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  • 5 Ways to Fight Female Hair Loss

    Miss Rx
    Miss Rx
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Statistics show that over 60% of women have or will struggle with some form of hair loss. Unfortunately, despite these statistics, many women still believe that they belong to a shameful minority. The percentage of women who suffer hair loss, temporary or otherwise, is so large because the causes of hair loss are so numerous. Hair loss manifests for a variety for reasons like hormones, stress (including stress from illness or surgery), side effects of other illness or medication/treatment for illness, bad habits, genetics, age and more. If you suffer hair loss, take heart! You do not suffer…
  • Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

    WebMD Health
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease
  • Are male brains wired to ignore food for sex?

    Men's Health News From Medical News Today
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Choosing between two good things can be tough. When animals must decide between feeding and mating, it can get even trickier.
  • An Understanding of Ourselves

    Starling Fitness
    Laura Moncur
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This quote came up on the Random Quotes Page yesterday and I REALLY needed to see it. It reads: Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung This is the concept of The Mirror. The idea is that the people in our lives are here to TEACH us something. There is something in everyone that is there to teach us. Some people are open, humble and teachable. Those people just see the beautiful in people, learn from it and emulate it. Then there are the jerks like me… I don’t see the the beautiful in people. I just see the ugly. I just see the…
  • Medical history: Compiling your medical family tree

    All Mayo Clinic health information topics
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Comes to the UK

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Comes to the UK Staying on schedule with your medications can get complicated. Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager is more than just a self‐directed pill reminder tool – it ca... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 29 3 ratings Time: 01:47 More in Education
  • Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager UK: Setup in 5 Easy Steps

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager UK: Setup in 5 Easy Steps Learn how to set up medication reminders in 5 easy steps with the free app and website, Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager. Staying on schedule with your medi... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 62 1 ratings Time: 01:21 More in Education
  • Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Patient Dashboard

    6 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Patient Dashboard Care4Today™, a platform designed to support and motivate people to stay on schedule with their medications, has launched a free Patient Dashboard for health ... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 162 1 ratings Time: 01:04 More in Education
  • A Discussion about Bipolar Disorder

    9 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    A Discussion about Bipolar Disorder Janssen Research & Development, LLC, launches 'A Discussion about Bipolar Disorder,' the third in a series of online videos addressing key mental health topi... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 1612 12 ratings Time: 08:47 More in Education
  • Michael Waltrip Testimonial Video

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    Michael Waltrip Testimonial Video Michael Waltrip shares his story about his mother's stroke due to atrial fibrillation. In addition, he has teamed up with Janssen to get his #66 racecar fill... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 550 4 ratings Time: 05:21 More in Education
 
 
 
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    CNN.com - Health

  • The nurse who beat Ebola is getting back to normal life

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    She beat Ebola. Now she's eager to resume a normal life -- and reunite with her dog, Bentley.
  • Timeline: Ebola in New York

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola -- the first case of the deadly virus in New York City.
  • Straighten out smartphone slump!

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:58 am
    As you cradle your smartphone or lean into your laptop to read this, what's your posture like? Even if you aren't doing it right now, how much of your day is spent with your neck lurched forward, shoulders slumped and chest collapsed? All that time in "smartphone slump" not only makes you look and feel stressed, it can cause persistent pain.
  • Could the Amazon hold the cure for PTSD?

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    A former Marine sergeant writes about his journey from an eager recruit to a traumatized young man and why he and other war veterans are seeking treatment from a psychedelic drug found deep inside the Amazon jungle.
  • Researchers retract diet pill study

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Dr. Mehmet Oz has been under fire recently for promoting weight loss products on TV's "The Dr. Oz Show" that aren't backed by a lot of scientific evidence. Now a study supporting one of those products, diet pills made with green coffee bean extract, has been withdrawn by its lead researchers.
 
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  • Same- Sex Marriage Now Recognized In Six Additional States

    25 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The United States federal government will now recognize same- sex married couples in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming, Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Saturday.
  • The Transhumanist Future Of Sex

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

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

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

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    When Stacy Rybchin — founder of a small, New York-based sex -toy startup — tried to sign up for online payment services with Stripe in August, she was turned away.
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mali seeks to contain Ebola fears after girl dies

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Mali authorities on Saturday sought to calm fears after Ebola claimed its first victim in the African country, a contagious toddler who took a 1,000-kilometre bus journey before being treated. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned the situation in Mali was an "emergency", and said in its latest Ebola situation report that the biggest outbreak on record has now killed 4,922 people, the vast majority of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with 10,141 cases reported. The US states of New York and New Jersey ordered mandatory quarantine for medics who had treated victims of…
  • U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The first person quarantined under strict new rules in the New York City area for people with a high risk of Ebola tested negative, New Jersey officials said on Saturday, as President Barack Obama said the response to domestic cases of the deadly disease needs to be based on "facts, not fear." Under the new policy, anyone arriving at the two international airports serving New York City after having contact with Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea must submit to a mandatory 21-day quarantine. The requirement exceeds current federal ...
  • U.S. FDA issues emergency authorization for two new Ebola tests

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization on Saturday for two new tests made by BioFire Defense that detect Ebola in humans. FDA said in a news release that it has been working closely with Salt Lake City-based BioFire Defense to obtain the necessary performance data to enable the authorization of the Ebola tests. "We understand the importance of quickly diagnosing Ebola cases in the U.S. and abroad. ...
  • U.S. military starts training its Ebola rapid-response team

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - As health officials were trying to manage a patient infected with Ebola in New York, U.S. military personnel in Texas were in the first stages of training a new rapid-response team that could head to hospitals the next time an outbreak occurs. The 30-member U.S. Military Ebola Rapid Response Team assembled at the Army's San Antonio Military Medical Center on Wednesday and consists of five physicians, 20 nurses and five certified trainers. The group will supervise treatment and help hospitals deal with the intricacies of treating Ebola. ...
  • Governor Cuomo did not tell NYC about new Ebola airport rules: mayor

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did not inform New York City officials before announcing mandatory quarantines for some people arriving at airports around the city from Ebola-affected countries, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday. De Blasio declined to criticize or commend the new rules, which also affect New Jersey, but told reporters the city would cooperate with them. Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, the city's health commissioner, told reporters the doctor who was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday was in a stable condition in a city hospital. ...
 
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    WHO news

  • WHO convenes industry leaders and key partners to discuss trials and production of Ebola vaccine

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    WHO convened a meeting with high-ranking government representatives from Ebola-affected countries and development partners, civil society, regulatory agencies, vaccine manufacturers and funding agencies yesterday to discuss and agree on how to fast track testing and deployment of vaccines in sufficient numbers to impact the Ebola epidemic. WHO was called upon by all parties to ensure coordination between the various actors.
  • Mali confirms its first case of Ebola

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Mali’s Ministry of Health has confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola virus disease. The Ministry received positive laboratory results, from PCR testing, on Thursday and informed WHO immediately. In line with standard procedures, samples are being sent to a WHO-approved laboratory for further testing and diagnostic work. In telephone conversation on Thursday night, health officials gave WHO the following details about the case, which is currently undergoing intense investigation.
  • Statement on the 3rd meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:18 am
    The third meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the IHR 2005 regarding the 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD, or “Ebola”) outbreak in West Africa was conducted with members and advisors of the Emergency Committee on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, from 13:00 to 17:10 CET. This meeting was convened in advance of the 3-month date of the expiration of the temporary recommendations issued on 8 August 2014 and their extension on 22 September 2014, owing to the increase in numbers of cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and the new exportation of cases…
  • Summary report of a WHO High-level Meeting on ebola vaccines access and financing

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    A high-level emergency meeting, convened by WHO at the request of several governments and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry, was held on 23 October to look at the many complex policy issues that surround eventual access to experimental Ebola vaccines. Ways to ensure the fair distribution and financing of these vaccines were discussed in an atmosphere characterized by a high sense of urgency. This sense of urgency was conveyed in many ways – from plans for the different phases of clinical trials to be performed concurrently rather than consecutively, to suggested partnerships…
  • Improved data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated. WHO’s "Global Tuberculosis Report 2014", published today, shows that 9 million people developed TB in 2013, and 1.5 million died, including 360 000 people who were HIV positive. The report stresses, however, that the mortality rate from TB is still falling and has dropped by 45% since 1990, while the number of people developing the disease is declining by an…
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    Experience Life

  • Out of the Darkness: Jenni Engebretson’s Success Story

    Jenni Engebretson
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Imagine a quiet, Shirley Temple–like little girl transforming into a devil-child sporting skull T-shirts. In many ways, I was a typical 1980s teen: sleeping till noon, watching hours of MTV, dining on junk food. But for me, something unexpectedly dark was lurking around the corner. As frustrations with home and school began to build, my solution was to rebel and escape. I became a disrespectful teen, breaking rules and skipping school. Smoking cigarettes led to drinking alcohol, which led to marijuana, pills, cocaine, and more unruly behavior. I developed a nasty habit of running away from…
  • Quiet, Please

    Karen Bannan
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Noise is everywhere in today’s world. And it’s nearly inescapable. We leave the chatter in our open-plan office for a relaxing coffee shop and encounter another cacophony of sounds — milk steaming, coffee grinding, espresso pulls banging against metal surfaces. There’s construction on the street, the sound of drills and grinders competing with music from car speakers. When we get home, a teenager is playing a video game at full volume while the neighbor’s dog barks. The cell phone beeps, the food processor whines, the dishwasher rumbles. We fall asleep to the squawk of the TV and…
  • Expert Answers: What’s the best way to regain muscle mass after an illness?

    Nicole Radziszewski
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Q | I’ve been sidelined by a prolonged sickness. How can I regain the lean body mass I’ve lost? A | The more physically fit you were prior to getting sick or injured, the less quickly your body will show signs of detraining during a period of inactivity, says Chris Howard, MS, CSCS, a strength-and-conditioning coach in Massachusetts who works with baseball players. To rebuild muscles after an illness, the key is to train diligently, he says, but not so aggressively that you risk injury. “The tendency of many people is to want to get back into training the way they were prior to…
  • Our Favorites: October 2014 Nutrition Products (Slideshow)

    Experience Life Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Check out the healthy-eating products on our radar.
  • Our Favorites: October 2014 Lifestyle Products (Slideshow)

    Experience Life Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Check out the healthy-living products on our radar.
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    calorielab.com

  • Rapid Weight Loss with Liquid Diets Sticks for 3 in 10, Say Researchers

    CalorieLab
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The race may not always be to the swift, but weight loss can be To be successful at losing and maintaining weight, slow and steady wins the race. This is the conventional wisdom. But now a recent study out of Australia challenges that paradigm. The study, led by Joseph Proietto, a University of Melbourne professor and head of the weight control clinic at Austin Health in Australia, has found that rapid weight loss was just as good as gradual weight loss for long term weight control. Weight-loss shakes vs. leisurely weight loss The researchers recruited 200 obese adults with BMIs ranging from…
  • Chia Seeds: From Novelty Gift to Nutritional Supplement

    CalorieLab
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Julie Feinstein/Flickr Chia seeds first entered the American market in 1977 packaged with a novelty terracotta figure of a man’s head. The seeds were sprinkled on the figure’s head and watered, resulting in a green fright-wig hairdo. Many other Chia Pet figures followed, including a popular Barrack Obama version, and every year on Halloween countless unfortunate dogs are dressed up in undignified Chia Pet costumes by their owners (see photo). But about five years ago the seed of this Central American plant began to acquire a reputation as a super-nutritious weight loss…
  • Making Americans Less Clueless about Calories

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

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

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

  • An Understanding of Ourselves

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

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

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

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

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

  • 8 Spooky, Scary Movies to Stream for Halloween

    Abbie Stutzer
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Halloween is approaching so fast! Celebrate this incredibly fun and spooky holiday by streaming any of the following scary movies. On Netflix 1. “Rosemary’s Baby” If someone pulls out some tannis root on your first date, run like hell. “Rosemary’s Baby” is the classic, slow-build scary movie. It clocks in over two hours, but holds your attention for its entirety. The film follows Rosemary, a young married woman, who gets pregnant. As her pregnancy progresses, strange and devilish things start to happen. Streaming for free with a subscription. 2. “Evil Dead 2” If you’ve yet…
  • The Undeniable Benefits of Orgasm — Revisiting the #30DayOrgasmChallenge: Sexual Healing

    Stefanie Iris Weiss
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    ColumnSince the #30DayOrgasmChallenge launched in September, one thing has become eminently clear: the benefits of orgasm are impossible to ignore. I’ve been totally floored by the response. Over the summer, after a lot of research, myriad in-person conversations and Gchats with friends and colleagues, I realized that there is a prevailing dissatisfaction with the state of the orgasm (at least for the mostly cis-gender, heterosexual women I’d been hearing from). So I had an idea: I would ask women to think about their orgasms in an entirely new way — and to follow up it up with…
  • Organic Foodies Duped Into Eating McDonald’s…and They’re Loving It

    Jill Ettinger
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is totally effed up but also pretty hilarious. Watch these foodies get fooled into thinking McDonald’s is a healthy and tasty alternative…to McDonald’s? Yep.  Find Jill on Twitter @jillettinger Related on EcoSalon His Name is Moby and He Speaks for the Bees [Video] Tinder Fat People Experiments….Awkward! [Videos] Snackpocalypse? Snack Foods Kill and There’s a Video to Prove It: Foodie Underground The post Organic Foodies Duped Into Eating McDonald’s…and They’re Loving It appeared first on EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion.
  • 17 ( More!) DIY Wall Art Ideas: Make Your Own Dreamcatchers, Mobiles and More

    Jen Wallace
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Get creative and add some drama to your decor with these stunning DIY wall art ideas. Think you can’t create impressive DIY wall art? Think again. Everyone has a creative side and with a little inspiration and guidance can create extraordinary creations. These sensational DIY wall art project ideas should get you started to creating some spectacular and striking designs. Just don’t be afraid to carve out a Saturday afternoon and to get a little messy. 17 Striking Hanging DIY Wall Art Ideas Autumn Leaf Garland – Bring the colors of autumn inside with preserving leaves with shellac…
  • Halloween Cocktail Recipe: Grapefruit Gin Fizz with Blackberry ‘Guts’

    Ally Jane Grossan
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Skip the spooky green punch and go for something refreshing and elegant like this Halloween cocktail recipe with grapefruit juice and fresh blackberries.  Since it IS practically Halloween, get into the spirit by adding fresh blackberry compote or “guts” into the flesh-colored mixture of grapefruit, gin and club soda. While your guests are consuming handfuls of Halloween candy this drink will offer a cooling respite. The gin fizz is a classic cocktail usually made with carbonated water and lemon juice. An egg white is often added to make a silver fizz which I would highly recommend…
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    Evidence in Motion

  • Surviving in Today’s Health Care World

    Selena Horner
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Before my early morning swim, I came upon a very vivid description of our health care world. When I state “surviving” in the title of this post, I mean it from both a patient perspective and literally physicians. As I process what I’ve read, I have mixed feelings. For some reason, no matter what anyone […] The post Surviving in Today’s Health Care World appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • EIM’s New Pelvic Health Certificate Program!

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

    John Childs
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Welcome to the #DPTStudent Chat “Feature Friday”;  a weekly recap of the Twitter chat/Google Hangout that the #DPTStudent group hosts every other Wednesday night from 9:00 – 10:00 EST. This week’s topic was on how to successfully assert yourself among other health professions. Be sure to monitor the #DPTstudent hashtag on Twitter & follow chat administrators, […] The post #DPTStudent Chat Feature Friday: Mobile Application Technology in Physical Therapy appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Episode #2 o#sipswJerLarKar on #physicaltherapy Education

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

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

  • Bivalve Lover

    Mel
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Just when you thought she had forgotten, a little voice woke me up this morning by telling me that she now needs a fresh-water mussel.  This does not require a trip to a pet store or inquiring at Whole Foods of confused employees of the seafood department about whether the bivalves they’re selling for dinner […]
  • 517th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    I should probably keep posting reminders through December about the Creme de la Creme.  So… here’s your reminder! The 2014 Creme de la Creme list is open for entries until December 15th.  No one will be added after December 15th.  Read the post to see how to be a part of the Creme de la […]
  • Kids Cursing

    Mel
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    I have no problem with kids cursing. I don’t think it’s cute nor do I think it’s offensive. Words are just words, and it matters more to me how and where someone uses them. Our kids are allowed to curse in our house when we’re alone (meaning, no one outside our foursome is in the […]
  • Dear Godinterest, I’m Jewish

    Mel
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Today I got an invite to Godinterest, the Christian social media site.  It’s been around for a while (there was a HuffPo article about it back in May), but for some reason, they spammed the Internet today with enough Godinterest invites to get the site trending. I think it’s lovely that Godinterest exists.  The Internet […]
  • Spells, Salves, and Pills

    Mel
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    On page 213 of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, Quentin thinks while confronting the depths of his sadness, “Wasn’t there a spell for making yourself happy?  Somebody must have invented one.  How could he have missed it?  Why didn’t they teach it?” And I thought to myself: if there was a spell like that, I would […]
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Are you *emotionally* overweight? (guest post)

    Carla
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    When was the last time someone said something to you that Totally. Blew. Your Mind? It happened to me this summer. Here’s the story. I was sitting next to a woman at a meeting, and we begin chatting about our children (of course). She shared that her 14 year-old daughter had recently met her long-lost father who, after more than a decade of being ghost, resurfaced with a burning desire to be a Real Father. The woman was, understandably, cautious. The daughter was, naturally, thrilled. They invited the father to the daughter’s upcoming 8th grade promotion ceremony and hoped for the best.
  • I wore my #wycwyc tee out.

    Carla
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    I caint lie. I rock the #wycwyc at home. Yep. I used the R-word. I almost find it easy (now) and simple (since it’s become habit) only because it’s been the backdrop to my life for so many years. More specifically for almost nine years (guess who turns nine next month?). I rock the #wycwyc less with the foodstuffs as I’m an intuitive eater.  Although, if I stop and consider it I’m a #wycwyc eater, too. I eat what my body asks for/craves. I listen to my body. I don’t judge it. Whatever I do mindfully is OK and plenty “perfect” enough for me. tiny can…
  • Wanna be my BFF?

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

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

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

  • UROC Moves to Auburn, CA for 2015

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

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

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

  • Top medicine articles for October 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Hand-grip strength is an amazingly good predictor of future rates of mortality and morbidity, or sickness http://buff.ly/1BK759H -- Hand grip strength should be considered as a vital sign useful for screening middle-aged and older adults http://buff.ly/1DglFaI -- Measuring hand-grip strength is very simple and cheap. Every primary care doctor should have a dynamometer in their office. At every visit, the doctor could check grip strength for older patients. If someone was in the 45th percentile for their age and the…
  • Multi-dose flu shot has only 25 mcg of mercury - most commercial fish contain 23 mcg of mercury per 8 ounces of fish

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

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

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

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

  • Thanks to American Medical Writers Association for recognizing our work

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

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

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

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

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

  • 6 Ways You Can Be an Empowered Patient During Pregnancy When You Have Bipolar Disorder

    ADriane Nieves
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    When we found out I was pregnant (far sooner than we had planned), my husband and I decided right away that no matter what course of treatment  we decided upon after speaking with my doctors, our number 1 priority was my mental health. Still absorbing the shock, I remember my husband standing in our bedroom […] The post 6 Ways You Can Be an Empowered Patient During Pregnancy When You Have Bipolar Disorder appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsGreat post, Addye. You are a strong woman and give such great ... by Jenny…
  • Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood pt. 2

    ADriane Nieves
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Parenthood is, in a lot of ways, just a bunch of sleepless nights bleeding into long days. That sounds kind of bleak, but I’m not sure there’s a more complex state of being than that of being a parent. You’re always being pulled in multiple directions and overcome with conflicting emotions. And, honestly, I’m not […] The post Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood pt. 2 appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsGreat article. I still have some issues of isolation and tons ... by Nickole 
  • Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood

    ADriane Nieves
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Liz Bauman is an American wife, mom, and writer living in Weisbaden, Germany. When she’s not camped out behind her computer screen, she quests for castles, plays Dungeons and Dragons, and drinks a lot of tea. Earl Grey. Hot. She’s also one of my favorite people, and a woman who’s personhood and journey through motherhood […] The post Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsBy: Let's Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood pt. 2 - Postpartum Progress by Let's…
  • Handling Negative Comments with Postpartum Depression

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

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

  • Eric Betzig, 2014 Chemistry Nobel Laureate for High Res Microscopy, Improves Technique Again (VIDEOS)

    Editors
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    A single HeLa cell in metaphase, imaged by lattice light sheet microscope. Growing microtubule endpoints and tracks are color coded by growth phase lifetime. Credit: Betzig Lab, HHMI/Janelia Research Campus, Mimori-Kiyosue Lab, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology. Eric Betzig, who just won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, and colleagues at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, have developed a new 3D microscopy technique that can provide high resolution videos of living cells, embryos, and even large molecules without disturbing their natural…
  • Paralyzed Man Walks Following Cutting Edge Therapy (VIDEO)

    Iris Kulbatski
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    In 2010, a 40-year-old Polish man named Darek Fidyka sustained multiple stab wounds that rendered him paralyzed. Today, Mr. Fidyka is walking with the aid of a frame, following a cutting edge treatment performed by a UK research team and Polish neurosurgeons, led by Prof. Geoff Raisman and Dr Pawel Tabakow, respectively. The collaborative effort involved transplanting the man’s own nasal cavity cells (olfactory ensheathing cells or OECs) into his spinal cord, together with an autologous nerve graft. OECs act as a cellular scaffold for regenerating neurons in the olfactory system. The…
  • Bioinspired Blood and Bacteria Repellent Coating for Medical Devices (VIDEO)

    Joshua Chen
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    These glass slides were dipped in blood to demonstrate the effectiveness of the TLP coating. While blood sticks to the untreated slide on the left, the TLP-treated slide on the right emerges entirely clear. (Credit: Harvard’s Wyss Institute) As Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director of Harvard’s Wyss Institute stated, “Devising a way to prevent blood clotting without using anticoagulants is one of the holy grails in medicine.” Even devices that have been properly analyzed and engineered to serve their purpose can run into problems once implanted into the body.
  • MusicGlove Hand Rehabilitation System Now Available (VIDEO)

    Editors
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Flint Rehabilitation Devices (Irvine, CA) is bringing to market its MusicGlove rehabilitation device for people recovering from a stroke and other conditions that affect hand movement. The device has sensors built-in that detect the movement of the fingers. The user is given a video game to play that looks and works similar to GuitarHero, requiring the player to move fingers in tune with the music and on-screen buttons that light up. The system comes ready to play, either with the included tablet for the home version or a 21-inch monitor for the clinical version. The MusicGlove received FDA…
  • UberHEALTH Now Bringing Flu Shot Armed Nurses to Your Home

    Editors
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    Doctors’ house calls used to be a common occurrence, but over the decades this amiable arrangement fell apart and the sick are now expected to make it to the clinics. Certainly a lot of folks remember those days fondly and Uber, the company famous for flipping the taxi industry on its head, hopes to bring it back. The company is beginning to test a new service that will dispatch a nurse to your home to give you a flu shot. The UberHEALTH service works through the Uber app and ordering a nurse visit is pretty much just like hailing an Uber taxi. The company is initially testing the…
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    VitalJuiceDaily.com

  • Best juicer recipes gone bad – The Dirty Dozen

    Life Coach
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Best juicer recipes gone bad  – The Dirty Dozen If you are new to juicing, or if you are an experienced juicer, it helps you to keep in touch with Environmental Working Group. Their website is http://www.ewg.org. One of the benefits their relentless advocating of healthier lives in a healthier environment is their report on Dirty Dozen™ which is the list of the vegetables and fruits with the most pesticide residue at higher concentration than other fruits. The Dirty Dozen™ 2014  list includes Apples Strawberries Grapes Celery Peaches Sweet bell peppers Imported nectarines…
  • Kuvings B6000 Upright Slow Silent Masticating Juicer Review

    Life Coach
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Kuvings rises to the challenge of your too-busy-too-juice by making their first wide-mouth, slow-speed masticating juicer that you can put the whole fruit and vegetable which saves you cutting time. Well maybe be not the whole fruit in, there is always a wise guy in the audience who says, can I put a water melon in? How about a pumpkin? Before we go any further, let me specify that the size of the feed shoot is 3 inches. It is the widest feed shoot available as of writing of this review. And since there were the safety reasons, there is a blade in the middle to reduce the chances of any one…
  • Green Star Triturating Twin Gear Elite Juicer Comparison and Reviews

    Life Coach
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Once you get over the fact that trituration is a real word that means chew and grind to a fine powder you get to the reason why Green Star uses triturating juicer instead of masticating juicer. Before we get to that, a basic anatomy and biology review helps to remember what the original and most natural juicers are. That is your teeth. Your teeth, by chewing, grind, no so much cut, the food especially fruits and vegetables. The grinding actions of chewing in the presence of natural enzymes in the mouth breaks down the cellular structure of the food and release the nutrients inside. Even if we…
  • Omega NC800 HDS (Heavy Duty Silver) 5th Generation Nutrition Center Juicer Review

    Life Coach
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Omega went to bat with this model over its original horizontal masticating juicing machines 8003 and 8005. To begin with HD stands for heavy duty title earned by a commercial motor inside.  Remember that this model is not for commercial use. NC800 needs a commercial motor to turn its single augur which is about 8 times stronger than Omega’s original models. The slow 80 RPM is to preserve the nutrients for up to 72 hours.  It is always better to drink your juice right after you make it but if you rushed, you know your frothless juice has limited exposure to damaging effects of oxygen and…
  • Tribest Slowstar Slow Juicer with Juice Cap and Mincer – Model SW-2000

    Life Coach
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Tribest SlowStar vertical masticating juicer looks fantastic on your counter-top attractive without taking a lot of space and it is easy on your wallet with its mid-level price tag. It is a perfect juice extractor for those who live in cozy homes and apartments with limited counter or storage space. Mincing attachments adds more versatility and function and could replace other single used appliances as well. Slowstar small size packs about 50% more power in its motor than other machines in the same price range. In terms of daily use, this means it can squeeze a lot of juice from almost any…
 
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    KevinMD.com

  • An interdisciplinary approach to hospital malnutrition

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kelly-a-tappenden" rel="tag">Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD</a>
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Hendersonville, North Carolina may not have a Mayo Clinic that is known for medical innovation, but it is making waves in solving a stubborn problem in health care: malnutrition. Pardee UNC Health Care is implementing a new nursing protocol that puts nutrition at the center of the care team and the locus for reducing readmissions, pressure ulcers and lengths of stay. Pardee’s efforts come as more and more studies document the seriousness of the malnutrition problem: One in three Americans is malnourished upon admission to the hospital. And that may be an underestimate. A new study in the…
  • 5 reasons why physician champions are needed

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/david-lee-scher" rel="tag">David Lee Scher, MD</a>
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It has been 5 years since the passage of the HITECH Act portion of the Affordable Care Act. The purpose of HITECH was “to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.” While the result of this legislation has been the significant increase in the adoption of EHRs, most of the potential benefits of digital technology have yet to be demonstrated. there are multiple reasons for this lack of proof. The portions of meaningful use directed at patient management (versus documentation) have not been fully implemented. In addition, according to an excellent…
  • The success of health programs depends on execution

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/akhilesh-pathipati" rel="tag">Akhilesh Pathipati</a>
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    A few years ago, I was doing a summer internship in which I looked at health outcomes for hospitalized patients. I sat in an office and read about patients with issues like high blood pressure and cholesterol. At a certain point, I realized that the reports on their outcomes were interesting, but the real solution to the problems I was studying was happening outside my window. My window overlooked a park, where kids would run around all day until they were exhausted. And it got me thinking that if all kids were as active as those ones, there would a lot fewer reports for me to read. Continue…
  • Helicopter emergency services: A disparity between aviation and medical proficiency

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/michael-k-abernethy" rel="tag">Michael K. Abernethy, MD</a>
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    As the helicopter emergency services (HEMS) industry enters its fifth decade, there is an 800-pound gorilla in the room and nobody is talking.  The average EMT, fireman and emergency physician too often make the flawed assumption that when it comes to HEMS, the industry is a uniform, high quality, strictly regulated entity.  They assume that all HEMS programs use state of the art aircraft flown by well trained, experienced pilots. They assume all medical crews are the best of the best in their vocations receiving recurrent specialty training in the ICUs, ORs and EDs of regional hospitals.
  • An Ebola parody that educates. Watch why it should go viral.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/admin" rel="tag">Admin</a>
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    ZDoggMD once again entertains and educates with his Ebola parody.  “Too soon?” some say.  Actually, as ZDogg says, not soon enough.  Watch why. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
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    SharpBrains

  • Douglas Ziedonis (UMass­ Med­ical School) to speak on scaling up meditation and mindfulness

    SharpBrains
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    Excited to announce that Dr. Dou­glas Ziedo­nis, Pro­fes­sor and Chair of the Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try at at the Uni­ver­sity of Mass­a­chu­setts Med­ical School, will share his work and insights on Scal­ing up med­i­ta­tion and mind­ful­ness via well­ness pro­grams and biofeed­back sensors at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th). Dr. Ziedo­nis is also Pres­i­dent of UMass Memo­r­ial Behav­ioral Health Ser­vices. He is inter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized for his research and lead­er­ship in address­ing co-occurring…
  • How can front-line professionals incorporate the emerging brain health toolkit to their practices?

