online to curb the former two situations. Find out how useful the product can be here. Overview The formula is for supplementation purpose and claims to develop body’s functions to relieve it of excess fat deposits. It promises to develop metabolic activity so more fat is…
  • More Foods To Get Rid Of Weight

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

  • How I Travel the World for Free (Almost)

    Frederic Patenaude
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:44 am
    When I was young, I wanted to travel. My parents had subscribed for years to National Geographic, and they kept piles and piles of the magazines in our basement. I think my interest in traveling and foreign cultures came from reading those magazines and looking at the pictures……I was just fascinated! A few places were of real interest to me. I was quite curious about Iceland. I also saw pictures of the Seychelles, a group of islands in the Indian ocean, and thought it was the most beautiful place on Earth. I swore that one day, I would visit. I wanted to see the Greek Isles, and the…
  • Pectin Supplements: Are They Worth It?

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    The next big thing in heart health is natural galectin-3 inhibitors from citrus pectin. When I was a farm boy in rural New England, oranges were a Christmas treat. To me, an orange— brightly colored, juicy, bursting with citrus smells—was a magical food. I sucked every last drop of juice, and then gnawed the inner white part. Intuitively, my body craved the nutrients found in oranges, including pectin. The pith between the peel and the fruit is called albedo, and it is rich in pectin. It is a soluble dietary fiber with health benefits to humans. Pectin can lower serum cholesterol, improve…
  • Is Soy Really Bad for Us?

    Frederic Patenaude
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:45 am
    Let’s have a debate about soy! What?! “You mean, you’re doubting the fact that soy is a horrible so-called “health” food that causes vegetarians to get sick and men to become effeminate from all the hormones it contains?” I already hear some of you say. I don’t think there’s as much debate about any natural food as there is about soy. Maybe it’s because tofu is associated with vegetarian diets and hippies; anyone wanting to criticize those diets chooses soy as their main enemy. Maybe it’s because some soy products have flooded the…
  • Can Stress Cause Your Hair to Turn Gray?

    Frederic Patenaude
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:17 pm
    My dad rocked the most impressive head of hair and was very proud of it. At 55, you had to look hard to find a single gray hear in his abundant hair. My dad at 55 (I inherited his inability to keep eyes opened during picture taking). Some people think that hair health is a reflection of overall health, as exemplified by the belief that gray hair can revert to their original color when following a healthy diet. My dad did have great hair, but that didn’t prevent him from dying of a heart attack at the unfortunate age of 63, with only a few gray hairs betraying his age. In his case, his…
  • What to Order at a Restaurant: the Healthiest Options

    Frederic Patenaude
    16 Aug 2015 | 7:40 am
    Eating at a restaurant can be a disaster, health-wise! However, with some planning, you can “limit the damage” while enjoying yourself. A few basic principles: In general, American sit-down chain restaurants (TGI Friday’s, Olive Garden, Applebee’s, etc.) tend to have the worst and unhealthiest food, disguised in an appearance of wholesomeness. Next are regular fast food chains (McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Subway, etc.). Your best bets are family-owned or non-franchised ethnic restaurants. What to Order at Restaurants – Some Tips Mexican I usually have a good time at…
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Hot enough for you? Sweating at night undermines sleep

    Dr. Michael Breus
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Do you ever experience night sweats? It’s an uncomfortable feeling, to wake from sleep drenched in sweat, your pajamas and sheets damp and clammy. Sweating at night can be highly disruptive to sleep, keeping you from falling asleep and rousing you out of your sleep repeatedly throughout the night.   Sometimes, of course, we sweat at night because it’s hot outside and in our bedrooms. These days of high summer can bring about plenty of sweaty nights and restless, less-than-refreshing sleep. Warm weather and warm sleep environments are the most common reason for occasional nighttime…
  • Digging into memory—and its relationship to sleep

    Dr. Michael Breus
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:28 am
    We’ve all had the experience of having our memory fail us, whether it’s forgetting a name, struggling to remember what you did the day before, or wandering in search of a pair of keys. Before you ascribe that fuzzy memory to a “senior moment,” or to the frenetic pace of daily life, try putting your head to the pillow for a good night’s rest. Sleep—how much you get, and how well you sleep—can have a powerful effect over memory.  When we talk about memory and its relationship to sleep, we’re talking about the intersection of two complicated and dynamic physiological…
 
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • New Tri Bikes

    Aaron Usiskin
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:06 am
    SlowTwitch kills it again with their review of the newest stuff coming into 2016!The tri bike landscape is shifting. I hope that's clear. Companies are making some very fast framesets and by that I mean frames, forks, seat posts and brakes, though sometimes that means brakes you have to buy and retrofit to the bike to bring out the frame's best performance. But that's kind of fun in a way. We don't make motorcycles, where what you buy is pretty much what you ride. We make bicycles, and they are made to be fiddled with. I'm excited by the new generation of tri bikes but I am also…
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    Aaron Usiskin
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:25 am
    Riviera, SUP or Surf, why decide. At 10'6" the board is perfect for small to large surf. One big thing is make sure you are back far enough on the board not to nose dive.10'6" Riviera OriginalThe Riviera 10'6" is a perfect board for first time paddlers. Very stable cruiser that comes with traction, and a built in handle for carrying. Ideal for touring & surfs well.  It has a slightly pulled in nose and pinched rails for better maneuverability in the surf.  It has a 2 + 1 setup that give you the options for different paddling conditions.Best Board!We provide the highest quality…
  • RinseKit Shower For Adventures!

    Aaron Usiskin
    11 Aug 2015 | 4:49 am
    I used to use a outdoor pressurized sprayer you find in any Home Depot. it was roughly about $40 and worked great. Now the RinseKit has a head like a shower that you can pick 6 settings. That's kind of worth it, but $50 more I'm not quite sure.With no pumping and no batteries, RinseKit delivers a pressurized spray for up to three minutes. RinseKit stores the strength of a regular household spigot or sink (with adapter) and can be quickly filled with hot or cold water. RinseKit’s patented design features the eon™ pressure system that holds up to 2 gallons of water with a spray nozzle…
  • Kingii, Smallest Inflatable In The World!

    Aaron Usiskin
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:14 am
    Kingii is small, non-invasive, reliable and with it's unobtrusive design for the first time providing safety in the water in a convenient way.The Kingii fits on your wrist, stays out of the way, is rechargeable and is there when you need it most. The smallest inflatable in the world is perfect for every activity, every age and every environment around the water. The risk of drowning and the need for bulky safety devices is over!The only thing that would make this better is it you could set the depth and not require the use to pull a tab. Parents - you worry about your kids but want them…
  • Peak Design, CAPTURE PRO CAMERA CLIP

    Aaron Usiskin
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:29 am
    Simple things make life that much better. I hate carrying around my camera, because of the neck strap. Everyone, pulls out their phone and snaps a picture. Peak Design has changed that and this belt/strap click is awesome.The CapturePRO® Camera Clip is our flagship, pro-quality camera carrying solution. Carry any camera on any backpack strap, belt or bag. All-aluminum, extra-durable construction. Compatible with multiple tripod types, and can be used as a tripod head itself. The difference between this CapturePRO Camera Clip and our previous model is the PROplate that…
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • Does Vitamin D Lower Risk of Colon Cancer?

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:18 am
    © 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
  • Does Weight Training Help Deter Dementia?

    1 Sep 2015 | 8:10 am
    According to a study out of Australia, high intensity weight training may improve the mental facilities in older people who struggle with mild cognitive impairment, a possible precursor to dementia. Participants who lifted weights during this six-month study saw overall improvement in cognitive functioning abilities like planning, organizing, and visual memory.Subjects continued to see benefits even a year after the study.Researchers believe the hormones that build muscles released during weight training might be responsible for the increase in brain functioning.P.S. Scientists have also…
  • Do You Need Vitamin D?

    31 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    A deficiency of vitamin D has been linked to osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer and more.Do you get enough vitamin D every day?© 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
  • Your Muscles: How Long Before Inactivity Takes Its Toll?

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:55 pm
    According to the latest scientific research, lying around on the couch for too long will make you physically weaker.The Center for Healthy Aging and the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen found it only takes two weeks of immobility for people to lose about one third of their muscular strength, putting them on the same level as someone forty or fifty years older.The study was done to monitor muscle loss in people who were injured or sick. They found during periods of inactivity, young people lose more muscle mass than older people. In addition, fit people lost…
  • The Perfect Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

    23 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    © 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
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    Hospital Impact

  • Insurance mergers: Harmful to providers and their patients

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:26 am
    by David Balto and James Kovacs The multibillion-dollar health insurance mergers between Aetna and Humana and between Anthem and Cigna has been widely reported. While these pending mergers are financially lucrative for the companies and their stockholders, the most important and pressing question is if these mergers will benefit hospitals, other providers and consumers by improving the quality of healthcare and lowering costs. The answer is an unequivocal no. Should hospitals care? Absolutely. The formation of a new Aetna and Anthem will create dominant insurance entities that can use their…
  • Medical overuse and why fee for service must go

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:25 am
    by Jonathan H. Burroughs It should not be a surprise to anyone why medical overuse occurs. The traditional and politicized discounted fee for service reimbursement system rewards volume-based healthcare for high-margin diagnostic and therapeutic tests/procedures on behalf of large suppliers and tempts both physicians and management into a "follow the money" strategy to optimize revenues at a time of climbing overhead costs and declining margins. The inevitable consequence is the overuse of high-margin services and underuse of low/no-margin services. Unfortunately, this imbalance comes with a…
  • CEO succession planning: Recruiting hospital leaders for the future

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:25 am
    by Ilene MacDonald Every day, FierceHealthcare could fill its daily newsletter with announcements about CEO resignations and retirements. Recently, I've read reports that Basil Ariglio has stepped down as president and CEO of Rome Memorial Hospital in New York due to personal reasons; Stephen Pitts will leave the struggling Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, Louisiana; and Jim Horton, administrator and CEO of Pecos County Memorial Hospital in Fort Stockton, Texas, has resigned effective Sept.15. Last year, CEO turnover was 18 percent, one of the highest rates in 15 years, according to the…
  • Why I fired my doctor--and he doesn't even know

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:18 am
    by Jason A. Wolf I have thought for some time about this story and have shared it with others on various occasions. It has stirred interesting conversation, but more often mutual head nodding and the emergence of similar experiences. It is a personal patient experience story that helps illustrate the broad reaches of the experience conversation in healthcare and I hope one that stirs thoughts from all perspectives on what we need to do to ensure continued awareness of and focus on this issue. I had a scheduled appointment for months for my annual physical last fall. Unfortunately, the day…
  • Data strategies, regulatory support keys to growth for global connected health markets

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:18 am
    by Harry Wang Developed and developing markets around the world, including the United States, are facing major challenges in the healthcare space. National economies are burdened with rising healthcare costs, made more severe by aging demographics for citizens and inadequate legacy infrastructure. In many markets, access to healthcare services and quality of care are inconsistent. However, healthcare markets everywhere are changing. Due to a confluence of government initiatives, technology innovations and a growing sense of health consumerism, healthcare markets around the globe are…
 
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    A Splintered Mind

  • Learning How to Be Happy (or at Least Less Sad)

    22 Aug 2015 | 8:20 pm
    I recently read a book that really impressed me despite how simplistic it initially seemed. Penguin Random House contacted me to see if I’d like to review How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad): A Creative Workbook by Lee Crutchley. The subject sounded like a great match for my readers here, but when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised to see it was a workbook. I somehow missed that bit in the title, but once I adapted I began to see the great potential being a workbook gave the material.Being told how to think better can be helpful, but being shown how to do it is infinitely better.
  • Sometimes Success Has Nothing to Do with Money

    22 Aug 2015 | 2:59 am
    I thought that being sick with an unknown virus for seven weeks in the summer was bad. I was couch-ridden, exhausted, dizzy, nauseous, and thoroughly miserable. I would rally strength here and there to run an errand, then collapse again for days. The sickness never ended. The doctors couldn’t help (I saw two), there were no meds to take, and here I was with a book to finish and some freelance writing to do. Then I learned that I was doing it all wrong. A few weeks ago, somebody put a price tag on my success. Apparently, it was a zero followed by a dot and two more zeroes. That person felt…
  • The Problem with Drive-by Suicide Notes

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

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

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

  • Could aspirin boost cancer immunotherapy?

    Emma Smith
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:01 am
    Our immune system is incredibly effective at getting rid of bacterial and viral infections that can harm us. But cancer, which starts from our own cells growing out of control, poses a bigger challenge. Scientists have long known that, for some cancers at least, employing devious methods to trick or hide from the immune system is paramount to their survival. And in recent years, ‘immunotherapy’ treatments, which unleash the power of the immune system by unmasking tumours and encouraging immune cells to attack them, have been showing great promise. Today, Professor Caetano Reis e Sousa and…
  • Two years on for our pioneering TRACERx lung cancer study

    Henry Scowcroft
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    It should have been a dream holiday – a perfect escape from England’s January chills for a retired couple. Terrence, 75, was relaxing on deck with a book as the cruise ship slid through sapphire waters between Bali and Singapore. The next thing he knew, his lung had collapsed. His wife Maureen recalls “He went, ‘I can’t breathe!’ and I thought he was joking … but of course he wasn’t.” After a visit to the ship’s doctor – and two very uncomfortable days sailing – the couple reached Singapore, where Terrence had surgery to repair the damage. Two weeks later the…
  • To Test Cancer Sooner, we need the Government to invest in the NHS

    Katy Ashford
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:49 am
    Too many people are diagnosed with late-stage cancer each year. We need to fix this. In its recent report, the Independent Cancer Taskforce estimated that, if the NHS implemented its recommendations, by 2020 almost 11,000 more people each year would survive their cancer for 10 years or more due to earlier diagnosis. One way to make this a reality is to make sure people are diagnosed as quickly as possible, so that if they have cancer, they get the treatment they need sooner. To do this, they need the right tests, at the right time. We want the NHS and the Government to make sure that 95 per…
  • Newly funded research – understanding cancer at the population level

    Emma Smith
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Thanks to your support, we fund research into many different aspects of cancer. To decide what to fund, we assemble panels of experts in different fields, who scrutinise applications for funds from the wider research community. And one of these committees oversees the funding of a type of science called ‘population research’. Population research is the study of the patterns, causes and effects of cancer across large groups of people – instead of examining cells growing in a lab. The scientists are looking for things that affect our risk of developing cancer. This ranges from invisible…
  • News digest – another not-so-simple ‘blood test’, 3D virtual tumour, reprogrammed cells and… purple potatoes?

    Nick Peel
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    UK scientists provided further evidence that looking for tumour cell DNA in the bloodstream could help monitor women with breast cancer. But that doesn’t make the complex genetic analysis a ‘simple blood test’, as was reported by many media outlets (most likely led astray by the press release). Here’s our news report, or watch us on the Today Programme discussing the details. “Scientists discover how to ‘switch off’ cancer,” according to the Mail Online. But that’s stretching the research findings a bit far, which actually used lab-grown cancer cells to help…
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • In Brief: Venlafaxine as Effective as Low-Dose Estradiol for Menopausal Sleep Symptoms

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:39 am
    Which treatment is best for managing menopausal sleep problems? We tend to think of estrogen replacement therapy as being the best option for all menopausal symptoms; however, there are other options for managing menopausal symptoms, including serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, and gabapentin. A recent study compares low-dose estradiol and low-dose venlafaxine for the […] The post In Brief: Venlafaxine as Effective as Low-Dose Estradiol for Menopausal Sleep Symptoms appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Telephone-Based CBT for Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:17 am
    Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for mood and anxiety disorders and has been shown to be effective for the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD).  However, not all women have access to CBT-savvy therapists.  In addition, it is often difficult for new mothers to travel outside of the home for regular appointments.  A recent […] The post Telephone-Based CBT for Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Many Pregnant Women Unaware of the Risks of Electronic Cigarettes

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:32 pm
    More and more people are using electronic cigarettes.  While e-cigarettes are often touted as being safer than tobacco-containing cigarettes, there is fierce debate among experts as to whether this is actually the case.  There is also no evidence that e-cigarettes facilitate smoking cessation. A recent study suggests that many pregnant women — more than 40% […] The post Many Pregnant Women Unaware of the Risks of Electronic Cigarettes appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Proving the Estrogen Withdrawal Hypothesis of Perimenopausal Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    18 Aug 2015 | 3:06 am
    Because women appear to be at increased risk for new onset and recurrent depression as they transition into the menopause, it has been hypothesized that declining ovarian function — or estrogen “withdrawal” — may trigger depressive symptoms in some women.  While this is a very reasonable and totally plausible hypothesis, no studies have formally tested […] The post Proving the Estrogen Withdrawal Hypothesis of Perimenopausal Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Pregnancy Brain?  Or is it Depression?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:56 am
    Many pregnant women complain of “pregnancy brain”.  They describe that they feel less sharp than usual and often complain of bouts of forgetfulness.  Is it because they are distracted by thinking about and planning for the arrival of the new baby?  Is it the hormones? Is it sleep deprivation? A new study suggests that depression may […] The post Pregnancy Brain?  Or is it Depression? appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
 
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    Health Blog

  • Found a substance that stimulates sexual appetite

    Smith
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:47 am
    Mammals secrete the substance and depending on the dose can stimulate or inhibit male sexual behavior. We saw the result of these compounds is biphasic i.e. that low doses stimulate sexual appetite while high doses inhibit which play a key role in regulating the appearance of sexual behavior male said the specialist. Although these findings were making with laboratory rats, the results suggest that anandamide which can also be found in products such as chocolate could be considered an aphrodisiac in power. All those substances to facilitate sexual reply of the individual could be classified…
  • Projected 6% increase in health care costs

    Smith
    22 Aug 2015 | 4:03 am
    The increase is appreciably lower than the 9% occurred in the decades before 2008. The raise is usually quite modest even though most Americans have health coverage many for the first time. The expenditure per capita and medical inflation are historically very modest levels a managerial officer of the declaration said Andy Slavitt CMS. He stressed that there is still work to be done and people are getting healthier every time while we reduce spending in all categories of health care. In 2014, health spending is projected at the level of $ 3.1 million equivalent to $ 9.695 per person. This…
  • 5 simple food habits that can help you lose extra weight

    admin
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:27 am
    Weight control is all about making small changes that you can live with forever. As you incorporate these minor adjustments into your lifestyle, you’ll begin to see how they can add up to big calorie savings and eventually weight loss. Food is a major trigger of weight gain. In this blog I am going to describe the five simple food habits that can help you lose extra weight. Eat Breakfast This one common characteristic is nearly universal in statistical studies of people who have achieved and maintained a large weight loss. Eighty percent of those who have been able to maintain a weight…
  • How to get health insurance at low cost?

    Smith
    8 Aug 2015 | 1:44 am
    The new Patient Protection and reasonably priced Care Act improved known as Obama Care all US populace who do not have health insurance must enroll in a health plan or pay a fine. This new law establishes what Obama is that US residents must have health insurance. Ideally, these people should have access to their health insurance through their employers, but because of some deception that many employers are using to create their workers do not have 40 hours a week these people will have to buy insurance at a cheaper price in these famous health insurance supermarkets says Dr. Elmer Huerta. To…
  • What is the perfect time to be a mother

    Smith
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Life is change constant decision taking to the path of the experiences through which we travel every day is built. However, is not the similar as deciding on a new look the time to move house or whether it is time to have children. There are decisions that are principally significant because they represent a fundamental change in our lives. Motherhood is undoubtedly one of the largest because it is not something that can be waived once we complete ​​the move. That is why for me as for many women it is very difficult to feel that we are ready and we have found the perfect place to be…
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    Evolving Wellness

  • 10 Essential Resources for Health-Conscious Consumers

    3 Sep 2015 | 6:55 am
    Being a health-conscious consumer in the 21st century is a tricky task. On the one hand we have more health challenges related to our food, water, air, and products than ever before. On the other hand, we have more information and choices than ever before. The challenge then, is to find high quality information that is not influenced by corporate agendas and exercise our choices in conscious and intelligent ways. In this guide, it is my pleasure to share with you 10 resources, which I feel are essential today for any health-conscious individual who is interested in securing optimal wellness.
  • A Sustainable Approach to Treating Anxiety

    2 Sep 2015 | 2:35 pm
    This article is written by guest author Dr. Carlo Carandang of AnxietyBoss.com If you’re one of the 5% of Americans who suffer from anxiety, chances are your doctor will be quick to prescribe you medication to help treat your disorder. However while prescription drugs can help in dampening your feelings of excessive worry and apprehension, they can be greatly inhibiting to a more sustainable approach to treating anxiety and achieving a better quality of life. Medications can cause users to develop dependency on their chemical effects, effectively rendering anxiety sufferers useless without…
  • Spicy Sumac Creamy Sauce

    1 Sep 2015 | 5:02 am
    Characteristics Try something new in your kitchen by incorporating the wonderful aroma and flavor of sumac that comes from the berry of edible sumac plants. As part of this recipe, it offers a deliciously tangy and richly creamy, versatile sauce that can also be used as a spread or a dip. This sauce can enrich any meal, whether it be used for a creamy pasta dish or a side to your raw vegetables. It is an excellent source of healthy fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and fiber, as well as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. TYPE: Sauce, Dip, Spread PREP TIME: < 5 mins…
  • Mushroom, Veggie & Tempeh Coconut Curry

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:52 am
    Characteristics This hearty and delicious meal provides a rich array of flavors and nutritional benefits. It is an excellent source of healthy carbohydrates, proteins, and fat, as well as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. It is high in fiber and free of cholesterol. It is especially great for the cooler seasons, like fall and winter, when a warm, hearty meal is most welcome and beneficial. TYPE: Meal, Lunch, Dinner PREP TIME: < 15 mins (or < 45 minutes for fresh rice) SERVINGS: 2 servings 100% Plant-based (Vegan) Wheat-free Gluten-free Corn-free Peanut-free Oil-free…
  • Creamy Cucumber & Chives Salad

    17 Aug 2015 | 11:22 am
    Characteristics This ultra simple, yet deliciously refreshing and creamy cucumber salad can make an excellent side or snack anytime, but is especially well-suited for hot summer days and when fresh, local cucumbers and chives are in season. It provides a rich assortment of wholesome nutrients, including healthy carbohydrates, fats, and protein, as well as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and fiber. It offers an abundance of health benefits for the whole family. TYPE: Salad, Side, Snack PREP TIME: < 10 mins (+pre-soaking of cashews) SERVINGS: makes about 3 cups of salad (2…
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    Weighty Matters

  • Maybe You Could Use Some New Prescription Strength Nature™

    4 Sep 2015 | 2:30 am
    Thanks to Adri Baltadjian for sending along today's Funny Friday video that asks you to ask your doctor if Nature is right for you.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesAmerican Kids Try Global School LunchesCountry Hip Hop the New Dance CrazeArtisanal Water - the Next Big Thing 
  • Serena Williams Joins Long List of Pro Athletes Shilling for Sugar Water

    3 Sep 2015 | 2:30 am
    In 2015, Serena Williams' net worth was estimated at $145 million, coming in part from a 5 year, $40 million endorsement deal with Nike. Part also clearly comes from her comfort in promoting Pepsi and Gatorade to children and adolescents. In May 2015, Williams was named the face of the Pepsi Challenge relaunch, and just this week, a raft of new advertisements featuring her rise to stardom has been launched by Gatorade. While it may not be reasonable to expect professional athletes, musicians, and actors to turn down millions of dollars in unhealthy endorsements simply because it's the right…
  • An Interesting Twist to the Epigenetic Theory of Obesity (in Rats)

    2 Sep 2015 | 2:30 am
    I found this study to be fascinating, but first and foremost, it's a rat study, so it may not extend at all to people. That said, the study looked at three successive generations of rats following the original parents' generation's switch to a purposefully obesogenic diet where the diet/environment was kept constant for each successive generation. The thinking was, as per prior research, altering the original parents' environment would lead to offspring more likely to have obesity by way of something called "epigenetic inheritance". The question the researchers had was whether or not that…
  • Two Can Dine for $14.99? Please. Six Can Dine for $14.47.

    1 Sep 2015 | 2:30 am
    Really? "Two Can Dine for $14.99" as incentive to eat at Swiss Chalet? And for just 2 quarter chicken dinners (quarter chicken plus french fries)? Looking at my local online flyers, $10 will buy 6 quarter chickens (or a 3lb whole chicken) and $4.47 will buy 3lbs of potatoes. So if you spend the few minutes it would take you to roast the chicken yourself, 6 can dine for $14.47 (or 2 for $4.82). (And if you want to buy whole chickens and roast them up the effort, as evidenced by this simple recipe, is minimal.)         
  • Guest Post: Lifetime Peak Weight and the Risks of Obesity

    31 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    Today's guest post comes from Dr. Andrew Stokes. Stokes' research interests centre around the question of whether or not the data around obesity is in fact all wrong - could excess weight in fact be healthful and protective? Certainly there are those who think so and while I readily agree that when it comes to individuals scales can't measure the presence or absence of health and that healthful lifestyles markedly mitigate the risks associated with weight, Stokes thinks he may understand why it is that there's debate when it comes to populations and the data sometimes referred to as the…
 
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • How Spending Time with Family During Labor Day Affects Your Health

    Kaitlyn Thompson
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:07 am
    Display Title:  How Spending Time with Family During Labor Day Affects Your Health Subtitle:  Spending time with your loved ones on holidays like Labor Day is not only is enjoyable, but can improve your health. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Learn More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/relationships-amp-family/content/how-spending-time-famil... Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • What is a Hot Flash?

    Erin Kennedy
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Display Title:  What is a Hot Flash? Subtitle:  If you are somewhere between the ages of 40 to 50, chances are you’ve experienced at least one hot flash in your life. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/menopause/content/what-hot-flash Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Hot Flashes? You have options, including a non-hormonal alternative.

    Erin Kennedy
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:22 am
    Display Title:  Hot Flashes? You have options, including a non-hormonal alternative. Subtitle:  Here are five ways to beat the heat of hot flashes during menopause. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Learn More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/providers/article/changing-things-big-change Align:  left Weight:  -8 Text Color:  Black
  • The Impact of Stress on Hormone Imbalance

    Erin Kennedy
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    Stress – everyone experiences it in some form or another every day. Even on that much-anticipated resort vacation, your mind is whirring with the endless to-dos that await back home. Image:  URL:  Learn More Associated Editorial:  Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Block Weight:  -3 Two Columns:  Yes read more
  • 8 Nutrition Hacks for Headaches

    Nutrition Sheila
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    Nothing drains the life out of your day quite like being knocked down with a headache. Slide Title:  <strong>1) Drink plenty of water</strong> Image:  Image Caption:  Design Pics/PhotoSpin Image Text:  Often the first step to take when tackling a headache is to sit down and drink a glass of water or two. Even mild dehydration can cause a headache. Severe dehydration or chronically being dehydrated can significant and reoccurring headaches. Make sure to get 8 cups a day minimum. High temperatures, altitudes and physical activity increase your need for fluids.
 
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    Journal of Hospital Medicine

  • In reference to “The effect of hospitalist continuity on adverse events”

    Ben Kerman
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:17 pm
  • Improving transitions of care for patients on warfarin: The safe transitions anticoagulation report

    Andrew S. Dunn, Avniel Shetreat-Klein, Jeremy Berman, Hyung J. Cho, Laura Stein, Chenelle Lewis, Sharla Hamilton, Simon To, Paul Francaviglia, Joseph Kannry
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Adverse drug events are common during the transition period after hospitalization, and anticoagulants are among the medication classes for which the incidence is highest. We aimed to develop a concise report to improve the timeliness of international normalized ratio (INR) testing and quality of warfarin management posthospitalization. We developed the Safe Transitions Anticoagulation Report (STAR), which contains essential information on anticoagulation and is embedded in the discharge summary, and implemented the report and associated workflow in a tertiary care hospital within an…
  • The authors reply “The effect of hospitalist continuity on adverse events”

    Kevin J. O'Leary, Jonathan Turner, Nicholas Christensen, Madeleine Ma, Jungwha Lee, Mark V. Williams, Luke O. Hansen
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:17 pm
  • Refractory primary medication nonadherence: Prevalence and predictors after pharmacist counseling at hospital discharge

    Kathleene Wooldridge, Jeffrey L. Schnipper, Kathryn Goggins, Robert S. Dittus, Sunil Kripalani
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Successful secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease relies on medication therapy; thus, minimizing nonadherence is a focus for improving patient outcomes. Receipt of discharge medication counseling has been associated with improved drug knowledge and adherence. We evaluated the prevalence and predictors of postdischarge primary nonadherence (not filling new prescriptions) in patients who received discharge medication counseling by a pharmacist (ie, refractory to intervention) as part of a randomized controlled trial. Of 341 patients, 9.4% of patients did not fill all prescriptions after…
  • Patient financial responsibility for observation care

    Shreya Kangovi, Susannah G. Cafardi, Robyn A. Smith, Raina Kulkarni, David Grande
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:58 am
    BACKGROUNDAs observation care grows, Medicare beneficiaries are increasingly likely to revisit observation care instead of being readmitted. This trend has potential financial implications for Medicare beneficiaries because observation care—although typically hospital based—is classified as an outpatient service. Beneficiaries who are readmitted pay the inpatient deductible only once per benefit period. In contrast, beneficiaries who have multiple care episodes under observations status are subject to coinsurance at every stay and could accrue higher cumulative costs. OBJECTIVESWe were…
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    The American Journal of Medicine

  • Title Page

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
  • CME Information

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Effective treatment with antidepressants is currently limited by factors that affect treatment compliance, including delay in onset of therapeutic effects and, often, intolerable side-effects. Recent data suggest that use of antidepressant combinations with different mechanisms of action may be a better first-line strategy prior to augmentation with other drug classes. The rationale for this approach is that combining multiple pharmacological actions affecting multiple monoamine targets produces greater efficacy.
  • Table of Contents

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
  • Major Depressive Disorder: Understanding the Significance of Residual Symptoms and Balancing Efficacy with Tolerability

    Larry Culpepper, Philip R. Muskin, Stephen M. Stahl
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Major depressive disorder is a complex and frequent psychiatric condition that poses significant challenges to both the patients who experience it and the physicians who treat them. The goal of therapy is for patients to achieve remission, which requires identifying and measuring symptoms at the outset and throughout treatment to document both response and resistance to treatment. A number of validated instruments are available both for diagnosis of and response to treatment. Many factors affect a patient's ability to achieve remission, but although many patients do achieve remission, a…
  • Characteristics of the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Workforce

    Michael J. Donnelly, Sarah C. Thornton, Carrie L. Radabaugh, Allen R. Friedland, J. Thomas Cross, Holly S. Ruch-Ross
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Combined internal medicine-pediatrics (med-peds) residency provides training in both fields and has permitted dual certification since 1967. This training affords myriad practice options, including outpatient primary care, hospitalist work, and administrative careers. Dual subspecialty training opportunities also exist. Med-peds residency slots have accounted for approximately 1.5% of the total residency match for the last several years, according to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and med-peds residents account for about 5.0% of internal medicine residency graduates and 12.4%…
 
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    European Journal of Internal Medicine

  • Do statins prevent Alzheimer's disease? A narrative review

    Homayoun L. Daneschvar, Mark D. Aronson, Gerald W. Smetana
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia and occurs commonly in patients 65 and older. There is an urgent need to find an effective management that could help prevent or at least slow down the progress of this major public health problem. Cholesterol related pathways might play a role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. Treatment with 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors (statins) has been suggested to promote the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Approvals of drugs with uncertain benefit–risk profiles in Europe

    Rita Banzi, Chiara Gerardi, Vittorio Bertele', Silvio Garattini
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This paper examines conditional approvals that allow the marketing of medicines with unsettled benefit–risk profiles in the European Union.
  • Under-detection of delirium and impact of neurocognitive deficits on in-hospital mortality among acute geriatric and medical wards

    G. Bellelli, A. Nobili, G. Annoni, A. Morandi, C.D. Djade, D.J. Meagher, A.M.J. Maclullich, D. Davis, A. Mazzone, M. Tettamanti, P.M. Mannucci, REPOSI (REgistro POliterapie SIMI) Investigators
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Delirium is a neuropsychiatric disorder, triggered by medical precipitants causes. Study aims were to describe the prevalence and impact on in-hospital mortality of delirium identified through ICD-9 codes as well as evidence of neurocognitive deficits demonstrated in a population of older patients admitted to acute medical wards.
  • Medical teleconsultation to general practitioners reduces the medical error vulnerability of internal medicine patients

    Nando Campanella, Pierpaolo Morosini, Guido Sampaolo, Vania Catozzo, Andrea Caso, Maurizio Ferretti, Moreno Giovagnoli, Mariangela Torniai, Ettore Antico
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    e-Health strategies are supposed to improve the performance of national health systems. Medical teleconsultation (MT) is an important component of such e-Health strategies.
  • The issue of dual infection with m.tuberculosis and non-mycobacterial pathogens

    Oscar M.P. Jolobe
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In order to address more fully the mortality rate associated with pneumonia in the elderly, attention should be paid, not only to adherence to guidelines [1], but, also to the misdiagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) as CAP [2]. Misdiagnosis is, according to one view, attributable to the fact that “rigid adherence to guidelines tends to quickly categorise patients as CAP, after which a treatment algorithm is followed that covers common bacterial and non bacterial organisms” [2]. This might be especially the case, not only when PTB presents as an acute illness [2], but also when there…
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    Everyone's Medical Blog Posts - DoctorsHangout.com

  • Demystifying Adult Acne Myths

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:02 am
    ADULT HEALTH – Teenagers aren’t the only ones who wake up with embarrassing pimples. Although acne has long been associated with the braces and greasy skin phase, it’s a common problem for adults too. But that doesn’t mean you need to hide your face! We break down the causes of adult acne, ways to prevent it, and how to treat it to get a clear complexion. What It Is Similar to teenage acne, pimples form from blocked pores that allow bacteria and dirt to build up. But acne later in life may show up in different places: Instead of the T-zone (forehead and nose), blemishes may appear on…
  • Penis Size: Researchers Provide the Long and Short of it

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:56 am
    ParisFrance – What is an “average” size for a penis? The enduring question now has a scientific answer: 13.12 centimetres (5.16 inches) in length when erect, and 11.66 cm around, according to an analysis of more than 15,000 appendages around the world. In a flaccid state, it found, the penis of the average Joe is all of 9.16 cm in length and has a girth of 9.31 cm. The numbers should help “reassure the large majority of men that the size of their penis is in the normal range,” said British researchers who had assembled data from studies where participants had their member measured…
  • Drinking Coffee Could Prevent Colon Cancer’s Return: Study

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:53 am
    Miami, United States – Drinking four or more cups of caffeinated coffee daily may significantly reduce the chance that colon cancer will return in patients who were diagnosed with stage III of the disease, a study said. The study involved about 1,000 patients, all of whom had undergone surgery and chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer. Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Center in Boston found that the greatest benefit was seen in those who drank four or more cups of coffee a day, for about 460 milligrams of caffeine. “These patients were 42 percent less likely to have their cancer…
  • US Approves First Drug to Boost Women’s Sex Drive

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:51 am
    Washington, United States – US regulators approved Tuesday the first drug designed to boost women’s sex drive, a pill that has been nicknamed the “female Viagra” but is known by the trade name Addyi. Also known as flibanserin, the drug is made by Sprout Pharmaceuticals in North Carolina and is aimed at premenopausal women who have lost interest in sex. “Today’s approval provides women distressed by their low sexual desire with an approved treatment option,” said Janet Woodcock, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. The FDA…
  • Eye Drop Gives Hope for Knifeless Cataract Cure: Study

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:47 am
    Paris, France – An eye drop tested on dogs suggests that cataracts, the most common cause of blindness in humans, could one day be cured without surgery, a study said. A naturally-occurring molecule called lanosterol, administered with an eye dropper, shrank canine cataracts, a team of scientists reported in Nature. Currently the only treatment available for the debilitating growths, which affect tens of millions of people worldwide, is going under the knife. While surgery is generally simple and safe, the number of people who need it is set to double in the next 20 years as populations…
 
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    GruntDoc

  • When healthcare is literally legislated

    GruntDoc
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Hint: it’s not good. A terrific article from Weingart and Faust. … If the drafted CMS measure goes into effect, we are hosed. Because data will be collected retrospectively, hundreds of patients will be deemed severe sepsis who were never actually sick. Government organizations do not invent this stuff. Behind every measure there is, somewhere, a group of physicians that made it happen. Just as medical malpractice would not exist without plaintiff witnesses, these measures would not exist without us. Let’s fight back before it is too late. Hint: it’s too late. Enjoy…
  • Dragonfly

    GruntDoc
    15 Aug 2015 | 3:34 pm
    I’m not a book reviewer but when I read one I want to share I’ll tell you about it.  This is one for a small audience, those who are space junkies who don’t know a ton about the U.S. Mir space missions. It’s very well written and well sourced, the author having gotten a lot of access to NASA and Mir astronauts  and the myriad people who support them.  I’m told by a friend who’s briefly mentioned in the book that the author began as a rah-rah angle but soured on NASA and that probably explains the more than warts and all presentation.
  • Nursing Homes are restarting the ‘don’t send the MAR’ game

    GruntDoc
    15 Aug 2015 | 12:33 am
    For a primer, from 2007, here. Another patient, another absent MAR (if you don’t know that acronym, you didn’t read the lead in article!). Usually they send when we call, but not recently. Here’s an amalgamation of some cases: Calls are made by the nurses at my behest. The MAR Will Not be Sent. Per nursing, whom I work with daily and trust implicitly, here are the objections proffered: 1) It’s illegal to send our signatures Really? No, it’s not. 2) It’s our policy not to send MAR’s Good luck with that policy. It’s going to get you in trouble. 3)…
  • How teleconferences really go

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

    GruntDoc
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    Really good video! No related posts.
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    Health & Fitness - Los Angeles Times

  • Orangetheory Fitness aims to push exercisers into the zone

    Mary MacVean
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Orangetheory Fitness studio is - as you won't be surprised to learn - decorated orange. But the name applies to the high-tech workout system the chain of studios uses. During class, each student wears a heart monitor and has a spot on a screen indicating how intense the workout is; of the five...
  • Photos: The hottest L.A. trend in fashion? Fitness clothing

    Ingrid Schmidt
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Athleisure attire has long defined the L.A. woman's uniform, dating to 2001 when Madonna helped put Juicy Couture's fitted track suits on the map as street wear, and today is an integral part of wardrobes from coast to coast. According to retail analyst the NPD Group, women's activewear sales grew...
  • 'Dog Whisperer' star Cesar Millan gets dogs -- and himself -- moving

    Roy Wallack
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:15 am
    Exercise, discipline, affection - in that order. That's the prescription for a healthy, happy canine, according to Cesar Millan, who rocketed to fame after an L.A. Times photographer caught him rollerblading with 30 dogs in 2002. The photo and story led to "The Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan,"...
  • BlacklistLA is a running group that runs for the love of L.A. street art -- and L.A.

