Unconsciously Chasing a Dream

You're reading Unconsciously Chasing a Dream, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Our unconscious routines are making us or breaking us. As I woke up before the sunrise I walked over to the couch and turned on a small lamp, then started my coffee and grabbed my phone. After mindlessly scrolling Facebook and Twitter which seemed like five minutes, my son woke up and came out to jo...
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Scientists discover cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans

The situation is relatively common, especially in winter. You come down with the flu, which lasts longer than usual. A few days later, you discover you have pneumonia.
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New UGA study points to optimal hypertension treatment for stroke patients

Aggressive treatment of hypertension in stroke patients could do more harm than good in the long term, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Georgia.
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Researchers compare health outcomes for VA and non-VA hospitals

The Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,243 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,062 outpatient sites.
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Four dried fruits have lower glycemic index than starchy foods, study finds

People with diabetes and followers of diets based on the glycemic index can enjoy dried fruits knowing they do not cause a blood sugar spike compared to starchy foods such as white bread, suggests a study published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes.
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FDA clears mobile medical app to help increase retention in recovery program for opioid use disorder

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared a mobile medical application (app) to help increase retention (the amount of time a patient participates) in an outpatient treatment program for individuals with opioid use disorder.
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Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'

A new study suggests that doing intellectual activities throughout life is best.
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The Wild West approach to PICU practice

I spent my early and mid-career years working in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at a large academic center. We did almost everything except for a few things esoteric at the time — small bowel transplants, a few kinds of experimental surgery. I’m now in my late career (but have no plans to quit […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Amazing breakthrough announced in cancer detection. 10 minute test, 90% accuracy. Hopefully it saves a lot of lives as well as preventing some unnecessary biopsies. I guess we have the Aussies to thank for this one.
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The Most Intensive Therapy for OCD: The Bergen Treatment

My son Dan suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder so severe he could not even eat. He spent nine weeks at an intensive world-renowned residential program where he learned techniques through the use of exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy . These skills have allowed him to live a happy and productive life. Well, at least I thought it was an intensive program. At Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, there is a treatment program for OCD that is truly intensive. ...
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Creating Engaging Health Promotion Campaigns on Social Media: Observations and Lessons From Fitbit and Garmin

Background: The popularity and reach of social media make it an ideal delivery platform for interventions targeting health behaviors, such as physical inactivity. Research has identified a dose-response relationship whereby greater engagement and exposure are positively associated with intervention effects, hence enhancing engagement will maximize the potential of these interventions. Objective: This study examined the social media activity of successful commercial activity tracker brands to und...
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Mobile Health, Information Preferences, and Surrogate Decision-Making Preferences of Family Caregivers of People With Dementia in Rural Hispanic Communities: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire Study

Background: Mobile health (mHealth) technology holds promise for promoting health education and reducing health disparities and inequalities in underserved populations. However, little research has been done to develop mHealth interventions for family caregivers of people with dementia, particularly those in rural Hispanic communities, who often serve as surrogate decision makers for their relatives with dementia. Objective: As part of a larger project to develop and test a novel, affordable, an...
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The millions of dollars hospitals spend for inspections

Two of my local hospitals just invested 3 to 4 million dollars in preparation for an inspection of the facilities by the Joint Commission. The cost of the inspection runs in the $10 million dollar range after the preparation costs. The inspection is a high-stress situation for the administration because if you fail, or lose […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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‘Modern Family’s’ Sarah Hyland had second kidney transplant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland says she had a second kidney transplant last year, replacing a kidney from her father with another from her brother. Hyland details her lifelong health struggles in an interview in Self magazine, and tweeted Monday that she hopes it “spreads awareness of organ donation” and “brings […]
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How far will you go to reduce your beef intake?

Scientists say that beef consumption must fall drastically to avert a climate catastrophe, but changing diet can be hard. Here are your options.
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Researchers aim to identify and target high blood pressure indicators

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a leading cause of stroke and heart attacks worldwide - and one in four people have it.
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INFECTIONS AND GETTING PREGNANT There are a number of infections which can cause infertility. As I was researching this subject, I was quite surprised how many cases of infertility could be resolved by just clearing up an underlying infections. The first one is quite common, bacterial vaginosis. See also an article by Dr. Mirkin about other infections which should be ruled out before women undergo fertility treatments: Bacterial Vaginosis Bacterial vaginosis isn't technically considere...
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Study finds upward link between alcohol consumption and physical activity in college students

Upending conventional wisdom that physical activity can be a healthy deterrent to alcohol consumption, University of Houston Moores professor of psychology Clayton Neighbors is examining the relationship between the two in college students. In prior work, Neighbors concluded that as activity goes up, so does drinking.
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Mind control using sound waves? We ask a scientist how it works

At the moment, non-invasive neuromodulation – changing brain activity without the use of surgery – looks poised to usher in a new era of healthcare. Breakthroughs could include the better management of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, reducing the pain of migraines or even reversing cognitive disorders caused by brain injury.But what happens if this technique for altering our brain waves escapes regulation and falls into the wrong hands? Imagine a dictatorial regime with access to the tricks...
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Caffeine plus another compound in coffee may fight Parkinson’s disease

Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia - two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration.
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Treating patients with hypertension induced albuminuria

Albuminuria is a renal disease that is found to be independently associated with cardiovascular and renal problems without any links to diabetes. In latest ESC/ESH guidelines, microalbuminuria has been related to hypertension-mediated organ damages.
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Novel personalized medicine tool for assessing inherited colorectal cancer syndrome risk developed

An international team of researchers led by Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah has developed, calibrated, and validated a novel tool for identifying the genetic changes in Lynch syndrome genes that are likely to be responsible for causing symptoms of the disease.
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Researchers explore how glial cells develop in the brain from neural precursor cells

Two types of cells are active in the brain: nerve cells and glial cells. The latter have long been regarded primarily as supportive cells, but it is increasingly recognized that they play an active role in the communication between neurons in the brain.
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How does screen time affect kids’ brains? The first results of a landmark study are alarming.

The study uses MRI scans to track the changes in the brains of children who use screens at varying amounts.Early results revealed that kids who use screens for more than 7 hours per day show physical changes to the brain in the form of premature thinning of the cortex.It will likely be decades before scientists truly understand how smartphones and other technologies affect the brain. None How does screen time affect the developing brains of young kids?That's the big question behind a $300-millio...
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Breast tumors recruit bone marrow cells to boost their growth, study reveals

Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that breast cancer tumors boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells that originate in bone marrow.
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Experts address sleep disorders following traumatic brain injury

Disorders of sleep are some of the most common problems experienced by patients after traumatic brain injury. It is important to recognize and treat these problems early to allow for optimal cognitive recovery, but because they are so common, the importance of treating them is often underestimated.
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Researchers develop biotechnological tool to produce antifungal proteins in plants

Researchers from the Spanish Research Council at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics and the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology, in collaboration with the IATA, have developed a biotechnological tool to produce, in a very efficient manner, antifungal proteins in plants.
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Scientists find answers to how cancer spreads

How does cancer spread? While studying human brain tumor cells, a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre found some answers to this crucial, yet so far unanswered question.
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College Costs: What We Owe Each Other

I read a very thought-provoking article the other day from Early Retirement Dude: I don’t think we owe college to our kids. Does that make me a bad father?. (Hat tip to Justin of Root of Good for sharing it on Twitter.) I mostly agree with the title (more on this later), so I jumped into the article. You can click the link above and open it in a new window, because I’m probably going to be quoting some stuff. It starts off powerfully and I think almost anyone would agree: It’s not that you ow...
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