    SharpBrains
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    Don’t miss the ses­sion How can front-line pro­fes­sion­als incor­po­rate the emerg­ing brain health toolkit to their practices at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit next week, featuring: Eliz­a­beth Frates, Direc­tor of Med­ical Stu­dent Edu­ca­tion at the Insti­tute of Lifestyle Medicine Dr. Cather­ine Madi­son, Direc­tor of the Ray Dolby Brain Health Cen­ter at Cal­i­for­nia Pacific Med­ical Center Bar­bara Van Amburg, Chief Nurs­ing Offi­cer at Kaiser Per­ma­nente Red­wood City Kate Sul­li­van, Direc­tor of the Brain Fit­ness Cen­ter at…
  • 10 Ways To Improve Health & Well-being Based On Latest Non-Invasive Neurotechnologies

    Alvaro Fernandez
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Last month I had the fortune to join over 1,900 pioneers from 90 countries at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Tianjin, China, to discuss how innovation can improve the state of the world. Throughout hundreds of panels, workshops, private meetings and social gatherings, we examined how to deal with climate change, how to invest in public infrastructure, how to better regulate financial services, and dozens of other pressing topics. In addressing these issues, everyone — independent of nationality or discipline – brought to the table our most precious asset: the amazing…
  • Challenge: Helping consumers separate brain training wheat from brain games chaff

    SharpBrains
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Brain-Training Companies Get Advice From Some Academics, Criticism From Others (The Chronicle of Higher Education): “…brain-game companies entice people to buy subscriptions to their online training programs, many of which promise to increase customers’ “neuroplasticity,” “fluid intelligence,” and working memory capacity. They even claim to help stave off the effects of aging. Leading scientists have criticized those promises, though…(just released) a statement objecting “to the claim that brain games offer consumers a scientifically grounded avenue to reduce or reverse…
  • Best practices to assess and enhance brain functions via mobile devices and wearables

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

  • Did CDC laxness on one infection help spread another?

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    BY MICHAEL MILLENSON There’s an infection that afflicts thousands of Americans yearly, killing an estimated one in five of those who contract it, and costs tens of thousands of dollars per person to treat. Though there’s a proven way to dramatically reduce or even eliminate it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) inexplicably seems in […]
  • Is It Possible to Catch Ebola From the Media?

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    By JOHN IRVINE That pesky Ebola bug is not done with us yet. Apparently not satisfied with inflicting havoc in Texas for two weeks and causing a major panic, the publicity-hungry Ebola virus set its sights on the media capital of the world on Thursday. The latest Ebola case is a New York City Doctor. […]
  • Bayer’s Head of Innovation and Tim Kelsey of the NHS to Keynote Health 2.0 Europe

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:14 am
    By HEALTH 2.0 The Middle East Marketplace, Medical R&D, Investments, and Consumer: Kemal Malik, Head of Innovation at Bayer, and Tim Kelsey, National Director for Patient and Information for NHS England are slated to keynote the upcoming 5th Annual Health 2.0 Europe conference on November 10-12 in London, UK. The international digital health conference will feature a wide variety […]
  • DeSalvo Out as ONC Head, Moved to Ebola Fight.

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    By MICHELLE RONAN NOTEBOOM Karen DeSalvo, MD, the national coordinator for health information technology for HHS, is leaving her post to to address public health issues, including becoming a part of the Department’s team responding to Ebola. She took over as the ONC head in January, 2014. The ONC’s COO Lisa Lewis will serve as […]
  • Ebola, EHRs, and the Blame Game

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    By DEBORAH PEEL, MD It’s time to think carefully and look at the large systems (human and technical), institutions, and individuals that contributed to Mr. Duncan’s death. Systems should be designed to protect people and prevent human errors. Certainly we rely on the healthcare system to improve our health and to protect our privacy, especially our […]
 
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    Bad Science

  • My new book is out today. Here is the introduction. Hooray!

    Ben Goldacre
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    My new book is out today: a collection of columns, journalism and essays, but also some of my more colourful government reports, academic papers, and more. It looks lovely. Here is the introduction. Hooray! ……  Amazon ………………….. …………………. Audible ……… ……….  Waterstones  ………. ….. Kindle   …………………….. ……….   Local  ………………….
  • Weirdly long and fun Absolute FM radio interview

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

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

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

    Ben Goldacre
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
    Sorry to be absent, I’ve about a zillion big things shortly coming to fruition, at which point expect a deluge. Everyone is having kittens about statins and the BMJ at the moment. Here’s what I wrote as a rabid response on the latest BMJ editorial about it, and a disco soundtrack to keep your attention […]
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    Respectful Insolence

  • Your Friday Dose of Woo: Just what acupuncture needs. Holograms. And more quantum.

    Orac
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s been a bit of a depressing week. I suppose it’s not any more depressing than usual, with the usual unending stream of pseudoscience, quackery (particularly of the Ebola type), and, of course, antivaccine nonsense to deal with. Then, as I’m writing yet another in a long line of unfunded grants, I find out that…
  • Brian Hooker and Andrew Wakefield complain to the CDC about its vaccine research. Everyone yawns.

    Orac
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The antivaccine movement and conspiracy theories go together like beer and Buffalo wings, except that neither are as good as, yes, beer and Buffalo wings. Maybe it’s more like manure and compost. In any case, the antivaccine movement is rife with conspiracy theories. I’ve heard and written about more than I can remember right now,…
  • An anonymous Canadian foundation grants $4 million to study “integrative oncology”

    Orac
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    Supporters of science-based medicine and keeping pseudoscience out of medicine have a few years to prepare for an onslaught of crappy studies “proving” the value of “integrative” oncology. No doubt at this point you’re wondering just what the heck Orac is talking about. I will tell you. It involves an institution we’ve encountered before and…
  • Oh goody. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is fast approaching.

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

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

  • Remembering the Little Things

    Lauren Suval
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    I feel I was never able to forget anyone I’ve been with because each person has their own specific qualities. You can never replace anyone. What is lost is lost. - “Before Sunset” When relationships run their course, we cope in various ways. Some try to move forward quickly, which may result in severing ties and discarding physical evidence: letters, photographs, emails. They extinguish the past. They eradicate its significance. And that’s OK — that’s how they navigate through the pain. Personally, I was never able to embrace that approach. I’m emotional, I attach…
  • 6 Ways to Survive Your Teen’s Eating Disorder

    Alison Pelz, LCSW, RD
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    If you have a teen who is struggling with an eating disorder, you know it can be overwhelming, frustrating, lonely, scary, and sometimes feel like a full-time job. Your teen may be reacting angrily one day and the next day melt on the floor in tears. Eating disorders can disrupt family and work life, create stress in relationships and be a financial hardship. Here are some tips to weather the storm: 1. Don’t blame yourself. Parents are not the primary cause of eating disorders (Le Grange et al. 2009). Environmental and biological factors, personality type and perfectionism all…
  • Psychology Around the Net: October 25, 2014

    Alicia Sparks
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Still afraid you’ll contract Ebola? Ever thought about how your city affects your happiness? What about reverse psychology–does that really work? Read up on all this and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net. Quiz: How Does Your City Affect Your Happiness?: TIME has compiled 13 questions to help you determine if your city is contributing to or derailing your own happiness. The Psychology Behind Our Collective Ebola Freak-Out: Are our extreme fears simply human nature? How to Turn Your Anxiety Into a Productivity Booster: Check out these seven ways you can use anxiety…
  • 10 Introductory Questions Therapists Commonly Ask

    Dennis O'Grady, PsyD
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Therapy is about the fine art of asking directive questions. So what should you expect from your first appointment with a counselor, social worker or psychologist? The answer is simple: You should expect easy, brain-expanding questions, questions and more questions. A “change map” (often called “treatment goals”) is then created to guide you in solving the problems that are currently plaguing you. Here are 10 of the more typical questions a psychotherapist will ask to prime your mental pump for positive change during the counseling process. Following the question is an example of what…
  • 25 Questions for Cultivating Self-Compassion

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    As I wrote in this piece on journaling prompts for self-reflection and self-discovery, part of building a healthy relationship with ourselves is keeping an open and honest dialogue. It’s continually asking ourselves questions and welcoming the answers. It’s getting to know ourselves, at our core. Another part of building a healthy relationship is cultivating self-compassion. But I know that for many of us this is hard. Really hard. Being kind feels foreign, and unnatural. Instead, after many years, our automatic reaction may be to bash, berate and bully ourselves. That’s OK, because…
 
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • 5 New York Epidemics That Were Way Worse Than Ebola Will Be

    Tim McDonnell
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    An 1865 cartoon from Harper's Weekly ridicules the incompetence of the New York City Board of Health, first established to fight yellow fever. US National Library of Medicine Ebola has arrived in New York City. So should residents here be worried about a widespread outbreak? Almost certainly not: The disease is not airborne, and infected patients are only contagious once they show symptoms. Craig Spencer, the infected doctor in New York, has said he didn't have symptoms Wednesday night when he rode the subway between Manhattan and Brooklyn and went bowling. Three people he came into contact…
  • Environmentalists Don't Like Europe's New Climate Plan. Can Obama Do Better?

    James West
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Environmental groups are warning that a new European agreement to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 sets the bar far too low. The pact—which was reached early Friday in Brussels—makes the European Union the first major bloc of countries to commit to emissions targets ahead of next year's crucial climate change talks in Paris. At the Paris meeting, world leaders will attempt to hammer out a global agreement that will keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). The Guardian reports that in addition to their commitment to cut greenhouse emissions…
  • In Just 15 Years, Wind Could Provide A Fifth Of The World's Electricity

    James West
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Up to one fifth of the world's electricity supply could come from wind turbines by 2030, according to a new report released this week by Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). That would be an increase of 530 percent compared to the end of last year. The report says the coming global boom in wind power will be driven largely by China's rebounding wind energy market—and a continued trend of high levels of Chinese green energy investment—as well as by steady growth in the United States and new large-scale projects in Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa. The report,…
  • Drinking a "Medium" Soda Every Day Can Age You As Much As Smoking Does

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

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

  • Patient Engagement: Who's the Engager & Who's the Engagee? #Pharma or Patient?

    PharmaGuy
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    "There is a subtle form of power-politics implied in just about every deployment of 'patient engagement' you're likely to encounter that can serve to deprive the patient of authority rather than promote the autonomy of the patient," says Andrew Spong (here: ‘Patient engagement': a pernicious, presumptive powerplay?).Here's more of Andrew's opinions:"More often than not, pharmaceutical companies’ ‘patient engagement’ is still done to, not done with patients. It’s small wonder that they fail so often as a consequence."It remains easy for…
  • The Boehringer Ingelheim Social Media Team Receives 5th Annual PharmaGuy Social Media Pioneer Award!

    PharmaGuy
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    Yesterday, at Digital Pharma East Mobile Day, I officially announced the recipients of the 5th Annual PharmaGuy Social Media Pioneer Award, which recognizes a pharmaceutical executive or team who has “pioneered” in the use of social media for marketing, research, or corporate communications purposes. This year's award goes to the Boehringer Ingelheim Global Social Media Team: Patricia Alves (Social Media Community Manager), Jaclyn Fonteyne (Social Media Specialist), and Judith von Gordon (Head of Media + PR). View the slide presentation to find out why I chose Boehringer. The BI Team…
  • A Formula for Creating Patient-Centric Mobile Health Apps

    PharmaGuy
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    On Mobile Day at the Digital Pharma East conference (October 21, 2014), I presented a "formula" for creating "patient-centric" mobile health (mHealth) apps. My presentation focused on what I learned from comments made by REAL patients in a recent poll I hosted in conjunction with Truvio and WEGO Health (see "Patient Activists Demand Higher Quality Mobile Health Apps"). Here's my updated presentation: A Formula for Creating Patient-Centric Mobile Health Apps from Pharmaguy The "formula" (see below) was inspired by a recent #mHealthPharma Tweet…
  • #mHealtMobile Chat Takeaway: Pharma Must Involve Patients Early on When Developing Mobile Health Apps

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

    PharmaGuy
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Genentech's 4HER iPhone App for women with HER2 breast cancer includes pages and pages and page of policies and terms and conditions that users are required to read (or at least agree to) before using the advanced features of the app. Yesterday, I reviewed the Privacy Policy (about 6 screens worth of text; see here). Today, I review the "Ground Rules" for the Patient Connect feature of the app.Patient Connect allows users of the app to send email to other 4HER registered users located within a certain radius (e.g., 10 miles). You can select users you'd like to connect with…
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • Still using horses and buggies

    Paul Levy
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    I recently had to reschedule a routine exam with my hospital-based primary care doctor and so decided to use the supposed rescheduling functionality on the patient portal to carry out this task. The appointment was scheduled for September 23, and I sent in a cancellation request on September 14, along with a note suggesting possible substitute dates two weeks hence.There was no reply.  I later learned that the message was not opened until October 15.Message Date/Time: 10/15/2014 11:23 AM Subject: We are working on your request We have received your request. We are working on it.A…
  • Return from South Africa

    Paul Levy
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    You’ve already read some health care stories from my recent trip to South Africa, but now please permit me some general summations of other things I learned. I imagine I am somewhat typical of my generation in the United States, in terms of my limited understanding of the recent history of the country.  Many of us felt tremendous admiration for Nelson Mandela and his colleagues after the multi-year struggle against Apartheid, but it was difficult from afar to understand the brutality of the regime under which that social, economic, and legal policy was enforced.Apartheid was not just…
  • View from above

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

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

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

  • Ben Goldacre: Pharma industry has destroyed its own reputation

    insider
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:08 am
    Ben Goldacre [Scott Hurst/Flickr]EXCLUSIVE: The great tragedy for the pharmaceutical industry is that it keeps denying that it lobbies against transparency in clinical trials, says Ben Goldacre.Ben Goldacre is a British physician, academic and author of the best-selling books Bad Science and Bad Pharma. He spoke to EurActiv's editor and publisher Frédéric Simon at the sidelines of the conference Transparency and public health - how accessible is scientific data?What do you think of the EU’s clinical trials regulation for example in terms of transparency?Well, I think the…
  • The Secret Deal that Threatens the NHS

    insider
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
  • No Advertising Please

    insider
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    http://noadvertisingplease.org/
  • Attention USA - you are being ripped off

    insider
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:31 am
  • Just as good as ever

    insider
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:02 pm
    http://coreynahman.com/#InternetDrugNews.com
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contacts

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola ContactsSATURDAY, Oct. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) - On Friday, the governors of New York and New Jersey announced strict new quarantine measures for anyone returning via Kennedy and Newark Liberty airports who may have had contacts with Ebola patients in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leona. The measures, which exceed current federal guidelines, mean that people who had such contacts would be tested and kept in quarantine for 21 days, the longest known length of incubation of the Ebola virus. The rules were announced Friday…
  • Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Tips for Safe Trick-or-TreatingSATURDAY, Oct. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Arriving home safe and sound is one of the best Halloween treats of all. To that end, be sure that costumes and goody bags have reflective strips that improve visibility to drivers, said Dr. Sampson Davis, an emergency medicine doctor at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus, N.J. Trick-or-treaters should also carry a flashlight, and costumes should be flame-resistant, Davis said. He offers these others tips: - If you plan to use makeup, test it on a small area of skin first to ensure it doesn't…
  • Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: StudyFRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Interrupting blood supply to an arm or a leg before heart surgery may help reduce the risks associated with the surgery, according to a new study. "During heart surgery we have to stop the blood supply to the heart to be able to operate on it. After some time without fresh blood, the heart will reduce its ability to produce energy because it doesn't get oxygen. When we shut off the blood flow to another large muscle, such as an arm or a leg, the body prepares for an…
  • Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change BehaviorFRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) - As more genetic tests are developed that spot increased risks for certain cancers, one might think that high-risk people would be more proactive about getting screened. But a new study suggests that, at least with colon cancer, knowledge does not change behavior: People who found out their genes doubled their risk of colon cancer were no more likely than people with average risk to get screened. "It didn't make any difference, not at all," said study author Dr. David Weinberg,…
  • Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal DepressionFRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) - October's shorter, darker days can trigger a type of depression, known as seasonal affective disorder, according to an expert. People affected by seasonal affective disorder, also called SAD, may feel overly tired, lack motivation and even have trouble getting out of bed. In extreme cases, SAD can lead to suicide, said Dr. Angelos Halaris, a professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at Loyola University Chicago Stitch School of Medicine. "Seasonal affective…
 
 
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    Environmental Health News

  • How will the EU reach its new climate targets?

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Early Friday, the 28 nations of the European Union announced they agreed to slash their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030. But the path to the emission plan was not an easy one. Each country had its concerns.
  • EU climate change goal pits green business against industry.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    A European Union goal to cut greenhouse gases by 40 percent by 2030, agreed early on Friday, sets the pace for a global deal to tackle climate change, pitting heavy industry against green business.
  • Pragmatism on climate change trumps politics at local level across U.S.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many politicians at the national level still steer clear of the politically charged topic of climate change. But in communities across the country where the effects are lapping at the doorsteps of residents, pragmatism often trumps politics, and candidates as well as elected officials across the political spectrum are embracing the issue.
  • Politics of 'climate': How opposite ideologies are pushing clean energy.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Progressive groups don’t have a monopoly on environmental issues. A conservative organization taking root in Florida aims to promote green issues while keeping the executive branch red.
  • Unsafe groundwater only adds to California drought misery.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    With surface water supplies decimated from the ongoing drought, more Californians are forced to use groundwater. But groundwater is unsafe for nearly 800,000 residents, according to the state's water resources control board.
 
 
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    Yahoo Health

  • 5 Surprising Ways Stress Messes With Your Health

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    More than 40 percent of adults say their stress level has increased over the past five years. (C.J. Burton/Corbis) Most people get that stress contributes to the most common —and most threatening —health problems, including biggies such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • The Truth About Women and Alcoholism

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Photo by By Gabrielle Glaser for The Daily Beast When Elizabeth Peña died last week, her family said she died after a brief illness. We now know that the Cuban-American actress’s untimely demise was the result of cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol abuse, in addition to acute gastrointestinal bleeding, cardiopulmonary arrest, and cardiogenic shock.
  • 5 “Health” Foods That Are Worse Than a Donut

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    The American supermarket is like a Halloween parade in reverse. To go trick or treating, neighborhood kids dress up as goblins and try to take sugar out of your hands. But at the supermarket, gruesome creatures dress up as kindly benefactors and try to put sugar into your hands. At Eat This, Not That! , we’re pulling the mask off of seemingly healthy products seemingly healthy products that are secretly packed with truly unhealthy levels of sweetener.
  • The 10 Saltiest Foods in America

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Most of us have heard that it’s a good idea to “cut down on sodium,” but besides making sure the top to the salt shaker is screwed on properly, what does that really mean? Well, first, realize that salt is an essential mineral that our body can’t function without. Current dietary guidelines for Americans recommend that adults in general should consume no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) ofsodium per day (1500 if you have high blood pressure, are African American, or are over age 51.) If 2300 mg sounds like a lot, it is.
  • When Kids Are Depressed, Music Can Help

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    A new study has found that music therapy can reduce depression and raise self-esteem in young people. 
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    Reuters: Health News

  • U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, strongly criticized her treatment.
  • U.S. FDA issues emergency authorization for two new Ebola tests

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization on Saturday for two new tests made by BioFire Defense that detect Ebola in humans.
  • U.S. military starts training its Ebola rapid-response team

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - As health officials were trying to manage a patient infected with Ebola in New York, U.S. military personnel in Texas were in the first stages of training a new rapid-response team that could head to hospitals the next time an outbreak occurs.
  • Governor Cuomo did not tell NYC about new Ebola airport rules: mayor

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did not inform New York City officials before announcing mandatory quarantines for some people arriving at airports around the city from Ebola-affected countries, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday.
  • Illinois orders mandatory Ebola quarantine for high-risk travelers

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    (Reuters) - Illinois has ordered mandatory 21-day quarantines for all "high-risk" people who have had direct contact with Ebola patients while in Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone, the three West African nations most affected by the outbreak.
 
 
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    NaturalNews.com

  • Europe to ban cadmium in art pigments

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) Cadmium has been used in paints since 1840; it brings out the brightness and intensity in colors, but inside the body, this heavy metal brings out the dark side of human nature, hardening the spirit and withering the bones.In the human body, cadmium is brutal to...
  • The many benefits of napping, including how long to snooze to reap the rewards

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) While most people are used to an extremely busy lifestyle that likely cuts into the amount of sleep that they get, what they may not be aware of is that lack of shut eye can seriously jeopardize their health. In fact, the American Psychological Association's website...
  • Starving Liberians threaten to break out of Ebola quarantine as food supply runs out

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) Rumors continue to circulate from speculating sources that the Ebola pandemic in Africa is one giant hoax. This conspiracy theory undermines the pain, disease and starvation that West Africans have been facing. An Associated Press photo taken from Monday, October 20...
  • NY police throw Ebola medical waste into public trash can

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) As word spreads that a new case of Ebola has appeared in the densely populated concrete jungle of New York City, the deadly virus itself may also be spreading, simply because of poor disposal rules and a lack of containment discipline.For example, a day after newspapers...
  • Big Pharma has owned Ebola vaccine for years; waiting for virus to kill enough people for it to be profitable

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) The truth is finally coming out about the Ebola crisis and its real purpose, which appears to be to sell more vaccines. As it turns out, the drug industry has had Ebola vaccines in the pipeline for years, but it has been waiting for just the right time to release them...
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    Renegade Health

  • The Aging Gut: Do Probiotics and Supplemental Fiber Help Us Live Longer?

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    One thing we know for certain, a healthy gut prevents disease and promotes longevity. As we age, all parts of our body get old with us, including the gut. We’ve come to learn how important our gut is to health, but have overlooked the role it plays in aging. The gut may well turn out to be one of the modifiable factors for longevity. From Beginning to End We start life with a sterile gut, but as the infant’s head passes through the birth canal, the baby ingests bacteria that begin to instantly colonize the gut. When first put to the breast to nurse, the baby consumes unique strains of…
  • Superfood Seed Bars

    Judita Wignall
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s hard to eat just one! This nut-free, mineral rich bar is just heavenly. It contains all my favorite superfoods held together with creamy tahini and coconut oil. Be careful you don’t overdo it with this one. It’s hard to stop with just one. High in protein, zinc, calcium and essential fatty acids, this makes a great post-workout or anytime snack and I love that it’s not too sweet. I use low glycemic coconut nectar but you can use yacon syrup, maple syrup or agave if you can’t find it in your area. Serving size: makes 16 servings Prep time: 20 minutes Ingredients ½ cup…
  • 3 Secret Weapons Against Stress, Inflammation, and Insomnia

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

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

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

  • Francis Collins Knows Why We Don't Have An Ebola Vaccine

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    NIH Director Francis Collins has been saying that if only the agency's budget hadn't been cut, that we would already have an Ebola vaccine. He tried this line out during recent Congressional testimony, and apparently liked it enough that he expanded on it in an article for the Huffington Post. Collins' statements have been fodder for election-season attack ads, naturally. Personally I endorse the take on this from Michael Eisen at Berkeley (emphasis added): . . .it’s time to call this for what it is: complete bullshit. First, let’s deal with the most immediate assertion – that if there…
  • Atmospheric Conditions

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    Well, I've been busy sciencing away all morning, and we're having the kind of weather outside that makes a person want to stay indoors and do chemistry: rainy, chilly, and windy. You wonder why more big chemical discoveries don't come out of the places that have these sorts of conditions all the time! Air handling and climate control notwithstanding, this sort of weather naturally raises the humidity, and if I were having to worry about tiny moisture-sensitive reactions, these are not the conditions I would pick. But neither were the conditions back in the Southern US in the summertime - some…
  • Green Coffee Beans Will Mostly Slim Your Wallet

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Very few readers of this site are likely to have a good opinion of Dr. Oz (I certainly don't). And very few readers will be surprised to hear that one of his highly-touted miracle weight loss regiments - green coffee bean extract (GCA) - has turned out to be a load of faked-up nonsense. Retraction Watch has the details, and let's just say that the clinical trial results were. . .a little bit below the desired standard: The FTC charges that the study’s lead investigator repeatedly altered the weights and other key measurements of the subjects, changed the length of the trial, and misstated…
  • Roche Rebuilds

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    Roche has announced ambitious plans for new buildings at its home base in Basel: They're building a new home for John Reed and Roche's pRED research group in Basel – and the pharma giant is thinking big. Roche said today that it is committing $1.8 billion to build a new research center in Switzerland which will encompass 4 new office/lab buildings that will house 1,900 R&D staffers. The first step of the process will involve construction of an in vivo center for animal research, slated for completion in 2018. And Roche plans to clear away older buildings to make way for a new office tower…
  • Improving the Old-Fashioned Reaction Workup

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    Here's something new: working up a reaction. The authors say that they have a porous polymer that adsorbs organic compounds from aqueous reaction mixtures, allowing you to just stir and filter rather than doing a liquid/liquid extraction. The adsorbed material can then be taken right to chromatography, as if you'd adsorbed your compound onto any other solid support, or just washed with solvent to liberate the crude product. I have colleagues who will be trying this out soon, and I'll report on their experience with the stuff. If it really is widely applicable, it could be a nice addition to…
 
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Does cancer grow more aggressively at night?

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

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

  • STAY OUT LONGER® COLDAVENGER FACEMASK FOR THE ELEMENTS

    Aaron Usiskin
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    $50, best gift this season.The COLDAVENGER® CLASSIC FLEECE half-mask is the standard for lightweight warmth and breathability and will provide the perfect level of protection for most wintertime adventure. It is made with a breathable, quick-drying and non-pilling classic fleece that offers superior warmth without weight.The patented, medical grade COLDAVENGER® ventilator allows you to breathe freely while keeping your face dry and your airways relaxed with warm and humidified air.The COLDAVENGER® CLASSIC FLEECE design allows you to wear the half-mask as a neck gaiter when full coverage is…
  • Getting The Cork Out After That Long Run!