    Mary MacVean
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:33 am
    Around 11 one Monday night, as a couple hundred of us ran down the Venice boardwalk, a guy who was hanging out yelled, "Why are you all running?" Why indeed. Runners - aren't they the early risers who log five miles before they go to work in the morning? Follow #blacklistLA on Instagram, and you'll...
  • Why 'Sex and the City' author Candace Bushnell wrote her new book -- 'Killing Monica' -- standing up

    Alene Dawson
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:20 pm
    "Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell, in L.A. to promote her book "Killing Monica" (which she swears isn't about Carrie Bradshaw), shares tips for physical and mental fitness that help keep her away from the chaos and ahead of the pack.
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • Good Healthy Breakfast Ideas

    Angie
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    September is Better Breakfast Month. I really love breakfast although I wait a while before I have mine. I wake up, have my coffee and then breakfast. Here are some good healthy breakfast ideas for you to try this month. Do you love any of these as much as I do? Overnight Oats  Overnight oats are […] The post Good Healthy Breakfast Ideas appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • My September 2015 Health Goals

    Angie
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:38 pm
    How did you do in the 31 Day Fit Better Healthy Living Challenge last month? I didn’t even come close to the health goals I had set for myself. It’s a new month so I hope for the best. I have to work harder this month that is for sure. I want to go back […] The post My September 2015 Health Goals appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • BHL Challenge Week 4: Health & Self Care Challenge

    Angie
    22 Aug 2015 | 9:25 am
    Week 4: Health & Self Care Challenge This week we’ll focus on taking time out for ourselves. My personal goal is to focus on less screen time, getting more sleep, spending time outdoors, creativity and read more. You might explore essential oils, start coloring, or get organized. All of these things seem to make ME feel […] The post BHL Challenge Week 4: Health & Self Care Challenge appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • BHL Challenge Week 3: Arms and Abs Workouts

    Angie
    15 Aug 2015 | 10:07 am
    Week 3: ABSolutely Awesome Abs & Arms This week my goal is to add arms and abs workouts to my exercises. Whether it be sit ups, planks or crunches, I want to start adding it to my daily fitness. It’s been a while since I could do anything with my arms because I had hurt […] The post BHL Challenge Week 3: Arms and Abs Workouts appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • BHL Challenge Week 2: Family Workouts

    Angie
    8 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Week 2: Get Fit with Family Workouts It’s week two of the Better Healthy Living Challenge 2015. Hopefully you enjoyed week 1 and keeping an exercise log and weight loss tracking. This week we’ll focus on getting fit with family workouts. I really enjoy working out alone most of the time but it’s fun to […] The post BHL Challenge Week 2: Family Workouts appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
 
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    EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health

  • Highly effective seasickness treatment on the horizon

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Imperial College London) The misery of motion sickness could be ended within five to 10 years thanks to a new treatment being developed by scientists.
  • UTIA professors help launch new online wildlife disease reporting system

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) Researchers with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture were instrumental in creating a new online portal for scientists studying a disease that is threatening the global populations of amphibians, reptiles and fish. The new portal is called the Global Ranavirus Reporting System. Ranaviruses are emerging pathogens capable of causing systemic hemorrhaging in amphibians, reptiles and fish that has been characterized as the 'Ebola of ectothermic vertebrate species.'
  • Supervised tooth brushing and fluoride varnish schemes benefit kids and the health economy

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Plymouth) Action to prevent tooth decay in children, such as supervised tooth brushing and fluoride varnish schemes, are not just beneficial to children's oral health but could also result in cost savings to the NHS of hundreds of pounds per child, so says a leading dental health researcher.
  • Stop and smell the volatile organic compounds (video)

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (American Chemical Society) Is there anything better than a bouquet of fresh flowers? Well, as it turns out, you're not the only one who likes the smell of posies -- some flowers use their aroma to attract pollinators. Find out how airborne volatile organic compounds give petunias, roses and the notoriously stinky 'corpse flower' their characteristic aromas in the latest Speaking of Chemistry.
  • Researchers show effectiveness of non-surgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Boston University Medical Center) Patients with spinal stenosis experienced good short term benefit, lasting from weeks to months, after receiving epidural steroid injections. These findings, which appear in a letter in the journal Pain Medicine, contradict a previously published New England Journal Medicine study that found epidural steroid injections were not helpful in spinal stenosis cases.
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    BestHealth Mag

  • Do You Fear Being Without Your Phone?

    mgreer
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:01 am
    Photo Credits:  iStock.com
  • Fall Beauty Refresh: Products You Need, Now

    mgreer
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Jen Masseau Short Description:  A change in seasons calls for a beauty refresh. Here are the products to shelve, and the ones to swap in Slide Title:  Seasonal beauty refresh Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  With the seasonal shift of summer to fall, now is a good time to give your beauty routine a revamp. As summer’s heat and humidity make way for autumn’s cooler, dryer air, your skin and hair may need a bit of help adjusting the change in weather, and of course, a style refresh to welcome the…
  • Nutrition Trend: Is Teff the Next Super Grain?

    mgreer
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:04 pm
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  • The Hottest Denim Trends for Fall

    mgreer
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:52 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  Produced by Ingrie Williams Photo Credits:  Photography by Geneviéve Charbonneau Short Description:  With its ability to be incredibly ladylike, totally relaxed and everything in between, our affection for denim runs deep. This fall, there are lots of ways to make it look new, whether in an updated silhouette or mixed with on-trend essentials Slide Title:  The Darkest Wash Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  Understated yet eye-catching, denim in the darkest wash takes the classic trench in a whole…
  • TIFF 2015: Glam Celebrity Beauty for Every Age

    mgreer
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:10 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Megan Kirkwood Short Description:  The best part of the Toronto International Film Festival? Spotting our favourite A-listers in their laid-back version of red-carpet glam. Here’s how to copy the celebrity look Slide Title:  Reese Witherspoon Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  If you're in your 30s, try bright matte lipstick on smooth primed lips, as seen on Reese Witherspoon. “Matte lipstick emphasizes all the imperfections of the lips – dryness, cracks, peeling skin – so prepping your lips is…
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    Association of Health Care Journalists

  • Obama’s Alaska trip highlights health, too

    Susan Heavey
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:17 am
    Photo: Gulkana WSR via photopin (license)Alaska’s dramatic landscape, seen here at Gulkana River, a popular sportfishing river known for its salmon and other fish. President Barack Obama’s trip to Alaska this week is aimed at highlighting climate change and the environment, but his health care overhaul has turned up in the news, too. This particular story by Alaska Public Media’s Annie Feidt paints the Alaskan health landscape in full relief, profiling the state’s top health official amid wrangling over the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, or so-called Obamacare.
  • Two takes on measuring the effectiveness of research institute

    Joanne Kenen
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:55 am
    Photo: Curtis Perry via Flickr Fred Schulte of the Center for Public Integrity took a look at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Created by the Affordable Care Act, it’s supposed to spend $3.5 billion by the end of the decade to fund research to figure out what medical treatments work, or don’t work. That would be useful information as we try to figure out how to tame the nation’s $3 trillion health care bill. [Note: PCORI helps fund some of AHCJ’s health journalism training programs. See more at the bottom of this post.] But is PCORI working? Schulte writes:…
  • Study attempts policy point by detailing cancer rates by congressional district

    Susan Heavey
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:23 am
    Vintage Postcard Capitol, “Washington D. C. “ via photopin (license)The East Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, seen here in a vintage post card. A lot has been said lately about the geography of health, with maps citing longevity by ZIP code, and other health risks such as smoking or obesity broken down by states, counties and other typical boundaries. But rarely do you see it cancer mapped by congressional district. It’s a project the American Cancer Society recently took on. The research and advocacy group recently released a report looking at cancer rates across the…
  • Report shows lack of competition among Medicare Advantage plans

    Joseph Burns
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:50 am
    Source: B. Biles, G. Casillas, and S. Guterman, “Competition Among Medicare’s Private Health Plans: Does It Really Exist?” The Commonwealth Fund, August 2015.Click to enlarge. Anyone examining health insurance competition should look closely at a new report from the Commonwealth Fund, which indicates competition among Medicare Advantage (MA) plans is so rare that only one county studied is considered to not have a highly concentrated MA market. After reviewing enrollment data in all U.S. counties with at least 10 residents enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, the report, “Competition…
  • AHCJ members: New jobs, fellowships, publications and more

    Pia Christensen
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:17 am
    The latest report on AHCJ members’ awards, fellowships, job changes and other news includes Alia Bucciarelli, Katy Butler, Massimo Cecaro, Jaclyn Cosgrove, Catherine Dold , Randy Dotinga , Susan Heavey, Harriet Hodgson, Bonny McClain, Brett Norman, Ivan Oransky, Karen Rider and Megan Scudellari. Freelance writer Alia Bucciarelli’s (@aliabucci) book, “Alzheimer’s Disease,” has been published by Mercury Learning and Information. Veteran journalist Katy Butler (@KatyButlerHeart) has been awarded a one-month writing residency in November at Yaddo, the writer’s colony in…
 
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    Lifescript

  • Do Shorter Legs Mean Higher Diabetes Risk?

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffA person's height and leg length may be associated with their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a surprising study published in the journal Diabetes Care. The study was conducted by Johns Hopkins University researchers. The study's authors surveyed more than 7,000 male and female adult patients ranging in age from 40-74.Among all patients, height and leg-to-height ratio were significantly correlated with diabetes risk. Shorter patients and those patients with disproportionately shorter legs were nearly 20% more likely to be diagnosed with type…
  • The ‘Boomer Disease’

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Provided by the National Institutes of HealthVarious types of viral hepatitis have their own risk factors, transmission methods and treatments. Find out the facts about hepatitis A, B, C, D and E... What is viral hepatitis? Viral hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. Several different viruses, called hepatitis A, B, C, D and E, can lead to the disease. All these viruses cause acute, or short-term, hepatitis. The hepatitis B, C and D viruses can also cause chronic hepatitis, in which the infection is prolonged, sometimes lifelong. Chronic hepatitis can lead to cirrhosis…
  • How to End Period Pain

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Linda Wasmer Andrews, Special to LifescriptEndometriosis causes pain and sometimes infertility for at least 5.5 million American women. But an accurate diagnosis and relief can be hard to come by. A top doctor explains why, and answers key questions about this often-misunderstood disorder... You’ve struggled with heavy periods and pelvic pain for years. And you haven’t been able to get pregnant. Doctors have treated you for a variety of conditions but can’t ease your discomfort or aid fertility. Finally, you’re diagnosed with endometriosis. This story…
  • Q&A - Which Sugar Substitute Is Right for You?

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Julian Whitaker, M.D., Lifescript Alternative Medicine ExpertQ: I’ve been told to stop eating sugar, but I'm allergic to all of the sugar substitutes that I’ve tried. They cause sores in my mouth. What can I do? -D.T. A: Hi D.T., I’m not sure which sugar substitutes you’ve tried, but I only recommend the natural sweeteners listed below. They’re generally better tolerated than their artificial counterparts. Stevia, which is extracted from a plant native to South America, is a popular sweetener. It’s calorie-free and doesn’t affect blood sugar…
  • 8 Easy Ways to Build Strong Bones

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Ellen Baskin, Special to Lifescript No matter what your age, it’s never too early – or late – to build stronger bones. In fact, making smart choices now can lower your risk of osteoporosis. Lifestyle changes like quitting smoking and limiting coffee help; so does eating certain foods. Read on for 5 more expert tips... If you smoke, drink soda and skip workouts, you could be increasing your osteoporosis risk without even knowing it.“Younger women should realize that lifestyle choices they’re making now could affect future bone health,” says Judi Chervenak, M.D., a gynecologist…
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  • Heart Drug Boosts Ovarian Cancer Survival Rate

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerEvery once in a while, a study comes along that is completely unexpected. A recent one on a common heart medication and its effects on ovarian cancer is just such a study. Read on to learn what’s so surprising… Patients with ovarian cancer who were taking beta blockers to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and other heart disorders experienced a much higher survival rate compared to those not using the drug, according to a study by MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. How does a medication that mostly affects the…
  • Telemedicine: Medical Advice a Click Away

    24 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerNeed to a see a doctor but your time is limited? Now you can check in from home or the office – medical advice is just a click away… It was inevitable. For many, arranging to see a doctor is time-consuming. Even with the availability of urgent-care centers, fast-track ERs and pharmacy-based clinics, piling into the car, signing in and awaiting your turn can take up the better part of an afternoon or evening. Sometimes you just want a quick consult, a medication refill or simple reassurance. Enter telemedicine, which is…
  • MIND Diet May Slow Cognitive Decline in Elderly

    17 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerCombine the popular DASH and Mediterranean diets and you get the super-healthy MIND diet. Find out what’s special about it and which foods you can eat… The MIND diet, developed by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, may slow cognitive decline in older adults. Elderly participants in a study who closely followed the diet over a several year interval registered 7-1/2 years younger on cognitive tests compared with those who were less strict following the diet. MIND diet, short for…
  • Does Cell Phone Use Cause Cancer?

    10 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical Officer Questions about whether cell phone use causes brain cancer have swirled practically since the devices hit the market. Find out what the latest studies reveal… Recent headlines trumpet new evidence that cell phones are linked to cancer. Should you be worried? Behind the media buzz was an analysis of 100 previous studies that claimed mobile phones are linked to cancer and other disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, headaches and skin irritation. The study authors claim that radiation from wireless devices such as phones and…
  • Does Posting Calorie Count on Restaurant Menus Help People Eat Better?

    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, Lifescript Chief Medical Officer Do you look at calorie counts on chain-restaurant menus? If so, do they influence your food choices? Initial studies provide insight into the effect of menu calorie counting on consumers. You might be surprised by the results… The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that many chain restaurants post the calorie count of their menu items. The idea behind the regulations is to allow consumers to make “informed and healthy dietary choices,” according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and presumably eat fewer calories.
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala

  • Is food the safest and most powerful form of medicine?

    Dr. Ayala
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:35 am
    The diet industry generates revenue of 60 billion a year, despite its disappointing long-term success rates. Many resort to medications in order to lower the risk for heart disease and other chronic illnesses, seduced by pharmacotherapy’s alluring commercials and the promise of instant results. Meanwhile are we ignoring a proven method to reduce the risk of heart disease?
  • Obesity isn't an exercise problem: you can't outrun the fork

    Dr. Ayala
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:12 am
    Yoni Freedhoff MD, one of Canada’s most outspoken obesity experts, shows why exercise -- while super critical to good health -- is a futile tool for weight loss.
  • "Whole grain" on food labels may not mean what you think it does

    Dr. Ayala
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:17 am
    Whole grains are gaining ground, and ‘whole grain’ is one of the hottest selling health claims. The USDA’s 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommend that at least half of daily grains be whole, and school lunch programs are required to serve half of the grains offered during the school week as whole ones.
  • Double pea bruschetta

    Dr. Ayala
    6 Aug 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Grilled rustic bread is topped with the green flavors of the garden in this double take on peas: a lightly garlic-scented pea pesto spread, garnished with caramelized sugar snap peas. Try it as an appetizer or a light lunch, served with a small salad.
  • Can we train our brain to dislike the food we crave?

    Dr. Ayala
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:47 am
    If ice cream were associated with filth, disease and desolation, rather than with long summer days, azure beaches and beautiful, fit, thin, sun-kissed people would we overcome our sweet tooth and like it just a little less? That’s exactly what a new study tried to find out.
 
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    Healthier Talk

  • Protect Your Health From The AGEs

    Dr. Michael Cutler
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:03 am
    It’s true that your body needs sugar. But excess sugar is causing a real problem in the form of Advanced Glycation End-products, or AGEs for short. AGEs are the mutant molecules formed when rogue sugar molecules attach themselves to healthy proteins, lipids or various types of cells and tissues in your body. These AGEs can secretly accumulate in your body under your immune system’s radar, rob your healthy cells of essential nutrients and cause any number of health problems… Hardened eye lenses leading to cloudy vision Stiff, inflexible arteries making blood flow difficult…
  • Natural Technique Whips Chemo Side Effects

    Christine O'Brien
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    Despite the many alternative natural options in the fight against cancer, many people still choose the mainstream route. And that’s going to be the case for a long time, considering the way the mainstream shuns natural medicine. But it’s no secret that chemotherapy leaves the body ravaged. For people who choose chemo, the new challenge becomes how to keep the side effects to a minimum–which often means MORE drugs and MORE side effects. There are natural and alternative treatments for nearly all of the side effects associated with chemo (you can find many in the online…
  • Bring Your Prostate Down to Size

    Dr. David Blyweiss
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    One of the top complaints I hear from most of the men over 60 who come into my office is how often they need to go to the bathroom. It turns out that, more often than not, they are beating a path to the nearest restroom because of an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It’s a good thing they come and see me. While BPH doesn’t lead to prostate cancer, ignoring the problem could trigger other problems. As your prostate grows, it acts like a clamp on your urethra. As the urethra is progressively “strangled” by a growing prostate, urine…
  • Taking This If You’re Over 65 Could Kill You!

    Dr. Allan Spreen
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
      If you’re over 65, don’t tell your doctor that you’re feeling a little run down. You’ll walk out of his office with a prescription for a common drug you probably think is harmless. But studies show these drugs don’t work any better than a placebo. Plus — they’re far more dangerous. In fact, if you’re over 65, taking one just might kill you! And here’s what else you need to know before going to your doc for help… One type of this common pill is much more dangerous than all the rest! If you take it, you run a much greater risk…
  • This Farmer Destroys Pro-GMO Argument

    iHealthTube
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:21 am
    Farmer Howard Vlieger has been practicing and studying agriculture for decades. In this short interview he explains why the pro-GMO argument is wrong on a number of levels – from taste and nutrition to sustainability of crops.  
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    mobihealthnews

  • BrainScope raises $2.5M for concussion assessment wearable and app

    Aditi Pai
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Bethesda, Maryland-based BrainScope, which has developed mobile, non-invasive devices that help medical professionals assess Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), raised $2.5 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $6.2 million to date. BrainScope currently offers two traumatic brain injury assessment devices. The first, Ahead 100, was cleared in November 2014. The other, Ahead […]
  • Runtastic launches Moment, an activity-tracking analog watch

    Jonah Comstock
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    Runtastic, the Austrian fitness app company that was recently acquired by Adidas, announced its second wearable fitness tracker, the Runtastic Moment. The Moment, which has both a watch and fitness tracking capabilities, is a follow-up to the Runtastic Orbit wearable launched last summer. “Over the past few years, we have seen the majority of players in the […]
  • Google’s iOS Android Wear app doesn’t sync with HealthKit, sends data to Google Fit instead

    Aditi Pai
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Soon after Google announced that it released an iOS app, called Android Wear, which allows users to connect certain Android Wear smartwatches with iPhones, a report from Buzzfeed found that fitness data from these devices would not be shareable via HealthKit with Apple’s Health app. Instead, the app will send the information back to Google Fit. The report also noted that users who […]
  • Seven new wearables, health tracking devices from Sony, Samsung, and more

    Jonah Comstock
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:31 pm
    It’s been a busy week for wearables and other digital health and fitness devices, with a plethora of announcements from major consumer electronics players. Sony, Samsung, and Huawei have all unveiled their next generation smartwatches or fitness trackers, as has GPS device maker TomTom. Smart thermometer company Kinsa began crowdfunding its second product, and Withings announced a new […]
  • Report: Johns Hopkins to tap Apple Watch, ResearchKit for epilepsy study

    Jonah Comstock
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:05 am
    Johns Hopkins University is preparing to launch the first Apple ResearchKit study to incorporate the Apple Watch as a data collection device, according to a report from Apple Insider. Johns Hopkins declined to comment at this time. The study will be designed to help Johns Hopkins researchers learn more about epilepsy, according to the report. […]
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • Abs are Made in the Kitchen: Clean Eating vs. Strength Training

    Kelly
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:16 am
    People are finally starting to understand that strength training – not cardio – is the best way to build the shape and definition you want. Hurray! So many hours on the elliptical, saved! Well, now we’re here to tell you that nutrition is even more important than strength training when it comes to seeing results. [...]
  • Fabulous Adventure Vacations with Just Enough R&R

    Pamela
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    There are three kinds of people in the world: those who take a vacation to totally relax. They go to place like Hawaii and Mexico to stay at an all inclusive resort to golf or spend time in the spa. A vacation is a way to get away from the world. Then there are those [...]
  • The Perfect Sports Bra Fit: What the Experts Say for Any Size

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

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

    Brandi Koskie
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Last summer I spent a month in Savannah, Georgia, a true American gem that should be on your must-visit list. Aside from soaking up all the history, playing at the beach, and hitting up all the Forrest Gump tourist spots, one of the highlights was attenidng the fifth annual Fitbloggin’ conference. If you’ve never been, [...]
 
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  • Exciting 30-Day Coaching News

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:02 am
    This is the most exciting news ever in the history of Turbulence Training! On Tuesday, September 8th, we're having a BIG event...something that's never been done before in the fitness industry. We're going to give you everything you need to make a Quantum Leap in your physical transformation. You'll get 6 months of
  • The new ETR Hour of Power

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:53 am
    Woke up with some lingering tightness in rear deltoids and rotator cuff area, but really wanted to do a push-pull workout. I spent some extra time in warm-up and stretching and got good to go for a 5am hotel gym workout here in Nashville. The hotel gym is ample in size, like the serving of brisket we had last night at Merchants, but much like the brisket did, it is lacking greatness.Still,
  • Nashville Nap and Meditation

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:54 am
    It was an extended travel day on Tuesday. It had been a while since my last significant delay, and yesterday, due to a mechanical issue, my flight was delayed three hours. I had a little nap on the plane and feel alright today, and I was well prepared with food and water for the airport. So I haven't fallen off track anywhere. So far in September, so CASS-Free. My S'Well water bottle is
  • 24th TT Transformation Contest Opens Today!

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:09 am
    Hey, just a quick reminder. Our latest Transformation Contest starts today, and it's FREE for you to enter. Not only that, but you can win $1000 cash just for losing weight and transforming your body. It's (pretty much) this simple. Take a before photo.Use my advice to lose fat and change your body for 12
  • 24th TT Transformation Kickoff For Craig and the ZCZ Challenge

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    It's official. The game is on. Mini-challenges accepted. Day 1 is here.Zero Coke Zeros. => ZCZ ChallengeNo plastic water bottles. Pause-Pullup Program kicked off. Current max is 10.And this week's 10pm "party time" finish line for Thursday and Friday. It's easy to stay up, I just don't like it cutting in to my 4am wakeups. But those will be sacrificed for a couple of days. Fortunately the sun
 
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    HealthBlawg :: David Harlow's Health Care Law Blog

  • Get Your HIPAA House in Order

    David Harlow
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:07 am
    Many covered entities and business associates would like to “shoot the tube” when it comes to HIPAA compliance — ride it out and hope for the best. As the federales have been saying for some time now, the day of reckoning is coming for more covered entities — and now for business associates, too. OCR is inching closer to conducting more HIPAA audits — including audits of business associates. We’ve seen signs of the next round of HIPAA audits brewing, and covered entities started receiving questionnaires this spring seeking in part to identify business…
  • Accountable Care Organizations: The Show So Far

    David Harlow
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:34 am
    The Medicare Shared Savings Program is intended to lower costs and improve quality. If program participants succeed in meeting these goals, they are able to share in the savings — calculated by comparison to expected Medicare FFS expenditures for the same population if folks were not enrolled in an ACO. Many program participants have complained that the criteria for being able to share in the savings were too tough. and the latest version of the MSSP (ACO) regulations adding some flexibility in that department were finalized earlier this year. (See my post on the proposed ACO…
  • Pan Mass Challenge 2015

    David Harlow
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:27 pm
    [View the story “Pan Mass Challenge 2015” on Storify] David Harlow The Harlow Group LLC Health Care Law and Consulting You should follow me on Twitter: @healthblawg                
  • The Operating System for Value-Based Care

    David Harlow
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    In my role as counsel to Flow Health, I sat down with Neil Versel at the MedCity ENGAGE 2015 patient engagement conference in Bethesda to discuss the current environment: Meaningful Use, interoperability and the Flow Health philosophy of creating an operating system for value-based care that enables collaboration among patients, caregivers, providers and payors, by creating a longitudinal health record of complete EHR data – and tools to interact with that record – in order to drive improvements in health, in health care and in the health care system. Here are some highlights from that…
  • Pan Mass Challenge 2015 – Please Support My Ride

    David Harlow
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:21 am
    It’s that time again – the Pan Mass Challenge is coming up the first weekend of August, and this will be my twelfth year as part of the PMC. Every year, riders along the 2-day, 200-mile route are part of a village on wheels that comes together to fight cancer.  The 5000+ riders, and the volunteer bike mechanics, massage therapists, folks who prepare and serve food and drink, folks who come out in droves to cheer us on, and say “Thanks for riding,” all join together in support of a cause.  We need your help to support this cause — the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer…
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  • Life Insurance Lost & Found (#LIAM15)

    4 Sep 2015 | 10:41 am
    September is Life Insurance Awareness Month (hence the #LIAM15 in the post title), and once again the kind folks at the Insurance Information Institute have some helpful advice on digging up old policies.And while you're thinking about life insurance, here's a timely video from the LIAM15 folks starring one of my favorite actors, Anthony Anderson, with a personal message on the value of life insurance:Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • How to Get Skinny Without Trying

    4 Sep 2015 | 5:34 am
    The march towards skinny health insurance networks continues. Anyone with half a brain knew the carriers would figure out ways to protect themselves from Obamacare and limited access to care was at the top of their list.Along with skinny drug formularies.Highmark Health said it would reduce its range of offerings on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, becoming the latest insurer to retrench amid steep financial losses.They will continue selling plans in all areas currently served, but .......“we will have less products in the market overall,” said David L. Holmberg, the company’s…
  • SSDD

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:15 pm
    And in other news, same stuff, different day.Highmark Health reported an operating loss of $171 million during the first six months of the year as losses soared for health plans sold in Affordable Care Act exchanges.  - Modern HealthcareBut they are not alone.West Penn Allegheny, now the Allegheny Health Network, also reported a $16 million loss during the first half of the year. The operating loss for the Allegheny Health Network for the same period a year ago was $12 million. And further south in the bayou state .....The Louisiana Department of Insurance has taken over…
  • LTCi Up North

    3 Sep 2015 | 6:42 am
    Seems that we Americans aren't the only ones with a long term care problem. Our Neighbors to the North© have their own challenges:"Three in five Canadians (63%) say their family is not in a good position (financially or otherwise) to care for older family members if they need long term health care, and it worries them greatly."The problem is that, much like their counterparts here in the US of A, there's a perception that, absent more government spending, senior care (especially custodial) is going to fall on adult children, spouses and/or other relatives. One solution, of course, is Long…
  • You bet your life (or something)

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:50 am
    It's been a while since we've discussed a certain variation on the "Stranger Owned Life Insurance" phenomenon. Last time we looked, the (dubious) folks at Life Partners were winding down their little scheme (or so it seemed, anyway), and there hasn't really been much news on that front.Regular readers may recall that the whole idea behind this concept is that a 3rd party buys a life insurance policy on or from a terminally-ill person, betting that the insured will die before too many premium payments have been made. There are more than a few variations on this tune, and it's in somewhat of a…
 
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  • Salesforce.com charges in to healthcare with Health Cloud — interview with CMO Joshua Newman

    dewe67
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:47 am
    Joshua Newman, MD –Salesforce’s Chief Medical Officer Salesforce.com announced its move into healthcare this week with Health Cloud, which aims to help providers manage patient relationships, not just patient records. I asked Joshua Newman, MD, MSHS, who is Salesforce’s Chief Medical Officer and GM of Healthcare and Life Sciences to comment in more detail. 1) I think of Salesforce as a platform for sales teams to manage their leads. But it sounds like you have gone beyond that. Please explain. Yes, that’s correct. We started in sales force automation (SFA) and are now…
  • Deloitte’s Harry Greenspun on the ‘bright future’ of connected care (podcast)

    dewe67
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:52 am
    https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/hbdew0038-david-williams-interviews-harry-greenspun.mp3 Harry Greenspun, MD I enjoyed Dr. Harry Greenspun’s talk at Qualcomm Life’s Connect2015 yesterday in San Diego, so asked him to expand on his remarks in this podcast interview. Harry directs Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions, which provides insights on the evolving environment for healthcare stakeholders. Here’s what we covered: (0:12) What is the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions? (0:46) You said patients care about service levels, not the quality of care. Is…
  • Computer aided diagnosis for mental health: two important strides

    dewe67
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Advancing the state of the art Researchers are using modern technologies to develop advanced tools to assist with the assessment of mental health problems. We hear a lot about “big data” and genetic sequencing, which can be expensive and complex, but there are also promising tools that are not so pricey or complex, even if they do employ components of big data and genetics. Two examples caught my eye this week: A speech analysis program that predicted with 100 percent accuracy who would develop psychosis A blood test and app combo that predicts suicide risk with 90 percent…
  • Massachusetts hospitals are making money — I’m quoted

    dewe67
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:15 am
    The Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis has released its 2014 profile of hospital financial performance. Profits are up moderately overall by various measurers, despite drops in inpatient stays, outpatient visits, and emergency department utilization. What’s going on? As I told the Boston Globe (State hospitals report $1.2 billion in earnings): “The health care system as a whole and the state’s biggest hospitals in particular have gotten the message that they need to control expenses.” Hospitals saw this coming and have been making serious efforts to increase…
  • Wal-Mart provides evidence Obamacare is working

    dewe67
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:31 pm
    What’s in your basket? From a Wall Street Journal blog: Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s took a hit from the Affordable Care Act during the second-quarter. The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer said its pharmacy business had reduced margins, which hurt earnings at the U.S. business. What does this mean? It means that Wal-Mart’s core customers, lower middle class families with median household income of around $45,000, are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. Some have gained Medicaid coverage under the ACA’s expanded eligibility requirements, others have purchased policies on…
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  • "Fusing" Randomized Clinical Trials and Big Data: Another Value Proposition for Population Health?

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Randomized controlled trials are the crown jewel of clinical research.  By allocating patients to one of two or more treatment protocols (or "arms"), they can ascertain cause and effect while also eliminating any known or unknown bias from the results.  As a result, they often provide "the" answer to the big questions about the true value of medical interventions.Unfortunately, they're also difficult, expensive, time-consuming, can only gauge average impact, often exclude many "real world" patients, require patient consent and have made little impact on…
  • Scaling Mindfulness to Population Health and Tobacco Addiction: The Science Behind the Art

    14 Aug 2015 | 7:06 am
    Think about it....Years ago, the young Population Health Blog was a part of a nurse-led tobacco cessation program.  Hundreds of patients later, we reported the one-year quit rate of over 30%. That seminal research catalyzed the creation of other nurse-based programs in asthma, diabetes and heart failure. The PHB and colleagues didn't know it at the time, but it was the start of an almost 20 year journey in population health that continues to pay dividends today.The art and science of population health continues to evolve, however.  That's why the PHB is always happy to…
  • Channeling the Fox News Rebublican Debate for Health Care Reform

    7 Aug 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Last night, the Population Health Blog secured a suitable beverage supply, pulled up a chair and tuned to the Republican Party debate. As predicted, there was little substantive attention to health reform.That won't stop the PHB.   Lacking specifics, it's offering an important public service by channeling the debate's bombast to a hypothetical question:"Specifically, what is the first thing you would do on the first day of your administration, as the next U.S. President, to control the growth of health care spending?"Chris Christie - "I'd do hugs, not…
  • The Gap Between Rank and File Physicians and Their Leaders

    6 Aug 2015 | 8:52 am
    Awaiting our ordersTalk about a study in contrasts.According to this Commonwealth Fund and Kaiser Family Foundation survey, only a minority of "front-line" primary care providers (including a sample of non-physicians) believe that the major linchpins of health reform such as value-based payments, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and medical homes are having a "positive impact on medical care."The survey relied on a representative national sample of 1,624 primary care docs and 525 nurse practitioners and physician assistants who were working in primary care practices.  64% and…
  • Health Care Cost Inflation Returns

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    True, that....Call it the return to the old normal.With the slow recovery of the U.S. economy, the advent of some blockbuster drugs and the entry of more than 8 million newly-insured persons, healthcare cost inflation is ticking back up. Writing in Health Affairs, CMS' actuaries are projecting a 5.8% year-over-year rate of inflation that reminds them of the years prior to the Great Recession. This rate is projected to grow faster than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which means that by 2024, the U.S. will be devoting 19.6% of its economy to healthcare.Some…
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  • Convenience improves adherence

    Jason Shafrin
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:30 pm
    This is one of the goals of Appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS).  These systems vary in their implementation but they have three common features: Allmedications refills come due on the same day of the month. Pharmacies place regular call to remind the patient to fill their prescription, typically 5 to 7 days before the scheduled pharmacy visit Patients schedule appointments to pick up medications (or have them delivered). Medication therapy managment and/or disease management programs can be integrated into this appointment. The question is, does it work?  Using…
  • A super EMR?

    Jason Shafrin
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Sources of health care data are proliferating.  The previous standard–medical charts–are being augmented with information from digital sensors, patient reported outcomes, and genetic information. Wouldn’t it be nice to have all that information in one place?  That is what Salesforce is thinking.  Fortune reports: Salesforce announced on Wednesday a new patient relationship management platform that it calls Salesforce Health Cloud…Salesforce Health Cloud combines data from multiple sources—electronic medical records, medical devices, even wearables—into a single…
  • Mid-week Links

    Jason Shafrin
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Accounting and Obamacare Blood test for cancer relapse. Short titles Cause of RA illness severity Harvard’s health plan
  • Medicare spending surges again

    Jason Shafrin
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:18 pm
    The August update to the Congressional Budget Office’s 10-year economic outlook is fairly rosy.  The deficit will ‘only’ be $426 billion, which is $59 billion less than the deficit last year and would represent 2.4% of GDP, the smallest deficit as a share of GDP since 2007.  Nevertheless, CBO still products overall US debt to rise as a share of GDP by 2025. In health care, the news is more worrisome, even in the short-run. In 2015, spending for Medicare (net of premiums and other offsetting receipts) will rise by $35 billion, or about 7 percent, CBO expects—the fastest…
  • The Cons of Restrictive Prior Authorization Policies

    Jason Shafrin
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Dr Dana Goldman, a USC professor and partner at my employer–Precision Health Economics–explains how restrictive prior authorization policies can adversely affect the care patients with schizophrenia receive. 
 
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    Workers Comp Insider

  • The AI Robotic Tsunami: Coming To A Workplace Near You!

    Tom Lynch
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:09 am
    In 2013, Oxford professors Carl Frey and Michael Osborne published what became a highly read and highly cited study suggesting that machines could replace 47% of America’s jobs over the next 25 years. To say that they got the business world’s attention is a little bit like saying Ted Williams was a pretty good ballplayer. The study, which examined more than 700 US occupations, found that jobs in transportation, logistics, and administrative and office work are at “high risk” for automation. “We identified several key bottlenecks currently preventing occupations…
  • Health Wonk Review’s August edition, hot off the presses

    jferguson
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:18 am
    Neither blazing sun nor heatwaves nor droughts can stop our intrepid health wonks from opining and blogging. At Health System Ed blog, Peggy Salvatore hosts a great summer roundup of best-of posts: Health Wonk Review: The More Things Change, The More They Cost. Here’s a bit of a preview: Eye Selfies. Big Tobacco Abroad. Big Pharma. Something conspicuously absent from the first Republican debate. One of our wonkers on NPR. Personalized Medicine. There’s more, too – check it out. Also, you can follow more timely reports from our wonkers via this Health Wonk Review Twitter…
  • Fall from Grace: Dupont in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program

    jferguson
    14 Aug 2015 | 7:24 am
    For many who have had careers committed to safe workplaces, it’s a bit of a heartbreak to see that Dupont, once a pinnacle of safety, is now placed in OSHA’s “Severe Violator Enforcement Program.” This action is the result of investigations spawned by the deadly chemical leak at the La Porte, TX facility last November. The leak claimed the lives of four workers and hospitalized another. Sandy Smith reports in her EHS Today article, OSHA Revisits DuPont Facility Where Four Workers Died, Issues More Citations: In his remarks about the enforcement action against the company,…
  • News Roundup: ADA at 25; Consolidation; Retaliation; “Old Farts” and other noteworthy items

    jferguson
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:57 am
    Last week, the ADA turned 25. A few noteworthy related posts: Jennifer Christian was invited to the White House for the commemoration. She has interesting observations on the event at her blog posting While I was at the White House… Suzanne Lukas AKA “Evil HR Lady” posts 7 Myths About the Americans With Disabilities Act, deconstructing some of the common misunderstandings about the meaning and implementation of the law. Terri Rhodes posts about The Struggles of ADA Compliance at Risk & Insurance. HR Web Cafe posts about The ADA at 25 and the remarkable story of the…
  • Summertime: Health Wonks still on the job

    jferguson
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:03 am
    Despite sultry summer days and vacations, the health wonks are still on the case. Check out the July update of Health Wonk Review: Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Drinks. The substantive offerings from all corners of the health policy blogosphere show that the wonks aren’t slacking off. Host Hank Stern does an excellent job of dishing things out at InsureBlog, also offering “a spoonful of sugar to make the medicine go down” in the form of seasonal cocktail recipes. Check it out!
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  • Round and Round It Goes - Former US Secretary of Health and Human Services Joins Humacyte Board

    4 Sep 2015 | 9:17 am
    The latest example of the health care revolving door was made barely public just before the US Labor Day holiday.  Per the Triangle Business Journal,Humacyte Inc., a biotechnology company based in Research Triangle Park, has beefed up its board of directors by adding former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and life sciences industry veteran Dale Sander.The 11-year-old Humacyte develops novel human tissue-based investigational products that are being developed for potential commercialization for applications in regenerative medicine and vascular surgery.
  • Northwestern Upholds its "Brand," Never Mind Free Speech and Academic Freedom

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:35 am
    Threats to free speech and academic freedom in health care were a major concern when we started Health Care Renewal.  Such threats may now be less anechoic, but do not seem to have diminished.Censorship and the Resignation of Alice Dreger The latest example was at Northwestern University. The basics of the case appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Alice Dreger just resigned her position of 10 years as "a clinical professor of medical humanities and bioethics."What prompted her departure was the fallout over an article by William Peace, who at the time was a visiting professor…
  • You Can Check Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Leave - Duke and UNC Allegedly Agreed Not to Hire Each Other's Faculty

    27 Aug 2015 | 12:11 pm
    We have intermittently discussed the worsening plight of physicians trying to provide clinical care as employees of large organizations.  Such corporate physicians are likely to be squeezed between professional values that put the patient first, and management that puts revenue first.   Physicians employed by large corporations may find their values increasingly at risk as these organizations adapt the tactics of the robber barons.Now it appears that even ostensibly genteel academic medical institutions may be adapting these tactics.Allegations of Anti-Competitive Faculty…
  • The Real Dark Side of Health Care: Health Care Corruption

    25 Aug 2015 | 2:35 pm
    The editors of the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine just stated they they were shocked, shocked to find out that physicians occasionally express disrespect for patients when the patients cannot hear or see them.  The occasion was an editorial signed by three editors whose title included the phrase, "shining a light on the dark side of health care."(1)  The editorial referred to an anonymous narrative that recounted two incidents from the past.(2)Two Alleged Incidents of Physicians' Expression of Disrespect for Patients The first incident, discussed second hand, was of a…
  • Once More with Feeling - Amgen Again Settles Allegations of Misbranding, But Why Bother?

    20 Aug 2015 | 12:21 pm
    The Latest Settlement Biotechnology giant Amgen has just reached another settlement of allegations that it unfairly, deceptively or misleadingly marketed its drug. Per the Los Angeles Times,Amgen Inc. has agreed to pay $71 million to settle allegations by 48 state attorneys general that it improperly marketed two of its blockbuster drugs.That is,The states, including California, alleged that Amgen violated consumer protection laws by promoting the use of its anemia drug Aranesp for longer periods than the Food and Drug Administration had approved and by encouraging its use to treat anemia…
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  • Connectivity and Hackability

    William Hyman
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:48 pm
    It is somewhat ironic that Hospira and Cerner announced a new collaboration on Hospira’s infusion pumps and Cerner’s EHR given that Hospira has recently had more than its share of attention with respect to asserted LifeCare and Symbiq pump cybersecurity vulnerabilities. This attention included a notice from the Department of Homeland Security as well as from the FDA (here and here). I found it of interest that despite the widespread hype around these notices there has been no recall of these pumps for the related issues. Instead advice was given to transition away from their use,…
  • 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…
 
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  • Anatomy of a Healthcare Data Breach

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    The stark reality all healthcare industry executives must face is that their organization will likely experience a data breach. The only questions are: When will it happen, how pervasive will it be, and how much will it cost them to remediate the problem?Large breaches at organizations like Anthem Health, Community Health Systems and Advocate Medical Group represent a rapidly increasing number of healthcare organizations that have suffered expensive, disruptive, and embarrassing security problems.Consider this starting fact: The healthcare industry represented 44% of all security breaches…
  • Secure HIPAA Compliant Cloud Computing

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    Achieving HIPAA compliance is a journey, not a destination. The regulatory landscape is constantly changing, resources are stretched beyond capacity, disparate systems make it difficult to assess and remediate gaps, and the sophistication of cybercriminals is accelerating faster than most healthcare organizations can implement new security measures.Recent advancements in healthcare cloud computing now provide a realistic alternative for solving many of these issues. From safeguarding PHI and improving the performance of IT infrastructures to gaining much needed IT agility and eliminating…
  • Nutritional Outlook

    1 Sep 2015 | 12:20 am
    Published nine times per year, each issue analyzes developments in regulations, ingredients, quality control, manufacturing technology, packaging, marketing and new products.Request Free!
  • State of Cybersecurity in Health Care Organizations

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Health Care is often considered a lucrative business for those involved in waste, fraud and abuse. Today's ever-accelerating technology changes make data related to health care, medical and financial issues even more attractive to cybercriminals who sell medical identities and siphon money from stolen financial records. Risks are exponentially increased because of organizations' reliance on electronic systems for mission-critical functions.This survey also reveals new risks created by the increasing reliance on mobility for delivery of health care information.Based on this survey's results,…
  • The Essentials of Healthcare IT - Summer 2015 Exclusive Kit

    26 Aug 2015 | 3:20 pm
    The Essentials of Healthcare IT - Summer 2015 Exclusive Kit, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Healthcare IT related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Healthcare IT research:Swan Valley Medical Case StudyBusiness Rules Powered Health & Human Services SolutionsFuture Risks: Be PreparedMaturity Model for Infrastructure MonitoringRequest Free!
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  • Doctors Are Listening To Your Reviews

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:55 am
    While historically, doctors’ relationship with online reviews has been prickly, it seems most are embracing the fact that doctor reviews are here to stay. A new survey from Vitals finds that over 80 percent of doctors monitor their reviews and ratings. Bristling at the thought of being reviewed like a common restaurant or hotel, it […]
  • Skin Cancer Risk: Video

    Lauren Kroll
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:50 am
    Did you know that 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer during their lifetime? With such staggering numbers, it’s more important than ever to educate yourself on the dangers of UV rays. Watch our video to learn more about how to protect yourself, and which states have the highest risk: See the full infographic […]
  • Q&A: What Do I Need to Know About UV Safety?

