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2018 Year in Review

I had big plans in 2018, namely to finish a 70.3. Well, we all know how those plans went. 2018 quickly went off the rails, but I did my best to regroup and reframe my goals. One of my goals was to get healthy and I can successfully say that I did that by rehabbing my hip. I’m back to running pain free, so I consider that a huge win. January January was definitely a month of discovery. I started the month with an awesome trip to Disney to cheer for the marathon, but ended the month with a diagnos...
Tags: Health, Life, Disney, Harry Potter, Chattanooga, Hamilton, Southwest, Williamsburg, Disney World, Coeur, Donna, Baltic Cruise


A high-carb diet may have a devastating effect on your brain

The re-release of David Perlmutter's Grain Brain continues the doctor's plight against high-carbohydrate diets. Perlmutter believes excess carbohydrates and gluten can lead to anxiety, depression, and Alzheimer's disease. A half-decade of research on brain health and the microbiome backs up Perlmutter's argument. None Sustainability and prevention are counterintuitive to human biology, which likely explains why we tweet out screeds against climate change from smartphones that are contributing...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Cdc, Brain, Depression, Innovation, Cbs, Alzheimer's, Derek, Men s Health, The Lancet, Perlmutter, Cognitive Science, David Perlmutter


Genetic testing can help personalize diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease, study shows

A new study has found that genes cause about 1 in 10 cases of chronic kidney disease in adults, and identifying the responsible gene has a direct impact on treatment for most of these patients.
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Yale researchers use arthritis medication to treat patient with disfiguring sarcoidosis

An all-Yale team of researchers successfully treated a patient with disfiguring sarcoidosis, a chronic disease that can affect multiple organs, with a drug approved for rheumatoid arthritis.
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10 top questions you had for Dr. Google in 2018

People were curious about the keto diet, ALS and endometriosis in 2018.
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Australia's extreme heatwave spans five states with high of 49C forecast

Weather bureau tells Pilbara residents to expect scorching temperaturesAustralia’s post-Christmas heatwave continues to sweep across the country, with a near record-breaking 49C forecast for Western Australia, and fire danger, health and air quality warnings issued across the nation.On Thursday morning, the bureau of meteorology forecast a scorching 49C maximum for Marble Bar and Pannawonica in the Pilbara region of WA – only 2 degrees below the highest temperature ever recorded in Australia, wh...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, Western Australia, Australia Weather, WA, Pilbara, Oodnadatta


Infertility and Divorce – How to Know if You Can Save Your Marriage

Couples who are coping with infertility often feel overwhelmed with grief or anger. Sometimes divorce seems like the only option, especially if one or both partners had their hearts set on having children. Can you save your marriage, or is it too late?There is no one sure way to know if you’re on the road to divorce because of infertility, but these thoughts from a marriage expert and bestselling author might help.“If you are considering leaving because your marriage is difficult, and you want a...
Tags: Health, Jesus, Infertility, Relationship Tips, Susan Pease Gadoua, Gadoua, Coping With Infertility, Infertility And Divorce


We should not be in a hurry to label a sign or symptom pathognomonic

“Pathognomonia.” I do not believe this is a real word. That’s OK. I don’t care if it isn’t. I have wanted to write this little blurb several times over a period of a few years. My theme is related to what we physicians regard as pathognomonic — i.e., definitive proof of a particular condition based […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


3,000 people may have been exposed to bloodborne infections at NJ surgery facility

A surgery center is warning more than 3,000 patients that they may have been exposed to bloodborne pathogens if they had a procedure at its ambulatory in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, between January and September 2018.
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Through 'bridge symptoms' social anxiety can develop into depression, and vice versa

The study examined the relationships between symptoms of major depressive disorder and social anxiety disorder. Traditionally, shared symptoms haven't been viewed as interacting elements that can cause someone suffering from one disorder to develop the other.The researchers argue that symptoms of one disorder can act as "bridges" that lead to the other. The findings suggest that treatments for depression and social anxiety can be improved by focusing on specific bridge symptoms instead of genera...
Tags: Psychology, Mental Health, Depression, Innovation, Introvert, Washington University in St Louis