    Aaron Usiskin
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Simple, easy and powerful, yup the rabbit has nothing on the iXO Vivo™ Power Corkscrew.Opening wine just got a lot more fun. With the Skil iXO Vivo™ power corkscrew, popping open a bottle of wine is as easy as tightening a screw. Which, by the way, it can also do.Unique corkscrew attachment4V Max power with 20% longer run timeCompact, powerful and lightweightSiteLight™ LED work light for better visibility
  • Garmin Forerunner 920XT: The Best Multisport Watch Period https://static.garmincdn.com/en/products/010-01174-00/g/pd-04-lg.jpg

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

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

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

  • Support, care for health workers to improve patient experience

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    by Jason A. Wolf It was hard to engage in a healthcare conversation in recent weeks without hearing about the challenges presented and fear created by the global Ebola crisis. In the United States, the outcomes in Dallas brought home the complicated nature of a global healthcare system driven by protocol and process, and revealed that in striving for perfect outcomes, the healthcare system still built on human beings caring for human beings. This also means, as hard as we might work to avoid it, oversight or errors in healthcare happen. In many efforts at the heart of patient experience--the…
  • St. Luke's population health programs promote innovation

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    by Jonathan H. Burroughs Some organizations choose innovation and rather than wait until change is mandatory, move forward before it's required so they can design and forge their own way before it's imposed upon them by others. For example: St. Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho--an organization that builds an infrastructure for population health to prepare for the transition from fee-for-service to risk contracting and capitation while many others talk about it and wait. Its most important innovation is that it defines itself not as a hospital or even a healthcare network, but as a…
  • How Ebola prevention efforts could improve overall healthcare

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    Hospital efforts to safeguard against the Ebola virus may have longer-term implications for infection prevention in healthcare settings, according to an infection control expert. "I think sometimes healthcare workers may become a bit complacent, and so what [Ebola preparation] does is it helps us remove some of that complacency," Linda Greene, R.N., infection prevention manager at Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York, told FierceHealthcare in an exclusive interview. "Every day, in every hospital, someone could prevent, maybe not Ebola, [but] there are a number of infectious diseases that…
  • Drive good governance through continuing education

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

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

  • Sometimes ADHD Mistakes Can Be a Good Thing?

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:37 pm
    ADHD Autopilot ErrorsIt isn't unusual for ADHD to help me out with its upsides. For instance, I sometimes rely on ADHD's penchant for distraction to alleviate Depression. When writing here, however, I tend to focus on the outlandish goof-ups for laughs. This is why today's event was so unusual. An ADHD mistake that worked to my benefit? I'm still astounded.It all began last Friday. I replied to an editor at PsychCentral after she emailed me to let me know that the recent interview on Depression was posted. I thanked her for including me in their article. I then offered to answer any questions…
  • How Would You Describe Depression?

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

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

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

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

  • News digest – lung stats, political action, PARP inhibitors and more

    Henry Scowcroft
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    We released new stats showing that around 1,800 patients with lung cancer are missing out on surgery each year, because of local variations in care. This needs political action to fix – something we’re highlighting in our Cross Cancer Out campaign. In other healthcare policy news, the head of the NHS unveiled a new five-year plan for our health service, but highlighted the need for further government investment, according to the BBC. A drug we helped develop edged closer to getting a European license. Olaparib – a type of drug known as a PARP inhibitor – has shown promise…
  • No, sunbathing is NOT a ‘great new way to lose weight’

    Sarah Williams
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    Research published today about sun, weight and diabetes has made for some worrying, or even misleading, headlines.  While we all need some sun to make vitamin D, we also need to bear in mind the risk of skin cancer – especially for fairer skinned people and those who burn more easily. This new research from an international team, and published in the journal Diabetes, investigated whether ultraviolet (UV) light could affect weight gain in mice. In our opinion The Times (paywalled) got its headline about right: Sun can stop weight gain (if you’re a mouse) The ‘mouse’ part is…
  • Coming ever closer – first PARP inhibitor on track to be licensed in Europe

    Kat Arney
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    Regular readers of this blog may recognise the term ‘PARP inhibitor’. We first wrote about these exciting new drugs back in 2008 and have mentioned them regularly ever since. Designed to target cancers in people carrying inherited faults in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, PARP inhibitors have been tested in clinical trials for patients with breast, ovarian and prostate cancer caused by these genetic flaws. However, the journey from the lab to the clinic has been far from smooth, and the results have been promising but variable (including a strange case of scientific ‘mistaken identity’).
  • It’s time to Cross Cancer Out – our General Election campaign

    Lizzy Allen
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Cancer is a national issue. It affects families up and down the country. So we need to make sure that more cancers are diagnosed earlier and that everyone in the UK with a diagnosis receives the best treatment. That need is echoed today as our latest regional figures reveal that almost 2,000 lung cancer patients are missing out on life-saving surgery each year. But to turn these figures around we need political action. So with just over six months to go to the General Election, we’ve launched a new campaign, Cross Cancer Out. As politicians gear up their own election campaigns in…
  • Science Snaps: peering inside an expanding lymph node

    Nick Peel
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Science SnapsIf you’ve had a cold then you probably know where to find a lymph node. Those painful swellings lurking in your neck or armpit can be a clear indication that an infection is taking hold. While a swollen lymph node during a cold can be uncomfortable, it’s generally not serious. But for people with cancer, the lymph nodes can form a secondary home for rogue tumour cells that have spread around the body. But what makes these crucial immune organs swell? Scientists around the world are digging deeper into how the immune system works on a…
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Older Moms at Higher Risk for Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    A recent study from Canada has observed higher rates of depression in mothers who have children after the age of 40. The prevalence of depression after delivery was about threefold higher in women aged 40 to 44 years as compared to women aged 30 to 35 years. This relationship was even stronger after controlling for potential confounders, including education level, marital status, and chronic illness (adjusted OR 3.72; 95% CI 2.15 to 6.41). The post Older Moms at Higher Risk for Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Anti-Epileptic Drugs and Risk of Miscarriage

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Do anti-epileptic drugs increase the risk for miscarriage and/or stillbirth? Many reports have demonstrated an association between the use of antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy and increased risk of congenital malformations and pregnancy complications, including pre-eclampsia, preterm birth, and intrauterine growth retardation.  However, little is known about the impact of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) on the risk […] The post Anti-Epileptic Drugs and Risk of Miscarriage appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Prenatal Valproate Exposure and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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

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

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

  • Types of exercises for lower back pain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    Our understanding of health, our bodies and medicine has come a long way in the past few decades. We have come from seeing our bodies as simple machines, that randomly break down and need to be fixed by external sources, to intelligent living systems, capable of healing themselves. Thanks to modern research and ancient wisdom, today we are on the cusp of integrating a more complete and holistic understanding of health and disease. Leading the way and supporting us on this journey are resources like Superhealing by trailblazers like Dr. Elaine R. Ferguson. Amidst our age of information, we…
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pecan Pie Recipe

    28 Jun 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Characteristics This delicious recipe provides an optimally healthy alternative to traditional pies and cakes. It combines the best of fresh strawberries and rhubarb, which make an irresistible combination! It is rich in nutrient dense calories, phytonutrients, antioxidants and offers an abundance of micronutrients. It is naturally low in sodium and cholesterol free. It offers an excellent amount of fiber, as well as healthy carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Its pleasantly sweet and refreshing taste, along with its excellent nutrition benefits will make a treat the whole family can feel good…
 
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  • Saturday Stories: Body Image, Complementary Medicine, and Autism

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Lauren Fleshman in Runners World asks, "Do I Look Like a Man?" Nicola Davis with a great interview of Edzard Ernst, Professor of Complementary Medicine Judith Newman in the New York Times with an incredible read on the friendship between the iPhone's Siri virtual assistant and a boy with autism. [And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, here's a piece I wrote for The Globe & Mail asking why aren't RDs covered by Canada's public servant health care plan, here's a piece I wrote for US News and World Report on obesity and morbid self-righteousness, here's an op-ed I wrote for…
  • Between Two Ferns and Brad Pitt

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    If you need proof that Zach Galifianakis' Between Two Ferns is the best talk show around look no further than today's Funny Friday video featuring him interviewing Brad Pitt. Have a great weekend! Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Brad Pitt from Zach Galifianakis        Related StoriesDear Kitten, About that DogRUN! (And Don't Play with Ouija Boards)The Best Lightbulb Commercial Ever Made 
  • A Halloween Survival Guide for Parents

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Reposting an old Halloween piece of mine as I imagine that many families will be out shopping for Halloween loot this weekend. It's coming. And I'm not really all that worried. At least not about Halloween night. The fact is food's not simply fuel, and like it or not, Halloween and candy are part of the very fabric of North American culture and to suggest that kids shouldn't enjoy candy on Halloween isn't an approach I would support. That said, Halloween sure isn't pretty. On average every Halloween sized candy contains in the order of 2 teaspoons of sugar and the calories of 2 Oreo cookies…
  • Guest Post: A Reader Provides His Recipe for Weight Loss

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    His name is Brian Abernathy and a few weeks ago he reached out to let me know what has worked for him with his weight. And while I'm not suggesting everyone follow his plan (there's no one right way, and what's right for one, is no doubt wrong for another), I thought it was thoughtful, well written, realistic, and very much in line with my philosophy, and so I asked him if he'd mind if I shared. Yoni, First, thank you for your reasonable approach to weight loss and for pointing the finger at the dismal food environment we’ve created. I’ve been following your blog for a few years now and I…
  • Why You're Better Off With Froot Loops Than Special K Granola

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

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

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

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

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

    Jenny Jessen
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    You’ve probably heard that 8 hours is the magical amount of sleep needed every night. New research suggests that may not be the optimal amount for everyone. Conventional wisdom states that eight hours of continuous nightly rest is necessary to refresh ourselves. Too little sleep and we’re tired in the morning. Moreover, a number of studies have shown that lack of sleep endangers our health and longevity. One recent study suggests that chronic sleep loss may lead to loss of brain cells. At the other end of the scale, too much sleep increases our risk for health problems, including…
 
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  • Your Brain May Get Smaller if You Don't Sleep Enough

    Erin Kennedy
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    Display Title:  Your Brain May Get Smaller if You Don't Sleep Enough Subtitle:  A recent study showed that poor quality sleep is actually linked with wasting away of the brain. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/sleep-disorders/content/your-brain-may-get-smaller-if-yo... Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
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    EmpowHER
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
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  • Indonesia gold mine for social networking

    davejohnsen
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Bangkok: Indonesia, with a population of over 250 million, has become a gold mine for social networking sites in Southeast Asia with a growing market of millions of users. Facebook founder Mark Zuc read more
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  • Wigs, Hats, and Make Up… Oh My! Trying to Look Better, When You Feel Bad.

    christine
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    We have all heard the dreaded saying “But you don’t look sick?” But the last thing we want to do is walk around looking like death 24/7. It is true that when you look better you feel better, but there is a fine balance between spending tons of hours putting on full face make up, […] The post Wigs, Hats, and Make Up… Oh My! Trying to Look Better, When You Feel Bad. appeared first on But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.
  • After saying hello to my guests, I say #hellokeurig and feel like the perfect host

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

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

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

    christine
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    My father turned 66 this summer and I decided to get him a gift that was both unique and memorable. He has a great interest in family history and saved some mementos from his mother’s estate. In an old worn out shipping box in the basement I found a small reel of old fashioned video […] The post What is the perfect gift to give, when you want to give the most memorable gift? appeared first on But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.
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  • Lecture in November: The Benefits of Running & How to Get Started

    Talli van Sunder
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    Date: Tuesday, November 11, 6:30pm at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab 618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove Presents: Learn a little bit about the benefits of running, and get some training tips with an Olympic Marathoner. Blake will discuss the benefits of running and how to get started safely. She will talk about some key muscle groups to address in order to prevent common running injuries, and demonstrate related exercises. She will also take some time to answer training and other running related questions. Blake Russell started running in 9th grade and has been running ever since. She…
  • Lecture in October: Adventure Running – In Pursuit of Rugged & Wild With Leor Pantilat

    Talli van Sunder
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Date: Saturday, October 18, 3:00pm at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab, 618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove Presents: A slideshow featuring mountain photography from Leor Pantilat’s many adventures in the High Sierra and the Big Sur Coast. Leor will discuss: His recent fastest known time (FKT) on the John Muir Trail from Mount Whitney to Yosemite Valley (3d 7h 36m) and other FKTs in the High Sierra and WA state Training and preparation, including work/life balance, nutrition, injuries, the importance of stretching, etc. His inspiration to get into adventure running and what…
  • Wellness and Vitality Talk in July 2014

    Talli van Sunder
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:11 pm
    In July of 2014 at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab in Pacific Grove, CA, we started  our series of monthly health talks with Heather Lauren, a student (at that time and now graduate) of Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition. Heather presented a series of 4 very informative one hour weekly talks on how to better your health through the awareness of and pursuit of proper nutrition. We were very happy to have Heather come speak at our clinic. While we constantly work on improving the health of our clients through the healing of their injuries and the strengthening of their bodies…
  • Lecture in September: The Effects of Grief, Loss & Stress on Your Body

    Talli van Sunder
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Date:  Tuesday, September 16, 6:30pm at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab 618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove Presents: The Impact of Grief, Loss and Stress on the Adrenals, Thyroid, Hormones and Neurotransmitters and how to modify your habits for optimal health with Monica Montoya, ND. Dr. Montoya will discuss: The function of the adrenals, thyroid, hormones & neurotransmitters. The effect and impact of stress factors on the hormonal cascade (symptoms, mood and quality of life, both short and long term). Natural ways of coping with stress factors and how to bring awareness back to…
  • In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab, Inc. – Ribbon Cutting

    Talli van Sunder
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Please Join Us For Our Ribbon Cutting August 21st, 2014 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at 618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove (corner of Lighthouse & 17th St.) *refreshments provided
 
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  • From hospital to community: Use of antipsychotics in hospitalized elders

    Kah Poh Loh, Sheryl Ramdass, Jane L. Garb, Maura J. Brennan, Peter K. Lindenauer, Tara Lagu
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
  • Prevalence and predictors of return visits to pediatric emergency departments

    Ayobami T. Akenroye, Cary W. Thurm, Mark I. Neuman, Elizabeth R. Alpern, Geetanjali Srivastava, Sandra P. Spencer, Harold K. Simon, Javier Tejedor-Sojo, Craig H. Gosdin, Elizabeth Brennan, Laura M. Gottlieb, James C. Gay, Richard E. McClead, Samir S. Shah, Anne M. Stack
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:58 am
    OBJECTIVETo determine the rate of return visits to pediatric emergency departments (EDs) and identify patient- and visit-level factors associated with return visits and hospitalization upon return. DESIGN AND SETTINGRetrospective cohort study of visits to 23 pediatric EDs in 2012 using data from the Pediatric Health Information System. PARTICIPANTSPatients <18 years old discharged following an ED visit. MEASURESThe primary outcomes were the rate of return visits within 72 hours of discharge from the ED and of return visits within 72 hours resulting in hospitalization. Results: 1,415,721 of…
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in adults: A brief review and ethical considerations for nonspecialist health providers and hospitalists

    Ellen C. Meltzer, Natalia S. Ivascu, Cathleen A. Acres, Meredith Stark, James N. Kirkpatrick, Subroto Paul, Art Sedrakyan, Joseph J. Fins
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Given the pace, distribution, and uptake of technological innovation, patients experiencing respiratory failure, heart failure, or cardiac arrest are, with greater frequency, being treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Although most hospitalists will not be responsible for ordering or managing ECMO, in-hospital healthcare providers continue to be a vital source of patient referral and, accordingly, need to understand the rudiments of these technologies so as to co-manage patients, counsel families, and help ensure that the provision of ECMO is consistent with patient…
  • Liability impact of the hospitalist model of care

    Adam C. Schaffer, Ann Louise Puopolo, Supriya Raman, Allen Kachalia
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:12 pm
    BACKGROUNDAn increasingly large proportion of inpatient care is provided by hospitalists. The care discontinuities inherent to hospital medicine raise concerns about malpractice risk. However, little published data exist on the medical liability risks associated with care by hospitalists. OBJECTIVEWe sought to determine the risks and outcomes of malpractice claims against hospitalists in internal medicine. DESIGNRetrospective observational analysis. MEASUREMENTSUsing claims data from a liability insurer-maintained database of over 52,000 malpractice claims, we measured the rates of…
  • Hospitalists and liability: Surprising findings that point back to patient safety

    Kevin J. O'Leary, Andrew D. Auerbach
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:12 pm
 
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  • HHS Secretary Announces New Grant Program to Promote Care Coordination

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    During the 2014 AAFP Assembly, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the launch of a new grant program designed to promote greater coordination of care among physicians and other clinicians.
  • AAFP Delegates Tackle Health Care Equity, CME Issues

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    The 2014 AAFP Congress of Delegates adopted a number of resolutions dealing with various health equity issues, as well as a measure to increase eligibility for live CME credit. Delegates also voted to support installation of nursing pumping rooms in commercial transportation hubs.
  • FPs Highlight Practice Concerns That Affect Patient Care, Payment

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    During this year's Congress of Delegates, AAFP members addressed issued that ranged from ensuring patients get the drugs they need to seeing that family physicians get paid appropriately for the care they provide.
  • New Academy President Calls on FPs to Champion Primary Care

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    AAFP President Robert Wergin, M.D., of Milford, Neb., told attendees at the 2014 AAFP Assembly that family medicine is on the right path to deliver more effective patient care in a changing environment. Family physicians can take a leadership role in promoting changes in care delivery and encouraging more medical students to choose family medicine.
  • Delegates Consider End-of-Life Care, Other Health Issues

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    Delegates to the 2014 Congress of Delegates in Washington considered a number of clinical and public health issues, adopting measures dealing with end-of-life care issues, tobacco control and education, and discrimination against immigrants, among others.
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  • YOUR POOP

    DR.MOHAN SHARMA
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Try as you might to distract yourself from analysing your poop by digging your head into the day's news or browsing Twitter, the truth is that the waste your body discards is a mirror to your health. "The day you don't pass stool satisfactorily, your general wellbeing gets disrupted," says, head of the gastroenterology department at KEM hospital, Professor Shobna Bhatia. Vashibased pathologist, Dr Prasad Kulkarni, takes it a step further to discuss the mind-poop connect. "Your bowel movement is also an indicator of your mental health. Problems like diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome and…
  • Rockwood and Green's Fractures in Adults and Children Package 8th Edition

    Meri Pustak
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
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  • Story of My First Stethoscope

    Dr Muhammed Rafeeque
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    Once, a little girl with a severe congenital defect consulted me for the treatment of some acute infection. During case taking, she pointing at my stethoscope, and somehow whispered in a low pitched voice (due to her defect): “Will you please give me this when you purchase a new one? Because I want to be a doctor!” Might be due to my sympathy to a girl with severe birth defect, I gave my old stethoscope to her. But I was little doubtful that she may not be able to go for higher studies. After a few months, her family shifted to another place, after that I had no contact with her family…
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    Partheepan Niru
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    Keep the leader toward the sky not to your ruff : niru.partheepan
  • Fatty Liver Disease On The Rise: What Is It And Can It Be Prevented?

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is on the rise among children and adults. What can you do to prevent this symptomless condition?  Most adults would assume that if they avoid drinking an excessive amount of alcohol, their livers will remain healthy. This, though, is far from the truth. The Dallas Heart Study suggests that roughly 30 percent of American adults have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which some doctors claim may affect even more — up to five percent more. Though many doctors attribute the condition's increasing prevalence to swelling rates of obesity and diabetes, the…
 
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  • Grumpy People Get the Details Right — Science of Us

    GruntDoc
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Think back to the last time you had to navigate a customer-service situation. Perhaps you were trying to make a doctor’s appointment when few convenient times were available, or you may have been speaking with a credit-card rep in an effort to get a onetime waiver on a late payment charge. Maybe you were speaking with an airline representative in hopes of finagling priority seating. Did you adopt a warm tone and play nice? Or did you raise your voice and speak aggressively? You are a nice person, so you probably chose the kind route. The tough pill for most of us to swallow is that…
  • In which I and my ‘style’ are vindicated. Grumpy People Get the Details Right nym.ag/1CwHwYp via @thescienceofus

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:53 pm
    In which I and my ‘style’ are vindicated. Grumpy People Get the Details Right nym.ag/1CwHwYp via @thescienceofus Related posts: Perhaps something good will come of ebola: maybe we can finally get people to stop wearing scrubs out of the hospital. Perhaps something good will come of ebola: maybe we can... RT @MelissaTweets: RT @JJPatriot: We banned the import of 100 watt light bulbs but we won’t ban importing of people from Ebola countries. #… RT @MelissaTweets: RT @JJPatriot: We banned the import of 100... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
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    20 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    “@MDaware: common misnomer – most emergency “rooms” are actually peninsulas” Related posts: Did she see the jacket yet? “@MDaware: LittleAware is nonplussed about joining the Cobra Kai pic.twitter.com/QCZXc7WloT” Did she see the jacket yet? “@MDaware: LittleAware is nonplussed... @doconskis @mdaware @cbsdfw @aceofspadeshq Defining illness down. Think ‘prehypertension’. @doconskis @mdaware @cbsdfw @aceofspadeshq Defining illness down. Think ‘prehypertension’.... @monashanaes @ketaminh @MDAware hardest hit @monashanaes @ketaminh @MDAware…
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  • How could an ER miss Ebola? Let me explain… | EdwinLeap.com edwinleap.com/how-could-an-e… via @twitterapi

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    19 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    How could an ER miss Ebola? Let me explain… | EdwinLeap.com edwinleap.com/how-could-an-e… via @twitterapi Related posts: Who To Blame When You Get Ebola: A CDC Guide For Healthcare Workers thehappyhospitalist.blogspot.com/2014/10/Ebola-… via @HapyHospitalist Who To Blame When You Get Ebola: A CDC Guide... Leadership. Finally. Military preps team for Ebola response in US cnn.com/2014/10/19/hea… Leadership. Finally. Military preps team for Ebola response in US... RT @BrianCurtisNBC5: Dallas County can now do #Ebola testing. Samples don’t need to go to Austin. Goal is to speed up…
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  • Ebola's evolutionary roots are more ancient than previously thought, study finds

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University at Buffalo) A new study is helping to rewrite Ebola's family history. The research shows that Ebola and Marburg are each members of ancient evolutionary lines, and that these two viruses last shared a common ancestor sometime prior to 16-23 million years ago.
  • UTSW researchers receive CPRIT funding to expand genetic screening program

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (UT Southwestern Medical Center) Genetic screening services for rural and underserved populations will expand from six to 22 counties in North Texas under a $1.5 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
  • For brain hemorrhage, risk of death is lower at high-volume hospitals

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Wolters Kluwer Health) For patients with a severe type of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage, treatment at a hospital that treats a high volume of subarachnoid hemorrhage cases is associated with a lower risk of death, reports a study in the November issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.
  • Prognostic factors identified for peripheral squamous cell carcinomas of the lung

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) A better survival outcome is associated with low blood levels of squamous cell carcinoma antigen, or absence of tumor invasion either into the space between the lungs and chest wall or into blood vessels of individuals with a peripheral squamous cell carcinoma, a type of non-small cell lung cancer.
  • Growing a blood vessel in a week

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Gothenburg) The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days. This is shown in a new study from The University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden, published in EBioMedicine.
 
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  • Separating fact from fiction on water fluoridation

    Mary Otto
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Image by Ben Kraal via flickr. For close to seven decades now, jurisdictions across the country have been supplementing naturally-occurring fluoride in community water supplies to promote oral health. Numerous studies credit water fluoridation efforts with major reductions in tooth decay during the second half of the 20th century. Many too, attest to the safety of fluoridation at optimum levels. Yet in spite of reams of scientific evidence, debate and fear remain in some places. Last year in Portland, for example, voters overturned a city council decision to fluoridate the local water supply.
  • Rise in nursing home infection rates lead to avoidable complications, deaths

    Liz Seegert
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    Infections among nursing home residents are rising, according to a study presented Oct. 8, 2014, at IDWeek (an international gathering of experts in infectious disease and epidemiology). Image by Ulrich Joho via flickr. Researchers from Columbia University School of Nursing and RAND Corporation analyzed infections in nursing homes over a five-year period from 2006-2010, using Minimum Data Set assessment data – the information submitted by the facilities to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. They found significantly increased infection rates for pneumonia, urinary tract infections…
  • When covering health insurance is personal

    Pia Christensen
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Randy Dotinga California journalist Randy Dotinga has written several pieces about his own efforts to obtain health insurance. His “long-running tale of woe” features several twists and turns but it isn’t that unusual in the grim world of 21st-century health insurance in the United States. Since 2000, I’ve been jilted by a grand total of seven insurance companies. The eighth — the one covering me now — comes courtesy of Obamacare and looks like it might actually stick around for a while. Expensive? Yes. A relief? Absolutely. What is unusual is for a journalist who covers health…
  • High costs cause some Americans to skip needed care, survey shows

    Joseph Burns
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Image by C x 2 via flickr. More than 16 million privately insured Americans face significant financial hardships as a result of high medical bills, forcing some to go without food and others to burn through all of their savings, a new survey shows. Out-of-pocket health care costs force 1 out of every 8 privately insured Americans to skip necessary medical treatment, according to the survey, Privately Insured in America: Opinions on Health Care Costs and Coverage. For the survey, researchers at the AP-NORC Center interviewed 1,004 privately insured adults aged 18 to 64 between July 22 and…
  • Looking ahead to the second ACA enrollment period

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

  • 5 Ways to Prevent Diabetes

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerJumping on your bike or going for a jog can do more than just burn calories and boost energy levels. And cutting back on fast food and saying “Yes!” to coffee is more than just a dietary choice. This strange mix of variables can also help you fend off the most common form of diabetes… Diabetes can strike at any age. And with the rise of obesity in the United States, the number of people with preventable diabetes is soaring. A staggering 21 million American children and adults – 7% of the nation’s…
  • Make Your Doctor's Visits Go Smoothly

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffYour doctor is your teammate, says the American Diabetes Association (ADA). To make the most of your time together, try these tips before your next visit: Prepare a list of the most important issues or questions you have. This way, you can make the best use of the time allotted for your visit. Take care of insurance changes or paperwork with the office secretary beforehand. You don’t want to waste valuable time talking about paperwork! Bring a list of your medications and doses (or bring the bottles). Have your glucose log book open for review or your…
  • Married to an ADHD Adult?