    Lauren Kroll
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    July is UV Safety Month. As we’ve reached the summer solstice, it’s important to be aware of the harmful UV rays that are currently at their peak. Understanding what UV rays are, why they can be dangerous, and how to protect yourself is the best way you can keep your skin healthy (and your eyes […]
  • Skin Cancer Risk Across the U.S.

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

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

    Dr. Val Jones
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:30 am
    I’m often asked to do book reviews on my blog, and I rarely agree to them. This is because it takes me a long time to read a book – and then if I don’t enjoy it, I figure the author would rather me remain silent than publish my true thoughts. Most of the reviews that I end up writing are unsolicited, but today is an unusual exception. A colleague asked me to read her book, “How To Be A Rock Star Doctor.” I got half way through when she checked in to see how things were going. I had to tell her that I didn’t agree with some of her advice to young doctors,…
  • The Costs, And Maybe Cost Savings, Of Medication Non-Adherence

    Dr. Val Jones
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:10 am
    A Cat Playing Whack-A-Mole Medication non-adherence is a hot button topic in healthcare. Physicians lament patient “non-compliance” with their medical advice, and policy wonks tell us that more than half of patients do not take their medications as directed. Missed opportunities to control chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer surely do cost us untold billions of dollars and millions of quality life years lost annually in the U.S. But there is a flip side to the equation that no one is talking about. The costs of polypharmacy (over medication). In my…
  • Tips For Hospitals: Hiring Locum Tenens Physicians

    Dr. Val Jones
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:57 am
    This post originally appeared on The Barton Blog. It’s both expensive and time-consuming to obtain temporary coverage for a hospital or medical practice. Locum tenens clients have every right to expect high-quality care from the locum tenens providers they hire; but even the very best locums may not perform to their full potential if their onboarding isn’t carefully planned. As a locum tenens physician with licenses in 14 states, I have much experience with the onboarding process. Here are 12 tips for facilities eager to encourage smooth transitions, foster good provider relationships,…
  • Confronting Scandalous Physician Behavior: The Annals Of Internal Medicine Takes The First Step

    Dr. Val Jones
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    If you have not read the latest essay and editorial about scandalous physician behavior published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (AIM), you must do so now. They describe horrific racist and sexist remarks made about patients by senior male physicians in front of their young peers. The physicians-in-training are scarred by the experience, partially because the behavior itself was so disgusting, but also because they felt powerless to stop it. It is important for the medical community to come together over the sad reality that there are still some physicians and surgeons out there who are…
  • When Great Healthcare Is Served With A Large Helping Of Unnecessary Mental Anguish

    Dr. Val Jones
    5 Aug 2015 | 11:06 am
    A wrist graft similar to what my friend's husband required. I watched helplessly as a dear friend went through the emotional meat grinder of a new cancer diagnosis. Her  husband was found to have melanoma on a recent skin biopsy, and she knew that this was a dangerous disease. Because she is exceptionally intelligent and diligent, she set out to optimize his outcome with good information and the best care possible. Without much help from me, she located the finest specialists for her husband, and ultimately he received appropriate and state-of-the-art treatment. But along with his…
 
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  • New Genetically Engineered Bacteria Indicate Micronutrient Deficiencies

    Kristie Yang
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Micronutrient deficiencies occur in limited resource environments, which in-turn presents a challenge in identifying afflicted populations in need of nutritional intervention. Researchers at Georgia Tech have published about a proof-of-concept biosensor technology that measures zinc levels in blood samples sans external laboratory equipment. The team modified E. coli bacteria such that bacterial pigmentation changes to purple, red, or orange indicating low, borderline, or normal concentrations based on the blood concentration of zinc. Genes producing the purple, red, and orange pigments…
  • 3D Tissue Printing Using a DNA Guidance System

    Joshua Chen
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:27 am
    Researchers at UCSF have developed a method called DNA Programmed Assembly of Cells (DPAC) that brings us one step closer to being able to print fully functional living organs. The new approach includes incubating cells with small single stranded snippets of DNA that have been modified to attach to the cells’ outer membranes. The resulting DNA-covered cells look similar to furry tennis balls. When a modified cell comes into contact with its counterpart, its complimentary DNA strands will bind to the other cell. Essentially, the DNA snippets not only serve as a cell recognition tool…
  • Kinsa Smart Ear Thermometer with Wireless Smartphone Connectivity

    Editors
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:08 am
    Kinsa Inc., maker of the Kinsa smartphone-connected thermometer, will soon be making available its new Kinsa Smart Ear Thermometer. The in-ear device, designed primarily for pediatric use, automatically syncs up with Kinsa’s app to upload readings and track them over time. The app makes suggestions to see a doctor and potential causes if the fever lasts long enough or if the temperature crosses certain thresholds, and does this with the person’s age and additional symptoms in mind. It will also let you know if there are certain infections known to be going around in your area.
  • Modular Add-On Brings Polarized Light Microscopy, Malaria Diagnosis to Smartphones

    Zach Kaufman
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:27 am
    Researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a novel point-of-care device for field-based diagnosis of malaria using a smartphone. The mobile-optical-polarization imaging device (MOPID) attaches to smartphones or tablets and co-opts the camera to detect birefringent hemozoin in histological samples, which is indicative of malarial infection. Despite advances in diagnostic approaches and treatment, malaria remains one of the leading sources of disease and death in developing nations. The “gold standard” of detection, evaluation of Giemsa-stained blood smears via…
  • Steve Blank, Founder of Lean Startup Movement, On Entrepreneurship in Healthcare and Life Sciences (INTERVIEW)

    Jonathan O'Donnell
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:24 am
    Steve Blank needs no introduction as the man who started up the Lean Startup movement (in case you need one, find it here on his blog). But, you may not be aware that he has taken significant interest in entrepreneurship in life sciences, digital health, and healthcare. He teaches entrepreneurship in these realms at UCSF and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Very recently, in fact, the White House announced in August that it is “scaling up” the “rigorous entrepreneurship training program” that Steve has developed, called I-Corps Steve was generous enough to make some time…
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  • Extroverts and neurotics tend to use Facebook and WhatsApp more

    4 Sep 2015 | 7:20 am
    From a recent study:20% of smartphone behavior can be accounted for by WhatsApp usage, and females use it 13 minutes longer than males.Extroversion is of high importance in understanding WhatsApp usage, extroverts use it longer vs introverts.High neurotics tend to use Facebook more as it facilitates communication without face-to-face interaction.On the other hand, conscientiousness is inversely correlated with WhatsApp usage. Conscientious humans handle their digital consumption better and are less prone to Internet addiction. Are you conscientious? Conscientious humans can be described as…
  • Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles

    1 Sep 2015 | 7:16 am
    Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 4-8 weeks:Integration of Social Media in Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum - Annals of Emergency Medicine http://buff.ly/1CcfgM9Collaborative Economy Honeycomb http://bit.ly/1zoBreN - Not many companies in healthcare/wellness... Risks in Using Social Media to Spot Signs of Mental Distress - NYTimes http://nyti.ms/1xYFumq -- NIH committed $11 million to support studies into using Twitter and Facebook to better understand substance abuse. Classification algorithm predicts whether a…
  • "Bio-detection" dogs in trial to be used for prostate cancer sniffing

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:56 am
    Many urologists agree that the PSA test for detecting prostate cancer is often unreliable, but it remains widely used because there are no other relatively inexpensive tests. Researchers in Britain say this method may soon be replaced with dogs trained to sniff out the type of cancer that, according to the American Cancer Society, affects one in every 7 men. VOA’s George Putic reports:It takes 6 months to train a dog to detect prostate cancer. According to the report, trained dogs can detect prostate tumors in urine in 93 percent of cases."These dogs have the ability to screen hundreds of…
  • All about hair loss (alopecia) - Deutsche Welle expert interview

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:02 am
    Dr. Andreas Finner (Trichomed Praxis Berlin) talks about what everyone can do to keep a full head of hair and about the best methods for treating hair loss:Today's Hair-Loss Treatments: DrugsMinoxidil shampooPatients can buy an OTC shampoo with an ingredient called minoxidil. Minoxidil (Rogaine) fights androgenic alopecia in both men and women. It's still not entirely clear how minoxidil works. Used properly -- twice a day, massaged deep into the scalp -- it slows new hair loss. Two-thirds of men do get acceptable hair growth. "It is not something a bald person would use, but someone starting…
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Hidradenitis suppurativa, also known as acne inversa, is a chronic skin disease characterized by recurrent boil-like lumps (nodules) under the skin. Hidradenitis suppurativa was once thought to be a rare condition because only the most severe cases were reported. However, recent studies have shown that the condition affects at least 1 in 100 people when milder cases are also considered. There are three levels in the management of hidradenitis suppurativa: - topical options- systemic options- surgical methods including laser therapyDr. Christian Baum, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, takes a look…
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  • 7 Videos About The Brave Future Of Medicine

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:16 am
    When I receive questions about how healthcare and the practice of medicine will change due to the technological explosion we are living in, I like to be brave and assume that all stakeholders will... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Husband Hacked The Wife’s Pancreas: Story Of The Week

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:07 am
    This must be the story of the week. On the first date, Scott Leibrand found out Dana Lewis wore an insulin pump. He used some publicly available hacks and the Pebble smartwatch to make her life... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:57 am
    Working as a speaker and consultant with medical technology, pharmaceutical and web companies; as well as universities and governments worldwide, my mission as The Medical Futurist is to make sure... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Medical Futurist Youtube Channel: The Most Popular Videos

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:08 am
    Here are the top videos on the Medical Futurist Youtube channel, just for fun: 1) Top 10 Medical Technologies in 2015 2) Top 10 Mistakes Made By Science Fiction Movies 3) Our Home Will Be The... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Something Big Might Be Coming!

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    I might have an announcement soon. It might be about my personal story of upgrading health for over a decade. It might also include the best questions I have ever received about the future of... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
 
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  • Health Affairs Event Reminder: The Growing Burden Of Noncommunicable Diseases

    Lucy Larner
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:21 am
    While growing wealth has reduced the burden of infectious diseases both globally and here at home, it has increased the risk factors for some chronic diseases. Heart disease, respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes, mental illness, and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) demand our attention. The September 2015 issue of Health Affairs, “Noncommunicable Diseases: The Growing Burden,” takes a broad look at the global impact of NCDs and responses to them. You are invited to join us on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at a forum featuring authors from the new issue at the Capital Hilton…
  • Implementing Health Reform: HHS Proposes Rule Implementing Anti-Discrimination ACA Provisions

    Timothy Jost
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:53 am
    On September 3, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a notice of a proposed rulemaking intended to implement section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The Department also provided a summary of the rule and a set of questions and answers regarding the rule. Section 1557 of the ACA provides that an individual shall not, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any health program or activity of which any part receives federal financial…
  • Physician Payment Reform In A Post-SGR World: Challenges Remain

    John O'Shea
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:20 pm
    On April 16, 2015 President Barack Obama signed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) which, among other things, finally repeals the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) mechanism of updating fees to the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). The SGR had been blamed for causing instability and uncertainty among physicians for over a decade and led to 17 overrides of scheduled fee cuts, at a cost well in excess of $150 billion. The passage of MACRA, however, raises new questions about where the U.S. health care system is headed in the post-SGR world of payment and delivery reform. In…
  • The Time Is Now For A Consumer Health Movement

    Karen Wolk Feinstein
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Throughout history, social movements have galvanized wide-scale improvements in population health and quality of life. HIV/AIDS activists banded together to strengthen social services for patients, educate the public about the disease, and compel research and treatment investments that have relegated the condition to a chronic, manageable disease. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (now called simply Susan G. Komen) brought the issue of breast cancer out of the shadows, raising billions of dollars and saving lives by making whole families aware of the importance of prevention and…
  • The Pathway To Sustainability: Aligning Ambulatory Patient Experience Survey Implementation

    Dale Shaller, Carla Zema and Fatema Salam
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:08 am
    Across the United States health care system, there is a growing imperative to deliver more patient-centered care. Listening to the voice of the patient is increasingly recognized as an essential part of this transformation. Health care is late to the game; soliciting and incorporating consumer feedback is commonplace in most other industries. However, the use of patient surveys as a measure of the patient care experience is expanding rapidly in public reporting and value-based purchasing programs. The Clinician and Group Survey (CG-CAHPS) has become the national standard for assessing patient…
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  • The public diagnosis of cancer and how President Carter did it right

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/victor-r-laurion" rel="tag">Victor R. Laurion</a>
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:00 pm
    President Jimmy Carter has been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. Recently, he gave a press conference where he discussed the history of his illness, his plans for treatment, and answered questions from the media. It was superb. Carter, now 90 years old, demonstrated an impressive understanding of his medical circumstance. As someone who thinks and writes on patient empowerment, here are my favorite moments: 1:52 — Carter explains that his liver abnormality was found via MRI, quickly correcting the word “cancer” to “growth, a tumor,” demonstrating his knowledge of the…
  • The time for medical liability reform is now. Here’s why.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/tom-murphy" rel="tag">Tom Murphy, MD</a>
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Have you been injured? Call us at this number! You may be entitled to a reward! We have all seen these advertisements on TV. Our society has become conditioned to expect perfection. If a patient suffers a known complication from a condition or dies, there is a feeling that someone must be held accountable — even if everything was done perfectly from a medical standpoint. Medical malpractice litigation has exploded over the last thirty years. Most American doctors can expect to be sued at some point during their career. I have seen estimates that as high as sixty-five to seventy percent…
  • Is patient-centered care part of the problem?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/reba-peoples" rel="tag">Reba Peoples, MD</a>
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    What is the difference between a health care system and a Burger King? In a health care system, you can’t always have it your way. At some point in our training, most physicians are introduced to the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report on Crossing the Quality Chasm. The report outlines 6 key elements that are necessary for providing high-quality care: safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equitability and patient centeredness. Although I recognize that outlining the 6 goals is a noble attempt at helping mend a broken health care system, I have to admit that, as a practicing…
  • Bedside ultrasound should be used by more doctors. Here’s why.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/shaun-cole" rel="tag">Shaun Cole, MD</a>
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    The trauma doors flew open, and a middle age man was rushed into the room. All we knew in those moments was that a seemingly lifeless body lay in front of us. There was no pulse and chest compressions were started. After several minutes of no response, another physician hurried out of the room and returned with an ultrasound. Within seconds of placing the probe on the man’s chest, the cause was obvious. A pneumothorax. In a flash of precision, the same physician punctured the man’s chest wall.  Air rushed out of the needle like a punctured tire, as the man’s lung expanded and took the…
  • Antibiotics for appendicitis: 3 unintended consequences

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dr-saurabh-jha" rel="tag">Dr. Saurabh Jha</a>
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A Finnish group randomized patients with acute appendicitis to surgery and antibiotics and found that antibiotics were successful in 73 percent of patients. Depending on how this is framed, you can celebrate a 70  percent success or lament a 30 percent failure. Much of the debate in health care is a battle of framing.  The study has limitations. Finland is not just a land of the midnight sun but a land of fewer laparoscopic surgeries than the USA. This is important because if done properly laparoscopic surgery has a lower morbidity than open surgery, as Skeptical Scalpel explains. Should…
 
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  • World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov on How to Build Confidence in the Face of Fear

    James Clear
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Garry Kasparov and his long-time rival Anatoly Karpov—two of the greatest chess players of all-time—took their respective seats around the chess board. The 1990 World Chess Championship was about to begin. The two men would play 24 games to decide the champion with the highest scoring player being declared the World Chess Champion. In total, the match would stretch for three months with the first 12 games taking place in New York and the final 12 games being played in Lyon, France. Kasparov started off well, but soon began to make mistakes. He lost the seventh game and let…
  • Getting to Simple: How Do Experts Figure out the Correct Things to Focus On?

    James Clear
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Peak performance experts say things like, “You should focus. You need to eliminate the distractions. Commit to one thing and become great at that thing.” This is good advice. The more I study successful people from all walks of life—artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, scientists—the more I believe focus is a core factor of success. But there is a problem with this advice too. Of the many options in front of you, how do you know what to focus on? How do you know where to direct your energy and attention? How do you determine the one thing that you should commit to doing? I…
  • First Principles: Elon Musk and Bill Thurston on the Power of Thinking for Yourself

    James Clear
    10 Aug 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Bill Thurston was a pioneer in the field of mathematics. He was particularly known for his contributions to low-dimensional topology, 3-manifolds, and foliation theory—concepts that sound foreign to number-challenged mortals like you and me. In 1982, Thurston was awarded the Fields Medal, which is often considered the highest honor a mathematician can receive. One reason Thurston was able to contribute valuable insights to his field of mathematics was that he utilized a different set of mental models than his peers. In a paper he wrote for the American Mathematical Society—which,…
  • The Chemistry of Building Better Habits

    James Clear
    6 Aug 2015 | 11:37 pm
    There is a concept in chemistry known as activation energy. Here’s how it works: Activation energy is the minimum amount of energy that must be available for a chemical reaction to occur. Let’s say you are holding a match and that you gently touch it to the striking strip on the side of the match box. Nothing will happen because the energy needed to activate a chemical reaction and spark a fire is not present. However, if you strike the match against the strip with some force, then you create the friction and heat required to light the match on fire. The energy you added by striking…
  • August Reading List: 5 Good Books to Read This Month

    James Clear
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:42 pm
    It’s time for another edition of my reading list. In addition to the five books reviewed below, I maintain a complete list of the best books I’ve read across a wide range of disciplines. Here are a few of the top books I’ve read recently. A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen Print | eBook | Audiobook The Book in Three Sentences: The only thing you have that nobody else has is control of your life. The hardest thing of all is to learn to love the journey, not the destination. Get a real life rather than frantically chasing the next level of success. Key Ideas: This is a…
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  • The Unintended Consequences of Performance Measurement

    DrWes
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:04 am
    When it rains, it pours. So it is with the unintended consequences of performance measurement. Performance measurement is an important part if our new health care law. The problem is, most of the people who wrote the law have no idea how to define "proper" performance or "quality" care. And when these bureaucrats and political minds attempt to apply individual health care principles to the
  • The Level 2 Inpatient Encounter

    DrWes
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:59 am
    Ever what a doctor needs to type for a 20-minute inpatient visit? Here's what it took me: (Note: my poor typical skills are evident in the repetitive pounding on the "Delete" key...) -Wes P.S.: Here's the data from a carefully-conducted "study" on age vs. typing skills I conducted some time ago.
  • American Gastroenterological Association Takes Important First Step to Oppose ABMS MOC® Program

    DrWes
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:11 am
    One by one, Internal Medicine subspecialties are fleeing the sinking American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification® ship and creating new, non-punitive learning pathways in lieu of "recertification." Especially important in this proposal is the permanent rejection of the need for additional "Performance Improvement" and "Patient Voice" modules AND the rejection of
  • The ABIM Foundation: Increasing Transparency or More Cover-up?

    DrWes
    15 Aug 2015 | 12:27 pm
    It is one thing to have a financial scandal. It's a whole new thing when you try to cover it up. But it appears this is what we should expect from an organization that has exhaustively defined their version of the term "medical professionalism" using testing fees of practicing physicians worldwide. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, has
  • On the Origins of Note Bloat

    DrWes
    12 Aug 2015 | 4:43 am
    "If all clinicians needed to do with our documentation was practice medicine, our notes would be more logical and much less bloated. Laundry lists of irrelevant and inaccurate diagnoses would not populate into every note. Copy and paste would occur a lot less often, and likely could be limited to appropriate uses such as carrying over past medical history (which should always be copy and pasted
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  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:51 am
    For the Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week learn how to avoid a cold, motivate yourself for exercise, and stop procrastinating. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. Links of the week Short…
  • Processed Food vs Real Food: Why Nutrition Science is So Confusing (and what to do about it)

    Darya Rose
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Photo by Daniel Gois Recently a reader asked me a simple question that I’m surprised I don’t hear more often, “Why are processed foods so bad?” She had been having a nutrition debate with her boyfriend. She reads Summer Tomato regularly, but was having trouble describing the health difference between the Real Food I recommend daily and the processed foods I warn against. What exactly is the evidence? Great question. The answer in some ways is just as simple: we don’t know. Unfortunately that isn’t very satisfying intellectually, and our attempts to create…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    For the Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week a simple way to lose more weight, how to deal with your family’s bad habits, and why you’re feeding your baby wrong. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to…
  • How to Eat Carbs Like a Sane Person

    Darya Rose
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:03 am
    When I first decided to stop dieting the single hardest thing for me to do was let myself eat carbs again. Bread, rice and potatoes had been banned from my list of skinny-friendly foods for over 5 years. And even though I only weighed about 5 lbs less than when I ate them regularly, I couldn’t help but think of carbs as impossibly fattening. Given my body image issues at the time, I think I would have preferred to eat something laced with anthrax. What is it about carbs that makes people act insane? Getting over my fear of carbs required several critical steps. The first big one…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:16 am
    For the Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week how carbs made us smarter, the secret to building confidence, and how to raise kids that eat healthy. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. Links of the…
 
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    28 Aug 2015 | 2:13 pm
  • "That's my boy right there."

    26 Aug 2015 | 1:24 pm
    This is what Bryce Williams wrote in his manifesto today about Seung Hui Chon, the Virginia Tech shooter. Mr. Williams also referenced the Charleston and Columbine shootings as inspiration admitting he purchased a gun two days after Charleston because he was a “human powder keg just waiting to go BOOM!” Obviously Mr. Williams was mentally ill and joins the tens of thousands of shooters here in America struggling with mental illness, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, who can easily purchase a gun. In retrospect, Sandy Hook marked the end of the U.S. gun control debate. Once America…
  • Doctors own the concept of medical, but not health. Medical is acute and chronic illness that can be...

    18 Aug 2015 | 9:24 am
    Doctors own the concept of medical, but not health. Medical is acute and chronic illness that can be treated with pills or procedures. Health is an everyday series of decisions we all make involving our:foodexerciserelationshipswork and home environmentsleepharmful habits (cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, etc.)sexualityfinancesspiritualitythoughts and feelingsbodies (massage, acupuncture, etc.)Of the 40,000 hours doctors spend in training, 19 hours are devoted to nutrition. We get even less training in the other factors that contribute to health. Doctors are horribly unprepared to tackle health,…
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  • I spent the weekend in Sebastopol, California at Foocamp. This...

    3 Aug 2015 | 12:18 pm
    I spent the weekend in Sebastopol, California at Foocamp. This photo is from Saturday morning’s 40 mile bike ride to the Pacific Coast. Foocamp is Tim O'Reilly’s annual gathering he hosts where he invites roughly 300 people he believes are doing the most interesting things with Internet-related technology right now. It’s really about getting them all together, introducing them to each other, and creating an open forum to mutually learn. There are folks from the White House, small tech companies doing fascinating things, large companies with scale, artists, independents, etc. There’s a…
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  • 7 Videos About The Brave Future Of Medicine

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:16 am
    When I receive questions about how healthcare and the practice of medicine will change due to the technological explosion we are living in, I like to be brave and assume that all stakeholders will move into the right directions if they are provided with guidance. As a proof, here are 7 videos about a brave future of medicine. The Future Of Clinical Trials: Let’s Design The Hospital Of The Future! Our Home Will Be The Hospital Of The Future? The Future of Patient Empowerment Supercomputers Can Make Physicians Better!  Virtual Reality Can Change The Hospital Experience What We Can Print Out…
  • Husband Hacked The Wife’s Pancreas: Story Of The Week

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:07 am
    This must be the story of the week. On the first date, Scott Leibrand found out Dana Lewis wore an insulin pump. He used some publicly available hacks and the Pebble smartwatch to make her life better. For years, Lewis has run the calculations in her head or on a computer of how much insulin she needs. It’s a complex math equation involving current blood sugar, activity levels, and whether she’s about to eat something. Soon she was able to put in her blood-glucose levels into the algorithm and get predictions on what her levels would be 30, 60, or 90 minutes out. She could decide…
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:57 am
    Working as a speaker and consultant with medical technology, pharmaceutical and web companies; as well as universities and governments worldwide, my mission as The Medical Futurist is to make sure the advances of technology lead to a better healthcare for everyone! I publish a daily newsletter about the future of medicine, manage a popular Facebook page about the future; launched a Youtube channel and share related news almost every hour on Twitter. Here is my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine: I’m also the author of Social Media in Clinical Practice handbook; and the…
  • The Medical Futurist Youtube Channel: The Most Popular Videos

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:08 am
    Here are the top videos on the Medical Futurist Youtube channel, just for fun: 1) Top 10 Medical Technologies in 2015 2) Top 10 Mistakes Made By Science Fiction Movies 3) Our Home Will Be The Hospital Of The Future?
  • Something Big Might Be Coming!

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    I might have an announcement soon. It might be about my personal story of upgrading health for over a decade. It might also include the best questions I have ever received about the future of medicine as a speaker. And answering those questions. And it might also point to the future of healthcare technologies. I cannot tell you how excited I’m and I cannot wait to hear what you think about it! Details soon!
 
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  • How To Run Your Business With Evernote and Asana with Natasha Vorompiova

    Anne Samoilov
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:52 pm
    If you’ve ever struggled to get your business organized, under control, or hired a VA that you literally couldn’t figure out what/how to delegate to them, this episode is for you! Natasha Vorompiova has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs embrace systems in a practical, customized approach. Her two main tools of choice are Evernote and Asana. She’s even said that you can run your business using Evernote alone! If you’ve heard that systems can help you grow your business, but you just don’t see how or why they’re important, today’s episode is for you… Natasha shares her…
  • Three Essential Hiring Reminders To Help You Become A Better Boss

    Anne Samoilov
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:52 pm
    You’ve been doing everything yourself in your business for some time now. Longer than you really should have. But it’s not because you haven’t tried to find people to help you. You’ve been on upwork.com, elance.com, and hiremymom.com, but you haven’t felt very  “lucky” in your search for the right person or people yet. First thing is this – hiring is not an easy process. Second thing – you are not alone in struggling through that process. Third thing –  it IS something you have to do at some point if you want to grow beyond a “job-replacement” business.
  • 4 Reasons You Want Someone Else To Run Your Business (and why it doesn’t happen overnight)

    Anne Samoilov
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Whether you’re hiring your first virtual assistant or you’ve got a small team of people who help you run your business, at some point the idea of letting them run the business without you might cross your mind. When I’ve worked with teams in the past, there’s always that moment when the “boss” realizes they can trust or depend on their team enough and leaves the building. Now, being the person who often was left with the keys to the house, I know what it takes to have that team be ready. I’ve also watched friends who were entrepreneurs take the leap too quickly only to return…
  • How Going Back To The Basics Helped Vanessa Chase 3X her Launch Goals and Reach More of The Right People

    Anne Samoilov
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:35 am
    Back in May I held my first Fearless Launching scholarship contest..and in walked one Vanessa Chase, owner and creator at The Storytelling Non-Profit Well spoken, super smart, and a growing business based on her professional background…plus the timing was right for her to launch something big. She was ready to turn her one on one non-profit consulting work into an online course, reach more people… Because I’m always interested in finding out how different industries work, finding the ways that different groups of people do business, I decided to lurk a bit on her site. Of course…
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    Health and Home News

  • Clean Water For Your Health

    downtowndharma20
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Everyone has heard, “drink your water”. In fact, we are told to drink at least eight glasses of Clean Water For Your Health daily. Sometimes just thinking about that much water will fill you up. While it is not always easy or enjoyable to drink all that water, there are other ways to infuse water into your diet and body. The best possible way to have the cleanest water for you and your family is using a water purification system,there are several types one is reverse osmoses or the traditional water softener  they both work using city or well water.The size of your home will be a factor…
  • Over 50 and enjoying life.

    downtowndharma20
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Are you a man over 50 and enjoying life?Good news is there are amazing supplements and potions to keep you feeling and looking good, the bad news is it isn’t Cheap,just keep reading there are some great ideas we can  here that will help you stay slimmer and look better. You don’t feel your age, you don’t act your age, and you don’t eat your age. What exactly does not eating your age mean? Just because you feel like you are in your twenties and thirties, does not mean you can eat like you are. No matter how active you are and how much you are enjoying life, your metabolism slows…
  • Health and Home

    downtowndharma20
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Health and your home go together  take care of them both The post Health and Home appeared first on Health and Home News.
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    Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Blog - AromaTalk

  • Labor Day Weekend and Rosemary Essential Oil

    Wendy Robbins
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Wishing everyone a pleasant and safe Labor Day Holiday Weekend. Each year, Americans and Canadians celebrate Labor/Labour Day on the first Monday of September. Labor Day is a day intended to honor workers and offer a day of relaxation. Though...
  • Father's Day and Aromatherapy for Men

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

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

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

    Wendy Robbins
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    "Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment." — From Wikipedia Our generation is causing a much more negative impact on the earth (and atmosphere) than all previous generations, and the harm we...
 
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    fitnessover50.org

  • DDT now linked to Dementia and Childhood Paralysis Worldwide

    Steve
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:08 am
    In a startling revelation, a review article published last week explained how the pesticide DDT is still used with abandon, and in first world countries hides behind a name unknown to the public… – a pesticide called dicofol, almost identical to DDT but for an extra oxygen and hydrogen group. Today, many don’t even know what DDT is or if they do know they believe it was banned in the 1970′s, but it was not banned, and has now been directly linked to late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease and seems to be the “mystery” behind the…
  • Texas Executive Women Announces 2015 Women on the Move Award Winners

    Steve
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:08 am
    HOUSTON (Sept. 3, 2015) — Today, Texas Executive Women (TEW) announced the Women on the Move® Class of 2015. The Women on the Move Award recognizes the business and civic achievements of ten top female leaders, while the Rising Star award spotlights one young professional woman up-and-comer. The Houston area winners will be honored during TEW’s 30th Annual Women on the Move Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at the Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX 77010.  “The selection process was especially challenging…
  • First World Congress on Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders Presents Important Research Findings and Fosters Collaboration Among Scientific and Clinical Investigators From 38 Countries

    Steve
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:11 am
    The Tourette Association of America, in collaboration with its international partners, The European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome (ESSTS) and Tourettes Action UK, have released for public use key findings from the 1st World Congress on Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders, which was held in London, June 24 through 26, 2015. These discoveries will advance our knowledge and ability to treat these neurodevelopmental conditions, which affect 1 in 100 children as well as a significant number in of adults in the United States.  More than 430 research scientists, physicians,…
  • Tabernus Presents Revolutionary Data Erasure Products At RWM Exhibition

    Steve
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:36 am
    Cardiff, UK, August 2015- Data security experts Tabernus will display it’s certified data erasure management solutions at the RWM exhibition. The annual exhibition takes place 15-17 September in the NEC, Birmingham. Tabernus will be exhibiting at stand 4H88. New to 2015, all 28 governments of the European Union agreed to update its European data protection laws, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new proposed data protection laws will radically change the way businesses operate in Europe. The new European data protection laws mean that businesses found in breach…
  • Sherman Oaks Hospital Opens Its New Facility – The Center for Reconstruction & Wound Healing: Offers Advanced Wound Care, Hyperbaric, Resonstruction & Vascular Services. Welcomes New Medical Director.

    Steve
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:02 am
                               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sherman Oaks, Calif. (August 27, 2015) – Sherman Oaks Hospital (SOH) announced today the grand opening of a facility that specializes in the treatment of wounds, using the most advanced healing techniques. Formerly named the Amputation Prevention Center®, The Center for Reconstruction & Wound Healing (“The Center”) utilizes a comprehensive approach in the assessment and evaluation of wounds…
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    GalTime

  • 5 Ways to Fab Fall Hair

    Sasha BeautyBlogger
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:09 pm
      Whether you were a sun-worshipper, craved catchin’ waves in the ocean, or were cool by the pool, we hope it has been the best summer ever. We are pretty sure, though, unless you lived under a rock, your hair is a little worse for wear as the season of frolicking comes to a close. The issue: There is a only a couple of months until dry-air or icy temps will have us wanting to hide under a beanie. From frizz to brittle ends, it just isn’t fair, but there is a way to fight back. Here are five ways to not only temperature-proof your locks this season, but ensure your tresses…
  • When It Comes To Fall Allergies… Dust Them Off!

    GalTime
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Brought to you by:    Summer will soon be a thing of the past. Fall is fab, don’t get us wrong, but the change of seasons brings about a heck of a lot more than cute boots and sweet sweaters.   Ah-choo! Oh, sorry. Had to sneeze.  Allergies are about to hit in a big way and you are the first line of defense! When it comes to pollen, ragweed is enemy number one, and if you’re thinking you are A-OK because you don’t live in a ragweed-y area, newsflash: the pesky pollen can travel for hundreds of miles. Add in a furry, four-legged friend and it is an allergy…
  • When My Four-Month-Old Weaned Himself and I Wasn’t Ready

    Elissa Sungar, IfNotYouWho.org
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
     Breastfeeding. This word encompasses feelings of attachment, exhaustion, bonding, frustration, love and imprisonment. For some moms, breastfeeding comes easily, others find it more difficult and many choose not to breastfeed at all. After a battle of infertility due to hormone abnormalities, I was relieved that I was able to nurse and become part of the “breastfeeding is easy” group. That is, until our son Declan turned four months old. At first I thought, could it be a cold, teething, four-month regression or is he simply hungry? My sweet baby boy went from happy smiles and…
  • Bye-Bye, Leave the Bling?

    GalTime
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:51 pm
      Congrats! You’re engaged. Until you’re not. Somehow between the magical, perfect day when he or she popped the question, the bling is still blingy, but your partner is purely putrid. We are not sure how couples go from euphoria to ‘you-suck’ so quickly, but it happens. While the emotional fallout of the wedding no-go is for another post, and we aren’t getting into any ethical issues around whether you should or want to return the rock, we want to know: once he puts a ring on it, is it a case of ‘no-take-backs’ or can your partner legally do a…
  • Are Millennial Marriages More Divorce-Proof?

    Barbara Greenberg PhD
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    No doubt, marriage is risky, but it’s still, by definition, a ‘forever institution’. While  experts have long debated the doomsday  ’40-50% of marriages end in divorce stat’ , the fact is divorce rates are going down in the US. While the news is a bit rosier for Americans, in general, Millennials may actually have a better built-in shot at divorce-proofing their marriages than other groups simply because of their views on marriage, and the reason we unhitch in the first place.   1. Age Before Marriage  How old you are when you…
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    True Food Movement

  • Poll: Your Favorite Summer Drink

    admin
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    We conducted a poll this summer to determine your favorite summer drink. As we head into Labor Day we wanted to share our results with you. Iced Tea 31% Arnold Palmer 21% Lemonade 19% Iced Coffee 17% Sweet Tea 11% For those who don’t know, an Arnold Palmer is half lemonade, half iced tea.  A sweet tea is a form of iced tea with so much sugar, it becomes almost syrupy. Of the five beverages, three of them have some variation of iced tea! While you’re enjoying this Labor Day weekend, we wanted to give you some foodie options to thoroughly enjoy your picnics or BBQs. Let us know…
  • Roasted Tomatoes and Parmesan

    admin
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Tomatoes are abundant this time of year, and this is a great time to try out this recipe. The roasted tomatoes and parmesan meld together with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to create a unique dish, great as a side or an appetizer. Imagine this with crusty garlic bread, yum. We wowed two taste-testers, they both said, “this is really good,” while gobbling up forkfuls even though it was right after breakfast. If you’ve been struggling with getting your kids to eat veggies this recipe might work. After a few too many dinner discussions, I told him this tasted “like the…
  • What is sous vide? We talk process and equipment

    admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: SousVideSupreme Chefs and gourmands love the cooking process; sous vide (say soo veed).  It’s a process of cooking food to a certain temperature by placing it in a plastic bag and dipping it into a controlled, heated water bath. Those who have tried sous vide describe the flavors as divine, and the food cooks to a consistent temperature. A medium rare steak is medium rare from the top to the bottom, not just the center of the cut. In fact, the Maillard Reaction (the act of browning meat with high heat) doesn’t happen, so most meat is seared off after cooking to give…
  • Cocktail Sauce Recipe

    admin
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Yes, it’s easy to pick up a jar of cocktail sauce at the fish market, but what if you could create your own, control the flavor and texture, and wow your guests?  Fresh cocktail sauce is the little black dress for shrimp cocktail. We promise it’s worth it. A word about horseradish. We thought we were going to have to hunt for it, but nope, it was right there in Whole Foods waiting for us.  We later checked our local vegetable stand/grocer, and they had it too.  It’s a tuber, and you’ll need to buy an 8″ to 10″ piece.  To prep: Cut off the outer layer…
  • The History of Cake: From origins to whoopie pies

    admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Happy birthday to you! Or congratulations on getting married! Opportunities to enjoy a slice of cake come up on a regular basis. But how much do you really know about this partygoer? What about the inverse of cake, whoopie pie? If you want to know more about this sweet treat then you’ve come to the right article. This is a history of cake. Origins Cake came quickly on the heels of the invention of flour. Historians believe cake is from Egypt, when it was a combination of bread with honey and nuts. The word cake, comes from the Vikings, an old Norse word, kaka. Take the first K and the last…
 
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    Cooking Manager

  • 10 Great Reasons to Cook Fresh Black Beans

    Hannah Katsman
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:36 am
    The kids are back in school, and while the heat hasn’t let up, the smell of routine is in the air. I just finished cooking a pot of black beans, and am enjoying anticipating how I will use them. Beans take a while to prepare, although less than you might think because soaking isn’t strictly necessary. If you’re new to cooking beans, check out my Guide to Cooking Dried Beans from Scratch. I find cooked dried beans one of the most versatile foods to have around. They keep well in the refrigerator, adapt themselves to a wide range of flavors, and even the pickiest eaters…
  • Review: Vegan Start Passover Cookbook

    Hannah Katsman
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    I’ve been stressing about Passover cooking. My 18-year-old son became vegan a few months ago, and I’m afraid my usual menu plan might leave him hungry. Because of the prohibitions against seeds and legumes (kitniyot) in the Eastern European (Ashkenazi) Jewish Passover tradition, vegan staples like lentils, beans and sesame are off the table. Fortunately, my friend Rena Reich came to the rescue with the publication of her new cookbook, Vegan Start Passover Cookbook. You can read my interview with Rena from a few years ago. The recipes in this vegan cookbook do not…
  • How Risky Is It to Eat Questionable Leftovers?

    Hannah Katsman
    8 Mar 2015 | 5:21 am
    One of the most common questions on cooking sites and forums is whether leftover food should be thrown out. The best advice is to prevent these questions , by learning how to store food properly, estimate quantities, keep track of what you have, and use leftovers creatively. But what happens if you fear your food has been hanging around for too long? You can look up storage times on various sites, but the recommendations tend to be overly cautious. So much depends on how the food was prepared, and the storage conditions. I suggest using those sites only as a general guideline. If the…
  • 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. 5.0 from 1 reviews 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…
  • 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…
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    Health News from SciGuru Science News

  • Study reveals the genetic start-up of a human embryo

    4 Sep 2015 | 6:43 am
    An international team of scientists led from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet has for the first time mapped all the genes that are activated in the first few days of a fertilized human egg. The study, which is being published in the journal Nature Communications, provides an in-depth understanding of early embryonic development in human – and scientists now hope that the results will...
  • Body Fat Hormone Leptin Influences Runner's High

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    The euphoric feeling that gives runners a motivational boost in the middle of their workout is in part modulated by the satiety hormone leptin, a new study reports September 1 in Cell Metabolism. Mice with reduced leptin signaling in the brain logged nearly twice as many miles on a running wheel compared with normal mice. The research suggests that falling leptin levels send a hunger signal to...
  • Health risks of saturated fats aggravated by immune response

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    High levels of saturated fat in the blood could make an individual more prone to inflammation and tissue damage, a new study suggests. Received wisdom on the health risks of eating saturated fat has been called into question recently. This new research supports the view that excessive consumption of saturated fat can be bad for us.
  • Reward, aversion behaviors activated through same brain pathways​​

    3 Sep 2015 | 6:38 am
    New research may help explain why drug treatments for addiction and depression don’t work for some patients. The conditions are linked to reward and aversion responses in the brain. Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered brain pathways linked to reward and aversion behaviors are in such close proximity that they...
  • NIH study finds calorie restriction lowers some risk factors for age-related diseases

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:27 am
    A National Institutes of Health-supported study providessome of the first clues about the impact of sustained calorie restriction in adults. Results from a two-year clinical trial show calorie restriction in normal-weight and moderately overweight people failed to have some metabolic effects found in laboratory animal studies. However, researchers found calorie restriction modified risk...
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • So Long Chronic Cardio, the Primal Lifestyle Is My New “Go To!”