How to Cope with Tragedy and Loss

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell People often ask me how I deal with tragedy and loss. I have experienced what many would say is an abundance of both. Yet I remain resilient, optimistic and happy with my life. I’m happy to share my thoughts here on what works for me. Maybe it will help others as well. A 2018  study found that serious loneliness spans across human lifetime, with particularly acute periods in the late-20s, mid-50s, and late-80s. The stud...
Tags: Psychology, Grief, Iraq, Personal, Self-help, Afghanistan, Loss, Catholic, Grieving, Grief And Loss, Coping Skills, Lee, Thomas Campbell, Depp, Glorioso, Cerebral Cortex


One city's answer to preventing teen e-cigarette use: Sell in adult-only stores

Attempting to beat back the rise of vaping among teens, the city of Somerville, Massachusetts, voted earlier this month to restrict where e-cigarettes can be sold -- limiting them, and menthol cigarettes, to the shelves of tobacco stores only open to customers 21 and older.
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The demonization of socialized medicine

Of late, doctor/friends on social media have taken to reposting news articles detailing the horrors taking place in other nations because of the evil scourge known as socialized medicine. In fact, the two words, alone or together, just don’t carry anything near the weight of the pain and suffering they imply, so I have taken […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, Washington Watch, CRNA


Shutdown to cut office overseeing federal food stamps by 95%

As the government shutdown loomed over the holidays, heads of federal agencies and departments overseeing health and public assistance services tweeted that, regardless of what was happening in Washington, they were attending, as much as possible, to business as usual.
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Using untargeted metabolomics to find biomarkers and therapeutic targets for CVD

Cardiovascular diseases are proven to be the leading cause of deaths throughout the world. If statistics are reviewed, almost four out of five deaths are due to myocardial infarction or stroke. Efforts to prevent CVD have little effect on the decrease of the number of CVD related deaths despite many medical advances.
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Study investigates role of miRNAs in anesthetic-induced myocardial conditioning

Many studies have shown that the mechanism of drug-induced myocardial conditioning is enzyme-mediated through messenger RNA and miRNA regulation. In this study Orriach et al. investigated the role that miRNAs play in the cardio-protective effect of halogenated anesthetics, which are widely used in cardiac surgery.
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New method of cancer stem cells activation to destroy tumors

This risky method of anti-cancer therapy was suggested by scientists of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). Their review of mechanisms for molecular activation of stem cells of gliomas (most widely-spread brain tumors) was approved for publishing in the Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience journal.
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The day he stopped pretending to be sick

From second through fifth grade, I mastered the art of being sick. I got out of school, soccer practice and piano lessons so that I could be the child I wanted to be — not sick, but loved, cared for. Here was my recipe: 1. Wake up. 2. Feel anxious about the day to come […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Conditions, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


How Stress Affects Your Memory

The relationship between stress and memory is complex. A little bit of stress can enhance your ability to encode, store, and retrieve factual information. Too much stress, however, can shut the system down. You may have had this experience studying for a test. A moderate amount of anxiety is motivating and will help you perform better. Too much on the other hand, especially while taking the actual test, can prevent you from recalling what you know. The experience of trauma and chronic stress ...
Tags: Psychology, Energy, Memory, Stress, Trauma, Anxiety And Panic, Memory And Perception, Journal of Neuroscience, Bremner, Zhuo C Lang X Li H Qin W Yu, Nestler


The Typical Reason You’re Not Losing Weight

This weight loss barrier makes weight particularly difficult to lose. → 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 Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing...
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Depression of fathers and their daughters linked, survey finds

Study of 3,176 UK families finds raised risk of 18-year-olds with depression if their fathers had similar feelings after their birthA teenage girl is more at risk of developing mental health problems if her father has experienced post-natal depression, according to research.A study of more than 3,000 families in the Bristol area in England found that one in 20 fathers experienced post-natal depression in the weeks after their child was born. Researchers found a link between men with the conditio...
Tags: Family, UK, England, Children, Life and style, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Depression, Parents and parenting, Bristol, Postnatal depression, Academic experts


Israel to allow medical marijuana exports

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament has unanimously approved a law to permit exports of medical marijuana, allowing Israel to tap the lucrative global market. Israel will become the third country, after the Netherlands and Canada, to take its medical cannabis global. The Israeli medical cannabis company iCAN predicts the global industry will reach $33 billion […]
Tags: Health, News, Israel, Jerusalem, Canada, Nation, Netherlands, Ican