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Elena Donovan Mauer, Special to LifescriptWhen your spouse has adult ADHD, it’s easy to misinterpret inattentiveness, disorganization and distractibility as laziness or selfishness. But with empathy and teamwork, you can help your partner improve listening skills and strengthen your marriage. Here are 5 tips to try from psychiatrists, ADHD adults and relationship experts… Melissa Orlov, 51, of Wayland, Mass., and her husband, George, were separated and headed for divorce in 2006. Then they realized his adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which had been…
  • Allergies Can Develop Even in Adulthood

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Mari Cartel, Lifescript Staff Writer If you’re an adult and have never had a severe allergic reaction or a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction, that doesn’t mean you won’t. Unfortunately, allergies can develop later in life, not just in childhood. An expert immunologist discusses what may cause them and how to treat allergic reactions… I went through most of my life allergy-free – until my first child was born. At first, I noticed itchiness and a slight rash on my legs. Before long, that tingling drove me to near madness. I would scratch so hard I’d draw blood. After the…
  • Medical Menopause Treatment

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Linda Wasmer Andrews, Special to LifescriptIf hot flashes, vaginal dryness and bone loss are taking over your life, read on for the latest non-estrogen menopause treatments that may bring you relief... As women age and enter menopause, we start producing less of the hormones that regulate certain areas of our body, resulting in those pesky signs of menopause: hot flashes, vaginal symptoms, bone loss and more. To replace vanishing hormones, doctors often prescribe estrogen, or a combination of estrogen and progesterone, for women in menopause. “For many women, hormone therapy is safe…
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  • Ebola Epidemic Fears Ramp Up

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

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

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

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

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerTechnically, it wasn’t supposed to be fitness boot camp like the one I attended a year ago. The trip organizers went to great pains to emphasize that this was a week-long alpine adventure organized by Mountain Trek, in the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges of eastern British Columbia. But as we arose for yoga stretch before dawn, consumed a paltry 1,400 calories per day, pounded up steep mountain trails for hours at a time and deprived ourselves of coffee, sugar, salt, starch and fat for the week, it sure seemed similar to my…
 
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  • Simple measures that convince kids to drink less sugar

    Dr. Ayala
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Teens probably pay the least attention to health warnings, so how can we get the group that drinks the most soda to pay attention? A bunch of new studies experiment with simple, practical approaches to get the message across.
  • Brain zapping for weight loss

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

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

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

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

  • Tea Drinker: Souheki Mori

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

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

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

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

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

    Jonah Comstock
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Telemedicine has been around for a number of years, but it’s not yet an everyday channel for patients to receive care. A panel of providers and vendors sat down at the Partners HealthCare Connected Health Symposium to discuss the question of what it would take to get telemedicine into the mainstream. The panel, moderated by Harvard […]
  • CHE Trinity Health taps Sharecare for patient engagement tools

    Brian Dolan
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    One of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the US, CHE Trinity Health has chosen Sharecare, the company founded by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, to equip its 30 million patients spread across 20 states with Sharecare’s portfolio of patient engagement tools. CHE will offer patients Sharecare’s health risk assessment the […]
  • Viewing patient engagement through the lens of pathology

    Jonah Comstock
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    The key to cracking patient engagement isn’t better kinds of technology, it’s understanding patients better. That was the theme that emerged from a panel discussion at the Partners Healthcare Connected Health Symposium, where a doctor, a consultant, and two healthcare executives spoke about their own experiences working with patients in the healthcare system, especially patients with […]
  • Tablet-based waiting room check-in company Phreesia raises $30M

    Brian Dolan
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    New York City-based Phreesia, which offers a tablet-based patient check-in and payment service to healthcare providers, has raised $30 million in funding led by private equity firm LLR Partners. The company says it plans to use the investment to accelerate product development and broaden its customer base around the US. Return backers HLM Venture Partners and Ascension […]
  • CareSync raises $4.25M for personal health record, care coordination services

    Aditi Pai
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    Tampa, Florida-based personal health record developer CareSync raised $4.25 million in a round led by Tullis Health Investors, Clearwell Group, CDH Solutions, and CareSync CEO Travis Bond. The funding will help the company scale its operations and invest in its sales and marketing teams. “We began with a vision to create a patient-centered health platform that would empower […]
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • 17 Most LOL Food and Fitness Puns, Featuring Michelle Obama

    Katie McGrath
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Sure, they’re super cheesy and a little overplayed at times, but you know you can’t help but crack a smile and a you-got-me laugh when the perfect pun comes along. With as heavy a scene as we all try to paint when it comes to our food and fitness, it feels good to look at [...]
  • POUND: The Liberating New Workout That Beats to its Own Drum

    Katie McGrath
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Life can’t fully be enjoyed without balance and nurturing…but also going a little crazy sometimes. This is what fitness experts and recreational drummers Kirsten Potenza and Christina Peerenboom believed as they were searching for the perfect fitness class that they couldn’t quite find. So they created their own. Kirsten and Christina gave us the lowdown [...]
  • What Do Americans Eat? Kale, Gluten-Free, and Organics Top 2014 Food Trends

    Elizabeth
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Food trends come and food trends go. One year we’re all raving about Sriracha, the next we’re falling for the cronut. For the last 30 years, Parade has surveyed those trends and other American eating habits. This year, foods like snack bars and frozen sandwiches have risen in popularity. As more people eat on the [...]
  • 9 New (Yet Very Old!) Gluten-Free Grains

    Katie McGrath
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Whether you’re going gluten-free and need a change of pace from quinoa and potatoes, or you’re just looking to add more nutrient-dense grains to your dinner routine, you’ve got more options than you may have thought! Here are nine new-to-you (yet very old!) options you’ve probably never heard of or tried. They are certainly worth [...]
  • Easy 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip with Homemade Graham Crackers

    Brandi Koskie
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    This time of year I find any excuse I can to invite people over. Saturday afternoon football games, Friday night TGIF-ing, or just because, Autumn feels like the most inviting season of all. Halloween night, especially. Our patio always turns in to the must-be spot for family and friends. Everyone pitches in goodies for the [...]
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    Health in 30

  • Speaking Event: PIAA International Conference, Amsterdam

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

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

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

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Marie Ennis-O’Connor (@JBBC) is a healthcare writer, public relations consultant, and digital media strategist. Marie recently compiled a list of 84 health care social media and digital influencers on Twitter. Twitter is a powerful social networking platform and it allows health professionals to deeply connect and engage with the community. Health care professionals can help educate consumers, raise awareness of health issues and collaborate. This phenomenal platform gives a voice to patients and consumers, and it helps start the conversation with…
  • What is a Medical Emergency?

    admin
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA About Emergencies: What is a medical emergency and when to call 9-1-1   Debate brews over whether emergency departments are busier since the Affordable Healthcare Act expanded insurance coverage the beginning of this year. While the debate continues, it is important for you to understand what a medical emergency is and when to call 9-1-1. The information in this post, What is a Medical Emergency? is from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) – Emergency Care For You – and it is published with permission granted by ACEP. What…
 
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    Turbulence Training

  • 106 pullup record

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    The past two days have been busy and the result has been a bodyweight mania. Yesterday was a big 800 rep workout while today was fewer reps, but higher intensity.Here's what I did on Friday morning:1A) Prisoner Squats – 50 reps1B) Pushups – 30 repsBack and forth I went for 10 rounds with about 1 minute between exercises.It was a dang good tough challenge. Lots of fun. Now look at all the way
  • Sadly skip this snack

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:16 am
    I really do love this "healthy" snack (I used to eat it all the time on airplanes while flying to my TT events), but unfortunately I must admit it's actually one of the worst snacks for your waistline. I'm talking about trail mix, even the organic, "super-healthy" varieties that you find at the health food stores. Why is it so bad?  Here are just a few reasons: 1. Trail mixes--which almost
  • 17 white foods

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Yes, that's right, you can actually eat LOADS of white foods and still get a flat stomach. In fact, if you eat THESE 17 white foods, you're bound to get a flat belly even faster. Get all 17 fat-burning white foods by downloading our brand new free report in a few seconds at the link below: ==> 17 WHITE foods for a flat stomach I'm going to go eat two of them right now for lunch as part of my
  • odd workout for weekend

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    You can easily add this "odd" type of exercise to your routine this weekend. You don't need any equipment at all. And you'll be amazed at how quickly you start seeing a difference...   -> In just 7 days you'll be more flexible and your belly will be a little flatter. (Your digestion may become easier, too!) You will feel more energized and alert during the day, and sleep like a baby at night.
  • 185 challenge workout from J-Roc

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    On Monday, while I was in Toronto for some meetings, and a fancy dinner at the Ritz Carlton, I finished up my latest 4-week heavy lifting program. I hit the deadlift hard at my favorite Goodlife Gym down by the Air Canada Center. That means I'm now into a 7-day 'deload' week where I mess around with workouts.Today's workout was a challenge day combined with some chin-ups. My best friend Jay
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    Best Allergy Sites

  • Corn Syrup Substitutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • L'Chaim - To Life!

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Ebola. ISIS. Enterovirus. Scary stuff, and sure to get one considering one's own mortality. Not to mention the state of one's life insurance. Life Happens, "a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Americans take personal financial responsibility through the ownership of life insurance and related products," has a new video out covering the basics.If you already own this invaluable coverage, perhaps it's time to review it: is it enough? Are my premiums and beneficiaries up to date?If you don't own a policy, have you considered whether you need one? What do your loved ones think about…
  • Cavalcade of Risk #220: Call for submissions

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Louise Norris hosts next week's edition. Entries are due by Monday (the 27th).To submit your risk-related post, just click here to email it.You'll need to provide:■ Your post's url and title■ Your blog's url and name■ Your name and email■ A (brief) summary of the postPLEASE remember: ONLY posts that relate to risk (not personal finance tips and the like). And please only submit if you are willing to link back to the carnival if your submission is accepted. Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Apples To Oranges? Try Rotten Bananas

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    Fourth quarter GRANDMOTHERED small employer health insurance renewals have been rolling out. Many of them here in Ohio are in the 7%-15% range with few exceptions. These aren't easy for employers to swallow. Until I show them the ACA compliant alternatives. Benefits are Apples to OrangesStrict actuarial value guidelines are causing plans to be canceled. The plans replacing them must have a more cookie cutter benefit structure. There is little to no room for creativity or innovation from the insurance companies as they are bound by these new rules. The new benefits have different copays,…
  • Saving the MVNHS©

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    On Facebook, Doc Emer asks "What's wrong with the NHS?" and links to a story about the service's "own answer to whether it can survive as a unique system of healthcare."I suggested that the more important question is whether (and why) the MVNHS© should be saved.After almost 10 years of blogging on the Much Vaunted National Health Service©, it seems to me that the problems are endemic, and systemic. One of the biggest challenges is that, contra its supporters, the folks who run it have had no more success in reining in health care costs than any other system, the Liverpool Pathway…
  • Health Wonk Review: All the leaves are brown edition

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    Louise Norris hosts an outstanding edition of the Health Wonk Review. What's so outstanding about it, you ask? To begin with, it's a diverse group of posts, covering the ObamaTax to Ebola, virtual wards to healing prayer.Kudos, Louise!Original content copyright © InsureBlog
 
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    Health Business Blog

  • Telehealth at Mercy Health: Podcast interview with CFO/EVP Strategy Shannon Sock

    dewe67
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/shannon.mp3 Shannon Sock, Mercy Health CFO & EVP of Strategy Today’s Center for Connected Health Symposium #cHealth14 featured a high-powered panel discussion with top executives from Wellpoint, American Well, and the VA along with Shannon Sock, CFO and EVP of Strategy at Mercy Health. The topic: Large Scale Connected Health Interventions –Lessons Learned. After the panel, I sat down with Shannon to talk about Mercy’s 10-year journey in telehealth. The big, midwestern integrated delivery system has made telehealth a strategic…
  • Health Wonk Review is up at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

    dewe67
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    Check out the latest Health Wonk Review blog carnival at Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Try it, you’ll like it!
  • Innovation at Aetna: Podcast interview with Michael Palmer, Chief Innovation & Digital Officer

    dewe67
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/hbdew0020-david-e-williams-interviews-michael-palmer-from-aetna.mp3 Michael Palmer, Aetna’s Chief Innovation & Digital Officer Michael Palmer, Chief Innovation & Digital Officer at Aetna, will deliver a keynote address (Leading Innovation in a Connected World) tomorrow at the Partners Connected Health Symposium in Boston. I caught up with him today to get his perspectives on the following topics: What innovation means for Aetna and how that differs from what it means for small companies or other industries The extent to which…
  • Minimally invasive surgery: Discussion with Covidien’s Chief Medical Officer

    dewe67
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/covidmis-10_12_14-11-47-am.m4a Dr. Mike Tarnoff, Covidien’s Chief Medical Officer Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has been broadly available for well over a decade, yet penetration is widely variable. Open surgical approaches are still common for many surgeries including hysterectomy and colorectal. In this podcast interview, I asked Covidien’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mike Tarnoff to explain what’s going on with MIS adoption in the US and around the world, and what role doctors, patients, and industry should be playing.
  • Trashing Charlie Baker on outsourcing –uncalled for

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

  • Health Worker Nonchalance About Ebola?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Vince Kuraitis
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Last week Apple held a huge media event to announce forthcoming products, including the iPhone 6, 6+ and Apple Watch.  Many of us in the healthcare world had been sitting on the edge our seats, hopefully awaiting news detailing Apple’s broader strategy in entering healthcare.  We were disappointed — no mention of Apple HealthKit, no doctors on the main stage, only a few teasers about how the Watch might be used in fitness and health monitoring. Apple is a consumer technology company, and it’s natural to think that their efforts in healthcare will be aimed directly at…
  • Health Data Privacy Shouldn’t Mean “Stuff your health information in your mattress” [Quote]

    Vince Kuraitis
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Our focus has been to figure out how to accommodate the 5% of patients that get their peace of mind knowing that they have absolute control of every piece of their data. Our focus really should be on the 95% that get their peace of mind knowing that when they show up in the ER, all of their data will be there. Lawrence Garber MD, Internist/Medical Director for Informatics, Reliant Medical Group. Comment at ONC JASON Task Force, July 2014. Permalink: e-caremanagement.com/?p=3815   The post Health Data Privacy Shouldn’t Mean “Stuff your health information in your…
 
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    Colorado Health Insurance Insider

  • Health Wonk Review – the falling leaves edition

    Louise
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Welcome to the Falling Leaves edition of the Health Wonk Review!  Grab your pumpkin-flavored whatever and pull up a chair – we’ve got lots of good stuff from the health wonks this week.  The election is coming – don’t forget to vote! – and so is open enrollment, so there’s lots to talk about when […] The post Health Wonk Review – the falling leaves edition appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Health Wonk Review – The…
  • Colorado’s Senate Candidates Mark Udall and Cory Gardner on Contraceptives

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

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

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

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

  • Friday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:16 am
    Ebola vaccines will come too late. Grades for your doc. 15 years for Medicare fraud. Asimov on creativity. Is the scientific method dead? Plus be sure to check out this week’s health wonk review over at Colorado Health Insurance Insider.
  • Regulatory Tsunami?

    Jason Shafrin
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Medicare is working hard to make sure that doctors are efficiently providing high-quality care. Programs such as the Physician Quality Reporting System (PRQS) and the Value-Based Payment Modifier all are aimed to improve quality and lower cost. The downside of such programs, however, is that the impose reporting burdens on physicians. For instance, Medicare can adjust a physician’s base payment rate based on: Whether or not they are able to electronically prescribe medication whether or not they fulfill “meaningful use” criteria of electronic medical records the PQRS…
  • Wearables

    Jason Shafrin
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:25 pm
    PwC just released a report on wearable technology. Some findings from the health field include: More than 80% of consumers said an important benefit of wearable technology is its potential to make health care more convenient. Consumers have not yet embraced wearable health technology in large numbers, but they’re interested. More than 80 percent of consumers said an important benefit of wearable technology is its potential to make health care more convenient. Companies hoping to exploit this nascent interest will have to create affordable products offering greater value for both users and…
  • The cost of Informal Elder Care

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

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

  • Health Wonk Review - the falling leaves edition

    Julie Ferguson
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Louise Norris has posted the falling leaves edition of Health Wonk Review at Colorado Health Insurance Insider. It's a packed, pre-election edition covering a smorgasboard of topics, from open enrollment and the continuing saga of Obamacare to Ebola and prayer groups. Many thanks to Louise and Jay Norris for hosting. Don't know about where you are, but here in New...
  • Ebola, Workers Comp, worker safety & other insurance considerations: an A to Z industry round up

    Julie Ferguson
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    What's the verdict on Ebola and workers' comp? We've gathered a roundup of what industry leaders are saying on this topic, as well as broader insurance issues. While Ebola and workers comp claims might be a relatively negligible issue, the larger issue of protecting workers from infectious disease is always one worth considering. Plus, there are other ways that Ebola...
  • Cavalcade of Risk #219

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

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

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

  • InformaticsMD in Podcast by Neil Versel

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Neil Versel is a journalist specializing in health IT, mobile health, patient safety, quality of care and the business of healthcare.  He is a prolific writer of the web site Meaningful HIT News and others (http://www.informationweek.com/author-bio.asp?author_id=690).He interviewed me recently for a podcast on health IT safety.The podcast can be accessed here:  http://www.meaningfulhitnews.com/2014/10/20/podcast-scot-silverstein-talks-health-it-safety-risks/Readers of this blog will recognize many familiar themes. 1:10 How this interest came about3:05 His blogging3:45 His 11 points…
  • Judy Faulkner and EPIC, Show us your EHR screens

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

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

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

    9 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    As discussion, if not outright panic, about Ebola infections increases in the US, it is still hard to figure out what heath care professionals and the health care system need to do to protect patients and the public in a very changed world.One pressing question is how to identify people at risk of having the infection so as to best care for them, and to protect the public from further spread of the infection, without swamping the health care system, needlessly reducing civil liberties, or spreading further panic. To better answer question, better understanding why the first patient who was…
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    Health in 30

  • Speaking Event: PIAA International Conference, Amsterdam

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

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

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

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Marie Ennis-O’Connor (@JBBC) is a healthcare writer, public relations consultant, and digital media strategist. Marie recently compiled a list of 84 health care social media and digital influencers on Twitter. Twitter is a powerful social networking platform and it allows health professionals to deeply connect and engage with the community. Health care professionals can help educate consumers, raise awareness of health issues and collaborate. This phenomenal platform gives a voice to patients and consumers, and it helps start the conversation with…
  • What is a Medical Emergency?

    admin
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA About Emergencies: What is a medical emergency and when to call 9-1-1   Debate brews over whether emergency departments are busier since the Affordable Healthcare Act expanded insurance coverage the beginning of this year. While the debate continues, it is important for you to understand what a medical emergency is and when to call 9-1-1. The information in this post, What is a Medical Emergency? is from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) – Emergency Care For You – and it is published with permission granted by ACEP. What…
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    Free Healthcare Magazines and Downloads from alltop.tradepub.com

  • Wi-Fi Enabled Healthcare

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Different organizations and departments within the hospital often mandate the wireless medical devices to purchase. In order to avoid a chaotic situation, they must be required to utilize risk management techniques and to thoroughly test each and every device that is being proposed for deployment on the Wi-Fi network. If any of the devices cannot meet minimal security requirements, they need to be identified. The shared experience and lessons learned from the authors provide essential guidance for large and small healthcare organizations in the United States and globally.Request Free!
  • Dedicated SharePoint at Inova Health System

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    When Inova Health System, Northern Virginia's leading not-for-profit healthcare provider needed to enable project collaboration and regulatory compliance across a large, distributed workplace they turned to Apptix. Apptix responded by setting up SharePoint Foundation with Active Directory Synchronization service for an initial pilot group which was a huge success:An affordable alternative to an in-house solutionCommunication management for 100+ users in different locationsPlans to expand SharePoint usage to additional projectsSays the Director of IT Applications – “…It has enabled…
  • The FDA are Taking Cybersecurity in Medical Devices Seriously and So Should You

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

    13 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    The Healthcare IT Toolkit, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Healthcare IT related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Healthcare IT research:The New Prescription for PrivacyThe Adobe EchoSign Advantage for HealthcareHIPAA Compliance, PHI and BYODTop 5 Ways to Improve Protection from Advanced ThreatsRequest Free!
  • Best Practice Guide for Implementing GLN in Trace, Chargeback & Rebate Processes

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

  • What Causes Acne Scars

    Doctor
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Almost everyone gets acne scars. And everyone wants to treat acne scars. But the first step towards treating them is to understand what causes acne scars, which is exactly what Dr. Schultz shares in today's DermTV episode. YouTube Embed:  k8BOSOFsSqk
  • The Progressive Peel

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

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

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

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

  • Cultivating Healthy Habits: Helping Families Access Healthy Food Options

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Over the course of a typical K-12 education, more than 2,000 lunches will be packed or purchased for each child. Even with the best of intentions, packing a nutritious lunch can become a challenge for many parents who juggle their hectic schedules as well as their kids’ school and activities. In fact, a recent Department […]
  • Tips For Finding the Best Health Benefits

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Open enrollment season is almost here. While many Americans will switch their plans to save on costs, add services or change into a plan approved under the Affordable Care Act, some do nothing at all or procrastinate, not giving a thorough review to their options. When choosing your health benefits this year, follow these tips […]
  • Immunizations for 30-40 Year Olds

    Barbara Hales, M.D.
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    An immunization is the process of acquiring protection from disease. This is achieved by receiving vaccines, which provide immunity from disease. These are administered by injections, orally or by aerosol. The following immunizations should be done in the 30-40-year age range: Flu vaccination (influenza)- Annually Hemophilis Influenzae: One or 3 doses One if – sickle cell […]
  • Top 5 Health Concerns for 30-40 Year Olds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dr. Val Jones
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    As a physician who openly despises many aspects of current EMRs (see “How An EMR Gave My Patient Syphilis” or “The Medical Chart: Ground Zero For The Deterioration Of Patient Care” ) I recognize that they are here to stay. And so, since we’re all stuck with these digital middlemen, I have some suggestions (based on popular social media platform functionality) for making them better. 1. Likes. Healthcare providers should be able to “vote up” an excellent note in the medical record. Let’s face it, not all doctors are equally good at documentation.
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    Medgadget

  • Eric Betzig, 2014 Chemistry Nobel Laureate for High Res Microscopy, Improves Technique Again (VIDEOS)

    Editors
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    A single HeLa cell in metaphase, imaged by lattice light sheet microscope. Growing microtubule endpoints and tracks are color coded by growth phase lifetime. Credit: Betzig Lab, HHMI/Janelia Research Campus, Mimori-Kiyosue Lab, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology. Eric Betzig, who just won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, and colleagues at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, have developed a new 3D microscopy technique that can provide high resolution videos of living cells, embryos, and even large molecules without disturbing their natural…
  • Paralyzed Man Walks Following Cutting Edge Therapy (VIDEO)

    Iris Kulbatski
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    In 2010, a 40-year-old Polish man named Darek Fidyka sustained multiple stab wounds that rendered him paralyzed. Today, Mr. Fidyka is walking with the aid of a frame, following a cutting edge treatment performed by a UK research team and Polish neurosurgeons, led by Prof. Geoff Raisman and Dr Pawel Tabakow, respectively. The collaborative effort involved transplanting the man’s own nasal cavity cells (olfactory ensheathing cells or OECs) into his spinal cord, together with an autologous nerve graft. OECs act as a cellular scaffold for regenerating neurons in the olfactory system. The…
  • Bioinspired Blood and Bacteria Repellent Coating for Medical Devices (VIDEO)

    Joshua Chen
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    These glass slides were dipped in blood to demonstrate the effectiveness of the TLP coating. While blood sticks to the untreated slide on the left, the TLP-treated slide on the right emerges entirely clear. (Credit: Harvard’s Wyss Institute) As Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director of Harvard’s Wyss Institute stated, “Devising a way to prevent blood clotting without using anticoagulants is one of the holy grails in medicine.” Even devices that have been properly analyzed and engineered to serve their purpose can run into problems once implanted into the body.
  • MusicGlove Hand Rehabilitation System Now Available (VIDEO)

    Editors
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Flint Rehabilitation Devices (Irvine, CA) is bringing to market its MusicGlove rehabilitation device for people recovering from a stroke and other conditions that affect hand movement. The device has sensors built-in that detect the movement of the fingers. The user is given a video game to play that looks and works similar to GuitarHero, requiring the player to move fingers in tune with the music and on-screen buttons that light up. The system comes ready to play, either with the included tablet for the home version or a 21-inch monitor for the clinical version. The MusicGlove received FDA…
  • UberHEALTH Now Bringing Flu Shot Armed Nurses to Your Home

    Editors
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    Doctors’ house calls used to be a common occurrence, but over the decades this amiable arrangement fell apart and the sick are now expected to make it to the clinics. Certainly a lot of folks remember those days fondly and Uber, the company famous for flipping the taxi industry on its head, hopes to bring it back. The company is beginning to test a new service that will dispatch a nurse to your home to give you a flu shot. The UberHEALTH service works through the Uber app and ordering a nurse visit is pretty much just like hailing an Uber taxi. The company is initially testing the…
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  • Top medicine articles for October 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Hand-grip strength is an amazingly good predictor of future rates of mortality and morbidity, or sickness http://buff.ly/1BK759H -- Hand grip strength should be considered as a vital sign useful for screening middle-aged and older adults http://buff.ly/1DglFaI -- Measuring hand-grip strength is very simple and cheap. Every primary care doctor should have a dynamometer in their office. At every visit, the doctor could check grip strength for older patients. If someone was in the 45th percentile for their age and the…
  • Multi-dose flu shot has only 25 mcg of mercury - most commercial fish contain 23 mcg of mercury per 8 ounces of fish

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

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

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

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

  • Mayo Clinic Chiefs Name E-Patient Dave as 2015 Visiting Professor

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    Wonderful news! E-Patient Dave, the leader of the global e-patient movement who gave a talk last year at my Social Media in Medicine university course as well, was named Visiting Professor for Mayo... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Interview on BBC Radio 5

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Last night, I was interviewed live on BBC Radio 5 about currents trends that will shape the future of medicine. You can listen to the talk here (21, October, 9:45 PM GMT). Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Real Cyborgs

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    If you want to read only one article about the world of cyborgs, choose this one. Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Featured as a Leader by Cisco in Connected Health!

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    I’m honored to be featured as a leader in connected health & medicine by Cisco! In their October issue, they focus on the power of technology to transform care. Check it out! 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)
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:59 am
    Working as a speaker and consultant with medical technology, pharmaceutical and web companies; as well as universities and governments worldwide, my mission as The Medical Futurist is to make sure... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • The Latest Health Wonk Review

    Chris Fleming
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Louise Norris at Colorado Health Insurance Insider provides this week’s “falling leaves” edition of the Health Wonk Review. Jennifer’s insightful read includes a Health Affairs Blog post from J. Stephen Morrison on the U.S. Ebola response and the role of CDC head Thomas Friedan. The next Health Wonk Review will be hosted by Jennifer Salopek at Wing of Zock on November 6.
  • Study Draws Misleading Conclusions Regarding 340B Program

    Madeline Carpinelli Wallack
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    After reading Rena Conti and Peter Bach’s recent study on hospitals’ purported misuse of the 340B Drug Discount Program, published in the October issue of Health Affairs, I had two questions: first, how are the authors substantiating their conclusions? Second, what kind of sensational sound bites are going to come from this? These are the questions that responsible researchers must ask themselves so there is not a false representation of what they did, what they found, and how the actual findings compare to their research intentions. Researchers have to be equally precise in both their…
  • Narrative Matters: Sensitizing Doctors To Patients With Disabilities

    Chris Fleming
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    In the October Health Affairs Narrative Matters essay, a doctor who stutters confronts the stigma against patients—and providers—with disabilities. Leana Wen’s article is freely available to all readers, or you can listen to the podcast. Don’t forget to visit the free Narrative Matters essay archive, which offers written and oral versions of current and past essays. Narrative Matters is published with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
  • Tax-Exempt Status For Nonprofit Hospitals Under The ACA: Where Are The Final Treasury/IRS Rules?