    Guest
    4 Sep 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! WAY back in the 70’s, I jumped on the running bandwagon. Energized, invigorated, and inspired, running became part of my life, my “go to.” Feeling “blue”? Go for a run! Feeling “fat”? Go for a run!
  • 10 Food Pairings That Make Surprising Nutritional Sense

    Mark Sisson
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    Some foods and flavors are just made for one another. Bacon and eggs. Strawberries and cream. Basil and tomato. Oil and vinegar. Sweet and sour. The list goes on and on. But what’s behind these classic and nearly universal combinations? Does taste alone drive the decision to, say, add fresh herbs to a charred piece of meat? And if pairings are driven by taste, which sounds reasonably, could it be possible that healthy pairings naturally taste better because we’ve evolved an innate draw towards these powerful combinations? The jury may still be out on that one. Nevertheless, some…
  • Why Getting Fit Isn’t the Best Exercise Motivation (and 10 Better Reasons to Move Today)

    Mark Sisson
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    We’re told time and again that in order to get healthy we need to let go of our “lower” instincts (e.g. conserving energy on the couch or preferring to go out and have fun) and embrace future goals. We need to take things seriously – have concrete objectives and clear steps to execute them. It’s about getting down to business and whipping ourselves into shape through the grit of sweat and discipline. Or? Sure, a proclivity to plan for the future and to favor self-control over momentary whim, research shows, will get us far on the health front (PDF). It’s hands down the best…
  • 13 Ways to Move More Throughout the Day (Even While at Work)

    Guest
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    This is a guest post from expert biomechanist Katy Bowman, author of Don’t Just Sit There! Tomorrow, Sept. 2, is the final day to receive the $10-off early-bird discount and several bonus items when you purchase the online multimedia program Don’t Just Sit There! Learn all the details here and gain access today! What research has demonstrated in the last few years is that people aren’t either active or sedentary—they can be both. Even the active people are, by a new definition coined in movement research, actively sedentary. Our totally body movement often tends to boil down…
  • Dear Mark: Sun Aging Skin, Veggies as Carbs, and What Breaks a Fast

    Mark Sisson
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions. First up comes from Carlos, who is worried about the effect of sun exposure on skin aging. Is the type of sun exposure I recommend good for vitamin D levels but bad for the health and appearance of skin? Second, how can someone eat all the vegetables I recommend while keeping their carb intake below acceptable levels? Aren’t veggies really high in carbohydrates? And finally, what “breaks” a fast? How much protein, fat, carbs, and overall calories can a person get away with without shifting…
 
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    Weight Loss Success

  • Convince Yourself To Lose Weight

    George Diamond
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:29 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Convince Yourself To Lose Weight Weight Loss Success Convince Yourself To Lose Weight One of the best things that you can do to lose weight is to talk yourself into doing it.  This serves a few purposes. First, it forces you to come up with reasons you should do it. It eliminates excuses you give to yourself for not doing it. It focuses on the positives not on the negatives. It reinforces your desire to do it. Lastly, it helps you keep your head in the game. Therefore, if you want to lose weight, convince…
  • Are You Kids Causing Your Weight Issues?

    George Diamond
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:49 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Are You Kids Causing Your Weight Issues? Weight Loss Success Are You Kids Causing Your Weight Issues? Having kids increases the odds of junk food being brought into the house and eventually eaten by you. Putting their kids first, parents tend to:  Skip breakfast  Eat high calorie snacks Overlook exercise What can you do? The first thing is to remember that high-calorie snacks will end up turning into fat.  Secondly, it is a good idea to plan your meals and snacks ahead of time. Additionally, plan…
  • Motivate Yourself and Lose Weight Quickly

    George Diamond
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:20 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Motivate Yourself and Lose Weight Quickly Weight Loss Success Motivate Yourself and Lose Weight Quickly As I always say, weight loss is about motivation. It is not just about motivation. It is about having the right motivation. In my first book, “Don’t Diet! Just think And Get Thin,” I discuss the importance of develop a strong enough motivation to take you through the ups and downs of the weight-loss process and how to do it. Weight loss can be challenging. However, with the right…
  • Are Your Prescriptions Adding to Your Weight?

    George Diamond
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:38 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Are Your Prescriptions Adding to Your Weight? Weight Loss Success Are Your Prescriptions Adding to Your Weight? Antidepressants can be weight loss killers.  They can affect your weight by regulating serotonin, which can affect both your mood and your appetite. What can you do? Talk to your doctor to see if it makes sense to reduce your dosage. Consider having it reduced or switched to a different prescription. Additionallyunderstand the increases in appetite linked to the medications you are taking and…
  • Do You Jiggle When You Walk?

    George Diamond
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:18 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Do You Jiggle When You Walk? Weight Loss Success Do You Jiggle When You Walk? Do you jiggle when you walk? How do you like it? If you don’t like it, there is something you can do about it. You can lose the weight. The question is whether you like overeating and jiggling more than you like a little restraint and being thinner. Life is full of choices. Good choices yield good results. Bad choices yield bad results. Jiggling is the results of bad choices. It is the results of choosing to overeat. It is…
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation

    Cammy Chapel
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:11 pm
    Alt title: What Prevented Me From Getting My Head In The Blogging Game I swear, this has been the craziest year! Not bad crazy, exactly, just filled with things that keep me away from the computer. At least, anything FUN on the computer. So what have I been doing? Let’s review. You know about the boot. I sweated through most of the summer in it, but I tried not to let it completely shut me down. I continued to do yard work and housework and other assorted tasks, and I even went to the gym a few times for weight work with the arms, but it wasn’t the same as full body workouts. The…
  • Back on My Feet…Mostly

    Cammy Chapel
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:08 pm
    I’m pleased to report that I have graduated from the clunky old air boot to a new, easier to manage,boot-let. This is more of a compression sleeve, really, with a hard plastic bottom to it. By removing the insert to my Asics, I am able to cram the entire bootlet into my shoe. It’s not exactly like walking on air, but it’s not that clunky boot, and I’m grateful for that. I’m still not cleared for distance-walking or biking, but going to the gym is sooooo much more enjoyable now. The big boot and the machines at the gym didn’t work for me, so I’ve been…
  • Alphabet Soup: The ‘L’ Words

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

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

    Cammy Chapel
    4 Jun 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Well, the verdict is on my foot woes. It’s not good, but it’s not as bad as it could be. Photo Credit Peroneal Subluxation. At least, that’s what I think the podiatrist said. He had a needle in the side of my foot at the time, and I was having a little trouble concentrating. Basically, my tendons are twisted up, and I have some inflammation caused by that. No fracture. No apparent tears or shredding. I’ll take that and count my blessings. The treatment, at this point: Yep, I got the boot. Worse, I got the boot for 6-8 weeks! I don’t know if I can do 6-8 weeks,…
 
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    E2dietitian

  • Healthy Popcorn Snacks

    e2dietitian
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:51 am
    This should-be healthy, wholegrain is popping up on grocery store shelves everywhere.  Is it really healthy, how does it differ from movie store popcorn, what’s the best brand and are there any do-it-yourself recipes? Is it really healthy? Yes, popcorn... Read More ›
  • What the World Snacks On

    e2dietitian
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:38 am
    Which region prefers chips, chocolate, cheese, cookies and fruit as their top 5 fruits of choice?
  • An Athlete’s Hydration Needs

    e2dietitian
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    With the heat index on the rise it’s a good time to review your hydration needs before, during and after exercise. You may have seen recent headlines suggesting that athletes need only use thirst as their guide on when to... Read More ›
  • Watermelon: An Athlete’s Top Fruit Choice

    e2dietitian
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Replenishes sweat loss, reduces inflammation and is cost effective.
  • Michigan Cherries

    e2dietitian
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:51 am
    Good for heart health, athletic performance and enhancing sleep.
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Magic Mushrooms: Scientists Discover How the Magic Works

    BeWellBuzz
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Scientists are now beginning to understand how the psychoactive chemical of magic mushrooms generates profoundly transformative psychedelic experiences. This post from News.Mic explains how psilocybin goes about transforming the brain’s activity and why you should care. The news: Psilocybin, the psychoactive chemical that puts the magic in magic mushrooms, has long been known to act on serotonin receptors in the brain. But researchers haven’t figured out quite how psilocybin produces psychedelic experiences — until now. New research published on…
  • Potential Health Benefits of Coffee Are Surprisingly Large

    BeWellBuzz
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com A systematic review of the effect of long-term consumption of coffee on cardiovascular disease brings to light more consensus on coffee’s health benefits. This post from The New York Times reviews the evidence behind coffee consumption and health in an effort to put to rest the idea that coffee is a “vice” or something we all need to cut back on. When I was a kid, my parents refused to let me drink coffee because they believed it would “stunt my growth.” It turns out, of course, that this is a myth. Studies have failed, again and again, to show that coffee…
  • Scientists Concerned Over Harm Caused by Non-Stick Cookware

    BeWellBuzz
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com 200 scientists have come together to express their concern about the widespread use of non-stick cookware and greaseproof packaging. This post from TreeHugger reports the publishing of an opinion document about the harmful effects of fluorinated chemicals from the coatings. Today, a group of leading scientists are expressing their concern over the spread of a class of chemicals called poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which are commonly found in non-stick cookware and food packaging. The group has published their opinion in Environmental Health…
  • Raw Cannabis Juice Helps in Eliminating 40 Prescription Drugs

    BeWellBuzz
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com New methods of reaping the many benefits of marijuana are being researched by cannabis enthusiasts, with the latest being juicing of raw cannabis. This post from Body, Mind, Soul & Spirit reveals how raw cannabis juice could enhance many of the benefits associated with smoking, vaporizing, or eating cannabis. More and more we are beginning to understand that marijuana is far more than a street-level ‘drug’. In fact, research shows that it’s a healing plant — and it doesn’t have to get you high. And as we learn more about this healing plant, we learn…
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • Homemade Gym Equipment Cleaner Spray

    Andrea Butje
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Make a homemade gym equipment cleaner with essential oils! Part of your post-workout ritual probably includes wiping down the gym equipment or yoga mat you used. This is important even if you work out alone, but especially if you’re part of a community, like a gym or yoga studio. In that case, it’s kind of a Golden Rule! Warm, moist, shared environments can foster bacteria growth, and so can soft, porous material, like yoga mats or the seats of exercise bikes. That’s one reason athletic teams that share equipment often come down with the same illnesses. It’s a good idea to wipe down…
  • Sleep Sweet! A Bedtime Aromatherapy Recipe for Kids

    Andrea Butje
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Aromatherapy to help kids sleep safe and sound I love making aromatherapy recipes that kids can use! But I do want to be careful about the amount of essential oils (and the kinds of oils) that I use for kids. I choose essential oils that are super-safe, and aromas that are familiar. So this is a bedtime recipe I call Sleep Sweet. It’s a relaxing aromatherapy spray that you can use in kids’ rooms, and on their linens and blankets, when they’re trying to fall asleep. 1 oz (30 ml) water 3 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia) 3 drops Sweet Orange essential oil (Citrus…
  • How To Make a Homemade Bathroom Scrub

    Andrea Butje
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    A homemade bathroom scrub so safe you can mix it with your hands! I use this homemade bathroom scrub on my tub, shower walls, sinks, and anywhere that needs a good, deep scrub. It’s got an abrasive element (thanks to the baking soda) and stain-lifting power (thanks to the vinegar), and it’s so nourishing for my skin that I don’t need to use cleaning gloves. (I don’t like using chemical cleaners that aren’t safe for skin, or for breathing in!) I make this recipe in a glass container that holds at least two cups (roughly 470 gm). It won’t take up that much space, but I leave extra…
  • Homemade Shower Gel for Your Gym Bag

    Andrea Butje
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Make a homemade shower gel to take to the gym! There is nothing like that glow you feel after a good session at the gym or yoga class—when your muscles are tired but your mind has such a sense of open clarity. Do you still feel like you’re making healthy choices while freshening up in the locker room? Some showers in locker rooms don’t have body products for you to use . . . and those that do can sometimes make you look twice! Are they natural and safe? Will they dry out your skin? Who else has used them? I have a recipe for homemade shower gel that you can carry in your gym bag. You…
  • Make a Soothing Spray for Natural Sunburn Relief

    Andrea Butje
    3 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Natural sunburn relief you can make at home (and keep in the fridge!) Nobody ever wants to get sunburned. We try to have a moderate amount of sun exposure, keep covered up, or to use skin-friendly sunscreens with natural ingredients. But sometimes we get carried away working in the garden, live in or vacation at a tropical place, take a longer walk than we intended, or we just forget! We don’t even realize we’re getting burned while it’s happening. And then that evening, we get a look at ourselves in the mirror, see that red skin, and think, “Oh no!” You can make a natural sunburn…
 
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    Disease Conditions

  • Hemiparesis

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:42 am
    Hemiparesis is weakness of the entire left or right side of the body. Hemiplegia is its most severe form, complete paralysis of half of the body. Hemiparesis and hemiplegia can be caused by different medical conditions, including congenital causes, trauma, tumors, or stroke.[1]Signs and symptomseditDepending on the type of hemiparesis diagnosed, different bodily functions can be affected. Some effects are expected (i.e., partial paralysis of a limb on the affected side). Other impairments, though, can at first seem completely non-related to the limb weakness but are, in fact, a…
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • Visual Impairment – Loneliness and Social Isolation

    Larry Lewis
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Visual Impairment – Loneliness and Social Isolation was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Visual impairment will initially have an incredibly negative impact on both your mental health and quality of life. The effects range from practical issues regarding daily activities to a decline in psychological wellbeing, and one of the most difficult things to deal with is the feeling of loneliness and social isolation.. Many of the people I’ve spoken with who like me have had to learn to cope with visual impairment comment that one of the hardest things they’ve had to deal with is the…
  • Life Has Its Ups and Downs

    Larry Lewis
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Life Has Its Ups and Downs was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Life Has Its Ups and Downs, but it is entirely up to you to ensure there are more ups than downs.  It is said 'only when we move forward out of fear can we truly embrace life's ups and downs with dignity and grace.' “Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.” Bruce Lee My life will not be defined by my struggles or my personal woes. I may have struggled with the consequences of my visual impairment, yet this won’t be what I will be remembered for because I refuse to allow it to hold me…
  • Visual Impairment – How to Avoid Emotional Meltdown

    Larry Lewis
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Visual Impairment – How to Avoid Emotional Meltdown was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living One of the toughest things to cope with when trying to deal with visual impairment or recovery from any other illness is dealing with the emotional issues. If you don’t, then potentially you risk facing emotional meltdown which is a rapid or disastrous decline or collapse of your emotions which could lead to a total breakdown. It is an emotional reaction to being placed in an overwhelming situation from which there is no easy escape, but escape you must. You need to establish an…
  • Building A Legacy

    Larry Lewis
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:59 am
    Building A Legacy was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Today I want you to think about something. This is the first step in building a legacy. Initially the idea will frighten you. You will be very uncomfortable doing what I’m about to ask. Yet it will I assure you bring great reward. I want you to imagine in your mind, using your ability to see, feel and hear through your imagination that you are at your funeral.  Your family and friends have gathered to honour your life together with the people you have significantly contributed something positive to. How many people are in…
  • What matters to you?

    Larry Lewis
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:34 am
    What matters to you? was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living I’d like you to ponder the question, what matters to you? This question is simple but often finding your answer is extremely challenging. Yet taking the time to answer this question will provide invaluable insight about your life purpose, values, and true authentic self. These three things will energise your life when you connect to them. “It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?” Henry David Thoreau You’re considering what it is that is most important to you in life,…
 
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    Elements4Health

  • Incense Could Pose a Health Risk

    Dana
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Burning incense could be bad for your health, according to the first study evaluating the health risks associated with its indoor use. The effects of incense and cigarette smoke were also compared, and made for some surprising results. The research was led by Rong Zhou of the South China University of Technology and the China Tobacco Guangdong Industrial Company in China, and is published in Springer’s journal Environmental Chemistry Letters. Incense burning is a traditional and common practice in many families and in most temples in Asia. It is not only used for religious purposes,…
  • Having Trouble Sleeping? Maybe You Need to Spend More Time Outdoors

    Dana
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    Spending time in nature is good for the soul as when as the body. Men and persons age 65 and older who have access to natural surroundings, whether it’s the green space of a nearby park or a sandy beach and an ocean view, report sleeping better, according to a new University of Illinois study published in Preventive Medicine. “It’s hard to overestimate the importance of high-quality sleep,” said Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, a U of I professor of kinesiology and community health and a faculty member in the U of I’s Division of Nutritional Sciences. “Studies show that inadequate sleep…
  • Smokeless Chewing Tobacco Has Global Public Health Impact

    Dana
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Chewing tobacco can be just as dangerous as cigarettes. More than a quarter of a million people die each year from using smokeless tobacco, researchers at the University of York have concluded. Millions more have their lives shortened by ill health due to the effects of chewing tobacco-based products, the study reveals. Researchers say it is the first time the global impact of smokeless tobacco consumption on adults has been assessed. The team, which included collaboration from the University of Edinburgh and Imperial College, London, says governments and public health bodies need to…
  • Flu Remedies Shown to Fight E. Coli Bacteria

    Dana
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The same medicine your doctor prescribes for the flu may have a surprising new application. Trillions of bacteria populate the human gut – which makes them more common than any other cells in our body. The composition of this bacterial population is very variable and influenced by our diet. Diseases, but also antibiotic treatments can induce significant shifts in this equilibrium. If entire bacterial groups suddenly multiply heavily, critical situations occur. They damage the intestinal tissue and cause inflammations. How such shifts are triggered largely remained a mystery. Physiologists…
  • Encouraging Breastfeeding Saves Lives

    Dana
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    Breast is best. We’ve heard the benefits of breastfeeding before, but a new study shows that nursing has the potential to save lives. A review of all relevant medical research on breastfeeding practices, infants 0 to 5 months of age who were predominantly, partially, or not breastfed had 1.5-, 4.8-, and 14.4-times higher risks of dying, respectively, compared with exclusively breastfed infants. Also, children aged 6 to 23 months who were not breastfed had about a 2-times higher risk of dying than children who were continued on breastfeeding. “The findings underscore the importance of…
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    BitterSweet

  • Silent Saturday: Leftovers from Austin

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:15 am
    (As I begin packing my bags for the next great adventure, it’s becoming clear that if I don’t share the last roundup of photos from my time in Texas now, I probably never will. There are still many more photos from my time in the “friendship state”- If you’re interested in seeing the full set, browse on over to my Flickr album.) Vegan Breakfast Platter with Vanilla-Pecan Pancakes from Kerbey Lane Cafe Garden Breakfast with Tofu Scramble from Bouldin Creek Cafe Vegan ‘Harvey P’ Rueben from Shhmaltz Beet Mushroom Walnut Burger from Counter Culture…
  • Posole for the Soul

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:14 am
    Just like the changing of the seasons themselves, the life cycle of a garden is predictable, yet invariably astonishing. It seems so improbable that such tiny seeds could ever be filled with life and produce edible fruit that it truly takes me by surprise, every single year, when I can reach out and pop that first tiny cherry tomato into my mouth. It’s the most natural process on earth and still it tastes like magic. The first few harvests repeat this very same process; the wonder, the amazement, and the adoration of such impeccably fresh produce growing right in my backyard. Doing…
  • More Mac and Cheese, Please

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:58 am
    Like countless other American children, I had an unshakable affinity for mac and cheese even before I could properly pronounce the words to request it. Elbows, twists, ambiguous character shapes that would better be described as pasta amoeba; they were all greeted with enthusiasm, as long as they came from that magical blue box. I had never even heard of such a thing as baked macaroni and cheese until I hit high school, and by then it was much too late to swap allegiances. Soft noodles slowly drowning in a pool of neon yellow cheese sauce were the only thing for me, and no bread crumbs,…
  • No Dumb Blonde

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:53 am
    For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction; applied to baked goods, this theory could be interpreted to say that for every brownie, there is a blondie. Isn’t science great? Thus, when my brownie crisps were received with such voracious enthusiasm, I knew right away that there would need to be a round two for this experiment. Boasting the same satisfying crunch in a lighter golden-brown package, these sweet squares are the perfect contrast to the dark, devilish rendition that inspired them. I can’t say that one is better than the other- In fact, I think it would be…
  • Brownie Points

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:24 am
    Way to steal my thunder, Trader Joe. After all of these years, countless visits, and quite a few generous “donations,” I thought you were my friend. Why did you have to deprive me the glory of unleashing brownie crisps upon the hungry, sweet-toothed masses? Granted, I’m far from the first person to invent the concept of thin, crunchy planks of brownie goodness, but earlier offerings were hardly widespread, and far from affordable. You just had to make them so easily available, effortlessly satisfying chocolate cravings across the country, no hunting or penny pinching…
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • New Ways to Warm Up Before a Workout

    Anytime Fitness
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Warming up is important, but a personalized habit. Get some ideas from Anytime Fitness members and then try something new to refresh your routine! The post New Ways to Warm Up Before a Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • The Best Stretches for Fighting Decreased Flexibility

    Shannon Fable
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    General aging and so much sitting is detrimental to our flexibility. Here's a quick stretch routine to help stay on track! The post The Best Stretches for Fighting Decreased Flexibility appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Freezer-Friendly Veggie Pasta Bake

    Cassie Johnston
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Make school night dinners easier to pull together with some healthy, freezer-friendly meals like this veggie pasta bake. The post Freezer-Friendly Veggie Pasta Bake appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • The Secret to Achieving Your New Fitness Goals

    Christine McDonough
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Big goals are daunting, and hard to navigate. Use this three-step guide to setting and actually achieving your new fitness goals! The post The Secret to Achieving Your New Fitness Goals appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • September 2015 Workout Calendar

    Anytime Fitness
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    Press the reboot button and get back to fitness and routine this month by using our printable workout calendar or creating your own. The post September 2015 Workout Calendar appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • 3 Biggest Myths about Sunscreen

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:30 am
    When it comes to sunscreen, there is a lot of conflicting information available. From media to so-called experts, it seems as though someone is always touting a new sunscreen wonder to ensure sun protection. It can be confusing and absolutely exhausting to try to discern the good information from the fluff! Have you been hoodwinked by a sunscreen product? Please share your story below in the comments. How about putting a few common misconceptions about sunscreen to rest once and for all? Here are some common sunscreen myths that, once debunked, could provide valuable protection for you and…
  • Healthy Habits to Teach Kids

    Angela
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:07 pm
    It’s that time of year again where your kids are heading back to school or are already in school. Besides learning the regular course curriculum, one of the most important topics to teach kids is how to maintain their health at the same time they are balancing important responsibilities – like school! We know this can be tough. After all, Dr. Bailey has raised her two children and knows many of the challenges busy parents face trying to build a strong “self-care muscle” for kids as a foundation for the rest of their lives. She often says: A strong foundation of good…
  • Brighten Someone’s Day with #RandomActsofRetail

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:14 am
    In this busy and often impersonal modern age in which we live, it seems like acts of kindness are rare. It’s sad, but true. No, I’m not saying that people are insensitive or cruel, but in our defense, we’re all so busy and often never see the face of someone we interact with or how our curt, surly or impatient act lands on the recipient (think driving or telephone customer service agents)! Between work and kids, obligatory events, the internet and machines that take the place of humans (like ATMs, self-service gas and grocery checkout), time is precious; and moments of personal…
  • Health Awareness Fatigue? 3 Ways to Reconnect

    Tammy
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The month of August holds the distinction of several awareness campaigns, Psoriasis Awareness being one. Next month staggers under the weight of 10. And that doesn’t include the ones without “awareness” in the title. What’s with all the awareness campaigns? It might feel like every week there’s a different awareness popping up, one more disease or sickness to recognize. It’s so easy to brush it off because we’ve become desensitized to the rapidly piling lists of problems we have in this world, from Sepsis Awareness (September) to Breast Cancer…
  • New Advances in Rosacea

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    In the last year, two new advances in our treatment and understanding of rosacea have occurred that I am excited to share. For those of us who have spent our professional lifetime treating rosacea, it’s really satisfying to see pieces of the enigmatic rosacea puzzle come together. Genetics The first exciting rosacea puzzle piece is in genetics and is thanks to the new frontier of genetic mapping. Dermatologists and rosacea patients have long observed that rosacea-prone skin runs in families. Now, researchers at Stanford, working with the genetics company called 23andMe have substantiated…
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    Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog - Augusta GA

  • Survivor Winner Ethan Zohn Goes on the Record about Chiropractic

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:28 am
    As a professional soccer player, cancer survivor, and winner of the hit reality show Survivor, Ethan Zohn has made headlines for his plethora of accomplishments.  On January 22, 2010 he was ranked 14th in the USL Second Division Top 15 of the Decade, which announced a list of the best and most influential players of the previous decade.  In addition to winning Survivor: Africa, Zohn has also appeared on Survivor: All Stars, Celebrity Apprentice, Fear Factor, and The Discovery Channel. What many may not know is Zohn’s personal connection to chiropractic.  With his brother as a…
  • Treatment for Osgood-Schlatter Disease in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    26 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Osgood-Schlatter disease is seen in the growing child and adolescent, particularly those who participate in athletics. This is an age where the bones are typically growing faster than the muscles and tendons. As a result, the muscles and tendons have a tendency to become tight. It is most common in young athletes who play games or sports that involve running and jumping. Osgood-Schlatter’s disease was discovered and defined in 1903 by Dr. Robert Osgood and Dr. Carol Schlatter.   Osgood-Schlatter disease is most often seen in preteen and teenage boys from 10 to 15 years old. It is…
  • Study Shows Chiropractic Effective for Adult Scoliosis Patients

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    11 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Adult scoliosis encompasses a broad group of individuals who have varying causes of their spinal deformity.  These include idiopathic scoliosis, with its onset in childhood but presenting with pain and worsening deformity in the adult.  Other causes include congenital anomalies that arise in-utero, degenerative scoliosis caused by disc degeneration, post traumatic scoliosis (occurring as a result of fractures of the spine), and neuro-muscular scoliosis often seen in patients with polio, muscular dystrophies, or other neuromuscular disorders.   Symptoms of Scoliosis Back pain is the…
  • Treatment for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Knee pain is a common problem for both athletes and non-athletes. For someone who has not been involved in a traumatic injury, a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) may be the problem. PFPS goes by several other names, including chondromalacia patella, patellar pain syndrome, and anterior knee pain.   What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Patellofemoral pain syndrome refers to pain at the front of the knee, in and around the kneecap. (The kneecap, or patella, is the triangle-shaped bone at the front of the knee joint. The pain usually is accompanied by tenderness along…
  • Study shows Improvement with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome after Chiropractic Care

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Everyone knows what it’s like to be tired, but those suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are more than just tired all of the time. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome leaves its sufferers exhausted to the point that even a short walk around the block will send them to bed too worn out to even do what it takes to live a normal life–and yet they used to run several miles a day. The big problem is that this exhaustion goes on and on, day in and day out for months or even years.   How Many Are Affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates…
 
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    OrthoStreams

  • Integra acquires the Salto Total Ankle Replacement From Tornier

    T
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Integra LifeSciences to Acquire Total Ankle Replacement (Salto Talaris(R)) and Silastic Toe Replacement (Futura(TM)) Product Portfolios From Tornier N.V. (press release) Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:IART) and Tornier N.V. (NASDAQ:TRNX), today announced a definitive agreement under which Integra will acquire the United States rights to Tornier’s Salto Talaris® and Salto XT™ ankle replacement products and Tornier’s […]
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    Heart Sisters

  • I don’t want to talk about it…

    Carolyn Thomas
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:19 am
    In our culture, we ‘shine a light’ on hidden issues, we ‘air them out,’ we ‘come clean,’ and we ‘get things off our chest.’ But what if talking about a medical condition actually causes pain or trauma? This patient suggests that sometimes talking about it could in fact be self-harm.
  • No, really – patient education that’s actually useful!

    Carolyn Thomas
    23 Aug 2015 | 4:11 am
    No matter how brilliant you think your healthy lifestyle advice to patients might be, if you can't entice others to read it, listen to it or watch it, it is - trust me! - useless information. Here's an example of a patient education booklet that people will actually read...
  • A letter to my pre-heart attack self

    Carolyn Thomas
    22 Aug 2015 | 1:21 pm
    If only I'd known before becoming a heart patient some of the things I've learned since 2008...
  • When a serious diagnosis makes you feel mad as hell

    Carolyn Thomas
    16 Aug 2015 | 4:10 am
    "Some people feel angry that they have heart problems. They may feel they have 'done all the right things' and that their cardiac condition is unfair. And sometimes being angry with others - or at yourself - is a way of covering up underlying fear and anxiety."
  • Which patients does the “patient voice” represent?

    Carolyn Thomas
    9 Aug 2015 | 4:14 am
    There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all patient - no matter what the diagnosis happens to be, and no matter what medical textbooks tell us.
 
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • I Thought It Was a Typo…

    Jeryldine Saville
    21 Aug 2015 | 11:44 am
    By Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPA Vice President for Research and Scientific Programs Solve ME/CFS Initiative During the course of interviewing for this position, I was reviewing the amount of government spending on ME/CFS. I came across a figure of $5.4 million in one article. I assumed the number must have been a typo. I thought, not only as a rational reader, but also as a scientist who directed a research laboratory and balanced budgets, that it must be $5 billion, with a “b,” not million with an “m.” After all, for a devastating illness destroying the lives of at least 2.5 million people…
  • Peter Rowe – Part Four

    Jeryldine Saville
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:38 am
    In the fourth and final installment of his follow-up to our July 16 webinar, Dr. Peter Rowe, director of the Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, responds to patients’ questions on the intersection of PEM and OI and exercise intolerance with OI. To view the recording of the full webinar, go to our YouTube channel here. To sign up for future blog updates, go here.   Q: Do you think that people with ME/CFS who have problems being upright should be tested for OI as standard procedure? If so, how can we make this happen? How can we educate clinicians about this?
  • Peter Rowe – Part Three

    Jeryldine Saville
    6 Aug 2015 | 10:56 am
    In Part Three of his follow-up to our July 16 webinar, Dr. Peter Rowe, director of the Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, responds to patients’ questions on the intersection of PEM and OI and exercise intolerance with OI. Dr. Rowe will provide answers to additional questions in the fourth installment in this blog series. Q: Do you consider PEM to have these features—trivial trigger, delayed onset, delayed peak and inclusion of flu-like symptoms, as well as fatigue, brain fog—and to be part of OI? A: PEM symptoms can have a relatively trivial trigger,…
  • Peter Rowe – Part Two

    Jeryldine Saville
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:10 pm
    In Part Two of his follow-up to our July 16 webinar, Dr. Peter Rowe, director of the Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, responds to patients’ questions on orthostatic intolerance, methylation, beta blockers and the effects of talking during tilt table testing. Dr. Rowe will provide answers to additional questions in the third and fourth installments in this blog series. Q: Cardiologists continue to be dismissive, even though orthostatic intolerance (OI) is so obvious in these studies. What is being done/planned to educate this important group of physicians, such…
  • Dr. Peter Rowe’s Responses to Follow-Up Webinar Questions

    Jeryldine Saville
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:49 pm
    On July 16, the Solve ME/CFS Initiative hosted a webinar with Dr. Peter Rowe, director of the Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, called, “Inducing Post-Exertional Malaise in ME/CFS: A Look at the Research Evidence.” Dr. Rowe has followed up with his responses to questions that were unable to be answered during the webinar due to time limitations. Given the number of questions posed, Dr. Rowe’s responses will be featured in a series of blog posts, beginning with this one. Q: Has there been a study distinguishing PEM in CFS, controls and other fatiguing…
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    Health Blog

  • Secondhand Smoke Infographic

    Health Blog
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:16 am
    Based on research, and although evidence is incomplete, there’s enough evidence available to support legislation against smoking in cars when children are present. This research was carried out to determine the health risk of second hand smoke to children when in a car. The researchers also wished to demonstrate that even though smoking in...
  • 5 Important Things That You Need To Know About Cannabidiol

    Health Blog
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:16 pm
    1. What is cannabidiol? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a major component of cannabis and is a compound that belongs to a class of molecules known as cannabinoids. Another compound found in cannabis in high concentrations is tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) By making use of selective breeding methods, cannabis growers such as CW Botanicals have managed to create...
  • Help To Protect Your Brain With Simple Exercise

    Health Blog
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:37 am
    According to a study, regular moderate to intense exercise could protect the brain from “silent strokes,” small brain lesions that are the first sign of cerebrovascular disease. Cerebrovascular disease is a group of brain disorders related to disease of the blood vessels that supply the brain. Cerebrovascular disease includes all disorders in which an...
  • Improve Blood Flow To The Brain With A Little Exercise

    Health Blog
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:14 am
    Research indicates that it is never too late to enjoy the health benefits of moderate aerobic exercise. Brisk walking for 30 to 50 minutes 3 or 4 times each week for 3 months improved blood flow to the brain as much as 15% in a study of women. At the start of the research,...
  • How To Improve Quality Of Sleep Easily With Exercise

    Health Blog
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    According to a study, people had better quality of sleep and felt more alert throughout the day if they get a minimum of 150 minutes of exercise every week. From a sample of over 2,600 18 – 85 aged women and men, researchers found that 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each...
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    MediAngels, World's First Online Hospital - Blog

  • Online or Video Consultation – Importance of the Virtual OPD in India

    admin
    4 Sep 2015 | 2:19 am
    With the onset of a digital revolution, India is witnessing a rapid paradigm shift in the way it perceives healthcare. As distances between places vanish in the connected world, the medical industry is gradually adopting the idea of a flat-world, …
  • REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH HIGHLY NEGLECTED: ADOLESCENTS AT RISK – MEDI ANGELS

    admin
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:38 am
      A survey on sexual health and wellness conducted by MediAngels.com, found that young adults in India have faced a whopping 4.9 per cent rise in the number of sexually transmitted infections, amongst adolescents, in the last four years. With …
  • Heart Disease – And How Second Opinion Could Change Your Life

    Dr. Vijay Surase
    9 Aug 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Heart-disease diagnosis and treatment must customarily involve more than one specialist perspective. Regardless of whether the doctor is competent or trustworthy, a medical second opinion must be mandatory. In this blog, Dr. Vijay Surase, a world renowned Cardiologist, talks about how important seeking a second opinion is, in critical cases like heart conditions.
  • Why Doctors Should Embrace Second Opinion – and Not Fear It

    Dr. Debraj Shome
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:06 am
    A second opinion is every patient's right. It is entirely up to the patient to approach another specialist, just to be sure. A doctor's responsibility doesn't end with treatment. It is also important to educate the patient about all aspects of the disease & the plan of treatment which would help the patients overcome their anxiety. Only when the doctor shares information openly, will patients take treatment positively & co-operatively. Another important reason why doctors must embrace second opinion is that, allowing a peer to look into your patient's case will bring out a fresh…
  • Second opinion in cancer – Why is it Important to seek the best cancer specialists in the world

    Dr. Debraj Shome
    18 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    In 2008, when my father complained of a persistent cough that wouldn’t respond to any of the usual antibiotics, we decided to get a precautionary CT scan done. Despite the fact that he and I are both qualified medical doctors, …
 
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  • The rice diet program promises good results

    John Smith
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:02 am
    If you want to lose weight at a very little expense and without facing heavy toll on your health then the rice diet program is highly recommended to take up. It’s not that the rice diet plan forces you to rely solely on the rice to lose weight; it refers to a bit rigorous practice to fight obesity within a set time frame. The rice diet weight loss results are very exciting and encouraging if you stick to the plan. Many people have been taking the advantages of this program for the long-lasting weight loss. This health program was first introduced by German-born Walter Kempner, who found it…
  • Mangosteen is the queen of fruits

    John Smith
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:49 am
    If you want your diet plan centered to one or two fruits, then mangosteen is a good option to try. The intake mangosteen juice promises high health benefits including weight loss and bright skin. Native to Indonesia and other tropical countries, mangosteen tastes sweet, tangy, and fibrous. This fruit is widely available in many South East Asian countries like Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore. Looking at the Mangosteen benefits for weight loss, skincare and other body parts, the Indian state Kerala have also started taking up its cultivation. Mangosteen has three major parts…
  • Human pheromones as a natural perfume for attraction

    John Smith
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:18 am
    Love is in the air, have you felt it? Well, it’s not a metaphor, but a reality that can be sensed in the form of human pheromones perfume. It somehow signifies the presence of the opposite sex around you. Human pheromones as a natural perfume for attraction Pheromone: Talking about the term ‘’pheromone”, it was coined by Peter Karlson and Martin Lüscher who identified a chemical cocktail secreted by an animal and then he received the similar signals from the other animal of the same species. The aerobic signal pheromone (also called bombykol) was first time identified in silk moths.
  • Health benefits of kelp supplements

    John Smith
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:04 am
    It seems a bit strange that a secret of good health lies under the sea, but it’s true. It’s proved by the health benefits of kelp supplements that make you believe how a sea plant can make the difference. Till date the research studies on the kelp have found that the wellness supplements promised by this seaweed are unmatched. Also known as brown algae (Phaeophyceae), kelp has the capacity to mitigate the severity of cancer and can control the effects of radioactive materials in the human body. The remarkable benefits of sea kelp have been utilized in many eastern countries for decades.
  • Specific diet for prostate health

    John Smith
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:37 am
    The strong and healthy prostate is highly desired by men, and any problem with this part of the reproductive system can disturb your life. Talking about the natural treatment, you can pick a specific diet for prostate health promising long-lasting effects. Anatomy of prostate: The prostate is a gland that produces reproductive fluid or sperm. This gland surrounds the urethra and the reproductive bladder. If it gets enlarged, it could restrict urethra from releasing urine through the penis. Probably, if you feel a bit difficulty in releasing urine, the enlargement of the prostate may be a…
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    HealthPlace.com

  • Curcumin Health Benefits

    Tomas Hubot
    11 Aug 2015 | 4:09 am
    turmeric powder and turmeric root Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid in turmeric and is responsible for turmeric’s yellow colour. It is a lipophilic (fat-loving) phenolic substance with a characteristic yellow colour derived from the rhizome of the plant turmeric (Curcuma longa). Curcumin is the most biologically active constituent of turmeric and has attracted a lot of attention due to the large number of scientific studies that have been carried out which suggest it may have numerous health benefits. Applications Anti-inflammatory Activity A primary mechanism of curcumin relates to its…
  • 5 best Herbal Medicine Books

    Tomas Hubot
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs and Food Supplements Natural health’s number-one bestseller for more than twenty years, completely revised and updated. With more than five million copies sold, Prescription for Nutritional Healing is the most trusted, comprehensive source on dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, and herbs. A pioneer in the field of nutritional healing, Phyllis Balch passionately and meticulously researched and compiled this groundbreaking book. Now, a generation later, her message…
  • How to Overcome Alcohol Addiction Even When You Drink Everyday

    Tomas Hubot
    7 Jan 2014 | 2:55 am
    Should I just reduce my alcohol intake or should I eliminate it completely? This is the question that bothers most alcoholics. Some argue that they have their alcoholic intake under control, and that they can do it on special occasions. For others, there is no other recourse than to completely detach themselves from alcohol consumption. However, the important question is this: cut back on drinking or stop drinking completely? The answer to this question actually depends on a number of important factors. You may want to quit drinking altogether for a number of reasons. – Uncontrolled…
  • Essential Oils Can Help With Food Addictions

    Tomas Hubot
    27 Dec 2013 | 1:01 am
    Food addictions are more common than people realize. There are many people addicted to fast food, junk food, fatty foods, and/or sugar. Often, the person may realize that the foods are not healthy for them, but they are unable to stop eating those foods because of the compulsive response to eat. Essential oils can be beneficial to break the cycle of addictive behavior. They can help to lift the mental state and strengthen the resolve to stay away from the trigger foods. Also, it is common for people to experience a reduction in addictive cravings and a decrease in negative symptoms when they…
  • Essential Oils Help to Bum Fat

    Tomas Hubot
    14 Dec 2013 | 1:00 am
    Using essential oils on location where excess fat is stored may be helpful to help emulsify, reduce, or eliminate fat in the body. For example, some people are concerned about cellulite and fat storage on their thighs and butt, and using essential oils topically may actually help to shrink the fat cells and reduce the appearance of cellulite. The best way to use the oils in this case is by using essential oils along with a carrier oil, and rubbing it onto the location of concern. You may consider trying a combination of any of these essential oils: Grapefruit Cypress Eucalyptus Wintergreen…
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  • 6 Foods You Should Never Eat

