Regular sex associated with greater enjoyment of life in seniors

A new study shows that having sexual intercourse regularly even in the senior years is the key to good health. It not only improves the feeling of wellbeing but also improves contentment with life, the researchers explain. The study results were published in the latest issue of the journal Sexual Medicine.
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Excess weight responsible for cancers globally finds report

According to a new report published this week, excess body weight is one of the major reasons behind cancers worldwide. The report written by scientists at the American Cancer Society (ACS) and published in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians shows that 3.9 percent of the cases of cancers were linked to excess body weight and this amounted to 544,300 cases in 2012.
Tags: Health, American Cancer Society ACS, Cancer Journal

Treating the patient’s body is not synonymous with treating the patient

We recently had a patient who arrived on our service in the intensive care unit after a complicated surgery. The surgery left him close to dying, and he was immediately put on life support and given heavy sedatives. Ventilators breathed for him. Special drugs kept his heart beating. A continuous pump acted as his kidneys, […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, PA NP, Critical Care, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA

Fury's message on mental health

Tyson Fury speaks at Sports Personality of the Year about his recovery from mental health problems and his return to the boxing ring.
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How to See Yourself as the Hero of Your Own Story

Now is your chance to to see yourself as the hero of your own tale. Have you ever read a book where the main character got everything she wanted and never had to struggle? Probably not. Most people wouldn’t even want to read a book like that. It would be incredibly dull. All good books have conflicts and strong characters that must face them. Have you ever considered that your life is like a book? You are the hero of your own tale. Many of us don’t see ourselves that way, however. When we read...
Tags: Psychology, Story, Hero, Growth, Publishers, Spirituality & Health, University of Arizona Tucson, Narrative Expressive Writing, Painful Emotions, Personal Strength, Physiological Stress Responses, Strong Characters

The troubling questions surrounding telemedicine

What I’m about to tell you is based on good insider information. But I also disclose that this is an amalgamation of a few reports of teledoc companies to me and their crony insurance companies, not a thorough analysis of the entire industry. I just assume there are other business models out there that look […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Mobile Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA

I Feel Like My Mind Is Working Against Itself

From a young woman in the U.S.: Why is it that some days I’ll feel productive and even be productive that day or for even 2 days in a row. But then following shortly after I feel extremely unproductive for many days. It feels as if my mind is working against itself. An example would be school, one day I’d do everything on my two do list for 2 days then the next couple of days I’ll struggle to even do one thing on my list. Thanks in advance. I  would need more information to answer this question ...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, School, General, Sleep, Stress, Therapy, Overwhelm

Heart Disease Prevention - Does Gender Difference Affect Heart Disease?

A women’s heart and some of its interior chambers, for instance, is usually smaller and the walls that divide some of these chambers are thinner. Men and women behave differently to stress, too. Because of these differences, women have risk factors and symptoms differ from that men have, and this will affect the treatments and outcomes of some common heart diseases. Click the following link to find out more:
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After 30 years, leaders are still fighting about basic truths of climate science

Hidden in the 133-page document agreed upon at the UN climate change talks was a compromise that many consider an infuriating distraction. The countries of the world agreed to welcome the fact that a scientific report on the state of global warming had been produced. But they failed to welcome its findings.
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The Simplest Way To Reduce Depression Risk 50%

The more people do this, the lower their depression risk. Regular trips out are an easy way to protect against depression, new research finds. More visits to places like the cinema, museums or the theatre are linked to dramatic reductions in depression risk in later life. Cultural activities may do more than help people recover […] → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr J...
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S.A.D? (Seasonal Affective Disorder) or might we be fighting nature?

I don't use the term depression for my experience,  but I do find that there is a big natural shift in winter that encourages going inward and slowing down. I have found for a long time now that moving away from the pathologizing of my experience has been a healthy move for me and many of the folks I advocate for.  ...
Tags: Health, Winter, Meditation, Mental Health, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Transformation, Infertility, Seasons, Ecstatic Dance

A physician moving back and forth along the Teflon spectrum

I guess I should take it as a compliment when patients come to see me after visiting a specialist and ask me a bunch of difficult specialty-related questions. “Did you ask the specialist that?” I typically ask, and the answer will be a plain “no.” I’ve seen it in action. Some doctors speak quickly, say […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How the Repetition Compulsion Can Impact Your Marriage

A key difference exists between people and rats. If a rat has a choice of five tunnels to explore and down the third tunnel is a piece of cheese, the rat will find the cheese. Given another chance a couple of days later, the rat will again explore the third tunnel and find cheese. This happens a few more times. When cheese is no longer in the third tunnel, the rat will still look for it there a few more times. Then the rat will explore different tunnels until it finds the cheese at the end o...
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Relationships, Self-help, Dating, Anna, Marriage And Divorce, Gabe, Repetition Compulsion, Gabe Anna, Gabe She, Elvira G Aletta, Ellen Kreidman

#Untitled - 16 Dec 2018

So its been sometime that I wrote here. There are a couple of reasons for it.AI dont have anything interesting to report. Thing is, this is my personal blog and I think I have said all that I had to. I mean there is nothing special happening on the personal front. I am merely growing old and along with that, I am growing more rigid, rude and un-companionable. And thats not something that I want to report. Or write about. I can talk about how growing old is giving me the clarity and making me bet...
Tags: Travel, Personal, Meditation, Mental Health, Detox, Starbucks, Bulletproof Coffee, Mundane Updates, Untitled, Vipassana Lets, Walden Meditations Count of Monte Cristo

A ‘Hello’ song, a ‘Goodbye’ song: In a Seattle classroom, music helps toddlers struggling to connect

For kids dealing with trauma and struggling for developmental footing, music can be the tool that draws them out and spurs their advancement. Music therapy is a new offering at Childhaven, a nonprofit that serves 300 children and is helped by reader donations to The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy.
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RESOLVING ADRENAL FATIGUE TO GET PREGNANT Before I had my successful pregnancy, I had what I now call my "corporate pressure cooker" job. I worked long hours and even though I thought I was handling my stress just fine, I had many symptoms of stress overload and "adrenal fatigue". Although I didn't know what it was called at the time, I definitely fit the profile of someone with this condition. I had a lot of hormonal imbalances, my cycles were too short and a little painful. It's prob...
Tags: Health, Stress, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, EzineArticles, Carolyn Porter, Trainer Energy Facilitator and Co

Have Yourself a Sober Christmas

Christmas time brings new challenges if you are struggling to stay sober. You want to participate in family gatherings. You want to enjoy time with the people you love and perhaps don’t get to see all that often. The trouble is that, for most families, holiday celebrations include alcohol. It may be in the punch or eggnog. It may be that they enjoy craft beers or holiday cocktails. But alcohol is alcohol is alcohol — whatever form it takes. You know how it’s going to go when you get toge...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Christmas, Substance Abuse, Addiction, Recovery, Alcoholism, Holiday Parties, Sobriety, Holiday Coping, Family Gathering, Visit Santa Help

How to foster and encourage genuine, curious learning in a medical student

I just had a conversation with a physician and faculty member at my school. He started the conversation like this: “It’s alright if you disagree with me, and I can disagree with you too. Good academic discourse should allow people to disagree with each other.” He then allowed me to question him and explain my […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA

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