    Sara Rosenbaum
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    Months have now stretched into years, and there still remains no sign of final Treasury/IRS regulations interpreting the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s provisions covering the expanded obligations of nonprofit hospitals that seek tax-exempt status under §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The ACA amendments do not depend on formal agency policy to take effect. Nonetheless, Congress directed the Treasury Secretary to issue regulations and guidance necessary to carry out the reforms (26 U.S.C. §501(r)(7)). To this end, two important sets of proposed rules were issued: the first in June,…
  • Health Affairs Web First: Noneconomic Damage Caps Reduced Medical Malpractice Payments, With Varied Effects

    Tracy Gnadinger
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    With the 2014 election weeks away, a provision of California’s Proposition 46, raising the cap on medical malpractice payments for noneconomic damages, has been in the news. This provision would increase the payment cap from $250,000 to $1.1 million. A new study, being released today by Health Affairs as a Web First, sheds light on the potential effect of this proposition. Study authors Seth A. Seabury, Eric Helland, and Anupam B. Jena looked at the impact of medical malpractice reforms on the average size of malpractice payments in several physician specialties and compared how the…
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    KevinMD.com

  • An interdisciplinary approach to hospital malnutrition

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kelly-a-tappenden" rel="tag">Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD</a>
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Hendersonville, North Carolina may not have a Mayo Clinic that is known for medical innovation, but it is making waves in solving a stubborn problem in health care: malnutrition. Pardee UNC Health Care is implementing a new nursing protocol that puts nutrition at the center of the care team and the locus for reducing readmissions, pressure ulcers and lengths of stay. Pardee’s efforts come as more and more studies document the seriousness of the malnutrition problem: One in three Americans is malnourished upon admission to the hospital. And that may be an underestimate. A new study in the…
  • 5 reasons why physician champions are needed

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/david-lee-scher" rel="tag">David Lee Scher, MD</a>
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It has been 5 years since the passage of the HITECH Act portion of the Affordable Care Act. The purpose of HITECH was “to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.” While the result of this legislation has been the significant increase in the adoption of EHRs, most of the potential benefits of digital technology have yet to be demonstrated. there are multiple reasons for this lack of proof. The portions of meaningful use directed at patient management (versus documentation) have not been fully implemented. In addition, according to an excellent…
  • The success of health programs depends on execution

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/akhilesh-pathipati" rel="tag">Akhilesh Pathipati</a>
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    A few years ago, I was doing a summer internship in which I looked at health outcomes for hospitalized patients. I sat in an office and read about patients with issues like high blood pressure and cholesterol. At a certain point, I realized that the reports on their outcomes were interesting, but the real solution to the problems I was studying was happening outside my window. My window overlooked a park, where kids would run around all day until they were exhausted. And it got me thinking that if all kids were as active as those ones, there would a lot fewer reports for me to read. Continue…
  • Helicopter emergency services: A disparity between aviation and medical proficiency

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/michael-k-abernethy" rel="tag">Michael K. Abernethy, MD</a>
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    As the helicopter emergency services (HEMS) industry enters its fifth decade, there is an 800-pound gorilla in the room and nobody is talking.  The average EMT, fireman and emergency physician too often make the flawed assumption that when it comes to HEMS, the industry is a uniform, high quality, strictly regulated entity.  They assume that all HEMS programs use state of the art aircraft flown by well trained, experienced pilots. They assume all medical crews are the best of the best in their vocations receiving recurrent specialty training in the ICUs, ORs and EDs of regional hospitals.
  • An Ebola parody that educates. Watch why it should go viral.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/admin" rel="tag">Admin</a>
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    ZDoggMD once again entertains and educates with his Ebola parody.  “Too soon?” some say.  Actually, as ZDogg says, not soon enough.  Watch why. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
 
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    James Clear

  • Sisu: How to Develop Mental Toughness in the Face of Adversity

    James Clear
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Without warning, Soviet Union planes came roaring over the city of Helsinki, Finland on November 30, 1939. Finland was about to receive a violent shove into World War II. The Soviets dropped more than 350 bombs during the raid. Innocent civilians died. Entire buildings were turned to dust. And it was just the beginning. Three hours before the air strike, more than 450,000 Soviet soldiers began marching across the Finnish border. The Soviet soldiers outnumbered the Finnish army almost 3-to-1. That wasn’t the worst of it. The Soviets also commanded more than 6,000 armored tanks and almost…
  • Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

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

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

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

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

  • Reviewing The Regulators

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

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

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

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

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

  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week TV is linked to cancer, supplements contain steroids, and soylent gets the cold shoulder. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. (Yes, I took…
  • Goals are for Losers: The Life-Changing Advice No One Tells You

    Darya Rose
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Bronski Beat When I was a dieter I always had a goal. Many goals. “I want to weigh 120 pounds.” “I want to be a size 2.” “I want to eat fewer than 50 grams of carbs every day.” I thought if I achieved these goals I would be happy. But the truth was that as long as I had these goals, I was frustrated. I consider myself lucky that as a female I never confused my weight loss struggles with my self-worth. That is, I knew I didn’t need to be skinny to be a good scientist or a worthy girlfriend. But it was incredibly irritating to me that I was…
  • The Easiest Way to Make Spectacular Gluten-Free Bread at Home

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

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

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

  • Rare Blood Type And Dementia Risk

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    24 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    If you have blood type AB, about 4% of the total population do, new research holds a warning for you – you may also have a higher risk of memory problems as you get older. A recent study published online in the journal Neurology found that over nearly three years, those with this blood type were almost two times as likely to show memory issues as those who had type O blood, which is the most common blood type. If you have AB blood, don’t panic, there may be other factors that play a bigger part in your risk for mental impairment than your blood type. Plus the association was…
  • They Have So Many Health Benefits!

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    23 Oct 2014 | 12:37 am
    They’re delicious… and nutritious… full of crunchy goodness; and where once they were considered too high calorie to be eaten regularly, people are taking a second look at nuts. This is likely the result of two new studies that have drawn attention to the benefits of nuts for control of blood sugar. Aside from this benefit, nuts have been associated with weight control and improving heart health. One study from 2013 found that eating nuts might even help you live longer. The good news is that nuts are not linked to weight gain according to a team from Purdue University,…
  • How Zinc Fights Infection

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    22 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    Many of you have probably tried a zinc cold lozenge in hopes of fighting off a cold, and now a new bit of research in the journal Cell Reports may explain how this essential, relatively simple mineral might work. The study, led by Daren Knoell who is a professor of pharmacy and internal medicine at Ohio Statue University uncovered just how zinc works to balance the immune systems response to infection, tapping the brakes (so to speak) to prevent out of control inflammation. On the cellular level zinc stops the activity of a protein that plays a key role in our natural immune response to…
  • Detect Signs Of Nutrient Deficiency

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

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

  • How do Sherpaa doctors practice medicine?

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

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

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    This is the only photo I can find of me during my pediatric residency. Seems we were so busy, we forgot to take photos.
  • My watch is the only watch I’m excited about today. Call...

    9 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    My watch is the only watch I’m excited about today. Call me a curmudgeon, but we look at too many screens and, already, get too many things vying for our attention. A wearable screen ready to distract us? Does that make us more present, or less? My iPhone has been my wearable since 2007. I wear it in my pocket. Do I really need another screen and another wearable?
  • Sherpaa moved offices to a new space in SoHo. We’ve got...

    8 Sep 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Sherpaa moved offices to a new space in SoHo. We’ve got about 25 people now. It feels good to grow.
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    ScienceRoll

  • Mayo Clinic Chiefs Name E-Patient Dave as 2015 Visiting Professor

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    Wonderful news! E-Patient Dave, the leader of the global e-patient movement who gave a talk last year at my Social Media in Medicine university course as well, was named Visiting Professor for Mayo Clinic. Patient engagement and empowerment is a natural extension of Dr. Will Mayo’s vision of a medicine as a cooperative science. We are therefore honored to announce Dave deBronkart (aka “e-Patient Dave”) as our 2015 Visiting Professor to help spread this powerful message. We look forward to his March, 2015 visit!
  • Interview on BBC Radio 5

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Last night, I was interviewed live on BBC Radio 5 about currents trends that will shape the future of medicine. You can listen to the talk here (21, October, 9:45 PM GMT).
  • The Real Cyborgs

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    If you want to read only one article about the world of cyborgs, choose this one.
  • Featured as a Leader by Cisco in Connected Health!

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    I’m honored to be featured as a leader in connected health & medicine by Cisco! In their October issue, they focus on the power of technology to transform care. Check it out!
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

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

  • Ham, Egg And Cheese Breakfast Cups

    Tory McBroom
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    When I was a little boy I remember my grandma waking up before everybody to cook us a huge breakfast. Eggs, bacon, monkey bread, orange juice – you name it and we had it. I love my grandma and admire the work she would put in, but I unfortunately don’t have that same determination… or time… I tend to gravitate towards quick and easy recipes with a minimal amount of ingredients. And these Ham, Egg And Cheese Breakfast Cups are exactly that! You can prepare in minutes, cook in the oven and you have a delicious, low calorie breakfast ready for everybody in no time. In…
  • Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strips

    Tory McBroom
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Chicken is one of the best foods you can put in your body!  It’s a great fat burning food, is low in calories and is high in protein which helps you feel fuller longer. It’s also boring. Which is why it’s nice to have many different chicken recipes on hand to fight food boredom. This Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strip recipe is very easy to prepare and tastes great. Plus, the parmesan crust makes a healthy base breading if you wanted to throw together spicy or bbq chicken strips. 5.0 from 2 reviews Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strips   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 45…
  • Calorie Restriction – Benefits Of Restricting Calories (And Dangers)

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

    Tory McBroom
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    I’ve been searching for some healthy recipes to replace some of the store bought, prepackaged granola bars, protein bars and other bars that we buy every week. Not only to save money, but to get away from a lot of the preservatives, gmo’s, and the huge list of unidentifiable ingredients found in store bought bars. So, after a little testing, I found a delicious oatmeal bar that’s high in protein and only has 4-5 ingredients! And unlike most sugar-laden granola bars, these only have 21 grams of carbs with 10 grams of filling protein – all packed into a 130 calorie bar!
  • Low Calorie Chocolate Muffins

    Tory McBroom
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    Since I’ve been on a muffin kick lately, I thought I’d share one of my favorite recipes that I make regularly. At only 63 calories per muffin with a whopping 10 grams of protein, these low calorie chocolate muffins will fill you up without all the calories. Plus, they are a healthy way to get your fix when those chocolate cravings hit.   Low Calorie Chocolate Muffins   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 35 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 8 muffins Ingredients 2 scoops Chocolate protein powder 1 packet Instant oatmeal 2 tablespoons Cocoa powder 1…
 
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    annesamoilov.com

  • Business Influencers – Build a business with integrity (FLS 024)

    Anne Samoilov
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
     Share on TumblrHow important is it to create an ideal customer or audience profile before you launch a blog or a new product? And how do you build a business with integrity – one that is useful, honest, and no nonsense? Today’s guest on the podcast has got some answers to that question. In part two of the business influencer series… I’m talking to an entrepreneur I’ve been watching for several years now. He’s built a successful business that has changed¦ Read More » The post Business Influencers – Build a business with integrity (FLS 024) appeared first on .
  • What to do the week after your launch (and the 1 thing I almost forgot!)

    Anne Samoilov
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
     Share on TumblrWhat’s on your to do list after you finish a launch? Do you have plans to go off the grid, lay flat on your couch for a week straight eating popcorn, watching TV…and just SLEEP? Well, yes, I do too, but I always make a plan for that week following the launch…so I don’t lose momentum or get lazy. Here are 5 things I think you should do in the week (or two) after a launch… the sooner¦ Read More » The post What to do the week after your launch (and the 1 thing I almost forgot!) appeared first on .
  • Who has been your biggest business influence and why? (part 1) (FLS 23)

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

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

  • Mikei Red Reishi Mushroom Essence

    AstroNutrition
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Have you heard of reishi mushrooms? Quite potent for such small things. These special fungi have amazing benefits for many areas of bodily health. read more
  • Doctor's Best Vitamin D3: Winter Is Coming

    AstroNutrition
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Vitamin D is a particular kind of essential nutrient. The majority of nutrients that our bodies require are absorbed through food, but vitamin D is special in that our bodies manufacture it with sunlight exposure. read more
  • Product Focus: NOW Eve - Women’s Multivitamin

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

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

    AstroNutrition
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    It goes without saying that a urinary tract infection is a discomforting experience. These troubling infections can develop in any part of your urinary system, in your kidneys, your bladder, your ureters, and your urethra. read more
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    totalhealth - Authoritative Medical Information from Senior Doctors

  • Cryoablation for Kidney Cancer

    Total Health
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    Ice and Cryoablation for Kidney Tumours The beauty of using ice to destroy tumours is that it shows clearly on the CTThe abbreviation for computed tomography, a scan that generates a series of cross-sectional x-ray images scanner. This means that the interventional oncologistA specialist in the treatment of cancer., when performing tumour ablation can clearly see the impact of the treatment - and guide / contain this tissueA group of cells with a similar structure and a specialised function. destruction only to the tumour. The good news for the patient is that surgical radical jnephrectomy is…
  • Rapid diagnosis of sepsis (blood poisoning)

    Total Health
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    Bugs can often get into the bloodA fluid that transports oxygen and other substances through the body, made up of blood cells suspended in a liquid. from either simple grazes or from brushing your teeth, but this does not normally cause sepsisInfection of a wound or body tissue with bacteria that leads to the formation of pus or to the multiplication of bacteria in the blood. . When bacteriaA group of organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye, which are usually made up of just a single cell. or virusesMicrobes that are only able to multiply within living cells. get into the blood most…
  • Are you ready for Mobile Health (mHealth)?

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

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

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

  • Northwestern IMC does Dreamforce

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

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

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

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

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

  • FDA Regulation of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Products

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

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

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

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

    Wendy Robbins
    13 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Aromatherapy for Men Aromatherapy is sometimes mistaken to be a women's only modality. The reality is that men are actively and prominently involved in all aspects of the field of aromatherapy. June is Men's Health Month, and tomorrow (Sunday) is...
 
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    GalTime

  • Halloween Candy: 8 Little Tips to Avoid Overindulging (Again)

    GalTime
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I’ve decided those all the fun-size bars my son collects at Halloween are going to go bad on Thanksgiving. Of course, the candy is created to survive the Armageddon. But he won’t know that, and I am pretty sure I can fool myself into believing it. A month is plenty of time to dole out the loot and anything that remains, even if it is stale-ish licorice or off-brand imitations of the good stuff, will just be a temptation I don’t need.   Setting your own expiration date on Halloween candy is a good strategy, says Mary Hartley, RD, so long as it makes you feel in…
  • 9 Secrets to Staying Safe When Living Alone

    Elli Bishop, safewise
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
      Living on your own for the first time is exciting. You can finally watch what you want on TV, decorate to reflect your personal style and come and go as you please. That said, there are a few potential downsides to solitary living, and personal security can be one of the most significant.  Whether you’re an established professional woman transitioning into a house, or a recent college grad moving into your first apartment, here are nine simple ways to take charge of your personal security and enjoy living solo for the first time. 1. Meet your neighbors. No one says you need to…
  • What to Do When Your Teen Thinks She’s Beyond the Rules

    Barbara Greenberg PhD
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It happens. Your teens may not only stop talking to you as much as they used to, but they may also decide to stop following the rules. Some of them think, ‘I’m older now, so I’ll follow my own set of rules and I’ll do as I see fit.’ Not so fast here. A teenager is not an adult and it is your job as a parent to set structure and rules and look out for your teen’s safety. As much as your teens would like to think that they are ready to set their own set of rules… they simply are not. They are inclined to take risks and often use bad judgment. So what…
  • How to Make That Sexy Summer Feeling Last Through Fall AND Winter

    Katie Parsons
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
     OK, sure…summer is the  sexy season. (Research actually backs that up.) Less clothing, more free time, more vacations. We refuse to believe, though, that you can’t turn up the heat once the temperatures drop! Sexual researcher Alex Allman, author of the e-book Revolutionary Sex, says we are simply more relaxed June through August and that positive attitude makes us more open to sex. “The biggest inhibitor that I see when it comes to happy sex lives is just the normal pressures and anxieties of life,” he says. “It doesn’t bode well for…
  • Roasted Acorn Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

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

  • The 24 Minute Calorie Burner Cardio Workout

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

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

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

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

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

  • Farm Fresh Zucchini Bread Recipe

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

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

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

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

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

  • Most U.S. adults fail to meet recommended daily levels of 10 key nutrients

    Science News Desk
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    A new study finds that most U.S. adults fail to meet recommended daily levels of 10 key nutrients, and those with disabilities have even worse nutrition than average. An estimated 10 to 25 percent of U.S. adults fit into one or more category of disability, from those who have difficulties with activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing and eating, to those who cannot use their legs or struggle to accomplish routine tasks, such as money management or household chores.read more
  • ELT-2 transcription factor helps recover from an acute bacterial infection

    Science News Desk
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    When pathogenic bacteria like Salmonella or Staphylococcus invade a host, the host organism should respond by going into a state of high alert, altering its metabolism to defend against the attack. But if the host doesn't reverse course once the battle is won, its efforts will be wasted on defense rather than on repairing the damage done by bacterial invaders. read more
  • New protein Ssu72 identified as part of a switch to awaken HIV-1

    Science News Desk
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Like a slumbering dragon, HIV can lay dormant in a person’s cells for years, evading medical treatments only to wake up and strike at a later time, quickly replicating itself and destroying the immune system. Scientists at the Salk Institute have uncovered a new protein that participates in active HIV replication, as detailed in the latest issue of Genes & Development. The new protein, called Ssu72, is part of a switch used to awaken HIV-1 (the most common type of HIV) from its slumber. read more
  • 23 million years old Ebola virus diverged from Marburg virus: Study

    Science News Desk
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    A new study is helping to rewrite Ebola’s family history. The research shows that filoviruses — a family to which Ebola and its similarly lethal relative, Marburg, belong — are at least 16-23 million years old. Filoviruses likely existed in the Miocene Epoch, and at that time, the evolutionary lines leading to Ebola and Marburg had already diverged, the study concludes.read more
  • ATF6 activation reduced the secretion and aggregation of unstable proteins causing systemic amyloid diseases

    Science News Desk
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    Studies have already described how to catch unstable proteins before they are released from the cell and form deposits. Accumulation of unstable proteins causes systemic amyloid diseases. The genetic expression is controlled by a transcription factor called ATF6. This factor may proved a drug targeted therapies. These unstable proteins can build up outside the cells as in blood causing damage to organs such as heart, kidney and gut and cause death. The new study focus on accessing ATF6 therapeutically.read more
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    IndiaVision News and Information » Health & Fitness

  • Aqua aerobics and water sports

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

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

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

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

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

  • “Matambre” Rolled Flank Steak

    Worker Bee
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    “Matambre” loosely translates to “kill hunger” and that’s exactly what this meal of meat and veggies rolled into one will do. Traditional fillings for this South American dish include garlic, spinach, bell pepper, carrots, olives, hardboiled eggs and fresh herbs. But you can, and should, stuff whatever you like inside the rolled and sliced steak. Matambre is usually cooked on a grill or simmered in wine and broth for more than an hour, but this recipe takes a shortcut by simply searing and then roasting the meat for 30 minutes in the oven. Using this method, the meat is…
  • Skeptical Journalist Turned Primal Advocate

    Guest
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! A few weeks ago, I had a doctor appointment with a new primary care physician. As the nurse took my blood pressure, he asked a series of questions, marking off my answers on his clipboard. Do you exercise regularly? Yes. Do you get adequate…
  • How to Accept Your Imperfections

    Mark Sisson
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Some weeks ago in a Dear Mark column, the issues of unwanted weight, arm fat and aesthetic frustration were front and center. While people’s central reasons for going Primal vary, I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t enjoy looking slimmer and fitter. While some of us are unapologetically in it for the vanity spoils (not that there’s anything wrong with that), others of us might focus on health but secretly delight at the bonuses we see reflected in the mirror each day. Barring unaddressed hormonal issues and perhaps certain medical conditions, living Primally will help you lose fat,…
  • Are Elite Athletes Inadvertently Training Like Grok?

    Mark Sisson
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Modern elite athletes have different goals than our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Their training loads are higher and their physical activity is contrived and somewhat artificial. But for the most part, elite athletes are working with the same metabolic and neuromuscular machinery as Grok. The activities and movement patterns that benefited and shaped the evolution and performance of our hunter-gatherer ancestors should thus prove useful for contemporary humans seeking optimal physical performance. According to a recent paper (PDF), many top athletes have settled upon the hunter-gatherer…
  • Are Video Games Good or Bad for Us?

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

    DrV
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Of course, according to The Mayo Clinic. They’ve been leading medicine for decades, so why wouldn’t they lead here? Today, The Mayo Clinic announced that e-Patient Dave deBronkart would serve as the 2015 Visiting Professor: Patient engagement and empowerment is a natural extension of Dr. Will Mayo’s vision of a medicine as a cooperative science. We are therefore honored to announce Dave deBronkart (aka “e-Patient Dave”) as our 2015 Visiting Professor to help spread this powerful message. We look forward to his March, 2015 visit! This represents a milestone for the medical profession…
  • The Public Physician is Public

    DrV
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    The Public Physician – Practical Wisdom for Life in a Connected, Always-On World, has landed. Here’s the problem I’m trying to fix:  While every doctor with a smartphone can publish their ideas to the world, we are completely unprepared to deal with what this all means.  When it comes to public dialog, most of us know what the tools are, few of know the boundaries.  Hopefully you’ll pick up a copy to help smooth the way. Here are a few ideas about how I’m approaching this project: Who’s The Public Physician for?  Doctors new to social media, blogging and public…
  • Doctors and the Private-Professional Divide

    DrV
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Video and communications expert Drew Keller spoke this afternoon at the 6th Annual Health Care Social Media Summitat the Mayo Clinic. He described the experience of working with doctors and suggested that they have two modes of communication: private and professional. In private, and with patients, they have natural, easy ways of using language, expression, and metaphor to explain conditions.  But in front of a camera or onstage they become quite public in their behavior. Given concerns with the permanence of media and the potential for peer and public judgment, they behave and communicate…
  • Repurposing Content | What’s Old is New Again

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

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

  • I Want to Lose Weight Now, Darn it!

    George Diamond
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond I Want to Lose Weight Now, Darn it! Weight Loss Success I Want to Lose Weight Now Do you ever feel that you really want to lose weight, but can’t? I am always talking to people that tell me how hard they work at losing weight but can’t. The problem is what they aren’t telling me. The things that they choose to forget about and the things they may not realize that they are doing. If we want to lose weight, we need to know the effects of everything we do on our body. We need to know how our…
  • Just say “NO!” : Learn This and Lose Weight

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

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

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

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

  • Weirdest Vacation Story Yet

    Cammy Chapel
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Finally, I’m home again. It feels good…but sad, too. I had such a fun weekend with my friends! Y’all know I can’t have a normal vacation. A car crashes into a restaurant in which I’m eating, cops bang on my hotel room door demanding to be admitted, a freak spring snowstorm occurs–my travels always seem to have something odd about them. This was no different. After meeting up with my friends on Wednesday and then spending Thursday finalizing details and setting up our meeting room, I was more than ready for a good night’s sleep. I only managed about…
  • Happy Traveler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Chia “Strong”

    e2dietitian
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    Should you add this nutty little seed to your diet? Depends...
  • On the Menu: Smart Health Apps

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

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

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

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

  • The 24 Minute Calorie Burner Cardio Workout

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kicking Goals, Making Goals, Planning Goals, What Good Are They Anyway!!!

    Carmelo Cincotta
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com ) To realize your vision in life you will have to set goals. Without goals, you will roam endlessly through life trying to achieve what you want. Goals are like stepping stones to move you closer to where you want to be. It’s like climbing a mountain; it always begins with the first step. When you want to realize a vision, you must first start with a small goal that is easily achievable. Then you eventually can achieve your big goals and then continue until you reach your destination. Goals must be written down. Writing down your goals intensifies your intent,…
  • What Makes Blueberries So Healthy?

    Miriam Levin
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Blueberries are perennial flowering plants of the Ericaceous family, known as Vaccinium Cyanococcus. The flower itself is typically bell-shaped and can be white, pale pink or red. The fruit is a deep, velvety purple with a fleshy characteristic. Blueberries are sweet and juicy and can be used in a wide variety of recipes from jams, sauces and smoothies to cakes, baked goods and other pastries. Aside from the tasty recipes that can come together using blueberries, they are medicinal in terms of having antibacterial and antiviral qualities. This succulent fruit packs…
  • 3 Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

    BeWellBuzz
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Pumpkin is one of the many fall favorites. They’re not only tasty but also very nutritious. If you want to know more about health benefits of pumpkin, check out “7 reasons why you should eat pumpkin and pumpkin seeds” Take advantage of this seasonal delight by enjoying these delicious and easy pumpkin recipes or simply enjoy sprouted pumpkin seeds as a snack. 1. Thai Pumpkin Curry with Citrus Notes (Vegan/Gluten-Free) This vegetarian curry offers an array of bright colors – orange, yellow, and red – infused with citrus accents. You’ll…
  • Truth About Gluten

    Dr. Anthony G. Beck
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Gluten is a huge topic today. So many books, cookbooks, and people are talking about it. Many are even turning to gluten free options. How much do you actually know about gluten. Is it really that bad for you? How does gluten affect our body? What are the symptoms of gluten sensitivity? I’m gonna answer all these questions and share the truth on this popular topic. Listen to the interview I did with Jefreaux Peairs below What is gluten? Gluten term is a large category proteins found in ALL grains. If it’s the seed of the grass it will contain a gluten.
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • All-Natural Solid Deodorant Recipe

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

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

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

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

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

  • Move past your past

    Larry Lewis
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Move past your past was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living One of the most important things you have to do to move your life forward, improving the way things are for you is to allow yourself to move past your past. Too many of you allow things from your history to hold you back. Whether you spend too much time reflecting on these past events or whether they are just eating away at you subconsciously you have to release the shackles they have placed on you, and live with your eyes to the future and no longer behind to your past. By leaving your past behind you give yourself the best…
  • 5 Useful Ways to Relieve PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

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

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

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

    Larry Lewis
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Take control over your thoughts was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Do you allow your thoughts to empower you or do they instead bring you to a place of anger, disappointment and many of those negative emotions that bring you down and take your stress levels through the roof. What about the way you look at things happening in your life. Do you see just the bad of what occurs? Life can at times seem to be so unfair, facing difficulties and struggles. So often you feel like you’re trying to walk up a steep slope with a rucksack on your back filled with bricks. Nothing seems to…
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    Elements4Health

  • New A1C Target Set for Children with Type 1 Diabetes

    Dana
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    According to a new position statement released at the Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions, the American Diabetes Association is lowering its target recommendation for blood glucose levels for children with type 1 diabetes to reflect the most current scientific evidence and to collate its guidelines with those of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD). The Association now recommends that children under the age of 19 diagnosed with type 1 diabetes strive to maintain an A1C level lower than 7.5 percent. Previously, blood glucose levels could be as high…
  • Children Living with HIV May Have Improved Treatment Options Thanks to New Licensing Agreement

    Dana
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) applauds the new licensing agreement between the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. to improve access to tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF), a promising new HIV medication. Early data suggests TAF could be a key ingredient in the next generation of first-line fixed-dose treatment options for children living with HIV. Every day, almost 700 babies are newly infected with HIV, almost all of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa. EGPAF and its affiliates have provided critical HIV care and treatment to more than 2 million…
  • Premature Infants Develop Better with Human Milk Fat

    Dana
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    For premature infants, adequate growth while in the neonatal intensive care unit is an indicator of better long-term health and developmental outcomes. Researchers at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have now successfully incorporated a cream supplement into premature infants’ diets that improved their growth outcomes in the NICU. Previous research has shown that an exclusive human milk diet protects the intestines of premature infants and supports their growth. This diet consists of mothers’…
  • Use of Dietary Supplements Among Adults More Common than Previously Thought

    Dana
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Dietary supplement use by U.S. adults is more prevalent than indicated by published data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES), according to a new article in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN). The review article is based on five consecutive years of online market research studies, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). According to Annette Dickinson, Ph.D., author and a consultant for CRN, “This evaluation adds to the literature about usage patterns of dietary supplement…
  • Phone Support Program Beneficial for Caregivers of Those with Dementia

    Dana
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Rhode Island Hospital researchers have found that a support program administered entirely by telephone can significantly reduce depression and other symptoms in informal caregivers, such as family or friends, of individuals with dementia. A telephone-based support program is also potentially less expensive than in-person treatment options, and often more convenient for caregivers. While previous studies have shown that caregivers benefit from programs such as in-person support/group therapy sessions, this is the first such study to present data supporting a program that is delivered only by…
 
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    BitterSweet

  • Food is the Best Remedy

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    I’ve made no secret of my distaste for “cleanses,” a concept that merely sounds like a thin guise for a more modern interpretation of the classic crash diet. The theory goes that this stringent regimen of fruit and vegetable juices will clean out the digestive system, remove unspecified toxins, and fill the participant with vital nutrients that are otherwise difficult to assimilate through whole foods. Though it may typically lead to weight loss in the short term, any victories over the scale are short lived, as it’s mostly water weight or the result of nothing more…
  • Pop It Like It’s Hot

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Freshly fallen leaves have settled in crispy piles everywhere the eye can see, while cooler breezes have swept away the summer heat so thoroughly and completely, it’s hard to believe we ever faced such oppressive temperatures. For most people, this shift tends to evoke thoughts of apples, pumpkins, and mulled wine, but for me, this time is inextricably linked with a craving for popcorn, of all things. Popcorn was never a part of any particular seasonal traditions in my childhood, nor was it reserved only for specific times of year, but something about the colder weather and advancing…
  • Bread Meets Spread

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

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

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

  • How To Find Nutrient-Dense Wild Edibles And Medicinal Plants In Your Own Backyard.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Ever wished you knew if you had plants in your backyard that you could actually eat – plants that might The post How To Find Nutrient-Dense Wild Edibles And Medicinal Plants In Your Own Backyard. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • #297: How Warrior Breathing Works, The Best Way To Use DHEA, Should Kids Drink MCT Oil & More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    Oct 22, 2014 Podcast: How Does Warrior Breathing Work, The Best Way To Use DHEA, Should Kids Drink MCT Oil, The post #297: How Warrior Breathing Works, The Best Way To Use DHEA, Should Kids Drink MCT Oil & More! appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • Did Lebron James’ Cell Phone Give Him Mouth Cancer?