    Guest Author
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:12 am
    A healthy diet should revolve around plenty of vegetables, whole grains, and fruits. That’s no secret. However, what about the foods that you should never touch? Is there a black list of foods that should be avoided like the plague? Well the answers are trickier. Just ask two nutritionists and you will definitely get conflicting answers. Nevertheless, there are some foods that most health experts agree on since the scientific proof again the consumption of is sound and the evidence is mounting. You just can’t deny it. Here is a list of the worst foods you can ever eat along with healthier…
  • 5 Tips to Sleep Better

    Guest Author
    5 Aug 2015 | 2:21 am
    As you prepare to welcome your new baby into your lives, you may also be preparing for many sleepless nights. Most newborns will not establish a regular sleep schedule that allows parents to sleep through the night until they are at least six to nine months old, if not older. However, expectant mothers often struggle with getting a full night of sleep well before they give birth. With the increasing amount of discomfort that you may be dealing with as your belly and baby grow, it is understandable that sleep may be elusive. However, by following a few important tips, you can more easily get…
  • Success Secrets of the High School Drop-out Who Built a Worldwide Business Empire

    Guest Author
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:06 am
    More than 40 summers ago, high school drop-out Richard Branson decided to put up his first business venture in a basement of an apartment in West London.  While chatting with his friends over a few drinks, they chose Virgin as the name of the business, because all of them are greenhorns in business.  The rest, as they say, is history. Today, the Virgin Group is into many business ventures such as airline, banking, books, consumer electronics, films, health care, internet, jewelry, mobile phones, music, retail, travel and even space travel. Due to space limitation, this is just a partial…
  • How To Remain Healthy and Fit on a Budget

    Guest Author
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:44 am
    While millions want to get healthy, many cite their budget as one of the top obstacles of their health. Fresh, organic food is twice the price of frozen, preserved, or fried food. Gym memberships can be expensive. If you don’t have any, buying the proper tennis shoes to exercise in can cost a significant amount of money. Despite this, it is possible to remain healthy and fit without breaking the bank. Just follow the tips below.   Freeze  or Refrigerate All of Your Fruits and Vegetables One drawback to eating healthy is how fast fresh-food goes stale or rots. Fortunately, there is…
  • Finding a Way Back after Hitting Rock Bottom

    Guest Author
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:50 pm
    As the saying goes, once you hit rock-bottom, there’s no place to go but up. My experience with overcoming alcoholism is a testament to the adage. Having dug my way out, my goal now is to keep others from hitting their rock-bottom. I’ve mapped a pathway of transformation for others at a crossroads wanting to turn their lives around. At age 37, I was living as a hard-rock miner in Northern Ontario and was deep into my addiction to alcohol. It had become the love of my life. In my dependent state, it filled a hole in my soul that allowed me to live with myself. Then came my personal…
 
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    Harvard Health Blog

  • Getting closer to understanding how exercise keeps brains young

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:56 am
    Most of us have had firsthand experience with memory lapses. We find ourselves flustered trying to recall a name during a conversation. We forget where we parked the car. We can’t recall items on the short grocery list we left back at home. While memory lapses can occur at any age, they happen more often as we get older.  And there is that fear they’re early signs of Alzheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia. But for the most part, our fleeting memory difficulties are from normal age-related changes in the brain. Our recall slows and it’s a bit harder to learn new things…
  • What “off-label” use of a drug really is, and why you need to know about it

    Gregory Curfman, MD
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:30 am
    When your doctor prescribes a drug for you, you probably assume — and with good reason — that it is an FDA-approved treatment for your condition. That may or may not be the case. On average, one in five prescriptions are written for an “off-label” use of a drug. That means your doctor believes that the drug will help you even if it has not been approved specifically for your illness or symptoms. Off-label prescribing of drugs is legal and common, and can be beneficial for patients. For example, beta blockers (drugs approved to lower blood pressure and treat heart disease) can…
  • “Stress” cardiomyopathy: A different kind of heart attack

    Deepak Bhatt, M.D.
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:48 am
    Most heart attacks are due to coronary arteries being blocked by blood clots that form when plaques of cholesterol rupture. The lack of blood flow through the blocked arteries results in heart muscle dying — hence the name “heart attack.” But over the past few years, physicians have come to recognize and better understand another form of heart attack. This unusual type of heart attack does not involve rupturing plaques or blocked blood vessels. It is called takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or stress cardiomyopathy. Japanese doctors, who were the first to describe this condition, named…
  • Bicycle injuries are mounting, especially in adults

    Beverly Merz
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:30 am
    For the past month, the Boston medical community has been mourning the death of Dr. Anita Kurmann, who was killed in a traffic accident while biking to work on a Friday morning. Dr. Kurmann, an endocrine surgeon, was completing a three-year fellowship at Boston University and Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She had made great progress with coaxing stem cells to grow into thyroid tissue. Her bicycle has been painted white and chained to a post at the site where she died, one of several “ghost bikes” that commemorate other lives lost in a similar fashion. It’s…
  • The effects of sleep deprivation on surgeons — and their patients

    Anant Mandawat, MD
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    If your surgeon was working the night before, would you want him or her to perform your surgery the next day? The answer to whether a sleep-deprived surgeon is a safe surgeon may surprise you, according to a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Over the past decade, concerns regarding trainee doctors’ lack of sleep and the potential for medical errors have brought changes in the number of consecutive hours a trainee can remain in the hospital. Although this is safer in theory, it also brings up a concern that limiting hours in the hospital may also limit a…
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    LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

  • Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 115

    Niall Hamilton
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old-fashioned medical trivia…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 115 Question 1 Dr Jerri Nielsen FitzGerald ran into trouble when she was stationed in Antarctica in 1999. What condition did she face and had to treat herself for? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer Breast cancer. Dr Fitzgerald had to perform a biopsy with the help of non-medical staff, and treated herself with chemotherapy. Sadly she died from breast cancer recurrence in 2005 [Reference] Of…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 098

    Nudrat Rashid
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Welcome to the 98th 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…
  • Introducing the LITFL Toxicology Library

    Neil Long
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:59 am
    Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a toxin and a toxicant? What is poisonous and what is venomous? What is a normal urinary pH, and what on earth has uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation got to do with my emergency department? The Toxicology Library is being built to assist with a plethora of questions including what is the best cocktail to put in your elephant gun at 3am when your drug addled patient steam rolls through your triage barrier. Toxicology Library resources Tox Tutes – 10-30 minute podcasts with toxicologists from…
  • LITFL Review 195

    Marjorie Lazoff, MD
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Welcome to the 195th 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 The Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) have a superb YouTube page with lots of great lectures from their 2014 ASM being uploaded. Why not get started with the oration lecture from the legendary…
  • Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 114

    Neil Long
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 114 Question 1 What is the smirnoff reflex? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer Sterno-brachial reflex No it’s not a cocktail trick, it is a blow to the sternum with a reflex hammer which results in adduction of the arm. The reflex is a partial manifestation of Chodzko’s reflex, a multi-reflex phenomenon where a blow to the sternum with a reflex hammer results in contraction…
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    DiscussHealth

  • Sudden Left Leg Dull Pain – What Causes Left Leg General Pain

    HealthyDis
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:13 pm
    People who experience left leg pain may have an underlying disease or medical condition. In some cases, there are symptoms associated with neuropathy, herniated disc or even injury. It is therefore important to first identify the real cause of the pain in order to find the best treatment for left leg pain. What Causes Dull […]
  • Causes Of Shooting Pain From Nape To Head

    HealthyDis
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:13 pm
    Having pain in the nape may be due to an increase in blood pressure. Sometimes, people with hypertension may experience shooting pain from the nape to the head back. But there are some other causes that may result to such symptom. What Causes Shooting Pain From Nape To Head You may be having a stiff […]
  • Feels Like Shaking Inside Body – What Causes Inside Tremble

    HealthyDis
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:45 pm
    The sensation of shaking inside the body may be attributed to different health concerns. In some cases, they can be related to mild stroke, neuropathy, stress and fatigues and even panic attacks. It is therefore important that you know the cause of shaking inside the body to find a solution. What Causes Shaking Inside the […]
  • What Causes Hard Stomach Feeling – Stomach Inside Cramping

    HealthyDis
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Having a hard stomach feeling inside can be a sign of upset stomach. Usually, there are other symptoms associated with this condition so you must first identify the cause of your stomach cramps. If  you have been having such symptom for a few days, it is best to consult a doctor. What Causes Hard Stomach […]
  • What Causes Cold Upper Lip Symptom?

    HealthyDis
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    The upper lip has one of the thinnest skin parts in the body. Usually, people who have symptoms in the lips may be suffering from an undiagnosed health problem. But you should always identify the cause of the lip symptom which may include cold upper lip. What Causes Cold Upper Lip Symptom? There may be […]
 
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    The April Center Blog: Anxiety, OCD, Phobia and Panic Attack Management - Los Angeles and San Diego

  • Anxiety Attacks During Pregnancy

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
     by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles www.KickFear.com A lot of people associate pregnancy with a joyous experience in which new life is being brought into the world.  There are terms such as “pregnancy glow” or “miracle of childbirth” that lead us as a society to presume pregnant women are happy, excited, and blissful.  This is not always the case.  Pregnancy can be very stressful, uncomfortable, and scary.  And for first-time expectant mothers, the body experiences drastic…
  • Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms in Teenagers

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:29 pm
     by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles www.KickFear.comTo begin, if you are a teenager reading this, I commend you. That means that you have enough initiative and curiosity to google terms such as “social anxiety” or “social phobia.” It also probably means that you are anxious and preoccupied with how you appear in social situations or what others think of you. I am hypothesizing that, to some degree, you are struggling to understand who you are, and it can be exhausting when others around you are…
  • Fear of Throwing Up

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles www.KickFear.comEmetophobia is a word that most of us are unlikely to have encountered.  Precisely defined, it is the fear of throwing up.  Expanded, this can include a fear of vomiting in public, a fear of seeing vomit, a fear of witnessing another person vomit, or a fear of being nauseated.  Although Emetophobia is not as recognized as, say Agoraphobia or Claustrophobia, it has been stated by the International Emetophobia Society to be the fifth most common…
  • Panic Attack, OCD and Phobia Treatment: The April Center For Anxiety adds Another Location in San Diego!

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    by Dr. Craig April, Director of The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeleswww.KickFear.comThe April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles is now also San Diego!In addition to the Los Angeles offices, we have just opened another office in beautiful San Diego in the Mission Valley area.  This area is centrally located, making it easy for all anxiety sufferers to visit the center for their scheduled appointments.Led by Dr. Craig April, one of the leading anxiety doctors in the country (as seen on A & E's TV show OBSESSED), all staff at The April…
  • Fear of Freeway Driving: A Common Phobia

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

    Editor
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Q. What is the most effective way to address problem behaviour in students? A. There are several things we can do to try to understand why problem behaviour occurs, or is maintained. It is important to make the effort to look deeper into the root cause of the behaviours, rather than just trying to address the behaviour directly. This is true of children, youth and adults with problematic behaviours. Understanding must precede addressing the issues, either as part of school counselling or therapy. Building the relationship with the person also needs to precede any intervention, if changes are…
  • Understanding the emotional patterns that underlie procrastination

    Editor
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:52 pm
    It’s 10:00 pm on December 24th, and you’re just beginning your Christmas shopping. You lost $1000 in extra taxes because you didn’t prepare or file your documents properly, on time. Your boss is upset because of all your missed deadlines, and your partner is truly “over” all your undone domestic work. If this resonates, you are one of the 20% who chronically procrastinate, and you are undoubtedly paying a high price. Definition and characteristics Procrastination has been called a self-defeating behaviour pattern marked by short-term benefits and long-term costs in which less urgent…
  • A dilemma involving fear and anxiety

    Editor
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Robert has been referred to you for counselling. He has recently started a new role as an executive for a large international company. The role involves some travel and this was made very clear to Robert when he accepted the position. Robert has a fear of flying but really wanted to work for the company and hoped he would be able to overcome his fear for the right role. However, he is now 3 months into the new job and so far has been trying to hide his fear from his colleagues, rescheduling site visits for later in the year or relying on other methods of travel wherever possible. At one point…
  • How to understand anger

    Editor
    5 Aug 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Familiar with this scenario? The idiot cuts in front of you, causing you to nearly crash into him. Your pounding heart, flushed face, tight chest, and gritted teeth tell you: you are angry. Or, maybe someone you know violates you in a despicable way, steals from you or betrays you. You are a “nice” person, so you don’t experience anger, but a dark cloud descends over your life. You stew. Nothing is fun anymore, and you feel grumpy. You, too, are angry. We’ve all felt this way. Anger may be the most written-about emotion: an internet search on it generates 155 million results. Yet it…
  • How to close the chronic pain pathway

    Editor
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    We would like to introduce you to two people; in fact, more than introduce you. For the next several minutes, we would like you to become these people. The first is a chronic pain patient, and the second is the family member caring for that patient. The patient We’ll call you Chris. You are of working age and are one out of the every three Australians who live with chronic pain. Yours started years ago at your job at the mail order delivery company. Rushing to get heavy merchandise indoors as a huge rainstorm approached, you lifted and twisted, herniating three discs in your spine. The…
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  • Vegetarian Diet for High Blood Pressure

    Dorsa
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Living with chronic health conditions can often result in major changes to your diet and lifestyle. These changes are usually for the better; however, as your diet can often affect your condition as much as the medications you take. Finding the right diet for you will require collaboration with your doctors and nutritionists, as every person is different. Whether you are already a vegetarian, or are considering a vegetarian diet, know that this is a diet that can absolutely work with a high blood pressure diet. There are many benefits to a vegetarian diet for high blood pressure. As with any…
  • The Building Blocks of a Great Breakfast

    Dorsa
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Breakfast is indeed important, and should not be skipped. Skipping meals, especially breakfast, leads to overeating later in the day and can hurt your blood sugar levels as well. After a long night of not eating, you need fiber, protein, and good carbohydrates to fill you up and get your day moving in the right direction. Fiber: Fiber is what fills you up and helps keep you satisfied longer. Without fiber, you are likely to feel hungry again much sooner, and could resort to snacking more, and possibly even making poor snack decisions. Protein: You need protein to help balance the sugars in…
  • The Rules of Fruit with Diabetes

    Dorsa
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Diabetes, as well as many other chronic illnesses, comes with its own struggles and questions. In many cases, there is no straight answer, or no solution that works across the board. This is because every case is different, no matter how similar the symptoms of diabetes and results can vary for each individual. It is for this reason that most questions and concerns should be directed to your own physician. While some solutions may work for the majority of people, this does not mean you will have the same results. When it comes to your health, better safe than sorry is always the best rule of…
  • Are Salt Substitutes Actually Good For You?

    Dorsa
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    High blood pressure issues require some restrictive dietary needs. Omitting or seriously moderating your sodium intake is one of the most common dietary restrictions for patients with high blood pressure. This is because excess sodium increases the amount of fluid in your body, which puts additional pressure on your heart. The typical American diet tends to include a seriously excessive amount of salt. This is both because Americans have a taste for salty foods, and because of the overwhelming popularity of processed foods. High blood pressure patients often find it difficult to omit salt…
  • Navigating a Barbecue with High Blood Pressure

    Dorsa
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Living with certain health conditions, such as high blood pressure, can make navigating certain situations a little more difficult than usual. Family outings and get-togethers, for example barbecues, can become rather nerve racking. How do you navigate a barbecue when you are following a restrictive diet for high blood pressure? Luckily, you can still eat well at a barbecue with high blood pressure. As long as you know what to look for, you can stress a little less and enjoy the festivities- and the food. There are a few simple rules for you to keep in mind when navigating a barbecue with…
 
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    Health + Medicine – Articles – The Conversation

  • Expensive running shoes don't prevent injuries, but comfortable ones might

    John Arnold, Lecturer in Exercise Science at University of South Australia
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Many runners opt for expensive footwear - but are they worth it? Fotografgruppen Fotografgruppen/flickr, CC BYIf you’ve ever sustained an injury from running, you’re not alone; about half of all adults who run regularly will get injured each year. And if that’s not enough to put you off, having a history of previous injuries is one of the strongest risk factors for getting injured again. So it’s no surprise that avoiding injuries is a priority for runners. One third of runners are so concerned about this, in fact, that they’ll ditch their plain old running shoes for fancier footwear…
  • Like a 'cancer' of the workplace, bullying is a symptom of dysfunction

    Michelle Tuckey, Senior lecturer, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy at University of South Australia
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Workplaces should try to eliminate situations where bullying can occur, rather than put responsibility on workers to behave nicely. www.shutterstock.comOver a decade ago now, I read a research article that called bullying the “cancer” of the workplace. I’ve been wondering since then whether bullying is really serious enough to warrant that language - and what can be done about it. There are some similarities: like cancer, being exposed to relentless bullying can have a devastating impact on workers’ lives, in rare cases contributing to death through suicide. Like cancer, bullying will…
  • Explainer: why are off-label medicines prescribed?

    Lisa Kalisch Ellett, Research Fellow, Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre at University of South Australia
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Off-label use is when an approved medicine is prescribed for a different reason, at a different dose, or in different patient groups than originally intended. Benny Lin/Flickr, CC BY-NCThe off-label use of medicines is not illegal and it doesn’t mean regulators have specifically “disapproved” its use. But there are a number of issues to consider before using a medicine off-label. Before prescription medicines can be used in Australia, the drug company must apply for approval from the government-run Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The same goes for the Food and Drug…
  • Elderly men have the highest suicide rate - and ageism stops us from doing something about it

    Brian Draper, Conjoint Professor of Psychiatry at UNSW Australia
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:07 pm
    With very few exceptions in Australia’s history, annual suicide rates have always peaked in men aged 85 years and over. Krissy and Dennis/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDThe most recent Australian suicide statistics from 2013 show that, out of the whole population, men aged 85 years and over have the highest suicide rates. While the attention these figures have garnered is a positive sign, this is hardly a new phenomenon. Over 38 men in every 100,000 of that age group die by suicide, which is more than double the rate among men under 35. The rate is around seven times higher than in women of all ages.
  • How new technologies are shaking up health care

    Tim Usherwood, Professor of General Practice at University of Sydney
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:31 pm
    Health technology such as apps is changing doctor and patient interaction for the better. Intel Free Pass/flickrNew tests and drugs have impacted health care for many decades. But we’re now seeing the emergence of completely different kinds of technologies that will radically alter how health care is both accessed and delivered. In the past, patient and doctor, or other clinician, would generally meet in person. The clinician would employ the traditional process of seeking a history, undertaking physical examination and perhaps organising tests, to obtain details of the patient’s…
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  • MBBS Internship : Planning will make you distinct

    Administrator
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:35 am
    After Years of Hardship, after the claimed most difficult examination, after years of being worms of book, the entry into the rotatory internship releases the all the dead energy and refreshes students and we often... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Towards Aequanimitas: Why we still need Osler’s principles in 2015

    Administrator
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:47 am
    On May 1, 1889, Sir William Osler delivered the Valedictory Address at the University of Pennsylvania, and spoke the watchword, which has become a landmark for medical students world wide: Aequanimitas. Literally, the word means... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Is ethics only for doctors – medical negligence or negligent journalism ?

    Administrator
    16 Aug 2015 | 8:27 am
    According to Kovach and Rosenstiel (authors of The Elements of Journalism), “discipline of verification” is the essence of journalism to reproduce truth. Thomas E. Patterson (author of Need for Knowledge based Journalism) interprets this “discipline... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • 10 times Teachers couldn’t Stop laughing

    Administrator
    14 Aug 2015 | 9:07 pm
    10 Real times, Student made their teachers crazy. 1. The Four Headed Muscle-   2. Yes the most important cause 😛 3. That is what I call to be a Doctor’s History taking 😀 4.... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Trouble Losing Weight: Five Contributing Factors You May Not be Aware of

    Jennifer Smith
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:22 am
    Getting to a healthy weight is an important factor for staying healthy and for combating certain illnesses. Be that as it may, losing weight and keeping it off can be a lot trickier than you... Published in http://medchrome.com
 
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  • Do You Suffer From Acid Reflux? These Tips Will Help Bring Relief

    HealthyGirl
    4 Sep 2015 | 3:31 pm
    TIP! You have to quit smoking! Smoking may actually be the root cause of your acid reflux. This is because smoking slows digestion and increases stomach acid, while reducing saliva production. Does the idea of eating citrus fruits set you to flinch? What about the thought of napping after a big meal? Acid reflux leads to discomfort and esophagus. Keep reading to overcome these symptoms for good. TIP! Stress is a factor in acid reflux. Excessive stress often causes excessive stomach acid, which causes acid reflux. Eat your last meal of the day many hours prior to bed. The acid in your stomach…
  • Tips To Help Your Chronic Back Discomfort

    HealthyGirl
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:08 pm
    TIP! Even though it is painful and serious, a back injury rarely receives immediate medical treatment. In the day or two they have to wait, a lot of people with such injuries find it hard to get comfortable in any position. Back pain has become a common problem for many people today, so if you’re one of the millions of back pain sufferers, you might wonder where and how you can get relief. This article includes some of these methods. TIP! There are workout routines that are great for alleviating back pain. Activities such as yoga, help to promote flexibility, keeping your body limber…
  • Check Out This Great Allergy Advice Today!

    HealthyGirl
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:38 pm
    For most people, spring signifies the blooming of flowers and sunny skies, although for other people it means itchy eyes, it means their lives are about the become miserable. If you are someone who is unfortunate enough to have severe seasonal allergies, then the below article has tips that can assist you in finding the relief that you’ve been searching for. Dust mites unfortunately are an unavoidable for allergy sufferers.Be sure to wash your bedding weekly in the hottest water to kill off dust mites. If you desire to have a pet, and you want a pet, get an animal with short fur. All…
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Magic Mushrooms: Scientists Discover How the Magic Works

    BeWellBuzz
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Scientists are now beginning to understand how the psychoactive chemical of magic mushrooms generates profoundly transformative psychedelic experiences. This post from News.Mic explains how psilocybin goes about transforming the brain’s activity and why you should care. The news: Psilocybin, the psychoactive chemical that puts the magic in magic mushrooms, has long been known to act on serotonin receptors in the brain. But researchers haven’t figured out quite how psilocybin produces psychedelic experiences — until now. New research published on…
  • Potential Health Benefits of Coffee Are Surprisingly Large

    BeWellBuzz
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com A systematic review of the effect of long-term consumption of coffee on cardiovascular disease brings to light more consensus on coffee’s health benefits. This post from The New York Times reviews the evidence behind coffee consumption and health in an effort to put to rest the idea that coffee is a “vice” or something we all need to cut back on. When I was a kid, my parents refused to let me drink coffee because they believed it would “stunt my growth.” It turns out, of course, that this is a myth. Studies have failed, again and again, to show that coffee…
  • Scientists Concerned Over Harm Caused by Non-Stick Cookware

    BeWellBuzz
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com 200 scientists have come together to express their concern about the widespread use of non-stick cookware and greaseproof packaging. This post from TreeHugger reports the publishing of an opinion document about the harmful effects of fluorinated chemicals from the coatings. Today, a group of leading scientists are expressing their concern over the spread of a class of chemicals called poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which are commonly found in non-stick cookware and food packaging. The group has published their opinion in Environmental Health…
  • Raw Cannabis Juice Helps in Eliminating 40 Prescription Drugs

    BeWellBuzz
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com New methods of reaping the many benefits of marijuana are being researched by cannabis enthusiasts, with the latest being juicing of raw cannabis. This post from Body, Mind, Soul & Spirit reveals how raw cannabis juice could enhance many of the benefits associated with smoking, vaporizing, or eating cannabis. More and more we are beginning to understand that marijuana is far more than a street-level ‘drug’. In fact, research shows that it’s a healing plant — and it doesn’t have to get you high. And as we learn more about this healing plant, we learn…
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    Senior Health Memos

  • Seniors are beggared to give PM Harper his balanced budget

    Barry Welford
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:57 pm
    In the intense scrutiny that the Duffy trial is receiving during this pre-election campaign period, a very important report surfaced that has not received the attention it should. It concerns a Finance Canada review of Canada’s retirement system, that says Canada scores poorly among OECD countries. CBC News obtained a heavily censored copy of the internal document under the Access to Information Act. They published a summary with the title Document raises questions about Harper retirement policies. It makes for very chilling reading for Canadian seniors. The review acknowledges that…
  • 4 Reasons Why Seniors Need Plenty of Exercise

    guest contributor
    22 Aug 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Via Flickr – by Dana This article is contributed by Vee Cecil. Of course, with each day, hour, and minute that passes us by, we’re all getting older. But what many may not know or consider is that we’re actually getting older as a nation, too. The U.S. Census Bureau notes that in 2012 there were 43.1 million people in the country who were 65 or older. By 2050, that number is expected to almost double to 83.7 million. As the number of people over the age of 65 increases, it’s important that we all have a better understanding of what steps can be taken to ensure their advanced years are…
  • How Seniors Can Maintain a Healthy Diet

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

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

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

  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:02 pm
  • Everybody can do Something

    Edel
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We are proud to partner with the award winning team at Ideal Cup, who design and make these barista-grade cups as a sustainable solution to your caffeine habit! Eagle Protect (formerly Medical House) is passionate about supplying disposable consumables responsibly and are always looking at ways to reduce, reuse and recycle, where possible. Using our Eagle Protect coffee cups, as a replacement to disposable coffee cups, is one area where we can help the planet.   Did you know that globally: 58 billion paper cups are thrown away (not recycled) every year 20 million trees are cut down in the…
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
  • Inspire the World’s Humanity

    Edel
    16 Aug 2015 | 2:23 pm
    The theme of World Humanitarian Day 2015 is to “Inspire the World’s Humanity.” This day is really to highlight humanitarian crises around the globe, to remember the sacrifices made by those who have lost their lives during humanitarian operations. It is also a day to pay homage to those who continue to put their lives at risk to offer assistance and aid and finally to give a voice to all the people who need help. For World Humanitarian Day which falls on the 19th, Kriss talks about her volunteering plans for this year. We actively encourage our staff to help and inspire those in…
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    13 Aug 2015 | 1:57 pm
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    Laser Clinic Bournemouth

  • There’s never been a better time for laser hair removal

    Kerry
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:25 am
    Would you like to be hair-free by summer 2016? If so, start planning your course of laser hair removal today. People who start their laser hair removal this September, will be enjoying the hair-free benefits on the beach next summer. People on average require 6-8 laser treatments on any given area in order to achieve permanent hair removal. With the 6-8 week gap required between treatments, you’re looking at a total of around 36-48 weeks to complete your laser hair removal course. Think of it as similar to a school year. If you start in September, you should be looking to be hair-free by…
  • Home tattoo removal – get the lowdown

    Kerry
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:48 am
    With the recent explosion of tattoo studios in Bournemouth there has undoubtedly been an increase in the requests for tattoo removal. Whilst laser tattoo removal is without a doubt the single most effective treatment for the removal and fading of tattoos, some people are turning to risky and often dangerous alternatives in a bid to get rid of their unwanted tattoo. The internet is awash with all kinds of suggestions for removing tattoos at home. You only have to log on to YouTube to see some of the desperate measure people will go to in order to de-ink their skin. Here we give you a clear…
  • The Daily Mail asks ‘Is your beauty treatment ageing you?’

    Kerry
    12 Jun 2015 | 3:24 am
    I was appalled at this latest Daily Mail article which claims that laser treatments and glycolic peels actually contribute to the ageing effect, rather than helping to turn back the clock. As a laser practitioner and laser trainer I take a keen interest in what is written in the media about health, beauty, ageing and in particular about laser treatments. Whilst we are fortunate to have a wealth of information at our fingertips (how did we ever manage without Google?), the Internet and more worryingly the Press, often get it so wrong. The danger of course is that for many people it’s a case…
  • Is the Diode laser best for laser hair removal?

    Kerry
    18 May 2015 | 2:21 pm
    As both a laser trainer and laser practitioner, I often get asked, ‘which is the best laser for laser hair removal?’ I also get asked whether a Diode laser which works at 810 nanometres (nm) is the most effect for laser hair removal. Whilst the Diode laser is certainly very effective for laser hair removal, it is by no means the best and most effective for permanent hair reduction. Lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) systems used for laser hair removal operate at wavelengths of between 650nm and 1064nm. Lasers use one single wavelength, so one single colour of coherent, non-divergent…
  • Tattoos – do employers really care?

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

  • Mowing the Lawn doesn’t have to be a Chore.

    WalkingSpree Team
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:32 am
  • Office Stretches to do at your Desk

    WalkingSpree Team
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:56 am
    Stretching – underused and often forgotten by most walkers as part of their regular walking routine. It is useful for both injury prevention and injury treatment. If done properly, stretching increases flexibility and this directly translates into reduced risk of injury. When a muscle/tendon group has a greater range of motion passively, it will be less likely to experience tears when used actively.
  • Eat Smart! Serving Size Infographic

    WalkingSpree Team
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:39 pm
    In today’s world of super size meals, we’ve become used to distorted serving sizes. This infographic will help you determine proper serving sizes when preparing your meals. Don’t forget you can use the Walkingspree Food Tracker to find out how many steps you need to walk to burn off a particular serving of food.
  • Eating more fruits and vegetables

    WalkingSpree Team
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Improving eating habits can be as simple as including plenty of color to your plate, according to the American Dietetic Association. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES THE BASICS: Fruits and vegetables are edible plants that can be eaten raw, cooked or dried. Increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables in your food plan results in weight loss and fights chronic diseases. RECOMMENDED SERVINGS: Guidelines suggest women should eat 1.5-2 cups of fruit and 2-2.5 cups of vegetables. Men should eat 2 cups of fruits, and 2.5-3 cups of vegetables. Bottomline: Aim for five 1-cup servings a day. THE RESEARCH: A…
  • Revitalize your walking Goals

    WalkingSpree Team
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Now is the perfect time to renew your step goals and revitalize your walking routine. To reduce the risk of chronic disease, you need 30 minutes (approx 3,000 steps) of moderate intensity (normal) walking a day on top of your normal lifestyle activities. To manage your weight (prevent weight gain, sustain weight loss) you need to do about 60 minutes (approx 6,000 steps) of moderate to brisk walking a day, in addition to your normal lifestyle activities, while ensuring your calorie intake does not exceed your energy output (calories burned). To lose weight, you need 60-90 minutes (6,000…
 
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    Stay Healthy and Fit

  • How To Succeed At Growing An Organic Garden

    admin
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:31 am
    Today, organic gardening is an incredibly popular hobby and career that is emerging. The demand for products that come from organic grown plants and crops is numerous. Now is the time to enter into it. Here are some tips coming from Organic Shops in Lebanon that you can use to get started with your organic gardening strategies. Your children can help you with your garden. Growing a garden offers a unique learning experience, and you and your child can grow closer while growing healthy food for your family. Be sure that you have earthworms in your soil. Earthworms are vital to good organic…
  • Bumper Sticker Printing Constitutes An Outlet For Self Expression

    admin
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:10 am
    In order to be getting the most out of custom magnets, it greatest to get the opinion on the professional magnet designer. This info can be attained by reading online sources such as this one your reading now or numerous other foods. It is better to store your magnets flat likewise an area that won’t damage the printed aspect. If you retract the magnets, make sure they don’t wrinkle and are also rolled the 3″ size. Print up some business cards on your computer, and be ready handy them out whenever discover someone showing the slightest interest in employing your company. Be…
  • The Best Direction For Finding Core Criteria In Wifi Antenna

    admin
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:30 pm
    For Netgear, admin is the standard username and password is the password. Then highlight Network Setup and press Enter. They execute services like alignment of the rooftop antenna for effectiveness in the operation of the equipment. Wireless multimedia, transferring large files or using your phone as a remote are just a few examples of what you can do. Raise the security settings of software applications like Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer. You just click on his little icon down here and it will show you your networks. The simplest yagi array is comprised of just both the reflector…
  • Making Money in One Hour Trading Binary Options

    admin
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:05 am
    Binary option trading is a type of trading that is called all-or-nothing in which you either win or lose. It is different from all other conventional trading technique because the investor knows before trading, the amount of profit to be made or the amount of loss to be incurred. Here, you can not lose more than you invested and return on investment is usually high. The binary options brokers Available a merchant account using one’s choice’s agent. Enrollment is generally straight and quite simple forward. Many occasions that you don’t require significantly more than…
  • Home Treatment – 17 Services To Ask About Prior To You Hire

    admin
    23 Aug 2015 | 4:13 am
    21. The senior are chatted down to as if they were toddlers. There is loss of respect and also scare tactics by culture and also occasionally police cruelty. Persons ill from medicine are occasionally believed to be drunk and arrested. Senior citizens are in some cases incorrectly jailed for theft considering that the media tells us most of shoplifters are bad seniors or senile elders. I will certainly clarify. Elderly home health care workers are individuals that are visiting be offering really intimate services in the sanctuary of your home. This is a delicate scenario on various levels.
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    Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

  • Psychopaths May Not Yawn Along With You

    Health Editor
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:37 pm
    FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with psychopathic traits are less likely to catch “contagious yawning” than those with higher levels of empathy, a new study suggests. Psychopathic characteristics include being selfish, manipulative, impulsive, domineering and lacking in empathy, Baylor University researchers explained. Contagious yawning refers to yawning when other people yawn, and it is associated with empathy and bonding. It occurs in many social animals, including people, chimpanzees and dogs, the study authors explained in a university news release. The…
  • Exercise Appears Safe, Helpful for Pulmonary Hypertension

    Health Editor
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:37 pm
    FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Exercise can be beneficial and safe for people with pulmonary hypertension, researchers report. Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs and heart, causing breathing problems, fatigue and dizziness. Left untreated, it can lead to heart failure, according to background information from the study. “Clinicians have traditionally been skeptical about prescribing exercise for patients with chronic pulmonary hypertension due to concerns that training might put further strain on the heart,” said study…
  • Go Ahead and Cry, You’ll Feel Better

    Health Editor
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:37 am
    FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A good cry really can help you feel better, a new study says. The function of crying is not well understood. Some experts believe crying is an appeal for support, comfort or help, while others think its main role is to release emotions. In this study, 60 people watched two movies, both of them tearjerkers. Almost half the viewers cried during the films. All participants were asked how they felt immediately after the movies, and again 20 and 90 minutes later. Right after seeing the movies, the mood of viewers who didn’t cry was unchanged,…
  • Antipsychotic Drugs Will Become More Affordable, Study Predicts

    Health Editor
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:37 am
    FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Patent expirations on several leading antipsychotic drugs could save Medicaid billions of dollars a year as the medications become available in cheaper generic versions, a new study finds. Patients covered by Medicaid — the publicly funded insurance program for the poor — account for 70 to 80 percent of all antipsychotic prescriptions in the United States, the researchers said. The lower costs of “second-generation” antipsychotics, such as Abilify and Seroquel, could prompt Medicaid to lift restrictions on access to the…
  • Zaps From Electric Device May Prevent Motion Sickness

    Health Editor
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:37 am
    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Motion sickness is a miserable experience, with sufferers having nausea, dizziness and cold sweats from the rocking of a boat, the swaying of a car or the swooping of a roller coaster. Now imagine a device that could prevent those symptoms and allow you to enjoy your sailing excursion or day at the amusement park. British researchers say such a device may soon be at hand. They have shown that a mild electrical current applied to the scalp can fend off these symptoms, according to findings published online…
 
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • Young People Are Drinking Less

    MedFriendly
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:59 am
    The ancient Greek philosophers, such as Plato, used to write about the benefits of doing things in moderation. For example, drinking too little water can lead to dehydration while drinking too much water can lead to water intoxication.Not exercising can lead to obesity and heart disease whereas excessive exercise can lead to injuries. There are some instances, however, where there are no benefits of moderation. For example, even a moderate amount of tobacco or asbestos exposure can be deadly whereas no exposure to these substances is the healthiest option.What about alcohol, however, which is…
  • States With Best Healthcare Offers and Services

    MedFriendly
    23 Aug 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Image via Flickr by Official U.S. Navy PageWhen assessing the best healthcare systems across the United States, analysts look at a variety of factors. They start by comparing hospitals in the area, then they look at patient accessibility to the healthcare facilities and outcomes of treatment of various diagnoses. Which states are the some of the best places for healthcare?Best Overall HealthcareHawaiiHawaii ranks highly on most lists of best states for healthcare. As of a recent study conducted by Commonwealth Fund, less than four percent of the population couldn’t see a doctor for a health…
  • Medical History: Replacing a Lost Cheek with a Shoulder Flap

    MedFriendly
    15 Aug 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Dr. Edmund AndrewsIn 1882, Dr. Edmund Andrews (a surgeon from Chicago) had a serious problem to deal with. One of his patients, a young woman of about 22 years of age, had been shot in the face at close range with a shot gun one year prior. The bullet entered from front to back on a diagonal angle, tearing away her right cheek and stripping the skin off her jaws. The woman was horribly scarred and the deformity from the injury caused the opening of her mouth to appear triangular in shape. Without a cheek, one could see the woman’s molars through the side of her face.FEATURED BOOK: Plastic…
  • If You Qualify, Don’t Wait to Apply for Disability Benefits

    MedFriendly
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Have you looked into Social Security Disability Insurance? The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers these benefits to any American suffering a severe, long-term medical condition that prevents them from working. Although the disability program has a few requirements you must meet, if you think you qualify, you shouldn’t wait to apply. Many people mistakenly believe that you have to be disabled for at least one year before you’re eligible to apply. This is simply not true. You’re eligible for benefits starting the day your condition prevents you from going to work, and there are…
  • 6 Ways to Enjoy the Beach With Diabetes

    MedFriendly
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:21 pm
    With summer upon us it’s important to remember that a diabetes diagnosis doesn’t have to stand between you and fun in the sun! With a little planning and preparation, your day at the beach can be relaxing, enjoyable, and stress-free.1) Pack the necessary suppliesOnce you’ve made it to the beach and found the perfect spot, the last thing you want to do is go back because you don’t have the supplies you need. Be sure to pack enough diabetic supplies such as insulin to last you your entire beach day, and pack more than you think you will use. It’s usually a good idea to plan for an…
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    Kimberly Snyder » Blog Archive

  • Terrifying! My Encounter With A Wild Elephant (Video)

    Kimberly Snyder
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:38 am
    I love to share with you about my travel adventures- food and otherwise. Last night something happened that was pretty terrifying- but shows the power of nature by way of her mighty wild creatures. I’m in Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka, and we had traveled deep into the jungle to a surf spot. You can only access it by a very bumpy dirt road only suitable for tuk tuks (a bouncy, small, 3-tired  motorized vehicle). We were warned we had to be done surfing and out of the jungle by 6, but with the great waves and yes, slightly cocky attitude we could stretch it out (despite seeing the piles of…
  • The Mighty Cinnamon Tree and All Its Benefits (Video)

    Kimberly Snyder
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:46 am
    Hello from Sri Lanka! I’ve been traveling over here in this amazing island country for the last few weeks, and have been astounded at how many amazing natural medicinal and healing plants there are! We’ve been exploring the spice gardens, the vegetable markets, some of the Ayurvedic healing centers and talking to lots of knowledgeable locals. I made some videos to share with you – and here is the first one: of the mighty cinnamon tree and learning about how cinnamon sticks and the cinnamon spice are created from it. Here is how my conversation with our local guide went as we…
  • Stressed? Try My Betalaine Boosting Cumin Beets Recipe!