A high-carb diet may lead to brain inflammation, says Dr. David Perlmutter

The re-release of David Perlmutter's Grain Brain continues the doctor's plight against high-carbohydrate diets. Perlmutter believes excess carbohydrates and gluten can lead to anxiety, depression, and Alzheimer's disease. A half-decade of research on brain health and the microbiome backs up Perlmutter's argument. None Sustainability and prevention are counterintuitive to human biology, which likely explains why we tweet out screeds against climate change from smartphones that are, themselves,...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Cdc, Brain, Depression, Innovation, Cbs, Alzheimer's, Derek, Men s Health, The Lancet, Perlmutter, Cognitive Science, David Perlmutter


Wired that way: genes do shape behaviors but it’s complicated

Many of our psychological traits are innate in origin. There is overwhelming evidence from twin, family and general population studies that all manner of personality traits, as well as things such as intelligence, sexuality and risk of psychiatric disorders, are highly heritable. Put concretely, this means that a sizeable fraction of the population spread of values such as IQ scores or personality measures is attributable to genetic differences between people. The story of our lives most definit...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Biology, Dna, Neuroscience, Brain, Genetics, Personality, Innovation, Genes, Kevin Mitchell, Princeton University Press Kevin MitchellThis


Medical checks ordered after 2nd child immigrant dies

By NOMAAN MERCHANT HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection have ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency’s care this month. The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial government shutdown underway over President Donald Trump’s request for border wall funding . The boy, identified by Guatemalan authorities as Felipe Gómez Alonzo, had been ...
Tags: Health, News, Congress, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Dhs, Soccer, Mexico City, Associated Press, CBP, Houston, Guatemala, Donald Trump


For New Year, try 'Monday resolutions'

With the end of the year approaching, it's not uncommon to start thinking about health goals for the new year, like losing weight, eating healthier, exercising and quitting smoking. But though we may have good intentions, choosing January 1 to make promises to get on a healthier track year-round doesn't always work. In fact, according to a 2017 Marist poll, about a third of people who make a New Year's resolution fail to stick with it.
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For New Year, try 'Monday resolutions' instead

With the end of the year approaching, it's not uncommon to start thinking about health goals for the new year, like losing weight, eating healthier, exercising and quitting smoking. But though we may have good intentions, choosing January 1 to make promises to get on a healthier track year-round doesn't always work. In fact, according to a 2017 Marist poll, about a third of people who make a New Year's resolution fail to stick with it.
Tags: Health, Marist


The #1 Reason We’re Still So Stressed Out

Americans are drowning in financial troubles. Credit card debt hit a record high this year at more than $1 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve. Student loan debt has jumped 150 percent over the span of just a decade. And not only are we drowning in debt, we’re also not saving, which further compounds the problem. About 1 in 4 Americans don’t even have a single dollar saved for an emergency. All of this takes a big toll on us, emotionally and physically. A survey by the Ameri...
Tags: Psychology, Money, Debt, Financial Planning, Financial, Jones, New Year's, Money And Financial, American Psychological Association, American Institute of CPAs, Careless spending, Federal Reserve Student, Social Science Medicine Overtime, Dickler


Does coffee lead to cardiac arrhythmias?

Coffee —”because of the caffeine which it holds,” described Dr. Henry Elsner in a 1911 review article in the journal of Hypertension and Arteriosclerosis — causes “increased rapidity of the heart’s action. It makes the heart irritable, it increases the power of the heart’s contractions, it places an extra load upon the kidneys, increasing the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Conditions, Cardiology, PA NP, CRNA, Henry Elsner


Jazz Musician Plays Acoustic Guitar While Undergoing Brain Surgery, Helping Doctors Monitor Their Progress

Unlike many colorful expressions in English whose origins are lost to us, the comparison of majorly consequential tasks to brain surgery makes perfect sense. One false move or miscalculation can result in instant death. The chances of irreversible, life-altering damage are high, should a scalpel slip or a surgeon mistake healthy brain tissue for diseased. This can happen more readily than we might like to think. “It can be very difficult to tell the difference between the tumor and norma...
Tags: Health, Google, Science, College, Neuroscience, Spain, South Africa, The New York Times, Facebook Twitter, Schubert, Josh Jones, Oliver Sacks, Carlos Aguilera, Manzini, Robert Alvarez, Durham NC Follow



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