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    A few weeks ago, I published the video “7 Ways To Reduce Electrical Pollution In Your Office“, and a couple The post Did Lebron James’ Cell Phone Give Him Mouth Cancer? appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • #296: Does Food Combining Really Work, How To Exercise With A Knee Injury, Why Do You Put MCT Oil In Bulletproof Coffee?

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Pictured above is Ben’s home office with SamsaraFitness treadmill (use 10% discount code BEN10) and RebelDesk (use $40 discount code The post #296: Does Food Combining Really Work, How To Exercise With A Knee Injury, Why Do You Put MCT Oil In Bulletproof Coffee? appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • Episode #296 – Full Transcript

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Podcast #296 from http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2014/10/296-does-food-combining-really-work-how-to-exercise-with-a-knee-injury-why-do-you-put-mct-oil-in-bulletproof-coffee/ [0:00:00]   Introduction:           In this episode of the Ben Greenfield fitness podcast: Does Food Combining Really The post Episode #296 – Full Transcript appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • Fall Workout Jams: 27 Songs for Cardio, Lifting, and More

    Josh Cox
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Add these 27 awesome workout jams to your fall workout playlist for optimum performance in the gym! The post Fall Workout Jams: 27 Songs for Cardio, Lifting, and More appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 22 Pumpkin Recipes That Pinterest Loves

    Carly Sippel
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Pinterest loves pumpkin recipes and so do we. Give one of these crowd pleasing, delicious recipes a try this weekend! The post 22 Pumpkin Recipes That Pinterest Loves appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • The Personal Trainer’s Guide to Toning Up

    Luke Andrus
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Discover how to tone and tighten up with our personal trainer's guide to getting fit! The post The Personal Trainer’s Guide to Toning Up appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 7 Fun Health Inspired Halloween Costumes

    Amanda Ingle
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    These health inspired halloween costumes are easy to put together and fun! Go old school with Hans and Frans or get your Game of Thrones on! The post 7 Fun Health Inspired Halloween Costumes appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 30-Minute Anytime, Anywhere Bodyweight Workout

    Josh Cox
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Trying to fit in a workout can be difficult some days. Today's workout is an excuse-busting, sweat-inducing anywhere workout. Try it now! The post 30-Minute Anytime, Anywhere Bodyweight Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
 
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • Dr. Bailey’s Best Sensitive Skin Care Tips

    Angela
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    For anyone with sensitive skin, Dr. Bailey has you covered. Not only does Dr. Bailey receive requests online asking about skin care regimens for sensitive skin, but she also see patients daily with the same issues. This is why Dr. Bailey has compiled her best sensitive skin care tips in the “Sensitive Skin Care Tips” section of the skin care advice navigation menu. What are the causes of sensitive skin? According to Dr. Bailey, it may be due to an allergy, environmental conditions, or irritation from harsh products. No matter the cause, sensitive skin indicates your skin barrier…
  • Men’s Fall and Winter Grooming Tips: Face and Scalp Dandruff

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

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

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

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

  • Study Shows Chiropractic Best Option for SI Joint Pain

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Your Sacroiliac Joints are a critical linkage system between your lower spine and pelvis. The sacrum (tailbone) connects on the right and left sides of the ilia (pelvic bones) to form your sacroiliac joints.One of the common causes of low back and pelvic pain occurs with injuries to the sacroiliac (SI) joint and ligaments. A quick search online shows differing viewpoints recommendations on addressing SI Joint Pain, with most recommendations involving injections. Scientists have questioned what the best treatment option is for patients with SI Joint Pain.  A recent study published…
  • Treatment for De Quervain Tenosynovitis in Augusta GA

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

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

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

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

  • BREAKING: Jury clears DePuy in 1st Pinnacle bellwether trial

    Tiger Buford
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    BREAKING: Jury clears DePuy in 1st Pinnacle bellwether trial (MassDevice) A federal jury in Texas reportedly clears Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Pinnacle hip implant in the 1st bellwether product liability trial over the metal-on-metal device. A federal jury in Dallas today reportedly cleared Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) DePuy Orthopaedics unit in the 1st product liability lawsuit over […]
  • Materialise acquires OrthoView’s surgical planning tools for $12.3M

    Tiger Buford
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Materialise Acquires OrthoView for Up to $12.3M (HealthPointCapital) website Materialize website OrthoView Materialise NV entered into an agreement to acquire the U.K.-based OrthoView Holdings Limited, a leading provider of 2-D digital pre-operative planning and templating solutions for orthopedic surgeons for an enterprise value of up to £7.6 million ($12.3 million), or 2.3x LTM revenues, or approximately […]
  • Six new stories regarding total ankle arthroplasty

    Tiger Buford
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    Six important stories to read regarding total ankle arthroplasty (Healio) Outcomes of total ankle replacement comparable between arthritis patients Among patients with post-traumatic osteoarthritis, early outcomes after total ankle replacement are comparable with outcomes for patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, according to study results. Read more. Arthrodesis may be better indicated after failed TAR than […]
  • Next-generation Orthopedic Sensors will embrace simplicity

    Tiger Buford
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    Next-Gen Orthopedic Sensors Will Embrace Simplicity (MDDI) To make it into the clinic, researchers say smart sensors for orthopedics will have to be surprisingly simple.   Attendees of the MD&M Chicago conference got an update on the state of smart sensors and implants for orthopedics. And while there still isn’t a technology ready for commercialization, researchers are moving […]
  • Stryker repatriates $2B to get ready for acquisitions in 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Do You Have These Signs of STD on Your Manhood?

    Vita Admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Beware not just erectile dysfunction or impotence, although it’s the most pervasive male sexual condition today. You should also be on the lookout for sexually transmitted diseases (STD), which are contagious conditions that are passed on via sexual contact with an infected person and can also be spread by contract with infected blood and bodily fluids. There are strategies you can do to eliminate or reduce your chances of contracting this disease, and this includes the classic technique of wearing a condom. There are times when there are no outwards symptoms of being infected by an STD.
  • Is Soda Sabotaging Your Erections?

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

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

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

    Vita Admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:41 pm
    We have discussed a number of different ways you can address libido and other male sexual problems. And we figure it’s in practically every man’s wish list to have strong erections and mind-blowing sexual intercourse every time. If this is true for you, know that a great sex life starts with your libido and sexual desire, and you should be aware of potential triggers for reducing or losing this desire. Low testosterone levels are often pinpointed for low libido. But it’s not just the only potential cause of dipping sex drive. Here are three major ones that you should worry about: Aging…
 
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • Research Digest – October 2014: The Search for Diagnostic Certainty

    Suzanne Vernon
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    On Sept. 22nd the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and their Evidence-Based Practice Centers published the draft systematic evidence review on the Diagnosis and Treatment of ME/CFS for comment. This report will be used for the Pathway to Prevention Workshop for ME/CFS to be held on December 9 & 10, 2014. (Read our full response to this draft report HERE.) One of the recommendations of the review is the need to test ME/CFS diagnostic criteria in other populations with diseases similar to ME/CFS where diagnostic uncertainty exists.  This is necessary because ME/CFS is…
  • Article in APA Monitor Reaches 130,000 Professionals in the Field of Psychology, Seeks to Dispel Myths about CFS

    Leigh Reynolds
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    The Monitor on Psychology is a well-respected publication of the American Psychological Association (APA) – the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. According to its website, “APA is the world’s largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as members.” http://www.apa.org/about/index.aspx In May of this year a freelance reporter, Kirsten Weir, contacted the Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) concerning an article she was writing about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome…
  • P2P Draft Evidence Review

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

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

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

  • Online Medical Second Opinion prevented an Arthroscopic Surgery!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Activist organizations and companies: renegades of the corporatocracy

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

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

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

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

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

    Kat Fulton
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    “The most passionate people take hits the hardest…” If you’re in the world of music, healthcare, healing, then most likely you are extremely “passionate” =) Barbara Corcoran talks about being passionate, caring, and taking hits in this video: I love a good drum. I can strike it and slap it and knock on it, and […]
  • How to facilitate a 125-kids Jewish drum circle for Shabbat!

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

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

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

    Julie Palmieri
    26 Feb 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Guest Post by Jordan Goodman, MS There’s an early scene in the movie “Her,” depicting a probable reality of the not-so-distant future. Theodore (played by Joaquin Phoenix) is riding the subway, communicating only with his empathic “smart” device. And so is everyone else. We have never had the ability to be so connected. We have […]
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  • Why You Should Stop Watching TV

    Roman Soluk
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:16 am
    A modern person can’t imagine their life without television. Even those who say they don’t watch TV, often sit in front of the screen of their computer, watching over the Internet TV programs, movies, TV shows, etc. At the same time, all these people are aware that such habit litters their brains and kills their time bringing no special benefit. Let’s see what are the main reasons to stop watching TV or at least doing it less often. Reasons to stop watching TV 1. TV spoils your relationship The things you see on TV are not real. Instead of devoting time to fictional…
  • Cleanse Your Body and Feel the Positive Effects

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

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

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

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

    Julie Corliss
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet this year, don’t wait much longer—influenza (flu) season is just around the corner. Yearly flu shots are recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older. If you need some added incentive, consider this: The influenza virus can cause not only the typical flu symptoms (like fever, muscle aches, and headache), but it can cause viral pneumonia in some people and nudge others to develop bacterial pneumonia. And despite many advances in understanding the causes and treatment of this serious lung infection, it’s still a major cause of…
  • Does the nose know your future health?

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

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

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

    Julie Corliss
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Of all the health issues that loom large with age, memory loss is among those that provoke the most worry. A big reason is the uncertainty: people often wonder if their occasional memory slips are just a normal part of growing old or a sign of impending Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. A new study, published in today’s issue of the journal Neurology, sheds some light—and perhaps offers a bit of reassurance—about the connection between self-reported memory loss and a diagnosis of dementia. The study included 531 people with an average age of 73 and no…
 
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  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 054

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

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

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

    Nudrat Rashid
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Welcome to the 53rd edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 10 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about the…
  • LITFL Review 152

    Anand Swaminathan
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chuck of FOAM. Welcome to the 152nd edition, brought to you by: Anand Swaminathan [AS] (EM Lyceum, iTeachEM) Brent Thoma [BT] (BoringEM and Academic Life in EM) Chris Connolly [CC] Chris Nickson [CN] ( iTeachEM, RAGE, INTENSIVE and SMACC) Joe-Anthony Rotella [JAR] Kane Guthrie [KG]…
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    DiscussHealth

  • Arthritis Centers And Clinics In The United States

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:44 am
    It can be life altering to have arthritis. It does not only prevent one from doing physical activities but could also lead to an unproductive life. Arthritis affects millions of people around the world. They can be mild or severe. Sometime, arthritis also lead to joint pain and inflammation that one may experience swelling which […]
  • Best Diabetes Treatment Centers In The US – List Of Diabetes Clinics

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
    Diabetes treatment may involve a lifetime modification of lifestyle from physical activities, stress reduction and diet. For people who are already diagnosed or newly diagnosed, it may help to know the best diabetes centers in the US to find support for health related concerns. Treatment Options For Diabetes Diabetes involve the modification of one’s lifestyle. […]
  • Joslin Diabetes Center Phone Number

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    The Joslin Diabetes Clinic is one of the primary health care providers for people afflicted with Diabetes. It has become a hub for treatment and research to combat diabetes of any type. If you suspect that you have diabetes, you may want to get in touch with the Joslin Diabetes Clinic. Joslin Diabetes Clinic Phone […]
  • Always Feel Hungry Even After Eating – Causes Of Hunger After Eating

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    There are times when one may feel hunger even after eating a meal. Most people who experience this symptom may have the condition called hyperacidity. In most cases, a person with excessive acid in the stomach may still feel hungry even after eating a full meal. Here, we will discuss how you can prevent hyperacidity. […]
  • Why Do I Have Falling Hair In The Shower

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

  • Introduction to Counseling: Voices from the Field

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

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

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

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

    Editor
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Studying at AIPC was definitely a choice in life that I will never forget or regret. The lecturers and teachers modelled exceptional care, excessive knowledge, as well as being so supportive in all areas of learning. It was excellent to see that they were not only there to teach, but they understood the significance of being patient with their students and helping them through the criteria of the work required. The studying options were so convenient and worked around the lifestyle I was in, where I was able to receive my Diploma of Counselling successfully. Within my experience, AIPC provide…
 
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  • Low Sodium Spices that are Great Choices for Kidney Disease

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

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

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

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

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

  • The big threats to humanity: it's time to start talking about solutions

    Alessandro R Demaio, Australian Medical Doctor; Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Health &amp; NCDs at Harvard University
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    When it comes to our biggest Global Health challenges, it’s easy to get bogged down in focusing only on the problems. How many millions die each year, or the economic cost of disease, the social toll of neglected health issues or the exponential increase in communities affected. Amira_a / Flickr Defining the problem is essential, but endless discussion focused solely on the challenges can be dangerous. ‘Doomsday talk’ leads us down a path of feeling overwhelmed, numbed and paralysed; a path where we avoid discussing the issue altogether; a path that leads to inaction and eventually (and…
  • We all have a role in protecting children: end the silence on abuse

    Lynne Keevers, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at University of Wollongong
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Child protection is everyone's responsibility www.shutterstock.comThe recent string of major child sexual assault scandals, in Australia and other countries, can create a feeling of disgust and an urge to look away from an ugly reality. Yet we must confront and take collective responsibility for child protection by acknowledging that it happens every day and that we have to talk about it. Societal silence on child sexual abuse protects perpetrators and enables abuse to continue. Child sexual assault is a lot more common than we may think. The Australian Institute of Family Studies…
  • How the US trade deal undermined Australia's PBS

    Thomas Faunce, ARC Future Fellow at Australian National University
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Central to the processes of the PBS is the idea that drugs with identical or similar clinical outcomes should have similar prices. Thinglass/ShutterstockTen years on from the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, Australia is entering another round of negotiations towards the new and controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. In this Free Trade Scorecard series, we review Australian trade policy over the years and where we stand today on the brink of a number of significant new trade deals. Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) is one of the few pieces of national public health policy…
  • Violence against women and sports: ethical responsibility or brand control?

    Suzanne Dyson, Associate professor, principal research fellow at La Trobe University
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:22 am
    Sporting codes need to maintain their stand opposing violence against women. Gui Seiz/Shutterstock, CC BY-SAMale sports stars perpetrating violence against women is a phenomenon that, sadly, seems to cross both international and sporting borders. In the most recent high-profile case, NFL player Ray Rice was filmed in the act. Other stories then emerged about his violent behaviour, as they so often do when a well-known personality is exposed. While the association between violence against women and elite athletes is not uncommon, it is not sports per se that are the problem. Research suggests…
  • Keeping people healthy is good for insurers' bottom line

    Stephen Leeder, Emeritus Professor, Menzies Centre for Health Policy at University of Sydney
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Several private health insurers are trailing schemes to prevent their members' health deteriorating. DIBP images, CC BYAustralia’s population is in the midst of considerable demographic change, with a proportional rise in older age groups. Medical successes can now save the lives of those who would have died from illnesses such as heart attacks and cancer. In doing so, the ranks of those with an ongoing and complex health problem have swollen. Meeting the needs of these people will require a change in the way we deliver health service. Australia’s current health services are provided…
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  • How to improve your Study environment and mood

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

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

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

    HealthyGirl
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    There are a number of available remedies for hemorrhoids such as a change in diet and increase in fluids, such as increased fiber intake and analgesics.Surgery is a last resort solution that is used for only the most severe cases. Keep reading to learn more about what causes hemorrhoids and how to deal with this problem. You can find relief from hemorrhoids. Try a warm sitz bath for 10 to 15 minutes, several times each day. Another way to combat the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids is apply a cold pack to the area. A great supplement to take if you have hemorrhoids can be purchased under…
  • What You Can Do To Get Beautiful Skin

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

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

    Carmelo Cincotta
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com ) To realize your vision in life you will have to set goals. Without goals, you will roam endlessly through life trying to achieve what you want. Goals are like stepping stones to move you closer to where you want to be. It’s like climbing a mountain; it always begins with the first step. When you want to realize a vision, you must first start with a small goal that is easily achievable. Then you eventually can achieve your big goals and then continue until you reach your destination. Goals must be written down. Writing down your goals intensifies your intent,…
  • What Makes Blueberries So Healthy?

    Miriam Levin
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Blueberries are perennial flowering plants of the Ericaceous family, known as Vaccinium Cyanococcus. The flower itself is typically bell-shaped and can be white, pale pink or red. The fruit is a deep, velvety purple with a fleshy characteristic. Blueberries are sweet and juicy and can be used in a wide variety of recipes from jams, sauces and smoothies to cakes, baked goods and other pastries. Aside from the tasty recipes that can come together using blueberries, they are medicinal in terms of having antibacterial and antiviral qualities. This succulent fruit packs…
  • 3 Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

    BeWellBuzz
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Pumpkin is one of the many fall favorites. They’re not only tasty but also very nutritious. If you want to know more about health benefits of pumpkin, check out “7 reasons why you should eat pumpkin and pumpkin seeds” Take advantage of this seasonal delight by enjoying these delicious and easy pumpkin recipes or simply enjoy sprouted pumpkin seeds as a snack. 1. Thai Pumpkin Curry with Citrus Notes (Vegan/Gluten-Free) This vegetarian curry offers an array of bright colors – orange, yellow, and red – infused with citrus accents. You’ll…
  • Truth About Gluten

    Dr. Anthony G. Beck
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Gluten is a huge topic today. So many books, cookbooks, and people are talking about it. Many are even turning to gluten free options. How much do you actually know about gluten. Is it really that bad for you? How does gluten affect our body? What are the symptoms of gluten sensitivity? I’m gonna answer all these questions and share the truth on this popular topic. Listen to the interview I did with Jefreaux Peairs below What is gluten? Gluten term is a large category proteins found in ALL grains. If it’s the seed of the grass it will contain a gluten.
 
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  • Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes

    Jim Long
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. Since you are still sleepy from a good night’s rest, it is only right that you should know some quick and easy recipes that you can come up with in a few minutes. If your kids love milk, then offer them something by combining milk [...]
  • Totally Random Travel Tips!

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

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

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

    Jim Long
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    One witty person had once declared that there are two kinds of travelers in the world – those who packed light and those who wished they had. If you plan to travel and it is your first time, check out the following list of packing tips and guidelines. This list of time-tested advice on packing [...]
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    LINKS 4 LIFE ALERTS!

  • Top Ebola News

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

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

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

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

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

  • Simple Ways to Lose Weight

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Let’s face it..after you hit a certain age, losing weight is not easy. When you were a teen or in your early 20′s and for some the 30′s it was, dare I say, easy to lose weight. You could literally have cheesecake and or ice cream and not gain an ounce! It may have been your age or merely the increase in your metabolism, but whatever the reason it is now much more difficult to lose weight. However, these ways are simple ways and if you truly stick to them, you will lose weight. Don’t punish yourself – It is difficult not to eat all the yummy delights you have…
  • Math: You Really Shouldn’t Be Helping with That

    Donna Vail
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Children are born with the innate nature to self-educate. It’s only when he is conditioned otherwise that makes it difficult or seemingly impossible. It’s absolutely imperative that you do not “teach” your children. By standing in front of your children, teaching and telling them how to work their math; you are depriving them of the opportunity to learn problem solving. Instead of helping them learn as you intend, they actually become dependent and immobilized, only able to work as told. Self-educating mathematics supports your children with the opportunity to problem solve and think…
  • How to Do a Candida Cleanse Without Going Crazy

    AnnaLaura Brown
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you suspect that you might have a candida problem? or Maybe you’ve been to a holistic doctor who has told you that you have a candida problem? So what do you do now? You know that you need to do a candida cleanse, but if you listen to everything that you are supposed to do to get rid of the candida, you could very easily go nuts trying.  That said, there are ways to do a candida cleanse without going crazy and still stay healthy. Here are some ways to make it happen. 1. Get the help of either a holistic doctor, a health coach or an accountability partner who is also doing a candida…
  • Join the Fight to Stop Teen Medicine Abuse

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

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

  • Time For A Canada Prescription Drug Plan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Food for thought

    Edel
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
  • In the USA

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

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

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

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

  • Move! Walk Yourself Happy

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

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

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

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

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

  • New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contacts

    Health Editor
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Oct. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — On Friday, the governors of New York and New Jersey announced strict new quarantine measures for anyone returning via Kennedy and Newark Liberty airports who may have had contacts with Ebola patients in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leona. The measures, which exceed current federal guidelines, mean that people who had such contacts would be tested and kept in quarantine for 21 days, the longest known length of incubation of the Ebola virus. The rules were announced Friday by New York governor Andrew Cuomo and…
  • Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

    Health Editor
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    SATURDAY, Oct. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Arriving home safe and sound is one of the best Halloween treats of all. To that end, be sure that costumes and goody bags have reflective strips that improve visibility to drivers, said Dr. Sampson Davis, an emergency medicine doctor at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus, N.J. Trick-or-treaters should also carry a flashlight, and costumes should be flame-resistant, Davis said. He offers these others tips: If you plan to use makeup, test it on a small area of skin first to ensure it doesn’t cause an allergic reaction. Wash…
  • You’re Eating Fish All Wrong

    Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Getty Images Eating fish has been tied with lower rates of heart disease, stroke, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease. But how it you eat may be the real key to reaping its benefits. Recent research from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine concluded that study volunteers who regularly ate fish had larger brain volumes in regions associated with memory and cognition, but only if the fish baked or broiled, not fried. Baking and broiling are also better for your waistline. For example, a dozen fried shrimp can pack 280 calories, versus a mere 85 calories for 12 shrimp that have been…
  • 5 Vests and Jackets That Chase Away Chills

    pward917
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Sure there’s a nip in the air, but you’ll forget all about that blustery breeze once you slip into one (or more) of these stay-warm pieces. Lightweight, weatherproof, and big on style, these toppers are ready to wrestle with the worst of elements—and win! So go on and bundle up in one of these before your next run, ride, or hike. Heat Seeker The thermal lining inside the Columbia Women’s Compactor Down Jacket ($200; amazon.com) reflects your body heat to help keep you toasty when the temperature drops. Photo: Columbia RELATED: 15 Running Tips You Need to Know Get Down On It Don’t be…
  • What Women in the Military Need to Know About Breast Cancer

    Jeannie Kim
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Getty Images Women in the military have a tremendous amount on their plate: Besides risking their lives in combat, they have to contend with post-traumatic stress disorder, exposure to hazardous chemicals, and even sexual assault and harassment by fellow soldiers or officers. But research shows they may have something even more disturbing to cope with: an increased risk of breast cancer. Military women do have a slightly higher breast cancer risk than other women in the same age group, according to a 2009 Walter Reed Army Medical Center study. Researchers found that white women in the armed…
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    Dr. David Geier - Sports Medicine Simplified

  • Social media Saturday: 3 reasons your online efforts aren’t working

    drdavidgeier
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    I am always interested when healthcare providers tell me that they "tried social media" and that "it doesn't work." When I ask these frustrated physicians to describe their efforts – website creation, Twitter, Facebook, etc. – their stories usually have three common themes.
  • Healthy athlete tip: Inspect and change running shoes regularly

    drdavidgeier
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Your running shoes are the only real equipment protecting you from the impact of your feet pounding the pavement. To avoid injury, be sure to replace them regularly.
  • Ask Dr. Geier: Nonoperative treatment of ACL tears

    drdavidgeier
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    When an athlete or active individual tears the ACL, the ligament does not heal on its own. It is possible, though, to avoid surgery after an ACL tear.
  • Sports medicine stats: Career benefits for girls who play sports

    drdavidgeier
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Studies show that, on average, former college athletes earn a wage premium over others. In fact, a survey of executive women found that 80% played sports growing up, and 69% said sports helped them develop leadership skills that contributed to their professional success.
  • 5 serious stress fractures of the foot and ankle

    drdavidgeier
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    I recently answered some common questions athletes and active people often have about stress fractures. I discussed risk factors, typical presentation and diagnosis of stress fractures. I also briefly mentioned that certain stress fractures are considered high risk. In this post, I share information on these high-risk stress fractures of the foot and ankle that often afflict runners and athletes in jumping sports.
 
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • Here's What You Need to Know About Mesothelioma

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

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

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

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

    MedFriendly
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:55 pm
    While urinating a worm is physically possible as described in a recent blog post, there is an early medical report from 1668 of a woman urinating something even more incredible…a bullet. The story goes like this.A large, pale, woman by the name of G. Eliot in Suffolk, England was tormented with intestinal problems for many years. She was persuaded by a neighbor who had similar problems to swallow two bullets.  It is not stated what the logic was behind how swallowing bullets would supposedly help. The woman claimed that she felt better initially after swallowing the bullets but that…
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    kimberlysnyder » Blog

  • New Beauty Detox Transformation Story: Meet Kaylee!

    Kimberly Snyder
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Kaylee is happy, glowing and beautiful! :) We’ve been refining our blog schedule over the recent weeks and months, and one of the things people love most are the inspirational stories we do every Friday! This week’s inspirational story of transformation comes from Kaylee, who used Beauty Detox to clear up her skin, tone her body and feel amazing. Let’s dive into her answers and experience! How long have you been following the Beauty Detox philosophy? Was it easy to incorporate it into your lifestyle? I discovered Kimberly and Beauty Detox about a year and a half ago. I…
  • Still Confused About What to Eat and When? This Is What You Need…

    Kimberly Snyder
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Beauty! It’s with great excitement that — THIS SATURDAY, October 25th — I’ll be revealing a brand new tool that will assist you in: Eating more Beauty Detox meals each week Planning out your daily meals with success Having more delicious food options, every single day! And simply having a better idea of what the heck to eat, and when If you regularly read my blog here, the The Beauty Detox Solution or The Beauty Detox Foods — then you probably have a good understanding of the Beauty Detox principles pretty well. You probably know my stance on dairy…
  • Is All Sugar “Bad”? My Answers to Your Sugar Questions

    Kimberly Snyder
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    Hello Beauty, Hope you are having an amazing week! As you know, we’ve been doing a question and answer blog every Wednesday. The purpose is to take pressing questions from the community — and then provide responses that give you much more clarity on a key topic of importance to many in the community. This week’s topic is sugar. Let’s jump right into the questions! Question from Melanie: Is fruit sugar as bad as white sugar? Isn’t it all the same in your body? No, not at all! White sugar is refined, bleached and put into a form that’s nearly unrecognizable…
  • 5 Mood-Boosting Secrets to Lift You Up During “Dark Days”

    Kimberly Snyder
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    Hello Dear One, Today’s post is all about something we all feel and deal with every single day… I’m talking about your mood. Having just left some very grey, chilly weather in New York (ugh! To be honest, the weather in New York is not something that I miss at all), I can definitely say I feel the shift in seasons. For much of the country and depending where you live in the world, cold weather and dark, dreary days have started to set in. And for many of us, they’re not going anywhere for a while. If you’ve ever felt down or slightly depressed, especially during…
  • Tips for Beating Cold and Flu Season

    Kimberly Snyder
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Hello Beauty! I wanted to address a question I get asked a LOT — especially this time of the year. And that question is… “How Do I Avoid Catching a Cold or the Flu?” According to doctors, we have officially begun flu season. Ans while many people use the terms almost interchangeably, it’s important to understand the difference. A cold can be caused by several hundred different viruses, and generally come with much milder symptoms that often last for days or a week. It can begin with with a sore throat or runny nose, lead to more congestion, and culminate in a…
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    Well Being Tips

  • The Vertical Jump Training

    Wellbeing
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The Vertical Jump Training Physical strength and endurance are key assets in any number of sports and being able to perform vertical leaps to the best of your ability, will definitely give you an edge. From towering over an opponent for a slam dunk in basketball to a prodigious leap to return what your rival thought was a winning […]
  • Why Gardening Is Good For Your Health and Well Being

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

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

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

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

  • Ginseng – the Fountain of Youth?