    Kimberly Snyder
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Looking for a lightweight dish that tastes great hot or cold? My Roasted Cumin Beets will be a real hit at your dinner table. One of my favorite things to do is create recipes with what I just have in the kitchen. This recipe only calls for 4 simple ingredients! You can challenge yourself as well to work with the supplies you have to make an amazing meal without all the fuss! There are so many reasons to love beets. Not only do they have so many Beauty nutrients, they also taste amazing too. Have you been feeling a little stressed lately? Add more beets to your diet. Beets are loaded with…
  • Why Bulletproof Coffee Might Not Be for Everyone

    Kimberly Snyder
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:28 am
    Many people really enjoy a hot cup of coffee with breakfast for their morning pick me up. These days there’s a new slant on this morning ritual that has some people scratching their heads. Even though I actually think there are much better things you can use to jump-start your day, I am always interested in investigating anything that is attracting the kind of attention that bulletproof coffee has gotten, with people like Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Bacon singing its praises. In general, there are more ideal ways to start your day than with coffee (more on that later), preferring a nice, hot mug…
  • The Top 5 Reasons to Fuel Your Brain with Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    Kimberly Snyder
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:16 am
    It’s been really important to consume healthy fats. We have discussed the important role that healthy fats play in helping us keep our skin and hair soft, supple and youthful, and also how healthy fats can contribute to our continuing cardiovascular health. Fats are not all equal of course, and being discerning at which fats qualify as “healthy” for us, and which ones do not, is key to your health and beauty. It’s important to be careful about heated vegetable oils (such as safflower, sunflower, etc.) which can get rancid in heat/light, excessive animal fats and saturated…
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    Well Being Tips

  • Eat Salad Lose Weight

    Wellbeing
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:31 am
    Eat Salad Lose Weight Many people are constantly battling with their weight. They fall in to the trap of yo-yo dieting and they are never happy with how they look. The diet industry is a billion dollar one, and as a result there is a lot of misinformation circulating. Every diet is based on a new fad, and the […]
  • Vitamins That Help to Improve Brain Health

    Wellbeing
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Vitamins That Help to Improve Brain Health Memory loss is one of the most common problems faced by many elderly people. It is not surprising that your will be one of the 10 million baby boomers who will develop Alzheimer’s disease. If you are searching for brain enhancement supplements, there are certain vitamins and minerals you should consider. Although there is no […]
  • Ancient Ayurveda: Using the Natural Rhythms of Life for Better Health

    Wellbeing
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    Ancient Ayurveda: Using the Natural Rhythms of Life for Better Health Sometimes ancient wisdom is the best. Modern scientific discoveries are showing the efficacy, and explaining the reasons why, some old Ayurvedic practices work. And, with more and more people becoming interested in health and longevity, organic eating, and living a simple lifestyle, it’s no wonder people are rediscovering this ancient medical practice to get back […]
  • Events with a Purpose: The Importance of Safe Sex

    Wellbeing
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    Events with a Purpose: The Importance of Safe Sex Before modern sexual education courses hit school curriculums, topics of condoms, STIs, and risky sexual practices were rarely discussed. And as as result, more people suffered because they weren’t aware of the necessary proper precautions. Today, however, there are public events designed specifically to bring attention to the cause, and some of them are a […]
  • 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 […]
 
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • Linden Tea’s Health Benefits

    Danica Collins
    4 Sep 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Did You Know…that a common city tree may help you quell inflammation, the silent killer of our modern times? The Linden tree has many names:  basswood, lime blossom, and... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Declutter Your Desk

    Danica Collins
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:14 pm
    What do the words “cluttered desk” call to mind? Unorganized? Stressed out? Unfocused? Drowning in responsibility? A cluttered desk doesn’t just affect your ability to focus on a task,... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Your Stomach Growls When You’re Hungry?

    Danica Collins
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:02 pm
    This is part FACT, part MYTH. Your stomach growls when you’re hungry and when you’re full, but it growls the loudest when it’s empty, which is why a rumbling tummy [...] Further Related... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Japan’s Ancient Super Fiber

    Danica Collins
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Did You Know…that a certain “super fiber” from Japan can help you shed fat while protecting you from multiple serious diseases? The fact that fiber is good for you... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • The Link Between Coffee and Colon Cancer

    Danica Collins
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:44 pm
    We’ve got another reason not to feel guilty for loading up on caffeinated coffee. Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston found that “Higher coffee intake may be... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
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    Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living

  • The rice diet program promises good results

    John Smith
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:02 am
    If you want to lose weight at a very little expense and without facing heavy toll on your health then the rice diet program is highly recommended to take up. It’s not that the rice diet plan forces you to rely solely on the rice to lose weight; it refers to a bit rigorous practice to fight obesity within a set time frame. The rice diet weight loss results are very exciting and encouraging if you stick to the plan. Many people have been taking the advantages of this program for the long-lasting weight loss. This health program was first introduced by German-born Walter Kempner, who found it…
  • Mangosteen is the queen of fruits

    John Smith
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:49 am
    If you want your diet plan centered to one or two fruits, then mangosteen is a good option to try. The intake mangosteen juice promises high health benefits including weight loss and bright skin. Native to Indonesia and other tropical countries, mangosteen tastes sweet, tangy, and fibrous. This fruit is widely available in many South East Asian countries like Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore. Looking at the Mangosteen benefits for weight loss, skincare and other body parts, the Indian state Kerala have also started taking up its cultivation. Mangosteen has three major parts…
  • Human pheromones as a natural perfume for attraction

    John Smith
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:18 am
    Love is in the air, have you felt it? Well, it’s not a metaphor, but a reality that can be sensed in the form of human pheromones perfume. It somehow signifies the presence of the opposite sex around you. Human pheromones as a natural perfume for attraction Pheromone: Talking about the term ‘’pheromone”, it was coined by Peter Karlson and Martin Lüscher who identified a chemical cocktail secreted by an animal and then he received the similar signals from the other animal of the same species. The aerobic signal pheromone (also called bombykol) was first time identified in silk moths.
  • Health benefits of kelp supplements

    John Smith
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:04 am
    It seems a bit strange that a secret of good health lies under the sea, but it’s true. It’s proved by the health benefits of kelp supplements that make you believe how a sea plant can make the difference. Till date the research studies on the kelp have found that the wellness supplements promised by this seaweed are unmatched. Also known as brown algae (Phaeophyceae), kelp has the capacity to mitigate the severity of cancer and can control the effects of radioactive materials in the human body. The remarkable benefits of sea kelp have been utilized in many eastern countries for decades.
  • Specific diet for prostate health

    John Smith
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:37 am
    The strong and healthy prostate is highly desired by men, and any problem with this part of the reproductive system can disturb your life. Talking about the natural treatment, you can pick a specific diet for prostate health promising long-lasting effects. Anatomy of prostate: The prostate is a gland that produces reproductive fluid or sperm. This gland surrounds the urethra and the reproductive bladder. If it gets enlarged, it could restrict urethra from releasing urine through the penis. Probably, if you feel a bit difficulty in releasing urine, the enlargement of the prostate may be a…
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • Doxycycline Doesn’t Just Clear Acne

    Ammy
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:15 am
    A semi-synthetic tetracycline clinically developed in the early 1960s, Doxycycline received FDA approval in 1967. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic and is effective treatment against several types of infections caused by bacteria and protozoa. The generic Doxycycline is available for a whole lot less than the branded one with InternationalDrugMart.com. The drug is the recommended frontline treatment for treating Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF). Around 6% of diagnosed RMSF occurred in children younger than 10 years of age. A study by the CDC showed that showed that short courses of…
  • IDM Celebrates 12 Years!

    Ammy
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:08 am
    We’re turning 12 this year & we want to share the joy with all our loyal customers! You save a Full 12% on all generic prescription and OTC drugs, and personal care products until September 1st, 2015. All you have to do is purchase for $75 or more, apply the coupon code “IDMRx12YR,” and enjoy our birthday gift to you. This deal is applicable for everyone- for loyal customers and new ones too! It doesn’t matter that this is the first time you’re buying generic prescription drugs from us- you’ll save a FULL 12% on your purchase amount. InternationalDrugMart has always brought…
  • Can I Use Clonidine For Hot Flashes?

    Ammy
    13 Aug 2015 | 3:37 am
    Clonidine, a α2 agonist, is a sympatholytic medication, i. e., it impedes the functioning of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and is used as a hypertensive. Clonidine uses include treatment hypertension, cancer pain and ADHD in children between 6- 17 years. Clonidine dosage 0.1-mg and 0.2-mg, extended-release tablets were approved by the FDA for treating ADHD in young children. Clonidine generic is much cheaper than the branded prescription drug and is available with International Drug Mart at the lowest prices online. Parents of children with ADHD will find treatment costs are bearable…
  • Baclofen: Beneficial To Alcohol Dependent Patients

    Ammy
    10 Aug 2015 | 12:19 am
    Baclofen is a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor agonist, specifically for the GABA receptors. The generic drug is a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant. It’s main use is as an antispastic agent, treating symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis, including spasm, pain, and stiffness. The cost of prescription medication for multiple sclerosis is soaring, leaving sufferers and caregivers worried about finances. InternationalDrugMart.com understands the stress of this debilitating condition, which is why customers prefer to buy baclofen generic from International Drug Mart.com. The…
  • Breathe Free With Fluticasone–Salmeterol

    Ammy
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:32 am
    Fluticasone–Salmeterol is a combination drug used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It contains Fluticasone Propionate and Salmeterol Xinafoate. The patent for this drug expired only a few years ago. The advair diskus generic prescription drug is available at www.internationaldrugmart.com for less than half the price of the branded one. Fluticasone is a corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory properties, while salmeterol is a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) & treats constriction of the lungs. The combined formula helps avert coughing, wheezing and…
 
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • 48-Hour Sale on Survival Training, Starts Now! Click to See the Deals

    LAwordsmith
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Thank you for your interest! This sale is now over, but you can still get the course for a great price. Click here.   48-hour SALE! by James Hubbard, MD, MPH It’s been almost a year since I launched The Survival Doctor’s video-based Emergencies Training Course, and the feedback has been amazing. Students have learned some of the most important techniques I believe you need to know. They’ve watched me demonstrate lifesaving procedures; they’ve quizzed their knowledge, stored premade cheat sheets in their first-aid kits, and downloaded on-the-go audio training. But I’ve also…
  • Assign Me a Post: What’s Your Biggest Survival Medicine Worry?

    LAwordsmith
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Picture the time you’re preparing for: you can’t get professional medical care for a few days—or longer. Maybe you’re hiking or homesteading off the grid. Or a snowstorm has shut down roads, or an earthquake has caused mass casualties. Or maybe you’re living in a long-term disaster situation that’ll keep society out of commission for a while. When you think of this scenario, what’s your number-one fear, survival medicine-wise? Next month marks four years since I started TheSurvivalDoctor.com. During that time, you and I have covered a lot of topics…
  • How to Help Your Kids Deal With Hot School Days

    LAwordsmith
    11 Aug 2015 | 5:17 pm
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH When I think of school starting, I still imagine red and orange leaves and cool temperatures; it wasn’t that long ago that we thought of fall as schooltime. Not so today. Many kids in the United States are meeting their new teachers right now, in early August—one of the hottest months of the year. If you have children, do they know how to deal with the heat on their own, on the playground, sports field, or school bus? Because it is downright hot out there. This week, a chunk of the Southeast has been under a heat advisory or excessive heat warning; temperatures…
  • Investigative Report: Do Antibiotic Expiration Dates Matter?

    LAwordsmith
    5 Aug 2015 | 12:12 pm
    This is part 2 in our special series about antibiotics controversies. See part 1, about fish antibiotics for humans, here. by Leigh Ann Hubbard The expiration date is not a magic number. This is one of the first things preppers (preparedness-minded people) learn when they start stockpiling. Shelf-stable products tend not to suddenly go rancid on the stamped date. Sometimes they last a long time after that. Their quality, however, may begin to decrease. A can of vegetables that’s a while past its date may not taste as good. A supplement may be less potent. An antibiotic may not work as well.
  • 2 Medical Procedures You Can Do at Home—and Avoid the ER

    LAwordsmith
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:47 pm
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH These two medical techniques are among the most popular I’ve ever shared here. They’re little-known but easy to master, and they often solve a couple of daunting, frustrating problems. Since I published them over two years ago, readers have told me again and again that these tips have allowed them to avoid expensive doctor visits. So I thought they were worth recapping, to make sure you have them in your back pocket. They could save you time, money, and lots and lots of frustration. 1. Use Floss to Get a Ring Off a Swollen Finger Most rings are pretty perfectly…
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    Healthier Steps

  • Curry Quinoa with Broccoli

    Michelle Blackwood
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:11 pm
    I want to share with you one of my quinoa recipes that I usually love to serve someone who is eating quinoa for the first time. The first recipe is my quinoa salad recipe in my cookbook, Healthier Steps 125 Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.  The  second recipe Curry Quinoa with Broccoli, is another favorite, which is always a winner for my guests. Seriously though, every single time I make a new recipe with quinoa, I’m convinced that its the best way to prepare it. You have to try my Southwestern Quinoa Bake. I have been cooking less brown rice lately and more quinoa in the dishes that I…
 
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 352: Science art with Michele Banks

    30 Aug 2015 | 4:39 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Michele Banks Vincent meets up with Michele Banks in Washington, DC to discuss her career as a creator of science-themed art.   Links for this episode Michele Banks on Twitter Artologica Michele's blog The Finch and the Pea Joseph Cornell Not Exactly Rocket Science (Ed Yong) Tree of Life (Jonathan Eisen) Home Microbiome Study Kitten Microbiome Project Science Online The Vexed Muddler Luke Jerram A Daily Dish (Klari Reis) Neuroscience art (Greg Dunn) Ai Weiwei Video of this episode - coming soon Video of Michele…
  • TWiV 351: The dengue code

    23 Aug 2015 | 5:12 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The Masters of the ScienTWIVic Universe discuss a novel poxvirus isolate from an immunosuppressed patient, H1N1 and the gain-of-function debate, and attenuation of dengue virus by recoding the genome. Links for this episode Paula Pitha-Rowe (Balt Sun) Novel poxvirus (CID) H1N1 and gain-of-function debate (mBio) Recoding dengue virus genome (PNAS) Attenuation by dinucleotide frequency change (PNAS) Codon pair and dinucleotide bias not distinguished (PNAS) Codon pair…
  • TWiV 350: Viral gene therapy with Katherine High

    16 Aug 2015 | 6:13 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Katherine A. High Vincent speaks with Katherine High about her career and her work on using viral gene therapy to treat inherited disorders. This episode is drawn from one of twenty-six video interviews with leading scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of virology, part of the new edition of the textbook Principles of Virology.   Links for this episode Katherine A. High, MD AAV gene therapy for congenital blindness (Sci Trans Med) Gene therapy for hemophilia (Hematol)…
  • TWiV 349: One ring to vaccinate them all

    9 Aug 2015 | 6:27 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit Vincent, Alan and Rich explain how to make a functional ribosome with tethered subunits, and review the results of a phase III VSV-vectored Ebolavirus vaccine trial in Guinea.   Links for this episode Social media specialist position at ASM WHO dismisses Catholic church on vaccine safety U of T Dean resigns over anti-vaccine course (Tor Star) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) Countering anti-vaccination attitudes (PNAS) Designer ribosome (Nature)…
  • TWiV 348: Chicken shift

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:52 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit Vincent and Rich discuss fruit fly viruses, one year without polio in Nigeria, and a permissive Marek's disease viral vaccine that allows transmission of virulent viruses.   Links for this episode Virology tenure-track position at NCI (pdf) ASM Agar Art Contest Nigeria on brink of polio eradication (Nature) Dengue in Africa (Tyler Sharp) Permissive vaccines and virulence (PLoS Biol) Marek's disease vaccines and virulence (Ed Yong) Image credit Letters read on…
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    DentalPlans Blog

  • Julianne Hough Gets an Apicoectomy

    :DentalPlans
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:49 pm
      It’s harder to pronounce than “Root Canal” – and at first, it might sound a little scarier too. But if you’re experiencing tooth pain that a root canal can’t fix, you might be glad you’ve heard of the dental procedure called an apicoectomy. Just ask Julianne Hough, former dancer (and now judge) on the prime-time TV show Dancing with the Stars; not only did she have this treatment done a couple of years ago – she also shared some post-procedure snaps with her social media fans. So what exactly is an apicoectomy? It’s a special type of dental surgery aimed at removing…
  • DentalPlans Weekly Dental and Healthcare News Roundup

    :DentalPlans
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:12 am
    Here’s our latest pick of the most interesting and useful health and wellness stories from across the Internet. Medicare’s Maze – How to Maximize Benefits FoxBusiness.com interviewed Allen Erenbaum, President of the Consumer Health Alliance, to find out how to best manage Medicare exclusions, fill health care gaps and save money on out-of-pocket medical expenses. Erenbaum explained that original Medicare (Part A and B) does not cover many supplemental services, and those out-of-pocket health costs can add up quickly. Some of the more common supplemental services not covered by…
  • Choosing an Organic Toothpaste

    :DentalPlans
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:16 am
      Switching to organic toothpaste seems like it should be a simple process. That is, until you’re standing in front of a rack filled with choices without a clue. Surfactant-free? Naturally-sourced fluoride? No Triclosan? Remineralizing? What does it all mean and why is it so hard to choose something as simple as toothpaste? The Best Organic Toothpaste People opt to use organic toothpaste for several reasons: Avoid sweeteners Avoid specific additives Preference for natural products Desire for vegan products Rely on your personal preferences, along with your dentist’s or dental…
  • How Periodontal Plastic Surgery Can Improve a Gummy Smile

    :DentalPlans
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:04 pm
    The natural appeal of a bright, healthy smile – like the idea of beauty itself – has a lot to do with our perceptions of what a smile “should” look like. And needless to say, there’s a wide variation in what different people perceive as beautiful. Yet if you aren’t satisfied with the way your smile looks because it seems to show too much of your gums (or maybe not enough teeth of your teeth), the issue may be what’s known as a “gummy smile.” As is the case with most things related to aesthetics, there isn’t a strict definition of what makes a smile look…
  • Avoiding The “Back to School” Plague

    :DentalPlans
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:24 pm
      Teachers call the annual upswing in illness the “Back to School Plague.” And with good reason:  on average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC. Twenty-two million school days are lost each year due to the common cold. Thirty-eight million school days are missed annually due to influenza. Add in parental work days lost due to taking care of sick kids (and recovering from the cold/flu that the kids shared with you). That’s a whole lot of lost education and productivity – and way too much time spent feeling…
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    Tandurust

  • Causes Of Caffeine Intoxication: Symptoms & Treatment Options

    PUP
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:47 am
    Millions of people all over the world knowingly or unknowingly consume caffeine. People drink tea and coffee or eat chocolate bars for extra boost of energy. Little do they realize that the feeling of stimulation and awakening is from caffeine …
  • Body Going Into Starvation Mode: Causes, Symptoms & Remedies

    PUP
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:44 am
    Restriction in intake of food either voluntarily or due to environmental circumstances can lead the body in starvation mode. The metabolic activities work slowly when the system perceives that the body is unable to get required calories for normal functioning. …
  • Symptoms Of Severe Dehydration: Causes And Treatment Options

    PUP
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:41 am
    Dehydration is a condition characterized by excessive loss of water or body fluids from the body. Water depletion can hamper normal functioning of various organs of the body, right from skin to kidney. Nearly 70 percent of human body is …
  • Is It Normal To Have A Low Sex Drive After Having A Baby?

    PUP
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:11 am
    It is not uncommon for a woman to lose interest in sex after giving birth. Some studies suggest that at least 20 to 30 percent of woman after their delivery have no sexual desire for at least 3 months. For …
  • Reasons For Toddler Not Eating Properly: How To Feed A Toddler?

    PUP
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:04 am
    Many mothers are worried when their child refuses to eat food. Toddler feeding problem is not uncommon and at some point during this stage of life, every child becomes fussy. However, you should not worry if your toddler misses one …
 
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    Three Minute Egg: Latest News

  • Kids Love Yoga (Eggs)!

    27 Aug 2015 | 2:59 am
    It’s the kind of thing you can only write (or say) with an exclamation point: “Kids love yoga!” If it seems surprising, that’s because adults associate yoga with “something that’s good for us” and by extension, something kids wouldn’t like. But properly taught, yoga is fun, and kids love fun.Of course, yoga for kids is somewhat different from the vinyasa class you took recently. Children’s bodies are growing, changing and developing, so their brand of yoga has to respect that. Only certain poses are appropriate for kids. And the same is true for yoga teachers.Qualified…
  • What Your Favorite Three Minute Egg ® Color Says About You

    21 Aug 2015 | 6:41 am
    Did you know that the colors you’re drawn to may reflect different aspects of your personality? Are you friendly or stubborn? Are you passionate or practical? The color of your Yoga Eggs may be giving you away.Colors also correspond to different chakras or energy centers in the body. The color you choose, therefore, can give you a clue about where you are centered energetically or what you want to develop. Yoga Egg ColorsThree Minute Egg® gives you lots of color choices when you buy your Yoga Eggs. Here’s a rundown on what your selections may be saying about you.Charcoal Gray and…
  • Standup Paddleboard Yoga with Three Minute Egg Yoga Blocks

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Experience the bliss of practicing yoga on the water … with yoga props!You can do yoga almost anywhere — in your living room, on the beach or on top of a mountain. But lately one of the most popular locations, especially in the summer, is to do yoga right on the water. Standup paddleboard yoga, known as SUP yoga, mixes sun and fun with yoga asanas.History of SUP YogaSurfing originated in Hawaii, where standup paddleboards eventually caught on. Rick Thomas brought a board to California in 2004, and the craze began. SUP grew to become a worldwide phenomenon, both for surfers and for…
  • ​Top Yoga Retreat Locations

    21 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
    Wouldn’t it be fabulous if you could wrap yourself up in that blissful feeling yoga practice provides for more than an hour or two? How about for days at a time without interruption? We certainly think so, and that’s why we love the idea of yoga retreats. It’s your chance to pause, practice, relax and reflect, strengthening your skills and hitting your mental reset button so you can return refreshed to your normal routine. Whether you desire to travel around the globe or to stay closer to home, here are some of the planet’s top yoga retreat locations:Pura Vida, Costa RicaPura Vida…
  • The Yoga Block vs. the Yoga Egg

    10 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    Are you still using rectangular yoga blocks? Why? Your body’s NOT SQUARE!A Block is a Block is a BlockSIZE: Yoga blocks vary in size a bit, but the industry standard dimensions are: 4” x 5.5” x 9”. They used to be thinner, but I never understood why. 3” is, in opinion, too narrow for a traditional yoga block. One manufacturer claims that the 5.5 x 9 inch surface is enough to sit on comfortably. I wish I had his/her tiny tuchus!SHAPE: These three-dimensional rectangles sport beveled edges of varying consistencies and sometimes a logo to let you know who imported them from China.
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  • The 7-Minute Routine for Back Pain Relief

    The Greatist Team
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    Few things in life are as frustrating as back pain (aside from maybe coffee shops with no Wi-Fi ). If you're dealing with it, you're not alone: One in four Americans experiences back pain on a regular basis. But whether it’s a dull ache or nearly debilitating sharp pain, a bad back can make your daily routine a serious struggle. Luckily this quick, seven-minute video can help. Grokker trainers Jenny Pacey and Wayne Gordon will coach you through a series of gentle exercises designed to improve mobility, boost flexibility, help combat aches and pains, and avoid injury. You'll perform every…
  • Greatist Workout of the Day: Friday, September 4th

    The Greatist Team
    4 Sep 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. The Triple Complete as many rounds of the following as possible in 10 minutes. 9 Tuck Jumps 6 Dips 3 Handstand Push-Ups Want to kick up…
  • The Surprising Truth About Working Out Twice a Day

    Nicole McDermott
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:34 am
    For the spring semester of my junior year, I packed up my yoga mat, P90X DVDs, and as many clothes as I could feasibly squeeze into one suitcase, and flew to Australia. Six months later, I packed it all back up and headed home. But I took something else home with me: Ten pounds of pudge Though I ran in the morning with roommates, swam as much as humanly possible, and regularly practiced sunset yoga on a cliff overlooking the beach (jealous much?), I still managed to increase my size in a matter of months thanks to lots of alcohol and late-night snacking. My plan to shed the weight once back…
  • Why I’m Deliberately Taking Up an E-Cigarette Habit

    Nick English
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    No one calls you a hypocrite if you like to exercise and you drink alcohol on the weekends, but if you smoke cigarettes? Forget about it. What kind of idiot eats broccoli and lifts weights, but sucks down cancer sticks when they leave the gym? Well, I do. Actually, I used to smoke every day, then cut down to only weekends. At least, that was the disclaimer that I'd spout off to my incredulous friends, as smoke circled my face at parties. ”Just two days out of the week means I'm, like, two-sevenths as likely to get cancer now, right?” Probably not, but it sounded good to me. But recently,…
  • The Cheapest Way to Find Your New Favorite Brew

    Brittany Risher
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    Angelino's Coffee While Keurig machines are knocked for not being environmentally friendly, they are ideal for anyone who wants a cup of joe (without committing to an entire pot). These days you can find K-cups in all sorts of flavors, both in stores and online. But sometimes we're not sure we want to buy an entire box of blueberry coffee. Will the fruit complement the nutty notes, or will it turn out to be a gross waste of our money? Test your flavor limits with Angelino's Coffee, a subscription service that allows you to decide how many cups you want (48, 96, or 192) and how often you want…
 
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  • Blood Pressure Chart By Age

    Swarnam John
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:21 pm
    Picture credit Daily Health GenOne of my cousins shared this on Facebook. I found this useful, so I am sharing it with you in my blog. The following are the ways to maintain a normal blood pressure. These steps are advised by the health professionals.ØExercise on a regular basisØReduce salt in your dietØReduce your weightØStop smokingØInclude bananas in your dietØReduce your alcohol consumptionØAvoid or reduce caffeine intakeØReduce stress levelsØPractice meditationHope you would follow these steps to lead a healthy life.Take care,Swarnam Take care, Swarnam
  • Tasty, Tangy and Spicy Gooseberry Recipe

    Swarnam John
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:32 pm
    My son taught me this recipe. While they were playing football, one of his friends brought some spicy gooseberries, of which the boys had a feast. The boy started pestering me to make such tangy gooseberries, of which I told him in no uncertain terms that I did not know the recipe, so he went and asked his friend’s mom, learnt the method and taught me. Both the kids helped me prepare the tangy gooseberries, and advised me to share it in my blog. I gave them my word.Gooseberries are low in calories. They contain flavones and anthocyanins, which fight against cancer, inflammation and…
  • INNLIVE NEWS - INNLIVE MEDIA GROUP: Focus: The Spectacular Onam Festival Dhamaka In Du...

    Swarnam John
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    INNLIVE NEWS - INNLIVE MEDIA GROUP: Focus: The Spectacular Onam Festival Dhamaka In Du...: By SWARNAM JOHN | INNLIVE The traditional backdrop of Onam is quite intriguing. If you are new to all this stuff, then spare a moment t...Take care, Swarnam
  • Free eBook Promotion- Hidden Nutritional Treasures of 75 Natural Foods

    Swarnam John
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:25 am
    My second eBook Hidden Nutritional Treasures of 75 Natural Foods is available on amazon. The free promotion has started it runs from August 27th to 31st. So hurry up the the free sale has started. You can get it here http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014FXSPNQ Hope you read it and please leave your valuable comments on the customer review section. This eBook contains a lot of wonderful health information, You will be glad that you took your time to read it.Take care,SwarnamTake care, Swarnam
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    Swarnam John
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:58 pm
    INNLIVE NEWS - INNLIVE MEDIA GROUP: 'Chal Beta Selfie Le Le Re' - The 'Cheat Sheet' On...: By Swarnam John | INNLIVE A Selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a digital camera or camera phone held in the han...Take care, Swarnam
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  • Healing Hands for Arthritis

    Judy Rone
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:15 am
    Massage Envy is proud to be a sponsor of the 5th annual Healing Hands for Arthritis fundraising event. On September 16, 2015, all Massage Envy clinics in the Puget Sound area, and across the country, will contribute $10 from every 1-hour massage or facial session and 10% of select retail product sales to the Arthritis […]
  • Want to feel good? Give back.

    Judy Rone
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:35 pm
    It’s a fact. When you do something for someone else it makes you feel great. Studies prove it. In a 2013 survey by The America Journal of Public Health, it was suggested that health benefits were gained from helping others. They found that helpful people were more connected socially and experienced less stress and were […]
  • Common Skincare Concerns

    Judy Rone
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Sunburns, sensitive skin, scars, wrinkles, acne, skin cancer. When should you get concerned about your skin? • Sunburn – get concerned when your sunburn is severe enough to cause blisters, or you experience flu like symptoms. • Sensitive skin – get concerned when your skin becomes overly irritated or you have redness or itchiness. Check […]
  • Murad Retail Products

    Judy Rone
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:58 am
    Good skin starts with good health. We know that because of Dr. Murad, a physician of dermatology, pharmacist, and associate professor of medicine at UCLA, made the important connection between good health and good skin. Dr. Murad learned that to give your skin the proper care it needs to thrive there are a few things […]
  • Make time to Relax

    Judy Rone
    5 Aug 2015 | 11:52 am
    All of us have been guilty of spending our days doing too much; working long hours on the job, rushing home to make dinner, taking care of the kids, staying up late to get some “me” time, and collapsing into bed later than we planned…again. And then getting up and doing it all over the […]
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  • Safely Using Water In Your Home

    Sydney Johnston
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Refreshing, calming, and serene. These are just few of the free perks we get from water. It’s no mystery then how water has become one of the favorites in enhancing a home aesthetically. After all, who wouldn’t want to come to a fresh and tranquil sanctuary? Whether you believe in the power of Zen and the […]
  • Curb Appeal: 5 Easy & CHEAP Ways

    Sydney Johnston
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:57 am
    I love to watch Curb Appeal on HGTV. John Gidding and his crew take really crappy looking yards and houses and make them gorgeous. I wish John would drop by my home, but until he does, I’m responsible for my own curb appeal, just like you are. As a side note: his ideas aren’t always practical. […]
  • What Is A ZIP File & How Do I Open It?

    Sydney Johnston
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:16 am
    We are adding a new shop to BlissPlan so that we can sell our cross stitch patterns and gorgeous printable goodies. Some of them will be in zip files. For instance, this wonderful Halloween design has four patterns in it and the best way for cross stitchers to download it is via the zip file since it […]
  • Breathing Problems? This Just Might Help

    Sydney Johnston
    10 Aug 2015 | 9:11 am
    If you have breathing problems, I feel your pain (if you’ll excuse an overused and tired cliche). I have mild adult asthma and often gasp for breath. But you don’t have to have a medical issue to notice that when you want to breathe, your breath is shallow, rather than deep. It’s an awful feeling … I […]
  • My First Etsy “Treasury” – Great For Your Weekend

    Sydney Johnston
    7 Aug 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Etsy.com has a fun activity called a Treasury and I just did my first one. It’s all about funny quotes which are a great way to begin a hot August weekend. See for yourself: I’ve been making funny quotes myself to sell on Etsy and my creative juices are f-l-o-w-i-n-g! How about you? What makes […]
 
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  • More Than 18 Million Americans Suffer From This Condition

    1800CPAP
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that affects up to 18 million people in the United States. Up to 4% of Americans have an undiagnosed case of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes a number of health problems such as stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, and other serious issues. If left untreated, sleep apnea can increase a person’s chance of getting heart disease by as much as 300%! Seeking treatment for sleep apnea should be a top priority for any diagnosed with the disorder, or if you suspect you may have it. Outside of these terrible health effects, sleep apnea severely…
  • Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Make Sure You Understand Which CPAP Machine You Need

    1800CPAP
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:40 am
    Do you suffer from sleep apnea? If so, you’re not alone. Around 18 million Americans are estimated to have this condition, which causes you to stop breathing for anywhere from a few seconds to even a minute. Left untreated and undiagnosed, it can be dangerous and increase the risk of heart disease by three times and a stroke by four times compared to those who don’t have this problem. Fortunately, however, there are treatments available to address the causes and effects of this disturbance in your sleep. The most popular treatment for sleep apnea is Continuous Positive Airway…
  • CPAP Battery Pack for Camping and Travel

    1800CPAP
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    A Storm is Coming. Are You Prepared? Great for Camping, Traveling, or Power Failure Solutions. Affordable CPAP Battery Solutions for Camping and Travel Excited to say it has arrived! A New Revolutionary CPAP Backup Power Supply & Travel Battery that will ensure continuous therapy all night long in the case of an overnight power outage. How does it work you ask? The CPAP Machine will run off the Medistrom backup battery when the regular power source is not available in situations such as power outages, camping, road trips, and during air travel. Not only that, but it comes with additional…
  • Can Airing™ Micro CPAP Improve Compliance?

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

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

    HealthyDis
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:13 pm
    People who experience left leg pain may have an underlying disease or medical condition. In some cases, there are symptoms associated with neuropathy, herniated disc or even injury. It is therefore important to first identify the real cause of the pain in order to find the best treatment for left leg pain. What Causes Dull […]
  • Causes Of Shooting Pain From Nape To Head

    HealthyDis
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:13 pm
    Having pain in the nape may be due to an increase in blood pressure. Sometimes, people with hypertension may experience shooting pain from the nape to the head back. But there are some other causes that may result to such symptom. What Causes Shooting Pain From Nape To Head You may be having a stiff […]
  • Feels Like Shaking Inside Body – What Causes Inside Tremble

    HealthyDis
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:45 pm
    The sensation of shaking inside the body may be attributed to different health concerns. In some cases, they can be related to mild stroke, neuropathy, stress and fatigues and even panic attacks. It is therefore important that you know the cause of shaking inside the body to find a solution. What Causes Shaking Inside the […]
  • What Causes Hard Stomach Feeling – Stomach Inside Cramping

    HealthyDis
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Having a hard stomach feeling inside can be a sign of upset stomach. Usually, there are other symptoms associated with this condition so you must first identify the cause of your stomach cramps. If  you have been having such symptom for a few days, it is best to consult a doctor. What Causes Hard Stomach […]
  • What Causes Cold Upper Lip Symptom?

    HealthyDis
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    The upper lip has one of the thinnest skin parts in the body. Usually, people who have symptoms in the lips may be suffering from an undiagnosed health problem. But you should always identify the cause of the lip symptom which may include cold upper lip. What Causes Cold Upper Lip Symptom? There may be […]
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  • Reconstruction: The First Year

    Doug Manning
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:25 am
    Five days from today will mark the first year since my wife died. The actual date this year is on Sunday, but since the date last year was on Saturday and she died early in the morning, just after midnight, to me, the year ends as I relive that horrible Friday night. I have been reliving the week day by day not so much in physical pain nor collapsing in tears but a sense of dread and depression…hard to care about anything or even anyone. I have often heard that the anticipation of the day is usually worse than the day itself but since I heard that from my own writings I don’t know…
  • Returning to the Workplace After a Loss

    Rachel Kodanaz
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    Following the loss of a loved onereturning to the workplace can be an intimidating experience. However, for most the return to work will prove to be beneficial as it provides structure for a daily routine and a place to go each day. Unfortunately, the timing of the return to work is most likely dictated by bereavement leave policies, income requirements and the fear of losing a job rather than the griever’s readiness to return to work. If the return to work follows an extended absence or a traumatic loss, the manager should meet with the employee outside of the workplace prior to his/her…
  • The Needs of Grief: Safety

    Doug Manning
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:50 am
    If you boil down everything all of us authors have written about grieving, it boils down to one word–PERMISSION. The key to a successful grief journey is finding permission to grieve. The best thing to do with our grief is to grieve, but finding permission from ourselves and from others is not an easy thing to accomplish. We tend to think we should be doing better than we are, and the rest of the world seems intent on cheering us up no matter what it takes. Where does one go to grieve in peace? We need safe places to grieve. The best thing I can offer to people in grief is a place where…
  • It’s One Year Later

    Rachel Kodanaz
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:30 am
    In grief, we often refer to the anniversary of a loved one as an “angelversary,” the annual remembrance of our loved one who has left a tattoo on our heart. I now have the opportunity to celebrate two angelversaries: the first on April 14th when my husband Rod passed away, and the second on September 10th – the anniversary of publishing “Living with Loss, One Day at a Time.” I never imagined that the journey of being widowed at such a young age would culminate in a book that has reached thousands of readers in its first year of print. For years, people have asked me why I stay so…
  • The Challenges of Grief: How Are You?

    Doug Manning
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    It was her daughter’s birthday. The fifth one since she died. Many of the people she meet that day had no idea that this was a special day, how much every birthday hurt, and how certain birthdays hurt more than others. Fifth is really no different than fourth, but somehow it seems more significant. To her it felt like some kind of milestone had been reached. She could not believe it had been five years and yet, in some ways, it felt like it had been forever. The friends, who knew what day it was, had no idea what to say or how to respond. The mother had no idea how she wanted or needed…
 
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  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Advances in plastic surgery happen all the time and it’s pretty incredible how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. Today we are able to make facial rejuvenations that are substantial while still looking natural. Dr. Lam approaches procedures with the eye of an artist and the mind of a surgeon which creates the perfect balance between aesthetic and function. We all want to look our best and we want our best to last as long as possible. Many people, men and women alike, seek out Dr. Lam for the ultimate in facial rejuvenation: Facelift Dallas. The facelift procedure is a…
  • Lip Augmentation Dallas

    jenn
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:04 pm
    There are few facial features lusted after as much as round, luscious lips. For century’s women have been coveting their fuller lipped peers, celebrities and models and trying to emulate the look through make up tricks, and plump-promising glosses. For women who are ready to make a more significant and longer lasting enhancement, Dermal Fillers may be the way to go. A dermal filler works just like it sound it would by filling in areas that are lacking mass- they are also used to rejuvenate the face. A Dermal Filler will give you results that last several months, but aren’t permanent, so…
  • Otoplasty Dallas

    jenn
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:49 pm
    The cosmetic surgical procedure to reduce an overly large ear or to reposition an ear that is protruding from the side of the head is known as Otoplasty Dallas. Otoplasty Dallas, also known as Ear Surgery, is performed for aesthetic reasons and does not alter the function of the ear. Many children born with ears that stick out often become the target of unnecessary years of teasing from their peers. For some this may leave a wound in their self-confidence well into adulthood. Patients may also seek out Otoplasty Dallas to correct a birth defeat, for cancer reconstruction or to reconstruct…
  • Nose Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    18 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Nose Surgery Dallas is a procedure to improve the cosmetic or functional aspects of the nose. Nose Surgery Dallas, also called Rhinoplasty, can improve the aesthetic appearance of nose in patients who feel their nose is disproportionate to the rest of their facial features, has indentations, bumps, is crooked, or has asymmetrical nostrils. Functional nose surgery can improve obstructions in the airway such as a deviated septum. Nose reconstruction may be done to repair tissue loss from cancer. Dr. Lam is uniquely qualified in nose surgery, having written two textbooks and numerous scientific…
  • Otoplasty Dallas

    jenn
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Children can be ruthless when it comes to calling each other mean and hurtful nicknames, particularly if there are any obvious physical attributes that make them stand out. Children who are born with ears that stick out from the side of the head or are overly large are often the first target for teasing among their peers. Teasing can lead to life-long scars on their self-confidence. Many people who are unhappy with the appearance of their ears consider Otoplasty Dallas. Otoplasty, or Ear Surgery, is a procedure to cosmetically enhance the appearance of the ears by pinning them back or…
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    Health Fitness Topics

  • Indian government launched mobile app on HIV AIDS called HELP

    Asman Hall
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:06 am
    Now, a mobile application called HELP (HIV Education and Linkage to Prevention) will provide complete information on HIV, increase awareness and risk perception.The app will also prompt users to access HIV testing from the nearest centre free of cost. Ensuring confidentiality, with bi-lingual facility and easy compatibility, it is expected to reach more than 11 crore people across urban and rural geographies.HELP app will be available in Google play store and App store, for a country with 200 million mobile Internet users, it is expected to reach over 11 crore people across the country.The…
  • Palakkad Indias First Literate HIV Aids District

    Asman Hall
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:47 am
    Palakkad has been declared as the first complete HIV/AIDS literate district in the state, thanks to the joint initiatives of civic authorities and KESS-HAPPI, a voluntary organisation.In view of increasing number of HIV cases reported in Palakkad, the district panchayat had drawn up a door-to-door campaign programme to educate people about the perils of the disease and the need to discard discrimination against its victims. The six-month project, titled 'Jyothirgamaya', has covered 91 village panchayats and four municipalities in the district.T.N. Kandamuthan, the district panchayat president…
  • Hiv Cases on Rise in India

    Asman Hall
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    India has the third-highest number of people living with HIV in the world with 2.1 million Indians accounting for about four out of 10 people infected with the deadly virus in the Asia—Pacific region, according to a UN report.India has the third largest HIV population in the world with approximately 2.1 million people suffering from it, but there are only eight lakh people who are undergoing Anti- Retroviral Therapy (ART) treatment, according to official data.On World AIDS Day, Union Health Minister had sought the people's involvement to meet the global goals of zero new infection and death…
  • What are Common Health Issues Faced By Women in India

    Aswin
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:22 am
    Women in India face issues like malnutrition, lack of maternal health, diseases like AIDS, breast cancer, domestic violence and many more.MalnutritionNutrition plays a major role in and individual’s overall health, psychological and physical health status is often dramatically impacted by the presence of malnutrition.India has one of the highest rates of malnourished women among developing countries. A 2012 study by Tarozzi have found the nutritional intake of early adolescents to be approximately equal. However, it is seen that the rate of malnutrition increases for women as they enter…
  • What is surrogacy?