    Joe Barton
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    For over 5,000 years the Chinese have esteemed ginseng for its ability to increase one’s energy, cognitive ability, mood, and sexual drive. One elderly Chinese man urged, “Don’t waste... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Rejuvenate with Aromatherapy

    Danica Collins
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Draw out extracts of essential oils from the roots, leaves, seeds, and blossoms of plants, and what do you have? The magic of aromatherapy come to life! Aromatherapy is a [...] Further Related... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Low Vitamin D Levels Are Linked to Parkinson’s

    Danica Collins
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    This is a FACT. Recent research flips the script. Having low vitamin D levels isn’t a symptom of Parkinson’s disease (as previously espoused) but a cause! Parkinson’s disease, a... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Nano Silver: Protection from Ebola

    Danica Collins
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Did You Know… that a study funded by the Department of Defense in 2009 showed that Nano Silver inhibits the Ebola virus… and yet the findings of this life-saving study have not been... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Lack of Access to Quality Care Increases Cancer Risk

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

  • Blogger Style

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

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

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

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

    Kristina
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Our obsession with acclaimed blogger Alyssa from the Ordinary Peoples Blog continues, as we pull out and oldie-but-goodie from her collection of Dimmi styles. The ‘Jogger’ gets a dark (but still happy) tough-girl vibe by pairing it with all-black and a geometric constructed bralette. “…I can’t quite remember why I stopped wearing comfortable shoes. For […] The post Smile appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • TWiV 307: Ebola aetiology

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

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

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

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

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

  • 12 Tips to Detoxify Your Life on a Budget

    Health on a Budget
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    by Kate Wilson It’s one thing to detoxify your body — it’s another thing to detoxify your life. But detoxifying doesn’t have to be as complicated or expensive as it often seems. Make these simple changes to your daily life and kick toxins to the curb. Use Natural Cleaners Many popular cleaners contain harmful chemicals that can do more damage than good. There are some products on the market that are chemical-free, however you can make your own natural cleaners with items that can be found in your own cupboard. For example, lemon’s acidity can cut though most household bacteria and…
  • Amazing Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

    Jane Chitty
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    When I write a guest post for Health on a Budget, I choose a subject that is really going to help those looking for inexpensive ways to improve their health, naturally.  And the use of apple cider vinegar is just such a way. In fact, there are dozens of uses so I will cover as many as possible here… But first just a few words about apple cider vinegar itself When buying apple cider vinegar, check to make sure it says “Raw” and “Unfiltered”. “Organic” is another healthy label. Used for hundreds of years for its medicinal properties, the raw organic version of apple cider…
  • Do You Need Dietary Supplements? Yes and No.

    jaimeheidel
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Do you need dietary supplements? There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about the use of nutritional supplements and whether or not they’re beneficial.   As vitamin and mineral supplements continue to gain popularity, some conventional health proponents have written articles claiming that not only are they useless, they could actually be harmful to your health.   No wonder you’re confused.   The truth is, by and large, dietary supplements are not a danger to your health. The only way they can be is if you are allergic to them, overdoing on them or…
  • Top Excuses for Not Joining a MMA Gym

    Health on a Budget
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    by Danielle Steffenhagen More often than not, introducing the idea of joining a mixed martial arts gym to someone automatically instills terror. Even just in the act of inviting someone to a mixed martial arts class results in some sort of excuse. Making excuses, otherwise known rationalization, is a defense mechanism that justifies and explains controversial behaviors and feelings. Let’s look at some of the most common “rationalizations” people have for not joining an MMA gym and why they are unacceptable: 1) I don’t like to fight Certainly, some people go to an MMA gym to train and…
  • Why You Should Never Be Without Lemons In Your Home

    Jane Chitty
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    What could be easier for the health-on-a-budget conscious than to use lemons with all their different and natural uses. Of course they are friendly to the environment too. For Your Health Always start your day with lemon. A glass of hot water with a slice of lemon will  re-hydrate your body after a long night’s sleep while supporting the kidneys and the digestive system. At the same time, the bitter taste of lemon helps the pumping motion in the bowels to spring into action for improved and regular bowel movements. At the end of the day, a glass of warm water with lemon before bed helps…
 
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    DentalPlans.com Blog

  • What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
      Cancer is always a difficult topic to read about. But it’s important to know the symptoms and monitor your health so that you can catch any potential problems early.   Since we focus on dental and oral care issues here, we’ll be looking at oral cancer. Please remember that the symptoms listed below can be caused by conditions other than cancer. Talk to a health care professional if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, do not attempt to diagnose yourself.
  • Tasty Treats For Your Teeth - A Brief History Of Toothpaste

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

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

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

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

  • How Is Tomato Allergy Caused? Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

    PUP
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Allergic reaction to certain foods has become common nowadays. There are many foods which are known to produce allergy, but have you ever imagined a person can be allergic to tomatoes? Yes there are certain individuals who may have tomato …
  • How To Prevent Traction Alopecia? Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

    PUP
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    Alopecia is a medical term commonly used for hair loss and baldness. Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss which occurs when there is constant pulling and tension applied to hair for a prolonged period of time. Usually it …
  • What Is A Shiatsu Foot Massage? Its Benefits and Techniques

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

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

    PUP
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    Blepheritis is a disease of eye involving the margin of eyelids and the hair follicle of eyelashes. This condition is characterized by irritation, redness, itching and swelling of eyelids. Blepheritis can be acute or chronic and usually affects adults; however …
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    Three Minute Egg

  • Thrive Pink Eggs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

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

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

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

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

  • 1237 Reasons To Go Gaga Over Walnuts

    Swarnam John
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:21 am
    Africa, freedigitalphotos.netI spent my childhood in a lovely town full of greenery and groves of beautiful flowering trees. Small squirrels would bring nuts from nearby trees and drop it in our front yard. We kids used to collect the nuts and break it with big stones. Whether we break the nuts or not we hurt our fingers. Those good old days!Goodness of walnutsWalnuts are one of God’s marvelous creations. It is rich in omega 3 fats, manganese, molybdenum and biotin. It is rich in antioxidants. The antioxidants protect the walnuts from becoming rancid. The walnut is nutrient dense with…
  • Are You So Dumb To Skip Your Morning Breakfast

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

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

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

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

  • How to Have an Awesome Old School Halloween

    Lauren Cosgrove
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    We all remember the simple joys that came with strolling around door to door in costume, expecting massive amounts of candy and fun. So, let’s abandon Pinterest for a minute and get back to the basics of a good ole’ fashioned spooky halloween. It’s time for a little Halloween throwback! 1. Make your own costumes! […]
  • What Is It Like to Get a Facial?

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

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

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

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

  • 思考

    文摘编辑部
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    怎样适应移动互联网带来的阅读习惯的改变? 如何在巨量的网络信息中保持独特的价值,又不失个性?
  • 浙江省公安机关重点人员动态管控工作规范 (试行)

    文摘编辑部
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
    编者按:各级公安机关要结合实际,对本地旅馆、暂住、网吧、机动车等基础信息采集录入情况,网上缉控系统在线值守、警情签收下达、处置措施、结果反馈情况进行检查通报,并建立相应的考核机制。对基础信息采集录入及时,签收、管控、反馈等工作表现突出的单位予以通报表扬;对基础信息采集录入不及时、不准确,签…
  • 斯伟江:“十条须知”——当网民遇见警察

    文摘编辑部
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    【编注】本文是根据斯伟江律师长微博编辑而成,部分字词可能出错,见谅。另有几处句子稍有改动,但文意不变。…
  • 创业邦杂志:互联网上,内容多长最合适?

    文摘编辑部
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    互联网上诞生了丰富的文字形式,如电子邮件、博客、微博、演示等等,我们往往关注于其中的内容,但是却很少考虑过一个问题——这些东西的篇幅究竟多长才是最合适的呢? KEVAN LEE 认真研究了这个问题。 他通过收集各方的资料,得出的研究结果如下: 1、推特的理想长度是100字符 Buddy Media和Track Social的研究均得出类似的结果。 推特长度在71-100字之间的转发量最高 2、Facebook帖子的理想长度不超过40字符 Jeff Bullas…
  • 赵子龙:怎样看懂艾胖子

    文摘编辑部
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    赵子龙,艺术评论人、策展人;毕业于清华大学美术学院艺术史论系。曾多次参与、策划大型艺术展览,曾担任《艺术时代》副主编,为《证券日报》、《投资者报》、《上海证券报》等撰写艺术市场评论。现致力于艺术品电商的探索和实践。…
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    BlissPlan.com

  • Gorgeous Andrew Wyeth Print Framing Job!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Arthritis Centers And Clinics In The United States

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:44 am
    It can be life altering to have arthritis. It does not only prevent one from doing physical activities but could also lead to an unproductive life. Arthritis affects millions of people around the world. They can be mild or severe. Sometime, arthritis also lead to joint pain and inflammation that one may experience swelling which […]
  • Best Diabetes Treatment Centers In The US – List Of Diabetes Clinics

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
    Diabetes treatment may involve a lifetime modification of lifestyle from physical activities, stress reduction and diet. For people who are already diagnosed or newly diagnosed, it may help to know the best diabetes centers in the US to find support for health related concerns. Treatment Options For Diabetes Diabetes involve the modification of one’s lifestyle. […]
  • Joslin Diabetes Center Phone Number

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    The Joslin Diabetes Clinic is one of the primary health care providers for people afflicted with Diabetes. It has become a hub for treatment and research to combat diabetes of any type. If you suspect that you have diabetes, you may want to get in touch with the Joslin Diabetes Clinic. Joslin Diabetes Clinic Phone […]
  • Always Feel Hungry Even After Eating – Causes Of Hunger After Eating

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    There are times when one may feel hunger even after eating a meal. Most people who experience this symptom may have the condition called hyperacidity. In most cases, a person with excessive acid in the stomach may still feel hungry even after eating a full meal. Here, we will discuss how you can prevent hyperacidity. […]
  • Why Do I Have Falling Hair In The Shower

    HealthyDis
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Many women and men are concerned about lumps of falling hair in the shower. Usually, this happens after washing the hair with shampoo or conditioner. Hair fall when washing is a common condition for people who have weak hair strands and scalp. However, there are ways to prevent hair fall during shower time. What Causes […]
 
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    Lam, Sam (lamfacialplastics.com)

  • Facelift Dallas

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

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

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

    jenn
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Nose Surgery Dallas is a procedure to improve the cosmetic or functional aspects of the nose. Nose Surgery Dallas, also called Rhinoplasty, can improve the aesthetic appearance of nose in patients who feel their nose is disproportionate to the rest of their facial features, has indentations, bumps, is crooked, or has asymmetrical nostrils. Functional nose surgery can improve obstructions in the airway such as a deviated septum. Nose reconstruction may be done to repair tissue loss from cancer. Dr. Lam is uniquely qualified in nose surgery, having written two textbooks and numerous scientific…
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:12 am
    Dr. Lam, author of “Cosmetic Surgery of the Asian Face“, has trained extensively in Asian Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) and offers his patients a wide rage of options for achieving their aesthetic goals. Each patient comes in with their only set of goals and concerns out of which Dr. Lam creates the idea procedure plan to create the best results possible. One of the staples of an Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas is the creation of the “double eyelid.” The Asian upper-eyelid surgery was the most popular request two decades ago, but today some feel that a high lid crease and…
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    BerryRipe

  • Bringing Natural Light Into Your Kitchen

    BerryRipe
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    You know how a quick blast of sunshine boosts your mood? No kidding! The positive effects of natural light in the home are well documented and as we move towards the darker months, it’s time to make changes to kitchens that give dungeons a good run for their money. Your happiness and well-being are directly influenced by the production of the hormone serotonin, which is triggered when we are exposed to natural light sources. In the colder months we head to the kitchen for comfort foods, warming dishes and recipes that lift our spirits – if we add that extra super-ingredient of more…
  • Neck Pain Exercises That Will Do the Trick

    BerryRipe
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    Neck pain can be particularly unpleasant as it makes performing basic tasks very difficult, such as turning your head, sitting at a desk and even sleeping. In addition, neck pain can worsen or even cause headache pain. A good, natural way to control neck pain is through exercise. The following are several exercises that are good for controlling neck pain. Neck Pain Basic Stretch In the most basic form, a neck stretch will test your various range of motions. Ideally you will stretch each range for 10 seconds each. Be sure to also focus on the range that is most painful or uncomfortable. The…
  • Top 50 Vegan Blogs of 2014

    BerryRipe
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    For the second year in a row, BerryRipe.com is publishing it’s list of Top 50 Vegan Blogs. Berryripe.com isn’t the only place to find top notch vegan recipes and health, lifestyle, and fitness articles and we know that. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite vegan blogs for 2014. This group of selected websites are destinations that every vegan would be proud to stop by everyday to catch up on the hottest vegan recipes, latest vegan fashion, and even the most innovative vegan DIY projects. The Top 50 Vegan Blogs of 2014 are not in any particular order. Use…
  • 7 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

    BerryRipe
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    When the leaves begin to turn vibrant colors and the air becomes crisp and cool it can only mean one thing- cold and flu season has arrived. Because children collect germs like limited edition figurines, parents are especially susceptible to a number of nasty viruses and cold bugs that can sap their strength and make work and home commitments a real chore. Even if you don’t have children, spending more time indoors during the winter and fall months will expose you to more germs that can leave you stuffed up and miserable. If you’re like most people today, your busy…
  • Taking Supplements The Right Way

    BerryRipe
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Most people who take supplements need to use a product like TransferFactor-4-Life.com to make sure that they are getting the most out of their regimen. The supplement regimen that most people use when they are trying to get healthy or in shape is something that will help them with their diet and other things. There are people that are missing items from their diet, but there are other people that need supplements because they are burning off so many nutrients during the day. Supplements: The Workouts The workouts that people go through every day will make a great deal of their nutrients and…
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    Gluten Free Paleo Health Advice |Beverly Meyer | Podcast & Resources

  • Mark Rogers Simply Human Lifestyle

    Beverly Meyer
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Want to simply be human?  Mark Rogers Simply Human Lifestyle website and podcasts coach us in the Four Pillars of the Simply Human Lifestyle. This podcast is a good primer for newcomers wanting to learn how to Eat, Sleep, Move, and Enjoy Life like real humans, not the over-stressed selves we want to leave behind.It’s a good interview for folks with kids too…. see my notes on children below.  The link to play the show is at the bottom of this article, and on my Primal Diet – Modern Health iTunes page.A former football player and endurance athlete, Mark…
  • Whipped Honey Cinnamon Butter CocoGhee

    Beverly Meyer
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    This yummy recipe is from Jessica Espinoza and Delicious Obsessions.   Whipped Honey Cinnamon Butter (using Coconut and Ghee)  is one of her favorites from hundreds on her site. Jessica shared this in our podcast interview about her passion for cooking, her struggles with weight and Hashimoto’s, and the evolution of her great blog. Like me, Jessica can tolerate ghee but no other dairy. Whipping ghee and coconut oil together makes a great spread, but you can use butter instead if you wish.The combo of creamy, salty, sweet and cinnamon-y goes well on any…
  • Melissa Curtis Interviews Beverly: Candida and Hormones Preventing Weight Loss

    Beverly Meyer
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    How do Candida and excess hormones prevent weight loss?  I’m here on MelissaCurtis’s show about weight and health for women over 40.  She writes and podcasts at her Fat To Fit: My Quest website.I shared with Melissa my belief that losing weight is never the body’s priority.  It may be your personal priority, but the body has its own agenda!  Fighting infection, keeping the heart and lungs going and managing blood pressure and circulation are always going to trump “weight loss” from the body’s point of view.So how do we lose…
  • 6 Reasons to Avoid Coconut Oil, Milk or Flour

    Beverly Meyer
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Should coconuts be off the menu?  Are there valid reasons to avoid coconut oil, meat, milk or water?   My clients occasionally do see problems with coconuts (and I do too).  Sometimes it’s the oil and sometimes issues occur with the meat or milk.  Coconuts can offer wonderful health benefits, both internally and externally, but like all things, they may not be right for YOU.  Check out these questions and try going coconut-free for a few weeks before consuming again.  Watch for effects in any area.  Self-experimentation is one of the…
  • Delicious Obsessions With Jessica Espinoza

    Beverly Meyer
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Delicious Obsessions is one of my favorite blogs! Anything you want to know about gluten free Real Food and Healthy Living can be found here, including recipes, DIY advice and hundreds of articles and guest posts from Jessica and many health and food experts.Jessica’s passion is developing recipes for foods and self-care products. They’re gluten free, Paleo friendly, easy and creative.  Jessica’s a big fan of coconut oil, and in our interview (see link below) she shared one of her favorite recipes – for Whipped Honey Cinnamon CocoGhee.  Use it as a spread on…
 
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    HellaWella

  • Eat healthily while battling chronic disease

    Vivian Lee
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Eat healthily while battling chronic disease10/24/2014By Laura Van WertDiabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, osteoporosis, dental issues and cancer can be brought on or worsened by poor diet, nutrition and...
  • Pan-seared salmon with candied orange peel & cranberry-walnut stuffing

    Melissa Valliant
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Pan-seared salmon with candied orange peel & cranberry-walnut stuffing10/24/2014By Blue ApronA side dish for seared salmon, this savory stuffing is dotted with cranberries and crunchy walnuts. The burst of bright citrus flavor comes from...
  • Quiz: Do you know what these basic beauty tools are used for?

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Quiz: Do you know what these basic beauty tools are used for?10/24/2014By PlayBuzzBrushes and tweezers and clippers, oh my! Take this quiz and test your knowledge on beauty tools.
  • Enzyme supplements: do you really need them?

    Vivian Lee
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Enzyme supplements: do you really need them?10/23/2014By Rik LeeOne of the trending ideas in the popular health media recently has been that of enzymes. Many sources offer suggestions on the benefits of eating raw...
  • Fit to be tied: a guide to getting fitted for running shoes

    Vivian Lee
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Fit to be tied: a guide to getting fitted for running shoes10/23/2014By Jessica Mendez“Wow, that’s impressive!” This is how the salesperson at Delaware Running Company reacts when he sees the wear pattern on my ancient Mizuno Wave...
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    HealClick Blog | Putting Experiences of Patients First

  • HealClick Hiatus

    healclick@gmail.com
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:09 pm
    The main site is currently on hiatus as we work out some kinks. We aren’t sure about the timeframe but are hopeful that things will be sorted out quickly. The post HealClick Hiatus appeared first on HealClick Blog.
  • Tips and Tricks For Eating Organic and Non-GMO

    healclick@gmail.com
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:55 pm
    I am a firm believer that in order to heal from any kind of illness your body needs the proper fuel put into it. And in the same breath that includes knowing what to keep out. Before I got sick I was blissfully unaware of all the toxins and chemicals we come in contact with in every day life, and I was even less aware of the harmful additives in food. Something as simple as an apple or an ear of corn can be chalk full of pesticides and be so genetically modified that once it gets into our bodies it’s causing way more harm than giving us good nutritional value. I learned very quickly once my…
  • Why Are Showers SO Exhausting With Lyme Disease? And What You Can Do To Help

    healclick@gmail.com
    25 May 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Showers are exhausting. For a long time I wondered why a shower used to put me out of commission for 2 days. Before I was properly diagnosed this was a giant mystery to me. I noticed that on the weekends I would have plans with my friends and I would feel pretty good most of the day. However once I showered, got ready, and made it to the restaurant I suddenly had no appetite, full on nausea, and I was so tired I could have gone to sleep face down in my mashed potatoes. It was something that led to me opting to spend a lot of my weekends at home with a warm tea and a good movie so I could skip…
  • Bargaining With Pain

    healclick@gmail.com
    9 May 2014 | 9:37 am
    Pain; It’s such a subjective word. Everyone has a different threshold for it, and sometimes you don’t even realize your ability to handle pain until you’re being faced with it head on. Sometimes I take a step back and I am in awe that I go through my days with this pain that would’ve been intolerable to me five years ago. At the very beginning of this journey it was too much for me to bear, but slowly my body went into survival mode. I knew that I had to develop thicker skin if I was going to get through this. I knew that I had to raise my pain tolerance and it’s…
  • Happy Lyme Awareness Month! A List of Events for the Month of May

    healclick@gmail.com
    2 May 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Happy May everyone! As most of you know, May is Lyme Disease Awareness month. Spreading awareness is a full time affair, but during the month of May the heat is really on to make people aware of the risks that ticks pose. Spring has finally sprung, and now more than ever its important to let everyone know how to protect themselves, what the symptoms are, and what to do if they get bit. Everyone can do something to raise awareness, no matter how big or small. Wearing lime green, or a Lyme ribbon, or something else to prompt conversation with others is a great gesture. Also, attending some of…
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    Healthy Family Matters

  • 9 Ways to Forge Healthy Relationships With Your Children

    Healthy Family Matters
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    Children have an amazing capacity to learn. They’re like sponges in the early years and they easily form memories that are cherished for a lifetime. There are many things you can do in order to build loving ties that last. It’s a great way to teach your children trust and companionship. When you foster a positive healthy relationship with your kids, it’ll be far more likely that they’ll continue to build happy and healthy relationships in the future. Here are some ways to forge loving ties with your children: 1. Show your gratitude. You may feel gratitude for your…
  • Easy Pumpkin Seed Recipe

    Erica Brooks
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    It is pumpkin carving season! We all know what that means, plenty of pumpkin seeds! Instead of throwing them away, give this pumpkin seed recipe a try. It’s pretty easy to make and is a fun activity that your kids will enjoy helping you bake and eat. Print Pumpkin Seed Recipe IngredientsCaramelized Spiced Nuts 1/4 to 1/2 cup Blue Agave 1 tsp. salt Custom Garam Masala essential oil blend - 1 drop Cardamom , 1 drop Cinnamon, 1 drop Clove, 1 drop Cumin, toothpick dipped in Fennel, and toothpick dipped in Nutmeg 1 pound unsalted mixed nuts and seeds, such as almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds,…
  • Step Out Diabetes Walk

    Erica Brooks
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:25 pm
    This weekend my family participated in the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out Diabetes Walk at the National Harbor in Washington, D.C.  It  has been 3yrs since my husband was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Since then he has changed his diet dramatically by eating more fresh vegetables, fruits like apples, grapes and various berries, lean meats and seafood. Also cutting back on sugar and foods high in carbs. To supplement the clean eating, he goes to the gym three times a week doing aquatic aerobics as his work schedule permits. Our children and I have supported him and the…
  • Meditation: The Art Of Finding Health & Inner Peace

    Ashley Brown
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    Mental health is vital part of our lives and should be nurtured in the best possible way. But accomplishing meditation is a matter of strict discipline and repeated efforts. We all experience life in this modern world as a topsy-turvy madhouse where peace is just out of sight. So it becomes a genuine need to turn inwards and seek the bliss of peace. The art of meditation Meditation is an art form practiced to relieve the mind from the atrocities of the world. There are endless benefits of meditation for body, mind and soul. Meditation releases stress from our mind like it was never there. It…
  • Natural Hair Clarifier Recipe

    Erica Brooks
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    DIY Natural Hair Clarifier Recipe If your hair is feeling limp or feels drier than you’d like even after shampooing and conditioning, it may need clarification. Clarification removes product buildup that can occur from shampoo, oils, hair butters, hard water, etc. Below is a natural hair clarifier recipe that requires few ingredients that you can make in less than ten minutes to bring your hair back to life. Ingredients: 2 drops Rosemary OR Thyme essential oil ¼ cup vinegar ¾ cup water 8 oz bottle Directions: Mix ¼ cup vinegar with ¾ cup water in a clean bottle. Add a couple drops…
 
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    newbloggycat

  • Guest Post: What makes a camel happy?

    newbloggycat
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    Sit back and enjoy this hilarious story written by one of my favourite bloggers ٩(˘◡˘)۶ “A camel is usually known as a grumpy animal, so what makes a camel happy?” Well here I am, Uncle Spike, popping up on this wonderful blog as guest writer for a day, after Pat, your host, was the recent winner of a ‘Guess What’ photo-image post on my blog. Camels, hmm, yes… we are known to be rather grumpy old farts, I have to admit. I mean, wouldn’t you be, plodding around under the heat of the desert, with nuffink to dangle your lips into for sustenance for days on end? Or…
  • Quote of the day – Bernard Williams

    newbloggycat
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:46 pm
    “There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.” – Bernard Williams Tagged: challenges, defeat, expectations, famous quotes, hope, inspirational, life, life and living, life-lessons, motivational, night, past, possibilities, present, problem, problems, quotes, strength, sunrise, trials, truth, worry
  • Joke of the day – etc

    newbloggycat
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Et cetera or etc really means : end of thinking capacity Tagged: capacity, clean jokes, end, et cetera, etc, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, funny one-liners, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, short jokes, thinking, very funny jokes, writer, writers block, writers jokes, writing
  • Quote of the day – Lou Holtz

    newbloggycat
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:24 am
    “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” Lou Holtz Tagged: adversity, being strong, burden, burdens-of-life, change, choices, courage, energy, heavy, inspirational, life, life and living, life-lessons, load, love, managing-stress, motivational, personal-problems, pressure, problems, quotes, strength, stress, suffering, survival, truth, way, weight, wisdom
  • Joke of the day – Who should brew the coffee

    newbloggycat
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:58 pm
    A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The husband said, “You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee.” Wife replies, “No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee.” Husband replies, “I can’t believe that, show me.” So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says: “HEBREWS” Tagged: argument, bible,…
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    Help Your Back

  • Foot Pain And Long-Term Effects Of Wearing High Heels

    Igor
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
      Women love wearing high heels and men love seeing women wear them, that`s a proven fact. I`m sure that some of you might not agree with me on this, but the latest results from a study conducted by American Podiatric Medical Association showed that 49% of adult US women wear high heels and a whopping 71% continue to wear them despite the foot pain these shoes are causing them 1! The study also showed, however, that women don`t wear them that often. In fact, only 5% wear them five days a week, which is a good thing since wearing heels on a daily basis can lead to foot pain, structural and…
  • You Can Predict And Prevent Back Pain During Pregnancy

    Igor
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    In addition to being common in general population (it is estimated that as many as 80% of US adults will experience a back problem at some point in their life – source: American Chiropractic Association ) back pain, and especially lower back pain, is also common in pregnancy. Most studies show that as much as 50% of all pregnant women will experience it. And one particular Swedish study even showed that 79% of pregnant woman (who participated in the study) were unable to continue their work due to an intense lower back pain. So what does this information tell us? Firstly, that back pain…
  • Find Out What Causes Waist Pain And How To Treat It

    Igor
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    It is quite difficult addressing the causes of waist pain since waist is the part of the abdomen located between hips and bottom of the rib cage. Due to its location , many of the waist pain causes are linked to the lower back problems, poor posture and lack of exercise. Of course, there are other causes of problems in this area, and we will be going over some of the most common ones in the following text. So, if you want to learn more, keep reading. Most Common Causes Of Waist Pain Lower Back Pain Lower back pain is the leading cause of problems in the waist area. It is so common, in fact,…
  • Find Out Why You Have Pain In Your Underarm – Armpit Pain

    Igor
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    For most of us, underarm is probably one of the last places on your body where you would expect to feel pain. But it`s actually not as surprising as it may seem. Armpit is a place where many muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and major blood vessels cross path, any any one of these structures can cause problems. Also, armpit pain is often accompanied by anxiety, especially if you notice swelling or feel a painful lump. This is when most people start to panic, since their first association is cancer. But, in most cases underarm pain is relatively harmless and will go away on its own in a…
  • Our Review Of Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Massager

    Igor
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    If you are constantly struggling with painful muscle knots, especially in the back where you can`t reach them that easily, this could be the most important article you read whole week… maybe even a month! Why? Because today we will be talking about one of the best (if not THE best) trigger point massager on the market – body back buddy, or the “Cadillac of massage tools.” Now, in order to fully understand and appreciate this awesome little tool, we need to talk a bit about the concept of trigger point therapy. Trigger Points And The “Science” Of Trigger…
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    Dr. Marc Tagon

  • Dr. Marc Tagon and Sexuality

    Deborah Campbell
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Dr. Marc Tagon and Sexuality Dr. Marc Tagon is a well-known expert in motivational and personal development. Though he does not lay claim to being a regular doctor, he does admit to being a specialized doctor who operates over the Internet. One of the things recommended by Dr. Marc Tagon is that fingering and making a girl squirt at least once is good for her personal development. Here is a brief look at why squirting can be good for the personal development of girls. Squirting is a term that best describes the act of a female ejaculating. Squirting can and should result in the ejaculation of…
  • Rounded Well Being by Dr. Mark Tagon

    Deborah Campbell
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:11 am
    So many people in the 21st century and before thinking their lives are fine because they have all the material things they would need and people to share with. Unfortunately so many of us are failures in one of the most important aspects of our lives; family, relationships, health and spirituality. This is because not many people are able to balance their priorities and this usually means that one or more aspects are neglected. Marctagon’s Synergy is a blog program written by Dr. Mark Tagon to teach people and especially busy professionals and business people to have an all rounded healthy…
  • Dr. Marc Tagon an Expert in Motivational and Personal Development

    Deborah Campbell
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    Dr. Marctagon who is an urban specialized and entrepreneur claims that he is not a genuine doctor but just a specialist online doctor. He is the founder and local life synergist at Marctagon Synergy with an age of thirty year’s plus. Apart from maintaining Synergy he, also own a technology consulting business and blog, called the Marctagon IT. During his free time, he usually trains for his next race and also maintains an intermittent go on hunger strike lifestyle. He believes in God’s power living a positive life accordingly despite the common challenges in our daily lives. Marc did…
 
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    Skinny Fat Life

  • Food Day. You ready for this?

    ojohnson
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    One of the coolest things about being a student dietitian is the opportunities I have to learn about all sorts of wonderful new things related to food, healthy eating and overall wellness. It’s now my...
  • I tried it: Raw brownie bites

    ojohnson
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    One of the biggest challenges of this Paleo challenge hasn’t been eating more fruits and veg. It hasn’t been avoiding carbs (although I’d do some pretty crazy things for a pancake right now). Honestly, it’s...
  • Paleo: So what am I eating?

    ojohnson
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    One of the most difficult parts about doing this Paleo challenge is the timing. I’m dealing with my worst semester of school yet, juggling projects for class and seemingly endless assignments, dedicating time to my supervised...
  • Paleo challenge update: Hi, I’m hangry.

    ojohnson
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Hey folks. On September 15, I kicked off the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge with a while slew of people at my CrossFit gym and other gyms around the country. As I hope you know, I’m...
  • Do not pray for an easy life

    ojohnson
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    This quote was hand-written on a board in the entrance of the funeral home. What a beautiful quote, I thought. Especially for someone who endured so much and yet was possibly one of the shiniest,...
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    Primally Inspired

  • Stuffed Cabbage Recipe and Mediterranean Paleo Cooking Giveaway

    Primally Inspired
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Stuffed Cabbage Recipe and Mediterranean Paleo Cooking Giveaway You guys are in for a treat today! My friend, Caitlin sent me an advance copy of her brand new, not yet released cookbook called Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. You can check out the book with previews HERE   Annnnnnd, she’s letting me give away one advance copy to one of my readers! And not only that, but she’s also letting me share a recipe from the cookbook – Stuffed Cabbage. Told you it was a good day today!   I have a feeling that you are going to fall in love with this cookbook just like I have. First of all,…
  • How To Make Kimchi (My Mom’s Famous Spicy Kimchi Recipe!)

    Primally Inspired
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    How To Make Kimchi (My Mom’s Famous Spicy Kimchi Recipe) Have you ever had kimchi? (Sometimes spelled Kimchee, too).  Today I’m going to teach you how to make kimchi. And not just any kimchi – my mom’s famous spicy kimchi! This stuff is the bomb! Kimchi is a traditional fermented food and it’s even Korea’s national dish. Koreans generally eat a small amount of kimchi with every single meal.  Kimchi is made with vegetables and spices and is lacto fermented. That means it’s jam packed with beneficial probiotics that help our immune health and digestion. In other…
  • 20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths Debunked

    Primally Inspired
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths Debunked by Science   Mainstream nutrition is full of nonsense. Despite clear advancements in nutrition science, the old myths don’t seem to be going anywhere. Here are 20 mainstream nutrition myths that have been debunked by scientific research. Myth 1: The Healthiest Diet is a Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet With Lots of Grains Several decades ago, the entire population was advised to eat a low-fat, high-carb diet (1). At the time, not a single study had demonstrated that this diet could actually prevent disease. Since then, many high quality studies…
  • Red Beet Eggs using Fresh Beets

    Primally Inspired
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Red Beet Eggs Using Fresh Beets I pulled my jar of red beet eggs out of the fridge while a friend from out west was visiting.  She looked at me like I had two heads and said, “Um…..what are those?” I forgot that this Pennsylvania Dutch favorite is not well known in other parts of the country.  If you are from or have ever lived near Pennsylvania Dutch or Amish country, red beet eggs are a very familiar food to you (along with Sheetz, being 10 minutes late for work because you got stuck behind an Amish buggy, having to get the front end of your car aligned entirely too much because of…
  • October Stitch Fix Review

    Primally Inspired
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    October Stitch Fix Review   My October Fix is here! I was especially looking forward to this Fix because I needed some cooler weather pieces. When we moved at the beginning of the summer, I got rid of over 95% of my closet. Getting rid of “stuff” is such a freeing feeling, don’t you think? I felt so amazing after that!    I’m now using Stitch Fix to help me build my closet with some really great pieces that are handpicked just for me. It’s my hope to keep a very minimal closet and only have items that I truly love, are perfect for me and are ones…
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    Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada

  • 10+ Tips to Keep Well and Active as the Cold Weather Approaches

    vince
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    As Summer winds down and the cool weather takes hold here are 10 ways that we think will help you stay well and active. The post 10+ Tips to Keep Well and Active as the Cold Weather Approaches appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Mountain Trek featured in Canada’s Largest Newspaper

    vince
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Mountain Trek was featured on the cover of the Globe and Mail newspaper's Travel section this month. The post Mountain Trek featured in Canada’s Largest Newspaper appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • 24 Easy Ways to Fall into Fitness this Autumn

    MountainTrek
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    We want to help with your return to routine! Here are our top tips for falling into an Autumn exercise program. The post 24 Easy Ways to Fall into Fitness this Autumn appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Digital Detox: Top Tips to Manage gadgetry for a stress-free life

    MountainTrek
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    How much time are you spending on your gadgets? Are you spending enough time OFFline? The post Digital Detox: Top Tips to Manage gadgetry for a stress-free life appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Food Addiction: How to beat it, for good

    MountainTrek
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Food Addiction is real and it is serious. But the good news is, we can overcome it and train ourselves to make healthy, better food choices. The post Food Addiction: How to beat it, for good appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
 
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities

  • Recipe Redux: Lets Go Skinny Dipping!

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    I recently got in trouble with the law… Now while my parents aren’t exactly PROUD of me for this… I think I might actually hang my mug shot on the wall… As you can see by my booking photo, I was caught skinny dipping…  But Justin Bieber made me do it!! Ugh, the peer pressure of Hollywood… I cannot believe he and I could get in trouble for going nude, but… Nicki Minaji can get away with wearing this monstrosity. Is [Read On!]
  • A “Zesty” Take on Eclairs!

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    As I have mentioned in previous posts, my mind… Is like a bowling ball in the gutter at a bowling alley. And when I think of the oh so flaky, yet thick and gooey éclair pastry… My mind throws gutter balls worse than a blindfolded kangaroo hopping on one foot would. I think the French created this pastry so my mind (and yours too?) can have immature field days whenever I think about this oblong, cream filled “delicacy”. However, as some of you [Read On!]
  • Good Mood Food: We Could All Use Some

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Let me take a WILD guess as to what happened to you this morning… You woke up after pressing snooze for about 45 minutes. Realizing that you’re going to be extremely late, you wrestle with your TRUE love (your lush pillow but of course) only to fall flat on your face thanks to your bed pulling a “piledriver” on you… A move that’s even banned from the WWE. After regaining consciousness, you dizzily race on over to your “trusty” liquid energizer (your [Read On!]
  • Joan Rivers: A Toast To You!

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    Joan Rivers and I met a couple of times when I worked at E! Entertainment. “THE TWINS” circa Feb 2011! OMG am I wearing… GASP: HEELS? Check us out now MAKING POP TARTS! I’m still shocked she never once told me that my outfits look like regurgitated remnants of a broken garbage disposal. The dress code in the GiGi Eats kitchen! She didn’t even say ANYTHING about my Adidas sandals that have been surgically fused to my feet for the past 6 years. I wonder how many plastic [Read On!]
  • Recipe Redux: Get Chip-Faced with Chipkins

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    Dehydration is never a good look in Hollywood…. Can you guess the fashion designer? I could have posted another photo of Tara Reid, but no need to “rib” on her again!   Or anywhere for that matter…  Is this normal? Cat people – weigh in…   EXCEPT for… THE KITCHEN! Uh, please do take a minute to check out this sensual food pornography…   Today I am serving up dehydrated pumpkin chips, or what I like to call CHIPKINS! It’s [Read On!]
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    Fit & Healthy 365

  • Getting to Know You – 2014 Reader Survey

    Lydia Di Francesco
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Would you love to be healthier? More fit? Have more energy? Fit better in your clothes? Help us help YOU! Coach Lydia and Fit & Healthy 365 want to learn a bit about you so that we can better help you improve your health and life. Our goal is to help you Eat Better. Move More. Build a Healthy Lifestyle and to best do that we need to know some things about you We’ve created a short (2-3 minute) survey. Don’t worry, all data will be kept confidential and not shared with anyone. >> Click here to participate. (Here’s the full link: http://goo.gl/forms/rlE0KPxC83) Enter…
  • Pumpkin Protein Pancakes {recipe}

    Lydia Di Francesco
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    It’s Pumpkin Time of year!! Now that it’s Autumn, pumpkin flavored food and drinks are everywhere. This morning I decided to try out creating a pumpkin protein pancake recipe… and it worked! It seems that pumpkin purée is a great substitute for applesauce. (Good to keep in mind for future baking) As with all my recipes, it’s really simple. Ingredients: • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée (not pie filling) • 1/4 cup egg whites • 1 scoop protein powder (I used Cookies and Cream) • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice Blend all ingredients together. Cook the same way you would cook a…
  • The Number One Secret for Clearing Your To-Do List

    Lydia Di Francesco
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    How big is your To-Do List? If it’s anything like mine, it’s LOOOOONG…. and feels like it’s never ending. You feel overwhelmed with everything you have and want to accomplish, but it feels like there’s no time to get it all done. Know what? There’s isn’t enough time. Sorry. I hate breaking bad news, but it’s true. We will always have more things to do than time. So, what’s the secret to getting things done and clearing your To-Do List? ONE THING. Each day, decide what is the most important priority for you that day. Put that on your list.
  • Baked Berry Protein Oatmeal {recipe}

    Lydia Di Francesco
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Hands up if you often struggle with what to eat for breakfast. I know I do. Sure, I’ve got my go-to eggs and toast or a protein smoothie or regular oatmeal, but sometimes I want something different. Enter the Baked Berry Protein Oatmeal. It’s warm, healthy and easy to make with minimal ingredients. Here’s what you need: Dry – 1 cup rolled oats – 2 scoops protein powder (I use BioX Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl) – 1 Tbsp cinnamon – 1/2 tsp baking powder Wet – 1 cup egg whites – 1 cup unsweetened applesauce – 1 cup frozen berries Easy…
  • 10 Sneaky, Simple Ways to Eat More Veggies

    Lydia Di Francesco
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    We all know we should eat more vegetables, but it’s often tough to eat enough of them. Here are 10 ways to eat more vegetables:1. Smoothie – eat a smoothie for breakfast or snack. Add a cup of spinach and some berries. You won’t taste the spinach, I promise.2. Chop in advance – spend 30-45 minutes and chop all your vegetables for the week. Good ideas are carrots, celery, sweet peppers, etc.3. Cook in advance – I steam all my broccoli and cauliflower for the week all at once. I store in glass containers and it lasts about 5 days.4. Salad – obvious, but…
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    Sara T, M.D.

  • 5 Considerations When Making Decisions

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    “Do nothing, and nothing happens. Life is about decisions. You either make them or they’re made for you, but you can’t avoid them.” ~ Mhairi McFarlane, You Had Me At Hello Decisions, decisions. Life is comprised of endless choices we make, sometimes leaving us feeling uncertain and wondering what would have happened if we chose ‘door #2′. On the other hand, when the opposite happens and we exclaim, “That is the best decision I ever made”, we feel validated and confident. Some choices seem inconsequential such as what to have for dinner, however, other choices…
  • Quelling Anxiety in the Face of Uncertainty

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    “Normal, in our house, is like a blanket too short for a bed – sometimes it covers you just fine, and other times it leaves you cold and shaking; and worst of all, you never know which of the two it’s going to be.” ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper Anxiety has always been a part of who I am – I have come to accept it. I am certain that I entered this world with worries, exiting feet first, and planting them firmly in the ground. Not one to either live like a dreamer or live on the edge, I listen to the little worrier within me. Anxiety is often given a bad rap,…
  • Adaptability or Resilience – What is More Beneficial?

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” ~ Charles Darwin Our world is constantly faced with new obstacles not only on a global level, but also on a community level. From natural disasters, such as hurricanes and floods, to lethal infections such as Ebola. The world becomes smaller during such times as we rebuild, treat and try to prevent future disasters. But what happens on an individual level when you are faced with a personal crisis? At some point during our lifetime, we will all be faced with losses, illnesses, and…
  • Difficult Conversations – Talking to Your Children About Death

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Death is a difficult conversation no matter what age. Young children have a hard time conceptualizing the meaning of death, and as we age, we have a difficult time accepting the finality of death. This topic lends itself to feelings of vulnerability and fear. Matthew O’Reilly shares his experiences with people who are dying in the TEDTalk “Am I dying?”. In this poignant talk, he addresses the misconception that someone…
  • Wisdom With Experience – A Conversation With My Resident-Self Part II

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” ~ Albert Einstein Last week I addressed the notion that I am sure we have all had at some point in time – wanting to impart our current knowledge on our younger self. Specifically, I wrote about 10 things I wish I had known as a resident that I now recognize. Looking back, I do think I approached some of that transitional time in my life between student and clinician right. Sometimes in life we need to be authentic, living life based on our beliefs and values no matter what the…
 
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    Dedicated Not Addicted

  • Karora Golden Girl Review

    Laura Clendenning
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Today I am so excited to share yet another amazing product with you. I want to give a huge thank you to those in Ireland at KARORA Ltd. for sending me not one, but two of their fabulous products. As a bikini competitor, many of you already know that we are required to get two coats of an extremely dark (not normal!) tan prior to competing. These KARORA products are not for this type of tan but more for your everyday NORMAL natural look. Gradual and spray tanning products are a much safer option when compared to tanning beds – for obvious reasons; skin aging, skin cancer, and other…
  • Total Body Workout Schedule

    Laura Clendenning
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Good Thursday Morning Everyone! I realize that I have not posted in awhile and I am truly sorry. I have been busy working out the details of my personal training business. I am happy to share that I have started taking clients in the Vancouver area and online as well. Stay tuned for the launch of my new website in the next few weeks! As for today, I am going to discuss a question I was asked about my workout schedule. The truth is that it is always changing. I like to mix up my training routine about every four weeks. This keeps me motivated as well as my body guessing! When I began lifting…
  • Burn Fat with Extreme CLA

    Laura Clendenning
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    What is CLA? CLA stands for Conjugated Linoleic Acid. It is a naturally occuring fatty acid in the body. CLA is thought to help burn fat cells in the body and lose body weight. How does it work? Countless clinical studies show that you indeed will burn fat and lose weight while supplementing with CLA. It does this by going into the fat cell, liquify the stubborn fat, bringing it into the blood stream, converting it to energy, and then eliminating it from the body. Who should take CLA? I recommend supplementing with CLA if you are looking to lose weight and are experiencing a plateau or…
  • Peanut Monkey Parfait

    Laura Clendenning
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    One thing I enjoy about not preparing for bikini competitions is being able to experiment and try new foods. Yes, I indulge in some not-so-healthy treats from time to time. But… what I love is when you find something that tastes like it should be naughty but it is not! #Winning Today’s recipe does just that. It tastes great and is a healthy option! Peanut Monkey Parfait  Ingredients:  100 grams (or 1 small pack) of Liberte 0% Vanilla Greek Yogourt 1/2 a banana 1 tbsp Adams 100% natural creamy peanut butter Instructions: Mix it all together in your favourite bowl Devour!
  • Fit Tips for a Busy Lifestyle

    Laura Clendenning
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    As I am packing and getting ready to take off to New Brunswick for a couple of weeks, I am reminding myself that it IS possible to stay on track while travelling or leading a busy lifestyle. Do not miss today’s article for my personal tips. I also announce the winner of the DECO Adult Dark Chocolate Multi-Vitamins! Planning is everything when you are aiming to lead a healthy lifestyle. I always say to myself, “If you fail to plan. Plan to fail.” Personally, I like to plan out my week each Sunday. I write out my training goals for each day and post it on my fridge. I then check off…
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    Skin Care Routine

  • Skin Care Advice That You Can Use

    skincareadmin
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Healthy skin is more than a pretty face. Your whole body relies on healthy organs, including your skin. The following tips can help you make sure your skin always looks and feels its best. TIP! Exfoliating is one way to attain healthy and glowing skin. Exfoliation scrubs away the topmost layer of discarded skin cells, allowing younger, brighter skin to shine. Try relaxing in order to reduce the amount of stress you experience. High levels of stress can be harmful to every part of your body, including your skin. You can help to keep your skin healthy by keeping stress, both environmental and…
  • Need To Catch Up With The Skin Care You’ve Neglected? Read This Advice!

    skincareadmin
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    Having healthy skin is all about how you manage it–it doesn’t just happen because of luck. The article that follows will give you insider tips that will help you improve your skin. Continue reading so that you can see how simple and effective they truly can be for your skin. Dry Skin Do not shave dry skin. Never shave without lubricant either. If you shave your dry skin, you will irritate it and might end up with razor burns and ingrown hairs. When you shave, make sure to apply after shave lotion when you are done. It will help soothe any soreness and add moisture. For better…
  • Skin Care Tips That Work For Busy People

    skincareadmin
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    Skin care is about more than washing your face and applying creams. Taking care of your skin includes preventing sun damage. It is easy to let sun damage sneak up on you. The piece that follows is full of tips about preventing sun damage and maintaining the health of your skin. TIP! Washing the skin with something acidic, such as lemon juice, can help reduce oil on the face. Once or twice weekly, use the lemon juice to shrink enlarged pores and soak up excess oil. Control your stress, and you are sure to enjoy healthier skin. Overwhelming stress can cause sensitivity to develop in your skin.
  • Keep Skin Looking Young With These Helpful Tips

    skincareadmin
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    Do you want skin that is smooth, soft and silky? Does your skin lack a healthy glow? Do you have any desire to keep your skin well nourished? The following tips can help you achieve beautiful skin. Just a couple minutes every day can make a big difference. Dry Skin Avoid shaving dry skin. Also, never shave without using shaving cream or another product that causes lather. If you shave your dry skin, you will irritate it and might end up with razor burns and ingrown hairs. Make sure to moisturize after shaving. Your skin will be moisturized and any irritation will be soothed. Consider…
  • Ideas On How To Take Care Of Your Skin

    skincareadmin
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Your skin is your first impact on other people, so make a strong impression with healthy skin. The tips and techniques included here will help you to have healthy, glowing, gorgeous skin. Your dry, chapped lips can be easily treated with a balm you can make with ingredients from the kitchen. Shred a cucumber and mix it with sour cream and honey. Gently apply the mixture to your lips and allow it to rest for up to fifteen minutes. Next, use warm water to rinse your lips, then lock in moisture by applying almond oil. Water is essential to life. Dehydration is shown very easily on your skin. The…
 
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    Weight Loss Tips

  • Facts About Duodenal Switch Surgery In Mexico

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    By Jocelyn Davidson The surgical procedure to do a duodenal switch combines mal-absorptive and restrictive surgery meant for losing weight. This procedure reduces the food quantity one is able to take and the amount of calories the body can absorb and utilize. The surgical procedure is used to create a stomach pouch of moderate size and bypassing some section of the small intestine. For people that look to go for duodenal switch surgery in Mexico, it is essential that they know what to expect. It is performed in a surgical centre or hospital through the use of general anesthesia. It starts…
  • Weight Gain Solutions Offered By San Jose Thyroid Doctor

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    By Douglas Gibney The thyroid gland is a part of the body. It is used for important functions in the body. Located at the base of the neck, it is considered the biggest endocrine gland in the human body and consists of two lobes that are connected. A San Jose thyroid doctor can be of aid to local patients struggling with the health of this body part. The gland is responsible for many functions. It determines how fast energy is used. It is also essential for regulating the sensitivity to hormones and production of proteins. It even regulates function and growth of numerous bodily systems. When…
  • Eat Right To Avoid Loss Of Strength And Energy As You Grow Older

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    By Joel Ricafort Aging is an inevitable part of life for everyone, but it can be a positive experience if viewed with the right attitude. Various changes will take place in your body, but some of the effects can be minimized with the right lifestyle choices. Remember that you have options when it comes to how you face aging. Work with some weights to keep yourself looking younger. A toned body is a young body no matter what the chronological age may say. Working with the appropriate weights for your health will help you keep your body toned and looking fit, which will take years off of your…
  • Benefits That Come With Weight Loss Surgery In Mexico

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    By Jocelyn Davidson The technology today has been accepted in different departments in many places. The world of medicine has formulated ways in which you would relieve your body weight with the latest technology. Many people are opting to surgical means rather than being involved in work outs that require energy. The other thing that has made people to use this type of technology is the busy life schedules that they have, thus they have no time to run and exercise their bodies. Find out how Weight loss surgery in Mexico would be great in your life. There are various benefits associated with…
  • Side Effects Of Skinny Wraps You Should Know Before Using

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    By Elsa Noel A lot of women today would give anything just to look good. But sometimes it is hindered by the fact that the body has cellulite and fats. Having this can result to lesser confidence in your own skin and losing the ability to project that confidence. The good thing is that, as many women want to have the perfect physique, there are also a lot of ways were they could achieve the figure that they want. One such answer to fat and body problems that keep on hindering women from getting the bodies that they want are skinny wraps. Even if it is just a new breakthrough it has delighted…
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    healthhaze.com

  • Milk not Juice for Toddlers, please!

    HH
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    Under threes need water and milk, not sugar-loaded drinks By Melanie Wakeman, Birmingham City University More than one in ten children under the age of three have tooth decay according to statistics published by Public Health England. The figures show that an average of three teeth in these children were decayed, missing or filled. This is shocking, although not surprising considering children of all age groups exceed the the current recommendations for added sugar. The World Health Organisation recommends we limit our sugar intake to 10% of our total calorie intake a day because of the…
  • 3D Nail Art

    HH
    12 Dec 2013 | 3:17 pm
    3D Nail Art – A How-To Guide For Beginners Some women have a fetish for shoes and some for clothes, but there are many others ready to spend any amount on decorating their nails. If you’re one of them, we have something that could be of use to you. It is a how-to guide on 3D nail art. Earlier, a nail routine was confined to trimming, filing and painting fingernails. Bright red and blush pink shades became classic colors in the nail polish category. In the later decades, women experimented with darker hues. It didn’t stop there. A plain coat of polish looked too simple and…
  • 7 ways to Ease Menopause

    HH
    23 Nov 2013 | 7:04 am
    When you mention menopause, the word elicits groans from women of all ages, from those who’ve been there to those who are facing it in the future. No one likes to experience the side effects associated with this condition. This time of change affects women physically with the cessation of a monthly cycle, but it also affects the body psychologically and emotionally.   What makes menopause so frustrating in part is the emotional mood swings that go along with the condition. Women going through menopause can experience anxiety that comes and goes and not understand why it’s happening.
  • 5 Delicious Chocolate Recipes

    HH
    15 Oct 2013 | 1:31 am
    Who doesn’t love chocolate? Why not try 1 or all 5 delicious chocolate recipes that follow.   Fancy or Plain Fun Chocolate Fondue Recipe Want a chocolate fondue recipe for a little real fun with food? Here’s one that’s a special creation to make for friends and another for those times you just don’t want to try so hard. Mocha Fondue Makes 6 to 8 servings Ingredients: –          4-ounce package sweet baking chocolate, broken up –          ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped –          2/3  cup light cream or milk…
  • Easy Low Impact Exercises

    HH
    18 Sep 2013 | 3:51 pm
    Not every man and woman is cut out for the high intensity training that many people embrace when they want to look and feel better. Some people need or prefer low impact exercise routines. Strength training, endurance, flexibility and balance are the four prominent areas where you can embrace a low impact exercise regimen and receive health benefits without putting your body at risk for injury or exhaustion. What Is Low Impact Exercise? Low impact exercise is the type of exercise that doesn’t put stress on your body. That means, it’s kind to your joints and bones and muscles. If you’ve…
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    Foods4BetterHealth

  • Natural Arthritis-Fighting Foods You Should Include In Your Daily Diet

    Dr. Kevin J. McLaughlin
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    When we get right down to the foundation of your overall health and wellness, diet plays a big role. A lot of the time, what you eat has a direct impact on how you feel and how your body functions. The days are gone when arthritis was one of the hardly curable diseases. Today, we know more about the condition and how to deal with it. Now, while there might not be any specific “arthritis diet”, there are still some foods that are worth including in your daily diet to relieve your arthritis pain. If … Read MoreThis article Natural Arthritis-Fighting Foods You Should Include In Your…
  • Reduce Risk of Stroke with Dark Chocolate and Other Daily Foods

    Dr. Kevin J. McLaughlin
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:37 am
    Stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot, bursts, or ruptures. When this happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so it and the brain cells die. Over 800,000 people die each year in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease and strokes. The two main causes of strokes are ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes comprise about 80% to 85% of all strokes. With an ischemic stroke, a blood vessel in the brain becomes clogged with a clot. … Read MoreThis article Reduce Risk of Stroke with Dark…
  • 5 Foods That Can Significantly Help You Reduce The Risk Of Diabetes

    Dr. Kevin J. McLaughlin
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    A healthy diet can be helpful in controlling diabetes. Once the symptoms of diabetes appear, it is possible to reduce your risk of complications caused by diabetes. A healthy diet with healthy recipes, good medical advice, and healthy weight loss regime can greatly help you reduce your diabetes in a long run. In addition to these, here are the top 5 foods that you should include in your diet to control your blood sugar and avoid major health complications caused by diabetes. 1. Coffee Coffee contains many complex chemicals which can act as antioxidants inside … Read MoreThis article 5…
  • The Diabetes Complication You Didn’t See Coming

    Dr. Kevin J. McLaughlin
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    The number of people living with type 2 diabetes is increasing at a rapid rate. And it isn’t just about the diabetes. There are complications that can arise from this disease which are more serious than you may realize. Get informed! One complication you may not have considered is kidney disease. People who suffer from type 2 diabetes may also develop a dangerous form of kidney disease that can leave them without a well-functioning renal system. When this happens, blood isn’t filtered properly and you won’t manufacture urine well enough to excrete body waste. The … Read MoreThis…
  • How Do Popular Diets Stack Up?

    Dr. Kevin J. McLaughlin
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    There are literally hundreds of different diets out there and they all claim to improve your health. It could be weight loss, decreased risk factors for chronic disease or an anti-aging diet to make you live longer and better, wrinkle-free. Below you will find a few of the more popular diets, and my grade for each one. Atkins Diet Coined from the same name as the noted cardiologist, Robert Atkins, this diet is a low-carbohydrate diet that can certainly be helpful to some people. This is considered a “ketogenic” diet because it forces the body … Read MoreThis article How Do Popular…