    Asman Hall
    14 Aug 2015 | 6:42 am
    Surrogacy is when another woman carries and gives birth to a baby for the couple who want to have a child.A surrogacy arrangement or surrogacy agreement is the carrying of a pregnancy for intended parents. There are two main types of surrogacy, gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy. In gestational surrogacy, the pregnancy results from the transfer of an embryo created by in vitro fertilization (IVF), in a manner so the resulting child is genetically unrelated to the surrogate. Types of surrogacy There are two types of surrogacy — traditional surrogacy and gestational…
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    Gluten Free Paleo Health Advice | Beverly Meyer | Podcast & Resources

  • Tony Wrighton on Zestology, Self-Hypnosis and the Alpha State

    Beverly Meyer
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:02 am
    Tony Wrighton is an author, NLP coach and popular sports broadcaster in the UK. His podcast slogan is Zestology: Live Life with Energy, Vitality and Motivation.   Tony was a successful author and sports personality and had learned Neuro Linguistic Programming at the highest level when he contracted a virulent virus in 2014. He spent months in bed, not sure if he would ever recover.   Using self-hypnosis and NLP helped him stay relaxed and heal. His motivation now is teaching us that relaxation and positive mental programming give us the creativity, health and energy we seek. On…
  • Nutrition Education In Schools

    Beverly Meyer
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Efforts to help nutrition education in schools are underway across the United States. The San Francisco based “Nutrition Education Project” was set up to teach parents and kids about healthier food, reading labels, doing exercise and more.   Started by the San Francisco School Board, it has a broad agenda covering health, school lunches, and parent advocacy. While I don’t agree with some of the nutrition info they share (such as low-fat foods), I give them an A+ for their ambitions for ending empty calories. One successful part of their campaign is the…
  • How to Build a Strong Lean Body If You’re Tired and Overweight

    Beverly Meyer
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:46 am
    How do you build a strong lean body when you’re tired and overweight?  What kind of movement is easy but effective?   I turned to Ben Greenfield for answers….. He’s an elite athlete and super-coach with great exercise and lifestyle videos, a hugely popular podcast and much more.  We spoke on my 2014 Primal Diet – Modern Health podcast about the not-so-super exercisers who need help getting started with fitness, health and weight. His answers surprised me so I’m sharing them with you! First question to Ben: how do the “under-fit”…
  • 6 Reasons to Avoid Coconut Oil, Milk or Flour

    Beverly Meyer
    8 Aug 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Should coconuts be off the menu?  Are there valid reasons to avoid coconut oil, meat, milk or water?   My clients occasionally do see problems with coconuts (and I do too).  Sometimes it’s the oil and sometimes issues occur with the meat or milk.   Coconuts can offer wonderful health benefits, both internally and externally, but like all things, they may not be right for YOU.  Check out these questions and try going coconut-free for a few weeks before consuming again.  Watch for effects in any area.   Self-experimentation is one of the…
  • Paleo Takeout with Russ Crandall

    Beverly Meyer
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:05 pm
    “The Domestic Man” Russ Crandall has a Paleo friendly book based on takeout favorites.  There’s Asian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and American foods you’ll recognize and love.  “Paleo Takeout” is packed with “restaurant favorites without the junk”. With a history of a stroke in his early 20’s, an autoimmune disorder and an active Navy career, how did he become The Domestic Man and have a successful blog and 3 books on food?  Here’s Russ’s story and lots of ideas for great fresh food. Some highlights of this…
 
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  • Pregnancy Diet Linked to Infant Heart Defects

    Nucha
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:26 am
      There appears to be a link between a mother’s diet during pregnancy and likelihood of an infant developing heart defects. In a study published in Archives of Diseases in Childhood Fetal & Neonatal Edition, pregnant women with healthy diets (those consisting of fruit and vegetables), had lower risks of having babies with certain heart defects – atrial septal defects and Tetralogy of Fallot, than those mothers who did not have great diets. Although eating well is not a guaranteed method of avoiding congenital heart defects, the study suggests a healthy diet before,…
  • Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol

    Nucha
    12 Aug 2015 | 11:39 am
      Here are some proven ways of lowering cholesterol naturally: 1. Eliminate trans fats from your diet. They are found in margarine, shortenings, fried foods and so on. Any product that contains partially hydrogenated oil has trans fat. 2. Increase consumption of dietary fiber. Try to eat 25 to 35 grams of fiber a day. Fiber binds to cholesterol and eliminates it from your body. Try eating more whole grans, legumes, vegetables and fruits. 3. Oily fish for your health. Try eating at least two servings of oily fish a day. Very high doses of pure fish oil can lower your triglyceride levels…
  • 3-D Printed Pills

    Nucha
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:24 am
      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of 3-D printers for producing medications. A new drug, called Spritam, prescribed to control seizures brought on by epilepsy, will be printed using 3-D printing technology. Printing the medications allows layers of medication to be packaged more tightly in precise doses. Therefore, it could also produce smaller pills that are easier to swallow. 3-D printing could meet specific needs of patients, rather than having a one-product-fits-all approach.   Blog Credit Image Credit The post 3-D Printed Pills appeared first on CPR,…
  • Height a Factor for Heart Disease

    Nucha
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
      In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have found a direct link between height and LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. In the study of nearly 200,000 participants, researchers determined that the genes that are responsible for a person’s height are also responsible for genes that increase LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. For every 2.5 inches below average height, risk of heart disease increased about 14 percent. The relationship was more significant in men than women, however the cause is still unknown. Do not fret if you’re someone…
  • Heart-Healthy Grilling Options

    Nucha
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
      What’s a cookout without burgers and brats? Dietitian Kate Patton and intern Sara Saliba within Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation show five great alternatives. 1. Chicken breat or turkey burgers – Leaner white meats are low in carnitine, an amino acid linked to heart attack and stroke 2. Veggie burgers -Try grilling veggie burgers for that close-to-authentic grilled hamburger taste. 3. Seafood – Salmon, trout and herring taste great when grilled. They are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for blood pressure. Tuna…
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  • Your go-to guide for on-trend fall fitness fashions

    Vivian Lee
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:57 am
    Your go-to guide for on-trend fall fitness fashions09/04/2015By Jessica MendezAh, fall: the true start of the new year for the fashion obsessed. A season of slim layers, new prints and a more subdued — but no less exciting —...
  • Do I need to change all four tires at the same time?

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    Do I need to change all four tires at the same time?09/04/2015By Angie's ListHave you ever wondered whether it was OK to replace just one or two tires instead of replacing all four at the same time?
  • Quiz: Can we guess your dream home's style?

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Quiz: Can we guess your dream home's style?09/04/2015By PlayBuzzWhat does the perfectly styled home of your Pinterest dreams actually look like? Take our quiz to find out which home decor aesthetic best matches...
  • 11 pizzas inspired by fall flavors

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    11 pizzas inspired by fall flavors09/03/2015By Jennifer Dome KingWith toppings that come straight from an autumn harvest — butternut squash, beets, onions, cranberries, even apples — these pizzas are sure to hit...
  • How to divine the future with food

    Vivian Lee
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    How to divine the future with food09/03/2015By Rik LeeWe all know that nothing tells you more about who you are and what the future holds than your diet so, in that spirit, we take a (tongue-in-cheek)...
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  • Diets still don’t work, but ….

    mr hlth
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:55 am
    Diets still don’t work.   If you want to make a long lasting, sustainable change to your health, going on a diet is not the solution – they don’t work.  The good news though is that diets can help bridge between where you are at now, and a healthier lifestyle.  If this seems contradictory, let me explain briefly. Most people “go on a diet” to accomplish a short term goal (usually to lose some weight – not a bad thing for most Americans, but more about that in another post).  The problem comes in when you end the diet.  If the goal was just to…
  • Good news about diet soda

    mr hlth
    9 Aug 2015 | 2:05 pm
      Some good news about diet soda; Pepsi has announced that starting this week, they are releasing a reformulated Diet Pepsi (in the US) that doesn’t contain Aspartame.   The logo and the color of the can are the same, but  “NOW ASPARTAME FREE” is noted in small capital letters across the top of the can. GOOD It’s good news that Aspartame is being dropped by Pepsi.  Aspartame has been considered by many to be toxic – do a web search yourself for aspartame toxicity or visit websites like SweetPoison.com which “provides a variety of aspartame…
  • Sensitive to Wheat? Maybe you should try Spelt!

    mr hlth
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Spelt is a grain you should know about. Spelt is very much like wheat with just a few important differences, as a matter of fact spelt IS an ancient form of wheat.  For this reason it shares many attributes with wheat, and foods made with spelt are very similar (and taste similar) to those made with wheat. Wheat berries Spelt enjoyed greater popularity as a grain for several centuries, but was replaced by wheat over the last century for a number of reasons. However, spelt has recently had a resurgence in popularity primarily because of some of it’s healthy attributes.
  • Why I choose organically raised wheat

    mr hlth
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Wheat has come up in discussion recently in some conversations about diet, carbs, etc.   Although I limit the amount of carbs in my diet, I have not eliminated wheat from my diet.  BUT –  I have done my best to limit myself to organically raised wheat. I do this for several reasons, but the main reason I want to focus on now is glyphosate. Glyphosate is the primary active ingredient found in the herbicide Roundup from Monsanto.  You can do the research yourself and decide what you are willing to consume, but I made the choice to avoid foods raised with or deliberatly exposed to…
  • Why would anyone want this in their food?

    mr hlth
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    Just a short post to point out the continued concerns with glyphosate- the primary chemical in the product Roundup. Previous posts have pointed out some of the concerns about pesticide and herbicide residue in food and feedstock items. Unfortunately, this has not changed – and recent articles and studies underscore  this concern.  A recent article on the website of the Independent – a British newspaper – contained the headline:  “Scientists urge caution over experts’ claims pesticide is ‘probably’ carcinogenic”. It goes on to reference a…
 
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  • Things to Do In Savannah – Girl Scouts Founder Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace

    Healthy Family Matters
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:45 am
    On our road trip this summer we had the pleasure of visiting Savannah, Georgia. It’s a charming city filled with history which provided an abundance of opportunities for me to educate our children on the history of the south. While looking for things to do in Savannah we came across Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace. Our daughter is a Junior in the Girl Scouts so this was an attraction that we didn’t want to miss. Praised as a Girl Scout national center in Savannah, Georgia, the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace has authentically amazing experiences for girl…
  • 4 Reasons To Stop Tricking Your Kids Into Eating Healthy

    Healthy Family Matters
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:55 am
    Does your child make the most creatively absurd faces on seeing even the slightest trace of veggies on his/ her plate? Don’t be alarmed, a kid warming up to veggies and greens is a rarer phenomenon than most parents would like. Yet this does not undermine how vital it is for them to consume these in healthy portions, and integrate them into their diet. Desperate thus to win their kids over, moms across the globe come up with ingenious recipes and presentations to win their kids over. I know one mum who blends all her veggies into a pulp and silently mixes them into an array of recipes…
  • 7 Tips to Get Your Entire Family Exercising Together

    Erica Brooks
    7 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    The thought of exercise can be off-putting for most people. Families today are so set in their ways and so busy doing tons of other activities it may be hard finding the time to fit in exercise for an individual, let alone the entire family. It has been proven that when you get an entire family exercising together they are more likely to continue with an exercise regimen. Why is this? It’s the team mentality that takes over. Families who go it together are more likely to encourage the other members when something becomes difficult to do or interest gets lost. This rallying effort makes…
  • 5 ‘Me Time’ Ideas for the Busy Bee

    Ashley Sotelo
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Let me begin by admitting that the last time I have ever allowed myself the luxury of personal time was more than just a couple of months ago. I’m not even sure when exactly because yeah, I feel like I haven’t given myself time in ages. For the record, I know that I should set aside time to think deeply about life to find inner peace and attain a sense of bliss for my benefit. The problem is that I still can’t give myself space (or Me Time, as I like to put it) because I cannot find a quiet hour for myself. I don’t want to call it laziness, and I’m sure if you have a similar problem…
  • How to Deal with Financial Stress Now!

    Erica Brooks
    5 Aug 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Almost three-quarters of Americans say they’re under financial stress, and one-quarter say their condition is extreme, according to a recent study by the American Psychological Association. Whether you’re struggling to pay bills or build up your savings, those pressures can take a toll on your health as well as your bank balance. Consider these suggestions that will help you manage your money and your stress. Steps to Take With Your Money 1. Track your spending. Figure out where your money is going. There are websites and apps that will help you record your expenses for free or…
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  • Connecting the Dots ~ Unity Consciousness

    New Bloggy Cat
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:06 am
    New Bloggy Cat:Let us connect the dots ╍●‿●╍ and start reaching out to one another!ლ(─‿●‿─)ლ Originally posted on Dreamwalker's Sanctuary: Sometimes the Universe works in remarkable ways, as it leads us through our experiences here upon this amazing planet. And sometimes we can be incredibly blind as the Signs present themselves ever more within our vision.. I see this time as a great opportunity to reach out to one another.. Instead we are constantly being brainwashed as to our separateness and differences.. Be it through religion or the borders separating…
  • Joke of the day – Perfect massage

    New Bloggy Cat
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:02 pm
    The purrrfect deep tissue relaxing massage anyone? Tagged: cats, clean jokes, deep-tissue-massage, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, funny one-liners, good clean jokes, good jokes, happy-friday, humor, humour, jokes, massage, perfect-massage, short jokes, very funny jokes
  • Quote of the day – Erma Bombeck

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    3 Sep 2015 | 12:16 am
    “Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.” ― Erma Bombeck http://www.dailymail.co.uk http://www.justsomthing.co http://www.buzzflare.com http://www.distractly.com http://www.imgfave.com http://www.cupcakepedia.com That’s all folks…merry melodies! ♪┏(・o・)┛♪┗ ( ・o・) ┓♪ Tagged: bad, choices, conscience, famous quotes, gift, good, guilt, guilty, humor, innocence, inspirational, life and living, life-lessons, pets, shame, truth, wrongdoing
  • Quote of the day – A. D. Williams

    New Bloggy Cat
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:14 am
    “When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”– A.D. Williams http://www.buzzfeed.com Tagged: animals, connection, expression, eyes, friend, inspirational, intrigue, life, life and living, life-lessons, living-being, love, soul, unspoken
  • Joke of the day – Bicycle

    New Bloggy Cat
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Why can’t a bicycle stand on its own? Because it’s two tired! Tagged: bicycle, bike, clean jokes, funny clean jokes, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, short jokes, tire, tired, very funny jokes
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  • Wiley’s Finest: Super Fats!

    Lollie Todd
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    EPA/DHA Counts! Not all fats are the same, and it pays to know the difference. After decades of demonising fats in the diet, the latest headlines report “fat is good for you!” But the devil is the detail and it matters which type of fat you choose to consume. There are good, bad and ugly fats in the diet and having the knowledge to make wise food choices can delay or even prevent, the onset of a myriad of diseases from head to toe and from cradle to grave. Most people eat too much processed fat- found in hydrogenated margarines, convenience, fast and fried foods and in intensively reared…
  • Doctor’s Best: CoQ10

    Lollie Todd
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    What is Coenzyme Q10? Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like, fat soluble nutrient central to energy production at the cellular level, essential for generating metabolic energy in the form of ATP. What is ATP? ATP is the energy currency of every cell in the human body, it is necessary for not only exercise but for life. ATP is produced in the mitochondria, the power-house of cells, where Coenzymes Q10 plays its role. CoQ10 levels and age Unfortunately, CoQ10 levels decrease with age. A factor that may actually contribute to the aging process. It is believed that exhaustive, prolonged exercise may…
  • Optibac Probiotics – travel with a happy and healthy digestive system

    James
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    50% of travellers experience digestive issues when abroad. Don’t be one of them! Traveller’s Diarrhoea is the most frequently experienced health disorder experienced by those travelling abroad[1]. Research suggest that pathogenic bacteria are responsible for 85% of all cases of Traveller’s Diarrhoea[3], with E. coli being the most common offender[4,5]. Despite it being a generally minor condition, it can ruin your holiday. Statistics reveal that 20% of sufferers are confined to bed for a day, and 33% need to stop their activities[2]. Of course some destinations are higher risk than…
  • Spiezia Organics Facial Ritual

    Lollie Todd
    12 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    A five step guide to feeling fabulous! Follow these five simple steps to achieve beautiful healthy skin the natural way. These 100% organic products, made only from natural ingredients are a joy to use and will last for ages – a little of each product goes a long way. STEP 1 – FACIAL CLEANSER Gently massage a pea size amount in circular movements onto the face. Start around the mouth and jaw line and work up over the forehead to the scalp line. Leave to absorb into the skin for 2-3 minutes. This is a good time to put the kettle on and have an organic tea! STEP 2 – FLORAL…
  • Optibac: Children and probiotics

    Lollie Todd
    11 Aug 2015 | 5:05 am
    There’s a lot of buzz about the benefits of bacteria in the media, particularly for children, but this can be a confusing issue for many people. Why would you ever want to give your child bacteria to improve their health? Aren’t bacteria bad for us, causing infections and stomach upsets? The simple answer is No! Not all bacteria are bad; in fact mounting evidence suggests that starting out with a healthy balance of friendly flora in their intestines could help to improve your child’s health and actually reduce the risk of infections and other health conditions as they grow up. Even…
 
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    Skinny Fat Life

  • Two strategies for a stressful life

    ojohnson
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:42 am
    I’m taking a break from the Simple Eating series for just a minute because I wanted to talk about how going back to school and being part-time at work again has me STRESSED OUT. I’m...
  • Simple Eating: Love them veggies

    ojohnson
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Welcome back to the Simple Eating series. This time, we’re talking about veggies! This is an important food group, obviously, but many people grew up with an aversion to veggies and have never really grown...
  • Simple Eating: Fitting in fruit

    ojohnson
    9 Aug 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Remember that 5 A Day campaign that existed when we were kids? I think there was even a CD-ROM you could get to play a 5 A Day game on your computer. Well, things have...
  • Simple Eating: Kitchen must-haves

    ojohnson
    5 Aug 2015 | 6:17 am
    Welcome back to the Simple Eating series! Today, I’m going to talk about a handful of kitchen items that are must-haves for your healthy eating journey. And you don’t need to break the bank with...
  • Simple Eating: Your guide to healthy food choices

    ojohnson
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Hello! And welcome to the Simple Eating series on SkinnyFatLife. I’m excited to start this series because it’s so near and dear to my heart. I’m back in school to become a registered dietitian (one...
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    Primally Inspired

  • 3 Healthy Alternatives To Soda

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Disclosure – I’m excited to be a part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network and to work with one of my favorite organic beverage companies, Steaz, who have kindly decided to sponsor this blog post. Check them out on their social media channels here, here and here. 3 Healthy Alternatives to Soda   Healthy Alternatives to Soda Video:   Healthy Alternatives to Soda Blog Post:   If there is just one thing you can do to make a huge impact to your health, it’s making the choice to give up soda.  By doing that one simple thing you will cut…
  • Collagen Hair Mask DIY Recipe

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Collagen Hair Mask Recipe DIY Collagen Hair Mask How-To Video   DIY Collagen Hair Mask Recipe Blog Post: Today I’m excited to share one of my secrets for how I got super strong, healthy hair.  My little secret is collagen! And today I’m sharing my Collagen Hair Mask recipe. It’s such a good one! You’ll want to bookmark this recipe for sure, especially if your hair could use some help. And while this mask benefits all hair types, those of you with damaged and/or color treated hair will notice some pretty dramatic benefits. Now I have naturally curly hair and if you…
  • Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles Recipe

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:24 am
    Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles Recipe Today we are making popsicles!  Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles to be exact. And they are so delicious! Watch the super short, how-to video here: (printable recipe below)   Or watch it on Youtube HERE: Unlike the kinds of popsicles that you get at the store, these are healthy popsicles…..and they taste a whole lot better, too Have you ever looked at the ingredients on the back of a store-bought popsicle box? Most popsicles that you get at the store are loaded with sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring and chemical flavors. And all…
  • Breakfast Pizza Quiche from One Pot Paleo

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    Breakfast Pizza Quiche Recipe from One Pot Paleo Today I’m excited to share an easy, one pot recipe that my family has been loving lately! It’s from the cookbook One Pot Paleo and the author, Jenny Castaneda, is generously letting me share her recipe with you! Now before I reveal the deliciously easy recipe, I want to rave about One Pot Paleo for just a minute because I’m a huge fan. But before I do, I want you to know something. I have a lot of cookbooks in my collection. One of the perks of being a food blogger is that I get sent cookbooks to review all.the.time. So many…
  • How To Make Sumac-ade made from Wild Edible Sumac

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:33 pm
    How To Make Sumac-ade made from Wild Edible Sumac   Today I’m going to show you how to make a fun summer drink recipe made from wild edible sumac! It’s called Sumac-ade because it tastes similar to lemonade and it even looks like a pink lemonade. It’s tart, naturally sweet and so refreshing, especially on a hot summer day.    It’s really fun and satisfying to make something so yummy that you picked yourself, don’t you think? I think this recipe is an especially fun one to do with kids. Have them play detective to find wild sumac –…
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  • Healthy Spinach and Ricotta Pizza

    admin
    22 Aug 2015 | 7:46 am
    Are you looking for a deliciously healthy pizza recipe? This recipe will be popular with every member of your family. With spinach and ricotta being used, both of which are super healthy we have constructed this great concoction using healthy...
  • Back To Diet Basics : What Is A Healthy Diet?

    admin
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Do you often see yourself thinking about should I do this diet, or should I do that diet? Are you looking to get a much better diet and not sure where to begin? As you look through the plethora of diets...
  • Our Top 5 Things To Look Out For In A Good Personal Trainer

    admin
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:08 pm
    We all need a little bit of motivation or instruction in life, this is no different in our training and exercise. For some a personal trainer may be a great option, if you are lacking motivation to get fit, don’t...
 
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    Dr. Axe

  • Conjugated Linoleic Acid — Fat Burner, Immune System Builder & More

    Jillian Babcock
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    While many hear “butter and beef” and immediately think of heart attacks and weight gain, the truth is that all types of natural fats are healthy and even beneficial when you eat high-quality versions of them and have them in moderation. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is the name given to group of chemicals found in the fatty acid called linoleic acid. A few of the major sources of CLA in the diet include full-fat dairy products, beef and butter. Although most people think of these foods as “unhealthy” sources of saturated fat, they also provide essential CLA, which is…
  • Miso Soup — Cancer-Fighting Probiotics in a Bowl

    Jillian Babcock
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Miso is a salty paste made from fermented beans (usually soybeans) that has been a staple ingredient in the Japanese diet for thousands of years. It can also be made using certain grains, such as fermented barley, rice or oats, mixed with salt and a bacteria called koji — which results in a range of miso tastes, colors and uses. Miso is one of the best condiments to keep on hand, as it’s versatile in recipes and packed with some noteworthy health benefits. Known in the Western world as the main ingredient used to make miso soup, time-honored miso paste has been used traditionally to…
  • Home Remedies for Toothache Relief

    Ethan Boldt
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    [Below is my transcript of my video about natural treatment for toothaches, along with supplemental information on the topic.] Today, let’s talk about home remedies for toothache relief. If you’ve ever had a toothache or you have a young child or a teething baby that has a toothache, you know that it can be painful, either a nagging pain or can really just make you miserable. Let’s go over my top three natural remedies for curing toothaches fast. Top 3 Natural Treatments for Toothaches 1. Clove Essential Oil The first thing you need to use are essential oils. The best…
  • Natural Ways to Reverse Liver Disease

    Christine Babcock
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:09 am
    If the fat in your liver makes up 5–10 percent of the organ’s weight, then you are diagnosed with fatty liver disease. There are two main types of fatty liver disease, alcoholic liver disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Acute fatty liver of pregnancy is another rare condition that happens when fat builds up in the liver of pregnant women. One of the hardest-working organs in the body, the liver works tirelessly to detoxify our blood, to produce the bile needed to digest fat, to break down hormones, and to store essential vitamins, minerals and iron. This is why it’s…
  • Improve Immunity & Digestion with Kimchi

    Jillian Babcock
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Kimchi, also called gimchi or kimchee, is a traditional fermented probiotic food that is a staple Korean side dish. Dating back hundreds of years, there are dozens of different recipes for making kimchi, but nearly all have several vegetables and seasonings in common that give it its signature taste. Some of the main ingredients of kimchi include napa cabbage, radish, scallion, cucumber and red chili paste. Other major components that are considered healthy, functional foods include garlic, ginger and red pepper powder. Today, Kimchi is considered Korea’s “national dish” — in fact,…
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    Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa

  • How to Transition from Summer to School & Office

    vince
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:22 pm
    These seven tips will help you transition from summer to your office work and your child's school work. The post How to Transition from Summer to School & Office appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • The Importance of Digital Detox and How To Do It

    vince
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Find out why our digital devices are so addictive and how you can do a digital detox program in your own home. The post The Importance of Digital Detox and How To Do It appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • Cathy’s Core Muscles Workout Routine

    vince
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:10 pm
    What exactly are your core muscles, what do they do and how can you strengthen them? The post Cathy’s Core Muscles Workout Routine appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • Smoked Salmon & Halibut Chowder Recipe

    admin
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:41 am
    Healthy & delicious! This recipe is packed with brain food and good for your body. Rich with salmon & halibut this chowder is a favourite with guests. The post Smoked Salmon & Halibut Chowder Recipe appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • Loki Dip Recipe

    admin
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:13 pm
    This snack recipe is a guest favourite! Our famous Loki Dip is a perfect snack that is tasty, packed with protein and will curb an afternoon craving. Enjoy with fresh seasonal vegetables. The post Loki Dip Recipe appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities

  • Taiwan Kitchen Takeover

    GiGi
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:52 am
    You won’t believe how many times I got… How was Thailand?” When I actually went to Taiwan with The Food Pervert and The Actor’s Diet. #ItsOnTaiwan – BRING IT ON 13 hour plane #flight! @thefoodpervert @actorsdiet #Taiwan #LAX #adventure #travelbloggers #travel A photo posted by Geneviève (GiGi) (@gigieats) on Jul 15, 2015 at 4:08pm PDT Even the bank teller thought I said Thailand when I came in to exchange the TAIWANESE CURRENCY I still had… He then proceeded to give me the [Read On!]
  • Sandwich Your Way In

    GiGi
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:59 am
    Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey. As some of you may know… I used to competitively… Snowboard, horseback ride and tumble (yes, I used to competitively throw myself on the ground in a “fancy” fashion)! We are both shocked that neither of us got bucked off our stallions! @brittanyyyy425 #disneyland #horses #merrygoround #amusementpark #blogbuddy #missthischick #iwillnamemyhorsesmokingdutchman #sweatpink A photo posted by Geneviève (GiGi) (@gigieats) on Sep 26, 2014 at [Read On!]
  • Foods Fit Foodies Favor

    GiGi
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:50 am
    While you could certainly head on over to GOOGLE and search inspirational, thought-provoking or pants-peeing hysterical MEMES to post on your Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest… This collage makes me more nauseated than the thought of eating raw pelican carcass. I personally believe that your best bet when it comes to finding social media ammunition… Would be to click PLAY on the video below that Sarah Grace of Fresh, Fit & Healthy and I made a few weeks back when she came to visit Los [Read On!]
  • I Want Labels… Do You?

    GiGi
    14 Aug 2015 | 5:48 am
    Although I do not have children… And I certainly cannot predict the future (sorry to all those who thought I was a fortune teller)… So who knows if THAT will ever happen…   I promise I will stop calling it “it”… I promise I will stop calling it “it”… Oh wait… Oops! #baby #burrito #niece #colorado #aunt #doIeatit? A photo posted by Geneviève (GiGi) (@gigieats) on Jun 30, 2015 at 7:09am PDT By the looks of it… Never. I recently [Read On!]
  • Grab An Apron!

    GiGi
    11 Aug 2015 | 5:44 am
    Did you know that ripe cranberries can actually bounce like rubber balls… Or that one fast food hamburger may contain meat from roughly 100 cows! You learn something new (even if you may not want to) every day… Right? And if you’re currently eating a burger right now… You’re welcome.  Well… I am about to inform you about something else you might not know…  I do not own an apron…. Say WHAT?  STOP THE PRESSES! GiGi does NOT OWN AN APRON, FOLKS! When [Read On!]
 
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    Fit & Healthy 365

  • Improve Your Golf Game with These 6 Exercises and Stretches

    Lydia Di Francesco
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:38 am
    Flexibility is one of the most important factors in making a successful golfer. Stiff shoulders, tight hips, and stubborn hamstrings inhibit achieving the ideal swing. Lack of flexibility can also limit your distance off the tee. Power comes from strength but also flexibility since it allows you to use a full range of motion in the movement. The stronger and more flexible you are throughout your swing, the straighter and farther your ball will fly! When golfing, many muscles are used, especially core muscles, which are often neglected when strength training. Hamstrings help maintain proper…
  • Three Super Simple Salads {with Grocery List}

    Lydia Di Francesco
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. A salad is a great, EASY way to get your protein and (lots of) veggies in! Here are three salad options for you with a grocery list so you have all the items you need to make them. Each salad below took me less than 10 minutes to prepare and had a different flavour to it. No need to be boring. 1) lettuce, red cabbage, red pepper, avocado, and (previously cooked) broccoli, cauliflower and chicken muffins with homemade Greek Salad dressing 2) lettuce, red cabbage, red pepper, tomato, chicken breast (took a few minutes to cook chicken in pan…
  • Demystifying the Personal Training Experience

    Lydia Di Francesco
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Personal training can seem daunting if you’ve never done it before. Many people assume it’s like on TV where the trainer is yelling at the client and making them do things they don’t want. While there are some “drill sergeant” style trainers, it’s generally not like that (and not with me). My Approach My approach to personal training is of a Coach mentality (hence why I refer to myself as Coach Lydia). To me, it’s more than just the physical exercise part. I help clients with their nutrition and provide guidance on how they can create and maintain a…
  • Do You Make These Exercise Mistakes? 4 Quick Fixes for Bad Form

    Lydia Di Francesco
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Gym time is precious so you want your exercises to be effective. As well, you want to make sure you are safely performing each exercise using proper form and technique. There are common mistakes people make when doing standard exercises. In the video below I demonstrate the mistakes and show you the proper way to do a squat, push up, lunge and row. Squats Incorrect Form: – knees caving in – leaning forward too much – butt to high up Correct Form: – feet outside hips, toes slightly turned out – knees track over 2nd and 3rd toes – butt down – fairly…
  • Homemade Low Sodium Chicken Bouillon Powder

    Lydia Di Francesco
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:16 am
    No one likes bland food. That’s why herbs and spices and things like bouillon cubes exist. But, have you looked at the sodium content in bouillon powders?! Yikes! Just 1/2 a tablet (950 mg of sodium) accounts for 40% of your daily value (and that’s calculated on a 2000 calorie diet). Health Canada recommends a sodium intake of 1500 mg/day. But, you don’t have to sacrifice taste in exchange for low sodium. You can make your own chicken bouillon powder in just a few minutes. Ingredients: • 1 cup nutritional yeast flakes • 2 Tbsp onion powder or dried minced onion • 2…
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    Sara T, M.D.

  • Finding Gratitude Through Endings

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:33 pm
    “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Blog-Post-131.m4a   This time of year the days become shorter, the nights become cooler, and autumn sits on the precipice. Having just returned from a wonderful family holiday in Vancouver, I am saddened by the end of summer holidays and impending return of…
  • Celebrating Diversity & Professionalism With a Hashtag

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    23 Aug 2015 | 4:08 pm
    “Wendy,” Peter Pan continued in a voice that no woman has ever yet been able to resist, “Wendy, one girl is more use than twenty boys.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan Despite our progressive society, gender biases continue to exist. For instance, when you think of certain professions with a long-standing history of gender stereotypes, most of us instinctively conjure up either an image of a man or a woman. One such profession is medicine. In 1847, Elizabeth Blackwell entered medical school and became the first woman in history to receive a medical degree in the United States.
  • Lessons on Wellness from Winnie-the-Pooh

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    16 Aug 2015 | 8:03 pm
    “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ~ A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Blog-Post-129.m4a   If you know me at all on a personal level, you probably know that I have adored the Winnie-the-Pooh my whole life. From a very young age, I derived comfort from these loveable characters, and as I’ve aged, I have come to appreciate them more for their predictable behaviours. A.A. Milne was…
  • Two Essential Parts of Our Wellbeing – Love & Belonging

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    9 Aug 2015 | 2:42 pm
    “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy – the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” ~ Brené Brown Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Blog-Post-128.m4a   This past week, I had a 4 hour round trip drive to deliver a…
  • Stories in Medicine

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:50 pm
    “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in this world.” ~ Terry Pratchett Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Blog-Post-127.m4a   I consider myself to be “multipassionate”, a phrase Marie Forleo has cleverly used in her video Should You Combine Your Many Passions or Choose One?. As it turns out, many of the things I am most passionate about intersect and overlap. For instance, as you may know, I am passionate about stress management and burnout…
 
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    Dedicated Not Addicted

  • Strawberry Coconut Protein Shake

    Laura Clendenning
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog! Today I am going to share my delicious new strawberry coconut protein shake recipe. Here’s what you’ll need: – 50 grams of 0% Oikos Greek Yogurt in the Coconut Flavour – 1 cup Almond Milk – 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Precision’s All Natural Whey Isolate) – 50 grams of Strawberries – 3-5 Ice Cubes Throw everything into a blender and blend until smooth. I always put my wet ingredients in first to prevent the protein powder from sticking to the bottom. 294 calories / 25g Carb / 3g Fat / 43g…
  • Canada Day Workout!

    Laura Clendenning
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Happy Canada Day! If you got your workout in today before hitting up some festivities, I commend you! As a little holiday treat, I thought I would share my workout of the day. It consisted of some upper body circuit training.   My physique goals right now are to stay lean for the Summer and to lean out my arms a bit. To do this I have switched up my style of training to higher reps and intense sessions. Here is what I came up with today: Circuit #1: – Bent over dumbbell rows – 20 reps – Seated dumbbell shoulder press – 20 reps – Push ups – 10 reps…
  • Should You Compete in a Bikini Competition?

    Laura Clendenning
    18 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    Happy Victoria Day, Everyone! I had the pleasure of spending the weekend in Fort Saint John, B.C. for my 6th bikini competition. If you want to know more about it, please check out my YouTube channel where I share my journey. Have you ever thought about competing but aren’t sure if it’s for you? Check out my lists below to help you decide! If you would like to further discuss if competing is for you, please feel free to e-mail me directly (tufluvfit@gmail.com). I would be more than happy to chat with you, help you choose a competition, and even discuss the possibility of training…
  • 3 Tips to Shrink Your Waistline

    Laura Clendenning
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:19 am
    I am going to share three things you can implement TODAY to help you shrink your waistline! 1) Drink more water. Did you know that you should be drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water per day. For example, if you are 120 lbs, you should be drinking 60 ounces of water each day. So how does water help with weight loss? Many times we confuse hunger for thirst. I recommend carrying your water bottle with you everywhere. If you get bored of drinking plain water, try adding in Crystal Lights, fresh lemon, or tea bags. 2) Get more sleep. Did you know that lack of sleep messes with your…
  • YouTube VLOGS

    Laura Clendenning
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Hey Everyone! I have some exciting news to share with you… I recently bought a video camera and plan on making a lot more YouTube videos. They will include full days with me, fun events, full workouts, and whatever else you request to see. This is my new channel art: The first series is following me through my preparation to my next bikini competition: Ft. St. John. I already have two Vlogs up so be sure to check them out below. If you want to be the first to know when I post a video, please subscribe to my channel. Some videos will be exclusively posted there. If you are thinking about…
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    Skin Care Routine

  • Skin Care Advice For A Beautiful Complexion

    skincareadmin
    4 Sep 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Your skin is not only the first thing people notice, but it’s also the largest organ of the body. This is why it is so important to care for your skin. These tips will help your skin to last you a lifetime. Try to relax and reduce some of the stress in your life. High levels of stress can be harmful to every part of your body, including your skin. Reduce your stress, and you will see a reduction in skin issues. Of course, this will also improve other aspects of your life. Your lips’ skin is among the body’s most sensitive area. Use lip balm daily to protect it. This will…
  • Try These Tips And Ideas For Beautiful Skin

    skincareadmin
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:15 am
    Soap and water is always the best treatment. Many creams can lead to acne and clogged pores. If you have sensitive skin, it it very important you do not irritate it. The following article will give you some great skin care advice. Reduce your daily stress level by implementing some relaxation techniques. Stress is bad for health overall, and it has negative affects on the skin. You can avoid a poor complexion by reducing the amount of environmental and emotional stresses. This can also improve other parts of your life. A natural-bristle brush is a wonderful way to exfoliate all the rough…
  • Great Advice On Getting The Skin You Have Always Wanted!

    skincareadmin
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:34 pm
    If you’re reading this, you’ve obviously make up your mind to start taking better care of your skin. You’ve gotten over the biggest hurdle already, now read this article so that you can overcome the next one. TIP! Lemon juice based washes can treat many skin problems; this includes large pores, acne and even oily skin. You can use it a couple of times weekly to help diminish your pores and eliminate excess oil. One way to make sure that you have fantastic skin is to moisturize it each day. Your skin will look healthier when using a moisturizer and the skin is less likely to…
  • Skin Care That Will Bring You Results

    skincareadmin
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Everyone wishes to look the best that they can. Having clear, healthy skin is a key to looking and feeling great. However, to achieve incredible skin, you must formulate the best skin-care plan for your skin. You must know which skin care methods work and don’t work. This article contains a number of skin care tips. TIP! If you are affected with dry skin, refrain from shaving. Also, never shave without using shaving cream or another product that causes lather. Avoid shaving dry skin. Try to also avoid shaving without shaving cream or a product that lathers similarly. Shaving when your…
  • Be Your Own Skin Care Cop Without Spending Lots Of Time On Care

    skincareadmin
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:48 am
    Skin care is very simple when you have the know how. The way you take care of yourself inside and out is apparent in the appearance and health of your skin. Your skin should look a lot better once you apply the tips presented in this article. The lips are among the most sensitive sites on the body. This skin should be treated with moisturizing balms or Chapstick consistently. This will provide a shield for your lips and can prevent damage from the sun. Exfoliate to rid your skin of dead cells. Using granulated sugar, an exfoliating glove or an apricot scrub with your mild face cleaner can…
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    Weight Loss Tips

  • Dealing With Wellness Coaches The Right Way

    30 Aug 2015 | 6:57 am
    By Nancy Gardner If we think of happy things, we become happy. If we think we are too sad, then having that awful feeling will automatically take its part. Of course, we do not want that to happen. We always want to be happy in some ways. If you think your career is really bad, then maybe it is not that the career that is bad, but instead, you are just in the bad mood right now. Wellness coaches in Boston will allow you to get away with those negativity that came sprawling in your mind whenever you fail something. To be sure that what you are getting is great, then read through this article…
  • 6 Tips In A Medical Weight Loss That Is Painless

    28 Aug 2015 | 10:51 am
    By Kathrine Franks Talking about losing the fats that are stored in the body, many people are now aware of this kind of idea. That is why some of them would consider on a diet as the best and right alternative they can think. However, not all the times that the diet is efficient and good for our body. At some point, we should also think of other options that might be better than doing the diet. There are some happenings that are going on in our body in which we are cautious. Thus, its best to contemplate on the medical weight loss clinic Miami lakes to seek for the apt resolution that we…
  • Common Issues Where B12 Shots Are Used

    19 Aug 2015 | 4:13 am
    By Nancy Gardner Considering the amount of hazards we are all presented at a daily basis, we can see just how vulnerable we are. Taking good care of ourselves is encouraged since its the most efficient thing that we can do to beef up our bodys defenses against all those hazards. Still despite being very careful, there are just times when our system falls down. Good thing is, there are now several mechanisms that a person can employ to make him feel better. Using B12 shots Miami is one of them. Its used by people of varied age groups and is notable for the boost that it gives to a persons…
  • Bariatric Surgery Conditions To Take Into Consideration

    8 Aug 2015 | 6:49 am
    By Olive Pate Not having the right weight can be a problem for people especially if the age do not match your age at all. Being healthy means that you have the proper body measurements and not too much. Being overweight will put your entire body at risk for certain illnesses. This usually triggers heart problems that does not have any cure yet and this can be very dangerous. For those who are experiencing this, different ways are available for you to use if there is a need to lose weight. Exercising and eating the right meals are the first steps to helping you get back to shape. But at times,…
  • Aspen CO Chiropractic Office Helps With Food Sensitivity Testing And Assessments

    5 Aug 2015 | 8:10 am
    By Cliford Waluhan Food allergies are often responsible for symptoms including indigestion, cramps, nausea, and diarrhea among others. More severe reactions can lead to wheezing and an inability to breathe properly because of a constricted throat. Food sensitivity testing can be performed by an Aspen CO wellness chiropractor to assist sufferers in nutritional health and long term function. Many people become debilitated by symptoms that simply cannot be relieved by conventional means. With the rise in the prevalence of food allergies including Celiacs disease and sensitivities, it is becoming…
 
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    Silk Road Explore

  • Georgia Azerbaijan

    admin
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:31 am
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Arrival ItineraryMeeting at the airport. Our driver will be waiting for you outside the arrival gate. Transfer to the hotel. Meals- - - AccomodationHotel 2 Day 2: Tbilisi City Tour Itinerary MealsB - - AccomodationHotel 3 Itinerary MealsB - - AccomodationHotel 4 Itinerary MealsB L - AccomodationHotel 5 Day 5: Sheki – Kish Itinerary MealsB - - AccomodationHotel or Guest House 6 Itinerary MealsB - D AccomodationHotel 7 Itinerary MealsB L D AccomodationHotel 8 Itinerary MealsB L D AccomodationHotel 9 Itinerary MealsB - - AccomodationHotel 10 Itinerary MealsB - -…
  • Adventure travel near Yerevan

    admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:09 am
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Arrival – City Tour ItineraryDepart from your country and start a nice journey to Caucasus Region. Our guide will meet you at the airport and we will begin our unique journey with the great trains of Armenia. Transfer to a hotel, check-in, free time to relax. Then we will start Yerevan City Tour, which will give you an opportunity to have a clear view of this city and this beautiful country as a whole. We will visit Victory Park, the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex , Matenadaran and Vernissage Market. Meals- - - AccomodationHotel 2 Day 2: Yerevan – Paragliding at…
  • Day tours from Yerevan: Garni and Geghard

    admin
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:32 pm
      TOUR PROGRAM: On this day we will go to the Pagan Temple of Garni. The Pagan Temple of Garni is the only non-Christian temple currently standing in Armenia. The architectural complex of Garni was Armenia’s foremost center of Hellenistic culture and the summer residence of Armenian kings. Geghard is an incredible ancient Armenian monastery, partly carved out of a mountain. According to the legend, the Holy Lance that pierced the body of Christ was kept here. It is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Day tours from Yerevan: Lake Sevan and Tsaghkadzor

    admin
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:13 pm
      TOUR PROGRAM: Today we will visit Lake Sevan – the emerald of Armenia, a beauty under the sky. Lake Sevan is considered to be one of the largest sweet water lakes in the world, situated at an altitude of 1,897 meters above sea level. Sevan, with its pure air and sandy beaches, is a popular holiday resort. Then we will continue our trip to Tsaghkadzor. Tsaghkadzor is a spa town and a popular health resort in Armenia, located north of the capital city of Yerevan in the Koytak Province. Then will seat ropeway and admire the beauty of Armenia from the ropeway.
  • Sightseeing trip to Yerevan

    admin
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:41 pm
      TOUR PROGRAM: Vernissage is probably one of the best open-air markets in world. Here you will find everything from vintage meat grinder parts to puppy dogs for sale. It is a paradise for bargain hunters. The Vernissage is the right place to get little taste of Armenia and a special spot to witness the fusion between national traditions and modernity. Vernissage offers variety of national souvenirs, jewelry and other traditional items. The Matenadaran is one of the oldest and richest book-depositories in the world. Its collection of about 17000 manuscripts includes almost all the areas…
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    Azura Memory Care

  • Having a Hoot in Oshkosh

    Brianne Markin
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    Using everyday supplies found in the home, Azura Memory Care of Oshkosh had a hoot creating some adorable decorations for their home. The post Having a Hoot in Oshkosh appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
  • Clinton Throws Farewell Party

    Brianne Markin
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:10 pm
    At Azura Memory Care of Clinton, residents through a farewell party for a very beloved guest: summer! We never know how long the summer weather will last so to take advantage of the warm weather our Clinton home threw an "End of Summer Bash." The post Clinton Throws Farewell Party appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
  • Making Strides for a Cure

    Brianne Markin
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:24 am
    Azura Memory Care is proud to once again participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's Events in our communities. Each year we walk to honor our past, present, and future residents. We walk to honor and remember our friends and family members who have been affected by Alzheimer's. The post Making Strides for a Cure appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
  • The 5th Anniversary Fun Continues!

    Brianne Markin
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Azura Anniversary parties: Take 2! A few weeks ago we reported on the Azura 5th Anniversary Celebrations that occurred throughout July, if you missed the first post click here.  Now we are thrilled to share pictures from the Azura 5th Anniversary celebrations held  in August.  The excitement included two luaus, a custom quilt made by […] The post The 5th Anniversary Fun Continues! appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
  • MOSAIC Moment: Alzheimer’s Poetry Project

    Brianne Markin
    14 Aug 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Recently many of our Azura Memory Care homes were fortunate enough to be visited by Gary Glazner of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. The very unique approach to therapy for those with memory loss, involves reciting familiar poems then coaching a group through the process of creating their own poem. The post MOSAIC Moment: Alzheimer’s Poetry Project appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
 
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    Diabetes for Dummies

  • What do I need to know about Diabetes

    amanda
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:38 am
    Diabetes is scarier than you think it is, about 75% of the victims of diabetes, don’t even know that they have this disease in its initial stages and only realize when it worsens and type 2 diabetes often don’t have any observable symptoms, which makes finding the disease even harder. Diabetes can even affect eyesight and it is one of the most common reasons why working-age adults lose their eyesight. Statistically, it is believed that 1 out of 10 people have been the victims of this disease over the past decade
  • Reversing diabetes with diabetes destroyer

    amanda
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:36 am
    For the respect of the writers of this book, let’s not talk about the secrets of the product now. With a clear glance of the cover of the book, you might have already noticed that this book has been done with the right mindset for the right people who deserves to read this book. One of the people who contributed a lot of his works for this book is himself diabetic, he suffered a lot with it and almost gave up trying to cure his disease, but then, with their extensive research, they have finally found a solution this problem.
  • Is Diabetes Destroyer Effective

    amanda
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:33 am
    Are you one of the people who believe that a diabetic patient will have to take insulin shots for the rest of his life and his disease cannot be cured at all? Well, if your answer is a “yes”, then I’ve a good news for you. Diabetes is more than just a disease, it is a set of metabolic disorders collectively called as a diabetes, a disease which will cause a lot of problems in your body. People with diabetes have high levels of glucose in their blood. Well, insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas, a gland that
  • Diabetes Destroyer System – Can it fix my diabetes

    amanda
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:31 am
    According to some reliable estimates, around 10% of the entire population of the United States are diabetic, and it is believed that 1 out of every 10 people you know are diabetic, but some of them just don’t know yet, as they’re in their initial stages of diabetes. Unlike other diseases, diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders which makes it extremely hard and expensive to treat in the conventional methods. Would you like to know a way to cure your diabetes in a totally natural way? Yes! It’s possible! Diabetes isn’t impossible to treat, but just have to be
  • How to fight diabetes

    amanda
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:29 am
    Before talking about the ways we can fight against diabetes, let’s talk about what diabetes really is. Unlike other kinds of diseases, diabetes is very unique, it is a set of metabolic disorders which causes an instability of blood sugar levels, these disorders lead to a lot of problems in your body. So, treating diabetes is not like treating just a disease, you actually have to treat many diseases, which makes the treatment complicated and expensive. The sugar levels in your blood might increase because of the limited production of insulin in your body, because insulin is responsible for…
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    The Natural Ways Of Life

  • 35 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:21 pm
    35 weeks....only 5 more to go! Baby is the size of a coconut and is continuing to pack on the fat. This past week I have defiantly been able to feel her weight...my stomach will just feel heavy and some pressure. And her movements can be pretty painful at times. But as long as she's growing healthy...that's all that matters. Only a few more weeks left with her in my belly, and I have been told that, that is the one thing moms miss most. So even though they may hurt at times, I still cherish every little movement. How far along? 35 WeeksTotal weight gain: I…
  • What's in Baby's Hospital Bag

    Jael Cheek
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:59 pm
    I have read lists, after lists, and blogs after blogs about what everyone puts in their baby's hospital bags. Of course it ranges from someone bringing a whole bunch of stuff, to someone bringing just the baby's take home outfit. Which both to me makes sense. Because yes, the hospital will provide everything that baby will need those few days in the hospital. But some people want to bring what they will be using for their baby. Packing a bag for baby is a good idea because you will already have the diaper bag packed and ready to go. I honestly couldn't wait to pack her…
  • Preggie App Review (Enter to win a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Tablet!)

    Jael Cheek
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:42 am
    When I first found out I was pregnant, I downloaded so many pregnancy apps. But I have only used one or two out of the handful I downloaded. A week ago I was contacted my Preggie to try out their new app and write a review. Of course I jumped on this opportunity! Since I love finding new pregnancy apps. I don't know about you, but for me when I try a new app I always want it to be easy to understand. I hate downloading an app and it's way to confusing..which some pregnancy apps I've tried were way to confusing so I ended up deleting them. The Preggie app is pretty…
  • 34 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:20 pm
    34 weeks!Baby is the size of a butternut squash...have you seen those? Those aren't tiny by any means..I now start my WEEKLY doctor appointments. Which is crazy because it has come so soon.Also babies born at 34 weeks and on usually have no health problems. Which is defiantly a relief. But little girl can stay in there longer for sure!How far along? 34 WeeksTotal weight gain: I honestly don't have much of a clue. I forget what I weigh after each appointment! And quite frankly when I step on a scale...my belly is in the way and I can't see! Maternity…
  • Pink and Gold Princess Baby Shower

    Jael Cheek
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:28 pm
    This past weekend I had my baby shower. But before that I got to get pampered. And I highly recommend to ALL pregnant woman out there....get a prenatal massage and a pedicure. Seriously you will feel amazing. My husband and his parents got me a gift certificate to Warm Springs Spa and I decided to use it the day of my shower. I can't tell you how nice it is to be pampered when you just feel pretty uncomfortable all the time. Also...I can barely paint my toes so having them done for me was perfect and will last until I have her. My baby shower was perfect and adorable!
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    Glutathione Pro

  • Help Treat and Prevent Varicose Veins

    GlutathionePRO
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Unsightly varicose veins are a result of poor circulation, often in the calf are of the leg. The valves responsible for preventing the backflow of blood start to fail and blood pools in the veins, resulting in enlarged veins. Causes of Varicose Veins There are a couple of factors that will greatly increase your risk […] Help Treat and Prevent Varicose Veins
  • Study Suggests Low Vitamin D Levels Contribute to Increased Risk of MS

    GlutathionePRO
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:23 pm
    A new study underlined the importance of maintaining healthy vitamin D levels, as a vitamin D deficiency may be a direct cause of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). [1,2] Low Vitamin D Levels, Higher Risk of MS This helps to explain why Multiple Sclerosis is much more prevalent in regions with a high-altitude and fewer sunny days. […] Study Suggests Low Vitamin D Levels Contribute to Increased Risk of MS
  • Healing Bone Fractures with Cannabis

    GlutathionePRO
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:03 pm
    With all the new cannabis legislation news, the medical spotlight has been fixated on the health benefits cannabis has to offer. There are many well-known benefits of cannabis, as a sleep aid, for increased appetite and pain relief. A recently published study shows that an extract of the cannabis plant called cannabidiol (CBD) may be […] Healing Bone Fractures with Cannabis
  • Many Children with ADHD are Given Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugs

    GlutathionePRO
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Most people wouldn’t dream of giving their child an antipsychotic drug if they didn’t absolutely need it. But a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s JAMA Psychiatry shows children are being prescribed antipsychotic drugs for ADHD. Overlooking Safer Treatment Options for ADHD Co-author of the study, Michael Schoenbaum says that […] Many Children with ADHD are Given Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugs
  • Naturally Protecting Yourself from the MERS Virus

    GlutathionePRO
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:36 pm
    The MERS Virus first appeared in the Arabian Peninsula in 2012, thought to have originated in camels before jumping to humans. While there have been very few cases of the MERS virus in the United States, it is becoming a serious problem in the middle east and most recently in South Korea [1]. What Is […] Naturally Protecting Yourself from the MERS Virus
 
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    CareGiving.com

  • Free at Last!

    Sharon
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Some of you might have read my post about my brother, but I will briefly tell those who did not see it. I live in Atlanta area and my brother lives in Ft. Lauderdale area. My parents moved to Atlanta ... Read more...
  • A Cheat Sheet: Your Sister Can’t Pick Up Your Mom from Day Care Because It’s “Five Minutes Out of the Way”

    Denise
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:39 pm
    You’ve been working hard for the past year for a promotion at work. When you get the promotion, you achieve a dream–the job you’ve long wanted to have. You’ve questioned whether you can put the work in you need to ... Read more...
  • Behind

    Denise
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:58 am
    I feel I am behind. I’m not behind by five minutes as if I’m running to catch a train which leaves on time. I’m not behind by a day in returning phone calls or following up on commitments. I’m not ... Read more...
  • “Hello, Ladies. I’m Checking In”

    Denise
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:45 am
    And, that’s how my dad announced his arrival as we talked past the nurse’s station to my mom’s room in the nursing home. On Wednesday, my dad began his seven-day respite stay with my mom as his roommate. The road ... Read more...
  • In the Eye of the Storm

    Goldie
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:33 am
    February 2010 It had been a difficult week. Dad had called every day and I had been running back and forth to the house. My job was to try and calm Mom a little so Dad could take a breath ... Read more...
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    Health News, Nutrition and Medicine by TheMedCircle

  • Irregular Sleep Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

    W. Wlassoff, PhD
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Disruptions of normal sleep patterns, such as those caused by shift work, are known to be associated with the development of various serious health conditions. It is also well established that women who work shifts (such as nurses) develop breast cancer more often than women who do not.However, the definite proof of the connection between the disturbed circadian cycle and the increased risk of cancer has been missing. Many other factors, such as diet, body weight, genetic predisposition etc., could contribute to the cancer risk and thus complicate the analysis.A new discovery by researchers…
  • Rate of Aging Varies Widely Among People

    W. Wlassoff, PhD
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:05 am
    Courtesy: ibtimes.co.uk It is common knowledge that while some people appear to stay youthful to an advanced age, others tend to get old rather quickly.Researchers have followed a large group of 954 people to quantify the process of their relative aging rate. All people were born within one year of each other (1972-1973) in the same town in New Zealand. Various age-related biochemical parameters, such as kidney function, Body Mass Index (BMI), physical strength, gum health and brain functions, were measured for each participant at the ages of 26, 32 and 38.Although the majority of people…
  • Genetic Mapping of Prostate Cancer

    W. Wlassoff, PhD
    10 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Courtesy: cancer.govTargeted therapy is a new and very promising approach to cancer treatment. As the name suggests, targeted drugs aim at particular cancer-specific processes thus helping to eliminate only cancer cells and leave the healthy cells unaffected.Compared to traditional chemotherapy, targeted therapy is associated with much higher efficiency and significantly fewer side effects.The problem with targeted therapy, however, is that it requires a highly personalized approach. Every patient has to undergo a genetic testing of a tumor sample before a specific drug targeting his/her…
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    Spiritfoods

  • Four Reasons to Start Drinking Lemon Water

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:39 am
    Lemons have always been cherished for their significant medicinal qualities. The ancient people of India, China, and Mesopotamia regularly used lemons to treat a wide variety of medical conditions, while the ancient Egyptians took advantage of the fruit’s antiseptic qualities and embalmed their mummies in its juices. Later, in 15th century Europe, lemons were recognized […]
  • A Guide to the Healthiest Cooking Oils

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:56 am
    The average consumer today is spoiled for choice when it comes to cooking oils. Most stores (including health food stores) in the West tend to be packed with oils of various colors, tastes, and origins, and it can be difficult to distinguish the healthy ones from the unhealthy ones. The most important factor to bear […]
  • Chlorophyll: A Powerful Blood Builder and Chelating Agent

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:27 am
    Chlorophyll is the green pigment in plants responsible for absorbing the light necessary for photosynthesis. It is often considered to be the “blood” of plants, since it comprises the basic physiology of the plant and is required for their basic metabolic functions, such as growth and respiration. While most land plants contain chlorophyll to some […]
  • Three Effective Natural Remedies for Intestinal Parasites

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:28 am
    Many people tend to assume that intestinal parasites are a Third World problem, but the truth is that they also affect millions of people in the Western world. In fact, intestinal parasites have risen to epidemic levels in the United States, with an estimated 50 percent of Americans believed to suffer from parasitic organisms in […]
  • Low Carb Diets Can Boost Weight Loss and Improve Cardiovascular Health

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    8 Jun 2015 | 5:46 am
    Low carb diets, including the ketogenic diet, have been controversial for decades. The belief that fats are bad while carbohydrates are good, which has its origins in scientifically questionable studies from the 1950s, still assumes a strong hold over public consciousness. However, the tides are gradually turning, and more researchers are beginning to question the […]
 
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    Station Health

  • Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening

    Sebastian Kessler
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:09 am
    Dental discoloration is a very common problem among the vast majority of people. It occurs even to people that take good care of their dental health on a daily basis by brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist’s office. The loss of a smile’s whiteness can cause the sudden or gradual loss of self-esteem and make you lose your level of natural radiance when around other people. Luckily, there are certain methods in cosmetic dentistry that can help eliminate the stains, enlighten your teeth and increase your confidence. There are many products that promise great and fast…
  • Foods That Fight Pain Naturally

    Sebastian Kessler
    22 Aug 2015 | 8:35 am
    Chronic pain affects people of all ages throughout the world. While certain pills like IP 203 can reduce suffering, they can be addictive and produce many side effects. These medications also often fail to eliminate the true cause of the pain and people don’t get complete relief. However, there are certain foods that can ease aches by blocking pain stations and fighting inflammation. Science has recognized that some healthy foods and ingredients can reduce pain even better than drugs. Take a look at these foods that may help you beat pain and find the relief you need! Ginger Ginger is…
  • Successful Weight Loss Using Hypnotherapy

    Sebastian Kessler
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:34 am
    Struggling with the extra pounds can be a painful and overwhelming experience, considering the fact that we are living in an era when looks and money is all that matters. But, apart from the ‘society effects’, there is something even more important that comes into question and needs to be given a much bigger emphasis – HEALTH. We all know that overweight people are faced with various health hazards that put their lives at risk if a big change is not made soon. Unfortunately, there is a small number of people who have achieved to win what once seemed a ‘never-ending battle’ with the…
  • Take charge of your Life – Hypnotherapy Can Help You Reduce Anxiety

    Sebastian Kessler
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    Our everyday life is filled with situations we don’t know how to cope with and stay untouched emotionally and mentally. Whether it’s a situation from work, something at home, or an obstacle in our relationships, it seems like stress has become an inevitable part of people’s life. The problem is that stress is actually very dangerous for our overall health. It’s the main reason for anxiety, a condition that furthermore causes other problems with severe consequences. Past fears, fear of something repeating itself, fear in general is the main trigger for stress. As such,…
  • The Best Workout for Your Zodiac Sign

    Sebastian Kessler
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:16 am
    Wondering why you’re not getting the desired results you were hoping for at the gym? If you believe in astrology and horoscopes, then you’ll believe that astrology plays a huge role when it comes to your gym habits. There is a routine that matches every personality. When a zodiac sign rules certain parts of the body, you want to avoid activities that could potentially harm that body parts. Read on to find out which is the best workout for your zodiac sign! Aries Working out comes naturally to Aries, since it boosts their mood and reduces stress. Aries people are ambitious and…
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    Web Health Watch

  • Detoxify Your Body to Rid of Unwanted Diseases

    admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:16 am
    Detoxifying the body involves several processes and biological systems. Much of the detoxification process of the body occurs inside the liver and the lymphatic system eliminating the harmful toxins from the body. Even if the toxins present inside the body are rendered to be harmless; they should still be removed from the digestive system, lungs, kidneys and skin to avoid any complications. Generally, there are is a set of minerals, vitamins and herbs that are beneficial for different symptoms. While many of the naturally occurring detoxifiers are known for their ability to eliminate…
  • The Top 10 Diet Mistakes To Avoid

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    The top 10 diet mistakes to avoid are the ones that can wreck your hard work and send you back to the place where you started with your endeavor of losing weight. If you are not able to wear your favorite jeans or your lost weight, which has suddenly backed up, then there are chances that you are making some of the most common diet mistakes. There are a lot of people who try to lose the extra weight of their body by following a balanced diet, but it turns out to be of no use for them. This is because people make some common diet mistakes. 1. Depending on strict diets People who have this…
  • Swine Flu Symptoms and Treatment

    admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:10 am
    Prior to getting an idea about swine flu symptoms and treatment, it is vital to have a very clear understanding of what exactly is swine flu. The other name for swine flu is H1N1 flu. The flu is so named because previously, the people affected by it remained in the direct contact with pigs. It is actually a kind of respiratory disease which is caused due to influenza viruses infecting the respiratory system of pigs. The infection results in decreased appetite, barking cough, listless behavior and nasal secretions. The virus gets easily transmitted into human beings. People might suffer from…
  • 10 Reasons to Drink More Water

    admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:23 am
    You should have an idea about the 10 reasons to drink more water because if you do not drink more water you might face various issues. Some of the most common problems that you might face because of drinking less water include constipation, eczema, cold toes and fingers, memory loss, confusion, dizziness, fatigue, wrinkled and dry skin, brittle nails and hair, infections of the urinary tract, muscle pains and headaches. The problems that have been mentioned above serve as major symptoms of dehydration. The human body consists of 70% water and this water is used up in various bodily functions.
  • Sebaceous Cyst Treatment Options

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:15 pm
    The sebaceous cyst is also known as steatoma and can be defined as being a keratin retention being trapped under skin surface in a sebaceous sac made out of skin cells. These cysts are slow-growing and painless and can easily be diagnosed based on appearance. Causes The sebaceous cyst will be formed in most cases because of blocked glands, swollen follicles, high testosterone levels and skin trauma. Keratin stands out as a really strong protein that is really important for teeth, nails, hair and skin. It is actually made out mostly out of amino acids and dead cells. The problem is that…
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    LipoAdvisor.com

  • Osteoarthritis of the Foot: Surgical Options for Pain Relief

    Infinity Foot And Ankle Team
    4 Sep 2015 | 2:55 am
    LipoAdvisor Notice: Our main interest is obviously on liposuction, plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures but every now and then we are willing to explore other medical areas, especially when the experts are willing to share their knowledge.. this is one such article regarding the surgical relief of foot osteoarthritis by the Infinity Foot & […]
  • Study shows Safe Fat amount to remove with Liposuction depends on Body Weight

    LipoAdvisor.com
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:59 am
    This is a really crucial question when someone considers liposuction.. What is a Safe amount of fat to be suctioned by means of Lipo? A new study published in the September Issue of Plastic an Reconstructive Surgery (official journal of ASPS – American Society of Plastic Surgeons) shows it all depends on the Body Mass […]
  • Study Shows Microfuced Ultrasounds work for skin laxity

    LipoAdvisor.com
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:36 am
    A study published in JAMA Facial Plastic surgery showed that MFU – Microfocused Ultrasound – fixes face and neck skin laxity in patients with Fitzpatrick skin Types III to VI, with no serious side effects. Who carried out this study? 2 physicians based on Maryland, Hema A. Sundaram, MD, working on Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in […]
  • Varicose Vein Treatment

    LipoAdvisor.com
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:50 am
    The term “Varicose Veins” is used to describe the gnarled, enlarged or bumpy veins that typically appear on men and women’s legs and feet. Triggered by conditions like pregnancy, menopause, or the aging process itself, Varicose Veins can bring about ache and discomfort as well as skin discoloration and swelling – and that’s why proper […]
  • What you should consider before opting for a cosmetic procedure?

    USPremiumGarciniaCambogia Team
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:48 am
    by US Premium Garcinia Cambogia, A weight loss supplement company If you are considering a cosmetic or a corrective surgery but not sure whether to go for it or not, then you should think over it again. The procedure that was earlier carried out only when necessary such as in instances of accident-related deformities has […]
 
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    Million Ways to Live

  • Walking for Water in New Delhi, India

    lukesniewski
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:46 am
    Arjun is walking from Cardiff, Wales to Cardiff, New South Wales, Australia…. that’s over 10,000 miles! Ready to start your healthy lifestyle? Get the book that inspired Million Ways to Live. *Walking for Water* Wateraid is a clean water initiative that provides wells, toilets and sanitation education to communities and children throughout Asia and Africa; and Arjun Bhogal knows firsthand just how important access to clean water can be. He’s been on a 10,000-mile walking journey from England to Australia while raising money for Wateraid. Today on Million Ways to Live, we catch…
  • Tent of Nations in Bethlehem, Palestine

    lukesniewski
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:06 am
    Palestinian farm in West Bank thrives despite Israeli political pressure… Ready to start your healthy lifestyle? Get the book that inspired Million Ways to Live. *Tent of Nations* On the outskirts of the Holy City of Jerusalem is a small Palestinian farm called The Tent of Nations, whose mission is to build bridges of understanding between different people and cultures. Volunteers from all over the world come here to work the land and teach local children about creating social change in nonviolent ways. Today on Million Ways to Live, Daoud Nassar, the visionary behind this project,…
  • Capturing Neverland in Beirut, Lebanon

    lukesniewski
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:53 am
    Sara Khazem helps underprivileged children around the world by teaching photography workshops… Ready to start your healthy lifestyle? Get the book that inspired Million Ways to Live. *Capturing Neverland* There really can never be a shortage of initiatives and programs when it comes to helping underprivileged children because every skill you teach them and all the positive attention they receive is an investment in their future. Capturing Neverland is certainly one of those initiatives, providing photography workshops for deprived children as a means for empowerment and unleashing…
  • The Hamam Scrubdown in Istanbul, Turkey

    lukesniewski
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Getting scrubbed, washed, and pampered at one of Istanbul’s oldest Hamams. Ready to start your healthy lifestyle? Get the book that inspired Million Ways to Live. *The Hamam Scrubdown* Dating back to Roman times, the public bathhouse has been a place for washing, socializing, and business. Hamams are the Turkish version of the public bath, and no trip to Turkey is complete without experiencing one. Today on Million Ways to Live, we visit one of Istanbul’s oldest and most famed Hamams, Ayasofya, where I get the relaxed and comprehensive treatment that’s suited for a Sultan. *About…
  • Monastic Heavy Metal in Mount Athos, Greece

    lukesniewski
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:13 am
    A monastically-inspired heavy metal guitarist? Ya, you heard right… Ready to start your healthy lifestyle? Get the book that inspired Million Ways to Live. *Monastic Heavy Metal* While the views and landscapes of the mystical Mt. Athos peninsula may be stunning and breathtaking, the holy mountain is more known for its long historical monastic traditions, which date back to at least 800 A.D. The Greek Orthodox monks that inhabit the region purposefully remove themselves from everything except God. They live a simple, strict, and moral life only to become one with Jesus Christ. But in the…
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    TheMedGuru

  • Do you have a bulging belly? Beware! It may kill you!

    Neelam G
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:35 pm
    It may come as a surprise to you but carrying large amounts of weight around the middle can kill you prematurely. These startling findings come from a new study led by researchers at the Mayo Clinic. Probably we all know that having excess fat deposits throughout the body could be detrimental to our overall health, but very few of us really know that amassing fat around the midsection could lead a person to early death. It may come as a surprise to you but carrying large amounts of weight around the middle can kill you prematurely. These startling findings come from a new study led by the…
  • Lower Blood Pressure with 12 Healthy Foods

    mgadmin
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:56 am
    If you suffer from high blood pressure, it is not necessary you have to live with it. There are many natural approaches, especially food choices that you can adopt to decrease and maintain healthy levels of blood pressure. Though this disease is widespread across the globe, with one in every three adults affected by the ailment, not many people are actually aware that they are afflicted with blood pressure because there are no apparent symptoms associated with it. As a result,blood pressure contributes to an alarming nine million deaths every year. However, getting tense and worried on being…
  • Depression, anxiety may lead to tooth loss

    Minnie Mahendru
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay are not the only reasons for tooth loss. Psychological issues such as depression and anxiety are also potentially linked to the condition, suggests a new study. “Tooth loss from caries (dental decay) and periodontal disease (when the gums detach from the teeth) is an outcome from complex, chronic conditions,” said the research. For the study, researchers used data from the 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey in which 451,075 people took part. Of 451,075 respondents, researchers selected 76,292 eligible…
  • Natural Remedies to Beat Bad Breath

    Neera Sabharwal
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:06 pm
    How often have you blown into your hand or handkerchief to check for bad breath before stepping in for a meeting? The funny thing about mouth odor is that we are unaware of it. That”s because one cannot smell ones own breath. We are dependent on the honestly and kindness of our friends to tell us if our breath stinks. Bad breath or halitosis has plagued mankind for centuries. In fact, dentists say it is the third most common reason for people seeking dental help after toothaches and gum disease. Causes of bad breath Let’s face it, halitosis is a noticeably nauseating stench exhaled on…
  • 8 Easy Tips to Beat Spring Allergies!

    Neera Sabharwal
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:22 am
    The change in weather stirs up pollen, leaving people with itchy eyes, rashes, nasal congestion, sneezing and sniffling and other spring allergies. The problem cannot be taken lightly as it tends to impact quality of life, interrupts sleep, causes sleep apnea, poor concentration and triggers depression. While those with more serious reactions need to consult an allergist and be treated with prescribed medication or allergy shots, milder cases may get relief with little expense or hassle from natural remedies! We at MedGuru offer 8 simple tips to help ease allergic symptoms. 1.Stay indoors To…
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    Decadently Fit

  • Hatch Chili Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini – Plus a Giveaway!

    Rebekah Gusman
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you have been a reader of my blog for at least a year you know about the Hatch Chili.  If not, here is a quick history/biography of the only chili that can be purchased in three different heat scales, mild, medium and hot. a Rafflecopter giveaway The Hatch Chili has a very short season, which starts in August and ends in September.  They are only grown in Hatch, New Mexico, where the climate is perfect for this species of chili.  The chilies resemble a poblano, but have a deeper flavor.  Whether used roasted, fresh or in powder form the chili goes well with so many flavor profiles. The…
  • Thai Zucchini Noodle Salad

    Rebekah Gusman
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    photo credit: Natalie Wiser-Orozco Sometimes it’s the simplest things in life that make your day.  A smile from someone, a cat purring loudly in your face or even food.  I hate to admit it but food makes my day quit often.  Lately I have been on a tirade with Thai food. I can not get enough Thai food.  Curry, coconut milk, tamarind, spicy everything.  If I was stranded on a desert island I could eat Thai food the rest of my life.  Oh wait, isn’t Thailand a ton of islands?  I want to be deserted on any one of them.  Now. In the meantime, I will have to live with making my…
  • Shepherd’s Pie – Kerrygold Cheese & Butter Giveaway

    Rebekah Gusman
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Top of the morning’ to ya!  Or afternoon, not sure what time of day you are reading this, but this is one recipe you will want to make.  I started making this a few years ago as a solution to a dinner time problem.  One of us wanted healthy, the other wanted hearty. My gluten-free Shepherd’s Pie became the solution to that problem. Although it’s undergone many makeovers since first conception of the dish, I have settled on this version as my favorite.  The best part is the loaded cauliflower mash that adorns the gluten-free chicken and veggie filling.  The mash is…
  • Buffalo Blue Cheese Stuffed Eggs – PLUS a Kerrygold Giveaway!

    Rebekah Gusman
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Deviled eggs are a pretty popular contribution to Easter celebrations.  Mostly because of the crazy tradition of hiding and finding hard boiled eggs in grass and dirt.  Who started this crazy tradition?  The germaphobe in me cringes. If your household is like mine there is an abundance of hard boiled eggs looking for new uses after the binge eating is over.  There is the obvious egg salad, or as an ingredient in a cobb salad.  My favorite use is the deviled egg. Usually I am a very simplistic lover of the deviled egg.  The less fuss and simpler the ingredients the better, but I love a…
  • Perfection Fitness Studio – Best Gym Alternatives

    Rebekah Gusman
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    The Perfection Fitness Team: Bottom – Karen, and owner, Melissa. Top – Marissa, Sherwin, Jason, Codean, & Jessica. I have had a personal trainer twice in my lifetime, both from 24 hour fitness.  One I hired after my cervical fusion (neck surgery) to act as continued physical therapy.  The other time was 6 months before my wedding.  I, like many other brides, wanted to be in the best shape of my life and look incredible in my wedding photos.  Both times I thought the training experience was o.k.  But, six months with a 24 Hour Fitness trainer was 5 months too long. I used…
 
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    eCellulitis

  • 22 Ways to Slow Down Skin Aging

    Linda
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:43 am
    Skin aging is a natural process; however, the truth is that we often help our skin with premature aging. We cannot stop the process, but we can slow it down. The skin is our largest organ, and the one that needs the best care. We should keep in mind that we are the only one responsible for our body and our health, and the way we live, and think, can have a big influence on our health. These are the tips that can help you maintain healthy and youthful skin as you age.   1. Water! Water! Water! Image credit: depositphotos.com Water is crucial for our organism, for numerous functions of the…
  • Are You A Beer Lover? Here are 8 Reasons Why To Become One

    Linda
    8 Aug 2015 | 1:31 am
    After you read about beer health benefits, your negative perception (if) about this famous drink will be forever lost. Let’s get into this common drink, disliked among many and still favorite among many more. You have definitely heard that beer damages kidneys, liver, dehydrates body and slows down motor skills. All this is quite true, but if you intake small amounts of this famous alcoholic beverage, you could benefit from it. What happens is that brewer’s yeast in beer is rich in chromium, which regulates blood sugar levels, protein, selenium, potassium, iron, zinc, and magnesium. It…
  • Amazing Uses of Turmeric – Spice Your Everyday Life

    Linda
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:49 am
    As an important part of Ayurvedic medicine, and inevitable in Buddhist and Hindu spiritualism, this South Asian plant is widely known exotic-root herb, both for its medical and culinary purposes. This deep orange-yellow powder has hot peppery flavor and it resembles the mustardy smell. That is why we love curries and Middle Eastern cuisine. On the other hand, this spice has an extraordinary uses that many of us did not know about. Let us see what we can do with it.   1. Live longer with turmeric tea The people in Okinawa are said to be the nation with the world’s longest average life…
  • 14 Reasons Why Watermelons are Healthy Summer Snacks

    Linda
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Do you remember how much you enjoy eating watermelons in summer? For many, watermelons are their favorite summer snacks; however, there is more to watermelons than just their flavor. Sweet enough as desserts, yet powerful enough to bring more benefits for our overall health.  As a refreshing sweet dessert, watermelon per cup has only 46 calories, but offers 20 percent of daily intake of vitamin C and 17 percent of vitamin A, for instance. A big, sloppy and colorful slice of watermelon on your table brings health benefits that are proven to recharge and rejuvenate our body. There are numerous…
  • What is Better than Olive Oil for Skin?

    Linda
    13 Jul 2015 | 1:08 am
    I was not very fond of olives when I was younger, and I was not sure what the reason was. It was not until I started traveling throughout Mediterranean countries, that I realized the benefits and significance of olives. While traveling, I learned many interesting things about olives. For instance, olives are one of the plants that are often cited in the literature (Homer’s Odyssey, the Bible, and the Quran). A dove brought an olive leaf back to Noah when the flood was over. Why olive? In Greek myths, olive has a very important role. Thus, Athena won the patron ship of Attica from Poseidon…
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    IG Living Blog

  • Relocating: Steps to Success

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    By Abbie Cornett When I moved to California a year ago, I thought I had everything planned. I had read all the articles on how to make moving less stressful. One in particular listed the top-five tips to make your move easier, including creating a budget, reserving a truck and movers, purging unneeded items, and packing and transferring addresses and utilities. While that article was great, it didn’t help me as a patient with a chronic illness. Most people settle in and life returns to normal within a year after moving. That wasn’t the case for me when it came to my medical care. In…
  • A Look Back at the IDF National Conference

    9 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    By Abbie Cornett A Look Back at the IDF National Conference While I hadn’t really known what to expect from my first Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) National Conference, I can honestly say that it lived up to my expectations and more! On the first night of the conference, patients and their families had the opportunity to meet other patients, IDF staff, board members and volunteers, as well as industry sponsors at an opening reception. The first thing that struck me was the number of people; the room was packed. As a patient with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), I was for once…
  • The Road to New Orleans

    24 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    By Abbie Cornett This week, I have the privilege of attending my first Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) National Conference in New Orleans from Thursday, June 25, through Saturday, June 27. In 2004, when I was diagnosed with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), my immunologist, Dr. Roger Kobayashi, told me about IDF and the wonderful work it does. IDF was founded in 1980 to help patients with primary immune deficiency diseases (PI), a group of more than 250 disorders that affect the immune system. Its mission is to help patients with immune deficiencies and their families gain access to…
  • PI Parents: We’re No Different

    21 May 2015 | 3:05 pm
    By Abbie Cornett Parents with a primary immune deficiency (PI) face certain challenges that other parents take in stride. Last week, I was at work when I got the dreaded call from the school nurse: My daughter was in the office with a bad cough and a temperature. While all parents who hear this news go into crisis mode, worrying: How high of a temperature? Does she need to see a doctor? Do I have to leave work early? Those of us with a PI ask ourselves: Do I have any time off left? Can my husband get her? And, God forbid, is it contagious? All of these things raced through my mind. Time off…
  • Popcorn Tuesdays

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    By April McGowan Last night, my son came in the living room and said, “I love Tuesdays because we get to watch something fun and we always have popcorn.” He looked so happy. And that really struck me, because up until about five months ago, Tuesdays were not fun. Tuesdays are the day I do my immune globulin (IG) infusion treatment for my common variable immune deficiency (CVID). I’ve blogged a couple of times about how my attitudes have changed since I started treatment for CVID. I started thinking of my IG infusion as “immunobuddies” rather than an enemy intent on making me feel…
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    LA Healthy Living

  • Most Balsamic Vinegar in the USA is FAKE, even the expensive ones!!

    Anya Vien
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Balsamic vinegar of Modeno — the ones we find at most grocery stores— is “commercial grade” balsamic vinegar. In other words, it is fake balsamic vinegar. In most cases, the balsamic vinegar we get is just grape juice with just a little bit of vinegar, artificial coloring and caramel. So, what is real balsamic vinegar? Real balsamic vinegar is a strictly regulated European product.  Balsamic Vinegar is produced from white grapes (typically, Trebbiano grapes) and must be aged at least 12 years. True balsamic vinegar will have a thick pouring consistency. Real balsamic vinegar  is not…
  • Granola Bars: One of The Most Absolute Worst Foods You Can Eat

    Anya Vien
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am
    Most of us use the word “granola bars” to describe healthy, nutritious food.  However, it’s one of the unhealthiest snacks you can consume.  Dr Charles H. Booras is a physician who specializes in diabetes and is a member of the Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research, recently wrote about the best and worst health foods, granola bars came in fourth place among the top ten worst… If you take a closer look at the granola bar ingredients you will find lots of sugar, genetically modified canola oil and extremely toxic high fructose corn syrup. Genetically modified sugars One thing is…
  • The Truth About Canned Soup: You’ve Been Poisoning Yourself for Years

    Anya Vien
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Do you really know what’s in your canned soup? How about toxic, dangerous, and hormone disrupting ingredients ? Canned soups are loaded with MSG, processed salt, additives, and genetically engineered ingredients. Many companies also still use cans with bisphenol-A (BPA) in the lining. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that those who ate canned soup every day for lunch for a week had BPA in their urine and those who ate homemade soup didn’t. Top Reasons to Avoid Canned Soups   MSG MSG is a widely used food additives. It is a flavor…
  • The Real Truth About Beans and Why You Shouldn’t Eat Them

    Anya Vien
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:15 am
    This might be shocking to  you, but certain types of beans can be quite poisonous.  Did you know that red beans were legally prohibited from being imported into South Africa because of “their potential toxicity to humans”?  The main cause is a toxin called ‘phytohaemagglutinin’ or kidney bean lectin. This is a sugar based protein (glycoprotein) which is found in many types of beans such as cannellini beans.  However, red kidney beans contain  the highest concentrations of this toxin. It only takes a few beans to cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pains. Kidney beans,…
  • A silent killer in your kitchen cabinet that’s worse for your health than alcohol, nicotine and many drugs

    Anya Vien
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    Did you know that conventional spices contain harmful ingredients?  When you buy conventional spices, they often contain artificial Colors, preservatives, and gmos. Many of the spices most people buy are treated with chemicals, contain GMOs and are irradiated.  According to Thomas Fricke, co-founder and president of ForesTrade, an organic spice company in Brattleboro, Vermont, “Virtually all conventional spices sold in the United States are fumigated [sterilized] with hazardous chemicals that are banned in Europe Sterilizing Spices with Toxic Chemicals and Radiation Spice contamination…